Friday, December 31, 2010

1/1/11

Thursday, December 30, 2010

TODAY IS THURSDAY

Only a few hours left for 2010. Where did it go? I've always heard that time goes by faster as you age, we're finding out it's true.

Got plans for the New Year Eve?

It is going to be an interesting date, 1/11/11.

Do you think it will be an interesting year?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WHAT DAY IS IT?

You know you are goofing off when you don't know what day it is. Yep, we be goofing off. The Hubbie is off until Jan 4 so we are taking advantage of that time by goofing off, relaxing, resting, doing what we want to do.

Don't get me wrong, we are brushing our teeth, showering, eating, but no stress and no big projects.

So, I looked on the calendar icon and it is Wednesday, now I know. Grin.

Monday, December 27, 2010

SCRAMBLED

Life is simple but is so easily scrambled. Now to attempt to get back on track with this blog, life and the future.

Are you setting goals for the new year? Personally, I hate goals. A long time friend of mine have a running joke. It's a long story but our solution is oh well, just set another goal and then we both laugh.

Goals are made to be conquered or made to be broken, which one will it be for you, me, the world? Time to think about it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

12/27/2010

Two days after Christmas, has it really come and gone so quickly?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

BREATHE

The holidays are here, ready or not, tada.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Yep, off of here until after the fam leaves.

Friday, December 17, 2010

FRIDAY, REALLY?

It's Friday, again, already, really. Oh me, as the GRAND baby says often. Life is going by too fast.

Today is The Hubbie's Christmas party at his job, no, not an office party, a covered dish lunch. He is the only man at this job, he handles it well. They think he is a sweetheart, he is. I'm up because I made a green bean casserole for him to take for the lunch, yawn.

The future seems to be screaming at us like a very fast train, how about you?

We had a financial planner at our kitchen table last night for several hours, he's nice, a son of one of the ladies at church, etc. Tis time to rollover the 401K from the old job, not much money, but all we have, yep, I'm nervous.

The economy is so shaky, the future uncertain, the government out of control, whimperings of those in power taking over what money you do have, bummer.

I realize now why older people put their money in the mattress or buried in a jar in the backyard.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A OKAY


Had a thingey taken off, no cancer, it's a okay. PTL.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WORDEE WEDNESDAY

Don't compare yourself to others.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Household Hint

The tip for this Tuesday is a household hint to save time.

We live in a house that has an all electric heat system, terrible because it is like heating with a toaster, I die-gress. Keeping up with dusting is not one of my favorite things but I have found a trick that helps with lampshades.

Buy a lint remover with a handle and a continuous roll of sticky tape. Roll it down the lampshade, across the top and the bottom, presto, the dust clings to the sticky paper and doesn't fall on the table or take flight into the air or your nostrils.

It saves wear and tear on the shades, making them last longer, saving cash.

Staying warm and it's not even officially winter until next week. Burr. It's a good day to dust, maybe not. heehee

Monday, December 13, 2010

BURRRRRRRRR

Today was colder than yesterday, schools were closed, The Hubbie was home, goodie.

The tree is up, all the lights are working, surprising.

The stars are cut out for the tree, a simple tree this year so the GRAND son will not get in trouble for touching.

I'm so cold my nose is numb.

What a life, no complaints, just blogging.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SNOWING

Yep, it's snowing and has been for several hours. The air outside is ice, ice cold.
It is December, even in Dixie.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

GRANDMA BURNAM'S COOKIE RECIPE

This is a recipe that I copied from my MIL. It was one of her mother's recipes.

Sift together 3 times:
3 cups of flour*****
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Add
2-1/2 cups of sugar
Cut in
1-1/2 cup shortening
Add
3 cups quick rolled oats**; store in air tight container.
When ready to use
2 cups of mix
Add
1 egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Choice of or all three
pecans
chocolate chips
coconut
Drop by spoon onto cookie sheet, 350 degrees till done, number of cookies depends on amount of mix.

*****The first step can be made easier by using self rising flour, not adding soda, salt, baking powder. It's a really old recipe so don't know if there was srf then. Oil does not work, must use shortening.

**DRY not cooked....it's just called oatmeal these days.

Yes, it can be worked up for a jar gift to a teacher or friend, I'd rather have the finished product than the jar. ;)

Happy Sweet Saturday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

GRANDS



This is a sweet pic of our GRANDS. Do not copy, please, but Merry Christmas anyway.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PRETTY PICTURE



This picture was made last Spring, at the welcome center. The day was bright, clear, beautiful. Not so today, it's cold here, my feet are cold, going to bed. Night, night.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TOASTEE

Florida is under a freeze warning, AL, GA, too. Dixie is cold today. The tip(s) for today is how to stay warm.

When you are using the oven, baking or cooking something delicious, turn off the oven but leave the door open when you are finished. The heat will help warm the kitchen instead of escaping up a vent.

We have a garage with a entrance into the house via the laundry room. The laundry room is always a different temp over the garage and the house. We leave the door into the laundry closed year round. It gives insulation between the colder temps of the garage and the house. It also is a buffer in the summer helping the house stay cooler.

Finally, one of the coldest things about winter is waking up and putting on a cold housecoat, shiver. When I was a child, my mother would turn on the oven, heat up our housecoats and bring them to us when she woke us up for the day, no such thing as central heat back then, those days are long past. Now, I put my housecoat in bed with me, under the covers. I leave it there all night, pull it out in the morning and slip it on really fast, warm, not cold, ahhhh.

The thermostat is at 68 and we use blankets when we are watching TV, socks, warm clothes, too, when we are up moving around the house.

Finally, to keep water pipes from freezing, open the cabinet doors before going to bed.

Do you have a hint on how to stay warm, helping save money?

Monday, December 6, 2010

WONDERFUL MONDAY

It's nippy cold in Dixie. I'm enjoying hot coffee, fresh hot from the oven muffins and warm socks. There are things to do later but I be chillin' for a bit before they are conquered.

