Thursday, May 31, 2012

80 Questions

My blogs this past week or so have been more about things like the grandkids, the dog, and even about EYES…..I have not been crafting much due to dealing the last 4 weeks with a Fibromyalgia flare up. This one will just not let go of me. But hoping that I will be back to normal (whatever that is) soon.

I was surfing through some blogs earlier and I found this on Our Life in a Click ( ) Looked like fun so I thought I would borrow it for my blog today.

80 questions about meme. More than I am sure anyone cares to know. But here goes.

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Open most times. Don't seem to bother me. But I can't stand a cabinet door or a drawer to remain open.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Yes, I do. I save them for the next time I travel, just in case that hotel forgets to put them out..

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? In

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Yep….right out of high school. I think it was a Detour sign.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes? No, not really, they can get knocked off so easy

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Use to so I just decided to stop cutting them!

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? I think bees I guess…..but really I would go with NONE of the above

8. Do you have freckles? no

9. Do you always smile for pictures? Yes

10. What is your biggest pet peeve? Someone who lies

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Yes, I also count other things…like how many cars pass me and they are white, or red, or how many pass that the person is on the cell, or how many in the HOV lane only has one person in the car…and it goes on

12. Have you ever peed in the woods? No

13. What about pooped in the woods? No

14. Do you ever dance, even if there is no music playing? Of course….only I have no rhythm

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? No...when I was a kid I did. I also use to chew the end of my straw

16. What size is your bed? full

17. Is it ok for guys to wear pink? I guess, but pink is not a color I really like so I like to give them a hard time

18. Do you still watch cartoons? When my oldest grandson stays with me

19. What's your least favorite movie? Horror movies

20. What do you drink with dinner? Trying for more water but I love sweet tea

21. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? ranch

22. What is your favorite food? Not sure I have a favorite….but I have lots non favs

23. What movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of them? Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia,

24. Last person you kissed/kissed you? Braden – youngest grandson

25. Were you ever a girl scout? nope

26. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? Like to think I had the body for it…but NO

27. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? So long ago I can't even remember!

28. Can you change the oil on a car? Yes, had my youngest brother teach me years ago. Will I do it now…no

29. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Yes, and I can't remember how many

30. Ran out of gas? yes

31. Favorite kind of sandwich? PBJ

32. Best thing to eat for breakfast? Bacon, pancakes and eggs

33. What is your usual bedtime? I shoot for 10 during the week but I don't always make that. A little later on the weekends.

34. Are you lazy? I procrastinate a lot, runs in the family. Lazy, my body maybe but my mind is always going.

35. When you were a kid what did you dress up as for Halloween? Once again….to long ago to remember! Lol….now as an adult my normal is a clown

36. How many languages can you speak? Southern Slang – just one. Tried Spanish and boy did I butcher that language

37. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No- use to but never sat and read them so I stopped

38. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs? I like Legos better for the fact they don't fall apart as easy as Lincoln Logs.

39. Are you stubborn? No, yes, no, yes, no, yes…yes…yes

40. Ever watch soap operas? yes

41. Afraid of heights? Not of flying, or hot air balloon but yes for heights on a ladder of a roof

42. Sing in the car? Only when I'm alone, can't care a tune anymore then I have rhythm

43. Dance in the shower? Not really

44. Dance in the car? Yes….seat dancing

45. Every used a gun? I have fired a rifle before

46. Last time you got your portrait taken by a photographer? Maybe around 2004 with my daughter and grandson. But since I have a photographer myself I try to stay behind the camera

47. Do you think musicals are cheesy? Yes some are, but I love them

48. Is Christmas stressful? yes

49. Ever eat a pierogi? no

50. Favorite type of fruit pie? orange

51. Take a vitamin daily? Yes along with a handful of other crap

52. Wear slippers? NO…not even in the dead of winter

53. Wear a bath robe? No, not unless that dead of winter gets through hot flashes

54. What do you wear to bed? Short summer gown all yr

55. Wal-Mart, Target, or Kmart? Target….Wally World use to be the store of choice but they never have anything I go after

