Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our New Guest

We were sitting on the front steps tonight when we heard his call.
For several days he has been camped out, living in the nice protective area of our flower urns.

Soon as we oohed and aah'd, he quit talking to us. It's very hot here, in the 30's, so I hope he survives the heat. I was going to put a saucer of water on the step but don't want mosquitoes breeding - then again, dinner for the little toad.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pack Rat

First to admit it, I'm a pack rat. Luckily, smirk.

The care homes often don't send his hangers back with his laundry. When ironing today, I'm way too short of hangers.

"I just know I have a box of hangers secreted away somewhere". Victory is opening a box wisely marked, "Hangers" and there they were, nice and clean, tied with elastic bands in a recycle bag and then in their box!

Some days it pays to pack rat - - -

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gerald!

Best wishes today to a fine man and family friend. Hope your day and the whole year is wonderful!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thrifty, Oh, Yes!

Does anyone else enjoy browsing thru thrift stores? I love it, especially if I get a good deal.

Today I bought a London Fog, full length trench coat for $3.00 It's washable but will dry clean it. Looks new but may have been worn.

We have a little circuit route of stores we check out in the "big smoke". I'm getting very selective and won't buy anything unless it's a really terrific deal and I don't have "one" already.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Medicine Chest and Vanity

Why do I collect so many toiletry items! Spent an hour going thru products, tossing many.

I vow to not buy anything until this stuff is used.

Of course, I couldn't toss the pretty (empty) perfume bottles - maybe someday. They hold special memories for me.

After I get my "computer fix" time, I'll start on the towel closet in the bathroom. Again, too many towels. Probably I use about the same 10 towels over and over.

I think over the years, it became an obsession to "save" everything for a rainy day. I am 64 this year so didn't live thru the Great Depression but my mentality stores it's stories.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th

Ice made a good comment to remember
them as everyone enjoys their celebrations.
Happy July 4th to all.