Monday, October 29, 2007

A moving video

I found this today. Thought I would share.

It's on youtube,

New Again by Brad Paisley & Sara Evans with video clips from "The Passion"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Personality ID

I found this thru, it really did pin my personality down. You can go and see what they say about you as well.

View my Career Direct personality profile

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Mayonaise Jar and 2 cups of coffee

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked."

The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Please share this with someone you care about.. I JUST DID

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I don't have much time, but I wanted to post a little something to say I am still here LOL. Mark has some time off so we've been getting stuff done around the house. He got all his tools out of the backroom and into the basement (which is a MI basement, only the size of one room). That is REALLY nice having two, 2yr old boys here. They just can't resist the erge to try out all his tools. So now I have a laundry room YAY!

Also here is a picture of a really simple recipe I made the other day. I made a basic meatloaf recipe and made them into balls (I used my ice cream scoop) Then I browned them in some bacon grease and marg. After they were browned I threw some tomatoes and juice on top and simmered them untill done. It was very good! Everyone seemed to like it. I add peppers and onions to my meatloaf as well.

Well I will try to be on again soon. Mark is going to be home until early next week, than it's back to work!

Talk to you all soon!

Monday, October 8, 2007

A few links

I thought I would add a few of my favorite links today. The first is one I was told about, she does the most amazing things. She's very good at art and decorates with painted pictures instead of hanging them. Here's her link, she has a ton of really good links on her site. It's a really fun blog to subsribe to.

One Bethany recommends, which is very good as well is:

This particular link takes you to a chicken salad recipe, which looks really yummy. I think we're going to try it. We are also gong to try a recipe we tried at Sam's club (free samples YUM!). They used canned chicken, but any cooked chicken would work. They added Ranch dressing, bacon bits, onions and I think celery. It was REALLY good, they wrapped them in tortilla shells. I'm sure tuna would taste pretty good too. The ranch really gave it a new taste, but very good.

Another favorite we seem to use alot lately is the google earth free download. It is very cool. If you have dial up, it may not work well as it constantly updates. We have DSL and it works fine. It has a ton of features and options that make it even more fun. What it is, is a program that uses satalite photos to put together the earth. Rural areas and some towns are blurry, but you can see roads. Large cities and popular place are very detailed, right down to the car in the driveway. It is NOT in realtime, these are photos taken probably months ago. I don't know how often they update the photos, but they seem to be pretty recent. And it's not limited to the USA either, it's EARTH and the SKY!! Anyhow, the green box at the top right, is the free download button, very worth it!

Well my babies are napping, so I'm going to try for one, I've exhausted!