Saturday, November 28, 2015

Word search puzzles

Example of completed word search

Since Winter is soon upon us, I have been coming up with ways to keep myself busy. Another option is to do word search puzzles. I have picked a few of my own that perhaps you might enjoy as well!

Remember, you can save these to your computer to print later by right clicking on the image and selecting 'save image as'.

Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Adult Coloring pages: Seasonal: Winter/Christmas

Here is one I colored!
Last night, I decided to try my hand at coloring a page...and above is the result. Not bad!  It was fun I will admit, and it sure whiled away some time.

There is a method to my madness...last week I was told I have Fibromyalgia. This diagnosis explains so much: the random sore spots around my torso; the muddled thoughts and short term memory loss at times; headaches; general feelings of not feeling well with no specific point; all the things that would not "fit" into the other diseases/syndromes I have. 

Since my breakdown in 2001, I had noticed that I was having some issues with trying to remember things (clearly), dealing with continual random thoughts more than's drove me crazy.  Now, I have been trying to re-strengthen my mind...and get my mind to slow down...while keeping my body as agile as I can despite my own age and physical abilities.

I've been doing various things...word search puzzles,  now coloring, reading, things that I haven't done in ages...flexing my mind in new ways! :)

So enjoy this batch of coloring pages...and let YOUR inner child play!

Remember, you can save these pages to your computer by right clicking on the image and pick 'save image as' from the drop down menu!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

**I do not claim any of these images as my own!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adult Coloring Pages (Printable)

I have a big thing with trying to save money when I can, and that means I will scour the web to find free, printable it stationery, clipart, coloring pages for kids, and now coloring pages for adults. 

I picked a few of my favorites to share with you...that I found on the web and I do not claim any of the images as my own. All are free and printable...


To save any of these images, put your mouse on the image of your choice, right click and on the popup menu, pick "save image as..." and save it to a place in your photo folders so that you can find it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Murphy's Lesser-Known Dictums (Humor)

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

When you go into court, you are putting yourself In the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Have a great day folks!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Bear Alert (Humor)

I used this photo from the web because
the bear looks like it's laughing!

In light of the rising frequency of human - grizzly bear
conflicts, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is
advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra
precautions and keep alert of bears while in the field. 

They advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their
clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting

They also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray
with them in case of an encounter with a bear. 

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity.
Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black
bear and grizzly bear dung. Black bear dung is smaller and
contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear dung
has little bells in it and smells like pepper.


Have a great day and share a smile!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

IDIOT SIGHTING (Humor with a bit of truth!)

My daughter and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.'
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.'
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD's.

We had to have the garage door repaired.

The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used that repairman since...

I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbor call the local city council office to request the removal of the DEAR CROSSING sign on our road.
The reason: 'Too many dears are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'

My daughter went to a Mexican fast food and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'

The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an 'intellectually challenged' co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'what on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a government employee.....

When my husband and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'


They walk among us, they breed, and they vote…....

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Scrabble (Humor)

Someone out there either has too much
spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(wait till you see the last one!)

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:


When you rearrange the letters
(With no letters left over and using each letter only once):

Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay
too much time on their hands!

:) Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

UPDATE: Missing Person: Sabrina Leavens

I'd like to let everyone know that Sabrina Leavens has been found alive and well. I know little else other than she said on her FB page that she just needed some time to herself.
Thank you all! 

I normally don't do this but I have known this young lady a long time and she's a long time friend to my son, Shawn (Campbell). She is a wife and mother...

Please share far and wide...she's been missing for too long. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Murphy's Technology Laws (Humor and maybe some truth!)

You can never tell which way the train went by looking
at the track.

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong
conclusion with confidence.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn
fool discovers something which either abolishes the
system or expands it beyond recognition.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they
do not understand.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote
programs, then the first woodpecker that came along
would destroy civilization.

The opulence of the front office decor varies inversely
with the fundamental solvency of the firm.

The attention span of a computer is only as long as it
electrical cord.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and
less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe
and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint
on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.

All great discoveries are made by mistake.

Always draw your curves, then plot your reading.

Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.

All's well that ends.

A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and
the hours are lost.

The first myth of management is that it exists.

A failure will not appear till a unit has passed final

New systems generate new problems.

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a

We don't know one millionth of one percent about

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable
from magic.

A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20
men working 20 years make.

The faster a computer is, the faster it will reach a
crashed state.

Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting
in an honest day's work.

Some people manage by the book, even though they don't
know who wrote the book or even what book.

The primary function of the design engineer is to make
things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for
the serviceman.

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will
take the longest and cost the most.

After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said
than done.

Any circuit design must contain at least one part which is
obsolete, two parts which are unobtainable and three parts
which are still under development.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have
evolved from a simple system that works.

If mathematically you end up with the incorrect answer, try
multiplying by the page number.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more
unreliable. Any system which depends on human
reliability is unreliable.

Give all orders verbally. Never write anything down that
might go into a "Pearl Harbor File."

Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of
pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other
variables the organism will do as it damn well pleases.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds
that the competition already has the order.

In designing any type of construction, no overall dimension can 
be totaled correctly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The
correct total will become self-evident at 8:15 a.m. on

Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it

All things are possible except skiing through a revolving

The only perfect science is hind-sight.

