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Show Us Your Life - Your Favorite Children's Books!

Kelly's Korner has a weekly linky post called Show Us Your Life. This Friday she's asking forus to share our favorite children's books.

Here's one of my favorites that Marcus and I enjoyed when he was little.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfisher

Here's one of my childhood favorites

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

What's one of your favorites?

Law & Order is Cancelled! Goodbye Old Friend

It's official! The original Law & Order has been cancelled by NBC.

I'll admit we haven't been keeping up with it for the last 3 years. It just didn't have the same favor as the older episodes.

We'll still continue to enjoy it on TNT and DVD!

Attending Biblical Counseling for My Depression

Along with seeing a social worker therapist once a week I decided to also seek biblical counseling through my church.

My church's view on depression is that when dealing with chemical imbalances, sleep loss, ect. one should seek medical supervision and medication, when prescribed. At the same time, one must make biblical changes in their life so that they can live biblically in the midst of medical treatment.

I admit I did not give over control to the Heavenly Father before my sucidal attempt. Only once I had lost control and was truly humbled The Lord answered our prayers.

In difficulties, the Heavenly Father's comfort and sustaining love are available to us all.

Recycle Your Electronic at Best Buy

In the past when we purchased a new cell phone we would receive a recycle pre-paid envelope in the box.

When Marcus purchased his Blackberry Curve we noticed there was no pre-paid envelope in the box. We certainly weren't go to throw it out so we put it aside till I got around to finding a location to recycle it.

Today, I noticed Faith, Family and Fibromyalgia had a post titled Best Buy Recycle It On.

Best Buy offers free and fee based recycle programs in several states, including Puerto Rico. Stop by their website for more details.

It Helps to Have a Moving Checklist!

Photo from one of our moves

We've moved many times in the last 3 years and never found the process to be fun. When everyone is working full time, having only 2 days to move from an apartment and storage unit, and you need very little down time transferring your utilities you need to be organized!

Here's some suggestions that came up while being Self Storage Property Managers.

Suggestion 1: Make a reservation - don't assume that there's plenty of trucks available for your move. Some areas, like Las Vegas, have a shortage of equipment.

Suggestion 2: Have your vehicle checked before your move. We had a customer, who had towed her vehicle, tried to start her car and the battery was dead. She admitted that she hadn't driven it in several months. She had to keep the truck and tow dolly an extra day so she could get her vehicle to a dealership. $$$$

Suggestion 3: Make sure you have plenty of extra money for your move. Remember you have to return the truck with a full gas tank…

Menu Plan Monday - May 10, 2010

It's a new week and I've started a new work schedule! 4am to 3pm PST due to the home office being located on the east coast...Ugh! Now, I'm not looking for any pity since I do work at home. But this is a big change for this gal.

My husband is really enjoying his new job, as an Assistant Apartment Complex Manager. We're looking forward to moving onto the property in June. It looks like we'll be getting a 3 bedroom, 2 bath so that I can have a home office.

Our teen presented me with two terrific Mother's Day gifts! He purchased me a Creamy Vanilla Swirl candle and a pair of yellow rubber gloves!

I smiled from ear to ear when he said he knows how much I love the smell of cake icing scented candles. And I have been a fan of colorful rubber gloves for as long as he can remember!

Now onto this week's menu plan. Thank you to Organizing Junkie for her hosting duties.

Recipes courtesy of Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cooking

Mexican Tortilla Soup


Finding Time for Housekeeping When You Work at Home -

Since 2005, I have been working at home. While it has been convenient for me to not have a commute, no dress code and be more productive, I've always had an ongoing battle with managing my housework.

Over the years, I've tried lists, household management binders, sharing the cleaning duties with my husband and teen and even hiring a housekeeper.

Work At Home Moms has an online video titled "Finding Time for Home Cleaning" that will provide some tips in you're also in this situation.

Feel free to share your household tips that work for you. I'd love to read them!

What to Buy and Not to Buy at Walmart! Courtesy of Yahoo

Here's some highlights from the article. If you would like to read the detailed article just click on the link below.

What to Buy and Not Buy at Walmart - Catherine Holehan

1. Moderately Priced Consumer Electronics

Hi-definition TV from Samsung,Sony,Philips and Sharp. Walmart also offers digital cameras made by the likes of Nikon and Canon.

2. Smart Phones

In the past year, Walmart has beefed up its offerings of higher-end cell phones, especially Blackberries. Walmart sells phones and service plans from each of the four largest U.S. carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

3. Coffee

This year, the company partnered with TransFair USA, an independent certifying agency, to offer fair trade-certified coffee in its Walmart and Sam's Club stores. The coffee is sustainably grown by farmers who receive a living wage and is thus more expensive than competing coffees — roughly $5.88 for a 10 to 12 ounce bag, compared with less than $5 for supermarket brand Eight O'Clock Coffee…

Here's Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day!

I actually already received my Mother's Day gifts! And what beautiful gifts!

1. Our Heavenly Father not letting me died last month.

2. My very supportive husband getting a full time living wage job.

3. Our teen and I spending time re-bonding over cooking, walks and Nero Wolfe TV series.

Here's wishing all of the wonderful moms a Happy Mother's Day!