Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big Time Slacker

Yes that’s me Big Time Slacker. Don’t really have any excuse just didn’t fit it into my not so busy schedule. 

To bring you up to date on my not so busy life:  The job front is still looking bleak. We still don’t have a floor planner for our campers.  I go in once a week to open the mail, pay some bills and clean up after my boys.  We’ve applied to several banks still not luck on a bank taking our company on!  As I told most of you I want to retire next year, but if it keeps going the way it is I may retire this year only without social security.  I have a 401K but don’t want to dip into it as the stock market already has!!Hopefully I can draw low earnings or unemployment for a year??? Boy that’s wishing huh?

I’ve just about got all my spring cleaning done, I know its only February, but when spring comes I will be outside working on my flower beds and yard.  The weather has been hard on the landscape this winter, but I love the challenge of putting it back into shape. This is a picture of our last snow fall.DSCN2228 When we got this snow our neighbors Kentucky got ice and so many homes were with out power for several weeks and then last week we had this bad wind storm and again all of us were without power for a while. We were lucky we didn’t loose power.  However I did loose the tire covers on my camper still can’t find them!  LOL

My riding mower this past summer was using oil, not leaking but seems like I had to add oil every week.  So hubby and I loaded it up and took it to the dealer we purchased it from.  I thought I had owned it for about 5 or 6 years and the dealer pulled my card and I purchased it in 1998!!! Wow I could not believe that I’ve had that mower for 11 years!  Not bad then since this is the first time I’ve had it in the shop.  So I told the repairman to check everything out to just make sure I would be ready for the first grass cutting.  Yes I get excited cutting grass, in addition to the work of it, I love to sit on my porch and look at the results when I’m done.

Yes I am soooooooooo ready for spring and summer.  This has been a long winter and so cold.  I have a new humming bird feeder I got for my birthday and I can’t wait to put it up and watch those little guys feed from it.  I also feed the other birds all year long.  Hayden enjoys seeing the birds feed so needless to say they are eating good this winter.

Yesterday hubby, youngest daughter and I went shopping.  We all had a great time. She helped me pick out new linens for my bed and it was so much fun seeing her finding everything I need to put it all together.  This morning I actually put it all together and it turned out great or so I think. What do you think?  As you can see blues and yellows are my favorite colors.DSCN2232 I know it looks old fashion but I just like the simple looking things.  My bedroom suite is from the early 50’s, a inheritance from one of our Aunt and Uncle who we took care of until they passed away several years ago.  One day I will write about that experience.

Ok, I will not bore you any longer and I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope you all had a great one.

One more thing I wrote this blog on windows live writer and if I get it over to my other site I will be so happy and Jane will be proud of me. LOL

Until Later,

Friday, January 30, 2009


Hi Dear Friends,
Sorry I have not posted on blogger lately, just been busy taking care of the sick. I did post on spaces today too, still haven't been able to get the hang of live writer, again need to read more!! Lord how I hate new stuff, but I love you guys over here too, so if you are interested here's whats happening in my part of the world!!!
"Slutting" is my new word when its snowing and sleeting at the same time, can you tell I have been cooped up for too long? I have been in this house taking care of the sick and watching it snow, sleet and/or both therefore "slutting". Ok, I'm done with that word.
I was so thankful I did not get that stomach flu and I might add it affected your bottom too!!! Hubby , grand daughter and Hayden all had it and yup you guessed it I was the official care taker. I hope I never see another person throw up for a long time!!! Especially at 3:00 am!!!
I didn't get it don't know why but am thankful, although Hubby made this remark I was too damn mean to get it!! what ever works is what I say. They are all doing better, it hit little Hayden real hard and he is still not 100% yet.
Although I have not worked in two weeks I have been keeping myself busy, In addition to cleaning poop, throw up, washing sheets etc; I manage to take down the old wall paper in little bathroom, paint and re-wall paper, made two afghans and cleaned out two closets!!!! I also made a dent in my office too, had to before I start doing taxes!!!
I did get out of the house today, went into our little town and yes I went to H*ll Mart and picked up supplies for the next snow that is suppose to hit on Monday!! Oh Joy!! I ran into an old friend and asked how are you doing and he pulled off his hat and showed me this big bump on his head and I might add it was scraped and blue, yup you guessed it "slutting" got him. Hit that snow and sleet in his driveway. He said he had a scan and everything was ok, but boy did it look bad. Ok, I was not through with the "word".
The pictures of snow are in my back yard and notice the tree with the red cardinal in it. They just stand out against all that snow and ice.
Ok, I hope everyone has a great weekend and your team wins the Super Bowl.
As Ever

