Monday, November 30, 2009

This week's TV specials...

Holiday TV Guide

Monday, November 30, 2009
Silver Bells – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
One Magic Christmas – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Off Season – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Naughty or Nice – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Moonlight & Mistletoe – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
Shrek the Halls – ABC, 8:30 p.m.
Mr. St. Nick – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Moonlight & Mistletoe – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Mr. St. Nick – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Our First Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Finding John Christmas – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC, 8:30 p.m.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – CBS, 10:00 p.m.
A Grandpa for Christmas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 10:15 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Finding John Christmas- Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
A Grandpa for Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Fallen Angel – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
The Christmas Choir – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – CBS, 8:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Polar Express – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen) – TCM, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express – ABC Family, 8:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) – TCM, 11:30 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Silent Night – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Ms. Scrooge – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4, 2009
A Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Scrooge – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
A Christmas Visitor – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
The National Tree – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 5, 2009
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle (2009) – Hallmark, 12:00 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
A Christmas Visitor – Hallmark, 10:00 a.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas – ABC Family, 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Affair – TCM, 1:45 p.m.
The National Tree – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 4:00 p.m.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
White Christmas – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle- Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
White Christmas – AMC, 10:45 p.m.
Home Alone 3 – ABC Family, 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
Naughty or Nice – ABC Family, 10:30 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – TCM, 12:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 12:00 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie or special? I can watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
over and over. I also like "The Year Without a Santa Claus". I adore the Misfit Toys. What about
you? Share with us!

P. S. I posted below this entry today. Click here if you missed it.
Thanks! Wishing all a great week! Sending joy... Val =)

Fun and Funny Quotes...

Fun and Funny Quotes

"No one who can read has ever been successful at ever
cleaning out an attic."
- Ann Landers

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up
is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."
- Phyllis Diller

"The telephone is a good way to talk to people without
having to offer them a drink."
- Fran Lebowitz

"China has a population of a billion people. One billion.
That means even if you’re a one in a million kind of guy,
there are still a thousand others exactly like you."
- A. Whitney Brown

"If only God would give me some clear sign.
Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."
- Woody Allen

"Mario Andretti has retired from race car driving.
That’s a good thing. He’s getting old. He ran his
entire last race with his left blinker on."
- Jon Stewart

"We had a depression fair in the back yard.
A major game there was 'Pin the Blame on the Donkey'."
- Richard Lewis

"I knew these Siamese twins.
They moved to England so the other one could drive."
- Steven Wright

"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to
serve as a warning to others."
- Steven Wright

"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key."
- Alan Bennett

"Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug."
- Mark Knopfler

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Inspirational Life Quotes and a Verse...

Inspirational Life Quotes and a Verse

"Jesus replied, 'I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to Me will never be hungry again.
Whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty'"
- John 6:35
"There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be shifted
and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take."
- Andy Andrews

"Nothing is so contagious as example, and our every really good
or bad action inspires a similar one."
- La Rouchefoucauld

"Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals.
The most important things in life are human relations.
I found that out too late."
- Katherine Susannah Prichard

"Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more;
Love more, and all good things will be yours."
- A Swedish Proverb

"The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time."
- James Taylor

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads.
Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
- Rosalia de Castro

"If you see ten troubles coming down the road,
you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch
before they reach you."
- Calvin Coolidge

"Hope for the best, expect the worst.
Life is a play. We're unrehearsed."
- Mel Brooks

"Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."
- Fran Lebowitz

"It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right.
I hope you had the time of your life."
- Green Day

Friday, November 27, 2009

Benjamin Franklin Quotes...

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

"Anyone that trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty
nor security."

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,
achievement, and success have no meaning."

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from
him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

"Half a truth is often a great lie."

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

"I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong."

"He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger
of having both of them borrowed."

"Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody."

"Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble."

"When in doubt, don't."

