Monday, December 31, 2012

Hate This New Blogger

Liked to have never figured out how to add a few other blogs to my list.  Not even gonna try anything else today,,,

There was something I was gonna blog about, but now,,,who knows...

Did see some beautiful bird pics on one, reminded me my cardinals are gone.  Had a pair right outside my kitchen window for years, raised their young, etc.  Then one day, I came home and saw red feathers by the sidewalk.  They are gone and have been since then.  That was in the spring.  Jude continues to surprise me, never thot he could to that.  My martins took one look at their house with the roof almost blown off, and left, didn't come back.  It's impossible to lower it sooo,,,no more martins either.  There are mockingbirds, but for some reason, I don't have blue jays here.  BB has the green jays there.

There are a lot of different ducks out at the park.  The little round black ones are back.  Remember Hop a Long? lol.  Wish I knew if one of them is that one.

Rain rain rain today.   Bring it on, we soooo need it.  So far, just drizzle, maybe a little very lite rain.

I've looked at my deer chili recipe, and what ingredients I need, and to make it I need to make a trip to the grocery, of course.  Remember all those spices I threw away?  lol  I don't know if it's closing early today or not.

Don't know about yall, but NO new year's resolutions for me. Quit doing that a long time ago.  If I do, I do, and if I don't, that's ok, no guilt,,,

J was by yesterday, asking about making a pot roast, needing a pan.  I was telling him things I put in mine, and in the process of giving him the box with 1 package of onion soup mix, happened to look on it, and THERE IT WAS!  A pot roast recipe to make in a crock pot!  Yea... So all he got was the box and the 1,,,he's not good about bringing things back.  Haven't heard today,,,and I was supposed to get some of it.  I did get to meet the little bearded dragon, which I just fell in love with.  It's about 12" long.  He gave his gf that for Christmas.  O yeah, was gonna look up how old it is by the length,,i hope.  Reminds me of horny toads.

Ok  folks,,be safe, want to see you all tomorrow.  TC, and


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some Local Scenery

How do you like this turkey?

I think J got just a little too close for this....

Isn't he/she beautiful?

lol,,,not this one...
My cousin and his oldest son came down from Sherman, Friday, to hunt.  Didn't get to go to the place they thot, due to a misunderstanding about when they were coming.  BUT, my sis N lives out W of town on the river, so they hunted there.  He was totally disgusted and ready to go home this morning, but his son wanted to hunt instead.  Got 2!  They had seen them the first day, but didn't get shots off.   They used to come down every year, but since he's not doing real well, just haven't.  He weighs about a 100 pounds, just doesn't look good.  Had to have surgery on his cardioid ? arteries and is still working,,,gets to retire in March.  His brother just had to have the same thing! 
We played poker last nite,,,and I never won one pot!  Since i'm not stupid, I quit and left them to it,,,lol.  That was my fun,, so yall tc, and

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Birds,,,,

Reading on another blog,,,about the little parakeet in the wild.  We were on our roof one time, during the summer, putting a new one on, and this little parakeet landed there by me, it's wings dragging, mouth open, panting,,so hot.  It let me pick it up and take it in the house to give it some water.  Well!! That bird sure suckered me in, let me tell you.  The next time I put my finger down to let it hop on, it bit the blood out!  Don't know why I didn't take it's head off right then,,,but,, I didn't.

 My dotter always loved those things.  Years later, I went into her house and heard this baby kitten meowing,,started looking everywhere.  HA!  It was that bird!  It had learned to meow...hahahahaha.

My feet were cold all day yesterday, well,  mostly.  So, today I have thick socks on, and good fleece clothes.  I hate to wear shoes with these socks but I do, even tho they're tight.  lol, Kick my shoes off as soon as I come in the door, and they're 1/2 a size larger too.

Doing another load of laundry today.  All these heavy clothes makes for more loads.  I went out to our new Alco yesterday, and bought 3 new tops, fleece ones, marked down 40 & 50%.  A long time ago, in Austin somewhere, I bought a wool jacket marked way down in Jan.  One of the linings in one sleeve was twisted, sewn in wrong.  I got them to almost give it to me, brought it home and fixed it.  I made my dotter's and my clothes so it was easy to fix it. 

I ordered her a pair of plain jeans one time, took the inseam apart, then sewed rick rack, different sizes, different colors, all over them, then sewed the inseam back up.  lol, This was the 70s,,,And I made her a pants suit, with a jacket.  On the back of the jacket, I embroidered Chicago,,all across the back, like on their album... 

