Sunday, December 15, 2013

On Hiatus

I won't be back until after the first of the year.  I will probably have a lot to tell.  I look forward to telling you.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


I came home yesterday afternoon and thought it felt a little chilly in the house. I looked at the thermostat and it was dark(it's digital).  OMG, the furnace was off.  It was 24 degrees outside.  What are we going to do?
Well, we bundled up and DH started making phone calls.  Every place he spoke to sent him to another place.  Finally, the guy at Honeywell told him he had to call the furnace guy, the one who replaced it LAST YEAR!  He also said to wait til morning or else it would cost us more money.  Then I  got nervous.
Well, we made it through the night thanks to our electric fireplaces in the family room and front room.
DH called the right guy this morning and got talked through fixing it so it didn't cost us anything!!  YAY!
I had visions of my Christmas money flying out of here in the pocket of the furnace guy.  But that didn't happen.
Apparently, someone(DH thinks it was probably me) hit the switch on the furnace.  Personally, I am blaming the power glitch we had yesterday afternoon as the clock on my oven was blinking away when I got home.  I had nothing to do with that!
Right now, I'm listening to the sweet sound of warm air flowing into my bedroom and it is the sweetest sound ever!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Random Thoughts

I followed behind a truck today that reminded me of:

Stunk to high heaven too!

I have probably got the skinniest legs on the planet.  Well maybe I'm third or fourth but that still doesn't mean that leggings are pants.  However swants may make the cut:
Just kidding, do not go out of the house in these.  They are ugly as sin.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Faking It

Do you believe this guy?  He had the nerve to get up in front of the world and fake sign language.  How on Earth did he think he would get away with it?  It was televised all around the world.  Did it not occur to him that perhaps some of the deaf community would be watching?  Maybe he thought deaf people don't watch television.
Well, he was wrong about that.  The outrage exploded and for every good reason.  It would be like someone trying to fake English or French. And apparently, this isn't the first time he did the job...just the first time on television in front of the entire world.
So today, the guy has defended himself......because he is schizophrenic! WHAT??  And that's his excuse?  Now he's just insulted a whole different community...the mental illness one.  Did he think everyone would feel so sorry for him that they would stop criticizing him?  I guess I'm a pessimist.  I'm willing to bet a nickel that he isn't schizophrenic!
Oh, that just makes me think of the story of the woman who was trying to steal a colleague's purse and got caught in the act by the owner of the purse.  You know what owner said?  You're stealing  my purse.  The woman stealing(who also had her hand inside the purse) said, No, I'm not.
You know if you screw up that bad just own it.
So to the guy who pretended to be a signer, I say we all salute him with a hand sign he will be able to understand.  I think you know which gesture I'm referring to. 
All together now, salute!
Sorry this was the only picture I could capture but we all know the correct salute,right?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Random Thoughts Once Again

Did you ever go to an event or a movie or a play and everyone with you loved it and you hated it?  That happened to me yesterday and it was totally uncomfortable.  I mean I don't like going against the norm but I won't say I liked something that I don't.  And to boot, I had to get a white elephant gift.
I had a lot of driving to do yesterday and I was behind a young man at a red light and he started combing his hair with so much gusto I thought his hair would all fall out!  When he was done, he started dancing.  No kidding.  His arms were going and his head was bobbing. It was pretty funny.
Physical therapy is not fun.  Did you know they have an "elliptical" for arms?  I have a shoulder injury and that's one of the things I had to do yesterday.  Two minutes forward, two minutes backwards.  Sounded like nothing.  Let's just say it wasn't nothing.
Don't eat lunch at 4pm. It's just too too late.  You are starving and then you don't want any dinner so you wake up starving again.
I guess that's everything.  Have a great day and eat lunch at the appropriate time, will you?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Thoughts

Well, Christmas is on its way so I was scouring Pinterest for some new ideas when I came across this pin, "How to Have a Family Friendly Christmas."  WHAT???  Christmas is for families. It's about love and sharing, the things you want your kids to learn.  The things you hope all the adults in your family have learned.  But in my mind, I wondered what a family unfriendly Christmas was--Rated R?????  That is just so mind blowing.  I couldn't even look at the pin.
I am listening to the all Christmas music station on my car radio.  I am so sick of What are you Doing New Year's Eve and The Christmas Song, I could scream.  With all the songs about Christmas couldn't they choose a few others?  Those two songs are always sung by different artists but still..................
I walked this morning and in one yard I saw a fake pig dressed as Santa.  Santa Pig.  I kinda like it.  I know that in some countries, a pig at Christmas is good luck.  However, I wouldn't want a pig delivering my presents.
Yesterday, I went shopping with my BFF and she had a Christmas CD going and I thought it was two women.  Altos and one of them was a smoker.  Guess who it was?
Michael Buble and Rod Stewart.  I thought it was hilarious.  BFF, not so much.  Oh well.
Christmas is rapidly approaching and personally, I can't wait.  Santa Pig might bring me the CD of the Two Altos!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


We have a rule at our house. No talking to the television.  You know, when something happens and you go, Oh come on!--like that.  We don't want to do it and we try really hard not to do it. It might spoil the show for the others in the room.
Which is why my family doesn't let me watch football.  I can't help myself. I get all wrapped up in the game and shout at the players and the coaches.  I don't know why.  It's just the way I roll.
But yesterday, I couldn't help myself.  Really.  See the girl in the picture?  She's been "dead" for about two years.  Her husband is about to be remarried.....OK, let me pause here for a moment. (Don't you have to be gone 7 years before you are legally dead?)**
Anyway, she hovers at the door and watches the whole blamed thing before she makes her presence known.  WHATTHEHECK????????????????/  She is letting her husband be a bigamist.  Supposedly, he is the love of her life. But bigamy?  I guess it's not that big of a deal to her.  I think a man can go to jail for being a bigamist.  Did she ever think of that?  No she was too busy wallowing in her own self pity. Oh poor her, she was gone for two years and her husband found someone else.  What did she expect?  This is a soap opera, people.
Oh, yes there was a touching scene of her reunion with her little girl but still.  The kid wasn't a potential bigamist.
I kept yelling at that girl.  OMG, just go in there and say anything. and other stuff not quite as polite.  Let me tell you, I'm really glad I was the only one home!
** I was just reminded that charred remains were at the scene so she was legally dead.