Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today and Tomorrow The Plan


My youngest moved back to college to work there for the summer.
I went to my new weight loss group and lost 5.5 lbs the first week.
I learned to Line Dance for the first time ever in my whole entire life.
Ate at my favorite ChickFilA restaurant, including the waffle fries and a diet.
Made a mad dash to the hospital when the nurse called me on my cell phone, surprise.
My paperwork said be there at 1:00 to register; theirs said 10:00, where's the zero?
Came home, checked emails, turned on the fan, off the light and took a very nice nap.

I'm having a minor outpatient surgery tomorrow. It's not suppose to be a big deal but when something is being removed from your body and tested, it's always a big deal.

So, it's up at 5, shower with the antibacterial lotion from the hospital, arrive at the hospital by 6, and the surgery is scheduled for 8. All in the AM, of course. I will be sleeping most of the day tomorrow if everything goes according to plan.

My light bulbs will be turned out early in an effort to get to sleep early to get up early. My light bulbs are NOT Obama approved, are your light bulbs Obama approved?

Hope you have a good evening. I may not post tomorrow. Now you know why. Bye.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Vertically Flattened and Friends

Vertically flattened is the definition of depressed. I heard this definition years ago at a Ladies' meeting at the church we attended at the time. It was funny then.

As some of you know, I have ongoing problems from a really bad fall and a meeting with a cement floor with my body, while working. It's been a nightmare and no fun at all.

Now, it appears, my Workman's Compensation benefits have been stopped. I reached MMI, maximum medical improvement in March of this year. Now, I am dealing with the adjuster. Although I cannot work, raise my right arm higher than shoulder level, have pain in 3 different places in my back, rib pain, arm, shoulder pain, jaw and teeth pain, pulling down my left leg and numbness in my right hand, I still am functioning. I am right handed, or rather, was right handed.

If you happen to cross this blog and have similar experience, leave a comment. I am interested.

I do, however, have two friends that are willing to listen, via email, at my ongoing whines. I appreciate their kind ears and thoughts. It's good to have friends that listen! You both have been and are a big help to me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Freedom for the People of Iran

Normally, I do not post more than once a day. But today, is a different day.

The brave people of Iran are screaming out for freedom and the world does nothing. They are longing to be free, free like we Americans. But, their government is killing, arresting, torturing them back into submission. How very sad. They have been on my mind for days. I am helpless to do anything for them. All I can do is hope and pray that some day they will be free.

I hope and pray that we keep our freedoms and wonder how many elections away are we from having the same circumstances imposed on us.

President Obama has been tried, just as VP Joe Biden predicted. Has he failed or has he succeeded. What do you think?

Our press is trumpeting the death of Michael Jackson, others, while the people of Iran's voices are smashed into silence.

Freedom for the people of Iran and other oppressed peoples of the world....NOW. This is only their beginning fight. May they be victorious.

Another Southern Joke...Louisiana

A senior at LSU was overheard saying... 'When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana .'
When asked why, he replied he'd rather be in Louisiana because everything happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the civilized world.

I liked it anyway.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Before & After...I look like my grandmother! eeek


Last year, I made a decision about my hair.

My husband loves my hair long and says I look better with it longer. The problem is, it is so very hot. Not only do I have hot flashes but my hair sticks to my neck when I sweat and drives me a bit nuts. During the day, I can put it up. At night, it is unbearable.

So, I 'made an agreement' with him last year. I will wear it long in the winter and short, off my neck, in the Summer. Or rather, I 'decided' and then informed him. Boy am I brave in my old age. Anyway, here are the pictures.

I think he is right. I do look better with it longer. I had no idea that I looked so much like my grandmother. Time marches on and all over me! Ho hum.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rosie the Robot vs Rosie the Bitter Lesbian

Oh my...another Southern term and means tisk tisk.

My recent post about Rosie was NOT Rosie O'Donnell. Personally, I cannot stand the woman-man.

Years ago, I watched her tv show daily. She was bright, funny, and entertaining. She is no longer any of the three. She has become a bitter person and it is ugly to see.

Now, on the web, she-he is getting her-his own radio show. I will not be listening or seeking out any clips of the show. Why people keep hiring her-him is a mystery to me.

The Rosie I was referring to was Rosie the Robot Maid on the cartoon, Jeffersons****. She was a mild spoken, hardworking, polite machine who was a help to the entire family.

Rosie the Robot was kinder, sweeter, and cuter than Rosie the bitter lesbian.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Need a lift?

