Sunday, February 29, 2004


THis is so true!!! and I imagine back then it was really the truth!!!

A little old lady from North Carolina had worked in and around family
dairy farms since she was old enough to walk... with hours of hard work and
little compensation.
When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores (in the
she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan: a rhyme
beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all...."
She said to herself, "I know all about milk and dairy farms...I can do
this!" She sent in her entry and about a week later, a black limo drove up
in front of her house. A man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry
so much, we are here to award you $1000, even though we won't be able to use
your slogan."

Her entry was:
Carnation milk is best of all,
no tits to pull, no shit to haul,
no buckets to wash,
no hay to pitch,
just poke a hole in the son-of-a-bitch!


Saturday, February 28, 2004

I fell Yucky, Oh so Yucky, It's not ducky how Yucky I feel...

Really really bad still!!! THis crap sucks like a hoover!!! My eyes are almost cleared up, which is really nice, but the Virus has gone into my lymph nodes and my throat is so damn sore!! MY sinus is running water, which tickles my throat, which makes me cough, which hurts my throat, and then makes me barf!! This royally SUCKS!!

I have not been able to swallow, so I drug myself out to town yesterday got some chloraseptic gargle,(shudder) and some Theraflu for sore throats, and some hersey kisses. (gotta eat something you know) and some Metholatum for my nose. It is so dry that it is cracking and bleeding. SWELL.

I have not been able to eat, can't swallow, so I am not taking any of my meds, and no insulin! The bottom was falling out of my glucose levels, down to 39 and 44 so I figured id best cut back on my insulin. Im back up in the safe range right now, 129. I have no more Honey, so I have to chug the THeraflu down without sweet stuff. GAK. THen when I do that, within an hour I am so sleepy that I cant keep my eyes open. I wake up feeling much better for about an hour, then it starts all over again. Need to wait for a few hours though so I can take my nite time slug, and go to sleep.

Poor little Sadie has been so darn good!! She sleeps right on top of me the whole time I am in bed. Last night, I knew she needed to go out but I could not wake up enough to let her out. She was licking my face big time. When I finally hauled myself out of bed, and went to let her out, there was a nice big present right in front of the back door. MY fault again, not hers. SHe tried, Bless her little poopy heart. I cant leave her out because she barks at ghosts, and leaves, and the wind, and the wind chimes, and the neighbors get all upset. Otherwise she would just stay out until I was well. Cant have a doggie door, because the cats would get out and they are stupid. THey would be Coyote dinner in no time.

I need a maid.

Chemystery went over the top last night to Ellensburg to spend the weekend with her husband. I think it was more, I NEED TO KEEP AWAY FROM THE GERMY ONE!! Which is probably a good thing. I do not do sick well at all. I like everyone around me when I am sick. I do not like to be left alone. Do not know why, been that way all my life. Don't necessarily want to converse with them, (hell I couldnt anyway, no voice) just want them close so I know I am loved. or hated. So it is just me the cats, Sadie and Bea.

I am out of cat food, so I had to put down IAMS dog crunchies for them. It speaks volumes when Loki looks at me, looks at it, and then tries to cover it up... He'll eat when he gets hungary enough.

Well I am starting to shiver again, which must mean my fever is coming back. So I shall go drink some more yucky stuff and crawl under the Electric Blanket to keep warm.

I need someone to cuddle with...I guess I have to make do with the pillow...


If you are ready for spring, Go to Northwest notes She has wandered into one of my favorite sites. The Sauk River is a tributary of the Skagit River, Which runs from British Columbia down through the North Cascades into Puget Sound right at Whidbey Island!! THe Sauk is relatively un-settled, or was the last time I was up there. It is natural and wild and gorgeous! And smack FULL of wild Steelhead!!! Great Fishing!!! You have not fished until you have had a wild steelhead hit your line, and then fought that sucker all the way into the net. They are big, about 5-10 lbs and OH MY GAWD they are good to eat!! THey basically are Sea-run trout but taste like Salmon!!

