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Give A Way...Last Day to Enter

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Today is the last day to enter to win the lovely, vintage Christmas box.
Remember to leave your comment in the post down below in the original post.If you would like a second change to win,just pimp me on your blog.Which means, provide a link to your blog to my blog.And when you do that, leave a second comment on my blog.Good luck everyone!!To all my dear blogging friends who left such heartwarming comments on yesterdays post, just know that I was very, very touched.

Living With Alzheimer's

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This is the first in a series of posts I plan to do in which I want to share what it’s like living with an Alzheimer’s family member.  Perhaps I am doing this because I’m looking for a therapeutic outlet.  Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a 24/7 a day job.  You don’t get a vacation.  The weekends are not your own.  You cannot spontaneously go to a movie.  Even planning a trip to the grocery store requires that someone is always caring for your loved on.    You are on the clock with no relief in sight.In this post, I want to focus on the communication aspect of talking to your loved one.  For a toddler, teenager and adult, if you have a stomach ache you know how to convey that message.  For an Alzheimer’s patient who is easily confused, a simple question becomes a foreign language. There are times that nothing makes any sense.  You instantly revert back to caring for an infant and try to guess what’s wrong.I’ve learned that simple questions work the best.  Short sentences are…

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

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Who sang this song?Don't forget to check out my give a way...look down there..that's right...keep going! You found it!

Christmas in July Give A Way

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What better way to celebrate the middle of summer with a give a way for one lucky blogging friend? Just because I want to, I will be giving away a Christmas box with an accordion album. This happens to be my design and I have already given one away last December. Sorry, Kate, you will have to sit this one out!This paper mache box holds an accordion album inside. More than likely, I will make a minor modification to the box before shipping it to its new home. I really love these vintage papers fromMelissa Frances Scrapbook. Her collection of designs and patterns reminds me of a little sea side cottage. I can smell the ocean spray right now.These papers bring me back to a time when I think I would have loved to live…The Victorian Age. But let’s not fool anyone, I want all of the modern day luxuries.This paper on the left takes me back to a time when I played with cut outs. I was never a doll kid, but give me cut outs and I was happy for days. So if you think you would like thi…

It's Sunday

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It's Sunday. Yes it is. Laziness has beat me down this weekend.
I still owe you all my Christmas in July post. Don't worry, it is coming, just like Christmas!

If my friend was a little treasured nic-knack, I would certainly have him on my shelf of Santas.Happy Sunday!!!

You Could Hear a Pin Drop

I received this email the other day....I wanted to share.


JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded "Does that include those who are buried here?" DeGaulle did not respond.
You could have Heard a pin drop
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When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush. He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.'
You could have Heard a pin drop.
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Wordless Wednesday

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I’m short on words today so I’m trying this…

Security

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ParenthoodOne photo says volumes.

Happy Monday, Ya’ll!

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And if this face doesn’t make you chuckle or gigglethan you must be a Vulcan!…and yes, those are Spaghetti O’s dripping down that cute face!!

What Are They Thinking???

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…Monster.com.  What are you thinking?  Do you really think I am qualified for the following jobs you sent me today?
Tax Manager - Quantitative Services Manager Atlanta
Ernst & Young
GA-Atlanta
Apply Now
$ Teach English in Korea and Experience the Asian Culture. No Exp Reqd. All Majors are welcome
CraigsKorea.com
Multiple locations
Apply Now
team Member - Retail Shift Supervisor
Pilot Travel Centers LLC
GA-Smyrna-30080
Apply Now
The only true way of finding a job in today’s market is networking, but I probably have a better chance in winning the lottery!

When Less is More

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One week and four daysplusLots of spearmint gummy dropsplusSome sleepless nightsplusLoads of fidgetiness equals22 less cigarette packs sold in Georgia.That’s right!My hubby quit smoking.This time for good.Well, this picture was taken when he was still smoking…sorry, dear!

Shopping in the Comforts of Home

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Internet shopping. What shall I say about it? It’s the best window shipping ever without having to leave your home. No one will judge you for the type of clothes you have on. You know what I’m talking about…when you enter a ritzy boutique and you have your flip flops on with jean capris and a tee shirt you purchased when you visited Cancun seven years ago…you get the “look”. The Look that is shot right down the nose of the person judging you. The look from the size 2 in the black spandex, low cut dress with her purchased boobies standing at attention is wondering why the hell are you even in this store! Right? Am i right?Shopping from the comfort of your desk chair or your comfy recliner at 2 in the morning is just the best medicine for insomnia. On my list of favorites on my laptop is my virtual shopping folder. You can’t imagine the eclectic objects and clothes I have accumulated. Everything from furniture to Sex in the City shoes to flatware. Yes…flatware.Thanks to Horc…

Searching for a Match

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Sometimes when I am writing my post for the blog, I have a definite idea in which I want to share. As I write, I wonder, what photo will be appropriate to accompany my gibberish? So I find myself searching my archives and wonder…does this fit?Other times, when blogging, I have a set of photos in mind and decide to tell my story based on those photos as in yesterday’s farmer market post.And…there are times when I have no photo which will pay respect to my writing. I may go photo-less or I may just plug in a photo that happens to be one of my favorites for no apparent rhyme or reason.What do you think today is all about?

