Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Mayem Goes Stealing


Join Us for Monday Mayhem

Its time again for Monday Mayhem, where no two Mondays stay the same. Harriet posts a Meme and we all join in with our answers. This week Mayhem is locked up in a jail cell some place in Illinois. You might ask why? Well it went on a stealing binge this week. It passed go and didn't collect the $200.00. Rather it went right to jail. You can get it out of jail by answering each question and sending a Margarita to Harriet. Cheers! Come and join us at Harriet's Monday Mayhem. We'd love to have you..

From 2nd Cup of Coffee:

1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? interior decorator and Olympic ice skater. I guess I was going to really make that ice rink stylish and fashionable. LOL

2. If you had one word to describe yourself , what would you choose? Hopeful

From Sunday Stealing:

3. You have been given the opportunity to create the half-hour TV show of your own design. What is it called and what’s the premise? It would have to be a combination of Golden Girls and Designing Women and I'd call it "Whoever Called These The Golden Years, Must Have Been Looking In The Toilet"

4. You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place? What ever I say Goes!!!

From Good Mourning Glory!:

5. This weeks theme if Four Seasons. Share a video.I have no video on this computer, but here are some pics  
                                             SPRING                                              SUMMER

                                             FALL                                                 WINTER 

From Saturday 9:

6. What age would you encourage your children to get married? 27. Thats old enough to know better and young enough not to care.

7. Who got married at the last wedding that you attended? My Grandaughter, and what a lovely Bride she was:)

8. Do you enjoy weddings and receptions? I used to enjoy them when I was a Wedding designer and consultant. (very small time job) Now I go and get very critical... I've turned into a cynical old nag!!!


From Thursday Thunks:

9. Your thoughts on truck drivers? Somebody has to do it, I sure like to shop and would be really disappointed if there was nothing new to shop for.

10. What is in your kitchen sink right at this very moment? 2 cereal bowls, 2 spoons and a small glass. Boy was I lucky on that one... Great Timing Harriet. My sink is always full of not so clean dishes,. LOL

Monday, March 22, 2010

YES and NO

Welcome to Monday Mayhem- where no two Monday's are the same (what does that mean anyways?).If you'd like to join click here:  Monday Mahem
Today's meme is based on the popular YES or No.

We will focus on the internet. Answer yes or no for each question.
Because I am so very nice, I will allow you to tell one story about one of your answers.


  1. Googled yourself? No
  2. Googled your neighbor? No
  3. Used Google maps to spy on someone? No
  4. Spied on someone via Facebook? NO
  5. Friended someone on Facebook that you don't know? Yes, thats where I met Justine and Tami who got me to start my blog.
  6. Tweeted gossip? No
  7. Followed a celeb on Twitter? No
  8. Kissed any one of your Facebook friends?  Yes 
  9. Regretted an online relationship? No      
  10. Dumped someone online?   No
  11. Played a prank on someone online? No
  12. Spied on a High School bully online?
  13. Written a nasty email? Yes
  14. Sent something X-rated via email? No
  15. Searched your state's/locality's database for predators? Yes, that was a scary result!
  16. Done an online search on someone's traffic offenses? No
  17. Ordered dinner online? NO
  18. Purchased something over $250 online? Yes
  19. Left an anonymous comment? NO
  20. Checked out someone else's email (as in spy on your s.o.) No    Damn, What a boring person I turned out to be HEEHEEHEE

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Waiting At The Rainbow Bridge"

My Post today is for my Dear Friend Justine. First I want to Post the Poem "Rainbow Bridge" for anyone that may not have ever read it. My first time was when I had to have one of my Dear Furbabies put to sleep many years ago. My vet sent me a sympathy card with this poem inside.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown.

Tonight I ran across a post a Lady put on a site I was looking through. I hope this Lovely Woman does not mind if I share this with all of you. I hope it is as comforting to all of you whom has ever lost a dearly loved Pet as it has been for me.

I saw the Bridge

A true experience as posted by Sharry Daniels

We had to have Pismo put to sleep on Nov. 6, 1993. He was an 18 year old, 6 pound yorkie. Most of Pizzy's life I was sick and confined to the house. He stayed with me every min. of every day. On days when life didn't seem worth living his unconditional love for me kept me alive. I know he was a gift from God. Without that funny little mutt I wouldn't be here today.

By the time I got better Pizzy was old and sick. Now it was my turn to stay with him. I should have let him go before I did, but I couldn't. He was so much a part of me, that having him put to sleep was almost like committing suicide. BUT I DID IT!!! It was horrible. I can't even think about it. Pizzy was gone and I never had my heart hurt so bad. I didn't know where to go or what to do. Everything reminded me of him. For 2 days my husband and I sat in shopping centers and in the car in shopping center parking lots and cried and cried and cried. All I could think of is where do dogs go? Is there a place for animals or is my Pizzy in that cold ground in our yard? Whose taking care of him? Where is he? Where's my Pizzy?

On Nov. 8, two days after he had died, my husband and I were sitting in the car in the Hill's Shopping Center parking lot. It was four o'clock in the afternoon. The sky was bright blue without a cloud anywhere. It had not rained all day and again there was not even a cloud in the sky. We were facing west , looking toward the setting sun. I was sobbing and sobbing and screaming, "Please, God, please. Tell me where Pizzy is. Please, God, tell me! Where is my Pizzy! Where is he!!! All of a sudden my husband said, "Look Sharry, Look!!!! He was pointing to the sky and when I looked up I saw a perfect RAINBOW in that cloudless blue sky right next to the setting sun. At the time I didn't know about the rainbow bridge, but at that moment I did know that God in His kindness was telling me that my Pizzy was somewhere over the rainbow and that he was okay.

About 5 months later my friend called me. She was all excited and told me to read the article in Dear Abby. I read it and just couldn't believe it. I read about the meadow and the RAINBOW and my sick dog wasn't sick anymore and he had water and food and he was playing and best of all I WOULD SEE HIM AGAIN. I am a skeptic and if I had just seen the article, I would have had doubts, but I SAW THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. I know it's real.

Up until last week I thought my husband and I were the only ones who believed the meadow and the bridge really exist and take comfort in its existence. Then I accidentally stumbled onto this bulletin board. I was and am still amazed, but so grateful that we share this hope with so many others. I never write on BB, and I wasn't going to this time either, because it's so hard for me to put my feelings into words. But I really feel that God would want me to share this with you guys in case there's someone out there who is a skeptic and needs a little extra bit of proof that God does have a special place for your pet to be cared for until you go to pick him up and cross the bridge together, never again to be separated. 

As I leave you with your tears, I close, tearfully myself, as I say quietly, Until I see you  again My Beloveds Noisy, Spud, Toesy, Goofy, Daisy Mae, and Max, God promises you'll be there waiting for me someday to Cross The Bridge Together.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Did I Really Say That Sunday Scramble

 It is that time of the week  once again to join Justine in her Sunday Scramble. Come and join us if you like, I know Justine would love to have you.

I've had a great revelation today. One I haven't wanted to admit, but have know for a very long time now. "I'm one very lazy assed bitch" Now with that said, if I weren't so lazy my ass would not be so big and if my ass as well as the rest of me wasn't so big I'd feel better and I wouldn't be such a bitch. Well maybe not of that last part is true. I'll never be skinny and to some I am and will always be a bitch. But those who love me love me dearly and the rest can go to hell.... So now that I have told you who I really am PLEASE LOVE ME!!!  Okay on to other things..
I have got to get busy and clean out my house... I am a horder!! But what I really want to do is get rid of other peeps stuff. Its in my way and I need more room for stuff I want. My redo of my front bedroom is still not finished, oh hell it's not even started. I almost had the room cleared out before Christmas, but I needed room to put the Christmas Tree so I moved all kinds of  shit in there to get it out of the way. Its been to rainy and snowy and wet to get out to the storage building (good excuse) but now I must over come and get it cleared out. I bought more paint samples this week ( 8,9,10,11, and 12) I just can't find the right color I want. I want it to be between green and blue, not minty, soft but  bold, light reflecting and relaxing. It now has twelve 3X3 foot squares of different colors and I just can't decide if any of them match my criteria. I plan for the room to be a beachy cottagey bedroom without being to themey...I need to think less and do more. Maybe I'll actually get started on it this week. I'll be sure to get before and during and after pics if any of you live long enough to see it from start to finish. After I do this room I want to do the back bedroom, then the bathroom and my master bedroom and the living room then the kitchen. Hey... I could live to be 500 years old!!
At the risk of really pissing my sweet hubby off to the point of the threat of divorce, I did a spontaneous thing. I CUT MY HAIR... Thats right, I went and had it all chopped off. I've worn my hair long for 31 years and have wanted to cut it for most of those 31 years... I DID IT... and I think  I really like it. I decided that long mop made me look way older than I should look. What do ya think?
Before the New Look,,,
Me and my daughter, Melaney.
Now me after the Big Cut..
 Me, With a Whole New Look
Its so much easier to keep and now that I've lived with it for nearly a week, I really do like it. I can't do anything to change the face but I think I'll keep the cut for a while:)

Went to the Sweetwater Rattle Snake Round Up yesterday. The Texas town of Sweetwater has a yearly festival where rattlesnakes are caught, milked, killed and eaten. 
 Yes those are all rattle snakes on the floor
I have never in my life seen so many people in one little spot!! When I say it was shoulder to shoulder I mean that quite literally. 

