Saturday, February 23, 2008


Wooden siding on our car, the wood trees, and the woods across the river.

Grandma/Kenzie day

Today was a very special day. Kenzie and I planned a Grandma/Kenzie day, and we had so much fun I think we will do this every month. Just me and her, having fun. She is 7.

First she made cupcakes and needed very little supervision, I might add.

Then at the end of afternoon, she gave me her own version of a "french manicure" which I will wear with pride, mistakes and all.

To those of you who have grandchildren, I urge you to spend an afternoon with just one, if you don't already. Kenzie is the middle child of two sisters, and sometimes needs that extra little bit of attention. Let's face it, Grandmas need attention too. Next month we are going to do a craft project. I need ideas!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pebble's is having a Birthday today

Today is PEBBLE FLINTSTONE's birthday!!!

Pebbles was born at the Bedrock Rockapedic Hospital on February 22, 10,000 B.C.


Friday's Feast #180

Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
When my friend Dolores turned 47, another friend and I drove to her place of employment and decorated her car. We filled it completely with black balloons, wrote all over the windows things like 'Dolores is 47-half way to Heaven', added tons of streamers, etc. It looked like a parade float. We thought she would love it because she had done that sort of thing to others. We were WRONG! She didn't speak to us for almost two weeks, and then she was still upset. But we are still friends 17 years later. (She still doesn't think it was funny).


What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?

I found a pair of whimsical looking boy and girl shakers at the grocery store in Phoenix, and loved them. Take a look -


Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
Hollywood To CA to visit my family and friends. Problem is- if I go, I may not come back.

Main Course

What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
Whatever I have on hand, but I have lots of lotions, probably about 8 bottles of different sorts.


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name. -
Sandy's Scrumtuicous Saturday Surprise
Cut up chocolate cake into pieces. Put in a casserole. Add some nuts, tiny colored marshmallows and some great ice cream. Cover with caramel syrup. Sounds YUMMY!!!!!!!

Friday Memes

Four Foods on Friday

#1. Steak. Plain, steak sauce, hot sauce, ketchup or something else?
Wanna hear the weirdest thing ever? I eat french dressing on my steak. Started when I was young, it's the best thing ever. Try it!

#2. Water. Flavored, plain, carbonated. How do you like it?
Plain and cold.

#3. What’s your favorite kind of waffle?
not much of a waffle person, but I guess the plain ones my hubby makes on occasion would be my favorites.

#4. If you could have any one new small appliance for your kitchen what would it be and why?
I need a new can opener really badly.
Five on Friday

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read each of these words and why?

1. ice cream (butter pecan sounds good)
2. primary politics
3. dirty my kitchen floor (because it is)
4. green money (because I don't have any)
5. fly away (it's what I'd like to do. It is cold and rainy here. I'd like to fly away to an island somewhere.)
Friday Fill-Ins

1. _Getting away from all the problems of life for a minute____ is the best thing about traveling.

2. I love a good __hot shower___ when I'm cold.

3. I often use _my reading glasses because I can't read without them anymore (old age)____.

4. I'm reading __The Willow Lake series by Susan Wiggs ___ right now; I __really like ___ it, so far, but I'm only on book 1 of 4.

5. _My five year abusive relationship____ is something I dislike talking about.

6. When I visited __Las Vegas___ I most looked forward to seeing __my old friends at my old job___.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _being alone____, tomorrow my plans include _cleaning house and doing laundry____ and Sunday, I want to _have a "spend the afternoon with Grandma Day" with my granddaughter Kenzie____!

Friday 5

1. What’s a pretty good sign that your day at work or school is going to be rough?
If I get up late, no matter what the day brings, it seems to mess up the reast of my day.

2. What’s a pretty good sign that your day at work or school is going to be terrific?
When I get up early and refreshed, and feel good about the day. It's all in the attitude, baby!

3. What’s a pretty good sign that you should probably eat out?
When my kitchen is messy, like now.

4. What’s a pretty good sign that you’re going to spend more money than you should?
Anytime I shop for my granddaughters.

5. What’s a pretty good sign that someone you’ve just met is going to be a pretty good friend?
If we hit it off real fast and seem to click on everything. It's easy for me to make friends, and I am a pretty good judge of character.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

WIN this Happy Birthday Plate!!

Pippin Party is having their very 1st contest. The prize is this Brand New (Set of 8) Department 56 Happy Birthday Plates (Retails for $35). These are the coolest plates ever. They will be the talk of your party.

So head on over there and enter NOW!

The contest will run from today to Saturday, March 1st! The winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday, March 2nd. Contest only open to U.S. residents and those over 18 years old.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Questions of the Week #7 (my first)

Questions of the Week #7 (my first time)

1. Can you write with both hands?
No way.... I do good to write legibly with one. Oh , does typing count?
2. Are you superstitious?
not really
3. What would be your dream job?
Well, I'm kind of beyond that stage, but I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher.
4. Do you dream often?
Very seldom, but when I do, it is usually like being in a novel or a soap opera.
5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Nutty Coconut from Baskin Robbins!! Yummy!
6. Did you ever sneak out when you were younger?
Once, and my Mom was sitting on the porch waiting for me when I got home. Probably why it only happened once.
7. Have you ever fallen in public?
Yes, I actually slipped on spilled baby oil at Wal Mart and broke my fall with my elbow, which decided to break completely into. Also broke my upper arm. Still can't straighten that arm out completely! That was about eighteen years ago, they paid for everything, and no I did not sue.
8. What is your favorite animal?
I'm a cat person, simply because they are more self sufficient. Unlike my dog, who has to be walked, exercised, bathed, and kenneled if we decide to go on an overnight trip... the cats take care of themselves while we are gone. We only have to have someone come in and feed them.
9. As a child what was scarier…the closet or under the bed?
Under the bed for sure!
10. Have you ever got your tongue stuck on a Popsicle?
Yes, many times!!

A Challenge

Today is National Clean Out Your Bookcase Day! I challenge you to clean out your bookcase. Maybe it's time to give away some of the books you no longer need. Or maybe those books you cherish just need a good dusting.

So let's clean our bookcases everyone!

And when you are finished, come back and tell us what ia the most favorite book you have? (lol, is most favorite even a phrase? is now)

Wordless Wednesday

Daddy's Lap

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happy Tuesday!


Tina's Tuesdays

1. What was the last party you attended? When?
Halloween 2007

2. When is the next party you're going to? What is it?
My granddaughter Kelsi's birthday is today! Her party is Saturday.

3. Have you ever attended any costumes or themed parties?
Yes, I have been to many Halloween parties and dressed up as many things. One of the best included a ghostly hayride through the woods at night, and a haunted house also. Great party.

Heads or Tails

The Letter P

My two favorite foods in the world are pizza and pasta. I love them both and think I could never grow tired of eating them. Hmmmmm, maybe THAT is why I can't lose weight!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Moody Monday / 'Outdoorsy'

Moody Monday - theme = OUTDOORSY
Allatoona Lake

Monday Feb 18

FACT of the DAY

The planet Pluto was discovered today in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh . Pluto has three moons. Once every 248 Earth years, Pluto swings inside the orbit of Neptune. It stays there for twenty years. During those twenty years, Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune. While it is closer to the Sun, Pluto has an atmosphere.
Manic Monday for February 18, 2008

1. What do you order when you eat Chinese food?
I order beef and broccoli and hubby orders orange chicken, then we share.

2. How much have you controlled the course your life has taken?
Almost none which is why I'm where I am today.

3. Whose opinion do you value when deciding how to vote?

Yoko Ono turns 71 today!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Anniversary Bumsteads!

Blondie and Dagwood were married in 1933 on Feb.17th.
That is 75 years of wedded bliss.
We should all be so lucky!

Sunday Memes

randomness...feed your mind and your blog

Week of February16: Days of the Week

Tell me all about your favorite days ....

1. Whats your favorite day of the week?
My favorite day is Monday. The weekend is over, I have the house to myself again. It's my "me" day, and I babysit my Lilybug every Monday night also.

2. What's your least favorite?
Oddly, Saturday. Nothing to do, nothing on tv, no money to go do anything.

3. Do you have a particular day & time that you look forward to?
Every other Friday night is our 'date night'. I plan for it and look forward to it for two weeks.

4. Like Friday nights or Saturdays? Why?
Friday night. Answered partly in #3, and also because I like the tv lineup on Friday night.

Unconscious Mutterings

Passport :: don't have one
Small world :: The Roloff's
Radio :: music
Marine :: Semper Fi
Wall :: of China
Wanna be :: Jessica Simpson
Pigtails :: puppy dog tails
Hyphen :: a connection of two words
9.99 :: % sure I should move back to CA
Unrated :: my life