Monday, June 29, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

June 29, 2009

Outside my window...
Outside my window the sun is shining. It is hot but our heat index is lower. It is a beautiful summer day...just the way that I like them!

I am thinking...
I am thinking of all the things I need to do before our 4th of July Celebration here on Saturday.

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for the nice weather we have been having.

From the kitchen...
My husband made two loaves of zucchini bread yesterday and he did a good job.

I am wearing...
I am wearing my silkie scrubs as I will soon be leaving for work.

I am creating...
I am creating a plan for the room that will be my grandson's.

I am going...
I am going to start cleaning out the office tomorrow.

I am reading...
I am on the last pages of 'High Profile'

I am hoping...
I am hoping we have perfect weather for the 4th.

I am hearing...
I am hearing All My Children in the background

Around the house...
As usual.....lots and lots to do.

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite things is to have all the family over for a cookout.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Tomorrow I have the day off and I will clean the pool and start on the office, I work on Wednesday and off on Thursday when I will finalize the 4th plans and then I work on Friday...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
God Bless America and Happy4th of July Everyone.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Becky from Musings from the Sofa. She credits two bloggers for her theft, the Queen, and also Zoesmom. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The ABC Meme

A – An advantage you have –I have the advantage of being the world's best grandma

B – Blue or brown eyes –Brown eyes

C – Chore you hate –Putting clothes problem washing them, no problem folding them, but I never get them put away.

D – Dad’s name –Charles Albert

E – Essential start of your day –Coffee

F – Favorite color –For the moment it is purple.

G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good –Became a grandma

H – Habit you have –I am a chronic bitcher...and I am proud of there!

I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue –I hate the world trying to make me skinny and wear a seat belt.

J – Job title –Rn

K – Kohl's or Target –Target....I have never been to a Kohl's

L – Living arrangements –In a house with my hubby and 2 grand kids

M – Music you like –All music....except Rap Crap

N - Nicknames –not telling

O – Overnight hospital stay –3 babies and one broken leg

P – Pet Peeve –Liars!

Q – Quote that you like most –"
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen". Brigitte Bardot

R – Right or left handed –Right

S – Siblings –I have 3 brothers and one sister

T – Time you wake up –.I wake up early but I get up when I am forced to.

U – Underwear –granny panties

V – Vegetable you dislike –breaded tomatoes

W – What makes you run late –I don't run late....I am always early

X – X-rays you’ve had –many on my right gall bladder...a chest xray....

Y – Yummy food you make –Shepherds Pie

Z – Zoo animal –Monkeys....they are the best!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Saturday Nine

Welcome to Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

1. Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson died?
  • Was watching TV last night and they broke in to say there would be a special about the death of Michael Jackson.

2. How do you think that he will be remembered?
  • It is sad to say but I think he will be remembered as a weirdo!

  • 3. What was your favorite Jackson tune?
  • Beat it!

4. Did you watch the original Charlie’s Angels?
  • Yes I did.

5. Did someone you know have that poster of Farrah?
  • Yes....lots

6. Did you consider her battle with cancer heroic?
  • I don't know that you can call a battle with cancer heroic. It is what it is!

7. Were you a fan of The Tonight Show Starring Johnnie Carson?
  • Nope

8. Did you like Ed McMahon on the show?
  • He was okay

9. What else will you remember McMahon for?
  • Going bankrupt


In Memory of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Thunks

Welcome to the June 24th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number 1559 and the color calico.

1. Someone knocks at your door. You answer it. It's a kid from the local school selling candy bars for a fundraiser. Do you buy one?
Nope, I don't buy anything that is sold door to door. Now if I know the kid I might invite them in and see what they are selling and buy something, but if I don't know them then I say "No thanks".

2. The end of the world is tomorrow and you are out of milk - do you go buy some?
Heck no....if it is the end of world I am drinking whiskey, beer and smoking....I gave up cigarettes 9 years ago and if the world is ending I am going to smoke until it does.

