Monday, December 31, 2007

On a scale of 1 to 10....

You Had a Fantastic Year!

Compared to most years, last year was definitely great.
Overall, you're living a much better life than you were twelve months ago.
And nothing is a better mark of a good year.
Here's to hoping next year is even better!


What?! No Garnish?

The Recipe For KTreva

3 parts Rebellion
2 parts Intensity
1 part Vitality

Splash of Giddiness

Sip slowly on the beach


Friday, December 28, 2007

I have evolved!!

I have been a Slithering Reptile with TTLB for a very long time long in fact, I seldom ever check my Ecosystem status, but today....for whatever reason I looked at it.

I am now an Adorable Little Rodent!! Yay!! I've grown legs!


Friday, December 21, 2007

I think it's a little high

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 65%

You have a lot of Christmas spirit, and it's evident to most people who know you.
You love most things Christmas, and you do your best to make sure everyone has a great holiday.

While you like the more commercial aspects of Christmas, you truly know what the spirit of Christmas is about.
You're all about giving, being kind, and sharing the spirit of Christmas with everyone you know.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's ALIVE!!

I can't believe it!! She's back!!

My blogdaughter is posting again!!

Now excuse me while I go and post comments to her about abandoning everyone!


WTF Wednesday

Obviously this guy is speaking from experience!


Monday, December 17, 2007

Dad gives the smackdown!

With Christmas right around the corner, we are all quite aware of the craze that is Guitar Hero III and the Nintendo Wii.

Let me tell you, I would do EXACTLY the same thing this Dad did if I found out Boopie did this!

Dad sells son's $90 video game online for more than $9000.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Harleydays!



Thursday, December 13, 2007


Glow in the dark cats.

All I can think of is "Well, if the lights go out..."


I am not alone!

I just love the fact that other people look for WTF items. Apparently the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch held a contest for the Wackiest Warning Labels!

Here was the Grand Prize Winner!!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WTF Wednesday

My husband likes to tell me that everything is better with bacon....

I'm not so sure in this case!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Quizzes

You Should Have a Gold Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of optimism and wealth.
You definitely have a generous spirit, and you give a lot during the holiday season.

You really go over the top for Christmas. Everyone on your list gets a great gift.
Even if you don't have a lot of money during the holidays, it's the one time you pretend like you do.

Your gold tree would look great with: All kinds of metallic decorations

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: Miracle on 34th St

What you should bake for Santa: A ton of cookies, cupcakes, and candy. You would enjoy spoiling him.

You Know a Lot About Christmas

You got 10/10 correct

You know tons about the history and traditions surrounding Christmas.
When you celebrate the holidays, you never forget their true meaning - or all the little fun details.

Random Christmas fact: December 25th was not celebrated as the birthday of Christ until the year AD 440.

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about celebration. You enjoy all the fun and fellowship that the holidays bring.

You celebrate the holidays in a offbeat style. You believe the holidays are for doing whatever you feel like - and some of your "traditions" are pretty wacky.

During the holidays, you like to feel cozy and comfortable. You're happy to stay inside with a roaring fire and a warm drink.

You think the holidays should be comforting and relaxing. You don't like the holiday rush... you just like the simple pleasure of the holidays.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Highland Garden of Memories is disrespectful to the dead.

If you need to bury a loved one heed this warning: Don't purchase plots at Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere, Illinois. It's at the corner of IL route 76 and Squaw Prairie Road. If you do have to deal with them, make sure you are real clear on the details and expect to be lied to.

As some of you may be aware, my husbands Grandmother passed away last Thursday after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease among many other illnesses. Grandma had pre planned most of her funeral arrangements with Fitzgerald Funeral Home. They were wonderful to the entire family, and everything was beautiful and went according to plan. Until we arrived at the Highland Garden of Memories cemetery (where Grandma had her burial plot next to Grandpa) in Belvidere Illinois for graveside services and burial.

Every person who came was under the impression that Grandma would be buried. Every person was confused when we were led into an on site chapel. When the person working at the cemetery was questioned, the only answer he would give was "it's too dark for them to do the work so they were going to do it the next day" and that "the workers had already gone home". What?!?! Seriously, 3:30 PM is too DARK to work outside?? 'Angry' doesn't begin to describe the emotions that went through each and every one of us.

I don't know about anyone else, but the purpose for the graveside services is to create a closure for the family. Most of our family didn't receive this closure because of the inappropriate, uncaring, and indifferent attitude of the cemetery supervisor. Today when my Husband and I returned for the internment with some of his family and the funeral home, we requested a written apology.... and were told "I said I was sorry yesterday".

So many ways to cause him pain went through my head at that moment.

I couldn't BELIEVE he just didn't get it.

Contagion and I feel that this type of behavior cannot be tolerated, and are both outraged by the events. He has a post up regarding Highland Garden of Memories as well, with a few more details. Hopefully our words will strike home to someone and things like this wont happen to anyone else.