Saturday, April 30, 2011

13 Things your Burglar won't tell you!

There are some really great tips here: The best are near the end.


1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..
5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let yo ur alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.
7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.
9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)
10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicin e cabinet.
11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.
12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.
13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If yo u're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http://www.faketv/.com/)
1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.
4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.
7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.
8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Sources:Convicted burglars in North Carolina , Oregon , California , and Kentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job. 
Protection for you and your home:
If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one near by at home for home protection.. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
                                  FROM ANOTHER SOURCE:
On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades. It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.
"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she do esn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.
Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.
Please share this with all the people in your life

Friday, April 29, 2011

Am I getting old or is this something new?

I noticed in the last two years when we meet up with some people they have little kids. Boys and girls. 

They are trying to potty train them, so they let me run around with no clothes on and play with them self.   WHAT? 

I thought we were teaching them to wash there hands after they go to the bathroom but we let them sit on the couch and play with it.  I don't get it. 

They let them potty where ever they want. I know one lady was telling us, her little guy will take his thing point it in the fan and go and it blows all over. WHAT?    

Am I missing something or getting old.

I raised two girls and they never ran around naked and went to the bathroom anywhere they want too.  This is our house not  a out house.

The two house we been to smell like out house.  They should the kids potty on the couch they cover them with towels so people can sit, but that doesn't take the smell away.  The kids sit there playing away (they aren't playing with toys its there body parts) and watching tv so gross.  

I know the Wolf Daughters hate going over there. They love the kids but thinks it gross. 

What is wrong with putting clothes on kids.  I don't get it..  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lock your doors!

You've no doubt heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs.  It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs.Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans. And then the thieves struck again……

My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.

Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and Me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted',look again - was it lifted from you? 

 - This is happening to women everywhere every night. 


P. S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my boobs. I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

I thought this was too 'important' not to pass on. Have a wonderful day - with a joy-filled heart. 
Always remember to Laugh!!
Helps the heart AND the wrinkles!!

P.P.S.   Those same thieves just came into my closet and shrank my clothes!

How do they do that???? 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Ok, who invented Menopause should be shot!   LOL  

Wow! some days are bad. Can't wait for this to be done... I hope I don't have it like they said it could last ten years. I hope they are nuts and joking I don't think I could take ten years...

The hot flashes, the feeling of being off all the time, dizzy, light head, mood swings and not having control of your body anymore is nuts. 

Why? Do we have to go through this?  I don't understand. I know once everything shuts down and done, I will be happy and ready to go on and enjoy life once again.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Carrie Underwood w/ Vince Gill How Great thou Art - Standing Ovation!

Paper Plates, glass plates, which one?

Ok we have been having this talk the last few nights at the table.  

Which is easier and cheaper to use?

Well I vote for paper plates being easier to use.  But, not cheaper. 


Then Daddy Wolf made a point..  if you use glass plates you have to buy soap to wash them. The time it takes to watch them and the water.   Yes, that is true... 

But, the question is what is cheaper  Paper or glass plates to use? 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and the bunny was good to you all.  We had a wonderful but different Easter this year.  

Wolf Daughters are getting to big for Easter stuff.  We don't eat the  Easter Eggs never have we use to dye them and give them away by the dozens.  This year we didn't dye them...  

 This year we got up went to the store and got some meat to make our own hamburger meat. Then we came home grind the meat up to burger then we got the grill out and made home made hamburgers.  Boy, they were great.    

While we were at the store they had fresh sweet corn there. So, we bought some and made some for dinner tonight. Wow!  It was great, very sweet.  

So, yes we had a different Easter but it was so hot and humid didn't want to do much. But, it was also a wonderful Easter too.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Paint, Paint, Paint!

Wolf Daughters and I decide its time to bring some cheer to the house and paint some rooms. So, we been busy painting there bedrooms and moving the house around. Wow! Who thought it would be so much work...   Oldest Wolf Daughter went with purple.  Youngest Wolf Daughter went red. 

