Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Count Down

Well, today will be the count
down. 24 hours and we go
cold turkey. No television,
no papers.

So got to figure out what will
be our last shows to watch.
I have figured out that we will
not miss much. Only about 3
channels that we watch a lot.

We like Discover channel. My
favorite is Mythbusters. What a
great job that has to be. You get
to blow things up, while you prove
things that are rumors, are not true.

The other channel is History channel,
and National Geographic channel.

The national networks have gotten
so bad. There were a few that I liked.
Boston Legal, and House. And the
magazine programs from time to time.

I think I will miss the paper the most.
Some how reading it on line doesn't do
it justice. And I don't know if they have
the comic page online. Some how looking
at the screen as oppose to spreading the
paper across the table, with a cup of coffee,
just isn't the same.

So this will be interesting. I think the
summer will be fine... it is the winter
that will tell the story. And we are filling
in some with Netflix.

I hoping we will be more active and read
more. We shall see.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I have been everywhere.... part 2

I was at R.I. when it was ...50's
And no matter what people tell you, it
was a great time to a teen.

I was in Miami Beach when it was
a nice place to be...I had friends who
were partiers, who would fly to Cuba,
to continue the party. I was never brave
or foolish enough. Some did it for the
whole weekend. As Cuba clubs didn't
close until early morning. Around 5, just
enough to clean up and start for the day.

I was in San Diego, when it was
a quiet place, good family area,
El Cajon was a small town...
The beaches were wonderful, you
could get around in easy, except during
rush hour... but you got use to it. They
had the Zoo, it was before Sea World.
And I use to take the kids to the zoo
at least once a month. It was cheap

I was in Roslyn Wa. when it was
a good town for kids...It was a
very small town, and you didn't fear
for your kids.

I was in Ellensburg, when it was
a good place to have kids grow up.
Lots of woods to play in. Hunting was
good. Fishing in the creek was great,
and swimming there too. Kids would
dive for craydads. The busiest time was
Labor Day, with the rodeo and the Yakima
Indian Tribe riding their horses in from Yakima.

I came to Idaho at a good time too...Kids
had a good teen life here. It was still a laid
back area.

So I have no regrets.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I'm from everywhere...but

I was volunteered to be in a
booth on the subject of Kootenai.
Which I declined. Mainly because
I have only lived here since 1994.
In this town that is. I have lived in
Idaho since 1982.

I was thinking after, that I really don't
know enough about anywhere I have
lived. I can't really do a good job of the
good old times. Meaning going back
50 or 60 years, up to now. Like most
natives of ones own town.

I did 18 years in Newport county of
Rhode Island. Year in Miami Beach.
7 years in San Diego, 12 years in
Washington State, and rest up here.

So I only know portions of each. And
looking at this, I see this county is the
place I lived the longest. 25 years.

You know that is kind of sad, but I wouldn't
change it if I could. Each place was a good
place to be at the time I was there.

You know, one staying in the place they were
born is a rarity these days.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Fishing with the King & Misty

Ok, what did you do with the fish? I smell it here somewhere...

I guess I will have to look for my own....

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Lazy day

Everyone is outside, enjoying the sun... I am inside enjoying the peace and quiet....

Friday, May 25, 2007

3 Day Holiday...

As many people are heading out
today for their first real 3 day holiday
for the summer season. I wonder how
many have chose to stay home. Not
to keep away from the crowd, but
because gas is hovering $3.50 a gallon.

The news last night ask people in the
nation, what was their cut off amount?
Surprisingly it was the average of $4.38.
That was a weird amount..38 cents.
Anyway the reporter mention that she
thought that would rise when the price
came closer.

Also people said they were going to
cut in other areas rather than give up
traveling. Like saving accounts, or other
things like boats, skiing and etc. But it
seems that close to 30%, said this price
now has cut their travel plans a great deal.

Which makes you wonder...will traveling
become a social divider. Those with money,
will travel, either by air or car. Those without
extra money, living pay day to pay day, will
be staying home and only go with in 40 miles
of their homes.