56. Nike or Adidas? Rebok

57. Cheetos or Fritos? Cheetos

58. Peanuts or Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds since I was a kid

59. Ever take dance lessons? Yes- line dancing

60. Ever won a spelling bee? Really, me? NOPE

61. Have you ever cried from happiness? Yes, and I love to laugh till I cry. Best laugh ever

62. Regularly burn incense? No

63. Ever been in love? Definitely

64. What was the last concert you saw? I think that would be Tim McGraw

65. Hot tea or Cold tea? cold

66. Tea or Coffee? Tea for daytime… for mornings

67. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? yes

68. Are you patient? With some things, others like driving in

69. Ever won a contest? yes

70. Ever have plastic surgery? No

71. Which are better, black or green olives? Depends on the mood. Black for some things and green if I want a salty touch

72. Can you knit or crochet? Both

73. Do you want to get married? Been there, done that…..and since I have been single for almost 20 yrs….I would not mind doing it again

74. Do you have kids? 2 – 1 girl and 1 boy

75. What is your favorite color? Purple

76. Do you wear shoes in the house? No….I even take them off at my desk at work

77. Who would you call first if you won the lottery? Mom, then it would probably be all over facebook…lol

78. What's the first thing you do when you go online? Check my email

79. Do you like sushi? No and I have tried several kinds

80. What are you doing tomorrow? Working,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


My grandson's have the most beautiful
eyes. Someone once asked me
what I first notice about someone
and my reply was the eyes.

This is Caleb's eye.
Big and blue..
and bigger the way he is posing in
this pic! lol

This is my middle grandson, DJ.
It surprised me when I looked
into his eyes and saw a
dotted line near the end
of the blue color, going
all the way around.

And this is Braden. He has eyes
like DJ's. I have never seen
eyes like that before.


Eyes are interesting, they can tell a lot also.
Mine, they will tell you when I am tired,
sick or angry.
Study your eyes in the mirror and see
how fantastic they can be.

Now mine are different than my kids or
grandkids eyes. Mine are hazel with
a gold circle that goes around the
They will also get really GREEN
when I wear green.

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Train and Tractors

 My littlest grandbabies like trains and
tractors, so I decided to give
them a little of both.

I started with the train.
Not finished cause I forgot the black and
brown paint.
Maybe tomorrow after work.

Then I decided to paint a barn. This
is my oldest grandson, Caleb, he
is helping Nana with the barn.

And I had to add a tractor of course.

I actually have the train, the tractor, the
barn, the house and several trees painted
but I had to stop cause I so needed my black, brown
and white paint.

After I left my daughters house, I was
tagged in this pic on facebook by my

Middle grandson, DJ. He is a handful.
Thank goodness this is washable paint.

Thanks for stopping in,

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Boys

 Yesterday my daughter was
not feeling well so I brought her
to my house to rest while I
took care of the boys.

Braden with dip on
his nose.

DJ standing on Nana's
window sill behind the table
playing with things he should not
be playing with.

Caleb playing a video game.

Then of course Braden has
to do what DJ does....
Standing on the window sill.
I ended up having to put the candles
and getting them out from behind the table..
But first, it made for some
cute shots.

Thanks for stopping in,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Easy Projects

I think I saw this on PINTEREST
and I, that
will work for me.

I took a plate rack, one that
I actually had in the shed to sale and
hung it on the wall, placing
photo albums where the plates
should go.

This table has been around. When my younger
brother moved into his house 6 years ago this
was left in the shed.
Since my daughter just moved out
my brother offered it to her.
Now I have it...
My daughter lives in a small house
and where the table goes is a tight area.
That being said I gave her my good table and
chairs to her since the sides dropped down.
And I took this thing and the white chairs....
BUT...I have a farmers table in the kitchen
now that I am redoing so I have plans for
this thing.....check back at a later
date to see what I have done.

