Sunday, May 29, 2011

Comment/update on Electronic Cigarette Smoking

Well it's been 1 day shy of a full 2 weeks Mr. L. has been smoking this and I have to say I feel much better. As for Mr. L. he just has nothing but *RAVE* reviews for this thing. He isn't hacking in the mornings when he gets up anymore. He still smokes about the same as he did before. (remember this is "NOT" a stop smoking devise) He isn't getting all the tar and junk from a regular cig. like he was. He has no yellow fingers anymore. He realized what he was addicted to most was the tar and other additives they had in the cigs. This he says has a much smother taste. Of course you can order many flavors of juice(ejuice). That is what you put into the cartridge. He likes the Cola, Strawberry and Cotton Candy flavors best.
All that the people around him see when he smokes is a water vapor come out from the cig. Not really much of that in actuality. But it is there. It is coming from the juice when it is heated up from the battery when the person inhales then exhales just like they would normally on a cig. If you are close enough to the person you will get the smell of the flavor but it doesn't bother you. Mr. L. has blown the vapor right in my face to see if it would make me cough or anything and it did nothing. I was amazed. The dogs lick the air at it when they are close enough to him.
Granted this is not for everyone, but as for Mr. L. he says he will never go back to a regular cig. again. The house smells much better. When I put flowers out their smell lasts much longer and aren't drowned out by cig. smoke.
This is something I have grown to like a lot.
If you are thinking about buying one of these--do your research. That's what we did. We spent over 3hrs. on the internet and youtube looking at all the things people had to say about the electronic cigs. That's how we ended up with the one we did. We are glad we did. After getting the one we got, we have heard from others around town that bought other brands and how unhappy they were with theirs.
Mr. L. even has guys at his shop buying this brand since it is cheaper a month than cigs. and healthier  (if I can say that--) at least for the people around you. They don't have to smell or breathe the 2nd hand smoke anymore.
This site that sells this brand is even on facebook and each month they put up a different coupon so you can save on something. That's a deal in its self. This month we saved on the juice- the coupon was bogo. So instead of $9.99 a bottle we got 2 for that price. So we really stocked up. Next month they will be having a coupon for the 510 PCC.  
Well this was just to give you an update on how Mr. L. was doing and how he liked his new Electronic Cig.

Everyone have a safe and Happy Holiday weekend.....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

An the *WINNER* is

The winner for this necklace is ***GOD'S CHILD***...
I hope you enjoy wearing this. I want to thank everyone who entered this giveaway. I will plan on having another later this summer. Thank you to everyone who started following me because of this giveaway.

God Bless,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

" hurts"

This is A TRUE STORY.....
My name is Chris,
I am three,
My eyes are swollen..
I cannot see..

I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made,
My daddy so mad?

I wish I were better,
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my Mommy,
Would still want to hug me.

I can't do anything right,
I can't speak at all,
Or else I'm locked up,
All day long.

When I'm awake,
I'm all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren't home.

When my Mom does come home,
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll just get,
One whipping tonight.

I just heard a car,
My daddy is back,

From Charlie's bar.

I hear him curse,
My name is called,
I press myself,
Against the wall.

I try to hide,

From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now,
I'm starting to cry.

He finds me weeping,
Calls me ugly words,
He says its my fault,
He suffers at work.

He slaps and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free,
And run to the door.

He's already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me,
Against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor,
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues,
With more bad words spoken.

'I'm sorry!', I scream,
But it's now much to late,
His face has been twisted,
Into a unimaginable shape

The hurt and the pain,
Again and again,
O please God, have mercy!
O please let it end!

And he finally stops,
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless,
Sprawled on the floor.

My name is Chris,
I am three,
Tonight my daddy,
Murdered me.

And you can help,
Sickens me to the soul,
If you read this,
And don't pass it on.

I pray for your forgiveness,
You would have to be,
One heartless person,
Not to be affected,
By this Poem.

And because you ARE affected,
Do something about it!
So all I ask you to do,
Is pass this on!

At least 5 children each day from around the world die from child abuse!!!!

We have been asked to forward this on - child abuse is so horrific but it's around more than we know - so let's keep this going so we can make others aware of it.

***I for one know first hand of child abuse- I was sexually abused by members (yes members) of my family for around 10yrs. and told no one. I kept that secret for years up into my adulthood. With the Lord's help I am able to be a healthy adult and not let what happened to me hinder my daily life. But some are not so fortunate.***

God Bless and let's get this posted to as many blogs as we can to let others 
be aware of Child Abuse. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Protection for your outdoors Umbrella and Glass Table

I don't know about you but my umbrella keeps blowing in the wind when it is open, and when it does it bangs against my glass table something horrible. 
Well I remembered we had some of that insulation tubing left over from where we put it on our water lines a year ago. It was black but it is just the right size to fit down the hole in the center of the table and the center of the footing if you have a hole there and put some into the bottom where the umbrella goes into, to also stabilize it better.  Here are some pics of how ours turned out. I haven't cut the top yet but you get the idea.

                     This is the top where I haven't cut off yet..
                                       This is under neath the table.
 And of course down into the hole in the foot area. And into the white base. Yes that is my yellow foot.
As you see it fits so snug there is no need for tape or zip ties of any sort. We just gently pushed it down from the top.

What a way to relax after spending all day mowing the lawn, planting some flowers, getting my tomato plant in (it's a BIG one so that's all I'll need) and getting the wood sorted and in containers. 
We plan to have a nice fire in the fire pit tonight also. Like to relax outside but with all the rain we've been having we hadn't been able to. 
Next we have to approach the deck and get it closed in a bit so the dogs will stay on it and not need to be tied out when we are out. Need 2 doors on each end and to block out so they don't jump out between the boards. So far only the Bichon does the jumping out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Logan

Yesterday was my grandsons 5th birthday. He wasn't to happy about turning 5. He likes being the baby but realizes that turning 5 means he gets to go to school. So he is torn.  But he enjoyed the day since he liked getting presents along with cake and ice cream although he preferred his cake just fine without any ice cream.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Granddaughter's D.A.R.E. Graduation

 My granddaughter Payton on the left with one of her best friends after the graduation eating cake.
 Payton setting down 2nd from her teacher (the guy) she is teacher's pet. And I think she has her first teacher's crush. She's in 5th grade. Isn't that about when we all started getting crushes on our teachers?
 There was a total of 150 kids graduating from D.A.R.E. and this is a pic from both sides
 of the gym of all the kids in the 5th grade in the D.A. R. E. program this year.
These are the 2 officers that taught the program and the school principal.

Dairy Doo

I was coming back from my granddaughters D.A. R. E. event the other day when I noticed a sign I had not noticed before. I have driven this way many times before but how I had missed this I will never know. How could one miss a sign that has the word Dairy Doo  on it I will never know. This farm has man, many dairy cows and even gives tours certain times of the year. The smell is very over whelming in 2 particular areas of this town. I try to hold me nose when I pass. If you know what I mean. When you're a city girl the country just doesn't smell that well.
But I wanted to share this sign with you-thought you might get a kick out of it like I did.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Palindrome

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward

Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite..  This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant.   Make sure you read as well as listen...forward and backward.  This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old.   The contest was titled "u @ 50" by  AARP. This video won second place.. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.  So simple and yet so brilliant.
Take a minute and watch it.

Survival & Emergency kit should look like this.

Your kit should contain these things:

Water bottle or bottles, at least 32oz capacity, a survival *swiss army* knife, a whistle, some sort of a mini flashlight (make sure your battery will work for this)  and a first aid kit (band aids- alcohol prep pads) tucked away in a zippered pouch. Don't forget a rain poncho. Just a cheap one will do to help keep you dry. Get a few of them just in case you have a few passengers with you. Then you can find the Mylar Emergency Blankets at just about any Dollar Store now days. Get a few of them just in case you travel with a few people in your vehicle often. 
Don't forget that all important compass, so you know what direction you need to go in.
Even a Dollar Store set of binoculars will help you out with having to take all those extra steps in the wrong direction. Or to help find water or shelter, so you don't have to walk so far. 
You can put all this together for around $10-$15 or even less. It's worth it to just tuck away in your vehicle and be safe in case you may ever need it. 


1) Water bottle or bottles- at least 32oz capacity
2) survival *swiss army* knife
4) mini flashlight-plus batteries
5) first aid kit (band aids- alcohol prep pads)
6) rain pouch
7) Mylar emergency blankets
8) compass
9) binoculars