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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yesterday was a day of remembering.  Today is a day of running errands with daughter.  Lots of errands.  Her Someone is going to watch the kids (bless him) so we can accomplish what we need to do.  Sprout has outgrown her car seat so that's on the list.  Some display items another as well as a trip to Sam's.  Gonna be a long day.  The bank account will groan.
Y'all have a ...... day. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I'm a day early but.....to those who have served I give thanks.  Honestly, I think we should bring all our military home.  While some progress has been made in some of the places our folks are or have been, I'm willing to bet that things would go back to the way they were once we left.  'Nuff said.
Daughter and family came up yesterday afternoon to re-pack the cargo trailer.  The chore was done quickly so they didn't have to spend the night to finish up the next day.  Much sorting and throwing away was done and will be done further once the trailer has been taken to Casa de Crazy.  Daughter cooked a yummy meal with enough left over for me to have for dinner tonight.
Went down and cleared the pipe in the pond.  Would love to know how all that mud gets packed on top of the cage.  Need to go down with weed killer both the kind that is specifically for pond greenery and the kind that kills ordinary weeds.  Will have to make sure the cat is in the house so she doesn't follow me down there.  Don't want her getting any weed killer on her.
Guess I'd better get going if I want to get anything done.  Y'all have a nice quiet day and remember those who have gone before us so that we might enjoy this day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Don't want to sound maudlin or anything, but have you thanked a service person lately?   They are, after all, the ones who fight for us.  This weekend is to remember those who gave their all (lives) so that we could remain free.  If it weren't for them we might be speaking Japanese or German.  So give thanks, even if silently, while you enjoy those hamburgers or hot dogs.  Just sayin'.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do you have one those drawers in the kitchen that seems to be a catch-all?  I had two of them.  Looking for something in them was like looking for a needle in a haystack.  The other day I was looking for a particular tool.  The screws in the door knob on the front door were beginning to loosen and the only tool that could fit in beside and behind the knob was the tool I was looking for.  I couldn't find it although I knew it was in that drawer.  Yesterday I emptied out that drawer and sorted through all the "stuff" that was in it.  A lot of the stuff will go down to the tool box in the basement.  Some of the tools will stay in that drawer.  I did find the one I was looking for and tightened the screws on the front door.  I also took care of the drawer that had all the take out menus, small manuals and various other "stuff".  Wonder how long it'll last.
Y'all have an interesting day and remember:  today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Learning how to do something new is a wonderful thing.  This past week was spent learning how to make baskets.  I made four.  Different types and sizes.  I don't know if I'll continue to make them but just might take a stab at making a few more. The big one is the first one I made.  It took a whole day.   My hands hurt for a few days but they're doing better now.  They definitely aren't perfect but I'm glad I learned how to make them. 
I'm volunteering at another gallery today (which makes for a busy week) so I'd better get a move on.  Y'all have a bright day and try to learn something new.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yesterday was spent at a local winery, not tasting wine, but promoting and selling wares from the gallery.  There were about 10 vendors there.  Although we didn't sell much we did get some people to wander on to the gallery.  We'll be doing it again next month.  Daughter was there to help and her Someone watched the kids (which takes a lot of energy).  It was a very pleasant day and I look forward to the next time.
I won't be on the computer for the next few days as I am going to a school in Young Harris where I'll be learning how to make some baskets (no comment from the peanut gallery, please).  It is said (by whom I have no idea) that learning how to do something new every year helps the brain stay healthy.  This will be my something new.  I'm sure the skill will come in handy some day.  It also means I'll be getting away for a few days which is also nice.  Daughter will be coming up to make sure the kitteh is doing okay and the kitteh's potty box isn't overflowing.
Y'all have a good week and remember:  all the happiness in the world can't buy you money.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spent a most pleasant day with daughter and granddaughter yesterday.  Made some purchases for the feet and some outfits for the little one.  After that we had lunch at an Italian restaurant close by (granddaughter thought eating the crayons was much more enjoyable than coloring with them).  A trip to Jo-Ann's added to my thread collection but I have to go back today since I forgot the list of thread colours I need for embroidery.  I managed to get some that were on the list but also some that weren't.  I'm sure I'll use them anyway.  The reason I want to go back today is that they are 40% off which is great!  - Pause - While I go check out what the cat just knocked off the vanity in my room.
She knocked off a box of jewelry.  Luckily pieces didn't scatter all over so I was able to pick everything up quickly.  Guess I'll have to move everything now since she seems to like getting up there.  Sigh.
Let's see, where was I?  Oh yeah, thread.  See, this is thread that is usually almost $7.00 a spool.  Once I have all the colours I need (which is a lot) I'll have saved a bundle, even though I'm spending quite a bit (just not as much as I would have otherwise).  I just hope I can find all the colours.  Whew!
Well, guess I'd better get a move on.  Y'all have an exceedingly pleasant day and.... I'm waiting for the caffeine to kick in.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

We have rain, which is needed.  I'm sure the tomato plants are happy.  So is the zombie pepper plant out back.  I told you about that, right?  The pepper plant that I thought was totalled by bugs coming up out of the soil bought at the big box store?  Anyway, it has blossoms on it so I'm leaving it alone.  It appears to like it where it is.  One of the 'mater plants in the garden has a fruit on it.  I'm not sure what kind of 'mater it is 'cause the writing on the plastic spoon faded away.  Looks like a Roma but I know I wasn't given one of those.  Guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Going to spend most of the day with daughter and grandkids.  We're going to one of the malls to see what there is to see.  It isn't one of the really BIG malls.  This one has discount stores and Crocs (which is the footwear daughter and grandson sport).  It also has a Lego store with some incredible figures.  There's a food court, of course.  Since it's a weekday I'm hoping there won't be a whole lot of kids which equals a whole lot of noise.  Something I'm less tolerant of the older I get.
By the way, it seems someone has taken over a blog I used to follow.  Blackbird is now nothing but stuff about baby food and such.  What's with that?  And the name is different.  Guess I'll have to delete it from my reading list.
Well, y'all have a good day and consider:  How to handle stress like a dog:  If you can't eat it or play with it, then pee on it and walk away.