Friday, May 18, 2007

Value of $$$

Definitely my son! I can't figure out where I went wrong with him. Is it just a 'guy' thing? My daughter, when I take her shopping, goes directly to the clearance racks like radar. She is great about finding a deal. Just recently she went to Walmart to get some scrubs for work (I'll go into that in a bit) and found a pair of pants with just a smudge of dirt on them and got them for 10% off. She is definitely moms girl. On the other hand, I send my son to the store for OJ and a dozen eggs. Eggs were on sale for $0.89 a dozen (Store brand). I didn't specify that those were the eggs I wanted, didn't think I needed to. He comes back with a dozen Egglands Best eggs at $2.55 a dozen! I don't care that they are from vegetarian fed hens and that they are delivered with in 48 hours of being layed, and that they are kosher, and individually certified and stamped. I am NOT going to pay $.21 an egg! He owes me! I can't believe he didn't even buy the store brand, even if they weren't on sale. I need to give this child a lesson in the value of a dollar. Actually, once he's out on his own, I think he'll learn it fairly quickly.

Now back to my daughter. She finished up her dental aide class and is now working OJT at the dentists office. She is absolutely thrilled and loving it! The dentist seems to be quite impressed with her and is already letting her assist on her own during procedures. They have also talked with her about working part time over the summer. I am so very proud of her! She is growing up too quickly!

Till next time....SMILE and be happy!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Pickin' Wildshrooms

As most of you know, I am a southern girl. I love the south dearly and miss it, but I have tried to make the most out of living up here in the north. I really don't mind the snow (just wish winter didn't last so long!), I have witnessed some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets of my life up here. I have enjoyed living out in the country and small town living. Well, I have found another plus to add to my list......mushrooms! I have never been mushroom hunting and I got a chance to do it for a little bit this past weekend. We went out to a friends property and he brought us out and showed us what morels look like. I now know what a black and white morel look like and how to pick them. But honestly those little buggars are hard to see until you get an eye for them. We didn't find very many. Apparently it is just a bit early in the season and it was a bit dry. I would love to go back out and hunt for more. I cooked up the ones we did get this morning. They were awsome! I am going to have to find a closer place to look for them around here. I just hope I don't pick anything that is going to kill me! I'll have my hubby try them!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Insert Foot Here

Well, I went and did it this time. It's something I've wanted to do for quite a while, but now I'm afraid I'm going to regret it. As most of you know, I am a golfer (if thats what you want to call it) and I golf on a womans league. I've done this for 3 years now. Once a month we have a meeting and eat something. We take turns bringing different dishes. At the beginning of these meetings I have always felt something was missing. Maybe it's my upbringing, or going to church meetings, but I always felt a prayer would be a good way to start before we ate. We have so much to be thankful for - our health that we are able to go out and golf, good friends, good food etc... Well, when the part of the meeting came up for 'new' business, I made a suggestion that we start this. A few people nodded their heads, a few encouraging remarks were heard, so the president asked if I wanted to make it a motion. I said yes, she called for 'all in agreement raise your hands', hands went up, "any objections?" no one said anything, someone 2nd it and now it will be a part of our meetings. Oh, my regret? I forgot to mention this slight detail....before it was finalized, it was a part of the agreement that I be the one to lead everyone in prayer. Agh! I am not good at leading prayer. I know a few people who are very blessed with the ability to do this, my sister especially, but not me. Wish me luck.

Speaking of prayer, I'm not sure if this was her intent, but the video playing is very similar to a prayer written by Mother Teresa. You can read it here.

The picture above is hanging over my mantle. It was painted by my daughter.