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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Things to do today:

1. Get up
2.  Survive
3.  Go back to bed

and a Happy New Year to y'all.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Just received a call from daughter.  Her landline and internet have been cut off and she's not sure how long her cell will be on.  Although I'd like to help her I can't.  I have my own bills to pay and am already paying some of hers.  If her good-for-nothing ex-husband would pay what he owes her she could probably get them turned on again.  I've helped her with all this in the past but can't continue, especially since I don't know what my income is going to be next year.  I hate it but there's nothing I can do.  Her being without the internet isn't so bad as her being without a phone.  If only she hadn't bundled!  At least her laptop has wi-fi capability so she can always go to someplace that offers it for free.
Enough said....on that.
I'm slowly getting rid of whatever crud I caught (probably by going into the evil empire - Walmart - or some other store).  Last night was the first night I actually felt like cooking something for dinner.  It can only get better, right?  The upswing is that I've lost weight.  Of course it wasn't the right way to do it and I'll probably gain some or most of it back.  Hopefully it'll stay off.  I'm now getting into size 10 jeans.  Yay!  At any rate I'm getting to my goal, slowly.  Just a few more pounds and I'll be there.
It's looking gray out there.  Wouldn't be suprised if we got more rain.  Ugh.  We're coming into the time of year I dislike already and rain won't help.  I need sunshine!!  I now understand why older people head to the south and beyond in the winter.  The older I get the more I want more warm weather.
Guess it's time for me to get a move on.  I'm off to the gallery today, then 5 days off.  Tomorrow daughter and I head for Babies are everywhere to get gates and cupboard locks.  Those I don't mind paying for.  Tuesday is my grandson's birthday (9th?!!) and it's going to be celebrated at Chuck E. Cheese (groan).  I think part of my gift will be helping to pay for it.  I'll take some valium and ear plugs.
Y'all have a graceful day and remember:  if you stumble, get the hell up.

Monday, December 26, 2011

It's over....almost.  I'll be traveling to my son's today to celebrate with his family.  His mother-in-law came over from England this year so it'll be good to visit with her for a spell.  The kids will probably open their presents then disappear upstairs as usual.  I only get to see them a couple of times a year at most.  Guess I'm just that strange lady to them.
My sinuses are giving me fits again.  Wish the weather would make up its mind what it wants to do.  First it's warm, then it's cold, then warm, then cold, etc.  My head feels like it weighs a ton and I'm going to have to go buy a lot more tissue.
Hope y'all have recovered and are enjoying a peaceful day.  Now you can look forward to New Year.  A time when too many people drink too much.  Hopefully it'll be a better one than this was.
Y'all take care now.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's Christmas day and I hope all of you who celebrate it are having a good one.  Me, I celebrate something else that comes just a few days before.  Right now I'm getting some birthday gifts wrapped for January birthdays of the grandchildren.  Tomorrow I'll be going to my son's to celebrate this holiday with him and his family.  Hopefully my head won't feel like it's filled with cement.  This weather is raising absolute havoc with my sinuses.  I'm also getting some knitting done and laundry. 
Think I'll take a nap since Cleo the cat decided that 6:00 a.m. was a good time for me to get up.  Y'all have a blessed day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Won't be on tomorrow.  Family is coming up and we'll be celebrating Yule.  I have a bunch of cleaning to do and things to prepare food-wise so I'll just wish y'all a happy day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wow....four days off in a row.  Of course, not really, since I have baking, cleaning and delivery of goodies to do.  Must remember to get a burn permit on Wednesday for Thursday so we can have our fire to celebrate the return of the sun.  'scuse me a minute while I write a reminder on the calendar.  Done. 
Cleo decided to let me sleep in this morning.  She didn't try to get me up until a little after 7.  Now if she would just continue.  I don't thing she's aware of any time change so she might think it's 8 instead.  Boy would that make me an old stayabed.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Baking isn't going to do itself.  Y'all have a good day and just to cover all the bases......Merry Chrismahannukwanzaka.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I'm sick of the music.  I'm sick of the hype.  So all I have to say today is......bah humbug!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cleo has decided that she should be my alarm clock.  It wouldn't be a bad way to wake up except she wants me up an hour earlier than my usual time!  Plus she's being a little picky about her food.  That's going to have to change.  Well, I won't be working as much next month so I'll be home more and can maybe get her to change her ways.  I was looking at her colours more closely last night and the colouring reminds me of another cat I once had that I called Red.  The full name was Frederica (don't ask my why).  She was a sweet kitty but she developed feline leukemia and I had to have her euthanized.  Cleo is clear of that thank goodness.
Well it's onward and upward.  Y'all have a peaceful day and remember........love yourself, 'cause if you don't no one else can.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

