Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tues....Wed...oops..

Tues....Wed...oops it's now New Year's Day LOL..... yes, I've stayed up a whole day and a year too LOL...but wanted to wish each and everyone who follows me or even glances at me posts..a Happy New Year..

May the Good Lord's Blessing Shine down on you each and every day and May the New Year bring in good Health and Happiness.

Good Night and Sweet Dreams...and those Traveling Stay Safe and as always

God Bless Us All.. !




                                       

Monday, December 30, 2013

Had a Fun Adventure on Monday

Had a Fun Adventure on Monday.....although I was up before my eyes could tell me what I was looking for...I managed to stumble down the hall way to the kitchen...HELLO THERE!...and boy did I ever want to go back to bed..but with me..once I'm up ..I'm up...Sucks big time!

So I managed to take my meds and get the critters out the door..even they baulked. They did go...and also had to hustle the trash up to the curb..cause it was Trash Day....even cleaned out the bottom draw of the frig...you know the draw that hides things you haven't seen in awhile  LOL...I call it my lab draw ...scary !!!!!

Then before I knew it ...it was noon time and I was to pick up Ms Jane (of the fighting duo) at 12:30pm when the phone rang and it was Jane wondering if we were still on for lunch....Of course it was an outing and I was so ready hahaha...

Just like St Nick I hurried down that chimney hahaha...and I was out the door like a flash...picked her up and off we went to Applebees...now normally they are pretty decent..but today it was just ok..so that means we'll stick with Perkins it's safe and brighter and not so far..LOL

After lunch we went to Bed Bath and Beyond for me to pick up my cartridge for my Soda Stream Machine...like I told the sales lady.. I don't mind buying this cause it's supporting Israel.. I'm tired of supporting China..not that there's anything wrong with it..but (being politically correct here) Israel is our allies ..and I'm tired of buying JUNK !

Then on to Sam's club..Oh my stars..I made sure I bought only what was on my list...cause there is too much stuff there that you could find use for...and I don't want anymore "Stuff"....and this day they had the sample people there so it was a feast for all..and don't ya know it..we did sample and I told Jane we could have saved some bucks cause this was a lot better LOL..

Dropped Jane home and got in and it was the look of kill on my critters..Yeah they were not happy but I made up for it cause they got a little treat and I sat back to relax...and then had to get them all fed ...and Ms Shug needed her quality time..gosh she's getting to be such a cuddle bug..she'll strut and do her thing for a few minutes then it's on to the petting and cuddling...I now know why they are called the Velcro Birds...they sure do live up to their name..

Starting to work on the Afghan ...weaving in the loose ends and next I'll be edging...it's sure pretty... but I'm now getting tire and tomorrow I've got to go to the Rice Fields...OMG ....and the girls are coming over for New Years Eve...so I have a Ham to cook and they are bringing Potato Salad and Baked Beans..

Those traveling Stay Safe and as always...God Bless Us All

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ah It's Sunday :)

Ah it's Sunday :) and I did really good..No QVC !!!  hahaha

Got up early as it's my sorting of the pills of life and also for Mister Zeke..Ms Reba only takes pill pockets of goodness...the lucky gal..and I'm so thankful I mean she's gonna be 18 come May..and is doing the best she can..one day at a time.!

I'm down to the last 5 rows of this huge afghan for my niece and I have to tell you I can't wait till it's done packed and in it's new home LOL...but I've so enjoyed how it's looking and I know they will be mighty pleased..

Did manage to make a quick trip to Winn Dixie as my Milk was on it's last leg and I needed some sugar snap peas for Ms Shug (her favorite) and a few goodies for big Momma here :)

We did get a little rain..but was hoping we'd get a good down pour as we really needed it..but hey, I'm happy we got some..I also watched the gals next door as they were loading up their cars with their belongings to go into their new home..I'll feel sad, I mean it's not like we close but we were friendly and a hello and good bye and I and they knew if either one of us needed help we'd be there..and now just getting to really know them (after 7 years) it feels strange.

Betsy's house is still empty and I heard rumors that the people that bought it were gonna just use it for their families when they come to visit.. I kind of hope not as I'd love to see someone move in and enjoy it.. let that house have life again..I can only hope..

Then when the girls are finally out.. I hope that doesn't stay vacant too long..goodness but I am hoping that maybe their brother will buy it..that would be nice..but we'll see..

My girlfriends came over tonight and brought a pizza and yep, we played cards again and I'll see them on New Year's Eve..and then they'll be off to the dog shows..and hopefully I'll see them before they leave the state..

Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up Ms Jane and have lunch with her at Applebees and then hit Sam's club and Bed Bath and Beyond then home as she will be heading out to the dog shows as well..being she's a vendor..she'll be heading to South Carolina, then Va, then Md then back to Va then back to Florida so she'll be gone about a month..rough life but she loves it..

Hubby will be coming down in February and that can't come soon enough..as for me..well, I'm parked on the side hahaha..but need to get the window guys in and have them replace the front windows and the 2 on the side..for this year..that will help with the cold and the heat..as these windows are so old the window pane is so thin..

Now it's time for bed and I'm ready..as tomorrow I've got a lot to get done..so those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..

PS  Yes, I'm watching the Eagles game..:)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Along with a Little Sprinkle came Saturday

Along with a little sprinkle came Saturday...up again early but I needed to get some laundry done as the girls were coming back over this evening for dinner and some cards..(remember Canasta?) 

So up I was even watered my plants under the over hang as when it rains unless it's blowing sideways..they don't get any water..and then went on to feed my birds (wild darlings) and then into the house ..started my laundry and then began to put on my pot of perked coffee..ah that sure is good :)

Did run the vacuum for a bit and even chopped up some onions for tonights dinner..yep, it's Philly Cheese Steaks with French Fries done in my NuWave Oven..woo hoo.. my new toy I am starting to like more and more ..

Have some left over cobbler and ice cream so no major rush to go buy anything and if their is..well I'll call the girls and they can pick it up on their way in LOL

Making sure my deck of cards are all together..love playing Canasta ..Sure does bring back some great memories..and is always fun . plus I'll make sure I have some snacks..cheese and crackers a little pepperoni..hey, it's good ..have plenty of Ice tea and any kind of soda via the Soda Stream..(another gadget I love).

The rest of the day I crocheted on that blanket and I'm now down to just 20 rows then bind off and tuck in all the loose ends then edge..and soon to be in a box and shipped on it's way to it's new home LOL

Dinner was great and cards were fun..everyone left and I'm dragging..now it's time to go to bed and I'll see the girls tomorrow too..yeah, I'm glad they decided to park near me..sure makes my days go by easily...and it breaks up their day as well...get their dogs done and pop over for a few hours then head back..

This time they are picking up Pizza and I'm gonna have a salad made..and we've made plans for  New Years Eve as well..then they are off to the dog shows..and that's hectic ..remember all them years I did the Florida Circuit..

So that's about it..other than hubby says, "he'll be down in Feb"..woo hoo...So those traveling Stay Safe and as always.God Bless Us All..

