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July 29, 2014


well the weather has been gorgeous and i'm feeling good.  just want the painting done and i'll be good to go.  puppy is still acting weird.  she seems to jump lately at the curtains blowing in the wind and she cowers when the verticals move.  what's that about?  she used to love to sit in the sun on the back deck; now, she sits behind me when i'm on the rocker.  no clue.  i haven't changed anything in her diet other than giving her cosequin for the leg.  guess i'll stop that and see if she returns to  normal.  we ALL know what meds can do to us!  otherwise, things are great!

i even found time to play.....

i love daisies... tho i don't know if you'd call this a daisy... but i love it.  it's an old stamp i have.... and i did this in my favorite color combo.  if i didn't have that forest green carpeting in my house, i would love to do my home in this color combo OR black, white and red OR americana - red, white and blue.  but, i have earth tones.  i am NOT a big fan of earth tones.  i'm more a pastels person. seems tho, all the furniture and accessories i look at are in the earth tones.  guess i've been with earth tones far too long - ya think?  or maybe it would just be way to expensive for a complete overhaul!!!  yeah!  that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

not much on my agenda today other than starting to clear out the 2 rooms son is supposed to paint on thursday!  at least the weather is gorgeous!

happy tuesday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....  Ole's Car Accident

  A Minnesota farmer  named Ole had a car accident.
     He was hit  by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company. 
       In court, the  Eversweet Company's hot-shot attorney 
       questioned him thus: 

      'Didn't you say to the state trooper at  the scene of the 

     accident, 'I'm  fine?" 

     Ole responded: 'vell, I'lla tell you vat happened  dere. 

      I'd yust loaded my fav'rit cow,  Bessie, into da... ' 

     'I didn't ask for any details', the lawyer  interrupted. 

      'Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the 
      scene of the accident,  'I'm fine!'?
      Ole said, 'vell, I'd yust got Bessie into da  trailer and 
      I vas drivin' down da road....  ' 
      The lawyer interrupted again and said, 'Your Honor, 
      I am trying to establish the fact that, at the  scene of 
      the accident, this man told the  police on the scene 
      that he was fine. Now  several weeks after the accident, 
      he is  trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. 

      Please tell him to simply answer the question. ' 

      By  this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Ole's 
       answer and said to the attorney: 'I'd like to hear what 
      he has to say about his favorite cow,  Bessie'. 
     Ole said: 'Tank you' and proceeded. 'vell as I  vas 
      saying, I had yust loaded Bessie, my  fav'rit cow, into 
      de trailer and was  drivin' her down de road vin dis huge 
       Eversweet truck and trailer came tundering tru a stop 
       sign and hit me trailer right in da side by golly. I was 
      trown into one ditch and Bessie was trown into  da 
      udder ditch. 
      By  yimminy yahosaphat I vas hurt, purty durn bad, and 
       was moanin' and a groanin'. An even vurse dan dat,, I could 
      hear old Bessie a moanin' and a groanin' too. I knew  she 
      vas in terrible pain yust by her  groans. 
      Shortly after da accident, a policeman on a  motorbike 
      turned up. He could hear Bessie moanin' and a 
     groanin' too,
 so he vent over  to her. After he looked
     at her, and saw her  condition, he took out his gun 
     and shot her right between the eyes. 
     Den da policeman came across de road, 
     gun still in hand, looked at me, and
      said, 'How are you feelin'?' 

      'Now  wot the hell  vud you say?' 

case closed!

