Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!!!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and sc reamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep, was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arm and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stores closing

I copied this from a Mommy group's message board, but I wanted to pass it on to you all.

Stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between October 2008 and January 2009.


Circuit City stores... most recent (? how many )

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shut down

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide

Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

Cache will close all stores

Talbots closing down ALL stores

J. Jill closing all stores

GAP closing 85 stores

Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

Wickes Furniture closing down

Levitz closing down remaining stores

Bombay closing remaining stores

Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.

Whitehall closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)

Macys to close 9 stores after January

Linens and Things closing all stores

Movie Galley Closing all stores

Pacific Sunware closing stores

Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores

JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

Wilson Leather closing down all stores

Sharper Image closing down all stores

K B Toys closing 356 stores

Loews to close down some stores

Dillard's to close some stores.


$1.97 for Gas!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Check out the crockpot link i have on the right. She did a 9.5 lb turkey in her crockpot. I copied more recipes to try. I also tried the one anne commented on my blog and it was yum!

Yay we did it

We had a date night. We went to see a movie. We saw Bolt. It was cute and pretty good. We both laughed and enjoyed it. Love the California pigeons or the NY ones. I really want a toy hamster in a ball. Not a real one, then I would have to take care of it so a toy would be fine.
We went to dinner after. Went to Izzys steak house near our house. We would not take Katie there so it was a good choice and was pretty good.
Then we went to yogurt shack and had frozen yogurt. You pick a flavor out of 6 flavors and put as much as you want in a cup and then what ever toppings you want. (they have lots) The catch is they charge by weight. It was good so who cares.
When we got home, Katie cried when I tried to take her from Grandma Sue. Here they are when I came home.

Thanks grandma Sue for watching her. Katie was good for grandma. She ate some peas and carrots and apples and played.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Elf on a Shelf

This is so cute. Now I just need and elf for next year and can start this tradition with Katie. She won't understand it for a while but its so cute.

Its on our wishlist

Friday, November 21, 2008


yay, gas is getting lower here. It is 50% less than in summer. $2.09 today. I am busy so not updating much, other things have priority. I guess there are people checking the totsite all the time as it says 105 visits in the last 24 hours!! Wow. Hope everyone is doing xmas shopping. I will but have note gotten much done. Sorry not posting much but will put more pictures up soon. Videos and Katies 6 month pictures I got taken last month and have not sent out. She is 7 months in the 26th. Drop me a message and say hello

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So with my not sleeping so well the last few nights, (darn full moon) I have been catching up on reading on the computer. Reading other peoples blogs and sites. Tonight I am reading one that I have on a link on the right of my blog. A year of crock potting. She has some great recipes on there and I can get these done easier it seems then cooking later in the day. So take a look at the link. I have gone way back to older posts from I dont know what month but I like it. Now I am tired enough to try to sleep. (wish me luck)
Let me know if you try an of these recipes or have one of your own.

Monday, November 10, 2008

This is one of the videos while Grandma Anne was here. It was warm so we had lunch outside one day. Nice weather while Grandma Anne and grandpa Dan were here!!!

Last night I started making this noise. Neat huh!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wow, finally

Yes the little things get me excited. Gas is at $2.53 a gallon here, yay

Thursday, November 06, 2008


More to come but probably on the totsite.