Friday, May 15, 2009

PICKIN' MY BRAIN

God_Guurrlll wants to know 1) What is the meaning of life


I think that Calvin and Hobbes answered that many many times. I miss those two. I do not really know what the MEANING of life is. I do think we are supposed to leave people, places and things much better than what we found them and to find joy along the way. I mean really...if we are truly happy at no one else's expense...wouldn't this big ole world not be an even more amazing place?? So play nice, share and only occasionally run with scissors.

and #2 she wanted to know what would Jesus drive? I would have told you anything that he wanted. Mid-life cleared that question up with this answer: Some say Jesus would drive a Hummer - he had 12 friends and lived in the desert. Other's think he would have been more green minded. The apostles had to share a Honda - in several places we are told they were in one Accord.

JenJen ask if I could go anywhere in the world, where would I go, why and for how long??
I want to go to the state of Washington. I want to see real mountains and I just need to go there. I want to go where it is green and rains and it just feels right. It feels like I lost something there even though I have never been there. I want to go to Vegas and have a plan in the works for there. I have always wanted to go there at least one. I love Austin and I do not know why. I jump at that chance to go there. I want to meet a whole bunch of blogger. But when I think of visiting places or people, I do not have any sort of a time plan on it so I do not know how long I would stay.


Mid-Life Rookie wants to know: *How did you get to be so creative -skipping right past how things "should" be to explore all the possibilities of what they can be?*
Do I do that? Cause I do not see that at all. I tend to think that people think like I think. I love to reuse and repurpose things. Maybe it is cause I am cheap *grins* I actually remember my first garage sale when I was about 5. My grandmother took me and I bought a blue crackled vase for 10 cents. You have to remember I came from the generation that made trash cans out of egg cartons and decorations out of Readers Digest. *grins*

Dijea went on overload:
What if I don't want to know anything? Oh but you do grasshopper...do not fight it.
What if its better that I don't know? I would not tell you if you should not know.
Would living in oblivion be better than knowing? Sometimes yes
Where have you been, Twitter is not the same without you and Flutter? LOL..I am back
Why am I so needy? I do not see you as needy as much as I see you as curious.

ElastiGirl would like to know What my plan to fix the lopsided health care system in this country??
eerrrmmm......I feel like I am a Miss America contestant now! I hate to be a Debbie Downer but our government will never fix it. The people that run it will never give up the wealth nor with the pharmaceutical companies.

Swan girl wants to know if I ever get tired of her telling my she loves me?
Never ever ever ever. I do not think you tell me enough. ~winks~

PG wants me to tell her fortune.
~takes your open palm in my hand and looks on in amazement~ OMG PG!! LOOK LOOK! No don't! You would not believe it if you even saw it! Oh PG your future is amazing and SWEET! I see your face so happy. I see you on planes going to all the talk shows to tell about your new best seller book. I see WB as he graduates from college and gives the commencement address giving you kudos for how you raised him. Your home is going to be on MTV's CRIBS. PG trust me on this one...you just need to keep remembering two words. Your words are JOY and SWEET. You are going to see them around you a whole lot.
It's a Wonderful Why do our neighbors' trees fall on and damage our property? Is it because we had all our rotten, stupid Florida trees cut down?
Yes you are the cause of your neighbors trees falling on and damaging your property. Not because they hate you. It is because they are just jealous that they cannot live in your yard. That is why they sacrificed your patio furniture. They told me to tell you that they are really sorry about that.

Hot Cup what would you do if you lived in a boonieville and the silence was deafening to you? and uhm... time stretched on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on....??? how would ya shake it up so you didn't go positively mad?
I dance. By myself. Sometimes to real music and sometimes to the music in my head. I create. It took me a long long time but I finally learned that I could only be content in my own boonieville when I learned to be content in being alone. That is where Mindy takes care of Mindy. I could never be a half to someone else's half until I was full. I had to learn that I only hated the silence because I did not like being alone with myself. I do not know if that answered your question but maybe it answered one in myself.

Whoseyergurl Share your secrets with us as to the look of your blog...where you got the cute date pics, how you add stuff to the side column like that?
Oh gurl those are not secrets at all! It all has to do with adding things in your layout section!! Also, when I find something on a blog that I like, I click on it. If you click on my human calendar it will take you to here: http://www.humancalendar.com/ and you can make your own. If you want me to walk you though adding stuff, just let me know and I will call you and I can do that.
My blog template came from here: http://www.onecuteblog.blogspot.com/

Heidi Hey at least we're not alone in blogger's block, right? Love the questions asked...now we need the answers!! ;)
You got'em sunshine!

Stacey Are we going to sell the rest of our land this Summer?
Yes but do you really want to? Have you found all of the treasures yet?

Sue How did you get to be so very sweet?
*snorts* My mom will tell you in a heart beat that I am not nearly as nice as what I used to be. I do not think that I am sweet. I am actually a 56 year old bald man sitting at the computer in my tighty whities but ssshhhh don't tell anyone 'k? That will be our little secret.

Sandra is a curious girl who lives across the ocean and wants to know: 1. Who was it that called me when I was 8, and my mother hung up on them without taking a message? It was me and I wanted you to come out and play. She was very nice but told me you could not because you had been a naught girl!! What was it that you did to get into trouble?
2. Did my three-legged dog Tango really eat his fourth leg? That's what I keep telling everyone...
*snickers* no he did not! He told me that you sold it to buy your new sewing machine! Now I am thinking I KNOW why you were in trouble with your mom you little fibber!
3. When will humans become extinct?
Never. We will live on and on and we will carry little bitty pieces of those that loved us so that they never ever go extinct either. And when we pass, those that we loved will carry little pieces of us forward too.
XUE the girl with the beautiful name wants to know if there will there ever be a self-cleaning craft room?
gawd I hope not! I would NEVER be able to find anything then!! *snickers* I would much rather have a self cleaning bathroom....or child!


with a big old capital M

Monday, May 11, 2009

THE FLOOR IS OPEN....

