Sunday, September 06, 2009

WOW! It has been a loooooooong time, eh?

First of all, let me tell you that I am only now, after two plus years have found my way back here. It looks like I have to update several things here so hold your horses until I can get them fixed. Thank you!


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Well, here I am again. It has been a loooooong time since I have posted. Two surgeries (I think), several months of feeling icky.... and fibro fog has been a constant companion....


Do not have on hand two different deodorants - one that is solid and one that is a roll on. It does not help the solid if you shake the container… only helps if it is a roll on…and you put it under EACH arm! Speaking of bathroom antics… After your shampoo and shower be sure to rinse off … including your hair. You will have a reminder if you forget when you put the towel on your head. The bubbles make such a fun sound when they pop! Just keep another towel close by … just in case… a clean towel… a dry towel.

FIRST check to see if the tank is empty when your oxygen tank flow meter is beeping. It does no good if the nasal cannula is on the meter correctly… repositioning it again and again is useless!

When making bread and you may mess up and put double the amount of ingredients in the bread maker, all you have to do is let the bread maker stir and knead the bread… WITH the lid closed! Then put the three loaves of bread in the oven to bake otherwise the bread will easily flow over. (How I got three loaves out of doubling the ingredients beats me!)

When noticing strange noises coming from your dog who is asleep in the recliner next to the window…try to remember that the noises do not come from your dog, but the birds using the feeder that you hung on the window behind the blinds… on the outside, of course.

When you get an e-mail from Papa John’s Pizza saying that you can now text message does NOT mean you will have a message ON your pizza!

And last, but not least…….. When taking the dog out for a walk be sure to take her with you…on a leash…with the scooters’ battery charged, and the oxygen tank full.
Thank you very much for reading this far.... ;-)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Spring is in the air!

Oh, love... how sweet! Here is proof. "Belle", my granddaughter, and her boyfriend at her birthday party. She is 3 and he is 4... ah an older man...
The new bird feeders just outside my windows are attracting all kinds of birds. We put one seed feeder onto the window so I can get an up close and personal look. One red winged blackbird was at the feeder and I thought it was a starling... (you know, a rat with wings?) and scared if off before identifying it. Lesson learned. By the way, a red winged blackbird is much bigger than I thought. I've only seen them nesting along side the road.
A list of sightings so far:
other finches
Red winged black bird
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh just lovin it!


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What NOT to add to a spice-apple dump cake.

Let me give you readers some background....
I have been dragging around sick for about three months or more. (That is why I have not posted.) The last two months the docs admitted me to the hospital... 3 times! It looks like the 3rd time is the charm because I feel so good now.
So today I decided to do some baking. Something simple... A dump cake is just that... just simply dump the ingredients into a 9 X 13 baking dish, bake it, then dig right in! Easy, right? Eh, NOT so when you have not baked in months! First of all, I did have the box spice cake mix, but not the apple pie filling and pineapple I wanted to use. There were 6 apples on the counter... hummmmm maybe I can make my own apple filling with a twist. Oops, no corn starch to thicken, but I did have carrots, raisins, brown sugar, and extra cinnamon. So I did the best I could with what I had.
Just as I was closing the oven door, I noticed the cinnamon and then realized I had not added it... Oh well. When I picked up the bottle I felt so glad I did not because they did not spell cinnamon correctly... so I thought, until I realized it was a bottle of cumin.... a very spicy spice... Sometimes I am glad I forget.

Oh, by the way, the concoction was delish!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Frustrations and one solution.....

Well! I have had so much frustrations with the other template soooooooooo... I CHANGED IT YET AGAIN! AND it worked! OK, that's enough of my blogger knowledge... or lack thereof....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I could have.....But God has His ways...

I could have gotten mad and threw a hissy fit....could have bawled like a baby... could have acted like an idiot... could have been a real jerk, I could have ...could have. But I didn't. (Read at the proceeding post.) God has His ways. He is here with me always. Yeah I cried a little and got mad a little (at me). I just hope I did not come across as a jerk to the police and others involved.....I don't think so, but I digress.

It was a dark and stormy night... well, actually it was just about a quarter to 7. It was dark and stormy however last Friday. If I had known that a storm was coming, I would have not gone out but then I would not have learned the lesson. There was a three car accident. I hit a white car that was stopped in front of me and they in turn hit a maroon colored car that was stopped in front of them to turn left. I did not see any lit taillights whatsoever! I couldn't tell if the white car was stopped until it was too late. Both of my airbags deployed, one breaking the windshield, the other hitting the inside of my wrists causing some bruising. I have never been in an accident where the airbags deployed before so this was scary since I have a Montgomery Saf T tube in my trachea. I was shook up more than anything. I will find out soon if the car was "totaled". I will not replace her (her name was Daisy) if she is totaled.
The first blessing I was made aware of is that the car tags were due by the end of this month. I had not gotten them renewed... Saved some money there. The car was due for a winter check and an oil change...Did not have that done soooooo saved more money. I will not have the $50.00 plus a month insurance.... saved more money. My youngest sister reminded me that I will not have to pay for gas. Cha ching! I won't be having a new car payment either. Hey, having this accident saved me a lot of money! Isn't God grand?
Where I am living right now, the bus stops underneath the canopy in front of the building. If I can't get my scooter on a bus, I will call for a lift van. I will be getting the bus/van pass for free. That means I can go all over the twin cities and my city for nuttin, Honey!
(I have had this post in my draft for about a week now.) Hmmmm just heard that Daisy is a total loss. :-(
Monday I will have to call the folks that determine what will happen to Daisy and what monies have to exchange hands. I will go see Daisy one more time to get the plates and such. Did I hear you ask me why I named her Daisy? I did that because I don't want to look back on my life and think I did not pick enough Daisys. She was a good car.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A pie in the face.

Sometimes when I read something, it just doesn't say much to me and sometimes when I read something, it hits me like a pie in the face!
This poem is today's pie...
Charles Swindoll

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes”