Thursday, November 30, 2006

Let's Play A Game

I store this from Carrie This is a game and meant to be fun. If you don't know the answers make something up

What is my middle name?
How tall am I?
What kind of car do I drive?
Left or right-handed?
Where did I go to school?
What am I afraid of?
Do I smoke?
Do I drink?
Do I have any siblings?
How many (living or dead)?
What state was I born in?
What year?
How many piercings do I have?
Am I shy or outgoing?
Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules?
What’s my favorite color?
Name something I love?
Name a talent I have?
What kind of shoes do I wear?
Do I have any pets?
Bonus: their names are?
What is my worst habit?
If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Deck the halls

Well I finally got the tree finished. The boxes put away and the floors vacuumed. That was chore. I'm not much on Christmas, and really did it this year mostly for my grandson. I enjoyed seeing his eyes this morning when he got up and saw the lights on the tree. I've had a busy day already and I'm heading out in a few minutes for a late lunch with my daughter and her boyfriend *Yes the one who treats her like a queen* I plan on stopping at the grocery store and buying ingredients for cookies. I haven't done Christmas baking in years, and was inspired by Pea. She posted some recipes for some yummy cookies a few days ago, and I can't stop thinking about them.
I also plan on making fudge this year and some banana nut bread. It won't all get finished today, but I hope to start.
Anyway here are some photos of the little bit of decorating I did.


Kids say the strangest things

Have you noticed how smart kids are now days? I think every generations is more intelligent than the last. Take my grandson for example. He just turned 18 months on the 15th. He is so smart he is scaring me. He got up this morning. Looks at me and says "Juice", then he points to his high chair and says "sit, eat food.". He then goes to the refrigerator and. I open it and he grabs the jar of jelly and says "jelly". Yep I say, do you want toast of peanut butter. He replies toast..
Ok, so this all blows me away. I feed him, and take him in the other room to change him. When I start to take his diaper off I smell something so I say to him "Did you poop?" NO I PEED is his reply. Not just pee pee as he points to himself like some kids will do at this age. This child answered me in a statement NO! I peed.(by the way he had NOT pooped, so he knew what he was talking about)
When his mother comes to pick him up this morning I told her what was said. Wow, maybe he is a genius she laughs. He looks at us both and says genius.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What kind of hero are you? (Quiz)

My Inner Hero - Rogue!

I'm a Rogue!

It's a good thing I use my powers for good and not evil, because quite frankly, I could get away with murder. I'm clever, tricky, and charming. I know how to make you laugh with one hand and pick your pocket with the other. Not that I'd ever DO that, of course...

How about you? Click here to find your own inner hero.

Hello, Rogue.

Character Stats:

Rogue (16)
Warrior (10)
Wizard (7)
Paladin (14)

Your Profile:

You're clever, funny, and full of surprises. If you're still in school, you're probably the class clown. If you work, you're probably on the verge of being fired - but who cares? Your job's boring anyway. When it comes to leisure, you'd rather watch cartoons, crash a wild party, or stage a practical joke than have an elegant tea with your grandma. You're not big on being "civilized" or following "rules" such as that pesky "speed limit."

Above all, you're a trendsetter and a force of chaos. You see tradition as something to be questioned, structure as something to be toppled. You're popular, charming, and entertaining to be around. You'd make a great actor, comedian, or a rock musician. Everyone loves having you at parties, because with you there, no one has a chance of getting bored.

Your Mission:

You were put on this earth to humble people. They will be easy victims, because they're attracted to your charm and wit, and they're too slow to see what you're doing behind their backs. You are the one who has to pull the rug out from under the big guy, because let's face it - you're the only one who can get away with it.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Get Away With Something. Something small, or something big (but please, something legal). Make your boss laugh at himself. Get money for a homeless shelter by posing as a panhandler. Do coin tricks for kids. Get away with an awful pun. Run for governor of California. Get away with SOMETHING.

And don't think you can get away with not doing it. The Famous Adventurer of Silmaria has eyes everywhere.

A Warning:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Famous Adventurer of Silmaria ONLY condones Rogue-like activity when it harms none, and conforms to the laws of your local barony, state, duchy, kingdom, republic, city, township, etc. Any behavior violating these laws is NOT supported, suggested, or encouraged and will be punished by the miscreant losing all rights, privileges, and title of Hero. As the Famous Adventurer says, "Rogues break the rules - not the law!"

