Friday, December 31, 2010
I'll be home tonight. I don't go out for fear of those who drive DUI. I'll probably watch a little TV and go to bed around 10:00. Yeah, I know, pitiful. At the moment I have nothing to celebrate and the same old, same old to look forward to in the future. A granddaughter will be arriving in late January and yes, I do look forward to that. I also look forward to the trip I'll be taking in February (it can't come too soon). Other than that, well.......
Y'all have a safe New Year's eve and remember: Everything is connected.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
My grandson's birthday is this coming Monday. My daughter is taking him to MickyD's so he can play with his friends. Sorry, sweetie, you'll have to go without me. It seems the older I get the less I like small children, especially in groups. I have a friend who has expressed the same sentiment so at least I'm not alone. I'll take his gifts down on Saturday when I pick up daughter to go to the shower.
Y'all have a momentous day and.....something to ponder......how do they get the Tootsie Roll into the lollipop?
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doing mundane stuff today. Getting the van serviced this morning. Mayhap cleaning house this afternoon. Such excitement.
Y'all have a ____________ (insert your own adjective here) day and remember: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did only backwards and in HIGH HEELS.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Y'all have a pleasant day and remember: He who hesitates may not necessarily be lost, just trying to choose the right path.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I'm off to my son's today. He and family will be heading across the pond tomorrow to spend three weeks in jolly old England. They shouldn't have any trouble getting out since the snow didn't extend that far south of here. 'Course that could change, weather being capricious and all.
Hopefully everyone had a good day and able to celebrate with family and/or friends.
Have a quiet, restful day y'all and be glad that the sun is returning and days will be longer.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Yule day we had a wonderful fire to welcome back the sun. It was a bit damp outside but that was good as it meant none of the leaves or grass surrounding the fire would catch. It would have been cool to be able to burn at night (which is the proper time)however night fires are prohibited here. By the way, I'm very proud I was able to put these two pictures in this blog after having been given a lesson by daughter.
Watching everyone open their gifts was a pleasure. It really is better to give than receive. My grandson was very happy. And he gets to celebrate Christmas with his Dad. Wow. Two holidays! I love having the family here and hopefully they will be able to be here full time within the next few years. Now it's off to bake some brownies for a birthday celebration tomorrow.
Have a lovely day and blessed be.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We actually had some business at the co-op yesterday. Yippeee! I'll not be going in after today until Friday. This morning is going to be dedicated to getting some cleaning done since family is coming up tomorrow. It'll be busy around here for the next few days so I may not get to the computer until after Solstice. I'll let you know how it went. I'm looking forward to the company and the bonfire. If it isn't raining or cloudy I might even get up to watch the full moon eclipse.
Y'all have a wonderful next few days and remember: Live so your memories will be part of your happiness.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
It's a snow sky out there but it may be too warm for snow. Doesn't matter....it's just a gray day.
Y'all have a brighter day and remember: masquerading day after day as a normal person is exhausting.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Looks like all the preparations for Solstice are accomplished on this end. All that's needed now is the burn permit and that can be had the day before. I don't think the rain will dampen the rather large wood pile to the point of it not burning.
Nothing more to say today. Y'all have a good day and remember: We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Daughter came up yesterday with her packages and we went to UPS after which I treated her to lunch. It was nice being together. I love my grandson to death but it's nice sometime to not have to give attention to a young 'un while trying to have adult conversations.
It's cold again this morning. Wonder when this cold front is going to leave. Looks like rain today. Just hope it isn't freezing rain which plays havoc on the roads, especially since most people here don't know how to drive in the stuff. I'd prefer snow. Actually I'd prefer sunshine and warmth but.....
Guess I'd better get a move on if I want too get anything accomplished. Y'all have a scrumptious day and remember: if you aren't the lead reindeer the view is always the same.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Drove to a surprise birthday party last night...in the snowstorm, on icy roads. No big deal really. I've driven in that stuff before. Of course there were a lot of expletives let loose at the other drivers who DON'T know how to drive in the stuff. The roads had been sanded by the time I drove back home so it wasn't bad at all. All I can say is: if you don't know how to drive in the stuff and don't have to go anywhere....don't. Stay home.
