Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Today begins the Christian Lenten season. 
Many people simply "give something up", but  here are some other creative ideas to become mindful during Lent

"It is a season of grace, bringing about a communion with Christ.
It is season of blessing for all of God's people."
 -Bishop Michael Jarrell

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Need a Smile?

This is the ticket.
Beautiful music.
Smiling, joyful faces.
With a touch of Amazing Grace.
And Scotland.
What's not to love?

Monday, February 8, 2016


Any man can be a father.
It takes someone special to be a dad.
~Author Unknown

I hit the jackpot with mine.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Truism

In honor of the great Super Bowl Commercials of the past and the beginning of the World Ag Expo (which will forever be the Tulare Farm Show in my mind) this week, I though this apropos. 
When this ad came out in 2013, Ram donated money to FFA for each view of this ad online.
They donated $1,000,000.00.
Pretty sweet stuff.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

How to NOT Make an Insurance Sale

Don't come to my house unannounced and ask me if I have grandchildren.
Just sayin'
(now I KNOW I am old enough to have grandchildren and I KNOW I felt like an OLD woman this week, but still....)

Friday, February 5, 2016

It is Friday

Friday just doesn't have the same impact it once did. 
Although, there is no homework and showers are optional.
And because we misunderstood the instructions on a project, SPF is done with hers a month early.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Look Back

I guess it was inevitable that on a "Look Back" post, I would come across a " Look Back" post.
I hadn't realized that I had been doing it for a year already. 
Slow down, time...just a bit!
February 6, 2015
Here's a look back at looking back.
 Or something like that.
February 4, 2014
These guys are truly amazing!
Hope to see another show one day.
February 4, 2013
With as much rain as we have had this year,  I expected more fog, but most days have been clear and fogless. 
 There are exceptions and other parts of the valley have not been so lucky in that respect.
But in our little corner, sunrises and sunsets have been vibrant and bright.
Not gray and dreary.
February 4, 2012
What a great fun Chris and his Dad had when they were involved in racing.
  It was a great bonding experience for them and to be involved with this particular race team was tremendous.
I would say that even if we weren't related. 
 On a side note, we had a Fathead sticker made from the top photo and gave it to Chris for his room.  It was just the race car and its shadow but it took up most of his wall. 
It was great for Chris, but SPF and her friends were not overjoyed when she moved into his room last summer. 
It did look menacing in the dark to 10 year old girls. 
 I finally took it off the wall, successfully covered the sticky backing with parchment paper and rolled it back up in its tube. 
Maybe it will grace a game room of Chris' down the road.
And SPF can have friends spend the night again with no fear of being run over.
February 3, 2011
Off Road racing was indeed what the guys in this family breathed every February. 
I must say, I miss the excitement of their stories, too.
February 4, 2010
I love creating canvas prints and taking advantage of discounts is the best!
My go to company, CanvasPeople, is offering a free canvas.
You hay only shipping and handling.
Think I may need to get something made today.
Happy Thursday!