Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 7

"Midway at Day's End"
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 6

"Hen and Chicks"
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wonders Wednesday: Fair Photos: Day 5

Huge Dahlia!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 4

Our son with his 4-H Dog awards at The Fair 19 years ago.
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 3

"I'm king of the picnic table!"
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 2

"The food at The Fair is lip licking good!"
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fair Photos: Day 1

"Hey there! Welcome to The Fair!"
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NOTE: Hubby and I went to our local county fair today.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Funny Friday: In Honor of Fairs Everywhere

Our county fair starts today. For one week, beginning tomorrow, I'll be posting past and current photos from the fairs in my area.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wonders Wednesday Photo: Summer Sunset

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Signs You Live in The 2000’s

1. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.

2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

3. You call your son's beeper to let him know it's time to eat. He emails you back from his bedroom, "What's for dinner?"

4. Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.

5. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.

6. You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains Echinacea.

7. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.

8. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

9. Every commercial on television has a web-site address at the bottom of the screen.

10. You buy a computer and 6 months later it is out of date and now sells for half the price you paid.

11. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is cause for panic and turning around to go back and get it.

12. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning.

13. Cleaning up the dining room means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of your car.

14. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have email addresses.

15. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.

16. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.

17. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.

18. You hear most of your jokes via email instead of in person.

19. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.

20. You disconnect from the internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

21. You get up in morning and go online before getting your coffee.

22. You wake up at 2am to go to the bathroom and check your email on your way back to bed.

23.You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)

24. You're reading this.

25. Even worse; you're going to forward it to someone else.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bible Puzzle

Can you find thirty (30) books of the Bible in the paragraph below? Actually, there are 31 if you can find the variant of one Old Testament prophet's name.

There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wonders Wednesday Photo: Camel Power

or Elephants, Donkeys, Mules, Horses, Ponies, Dog sleds, etc., etc.

Monday, August 11, 2008

This Week's Topic: Transportation Alternatives

Riding a bike can be healthy. Just be alert to dangers!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Jesus Loves Me" new version

Here is a new version of "Jesus Loves Me" just for those who have white hair, or no hair at all.

For us over 40 (even those almost there) and you others....check out this newest version of "Jesus Loves Me." It is quite cute, so read, sing and enjoy:

(author unknown)

Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow.
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.


Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go.
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.


Though I am no longer young,
I have much which He's begun.
Let me serve Christ with a smile,
Go with others the extra mile.


When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."


When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love


I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.


God Bless All!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

21 Pearls of Wisdom

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone. (But not too much)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wonders Wednesday Photo: Whale Skeleton

At Long Beach, WA

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Ever wonder about the abbreviation A.S.A.P.? Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.


There's work to do, deadlines to meet;
You've got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry- ASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

In the midst of family chaos,
"Quality time" is rare.
Do your best; let God do the rest- ASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

It may seem like your worries
Are more than you can bear.
Slow down and take a breather- ASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

God knows how stressful life is;
He wants to ease our cares,
And He'll respond to all your needs- ASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

~ author unknown

Saturday, August 02, 2008

From a Tiny Pod

In the tiny petal of a tiny flower

that grew from a tiny pod,

Is the miracle and the mystery

Of all creation and God!