For 2017

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday's fragments....


It's Monday - good morning ah er good afternoon???

Got some fragments for you today:

I went to Cracker Barrel last Friday morning and I was looking up at all the antiques they have there.  I am watching the picker show now on TV and thinking about things like that.  My husband said they were all replica's and I said that I didn't think so.  Well the manager over heard us and he started talking to us.  They are real.  There are no replica's.  That each store has it's own antiques.  And if you look at each antique they all have a tag on them. Cracker Barrel have huge stores houses with items like the ones you see are stored in.
And this was the interesting thing.  If you look over the fireplace it will have something for your specific area.  And sure enough it had a diploma of someone from Marietta High School from decades ago.
Once someone recognized their relatives and CB did give the photos  to them.
And they start a brand new menu this week.



Sunday I did not even turn the computer on - grandson and I had a project to do and it took the entire day.  A book on characters.  He was to pick 8 characteristics and write about them and make a scrape book.  Luckily I had all this stuff so it cost us nothing but time.  And a lot of it too.  I think he did a pretty great job - but I don;t get the scrape book part of it.  The essays and poems yes - not the decorating which was so TIME CONSUMING! lol







My grandson is will be three this November in Ohio - starts pre-school today.  Schooling begins!



Now here is a site sent to me by Jenn From Three Graces - it is about what to buy in bulk and what not to if you are interested
tp://money.msn.com/debt-management/best-and-worst-groceries-to-buy-in-bulk

I didn't know that you could buy gift cards for cheaper at these kinds of stores - then their face value!

THE TWENTY MOST DANGEROUS CARS ON THE ROAD








Excellent - you will be surprised
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Okay from Disco - this is the girl he picked - don't know her name - any suggestions? 



THE LAUGH:




THE LIFT - my new favorite song.






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59 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

His scrapbook looks very nice!

I never knew that about Cracker Barrel's antiques.

Sandee said...

Hubby and I love the Doritos commercial. That was awesome. Smart little girl there.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Will have to listen to your videos when I get home - but didn't know that about Cracker Barrell!! Will have to start paying attention to the things over the fireplace! wouldn't it be great to have that job ?? HAVING to go out and buy antiques??

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the scrapbook too and even a page can be quite time consuming! I'm off to listen to your new favorite song! Hugs!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Such a great song! I must buy it and use it sometime. Happy Monday!!

Nancy said...

The name Fiona comes to mind for the puppy in pink . :)

Sandra said...

tinker bell for the little dog in pink. the scrap book looks super to me... who know why teachers do what these days.. certainly not like when i was in school.

Retired English Teacher said...

The scrapbook is really nice. I learned a lot today. Mostly, I learned I'm lucky to be alive after driving that Ford Pinto for so many years!

Betsy Adams said...

I love Cracker Barrel --and will have to look above the fireplace at OURS the next time we go.

Loved all of those links you gave. We go to Sam's ---and I'm never quite sure what is a good deal and what is not. We love their meats. Some items I can get much better deals by using store brands instead of name brands.

Glad our car (nor any Toyota) is listed on that list.

I did not know to store peanut butter upside down... Amazing.

Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Love Of Quilts said...

Cracker Barrel has a store house full of antiques. Wow, no wonder they are so hard to fine. Have a good week.

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous job you two did on that scrap book!

Oh and those Doritios commercials are always good for a giggle :)

Susan said...

There were a lot of good things in your post today, Sandie.

The little girl in the Doritos commercial was adorable.

Good job on the scrapbook!

The singer was cute and the message of the song was super, too. Just need a little bit of everything! Yeah! Susan

Terri D. said...

Wow - a whole lot of good information in those links! Love the scrapbook you and Andy made. Hope he gets a good grade!!

Sharon said...

What fun today!

I wish we had Cracker Barrel restaurants out our way. I love antiques - and fortunately, my husband likes to go shopping with me. And, we are also HUGE fans of the Pickers show. We'd actually love to do that, but I'm afraid that we'd only buy a bunch of stuff we wouldn't want to sell!!

Looks like the scrapbook came out really nice. You two are quite a team!

