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STYLE SHOW

Friday, August 12, 2011

ONE OF MY SISTER-IN-LAWS SEWS A LOT OF PAGEANT SUITS AND SHE USE TO SEW WEDDING APPAREL ALSO, SHE HAD A STYLE SHOW FOR HER CHURCH'S LADIES GROUP AND MY 4 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER MODELED FOR HER. SHE DID FINE UNTIL SHE HAD TO GO OUT ON STAGE THEN SHE WAS A BIT SHY.



THE ABOVE 2 PHOTOS ARE OF ALYSSA AND MY DAUGHTER JEAN

BELOW ARE A FEW MORE OF THE MODELS--MOST ARE FAMILY MEMBERS

  
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BEESPARKLE 10/20/2011 1:05PM

    Thanks for sharing Carol your talent sister in-laws talent sewing clothes and your Grandchildren doing the modeling. Nothing shy about those little dolls.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/18/2011 12:17AM

    Wow! Talk about talent! These dresses are lovely and the little dolls wearing them are even more beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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BIBS4664 8/17/2011 12:31PM

    LOVE THE PICS OF YOUR DGD. I ADMIRE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCH TALENT. LOTS TO ENJOY. TY FOR SHARING WITH US.
MARY

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SUSIEPH1 8/14/2011 8:14PM

    Absolutely delightful!!
I am sure you all had a lot of pleasure...

Thank you Caz for Sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/13/2011 5:09PM

  Alyssa was very brave to be a model and such a cute one!!!!! Your SIL is a very talented seamstress. The show reminded me of all of the style shows I was in charge of in my early teaching years. It is a lot of work, especially when you are dealing with child models. The child models also insure you of many unexpected laughs.
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SHERRY666 8/13/2011 2:20PM

    AWW YOUR GRAND DAUGHTER IS SO CUTE......... THEY ALL LOOKED GREAT..... WHAT WONDERFUL OUTFITS...... YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW IS VERY TALENTED.... I DON'T BLAME YOUR GD FOR BEING SHY...... I COULDN'T GET UP IN FRONT OF A BUNCH OF PEOPLE EITHER.... GREAT PICTURES CAROL..... THANKS FOR SHARING...

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SENATOR9 8/13/2011 12:11PM

    Great pictures emoticon

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THESILVERLADY 8/13/2011 9:37AM

    Good for Alyssa. Despite being shy, thanks to her Mom's encouragement, she took part in the style show.

Talented seamstress' are much in demand. emoticon

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TAZZIT1 8/13/2011 12:47AM

    Love the pics. She is very talented.

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JILL313 8/12/2011 11:56PM

    What a great fashion show and all the models especially your sweet GD are Beautiful. Your SIL is sure a talented lady and she must take after you. I sure can relate to how your GD was feeling as I was very shy as a child and to this day I'm not much of a group type person--much better one on one. Your pictures are just Wonderful and I really enjoyed seeing them. Thank you.

Love,

Jill

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/12/2011 11:15PM

    absolutely adorable .... such talent !! Roc
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LINDAGRAVEL 8/12/2011 11:09PM

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MADKAPKID 8/12/2011 11:07PM

    I like the pictures. It would be hard for anyone, specially a young child to get up in front of people like that. I think she did a great job! And, you SIL is a very talented seamstress. Thank you for sharing....Karen emoticon

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THE "HOTTEST GIRLS" AT KEWAUNEE TROUT FEST

Monday, July 18, 2011

youtu.be/ZszISRPG5B8

THIS IS A LINK TO THE KEWAUNEE CHAMBERMAIDS (an all guy band) THAT IS IN THE TROUT FEST PARADE EACH YEAR. THEY ARE HILARIOUS TO WATCH . MOST ARE MEMBERS OF OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

HOPE IT OPENS FOR YOU

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 7/22/2011 2:03PM

    fantastic ! emoticon

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JILL313 7/21/2011 10:56PM

    Carol, I didn't read the caption at first and just watched the video and I honestly said to myself, what an ugly group of women. . .I especially focused on the one that had boobs hanging down to his waist and I thought why doesn't she wear a bra--LOL!! So, the jokes on me my friend--and I thank you for making my day!!

