Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday's Photo Scavenger Hunt/ Signs

Now I want to know what terrible thing happens if you ski on the weekends. I mean do they take away my decoder ring, or what? Does this mean I cannot ski at Christmas either? Darn it!



This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

The year is 1908.

One hundred years ago.What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :

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The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 milesOf paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was theEiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place atHOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which Were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and usedBorax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from Entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population ofLas Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said,"Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households had at leastOne full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE !U.S.A.

Now I added this on my blog without typing It myself, and sent it to you and others all over Canada & U.S. And Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it m ay be like in another 100 years.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Lily's Birthday at Chuckee Cheese

Needless to say, everyone had fun. It was a great 2nd birthday party.


My Lilybug turns "2" today.

This was taken yesterday at the park with her grandpa (my hubby).


Friday's Feast #188


Name something you would categorize as weird.
Tv shows like The Bachelor, The Beauty and the Geek, that stupid Flavor Flav show...just weird!


What color was the last piece of food you ate?
Mine was tan I was oatmeal.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone?
5, just depends on my mood
Main Course
Fill in the blank: I will ___not______ vote for ___John McCain________ in __any election_____.
Describe your sleeping habits.
My sleeping habits are very erratic lately. Some nights I never turn over, other nights I wake up 20 times.

Friday Memes

Four Foods on Friday

#1. When going out to dinner what items do your order? Appetizers, soup, salad, dinner, dessert.
Salad and dinner... never dessert.

#2. How predictable are you when eating out? Do you usually order a meal that you’ve had before or do you like to try new things?
I'm predictable. I usually order something I've ordered before, but there are exceptions.

#3. When eating at a restaurant, what beverage do you like to order with your meal?
Pepsi or Iced Tea

#4. Name a meal that you ate at a restaurant that you liked so much you tried to recreate it, as well as the name of the restaurant and the recipe.
I tried to make Southwestern Eggrolls from Chili's and they turned out pretty good, ut still not the same.
Friday Fill-Ins

1. When I fell in love _I had that stupid 'in love' grin on my face for weeks____!

2. _I love____ when the flowers bloom and it heats up outside!

3. Oh no! The internet connection is down, _let me call Comcast AGAIN and see what's wrong this time.____.

4. _The Bachelor____ is the craziest tv show ever. It is so stupid.

5. Cheese and _macaroni____ make a great meal!

6. _I wish I had____ a garden.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _going to Lily's birthday party at Chuckee Cheese____, tomorrow my plans include _reading____ and Sunday, I want to _rest and catch up on my blogs____!
Friday Fun

1. What was the first conscious thought you had this morning? That today is Lily's birthday.

2. When did you you first begin to blog? last year

3. When you go online, what do you do first? check my email

4. You go to your favorite bookstore. What section do you go to first? the new book arrivals

5. American Idol, The Bachelor, Project Runway, Hell’s Kitchen. Which would be your first choice? Project Runway
Friday 5

1. What’s something you love and is quite bad for you?
I love cakes and pies and cookies and southern fried foods, and they are all quite bad for me.

2. What’s something you hate and is quite good for you?
drinking lots of water

3. What’s something that’s about equally good and bad for you?
For me, it's exercise. It is very good for most people, but very bad for me right now healthwise.

4. What’s something you’ve been told is bad for you but you suspect is not as bad as people say?
ok, everything I think of, like sunbathing for instance, really is bad for me, even though I love it, so I really don't know.

5. What’s something most people consider ugly but you consider beautiful?
Lots of things... since I started photography as a hobby, I seem to see beauty in things I never saw it in before.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday Challenge / Earth

Old Iron Mill Day Use Area

Cartersville, GA

Thursday Challenge / Earth

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

When I got home from the hospital, I found two things.... flowers from hubby and that animals had taken over my bed! Every day, no matter how bad, has at least one bright moment. Look for yours!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Home again, The Journey begins!

Well, I found out during my six day hospital stay thay that I have terminal cirrosis of the liver, which is not fair, since I don't drink. I was so full of fluid that they had to drain it and I lost 28 pounds in six days. NOT a fun way to lose weight. Right now I'm on an emotional roller coaster. One minute I'm ok, the next I'm crying. I am however trying to be very optimistic.
When I go back to the doctor on May 6th, they will send me to the the Emory Transplant Center in Atalnta where I will be put on the organ transplant list. If you are not a donor, I URGE you to do so now. It could save someone's life. You can become a donor free at .

The journey begins..........