Friday, August 31, 2012

A gallon of milk costs?

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You know, I have know idea. I don't buy my milk by the gallon, but a half-gallon costs nearly $4, so I would hate to think what a gallon costs. Guess I had better check it out next time I go to the store, huh?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I absolutely refuse to watch

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any new (or old for that matter) reality show. I have enough reality in my life, that I don't need to see a bunch of people arguing, bickering and making fools of themselves on television. I watch television to be entertained or educated.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I would love to learn more about

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my camera. I really need to take some classes on utilizing my DSLR and my new lens more effectively. Maybe next month when Pan's sisters come to town, I can talk my sister into taking a class with me if PPS is offering one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paying it forward

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today? Probably not. Not much chance of that when your days just melt into one another and you have the same contacts from day to day.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Highest point

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was getting up and getting this post out. LOL. But later it will be helping Indy with his homework on Skype. Love seeing that boy even if he can come up with more excuses for procrastination than any person I know.

Redoing the Leu Garden pages. Didn't like the green. After many bumps in the road, I finally finished the two pages. I think I like them much better now. The redo of page two will be tomorrow.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Learning curve

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I really don't know what I will learn today, as it will probably be much like every other Sunday, other than we will be driving home soon (I hope). Once there I will sit back with a good book, maybe go to the store to get something for dinner, scrap on the computer or watch Pan play video games.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My mom and sister

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will have the biggest influence on my day, today. As shortly we will be heading over so that Pan can spend time with his parents and a friend and I will get to spend the day with my mother and hopefully my sister trying out my new 70-300 telezoom lens that I got for my birthday.

And mom, happy anniversary. Love you.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Haven't won in a while

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Probably because I haven't tried to win anything lately. Haven't bought lotto tickets, participated in any gaming (i.e. poker, etc) or been taken to sit through a geek conference with Pan. If he could take me in, he always would, because I almost always won a door prize.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Waiting in Line

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to pay for groceries. We have those self-serve lines, but every time I have used them, I ended taking longer than had I just waited in line. Though all be told, my groceries would probably be packaged better if I did it myself.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The question should be what was the last

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unhealthy thing I have done for myself. I eat right, take my medications on schedule, take vitamins, extra calcium and fish oil (all with my doctor's okay). Only drink two cups of coffee a day, mostly. Drink lots of water. A glass of wine with dinner. I probably should exercise more, that is the thing I really need to work on.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

There seems to be nothing of interest

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in my refrigerator. It was always full to the brim with the kids here, because they were always hunger. But with just Pan and I, not so much. While they are here I do a week or more in one shopping trip. Now it's pretty much a day to day thing. Enough to last from Thursday to Monday and then Tuesday through Wednesday. I try to do most of my shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For two reasons, really. One I pretty much pass the store on my way home and secondly, the WD constantly has groups of kids bagging on the weekends to raise money for their organizations. I commend their dedication to the community, but please every single weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. I quit carrying cash with me, because I just can't afford it. If some of the other stores would also take up the banner, then maybe they could cut back.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Oh good, it's Monday

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Don't work on Monday so Monday is my Sunday. Which means I can sleep in (if I did that sort of thing). Wear pajamas all day. Just relax. Yep, it's oh good, it's Monday.

NOTE TO SELF: Spoke too soon. Didn't sleep in, didn't wear pj's all day and definitely no relaxing. Cat stuck his rear in my face at six. Had to get dressed and run to the vets to get a prescription for the cat's FOOD. And when I came out of the grocery stored with a basket full of food, it started raining. Tonight we have to go get said cat's food and pick up a new filter for the refrigerator. Maybe tomorrow at work will be more relaxing.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


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I think my biggest phobia is being upside down. I started to say roller coasters, but that is not necessarily true. I just don't like being upside down on a roller coaster. And even that is not necessarily true as I don't mind being upside down in a virtual roller coaster.

So.... I think my biggest phobia is being upside down on a roller coaster that is open and outside.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pan lights up my life

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each and every morning. And he will always be the first person I see on a weekend morning (unless the boy is here, in which case, he will probably be the first as he is waking me up).

Friday, August 17, 2012

8 at the most

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Four miles to work and four miles back. That is, of course, unless we go out tonight. Then that might change, but not significantly. Unless we drive all the way out to Beefs for lemon pepper chicken (unlikely) as Pan will not be ordering it from the one just around the corner anytime soon. Long story, for another time.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I hope no one was looking when...