Do you watch makeover shows on TV or on the web? I do, is that a good thing? Mostly, they are confusing to me.

How do you know what is right for your own personal self? Who has that kind of money to spend on makeup, clothes and hair styles? HA, I say. Shopping at Goodwill and going to the local walk-in barber shop just doesn't cut it, play on words but you get the idea, did this for years, done with it.

It would be great to do one of those shows, however, I think they bring in their friends, relatives, etc., to do the makeovers. Have you EVER known anyone that has done one? Nope, me, either.

Part of changing is thinking about it, determining, enjoying the journey. So, pack up, saddle up and ride that pony to a new start, turning the page so to speak.

This scrolls across my desktop as a screen saver....There is a reason people from your past don't make it to your future. Good one. Maybe that should include clothes, personal style, look, contemplating it all.

Encourage yourself.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MONEY MAKING IDEAS

Here are two suggestions on how to make some extra cash. This is an ongoing pursuit for me, hope it works for you, too.

http://www.hautelook.com/invite/CTuttle921

This is a website that has very young looking fashions but I was able to purchase 3 cute handbags and a bow scarf for $24.00 including shipping. Every time someone signs up, I get $10, not sure if an order has to be placed or not, need to check on that one. Rarely do I spend money on me but I did.

http://www.paybox.me/r/jctuttle2010

This is the second link for a new site that opens in January 2011. It is a service similar to PayPal but the info you give is very limited, only email, name, no bank accounts or credit card numbers required.

IF you are interested, sign up, I get $10, you get your own link to make your own cash.

Sweet!

*********UPDATE....THE PAYBOX MONEY IS NOT CASH BUT RATHER DISCOUNTS FOR FUTURE OFFERS. I WILL BE HOLDING ON TO MINE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WHAT BUT MAY CANCEL IN THE FUTURE.

Friday, December 3, 2010

WELL MADE PLANS

Since traffic in the near by bigger town has increased so much on Friday, I switched my fun day to Thursday, meaning Friday would be stay at home, accomplish something.

True, plans are made, well made plans but rarely do they come true anymore. I get sidetracked, easily. Today was one of those days. I went to a town south of here for a freebie with a coupon, yesterday, Thursday. The store was out, left my name and number, got the call this morning, it's here, I'll be down next week. You need to come before the coupon expires, which means before 12/06, put on shoes, out the door I go.

The Hubbie also had an RX at the local CVS so stopped in for that one and discovered some great buys!

Funny how Friday can turn into coupon saving, party time. Okay, fun to me. :)


*****UPDATE....decided to not try to upload a pic today. The deal was this...two bags of Hershey Kisses in red and green foil, two boxes of Stove Top Dressing and one manicure/pedicure diy set for....trumpets, please....$.25 at CVS with sale, coupons and extra bucks. Shazam. See what I mean? FUN!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

MULTI T

I do not have a picture of this tshirt so use your imagination. The man wearing it zipped by me too fast to get a picture.

It was an olive green shirt with a large decal on the back. It was of an outhouse, remember those, ugh, with a man wearing a cowboy hat, boots, sitting in the house. The door was partially opened. His head was sticking out the door with his left hand he was bar b q ing on a grill....part of a newspaper was on the ground as if he had been reading it...the caption....Now THAT's multi tasking.

Maybe its good I didn't get a picture. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WEDNESDAY WORDS

As you know, most bloggers go for a wordless Wednesday. I'm going in the opposite direction, words on Wednesday.

Think about this: Do you have a life long friend? Do you have more than one?

Maybe you have a girlfriend that you and she had a baby at the same time.

Maybe you have a girlfriend that you met as a child, still in touch with after years.

Or

Is your husband your best friend?

Take time today to remember the memories you have of them. It will ease your stress, don't know why, but it does.

Perhaps it's because we count our blessings, taking us to a time we were happier, younger, stronger. Life is good and it's made better by the memories of our friends.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IS IT OVER ALREADY?

Last week flew by, now that it is over. How about you? It's just typical of the entire year of 2010. Flash, gone, gone, gone. Tomorrow is December 1, the last month of the year, surely it's still February.

Today at the local WM, I thought it was still Monday, nope, it's Tuesday already. See what I mean? Here is the money saving tip for this Tuesday even though it seems like Monday.

Go through your house or apartment and look at all of the electrical devises, with the lamps/lights off, is there a light on it? Is the light shining? If it is, it is using electricity, turn it off, at the unit itself, the wall, or the power strip. If it is glowing, it is burning power. Turn it off, save money.

If it is plugged up, there is electricity in the chord, unplug it. Why should a toaster be plugged up 24/7?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DOUBLE CELEBRATION

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. It's the day that we are thankful for all the things God has given us, started by the Pilgrims so long ago. Half of their numbers died that first year, still they were thankful. Thankful, too, that the Indians helped them with everything to survive that first year. Are you thankful?

Tomorrow is The Hubbie and Mine 43rd wedding anniversary. How is that possible? Only old people are married that long. We were discussing it, realizing how thankful we are to have stuck together this long.

So Happy 43rd, Hubbie, and Happy Thanksgiving to the rest of the USA !!!!

WE are ALL blessed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

BUSY MONDAY

This is the first week ever that The Hubbie has Thanksgiving week off, meaning not working. Is that exciting? Today is the first day of that week off but it is going to be a busy one. My list is pretty long and I have yet to ask him what his list is.

On a day like today, the only option is, ATTACK and CONQUER.

FOOOORWARD!!!! = short blog post. ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

RICE KRISPIE TREATS

This is a long standing, often eaten, sweet in our house. The difference being that I use real butter, one more Tbs. than the recipe calls for and the entire package of marshmallows, along with the six cups of Rice Krisp cereal. I also use butter to grease the pan or the butter paper.

Try it, better than the recipe, I might say.