"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Pilgrim, Pilgrim
- by M. Hubbard

Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see the king refusing my plea.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see the Mayflower ready for sea.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see a new land to set me free.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see a hard winter, tough as can be.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see a green bud on a spring tree.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see an Indian helping me.
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see corn growing, 1, 2, 3!
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?
I see praise, for thankful are we!


Thanksgiving Facts

What was served at the First Thanksgiving?

There is no record of the exact menu. The only two items that historians know for
sure were on the menu are venison and wild fowl, which they found in a diary by
Edward Winslow, a Pilgrim.

Historians say the main course was meat, probably venison, pigs and chicken. It is
not known if they served turkey at the first Thanksgiving. They also had some sea
food like lobsters and eels. There was corn and possibly potatoes, carrots,
cranberries, and maybe some wild blackberries. No cakes or pies were served, as
there were no ovens, but they did have bread which they cooked on flat stones over
a fire.

More Facts...

* The Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in December, 1620.

* By the fall of 1621, only half of the Pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower,
survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast.

* The Wampanoag Indians taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land. They were
invited to the First Thanksgiving feast by the Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford.

* The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.

* Thanksgiving became a legal holiday in 1941 when Congress passed an official


- by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Humor...

Thanksgiving-Themed Movies

1. To Kill a Walking Bird
2. My Best Friend's Dressing
3. The Texas Coleslaw Massacre
4. Casserolablanca
5. The Fabulous Baster Boys
6. 12 Hungry Men
7. Silence of the Yams
8. For Love of the Game Hen
9. I Know What You Ate Last Winter
10. All the President's Menu
11. White Meat Can't Jump
12. When Harry Met Salad
The Wing and I

The List

Planning a weekend of entertaining guests, I made a list of things I needed to do,
including taking food out of the freezer and grocery shopping.

As it happened, a friend whom I have been promising to take to lunch, asked if we
could make it that Friday. So, hopping into the car, I taped my list to the dash-
board and went and picked her up.

As she settled into the car her face dropped. "Thanks a lot!" she cried. Then I
glanced at my list and saw the first item: "Take out the Turkey".

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday TV Guide...

As promised, here is this week's holiday TV special guide. All times are Eastern Standard.
I will provide you with a schedule each week through Christmas! Have fun watching! Val =)

Monday, November 23, 2009
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986) – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Fallen Angel – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
A Holiday to Remember – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
The Christmas Choir – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Unlikely Angel – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.
Silent Night – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A Christmas Memory – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
The Christmas Gift – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
The Note – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Taking a Chance on Love – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Holly & Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
All I Want for Christmas – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
A Christmas Visitor – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A Christmas Visitor- Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
A Season for Miracles – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Sons of Mistletoe – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
The Christmas List – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.
Silver Bells – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 26, 2009
To Grandmother’s House We Go – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Day Parade – CBS, 9:00 a.m.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – NBC, 9:00 a.m.
A Season for Miracles – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Silver Bells – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Santa, Jr. (2002) – ABC Family, 4:00 p.m.
Finding John Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 9:00 p.m.
Our First Christmas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Friday, November 27, 2009
Ernest Saves Christmas – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas – ABC Family, 4:00 p.m.
Mr. St. Nick – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 7:00 p.m.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Moonlight & Mistletoe – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
The National Tree (2009) – Hallmark, 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 28, 2009
A Christmas Carol (1984) – Hallmark, 12:00 a.m.
Holly & Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure – ABC Family, 10:00 a.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 10:00 a.m.
Mr. St. Nick – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) – ABC Family, 1:00 p.m.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
All I Want For Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Card – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Merry Madagascar – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
The National Tree (2009) – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 9:00 p.m.
The National Tree (2009) – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 29, 2009
The Christmas Card – Hallmark, 10:00 a.m.
Ms. Scrooge – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
A Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 2:00 p.m.
Twice Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 4:00 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Silver Bells – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Home Alone 4 – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
The National Tree – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
A Dog Named Christmas – CBS, 9:00 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes...

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set
aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.
I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?"
- Erma Bombeck

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take
twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."
- Erma Bombeck

"At Thanksgiving, my Mom always makes too much food,
especially one item, like 700 or 800 pounds of sweet potatoes.
She's got to push it during the meal. 'Did you get some sweet potatoes?
There's sweet potatoes. They're hot. There's more in the oven,
some more in the garage. The rest are at the Johnson's.'"
- Louie Anderson

"Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family
member and say,'How long has Mom been drinking like this?'
My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes,
'Here, kitty, kitty.'"
- David Letterman

"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
- Irv Kupcinet

"It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that
cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes,
is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and
that turkey is uneatable without it.
- Alistair Cooke

"Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey -
until Thanksgiving."
- Mike Connolly

"Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain
religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting
piety and gratitude."
- Ambrose Bierce, 'The Devil's Dictionary'

"You know that just before that first Thanksgiving
dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying,
'Don't feed them. If you feed them, they'll never leave.'"
- Dylan Brody

"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel
thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.
And then discover once a year is way too often."
- Johnny Carson

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maxine Thanksgiving...

Maxine Celebrates Thanksgiving

Note: I wanted to let you know that I posted twice today in case you missed the
entry below. Also, I will be posting a holiday TV special schedule in this blog. Each
Monday I will give you a week's worth of specials! Stay tuned! I hope everyone is
having a lovely weekend... Sending joy... Val =)

Quotes and a Verse to Ponder...

Quotes and a Verse to Ponder
(Part 2)

"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father
in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!"
- Matthew 7:11
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"It's good to have the things money can buy,
provided we do not lose the things money cannot buy."
- W. Wiersbe

"He who buys what he does not need, steals from himself."
- Author Unknown

"All of nature is the conjugation of the verb 'to eat'."
- William Ralph Inge

"The law is something we live with.
Justice is harder to achieve."
- Arthur Conan Doyle

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
- Eric Hoffer

"Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand."
- Mark Twain

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

"A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others,
but someone who carries water for his people so that they
can get on with their jobs."
- Robert Townsend

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is
a person's conscience."
- Harper Lee

"I don't develop. I am."
- Pablo Picasso

"Failure is never permanent."
- Author Unknown

"To invent,
you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
- Thomas A. Edison

** Most of these quotes can be found at Wanderings Quotes.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Funny - The 12 Days of Thanksgiving...

The 12 Days Of Thanksgiving

On the First Day...
We give thanks for the fresh turkey feast
and its hot trimmings.

On the Second Day...
We bless the cold turkey sandwiches,
sloshy cranberry sauce, and hard rolls.

On the Third Day...
We praise the turkey pie
and vintage mixed veggies.

On the Fourth Day...
We thank the pilgrims for not serving bison
that first time, or we'd be celebrating
Thanksgiving until April.

On the Fifth Day...
We gobble up cubed bird casserole and
pray for a glimpse of naked turkey carcass.

On the Sixth Day...
We show gratitude (sort of) to the creative cook
who slings cashews at the turkey and calls it Oriental.

On the Seventh Day...
We forgive our forefathers and pass
the turkey-nugget pizza.

On the Eighth Day...
The word ''vegetarian'' keeps popping into our heads.

On the Ninth Day...
We check our hair to make sure we're not
beginning to sprout feathers.

On the Tenth Day...
We hope that the wing meat kabobs
catch fire under the broiler.

On the Eleventh Day...
We smile over the creamed gizzard because
the thigh bones are in sight.

On the Twelfth Day...
We apologize for running out of turkey leftovers.
And everybody says Amen.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Quotes...

Quotes for Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."
- W. J. Cameron
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have
into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,
confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace
for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you',
that would suffice."
- Meister Eckhart
“Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.”
- Henry Jacobsen
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.
No Americans have been more impoverished than these who,
nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."
- H. U. Westermayer "The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures."
- Thornton Wilder "Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of
gratitude for having family and friends."
- Courtland Milloy
"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day."
- Robert Caspar Lintner
"Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home."
- Wilbur D. Nesbit "May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!"
- Author Unknown

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Humor...

