Friday, February 27, 2009
This week it has rained all day, every day until Thursday when it SNOWED.
We all seem to have the same longing on our hearts. As I wander around town I hear snipettes of conversations about the weariness of winter and being anxious for spring.
Just looking at seed catalogs and the photos on Flicker has given my soul a shot of hope of things to come.
I could stare at this all day long.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
While visiting DD I mentioned that I was thinking about building something so an indoor kitty can go outside to go potty in an enclosed area so that there would be no kitty litter box smell which the Cottage Master disapproves of so strongly.
DD stared at me as if she was wondering if the time had come to put me in "the home".
I grabbed her computer and went searching and found so much more than I even expected. Not only has someone already thought of the idea but many more kitty lovers have taken the idea to the extreme.
If you like these photos and want to see more here is the website they came from. You can click on the photos to enlarge them to see more details.
These last three are all the same space from different angles.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I’ll pluck out all of the offending eyebrow hair and then two days later I’ll catch a glimpse of a forest growing in the exact same place. It’s exasperating.
On the other hand, or rather, at the end of my hands are my nails. They grow as slowly as a glacier moves down the valley of a mountain. They are paper thin and break under very little stress.
I have always envied women with long nails. I love to see them painted pretty pinks and reds.
Even a man can have nicer fingernails than I can!
These may be too long but look at that luscious color
I like the stickers that are available
Toes are a completely different subject -- maybe for another day.
Monday, February 23, 2009
However, this weekend something happened that pointed out to me that even after I’ve confronted the issue, worked on healing and have put the past to rest it still attempts to stir the pot of pain. Well, there it is again. It still can make me sad. It no longer has the ability to bring my life to a halt. It no longer brings the small child out who wants to scream and throw things and demand that it stop.
But, it still has the power to cause me to reflect and wish things were different. And that’s okay. This world we live in is not perfect, nor is there perfect justice, thank goodness for that because I’m guilty of failing, too. I’m wishing everyone in my life a wonderful week ahead.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
She will be sending out a little handmade gift to the first three comment's on her post! Then those three will do the same for three more and it grows exponentially!
Lyn says, " The goodies you send do not have to be elaborate or expensive. The only rules are that it's handmade by you and must be sent out within the next year."
Those are the real rules but I'm changing them just for me. I'm aware that trying to find three people who even READ my blog is a stretch but I'm willing to make a fool of myself by participating.
So I'm boldly saying that ANYONE leaving a comment will get a gift handmade by me.
For those of you who do not have a blog of your own, you can comment anonymously and leave a name so I know who you are if you want.
Don't know how to leave a comment? Click on the word "comment" at the end of this post and it will take you to the comment window. Write what you want, then below that check "anonymous" radio button and then click "Publish Your Comment".
That's all there is to it. The gift I'll be making and sending can be used by a man, too, so that my brothers, who occassionaly read this blog can participate.
Going to go do the laundry now. rita
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Then there is the wonderful irony of casting such as the episode about a man who hated to spend money played by Dennis Day.
Yesterday's treat was watching an episode with Peggy Cass. I miss her dry wit.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It dawned on me that for the last six weeks I have gone nowhere except to the grocery store and to church. So I climbed into my trusty beloved periwinkle truck and proceeded to have an adventure.
As I approached an intersection and needed to stop for the traffic light I was mesmerized by the amount of moss on a building across the street.
Driving further I found myself saying, "Oh, look at that!" "Oh, look at that!"
By now you must know that all of these things that caught my eye were everyday objects that other people drove past without a thought.
And then, OH, LOOK AT THAT!
An opossum on the side of the road with tire tracks across its body.
I don't know who to feel more sorry for -- me or the opossum!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I never knew just how boring I am until I did this exercise.
Here are 98 things. Bolded = I've done. Italics = I'd like to do. The rest are left plain.
Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band / orchestra
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Grown your own vegetables
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Run a Marathon
Ridden in a gondola in Venice
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Been on a cruise
Seen Niagara Falls in person
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing
See Michelangelo’s David.
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkelling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theatre
Been in a movie
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout Cookies
Gone whale watching
Got flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Flown in a helicopter
Saved a favourite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the changing of the guard in London
Broken a bone.
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Had your picture in the newspaper
Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Saved someone’s life (I suppose not killing an offspring when I wanted to doesn't count?)
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee
Try it yourself.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I took a few days off from my P&O (purge and organize) project but I'm back to join Melissa at The Inspired Room with her 12 months of Goals toward a more beautiful life. Stop by her blog and see how all of the other inspired bloggers are progressing in their goals.
The next room that needed my attention was the family room or what is referred to at Quirky Cottage, the garden room.
I found it more difficult to purge in this room because so many objects had personal meaning to me. I would begin on one shelf and then find an excuse to go do something else rather than continue. I believe it was the emotional impact that was causing me to hesitate. But it had to be done.
First, and this was the easy part, I took down the fake greenery. DD had been bugging me for the last few years telling me that is was SO old fashion and SO offensive to her. Okay, okay, I get it.
I found several books that I intended to read but after they were put on the shelf they were completely forgotten. I moved them to my reading basket next to my chair.
I cleaned all the drawers and shelves of all the furniture in this room. It was this bookcase that was my challenge. When I was finished I had five empty shelves. I moved things around a bit and placed empty glassware on the shelves so they wouldn't look so vacant.
I can't begin to tell how freeing this process has been for me. Only one area left. Our bedroom, bathroom and closet. That all might take more than just one week -- we'll see.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The NCR SelfServ Checkout reduces checkout wait times up to 40%, greatly enhancing the shopping experience.
Features a user-friendly interface that intelligently guides the consumer through the checkout process with animated demonstrations.
Makes checking out fast, efficient and fun.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
When I woke up this is what I saw . . .
I poked my head out the door and yelled
Two hours later.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
You see this frown on the coach's face? I saw that same look on his face just minutes after he was born! Some things never change!
We don't often have a chance to be together so every minute is a treasure. I just had to show them off.