Work smarder and not harder and be careful of yor speling.

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.

If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.

When all else fails, read the instructions.

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong
the one that will cause the most damage will be the one
to go wrong.

Everything that goes up must come down.

Any instrument when dropped will roll into the least
accessible corner.

Any simple theory will be worded in the most complicated

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool
will want to use it.

The degree of technical competence is inversely
proportional to the level of management.

Any attempt to print Murphy's laws will jam the printer.

Have a great day/evening!  :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hotel Correspondence (Humor but supposedly a true story!)

Attached is some correspondence which actually occurred between a 
London hotel's staff and one of its guests.  The London hotel involved submitted this to the Sunday Times.



Dear Maid,

Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom
since I have brought my own bath-sized Dial.  Please remove the six
unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicine chest and another
three in the shower soap dish.  They are in my way. 

Thank you,
S. Berman

Dear Room 635,

I am not your regular maid.  She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from
her day off.  I took the 3 hotel soaps out of the shower soap dish as
you requested.  The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put
on top of your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind.
This leaves only the 3 bars I left today which my instructions from the
management is to leave 3 soaps daily.

I hope this is satisfactory.

Kathy, Relief Maid


Dear Maid -- 

I hope you are my regular maid.
Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the
little bars of soap.  When I got back to my room this evening I found
you had added 3 little Camays to the shelf under my medicine cabinet. I
am going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought 
my own bath-size Dial so I won't need those 6 little Camays which are 
on the shelf.  They are in my way when shaving, brushing teeth, etc. 
Please remove them.

S. Berman


Dear Mr. Berman,

My day off was last Wed. so the relief maid left 3 hotel soaps which we
are instructed by the management.  I took the 6 soaps which were in 
your way on the shelf and put them in the soap dish where your Dial 
was.  put the Dial in the medicine cabinet for your convenience. 
didn't remove the 3 complimentary soaps which are always placed inside
the medicine cabinet for all new check-ins and which you did 
not object to when you checked in last Monday.  Please let me
know if I can of further assistance. 

Your regular maid,



Dear Mr. Berman,

The assistant manager, Mr. Kensedder, informed me this A.M. that you
called him last evening and said you were unhappy with your maid
service.  I have assigned a new girl to your room.  I hope you will
accept my apologies for any past inconvenience.  If you have any
future complaints please contact me so I can give it my personal
attention. Call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM.  

Thank you.

Elaine Carmen


Dear Miss Carmen,

It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for
business at 745 AM and don't get back before 530 or 6PM.  That's the
reason I called Mr. Kensedder last night.  You were already off duty.
I only asked Mr. Kensedder if he could do anything about those little
bars of soap.  The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a
new check-in today, since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my
medicine cabinet along with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the
bath-room shelf.  In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars
of soap.  Why are you doing this to me?

S. Berman


Dear Mr. Berman,

Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your
room and remove the extra soaps.  If I can be of further assistance,
please call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM.  

Thank you,

Elaine Carmen,


Dear Mr. Kensedder,

My bath-size Dial is missing.  Every bar of soap was taken from my room
including my own bath-size Dial.  I came in late last night and had to
call the bellhop to bring me 4 little Cashmere Bouquets.

S. Berman


Dear Mr. Berman,

I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem. 
cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our 
maids  are instructed to leave 3 bars of soap each time they service a 
room. The situation will be rectified immediately.  Please accept my 
apologies for the inconvenience.

Martin L. Kensedder
Assistant Manager


Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Who the hell left 54 little bars of Camay in my room?  I came in last
night and found 54 little bars of soap.  I don't want 54 little bars
of Camay.  I want my one damn bar of bath-size Dial.  Do you realize I
have 54 bars of soap in here.  All I want is my bath size Dial.
Please give me back my bath-size Dial.

S. Berman


Dear Mr. Berman,

You complained of too much soap in your room so I had them removed. 
Then you complained to Mr. Kensedder that all your soap was 
missing so personally returned them.  The 24 Camays which had 
been taken and the Camays you are supposed to receive daily (sic).  
I don't know anything about the 4 Cashmere Bouquets.  Obviously 
your maid, Kathy, did not know I had returned your soaps so she 
also brought 24 Camays plus the 3 daily Camays. I don't know where 
you got the idea this hotel issues  bath-size Dial.  I was able to locate 
some bath-size Ivory which I left in your room.

Elaine Carmen


Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Just a short note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory.
As of today I possess:

- On shelf under medicine cabinet - 18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 and 1
stack of 2.
- On Kleenex dispenser - 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 3.
- On bedroom dresser - 1 stack of 3 Cashmere Bouquet, 1 stack of 4
hotel-size Ivory, and 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4. - Inside medicine
cabinet - 14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2.
- In shower soap dish - 6 Camay, very moist.
- On northeast corner of tub - 1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used. - On
northwest corner of tub - 6 Camays in 2 stacks of 3.

Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are
neatly piled and dusted.  Also, please advise her that stacks of more
than 4 have a tendency to tip.  May I suggest that my bedroom window
sill is not in use and will make an excellent spot for future soap
deliveries. One more item, I have purchased another bar of bath-sized
Dial which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order to avoid further

Thanks for reading!