Windy's Page for Thought

I will ramble here if I can

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Hi all!
Not much going on around here, but Melissa and Jeremy are in town this weekend. We got to meet the new baby. What a doll! Actually, she looks just like JacLynn at that age. And speaking of JacLynn, she is getting cuter by the minute! We probably won't see them again until June, so we are going over to Walt and Sally's tonight for dinner.

Well, Dave got his garage pretty cleaned up today! It looks good. Time to do a good cleaning on the house I guess. Well, I'll start that project on Wed most likely!

That's it for now!

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Ok, well, I'm a little upset with the Upsaid server. I posted my Friday Five on Friday, and early in the afternoon. I even checked it later on, and it was there! There were 2 comments, one of which came from my own good friend, granni39! Well, they still are not back up, and I don't really know if I'm going to redo them. I hope this is not going to be a problem, because I will have to change my spot to blogger or something. Well, I'm going to post my Saturday Scruples now, and I hope my Friday Five shows up! If I end up losing my Saturday post, I'm changing that portion of my blog, because I want it up and running good, for the Monday Madness!

Well, I vented and I feel better!

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Ok! I'm almost a web geek!
I messed up part of my blog today, the part that has "Friends and Family Blogs and Websites" When I added my links I accidently deleted a simple little character. One little character can make a world of difference, I'll tell you! Anyway, I spent some time this morning trying to figure it out, but to no avail. Then I had a brain storm. I went to one of my sister's sites and viewed her page source. By comparing her's against mine, I was able to figure it out! It only took a few minutes too, I thought I'd be here all afternoon trying to figure it out! Anyway, it looks like I can still learn some new tricks!


Hi all!
I've been doing yard work for the past few days! It's good to be out and cleaning up the flower beds. Things are shaping up around here! wow!

Not much going on here though. The band I play in, The Baytones, finally got a gig! We will be playing at the casino in Mt. Pleasant on May 10. I will post more info as it becomes available. I'm not sure if it is a private party or open to the public. I should find out tonight. Only problem with the date is one of my friends is getting married that day. I already told her I will attend the church part, but will have to skip out of the reception. A person can go for months and months without anything on her social calendar, then as soon as one date fills up, 2 or 3 more other things come along for the same date! Story of my life!

Be sure to check out my links section. I'm adding the on line games I'm participating in. You can read my answers in my other blog, also linked to the right!


Tuesday, March 25, 2003

This is an email I received from a friend. I thought more people would get a chance to read it here rather than as an email forward. I'd say there are some pretty good points made in this letter. Just my opinion though.

Samuel Thompson wrote:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for
singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.

I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my
high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because
someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big
deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts.
They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue. Yes, and this is the
United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles.
And we are in the Bible Belt. According to our very own phone book,
Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what
would you expect---somebody chanting Hare Krishna? If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer. If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer. If I went to a Ping-Pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha. And I wouldn't be offended.

It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome... "But what about the atheists?" is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer. Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the
world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us
to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us
just to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers
are telling us to cease praying. God, help us.

And if that last sentence offends you, well..........just sue me. The
silent majority has been silent too long.. it's time we let that one or two who
scream loud enough to be heard, that the vast majority don't care what they is time the majority rules!

It's time we tell them, you don't have to don't have to say
the pledge of allegiance, you don't have to believe in God or attend services
that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right.....but by
golly you are no longer going to take our rights away....we are fighting
back.....and we WILL WIN! After all the God you have the right to denounce is on our side! God bless us one and all, especially those who denounce Him... God bless America, despite all her faults.....still the greatest nation of
all.....God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to
pray and worship God.

May 2003 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as
the foundation of our families and institutions.

Keep looking up......In God WE Trust

Monday, March 24, 2003

Not much going on here today! Dave finished a huge side job on Saturday, so he took it pretty easy yesterday. I just thought I'd better blog because I'm always hasseling others to do the same!

One of my bloggin' buddies is keeping a list of her pet peeves on her blog! I think it's a great idea, but I'm afraid I'd run out of space! wow! I may put a list like that up on my other page, "Some Fun by Windy".

I cleaned the house really really good last week, almost as well as Nat used to do it, so that's good because this week I just have to maintain! I like that idea! Even though I have the time, cleaning is certainly not one of my favorite things to do! Believe me I can find all sorts of things to do instead!