Please Vote For Jack

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Jack’s paternal grandfather entered this photo in the Messy Baby Faces Contest.  Check out this Messy Baby Faces and vote for this cutie pie!Thanks for your support!!!

The Bounties of Summer

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Imagine how surprised I was to find out that every Saturday beginning May 31st to October something that there is a Farmer’s Market right across the river from where we live.  My daughter insists that I knew this, but somehow I forgot.  I think that is highly unlikely, but I will proceed!If we had a canoe, we would have to walk 2 blocks and paddle across the Chattahoochee River and we’d be there.  However, without such canoe, we have to take the standard roads to arrive at this fun little market. Immediately, I commented to my husband that this looks like…don’t say it, he said.  It is not Costa Mesa, California.  Do you see the ocean.  Well, no, but it DID remind me of Costa Mesa.  Come with me to the farmer’s market…Home grown herbs with an Asian flair..Fresh beans…crunchy cucumbers…Peppers, tomatoes, and jalapenos, Oh My!Summer squash and baby eggplantsFresh herbs, lemon cucumbers (which I purchased to try)The sweet corn doesn’t get any fresher than this.Anyone for watermelon?  Brin…

Happy Sunday

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Now this says summer…Hope you have a spittin’ great day!!!

Lady Finger Cake

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Lady finger cake…It’s a no bake recipe with a dramatic presentation for family and guests.It happens to be my SIL’s favorite dessert.For his birthday dinner, I was happy to make it for him.We start with the ingredients.  Three packages of Lady fingers, large instant vanilla pudding, whipping cream, cream cheese and 2.5 cups cold milk.Line a spring pan with approximately 1.5 packages of lady fingers.I forgot the sugar….3/4 cups of it.…and the vanilla…1 teaspoon Prepare your pudding according to directions for pie. You will cut the milk by one half cup.Fill the spring pan with the pudding mixture. Line the top with the remaining lady fingers.You will have some lady fingers remaining…if you have a little one running aroundhe will be happy to eat a few for you.Now it’s time to join the room temperature cream cheese and the 3/4 cup of sugar.Introduce them slowing.Noticed I changed blades.My momma taught me to do that….and you should always listen to your momma!Once the cream cheese mixture…

25 Random Things

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There is this 25 random things about me going around and i have been tagged 1.     I never received my 3rd grade report card from the nuns at St. Gerald school.  My parents were divorcing and I was going to have to go to public school in Chicago.          The nuns felt I was going to go to hell because I was leaving the catholic school and thought this to be punishment for something not of my control.2.     One night about 15 years ago, my friend and i had too much to drink and we walked the golf cart paths of peachtree city in the dark.  our husbands were out of their minds.  3.     I won a beauty contest at age 3.4.     My first air plane ride was at age 12 from Chicago to Baltimore… thanks to my favorite aunt.5.     When my parents brought home my baby sister, after holding her, I told them they could take her back.6.     If I never had another drink for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t mind at all.7.     When I was pregnant with my first child, I craved anchovies and peanut butter.…

And The Winner Is...

With 9 entries from yesterday, I entered the pertinent data into Random.org. And the winner is.... 4 that means, Nurse Nancy is the lucky winner of the cat book cover! Please email me with the info! Congrats to you!!!

Second Try...Give A Way

I am surprised that no one guessed correctly. Perhaps my taste in movies is considered out there by my blogging friends. Here's the truth and nothing but the truth!!!!

As much as this may surprise you, I considered Quantum of Solace very good. Believe me, I wanted to hate it so much because for me, there will never be a more sexier Bond than Pierce Bronson. So he's getting a little pouch but that far out weighs the dark hair and those piercing (no pun intended...well, maybe a little) blue eyes. As any Bond movie, it was full of the high speed chases, breath taking scenery (Italy), and well, an incredible "save the world" script.

Never really thought much of Liam Neeson as a tough guy, ex CIA operative before, but intrigued by the whole "save my child" angle, I rented Taken. This movie was very entertaining in an ex spy kind of way and take no prisoners alive scheme. Who knew Liam could climb on a 4 inch ledge 4 stories above a cobblestone courtyard? Liked it.

At The Movies & A Give A Way!!!

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You can say we have been on a movie watching frenzy! In over the course of three days, we have watched the following movies.Partly due to the fact that my son purchased his Dad a Blueray DVD for his birthday.Pink Panther 2 He’s Just Not That Into You
Taken
Quantum of Solace
Valkyrie

In my expert opinion, I found that I really enjoyed 3 out of 5 of these movies.
I believe one movie was clearly too long.The other movie was not very enjoyable. Just sayin'The first person to correctly name the films that I did not like…will win a prize!
It's a lovely cat pattern cloth paper back book cover. Perfect for covering those summer beach must reads! Easy…right? Good Luck!!!p.s ...no one has come close to guessing...come on ladies...I'm not that complicated!