Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve 2008

Good Morning! Here it is, the last day of 2008.
This is my 286th post on blogspot. I thought I had started at the beginning of the year, but looking back I see I actually did my first post on March 10.
I hope some of you have gotten to know me better over the year.

Any plans for New Year's Eve? Me, Steve, Heather, Adam, Jasmine, Elizabeth and Chris are bowling tonight for New Years Eve. That is always lots of fun, especially if you are like us and love to bowl. They make it really fun.

I want to share a photo essay on gather today. It's Christmas eve at home photos. As soon as I post this, it's that time, time to take down the Christmas tree. Christmas Eve at Home Photos

For my featured squidoo lens today I want to share one that I made for my grandson. It's on the Power Rangers. Power Rangers

See you in the New Year Tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday December 30

Good Morning! We've almost made it to the end of 2008.
The weather has been very pleasant over the past few days. Today's high is 55. It was so nice yesterday that we were able to send the kids out to play for awhile while I fixed lunch. I am soaking it in and being so thankful that it's not freezing.

I'm sitting here sorting through my mom's postcard collection preparing to list them for sale on blujay. It's quite interesting as they date back to 1942 so far. Apparently the military wasn't required to attach postage when writing home either.

I won't share a Christmas photo essay from gather today. Instead I really want to share the photos of the plastic bag shopping bag that I crocheted. I got it completed yesterday and I am very pleased with the results. Shopping Bag Crocheted with Plarn is Complete

I'm off on a business call for Under the Rainbow Gifts so calling it a day here.

Have a great Tuesday,

Monday, December 29, 2008

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Until tomorrow, have a great day, what is left of it! I am super late getting this posted today as I've been working around the house and on other things.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday December 28

Good Morning!
It snowed yesterday but by afternoon it had warmed up enough to melt it all away. Looks like the high's for the next 5 days jump around in the 40's and 50's and no call for anymore snow right now. Sounds darn good to me.
We have this week off school yet, then it's back to that grind.

Today's plans include continuing to work on the shopping bag that I am crocheting with the plastic bags, house cleaning, and whatever I can get done on the computer. I'm going up soon to put some chicken in the crockpot for supper tonight.

Here is part 2 of the photos of Christmas Eve at my brothers house...funner photos as gifts are being opened. Christmas Eve at My Brothers 2008 Part 2

Today I will feature the squidoo lens that I built which is a book review on the book Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. Good book, great author, I hope you will take a look see. Summer Sisters Book Review

Have a blessed Sunday,

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday December 27

Good Morning. Yep, it sure was a nice day yesterday. It got up to 65º. Elizabeth and Chris came over and took the kids outside for some good fun. Today it's swooped down to a high in the 30's, but still not as bad as it could be.
No real plans today. I think I will mostly just sit here, click on the computer and work on crafts.

Here is the first photo post of our Christmas that I put on gather. Christmas Eve at My Brothers Part 1 I did 4 photo posts total.

I also built a new squidoo lens yesterday. This one is on REO Speedwagon. I've included 5 videos plus the lyrics to the 5 songs as well. I hope you will check it out. REO Speedwagon Fans

Have an awesome Saturday!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday December 26

Good Morning!
We've made it through Christmas. I will be posting a little later each morning than I used to. I've decided since I'm no longer working outside the home I need to change up my routine. From now on I'm going to get the housework done first thing in the morning before I even get on the computer. This will make for better days anyway.
This morning there was just a lot more to do with picking up boxes, wrapping, etc from yesterday.

The weather is pretty great stayed warm enough over night that all the ice melted. However, it's not going to last, a cold front with more snow is to come in this evening. Enjoy it while we can is all we can do.

I took lots of photos the last 2 days. I'm going to get those off the camera and posted on gather today. So, I won't list a post today, will wait until I have those done.

I will feature a squidoo lens today. This is the one that I built for Ariel on Hannah Montana. It's pretty neat, I hope you will take a look. Hannah Montana for Ariel
She got lots of Hannah Montana stuff for Christmas. I should gather it all together and post a photo of it to the lens. I just may do that in the next day or so.

Until tomorrow, have a great day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day 2008!

Good morning!
Christmas eve at my brothers was great. We had lots of good food, good family time, and fun opening packages. I took lots of photos.
Once home from my brothers we opened a few more packages here.
Chris, Liz and Willo are off to Chris' grandmas house for her traditional Christmas morning breakfast.
Allen, Ariel, and Araya stayed all night with their father last night.
They are all to go to Chris' mom's for Christmas dinner at 2 pm today.
We still have packages from me here to open, so I am hoping before they head to Chris' mom's that we can get that done.
I got the ham out of the freezer to start cooking. I don't know how many will be here to eat, but thought a traditional Christmas dinner would be nice this evening all the same.

I'm feeling bad right now for Jasmine and Heather, they sure are slighted in the gift part. Jasmine has a super attitude about it saying that it's because they are getting older. They each got something from my mom and from my brothers family. From me they each have 5 gifts and their stocking. That's it though.
Whereas the grandkids get from me, my mom, and my brothers family, but also Chris' mom and grandma, and they were adopted by a sorority. The 3 old grandkids are also getting from their father and his girlfriends family. Boy, do they have it made this year?

However, Christmas is not about the gifts. It's about the thoughts and about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I leave you with this:

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Wednesday December 24

Good morning! We woke up this morning to the pilot light out on the furnace...and somehow the front door had come open. Can you say bbbrrrr?? We also woke up to just a dusting of snow outside.
In a couple of hours we are off to my brothers house for Christmas dinner and to open gifts. One gift for everyone goes from me, then we open what is from my mom, and from my brothers family. My daughter will take one gift from her for each of her children.
We are changing up the menu a bit this year for dinner so it should be interesting. We usually have ham, but this year my sister-in-law wants to make 2 different soups instead. We are taking fresh veggies with dip, pistachio pudding salad, and applesauce jello.

When I posted on gather about our family tradition of baking cookies and making other goodies for Christmas there was interest in the butter mint recipe that I use. So, I shared the recipe in a post if you are interested in checking it out. Butter Mints Recipe

Today's featured squidoo lens is a fun one I made about Fat Albert. I hope you will go take a look see and even listen to the youtube videos. Fat Albert

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Have a safe holiday!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday December 23

good morning!
I am late getting my blog posted. I decided to be good (so to speak) and do someof the household chores before sitting in front of the computer.
I have to make a grocery store run today yet for tomorrow dinner at my brothers. Then, we have our bowling league tonight. My daughter and I worked on holiday treats last night but she didn't get done with hers. We have to get the goodies she bought and the ones that I bought divided among all the stockings. You know, I didn't make a stocking for myself...hhmmmmm.

Last night I posted photos of some of our goodie making on gather. I hope you will give it a look see. One of our Holiday Traditions--Baking and Goodie Making

Today for my featured squidoo lens I want to share the lens I made on the various point programs that I do. They are neat and a lot of fun too. Point Programs

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Have an awesome day!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday December 22

Good Morning!
Yesterday was so busy with church and housecleaning that I didn't get online until 8 pm. I didn't take the time to write a blog.
It's cold and I don't like's going to be a long cold winter, with yesterday being the first official day of winter.

My daughter will be over later and we are going to get our Christmas baking and candy making done. I can't wait....yum!

Nothing much else going on, but we do need prayers for a situation with my grandchildren. It's stressful.

Today I will feature the squidoo lens that I built about the online craft mall. If you do crafts to sell, you will definitely want to check this out. If you don't, I still hope you will give the lens a look see. Online Craft Mall

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Have a great day and stay warm!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday December 20

Afternoon all. This will be short today as I've been sick since I went to bed last night. It's 4 pm now and I'm just feeling better enough to think I actually want to try sitting in front of the computer.

The Christmas party for work was nice yesterday and I'm glad I went. There were lots that wanted to tell me goodbye, give me a hug and tell me that I will be missed. Afterwards I was able to get a ride to Wal Mart to pick up a few groceries. I cam home to find my mother sick...and so it goes.
Praying that no one is sick today, tonight or tomorrow morning so we can all make it to church for the special service before Christmas.