A few years ago a friend of mine, Theresa,
brought this leash holder back from a trip to Georgia.
I had not had my dog very long and
she had a lapse in memory....thinking
I had a female dog....

and the KING is a MALE.
So yesterday with a can of black
spray paint I painted the leash holder.
LOL....then when I was done I
remembered that the KING is
white with black spots....
and not black with white spots like I
had in mind to do
I guess I will play with it again.

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Big Man Syndrome

thinks he is the
on the block....

Only this little kitty shows
him different.

Cat sitting at the end of the drive so
Dakota thinks he will walk up
and scare it off....the way that
works is~ he will not chase
until it moves to go away...then
he acts big and acts like he
chased it off....

But the cat just sits and watches him.

So he moves in closer...

And finally just gives up cause he
knows the cat is making a fool of

After...and I mean only after
Dakota walked away did the
cat decide to leave...

So then the KING decides
to make like he is the
big one chasing him off...

But don't be fooled, the cat was in no
hurry when he left.
If you look closely you can see
the bottom half of him under
the green trees.

And the KING is still acting like he
did something!

Thanks for stopping in,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

House Warming Gift

A friend of mine just recently moved......
And I always find it a special touch to give something
handmade. So, I made her a set of 4 coasters.

I picked up some tile at the Rehab store,
cut scrap book paper to fit, and
used my Mod Podge to place the paper.
Using several coats over the top
to protect them.

Along with this gift I took her
a basket of flowers to hang on her

Thanks for stopping in,


Back in December I found PINTEREST.
I love that site.
And I have so much pinned to my
boards that I want to make that
would keep me busy for years to

It's so cool cause things
that people make are usually
recycling other items...

Like old doors.
I love this. Although I think
I would add a place to sit at
the bottom.

Or how about this use of a door....corner shelves....nice. And I
love the distress look.

Need things can be found using shutters also...I love this for
a bathroom.

 Then if you are into gates or have a place
that you need a gate, check this out..

An old headboard.

Or if you are good at welding....check this one out. Very neat.

But this is one I really love....Now is that not cool?

They have ideas for lighting. Mason or
Ball jars. I really want to try this for
over my sink.

Or check this one out...Different.

There are ideas for the garden, in side your home,
or things you can use to make a home
for the critters in your yard.
Love this idea for a bird house.

Or a great way to feed those birds....or in my case squirrels.

I like this next idea so much and I have the
items on hand to make it...
so I know have one of these
for my dishwashing liquid.

And the ideas for you garden are
fantastic....I love this so much....

So if you a member
of facebook, you need to sign up for
PINTEREST if you have not already and
start pinning items you like or you
want to copy to your board. You will
be amazed at what you will find.

Thanks for stopping in,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


In March there was this thing going around on the internet and on facebook about brooms standing on their own. Something about the axis of the earth being off and if you stood your broom up it would stand that all alone.

Well, just for the fun of it I had to it…just to see if my broom would stand, and it did. I took a pic of it standing but then I decided that I needed to move it to the end of the kitchen that don't get used much, that would be in front of the stove, just kidding. I put it over by the table and I left it. I just wanted to see how long it would stand. Two weeks went by and it was still standing. But then came one of those, I feel great times and I was in a cleaning mood. Several times while cleaning around in the kitchen I knocked it down by mistake so I finally decided it needed to come down.

Around this same time I had added an app to my iphone, called Ghost Exposures. One day while just sitting around on break at work I decided to have some fun, I added a ghost to the pic I had taken of my broom standing. It was the form of a little girl. You know, just messing around but then I decided that I had to do something with that……who could I send it too?

To enhance this story, please do not think I am any stranger then I am when I say this, but when I moved to my house almost 20 years ago, I knew I was not alone. There was a presents at the house. Strange things would happen, strange noises, walking upstairs and then that all familiar sight of a white vision moving around. PERFECT, I thought. My Mom knows the story of the present in my house. So I sent her the pic of my ghostly broom and all I put in the email was, "Look it's been a month and my broom is still standing"!......Leaving it at that.