Friday, December 27, 2013

Thank Goodness It's Friday :)

Thank Goodness it's Friday :)...you know when these holidays fall in the middle of the week it really throws me off.. I like the Weekend Ones :)..then I'm not confused at all...but I do enjoy the built up heading into them..but the coming out of them..well that's a horse of another color...Like Clean Up... I did tell ya all I'm not Dometic.. I try..but I was one of these I'd work to pay someone LOL..

I'm improving only cause I have too..but if there was ever a way I could go to work...flash ...that was me running to get there LOL..so today I had to make an effort..and I got a surprise call I was having company..OK with me..

Now I have to step it up a notch..and get out that Vac and do some action..and it ain't no movie either...so I did manage to make it presentable..and even  got up extra early to do my prep work..chop me veggies up and get everything lined up .. it's Chicken Cacciatorie and for dessert Peach Cobbler..checking the pantry and I've got all the stuff I need..a little Vino..yep, got those small bottles

So my day went well and my company came.. 2 of my friends from the Dog Show stopped in as they will be doing the Florida Circuit..and we had a few good laughs ..always good hearing the latest in dog news..oh and they know someone that just had a little of Rottie Pups..(here we go again) and will let me know what's up..

Later after they left I had to sit back and work on my niece's afghan.. I have about 50 rows and it's completed..and it's looking really nice..she will be very surprised as I sent the picture of how it looks now..but seeing it in person..WOW very striking !

Now I'm ready for bed..checked my leg as I scrapped it the other day..and yep, it's infected..OH I'm so lucky..but gave it a scrub and hopefully it will clear up.. I've had a lot of fluid on my legs because I've been not putting them up and working on all the blankets my legs have been down...When will I learn..????

Oh my let me get in bed and watch some TV ..set the timer so the TV don't stay on all night ...and electric blanket is on.. yeah, it's gonna be toasty.. Ms Reba is in her spot and so is Mister Zeke..Ms Shug is under her cover and mumbling LOL ..she always has something to say..LOL.

Those traveling Stay Safe and as Always..God Bless Us All..

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Day After And It's Only Thursday

The Day After and it's only Thursday....I'm thinking it's the weekend..and wondering why I had to run out to the curb with my trash LOL..yeah I had a really nice Christmas..even though I was a little down in the dumps..

Went over to my neigbhors house as soon as my Lasagna was coming out of the oven...and I called  for assistance  LOL  I wasn't gonna take the chance and carry that heavy hot sucker..NOT ME !!!

Any way they had about 10 people..some neighbors I knew and a few others I didn't and they had a nice spray of food..Turkey, Ham, Broccoli with Cheese, Scalloped Potatoes, Stuffing and lots of olives and the Lasagna..plenty of food and great conversation..was really enjoyable..and I even got walked home  LOL like a hop skip and a jump our houses are..but it was nice cause it was dark..

Shame it only took us almost 7 years to get together LOL..hey at least we gave each other space LOL...but it really was nice to enjoy other people and tell our little stories...yep, my table was laughing...and I was really putting it on ..LOL

This morning I woke up at 3am..ok, what's this ?  Ms Reba was up and wondering..she's kind of in that stage of her life..but I'm just thankful she's with me this long..so I got up followed her and put her back to bed..then didn't get up till almost 6:30am..yes, I certainly needed it.

Didn't really do much because my legs have been swelling again..mainly cause I haven't been putting them up.. I've been crocheting..too much but I'm almost finished with my niece's afghan and it's coming out  awesome..I'll post pictures when it's done but that sucker is big and heavy..

Now for the rest of the week I've got to get back in the swing of getting my house in order cause it looks like a train wreck and next week I've got to cook up critter food again..YES !  It's that time again..so that means make room for all the mess hahaha

It's starting to get a little chilly and I've put the heat on..also turned on me blankie..oh yeah have to have a toasted bed LOL..I'm just about keeping my eyes open..so with that...it's off to slumberville..

Those traveling..stay safe and as always...God Bless Us All.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas on this fine Wednesday :)

                                                   Merry Christmas To One And All !

















Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...!

May your hearts be filled with  Joy,  Love and Happiness and May the Good Lord's Blessing Shine on you and your families.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'Twas The Night Before Christmas ( on Tuesday)

                               'Twas the night before Christmas





 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blixen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


God Bless Us All !


                                 

Monday, December 23, 2013

I Made It, Even On Monday

I made it, even on Monday....I woke up dragging as lately I've been staying up late and jumping right into another project..and today was no different.. I mean I had a pot of Gravy to put on and then I had to desserts to make too

Well all that wasn't gonna stop me.. I mean it was just more exercise of the "stress " level..just like when I get stress tests done..here I was doing my own LOL.

I had ordered flowers for my family, sent out Christmas E cards (from a neat gal I met ages ago when I was learning animations) I joined her club and so worth it..she does magnificent work.  Then went through all the stuff I had made and have to make..but I'm saved on that cause a few don't have to go out till end of January..Thank Heavens !!!

Now I still have to find out what time I need to put this lasagna in the oven LOL   I'm laughing cause nothing surprises me lately and it may be the last minute too...but I'll just deal with it...I mean I've got everything done all I need to do is assemble..just like a puzzle.

Got a nice phone call from my niece Theresa, she was happy about the flowers and excited about the Afghan I am making her and her hubby...as I sent a picture of how much I have done on it..and today.. I was good..didn't do anything other than 4 rows when I first woke up  LOL.

Tonight I felt a little off kilter so I just leaned back on the couch and took it easy for the rest of the night..tomorrow I only have to make a quick stop up at Winn Dixie and come back and again just lean back.. I've pushed a little too much and the body is telling me ..That's enough and so it will be..

Strange not having hubby here for Christmas but we'll get through this one as we spoke tonight .. I think he decided to come down in February ..which will be wonderful ..

Now I'm ready for bed and get my feet up..Those traveling Stay Safe and watch that weather...and as always..God Bless Us All.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

On In Came Sunday

On in came Sunday and I was up before the dawn..and no Jane...but soon after my phone rang and yep, Jane had overslept and was really tired and wouldn't be at my house till 9am..Okie Dokie Smokie !!!!

So here I sit wide awake ..already did the sorting of the pills of life and what to do.. took my synthroid so couldn't have anything for at least a half hour..what to do ?????

Yep! you got it.. I crocheted.. I mean I've done so much in such a short time what's a little more...mmmmm with me once I start something ..."Forgetaboutit"...hahaha  that's a fact Jack !!

So now my niece's afghan is started and looks mighty nice and measured it ..oh no..hahaha.. it's 48 inches wide... but she did say, "can you make it 54" wide and 70" long... hahaha... yeah you know what's gonna happen..but I do need to take a break..

Jane finally got to the house and then I gave her the blanket and off she went I soon followed and went to Publix..and the store was practically empty.. OMG..where did all the people go?  but was fine for me cause I got in and out and back home .

Talked with my neighbors and Christmas Dinner is still on..even though they did their settlement on their other house ..we is still good to go..so that means I'll make the Lasagna after all..:)

I did try to catch a nap ..but it wasn't thrown in my direction..so tomorrow after I get my chores done...I'm gonna take one..cause I need to do some catch up time for me...

That's about it other than I'm just going through my lists of what needs to get done ASAP...then I'll hide till next year hahaha..

Those Traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Finish On This Saturday Night !

