Saturday, April 21, 2012


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"
(Albert Einstein)
"May the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13 NIV)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Promises

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep" (Hal Borland)

"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God" (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweetbrier's new addition...

Last week I lost my transportation of 12 years to a broken timing belt, which took out the top half of the engine. Repair estimates were over $3000! So I knew it was time; I bit the bullet and went car shopping.

Now, I did my homework, and friends, relatives and the Internet all tried to prepare me for the coming event - negotiating for a new car. I knew I wanted either a Honda or Hyundai and made my plans, knowing I was facing a two-day stressed-filled time.

The first (and only) place I went to was Gwinnett Place Honda. I was welcomed by a salesman and I thought, here comes the sales pitch. No sales pitch. He asked me what I was looking for in a car. He steered me to the Civic and we went on a test drive. Upon returning to the dealership, we sat down and I thought, okay, now the back and forth negotiating. None. After being introduced to the manager, again I thought I would be pressured. Nothing... nada... no pressure. We came to an agreement and that afternoon I drove off in my new wheels!

Now, I can't guarantee everyone would have such an easy time, but for me, it wasn't anything like I had anticipated. Some of the suggestions I received, which may be helpful, are to shop around, ask for quotes from several dealerships and be willing to walk away.

Isn't she beautiful!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Who's that sleeping in my bed?

Now I'm a patient kitty and a very good hostess... but there are limits. It all started with my cousin, Sir Winston, coming to visit. During these visits I prefer to remain in the bedroom whilst he has the run of the house. However, today, after he returned home I quietly checked out my favorite hangouts, one of which, is my wonderful warmy soft bed.
Hmmm... something's not right. There's a strange feel to my bed; it's positioned differently; it has a strange scent. What could it be? And then it came to me... someone's been sleeping in my bed!!!
The other side of the story? Well, here it is.