Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Some Marvelous Places I've Been to on the Web

I came across this website where you can shop till you drop. The best part of it is, is that you can own a mall to shop in AND it's totally free to sign up to. There are no letters later asking you to pay to be part of the company. You'll get plenty of letters from them but nothing asking for money. The only time you spend money is when you shop for yourself. Can you believe it. I just love going into it to look around since I can't afford to buy from any of the shops yet. There are shops with software and hardware. There are shops where you can get the most gorgeous jewelry. Do you need those special clothes for the summer, here's the place. I took a quick look through the sports shops and was amazed at the stuff that you can get there. In fact, I think you can even buy a kitchen sink there. Just click on the title of this page and you will find My Power Mall. Seriously that's the name of the website.
If you like chatting I'd recommend Skype, it's an IM that you can talk with your friends and I mean talk. Just think of it -- no more long distant phone bills - wouldn't that be awesome? All you need is a mic $20.00CAD or a headset that starts at about $50.00CAD. I just love it. I've chatted with people from all over the world. I can't wait to get a headset. By the way, this is a totally free sign-up too.
Here's another IM that I'm signed into, it's a 3D IM setup and you get to make yourself look like anything you want. It's called IMVU. Here I've enjoyed chats just for fun.
I've signed up as an affiliate with webbusinesswizard and got some very good advise from JDD's publishing. This also is a free sign-up and you have the choice of buying some more of his writings. Nothing is asked for the free papers and I've enjoyed the advise he has in his papers.
To see any one of the sites just click on the name and you'll be there.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wasted Things ---- Mainly Money

Why is the cost of gas so high?
Why do retired politicians get so much money?
The first I really don't understand since there are oil wells capped off in Alberta. There shouldn't be a supply-demand imbalance in Canada.
So that leaves the question of the politicians.
Here again I don't understand why someone who did very little but suck up the resources of our country or province should get a retirement income that exceeds most people's 3 to 5 year total income. I know people trying to live on less than $1000/month that has been ruled by these same politicians as a sufficient income for the handicapped.

comments more than welcome

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My week with my grandsons

I had a wonderful week with my daughters and grandsons, the son-in-law was there too. Ouch, that sounded bad but you know how it is. Acctually my son-in-law and I get along quite well, we always have. I have a problem with the way he is with the kids but what can I expect when he didn't have a father figure in his life.
This is a picture of my oldest daughter, Caroline and her oldest son,Logan. It's relax time after work. Lucky girl she has her sister living with her to help with the kids and housework.

This is a picture of John and Brandon, my youngest grandson. Incidentally, John is Brandon and Logan's father.
Although my daughter and I butted heads over nothing more than we are too alike to get along all the time.
Logan and Brandon had some wonderful days in the back yard or in mud puddles in the drive way. The drive way is usually off limits for the boys but Karen and I made sure we stood guard against the boys from getting onto the highway or cars coming down the drive and hurting a little body.
One day a family friend stopped by with his dog so the boys had fun throwing a ball for her and basically running from. It was so much fun watching them and trying to get some pictures of them running around.

I have recently joined this marvelous site where you can advertise for free, meet all these wonderful people. You should see it. Just use the url at the top of this page and see for yourself what I'm talking about.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Places I want to see when I get to the British Isles

You know I thought of what I'd do if I had $1000000. I'd thought about all the trivialities like buying houses and cars, etc. Then I decided I really wanted to visit the British Isles so here are the "Top 5" spots I'd visit while I was there.

I would go to Scotland and visit Dundee. While there I'd have lunch on the HMS Frigate that was originally named the Unicorn. The Unicorn is 150 feet long and armed with 46 guns. This is the oldest British built warship afloat and was launched in 1824. Since it was a relatively quiet time in the British history the frigate was 'roofed' and not need for any wars. When it was needed steam had rendered sails next to useless and was taken to Scotland where it is used as a tourist attraction. Dundee was the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Lewis Spence, an author. Spence was the authority of folklore and mythology of Central and South America. I would visit Edinbough since I had relatives living there about the time that my grandfather left Scotland.

I would go to England and visit Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, just because of the reputation from Robin Hood and the sheriff of Nottingham. Is there a better reason. I would go to London and visit the Queen, just because it sounds like a good idea. I really want to see Big Ben. Could it be as big as is reputed.

I would like to visit all of Ireland. And since I need that extra punch of luck I really want to kiss the Blarney Stone and Castle. I was always told that I was full of it anyway.

There are so many places that I want to see in all of the Isles that I think that I'd have to spend about 6 months to do it all.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Generally about me

My greatest accomplishments; I am a mother of 2 girls and grandmother of 2 boys. I met my hubby in 1992 and took a while to realize that he was more than my friend.
A couple of years ago I was hit by a coffee truck while I was crossing at a cross walk and scrambled the few marbles in my head to the point of not being able to concentrate for more than a couple of hours on any one task. Boy, knocking your head on pavement sure does a number to your general perception of things, including the people around you.
I enjoy writing, reading and anything that doesn't include that terrible word that starts with an "E". I find that walking with no purpose has no purpose except letting others see that I know how to walk. In my home I have more things to do besides jumping up and down, scrambling around on the floor, and generally twisting myself into knots hurts too much to try again.
I have just recently joined an art group here in Brampton, Ontario. For those of you that don't know where Brampton is - it's now considered part of the Greater Toronto Area. Going to this art group is my form of exercise. I can kind'a draw and am learning to do shades and colors with colored pencil.
To find out more about me and see some pictures of my grandsons just click here and here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

free stuff

You know there really are free sites out there. I joined a site that is most fun. If you click here you'll find it. I think you'll enjoy it as much as I do. I'm going there as soon as I'm done here.
You all have heard of 'GeoCities' by yahoo? I've set up a page there about my kids and mostly about my grandkids. Just click here to see some pics of my grandsons, my cat and my hubby.
Oh yeah, I said that I was going to give you some really free sites, here they are in order, just click on the numbers; 1, 2, 3
There's 3 of them any how. Have fun browsing.

Talk to you all again

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Wouldn't you believe it; my first time blogging and I can't upload a picture of me. I'll have to get my hubby to take a picture so I can put it directly here from the camera.
Where to begin?

I guess at the beginning, sounds good.
I am frustrated because I've been trying to find a job online and everyone of them asks for a credit card to pay for this or that. Yeah, yeah, I know that you can find those 'free to sign up' pages. Guess what?! Read the small print - you have to pay. One example is the mystery shopper. If you sign up for free but you won't be given the addresses of where to go unless you pay to become an executive or some such.
Click here to check this site out and tell me what you think. This is a site that you don't have to put money up front to become a full member of the site.
Here's another sight that's free sign up with.

Try getting credit card with no income.
Have any one of you tried living on $2000 a month. It's hard and you can't afford extras.
Go one step backwards -- I know some who is only 30 with rheumatoid arthritis living on government disability. She gets less than $1000/month. She has to live with her sister and 2 small nephews so that she isn't eating pastas seven days a week. If I were to apply for disability I wouldn't get anything because my hubby gets paid too much. "Too much at $2000/mo"
you say. That's what the government thinks. The government thinks you can live high on the hog with their measly $1000/mo and you should be SOOO happy about it. Can you help it if you were born with a predisposed condition and cannot work? It seems the government thinks that you are living with pain every day of your live to be some kind of pleasurable life.