Saturday, October 25, 2014

Extra Long Shoe Laces

Let's be right up front about this, I HATE THEM!  They're a pain in the patooy.  I know why the laces are too long, it's cost effective for  the shoe manufacturer to only have to stock one length of shoe laces, long ones fit (HA) all lace up shoes. But knowing that does me very little good.
What to do with your long laces?  You can tie extra long bows, you can double knot them, use the extra holes at the top of your shoes, cut them down, wrap them around your ankles or spend the day tripping over them.  Right now I'm double knotting them, but I'm not happy, knotting them once is bad enough, double knotting them requires more manuel dexterity than I have.
For my next pair of shoes I think I'm going to get ones with velcro closure, then I'll officially be older than dirt and have to move to Florida.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Oh Melisandre you of the flaming torch, I so enjoyed our visit today.  You filleted my right arm and sent part of it off to be examined, then
 burned numerous items off my shoulder and back.  I'm sure I'll be sleeping on my tummy tonight.  But if all goes well and she's expecting it to, then I don't have to go back for 6 months.  Thank goodness for small favors.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Memory, My Poor Memory

Box of Checks
I wasted an hour this morning looking for a box of checks.  I don't write a lot of checks, pay most of my bills online, but some places are still not set up for that so I pull out the old checkbook.  Today when I wrote my check I noticed that it was the last check in the book so I went looking for a new book to put in it.
Our bank has gone through a couple of mergers in the last couple of years and so through a couple of name changes.  They told us we could continue to use our old checks, but my checks were so old I'd  ordered new ones with the new name on them and when they came I put them away, somewhere.  Unfortunately I forgot where that somewhere was, I tore apart my desk and the area all around it looking for the boxes of new checks.  They were nowhere to be found.  I became worried, as I'm apt to do, and began to wonder if the checks I'd ordered had even come in or if something had happened to them.  Then I opened up Mac's checkbook and saw that he had one of the new checkbooks, so they'd come in or at least the ones for his account had, though I couldn't find the box of them either.
My oh so neat shelf
Then I looked on the top shelf of my desk and though it was obvious that there were no boxes there I looked anyway and lo and behold I found my checks.  Not in a box as I assumed they would be, but in a portfolio.  I felt stupid for not remembering that.
 I got a new checkbook out and put the rest back, here's hoping I remember where they are when next I go looking for them, but given the state of my memory which has never been good I'm really not hopeful.  But perhaps blogging about it will help.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet husband, my best friend and the one I've been lucky enough to spend my life with.  You'll always be the beautiful boy I first saw across the quad way back in high school.  Hope you enjoy your presents!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Baseboards

More baseboards, lots more.  And bless Mac who did all the taping and clean up.  Now I just have to do our bathroom.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Busy Monday morning or perhaps it only feels busy because I'm so clumsy today I'm having to do everything twice.  Laundry done and on the line, bread in the bread machine and almost done, baseboards painted in Miss Kitty's bathroom, acres of honeysuckle cut back in the garden and here I am.
Mac said I need to change my header to something more Holloweeny, so I did.  And just look at the cute little dachshund he just finished.
I need to hide the Halloween candy I bought to give out better because according to the laws of physics, no 2 objects can occupy the same space, so accordingly  chocolate and I should not be near each other or we will soon occupy the same spot, namely me.
Using a variation on this "law" my Father once wrote an excused absence note for me saying," Because an object can not occupy 2 separate locations my daughter was not at school yesterday because she was home."
The school secretary gave me the strangest look, can't imagine why!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Recently Amazon posted a bunch of Tweets that people had posted about Amazon Prime.  I tweeted that Amazon Prime was invented so my cat would always have a box to lay on.  What did cats lay on before boxes?
Then I saw this great picture on Pinterest, this could well be my cat!