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S unday morning, and I'm awake early. I was released about 5 pm Friday. The heart ablation went well, or so I was told. Remember, I was given Valium right before going into surgery...so, was pretty well 'looped' during the procedure. The entire process from prepping me to my hospital recovery took about 10 hours. I was really anxious to get home and relax. The surgeons used three areas to work on my heart...one through the neck [which is still the sorest today even] and two --one on each side of the groin area. My neck -bandaged from the entry wound One of three photos The other two, not publishable! All areas are bruising nicely. *giggles* I'm tired. I slept most of the day yesterday. At least from 9:30 on. And right after dinner, I went to bed and slept 'til 4 this morning. Hubby told me it rained most of the day. Hehehehehe, I was zonked. Never heard a thing. A friend of mine sent me a flowering plant slip off her 'mother plant' overnight and
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Everything I participate in for daily memes are posted early this week!! Thursday meme below this entry, Saturday's meme and Friday's meme found here. I won't be composing my Friday Feast this week, and I'm posting my Friday's Show N Tell along with the Saturday Photo Hunt way early in one post---Friday at 7 am I go in for the heart procedure that's been scheduled for nearly a month in advance. Hopefully, I'll be back home, recuperating, soon. [So many have asked what 'the procedure' is --an explanation of what I'm having done, below] To all who visit, have a great weekend. About | Theme: ORIGINAL | Roll Next week "CURVY" And for Photo Hunt my choice is: This is a state registered piece of ranching equipment. It's been in our family for generations, and hopefully it'll continue to be passed down from generation to generation. I really have no idea when the last time it was used for its intended purpose, now-a-days it has
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THIRTEEN THINGS I DO TO STOP & SMELL THE ROSES -i.e., "Slow down and enjoy living". ...tho, I admit I do enjoy a lot of the "material" things, but above all without those, ---- 1) I sit outdoors and drink in the sounds of nature. 2) I see the sunrise each day I can and enjoy it as if it's the first one I've seen! 3) I smile and laugh at jokes. 4) I feel entertained with our cats' antics and playfulness. 5) I love to watch a child take small baby steps -on his way to learn and be free at the same time. 6) I can sit and watch a butterfly flit here and there, and the beauty never escapes me. 7) I place value and appreciate water, the fragrance of a flower, the fruit of the tree, the food in our cupboard... 8) I love a quiet walk 9) I can giggle with the 'laughing sounds' of a seagull 10) I love to watch the immenseness of the full moon peek over the horizon. It reminds me just how small I am! 11) I fear things as I should. I revere things a
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When we go on a picnic, the ants bring Rolaids! <><><>
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10 Things You've Been Putting Off 1) I have this one section in the corner of our yard that really needs attention! There is grass and weeds higher than the flowers in the 'garden'. But, my excuse this summer has been...."It's too wet now with all the rains" or "There are two huge ant piles there, I'm gonna wait 'til they go underground for the winter" or "It's way too hot on that side of the yard". 2) Dusting furniture --at least when I check the amount by the reaction of wiping my finger through the particles, I DON'T WRITE THE DATE in the dust! Think I'm crazy ? 3) Ironing. Nope, wait....I DON'T IRON!! [if the perma-press clothes are forgotten and get covered with wrinkles in the dryer---I re-wash them, and run them through the dryer the 2nd time.] Seriously. 4) Washing the patio doors. Outside and inside. From the outside the glass is spotted with the rain splatters. From the inside, it's cat boog
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~FUN MONDAY *ahem*...okay, our hostess is Lisa, and her blog title is the catchy " The Food Snob ". Surprisingly Unsuprisingly she asks us for our favorite recipe. This'll be a Fun Monday for sure. I just bet there will be some great recipes to grab today, as I love to cook [well, I should say I used to love to cook--when there were more than just the two of us at home, now it's a chore sometimes] ---I do hope y'all shared the easy recipes tho ---I hate the clean-up job!!! I have recipes stuffed in books, in boxes; even ones I've ripped out of magazines and newspapers or copied from the web! The storage area [a couple of cupboard shelves] looks like a homeless shelter; with papers ragged, dirty and shredded; peeking out of book pages. But the meals served from these recipes ---well, they warmed the innards and made me feel good, and glad that I'm NOT homeless!!---Okay, okay so that wasn't good use of a simile....but, it'll hafta do!! Thin
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It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. <><><> After we came home from a day of shopping and 'goofing off' time yesterday, I did a bit of decorating. O ur Saturday consisted of driving to the bank before they closed for the weekend, and then to the one plant nursery looking for a particular plant--which we didn't find. But, while there, hubby found a witch and had to point it out to me. Naturally he likes 'em too. And he appreciates my continuing collection. This particular witch was tiny. But the cute part, it was barefooted. Thing is, unbeknown to us, this nursery displays and sells all kinds of witches for Halloween!! I had a field day there. The ladies up front enjoy witches as much as I do. They had to walk me around and show me the whole conglomerate of their ordered/displayed witches that were up for sale. Hey, I forgot about the plant I've been looking for for our home decor. When the
