This was taken at a Big Truck Stop in Oklahoma. It was the neatest Truck Stop. I can't remember the name of the Truck Stop, but we stayed overnight there. This is the huge Statue that was in front of the Truck Stop and I had my DH to stand in front of it so I could take a picture of it. It is a Statue of an Indian. It was a neat place to stay. They had the Truck Stop in one place and then there was a Restaurant across from the Truck Stop. Inside the Restaurant they had alot of Indian artifacts and Indian pieces as well. We had a nice dinner inside the Restaurant and then the next morning before we left, we had a nice breakfast. This picture was taken in March of last year. Our girls were on Spring break and were staying with my Parents. It was the week of our Anniversary, so I wanted to be with my DH. I really enjoyed this place and seeing everything that was there. I hope you enjoyed my PHRIDAY PHAVORITE PHOTO PHUN.
Today is also National Wear Red Day. My friend Stephanie@ http://mississippisongbird.blogspot.com/ was telling me about this the other day. It is also posted on her blog today as well. Here is what Stephanie had to say about National Wear Red Day. Participate in National Wear Red Day February 1: Wear Red to Support and Heart Disease Awareness.
Friday, February 1, 2008, is National Wear Red Day—a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women from 34 percent in 2000 to 57 percent in 2006—most women fail to make the connection between risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease.National Wear Red Day is an annual event held on the first Friday in February. On this day, women and men across the country will wear red to unite in the national movement to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk of heart disease. Everyone can participate by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or by wearing the Red Dress Pin (available at www.hearttruth.gov).Join this national effort by wearing red on February 1, and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.By participating in National Wear Red Day, You are joining The Heart Truth. The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign to alert women about their risk for heart disease and motivate them to take steps to lower their risk. The centerpiece of the campaign is the Red Dress—the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. What's a Red Dress got to do with it? A simple Red Dress works as a visual red alert to get the message heard loud and clear: "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women." Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the campaign is reaching women with important heart health messages in community settings through a diverse network of national and grassroots partner organizations.Please join in and help spread the word about women and heart disease. For ideas and tools to help you participate in National Wear Red Day or to order a Red Dress Pin, visit http://www.hearttruth.gov/ .
So, be sure to wear something Red today to let everyone know about this.
Also, I want to let yall know about a Gift Away. My friend Deena@ http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/ is having an Easter Banner Gift Away. Here is what Deena said about her Gift Away.
To celebrate whimsy Wednesday..
I 'm Gifting an Easter Banner from
Mary , it is the one below, customized for the winner!!
Just leave me a post
about your favorite Easter outfit
as a child!! I so love such fond tales!!
Mine was white patent leather shoes, white patent
leather purse with a flower at the snap, white gloves,
a yellow bonnet and a sweet frilly yellow dress.
I'm going to try to find the black & white picture
of me in this little dress..I know I remember the outfit
because I remember the colors..I think I was THREE!!
I'll draw a winner on Friday February 15th!!
tell your friends..and if you post about my Gift away on
your blog, let me know..I'll add your name to separate drawing
for an Easter surprise from ME!!
When you go visit Deena, you will have to click on this link here. http://tatteredworksofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2008/01/tis-whimsy-wednesday_30.html. That is her Whimsy Blog to enter the Easter Banner Gift Away. Yall be sure to go and visit Deena and enter her Gift Away. Deena is battling Breast Cancer and she couldn't start her Chemo treatment last Friday, but hoping and praying she can start today. She is such a strong and courageous Woman. Be sure to keep Deena in your prayers as she is going thru this difficult time in life. She has a very supportive Husband by her side also. Remember her husband Rich in your prayers too.
Since the girls got out of School early yesterday, they were on their Lunch Break but didn't get to finish eating their lunch. They were hungry when I picked them up. So, we stopped by the Quick Shop and got us all a Grilled Cheeseburger. The Quick Shop is where we ate at the other night when our power was out. On Thursday's, they grill Hamburgers on the outside and serve them for lunch. We all got us a Cheeseburger and a bag of chips and came home and ate here. Since I didn't get to get me a nap yesterday morning, I layed back down and got one yesterday afternoon. When I got back up, I started cooking our supper. It was around 4:30p.m. I guess. I had a can of Pink Salmon that I had planned on using the other night, but since the power was off, I couldn't see to cook. So, last night I fixed us some Salmon Patties and made some Macaronni and Cheese. It was really good. While I'm on the subject of cooking, I had a few friends ask me yesterday about the boiling of Hamburger Meat. All you do is just take your Ground Chuck or whatever kind of Hamburger meat you use, and put it in a large pot and break it up and add some water and boil it until it's done. You will have to use a spoon to keep breaking it up as you are boiling it. After it had boiled, all you do next is drain it in a strainer. I have a large plastic strainer that I use for things like that. I rinse it off also. Then, after I have rinsed it off, I add it to whatever I am going to use it in. It is alot healthier by doing it this way. A Dietician told my Mother how to do this several years ago when my Dad found out he was a Diabetic and my Mom was having trouble with her Cholesterol. After I found out I was a Diabetic a few years ago, I started doing this as well. It's still good. By the time you add all your other ingredients and spices, you can't tell any difference than if it had been fried. There is my Cooking Tip for today. LOL. After I had cooked supper last night and washed all the dishes, I told the girls to get their baths so I could wash some jeans so they would have some clean jeans to wear today. I ended up doing 2 loads of laundry last night. I had a hard time going to sleep last night for some reason. It was after 1:00a.m. before I finally dozed off. I got back up at 4:15a.m. and started my coffee.
I called my DH around 4:25a.m. to see where he was at. Last time I talked to him last night, he was still in Wisconsin and he said it was Snowing on him then. I had told him last night that it had been snowing in St. Louis, MO, and they were getting alot of Snow there. Anyway, when I talked to him this morning, they had to pull over at a Truck Stop in Lincoln, IL because it was Snowing and he couldn't see the roads. He said they would wait till it got daylight and see how things are then. I don't know what time they will be home today. They are about 380 miles from home. Hopefully the roads will start getting better when it gets daylight and they can see and make it home sometime this afternoon.
Well, guess I'll go for now. I'm about to finish my first cup of coffee. I need to go and pour me some more. Take care my friends and have a great Friday and weekend. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You. I have coffee for you if I'm not here. I'll be back shortly as I'm going to go and visit some.
LOVE & HUGS,