Monthly Archives: June 2008

TUESDAY ALREADY???

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I can’t believe this week is going so fast.. It is tuesday already…
JUST HAVE to get my license renewed quick.. problem is finding
the time while the darn place is open. The hours are all over
the place. I guess the small towns are like that though.
We have glorious cool temps for the past two days and I
am loving it. Smile I went back to the K Mt and got the paint for the
porch. I tried to talk mom into the coat of polyurethane, but NO
She said it would be too slippery when it got wet. She is probably
right.  With the paint we already have it is pretty slippery when wet.
I placed some sand in the paint to help with that on the
portion of the porch people mostly walk on. WORKED
like a charm!! I have slipped my last time on there!! Should be nice
weather today to finish another coat and be finally DONE with it.
Keeping my fingers crossed. Smile
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Heard on the news that ( as we know already) corn products are going to
go sky high. So will MILK! and just about everything else by fall. 
I got a gallon of gas today for 3.96 and was I happy!!! Makes one
wonder what is in the gasoline though to make them sell it so cheap.
The cars were lined up down the block.  All other stations were 4.13.
Topping off my tank the same as I did 2 weeks or so ago costs me
10$ less!!! I had to look twice at the bill!! Same amount of gallons
only cheaper price. Boy it sure makes a difference. We are now
driving 65 on freeway and 55 on the rural roads.
I think it does make a lot of difference.
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SO LONG XP.. I read that article at msn home page about them no longer
selling XP on computers.Thinking I am not a fan of VISTA..but what do I know?
I DO KNOW that my old computer will be KAPUT and then I am out of business
WHEN  they no longer give us updated on the XP. I shall miss the internet more
than words can say. I guess I will have to start up a piggy bank savings account right
now for the new one. Disappointed
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!!!

woe is me…

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OH WOE IS ME.. I went to 4 stores today looking for a stupid gallon of
PAINT!! No such luck.. DID you know that some stores like Wally WORLD
and Meijer do NOT carry EXTERIOR paint of ANY kind? Well that is what I
found out..the clerks told me.  I guess I should of just called on the phone
and asked and saved
the darn GAS it took to run 16 miles to another city and then all over
looking for it. Sad Mom is still insisting she wants another coat on the
porch  floor, so we keep looking for another gallon of the stuff.
If I can’t find it then good enough.. ONE WILL HAVE TO DO!! Smile
I said I was done and I thought I was until SHE decided that it just
didn’t look like it would “last that long, since it is not OIL BASE PAINT.”
Some people are just stuck in their ways I guess. Rolling it on is not
hard, just finding the right weather and low humidity is the hard part.
I may get a break in the next few days  I F  I can find some. The local places
here in this burg sell Sherman products and other brands. Confused
 
I was able to get gas at 4.09 and that is cheap compared to some places.
Fruit and vegetables are all over the place here but the prices.. 25 cents EACH
for an ear of corn at one place and 12 for 2.00 at another. WOW cantelopes
are 2.00 each in one place and 1.38 in another. You sure have to watch the
ads and make sure you don’t get ripped off. A watermelon cost 3.49 and it was
one of the round kind not that large. You know I bought the cantelopes for
1.38.. OH YEAH and it was delicious!! Open-mouthed
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Spoke to my aunt in Ca. on the phone when we got back home. Things are
so rough there. The heat is unbearable and the smoke even worse.
They are living in the valley near Fresno and they are getting smoke
from fires in the hills and the ones from the other parts of the state.
It does seem to linger there for long periods of time. She said it was over
100 there today. Hard to believe when we had cool 70’s here. I have
decided I am happy with our rains.
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Here is a picture of SIS’s new cat.. it is still there and comes when she calls
him at least that is better than the last one she got.
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Good size paws, she says it will be a big cat.. it is only 6 months old now. Loves being
petted and played with.  I couldn’t get too close and had to zoom in on these
photos.. ME + CAT= no way .. no how!!  Sad  Good thing I am a dog person!
 
In her driveway the lilies have went crazy and they are in full bloom.. I think late
for this year, because of the crazy weather we had.
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Her tomato plants look great, that is if the cat and the critters leave them alone.
Mine look so sad compared to hers. I guess a hot house porch isn’t a great idea after
all. It does get really hot in there and even though they are not in full sun all the time,
they just have not done all that well.  Oh well I had to give it shot anyway.
 
