Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Have Words and I Have Friends...

I have words and I have friends. So I combined the two and as a result, I play the game "Words With Friends." :)

If you've never played the game and you like word games, you need to give it a try. It's basically Scrabble but you play at your own pace. This game is very addictive to me. Between school and Warcraft though, I don't play it as much as I used to but when the weekends roll around, I am constantly playing the game at work during my breaks.


friends in the barn yard

zuze's friends in the barn yard. Anabell,wooly and chuck belong to the kids. luckily  i dont have to feed them three times a day ;D.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Grandpuppies

These are my Grand-puppies - Cambria & Coheed

 They do most of the things humans do

 They celebrate holidays

 Cammie and Coco are a part of my life. Many plans usually include them. They are ready for any occasion with a closet full of clothes.

This is what Life is all about

This is my 1st born daughter - Jeanine & her husband Jerry

This is my baby - Ashley

My girls are the greatest gift in my life. I am so proud of them, they are both grown and out on their own. I miss the fun, crazy times when they were home.

A Loaf of Kitty and a Cat Purse

Jet and Onyx both have very different personalities but they get along great and often influence each other in ways that would make you want to rip your hair out. Onyx likes small spaces. He's the sneaky one of the two. He sneaks downstairs to scare the bunny. He sneaks onto counters to try and attack the frog. He sneaks outside as the front door is opening. He also LOVES to sneak into tight compartments for a cat-nap.

Onyx in a purse.
"Get that camera out of my face. I'm trying to nap here."

Onyx in a bread basket.
"What did you wake me up for this time?! 
Can't a kitten nap in a bread basket in peace?!"

- Joyce

A Kittens Daily Chores

Jet really likes to help. She likes to help sweep the floor.

"You missed a spot."

She likes to help with the dishes.

"You want ALL these dishes washed?!"

She also likes to help with laundry.

"First you fold the sock like so... Then you twirl it around..."

She helps us get bottles of water and sometimes she tries to help us open the bottles by biting holes in the water bottles.

"How many did you want again?"

Onyx mostly likes to help us finish our bread crusts whereas Jet likes to eat vegetables. She loves zucchini. Hard to believe, huh? Onyx prefers his crusts plain and toasted but he finds a hint of mayo acceptable on his crusts.

"Nom nom nom..."

Most of all, they both love to help clean tables and they usually do it together.

"What do you mean you were saving those crumbs?!"

They do more work around the house in a day than your average child probably does in a month and I don't even have to give them allowance as an incentive!

- Joyce

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty...

Soft kitty, 
Warm kitty,
Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty,
Sleepy kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.

You have already met two of my children, Jet and Onyx. They both spent all day sleeping after playing with my 4 year old, kind-of nephew. He raced cars around a track with the kittens. They chased the cars around and around and eventually fell asleep from kitty-play-exhaustion. Unfortunately, Onyx woke up as I got closer to take a photo so I was only able to get a photo of Jet sleeping in the track.

Jet asleep after a hard days play.


10 Health Benefits to Chocolate

1.   Chocolate decreases Stroke risk
2.   Chocolate boosts Heart health.
3.   Chocolate fills you up.
4.   Chocolate may fight diabetes - small study done in 2005.
5.   Chocolate protects your skin - antioxidants.
6.   Chocolate can quiet coughs - theobromine reduces activity.
7.   Chocolate boosts your mood.
8.   Chocolate improves blood flow - anti-clotting properties.
9.   Chocolate improves Vision - increases blood flow to the retina.
10. Chocolate may make you smarter - increases alertness.


My Role-Playing Life

Okay. The title of this post sounds bad, right? I assure you, it's not what you think. Give me a chance to explain. Most of my free-time is spent playing an MMORPG. That stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game for the non-gamers out there. I'm sure you've all heard of Warcraft before. World of Warcraft (WoW) is truly massive. There are so many parts of the game that can keep you occupied for hours, days, months and even years. There is truly something in the game for everyone who likes games. It's been said that it's one of the most addictive games out there and I can attest to that. Most days, I don't even want to put the game down to go to bed. They should make a WoW-Anonymous group for those who have a problem. :)

- Night Elf Hunter, Joyce.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"he dropped me off in the middle of the night with a five dollar bill"

Stories Archive | StoryCorps:

This was a very powerful story, Bryan's childhood may have been difficult but it made him and his family stronger. It helps me to hear stories like this. It shows me that even the darkest scenarios can have a sliver lining even if you cant see them yet.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Love Lucy

This is Lucy's Famous Chocolate scene from the I Love Lucy show, a TV series from the 1950's.

I would have liked to have this job!


The History of Chocolate

The history of chocolate began in Mesoamerica. Chocolate can be traced back to pre-olmec people dating back to 1900BC. Chocolate played a special role in both Maya and Aztec royal and religious events. Europeans sweetened and lightened it by adding refined sugar and milk. For hundreds of years, the chocolate making process remained unchanged. When the Industrial Revolution arrived, many changes occurred that brought the hard, sweet candy to life. When the revolution cooled down, companies began advertising many of the chocolate treats seen today. People began consuming chocolate worldwide.

Where does chocolate come from?
Chocolate comes from cut ripe cacao bean pods from the cacao tree. They are split open, scraping out the pulp, and then ground into a powder after drying. 

- Cheryl