Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I am a neat freak.  I can't stand clutter.  It doesn't mean I don't have clutter.  It just means I spend a lot of time trying to get organized.  I am always looking for new ways to save time in my house work/cleaning.  It drives every one crazy.  But at the same time, my husband and son can usually ask me where some thing is and I can tell them.

I am thinking about doing away with the health and fitness page and making a organizing page.  What does everyone think?  I can list health and fitness post on the home page.  I will think about it and let you know what I decide.  Or you will notice the changes without me talking about it.

Any comments or suggestions are always welcome.

Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc.

I ran across this while surfing.  My Dad loves puzzles.  I was wondering if any one has tried this and if it would be good for an adult.  Please leave a comment about your thoughts on this.

There are a couple of version.  But the original has 100 levels.  Most of the others have less.

Monday, January 28, 2013


As I mentioned in several post, I have chronic migraines.  Which means I have migraines over 15 times a month.  I am on daily medications and it has taken the migraines down to 2-3 a week.   We have tried several different things.  It is a work in process.  I have bad days and good days.  Today, I had the Radio Frequency Ablation.  The doctor has warned me that I could have 2 or 3 days of pain afterwards.  It has been 4 hours now and I am beginning to come out of the sedation.  There is some pain but it isn't too bad.  I hope it stays that way.  I will keep you posted.

Week in Review

I didn't do a week in review on Friday so I thought I would do it now.  I am going to stop on Friday so when I do this week's, it will be a full week.

It was a busy week so I didn't get as much done on the website as I would have like.  This week should be better.  I am already working on my Menu Possibilities.

 Monday - I started a new posting on the recipe page, it is going to be called Menu Planning Monday.  You can find the first posting over on the recipe page.  I hope you will be able to find some menu ideas.  I also played around in the kitchen, the results are also on the recipe page.

Wednesday - As I said, I was busy this week, so my Random Thoughts were small.  I just didn't have time to think or jot down any thoughts.  My husband's boss had surgery this week and I wanted to make her a card so you can find it over on the stamping page.

Even with everything going on, I managed to get the Photo A Day pictures.  I was late posting some of them but they are all there.  Now to get this week's pictures done.  There are also some sunset pictures.  I just love catching a pretty sunset.  One of these days, I will get up in time to get a sunrise.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Today is normally the day, I list just random thoughts.  This week has gone by so fast.  I really haven't had time to think. 

1)  Everyone is catching the flu.  I do not want to catch it.  I am trying to stay away from it.  Hopefully I can get through the winter without it.

2)  It snowed a little bit this week.  It barely covered the ground.  If it is going to snow, I wish we would get at least three or four inches.  However, I do not like the temperatures being the single digits.

That is it for now...Have a good rest of the week.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This Week In Review

I thought I would use one of my photo a day shots for the home page.  It is cold here in Michigan and I thought it would brighten things up.

Monday - I came home from work and just relaxed.  I really didn't feeling like doing alot so it was a good thing that my house was straightened for the most part.  After dinner (Pull Pork), I got a little energy and went into my craft room.  You will find some ideas for making tic tac mint holders on the stamping page.  Then there is the Photo A Day pictures and a new recipe over the recipe page.  I also worked on some menu possibilities.

Tuesday - I found a great chart for saving money.  I have it posted on the main page.  I hope I will be able to stick with it.  There is also some things I want to work on over the next year.  I am going to try and review this list at the first of each month so I can see how I am doing.

Wednesday - I had a migraine most of the day so I haven't gotten a lot done, but I did add my "Kitchen Gadget" article.  I looked at crock-pots this week and included some recipes.  We may see crock-pots again.  I just keep seeing them everyone I go.

There is a new card over on the Stamping page.  I did a patriotic one to send to some of our military friends.  I am just so proud of them for serving our country and I wanted them to know I was thinking of them.

Friday - Check out the Menu Possibilities over on the recipe page.  You might be able to find a new recipe for dinner. 

I also add a links page.  Right now, it only has cooking links but I will be adding more.

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Random Thoughts

I am sitting here surfing the web.  I should go to bed but I just don't want to.  Since I have an migraine I think I will just keep surfing the web.  I am adding to my favorite sites.  There are just so many great ones out there.  I am thinking about deleting the "Health and Fitness Page" and adding a favorite link page. 

Here are my random thoughts for now. 

1)  The weather on Saturday was warm and cloudy.  Here in Michigan, it reached a high of 58.  I know that sounds warm but it was still chilly.  I wish the sun had come out.  Overnight the temperatures dropped to 32.  Welcome to Michigan.

2)  I stayed up super late on Friday Night.  I so enjoy the quiet house.  I managed to get the whole house straightened and all the clothes washed.  It was nice going into the weekend with a clean house.

3)  I have been doing the Photo A Day challege for a little over a week and I must say I am enjoying it.  It is so much fun.  It takes less than 5 minutes usually.

That is it for now.  I will get better with these random thoughts.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Things to do in 2013

I will admit that I have trouble coming up with topics for my blog but I love to surf the web and I get all kinds of ideas.  I ran across one today.  It was over on Fat Mum Slim's site.

In one of her post, she makes a list of 20 ordinary things to do in 2013.  I decided to take the list and change around to fit my goals.  I didn't come up with 20 things but I did come up with a few.

1. Come up with several topics for the blog.  
   Like I said this is hard for me, so I am trying to keep the blog active.  Please feel free to send me any suggestions.