And, the name for Disco's girl? Let's call her The Dancing Queen - Queenie for short - that was a great song from the *disco* era!

xo

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Hi Sandie! Thanks for the list of pets killers. I knew some of them but not all of them. My Lil' Girl was sick last week, I think she got too many weird foods on our trip down south. Oh see is fine now. She avoids onions like the plague but she is bad at getting chocolate wrappers out of the trash and liking them. ooooooooh.

You worked hard on that assignment for GS. (hug) to you!!!!!

Josie Two Shoes said...

All kinds of good stuff here to start the week! I love Cracker Barrel we eat there nearly every Friday night, a nice way to end the week. :-)

Renegades said...

How interesting about Cracker Barrel. I to like the Keith Urban song.

NanaDiana said...

Great info about Cracker Barrel. We love it there but don't have one close to us. LOVE the scrapbook. Aren't grandkids just the greatest? xo Diana

Ms. A said...

Beautiful job on the scrap book!

Love the little Chihuahua. When I got my last little one, she was so tiny and her little head bobbled around, so I named her Katie... after Katharine Hepburn. Remember how her head bobbled in her later years?

Ginny said...

That project is WAY too time consuming! Too many characters, then to have to decorate, reminds me of college or something. LOVE the poison things for pets and the things that have new uses, I need to write these down and REMEMBER them!!! Never knew most of them, but they are all so cool!!! So Disco is looking for a lady? Tell him not to settle for the first bitch he sees...

Paula said...

Andy is lucky to have a grandmother with such interest in helping him and to be near enough to help him. I think Disco's girl may be just what he needs. Awww how sweet they will be together.

Jackie said...

Love Cracker Barrel. We eat there about 3 times a week. I'm disappointed that their new menu won't have some of the items that I really like(d) on it...(no more applesauce....no more BBQ pork...sigh.)
But, I'm sure that the world will still turn.
Hugs to you,
Jackie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You and your precious GS did a beautiful job on the school project. Kudos to you, Sandie!! And, I love Disco's girl!! LOL! It's all about the pink! Hope you have a wonderful week, Sandie. blessings ~ tanna

Terri said...

I did not know that about the antiques at CB- I thought they were replicas! Great job on the scrapbook.

Ann said...

I love all the antiques they have at craker barrel.

Inger said...

Sweet Pea for Disco's little dog. Who is she? A girlfriend? Disco's dreamgirl? Anyhow, today I read a lot of links you provided, including what foods to buy in bulk and what foods never to give to your pet. Our dogs never get any people food, but accidents happen, like countersurfing done by Samson, where he has found both avocados and bananas and eaten them while we were away. Now we know so we are careful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

After all the years of eating at Cracker Barrel I had decided their antiques were real. I think they started collecting before it was 'cool'!! Oh Disco's love is a cutie pie!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes the work on the scrap book would be time consuming, I enjoyed the song but I do like Keith

Tweedles -- that's me said...

hi my friend- we are here to check out all you are sharing- there is sooo much good stuff!
love
tweedles

jack69 said...

Interesting about the Cracker Barrel. I have always thought the antiques were real, but not sure.
We too have been busy, and also like the dude jumping and running, 'I'm Late'.

Cute chatty!
Love from North Carolina.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nan Na Na oh yea!

He is pretty nice SINGER

You thought I meant him didnt you.

ha,ha.


Oh that video was funny with the dog and the girly.



I like you blog. Late coming in.

We had a bad storm and we all in our area had computer off till all afternoon till 7.30.

Oh well your blog was pure intertaintment night now.



acorn hollow said...

loved the using products in the wrong way.
Cathy

Munir said...

That little girl is cute . That scrap book must have taken some time and some hard work.

Theresa said...

Great bit of info about Cracker Barrel's antiques! I've only been in one once, and that was last Christmas to look at their ornaments. I would like to go back and eat the food sometime!

Catherine said...

Mondays are so hard to take. But now it's Monday evening and I made it through another Monday. :)
xo Catherine

Nikki (Sarah) said...

oh wow...your grandson three already. I remember him just being born and got to say...I love how you spend such great time with Andy. You're awesome and building incredible memories with and for him.

