Sunday, August 30, 2009

Glad this Week is Over!!!!

I just need to vent a little before Monday rolls around and it starts all over again. This past week has been a real hoot.Things were going pretty good until Last Wednesday(I should have saw it coming right then). I was on my way to work and started to let the window down in my SUV when a noise like a shotgun went off,then the window fell down.Cha-Ching 300 dollars to repair that! I'm still fairly calm at this point,things happen. The next day is my off day,so naturally I'm doing house work and washing and catching up for the week. Things where still fairly calm and peaceful when I heard another loud noise. So,crisis #2,the washing machine goes out. Have you ever tried to wring out a king sized quilt with your bare hands? It must have weighted 100 lbs.By now my blood pressure is rising. I had already decided I would have to buy a new washer,I wasn't about to go through what I did a few months ago with the dryer,trying to fix it and having to buy one anyway. I knew it was time to calm down a moment before I made anymore decisions, so here I go to the computer to post(and whine)to everyone that I believed that I was cursed!!! You guessed it, THE COMPUTER CRASHED!!!!! I spent hours working on it to no end. On top of everything else I was having computer withdrawals. At this point I was convinced there was a voodoo woman somewhere sticking pins in a doll with my name on it. My poor son called about that time and had to hear my wrath(sorry babe). So,I thought,crap happens,deal with it. I did,I now have a window that will go up,Cha-Ching,a new washer Cha-Ching,Cha-Ching and a restored computer I just got out of the shop Cha-Ching. BTW,I also have a new DVR on the way,it went out also and anything saved must be watched before it is changed out. I'm glad I'm caught up on General I have a positive attitude tho,This IS going to be a BETTER WEEK.....This IS going to be a BETTER WEEK.......this IS going to be...............Oh,hell,the computer is messing up again! Stay Tuned...........

Monday, August 24, 2009

In Memory of Tasha....10/07/94--8/21/09

A Dear Friend of mine lost her beloved Tasha last Friday to cancer. As all pet lovers know,this is not an easy thing. My heart goes out to Darlene in her time of loss. If you love pets,please say a little prayer for her and the other 3 furrychildren that have lost a sister. They grieve also. Till we meet again.

A beautiful and Loved Girl

Dear Darlene,I know nothing can stop the pain of your loss but I hope in some small way this might give you a little comfort.

A Letter From Tasha In Heaven

To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on."
God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.
God says: "If you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind."
"And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me."

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Pone of Cornbread!

A few Days ago I was Tagged By Joanne Moving Forward-Half Speed to share 7 Personality traits of mine. Well Joanne here goes,I'll give it my best shot.

In my lifetime I have been referred to as "One of A Kind" also "You dance to the beat of a different drummer". Then there's "They broke the mold when they made you",get my drift? Then theres my all time favorite "She's not hard to understand...She's as plain as a pone of cornbread". This used to hurt my feelings because when I was young I thought "Why am I so different?" As I got older I decided I was just "unique". Here are 7 of my Personality Traits,good and bad.

1.Honesty: Very,I know there are times we all have to tell little white lies,just to keep from hurting someone's feeling,but even then I feel guilty.I have been told that I am "brutally honest",but I'm working on that.

2.Compassinate: Yes,I'm the kind that roots for the underdog,I always try to put myself in their shoes,I feel everyone's pain,that load gets pretty heavy sometimes and has caused me problems in the past but I will still look for the good in all.

3.Responsible: More than I have ever been in my life.

4.Self Control: This is where I lose it. When it comes to taking care of myself. I'm a smoker and I eat all the wrong things.

5.Adaptability: I'm awful,I hate change.

6.Patience: Yes,this is something I have had to learn the hard way.

7.Decisiveness: Yes,I'm one of those boring people that thinks things to death before I make a move.

Well there you have it,little ole me. About the things people always said about me? As time marched on I decided if I was a rich little old lady,living in a big mansion,they would just call me "ECCENTRIC". I kinda like that one. I'm suppose to tag 7 people but most that follow me have already been tagged so I will let them off the hook,but if any of you would like to share with us your 7 Personality Traits,I would love it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What do You Think?

