Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a most Blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Morgan Clan.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I got this and just had to share it!

Holidays 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant foreign factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This
year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in foreign produced wrapping paper?

Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some
health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down
the Benjamins on a foreign made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift
certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this
isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre? Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing
local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand
foreign-made lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of
light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of
bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, this holiday season is no longer about draining American pockets so
that foreign countries can build another glittering city. This holiday
season is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses
to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other
Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us
in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American tradition.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion
groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other,
and isn't that what being an American is about?



Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantastic Friday

Please head over to my homeschooling blog to see pictures of Bri on Halloween.  The link is on my sidebar.

We are working on bracelets today.  Bri wanted to make them for her friends for Christmas.  She needs to make some to finish her Craft badge for American Heritage Girls.  Hopefully, I will have pictures on Monday.

Spent a great deal of time in bed yesterday.  I wasn't feeling good.  I think it was the temperature change.  We dropped into the 30's last night.  It is only 61 now.  I know, all my friends up North will roll their eyes.  But it has been in the 80's.  Too much of a drop for me.  Makes my tailbone ache.

I need to get back to my crochet-a-long.  Haven't touched it in weeks.

Well, I need to feed a very hungry child.  Take care and have a wonderful day.  God Bless.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I love living near the water!

This isn't a great picture, but this is my view from the steps to my apartment.  The stairs are being scraped to be painted.  I love to sit here and watch the seabirds, fish jumping, boats go by, and a surprizing dolphin now and again.  The salty smelling air is most agreeable.  There is a boat marina behind us.  So I like to watch the boats come and go.  My favorite thing is the pelicans that perch on the posts from the old dock that Ike wiped out.  They are an odd creature.  I spend lots of time out on our walk way.  Bri likes to bring out a blanket and do her school work outside.

I am using Bioslim.  I started it in Sept.  I have lost around 13 pounds and lots of inches.  I also changed from Synthyroid to Amour.  What a change.  I feel more like what I did before having thyroid dysfunction. 

George works lots of hours and some Saturdays.  I miss him alot now.  But we do lots of things when he is off.  I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder.  LOL 

I will get more pictures and post more often now that I have my internet back.

Have a wonderful night and God Bless!