Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowed In and Nowhere to Go!

It snowed last night and today I've been doing a whole lot of 'nuttin'. I did file alot of papers I've been stacking up since August. That took about an hour. Making bean soup for supper! However, don't have stuff to make cornbread...drats....guess I'll have to eat it with crackers...won't be as good, but oh well,,that's life!

Grammy's come on tomorrow night. Hope Taylor Swift don't win everything. Need to be working on my taxes, but don't want to. Need to be working on stuff I brought home from work. Makes me sick to even think about it. Been on the computer for awhile now. Stiff, got to get up and do something.

Hope everyone else's day has been more productive than mine.

See ya...............

Friday, January 29, 2010

Great use for Cereal bags

I read an interesting tip from a reader in the Jan. issue of All You Magazine.

She said she puts meat in a cereal bag before placing in the freezer. It is great to prevent freezer burn. Neat idea!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jan. 29-An apple a day

The best victory is to conquer self.

True but hard to do!

Jan. 28- An apple a day

Will power is the ability to eat just one salted peanut!

Do you have it?????????

Jan. 27- An apple a day

*****To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know for I've done it a thousand times...******

Not me, someone else said this. I've never smoked, just so you know.

Jan. 26-An apple a day

**Will power - Won't power - Supreme Power!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wisdom from "The Word"

...If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all enerously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him (James 1:5)

Jan. 25- An apple a day

Seconds count especially when dieting.........

Jan.. 24- An apple a day

***A friend is one who knows all about you AND still likes you.***

I am very blessed to have many good friends......

Jan. 23-An apple a day

***Overweight is often just desserts.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Opportunity to Give a Day, Get a Disney Day!

Give A Day, Get A Disney Day!
By Diana Watson
Disney is offering a free visit to any of their theme parks. They are promoting volunteerism… asking for more people to give of themselves.

In return, you get a voucher to get you into one of the parks at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. You have to sign up for the program and select a volunteer opportunity. Then… you must show proof to get the voucher. Children over the age of 6 can take part.

There are some details about the program you’ll want to read for yourself. Click the link to www.Give A

Tags: give a day, disney, theme parks, volunteers

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jan. 19-An apple a day

***Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Jan. 18-An apple a day

***No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

Jan. 17-An apple a day

***A good man does not hesitate to own he has been in the wrong. He takes comfort in knowing he is wiser today than he was yesterday.......

Friday, January 15, 2010

Extreme Couponing Class

I just attended a class on "extreme couponing" at Anderson Mill Baptist Church and it was awsome! The owner Jenny Martin, of website was the speaker. That lady has it all together. I would call her the queen of couponing. I will share some of what I learned tonight as soon as I organize my notes.

Jan.16-An apple a day

An admission of error is a sign of strength rather than a confession of weakness.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold

Jan. 15-An apple a day

***That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.***

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Goodwill On-Line!
By Diana Watson @ Fox Carolina News
I always love to hear about new ways to save money. Today, one of my co-workers at Fox Carolina told me about a website I’d never visited before. It’s a good one! It’s If you like Goodwill and you like Ebay… you’ll love this site!

When you click on, you’ll go to the home page with a list of auction categories. There are antiques and art, sports items and clothes, toys and collectibles. You can bid on items, like you do on Ebay… but the prices are really reasonable. All of the proceeds go to Goodwill, so that’s great too!

Jan. 14-An apple a day

Some men have their first dollar. The man who is really rich is one who still has his first friend.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Finding Time for You
Your Most Vital Commitment
Within each of there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or "you time." Most of us are, at different times throughout the day, a spouse, a friend, a relative, an employee, a parent, or a volunteer, which means that down time, however relaxing in nature, is not necessarily "you time." Though some people will inevitably look upon "you time" as being selfish, it is actually the polar opposite of selfishness. We can only excel where our outer world affairs are concerned when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled.

Recognizing the importance of "you time" is far easier than finding a place for it in an active, multifaceted lifestyle, however. Even if you find a spot for it in your agenda, you may be dismayed to discover that your thoughts continuously stray into worldly territory. To make the most of "you time," give yourself enough time on either side of the block of time you plan to spend on yourself to ensure that you do not feel rushed. Consider how you would like to pass the time, forgetting for the moment your obligations and embracing the notion of renewal. You may discover that you are energized by creative pursuits, guided meditation, relaxing activities during which your mind can wander, or modes of expression such as writing.

Even if you have achieved a functioning work-life balance, you may still be neglecting the most important part of that equation: you. "You time" prepares you for the next round of daily life, whether you are poised to immerse yourself in a professional project or chores around the home. It also affords you a unique opportunity to learn about yourself, your needs, and your tolerances in a concrete way. As unimportant as "you time" can sometimes seem, it truly is crucial to your wellbeing because it ensures that you are never left without the energy to give of yourself.