Also, try to remember: life isn't a game. Sure, you feel like you have a thousand friends, but sooner or later you're going to run into trouble, and you'll find that people disappear pretty fast when times get tough. It's a good idea to make friends with a Paladin who will stand by you when you mess it all up, and also give you a clue about the Bigger Things. Without the influence of a Paladin in your life, you could very well end up being charming and clever from behind bars.

Sometimes you're so used to thinking on your feet that you forget how to plan ahead. If you're going to attempt anything really spectacular, such as overthrowing a dictatorship or stealing secrets from a rival fraternity, you might want to enlist a Wizard to help you prepare. You're not always QUITE as smart as you think you are.

What Next:

Don't know a Paladin or a Wizard? Maybe you do, but just haven't ferreted out their secret identities yet. To get the skinny on everyone you know, why not steal the following bit of code from us and use it on your own web site to lure them here?


Did I tell you?

Somewhere in the confusion of work, family life and blogging I think I forgot to mention that my hubby had a birthday on the 15. (Sorry honey). We had both worked late that night, so the celebration was small, but I wanted to take a minute to tell him how much I love him. Also our wedding anniversary is coming up on Saturday. We will celebrate six years of being married and eight years of living together (the dates are one day apart). We have had a lot of ups and downs, like every married couple. I can tell you right now though that he has put up with a lot more than I have. Between ex-husbands, kids, grand kids, and ME he deserves a metal. I love you baby..Thanks for all you are to me.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Who would you have dinner with?

A Penny For Your Thoughts ask a question on her blog today.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, whether they are deceased or alive , who would it be?
Here are my answers

1.Would have to be my dad. He died two years ago this coming Dec.. 22 and I miss him terribly.

2. Would be my friend Sharon. I was going through a mental melt down when she passed away. I wasn't there for her in the end and I have always regretted that.

3. Would be my friend Becky who passed away about a year after Sharon did. She was ill for awhile and she told me once that she afraid someone was trying to kill her. It's a long story, but the jest of it is this..She was in a court battle with her Dr. over him giving her medicine to lose weight. It was making her sick, but he kept giving it to her so he could get set backs from the drug company. Then he gave her other stuff she didn't need. (She didn't know why she kept getting sicker) Anyway after a bunch of test it all came out as to what was happening and He was charged with medical malpractice, and was being investigated by the law, etc etc. She told me once if she died to investigate it because she thought he had a hit on her. I just laughed her off because it sounded so far fetched. Not to many months after that she died. Her husband called and told me that he had gone to the store and when he got home she was on the couch dead. That she had over dosed on her meds. or her heart gave out. I never heard from him again (He lives in another state). I have always wondered what happened to her and If I could talk to her now I would ask more questions.
Strange huh...


Sunday, November 26, 2006

The weekend

I swear I must be the most boring person on planet earth. I can't think of anything to blog about today. Hmmmm lets see. I ate, I slept, I worked, I ate I slept I worked again..Yep that about covers it..So how was your weekend?

Ok, I'm just teasing. I did have a little bit more going on than that, but not much.
After having off Wednesday and Thursday I hit out being stuck with working all weekend. Yuck. I really did have a boring day yesterday, I worked, and did laundry. Big deal.

Today wasn't as bad on boredom. We run a short staff on weekends at the store I work at so it was just myself and one other cashier along with the store manager, and two clerks in fish, and one guy on the floor to run the entire place. We had just enough customers to be steady but not slamming busy, and the day was ok. We did have a bit of trouble first thing this morning when our computers went down, but they got that running and the rest of the day was smooth.

I didn't have to cook tonight because My ex had bought a turkey for Thanksgiving but didn't cook it. My mom had invited him to the family dinner with us so he decided to cook it today. His lady friend had come from North Carolina to spend the weekend, and the two of them made a yummy dinner for all of us.