During the work day my prank was forgotten until I got to my Mom's house to pick up my dog. I went upstairs and there sat my Mom at the computer, she said, " I have something to show you". When I went in the room, standing behind her, I saw the pic up on the computer screen. All I could do not to laugh. She asked me who the little girl was in the picture which at that time I asked, "what little girl"? She pointed to the iphone ghost and my mouth dropped open, I looked totally surprised and I wanted to know how she did that. She said it came that way to her and I told her I did not even see that when I sent the pic. I went on and on about it, even saying things like " I told you my house was haunted"…….and her reply, "well there is your proof".

As she continued to stare at the pic I pulled out my phone and moved it to the app, I then showed her the name of the app, it took a second or two before she realized then that I had done it. My Mom is like me, we do believe in presents from the past, so that worked to my advantage.

The story did not stop there, I sent it to my daughter who did not in any way fall for it. But when she sent it on to her boyfriend's Mom, she put in the email that my broom was still standing after a month, but not to worry, I actually had a second broom that I was using to sweep with. She had her believing it also because she had told her a long time ago about the presents in our house when we moved there and the things that she saw. This was March, I remembered last night to ask her if she ever told his Mother the truth and she said she had.

One day a week or so after pulling the prank on my Mom, my brother called me and while getting in the car and trying to hold a flat iphone between my chin and shoulder I hung up on him. When calling him back I stated you would think I would learn I can't do that. He then asked if I ever put any apps on the phone since he gave it to me. I then started to laugh and tell him about the prank I pulled on our Mom. He thought that was so funny so when I hung up from talking to him, he called her to ask her about the ghost that lives in my house.

LOL…I have not done it to anyone since and after telling this story on my blog I might not get to do it to anyone again! LOL…

Thanks for stopping in,


Monday, May 21, 2012


I love sitting outside on the deck
watching the birds early in the morning
with a cup of coffee.

What is more important is to have
my camera with me when I am
out there, or anywhere!

This was taken on my front porch.
This one loved the gourd birdhouse.

LOL...this pretty little bird is my
brothers. Is name is TJ, but he is a one
man bird, he loves my brother but
can't stand me!

Caught this pic out the window of my
brothers house. I love hummingbirds.

Blue Herron is did not want me getting
any closer so he took off.

And here he is once a landed again.

Another hummingbird pic.

Took this shot of the two birds yesterday while sitting
on the deck with my coffee. Aren't they pretty?

I think this little guy is a red bird also but they
must not get their color till later.
He landed in the crete myrtle bush
fight in from of my deck and me...and my

Ocean view! San Diego beach taken last
May when I visited my son for his
wedding. Love the ocean.

This one was taken in Balboa Park in
San Diego.

And here we have another ocean view catching these guys in flight.

This is another bird from
the beach in San Diego.

Taken at the lake down the street from
my house....

Look closely, he is on the house. This
was taken in my mom's backyard.
My youngest brother built the
house years ago for the birds.

Wild turkey, taken in
my oldest brothers yard.

One day while leaving my neighborhood
I looked up on the power line and there sat
this guy. I only had my point and shoot
camera and I had to drive right under him
to get this shot.
Glad he just sat there for me.

From my deck looking into the yard.

Out riding around one day with my
camera when I saw this shot...could
not pass it up.

Walking down my street with the camera I
look at the neighbors flag pole and
this little guy was just posing for me.

More wild turkey on the way to my
brothers house.

Also got this shot while out
riding around with my camera.

Birdfeeder I made but the squirrels knocked
it from the tree so it was sitting on the
rail of the deck. Shot is not
that great since I was shooting
through the window on the door and
the screen door....

Lake down the street. I was out there with the
grandbabies and they were feeding them

This is the same little guy that I thought
might be a red bird....and if these were
loaded in order you would see why I think
that.....but in a few more pics, it will
be explained.

Under my mailbox.
Dinner hanging from his mouth.

Now...this is why I think that bird is a red bird.
Got this shot yesterday through the same
window of the door and screen.
Baby is being fed....cute.

Yesterday I wanted to get out so bad that I
grabbed the camera and took off riding...
Found a house that had several of these
guys in the PRETTY.

At the lake.

In my yard....again from the deck.

At the lake.

Thank you for stopping in to visit,