The Finish On This Saturday Night !....Thank Goodness...that baby blanket is complete and I do mean complete..it measured in at 60 x 60...HOLY COW...I told Jane ..but what do I know LOL

Morning for me was another don't leave the chair till I get this blanket done.. I feel like I was on a mission..Lord only knows why I let myself get caught up ..but all I could think about that this little girl was gonna be disappointed..and so life goes on in the big city I finished it ........

Can't even tell you about my day other than crocheting..and only did what I had to ..even went into town and took Mister Zeke with me for the ride and picked up my scripts from CVS...then back home in that dang chair and sat there like forever.

Got done and I felt like I was FREE..."Scarlet you is FREE"...LOL my chains were that of twine.hahaha...I'm spent and I'm telling ya I can't believe I did it.. I mean I started it Monday afternoon and completed Saturday night a 8pm !

Now that's my story ..oh yeah I've got pictures ..gonna post them and then I'm gonna go to bed ..Those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..and thank you Lord for getting me through this ordeal !

The Big Blankie ....LOL  it is precious and I hope and pray the little girl enjoys her gift.




Friday, December 20, 2013

"Stuff" Is Working Out Well On Friday !

"Stuff" is working out well on Friday !....Got up wee early and went right to work on the baby blanket..Now I'm telling ya this blankie is the biggest I've ever made..it's like almost a bedspread...but Ms Jane knows what she wants and she by Golly is gonna get it !!!

I even took a driver over to her house today as she was having a garage sale and I showed her how big this blankie was...everyone that was there said, "WOW"...you got that right...and so we all laughed..

But this blankie is sooooooooooft !!!  Oh man oh man..and the weight is making it spread out  hahaha..the kid will disappear underneath LOL..but it sure is a "Gem"...and I won't make another...LOL

Most of my day has been busy with crocheting and I did manage to make a pit stop at Winn Dixie and yep, picked up more Eggnog..can't get a break to make dinner but I sure can drink that GOOP !!!

Towards evening I was getting so close to the end I just kept going..only a couple more rows and it's done and in fact it will just need edging...not sure still if I can make the deadline..but I've done my best..

Now I just looked at the time and my stars I've been so tied up in knots..hahaha..it's true :)...and didn't even realize how late it got..so that's my saga and I'm on to another day of sitting in a chair but this time I also have to make another pot of Gravy..so I'll multi task..

Those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Goodness It's Thursday

My Goodness it's Thursday and not that long before Christmas will be knocking at our doors...and I'm still working on this baby blankie..Oh my stars !!!

Got up early with good intentions..and I'll leave it at that..but I did work on the blankie a lot..but had to take a break cause I'm almost blankied out..if there is such a word...sure hope I can get er done !

I did cook up the sausage and meat for the Lasagna and I even vacuum sealed it  LOL yep this Lasagna is going together like a puzzle...all in the freezer bags and ready to fill the pan..too much for me hahaha

My days right now are not my own..but I will try to help Jane out as much as I can without losing my sanity..(if like I had any )...and we'll go from there or where ever I need to be placed ..LOL

Can't even tell ya what my day was like cause I was stuck in a corner for most of it..oh but I did play some with Ms Shug..and she was in one of her..MOOODS..too funny I need to start taking videos..her expressions are a hoot and so is she..but does she let me know I didn't pay that much attention to all her tricks..and by the way..she done ate that new toy I just put in .. I mean it's only 3 days old..and almost Kaput !!

Watched the X factor and Alex and Sierra won..they are cute together ..not sure if I liked their style but then again my favorites got the boot..and someone had to win..!

Now I'm ready to call it a night cause tomorrow I'll be back in the corner..gosh like I'm a bad bad bad goyle LOL...hahaha...

Those Traveling Stay Safe and as always..God Bless Us All..

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Fantastic And Rewarding Wednesday

A Fantastic and Rewarding Wednesday....boy was it ever...start my morning with getting up early and working on Jane's blankie..and I'm tellin ya this blankie is gonna be more like a bedspread for the kid..according to what Jane wants..but I'll make sure I bring it with me to show her before I go past row 54..LOL

I got up early cause I knew I had things to get done and I'm trying to also get this blanket done before Jane leaves to go to Orlando for Christmas...but I did give her fair warning..that she may have to come back day before Christmas to pick it up.. my fingers are getting numb I've crocheted so much LOL

Today was also a special day as Jane and I was going to lunch early dinner thingy and I had made a baby blanket for one of the waitresses that is such a sweet heart and busting her butt and 6mos pregnant to boot..so this was gonna be a surprise for her and her baby..

In we walk and low and behold we got a surprise ourselves..don't worry I got a picture of that too...so once Jessica came got us to be seated we told her we wanted her to come see us when she had a few minutes to kill LOL (take a break girlfriend).

Over she came and then Jane gave her the package..and she was so overwhelmed had a rough time holding back the tears and so did we.. it got me right in the heart..this gal is gonna try to work up too two weeks before she gives birth and she's looking big now..God Bless her but she said, "She needs the money".. omg..well I'm praying for her that everything will be alright..but she's tugging and you can see it..

After Jane and I devoured out good food we then made it back and I dropped her off came home and fed the critters and I'm telling ya I could have went to bed I was wiped....I took the night off from Crocheting too hahaha.. My fingers were yelling HELP ME !!!

Now it's bed time and I was looking forward to watching Survivor but NO..so it's over and under the warm covers cause the electric blanket is on big time LOL...Those traveling Stay Safe and as always..God Bless Us All..

Psst.. Linda, thanks so much I'm sad but ya know something will turn in the right direction..and the stars will twinkle brightly...

Oh.. before I go to bed let me post the pictures LOL DUH ....

Here is my Surprise...Santa came to see ....and then Jessica's Surprise :)

 
 
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Mix Mash On Tuesday

A Mix Mash On Tuesday...I'll say.. got up at 4am couldn't sleep kept thinking of that blankie I had to make for my friend Jane..as she had promised something for Christmas and of course with Jane's schedule..Good Luck Charlie Brown !..

So when we were out yesterday I had her pick her colors and I started going to town as soon as I got back home.. I sure hope I'll get this done..and it's with the softest yarn and a sucker to work it..so when I got up wee hours in the morning I got in my Chair while all was still sleeping and went back to crocheting...Gawd I'm bad about that.. I mean I wish I could just say.."Hey, it will get finished when it does"  but I think about the child it's meant for and how they'd be looking for it...see I do this to myself..but I got it half done today..

That was due to the fact that the neighbors called and cancelled our breakfast as they had Doc appointments and that was fine cause I myself was running behind time with it being so chilly ..Ms Reba was still sleeping and Mister Zeke..well he wasn't gonna bundge..so back to the crocheting LOL

Most of the day I got up for breaks and only did what I had too.. I have a few more days where I can put in some heavy time for it and maybe, just maybe she might be able to take it with her for Christmas..Lord Willin.

Got another disappointment on my puppy to be...appearently the Gent I was getting this pup from forgot about me and sold them all..but there is the pick of the litter the Co breeder has and she'd love to let me have him but only if I show him... and as I explained to her...I'm over that show stuff.. been there done that.. I've had my claim to fame loved it but I'm no longer into the same mind frame and not interesting in breeding ..just mainly want to have a big boy so I can train for Service Dog by my side as my legs are getting really bad off and Zeke is gonna be 10 and with A Fib I'm so thankful the Good Lord has kept him by my side ..