After we ate I came home and dug out all my Yule/Christmas decorations. I have a fake tree in storage over at my moms. It is about 8 years old and the stand is broken on it. I've been stuffing a piece of cardboard under it the last couple of years to make it even. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new one, but really didn't want to spend the money. As it turns out I won't have to. Both my ex and my daughters boyfriend got me a tree this weekend.
The one my ex got is really cute and stands about 4 ft. It is in a ceramic- pot and is what I call a "Charlie Brown" tree. Tall and skinny. Cute enough to use as a decoration, but not big enough for "Santa" to put presents under. However it is one of those pre-lite ones and looks ok so I am thinking of putting it on as a table.

My daughters boyfriend did a little better in his choice of trees. The one he got is still not very full, but I think once I get the garland and ornaments on it, it will be pretty.
It's 6 ft tall. It is also a pre-lite tree. He got it at his job really cheap. I told him to keep it and put it up at his house but plans on getting a real one, so he brought this one to me.. He spoils me almost as much as he does my daughter. He took her to Target this week and bought her over 300.00 worth of Christmas things, including a tree and all the trimmings. Lucy gal huh. Anyway
I will post some photos one I get them decorated. I'm heading to bed

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Make Love Not War

While visiting
today I noticed a link she had to Global Orgasm Day. Of course being a curious normal woman I had to go find out exactly what that was, and when. It actually sounded interesting. What the heck. I'm an old hippie and always thought we should "Make Love, Not War". Check out the site for yourself. I plan to participate *wink*


Friday, November 24, 2006


Two of my readers left me a comment in my previous post asking questions so I will answer them both here.
Penguin wants to know how to write under the photos and Pepperlady wants to know how I kept the kitchen so clean on Thanksgiving..

Penguin all you do is go to upload..Center and use medium size for photos..Then hit your space bar about two or three times and write under the photo

My niece made the cookies...Turkeys for Thanksgiving..Aren't they cute!!

Then load the next photo.... Cut and paste it to the bottom of the writing and then under it write what you want..

That is my grandson sitting in the dog kennel...and the dog sitting on the outside looking in a bit confused as to why he (the grandson) was in her bed ha ha...

Pepperlady....Those photos are from my moms house..I always have a messy kitchen when I cook. My mom is a clean freak..I turned out the opposite..I think it is psychological because she obsesses. I am a slob..My mom is the kind of person that if you make a drink, you better not sit it down and walk away because when you come back the glass will be in the dishwasher. I on the other hand will leave a cup full on the table until something indistinguishable starts to grow in it lol.

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Food, food and more food

I turst that everyone enjoyed the day yesterday. All I can say is I ate to much of This


And This!


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Turkey Day

Wishing you and yours a

I'm taking a couple of day off blogging to relax and spend time with my family. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. For those of you in other countries enjoy your day.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It worked

Did you ever go to a crowded parking lot, and just before you got there think to yourself I want a parking place up front. Then just as you drive down the first row there it is?

Awww magic!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Bad boys, good boys

Have you ever wondered why women want the bad boys? Is it the excitement, the sex appeal, the Indiana Jones look that causes us to go for them? If you can figure it out please tell me. Take my daughter for example. She is 22, a single mom, struggling to raise a son working two jobs, and never gets enough sleep. You would think she would be grateful that a really great guy has fallen head over heels in love with her. No, she doesn't want him. She said he is not MAN enough for her. She thinks that just because he is sweet, sensitive, buys her flowers, shops at the mall and offers her the world he must be gay. Who cares if he is gay. He has his own home, a car and a job. He has offered to pay for her education. He has never been married (he was in a live together relationship with a woman for about a year). No kids, and is even willing to give up his DOG for her! Nope.. she thinks he is prissy for her. He loves the family, treats my grandson like his own. He even buys him clothes. This man would roll over backwards and do flips if my daughter asked him to. know what she told him...She told him she wants to see "what else is out there" before she settles down. In other words she wants the bad boy. She wants some greasy, slimy, looks good in tight jeans kind of guy that belongs in a bad Bruce Willis movie. She had one of those once. He is the father of her son. He is a loser, won't work is on drugs, and is never going to make anything out of himself. You would think she would have learned. Nope She brought another (bad boy) one home the other night. I met him. His hair was down his back, he was grody (is grody a word?) he was almost TEN years older than her, has a kid, god only knows if he has a job, and from the looks of him he had been hanging around with the Hells Angels. All I can say is if she wants to see "what else is out there" she needs to keep looking!
In the meantime I told the first young man. Don't give up yet, maybe after I hit her in the head with a hammer a few more times she will come to her senses!!