Some how this seems sad. Airlines brought
travel for those with limit time but money for
tickets. Those with more time, made trips
across the nation and that is why we have
motels. There were cabins or relatives that
people stayed with. Now hardly anyone travels
by car, not because of time restrictions but gas.

So the answers will change."Where did you go on
your vacation?" "I stayed home. Did upkeep on the
place." Oh, well, time away from your job is still
nice. Waking up in the morning and knowing you
don't have to go to work. But this has to work against
the travel associated companies.

Now matter what you do... enjoy the time off...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Good Old Days....

I am heading out to go taking the
easy way out, but giving you a email that does
say a lot to all of use over the age of 35...

Those Born 1920-1979 TO ALL THE KIDS
WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's
and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers
who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna
from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then
after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our
tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored
lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine
bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,
we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took
hitchhiking. As infants &children, we would ride in cars
with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and
NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four
friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from
this. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and
drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't
overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE
PLAYING! We would leave home in the morning and
play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights
came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were
O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of
scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we
forgot the brakes After running into the bushes a few
times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have
Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all,
no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,
no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal
computers, no Internet or chat rooms....... WE HAD
FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We
fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and
there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate
worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms
did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for
our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and
tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen,
we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes or
walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or
rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them! Little
League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we
broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with
the law! These generations have produced some of the
best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation
and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and
responsibility, and we learned

As I read that, I thought, yes, it was the good old days,
and I would give up my television, micro wave and etc.
for some of those days.
Maybe things would be better if our grandchildren were
outside as much as we and our kids were...but then we
also need to get outside more ourselves...
So I am heading out to go fishing... enjoy the day

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Where did that produce come from?

People seem to be building bigger
homes.. Some up to over 5,000
square feet. I think they better
rethink their ideas on that.

They should think of what area
they can use for gardens. Not
flower gardens which they seem
to be interested in.

I think we should start rethinking
the Victory Gardens. For those of
you under 50, who don't remember
them or your folks talking about them,
it is a garden for the household.

People had Victory Gardens even
on the block that families in the area
shared. Everyone one worked it. You
either had an area that was just yours,
which was about 5 rows, or you join a
garden club that each had their duties
for the garden. You weeded on Mondays
and Thursdays, and etc. And then got
a share of it.
Others had their own gardens in their yards.

The reason why I say this is, there are getting
to be more and more vegetables and fruits from
foreign lands. From countries that don't have the
same standards that USA has. One of those can
be seen in the dog food wheat scandal of late. But there
is also others. Even our own country has had
problems, like e-coli in the lettuce.

People are going to have to rethink about
canning and freezing their own produce.
After all, when you pick up a garlic at the
store, is it China or is it USA? What about
the rest. Where was it grown? How was it?
We think of fresh veggies and fruit as being the
best of the deal as oppose to can.

You can only be sure... if you grew it yourself.
So better be giving yourself some garden area.
Or if you need that 5,000 sf home, maybe you
better have a green house in it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

3 day weekend...

The King and I have never been
a big fan of going somewhere on
holidays. It just seems safer to stay
home. Of course the American
Automobile Association tells us the
count of how many died each holiday.
That doesn't do much for the travel people

This coming weekend is Memorial Day
weekend. It has and had fond memories.

The first of which is us putting flowers on
the graves of those who have gone before
us. The second is the Memorial Day

Second, is the weekend has been used by
us as the first cookout of the year. Labor Day
being the last one. Over the years, friends and
family have been at our house, to enjoy the
first outside outing of the year. Now family
is moved away and friends have too. At least
the ones we use to cook out with. So it just
becomes a day to put flowers on the graves.

Third and most memorial to me, is the birth
of my sons 39 years ago. Twins. Oh, and
that is on the actual day itself. So they don't
always have their birthday on a day off.

So we look at the days to come this weekend..
and it will be just another weekend. As we usually
go out to the cemetery on the Friday before.