So it's back to square one and I feel what's gonna be will be  if it's meant for me to have I'll have it..other than that life goes on in the big city..as we say in New York !!

Cold as a welder diggers butt in the Klondike this morning..hey this is suppose to be Florida ..where did the sun go..?????  and will be that way for tomorrow as well..YUCKO..but ya know my electric Blanket is on ...Sure as Shootin'

So tomorrow is another Adventure with Jane..as we go to Lunch/Dinner and I have a surprise gift for one of the waitress who really is good to us..she bends over backwards for us..and we as well take care to tip well. However, she's pregnant and watching her work so hard ..you know it's got to be a tough situation so I did also a blankie for her "new baby" which will be born in March and it's gonna be a girl...and when she comes to wait on us..we'll give her this little gift..

I also pledged for next year..(like around the corner) to make blankets, hats, mittens and scarfs to be given to the children, unwed mothers and those in need... I sit in the evening watching TV and it won't hurt me to make what I can..and it's going to a great cause...I still am gonna start the Afghan for my niece but that can be done inbetween..yeah I'm one of those.. LOL..

That's about it other than I'm watching the Voice and gonna be off in dream land soon..so those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All

Monday, December 16, 2013

It Sure Is Monday

It sure is Monday alright !...got up and thought it was Sunday..OK, what in the world is going on with me..but it was funny as I thought ..OMG..I didn't get my pills done and I'm so not organized..where have I been????? Hahaha..Duh, wake me when it's over please !

So after I realized I haven't lost a day..or better yet my mind I just shake my head and get on with the rest of the "stuff" I needed to get done..like get out the big can of Italian tomatoe and the onion and the butter and the garlic and the Olive Oil..you got it..get that pot on and cooking girlfriend:)

And then I looked at the clock and I had some time ahead of me to chill a bit as the Critters were all still sleeping.. I mean it was only 4:30am..Why was I in such a hurry...????

Here's my thoughts on that.. when I know I have things to get done I get restless and when I go to bed my brain is not resting LOL..nope it's figuring what's the best short cut to getting all this done before a certain time frame..

No wonder why I'm so tired when I get up hahaha..but it's true I'm planning and plotting all through the night..I even before I go to bed have my "stuff" set up for fast action..OH LORD HELP ME !!!

Today after I got done with my chores I called up Ms Jane and told her I was on my way to pick her up so we could get that yarn for the blankie I was making for her Great Niece..she had to pick out the colors ..so that we did..and she even picked out that Softee Yarn the yarn that gave me such a pain in my keester..yeah she's a real pal...but I promised I'd do it for her and now she tells me she needs it before Christmas..HOLY JUMPIN JACK FLASH...

So when I got time today..(that was wild) I started and I got up to 26 rows and called it quits for now..and tomorrow I'll try to put in a few more rows if I can.. this is really gonna be a little bit here and there ..but I'll try my best to get it done before Christmas..Lord Willin .

We also went and picked up my Critter food today too..then stopped at Publix and picked a few things I needed , and I forgot my list so you know I have to go back...LUCKY ME !!...I'll do that Wednesday when Jane and I go to dinner..but in the meantime on the way back we stopped at SUBWAYS...Yes, another Pastrami we splitted and it was good..:) burp !!!!

Tonight watch the Voice and talked with my next door neighbor and they invited me over for Coffee in the morning..and guess we'll talk about their move and party too...

Now I'm ready to hit that bed and be on the move tomorrow..and ofcourse it's bone chilly..brrrrrrrrrr to cold for Florida ....So with that..all you traveling Stay Safe and as always..God Bless Us All.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Rains Came Down On Sunday

The Rains came down on Sunday morning...oh brother they sure did.. in fact they came down so hard they woke me at 4:30am..and I lay there listening to them.. they sure did sound neat.. I mean it reminded me of when I was on the road in my rig parked some where and just lay there listing to it hit the roof...so my home in Florida is a double wide and some days I feel like I'm back in my rig..maybe that's why I love it so much..

Got up around 5:30am and meandered out to the kitchen ..my big boy was following..guess he was wondering if I was gonna make him go out in the rain..he had that kind of look...but NOPE.. we waited till it slowed down to almost nothing and out he went....Me too with the towel..nothing worse then smelling a WET DAWG !

Later in the day got a call from my neighbors and she was excited to tell me they had house inspection on their other house yesterday and if all goes well they might even move in, in a couple of days ..WOW..but I think she had told me that closing was on the 30th but they might get it moved up a lot soon..

Some how Florida amazes me how fast they can do their closings not at all like Philly..but I'm having for them ..next came the question about Christmas..as I wasn't sure if they were still gonna have their get together or not ..so I did ask, and her reply was ..Yep!  They were gonna have a few people and she began telling me what they were having...Turkey, Ham and Lasagna..so I knew I was still going..hahaha..

I'm really happy for them as they really like being off to themselves and their little Doggie (Mister) can bark to his hearts content..and like she looked at me when she said that...but really I love dawgs..my goodness my life is devoted to those critters..but a constant barker ..wow..and I had to keep reprimanding my big guy..and trying to keep him calm with his heart is a big job..cause he's a dominant Male..and his tolerance is low ...

I am gonna ask the girls if they won't mind if I put them on my alert list as being I've had that scare with calling 911  I need to know if I have a problem they will come and at least help me get my critters up and call hubby..it's becoming a major issue with me..

I know Clancy will do it for me as he's always said, "Just call him"..but with his latest.."girlfriend" he's on the run for errands ..but I do know he will help me too..Guess it's these things that have me a little worried..getting all new neighbors lately and none seem to even want to say, "Hi"...

It's weird feeling now since I've been here almost 7 years and now I'll be one of the originals in our cul-de-sac...strange..but I'm always hoping that the new people will be at least "Hello" friendly...only a small little wish LOL

Been watching mainly old Classics today and taking it a little easy..but this week I'll be busy again...Monday have to make that trip over and pick up the Dog Food (dry Evanger's Grain Free Chicken) and then make an attempt to pick up some yarn...stop at the store and get in a few things cause this week I have to make a pot of Gravy up for the Lasagna and freezer too..

The race is on again LOL..but that's good cause it keeps me busy and I don't have time to think about being lonely ..missing my hubby and not having him here for the holidays..SUCKS ..but we'll  Face Time Talk for sure..

Now I'm ready for bed..Critters are done Ms Shug had her outing and loving and Dishwasher is purring..yeah it's that time ...So those Traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All

Oh, chatted with Sharlotte and Jim is coming along better ..so prayers are still in high gear...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Gloomy Kind of Saturday

A Gloomy kind of Saturday... I was up way to early for any human but I decided as I tried to go back to bed that this wasn't gonna work so I went into the kitchen and starting making a triple batch of Mexican Wedding Cakes..yeah I know it's wild but it sure did make the time pass by quickly and the kitchen smell wonderful..

Critters were still sleeping so I had my quiet time after that it was on to the next project..that's how it seemed but I did get a lot done..and then it was a wild decision to head out to WalMart..What was I thinking ????? Got there and the parking lot was filled.. I mean it was in bad need of a burp !

