Saturday, January 30, 2010


Apparently my computer has decided to take issue with loading everybody's friend connect. You know, where it loads all of your followers. I have gone to 2 blogs and it took almost an hour to load. I'm getting very frustrated. I did a disk clean up, a defragment and cleared out all my history and still it is behaving badly. I'm going to try giving it a time out. I know I am behind on getting to yalls blogs, but seriously it isn't my fault. I am trying!

A perfumed swamp rabbit:

The cat Whiskers was walking along the edge of the table and whoops he's gone! Dang, what happened Whiskers?!

I went to the thrift store and found this box:

If you'll notice the little attachments. I gave this box to hubby thinking he could use it for something. He got to looking at those attachments and couldn't figure out what they could possibly be for. He tells me..Thanks Dear, I just love having my mind blown away! It is just as bad as me giving him a puzzle.

It was so friggin cold last night, I slept with gloves on!

Hubby at work..His running buddy gets an hours jump on him and has time for a big breakfast. Hubby riles him about missing out.
Buddy says...there is another load to Cotulla, hurry up and catch up to me and I'll treat you for breakfast.
Hubby...Okay, just let me run to the yard and get fuel first.
Hubby pulls in the yard and buddy's truck is sitting there.
Hubby calls him up on CB, How far away are ya?
Buddy...oh, about 30 miles.
Hubby...Liar!! I'm looking right at your truck! You wouldn't lie to an old man would ya?
Buddy...Of course I would!!
They had a good roaring laugh about it.
Hubby still waiting on that breakfast!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sad, Sad Boo

This is going to be an usually long post, so please bear with me.

This month of January hasn't been very kind to Boo (my niece) or her mother (sis).

Her month started on the 3rd with a whopper of continuous asthma attacks. She has everything that is needed to control these attacks. So my sister being the wonderful mother that she is, was getting up every 1 to 2 hours to treat Boo. This time it was different. More frequent attacks and more intense than usual. (Boo's asthma is the coughing kind, not the wheezing kind. Until she was diagnosed with it, I had never heard of coughing asthma.) My sister was really getting super concerned, cause you can only give breathing treatments (I think sis said) an hour apart. After a week an a half of barely getting by on those treatments, she suddenly had one ten minutes after her last dose.

Off to the emergency room they went. They fix her up and monitored her and send her home after feeling much better.

Later that same night, she was rushed back to the emergency room again. This time they pumped her up with steroids and kept her till morning, sent her home with some new meds.

I talked to her briefly the next day on the 13th. Her voice was so harsh from all the coughing, it sounded like she had swallowed a frog. She accused her mother and I of laughing at her voice. I admit it, it was funny!

A doctors appointment (5 day later) to check her over revealed ear infections in both ears. Five more days later, she was running a fever 103.6, after a nice bath and some more meds it got down to 101.2 by the next day.

The very next day (25th) she was complaining of sever pain under her arm, down her side. She couldn't lift her arm, do to the pain. Sis talks to her doctor and she sends them to the emergency room again. (She should have her own private room by now) They determine that while she was playing with her cousins, the hard headed doll that she got whacked with bruised the rib muscle.

Also on the 25th Boo got busted at school for giving one of her old inhalers to a friend. This girl conned her big time! She told Boo that she also had asthma but only had an inhaler for at home and needed one for school. My kind hearted and naive niece thought she would help her out.

Sister gets home that evening and niece tells her she needs to call the principal. Sis thinking..What now?! It has been a very exhausting month for my sister, my heart goes out to the girl. She was interrogated by the principal 3 times and the conclusion was that she was telling the truth and was very gullible (Okay! I threw in the gullible).

This trouble at school got her four days of In School Suspension and a months worth of grounding at home. Boo tells her mother that daddy said..No phone, no going to friends houses, no friends over or spending the night and no tv. Sis..the wheels are turning in her mind..NO TV! She has to plead with hubby for this one. If she can't watch tv, than niether can I! Thankfully for Sis's sake that was a misunderstanding! I do feel badly for Boo. She was honestly trying to help out a friend,(Not knowing she was lying) (which is what we want them to learn) but is having to get punished. Sad, Sad Boo!

Also on this horrible 25th day of January (which will go down in Boo history), Sis noticed something wrong with Boo's eye. Discolored with some red spots in the white area.

Finally that day was over, but wait there's more!

The next day Sis gets a call from the school nurse. Boo went to the nurse and said.. My eye is bleeeeeeding! (you can totally hear that whine, can't ya?) There is nothing to be done about it, the day went on. Boo gets home from school and complains of blurry vision. Sis looks at the eye, under the lid is nothing but blood. Not oozing, but filling up. Back to the hospital they go. The nurse says..You again?! All of the heavy coughing that she has been doing cause of the asthma, hemorrhaged a blood vessel in her eye.