Thanksgiving Dinner Prepared By Children

actual Thanksgiving recipes given by kids in a kindergarten class...

A Thanksgiving Cookbook
- by Mrs. Geraghty's Kindergarten Class

NOTE: Mrs. Geraghty will not be reponsible for medical bills resulting from use of her

Ivette - Banana Pie
You buy some bananas and crust. Then you mash them up and put them in the pie.
Then you eat it.

Russell - Turkey
You cut the turkey up and put it in the oven for ten minutes and 300 degrees. You put
gravy on it and eat it.

Geremy - Turkey
You buy the turkey and take the paper off. Then you put it in the refrigerator and
take it back out and cut it with a knife and make sure all the wires are out and take
out the neck and heart. Then you put it in a big pan and cook it for half an hour at
80 degrees. Then you invite people over and eat.

Andrew - Pizza
Buy some dough, some cheese and pepperoni. Then you cook it for 10 hours at 5
degrees. Then you eat it.

Shelby - Applesauce
Go to the store and buy some apples, and then you squish them up. Then you put them
in a jar that says, "Applesauce". Then you eat it.

Meghan H. - Turkey
You cut it into 16 pieces and then you leave it in the oven for 15 minutes and 4 degrees.
You take it out and let it cool and then after 5 minutes, then you eat it.

Danny - Turkey
You put some salt on it to make it taste good. Then you put it in the oven. Then you
cook it for an hour at 5 degrees. Then you eat it.

Brandon - Turkey
First you buy it at Fred Meyer. Then you cut it up and cook it for 15 hours at 200 degrees.
Then you take it out and eat it.

Megan K - Chicken
You put it in the oven for 25 minutes and 25 degrees and put gravy on it and eat it.

Christa - Cookies
Buy some dough and smash it and cut them out. Then put them in the oven for 2 hours
at 100 degrees. Then take them out and dry them off. Then it's time to eat them.

Irene - Turkey
Put it on a plate and put it in the oven with gravy. You cook it for 1 minute and for
100 degrees. Then it's all cooked. Your mom or dad cuts it and then eat.

Moriah - Turkey
First you cut the bones out. Then you put it in the oven for 10 hours at 600 degrees.
Then you put it on the table and eat it.

Vincent - Turkey
You cut and put sauce on it. Then you cook it for 18 minutes at 19 degrees . Then you
eat it with stuffing.

Jordyn - Turkey
First you have to cut it up and put it on a plate in the oven for 9 minutes and 18 degrees.
Then you dig it out of the oven and eat it.

Grace - Turkey
First you add some salt. Then you put it in a bowl. Then you put brown sugar on it.
Then you mix it all together with a spoon and then you add some milk and mix it again.
And then you put it in a pan. Then you put it in the oven for 15 minutes and 16 degrees.
Then you take it out of the oven and then you eat it.

Alan - Turkey
First you shoot it and then you cut it. And then you put it in the oven and cook it for
10 minutes and 20 degrees. You put it on plates and then you eat it.

Jordan Salvatore - Turkey
First you put it in the oven for 15 minutes at 100 degrees. Then you cut it up and then
you eat it.

Jordan Simons - Chocolate Pudding
Buy some chocolate pudding mix. Then you add the milk. Then you add the pudding
mix. Then you stir it. Then you put it in the refrigerator and wait for it to get hard.
Then you eat it.

Whitney - Turkey
Cut it and put it in the oven for 50 minutes at 60 degrees and then you eat it.

Jason - Chicken Pie
Put the chicken in the pot and put the salad and cheese and mustard and then you mix
it all together. Then put chicken sauce and stir it all around again. Then you cook it
for 5 minutes at 9 degrees. Then you eat it.

Christopher - Pumpkin Pie
First you buy a pumpkin and smash it. Then it is all done. And you cook it in the oven
for 12 minutes and 4 degrees. Then you eat it.