I will go ahead and feature one of my squidoo lenses today. It's the one I built on mycoolcontests. I hope you will check it out and join to help me get more entries. I still need to log in to see if I won anything today. My Cool Contests

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Until tomorrow have a great evening,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday December 19

Good Morning. It warmed up enough yesterday to melt most of the snow. However, today's high is 36, tomorrow's 30, then it goes down to 20 and showing more snow.

I made it through my last day of work yesterday. I received a really cute card and going away gift from the gals that I work with. After work I went and got the gifts for Heather and Jasmine. I then spent until after supper getting everything wrapped. All I have not to finish up Christmas is to make the edible goodies. We will work on that in the next few days.

Today is the Christmas dinner/party for work. I hope I can hold down my nervousness of going since I've quit. The food should be great. Other than that, I really need to work on cleaning this basement. With me being busy getting things made and busy outside of home the kids have turned it in to tornado alley again down here. I also will spend my online time mostly going through the past week's gather notices looking for entries to my contest. I need to pick a winner by tomorrow.

Today I am featuring the squidoo lens that I built for Under The Rainbow Gifts Consultant Program. I've recently updated some of the products shown. This is being run by a good online friend of mine and I hope to get things going with it. I hope you will take a look. Under The Rainbow Gifts

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Have a glorious day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday December 18

Good Morning! It's cold outside, but not windy. If it can only stay like this today I will have it made. However, it's supposed to start raining ice.
Today is my last day of work, and right after work I go to the Salvation Army to get Jasmine's gifts and our food basket. Then, I head to First Call for Help and get Heather's gifts.
I will spend the rest of the day mostly wrapping the gifts. Once that is done all I will have left if my Christmas goodie making and I plan on doing that over the weekend and Monday.

Today I would like to share a post I did a couple of days ago on Gather. It's the snow we woke up to. Woke up to Shovel Snow

Today's featured squidoo lens is a book review for Empty Promises. That sure was an interesting book. I hope you will check it out. Empty Promises Book Review

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Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday December 17

Good Morning. The snow did stop falling sometime last night. It's ok outside since there isn't wind right now. It's that cold wind that cuts right through me.
There are no real plans for today. I have work in a couple hours, just today and tomorrow left to worry about that! The kids have Awanas this evening, then there is 2 weeks off there too. I will probably wrap a few gifts today. Other plans include sitting with Jasmine and getting serious about her schoolwork.

Today I will share the post I did on gather on my sewing machine debut. I got it out and got the 2 pillows made for gifts. Photos are included. Sewing Machine Debut

Today's squidoo lens to feature is the one I built on my blujay. Marsha's blujay It's neat as I have an rss feed which changes up to show some of what I have listed. I've recently added 3 more listings too.

I'm off for this day....have a blessed day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday December 16--Snow!

Good morning! Woke up to a few inches of snow. I was out shoveling early to get Allen down the sidewalk. It was kins of invigorating, and I have to admit it is beautiful. Another good thing is it's not bitter cold out like it was yesterday.

Today I have work...just 3 days left and I am done! After I get off work Heather has her math tutoring, and this evening is bowling.

I've posted on gather with a photo of how the hair scrunchies turned out in black. Please take a look if you would like. I am done making the scrunchies for Christmas gifts so from now on most that will be made will be listed on blujay. Hair Scrunchies in Black

I built a squidoo lens last night on the Jerky Direct Business. I really do hope you will take a look at it. I've been with Jerky Direct for over 2 years and I am very happy with it. I'm really wanting to get the word out. And, if you want to try the Jerky, email me, I am offering free shipping on 2 bags. Jerky Direct Business Opportunity

I did get all my running done yesterday. My daughter and her boyfriend both had the stomach stuff yesterday but the man down the block got me to all my places. I will be very glad ride wise once this week is over.

Until tomorrow, have a glorious day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday December 15

Good Cold Morning. We woke up to -4º Can we say bbrrrrr?
Today is my payday. So, if I have a ride I will be busy. I will have to get my check after work, go to the bank, then to pay the cable bill, then to the post office, then to pay the water bill, then to make the van payment, then to 2 stores.
I have no idea if my daughter's boyfriend is willing to run me to all those places even if I give him money. I may have to come home first and call the man down the street and see if I can pay him to run me around. (so sad to make the van payment when it's not running...$169 more to pay on it then we can junk it)

Here is my weekly mail call post from gather. It wasn't a terrific week, but I did get some things in. Mail Call! Week of December 7

Today's squidoo lens to share is one that I built for Jasmine on the anime Naruto. I recently updated it adding a really cool video. I hope you will check it out. Naruto Fanatic

Until tomorrow, once again...stay warm!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday December 14

Good Morning. bbrrrr it's cold outside. 24 degrees when I last checked...high is supposed to be 50 but I don't see it making it. Tomorrow's high is only to be 19. ack!! time to start wearing the long johns.

Yesterday I put together a contest on gather to give away a $25 redemption code. The contest will run until the 18th which chances for more entries each day. Contest!! Win a $25 code Day 1 Day 2 is also just posted.

Today I plan on getting the rest of the hair scrunchies made. Somehow my red yarn disappeared (darn grandkids) so I am now making black. I am finding it very hard to see the stitches on the black. They are going to be very pretty.

No one ended up sick yesterday, that was a blessing. I just hope it doesn't hit me and make me miss one of my last 4 days of work...especially not the very last day I am working!

Today's squidoo lens that I want to feature is one that I made on my home town. I hope you will take a look, we really have a lot to offer here. Hutchinson, KS

I will close for now. I am in hopes that yuwie is running today. It's hard to get views and keep up with friends when the site's been down more than up the past few days!

Stay warm!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday December 13

I have to say good afternoon today. I slept in late. I didn't get my ride to the store yesterday but he called this morning so I've been hopefully stocking up enough we don't have to shop again until next weekend. The weather is nice out but windy. Still taking advantage of the bit warmer weather as it's supposed to get nasty by Sunday evening.

No other real plans for this day. Yesterday the baby ended up sick to her stomach. My daughter did come get her. Now my mom isn't feeling well at the stomach...I'm sure it will make the rounds to all 8 of us, which is just so pleasant....NOT!!

I didn't quite get the one gals prize package stuff made so I will still be working on that today. If I hurry I can get this last washcloth made and her package ready before the mailman comes.

Today's lens I want to feature on squidoo is my coupon and refund story. I hope you will enjoy it. My Coupon/Refund Story

Until tomorrow, have the best day that you can,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday December 12

Good morning. I'm a little late getting my blog written as I've been doing some other things like getting Christmas cards addressed and out for the mailman and the craft order that I finished out in the mail too.
Jasmine was sick to her stomach yesterday so we left her down here alone. I worked on cards and dish scrubbies upstairs yesterday.
I have 4 more scrubbies and 2 washcloths to crochet for a prize to send out from the piepoints Black Friday event. Then, unless more orders come in I can get back to making the rest of my Christmas gifts.

The weather was just gorgeous yesterday. It's supposed to be that way today and tomorrow then take a turn for the worse again with snow and highs in the 20's starting Sunday. I better enjoy the nice while I can.

Since I didn't get much time on the computer at all yesterday I am in hopes of getting a lot done today. Mostly I want to work on catching up with gather email. I will work on crocheting as well.

Today's squidoo lens that I want to feature is one I built called Homeschool helpers. I talk a little about my home schooling, then offer lists that others can add to if they own their own business type website related to homeschooling and another list where they can post good homeschool websites. Whether you homeschool or not, I hope you will check it out. Homeschool Helpers

Until tomorrow,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday December 11

Good morning! It's a crisp chilly morning with no wind.
Yesterday was just son drove over here needing a driver to take him around, I was the only one here. As soon as I got done with him he did get me to my dr. appt. However, no one picked me up and I had to walk that sucked! Thankfully there wasn't much wind, but it was only 30 degrees. I was in a bad mood and my legs felt cold the rest of the evening.
Today Heather has her math tutoring so hopefully my daughter will get her there and home. This evening I have church council meeting but I have a man from church picking me up for that.

I am working on some dish scrubbie orders. I need to have those done by tomorrow evening to be off in Saturday's mail. I still have several hair scrunchies to crochet. Some of the scrunchies I am sending to a lady on the Christmas wishlist group who is collecting little things to make stockings for the needy. I also need to get all my Christmas cards addressed and ready to mail as well. This is always such a busy time of the year for everyone.

