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2011 Review Extraganza--The Rules

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All right are you ready for this? I am so excited about this year's Review Extravaganza that is going to be begin NEXT Friday! So today I am telling you all the rules and nitty gritty. What is the 2011 Review Extravaganza? It is your chance to write up some posts and recap what happened during the year. You can put your favorite pictures, tell your favorite stories, link back to your favorite posts, however you want. That way if you had a slow month, since we will be reviewing three months at a time it will be just fine. And it does not matter if you did not blog during any of the months- after all you still were living so something had to happen./ Starting next Friday- you can come here or to any of the other bloggers hosting this extravaganza (whom I will list here soon) and link up your post. You only need to link up at one location as it will show up on each of the lists.

Friday the 9th, you will link up with your recap about January, February and March. Friday the 16th…

We Want to Know--Jobs!

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It's We want to know wednesday with your Fabulous Hosts, Mamarazzi (she's on a break),Queso (she's asking the questions this week) and CRAZYMAMA!  Take a break from the housework and link on up. 
This week Queso want's to know all about your job history. Here are the Questions! 1. what is the worst job you have ever had? 2. have you ever been fired? 3. what would your dream job be? 4. what did you want to be when you "grew up"? 5. how old were you when you got your first job?
1.  What is the worst job you ever had?Waitress.  That is a brutal job.  People are horrible and do things to screw with the server.  You can run your tail off and be left with a dollar tip or simply be stiffed.  Some service is bad but there is no excuse to be rude.
2.  Have you ever been fired?  Yes and no.  I could not stand my boss at the time.  She was ...a horrible woman.  The Wicked Witch of the West is a fairy princess compared to her.  She berated  me in front of dozens of customers…

Ten Things Nov. 2011

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Last month our Bishop challenged us to write one thing we were thankful for each day over the course of the next 30 days.  My mom and I did this, and emailed our list to each other every night.  Some days it was simple stuff:  no rehearsal for Kristin.  That was one less car ride for me.  Other times it was gratitude for shelter.  I picked simple things most days.  It was a good assignment.  And of our own accord, we are doing it again. 

Today, it is time to reflect on just Ten Things to smile about for the month of November.  And to link up with my BFF Emmy!





1.  Emily earned a gold certificate as she leveled up in state testing.

2.  Ryan reading double the amount of wpm for a first grader.

3.   All three kids having good dental check ups...no cavities.

4.  Feeling the Christmas spirit even before Thanksgiving.

My all time favorite commercial
5.   Learning that one of Ryan's friends lives just two doors down.  
6.   Taking Ryan and Emily Christmas shopping (at the Dollar Tree) so …

Peace On Earth, Good Will Toward Men

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Peace on earth and good will toward men is the creed in which we claim to live by...at Christmas time.  And every year it is said we should keep that with us all year round.

So what the heck is Black Friday doing to us?  It used to be stores opened at 5AM and people shopped all day.  ALL DAY.  I have worked a few Black Friday's in my time.  The last one was the most unpleasant one.  Perhaps because I was tired.  Or because the people were grouchier.  Stores started opening earlier.  They now must compete with cyber deals.  And now they are opening on Thanksgiving and taking people away from their families all for the sake of the once mighty dollar.


The waffle iron riot is positively revolting.  Is that what people have become.  A pack of wild coyotes fighting over the last piece of meat.  My sister and niece went out Thursday night and Friday morning, and my sister witnessed a little girl nearly being trampled while grown men and women fought for the $1.99 dvd's.  

What the h…