Sunday, February 5, 2012
Friday, February 11, 2011
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Do you remember when cream rinse first came out? I think it was late fifties or early sixties? At least that's when our family started using it. Before then it was just get the tangles out of wet hair the best you could. OUCH!
Now... do you remember the instructions on the back of the bottle for how to use it? uh huh... Mix x amount of cream rinse (was it 2 TBS or something?) into a cup of water, pour over your hair while catching it in a bowl as it runs off your head. Repeat several times.
I remember asking Mom, "Why don't we just put the stuff on our hair, rub it in, and then rinse it off?" Her words of wisdom on that..."That isn't what the instructions say to do."
Sunday, September 26, 2010
What the heck am I talking about?!?! Glad you asked!!
The cardboard tube that holds the tissue. Shortened by 1/2 an inch. I have a toilet paper holder that is geared for the NORMAL size tube. It doesn't have a tube or rod to hold the roll of tissue like most. There is a knob on the inside of the two arms that stick out from the wall. One is stationary and the other you push inward to get the roll of toilet paper onto the one knob, then upon releasing the sproingy knob it juts back out and into the hollow tube of the tissue, holding it in place. Not now. The tubes are now short by 1/2 an inch, just like the other brands.
ooohhh... Kimberly Clark... why did you cross over to the dark side like that? :(
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
The Azalea bush has bloomed already and I'm sure it will bloom again before summer is done. I should cut it back a bit, maybe. Will have to look it up and make sure.
The tall, skinny stick with leaves is another rose bush >?<. Don't know if it is going to do anything this year or not, time will tell. The last rose bush has bloomed profusely and those are the left overs for now. I clipped the undone blooms back so we'll have more roses soon. This year, after the first frost, I want to collect the rose hips. I collected them too soon last year, I discovered. Ah well. But the petals and leaves do make a good cup of tea, also. :) We got the house all stained last year and painted the shutters, then I stenciled them a couple of months ago. It really made a nice difference in the looks of the house and the wood got a very nice drink of stain. Should do it one more time this year, too, then it can go for another 3 to 5 years before we need to do it again. The wood was REAL thirsty and soaked it all up rather quickly.
On the right is my brother Dick, Pat, his wife, Esther, my mom, and Denny, my hubby. I got my picture taken in the group, too, but it's in Dick and Pat's camera. LOL Gonna have to have her send it to me!
We all had a great time while they were here. Angie and Brian were up from Texas when Dick and Pat got here so we all got to spend at least ONE day together. That was cool.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, December 12, 2009
White snow atop the branches
Tips waving in the wind
Standing in white mounds of fluff
Backgrounded by a nearly as white sky
A bright red cardinal flies by
Wind picks up, throwing branches wildly
Snow falling onto unsuspecting walkers by
Such is a winter wonderland
Copyright Dec 1997 Cynthia Piper
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Conversation with a Three Year Old
“Can we see the fountain work? Where does the water go?”
“We can see it work when the electricity comes back on.”
“Can’t we plug it in?”
“We could, but it still won’t work ‘til the electricity comes on.”
“The electricity went out? Why?”
“Yes. The wind is blowing so hard it maybe blew a power line down somewhere. Maybe a tree fell on it.”
“Oh. Will you play race track with me on the Play Station?”
“We can’t. The electricity is out.”
“The Play Station won’t work? What about the TV?”
“No, it won’t work either. The stove, the refrigerator, TV, computers, nothing will come on without electricity.”
“The lights, too?”
“The lights, too.”
“Oh. Is the ball game on?”
“It might be, I can’t tell.”
“Why did I say it won’t turn on?”
Cause the electrincity’s off?”
Copyright: May 2003, conversation between Collin Hargreaves and Seth Piper
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I am so looking forward to going... but the DRIVE!! I'm becoming a homebody but I do still like to go places. Maybe it's just the fact I don't like unpacking. Packing is fun... unpacking is... welll... LOL not quite so fun. Love to visit, love to get home, don' t particularly like putting things back away. I'm lazy.