There doesn't seem to be the Memorial Day parades
anymore. Gas is getting to the point to forbidding
travel. This seems sad to me.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Living life in the Slow lane

This downsizing to regular dial
up internet, is a little hard on the
nerves. Yes, I knew it was going to
be slow... but this slow?

The worse is downloading pictures.
Be in on a site or me trying to put
them in something. I had to reverse to
Picasa for pictures into my blog.
The one thru blogspot, was so slow,
that I had to leave the room before I
shot the computer. And even coming
back 15 minutes later, it didn't seem
to be any closer.

It could be the computer as well. After
all it is the old style. At least in the computer
world it is old. That can be anything over
6 months... and this is 2 years or more old.

So patience is surely my new lesson in
life. I wasn't good at that before.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Beginning of the Lost in the 50's parade 2007

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My favorite of the Parade

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Hot Rods aren't just for Guys

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The old Woody....

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Some people rode

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Some people drove

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I didn't do it, honestly, I didn't dig all that.

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These made it from last year

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Yard Work and a Discouraging day

I have been trying to get thru today. I have had
more trouble trying to post on my blog.
I tried 3 times this morning. Only to have
it be so slow, I thought I got it to post one
time.. it didn't...then it did, but not the
picture... I gave up.

I came back in and tried this afternoon. It
took 5 times of putting up the pictures.
I came back it went in once.

I go back to post some words. And I see
my post of this morning is not there.
I see the picture and a couple of tries,
are there as drafts. And one of the pictures
of this afternoon is draft. I didn't touch the
dang draft button... and on top of that I ended
up with two of the dog pictures.

Yard work didn't do much better. Got the
cleaning part done. Got the deck cleaned off
and hosed down. We had a problem with it
peeling.. went to Home Depot to see about
the warranty on it. Ended up on their phone
to the company who makes the paint.

Long and short of it... in the fine print is
you have to use their remover, not just
sand it as we did. So they will refund our
money if we buy another and they will
refund the remover this time being they
didn't think it was clear on the can.

So a one afternoon job ends up going
to be a 3 day job. Told the King, well,
you have all kinds of time now.. so it
should be a piece of cake... He was
NOT amused.

Have a good weekend, hope your
projects go well...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Downsizing Stuff

We are cleaning up the place
here... Spring cleaning.. or what
ever you call it...

All I can tell you is, that we have
a lot of stuff.. Hate to call junk, as
it would be good for someone.

The King would like to have a yard
sale.. I hate doing yard sales. I don't
mind going to them.. but hate having
them... especially with the King helping
run it.

See we have done two of them with him
running it. And you all would LOOOOVE
his yard sales. He gets out there half hour
early. And then starts throwing stuff in with
what ever you are buy. So you may pay
$5 for something... but he has throw in
at least 8 other things with it too.

And then the yard sale is over in less
than a hour. Meaning an half hour after
I have advertised it to open. And half
the money we figured we would get it.

I rather just give it to Goodwill and be
done with it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sunshine is calling...

It is hard to settle down to the
computer on days like this...

The sun is shining.. and I have
a hard time concentrating on
the computer. And keeping
my mind on what I am reading
in the paper.

Several things I read that made
me shake my head. The top two
being the slowness of the Duncan
trial and the investigation of the
Summer child abuse case being
postpone until January of next
year. Something about not wanting
to interfere with the trial...

So I am off to the sunshine, yard
work and play. Exercise class,
walking after that... Got to make
hay, as the old saying goes, while
we have it.

They are talking about rain for
the weekend...some how that
doesn't surprise me with the
Lost in the 50's coming up this
week. Seems we walked the
walk around to see the cars on
display the past two years to
sprinkles and down right rain.
Hopefully the rain gods will
wait until at least Sunday

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Things that make me wonder...

"Governor Christine Gregoire signed the
Elizabeth Nowak Auto Theft Prevention Law on Friday.
"Before this law, a car thief had to be convicted seven
times to go to prison. That's now lowered to three convictions."
Was the headline in the paper a week or so ago....