3. Have you ever picked up the phone and called someone that you hadn't talked to in years?

4. Whats on your computer desktop background
A collage of pictures from the trip to the Kansas City Zoo that we took the grands to in May

5. What was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater?
Geeze Louise....I can't remember that far back.

6. If you had to take a 10th grade science test, do you think you would pass?
I surely hope so....I am a Nurse!

7. Describe heaven.
A beautiful place with no illness, all my family and never having to work again.

8. Has a place that you lived ever been infested with some sort of insect or rodent?
Yep I lived in a house beside several wheat fields and we had a horrid mouse problem....I moved!

9. When you were a youngin', did you hide in the clothes racks at department stores? mom would have thumped me...besides I don't remember ever going into a department store as a kid

10. Is there anything in your vehicle that is broken?
Nope.....I keep my car in top notch condition

11. What is something in your house that people would be surprise to find?
Well I am not telling that here or people will be looking for them.

12. Do you agree with the death penalty?
I sure do!

13. Whats your favorite type of bear?

14. Where was the last place you went?
I just got back from driving across town and taking the kids to the local Boys and Girls Club...

15. What if that person knocking at your door earlier was an adult selling candy bars... would you buy one?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Grilling Son

Oh how nice yesterday was......I ran all day paying bills and shopping and it was so hot!
Then my youngest son called and said his girl and he were coming to our house to enjoy the
pool and they would be bringing along dinner and cooking for us.
It was wonderful

Monday, June 22, 2009

Grandma Has Lost it!

Well today was to be the first day of camp for my grandson. He was going to spend the week going to the Dillon Nature Center, which is not far from our house. It is a day-camp, with an all nighter on Thursday. And let me tell you, he has been very excited.
We took him out and got him equipped with a fishing pole.

And we got him a Coleman lunch box.

We equipped him with sunscreen and bug spray.

He packed his own lunch on Sunday night....lots of goodies and of course some PB&J sandwiches.

Sunday night he was off to bed and said...."I am so excited that I don't think I can sleep"
Of course he did.....I got him up early this morning and Papa said that he would take him and grandma could go back to bed.
When I got up Papa said, "Boy, granny you have really goofed up this time!"
I guess camp doesn't start until next Monday.
At least everyone had a good sense of humor about it.
And he has everything he needs and will be ready to go.
Just have to make some new PB&J

The simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY June 22, 2009...

Outside my window...
Outside my window it is hot. Sunny, bright and hot!

I am thinking...
I am thinking that I need to remind my husband not to stay outside too long today!

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for the sun. It makes my garden grow.

From the kitchen...
From the kitchen I am going to make The Tortilla Tower of Doom. Go visit Scribbett if you would like to have the recipe. . I will let you know how wonderful it tastes.

I am wearing...
I am wearing my scrubs as it is a work day.

I am creating...
I am creating a room for my grandson and it involves moving a lot of furniture.

I am going...
I am going to get some organizing things for his room.

I am reading...
I am reading "High Profile" another Jessee Stone novel.

I am hoping...
I am hoping for a smooth, easy day at work today.

I am hearing...
I am hearing All My Children in the background.

Around the house...
Around the house this weekend we got my grand daughter's room all cleaned.

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite things is the smell of a freshly peeled orange. Yum

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Tomorrow is payday so I will do all the things that go along with that...Wednesday I work and Thursday we will work on Darian's room.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
We are in a heat wave here in Kansas.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Facebook site is in Pirate English

Okay, I have to admit that I also have a Facebook site....The main reason was to play Scrabble with a friend of mine in Canada. As if I don't have enough to do!! But, while reading a blog, somewhere out there on the net, I found out that you could change your language on Facebook to Pirate English. So I had to do it just to see what is was all about. And it is a hoot!
The space that is labeled 'share' on normal Facebook sites is called 'What be troublin' ye' in Pirate English.
And friends are mateys or me hearties! Time is told by how many 'shots of rum ago'.
And instead of an Inbox.....It is 'Bottle o' messages'
A hoot!
I will have to leave it like that for awhile just for the fun of it.

Maybe I will become known as the Pirate Granny!

Friday Fill In's we go!

1. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting something to go wrong. .

2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a good person.

3. Holding a new grandchild is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time.

4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy traveling and partying.

5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine liquor and mixer .

6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without wine or salt in it.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to working , tomorrow my plans include going to the lavender fields and Sunday, I want to relax in the pool with the grand kids. !

