Hi there.....

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

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Monday. Again. Where did the last week go? I swear time is passing more quickly and life is just flying by.
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

Sunny, but.....

The sun shines but baby, it's cold outside. In the 20's this morning when I got up. Glad the sun is out. Makes it much more palatable.
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

Because I have the luxury of not having to cook today I thought I could at least take the time to say "Thank you" to all of you in the blue nowhere who have followed my drivel this last year. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Aren't you glad the turkey was NOT named our national bird? Wishing you a delicious day......

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I don't know when the turkey became the official main course for Thanksgiving but it did somewhere down the line. To me the best part of Thanksgiving is a leftover turkey sandwich the next day.
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.

Bright blessings.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A thought(?)

I find it interesting that the countries who are having or had so much financial difficulty did not seem to be in such straights until they switched to the Euro. Could it be that having only one currency is not so good?

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

Feelin' better

I'm feeling much better today. Made sure I got a good night's sleep (better living through chemistry even if it is OTC). The worries haven't gone away. I've just tucked them in the back for the time being.
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 wasn't going to post this but I didn't sleep well last night and need to get it all out. I'm tired. Tired of carrying two households on my shoulders. Tired of paying bills I shouldn't have to pay because someone won't call the other parent for help. Tired of the excuses of why someone hasn't found a job. Tired of trying to prod someone into getting a book finished by sending pictures for another person to do illustrations for said book. I am worn out emotionally and don't know how much longer I can deal with it. I want to disappear and have nothing to do with anyone. I want to stop worrying. I just want it all to STOP.
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

Yay, it's Friday. I had plans but they had to change so I'm going to the co-op instead....maybe get some work done.
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

It's Wednesday, sometimes known as hump day. The beginning of the week is behind you and the weekend is ahead. It is the day of the week that, if I were to buy a new vehicle, I would want it to have been made on this day. Why? Because at the beginning of the week the workers are getting over the weekend. At the end of the week they're thinking abbout what they are going to do on the coming weekend. So far this this has held good for me. My truck has over 203,000 miles on it and my van has over 170,000 miles on it. Both were made on a Wednesday. Of course I try to take good care of them also. Serviced on schedule by the dealership, 'cause the work is guaranteed. The particular dealership I go to sticks to that guarantee. I've only had one occasion to take them up on it and it was on my daughter's vehicle, not mine. I'm not disclosing the make of my vehicles 'cause I know there are people out there who are stalwart supporters of other makes and I do not want to get into a p-----g contest over which make is the best. Suffice it to say that I'm loyal to the one whose vehicles I own.

Y'all have a great hump day and ponder this: DILLIGARA?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A rainy gray day good for sewing and knitting....which is what I'm going to do.

Y'all have a good one and ponder this.......the last time we mixed politics and religion, people got burned at the stake.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What a gray day. I'd like to crawl back into bed but I've too much to do. The last three days have been tiring, what with being nice to the public and trying to get some jewelry made at the same time. I did make a stupid move and cut my left index badly. Never, ever, try to hold down a small round piece of copper while drilling a hole with a drill press! The drill bit caught the copper and spun it, the result being my going out to my van for my first aid kit. After I turned off the drill press. And I knew, just knew it was a bad move, but did it anyway. Never again I assure you. The finger will be fine and the lesson well learned.
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.
Remember: A=A

Friday, November 12, 2010

Had blood drawn at 8:00 this morning. My usual 3 month A1c and, this time, a lipid profile. I'm trying to stay off drugs for high cholesterol. Don't think the Bayers Heart Health is going to work but I wanted to give it a try and the Dr. was willing to go along for 3 months. I go back at 11:00 to get the results and see the doc.
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

To my son, my brother, and my friends who have served.....thank you. You are what makes this country great. You are my heroes.
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

Once again Vista is frustrating me. If I try to go to one particular blog I'm told that Internet Explorer can't display the page. Then it tries to tell me that it cannot find that particular page. BS! I know darned well that the page and blog exists and that I've been to it before. I can't help but wonder if someone or something is messing with my computer offisite. Am I paranoid? YUP! I know full well that if someone wanted to hack into my computer he/she could. And if someone wants to read my blog (and I'm sure that there's someone employed to do just that....mine and others who don't go along with politics as they are now)it's entirely possible. Just enter a search word and bingo!

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

Beautiful day

It's another beautiful day. Wonder if it's going to get as warm as it did yesterday. There I was all ready for another chilly one....turtleneck(check), sweatshirt (check), leg warmers (check). Much to my surprise when I exited my abode, it was almost too warm! Weather, please make up your fricking mind. Oh well, I'll be indoors most of the day sewing away (trying to get some Christmas....I mean holiday......stuff finished). Later it's on to knitting. Such an exciting day, don't you think?
Y'all have a pleasant whatever and remember: The less you know, the more you believe.

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's just another Monday. Nothing of note to say (not that I ever have much of note to say). Have a good beginning of the week.

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


There I was, all snug and warm in my bed, thinking it was about 8:30 or so. Then I made the mistake of looking at the clock. Ugh......7:30. I wanted to go back to sleep but my body said, "uh, uh, time to get your lazy butt out of bed." Grrrr, I dislike time change. I don't like it, I say. It'll take some time to get used to. Then we'll "spring forward" again and I'll have to go through it all over again. Grrrrr, again.
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


Baby, it's cold outside. I looked at the thermometer when I got up and shivered. The pointer was sitting on 30. So the heaters are now on on the back porch in hopes that the plants don't freeze. I'd hate to kill my daughter's sheffelehra (sp?) that doesn't like me anyway. That and the cactus that wants to take over the porch. Guess I'm gonna have to dress warm when I go out.
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

Frost is on the punkin'

It's a bit nippy this morning. Woke up to temps in the low 30's. There's frost on the ground, first of the year. It could get interesting as there is a slight chance of snow tonight. Just a hint mind you, but I'm sure it'll panic a bunch of people.....especially those who panic at the sign of the first flake. As for me, I'm snug and warm in my cabin. I'll be venturing out a little later, going to the co-op in hopes of getting a couple of new pieces started. I want to try something different.
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

Hope y'all voted today. If you didn't well, shame on you and don't you dare complain about the turnout.
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

I imagine that Kyddryn will eventually do a post on the Samhain fun we had. Pictures of carved punkins can be seen at PagansWan. Wish I could munch on roasted punkin seeds. Alas they tear up my innards so I had to pass. But I certainly did enjoy the punkin cake! Unfortunately I forgot to bring my bit of it home. Drat! I did score some roasted seeds for my friends at the co-op, though.
Must hurry.....busy day today. Y'all have a calm Monday and remember: VOTE tomorrow!