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Thursday, December 1, 2011

lot of wind

the new view of mount lewis from my frount room

the view of my roof in my back yard

my wife and i are ok  but i will be offline for a bit till they put my home back togetter
 thank you for your prayers god bless

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby its cold outside

Baby its cold outside, well its 20 degree Fahrenheit that’s -6 Celsius and there are children out there who don’t have a coat or warm gloves. Heck there are families who don’t have a place to live yet alone a coat to protect them from the cold. I have help with the coats for kids, sorting the donated coats and delivering the coats to the needy. The one thing that got to me was some of the coats were old and really worn out. They were hand-me-downs or stuff that should have been burned or put in the garbage. I don’t know about the person that donated the coats but I wonder if they feel warm and good after getting rid of their garbage or do they feel the cold at all.  I wonder would their child miss that new video game or iPod would their love ones miss that hundred dollar bottle of imported wine. Could the money have bought a new coat and the coat have been given to someone in need.

We all look for, search for, and pray for love, to be loved. But love is something that has no value if it is not shared. Every year I am reminded of this song by Dolly Parton, take a listen.

Put on top of your Christmas list a coat to be given to someone who is in need of it. There are many charity’s and coat drive out there find one and give.    

Thank you and god bless

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pick on me Tuesday 11-29

Somebody is picking on me. Well this one is a new-be she has only thirty eight post so far and twenty two followers, But I think that will change. Her blog is very insightful and makes you think and this I like. She writes very well and is not afraid to speak her mine. If I were to choose my neighbor she would first on the list, it help as she is a friend of a friend of mine Betty Boop. Now anybody that is a friend of Betty’s would have to be a friend of mine. She is a cancer survivor.  This is what she says about herself “Wife, Mother, grandmother and Breast Cancer survivor, I Enjoy Good Food, Good Wine, and Good Company!! Long walk on The Beach and I Like to Snuggle Up with a Good Book and A Glass of Wine.”

Well it’s you tube Tuesday and Josh from "its tiger time" came up with you tube Tuesday. Every Tuesday we set a day aside for sharing a favorite video. Feel free to join in and let's have fun seeing how creative us bloggers can be! The video can be about anything. If you participate, please remember to leave your link at josh´s site, where this event originated from. 

Having spent some time looking over her blog, I am going to give it and her four horse shoes. Good quality, all the way around.

I have a special guest staying here at the ranch and she has agreed to present the milk bucket award. So please welcome Miss Betty Boop.

 Thank you all. Envelope please, on the behalf of spiltmilk ranch I would like to present the spiltmilk milk bucket award to Mrs. Franca Reale for blogging excellence. Boop, Boop pee do.

Thank you, Betty Boop.

Now, how about taking a trip over to Franca place and say howdy? Here is her address:

Say if you are look for a good gift for your family  here is a suggestion take a look at my Christmas story book Andre the squirrel and the Christmas Gift, it’s fun.

Thank you for coming by and god bless

Monday, November 28, 2011

lot of 26 days

Howdy and welcome to spiltmilk ranch, well it’s the season to be jolly with all the mistletoe and holly.  I know some don’t feel like joining the fun.  Somewhere out there, there is someone who for them the season is pure hell. Mistletoe and holly are both poisonous and can make you or your pet very sick same for poinsettia. But there are other things that can and will make the season a bad time for some people.  Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic to help you make it thru the holidays.

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.
But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.
Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression
When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.
1.     Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.
2.     Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.
3.     Be realistic. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos.
4.     Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don't live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they're feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.
5.     Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts. Try these alternatives: Donate to a charity in someone's name, give homemade gifts or start a family gift exchange.
6.     Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That'll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.
7.     Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity. If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time.
8.     Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks. Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.
9.     Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Take a walk at night and stargaze. Listen to soothing music. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.
10.  Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Take control of the holidays

Don't let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some positive thinking, you can find peace and joy during the holidays.

If you know someone who is having a hard time with the holidays, be a good friend and find a way to help them. It will make your holidays better. Now there is just twenty six day left till it is all over, you can do it.

I heard from Mouse and he is down there at the South Pole playing hockey with Rudolf and the penguins.  He said Rudolf said they would not let him play reindeer games. 

I told him he had better get to moving them back to the North Pole or he would have to deal with nick and the sheriff, if you know what I mean.
One last thing, you know I have this Christmas story book that is a fun read and great fun to read at a Christmas party.  It all so makes a great pre Christmas present to open before Christmas. You can find a copy here by clicking on the cover of Andre the squirrel and the Christmas Gift. or here at Amazon
Thank you for coming by and may god bless your holidays

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