Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Four Eyes

OK, I have to admit I need my glasses all the time now.  For instance, I couldn't read a recipe the other day.  I sent my friend, John, a message and I called him Jphn.  I joked about it but it sent it home, Sue, wear your glasses!
It's not that I hate wearing glasses. I actually have a new pair that I just love.  But when I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is open my computer and look at my mail and Facebook.(Just keep the comments to yourselves please)
I can still watch the television without them and go to the movies without them but that's pretty much it.  I even wear them to shave my legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, it's all part of the journey of getting older but it is just so frustrating.  Just ask Jphn.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Chew Vigerously

Shopping for a new car isn't fun.  Not anymore.  It should be fun but the rising prices and the huge payments are draining all the fun out of it.  Nevertheless, sometimes you have to buy a car.  That happened to us so we went out "shopping" for a new to us car.
We really wanted a brand spankin' car but no can do so we had to think previously owned.  In other words, used.
Used car lots brought up visions of sleazy salesmen, cars that had been in accidents, old cars, junk cars and the buyer getting cheated for many, many years.  It seems like that is a thing of the past at least if you go to a reputable dealership.
So long story short, we found a car that we liked and as we discussed the details, the salesman asked if we had a trade and we said yes.  We told him what it was and he said he thought they would give DH a fair price on his old car or he could sell it outright to someone else.  OK, here is where the foot in mouth came in.  Helpful Hannah(that would be me) says, "Oh, I'd never let him sell that car to someone else."  Whoops!  It just fell out of my mouth.  The only saving grace is I didn't call it a pile of crap!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Paranoia Strikes Deep

So yesterday I went to the grocery store and stocked up for the week.  I pulled into a great space and started walking towards the store.  The man collecting carts says to me, "Lady, you went through a stop sign."  I DID NOT!!  "Lady, you went through a stop sign and didn't even look."  I DID NOT!!! Just note here, I said nothing of the kind.  I was too scared.
As he got closer I wondered if he was going to hit me or yell at me more or citizen arrest me.  He got closer and said,"Lady, you were on your cell phone."  NO, I WASN'T!  Still silent...still thinking I might get punched.
When the guy is right by me he says "Somebody's going to get killed."  Now I am about to wet my pants.  He finishes by saying, "Right?" to me!
OMG He isn't going to kill me or arrest me. He's talking about someone else and he just wants me to agree with him.  I nodded my head and scurried to the door.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I just read a list of 75 things that sound crazy but are fact.  It was a fun read and I hope everyone read it....really.  Especially number 70:
. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.

DH is allergic to nuts but not peanuts.  I think he has told about a zillion people that.  Now I think he should just keep copies of this blog in his pocket and hand them out to save his breath!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I never thought these ponies would be part of some raging controversy but here they are stuck in the middle of a royal battle.
Now, I don't know all the details and I don't know if the school is messed up or not.  I don't know what the principal or the board of education said.
Having admitted all that, what the heck is wrong with that mother??????????  A nine year old boy is in third grade or maybe even fourth.  Did that mom never go to school?  She thought her kid could just walk in with that book bag and nobody would say anything???????
Maybe the kid was naïve enough to think it was hunky-dory but any adult should be able to tell you that the whole nightmare was just waiting to happen as soon as that kid stepped out of the house.
Kids make fun of everything!!!!!!!!!!  My kid got teased about his freckles, my nephew's red hair was another thing kids teased about.  Now teasing has escalated in the last few years into bullying. 
If that mom did not know her kid would be bullied over that book bag then she needs some child development classes and do an observation at any elementary school in the nation.  She should have told him to use it at home to save important papers.  I know he has the right to like what he likes but there comes a time when a mom is supposed to PROTECT her child and sending him off to school that way was the opposite.   She threw him straight into the lion's den.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I am so so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  My DD is coming home....for good.  That's right, no more 5 hour flights or 5 hour drives to lay eyes on her.  She will be right here!
There is something special about our relationship.  We just click.  Oh, we had some problems when she was younger but nothing we couldn't get over and now we are the best of friends.
She loves shopping and so do I.  We will go and buy her some new clothes for the new job she has.  I knew she would get that job. I prayed about it and I just had the sense  it was all going to work out.  You just have to have faith, you know?
Oh, gosh, I know I'm rambling but my  happiness is just overflowing into my typing.  I haven't even made too many mistakes.
What I just want to say is I am so happy she will be here with us. She is my DD.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Well, Hello There

You know how I told you there were all those guys on my inbox ads who wanted to date me?  I had to let them down gently.
Well, now the other team is up to bat.  Sorry, girls.  No can do.  I'm married and it's to a man.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Back to the Future

I was paying bills this morning.  I don't have a lot of them but they still need to get done, you know?  So, most of them are done on line but I still write a few checks.
The last one I wrote today was check # 2014.
Sooo, the next time I write a check I'll be in the future but still back here. See?
I don't know why that cracks me up, but it does.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Twins? or Who wore it better?

Isn't she lovely? Bet you didn't know she has a twin and their mother likes to dress them alike.
No wonder Calista didn't get any face time.  LOL

Happy Days

SON is engaged to be married.  I am so proud and happy for them.  He is a wonderful son and she is a lovely girl. I'm going to do my darnedest to be a great mother in law!