Saturday, April 30, 2011
Well folks, I have been doing this for coming up on a year now and thought it was about time I introduced you to some of my blog family. Some may and probably will already know most of the ones I mention but I do have some new followers and as of this morning the total is up to an amazing "109". Still hard to believe.
I'll start with one that may be new to all of you. Susan Carpenter is a teacher at Summers Knoll Elementary School in Ann Arbor Michigan. Her blog title is Our Classroom Blog. I have been following their blog for some time and Susan continues to amaze me with the level of learning the children in her class is receiving. They learn about statistical analysis, cell structure, the environment and many more awesome subjects. I encourage you to check them out.
Another great blog is hosted by an amazing lady named Jenna and her blog is titled Cold Antler Farm. She works a regular job like most folks but also operates Cold Antler Farm where she lives in up state NY. She just celebrated her first year on the farm and has quite an assortment of creatures there. Black faced sheep who just had 6 new lambs born, chickens raised for meat and eggs, rabbits, geese, 3 dogs and a newly acquired pony. She also has a way with words and can paint a picture in your mind allowing you to feel like you are there. She plays the banjo and is an inspiration to anyone wanting to be a small farm owner. Check her out.
One of my buddies is Shady Dell Knight over at Shady Dell Music & Memories where you will be educated and entertained about music that became part of the 'slives of teenagers in a small town in Pa. back in the late 60's and early 70's. While there you can listen to some of the all time great tunes that you may have loved but haven't heard in a long time. I highly recommend this blog to everyone.
For your enjoyment next comes Crystal over at Crystal's A Pistol. She is a beautiful lady with such a sense of humor and love for her children. If you go there, I guarantee you'll go back for more. Give her a try.
One of my long time friends is Jamie Jo over at "Lord, make me a saint". She is a beautiful lady with 5 amazing children who she homeschools. She is a Catholic and her love of God is plain to see in every post. Everyone should have a Jamie Jo in their list of friends.
In Canada I give you Belle, a beautiful lady that is so much fun to know and love. She is always encouraging and her life experiences are so interesting. Don't let her title fool you. Tales from a loser who is sometimes a winner. She will always be a winner in my book.
That's enough to start with, more to come.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Dangers like the tornados that just destroyed so much property in NC could be avoided with this type of home. You wouldn't have to worry about leaks from water seaping into the soil because you can use high density concrete that will not let anything pass through it and of course drainage would be a major point in the basic construction.
Lighting would give the illusion of daylight and artificial windows could be fashioned with scenes that look like the outside. Some industrious individuals have even bought vacated silos that used to hold a missle and have fashioned a home there.
You might even recall the movie "Blast from the past" where this family thought world war 3 was about to happen in the late 60's or early 70's and actually lived in their underground home for 30 years with their little boy at that time. He was sent up to see about supplies and eventually brought his family up to live in a home above ground. I have seen it quite a few times. I still think the concept is interesting. What do you think?
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I have acquired quite a large blog family and through it all I believe we have actually helped each other and enriched our daily lives along the way. I hope that will be the experience my new followers will feel so again I say thank you for stopping by and deciding to follow along my journey. It is appreciated so very much.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
It happened yesterday as my sweet friend Annah over at "Red Means Go" became #100. You should pop over and check out this attractive, Cuban, dog rescuing, famous & talented Miami chick that would love to entertain you.
Romeo was struck & killed recently by a vehicle in South Africa. Desiree and the family were of course devistated by this but to keep Romeo's memory alive and with purpose there is a fundraising raffle being held to aid the animal shelter there and many businesses has donated some very nice things. You can read all about Romeo's Dream here and if you feel led to participate in the raffle it is there as well. Thank you for going over to learn more and help.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Life is hard, if you're stupid it's harder
The purpose of life is a life of purpose - Robert Byrne
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. - Richard Bach
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular. - Kathy Norris
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. - Grandma Moses
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. - Reba McEntire
Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. -Charles Schulz
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate. - R.D. Laing
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Conant