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"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 22, 2011

A little of this and a little of that...

I'm a little late today - I am my GS's room grandma (lol) and had to do the class roster for his teacher. Have you ever had to decipher 27 email addresses?

FYI - Good Morning America had a piece on wearing your gold jewelry - DON'T - right now. Thieves are just coming up and pulling it right off you. The price of gold is at an all time high. They melt it - and there goes the evidence.

My daughter and I went to lunch at Blimpies Saturday and one man came in and he looked like he was a hurry. We told him to go first. He said, "No way, that he was already so late it didn't matter" and "That he would never go ahead of a lady". I don't know exactly what I said back, but he said, "Women are like salt, they make life more flavorful. You just can't live without salt." Kind of a nice thought, I thought. A gentlemen who actually liked, enjoyed, and appreciated women.

Now I was contacted by the "Memories Blog Share". They asked me if I wanted to do a give away. I know I'm bad, I don't do too many of them, so I thought why not?

This is what Liz emailed me, "The Blog Giveaway is a great program where we give you, the blogger, a copy of MyMemories Suite Software, the #1 rated digital scrapbook software free! And we ask you to try it out and write a review. Then you can design a fun challenge for your readers, and award one lucky winner a free copy of the software as well!! ($39.97 software with a $10 free merchandise coupon inside!).

The photobooks are a separate product we sell, and our customers can design their own and have them printed, bound, and shipped to their house. Our site also sells MyMemories Suite Software compatible kits - with choices galore for every theme, color, etc."

Well I did go and make one - of what else - but my fabulous Reunion Weekend. It turned out nice. You can put anything in it and decorate it just the way you want. Then you get a $10 free merchandise coupon to purchase your book. It was very easy to do and fun. is the site to go to to look at what it is.

If you're interested - let me know in your comments. Let's say on Friday this week the 26th, I'll put all the names in a hat and pick. If I have time I'll try to find out how to do the random generator.

Quote of the day:
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." ~ Ray Bradbury

I love that thought and meaning to that - we are constantly being filled with miscellaneous things - and how do you mix everything together and then just let the nice things out?


And thank you for your thoughts and prayers yesterday. I appreciate them. Still there but I know I'm not alone.


TexWisGirl said...

don't enter me in the giveaway. but i just had to say i loved that quote from your chance encounter. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How nice that you help out w/ GS's class!

Sure, I'm always up for a giveaway :-)

Angela said...

I was the homeroom mom in my son's class last year so I can relate to how hard it was to figure out the email addresses as well as the phone numbers! lol I didn't have to do it for the teacher though. It was just for me to be able to contact the parents for parties and things like that.

Yes! Please enter me in your giveaway! That sounds like a neat program to have!

Have a Wonderful Day!

Sandra said...

that is great to help out the teacher, i don't own any gold so i am SAFE, it is at 2000 an oz, saw that on TV i said wish we had and oz it would be GONE.
great news that there are men left that appreciate women and not afraid to say so...
no giveaway for me, but thanks

Debbie said...

Sandie, I think he was flirting with you. Either that, or you ran into Sir Lotsa Hair in Atlanta. Or maybe both. LOL

Seriously, I agree that it's so nice to meet up with a man with manner and a nice personality to go along with it.

And YES. I'm so greedy that I would definitely vie for that giveaway. I have nothing like that.

Do it. nudgenudgenudgenudgenudge...

Michaele said...

This was a neat post - once again.
Love the quote at the top and hearing about the things you have been doing.
Also, did you get the guy's email address? just askin'

Nancy said...

Oh golly that software intrigues me. That's a nice give away. Put me in, ya never know.
Helping teacher, good for you. I am lucky to live in a little town where manners are alive an well. Have a great day!

Sweet Tea said...

If someone grabs my jewelry they are in for a big surprise - phoney!

Sally said...

No gold here. :(

But, good for you helping out at your G/S's school. I bet he was happy you were there. :)

No, don't enter me either; my old computer couldn't handle it. LOL

Eva Marie said...

I like what that man don't see a lot of these around :) How nice of you to help the teacher.
Give aways are nice

Enjoy your Day my dear friend :)

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Enjoyed the visit... loved your new quotes!

The Boston Lady said...

Now I have to go read yesterday! Can't take a day off of the blogs... I love that you GS's class Grandma! It's always the best way to know what the heck is going on at school! Ann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nice chance encounter! LOL...I am interested in seeing your reunion book and think it would be fun to win this for myself so drop my name in the hat please!

Jeanie said...

Great tip about the gold, Sandie.
I'll bet your GS loves having you at the room grandmom.

Flora said...

Great for you to help out! All my GK's are I haven't been in a classroom for a while!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm not interested in the giveaway. I don't need anymore projects that I never complete. :) I've been cleaning out around here before that Hoarders TV show shows up at my door. I know I still have a long ways to go, but by the time I'm 85 I could have a problem if I don't watch it.

You're a good grandma!

Ann said...

How fun working with your grandson's class.
Love the comment the guy made to you.
I'm always game for a good giveaway :)

Pat MacKenzie said...

I've been scrapbooking for years but haven't tried digital yet. You can drop my name in that hat too.

Mevely317 said...

Oooh, I think this quote of the week is the best one yet! :)

I've not enough "material" right now to commit to this software ... but I'll bet you're lovin' it. Good luck to the candidates!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm passing on the giveaway, but I love what that gentleman had to say!! Salt. I like that!! Alot. =D blessings ~ tanna

Karen Lange said...

I love my stops here. I always laugh, smile, and/or am encouraged. Thanks so much for being a wonderful and warm ray of sunshine!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the words on that first image you posted, Sandie...

Sounds like you had a good time helping your Grandson's class...

I don't ever wear much jewelry anymore ---so my gold (what I have) is put away...

Yes---there are some nice men in the world who still treat us like women... Then there are others who......???? ha

No interest in the giveaway.. Thanks anyhow.

Together We Save said...

Loved that quote!! Scary about the gold. Sadly I don't have any lol!

Sush said...

I'm happy to throw my name in the hat! I have lots of memories to book!


PS Haven't been the roomgrandmother yet but def was room mother many many many times!

FishHawk said...

My wife loves to sing like no one can hear her, and when I start howling, she acts like she has no idea why.

mo said...

Good advice on the gold.

So sad the society we have become huh?

Silver too.

I guess it is technibond for me...never knew it would be the "in" thing.



Eileen Astels Watson said...

What an awesome quote! I needed that today. Thanks.

Please don't enter me in the draw, though.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Chatty, I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Fun stuff!

That man sounded like a southern Gentleman..most folks are in too much of a hurry in their own lives to even think about others much less share such a neat quote!


Jo said...

Hey Sandie,I'm here!..better late than sorry.Count me in!
I have not been a good blogger lately,but I'm just about to pull back out of the slump.

Sharon said...

Here's my thought on the quote, and what you asked at the end - "how do you mix everything together and then just let the nice things out?"

I think the secret is letting God do the pouring!!