Ok,,enough, yall tc, and


Friday, December 28, 2012

I Swear, My Minds Going

I had a message yesterday when I got home, but it was too late to call, being the city number.  So I called this morning and guess what!!! I hadn't paid my utility bill!!!!!!!!!!!!  NEVER EVER in my whole life, have I done that.  She called because she knew that. OMG.  I didn't get a bill, BUT, I still should have caught it.  We all got voucher letters to use the city dump so I guess the bill was in the envelope, I didn't see it, and threw it away.  But still, OMG.  Needless to say, that's what I did ASAP.  I was in such a turmoil with Verizon about that 150.00 overcharge, my son, and whatever else at that time,,,lost my mind,,,lol.  For the first time in my life, I didn't get the discount for paying on time.

BTW, i'm current with Verizon now.  They got all the credit back to me.

Think i'm gonna have to turn one burner back on in here.  That wind got back up, and it's sneaking in somewhere, need a little heat. 

Darn TV has nothing on, and hasn't all week.  Gonna run out of movies at this rate.  Had to take time to look for today, and found just one to record.  One a day is all I need when there's nothing on at night.  No tv during the day. lol,  I'm here.

J brought me a big plate of Mexican food yesterday, beef enchiladas with lots of cheese, and fixings.  It will do for 3 meals,,and fixing to have the second one today.  I think this buffet is just 4.95, can't beat it.  He had a huge sandwich, with lots on it, including bacon and egg. 

No plans for the weekend,,,lol, never is.  Couldn't stay up that late any more anyway.  I woke up today about 7:30 and went back to sleep til 9:30.  That's a little too late for me.

Ok, those things are warmed up, so yall tc, and


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What a Wonderful Day

Despite the horrible icy wind, we had such a good time and dinner.  There were about 25 there, which always means fun with us.  After dinner, a lot of us had to go home for naps...lololol..  Back later for games,,poker mostly.  Lots of laughs,,

A nephew in law called this game of in between but with a twist,, if you matched up with one of the cards, you doubled your matchup of the pot.  First thing he did, got a K-3, called pot,,hahahah you guessed   it,,drew a 3...Double match up on the 20.00 pot!!!  He did manage to win it back later.  This is the game that went so bad at his house years ago, and everybody was losing and having to match the pot.  We still have to laugh about that one.  Making his little 2 yo sit at the table with her birthday stuff all by herself,,cause nobody wanted to quit the game out on the patio....hahahahaha.  B finally said,,we GOTTA stop and do the birthday thing,, and went in and there she still sat,,,patiently waiting...That's the same one that my sis forgot to take her birthday cake she had spent a week on, and it was here,,,not the 60 miles there...lolololol.  She was all upset blaming it on her other dotter, gonna drive back and get it,,,and I finally told her to go to the HEB and get one there,,,what did it matter to a 2 yo?  What a day!!!

Hope I made some of you smile,,,tc and


Monday, December 24, 2012

I Saw a Buffalo TOO

The woman that lives there started staring so I left,,,before she called the cops,,,lol.  This is out W of town about 5 miles in a development.  BB had said he saw one, soooo,,,I screeched to a stop, turned around and went back, to get this pic...

These two are the party tree out there....

I think the tree died years ago,,, this is the turnaround on the bank of the river.  It's regularly patrolled now,,,so not much goes on out there...

If you look real close, you can see the little black ducks,,about 50 or so.  This was back in town just above the dam.
Don't know of anything going on around here today, but maybe later.  I'm tired and already need a nap.
  About 9pm I heard on the scanner, an ambulance called out to J's gf's house,,,FOR HIM!  I just turned my movie off and took off out there.  He had kinda collapsed on the floor and she couldn't get him up, and had called my bro B,,who in turn called his son, and J's dad.  He was taken to the hospital, and checked out.  Sad to say,, his alcohol level was off the charts.  You take exhaustion, pills, and beer,,that's what happens.  He has kept telling me that that Natural Lite was like water,,,,BS!!!  It has the same alcohol content as any other lite beer,,,4.2% or thereabout.  He told the Doc up there, he would never drink another one.  I've seen him quit pain pills cold turkey, so i'm praying he does this too.  Haven't talked to him today, hoping he was sleeping.  His gf said she would go with him to AA too.  She also needs to. 
Well, guess it's time to say have a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS...
 and,,,HAGD too.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We Didn't Die Yesterday

Since i haven't even wanted to think about Christmas this year,,,i did finally decide to do those firecrackers.  Got them in the bag now, so all i need to do is mix the other, and pour over them.  WOW,,,i had to buy a package of ranch dressing mix, and was so horrified at the $1.89 price!!!  Now, i know this Lowes here is robbery but OMG... They really gouge people, being the only big store we have.  Otherwise, you can drive 20 miles to an HEB.  (one way).  A can of chicken noodle soup, Campbells, is 2.00!  I bought the Shur Fine brand for .69 for J said he liked it better.  I can eat out almost as cheap and not have to cook.