Go here if you want to play along.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I loathe Weeds

I have a type A personality. I am a perfectionist. Even in the garden. I cannot stand weeds. I need my garden to be perfect. So therefore it seems that every day that I am off I am out in the hot blazing sun pulling weeds. And I hate Bermuda grass the worst. You cannot get the whole root out of the ground. It is growing way down there.....all the way to China, as my mom used to say. I need to put down that weed cloth stuff first but I never do. I always spend the summer pulling weeds....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Silly Meme for Monday

I picked up this meme from my friend Nurseexec over at Driven to Distraction....It's fun..Go ahead and give it a try

Silly Meme for Monday

Ten things you love:
1. My husband...where would I be without him
2. My grand kids....they are the reason I get up everyday
3. Mashed potatoes with homemade chicken gravy....I just can't help myself.
4. Flowers....any kind...anywhere...especially at my house.
5. Mowing the grass...on my riding lawnmower with my Ipod turned on
6. Ice cold beer
7. My sons...they should not be this far down the list should they?
8. Potato chips and sour cream...due to the expanding hips I have to limit this
9. Sun
10. Summer

Nine things you hate:

1. Winter
2. Snow
3. Ice
4. Wind
5. Cold
6. People who cannot follow the rules
7. Welfare mothers.....those who just keep having kids and don't try to better themselves.
8. Viagra commercials on TV (or any of those other type drugs)
9.People who don't drive the speed limit..especially those who drive under the limit

Eight things in view:

1. my watch
2. computer
3. stapler
4. books
5. desk
6. calendar
7. pencil sharpener
8. piles of papers

Seven reasons not to go to work today:

1. It was my day off
2. Actually it was an extra day off
3. Harley had BB camp
4. I had to weed the flower beds
5. I fertilized the garden
6. I am sick of work
7. I needed a nap too but didn't get one.

Six little known facts about me.
1. I loved to watch Dog the Bounty Hunter
2. I am a huge fan of reality TV
3. I listen to music by Poison
4. I have never gotten a traffic citation in my entire life
5. I only wanted one child...but am glad I had both of them.
6. I keep money hidden in case I need to grab it and run. (not at my house, however, so don't try to come rob me)

Five things I do on a daily basis

1. Get up
2. Make coffee
3. laundry
4. take someone somewhere....Granny's Taxi at your service
5. Go to bed

Four reasons I should go to work today

!. There is not a reason that I should go to work today
2. I wonder if Nurseexec went to work today.
3. I wonder how many more days I will have to go to work
4. Will retirement be everything I hope it is.

Three books I love

1. Clan of the Cave Bear
2. Gone with the Wind
3. My Sister's Keeper

Two favorite sayings

1. Oh Good Lord
2. Are you shitting me?

One most important person in your life

1. I guess I have to say my husband is but I do have several really important people in my life.

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY June 15, 2009

Outside my window...
Today outside my window I see the shining sun, a beautiful blue sky. The temp is already 73F and climbing. To be in the 90's today!
I am thinking...
I am thinking it is going to be plenty warm as I pull all those weeds from the flower beds out front.
I am thankful for...
I am thankful for sunny days like this so that I can be outside.

From the kitchen...
I think I will fix Chicken fried steaks, mashed potatoes with gravy and peas for our supper tonight....
I am wearing...
I am wearing shorts and a tee....I know it is Monday, where are my scrubs. Well I took an extra day off this week.
I am creating...
I am creating flower beds, flowers and more flowers.
I am going...
I am going to the nursery because I need a few more things.
I am reading...
I am still reading Jesse Stone...almost finished with this one.
I am hoping...
I am hoping we do not get any storms today.
I am hearing...
I am hearing the chirping of the birds and a lawn mower off in the distance.
Around the house...
Oh my gosh, around the has been neglected as I work outside.
One of my favorite things...
The Summertime....I love it.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
I am off again tomorrow, I work on Wednesday and Friday and on Saturday we are planning a trip to Bennington to see the lavender fields.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
I don't think the place that we will go to will look quite like this but I love this picture.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Rene from the blog Blue Rene. She doesn’t say where she got the meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

1. What thing is nearest to you ?
I am not sure that I understand this question.....the thing nearest me right now is the keyboard.