So you can steal up to 2 cars, and that is ok, you don't
go to prison? You have to have the limit of 3? And it
use to be 7? There just something not right in that.
If someone steals my car, I expect them to do some

As I read the letter's to the editors, I skimp over the
headline for the subject. Ones that I don't read are the
ones that are complains about the national subjects.
Like Iraqi war and etc. Like as if the President or the
ones running for it, will read the Spokesman's Review,
and Jane or Robert... they are really mad
about the war.. Let's see what we can do to change
this around... All the papers, no matter what town,
or state, have these letters. Oh, well, it gives them
a chance to get it off their chest.

Monday, May 14, 2007


The Beginning....of downsizing.

With the King getting close to retirement,
we are in the downsizing mode.

And believe it or not, I am looking forward
to it. I think there will be some good side
effects. At least it looks good now. But
living it may be a different story.

We are giving up one cell phone. Mine.
See mine sits on the counter, or table,
or where ever I leave it. I got to town, and
it is still there. The time I use mine is for
long distance calls on weekends... and
for inside box stores to find the King.
Conversations going.. WHERE ARE YOU?
It does save on nerves of walking up and
down the aisles. Don't dare ask the King
to give up his... it is his umbilical cord
to life.

Next is the television. This may be the
harder one. But the side effects are to
the good. More exercise, doing projects,
and even more reading. We will keep our
Netflix so we can watch movies. But too
often we find ourselves sitting in front of
the boob tube, watching something we
have watched before... and with the King,
many times before.

Next is just for the summer. The papers.
I can go on line and keep up with the going

And then finally, getting rid of the fast speed
internet. 6 months of high speed has not been
that great to me. When I get pictures or some
one sends me a video, then it is good. One the
day to day basis, it is just ok. So the $30 difference
isn't worth it.

So in 6 months I will tell you how crappy this is
going, or how greatly it has changed out lives for
the good.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

This is a repeat from 2 years ago... it is still good...

Meanest Mother in the Whole World

In the early 1970's I use to listen to a radio station
called KUTI radio out of Yakima, Washington. The
show was called Party Line. The dj read this essay.
It has been my favorite Mother's Day story for years.
And I bring it out every so often. Hope you enjoy it as
much as I do.

The Meanest Mother in the Whole World.

I had the meanest mother in the whole world.
While other kids ate candy for breakfast, I had to have
cereal, eggs and toast. When others had cokes and candy
for lunch. I had to eat a sandwich. As you guess, my supper
was different from the other kid's too.AT LEAST I wasn't
alone in my sufferings. My 2 brothers had the same mean
mother as I did. My mother insisted upon knowing where
we were at all times. You'd think we were on a chain gang.
She had to know who our friends were at all times, and what
we were doing. She insisted if we said we'd be gone one hour
or less, we would be gone one hour or less, not one hour and
one minute.I am nearly ashamed to admit it, but she actually
struck us. Not once, but each time we did as we pleased. Can
you imagine someone actually swatting a child just because he
disobeyed? Now you can begin to see how mean she really was.T
HE WORST IS yet to come. We had to be in bed by nine each night
and up early the next morning. We couldn't sleep til noon like
our friends. So while they slept, my mother actually had the nerve
to break the child labor law. She made us work! We had to wash
dishes, make beds, learn to cook, and all sorts of cruel things. I believe
she laid awake at night thinking up mean things to do to us.She
always insisted upon our telling the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth, even if it killed us. And it nearly did.By the
time we were teenagers, she was much wiser and our life became
even more unbearable. None of this tooting the horn on a car for
us to come running. She embarrassed us no end by making our dates
and friends come to the door to get us. I forgot to mention, while my
friends were dating at the mature age of 12 or 14, my old fashioned
mother refused to let me date until the age of 15 and 18. Fifteen,
that is, if you dated only to go to the school functions, and that was
maybe twice a year.MY MOTHER WAS a complete failure as a
mother. None of us has even been arrested, divorced or beaten his
mate. Each of my brothers served his time in the service of our country.
And whom do you have to blame for the terrible way we turned out?
Your right, my mean mother.Look at the things we missed.... We never
got to march in a protest parade, not to take part in a riot, burn draft
cards and a million and one things that our friends did. She forced us to
grow up in God fearing, educated, honest adults.Using this as a
background, I am trying to raise my 8 children. I stand a little taller
and I am filled with pride when my children call me mean. Because, you
see, I thank God, He gave me the meanest mother in the whole world