Now, this Mama Wolf is sore and stiff.  Have pain where I never had it before.  But, a nice long hot shower and good back rub from Daddy Wolf sure makes everything better.   

The rooms are painted and look good.  Let them dry some more then they will be putting all kinds of wonderful neat things on the walls..  

 We have other painting we want to do but decide we would rest a day or two and then tackle that later on... Rest these ole bones of mine.  

Monday, April 18, 2011


Mother Nature you are kidding right.   You really didn't mean for it to be this warm and humid already. Its only April.  These are June temps.  Wow if you are this warm already what will July and August bring us.  I only hope a few rain drops. 

Went to work today and was outside with the kiddos and couldn't believe how dry and cracked the playgrounds and grass is...  

I hope we get some rain soon.  

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday at Wolf Bay High!

Well got up to some cool temps today.  Only in the 60's.  What a great day to mow and do lawn work right.  

Not what the Wolf Daughters had in mind for a Saturday  morning but they were up and going and helping mow, pulling and trimming the yard.  

Now if that little guy would of been here earlier to help us that would of been great.  

Now if mother nature could be nice and give us alittle rain so our grass and plants will stay green that will be great. 

I understand we can't change the weather but it doesn't heard to ask for some rain once in awhile. 

 So, bring on the rain.....

Friday, April 15, 2011

She's is off to College

Today took oldest daughter and got her sign up for college.  She will be doing two classes over the summer.   

I am still in shock wondering where the time went and how come I never got the manual where it said they grow fast....

Went to the college today to talk to  a lady about signing Oldest Wolf Daughter. Had a 8 am appointment today with a advisor.
Got there on time went in the advisor  was very nice to us.  Talking to Oldest Wolf Daughter I kind of sat back in the ground and let them go.  Then the question came where did you go to school?  Oldest Wolf Daughter said I went to Wolf Bay High.     The advisor said oh where is that.   Oldest Wolf Daughter said homeschool.  

Bingo the light went off then it all change.  She then stated to Oldest Wolf Daughter,   yea when homeschoolers come in they are lost and need a little more help.   Oldest Wolf Daughter said I took the Enter exam and pass with flying colors she said yea.  Oh here are a few math problems lets see if you can do them.  I looked at her and said what! We are here to sign up, she already  took the test now its time to take classes.  The advisor  then stated oh I want to see where she stands.  I gave her a funny look and she looked at Oldest Wolf Daughter and said your mom isn't too happy.  I then stated no I am not.  You were signing her up for classes all was going well then when you ask her the school she went to you pinned her against the wall.   Why?   

She look oh I didn't mean it that way.  I am sorry. Yea right you didn't lady. Thats ok... I think its time for you retire and rest awhile.   

Oldest Daughter did the problems and the lady was like wow you do know what you are doing? Ok now can we sign up for classes.  Well ok she said I can't do it here you have to go to this building.

So, off we went.    Oldest Wolf Daughter was hurt the way the lady treated her I told her sometime I think people need to get a real life or something.   

When we got to the building to sign up for classes there was a line. So, we wait. Oldest Wolf Daughter started talking to another girl and she was saying something about the lady we just seen. The girl goes oh I seen her too and man when she found out I was homeschool she drill me.  I laughed and oldest Wolf Daughter said yes she did the same to me.  

Wow!  So sad some people are.  I would get her for racism if I could.  I think its wrong to pick on homeschooler.  Yes, we do get out.  Once in awhile anyway.   Sorry if I am not into drugs or drinking. I am into my school. 

Daddy Wolf talked to a man who is a teacher part time there and told him what happen and he said oh yes that is very common. Sound like she got one of the nice ones. The other ones can be really be mean and talk you out of going.   

Anyway that was our day.  At least we are got sign up for two classes in the summer and fall classes.  Hope all will go well.   

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Graduation at Wolf Bay High!!

