Monday, July 28, 2008

HEY.......NOT YET!!!!!!

When I go to the drugstore I usually go through the drive through to get my pills. But yesterday I decieded to park and go in.
After getting said pills I did a little walk around. I went straight to the seasonal isle.
But heyyyyyyyy wait.........................................
back up here. Yes there are some swimming stuff. Yes there is still chalk for drawing on sidewalks, but where are the windchimes? WHAT????????????
NO CHIMES? at all? so we walked the whole store and no windchimes! any wheres!
Now wait just a minute. Isnt this only July? And isnt July still considered summer? But in the place of windchimes were.......................BACKPACKS! This of course made my grandkids unhappy. Well only one really, the oldest cant wait to get back to school.
But Im not done with summer yet. After all we had so much of that cold weather back in June that it was hard to think summer had started with out me. Dang it! lol Have a good week!

Friday, July 25, 2008

some wedding humor!

Bill and his fiancee Mary met with the minister of the church to discuss their marriage vows. "Pastor," said Mary, "we wonder if we could make a change in the wording of our ceremony." "Yes, Mary," replied the pastor, "it is sometimes done.What do you have in mind?"
"Well," said Mary, "we'd like to alter the 'until death do us part' section to read,
'Substantial penalty for early withdrawal.' "

Tis the day

Why is it when you do something every day that one day when you actually look at what your doing you all of a sudden freak out?
In the morning I get up feed my cat and then go to the bathroom. I then brush my hair and wash my face.
But wait a min......who's that in the mirror? That person has more grey hair than I do. And many more wrinkles.
She looks more like ..............OH MY GOD she looks more like my mom or grandma than me. Oooh no I'm turning into an old person!
Ah yes the days are a coming. I have to go to the bathroom more often. I creak when I stand up. Never mind the fact that my back was hurt 12 or so years ago it hurts to stand up straight. My hands are some wrinkled old persons hands. When did I get so old? In my heart I don't feel old. I feel just like I did at 20, Young and carefree. Well maybe not carefree but young at least.
I could use a face lift but heck I don't like surgery so I guess I gotta get used to this one. After all Ive had a double chin since I was 5 (family trait) so what if I added another chin? lol
And if I'm really worried about grey hair there is a thing called (dying it). What was that commerical when I was younger? Only her hairdresser knows for sure!
Ahh the good ole days where have they gone? As I watch my grandchildren struggle in this new world of technology, (hey they actually get it better than I do!) I often wonder what new stuff they will get in their future. and will they too at some time in their lifes say "oh god I remember when my grandma had one of those things"! I can already say that about my own parents for crying out loud. My mom had a wringer washer when I was little. I think it was about 6 months after my sister D ( she's the handicapped one)was born that my mom finally complained to my dad that we needed a dryer because D was a handful and mom just didnt have the time to wash with a wringer then go hang them outside. So dad said well if we are getting a dryer we might as well get a washer too. Thats how we got both. ( fooled ya there for a min didnt I? I was talking about washer then jumped to dryer and back to washer)But that was the way my mom got dad to buy both. She figured that if she complained of the washer he wouldnt do anything. But because he knew how much work it was for mom to carry the clothes outside to hang up and all the attention D needed that he'd be more willing to get a dryer, instead we got both. Then a month after we got them D went into the hospital and was there for the next 4 years. In fact D came home the same day as mom brought our new baby sister C home from the hospital. Now that was a day. Mom wsa showing D her new baby sister, when D hauled off and hit her in the head! (I guess she wanted all the attention) Mom handed baby C to me to calm down while she talked to D about you gotta be nice to the baby and not hurt her. Ah the memories. I hope someday my grandkids will sit back and say ahh the memories we had with grandma and grandpa.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Little Humor a Little Truth!

Things to Think About!

I'm not aging, I just need re-potting.

Lord, if I can't be skinny, let all my friends be fat.

My idea of cleaning the house is sweeping the floor with a glance.

This isn't clutter; these are my antiques!

Discover wildlife! Have kids!

Our policy is to always blame the computer.

Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.

Mom, I'll always love you, but I'll never forgive you
for cleaning my face with spit on a hanky.

This house is protected by killer dust bunnies.

Every time I get the urge to exercise, I lie down till
the feeling passes.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

What are you interested in?

Many of you know I sell on E-bay. I sell what I call piddly stuff from around the house. Some of the stuff is brand new.....I got from someone who either forgot I'm allergic to fragrances or I got two of same item. Other stuff is stuff I love but need to downsize if I'm ever gonna move to FL!

But my weakness is going to this E-bay Page:

(ok Ive tried to use the link thingy at top of page to get the link to work but not working so please cut and paste)

This is my brothers E-bay page. And this guy knows his antiques! (he better he's been in the business for years . Even had his own shop)
But then his smart little sister said "hey why don't you sell on E-Bay?" Well first he didn't have a computer. SO Mr Gab built him one. Then we took it to him. Then he said I don't know how to use a computer. So I taught him. And I showed him how to get on E-bay.
So my brother started on E-bay And soon he took all of his stuff outta his store(he shared it with another guy who may have been helping himself to my brothers profits)
And now my brother is selling full time on E-bay. He's been at this about 8 years now and he says he has made more money on E-bay than he ever did in his store.(again he might have made more but who knows for sure)
And of course is little sister has given him a lot of her money!(just keeping it in the family) And no I don't resell what I buy from my brother! But E-bay can be costly if you buy to much stuff. But it sure is great when you get a really good deal. And if your looking for antiques My brothers page is one of the good ones to go to.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

checking in

Well I've been very busy. But let me see if I can catch you up ......

As you know Friday was my birthday. I got up and did NOTHING! Then later in the afternoon we got ready and drove into MPLS to the Metro dome, to watch the MN Twins. This was my birthday present from my oldest grandson. After the game we started for home when everyone said"I'm hungry!" So we drove over to IHOP and went in. Now there is a guy who works there and he knows us all very well and he also knows when its my birthday. SO I said to the Hostess " Please don't sit us in So and So's area or we will get up and walk out!" (wasn't sure what she was thinking at that point.)
We sit down and our waitress seems overly friendly and happy. She was treating us like she knew a secret and we didn't. As our meal progressed I caught on that he told her it was my birthday, so I said" what ever he had told you its a lie." And she like about what. And I say about today. And she's like Its Independence day. And I'm like Ya I know he told you something and its a lie. And right then and there my 9 yr old grandson goes It her birthday! I'm like MAN!
So you guessed it they got the ice cream and came and sang to me. Well then the guy I didn't want to sit in section comes over and tells me that the Hostess at the door who sat us is his X wife! And she came right over and told him what I said about not wanting to sit in his section. (you also have to know this guy is also one of our daughter's x b/f)
Now ain't that a kick in the rear? The hostess is his ex wife! I couldn't win if I wanted to. I told him that's why I didn't want to sit in his section because he knew what day it was and I didn't want the fuss. But I got it anyways!
Other than that these last few days we have been trying to catch up on all the laundry. Remember that I was not taking blankets, sheets and quilts to the laundry mat? Well some how that stuff mulitplied! So far to date we've done 15 loads of clothes and still have 4 left to do!!!!!
Hope your week is going well.

Saturday, July 05, 2008



and many more!

HEY HEY IT MY NEPHEW C'S 20TH BIRTHDAY TODAY! the lucky son of a gun! Born almost on my birthday (4th of july) but was a little stubborn and decieded he wanted his own day! lol

So he's already a college man with one year under his belt. and now hes 20. What more could he want? OH YEAH 21!!!!! lol Any ways Happy Birthday sweetie we love you

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy belated birthday to Crabby

Well I missed it......Another blogger friend had a birthday today. (July 3rd).
I was sooooo busy sleeping most of today away, that I forgot to get on here.
So anyways Happy Birthday to Crabby.

And yes its here its official.....................................................IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Yes that's right 4th of July!
I came in with a bang!

Now let me say this one small thing. I love the fourth of July just live every one else does. Not only cause its my birthday but all the other things we celebrate our country for.
But here's the thing.........................................I'M GETTING SICK OF THE FIREWORKS HERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

Nothing like going off to sleep to have some wise guy light fireworks somewhere close by that makes the whole house shake. I swear I jump every time. And I swear that they are lighting them right next to my bedroom window. And I worry about a miss directed something or other landing on our house or garage and starting a fire. Now mind you I know this stuff can happen.

I remember the year Mr Gab and I hadn't been married long and we went with my parents out to SD to our farm. My dad always bought loads of fireworks to shoot off. Well this year Mr Gab was helping my dad. And what do you think happened? Yep that's right one fell over and literally followed Mr Gab almost hitting him in the head/back. I yelled duck and he finally dived to the ground as the rocket flew over his head just inches away. When he got back to the car he showed us his shirt where there were little tiny holes every where from the sparks hit. That's how close it had come to him. I didn't want him to go back out there but he did. For some reason I never worried about my dad like I did Mr Gab. Maybe because dad had been lighting off fireworks since I was a baby and I just didn't worry because he seemed more experienced at it. I don't know but that was one scary birthday for me.

So Every one please be safe not only on the roads but if your out watching fireworks don't get too close and if your lighting some off be careful.


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A little birdie

Told me there is a Birthday today.
So in true Gab form:


and many more!

Yep it's Barman's birthday go wish him a happy birthday here:

And then yes you are all correct. In 3 days its my birthday. And no and I didn't forget....I know C's is the very next day and I figured that he would want his own recognition.
My Nephew C's birthday is the day after mine (July 5th) It is so cool to have birthdays so close together like that. (But C watch out you know auntie Gab will probably embarrass you!)

Hope your having a good week.