Hi there.....

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It has begun. Today was the first day of this long week of racing. Long because the days are so. I get up at 5:30 and might finish at 6:30. That's a short day. A couple of days will be longer with the big race day going 1000 miles or 10 hours, whichever is first. Usually it's the 1000 miles. Which means getting up at 5:30 a.m. and finishing maybe around 9:15p.m. or thereabouts. Then there's the cleaning up and farewell party. I'll sleep in on Sunday come hell or highwater. Anyway, what it all means is that I probably won't be writing for a few days. I'll miss it and you but will be back next week. In the meantime y'all have a great week and remember: stupid should be painful.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm at daughter's house for the rest of the week. Don't know if I'll have the time or inclination to write because there are some very long days ahead. Soooo, if you don't hear from me it's because I'm too tired and my brain doesn't want to function any more.

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

Rain....lots of it. It started about 1:00 a.m. with a heavy downpour. Now, every once in a while, it'll start up again. Hopefully it'll quit for this coming week for the races.
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

Something to think about: whenever any branch of the government acquires a new technique which enhances its power in relation to the other branches, that technique will soon be adopted by those other branches as well...Senator Daniel P. Moynihan

y'all have a sunshine day

Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't you hate it when your mind goes blank? I had an idea of what I wanted to write but.....nothing's there. So some random thoughts maybe.

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

Where oh where has this last week gone? I can't believe it's Thursday....again. It's been a busy week and next week is going to be even busier. I get to watch cars speed by and work long days....all for no pay. Whee.....I love it! At any rate I don't know that I'll have the time or energy to do any posting. I'll be staying at daughter's and will have my 'puter with me so will at least have time (I hope) to read y'all's blogs. Must run....it's gallery day and I have to get ready.

Y'all have a scrumptious day and remember: A = A

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's off to the chiropractor then daughter's for band rehearsal. Yup I'm singin' in the band. Just once, mind you. Someone booked the band for a gig but forgot to tell them(?) and three of the band members can't be there so.....ta da....J and I are "guest" participants. It'll be interesting for sure. Luckily I'm familiar with most of the music and hopefully I'll stay on key. I'm sure daughter will tell me if I don't. I'm looking to blend.

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


I've been watching the wildlife in my yard. Actually saw a buck with two does the other day. He didn't have much of a rack so must be young. The tree rats (oops, I mean squirrels.....not) are making the branches of the dogwoods shake as they go further out to get the berries. Every once in a while one will slip and there it is hanging on for dear life trying to get back on the branch. It usually succeeds but now and then it has to drop to the ground and start all over again. Nothing like free entertainment.

Y'all have an interesting day and remember: He who dies with the most toys.....is still dead.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Contemporary term

A friend sent the following in an email and I thought I'd pass it on to y'all.

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

Wow, slept in today for a change. The sun in my eyes woke me up otherwise I might still be abed. Yesterday was pretty uneventful and I didn't get all that much done. Don't know why. Things just seemed discombobulated. I did get another row done on a quilt I'm making. And I was able to get some mail sent. Went to knit night. Luckily I took two projects 'cause one decided it wanted to make trouble for me so I put it aside and worked on the no-brainer. Other than that....don't ask me 'cause I don't know.

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

Ah, Friday. A day I could sleep in. Did I? Of course not. Whenever I have to get up for an appointment or something my brain says it wants to stay asleep. Whenever I get a chance to sleep in my brain says it wants to think, think, think and solve this problem and that problem, etc.. You get what I'm saying. Heck, maybe I'll just take a nap this afternoon. Meanwhile......
y'all have a fortunate Friday and remember: You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I have a question. If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I think my computer hates me. I had to give up on trying to get anywhere this morning. It just did NOT want to cooperate. Right now it's behaving. For how long, who knows. I tried to download a couple of small files and it was taking forEVER, so I quit. Like I said, it's behaving now and let me download what I needed to within a short period of time. Maybe it was sun spots or something since I use satellite instead of the not-customer-friendly phone company.

Y'all have a comfortable day and remember: War does not determine who is right; only who is left.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm somewhat late today but that's because daughter et al are here and we've been making room for some of the grandson's stuff up in the loft. I haven't done much cleaning up there so it is quite dusty and making us sneeze..... a lot. Guess I'll have to do better in the future. We won't by any means finish today. We have, however, made room for quite a bit of stuff. J is out mowing. I'll be able to find my lions, tigers and giraffes now (just kidding). The lawnmower starts. Hooray! Of course he had to find a yellow jacket nest. He seems to be good at that. Luckily he didn't get stung. I'll take care of it this evening with some gasoline.
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

Went down to the pond yesterday morning to make sure the overflow pipe was clear. After the heavy rain we had I figured it would need some work. Yup. And I twisted the wrong way. Got the pipe cleared though. Now I just need to take it easy on the back (again).
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

I didn't post anything yesterday not because of the date and what happened on that day but because I was sick. I won't go into details. Suffice it to say that I spent enough time in the bathroom to read a novel from start to finish. I'm okay so far today. Thank you, Immodium.

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

I'm trying to come up with something to say but my mind is a blank. Actually, I think it's full of holes, like Swiss cheese. Ever get that way? Scary sometimes. Family coming up this weekend. Looking forward to it. Almost forgot!.....should find out what flavor the future grandchild is going to be. See what I mean about Swiss cheese? Think I'll quit while I'm sort of ahead.

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

Not feelin' it today. Gallery day, too. Guess I'm just coming down from a great trip and wishing I was still on it.
Y'all have a good one and remember: the only thing better than a lie is a true story no one will believe.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's back, I am.

I wish the room would quit rocking. Looks like it's gonna take a day or so to get my land legs back. The trip was great and I met some really nice people. I wanted to get online to write about where we went and what I saw but the price was too much per minute. As soon as I can get my daughter to show me, once again, how to put pictures in here I'll post a few. Alaska is one place I would definitely go to again. I think Sitka was my favorite stop. Although it rained here and there on the trip we were blessed with remarkably good weather and although it was chilly all I needed was a turtleneck and my hoodie. Didn't even use the umbrella. Because I chose not to spend money on excursions I bought the videos of the trip. These show much more than I would have seen, anyway.
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