Today I am featuring the squidoo lens that I built on the traffic exchanges that I do. I am signed up for more that was is listed, but these are the ones that I enjoy the most. Traffic Galore

I am off now to see what I can earn before it's time to head to work. Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday December 10

Good Morning. I am getting a slow start this morning on the computer so I will have to be at work before I know it. 6 workdays left until I am done there!
Yesterday no sooner than I published my blog it started snowing like crazy. All we are mostly left with this morning are icy streets. It's now supposed to be sunny with highs in the 40's and 50's the remainder of the week.

My only extra post on gather yesterday was about an email I got from mypoints. It was an anniversary email...I've been a member of mypoints for 11 years!! It is one of th best and most reliable sites out there.

Today's squidoo lens to feature is one I built for my 12 year old daughter Jasmine. It's on the anime Death Note and I've recently updated it to make photos larger. Death Note Fans

In other news, still no money order from those books, which leaves me wondering if she really is going to pay. That is a sad thought as I've already borrowed and spent the profit from Steve. Also I have a doctor appointment this afternoon. It's a yearly check up, so get that over and I don't have to worry about it for another year.
I received payout for a 3rd time today from Matrixmails. If you are reading this in blogger, the banner is at the bottom of the page. Another program worth doing.

Until tomorrow, have a glorious day,

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday December 9

Good Morning!
Yesterday it got up to 60 degrees, and wasn't even cold with the wind! Today is a total turn around. It is super windy and really cold out there and they put us in a winter advisory, even talking about it getting bad enough for school closings tomorrow. I will take yesterdays weather!

Today is Heather's math tutoring. I've asked my daughter to take me to Wal Mart to get craft supplies while she is there. Tonight is bowling. With any luck I will also get that gal's money order in the mail and can get these books off in the mail.

Here is a post I did on gather about a rug I crocheted for beside Jasmine's bed. Finished One Rug for Beside Jasmine's Bed (with photo)

Today's squidoo lens to feature is one that I made highlighting online parties. It's an older one and I need to go find a way to spice it up with some graphics or something, but I hope you will go check it out...and add your own site if you own one or frequent one that holds online parties. Online Parties

Until tomorrow, stay safe and stay warm,

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday December 8

Good Morning. The weather is pleasant today. Looks like the temps drop quite a bit starting tomorrow. Another day to enjoy it while it's here.
8 days of work left...the countdown is still on.

I got a lot of gifts wrapped yesterday until I ran out of paper. I worked more on the yellow Barbie dress and made one more hair scrunchie. I need to make 5 or 6 more to have what I need for gifts.
No real plans today other than a trip to the grocery store, which reminds me that I need to get my list ready with coupons before work since I will have my daughter take me as soon as I get off.

I got the post done with photos of our Christmas tree and gifts and things. I hope you will take a look. Christmas Tree Up and Presents Wrapped

Today's squidoo lens I want to feature is my original lens. The one I thought was going to be the only one I built. Since I have taken a lot of the original stuff off of it and make those things in to different lens, but I have also added to this one. I hope you will check out Gifts Galore and More

I will leave you today and get on to the grocery list (and some yuwie comments) Have a great day,

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday December 7

Good afternoon! I chose to stay off here this morning and do some things around the house and get the kids ready for church. Steve took us to church this morning for the Christmas dinner afterwards, it was really nice to go.
Last night Steve took his laundry to the laundry mat, then while it washed we ate at Kentucky Fried Chicken...while it dried we shopped at Dollar General. I got the rest of the little gifts for Allen, Ariel and Araya...and gained 2 more yellow bags towards working on the yellow Barbie dress.

While I am talking about that, I will share the link to my gather post on the blue Barbie dress that is complete. I am crocheting these with plastic bags. Once done with the dresses I am going to work here and there on a shopping bag. It's really interesting and fun, not to mention a great way to use those plastic shopping bags too. One Barbie Dress Complete

I had a suggestion on my Deathnote squidoo lens to make the photos larger to pop more. I did that last night, so I will make that today's featured lens in my blog. Death Note (anime)

Today's plans pretty well include vegging out here in front of the computer. I am going to crochet in these 2 bags on the Barbie dress, wrap some more gifts and crochet on more hair scrunchies while sitting here.

Until tomorrow I hope your Sunday has been blessed,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday December 6

Good Morning. 9:15...that is what time I crawled out of bed this morning. It wasn't that I stayed up late, but had a granddaughter who thought all night she was going to be sick.

I gave up on yuwie yesterday (sorry friends) I was trying to do about 10 things at once and when I would hit back to yuwie I would find I had left it on the page to leave a comment, then when I put the comment in it locked me out on suspicion of fraudulent activity. I guess just because it took me so long to put in the comment. When it happened the 2nd time I just closed yuwie for the day. I will catch up with you all today.

I actually did 6 posts on gather yesterday as well as shared 2 photos. I'm going to share my post of the Game Wave system we got yesterday thru bzz agent. Game Wave Gaming System Came Today From Bzzagent

I updated my cello in the box lens yesterday on gather so I will make that my featured lens for the day. I hope you will take a look, I put in the December specials. My Cello In A Box

No real plans today other than clicking away on the computer. I would like to make a trip to the grocery store at some point too.

Until tomorrow have a glorious day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday December 5

Good Morning!
I am later getting my blog done today. My daughter or her boyfriend didn't show up to get Allen to school. None of the usual people that my mom call would answer their the secretary of the school came to get him after things settled down for her. I am so tired of this!! My daughter should have just let me homeschool him and we wouldn't be going through this stuff of getting him up early and off to school.

I am also late posting because I started messing with crocheting with the plastic bags. I am starting on making the Barbie dresses for the girls and it's just not going to be as easy as I thought. Once I get them done I will be posting on gather and sharing here.

Today's squidoo lens to share is on Aerosmith. I actually built this one last night. I chose 5 of my favorite songs, put youtube videos as well as the lyrics for each song. I hope you will take a look and enjoy :) Aerosmith Fans

I have a doctor appointment this morning. I have no idea if I have a ride to get there. All I can do is wait and if no one is here to get me by a quarter til then to call and say I don't have transportation and make another appointment. This is why no vehicle sucks!

I think that is all, I will update more tomorrow.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday December 4

Good Morning! When I was outside there wasn't any wind would sure make the day a lot more bearable as far as the cold goes.
My daughters boyfriend is going to Wichita again to have his broken ankle checked. Good thing today is the day the gal that's giving me a ride to work gets off the same time as I do. We already talked to them at math tutoring and told them we probably wouldn't have a way to get Heather there. Mom will have to find a ride to the doctor today.
Mom just really seems to not understand how aggravating it is for her to keep calling and calling for rides places. Then, if the ride isn't here right away she is callng them back. You can't just expect people to jump because you need to go somewhere and it's a LOT to ask for a ride for her to go to her doctor twice a week. (I personally think he is a quack that just takes people's money)
As I said, not having a vehicle wouldn't be near as bad if we weren't coming into the cold and snow and ice season.

Today's squidoo lens to share is Earn With Marsha. This one lists the paid to clicks that I do on a regular basis. I belong to tons, but these are the ones that I do daily. Earn with Marsha

Until tomorrow, have a great day,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday December 3

Good Morning. It's a cold windy morning here!
Today is my mom's payday and I don't know that she has found a ride to get all her stuff paid. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night so I tried to go back to bed after we got Allen off to school. Now here it is almost time for me to head to work. 10 more days, I am counting down!

Steve did buy me that sewing machine. That's all he talked about last night wasll the things I can sew now. I do look forward to getting the machine out, setting it up and getting started on something. I have some scraps of material from a friend that I want to start a quilt with. However, I need to finish up things I've started for Christmas gifts before I can start messing with the sewing machine.

Today's squidoo lens to share is about the crafts that I make. Marsha's Crafts

The kids have Awanas this evening after having last week off. I'm hoping my daughter and her boyfriend will get them there. That is one reason I miss the van as I do enjoy getting them there and picking them up. Keep praying that I can get another vehicle really soon.

Have a good day and stay warm!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday December 2

Good Morning! Looks like the high today is supposed to be 60º but tomorrow the high drops back down to 39º. Better enjoy today while we can.
I found a daily ride to work each day this month with another gal that works in the kitchen. I have 11 more days of work this month then I am done!! I turned in my official resignation yesterday. Just doing that took a weight off my shoulders.
I am calling it a giant leap of faith, but I know that God will provide.