I had thawed out some pork steaks, so i cooked them, and some gravy this morning.  Have some biscuits in the freezer, so i'm set for today,,,,wooohooo.

Did anybody believe the world was ending yesterday?  I didn't even remember that til it was way past the time it should have happened.  I did remember the solstice.

I got a card from a nephew that's a pic of their triplets,,,oooo wow. Not sure how old they are, looks to be about 9 months or so...2 boys, 1 girl.,,,and sooooo cute.  All 3 are chewing on a string of lites,,hahahaha.  Maybe that was the only way to get them to sit a minute for the pic....

Ok,,,mind's got nothing more,, so yall tc, and


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wind Wind Wind

Weather sure did change,,,huh?  That wind hit with a slam about 9:30 last nite and never stopped.  Still going strong.

Any of you ever used night shade veges for arthritis?  To eat or not to eat?  I'm looking into that, and was just wondering if anybody had not eaten them to help with it.  Back when i had first read about it, NOT to eat them was supposed to be an amazing help.  Gonna do some research.  But if any of you have done it,,let me know how it worked.

J called a couple of hours ago, and still hasn't shown up. lololol.  Maybe he blew away.  No waffles for him now!  I'm ready for my frozen shrimp, and ff.  Messing around in my freezer yesterday, i found a big bag of pork steaks, from my friend Sue.  Had forgotten,,,so i took 3 out today.  She put them in layers with wax paper so i could pop off three.  I used to always do my hamburger that way, make into patties and layer with that.  That way i could take out what i needed and thaw quick.

Tonite ends X Factor, and i guess i'm kinda in favor of Tate, the country one.  The 13 yo is amazing but,,,she's 13 and will have a huge career with or without this win.  O well, they never have the one i want.

Yall tc, and


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just Bringing Up to Date

Just got my bed changed, don't know how i can put that off so long,,,lol.

Took J to Marble Falls yesterday to a dermatologist,,,and the two places on his face were ok,,, but did freeze one off. 

He took one of their cats to the vet the day before, and when he called later, it was bad.  He didn't make it, so he had to pick him up and go bury him when we got back.  It had pneumonia, and we don't know how it would have gotten that.  He had all his shots and all.

I was so tired, it was all i could do just to get in my chair later.  I made it thru the Voice, and hated the winner, but,,that usually happens.  When Trevin got knocked off, i quit even liking the last 3.  All these shows seem to do that, pick the wrong one.  There's so darn many now, i'm gonna have to cut down,,,lolololol.   And tonite is the finale of the X Factor.

I set my vcr to record 4 of my sitcoms Monday nite, while i watched to finale of the Voice, and into the second hour, noticed it wasn't running!  Still don't know what i did, but missed them.  I'll have to try and find them online later,  and one of them said it wouldn't air online for 2 weeks.

They keep talking gun control, etc. and i have to appreciate our governor, Perry, wanting to pass the right for licensed people to carry guns everywhere!  One of our counties here in TX does that, and the teachers, licensed of course, carry guns, if they want to.  The principal said they were 30 minutes from help if a gunman came in shooing, but was seconds now.  How can that not be better?  He said they wouldn't be calling parents telling them they had lost their child, they would be calling and saying there had been an incident, but the gunman was dead, all kids were safe.

One woman testified years ago, after the Killeen shooting in a Lubys, that if she hadn't taken her gun out of her purse and left it in the car, she would still have her Mother and Dad. 

O well, i know there are lots of you out there that would never agree with this, but,,,, i hope you are never in a situation that having a gun would have kept a loved one alive.  I don't have a hand gun, and never will, but,,,i don't think people are wrong to carry one.

I'm ready for that front, now.  All my warm clothes are clean, bed changed, bring it on...and plz plz,,maybe some rain too?

Yall tc, and


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Break Time

This is just getting too much for me right now.  I really am gonna take a break, not sure how long.  I will be reading and commenting on your blogs tho.  It's just nothing to write about right now.  So,,yall tc and


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nothing New

Same ol Same ol,,,

Haven't seen or heard from J today,,,and just tried to call, no answer.  hmmmm...