Throught all of this time the asthma attacks were still present, just not as sever as the two visit to the hospital. Sis's hubby last sunday had noticed that the curtains behind the couch were about to fall. So after church he decided to fix it. Now, these are curtains that most of the time never get touched, since the window don't open. When he pulled them down, they found mold! It was all over the window frame and even on the curtains. The condensation had molded the whole area.

They proceeded to clean all curtains and bleach every window in the house, wether it needed it or not. Now, Boo's attacks are done to one a night, instead of every hour or two.

What a freaken month!! I think Sis might be due a vacation!

I also have windows that never get used, you can bet that in the morning I'll be checking behind every curtain. I might just go ahead and wash everything just to be on the safe side!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Spring in the Middle of Winter

Spot made an interesting comment on yesterday's post. I was so brain dead, I didn't even think about the fact that most of yall are buried under snow. I'm sorry!

But seriously, if you could see my yard right now, you would agree it needs to be mowed. It is weird, but I think this part of Texas is going through an identity crisis. The grass is getting tall, bushy and patchy in areas. The peach tree has already started budding and is getting ready to bloom. Looks like we won't be getting any peaches this year.

So anyway, I went outside and took pics.

The peach tree buds.

1) The grass (in spots)is taller than Chiquita. If she gets in to it, she has to bunny hop her way out.
2) The area where hubby's broke down truck was sitting. You can see the ruts it made, cause the ground is still muddy.

3) Between the house and my truck. That grass has taken over a part of my little flowerbed.
4) I don't know what is up with this patchy area. It looks ridiculous!

5) My little flower bed isn't even visible, through all that tall grass.
6) As you can see my plants have the winter look (if not the dead look), but the grass looks like an evergreen!

So there ya have it folks. My over grown, needs to be mowed and way off it's season, yard.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cottage cheese and Lovely Art.

Excuse me while I sit here and eat cottage cheese from the container (it's all mine, hubby hates the stuff) and think on what brilliant post I am going to come up with.

I feel so brain dead today.
I read some of yalls posts, it seemed like it took FOREVER.
Four hours later and still not done, I took a nap.
Did laundry and dusted.
I briefly thought about mowing the yard, naw I don't have the energy, besides it is still a little muddy.
Watched Color Splash, Spice up my Kitchen and Holmes on homes.
Talked politics with brother and mother (an hour each).
Cooked supper.
Watched NCIS.
Went to Facebook and farted around (searched and friend requested cousins)for about an hour.
Played with the dogs and cleaned up the kitchen.
I literally did nothing today.

Now here I am with nothing on my mind. It is actually kind of refreshing. Not just peace in the house but of mind too. Lovely!

Why ruin a good thing!

Here is some lovely art for yall to look at..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stuff Around the House

Ah, so it is finally Tuesday again. I took pics in preparation for today's post, but since I told yall yesterday that I was headed to go get that dresser I had been pining for, I thought I would do that instead.

A little story...

About a month ago (Dec 27th) on my way back from grocery shopping, I stopped at this little tiny town's Flea Market. (The building was an 18 wheeler garage, they gutted it last summer and converted it to our own little multiple family continuous yard sale. Ever since it opened, I have been a frequent customer.) I went halfway down looking over things carefully (don't want to miss anything), when my eyes fell on a dresser and the rest of the place just melted out of view.

I looked it over, it had some slight flaws, but all in all a very nice piece. I guess you could say it was Love at first sight, you know that feeling in your gut that says "I am perfect for you and you are perfect for me."

It was as if this dresser was talking to me...
Please take me home, wash me, polish me and use me! I need a warm home, this cold dark place is ruining my wood! Do you know how awful it is to have rats think you are perfect to nest in. They chewed a hole in my un-see-ables!

I asked the man "How much?" He say 60, but I'll take 50. My heart sank. I was currently the owner of only 32. I looked at it once more and left. Determined (in my mind) to save up the money and hope it would still be there.

I went back once a week, to make sure it was still there. Thankfully it was, each time.

Finally, (through a bit of financial luck) I was headed to get my diamond in the ruff. I walk in and instantly sent my glance to where it had been all this time. I started to panic! The whole area was empty. I rush down to the area, my heart sinking at each step. I was audibly muttering "Oh, No!" I felt like I was an the verge of a full blown tantrum. I swung around to look back towards the entrance to send the cruel lady who sold it a growling look.

Out of the corner of my eye (as if beaming it's dull smile at me) there it was on the opposite wall.

I breathed.

Then I saw this other woman walking towards it (I not knowing at the time, she was a worker there), I rushed over there and planted my big butt on it, not putting any weight on it, but getting my point across! It's Mine, back off!

