Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FULL OF RANDOM and ANOTHER WINNER

Guess I better start a new post and stop adding to the old one....You can still read my PARTY POST here! I have had so much fun blog hopping and enjoying the party. I am glad we have a couple more days to meet new friends...The creativity of the blog world blows me away.

I am waiting on some Easter pictures from my daughter-in-law. I really do have a CUTE EASTER POST, where at the second restaurant we went to that day after church, (the first one had a very long wait) we were seated at the table next to a blogger that reads my blog and she recognized our family. Not sure if that's good or bad, but they were the cutest family and we got some great pictures. We had a very CRANKY and TIRED Jack with us, so that may have given us away.

I was touched that there were so many great comments about
Phil and Amy Mickelson. It is a story that has warmed my heart all week. What a beautiful example of FAMILY! I would love to see this picture on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, but they have not called and asked me....so just HOPING!

I told you this was RANDOM....we saw two good movies this week...I have never seen a Tyler Perry movie that I did not like. EVER! So I loved his new movie. Today my husband and I saw The Last Song and it was good, but very sad. Jack had already read the book and we are both Nicholas Sparks fans.

I am still walking though I have not been blogging about it but I did 4 miles tonight and my walking buddy is invaluable. I had forgotten how much easier and more fun it is to walk with a partner.

Many of you have emailed me about Amy, the Mom to Justin, the 12 year old boy in my town that was abducted and killed a few weeks ago by a twice convicted sex offender. Yesterday he was charged with first degree murder and the D.A. is seeking the death penalty with great passion. I had an email from Amy and she said she was in court and able to look him in the eye. I can only imagine her feelings. Please continue to pray for her and her entire family as they go through the process of justice. I would offer my services in a minute to do away with this animal. There are a lot of things in life that I get, but one that I don't, is abuse of innocent children. I feel myself going into another RANT...so I will stop.


OK, I GIVE, I cannot resist telling you this. Only those that have read my blog for awhile will get it. Last week, Brett Favre became a grandfather...I am hoping he will be the FIRST NFL player to play as a grandfather. That means I am SO HOPING he will play one more year. Brittney had a little boy and they named him PARKER BRETT! What are the chances that would happen? My Parker could not believe it. His words when I called him were "Grammy, no way"!

I had some blood work done last week and my cholesterol is up a little. I had it down to 178 and now its up over 200. Send me some tips on getting it down. I am one of those that CANNOT take statins. They make me feel like I have the flu 24/7, but I have been taking Zetia. High cholesterol runs in my family, especially among the women, so I really need to be proactive about it. I hope the walking is going to make a difference. But if you know any vitamins, natural stuff, I am open to try anything.

And just in case you are an American Idol fan, my favorites are Crystal and Michael. And if you love Dancing With The Stars, I am still trying to find a favorite. I would love to hear yours.

REMEMBER all comments through Thursday night, on either blog, go into the drawing for the $100.00 Gift Basket. IF the stock market stays up all week, there might be some extra prizes! AND I think I may be going to see the MOUSE the end of MAY. I don't have to tell you how HAPPY that makes me.

I really love all my new blog friends. I am going to share a list of some of the GEMS I have found during the BLOG PARTY. Now if this has not been RANDOM, I don't know what is.

Enough random...you are probably beyond bored. The WINNER of the last card package this week is HOUSE QUEEN @ THE QUEEN OF MY HOUSE and THE DOWTY FAMILY ! She has two sites and the CUTEST LITTLE GUYS EVER, well almost the cutest. I just remembered my four little men. Go by and visit her site. I want to read more. It looks like my kind of blog.

71 comments:

House Queen said...

Oh...thanks so much about the sweet comment on my little guys! I really do adore them! they are such blessings! I am off to email ya right now!!! YAY!

billypandnikkysmom said...

your blog is so much fun!! God Bless!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for posting about Amy. I was wondering what was happening. I did send her a card the other day!

Theresa said...

Happy day dear Teresa! I don't mind a bunch of randomness in a blog, love Brett Favre:) Congrats to the card package winners. Love mine and enjoy sending them to friends. I think of you with each one I use. Have a blessed day my friend!

Suburban Princess said...

Have you tried going to the health food store and asking them for some advice? I am sure there are lots of foods and supplements that will naturally reduce cholesterol. Also, cutting out animal will help a lot too - that's where cholesterol comes from.

Susan said...

Thanks so mch for stopping by my blog. I love these blog parties and I am having fun! I really love your blog and I will be back.

Colin, Juanita, Ian, Brooke and Gavin said...

