Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Island Life » Spring Cleaning with Playtex Gloves (Giveaway)

An Island Life » Spring Cleaning with Playtex Gloves (Giveaway)

I have to tell you about this giveaway I found. I like entering contests and giveaways. I love samples and anything free. I love Playtex gloves. I am in need of new ones now!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ugh, what to do

Ugh. I have so much to do and I don't want to do it. I have reached the conclusion that I need a maid. Actually I have reached several conclusions, hmm sounds like a good Thursday Thirteen list.

It rained all night long. The fields look like they are under water. Well maybe they look that way because they ARE under water! They are green though! The grass is coming up good. The horses do not stand at the watering trough staring at me asking for more food (like they needed it, the fatties!)

We have new neighbors. Somebody finally bought the place next door to us. They are going to a couple of trailers in for their teenage sons to move into. I have a feeling I am not going to like this. Earlier this week the sons and friends were out in their back field (which is next to our window) mudding. For those of you not familiar with the term, mudding is driving a vehicle, usually a four wheel drive but not always, in a field slinging mud everywhere. It is a pretty popular "sport" here in the South. I don't get it, boggles my mind as to why anybody wants to do that. I guess it is a "boy" thing.

I am out of here. Enjoy your day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, I am taking part in Earth Hour - a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

I want to invite you to join, too! Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google’s homepage went black for the day!

In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off lights in Tel Aviv.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger - already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world, cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

But Earth Hour isn’t just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the event, check out this video at

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join me for this amazing event.

To sign up, visit where you’ll learn more including ways you can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out in case you need inspiration!

We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part.

Let’s all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

family stuff

Pat is getting to see more of his daughter. It is frustrating for him. He sees her making serious mistakes and cannot do anything about it. She is young, early 20's, with 2 kids and out on her own for the first time. Big mistake #1 that she does not see is she has a roommate that does not have a job and has several kids of her own, no welfare check or child support either! Big mistake #2, she is in love with a guy she met through her roommate that is in prison, (roommate's brother) Big mistake #3 she changes jobs and quit her other job 2 weeks BEFORE starting new job. She is letting other people use her phone and they ran her out of minutes AND ran up her phone bill. She is letting other people drive her car while she was at work, now it is broke. She received a LARGE tax refund and is broke, hocked her car and her rings and borrowed money from us for food this week. Pa told her no more. She can come to the farm and I will feed her, she can move in but NOT the "friends". She does not see they are only using her. The roommate claims to have been looking for a job for over 6 months, yet Pat's daughter found a job in less than a week. This child was never taught how to survive on her own. It will take hitting bottom for her to see that she is being used. As for this marriage, I pray that she waits(plans are for next week!) until he gets out. Then I pray she waits for a long time! I fear for her. She is in for big problems.

Having a bit of trouble typing this as I have a lump on my shoulder. Buddy decided he wanted to watch what I was doing and climbed on the back of the chair and watched me type.

Brook got her hair cut. It sure is short! She wanted it cut this way. I think she looks cute But I really think it will look cuter AFTER it has grown out some.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free stuff

I found more free stuff. I look for freebies all the time. This one is available worldwide. Free screen cleaner

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Please read!!!
If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning. Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.
Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen.

Soundcheck - Kelly Clarkson

Soundcheck - Kelly Clarkson

If you like Kelly Clarkson or just like free stuff... LOL Click the above link and get a free MP3 song.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

Spring is here to stay I hope. I know the animals think so. Rabbits ate my newly planted broccoli and brussels, not the whole plant, just the leaves.

Good news, we got the tractor running again. Bad news, now the lawnmower is not working. When it rains it pours.

I have baby chicks in my living room again. That gives me about 2-4 weeks to get a home ready for them. I have Rhode Island Reds, which lay a nice large brown egg. I also have Americana, also known as The Easter Egg chicken. They are supposed to lay blue eggs. I believe I have the Silver kind.

My peach trees bloomed again this year. maybe we will actually get peaches! I have a pear tree to plant. It is about a 2-3 year old tree. At 5 years old they start putting out fruit. I suppose this means I will have to start liking pears. LOL.

Chip and Peaches are busy making a nest. There are 3 eggs in it (maybe 4. there was a lot of noise in the nest just a few minutes ago). I really need to find a home for the other birds. I guess I need to post on the board or on Craig's list.

