Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 2 and Day 3

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where In The World...

is Matt Lauer?

I love this week every year!!! Christopher gets up with me every morning to see where "our" Matt will be. I love that he is so into it and alot of it is very informative and I love shoving all that info into his head!!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008



You are even more giving than usual today - which is saying quite a lot! It's a good time for you to let go of old grudges and move on with life, because you are at your best in the present, not the past

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Man of my Dreams

I had purchased tickets for Michael Buble back in Febuary, so I told Chris that is all I wanted for Valentines day. Well Saturday was the concert and what a great night!! We dropped the kids off at Mom's after lunch then we drove up to Saratoga Race track back to the casino.....We went there last week and won a little bit so Chris was still feeling lucky! Well we only lost $60 so off to Albany. We stayed at The Crowne Plaza and the first experience was the elevator with no lights! Ok, do you realize how scary that was and I am claustrophobic!! Well, we checked in and the lady at the desk said MB was staying there, he was under a different I began freaking everyone out by staring at them to see if I could spot him!!! I could easily become a stalker! LOL!
We had dinner at the bar and it was fun, the Red Sox were on and there was a wedding, a bachelor party and some kids Choir all staying at the hotel! Off to The Times Union were I instantly fell in love! MB sang beautifully! Sounded just like his cd's and he is actually funny! And the icing on the cake..............Chris really enjoyed himself so it made it all worth it!! It was a great night!

Friday, April 11, 2008

A conversation w/ Sam that will melt your heart....

Sam...Mom, when you die and I am older, I'm going to put something in my yard to remember you.

Me...Thanks, Sam.

Sam... You are welcome.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A friend sent this to me in an e-mail

This was to good for me to let sit in my inbox.................

This should be required reading for everyone in the USA

Very interesting perspective by Jay Leno...I hope you will all read to the end. Jay Leno puts it into perspective and makes us think about the pathetic negativity. That's right, Jay Leno!!

Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno we don't often see...."The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true, given the source, right?The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President. In essence, 2/3's of the ci tizenry just ain't happy and want a change.So being the k nuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What are we so unhappy about?''

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?
Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?
Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time, and see more food in moments thanDarfur has seen in the last year?
Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state?
Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?
I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough.
Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all, and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.
Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings.
Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.
This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents.
Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.
How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.

Fact is we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens.
They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.
I know, I know. What about the President who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The President who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same President who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11?
The President that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession?
Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?The Commander-In Chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?
Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much , make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?
Think about it...are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom.
There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go.They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig..
So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?
Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds, it leads; and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another.
Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about "how he didn 't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way"...Insane!

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.We are among the most blessed people on Earth, and should thank God several times a day or at least be thankful and appreciative."With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge o f Allegiance?"

Jay Leno2007