Why didn't I get the manual that said they would grow fast?
Eighteen years went so fast. Seems like yesterday she was born and only 4lbs.
Now we have this beautiful young lady, all grown up and ready for college.  Time sure did go fast we had alot of wonderful times together and wonderful memories were made.  Sure enjoyed homeschool her wouldn't have done it any other way.  She was a great student and easy to teach.  Like a sponge, never seem to get enough information.  She will always have a key to our heart and have a special place in our heart. Someday she will make a great mother and fine wife.  Good luck Little girl in the big world out there. Remember we are always here and our doors our always open when things get hard or just don't understand.   Love you bunch.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I found something you can grow in South Texas!

Many of you know I am not from the South, so when we moved here from the North, not only was it hard getting use to the heat but it was hard finding dirt to grow something.   

There's alot of sand down here.   Wow I wonder what can you grow in sand.

Well my yard has been full of these little pokey things.  They are called Sand burs.  Hurt when you get them in the bottom of your feet. When your puppy goes out potty and gets them in there feet they cry. 

So, Oldest Daughter Wolf and I debur the front lawn and started the back lawn.  Alot of work, you have to pull all them out by hand and the roots so they don't come back.  

First we had to water the grass good, to hard to pull as ground hard.  We need rain.

Wow! now the yard looks good. If only the sand burs would stay away.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Do you ever have one of those days!

Did you ever have one of those days, where you go two steps ahead and eighty steps back.

Well that's the way my day has been. Nothing seems to get done. When I am almost done with something need to run and do this and that or something breaks and takes you forever to get back to what you were doing.

These are the kind of days I just should go back to bed and read and count my blessing and try all over again tomorrow.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


You got to love coupons!  They are great. 

I am not as bad as some people but I do put in a few hours a week coupon hunting to save money on our food bill.  When going to the store I always cry when I see the price of food so if I can help our family and save some money by doing coupon clipping I will try my best to help. 

Our local store HEB always has a meal of deal. Yes, some weeks its great others we don't get it, but when you usually buy the meat you get salad, potatoes, bread usually free. Every week its something different. 

Then I go online and do alot of researching for coupons.   There are many sites out there that have tons of coupons you can print off. 

One site you print off coupons and then they give you points on top of it, that you can turn in for rewards, like amazon gift cards, or out to dinner food cards.

Check this site up and sign up under me and win big:  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Always make Mommy Time!

I started out homeschooling and went with a bang.    I thought I was was wonder women or something.

I also thought my kids had to do everything and learn everything.   Well that is true there is alot to learn but you have to limit what the child wants to learn, some kids might like this or that, another might now.  So, always be ready to throw in the towel and go on if it doesn't work. 

But, the most important thing I learn from others that I chat with on another forum is to make sure you make mommy time everyday.  

Mommy Time is where you do something mommy wants to do and nothing else for about thirty minutes to a hour with no one bugging you.  Turn off your phone and relax.   Take a walk, take a bath, read book, take a nap something you been wanting to do.   

Have the children  read or go to there room and rest and set a timer and when the timer goes off then you can all get up moving again.  What a big different it makes..   

Yes, I will admit I was really bad about not doing that, I thought I had to keep going but it is nice to take a little time to yourself and smell the roses.  

Since I started the Mommy Time a few years ago both of the Wolf Daughters have turn to really reading.  I told them it was there time to do something in there rooms or read and they chose to read. 
Our little library is really grewing with alot of wonderful new books we love to read. 

So, for all new ones out there starting to homeschool take time for your self every day even if its only thirty minutes you wouldn't get burnt out so fast.  It helps alot.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How does a Homeschooler Change a Lightbulb?

First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library.
Then the kids make models of the light bulbs, read a 
biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life. 

Then everyone studies the history of lighting methods, 
wrapping up with dripping their own candles. 

Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare 
types of light bulbs as well as prices and figure out how 
much change they'll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99  and
pay with a five dollar bill.

On the way home a discussion develops over the history of 

money and also Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the 
five dollar bill.

Finally, after building a homemade ladder, out of branches 
dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Joys of Homeschooling!