Co-op's closed today so I might get some things done. Wrapped gifts yesterday and have everything ready to ship....almost. A few things to finish and I should get everything out tomorrow. Gonna make more meringues and maybe, just maybe get some ornaments on the tree. Oh, wait....I have that quilt to finish. Sigh.
It's the start of a hectic week.
Y'all have a creative day and remember: Artists make poor slaves.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Y'all have a productive day and ....remember: going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Must pay bills this morning (yuck) then it's off to the co-op this afternoon. Am going to try to get gifts wrapped before I go. Have to get packages off to those who live out of state.
Guess I'd better get a move on. Y'all have a lovely day and ponder this: Hospitality - making your guests feel like they're at home even if you wish they were.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Also went to buy a Christmas tree. Grandson picked out a good one but was more interested in feeding the rabbits and goats.
I came home so I could get ready for a party tonight. I'd really like to take a nap but no such luck. Must shower and all that stuff as well as re-stock the meringue container to take with.
Tomorrow morning is pay bill time (groan) before heading off to the co-op.
Y'all have a great weekend and remember: A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Have beaucoup to do so I'm off (what else is new?) and running (?). Have a glamorous day and remember: you don't need a parachute to skydive; you only need one to skydive twice.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I've started on the peppermint meringues and will try to get a batch done today even though there are other things to do, like doctor appointment, errands etc..
Bought the tree yesterday and it's in the house waiting to be decorated. Maybe I can try to get started on that tonight. Time seems to be flying by and I feel like I'm going backwards. So much to do and so little time.
Y'all have a quiet day and remember: We never really grow up; we just learn how to act in public.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Onward and upward as the saying goes (wonder where that come from?). Y'all have a comfortable day and ponder this: why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Well, that's your "history" lesson for the day. Y'all have a good one and remember: The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
At any rate I really don't have anything else to say except I'd better get my butt in gear and make a batch of meringues before I head to the co-op.
Y'all have a great day and remember: Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Hermit Jim at Coffee with the Hermit wrote about quilts. I have one in the making that I must finish so I can send it out to my niece. I have a number of unfinished projects that need to be done also. Maybe during the winter I can get some of them done. I need to get my basement more organized and finishing them will help.
Time to get a move on...y'all stay warm and dry and remember: You're never too old to learn something stupid.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The friend I allow to hunt in my woods (he uses only a bow) got a deer yesterday. Hope I get some venison for the freezer. It was a young buck. He didn't see the little nubbins that would have been antlers. When I went out to see it I said a silent thank you to it for providing food. I think anyone who hunts just for the antlers should have their gun taken away. Hopefully he will get a doe as they are too many in this area and they need to be culled.
I'm off (always) and not running to slowly get ready for the day. Speaking of which you have a happy one and remember: Keep your butt in the car...the world is not your ashtray.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Going to get some things done today hopefully. Was going to go to JoAnn's with daughter to get some card supplies but have to cancel that since I'm so broke I can't pay attention right now. It'll have to wait another week. Sorry, sweetie.
Received an email saying that Obama wants to include and honor Hanoi Jane in some award ceremony for America's top 100 women. What!!!!???? That b**** is a traitor and, as far as I'm concerned, shouldn't be allowed to live in this country. Younger people may not know what she did but I remember. She came to a neighboring town to give a talk and, although I was invited, I refused to go. I knew that if she came close to me I'd probably spit on her. She thinks those of us who live in the south all go barefoot and live in shacks.
(Deep calming breath) I'll calm down now.
Y'all have a gracious day and remember: In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.....great law of the Iroquois confederacy.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I'm trying to get ready for the hols but it feels like I'm never going to get there. I must, MUST start making the meringues tomorrow. And bring up the decorations from the basement. And start decorating the house. And cleaning. And planning meals. Arrrrrgh!!
At least I don't have to go shopping.
Y'all have a quiet day and remember: Time flies when you are completely bewildered.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I believe I did the wise thing yesterday. I did....not.....go.....shopping. I dislike crowds anyway. I certainly don't like all the pushing and shoving, foul language, grabbing, etc. that seems to go on. What on earth gets into people? A friend of mine told me her daughter went out at 9:00 Thursday night and didn't get home until 9:00 Friday morning and couldn't even remember what she had bought!