I got carried away, Sorry Fran!! Her blog is really a good indicater of the weather and the seasons and the country side around here. The Chilly Hilly that she refers to is a sponsored bike ride on Bainbridge Island that idiots ride in every year. It is usually COLD, WET and VERY HILLY!! THese guys get on the ferry and collapse!!! I guess it is sposed to be fun?

Check her out!

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Yankee or Dixie?

I was surfing and found a blog called Sweetea, and decided to look. She has a quiz on there that tells you if your speak yankee or if you speak Dixie. I have been raised predominately in the Western Us and the South Pacific. I rated 50% Yankee...must be my Mother coming through...


I was reading, or trying to, Leslie's post this morning and Started to write about vibrating patches of fur, and decided that is what I would post about today. Chitters is one of my 4 cats. I had come to this house with 1 cat, Rudy, who was the love of my life. My sister registered me with WAIF The local no-kill animal shelter. Bless her heart.

I was called to foster parent a momma cat and her kitties. I did, and decided that I would NOT get attached to any of the kittens. It was hard because kittens are my most favorite things in the whole wide world. Kittens from birth to grown. I love them when they are still wet and wiggley from the placenta. I love to pick them up and kiss them. I would be the happiest person in the world to just raise kittens. Alas, I always keep one!!

THis time even though I loved little Gordo, I did not keep him, He would ride on my shoulder all day and purr like mad. I did not need another cat so I told myself from the git-go that I would NOT KEEP ONE!

The day came to return them all to the shelter. I took them all back and put them in the litter cage, and walked away. I suddenly was stopped, by a little paw with claws in it grabbing onto my pant leg. I looked down and there in the bottom cage was the cutest litter of kittens I had ever seen!! Grey long haired tabby kittens. The Male kitten had ahold of my pant leg and would not let go. I asked to hold him, and I was hooked!!! He was purring as I picked him up, and was so loving, and SOFT. I picked up his sister and put her on my other shoulder and had stereo purr kitties!! they were both so fat and sodt and loving, that I had to take one home. So I took the Male. (they make better lovers)

I never name my cats until I have had a chance to see how their personalities work out. This one was a terror!! He would get into the trash and bring me all sorts of goodies. It was not unusual to wake up with a dirty meat diaper on my pillow. or a chicken bone, or a catfood can lid. He was something. I could not think of a proper name for him so I just called him you little SHIT!! for over 6 months, that was what he heard. YOU LITTLE SHIT!! When my Dad moved in with me, he thought that was a terrible name for such a sweet kitty so he shortened it to shitters, and then to Chitters. That became his name. Chitters, derived from YOU LITTLE SHIT. Looks better at the vets office too.

Chitters is a lover. He sits beside me at the computer every day, and usually positions his tummy over the mouse hand so he can get scratched. Chitters is the outcast from the others. He just stays by himself except when there is a fire in the stove. He can usually be found right beside me where ever I am, purring quietly. He is comforting when I am not feeling good. He is also the one who mourned with me when I had to have Rudy put to sleep. I came home devasted and sobbed, and sobbed, Chitters would hear me and come running right up to my face and pat his little paws on my cheeks as if to say. It's ok mommie, I'm still here.

He's not a little shit anymore!!

Monday, February 23, 2004


I have a nasty virus in my eyes which is causing my vision to blur badly. Since I am not the greatest typist in the world, I have to look at the keys so my nose is on the keyboeard looking at the keys, and It is very difficult to write. SO I'm begging off for a few days unti I can see again. Be back soon I hope.

And here is a post of the clan hogging the wood stove

And yes Loki sleeps like that all the time. Sadie and Lint were outside.

Saturday, February 21, 2004


So in one of those rare MOther/Daughter moments of bonding, Chemystery and I were talking about funny things and I said, "oh! you have to read Kat today." She is talking about Penis's! Chemystery said well I must confess, that of all your blogger friends, I like hers the best, and I read her quite often.

