Saturday, May 14, 2005

Saturday afternoon

Well, it's been a great day here in Western WA.  The temp has hovered right around 70* with the humidty about 100% (not really).  I spent most of the day working in the yard.  I had an old wooden planter that someone had built next to the house years ago.  It was all rotted out and had to go.'s gone!!Replaced by 3 square plastic type planters from Home Depot. But it was a lot of work for an old woman and I've been dreading it.  I'm just glad it's over.  I also got the bedding plants planted in the new planters so they will be beautiful in a few weeks.  I have 5 hanging baskets planted and other pots planted, so now I can sit back and enjoy the fruits of my labor.  I love this time of year..and always buy way too many bedding plants.  I still have some left so will take them over to my daughter's and plant them in her pots.  She had a stroke three years ago, so is not able to get out and do that kind of stuff anymore.   Today was the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our town.  Although I didn't walk in it this time, I had the TV on all day to the local channel that televises it and came in & watched the event from time to time through out the day.  I hope you had a relaxing, fruitful day.  By the way, I did call an old friend this morning, one that I hadn't talked to for about 6 months.  It was good to "catch up."  Take care.....

Friday, May 13, 2005

Friday Morning

Well, Friday the 13th has brought good news to many in Washington State.  Apparently, the military bases in our state had been passed over by the powers that be in the other Washington, as far as closures are concerned.  I feel bad for the bases chosen to be closed,  I have several friends who have been civilian employes on various military bases and the impact for civilians is rough...loosing your job, benefits, etc.

It's a lovely day so far (8:30am), sunny and about 54*. I do have to go to work...I'm working what we fondly refer to as the "stink" shift, 9:30am-6pm.  I like the 9:30am part, it's the 6pm I don't like.  I think a great shift would be 9:30am- 4pm with 8 hours pay of course. The one thing I like about going in a little later is being able to watch my favorite morning show, "Good Morning America."

Have a wonderful day and an even better weekend.  Why don't we all call someone this weekend...someone we haven't talked to in a long time.  Just to say hi and re-connect for a few minutes.  Take care..L

Sunday, May 8, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

Good Sunday Morning and Happy Mother's Day.  I am blessed to have two children, my daughter and husband are the parents of my teenage grandchildren.  And my single 33 year old son is the father to one of my "grandcats."  I exchanged Mom's Day gifts with my daughter and family yesterday and today I'll meet my son at his church for the early service and then he say's he's taking me to lunch.  What more could a mother ask for?  I even got a "Happy Mother's Day" wish from my former husband.  He was always good about remembering Christmas and Mother's was my birthday and our anniversary that stumped him. Oh well.... I'm including Pastor Tim's Cybersalt CleanLaugh for the day.  This is a great website and as a subscriber you get a CleanLaugh every morning.  Please check out his website and have a great day.

"Mom's Special Brownies"

Remove teddy bear from oven and preheat oven to 375.
Melt 1 cup margarine in saucepan.
Remove teddy bear from oven and tell Jr., "No, no."
Add margarine to 2 cups sugar.
Take shortening can away from Jr.  and clean cupboards.
Measure 1/3 cup cocoa.
Take shortening can away from Jr.  again and bathe cat.
Apply antiseptic and bandages to scratches sustained while removing shortening from cat's tail.
Assemble 4 eggs, 2 tsp.  vanilla, and 1-1/2 cups sifted flour.

Take smoldering teddy bear from oven and open all doors and windows for ventilation.

Take telephone away from Billy and assure party on the line the call was a mistake.  Call operator and attempt to have direct dialed call removed from bill.

Measure 1 tsp.  salt, 1/2 cup nuts and beat all ingredients well.
Let cat out of refrigerator.
Pour mixture into well-greased 9x13-inch pan.
Bake 25 minutes.
Rescue cat and take razor away from Billy.
Explain to kids that you have no idea if shaved cats will sunburn.  Throw cat outside while there's still time and he's still able to run away.

FROSTING Mix the following in saucepan:
1 cup sugar
1 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup margarine Take the darn teddy bear out of the broiler and throw it away -- far away.

Answer the door and meekly explain to nice policeman that you didn't know Jr.  had slipped out of the house and was heading for the street.
Put Jr.  in playpen.

Add 1/3 cup milk, dash of salt, and boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.

Answer door and apologize to neighbor for Billy having stuck a garden hose in man's front door mail slot.  Promise to pay for ruined carpet.

Tie Billy to clothesline.

Remove burned brownies from oven.

Collapse and call the baker for delivery.

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Friday, May 6, 2005

My first attempt...

This will be my first entry.  I have been inspired by my daughter and grandgirl.  They both have great journals but then they are home all day to create & write.  I am still working full time and in fact have to be to work in 12 short hours from now. So will make this short & sweet.  One thing I'm looking forward to this summer is my 45th class reunion.  I've only missed one reunion and that was the year I felt I was too "chunky" to go.  The next day, I was so sad that I missed the event.  I made a vow I'd never miss another one. This year...I'm still "chunky" and I have been on the treadmill but I'll go no matter what.  Until next time..