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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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We don't have a lot of counter space in the kitchen.  We've had the Kuerig on the kitchen table but I wanted to get some kind of stand to put it on.

Lo and behold, when I went to Old Time Pottery I found exactly what I needed. What I like about it is the fact that it has two drawers that I can put the coffee, cafe mocha and hot chocolate in.   ( I guess I could have moved the beer cans from behind it, ha!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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Have you ever heard of a Rocksino?  It's the gambling place they put at the Northfield Park Harness Racing place.  Actually it is called The Hard Rock Rocksino.

Ohio was late to the party as far as gambling goes.  For years, gambling was voted down.  Then finally a few years back it was finally voted in to allow it and we moved into this century. They were allowed to put up four casinos; Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati. 

Then the state decided to allow only slots at six horse racing venues.  (Ha, ha)

In August, one of my dinner friends picked the rocksino where we ate at the Hard Rock. I'm not much of a slot player.  One of the friends put in $20, lost a little and then got 600 free spins.  She ended up with this...

Wow, wow, wow.  Magellan started with $20 and ended up with $158.  Me I lost about $35, ha.  At least I wasn't the only one who lost.  I had fun though.

I didn't get a chance to see much of the memorabilia but I did see Eddie Van Halen's motorcycle.

 Also, outfits worn by Shakira, Fergie,Will.I.Am and the best was a red cloak worn by James Brown.  I'm sure it was one of the ones that he used to shake off and they used to pick it up and put it back on him LOL (what a showman he was).

Monday, September 15, 2014


Imagine a boy meets a girl who lives on the same street, marries and are still together 50 years later.  Yay!

Last week (I believe it was September 12th), my cousin and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 

On Sunday, we celebrated with them at Church, a brunch and went back to one of their daughter's homes.

Her sister was 13 at the time and I was 12.  We were junior bridesmaids.  Do they even have those anymore?

Over the years, I'm sure they've had ups and downs but they got through them, together.  They are an inspiration to me. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

43 degrees

We had to get up early this morning. It was freezing in the house.  Yikes, it was 43 degrees when I looked at my phone. 

Holy Smokes!  I had to turn the heat on before we took our showers.  Too cold not to.  At least I know we don't seem to have any issue with the furnace.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


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I don’t know about you but sometimes when I read a book, I skip over some parts.  I usually think it’s too much detail (blah, blah, blah, blah, blah).  Therefore, I get more quickly to the parts I’m really interested in. 

However, listening to audio books, I find I don’t skip things.  (Frankly, because it’s not as easy to do, ha.) 

There’s something about listening to someone else read though that make the parts I normally would have skipped over so much more interesting.  Not always, but mostly. 

How about you?  Do you skip quickly through parts of books when reading if you are not interested or do you trudge through it anyhow?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


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I finally bought a few furniture pieces for the patio.  I've only been wanting to do it since we put the enclosed patio up 2 years ago.  If you've read my previous posts over those years about the patio, we still are having issues with it, ugh.  I think they wore us down though and we just overlook it now.

Anyhow, I bought two chairs and an ottoman.

I had planned on buying 3 but they were kind of on the pricy side.  I chose them because they were primarily made in the United States.  They make the wicker in America and assemble the furniture  also.  The fabric isn't from America but they at least sew the material for the cushions (thus the expense). 

Also, we have a store around here called Old Time Pottery .  I think it's only in the midwest and south.  I bought a couple of rugs that I love.  I am going to look for something more durable for winter though.

The weather has been so gorgeous here most of the summer, I've been able to sit on the patio a lot with the Ipad.  It's been so great that the weather has cooperated for me, lol.