Got into the store and I really couldn't wait to get out..but checked over in the yarn department..sad, sad, sad..nothing came in and I wanted to so much get that yarn for my nieces Afghan..but will most likely have to go to JoAnn's shop.

Headed back home and did a stop over at Subways..yes, I got a Pastrami Sub but I made sure they toasted the bread cause to me their bread never tastes like it's fully cooked...but boy that sucker was good so my lunch and dinner was taken care of..LOL

Back at the house I was ready for my afternoon delight:) but a good thing got a message from Sharlotte and Jim (her hubby) was doing good they had taken him off the ventilator and pulled the Swan from his neck and they had him sitting up in a chair...and let me tell ya that's a lot to go through after having a Quintuple ByPass...so thank you dear Lord for all the prayers being said sure gave them a good feeling..

Later on in the day I just watched how the sky was getting funny and next thing I knew a heavy down pour came on and news flash Tornado Warnings..but thank goodness not in our county..strange feeling though.

Here I am now getting ready for bed..seems my day is just rolling by and it's time to start over again...So with that.Those traveling Stay Safe and watch that weather...God Bless Us All..

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fingers Did the Walking on Friday

Fingers did the walking on Friday....ok, make it simple...today was a ruff one for me.. woke up at 2am and tossed and turned and finally went back to bed then got up at 6:30am..Holly Hannah... I ran to the window ...it's daylight..OMG..yeah it was that kind of shock for me cause I am always up before it's daylight so you can imagine how I felt...HELLO THERE hahaha

Anyway got up and critters were still sleeping and the heat was on so the house felt good..instead of waking up to a damp cold feeling..by the way that's something that takes getting use to being in a double wide..I never had that feeling in my Rig maybe cause the flooring was more insulated not really sure or is it because Florida is damp to begin with.?????

So on went my day...my dear friend Sharlotte's hubby Jim was having his quadruple bypass today and it's also his 67 birthday..plus Friday the 13th..Good Golly Ms Molly....so I was on stand by waiting to hear ..and as I got reports from Sharlotte I posted them to my group on Face Book..

That's where my fingers were doing the walkin and talkin..and thank goodness all went well for Jim..last note I got was they were stitching him up and he was doing good and going into recovery...so God Thankyou !

On to my next chore was cleaning out the DAWG room..lots of boxes again and had to look through them to see what I needed and what was going into history LOL plus I still haven't taken either Joseph's Cage or Ms Abby's Cage up..and I'm still having my moments..miss them terribly.

Watched Date line again tonight and was another murder mystery...lordy I sure wish they'd have on miracle stories..these are so sad and depressing..so then turn on Turner Net Work and started watching Funny Girl...that is always neat to watch and especially cause I went to the same school (high school when my family moved to Flatbush) as Barbra Streisand..yeah, I guess you might say "I'm famous to know other famous people "  hahaha...several others too ..like Neil Diamon and Neil Sadaka ..hey sometimes it's nice to know I could have been a STAR hahahaha  yeah, more like Shooting Star...:)~

Now I'm ready for bed and on to the next chain of events...Those Traveling Stay Safe and as Always...God Bless Us All.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Trial and Error on Thursday

Trial and Error on Thursday.....it started off with another one of my brain storm ideas...that's where I should have left it..but NOOOOOOOOO...hahahaha

Morning for me is as it was in the beginning ..up early..buzzing around and if ya saw it you'd have to laugh.. I mean I use my little handy dandy chair on wheels..one of those walkers that has a seat when you legs get tired from pushing the dang thing...well that for me is my handy dandy carry all.. as I have difficulty carrying and walking I use that..yep, it's all purpose just like the flour :)~

So my chore for today was to hang up some lights...HA!  I had bought these neat lights off my favorite Station..QVC and they have batteries..yes, no plug in for Thee...it's neat and they even have a timer that lets them come on by their little ole self...isn't that neat...well it would be if they worked...!!!

Now I did all the nonsense with wrapping them around the trellis and even using the florist wire..(that's a bugger) and it looked like it was really gonna be nice..and so I grab my bag of batteries..(did I check to see if they were still good?????) and I go from one to the other putting the batteries in and then  a light bulb  pops in the ole brain...I won't even begin to tell ya...but NOPE.. I have to go buy batteries tomorrow...but at least they're up..

Also got a little tree for the carport one that has everything as I didn't want to drag out another box of Christmas Stuff and attempt to put that sweetheart up..nope I was gonna make it simple cause I'm in a Blue Christmas Mood..

Then on to dinner..and I put my pan of Stuffed Shells in the oven and couldn't wait till they were done...and again another bummer.. I used a different kind of cheese and boy I could tell the difference..it wasn't my best..but ok..and I had given a few trays of them out to others.. so I made a call and apologized for the not so great ones..and surprise they all thought they were great...UH OK ????

Maybe it was just me cause I know what they should be and they weren't..but maybe next time I send something out eat it first hahaha..oh my stars..on to the rest of my day..

Talked with my niece and she'd like me to make her an Afghan for her new home..so my chore while I go to the store is to pick up yarn for that project..and it's gonna be a big one..she'd like it at least 72" long and 40" wide..ok so a bed spread LOL...sorta..dang that sucker is gonna weigh something while I'm crocheting..hahaha

Watched the Xfactor...cause nothing else caught my fancy..well at least Alex and Sierra got in the finals...that's about it for me and now I'm ready to say..
"Safe Travels to All and as always God Bless Us All "

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It Was A WhirlWind on Wednesday

It was a whirlwind on Wednesday...from the get go.. got up wee early and needed to make sure I gathered all my trash cause tomorrow is..TRASH DAY...LOL yep, it's that time again..

Then I got my chores done and had to make a run to JoAnn's Shop other side of the Villages..and let me tell you ...the people out Christmas Shopping mean business..they is Wicked..they is Wild..and they is Kickin Tale !

By the time I got back I was wiped out and still unable to pick up a certain shade of pink I was looking for..this blankie is in the same colors as the Disney Character ..can't remember which one but it's the little Princess..I think...LOL

Back to the house and I saw my neighbors and yes, they are excited about their new move..and I looked up that house and it's really nice..and I'm happy for them..but on the selfish part of me I'm kind of feeling a bit sad..as since I had that bout with Vertigo and I had to call them to help me I got a kind of safe feeling...but I'll deal with that emotion. However, it is food for thought for me !

On with the rest of my wacky day...I even took all the empty boxes I've been accumulating lately and put them in my car and took them over to John's house as Jane asked me for them..but if I didn't get them out they'd be growing hair here LOL

Did manage to lean back for about an hour..and that worked for me..then got a text from one of my friends her hubby was in the hospital having a Heart Cath being done...and later on that day came the follow up..he's having a Quintuple bypass on Friday..YIKES..

What a time but they have come along way in Open Heart Surgery and it's amazing how they have greatly improved all of the proceedures..but still it's a whopper..and I hope and pray everything goes alright..