Walking through the display buildings, trying to look at all the goodies for sale, you were touching, I mean really touching everyone you tried to pass. Every exhibit and vendor had lines that were miles long. And not that I could see very much, after all I'm only 5' 2", I found absolutely nothing I could not live without. I saw one cute wallet, a cute purse, a precious dress for Prissy, and an adorable little kidney shaped green garden bench. I got the best funnel cake I have ever gotten, That sucker was 2" thick. OUHHHH it was soooo good. But what I got the most  was a very painful back and achey thighs. We did way too much walking for the first time out after a long winter of sitting on the couch. The Flea Market was a bust, with the exception on one really cute little metal  childs table and chairs set. But the weather was beautiful, warm and sunny with no wind. What a marvelous day to be out. We had a very enjoyable day. As for those Rattle Snakes, I always stay out of that building least I would have nightmares for days at the site of that many snakes in one place. My opinion of a snake is the best ones are extinct ones. They should all be extinct as should spiders and scorpions. I know some one may object to my opinion but the above mentioned if they don't hurt me they will make me hurt myself. No Really hurt myself badly.
Yall have a fabulous week and I'll see ya again next week TaTa

Monday, March 1, 2010

 It's time once again for Justines  Sunday Scramble . If you haven't joined her before go ahead and join her today, She'd love to have you. Post up and Link up to Justine and let us hear what kind of Scrambles you've had this week...

Oh what a week! I started off this week with a headache from hell. Well, it was my own fault. We went out to  lunch with some friends and after eating a very tasty platter of fried catfish with all the fixings, we exited the restaurant and preceded to say our goodbyes out front...This is were the calamity began. I turn from saying all the goodbyes, great to see ya's, and let's do it agains just in time to run smack dab into a 2x6, actually four of them, hanging out of the back of a pickup parked in front of the restaurant. My hands were flying, since I can't talk with out the use of my arms and hands flailing about with every word, which caused me to break 3 fingernails into a quick and my poor forehead had a dent in the middle of it the size of a #2 pencil about four inches long.. My Sweet Hubby turned to look and saw me just standing there in a daze and came running. Now here is a good understanding of how hard my head hit those boards, My Sweet Hubby can't hear a freight train going down the track if he's stopped in front of it. I'm sure it could be heard for miles away. The first thing I thought to do was look to see if it had a red flag attached, as that is the law for anything hanging over so many inches out of the back of a pickup or trailer. No red flag, like that would have kept me from running into it since the eyes in the back of my head I have not used since my children left home. So, I could sue, Right???   NO... then I would have to admit to the world the lack of grace and composure I pretend to have. I couldn't tell the world how stupid I really am after all they already suspect it, lets not confirm the obvious.
 By Tuesday, the snow was back and the yard was once again beautiful with about four inches of lovely white, glistening powdery snow covering every surface.

Ahhh, So deceiving, because under that lovelyness was an inch of solid ICE.. EKKKKEKKKK or should I have said it was screaming WRECKWRECKWRECK. My daughter and I went to town that night, roads looking fairly clear by that time, and suddenly we are driving backwards down the middle of the road, then forward again and backward again, before we finally came to a sudden stop.... So Thankful no other vehicle was involved. My nerves a bit out of sorts now and another headache attacks me like a bear in a blizzard.
Went to Dr. on Wednesday to get my shots in my lower back. This in-tales being put to sleep and acting a fool for the next few hours until the antistesia wears off. My Dear Sweet Daughter In Law always takes me and never tells a soul how silly I act or breaths a word of what I may say. God Love Her, I sure do.

By night fall, the top of my head is about to explode. I get the mother of all headaches after having antistitic that will last for the next two days.... Worth it???? Hell yess, I can to to Wal Mart, Lowes and Home Depot all three and walk around without having to ride around on the little drivey thingy shopping cart. Freedom aint free, there is always a price to pay.

