Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Frog

Thanks to my daughter Jamie! This is sooooo cute! Hay, I'd rather have good luck beat me up, then bad luck kiss me!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My "Thanks" List

This is my Thanksgivings, thanks list

I'm thankful for my Goddess, who provides ALL for me
I'm thankful for my kids, especially Matt who does all the heavy work for me
I'm thankful for my 4 wonderful Grandkids
I'm thankful for my house, just the Perfect size
I'm thankful for my yard and garden, again the Perfect size
I'm thankful that I had enough food this year and the fact I'm STILL a vegetarian
I'm thankful that I was able to pay all my bills this year
I'm thankful for my kitty Merlin, even if he loves to bite me all the time! GIGGLE
I'm thankful for my health
I'm thankful for all my good friends, and even some of the not so good ones! GIGGLE
I'm thankful for being able to retire early, and still pay my bills
I'm thankful for the beach, the sun, and the wonderful crabs!!!
I'm thankful that I DON'T have a man in my life!
I'm thankful for the time I spend in the garden, at the beach, and with all my friends. And that I can still enjoy those simple pleasures
I'm thankful for the strength that allows me to lose my anger, be not jealous, and always smile, even when times are rough and dark and scary
I'm thankful that I can laugh at misfortune and pain, and accept when it comes to me.
I'm thankful that the Trolls have left my stuff alone this year
I'm thankful for all the memory's I have of a wonderful family that is now gone

I'm thankful for EVERYTHING! And I hope the Goddess blesses my family and friends and keeps them safe and healthy till the next thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Poor little tree

This is the little tree for outside. The tree (it's slim, but 6' high) the decorations, and those big old fashioned lights...... all together ran me around $20 dollars!!!!! (goddess bless the dollar store!!!!!)

Really!!! Nice and cheap for the outside decorations. I like it, even though I haven't stuck it outside yet. GIGGLE

It's going in a large 3 foot gray decorated pot, and will be in front of my kitchen windows on the opposite side of the stairs from my bamboo. COOL!!!

Of course I still have my inside tree, the one Mary gave me, and I'll put some decorations inside also.

I love YULE!!! Even though I'm not getting anything this year. Matt's student loan didn't leave anything over..... so that cool roll up pink keyboard I'm drooling over will have to wait for me to get it myself.

Jamie is getting me gifts, but she has her kids to buy for, so I hope it's something cheap, the kids are more important.

But, even so...... I wake up each Christmas morning.... and thank Santa for what I got, or didn't get. GIGGLE.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am going nuts!!! The last two weekends are like the most boring ones in the whole world!!!

Not that I don't have stuff to do..... cleaning, getting ready for the holidays, and much more...... that's not it....... the problem is that I'M OUT OF BOOKS!!!!!

Not only am I out of books, but the ones I keep to re-read when I don't have any new books.... I'VE RE-READ THEM!!!!!


But what really sucks, is that I don't have the money for any new books.... so bonkers is it for now.

For those of you who know me, I read sometimes 5-6 books a week. And if it's really quiet, double that. So not having books is a major concern for me.

And usually, when I run out of books, I re-read all my old favorts, but, that's been done. I haven't gotten a new book in like 6 months!!!!!!

It's like being a drug addict!!!! Without my books, all that's left is the TV!!!!!!


I want to work on my Yule decorations..... but it too freaking cold out!!!!!! I put the tree that going out side in front of the house together.... in my bedroom..... I even added the lights..... but am I going outside to put it in the pot????

NO WAY!!!!

I'm sitting on my couch, watching gardening shows, drinking coco, cuddling with my cat....... and waiting for the weather to break a bit till I go outside.

Matt has off from the 26th to the 30th of this month..... then he's done for good on the 21st of December.

He invited some of his friends over for Thanksgiving.... I'm NOT cooking.... he is.....

most of the food I can't eat anyway.....

so I'm having some shrimp stir fried, and the guys will enjoy a full thanksgiving meal........

well, if Matt doesn't burn anything! GIGGLE

Friday, November 21, 2008

Old friends

I was catching up with some old school chums on the net. What fun? Some of them I haven't seen in 40 years!!!!!

You know what impressed me most..... their pictures. I don't know if it is because we grew up being hippies, but all of them, look their age!

Now you may think that's bad, but it isn't. Aging is natural, and wonderful, and I wouldn't change my face for any kind of money. And all my friends agree. No face lifts for us. We love the way we look, and let me tell you honey, we ROCK!

The only reason someone our age should get face work is if it's really necessary. Like one of my friends who has that drooping eyelid problem. She finds it hard to keep her eyes open because of it, so she's getting just that fixed, and NOTHING MORE.

But I do know people older then me who are probably going for their second face lift. Who do they think they are fooling????

Even if a younger man should be attracted to them..... they are going to find out their age sooner or later..... and it's the age thing that counts.

Why can't women our age be happy with men our age? Besides the fact that many of them are DEAD already! GIGGLE

I admit to liking younger men.... but no more then 10 years.... and then I'm always honest about my age, eye color, and I have my original, factory installed, face. GIGGLE

Yes, I still put on makeup every morning, and probably will into my 90's.... looking pretty is still an option for me, but I just don't think you need to artificially enhance it. But, I guess it's each to their own.

