Sunday, January 23, 2011


The last we needed was a trip to the ER today, 
as I helped my son with his science fair project.

But, as you can see, here's my hand...

I texted that photo to several relatives and freaked a few out. 

Then I had to reveal the truth...

It was a gag gift. 

A prank.

I'm bad, I know.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm Hiring Bloggers!

Are you a good writer? 
Looking to make extra income on the side?

Make money blogging! 

Get paid to write blog posts about businesses and their products and services. 
It's part time work, you do it from home, and you work on your own schedule. 

I used to be an independent contractor for The Blogger Pool, and now I'm a manager.

And we want to grow our pool of bloggers.

You must have excellent writing skills, work well under tight deadlines,
and be willing to send in a test blog for acceptance into our Blogger Pool.

If you're interested, email me ( your resume
along with a writing sample or direct me to your blog.

And let me know you saw this on Texas Word Tangle!

(We're accepting applications from US citizens only at this time.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Open Drawers

Do you have someone in your life who does this?

I do.

A beloved family member who leaves every drawer and cabinet open when they get something out of it...
but forgetting to close them when they're done.

Quirks, I think they're called.

And, I was inspired to share this because, just today, I left a drawer open at work.

It's starting...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole

We now have rabbits.

Two baby rabbits.

My mother advised against it.  "They smell!"
My stepfather thinks we're nuts.
Our Vet advised against it.  "They cause allergies. They're messy.  Guinea Pigs are better."

And yet, we now have rabbits.

This is Donny's rabbit.  
We've tried different names...I think he's leaning towards Rabberta.

This is Remy's rabbit.
I like the name Lopsy because one ears is falling but the other hasn't yet.

They are both females.
We hope.

The boys and I are in love.

And you know who else LOVES the rabbits?


She can't wait to get her paws on them. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

WebMD might be the death of me; Go Sniff a Lemon!

I love WebMD...and I hate it.


I love being able to look up diseases and medicines and symptoms...
and then of course, I think I have every condition I find, of course.

A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

However, I recently started following them on Twitter.  
And their tweets are interesting.

Did you know that taking 10,000 steps a day may lower your risk of getting Diabetes? 

They have email newsletters you can sign up to receive in your inbox daily.
And I signed up.
Because knowledge is power, right?
And I want to be healthy.
And aware of hot topics and health issues.

And now, my inbox is swamped.
It's sagging under the weight of newletters.

The problem?  I don't want to delete them, because they all look interesting, 
and surely some time soon I'll have the time to read them all.  

Ineed to know the "Fourteen common causes of fatigue."

(A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, 
or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. 
Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.) 

I discovered the #1 brain boosting activity for preschoolers 

is one-on-one time with their parents!  
Oh, course, it's too late for my kids because they're 9 & 13 now, 
but maybe it's not too late for your kids.

Do you know how to "spice up your workout?"

I figure it would be handy to know "common lies about depression
and how to prep my pooch for winter weather (puppy coats and reflective collars?).

OH, this one grabbed my attention immediately: 10 Quick ways to improve your day.

1. Make your bed
2. Pack a healthy snack (Fruit, cheese, peanuts)
3. Clear off your desk
4. Pump up the music
5. Sniff a lemon  (they're serious!)

They also send recipes.

I'm becoming addicted to WebMD.
What's their advice about that?!