Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fill-in meeme

Thursday, February 26, 2009

#113 we go!

1. I'm awake, I'm dressed, yet I still need a nap!

2. Why do I have the time and not the money to do anything?

3. How does thiskarma thing work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put "BE HAPPY" on my to do list.

5. I consider myself lucky because I have a great relationship with my daughter Maurean.

6. One day we’ll see world peace.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to the Nickel for a fish dinner and a cold Miller, coming home and cleaning my dirty house, tomorrow my plans include laundry and Sunday, I want to watch some tv and read a little!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

what I thunk

Welcome to the Feb 26th version of Thursday Thunks!

(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)

Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post. Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! Thats what all this is about afterall, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color white and the number 1734.

1. What kind of dryer sheets do you use? I don't. because of allergies

2. How many times a week do you eat out/order in? 10 days or more every 2 weeks @ work)

3. What did you do the night of your high school graduation? a party at home, and a walk around town with my bff Jo

4. So Octomom is rumored to have been offered a million bucks to do a porno. Would you do it for a million? no

5. If your child was born with an extra finger or toe, would you have it surgically removed? yes

6. What was the last movie you saw? Grand Turino
7. I wanna buy you a dozen roses, what color should they be? Talisman

8. You are walking across the street, you are not quite half way when a speeding car comes... you have to run to get out of its way, which direction do you run? to the nearest policeman

9. Tell us about a time when you were invited over somewhere and had the most awful time.
To my ex-sister in laws house for dinner--you would not believe the mess--dried potatoes in a bowl in the bathroom--a refrigerator box of garbage in the living room--thank goodness, I was pregnant and could beg out without too much trouble.
10. You open your front door and there is a box with a puppy in it... what do you do? Feed it, love it, name it, and enjoy!

Thursday 13

T hursday thirteen is my favorite meeme.

H ow do you decide what to say?

U p 'till now I just picked a subject that interested me,

R egardless of the subject, just the number.

S ay what you want, it worked.

D id you remember to play this week?

A re you having trouble thinking of a subject?

Y ou could just write a poem....

T ake 13 pictures...

H int about your pets...

I nquire about other bloggers...

R ecall your 13 favorite movies...

T ell 13 jokes...

E ntice us with a 13 ingredient cake...

E ven just say hello in 13 languages...

N ow, it's your turn.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just a thought

I haven't written here in a while, mainly because the weather has been so crappy and depressing that it has been on my mind, and I figure I have written enough about the if Mother Nature could take the hint and give us some sunshine to brighten our souls, THAT would be something to write about.

I have an extra day this weekend (five days instead of four) and IF the temperature cooperates, I will get some painting done at Mom's house.

I think I will be moving there come Fall, as there are fewer repairs to be made there than here. the tenants, as I laughingly refer to them, have moved out, and it's time to assess the damage.I know that it needs a furnace replacement, and cabinet refacing, and the hardwood floors need refinishing, but the rest will be a SURPRISE.

U.M. meeme

  1. Carpet :: beetle

  2. William :: Tell

  3. Oh! :: Shucks!

  4. Board game :: Monopoly

  5. Sunlight :: Moonlight

  6. Delay :: Flight

  7. Winner :: The (it's a book)

  8. Concubine :: Mistress

  9. Comatose :: patient

  10. Satisfy :: your sweet tooth with chocolate

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1-3 are courtesy of Mar this we go!1. Give me a minute and I'll get right on it.
2. Whenever I get a chance.
3. I wish it were so.4. Pecan pie was the last thing I ate that was utterly delicious.
5. To live in this world you must make compromises.
6. Other than this one, Mo's is the last blog I commented on.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Jan's spagetti, tomorrow my plans include working and Sunday, I want to unwind with a good book!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Wednesday