Gotta remember to take the camera. I'm going to stay with Mike and Sheila and the boys in Mt. Morris and on Mother's Day we're all going to church and then out to eat in Polo. I KNOW the food at the restaurant we're going to is good. I know the owner, Howard, and he is an excellent cook. And the desserts!! mmmmmmmmm..... I know who makes them, at least the pies, his mom, Flo. :)
Monday we'll be driving to Indiana and then head back on Tuesday morning. Wednesday morning Angie and Brian will be heading back to Texas. oohhh... driving driving driving. WHOOOOO!! Break out the pillows and take lots of breaks to stretch the legs!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Well... I'm here to tell you... LISTEN to those ads! At least that part of them. It's TRUE! I always by the less expensive dish washer detergents. Last time, next to the last time, I bought a really cheap brand, and I through it away and started washing my dishes by hand! That's how bad it was. LOL They never came out clean looking. They looked like they had scum surrounding them; plates, glasses, cups. I have clear glass cups and plates; they were not clear after washing them with this soap. I thought, silly me, if I use MORE with the washing, but no... that just made them filmier quicker. I through it away and got Cascade. LOL
Friday, April 17, 2009
This particular exercise in futility is digging out granddaddy grass. This grass's root ball has been well ensconced in the earth since the beginning of time and has absolutely no intention of being removed now, especially by me.
I did get one patch removed, knowing and knowing well, that it will grow back as the season wears on. I know I didn't get WAY down deep enough (center of the earth may not have been deep enough and I certainly wasn't going to dig that deep), so, the futility. It looks nice now but will be back and make life for the flower garden grassy. Another plot of grass, I wasn't able to get all of it to be unseen on top. Sooooo... I just chopped it down as far as I could and covered it with the mulch I had waiting in the bags for when the grass removing chore was complete.
It looks nice out there in that little garden now. The mums I planted last summer are coming up and I think they really are the mums, not the weeds that LOOK like the mum leaves. The cannas are coming up nicely. I did split a couple and move them to another spot. They are so pretty when they get their growth and their bright red flowers bloom out. aaahhhhh... :)
Even with the exercise in futility done today, I know the cannas will hide anything that comes up behind them. YYAYAYAYAYAY
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
As I jump straight up from a sound sleep I look to the direction the racket is coming from, the window where Fluffinator is.... was... sleeping peacefully, and an orange cat hanging on the outside of the screen trying to pounce on him, both cats roaring out their battle cries at each other. So I get out of bed, walk to the window, flick the screen with my fingertips, and shoo the cat hanging on the screen away. Fluff, in all his re-found majesty and huff from being so rudely awakened, jumped down, went to the other window, and returned to his mode of peaceful slumber.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
But I do like the home repair/remodeling/fix-it-up shows. A person can get a lot of ideas there! I don't see Decorating Cents any more and I like that show. I don't see Christopher Lowell Show, either, and Carol Duvall, and Trading Spaces. Love those shows. When Trading Spaces lost Paige Davis it just wasn't the same, and then she came back and I caught a few of the shows, and now I don't see it listed on there at all with new shows, and it's hard to find a re-run, too.
On the Christopher Lowell Show I had seen an idea for a family room with computer stations in the middle with floor to ceiling book cases and each computer station was kinda like it's own little work station/lounge but there was also TV and couch and chairs and it was just cool. I keep telling hubby about it and that is what I would like to do in our family room. He can't picture it and I can't find it on the web anywhere. I also would have to make the book cases and I'd need to get new computer desks and oh... RIP OUT THIS CARPETING!! ewwww... I'm gonna go search the web, again, to see if I can find it. I'm SURE it was on the Christoper Lowell Show.
(inserted after search)
Well, I haven't found that, but I did find the Christopher Lowell website.
I loved the Carol Duvall show, would watch it every chance I got. SO many ideas for crafting, clay work, scrapbooking, card making, jewelry making... all sorts of stuff. Sometimes I can catch a re-run from an old show. One time they had a chat after the show and I went online to the chat room and it was great. I even got to ask Carol a question and she answered it.
I think the networks ought to bring these shows back! YES YES YES How about you, what do you think?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Then we added Wii Fit. ohmy... It isn't hard! But... if you're outashape like me... lol It did call me a couch potato on a couple of things. TRUE!! Or, perhaps, desk chair potato. I'm getting a little better at the balance ones. I've done a couple of yoga exercises and did pretty well with those. The strength ones... pushups.. woa... Gonna have to work on that one. LOL I had to do the 'sissy' pushups and I wasn't good at THOSE. I liked the aerobics ones. The Basic Step is cool and the first time I did the Advanced Steps I was sooooo lost. LOL I did better today. I get tangled up when I add the clapping to the steps. Never could walk and drink pop at the same time, now it's extended to stepping and clapping in time to the music.
If you can manage it... get a Wii! It is fun and it sure beats getting a health club membership and not using it, which I've been known to do. I walked in a bubble down the river! Of course, I didn't get past the island, I crashed. lol Tomorrow is another day.
What happened to that show? Where did it go? I loved it and so did millions of other people.
It was on at a certain time on a certain weekday night and then they started moving it around and dropping nights. I'd jump with anticipation when I saw that it was going to be airing; it was a good show. I had just been reading about how popular the show was, was the best drama of the season, had the highest viewer ratings, and two weeks later it was gone. VOOSH! Vanished.
So, who was afraid of the show that they wanted it off the air? hmmmmm? Wonder if they would bring it back where it left off if we all complained about it loud enough.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
What kind of statement is that? Where is she coming from? I'd say that people who don't have money and get a tax cut and/or stimulus moneies, aren't going to be putting into a savings account, they are going to spend it, rather quickly, paying bills they haven't been able to pay because they don't have enough money. That's the way it works for us, anyway. Last stimulus pay we got, $600something, paid bills and bought groceries. Not into a savings account.
I will not say I know abouth the economy of a country or anything like that... I'm really pretty dumb about it... but I know if I have bills and a need for groceries, that tax cut and/or stimulus will be going to pay bills and buy groceries. I think that is common sense.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Now, toilet paper. We have in the main bathroom a paper holder that has no rod in the middle, it has a, we'll call it a metal knob for lack of another term at the moment, on the insides of each bracket that sticks out where one would put the roll of toilet paper. The one knob is stationary and the other is spring loaded so it can be pushed in to fit the roll in and springs back out to hold it there.
I bought a BIG package of toilet paper and found that the cardboard core was shorter than it normally is and wouldn't stay on that holder, but fall to the floor. I thought, ok... I got that big package on sale at a good price, maybe that is why it was such a good price, there was a flaw in the length of the core and paper. Next time I bought the necessity I bought a different brand and not such a good price as the first, and low and behold... that was shorter, too. Every brand of toilet paper we have gotten since, the tube has been shortened JUST enough that it no longer fits the toilet paper holder. And ya know what? The price of toilet paper hasn't dropped to reflect the smaller size, either.
I think there's a conspiracy out there! Mel was right!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Denny's birthday is Wednesday! YAYAAYAYYA I need to get busy and make him a card. He got his present today, Command and Conquer III >?< and it works on Vista. That's what he is doing now, playing the new game.
Good grief, Denny's going to be 64. And it was just yesterday that I married him! ohh... ok... that was 40 years ago... ok.. That 40 years went by fast!! Ok... heading to PhotoImpact and making a card.
Friday, January 16, 2009
What's up with that?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
There was something else I was going to write about, I thought of it during the night. I guess I should start keeping paper and pencil by my bedside again and write them down as they come, cause when I don't they tend to disappear. LOL