Monday, June 30, 2008
Oh Where, Oh Where to Retire One Day?
You can search by State or by Region, Weather, Cost of Housing, Recreational & Cultural Activities, Social Environment, Healthcare, or Low Crime.
Heck, even if you're not at that age yet you can see if you're already living in one of the places they list!
Check it out at: http://www.usnews.com/directories/retirement
(Later this week pictures from our group visit to see Mary McCormack on Broadway in Boeing-Boeing as mentioned in Barbara's eMo from today.)
Friday, June 27, 2008
You can find out how your giving is having an impact as project leaders are encouraged to post progress reports on GlobalGiving regularly; typically, reports are posted every 3-4 months.
For their fact sheet go to:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
http://www.localharvest.org/ for us to check out.
LocalHarvest is nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Their search engine will help you find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and enable you to establish direct contact with small farms in your local area. The online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.
More and more people are realizing the importance of preserving a food industry based on family-owned, small scale businesses.
"The Buy Local movement is quickly taking us beyond the promise of environmental responsibility that the organic movement delivered, and awakening the US to the importance of community, variety, humane treatment of farm animals, and social and environmental responsibility in regards to our food economy."
(Thanks Marilyn for sending it along!)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
My Dad - New Home - New Quilt
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The article ends with: "While I remain genuinely mystified as to the cause of this strange annual phenomenon, with its attendant chorus of rational scepticism versus New Age gullibility, I am beginning to realise that to struggle endlessly for an explanation is to miss the point. Just seeing them and being in them is meaning enough."
Want to check some out in person? -
Labels: crop circles
Monday, June 23, 2008
What's for Dinner Tonight?
"Supercook returns recipes you can actually make right now with the ingredients you have. It even tells you exactly how many recipes you can make, broken down into 'Starters', 'Entrees' and 'Dessert' categories. With Supercook, finding a great recipe is no longer a hassle, simply put in all the ingredients you have at home and Supercook will instantly provide you with hundreds of recipes that are all within your reach. If a recipe requires ingredients you do not have, Supercook takes the guesswork out by clearly listing the additional ingredients you will need. This eliminates wasted time spent browsing through recipes to determine whether or not a recipe is right for you."
Go there and take the "tour".
Also see: http://supercook.com/faq.asp to see answers to frequently asked questions about the website.
Friday, June 20, 2008
State-by-State Guide to Fun Summer Travel
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here They Are! - AFI's 10 - Top 10
1 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
2 PINOCCHIO (1940)
3 BAMBI (1942)
4 LION KING, THE (1994)
5 FANTASIA (1942)
6 TOY STORY (1995)
7 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
8 SHREK (2001)
9 CINDERELLA (1950)
10 FINDING NEMO (2003)
1 WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)
2 LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)
3 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1947)
4 KING KONG (1933)
5 MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947)
6 FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
7 HARVEY (1950)
8 GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
9 THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE (1924)
10 BIG (1988)
1 GODFATHER, THE (1972)
2 GOODFELLAS (1990)
3 GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
4 WHITE HEAT (1949)
5 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
6 SCARFACE: THE SHAME OF A NATION (1932)
7 PULP FICTION (1994)
8 PUBLIC ENEMY, THE (1931)
9 LITTLE CAESAR (1931)
10 SCARFACE (1983)
1 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
2 STAR WARS: EPISODE IV- A NEW HOPE (1977)
3 E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
4 CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
5 DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE (1951)
6 BLADE RUNNER (1982)
7 ALIEN (1979)
8 TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991)
9 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
10 BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
1 SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
2 HIGH NOON (1952)
3 SHANE (1953)
4 UNFORGIVEN (1992)
5 RED RIVER (1948)
6 WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
7 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
8 MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971)
9 STAGECOACH (1939)
10 CAT BALLOU (1965)
1 RAGING BULL (1980)
2 ROCKY (1977)
3 PRIDE OF THE YANKEES, THE (1943)
4 HOOSIERS (1986)
5 BULL DURHAM (1988)
6 HUSTLER, THE (1961)
7 CADDYSHACK (1980)
8 BREAKING AWAY (1979)
9 NATIONAL VELVET (1945)
10 JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)
1 VERTIGO (1958)
2 CHINATOWN (1974)
3 REAR WINDOW (1954)
4 LAURA (1944)
5 THIRD MAN, THE (1950)
6 MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
7 NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
8 BLUE VELVET (1986)
9 DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954)
10 USUAL SUSPECTS, THE (1995)
1 CITY LIGHTS (1931)
2 ANNIE HALL (1977)
3 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
4 ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)
5 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE (1941)
6 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)
7 ADAM'S RIB (1949)
8 MOONSTRUCK (1987)
9 HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971)
10 SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)
1 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1963)
2 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
3 KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979)
4 VERDICT, THE (1982)
5 FEW GOOD MEN, A (1992)
6 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1958)
7 ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)
8 IN COLD BLOOD (1967)
9 CRY IN THE DARK, A (1988)
10 JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961)
1 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
2 BEN-HUR (1959)
3 SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
4 GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5 SPARTACUS (1960)
6 TITANIC (1997)
7 ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
8 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
9 REDS (1981)
10 TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (1956)
Were you able to guess the #1 in each catagory? I did! There's only about a half dozen in this list I haven't seen. (Mostly in the "Western" catagory.)