I can't remember the last time I was eager to whip out money and give it to someone else! Relief washes over me and at last we are together.

After spending the last two days doing some heavy duty cleaning and fixing some of it's minor flaws (like the hole the rats chewed) and with fresh liners, I proudly present my new dresser.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Award Time

100th post! I am still amazed that I actually have gotten this far. I started blogging on Myspace and I got to where I really didn't like going to myspace anymore. The advertisements were I guess too advanced for dial up, my page would freeze on me.

My daughter has a blogger page and I really liked the idea of meeting a larger and more diverse group of bloggers. So last September, I finally took the leap. Best decision I have made in a while.

I have been very lucky to have meet some really great people and I feel blessed that you all have chosen to keep me around. I know I can be a little flaky and inconsistent at times, but you still keep coming back. Blowing me away!

I received several awards lately and have been holding them for this 100th post. Not really sure why 100 is any more glamorous than any other number, maybe it's all them zero's that I wish I saw more often.

This has been a very difficult , mind wracking task. I don't have a huge list of folks to pass these awards on to. If for any reason you recieve an award you already have, I do NOT apoligize! I give them because I truly believe the are all well deserved. So get your Girl scout sash or Boy scout vest out and wear your earnt badges proudly!

I know some of yall don't have a large follow list, you don't have to pass these on if you don't want to.

Spot over at "What passes for sane on a crazy day" gave me this most delicous award!

The fine print for keeping the Happy torch lit:

A. List 10 things that make you happy.
B. Try to do at least one of them today.
C. Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. (Tag!! You're it!)
D. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, you then link back to my blog and create your own "makes you happy" list.

10 things that make me happy...the top 10 on my mind this morning, it has been a great weekend!
1)Coffee already made on sunday mornings, when I get up. Hubby makes coffee on sunday mornings.
2)Getting out of the house, for any reason. Spent the whole day saturday out of the house.
3)Getting my truck back! Woohoo!!! Hubby and his bf fixed hubby's truck Saturday!
4)Finally getting to purchases something, I've been saving for. In just a few minutes, I will be going to get that dresser I have been pining for.
5)Nice peaceful mornings. This is pretty much every day, I love just sitting in silence and drinking my coffee.
6)Hubby laughing his butt of at either reading the comics or watching old cartoons. This is happenning right now, he is making me laugh. I rented the old Johnny Quest cartoon for him. He's loving it!
7)Visiting with my bf! I miss that gal. We spent the whole day together, crocheting, knitting, watching tv, talking non stop, playing a game of sequence, clipping dogs nails, shopping and preparing supper. Faboulous day!
8)after being gone 11 hrs, finding no puppy accidents. Good Puterheadz!!!
9)Old movies. This is all the time, anytime. I love them old movies.
10)Having bills be less than what I budgeted them for. Getting hubbies truck fixed was half the cost we had budgeted it for. Double Woohoo!!

I'm going to use this oppertunity to introduce some of the new people I have recently discovered, plus some not so recent.
And the award goes to:

1) Lucy, she is 80 yrs old and still manages to blog about the past and present times of her life.
2) Eternally Distracted , her posts on Lost in Translation, about her man Mec, are hilarious. Then there is the star Max, her cockatoo.
3) Kaylen, she's a single mom with a teenage boy, always good times.
4) Only a Movie, She's a teacher and I really like her humor.
5) Ocean Girl, She takes you to another culture and I find that very interesting.
6) Mrsbear, I love hearing about her adventures of raising kids.
7) South Dakota Cowgirl, I really like how she blogs about her experiences on a ranch, with horses, cows, and chickens.
8) Rabbit, he is truly random, you never know what he will come up with to post.
9) Bored Neoclassical Guy, I really like how he tends to throw in some history and/or science to his posts, plus he is very crafty.
10) Living, Loving, Laughing , she's just so down to earth, I relate with her a lot.

The Best Blog Award given to me twice by Living, Loving, Laughing and by The Suburban Life !

The rules are to pass on to 15 people.

1) Zombie Mommy
2) Smart Mouthed Brod
3) What passes for sane on a crazy day
4) The Water Witch's Daughhter
5) The tired one
6) The technical Parent
7) Steph in the City
8) Sprite's Keeper
9) Ride My Mind
10) Pseudonymous High School Teacher11)
12) Menopausal New Mom
13) Life in the Slow Lane
14) Joanie's Random Ramblings
15) Islandroar

Then another from Mindy..The Suburban Life , the Lemonade Stand.

