Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Every once in a while.....

a commercial comes on TV that makes me laugh out loud. The following is one of those commercials. I hope it affects you the same way as we all need a good laugh on a regular basis.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

This is kind of strange.......or not

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Because a lot of people in my comments said they got the same card and thought maybe that it was the only one offered, I retook this test, and answered everything offbeat and opposite of what I really feel and did get a different card, so there is more than just the "moon" card in the deck. Maybe everyone who got the moon card is a Pisces like me?...or not. Anyway, its just for fun.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Do This Sometimes.....

Many years ago I saw this picture in a magazine. It was a postage stamp size picture and was advertising a tapestry for sale. I really loved the colors and interpreted it as a representation of these "older" ladies gossiping up a storm on their shopping day in the village. I drew it, using the tiny one as a guide. I named it "Social Network". Its done in pastels (chalk) because I can work with that pretty good. I am terrible with oils or watercolors.

Its 38 degrees here and, according to the weather map, we have snow coming....its 3 counties west of us. A good day to snuggle down inside and maybe read for a while. I still have some laundry to do, but I can read while the machine does the work. I surely would be in a mess if I had been born back in the day when there was no such thing as electricity. I have the utmost respect for the Amish. Although if we didn't have a TV or a computer, think of the extra time we all would have.

My granddaughter, who is in kindergarten, has missed several days of school along with about 10 others from her class. Seems as though a "single dad" brought his child to school sick because he didn't want to miss work. Needless to say, the whole class was exposed and now every mom of every sick child from that room has it out for that dad. I can picture them with torches and weapons, circling his house, ready to spill blood. (shades of Frankenstein) My daughter has cleaned up so much puke that she's practically traumatized by the whole ordeal. Who knew that such a small child could expel such large quantities. Heaven help that poor single dad if my daughter ever comes across him. It won't be a pretty sight.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This n' that.....

Picture it....the 1960's...in America. The scent of Patchouli hangs in the air, the music of that era says so much. Hmmmm. This is the feeling I'm getting today here at home, minus the Patchouli....which I love by the way.

I am dressed in sweatshirt and black leggings (my favorite casual outfit), headphones on my head with an mp3 player clipped to my shirt. The music from the 60's and 70's takes me back as I sway with the beat. I have made myself a mixed drink and am sipping it as I'm cleaning house. Laundry going, dishes getting washed and tables being dusted. Beef stew in the crockpot, making the whole house fragrant and giving off an air of coziness. Today I've been blessed with a rare bout of energy. I don't know where its coming from but I'm not questioning it or wasting it....I'm using it as fast as I can for I don't know when I'll get it again. I've worked over 60 hours these past two weeks (part-time) and I should be tired but instead I feel energized. Its cold outside....gloomy and raining, making a mess of all the leaves carpeting the ground.

To say I've let my house go during all this outside work is an understatement. I'm hoping I'll be able to get it back in shape in these two days that I have off. Thankfully, next week I go back to my two day a week schedule for a couple weeks, then I have to fill in for another person's vacation. Don't misunderstand, I'm very grateful for the work.....the money will be going to pay my daughter's property taxes to save the house from the forfeiture list. So I'm on a mission. LOL, kind of like the Blues Brothers. Damn those property taxes anyway.

I took my vehicle in and got it winterized. Had the tires checked, oil changed and all fluids topped off. Hopefully that will do the trick and I won't have any repairs. My grandson came over and put all the deck furniture in the garage in preparation of winter. I hear that states west of us have been getting some pretty impressive snow. With all this rain, if we were just a bit colder out, I fear this could be snow also. I'm not ready for it to snow. We had such a brutal winter last time.....I just dread it.

On my way home last night in heavy rush hour traffic I was behind a guy that was driving so erratic that he frightened me. I wanted to get away from him but figured I'd rather have him in front of me than behind me. He crossed the center line several times as well as drifting onto the shoulder. I dug out my phone and was preparing to call and report him but by the time I got the phone out of my purse and turned on, he went a different way than I had to go and so he lucked out. I just hope he got to his destination without causing anyone grief.

Well, my break is over and I must get back to the business of making this house look halfway presentable. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Tell someone you love them.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'll Be So Glad When This is Over.....

I imagine every one of us has been bombarded with campaign ads...to the point where you almost feel like screaming...enough already! One of my personal pet peeves is the dreaded recorded announcement we are subjected to over our home phones. True, you can hang up the phone as soon as you discover what it is and not have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings.....but what if you're at work and these announcements clog up your answering machine. Twice now my machine has been filled to capacity with these unwanted announcements so that if a personal message I really wanted to receive would never come through. Personally, I don't think that this is fair. I can't believe that my unlisted number has made its way to SO MANY people.

We are subjected to filled snail-mailboxes and so many TV campaign ads that you just about know them all by heart. I have even gotten a few emails, but thankfully, not too many.

Amidst all this madness, one simply has to look for some humor. So far, the pickings have been rather slim until Friday night. My daughter called me and was really tickled. She told me that she had just received a recorded campaign call from a person who is running for re-election in our township. The name is well-known to us and is going to get our votes. My daughter went on to tell me that if I received this particular call, to listen to it and not to hang up....that an embarrassing mistake had been made.

Well, it wasn't more than 20 minutes later and I received the call. The person started out with "Hi, this is _________ and I'm running for re-election as your Township _________." It went on to cite all the things this person stood for and has done and also would like to do in the next four years. Then the voice faltered and after a few ahs and ahms.....and the sound of paper being rustled....the voice mumbled something and then said "damnit" and then another voice is heard saying something about didn't you have that written down and then the answer is no and more shuffling of papers and conversation back and forth and then the recording stops.

Oh yes I know....I shouldn't laugh at other people's embarrassing mistakes, but after so many of these irritating calls from so many different people, I was grasping at anything to make me feel better or at least make me smile and I was rewarded. Wow....this person's campaign manager is in some deep trouble I would suspect! I like this person and so I looked up the phone number in the phone book and called them at home and left a message on their answering machine, advising them of the wrong recorded message going out to probably thousands of homes. I ended the message with..."I voted for you, I think you're doing a great job....but you might want to pull this recorded announcement".

I know I'm not the only one who will be soooo glad when this election is over. And no matter who wins, there will be about half the country who is not happy. That, in itself, is going to be a difficult situation.