Just stopping by from UBP! Great blog! Nice to meet you!

jenn said...

thanks for stopping by..you have such a cute little blog and cute grandbabies..i am now a follower

singedwingangel said...

grape seed extract is excellent for lowering cholesterol.. cheerios , whole grains... is there a homeopathic store in your area, find them and talk to them about natural ways to lower cholesterol...
OH did you see THATending in the new Tyler Perry movie.. IF you like his movies you have GOT to watch the plays.. trust me..

Lynn said...

I enjoyed this random! Just want to say thanks for reminding me about snail mail and how I love to get cards in the mail so probably my friends do too! I have a close friend who is battling breast cancer and I just today sent a real paper card in the mail rather than an email:o)! I always enjoy your posts. Hope you have a great day!

PEA said...

Good morning dear Teresa:-)

Another fun post to read! How wonderful that you met a blogger who reads your blog...imagine being recognized in a restaurant! lol See, you're famous! hehe

I read the story behind Phil and Amy Mickelson and you're right, it's such a beautiful example of what being a family is all about. I was thrilled when he won:-)

My heart goes out to Justin's family. One can't even imagine what it must feel like to face the person who murdered your child...I think they would have to restrain me from doing him bodily harm!!!

I've never had problems with my cholesterol so I have no idea what you could do to help lower yours. Hopefully you will get good suggestions from other bloggers. Good for you for doing so much walking:-)

Congratulations to your latest winner!! You are one of the most generous people I know:-) Love ya. xoxox

Channa said...

JR and I are on a no meat no cheese diet during the week. It was alittle hard at first but we are really liking it now! We eat alot of raw food, salads for dinner, avocado sandwiches for lunch, alot of fresh fruit and veggies, etc...

Ok, we still need to get together next time you are in Dallas!

ethelmaepotter! said...

A few Random Comments...

Thanks for the update on Justin's family. I, too, am normally a very passive, non-controversial person, but child abusers make my blood boil. This guy is a monster, and monsters deserve... well, I'd better get off MY soapbox!

We saw The Last Song, too, and LOVED it. I didn't know anything about it when we went, only that it starred Miley Cyrus, so I was expecting a Hannah Montana-ish film...boy, was I wrong! It truly is the best movie I've seen in a while.

Hope your "mouse" dream comes true and you have a "magical" time!

Kelly said...

I actually enjoyed the random-ness of this post! LOL

Sheryl said...

wow! we have been away on vacation and i see i have missed SO much. LOVE your new blog look. going to keep on reading and catch up.

love you!

Grandma Cyndi said...

Teresa, good morning. I loved your random thoughts, just the way a conversation would go if we were having tea. We have such similar tastes, also Crystal and Mike supporters (I actually call and vote) No one is standing out yet on Dancing, but I am watching it. (Kate needs to go). My husband and I have Favre shirts and wear them for every game (even tho they are green!). How exciting to have his grandson named after yours! The only place we don't completely agree is that my 4 grandkids are " "er than yours (just kidding, but mine are really great too). Still hoping that Parker picks my number for one of your card packages, my stash is very low. Enjoy the rest of your week. Cyndi

Brandie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice cooment! Enjoy the UBP:)!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I have heard that eating a handful of walnuts every day will help. Don't know if that's true but it wouldn't hurt to try!

The Gosfam said...

I like reading your blog and all your happenings. I wish i could write like you do.

Amanda said...

Yay for a visit with Mickey!

Nezzy said...

I took mine down over a summer vacation with diet ( I used the American Heart Association as a guideline) and exercise. I also added Promise active spread instead of other butter substitutes. It contains plant sterol esters that remove cholesterol. Oatmeal, ground flax seed also help. Hubby got his down by taking Red Yeast Rice tablets from the health food store. It is as important to add the good oils as it is to take away the bad oils.

God bless ya and good luck!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh Teresa...I love your random!!! You are such fun!!! I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in a while...took a blogging break...got so busy...but it looks like you've been VERY busy...what a beautiful make-over to your blog!! It looks so fresh and "Spring-y" Simply fabulous, like you! ~Janine XO

Beth E. said...

Random posts are the best! :-)

I have a walking buddy, too. We try to walk two miles every day. You're doing great with four miles!

I need to lower my cholesterol, too, so I'll be checking back to see what tips you get.

Praying for Amy and the rest of her family. I can't imagine their pain.

Blessings to you, Teresa!

Melanie said...