The rules are:
- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

The winners are:

1) A Valdese Blog
2) Everything is better on a stick
3) F8hasit
4) From the inside...out
5) Hugz Before You Go
6) Not Just Yer Momma
7) Redhead Ranting
8) Rockycat
9) Sas' Magical Mystery Tour
10) The Gert & Hildi Cronicles

I want to thank Spot, Mindy and Angelia for giving me these awards.

Well that's all Folks, have fun with your awards!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Da Puterheadz

Our adventures for Friday.

Wanta play?...

Getting ready...



Getting comfy on daddy's pillow...

Momma, did you hear that?...

What was it?...

We are on it!!...

Naptime on Baby Girl's favorite blankie...

Stitch, passed out from all the playing...

Taco, taking a break at momma's feet...

Man, this movie is Awesome!...

Yeah, those bird actors are a marvel...

Will you bring the popcorn?...

What? You want to watch too? Sorry all the seats are full.

Dinner after the movie...

This is a fabulous box!

Thanks Mom!

Well, I thought today I would just make my pets the star of the show, so I can get to work on my 100th post.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just Quit, Already!!

This post is not a direct response to Stephanie's post on smokers. Stephanie's post was very well done and informative.

This is just my thoughts and feelings toward the issue of being told over and over again to "Just Quit, Already!"

The biggest thing in reading the comments on Stephanie's post was the reference to smoking as a choice.

I wish folks would stop calling smoking a "choice". It may have been a "choice" when I was 11, but by time I was 14, it was a full blown addiction.

There was no "Smoking is bad for you" at the time that I started, it was just a part of life. Every male member in my family smoked either cigs or cigars. By time they got around to telling everyone it was bad, I was a full blown smoker.

Matter of a fact, there where bulletin boards all over the place advertising cigs and even ads in every magazine. Everywhere, were the prompts to smoke. Now society wants us to "just quit, already!"

I seriously don't think the economy could handle everybody quitting. States across the nation will lose billions in revenue. Yes, maybe in a couple of generations you will start seeing the benefits, such as in medical costs and healthier people.

As with most all the smokers I know that have quit, have substituted their habit for another habit, mostly eating. To me that will not make for healthier people, just fatter and with a different set of medical issues.

I have no answers here, just ramblings of an addicted mind scared about being forced to give up my stash. Or even worse yet being turned into a criminal, by being a smoker. Just the thought that people want to make smoking illegal, hurts my brain.

If they make smoking illegal, HOW will I get cigs? My mind is scrambling already! I truly feel like I'm going to have to go down some dark alley and secretly buy them from some gangster, like they did in the prohibition times.

How is smoking any different from drinking or drugs. Well let me tell you..I drank for over 30 years and it took me 6 months to quit. I did drugs for 3 years and it took me a whole year to ween myself off of it. I have not gone back to either one. I have tried to quit smoking 5 times and have never been successful.

As I sit here and I think of all the addictions I have had and quit. Sex, drugs, drinking, gambling, partying and I feel very proud of myself for tackling all of them. I have two addictions left, coffee and smoking. I can bet ya, if they made coffee illegal there would be an uprising from the whole country!

My mind has just went to all the "ways to quit smoking". All the gums and pills the advertise all over the tv. First, that gum is disgusting! Second, have you heard all the side affects to those pills! That is scarier than dying a slow death.
I am confident that someday I will be able to quit successfully, but I really hate the idea of being forced to do it.

I totally get the fact that we need to find ways to keep the next generation from picking up a cig, I soo don't want my grandkids or nieces and nephews to pick up the habit.

I just wish they would find a way that didn't involve being discriminated against.

Just a few things I find to be crazy..

Bf got this: we can't continue to treat your breast cancer, unless you agree to quit smoking. She's been smoking for 50 yrs, like she would be able to quit. Get serious!

I HAD a elderly friend..naturally there was something wrong with him. The doctors told him he had to quit smoking, after smoking for more than 50 years. He went 2 weeks without smoking and died. His body went into shock!

If they make cigs illegal, they better get my room ready!

Well, I don't know if any of that made any sense, but thanks for listening to my rant.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chatting with Niece

I forwarded this e-mail....

Click to enlarge, so you can read it.

This is what Boo sent me back...
Aunt Heather is this a true story about the crust and when you were a little girl?

I saw she was online, so I started a chat with her...I laughed my way through the whole thing, she is sooo confusingly hilarious!

