Saturday, July 31, 2010

December 21, 2012

It's been talked about everywhere. The shows on The Discovery Channel, History Channel, Dateline, 20/20, the newspapers, magazines, the movies and so on. The world is waiting to see what December 21, 2012 will bring.

Ask 100 people and you are most likely to get a 100 different answers. You will hear things from it will be just another day to it will be the end of the world.

I've heard we will be hit by an asteroid, meteor or comet. With the Mayans study of the solar system could this be what they saw will happen and why they ended their calendar?

Perhaps it will bring about a solar storm that will leave us with blackouts and wreck the satellites.

Of course this doesn't sound all that bad but think about what life on Earth would be like if we were suddenly thrown into a World with no electric power, no computers, no phones, pumps for gas and so on.

Sounds scary doesn't it?

For years the threat of our Poles shifting have been discussed. Some believe this is what caused the end of dinosaurs and ice age.

Flu researchers say a deadly pandemic is not a case of if but when. Could we be look at the next major flu pandemic? In 1918 the flu killed over 50 million people.

With the ease of travel all over the world what would that number end up being in today's times?

Could we have a Nuclear War, WWIII or a Biological War? With the news reporting threats from Iran and North Korea as well as what is going on in the middle East, perhaps this is a very real possibility.

There are reports that our government is stockpiling food, weapons, seeds, books, medicine and even body bags, as well as other supplies. They are storing these items under ground. Why? Do they know something we don't?

We have all noticed Natural disasters accelerating all over the world. Is this is a sign that the Mayan Calendar that ends on December 21, 2012 and Nostradamus prediction that the World as we know will end is true?

Some religious leaders feel it will be the date of the Rapture, Judgement Day or the Apocalypse.

Then again, there are many who believe December will be just another day. That just as Y2K was made out to be a big scare, it passed by with not so much as a whimper.

So tell me, what do you think December 21, 2012 will bring? Will it be something more then only 4 shopping days until Christmas?

I know this is isn't a normal topic you would normally find on my blog but after watching several shows on this subject I thought I would check and see what the thoughts out in BlogLand are.


Friday, July 30, 2010


This post is going to show you my favorite part of the Orange County Fair this year.

They had an Ice Museum for the first time this year. You were given a heavy coat to wear because this museum is cold. It's very cold. It's only 20 degrees inside.

Come on in and see what beautiful pieces of art can be made from ice.

So what did you think? Pretty amazing huh?

These photos sure are not as pretty as what everything looked like inside. Even the walls were made of ice.

It felt like a Winter Wonderland inside.

Now, we are off to my top favorite spot of the whole fair. Come on, don't lag behind.

The place I loved most was over at the pig pens. I thought this little pig family looked so sweet. Everyone was super tired from entertaining everyone all day.

It's hard to be looked at all day.

Aren't these little ones the cutest things! I wanted to take them home with me.

Doesn't mama look like she has a smile? I think she is really happy to be a mommy.

Now this mama pig just seemed down right pooped. Her little ones were running all over. She couldn't get a moments peace.

They were really fast too. Running all over and playing with each other. They were so sweet.

Mama kept trying to move but they would run over and bug her and not leave her alone.

Oh, maybe they were just hungry. But, it wasn't feeding time and there was no way they were going to get mama to turn over and feed them.

This was the black sheep in the family.

Several little chicks were on display. Some you could even pet. But there were workers around making sure no one held them or little ones pet to hard.

Yes, I wanted to take one of these home too.

Look at the horns on this pretty lady. She is part of the cow family. Her little baby was so well behaved and just waiting for her mommy to wake up.

This beauty kept batting her eyes with those long lashes. She knew she was being photographed and loved every minute of it.

I fell in love with this guy. He was hiding in the barn away from everyone. I wonder if he felt out of place next to the long lashed lovely above.

I thought he was darling with his unbrushed hair, weeping eyes and under bite.

I guess it's true when they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder because I really found him beautiful.

