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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 15 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 259 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was February 22nd with 220 views. The most popular post that day was Spaghetti for 100.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were frugalhacks.com, en.wordpress.com, search.aol.com, jamiegates.wordpress.com, and cookeatshare.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for church dinner recipes, diaper cake, spaghetti for 100, spaghetti for 100 people, and how to make a diaper cake.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Spaghetti for 100 September 2008


Diaper Cake April 2008
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Pork Chops and Potatoes June 2007


Taco Casserole for 40 – 50 people February 2009


Let me introduce myself April 2007


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James  5:11  We consider blessed those who have perservered. You have heard of Job’s perserverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

Anyone who has been raised in Kentucky has a reverence for today.  The most exciting two minutes in sports, etc. are some of the common comments for today.  I have lived in Ky. most of my adult life.  I have been to the Derby ONCE, even though I live only about an  hours drive. 

The Derby that I attended was Wonderful.  Through my work my husband and I scored Corporate tickets.  That meant we were in a Corporate Box with catered food and drinks for the entire day and we were under shelter from the rain.  (Not this year).  This is the way to go to the Derby.  We did not win big, but really enjoyed the day.

This year we worked in the yard cleaning up flower beds, etc.  After a wonderful warm shower we watched the race on TV.  What an amazing story.  A relatively unknown horse won.  Maybe that is the story of the recovery of this nation.  Relatively unknown businesses and persons can spur this economy to recover.

The Long Shot came in today.  American that should be us.  Let’s all prove to the world that we can overcome.  We can budget.  We can purchase wisely.  We can reinvent ourselves to be more:  economical, wiser, recycle, frugal, entraprenurial, etc.  This is OUR country, not the governments.  Let’s make sure we remember that when we elect officials.  We should hold our elected officials responsible for the bills that they pass and the PORK that they put into the bills they are passing.

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1 John 4:7  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 

I am developing a new cookbook of easy to prepare, economical recipes.  I know many of you have some great recipes that have gotten you through hard times.  This contest will run until the end of December 2008.  By submitting your recipe you are agreeing to allow me to use this recipe in future cookbooks, posts, or other uses.  You will be credited with submitting the recipe, so be sure to tell me how you want to be mentioned:  by your blog, e-mail, name, etc. 

What do you get??????  A cookbook to the recipe I feel is the best suited to enter the book.  Others may be chosen to be published, but there is only one winner.  The cookbook is my original cookbook.  I wrote this several years ago.  The children kept calling back asking for this and that recipe.  I self-published and have sold many copies:  local bookstores, friends/family, E-bay, etc.  These are basic recipes that definately have a Southern influence.  Many people have told me this is the only cookbook that they use now.  There are a 160 recipes in this cookbook.  It is SOLD out, so don’t ask for a copy, EXCEPT to the winner.  Yes, I am in the process of writing a sequel with new and improved recipes plus many of the old tried and true recipes.

The rules are:  1. Recipe that has economical ingredients, 2.  Easy to prepare (crockpot, prepare ahead, quick in the kitchen), 3.  Easy to find ingredients, 4.  Spices, etc. that would be commonly found in most kitchens, 5. All categories:  Appetizers, Vegetables, Breads, Sides, Main Dishes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Pasta, Salads, Soups, Desserts, Kids Recipes, Dishes for One/Two, Prepare ahead and Freeze, Vegetarian and Others, 6.  Extra points for Money Saving ideas with the recipe.

You must submit the recipe via a comment on this post.  Make sure that your post will allow me to contact you if you win.



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Psalm  36:  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 

This is a good idea.  If you are in an accident and cannot communicate, how will people know who to call.   I.C.E. is a good idea.  This stands for Emergency Contact Information.    Go to this website and request stickers to put on your mobile phone:   www.icesticker.com

You then need to list a phoe number on your mobile phone under ICE.  This can be more than one number:   Ice 1,  Ice-Dad,  Ice- Mom,  Ice- Wife, etc.  

You place the ICE sticker on the back of your cell/mobile phone

 This could save lives, pass onto all that you know

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New Coach

Billy Gillespier is coming to Kentucky.  I don’t think he knows what he is in for.  UK fans bleed blue.  The UK nation expects nothing but perfection.  Unfortunately the caliber of college basketball in today’s world will probably NOT be dominated by one college.  There are too many quality programs and the probability of top recruits going to the NBA before graduation always pose a problem in building a dominate power.  If Billy G. can give the fans good recruits, uptempo games and a Final Four appearance every few years he will succeed.  Only two coaches have ever retired from UK:  Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall.  All others have left: for other schools or the Pros  (Pitino probably regrets leaving).  Welcome Billy G. and I hope your years here are successful.  This is a program that will either make you or break you.

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