I guess that is all for now. Have a good day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Thirteen- the Letter J

Thursday Thirteen:The Letter J

  1. Journal-my first journal was My Day and Thoughts on AOL journals. I had it here for 4 years and imported it to Blogger. I think I will have one for a long time to come.
  2. Job- If you are lucky to have one then try to keep it. In many parts of the country jobs are becoming scarce.
  3. Juice- I drink at least 8 ounces of juice daily, usually apple.
  4. Joke- Something that is supposed to make you laugh. Sometimes they are cruel.
  5. Jacks- A game played with six prong stars and a rubber ball. I was never and good at it.
  6. Just Me- a blog written by one of the nicest people I know. She is straight forward and honest and country and ...oh just go read her.
  7. Joints- Joints are parts of the body that really seem to hurt more as you get older.
  8. Jaunt- usually a short journey for pleasure. I hope that Pat and I will be able to take another one soon.
  9. Jack of all trades- Something you tend to be if you live in the country. Kind of a necessary thing.
  10. June- the traditional month for weddings
  11. Joker-wild card in a deck of cards.
  12. Justice-justice is sometimes blind and lets the bad guys go.
  13. Jail-Where the bad people should be
Be sure to visit the other Thursday Thirteen lists @ Izzy and Emma

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something new?

Was this something we were supposed to learn from our Mom's?????
I can't believe it's
been there all this time.

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for
Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box?

You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box.
Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over.

The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.
Well, I would like to share this with you.

Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it, and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end.
Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place.
How long has this little locking tab been there?
I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too.
I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too!
I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out,when I was trying to cover something up.
I'm sharing this with my friends.
I hope I'm not the only
person that didn't know about this.
I know you're going to go and check your boxes, so go ahead!

* I cannot take credit for this. I received it in an email and had to share it with y'all.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is springing

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Yesterday Pat and I went on a motorcycle ride. It felt really good to get out and feel the wind on my face again. I enjoy it. It is different than going for a ride in a truck or car. When you are inside a vehicle you tend to talk more or listen to the radio more or yak on the cell phone. On the back of a bike you look around more. The start of our trip I saw 2 ladies sitting on their porch, one with a bandanna tied around her head the other holding a pink umbrella. They were out enjoying the wonderful weather. Lawnmowers were already going as people, ready for the long winter to be over, prepared their yards for spring. Tillers were out and turning the ground. Spring is on the way! As we rode higher onto the mountain, I could feel my body reacting to all the air and freedom. I felt more relaxed than I have in a while, no tightness in my chest, no dark moods reaching out and grabbing my mind and body. I looked out over the edge of the mountain and saw signs of renewal. Areas of green where new grass was growing, puffs of smoke where people were do the last of their burning before the spring ban on burning starts, tractors were out getting fields ready for planting.

We went to Cloudland Canyon. I love going there and seeing the 2 waterfalls. Water was cascading down the mountain side, tumbling over the rocks, glittering in the sunlight looking like liquid diamonds, filling the canyon with a roar. Standing there, watching and listening, I am once again reminded that I am just a small part of this world.

I am ready. Renew me.

Friday, March 6, 2009


There is hope in the world.

Yesterday my daughter's landlord gave them a rent break for the next 3 months. They will pay only $100 for next month and add $100 the next month and the third month. They will only be paying $600 total for 3 months rent. That was such a blessing!

One other thing happened yesterday. She got a phone call with an appointment to apply for energy assistance. I took her there this morning and she qualified for a $300 credit on her electric bill!

My daughter is finally realizing that when you do good that it does come back to you. She has already found out that the bad comes back to bite you in the ass also.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Nothing is everything

Nothing is going on. I mean nothing. Everyday it is the same thing. I get up, make tea and take pills. Pat gets up drinks tea, eats food and sits in front of computer. I watch TV. Pat leaves for work, I sit in front of the computer. I halfheartedly(is that a real word?) clean house. No one calls, no one comes over, can't seem to find a real reason to do anything. I MUST get out of the ho hums.
Today Pat is off work. And where is he? In bed. What will he do when he gets up? Nothing.

Ok that is enough. My whine is over.