November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

I am extrememly Thankful today for my family and friends.

This is the time of year when I always reflect on the many wonderful relationships I have with people who I truly love and enjoy having in my life. Thank you dear friends and family for your continued love, support, and friendship.

Please enjoy this Thanksgiving season and remember to always count your blessings.

November 24, 2008

Fall Leaves - Beautiful, but a pain to take care of !!

With the warmer temps this past Sunday, JJ and I hit the backyard for one of the many tasks that are on the list of "homeowner" chores. Raking, Leaf Blowing, & Gutter Cleaning - Fun, Fun, Fun! (haha) It is true that the brightly colored leaves are one of my favorite parts of the fall season, but this is not one of my favorite chores!

The leaf raking and collecting went fairly fast with both of us working ... piling them up into big bundles and then using the ol' leaf blower on reverse to suck up the leaves into the bag. One nice thing about our city is that we are not required to "bag" the leaves into those brown lawn bags. We simply have to put the leaves & yard waste out on the curb and the street collection trucks will pick it up.

On to the gutters...the dreaded gutters - ugh! I will fully admit that JJ does the gutters and I simply hold the latter and trash bag for the stinky debris. Last season we bought one of those contraptions that attaches to the leaf blower to extend up to the gutters and blow out the leave build up.

So, we decided to give it a shot this time. It did take some time to get used to the power of the leaf blower w/ the attachment tube, and the tube didn't exactly fit our leaf blower, so we broke out the duck tape to secure the attachment, then we were moving at quite a quick pace.

All in all, we have determined that it did speed up the process, but b/c it blows the leaves out of the gutter, then more raking is necessary to bag up the debris. I do think that once JJ got the feel for how strong the blowing was, it went pretty fast and I was able to rake as he went on down the roof line with the blower attachment.

I could not resist taking a picture of this whole process ... We got quite a good laugh - Enjoy!!

November 08, 2008

It's time for the Holidays...

This weekend when I was grocery shopping, I spotted these:
That's right, White Chocolate Fudge Covered Oreos.  Now I know it's almost Christmas b/c these babies only come out for the Holiday season.  

Yummmmmy - Can't Wait for this treat!!

November 03, 2008

Rock the Vote!

Which ever way your political views swing - Please take the time to get out and VOTE on Tuesday, November 4th.

It is a day that history will be made. Our first female Vice President if the GOP wins or our first African American president if the Democratic party takes control of the White House.

Make you voice heard - Your VOTE matters to this country - You matter.

If you don't get out and VOTE, then don't even think of complaining about the outcome.