Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful, relaxing day today!

It is fairly gloomy here today, so I think we are going to stick to the inside of the house today.

Have a good one!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Web Hosting Woes

If you have ever thought about having your own web site for your business or just for your personal entertainment, you need to think about web hosting. Web hosting can be very complicated, and I am certainly not the expert in this area! There are so many aspects to take into consideration when you are looking to choose the right web hosting company.

Some of the aspects to take into consideration are:

Do you get a free domain name? How is the technical support? How much traffic are you allowed? How much space do you receive? What about databases, what kind do you get? And definitely think about what kind of web builder you receive with it, or is it compatible to what you usually use?

I found a wonderful site that can help you with all of these questions on web hosting. It is called Web Hosting Geeks. They review almost any web hosting site you could possibly find.

If you are looking for the best blog hosting sites, they can help you with this. If you are just concerned about the cheapest web hosting, they have this also! Like I said before, there are so many aspects to think about when you want to choose a web hosting company, Web Hosting Geeks can help you sort out all of these issues!

Anyone Like Lobster?

Anyone out there like or love lobster? I do, and always have. I had a very good family friend when I was growing up that used to bring me back a live lobster every year when he went to Maine. I thought this was the greatest gift ever!

Well, my husband is on his way back from Maine right at this moment, and he has a cooler full of lobster for me!!! I am just so excited, I can't keep my self contained! I just had to tell someone about it. I'm sure you guys think I am crazy, but there is nothing like a fresh lobster straight from the Maine coast.

The rock lobster that you get in restaurants just don't compare to fresh Maine lobster. Even if the restaurant has a live "Maine Lobster" in their tank, it still doesn't taste the same...It has been sitting in their tank full of their local water for god knows how long!!!

Enough of my ramblings on lobster, I need to get going and get ready to greet my lobster, I mean my husband!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Charter Cable Contest

Charter Cable has done it again! They have come up with another awesome contest for everyone to participate in! No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. They are giving away a grand prize of $5000. worth of gift cards, and weekly prizes of $1000. worth of gift cards.

If you are a current customer or a new customer to Charter Cable, anything ordered online on will automatically be entered into the contest also! Charter's Free Gift Card Sweepstakes is running throughout the month of May.

Last month I wrote about Charter’s HDTV a day give away. Charter Cable is becoming quite popular since they have done all of these contests! In the past they have given away Xbox 360 game systems, laptops, and even a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid.

In this new contest winners can mix and match their gift cards in $500.00 increments to their favorite stores, such as Sears, Home Depot, Bass Pro Shops, and more!

With so much going on at Charter Cable, it may be difficult to keep up with them, unless you FollowCharter on Twitter. I wish I had been following them a little while ago… We just switched our cable service, since we had a problem with the customer service of a certain company! Nothing lost though, since I can still enter their contest without buying anything!

Murphy's New Home

Murphy has definitely found a new home. The couple ended up being the right fit, and they took Murphy home the other night. They have been staying in close contact with us, letting us know how Murphy has done. She seemed sad the first day, and didn't seem to want to do too much, but then once they brought her outside with them, she ran around the house all day.

That sounds like the Murphy I know! I am so glad it is working out for her, she really is a sweet dog, she is just meant to be an only dog!

We let the couple know, if there are any problems with Murphy to let us know and we will take her back. They totally agreed to this.

I will keep you guys posted if anything else arises!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dust Off Your Bicycle!

Now that spring is here, many people are thinking about getting their bicycles out and dusting them off. I know I need to. I need to lose weight, and riding my bike will hopefully help to achieve that goal! ( I need all the help I can get in this category!)

I came across this site the other day that sells bicycle parts, so if you are in the need of bicycle pedals, or any other part, Sage Cycles is the place to visit! They also have just about any kind of accessory or apparel you could possibly want as well! Go ahead and check out (a subsidiary of Sage Cycles)

Everyone Wants Murphy!

Of course now that we finally have a family that is quite interested in Murphy, everyone seems to be coming out of the woodwork!

I just got a call from my ex husband, stating that one of his friends may be interested in her after all. Apparently his girlfriend became sweet on the idea of adding another boxer to their home, and can't get the idea out of her head now.

I told him I was sorry, but there was a family interested, they were coming tonight to meet her, but if it didn't work out, I would send his friend a picture of her.

I am just glad that we have more than one option, so she will go to a good, caring home. I will make sure of that! She needs to be in a home where she can get all the spoiling she desires!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Found A New Investment Advisory Service!

My husband and I have been discussing getting into the stock market lately, since the market has been so low. Neither one of us has invested previously, except for our 401K accounts. It is a little nerve racking trying to figure everything out, and understanding all the investment lingo. So in my searching, I came across this site that helped me immensely and is an investment advisory service, so I will review it for you!

Their name is Wicked Profits, and their site is very informative.

They have a FAQ section that answered most of my questions. Some of my questions were, “how long have they been in business, how do I learn about stock index options, do they use stop loss orders, and what is auto trading?”

The short answers to my questions were:

They have been in business since 2000.

They give you specific instructions on how to enter their recommendations. Their member area will give us all the information we need to know. And we don’t need to know everything about trading in order to make a profit!

Yes, stop loss orders are used. (whew, that is a good thing!)

Auto trading is a service offered in conjunction with something called optionsXpress. With every recommendation that Wicked Profits makes, optionsXpress will enter these orders (recommendations) automatically for you.

