Saturday, August 30, 2008

Giant Ants!!

We have been getting invaded by these giant, monster ants after the rain we got early this week!!
I found hundred of queens swarming in my front yard the day after the rain and sprayed them until I knew I had killed them! Then I found tons of little holes popping up all oer the yard. My daughter Jamie asked me if I had taken any pics of them *L* So this is for you Jamie!!
Giant Ants!
If you look close you will see some small ants walking around also, they are kinda blurry cause the camera was focused on the monster ant, but you will be able to tell the size difference then! If nothing else it is educational *L* Watch that ant going in the hole and bringing out clumps of dirt making the new hole.

Ant Invasion

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Republican or Democrat, this should upset every American...........
This comes in three parts:

Remember the election in 2006?
Thought you might like to read the following
A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratically controlled Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for "change" in 2006, and we got it!

Remember, it's Congress that makes the law not the President. He has to work with what's handed him.
Quote of the Day: "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." Barack Obama

Taxes. Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics enlightening and amazing.
Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250
Both democrat candidates will return to the higher tax rates.
It is amazing how many people who fall into the categories above think Bush is screwing them and Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever. If Obama or Hillary are elected, they both say they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the people who fall into the categories above can't wait for it to happen. This is like the movie The Sting with Paul Newman; you scam somebody out of some money and they don't even know what happened.

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this

Boy am I confused. I have been hammered with propaganda that it's the "Iraq War" and the "War on Terror" that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS. I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URLs for verification of all the following facts:
1. $11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at:
2. $2.2 billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at:
3. $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at:
4. $12 billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at:
5. $17 billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify at
6. $3 Million dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at:
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at:
8. $90 billion dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:
9. $200 billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by illegal aliens. Verify at:
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US. Verify at:
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Verify at: Homeland Security Report:
12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period." Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.o...eportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. Verify at:
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes is Committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States" Verify at:
The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!!
Are we voters that stupid?
If this doesn't bother you then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the country including every representative in Washington, D.C.five times a week for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement there of

And just because...some links...some fun, some serious

WOW!! This gave me chills!!

Help a friend get to Big Bear

AWESOME waterfall!!

Lightening in slo mo!

Photo fun!


Stupid Criminals..gotta love em!!! *ROTFL*
#2*love how he is getting his @$$ kicked in this one!

Can you herd cats?

CAT FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe if I am lucky, tomorrow I will get my pages scanned and posted :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


The day is almost over and I am just now getting here to post some of those promised pics! *L* If I don't do this Jim isn't gonna let me forget it *lol*

Before I post my pics though I gotta show ya something. Most of you, if you are regulars here know my stance on gun control...if not you can find it again at the bottom of my post....but first look at this video
Gun Control?

Ok and now here are some of those promised pics! :)

Here is the bench that Jim found for me on our last trip to Utah(ignore all the neighbors junk in the background *L*). He found this at Roberts (unfinished, we finished it ourselves) for a little over $30!! I have been wanting a bench for so long and this bench turned out prettier than I even thought it would. We love to go out and sit in it in the evening now and watch the sun go down. It is so peaceful.

We have had several hummingbirds coming to visit us. Only one of them can be at the feeder at a time though because they chase each other away. *L* I don't know why.

Shaun sent us some recent pics of Patrick. Isn't he a little can just see that Irish orneriness in the twinkle in his eye and that smile!

Jamie sent me this pic of the kids. I love the happy smiles on thier faces!!!

And some of my recent pages...

And now my view on gun control....jsut as that video says...the criminals wouldlove to have gun control and have the government take away all of our guns! That way the criminals would be the only ones with guns. they would have a heyday! Does anyone honestly believe if they ban guns that criminals won't be able to get them? Get real! Just like drugs...if you want them you will be able to find them, no matter how illegal it is! Then how are you going to defend yourself if someone breaks into your home? With a club? A bat? A knife? Good luck getting close enough to him, if he has a gun he is going to be able to get you before you are going to be able to get close enough to him to defend yourself.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

But that is a good thing...cause I am shamelessly behind on my blogging anyway.

Here are the rules:
* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 5 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

1. I can't stand for my food to touch, and I eat one thing at a time on my plate.
2. I hate to walk across the carpet after I have vacumned.
3. I have nightmares almost every night
4. I pop my knuckles
5. I love digging and working in my yard, but I refuse to wear gloves(HATE them!)
6. I LOVE to drive
7. I have a thing about pens...I pick them up at odd places (businesses) and lose them all the time (do NOT give me a good pen, I will lose it...just ask DH! me Bics!) and always end up with a ton of them at the bottom of my purse.

I am tagging
Sassy Lisa

Ok it is getting late now, so I am heading to bed, but I promise to post some pics and pages tomorrow!!!