I got some of the Christmas gifts wrapped and under the tree last night. I think the only stuff I need to worry about buying yet is some little things from the dollar store for the grandkids. That and a couple more of the $1 rolls of wrapping paper. I'm hoping my wellness360 check will get here this week so that I can get that last shopping done.

Today's featured squidoo lens is Meet Our Pets. It also happens to be a new one that I built Sunday. It's my 36th lens. Meet Our Pets I share several photos here that I hope you will enjoy. Pets are a joy.

In other news, Heather has her math tutoring today, so I am hoping I get no grief from my daughter and her boyfriend on getting her there and back. It might be warm enough to chance taking the van, however, it's not been started since last Wednesday so I'm willing to bet the battery is dead. This evening is also bowling league, something I look forward to each week.

Until tomorrow, have a glorious day!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cyber Monday December 1

Good morning! It snowed last night and stuck. Not much thank goodness. (no, I do not like snow!) Only way I like snow is if I don't have to go out in it at all and all I can do is look at it.

I'm really only going to talk about one thing today and that's Cyber Monday at Come on in for the chat party. Still savings to be had and fun chatting. Prizes yet to be won...with another grand prize to be given away tonight!
Piepoints chat (just put in a username)
Cyber Monday Specials at piepoints
Prizes available at piepoints
I hope you will check it all out. We had a lot of fun on Black Friday and decided to extend it until today.

I guess I will say that I did get more cleaning done yesterday, we did get our Christmas tree up, and I did finish making that rug. All in all it was a great day yesterday.

Until tomorrow, take care,

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday November 30

Here we are to the last day of November. We got our first snow yesterday. It didn't last long, and it didn't stick. I took a short video and uploaded it to gather.
It took me 4 tries before it uploaded and submitted. While I waited I cleaned. In fact, I did a lot of cleaning and organizing yesterday but have a long ways to go until this basement is cleaned and organized the way I want it. I still am not far enough to be able to put up the Christmas tree but I will work on that more today.

After the cleaning I started finishing a rug to put down on one side of Jasmine's bed. I will finish that today too.
We are getting a ride to church today since there is a youth dinner after church. However, my mother is upstairs saying she got the pink eye from Jasmine and shouldn't go. She's not even really been close to Jasmine let alone touched anywhere around her eye. The woman thinks all she has to do is look at someone who is sick and she has it.

I did my weekly mail call post on gather yesterday. I didn't get much the past week but I hope you will take a look. I did get in $50 in paypal from gather. Mail Call! Week of November 23

I've also decided to have a lens of the day in my blog at squidoo. This one I actually built yesterday on Helen Steiner Rice, making my 35th lens. Helen Steiner Rice

Have a very blessed Sunday,

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday November 29

Good Morning! We are having our first snow. It's huge flakes but they aren't sticking to anything. Neat to look at even if I don't like the cold.
I am heading out to the store. I need to get a few things to help with the lunch at church tomorrow that the youth are hosting and get eye drops for Jasmine. She's somehow gotten pink eye.

The online party went well enough yesterday, several came in and out throughout the day. I got 3 orders. Specials are extended through Cyber Monday when we will also be having another chat party. When I know the hours for that I will post them. More prizes will be given away. I hope to get in a few more orders. It was a lot of fun to be online and working on the orders at the same time. All 3 orders are in the mail today.

Here is one of my photo posts from gather yesterday. Thanksgiving at my son's house. I didn't end up getting everyone pictured but still got some good shots. Thanksgiving at My Son's House with Photos

It's back to work clicking on here for to earn that van! I am in hopes with income tax refund and what I can earn between now and then that I will have a vehicle by the end of February.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday (and an invitation)

Good Morning. It's a wet morning here. It started raining last night about the time we were done at my son's house. It's not freezing out though thank goodness.

I am sitting in the piepoints chatroom and would like to invite you all to join us. It's the annual Piepoints Black Friday online chat party and sales! Come on in and support some of those that work from home (including me) I've been a sponsor with piepoints for several years. Just choose a username and come on it. It started at 6 am est and goes until midnight est.

That's about it for this day too. I will be in and out of the chatroom while I do some of my other earning things online today. I hope to see some of you popping in.

Have a great day after Thanksgiving that is still filled with thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We are eating at a church this morning. Since the van is down they are sending a bus to pick us up. I would rather skip it since we are eating at my son's this evening, but it's a sentimental thing for my mother to eat at this church. She went each year with her significant other and since his passing has still wanted to go.
My daughter and I bought all the food for my son's house and they are doing all the cooking. All of it except a pumpkin pie in the crockpot recipe I am going to try over traditional pies. That has to be put in yet this morning.

I won't get much time on here today but that's ok, this is a day of thanks and a day to spend with family.

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday November 26

Good morning! Almost afternoon...
The weather is beautiful today, sunny and no wind to chill the air.

I slept in until 8:15. I spun some over at winster before starting anything. I then did my 2 daily posts on gather and then built a squidoo lens all about gather that I hope you will check out. Gather The BEST in Social Networking

I don't have any real plans today, just to do all I can on the computer which includes all the paid to clicks that I can, working in my gmail on gather notifications, catching up on my yuwie comments.
I started working on organizing the board games last night and putting them on a shelf. I plan to finish that today and other housework.
I need to get ahold of my son to come pick up the roaster, the turkey and other foods for tomorrow.

I wish the best day to all of you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday November 25

Good Morning.
They didn't show up to take Allen to school...oh my gosh, couldn't even make it just 2 days this week. This really upsets me, he has to be late again to wait for another ride and soon we will get that letter about how being late so many times is also truancy and will be turned in to child services...just what we don't need is a visit from them!
They did show up and take me to work and pick me up from work yesterday...guess if they don't show up today I will just take the van.

It's going to be a strange Tuesday without all the normal appts. All I have today is work and bowling. And, after bowling I can stay up as late as I like on here since there is no school or work tomorrow...that will be a great change.

I've already warned the kids that we will be cleaning tomorrow. We need to decide if we are putting the Christmas tree down here in the basement or cleaning a corner upstairs in the living room for it. Either way I don't expect to work alone.

I built a new squidoo lens yesterday, one that I think you will really enjoy. It's dedicated to my mom and all about Elvis. Elvis Presley

Thanks to all for reading and have a glorious Tuesday,

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday November 24

Good Morning!
My daughters boyfriend did show up this morning to get Allen to school. I doubt they will be back to take me to work. I will take the van. It's not so cold this frozen water on the porch and no frost on the van.
Praying, Praying to find a way to get another vehicle soon!!! Thankful that because of Thanksgiving this week we only have 2 days of work and school to worry about. And, there is no Awanas this week, nor does Heather have her math tutoring either.
My son did call and would like us to have Thanksgiving dinner at his house he evening of Thanksgiving. That should be nice, we just need to figure on what all foods everyone is bringing.

I have a gal buying 13 different auctions at homeschoolbuy...I got her books all together last night in 2 boxes...38 lbs of books total! Another lady contacted me back and paid for her books, she apologized as they thought she had already paid.

I think that's it for today...better get to clicking what I can before I have to head to work.

Happy Monday to all,

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday November 23

Good morning. It's a gray dreary day out today. I need lots of lights on in the house so that I won't feel so tired.
I am late getting this written as I chose to spin my winster spins first thing. I am just going to have to get up to the 1,100,000 pts for another $5 amazon and stop wasting my time there. The lag was bad enough as a paid member but as a free member, those videos that play on the side really do my computer in.

I posted my weekly mail call post on gather yesterday. Mail Call! Week of November 16

I did more messing in squidoo looking at others lenses than anything else yesterday. Today I want to mostly work in my email account.

We are going to have to figure something out on the transportation. I was laying in bed last night and realized that the kids need to be making it to Sunday school as they will be practicing for the Christmas program now. Allen was disappointed to find we weren't going to church today since he can now take communion.

Guess I better get to work on that money making so I will leave you today saying to have a very blessed Sunday.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday November 22

Good Morning. The sun is shining and the wind isn't blowing. It's still chilly, but looks like a beautiful day.
My daughter and her boyfriend just surprised me by showing up to take the kids downtown to the Christmas parade. That will be nice for them (and a break from kids for us he he)
I plan on trying to take the van to the grocery store today, it's only 4 blocks away. I'm getting out the recipes that I've printed that I want to try and making my grocery list.