----- Our chat on Wed, 1/20/10 8:36 PM -----

Froggy (8:26 PM): No it is just something a friend sent me.
Boo (8:28 PM): OK because I was going to send it to my Best friends
Froggy (8:28 PM): Thats okay, do it. I bet they would really like it.
Boo (8:29 PM): OK I will tomorow
Froggy (8:29 PM): Enjoy all the mail I sent you, love you!
Boo (8:30 PM): I did But I am saving some of it forr tomrorow
Froggy (8:30 PM): Okay. Good night.
Froggy (8:31 PM): Yes, Good night.
Froggy (8:31 PM): About what?
Boo (8:31 PM): NO NO NO NO AND NO
Froggy (8:32 PM): LOL!!!
Froggy (8:33 PM): Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
Froggy (8:34 PM): It's an old song from a candy bar commercial
Froggy (8:34 PM): It was supposed to be funny
Froggy (8:35 PM): Have you ever had the candy bar Almond Joy
Froggy (8:35 PM): Or Mounds
Boo (8:35 PM): Aunt Heather I got To GO
Froggy (8:35 PM): Love ya bye
Boo (8:36 PM): AUNT HEATHER I GOT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boo (8:36 PM): OK BYE

(I thought we was done)
----- Our chat on Wed, 1/20/10 9:12 PM -----

Boo (8:39 PM): Aunt Heather I want to talk to you again
Froggy (8:40 PM): LOL!!!
Froggy (8:40 PM): What did you forget
Froggy (8:42 PM): Ohhh, I was thrown away for a friend.
Froggy (8:43 PM): Soooo...How was school?
Froggy (8:45 PM): What have you done in art clas?
Froggy (8:46 PM): Are you having fun with those colors? (She kept changing the size and color of her text)
Boo (8:47 PM): Today we watched a art moive.
Boo (8:47 PM): YES
Froggy (8:47 PM): What color is next?
Boo (8:48 PM): THEY ARE ON THE BOTTOM OF the page.
Froggy (8:48 PM): How was the movie?
Froggy (8:48 PM): LOLLOLOLOLOLO!!!!!!
Boo (8:49 PM): one min. she is in the bathroom.
Froggy (8:49 PM): Who am I talking to?
Froggy (8:49 PM): The big Boo
Boo (8:49 PM): mnoica
Froggy (8:50 PM): You can't even spell your own name!!! LOL!!
Boo (8:50 PM): I'm back
Froggy (8:50 PM): I can't stop laughing
Boo (8:51 PM): I can spell y own name Aunt
Froggy (8:51 PM): You mother can't
Boo (8:52 PM): I Know
Froggy (8:52 PM): Love this color game (I joined in on the game)
Froggy (8:54 PM): Again! Maybe you need to get another breathing treatment
Boo (8:54 PM): Let me type
Froggy (8:54 PM): what? LOL!
Froggy (8:55 PM): 1000 mokeys just landed on Boo's keyboard
Froggy (8:55 PM): Now I can't spell
Boo (8:56 PM): The movie was not that great because the words went by so fast that you couldn't even read them.
Boo (8:57 PM): OK Aunt Heather you are going to have to let ME type so you can get your answers
Froggy (8:58 PM): LOL!!!
Boo (8:58 PM): WHAT IS ?
Boo (8:59 PM): I take that back
Boo (8:59 PM): I meant WHAT
Froggy (8:59 PM): I don't know anymore!
Boo (9:01 PM): Anymore of WHAT I just told you about my movie I watched today.
Froggy (9:01 PM): You are going to be the star of my next blog.
Boo (9:02 PM): AH heaaaaaa ME
Boo (9:02 PM): DSr
Froggy (9:02 PM): Boo is hammering out a wicked comeback
Froggy (9:03 PM): Boo is typing something utterly brillant
Boo (9:03 PM): WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Froggy (9:03 PM): What is DSr?
Froggy (9:03 PM): LOL!
Boo (9:04 PM): I was playing around
Froggy (9:04 PM): Me too!
Froggy (9:04 PM): You crack me up!
Boo (9:04 PM): mdkfjjg'gjoufsjg
Froggy (9:05 PM): What? LOL!
Boo (9:05 PM): LOL! I crack My self Up also
Froggy (9:06 PM): Can I go do my blog now? Before I pee my pants!
Froggy (9:07 PM): Brb, gotta go to the potty!
Boo (9:07 PM): BUT GO TO THE BATHROOM AND COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Froggy (9:08 PM): K, I'm back
Boo (9:09 PM): Were is the [o]
Froggy (9:09 PM): Why do I feel like I am in school?
Boo (9:09 PM): HURY UP
Froggy (9:10 PM): Hurry up for what?
Boo (9:11 PM): BECAUSE you took to long
Froggy (9:11 PM): getting a little big for your britches!
Boo (9:11 PM): WHAT
Froggy (9:12 PM): To old of a phrase, sorry.
Boo (9:13 PM): change the color of your words
Froggy (9:13 PM): How's that?
Boo (9:14 PM): GOOD
Froggy (9:14 PM): I need to get back to work
Boo (9:14 PM): What are we going to talk about
Froggy (9:15 PM): Nothing, I have laughed way tooo much already
Boo (9:15 PM): Because I love you and I never get to see you
Froggy (9:16 PM): I know, I'm sorry
Boo (9:16 PM): Why are you sorry
Froggy (9:17 PM): That we don't get to see each other very much
Boo (9:17 PM): OH that
Froggy (9:17 PM): Isn't it past your bedtime? Don't you have school in the morning?
Boo (9:18 PM): OH great
Froggy (9:18 PM): What? How is that an answer?
Boo (9:19 PM): How bout we get off line and talk on the phone
Froggy (9:19 PM): sounds good to me.
Boo (9:19 PM): LOL
Froggy (9:20 PM): Boo is in the zone, wait for the AHA moment

