Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WW #75 "Sprained Knee"

My daughter hurt her knee last week. It wasn't getting better after a few days, so I took her to the doctors. They did some x-rays. They said it was just a sprain. But she is supposed to use these crutches at least until the end of this week.

I hope it is better by Friday. She has been a real trooper through all this.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Adventures on Jack's Quest

Halloween is fast approaching. And I know from experience that it is never to early to start shopping for your costumes.

I actually already bought my daughters costume last Saturday. I had seen a cute hippie costume when she wasn't with me and I wanted her to go look at it to see if she would like it. But they only came in small so we couldn't get that. But she saw a really cute witch costume she liked. So we got that instead. She is easy to please. She always just likes the first costume she sees and we just get that.

My son on the other hand is never that easy. He hems and haws every year on what he wants to be. And we usually go at the last minute and he has to get whatever is left. That is his fault because I went to two different stores Saturday with him and he would not make a decision.

Oh well, it usually always works out. Halloween is always an adventure! Speaking of adventure, there is a website called Jack's Quest. There you can share your Halloween adventures either in a video, stories or pictures. Then others will vote on your submission. Everyone who enters will automatically be rewarded with a shopping discount and there will also be over 100 prizes given away for the top ranked entries. Read the following Press Release for more information:


"Coming this fall - Jacks Quest. Let the Halloween Adventure begin!:

Boothwyn, September 7th, 2009 - Halloween Season has begun, and so has Jack’s Quest for the Best Halloween Adventures. Anyone who is looking to spice up their fall season and win some fabulous prizes need look no further. Jack, the hip, young spokes character from Halloween Adventure, invites Americans to join his Quest and to share their individual Halloween adventures. Whether these adventures involved a child’s first Halloween, a terrifying Haunted House, or even the look of surprise on a boss’ face when he saw an employee clock in to work in a gorilla suit, Jack wants to know about them.

Everyone who joins Jack's Quest, by submitting their stories, pictures, or videos, will be automatically rewarded with a shopping discount and will be eligible to win even more prizes. Everyone can help Jack choose winning entries by voting on the adventures; everyone is a judge in this Quest. And because Jack is taking the Quest seriously, he is giving out over 100 prizes to the top ranked adventures chosen by YOU!

Ready to join Jack's Quest? Log on to the Jack's Quest website ( to enter your adventurous stories, pictures, or videos. Claim your award for joining and post a "Vote for me button" on your blog, MySpace page, or FaceBook profile to attract people's attention and gather support for your adventure! But hurry, Jack's Quest begins September 7th and ends October 25th 2009. You don't want to miss the start! The contest will reset on November 5th, 2009, when it opens to submissions for the 2010 contest. For complete list of prizes and rules, visit Jacks Quest at!


Ruby Tuesday #7

The magic # is 1! If either the Red Sox win tonight, or the Rangers lose, the Red Sox will win the wild card. This is really down to the wire. I was kind of mad last night, when they called the game in the 7th inning due to the rain. We were losing, but had two men on with no outs. We could have come back. Oh well, we better win tonight.

Here is a Budweiser bottle, my husband got the other day. It's an aluminum can - with Red Sox on it. I love it! Go Sox!

Red Sox Bud

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #18

Here are a few shots of some sunflowers. In the field where we went apple picking a few weeks ago, there were lots of sunflowers growing. I would love to have this many growing in my yard too.

I'm starting to get an obsession with sunflowers. I just love them, and I'm defiantly going to grow more next year. I even have my sister wanting to grow some in her yard.

field of sunflowers

field of sunflowers

field of sunflowers


Friday, September 25, 2009

Camaro Sweepstakes From Charter

I have another great contest from Charter to tell you about. It is the Camaro Sweepstakes! That's right, the new contest is for a 2010 Camaro 2SS (sales tax included in the prize.)

In the past Charter has given away a laptop a day for two months. Other contests have included an HDTV every day, Xbox 360s and even a Hybrid Car. Now they are giving away a new Camaro!

The contest runs from September 15 through November 26 at noon. Visit to register today and to view the complete rules, specifications on the Camaro.

In addition, when you buy 3 Charter services you can get a $100 gift card. You will receive a $50 gift card for 2 services. And a $25 gift card when you purchase 1 Charter service. Gift cards will be from major clothing retailers, home accessories, restaurants, and more!

Charter loves fast so now they are giving away one fast car! This 426 hp Camaro is one of the fastest and also the hardest car to get in North America. And Charter is giving it away for free! Charter has always dedicated themselves to bring your home to life, now they want to bring your garage to life.