I still cannot believe that JULY 4th is FRIDAY!
Where did the time go??
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

WOE IS ME…

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OH WOE IS ME.. I went to 4 stores today looking for a stupid gallon of
PAINT!! No such luck.. DID you know that some stores like Wally WORLD
and Meijer do NOT carry EXTERIOR paint of ANY kind? Well that is what I
found out..the clerks told me.  I guess I should of just called on the phone
and asked and saved
the darn GAS it took to run 16 miles to another city and then all over
looking for it. Sad Mom is still insisting she wants another coat on the
porch  floor, so we keep looking for another gallon of the stuff.
If I can’t find it then good enough.. ONE WILL HAVE TO DO!! Smile
I said I was done and I thought I was until SHE decided that it just
didn’t look like it would "last that long, since it is not OIL BASE PAINT."
Some people are just stuck in their ways I guess. Rolling it on is not
hard, just finding the right weather and low humidity is the hard part.
I may get a break in the next few days  I F  I can find some. The local places
here in this burg sell Sherman products and other brands. Confused
 
I was able to get gas at 4.09 and that is cheap compared to some places.
Fruit and vegetables are all over the place here but the prices.. 25 cents EACH
for an ear of corn at one place and 12 for 2.00 at another. WOW cantelopes
are 2.00 each in one place and 1.38 in another. You sure have to watch the
ads and make sure you don’t get ripped off. A watermelon cost 3.49 and it was
one of the round kind not that large. You know I bought the cantelopes for
1.38.. OH YEAH and it was delicious!! Open-mouthed
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Spoke to my aunt in Ca. on the phone when we got back home. Things are
so rough there. The heat is unbearable and the smoke even worse.
They are living in the valley near Fresno and they are getting smoke
from fires in the hills and the ones from the other parts of the state.
It does seem to linger there for long periods of time. She said it was over
100 there today. Hard to believe when we had cool 70’s here. I have
decided I am happy with our rains.
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Here is a picture of SIS’s new cat.. it is still there and comes when she calls
him at least that is better than the last one she got.
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Good size paws, she says it will be a big cat.. it is only 6 months old now. Loves being
petted and played with.  I couldn’t get too close and had to zoom in on these
photos.. ME + CAT= no way .. no how!!  Sad  Good thing I am a dog person!
 
In her driveway the lilies have went crazy and they are in full bloom.. I think late
for this year, because of the crazy weather we had.
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Her tomato plants look great, that is if the cat and the critters leave them alone.
Mine look so sad compared to hers. I guess a hot house porch isn’t a great idea after
all. It does get really hot in there and even though they are not in full sun all the time,
they just have not done all that well.  Oh well I had to give it shot anyway.
 
I still cannot believe that JULY 4th is FRIDAY!
Where did the time go??
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

SATURDAY SURPRISE…

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Saturday seemed like SUNDAY all day long here. Very hot and humid
and pretty dull. Found out that I could actually SEE a Nascar race..even though
it was only a rookie type race.  What a treat.. and what a surprise.
I will take that since I don’t get to see the
"real " races again until the last 10 of the year. SO watching the race I thought
wouldn’t it be nice if TONY WON. and he did!!Surprised.. SO my favorite Tony Stewart won
the race and it was one of the first ones he has won in a long time. He
won’t make the big bucks like the regular races, but it is a win.. I was so
happy for him and all his crew.   StewartTony5-1Collage
 
Another surprise is that we were under watches all day long for thunderstorms
and they all were mostly all north  of us. We got a little shower despite the bad
dark clouds and that was all. The front came through about 6:30 or so and it got
nice and cool. NO humidity at all now. I love it.. the next two days are supposed to
be pretty nice here. We deserve a break so I can get a little more done around here.
The grass grows so fast you almost have to cut it twice a week now. My glories are up
at least 3 inches tall already.
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July is just around the corner and so is the
FOURTH… WE don’t make plans here anymore since they always get messed up somehow.
This year we might get to go to a BBQ out of town.. we will see. So many people have
changed or canceled their plans due to gas problems. I bet there will be a lot less traffic
on the freeways. Speaking of freeways.. THEY might bring back the 55 MPH speed limit
here in the U.S.A.   I remember that back in the 70’s. It saved lives for sure. I already
have started to drive 65 so what the heck is another 10MPH??! I worry though about
the ones who really will not stay with the law and run the rest of us off the road.
So dangerous.. poor truckers will probably be put out of business too. They just cannot
catch a break.
 
What do you think of lowering the speed? Do you think it will help or hinder??
 
WIth Gas at near 5.00 in some places.. it will save us money and I guess we will just
have to give ourselves more time to get places if it comes into reality.
 
Well Hope you all have a great  Sunday!!
 
 
 
 
 

MELONS

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Recently after I finished my painting, I just sat for a long time resting and then
remembered MELON!! Light bulb I have a cantelope!! I love those things!.. (well that
and watermelon.) We go way back. My grandfathers on both sides grew them.
Dad would find the largest watermelon in the field for us to have when we went on
those trips to Tennessee in the summer time, but I still loved the cantelopes.
dadwatermelon Dad with his melon!
 It wasn’t until my first trip to
Ca. in my childhood, that I found out that my grandfather there grew them too, as
well as "mushmelon".. (Well that is what he called them!) Gram would say
"Get out there and get me some LOPES for dinner!" and Grandpa would
answer…"You kids round up some mushmelons for your Gramma."
I had never ever seen those in a garden so that was exciting and boy they did smell
good too. Being in the valley in Ca. we were in the prime area for melon
growing. I got to go to where they harvested and packed them for
shipping.. ALL KINDS. what a treat!  It amazes my sis when we go into
a store here now and I can tell her what the insides look like and what
the melons taste like.
Magic-Melons
  I think it is good that we are introduced to things
when we are small and that way we develop a taste for them when we
get older. I admit I hated artichokes when I first tried them. They seemed
so hard to prepare and you just didn’t get too much out of them. It sure
wasn’t hard to get used to when you tasted those juicy melons though.
I sure was shocked though to see a watermelon that was YELLOW inside
though. Now that was a real surprise!! They taste the same though.. no difference.
Melons here signify summer..it’s the only time you get them cheap in the stores and
Fourth Of July just isn’t the same without them.  A good fruit salad in summer cannot
be beat. Don’t leave me alone with the bowl though or the cantelopes might disappear. Wink
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We have been under watches almost all day long here. The northern part of the state
got much more severe weather than we did here though. I am grateful for that. It isn’t over
more is headed our way.  Gas here was 4.19 and scheduled to go higher next week.
Milk is anywhere from 2.99 to 3.79 a gallon.
 
