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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Visit me on my other blog

I seem to have trouble trying to decide which blog I should write on.  I started my second blog to be about my book store and then it morphed into being about my crafts and anything related to my store. Didn't know that their would be a link between the 2 blog sites so its not a secret that I have the second blog.  But sometimes I feel like I am loosing out on the folks who read this one.  Can't believe I have had somewhere around 1200 hits on this site.  I enjoy chatting away with my computer and it serves as a great place to keep track of whats going on in your life.  This blog site is 5 or 6 years old now and I like going back and reading some of the events I was living thru several years ago.
Just think when I get senile I can read my old blog entries and it will all be new to me!
So here is my link to my other life:  Hope to see you there!

I think the gal on the left is the one I will be when I get old!  Don't say what I know you are thinking BIG Brother!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Guess I can't go to this store anymore

My trip to the store.

>>> > There was a bit of confusion at the store yesterday. When I was ready

>>> > to pay for my groceries, the cashier said, "Strip down facing me."

>>> > Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland

...>>> > Security running amok, I did just as she had instructed.

>>> > When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out

>>> > that she was referring to my credit card.

>>> > I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.

>>> >

>>> > They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!

>>> > How embarrassing was that?!!! ):

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Go away you unwanted advertizements!

I hate all these ads showing up on my blog site.  Even when I go to the page to edit something, there is a big ad right across the upper part of my postings so I can't even access the first one without clicking on the ad and opening it up.  Anyone know how to get rid of this crap???  Don't want it!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Just Shoot Me!

Had a guy in the store this afternoon,  he talked non stop for 1 1/2 hours!! I knew I was in trouble when I asked if he lived in the area and I got a detailed map of how to get to his home.  He rambled on and on and on about his claim to fame being a historical photographer.  Many outbreaks of tears and looking at the ceiling talking to his wife who I assume is in heaven.  Finally a phone call saved me and I got him out of the store.   I sat and ripped up some denim waste bands that were in a sack.  Glad I had something to do!  Well I do get characters come in.  I feel he was harmless, just wanted an audience.  He gave exact dates for every event and every make of car he owned.  His trip down the lane with cancer, treatment by treatment.  Ect!!!!
Makes me feel so good to be normal.  Not sure where his mental state falls.  Any ideas?  Don't think its Schizophrenic.

OK I am out of here for a few days.  Got to feed the cat and water a couple plants.  Hope we get some more rain tomorrow.
And YEA on the VP pick for the Republicans!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome! My Foot!

Been getting my "Welcome to Medicare" "free" medical work up done.  Since I already had my Mammogram this spring I didn't need that but I did the bone density test last Monday.  Got a call from the Dr. office a couple days later and the nurse wanted to know what pharmacy to call a script in to for some Fosomax.  I said WHOA!  I would like to wait till my apt with the Dr. to talk about this. 
Since then I have talked to several women who have taken this drug and not a single one had anything good to say.  Every one had bad side effects, mostly bone pain and one had her 4 lower front teeth loosen so much she ended up having them pulled and getting a partial!   Besides I am doing most of the things that they recommend and want to look at beefing up my routine.  Calcium with D, weight bearing exercise, and stop the soda.  So I am going to increase my treadmill at the gym and give up the one can of soda that I drink a day.  Plus will go on line and see what else I can do.  I really don't think I fall into the usual risk group.  I am not short and petite like most people with osteoporosis are.  Of course I couldn't believe that I have early cataracts either!!  Damn! Don't we hate to admit we are getting old? 
Next Monday I go for the carotid ultrasound, so lets hope I am getting enough blood to my brain!

Friday, August 03, 2012


Crikey! Isn't she a beaut! "Crikey means gee whizz, wow!"
A quote from Steve Erwin.

 We aren't to wild about them nesting under our utility shed so we have caught 2 of them now and they have been relocated, along with all the chipmunks I caught in my tiny trap.  But I just thought her fur was so pretty with the silver tip and she was so docile, not like the 2 raccoons that we caught and released.  Now we live right in town!  We are in deer alley too as they travel thru our property to get to a couple small ponds that are across the street.  We never know what we will see.  The birds have sure hung around the water  pans and bird baths.  Sometimes they just sit in the water. 
Finally got an inch of rain last nite.  So thankful.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

48 years and a life time ago

How many of us have Other Lives?  This is me in my other life.  48 years ago today I married this guy.  I was all of 17 and he was 19.  The year was 1964.  This picture was taken I think 1970.  The kids were 1 1/2 and 3.  No we didn't have to get married, at least not in the traditional way.  See my folks were moving out of state from Iowa to Va. to live with my older brother and I was getting ready to start my start my senior year. Since I was "in love" I didn't want to go with them, so they signed for me to get married instead.

I was remembering my wedding this morning and realized how poor we were.  I moved my belongings into a little cottage house that was on his step-dads farm.  Bill had actually already moved there and had a few hogs he was raising.  Someone loaned me a short veil, I bought an inexpensive dress that I could wear for church later and (gasp) I wore pink heels as that is what I had from my prom and couldn't afford to buy another pair of shoes. Its a wonder that I didn't wear the pink prom dress that I had made the prev. spring.    It was a church wedding and only a few friends of the family present.  Aug 2nd and it was so hot!  For a "honeymoon" we went to the drive-in about 20 miles away then went "home".   I started my senior year but by Nov. dropped out.  Back then you were not allowed to participate in any extra activities if you were married.  There were 2 of us married by our senior year, and sadly the other gal was a star basket ball player about 6 ft tall.  So anyway I got booted out of FHA and I had been vice president the prev year.  Since I didn't play sports other than a short stint in track, I was to be manager of the concession stand that year so that was nixed too.  Guess I was just disappointed and decided to take a full time babysitting job for Bill's boss and that extra $15 a week was alot back then.  Our first year was very rocky and should have been a sign of things to come and we should have gone our separate ways then.  But I am a stick with it kind of girl and hung in there.
Just for the record I did sign up and take a correspondence course to get a certificate of graduation then 10 years later went to college for an LPN nursing degree, and even later in "this life" I finished my RN degree.  So not bad for a high school drop out. 
Life is strange isn't it?  When I look back 48 years and try to remember that young girl in the borrowed veil and pink heels I still remember how she felt even though I have forgotten alot of the little stuff.  The marriage barely lasted 14 years. 
I still look back and feel this was my "other" life.  I am a different person now, finally grew up and have learned my worth.