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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

I wanted to post a link to one of OttO's blog posts, but I really can't figure out how to do it, so check out her post for September 29. Anyway, she wrote a very good entry about a family I know. The news was very disturbing, as it seems the father killed the mother, then turned the gun on himself. They have 5 children and unfortunately, this was done in front of them. I taught the 3 oldest boys, and they already had some problems, now they will have this to deal with for the rest of their lives. Please keep these children in your prayers.


Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Howdy folks!
We had a great weekend at the lake in Scottville. We took the short ride to Ludington State Park and were lucky enough to be there on a rare day when they had a shuttle bus going to the light house. Dave hadn't been there before so it was pretty cool! We climbed the 130 stairs up the narrow tower and saw the fantastic view of Lake Michigan. And we walked around the area while mom and dad took lots and lots of pics. Earlier we did the Skyline trail too. I always enjoy that walk. Mom and dad stayed by the river while we took that walk because the salmon were swimming upstream to lay their eggs. They got lots of good pics of the fish and the fisher people. The day was perfect. Pam, Mike and the kids also came up while we were at the park so we enjoyed a delicious dinner with them and the folks. Dad out did himself cooking the roast on the grill, and mom's potato salad was a hit as usual! I donated homegrown tomatoes and some salsa and chips, also a hit! We finished the evening with a campfire by the lake. Very relaxing. Dave got up early both days to do some fishing and even though the fish weren't biting, he enjoyed his outings. We also had a couple of boat rides around the lake.

Of course when we got home, there were lots more tomatoes that needed to be picked! I made some more salsa yesterday and today I did some yard work. The wind blew lots of pine needles around and I raked them up and put them around the pine trees. I also cut some grass, but didn't get much of it done before it started to rain. At least I got the deep stuff!


Monday, September 22, 2003

Random Questions; Random Days... Monday, September 22
Have you ever thought about being invisible? What would be some advantages? How about some disadvantages?
I haven't really thought about this recently, but I used to think about it all the time as a kid! Advantages would be knowing what's going on, or what others might be saying without them knowing you were there. Disadvantages? Well, not too many folks would really believe you have the ability to be invisible! wow!!!

Random Questions; Random Days..... Sunday, September 21
It's Sunday and a lot of people reserve this day for special family time; or maybe just a day to relax. Please complete the following sentence...............
Sunday is a good day to

Sunday is a good day to get caught up on stuff! Sometimes we use Sunday to get caught up on yard work and such, but sometimes we use Sunday to just relax! This past Sunday was used to drive home from an excellent weekend up north! Then we relaxed!

Random Questions; Random Days.... Friday, September 19
Autumn is almost officially here........This leads me to today's question. Are there any activities you enjoy doing specifically in the fall?
I really enjoy walking in the fall. The weather is usually perfect, and I love looking at all the changing colors of the trees. I like baking in the fall too, because I like the way the house smells!

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Random Questions; Random Days... Wednesday, September 10
What is the perfect pizza? Do you have to make it at home, or can you actually get one from a pizza shop? If so, where?
The perfect pizza! I learned how to make this when we were kids, I loved it then and love it now! I use frozen bread dough for the crust. I let it thaw and rise a bit, then roll it out on a greased pan, usually a jelly roll pan. Since I like my crust crispy, I bake this for about 15 mins to insure it gets cooked once I add my toppings. I then put on some sliced mozzarella cheese followed my by sauce. I just use canned spaghetti sauce. Then I top it with scrambled hamburger seasoned to taste like Italian sausage, crumbled and precooked bacon, pepperoni, green peppers, diced onions, mushrooms, ham, and shredded cheese. I bake this until it is cooked through and the cheese on top is bubbly and even starting to get golden brown. I find that even though I use meat, it is way way less greasy than a pizza from the local shop. We do have a place near us that makes a pretty good pizza, JP's on M30, but it is still not as good as homemade! I really don't make this very often, but when I do, it's a real treat!

Random Questions; Random Days... Tuesday, September 9
Do you have a favorite TV show? Is it one you never miss?
I don't really have a TV show that I have to watch. I like to watch some movies on Lifetime, I enjoy watching Biography on A&E, and I like to watch David Letterman. I usually have the TV on when I'm home alone for background noise, and I kind of got hooked on watching The Weakest Link in the morning, but I really don't revolve my plans around what's on TV.

Random Questions; Random Days... Monday, September 8
Did you know that the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first read on this day in 1892? Some people would like to see the words, "under God" taken out of the pledge. What do you think about that? Why?
I think it would be a grave mistake. One of the reasons this country came to be was freedom of Religion. People are making too big of an issue of God, as far as our country is concerned. Should we remint all our money? "In God We Trust" is printed on each bill! There are a lot of things I don't agree with that go on in this world, and I tend to just ignore them. Why can't the folks who don't believe in God just ignore that? I would never try to force my Religious beliefs on others, but I wish the non believers would give us the same respect. The squeaky wheel always gets the grease, and in this case, I think some of us believers need to do a bit more squeaking!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Random Questions; Random Days... Wednesday, September 3

September is National Better Breakfast Month! What do you usually have for breakfast? Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Explain.
I really think breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I usually eat some fruit and some toast, but on the weekends, I'm bad (but only sometimes)! Dave is home and I sometimes I make pancakes or waffles. He likes eggs and breakfast meat. I try to steer clear of buying bacon, cause when I do I like to fry my eggs in the grease! A major no-no!!!! Otherwise I don't eat eggs! I will sometimes just make me toast and melt a thin slice a cheese between the breads. I do not butter the toast when I do this. If I don't eat breakfast I find myself munching on junk all day, so I usually try to start my day with breakfast.

Random Questions; Random Days... Tuesday, September 2

What is your zodiac sign? How much stock do you put into your horoscope?
I am cancer the crab. I usually don't read my horoscope because I don't get the paper. I know there are lots of on-line ones, but I think they are written in such a way that they apply to most people most of the time. I really don't put any stock into my horoscope.

Monday, September 01, 2003

Random Questions; Random Days... Monday, September 1
How do you like your eggs cooked? Why?
I like them either hard boiled, or fried over hard, break the yolk! I cannot stand runny snotty eggs!

Random Questions; Random Days... Sunday, August 31
What is/are your favorite website(s) to visit? Why? Feel free to share the link.I
have lots of favorites. I like to visit the family blogs, which you can find listed on my side bar. They are either in the links or in the drop down menu. I'd have to say those are the websites I'm most faithful to.

Random Questions; Random Days... Saturday, August 30
I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your concent." Please comment.
This is totally true!