Sunday, March 23, 2008

Scary Landing

Wow, talk about a ROUGH Landing

Flavored Mashmallow Recipes

I discovered a package of flavored marshmallows at the grocery store today and decided to purchase a package and come up with a couple of recipes that could utilize them. They have a fruity taste much like the taste of fruit loops or fruit candy. I sprinkled crumbs of ginger cookies I smashed in a bag on both recipes for contrast.

Fruity Tropical Salad

1/2 package of flavored marshmallows
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can tropical fruit, drained
1 can diced, pineapple, drained
1 container of cool whip topping or around 1 1/2 cups whipped cream

Mix together and chill until ready to serve.

Fruity Banana Pudding
Banana and flavored marshmallow pudding

1 5 oz. package of vanilla pudding prepared
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 package of the flavored marshmallows

More Recipes I have found elsewhere>

Fruit Flavored Marshmallows Recipe

flavored marshmallow snacks

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Olympic Boycott

So now again there is a call to boycott the Olympics from the European Parliament.It seems they ruled out doing such an action. This has been done in the past and had little effect on the nations. Oh, yes I am sure the tourists from the boycotting countries will not show up but I am certain they will be replaced by individuals from the participating countries. It seems the only ones really effected are the athletes that have spent so much time and money with their quest to be the best.

Why do we have to make the Olympics a political statement? So I feel it you are really set to punish China for the violence in Tibet. Boycott China! Items of prices are kept low by starvation wages and less than humane conditions. The problem is that it hasn't been that easy to identify which products come from China. The sheer number of them will most likely surprise you. In the future maybe we should be all turning all potential purchases upside down or inside out. This is one story at FOREIGN POLICY with one family story about how difficult it really can be.

here are two websites I have found"

and the Responsible Shopper for suggestions of what and where to purchase items.

Painting Easter Eggs!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Duck and The Devil

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm.

He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.

He Practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target.

Getting A little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was Walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck.

Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck Square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved.

In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see His sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the Dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in The kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.

Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go Fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make Supper."

Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told Me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally Went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's, He finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.

Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long You would let Sally make a slave of you."


Thought for the day and every day thereafter?

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil Keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad Habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ....whatever it is....You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing..... He has seen your whole life.

He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.

He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave Of you.

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He Not only forgives you, but He forgets . It is by God's grace and Mercy that we are saved.

Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today. Share This with a friend and always remember : God is at the window.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

E-Water -Paradise



Not sure what you would call it but fun to watch.

Surfing Duck

As I saw this I wondered if I could get one of my ducks to do this. Na, they will not even get that close to me. This is really a cute one.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Chocolate Covered Insects and more......

I double dare ya to try some of this.......

Hotlix Candy Company


I received this as an email and had to share this hummer.
This is awesome HUMMER CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Karla Comfort received a lot of looks and even some salutes from
people when she drove from Benton, Ark., to Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
in her newly-painted, custom Hummer H3 March 2. The vehicle is
adorned with the likeness of her son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason,
and nine other Marines with F Company, 2nd Battalion,
7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division who where all killed by
the same improvised explosive device blast in Fallujah, Iraq, in

For Karla Comfort, having the vehicle air brushed with the image of the 10 Marines
was a way to pay homag e to her hero and his fellow comrades who fell on Iraq's urban battlefield.

'I wanted to let people know (Marines) are doing their jobs honorably, and some
of them die,' said the 39-year-old from Portland , OR 'I don't want people to
forget the sacrifices that my son and the other Marines made.'

Leading up to her son's death, Karla Comfort had received several
letters from him prior to his return. He had been deployed for five
months, and Comfort 'worried everyday he was gone until she got
the letters and found out the date he was coming home,' she said.

Marines knocked on the front door of her home in Farmington ,
Mich. ,
at 3 am with the dreadful news.

'I let my guard down when I found out he was coming home,' she
said. 'There are times that I still cannot believe it happened. It's
very hard to deal with.'

Karla Comfort came up with the idea for the rolling memorial when
she and her two other sons attended John's funeral in Portland, Ore.

'I saw a Vietnam (War) memorial on a car, and I said to my son Josh,
'we should do something like that for John,' she recalled. 'He loved Hummers.'

She purchased the vehicle in January and immediately took it to AirbrushGuy & Co. in Benton , Ark. , where artist Robert Powell
went to work on changing the plain, black vehicle into a decorative, mobi le, art piece.

'I only had the vehicle for two days before we took it in,' she joked.

Two hundred and fifty man-hours later, Powell had completed the
vehicle. The custom job would have cost $25,000. Out of respect for
Karla Comfort's loss and the sacrifices the Marines made, AirbrushGuy
& Co. did it for free. Comfort only had to purchase the paint, which
cost $3,000.

'I love it,' she said. 'I'm really impressed with it, and I think John
would be happy with the vehicle. He would have a big smile on his
face because he loved Hummers.'

Karla Comfort gave Powell basic instructions on wha t to include in
the paint job. But in addition to the image of her son in Dress Blues
and the faces of the nine other Marines, there were several surprises.
'He put a lot more on than I expected,' she said. 'I think my favorite
part is the heaven scene.'

On the left side of the vehicle, a detail of Marines are depicted carry-
ing their fallen comrades through the clouds to their final resting
place. The American flag drapes across the hood, the words,
'Semper Fi' crown the front windshield and the spare tire cover
carries the same Eagle Globe and Anchor design that her son had tattooed on his back.

'All the support I have been getting is wonderful,' she said.

Karla Comfort decided to move back to her hometown of Portland,
and making the cross-country trip from Arkansas was a way for her
to share her son's story. It's also her way of coping with the loss.

'Along the way I got nothing but positive feedback from people,'
she said. 'What got to me was when people would salute the guys (Marines).
It's hard to look at his picture. I still cry and try to get
used to the idea, but it's hard to grasp the idea that he's really gone.'

World's Strongest Dad

Not sure if he is the world's strongest day but this is impressive. What do you think?