On one of the groups I belong to (actually a genealogy group), links have been posted to jigsaw puzzles. Of course, I had to check it out. Well, now I’m hooked.

So far, I’ve only been doing the smaller ones. The only problem is that there isn’t enough space onscreen to spread the pieces out like I’d like. I may have to hunt up one of my daughter’s old puzzles so I can spread it out on the table.

This one is called the Island Beach:

Click to Mix and Solve



He Knows My Name
Words and Music by Annie McRae

Verse 1 | He counts the stars one and all ~ He knows how much sand is on the shores ~ He sees every sparrow that falls ~ He made the mountains and the seas
He’s in control of everything ~ Of all creatures great and small

Chorus | And He knows my name ~ Every step that I take ~ Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry ~ He knows my name ~ When I’m overwhelmed by the pain ~
And can’t see the light of day ~ I know I’ll be just fine ~ ‘Cause He knows my name

Verse 2 | I don’t know what tomorrow will bring ~ I can’t tell you what’s in store ~ I don’t know a lot of things ~ I don’t have all the answers ~ To the questions of life
But I know in whom I have believed |

He knew who I was when He carried my cross ~ He knew that I would fail Him but He took the loss | Chorus

Every step that I take ~ Every move that I make ~ Every tear that I cry.


From Walmart Worker Dies in Black Friday Violence

Black Friday took a grim turn when a Wal-Mart employee in New York died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store.

The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead one hour after shoppers broke down the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, N.Y., and knocked him down at around 5 a.m. Friday, police said.

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” Jimmy Overby, the man’s 43-year-old co-worker told the New York Daily News. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too … I literally had to fight people off my back.”

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was also taken in for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries during the incident, police said.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., would not confirm the reports of a stampede at the Valley Stream outlet but said a “medical emergency” had caused them to close the store.

“Local authorities are looking into the situation,” said Wal-Mart representative Dan Fogleman. “Until such time that they’ve completed their assessment it would be inappropriate for me to share any additional information.”

Shoppers around the country lined up early outside stores Friday in the annual bargain hunting ritual known as Black Friday. It got that name because it’s historically been the day when stores broke into profitability for the full year.

Many stores open early and stay open late. The Valley Stream Wal-Mart usually opens at 9 a.m.

Nassau County police were at the scene investigating.


Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies is sponsored by Homesteader’s Heart.

Two bachelors were talking about their respective choice of life partner. One friend said, ‘It is generally said that people with opposite characteristics make the happiest marriages. What is your opinion ?’

The friend replied,’Yes, they are right. That is why I am looking for a girl with a lot of money!’

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If a man yells in the woods and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?



Thankful Thursday is sponsored by Sting my Heart

Today my daughter prepared a Thanksgiving meal for my sister-in-law and me. I came away with a full tummy AND leftovers after enjoying an afternoon of visiting.

I’m thankful for family living close enough to visit on the holidays, for a safe trip to The Kid’s home, even for the fat kitty who entertained us until he was so worn out he had to nap awhile.


I’m so excited.

I’ve been given an award – my very first – from LaDonna at Just our Thoughts.

Thank you very much.

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted your award.
2. Publish these rules.
3. Share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support.
4. Grant the prize to 6 people.

Six values that are important to me:

  1. God
  2. Good health
  3. Family
  4. Respect and caring for others
  5. Honesty

Six things I do not support:

  1. Rudeness
  2. Lack of respect for the rights of other people
  3. Use of the “F” word (and others)
  4. Looking down on others because of material differences
  5. Racism
  6. Laziness – unwillingness to work and support oneself

I’m supposed to pass on the award to six bloggers – I like reading these:

  1. Sylvia From Over the Hill
  2. Homesteaders Heart
  3. Life in Merlin
  4. Chickens in the Road
  5. Willo Switch
  6. Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl