Friday, November 28, 2008

Still Laughin' After All These Years - Story #1

Had a best friend way back in the 70's - she was a real nut, said lovingly. Anyway, I used to take her along on my weekly shopping trip as she didn't drive.

We didn't lock our cars in the "good old days". B. had completed her shopping, loaded groceries in the car and sat her ample bottom down.

He wasn't all that polite (per B.)- "What are you doing in my car???!!!"

Never one to back down, B gave it right back to him - "This is Jean's car!!!"

He pulled out his registration to convince her. As she told me the story, I was rolling hysterically. Being the creature of habit that I am, I always parked in the same area. That particular day, the lot was full so chose another one.

That unfortunate guy had the same model, color Toyota I had - too bad for him.

Anyway, RIP, B. You were a real character and I hope you don't mind if I post the occasional story of our friendship!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We have a fancy new traffic circle - it's actually very efficient and after suffering with construction for 4 months, was glad to see it completed.
Yesterday, a flag man was directing traffic while they painted lines. I pulled up, stopped for his sign, smiled and waved.
Eventually he allowed us to start moving again. Just as I got to exit road, remembered we had Rx's to pick up so there I was again, smiling and waving at him. The look on his face was precious.
I read his mind to pass the time, "Weird old bat, can't make up her mind."
"Can, too!!!" I yelled as I drove away.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Temporarily - - -

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Weird and Wired

Why am I so weird and so wired? Maybe I'll become a bag lady, pushing my cart of possessions without a care in the world.

I have a car, home, food in the fridge and clothes on my back. I have to give up this worrying. Why do I worry about every little thing?

Used to ask my man, are you worried about "---"? "No, you do it for me."

Got up a half hour ago - woke up, thought of something and had to think (worry) about it. Am I the only one who does this? It doesn't change anything to worry.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sorry, no posts, in a funk! It won't last:)

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - I've got the spirit! Today, after home care, I'm starting my decorating.

Our guests left early this morn so I started bringing Christmas stuff up - it's kind of "like Christmas" to see it all ornaments again:)

We're to get snow today, so our deck lights will have to go up first. We both love blue lights and he especially enjoys them.

If you think I've started too early, at least I waited til after Remembrance day!

Happy Friday, everyone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Remember when you'd worry about your little children - crawling on the floor, eating sand - kissing pigs?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Smile

On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog, but, obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts, like me. So -- so whether we're going to be able to balance those two things, I think, is a pressing issue on the Obama household.

The above a quote from president-elect Obama's news conference.

Neighbor - - - or Angel?

We were stacking the split wood, carrying armsful to his shop. Without words, our neighbor quietly slipped over, loaded her arms full and appeared in our workshop.

No way could we dissuade her from helping. Now she has run to the store for us as this effort was a bit too much - we need to rest, then bathe.

Neighbor or angel - - -

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Am Not Impressed - - -

First snowfall today, yard is white, cord of split wood is white and I am wondering, "How long til spring!"

They are boarding on some of our ski hills - brought back great memories. The 4 of us would ski one day every weekend. Hubby and older son were "off" skiing powder. Mom and younger son were trying to master the bar to get up the bunny hill - "Please, please, stand up. No, no, no, don't sit down." (Read:promptly sat down)

"Oh, well, we'll just take our skis off and trudge thru those bushes and sit on our bums and slide down the bunny hill. Yes, this is fun. I didn't want to ski that mean ol' medium run anyway. Really."

Oh, really, you want to try again -okkkkk - - -it is only 2:30pm, run is open til 4pm:)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations to Barack Obama

I was glued to CN* all evening. Felt M*Cain delivered a very gracious speech.

Obama is an excellent speaker as well. As a Canadian, I hope the chosen man will do wonderful things for the great country of the USA.

The people have spoken - - -

Monday, November 3, 2008

Winter's A Comin'

Today a fellow came and chopped the last cord of wood we have. I'm not buying more as probably will not be here some time during next year.

He is also clearing the garden - if it doesn't snow, he'll put down landscape cloth and bark mulch. If It snows, we'll wait til next spring.

My snow shovels were in the furthest corner of the garage so I pulled them out - yuck. How long til spring?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Keepin' Fit

Our neighbor's son was an NHL player -retired a couple years ago.

One August evening the family invited us over as he and his family were heading back East to get settled before training camp.

Until that time, I didn't realize how hard these fellows work all summer - to keep fit and therefore retain their team position.

He drank half a bottle of lite beer and announced he was off for a run. Now, mine would have been to the mail box or whatever - after he left, his father told us he did a 15 mile, hilly circuit. Hurts my knees just thinking about it.

One more point, he and his wife were so absolutely down to earth, his children were fun and he had a big German Shepherd to watch out for them when on the road. The dog was down to earth, also, as once he dug a hole in my garden:)

Halloween Happiness

The bonfire roared, sparks spraying heavenward. Black sky, few stars. Perfect night, soft breeze, mellow temp.

We met many new people, all so interesting. Guest ages ranged from "in the womb" to 70's.

At 10:30pm we said our goodnight - the hostess called next morn to say the party lasted til 2am!