Monday, September 30, 2013

TIME FOR A BREAK...

I TURNED 60 YESTERDAY....AND AS A GIFT I WAS  FLYING TO COLORADO FOR 11 DAYS...HAD THE TIME OFF LINED UP...DOGS WERE GOING TO STAY AT SISTERS, PLANS ALL SET...

AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT....


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I FELL FROM THE ATTIC N.....













BROKE BOTH MY ARMS...
SO FOR 10 WEEKS I WILL BE WEARING CASTS...AND UNABLE TO DO A DARN THING EXCEPT FINGER TYPE...AND SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS...

I HAD TO CANCEL MY TRIP...I WAS LEAVIN THIS FRIDAY...BUT NOW THEY R COMIN HERE TO TAKE CARE OF ME...
BE VERY SPECIFIC WHEN ASKING THE UNIVERSE FOR A 'BREAK'...


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simple Things Make Life Grand!!

I'm been having some problems leaving comments on my some of your blogs when I use Google Chrome there is no publish button, and IF I try to create a post using Internet Explorer it wont allow me to type in the post window unless I use HTML mode...HOLY COW, life is def getting more complicated by the minute..so I have to keep simple in the front of my mind...


I love these 2 solar buddies they sit on the dashboard of my car, and they dance all day in the sun...they have all the right moves no matter if I'm listening to oldies, country n western, or pop!
Although I know it seems all I do is work work work, and that is true---BUT sometimes I relax! Like this past Sunday morning...I decided to make myself a nice Southwest Grill for breakfast..



For me this is a luxury as I normally eat my breakfast standing at the counter, which makes me crazy but it beats going without...so I have sauteed red potatoes with skins on, red pepper, onion, and some big juicy blackberries on the side, 2 pieces of wheat toast with Choke Cherry Jelly made by the loving hand of my big sister and mailed to me all the way from Colorado!!


I took it onto the front porch it was quiet and cool and sunny too....OH and I added a glass of OJ,,,,and the cool thing is the glass, it belonged to my Grandmother....so its special.  Most of her glasses arrived as jelly jars or in boxes of Quaker Oatmeal, and sometimes in the big boxes of Soap Powder she bought.  We have quite a collection of her glasses, that we inherited, simple and elegant.

I love to use this particular one..Then I added some of my favorite reading material...I absolutely love this magazine and I read it cover to cover every month and I save each issue...ONE day I plan to enjoy some of those Scenic Drives and Hikes that are featured in each issue!


This issue is all about where to find Super Leaf color in Autumn.  I think AZ is an awesome place.  I have always enjoyed going there...OH and that knife has been in my Mom's cutlery drawer for mannnny years.  Its imitation bone handle probably from the late 60's still strong and sturdy!!

Although I was alone there on the porch, others past n present helped to make my simple Sunday breakfast a special treat!!
AND its NOT as big a harvest as Steve and Jennifer's but here's my harvest for this week...I think I see a face in there??


... whats for breakfast at your place?







PEACE

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Day After Friday the 13th!!

Recall last week I was painting this bedroom..well now the painting is 99.9% done...because at the twilight minute I RAN OUTTA PAINT.........GRRRR..



This color doesn't photograph very well its not green, its more of a khaki....


 and as I said I wanted to replace the sliding closet doors with bi-fold ones because it gives better clearance to the closet, you can get STUFF in/out easier!! SO here are the directions....and the little plastic bag of PARTS holy cow.....ah-okay whats this?





In every language known to mankind...Notice on the box it says 3 easy steps?
Then there is the list of tools needed...here's my pile of tools..






The tool on the bottom of the pile is for PLAN B.... in case ALL ELSE FAILS
...no the real reason its there is IM ABOUT TO GO POSTAL....I mean go to the post office...because on that same morning the Post Office sent one of my ebay packages BACK TO ME..its in a flat rate envelope, it has flat rate shipping label attached, a postal note on it that reads---- (Return to Sender NOT FLAT RATE)?----- WTH? SAYS WHO? IF IT FITS IT SHIPS right??? Up to 70 lbs? This package weights 6 lbs. I'm trying to get over it, but UNTIL IM standing at that Post Office Window, and getting an explanation from the Postmaster... I can't calm down!! No this tool will NOT be in involved in that conversation...
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A little dry fit and then I realized....


The bi-folds I got are 29 and 1/2 inches wide each, I got 2 sets, directions say keep at least 1/4 inch clearance on each side so it can clear the facing when its opening and closing....so I measured...MINE is gonna be "YIKES" 1/2 an inch too wide on both sides...
WHAT??? Now the tool on the bottom of the pile is starting to call my name...
"go ahead make my day" (a little worse if possible!!) 


SO the only thing to do was BLOW A HOLE IN THE (*&^% ) doors



or CUT 1/2 inch off each one! ( I know what you're thinking... did she cut it with the rifle?)  

NO I DIDN'T, I was feeling LUCKY so I used the circular saw....cut the side that fits next to the wall...does it look off? 



THE knobs that came with the doors are ridiculous, just a bare wood round knob, and there's no pre-drilled hole??What the??... so I've gotta drill a hole and put on knobs, I have some knobs that may work, but need longer screws to attach with ..Now I have to paint these and the room door you see up in the photo above, give the room a good cleaning....then its ready for the furniture to go back in...I just pushed it to the middle of the room while painting, and some of the furniture in here doesn't even belong in the bedroom...everything is a mess!  Its coming together tho, slowly but surely!! Im starting from the back and working my way to the front.... A bit dirty, and bit hairy, but I DID IT!!!



PEACE

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sept already?

On Labor Day, I labored! I picked up all this deadwood that Ive been tossing into piles all yr! I love trees, but boy they make a mess! AND there is TONS more to be moved large ones too...but for now Im doing the small stuff I can lift by myself...Even though this is organic matter, its also fire starter, so Im taking it to the dump. I am one of those people who LOVES to go to the dump.  There is always something interesting there...






I am back to painting, do you remember this room? The one with umpteen layers of wallpaper on it? Well my marvelous sister stripped it while she was here. AND not only did she strip the paper she spackled the spots and got the room ready for painting, so this is where IM at today...



I would like to change these sliding doors to bifold doors, the sliding doors dont give as good an access as the bi-folds...Ive had both and prefer the bi-folds.  I saw some second hand ones at The Habitat Store, but they wanted $30? 




All's well that ends well!



PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.