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

Sunday, March 1, 2015


What would we do without them?  I don't drive and the person who doesn't want to be mentioned on the blog can't right now (for whatever reason ;-))

I've/we've had to hitch a ride with friends some lately or someone would bring me what we needed.  They have been wonderful!

It makes me wonder with all that's happening in the world, why everyone can't treat others like friends.

Too idealistic? Too kumbaya? ha!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Audio books

I've been listening to some audio books again.  I've noticed a new trend (maybe it isn't, but it is new to me).

They have a male and female reader.  However, they read different chapters of the book which is a little disturbing to me.

I think I've mentioned before I don't like when a man uses a woman's voice, ha!

I think it would be so much better if the woman spoke the women's part and vice versa. I don't get why they don't do that although I'm sure it probably has something to do with the fact that they would have to be in the same room with each other.  I'm not even sure how the recordings go, for all I know they might be in different states when they record lol.  Eh, it is what it is I guess.

Friday, February 13, 2015

How are you?

Remember the operations, three are down and one to go but I'm not sure when that will be.  They were all in a six day period, whew.  They all seem to be doing as well as can be expected - considering they just had surgery ;-)  Hopefully, healing will go well and the original issues will be solved.

Someone doesn't want to be mentioned on the blog but he's doing fine, albeit cranky some times.

February has been snowy and cold.  Can hardly wait for spring and I miss sitting on the patio.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'm taking Magellan for her birthday to see Fifty Shades of Grey.  I'm sure when I walk into the theater I'll be Fifty Shades of Red (no pun intended), lol.  While the books were no literary masterpiece, I'm really interested to see how it's going to play out on the screen.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I'm happy to leave 2014 behind.  It was a tough year.

2015 is shaping up to be another weird, tough year.  Many members of my family are having operations in the coming year, as well as a friend.  I'm doing a lot of worrying about people.  I know everyone will come out good but it is still difficult.

Our son and his girlfriend will be getting married this year which I'm thrilled about.

I wanted to get some painting done in the house last year but things ended up being too crazy.  Hopefully, I will get it done this year.  I have a new bedroom set picked out, if only I can get that room painted so I can buy it.

Who knows what else will transpire this year but I'm hoping the good will outweigh the bad. 

So no goals or resolutions this year, I'm just going to hang on, heh, heh. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


The Ohio State won the national championship.   I still couldn't watch it all the way through.  I kept flipping the TV on and off, heh, heh.  I've been let down so many times by Ohio professional teams but the Bucks came through. 

Good job BUCKS!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sometimes it's just your fault

and it's mine, ugh.

I knew we were having trouble with our drain, by the stationary tub, in the basement, before we went on vacation in December.  I thought I'll call when we get back.  Then there was Christmas, New Years and I didn't bother. 

Around 3 yesterday, I was doing a load of laundry and saw the water wasn't draining well.  I flushed the toilet down there and up came more water from the drain.

I figured it was going to be the weekend and we would be stuck if it got worse.  The rubber was meeting the road with this pretty quick so I called the city.  They sent guys out to clean it from the street.  I was happy, thrilled until dum, da, da, dum, they flooded the laundry room.

It wasn't really their fault, they were determined, had a challenge to get it unblocked.  We had to keep turning on every faucet in the house and flushing the toilets.  I kept telling hippie to tell them to stop when I saw what was happening down the basement but he didn't.  I said we should just call a plumber and get it cleaned from the inside since that was where it seemed to be blocked now.  They kept thinking they would get it unstopped.

Finally, admitting defeat they gave up.  Luckily, they called the county to come.  They said not to expect them until late.  Surprisingly they came pretty quick.  It took them less then 10 minutes to get it unclogged.  The city guys had done most of the work but because of the way the sewer pipes are they couldn't get to where the paper was clogging it.

I was happy, thrilled, dum, da, da, dum, except for the mess down the basement.  Thankfully, hippie is taking care of it.  There's a bunch of stuff in the stationary tub that will need to be washed.  Right now, he is washing the floor with bleach.  

This isn't the first time this has happened but not to this extent.  Hopefully, I learned my lesson.