Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Why some parents get gray hair faster then others.

A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see the bed
nicely made up and everything neat and tidy.Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the pillow. It wasaddressed, "Dad". With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:Dear Dad:It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elopewith my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with you and Mom.I've been finding real passion with Joan and she is so nice. I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, her tight motorcycle clothes and because she is so much older than I am but it's not only the passion, Dad, she's pregnant.Joan says that we are going to be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood, enough for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Joan has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it and trading it with the other people in the commune for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want.In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Joan can get better; she sure deserves it! Don't worry Dad,I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren. Your son, Chad

P. S. Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at Tommy's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the report card that's in my desk drawer. I love you! Call when it is safe for me to come home.

Food for Thought from Simple Truths

"At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive." Often the difference between success and "almost" is very small. The extra degree can make all of the difference. Think of how this could apply in your job, in your marriage, in fitness and health, in education, in your relationship with your children, or in anything else that you do in life. Resolve to apply the extra degree in something today. You might choose to perform an extra act of kindness, or to do a little extra in your job, or to spend another 10 minutes with your kids. You are already doing well - apply the extra degree and transform the hot water into productive steam.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Thank You! Angela and Reed and their adorable children for coming to see me in Provo!

THANK YOU. I LOVED SEEING YOU GUYS and I had a blast!! It's my turn :)

Dusty gettin' props on the other side of the world!

Well, we definitely got some experience this year with this snake breeding thing. We lost 4 baby snakes (they died) and we ended up with 7 males and 3 females. BOOO! The females sell for a lot more than the males. But I think we will still come out OK.

Dusty found this on a site in the UK. Pretty neat. Again, props to Dusty!!

(this is what it says...)

Dusty Rhodes has just recently launched his Suboc website and has some stunning animals ... although the sites not finished yet check out the paint job link ... some real yummies ... site promises to be THE Site for trans Pecos fans ... the bloke certainly knows his stuff !


Also his blogg at has some great features


- That's gone in the favourites! Nice one.

- What a great site, didn't honestly realise there were that many morphs of Trans Pecos.

- oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

More Marriage Tips :)

What can I say? I am all about helping couples today...This is from a company that is a member of the Provo Labs Academy. Stuff worth sharing, so here ya go....

This is only for Utah County (I think) but here is a link for some FREE date ideas. I know that my brothers, husband and DAD may need some help on date ideas. Since you are all cheapos I hope some of these ideas will help you out :)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

5 Simple Steps to Organize Each Day

I read this lady's blog a lot and wanted to share these tips...

5 Simple Steps to Organize Each Day

by Maria Gracia

Start off each day in an organized way, and you'll get more done than you can imagine. Here are 5 simple steps.

1. MAKE A TO DO LIST. Make a list of the things you have to do tomorrow, the evening before. Prioritize and organize each item in the sequence that it should be accomplished. Consolidate similar tasks together. When you wake up in the morning, you'll have a clear-cut guide detailing everything that must be done.

2. BE CAREFUL OF GETTING DIVERTED. Very often, a schedule gets thrown off track due to distraction. If you find that you constantly get off track, get a watch with a timer and set it so it goes off every 30 minutes. Every time it sounds, be sure you're working on what you originally said you would. If you're not, stop what you're doing and get back on schedule. Most distractions are not emergency situations.

3. CALL BEFORE YOU LEAVE. If you have an appointment during the day, always call to confirm before you leave your home or office. This will ensure that the person you're meeting did not forget about the appointment. Also, if there is going to be a long waiting time, perhaps you can do something else first, before you leave.

4. CHECK OFF ITEMS AS YOU COMPLETE THEM. Every time you finish something, cross it off your To Do List. This will give you a sense of accomplishment throughout the day.

5. DO A FINAL CHECK. At the end of the day, take a look at your list. How many items were you able to accomplish? Are there only 1-2 things left undone, or many? If there were just a few undone, simply move them to tomorrow's To Do List. If there were many undone, and you worked diligently on everything all day, then you probably had too many things on your list to begin with. Re-think how much you can possibly do in a given day. Remember, you only have 24 hours, and you should be using a third of those hours to sleep!

by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now!
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Friday, November 03, 2006

Freelance here I come...

I have lots of goals for freelance writing. I have written for school newspapers, my intership and work--things that have been published on the Internet, press releases, papers and magazines. But I have wanted for the longest time to get published in a magazine and eventually books. I practice writing a lot and I have a lot more skills to learn but today I got a boost too keep me going and know that something will happen if I stick to it. The New Era from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought an article of mine! It is a Christmas story so it probably won't be published until next year, but I am WAY excited! I got a letter in the mail with a contract to sign today. This is a minor/major milestone for me with hopefully many more milestones to come!