Friday, May 11, 2007

Left on the Side of the Road

Where is it all taking us...
or is it, that it isn't taking us.
The gas prices.. just how
high... who is it going to

We all see the RV's running
up and down the roads. The
big motorhomes, haven't been
put on the market in masses.
But I guess if you can afford
a $100,000 motorhome, then
$75 worth of gas at a time,
is not a big deal.

For the rest of us, we give up
what, in exchange for gas rise

The one who it is going to
effect the most is the little
guy. The guy who has an
old car, that gets him to work.

For those who earn less than
$35,000... this is just the beginning
of the end and there are a LOT of families
out there with $35,000. Or less.

With $800 rent and now $200
for gas.. where will these people
go? How will they manage? How
many make just $1000 a month?
What about food, utilities, health
care, and all the rest... Just in
February of this year, we were
paying $2.09 for gas. That is a
$1 a gallon raise in 3 months.
Between the rising gas and housing,
this is insane.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I have been tagged.....

I have been tagged by Sam... so here goes my
effort... this is the deal...

7 X 7
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!"
1.Most people are surprised that I am a mother of 8 and grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 2. Which when they find out, they say I don't look like it... which always made me want to ask... how does one look? wore out?

2. In the 1970's my husband and I ran a scrap iron business, we smashed cars and took them to the shredding company in Renton, Wa. I also used the smashing machine and loaded a load to be ready for my husband to haul the next morning, twice.
We also burnt the cars in those days, so we could get the copper out of it. Big no-no now.

3. I was a dispatcher for a fire and police station during that time. I got paid $35 a month working out to be about 2 cents a hour. Even tho the pay was nothing... I still kept everything confidential.

4. I figured out that I would never be rich or well off, and decided that friends and family were enough to make me happy. And found out over the years, that it made me not only happy, but happier.

5.Since retiring I have figured out I didn't have to do everything in a day or two... that I have the rest of my life to do things.
I just do the things I hate quickly and get them out of my way.... so I can enjoy the rest.

6. In our plan to downsize our life, we have found, we haven't miss the things we thought we would.

7. We have found... the King and I, that no matter what life throws at us... that with the two of us together, we can get thru anything.

And now for my list of bloggers, for them to continue the run







Things that don't make sense

Several years ago, I had trouble with
my foot. It turn out to be a spur on the
bottom.. So they prescribed a med for me.

At the time I was employed and had health
insurance. And a co-payment prescription deal.

When I went to get the meds, I couldn't find
my card. And I don't have to use prescriptions,
so there was no recorded at the pharmacy.
So I told her to go ahead and fill it... after all
how much could it cost? $15 for the 20 pills?

Well, she brought it over and said that will be
$48!!!!!!... I told her wait a minute.. let me see if
I can find my card. I dumped all of my stuff out
of my wallet and in the shuffle of cards, where it
was. So she redid the billing. It cost me my
co-payment of $9.00.

What blew me away was the fact it showed
on the bill.. That the med cost $28 and with
the co-payment I paid $9.

So if you pay in cash, you pay $20 more,
than the insurance company is charged.
Excuse me.. but will some one explain
that one to me? I don't get it.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Troops and their Families

I was watching a show on one of the odd
channels..(not ABC,NBC, CBS or PBS).
They were talking about the Iraq war and
the troops and the effects on the families.

While there are a lot of wives out there that
are true to their husbands. And I know during
the other wars, there were a lot of Dear John
letters that went out to our service men. As
well as some of the men who were station
in the foreign lands were not exactly true
blue to their wives.

With that said, I was mildly surprised at
this show, and their concerns about how
the wives who kiss their husbands good-bye
when they leave, have the thought of "well, he
is gone, and I can do as I please." And do.