Guess it's time to start thinking about decorating for Winter Solstice. We celebrate it at my house then my grandson spends Christmas with his dad. I'll look for a tree some time this week I reckon. Don't want a huge one. Don't have room for one.
Need to get a move on. When do you start decorating for your holiday?
Y'all have a sunny day and remember: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'll be enjoying the day with my daughter, her Someone and his mom, and my grandson. Daughter is doing most of the cooking. I'm making a cranberry sauce and will provide the traditional (for us) Mrs. Smith's deep dish apple crumb pie.
May all of you be blessed this Thanksgiving with family, friends and good food.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If I ever have to fly anywhere I'll go ahead and go through the scanner (I don't know if our airport has such). It won't be a pretty sight and they'll regret my choice. As for getting a patdown, hmmmmmph.
An acquaintance came up with a brilliant idea for security at the airport. Build a whole line of bomb proof little rooms specially equipped with special sensors. Everyone has to go into a room for 30 seconds. If a person is wearing an explosive the sensor will set it off and....voila! No more bomber...just a big mess to clean up.
I think, therefore I'm dangerous. Have a thoughtful day.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Some of the tree rats are getting cheeky. One of them actually started to climb up to the porch while I was trying to shoot it with my BB pistol! Unfortunately (fortunately for it) I didn't hit it and ran out of BB's before it got to the rail, so I had to come back in and reload. It just sat on the rail laughing at me, only skedaddling when I came back out. I did manage to hit one as it was running away from the steps. Saw it jump up in the air and continue running. I'd use a regular hand gun if I thought I could hit the little buggers, but am afraid of putting a hole where one shouldn't be in the house. The BB's do discourage them for a while anyway.
Have a good Sunday and give thought to this: Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I know I'll get over it. I always do....somehow. But right now I've been down so long it looks like up to me.
Y'all have a day.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I finished a knitting project that was going to be for me. It's too small. Guess I was dreaming about what size I needed it to be. Sigh. Wish my middle would quit getting bigger around. Not being a quitter, I have begun the same project pattern with the same color yarn, only much bigger this time. Hopefully this one fits.
Y'all have a great weekend and remember: Get involved. The world is run by those who show up.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Y'all have a great hump day and ponder this: DILLIGARA?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Need to get a bunch done today since tomorrow is sewing day. I have three donation quilts to finish. (Our guild gives quilts to various organizations for babies and children). I've had them sitting in a pile for some time and decided it was time to get them done and out of my basement. Plus I have other projects to work on. Sigh....so much to do and so little time.
Y'all have a curious day.
Friday, November 12, 2010
After that it's off to the gallery. We're starting the arts tour today and I'm one of the ones demonstrating......all weekend. Two days at the gallery and one day at the co-op. Yikes! Hmmmm, maybe I'll actually get something done. I'm hoping it's a success for all involved. It's a cool idea, really. A self-guided tour through 4 counties that includes galleries, studios, shops, vineyards, etc. And, of course, it's never to early to shop for whatever winter holiday you celebrate (is that politically correct, or what!?).
Have things to organize before I leave so I'll say ta for now. Don't know if I'll be posting anything for the next couple of days as I have to get up at an indecent hour.
Remember: Don't postpone joy.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
While I wish there was no need for our troops to be fighting I understand that it is necessary in some circumstances. There are times, however, when I express the thought that those in whose country we happen to be should just kill each other off and that would be that. It isn't that simple. And world peace isn't going to happen.....ever.
So, to all who serve(d), thank you for the sacrifices you have made so that I may have the freedoms I do. I wish you all bright blessings and, if you are now away from home, a safe return.
Y'all have a mindful day.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Have work to do and no patience with the computer today. All I can say is: remember to think for yourself.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Y'all have a pleasant whatever and remember: The less you know, the more you believe.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It's cold again this morning. Below freezing. Frost everywhere. The heat pump is being valiant in its efforts and my electric bill is going up, up, up. I don't have the heat on in my room, just the basement and first floor and heaters (2) on the back porch to keep the plants from freezing. No, I can't bring them into the house, they're too big. The reason I don't have the heat on in my room is that it's right under the roof and heats up quite nicely on sunny days. That heat lasts into the night. Besides which I like to sleep in the cool.