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I was walking around with a baby q-tip (one of those honking big ones that you can't get into the ear canal, if you tried) sticking out of my ear, looking like Fred (or was it George) in the last HP movie. While I didn't have an ear infection, I did have a slight wax build-up, which drove my doctor to distraction because she couldn't get it out. So I was having to use ear drops to loosen and remove said build-up, ergo the q-tip.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Peanut Butter

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Okay, I'll admit it. Peanut butter is not on my list of top 10 favorite foods, probably not even on my top 100. But I eat it just about every day. Almonds, peanuts and cinnamon are your best friend if you happen to be diabetic (I found out last year I was). And that includes boiled peanuts (yum) and peanut butter (easy). So even though it is not a favorite, I will continue to have a spoonful of peanut butter on my bread for years to come.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tiny feet

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I have small feet. Size 6 shoes. I can still my granddaughter's or could until her feet got too big. LOL. They make all kinds of shoes for my size and I am not a shoe hog. Only three pairs. Tennies, ballet slippers and wedgies.

Monday, August 13, 2012

QVC and Old Navy

are on my list of people I owe money to. New vacuum on it's way and school clothes for the kids. Soon, they will be paid off, right? Just in time to need something else.

Beaches N Cream ©Kristmess; Scraplift of Liberty McDonald Cameron's Hey Girlfriend
Okay, I decided to keep it. The more I looked at it the more I liked the colors and the way it all went together. So this is the finished product complete with journaling and a hands off to Liberty McDonald Cameron whom I scraplifted it from.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Voicemail

Beaches N Cream (c)Kristmess Designs
Gotta love those texts don't you? The ones that tell you, you missed a call. Duh.... Well in my case it's because I have another voice mail service, because, although I love T-mobile, their voicemail is lousy.

This is my last scrap page for a few days. I have been trying to organize and scan in pictures. Arghhhhh. This page is one that is in the works. Not sure if I like it or not. As you can see I still have the "word art wordart...." where the journaling should go.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My day was only a 5 at best

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This is day 7 since the kids have left. I miss them so much. Can't wait for Christmas. Maybe we can talk the daughter into coming home for Halloween. Probably not as she will be studying extra hard since this is her last year. I'm rooting for her. Hear that kiddo, that's your mom....

Friday, August 10, 2012

Always looking up to my mom

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Though I may have to rescind that if she keeps whooping me at Words with Friends, LOL. I always thought I was pretty good at grammar, words and spelling, but she is showing me just how much I don't know. And the words she comes up with. OMG... Some of them I have never even heard of. (I think she's cheating, hehehe).

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Always the compromise

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I really don't like confrontation so will almost always compromise in one form or fashion. But then I think most of us do the same. Just don't ask me to compromise my family... won't do it. Never.

Sorry about the blurry pictures on the pages, but, duh, I didn't take a camera with me on my honeymoon or 1st anniversary. So I downloaded similar pictures from the Internet to go with the stories.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Not much of risk taker

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But since we are on a trips quest for my next book, I guess I will start with marrying Pan. I really don't know when or where the relationship changed, but am not going to start arguing with fate now. It is a great adventure with lots of fun and an occasionally storm on the horizon. Just the right mixture for a perfect marriage. 

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

As always, my thoughts

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always go to the grands and what a great summer we had. I'm so looking forward to their next trip here. Most likely in December, but who knows. They have been known to show up for Halloween. Still I miss them terribly and wish I could see them more often. Oh yeah, there's always skype.

Monday, August 06, 2012

I created another Scrapbook

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page today, now I just have to start getting them posted again. This time I'm working on a vacation book. One that is comprised of the trips Pan and I have taken over the years. Disney World, Orlando; Universal, Orlando; Las Vegas; Atlanta and New Orleans. There should be enough material for a book, I would think.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

I really need to get back into

the habit of regular exercise. I think it would help if I had an exercise buddy, say Pan (like that is going to happen). But in the end it all comes down to me.

On another note, the grands have left. It seems a little harder this time because Indy now realizes what is happening and spent last evening upset and on the verge of tears because he didn't want to leave.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I wish I could say the last gift I gave

was to the Bug, it was actually to Pan for our anniversary. Flowers and a card. I really need to change that. Do something different. Maybe a night at a really nice hotel. I'll work on it for next year. :)


Friday, August 03, 2012

I sure hope that I remember

to call Bug tomorrow and wish her a happy birthday. That would be a big accomplishment and one that I really want to follow through with. (But just in case.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUG/ROOSTER).

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I hate letting go of anything

but I believe the relatively new non-stick ceramic pans I bought may be in line for tossing. Long story, but abbreviated version is, that while I followed all the directions that came with them, food sticks. Like super glue. I had to through out a whole batch of pancakes. Not a happy camper here.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Grilled Cheese Sammiches

is probably what I will be having for lunch. Seems to be a favorite of the boy, but while he will get peaches and chips with his, I'll have an orange and a glass of milk, along with some peanuts or pistachios. No wonder I'm as soft as 18 pillows.