The recipe is on the side of the cereal box, or can be found online, just change it a bit.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SIL HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Today is our only son in law's birthday. Have a happy one, Larry! You are a blessing to our family.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SAVING MONEY

Here is another tip for cutting back on your expenses. If you are new to this blog, we set out a year ago to cut all of our expenses by 50% in an effort to let The Hubbie slow down and semi-retire. It has happened and we are continuing to work on living well but cheaper.

Longhorn Steakhouse publishes dollar off coupons in the Sunday paper. We used the coupon on a Saturday night for a steak dinner for two. We easily cut the cost of the meal by 50%.

We ordered to go, used the coupon, received a box of hot rolls and a brown bag more than half full of peanuts, along with the steaks and sides. We did not buy drinks, which can be 1.99 to 2.65 for one, two, double the cost. We did not have to leave a tip which can be 10-20 percent, depending on service.

We drove home over 11 miles, the food was still hot and delicious. I ate mine right out of the Styrofoam box. The Hubbie put his on a plate.

The atmosphere was quiet, the company was great, the service was fast and we saved money, with no clean up, only one plate to put in the dishwasher.

Monday, November 15, 2010

11/13/2007

Me Monday is about the date listed in the title of this blog post, 11/13/2007. On this date, the writer of this blog had a life changing accident.

I was working in the back of a nearby WM when an employee left a box topper on the floor, no, I did not see it nor did I know it was under my person until I felt my right foot catch the edge of it. As I was falling, I thought, this is going to hurt, it did.

My life changed that night. I was on my way home, out of the store and thought I would make one more contact with a disgruntled department manager, as she always was. I wish I had called it a day and headed to the house.

When I hit the floor with my chin, my head snapped back, my spine crackled from the base of my skull to the middle of my back, this pain is a constant. My right rotator cuff was shredded and slipped over the shoulder joint, repaired by surgery but permanent limitations, pain, numbness in that arm and hand. My right rib cage had a nine inch bruise, healed, of course, but tender three years later. My right hip is still a pain. My lower teeth were bruised and will require braces eventually. I was out but don't know how long. I should have let them take me to the hospital in an ambulance. Somehow I drove home that night but I don't remember the drive, dumb.

My life changed in many ways, one is I can sit for about an hour more or less and that's it. Another is loss of strength, use of right arm, etc., and there are more but why list them all? Yes, depression was a part of it and continues to be a battle. I walked with a cane for months, stuck in the house, unable to get out, no fun. I no longer can work, I am a liability, no one will hire me even though I have applied but what can I do with this situation. Pain is my partner. I am attempting to get disability but I am a Caucasian, overweight female, what are my chances, been denied once already.

So even though it changed my life, it didn't end my life. My neck was not broken. No bones, not even my jaw, were broken. The rib probably was but nothing can be done about a rib so no x-ray was done. The way I fell, hitting the concrete floor with my chin and all of my body weight, could have snapped my neck, didn't.

I am calling the doc tomorrow for a pain management medicine appointment. After all, it's been three years of surgery, therapy, chiropractic care, pain patches, hot showers, cold ice packs, time to take a pill. I have improved as much as I am going to improve, end of sentence.

This post will end the complaining about it all. You will not read about this again. It's the end of talking about my ongoing reality.

Three years is a long time, too long.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

CINNAMON BLINTZES

This is a recipe from years ago that is so good to freeze ahead.

2 loaves thin white bread, fresh
2 8 oz pkgs cream cheese
2 egg yolks (not the whites, just the yolks)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2-3 tsp cinnamon

Trim crust off of bread and roll bread thin. Cream together the cream cheese, egg yolks and sugar. Spread thin on bread slices to edge of bread. Roll up. Melt margarine and in separate bowl mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Dip rolls first in margarine then in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place close together on cookie sheets. Freeze 5 mins. Remove and slice each roll in half. Then refreeze in freezer bags until ready to use. Put in oven straight from freezer on greased cookie sheet. Bake - 350 - 15-20 mins Yields 8 dz.
Comments: Great for breakfast, brunch or coffees. Heat approximately 10 seconds in microwave. Increase length of time in proportion to number of blintzes being heated.

I prefer the oven to heat and real BUTTER. Plus I just use PAM and do not grease the cookie sheets. These are wonderful for the holidays!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

VETERANS DAY


11/11/2010
The day set aside to remember the living and fallen American heros of all time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

STRESSED?

Are you stressed? Are you about to be stressed? The Holidays are coming, does that up your BP? Take a minute, breathe in deep, out slowly, imagine yourself on this country road. Life is good but we are over busy. Be at peace with your Maker and with yourself. Enjoy the view.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

WHERE IS SHE?

Are you wondering where I am? I am home from a recent stay with the new GRAND and the first GRAND. I love being a grandmother, absolutely, positively, love it.

Here are two quotes that have me thinking:

Normal is just a setting on a dryer.

If it is to be it is up to me.

Interesting?

Friday, October 29, 2010

FRIDAY FUNNY FROM THURSDAY

This actually happened yesterday. I was leaving the local CVS when a lady, age unknown but older than me, I think, was walking from her car to the store. All of a sudden the wind blew a pretty good puff and all of the papers she was carrying in her hands went flying. The papers were bank deposit slips and money, cash money.

Her first response, you ask? Quote: Oh Dear Jesus, God in Heaven, help me, whatever am I going to do? Needless to say, she was panicked.

I started trying to help catch the air borne papers. It was one of the situations where you take a step and the paper blows a bit further away, take another step, whoosh there it goes further. Noticed to my right, my local primary physician walking from his car to the store, too, started helping retrieve the stuff.

Meanwhile the lady kept praying out loud, Oh, Dear God in Heaven, Help me, whatever am I going to do? I am a waitress and I need Jesus to help me.

Well, her prayers were answered. Between the three of us, all of her money, deposit slips and eye glasses were rescued.

She was very appreciative and walked away saying, Thank you, Jesus, thank you, Jesus.