Well, since my brain tells me it's an hour later than the clock says I guess I need to get going and get something done. Laundry perhaps. Some house cleaning, perhaps. Just....get....going.
Have a peaceful Sunday......remember: Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn (Benjamin Franklin).
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I kinda feel sorry for the folks that are taking part in the Arts and Crafts Festival today. It's going to be a bit nippy. But at least the sun is out so it may warm up to about 50. Glad I decided not to take part in it. Besides, I hate having to collect sales tax. That's why I'm at the gallery and the co-op. They get to do that for me.
I don't know why the tree rats, I mean squirrels, think they should sharpen their teeth on my porch railing. They should find a nice tree or something. Doesn't my shooting at them give them a clue that I disapprove?
Well, onward and upward (Wonder where that saying came from. Hey, Hermit Jim, you're good at finding this kinda stuff out. How about it?).
Stay warm and answer me this: What would Scooby do?
Friday, November 5, 2010
I have a whole weekend ahead of me and I can do what I want to do. No social obligations, etc. I may even sleep late tomorrow.
Y'all have a great and relaxing weekend and remember: Knowledge is power, but only when used properly.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Didn't post earlier 'cause I went to get my hair cut. I stayed abed later than perhaps I should but it was comfy and warm and I really didn't want to get up. Have to get up tomorrow for another appointment. (So why do I make appointments for the morning?) Hmmmm, will have to give that some thought. And isn't rise and shine an oxymoron?
The weather is being weird. Today is a bit nippy and damp. Yesterday was sunny and dry. Wish it would make up it's mind! My sinuses are so confused they don't know what to do.....stay clear or give me a headache.
Enough drivel. Must get something done, even if it's a nap. Y'all have a comfortable afternoon and remember: Aim for average, you're seldom disappointed.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Must hurry.....busy day today. Y'all have a calm Monday and remember: VOTE tomorrow!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Y'all have a safe Hallowe'en.
Friday, October 29, 2010
This is the second day where I have heard a squirrel on the porch. For whatever reason they seem to want to gnaw on the railing wood. Sharpening their teeth? My handy dandy BB pistol is strategically located next to the front door so I don't have to search for it. Locked and loaded! I would like to keep my porch in one piece, thank you.
It appears that the situation at Casa de Crazy is better. I'm still ready to strangle whoever sent the email to my ex son-in-law. Malicious bitch/bastard. Coward. And he's not man enough to tell who sent it. Anonymous my Aunt Fanny.
Okay, time to get a move on. The pond awaits, I have grocery shopping to do, etc. etc.
Have a nice Friday and remember: Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
What influence do you have on others in your life?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
One good thing about all this rain we've had is that I've gotten a bunch of sewing done and have done some cleaning in the basement. It's raining again as I type this so I reckon I'll be doing some more today.
Y'all have a great day and remember: Don't believe everything you think.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Hope yours is a healthy day. Something to ponder Time flies when you're completely bewildered.
Monday, October 25, 2010
It's going to be interesting to see what the driveway is like after the deluge (and I mean DELUGE) this morning. The man who does our roads was kind enough to scrape it and shape it, but no gravel has been put down yet. Wonder if I have deep gorges in it. Guess I'll find out next time I go out. Sigh. Maybe should just go back to bed with a good book. Nah....to much to do.
Y'all have a nice Monday and think about this: Some days you're the windshield, other days you're the bug.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yesterday we played with his RC car. He showed me how to run it and steer it then had a great time both chasing it and running away from it. He enjoyed playing cop more than actually running the car. We had a great time chasing each other and running into each other with it.
I believe this house is cursed. This morning the microwave refused to open. Daughter, who was trying to heat up some biscuits for breakfast before going over to the track pleaded, cajoled, begged, but the door wouldn't open. Nor will any of the buttons work. It seems that any and all things mechanical have something go wrong. Never all at once, mind you, but one thing after another. The washing machine has to be beaten in a certain spot to finish a cycle. It's the little things, you know?
Y'all have a peaceful Sunday and remember: He who dies with the most toys....is still dead.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Did get some things inventoried and priced yesterday at the co-op. Brought some stuff with me to do the same here. That is if I have time. Once grandson is up he's on the go ALL the time. Mayhap if he wants to play on the computer.....
Y'all have a scrumptious day and remember: Not all who wander are lost.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Will be taking care of grandson this weekend as daughter is working at the track. Someone is working this weekend also which is why I'm watching grandson. Hopefully they'll both be successful. I may or may not get online. If I don't I'll try to be back Monday. It all depends on how things go at Casa de Crazy.
Have a great weekend.
I leave you with this question.....Why be normal?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
It's off to the gallery and I'm running behind (as usual) so I'll leave you with this question: If tin whistles are made of tin, what do they make fog horns out of?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I'm also trying to get stuff ready to move over to the co-op. Perhaps I can get work done there that I can't seem to get done here at home. You know, life gets in the way. Too much needs doing around here, too. I'm also madly trying to get jewelry ready for the co-op. Whew....I've been busy! Hopefully I can slow down a bit next week.
Y'all have a clear day and remember: Every mother is a working mother.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Time to get a move on. I have a quilt to put together for quilting and a ton of other stuff to do. Time is running away from me.
Y'all have a blessed day and remember: You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Just want you to know that the voices in my head aren't real, but they sometimes have some great ideas. Y'all have a lovely weekend.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My back hurts and I'm in a crochety mood because of it. Problems with this machine does....not....help.
Happily the truck is fixed and my daughter can now relax and get some sleep. So can I. What will we do when there are no more shade tree mechanics and kind people who trust enough to write a check from their own account to pay for the repair, knowing that they will be sent a check to replace the funds the very next day? I hope I don't live to see that day.
It's off to the gallery so you have a trust-full day and remember: even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Y'all have a good day and remember: Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Because three of the band members were elsewhere this day I and my daughter's sweetie were "guest" performers. Considering that we only had three rehearsals I'd say we did quite well. The audience got into the music and asked for an encore. I was even asked to do an autograph, twice! The whole experience was fun, although at the end of the day we were all exhausted. I'd do it again, though, if asked.
Y'all have a peaceful day and remember: The more power the government has, the less you have.
Friday, October 8, 2010
This is Friday and the weekend is here so remember: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It's off to the chiropractor in a few minutes. Not that it's bothering me that much. Just a kind of maintenance thing.
Y'all have a great afternoon and evening and remember: Never yell, "FIRE", in a movie theatre.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
My job was actually three in one. I was liaison between the main sanctioning body (IMSA) and the track; logger; communicator. Time off? What time off. Thankfully a friend was there with me to help with the liaison and logging jobs. My job as communicator was to relieve the IMSA communicator and do the communicating for the other groups that weren't IMSA. Although I don't think I've quite caught up on sleep I'm close to it.
My daughter K, bless her, did all the registration of the workers. The morning meetings were early (7:00) so she would get up at ogodthirty to make sure there was hot coffee and a nosh or two. Then she stayed up until the end of the day social was pretty much over. Like I said, long days, short nights. Cars were on the course at 8:00 a.m. and went to at least 6:00 p.m. And one day went until 9:00 p.m. so the main race group could have night practice.
And everyone who worked this event was a volunteer. Yup, that's right. A volunteer. Try getting a younger person to work those hours for nothing but a shirt and cap! Why do we do it? Because we love the sport.
Well, I've lots of catching up to do here at the cabin. Best get to it. Y'all have a beautimous day and remember: what we think we become.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Y'all have a great week. The sun is shining and tomorrow is a race car day. So's the rest of the week. Lots of neat cars and lots of speed. A few mishaps here and there but that's what makes it interesting.
Remember: Not all who wander are lost.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Daughter, et al came up late yesterday afternoon. It was a nice quiet evening. The grandson gotto play with his train table once again now that it is safely ensconced in the loft. Some other stuff will be coming up in the future and the baby's room will be clear and ready to furnish.
Well, family is here so I'll cut this one short.
Y'all have a quiet day and remember: If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
I'll be getting political calls for the next month. That's okay, I let them leave their message, then delete it. I've already voted!
I'm going to fill the hummingbird feeders before I leave next week. I think they're getting their fill before migrating. Don't think I'll see any when I get back. (I'll be working a car race next week).
Daughter and family are coming up this afternoon, bringing more of my grandson's toys. I saw the "toy" room at their house and couldn't believe how much he has. And what a mess! Too much for my daughter to keep up with. Hopefully his daddy will take him for a couple of days so she can cull and pare down.