My brain is totally devoid of anything bloggable. So what is it that you want to know? What big world problem do you need me to solve for you? Want your future told? What question have you been DYING to ask me? What secrets do you want to know?

I will answer all secrets in a separate blog entry.


Go ahead....now is your time.....the floor is open.....

Friday, May 08, 2009

SHOWING OFF THE RE-DO'S

Remember this 50 cent wreath? This turned into......This! I used ribbon that I already had. My mom bought me the letter M at a thrift store.
Close up....not too bad for a 50 cents wreath!
These were my 25 cents a piece bottles. I did not wash them because I liked how they looked.
I added some velum paper, ribbon and some bling and THIS is what I ended up with! Again, I already had all of the stuff that I added. I did not go out and buy anything.
Close up of the bottle....


This was a frame that I have had for awhile. It has been just stuck up in a closet. I painted the mat red and then used some Harley vellum paper that I had bought about 2 years ago when I made Biker a clock. So nothing extra was bought for this project.
TA DA! Bebo Bond's new Harley picture to hang in his room.
I also recovered my mouse pad for my office. I was tired of it looking dingy and I wanted something bright and fun. I had this fabric in my stash! See the ultra cool pen? That was my Christmas present from Rachel and I LOVE it! It is re-purposed from an old sterling silver knife. It is really heavy and just feels right sitting in your hand.


Last but not least! I am the captain of our weight loss team here at work. I try to make little things for them each week so that they stay encouraged. This is what I made this week. I found the salad dressing on clearance and just added a tag from my paper and ribbon stash.

I crack me up! *snickers*

I am ready for garage sales tomorrow! Come go with me!
.....ppppsssstttt....I always wonder if people read all the way to the end. Let's just see! I am going to give one bottle to the first 3 commenter's that say something about them. Good Luck! (this does not include you babygator!) So the first three people that ask for one will get one!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please keep all small children and animals away from me. I would hate for them to be injured in the carnage when my nose explodes.

I am 46 years old. 46 YEARS OLD! I should not have to worry about getting up and there being a big red bump on the end of my nose anymore! Why can't bumps like this be on your elbow or your butt or something? Not on the end of your nose!
I covered it as best as I could and went to work. The girls assured me that they could not see anything so I was feeling better. The more the day went by the more I could feel the end of my nose throbbing.

It hurt. A lot.

I could have taken my pulse with it.

It started to affect my vision. I looked like poor little Rudolph when he was just a baby and his nose kept blinking.
People talked to it instead of looking at my eyes. I guess it was a nice break from them speaking to my breast.
Along about 2:00, Rose offered me her compact and told me that I could keep it in my office for as long as I needed. The girls could no longer deny that they could not see it.
I swear to you that it is much bigger in real life than what it appears in the photos.
That is how BIG THE ZIT WAS....the zit that I named Ferdinand.















This is the picture that I am going to send into the Guinness Book of World Records. I cannot decide whether I should entitle the picture *Ferdinand and Mindy in Contemplation* or *Pondering Our Future*.
I promise you all dear readers that I will still remember you when I and Ferdinand are famous.
..........wonders if she has been cursed by a gypsy or something???

Saturday, May 02, 2009

MORE GARAGE SALE STUFF!

I hit the garage sales AND bought groceries and was back at home by 9:00am. Today was misty and cool and people did not have anything that I wanted. Can you believe it? I bought only a Christmas stocking for Gingerbean for $1.00.

So you will just have to make due with my treasures from last week that I never got around to posting.

This is a black fabric box that at one time, contained something from Dolce & Gabbana. The cover is padded and it is in perfect condition. You will get to see this later cause I have some wonderful ideas for it! It cost 10 cents.

Next is a little wooden box with 3 little drawers. It is about 10 inches tall and cost $1.

I am totally in LOVE with this wreath. It had a ribbon on it but I took it off before I remembered to take pictures. It cost 50 cents and you are going to love the finished product. It is a prettier green than what the picture shows. *laffin* You can see my sugar and flour canisters peeking out behind it.


Cool little wooden scoop for a nickle!

This is one of my FAVORITE finds!! I love unique Nativity scenes. I love this one. It was $1 and I was so glad to find it! Isn't it so cool!

This was my high priced item of the day. This is a red feathered wreath that was brand new and still in its original box. It is made by a company called angel wreaths. The wreath cost $5.00. On the web site it is listed for $39.95. BINGO for ME!
Last but not least, I found this sweet little quilt. It's nothing fancy but I really like it. It is about twin size. I thought it would be nice to cuddle up with when it is chilly. But do you see something in the picture that you have not seen before?

Introducing Diesel the new kitten. Someone abandoned him close to our office. Either that of he hitchhiked in from places unknown. He is the most loving and cuddly kitten I have ever been around. We are in hopes that he eventually turn into our office cat. He lives with me and I take him back and forth to work each day. He loves to ride in the CRV.

And he has laid claim to the quilt. No matter where in the house I put it, he finds it.
But that's okay. We all need something that we can claim as our own don't we?

glitter runs in my veins......