January 2008

I am trying to get this category on the side bar…. we’ll see. 

Yesterday I got several books from Amazon.  The one I am reading now is Volume III (actually book 6 – but the author is dividing the series into trilogies.  The author is Robert Newcomb and the book is Rise of the Blood RoyalI really like the fantasy genre.  Especially when the series has 10 or more books in it.  Like Terry Goodkind’s books.

Volume III of the Destinies of Blood and Stone (The Destinies of Blood and Stone)


It is called Clean&Shield.  I saw this stuff advertised on a news channel one day and had to try it.  You won’t believe how it cleans AND puts a shield to protect the surface.  I used the Glass Care on my black stove top and it actually makes clean up so much easier.  I used it on the glass doors of the tv cabinet and no more fingerprints from the boys getting to the wii all day.  I usethe Bathroom Care in the shower and it just melted the soap scum!  I am so amazed.  I have cleaned houses for years and when I think of all of the cleanser/bleach mixtures I have made to do what this stuff does…….  No odors, no skin burning.  It states that it is user friendly and I believe it!  It is free of chlorine bleach, phosphates, ammonia and harsh acids or alkalis.  I admit that for glass, I had to do a bit more rubbing to get it non-streak – but it was well worth the effort.  The news ad I saw said that it was only available at Albertsons.  That is where I got mine.  But the link I put here takes you to the site and it costs the same as at the store – with shipping, a bit more.  But I don’t think that it is an extreme price to pay for what I got. 

Yesterday was Basketball Day for our family.  Luke had 4 games with his school and Leavi had one game at night with the YMCA.  We had a quality day with each boy.  Also, at Leavi’s game, I had the pleasure of watching one of my FAV families….. they were laughing and sharing.  I love going to sport functions with my boys…. soccer, baseball and basketball.  The family times are so great to see…. I love watching the small children who are not old enough, yet, playing in groups on their own….. Of course, our own family time is great, too.  I cherish the times with my kids, they are so fleeting at times.  The kids grow up too fast some days, and other days I wonder if bedtime will ever come.  Since I have 2 grown daughters, I look back and wish I could have more days with them.  Now they are too busy in their own lives but that is good.  I remember the days I had with them as babies, toddles, school days……… the awful teenage confrontations…. but that all has passed and they are beautiful, independent and smart adults now.  Knowing how fast the days of youth are spent, I think I treasure the boys childhoods even more.  I can hardly wait some days for them to grow up and get their own lives – and, yet,  I wish I could keep them here with me longer.  I look forward to seeing the men they will become.  And I do not take that job of getting them there lightly.

Ok, I got tagged for this meme by Talina.  It is for garbage disposal tips.  My tip is to put citrus peels in the disposal once a week and turn the disposal on for a few seconds to grind the peels. 

I am tagging Nicole.  I would tag someone else, but I do not know of any more for now.

Instructions for this meme:

Write your tip(s) with a link to who sent the meme to you, along with the instructions. They are better if they are your own discovery, or not widely known. Still, tips that make a difference to you are all good, post your tips in your blog and after your tips, you will want to tag some friends.

I was saddened today that Heath Ledger was found dead.  He was too young and had too many promises to keep to himself and his daughter.  I was, also, very sad when Anna Nicole was found dead.  She, too, had promises to keep with her daughter.  Her autopsy showed that had she seen a dr for the wound on her butt, she would have lived and had the chance to clean up and recover from her son’s death so she could have been here for Danielle.  I am curious to hear about the autopsy report for Heath. 

On the upside of my day….. I got to see a very FAV of mine and we got to plan our trip to the Arabian Horse Show in Phoenix next month.  Last year we were so busy that we didn’t really eat for two days.  This year, we are taking food with us.  Food that we do not have to cook and we will eat it on paper plates!  We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful Arabs!  Maybe I can find some kind of fairy on a horse at the show, too 🙂

What are widgets, rss, css and how do I put a pic into a comment left for someone else?  I am very new to blogs, other than reading and leaving an occasional comment.  Anyone who can help me, would be very appreciated.


This is my first attempt at a blog.  I like fairies and horses.

This is Ruskie, my 10 yr old Arabian gelding