Hey Sweet Teresa!
AI faves are Crystal (her voice reminds me of my daughet) and Tim (something about him reminds me of my Andrew).
My love to you,
Melanie

carma said...

isn't that wild about Brett - I hope he continues to play too to show that those of us who are in middle age are still useful!!

carma said...

p.s. thanks for the follow - following back

Lee said...

I love the Mickelson story. I just feel in love with that one.

I think I've only seen one Tyler Perry movie, but I'm wanting to see this one in the theater. My husband will make fun of me, but I think he'd let me have a morning off to see it. Thanks for the review.

Jennifer said...

You have a beautiful blog! You remind me of my own mom--a Grammy--because I can tell how much you adore your grandchildren!

Enjoy the rest of UBP, and stop by www.jennifervdavis.com if you get a chance!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

This was a fun post! and I hope I have a chance for the gift basket! We are also hoping that Grandpa Favre returns to the Vikings for one more year.... I like Lee and Crystal on American Idol and I've missed the last couple episodes of Stars but I liked Erin-ESPN...have a great rest of the week!

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! My computer time is limited and probably will be until after the wedding, but just wanted to say hi and that even though I can't visit as often, I still think about you and love ya!

Hugs!
Kat

Teresa said...

I love your blog!!!! I love the random thoughts into action as you write! I will be praying for Amy as well and am at this moment!

The Activity Mom said...

What a great blog! So glad I stopped by!

Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

Hey, I gave you a much-deserved award on my blog this morning. Passing on the love :)
http://kidsareteachers.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-award-for-me.html

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have had a lot of fun meeting new blog friends as well! This has been so great!

Your mentioning these movies reminded me that I haven't seen a movie in theatres since Prince Caspian was out in theatres... and that has been a long time!!

I hope you have a great day! Blessings!

Sara said...

Awww.... your family (and your blog!!) are both super cute!! I hope you get to go to Disney.... super jealous!!

His Doorkeeper said...

I love random posts...there is so much to talk about....I loved the Mickelson story too. A welcome relief after nothing but sad with Tiger and his wife!

Try a few almonds everyday for lowering that cholesterol! Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week!
Blessings!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Hi there.. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Merry Happy UBP!!
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
XOXO-Terri

Love the Decor! said...

LOVED THE " RANDOMNESS" OF THIS POST!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
By the way I agree about the mikleson family on the cover ...

Kite Koop said...

Just checking out your other blog! I'm following you on this blog as well!

Valerie
thekitefamily.blogspot.com
villageofmoms.blogspot.com

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Teresa! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the heads up on the gift basket! How sweet of you!
I know exactly what you mean about that photo of the Mickelson's moment in the sun! They have been through a lot together..and probably more to come. It was heartwarming to see that.

I got here and just read and read! The more I read the more interesting it got ...sort of like a good novel you don't want to put down!
It covered so many things I was interested and, both sad and happy. An interesting mix.

Have a wonderful day, and again..thanks so much! :)
Mona

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Teresa, so glad you came by my blog since it brought me to yours. Yours is awesome and I plan to come back when I have more time. I have a Jack too, grandson. That's so funny about meeting someone out who recognized you from your blog. Love that! Blogs are so much fun and I know what you mean about them being so creative. I hardly ever read magazines anymore. I'd rather visit my blog friends. Have a good day, oh and btw, count me in on the drawing too!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Hope you have a wonderful UBP!!

Adam+Tatum said...

You are the sweetest/ dearest woman! You remind me of my Grandma who I miss so much! She was a family woman inside and out. Despite holding a masters degree, working with Albert Einstien, surviving both the great depression and WW2, her family was her greatest success! Reading your blog makes me feel like I am talking with her again....she was always talking about her family! It's great to meet you...I will be fallowing along!

Desiree said...

Ooh, a giveaway! I could use a gift basket. I enjoy reading your randomness. :)

Kristine said...

Yes, that was a random post,hehehe...but, I enjoyed reading every word. I really like your blog. Thanks for stopping by and following mine. I appreciate that. Since, I'm just getting my blog started; I need all the company I can get over there. I'll stop back by again soon. (c:

JulieChats said...

So nice to meet you! Love your blog! I love how we meet such nice people during all these parties. Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a comment, I can't wait to come back by & read more.

I'm creating like crazy over here & will have a cool new mini album up on my blog tomorrow afternoon, so stop by! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I LOVE the new look! THIS really is a neat style! :) Eazy-Peazy to find your topics! I still love to plunder around in your Christmas trees!

Leslee said...

I too was so touched by the Amy/Phil Mikelson story - Now THAT is a role model!!