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Sunday, November 19, 2006


Interesting quiz

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The West
North Central
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Friday, November 17, 2006

I wonder why?

I work retail so it is very hard for me to get into the holiday season. It is not even Thanksgiving yet, but everywhere you look there are Christmas Trees and music playing. I can't stand it. There so much commercialism is going on. It takes away the joy. Also people get grumpy. Just the other day I had a lady come through my line at work and she was saying how Christmas has got so bad that it was turning into a "Pagan" holiday. I just gave her a funny look and told her Pagans don't celebrate Christmas they celebrate Yule. It shut her right up, but I am sure she had no idea what I was talking about. Why is everyone thinks if something is Pagan it is bad? Or bad that it is Pagan? Most people don't even know what Pagan's celebrate. They just like to use them for a scape goat for anything they don't understand. If you put the words "holiday traditions" into almost any search engine, your going to find that almost all hoildays have "Pagan" roots. That isn't what makes it bad. Ignorance is what makes it bad. People become frightened by what they don't understand. For example did you know
Mistletoe was used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of winter.

The ancient Celtics believed mistletoe to have magical healing powers and used it as an antidote for poison, infertility, and to ward of evil spirits. The plant was also seen as a symbol of peace, and it is said that among Romans, enemies who met under mistletoe would lay down their weapons and embrace.

Scandinavians associated the plant with Frigga, their goddess of love, and it may be from this that we derive the custom of kissing under the mistletoe. Those who kissed under the mistletoe had the promise of happiness and good luck in the following year.

I celebrate both Yule and Christmas, and as the days grow closer I will list some more traditions. I will also sit back and smirk and wonder if that customer went home and looked up the word Yule


Wednesday, November 15, 2006


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
When I was a kid he put them under the tree. Now he wraps them

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
If I have some yes

5. When do you put up your decorations
About two weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Fondue and steamed shrimp. We use to have that every year at my parents house on Christmas Eve

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Going into the woods with my grandfather to cut down a tree

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
What truth? That he can fly, and has 8 reindeer and is magical? I've always know that!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open all the gifts from the family on Christmas Eve, then Santa comes to see the kids during the night.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Most of my decorations are things that I collected when my children were young. I string lights and tinsel along with the ornaments

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it
Snow is a Four Letter word...Yuck

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Yes, I was 12 and we were moving from CA. to VA. I got a Patty Duke record. I was really surprised because we were in the middle of a move. That same year was when I went into the woods to cut down the tree with my grandpa and we had Christmas with both sets of my grandparents. It sticks out in my mind more than any other Christmas

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Spending time with my family

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
My mom's chocolate fudge

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
When my kids were young we went to a local nursery that set up Christmas displays every year. They shut down a couple of years ago so I never got to take my grandson. I'm disappointed.

17. What tops your tree?
It changes from time to time. I think I have a star now, but I have used Santa and Angels

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
Both *giggle*

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Silent Night and Jingle Bells

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?
Candy cane ice cream is yummy (peppermint),but it is hard to find. I don't care for the peppermint sticks

Let me know if you do this on your blog so I can come by and read it


How Many

I stole this from Anne
I was a little surprised to find that there were no other people with my name. Or I should say my husbands last name and my first name in the country. When I retook the survey using my maiden name there were 35 people with the same exact name.
This was fun. Try it your self and see how many of you there are.
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My New Recipe Blog

Over 30 years ago when I was first married to my ex-husband I started collecting recipes. At that time I hand wrote them in a spiral notebook. Over the years the pages have yellowed. They have dirt and grease, and bits of food on them. Back in those days we didn't have computers to list things on. Now with modern technology I can not only list them but share them with anyone who happens to read this blog.
My favorite recipes

I will be slowly adding all of the ones from the original notebook here. There are not in any particular order. I will list them just as I wrote them all those years ago. I hope everyone enjoys them

Patty aka Autumn

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Mac and Cheese for Carrie

Carrie needed a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese. I remembered I copied one down years ago that was submitted by former President Ronald Reagan to a magazine..

President Ronald Reagan's Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
1/2 lbs. Macaroni
1 tsp. butter
1 egg beaten
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 c. milk
3 cu. grated sharp cheese

Boil macaronia in water until tender and drain throurougly. Stir in butter and egg. Mix salt and mustard with 1 TBSP hot water and add to milk. Add cheese, leaving enough to sprinkle on top. Pour into buttered casserole. Add milk mixture sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350º for about 45 minutes or until custard is set and top is crusty. Makes 6 servings


Monday, November 13, 2006


The other day my 18 month old grandson walked up to me, bit my arm and announced "I bite". I reached down, swatted his butt and announced. "I spank".



Sunday, November 12, 2006

The weekend

It's raining here today. Buckets and buckets of rain. We woke up to it this morning, and it hasn't let up. My daughter and I left the grandson home with my hubby and headed out to do laundry. In the hurry to get things in the car neither of us realized we had forgot to bring washing detergent. Lucky for us the laundry mat is only a block from the Food Lion. While we were waiting for the clothes to wash, we went to the thrift store down the street. I got a neat little table for $10.00

I haven't found a home for it yet in my already over crowded apartment, but I'm sure I will squeeze it in somewhere. I may leave it where it is. It will depend on if my cat tries to use it for a jump up to the bird, which sits just above this photo. Anyway I plan on using as a plant holder
(My aloe plant)

I'm glad we got laundry out of the way early. Tonight I can just relax. I haven't felt well for a couple of days now. It started on Friday and I'm still feeling blah. Nothing I can put my finger on in the way of symptoms. I'm just really tired. The feeling like I've been hit by a truck tired you get when you've had the flu. I left work at 3 yesterday, something unheard of and I took aspirin twice yesterday. This was a rare thing for me. Even when I have Tylenol in the house I don't take it unless I'm dying. (Good thing since mine got recalled duh). Next week will be a long one for me. Today was my day off, and my next one won't come again until next Saturday. I already know it is going to be busy. The first thing on my list for that day is to take Lucy to the Vet for her final shots.

Dean's birthday is coming up on Wednesday, so we may go out to a movie next weekend. It been a long time since we have been out alone. I already told my daughter that she has to keep her own kid that night. She isn't working and I need some me time.
I also need to buy groceries, and there is a bird show going on I would like to check out. Did I mention it was a day off. Hmm it sounds like I might get more rest at work

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Have you checked your medicine cabinet?

OK I admit it. I'm cheap. Therefore I buy store brands. I discovered years ago that acetaminophen was the exact same thing as Tylenol. It also cost at lest two or three dollars a bottle less, so I buy it. Unfortunately for me and my morning headache it has been recalled. I jumped on line to check the batch numbers involved. Yep, there it is.5KE0838. According to the FDA some pills may contain metal fragments. Those could cause throat or stomach problems. Gee big choice here. Do I want a stomach ache, throat problems or a headache. I'm going back to bed!
To check and see if your batch number is listed go to

The FDA advises consumers who believe they have the recalled acetaminophen to "discontinue use immediately" and call Perrigo's consumer affairs department at (877) 546-0454 for further instructions


Thursday, November 9, 2006

Its a dogs world




Look what I saw on my morning walk..

The leaves were so pretty I had to go back and get the camera. I love the fall, and the colors of the leaves are really pretty this year.


Tuesday, November 7, 2006

I shouldn't admit this but.....

I shouldn't admit this but I didn't vote today. Matter of fact I have never voted. I have no plans to ever vote. I find politics totally and completely boring. I couldn't tell you the difference between a republican and a democrat. I have no idea how many senators or congressmen we have. When they met or how long they stay in office..Yes I know, gasp. This is unheard of....Sorry. It just doesn't interest me.

I look at it this way. They are all crooked. The government is going to do what they want anyway. And my one vote isn't going to make a damn bit of difference..
The only thing I would have wanted to vote on anyway would be the marriage law in Virginia. I think that gay and lesbians should be allowed to marry if they want. I don't feel like our government has the right to dictate to us who we can and can not be with..I will be curious to see how that turns out.