You really have to check out this contest. Who wouldn't want to win this car? And as always you can follow Charter on Facebook or Charter on Twitter to find out all the latest news, services and contests Charter has to offer.

Friday Photo Flashback #2

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This is one of my favorite pictures of my two sisters and I. I always loved this photo and had copies made for them. I had it framed at one point and on display, but just recently came across it again in a closet.

That is my sister Debbie, Sheryl and me (from left to right.) My husband took this (I don't think we were married yet though when taken.) We all went on a whale watch and he took this of us on the boat. This was taken in 1994.

9-25-2009 10;51;46 AM

Friday Photo Flashback

Greeting Card Giveaway - CLOSED

I have another great giveaway for you! My sponsor UPrinting is giving away 250 Custom Greeting Cards to one of my lucky readers. The greeting cards are 7 x 5" (folded to 3.5 x 5") and are a $96 value!

These are coming just in time for the upcoming holiday season. These Custom Greeting Cards can be used for your business or to send to your family and friends. You can create a stunning design or simply use a nice family photo. UPrinting has many Greeting Card Printing options for you!

Wouldn't you love to win a set of these? One winner will receive 250 greeting cards with Free UPS Ground shipping within United States.

To enter simply tell me how you would use the greeting cards if you win. (mandatory and must be done for other entries to count)

For extra entries you can: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

24 X 36 Vinyl Banner Giveaway - CLOSED

UPrinting is generously sponsoring another great giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will win a 24 X 36 Vinyl Banner a $62 value!

UPrinting's Vinyl Banners are top notch quality. Some great ideas for uses of the Vinyl Banner include: weddings, parties, graduations, advertisements, rallies, and backdrops. The banners come with heavy metal grommets that make them easy to hang for any event. The durable material and archival ink will ensure that these banners will last for years to come! Check out Uprinting for all your Banner Printing needs.

Now don't you want to win this 24 X 36 Vinyl Banner? Well to enter simply tell me how you would use your Vinyl Banner if you win. (mandatory and must be done for other entries to count)

For extra entries you can: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

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Thursday Thirteen - TV Shows

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One of the good things about Fall is all the TV shows are starting up again. I loves my TV shows! Here's thirteen TV shows, I'm excited are starting again.

1. Survivor
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Private Practice
4. Ghost Whisperer
5. Medium
6. The Amazing Race
7. Desperate Housewives
8. Brothers & Sisters
9. Cold Case (which is going to be on the same time as Brothers & Sisters)

Some comedies I catch sometimes when there is nothing else on & are kind of funny:

10. New Adventures of Old Christine
11. Gary Unmarried
12. Two and a half Men
13. Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Don't Try This At Home - truTV

The above video is from truTV. Watch the truTV video and see if you don't get a reaction from it.

You should really watch truTV with caution. That's because the stories are real and the effect is actual. When I watched the above clip, my first reaction was "what the heck was that guy thinking?" Then I thought "don't try this at home."

I really love the show The Smoking Gun Presents on truTV. I love it because when I watch it I always crack up at what people do. I can not believe how crazy some people are and what crazy things they will do.

My reaction is always: "how dumb are these people?" I also love the celebrity hosts on the show. They give critiques on the videos. My son likes this show too, and we always laugh at the silly things people do on this show. He also really likes what the celebrities have to say about it.

This particular video is a riot. People decide to luge down a huge concrete hill! Then the guy crashes going super fast at the end. He ends up taken away on a stretcher. I love when one of the celebrities says "this is a sport I hope doesn't catch on." Too funny!

Check out truTV for yourself, and see if it doesn't cause you to react somehow!



Above is a shot of my garden on Fairyland on Facebook. I really like this app. I started playing this about 4 months ago, but have recently become more and more addicted to it.

You plant different seeds that grow into different plants and flowers. And you have to water them. This costs gold, which you can win in different ways. You can also win diamonds which can be used to buy different items too. And you move up in levels with different things that you do.

You can visit other Fairyland gardens too, and water their plants. A fun thing too is there is different wildlife. You and others can leave out different food to attract the wildlife. And if you water a plant you might happen to spot one, which can give you more diamonds. A fun thing that was recently added is growing mushrooms. The mushrooms attract different kinds of dragons. Right now everyone is on the hunt for dragons!

This is a really fun app. Check it out for yourself if you want!

Do You Deserve A Trick Or A Treat?

Trick Or Treat Me is a great campaign going on now by Tetra Pak. They have a great blog that has tips on keeping kids healthy.

They are providing advice on how to give kids healthy choices during this Halloween time. And really any time of the year. I was reading some great tips on there for kids lunches. These would come in handy for my daughter when she brings lunch to school.

