Friday, May 02, 2008

King of Queens -

Doug and Carrie Heffernan, live in Queens, New York, with Carrie's dad, Arthur. The 3of them are a crazy family and we love watching them. We catch the re-runs on TBS every weeknight at 4pm/3pm. Or rent the DVDs from

What's your favorite family shows?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

History of Mother's Day - Mom2Mom

Did you know that Mother’s Day has actually been around since the Ancient Greek and Roman Empires? The Greeks celebrated the holiday in honour of Rhea, the God of motherhood, while the ancient Romans celebrated a similar holiday in honour of Cybele, a mother goddess. Cybele’s festivities took place from March 22-25.

While today’s Moms aren’t quite as lucky as Cybele in having 3 days set aside, just for them, it is nice to know that the practice dates back so long ago.

In reality, the Mother’s Day that we have come to know and practice actually has its closest roots in Merry Old England where it was known as Mothering Sunday. Taking place on the fourth Sunday during Lent, it began as a day when servants and apprentices were allowed to return home for the day to visit their mothers. They often brought with them a gift, sometimes called a Mothering Cake, which consisted of fruitcake or a fruit-filled pastry. By the time of the 19th Century, the holiday had all but fizzled out.

So what revived it? Well, historians seem to have a few explanations… One story states that after World War II, American serviceman brought the custom back home to share with their families, where it ultimately became known and celebrated as Mother’s Day. How nice to know that it was men who recognized the need for a special time to honour Moms.

Apparently, it was from that point on that the commercialization of Mother’s Day actually began. Big box greeting card companies, department stores and restaurants began to jump on the bandwagon, using it as an occasion to drum up business during the month of May.

There is also another story of a young Philadelphia woman named Anna Jarvis, whom many claim to be the official founder of Mother’s Day. It is said that in 1905, Miss Jarvis swore at her mother’s gravesite in 1905 that she would dedicate her life to her mother and establish a Mother’s Day to honour mothers, both living and dead.

In 1907, she passed out 500 white carnations at her mother's place of worship, St. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. And on May 10th, 1908, St. Andrew’s was the first church to respond to her request for a Sunday service, honouring Mothers.

Nowadays, the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, in over 40 countries, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia and Belgium. Although we may never know the true origins and founder(s) of Mother’s Day, it still remains a special time to acknowledge and thank Moms everywhere for the lifelong love, support, and the single greatest gift that they have given us – Life.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Monday, April 28, 2008

During the last week of the month our work focus is meeting and exceeding our monthly income goal, for our self storage location. We've met and exceeded it for the last 6 months. For some reason, this month has been a struggle. I've said my prayers and will approach these last days of April will little stress.

Marcus is planning on starting his path towards to a driving licens. We found an online state approved site, Safeway Driving School, for him to complete his driving education course. The school offers 6 hour driving experience and DMV Road Test at an additional cost. Charles and I are planning on buying him an older truck or SUV. Since the gas prices have increased I believe we'll find plenty of deals.

Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Biscuits

Meatball Sandwiches on Whole Wheat Buns

Sandwiches and Veggie Soup

Mango Chicken with Brown Rice

Shrimp Salad served on Fresh Greens

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Listen to No Commercial Radio at Work and Home - Yahoo Launchcast Radio

Do you get tired of all the talk, commercials and same scngs every hour? Well these days we definitely have many options to standard radio.

These days I enjoy listening to Launchcast Radio from Yahoo. It's affordable and doesn't include any additional equipment. For around $35.99/year you can listen to many genres of music. My favorites being Martini Jazz, Comtemporary Christian, and Lite Office Music.

And since we have a laptop we can listen to our favorites anywhere in the house, work or away.

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