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July 21, 2014

Work It Girl

i'm getting lazy in my posts here.  seems like facebook has taken over and alot of my blogging friends are not posting as often as they used to either.  but that's ok.
my meds are still keeping me pain free and i have not yet heard the results on the xrays.
today and tomorrow are supposed to be hot and humid.
 i have a patio umbrella to return.  i've been wanting a patio umbrella for my back deck because it has sun all day long and i notice my wood is starting to dry. (i don't have enough room on my house to install an awning).   i thought a patio umbrella would work and i found one for 1/2 price at bed, bath and beyond.  i grabbed it.  however, (1) it's bigger than i wanted; (2) it must be weighted down at the base (and the base is NOT a solid base... it's 3 legged); and (3) it is NOT good for windy areas (duh).  i can get my hands on a weighted base and even bolt it to my deck.  however, i'd have to bring the rest of the umbrella into the garage every time it got windy (which is pretty often as i live in the WINDY CITY).  the umbrella is heavy.  that would NOT work for me.  a regular patio table umbrella would work better and be alot easier to take down.  soooooooooooo, today i am returning the umbrella.

i've been running around alot lately and haven't seen my play room in days.  i guess that's a good thing as i've been enjoying myself.
i still have NOT gotten painted as i'm waiting to hear if the person who said he'd paint for me will or will not need foot surgery.  i wish i could call my son and ask him to paint 2 rooms but he's got his own issues at the moment.  guess i'm just gonna have to break down and DO IT MYSELF.  oh, trust me, i'm NOT afraid to do it, i'm just procrastinating about it and THAT'S something i rarely do... procrastinate.  i'm more the INSTANT GRATIFICATION type.  but then, i've been enjoying my deck, being outside with puppy and lately, reading.  i'm NOT complaining.

anyway, i am digging into my stash for you....

oh why not????  had fun with this and no, the sentiment was NOT what i had planned, but that's what i saw in my sentiments box and thought it would be funny!

time to head out to return the umbrella!  happy monday!


Dear Abby,
A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together, and I've never seen a man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be Lebanese? 

Dear Abby,
What can I do about all the sex, nudity, foul language and violence on my VCR? 
Dear Abby,
I have a man I can't trust. He cheats so much, I'm not even sure if the baby I'm carrying is his. 
Dear Abby,
I am a twenty-three-year-old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him. 

and they walk among us!!!

July 18, 2014

Slowing Down

ok.  saw the doc.  took a few x-rays of my artificial hip to determine if it needs replacement.  waiting on the results.  as for my left leg which has been hurting since my fall in march... there's not much that can be done.  i either really stretched it bad when i fell or tore a ligament and it can take a VERY LONG time to heal.  the doc did change my arthrits meds which takes away some of the back ache.  i'll keep you posted.  of course, hurting when i walk and being afraid my hip will "just give out" i've been pretty cautious in what i do and staying close to home.  i also ALWAYS have my phone with me... just in case.

that being said, i've not been doing much of anything and i definitely have not been creating.  actually, my nose has been in a book lately and i'm really enjoying reading after a long hiatus.  anyway, i'm digging into my stash....

this is an AMUSE stamp from my kit when i was a demo.  i cut a circle on the edge and layered it over the base where i stamped the flower.  keeping with my easy peasy style!

well, it's a beautiful day and there's not much on my agenda.  life has slowed down and i guess that's a good thing.  even puppy doesn't play like she used to.

happy friday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM..... warning signs...

sounds like a plan to me 

and to think all this time i thought it was SEX! 

now if i had a penis...... 


makes sense to me!

July 14, 2014

On a Roll

well, my doc is still on vacation.... probably be back tomorrow.  i will call her again then.

so, i haven't played in a challenge in years but i just felt i had to play in this one.  i just love PAPER SWEETIES and their products... not to mention that debbie m does absolutely gorgeous creations herself and her packaging on her products are so much fun to receive.  anyway, this months challenge is red, white and blue (no surprise there) and i used her SHOWERING YOU WITH LOVE stamps and dies (i popped up the watering can)

is this fun or what?  do check it all out at the PAPER SWEETIES BLOG.

on another note, i "spruced up" my kitchen.  decided to paint the borders around my counters and island.  the walls will be getting painted in a gray white (like the family room) and i'll get me 2 new kitchen mats and a new valence.  definitely don't want to overdo the red, but i'm sure loving it.  here's the before and after.....

i'm on a roll.

happy monday!

July 12, 2014


for those that don't know... i have an artificial hip.  i've had it since july 4, 1997.  i was told the life of a hip is between 10 and 15 years.  mine was 17 years old this past july 4th.  on july 5th i woke up with lower back pain and stiff.  stiff enough to ache when i bend.  uh oh.  the back pain is similar - tho a tad more painful - than what i had BEFORE having my hip done.  now this scares me.  anyway, i called my doctor who is on vacation til monday (july 14).  you can bet our bippy i'll be calling her back on monday.  this pain is NOT fun and tho i DO NOT want to have to need surgery, it's better than being in pain and not being able to bend or sit comfortably.  funny how it came on so quickly.  needless to say, with all i want to get done, i am not a happy camper.  but then, i guess this will teach me patience.

i haven't been in my room to play because i really can't sit too long on my draft chair, so for now, i'm digging into my stash....

i love the MOSAIC MADNESS set (stampin up) and had tons of fun playing.  easy peasy too.  just a bunch of different colors and some bling with some twine.  purty!

not doing much of anything until i see the doc.  i am uncomfortable and bored.  puppy hasn't been very playful either because her leg is bothering her.  what a pair huh?  at least the weather has been nice and we've been able to enjoy the back deck and sunshine.

well, i apologize if i'm whining and sure hope your summer is tons of fun!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM..... (click pictures to enlarge to be able to read it better)

 and now ya know!