Need to get a laundry going, but,,,here i am.  This time of year is not good for me,,always get down.  I know i just have to get thru it, and it will get better.  When  the kids grow up,,,Christmas is just not the same.  And there's no little ones in my family, in fact, we are at the end of the line.  One g/child, and she's not ever gonna have any.  So that's it.  Coming from such a big family,,,i never saw this coming.  My son J,,,might be getting married but she's past the age of having kids too.  How many of yall have this situation?  Just curious.

I did finally get things straightened out with Verizon, but having to wait til next week to pay my bill.  I'm having to wait for all the changes to take effect, like my canceling my online account, so i can go back and sign back on again.  They put it on hold til the 20th so i have time. And i think i'm getting a paper bill in the mail, so i can do it that way this one time.

One time, i had spent hours and hours trying to straighten out another bill, so i finally told em,,i'm billing YOU for MY time, and made sure i charged them more that what we were arguing about.... lolol,,,they left me alone after that.  Why do they assume your time is worth nothing? 

Ok,,laundry time,,yall tc, and


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Missed Yesterday

J surprised me showing up early yesterday, and stayed all day.  We had a good time, eating waffles, napping,,going out to the park feeding the geese.  His back was hurting, he thinks from the weather.  The change coming. 

AND, the change showed up this morning,,wind out of the N, cloudy.  Not much cooling off tho.  Rain?  HA!  TV says East,,of course.  They always talk about the I35 corridor,,, E or W of it, and that's how it really seems.  I35 goes thru Austin, so,,,E of us all.

Saw that BB had about the same thing i did last week.  Wow, seems it's everywhere now.  That stomach stuff.  Mine didn't last but a couple of hours.

Earlier, there was a car hit a deer, and caught on fire, and then just a few minutes later, a few miles from that, another roll over.  Don't know how that fire could have started but it did.  Don't think anybody was hurt seriously tho.  At that time of day, you always think kids driving to school.

Ok,,time for waffles, yall tc, and


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Is 75* a Record?

Last nite was our lighted Christmas parade, which i have loved in the past.  I was disappointed this time, tho.  It did have quite a few floats all lit up, but not much else.  The temp was 75*!!!!  This was after dark!  As soon as the last one went by i left...when i got to the intersection behind me, i just drove thru the tape strung across it,,,and lost my antenna.  It was just stuck on there, not attached.  I went back by twice and didn't see it, so,,,came on home.  I'm gonna go back today and see if it's still laying there somewhere.

O yeah,, it was still 70* this morning when i got up.  I can remember when i was in hi school, and it was hot during the holidays and we nearly went swimming.
DD said he's having trouble with blogger or something.  How can that be?  I mean, on both his puters.  DD, it makes NO sense to me.  And how can your service affect it?  Gosh, now my brain's overloaded,,,lololol.  On one thing,,yeah, but on both?

Any of yall use a registry clean up thingy?  I ran one this morning,,,and finally just cut it off.  Guess it means this laptop is really messed up, huh?  I was doing the free version,,,(you can buy it for 29.95) or get it free is you buy from certain merchants.  It was still going at thousands and thousands...I'd never get to use this again, if i had to finish that, then let it clean them all,,,lolololol.

Ok, shower time, so yall tc, and


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Not Done YET

It took til about 9 am to realize it's Sat.  The Today show wasn't on,,,lololol.

Got an email saying Verizon had given me credit and my  bill was,,,so n so.  #%^&)*&*_%  They did,, for ONE charge, not the TWO!!!  Which means you know what.  AND it will be Mon before i can do a thing.  There was a $90.00 charge,  for the first 1/2 hour,,then a $40.00 for the next one,,,they took off the $40.00 one.  Maybe my ear will be well by then. 

It wasn't foggy here today, but it's still cloudy mostly.  I'm like DD, it's staying warm much longer this year.  We did have one good frost last week, and the leaves are falling like a storm.  That usually happens some time in Oct.

Got 2 orders in yesterday.  My Christmas ones.  From 2 different places,,got home and there they were, on the porch.  Sometimes i don't see my front porch for days.  I try to remember to look daily from the street when i drive by going to the drive way.  These were big enough to see for sure.

This year has been too busy for me to be able to do the things i normally have done.  Like the shopping.  I've never been this late.  And i haven't done anything for my niece's family and don't think i will.  Last year i ordered some things and had them shipped there directly, but this year, just haven't had the time to look.  They have 3 girls.  She's the only one i buy for besides immediate family, (my three).  Cause she always brings me something!!!  Told her not to.

Ok,,yall tc, and