Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pickin' Peppers again! HA HA!

WOW! I just got this email forward from a friend, and I had to post it for the blogosphere. Sorry if you've seen this already. The above pictures are actual peppers! The email reads that the farmer says these can grow up to 18" long....That just brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it?

Ha, ha! Too funny. This pic wasn't posted on the email I got once that showed how each vegetable that resembles an organ benefits the organ. I guess the peppers don't do much for that organ!

Cheers! Have a great weekend.

PS I hope to have some exciting pictures to share on Monday! But you'll have to wait and see.......hint, "Todo" is gonna kill me!

UPDATE: I found that hot peppers cause prostate cancer cells to fight themselves! Here's the link for that article! Too Cool!

Monday, September 14, 2009


by Amy Platon

No, I haven’t forgotten about my blog. I could never ever do that. In fact, if you only knew how much I thought about this blog, then it would be killing you too that you couldn’t find the time to sit down and tend to it. Well, I’ve forced myself to do it. And did I say crazy?

Ready for the news?

I’ve just started a new “mom” career! Writing is still in the plan, but honestly, it’s slow going. And since I can’t really bartend till I’m 60 (or at least I don’t really want to be that lady) then I better start deciding what my back-up plan is going to be.

The mission: to set out and find a career that 1. Interests me. 2. Can provide me at least $30,000 a year. 3. Have the potential for growth. 3. And the clincher – it has to be flexible so I can still make time for mom stuff. Hmmmm.

A little about me: I love my home, I love my family, I love talking to people, I love my community. No, I didn’t become a politician, where’s the flexibility in that?

I became a Real Estate Agent. The only variable is the “income” part. But I will keep my day job, so to speak, until business starts picking up. But since passing the class then the state exam I have been in training for about a week now. And it has consumed me. But now I’m ready to get going making some money (if there is any to be made, only time will tell). I’ll keep you posted! Promise!

PS. The little ones are loving school. As my 6 year old son gets older, his electronics are advancing. We are now into Wii, Itouch, and Nintendo DS. The problem is, that lately when his buddies come over, they sit around and play their own electronics. So, new rule in our house. People First!

If there is a friend at the house, then play with your toys, not with your video games. I think it has helped to draw the line for him early. I know some adults who are still taking calls and checking emails while out to eat with their friends. Even when I’m an ultra successful Realtor (wink) I won’t be that lady! And if I can help it, he won’t be that guy!