My Daughter marches to a different drummer and has all of her life. She refused to be miscarried when I was young and single and PG! She grabbed on and hung on for 101/2 months. Yep, that too was different. 6 weeks late she was! and THEN she didn't wanna come out...took me three days in the labor room to pop her out. She has been an independant little cuss ever since. If I said it must be this way, she would do it that way! Needless to say, I do not read many of HER blog friends. Belle dujour, clean sheets etc. She also writes erotica. Has a blurb on her blog that says DONT GO THERE MOM! I dont. There are some things a Mom just does not want to know.

ANYWAY, she is reading Kat's post about Penis's and laughing, and then we talked or I did anyway about only seeing two in my life and they were both the same. She cracked up and laughed at me. When I said that was pretty Normal I thought, she hooted and said no Mother it isn't. Well beings as how I am 58 I thought it was for someone my age. She laughed and said, "NO! you've been single for how long now? 20 years... LOLOLOLOLOLL" "Mom. That is sooo pathetic!"

Like I said, there are some things a Mother!! She walked out still hooting at me!! So of those of you that are close to my age, How many have YOU seen?

Spring is Here!

GOD!! I woke up this morning with my eyes sealed SHUT!! yesterday they started itching rally bad, and leaking tears like mad! I was up about 3 times in the night rinsing them out with warm water. I look like I have been on a three day crying jag!! FROG EYES! All puffy and crusty and red!! yuck. Mr RIght surely woun't want me now!!

Jeff Rener on KING 5 weather said that tree pollen was very high yesterday...guess what is 60 feet out my bedroom window? ALDERS!! Lots of 'em! G R E A T !!!!!! Maybe I'll see you later and maybe I'll just FEEL you later!! ACHOO!!! sorry!! SNIFF!!! sorry....

one more funny...

An old man was sitting on a bench at the mall. A young man walked up to the bench and sat down. He had spike hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, blue, and yellow. The old man just stared. Every time the young man looked, the old man was staring. The young man finally said sarcastically. "What's the matter old timer, never done anything wild in your life?" Without batting an eye, the old man replied, "Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son."

Friday, February 20, 2004

My Blogging anniversary!!

One year ago today I went to my boss and said “I QUIT”! actually it was a little better said, but the jist was I am retiring, I am taking your money and heading out of Dodge!! Effective March 1st. I came home from that meeting and started writing in my Blog. I had no idea what I was gonna do, or how this was going to affect me emotionally. I had spent over 37 years working for the Navy Exchange, and it had always come first, before my family, my health or anything else.

I knew I was going to be embarking on a journey that would change me forever, and I did not know where it was going to lead me, nor what condition it was going to leave me in. I was to say the least, Scared Shitless!! I had always used the excuse “I cant afford to retire, too many bills” But NEXCOM came out with an offer company wide that the first 500 associates that qualified would get full retirement, benefits, and 25,000 in cash if they retired early and within the next 3 months. They called my bluff. I thought, and I cried, And I agonized, but then I added up all that I owed except my Mortgage, and All that I would need to live on and then plugged in what I would be getting from the buy out, and my retirement. OHMIGAWD!!! I can pay off EVERYTHING, buy a few items and still have enough to live on!!

I then started writing …I did not know what direction this blog would take, as I had seen several, but did not have anyone to “blog” with. I did not know if I wanted it to be a confessional, out there where everyone in cyberspace could see it, or if I wanted to keep it just a daily itemized diary so that I would know what I had done with my life after retirement.

The evolution that has transpired amazes even me sometimes. I am not completely a computer idiot, nor am I a Geek, but I can usually figure things out with time. What I did not know was the 4 letters HTML I learned, really quickly! I started the first week or so with a plain template from blogger, and as I walked around and saw all that was out there I of course got hungry for more!

I had just purchased a baby bunny and had no idea how to take care of it, so I goggled for info, and found a blog about Bunnies…only it was a war blog. I read her daily, and she did have some links to rabbit sites. Through her blog links I found Leslie, and through her, the rest of my friends, one way or another. All of this encouraged me to write more, link more, play more, blogwalk more, and to experiment more. I have changed my blog 3 times since then, and still have a few tweaks to do, but for the most part, I have taken the original blog template and dinked with it until it appeared the way it has. I still have not figured out how to get my 100 things from dreamweaver to my Blog. I have it all ready, just can’t get it out there. Thought about just starting another blog entitled “My 100 things” and just linking to it, but thought that was the chickens’ way out.