There are so many more questions that are answered in their FAQ section, that you just have to read it yourself! also has a section where you can view their annual returns since 2000. This section definitely put my mind at ease!

Murphy May Have A Home

We may have a home for Murphy Brown to go to! There is a couple interested in adopting Murphy from us, and they live on a dairy farm, not to far away from us!

I am so excited about this, I hope it works out, for us and for Murphy! They sound excited as well, and one good thing is they don't have kids... I don't have to worry about her nipping anymore children!

I will write more about this when I get more information from my husband on the people!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Best Of Time Rolex Watches

For some reason I was thinking today about my husband’s trip to China a few years ago. When he came back, he had a lot of gifts with him, since the currency exchange was so good. One of his gifts was a “Rolex watch” that he bought from a street vendor. Of course this wasn’t a real Rolex watch, but it certainly would pass for one if you were a novice! It was absolutely beautiful, and fortunately for me it lasted a long time. So, I started surfing the web for Rolex watches and came across this site that offers considerable discounts on their stock.

Their link is They have limited quantities of each of the Rolex watches they sell, and they are an independent dealer of new and used Rolex watches. This is part of the reason why they can sell at such a discounted rate. are also members of the Better Business Bureau, so you can definitely trust them!

Blog Surfing Again

Today is a hot day, I should be outside with the baby enjoying the 80 degree weather we are having. Instead I am inside on the computer, since the baby is down taking a nap. So, I decided to do my usual blog surfing today when I came across this blog that caught my eye. It caught my eye, because it is a lot like my blog here.

It is called Adrian’s Blog and it is full of information, about anything and everything. You can learn about titanium rings, fireants, and SEO techniques. Adrian describes it as where you can find useful information about technology development, marketing, research and opinions. I found myself surfing deeper and deeper within his blog reading his posts. They really are useful!

He even wrote a heart warming post about how he went through his wife’s pregnancy with her, and how he supported her. Sounds like he is a very caring soul! Visit his blog and check it out for yourself! Find Solutions in Adrian's Blog

Monday, April 27, 2009

Another Family Rant

This weekend was a beautiful weekend here in the north country! What do you think my daughter was doing most of the time... sitting in front of the tv. So, I told her to shut the tv off, and get outside to help us clean up the yard.

She wasn't too happy, but she did it anyways. Turns out that my daughter is lazy. I am not saying that I am really motivated, but I am definitely more motivated than my daughter.

I asked her to go get me an ice water, literally to fill my water jug with ice water, her response was, "here, just take mine."

No, I don't want to take yours! Go get me my own ice water please! What the heck...
I would never have dreamed in a million years to talk to my dad or mom like that! If they had asked me to do something, I did it!

This is pretty tough, because I have joint custody with my ex husband, so she is with both of us 1/2 the time. My ex husband and his family spoil the hell out of her, and never make her do anything... His mother comes in and does all the cleaning and laundry for him. It is pretty sickening... and I can't do a darn thing about it.

It makes me so angry though, because my daughter is turning into the exact opposite of what she should be, a self sufficient young lady. She doesn't care about how she looks, how her hair is. I constantly nag her during the day to straighten herself up, brush her hair, etc...

I feel like I am in a losing battle.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Time For Spring Cleaning!

My husband can be a sucker at times. Especially when it comes to his family, he can’t seem to tell them no. We have probably what some people might call a gentleman’s farm. We don’t have animals, except for our dogs, but the previous owner had horses at one time. We have two big barns on the property along with about 9 acres.

Needless to say, all of my husband’s relatives seem to think they can use our barns as their storage facilities. One of our barns’ attic is full of just crap from his family. I think our stuff is just taking up maybe a 10x 10 square. When his grandmother passed away, all of her stuff migrated to our barn as well.

It is time to do some spring cleaning, and get rid of this stuff. We need to call someone who does Junk Hauling. I know some Demolition Companies tend to usually do that sort of thing. I wish we lived in California, because I found this really great company that does Junk Removal in San Diego.

If anyone is in the market for junk removal, and they are in the San Diego area, just check them out!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Missed Earth Day!

I missed Earth Day! When my daughter called me last night she reminded me that it was Earth Day. I feel horrible that I forgot. So today I got online and started reading blogs that had entries about Earth Day and found this interesting one. The blog is called Myxitup. It is pretty close to what my blog is, a little bit of everything!

Myx-It-Up blogged about Earth Day yesterday and made some very interesting points on reducing our carbon footprints. If we have a carbon free future, based on renewable energy, this will end our dependency on fossil fuels. If that happened, no more price wars for gas!!!!

In order for this to happen we need everyone to commit to it. If we created a green economy, that would create so many more jobs for everyone. It might lift us out of this economic slump!

Next year is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Lets make it a good one, and be greener than we are today!

Problem With Murphy

I have a new dilemma in my life now! My middle dog, Murphy Brown (pure bred female boxer) just nipped my youngest daughter yesterday.

I am fit to be tied about this. I am so upset, I really thought she would work out with us! Unfortunately for Murphy, my priority lies with my daughter before her. Needless to say, I need to find a home for Murphy now. She really is a loving and fun dog to have. She loves to be with you, loves to snuggle too. She would be perfect for a family without small children that like to climb on animals! Before any one lambastes me for letting a child climb on my dog, I want to remind you that she is a baby... not even 2 years old yet. There is only so much a 19 month old understands about life! That is the only issue we have had with her, besides the fact that she loves, no in fact she demands attention.

This will work out, I have faith, some how this will work out for the better.