Dear God,

All I ask for 2011 is a big fat bank account and a slim body.

Please do not mix the 2 up like you did last year.


Life isn’t about how to survive the storm……But how to dance in the rain. – AMEN!!!

Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rare,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt—

I said to myself, as I only can
“You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”
So–away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
“Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won’t have a cookie–not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore—
But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

I received this in an e from a friend, sadly I do not know this talented author

but thought I should share it with all of you!     

Started this in 09 and then got too busy to get back to it. Intentions were good, follow through was worse then poor! A lot was going on but not worth mentioning now. Here’s hopping I will do better this here in 2011, I will try! Be patient, this site will get better……..I hope! LOL!!

Till next time……”Happy New Year Everyone”!

MORE Words of Wisdom:

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more, is a congress. — John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read a the newspaper, you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
— Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. — Winston Churchill

5. A government, which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul.
— George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
— James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries, to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French20Economist (1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. — Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! – P.J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consist s of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. — Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! — Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man ‘s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.
— Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end, and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.- Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
— Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
— Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class…save Congress. — Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians..– Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
— Thomas Jefferson

Thoughts of Christmas

Short weekend, Lazy and wonderful. Husband and dogs are sound asleep so I have time for a few words.

So much to get done tomorrow, that I’m in no hurry to hear that old clock sound wake-up! I will probably stretch the morning as far as possible with coffee, coffee, coffee! Then I’ll run around like crazy doing laundry, cleaning and taking down bad sheet-rock and even worse insulation.

I’ll try to have the new insulation in so we can put up the new sheet-rock after dinner. Have to at least get the insulation in as it is suppose to be cold tomorrow night.

If I can get these few things done, the floating and such of the sheet-rock can wait until after Christmas. As is, the way things stand, haven’t even started to decorate!! That’s the easy part though as we don’t require much for there will be only the two of us and the dogs to enjoy it.

Christmas will be a bit lonely this year with family far away but we will make the most of just being together and being in good health. That and many phone calls to everyone will make our Christmas bright! This simple Christmas brings back memories of Christmases of old. A time of few presents, shoes filled with nuts, fruit and candy, helping prepare dinner with Mother and my four sisters while Daddy kept the fire going and steadily changed the record player so Christmas music filled the air. What wonderful times we had then.

Christmas would be so much happier if we made it more about spending time with those we loved then how much to spend. I think we should practice putting “simple” back in Christmas along with love and Christ.

That said I best shut this down and get some sleep so I can get on with things in the morning, maybe I wont take so many coffee breaks after all! It’s beginning to feel more and more like Christmas.

Good Night and Merry Christmas everyone!


Hello World

I’m not sure where this is all going but hopefully it will be an interesting journey and maybe others will enjoy coming along with me. Now I have to rush out for a late but wonderful birthday dinner. 🙂