Thursday, May 31, 2012

Texting Lingo

I had to learn to text message in self Granddaughter does texting at the speed of lightening. She never answers her phone, so I had to learn to text to communicate with her. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes to read what she has texted to me, because she uses so much texting lingo. OMG (Oh My Goodness) it makes me crazy. Some days it makes me LMAO (Laugh My Ars Off) other days it DMC (Drives Me Crazy). Some days I totally text to her using texting lingo just to make her laugh. She says Granny you are TF (Too Funny). The following are a few of the texting lingo terms you might need to know if you are texting.

POS Parent Over Shoulder
PAW Parents Are Watching
P911 Parents In Room (alert)
AITR Adult In The Room
TPTB The Powers That Be

KPC Keeping Parents Clueless
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
MorF Male or Female?
B/F or BF Boyfriend
G/F or GF Girlfriend

BFF Best Friends Forever
BM&Y Between Me and You
LUV U Love You
LYSO Love You So Much
TOY Thinking Of You

H&K Hugs and Kisses
QT Cutie
ADDY Address
A3 Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
WH5 Who, What, When, Where Why?

F2F Face To Face
IRL In Real Life
WK Week
WKD Weekend
2NITE Tonight

OMW On My Way
WRUD What Are You Doing?
RUOK Are You Okay?
PTB Please Text Back
DIKU Do I Know You?

TMI Too Much Information
411 Information
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
NOYB None Of Your Business
WAJ What A Jerk

2G2BT Too Good To Be True
IOMH In Over My Head
BRD Bored
IDK I Don't Know
DKDC Don't Know, Don't Care

IMO In My Opinion
AFAIK As Far As I know
NM Never Mind
BTW By The Way
FYI For Your Information

FWIW For What It's Worth
BRB Be Right Back
AFK Away From Keyboard
LOL Laughing Out Loud
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing

K Okay
J/K Just Kidding
SLAP Sounds Like A Plan
PLZ Please
TY or THX Thank You; Thanks

YW You're Welcome
NP No Problem
G2G Got To Go
BFN Bye For Now
TTFN Ta Ta For Now

L8R Later
CYA See You (later)
CYT See You Tomorrow
$PLZ Money Please
LYM Love You More

Do you have any favorite texting lingo?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Limoges Jewelry

I love Limoges Jewelry. They have a lot of sterling silver pieces that wear well and are well made. I have purchased several items for my granddaughter and daughters over the years. They have all kinds of personalized items, bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, class rings and just about any unique jewelry item you might. Most of all I love their prices. I recommend Limoges Jewelry for your next personalized gift.

Original Price: $39.99 Special Price: $19.99
Any way you spell it, this unique bracelet makes a statement in style! Each letter is carefully crafted in Silver plate then joined by hand to create a personalized treasure. Up to 8 letters, 7 1/2" with secure clasp.

Original Price: $119.99 Special Price: $69.99
Gift Mom or Grandma with a personalized ring made just for her. Sterling Silver (3.5mm) band is set with the names and birthstones of her loved ones. Choose from 1 to 7 names (8 letters per name) and corresponding Austrian crystal birthstones. Available in full sizes 5 thru 12.

Silvertone Family Birthstone and Name Ring with Diamond Accents
Original Price: $109.99 Special Price: $69.99

Original Price: $39.99 Special Price: $14.99
This ring embraces the true essence of motherhood. A gracefully cast mother and child are plated in 14K yellow and white gold. Choose up to 7 Austrian Crystal birthstones to create a personalized heirloom for your family.

Limoges Jewelry has no idea who I am. I did not receive anything for doing this review. I just like their product.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Restaurant on Route 66

My husband took me on a lunch date at the new Mexican Cafe on Route 66.
People look at you funny when you pull out the camera to take photos of the food.
I love chips and salsa!
We both ordered beef soft tacos.
 I wanted rice and beans and he wanted Mexican corn and mashed potatoes.
I took the photo of my plate and handed the camera to him and he photographed his.
He is such a good sport when it comes to my blogging and photos! 
Their food is really good just look at the meat in those tacos.
I could eat Mexican food every day, but Chinese is really my favorite.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bumper Stickers & Auto Decor

I love to look at the things people put on their cars.
Bumper stickers or other auto decor amuses me.
These are some photos I snapped of vehicles.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Birthday Yard Signs

Birthday Yard Signs
If you need a fun, cheap, easy way to surprise someone on their birthday...
I take paper plates and write HAPPY BIRTHDAY or the number of how old they are turning on the plates. I use regular wire coat hangers and straighten them out with the hanger "hook" being the part I stick into the ground. You need two plates for each hanger. Then I staple the plates onto the straightened coat hanger so the writing will show on both sides.

This top photo I used 18 hanger signs (36 plates), because my granddaughter was turning 18. I went to her house after midnight and put them in her yard. We stopped by the next morning on our way to work and my husband snapped this photo out the car window as we drove by.  

