Friday, January 31, 2014

Hope Yall Like This Too

When I'm a little old lady
Then I'll live with my children
and bring them great joy.
To repay all I've had
from each girl and boy
I shall draw on the walls
and scuff up the floor;
Run in and out
without closing the door.
I'll hide frogs in the pantry,
socks under my bed.
Whenever they scold me,
I'll hang my head.
I'll run and I'll romp,
always fritter away
The time to be spent
doing chores every day.
I'll pester my children
when they are on the phone.
As long as they're busy
I won't leave them alone.
Hide candy in closets,
rocks in a drawer,
And never pick up my clothes
from the floor.
Dash off to the movies
and not wash a dish.
I'll plead for allowance
whenever I wish.
I'll stuff up the plumbing
and deluge the floor.
As soon as they've mopped it,
I'll flood it some more.
When they correct me,
I'll lie down and cry,
Kicking and screaming,
not a tear in my eye.
I'll take all their pencils
and flashlights, and then
When they buy new ones,
I'll take them again.
I'll spill glasses of milk
to complete every meal,
Eat my banana and
just drop the peel.
Put toys on the table,
spill jam on the floor,
I'll break lots of dishes
as though I were four.
What fun I shall have,
what joy it will be to
Live with my children....
the way they lived with me!
~author unknown~

This was with the other one, and thot I would share it too. 

Got someone coming by any time to look at my faucet.  Hope he goes ahead and changes it out before it breaks. 

Yall tc, and


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wearing Red

Lotta Joy made me remember this, when she said she wore more purple now.

When i worked in home health care, the first time i went to one lady's house, i saw her red satin pajamas.  She said her dotter had given them to her for Christmas, and didn't know if they were appropiate for her, at her age.  I told her, YOU WEAR THEM.  Then i looked up that poem about wearing purple now that the lady was older, made a copy and took it to her.

by Jenny Joseph
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I'm old and start to wear purple.

Soo, you go girl,,, lol

BTW, she wore her red pjs,,,

When i was a young teen, i decided not to let what people said, to upset me or change anything i did or didn't do.  Wish kids now could do that.  Some can, but most can't.  Maybe it came from Mother telling us "sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me".   And the other way around, i didn't say bad things to other people either.

Got a 2PM apt to see my joint doc about my hip.  That injection never worked like it should have, and i need more in it. 

Yall tc, and


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Whew, Got One

Do yall know how many weather widgets are out there?,,, Think I went through them all, but kinda like this one,,at least for now.  AND, it shows wind speed, direction.  Haven't had that. 

Don't like the weather report, says bad stuff coming again.  Got some beef stew meat out, gonna make a stew tomorrow, already have cornbread in the freezer, and a few boxes of jiffy mix,,lol.  I used to buy a 5 lb bag of potatoes, and end up throwing most of it away when they got all wrinkled and squishy.  With the chicken I've been cooking, and the stew i'm gonna make, won't take long to use this bag.  OMG,, just have 2 eggs, that means an egg trip.  Think i'll get them from my friend, she told me her hens were going crazy, laying right now.

I reinstalled that malwarebytes, and ran it yesterday.  There were over 1600 bad things to delete!!  Which I did.  Gonna try to keep this clean.  You can run it in the background, and it doesn't interfere with other things you're doing.

Got my house tax bill laying out here, hope I don't forget to pay them.  lol.  Also put myself a sticky note on here too, along with the 2 doc apts I have this week.  I made out my utility bill a few months ago, I guess on a weekend, and later put another paper in front of it.  Late that month, a girl called me from the utility office and asked me why it wasn't paid... I WAS HORRIFIED!!  I had NEVER EVER paid one late.  There it was, still behind that paper.... She told me she knew something was wrong, because she knew I hadn't ever done that either, and that was why she called.  Nothing like living in a small town,,,,. 

I've never written but ONE hot check either,,, hahahahah and it was a good one!  5000. one.  I got a late fee notice from the bank.  I was MAD,,,lololol.,,, I called that bank president and gave him a chewing,,, About why I wasn't called when they saw it (written on the wrong account).  He sure didn't waste any time correcting the incident, taking the late fee off my account, but the bad thing was, the one I had given the check to, wrote checks using it, making his bad too!!  I reimbursed him for those.
Played bridge with that bank president,,,lol.  Again, small town.  He was the one I called one Saturday morning and asked if he would finance two houses for us, and he said yeah, come in Monday and sign the papers..... lol  We had found one to buy, and still owed on the one we lived in.

Got to go over there, my bro has that house now,  and take pics of all his snakes....About 88.  And no telling how many loose in the back of his truck...hahahaha.  Someone looking at them in his cage, saw some rattlers sticking out from under his tool box, and asked about them.,,. Sure enough, they were connected to a pretty big one that had gotten out.  He patched up the hole,,,thinks he got it secure now.  So,  moral of this story, don't go digging around in the back of his truck,,, lolololol.