Some days are specific, focused, determined good deeds, others, very spontaneous, like a gust of wind, also very funny, guess you had to be there......

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WORD WEDNESDAY

Since Wordless Wednesday seems to be the norm for many bloggers, I'm going for WORD WEDNESDAY. I will post something with words in it, brilliant, agreed? Here is a fortune from a fortune cookie recently: Time heals all wounds. Keep your chin up.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

COMMON SENSE MONEY


As you know, if you read this little blog, I am a long time money saver, pincher, not have much of it, woman. I receive several emails, weekly, on how to live on a budget. The problem is, that I have done most of them for all of our married life, no new news, as they say. So here is a common sense money tip for this Tuesday, never spend more money than you have. You are welcome.

Monday, October 25, 2010

FALL REDO


It's finally Fall in Dixie although it was 80 degrees outside today and the air conditioning was running. This is the kitchen table. It is decorated with place mats that I bought at the big WM in TN for $.75 a few years ago. Originally I think they were 5.96 each but on clearance. The first time I saw them, I wanted them but could not justify paying that price! But on clearance I bought several and use them every year. The copper tea put belonged to my mother in law. The yellow ceramic booties I purchased online from an Etsy shop. I had the artificial flowers in a small pot, tried them in the teapot and they fit perfectly. I have the lid to the pot but did not use it since the flowers worked. Our table and chairs were a gift from a church where my husband was on staff in the 1970s.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

REALLY?

Sometimes life is very hard, other times, not so hard, rarely does it seem that things are going so very right. Everywhere we look, our life is going really great. Things are going so good that we are afraid to close our eyes because when we open them again, something might be wrong. This only makes sense to me because I'm the one saying it, anyway, it's the way we feel at this point, really.

The Hubbie has retired from the job he has had for many years, a good job with a company that has been good to him, but also was 'killing' him. He had long hours in the heat and in the cold, standing on concrete for 10 or more a day, driving a long commute 45 minutes plus twice a day, 5 days a week. He is working another job at a local elementary school, which means he has all of the holidays off, a week at Tgiving, many days at Christmas, summers off, etc. His insurance is now less than $300 a month, a huge drop from paying over $750 a month, really.

Our Daughter and SIL are buying a new house plus his job has suddenly become a much better job, meaning much stress has been removed, permanently, yippee. She is working on a PhD, really.

Our young Son has a job he really likes, is making plans to finish college and go for a Masters, really.

Our older Son and DIL have become parents again, this time a baby girl. Our DIL is doing very well after her second csection in 21 months, really.

We are receiving our social security checks, meaning we are now socially secure, yes, I'm joking, really.

We have a church that we love attending, a pastor that is kind and real, really.

I started to make a list of everything that I feel is going good but realized it might be boring to others, really.

We are not rich. We do not have a pension but we are happy and at a better place than we ever thought we would be at this time in our lives, really.

So, I just wanted to say that life is good, really, really, really is good.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10/20/2010


WOW! What a date! HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- ANGELA!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CVS COUPON DEAL


At CVS several days ago, I purchased everything in this picture, rug too, for $.03. Actually it was free because the sweet cashier took the three pennies out of the penny tray!!!! PLUS $18.50 in Extra Care Bucks and $14.00 in store coupons back to me to spend another day

Monday, October 18, 2010

MAKE UP COUPON DEAL


This is the latest and maybe the best deal EVER that I have been able to do with coupons.

I purchased 20 L'OREAL $2.00 manufacturer coupons from buycoupons.org for $1.15, American dollars. Our local RiteAid has discontinued this brand, has bins of makeup marked down to, you guessed it, $2.00. I purchased 19 (one item was in the bin but not reduced so I put it back) different items, some were originally $15.25 EACH others were $17.00, for....ready....drum roll please....$3.42.

The $3.42 was for tax.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

THE NEW GRAND



Our new GRAND daughter is here. She's a beautiful baby but you knew I would say it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CHILE! CHILE! CHILE!

History was made today, did you watch?

33 miners were rescued from a tomb of living men.

The world celebrates with Chile!

We pray now that these men will live as though they have been given a second life because they have.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BUYCOUPONS.ORG

This is a website that I learned about in the coupon class from a couple of weeks ago. It's buycoupons.org.

I bought several coupons that I normally use.

Only spent $6.85 for 120 coupons. No s&h or postage for purchase over $5.

Here's what I ordered:
20 .55 off 2 Martha White muffin mix - 1.15 for all
20 .50 off 2 Fiber One chewy bars - 1.10 for all
20 .35 off Hillshire Farm deli selects lunch meat - 1.00 for all
20 2.50 off Breathe Right product - 1.15 for all
20 .75 off Sara Lee pre sliced meat - 1.15 for all
20 1.00 off 2 Kellog's Special K - 1.30 - for all

We will not eat that much lunch meat but I have a neighbor who homeschools her kids and they eat sandwiches for lunch everyday so I'm going to share with her. The website had 440+ different coupons for purchase. They arrive in a white envelope, all stacked together, and cut out!!! Ordered them on the web, shipped in 24 hours. The website even posts the expire dates so you don't order coupons that are worthless.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

KISSING

The GRAND has turned into a sweet little kisser. He kisses everything from grandpa to pumpkins to grandma to the cell phone when he's talking to Momma and Dada. So sweet and loving. Sure he has to be told no, kept from doing things that may hurt him but still he's a joy to have around.

He loves to eat, play and go for walks with grandpa. We hope he always does, for as long as we are on this earth.

GRAND he is, in more ways than one!

Friday, October 8, 2010

STAR, HIS FAVORITE THING

There is a huge oversized cardboard star hanging from our bedroom ceiling fan.

There are diapers in the trash cans, inside and out, you guess which are where.

There is a sweet cuddled up little boy in our big bed.

Guess who came to dinner?

Yep, THE GRAND.

God is good and so are his parents for sharing him with us, wonderfully tired we be.