The next photo I only used 6 hanger signs (12 plates) and lined the lucky person's drive, plus added a styrofoam "head stone." I did this one during the day, the birthday girl was working! So never toss those wire hangers...they can be used!
When my oldest daughter turned 30, I put 30 hanger signs (60 plates) all over her front yard and it was quite an impact. The more you use the better it looks. I also went back at the end of the day and retrieved the hangers and reused them eight months later when her best friend turned 30. The only danger is sneaking around in the middle of the night to decorate someone's yard!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Register to VOTE

My Granddaughter turned 18 last month and she went to register to vote. I was there to take her photo, because registering to vote in our family is a big deal. Exercising our right to vote is important. Women started trying to get the right to vote in 1848 and it was not until 1920 and the 19th Amendment that they were allowed to vote. Those 72 years it took was worth it.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the U.S. Presidential Election will be held for all 435 members of the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 members of the United States Senate. On that day, only 60%-70% of American registered voters are projected to exercise their right to vote. That is a really sad percentage! And just think about all the people who are not registered to vote.

If you are over 18 years old you need to register to vote for state and federal elections in your state of residence. Why? Because it is your duty as well as a privilege of being a citizen of the United States of America. The right to vote is important for all citizens to vote in every election. American citizens who do not vote lose their voice in the democratic process and that in turn hinders the voice of our elected representatives in the U.S. Congress as they work to effectively represent the political opinions of the constituency of their state. It upsets me when I hear people complaining about elected officials and things happening in our city, state, or federal government when they did not vote. I feel that if they did not vote they do not have the right to complain.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Party Table Decoration

My husband went to a meeting and these table decorations were placed all along the center of the tables. They used and unopened diet coke for the base of the centerpieces. Next they took a piece of cardboard and hot glued shiny and clear colored wrapping paper up around a skewer stick. Between the layers of paper, curly ribbon and jolly rancher candies were glued in place next to the skewer stick. To top it off they took the organization theme and printed it out on the computer and glued it to each side of a CD. These would be good for a birthday party with a photo of the birthday person or the number of the age or many other personalizations. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vitamin C

I love WebMD Health newsletter...I have subscribed for a long time, because I think it is interesting to learn about new studies and other stuff they write about. This article about taking Vitamin C to help lower blood pressure was one I wanted to share with you. I have taken extra Vitamin C for years just to help my immune system. I think it especially helps keep colds away in the winter months. You might want to subscribe to WebMD Health newsletter too.
Extra Vitamin C May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Taking Supplements May Slightly Reduce High Blood Pressure, Study Suggests
By Cari Nierenberg
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Vitamin C supplements may help to lower blood pressure, a new study suggests.
In this review study, scientists analyzed data from 29 different clinical trials and about 1,400 adults aged 22 to 74.

The median dose of supplemental vitamin C taken by the study participants was 500 milligrams a day over a median of an eight-week period. In people who had high blood pressure, systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) dropped by nearly 5 points, while diastolic pressure (the bottom number) dropped by about 1.7 points.

"Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation," researcher Edgar "Pete" R. Miller III, MD, PhD, says in a news release.

"But before we can recommend supplements as a treatment for high blood pressure, we really need more research to understand the implications of taking them," says Miller, an associate professor in the division of general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Other studies have suggested a possible link between people with higher intakes of vitamin C from food or supplements and lower blood pressure. But the evidence of this effect from clinical trials has been mixed.

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, which increases their risk for heart disease and stroke. The condition is typically treated by dietary changes, exercise, not smoking, losing weight, and medication.

Across all the studies -- some included healthy adults and others had people with high blood pressure -- taking vitamin C supplements at a dose of about 500 milligrams a day appeared to reduce systolic blood pressure by nearly 4 points and diastolic pressure by about 1.5 points in about two months.

Fruits and vegetables, especially red pepper, oranges, grapefruits, and kiwi, are the best dietary sources of this antioxidant-rich vitamin.

Adult women are advised to get 75 milligrams of vitamin C daily, and it's recommended that adult men get 90 milligrams of the nutrient daily. The Institute of Medicine’s daily maximum limit that is considered safe is 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C for adult males and adult females.

But the scientists say that many of the studies were small, and in some of them, vitamin C was taken in addition to blood pressure medication. They are not yet suggesting that the supplement is a natural alternative to drugs that lower pressure.

It's unclear whether taking vitamin C for more than two months will achieve long-lasting changes in blood pressure.

