Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tiny Prints – neat cards

I found the best Valentine card ever for Jason on this website.  They have a ton of cards to choose from and you can bet you will see some like you haven’t seen anywhere else. 

Say Mmm

I found this website, Say Mmm, that is a meal planning site.  You can create your menu for week, month, year.  Insert recipes from their site or put your own on there.  I find it very interesting.  Go check it out.

Beef Fajita Nachos – Pioneer Woman

Beef Fajita Nachos

These look like some very tasty nachos. 

Cool gift for your kid

These are some cool gifts that my girls, especially the 9 year old, would enjoy.  May have to get and put aside for gifts.

Pellets of Fire

Seriously, how much fun could a person have throwing this out to melt the ice?  I can imagine the scene from Nemo when he is to swim through the bubbles.  The voice of the blowfish yelling “Pellets of Fire”. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Trip to Holland

I had a friend forward this to me.  Good perspective on how things go in our lives sometimes.

A Trip to Holland

By Emily Perl Kingsley

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability -- to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this...

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans... the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, Gondolas. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting. After several months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives.

You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland!" "Holland?" you say. "What do you mean, Holland? I signed up for Italy. I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy." But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay. The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place full of pestilence, famine, and disease. It's just a different place.

So, you must go out and buy new guidebooks. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met. It's just a different place. It's slower paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around. You begin to notice that Holland has windmills. Holland has tulips. And Holland even has Rembrandts. But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy, and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life you will say, " Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that experience will never, ever, ever, go away. The loss of that dream is a very significant loss. But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This site has some interesting deals.  They are pretty good too.  I bought a couple things to put back for birthday gifts when needed.  Today there are Coach purses regular $298 for $70.  I understand that is a good deal? ha  I’m not a big purse person.

If you are interested though, click this link to sign up for it.  I think you’ll be glad you did.