Christine - Turkey
First you buy the turkey. Then you cook it for 5 hours and 5 degrees. Then you cut it
up and you eat it.

Ashley - Chicken
Put it in the oven. Then cut it up. Then I eat it.

Jennie - Corn
My mom buys it. Then you throw it. Then you cook it. Then you eat it.

Jordan - Cranberry Pie
Put cranberry juice in it. Then you put berries in it. Then you put dough in it. Then
you bake it. Then you eat it.

Adam - Pumpkin Pie
First you put pumpkin seeds in it. Put it in a pan and bake it at 5 degrees for 6 minutes.
Then take it out and eat it.

Jarryd - Deer Jerky
Put it in the oven overnight at 20 degrees. Then you go hunting and bring it with you.
Then you eat it.

Christina - Turkey
Get the turkey. Put it in the oven. Cook it for 43 minutes at 35 degrees. Put it on a
plate, cut it up, then eat it.

Joplyn - Apple Pie
Take some apples, mash them up. Take some bread and make a pie with it. Get some
dough and squish it. Shape the dough into a pie shape. Put the apples in it. Then bake
it at 9 degrees for 15 minutes.

Isabelle - Spaghetti
Put those red things in it. Then put the spaghetti in it. Then cook it in the oven for
2 minutes at 8 degrees.

Bailey - Chicken
Put pepper and spices on it. Cook for one hour at 60 degrees. Then eat it.

Nicholas - White and Brown Pudding
First you read the wrapper. Get a piece of water. Stir. Then you eat it.

Sean - Turkey
Put it in the oven for 5 minutes at 55 degrees. Take it out and eat it.

Lauren - Turkey
First you find a turkey and kill it. Cut it open. Put it in a pan. Pour milk in the pan.
Put a little chicken with it. Put salsa on it. Take out of pan. Put it on the board. Cut
into little pieces. Put on a rack. Put in the oven for 7 minutes at 10 degrees. Take out
of the oven and put eensy weensy bit of sugar on it. Put a little more salsa on it. Then
you eat it.

Olivia - Corn
Get hot water and put on stove. Wait for 8 minutes. Put corn in. Then put it on a
plate. Then eat.

Siera - Pumpkin Pie
Get some pumpkin and dough for the crust. Get pumpkin pie cinnamon. Cook it for
20 minutes at 10 degrees.

Kayla - Turkey
Buy it. Take it home. Then you cook it. Put it in the oven for 1 hour. Take it out of
the oven. Put it on a plate. Then you eat it.

Tommy - Pumpkin
Cook the pumpkin. Then get ready to eat the pumpkin.

Wai - Pumpkin Pie
Get a pumpkin. Cook it. Eat it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Humor...

Forgetful Turkey Shopper

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man
begins pounding on the front door.

"Please let me in," says the man desperately. "I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife
will kill me if I don't come home with one."

"Okay," says the butcher, "Let me see what I have left."

He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's only one scrawny turkey left.
He brings it out to show the man.

"That's too skinny. What else you got?" says the man.

The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a few minutes and brings
the same turkey back out to the man.

"Oh, no," says the man, "That one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of

A Better Turkey

A turkey farmer was always experimenting with breeding to make a better turkey.
His family was fond of the leg portion for dinner and there were never enough legs
for everyone.

After many frustrating attempts, the farmer was relating the results of his efforts
to his friends at the General Store get-together. "Well I finally did it! I bred a turkey
that has 6 legs!"

They all asked the farmer how it tasted.

"I don't know," said the farmer. "I never could catch the darn thing!"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving puns and a joke...

Thanksgiving Puns

What did the mama turkey say to her naughty son?
If your papa could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy!

What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
Enough drumsticks for Thanksgiving

How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey

What did the turkeys sing on Thanksgiving Day?
God Save The Kin

Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?
Yes - a building can't jump at all

Where did the first corn come from?
The stalk brought it

Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?
To keep his wigwam

What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian?
He had an arrow escape

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off
It was stapled to the chicken
To get away from the turkey hunter

If the Pilgrims were alive today,
what would they be most famous for?
Their AGE!