Watched Survivor as I've lost interest in Xfactor..although I do like that young couple Alex and Sierra..they are very different but unique :)

Now I'm tired and I need to get some rest cause tomorrow I have to play Mrs Domestic..it's that time again..Gawd does it ever go away..LOL. Those Traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Another Surpise on this Tuesday

Another Surprise on this Tuesday .....and they keep coming too...well this morning I had lots of things on my mind..wanted to get a few things done up so I could get a nice big break..as I had planned to make a few special dishes to put in the freezer for when I had company .

Got my critters done and was outside watering my plants..(all things lately seem to happen at this particular time) and again I hear a voice calling my name...NOW WHAT ????  Ok, it's me and I didn't do it....hahaha

It was my next door neighbor..and came over as she was saying, "Barbz, I have something to tell you"...oh my...so I walk over as I was watering my rose hedge and she then says with a big smile. "We are moving "... HUH ???????????? I looked totally shocked...then said, "When, Where, Why"..???? 

She gave me a very simple answer too and she was so happy ... They weren't looking but their friend Mary happened along this house that Mary's husband wanted to buy...apparently Mary wasn't that interested in it so she thought she'd tell them about it...and so they went over and looked at it and fell in love with it.

What can someone say when you see someone so happy about it and it's in our same community only in what we call Phase 2..it's back in the woody part of our complex and by a stream ..has one of those birdcage things over the back enclosing an in ground pool..(filled with salt water)and they just love it..being able to sit out in a kind of woodsy atmosphere..

I'm happy for them, and it will feel strange as lately everyone is moving out around me and I'm slowly getting new neighbors..Lordy I hope they are good ones.. I mean we don't have to be in each other's house but like I always say, "Hello and Goodbye" and if ya need help I'll do the best I can.."

This has certainly been a strange Winter for me and it's not over yet... I hear another neighbor at the front of the cul de sac  is selling her home too but I understand that one she is by herself and has a heart condition and had bypass..so she's moving back to be with her family..

So my day went by kind of strange at that..ah but I did get to chat with one of my followers..and in fact she and I belonged at one time to the same forum ..that was really nice and we did have a few good laughs too.. Yes, Linda I'm talking about you :)

Later tonight I watched the Voice and I think that the young girl Jackie Lee will win it..she's pretty dang good..and boy that Daniel Bradbury sure has a beautiful voice ...

Ok, that's about it other than.. it's been one heck of a day can't wait to see what tomorrow brings in..Oh Betsy if your peeking in... I saw people come over and start moving things in the house..so guess your House settlement was today.  Sure do miss ya lady !

So now I'm ready for bed and sure hope all you traveling are keeping an eye on that nasty weather...Stay Safe and as always..God Bless Us All..

Monday, December 9, 2013

Was Ready For Work On Monday ....hahahaha

Was ready for work on MOnday...hahahaha...well my kind of work..Domestic Revelation....I needed to put a title on it..cause it's really a job ..I've never been Domesticated...I mean I grew up having too..but later on I decided I'd work 80 hours a week and pay someone...I'm really awful..but truthful..but it didn't last long as those that worked for me I started serving...hahaha..I'm one of those hire someone to help me and they sit down while I help them :)~   What's wrong with this picture ?????

Morning was a blurr as I had to get Critters done so I could make my mad dash to Winn Dixie to get in a few things...and then come back and put the laundry in cause I forgot to do it when I first got up...yeah I was in a fog.

This afternoon I decided I needed to start making my menus as I've not been eating really smart..so a new leaf..(I'll sweep it soon) and we'll see.. I did put a Chicken in my NuWave Oven and it came out Delish..finally after buying something and having it a long time I took it out of the box and used the dang thing... I did a Prime Rib which was really good...and hamburger and French Fries ..crispy and good and today I did a Chicken..yep, it really does work...hahaha..had the dang thing a year..I'm awful..or maybe compulsive buyer of gadgets..

Clean up was a breeze so you know I'll use this often..put a dab of dish liquid and some water and turn that baby on and swoosh she cleans her self..YEAH..she's a Keeper !!!

Not too much really...felt bad for hubby with the cold and snow..but I told he he was a good man for thinking about his devoted wife keeping her warm and in comfort :)  Hey, that made him feel good..I'm sure !!!!

Watched the Voice tonight and I like Will and Jackie Lee..those two are my picks and then got the critters out and done and Ms Shug covered and here I sit ready to go to slumber land and dreams of good things...Like winning the Lottery ..

So now those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..

Psst...Linda I'm gonna go look on that page..are you also on Face Book..cause I is...I mean how could I not be ....I have to check all good stuff out..

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Finally Arrived...Hooray !!!!

Sunday finally arrived.....Hooray !!!!....yeah I mean confusion can play lots of tricks..for me it was I didn't watch QVC and spend (as I'm told) my hubby's hard earned money ..hahahaha... that's a good one...and also  I thought I missed the Football games...now that was a real bummer for me..

So now getting back to waking up and sorting the pills of life..I get to go on one more week hopefully (Lord with all your help and blessings) and survive the Game without losing my voice (which by the way ..you never want to be around me cause I do shout ) and for sure I have to tell ya the Game Eagles and Lions was a good tight one too..and got to watch the ending of the Ravens and Vikings..OMG several Touch Downs in such a short time..like maybe 2mins..OUCH...go teams go..great game..wooo hooo !

ON to my day..First thing this morning I washed the Rice and then on to getting the Rice cooker ready ..grabbed me veggies and put them in the top tray of the cooker as the rice and chicken broth cooked and did their thing :)...next came the chopped sweet potatoes, butternut squash and Yukon gold potatoes(nothing but the best for my critters) and as I dished out the mixture I put everything up for the freezer once again but this time to be given out for breakfast and dinner..hey, if I get hungry I can grab a container and have dinner ..just add salt and pepper maybe a little butter..and ta daaaaaaaaaaa.  I'm now good for 25 days..wooo hooo !


Then later today I had company for Brunch and it really was enjoyable I made a Frittata...more like everything but the kitchen sink..had corn and blueberry muffins ..melons and OJ ..coffee, tea and ME..:) ..well there was plenty of food and it disappeared..my two friends left full..which is what happens when you come to my house for a visit..you roll out LOL

Then it was on to those games..didn't want my friends to see the "Real Me"..I might scare them..hahaha...well I know Zeke did, and so did Ms Shug..she was in one of her MOODS...Intimidation...wow she can puff that magic dragon big time..but I enjoyed the show..Cockatoos can and will do that..but they really are big wooses...(did I spell that right ?)..oh well you got my meaning anyway.

After all that I enjoyed the football game leaned back and just took it easy..had the dishwasher loaded for her to do her job and in the evening it was a nice bowl of cereal..sure hits the spot  hahaha..

Now here I sit ready for bed and tomorrow I have to venture out after I drag the trash out..How can one person have so much ????  I accumulate hahaha..

So with that..those traveling Stay Safe and watch that weather..and as Always God Bless Us All

Pssst...Linda, I'll be sure to check that out when the order comes..Hey, I know a famous bird hahaha...alrighty.. !!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Tad Bit of Confusion on Saturday ????????

A Tad Bit of Confusion on Satuday ?????....Woke up wee early spoke with hubby the night before as he told me he was going to the Church Breakfast and prepare the pancakes, sausage and eggs..(what a good man) so I went to bed waking up thinking today was SUNDAY ...

