Friday, November 29, 2013


I do not cook on Tgiving any more.  It's such a much nicer time to drive to the near by bigger town and eat out.  No cooking for days to eat it in 20 mins and spend another 30 mins cleaning up.  Been there done that for sure. 
On the way to the near by bigger town to meet the younger cute son and girlfriend, I was driving.  We passed an SUV type vehicle.  On the back was a bumper sticker.
Now, by this time, you know I do not use profanity.  I think people that do are either uneducated or lack manners.
But, this was funny!  It read:
Yes, I miss George Bush.
H**l, I even miss Bill Clinton.
I laughed and laughed and laughed.  Funny isn't it?! 
Happy Day after Tgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 28, 2013



Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Last week, we had a family medical emergency.  We, The Hubbie and I, threw clothes into the suitcases, sped out the door and headed north.  Thankfully, although it was a true emergency, it was not life threatening.  We thought it was and could have been but was not.
I had some cash money laying on the kitchen table.  I picked up that cash money, dropped it into the top of my purse without thinking and headed out the door. 
I did not need to use money while I was gone so I did not even miss it.  But, when we arrived back home the next day, this is what I found laying on the front lawn.

Yep, all of my cash.  It had rained so the money was wet, soggy, and too heavy to be blown away from the wind over night. 
Boy, was I blessed.  I would have driven myself crazy looking for this when I did need it.  Never would have figure out what happened to it had it not been for God sending the rain to keep it in the front yard, it would have blown away.  It's the remainder of my birthday money from last July.
Do we live in a safe neighborhood?  Yes, I say we do. 
All is safe.  The cash has dried out.  It's a bit crinkly but still very much spendable.
This has become one of my favorite sayings:
God takes care of me in spite of my stupidity.
The other favorite saying is:
You can't make it for that (meaning a piece of clothing, etc., cheaper to buy than to make).
I think the first saying applies quiet nicely, don't you?  No amens people.  I'm just thankful I didn't loose it for good.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Recently I read an Internet report about people in Japan.  Apparently everyone there carries a fabric handkerchief.  Old people, middle people, young people, teens, even kiddos.  I never realized this.  Maybe it started when there was the bad flu several years ago.  Maybe not.
The point of the report was that Americans average using two boxes of tissues per month, which I doubted, me being the doubter I am.  This totals up to over $90 per year to wipe your nose and other things.
Here is the tip for today.  When you go to a place of eating, you are usually given extra napkins.  I have kept those for years and years.  I started when our oldest son was a baby.  He is now 42.  He says I'm old for doing it.  Well, then, I've been old a very long time.
Hogwash.  I detest waste.  Although I am not a tree hugger, I can do my part to save the planet.  Not really, I just want to save money.
So, instead of disposing of perfectly good napkins, I put them in my purse and use them as tissue.  Yes, some are brown colored, some have Subway logos.  Big deal.
I keep an overflowing stash in the driver door pocket of my little zoom-zoom.  I'm never without. 
Saving is saving. 
Or you can buy several fabric tissues, have the initial cost of purchase, cost of cleaning, cost of replacing, thought of blowing your nose over and over into the same, never mind, I'm gagging.
So there you go.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Got married that day....still married 46 years the same guy.  Guess we're gonna make it.

We went a shootin to clebrate.  I leaned to the left to show the backdrop.

Bang bang


Thursday, November 21, 2013


It's Fall, Y'all.  I enjoy this season so much because it is not hot in Dixie.  The temp is low on the thermostat so I'm comfy.  The Hubbie is cold.  He runs around in flannel.  I'm still in summer clothes.  Wonderful.
Here are the changes I made for the season in our living room.  Everything is from the Dollar Tree except the pillow.

 The color is a soft red, changed from the bright yellow for the summer.  Easy and cheap.

Flowers, candle and holder were all one dollar, American.

The pillow is from CVS, after Christmas last year 75% off.  Part of the packaging for the pillow was two wide ribbons with Velcro.  How to use these?  Hummmm.....

Another candle and holder for a touch of red.  More pics later.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Yep, it's true, I've been gone, again.  I love it, too!  I spent a week with my daughter and her little family, well, sorta I spent a week with them.
I was able to watch our newest GRAND while Momma and Daddy went out of town for business and pleasure. 
It was a great time of play, eating out, playing, eating out, grocery shopping, eating out, laundry doing, eating out.  
Hummmm.....some of these keys must be stuck on repeat.  Nah.  It's all true.
I flew again.  So much better than driving.  No Atlanta traffic.  Nuff said. 

Youngest son and girlfriend drove over, saw them for a bit.
Spent the night coming and going at the oldest son's house with the other two GRANDS. 
Wasn't even tired till I landed at the big TN airport then crash!  Had to drive thru for a donut fix to keep up the energy level. 
Back to a quiet house.  More laundry doing. 
 It happens.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I have missed a few days of posting.  This is catch up for the tips about health.  So here are all of them in one posting....courtesy of the w w w.
24 Healthy Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

 1. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

 2. There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

 3. In some parts of the world, they protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.

 4. The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein, which means ‘to exercise naked.’

 5. There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee, of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.

 6. During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food — that’s the weight of about 6 elephants

 7. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

 8. Gently massage the space between your eyebrows to induce deep sleep.

 9. Laughter boosts your immune system and decreases stress hormones.

10. Each pound above your ideal weight lowers your life expectancy by 34 days.

11. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
 12. The human brain can hold five-times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

13. Stress causes ulcers

14. Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.

15. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don’t see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.

16. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.

17. Women's hearts beat faster than men’s do.

18. From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain.

19. People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain

20. Your brain is 80% water.

21. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.

22. The brain itself cannot feel pain.

23. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

24. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
So am I ahead now?  GRIN!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Tuesday tip for today is check out the local beauty school for things like hair coloring services, cuts, manicures, pedicures, etc.
I drove by the one in the near by bigger town today.  The special they are offering, on a walk in basis, too, is manicures for only $5.00!!!

The cheapest I've ever had a manicure at a local salon was $18.00.  That cost is over three times what the beauty school charges.
Yep, only five bucks, no appointment needed.