Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Wise Old Owl

Something dawned on me this morning just when I least expected it,(for all the smart butts,no it wasn't the sun).It was the fact that after all these years of making every mistake in the book,I can finally see where there might be a purpose for that.

For years now it seems I have spent a lot of time solving other peoples problems. Some have asked me why I continue to listen to this on a daily basis from so many different people.They asked because,they know I take everyone's problem to heart.I am a known worry wart who wants to fix everything for everyone. Isn't that suppose to be a male trait? Must have been all the estratest I took when I was younger.

The "something" that dawned on me this morning was that I love giving advice to people that are going through things that I have already been through. Hoping to make their journey a lttle smoother than mine. Weather they take that advice or not is up to them,but just knowing they think enough of me to ask my advice makes me feel like a wise old owl.

So bring it on, I'm pumped, I earned these gray hairs(under my haircolor),ask me anything, anything at all,I don't give a hoot.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Shih Tzu Mama

I am the mama of 2 shih tzus which I consider my furry children. They were both rescue babies and came to me at a time I needed them most. People say I spoil them rotten,I tell them that is the reason I have them. I have also been asked if I plan on spending the rest of my life single? Yes is my standard answer,and of course they want to know why I would prefer my furry children to a man. Here are some of the reasons why.

1.My dogs are always happy to see me.

2.Dogs are better protectors than men.

3.Dogs can be taught the word no.

4.Dogs don't take a handful of pills when their sick to keep from going to the vet.

5.Dogs can always find their way back home after a night on the town.

6.A dog will fetch the morning paper.

7.A dog wants to be near you.

8.You can ask the vet to snip him even if he objects.

9.Dogs dig in the garden sometimes.

10.You can leave a dog alone and not worry about what it will break.

11.Dogs whine less.

12.Dogs are not so careless about leaving puddles on the bathroom floor.

13.A dog is a faithful companion.

14.You can train a dog not to lie on the bed,a man always lies in the bed.

15.Most dogs are really good with children.

16.Dogs are happy just to snuggle.

17.Having a dog around can actually relieve stress.

18.A dog is for life.

American Idol Winner of 2021!

This little sweetheart is Drake Dixon,son of Singer/Songwriter Dillion Dixon(Paige). He has now made it into the official video "Boot's on" by Randy Houser,check it out at CMT. Come to think of it,he doesn't need American Idol.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away!

I think it has rained almost every day for the past 6 weeks. I'm afraid to complain too much because I know when it stops we are in for very dry weather. Oh what the heck, I have to complain. It's like a doggone swamp out there, you know it's bad when it smells moldy. Maybe I can mow and weedeat soon. I am trying to get a few things done in the house. Today I put away winter clothes and unpacked the summer stuff, I have to do that twice a year because there isn't enough closet space in this old house.The spare bedroom has become a store room so somethings gotta give which means I better get ready to part with something. I don't part with things to well,I always think I might need that for something one day.I'm going to stop this rambling now about my chore's, I'm sure you have all had about enough.As far as the rain goes,If no one hears from me in a few days,send the lifeboats. And I live on a mountain!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The pro's and con's of computer addiction!

Well guy's I'm addicted. There's no doubt about it,and here are the reason's why.

1.I have quit shopping which was my number one thing to do when I had time, but that saves alot of money so that's a pro.

2.I need to be spring cleaning,instead I'm on the computer.That's a con.

3.I have cut down drastically on my Grazing(snacking)so I could possibly lose a pound or two. That's another pro.

4.My furry children are feeling awfully unloved.Another con.

5.My spelling is improving(a little). That's a pro.

6.My soap opera is missing me. Another con, or is that a pro?

7.I'm thinking of quitting my job so I can spend more time blogging.Got to be a hmmm.

8.My friend's all think I ran away. That's a pro and a con.

9.My granddaughter now thinks I'm cool. We know that's a pro.

10.I have begun crying at the site of "0 comment's". I think that is a con.

Ok,let's tally up.That's 5 pro's and 4 con's and 1 undecided. Guess I'll see you all tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

NOOOOOO Archie,Please Don't!!

