Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Short Holiday Hello!


My husband and I are hoping to take a road trip to see our granddaughter in California. Everything on the top list should rock along. Email me at blogger at with any problems.

I wish you all the best this holiday has to offer. No matter your creed, color, race, belief system or persuasion--we all live on this one Earth. We should protect the Earth and care for each other.

All the best. Namaste,


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just the Beginning of the Holiday Season


1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats..
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food..
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair..
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.


1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.


1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.


At age 4 success is . . . . Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is . . . Having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is . . . Having money.
At age 50 success is . . . Having money..
At age 70 success is . . . Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 80 success is . . . Not piddling in your pants.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

One easy way to put peace out there in the world
is to join hundreds of bloggers from all over the world for one day.

You have a voice.
What will you say?

November 4, 2010

**click the logo above
or link below for details**

Mimi Writes.......: Announcing BlogBlast For Peace 2010!

Peace Globe from 2008

Join us this year. It is fun and pulls a bit of creativity through your pathways.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blog Action Day 2010

Your input is needed!

Last October, 13,606 bloggers from 156 countries started a global conversation about climate change. Joining in on the conversation were dozens of the world's leading nonprofits as well as influential voices ranging from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to the White House.

To make Blog Action Day 2010 an even bigger success this year, we need your help in answering the following question:

What important issue do you think the world should talk about on October 15th?

Based on nominations we received during voting process for last year's topic, we've put together six potential topics for this year, outlined below. To vote on your favorite topic, click here.

  • Water: The UN recently declared water to be a human right, but millions around the world still lack even the most basic access, causing widespread disease and the possibility of military conflict over access to clean water.

  • Human Trafficking: From prostitution to forced labor, more than 27 million people are modern-day slaves, making human trafficking one of the most overlooked man-made tragedies in the world.

  • Women: The most discriminated against group in the world isn't a minority: it's women. From inequality in schooling to reduced economic opportunities, women face a disproportionate degree of adversity all over the world.
  • Sustainable Food: Industrial agriculture has overtaken the world's food supply – creating obesity in the developed world and spreading genetically modified crops and oftentimes undercutting local farmers in the developing world.

  • Hunger: While many of us may take healthy, nutritious food for granted, more than 1 billion people around the world see it as an unattainable luxury.

  • Oceans: Overfishing and pollution have decimated untold species of fish and other ocean life over the past few decades, and recent oil spills have shown how vulnerable aquatic life is to man-made disasters.

  • Don't see an issue you're passionate about in this list? We'd love to hear any additional suggestions
Blog Action Day 2010 is just 2 months away, and we have a lot of work to do between now and then. We'll announce the winning topic for Blog Action Day by early September and look forward to hearing your voice on October 15th.

Monday, August 09, 2010

BlogBlast for Peace Date Set

Blog Blast for Peace 11/4/2010Click Banner for More Information

What started with one blogger and one blog in 2006 has traveled from blog to blog across the globe until it has reached 50 countries. BlogBlast for Peace is an annual blog event and is expanding each year. Join us this year.

As long as there is hope in the world and bloggers who long for peace, BlogBlast for Peace will be held November 4. If you wish to join the peace bloggers, please visit Mimi's site.

It is quite simple. Visit Mimi's blog between now and November. download a Peace Globe and personalize it with your message of peace. Then forward it to Mimi when requested, post it on your blog and promote both the event and your post as November 4 creeps in after Halloween.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Top List Back to Normal

I think I have everything on the Top List back like it was. We have so many members, that I changed the format from 10 to 20 blogs per page. Please make the new blogs feel welcome. Leave them a comment and a rating. We were all newbies once.

I added some Amazon ads, hopefully to recap some of the payment made to have an ad-free list. If anyone wants to advertise on the top list, let me know.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Problems from TopList


I have been trying, somewhat successfully, to get the TopList admin to remove his ads and to put our top list back like it was. I have disabled the gateway page until the ads are removed. All the list breaks were changed, so I have just disabled them for now.

The forum is no longer functional, so I cannot get support there. I have been emailing the support email and evidently someone is reading these emails, because changes are being made. It is just that every change messes something else up.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quick Update

I did not put the Google ads on the top list. I pay to NOT HAVE the ads. I sent a support message and hopefully, they will be gone soon.

Happy Father's Day


Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Fricken Elephant

From the diary of a Pre-School Teacher

My five-year old students are learning to read.

Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
"Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"

I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?"

"It's a frickin'elephant! It says so on the picture!"

And so it does..

A f r i c a n Elephant

Hooked on Phonics

Isn't it Great?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010 , , , Remember!

Going Home

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our country. Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May.

