Hi there.....

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

We had our meeting at the gallery yesterday and a unaminous vote was shown for staying open.  So we are giving it another year at least.  There were lots of ideas thrown around for how to improve getting information out to the public about us and some volunteered to work on that.  We've had volunteers before but nothing was done, so we'll see.  I should be optimistic but I'm not. 
My grandson still hasn't found his phone.  He isn't careful about his things.  Maybe he'll have learned a lesson from this, but who knows.
Want to get some things done before WW so I'll get going.
Y'all have a tremendous day and remember:  things could be better.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Took the filter out of the filter thingy and boy! Dwas it cruddy.  I cleaned the container the filter sits in and put it back on.  Will find out about water pressure when I run my bath shortly.  Will call the plumber first thing on Monday and see if he can come out and give me an estimate on cost.  Hopefully not an arm and a leg.
Went down to the pond and cleaned up a bit around the overflow pipe.  I think the carp are really doing their job since there wasn't much to clean up. 
Going in to the gallery today to make sure I have the stuff to make some earrings some friends have ordered.  A decision will be made tomorrow as to whether or not we stay open.  We just aren't getting the traffic we need nor the sales.  If we do close it won't be until the end of June.
The wind really kicked up yesterday.  It was so warm the day before and today it was in the 30's when I got up.  Crazy weather.  I wouldn't be surprised if we had a good snow storm or ice storm in March.
Don't know about you but I have things to do so I'll say ciao for now.  Y'all have an interesting day and remember:  Life is a four-letter word.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Daughter came up Wednesday and it was a pleasant visit.  Took my tax info down to the CPA yesterday then went and had my friend at the knit shop start my project for me AGAIN.  I had to rip out the first attempt as I had dropped stitches and hadn't caught them up properly, leaving gaping holes.  Grrrr.
Will be trying to deal with the whole-house water filter this morning.  I can't find the proper insert filters anywhere so I'm going to have to get a new unit, but not until March when I'll have some $$$.  Meanwhile I'll be taking the last filter out and not replacing it.  Don't know what that's going to do to the water but maybe the pressure will be improved.  I've also given thought to flushing the pressure tank.  That could prove interesting.
It's too warm for this time of year so we'll likely get a storm today.  The daffodils are up as are the hyacinths.  If the sun were out that would be one thing, but it's cloudy and windy and looks like it's going to rain.  Sigh.
Y'all have a good day and......think for yourself.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daughter is coming up today...with children.  It will be nice to see her and the younguns'.  I brought back some souvenirs for them which I hope they enjoy.  'Course the youngest won't have a clue, but that's okay.  There'll come a day when she will.
Am going to try to get some work done on a quilt that I had basted yesterday.  It's been sitting on my "design" wall for ages.  My goal this year is to GET THINGS FINISHED!  I have some other projects that need work and, although I've started a new project, I'll be working on those in these next few weeks.  I plan to work on them on days I'm not at the gallery and the weather is bad, which is the case right now.  I've also started a knitting project, a somewhat difficult one, that I hope to finish successfully. 
Meanwhile, I need to get a move on.  It's been great catching up on all the blogs since I was away but I now need to take time to play catch up on things here.
Y'all have a totally awesome day and remember:  believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Funny thing this morning.  As I was waking up I thought "Wonder what port we're at?  The ship isn't moving."  Then I realized that it wasn't moving 'cause I'm home.  Damn.
Cleo is back to her morning routine of pouncing on my abdoment then moving up to my chest, letting me know that it's time to haul my butt out of bed and pay attention to her.  I always tell her that I'll play with her after breakfast but she still insists.
I did gain some weight on the cruise.  All of .2 lbs.  A disappointment to me but not a big deal to WW.  Most of the members were actually amazed.  Guess I didn't walk enough and I KNOW the drinks didn't help even though I quit early on.  I didn't go "overboard" with eating either.  Now that the Wii is working again I'm back into exercising so that should take care of it and help me lose even more (I hope).  Will be glad when warm weather makes it this way so I can get outside and work.
Have quilt guild and knitting group today.  Getting back into the swing of things.  Good, but not, if you know what I mean.
Y'all have a lovely day and remember:  He who hesitates may not be lost but just deciding which fork in the road he should take.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Well, I'm home.  Not quite ready to face the real world yet, especially since it's raining (of course).  I was able to sleep about one hour later that usual but the cat decided that was enough.  I may just have to take a nap this afternoon.
The trip was great and I had fun learning some new stuff.  I'm planning to go again next year and have let the powers that plan the trip know.  All I have to do is come up with the $$.  That may be a trick since the gallery isn't doing well at all.  A decision to stay open or close is to be made at the end of the month.
Guess I'll toddle off to take my shower and get going for the day.  Must pay some bills (ugh) and do some laundry. 
Y'all have a handsome day and remember....all is not as it seems.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Only a couple of days to go before I head out.  I may not get to see my brother after all.  He has to take his lady friend to have cataract surgery.  Hopefully we can work something out before I head to Ft. Lauderdale.  I don't know how long the surgery takes but he has to have her there by 6:00 a.m.  I told him I was hoping we could at least give each other a hug.
Will do some more cleaning and laundry today....after I get my hair trimmed. 
Went down to the pond yesterday and made sure the pipe was cleared.  Really need to get to the faucet on the other side of the dam.  The volume of water coming out is increasing so I need to get to it to see if I can shut it off.  It's probably going to take a good dose of WD40.  Hopefully when J is up here he'll be able to cut a path down to it.  The good side of it is that with the increase in volume there's less build up at the pipe. 
Guess I'd better get a move on and get something done.  Y'all have a decent day and .....take time to listen.