The other day the oldest Wolf Daughter and I went shopping at Wal Mart. As we were checking out the check out lady said oh no school today to my Daughter.  I said oh she is done she graduated last week.  She stated oh really from where. I told her I home school her. 

Check out lady:  Really how long did you do that?
Me:  Since she was in second grade all the way through 

Check out lady:  you mean she was home 24 hours 7 days a week.
Me:  With a funny look on my face, reply yes
Check out Lady:  How did you do it? 
Me: Another funny look, what do you mean how with books and all. 
Check out lady:  No I mean how could you be with them 24 hours/7 days a week I would of killed my children by now.
Me:  Wow!  thats a strong statement.  Oh no its fun I loved it and going to miss her so  much. We learn so much together and did so many fun things together it was fun. Yes, I will be honest there were days it wasn't a bowl full of cherries but there were more fun days then none fun days. What job doesn't have bad days?
Check out lady:  What about her being out with others. 
Me: (how did I know that S word would come up)  Oh she has a more active live then me. Busy, busy, busy, they do tons of things meet tons of people of all ages and do well. 
Check out lady:  Well Congrats. to you all.

Well I left the store with mix feelings.  First was she told me several times in our talk she couldn't be with her children that long, second she counts days down till schools starts and she gets a break. 
I understand homeschooling is not for everyone so I don't preach it to anyone unless they ask about it.

But, what I don't understand is when parents talk about how they can't stand being with there children. 
Ok I might be different, my girls are my life and I enjoyed the time with them and all the special memories we made together that will be with us for along time to come. 

I don't understand why everyone thinks because you homeschool a child they are locked in there rooms, closets and never come out.  

Those people need to follow our footprints one time and see how much we do, see and talk to others. 

Don't look at homeschool people like we are weird, we aren't we are just like you, just choice to do our schooling differently then you all.  We don't look down at you because you go to Public School. 


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring house cleaning!

That time of the year again to start cleaning things out and rearrange things to make it look like you live in a new place, but you really you live in the same old place with the same old stuff you just gave some things away and rearrange the rest. 

We got in our school room and went to town.  Gave tons of books to other homeschools family or goodwill and let them go through it as the Wolf Daughters have grown and not longer need the stuff. 

Had the youngest Wolf Daughter going she wanted to give away a few young books and stuff animals I said no don't, save them for the Wolf Grandchildren she said Mother and rolled her eyes...

Other then that the Wolf house looks like Hurricane Wolf came through and mess everything up. But, like I told the Wolf Daughters in order to clean something and get everything back into shape you have to make a mess.  Hmmm I wonder why that is?  LOL 

Still have tons of things to do yet, but done for one day off to watch a movie and rest with the Wolf Family and relax and calm down.  

Friday, April 1, 2011


I was ask a really good question yesterday from a lady I work with.  

She wanted to know what I thought of the Abeka books and program as she is looking for something for her daughter next year. 

Well I did have the honor to use them a couple years for my girls and I will be truthful.  I love them. They were very easy to follow and use.  They gave enough directions to help the student understand what they were going to do for the day and they gave enough problems for the student to work out  after they were done telling the student what they were going to do for the day and how to do it. 

I love the program it worked well for us.  

But, like I told her and I will tell others as long as I can. What works for one family may or may not work for another.  That is why there are tons of books out there for us to try.  

I know we went through tons of books trying to find the ones that work for us. Sometimes we would say wow we love this book its going to work well. Get a month into it and it didn't.. 

So, be flexible, be willing to change if you need to, don't  feel you have to stick to one thing because you got it. Could make for along year if you do and no one is liking it. 

Also, one more thing,  one thing I did so we could try many different things was try to buy use as much as possible or if you know someone who has a book you could use to try, that works out great.  That way you aren't out alot of money.

Just remember we all are different and some things work for one child, but may not work for yours. 
Doesn't mean its bad just means we are all human and we are all different and some learn differently then others.