Hi there.....

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Well here I am at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.  Class begins shortly and I can already tell, from last night's intro., that it's going to be fairly intense.  So if you don't hear from me for the next few days it's because my brain hurts from having to concentrate so hard.
Y'all have a great day and remember:  (insert your own saying here).

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Only one more day before I get to learn new stuff.  I'm looking forward to getting away and getting new ideas.  Don't know if I'll have time to write while I'm away but I will if I have time. (Not that what I have to say is all that interesting but it gives me the oppotunity to get things out.)
Wrote a letter to the editor of our local newspaper.  I put the wrong first name in on the candidate whose campaign sign should have been removed three years ago.  Wonder if anyone will notice?  Going to write an "oops" letter and send it in.  Should be good for some giggles.
Y'all have an interesting day and remember:  A fool and his money can throw one heck of a party.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's raining this morning.  I had to get up a little earlier than usual since I'm getting my hair trimmed before going in to the gallery.  Actually I didn't HAVE to get up earlier but did since I wanted to get on the 'puter and check up on friends before going out.
Did get much except laundry done yesterday.  I felt lazy.  Must have been the weather.  I don't mind the rain so much as the gray.  That makes me want to lie down and sleep the day away.
Only two more days to go before I'm off to two weeks of classes which will hopefully give me some inspiration.  My creative juices have dried up and I'm at a standstill as far as jewelry-making is concerned.  So I'm knitting instead.  Anyone need a scarf?
Y'all have a darned nice day and remember:  don't drink and drive.  You might hit a bump and spill something.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gray day

It's a gray day.  Rain off and on yesterday, then again last night.  I was going down to the pond today but will put it off until Sunday, just before I leave. 
Will be meeting daughter today to give her my contribution to the workers for the Petit LeMans.  Every year I buy ear plugs and candy.  The ear plugs aren't so much for the workers themselves, although they are welcome to use them of course but, rather, to hand out to stupid parents whose children are in agony over the loud noise of the cars.  I wish, too, there was a way to help the dogs (which aren't supposed to be there in the first place) since they suffer also.  Some people are just plain stupid.
Y'all have a glorious day and remember:  If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Monday, September 19, 2011


It was quiet when the family left.  Nice but not.  I took a nap after walking my mile in the park then going to the book exchange.
It's weigh-in day then on to the dentist's for teeth cleaning.  Oh joy.  Can't complain.  At least the teeth are still mine.
Would really like to crawl back into bed but my innards won't let me.  Immodium is my best friend.
Y'all have a good Monday and remember:  Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers give the rest a bad name...

