Saturday, March 29, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
1. First thing, started off with my protein shake and got the girls their treats. (Shouldn't that count as two?2. Read the paper, including doing the crossword puzzle (finished it all except for one clue!).
3. Went to the back door and watched the construction workers build a humongous retaining wall three houses down. It towers over the yard by about 20 feet. The poor homeowner says he feels like he's in a penitentiary.
4. Went out back, dead-headed some posies and picked up dog poop. (It's getting more exciting!)
5. Watched the construction guys again.
6. Gathered up all of the dark colored sweats and put them in the washer.
7. Went in and had a chat with the boys (birds). Spanky wasn't in a very good mood so
I brought him a small piece of wheat bread, which puts him in a mellow mood.
8. Went back and watched the construction guys some more.
9. Checked for mail. Brought in mail. Threw away most of it.
10. Brought in an art project I have been working on - I took it outside to spray with polyurethane. Don't know yet what I will do with said art project.
11. Watched some news but turned it off quickly. When will this stupid political crap stop?
12. Did more laundry; folded same and put away.
13. Worked on re-arranging my closet and watched the construction guys again.
Ah, a day in the life. B-O-R-I-N-G. But at my pace.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
1. - In a clothing store: "Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks."
2. - In a Tacoma, Washington men's clothing store: "15 men's wool suits - $10.00 - They won't last an hour!"
3. - On an Indiana shopping mall marquee: "Archery tournament. Ears pierced."
4. - In the bathroom of a large apartment building: "When taking showers, please leave the bathroom door a jar. This will prevent the plaster from peeling."
5. - Outside a country shop: "We buy junk and sell antiques."
6. - On a North Carolina highway: "EAT -- 300 FEET"
7. - On an Ohio highway: "Drive slower When Wet."
8. - On a Pennsylvania highway: "Drive carefully: Auto accidents kill most people from 15 to 19."
9. - In the window of an Oregon general store: "Why go elsewhere to be cheated, when you can come here?"
10.- In a Massachusettes parking area reserved for birdwatchers: "Parking for birds only."
11.- In a New Jersey restaurant: "Open 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Midnight."
12.- In front of a New Hampshire restaurant: "Now serving live lobsters."
13.-On a radiator repair garage: "Best place to take a leak."
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 11:41 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
Regrets - Poor Doris. She worked at the same Worker's Comp office I did eons ago in the late '60s. She must've been 50 but at the time, being the sage that I was, I thought she was at least 70! I can see her face even now. She wore her blondish hair in a bob with bright red lipstick and horn-rimmed glasses. She wasn't unattractive, just different. And to me, very old.
She lived within walking distance of the office and would go home for lunch. I took lunch after she did so I was hungry by the time she got back to work. Unfortunately, she drenched herself in Taboo and that didn't sit well on an empty stomach; especially after I became pregnant. Gag. I still can't stand that perfume.
She lived alone with a parakeet that she doted on (I can relate to that now - but then I thought she was a nut). She talked about teaching the little guy to perch on her cup and drink tea with her. Did I laugh at that? You betcha. I laughed to myself, imagining her with her budgie having tea parties.
There were about 8-10 of us and we all smoked and had ashtrays on our desks. Our cigarette packages were usually out on our desks. Often I'd find a dime with a note saying that Doris had taken a couple of cigs from my pack. Okay...that was a pain. She did it with all of us but none of would say anything except my immediate boss. She had a fit when Poor Doris decided to take a couple of smokes from her. Doris loved tea and would reuse a tea bag a couple of times. It used to drive all of us nuts to see her rung-out teabags in the kitchen. Why? I don't know now...
The honest to goodness truth is she was the office goat. Every office has at least one person who may appear to be a tad eccentric to everyone else, and because she was it, she became the butt of our jokes. Looking back at it, I hate the way I behaved. I was barely out of my teens but that's no excuse.
I can still see her face and I wish I could tell her how badly I feel...
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 7:37 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Mo's word for the week is "Drink." I thought of all the drinks I enjoy, green tea, diet Pepsi, hot coffee, iced coffee....then I thought of "drinking it in," as taking in something with a slow understanding. So I decided to post photos of things I love and drink in some of the blessings I have been given.
1. Kauai - I actually took this photo.
2. My hubman's younger son with the grandkids.
3. I have no idea where this is but it seems like a place
to sit and drink it all in.
Happy MM and to those of you with green flowin' through yer veins,
"Happy Paddy's Day!"
Check out our man Mo's MM site!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 11:15 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Fire and water - two different elements that don't mix well. It's a good description of someone who has depression "issues." There are times I just can't stay in the game and need to go away for a while. I'm NOT seeking sympathy, honestly, but feel that sometimes an explanation may be necessary. I usually put my "blue notes" on my other blog in order to keep this one somewhat light in nature, but for all of you of whom I am very fond - you need to know why
I've been absent lately. It's not just blogging - it's kinda life in general.
Just so everyone knows I'm really okay, here's a little something special:
THREE WOMEN , TWO YOUNGER, AND ONE SENIOR CITIZEN, WERE SITTING NAKED IN ASAUNA. SUDDENLY THERE WAS A BEEPING SOUND. THE YOUNG WOMAN PRESSED HER FOREARM ANDTHE BEEP STOPPED. THE OTHERS LOOKED AT HER QUESTIONINGLY. "THAT WAS MY PAGER," SHE SAID. I HAVE A MICROCHIP UNDER THE SKIN OF MY ARM. A FEW MINUTES LATER, A PHONE RANG. THE SECOND YOUNG WOMAN LIFTED HER PALM TOHER EAR. WHEN SHE FINISHED, SHE EXPLAINED, "THAT WAS MY MOBILE PHONE. IHAVE A MICROCHIP IN MY HAND." THE OLDER WOMAN FELT VERY LOW-TECH. NOT TO BE OUT DONE, SHE DECIDED SHE HADTO DO SOMETHING JUST AS IMPRESSIVE. SHE STEPPED OUT OF THE SAUNA AND WENT TOTHE BATHROOM. SHE RETURNED WITH A PIECE OF TOILET PAPER HANGING FROM HERREAR END. THE OTHERS RAISED THEIR EYEBROWS AND STARED AT HER. THE OLDER WOMAN FINALLY SAID.........WELL, WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT... I'M GETTING A FAX!!
Echoed by Amazing Gracie at 9:09 PM