Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Counting My Blessings...

This isn't a tough one for me. This time of year - I am easily reminded of what I'm thankful for. Of course - (this won't come as a shock to any of you..) my baby Ella, my fantastic - PATIENT, sexy husband Kyle - my 3 older sisters (who make me laugh daily) and their families - my mom and dad who have always showed constant support and love - living close to family, our cat buddy, having two cars that work...(most of the time) food - (and wine) in our fridge, cable, internet, diet pepsi, bread, heat, ac...the list can really continue for a long time. I have to remind myself of all the truly fantastic things I have in my life...when things are getting tough. I hope this Holiday season - you can all stop and remind yourself of the wonderful things in your life!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something To Be Thankful For

I am thankful for family that loves me the way I am.

Children who smile and light up my day.

A husband who takes care of the mouse that is invading my house.

A friend who gives me a favorite treat they know I like.

For rolling bales of hay on a Nebraska hill.

For a beautiful sunrise on a clear morning.

I am thankful, I have things to be thankful for.....what you are thankful for?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Things I am Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time of year that I like to ponder the things in my life I am thankful for. I am always thankful for my family and my friends and I SHOULD probably talk about them but let me tell you about my dog Ben. Yes, I have a dog - a two-year-old black lab that weighs 104 lbs. Ben is a friendly puppy in fact, he has been running down to the local grocery store to greet the customers. Thankfully, the kind owner of the store knows my family and returns our dog. I realize everyone's pet is special to them but my dog would warm your heart and give you something to be thankful for.

What are you thankful for? Peggy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanks Peggy!

Just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to Peggy for surprising me this morning! If you missed the show - she gave me an early birthday present! First she surprised me with an autographed book from Mercer Mayer - my favorite children's book author! Then...a little later on in the show - she surprised me with a phone call from Mercer Mayer! I was thrilled! I have wonderful memories reading his books as a child - and continue to pass those memories onto my daughter! What a nice guy - to take time out of his day to talk to me! Thrilled! Plus - he gave me tips to help get my writing career started too. Thanks Peggy!! I am attaching the interview to this post - incase you missed it!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kearney's Hilltop Mall

So this week is the 25 year anniversary for the Hilltop Mall in Kearney. I remember going to the Grand Opening to see Davy Jones. To my eight-year-old mind it seemed such an odd decision to place the new mall so far out of town in a field. The town has changed so much since then when it pretty much ended after Video Kingdom and Little Kings.

The mall figures prominently in my memories of growing up, from wandering aimlessly for hours as a teenager when we ran out of money for the arcade to looking for prom dresses. What memories does it bring back for everyone else?

Are homosexuals born gay?

Alright. Today on Good Life we had a discussion about the possibility of the first Lesbian woman being voted into office as Mayor of Houston. (It's now going into a run off as neither City controller Annise Parker or former city attorney Gene Locke received 50% of the vote. The new election will be held next month..)

My thoughts on this...(if you watched the show you already know) vote for the person you think is the best candidate - regardless of sexual orientation, etc..etc. Peggy, however, said she would never vote for a homosexual individual. During our discussion after the show - this question was brought up. Are you born gay? Let me know what your thoughts are on this one!! Leslie...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Video of the Week Ideas?

We're looking for suggestions for this weeks YouTube Video of the Week... anyone have any ideas? We've had laughing babies, cute kid clips, and an awesome Halloween costume - what else is out there?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thanksgiving Treat!

Now that Halloween 2009 is officially in the books, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!

NTV's Good Life is giving you the chance to win a free turkey this year, all you have to do is share your favorite Thansgiving recipe or show us your best turkey gobble. You can find all the details at