.....and other random stuff......

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Waiting For the Other Shoe to Drop

The house is clean
The chores are all done
The bills are paid
The wash has been run
The refrigerator is full
The pantry is stocked
Call me pragmatic
But I am quite shocked!

This never happens
Not at the same time
And that’s why I’m sitting here
Searching for rhymes!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Punny Monday

The magician got so mad he pulled his hare out.

Friday, April 24, 2015


I’ve had my eye on this pink tractor bar stool for a while now. So, for my second extravagant purchase with my new found wealth (ie: social security, lol) I splurged and went for it!
I even assembled it myself!!
I’m living the high life now! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Husband Brings Me Flowers

I'm sensitive to flowers. 
They make me sneeze. 
It really cuts down on Husband's options when it comes to being romantic, but he finds ways to compensate. 
He plucked this for me the other day. 
Just a weed from our lawn. 
But Isn't it pretty? 
It looks like a miniature orchid. 
Aw, for me?
Thank you! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Punny Monday

The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The View From Where I Sit

Every night I sit on the couch in front of the TV watching the same inane shows.
I’m bored.
But do I do anything about it?
I sit and think about how bored I am.

Sometimes I play scrabble against Tabley, sometimes I pick up a sketchbook and draw.
But it’s still the same ‘ole thing.
Same shows, same drawings, same perspective…..blah blah blah……
I’m boring myself about being bored!!

So I took off my glasses and did this sketch of my view from where I sit.
It’s silly and wonky and not very good, but for some reason I love it. (I especially like my hand!) 

Sometimes it’s as simple as taking off your glasses to get a new point of view!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday

There are only one or two pictures of my Great Grandfather.
He went out for a paper one evening and never returned.
The romantic in me wants to think he went west to become a miner and find his fortune….or lead a life robbing banks as a desperado, or maybe a gentleman gambler with ruffled shirts and fancy ivory handled guns.
I mean, with a mustache like that, how could he NOT?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


This is what I did in the Flower Crazy Mini class I took last week.......
This was the first lesson...my usual 'go to' flower shapes. Some of my classmates said it would make a nice table cloth. So I went to Spoonflower and turned it into fabric. It's easy peasy to turn your art into repeating designs on fabric or wallpaper even wrapping paper. 
Kinda' cool, huh?

Lesson two.
 By then I was on a roll.....and I made this into fabric too!

Then we got down to brass tacks and I got out of my comfort zone. I wanted to learn to make flowers that didn't look like I was still in second grade. I think I succeeded! Now I just need to stop copying Carla and make some of my own designs! But now I think I CAN!

A very enjoyable and productive class! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Money Well Spent

What did I splurge on when I got my first Social Security check? Pink Flamingos, of course!  
I just LOVE my 'back forty'!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Punny Monday

I like European food so I decided to Russia over there because I was Hungary. After Czech'ing the menu I ordered Turkey. When I was Finnished I told the waiter 'Spain good but there is Norway I could eat another bite'.
(okay, even I groaned at this one.....)

Friday, April 10, 2015

What I'm Reading

Sometimes insomnia and Amazon's '1-click' buying option CAN be a good thing.....
There's no such thing as too many books! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Grandpa  rockin’ his Masonic outfit in preparation for the annual parade.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One Hundred Words About Nuts

“You paid HOW much for a container of nuts?”
“Thirty dollars and thirty six cents. But it was for TWO containers!”
“Oh, well, for TWO containers….that makes it okay then.”
“I KNOW! I was stunned too. But by the time she rang them up and told me the total there was someone behind me in line and I was just so stunned all I could do was hand her my debit card.” 

We drove home in silence, each of us lost in our own bewildered thoughts regarding the price of things in the world today.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Punny Monday

The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mother of the Year Award Accepted Here……..

I was having a conversation with Son1 yesterday and in trying to think of a way to illustrate my point I said this:
'Dating is like shoe shopping. Sometimes you buy a pair because they look really good in the window, only to find out they pinch your toes.'

Thank you…..…..I’ll accept that award now! LOL

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Husband’s grandparents
Have you ever seen two happier people? lol

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

OMG, they made a tee shirt just for me!!!