Parker Brett!!! Can you believe that - how very cool and I am hoping for another chance to see 'Grandpa Brett' play in the NFL...

Good luck with the cholestrol issue. Not much information I can offer to you ~

JoAnn said...

The blog party was fun, and you seem cute and spunky! Great to meet you!

purseblogger said...

I love you Teresa! So glad I found you! I'm with you on Phil and Amy Mickelson. So so nice to hear about their sweet marriage instead of Tigers. It's crazy that Brett is a grandfather. I have high cholesterol too. Ugh...

Wander said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog! Your blog is so pretty! And so is your family.
I've been so busy all week and haven't been able to enjoy the UBP like I had hoped.
After the weekend I will be able to snoop all around!

I'm so sad to hear about Justin! I'll be praying!

Esther @ Add A Spoonful of Sugar said...

What a wonderful blog! And such a lovely family :) I will certainly be a follower! Thanks for the comment on my blog...I LOVE getting comments!

If you have any suggestions on blog writing, I'm open to them. I'm pretty new at all this...
Feel free to check out my other blog,
http://purposepassionpurity.com
Enjoy the last laughs of the party!

Mrs. Muffins said...

Omigosh, I hate reading about tragedys like that. I mean, I hate it because I hate that there is bad in the world like that but I think every story deserves to be told. <3

xx

Heidi said...

Hi Teresa,
You are so funny! There is always something interesting to read about when I stop by for a visit. It's not boring at all more like talking on the phone with a dear friend!
About lowering the cholesterol - good for you on the exercise, now have you tried fish oil? Capsules or the pure oil form, also flax seeds, flax oil, avocados and almonds. All very good for you, easy to find and easy to incorporate into your diet. I use flax seed in anything I bake, just throw a little in the batter. The oil can be used in dressings, but not heated. Head over to a health food store and ask the nutritionist for some advice. They can help you with good information and natural things you can do to help bring those numbers down. Good luck!
Have a fun weekend. Please enter me in the drawing!! Thanks for stopping by earlier.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Vidia2Be said...

just popping in after seeing your lovely comment and reading your fab blogs Im hooked... woo hoo for UBP10 intorducing me to so many awesome cybersisters http://pixiehollowenchantasies.blogspot.com

Julie@EverydayLifeandHappiness said...

I absolutely love your random!!!! I too was choked up seeing Phil and his wife...it was such a touching moment and really helped bring things back into perspective for me.

Thank you for visiting my blog at Everyday Life and Happiness!

Holly said...

What a beautiful blog! Love it! Thanks for visiting me from the party! Have fun!

Diana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I agree on Phil and Amy M..I am praying for their family.

Push Pop Mama said...

Great new design! Some of my best friends are grandmas! Of course, I have a few grandma friends who aren't too much older than me...and I'm 32! Goes to show, age is only a number.

Way to go Brett Favre! :)

Chicagolandia said...

I love the randomness! Great blog and thanks for visiting mine! Looks liek you've got your hands full over there!

Rebekah {honey and cheese} said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! You have got such an upbeat, cheery blog! I had to laugh, reading this post, because if you hadn't referred to how random it was, I probably wouldn't have noticed. That's how I tend to write. :)

The four AI favorites here are Tim, Michael, Siobhan, and Crystal. Probably close to that order. Crystal would be up higher, but some weeks it's just so hard to understand the words she's singing!

My favorite "voting" show is So You Think You Can Dance - which is where Dancing With the Stars' professional dancer Chelsie Hightower came from. They definitely keep the bar up high on that show!

Have a happy and blessed weekend!

Nanbon44 said...

visiting from the UBP, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Traci Michele said...

Hey Teresa...

feel free to stop by the Spring Cleaning link up party today ...

Hugs to you friend,
Traci

Me (aka Danielle) said...

What a cute and fun blog you've got here!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your posts!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by this week. What a beautiful family you have! I was thinking about Phil Mickelson this weekend when he one the Masters and what a dissapointment Tiger turned out being! Phil deserved to win! Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Great blog you have here! I totally agree with you on people who abuse children. I just don't understand how anyone could hurt an innocent child. I look at my son and I could do anything that would hurt him.

Kirstin said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am hoping to get out and visit a few more parties before it ends.

Jenn... Dan and the Clan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, vis the UBP10! I'm glad you stopped by!

Karen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. the UBP has been quite a lot of fun. It has been great meeting so many new people. I have already been a follower of yours for a while.

Blessings,
Karen

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like Crystal on AI too. Cute blog design!

vanessa said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I think I am too late for the prize, but just wanted to say hi anyways!