Friday, January 16, 2009

Catch UP

Ok, I'm still on spaces and I apologize for not posting sooner over here, and my excuse is I can hardly get one blog going and then I feel so bad for not posting here after all the trouble my friend June went through to get me here, so with that being said let me catch you up if you are interested.

My Christmas with my sister was wonderful, we had a great time and she got me into walking, yes she walks everyday and not to miss a moment with her I walked too and now I'm addicted to it. I'm walking about two miles a day weather permitting.

Speaking of weather, it is so cold here this morning, its -2 degrees below zero. I know its colder in other parts of this great country, but thats cold for here . Brrrrrrrrrr.

Our New Years was good. I didn't make any resolutions, because I don't think I could keep them so why say something you're not going to do???

The new car did great going on my trip to my sisters. It got 40 miles to the gallon, and it really has the get up and go. Why is it with new cars they are sitting ducks for mishaps?? Its like there is a new car lets see if we can mess with it. What messed with mine was our basketball goal!! It fell over on it and dinged the hood down to the bare metal. Now I have to get the whole hood painted. Lets see the car is two months old! With that being said I thought OK now nothing else is going to happen to it because it has a ding!!! Not!! Went bowling Monday night and WV is known for its pot holes, well hubby hit the mother of pot holes and being the high tech car it is it told us in a constant beep :"you have a flat tire" over and over!!! So we pull over into a parking lot of a business so we could see how to change this tire!! Well thank goodness our son-in-law was with us, because hubby and I would have never gotten it changed on our own. It took the three of us to get this job accompolished. I read the book, son-in-law got the tire out of the trunk and hubby tried to figure where the jack went!!! After about 30 minutes and freezing it was changed!! It has all of this anti theft stuff even on the wheels??? On Tuesday took the tire to the tire shop and yes it had a big hole in it and $167.00 later I had a new tire!!! Ok , that is only two things, bound to be a third, because everything happens in three's!!!

To catch you up on the job front, I'm only working 1 day a week for now. We still don't have a bank to finance our campers, but we have a couple of good prospects. Keep your fingers crossed. However I am enjoying my time at home, getting a lot of stuff done to the house. Clearing clutter mostly!!!

Hayden is doing great, we had to take him to the Dr. last week he has caught a bad cold, but other than that he is so busy. Busy getting into every cabinet and thats when I see OMG you need to clean that out, so in his little way he is helping.

Benji is fine and his fur has grown back out and he looks good again. He and Hayden are best buds. Benji is so protective of him. The picture is of Hayden making sure Benji eats. I say picture because I have no idea where it will land on this blog??? Ok, I see it in the center of this post!!

My one friend told me how to do this and of course I did not retain that information.

Oh I almost forgot I turned another year older , not a bad birthday, in fact it was great. I got to spend it with my three kids and we all went out to eat and also is a picture for you to see the kids and me. Kids , they are all grown and I love them very much. They are so much fun.

Ok, you are caught up , even though I don't post very often I do check in on all of you. I also wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and may 2009 be the best ever for you.

As Ever,


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Two Timing

Yes I am two timing. If I delete spaces I loose everything, so I guess I will hang on to it for a while, just to make sure I can keep up with my space friends. I've grown so fond of all of them I can't just give them up. Some say its hard to comment here and then like everything else when they don't hear from you they forget you??? So, for just a little while I will keep my other space open until I get all of this figured out> Yup two timing Pat!!!

I had to work yesterday , really slooooooooow!!! Not a good time of year for the RV business. To top everything else our floor planner is put a freeze on all RV dealership accounts and what this means we can not purchase any new campers at this time!!! I guess GE is feeling the economy crunch also? This freeze is nation wide!! So how are we suppose to stay in business if we have no campers to sell. We are looking for new floor planners but so far the answer has been the same we are not taking on any new accounts. So I may well be unemployed by the first of the year. Just have to wait and see. I only have one more year to work can you believe this?

I got the last of my Christmas presents wrapped today and put up wreaths on my windows for holiday decorations. Thats about all I'm going to do since I won't be here for Christmas. It was a warm 54 degrees here today and made my job outside so great. Tuesday all that is suppose to change, a big old cold front coming!!!

We didn't have Hayden this weekend and we so miss that little guy when he is not here. He is walking anywhere he wants to go now. He is into everything. But every now and then he shuts down as Benji, and here they are resting . I wanted to put that picture here but haven't figured that out yet!!! I'll figure this out later.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

To Delete or Not to Delete

Well yesterday I went to close spaces and I don't know if I went to the wrong place or what , but it said if I deleted I would loose my email account, messenger and so on and so on? So what I'm asking all my smart blogging friends is was I in the wrong place to delete? I just want to close my space account not everything else. Before the so so upgrade I knew exactly what to do now looks like I could delete my whole self!!! Help.

Today is Saturday and I'm working sorta of, you see its so slow, but someone had to open the store today and since my boss is out of town I got the job!!! So here I sit, pondering whether to delete or not to delete!!! LOL

We got some snow this week, not a lot but enough to close the schools here in the county. This morning it is cold its 12 degrees when I left to come to work. Suppose to warm up and hopefully I can get my Christmas Wreaths on my windows. That is all the decorating I'm doing this year since I'm not going to be home for Christmas.

I've got most of my shopping done, just a few stocking stuffers I need for the kids and I'm done. I finally got all my cards done too and mailed!!! I don't know why it takes me so long to do cards, but I feel I have to write a note in each one to my relatives I don't get to see very often and it takes so much time. I just put it off until its like hey you've got to get this done.

Hayden is growing like a weed and he is walking very well, doesn't fall as much as he use to when he first started. Now with walking he is into everything, keeps hubby and I on our toes keeping up with him. I did put up a little tree for him and he loves it, he just loves the lights and trimmings. I lift him up and let him touch it everyday and he gets the biggest old grin on his face.

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and running nose!! No No I can't catch a cold I want to go home for Christmas, so I've been spraying the throat , taking medication and everything else I can think of to make this go away!!!!
I added pictures of my minature schnauzers I lost last year for a fellow blogger who wanted to see a picture of them. Auntie Jane This is Liem and Homer. I lost Homer 8-11-2007 and Liem 12-23-2007. They were the best.
Liem is the larger and Homer is the small one.

Well as you can tell nothing much happening with me this week, hope you all are having a great weekend.

Take Care,

Hugs, Pat

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm Here

Hello everyone, and I want to thank one of my friends for not letting me quit blogging, she insisted and I'm so glad she did because I don't think I could walk away from all of you.
Of course you all know this is Miss So Not June Cleaver!! God love her.

I'm trying to figure everything out, may take me a while but I will get there. I just wanted to post and tell you all how welcome I feel being here. Thanks for the hospitality.

I'm still working, usually laid off by this time of year but things are going well despite the economy? Tomorrow I am off and I plan on doing just a little decorating on the outside. I'm not doing a lot on the inside because as most of you know I'm going to my sisters for Christmas this year. I hate leaving Hayden , and the kids and grandkids, but it has been 30 years since I've been home for Christmas and this is the year I'm going!!! I am very excited about going, sharing memories with my sister when we were children and I think Mom will like it too.

I still have a few presents to buy and get wrapped and hopefully I will accompolished this feat this weekend???

For those of you who don't know me very well, I am an avid dog lover. Its been almost a year since I lost my last dog and I still miss them so. Not to avail I now have Benji who too was also a rescue and I love him dearly. Still can't find the right hair cut for him but still trying, although I revoked Hubby's dog grooming license a couple of weeks ago!!! He is finally growing out again. When I learn how to post a picture I will.

Ok, don't want to bore you to death with my first post, take care and know that I am so happy to be here .
As Ever,

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Home

I was going to give up on blogging. But my pushy friend, June, would not let me! So, here I am! June said she would miss me so much if I quit blogging and I just couldn't disappoint her! You know she drinks a little too much wine, every now and then, and I was afraid I would push her into being a full blown wino if I left the blogosphere. So..........hang around with me, won't you?