July 27, 2014

I Love Grunge

the past few days have been hot and steamy. i had my roof checked out and was told it was still in really good shape.  great news - especially since it's 15 years old.  i asked about getting rid of 2 skylights and the guy said he can do it for $100 each.  now THAT'S affordable.  guess i'll be saving up for that.  i DO, however, need a new air conditioner and we're waiting on a price.  ugh!  that's a BIG expense.

otherwise, not much has been going on.  sydney comes by and neenah lately is acting very strange with her.  she growls at her, puts her paws up around syd's neck and the other day she placed her paws up on sydney's side and it looked like she was humping her!  what's that about?  also seems she's not happy when i play with sydney ...she growls at her.  this has me a bit worried.  she loves sydney.  it's her best friend?
sydney has an infection of some sort going on with her breaking out in a rash all over and i was wondering if she may be emitting some kind of scent that does this to neenah.  sheryl took syd to the vet and got medication for her.  we'll see how this plays out.

my son said he'd come and paint for me this thursday!  i'm sooooooooo excited.  finally my master bed and bath will get done!

in the meantime, mojo is around and i have been playing... which is a good thing because my stash is quite low!  so, let's have a look...

i love grunge.  love it... which surprises me because i'm OCD on clutter and dirt in my house.  but i LOVE the "bed head" hair (the messier the better) and i love the grunge look in crafts.  sooooooooo, this is my take on grunge.  stamped circles and used my GORGEOUS GRUNGE set (SU) for the dots.  pretty cool, huh?

weather says hot and humid today with a chance of rain and then back into the low-mid 70s the rest of the week!  oh yeah!  i'll take it!

happy sunday!


aren't you glad i find these things?  now you know!!!

July 24, 2014

The Umbrella

ok.  on the issue of the umbrella.  i returned it.  looks-wise it was exactly what i wanted.  practical-wise it would have been a real pain in the butt.  shade - yep.  however, it said "not recommended for high winds".  we get high winds PLUS i have NO coverage at all in my yard.  no trees, no shade and a big open green area behind me.  so the winds come whipping around.  i would have had to bolt the base to my deck and every time it stormed or high winds were expected i would have had to take the umbrella down and bring it in.  it was a very heavy umbrella and that would have gotten old fast.  soooooooooo, i returned it.  i think my best bet would be to find a nice patio table with an umbrella and just put it on my deck.  i KNOW that's easy to take in and out.

i need new blinds for my windows; i would LOVE to get rid of my skylights and i will definitely be needing a new air conditioner.  ugh.  looks like no more spending for me.  time to save for all the "good stuff".  except the skylights.  unless we have a storm and i can get a roofer to say i have storm damage, my insurance will then cover it.  until then...  i live with the skylights.  of course, if i got a new a/c my house would be cooler and i could then keep the skylights.  decisions, decisions.  no wonder i never owned a house before this one!!!!  ugh!

i have been playing only because i need the relaxation it brings me.  so, here's one i've played at...

not too keen on the colors, but it works.  LOVE this stamp - SERENE SILHOUETTES (SU).  i smooshed some yellow on some pale yellow cardstock; cut out a circle and smooshed some orange on it for the moon (or sun) and then stamped the image.  i like it.. despite the color combo.

my new meds are wonderful and i've had very little - if any - pain.  most of my pain is in my arms at that's at night once i retire.  go figure!  no clue why my arms should be aching when i'm laying down.  still no word on the hip x-rays but i DID let my doc know that the meds were working so she's probably thinking that's a good thing and we can hold off on anything serious.

cooler weather is here and the house is opened up.  i'm loving it.  maybe with cooler weather, my a/c will pull me thru til next season!  we can only hope!


Immaculate Miracle?

A woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor. 

"Okay, Mrs. Jones, what's the problem?"

The mother says, "It's my daughter, Debbie. She keeps getting these cravings, she's putting on weight, and she is sick most mornings." 

The doctor gives Debbie a good examination, then turns to the mother and says, "Well, I don't know how to tell you this, but your Debbie is pregnant--about four months would be my guess."

The mother says, "Pregnant?! She can't be, she has never been left alone with a man! Have you, Debbie?" 

Debbie says, "No mother! I've never even kissed a man!" 

The doctor walked over to the window and stared outside. About five minutes passed before the mother said, "Is there something wrong out there, doctor?" 

The doctor replied, "No, not at it. It's just that the last time anything like this happened, a star appeared in the east and three wise men came over the hill. I'm not going to miss it this time around!"

makes sense to me!!!

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!!!