Yesterday my husband overheard someone say, "Oh, just like Steve Mc Queen in The Great Escape". Then he heard a twenty something say, "Who's he?" Wow, the great movies these younger generations have missed!
Go to AFI's website and check out their lists and start having some family classic movie nights!
Labels: AFI's top 10 films lists
Monday, June 16, 2008
Google's New Free 411 Service
State the location (or type in the zip code) and tell the business type you're looking for.
Connect to the business for free.
If you have text messaging them you can text them and they'll text you back with information about the business.
If you have Internet service on your cell phone you can say "Map It" and it will give a map around the business.
Check it out at:
Labels: free 411 for business numbers
A Photo Collage That Makes Moving Fun
Prior to a move a family photographed their favorite spots in the town they were leaving having fun reminiscing about their experiences at different places. When they got home they used their photos to make a collage creating a "search and find" puzzle with questions that was sent to friends and family. They challenged them to contact them with answer's to the puzzle's questions. With the new contact information included, it also served as a change-of-address form too. The Paz Family - Chicago, Illinois
I like this idea even just to make a scrapbook memory album of a place you lived. Oh, how I wish I had taken photos of my hometown growing up. It would have been wonderful to have had those old photos to see how it was back then. This is something your kids can do now!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Clear Out the Gunk!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Chickin Feed" Your Kids
The Chickin Feed Tracking Board is a simple way to help parents and children keep track of what they NEED versus what they've HAD each day. It's Simple, Fun and Effective!
To find out more go to:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
10 Flowers That Thrive In Summer Heat
1. BLACK-EYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia)
2. PINCUSHION FLOWER (Scabiosa)
3. AUTUMN SAGE (Salvia greggii)
4. VICTORIA BLUE SAGE, MEALY-CUP SAGE (Salvia farinacea 'Victoria')
5. HOMESTEAD VERBENA (Verbena canadensis 'Homestead purple')
6. STELLA DE ORO DAYLILY (Hemerocallis x 'Stella de Oro')
7. PINK SKULLCAP (Scutellaria suffrutescens)
8. BLACKFOOT DAISY ( Melampodium leucanthum)
9. NEW GOLD LANTANA (Lantana x 'New Gold')
10. DWARF MEXICAN PETUNIA (Ruellia brittoniana)
To read more about these and see pictures of the flowers go to:
Monday, June 09, 2008
Saving on Groceries
Here are some articles and websites to help you start saving on your grocery bill.
(I haven't used any of these websites so I can't attest to them.)
First - to find lots of grocery coupons "Google" - Grocery coupons free
Some stores are giving 10 percent bonus to people who use their stimulus checks to buy their store’s gift cards. See the following article:
(Scroll down and on the left side column click on where it says Groceries and Food)
Labels: grocery coupons
Friday, June 06, 2008
Schwan's Home Delivery Foods
You can of course order from them online at: http://www.schwans.com/
Their toll free # is:1-888-SCHWANS (724-9267)
You can go online (enter your zip code) or call them up to see if they have delivery in your area.
Please share your comments below if you use this company.
Some comments that have come in that were emailed to me:
"We use them all the time. Their food is top quality and everything is guaranteed. They come every other week for us and you can get a small discount if you e-mail your order in advance. However, if you don’t have time to e-mail you can just wait until the salesman arrives, he usually has most everything on the truck. Their ice-cream is wonderful! They also have individual frozen meals that I like to take to work for my lunch. You pay a little more for their products, but I can attest that we have used them for 20 years and they are excellent and there is no waste."
Sandra W. Mauney
"I buy from Schwan's every two weeks. Their food is always good, their vegetables are the best tasting, and their return policy is excellent (if you buy something you find you don't like)." Also from this reader when I said I'm going to place an order when I have some freezer space: "I know what you mean about finding space in the freezer!! Many of the Schwan products come in boxes and I take those out of the boxes and put the wrapped food into the freezer, cut out the directions and put them on the side of the freezer."
"I live in Hot Springs AR. I used Schwanns for years about 20 years ago when I worked a lot and at odd hours. It is super, my husband loved the ice cream. The drivers were always great and reliable. The food was better and better as they branched out to varieties of all kinds." Good idea, thanks Peace Martha
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Pay Cash for Gas and Save
So . . . something you might want to be on the lookout for in your area.
Oh and the attendant [Yes, you read that right, we don't pump our on gas in NJ. You know us when we come to your state and we don't know what we're doing! LOL : ) ] said they've been doing it for the past 3 weeks.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
AFI's 10 TOP 10
Tuesday, June 17th at 8pm - A CBS Television Event
To see the list of hosts and who the featured interviews are with go to:
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Coupon Codes for Discounts on Online Shopping
If you shop online check this out, before you check out and save it to your favorites.
(Thanks to my brother John, for passing this one along.)