Saturday, May 29, 2010

A household tip

I cover the bottom of my trash can with newspaper to soak up any leaks and odors!

An apple a day

Some people can see at a glance what others cannot see
with searchlights and telescopes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman died today at 42

I remember watching "Different Strokes" in the 1980's and thinking how adorable this
little guy was.  Loved it when he said "Whatchoo talkin bout, Willis?"

RIP Gary Coleman
         "Hear my prayer, Lord, and listen to my cry for help;
          do not be silent at my tears."  (Psalm 39:12)

My journaling of this psalm. 

My belief is that God always sees my tears and knows when I need help.  He will
never forsake me.  He's always there. He's there for you too.  Just reach out....he will
reach back.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Just want to wish all of my reader's a Happy Memorial Day on Monday.  I hope all of you have a long

weekend off!  Have you got some great plans this weekend?  I would love to hear some of your

traditions for Memorial Day.  Leave me a comment about how your family celebrates this first

"official" launch of the summer season.  My family usually goes to the legendary Beacon drive-in for

some barbeque!  I love the Beacon and alot of people who come to SC like to visit it. 

Anyway.....relax and enjoy the weekend.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.....come again.

An apple a day

The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Charleston, SC pic: Horsing Around

Charleston, SC: Waterfront Park

Charleston, SC pic: One Lonely Bird

Charleston, SC pic:Colorful Beach Houses

A Charleston Flower Garden: photo taken on a recent trip to Charleston

Apple-Raisin Oven Pancake

1 apple, cored, peeled and sliced            
1/3 cup raisins                                          
2 T. brown sugar, packed                        
1/2 t. cinnamon                                        
4 eggs
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 T. butter, melted
Garnish:  powdered sugar (optional)

Toss together apple slices, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon; spoon into a
greased 9" pie plate.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove from oven; set aside.
Whisk together 4 eggs, milk, flour and butter; pour over apple mixture.  Increase oven temp to 450
degrees; bake until golden, about 15 minutes.  Pancake will puff up and will fall slightly when
removed from the oven.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar; slice into wedges.  Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings.

Enjoy breakfast outdoors on a deck, patio or screened porch!  Pull out the picnic table or
spread out a quilt and enjoy the cool morning air....listen to the birds sing!

Hope you try this delicious pancake.  Freshly squeezed orange juice would be great with this... 

An apple a day

To every man there opens a high way and a low and every man decides the way that
he shall go.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

An apple a day

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out--it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exciting News

Exciting News

American Idol: May 19, 2010 Results Show - Casey James Doesn't Make it to the Finale - Associated Content -

American Idol: May 19, 2010 Results Show - Casey James Doesn't Make it to the Finale - Associated Content -

Easy Crabmeat Sandwiches

1 lb cheese (sharp or mild; your choice)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 egg yolks, beaten
6-oz can crab meat
8 hamburger buns or bread of your choice

Melt cheese and butter in top of double boiler.
Add Worcestershire sauce, egg yolks, and flaked
crab meat.  Mix thoroughly and spread on halves of
buns. Broil until bubbly

Yield: 16 servings

How to Replace an Old or Malfunctioning Toilet, Page 2 of 2 - Associated Content -

How to Replace an Old or Malfunctioning Toilet, Page 2 of 2 - Associated Content -

An apple a day

"Children need models more than need critics"

Monday, May 17, 2010

An apple a day

Any housewife, no matter how large her family,
can always get some time to be alone by doing the dishes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Five seagulls are sitting on a dock.  One of them decides to fly away.  How many seagulls are left?

"Well...four, right?" 

"No, there are still five.  Deciding to fly away and actually flying away are two very different things."

There is absolutely no power in intention.                                

The seagull may intend to fly away, may decide to do so, may talk with the other seagulls about how wonderfull it is to fly, but until the seagull flaps his wings and takes to the air, he is still on the dock. 
There is no difference between that gull and all the others.

Likewise, there is no difference in the person who intends to do things and the one who never thinks about it in the first place. 

Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from us...

This message comes from a book I've read by Andy Andrews called "The Noticer."
Andy Andrews is a well known motivational speaker and author.  This book made me very emotional and it spoke volumes to me.

If I can only harness these valuable lessons and apply them in my life, I could be a much better person.
I'm trying...

I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs a different perspective in their life.

:) photo credit - Alvesgaspar

Wikimedia:GNU license
Sam Yetter : Welcome to my website.

Please read this story about a local 4 yr old little boy, Sam Yetter who has a rare disorder called
Phelan Mcdermid syndrome. Sam's story will touch your heart. It has Sam's history with the disorder and photos of the family as well as Sam with his service dog.

An apple a day

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out---it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

An apple a day

A partnership with God is motherhood.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Top 10 Summer Movie Reviews: Coming Soon to a Theater Near You! - Associated Content -

An apple a day

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Warning Signs:

  • Sudden numbness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
If you notice one or more of these signs, don't wait!  Call 9-1-1 and get to the hospital right away!

Websites for more information on stroke:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Spirit of Truth Extraordinary Women

Click to read this week's devotional from EW!

Chatroullete: An Internet Craze that is Dangerous for Children! - Associated Content -

Chatroullete: An Internet Craze that is Dangerous for Children! - Associated Content -

An apple a day

You can never tell about a woman, and if you can, you shouldn't.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

To prevent stroke:

  • Know your blood pressure and keep it under control
  • Watch your weight
  • Don't smoke
  • Exercise 2 1/2 hours each week---such as a brisk 30-minute walk five days a week.
  • Cut your sodium and fat intake
  • Keep your cholesterol at a healthy level
Tip: Snacking on 3 oz. of nuts daily increases artery clearing HDL (good) cholesterol levels by 11%, enough to cut heart attack risk by 25% or more, say UCLA researchers.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

An apple a day

He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Arrived in Charleston around 2pm.  The sun is out and it is warm, but the hotel pool is not open!  Savannah and I are very disappointed.  There is not even an indoor pool.  This sucks.  The wind is blowing to beat the band.  I definitely do not want to live in Charleston. 

We had supper at Hyman's Seafood which is highly overrated in my opinion.  The price is outrageous and we had to pay $10 just to park!  This trip is not starting out like I planned.  Nowhere to go from here but up...............

until later
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today...

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today...