Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Random Ramblings

I  gave blood for the first time last summer and will never forget my type.
Just like all of my school grades, right Mom and Dad?
I do have a bit of catching up to do, though.
  My Dad has donated more than 100 times. 
Wow!
Sugar Plum Fairy started taking English riding lessons several months ago because she wants to learn to jump.
 Ummm...Yay?
Anyway, she forgot to place the cover on her saddle twice.
 After being reminded both times, she was told if she forgot again, she would not be able to use stirrups. 
We created this reminder.
 It is on a string that is hooked on her helmet strap.
When she gets in the car, she hangs it on the seat in front of her.
After her lesson, she sees it and if the cover was not done, she does it.
This couple was in the doctor's office and she was filling out paperwork. 
 Loudly, she exclaimed, "How am I supposed to know the dates of my Ceseareans?!"
Hmmmm...I'm sure glad she's not in charge of MY birthday celebrations.

This was on my phone and I have no idea what it is but I like it.
After running out of water for a week in our domestic well, we were able to lower the pump a whopping 6 1/2 feet. 
We are now at the bottom. 
We have purchased this tank which is now plumbed to the agriculture well...it will be plumbed from there to our domestic well thus allowing water from the ag well to flow from our faucets if and when the need arises.
Our youngest has learned the hard way that if a donut is left unfinished, someone will snag it for themselves.
 She remedied that with this lovely note. 
 Having an older brother makes one resourceful.
We had a yard sale in October and I broke down and sold these chairs.
I bought them with my Mom at Pier 1 when I was pregnant with Chris. 
They were known in our house as the "thinking chairs".
 
 Do you remember "Blue's Clues"?
It was a favorite show in our house when the kids were little.
The chairs needed to be reupholstered in the worst way and I knew I would never do it...so away they went. 
A photo was requested for one last photo for posterity.
It seems that there were other yard sales occurring that weekend.
 Not sure what these folks were selling.
This creation is one of my favorites.
 I plan on putting some molding around the perimeter, but then again, I still have not put up the crown molding in our master bedroom.
We did the painting 10 years ago.
 Don't hold your breathe on the molding on my jewelry board.
This little guy found us several weeks ago. 
Skinny and very timid. 
The other dogs initially did their job at trying to run him off.
 I placed ads and called shelters.
Then my hubby named him.
I fed him.
Smokey defended him and he is now apparently here to stay.
Lollipop Pop has completed her college applications. 
This one had us perplexed. 
 She had already confirmed her California residency...
"I have lived in California since I moved here" and "I don't live in California".
Hmmm...
Mom and I went out to lunch and had a day together with no worries or concerns.
Nothing better.
I received my new contacts. 
They feel wonderful and I haven't sent a weird text since....


People who leave carts in the parking lot drive me batty. 
 Especially when the cart is left next to the return. 
Seriously people. 
Another pet peeve...gas pumps that are not uniform in their placement of the different grades of gas. Regular should be on the left and work its way up to the left.
Am I the only one who hits the incorrect button?
Maybe I just need to slow down and read. 
I wouldn't purchase Supreme gas when I really want regular and I might come home with 4 tomato soup for a specific recipe instead of a random chicken soup residing in the wrong slot.
Maybe those new contacts are to blame?
The written word in my life means the world to me...whether it comes in the form of a note left for me to find after I have prepared breakfast and taken the author to school...
...or my Mom's stuffing recipe.  The splattered, tears and smudges only prove how much I love this.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with my parents last weekend and may I just say that this one in particular was extra meaningful.
 I only wish my sister and her family could have joined us. 

I'm done.
Oh, wait!
Last night, I got to watch my daughter, niece and nephew be inducted into the National Honor Society.
Well, the girls had basketball practice and were a few minutes late, but we could not be more proud of these three.
NOW I'm done.
If you stuck with me through this entire tirade and randomness, you get a brownie point!
Woo Hoo!


1 comment:

Melinda said...

I get brownie points! Laughed out loud at the lady and her caesareans and the note about licking the doughnut was genius! I'm totally gonna use that one!