I'm sure most of you have already saw this,but for the few who haven't, I don't know about you but it made me feel really gullible.

Gasoline is Cheap

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ..... $10.32 per gallon

Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ..... $9.52 per gallon

Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon

Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 ..... $10.00 per gallon

Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ..... $33.60 per gallon

Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ..... $178.13 per gallon

Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ..... $123.20 per gallon

Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ..... $25.42 per gallon

Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 ..... $84.48 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER: Evian water 9 oz $1.49 ..... $21.19 per gallon?! $21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source.

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, Whiteout, or God forbid Pepto Bismal or Nyquil.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Max and Maggie......Ready for Bed!

We are waiting on Mama
She's on her way
And when she get's in here
Me and Maggie will pray

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove
My Mama she can hardly move!

I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"

I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my Mama's chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-

I'm her baby, don't you see?
For the morning's here
and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.

So thank you Lord for giving me
This loving Mama that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Longest Yard Sale '09

Several of us went to the longest yard sale this past weekend,we had such a good time exploring. I got quite a few goodies along the way. We had to go at the crack of dawn because it was so hot that day but we love it. We shopped till we dropped(from the heat). Just thought I would share a few pictures my Granddaughter took.

I just adore these old stores.

I have always wanted one of these,there just like my grandmother had when I was a child. Not this year,they wanted 400 dollars each.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I just feel like someone out there needs a lift or maybe it's me. I love this song.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Very First Award!

I am so thrilled........Today I got my first ever award! Gertrude Groggins over at Abstract Arboretum gave it to me and I just love it. Please visit her blog,you never know what she is up to next and she is such a sweetheart. I have to go now and climb down from cloud 9. Thanks again Gertrude. She left me no certain rules but I will be passing this along soon.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Night!

Hope you all are having a great Saturday Night,I'm sure there are a lot of exciting plans for you all. Just thought I'd drop in and say hello and share my big plans for the evening.I love going out and having a good time,but,just for tonight this is what I'am hoping for. Me&the remote&a blanket and a cozy spot on the.............
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Mama!

August 6th would have been my Mama's birthday. Have you ever noticed how many things we forget on a daily basis? Maybe a friends birthday or to give a deserving pat on the back or a dinner date. Yet no matter how long it's been or how hard you try to forget there are just some things that stop you in your tracks. like your Mama's birthday,even tho she has been gone for almost 10 years now. So I'm sending this out as a way to honor her on this day. Love you,miss you,thank you. Happy Birthday Mama.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just In Case.........

You missed this,a NEW motivation to exercise or IS it??????????

Monday, August 3, 2009

I'm Just A Junkin Junkie!

One of my most favorite things to do is going to The World's Longest Yard Sale,which runs from Aug.6th thru the 9th. I love getting out early and seeing all the bargains and people and unusual items people sell. I really love the antiques but they are very expensive,sometimes you can run up on a bargain. It's like treasure hunting to me and so relaxing. I like to find things I can restore or do something different with. Even just looking is sometimes like going through a museum of history,which I also love. So,here I have been looking forward to this for months,4 days of something I enjoy,actually, 3 days because I knew I had to work Saturday. Yesterday I'm told I had to work next Sunday too. I wasn't too upset because that still gave me 2 days to go treasure hunting. Well today rolls around and I find out I also have to work Thursday. So I'm down to 1 day. Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Just For A Moment......I'm Taking A.........

This is the Fisher Building in Detroit,Michigan,when I was a child growing up there this is where my cousin and I used to spend our Saturday or Sunday going to the matinee. Oh the glory of this place and the likes of Rock Hudson and Doris Day. There is no longer movies being shown there,the theater now is for broadway productions,but they will never outshine the memories of a little girl going to a 15cent matinee.

How tall was this to a 9 year old?

The beautiful entrance to the building.

I can still remember the sounds bouncing off the marble in the building.

I so took it all for granted.

So beautiful,nothing has ever compared.

I must have thought my Daddy owned this because he wore a badge like this to work everyday. Oh the thoughts of a child,little did I put together that he worked for GM,but I figured it meant something special,after all it was on the Fisher Theater wall.

Oh how I wish I could have found pictures of the theater inside,it was unbelieveable if only in my memories.