Was able to sleep in this morning. Enjoyed the heck out of it. Now it's on to getting some cleaning done since I haven't cleaned in a while.
Y'all have a special day and remember: I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Y'all have a scrumptious day and remember: A = A
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Anyway.....you have a cool day and remember: Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect to get it back.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Y'all have an interesting day and remember: He who dies with the most toys.....is still dead.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
There is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year's term was: "Political Correctness".
The winner wrote:
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupuloous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
I couldn't have said it better myself. And please note that all words are spelled without any ***, etc..
Y'all have a great day.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Have a good weekend and know this: If you are impatiently waiting for someone to arrive who is late, go to the bathroom and that person will arrive instantly in your absence.
Friday, September 17, 2010
y'all have a fortunate Friday and remember: You're never too old to learn something stupid.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Y'all have a comfortable day and remember: War does not determine who is right; only who is left.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Found out the sprout is a girl. Now I can maybe buy little girlie things like I couldn't with my other granddaughters (my daughter-in-law didn't like my taste). Still keeping my fingers crossed that everything is fine and will continue to be so.
Enought for today...must get back to dusting (AAAAAACHOOOO).
Y'all have an uneventful day and remember: Loyalty to the country alsway. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
Monday, September 13, 2010
Daughter, et al coming up today. Hopefully J can get the mower started to mow the yard. Don't know why it doesn't want to start for him but will for my friend Richard. If the yard doesn't get mowed soon I'll lose sight of the giraffes (lol). K and I are going to clear space for some of her son's toys that she is bringing up so he has things to play with while up here if it rains (or even if it doesn't). It also gives her more room at home. We definitely have our work cut out for us since I haven't waded through a lot of the stuff in the loft (where the toys are going). Good excuse to get it done.
Guess I need to get a move on. Y'all have a good day.
When in doubt, make up a good story.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
So, daughter still doesn't know whether bebe is an innie or an outie. I'm hoping for innie but will accept whichever. She's nervous because, on her last visit, they did an amnio, just to make sure everything is okay. So far the tests have all come back negative. This is hopefully the last of them. She'll know something on Monday, maybe. The sooner she finds out that everything is fine, the sooner she can begin to relax about the whole thing. I'm anxious to hear also. Those of you who read her blog and have come to know her here in the blue nowhere, please send a prayer to whomever you believe in that everything turns out okay.
Enough about that. Looks like I'll be going down to the pond today. Last night's rain storm stirred up a bunch of stuff it looks like and I need to make sure the overflow pipe is clear. I can see that the water level is closer to the polypropelene pipe on the other side of the pond than it should be.
Y'all have a serene day. Something to think about: every 7 minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Y'all have a fortunate day and remember: The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I'm still trying to get over the time difference. Right now my brain is on west coast time. Guess it'll take a day or two to re-adjust
As for the block challenge on board, my roommate won it! And the gal with whom I roomed in Seattle won viewers choice. I'll be anxious to see what my roommate does with all the blocks she won.
I'm still tired from the time difference and the trip so I'll write more about it all later. For now I may just go back to bed and sleep a bit more. I have a "viewing" to go to this evening.
Y'all have a beautimous day and remember: We all have met people who are supposedly intelligent but don't know which way to sit on a toilet......Stephen Fry
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
While I'm away I'm not sure, as I said before, whether I'll be posting since time on the internet costs money on board ship. And it ain't cheap. If I can I will. Meanwhile remember: The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles...Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Cleaning house is starting today, also. Would like to have a clean house when I get back. Sooooo, I guess I'd better get going.
Y'all have a scrumptious day and remember: The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Y'all have a mundane Monday and remember:The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age....Lucille Ball
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I'm off to take a little nap before going to knit group. Y'all have a fun evening and remember: No matter what you do to instant coffee, it still tastes like instant coffee.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Y'all have a productive day and remember: Education cannot be subsituted for intelligence.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Daughter et al are supposed to come up this afternoon. Almost wish I had a third bedroom so Bird wouldn't have to sleep on the air mattress on the floor of the "library". Note to self: buy lottery ticket so you can win and build that second house.
