The Department of Transportation has asked American bloggers to spotlight the critical importance of staying sober behind the wheel this Independence Day. As a new blogger I take such pledge very seriously, having lost my uncle to a head on collision with a drunken driver as well as having two high school friends killed when the warning they did not heed.
Together We Can Spread the Message
Stay Sober Stay Alive
July 4, 2010
1. Simply pledge your driving sobriety this Independence Day by noting your blog URL and blog name.
2. At the bottom of this “Blog Hop” you will see text in which you can grab the code for this McLinky. Simply click the link and copy and paste the code into your very own blog post’s HTML section. Then click “compose” and copy and paste this pledge, adding your own message to the top as I did above. Copy the pledge from “together we can stay alive” above.
3. Follow the host Hollywood Chic [-first on the linky-] of this Independence Day Pledge for more information on the Department of Transportation, Buzz Driving, and Stats.
Also an optional badge was created to spread greater awareness and linked to this pledge, please wear it proudly until July 5, 2010 when this pledge will close. (found on Hollywood Chic)
From Good reads: When Psychology Professor Pamela Barnes discovers her department's star researcher strangled to death in the computer lab, she's determined to find out who did it. Will an accidental recording of the murder allow Pamela to use her expertise in acoustics to identify the killer? A unique cozy mystery--set in the world of academia and high-stakes research--full of excitement, humor, and romance.
My Take: What a great mystery. This book kept me guessing all the way to the end. I really liked the mian character Pamela Barnes. She was likable character and I really iked the relationship she had with her husband and daughter. In this day and age when it seems as if there are problems in all the relationships in books it was refreshing to find a husband and sife who had a good marrigage and actually liked eadh other. Yes they had their disagreements but there where legimate reasons. I liked the setting of the book on a college campus and the means by which Pamela goes about finding the killer is unique. Pamel's relationship with her co-workers was good but I didn't relly seem to connect with any of them. I would give this book a four out of five it was very enjoyable and will keep you wondering who dun it.
For more information you can find out how to celebrate this special month here.
We here in PA have Turkey Hill Tea which my family really enjoys. My daughter likes it so much that the last time she went to Indian to visit my parents she brought some with her for alas they don't have it in Indiana.
I have recently tried Cherry Pomegranate Black Tea and have decided that I think it is my new favorite.
The Homeschool Mom has a list of Summer Movie Programs here
Ice Cream In a Baggie
(recipe reprinted from Kaboose)
Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for kids and adults alike.
What you'll need:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons rock salt
1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
How to make it:
Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that--a large amount might be too big for kids to pick up because the ice itself is heavy.
I am finding it very difficult doing what the name of my blog says Always Look Up. Last night I was accused of some things by the other lady who works my shift with me that were just an out and out lie. She was told by someone else that works at my job these things and instead of coming to me quietly decided to confront me in front of my boss and in the process humiliating me and then there were also two other staff there as well. I told her that I didn't do what I was accused of and after working with me all this time she should know that. She also accused me of spying on her at night which I know I didn't do. She did eventually apologize and I accepted her apology but the dynamic at work is forever changed. Whereas I use to enjoy going to work and sharing with her both my trials but also hers (she is going through a divorce. has had a form of cancer and just got back a troubling Mammogram.) I will not have that any more. I refuse to hide as I did nothing wrong but I have decided that my interaction with all of my fellow staffers at work will be strictly on the job level. Sorry if this a bummer of a post but I started this blog to write what was on my mind both good and bad.