There is a fun app you can try called Trick Or Treat Me on Twitter. You can either send a trick or a treat to your friends on Twitter. And the nice thing about it is that for every trick or treat you send Tetra Pak will donate 10 cents to the World Wildlife Fund for every one sent. I tried this out and it was fun. I sent a couple of tricks to people on Twitter. Check it out for yourself!

Also on the blog is the "milk box" campaign which also benefits the World Wildlife Fund. And also helps support the environment. Because milk in shelf stable Tetra Pak cartons make a great choice for Halloween treats. And they are made by Organic Valley and Hershey's you know you can trust them. And they stay fresh for months before use with no refrigeration.

So check out the Trick or Treat Me blog, it's really fun. And you will get great tips and have fun on Twitter and many more fun things await you there.

WW #74 "09/09/09"

Back on 09/09/09, my local news was making a big deal about that date. They wanted everyone to take pictures of anything they wanted on that day. They were calling it a "Day in the life." Then everyone could upload their pictures on the new's website. As long as they were taken on 09/09/09.

They were showing some of the pictures throughout the week on the news, and on a half hour special. I don't think my pictures made it on any of the shows. (everyone's makes it on the website though) But I thought it was a cool idea.

I just took some shots of the kids playing basketball and one of my daughter riding her scooter in a tie & slippers - lol. Anyway here's my pictures:

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

iLASIK Video Contest


Laser vision correction has improved peoples lives. And now there is an iLASIK Video Contest called "You Gotta See This," to celebrate this fact.

This video contest is inviting entrants to make a video on how their lives have improved with better vision. The winners will win cash and prizes.

First entrants should submit a video. Entrants can pick from three different categories. The categories are:
  1. "My contacts are getting in the way of my good time”
  2. “My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision”
  3. “You should see life after the iLASIK® Procedure”
After the video is submitted, make sure to tell your friends to vote for you. Votes are one of the key factors that will determine the winners.

And if you're wondering what you can win, here' a run down. One Grand Prize winner will win $5,000 selected from all the videos. Three first prize winners will win an HDTV package worth $2,500, one per category. And three second prize winners will win the Flip UltraHD one per category.

So make your video and submit it today and don't forget to get the word out for votes from your friends. And you may win one of the great prizes listed.

Ruby Tuesday #6

These bushes actually belong to someone at the end of my street. I have always loved these. An older couple who used to live there, were very meticulous in taking care of them and cutting them back before winter.

Someone else lives there now and doesn't seem to take as good care of them, but they still seem to be doing ok. I have no idea once again what kind of bush or flower these are. But what I really find cool about them is that in the spring and summer they are white. Then in the fall they turn a ruby red and pinkish color.



Monday, September 21, 2009

Stem Cell Breakthrough

I was just reading the C'elle Blog and I read a lot of useful information. The blog discusses the fact that in 2007 C'elle announced it's discovery of a novel stem cell technology. In November 2007 they launched the worlds first ever commercial service for stem cell collection. C'elle allows women to collect and cryopreserve their own menstrual stem cells.

These stem cells can be used for future therapeutic use by the donor or possibly a first degree relative. Menstrual fluid potentially contains an ideal source of viable stem cells. These stem cells can provide a source for a large range of regenerative stem cell therapies.

Menstrual flow contains millions of unique stem cells. These stem cells have properties similar to bone marrow and embryonic stem cells. Menstrual flow stem cells can multiply rapidly and can possibly differentiate into every other stem cell in the body. This is an amazing breakthrough in stem cell science. C'elle has quite possibly discovered the Holy Grail of stem cells.

This is great news for women who would like to collect these potentially life saving stem cells that are found in their menstrual cycle. The collection of cells is an easy process. This would be great for anyone who would like to preserve the future health of either themselves, or their loved ones.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Camera Critteres - Farm Animals

The farm I keep talking about where we get corn and go apple picking, also has some animals. They have a little barn and have a few animals. They have rabbits, cows, etc. I got a few shots of some of them.

The kids like to go up to the barn an look at them whenever we go there. The weird thing is I don't think to many people even know they are there, because they are kind of way up on a hill.


Camera Critters

Lose The Ugly

Do you want a chance at winning a brand new LG Bliss phone? Well all you have to do is lose your ugly and find your bliss.

How do you do that you ask? Well between September 11 until November 6 you can upload pictures on the LG Bliss Facebook Fan Page. Users can upload any pictures or videos they consider ugly and want to lose. The uglier the better.

You should really head over to the LG Bliss Facebook Fan page to see what some people have already posted on there. There are some real ugly dogs and some other stuff on their. When you upload your ugly stuff, you will be entered to win a new LG Bliss phone. The grand prize is an LG Bliss and the secondary prize is a $50.00 gift card towards your own Bliss. There will be 5 grand prize winners and fifty secondary winners. You must also be 18 years old to enter. Also one entry per Facebook account is allowed.

Some suggestions for ugly pictures or videos could include things such as ugly fashions, ugly wonders you find in nature - like an ugly tree. You could post that ugly car of yours you want to lose or even any ugly machines or electronics rusting in your backyard. Use your imagination, just make sure it's ugly!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Thrirteen #29

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It seems as if that more and more children are developing peanut allergies. I don't know many facts on the problem or why this is occurring. But all I know is that it seems as if this is becoming more and more of a phenomenon.

When my son started school 8 years ago, there was no talk at his school about peanut allergies. Now that my daughter is at the same school there seems as if a lot of kids have it. They require a special table at lunch time and anyone sitting with them has to have peanut free meals. Snack time is also a concern and they want children to bring in peanut free snacks, so that their friends with allergies are not at risk.

Here is some suggestions my daughter's school passed out for Peanut Free Snacks:

1. Teddy Grahams, all varieties
2. Pepperidge Farms goldfish, all varieties
3. Honey Maid Graham Crackers
4. Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats
5. Nabisco Wheat Thins
6. Cheese sticks
7. Smartfood popcorn
8. Cheez-its
9. Ritz crackers
10. Bugles
11. Doritos
12. Fruit Roll-ups
13. Pop-tarts

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WW #73 "Apple Picking 2009"

We went apple picking on Sunday. The kids, my husband, my sister and I went and picked like 40 pounds of apples! Now we have plenty of apples to make some pies.

It was a nice sunny day, but felt like fall. One thing I was thinking is the week before we were at the beach, the next week we are apple picking. Weird, but that's life.




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September Is National Recovery Month

Did you know that September is National Recovery month? This is an annual event that promotes the benefits of substance and alcohol treatment. It applauds the contributions of treatment providers.

National Recovery month also supports the belief that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. Also, each September thousands of treatment programs around the country share their successes with the public in an effort to educate people about treatment and how it works.

It also serves to bring to people's attention that substance abuse is a national health crisis. And that addiction is a disease, but that it can be treated and recovery is possible.

If you are looking for help with treatment to an addiction then that is where one of top recovery sites on the web comes in. It is called InTheRooms. They are founded on the 12-step principles.

In The Rooms allows its members to feel safe and welcome in a friendly environment. They can also feel secure in their privacy. In The Rooms keeps the integrity of these principles and traditions, and in doing so members will be able to reach out. Members will be able to reach out to one another across the world 24/7. And they will be able to share their experiences, give strength to others and also receive hope.

If you would like more information on National Recovery Month or In The Rooms, please visit their websites.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts #7


I'm past due for an annual check up. But the last Dr. I went to has since left that practice to go to another one. I didn't really like her anyway. But now I have to go through the whole process of finding another one. (or I may check this practice to see if I can just go there but see a different Dr.) But I really only like to see female doctors, so unless there is another female there, I don't want to go back there.

I'm also due for a mammogram but I don't have a Dr. So I'm not sure if I can just get it done anyway, or if I should get a Dr. first. What a pain!

There is a possibility of me getting a job where my husband works. There may be a job opening up sometime in the near future where he works and I may be able to get the job. He gave them my resume and as soon as they want to fill this position, I may be called in for an interview.

I'm somewhat nervous about the whole thing. Since I only worked a couple of years ago at some of the schools around here, but other then that haven't had a real job since before my son was born - 13 yrs ago!

The hours seem kind of a pain, 4-7:30 pm. But also good in a way, because my husband will be home to watch the kids, while I go to work. And the extra money will also really help. We'll see what happens.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great "random" day! And if you want to play or check out other random posts, click the button above to go to The Un Mom's blog.

Mind Games

I don't know about you, but I love playing online games. Especially memory games and other ones that can improve your mind.

Well I found a great site with memory games for adults on it. It's called Mind360. And on this website there are all kinds of mind games that are scientifically proven to improve your memory.

You can sign up for a free membership, and get lifetime access to some of the games. Premium members get full access to all the games and can even join a training program. The training program charts your progress.

Check out this cool site for some mind games today!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #17

My favorite Summer treat:


Although we didn't have it as much as I would have liked this Summer. I do love it though. Especially from my favorite farm, that I have been going to ever since I was a little girl with my Grandmother.


Winners of 24 X 24 Wall Graphic

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