Going to the gallery to do some bookkeeping stuff. Y'all have a quiet Monday. Remember: If you knew what you were doing, you would probably be bored.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
We had a nice soft soaking rain yesterday. Looks like we may get more today.
I'm off to put myself together for the day.
You have a peaceful Sunday and remember: If you can't do anything about it.....don't.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Think I'll have a lazy kinda day. There's lots to do and if I feel like getting to it I will. Otherwise, nah. I am going out for dinner with a friend this evening. She started to get in touch out of the blue. Hadn't heard or seen hide nor hair from her in months. With her I have to wonder what's up. Guess I'll find out.
Still don't know what flavor future grandchild is. Drat. Will have to wait until next month I reckon. Poor daughter is gaining weight she doesn't want or need. It's too hot to go out walking and one would think she'd get enough exercise keeping up with her 7-year old. Not.
Well, enough prattling on. Need to get a move on....
Y'all have a good day and remember: Growing old is mandatory, growing up is.....well..... optional?
Friday, August 13, 2010
I keep voting for my daughter in Bourdain's contest. It goes until the end of Sept. I think. Another reason to take my mini computer with me on my trip in two weeks. Wow, only two weeks to wait. Seems so far away.
It's gonna be another hot one today. It was almost 80 in the shade before 8:00 this morning. Guess I'll find things to do indooors.
Y'all have a wonderfilled, lucky day and remember: Life is a four-letter word.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I did get some work done. J arose early to work outside before it became too hot. I got up at the usual time but hurried through breakfast as I needed to go down to the pond to make sure the overflow pipe was clear. Don't know why it gets clogged so often. At any rate, the water was flowing, but not as much as it should so I cleared the crud out from around the "cage" and let the water flow. I am so glad for the PVC pipe we put on the bank where I could see it from my kitchen window. I can tell when I need to go down there from where the water is in relation to that piece of pipe.
It's gonna be another hot one today. The forecast calls for showers later....one can only hope. I'm going to the gallery today so that's all for today folks.
Y'all have a great day and remember: Some mornings it's not worth chewing through the restraints.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Y'all have a fruitful day.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Bless his heart J worked basically all day and got a lot done. He was able to take a now fixed lawn mower home. Hopefully it won't crap out on him, thus proving that my daughter's house is cursed when it comes to machinery. I kind of wish I could have worked outside all day. Maybe then I'd sweat off a few pounds. Unfortunately I'm getting too old for it....working outside all day in the heat, that is.
Since I arose so late this morning I guess I'd better get a move on and get something done. Maybe a piece of jewelry or two or a couple of squares on the quilt I'm working on. It's gonna be another hot one and I plan on staying inside where it's cool.
Y'all have a peaceful Sunday and remember: God writes a lot of comedy...the trouble is he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny....Garrison Keillor
Saturday, August 7, 2010
He who dies with the most toys.....is still dead.
Friday, August 6, 2010
K and J are coming up today along with my grandson. They're going to spend the night and hopefully we'll get some work done outside while they are here. Of course the forecast calls for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Possible tomorrow also. Seems like every time they come up it rains. Geeeesh. Maybe we can watch a movie tonight.
Not much else going on. I'm getting excited about my trip at the end of this month. I'll be taking my mini computer with me so I can keep up with everything. Nothing worse than coming home from a vacation and having to wade through a gazillion emails, most of which are junk. It's a shame, in a way, that I have become so tied to the blue nowhere. A few years ago I wouldn't have even thought about taking a computer on a trip. I wonder what would happen if there is an electrical meltdown and all computers go down. Think of all the records that will be lost. All the communications that will no longer be possible. I shudder to think.
On to better thoughts.....it's a beautiful day and I'm going to enjoy it.
Y'all have a beautiful day, too and remember: Lost objects are always in the last place you look.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Y'all have a blessed day and remember: We are quite mad here....you'll fit right in.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Have a good day and remember:Negative thinking never got nobody nothing.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Had to refill the hummingbird feeders. Those little rascals go through the nectar pretty quickly. There are 4 of them fighting for territory and they are constantly chasing each other off the feeders. It's a wonder they get anything to drink.