Good night.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

C and B and C

C....cleaned and B....baby proofed the house and C....company coming! Guess who?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WHAT WEDNESDAY


WHAT?????????
It's beginning to look too much like Christmas in September!!
This picture was taken last month in a local craft store, yep, September and it looks like Christmas everywhere, trees up, wreathes hung, ornaments everywhere but it's still hot weather in Dixie in September.
Now that the weather is cooler and it's October, I wonder how many more stores have the halls decked with holly and a whole lot more?
Hohum.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/05/10

Strange date to you? Nope, not to me. It's the young son's 24th birthday. Happy Birthday! I Love You, Mom

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MINUS THE RECIPE

Today is Saturday, sweet time, time to post a recipe out of my 43 year collection, nope. Today we, The Hubbie and myself, met the younger son and his little girlfriend for lunch for his happy birthday. He will be 24 Tuesday, really, is that possible?

I be sitting here watching college football on TV, Alabama and Florida, with Florida getting whipped up on, all over their blue selves. The Hubbie is enjoying the game, me not so much, a sports lover I am not.

So, I'm sitting here, thinking of all the things I need to get done. Here is a short list, it's as boring as football on TV.

Clean out closets, keep only half of all of the stuff pulled out
Call the doctor on Monday to see about a whopping cough shot, new GRAND coming
Go to WM, use coupons, save money
Finish the garage, still dejunking, summer is over, temps are cooler, yeah
Start wrapping Christmas presents
Kitchen curtains, sew em up
Other sewing, easy stuff
Start fall housecleaning, yawn
Start walking, double yawn

What else? Blank.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

FRIDAY FUNNY ON THURSDAY

Tomorrow is Friday but still Thursday so I'm posting tomorrow's funny anyway cause I be sleepy, too sleepy to wait till midnight. Yawning.

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun
In one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other.
He says to the waiter: "Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Chief. Coming right up."

He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.....
The Indian drinks the coffee down,
Turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun,
Causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns.
He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling
Another male buffalo with the other.
He walks up to the counter and says to
The waiter: "Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto!
We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday.
What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says,
"Training for position in United States Congress:
Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull,
Leave mess for others to clean up,
Disappear for rest of day."

-- author unknown ... but one smart Indian!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING

This is the link to a great opportunity.

Check it out. Sign up, cancel at any time. Everyone could use some free food, s&h charges only.

http://www.gooddeed.mysundanceglobal.com/

Hurry the cut off date is October 20, 2010!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

BAD BACK BAD BAD BACK

See what happens when I try to get some kind of schedule for this little blog, always something.

My back is ouch-ing, chiro tomorrow.

Catch up in a bit.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

COUPONING

Up early, for a Saturday, headed to a coupon class, trying to learn all I can about saving money, living on the retirement budget. I am hoping to learn somethings I can put in my blog to share with everyone. We all need help in this economy. Just heard a lady on the radio say her husband was out of work for a year, just found a job and it's in Idaho. They live in Ohio so it means a move for her kids, sell the house, and help her Jr son graduate early. Note to me: count your blessings.

Today is Sweet Saturday, time to post a recipe but it will have to wait till I return from the class. Check back later.

Friday, September 24, 2010

DUST

'A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture .'

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WORK OR WEIGHT

Sitting here wondering what the topic should be for Wednesdays?

Should I post things about loosing weight, since I need to do more of it, or should I post about projects I need to tackle or have tackled.

Hummm......still pondering this one.

If I do the weight thing, it will put me 'out there', do I really want to spill my guts to the blogger world?

If I do the project thing, it would definitely kick me in gear.

So, would the weight thing, decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

THRIFTY HAIR CARE

One of the things on our list to cut back our expenses is haircuts.

I have always fixed my own hair, why? Well, several reasons, one being I never like it when someone else styles it, always come home and do it over. Another, I cannot sleep on it, so why waste the money?

Since moving to our little town, I have gone to a lady barber when my hair needed help. Her charge to do the same as a salon is half the price. She has retired so I found a walk in salon in the near by bigger town that does a cut for only twelve American dollars, yes, it's less than my other lady.

One of the other things that The Hubbie and I are doing to stretch the time between cuts, is shave each other's neck of that hair that grows below the hair line. We have a home hair cut kit that is years old so we use the electrical unit with no plastic blade added. It keeps his neck looking smooth. It keeps my neck free of those hanging down hairs when the rest is in a pony tail or off of my neck, also it helps being cooler.

A friend of mine has her husband highlight her hair. They use one of the kits with the cap, you know what I mean. Her hair always looks beautiful and congratulations, you're a blond, for a fraction what a salon visit would cost.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mourn with those that mourn

Monday is suppose to be about me, Me Monday. Today, no, it's about a friend.

A long time friend and her family are in mourning. Their precious grand baby, their only one, Noah, has gone to Heaven. He slipped away a few days ago, probably from SIDS, the silent killer.

The little guy had been sick for a few days, had a bad night, and was found not breathing the next morning. Oh my, what a horror for the young mother and father. The grief for all is overwhelming.

There is a purpose for everything in life, for birth, for death, for sorrow, for breathing. Somethings we just do not understand. To say we are praying seems weak but it's all we can do.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

CHURCH SIGN


Sunday will be church sign day. Stay tuned for lots of fun and wisdom on church signs in and around Dixie.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SWEET SATURDAY ONE

Should I? Should I not? Should I? Should I not? Indecision is easy for me.

I'm enjoying my little blog and have toyed with the idea of blogging on a day to day topic schedule. One day I think, okay, next day, no, I just want to use up some of my words for the day and post a picture of my GRAND baby. Me? Oh, yeah!

I'll give it another shot but don't hold me to it. I like being able to be free of a schedule, especially since I'm no longer working.

How about a sweet Saturday? It will be a recipe from my 43 year old collection, inexpensive to make, too, of course.

