Saturday, May 3, 2008

Voices/ Day 3

Robert's voice

I think the voice I love hearing the most is my husband's. Robert has a nornmal voice, not soft, not harsh, not low or high, just normal. But it sounds wonderful.

When he says "I love you", when he whispers to me, when we lie in bed and talk before falling asleep every night, when he plays with the grandbabies, across the dinner table, even yelling at ballgames on tv, I just love hearing his voice. I cannot imagine not hearing it.

Whose voice do love hearing the most?


Finally... I'm approved.

I have tried twice before to get approved for PayPerPost and got denied each time. The first time, I did not have enough posts (must have 60 or more). The second time my blog wasn't old enough (must be 6 months old). So I guess the third time is a charm. I searched through my email this morning and there it was, very approval letter. I am actually very excited about it.

My blog will stay personal with my usual memes, photos, and other stuff. I will occasionally now be able to add a payperpost posting as well. As those of you that read my blog on a regular basis know, I am in desperate times with money now. I can no longer work and am waiting on my disability to be approved, so any little extra helps. I made $32.00 at my son's yard sale this morning, which bought me groceries.

I've been seeing PayPerPost badges on a lot of my friends blogs that I check regularly, and have been interested for quite some time. Check out the PayPerPost website if you are interested in earning some extra cash with blog marketing. I do know several blogging buddies that have been paid by them every single month, so they are legitimate. They even have something called PayPerPost University that teaches you everything you need to know and answers all your questions.

Since my blog was finally approved, now I can make a little extra money and still go on blogging about the things I love. I am very happy about this.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Win $Cash In July

Juliana of My Library , Juliana's World, and Juliana's Lair is having a contest to celebrate her first year of blogging. It starts today and ends July 19th.

These are the prizes-

1st place - $100.00
2nd place - $ 55.00
3rd place - $ 40.00
4th place - $ 30.00
5th place - $ 25.00
You can accumulate points by commenting, playing guessing games, blogging about the contest, and more.
So go HERE and check it out.

Nablopomo / Voices day 2

Voice of the Past

The voice sounded so sweet and loving
Every word I wanted to hear.
You are my angel, you were put on this earth just for me.
The voice gets on one knee.

The voice is always angry
Everything is always my fault
The voice is controlling my world
It takes away my soul.

The voice scares me
bruises, broken bones, heartache
The voice has taken my spirit
the only thing I had left.

The voice finally goes away
leaving my world broken and shattered.
Finally, a ray of hope
that I will never the the voice again.
written by Sandy M


Friday Fill-ins

1. Two of my favorite ingredients in a drink are _Tea and sugar____!

2. _My life____ often amazes me.

3. You can keep doing that forever, the dog is __not watching___.

4. _a few pork chops and a can of coke____, mix it all together, Bake it at 375 for 35 minutes and voila! You have _dinner____!.

5. If I had a yard with a garden, I would love to grow __lots of flowers and a few tomatos___.

6. _Sunbathing____ is best au naturel. (but it also scares the neighbors)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _going out to eat with my hubby____, tomorrow my plans include _shopping and going out to eat with my son and his family____ and Sunday, I want to __clean my dirty house___!

Freezer Food Friday!

Sweet Potato Pie

2 c. sugar
3 big sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
2 tbsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1/2 c. sweet milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice (optional)
2 deep dish frozen pie shells

Cook sweet potatoes until soft, then drain and mix in all other ingredients; mix well. Pour into pie shells and cook about 30 minutes until done (firm in middle).I use 1 lg can of sweet potatos instead of cooking the real ones. It's much quicker with the same taste.
I make up a double batch and freeze it. Next time, just thaw, pour into pie shells, and bake as usual. My grandma made these when I was a little girl.


Friday's Feast #189


What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child?
The Jetsons


Pretend you are about to get a new pet. Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it?
a new fish..... Freddie


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion?
4 .... When I was thin, I loved getting dressed up... When you are fat, it is NO fun at all.

Main Course

What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?
Pop or oldies from the 70s


When was the last time you bought a clock? And in which room did you put it?
Wow, I haven't bought a clock in ages... My son gave me one for Christmas, a mantle clock, and since I don't have a mantle, it is in the Living Room on the entertainment center.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thurday Thirteen- alphabet addition - E

1. Elephants - I collect little elephants under 3" tall.

2. Earrings - I got my ears pierced when I was 13 (YIKES 40 yrs ago). I still love earrings. Got any you don't want? Send them my way!

3. Early - I'm always early. I hate being late to anything.

4. Energy - Something I have very little of these days.

5. Exercise - Something I need but don't do. Does walking from the bed to the tv to the computer and back to bed count?

6. Eyes - I think a person's eyes tell you everything about them. Don't believe me? Watch the person you are talking to eyes next time. Eyes are the windows to the soul.