But it was nice to see my friends, looking like my friends should look!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

PMS ing

Tell me if I have PMS???? OK, they said that after the change of life, you don't want sex. WRONG!!!!!! Want it more NOW then before!

And they said you would no longer have PMS??? WRONG!!!!!

I wanted a cup of coffee, but I also wanted some hot chocolate.....

PMS? Maybe.....

so then I had a fantastic idea!

I got some Swiss Miss hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.... ADDED MY INSTANT COFFEE TO IT..... smothered it it whipped cream.... AND THEN ADDED CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES!!!!!!


I feel better now! No PMSing my sweet white ass!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

OK NOW......

So I'm all frustrated from filling out those forms like I stated in the last blog..... when there is a knock on my door......

Now, a slight flash back, my lot is graveled, except for a 2 foot by about 10 foot spot out back behind the house....between homes.... sort of like an alley. I don't mow it, don't have a mower....besides it's behind the house, and even from the outside I can't see it, unless I walk all the way behind the house.... and that I don't do. But it's not a problem, just some weeds, and usually the guy behind me mows it or at least he did before he moved, Mobil home and all.... not I just have an empty lot there. but I digress.........................

There is a knock on my door.... and two young guys... well not too young, like 20's stood there. They had been mowing my neighbors yard and to quote them:

"Our grandpa told us to mow the "nice OLD widow woman's" grass while we were at it"


Though for a second there, I stood, and pictured ripping out their still beating hearts with my BARE hands, and running around the yard, clutching said hearts, and cackling while drinking the still warm blood!!!!!!!! pant pant pant pant....

But I didn't. They did say "nice", and Widow (I AM a widow), and it was a freebee.... so I controlled myself, said... "Hay thanks!" and went back inside before my baser instincts took over and there would be blood shed!!!!

Maybe I wouldn't have reacted so stronly if it wasn't for thoes STUPID FORMS!!! GIGGLE But I do have a problem with the word "OLD" YES, indeed I do. GIGGLE


This has NOT been a good week for me.... filling out government forms SUCKS!!!!

First I wanted to change my health plan..... same plan, but mine has the option I can go to any doctor I want to.... and the other you have to pick your doctor from a book...... same company...... but a $60.00 a month difference in cost!!! And since I pay for it out of my annuity, that extra $60.00 a month will be goddess sent!

So, since I need to save money I needed to change the plan..... forms and more forms, and a government web site visit that, I swear, turned my hair gray!!!!! GIGGLE

Then I ONCE AGAIN applied for help with my heating and cooling bill. I got turned down last year..... they NEVER INFORMED ME OF THAT, I just guessed it when I didn't see a reduction in my bills.

So I called them up when a new application arrived......and they told me it was because my STREET address and MAILING address are different. Duhhhhhh, I live in a Mobil home park..... can't get a clue can you?

Well, after talking to them again, and THIS TIME GETTING A NAME, I filled it all out, along with copies of EVERYTHING THEY COULD THINK OF... and I'm sending it out AGAIN!

If I don't get it this time, I'm done with the county help shit..... besides next year Matt will be away at school, so my bills will be significantly reduced. (no lights, TV, computer, in his room)

But, enough with forms, I'm done till my income tax shit comes due. I HATE FORMS!!!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


went into the "Christmas closet" today, I figured It was about time to make a list of what I bought, and what I have left to buy.

Holy crapola!!!!! Waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy to much stuff in there!!!!!!!
So as of now,I am done with:

Barb (just what she wanted)
Jamie (too much stuff)
Matt (he's got his already, and played it)
Steph (she's gonna love them)
Baby Josh (only one thing, he's a baby it's big, he'll love it!)
Elizabeth Paige (pretty stuff, and educational)
Sabastion (cool stuff and educational)

All I have left is something else for Morganna, I got her a pretty stuff, but she needs an educational

I was going to get the kids gift certificates, but I have gotten too much already for them.

Plus I have all the little shits for their stockings, like candy and finger puppets etc!


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Fish Suck!


I wish it was, but no such luck. My Cuz gave me a nice one a few years ago, but Jamie has it now, so I have a 10 gallon tank

And I thought to myself, "Self, get the tank out of the shed, and get some fish!"... and myself thought that was a good idea!

But, since over the years I've lost all the pumps, lights and stuff, off I went to the pet store. It can't be THAT expensive, can it? After all I have the tank!

Wrong!!!!!!!!!! I needed:

a cover with a lite...$22.00
Gravel for the bottom $20.00
Pump and filter another $20.00
Aerator you got it, another $20.00

And of course the fish, and the food, and I didn't even bother checking the price for those!!!!

So I'm back home again...... with just an empty fish tank sitting on the counter.


When all you have at the end of the month, after bills are paid, and food is bought, is like $20.00...... it would take me MONTHS to get the tank up and operating!!!!!! One small item at a time. And of course that SUCKS!!!!

So back in the shed goes the fish tank! See why I wished that picture was my tank?

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I finally found what Barb wanted, and I'm now waiting for it to show up in the mail. It's glass, so I'm freaking out about it breaking!!!! But I have to have some faith, it took so long for me to find, it's gonna be alright!

Isn't it?