The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Opinion quotes

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I had a hard time coming up with an O post.  I went with quotes, a couple of them are naughty but taken in context, hopefully they are good to go, ha!

"When a man gives his opinion he’s a man.  When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch" by Bette Davis

"You’re entitled to your negative opinions but talk slowly; I only have two middle fingers to go around" by Rachel Wolchin

"And it's my opinion, and that's only my opinion, you are a lunatic. Just because there are a few hundred other people sharing your lunacy with you does not make you any saner. Doomed eh?'  by Oleg Kiselev 

This one was too good to pass up.

"I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them" by George W. Bush

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Too soon

Magellan and I did some shopping last week.  I'm saving pictures as some of what I bought is perfect for Alphabe-Thursday, ha!

Anyhow, this store sells about everything.  I bought some fall decorations since I'm lacking in them.

Then what do my wondering eyes see?  Christmas Decorations!   They have aisles and aisles that they already started putting out things for Christmas.  Unbelievable, huh? In August, hmph.

The really sick thing is I couldn't help but look at them lol.  However, I was proud and didn't succumb to buying least for now. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Memorial Service - Nursing Home

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I missed a week so I'm going to do M & N together.

The end of July they had a Memorial Service at the Nursing Home.  I hadn't been back their since mom died in March.  It felt pretty strange walking in.

It was a lovely service in the chapel.  The deacon spoke and everyone that had a loved one that had passed was able to get up and speak about them a little.  They had a man that I saw frequently when they had entertainment sing.  I had to laugh when he sang Amazing Grace.  My mom loved that song and if she would have been there she would have sung right along with him, ha! 

They had a little tree with lights that they put the names of all the residents that passed.

They served refreshments when it was over.  I got to see a few of the residents that I used to speak with especially one woman I talked to a lot.  I was happy I got to talk to her at least one last time.  It was so nice to see her and she told me how much she missed mom.  I was a little sad I didn't get to see my favorite nurse.

However, I'm going to donate my mother's clothes to the nursing home. So, I might still get the chance. I've got them already to go, I don't know why I haven't taken them yet but I will have to do that soon. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


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One of my dinner friends works at a Home Depot.  There is an IHop very close and Magellan and I met her for lunch/brunch one day. 

After we ate, Magellan had to buy some things from Home Depot.  I had no intention of buying anything but I saw a lantern that I liked for the patio. It's funny how that happens sometimes.  Ha!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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I've been wanting to buy a Keurig for a long time and we finally did.  I love it (Mike ;-))

Besides regular coffee, I bought Cafe Mocha.  It's pretty good.  No more having to go to a coffee shop. All I need to do is buy some whipped cream to make it perfect.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jersey Boys

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I have never seen the play/musical Jersey Boys and I've been wanting to go.

The movie showed up so my high school girlfriend and I went to see it recently.  Back in the day, I loved the Four Seasons.  If you are from that era, it's a must see. Some critics didn't like it but I did.

It was so interesting.  I always wondered why they broke up and Frankie Valli went out on his own.  Now I know, ha!

I found out that I could get a senior's discount for my movie ticket, $2.00 off, Yay!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Clean up

My friend who cleaned my house quit for a variety of reasons last month.  She felt bad.  I think she wants to come back though and clean once a month.  We have to talk yet and I have to make sure she wants to do it because she wants to and not because she thinks I'm mad.   It was really no big deal to me that she quit although I do miss her coming twice a month especially now that I have to do it myself, ha!

Hippie has not been much into yard work this summer.  No vegetable garden, no flowers planted, barely wants to cut the grass.  I know how he feels (like I did with the house cleaning originally).  He talked to our nephew one day and hippie was going to pay him to cut the grass.  The first day he was supposed to come he called and said he worked late.  He was going to come the next day and then we never heard from him again.  After three or four days, hippie called and left him a message to see if he wanted to still do it.  He heard Nada, nothing, zip.  Hippie didn't understand.  Nephew just turned 18, not much to understand as far as I'm concerned he didn't want to do it. 

This past week, he hired someone that does a couple of people's lawn on our street.  Pretty cut and dry.  Sometimes I think that's the best way to go, less drama.