I took my coffee can filled with loose change to the bank Wednesday. The can tipped over in the car sending coins flying across the seat and between the seat and door. I scraped up as much as I could find. I put the coins into the coin machine at the bank which deposits the … More Coincidence?! I don’t think so. #shopping #bargains
Frank Costanza (of Seinfeld fame) was onto something with his celebration of Festivus. I may be the only Christian who hates this time of year. Besides the endless commercialism outside the church, inside the church are endless debates over whether Jesus was actually born on December 25, or if He was born during September during … More I’m ready for my Feats of Strength
Years ago when I had my first car and my first custom car stereo system, I did mix a tape and we played it until it got that “window sound” –which means it was time to throw it out the window. 😉 Many years have passed since then, and life has changed me. So here … More My Mix Tape Masterpiece – Daily Prompt
It’s the worst addiction of them all. It’s not just the nicotine; it’s all those other chemicals they put in there that make those cigarettes so addicting. I quit and restarted several times over the course of a decade, but I finally quit. (It’s been at least 15 years now.) Believe me, if you are … More How I finally quit smoking
Before we get to the raspberries, I want to talk about a gift in a garbage bag. A published author at a Writing Conference told us, “Whenever I think of something I want to save for later, I write it down on a scrap paper and keep it in a big hefty bag.” She opened … More My neighbor’s raspberries
“A Quick Cup of Coffee” It was during the Great Dating Dry Spell of 1998. I had lost some weight, and other than the trainer at the gym who was twice my age and half my height, I was unable to meet anyone who wasn’t already married. I decided to try the Phone Dating Line. … More My top ten worst dates, starting with #1
It used to be a mill town; the old mills are now condos for the career professionals and unfortunately, the drug dealers. The locals can’t afford to live in those buildings. The church on the corner supplies free meals on Saturday nights. Local churches rotate the duties of cooking, serving meals, and cleaning up. My … More Date Night: Saturday at the “Soup Kitchen” or: Give a Man a Ravioli
Yes, that’s what I said. The toilet in the main bathroom upstairs sometimes requires attention. For no reason at all, it runs a little bit of water, just to remind us it’s still there, and then shuts itself off. We can be downstairs watching TV, and hear it summon us from upstairs, “Don’t you forget … More We have a pet toilet.
Last night, Hubby and I went out to buy some groceries. Just a normal evening…. I was telling him about my friend Jane* who is trying to sell her house. During one of the showings, someone left dog poop on the top step, upstairs in the house. How bizarre. I had never heard of such … More A trip to the grocery store
Wow. After two years, my humble blog was picked for Freshly Pressed. I think the photo had something to do with it. Who doesn’t love Stan and Ollie, the Fat and Skinny friends? Which reminds me of this silly poem my father told us: Fat and Skinny had a race, Up and down the pillow … More Basking in the afterglow of being Freshly Pressed
This is an old saying of mine; for those times when life is so insane, that I feel that I am standing on quicksand: “I can’t find the floor!” We are re-painting the inside of the house. We are hoping to put the house on the market soon. We are downsizing–but we might move to … More I can’t find the floor!
What’s that smell?! I was just sitting here, minding my own business, and I noticed a terrible smell. To make matters worse, the smoke alarm started beeping. Loudly! Mom must be cooking again. I don’t know why she does the things she does. She puts something into a pan, and then goes into another room … More Oh no, Mom is cooking again!
I decided to try to live in this century, and bought myself a NOOK. I am cheap (thrifty) by nature, so I went for the inexpensive “Nook Touch.” I went to a class last night at the local library, to learn how to download books from the library. It’s the modern equivalent to borrowing a … More Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?
It was August. I dreaded this time of year. It was the season to buy new shoes for school. My parents escorted me into Smith’s Shoe Store. The salesman welcomed us, and ushered us to a set of chairs. He removed one of my shoes, and he placed my foot into the special measuring device. … More Chapter Shoe
As I’ve mentioned before, I am *not* a morning person. I’m a night person. So coffee first thing in the morning is very important to me. I believe this is hereditary; I’ve been told my Paternal Grandmother used to walk into the Diner and tell the waitress, “Coffee NOW!” My husband bought me this set … More Why I love my coffee cup
Well I couldn’t just name it “Random Randomness Part 100″ could I? Anyway, I went to the Gym today, and got into the nice hot whirlpool slash hot tub. I was reading through the instructions posted on the wall. 1. Must be over 19 years of age. Check. Check. and Check. Hmm only 2 checks … More Whirlpool, Grapes and Lifeguards
Home bound chaos. What day is it? Thursday? Friday? Where’s my car keys? Oh, that appointment isn’t until next week. Oh no, it was yesterday! If you work from home, you know that sometimes the days blend into each other. There’s not much human contact. Night and day blend into each other. Throw a kid … More Did I take a shower today? …because I don’t remember…
Maybe you’ve seen the show on TLC, Extreme Couponing. I am not quite at that level, but I’m learning some realistic ways to save a few bucks. I was shopping in Thrift Stores decades before it became fashionable. And I’m always up for a good bargain. The first thing is to look at the Supermarket‘s Flyers for … More Extreme Couponer (In Training)
It has been pointed out to me that lately my posts have been quite dreary, as if I had been renting a room at the House of Usher from Edgar Allen Poe. So I will attempt to lighten it up for a while. First, some of my favs from Steven Wright: “Why do they call … More Does anyone remember laughter?
The bright light clicked on, interupting the soft glow of the morning. The crumpling of wrapping paper filled the room. “SMILE!” he commanded. The children faked their best smiles. “Do what you’re told,” had been embedded into their psyches. “Oh, this is not the one I wanted,” Marge sighed, and then just as suddenly, held … More Christmas Lights