Stuff about me and my dogs, my hubs and from time to time a rant.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Two days lost in space

The last to days I was in hospital land. After a ton of test, I had the Dr. Run one more, and I was right. so I am home now. Seems that I'd you are in the 5th day of an infection medical care writes a a script and sends you home, not treated for what I had been put in the hospital for. Really. So I am home sicker than I was going in the hospital, I had to wait at the drug store for the meds, and finally have my first dose taken. Today I am grateful my mother taught me it is not polite to explain to people that it is a stupid way to run a care facility. But it is.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today's happy is hot running water

I am feeling poorly. Just a general heck, nothing specific. So I took a long hot bath. I am not cured but it sure felt like a mom's hug. Tomorrow is doctor day, eye and pacemaker. Just a check to make sure my batteries are still working and nothing crazy is going on. No they don't look in my head. I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sinus meds

Cause I have a terrible sinus headache.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Time alone

Sometimes it is nice to be alone.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I love to read, as I get older I find audible books are fantastic. I can listen and knit, or work or, if I have to, clean. My local library has a wonderful selection and I joined Audible and for less than a dinner out, I get a book. I just think this is a wonderful thing. I can remember being a little kid and hiding under the covers with a book and a flashlight, reading way past bedtime. This is a great hobby and does not cost much. If you can't afford books, the library lends them for free. Most of my education came by way do the library. It is one of the things that I never minded paying taxes for, donating to and telling the world how great it is to have a library card. If I had to choose between a drivers license and a library card, there would be a for sale sign on my car. Books are precious. I still buy the paper ones,but only second hand. And have several on hand at any time. And I could go on for a year about what to read, but that is a personal choice. I don't care what you read, just do it!

Saturday, July 12, 2014


My happy today is weekends. I would tell you I can sleep late but my three little fuzzy kids are on a schedule that does not include days off. So I get up, do our morning thing, and get to knit. I know I have gone on about knitting on here before, but it is a big part of my life. My husband passed and I moved home to be near my children. My life consists of working, doing my list of chores the doggies have for me, reading, swimming, shopping and knitting. I am making mystery items. So later I will post pictures. I am also knitting the wedding shawls. I went to a new sock group and they have an I house pattern with hand dyed yarn. So that is on the needles. As are tons of other stuff. So I am staying home and is a good weekend.

Friday, July 11, 2014

My job

I am blessed to work for the best company in the whole wide world!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I adore naps, I take one when I can and it make my day go better. After work a short nap just gives me a burst of energy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Pink, glittery, self reliant people who are hell bent on growing up way too fast. My eldest is getting married next year. Yes, married. She is in her early 20's and the young man adores her. If i could bring myself to give advice it would be treat each other better than you treat strangers. And once a day hold each other and just be together. That and don't sweat that toilet seat thing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I have 4 grandsons. The youngest is 8. And he is new. His mom is Andy and he is just too much fun. He is another chance to play, and have a small child explain the rules of the game to me. Their rules are just logical to their minds. How do I play this game so grandma can't win? If I smile and tell her she is the best grandma in the world, will she play games with me? And how in the world can I get her to stop hugging me! I think all my grandsons have been special and are now, the older two are grown and have families. One is making his way through the horrors of teenage years, and then the one who works for hours trying to figure the very best way to put water in a water gun. If you need to know, you take a plastic syringe ment for blowing up plastic bubbles, fill it up with pool water, and bingo. It beats filling it up with a water bottle, but that way is more fun, water goes everywhere. I am just enjoying the process of letting one more child show me how the world works.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Today's happy is friends

Friends like you not for who they project you to be, but for the real you. warts and all.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Today my happy is dogs. Who else is so loving and giving? So give your dogs a pet, take him for a walk, and give him back a little of the 100% he gives toy.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

-Elizabeth Zimmerman “Your hands are a window into your heart and soul. There is a piece of yourself in every project you make; there is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug." -Lily Chin

Todays happy is yarn, specifically sock yarn. I love making socks. They can be simple, like the ones made with Stephanie Pearl-McPhees' plain sock recipe in her book Knitting Rules. I have two copies of the book and the printed copy is dog eared, high lighted, and much loved. The electronic copy is my go to book for how to knit. She freed my mind and made me laugh. She taught me to knit a sock and not to be afraid of mistakes. Or double pointed needles. Happy Day after the 4th.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Let Freedom Ring

Today my happy is Freedom. May the 4th be with you!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Today my happy is Andy

My son is getting married to a woman named Andreanna, So we call her Andy. she is a mother in laws dream. she see all the things in my son that I see. I cannot even tell you what all she does for me. she is just wonderful. Today is short, cause I am eating a late lunch at work, and need to get back.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today my happy is Sunshine. I am old. Old like I never thought I would get. I was of the live fast, love hard, die young group. I was passionate. About politics, religion, how to raise children, you name it I was on my soapbox, or out on a picket line. I wanted to end wars, start wars, ban bombs, build schools, have woman's rights, equality for all, and so on. And now I am old. I don't worry so much about me changing things But I am on Facebook. I got on Facebook as a means to keep up with family far and near, still do. But oh my, one post on how I feel on any of the above subjects would lose me half my friends and lot of my family. Daily I am reading about one side or the other of the policitiL parties are screwing us. Really, they have been doing so for years, taking turns as I see it. Then there are the advertising, half the posts on my time line are from Last I looked I did not have a friend with that name, but there he/she is everyday yelling at me to Look At this, or that. I am old I generally don't do as I am told, except by Doctors who try to make me older. Telling me to do domething brings out the 2 year old in me....nooooooooooo! I will be glad to send a prayer your way if you think that helps. Please don't send me a katrillion examples of how it does. Just know I sent it to make you feel better. Not me. And I do not want to deBate how your version of religion is better than mine. I researched a lot of religions before I found mine, and am happy with it. It does not need to be new and improved. And telling me that is is wrong is just a waste of your air and my time. I am old not a lot of that left, and what is left will be sitting in the sunshine when I can, cause it makes me Happy. So I sign up on the delta dental site to see what my plan benefits are a user name, and a password, put it in LassPass as I Am Doing This So I Won't Forget. Go to enter the site, tried enough times to be locked out because the site does not recognize my user name or password. Now I am locked out, but I was Never In! Was life always this crazy?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


My Happy for today is summer fruit. Update on fight with math...I won this round but I am sure at some point I will have to find A. Oh I forgot..I am taking an online class to learn to fix mistakes in knitting. Wonder if there is one like that for raising children, being married, or just being human.