Monday, August 29, 2011


Wow, it sure has been a LLLLLOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGG time since I posted. I have been around and got caught up in the whole "Facebook scene". I have to admit it's addicting. Watching what everyone else is doing and playing those damn games! I got sucked into one after another after another. I finally quit all of them but one and about a month ago quit that one cold turkey. I miss it but it was a waste of time. I found myself always wanting to get to the next level and would play for hours and hours. YIKERS!!!! I have even stopped visiting Facebook on a daily basis because that too was taking time.

Well, you are probably wondering (or maybe not) what I have been doing with all this time regained by no longer playing on Facebook. Well, I have been CRAFTING!

I started making some jewlery. First for myself and now to sell since I often bought too many beads for the set that I was making for myself. I will attempt to sell this jewelry with my handmade cards this fall at the craft fairs for which I have enrolled.

I have also been making lists upon lists of things that need to get done around my house and very slowly I have been ticking items off of the many lists.

So tell me, are you addicted to Facebook?
Are you a list maker?
What's been going on in your world?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Creatures in My Yard

I have not seen the hawk but both my brother and neighbor have seen it. Yup, as if possums weren't enough for a small city yard, I now have a hawk. This creature according to my brother has a wing span larger than 3 feet. Apparently he/she has taken a liking to feeding on the small birds and squirrels who come to my yard for food. I have looked online and the best way to deter this bird of prey is to remove all bird feeders and squirrel feeders until the hawk has determined that it's food supply is gone and it will move on to greener pastures. Where was this large eating machine when the possums were around? Well, now that I think of it, I haven't seen a possum in about a month. Yikers, could this hawk really be feasting at my small yard's table on possums, birds and squirrels?

More than the safety of the small birds and squirrels, I have to make sure this hawk finds somewhere else to hunt because I don't want my two small dogs to become dinner for this hawk.

Who says that the country folk have all the fun?

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Have To Laugh

I have to laugh because this year has been about getting healthier. Losing weight and eating better. But this past weekend a simple change in my routine left me sore and hurting.

I have been going to the gym and working with weights and doing cardio. In fact I have consistently been able to do fifteen minutes on the continuous stairs and not feel like I was going to die afterwards. I lift weights and can see some changes in my body.

So, this past weekend I decided to go to the forest with my dogs and while I was there I did a little bit of jogging along the path in addition to walking. Yesterday I raked the leaves after the trip to the forest and boy oh boy did I feel aches and pains last night. A simple change in muscle groups and the body lets you know that those muscles have been neglected.

The lesson that I learned: Not all physical activity needs to be at the gym and that a body will get used to the same old routine so you need to spice it up to get those seldom used muscles to wake up and get with the program.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall TV

I love the fall.
The crisp cool weather, pulling out sweaters and socks.
Football, the leaves changing color...

One of my favorites is the new television schedule.

Which takes me to my point of this post.
I started watching the new Jimmy Smits show "Outlaw" and have watched the three or four episodes that have been aired. I just read this morning on Yahoo that the show has been cancelled. WHAT????? Only three or four episodes in?

I liked this show and it makes me sad to see that it has been cancelled already.

Has this cancellation affected your fall line-up?
Has this happened to you with another show?

Monday, October 11, 2010


I have an accounting degree. I don't eat and breathe accounting but it's the way that I make my living and I did the schooling and because of that I believe that I have a good idea of the right way to do something when it comes to my job.

I find it difficult that I have to argue my position when it comes to procedure with a co-worker who feels it would be "easier" to do it her way. Unfortunately, she has no working knowledge of accounting and just wants to do it "her way" because that is what she feels is the most simple or convenient way for her to do it.

Don't you just love Monday mornings?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I Despise Those That Don't Read The Signs

So, over the weekend I was at a local McDonald's going through the drive thru for my iced tea. This particular McDonald's has the drive through lane right next to a parking lane. There is a NO RIGHT TURN sign posted at the end of this lane of parking. The type with the right turn symbol with the large red circle with a slash through it. Nothing to read language wise. Well, like most everyone else I pass that lane and go down the next one and come around and get into the drive thru lane. Well, in the time it took me to go around and enter the drive thru lane properly, there was one driver that decided that "the sign" DID NOT apply to them. So, because people like this REALLY get under my skin I didn't allow the driver into the drive thru lane in front of me. So, because this lane is truly a one way they had their car sitting out sideways blocking traffic because they didn't want to take the time to "do it right". I was assailed with a barrage of "you are an effin' byotch, fat pig....". Having been raised to turn the other cheek I probably should have done that, but the older that I get the more that these type of things bother me. Today it's sneak in line the wrong way. Tomorrow it's cheat someone out of this, the next it's something else. What happened to common courtesy and following the rules?

What would you have done?
Stood your ground like I did or let the person cut in line?