Surprise Surprise as I was about to gather my pills for the Pills of the Week and low and behold there was still pills in my little pill box..(huge pill box) and DUH what I forgot to take them ..How could I ????? LOL

Hubby called on his way to Church so it must be Sunday...HUH????? Again I look to make sure even my calendar says.."SATURDAY"...oh my I'm on the wrong channel here . No cooking in the kitchen with David...so it must be really SATURDAY...hahaha...Yes, I was a dizzy gray haired lady...

My whole day was off kilter as I still kept thinking I was on the wrong train LOL..see these days do run by quickly but really..where the heck was I ???  The rest of my day was that way..no matter what I did or wrote I wrote the wrong date or looked up the wrong info...OK, put this crap away !!!

So the rest of the day I took it easy..never mind my goofs .. I mean we all ain't perfect ..hahaha..although lately I've run into people who know matter what you say, no more, had more, did more...OK, have it your way..:)~

I didn't get in my nap but I sure did take it slow and watched the birds hit the feeder ..played with Ms Shug ...as Ms Reba and Mr Zeke slept most of the day..boy they've got the life..up for fiddles and treats but the rest of the time I hear Zeke snoring..he definitely has Sleep Apnea with that Snor !

Tonight I just did some searching on the internet for prices of toys for Shug and food..thanks Linda, by the way I did place an order for a few things too..

Now I'm back to my bedroom reading my emails and then ready to say, "nite to all " those traveling Stay Safe and Keep warm..watch that weather..and as always  God Bless Us All.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sliding into First Base Is Friday

Sliding into first base is Friday...and where did you come from ?  LOL  but sure enough that sweetheart was right on time too !

Got up a bit early as I knew once again I had another big job ahead of me..Shredding all that chicken..YIKES..but I had to get it done and with the old fashion box grater..now I want you to know I do have a food processor but man oh man more dishes to clean and what a mess..I just simple take the box grater and a big pan (big stainless steel dawg bowl for Danes) and put that ice cold chicken in and up and down and up and down and by the time I'm done fingers are still on my hand..no missing finger nails but I do have blue fingers..from being so cold..hahaha...

I got 12 containers so I'm good for awhile and then got that mess all cleaned up and on to my next mess..but I'll do that tomorrow.. I needed a break cause it's washing the rice and then get the trusty steamer out load it up with washed rice and chicken broth and then top tray has all the veggies and ta daaaaaaaaa she goes and does her job..:)

Then I did up some veggies for Ms Shug..she likes all kinds as long as they are cooked this sweet heart ain't eating any raw ones..NOPE..and fruit well she eats some only if I sit down and eat along with her..a bite for me a bite for you LOL..and this morning she was letting me know she wanted her food...Here she is giving me what for...LOL
 
One thing about Ms Shug..she makes no bones in letting you know how she feels and who is the boss ...well you'd have to have a Cockatoo to understand.
 
As for the rest of the day I kind of took a nice long break and boy did it ever feel good..you know we have to take care of ourselves..I mean rest is so important.
 
Tonight I watched Dateline..some what different for me but it was interesting..and now I'm ready to say.."hey, it's that time "...oh yeah..but all that are traveling..keep a watch on that weather and as always..
God Bless Us All
                                                                                                          

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I Just Blew Through Thursday

I just blew through Thursday... I got up and I was on the go from then till evening.. I had my list going and I was pacing but new I had no more excuses I must get things done...and done I did !!!

I got up a little after 4am as I had too much on my mind.. also trash day and needed to make sure I emptied my crisper draw as I think I was starting a lab project..LOL  it was definitely growth eewwwwwwwww....hahaha

Got Ms Shug done and even called in her food order..(yes I buy her food on line it's cheaper and free shipping) from Foster and Smith and now that's was done I was on to the next chore..Feed the Critters and drag the trash out to the curb..OK is it my turn yet ???? 

Made myself a bowl of Cereal and had a cup of coffee..jumped in the shower ..then got dressed and out the door I went.. Had to go to the post office to drop off a package and then from there I had to drive to Walmart..Ugh..bad time to go but I had no choice...

So I drive around and around to a spot opens up..oh these little golf carts they are all over like aunts..soon some one pulled out and I was in that spot before you could say, "Jack Spratt Had No Fat"..hahaha...and then into the store and I get a cart that don't wanna move.. I mean this sucker sputtered around..another winner..

Picked up my Wild Bird Food (yes, them too) and then picked up a new britta faucet gadget..mine went south.. then over to the yarn..(have to make a blankie for Jane's Sister's grand daughter) and nope they didn't get in any of the colors I needed so that means I either have to drive again over to where Sam's club is..the other side of the villages and it was a bad time to even think about that one..so that will have to wait till I go over that way.

Picked up a few more things then it was "Let Me OUT"...and I was heading home..oh did I forget to mention I bought some glazed chocolate donuts...hahaha... I ate them suckers as I was driving..cause I had that urge LOL.. I'll suffer later for that !

Home I was and it was peel the Yukon Gold Potatoes and then dice them and cook them, freeze them for later use for the Critters food.. as I already did the Sweet Potatoes, and ButterNut Squash...so that will be ready for Saturday..as I have one more day left before I need to do this..

So I'll get a day break..you think so..NOT.. tomorrow I will shred all the chicken I cooked up and put that up in the freezer..oh my stars..but I feel so much better my critters eat safely ..everything you read lately is recalls on pet foods...Gawd makes me a wreck..

After dinner tonight I just leaned back and that was that for me.. I was done for the day and only had to wait for pill times..which my Ms Reba would let me know without me worrying...and she can bug the chit out of ya :)

Watched the Sound of Music...not bad and Carrie Underwood is doing a good job but for me there is only one Sound Of Music..the classic..sorry folks..

So it's that time I need to say..."Nite" and hope and pray all traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Was Busy On Wednesday

I was busy on Wednesday as I had to cook up all that chicken and boy did my house smell good...like Chicken Soup good for the Soul :)...

I got up a little after 5am and just took that chicken out of the frig and already had my big pot on the stove from the night before (yep, I do that so I don't tumble trying to find it LOL )...and had my celery cut so I could line the bottom of the pot so the chicken wouldn't stick...and put my parsley, garlic, black peppercorns and a little bit of sea salt..a carrot cut in half and lots of filtered water and away that baby went cooking for almost 2 hrs...while I went on to get my critters out the door...take my meds and they take theirs then open the drapes for Ms Shug cause she was calling me..hahaha..she is one nosey bird dawg .

Got most of my chores done and even did a vacuum number..oh my stars I was in high gear...and then gathered up all that needed to be tossed out..and once the chicken was done I let that cool in a strainer and the broth I let settle then put that in 7 quarts for my Rice and Veggies tomorrow and rest will go in the freezer.

Then I cleaned up that dang kitchen and steam cleaned my counters and floors..love cleaning with steam boy does it ever do a great job and no chemicals...and it sure does sanitize..plus let me tell ya ..nothing like doing your floors without the hard work..!!!  Now that's right up my alley :)

Later in the day I just leaned back and actually got in about one hour of nappy..LOL although short it felt great..then it was to the boxes as I have a bunch that I need for Jane to take..they are getting me crazed..so tomorrow when I head out I'll drop them off to her ..have to take the baby blankets to the post office so they can get to their new home .