The name comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English language Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the English god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"), and reflects the widespread association of Woden with Mercury going back to Tacitus.
Today is my last (of 2) day off before heading back to work. I slept most of yesterday, I always seen to waste my first day off by sleeping, but then at least, I'm slightly ready to face what's left of the work week. Today, I MUST tackle the laundry. get the trash to the curb, and clean the refrigerator.
I started this day with a cinnamon roll and a cup of Gevalia Cinnamon coffee, read the paper, had another cup of coffee, and made 2 more book thongs. The dishes, few though they might be await, and the laundry is calling. Since I normally work second shift, I have decided I don't have to tackle the housework until 2:45, and that gives me time for another cup of coffee, and a game of chess.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Be mine :: Valentine
  2. Ecstatic :: elated
  3. Orderly :: hospital
  4. Sebastian :: Cabbot
  5. Sore :: spot
  6. Don’t need :: no education
  7. Rockstar :: Elvis (what can I say, I'm old!)
  8. Tinfoil :: foil
  9. Addiction :: coffee
  10. Where? :: and when?

Winter drive

Well, it was another snowy overcast day, here in my little corner of the world. I thought you might enjoy a couple of shots of the trek I take daily on my way to work. Most of this was taken on the first half of my journey, as it was easier to steer and take pictures at the same time. These shots were taken in the early afternoon, and as you can see. the immediate visibility was good, but you can hardly see the forest (for the trees) on the horizon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's day

I'm off to work, but wanted to wish you all a great day.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Only the Good

Yesterday it was like Spring here in North Western Pennsylvania. The road crews were out clearing out the dirty piles of accumulated snow, and the Sun was shining down on the freshly plowed roads. All n all, it was like rebirth.

Today, I awoke to a freshly blanketed yard, street and car. Again, Ol' Man Winter, popped up and covered us with a fresh comforter of snow. I was looking forward to being warm again, but this was an expected surprise.

Normally, I listen to the Chicago noon news and weather, because it seems to be a better representation of what to expect here, than does the Pittsburgh station. (That's because on Dish, they consider Pittsburgh to be my local station, but we still get the lake effect weather from Erie.) I was prepared for the snow, as I am prepared for rain tomorrow, which will mean icy roads.

By now you would expect me to be fed up with the snow, which after all has been tremendous, this year, but for some strange reason, I am enjoying this second chance to be amazed at the beauty and crispness it brings to the morning.

Our cottage at work is getting four transfers from another building, and the ladies are a welcome addition to our little family group. They are higher functioning ladies with outside interests, and "boyfriends" that will be visiting on occasion (platonic) and may even join in at the weekly get-togethers.

To sum it up, fresh air, crisp clean atmosphere, new friends, and new ideas and plans...what' not to's "Only the Good" to a tee.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday fill-ins

Thursday, February 12, 2009

#111 we go!
1. It seems like Winter again today.
2.Flush when you're done, please?
3. If I thought you were right I'd be mistaken!
4. Sunshine is what I think of most when I think of you.
5. To me, Valentine's Day means time and a half.
6. Mo gives me strength.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a good movie, tomorrow my plans include work and Sunday, I want to play hooky, but I can't!

Thursday Thunks

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color Cotton Candy Pink and the number 3,333,333,331.

1. You are driving down the road and there is a puddle in the road. A big puddle. Not one that will really wreck your car or anything, but a big puddle. There is no other cars in front of you or behind you - do you drive through the puddle or drive around it?
I will slowly drive around it.
2. Go to Google Images, type in any word that comes to mind and post the 1st picture you see.

3. A college calls you up and says that you have been selected to take get any degree that you want on their dollar.... what do you choose?

The Law

4. Are you blogging on a laptop or desktop?


5. Which store, excluding a grocery store, do you shop at most often?

The Dollar Tree

6. My daughters tried out for the school musical last night. Were you ever in a school play/musical? Which one?

Have you ever heard me sing? The answer is no!

7. I read yesterday that a school PTA group wants to try to ban white bread, cakes, brownies or any other "treat" from their lunch menus... plus make kids' lunchboxes brought from home not include any "junk food". Thoughts on that one?

No junk food is a good idea, but don't even think of telling me what I can put in my child's lunch.

8. How many people can your kitchen table seat?


9. What time is it right now?

10:36 AM

10. Walk out the front door of your house/apartment, turn right, walk 2 blocks. What do you see?

A walk out my front door and turning R walks me into the side of my house...if I walk to the end of my sidewalk and turn R I can only walk 1 block before walking into a hill...can't comply with this one.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is not only encouraged, it is part of being a Thursday Thirteener! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun!

