Monthly Archives: October 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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 Kids here will be happy to know that the cold shouldn’t
stop them from their trick or treating,not sure about
the wind though.It has been pretty bad around here the past
few days.  IFthey are actually doing that sort of thing still.
Here Trick or Treat night is Saturday this year by city council
vote. No trick or treating on Sunday!! It seems like more and more
kids are using the school or church activities instead
of going door to door here . I don’t blame
them. Many places are staggering their schedules so
that kids can attend a party a day from mid-week
on. That means more fun and more treats. I remember
when we just got 3 hours and that was it. Maybe we had
a party at school and maybe not. Things sure have
changed over the years. Wink

  
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The cold moved in and the wind but no rain. It really
feels like winter now. We should have temps in the 30′s
tomorrow morning. The landscape has now changed from
autumn to winter, dark and tree bare in most places.
I took these photos last year of decorations around town
and this house looks almost exactly the same way. Still it
gets a lot of attention from the kids, especially at night!
Makes me wonder..where the heck do they keep all the stuff
they do all that decorating with?? hmm Thinking

 HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN !!

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WHY IS IT???

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Whenever you get seated on the potty..the phone always rings??? How do the callers just know to call right then. The phone sits silent until you get nature’s call and then like magic you get not one but maybe two calls in a row.

Do you take the call or let the machine get it? Do you worry you will miss something “important” and take the call anyway? Do you try to tinkle quietly so that no one will hear you? Do you not bother to flush because they might hear you are in there while you are talking? Do you think that they cannot hear the difference in the sound of the room you are in? Do you think they cannot hear the water running as you wash your hands? YOU DID WASH didn’t you?? Have you heard someone on the cell phone while in a public restroom trying to cover the fact that they are in there?

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Did you hear them start coughing frantically when YOU flushed your toilet? Talk about germs on your cell phone. A recent survey said that there are more germs on your cell phone than on your toilet seat! I must agree now that I have witnessed a person in the stall next to me trying very hard to mislead the caller that she was NOT in the restroom. I could have blown her cover big time. I could have flushed loudly and slammed my door or asked her if she had any toilet paper, but I didn’t.  It obviously meant a lot to her to cover her actions so I kept quiet. I was APPALLED when she proceeded to finish up and walk right by me and leave the room WITHOUT washing her hands though, that is just NOT RIGHT! Right there and then I made a mental note NEVER BORROW ANOTHER PERSON’S CELL PHONE..you never know where it has been!!!

SUNNY SUNDAY

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It was supposed to be rainy today, but it turned out nice and sunny.

One of the only trees in the neighborhood with leaves still on it..is

brilliant in color. It feels like a September day instead of late  October.

We are blessed with a break from all the cold weather we have had.  

LIFE IS GOOD!!

WEEK WRAPUP

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So.. here it is Friday and another week has passed. This week it got colder, the trees started dropping their leaves even faster and all the fields are being harvested before the snow comes. Last night snow was reported in the upper peninsula of Michigan on the ground. We got a hard frost overnight. People  put up their decorations for Halloween. We never decorated much outside for Halloween. The times I did someone took  our pumpkin display and threw them in the street smashing them. I learned fast it just wasn’t worth it. Most of my decorations were all indoors from then on. As time goes on the kids are not around, so decorating for holidays is just not as much fun as it was in the past.  Halloween is about the   C A N D Y in my mind.. I mean I associate it with the sweets. Old favorites like popcorn balls and big candy bars always come to mind. We loved to trick or treat to the houses that served the biggest best candy treats. Our grade school had cake walks in the gym and every room had a different game where you could win a prize or some candy. What is better than that? It seems now days some of that is coming back. There are more parents taking their kids to parties at schools and churches now than ever. Trick or treating in our town has dwindled out a lot. Trunk or Treating is BIG.. a church parking lot with treats in all the car trunks and the kids go from one to another. They all  go inside for punch and cake or just to sit and visit with each other and play games. The whole thing is supervised and very very safe. Times have sure changed and so have the traditions that go with them.
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Yesterday as I was busy baking, I got one of those automated phone calls. I hate those, but this one was welcomed. Seems when I switched over to KMART and their pharmacy, they put me on auto-refill list. The message tells you when you need to refill and how many you have left and when you can pick it up when it gets refilled. I have so many things to do that in a busy day, I sure appreciate their service so that is ONE LESS thing I have to worry over. I like it. Dealing with our pharmacy in town, you wait hours sometimes to get a refill and have it okay’d by the doctor etc. The city leaders wonder why we move our business elsewhere. The term SERVICE comes to mind.

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CHASING WIFI….

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For two days  now I have been chasing the Wifi.. both at home and on the road. Believe it or not I have just entered into my third spot. I settled into my little desk area at the library and all of a sudden UH OH.. their system went on the blink. Good thing they announced it or I would have thought my laptop on the fritz.

