Thursday, October 27, 2011

How Many Ways Can You Watch TV?

Let me count the ways:

1.  You grab a cup and hit the floor for Mickey!

 2.  You get "ticked" because you can't do what you want, so you do the next best thing:
     lounge, pout and watch TV.

3.  After your morning nap and lunch, you get up and dance with Jungle Junction!

4.  You get miffed because you can't do what you want, so you lie on the floor, prop your
feet up, suck your thumb and snuggle with your blankie
 and do the next best thing:  watch TV

5.  Once you get over your "spell", you decide all's right with the world
and sit on your pony, and you guessed it:  watch TV

Now, lest you think that's all Baby Girl does, just let me enlighten you.  All the above, added together,
maybe topped out at ten minutes. (all day long)  The remaining eight hours and forty-five minutes included, but were not limited to:

1.  Get down
2. Don't touch that
3. Sit still in that chair
4.  Don't stand in that chair!
5.  No
6.  I.  Said. No.
7.  What did I say?
8.  Stop that before you get hurt.
9.  Put that down.
10.  Leave those things alone.
11.  What are you doing?
12.  Wheeeerrre arrrre yoooou?
13.  Piper!
14.  Put.  That.  Back. 
15.  NOW
16.  Don't throw your cup.
17.  Piper Riley.
18.  It's naaap tiiiiime! !

Oh, and there's lunch in there, and two naps.  And the angels sang!

We are planning to drop cable.  What will Baby Girl do?  Aside from the fact that she only watches minimal TV, she will be doing the following:

Developing her imagination, not that she needs much help in that department, but, hey, I can try!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Thought I Was "Quirky"!

Well, maybe I am, a little.  I love glass.  It's no secret.  All kinds of glass ~ but most specifically, OLD glass! I even get caught up on jars, especially if they are functional or pretty.  Wal-Mart's salsa comes came in Mason jars with measurements on them.  I was intrigued with that, hence, the quirky part of me. How can I re-use these babies?  Hmm. . .   Sometimes I couldn't and, to my angst, they found their way to the land fill.  And then there's the Vlasic Pickle jars with the cute scroll work across the top.  I fell in love with that!  I have a very large one that I made Jenny save for me a few years ago.  I store pasta in it.  I wub it!


As for OLD glass, I would have just about every kind out there if I could.  I would have a plethora of dinner dishes, ones for every season, holiday or event!  I would have to have a small house to just store them.   I am very fond of depression glass and old crystal.  I only have a few pieces of depression glass.  My favorite piece is a pink cake plate.  It has snow flakes etched in it.  It came from Benny Wells' Auction many years ago.  My ex got it in a box lot for a song. 

I have a small collection of milk glass.  Part mine and part Mrs. Rease's.  I love that too.  Then there are odds and ends.  Some I shall share over on my other blog, because they came from my mom's house, or I got them a very long time ago. I do regret one thing ~  my sister, Donna, gave me a set of old crystal goblets, some short, some tall, many moons ago.  I used them for quite some time.  But, for whatever unknown, unspeakable reason, I got rid of them!  I can only sigh and move on :).  Shot myself in the foot on that one.

A fruit bowl I got eons ago, along with the only two pieces left to a
spice set.
I use them as salt and pepper shakers.

I have come to embrace using all my pretties. It was hard at first.  What good are they just sitting on the shelf collecting dust (and gnats right now)?  So, something gets broken.  Life goes on.  It is after all, no matter how old or pretty, just glass.

God knew what He was doing when He put me on a strict budget!  Yes, yes He did!  But He allows me to look and be practical as I can be.

I love these plates.  They are leaf shaped with a
raised vein pattern on them.  Perfect for fall!
Oh, and that's an old syrup or vinegar cruet.

And . . . I thought I was alone in this love of glass.  But as it turns out, a blog I am following expressed the same emotion, only better!  That's what triggered this post! !

Ahhh. . . . be still my beating heart!

PS ~ For kicks and giggles, let's throw glass door knobs in the mix!  Did you know they make wonderful curtain rod finials?  Yep, that's right.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I Attended A Funeral Today

"I attended a funeral today,
Where a man said goodbye to his wife.
You could tell by the tears that he shed,
That they had shared a wonderful life.

He wasn't ashamed to share his grief.
The love of his life was gone.
But he assured her thru his words
That his days and nights would be long.

He claimed her as his best friend,
His soul mate she was for sure.
Her family was her cherished prize,
Her love for them, soft and pure.

In his last love letter to his love
He said there would be less blue in the sky
That clouds would hold a little more gray
And how he wouldn't tell her 'goodbye'.

He will join the love of his life one day
When the Lord sees that the time is right.
But until that day comes for this man,
In honor of her, he will  live his life."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Who would have thought 24 years would have flown by at record breaking speed?  Who would have know my "Little Man" would be all grown up in just a matter of minutes? 


I love you, Little Man!
Happy Birthday


Thursday, October 6, 2011

To Quote or Not to Quote. . . .

. . . .  that's a "no brainer"!  Why, quote of course!

I am on a quote roll this month!  It seems every quote I see speaks to me in some way.  This morning my sister ~ Tiger ~ posted the following quote on her FB wall, and being the FB snagger that I am, I snagged it ~ unashamedly I must admit! 

She is going thru some tough trials right now and I can see how she relates to this.  Even if your trials aren't overwhelming it is a wonderful way to look at what God has in store for us.  He never promises perfection in the way we see it, but perfection in the way He sees it!  He is the Potter and the Photographer! 

And all God's children said:  "Amen"!!

"Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room...So if you see darkness in your life be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared."

Ooooo. . . . makes me anxious to see my picture! ! !

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How Did it Get So Late. . . .

"How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn!
How did it get so late so soon?"

Dr. Seuss

Alicia posted this on my FB wall this morning.  How true the quote! She's only 18 and feeling the "sooness" of life.  Somehow it seems the older you get, the "sooner" it gets!  Puts new urgency on the phrase:  "Slow down and take time to smell the roses.".

Thank you Alicia for sharing that with me.  I love you, Little Lady!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dan!

Your gentle spirit shows with grace
When one looks intently upon your face.
A smile that warms those hearts around
Upon your face is always found.

You minister kindness without one word
Thru your deeds your voice is heard.
With the gentle peace that's sent our way
Are all the words you don't need to say.

Happy Birthday, Dan.
I love you
Aunt Crickett

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