I call her and she gives the phone to her mother.
In the background she says...I only talk online!

LMAO!! My tummy hurts from laughing so much!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting Old Humor

I just had to share this e-mail with yall, it is hilarious!

I am OFTEN having to go to my mother's house to "fix" her televisions. She will get the t.v. off of channel 3 or something that makes it unable to get the dish working for her. Always one of those things where I hit one button, and fix it. A friend, and neighbor of my mother's, was talking with me about this. He has to do the same with his parents who live in the neighborhood. He said a friend of his, however, had the best story. He was at work, his mother called because she couldn't get her television working. He was going to try over the phone to see what she had done (believe me--that NEVER works), but he was trying. He asked her about the t.v. being on channel 3, the dish box being turned on, etc. He then asked her what she was getting when she tried to change the channels. She said "doesn't matter what button I hit, I keep getting a busy signal." She was using the portable phone to try and change the channels.


An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: 'They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and
even the accelerator!' she cried. The dispatcher said, 'Stay calm. An officer is on the way.' A few minutes later, the officer radios in 'Disregard.' He says.
'She got in the back-seat by mistake.'


Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters,
'Was I getting in or out of the bath?' The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know. I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses 'Was I going up the stairs or down? The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters, she shakes her head and says, 'I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood.' She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door.'



Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?' 'No,' the second man replied, 'it's Thursday.' And the third man chimed in, 'So am I. Let's have a beer.'


A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say 'Supersex.' She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair.. Flipping her gown at him, she said, 'Supersex.' He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, 'I'll take the soup.'


Now this one is just too Precious...LOL!

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.

One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me ... I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought And thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is..

Her friend glared at her for at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?'



As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, 'Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!' 'Heck,' said Herman, 'It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!'



Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went Through a red light.'

After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.

At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, She turned to the other woman and said, 'Mildred, did you know that we just ran
through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!'

Mildred turned to her and said, 'Oh, crap, am I driving?'

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stuff Around the House

My collection of pale green glass jars with cork tops, on my bathroom counter.

Total ensemble $10, most all was found at flea markets and thrift stores.

Two jars filled with sea shells and one with a stalk of fake grass.

Shell tea candle holder is one of a pair and was found at the Dollar Tree.

The coral with turtles is one of the presents from MIL.

Everybody have a great day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cutting costs

I have been trying to rack my brain to figure out where I can squeeze extra money. What can I downsize or just quit buying?

I don't go anywhere all week, until the weekend. Then it is maybe the dollar stores and grocery shopping, that's it. We don't go out to eat, I don't go to starbucks and spend a small fortune.

I decide to try to see what the internet has to say about saving money:
Yahoo Finance Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters.

Convenience stores..already quit going to those.

Cell Phones..Already getting the least amount of minutes, on my prepaid phone. Plus I hardly use it, I don't text nor do I have a fancy phone.

Soft drinks..We stopped doing those years ago, along with any kind of alcoholic drinks.

Unnecessary Bank Fees..Our bank only gets maybe $5 a month. Debit costs .25 and credit is free. I average about .50 to .75 a week in charges. I really don't think that can be downsized.

Magazines..I already stopped all magazine subscriptions and don't buy any at the stores.

Annual Credit Card Fees..Never heard of this one, so I guess that means we don't pay any.

25 Ways to Cut Costs on Just About Everything:
Just incase you don't want to check this one out, I will try to expain what they are talking about.

Sweat For Less..I have never joined a gym, to me that would be like paying someone to tell me I'm fat! Not in this lifetime!

Tee Off..We don't golf! Although hubby did take me to the put-put golf place, it was fun!

Blow Cold..this one was neat, buy a special kind of blower and put it in your attic and your electric bill will go down. This could possibly work, but I'm trying to save money now. I don't have money to spend, to save money later and I don't have an attic!.

Fly Right.. A working vacation! LOL! I don't go anywhere! I guess this would be good for those with no responsabilities and have the luxuary of nothing to do.

Dress Amish..This would require buying amish style clothes! The last things I bought was bib alls for hubby and a housecoat for me, before that was 3 smocks(on the clearence rack) from the dollar general last summer.

Slow Down..The slower you drive, the less fuel you use. This one we already started doing a few years ago when gas prices went crazy.

Follow The Sun..Install solar panels! If I had $2500, I wouldn't be trying to find some money!

Wear It Well..Find ways to get designer clothing at cheaper prices. I haven't ever worn a designer anything.

Sail Away..But work on the cruise line, I wish I could!

Cut A or rent videos about how to do things yourself. I haven't had my hair cut by a professional in almost two years and we already do things without turning for outside assistance!

Become A Writer..Make lists and stick to them. Okay to be honest, I do make a grocery list. I always seem to manage to get at least one extra item, usually something that I forgot to put on the list.

Pack It In..Sell your baggage space. Again, I don't go anywhere. I'm beginning to think I am the only person that doesn't travel.

Bank Better..Change your rates. I don't have a mortgage and my credit cards are doing okay, so far.

Take A Seat..Work as a volunteer at the concert halls or theaters. This isn't going to help me save money, but it is an interesting idea.

Bundle Up..Combine insurances to one policy. Now, we have thought about this one, but it would require getting house insurance. So, really we would be spending extra.

It's really starting to sound like we are hillbillies! LOL!

Get Well..Get you meds for less. This one sounds really great! Only thing is..we aren't on any meds.

Add Some Spice..Not what your thinking!! This idea would be great if I did a lot of cooking. If I was to buy my spices in bulk, I would have them forever.

Ditch The Fir..I have my 4foot fake tree, thank you very much!

Beat The Crowds..Buy after Christmas. I've been doing this one for many many years already!

Score Points..Do your shopping on major sports events. Never heard of this one! I don't think their talking about store chains!

Call Late..Another advice on traveling. Seriously!

Move In..Buy a new house! I just did and it costed $3500 and I'm still paying on it!

Check It Out..I admit, if I wasn't so leary of going through another company for my checks, I would do this one.

See Double..Share your magazine subscriptions. This would cost me more, I would have to drive to my friends house or mail them. Besides, I cancelled all magazines!

Trim The Fat..Look over your reciepts for the year and see where you are throwing your money away. In the beginning of last year, I did spend some bucks on getting this house decorated. I probably could have cut back on all that, but most of what I bought was at the thrift stores and flea markets. It's not like I go out and buy everything brand spanking new. So, I might be able to save some money here, since most of the decorating is done.

I did go to more pages, but It just seems like they are for people a little to a lot more well off than us. I did find this Here to Some really great ideas and helpful links.

I'm wondering if you, my fellow bloggers have some suggestions or ideas, that you use to cut costs.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Once upon a time, I met the hubs and he was living with a friend. This friend was living in a trailer that his mother owned. This trailer was on a piece of property that was owned by a very friendly but scrooge type character. We will call him Posey and his land was called Poseyville. Poseyville only had 12 spaces for trailers or campers.

Hubs takes me down this long (1 mile) dirt road that is canopied by trees, that curves and goes over a little tiny bridge. The scene opens up before my eyes and I was suddenly a little scared. It looked like I had been taken to a hippie village, first clue...a very old black and white school bus, being used to live in.

I eventually got over this feeling, after meeting some of the neighbors. Hubs and friend make an agreement and traded hubs car for the trailer. Hubs and I had and lived in this trailer for 17 years, friend had car 2 years. It really was a great deal, considering the lot rent was only $75! I feel in love with the area and it's privacy and all the neighbors. This is the area, I met my bestest friend.

Posey, yes he was a scrooge when it came to money,

but nobody could have had a more friendly landlord. He would lend you money to help you out, but of course there was interest and collateral. Posey had all kinds of businesses that he had part of and property out the yahoo. At one time he was worth a lot of money, but always lived on the low key of things. He got real sick and was unable to keep up the maintenance of his trailers and people started leaving. We were the only renters of land only. In 04' this lovely man died, leaving all of his and his fathers worldly goods to his daughter. We will call her "The Wasteful Wench".

The Wasteful Wench lived up on the corner (where the yellow lines come together) in another trailer park that Posey had bought en for her. She assured all the remaining residents that things would remain just as they were. At this time there was only four renters left.

After a few years of living in blind security, rumors started to fly about The Wasteful Wench. Rumor had it that she was selling off all of her fathers land and businesses. Panic ensued through out the community, community being what was left of the renters and even through out her own trailer park.

