is not Monday.

just a friendly reminder.


Thank You.

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.

Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!


♪ ♫♪ ♫ Happy Birthday, Dear

Happy Birthday To You! ♪ ♫♪ ♫

I hope you have a wonderful day, girlfriend!
love and hugs,
~ blondie


Thursday Thirteen:

13 To Do
  1. begin a search for wedding rings.
  2. prep yard for two very large dog kennels.
  3. plant my garden. Late but better than never.
  4. make honeysuckle jelly. {doesn't that just sound delicious??}
  5. finish the bottle of pinot that is on my counter.
  6. weed flower beds in the front yard.
  7. make a trip to the pet store to recon food and food/snack storage for Malamutes.
  8. continue to battle the gophers. {think caddyshack}
  9. simplify my online life.
  10. check for an update to angry birds. {I do this daily even though I know there isn't an update due out any time soon. I am ever so slightly obsessed.}
  11. finish the 3 books on my kindle/ibooks app.
  12. research Eco Friendly laundry soap.
  13. begin planning a wedding. {T minus 10 {months} and counting}



  1. Goin'
  2. to
  3. the
  4. Chapel
  5. and
  6. we're
  7. gonna
  8. get
  9. married
  10. !


For My Girls.

love ya!
~ b


Thursday Thirteen -

13 ways I am trying to live green:
  1. Recycling - Cans, plastic & glass for cash. Everything else recyclable goes in the bin to be picked up once a week
  2. Cleaning with a mixture of vinegar and water
  3. 100% recycled paper products
  4. Buying organic produce when I can
  5. Nalgene water bottles
  6. Brita filter pitcher
  7. Vinegar to kill weeds
  8. Paraben free hair care products
  9. Replacing plastic storage containers with glass containers
  10. Composting bin under the sink
  11. Cold water wash for clothing
  12. Drinking organic milk
  13. Catching rain water to be used to water plants


Grammar Lesson.

On his 70th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.

After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man.

The medicine man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to him, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned, 'This is powerful medicine. It must be respected. You take only teaspoonful, and then say '1-2-3.' When you do hat, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform as long as you want."

The old man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?"

"Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,'" he responded, "but when she does, the medicine will not work again until next full moon."

The old man was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom. When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"

Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, and then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.


"This culture is so odd -

Mother's Day should be the holiday where we hunt for eggs." {asot = as seen on twitter}

Happy Mother's Day!
love and hugs,
~ b


Corn Flakes?

In the early part of this century, John Harvey Kellogg gained a reputation both as a nutritionist and a sexual adviser. The foods that Kellogg created (including the now-famous corn flakes) were designed to promote health and decrease interest in sex.

Mr. Kellogg thought sex was the ultimate abomination and remained celibate even in marriage. Masturbation was the worst sin imaginable to him. He believed it led to leprosy, tuberculosis, heart disease, epilepsy, dimness of vision, insanity, idiocy, and death. He also preached that masturbation led to bashfulness in some people, unnatural boldness in others, a fondness for spicy foods, round shoulders, and acne. That’s quite a list!

As we all know now, there are most definitely foods that promote health, but none in particular that decrease interest in sex or masturbation. So, you can eat all the corn flakes you want, and have good, safe sex!

By Michael Ashworth, Ph.D.