Saturday, Hubby went out of town to spend the day with his son, and I spent the day doing nothing. Laid around, slept late, played on Facebook, watched the food channel and hung out with my Sweet Daughter IN Law... Smoked to much and had a smoking headache the next morning that made me want to cuss... So here it is Sunday, again, and the notorious HEADACHE, is starting another week hanging around my house... I think I'll lock the doors and send it on down the road, It's just not welcome here anymore

Monday, February 22, 2010

This Weeks Scramblings

 Here is my post for my dear Friend, Justine's Sunday Scramble, Come and join us, she'd love to have you leave a post of the scramblings of your week. You can find her here Tell her I sent you:)

Another one of those "lets take a trip down south" kind of weeks. My SH needed to go to South Texas to look at a piece of equipment they were thinking of buying. Now since he is not suppose to be traveling until April, (Dr.'s orders after Heart Attack in Dec) I thought it best that I tag along to be sure he didn't over do it. It promised to  be a wonderful trip, down along the Frio River and lots of wildlife to see. I don't travel well for long periods of time myself, so He knows we have to stop often and of course Prissy, (our little chihuahua angel) has to stop often too:) Off we went, first stop, breakfast, good little restaurant, but the restrooms were out doors. Tempertures here have been a bit cool early in the morning and late at night. Needless to say, I hurried! We headed south and saw things turn greener the further we went. The deer became plentiful and lots of dead wild hogs along the sides of the road. I spotted a very unfamiliar looking animal, at least for this part of the country. We turned around and pulled over and took pictures of a very old Elk.

That part of the state has lots of exotic animal ranches. (Some which do some very bad things) Thats another story. As for the Beautiful Frio River, Hubby was in a hurry to get to our destination and said we'd spend time looking around on our way back. So we speeded through the photo ops and drove into the grey, desalinate not so lovely country side we call south Texas.

We stopped and had a very good lunch at a nice little Mexican Food Cafe and headed further south. We arrived at our destination, checked out the pump and rig we went to see and headed back home. Now for the enjoyable part of the trip, Right, ----Wrong. We could turn east and head toward Dilley and see if we could see the wild monkey population that is causing such an uproar down there. or go back the way we came. Well, he chose the way we had come, I agreed, after all a drive along the river road would be really nice and I could get some of the phone numbers of some of the cute little cabins along the river to stay at when we go back this summer. Well, We sat on the side of the road for an hour while he talked on the phone, (on top of a hill where there was a good signal) then preceded north toward the Frio River Road. Timing was not what I had hoped, we were about 20 minutes away as the light of day turned into darkness. I had suggested we stop for the night about an hour earlier but SH ignored my suggestion which he usually does. We get to the little town we usually stay in and he thinks we should stay there, Wrong. Only 2 motels, no pets, and no TV... and NO VACANCY. We decide we had better eat while we are there, as there may not be anything open by the time we reach the next town. Once again we eat at a little Mexican Cafe (about your only choice in South Texas) the food was not great, alittle to spicey for me that late at night and AGAIN an out door restroom. What is wrong with these people. Again it was cold and well lets just say not very inviting. We travel for another 2 hours before we get a room and by now we are two hours from home. We do spend the night, and the next morning he says he intended to spend some time looking for things I might enjoy,

BUT, the phone rings and business is pressing and we must get back to the house to get a quote faxed to a potency customer as soon as possible..Our planned 3 day trip turned into a quick 32 hour trip as the beautiful country side flashed by me at a speed faster than my camera could focus, arriving home with a promise we'll do it again when we have more time.. That'll be when the cell phone towers all across the country go down for a week. Oh and Justine sorry I was late posting, all my batteries went dead and I had to get new ones to upload pics from the camera:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Day for Love

  Posting a Special Valentine Wish for Justine's Sunday Scramble. Love you Justine, my dear friend!

Today is Valentines Day, A day that is all about Love. The love of that special someone, the love of family, and the love of friends. As it turns out it fell on a Sunday this year, and how appropriate to remind us of the greatest Love of All, the Love of our Father in Heaven and Jesus our Savior. "Faith, Hope and Love, The greatest of these is Love" Its my wish for all, to take the love you feel today and carry it with you everyday for the rest of the year. What a better world it would be and we have the power to make it happen. I send you Love from my heart and I hope your day was a wonderful one. I wish for you that tomorrow will be even better and the following days better than the day before. If this finds you feeling unloved, remember you can love yourself. Loving one's self is the beginning of being Loved by others. Keep on Loving and Pass it on. <3 Love and Peace <3 And Happy Valentines Day:)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Scramble: Pet Peeves... Do These Things Bug You Too?

I promised my dear friend Justine I'd join her Sunday Scrabble today. If you have something to say, join her too, I'm sure she'd be glad to have you drop in. You can find her link to her Sunday Scrabble here
  Here are 10 of my pet peeves, you know things that really annoy you or just plan piss you off. MY MY aren't we in a good mood today...Sometimes I think I just need a new family.LOL Oh well truth be told I wouldn't trade a one of them in for even the perfect one. I'd probably complain about that one too!!!

