Friday, October 31, 2014

Boris and Bobby do the Monster Mash

Happy Halloween to one and all.  Hoping for lots of trick or treaters so I don't have to eat all the candy bars to keep them from going bad--you know, waste not want not.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ready for Halloween

The carving is done, the Jack O'Lanterns are ready ; wonder if we'll get any trick or treaters, we usually average about 2 a year.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Lantana Tree
Lantana Bushes
After cleaning toilets, so much fun, I rewarded myself with time in the garden destroying weeds, so satisfying.   Not many flowers left, some lantana that the butterflies love, pots of pansies I potted yesterday and some impatients that just keep getting bigger.
Meanwhile Mac's been playing with Halloween stuff.  He made a web out of a shrimp net and spiders out of pine cones and  pipe cleaners.

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Pots of Pansies that don't care how cold it gets,
just not too hot

Impatiens With Pig


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Play Me A Song

Oh play me a song, " Take me out, take me out, where I can run, where I can shout, where the squirrels all fear me, where I can climb a tree or maybe 3, take me OUT!!!

And what was I doing that was more important than taking Miss Kitty out?  Why I was pulling fuzzballs off my couch.

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.