I've got two more I'm working on and just need to pick up some more yarn but I'll do that also tomorrow at Walmart..hoping my nice colors are in...and also have to pick up Bird Food..for my wild birds who wait for me to be out there and watch me from the trees as I fill their feeder and the bird bath..yep, I'm well trained haha

Watched Survivor tonight ..surprised of the move that was attempted shame it bounced but there's always another try...and then turned over to X factor.. I'm not that crazed about it this time..so it's so so..

Now I'm ready to fall into Slumber land and can't wait for tomorrow  LOL...but as always those traveling Stay Safe ...God Bless Us All...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh What a Tuesday !!!!!

Oh what a Tuesday !!!!...It was a WOW kind of day for me..starting off with my morning experience.. as I was doing my chores and then watering my plants I heard a voice calling my name..and being that I'm a little dense I was confused...Who Me ????....yep, it was my name being called...my next door neighbor was inviting me over to have "Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee...and to come as I is..which was in my long Tee that I love wearing..and want ya to know they are made in the Good Ole USA !

So I was in a DUH state of mind LOL and over I went and enjoyed the visit and the fiddles and as I told them , "I'm reallyshocked, I mean everything was so good and nice and it only took us 7 years "  LOL  can't wait till the next coffee hahaha..they laughed too..then their phone rings and it's my hubby ..he was looking for me as I never answered my phone nor did I call him back .

Holy Hannah Banana I forgot about my morning calls..hahahaha.. I told hubby that I was so overwhelmed I was in my own little world...and the nice thing about it was we all had a great conversation and learned a little more about each other...

Plus bonus...hubby can't come down for Christmas and they asked if I would like to join them and a few others and we'll all bring a dish..so I'm gonna make a lasagna as it's easier to feed a group..and it's delish !!

Then on back over to the house and catch up on all my work and Clancy was there doing my yard ..it looks so good too..then I had to get ready for my Cardio Doc appointment and boy was I ever ready for that..

Got into the office and my blood pressure was up 160/76 and I knew it was gonna be high then another shocker was I was taken in right away I didn't get chance to sit down...signed in and I was called..OK, a nother surprise..

When I got in the other little room the assistant (student ) Doc did the routine checking and asking the same questions and I must admit I was a tad bit testy..but the best was yet to come..I got the usual lecture and then I said, "Son, excuse me but I'm not gonna let what you say bother me cause I'm already beyond that point and as far as me doing a marathon ..my legs won't carry me that far.."  he looked and me and was kind of puzzled ..but it was obvious I have problems walking hence I need a cane when my legs are really bad ..DUH ....

Then the Head Man comes in and greets me and smiles and I then say, "Excuse me but your assistant needs to leave as I've want to talk with you and out of respect I'm showing you professional courtesy "  the Doc looked somewhat confused and then asked the young doc to leave.. I took a deep breath and then let it out and began to tell him what happened back last April when he gave me a script which I had a reaction too and how when I called the next day his nurse refused to contact the Doc and I was told she wasn't allowed to call him and then she proceeded to have me cut dosage in half and I followed instructions and then had same problem called the next day and demanded to see a Doc ..

He looked totally shocked then tried to explain te me that it wasn't him ..he hadn't seen me in two years.. and I interrupted him and told him ..he was some what confused ...he then showed me his chart and tried to explain I was confused...Which at this point I began to get some what uptight..I at that point had told him to STOP and listen to what I was saying and that I could prove it ..

Now I can go into he said, I said and so forth and so on but to cut to the chase the Doc calls in his head nurse and asks her to bring up the records cause he was gonna prove me wrong..!!!  I couldn't hold it back and I then said, "Doc, you are gonna be really upset with yourself and your staff when you find out how messed up your records are...but here is my cancelled check on that date and it's says in the notes.."Saw Dr (leaving his name off because I'm being nice) and he just snickered and then the nurse says, "Dr, you did see her on April 9th " he was shocked and then asked her, "Why doesn't my chart show that "?  This nurse was just sitting there with a blank expression ..then I had to say, "I sure hope you don't do all your patients like this "...

I think for the first time in his career he got egg on his face..cause one thing about me.. when I go for the jugular my blade is sharpened... I've had to deal with details all my life and was constantly challenged ...I never open my mouth unless I can deliver the final blow...it's how I've had to do business all my life and all the research..facts...facts....facts..

The best of the last line was..."Doc, I also registered a complaint with your Office Manager, and I didn't know she was your X wife, why don't you ask her"?  I think that was the fatal attack cause low and behold it was all in the computer even her comments in regards to the situation...

I then told him.. I showed him Professional courtesy and I'd appreciate it from now on He show me the same respect..how can I trust you if I have no faith in you..He just stood there and said, "this would never happen again" and that from now on when I call I'm to talk with his head nurse...before leaving I did say, "oh, and the reason you don't see me so often is your office keeps changing my appointments...check that one out too ".

I'm sure my blood pressure rose about and beyond but on the way home I felt so much better and to think..it took me from last April to now Dec 3rd to get it all off my chest..

Came home and I just was glad my day was almost over..it started out great and really even ended great regardless of me expressing my feelings..I do think that sometimes as we get older we are looked down on ..and as long as I'm able regardless of who it is.. I'm gonna speak my peace...LOL

Now I watched the Voice tonight and it was pretty good..hard to say who should have left as at this point they are pretty much equal..also watched the Biggest Loser poor Rubin got cut again...

So with that it's time for me to say, "Good Night" and those traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All.....

Monday, December 2, 2013

Went Out and About on Monday

Went out and about on Monday..woo hoo..yeah I had to make a trip into town and my favorite Winn Dixie..Hahaha..boy did I ever .. I still can't believe how much money I spent and my bags are small..What in the world did I buy ?

Woke up and had my missions planned as I am coming down the home stretch to doing up all the Critter food again..OH MAN ! and I needed to get in a few things as my pantry was getting spaces..big spaces..

Clancy called and came over to do the yard work and it sure did need it.. I mean my weeds had flowers and I was calling them pretty and all strange looking ones at that..even my Red/purple leaf Hibiscus was not looking that good in fact the last wind it knocked it over so my man Clancy done tied that sweetheart up..now the yard looks mighty fine..in fact he'll be back tomorrow to finish the job ...and I do mean finish the job !

Most of the day I was busy going through my lists of things I needed to get done and one is Vacuum..or pray for a strong breeze to blow the hair away LOL  plus get all my bowls together for the Rice Fields and Cooking Chicken and Shredding OMG it's really getting to that time..

Yep, I replenished my Egg Nog cause I needed that glass tonight..didn't feel like cooking dinner so I drank mine LOL..and didn't even burp :)~...but it was sure good going down..

Watched the Voice tonight and I like Will and Jackie both are really good singers but we'll see how it goes tomorrow night and now I'm wiped out and ready to just free fall right into bed..

Tomorrow I have Doc appointment at 2:45pm..don't like those afternoon numbers so I'll bring my crocheting ..don't even understand they make these appointments but never have I ever been in on time..

Those of you traveling Stay Safe and as always God Bless Us All..