Thursday, October 31, 2013


For the past several weeks our Apple TV remote has been missing from our bedroom.  So yesterday I did a major deep cleaning of the room.  Pulled the bed out, flipped the mattress, washed everything, emptied out nightstands, vacuumed EVERYTHING...the whole bit.  It took all day.

Confession #5: I don't deep clean very often.

Good News:  the room is very clean.

Bad News:  no remote.

I did, however ... find 17 pairs of glasses in my nightstand.

And that doesn't included the ones in my backpack, in the car, in my desk cubbie and a few other places.

I've decided I need to do that to every room. No telling what I might find.

My house is too full.  I asked a friend recently if she would come over when I wasn't home and throw away half of everything in here (it's a good thing my kids don't live at home anymore.... 2 would have to go).

Bye for now.

p.s. Lesson I learned today:

Don't buy any more glasses for a while.

Cookie Alert:  Crunch Cookies

Cream together with mixer:                                   add:
1 cup Crisco                                                          2 cups flour
1 cup sugar                                                           1 t. baking powder
1 cup brown sugar                                                1 t. baking soda
2 T. milk                                                                1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla                                                              mix on low or with spoon
Add:                                                                       Stir in by hand:
2 eggs                                                                   1/2 cup coconut
beat until well blended                                           1 cup chocolate chips
                                                                              1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
                                                                              1 cup rolled oats
bake at 350* for 13-15 mins.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


If you know me, you know how far out of my comfort zone I am with this blog and website.

Confession #3:  I'm so not computer savvy.

I had help from my kids, Mr. Spear and my niece Rebecca......thank you very much.

I'm pretty sure that kids today are born with computer knowledge. Seriously, it's kinda creepy.  If you hand a 2 year old a Wii controller, she starts playing the game.

Everything changes so fast.  Here are a few things that were a major part of my life that my kids will never have...

a TV with no remote control - we had to actually get up off the couch and turn a knob on the TV to change the channel

a TV that only gets 3 channels

a telephone that's on a "party line" - you only pick up the phone when it rings YOUR ring or you'd be listening in on your neighbor's conversation

a phone that had a dial instead of push buttons - and here in Small Town, USA you only had to dial 5 numbers to reach your friends instead of 10 or 11 (if you have to use the 1).

an answering machine

a phone that is attached to the wall - you had to stand within a 4 foot radius of the phone to talk to your friends

a phone that doesn't take pictures

And the list goes on. 

Wow, that was a fun little trip down memory lane.

Needless to say....I have learned a lot in the past month.

A true testament that you CAN teach an old cat new tricks...

Confession #4: Yes, I'm a cat person.

Also a true testament that anything is possible.

Bye for now.

p.s.    Lesson I learned today:

When you ride in a convertible...put your hair in a ponytail.

Great Movie Alert:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I guess this is a good day to start my blog.

Can we just start with the word 'blog'? It's an awful word. To me it suggests tired, heavy, sweaty, trudging through deep mud, wishing like crazy that I was somewhere else.

Maybe that's why I never started one.

I say... just for today let's call it something else. A nice word. Something happy. Joyful.

I'd ask for suggestions except I don't know how to make a place where people can make comments yet.

Confession #1 I have no idea what I'm doing.

I know I'm the last person on earth to start a bl-- wait a minute, I was in the process of renaming it.

By the way, I don't have a cellphone either.

We'll talk about cellphones another day.

Now back to the task at hand. Today I'll call it a 'delight'. Yes, I'm really enjoying writing my delight. It's fun, despite the fact that I've already had to ask Mr. Spear how to spell two words. No, I'm not going to tell you which ones.

Confession #2: I'm pretty sure I'm dyslexic.

Okay, make that three words.

Bye for now.

Fun Find Alert:

Target   $7.99