1. A remote control Hog... I wish I had never taught my hubby to use the darn thing. Now I spend the entire evenings watching 10 seconds of all 200 plus channels on the TV.

2.Anyone who does not rinse out their milk glass..who buys glasses big enough to get their hand down in to scrub that dried gunk out. My family would dig to the back of the cabinet to get the one glass that I couldn't get my hand in...

3.Screaming kids in a restaurant, not a fast food joint, but someplace you go to have a nice quite, relaxing dinner with someone. (same for the movie theater)

4.Any kid, under the age of 12, turned loose in any store to play with and tear up the merchandise. (Got hit in the head with a volley ball one day)

5.Total disregard for my birthday. (I always remember and do something nice for them)

6.A man who says on Mothers Day, "Your not my mother" DUH, only the mother of HIS children..The..
 7.A man with no shirt on..There are very few men whom I care to look at without a shirt. I personally know only one and the rest I only know of, and they are celebrities. I'm sorry that beer gut and sagging boobs are not attractive. Not to mention all that cellulite..

8.Seeing something I like and someone making a catty remark about me not needing it. What ever happened to "everyone should dream" Liking something does not mean buy it for me. I'll go back and do that myself...

9. People that come over to dinner and leave the minute they are through eating. I wanted the company, not the work it took to cook a meal to feed them! And I just love the clean up after their gone...

10.People who ask for help but are never willing to return the favor. I'm speaking of our children here....

Okay, thats ten of the things that drive me crazy. That's enough complaining for the day. LOL Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and I hope you had no peeves in you day today:)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Secret Love

I love photography!! I'm just an amateurs amateur but I love it anyway. I think I do a pretty good job and then I see others work and realize I have a long way to go. I will admit I have a lot to learn about the use of my camera and with that said I believe I just may have a future in the world of Pictures.
  I entered my first contest this year entering in the local West Texas Fair. I am here today to brag a little, as I took home a THIRD place Ribbon in the misc. category. There were approximately 1000 entry in this particular category, more than any other, because everyone put their extra pics in there to just get them entered and they had a limit of one pic per category. So, I didn't do too shabby to be chosen the third best out of about 1000. Above is the picture I entered. See what you think of it:)
 I'm taking some classes I ordered on line and would love to take some courses at one of the local colleges or universities. I still need a little more confidence before I attempt to do that. Here are a few more of my favorite pictures. I hope you enjoy them!

What a beautiful and intriguing world we live in. To hear the stories the old door could tale, to feel as beautiful as a rose, the romance of a moonlite night, and the love that only God can put in our hearts. The rewards of Photography, the joy of finding something to snap a picture of. It's all around us.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Justine's Sunday Scramble

    I know it's Monday night and I'm rather late, but I was actually trying to figure out how this is done.. Now, I think I have it all figured out, but that is yet to be seen as this is not published yet as I set here typing. I'm very new to all this blogging paraphernalia I hope you will all bear with me and have a few laughs  along my way to the education of the blogging idiot. I'm sure I'll look and sound like quite the rambling fool, but  to let you in on a little secret, that is the real me. As my dear sweet daughter-in-law says, It does not take much to amuse me.. They all thank God for that. LOL. So, If this works, I'll try to have something to ramble, oh I mean scramble about next Sunday Justine. BTW, all those who posted, I loved reading your scrambles. TaTa till next week <3 <3

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My New Look

     I want to thank Justine, my dear friend, for sprucing up my header. You did a great job, Justine and I really really love it:) It made my blog look so much better!! Now if I can do as much justice to the content. HEEHEE. I Thank God for sending me such wonderful friends. My best Girlies are just Awesome. Be sure and Check out Justine's blog at You'll love her as much as I do:)

 I finally got a new look for my Blog. I hope you all like it, It's plain and simple since that is all I know how to do. LOL but I thought it looked much better than just plain old white. Let's be honest here, It looked so bad I was ashamed to post any blogs for people to see much less read. First impressions are very important, or so my mother always told me. I must admit, the look and  a cute header will get me to check out a blog faster than anything. The ladies in my header, I imagine them to be me and my bestest Girlies, having a girls only vacation in a sweet little cottage with a beautiful private beach. We all bring recipes we've wanted to try, books we want to share, laughter and love we want to give and memories we want to make. Were would we be and what would we do without our life long, brand new and yet to find girlfriends. They are every bit as important to our lives as our husbands, children and families. They are the ones who more often than not see us through the hard times, cheer us through the good times and remember us and love us for just who we are. They are the ones who have inspired my new look and will give me lots of material to blog about. Their encouragement will keep me posting and striving to find interesting things to write about. I hope my blogs become something you, my readers and friends, look foreward to reading.