Jan. 13-An apple a day

Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it!

Boy, this is stepping on my toes! Got to do better myself on this one....

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Monday, January 11, 2010

What will we do without Simon?

BREAKING NEWS: Simon Cowell says that this will be his last season on "American Idol." Tweeted about 6 hours ago

Who do you think would make a good replacement..????????????ummm

Jan. 12-An apple a day

The real purpose of our existence is not to make a living, but to make a life--a worthy, well-rounded, useful life.

yea, wouldn't this be nice...........if it were possible

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jan. 11-An apple a day

The more difficult the obstacle, the stronger one becomes after hurdling it.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Jan. 10-An apple a day

Life is a voyage in which we choose neither vessel nor weather, but much can be done in the management of the sails and the guidance of the helm.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold

Jan. 9-An apple a day

The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let him lose everything but enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Jan.8-An apple a day

To do the right thing for the wrong reason is the greatest treason.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jan. 7-An apple a day

The past cannot be changed; but the future is still in your power!
Forget about yesterday and begin again. It's a new day........

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jan. 6-An apple a day

Plan your work --- work your plan.

Brilliant yes?

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jan. 5- An apple a day

Resolve to be better for the echo of it.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Jan. 4 - An apple a day

If you never stick your neck out, you'll never get your head above the crowd.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jan. 3, 2010-An apple a day

Dare to be wise; begin! He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Catch up! Read postings back to Jan. 1, 2010. Thanks

Your Last Breath

Food for thought: from a great

Your Last Breath
Redefining Your Priorities
Procrastination is an almost universal human habit and one that infiltrates nearly every aspect of our lives. Modern existence is so complex, and much of what we long to do is left to wait by the side. We know what is important but tend to let the weight of worldly pressures lead us astray. To get back on track, however, we need only take a moment to consider where our thoughts will be as we take our last breath on this earth. More likely than not, at that instant, disagreements, bills, petty annoyances, and other frustrating elements of our lives will no longer seem as significant as they once did. Thoughts of loved ones and the positive impact we had on the world would no doubt occupy our remaining thoughts. Whatever we imagine ourselves musing upon during our last breath will almost always be representative of what truly matters to us.

This simple exercise introduces us to a new way of thinking. While our attention is drawn momentarily to the end of life, our contemplations serve to point out that we are masters of our own perspective and, consequently, our own existence. There is nothing preventing us from shifting our focus right now as we imagine we will in our final moments. We can choose to spend more of our time and energy on what gives our lives meaning. We can spend more time with loved ones and do more of what we enjoy. Doing so may not always prove easy, and there will inevitably be times when circumstances interfere with our resolution, yet we do not have to regard this as an indication that our priorities are not in alignment with who we really are.

Sometimes the only way we can see the beauty of life is to remind ourselves that it is finite. Gandhi said, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow." His words are a potent reminder that living life more fully is not about pushing ourselves harder or shouldering more burdens, but about experiencing all the wonderful richness life has to offer.

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Jan. 2, 2010-An apple a day

***It is when the holiday is over that we begin to enjoy it.
Author:Jo Petty
Book: An Apple a Day; Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Jan. 1, 2010-An apple a day

***Each new day is an opportunity to start all over cleanse our minds and hearts anew and to clarify our vision. And let us not clutter up today with the leavings of other days.
Author: Jo Petty
Book: An Apple A Day: Treasured selections from Apples of Gold.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Apples of Gold in 2010

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver..
Proverbs 25:11

During the Christmas holidays, I found a book called An Apple a Day; Treasured Selections from Apples of Gold in a Salvation Army store.

It is inscribed "Presented to my Dearest Connie", July 14, 1989,
"With all my love"

This little book was obviously given in LOVE. It has 365 days of "thoughts" or "apples of gold" that offers a little extra zest and inspiration to start or end your day with.

I thought it would be nice to "pay it forward" and share each of these 365 apples of gold daily with each of you. I hope you will enjoy them!

Jan. 1 apple of gold will follow this post.

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2010: A NEW YEAR!

Well, here we are in a brand new year, 2010. I'm full of anticipation, wonder and hesitancy all at the same time asking, "Where will this year take us?" Who will be born, who will die, who will find Jesus, who will find out they have cancer? All of these things will happen in most of our families. There will be joyful days, sad days, energetic days, lazy days, sunny days and gloomy days. Life changes so fast, it's so short, it's so unpredictable and it's so precious. The only thing we can be sure of is that circumstances are going to change. How will each of us deal with it? We won't know until we face each circumstance.

Make God your focus this year. Pray for the world, for sinners, for friends, family, for yourself. Stay in his word. Use HIS shoulder to cry on, treat HIM like your Daddy, for HE is your Father, run to JESUS, and find refuge in the BEST FRIEND you will ever have.

I hope each of you has a year that is filled with love and blessings.