I don't know if they didn't think their husbands
were coming back or what the plan was. But the
show was concern, as this attitude had raise in
numbers quite a bit. Also the rise in spousal
abuse even if the wife is being true, when their
husbands get home.

What is different about this war? We knew about
the wives who wait even if their man was a POW
or MIA. They wait even after the war, hoping and
praying he would return. So why is this group,
giving up so soon? Is it because the husband
sign up so he could get more money for doing
service in the National Guard, or education thru
them... and the wife didn't? After all the regular
Army wives know what it entails... maybe
National Guards wives don't.

Maybe extending the service time overseas,
isn't such a great idea either. Not giving time
with the family before they have to go back,
is wearing on both sides.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Politically Incorrect

Political Incorrect...

We went to the Tri-cities to pick
up a camper from the King's bro.

Had a nice visit and left on Sunday.
The trip went well. We took the pup
with us as well. And she traveled very
well. We stopped at rest areas for her
to have a chance like us to relieve herself.
And drink some water.

We pulled into Cda on our way home,
to get gas at Costco. Even that has jumped
in price 5 cents since Friday afternoon.

But as the King is filling up, a man came
up to him and said are you aware that
you have a bulge on the inside of your tire.
The King told him no, and the he would
check it after he got away from the pumps.

Seeing it was a large one, he changed the
tire. As he pulled the old tire off to be able
to replace it, he swung it around and laid
it down on the parking lot, outside up.

That is when our jaws dropped. Our immediate
thought, was how we had been traveling at the
speed limit of 60 mph during most of the trip.

This was most definitely a God thing. We always
ask for travel prayers before we leave home. And
as you can see, they were answered.

This might not be political correct, but frankly
I don't care. He has watched over me for 67 years.
And he did this weekend, as you can see from the picture.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Here ye, Here ye, Good Reading.

Or is it, Hear ye, Hear ye, Good Reading..

I have a friend who is a retired
high school teacher. She does a
sideline of writing articles for different
magazines and papers. And she
writes daily blog.

She also writes books. Funny books.
About her life as a kid, which gives
you stories about the locals here in
Bonner County. Mostly Sandpoint.
The days of 4H, or just being a kid in
the 1950's growing up in a small town,
and getting into mischief. One of the
books is called "Pocket Girdles" and the
other I believe is "Potato(e with a slash
thru it)land". Now she has gone and wrote
a book about her teaching years. So
for those of you who like funny stories...
or like stories of a teacher and her
students... it is a great buy.
Called Lessons with Love.

For those who are interested in
buying the book, here is what Marianne
says on her blog...

First, a commercial: My third book
"LESSONS WITH LOVE" arrives in
Sandpoint, Wednesday, May 2. To
order the book, visit
Or, tell your favorite bookstore about it and
that it will soon be available through Baker
and Taylor Distributors.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I have been tagged...

I have been tagged... for The Thinking Blogger award..
By Dogwalking Musing. Which is quite an honor as I don't
think of being a blog that makes people think. It was a

Now my duty is to tell you where to read about this award
and to give you 5 blogs that I think should get it.

for local I pick
1. ... because she brings out the local old and new.

for world wide, I pick
Because I have never laughed so hard, as I do when I read hers.

I pick this one because he does have me think and also reminds me
to pick 3 things each day that are beautiful.

I pick this one because he makes me think, the best information on
music... makes me laugh... that is a great combo

And I pick this one as it reminds me of my days
with my kids. And always makes me smile, as in
his best of ways to keep it all together, he is a great Dad.

I would have tagged back Dogwalking Musing, but didn't
know if that is legal or not. As her blog is so great with
common sense, and also finding the things we skip
over. She brings out truth, in down to earth blogging.

The Thinking Blogger Award is where to get the information
of this wonderful idea to honor different blogs that make
you think and make a better day for you.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I probably won't post for a day or two...
I am not doing as well, as I thought I
would. I just can't quite get it together.
So I am going to take a couple day
break. Go work out in the yard. Soil
is good for the soul.
Enjoy the day... remember to
Live well, Love much, and Laugh Often