The gobbler said, "Doctor, help me! I can't stop acting like a turkey!"

"I see," said the doctor. "How long have you had this problem?"

"Let me think a second. Mom laid the egg in 1954... "

Monday, November 16, 2009

Very Fun and Creative Site...

PopularFront SnowDays has a fun, fun, fun site! You can make your own
snowflake! There have been over 8 1/2 million snowflakes to date created
on this site. I have created possibly over 500 myself. Click the link below
to make yours. Watch out, it is very, very addicting! Have fun!

Make a Snowflake at SnowDays

Below is a site for tips and tricks for snowflake making:

Mr. X's Tips and Tricks

Funny, Stupid Quotes by Famous People...

Funny, Stupid Quotes by Famous People

"We don't necessarily discriminate.
We simply exclude certain types of people."
- Colonel Gerald Wellman

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves:
How much clean air do we need?"
- Lee Iacocca

"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment -
it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
- Dan Quayle

"If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
- Brooke Shields

"And there's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind…
that we will fail."
- George W. Bush

"I have opinions of my own... strong opinions...
but I don't always agree with them."
- George Bush, Sr.

"The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football.
A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
- Joe Theisman

"I've read about foreign policy and studied.
I now know the number of continents."
- George Wallace

"I cannot tell you how grateful I am.
I am filled with humidity."
- Gib Lewis

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quotes and a Verse to Ponder...

Quotes and a Verse to Ponder

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one
of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’"
- Matthew 25:35

"Not all who wander are lost."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

"Just because it isn't true, doesn't mean it's not helpful."
- Brent Zupp

"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing
more artistic than to love others."
- Vincent van Gogh

"Simplicity is the ultimate satisfaction."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"If all the insects on earth disappeared,
within 50 years all life on earth would disappear.
If all humans disappeared, within 50 years all species
would flourish as never before."
- Jonas Salk

"If you never change your mind, why have one?"
- Edward de Bono

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead
us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Jung

"Play is the highest form of research."
- Albert Einstein

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
- Mark Twain

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
- Plato

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who,
in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality."
- Dante Alighieri

"When we talk to God, we're praying.
When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic."
- Jane Wagner

* Most of these quotes can be found at Wanderings Quotes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Anne Frank Quotes...

Anne Frank Quotes

"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world."

"In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion,
misery and death... I think... peace and tranquility will return again."

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."

"Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your
own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live,
to make you happy again."

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go
outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature
and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and
that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too."

"We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same."

"People who give will never be poor."

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that
you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you
can accomplish! And what your potential is!"

"I don't want to live in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring
enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living
even after my death!"

"And Then They Came For Me."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Joke - Things Not To Say When Stopped By A Cop...

Things Not To Say When Stopped By A Cop...

1. "I can’t reach my license unless you hold my beer." (OK in Texas)

2. "Sorry officer, I didn’t realize my radar detector wasn’t plugged in."

3. "Aren’t you the guy from the Village People?"

4. "Hey, you must’ve been doin’ about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!"

5. "Are you Andy or Barney?"

6. "I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police

7. "You’re not gonna check the trunk, are you?"

8. "I pay your salary!"

9. "Gee, officer, that’s terrific!! The last officer only gave me a warning, too!"

10. When the officer says, “Gee, son, your eyes look red. Have you been drinking?”
You probably shouldn’t respond with, “Gee, officer, your eyes look glazed.
Have you been eating doughnuts?”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Honor of Veteran's Day....

Quotes for Veteran's Day

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they
wrought for, is their monument to-day, and for aye."
- Thomas Dunn English

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is
the home of the brave."
- Elmer Davis

"Freedom is never free."
- Author Unknown

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong
desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
- G. K. Chesterton

"And I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."
- Lee Greenwood

I have a video of a song that has always touched my heart.
Please click on link below to view and reflect on our veterans:

I'm Proud to be an American

Please visit (and thank!) a veteran today!