I spent yesterday dreaming of what a day would be like if I'm not working anymore at all. I spent a lot of time upstairs instead of down here on the computer. I vacuumed the living room, swept the kitchen. I washed some dishes (I've not washed dishes at all since moving in with my mom, so about time I start doing my fair share there). I spent a few hours putting supper together. I will share the recipe for the meatballs I made as I posted it to gather.

I got my camera back from my son...batteries are about gone, but I got the good pic of the hair scrunchies and got a pair up on blujay. I also worked on putting some things together for others for the Christmas Wishlist group on gather.

And speaking of gather, here is the recipe I made yesterday and shared on gather last night. Crispy German Meatballs Recipe

I guess that is all for today. Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday November 21

Thank God It's Friday!
I'm supposed to be at work right now for the all staff meeting...would rather be here, so here I am. What will they do? Fire Me?
My daughter didn't show up to take Allen to school. I was going to try to take the van but my mom said no way with it being only 15º outside and only water in the radiator. The van being down wouldn't bother me so much if it didn't happen right with cold weather setting in. He went late, getting a ride with one of my mom's friends. Something sure has to change in that area!

It ended up that the dentist was sick yesterday so they had to reschedule Jasmine's appt. Took care of the no ride problem there for awhile longer.

I worked on a few things here and there yesterday. I did complete 2 washcloths while Heather was in her math tutoring and got those listed on blujay. I'm working on making some bookmarks and little things to go out to some in the Christmas wishlist group on gather.
I need for my son to get my camera back to me so I can get some other things done with it.
I hope today to really catch up on my gmail. I will also reach $50 cashout with gather today.

Everything is on my vision board and I need to keep my visions straight and move forward with them!

Until tomorrow, have a blessed Friday,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday November 20

Good Morning. bbrrrrr after a few days ofa high of around 70, today it's only going to be a high of 40 and it's windy outside which makes it much worse.

I am happy to announce that the owner of homeschoolbuy did indeed get the glitch figured out. Now, if I can just keep getting bids, I will be a very happy camper! If you would like you can check out the squidoo lens that I made on the site. HomeSchoolBuy

Jasmine has a dentist appt this afternoon. I hope we can find a ride. I maybe should have cancelled it when they called to verify, not knowing about a ride, but she needs those fillings put in.

Today is the Great American Smoke out....I was really going to do it. I got out my package of Commit gum I had gotten free online....but then I couldn't do it, just had to go out in the cold and have a real cigarette. I will be taking the package to work with me though. With feeding 24 extra people today at work I won't have time to take a little break.

No other real news for today :) Have a nice day and stay warm!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday November 19

Good Morning.
My daughter didn't show up to take Allen to school. I took the van, which was not smart. I put water in it before leaving, which all of it was out by the time I got back home....or well, the rest of it spewed out in to the driveway. The whole motor is covered with anti-freeze.
No one picked me up from work yesterday so I ended up walking home. I don't have a ride to work tomorrow so I do plan on taking the van as the high is only 40! Just say a prayer that I make it there and back.
Regardless of the money, I think it's time for me to put in my 2 week notice to quit. I'm not going to make enough to get another vehicle anyway and I can't expect someone to take me and pick me up each day....and they aren't reliable to do so anyway. I will not walk to work in winter! That measly $8.56 an hour I get is just not worth it and I only work 3 hours a day, 4 days a week on a full Headstart week.

I've been working daily on crafts and trying to list something each day that I can. I have enough supplies on hand right now to do several crafts too.
I am waiting on a reply back from the owner of homeschoolbuy to see if he is going to truly fix the glitch in the auctions. If he doesn't soon then I am moving all those books over to blujay as well.

I'm paying attention and doing more of the survey sites. And, I did get in on the Ghiradelli chocolate with shespeaks!!

I did decide for sure to cancel my paid membership with winster. Since I can't earn enough points in a month to cover the $5 then I just can't do it. It will take some pressure off anyway and free up time. I can play as a free player when I have the extra time in the day and still eventually earn enough points.

I've been pretty much keeping up with cutting and sorting my coupons. This will help a lot on saving money.

I guess I will quit going on for today, only an hour left now before I have to get off to work. I will be safe today and walk since the weather is decent.

Have the best day that you can!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday November 18

Good Morning.
Listening to the radio it says today high is 56. Yesterday was about the same, and it wasn't bad outside because there was little wind.
Allen has a dentist appt. this morning, and just in time that my daughter can drop me off at work on the way to take him. After I get off Heather has an appt at the Health Dept. I'm sure hoping my daughter will take her there too. I'm not sure what we are doing about my mom's dr. appt this afternoon. Bowling isn't a problem as Steve picks me up for that each week.

I scanned 2 of the hair scrunchies that I have made and posted to gather. The problem is that for some reason my scanner shows them some ugly brown color over the pretty red that they are. I got a lot of nice comments on them. Hair Scrunchies That I Made

Homeschoolbuy still has the glitch of closing auctions with bids before they actually end. It's making it hard for me to actually get the sales from the bids. I have put in a contact to the owner one last time asking him to please figure out what is going on. If he can't figure it out I really should just put all my 90 books over to blujay. If I end up doing that, it will be a Thanksgiving weekend project.

Have a glorious day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday November 17

Good Morning.
The bad news is that my son did come and get the hood open. He fixed the latch on that, but found the radiator to be dry. When refilling it he discovered the water pump is leaking. So it's not the thermostat as I suspected as he said it was going whacko since it was reading air with an empty radiator.
Let's see.....I would rather spend that $100+ towards buying something else (if I even had it). The van has so many other problems, like the exhaust system being held up with hangers, neither door opening from the outside, the rack and pinion being held together with a dog chain and bolt, whatever he found wrong with the chassee and more.

On a craft note, I started crocheting the hair scrunchies yesterday, they seem tobe coming out cute. I will make what I need for Christmas presents, then list the rest of blujay.

I don't have a gather post to share today. I tried again to post a video there with no luck. It went through and processed but when I hit submit it didn't go through.

I'm going to get started on what I can on here before work...which looks like I have to walk, so please say a prayer for me that I do ok there.

Have a good day,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday November 16

Good Morning.
My son couldn't get the hood open on my van yesterday to see what the problem is. We have rides coming to get the 8 of us to church this morning. It's Allen's first communion today and pastor wanted to make sure none of us missed it.

I finished up the order of dish scrubbies yesterday. Today I am going to mess around and see if I can make some crocheted hair scrunchies. These will make nice gifts for the girls on my Christmas list and if they turn out nice will be a new addition to the crafts that I sell.

I cashed out at spotwinner yesterday for $10 amazon. It's a fun site and I look forward to starting over again on points to cash out again. All amazon I earn is going to save to buy a laptop.

I have my weekly mail call post on gather to share with you all today. Mail Call! Week of November 9

I also did build another squidoo lens. This one is on Cello In the Box. It's a business that I sell for. Cello In a Box

Time to get kids up and ready for church, so until tomorrow, I will you the most blessed day.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday November 15

Good morning!
Not much going on today. I would like to go shop at Walgreens as they are offering the coupon for $5 off $20 purchase. However, my rebate money isn't on my gift card from last month, and I am just not happy with what they are offering in this month's rebate booklet.
I have to wait for my son to come over some time today and check out the van. The hood latch broke so that is the first thing is the get the hood open. Then, something is whacko with the thermostat and it bounces all around and I am getting no heat. After one trip out yesterday it was smoking and smelling like antifreeze bad.

I don't have a gather post to share today. You can go to My Gather Profile Page if you would like and check out some of my photos and videos. I'm in the process once again of trying to put in a video with no luck. I've tried the Willo in the leaves one a couple more times with no luck either, and it's the cutest.

I think I will concentrate today on using up my 1200 spins on winster and see how many points I can get. I am wondering though if I shouldn't cancel my paid membership and just play as a free member when I have time. It will renew again on the 18th. I sure like the 4 times the points for being a member, and also that you can log in and collect your spins and not lose them if you don't use them. It just takes so long to play and I can't do anything else on the computer at the same time due to the lag.