Need a Lift? Here is some good advice to follow:
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at any one's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Better Post

Remember my saying I would post jokes unless something better came along? Well, this arrived in an email today. I thought just about everyone would enjoy it. Young and old, alike, grandparent or not. Grandparents:

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Gramma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye...

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor.. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these, yourself!"

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.."

9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6."

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting," she said, "how do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."

11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

And here is a picture of our little guy, who makes life worth living!!! He puts a smile on our face and in our hearts.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Southern Jokes

So, summer is here in the South. It is H O T!!! The humidity makes it feel .......H O T T E R!!!

A friend of mine sent a few jokes via email. I will post them over the next few days, unless something else comes up that is better. Funnnnyyyyy!! Do not get offended, other states will be posted, too. In the meantime, enjoy.

South Carolina

The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, 'Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head'.

'Yep', he replied.. 'That's why I dumpin it here, cause it says:

'Fine For Dumping Garbage'.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


All the kids are here for Father's Day.....no time to post....later.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rosie, Where Are You?

I really enjoy the Internet. It's like a magic carpet. You type in a subject, click, and bam there you are. You can find out all kinds of great information, see beautiful pictures and keep up with friends, as well as family. It's an amazing thing.

When my kids were young, there was a cartoon called "The Jeffersons"******. It was about a family from the future. They owned gadgets galore. The dog walked on a revolving sidewalk, they had phones that were tvs, they had appliances that cooked their food in a flash. It was all pretend back then. Now, it is reality.

Before and after we were first married, I worked at NASA. My position showed the future plans for the Space Program. The space station was just an idea on paper. No one even knew if it would 'fly' (stay up). Fast forward to 2009, many of those plans are or have been accomplished.

We live in amazing times.

Now, how to get a Rosie to clean my house.......


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Obama Funny

As you know, I am not an Obama supporter but I have removed most of the political junk from my blog.

This is too funny to resist so here it is....mute the music at the bottom of the page before you click on play.

Bathroom Redo

I realize the world is not waiting to see our new Master bathroom redo. Here it is anyway. I bought the two white hand towels on the sink and hanging from the circle towel bar, the bath mat, the clear plastic shower curtain rings and the shower curtain. Everything else in the pictures are things I had. I thought it came together pretty good.

It's true. When you don't have the money to redecorate, you can use things you already own. It's almost like free decorating!

Monday, June 15, 2009

You are a vile man and should be fired immediately!

I just heard that Mr Letterman has 'apologized'. He thinks that it was the way the joke was perceived.

I SAY NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It was the JOKE itself, Mr Letterman.

My email to CBS.com, bottom of the page, click on feedback, a form will open and this is what I just submitted.

Mr Letterman....SURELY you are not serious!! You are still so wrong about your insane joke that was directed towards Mrs Palin and her daughter.


Do you really think it matters to a Mother which daughter the joke was about? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Do you really think it's okay with a Mother that her 18 year old daughter would be raped during a baseball game over her 14 year old daughter?! You are sick person.

The 'joke' is rude, insensitive, and vile whether it is told about one daughter or the other.

You are ridiculous and should be fired for acting like an alley cat in a litterbox. You're still trying to cover up your doodoo.

Resign now.

David Letterman Follow Up

I called these two people to complain about David Letterman:

Leslie Moonves
CBS President and CEO
323 575-2345

Rob Burnett
Executive Producer, The Late Show
212 975-5300

The first number is answered by a person. I explained why I was calling, was very nice, concerned that the lady was battling a cold, so on and so forth. She was polite and put me on a recorded message line. My comment was polite and upbeat included statements ... I am a woman, mother of a daughter, I am offended by Mr Letterman's gutter language, he is a man that knocked up a woman, etc. He should be fired. I left my name and phone number so it would not be considered a prank and in case they needed to contact me.

The second number is answered by a male person. When I told him my name and why I was calling he suddenly became very cold and silent. I asked him if he was overwhelmed with all of this, no response, which gives me a hint that he is!! teehee. I went on to say that I am a woman, mother of a daughter, I am offended by his treatment of Sarah Palin and her daughter, he is a man that knocked up a woman, if the same thing was said about Michelle Obama and her daughters Mr Letterman would no longer be on tv, and I am a former flight attendant so he has offended me in several different areas. I left my name and phone number explaining that I wanted them to have it so they would know this is not a prank call. He did not ask me to repeat it so I doubt he even wrote it down. I repeated Mr Letterman should be fired. He did not thank me for calling.

If we do nothing, stuff like this will continue. Even the most liberal mother does not want her daughter talked about in such a way. All mothers are Momma Bears when it comes to their babies....the claws come out!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

CBS Phone Numbers

David Letterman is a jerk. He has insulted people over and over for years in the name of comedy. He should be fired!

His comments about Sarah Palin's daugher being knocked up at baseball game are insane. He has insulted every woman, every mother and every daughter in this country. PLUS the ball players and team members!!

Here are the phone numbers to contact CBS and protest. It's time Mr Letterman starts acting like a man.

Leslie Moonves
CBS President and CEO
(323) 575-2345

Rob Burnett
Executive Producer, The Late Show

I have sent an email and posted it on my blog. Tomorrow I will be calling the numbers listed above.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Today I've Decided

Today was a busy day. I meant to accomplish something but did not plan on working like a horse. I hope I can get out of bed tomorrow. Whine.

I am finishing up the Master bedroom redo. So, I decided to change the shower curtain and the rug (in the Master bath) to a calmer color, keeping with the taupe in the bedspread. Because I am using decorative items I have already in an effort to keep the cost down, I needed a new shower curtain because the other did not match. Plus I needed a new bath rug so why not do it now? I still need to get a few small white hand towels and a few matching silk flowers. I will post pictures on Monday after my shopping adventure.

The old shower curtain was black and the rug was black and tan. Time to change.

Since we have company coming next week for Fathers Day, I decided to give the bathroom a good cleaning. It has been a long time since I cleaned a bathroom with a toothbrush and toothpicks. Now I know why. It's hard work! But, I'm pleased with how clean the room is. Hummm.....maybe I should take pictures now. It is even harder when you do it left handed and you are right handed.

During this process, I've decided to only buy white towels for the rest of my life. One thing that I do not like is sour smelling clothes and towels. I bleach everything I can. My colored towels end up spotted or faded or both. So, it's white is right for me from now on.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Disgusting Mr Letterman

This is the complaint I sent to CBS. I hope that more decent people will complain. The older Mr Letterman gets, the more disgusting he is.


scroll down to feedback at the bottom of the page; form will open, type in your comment or complaint.

To whom it may concern....I am disgusted with Mr Letterman's crude comments about Sarah Palin AND her daughters. Mr Letterman, himself a grown man, also had a child out of wedlock then only married the mother of that child when his son was old enough to care about it. Mr Letterman should be fired for his latest comments about Sarah Palin's daughter being raped at a ball game. It does not matter to me if it was the 14 year old or the 18 year old. The comment about being raped is typical of his insane liberal mind set and mouth. Then not to be a man, step up, take responsibility with that stupid half hearted statement that he did not know it was the 14 year old at the game. This man has no character and should be fired immediately. He and his humor make me sick. What has happened to CBS? I grew up watching it. I think this is the last straw for me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cleaning up the Blog

Since I am spending time cleaning and redoing parts of our home, why not clean up the blog, too? Done.

Work on the Master Bedroom redo is progressing slowly but surely.

Here is a picture of the chest of drawers that is being used in that room for the time being.

Here is a close up of the top. I am using things gathered from other parts of the house to cut costs and make the room even more personal.

The dried flowers are from our daughter's wedding. The picture is of the GRAND baby.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm in the middle of a before and after

I love seeing the tv shows that redo rooms, houses, people. It's amazing what can be done. I am redoing the Master Bedroom, which is also used as the guest room for out of town company.

The top picture is the before. The one below is the after. I am using things I have already except for purchasing the comforter set from Target for $34. I may have to purchase two white sheers for the windows from the JC Penny outlet store but may not.

The black curtains were bought from JCP a few years ago for $7.00 and are black because the windows have full sun all day.

I think I will be able to redo this room for about $50.00! Cheap redo.

Monday, June 8, 2009

June Already...What Happened to January?

Is this year going by too fast?

I was on my eBay site, looking around at some other sites, glanced at the month posted as June and realized that this year is half gone.

Am I the only one in the world that this is happening to at the moment?

Why do we have so many time saving devices and yet there is still no time?

It sure is a mystery of the universe. Maybe it's the Twilight Zone.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Do you have thinning hair? Hair loss?

As some of you know, I have had several surgeries in the last few years. The process of surgery is not a problem for me. I do not get sick from being put to sleep or have any terrible side effects. I am glad about that part.