Here are thirteen reasons I am divorced:

  1. When tipping the minister, he asked for change from a twenty.
  2. He thought he was a great dancer...he was NOT!
  3. He lied, a lot.
  4. He stepped through the storm windows when he finally got around to putting them up.
  5. He painted the tub, toilet and gas stove with rubber based paint when I asked him to paint the fault for not being more explicit.
  6. He called from work when Maurean was 2 months old and asked what sex and what name, so he could put "IT" on the insurance.
  7. He killed my fish and bird and left them on the dining room table because he was mad at me for telling him his wh*#e was on the phone for him.
  8. He NEVER held Mo...never changed her, and never acknowledged her.
  9. He slept with my cousin.
  10. He bought me a toaster for our first Christmas.
  11. He went out drinking with his sister when I was in the hospital having surgery...but could not find time to visit me.
  12. He never paid child support, medical bills, yet he claimed her every year on his income tax returns.
  13. BUT BEST OF ALL, he adores his second daughter, by wife #3, and he could not understand why Maurean would rather have Rick at her graduation, than him!
Luckily for me, I met and loved again, and they only made him seem like so much less of a man and father.

AND Luckily for Mo, she had a loving family to give her more than enough to make up for his absence!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

WOW! Movie taste runs just short of being what one would think of as a woman's taste in movies, so it may not strike a cord with you ladies out there, but here goes:

  1. "Who keel 'im the white boy Hatcher?"
  2. "Say hello to my lil friend!"
  3. "How many times do I have to tell you? PLEASE don't shoot the nuclear weapons!"
  4. "I'm an Uncle!"
  5. "AH, Blue! You'd let anybody ride ya!"
  6. "My hand is ready, may it do him ease."
  7. "Here's Johnny!"
  8. "Show me the money!"
  9. "This is my smiley face."
  10. "here's a stick to beat the pretty lady."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ice sculptures 2009

For years, I have had to work during the ice sculpture contest in Franklin, but not this year! I got there early, because of the weather, and parking, and didn't stay for the entire show, but I think there were only 3 artists working. I took lots of pictures, but Ice against snow does not show up as well as it is in real life. I hope you enjoy, and get to go to one (an ice sculpting contest) As for me, it was well worth the wait!

Of course, I had to end with the Super Bowl Award! GO STEELERS!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Only the Good

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As sun sines through my window pane and dances on the floor,
It brings many happy memories of recent days of yore.
Thoughts of happy children, singing, playing games,
Running, skipping, hopscotch, minor scrapes and pains.
Broken dolls and broken dreams, growing into youth,
Learning, teaching, seeking and reaching for the truth.
Now's the time to go ahead, find some other dreams,
Fill your life with happiness, sunlight and moon beams.
Take time to stretch and reach your goals, save time to keep in touch,
Find pleasure in some solitude and the lives that you have touched.
May all your lives be touched today, the way you hoped it would,
Forget whatever makes you sad, remember "ONLY THE GOOD."

Friday Fill-ins we go!
1. Please don't tell me secrets.
2. Can you function without coffee in the morning?
3. The colorlime green makes me want to barf!
4. I have a craving for Mom's ginger cookies.
5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it every third Thursday (when I'm off).
6. Eyes are the windows to the soul.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting my nails done, tomorrow my plans include the ice sculpture show in Franklin and Sunday, I want to watch the Pro-Bowl!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things that I have never done, and would like to do:

  1. Go on a hayride

  2. Skydive

  3. Bungee jump

  4. drive a Ferrari

  5. go to a dog show (the BIG one)

  6. vacation in Ireland

  7. ride a train

  8. ride a bike (not a motorcycle)

  9. go deep sea fishing

  10. fly a plane

  11. see John Edwards live and have a private reading

  12. See Alaska


Sunday, February 1, 2009


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So, today is the big day! The entire building is decked out in BLACK & GOLD to cheer the boys on to bringing home #6 for the other hand, and we are PUMPED!!!

So, I'm off to work and a SUPERBOWL party!