Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Join the Pepsi Team. Just getting people to register and join the ranks is most important to drive awareness of men's health issues. 1 out of 2 men will get cancer. 50% chance!!!! 1 out of 6 will have prostate cancer. 2nd leading cause of men's cancer related death. The 1st no man ever wants to think about but is just as important. Drive awareness! Join today and spread the word. Options for Facebook, Twitter and email tag lines.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dear Mother Nature...

Please keep your promises.... arrival and departure precipitation is fine with me... keep the middle as you see it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

WEAR PURPLE - Speak out against Bullying - Oct 20th

We may wear purple for just today to show our support to end bullying.. but this should be done every day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Backyard Stone

In order to keep Pigpen, I mean Jacen free, or at least free-er from bringing dirt into the house, we've decided it was time to fill in the dirt area over near the back fence. With Pig-Pen no longer able to roll in the dirt, we should have an easier time cleaning the house with less vacuuming. :P

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Going to Miami

Last minute plan for a quick getaway.... Miami it is! Countdown started!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day

The first time in a long time that I remember having the day off on Columbus Day. One of the small perks for being merged with PepsiCo I guess. Anyway, have a number of errands to do today and the weather looks fantastic. Where were these 80 degree days and sunshine hiding in late August and September?

Did you know?

Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota are the three states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all, though Hawaii and South Dakota mark the day with an alternative holiday or observance. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day, which commemorates the Polynesian discoverers of Hawaii on the same date, the second Monday of October. Though the name change has not ended protest related to the observance of Columbus' discovery. The state government does not treat either Columbus Day or Discoverers' Day as a legal holiday;state, city and county government offices and schools are open for business. South Dakota celebrates the day as officially a state holiday known as "Native American Day" rather than Columbus Day. Nevada does not celebrate Columbus Day as an official holiday; however, the governor is "authorized and requested" by statute to proclaim the day each year. This probably has less to do with any objection to the celebration of the day than the fact that it's relatively close to Nevada Day, and schools and banks can only be closed for so many days. Several other states have removed Columbus Day as a paid holiday for government workers while still maintaining it either as a day of recognition or a legal holiday for other purposes. These include California and Texas. In 2007, Dane County Wisconsin Supervisor Ashok Kumar replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. The city of Berkeley, California has replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day since 1992, a move which has been replicated by several other localities. Two other California cities, Sebastopol and Santa Cruz, now celebrate Indigenous People's Day. South Dakota renamed the holiday "Native American Day". Various tribal governments in Oklahoma designate the day "Native American Day", or name the day after their own tribe. - per Wikipedia

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Movember - Join Us

Please click on this link and join the Pepsi Movember team. No donation necessary, but is also appreciated to help Pepsi raise money for Men's related cancer research. Anything greater than $25 will be matched! More information can be found here :

Friday, October 7, 2011

Positive Outlook

I saw this on a friend's facebook page and thought it was so true.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I feel a frost coming on soon... time to bring in the flowers! And I could almost feel enough chill in my bones this morning thinking it may just be an early winter!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shop for a Dollar

Thought I would take the time to show off a good thing we've found.... saving money. Now, its not like its hundreds or thousands, but the pennies and dollars do add up and make a difference in a monthly budget. The idea is that I am going to walk you through a shopping list of items that we buy and use from a local Dollar Tree, and compare it to a typical brand name product that would normally be bought for a higher price at your typical Walmart, Target, Grocery stores. This can range from cookies and chips, to soap and detergents. Then, rate them based on the following categories : Quality, Size/Amount, Taste(if applicable), and of course, Price! So let my experiment start. You can follow it @ Shop for a Dollar.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1st

Welcome to the 274th day of the year.... only 91 left till the new year! Crazy, right?
Rainy start for the Pumpkin Month. Need to schedule our annual Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel for apple picking and pumpkin patchin! And maybe this year, do some Halloween decorating in the front yard. There are some kids on  the street so I can only imagine they'll be knocking on the door for treats. Happy October!