Here is the first Sweet Saturday recipe, one of my favorites:

Easy Fudge Pie

1 stick of margarine, melted (I use real butter)
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 9" frozen pie shell, thawed, pricked with fork

Melt butter
Combine flour, cocoa, sugar stir till blended
Break eggs in bowl, lightly beat with fork till blended
Add flour, coca, sugar, eggs and vanilla to melted butter, stir till well blended, pour into unbaked shell
Bake for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven

Pie will be soft in middle but will firm as it cools. I put the cool pie in the fridge, serve it cold. Presto. Easy Fudge Pie.

Friday, September 17, 2010

NEW JOB


The Hubbie has a new job. Life changes and we move forward, smiling, all the way.
Seeeeeeeee.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

SENIOR MOMENT



"WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?!"

The irate customer calling the newspaper office, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.

"Madam", said the newspaper employee, "today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on SUNDAY".

There was quite and long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter, "Well, that explains why no one was at church today".

-----thanks, Mary....copied from an email....it makes me smile everytime I read it!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BUDGET TIP



If you have read this blogg before, you know that we are about to go on Social Security. We have been taking steps to cut our expenses. The plan was to cut everything that we could by 50%.

Well, we have not cut our utilities by 50% but not only did our power bill NOT go up in one of the hottest months in Dixie in several years, it went down. It happened with this one change.

The stairs to the attic are in the garage. We are leaving them open/pulled down 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also leave the garage door completely or partially opened during the day, all day, until we are in for the night or going to bed.

It is drafting air thru the garage door, up the stairs and out the vent in the roof. The entire house is cooler. The attic is no longer an oven.

This will not work if your stairs are in your house. If they are in your carport, it would work but you might have to remember to pull them up or down daily or whenever, depending on where you live, crime in your area, humidity, etc.