She who shall be renamed has been.  Her name is Cleo (as in Cleopatra).  When she wants to be attended to she lets you know.  Otherwise you can leave her alone, thank you very much.  Last night while I was in bed reading she decided that it was she who should have attention, not my book, so she settled on my chest in front of the book.  This morning she decided that I needed to have her on my lap while on the computer.  Now she is ignoring me.  Hence, Cleo.  One of these days I'll have a picture of her for you.  Right now I have much to do.  We're having our artists' Christmas party at the gallery today and I have stuff to prepare.  So y'all have a productive day and remember:  today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The she who shall be renamed kitty is still exploring the house.  Tiger went home with my daughter and I'm sure she'll be happier there.  My kitty did come up on the bed with me a couple of times last night.  But she still isn't willing to come to me yet when I try to entice her.  It looks like she may have eaten a little during the night.  When I leave today I'll put on some music for her to keep her company.  Will post a picture sometime in the future.
It's going to take a few days to come up with a name.  I want to see what kind of personality she has.  In the meantime I hope she gets used to the house and me quickly.
Y'all have a good day and.....enjoy you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Today is kitty day.  I went to the vet's to see them yesterday.  Tiger was definitely not a happy camper.  She hissed at us as we approached her temporary abode.  The kitty who shall be renamed came and let me pet her.  Tiger is older and perhaps set in her ways and may be going back with my daughter if she doesn't seem to fit in here.  I have set up a litter box and scratching thingy.  We'll see how they react once I get them home.
Unfortunately my daughter "forgot" to give me the cost estimate.  I got it yesterday and gulped (it's almost $1,000 for the two of them but I did board them for over a week...still....).  I think she can pay the next time she wants one fixed.  But at least all the females are now taken care of.
I'm off to do something, even if it's wrong.  Y'all take care and have an inexpensive day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Had family here yesterday so I didn't take the time to post.  I finally got some lights on the tree and then went to WW.  When I got back I started making some meringues and K and grandson decorated the tree.  It didn't take much as the tree is quite small and skinny.  Sort of a Charlie Brown tree.
It's off to the gallery today.  A rainy day it is so I don't expect much traffic.  I'll be knitting, trying to get a scarf finished.  I've finished the shawl I was working on, just have to tuck in the ends and block it.  Hope the recipient likes it.
Thursday is kitty day.  Should prove interesting.  Daughter said that if Tiger doesn't fit in they'll take her back.  She'll be an outdoor kitty if she goes back.  I think she'll like being inside.  And, after a while, I'll let them out if they want to go.  Maybe they'll keep the tree rats off the porch!
Y'all have a gainful day and .... Exercise your right to be lazy.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's official....I have another cold, dammit.  And guess what?  I'll be spending the better part of the day outdoors!  Trust me, I'm going to layer, layer, layer.  And just to be on the safe side I'm taking something to use as a lap blanket.  If I don't make any money at the Christmas market I'm going to be greatly disappointed and will probably not do it again.  Geeeesh, of all times to have a cold.  I shoulda known.
At least the sun is shining today and the temps may go up into the high 40's low 50's.
Have a bunch to do before going to market so I'll just wish y'all a gorgeous day and......good health.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I heard from the vet that my two kitties are doing well.  They're going to board there until the stitches come out. Expensive but, since I'm not home much these days, they are better off recuperating there than here.  Besides, have you ever seen a cat with one of those cone shaped thingies on?  I'll be picking them up on the 8th.  I'm taking the day off so I can get to know them and them me.  Meanwhile I have to try to remember how to cat proof the house (yeah, right).  Also need to put up the tree and re-arrange furniture.

I've made one batch of meringues and will now continue every night to make at least one.  I'd post the recipe but then I'd have to kill you......just kidding.  I'll try to remember to post it AFTER the hols.   It's really simple, just time consuming.
Y'all have a reassuring day and......smile a lot.  It makes people wonder what you are up to.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dagnab it!  I think I'm coming down with a chest cold.  This bloody weather is the culprit.  One day it's warm, the next really cold.  You never know what to wear.  When I dress for cold it gets warm and vice-versa.  Geesh!!
Went down to the pond after helping a friend pull clay.  We had lunch at a local pharmacy that has a "cafe" and man, was it good.  Grilled cheese on sourdough bread and a root beer float.  Yum.  Yeah I know, not WW fare but I'm allowed once in a while. 
Anyway, the pipe wasn't quite as blocked as I thought it might be.  Not as much mud and sticks on top.  It still needed clearing, though, 'cause there were a gazillion leaves hove up against the sides.  Although water was flowing through it wasn't enough so I sacrificed my right hand to the cold and cleared away the leaves, etc.  The flow of water increased greatly.  When I looked out my window this morning the water level looked to be where it's supposed to be.  I'm still going to have to go down there every few days even though I didn't see any more leaves on the surface of the water.  There's enough of a current to bring submerged ones to the crate.  Sigh.....
Well, it's off to the gallery after morning ablutions.  Y'all have a tremendous day and remember:  You're not aging....you're fermenting.