Mevely317 said...

How crazy is it ... I was just wondering about the CB antiques the other day! Suppose this makes ME an antique, but I recall many in and around my grandparent's farm; seeing them always evokes a sweet, warm feeling. (Great marketing ... I guess that's CB's point, eh?)

Tom is doing better; but we're still on edge 'til the PET scan results ... thanks for asking, dear friend!

Jemma said...

Well goodness! I had no idea about Cracker Barrel-that is so interesting, I really thought they were reproductions too-
The grandson is doing a great job! I can see grandma is a great mentor:)
You are the best!!
Happy Hugs,
jemma

Denise said...

Enjoy the rest of your week my friend.

Lynn said...

That Doritos commercial did make me laugh!

Debbie said...

Oh sister, you are singing my song about the scrap book. Really, don't even get me started.

Never mind. You already did. Ha!

I got so irked when the girls were coming through school at the number of projects that they did as compared to the number of papers that they wrote. I mean, so irked that it still makes my blood boil to think about it. Do you know who taught them writing? Me. UGH.

OK, deep breath, Debbie.

And Disco's girlfriend is named ELLE of course!! It has to be. She looks just like Elle Woods from "Legally Blond" .

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do love going to Cracker Barrel. I've always wondered about all the things they have hanging on their walls. Now I know. I like looking in the gift shop and their food is always good too. I haven't been in quite awhile bu do like to go there. I'm reading this a day late. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Changes in the wind said...

Love all those helps:)

Shelly said...

I'm late to the game today, but I loved this, and Disco's girlfriend is certainly beautiful!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. how lovely that you and grandson had the day together working out characteristics .. and what a great result ...

Ice Pink .. I think should be Disco's new girlfriends name!

Cheers and congratulations to the three year old starting school today .. Hilary

Cathy said...

Love "The Laugh" and your grandson's scrapbook looks good. I just went to Cracker Barrel last week with my daughter...Yum!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Cracker Barrel rocks. I live right beside one. Love it. You didn't even turn the computer on Sunday? I need to follow your example.

SavannahGranny said...

Great job GS! You may not always understand the assignments but you mature by completing them. Kudos to you and grandma.
Ginger

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope he gets a good grade!
Also hope your week is going well.
Debby

Lucy said...

I just want to thank you for your payers and compliments. I can vouch for your advertisement you have for Amerimark???not sure how to say it or spell it. My pant suit had frosting on the sleeve from little Chris so I put it in cold water. put a dryer sheet in the dryer and let it run on air for a few minutes and hung on hangers and it came out so pretty. I live your blog. So interesting. I am not artsy at all but I admire all who are.

Dee said...

Interesting a informative Monday post....Why have I never thought to tie my floss into a loop...? great idea, And the Chinese take out container can be used as plate...I will try that next time I get take out. I knew about the antiques being real at Cracker barrel but did not know about using from the specific area...I will take a peek next time I am at our local C.B
I do think Dicso needs a LOLA.♥

Dee said...

Forgot to add your grandson did a very nice job with his book of character. Very tidy.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh my, that little girl in the Doritos commercial looks like Honey Boo Boo! (Please don't ask how I would know that.)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Great job with the scrap book.
That Doritos commercial is so cute.

mail4rosey said...

The scrapbook turned out great.

I'm going to check out the fireplace mantle next time we go to Cracker Barrel and I'll tell you what's over ours. :)

Eva Ason said...

The scrap book looks great, and can imagine that took some time to complete.

Zoe Byrd said...

scrapbook is just beautiful. It must've taken some serious time. I'm going to go back and check out the peace about the products misuse. It's so nice to see you back here and it's good to be back as well. Have a great week!

Shalet Jimmy said...

His scrap is lovely....

Theresa said...

I love shopping at Cracker Barrel! I have been there several times recently JUST to shop:) I took a pic of the antiques hanging from the ceiling! LOVE THEM! Have a blessed day dear Sandie, HUGS!