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been a few days.  Haven't had anything to say, really.
Family coming up this evening.  Daughter and granddaughter taking part in our wearable art fashion luncheon tomorrow so the boys will hang here at the house.  I'll be holding down the "fort" (gallery) while some of our artists show off wearable art which will hopefully sell.
Looking a bit gray out there.  It's a lot cooler.  Yard got mowed, maybe for the next to last time, yesterday.  Glad it's cooled down some.  Have a feeling we're in for a bad winter.  Have never seen the squirrels grab all the berries off the dogwoods before.  Usually it's the birds that get them and then later in the year.  Think I'll start stocking up on things that can be made into uncooked meals.  We've had some mean ice storms in the past and I really don't want to be caught without.  I am glad I have fireplaces as well as a wood stove (in the basement).  Now all I have to do is stock up on some wood.  Experimented with a Weight Watcher recipe for Angel Food cupcakes.  One package of Angel Food cake mix and a 16 oz can of crushed pineapple in juice.  Overcooked them as we were told to follow the directions on the package.  They were still good, though.  Can't eat 'em, I've discovered.  My innards don't like the pineapple.  Diverticulosis sucks.
With that said, y'all have a delightful day and remember:  We are born naked, wet and hungry.  Then things get worse.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not much to say these days.  Just trudging along.  Loving the cooler weather (which won't last).  It's already climbing up into the mid-80's.  Yeah, yeah, that's really cool weather to some of you folks.  I just hope it doesn't get back up into the high 90's.
Hope I have maintained or lost these last two weeks.  No meeting last week due to holiday.  I'll find out in a couple of hours.  I do know that my jeans aren't fitting right.  I'm at a 12 right now and if I go down to a 10 I will be one happy camper and won't complain about having to buy new clothes.
My sister called to tell me that she won't be able to go on the cruise next February due to unexpected very large repair expenses on property and auto.  I told her to think about 2013 and to save her dollar bills and change.  Amazing how quickly they add up.  That's what I do for my spending money.
Sort of at 6's and 7's right now.  Looking forward to my time at the Lapidary School where I hope to be infused with some new ideas.  My creativity seems to have taken a vacation.  Kinda like my metabolism only the metabolism decided it wanted to go permanently, I think.
Y'all have a great one and consider:  We have enough youth.  How about a fountain of "smart"?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I haven't posted in a few days.  I didn't have anything to say, really.  There are so many people who have commented on 9/11 that I'm not going to, except to agree:  NEVER FORGET.
I spent yesterday morning paying bills before heading out to the gallery.  Oh joy.  Will pay more today.
The weather has been gorgeous!  Clear blue skies, a slight breeze, cool enough to open windows to air out the house.  Great sleeping weather.
Y'all have a thoughtful day and remember:  he who trades freedom for safety has neither.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Well, we're getting the rain we've needed so much.  Lots and lots of rain.  It rained really hard last night.  I'm suprised I don't have chasms in my driveway.  The hard rain was preceded by a gentle ground soaking rain so maybe that helped.  We'll be getting more today.  I hope that it doesn't hinder daughter's drive home from Ohio.  The lights on the trailer don't work so she may get stopped a few times.  Just so long as she and family arrive home safe.
Y'all have the kind of day you want and remember:  live.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thought I was going in to the gallery today but was told that we would be closed due to the tuber crowd (who don't come in at all).  Well, it's raining, so I don't think there'll be any tubers today even though they'd be getting wet anyway.  Maybe later I'll take a ride to a friend's studio.  She and her husband work with glass.  I'd like to see what their studio and gallery look like.  It isn't far.
I looked at the pictures of the grape stomping.  Meh.  Won't bother posting anything.  Boring.
Am glad for the rain.  As long as there isn't a great wind to go along with it we may not lose any trees.  It's been dry so long I'm afraid that the weight of the water might just tip some over.  The rain started out gently, which is good, so maybe there won't be a great runoff, and the rain will just soak into the ground.  It's supposed to rain all day today and tomorrow.  We'll see.  Any rain we get right now is welcome.  I know folks who are gathering together today for bbq's may be unhappy but.....
At any rate, y'all have a good day and remember:  work is a four-letter word.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Yesterday was long and hot.  And people just weren't buying.  I'm the only one out of the six of us participating that sold anything.  While I'm glad I sold some things I'm disappointed that none of the beautiful pieces others had in the booth sold.  We all pretty much geared our pieces to a wine theme thinking that, since it was a wine festival, people would buy.  Nope.  Now we will try to sell all this stuff in the gallery.  Sometimes I wonder why we bother.  But the gallery keeps me going.  Not only can I go "play", but I'm also with friends instead of being alone here.  Not a good thing being alone all the time, even if there are a gazillion things that can keep me busy here. 
It's supposed to rain for the next couple of days.  We need it.  Hope it isn't a continuous downpour but rather a gentle ground soaking rain.  In many places the earth is so dry it's cracked.  A pounding rain would just run off the surface.
Back to the wine festival.  I did  get some pictures of the "grape stomping".  Not as picturesque as I believed it would be.  There might have been all of 2 to 4 inches of grapes in the tub.  Those that did stomp seemed to enjoy the experience though.  I'll check the pictures to see if any of them are any good.  No, I didn't participate.  I had hoped for more juice flying but I guess the winery didn't want purple people wandering around.  Oh well.
Y'all have a peace filled day today and tomorrow.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gonna have to be quick this morning.  Lots to do before going to the wine festival.  We got the EZ-ups and tables up yesterday evening.  All the other stuff has to be hauled over there this morning so we can get the displays set up, vehicles parked, catch our breath and check out the competition.  Hope to get some good pictures of the stompers.  There's going to be music, too.
So, y'all have a fabulous day and rest of the weekend and..... smile.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The days are definitely getting shorter.  My usual wake up time was when the sun was coming up.  Now it's an hour later and the sun still isn't up.  Wish the PTB would leave things alone.  How 'bout putting the clock in between the hour's difference and leaving it alone?!  Older people and babies don't know the difference and have a hard time adjusting to the time change. 
Will be getting everything together today for the Wine Festival.  Hope to get some pictures of the grape stomping tomorrow.  If I get one or two really good ones I'll try to post them.
Probably won't be here tomorrow since we need to get to the vineyard somewhat early to finish setting up.  The festival goes until 7:00 and I know I'm gonna be tired.  Luckily Sunday is a day off.
Y'all have a decent day.....rain to those who need it and sun and drying time to those who got too much rain.