Archive for August 8th, 2008

know & tell

Friday, August 8th, 2008

1. My favorite bedtime attire is pretty pajamas that are soft and comfortable.

2. The perfect meal would include either fettucini alfredo with grilled chicken, or wiener schnitzel with a hearty side of either broccoli or potato salad and a big glass of coke with sonic ice.

3. The most memorable girl’s night out I’ve ever had was when I would ditch class (college) and go to see Mendy in Norman… we would go get carryout from victorias and then dessert from la baguette and go to her house and watch our favorite show… or the night me and Julie went to del ranch (enough said 🙂 or any of several ladies retreats that were in hotels especially the one that I went to with melody and we snuck down and swam in the pool… yep we’re rebels. That was in 1996/1998/2006. I was 21/22/and 29 (I age way differently than most people)-years-old.

4. My earliest memory is tying my shoes for the first time and mom buying me a box of crayons.

5. The family is gone for the evening and I will spend my time catching up on tivo, or cleaning out my closet. I know. Pretty pitiful 🙂.

6. Right now I am debating with Matt about the interview with SCChapman on Larry King Live last night. It was disturbing, but at the same time could see their faith and it was a blessing. I had a hard time not sobbing during parts of the interview… but they trust God and above all else I do too.

7. When I am done blogging, I am going to put a load of clothes in the washer, fix izzy’s breakfast and feed her.

Visit Heather & Reese to play along!

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prayers please

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Please pray for baby Wyatt

He is a friend’s baby and was taken to the ER a few weeks ago. They thought and maybe still do think that he had an infection in his heart. He was released from ICU and had to come back. Now they are saying he needs to be careflighted to St. Louis and needs a heart.

Here is the latest update from carepages:

The care flight team from St. Louis will be coming in this morning and will access if Wyatt is in any condition to fly out today. Please pray for God’s will as he needs a heart to get better his lil’ body was slightly cold and pale yellow color last night when i visited. Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Having your child in a situation where his life is threatened is like having the rug pulled out from under you. Please pray for his parents, grandparents and family. He is the great grandson of the minister that passed away recently, Louis Thompson.

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used prices

Friday, August 8th, 2008

If you are looking for the fair market value for products, or for a selling price visit usedprice.com to help you. They survey dealers nationwide to give you a used price that is calculated based on what an average store could sell the product for in thirty days or less. The price has proven to be an accurate reflection of the marketplace. Information is reviewed by dealers, pawnbrokers and online sellers that make up a board of advisors. They are selected for their expertise in used products fair market value. So if you need to find used gun pricing, you can find it at usedprice.com.  It’s an ideal service for pawn stores, appraisers, retailers, people who sell things on ebay or other online auctions and lots of other businesses.

faith lift fridays

Friday, August 8th, 2008

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I got this in an email from Betty the other day and saved it for flf! Thanks Betty.

If you have something to share that has lifted your faith, visit Sheryl and link up to share!

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identity theft

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I just read an article about global theft, 11 were charged in the sale of 40 million credit card numbers. Can you imagine how devastating it would be to have your card number stolen and used? Federal prosecutors charged 11 people yesterday with the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from at least nine U.S. retailers in what they said was one of the largest and most complex hacking and identity theft cases ever brought. Officials with the Department of Justice said the people indicted were part of a criminal ring that stretched from the United States to Eastern Europe to East Asia, highlighting the global nature of computer crime. Charges of conspiracy, computer intrusion, fraud and identity theft have been brought against people from Estonia, Ukraine, China and Belarus, as well as the United States.

The founder of lifelock had this to say in response. “I applaud the efforts of the government in bringing to justice these 11 individuals who are damaging millions of American families. Unfortunately, this case, while representing the largest prosecution in American history, is only the tip of the iceberg in an ever-growing illegal enterprise that is staying one step ahead of the government and the banking and credit industries to steal consumers’ identities,” said Davis. “The time has come for those that profit in the credit industry – both the banks and the major credit bureaus – to begin working with consumer advocates to proactively protect American consumers from those who would prey on their identity and financial well-being.”

I guess in such technological times of putting our information out there to be seen, we have to become more proactive in protecting that information rather than reacting to being violated. My identity was stolen once and it was so hard to get it all recovered and get things back to normal.

friday fill ins

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #84

1. You know you’re old when you actually look forward to death.

2. My heart is divided between earthly things and spiritual things.

3. A miracle is what I need RIGHT NOW!

4. I have felt the heartbreak, I have known the depths of helplessness.

5. Gah, won’t these people be quiet.

6. Let’s do lunch as soon as you can!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to eating leftovers from my birthday lunch with my brother Mike at Cheesecake Factory, tomorrow my plans include MY BIRTHDAY 🙂 and the slip n slide at church and hopefully something fun in the evening… and Sunday, I want to have a nap before going to mom’s for another birthday dinner! (I’ll be back on the old diet Monday!!!)

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apple promo code

Friday, August 8th, 2008

 We’ve all seen them on the web, promo codes and coupons for online shopping.  I love finding online codes for things I am buying anyway.  It helps to find discounts off merchandise, or even a code for free shipping.  I find that with the high cost of gas now it is less expensive to purchase things online and have them shipped to my home.  A lot of my shopping is actually done online.  I think this will continue and probably even become a primary source of my shopping.  I’ve been fortunate that clothes ordered online have fit and haven’t been a problem.

Visit savings.com to get great coupons for stuff you would buy anyway. Like using any of the Apple promo codes found here. Now is a perfect time to take advantage of coupons, discounts and promotional codes for purchasing items online. With gas prices so high, it couldn’t cost more to have it shipped to your front door! I know I love to shop online and always look for valid codes to get free shipping, or a discount on what I am buying. Savings.com does not decide which coupons are the best coupons – you do. The members and coupon hunters find the best coupons on the net and then the Savings.com community decides which coupons are the best coupons. If the community uses a coupon a lot and rates it highly it will rise to the top. If the community does not like a coupon it will die a miserable death. Ok, that’s being melodramatic, but it will at least fall to the bottom of the list and not be seen very often. They do not accept payments or any types of incentives from stores to make their coupons rise to the top. If a merchant wants their coupons and promotional offers to rise to the top, they have to create the best coupons.

So how do they get paid? They do get affiliate commissions from some of our merchants for some sales they send their way. However, the Pure engine does not take this into account when sorting and prioritizing the coupons. If a member submits a coupon for a merchant that does not pay Savings.com a commission, they still treat this coupon like any other coupon on our site. If that coupon becomes the most popular coupon on the site it will be the first coupon on the first page ahead of other coupons that do pay us commissions. By using member ratings and usage as our voting system, the members decide which coupons are the best coupons.

mail call…

Friday, August 8th, 2008

All the way from Grand Junction, CO. If you haven’t tried Enstrom’s milk chocolate toffee I would highly recommend it. Just click on the picture to see how to get your own. I’m so blessed to have friends to share treats like this with me! 🙂

Thanks Dawn.

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pinky

Friday, August 8th, 2008

We are loving our horse, Pinky. He is such a sweetie. I enjoy petting his soft nose in the mornings when I fill his water and feed him. He has gotten used to me lately and will come over to the fence to say hello. I have always liked horses. I had one years ago when I was younger. The horses at the hippotherapy center Izzy has gone to are so sweet and concerned about her. You can see it in their eyes. I may need to check into some equestrian clothing now. Maybe some socks like the ones in the picture!