Have a good one and remember: Life may be just a bowl of cherries, but you have to watch out for the pits.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It looks like it might rain today. Good. We can use it and it might cool things down a bit. Luckily it didn't rain the day I killed weeds. Now all I have to do is take care of the underground hive of yellow jackets. I'll wait 'til dark to do that. I have an idea of where it is....approximately, but need to clear away some vegetation before I can insert the proper liquid in the hole. Best done with flashlight in hand after dark when they are not active. Needless to say I do not like being stung by those nasty little buggers.
Y'all have an interesting day and remember: Nothing is simple.
Friday, July 30, 2010
The hummingbirds have been very active and going through the "nectar" quickly. What's really entertaining is to watch them shoo each other off and every once in a while do this loop de loop flying thing when protecting their "territory". They are a great source of entertainment and don't cost anything but some sugar and water.
Hey, I've been voting for my daughter in Anthony Bourdain's contest. Every day. Don't know exactly when the contest ends, but it's soon I'm sure. Have you voted for her yet? Go to http://kyddryn.blogspot.com and look for the blog with Bourdain's picture. That will take you to where you can vote. Please.
I leave you with the following: To err is human; to blame it on the other party is politics.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
People will do what you let them. It's time to re-think who we should send to represent us.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I picked until my back let me know it was unhappy about my standing on uneven ground. I see the chiropractor this morning and, hopefully, all will be better when he's adjusted me.
I may go back and pick more in a couple of days.
For some reason when I see blueberries I think of the smurfs.
That's all folks.
The only imperfect thing in nature is the human race.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Didn't realize trying to be creative while listening to someone hammering the heck out of a piece of copper (almost constantly) could be so tiring. but I would do it all over again and probably will next year.
If you want a laugh this morning go to http://tatersmamastakeonthings.com. Her eulogy for the Pillsbury dough boy is great.
Have a peaceful Sunday and remember: Life is a four-letter word.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Hope to use what I learned to make some new stuff. I have all kinds of ideas kicking around in my head. Must unpack first, though. For now it's off to take another nap. Tomorrow I'm picking blueberries.
Have a great day and remember: If you rest, you rust.....Helen Hayes
(Guess I'll be getting a little rusty).
Friday, July 23, 2010
Y'all have a good end of the week and remember: buckle up, it makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your vehicle.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Have a lucky day.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Y'all have a good day and for goodness' sake.....VOTE! If you don't vote you can't complain.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I'll be taking my computer with me and will keep up with all you folks I follow. Don't know how much, if any, writing I'll do. Must keep up with email or I'll have to spend half a day when I get back doing just that and most of it will be spam.
The gem show is this next weekend so I'll take a trip to that so as to purchase some clasps and other stuff I need. Nope, not buying gems. I'm on a tight budget. Besides, most of the gems are not of the best quality.
Y'all have a peaceful Sunday and remember: The alternative to getting old is depressing.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
K and all came up and J and I worked on my mower. We got the tires inflated and he made sure the gas was clean and the oil was okay until he got it back to their place where he could work on it in the garage. We had to put it back in the shed because of a gully washer that came up. A new battery was necessary so we went into town to get one. After installation, it still wouldn't start so I called a friend of mine who knows much about such and he came over to see if he could help. He turned the key and saw that the starter thingy was going backwards. Seems J had put the battery in backwards. Ooops. Well, that was fixed and my friend went home. J got the mower into my truck (pushing it....what muscles!) and drove it home to work on it there. I hope he is successful in getting it started and running. Wonder if he knows how to sharpen the blades?
While we were doing all of that, K and RA went berrying. She lets you know all about it at her blog http://kyddryn.blogspot.com
I'm off to gather things together for next week. I'm taking a course at William Holland Lapidary School. I'm taking my computer with me but don't know how much time I'll have for it.
Y'all have a beautimous day and remember: Each time in your life when you think you are about to be able to make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Friday, July 16, 2010
My neighbor says the blueberries are ready to be picked. K and J along with RA are coming up today so it's picking time. J and I are going to try to get my lawnmower running. I'll let him use it once it's up and running so he can hopefully earn some money. Jobs are a might scarce right now. Just have to get tires, battery, etc.
Y'all have a productive day and remember: The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.....A. Einstein.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
It's off to the gallery. Y'all have a gorgeous day.
Politicians are like diapers....they should be changed often.