Hugs,

Jill

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 7/20/2011 7:20PM

    Thanks for the laugh after a hard day at work. emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 7/20/2011 4:39PM

    What a band! Thanks for sharing - I loved it, especially the blonde with the drum in the stroller!
Sheila

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BLUEANGELLK 7/20/2011 12:29PM

    Too funny!!! I was just in Kewaunee a few weeks ago. I should have planned my trip better. These guys are GREAT!!

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MADKAPKID 7/20/2011 11:16AM

    What a hoot! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 7/19/2011 11:06PM

  Hi Carol.......
What a fun group.......... emoticon for sharing.

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REBECCAMA 7/19/2011 4:25PM

  Awesome! If they ever want to go 0n "tour" I know a couple of local goofy parades where they would fit right in with the silliness.

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SHERRY666 7/19/2011 2:43PM

    LOL........... HEY CAROL THAT WAS JUST AWESOME..... I LIKE THE ONE WITH THE LONG BLOND HAIR WITH THE BIG DRUM IN THE BABY STROLLER....... THANKS FOR SHARING...... MY LAUGH FOR THE DAY.......

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CONTENTCHRIS 7/19/2011 12:37PM

    t H a n k s my friend. emoticon

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SENATOR9 7/18/2011 9:41PM

    That was great thanks

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THESILVERLADY 7/18/2011 9:40PM

    What a hoot.

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SUSIEPH1 7/18/2011 8:57PM

    Thanks Caz will away and watch it !!
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A CARROT, AN EGG AND A CUP OF COFFEE

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma the daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its insides became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 7/14/2011 12:56PM

  Great message Carol........... emoticon

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THESILVERLADY 7/14/2011 8:58AM

    Good, strong lesson there. Thanks for bringing it back to mind.

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CONTENTCHRIS 7/14/2011 12:15AM

    emoticon Really a emoticonlifting Message! emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 7/13/2011 9:56PM

    This was e-mailed to my by a Spark Friend above.
Have read it before but now is when I really needed
to read it.

Thank you!

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SENATOR9 7/13/2011 8:47PM

    emoticonThank you emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 7/13/2011 7:33PM

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DIDMIS 7/13/2011 6:58PM

    This is emoticon In fact I shared it with a couple of people and put it on my F/B page. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/13/2011 4:24PM

    WOW!
So Powerful Carol makes one thinks doesn't it ??
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SHERRY666 7/13/2011 3:09PM

    THIS IS SO AWESOME........THANKS FOR SHARING CAROL.. emoticon

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LINDEE6 7/13/2011 3:08PM

    Wow! I needed this reminder! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!

Saturday, July 02, 2011


01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

04. People call at 9 PM and ask,"did I wake you?"

05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

07. Things you buy now won't wear out.

08. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather

service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them

either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

19.You can't remember who sent you this list.



Never, under any circumstances,

take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night

One last thing................If you give up smoking, drinking and sex; you won't actually live longer. It will

just feel like it. smile and have a great day.

  
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BEESPARKLE 10/20/2011 1:00PM

    Love this blog. I am going to be 70. So looks like I have hit the right gang in here and yourself. To have a good laugh at the truths you have written. I plan to add you as a friend.

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DOTTIEJANE1 7/3/2011 7:36PM

    Thanks for the laugh havea great 4th .

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CONTENTCHRIS 7/3/2011 4:13PM

    Thanks for the smile ..For sure your very funny lady ..or is it mam? After 60 do you get a new title?

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PATRICIAANN46 7/3/2011 1:15PM

  Hi Carol........
I love this list and can relate to many on it. emoticon for adding a smile to my day.
Patti

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SENATOR9 7/3/2011 10:17AM

    The joints I know when the rain ,the snow or any bad weather is coming emoticon

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TUBLADY 7/3/2011 3:39AM

    I can only relate to a couple of those and I am going to be 70 this year.
My joints tell me if the rain is coming.
And I would probably fit the #1 and 2,
But the rest of those must be for some women from another universe.
Not this " Hottie ", who is just beginning to live again.
It was funny and I will consider being like that when I'm maybe 90 or so.
Take care, have a Happy 4th.
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SHARONBAILEY913 7/3/2011 1:23AM

    Too funny, and too true, sadly.

