Friday, March 27, 2009

Pssstttt....come here!

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Go ahead and sit down, I have a few things to share with you, or rather, show you.

It's a quiet morning here, the base is having a wing down day which means the guys are off for a day of rest. I think they deserve it, they've worked extremely hard the past few weeks, first pulling in 13 and 14 hour shifts during an exercise and then the Air Show. So, they're all home, sleeping and catching up on their rest. I'm sure the internet will be completely bogged down soon once they start getting up and making their way to the computers to play games *snicker*

Ok, so here's the first thing I want to show you. You all know about Google Reader right? I mean, you should, because if it weren't for you guys, I would still be sitting with Bloglines, completely frustrated with feeds not updating and other things.

But did you know about the NEXT button? Oh if you don't, you don't know what you're missing.

Come here, let me show you. If you go to your Google Reader and click on Settings up top, near Your can add the Next button to your browser. Let me show you how easy it is.


Isn't that the coolest thing?

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Ok now something I want to talk to you about is Earth Hour. If you haven't heard about it, you can go here and read more, or watch the video below. It brought tears to my eyes, I don't know if I'm hormonal or what, let me know if it does the same thing for you.

We didn't participate last year, but we are tomorrow and the kids are super excited about it. I think it's a great opportunity to turn off the computers and the tv's (even though they just mention lights), and do something as a family.

So tomorrow night, between matter WHERE in the world you are, at 8:30pm YOUR are to turn off all the lights for just one hour, just until 9:30pm. I'm sure we can survive one little hour can't we? And just think we'll be helping the wildlife and the planet, so what better way to get your kids involved?


Turn out. Take action.
Be part of this historic event.
March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time
World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.


We'll be lighting candles, we'll go outside with flashlights and look at the night life, we'll also just sit on the couch and talk, tell stories, laugh whatever comes to mind. I'll be taking photos and posting them here on the blog too, so you'll see.

And if your kids want to learn more, there is even a great site for them called Earth Hour Kids, they can play games, learn about animals, there's a place for teens, a place for teachers and parents etc.

If you plan to participate, be sure to Sign Up so that you will be counted in.

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I'll be putting up a giveaway this afternoon for Bella Sara products. Jasmine is completely hooked on them and loves them, so much so, that Nicholas is actually wanting to play too. There will be two winners, so stay tuned.

I think that is all I wanted to talk about, I can't remember anything else, if I do, I'll let you know.

For now, I'm going to wake up my hubby and then we're going out to lunch, just the two of us which is something we don't do that very often at ALL.

Then it's back home for a few more loads of laundry and cleaning before the kids come home from school. They're so happy that daddy is home today.

Speaking of kids, I need to make an appointment at the eye doctor for both, I think it's time for them to go in and have an eye exam done. Also after the antibiotic ointment they were both fine, but this morning Jasmine woke up again with a little bit of that gunky stuff and her eyes looked a little red again in the corners. I honestly don't understand what is going on and I'm done playing with the normal doctor, I think the eye doctor is the way to go.

Wish me luck and say a prayer that whatever is going on with the eyes gets resolved soon.


Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

I love the new blog look. So pretty! Great video lesson. Thanks.

Kara said...

Ooh, thanks for the video about the next button, I had no idea! Now I might actually comment more since it takes me to the actual blog post :D

Sarah said...

Thanks for all the great info! You are a fountain of knowledge! Now, to find the time to incorporate everything I keep learning...

Mike Golch said...

Sandra,thanks for the info.I followed what you said and it is great!

Mari said...

I didn't know about the next button either. Thanks for passing this on. I'm going to do it!

Lulu said...

thanks for the info Sandra...
Prayers for your baby girl..
Hope you enjoy your lunch date with your hubby..
take care,

Sherry said...

We will be participating in Earth Hour tomorrow night as well! I didn't realize it was tomorrow - so now I am going to think of something special we can do!


Elizabeth Ann said...

Thanks for the Earth Hour update...we participated last year and it's a really good feeling. Green is Good!

P.S. My word verification is "derat", as in "Do you see de rat in de corner?!" Some of these words can be a hoot :))

Mike Golch said...

Sandra,I placed a link back to your site apout the tip about the next button.

The Bookworm said...

Thanks for the tip about the Next button - I never would have found that!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Aren't those the coolest google tools? I love progress!

Bonnie said...

Ok ... that next button thing is cool ! I am going to have to go do that in my google reader for sure !!! Loved the video !!

Cheri said...

I didn't know about the next button either- I love it!!

The ADD Housewife said...

Wow I didn't know about the next button either. Thanks for the great info!
You rock! =)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

COOL!!!! ... and thanks for the info.

Hello from Speedcat Hollydale :)(refered from Mike's blog)

Conny said...

ohhhhhhh, I use google reader - and I had no clue about that NEXT button either!!!! :) Thanks for mentioning it!

Melissa Stover said...

that next button is going to change my life!