Well, I will quit boring you for today and say to have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday November 14

It's Friday, and it's my payday. I plan to cash my check, pay the cable bill, fill up the gas tank, then come home and pay my mom her rent money. From there I will see what is left and see what I can do with it. It doesn't go far for sure.

I plan to work and work on my email today, although I know the only way to really catch up is to delete and start over. I just get more email in in a day than I can do, even if I did nothing but sit here in my email all day and did nothing else.

Today I am going to share a post of gather that I did showing what I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas. Christmas for my Sister-In-Law

Here's wishing you a great start to the weekend,

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday November 13

Good morning. A bit warmer this morning as there was no frost or ice on the windshield.
I am getting my gather posts in and my blogs before heading out to take my mom to get her commodity food. Right after that I have to go to work. After work I have to take Heather to her math tutoring. A little later I take my mom to the doctor. And, this evening I have council meeting at church. It means another short day to get things done on the computer.
Tomorrow is my payday, which is good, but also shortens the computer day as I need to get a few bills paid and do a little shopping.

I got the 2 orders of scrubbies made, and got the materials bought to finish the order for 12 scrubbies. So, in between my other stuff and clicking on here I will be working on making scrubbies. In fact, I will take the materials with me while I am running others around.

Here is the book review of WWJD for Kidz that I did on gather. WWJD for Kidz Book Review

Until tomorrow, have a great day, stay safe, and take care,

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday November 12

Good chilly morning to all. It's freezing here right now, but supposed to get up to a high of 55. I don't like scraping ice in the morning. And, it appears the thermostat has now gone out in the van, and it jumps to 200 degrees within driving a block and the heater or defroster never does get warm. It shouldn't be the heater core, as we replaced that this past February.

I don't have any real plans other than work today. Well, after work I need to go to the bank and cash my Jerky Direct check and head to Wal-Mart to buy netting. I do also need to get this poster of mom's that I sold wrapped and taken to the post office to mail.

Today I will share my The Vision Board book review on gather. The Vision Board Book Review Any views help me to earn more points on gather. I am currently just under 500 pts away from my next $50 in Amazon.

Have a great day...I'm off to use up some of my winster spins.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday November 11

Good Morning to my friends.
I am not at work. Jasmine complained of a sore throat and headache yesterday, then cried all night. I took her to the doctor this morning and she has strep. I'm waiting now for the girls to go to school so I can go back to bed for a bit before taking Heather to her math tutoring.

We shopped at Aldi's on the way home. I have chicken in the crockpot. Once cooked I will separate it into 3 meals. Freeze 2 portions and then add carrots and chicken gravy for tonight and serve is over some seasoned potatoes that we bought.

Gosh darn it...tried to go to the bank today and found it closed...well Happy Verteran's Day then! It also means no mail, and I just tried to call the Health dept. to change an appt and they are also closed. Hhhmmm you think that also means that the probation office is closed? That is where I take Heather for math tutoring. Nope, just called and they are closed. woo hoo! take that out of today's schedule.
I do still have to take my mom to her dr appt and then I have my bowling league tonight.

Ok, what I am sharing from gather today is my photo post on Jump Rope for Heart. It was fun. Jump Rope for Heart 2008 Photos

Have a good day,

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday November 10

Good morning. Looks like the chilly weather is here to stay. No wind today, which is good, it's the wind that chills me to the bone.
My son got over and would you believe all that was wrong with the van was the lug nuts on that one tire were so loose it was about to fall off?? Well, there is something wrong with a bracket to the chasse, but he says that shouldn't fall apart soon, so I can keep praying and keep saving to get something else to drive. I'm so thankful that's all it was and I have transportation again for the time being.

Today starts a busy week. There are extra dr. appts. this week starting with my mom's foot dr appt today. All I can do is "grin and bear it" and get done what I can on the computer when I can.

I built a new squidoo lens yesterday. This one is a book review of WWJD for Kidz. I hope you will take a look. WWJD For Kidz Book Review

Today I am sharing a photo essay I did on gather of the fall trees in the morning sunlight. I hope you will take a peek at it as well. Fall Trees Photo Essay

Until tomorrow, have a glorious day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday November 9

Good Morning to all.
My daughter got Allen to church for his communion class, that made me breathe a sigh of relief as he is almost done with the class. We will all try to figure out someway to get to church for next week.

I guess today's plan mostly consist of doing what I can on the computer and working on this order of 10 dish scrubbies. When I get these made I got another order for 12 of them.

I finally updated my list of squidoo lens on the left here. (if you are reading this in my yuwie blog, they are on my profile page under interests) I built another book review lens yesterday on The Vision Board. I hope you will check it out as it's an awesome book and in my opinion a must read for all. The Vision Board book review

Here is a photo post to share on gather. It's late pumpkin carving that the kids did. Late Pumpkin Carving Photos

Have a blessed Sunday,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday November 8

Good Morning. So far this morning the wind is down, I sure hope it stays that way, that is what makes me so cold!
My daughter is to pick my mom and me up for grocery shopping sometime before lunch. I'm putting the finishing touches on my grocery list.

I think I got a lot of things done yesterday. I did a lot on yuwie, I posted and posted to gather, I got a lot more coupons cut and filed, I worked on making the dish scrubbies, and I went through just about every paid to click that I belong to. I also got the living room area cleaned and the rug vaccuumed, and the kitchen table all cleared, washed and the rug under the table vaccuumed. I wish that every day could be like Friday, it's just the day that I get the most done.

Today I will share part 2 of the fun in the leaves photos. Fun In The Leaves Part 2 Photos
I did finally get one video to load, maybe there is just something wrong with the Willo one? I will still try it again this morning.

I am off now to get started on what I can before we shop. Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday November 7

Good Morning.
I slept in this morning and getting a late start on my internet stuff. I started out by trying to load a video to's at 90% so I don't know yet it if will go in. I tried 4 times yesterday. Maybe if I restart my computer I would have better luck or maybe it's just a problem with gather.

Liz's boyfriend thinks I've thrown a rod in the front end of the van and he's probably right. I clicked my heart out yesterday in my paid to clicks and will do the same today. Plus I got another book listed at homeschoolbuy and will list another today.
I got an order for 10 dish scrubbies, but I can't find the colors that she wants to match her kitchen. I will get them made and hope they are ok, she said to do the best I can.

I've gotten almost all my coupons cut and sorted. I got my grocery list made and I'm on track to get matching coupons for the sale. The store is doing the buy 10 items get $5 additional off your bill and you can do this up to 3 times in one transaction. I work hard to try to buy 30 of the items for $15 additional off plus to have coupons for all 30 items as well.

The download stuck at 90%, but I did share some photos of Willo's fun in the leaves and have photos for a few more photo essays. Guess I will worry about those now. Here is the one I did yesterday. She was having so much fun playing in those leaves. Fun In The Leaves Part 1 Photos

I better get busy doing others things, so until tomorrow, have a safe and happy day.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday November 6

Good morning.
It's gotten chilly outside, and I would guess will stay that way this time.
Something is seriously wrong with my van in the front axle. The van wobbles and there is a loud bumping noise with each turn of the tire. It's pretty scary.
We had someone else pick up Allen and no school or work to worry about tomorrow. However, I'm sure there is no way to fix it and I'm a LONG ways on my paid to clicks from enough money to get something else to drive.

I will ask a favor. If you will checkout my Earning With Marsha lens and see if there are any programs there that you aren't already doing. These are the ones that I do daily. Earn With Marsha
You can also check out my traffic exchange squidoo lens. Most of those also have ways to earn cash along the way as well. Traffic Galore

I did get a photo essay put in yesterday at gather on the trunk or treat that we had at church for Halloween. Trunk or Treat Photos

In other news, I did get some coupon work done yesterday. I also finished up a hotpad and coaster set that I listed at blujay. I worked on sorting through papers on my bookshelf...haven't gotten to the ones on my desk yet. I am gathering recipes that I have printed out to see what I want to try and put the ingredients on my shopping list. Today I will do more of all the same.

Have a glorious day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wedesday November 5

It's over and Obama won, which is really what I expected. I guess now we sit back and see if he brings about all this "change" he is promising. Personally I think it's up to the people to change, I'm not sure the government can do it.
Recently I've joined several groups at that have to do with money, saving money, living a more frugal lifestyle etc. I've been finding the posts to be very informative, encouraging and helpful.