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JILL313 7/3/2011 1:07AM

    Boy, I'm getting old as I can sure relate to most of these. . .LOL!! Thanks for the laugh and I know you're too young to worry about any of these happening to you for a very long time--LOL. Take Care and enjoy the 4th of July!

Hugs,

Jill

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SHASSYSUE2 7/3/2011 12:18AM

    I love it!!! However, some of those I can relate to already and I turned 44 today!!! Bahaha!!!

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JAMIEJILL2 7/2/2011 7:24PM

    Funny!!! Now I have a reason to look forward to 50.

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SHERRY666 7/2/2011 4:06PM

    emoticonTHANKS CAROL....... I LOVE THESE BLOGS..

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REDSHOES2011 7/2/2011 3:39PM

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SALEX52 7/2/2011 2:53PM

    Thanks for the smile!

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LIFE IS TOUGH IF YOU ARE STUPID!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

THESE ARE TRUE

ONE

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter.

'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'

'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)



TWO

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt

close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our

things so they wouldn't get mixed.

After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she

could scan it.

Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'

I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'

She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left..

She had no clue to what had just happened.

THREE

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit

card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.'

(keep shuddering!!)

FOUR

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. 'Do you need some help?' I asked.

She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do

you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'

'Hmmm, I don't know. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.

'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually

unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk....'

PLEASE just lay down before you hurt yourself !!!

FIVE

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and

said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her.

With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make

five 'blank' copies.

Brunette, by the way!!

SIX

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had

eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine, the mother says, 'I just

gave him some ant killer......'

Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency!'

  
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BEESPARKLE 10/20/2011 1:08PM

    My golly what a hoot these are you posted.


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JATHUENER 7/4/2011 9:31AM

    yes it is true they walk among us

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MOTLEM 7/3/2011 3:49AM

    Dumb and dumber, eh.
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SUSIEPH1 7/3/2011 1:37AM

    Great fun Carol !!.
Isn't it amazing that we actully do have people out there like this !!
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JILL313 7/3/2011 1:12AM

    Carol, Where did you get these?? They are just unbelieveable--are there really people out there this stupid?? They are amusing to read but very hard to believe!
Take Care.

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PATRICIAANN46 7/2/2011 11:33PM

  Hi Carol............It is both sad and true isn't it?!?! emoticon

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SHERRY666 7/2/2011 1:13PM

    OH THIS IS JUST STUPID......... ARE THERE REALLY PEOPLE LIKE THAT OUT THERE... emoticonTHANKS FOR THE MORNING LAUGH CAROL...

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/2/2011 10:29AM

    Hilarious! emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 7/2/2011 10:28AM

    These are too funny but at the same time scary and sad. Thanks for the laugh!

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THAIBEAUKITTY 7/2/2011 10:21AM

    Are you sure they all weren't blonds? emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/2/2011 10:17AM

    they walk among us LOL scary huh? emoticon emoticon

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SENATOR9 7/2/2011 10:06AM

    You made my morning.Stupid stupid and stupid How many is half a dozen again emoticon

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CONTENTCHRIS 7/2/2011 12:21AM

    hAHA THOSE WERE FUNNY....I like shassy 's post added as well. emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 7/1/2011 10:29PM

    These are toooo funny!!!! If I ever do something that stupid, someone just hit me on the head!!!!! LOL!!! Of course I do have one, but I will blame it on Pregnancy Brain!! When I was around 9 months pregnant with my now14 year old son, we went to Sears to buy a crib. We also had to pick out a mattress, and we went where they were displayed and finally picked one out. I then turn to my Husband (he being a dad already to 3 other children) and I tell him that I liked the mattress but it was way to small to fit in the crib that we just purchased. He looked at me with a really odd look on his face, and then said" Dear these are just sample mattresses, that is why they are so small!!!!" Duh!! He laughed and laughed, and felt really stupid!!!! Ugh, again pregnancy brain!!!

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GINGERALECA 7/1/2011 7:49PM

    You made my day! My stomach hurt! emoticon

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MERLINANDME 7/1/2011 7:48PM

    I asked for 12 ounces of sliced chicken at the meat counter. The clerk told me she could not do that. I told her to just give me 3/4 of a pound. And she weighs meat for a living!

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