Saturday, January 30, 2016

I met Cindy this morning for a quick junk trip to Verona to that place on the main street   - I ended up at Millers (again) because she wanted to go.  So three times in a week and I still found some stuff… Then we went to bills pharmacy and that place in the old bank… This is a bad addiction people. I need to make some space to create because I'm totally reaching hoarding status.

On a side note… I don't think I ever posted this pic. Cindy bought me these two little lovelies after Christmas - she knows my snowman love and truck love and thought of me when she saw them.  LOVE.

Anyway, my doctor signed me up for this HUSH study. Have to do my sleep study tonight. Getting all my gear together...

Friday, January 29, 2016

I was off today but our administrator asked me to go to the Activity Directors meeting since my boss is still out on maternity leave.  I met Katherine and Chrissy for a late lunch at Chelsea Grill and we went to Miller's… This guy called me over. I don't have many boys in my art collection so I thought he would be a good addition. Is he cute or what?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I made the mistake of telling The Dad that this toy was the last thing David brought over for The Bud. She always digs down deep in her toy box to get it. I was in the computer room and I overheard him tell her that she should poop on it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I need to work on meal plans and better preparations for dinner. Working and cooking and cleaning up and normal day to day activities are killing me. I remember Mum and Blupper - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. That always makes me smile. We had breakfast for dinner on paper plates tonight b/c I didn't feel like doing dishes tonight or ever again.

I did, though, feel like juicing 47 oranges. ;-)

Monday, January 25, 2016

I hate waking the pup up…She just looks at me like are you really serious???

Isn't she the cutest little sleeper?

I used to think RoseBud was the best at taking naps but this one takes the cake.

I just love this puppy dog. XO

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I don't sleep - like at all. It was around 3 am and I heard something outside and looked out the living room window. I thought it was a person at first and then I realized it was a deer chomping at the bushes.

I didn't get very good pics.

There were five of them that just went walking up the street when they saw me…

I'm going to have to keep an eye out for them… I came back late the other night and heard rustling there. I think the little ones might be sleeping there.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I love to hunker down when it snows. I think that everyone, everywhere - all around the land -  made this collective sigh… we all knew it was coming and it was just a good excuse to stay in and do nothing.

The pup does not care if I shovel = she will always go where there is a ton of snow.

She didn't want to play in it...

I did though…

The Dad didn't get very good pictures. I wish I could find my igloo block maker… I know it's here -some place.  This wasn't very good snow to make igloos. Here I am in the front yard - circa early 1970s. Man, I loved that red snow suit.

I found this snowball maker for 25 cents in the summer.

I made a little snow girl…

…I was going to make snowball sundaes but decided against it in case it was polluted with yuckiness.
Is it safe or not to eat snow? Freshly fallen snow?  I need to research that. Going to start putting the Christmas stuff away. Kind of getting sick of looking at it.

Friday, January 22, 2016

We made a quick trip to Jeannette. Pitzers for lunch. Giant bowl of mashed potatoes = Love.

Chrissy was fascinated by this traffic signal…

We left just as it started to snow... by the time the pup and I were ready for bed it was getting higher and higher…  Don't you just love snow days? This is going to be fun.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I'm on this kick now to get every crewel painting I have in my room...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I've talked about how I have visions of ghost kids spinning around in the back yard… it's  getting a little worse now and it's completely my fault. I probably should have thought about this more when I decided to put the fire pit in.  Now, every time I take the pup out,  I can only think of one thing…

Monday, January 18, 2016

I bought this and it sat around for the longest time and then I read about 40 pages in Deep Creek and never picked it up again. Chrissy just bought it so we are starting a book club of two.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I have so many art classes going on at the same time and no time to do any. ;-(  I took a couple hours this morning to work on a few...

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I think I'm going to start a new series… things I miss about being married.

I'm having a hard time with my iPhoto.  I have 99 problems and most of them are computer related. That's one thing I miss about being married… I had more tech help.  ;-)

That's not what I'm getting at, though. My husband and I went on a lot of adventures together… some because of my very generous in-laws and some on our own. We would think nothing of taking the long way to get somewhere. I came across this random photo and can't seem to locate where or when it was taken.

I don't know if I'm just missing it in my photos or if it was just from his camera phone and it's not in with the rest of them.  The escalators… the school buses… those exhibits… is that water outside?   I don't even know if he would remember, but after spending so many years with someone and collecting all these shared experiences - now there's no one to ask: where the heck was this? That kind of makes me sad. Maybe one day, whether I like it or not, I'll forget these things. I know in the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter. I just wonder some times. I wonder about the strangest things.

Friday, January 15, 2016


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Another Thursday off because I'm working tomorrow. Irwin day… We were both hangry so we just ate first…

I bought another crewel painting at Lil Shop of Hoarders…

Satin ornaments remind me of my grandmother… Found these fruit ornaments there… Lily is not impressed.

What else… a bottle brush tree and another little tree… some more satin ornaments and some cherubs… some pipe cleaners and other junk for our work crafts… mason jar salt and pepper shakers - already had them from way back when but wanted another set as back up in case there's some weird occurrence that destroys the original set.How would I survive without them?

I need to slow it down. I'm collecting all this stuff and there's no place to put it. It's just a growing pile of bags everywhere. This is not normal. Totally not normal.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I knew this was going to happen.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

We've been saving iced tea bottles… they turned into snow men and women - I gave mine a "skirt."

Monday, January 11, 2016

Even though I was pretty productive I still didn't get half of what I wanted to get done this weekend.  I stayed in my pajamas from friday night. I never got dressed. I hung up a few things = some pictures and a file folder thing and changed a lot of light bulbs… that damn one in the dining room. It always gives me trouble. With a bad thumb and two bad wrists and The Dad being a big bully I tried to do it tonight… well, the results were not so good. It could have been worse. I was ready to smash it into a million pieces but I thought, for a moment, my dog may get the bad end of that deal so I just brought it downstairs and hid it.  I need to throw it out and get something that's going to be easier for me to change. I was up on the ladder crying and shaking while he was being an asshole so I gave up. Defeated. It's really bright now without a shade so I'm calling that a good thing.

Oh, and woke up to the news this morning that one of my favorites from way back when had died.  I remember going to this shop in Niagara Falls for a t-shirt in the early 80s. I know it's in this house somewhere. Hmmm, maybe I had it at Dixon and it's at storage???  I don't know. Rest in peace, David Bowie. You will be missed by many.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Sister Mary Lily Bud

Love The Bud

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I'm off today - working tomorrow. Chrissy wanted to go to Blairsville to Primitive Pine. We went into town after... She stopped to take pics of the old GC Murphy's.

It's a great building but it's actually condemned.

Seriously, if you haven't gone to the bakery there you really should.

I got the hawaiian chicken at the other Ravaila's…

I always try to take my phone in the bathroom at any new restaurant in case I come across an interesting sink. Nothing special there but this cute tin was on the wall… had to go back to the table and get my phone.

Everyone has a photo collection of interesting restaurant sinks, right? ;-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

We made snow owls today… We made them last year but these were bigger and better.

We used a pair of my jeans for the one on the top left.

Cindy sews up the shell and the residents stuff them and pick out the accessories.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I had so many plans for the elf this year and I didn't do anything.  I actually forgot he was even up there on that old bell Mr Gatty gave The Dad…

I lost his hat somewhere. Maybe I'll find it when I put everything away.

This was good…

… and this.

Sorry I forgot about you, Elf.