Friendly DragonFly Ring

It was a beautiful summer day to make a new friend. The sun was shining warmly with just the subtlest touch of a breeze. A few white wispy clouds were streaking the sky. With my camera in hand I set out to take a few pictures of the awe of this summer day.

Suddenly I saw a dragonfly zip by and I called out, “Hello there!” Just then he circled back around and landed on the front of my shorts. Just as I was trying to figure out how I was going to take a picture at this angle my daughter walked out the door. I quietly summoned her over to take the picture before the dragonfly made his move, which he did and flew onto the side of the house. This was a much better angle for picture taking, we got two clear shots.

The dragonfly took flight around the corner and I followed. There he was sitting atop a plant and I slowly put my finger out in front of him as I greeted him again. He willingly stepped onto the tip of my finger as my daughter took some pictures. We did this several times and I told my daughter, “Look, he lifts his head up just before he takes flight.”

I saw the dragonfly move his head in an upward motion just before he lifted off again and then landed on my hand. I said, “Look I am wearing a dragonfly ring.” My daughter giggled and said as she focused in for a picture, “People won’t believe this; they will think it is photo shopped!” I quickly replied, “But we know it is real and it did happen.” She happily agreed.

Friendly DragonFly Ring

Have a great day!


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Mountain Bars with Coconut Recipe

This recipe for Mountain Bars with Coconut is a favorite in our chocolate loving home and will be in yours too. There is no baking required, just the use of the stove top.

In large bowl mix:

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Bring to boil for one minute:

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter

Add boiling mixture to ingredients in bowl.

Mix well until it turns into a chocolate color.

Cool for 10 minutes.

Spoon out onto foil or wax paper and let harden.


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Mountain Bars Recipe

This recipe for Mountain Bars is a favorite in our chocolate loving home and will be in yours too. There is no baking required, just the use of the stove top.

Bring to boil for one minute:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 Table spoon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar

Remove from heat…Add…

  • ½ cup peanut butter

Mix well…then add…

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 Table spoon vanilla

Spoon out onto foil or wax paper and let harden.


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October 2011 has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!~~This year October has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This Happens once every 823years. This is called money bags. So copy this to your status and money will arrive within 4days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui. The one who does not copy, will be without money. Copy within 11 mins of reading. Can’t hurt so I did it :D

This is a new one to me, but interesting to say the least. I saw this on facebook, and I’m sure it will spread quickly and widely. The answer to the question you are thinking as you read this is, “Yes, I posted it to my status in 11 minutes. Why not, if you don’t purchase at least one lottery ticket, your chance to win is zero.”

Have a great day!


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Shots :(

I got my shots the other day so I would be able to go to school. It wasn’t very fun. Then again, who likes shots? They are needles that puncture your skin and cause pain after wards.

Where I got my shots, on my left arm, it has swollen up to a big lump. Right underneath my shoulder. And then on my shoulder, there are these little bumps everywhere, that itch. I think it was from the chicken pox shot. It hurts to move my arm around because either one or both of them went into the muscle.

At least they are so you don’t get terribly sick from the disease. They give you a shot of some of the disease so your body can build anti-bodies to kill the disease. If you do get it. Hopefully no one does ^-^

PurpleSmileyFace :]

Bulletin Board

I have another project, along with collecting pins. A bulletin board!

My mom and I went to a fabric store to find fabric for the back round, and also found some cute buttons. The fabric is ivory in the back round with little purple flowers all over the place. There are shell buttons and heart buttons with another heart dangling down from it (purple ^-^), and there are regular, classic buttons (ivory).

My friend and I decorated the bulletin board yesterday, and later my sister and I put our pins, pictures, and such onto it.  Today we shall hang the bulletin board up somewhere in our bedroom…we need to clear a space on the wall.

Also, I have more pins! I found a pin this morning under my bed. It says ‘Braums is better!’. Braums is a type of ice cream, and, I think its delicious ^-^ Another pin I found under my bed is a smiley face pin. On the outer edge of the pin there is a border that is colorful. In the middle, there is a smiley face, and the back round is orange. Its cute ;D

PurpleSmileyFace :]

Stuck on You

Stuck on me? Stuck on you! I am working on a pins collection. I haven’t gotten very far at all, but I am confident to find cute, and unique pins!

So far I have a pin that says ‘Courage’, a festive Christmas tree,  a pin that has two candy canes crossed and on top of each other, like an X, and a smiley face pin! It’s just the classic smiley face, but i loved it the moment i saw it, and just had to have it!

Also, after I have collected quite a few pins, I have decided that I shall sew up a jean bag, or something of the sort. Something that wouldn’t clash with the pins. Once I have made the bag, I wanted to stick all of the pins on there, and, Wall-la! I would have a festive bag, and I would have a considerably large pin collection!

If you have any ideas on where to find cute and unique pins, please comment! Thank you for taking the time to read this ^-^

PurpleSmileyFace :]

Sky Blue Nation

This new website is pretty cool…blue cool to be precise. At Sky Blue Nation you can use beautiful sky pictures as your background and walllpaper photos for free. You can change and update your look as often as you like. I find it very interesting how the tones and hues of blue change from day to day and month to month. Of course I am fond of the ones with a bit of the trees showing.  Check it out for yourself.

Have a great blue sky day!

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To the Class of 2011

I was reading my email and browsing the DOE website, which I find quite interesting. There is a lot going on that I just do not hear about on the television news regarding our Department of Energy’s progress moving forward with new and innovative plans and ideas for renewable energy.

I followed links around for a bit, and I ended up on Steven Chu’s facebook page!/notes/steven-chu/to-the-class-of-2011/10150202507171857 . I found a note he wrote to the class of 2011, so here it is for my 2011 Senior Graduate.

To the Class of 2011…
by Steven Chu on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:18pm

As the Secretary of Energy, I often have the opportunity to fulfill a sacred obligation: giving graduating students life advice they didn’t ask for. My advice to them and all graduates is simple — do something.

Do something you love. Give it your all. You don’t want to be like Peter Gibbons in the movie Office Space.

As one of the Bobs tell Peter,

“Looks like you’ve been missing a lot of work lately.”

To which Peter replies,

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it, Bob! . The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.”

Life is too short to go through it without caring deeply about something.

Do something that matters. Do something that matters beyond your immediate world. When you are old and gray, and look back on your life, you will want to be proud of what you have done. The source of that pride won’t be the things you have acquired or the recognition you have received. It will be the lives you have touched and the difference you have made.

As students, you have had the opportunity to stretch your intellectual wings, the privilege to wonder, to think, to create. With this privilege, you have the responsibility to recognize the opportunities and seize the moment. Invest the time to learn more about what’s at stake, and then act on that knowledge.

You have the opportunity to do more than just change our world; you have the opportunity to help save it.

Carpe Diem.

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Autumn’s Surprise

Autumn's Surprise

Autumn leaves changing hues,

after paying Summers dues.

Autumn trees surprised to see,

Winters flakes upon their leaves.

Teresa Nichols

October 10, 2009

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