Yall tc, watch for snakes, and


Thursday, January 23, 2014

What a Day

I haven't been out, and about an hour ago, could hear it sleeting, but just for a few minutes.  Not even any on the ground. 

I cooked some stuffed peppers this morning, so had good eats.  lol, just had a second one for supper.  It's all my dotter's fault,,she brought me 2 last week,,,soooo good, had to make some.  Got everything cooked, putting it together, and,,,, NO tomato sauce!  Had 2 cans of tomato soup, so thot,,hmmm, i'll just use that.   HA!  The first one didn't look good,, kinda dark colored.  Got to thinking,,, better not use it, so opened the second one,,,even worse...  Didn't want botulism so I threw them out the door, almost got cold,,,  Called my dotter, see if she had tomato sauce, and nope, she was out too.  hmmmmm, not going to the store.  She suggested, use some ketchup.  Well,,,ok,, so I did, and it worked fine.

I cooked in spurts,,lol.  Can't stand on my feet very long, so I have to have a quick easy recipe.

Yall stay warm, and tc,


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


He fixed this laptop!!  Honestly didn't think it could be done.  This man is retired from some big computer company, teaches computer classes, mostly to the seniors there in Kingsland.  I found him years ago, in the phone book, and have never used anyone else.

Gonna watch what I download,,,lol.  He gave me a list of things to do to keep it cleaned up.

When I had picked it up, I circled by to see if my g/dotter was home, and they were.  Ended up staying all afternoon.  We went to the great Mexican food place and ate lunch,,, and i'm still full.  Had 1/2 order of nachos, loaded.  Took a basket of chips to eat all that.

Just thot i'd let yall know,, back on my laptop and it sure feels good.  So yall tc, and


Hope Yall Like This Too

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Not Sure About my Laptop

I did a short post late yesterday, and it's not here,,, hmmmm.  Worked on clean up on this desktop for 2 days, and it's better.   Not sure what's gonna happen with my laptop.  If nothing else, i'll restore windows from the original disk,, do NOT want windows 8. 

Will I be able to transfer my pictures, documents, etc to a flash drive without infecting anything later?  Questions and more questions.

I had things start happening, and in the process of trying to fix them, more and more invasions happened.  Then, when I tried to open IE, got a blank page.  That was it!

Yall tc, and


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Little More

I was one of 3, 2 bros, and we played outside ALL THE TIME.  Our Dad loved to have all the neighbor kids at our house too.  I remember back when "jacks" got so popular,,maybe when I was in the 5th grade, and we would all gather round the kitchen table playing JACKS, Dad and Mom too.  When I was 15, they decided to have some more,,,lol.  So, 3 more.  Loved that too.

Our family was so lucky, growing up like we did.  And yeah, we had to go find a good switch sometimes, but knew we deserved it.  My daughter says now, she never realized how different our family was, til she got older.
We ate beans and cornbread a LOT,, and now you know how healthy that was.  Had fried chicken on Sundays, that we had raised and frozen during the spring.  Had gardens, that we all had to help with.  Gravy and biscuits for breakfast, if no eggs,,, yummm, what I've been having a lot for supper lately.  I remember one time, we had the preacher over for Sunday dinner, and Mom never got over it, being so embarrassed.  She forgot to put salt in her bisbuits!

You didn't sue your neighbor either, not in a small town like ours.  Well, you didn't sue anybody actually.

We were safe to play outside in the dark.  Of course, we were loud, so  you looked if everything got quiet... lol.

We couldn't tattletale on each other either.  One of Mom's rules.  Dad loved to let us fight it out,,,lolol,,,I'm talking fist fights.

Whew, that post really made me nostalgic,,,how about yall?

Yall tc, and


Found This Messing Around, Hunting Something Else,,Had to Share

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,

To Those of  Us  Born 
1925 - 1970 :
At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please 
read what he said.

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank
while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, we were
put to sleep on our tummies
in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps,
not helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..


 Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.


We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.

Because we were always outside playing...that' s why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.
--And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building
our go-carts out of scraps..
and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVDs,
no surround-sound or CDs,
no cell phones,
no personal computers,
no Internet and no chat rooms.


and we went outside and found  them!

We fell out of trees, got cut,
broke bones and teeth,
and there were no lawsuits
from those accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms, and mud pies
made from dirt, and
the worms did not live in us forever.

 We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and 
-although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.

 We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.


 Little League had tryouts
and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment.

 Imagine that!! 


 The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!


These generations have produced some of the best  risk-takers,
problem solvers, and inventors ever.

The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of those born
between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS! 

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

 While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month
Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of H1N1 flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...go ahead and delete this. 
For the rest of us.....pass this on.