- dedicated to MP, my son, who is entering the Air Force next month.

Joke - Volkswagen Vs. Rolls Royce...

Volkswagen Vs. Rolls Royce

A man from Texas, driving a Volkswagen Beetle, pulls up next to a guy in a Rolls
Royce at a stop sign. Their windows are open and he yells to the guy in the Rolls,
“Hey, you got a telephone in that Rolls?”

The guy in the Rolls answers, “Yes, of course I do.”

“I got one too, see?” the Texan says.

“Uh, huh, yes, that’s very nice.”

“You got a fax machine?” asks the Texan.

“Why, actually, yes, I do.”

“I do too! See? It’s right here!” brags the Texan.

The light is just about to turn green and the guy in the Volkswagen says,
“So, do you have a double bed in back there?”

The guy in the Rolls replies, “NO?!? Do you?”

“Yep, got my double bed right back here!” the Texan boasts.

The light turns and the man in the Volkswagen takes off. Well, the guy in the Rolls
is not about to be one-upped, so he immediately goes to a customizing shop and
orders them to put a double bed in back of his car.

About two weeks later, the job is finally done. He picks up his car and drives all
over town looking for the Volkswagen Beetle with the Texas plates.

Finally, he finds it parked alongside the road, so he pulls his Rolls up next to it.

The windows on the Volkswagen are fogged up and he feels somewhat awkward
about it, but he gets out of his newly-modified Rolls and taps on the foggy window
of the Volkswagen.

The man in the Volkswagen finally opens the window a crack and peeks out.

The guy with the Rolls says, “Hey, remember me?”

“Yeah, yeah, I remember you.” replies the Texan. “What’s up?”

“Check this out! I got a double bed installed in my Rolls!"


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Joke - Sharing...


An elderly couple walk into a fast food restaurant. They order one hamburger,
one order of fries and one drink.

The old man unwraps the plain hamburger and carefully cuts it in half. He places
one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counts out the fries, dividing them
into two piles and neatly placing one pile in front of his wife. He takes a sip of the
drink, his wife takes a sip and then sets the cup down between them. As he begins
to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them keep looking over and
whispering, “That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of

As the man begins to eat his fries a young man comes to the table. He politely
offers to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man replies that they're
just fine – they're just used to sharing everything.

The surrounding people noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sits
there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.

Again the young man comes over and begs them to let him buy another meal for them.
This time the old woman says, “No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.”

As the old man finishes and was wipes his face neatly with the napkin, the young
man again comes over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food
and asks, “May I ask what is it you are waiting for?”

The old woman answers, “THE TEETH.”

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fun and Funny Quotes...

Fun and Funny Quotes

"The most dangerous food is wedding cake."
- James Thurber

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday
but never remembers her age."
- Robert Frost

"Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two
fool things after each other."
- Oscar Wilde

"Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle
is a headache."
- Julio Iglesias

"Relationships are hard. It’s like a full-time job,
and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend
wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks’ notice.
There should be severance pay and before they leave you,
they should have to find you a temp."
– Bob Ettinger

"Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang,
but eventually it came back to me."
- Author Unknown

"If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares,
why is there a song about him?"
- Author Unknown

"If Carmen Sandiego and Waldo had a baby,
it'd be impossible to find."
- Author Unknown

"A rich man's joke is always funny."
- Thomas Edward Brown

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Inspirational Life Quotes and a Verse...

Inspirational Life Quotes and a Verse

"You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and
committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life... "
- Deuteronomy 30:20

"Life is a lively process of becoming."
- Douglas MacArthur

"Anything is possible if you've got enough nerve."
- J. K. Rowling

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."
- Oprah Winfrey

"Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have. It is later than you think."
- Horace

"Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been
broken, and dance like no one is watching."
- Aurora Greenway

"Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life
had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous."
- Nicole Kidman

"It is good to love as many things as you can, for therein lies true strength,
and those who love much, do much and accomplish much, and whatever is done
with love is done well."
- Vincent Van Gogh

"Life is my college. May I graduate well and earn some honors!"
- Louisa May Alcott

"Life is absurd."
- Camus

Friday, November 6, 2009

Smile Quotes...

