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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty.........

I borrowed these pictures from Granny J

Now can you image this!!!!!!

Apparently this took place in Northern Arizona.

where you can grow a garden if you dare.......

Here are some interesting Mountain Lion facts:

Cougars live for approximately 8 - 10 years in the wild.

Mountain Lions live solitary lives. A mother mountain lion and it's kittens live together until the kitten is old enough to survive on its own.

Female Mountain lions breed for their first time between 1.5 and 3

Kittens have it rough....only 1 in 6 survive

and the most important......You have a better chance of being struck by lightening than dying because of a mountain lion attack.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The bell

I went to the grocery store a few days ago and had to return an item. The man before me finished his transaction and reached up and rang the bell.....

Next to the bell was a little sign that said "If you received great service ring the bell". When I had completed my transaction I thought......okay, I guess I can ring the bell....the little worker said "Oh, I love that bell". As I continued to shop and was getting a quart of milk there was another little ding....and several excited workers in the meat counter were proclaiming that Richard got his first ding! When I arrived at the check out counter there were two very friendly workers that hurried to take care of me and yes......another bell waiting for my ding. I don't know about you but I found this to be very interesting, so I ask you...........what do you think about these little bells?

Friday, March 19, 2010


Well, I am back up and running with my new Dell computer but want to share a little pro and con info.

First off the new Dell did not come with a email be truthful I was shocked about this but fortunately my computer guy set me up with windows live.....would not have known what to do on my own.........Think it has something to do with the fight against Microsoft.

Most of my programs that I use guess what???? The new Windows7 does not read them so had to purchase several new ones....the good news, they are much nicer...the bad news....expensive and my files that were saved with these programs are basically no good.

I have learned a lot about new products like store and go (really cool little lighter looking thing that saves files and fits in your pocket). And I love the new external hard drive that is the size of a wallet and saves everything. This little experience has encouraged me to do two things......keep all program disks in one place and be more diligent to save, save, and save.

Here is a little story for a side note...... A while back while I was waiting for my grandaughter's school bus while sitting in my daughters drive way I noticed this little hummingbird. He would leave and then come back to this little dead pine tree that is in their yard. Back and forth and back and forth so I got curious and went over to the tree and there was the beginnings of a little tiny nest! My son-in-law was planning on tearing that tree down but left it and here is the results
These two babies are ready to fly the coup...........................................

Monday, March 15, 2010


In the early 1920's this town filled with film makers after discovering the warm year around weather conductive for film making and by 1923, Hollywood, Ca. was not just a city but an industry, a lifestyle and increasingly, an aspiration, that inspired the first Hollywoodland sign to be erected.

Hollywood...the city of dreams and extravagant lifestyle.

Everyone has seen the movies and read the books about the hoards of young people that poured into this city with dreams of becoming a star and of course some did make it big but there were many who did not. One such lady

Peg Entwistle, a New York stage actress set her sights on the silver screen. She packed her bags and moved to Hollywood. After a long hot summer in 1932 of waiting by the phone hoping for her big chance, she hiked up the canyon hill to the Hollywood sign, her one-time beacon of hope but now a symbol of failure and rejection. She climbed 50 feet up a workman's ladder to the top the "H" and plunged to her death.....she was dubbed by the tabloids as "The Hollywood Sign Girl".
During the 1960"s, Hollywood suffered through a mass exodus of residents to the suburban San Fernando Valley and just as distressing was the flight of film power centers. By 1970, Paramount was the only studio left in town. After time, the Hollywood sign became an eyesore ready to collapse when in the late 1970's the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce made the decision to rebuild it with a price tag of a quarter million dollars. Many of the showbiz's biggest names donated to this cause like, Fleetwood Mack, Hugh Hefner, Gene Autry and Andy Williams to name a few.

194 tons of concrete, enamel and steel later, the Sign was re-born, posed and polished for a new millennium and enjoyed by millions even today................

For more information about the history of the sign go here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Passing it on..............

I recently bought a Redbook magazine and saw this.......

I kindly pass it on..........................................

Friday, March 5, 2010

Shame on me

I recently received a email encouraging me to not accept the new $1 coin because it does not say "In God we Trust" and I passed it on without checking it out on "Snopes" I thought I would share the following information......

The new coin is not really a new coin but rather part of a series of Presidential coins that started in 1999 and the Presidential $1 coin act 2005 allowed "In God we Trust" to be printed on the edge of the coin

for larger more dramatic artwork.
Note to self: ALWAYS check it out before sending it on

Monday, March 1, 2010


I am sharing my recent experience as a warning/reminder to you all. Last week my computer crashed.............
Yes, I had the important things backed up like our business files and I was very fortunate that a computer man was able to retrieve all my favorites (like all my blogs). But I had gotten very lax in backing up things like my recipes on my cookbook program, writing down my password for my Rhapsody membership, backing up my more recent work on my genealogy program and etc. You will also lose all your email addresses guaranteed. I am using a loaner computer right now until my new one arrives and fortunately I do have a computer guy that is terrific that will help me re-install my programs and get set back up with my new one. I am buying a Dell and it is coming with a free year service of back-up. If it looks like something that is good I think I just might continue it to avoid this scenario again. It is just so easy to become lax about backing things up and then puff...........all gone.

Update: After some research I will not use the back up service offered but will instead buy an external hard drive for around $100.00 (close to the yearly fee) and keep it all here with me.