The thermostat is set at 74, the house is staying cooler now than before trying to cool it with it set on 70. It's money in our pocket.

~~~~Please note...the stairs are installed very tight and do not come down without being pulled very hard. Be sure, if you try this, that your stairs are tight. You would not want them to fall on your car or a person.

Monday, September 13, 2010

OKAY THEN

Fortune from my fortune cookie:

You shall attain great wisdom with each passing year.

Well, that's a relief.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

GRANDPARENTS DAY


Today is Grandparents Day in the USA.

Happy Day to all my blogger friends who have grandbabies.

They are unconditional love all wrapped up in a tiny little body.

So thankful we are grandparents. We love you Riley!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

NINE YEARS AFTER 9/11

Nine years ago, really, has it been that long? It feels like just yesterday.

Although I attempt to not be political on my little blog, today is an exception.

Nine years ago our country was attacked, our people were murdered, lives were shattered, forever changed.

People lost fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, cousins, neighbors, grandmothers, grandfathers in New York City, a field in PA, and in Washington, DC. You can see the pictures of it all in your mind without adding graphics to this blog, we all can.

Why?

Some say it was because we deserved it, others say it was a secret conspiracy, others say it was to start two wars. It really doesn't matter, you know. The fact is that it happened, thousands of innocent Americans were murdered. Yes, I used the m word, murdered. We can debate and speculate but that word does not change, murdered.

Looking back now, after loosing all of them plus the thousands of our soldiers, I wish we had done something more drastic, something more permanent, something more than what we did, are doing.

Looking back, we should have treated this situation like we did before the end of World War II. Yes, we should have used the bomb. I could go on from here and try to defend my position but I will not. It's just my personal opinion, I have no power.

But, think about it, for a moment. Wouldn't that have been better than what we are dealing with today?

The muslims are in control of the world, whether we want to admit it or not. They are like spoiled children who rule the house. If someone or something happens that they do not like, they threaten the world and the world backs down. Everything, and I mean everything, upsets them. The world backs down.

Go back to the paragraph above, the one that starts with But, think about it.....

My prayer is for the 9/11 families today, may they have God's grace to make it through still another remembrance. The hole in their hearts will never heal. It's too big, too deep, but God can give them grace.

It's all I can pray for on this sad, sad, day, 9/11, nine years later.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

EARTH STOPPING

Today I have nothing to say.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CLEAN JOKE

A little girl asked her father, "Daddy? Do all fairy tales
begin with 'Once upon a time'?"

He replied, "No, a whole series of fairy tales begins with
'If elected I promise...'"


Nuff said.

Monday, September 6, 2010

LABOR ON LABOR DAY


--copied from www
Do you labor on Labor Day, not child birth labor but working labor. We do about every year. It's another of the few catch up days we have each year. So, have a good one, get caught up and ready for another work week.

We are eating out because we have a BOGO free coupon at a steakhouse in the near by bigger town. I'll take eating out anytime over cooking in, how about you?

Celebrate today that we live in a free country, for now, free to work and worship as we choose, for now, free to have a day off, for now. God bless the United States of America and the people that are part of Her great heritage.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

DIL FAVORITE


--copied from www

Our DIL has two favorite flowers, maybe more. This is a pic of one of them, very pretty, agreed?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

4 AM

Is it too early or too late? We went to sleep early, tired from the hospital adventures of the week. What happened? I woke up and could not go back to sleep. Crazy, I know, too much on my mind.

I'm considering starting another blog, for ranting and venting only. It would have to be under a pen name so I could really vent and really rant.

Do you ever feel frustrated? Full up? I do.

No, none of the above will be the title.

The Hubbie's heart is fine so it's onward to find out what is the cause of these attacks.

Good night or is it good morning.

Friday, September 3, 2010

TWO TRUE STORIES

Two Stories BOTH TRUE - and worth reading!!!!

STORY NUMBER ONE

Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life off the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street . But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still."

STORY NUMBER TWO

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft.
This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?

Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

--COPIED FROM AN EMAIL FROM MY FRIEND, MARY.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CARDIAC CARE FLOOR

You never know what a day brings. Today brought The Hubbie back in the hospital, transported to the local bigger town via ambulance, no working a/c in it, admitted to the Heart Center.
BUT
The cardiologist does not see anything that says heart....all of the tests are coming back great....liver, ekg, xrays, blood, etc. A stress test tomorrow and if that is good, he's home and back to his other drs to try to find out what is causing all of this.

He was so much better tonight....eatting.....teasing the nurses.....one came in and asked his name for verification....he said Leroy...she said uhoh then we have a problem....we all started laughing of course.

So, a surprise stressful day, ends well, with a good laugh.

Even in the valleys God is good.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HOME and 8 HOUR LIFE BREAK

The Hubbie is home, sleeping and has most of the morning. His color is back to normal, as well as his heart rate. PTL. He has ulcerations on his stomach lining. Other tests have been made and we are waiting for the results on those.

One of our balloons burst, too. We were both hoping that health insurance could be cut back and The Hubbie could be closer to retirement. He is a veteran but a letter came saying that yes, he is accepted but must reapply yearly. No change in the health insurance for now so no change in the job schedule.

Meanwhile, here is a website that I really enjoy. I get the email sent to my inbox. This link came today. Sounds like a great idea for young mothers and older ones, too, or anyone who wants a break from living for a few hours.

http://www.vocalpoint.com//_500001698/Articles/The_8Hour_Life_Break?tdestid=7754&tmemberid=2CCFB235-30E4-452C-85E2-9D7E5559BF16

Copy and paste because it is not an active link in this blog.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DAY 2

The Hubbie is still in the hospital, nothing to eat since yesterday around 3 so they are scope-ing his stomach in a few minutes.

HOSPITAL

The Hubbie came home from work very ill. I rushed him to the hospital, flashers blinking, foot on the accelerator, running a red light, all of the rest were green, amazingly, hurry to the ER. He had symptoms like a heart attack or stroke but it is not one. He threw up, had other signs that the hospital thinks he may have an ulcer. They scope him tomorrow.

All of this on his first day of semi retirement.

God love him.

Monday, August 30, 2010

IT CAN HAPPEN

Today is a life changing day, how many of those does a body have in a lifetime?

Today, The Hubbie started working part time, well, part time to him. For years he has worked 50 hour weeks with hours of commute added to that 50 hour week. Today, he has started working 35 hours a week, work two days, off two days, work two days, off on Sunday. He went into the store today at 9 AM.

We are still trying to get to the point that our health insurance will not come out of his part time job money, small steps are being taken, but moving forward is the goal.

Our first Social Security checks arrive in a few weeks, direct deposited, of course. He will be making the limited 1180 per month with insurance deducted from that amount.

We have been successful in paying off the house, cutting his medication expenses to less than half, reduced our utility expenses, reduced grocery costs, learning the couponing game, reduced charitable giving, reduced eatting out costs, and other stuff that I cannot remember at the moment.

Any how, we're working it.

It can happen.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

TODAY IT RAINED

This morning was a wonderfully refreshing morning. It was raining and lasted until the middle of the afternoon. A good rain is God giving the earth a bath. Thank you.

Friday, August 27, 2010

ALABAMA CRAZY




HEY NOW....remember they are National Champs.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

HOME SWEET HOME

Home again, home again. It's nice going away but isn't it nice coming home? Is that a sign of old age? Is the adventure gone out of life? What does it mean when you get to the point in your life that there really is no place like home?

Monday, August 23, 2010

FAIR is FAIR


Several days ago, I posted a funny pic of The Hubbie with a SC Gamecock hat on his head, complete with silly look on his face.

Here is the other one, of daughter and self. It's just fair.

The SIL is a Gamecock graduate and Carolina Panthers fan, just so you know.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DEATH AND DYING

Not a pretty subject to most, I know, but it happens to us all. Some sooner, some later, some much too soon, others much too late. Some live long lives, become bitter and a burden, as a friend of mine said years ago, too many candles on the birthday cake.

