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    Posted on January 17th, 2013 Pam 1 comment

    Procrastination, we all do it, but did you know that most of the things that we usually postpone can be accomplished in less than a minute?

    Here are my top 10:
    1. Untie my shoes before taking them off
    2. Floss my teeth
    3. Take out the garbage
    4. Pay a bill
    5. Return a phone call or email
    6. Water the house plants
    7. Make a grocery list
    8. Read an motivating thought
    9. Do a good deed.
    10. Smile
    Don’t get me wrong, I do these things but not as quickly as I should.

    Do you have some to add to this list?
    Comment with your top 10.


    Posted on January 12th, 2013 Pam No comments

    Before you act, listen
    Before you react, think
    Before you spend, earn
    Before you criticize, wait
    Before you pray, forgive
    Before you quit, try
    –Earnest Hemingway

    We cannot become what we need to by remaining what we are.
    –Ariene Quinn

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…
    it’s about learning to catch the rain!


    Posted on January 3rd, 2013 Pam No comments

    I saw this on a bumper sticker yesterday.
    Have you feed your kids today? Thank a farmer.

    I saw this on TV yesterday.
    ‘No Farmers, No Food’

    Farmers work hard to bring food to you.
    They love what they do.
    Thank them for it.


    Posted on December 16th, 2011 Pam No comments

    I am probably the last person in Idaho that has brought in my flower pots. It is never a good idea to leave them outside all winter. Especially if they are the costly terracotta pots. They can break down over winter from freezing and thawing and eventually deteriorate into a pile of expensive red clay. The best solution is to empty the soil onto a compost pile, or place it on the garden. Then move the pots into the basement or garage.

    The earlier that these are brought in the better. I tend to procrastinate because maybe the flowers are still blooming, or something else needs to be done first. But, if these are cleaned up and put away before the snow flies, the pots will be much happier and last much longer.

    How about this idea? Put up the Christmas lights the same day as the pots are put away. You know, when it is still warm outside and before the snow is on the ground. Something for me to work on next year.

    It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.


    Posted on January 12th, 2011 Pam No comments

    I got these from a good friend and something to think about.

    Do unto others at least a little better than you expect them to do unto you.
    –Michael Patrick

    Don’t expect to find life worth living, make it that way.

    See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.
    –Pope John XXIII

    Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
    –Edgar Watson Howe

    Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
    –Mark Twain

    That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
    –Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We have two ears, but only one mouth, so that we may listen more and talk less.
    –Zeno (300 B.C. pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of southern Italy)

    Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
    –Soren Kierbegaard, (1813 – 1855 a Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author)

    Time is the most valuable gift one can give.
    –Theophrastus (300 B.C. a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor of Aristotle)

    If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
    –Mother Teresa

    Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.
    –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (a German writer and polymath)

    Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who’ll never find out.
    –Frank A. Clark

    Never be haughty to the humble. Never be humble to the haughty.
    –Jefferson Davis

    It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtures.
    –Abraham Lincoln

    Let people learn of your sterling qualities without your help.
    –Judith Martin (Miss Manners)

    The great thing in this world is not where you stand, but in what direction you are moving.
    –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Don’t part with your dreams. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
    –Mark Twain

    Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.
    –St. Thomas of Sales (Colonial period 1600)


    Posted on January 1st, 2011 Pam No comments

    Wow !! I can’t believe another year has passed and time again for my New Years Resolutions.

    Well, my resolutions are not like everyone else’s resolutions. You know–like losing weight, reading more, spending more time with friends and relatives, keeping a cleaner house, getting organized, reducing the size of my ‘to do’ list, learning to cook, keeping up with my bills, saving money, getting out of debt, learn something new, eating better and exercising more. OHHH I guess they are. These are my resolutions, but they are also the most popular resolutions.

    Most people don’t stay with their resolutions, sources say they barely last a week.
    So here are a few hints to help us be more successful.

    1. Start small. A habit is created by repeating it for at least 21 days.

    2. Pick out two to three resolutions, rather than 10 or 12.

    3. Make the resolution fun, yes fun. Be creative.

    4. Be specific.

    5. Break up the resolution into small chunks, then you have more successes and can see more progress.

    6. Set a time to complete a goal or a portion of the goal.

    7. Tell others about your goals, they will help keep you on track.

    8. Mark them on a calendar, visual reminders and successes look good on the calendar. For example, a red star for exercising, yellow star for keeping house clean, green star for saving money.

    9. Make at least one of your resolutions a very easy one.

    10. Reward yourself, but not with sweets !!!!!!!


    Posted on December 24th, 2010 Pam 1 comment

    Today is Christmas Eve, a day we prepare for tomorrow, to honor Christ by celebrating His birth. But it is also my Dad’s birthday. For my Dad’s birthday we would get together and have cake and ice cream. Kathy would bring him peanut clusters, he would enjoy them for weeks to come.

    My Dad would tell us he was born in a manger, we always had a good laugh at that. It was a very, very cold winter the year he was born, his family lived in a very primitive house in the middle of a field. They made a bed for him next to his Mother and put plenty of firewood in the house. They moved his Mother’s bed near the stove so she could feed the fire easier.

    From this picture, you can tell he loved what he did. He enjoyed farming and raising cows. I never heard him or my Mother complain that they were tired or bored, they just worked hard day in and day out. That was the way they were raised.