I know, This is 2 posts within 24 hours. But what the hell are they thinking. I have read my beloved Archie for at least 50 years. Now he will propose in an upcoming issue? Will it finally be Betty or Veronica? Will he make the obvious choice(Betty)or go for the gold(veronica)? Is nothing sacred, must everyone grow-up? Archie was my safe place, my road back to my youth and innocence. So Archie please,I'm begging you..... stay young forever for all of us.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I know, I promised that from now on I would keep this blog sane, but I have to share my last 24 hours. Late last night I went out to walk my furry children (Max and Maggie). It was so nice outside and as we walked along, Max, of course being his usual (I'm the man) self, chasing rabbits and moths and dragging me around, while poor little Maggie done her business and was looking at me with those eyes that said, boys! Well finally, Max settled down so we could enjoy our walk, as I was taking in the wonderful night air, I looked up toward the sky and for the first time in many many years, I saw the most perfect falling star. Of course I made a wish, But I felt it had special meaning because in about 2 hours it would be my birthday. I had enjoyed seeing the star so much I was sure that was my birthday present. Then today I got up as always and went to work, not thinking too much about my birthday. At my age(59) it's not something you really look forward to anymore. My children were coming tonight, which always is my happy time. As I was driving home and pondering back over my life and birthdays gone by, I thought to myself, birthdays just aren't the same when your Mama is gone. I don't know if it's the birth connection or just because Mama's make you feel special. But, I came on home, fed and walked Max and Maggie, who are always happy I'm home, and went to my computer. Now, my computer sits right next to the bedroom door where my invalid Daddy was for many years before he passed. I have lived in this house for the better part of 43 years and I know every sound this old house makes. I heard a noise and turn to see, and the door right in front of me was shaking back and forth(the door was closed). I knew someone was there, I investigated, but I knew in my heart I would find nothing. I said " I know your there, who is it?" It rattled again. That being my Daddy's room, I said "Daddy is that you?" Everything went silent........and I knew, I said " Mama, is that you?" And the door rattled three times as hard...........I said " Thank you for wishing me Happy Birthday, I know it's you and I love and miss you very much." The door never rattled again. Later, I knew better but I told my family what had happened, they just think I'm a little out there. But it's ok, because my Mama visited today.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The good old days---Part two!

Your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done and wore high heels.
Atomic War was a real everyday thought.
Men carried metal lunch boxes to work.
Mom was at home when the kids got home from school.
Nobody owned a purebred dog.
A quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter, a huge bonus.
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
The worst thing you could do at school was smoke in the bathrooms, flunk a test or chew gum.
A '55 Chevy was everyone's dream car -- to cruise, peel out, lay rubber.
People went steady and girls wore a class ring with an inch of wrapped yarn so it would fit her finger.
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.
You got in big trouble if you accidentally locked the doors at home, since no one ever had a key.
Lying on your back on the grass with your friends and saying things like "That cloud looks like a ...?"
Jumping waves at the ocean for hours in that cold water.
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game. Back then, baseball was not a psychological group learning experience; it was a game.
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.
Remember when being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home. Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we all survived because their love was greater than the threat.
Going to the bank meant going inside and seeing a teller - cashing a check - no automatic teller machines.
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do it over!"
"Race issue"; meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

The good old days--Part one!

Old Enough To Remember? Remember When?
Remember when... You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot!
Remember when...
All soft drinks came in bottles and you could get a deposit back.
Cars had no air-conditioning.
There was "free air" at all service stations.
There were S&H green stamps.
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.
You could go as a child and buy your mom a pack of cigarettes.
Music was on vinyl records 45 rpm and albums were 78 rpm.
There was one light (red) on top of police cars.
There was only AM radio.
Everyone took the bus to town.
You could go and see a live Jan & Dean concert for $3.00.
Gas was .26 a gal and ethyl was way too high at .30.
Typing class was noisy.
You only had GM, Ford and Chrysler making cars in the US.
Most of the change in your pocket was pure silver.
Football helmets came without face guards.
The Network News was only 15 minutes long.
Motor oil came in metal containers.
Toothpaste came in metal tubes.
The balcony at the movie theater had the best view.
Cracker Jacks had a decent and unusual prize in it.
The only sideburns you saw were on the pictures of dead presidents.
Every one you knew had a vaccination scar.
You believed everything the Government said.
The worst you could do socially was drink a beer.
Every house had a tall outside TV antennae.
You could call a doctor and he would come to your house (the same day).
Men put on a suit, they also put on a hat.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Most people would tell you I am usually not at a loss for words,but for some reason I am today. As an example of this, just the other day, I was reading some trivia,(my sons were here) that the average person talks 60 words per minute,when I heard my oldest say"she's doing twice that right now". So I really don't know where this mood is coming from but today I am blank. Maybe it's the weather, (dark and rainy) or maybe it's the deafening silence here today. This old house has saw 5 generations come through it and soon to be 6. So yes, the silence can get pretty loud sometimes, memories I suppose. But I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day, So until then, If anyone has any questions or topics they would like me to write on please throw them my way. It's getting bad when you blog about nothing to blog about. So stay tuned to the continuing story of a woman lost in silence.........................

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Silly Saturday

It's a rainy Saturday night and I'm in a silly mood so let's try something for fun. I thought I would ask a what if question and see what kind of response I get. Ok here goes; If you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be and why? I'll go first. "William Parrish" played by Anthony Hopkins in the movie "Meet Joe Black". AHHHH the perfect man in every way, kind, sweet, gentle, smart, honest, loyal, trusting,loving,classy and wise, not to mention easy on the eyes for someone his age. As for the reason why, because I have never had a man like that in my life. Ok, tag your it.