Smile Quotes

"A smile is the universal welcome."
- Max Eastman

"Before you put on a frown,
make absolutely sure there are no smiles available."
- Jim Beggs

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."
- Charles Reade

"A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks."
- Charles Gordy

"A smile will gain you ten more years of life."
- A Chinese Proverb

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"The shortest distance between two people is a smile."
- Author Unknown

"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles."
- George Eliot

"Peace begins with a smile."
- Mother Teresa

"Let us always meet each other with smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love."
- Mother Teresa

"If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have
appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart,
then in living I have made my mark."
- Thomas L. Odem, Jr.

"I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful."
- Author Unknown

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."
- Phyllis Diller

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quick, fun game...

Here is a fun little game. It is quick, too! It tests hand-eye coordination.
How did you do? Let me know! I did quite well, but I have an ergonomic
mouse, and I think that makes a difference. Press link below to play.
Have a nice rest of the day! Sending joy... Val =)

Apple Season

Joke - First Kiss...

First Kiss

At the end of their first date, a young man takes his favorite girl home. Emboldened
by the night, he decides to try for that important first kiss.

With an air of confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, he
says to her, “Darling, how ’bout a goodnight kiss?”

Horrified, she replies, “Are you mad? My parents will see us!”

“Oh come on! Who’s gonna see us at this hour?”

“No, please. Can you imagine if we get caught?”

“Oh come on, there’s nobody around, they’re all sleeping!”

“No way. It’s just too risky!”

“Oh please, please, I like you so much!!”

“No, no, and no. I like you too, but I just can’t!”

“Oh yes you can. Please?”

“NO, no. I just can’t.”

“Pleeeeease... ?”

Out of the blue, the porch light comes on, and the girl’s sister shows up in her pajamas,
hair disheveled. In a sleepy voice the sister says, “Dad says to go ahead and give him
a kiss. Or I can do it. Or if need be, he’ll come down himself and do it. But for crying
out loud, tell him to take his hand off the intercom button!”

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Joke - The Suicidal Man...

The Suicidal Man

(by Emo Philips)

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge,
about to jump off, so I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!”

“Why shouldn’t I?” he said.

“Well, there’s so much to live for!”

“Like what?”

“Well... are you religious?”

He said, "Yes."

I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?”


“Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"


“Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”


“Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or
Baptist Church of the Lord?”

“Baptist Church of God!”

“Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you
reformed Baptist Church of God?”

“Reformed Baptist Church of God!”

“Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879,
or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?”

He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!”

I said, “Die, heretic scum,” and pushed him off.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Joke - Sick of Blonde Jokes...

Sick of Blonde Jokes

One day, a blonde who was very tired of being teased and ridiculed for being blonde,
and was upset with all the blonde jokes, decided to make an appointment for the
the next day with her hairdresser to become a brunette.

She went to the appointment and loved her hair! She thanked the hairdresser, tipped
her, and left.

Driving down a country road, coming home from her appointment, the blonde came
across a herd of sheep. She stopped and called the sheepherder over. "That's a nice
flock of sheep," she said.

"Well thank you," replied the herder.

"Tell you what. I have a proposition for you," said the woman.

"Okay?" questioned the herder.

"If I can guess the exact number of sheep in your flock, can I take one home?"
asked the woman.

"Sure," answered the sheepherder.

So, the girl sat up and looked at the herd for a second and then replied, "382."

"Wow,"said the herder. "That is exactly right. Go ahead and pick out the sheep you
want to take home."

So the woman went and picked one out and put it in her car. Upon watching this, the
herder approached the woman and offered, "Okay, now I have a proposition for you."

"What is it?" queried the woman.

"If I can guess the real color of your hair... can I have my dog back?"