In our church, this week, there were three deaths in three different families. One a son-in-law, long time suffering cancer victim, one a 23 year old grandson killed in an auto accident, one a husband, a short time suffering cancer victim. Each will be missed by their loved ones.

What is death? It's separation, separation from this body. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

There are many paths to God according to man, being baptized as an infant, doing good, being a member of a temple, believing in the power of yourself, but only one path to God according to God. Do you know what that path is?

Find a Bible, a real Bible, not a separate book, open it and turn the pages towards the back and find the book named John. There are three other Johns but this is the big one after Luke. Find chapter three, follow that chapter until you get to the verse with the number sixteen beside it. Read it.

It's the true path, the only path to God, according to God.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SATURDAY

Saturday already.

Am I spending too much time on the Internet? Something is eatting up my days.

I've heard all my life that time goes by faster as you get older. I think it may be true.

Friday, August 20, 2010

MICHAELS CRAFT STORE

Today was a yarn searching adventure for me. I love getting up earlier, heading to the local bigger town, after rush hour, very little traffic, cooler temps, several errands accomplished, lunch out and back home just after one, all fun.

I found the yarn, along with some other fun things on clearance for the house, maybe as gifts. Who knows? A friend of mine is teaching me how to knit long distance via emails. She has the most beautiful touch, perfect stitches, perfect tension. She's a pro.

If you sign up for Michael's' email newsletter, you will get 40% off of one regular priced item. All you have to do is give them your email, with name, which makes sense. The information notifies you of their sales. The 40% off is good in the store or online.

The deal for today was purchasing several items, two skeins of yarn, flower pots, book for the GRAND baby for Christmas, etc., for $18.88 with tax. One of the clearance items, alone, was originally $19.99 before tax.

I really like Michael's! This one is too far away, worth the drive but only occasionally.

As you know, I love a bargain or several at a time, I'll take it!

Mission accomplished.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

HOW RUDE

Some Senior Citizens are rude people. They are self centered and it shows by their actions.

Today, I was at the Kroger pharmacy, waiting in a line of six other customers, not including the one that was leaving as I approached and the one that stepped up as I was moving out of the aisle to make room for people passing with carts, change that to eight then (in front and back of me, total of 8). When the pharmacy realized the line was so long, a second register was opened in an effort to help the waiting customers. The next in line person stepped to the second register, which is on the side of the pharmacy counter, next in line after all.

The problem is another customer walked up to the newly opened register, did not get in line, and stood there as if he was waiting, too. Nope, he cut. He knew he did, the other customers were staring him down, including myself, he smiled sheepishly, dropped his oversize head. He knew he was a bad boy. Did it change his behavior? Nope, when the customer finished, he stepped up, very friendly to the employee, was helped, and walked away, his no neck, overweight, pot belly, gray haired self, turning to his left so he would not face the line of waiting folk. Rude. Rude. Rude.

Another customer was being helped at the first register so guess who was next at the newly opened register, teehee, yep, it be me.

I knew the lady working there, realized they were overwhelmed with work, still I had to say something, smiling, I responded to her pleasant greeting of 'how are you?'. I said, fine, then said, he, referring to the customer just helped, cut in line. The employee said she thought he had but was not sure so did not say anything. I repeated, he did, he cut in line. She apologized, not her fault, it was the cutter in liner that was wrong. Shame. Shame. Shame.

We as older Americans, Senior Citizens, I am one so I can say it, should be examples to others not a shame to ourselves or others our age.

Here are some suggestions for better behavior:

1 - don't cut in line when you know you are not next to be helped
2 - don't act like you don't know what you are doing, it's called lying
3 - don't be so self centered
4 - act like an adult not like a child in elementary school
5 - do unto others, you creep

The vent session is done but I'll be watching you, behave, you old toot.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO THE DR AGAIN

Here are the latest toe pictures, backwards. The first is at the bottom, the last is at the top and is actually the left toe several days after it was worked on yet again, nasty, but done, one more time. Scroll down and then back up, maybe it will be less frightening, maybe not.













Cute sandals, I know, a Ross deal, I like.
Hope this doesn't give you nightmares, just sharing information. Remember the two big toes have already been procedured, part of the nail remained so went back for phase two. Yes, more shots, more cutting, more swelling, more pain and more chemicals to prevent the nail from growing back.
Life of a Senior citizen, you never know what will mess up next.
Hey, we're still kicking.
Pardon the pun.






PUREX COMPLETE


Have you seen this new product? I think it's great but expensive. It started out pricing around $6-$8, yes American dollars. I only buy it when I have coupons, it's on sale and can be stacked with other deals, making it worth the price.
I found out that you can cut each sheet into thirds and use one third per load of dirty clothes. Cut it from top to bottom not across, which includes the detergent, softener and static guard. I use one half sheet for hubbies extra dirty clothes, just so you know.
This little tricks makes the product stretch to wash 60 loads instead of 20. Do the math, cheap, cheap!
Plus, no spilling of liquid, no purchasing dryer sheets or anti static spray on product. No measuring, no mess, just one great idea.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2 DAYS

In the last two days I have been shopping CVS sales plus a few other things we needed at the house or otherwise (made one purchase, store out of dish washing tabs, back today to use coupon, received extra bucks and more store generated coupons, bought sales stuff that I knew we would use, made three different purchases).

I spent $34 and purchased $109 worth of stuff, not including tax on the lower amount or higher, rounding it off.
So, you can say I bought three things totaling $34 and brought home twelve things free.





I'm beginning to impress The Hubbie, after I read off the sales receipts, I had him clap for me. The man loves not spending money!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WWW

One never knows what one will find on the world wide web. Here are pics of two things that caught my eye, both are copied, source unknown.

Two of my favorite colors are black and yellow, I like this, it's over the top and would never be in my house for several reasons, one it's too much in one room and way too expensive, still I like looking at the picture.

Here is another one, a picture of a shoe, a strange shoe, but still a shoe. A dear friend of mine likes giraffes so this caught my eye. I forwarded it to her. It's interesting and fun, don't know if it's real or just an edited photo of a shoe. It probably does cost a bunch of money, my taste is way more expensive than by budget.


There is an old quote, champagne taste on a beer budget. I don't drink, never have, never will, but its a quote that I've heard all my life. Now you've heard it and it fits this blog post. Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THE HUBBIE

We were visiting our daughter and SIL in SC. The SIL is a South Carolina Grad and huge fan. They won this year, if you haven't heard, it's their first big title! The SIL has a molded plastic SC hat that he placed on The Hubbie. If you knew how serious and dry he is as far as humor, you would be dying laughing, too, like we did when he turned the hat sideways and gave this look for the camera.

Oh me, I'm still laughing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

MONDAY AFTER MONDAY

Wow, what a change vacation over Monday is from vacation happening Monday! It seems like I am a week behind or more!

Today was another trip to the foot doctor, hohum. He is working on my other big toe for the second time. The first big toe was worked over before we went on vacation. The nail on both has not grown back correctly, honestly, they both look like they were cut crooked so the nail is growing into the skin yet again. I have little nail left on this second go around of in office procedures. There are pictures to post. The Hubbie thinks who would want to see that? I think, hey, maybe it would warn someone or encourage someone about their own ingrown toenails.

The ultimate goal, of course, is be free of ingrown toenails and the pain they cause.

Check back because you know I'm going to post the pics, yep, you know it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

HI THERE

Here is a self portrait of me, taken in the front yard of a friend. Her husband does great work with lawns, their place is beautiful. I did not see one weed in their front yard, very much the opposite of our yard which is all weeds with a little grass. Plus with the lack of rain, the grass is almost dead, which means no mowing, a good thing.

Tomorrow is back to reality, bummer.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

AWOL

We've been on vacation, lots of miles, lots to see, lots to do, lots to blog about in the very near future. This is a picture of a friend's front yard. Beautiful, isn't it?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BIG LITTLE BOY

It's been awhile so here he is, just took it today.