Thursday, October 23, 2014

10 Things I Like To Do When I'm Alone

In no particular order.

Sudoku puzzles
Play my Ukulele
Play video games.  Mostly card, puzzle, or collection.
Write stories
Jigsaw puzzles
Sew
Make Miniatures - Doll house stuff.
Read
Handy Craft - Knit, Crochet, make Lace
Watch TV shows or movies on video

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10 of My Favorite Things in Music

Classical music - Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major.

http://youtu.be/GAkw_Wi4yIo

Classical Dark - Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saens

http://youtu.be/9CHqhsMP80E

Fun - Anything by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

http://youtu.be/pLgJ7pk0X-s?list=PLy-nEelStADPlE9Bl76hHieQzedJv9yOE

Popular/Personal Empowerment - Katy Perry’s - Wide Awake

http://youtu.be/k0BWlvnBmIE

Bluegrass - Nickel Creeks - The Lighthouse’s Tale

http://youtu.be/ARIr6S_0lAQ

Christian pop - Evanescence - Missing

Odd Entertaining Music Videos - OkGo

http://youtu.be/Y8cuuP4Jmio

Bette Midler - I think its Gonna’ Rain Today by Randy Newman

http://youtu.be/HToASBoxkdI

Invoke Memories - Moody Blues

http://youtu.be/cjImFYf2Vzc?list=RDcjImFYf2Vzc

To play on the Ukulele - Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 of My Favorite Flowers.

Continuing this 10 things for 10 days in the 10th month thing.

In no particular order.  And there are ever so many more for ever so many different reasons.

Flowers
Violets - wild flower
Wisteria Vine
Calla Lily
Lavender
Roses - but never pink
Dragon Flower
Snap Dragon
Honey Suckle vine in winter.
Bleeding Heart
Venus Flytrap

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10 things you didn’t know about me.

I. One of my grandfather’s jobs was being on a roller derby team.
2. I was once a backup singer in my mother’s country western band.
3. The 3rd finger on my right hand was almost completely cut off but was successfully reattached.
4. I was a tenor in glee club but pinch hit as a soprano.  Because I was the only one in the group that could reach high ‘C’ and beyond.
5. I have 5 dogs buried in our pet cemetery.
6. I am the oldest of a 6 kid family.
7. I’ve had surgery 7 times in my life.  None cosmetic.
8. I had 8 boyfriends between my first and second marriages.
9. I was in the Girl Scouts for 9 years.
10. Our pet cemetery has 10 pets in all buried there.

Friday, October 17, 2014

I did have a plan…

Mountain Man, (Otherwise known as my husband.) went away for a week and a half with some of his friends to a conference.  This was a good thing for me.

I had lots of plans for crafts, and autumn cleaning, tea parties, day trips to places he doesn’t like to go like costume and oddity shops and such things.  And blogging, blogging, blogging.

This of course did not happen.  Because I had a plan.

What you need to know is that if I make plans, the universe laughs and spits in my face.

1. So my beloved, best pal of mine, dog got all mental and suddenly was scared of me.  He wouldn’t listen and ran from my presents.  Trembled and collapsed when I spoke to him.  Wouldn’t even eat if I was in the room.  Very strange as I did nothing to or around him for this to happen.

I had to take much time reprogram him to trust me again.

2. My heart started to act up due to a stomach thing that messed my electrolytes.

No driving for a few days.

3. I opened my mail to find a letter from one of my health care services telling me that they were hacked and my info was stolen.

No end of time in finding out if this was in fact true and getting ID protection.

4. The radiator in the car died.

Still further no driving, or shopping, or getting out in the real world.


Mountain Man is home now happy and relaxed from his get away.

I have a cold in my head.  The dog is fat and happy from being over fed treats.  And I still need my vacation.

But I'm back to my regular real life.  I’m canning vegetables from the garden, getting to the autumn cleaning around Mountain Mans activities, exercising the dog, and blowing my red sore nose.  Cough! Wheeze!

Next time he goes away I’m not making any plans.  And who knows I just might enjoy the heck out of it.  Its happened before.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Well we made it.  Woot!  Woot!  

I have been married to Mountain Man for 25 years.

This was not always a given.  My breast cancer and a few heart attacks could have gotten in the way and we are both getting older.

This was a second marriage for both of us.  It fits us.  We would not have been a fit for a first together.  We needed to live, learn, grow and change to make this fit.

And who else would put up with us but each other?  Ha, ha!

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring.  But I do know that this was a landmark in my life hard won and much appreciated.

Here’s to Us!