Monday, November 6, 2006

Good Grief

Three days before and three days after a full moon is the time when the energy is at its fullest. Full moon was last night, so that means I have two more days of craziness. It continued at work today. I had to go in at 12:30 and one of my first customers was another weirdo. (Word of the week ha ha..Weirdo that is)
We have packages of dog food samples that customers are allowed to take home. Four each is the limit and there is a big sign telling people this. I usually look the other way if they have five packages and sometimes if they are buying a lot even six, but this customer had twelve packages. I told her I was sorry but four was the limit..That she had to pay 25 Cents for the extras. She was with a blind man and a guide dog, and said to me. Four of the packages were his (pointing to the man) I bite my tongue and told her ok, that they could have the 8, but not the others. She stood there and told me with a straight face that the other four were for her dog, because it was a person too. NO, I said, I'm sorry we can not do that..
Then she had the nerve to ask me if she went through the line again could she take 8 more..I wanted to throttle her..Finally she took the 8 packs of food and left..Geeze!
People will try anything. My manager cracked up when I told her that this woman said her dog was a person.
Not ten minutes later another customer came into my line and bought stuff worth 95 dollars and some change. She wanted to use her visa...I need your ID, please I told her...
It's in the car. Sorry I said, you need to get it. I can't accept the charge without it. She tried to tell me she had been in and got stuff before at our store without one. (I very much double that because we are very strict about that rule.) Can I let it slide this one time. Sorry I said..I need the ID..
She stompted out to her car, brought back in the ID, tossed it down to me. Thanks I said..Kiss my butt she thought...She stomped out and didn't look back..Screw you I thought..Maybe the dog the first lady had was more human than this person..It was better behaved that is for sure!

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Sunday, November 5, 2006

More Moon Madness And Other Weekend Fun

More people have acted crazy this full moon than I have witnessed in a long time..
First last nights problems with the neighbor, which by the way the little jerk who painted the wall was out there looking at his master piece when I went to walk the dog earlier. I just looked through him as if he wasn't there, and took the dog up the stairs. I almost wish he had said something. I am in a kick ass mood, and he would not have been happy when I finished with him. He was back inside when I came back from letting the dog pee. Lucky kid. Anyway they are on my bad side.
The maintenance man never did come out, or if he did it was while we were gone today. That graffiti will probably be there long after we are gone. I guess that is the price you pay for living in a cheap neighborhood..That was proved once again when Rebecca and I did laundry tonight. While waiting for our clothes to dry, a drunk came in. He walked up to a young black boy and pushed him and started yelling at him about how he had stolen his bike. The kid had been sitting inside the entire night. Dean and Brandon (Rebecca's boyfriend), and Rebecca saw it, and spoke up. A few others who were there did too. The drunk was yelling that he was going to call the police. One of the ladies there stood up to him and told him to his face that he was stupid, that with all the booze he had on his breath that he would be the one in jail. Words were exchanged and the guys left. Of course I missed the whole thing, because I was on the other side of the room checking the dryers..
LIke I said, all the nuts come out on the full moon..Anyway the rest of the weekend was calm..

Dean and I had made plans a couple of days ago to attend a local dog show. It was being held at a local campground so we took off early to do that this morning. I had never been to one before, and came away a bit let down. It was nothing like I expected. There weren't many people (or dogs)out there. We just walked around a bit showing Cody the dogs.

One lady had puppies and she let him pet them, so that was fun for him.
Aren't these Boston Terriers the cutest thing you have ever seen!
I had debated between a Boston and a Pug, when Dean and I started talking dogs. I'm happy we have Lucy of course, but I did like these little pups.

After the show we headed out to Va. Beach to visit my mom. She had not been feeling well earlier in the week, and was in the hospital for a few days having test done. Thankfully they all turned out ok and she seemed fine today.
While we were there Cody wanted to play in the yard..I got some great photos of him.

Tomorrow is back to work as usual. I am stuck working tomorrow night which I hate, but it is nice once in awhile to have a morning off..Maybe I can get the laundry from tonight all put away..

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Which Card

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

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The Full Moon Brings Out All The Freaks

A young girl moved in next door a few days ago. Already I can tell she is going to be a trouble maker. In the three or four days she has been here people have been going in and out. They aren't really noisy, but tonight one of them did this...

