Pot Calling Kettle Black?

Have you been sitting on your high horse lately? How about being the Cats Pajamas? The Bees Knees? Has time been flying? Well these are all forms of something called a Cliche. A cliche is a phrase or expression that has been used so often that it is no longer original or interesting.However we still use some of these today. Here are some examples.

Pot Calling the Kettle Black

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Don’t Count Your Chicken Before They Hatch

These are just a few of the perhaps thousands that we use everyday. So lets look before we leap into what we say and think before we act.


Another Poem? Or just words?

The assignment for this week is an Acrostic. That is taking a word then flipping it and taking the letters and turning it into something cool. So let me see what I can come up.







I had fun was with this. You should do this one day.

Top 10

Well now that the year has changed once again and I feel like telling you the top ten things that I have seen, heard and had the chance to do. These are not in any order of favorites.

1. Seeing the Hobbit. By far two of the better movies made in this past year. Just amount of action, depth and music.

2. Getting a new car…. well kinda new…. new to me. And having to fix it is going to be a chore.

3. Moving….. back into the same house that we were in before we moved into that one.

4. Upgrading my phone to an iPhone. After a while my Mom and Dad said I could switch over to it.

5. Getting through this year. I am grateful for all the people that helped me out.

6. Seeing Gravity. It was awesome in the theater and I enjoyed seeing it with my Grand-Pa.

7. Job Hunting. That is a real pain at times but it will pay off sometime.  Just hope it happens soon.

8. Getting a load of music from a good friend of mine. He gave me tons of sound tracks.

9.A volunteer job at the Church. It should increase my experience with my photography.

10. Looking forward to the year ahead. It may be fun, hard, trying, awesome or maybe insane. But still looking forward to it.

I hope that all you reading this are blessed in the next year.

Thanksgiving: Where did you go?

So where has Thanksgiving gone? It seem that we have completely skipped over it and moved on to Black Friday and Christmas. We have gone right over wanting to think of what we have and be thankful for it to wanting more and more. Does this seem wrong to you?  Have we become so greedy and selfish that we decided to just for go this holiday that was meant to enjoy time with family.

I remember looking forward to every Thanksgiving, going to my Aunt’s house with cousins there and a great feast awaiting us, then going to go hunting the next morning. Then playing football and fishing later that day. We finished off that day with family time in the living room. Now it seems that we stay at home and just sit around, which is not a bad thing but there is no fun in sitting talking about Christmas. Where has Thanksgiving gone?

Thanksgiving was made to give thanks for the harvest and bounty that was given. The pilgrims knew this and they had a feast that lasted for a while. It was proclaimed a Federal Holiday 1941. Has it been that long? We don’t often realize that we have been offered an opportunity to give thanks for what we have without wanting more then maybe a few friends and family members.

This is not to say that I don’t like Christmas or even Black Friday or hate to see the neighbors lights up on the day after Halloween, However I do wish that everyone would maybe take a day to give thanks for everything that has been given too you. Thanksgiving where have you gone?

Vacation anyone?

So my grand parents decided to come visit this past two weeks all the way from Arizona. So this is a short description of what we did while they were here.

First week they were here we went down to their condo for a night, went swimming, went through Springfield for school stuff, did some shopping, played pool and ping pong and generally had a great time. The second week we moved over to a different condo and found out that the place looked like Whoville. while we were there we did some crafts, played bingo (which was really fast paced), swam some more enjoyed the weather (even the rain) and went down to the Branson Landing to look around and have dinner. I have a few pictures if you want to look at them. Also while we were down there I had the opportunity to help out with my grand-ma’s scrapbook from India and another one from Israel. These two week had their moments of fun, frustrations and some joy when we finished with the frustrations.



_DSC2294The Lighthouse stairway


_DSC2297The view from the Highway


_DSC2260At the Park

Fall Recipe


Fall is coming upon us, rather rapidly if I may say so. So I am going to give you a recipe that I enjoy.

Overnight Coffee Cake:
2/3 c. Oil                   1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 c. Sugar                    1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. Brown Sugar     1 c. Butter Milk
2 Eggs                        2 c. Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder   1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 c. Brown Sugar 1/2 c. Nuts
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg 1/2 Cinnamon

Mix in order given. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Mix remaining topping ingredients and sprinkle over cake mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Next morning bake at 350*F for 30-35 minutes.

Our family likes to leave the nuts off half of it for those who don’t like nuts. Very good for Sunday mornings when you don’t feel like making a big breakfast. And very good with fresh made coffee.

I hope you all enjoy this.


Due to this being a school blog, my latest assignment is to write a haiku. So let’s give it a shot.

Smile and watch to

See a person being changed

With just one small thing

Only One Word……

If there was only one word that could describe this day, week, month or even year it would have to be Change. This may seem a little vague, but let me explain. There are things that change on a everyday basis and things that should not change just happen to change when you least expect it. Stuff like moving twice in one year can be stressful, but you find out what friends can do for you. Or, something as small as little baby bunnies running around can show you it is okay to slow down and enjoy the change.

Some change may be scary at first, like your first job or you realizing that your sister turned 18, but this change may help you later on in life. The first job today may turn out to change you into who you are supposed to be. Your sister becoming and adult may be a shock to wake you up and get your butt in gear for adulthood.

Then there is the change that can excite you like being able to drive by yourself or being in a leadership position for the first time. Having the freedom to go places on your own to get away or to go do stuff with your friends can be a different but welcomed change. It is rewarding. Being a leader can be a scary change if you think about it. Being in charge for the first time can be nerve-wracking but at the same time it is satisfying.

Change may be unwelcome or even unwanted but it will happen at one point or another. It is how you deal with that change that may make a difference.

Do you try to smile and go on ignoring the change or do you turn to it and embrace it knowing it could change your life?

Life in the Fast Lane.

_DSC1327 We like to be always going, always on the move, but is there a downside to that? I know that with myself it always seems like I am away for this then gone for that and never quite have time for just sitting down and having a nice sit down dinner. What would be a good thing to do? Stop everything? Just slow down and enjoy what we have?

Stop and look around. Have you stopped and just enjoyed life instead of running around from work to dropping the kids off to their next activity? When was the last time you, instead of going to the nearest fast food place, had a date night with someone you love?

Stop and think about it.