Friday, September 25, 2009

Helping Others

I know - you'd love to help other people, but you have No time and No money.

Do you have a "desire" to serve?  That's all you need.  If you do, I promise you that you will find something on this website that you are able and willing to do. You can donate as little as $2 and make a difference. If you can drive to the post office, you can make a difference. If you have 15 minutes, you can make a difference.  If you can install a toolbar, you can make a difference.  You can play an online game, and make a difference.  You can just be a good example, and make a difference.  Check it out.   is not just for young mothers.  It is for anyone who wants to help others, and/or just make the world a little better.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cafe Rio Style Pork

to serve 6 people:

3 lb. pork shoulder roast (or boneless tenderloin pork roast)
1 cup Pace Picante sauce (medium hot)
2 cups brown sugar

Place in a crock pot and cook 6 to 8 hours (until pork can be "shredded" with two forks.)
(If you like a thicker sauce, don't add the Pace Picante and brown sugar in the beginning. Just cook the roast for about 3 hours, drain off the liquid and THEN add the Pace Picante sauce and brown sugar  - OR, take lid off crock pot and let sauce reduce)

We use this for burritos (Put pork, rice, beans and cheese on a flour torilla and wrap) Yum!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Happy Turtle Day!"

I love anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.  Makes you wish every day was a day to celebrate.  My 3 year old grandson has the right idea.  Every day is a holiday to him.  Every time he leaves our house he says, "Happy Turtle Day."  It all started last Thanksgiving when everyone left, they said, "Happy Turkey Day" and he thought that was great.  He said it for a week or two then one day decided to change Turkey to Turtle.  It's been Turtle ever since.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Maxine tells it like it is

She's obviously been married 50 years - see previous post
(Did Grampa call it or what.)

Thanks kids

It's so great to have thoughtful children.  Amy and Kyle sent flowers, Adam and Jen sent candy. Both arrived on our anniversary.  I've been enjoying both :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our 39th Wedding Anniversary

My grandfather used to say that when a man and woman gets married, she has 50 angels on her shoulders and he has 50 devils on his shoulders. For every year they are married, he gets one of her angels and she gets one of his devils. So by the time they are married 50 years, she has all the devils and he has all the angels. (That explains why women get so crabby in their old age and why old men are so sweet).

In our early married years Alan used to keep telling me not to let people walk all over me. He kept saying things like, "you need to learn to stand up to people" and "you need to learn how to say 'No' once in a while." Now he complains when I stand up to him. So I remind him that he's the one who always said that I should speak my mind. But he answers, "Yeah, but not to ME." I guess I've just gotten way too many devils on my shoulders. Maybe after 50 years we'll start trading back again think?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Weight Loss Tip:

Self-Check your way to saving money and losing weight! Use the self-checkout line at the super-market. Your impulse buys will drop by 17 to 32 percent. (Not incidentally, this translates to an annual weight loss of 3.1 pounds for men and 4.1 pounds for women.) --Source: Consumer Reports

Who knew? (If I cut MY impulse buying, I'd lose 4.1 pounds a MONTH!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget

Remember all who were affected by September 11th - those who died, and those who live.
The people who say that the U.S. Government is behind this attack, in any way, are just as crazy as the skinheads who say the holocaust is a hoax. There are people who just like to jump onto "conspiracy" theories. Just recently there was a newspaper article quoting a Neil Armstrong interview saying that the moon landing was a hoax. The paper apologized for running the story without checking the facts. there was no such interview and Neil Armstrong was very upset to see his name attached to such a ridiculous claim.

If anyone out there is wondering where God was during this attack, read this!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Are you Fabulous?

Bazaar Magazine is currently running a contest and is asking women to write in and tell them, in 50 words or less, how “Fabulous” they are. They are going to pick someone in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and do an article on them (the winners also get $5,000 each and some prizes).
I thought to myself, “Hey, I’m pretty fabulous” so I started writing. Ha! There is NO WAY anyone can tell someone how fabulous they are in 50 words or less. Come on – try it. I double dog dare you.
All I could say was, “I’ve been married 40 years to a man who thinks I’m fabulous. I have two married daughters who say I’m their best friend. And my two grandchildren run through my front door saying, ‘hey, hey, hey Gramma’ and jump in my arms. That’s pretty fabulous.” - I win.

(Now my husband thinks I'm obnoxious - but I say, "Hey, if I don't like me, who else will??")

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sham Wow!

"I never thought I'd see the day when an infomercial could sell a product with the word SHAM in it and still be a huge success. I mean, wow!" Jennifer Zuffinetti (my daughter - she gets it from me.)