Monday, February 12, 2018

Can you believe this......

Here it is Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.  It has been years since I have even been able to get into this blog.  Today I thought, WTF  I'll give it another try and presto...  here it is, all of it and it is letting me in to do stuff.  Miracles never cease to amaze me.

Many blogs ago I promised myself that I would start to blog again.  I can't seem to get a grip on "do it now".  My mind is forever set in procrastination mode.  If anyone out there has some great ideas on how not to procrastinate and do it know...  please let me know.  I'm totally out of constructive ideas.

Quote of the day: 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.            Maya Angelou

... and a whole lot less procrastination.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Have you seen the Majic 100 ad on TV?   The girl says she loves her job.  It's low pay, long hours, no vacation but they only get Majic100 on the radio so it's the best job ever and she loves her job.  Really?  Every time it comes on I promise myself I will never listen to that radio station.  What a dumb commercial. Irritates the hell out of me every time I see it.  

BRB.  Gotta go and refresh the coffee.

There is nothing like a fresh, hot cup of coffee.   Today it is raining, damp and cold.  I turned the heat on in my studio/office.  These old bones just don't like the chill.
Enough for this morning.  I leave you with a quote from Oscar Wilde:

"The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them."
-Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Another day...

OMG I have been in such pain lately.  Even little movements hurt.  And yes, I am taking pain meds but they just don't seem to be helping.  I see the doctor today.  Maybe bigger meds are called for.  At this rate I am not going to get anything done that needs doing.

Halloween is tonight.  Can't wait to see all the kiddies and their costumes.  I love Halloween.  Here are a few pics that I have culled from FB that I think are adorable.  Hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A new man... Yipee

Well here it is, months since I last posted.  I'm so not good at this.  Not much new in my world.  New grandson, Jordan, and another due any moment.  I'm blessed...  I think.  Christmas will be the tell.  LOL

NEW MAN in my life.  David.  He is the most amazing man I've ever come across and I do love him dearly.  Anyone that can put up with me on a full time basis is truly a gem.  According to one of my life long buddies, I'm a "challenge"...  stubborn, pig headed, never listens, can't budget or balance my money etc, etc.  Good thing I have Dave to keep it all straightened out for me.

I'm working Sundays now.  Every little bit helps especially this time of the year.  I can't believe that Christmas is, once again, just around the corner.  Where does the time go?

Dave chillaxing!

My kids of course think I am now old AND crazy but what do they know anyway.  They are too young to appreciate the finer points of a relationship in later years.

I leave you with a quote from  Lao Tzu  " Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  by Henry Van Dyke

Friday, October 21, 2011


Chocolate Bits... Who are they kidding?

According to Kellog's Special K Cereal commercials if I am craving chocolate at 9pm I am going to go to the cupboard and get a bowl of cereal with chocolate chunks in it and be happy. Who the blazes are these people?
If I am craving chocolate at ANY TIME you can bet your bippy I am NOT going to go and get a bowel of cereal no matter how "chocolatey" it is supposed to be. I am going to get dressed, drive to the nearest Mac's and get a big, huge, chocolate BAR. And I am going to eat the whole bar. Probably I would buy extras so I wouldn't have do run out in the night again.

For all of you folks who like chocolate... would you be happy with chocolate bits in your cereal in place of your fave bar? So far I haven't come across anyone who wouldn't prefer the bar. Leave me a note and let me know.

Yahoo Groups that Die

Today I went searching for a group to join.. well several actually. I did join a few and after joining I found out that they were all spam and had been for months or even years in some cases.

These groups had DIED slow horrible deaths. So, when the moderators/owners of these groups saw the writing on the wall, why on earth didn't they delete the groups so people who search for groups wouldn't waste their time on this garbage.

After searching through pages and pages of groups, you finally find one you want to join and bang... it's crap.

After these groups die, why doesn't yahoo wipe them out so the names can be reused or so people don't get fooled into joining what looks like a live group.

GRRRRRRRRR I hate that!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ain't it the truth!

