Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm off on my great adventure. Back in about 10 days. Meanwhile cogitate on this:

No matter which side of the sock a hole is in, you will always put the sock on so that your big toe protrudes through the hole....Tom Eddins

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day. I've done most of my packing...just a few odds and ends to add. Will be going to the gallery as usual but only staying half a day so I can get some cleaning done here. I want to get the bookkeeping caught up to today so the gal that's going to finish out the month for me won't have so much to do.
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

I know I'll get through today and tomorrow. I'll just keep myself busy so the time goes quickly. Friday will be here before I know it and I'll be on my way. Woo-hoo!! After checking out the weather for where we'll be going I'm gonna pack an umbrella and a rain poncho. A bunch of turtleneck, long sleeve shirts, too. Will start that process this afternoon. After all, I must pack just the right things, you know. Luckily I don't mind wearing the same outfit more than once or I'd have to pack half my closet and that would be just a might cumbersome.
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

Nothing today. Brain isn't awake yet....sorry. Y'all have a good one (day, that is).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Just a few more days and I'm off on my adventure (cruise). I'm flying into Seattle on Friday and will spend the next day touring around the city. If you've been there and have any suggestions, I'd appreciate you letting me know. I haven't traveled by air in 11 years so it's going to be an interesting experience at the airport(s). You know, security and all that. Yes, I'll be wearing shoes that are easily removed. I won't have any sharp objects on or with me. Those will be packed in my checked bag. Am I getting excited? You bet. A little nervous, too, since it's been so long. Daughter will be taking me to the airport and picking me up when I get back. 'Course, there's going to be the time difference to adjust to also. I'm going to take a bunch of pictures. Will learn how to post an album on Picassa so anyone who wants to see the photos will be able to go there to so do instead of me boring everyone here. So.....I won't be posting much, if at all, next week. It depends on how much time costs aboard the ship. I will have my MiniMom with me 'cause I want to check my email so I don't have a gazillion when I get back. And I want to continue voting for daughter's entry in Bourdain's contest. I'll be downloading pictures, too.

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

Sunday....a day of worship and rest for some. For others, a day to laze around and do nothing. And some actually get some of those items on the honey-do list completed. Which are you?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Going to a bead show today. See if they have a few things I need to make stuff to sell. Hope so.

Y'all have a good weekend. Remember: that which is misplaced is always in the last place you look.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm on the compute a lot later today since daughter et al were here and I thought it would be rude to ignore them. J got a lot of work done outside. He does have gremlins in the mechanicals, though. Luckily he was able to get everything that needed to work, work. The dam is now weed eaten so I don't have to worry about being attacked by giraffes or any such when I go down there to make sure the overflow pipe is clear. Hopefully he can get the mower working so I don't lose sight of all my dragons and lions and tigers (oh, my) in the yard. Actually I only have one dragon but would have more if I could.
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

Thursday....gallery day. Think I'll do something different. Maybe make fabric beads.

Y'all have a fruitful day and remember: As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.....Carrie Fisher

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No blog yesterday. Daughter was here and I believe it's rude to spend time on the computer when there is family or company here. While she did show me how to block certain apps on Facebook, I didn't want to take the time to do anything more. We re-pinned the capes she was sewing (we pinned them the wrong way last time) then I had quilt guild to go to and she had an appointment. Hopefully they can come up again this weekend. I'd love to get more work done in the yard. My bedroom could use a good cleaning before I leave for my trip. Think that's what I'll do today.
Y'all have a productive day and remember: Education cannot be subsituted for intelligence.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Monday. Dang!...where did the week go? I swear time is going by faster. Had a great visit with my son yesterday. Poor guy sliced the tendon in his left thumb with a box cutter and was all bandaged up. Luckily it was repairable. He'll be wearing the splint and bandages for a while. Ouch. He's off to San Francisco to work in a few days and will be returning just as I am leaving for Seattle and my cruise. He brought an Ipad here with him. It's totally amazing and way too complicated for me. It does everything (and more) that a laptop size can do and it's so small! All I can say is wow!
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