7. Eggs - Poached in milk on toast, scrambled, or overeasy!

8. Eat - The one thing I love to do and am trying to do less of.

9. Eagle - The golden Eagle was my high school mascot!

10. Entrecard - my newest addiction.

11. ER - One more season. I've never missed a show.. ever.

12. Etsy - I'm also hooked on Etsy!

13. Ellen - The Ellen show is giving away a new GMC Yukon here. I love Ellen!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I hear my Mom's voice

I hear my Mom's voice in almost everything I do. Isn't it funny how when we are young, we never want to listen to our mom's voice, and now that I'm older and she is gone, I would give anything to hear her voice just one more time. My mom wasn't a very loving person as far as being touchy feely huggie like me. But when she opened her mouth, she had the softest sweetest voice. I used to love to call her, because I loved how she said hello on the phone. Then she would sound so excited that I had called.
So if you have a mom, call her up and listen to how she sounds. One day you may not hear that anymore. If you no longer have a mom, close your eyes and take a moment to remember your mom's voice. Now smile!

Today is......

Hairstylist Appreciation Day

In honor of this I need HELP>
I've had the same boring hairdo since I think the 70s.... So tell me... what can I do with it. How can I get it cut so that is is little or no maintenance, cause I got it like that! Any ideas apprciated... no bad remarks self confidence doesn't need the stress.

Wordless Wednesday

Searching for a great fishing spot.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Heads or Tails / Share a special memory

"Share a special memory" is the theme at Heads or Tails this week.

As a young girl in the 60s, I was addicted to music. I had a radio by my bed much like this one and I listened to all the pop songs of the decade all the time. But every single morning as long as I can remember, I woke up to country music blasting from the kitchen. It may be the reason I still can't stand country music today. My grandparents loved it. Anything to do with country or the Opry was great to them. I knew it was time to get up when I heard the Sick Call program come on. I thought this was the most morbid show in the history of radio. It came on then WJMW, now WKAC radio with Mary Romine and her husband. After their deaths, their daughter Jill took over and it is still on today from what I hear. (I no longer live in that state). "Sick Call" is a daily program which lists recent deaths and people in the hospital. It has been on since 1953. Right after Sick Call came Swap and shop, where locals called in selling stuff or wanting to buy stuff or to tell where their yard sales were located. Even though I hated hearing those shows, they bring back wonderful memories. The smell of bacon cooking, as my grandma cooked a full breakfast seven days a week; my grandparents voices discussing their upcoming day, and best of all, my grandma coming in to see if I was awake yet. I miss them very much. Isn't it funny how the things we hate can bring out the best memories in us?

10 on Tuesday / Superstitions

10 Superstitions, Traditions, and/or Personality Quirks

1. If a black cat crosses the road in front of me, I still "X" it out.

2. Growing up, I was not allowed fish in the house (even goldfish), because a house with live fish in it is a house with no money.

3. Also, we were not allowed to play games with dice, because that was causing the family finances to be gambled away. Bullcrap. huh?

4. I still won't walk across a grave at the cemetary.

5. I do not walk under ladders.

6. Little noises make me crazy. Like a clock ticking, water dripping, stuff like that.

7. I don't like for my food to touch each other on my plate. Weird I know, but I've always been that way.

8. I am an obsessive list maker. I have a list for almost everything.

9. I do not like paper napkins. I would rather use a cloth napkin anytime.

10. If I see a picture hanging crooked, I have to straighten it. No matter where I am.

Geez, I didn't realize how weird I was until I did this, lol. I even asked hubby to help me come up with some and he thought of about 10 more. Oh well, that's who I am I guess, a weirdo!

Monday, April 28, 2008

TODAY IS........

The Vegas cubicle

The Beer Drinkers cubicle

The ZEN cubicle

The slob's cubicle

A senior moment.....

Seven Ways To Have A Good Day:..

1.Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet

2.Look at the sunny side of everything

3. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.

4. Be as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own.

5.Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

6. Give everyone a smile.

7.Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left tocriticize others.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Thug :: The man I was with for 5 yrs before my hubby.

  2. Slurp :: My hubby slurps coffee and it makes me CRAZY!

  3. Alley :: The first thing that comes to mind is garbage truck.

  4. Sweater vest :: Mr. Rogers neighorhood

  5. Targeted :: I have targeted 150 as my weight loss goal.

  6. Snazzy :: the way my son Dennis dresses

  7. Oy! :: Oh my!

  8. Jury duty :: never had to serve.

  9. Low fat :: the diet I am on.

  10. Responsibility :: It is now my responsibility to lose all this weight so that I can get my transplant when the time comes.