"Although our review found only a moderate impact on blood pressure, if the entire U.S. population lowered blood pressure by 3 [points], there would be a lot fewer strokes," Miller says.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Callie Ann Cat String

My husband keeps a couple of long shoe strings tied together to play string with the cats. Callie Ann brought the string over next to my chair and started rolling over and flipping around on the string. She was telling me she wanted me to play string with her. I thought she was so funny so I took these photos of her. She was really twisting and turning. Cats communicate in so many ways. Callie Ann shows us what she wants and our other cat Lizzie Tu meows at us.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Science Museum Oklahoma

The Science Museum Oklahoma is an awesome place. My girls use to go there on overnight "camp outs" when they were young and in Girl Scouts. Way back was called the Omniplex. Now it is the place my grandchildren love to visit. As you can see by the photo above they have lots of fun there and learn stuff too. I would recommend anyone traveling through Oklahoma this summer to check out the Science Museum Oklahoma. I have included location information at the end of this post. You can go to their website and find out information about current exhibits and activities.
Science Museum Oklahoma History at a Glance
1958: The Kirkpatrick Planetarium was created with a donation from the Junior League of Oklahoma City.
1962: The John E. Kirkpatrick family provided a permanent dome structure for the popular planetarium at the State Fairgrounds.
1962: Science Museum Oklahoma was founded as the Oklahoma Science and Arts Foundation on the fairgrounds.
1978: The Kirkpatrick Center museum complex opened at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. The foundation, after changing its name to Omniplex Science Museum, became the building's first tenant. Kirkpatrick Planetarium reopened in the center a few months later.
1980: The Oklahoma Air and Space Museum (now part of Science Museum Oklahoma) becomes a new addition in Kirkpatrick Center.
1985: John Kirkpatrick envisions?an outdoor sanctuary and gardeners' learning center and opens the Kirkpatrick Gardens and Greenhouse, adjacent to the south side of the building.
1996: Kirkpatrick Center, the Oklahoma Air and Space Museum and Science Museum Oklahoma merge to create a new organizations - Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex.
1998: Science Museum Oklahoma begins construction on the Dome Theater, the state's first large-format, dome-screen theater.
2000: Science Museum Oklahoma makes Oklahoma history by opening the first large-format, dome-screen theater to sell-out audiences.
2003 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit sets museum attendance records, with over 217,000 visitors to the exhibit during its seven-month run. science museum of national prominence.

Founder: John Elson Kirkpatrick 1908 - 2006
Admiral John Kirkpatrick was born in Oklahoma City in February 1908 and graduated from the Oklahoma City Public Schools before attending West Point, Marion Institute and, in 1931, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1932, Kirkpatrick married Eleanor Blake of Mangum. During World War II, Kirkpatrick served 54 months at sea as a gunnery officer aboard the USS North Carolina and later served on the USS Alaska and the USS Oklahoma City. After the war, Kirkpatrick entered the oil business and in 1950 founded the Kirkpatrick Oil Company.

Prominent civic leaders in Oklahoma City since the 1940s, the Kirkpatricks have given much to the communities and state of Oklahoma through their generosity and philanthropy, including multiple arts and education organizations. Their works are continued today through the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

Science Museum Oklahoma was made possible largely through the support and generosity of the Kirkpatrick family.

MAP AND DIRECTIONS Science Museum Oklahoma is a perfect choice
for groups of any size with packages that fit your schedule.
Science Museum Oklahoma is located in the heart of Oklahoma City's Adventure
District at: 2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Northeast OKC: I-35S, exit NE 50th, west on 50th
From Northwest OKC: I-44E, exit Martin Luther King, south to NE 50th From West OKC: I-40E, exit I-35N, I-35N to NE 50th, west on 50th From East OKC: I-40W, exit I-35N, north to NE 50th, west on 50th From South OKC: I-35N, exit I-40E, exit I-35N, north to NE 50th, west on 50th

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Teacher Gifts

These are just too neat! My daughter the high school Special Education teacher received these and shared the photos with me. I think both of these crafty ideas are awesome.
I am glad to know other people think "my baby" is

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

OKC Thunder

My daughter sent me a whole bunch of photos she snapped on her camera, at a special high school exhibition game of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. Being a high school Special Education teacher can have its perks like getting to see this professional basketball team in action.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grandson's Basketball Goal

I am forever signing my husband's name up for drawings at the local grocery store. This time they were giving away a variety of ball game stuff. Of course, I never think about it again after I drop his name in the box. Well, he got a call that he had won a basket ball goal and to come to the store and pick it up. So off we went to the store, both of us thinking it was just the round hoop part. When we got to the store they ask if he was in a truck? He said no he was in a van. It was too funny when they came out....he laid all the van seats down to fit this basketball goal into the vehicle. We dropped it off at our grandson's house and he was thrilled with the basketball goal and basketball.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cheesy Creamed Corn Puffs

Cheesy Creamed Corn Puffs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line 2 baking sheets with foil.

1 cup canned cream-style corn
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheese of choice
1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers
2 tablespoons chopped green onions or chives
Bring the corn, butter and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Reduce the heat to low, add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon
until mixture is smooth and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Scrape the dough into a bowl; let cool slightly.
Add the eggs one at a time, stirring between each addition.
Stir in the cheese, peppers, and onions.
Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
Scoop tablespoon size balls of dough onto the baking sheets.
Space about 2 inches apart.
Sprinkle with more cheese if desired.
Bake until golden brown about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve warm.
You can also rewarm the leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds.