Saturday, May 24, 2008

What a neat idea!

A metal saw
A light bulb
2 screwdrivers (small and large)
A round file
Metal wire (beading or fishing wire should work)


1. Saw the base of the screw cap with a metal saw, turning the bulb regularly, so you remove the electrical contact part.
2. Once the base of the screw cap is cut, insert a screwdriver and break the glass tube that sticks out (be careful).
3. Then, place a larger screwdriver in the cavity of glass, pushing down firmly, so the filament is separated from the bulb.
4. With a round file, enlarge the opening and take out the filament. The bulb should be empty now.
5. To create suspended vases, drill two holes by hand on both sides of the screw cap with a drill bit. The aluminum should pierce easily.
6. Slip metal wire (or fishing wire) through the holes that you punched and tie a knot on each side (like a purse strap).
7. Then suspend the vase from a hook, or wherever you like.
8. Put a little water in the bulb and then some flowers.

My pink Vera

Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.
My son got me this Vera Bradley purse, wallet, and checkbook cover for Mom's Day. I love Vera bradley, and I love pink, so that is why he chose it.
Right now you can get 40% off select items from Vera Bradley. That includes this pattern, as it is set to be discontinued. Great deals!

Saturday Photo Hunt / Shoes

Hubby left his dirty work boots on the carpet again.
Some things just never change!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. On my laziest day I like to _play on the computer, read, or take a nap____!
I don't get too many of those days.

2. _Accomplishing my daily 'to do' list____ makes me feel like I'm being productive.

3. I love little _kisses____ and big _hugs____.

4. This summer I want to _lose 50 pounds____.

5. _Reading other people blogs for months____ made me start my blog.

6. Red _Robin____ and Orange Julius____.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _watching a DVD I rented____, tomorrow my plans include _getting some work done on the computer____ and Sunday, I want to _clean my bedroom closet____!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Father's day T-shirts I love

This is awesome!
FatherhoodT-Shirt, M - XL

"Builder of Dreams" T-shirt, XXL
Lawn Enforcement OfficerT-Shirt, M-XL
Tattoo Tee - Military Green

It's a new day folks -

If you notice in my previous pics, I NEVER show myself from the waist down. Although I'm still fat, I'm down 70 pounds, and I'm not hiding anymore. When I walked through those doors this morning, I started the rest of my life. This is day 1. Things are going good, even though I feel like crap most days, my MEL score (how they determine the transplant) is 14. They won't even put me on the list until I am a 15 or more, and have lost 40 more pounds. So now I am focusing only on losing weight.
The process is going to be very long and very expensive. From now until transplant time, which will probably be 6 months to a year away, we have to travel back and forth to Atlanta at least twice a month, and this first month, it will be every week. Dang gas guzzler we drive sucks! Then they informed me after the transplant my meds will cost approx $2000 a month and insurance will cover all but about $500 a month of that cost. Where am I supposed to get $500 a month for meds for the rest of my life? Off the money tree in the backyard? Lots of challenges ahead, but I'm hanging in there. Thanks for hanging with me.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thurday Thirteen- alphabet addition - H


1. Husband - My hubby Robert is the best thing that ever happened to me, except for my kids.

2. Home - I love being home. I love to travel, but it's always good to come home. Decorating my home is something else I love.

3. Hobbies - My hobbies are photography, blogging, scrapbooking, reading, traveling, and painting (which I never do anymore).

4. Hate - a word I don't like to use. I only hate a few things and they are of no consequence.

5. Halloween - One of my favorite holidays. I love the time of year, the costumes, the fun.

6. Healthy - What I want to be!

7. Humor - Nothing better than a good joke. Sandee over at Comedy Plus has the best jokes.

8. Hero - My brother Chuck is my hero. He rescued me when no one else would.

9. Hello/Hi - the best way to make a new friend is to say one of these words.

10. House - One of my favorite tv shows.

11. Hugs - are the best!

12. Hamburgers - Geez, I love hamburgers.

13. Happiness - The one thing we all strive for, and most of us never find.

Wordless Wednesday

Baby duckies at the park!
Kelsi hardly ever let's you take her picture, so this is classic.
They say I never smile or laugh. They lie!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dora for Lily

Lily is going to have a Lilyfit! I got her this Personalized Dora DVD . Now that may not seem like a big deal to you, but she is so hooked on Dora. She calls her Ora, and when it comes on every day, she runs around so excited screaming Ora! Ora! When I saw this dvd of Dora that I could have personalized with Lily, I knew I had found the PERFECT gift. Check it out here. Personalized DVDs

Heads or Tails / Piece

This week I chose Tails - Piece.

Lily could not wait to get a Piece of David's birthday cake Sunday night.

It's hard being me!

Telemarketers - UGH!

How many times a day do you get calls with numbers you do not recognize? I get very few now, but my DIL still gets LOTS every day, usually trying to sell her something. I am on the "No Call List", are you? Did you know you can now put your cell phone number on it as well?
I found a great site that tells you how to remove your number, gives you all the area codes for each state, and what I really like it has a Reverse Cell Phone Lookup . I've seen many with regular reverse lookup, but not for cell phones. If nothing else, you should follow the easy directions and enter your cell phone number with the National Registry there, only takes about two minutes. It works, did for me!

10 on Tuesday

10 Movies You’re Excited to See

There are some really good movies coming out in the next few months. I can ahrly wait to see a few of them. I absolutely love everything Adam Sandler is in so 'Don't Mess With the Zohan' looks aweaome. And of course leave it up to Will Smith to carry off being a drunk superhero in Hancock! M. Night Shyamalan is such a creative man. The Village is one of my all time favorite movies. So I cannot wait to see The Happening, and it doesn't hurt at all that Mark Wahlburg stars in it.

Great theme this week!

Photobucket Sex and the City

Photobucket You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Photobucket The Happening

Photobucket Mama Mia

Photobucket Meet Dave

Photobucket Hancock

Photobucket Indiana Jones (out)

Photobucket The Love Guru

Photobucket The Strangers

Photobucket Wanted

A way to take my trip

While browsing online, I came across something that is a way to help me take one of my trips on my Bucket list. They offer Vacation Loans and you don't even need good credit to get it. You can borrow up to a thousand dollars. All you need is a job, a phone number, a bank account for them to deposit the money into, and make at least a thousand dollars a month gross. We qualify but hubby says no, so that is that, I guess. But if you need vacation money ( you can actually spend it on anything), this is a good place to start. Instant approval also.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wow What a Weekend!

My son David and his fiance Jenny came from out of state. We had a very busy and fun weekend. Saturday we went to the Duck Derby on the river. It is put on by the Children's Advocasy Program and they release 30,000 yellow rubber ducks into the water. Each duck has a number and if one of the the top 50 winning ducks has your # on it, you win. They even gave away a car. Ducks were $5 each.Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
Then yesterday we met them for lunch at Cracker Barrel, then went to Dellinger Park.
This coming Wednesday is David's 33rd birthday (just saying it makes me feel OLD), so Dennis and his family came over for dinner. Jenny and I cooked lasagna and starberry pizza. We bought a small cake. It was almost more than I could bare. First time both my kids and their family had been in my house all at the same time in 12 years. I couldn't help but wonder if it would be the last time. Oh, I so pray I get this transplant. Anyway, David and Jenny left this morning, but Robert cooked breakfast for them before they left. GREAT WEEKEND!!!!
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Concentration :: Game show

  2. Relocated :: the South to CA to NV to AZ to GA, and now I'm home. Full circle.

  3. Clot :: Blood

  4. Joints :: elbows and knees

  5. Satellite :: projection

  6. Money back :: guarantee

  7. Kittens :: cute baby cats

  8. Shady :: Lawn

  9. Drain :: pipes

  10. Stroke :: patient