Saturday, November 19, 2011


First, SANY0040I have a dog and we named him Bear.  He is a drop off.  In other words, how could any person not love this wonderful pup.  This 11-year-old pup.  He is the kind of dog that you would not give a dollar for him, but you would have to give me a million to take him off my hands.

This is the Bear.  With his Squeaker.  When he first came to live with us, we tried many, many toys.  And the only thing that he would play with was this little, pink stuffed cow.  Of course, the first thing he did was pull out the stuffing.  But he did not care.  As long as it squeaked, he loved it.  He tossed it, played catch with it, tried to take it outside, and even snuck it outside (fortunately it was summer and it did not get lost in the snow).  He was so hard on the squeakers that come in the stuffed animals, that I finally put a squeaking ball inside.  Of course, it was bigger that the belly, so he ended up with a patch in the middle.  He did not care.  He loved that thing. 

Well, a couple of weeks ago Bear’s cable broke and off he went, chasing a stranger down the road.  Fortunately he did not catch that person. And I found out that my neighbors are afraid of my dog.  At least that is what Animal Control told me.  So the past couple of weeks have been difficult for both of us.  I repaired his cable, but it did not reach the door.  So I was traipsing out with him on a leash to the chain, and repeat on the way back.  Bear weighs about 60 pounds.  And I trust him as far as I can throw him.

Today I finished his new cable.  Unfortunately it is about 15 feet too short.  So I took a section of an old chain and added it to the new section.  It is not perfect, but it is sound.  What we don’t do for those 4-legged fur child.  It is not that I don’t love him, but if he were a child he would be easier to take care of.  And probably eat less.

Now, I am going to quit rambling.  Fortunately for him, I love the dumb dog.  Time to go get HIS dinner out of the oven.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Why is it I would rather sit in front on a paused TV than listen to what is playing.  This place is a mess with a great bit SSSSSs.  I spend the day sitting, or sleeping, or eating. or hating the way I spend the day.  So….. Onward and upward…  Forward Ho…  Off we go into the great beyond.

But what to do first?  There is laundry needing to be folded.  And papers to be sorted.  And the trash taken out.

There. I have a list of three things.  Strive to complete them in the next 24 hours.  Then your life will be yours.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I just had my lawn mowed.  Getting your lawn mowed by surprise is so000 wonderful.  Thanks so much.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


  1. TV.  Okay, I am a TV junkie.  Even witout regular TV, moves still drag me in.  Got to quit doing that.  But it is not on right now, so at least I am making a headway.
  2. Lights.  I did manage to turn off all of the lights before I left yesterfday, so that is a good thing.  If it werent for the darn TV....
  3. Dishwasher.  Since I spent the night on a sleep-over with Trish, I did not get everything done.  I DID run the dishwasher, but I did not get it emptied.  I am ashamed to say that I spent too much time doing other things.  And it still isn't done.  So..... GET IT DONE!!!
  4. Other stuff....  I have unloaded more of the stuff from my trip to Idaho.  Does more count???  I think it does.  Anything accomplished counts for a lot.  Or maybe I should say any one thing accomplished counts...  Every little thing counts.
On a different board... My sleepover with Trish was wonderful.  We went out to dinner at Angies, a place we have not visited in over a year.  And did so with enjoyment. 

We discussed putting together the gifts for the guests at Alicia's wedding.  I will get it posted ASAP so that I can get feedback from everyone.  The charms are turning out wonderful.  Shrinky-dinks are back, and they are wonderful.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Okay, I am officially a Facebook junkie.  When I just caught myself reading and replying to who know what, I am not even more determined to stay away.  I am not quite as radical as some, but am attempting to hold off to twice a day.  Guess this means I am done for today.

Life is good right now.  Not that it is terrific.  I still have lots of things to accomplish, but with this newest solution, I hope to never be in this situation again.  EVER!!

Things I have done to help things be better:
  1. Turned off TV.  Permanently.
  2. Turn off lights.  Constantly.  Always.  It makes me wonder why I need so many lights.
  3. Run dishwasher daily.  ACTUALLY, it should be EMPTY dishwasher every night.  I can do this.  It is not hard.  I just needs to be what I do every night, like taking my pills.  I needs to be the thing that I do to live.  Not because you need clean dishes to live.  Clearly, you do not.  BUT you need to have the results of this action to truly enjoy LIFE.  And that is what I wish for myself.
  4. So, what else.  Laundry, floors, car, lawn, weeds.  There are so many things that it is impossible to prioritize.  So choose.  Do one thing each day.  LIFE will be better because that one task is finished.  I CAN DO THIS.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Why do people keep telling me it’s a mistake to stop working before I have to?

Answer:  This question reminds me of something my mother used to tell me… “Don’t ever let someone else tell you what you get hat you cannot do.  Not even me!”  When someone says “You can’t”, what it really means is that they can’t… So why should get to?    You are about to start doing “what makes you happy”; that means you have a dream worth protecting.  As long as you have  a plan for how you will live, don’t let jealous people turn their insecurities into yours.

This was taken from the March 2011 AARP magazine article written by Chris Gardner.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


No More Games until MIDNIGHT.  K.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Joys in Life

A Hot Tub!!

There is nothing better in life than a fresh, hot tub.  You climb in and soak away all of your troubles. 

Believe it or not, this morning I took a fresh, hot bath.  It was wonderful.  I used a bath fizzy that my niece, Katrina, had made for me.  It was wonderful.  I may do it again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear, dear Dell:

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come With Me".
With tearful eyes we watched as we saw you pass away,
Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the BEST.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside.

I typed this a few weeks ago when I had to go to the doctor and it was so so soooooo cold.

It is 3 degrees outside and I have to go to the doctor. Life is not so good. The cough is still here, and Bear is still trying to beat me up constantly. Actually, I am not considered a risk in daylight hours, just at night. Oh well, it could be worse. It could be getting better instead of worse.

BUT…. I have a smile on my face so life could not be better today.

Now I just wish I had scraped the car yesterday when it was not frozen. Just could not face the cold. Should have... should have.

Have a great day. Do something that makes you grin!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life, the more the merrier.

What I want to do with my life:  It is 7:30 at night.  All I want to do is get in bed and watch TV.  But that is not part of my goal from yesterday.  Yesterday I set the goal of putting together 3 books.  And I did not succeed.  So, I am going to get in the tub and take a hot bath with a good book, get into bed before midnight, and sleep the night away.  When I awake in the morning, I am going to get up and start the day.  and accomplish something.
I am not going to say wish me luck, cause luck is not what I need.  Please grant me the energy to accomplish the goals I have set forth for myself.  Then, life can be good.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alarm Clocks

I hate alarm clocks.   You set an alarm.  Then when it goes off, it interrupts what you are doing that, at the time, seems much, much more important that the reason for the alarm.