Sunday, December 28, 2008

A New Year Is Coming!

A new year is just around the corner. Are you ready for it to start? I am! I look forward to a new chance to get it right this time. You know every year I say next year ... Well maybe this year will be that year. So what about resolutions? Have you made any yet? Better get to it if not, you're running out of time. As for mine, some are the same, but there are also some new ones.

1. Spend less, save more, and get out of debt.
2. Have Christmas DONE by December 1 so that I can actually enjoy the holiday season.
3. Do more, lots more, home cooking and less fast food and eating out.
4. Get organized so that when I need something I can find it and not have to buy things over again.
5. Be altogether less grippy!
6. Take better care of those around me.
7. Read a book a month.
8. Eat less and healthier, and lose weight.
9. Exercise more.
10. Get a closer relationship to my Lord and Savior! This should be #1!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Things I've Done!

I've cut and pasted this from The Little Life of Me blog.

To participate just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done. Happy discoveries!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Let me know if you decide to do this and I will stop by to learn a few things about you!

Yesterday's Fun Trip to Little Rock

We had quite a day yesterday. My daughter and I try to get to Sam's Club in Little Rock at least once a month. Well, we decided to go yesterday. We had to wait for the mail to run before we could go, and as usual when we need the mail to run on time (12:30 - 1:00), the slow driver was on and it didn't get there until 4:00. We had a few errands around town we had to do after mail ran but before we could leave. We thought about putting the trip off, but since her hubby (aka babysitter) is only off Sunday and monday that would have meant not going until next week. So off we head for the 90 mile trip to Sam's. After barely avoiding 2 accidents and a near heart attack (I was driving) we made it. We found some wonderful things there such as sugar cookie mix, and peanut butter / hershey kiss cookie mix and cinnabon mix for coffee cake. She got a heating pad that said king size and meant it! It must be 3 feet long! We had a hot dog from the snack bar when we got there. We bought 2 hot dog (Nathan's footlong maybe they were twice as long as a regular one) and 2 very large drinks and a bottle of water for under $5. They even had sauerkraut to go on the hotdogs! They were very good! I got out of there only spending $135 and had the back end of the Blazer full. We then went to Denny's (close to 10 pm by the time we got there) and had breakfast. It was rather yummy and I brought home enough for breakfast this morning too. (all for around $11 each). We also were able to fill up the Blazer for $1.56 a gal. The Blazer has only been full twice since she got it in September so that is a really good feeling. Then we went to Wal-mart for a few things and by then the fellas were calling from home wanting to eat again, so we made a pit stop at Wendys before heading home. We got home about 12:30 this morning but had a great day. We just left everything in the Blazer except the bananas which I was afraid would freeze. It was 25 out by then. I was tired but we had such a great Mom and Daughter day!!