These headlines made me want to ask a question my mother used to ask – What’s this world coming to?

Snakes, Meth Found in Home of Wandering Toddler
Put that kid somewhere safe, please!

Man Charged for Hitting Woman With 30-Inch Arrow
“Collins wasn’t aiming at anyone, and Sunday’s shooting was believed to be accidental.” Oh, Lordy!

Ohio Transgender Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Exercising Husband to Death

Police Seize 42-Piece Dinner Set Made of Cocaine
Amazing! You have to wonder what could have been accomplished by this person if he’d spent his time on ending world hunger or something equally important.

Kansas Man Allegedly Had 2 Wives in Same Apartment Complex
Convenient…..and apparently unlucky for him.

Doctors Warn of Dangers in Kids ‘Smoking’ Candy
Oh, Lord have mercy!! – as we say in the South.

Why Do I Get a Headache During Sex?
I’m not commenting on this one – thank you very much.

Google Mail Introduces ‘Undo Send’ Feature
Now, I love my GMail dearly.  It does a great job of identifying “spam” so I don’t have to……but I don’t think this announcement warrants a big headline, except to the people who use Gmail.



These are actual police reports published in our local weekly newspaper:

  • A woman advised that her mail carrier had yelled at her on the previous day about her allowing people to hunt on her land and how it was scaring off the elk. She said that the man said he worked for the conservation department and that he was going to turn her in to the sheriff’s department. She also said that he threatened to shoot her dogs.
  • A caller advised of a property-line dispute and that his neighbor had painted all of the caller’s fence purple.

Small town news is great!


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


From FOXNews.com: 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.


I went to this SITE today to have my blog “analyzed.” This is what it said about me:

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ESFP – The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells.
They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way.

They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

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WELL – at least part of it is accurate [in my opinion], but I do plan ahead and while I AM friendly, I certainly don’t consider myself entertaining. AND I certainly don’t like confrontation, but don’t run away from it either.


I recently got irritated because the networks were putting all my favorite shows on at the same times, on the same nights. I don’t have that many favorites anymore, and I had to choose which ones to watch or to miss.

So I started checking into the Digital TV/DVR option with my cable company. I usually take awhile to research and make decisions, and this time was no exception. After fighting with myself for awhile about blowing my budget, I decided to order it.

I think the part I enjoy most is the fact that, with the DVR, I have control over when I watch my favorite shows. Since I’m usually up until the wee hours of the morning, that’s usually when I watch TV now. Not that I’m a control freak or anything.

I AM NOT A CONTROL FREAK! I Am Not A Control Freak! OK – only about a few things. Really. I swear.


‘..informed awareness and morbid dwelling on are two different things, and the distinction is crucial precisely because “What you focus on expands.” ‘

This is a quote from a very good post by The Cloud Messenger about our attitudes toward all the current problems and negatives in our world. Go read the entire post HERE.