I received this in my mailbox today.  Got a good laugh out of it.  At the rate of inflation and my meager savings this may be my only option.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back at the keyboard again...

I have absolutely no self-discipline and I will admit it freely.  Staying on a schedule, following a planned anything, doing the same simple thing daily etc, etc, all elude me.   Grandma said it was because I was a free spirit which is just a nice way of saying you have no self-discipline.  God Bless Grandma.

It has been months since I have managed to update my blogs and I have no excuse really.  I have been bored, so I really could have.

I do think I know what part of my problem has been lately though...  I am an artist without a studio and no place to "create".  Art was a daily part of my life for years.  My oldest daughter and my two perfect grandchildren moved in with us in June.  She got the big room and we moved into my studio.  I packed everything up and stored it away.  I do believe I am going through and immense withdrawal.   And it sucks.

I want my "stuff" back and I want my studio back and I want to make a mess and cut and glue and paint and do all the wonderful things I did before.  I miss my stuff.

Okay, so I'm whining but at my advancing age (60 in January/11)  I don't do change well.   I didn't do change well when I was young.  I DON'T LIKE CHANGE AND I WANT MY STUFF BACK.

There, I've updated the blog, whined and now I will go and create a salad for the BBQ at noon.

Happy Day Everyone.

Today's Quote:

No one likes change but babies in diapers.   -- Barbara Johnson

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Promises, promises

I have often promised myself that I would get it all together and blog everyday.  And I break all the promises of course.  If I don't get a blog in, in the morning then it never gets done.  I'm so going to try to blog everyday again.  We'll see.

Love email attachments from people.  They send all sorts of wonderful pictures and jokes, FYIs and other cool things.  Got some new pics this morning.  And a new joke.  Love it.

So just how cold was it in Florida?

And now the joke......

Husband Store
A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'
So she continues upward . The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth f loor and the sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. (scroll and keep reading!)

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.
T he second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.
The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

The chance of a piece of bread falling buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.    Murphy. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ya Just Gotta Have Fun...

I have come to the time in my life when I would rather have fun stuff than practical...  funky rather than classic... weird and wild rather than familiar and sedate.  Gee...  I must be getting old.  LOL

If I was a teenager in this time and place I would have hot pink, white and black streaked hair and piercings and tattoos in all manner of places.  I would wear dog collars and bright funky clothes and high platform shoes and crazy socks.  ( well I do wear crazy socks now).   I would want to be eccentric and strange and extroverted and have a whale of a good time.  I'd like to shock and annoy and amaze and just be a free spirit in all directions.

Of course I have kids, grandkids, a husband and am 59 years young so I have tried to retrain myself all these years.  Do I have to continue to do that?????

I want to have fun... even doing simple things.   Like email.  I want fun email.  Not the plain white backgrounds and the tiny little emoticons.  I want big animated things that annoy the people I send email to.   So I got Incredimail.  I love it.   Not only is it fun, fun, fun but it automatically picked up every email address I have and added them to the accounts list.   It checks them all at one time and it does it with Pizzazz.

Now that I have fun mail I have to look for other ways to have fun with my computer...  other than just online gaming.

I leave you with a quote by Jim Cole:  “Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant”

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Which Way Are You Goin’ Jim Croce

Which Way Are You Goin’

Which way are you going, which side will you be on
Will you stand and watch while, all the seeds of hate are sown
Will you stand with those who say, let his will be done

One hand on the bible
One hand on the gun
One hand on the bible
One hand on the gun

Which way are you looking, is it hard to see
Do you say whats wrong for him, is not wrong for me
You walk the streets, righteousness but you refuse to understand

You say you love the baby
Then you crucify the man
You say you love the baby
Then you crucify the man

Everyday, things are changing, words once honored turned to lies
People wondering, can you blame them
Its to far to run, and to late to hide
Now you turn your back on, all the things that you used to preach
Now its let him live in freedom, if he lives like me
Well you light has changed, confusion rains, what have you become

All your olive branches turned to spears
When your flowers turned to guns
Your olive branches turned to spears
When your flowers turned to guns