Well, that's it for now!

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Oh, by the way! Be sure to check out the links to the right! A few friends and myself started an idea page for bloggers. It's called bloggin' seeds Also, I'm now planning on participating in a few on line games such as "This or That Tuesday" and "Saturday Scruples". You can find my answers to these questions, and possibly more at the following link. Some Fun by Windy Check 'em out!

Yesterday was a great day! Some of us spent the day at Foggy's house for a scrapbook cropping day, but because I'm so behind in getting my photos developed, I went to stitch! I got a good amount done, and it was fun to visit with Foggy, OttO, and Awex. We had a great lunch due to the wonderful discount coupons from the bagel place. Later I went to Sanford to pick up my hubby. He spent the bulk of the day finishing a job, and him and his buddy ended up at another friends house. I'm glad he called me because it was good to visit with the friends I hadn't seen in a while. All in all, it was a great day, followed by a good night!

Friday, March 21, 2003

Ok, Now that I can finally post some links, be sure to check them out as I add them. Of course you can find family and friend's sites also. I'm happy with my new template. It took almost all of my changes without any trouble at all. I didn't like the way the tagboard was loading, so I'm going to add comment boxes to end of each post soon. I have to do some searching first. I want to thank OttO and Ladosia for all your help. I was beginning to feel like I had some sort of a problem, but now I see that it was only blogger that was causing the troubles. By the way, I made these changes much quicker than I thought I'd be able to. Ya gotta love the old copy and paste feature! That's all for now!

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Howdy Blog Fans!
Things are still quiet around here. And I'm still trying to get that link up on my site! Not sure why I'm having a problem with it.

Lent should be a time of reflection and a time in which we are to draw closer to the Lord through some change we've made in our lives. I have always thought that it would be nice if these changes could be permanent. One time, a long time ago, I think I did Lent right! I gave up watching soap operas, and I haven't watched them since. I've been tepmted a few times this year, but I refuse to get drawn into that addiction again. I was flipping through the channels one day during the General Hospital hour, and I must say, I stopped for a few minutes on channel 12, but I'm glad to say, none of the characters were familiar and I quickly moved on! Anyway, my big improvement for this year is to cut salt out of my diet. I'm just talking about the use of table salt, but for me it is quite a sacrifice! I know in the long run it will be better for my health, and may even help to lower my blood pressure. Now, how can cutting salt out of one's diet bring one closer to the Lord? Good question, but I do know that our bodies are temples, and I should do everything I can to keep healthy.

Well, that's it!

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Ok! I just wrote a long entry, and guess what? It didn't publish. Said I had some kind of timed out error! That's the first time I've ever had that happen, and lo and behold! I did not save a copy to my notepad! Oh well, I'll try again!

About Yahoo - I finally got into my email on Friday. I'm not sure if the hotbar I downloaded had anything to do with it or not, but when I deleted the hotbar, I was able to get into my yahoo mail. I liked the hot bar, so I may try to download it again.

I realize on Thursday I said I'd be posting a link to an idea page for bloggers. Well, I have tried, and I'm still trying. For some reason, it won't publish. I know I got the code right because I had one of my web techs. check it out. She had the same problem I did. I also keep trying to change the number of post showing from 5 to 10, but that won't seem to change either. I have tried that for over a month now. Maybe blogger just doesn't like me!

I spent the better part of today and yesterday cleaning up some aluminum that Dave brought home from work. We are going to cash it in at Rifkin's in Saginaw. Dave thinks with that and with what we have in the garage, we might have about $200. That would be nice!

I'm loving this weather! Hard to belive that just last weekend we were digging out of a snow storm. I had my windows open yesterday and today. I love the smell of Spring!

Well, that's it for now1

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Hopefully I'll be posting a link to an idea page tonight. I didn't set it up, but my good friend "granni39" did. I'll be adding ideas to it along with granni and OttO.

I wonder what's up with yahoo! I haven't been able to access my yahoo mail all day. I can get to all the other features but no email. Didn't have a problem with it yesterday. Hopefully that will be straightened out soon. My inbox was pretty full last night, I'm guessing it is overfilled tonight! Oh well, I tried, and will most likely try again!

That's it for now!


Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Hi all!
We just got home from the Lion's Club meeting. I'm glad we're getting back into it, but it would be easier if we lived in the area. We will help out with the "White Cane" Drive in May. That is a fund raiser to help the blind. We were going to help out at the road race at the end of March, but that is the day Melissa, Jeremy and the kids are coming. We'll be having a small birthday get together for JacLynn at the time, and it will be the first time we get to see KaitLynn. Can't miss that!

Not much else going on around here. I'm going to work on an idea page to link to this site. Look for it soon!


Sunday, March 09, 2003

The Internet is a wonderful tool! I'm glad I have a way to stay in touch with my family and friends. I always feel good after one of our chats and I enjoy running into my sisters on line!

I can't believe the snow we've gotten this month! I do believe we have had more snow in March than we have had all winter! I got to do some shoveling again! Yay! I hope it is the last time. Things are quiet and cold here. Well, the house is warm enough, but outdoors... brrrr..... I'm ready for Spring!

Have a good Monday everyone!


Friday, March 07, 2003

The News: Local vs. National

I'm all for being informed. I like to watch the news or at least listen to it, but since I've been off work, I've become really annoyed by the local news anchors. It used to be you'd get 1/2 hour of local news in the morning, again at noon, at 6pm and then one more time at 11pm. Then the morning news was changed to one hour and now its up to 1 1/2 hours. Which would be fine, if they had that much news to read, but they don't. The same thing has happened with the evening news. When this change first took place I only caught about 20 mins in the morning and I was lucky to see any of the 6 pm news. Now of course, I'm home. I like to be informed, so I watch the news. Well we have a local station up north where the anchors try to act goofy so they have something to run in their Friday morning wrap up. They call it "The Week in Review" but they only review their stupid jokes. It is the single most annoying spot of the day! If the news anchors just read the news they would be able to do the whole show in 1/2 hour. I find myself turning off the news after just 15 mins because these people act pretty goofy! Thats the local news. I will say that the new anchor team on TV5 is pretty tolerable. I think because they are both new they don't have much to joke around about. TV 9&10 is the worst!

Nationally, in the evening they have one anchor and guess what? He reads the news! That's it! And, it's done in 1/2 hour! Amazing! Sometimes the anchor inserts his own opinion but usually he just reads the news. I can handle that. The national morning news, i.e. the Today Show, or GMA, is a little too fluffy for me, but at least they have a whole nation to draw from.

Well, I just had to vent. I would probably never have been so annoyed by this if I was working this year. WOW!!!


Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Well, OttO, it looks like you got your snow day today! We got some here to but not as much as you guys must have because nothing is closed around here, just as far north as Sanford. I shoveled of the cement slab in front of the garage today for my workout! wow! Our neighbor was using his new snow blower. Well, Dave will do the driveway and that will be a big workout too!


Monday, March 03, 2003


Of course I had to blog today! I always used to point dates like today's out to my students when I was teaching. Just a fun kind of date to write out on your paper, or whatever.

I went to choir practice tonight. I'm glad I joined. I was telling mom about the fact that one of the flute players really didn't want to share. Well she is way up in front, and the choir director gave me copies of all the music tonight. I enjoyed playing, and it was fun playing with the gal next to me. It was kind of easy to pick out parts that blended with her without playing the same part. It sounded pretty good.

Well, that's about it for today!

Saturday, March 01, 2003

I just want to take this opportunity to thank the earthgoddess! Actually, I'm now calling her the web goddess! I had to make a small change in my template and somehow completely messed up the format of my blog. She tells me it was no big deal, but I'm glad for all her help! Thanks again, web goddess!

A note about the Michigan web ring. According to their rules, you have to live in Michigan, or else at least have been born in Michigan. So... little sis, in GA, you could join this ring. I think we are in on the bottom floor as their member list is under 10. OttO, I think your site well qualifies too, because even though you do not write about MI that much all your pics were taken here, right? Anyway, the sites I've checkout so far are pretty interesting.

Take care,

Hi All!
The sickness continues! wow!!! I signed up for another web ring called Michigan bloggers. Currently there are 7 members, so I encourage all you Michigan bloggers to check it out and submit your urls! Mom, I got this one from one of your recommendations. Thanks for always keeping us posted!

....and speaking of mom, everything went well today for her. Her heart doctor is a really nice guy, but he won't be needing to see her anymore! He told us her heart is perfectly normal! What a relief, our mom is still perfect!

Well, it's late, and really it is tomorrow already, so I'll blog somemore later!