2. Dance to your favorite song
   I love music.  Last year for Christmas (2011), my husband got me a surround sound system for the living room.  I want to turn the music on more often and just enjoy the music.

3. Plan a holiday
   I don't want to really plan a holiday as much as I want to make more time for my husband.  Either here at the house or just taking a weekend from time to time.

4. Make and send out more cards
   I use to make a lot of cards.  I haven't had the time lately, but I want to start again. 

5. Plan menus better.
   Make it easier to get meals done.

6. Spend more time with friends.

7. Read more. 
   It is relaxing and I need to relax more.

8. Save Money.
   At the end of the year, I want to have some extra money put back.

9. Do more kind acts.
   Last year, I read an article about doing random acts of kindness.  I really want to do this.  I would like to do at least one a month.  Which means, I need to do one soon.

10. Take more pictures.
   I know my son is going to hate this, so I am going to do the Photo A Day challenge and maybe it will take the pressure off of my son.  He just hates having his picture taken. 

Saving Money

I ran across this chart on one of the site, I hit regularly.  I love the idea.  I think it will be hard to do at the end of the year.  But I am going to try it.  My husband suggested $25.00 a week.  It comes out close to the same amount.  I think I will follow the chart and on the weeks that I have a little extra, I will put it in the fund.  That way when the end of the year comes around, I will have some stretching room.

As the years goes along, I will try and let you know how I am doing.  I am going to stop at the bank tomorrow and grab out the money for the first three weeks.  I am going to round it off to around $10.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Alabama Wreath

I took this picture for one of the Photo A Day shots.  It dawned on me that I never posted about it. 

We are huge University of Alabama fans, so before football season started, I made the wreath for the front door.  I also made a smaller one for my son's room.  It was so much fun to make. 

I still have it on the front door.  It will probably be coming down in the next few days because I want to make a Valentine's Day wreath.

Friday, January 11, 2013

This week's review

As promised I want to summarize my week.

Monday - I went back to work after two weeks off.  I enjoyed the time off but it was nice to get back to work.    Monday, I also posted a revision on a card I started on Saturday.  I actually finished the cards today.  Hopefully they will go in the mail to coming week.  You will find a flower picture on the the Photo page.  I just had to brighten the cold day. 

Wednesday - I started a new weekly idea on the main page.  It is called "Random Thoughts".  I will be posting general things going through my mind or things I would like to get done.  I hope you enjoy the page.  I also mentioned a couple of new ideas on the recipe page.  Wednesday will be "Kitchen Gadgets".  It might be a new purchase or something on my wish list or just some thing I have found surfing the web.  The first thing I reviewed was the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Attachment.  I even posted a recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream.  I also found a link that gives suggestions for a photo a day.  I thought it sounded like fun so I started it on Wednesday.  Go over to the photo pages and check out the photos. 

Friday - I also started a new thread on the recipe for Fridays.  It will be "Menu Possibilities".  I love surfing the web so on Fridays I will post some of the links I run across that you might find interesting.

I am working on some more changes and I hope to post more often.  I hope you like the changes and come to check out the upcoming post.

Once again, I hope you have a good weekend.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Random Thoughts

It is hard to come up with ideas some times so I have been checking out other sites to see what they do.  As I find new ideas and/or suggestions, you will see some things being added. 

One of the things I saw over on Brown Eyed Baker was "Friday Things".  It is just random thoughts or things that are happening.  I think I will try this.  I am going to do it on Wednesday and the post will be named Random Thoughts.  I will post it on the main page on Wednesdays.  I want to come up with a pic to use with it.

So here is my first Random Thoughts post.  My goal is to have 5 - 10 things each week.  Today's maybe smaller since it is the first one and I haven't had time to think about it.

1)   I feel like I am bad at the chit chat stuff, so my post are always short.  I really want to get better at this.  So hopefully you will be seeing longer post.

2)  Valentine's Day - It isn't one of those big holidays around my house.  In fact, my husband and I never exchange gifts.  I do like making Valentine's Day cards and crafts, so here are some things I would like to work on over the next couple of weeks.  Do you have any traditions for the day?  Any recipes? Feel free to share.

     Candy Heart Centerpiece = I like this, but I don't normally get flowers for Valentine's and since it  is still winter, there aren't any in my flowerbeds.  Maybe I will try it with a candle inside.  I love candles.  I wonder if it will get hot enough to mess up the candy.


Last year, I really got into making wreaths.  I love changing them out.  I am thinking about making this one for Valentine's Day.  I will have to take my Alabama Roll Tide one off but football is over so I guess it is time for a new one.

I thought these would make some good Valentine's Day cookies.

3)  Several years ago, I started using knitting looms.  The only time I pull them out is during the winter months.  I usually just make hats and scarves for the local hospital.  This year, I want to figure out how to make socks.

4)  This weekend's forecast warmer and rainy.  Up to 55 on Saturday.  This is unheard of for January in Michigan.

That's it for this week.  Next week,  I will try to have more.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Back to Work

Today was the first day back to school since Christmas break.  It was a good day.  Usually the kids are tired and cranky.  But I thought they were in pretty good spirits.  I didn't take any pictures today, but maybe I will find something to shot tomorrow.

Tonight is the big BCS championship game.  For those that don't know, it is the championship game for college fooball.  My family are big Alabama fans so we will be watching the game.

That's it for now.  Have a good day.