About 5,000 people attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery each year. A small American flag is placed on each grave and the President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Ways You Might Celebrate Memorial Day:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Natural Resources of the Personal Kind

Courage * Acceptance * Caring * Humility * Reliability * Joy * Abundance * Curiosity * Creativity * Harmony * Wonderment * Control * Commitment * Supportive * Passionate * Connectedness * Kindness * Sense of Humor * Compassion * Faith * Patience * Independence * Wisdom * Powerful * Empowered * Trustworthy * Understanding * Playful * Light * Intelligence * Integrity * Enthusiasm * Sense of Humor

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All Members of Blog Village Top List


PLEASE ensure that you and your members are not using autosurf, manual surf, pay to surf, or any other type of system where people are rewarded for clicking through to your list. Any sites found doing this will be removed immediately.

The information above is straight from the admin of the TopList (that hosts all top lists). Please make sure the Blog Village Top List is not part of any traffic exchange program for money or credit.



Monday, May 03, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Women

1. A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills... she has 14 kids but she doesn't really care..

2. One of life's mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs.

3.The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

4. I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my panties.

5. Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like...'You know sometimes I forget to eat!' .....Now, I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat..

6. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing -- and then they marry him.

7. I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day!

Share your wisdom with me. Leave a comment.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day is April 22

I hope all the blog writers will note Earth Day on their blogs. It doesn't take much to recognize this important day.

From the EPA website (written in 1980):
Earth Day 1970 made it clear that we could summon the public support, the energy, and commitment to save our environment. And while the struggle is far from over, we have made substantial progress. In the ten years since 1970 much of the basic legislation needed to protect the environment has been enacted into law: the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Water Pollution and Control Act Amendments, the Resource Recovery Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. And, the most important piece of environmental legislation in our history, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was signed into law on January 1, 1970. NEPA came about in response to the same public pressure which later produced Earth Day.

The work is not finished today, 40 years later. We must stand for protecting our environment: the air we breathe, the waterways that furnish recreation and drinking water and public lands that give us a place to getaway. We must stop using the ocean as a dumping ground for sewerage and plastic. Read the labels! Get the poisons out of our homes and out of the planting fields. Hold our government entities responsible for their primary mandate.

Happy Earth Day
May 22, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Face of Healthcare Smiles on USA

The following is the whole text of an email sent to me, Eileen Trainor, from Congressman Lloyd Doggett (Democrat, Texas).  In this message, he details his view of the new health care bill.  I find the explanation succinct and timely.  Perhaps it will help you understand what the new health care bill means to you.

Today, the House of Representatives took another important step in securing comprehensive health insurance reform and extending the life of the Medicare trust fund. With the full support of the AARP and American Medical Association and many other organizations that represent doctors and seniors, I supported this bill. Now we need the Senate to act, so that the President can sign it into law.

What difference will it make to you?  Currently, seniors pay 25% of the cost of prescription drugs up to $2,830, and then have to pay 100% up to $6,300 after which Medicare catastrophic coverage applies.  Under the new law, we begin to close this costly, so called "donut hole gap" in coverage.  If you reach the hole in coverage this year, you will get an immediate $250 payment toward the cost of your prescriptions.  Going forward, we fill in the coverage gap over time until it is finally closed.  And this reform also makes it easier for those with very high drug costs to reach catastrophic coverage faster.

This legislation extends the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by almost another decade, ensuring that you can count on Medicare. Because the Part B premium is based on how much Medicare spends each year, by controlling spending in Medicare we help keep down the cost of  future Part B premiums to you.

For the first time, there will be no charge for preventive services, such as flu shots, cancer screenings, and tests to check for high cholesterol. There will also no longer be any charge for annual wellness visits.  Because Medicare payments to primary care doctors are increased, you will likely find more of our local doctors accepting new Medicare patients.  And this reform adopts a number of significant steps to stop waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says this measure will NOT add to the deficit, in fact, over the next ten years it will cut the deficit by $143 billion over the next 10 years. There have been many false accusations about what the bill does by the same forces who fought so hard to prevent President Johnson from gaining approval of Medicare 45 years ago.  Though they will continue to promote misinformation and fear, their obstructionism has been overcome once again.

Listening to you, I will continue working to strengthen the Medicare program and ensure that seniors and people with disabilities have access to good, affordable coverage through Medicare, for all their health care needs, including prescription drugs.

Please let me hear from you as you have questions about the progress we have made or concerns about any other federal issue on which I may be of service.

Lloyd Doggett

To our health and the health of our elected officials that voted and signed this into law.  May the Republicans (not one of who signed this bill) lose their offices next election.



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

May the blessing of God's soft rain be on you...

May the blessing of God's soft rain be on you,
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.

May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.

May the blessing of God's Earth be on you,
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word
for those you meet. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Make Each Day a Better Day for Others

Be the sort of woman who the devil hates to see wake up

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Remote Blogging From Florida


We are in Crystal River, Florida, where the Internet coverage leaves much to be desired. On a positive note, I am learning to do without my computer for days at a time.

I am swimming, walking, bike riding, photographing and sightseeing instead of blogging and surfing the Internet.

There are many new villagers that were just approved (sorry, guys, for taking so long). Please welcome these new villagers and help them if you notice they need help.

May 2010 will be the best year ever for all villagers.


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