I didn't get much done on the computer yesterday and hope to do a lot on here today. I need to really work at gather, catch up on my yuwie comments etc. I also need to get some much needed housework done as well. The rest of this week won't be so full of appointments. Allen is out of school on Friday so that gives me an opportunity to stay up a bit later Thursday evening and sleep in a bit on Friday.

I sat and got a lot of coupons cut out while we bowled last night. I will be working on getting the rest of them cut and sorted through Friday and getting my shopping list made for Saturday. I really must do a lot better on saving at the grocery store than I have been.

For now I am off to do what I can on here before work. I may skip winster today past logging in since I did cash in for another $5 in amazon yesterday. It almost made me late to work though as I was determined to play until I got that million points LOL

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

Election Day. Tuesday my busiest day, but it's not like I couldn't have voted ahead. The plan is to drop Heather off at her math tutoring then my mom and I will go vote while she is there.

Normal Tuesday plans: work, Heather to math tutoring, Mom to the doctor, quick supper and off to my bowling league. Add in today the voting, and this evening Jasmine is jumping for Jump Rope for Heart.

I got the photos put in of the kids and grandkids Halloween costumes on gather. I hope you will take a peek. Halloween Costume Photos

I'm heading over to play at winster. I didn't have time yesterday morning and can get to the million points for another $5 amazon to add to my saving for that laptop I am going to buy.

Have a great day and pray for the best choice to be elected to lead our country.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday November 3

Morning to all.
Usually Monday's are pretty good days for me. (Good days mean that I don't have to go many places and have a lot of computer time) That is not the case for this Monday. I had to start out the morning by getting my grandson to school as once again my daughter didn't bother to show up to take him. Then I was informed that my son had to be in court. There went all but an hour of my time on here this morning.
It's my mom's social security payday today, so there goes the entire afternoon as I run her around paying bills and such until supper time.

I got the Halloween photos all resized and such to put in to gather yesterday, but it's still not done. So, I don't have a gather post to share today.

I was on that cleaning and organizing thing most of the time I was home yesterday. I am happy to say that all the books that I have up for auction are now all together on a bookshelf versus the boxes they were piled in to. I also took the time to look through them all. I found 3 that were no longer listed. I will get those relisted.

I didn't do anything with squidoo yesterday other than check in a couple of times to approve comments.
In fact, most of the time I was online I spent at yuwie approving friend requests, approving comments and sending comments myself. It's getting funner as I go along, but taking up a lot of my time.

For now I need to get ready for work, so I will bid you all adeau for this day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday November 2

Good Sunday morning to all!
It looks like the weather is going to be beautiful today.
Yesterday I pulled up all the tomato plants from the garden. They were all but dead. The jalapenos, banana peppers and bell pepper plants are still growing, and I hope the freeze will stay away long enough for what is sprouting to be picked.

I completed my vision board last night, or as complete as it's going to be for now. I will share a photo of it when I am done reading the book and do my book review.

I didn't get the Halloween photos prepared and posted to gather, but I did get my weekly Mail Call post done. Mail Call! Week of October 24

I also built a squidoo lens on crafts as gifts. This lens is to share crafts that I have made as gifts with more to be added as I make more items that I give as gifts. Crafts As Gifts

Part of my vision board are the words CLEAN and ORGANIZED, so I started on that vision last night here in the basement. Once I get this basement cleaned and organized again I have told the kids it will stay that way! Also once I get it done down here I will start working on the mess upstairs. Another picture on my board is a nice kitchen. Mom's kitchen needs a lot of work to be the way that I want a kitchen to be. That will be the first place that I start upstairs.

Time for me to get kids to Sunday school, so until tomorrow, have a blessed day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday November 1

Good Morning!
Here it is the 1st day of November already.
We had fun doing the trunk or treat at our church last night. You couldn't have asked for nicer weather! It's not been so nice on Halloween that I remember since my children were very young. After the trunk or treat we went to the church basement for a little eating and socializing. We had sloppy joes, chips and cheese dip, little smokies, and all kinds of cakes and such. After coming home and seeing that there were still literally 100's of kids still in our own neighborhood we walked around with the kids, not getting home until after 9 pm.

Today we will be going to the Baptist church where the kids go to Awanas. They are having a clothing drive. We donated 4 bags of clothing ourselves, but will still go look to see if there are any that we need.

I didn't get a post done on gather other than my morning post, and then I put in a video. I have plenty of photos from last night to get in to photo essays soon as well as do my weekly mail call post after the mail comes today.

I will share the other book review lens that I built. This one is on the book Superdove. I was fortunate to get it through gather to read and review. It's the only book this author has published so far and it's all about pigeons. Really an interesting book. I hope you will take a look. Superdove Book Review

Until tomorrow, have the best day that you can :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!
We got Allen off to school in his costume. I sent my camera with my daughter to get photos of him and his classroom. Now I wait for her to come back so I can see just what she gets.
We will have trunk or treat at our church this evening from 6-7:30 then afterwards go to the basement for games and fun for all. I look forward to the family time.
Jasmine, however, has her idea of what she wants to be, but there is no money to buy what she needs for make up and such. I feel bad but hopefully she can work on something today.

I got busy yesterday on here for sure. I went ahead and did decide to list the crafts I've been making in my blujay store. I got 6 items listed and will list as I get things done from now on. I also got the last 2 listings done on homeschoolbuy as well.

I got my latest book in from gather to read and review. It's called The Vision Board and so far is excellent and I feel it will really help me with my life and my goals. I also did post a little photo essay of the jack o' lantern that Heather and her bf carved. Jack O' Lantern by Heather and Adam

I also built 2 more lenses on squidoo!! They are both book reviews. The first is on the children's book Crash! As I researched to build the lens I was impressed by the other books she has written and now want to read them as well. I hope you will take a peek and enjoy the review and other information. Crash! Book Review

Until tomorrow, I wish you a safe and Happy Halloween.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday October 30

Good Morning!
Yesterday the weather was so nice and it's supposed to stay sunny and in the 70's through Sunday. I sure hope it does, at least through tomorrow evening. We are doing truck or treat at my church so I don't want to freeze out there passing out candy like I did last year LOL

Today is Thursday. I am so so so so so thankful for another day off work! Heather will have her math tutoring this afternoon and my mom her doctor appointment, but that should be it.
I got 5 out of my 7 listings done on homeschoolbuy last night, so I will get the last 2 in today.

I sat and crocheted on dish scrubbies and washclothes while I worked on here yesterday. I have an online friend who want me to mail her some of my crafts that she can sell where she works for me. I am undecided on it. What happens to the stuff she can't sell? Plus I have to think of the cost to mail it to her. I'm thinking maybe I should just list them on blujay and call it good. I finally got the rss feed thing worked out on my blujay lens on squidoo.

Speaking of squidoo, I built my lens in honor of something my son loves, and that is legos. I have all the kids and grandkids favorites done now....and should do one on Elvis in honor of my mother. If you would like to check out the lego one you can go to Legos

Until tomorrow, have an awesome day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday October 29

Good Morning!
I don't think there will be too much excitement today. I am off work. I hope to get these other 7 listings done on homeschoolbuy, build at least one more squidoo lens, and then do anything else that I can get done online.

At some point we have to get out and pay for new tags for the van...other than than, no plans outside the house. Woo Hoo! I'm going to think today is Friday LOL

I still haven't written anything but my daily post on gather, so today I would like to share again with you mycoolcontests.

I've won 7 prizes so far. It's a lot of fun going through the prizes in hopes that one or more has your name on it. It's totally free, and I hope you will check it out. You get 1 entry for signing up and then a 2nd entry for putting in a photo. Then, for each referral you get an additional entry each day.
I've made a squidoo lens on it too that tells a lot more detail if you are interested in checking that out. Mycoolcontests

I only logged in to winster yesterday but didn't have time to play. I didn't want to lose my 300 spins though. I will have 600 when I log in today but doubt that I use them all. It's a lot of fun to play too but a time waster since I can't have any other windows open at the same time due to that causing me a lot of lag.

I will close for this day and see you all tomorrow :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday October 28

Good Morning.
I was wrong about the weather yesterday. It was cold and stayed that way. The wind was chilly. Today's high is 60 and they are still saying a high of 69 for Halloween but now they've added partly cloudy and breezy to the mix.