2. What is your ring tone ?
The only ring tone on my phone right now that is special is for my young son the cop....The Theme Song from Cops...Bad Boy

3. What was the last message in your inbox ?
I don't message....

4. Who is your best friend ?
I think that would be my husband

5. What is the brand of your TV ?

6. What schools did you attend?
The School of Hardknocks

7. Do you own a MP4 ?
I don't even know what an MP4 is....

8. What song are you listening to now ?
I am not listening to anything right now.

9. Did you kiss anybody in the past 2 days ?
Yep. My husband and my two grand kids.

10. Have you ever kissed someone you met in the blogosphere?

11. What would you want to call if you weren't your current name ?

12. Would you be happy if you had everything ?
Probably not

13. Are you always thinking of someone special?

14. Tell us of your most desperate dream?

15. When did you last laugh till you cried?
Tonight at work. Actually I think I cried until I laughed.

16. If you had a crush, would you tell them you love him/her now ?
Who has crushes at my age?

17. If you could be anywhere in the world now, where would you want to be ?
I would want to be on a beach somewhere, anywhere.

18. When was your heart last broken?
This past January.

19. Whose birthday(s) is/are coming up?
Two of my grand kids have birthdays on June 27

20. How many email accounts do you have?

Saturday Nine

1. What was your favorite active game as a child?
I would have to say that as I child I most loved to play hide and seek! I don't think we were really all that active, but it was sure fun. Especially if we were hiding with one of our brothers friends!!!

2. What was your favorite board game as a child?
My favorite board game as a child was Monopoly. We played it so much that I wouldn't touch a Monopoly game today.

3. Tell us about a friend you played these games with in your youth.
Mostly we played with our siblings....I had three brothers and a sister. Who needs friends when you have siblings.

4. What is your favorite card game?
I haven't played a game of cards in years; but I used to be a mean pitch player.

5. What board games do you enjoy now?
Now I play with the grand kids and lately we have enjoyed 'Blurt'

6. Do you play video games? Which ones?
Nope, no video games for this old lady.

7. Tell us about the friends you play games with now.
No time now for friends....I work full-time and am raising two grand kids and taking care of an elderly husband.

8. Do you play any sports now?
God no.....I am sure that would kill me.

9. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
I am so not into sports....I do like to watch ice skating.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here is what I love about summer

You don't know how much I love the summer.
I love being outside.
I love the sun.
I love my swimming pool.
I love the heat.
I love my flowers.
I love my garden.
I love to have my family over for a cookout.
I love to mow the grass.
I love to weed the garden.
I love ladybugs.
I love butterflies.
I love birds singing and landing on my feeders.
I love to drink ice cold beer.
I love ice cold tea.
I love ice cold watermelon.
I love summer!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY June 8, 2009

Outside my window...

Today, outside my window, it is sunny and breezy and the temp is only 65F. What ever happened to the wonderful hot summer days that I long for?

I am thinking...

I am thinking those days will soon be here and I will be complaining about how hot it, not me!

I am thankful for...

I am thankful for the job that I have. So many are without jobs these days. I know sometimes I gripe about having to go, but I am thankful for it.

From the kitchen...

From the kitchen there has not been much going on. I don't much like to cook in the summertime. I spend a lot of time outside and then I try to find something easy for the meals. Last night we had take home Chinese. Pretty good.

I am wearing...

I am wearing my usual Monday scrubs as I will soon be leaving for work.

I am creating...

I am creating some ideas for our Fourth of July picnic that I will host for the family.

I am going...

I am going to work soon. Do I type that every Monday?

I am reading...

I am reading 'Sea Change' the next in the Jessee Stone series.

I am hoping...

I am hoping today's shift goes off without a hitch.

I am hearing...

I am hearing 'All My Children 'in the background.

Around the house...

Around the house we are going to turn the office into a bedroom for the boy and rearrange my bedroom to accommodate a girl.

One of my favorite things...

One of my favorite things is making my grand kids happy. They deserve it.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

I hope this week to get some more flowers from the nursery and plant the baskets and the front flower beds. Might even mulch the garden and the back flower bed.

Here is picture thought I am sharing..

A little bit of humor