Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Goodies...

Okay, I have to admit, "Yes" I love getting candy! However, I also love to see what creative route my friends have taken to deliver such yummyness! Everyone's Easter treats turned out just to cute. So, without further adue. I present to you Easter Treats 2010:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Growing Up Without a Cell Phone...

I received this email and I just had to share it. It is so true. I think sometimes we take for granted how easy daily living has really become. Enjoy!!!!

If you are 30, or older, you might think this is hilarious! When I was a kid, the adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill.. Barefoot... BOTH ways…in the snowstorm... yadda, yadda, yadda.

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the public library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog! There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to beat us! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car.. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled.

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it! There weren't any stinkin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a phone call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!

And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your pastor, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, Mister!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were really stuck when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your rump and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh no - There were no electronics to soothe, comfort, and lose brain cells on. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - Oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

Regards, The Over 30 Crowd

Sunday, February 28, 2010

End of February...

Can you believe this month is over? Where has the time gone? For the past two weeks I have have enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics. I have to say the Winter Olympics is my favorite by far, don't get me wrong I enjoy watching the Summer Olympics, too. It is pretty exciting that the United States finished with 37 medals. In fact the different news mediums is stating the U.S. will leave with the most medals by any country at any Winter Games. Yay...for the Red, White, and Blue!

So, what are some of your favorite sporting events to watch? I just can't say which I like to watch the best. I love pretty much all of it. From curling to figure skating. Oh, and lets not forget snowboarding and hockey. See, I just have so many favorites. I'm already looking forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Hope you had a memorable February. See you in March!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I started the day out making two special boys in my life heart shaped pancakes and then finishing it off with a little shopping and getting a pedicure and a massage. Then off to a very tasty Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Oh, and lets not forget the wonderful sweet goodies. Yum-oh! Could this day get any better?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun Paper Cutting Video

I found this amazing video on the Paper Crave website. It is incredible and I thought I would share it with you. The New Zealand Book Council has released an absolutely amazing video, produced by Colenso BBDO and animated by London based Andersen M Studios, which uses paper craft animation to promote books and reading. The animation features paper cut imagery using Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, and eight months of intricate paper cutting work went into creating the final two minute video. Who said they couldn't make books come alive?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Todays the Day!!!!!

Another Post!!! Today is the Day that hopefully the VIKINGS will smash the Saints. You need to watch this lil' video it is too funny!

GO VIKES, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From service dog to SURFice dog

Every Sunday Dawn from Dawns Stamping Thoughts posts different videos that she finds valuable enough to share. I enjoy watching them and have been moved by many. However, this one in particular is just AMAZING! This video touched my heart! So, I thought I would share it with you.

It's truly amazing how animals can touch people. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Some thoughts...

Well, we are expecting a lil' ice and snow here in MN tonight. I'm hoping we see some more. We got a lil' over Christmas, but we are in need for more to keep our outdoor enthusiast's happy.

I received this in an e-mail today and I just loved it - every single word of it - so I though I'd share it with you.

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends & family will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

I think if we all live by these words - we will have a very blessed 2010.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Cuties, a Favorite Winter Snack

Shh! I'm going to tell you a little secret. I would like to share with you a little treat that has a huge part of getting me through our long winter season. Yep, it is these adorable California clementine oranges. They make me extremely happy. In fact they are my all time favorite go-to snack. They're easy to open, peel and eat! I alone can go through a whole bag in a week. I like to share them with people who have not heard about them before. They are always pleasantly surprised at just how good they are. They are a perfect snack for the winter season blues, giving us that much needed burst of vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins. Oh, and not to mention satisfying a sweet tooth addiction. Another fun thing about these little cuties is that some of them have a little sticker that reads "Happy Juicy days!" "Seedless Greetings!" or "Sweetest New Year!"

I do have to mention just one problem with these little Cuties. They don't stay around long. So, go and get yourself some and be quick about it, soon they will be gone.

Thanks for rolling by today and have a sweet day! =)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Florida here I come....

and hopping to see lots of SUNSHINE! Doesn't sound like it is going to be super warm, but anything is better than -35 degrees. So, I will take what I can get. Have a great week everyone.