The Wasteful Wench and her hubby was living the high life, buying cars, going on cruises and trips to Vegas. But yet still continuing to show and complain about financial troubles. She sold the whole corner up the road, to a fast food chain. In doing that she closed down a tire shop, beauty saloon, bar and her own trailer park. My bestest friend was living in her trailer park at the time and they received a piece of paper in the mail, telling them to vacate the sold property in 30 days.

Rumor also had it that it was going to happen to us, we were the only renters left. (I had talked to her the month before, worried cause I knew our $75 wasn't even covering the taxes and she never mentioned anything.) I called her, to find out for sure. She told me..the property is not up for sale YET, it WAS still a possibility. She reassured me that if it was to go up on the market, she would let me know. She highly doubted that it would sell, due to the fact that it is in a flood zone. This pacified me for about a month! Until I got a knock on the door, by two men wanting to have a look around.

From that moment on, I was on a mission to get out of there as soon as possible. Just finding a new place took me six months and the move another month. If we had waited till we got notice, we would have ended up on the streets or living with someone. We had 17 yrs worth of HUBS stuff! I knew it would not be possible to move it all with in a month.

Ever since the move 1 1/2 years ago, we have mourned over the loss of our little sanctuary. Hubs was convinced that we jumped the gun and could have held out there for a few more years. For me that was just not a healthy way to go, sitting around for that notice and then having to scramble to go somewhere. The uncertainty of it all would have drove me crazy!

Yesterday hubs comes home and tells me that the property did sell and they plowed the whole place down and turned it into a pasture for horses.

I totally feel validated in my paranoia! Hubs verbally said...I was right!

The Wasteful totally broke and living with her mother! She managed to sell all that her father and grandfather had built (their whole lives) and flew through all that money in five years!

I am glad we managed to get out of there in time, but man I sure do miss the serenity of Poseyville.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It Was an All Nighter

Hubby has been getting up late for the last few mornings. He says I need to move my bed back out to the living room so that when the alarm clock goes off. He is joking, sorta. Also I will be there to wake him up and spend time with him in the mornings, drinking coffee, like I used to.

I used to (before the computer came into the house) go to bed around 11pm and get up at 4am with him. Spend about an hour (or more) with him before he had to leave and then go back to bed for another 2 hours. Now I go to bed around 1 or 2 and get up after he is already gone. Basically I left him to fend for himself, bad wife!

Now he is trying to throw down these little hints, that I am slacking. Don't get me wrong, this is not a rant. I truly feel like crap that I have been disrupting his morning routine.

So last night I stayed up all night. I forced myself to stay up till 4:30am. I stayed up with him for a whole thirty minutes, before he says:
"Dear why don't you go back to bed"
Me..ummm.. cause I haven't been to bed yet.
Hubby..You stayed up all night!
Me..Yup, I didn't want you to be late again.

Believe me, he was impressed. I felt validated that it was worth it and promptly went to bed!

Now, I am hoping to manage to get back on track, as to giving hubby his time with me in the mornings. This is going to take some time to reset my clock. So, if I fail to get around to your posts or even do my own post, please bear with me. I will be sleep deprived!

I am heading out to get another alarm clock, right now!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Big Girl Magazines

Now, I'm sure you have seen me say I am a big girl. I'm not talking about "I'm a big girl now", no I mean I am a biggg girl. The last time I saw any size under a ten, I was in the fifth grade.

There, the secret is out! Relief. Naw, not really, but oh well!

I reveal this, cause I have an issue right in front of my eyes. An issue that has me pretty crazed right now.

Let me give you a little background...
Many years ago, a got a flyer in the mail. I thumbed through it and found a cute nightgown for only 6.99+tax. I ordered it in my big girl size and was very pleased. I then started getting a bunch of magazines from all over the place selling big girl clothes. After the first year of many magazines, I began to noticed a trend that was irritating to me then and still irritates me.

See if you can see, what is wrong with these pictures...

Well, did you figure it out?

Just in case you didn't...I'll tell you.

Nothing about those pics say here are some big girl clothes! None of these women are big girls! Now don't get me wrong, they are beautiful, gorgeous even.

Here's the issue...

How are big girls supposed to know what the garments are going to look like on their own bodies? Are we supposed to visually blow these models up?

I have gone through the whole magazine and all of the models look like (they put the smallest garment of the sizes they sell) the clothes are swimming on them.

I know that if I was to buy garment #3 (which I want to), it is not going to hang so lovely on me as it does the model.

Then they have to have this model for us to compare to...

Check out how skinny her arms are!

The bras are just as bad. They have some beautiful bras, but once you start putting bigger stuff in them, they don't look so great anymore. (Sorry guys, I'm not putting up pics of boobies)

I guess all I'm saying is...if they really want to appeal to the larger women, they need to get larger women as models or at least be true to what they are selling, which is BIG GIRL clothes!.

What do you think?