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Worth a tear

Thursday, December 02, 2010
Never been a lover of television, nor you tube. But this? It's definitely worth the tears that will well up in your eyes. Let me know what you think?

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The mayonnaise jar

Wednesday, December 01, 2010
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy
class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up
a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded
to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open
areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students

again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box
of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded
with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life
would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job,
your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that

are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean
the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first---
the things that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired
what the Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said,
'I'm glad you asked.'

The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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Prayer for the season

Monday, November 29, 2010

     Merry Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas when all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away,

The reason for Christmas, no one could say.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
I have posted these before but on another blog that isn't around any longer.. Even if it were these are definitely worth a second go round. Art and what people think of always amazes me!  These are all made out of pencils and nothing else! Wow!!!

 Are these amazing or what? Let me hear what you think?
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It's apple picking time

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Want to play a game?
You will need to put your cursor over the bucket and move it to catch the apples. It's quite a bit harder than it looks!
Can you get 50% in the pail?

Let's go, it's Apple picking time!
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My favorite new homepage

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Since I started using the computer I have always used Firefox and made iGoogle my homepage. I loved it and I was faithful to it. 
Then I read a piece on my very favorite website of all time make use of.
It was in an article entitled "MyFav.es: Create Minimalist Start Page With Favorite Website Icons " which can be found here
I always trust anything written by this great group of people. I have been turned onto many sites that I never would have found on my own. It was about the same time the article above came out that I was getting tired of iGoogle as my home page. I was looking for something different.
I have written a post on a firefox add on that I swore by called morning coffee. I realized it was something similar to morning coffee that I was looking for in a start page.
I found it in MyFavs. 
When it first came out one could have 4 "links" on their homepage such as this.
 With the background choice of "Lights On"
or "Lights Out."

I tried it and loved it for its simplicity.
Now they have come out with more options (sites) to choose from and the ability to make your own site button to use.
I have now added several sites. I know it was meant for simplicity, but for me THIS is simplicity. 
I am hooked on it.
The ability to add your own sites has made it perfect for what I want in a start page. They now also offer several backgrounds, different ways of having your buttons on your page. You can choose colors for the buttons you are making with your favorite sites.
The 2 pictures below are from my homepage. I switch the background every couple of days just for variety.

On my top row I have the usual sites except I made the star link to make use of  the site I am writing about.
The next row is Stumbleupon, Picasso web albums and the next two are to Gamehouse and Bigfish games. I check these sites on a daily basis, as they offer a new game everyday and I will admit, I have several.
The orange O is for the "Orange County Register" the newspaper from southern Ca. that I grew up on and still read on a daily basis even today.
The next row is my most used. They belong to my blogs at blogger. Without navigation bars on most templates these days, it's a hassle to write, edit and check your posts.

First you have to go to blogger, then to your dashboard, then to which blog you want to post on (I have 4) then to design.  All to get to the "add and arrange page elements" page where you can add a picture, HTML, or gadget. What a process!

Not anymore!

I have the S linked to "Scroll Dust Woman's" add and arrange page.
The D is to the "add and arrange page elements" page to "A Daily Laugh."
The J is for this blog "Just my day blog."
These simple buttons have brought a lot of the joy of blogging back to me. I hated having to go through a gazillion clicks to just add a picture or edit my posts. 
The last button  W  is to a friend of mines blog called Woodsterman.
A blog I can now just do a "check it out thing" with one simple click.
Myfav.es has made my Internet usage a much more enjoyable experience.

I also want to add that you can make changes to your sites/buttons right on your page. You don't even need to leave it! 
Now THAT'S simplicity!!!

What do you use as your home page? 
Which one is your favorite?

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Did you know?

Monday, November 22, 2010
Did you know?
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14 reasons mans best friend should not be

Sunday, November 21, 2010
                                       Most of these photos I personally find appalling! The only time I can see an animal wearing clothes is if they truly need to wear a sweater due to the elements. For the most part Dogs have a wearable coat on for a reason!

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18 reasons to be glad you are 50 or older

Saturday, November 20, 2010
1. Kidnappers are not very  interested in you.

 2. In a hostage situation you are  likely to be released first.
 3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

 4. People call at 9 PM and ask, "did I wake you?"

 5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

 6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

 7.  Things you buy now won't wear out.

 8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

 9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

 10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

 11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

 12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the 

 13. You sing along with elevator music.

 14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

 15. Your  investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay  off.

 16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather

 17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember
 them either.

 18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

 And never, under any  circumstances, take a  sleeping pill and a laxative
 on the same  night. 
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The Law Of The Wild

Friday, November 19, 2010
The Law Of The Wild says kill only when you are hungry
Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in   Kenya 's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:
"These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,' he said. 'On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. 'At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily'."
These extraordinary scenes followed.

and then they just walked away without hurting him..........

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The final good-bye

Thursday, November 18, 2010
I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough.  Your love is all I ever needed.  I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left.  The Father walked over to the window where I was seated.  Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry.  I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'
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Slow Dance

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Have you ever 
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to 
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a 
butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the 

You better slow down.

dance so 

Time is short.

The music 

Do you run through each day

When you ask How are you?
Do you hear 

When the day is done
Do you lie 
in your 
With the next hundred chores 
Running through 
your head?

You'd better 
slow down
Don't dance so 

Time is 
The music won't 

Ever told your 
We'll do it 

And in your 
Not see 

Ever lost 
Let a good 
friendship die 
Cause you 
never had time 
To call 
and say,'Hi'

better slow down.
Don't dance 
so fast.

is short.
The music won't 

When you run 
so fast to get somewhere
miss half the fun of getting 

When you worry and hurry 
through your 
It is like an unopened 

Life is not a 

Do take it 
Hear the 
Before the song is 

I received this the other day as an e-mail. It was said that a 16 year old terminally ill girl had wrote this poem and her wish was for this poem to be forwarded all around the world. 
You just never know about whether things like this are true, but I forwarded it to just about everyone on my e-mail list. 
I have lost FAR too many friends at a young age. This poem just really hit home for me. 
It is now officially my very favorite piece of poetry I have ever read.

I can only hope and pray that the story that went with it is not true.

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