Monthly Archives: December 2008

Wal Mart

It is sad news to hear that so many large established retail companies are going out of business, filing for bankruptcy, and closing their doors. Big companies like Circuit City and Linens & Things, sad and scary news.

The big story is that Wal Mart is the only store that is making money at this point. Retail sales are way down this holiday season, but good old Wal Mart is fairing better than the rest and making the all might dollars like crazy. That just doesn’t sit well with me for some reason, what a mess we have gotten into.

Adam Walsh, Case Closed

It is good to hear that the Walsh family will now be able to close the door (but not their hearts) on this unresolved tragic crime that was committed so long ago to their six year old son.At last they have finally closed the books and the case is now fully and completely through and done with. Too bad that the real criminal is all ready in Hell, I’m sure that they were plenty of people that would have liked to be there for his finale words and breath in this screwed up world.

This poor family has suffered for so long and have done such great things due to this horrific tragedy, I commend them all and wish them the warmest seasons greetings this year.

IP Addresses and your computer

I have to tell you that I am pretty familiar with computers, we have had a PC in the house for over twelve years, at least, but who is counting? Hubby and I both use computers and work and of course we use it quite a bit a home for all kinds of reasons, email being the most important.

But when it comes to the complicated issues over and above are basic needs neither one of us really have a limited knowledge of a lot of things. I do have a brother who is a computer whiz, if any family member needs assistance, he is the one that we call.

Over the family Thanksgiving dinner, that was held a few weeks ago, we heard my brother discussing computer issues with another family member, which caught my husband’s attention and he ended up sitting in on the conversation, which included the topic of IP addresses and the like.

It appears that the IP address is very important to some people so that they can identify their visitors geographical location, their country, their zip code, time zone, connection speed and much more. This is fascinating information that hubby and I were completely unaware of and has us wanting to learn more. My brother instructed my hubby to visit Ip2location.com, a website dedicated to IP address information, and it is full of good information that I think is worth while to pass on to others here.

Basement Discovery

I was in the basement earlier today, attempting to dig out some of the Christmas boxes, when I noticed an unfamiliar box on the shelf. I could not believe my eyes when I opened the box and found a Christmas present that we had bought our youngest for last Christmas, it appears that we neglected to wrap it and put it under the tree last year.

Well it’s one more gift that I don’t have to worry about affording and purchasing in the next week or two, and it will most definitely find it’s way under the tree in time for this year’s gift giving frenzy!

My Crock Pot is my Best Friend

I don’t know what I would do with out my slow cooking Crock Pot, now that I know so many ways to use it, I find myself pulling it out from under the counter more and more as time goes by. Today is a perfect day to put it to use, they way it spills the aroma all through out the house in wonderful and keeps everyone from wondering too far from the house come dinner time, puts a smile on my face.

Today I am cooking four nice pork chops (boneless & lean) along with 2 cans of candid yams and a couple sliced apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. I’m browning the pork chops right now in the oven before putting them in the crock pot, I like that texture much better and I’m always concerned that I’m going to serve some one an under cooked piece of chicken or pork, so I tend to over cook them both, but the family still enjoys them all, along with me.