"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Funnies! The Nail Salon!

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It’s been awhile since I threw out a Friday Funny and I don’t know about you but I need a good laugh.

This video has been around for awhile but it still cracks me up. I haven’t watch any of her other stuff so I’m not sure how clean her other comedy is but this is just hysterical to watch. Enjoy

Have a lovely day my friends.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I Think I’ll Blog Today!

You ever have those days when you want to blog about everything and then end up not blogging about any of it? That seems to be happening to me more and more. I had great intentions to blog more but then get overwhelmed with what I want to blog about and so I do nothing. I’m trying to work on that.

I can no longer keep up with those that do this for a living or anything like that. Once an old school blogger always an old school blogger. So what you’re going to get from me is what you’ve always got from me. Maybe a recipe, something funny, chicken updates, happenings around the home, DIY projects etc.

With that in mind, here’s a small recap of the last few months. I’ll number them so it seems more professional. Smile

1. We celebrated 4 birthdays in our family.

2. Hubby built a barn.

3. We had about 6 dump truck loads of dirt dumped in our backyard so we don’t have ponds when it rains for any period of time.

4. I was blessed with grandbaby number 2 and she’s ADORABLE!!!!!

Well just go ahead and see for yourself.


Well that kinda gets you caught up on a few things. We started back to homeschooling a week ago to get a head start on the school year. It’s also been wicked hot here and so going outside just isn’t an option, so we figured we might as well.

How has your summer been going?



Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Funnies! High Tech Meets Old School!

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Today’s Friday Funny is a real story that happened to me a few weeks ago. I wish you could “see” me tell the story because I act it out so much better. But I’m going to try to write it as vividly as possible without getting too wordy. SmileSo put on your imagination caps people, I’m taking you for a ride. No pun intended.

It all started when we bought a new to us 2009 pick up truck. I’ve been driving a 1999 Expedition for over 14 years and although I still loved it, we needed something that would pull a camper. Well this pick up truck is fancy. At least to me it is. I’ve never been in a vehicle that had so many fancy options with it. It’s taken some getting used to; and some learning on my part. One of those things was learning to sync my phone with the computer. I thought, “Cool, I can just bluetooth my music if I want to.” Cause you know, why else would you sync a phone to your vehicle. *smile* Keep that in mind.

So one particular day, after owning the truck for about a week, I was driving along, listening to my music, probably louder than I should be, when all of a sudden the music dies down, on its own mind you. Then I hear my cell phone ringing through my truck speakers. People, I didn’t know this was possible. I keep my cell phone in my purse and don’t touch it while I’m driving so I kind of panicked. Not in an (oh my goodness I’m gonna crash) way but it caught me off guard. Meanwhile that whole time, I’m trying to figure out how the heck I’m supposed to answer it. So I glance around real fast and see a picture of a phone on my steering wheel. You’d think it would be a picture of a cell phone but it isn’t. It’s a picture of a land line receiver. Ha! Ha! You can imagine my confusion. So I press it and in a confused, I feel really weird, is this really gonna work kind of way, I say, “Hello?” And then my mom’s voice starts coming through the speakers. I don’t even remember why she called because I couldn’t get past the fact that I was just driving and talking to my mom THROUGH MY SPEAKERS. I think I kept telling her that I was talking through my speakers and that she was in my truck and weird stuff like that. I was kinda excited.

To be honest I felt like a kid with a new toy. I had that look of wonderment the whole time this was going on and probably would have scared someone had they seen me. You know in a, sheesh, that lady be trippin’ on something, kind of way.

It all was such a blur that I don’t even know if I hung up. My mom could still be stuck in my speakers. Winking smile

Well there’s my story of me feeling very old school in my high tech truck.

Can anyone relate? Please say yes. Smile

Have a wonderful day my friends.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

St. Augustine Part 2: Fun Things to Do!

The first thing you need to do when you go on vacation is to embrace your inner tourist. And I don’t mean socks with sandals and fanny packs. Smile

In St. Augustine they have several trolleys that go through the town all throughout the day. You pay for one day and you can ride free the next 2 days. This is invaluable. Just do it, you’ll thank me later. They make several stops at a lot of the hot spots that you’ll want to see. These are the stops we made; and they’re not in order by trolley number. I’m being a rebel.

1. The Winery (Don’t Judge Smile) Stop #13 on the tour.

This was actually a VERY informational tour. I learned a lot about wine that I didn’t know. When you go in you sit for a short video telling about where and how the local wine is made and then you go to a tasting room and get to sample several of their local varieties. If you have kids, they will give them a sample of their fresh grape juice; which my kids said was awesome.


2. The Old Jail. Stop #1 on the trolley.

We didn’t actually go in the jail because we just didn’t want to pay the extra money but we went in the museum, which is free if you have a trolley pass, and then we walked around the grounds and had fun.

I was naughty so I had to go to jail for a bit. Winking smile


3.  The Churches. Stop #9 on the tour.

If you love stained glass and architecture, then you need to make it a point to stop in the churches on the tour. We went in the Presbyterian and Catholic churches and they are just gorgeous inside. You can tell a lot of time and effort went into building those places.

4. St. George Street. Stop # 8 on the tour.

If you have an itch to shop then get off here. They have tons of shops to explore and places to get a bite to eat.

Unless you want to take a lot of pictures, you can enjoy a lot of the sights just by staying on the trolley, which is what we ended up doing. We rode the whole trolley through the first day and then plotted our trolley course and stops for the next.

5. Where we stayed was walking distance to Castillo de San Marcos or what I like to call, the fort. This is a must do on your vacation. There is such history here. It is so interesting to see and read all that went on back then.

6. Another must do is the St. Augustine Lighthouse. This we had to drive to, but it wasn’t that far. If you are able, you need to walk to the top. It’s quite a workout but you don’t have to rush and there are platforms to stop and catch your breath on the way and even let others pass if need be. But if you can, do.

On this particular day the wind was blowing about 30 mph. We all had to hold on to our hats when we hit the top. And I had the death grip on my phone when I took the picture over the edge. Ha!

There is a lot to do and see here that is all inclusive with your ticket to the lighthouse. Be sure to stroll around and check everything out.

7. The last thing we did while we were there was go putt putt golfing. We had so much fun doing this. It had been years since my hubby and I had gone and the kids had never been. Gasp! I know right?!

By the time we got to the end we were pretty hot but wouldn’t you know they had soft serve ice cream there. That’s good marketing. Ha! Ha! I totally went off my eating plan and shared one with hubby. It was soooo yummy. And in case you were wondering who won, I did. Oh yeah baby!! Momma still got it.

The beaches in St. Augustine are gorgeous. So different from where we live just south of there. But like I mentioned before, it literally blew 30 mph every day we were there. A sandy beach would not have been very fun. But we did stop long enough to prove our point. SmileGorgeous right?


And last but not least we had a blast just chillin’ in the pool at the place we stayed. It was perfect after a tiring day of walking and exploring  to jump in and cool off. The boys loved it.


Well I hope I gave you some fun things to think about when planning your next vacation. You won’t be disappointed if you choose to go to St. Augustine FL.

Let’s recap:

  • Embrace your inner tourist. It’s key. If you must wear a fanny pack then do it. Smile
  • Figure out your budget and how much you have to spend ahead of time and then plan accordingly. The good thing is a lot of the sites are FREE. Yay for free.
  • Go online and check out the trolley system and all it has to offer before your trip. You can check it out HERE.
  • Don’t be too rigid and plan your whole vacation out. Leave some space for relaxing and spontaneity.
  • But most of all, HAVE FUN!

If you’d like to read my first post about where we stayed and what we ate. Go check it out HERE.

Have a lovely day my friends.





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