Dean had just ran to the 7-11 for milk, and was getting out of his car. I was in the apartment, and heard some footsteps running down the steps and into the apartment next door. (or either they were running out of the apartment..I just know I heard the door and running..It sounded like a girls giggle also.
I didn't pay much attention, but less than a minute later Dean came in our door demanding I call the police..Why I asked that is when he showed me what happened.
He also said the young man who did it was out front..He had seen him in the open doorway of the apartment next door. Dean smelled the paint, and approached the young man. I went out after Dean (carrying my dog). I feared for his safety..I didn't know if this kid had a gun. Dean was pissed, and accused the kid of spraying the wall..He denied it of course and pulled out a bottle of booze from his pants. Dean said he saw a spray can..I finally got Dean in our door and I called 911. With in 2 minutes Three officers were standing in my house.They took a report, questioned us, question the people next door. Who denied everything of course, and left..They told me to call maintenance, and I did..They were suppose to notify our apt. security office. I guess someone from the office will be out in the morning..
Damn, just when I think life is about to become dull, something always interferes!
I am blaming this one on the moon. Every time it is full the weirdo's come out!

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Saturday, November 4, 2006

The little dog...

It's been a busy few days at work. It seems business is finally picking up a little and I am glad. I get bored easy, and where I work tends to be boring a lot. The only thing that makes it worth wild working there are the dogs that come in. Most are sweethearts and are always ready for a tummy rub and a treat. Once in awhile we get a really cute dog, and yesterday brought one of those days.
A guy walked in with a 8 week old Pug, tucked in his shirt. I feel in love. Since Lucy came to us grown (15 lbs), it gave me an idea of what she must have looked like as a baby. This little gal fit in my hands, and was eager to give away her kisses. As I talked with the owner, he explained to me that he was traveling.
He was from the mid west and was here visiting friends and now has no way home. He was on foot, with a backpack and the dog. Now I'm not sure what the weather is like where your at, but the highs here today only hit in the 50's. A bit chill to be traveling on foot. I felt sorry for the guy and the dog.
He wound up buying a bag of dog food for 4 bucks. I gave him a 2 dollar coupon and 5 free sample size bags.. I felt sorry for him..I wondered where they slept at last night.
I look at people like that and I am thankful for what I have..I hope they will be ok.

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Wheel Of The Year (Nov)

It's once again time for the wheel of the year photos..Welcome to Novemeber

The log is STILL there..I have a feeling no one is going to ever move it..If it is still there in the spring I'm going to stick it on my patio and take it to the campground and burn it.

Looking across the back yard, towards my duaghter's building

My patio

Looking across the parking lot

The cement slab where the laundry room once stood..


Wednesday, November 1, 2006

My day off

I was off today because I had a DR appointment.. Don't worry, it was just a routine checkup. Other than my clorestrial being high, I'm doing great The clinic is ordering me some medicine for that, and hopefully I can get it down. On the way home I stopped at the Newport News Park. It is one of my favorite places to go. It is peacefull there no matter what time of year I visit. Today bought special beauty, since the leaves have finally started to turn. I thought I would share a bit of what I found with you..

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The cat part 2

Here are some more pictures as promised. This is the new cat...As you can see it was just wandering around..

This is one of Cody, his babysitter, and her grandson Jaden

Hey this candy is good..Want some?

Wow look at all the stash..Now what do I do with it>

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The cat

No one in our apartment complet gave out candy so we decided to go over to Cody's baby sitters house and let him trick or treat with his buddy Jaden (babysitters grandson who lives with her) We had only been to about four houses when I heard meow meow..I asked the homeowner if he had sound effects on or was there a cat in his bushes. No..Its a cat he replies. He told us that it had been there for about three or four days, and that he has asked around and it didn't seem to belong to anyone. About this time a skinny little orange stripped cat came out. My daughter had been wanting a second cat and she wanted a Orange one..So You know when she saw it, it was love at first site. As we left so did the cat..It walked with us for almost an hour and a half..Up to the door..on to the porches, back to the street..It would not leave our side. My grandson was so excited..He loved the cat and it loved him.. We asked every house we went to if the cat belong to them and everyone said no..
He now has a new home...I bet you can guess what she named him...Yep...PUMPKIN
My camera died (memory card was full) soon after we started out last night, so we had to resort to a throw away one..Hopefully Rebecca will get the film developed tonight..As soon as she does I will post more photos.

So how was your Halloween?

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