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I n the early morning hours when the neighborhood is quiet and I'm the only one awake, I go sit outside, in the dark, and listen to the silence. I'm also a star gazer. I subscribe to the magazine, Astronomy, to keep up with the 'events' that's happening beyond our reach, in the night sky. I like to know what I'm looking at and where to look. Tho Saturn is my favorite planet to observe [I've only seen its rings once -- through our telescope, on a moonless night in Tucson], I do like the idea of searching the constellations and then spotting the planet shining what appears to the naked eye that it's within the constellation boundaries but just a few degrees off from the middle of the star group. It still astounds me that with the naked eye you see what you think are a lot of stars twinkling in the night or early morning before sunrise, but when you look through a scope or binoculars, you then witness the zillions that are there; those you can't see
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Those who race through life finish first. About | Theme: PAPER | Roll Next week: - ORIGINAL I think it's ironic that last week, a lot [besides me] gave very strong opinions of their dislike for plastic, yet it's all around us; plastic plastic everywhere. And this week's theme is paper. Y'know? At the grocery store - "Do you want paper or plastic?" So, naturally, since we had plastic last week, I just knew our hunt this week would be paper. Didn't you? Oftentimes when I read or hear the word 'paper' I think of the art of origami. Here's my paperwork - the Pièce de résistance! Envious, aren't you? *giggles* - just kidding. Y'all thought I was going to state the fact my dog ate my paperwork, didn't you? Take a piece of paper...make it squared! Fold it in half [from a diamond shape] open it --fold it to the center line on both sides of the fold [kite shape] --flip it fold it to the center line, the pointed end-----oh w
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Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. ...join us over at Kelli's "There is no place like home"! ! <><><> *Rubbing my chin, twiddling my fingers, drumming the mouse pad* "Let's see, what'll I have for show and tell this week. Hmmmmmm" *Pondering more* "I guess I'll have to think about it a bit longer...." *Later* "I know, I know!!" This'll be a good day to show these items.... M y mother and father had an antique black- lacquered bedroom set when I grew up. Along with some brown teak pieces, and bamboo decor. And on the dresser, in front of the huge mirror sat a night light that they purchased in San Francisco while vacationing there. My sister got the bedroom furniture and some was sold on the estate auction. Me? I kept the pagoda-style lamp! That's all I wanted. Why? I guess 'cause it was on each and every night when just a little gi
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~Thursday Thirteen 13 UNUSUAL / ADMIRABLE OCCUPATIONS I'D CHOOSE STILL TODAY W hen I was a kid [even now today some are still attractive to my senses of worth] I've admired and/or became quite driven to appreciate these occupational positions. And I've oftentimes wished I'd be doing the job myself. 1) Fixed Based Operator Line Person [airport] This is the personnel who meets the arriving aircraft out on the tarmac, guides it to and secures it in the appropriate parking area, fuels and services the plane, inspects the craft for low tire pressure or fluid leaks, and generally serves as the FBO greeter. [I love the sound of jet engines, and I love the fact that the captain of the airship is leaving you in charge of securing the space to stop the plane in perfect position] 2) Glass Blower This is a most fascinating job. Of course my idea of working with hot glass would be to design and make items that would be considered 'trinkets'...something of only sentimen
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~WORDLESS WEDNESDAY <><><> Delia's Way Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. - The Real Woman's Way Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for God's sake. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway. Delia's Way To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. - The Real Woman's Way Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year. Delia's Way When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake. - The Real Woman's Way Tesco's sell cakes. They even do decorated versions. Delia's Way If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a potato slice. - The Real Woman's Way If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that's tough sh* t. Please recite with me the Real Woman&
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Surely it's no coincidence that the word "listen" is an anagram of the word "silent". This week: 10 Things You Do When You Have Nothing Else to Do I'm assuming this means when you have nothing of importance to do, leisurely time..... 1) Sad to say, I bake. Unless it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, and there's nothing in the house for snacking on sweet things, I bake a pie or brownies or cookies! 2) Crochet & Crafts [the last craft I just finished, pictures are below] 3) Read 4) Pop a DVD or one of our older collections, VHS, into the machine and watch movies!!! At that time, I also POP popcorn. 5) Walk 6) Design or play with graphics on the computer 7) Call my sister or daughter or --depending on the time of day and if he's not traveling--our son. 8) Paint or get my sketch pad out and 'scribble' something that has caught my eye. 9) Look for blogging moments---a photo op 10) Oh and this one, it's always put off as long as possible.
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People laugh because I'm different, I laugh because they're all the same. ~FUN MONDAY Sayre , our hostess this week asks: Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out - and why? (Edit: These don't have to be paintings - these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.) <><><> W ow, that's a toughie for me. Art in its broadest sense is the expression of human creativity, not necessarily something that would hang on a wall, framed. Something that creates or was/is created by the human activity, an illustration of one's self in many manners. I'd want to take everything . Everything my lit