Not much to say today. My son is coming up to visit for a while. His wife and kids are over in England getting their new flat furnished, etc. He'll be going over in a couple of weeks and will stay for about a month. They bought it so they'd have a place to stay when they went over to get away from the summer heat here. L is British so her family is over the pond. Luckily my son can accomplish most of his work on the computer. It'll be good to see him and visit. Next year they will probably be gone longer.
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

Mornin' y'all....yawn. Slept in this morning. It felt good to do so. The sky is gray, looks like we might get some needed rain. It rained in spots last night. Funny how it does that. Driving down the road I see the surface is wet and then, all of a sudden, it's dry. It rained some here, but not near enough.
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

It's Friday. For those of you who are superstitious, it's also the 13th. For me, just another Friday. Hermit Jim has some interesting facts in his blog about today, so you might check it out. That's at Coffee With the Hermit.
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

Daughter et al were here yesterday so I took the day off from here. Even though they left midday I just didn't feel like writing so....
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

Today many states have primary runoffs. We do here in Georgia and I'm going out to vote as soon as I have taken care of my morning ablutions (there is so such a word). After all, if I don't vote I can't complain, can I? If there are runoffs in your state you should vote. It's one of the few freedoms we have left. Remember: politicians and baby diapers should be changed often.
Y'all have a fruitful day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Monday. Need I say more?

The future ain't what it used to be......Yogi Berra

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yesterday I went out and did some major weeding. You see, one of my kitties is buried under a huge slab of a tree I had to have cut down and the weeds had taken over around it. There's a yard art sculpture of a cat sitting on said slab and it faces the bird feeders so my kitty can watch the birds while residing in catnip heaven. At any rate I managed to clear enough so said yard art kitteh can now see the bird feeders. The rest of the weeds got Round-Upped. It was too hot (and my body was wilting) to go all the way around the slab. I have protesting muscles this morning to prove it. Once the Round-Up has taken effect I'll pull the rest of the weeds. But I'll get out there much earlier in the day. I think the heat index must have been hovering around 100 yesterday.
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

Just gonna say hello today since daughter, her Someone and my grandson are here. I did get some work done outside this a.m. but the heat finally got to me so I had to come inside. Basically the only reason I'm on here this morning is so I can vote for my daughter's entry in Anthony Bourdain's contest. It seems I'm the only one right now doing so. Anyway, y'all have a good weekend.....

He who dies with the most toys.....is still dead.

Friday, August 6, 2010

I hate muscle cramps! For some odd reason the muscles on the top of my right foot like to cramp up every once in a while, usually in the middle of the night. It hurts! And there's nothing I can do about it except ride it out. It started to happen about three years ago after a small Coleman camp stove fell on it. That hurt, too. Don't know if that had anything to do with it, but....Last night I was awakened by that awful cramp. Just had to wait it out, trying to will it away.
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

I'm late, I'm late! It's gallery day and I am nowhere near ready. So I won't get there when the door opens. I'll be there all day, that's enough. Don't know what I'm going to do, though. My brain is fuzzy and doesn't want to come up with any new ideas. Sigh...

Y'all have a blessed day and remember: We are quite mad here....you'll fit right in.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bees....I dislike them. There is one on the hummingbird feeder outside my window as we speak. I have located the yellowjacket nest and will deal with it tonight. Meanwhile I have to somehow get the hummer feeder without being stung because it need refilling....already. I put solution in it yesterday! And, of course, the hummers are busy defending their respective territories. It's a wonder they get to drink anything at all. But, somehow, they do. Sometimes literally on the fly. Great free entertainment. Wonder what would happen if I put a third feeder out there?

Have a good day and remember:Negative thinking never got nobody nothing.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A new day, a new week...not much planned for either. Daughter's Someone is supposed to bring the lawnmower I gave them up to a friends' to see if the friend can figure out what's wrong with it. I swear, she has the worst luck when it comes to lawnmowers. Maybe it wasn't her ex's fault or karma after all. (every piece of machinery he owned failed for some reason or other). Hopefully my friend can figure out what's wrong. Of course, it's drizzling outside 'cause Someone is going to come up here. Ninety-nine percent of the time K and J come up it rains.
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.