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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sick computer

I'm going to take my computer in to the 'puter doctor to see what's wrong with it.  About a week back it started making this horrific noise so I shut it down.  Thinking it might be the battery I removed it and things seemed fine.  Yesterday, however, I booted up for a second time around lunch time and it started again with the noise.  Guess it isn't the battery.  It wouldn't surprise me if lady beetles have gone inside to nest where it's warm.  I certainly have enough of those in the house.  Anyway, I may not be online for a few days. 
Y'all have a good day and ask yourself:  What's another word for synonym?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Small Business Saturday

I'm sure you were inundated with ads and emails asking you to support your local small businesses yesterday.  I did not expect much at the gallery (yes we're small) since it was the day after black friday (no, I don't think those words deserve capitalization) and I was pretty sure most people had fallen for the hype.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised!  I was the only one keeping the doors open, so to speak, since our fearless leader was in Alabama doing a trunk show.  For the first couple of hours....no one.  Then in the afternoon a number of people came in and actually spent money!  Wait 'til J sees that tomorrow.  I'm hoping she'll call to ask if I stood out there on the road undressed (horrors) or something to draw people in.  Actually, the customers were people who had decided NOT to support China's economy or had been in before and seen something they liked but couldn't get it that day.  If you shop(ped) local and small, thank you.  You are the ones that will keep us going.
Y'all have a calm Sunday and remember:  If you want "perfect" go to MalWart.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Turkey day and after

It was a nice, laid back day at my daughter's.  Didn't do anything in particular except get the dinner ready and chit chat.  J showed me all the treasures gleaned from cleaning out a friend's abandoned house.  Some of the stuff they can use.  Other will be put on Craig's list.  My part in fixing dinner was to do the mashed potatoes.  For some reason my daughter likes the way I do them.  Cleaning up was my main contribution.
I'll be going in to the gallery today and my lunch will be a nice turkey sandwich.  Tonight I'll have the veggies and whatever turkey wasn't used in the sandwich for dinner.  There's just something about a turkey sandwich the day after that completes the holiday.
Black Friday will have to go on without my help.  I can't believe the behavior that goes on.  Bunch of blooming idiots in my opinion.  And it now starts even earlier!  Who the heck wants to go shopping on Thanksgiving?  I guess wives whose husbands are glued to the football games on TV.  The mall and Walmart will not see me until after New Year's day.  It's the reason I do my shopping throughout the year.  Or online.
Y'all have a nice post-turkey day and remember:  Now Santa Claus is coming to town.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Yes, I'm thank full

This is the traditional day to give thanks for everything we have.  The first one wasn't in November, of course.  I believe it was old Abe Lincoln that decreed that this holiday would be the last Thursday of November.  Guess we wouldn't have black Friday otherwise.   Speaking of which, I'm thankful I don't participate, having done all my shopping during the year.  I'd list everything I'm thank full for but it would take up too many pages.  Let's just say I'm thank full for everything in my life, both good and bad.  Good because that makes life worthwhile.  Bad because of the lessons learned.  Luckily I have more good than bad.
I wish everyone a blessed day.  Don't eat too much and may the football games keep you awake.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I always enjoy reading my favorite blogs in the morning.  I don't write much 'cause there really isn't much to write about.  I try to keep busy doing different things but sometimes that's just not enough.  I go on a cruise in February just to get out of the gray, dull weather.  My seratonin level is at its lowest then and my body craves sunshine and warmth.  It's not that the winters here are that long, they aren't.  It's just the short, often gray days that get to me.  I save up for those trips and enjoy every minute.  When I get back I know that spring isn't too far away.  Also I get in my once a year visit with my brother.  We have never been close but do keep in touch from time to time.  I've tried talking my sister into going with me but she doesn't like to be away from home for any length of time.....sigh.  We aren't close either.  Mine was what is known as a "dysfunctional" family.
Every once in a while, when the weather is particularly nasty for a day or two, I get a bad case of the blahs.  Recognizing it for what it is I simply accept the fact that I won't get anything done around the house.  Most times I curl up on my recliner with my "blankie" and a good read.  My cat often curls up with me and the only time I get up is to either let her out/in, use the facilities, or get another cup of tea.  The feeling goes away and I get on with my life.  I'm sure there are some of you out there in the great big blue nowhere that go through somewhat the same.  I'm lucky I recognize and get through it and hope that those in similar circumstances can too.
Y'all have a cozy day and remember:  despite the high cost of living, it's still very popular.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


It's voting day.  I won't say for whom I'm voting.......it's none of your business.  Both main candidates are, to put it mildly, liars.  Neither will give this country what it needs nor get it back to where it should be.  Yes, I feel one is worse than the other.  I won't say who because I don't care to get sworn at.  You are totally entitled to your opinion as am I and let's leave it at that.  The main thing is that I have the opportunity to vote because I am a U.S. citizen and those that aren't shouldn't be able to.  I'll wait until tomorrow to find out the results.  No sense in keeping the talking heads talking since all their hot air is just that.  So, it's onward and upward in a day full of things to do.
Y'all have a good day and VOTE!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cat Show

I've never been to a cat show.  When I was working the sewing expo in March at the civic center I happened to see a flyer on a cat show.  The flyer has been on my fridge for months and today I'm going to pick up my daughter and we're going to see lots of cats as well as the latest in cat toys and other stuff.  I'm looking forward to seeing the different breeds.  There will be cats to adopt as well, but I already have one and that's enough for me.  It should be an enjoyable few hours.  Then we'll enjoy lunch.
Y'all have an enjoyable day and remember:  dogs have masters, cats have servants.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The day of the dead

Today many people are celebrating the day of the dead.  For whatever reason this doesn't seem to be frowned upon so much by the church whereas Hallowe'en is.  Yesterday was the day it is believed by some of us that the veil between the worlds is the thinnest and that those who have passed before us should be remembered.  I spent the evening in town helping hand out candy to all those who chose to walk the sidewalks in front of all the businesses.  The churches were doing their own thing calling it Fall Festival or Trunk or Treat (?).  I got into costume and enjoyed (for the most part) seeing all the costumes people chose to put on their young ones.  I do have to question why parents think their infants or toddlers need to be out and about getting candy.  Is it really for the kid?  I don't think so.  Some of the little ones were just plain confused.  Some people even had their pooches in costume.  Good grief.  Well, blessed be those who passed before us, those who are with us, and those who are waiting to be. 
Bright blessings to you all.