Sunday, September 1, 2013

Where I'm At Right Now

Hiding from the 100+ heat.

Trying to figure out how to rev up my metabolism to get rid of the 15 1/2 pounds I gained after I quit smoking plus the 20 that shouldn't have been there before.

Getting all the recipes I've pulled out of magazines organized.  Not helping the metabolism issue!

Re-doing all my to do lists.  They just keep getting longer. 

Re-thinking my blog. I know what I want to do it's just taking the time to do it. 

It's hard to focus when it's hot.  Speaking of hot did you hear that Harry Connick Jr. is going to be a judge on American Idol!  This may be the line that pulls me back to the show.

Dreaming of Fall, crisp cool air, and opening windows. 

Looking at the fall fashions and realizing my fall clothes aren't going to fit if I don't lose the extra pounds. 

On the plus side  (which I am right now) I live in Texas and it won't be cooler until October or November.  That gives me 30+  days to trim the fat weight off.

I found this link for Fall Fashion A-Z.  I can actually shop my closet for some of these.  I've never heard of an ear cuff.  (Then again I'm the girl who had to google the word "twerking" last week.)  Who knows, if I can trim this booty maybe I'll get funky and try one.  Do you think it would work over a hearing aid?

Stay Cool,


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Always 2

I'm cheating, but not at cards. I'm re posting last years "Mother's Day" post just because I really like it. I also like the above picture. After all how often do you see a picture of a mother and daughter playing cards in the back of a speeding boat.

I'll be loving you always

With a love that's true always

When the things you've planned
need a helping hand

I will understand, always

Days may not be fair

That's when I'll be there always

Not for just an hour

Not for just a day

Not for just a year

But, always
Happy Mothers Day!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Me A-Z

Wow am I behind posting!  Time has a way of spinning past me so fast the older I get.   I can't seem to knock everything off of my to do lists and then I stress about not getting anything done and the more I stress the less I get done.  I've also been in a slump for awhile.  I lost one of my best friends. It was a shock and I miss her. 

So in order to jump start myself again I thought I would do a post.  I saw someone else use the Me A-Z and thought it would be kind of fun and a easy way to get blogging again.

Age - In my mind I feel about 30.  The truth is I'm 61.  Why is that is so hard to say? Sigh...

Bed Size - King 
Chore You Hate - Ironing
Dogs - I prefer cats.  I've been petless for over a year now since Rosie died at the age of 22.    I really want one of those golden retriever therapy dogs. It would be great therapy for me.   I also would love grumpy cat.  This cat makes me laugh everytime I see it's picture.

Essential Start To My Day - COFFEE!
Favorite Color - Red
Gold or Silver - Love both
House or Apartment - House
Instruments Played - I always wanted to play the piano.  Believe me I have the hands for it! 
Junk food - Chips, Guacamole, Salsa, Dip ...................all of it.  Bring it on!
Kids - Molly and Jackson my pride and joy!
Live - North Texas
Married - 30+ years!
Never Again - Smoke
Other Fun Fact - Words trigger songs in my head constantly.  I'm forever annoying my friends with this trait.
Pet Peeve - Bad Manners! 
Quote - "No matter where you go, there you are!"
Righty or Lefty - Officially righty.  I think I'm ambidextrous because I use my left for many things.
Siblings - 2 Older brothers
Time You Wake Up - Early!  I'm usually up by 6.
University Attended - Northern Arizona University for 1 year.  Business College 1 year.
Veggies You Dislike - Any lettuce that looks like a weed.  I don't care if it's healthy or not.
What Makes You Run Late - Not much.  I'm usually early.
X-Rays - Are essential for diagnostics.  This is a dumb X word.  We really need another. 
Yum Food - Chocolate of course.  But when no one is looking I like to dip my potato chips in cold water and then eat them.

Zoo Animal Favorite - If I had to pick one it would probably be lions.  Always Cats!    I really am not a fan of zoo's.  I always have felt sorry for the animals.  I feel the same way about circuses.  It's hard for me to enjoy those places.  "Born Free..........."


Wednesday, January 23, 2013




Socialize more

Organize everything

Laugh a lot

Update my blog
Try new things

Ignore stupid comments - try to
Open new doors

Nurture myself too

Shoes - Always shoes!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday

Today is your 90th Birthday.
I want you to know what a blessing it is to have you here in our lives.
You bring us joy every day with
your wisdom
your humor
your spirit
We love you dearly!
Happy Birthday Mama.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall-ing into Christmas

I don't usually plant winter annuals but this year I decided to put in Pansy's.  They are so colorful and hardy and it was time for the Armadillo pic to go.
Decades is the theme these days.  On November 13th Tom and I celebrated our 30th anniversary.
This was taken 30 years ago in October at a Chile cook off and it was the first time he met my parents.
On December 6th my mother will celebrate her 90th birthday!
 I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week which makes Christmas just around the corner.  I'm making a ribbon garland for my mantle.  I wanted something colorful and whimsical.  Here it is in the making.

We have some family coming soon to visit and a daughter that I haven't seen in over 6 months so I want to get my Christmas decorations up early.  It just makes it more festive.

50 years ago for Christmas Santa brought me a doll named Susie.  My nieces, nephews and my own children have played with her through the years.  I have decided to pull her out of the closet and give her a makeover for Christmas.  I found the cutest Christmas outfit to put on her.  We have three little munchkins coming to visit and I want her to look a little more updated.  I'll post before and after pics on this soon.

Whimsical is a word right?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Armadillo Invasion

Courtesy of Yahoo

I've never had problems with Armadillos before.  The only ones I can remember encountering had already met their demise on the road.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed something had been digging in my neighbors yard.  The grass was pulled up and there were large holes all around.  I figured some kind of animal had been digging.  After researching and putting it out on our homeowners facebook page I found out the digging culprits were armadillos.

They started attacking our yard.  They dug under our backyard fence.

I put my rubber chicken to guard their new entrance.  It lasted one night.

Alas, pushed to the side.

Lots of holes in the yard.

The front flower bed is a major crime scene.
My poor kitty.

We treated for grubs because that's what armadillos like to eat.  My neighbor threw out mothballs.  One or the other worked because my neighbor found a dead armadillo in his yard and I am assuming it may have ingested mothballs or over ate grub granules.  We have been "hole free" for a couple of days now.

I've been trying to finish this blog for a few days.  All of a sudden I can't upload pictures.  I'm quite tired of fooling with it.  So this is the end. 

PS if you have a clue as to why I'm getting "Upload Failed Server Returned Invalid Response".  Let me know. 

Annoyed in Texas