If you were a fan of George Carlin.. watch NBC Saturday Night Live tonight, 11:30 E.S.T.
They are re-running the entire first episode of the program as a tribute to Carlin
who was the first host of the show. All the old regulars will be featured also.
I happen to think that those shows were so much funnier than todays shows are.
Most of those regulars went on to have famous careers.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER DAY!!

MELONS..A SIGN OF SUMMER

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Recently after I finished my painting, I just sat for a long time resting and then
remembered MELON!! Light bulb I have a cantelope!! I love those things!.. (well that
and watermelon.) We go way back. My grandfathers on both sides grew them.
Dad would find the largest watermelon in the field for us to have when we went on
those trips to Tennessee in the summer time, but I still loved the cantelopes.
dadwatermelon Dad with his melon!
 It wasn’t until my first trip to
Ca. in my childhood, that I found out that my grandfather there grew them too, as
well as “mushmelon”.. (Well that is what he called them!) Gram would say
“Get out there and get me some LOPES for dinner!” and Grandpa would
answer…”You kids round up some mushmelons for your Gramma.”
I had never ever seen those in a garden so that was exciting and boy they did smell
good too. Being in the valley in Ca. we were in the prime area for melon
growing. I got to go to where they harvested and packed them for
shipping.. ALL KINDS. what a treat!  It amazes my sis when we go into
a store here now and I can tell her what the insides look like and what
the melons taste like.
Magic-Melons
  I think it is good that we are introduced to things
when we are small and that way we develop a taste for them when we
get older. I admit I hated artichokes when I first tried them. They seemed
so hard to prepare and you just didn’t get too much out of them. It sure
wasn’t hard to get used to when you tasted those juicy melons though.
I sure was shocked though to see a watermelon that was YELLOW inside
though. Now that was a real surprise!! They taste the same though.. no difference.
Melons here signify summer..it’s the only time you get them cheap in the stores and
Fourth Of July just isn’t the same without them.  A good fruit salad in summer cannot
be beat. Don’t leave me alone with the bowl though or the cantelopes might disappear. Wink
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We have been under watches almost all day long here. The northern part of the state
got much more severe weather than we did here though. I am grateful for that. It isn’t over
more is headed our way.  Gas here was 4.19 and scheduled to go higher next week.
Milk is anywhere from 2.99 to 3.79 a gallon.
 
If you were a fan of George Carlin.. watch NBC Saturday Night Live tonight, 11:30 E.S.T.
They are re-running the entire first episode of the program as a tribute to Carlin
who was the first host of the show. All the old regulars will be featured also.
I happen to think that those shows were so much funnier than todays shows are.
Most of those regulars went on to have famous careers.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER DAY!!

INTERNET IN YOUR CAR!!!?

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This was the first time I had heard the announcement that one of the
major car manufacturers was going to release a model in 2009
that would make it possible to use your laptop, blackberry etc..
INSIDE your car. AN internet   WIFI connection INSIDE? How in the world?
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?? I must have missed this some how.Eye-rolling My head
must have been buried in the sand someplace…..
 
This is not new.. I just had not heard of it before..
Of course there are GPS devices available now and so many
cars have those DVD players inside.. it is only natural that they
now will have WI FI available to them too.
 
It was introduced, according to the above article, in 2007
in rental cars for a fee for so much a day’s service.
It’s not for use by the driver while the car is in motion..
okayyyyy.. let’s see how many of us can steer with one hand and
eat, drink, etc while driving. Yes we can!!   It is provided so that others in the
vehicle can use it while being driven or use it when stuck in traffic
etc. I sure hope that is right.. but who knows.. cell phones cause car
accidents every single day, I imagine this will probably cause some
problems too. I guess not many people will be able to afford this service
in their cars so we don’t have to worry about it now.. Look how far we
have come.. cell phones, laptops and I pods are just the beginning, move over
the internet cannot be far behind for all of us.
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We got several storms yesterday. Our power went off and then came back, but
major parts of our downtown lost power for some time. WE WERE SO LUCKY!
The temps went back up to the 80’s with high humidity and boy talk about
miserable!!  We are expecting more of that late in the day today.  Looks like our weeknd
will be a  wet one.  Hope you are all well wherever you are..
 
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY and weekend!!