05 December 2010

Famous clichés!

I had such a good laugh with this You Tube video that someone posted on Facebook.  Thanks Nel!  They are so accurate.  The first time I visited France I looked everywhere to find Frenchmen wearing striped shirts with berets hugging and armpit baguette.....What I saw and heard was quite different.   Enjoy!

03 December 2010

My 2 feet of snow!

This is what 2 feet of snow looks like:

Have a good weekend everyone!  I've had problems with my blog in the last 3 weeks.  I can finally go and visit you nice people that have left comments.  Yahoo.....!

01 December 2010

Someone has to pay for the wedding!

UK credit worsens:

I'm loving it!

13 November 2010

Sparkling Cranberry Rose

Today I've joined Beverly at Pink Saturday. If pink is your thing click here!

Here is a great recipe for entertaining.  It looks and tastes great!

  • 8 to 10 sugar cubes
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 750-milliliter bottle sparkling rosé wine, champagne, or sparkling white grape juice
  • Fresh cranberries (optional)
1. Place one sugar cube in the bottom of 8 to 10 chilled champagne flutes or other tall, narrow glasses. Pour 2 tablespoons cranberry juice into each glass.
2. Fill each glass with sparkling rose wine or champagne. 

If desired, place a wooden skewer of fresh cranberries in each glass.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

            Happy Pink S aturday !

05 November 2010

girlfriends, the key to a long life?

Can having girlfriends cause us to live longer?

I was reading an old issue of Oprah magazine, (which, by the way, is very substantive reading), and caught an article about womens' friendships and how important they are to us gals.
Apparently, women value their friendships much more than men do. They take them more seriously, sincerely care about what's going on in the lives of their women friends and feel a genuine need for regular sisterly togetherness.
 The article said women who have viable friendships throughout their lives, in particular as they grow older, tend to live longer and suffer from less illness than women who don't have many confidants. Having friends you see regularly helps to reduce stress, improve the immune system and offers a support system that can rival the ear of even the most qualified psychiatrist. Seems women have figured it out, or maybe it's just something hardwired in us from the beginning of time. Women need the company of women just because.

I can speak from my own experiences. At this point in my life I have a handful of friends I know I can count on. They bring me incredible joy and their place in my life is immeasurable. Because I'm a very open and frank person, I find it incredibly satisfying to be able to tell my friends what's on my mind, no matter what. They are like my therapists. They also make me laugh, help me through tough times and celebrate the happy times and being with them just makes me feel healthier.
 When I was younger and while I was raising my kids, I didn't have near the friends I have now. Of course my children were my main focus, and even then I still managed to have two regular friends, both with the name Cindy. Only one Cindy has remained. I've since lost contact with the other, having moved to a new town. Now that my kids are almost grown and my husband works at home, I have more time to foster my friendships. I can tell you these women are very important elements in my life. I have a Girlfriend Friday group which consists of about 8 women who have known me since the early grades of grammar school. We meet once a month and make it a point to never miss a Friday. We look forward to a meal together and a night of sitting around the table just talking and catching up on each others' lives. The laughter is infectious on these Friday nites. My other group of friends are the women I met on the internet about 6 years ago through a Delphi forum. These women all share my interests in doll making and crafting/sewing. We have gathered together many times for crafting getaways where we all sit at a table with our sewing machines, laugh, sip on cocktails and share our stories and lives with each other. We also hit the antique shops and flea markets to seek out our favorite vintage treasures. The projects we work on are just something to keep our hands busy while we enjoy our time together. The laughter alone from any of these groups probably adds a week to my life each time I see them. When I'm with them, I feel better. My whole soul just sings when I'm with my girlfriends. Nothing beats the sisterhood of women.
 Just over the last 6 years or so girlfriends have really become an integral part of my life. My friends are simply fabulous. There are things I can divulge to them I could never tell my husband. Their time spent with me is something I treasure. I want these women to grow old with me....to be there all through the coming years. I hope we'll all be around for a long time because between us all there is enough laughter to keep us going for a long time--and hopefully healthy for the next 30 years.

So, let me ask you...have you hugged your girlfriend today?

I've also joined: HOP ALONG FRIDAY 
Smart and Trendy Moms

03 November 2010

Delicious Chocolate math GAME !


Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie
anyway-but the Hershey Man will know! 

This is pretty neat math GAME!

It takes less than a minute . 
Work this out as you read .
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun. 

 1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that
you would like to have chocolate (more than once but
less than 10) 

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold) 
3. Add 5 

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator ....
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760 .. 
If you haven't, add 1759..

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
(Its difficult to do math while looking at chocolate, I know,
we are almost finished)

You should have a three digit number:
The first digit of this was your original number 
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week). 

The next two numbers are  (ta da):

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!) 

Now, time to reward yourself with your favorite chocolate treat!
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01 November 2010

True Love!

 Click on the pink title below "The Orangutan and the Hound.  You will not be disappointed! True love comes in many shapes and sizes. This one is really incredible.
True Love Pictures, Images and Photos

Orangutan and the Hound