Today is Tuesday and as you know my busiest day of the week. I took Allen Jr. to school this morning. Soon enough I will head out to work. Instead of math tutoring today for Heather, she has a dentist appt. A little after that it's take my mom t her dr. appt. Home, a quick supper and off to the bowling alley.

Once again, I didn't post anything extra at gather. Instead, I spent a couple of hours putting together my lensography on squidoo. I hope you will check that out for me. Marsha's Lensography

I guess that is it for today...really need to get in my winster spins this morning....or at least log in maybe just to get them on there might be good for today since (yippee!!) this is my last day to work this week!! I will have more time to get the spins played.

Have a very blessed day,

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday October 27

We've made it to another Monday as the month of October is coming to an end.
The weather just wasn't near as nice yesterday as it was Saturday...the darn wind was up all day bringing a chill with it. I think today will be much better.
No real plans today other than work, except a trip to the health dept. for a shot as soon as I get off work.
I sat last night and got 18 listing put in at homeschoolbuy. I have 7 more listings to go for now to complete what I got at the book sale. I have over 80 school related books for all ages listed if you would care to take a look. Marsha's Homeschoolbuy auctions

Yesterday the email notifications were all messed up at gather. We were only getting group notifications and not individual friends. I did what I could that way but didn't write anything past my daily Investing For the Future post. Here is a Walgreens post I put in on Saturday...I will be doing these monthly. Walgreens Rebate Shopping for October

I only work today and tomorrow this week, so I hope the rest of the week I am able to get a lot done on the computer...and hey, maybe I can convince my mom, and then help her get rid of some of that clutter upstairs.

Until tomorrow, have a great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday October 26

Good Morning!
As you can see, I made it through yesterday. The kids and I had fun buying books at the library book sale. Once home I started getting them scanned or pics taken of them. I got 3 craft books listed in my blujay store. I have 20+ books sitting here beside me to list at homeschoolbuy. Not sure how many I will get in today since we do have church this morning and then Bible study this evening.
My daughter and I went to pick up our food orders from the Angel Food Ministry.
I got a call to come in earlier to help with the German fundraising dinner at my church. I spent 5 hours helping there. It was fun. Once home I was going to work on the books but did my spotwinner, mycoolcontests, and posted a couple of posts at gather.

The weather was great yesterday with a high of 77!! It's supposed to be in the high 60's through Halloween and I sure hope so.

Today I will share my mail call post of gather. Mail Call! Week of October 19

Almost 8 am and Sunday school starts at 8:45 so I better run and get the kids ready to go.

Have a blessed day,

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday October 25

Good Morning.
We made it through last night with no one sick (that I know of) I really figuredI would be typing this after my trip to the library book sale.
The granddaughters are waking up down here. I will wake Jasmine up when I am done typing this for her to go with me to the book sale.

I haven't been doing at gather what I should, so today I will share a video with you of some of Willo's first steps.

Since I won't have time this morning to play over at winster I'm going to head on in the msn live and play a few games there, then do winster once I am home. If you haven't checked out the msn live games, they are really neat and I've gotten in a lot of things with my points I earn to use towards Christmas, or other, gifts.

I better run for this day. Have a glorious day!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday October 24

Good Morning.
Not a good morning for Jasmine, she is sick to her stomach. It hit my oldest daughter earlier this week. I suppose we will all have to take our turn whether we like it or not.
The only plans I have for today is my flu shot this morning.
Tomorrow's plans include the book sale at the public library, picking up my food order from Angel Foods Ministry and helping to serve at our fundraising German dinner at church from 4-7 pm. So, as you can see, tomorrow would not be a good day for the Lord to decide it's my turn to be sick!!

This week's color at the gather group Rainbow Connection is actually 2 colors, black and orange. I am going to share the photo essay I put in on a monarch butterfly. Fresh From the Cocoon--Black and Orange Photo Essay

I'm hoping for more time today to spend in to get those points really going for my next $50 amazon. For now, I am off to also post this on yuwie and then to play my winster games before heading out for my flu shot.

Have a good day,

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday October 23

Good morning!
It's still rainy, windy and pretty cold outside. The weather is turning too cold too fast for me. The furnace is running and running. I went ahead and plugged in my space heater down here in the basement last night.
Except for a glitch in the bathroom sink, the plumbing is fixed! The plumber will be back today with the part he needs for that sink. He doesn't repair his damage to walls and such, and not sure if Interfaith Housing will do it, but for us it's worth it just for it all to be fixed.

Today is one of my busy days. This morning we (my mom, myself and my oldest daughter, Elizabeth) all get to get commodities. This will hold us over until the 8th of next month with the Angel Ministry food Liz and I will pick up this Saturday.
After work I take Heather to her math tutoring, then a bit later in the afternoon I take my mom to her dr. appt. I am hoping to get in my Walgreens shopping this afternoon as well.

The gather article I want to share today is on our local flea market. Last Weekend of the Flea Market Hutchinson, KS October 18, 2008 (with photos)
Gather put in their new albums in the photo sharing portion. I spent all afternoon and in to the evening getting my photos put in to albums. It's a pretty neat feature.

I need to move on and see if I can get my winster spins done before we have to go pick up that food. I slept in 20 minutes later than I should have.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday October 22

Good Morning!
I am letting Allen stay home from school today. Poor little guy had quite the ordeal at the dentist yesterday. The tooth they were pulling was stubborn and it took well over an hour to get it out. They ended up having to cut the tooth in half, then on one side leaving the tip of the root in.
Bowling went better than I thought last night and I did enjoy myself. We aren't winning like last year, but for me it's for fun anyway.
The plumber has been working away here at mom's. All that is left now is the bathtub fixtures and piping to change out. He's made a big mess down here, but I can't wait for him to get done today so that I can get it all cleaned up, the floor swept and mopped etc. Then, no more worries about drips, leaks, etc.

Today I will share part 5 of the Rod Run at gather. They are changing the photo area where we can make albums for our photos, there seems to be a glitch right away but if they get it fixed it will work out well. Rod Run October 3-5, 2008 Photos Part 5

Moving on now I go to play at winster for this morning.

Have a good day,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday October 21

Good morning!
I did get a call in to the doctor yesterday morning about my back. They are to call me back if they can squeeze me in this week as the doctor will be out of town next week. That's always the way it goes, and so far they have not called me back so I need to call them back, or just go in to the same day care unit there to be seen.

I did get the 4 new squidoo lenses listed over here on the side.
I also listed all my lenses on my profile at yuwie...doesn't hurt anyway to do so. Not sure if I will end up building anymore or not until I see what these do, other than the book review ones that I have in mind.

It seems I did a lot of posting on gather yesterday...more than usual. Today I would like to announce a contest I am running over there. It's a comment contest and the winner will receive a free one hour party spot at the Under the Rainbow's Christmas Celebration. Contest!! Win a free party spot at Under the Rainbow!

Usual Tuesday stuff, Heather to math tutoring, mom to her dr appt and bowling this evening. With what's going on with my daughter, I don't even look forward to's a sad situation.

On a good note, Interfaith Housing has gotten started on the plumbing here. The plumber thought oh, he could just replace the piping under the kitchen sink and it would stop the water from coming down the basement wall...I tried to tell him it was more than that. Now the plumber is in a bad mood because it's going to be a lot more work than he thought, and he's not happy about it! He's started now so I assume he must finish the work. He's to be back here for the day in about 30 minutes.

I'm off for now, so I will leave you with wishes to have the best day that you can.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday October 20

Good Morning. Already the 20th....seems this month is going by fast.
Having trouble getting my grandson to cooperate this morning for school and his mother didn't show up to take him. Ten more minutes and he is late and he's still not dressed or had any breakfast. gggrrrrrr......

I still didn't take the time to get my newest squidoo lenses listed on the side there, maybe I might get that done by tomorrow. Not sure what today is going to bring. I really need to get to the doctor and find out what is wrong that is making my back hurt so bad. If I call and can get in this morning then I will call in and not go to work.

Today I am sharing part 4 of my photos from the Rod Run. Rod Run October 3-5, 2008 Photos Part 4

On I go now to play at winster, I am just over half way to my next $5 amazon there.

Have a good day,
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