Well there you have it. You have now been through the whole fair. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


Thursday, July 29, 2010


Fried Twinkies, fried White Castles, fried Zucchini, fried Frog Legs, Fried Oreos and everything else that is fried can now be found in one location here in Orange County CA.

That's right! It's time for the Orange County Fair. For the next few weeks, adults and kids of all ages will find there way over to the Fair grounds searching for the newest rides, food and fun.

I went yesterday. It was such a beautiful day out. Normally it's so hot during the time the Fair is in town. This year it is like heaven. We have perfect weather. Sun shining but not hot. In the mid 70's.

There are days you can get into the Fair for free. Like yesterday, when I went, if you brought a new children's book you not only got into the Fair for free but, you got a free ride and two tickets to today's concert at the Fair and two tickets into the fair today.

This is the newest ride at the Fair this year. It was full the whole time we were there. People love to ride overhead and look down on the whole fair.

I would have liked to have gone on here but as soon as we walked in we gave our free ride tickets to some kids. We thought they would enjoy the rides more then we would.

Everywhere we looked the rides were full and lines were formed waiting for turns to ride.

I used to love getting spun around as a kid, not so much any more. Sure hope these people rode the rides before they ate.

I love all the colors at the Fair. Like this big slide. What color lane would you ride in?

The Fair is also fun to go walk around and see all the crafts and ribbon winners. Here is this years Blue Ribbon Cake.

This photo does not do this piece justice. It was so detailed and pretty. Do you know what it is made from? Bread!

Another piece made from bread. How do they do it? I've never seen anything like it.

I thought this piece was made from butter but, it's all white chocolate.

I would love to learn carve pretty flowers and things from melons. I wonder where I could find a class to teach me.

All the jams and jellies made me wish I had entered my strawberry jam that a made a few weeks ago. Maybe next year.

All this looking at food made us hungry so went to search out places for something to eat.

There were so many places to eat that it made it hard to decide what we really wanted.

I was thrilled to find this lady here again. I love love love her Key Lime cupcakes. I was going to buy one and take home to enjoy later while watching TV.

However, I was to full when we left that I didn't go back. Good thing. I don't need it.

I was tempted to try the Fried Klondike bar but I settled on just looking at them and not eating them. Have you ever had any of these Fair fried foods? If so, are they really good?

There is nothing as refreshing as a nice big cold glass of fresh squeezed Lemon Aid on a hot day.

I got some of the yummy grilled corn. Even though it cost $4.50 an ear, it was worth every penny. I just love the corn at the Fair.

I didn't spot the grilled veggies until after I was full but I would have loved one of these.

They also had some of the best looking fruit I've seen. A great alternative if you don't want all the fried food. Plus it was only $1.00 each. Best price a the Fair.

After all the walking around this may be the best spot for anyone to relax. Free foot massage. Get refreshed and you will be ready to continue on for hours of more fun.

Tomorrow I'll show you my favorite spots at the Fair.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I went to the Orange County Fair today and one of my favorite things there were the tablescapes.

Since it's time for Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch, I thought it would be fun to share them with you.

Some were from the adult entries and some were from the youth entries. Can you tell which is which?
A lovely winter tablescape. Done is silver and whites. This tablescape made me long for the Holidays to hurry up and get here.

I thought this would make a darling tablescape for a group of women who crochet or knit together. Look at the centerpiece. It has balls of yarn mixed in. Very cute.

A polka dot theme puts you in a cheerful mood when you look at this tablescape.

A perfect summer tablescape is one that has a beach theme.

A cute little tablescape that appears to be a big draw for the ants on this tablescape.

This brightly colored tablescapes makes me long for a trip to Hawaii.

Another crisp and cool looking sea side tablescape.

I would love to know where they found the chargers for this tablescape!

A fun outdoor garden feel lends itself to this tablescape.
A tablescape that looks pretty in pink.

If you would like a better look at any of these tablescapes, just click on the photo and it will enlarge for you.

I hope you enjoyed these tablescapes as well as all the ones over at Between Naps on the Porch.