Christian the Lion

I know this is old news, but I ran across it again today and just wanted to share, in case there is one of you that missed it. Unconditional love is so beautiful.My favorite video,no matter how many times I watch it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Wow, I already said that didn't I? Wow,there must be an echo in here. Yes it's true I'm going to be a Great Grandmother. When did I get that old? If the 50's are the new 40's then I'm too young for this and I'm not going to mention the fact that I'm not that far off from the 60's. I went with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter today for a sonogram. A new life,a new beginning,the closest thing to heaven I think we ever see.I can almost smell it's breath,there's nothing any sweeter.Anyway,It's a Girl which I have no idea how they can tell that since she had her back to us the whole time.As I have said before,I have 2 granddaughters,from 2 sons.It goes without saying that I will love this baby,but as a mother of only sons,I am still holding out for a boy. It's been awhile since I rocked a baby boy. But as my granddaughter was leaving,after we arrived home,I gently stroked her tummy and silently thought to myself. Sweetheart,I love you,and if you ARE a little girl, you might want to reconsider and grow some balls,your going to need them in this old world.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rules for Teachers in 1872

I really got a kick out of this,I thought someone else might also.

1.Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys and trim wicks.

2.Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and scuttle of coal for the days lessons.

3.After 10 hours in school,the teachers should spend the remaining time reading the bible or other good books.

4.Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.

5.Any teacher who smokes,uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions,integrity and honesty.

6.Make your pens carefully;you may whittle nibs to the individual tastes of the pupils.

7.Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.

8.Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.

9.The teacher who performs his labors faithfully and without fault for 5 years will be given an increase of 25 cents per week, providing it is approved by the board of education.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day To My Mama

This is not an easy post for me.I lost my Mama,she will be gone 10 years next October.There are times when it seems like only yesterday,because I could not accept that my Mama was gone.I'm not sure I ever have. I will put flowers on her grave tomorrow,then hurry home,because home is where I can feel her presence. I know she watches over me.I love you Mama,Happy Mother's Day,I will meet you there.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Mother's Day is approaching and that makes me not only think of my Mother but also of Grandmother's. My paternal Grandmother was a very unique lady,a strong willed,brave and I think in alot of ways,ahead of her time. But then there were the superstitions that she made sure she taught me. She taught me well because I carry these with me till today(could be one reason that I'm a little OCD,well alot). Here we go.
It's bad luck to put new shoes on the table.
If you leave the house without something you need,don't go back,bad luck.
If someone is leaving,don't watch them out of site or they will never return.
Don't sing in bed,you will cry before morning.
Don't tell your dreams before breakfast,unless you want them to come true.
Crow's bring messages from the spirit world(by the way I love to hear them).
There will be a death in the family if a wild bird gets in the house.
Death always comes in three's.
Don't cut a baby's hair until it is at least one year old or it will not live.
Don't give a knife as a present,it will cut your love,have them give you a penny
as payment.
Don't let a baby see it's reflection in the mirror or it will die. And then there are the one's that are tried and true(never fails).If you hear a screech owl screeching ,someone you know will die unless you choke your wrist till it stops.(I really am sane,honest). My favorite of all because it really works is when you are ready to wean a baby from it's bottle, do it by the signs(the almanac)as long as the signs are at the knees or below, they will never give a problem. Worked on both my children. As you can imagine I could go on and on with this but I am sure by now there is a paddy wagon being sent my way. But I loved my grandmother dearly she was very special to me. I will be very blessed to find out my own grandchildren love me half as much. Was anyone else taught these things growing up? I will try to keep this blog sane from now on(maybe).

Sunday, May 3, 2009

SUNDAY,The day of rest.I have long since given up on trying to sleep late on Sundays,but I hope to make it till 7a.m. at least.No such luck!!!!The phone rings,"Is there any way you could cut my hair today?"........"Do you want breakfast?" I must have skipped school on the day we had our lesson on How To Say No!So,after I finished cutting hair and entertaining,I started doing my "To Do" list. Excuse me,I started after 3 more phone calls from people who think my number is the "Dear Abby" line. Anyway today I have served as a barber-which I am not, a beautician-which I am not, a groomer to 2 shihtzus-which I am not,but do in between visits to the real groomer. Prepared meals for my spoiled "furry kids", that will last for a week -10 days, I throw it in the freezer,saves time later.So,it's 13 hours later and I am on my last load of laundry and trying to share with you all. It's A GOOD THING it is raining or I would be mowing with the headlights on, Martha Stewart-I am not. I have also decided I don't need a DVR,the darn thing is full and I don't see a day of rest anytime soon.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

This can't be me........Or can it?

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'am sure you noticed I have added a playlist to my blog.I am having a ball,this blog is just what I needed. A way to relax, and this is the ticket. I chose songs on my playlist that I thought would be easy listening, for me anyway, most are pretty old. Maybe there will be 1 or 2 you will enjoy also,if not, simply shut it off. I have always loved,loved,loved music.I can't imagine a world without it. Got to run,we'll talk tomorrow..........Have a good one.