I love dogs

I have had dogs for most of my life. Right now I’m dog-less though and I hate it. I have had everything from a mutt to some of the best pedigreed dogs there are, one of which was a German Shepherd Dog who’s parents had been imported from Checzlovakia. Her grandmother was and still is one of the most highly decorated border patrol dogs and is still working from what I understand.  It really hurt me when she died. Her name was Keziah. I named all of the German Shepherds I had from the Bible because I considered them blessings.

Well it seems that AKC has put out their top 10 breeds.  Here they are:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkie
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bull Dog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

I have had all of these dogs except for the Bull Dog, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever. My favorite of the ones I had were the German Shepherd first, then the Beagle, then the Dachshund.  I am planning to get another dog this summer and the one I want and have had before is the West Highland White Terrier or Westie for short. I love that breed. They will not let you be sad at all because they are always so happy and comical. I’m surprised they’re not on the list.

Found some more mailboxes I like

Remember me telling you about the other mailbox I have? Well I found some even better mailboxes. These are for not only residential but also commercial mailboxes. One of the best things is these mailboxes are theft proof and there fore protect your identity by not allowing just anyone to get to your mail. You can’t be too careful these days with all of the identity theft around.

There is a wide variety of materials used to make these mailboxes too. You can get one made of steel, aluminum, cedar, stainless steel, brass, or copper.  What ever suits you and goes with your type of house. They have formal styles or novelty type mailboxes too. If you have a brick thing built to hold your mailbox, any of these will slide right in.

They have a variety of curb side mailboxes, wall mounted mailboxes, locking mailboxes, vandal resistant mailboxes and even commercial mailboxes. You have seen those mailboxes at apartments that is a big block of mailboxes that you have to open with a key, well that type of mailbox. I never realized how many different kinds of mailboxes there are available to buy!

What Daddy taught me

I believe that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I believe that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I believe that it isn’t always enough, to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I believe two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

Why do I believe all of these things? Because that’s what my Daddy taught me and he taught me well.  He was a very wise man, don’t you think?  I sure do.

Saving With Coupons

Everyone gets the Sunday newspaper and sees a booklet or two of coupons for saving money at the grocery store, right? Do you look through those coupons and cut them out? Or do you just throw it away without looking at them?

I was surprised at how many of my co-workers admitted that they don’t even look at them when I asked around at work. They said mostly it was too much trouble to keep up with the coupon requirements, like having to buy 2 or more of the item to qualify for the savings, and most of all keeping up with the expiration dates.

For me, the expiration dates are so small and hard to find or read that I get impatient with keeping track of which coupons to take to the grocery store with me. For a while I was taking a big envelope full of clipped coupons with me, then as I shopped for groceries I would look through them and see if it mattered which brand I was buying or if I need to buy two or three of that item to qualify for the money savings on a coupon.

For some reason I got out of that habit and should probably start doing that again. When you are shopping for groceries, every nickle and dime that you save is counting toward the total grocery bill and the savings really do add up.