But, surgery has changed my metabolism, scars on the old body, and the hair on my head.

I was going a bit bald. So, I asked my Dr on one of my many visits since 11/2007. He recommended a natural treatment.

It is one Niacin and a 81 milligram/baby aspirin at night, before I go to bed. He said the Niacin is good for the problem and the baby aspirin makes the Niacin work better.

I've been on it for just over a month and I have little hairs coming in all over my head.

Since my last surgery, I had lost most of my body hair, meaning no shaving under the arms or legs. (freedom) I noticed yesterday that I do have a few hairs on my left leg and a few on my big toes (yuck) so it may cause hair to show up in other places.

It is much cheaper than OTC hair regrowth products and since it is a natural substance, should not have long term side effects.

I am not a doctor and do not recommend this on a medical basis. You should check this with your own doctor before starting it. Also, please note it is an aspirin that is included so if you are allergic, taking blood thinners, or are facing upcoming surgery, please consult your doctor.

This sounds like a TV commercial, complete with disclaimer.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Roaring Twenties Record


Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Already?

It's the weekend again, almost. My life is screaming by and yet I am doing very little. I need to rethink and refocus.

The best way for me is to make a list a To-Do List. Yes, we've all made them. Mine could go on for pages and all I would accomplish would be the list.

In college, a professor taught us to make a list of 10 things that absolutely positively had to be done that day!!

Start with number one. Work at number one until it was done.

Then go to number two of the absolutely positively things that had to be done that day! Work at number two until it was done.

Then go to number three.

You get the picture.

Even though not everything would probably get done, several things would get done and you would have accomplished the most important things for that day.

The next day, start over with a list of the 10 most important things that absolutely positively had to be done that day!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Do you Ebay? I do.

Yep, I'm an Ebayer. I have been registered for a few years now.

Although I have not made a ton of money, I have made some extra cash to help my son's college bill. I do not have a business but I do consider it a hobby of mine.

The best Ebay story I have is about an organ book that I bought at a local used bookstore. It is not about a kidney, a liver or lungs, it's about learning to play the organ theater style.

When I bought it, I thought, this will not get much but it is old and I'm trying to sell sheet music during this go around. So, I bought it. I paid $4.99 plus tax and brought it to my house. I listed it in a few days and was very shocked at the response.

The book sold for a final price of OVER $150.00 American dollars! Yep, true story.

Ebay is a great website. I go through spurts of enjoying it and taking a break, usually a very long break. When I finally force myself back into it, post a few things and make a few dollars, I enjoy it.

I'll never get rich doing it or become famous but it is some extra cash for the boy. It's a good hobby for me, too, to help divert my attention, much like this blog.

Now, where did I put that lottery ticket?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cutting Corners and Being Penny Wise

Oh, the good old days. We were young, in love and in college. We would spend $10 a week on groceries, eat at A&W on Tuesday for .15 Coney with .15 mug of root beer, on Sunday night, hit MacDonald's for their yum cheeseburgers which were made of real meat back then. We were so broke that we did not buy paper towels or napkins. Gas was about .25 a gallon. My husband sold pots and pans to put us both through college.

Now, I am wondering if we will be living on a similar budget as we think about retiring.

I have always cut corners and watched my pennies because we have never made a huge salary plus we had three children at home to love and raise.

Here is a surprise that I discovered recently. It may surprise you, too. This is not a reflection on the product in the picture because about the same amount came out of a very expensive All Free & Clear.

It is what is left in the bottle, which would normally be trashed. I removed the plastic pour spout by using a butter knife and a dishtowel. You will need the towel because the spout is slippery. Push the edge of the spout up with the knife until it is completely off of the bottle. Turn the bottle upside down into a cup and let it all drain out overnight.

The result was over 1/2 cup of detergent. It was enough to do one more load. Are you wondering now how many loads you have missed?

Try it. There is no use in throwing your money away or putting it in the recycle bin.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Summertime has arrived in the South. Today the temps are suppose to be 92 degrees. It's really the only bad thing about living south of the Mason Dixon Line.

I know it gets hot everywhere. In the South, it is for a longer time so thank goodness we have air conditioning.

It's a beautiful day so far. The sun is out, the sky is blue and the clouds are extra white.

I just stepped outside to take a few pictures of our backyard. I noticed there are zero clouds over our backyard.

Happy Summer Everyone! School is out. It's time for fun!