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February 10, 2016

Beary Sweet

wow!  where has the time gone?  the days just fly by and now it's a week since my last post.  i remember when i posted daily and then some.  now, with facebook my posting is not that frequent here at all.  not sure if i like that or not!

anyway, i FINALLY called my doctor and..... she's in california and will return on friday.  soooooooo, i'll call her then and make an appointment for next week and DEMAND either an x-ray or MRI.  i can hardly walk anymore and i'm ALWAYS in pain.  this is no longer fun!!!!  will keep you posted.

the weather has turned cold - very cold - below 0 cold.  good thing i work close to home - very close - 4 miles close!  anyway, my day off was yesterday and i DID get some playtime in.....

i can't believe my grandson will be 2 in a few weeks... and yes, 
i have his birthday card waiting.  thought i'd surprise him
with a valentine's card!

i belong to the the 2Cute Ink monthly club and, believe me, heidi's
images are just that... 2 cute!!!  this is beary sweet.  i thought
he'd be good for a valentine.  i stayed away from the traditional
reds.  i like how this turned out!

well, off to work today and for a pedicure and leg massage.  life i good!  thanks for stopping by!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....Wise Italian Grandfather
An old Italian man in Brooklyn is dying. He calls his grandson to his bedside, "Guido, I wan' you lissina me. I wan' you to take-a my chrome plated ...38 revolver so you will always remember me."
"But grandpa, I really don't like guns.. How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?"
"You lissina me, boy! Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos. "
"Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man. "Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'Times up!' "?

now THAT'S funny!



February 04, 2016

Wish Big

truth be told, not much going on.  the office moved into it's new location and it's spacious.  i'm at the front desk and i love it.  i get to see people coming in and out to visit the other stores in the building and i get to look out the window to the main street.  it's really nice.

i did get into my craftroom, so here's one for ya....

i don't think this gets any easier.
a scrap of paper for the candle, die cut "wish"
and sticker BIG.
about says it all... ya think?

weather is ... well it's mild but i call it cold.  it's in the 30s.  actually it's all over the 30s; but i'll take it.  NO SNOW and another day closer to spring!

not much else going on.  boring but good.  i put myself on a low-carb diet.  i need to drop 10 lbs.  wish me luck.

happy FEBRUARY!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....  God's Plan for Aging
> > 
> > Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
> > 
> > Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
> > 
> > Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.
> > 
> > So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.

and we all say.... AMEN!


January 31, 2016

The End of January

the last day of january.  where in the world did the month go?  way too fast for sure... and i'm about done with winter - even tho it has been very mild.  hence, time to change the blog look.

so, i should recap the month......  not much of anything.  a little bit of everything and alot of nothing.
mojo comes and goes... mostly goes and easter will be here before ya know it and i still need alot of cards!

my left leg aches ALL THE TIME.  i don't mind limping but i can't stand the constant pain which is the worst once i get into bed; so my sleeping SUCKS.  it's been 3 yrs since my fall.  i guess it's time to ride my doc's butt about doing something.  i can't stand it anymore!

tomorrow i go to my job in a new location!  should be fun and i'm looking forward to it.  it's still in my neighborhood and close to home.  i've been very blessed because my 2 co-workers have not had me do anything to help for the move.  i guess age does have it's advantages.

anyway, here's one of the cards i finally got around to doing... trust me, i need more than easter cards.  my stash has gotten very low....

no clue where i got this image from but i've had it for ever!!!
i like the colors here too.  did i really do this?  LOL

off to sunday service.  supposed to be in the low 40s but rainy... which doesn't help the ache in my leg.  i really do apologize for complaining, but i think i've finally had enough!

have a great week!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....


'A SHOT OF WHISKEY'
In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a
glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey. 

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by a
belt of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9
yards) long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have 
given it the whole nine yards.


BUYING THE FARM This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an
average farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.


IRON CLAD CONTRACT
This came about from the ironclad ships of the Civil War. It meant
something so strong it could not be broken.
PASSING THE BUCK / THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the Buck knife company. When playing poker it as common to place one of these Buck knives in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new dealer. If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the next player. If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there". 

RIFF RAFF
The Mississippi River was the main way of traveling from north to
south. Riverboats carried passengers and freight but they were
expensive so most people used rafts. Everything had the right of way
over rafts which were considered cheap. The steering oar on the rafts
was called a "riff" and this transposed into riff-raff, meaning low 
class. 

now don't you feel smarter???


January 27, 2016

Easter

i tell you, DO NOT WISH YOUR LIFE AWAY!!! by the time you hit your 60's, it will go by faster than you ever expected!!!  i cannot believe january is just about gone.  at least our winter has been fairly mild with very little snow.  now THAT'S the kind of winter i can live with.

did a little more work on some easter cards......

found this image on PINTEREST and just loved it.
so, i'd say... easy peasy.

tomorrow is my last day at the office.  NO, i did not lose my job.  we are moving.  so as of monday, Feb. 1 (holy crap!  february already!!) i will be in a new location - which is just around the corner from where we are now.  i will also become the receptionist!  i love being a receptionist.  get to meet alot of people!!!  my only complaint - again - is that the bathroom is DOWNSTAIRS and that's 12 stairs at that.  my legs have been easing up on the pain so maybe i'm just being overly anxious.  we shall see.

not much else new on the homefront.  puppy is bored to tears tho i did have her outside the other day and played ball with her.  she was one very happy camper!  

all else is good.

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM....  Best senior pick-up Line
A  very elderly gentleman,walks into an upscale cocktail lounge.  He was in his
mid nineties.   He was very well dressed, hair
well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel and
smelling slightly of a good after shave.
The image he presented was that of a perfectly groomed
man,  Seated at the bar was an elderly really classy looking lady, (mid eighties). 
 
The sharp old gentleman walks over and sits along side her.  He orders a drink.
He takes a sip.  He slowly turns to her and says,
"So tell me, do I come here often?"

yep.  that's about it!