They had the same problem last Friday.. boy that place sure clears out in a hurry once NO ONE can get on line. So I moved on to another spot and no longer is their service FREE, you have to  make a purchase to get the code. So I settled for another spot at the local Hospital parking lot. Here I pick up limited connection, but at least I can get someplace.

Today is sunny here and in the 50’s.. had a very cool morning. I noticed that the price of gas had come down over the weekend to 2.82..big relief as it was nearly 3.00 last week. Visited the post office and bought stamps.. this old gal will never buy anything but the “FOREVER” stamps.. let me tell ya that was a genius idea. Why pay more just because you had some left over..

We had an appt to meet with the social worker in mom’s case and she has promised to try to move mom’s schedule so that we can get home before dark. I sure hope it is soon. Then I met with the clinical nurse in charge to go over all mom’s meds. GOOD NEWS..she can now stop two more of her meds. This means that she is well enough to not need them in her system at all. I questioned whether that would be okay with her DOCTOR in charge and she said she would make it SO. Hmm makes you wonder just who the heck is really running the ship! When one says one thing and another something else I QUESTION it!!  I feel for those who don’t understand things it must be very  very confusing to them.  I see my laptop  battery is getting low again.. will have to invest in an adapter soon so I can charge it in the car. I just hope I don’t have to do much more chasing wifi in the future, gas what it is.. well.. makes a person make hard decisions. Just glad the weather is okay and it is warm inside the car.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

P.S. We sure are having a great time with our Facebook group page. Remember you can’t find the group, if you have been invited, UNLESS your are on the HOME page ..not your profile page.

UPDATE ON FACEBOOK…

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Quick update here on a new group made at Facebook.. if you are a member there and were on Windows Live Spaces you might be interested in this group. We are keeping track of everyone’s NEW blog addresses there so everyone can find each other. The group is private and so you are invited by your E MAIL address. I added as many as I could there. We have nearly 50 people added. If you received an invite on your Facebook page or in your mail box from SPACE FRIENDS that is the group I am talking about. They have a PRIVATE chat there where we all can chat with each other regardless of the time zone etc. ALL you need is to  ACCEPT the invite and join in.   The chat last night lasted until  2 AM and we had a great time.  If you do not have a FACEBOOK account or prefer NOT to join that is up to you. YOU MUST BE a member of Facebook though to join this group. BIG THANKS to SHERRY of BURRWOOD for making this group up.. we are growing by the hour..

HOPE YOU ALL WILL JOIN IN THE FUN>>  if you need more info contact my e mail address or visit my FACEBOOK page.. 

HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!

FRIDAY UPDATE…

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WELL.. in keeping with my habits at the old Space.. I decided enough of the ocean scene I was ready for change. I searched through the many themes here and decided to try one that would let me change the background of the page too. I used to do that at least once a week. Then I had to change the header too, talk about getting a makeover. I can see why people don’t remove things and change them much here at WordPress. I prefer the way BLOGGER has it’s set up better but my whole Spaces blog is here on WordPress so I deal with it. CHANGE is GOOD! (That is what they tell me) .. yeah I am still working on it.. LOL..Using live writer is kind of nice but then it’s away from the site itself. I never had any luck doing my blog from my e mail at Spaces either. I guess I can just think better when I am actually here. Give it time I guess I will adjust to it..MAYBE..

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SO it’s Friday again.. what a week.. we helped get 33 miners up out of their dark place and into the light of day and real life again. The news reported today that more than one of those miners had more than one mistress up in the real world. Whoops… I bet those guys NEVER thought of the consequences of their actions. Talk about reality TV.. uh huh…

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Update on the  flu shots.. got mine a couple of weeks back. No problems, but ever since then I have heard of a lot of people who are sick with some kind of something. Fevers, sore throat, etc. Several of the workers at mom’s treatment center have been out sick and even had to get antibiotics to help get over it. Does not bode well for the winter season around here. I have been using those wipes and hand santizers like crazy.  Got our furnace cleaned and heated up the house yesterday. I have been using those infrared heaters you see advertised for at least a month. Sure saves on the gas bill. They are well worth the investment for sure. Eggs went on sale at the store for 99 cents a dozen so I stocked up and decided to make a custard impossible pie.  It was yummy. Placed the recipe at my recipe blog.. is so fast and easy…was a pleasure to make it. Use the search box and find the recipe by name.

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SCHOOL PRIDE is being launched tonight on TV on NBC at 8 PM est. Ever since I saw the commercial I thought this was a great idea. Schools in this country are in such bad condition.. a show that goes in and restores them back to new brings so much back to the youth who go there. With pride in their surroundings they can’t help themselves but be more excited in learning. I think the photos of how bad they look will surely shock a lot of people. WORTH WATCHING this..

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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!