Sunday, March 29, 2009

General Conference To Go

If you have a an iPod Touch or something else you can put videos on to go, here's something that might be worth doing. Using iTunes, you can subscribe to the Church's General Conference broadcasts for free. It takes a day or two for them to show up, but you can get all of the talks downloaded onto your computer or portable video device.

If I'm waiting for a doctor's appt. or something like this, I will watch them on my iPod. If you're into listening to the audio, you can get the free audio downloads as well via iTunes.


This Brought Back A Few Memories of Karla

Amy's Kitchen

Saturday, March 28, 2009

No One

I got the cd for this album when this song first came out, I liked it so much.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


How grateful I am for the technology of medicine, both for basic medical needs as well as dental. The last few weeks have marked some changes that are going on and will continue in my life. But why should I be surprised at this, if nothing else, the only constant thing in my life is change.

You're reading the blog of a woman who has seen a lot of change in her life, and I guess the Lord isn't through with me yet.

I'm finally seeing a dentist, mine retired 6 years ago. A lot of work is going to need to be done, but I'm slowly getting there.

I've gotten my new glasses and my eyes are enjoying days where they are not hurting and breaking vessels because of the time I spend at the computer. I can also read again, without the words getting blurry.

Now I'm due for the biggest change since Decker died: I just found out from my doctor I have the Adult Onset of Diabetes. This isn't the full blown diabetes, but it's the early signs of it. It also explains why I'm tired so much, my liver is trying to pump more sugar into my blood even though it already has sugar in it. I end up with crazy sugar rushes that leave my brain fuzzy and make me tired when I come down from them. Hopefully the pills the doctor has put me on will help with these symptoms.

This change is a little scary for me, as I don't know where this will lead to, hopefully to better health, but I don't know.

My diet will change, but then again, my diet changed when I married Decker and again when Decker died, I guess I just won't be eating the oreo cookies anymore. :o)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The New Agenda For America's Schools

I thought you might enjoy this, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a speech yesterday at an National Science Teacher's Association Meeting.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Compare this video with the previous post:

And, not to be outdone, the Most Expensive Home in the U.S.

Forbes Video Channel

Pimp This Bum

There is a web site and set of YouTube videos out there called Pimp This Bum, which is working to genuinely rehabilitate the homeless.

Here is one story:

And here is the web site:

Pimp This Bum

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Links

I've added more to the right column of my blog of web sites.

One section is for helping the homeless, the other is resources for people who are looking to network or locate jobs on a more national level.

The Purpose of Temples

This is from a DVD "Between Heaven And Earth" produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By the way, did you know that the LDS Church has it's own YouTube channel?

Where, Oh Where Has My Mother Gone?

I have to preface this post with a little story.

When I was little I had this habit of wandering off and away from my mother at the grocery store. Mostly to look at the toy section. :o)

My mother soon tired of this and decided to teach me a lesson. She let me wander off to the toys and left me there while she shopped. She was done shopping but waited up by the cashiers at the store for me to realize that I could no longer find my mother anywhere. I went into panic mode, started screaming and crying, and that was when she showed up. After that I clung to my mother when we went shopping anywhere.

Of course, this was back in the 1970's when you didn't have to worry about children getting abducted.

So yesterday, after a morning appointment, I went to my mother's home to take her to the doctor. She's injured herself again, so we needed to find out what was wrong and what needs to be done so she is not in so much pain.

The appointment ran longer than expected, so by the time I got to Mom's she wasn't there. She wouldn't have gone grocery shopping, I had her groceries in my car, from getting them the night before for her. I waited an hour, but she didn't come home. I went into panic mode (only this time no screaming and crying) and went looking for her.

I drove by her doctor's office and 2 hospitals, still no Mom. As I would pass the area of her home, I would drive by to see if she had come home yet, but she still wasn't there. I went to the local Walgreens to see if she was there, but she wasn't. It was on my way back to her home from Walgreens that I passed her as she was making her way to Walgreens. I turned around and followed her there.

She had made it to her doctor, but had spent over an hour having x-rays done at another location, which is why I couldn't find her. I treated her to McDonalds while waiting for her prescription to be filled and went to her place to help out around the house so she could relax and take her meds.

She did realize, though, while she was out and about doing all of this that she could end up stuck somewhere without my being able to help her, so she might have second thoughts about doing this again.


These Are Hilarious!

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here is a video to check out on the EDAR, I like it but I would like to see people able to get into something more permanent. Plus, these do not provide an address for those who are looking to get re-employed.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Krissy's Jewelry Blog/Shop

For those of you who knew Decker, he has quite an extended family. A family of Bushman cousins, the Lee Family, live across the street from my Mother's home (where I grew up), and I ended up marrying one of their distant cousins.

The youngest daughter is home taking care of the parents, so she is making and selling beaded jewelry to try to earn some money. It's very nice and inexpensive, be sure to take a look!

Kristine Lee's Jewelry Shop

Monday, March 2, 2009

Dental Emergency Kit

I wasn't at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, so I don't know if this was covered, but this is something I bought a few years ago and I'm thankful I got it.

One of my crowns came out at school today. I used gum (which I usually only use when I'm worried about bad breath :o) ) I had in my purse to adhere the crown back in my mouth. I called my new dentist (mine retired), and the earliest they can get me in is next Monday.

While eating dinner tonight, though, it came out again, and it was apparent that gum was no longer going to work with this. I got the emergency kit out, read the instructions, and I now have my crown happily back where it belongs. Who knows, maybe the dentist will be impressed when I see him on Monday. :o)

Here's the link for the kit I bought:

Dental Medic First Aid Kit

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Idea For Using The Bailout Money

Here's an idea I've come up with for using the bailout money to assist the banks in a way that makes sense.

Create a branch of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development that will use the bailout money to lease foreclosed homes from the banks and turn them into shelters for the homeless. Homeless people are using these homes for shelters, but doing so as squatters, meaning the bank is still not generating an income from the property.

As the residents of these shelters get jobs and are able to get a home of their own, the leasing money could be used as a government backed loan towards the down payment to purchase the home they have been using as their shelter.

This helps by providing the banks with a genuine income from the properties they now own, and it gives people who have become homeless as a result of this mess a safe place to stay and an address to use in order to find employment.

Tent Cities

For those of you unfamiliar with shanty towns, they are now known as tent cities. If you have seen the movie "My Man Godfrey", then you know what I'm talking about.

Today Sister Jessica Martin talked about how these are springing up all over the place.

Here's a BBC report on the topic:

And here is another report, done for the Oprah Winfrey Show, the report done by Lisa Ling:

Here's a link for what we as a nation can do now: