Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday in Review...

Well, today wasn't a great day weather wise. It was a cold and dreary day when I woke up this morning. Better take note...I was up at 7 a.m. this morning. That doesn't happen very often. John works afternoons, so we usually don't get to bed until close to 2 a.m. My dad and I had to go north to Bay City to get his bicycle "tuned" up. The place where I bought his bike from does free tune-ups for the first year or so after you buy a bike from them. Here is a link just in case your have the urge to buy a new bike They also sell vacuums. Isn't that convenient??? LOL! I also bought a bike from them last year and they are very nice people to do business with.

We dropped it off(it would take a few hours to fix) and headed out to do some errands. We then went to Menards(like Home Depot or Lowes) because I had to return a circuit breaker findy- thingy. Don't ask me exactly how to use it. Even John didn't know how to use it correctly. That's why we took it back. After that, dad asked me where I wanted to go. I suggested Younkers, of course. Land of Fiesta!! I wanted to check out their stock while we were in town. Dad tagged along, but got sticker shock when I told him the price of the rectangle baker...Reg. price $72..on sale for $50 something. I told him I had sticker shock the first time I saw the price, too. That's why I got all of mine in the seconds rooms at the factory. I was a little disappointed. They hardly had any Lemongrass. I really wanted a luncheon plate, but I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for that. They did have some chili bowls, fruit bowls, and the typical 5 pc. place settings. We wandered around some more...looking at toasters, waffle makers, etc. I think dad was more curious than I. He doesn't go into malls very often.

From there we went to Red Lobster for lunch. I had salmon. Dad had a fish sandwich that looked excellent. This was his first time in a Red Lobster. I think he enjoyed himself. Then I remembered that Rizzo was low on nuggets. Since Target was right there, we decided to go there. Got some wet kitty food, too. We need to give the kitty a worm pill. He's a stray that has ended up being a nice change of scenery around the yard. He's staying around and he LOVES to be held. I will post a pic of him soon. We call him squeaky sometimes because he doesn't meow very loud. He just opens his mouth and sometimes a little squeak will come out. He's a nice cat.

From there we headed back to the bike shop and then back home. Dad and I had a very good day despite the rain. I came home and took a little nap. Although, Rizzo kept interrupting me with lots of barks. He kept seeing the Amish go by.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Marking the Calendar...

Today we had the distinct pleasure to receive GRAVEL FOR OUR ROAD!!!! It's a total miracle. We haven't had actual gravel for our road in at least 10 years, but it could be longer than that. I've lived here for almost that long and I know for a fact they haven't put gravel down since I've been here.

Its been a long going joke around here. The county road commission will grade our roads, but they don't leave anything behind!!! Then every few years they put down faux gravel. Ya know the stuff that is mostly sand with a few small rocks mixed in here and there to "simulate" gravel. LOL

Then in the spring, what gravel that is actually left in our road is in our front yard. We have to rake the stuff back into the road. They do a terrible job plowing snow in the winter.

KK Ivory Refrigerator Stacking Set....

This was the new piece I was telling you about. It finally came today. I'm so excited. It's the HTF Kitchen Kraft Ivory Refrigerator Stacking Set. It's pictured with a partial set in cobalt.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New piece of Pottery...

I'm excited. I'm getting a new piece of pottery soon. Should be here in a few days. I can't wait...

Am I leaving you in suspense??? Good! LOL :)

Monday, August 17, 2009


I spent the day trying to figure out what to do with my hair. I went to bed last night with wet hair...wrong thing to do when it's 100% humidity outside. I woke up with not only bed head, but my hair was so frizzy from the hot, humid weather it was impossible to tame it. I brushed it out...BOING!...out it went! I didn't have a chance. Finally, I just let my hair do whatever it wanted!! It was almost as miserable out today than it was yesterday. We had a little rain shower last night and the humidity sky-rocketed. Oh well...I shouldn't complain too much. We haven't had too many hot days this year. I like it very warm. Just not humid.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


It's as simple as that!! I can't waste the precious energy by typing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Fine Day...

Well, the weather is finally cooperating a bit. We are in the clear for the rest of the week and into the weekend. We're supposed to have clear skies with no rain in the forecast. It is going to get pretty warm this weekend though...Upper 80's. I don't mind that as long as the humidity doesn't come with it.

I have hardly seen John this week. Only for about an hour in the morning. He has been working 16 hrs/day for the past few days. I'm not complaining too much. I've gotten a lot done around the house. I went uptown today and helped my dad. He was making one of the flower beds bigger. So, we cleaned that all up and put down more edging. It looks a lot nicer. I think I need to get dad out here to help me with MY flower beds. LOL! Anyway, it was a good day.

Our kitchen window that we ordered is in. We need to go pick that up in the next few days. I would like to get that put in this weekend while we have nice weather, but I don't think we'll have a chance. This weekend is the annual "YARD SALE TRAIL"
Here is the link if you're interested in learning more about it.
Not sure if we'll be doing it or not, but I would like to try to fit it in our schedule. My mother and father in law will be in Lexington putting on their own garage sale. The annual Garage Sale Trail is really crazy. Lots of people and cars. ALL over the place. Since it's right along M-25 it's even busier because it's right on the lake. There is a combination of tourists(city folk coming up to their cabins) and people scrounging for antiques. One thing is for will be an excellent weekend for it. The weather will be perfect.

I just brushed Rizzo again. OMG...I think I could make a sister for him out of all his fur. He has a lot of butt fuzz! LOL! He really likes to be brushed and just stands there while I do it. I use one of those slicker brushes with all the harsh looking wires. It's really good at getting all the loose fur from his undercoat. I just don't brush too hard. He doesn't like that. He is a good, obedient dog!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Paying it forward...

Today I set out to get a few gift cards for my next door neighbors. Now, if you've been reading my blog all along you will remember that these are the neighbors that don't take good care of the pets!! It really irritates me, but what can I do about it?? Anyway, we read in the paper this weekend that their house is in the process of fore closer. We actually don't mind them at all. They are a very nice family(except for the pet thing). It certainly could be worse!!! We don't chit-chat a whole lot, but we know each other enough and we wave to each other when they drive by. We feel absolutely horrible that they are going thru this. They have 3 kids. One will be starting college next year. Geez, how time flies.

So, I got a few gifts cards for the family. I am anonymously sending them in the mail. I don't want them to know it was from me. I enclosed a note stating that these gift cards are for school supplies and/or clothes only. Each of the kids are getting their own gift card. It's not alot, but it might help buy some paper, pens, socks, etc. It's certainly better than nothing. I'm also giving the mom a gift card, too. She can buy groceries or more school stuff for the kids. I hope it helps them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Train hit by a tornado...

I received this email forward the other day. I thought it was sooo spectacular. I had to share it. P.S. Make sure your sound is on.

Train hit by tornado.

Occurred in Illinois earlier this year -- The camera is on rear locomotive.. Watch, especially to the left --

watch the trees bend, debris in the air,

and you can actually see the tornado pass from right to left.

The trestle was moved out of alignment to the left 18 inches

-- the tank car was a load of Ethylene Oxide -- Nasty Stuff!


I got this from Craig. Thanks for giving me some kind of inspiration this week!!

You can only answer YES or NO

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. And believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming...nothing is exactly as it seems.

3. It is harder than it looks. But no explanations !!! You will want to...But don't!!!

Copy and paste the questions, delete my answers, type in your answers, and and post. Very simple!


Kissed any one of your Facebook friends?--- NO
Been arrested? --- NO
Kissed someone you didn't like? --- yes
Slept in until 5 PM? --- NO
Fallen asleep at work/school? --NO
Held a snake? --yes
Ran a red light? --- yes
Been suspended from school? ---NO
Experienced love at first sight? --- NO
Totaled your car in an accident? --- NO
Fired somebody? ---NO
Sang karaoke? --- YES
Pointed a gun at someone? ---NO
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? --- YES
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? --- YES
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? ---YES
Kissed in the rain? -- YES
Had a close brush with death (your own)? --- NO
Seen someone die? --- NO
Played spin-the-bottle? -- YES
Sang in the shower? ---YES
Smoked a cigar? --- NO
Sat on a rooftop? --- YES
Taken pictures of yourself naked? --- NO
Smuggled something into another country? --- NO
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- YES
Broken a bone? --- NO
Skipped school? --- YES
Eaten a bug? --- YES
Sleepwalked? --- NO
Walked a moonlit beach? --- YES
Ridden a motorcycle? --YES
Dumped someone? --- YES
Forgotten your anniversary? --- NO
Lied to avoid a ticket? ---NO
Flown in a helicopter? --- NO
Shaved your head? --- NO
Played a prank on someone? ---YES
Hit a home run? --- NO
Felt like killing someone? --- NO
Cross-dressed? --- YES
Been falling-down drunk? --- NO
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- YES
Eaten snake? --- NO
Marched/Protested? --- NO
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- NO
Puked on amusement ride? --- NO
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? --- NO
Been in a band? --- YES
Knitted? --- YES
Shot a gun? --- YES
Skinny-dipped? --- YES
Caused someone to need stitches? --- NO
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? --- NO
Ridden a surfboard? ---NO
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? --YES
Had surgery? --- YES
Streaked? ---YES
Taken by ambulance to hospital? ---NO
Passed out when not drinking? -- NO
Peed on a bush? --- YES
Donated Blood? --- YES
Grabbed electric fence? ---YES
Eaten alligator meat? -- NO
Eaten cheesecake? ---YES
Eaten kids' Halloween candy? --- YES
Killed an animal when not hunting? --- YES
Peed your pants in public? ---NO
Snuck into a movie without paying? ---NO
Written graffiti? --- NO
Still love someone you shouldn't? --- NO
Think about the future? ---YES
Been in handcuffs? ---NO
Believe in love? --- YES
Sleep on a certain side of the bed?---YES

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