Hi there.....

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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

It isn't just hot, it's bloody hot.  Up into the triple digits yesterday and it looks like that's going to happen again today and tomorrow with no relief in sight.  Geesh, you'd think I live in the south or something.  All I can say is bless whoever invented air conditioning.  I remember going through summers without it and am glad I don't have to do so now.
Y'all have a good day and.....stay cool.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Controversy here

Where in the Constitution does it say that health care is a right?  What right does the Supreme Court have to say that all MUST have health care?  I'm paying enough now just to keep myself healthy as well as those family members who need medication, so why should I let the PTB take more money from me just so some illegal alien or druggie, etc. can get treated without paying for it?  We are losing our rights, people, so you better wake up and do something about it come November.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Have WW today.  Just can't seem to lose those last few pounds.  Guess I'd better up the exercise.  Maybe if I work outside I can sweat them off.  Haven't been doing much in the exercise department because of this darn cold or whatever infection I have.  The cough medicine makes me want to sleep so I only take it at night.  I have too much to do during the day.  Speaking of which, I'm doing some machine embroidery for a lady who owns a shop and I want to get it finished today so I'd best get going. 
Y'all have a thoughtful day and remember Ben.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's a beautiful morning so I think I'll go out and play in the yard.  There are some thorny bushes trying to take over the front stairs.
Y'all have a loverly day and remember.....if life is just a bowl of cherries, you'd better watch out for the pits.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today is a day I look forward to but hate to see the other side of.  Today is the longest day of the year.  More hours of sunlight and, luckily, the sun shines today.  The reason I don't like to see the other side of it is because the days start getting shorter.  While not a sun worshipper per se I prefer it to night.  I could never live in Alaska, though, especially in the winter.  Yes, there's lots of sun in the summer, but the winters would be terrible.  I understand people up there use black-out curtains on their windows in the summer so they can sleep.  I think I'd have to have sun lamps on during the winter.  Besides, I don't do cold.
At any rate I plan to enjoy this day as best I can and try not to sleep it away as I seem to be doing of late.  Don't know why but I don't like it.  I'm not getting things done.  I'll be taking some B-12 with me to the gallery as it's one of my days to be there.
Y'all enjoy this nice long day and remember:  if you are reading this you are on this side of the grass.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Had a nice time at the basket weavers' guild and joined.  Started a basket but only got the bottom done because of time constraints and the fact that I needed to measure and cut reed.  Will work on it this evening and probably finish it tomorrow.  Might even take a picture of it and post it.
Was at the gallery yesterday and finished up yet another scarf.  I think that'll do it for scarves for now.  I also finished the chain I was making for Jaymi for her angel pendant.
Still have the cough but not quite as bad.  The cough medicine is doing its thing but I have to be careful with it.  I don't take any during the day.  If I did I wouldn't be able to do anything but sleep and I have too many things I need to get done.  Even the 1/2 tsp kicks butt.
Well, need to get a move on.  Y'all have a wonder-filled weekend and..........

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It isn't the cough that'll carry me off, it's the coffin they carry me off in.  That's what my dad used to say the few times he ever had a cold.  Then he'd say he had too much blood in his alcohol system. 
I've had this cough going on 5 days.  I finally broke down and went to the doctor to get some REALLY good cough medicine.  Apparently whatever it is that makes me think I'm going to cough up a lung is going around.  My lungs, according to him, are clear.  I'm not coughing up blood (or anything, for that matter)....just a dry, hacking cough.  Soooo, he asked me if I want the good stuff or the REALLY good stuff.  I opted, of course, for the REALLY good stuff.  You are only supposed to take 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice a day.  I'll take 1/2 in the morning so I can function during the day and a full teaspoon at night so I can sleep.  The stuff gives me weird dreams.  I have lots to get accomplished so I need to be able to function during the day even if it means I sound like I'm trying to cough up a lung.
Okay, nuff said about that.
Tomorrow I travel to a little place in NC called Shooting Creek.  I'm going to the basket guild meeting and will be making a basket.  How cool is that?  I'm beginning to get the basket-making bug.  I figure I may as well learn something new since nothing else I've made is selling these days and baskets are useful.
Need to get a move on.  Even though I'm moving only at half speed I can still get some things done today.  Y'all have a clear day and remember what doesn't kill you only delays the inevitable.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rained yesterday, rained last night, looks like it's going to rain again today.  Bleh.  Did get some sewing done yesterday as well as finishing my Christmas gift for my sister.  Guess I'll return tables, etc. to the gallery today.  We did have some sales on Saturday and people did visit the gallery on our suggestion, so the day was not a waste.  It's difficult to know what people are going to buy.  So far my daughter has had the sales....her sarong shirts.  People around here haven't seen them in the stores so they pique their interest.  Especially the younger folk.  We did sell an artist's cards so some of those will come with us again next time.  Will get more sewing done today.  The house may need cleaning but I'm not in the mood.  I'll let the dust rhinos run rampant temporarily.  Let the cat chase them.
Y'all have a decent day and wrinkled is not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up, but then again, why grow up?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Woke up to the sound of rain.  Hope the sun comes out 'cause if daughter comes up with the kids it would be nice if they (the kids) could gallivant outside for a while.  We could even take them over to the park to play.  Or not. 
Had a busy, yet not much accomplished, kind of day yesterday.  Ran errands and did some machine embroidery as well as some other stuff.  Seems like time just gets by me and before I know it it's time for dinner.  Ho hum.
Y'all have a productive day and remember....you're never too old for naptime.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Yesterday was such a beautiful day!  And today looks like a carbon copy.  Unfortunately I'll be inside all afternoon as a friend and I will be "manning" the desk at the other art gallery.  I did manage to get some weeding done yesterday.  Had to brace one of the tomato cages in the garden as the plant had gotten so huge the weight tipped the cage over.  Looks like I'm going to have lots of 'maters.  Going to have some nice hot peppers, too.  Those plants are up on the porch so I can see the progress every day.  The lone tomato plant (the one I call zombi tomato) has a flower on it so we'll see.  The zombi pepper plant looks like it may have a green pepper started.  Hope springs eternal.
Y'all have a glorious day and remember....money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The hot air balloons are supposed to have launched yesterday in Helen.  If they did it was without me.  I forgot.  Watching them get filled, then rising up into the air is awesome.  If they didn't launch yesterday and plan to this morning, I don't think it'll happen as the cloud cover is low and it looks like rain.  A shame, really, as it is quite a colorful sight.
Next weekend is the art tour.  Just one day, the 9th.  It'll happen again November 9-11.  I'll be at the Habersham Winery once again next weekend promoting the gallery and trying to sell some of our wares.  Hopefully it'll be nice weather.  Daughter, bless her, is going to come up to help, even though she really needs to get ready to pack up and go out of town a few days later.  Her Someone won't be home so she arranged for babysitters for the day.  That's dedication for you.
Reckon I'd better get a move on.  Y'all have a perfect day and remember.....Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.