I have met so many people out there that have helped me fill the void. For the most part they are honest, forthright people who care about my blog and me. A few of them I am sure are using aliases for one reason or another, but I don’t care. They are who they say they are in my book. They don’t know that I am really who I say I am either, but those that care enough know.

This past year has been one of absolute wonder!! I did not know that there was such a thing as a stress free Holiday season!!! It really is wonderful!!! I went to the town Christmas Parade, and actually got to see it, I was not working the late shift at the store!!

I did not miss the store, well, yes I did, but not to the extent that I thought I would. I think I saw the handwriting on the wall a few years back, and decided that I needed to go. We were undergoing a hostile take over, without any one acknowledging it. The old people that grew up in the system were leaving like rats deserting a sinking ship and they were being replaced not from promotion within, but with outsiders…management people from The May Company, and Kohl’s and Carter Hawley Hale, people that for one reason or another were no longer working for these civilian companies. People that had no clue how the military worked or how to interface with the people that were left.

Change is good. I was not one of the troglodytes that resisted the changes, because I saw that most of them were good changes. When I started to worry was when promises made were not kept, and the people that had been working hard for the company were being sent to outposts to die, or were passed over for promotion.

I was sent to Fallon, Nevada as General Manager of the store. Good position. Good money, SHIT location. I was there for 2 ½ years and I was promised only 2 and a transfer back to the Pac NW. None of that happened. It took a family emergency and a serious downgrade to get me back home. That was when I knew that my time was done. When A company that you have given your all for will not go to the wall for you and keep promises that were made, then you know that the ones coming in from the outside are the chosen few.

I felt I had much more to contribute, but my family and my well-being took first place for the first time in my career, and with the offering in hand, I Retired!!

I have kept very busy with my hobbies, and my Theater, and do not regret my decision at all. There are more things that I could have done with more income, but I’m secure for a while, and I can continue to live here until taxes go up too high. My Car is fairly new, I love it and it is paid for also. The only hang up is my Health insurance, which is not the best, but still a lot better than having nothing. I can deal with it.

I do not have any extra money, so travel is out, unless it is fairly close, and I camp. I feel that I am very lucky to have been given this chance. I also feel that I am very lucky in finding all the Blog friends that I have all over the world. I travel to South Africa every Night, and Japan, and Scotland, and England. I travel to Canada twice a day and I go all over the US every afternoon. I enjoy the honesty and the humor that I find in all my blog friends. I feel like they are a part of my family now, even though I have not met them, and I laugh and cry with their daily posts.

I have learned that there are some very passionate people out there, when it comes to politics. I read both Left and Right newspapers, although I tend to lean RIGHT, I allow those leaning left to their own views.

I have met new family members when they have arrived, and I have mourned those that have left us. I hold my breath when one of my friends is Ill, and I give thanks when they get well.

I guess I will continue to blog along and see what the coming year will bring. Who knows, maybe Mr. Right is out there dying to meet a fat old woman with a great sense of humor!!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

What book are you?

I was doing great not getting sucked in to any more of these damn quizes, but I am a sucker for BOOKS! I had to do it!!

You're I, Robot!

by Isaac Asimov

While you have established a code of conduct for many generations to
follow, your demeanor is rather cold and calculating. Brought up to serve humans, you
have promised never to harm them, to follow orders, and to protect yourself. Living up
to this code has proved challenging and sometimes even drives you mad. If you were a
type of paper, you would be pulp.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

And I HATE Science Fiction!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


I was going through some of my old writing and found this. I was looking for the pictures that went with it, but I can only find the one I took, not the one Dad took. It is remarkable how Nature has taken over and filled in the spaces that man left behind. There are however thousands of dimples all over the tundra where tents and Quonset huts were at one time. You know just by looking that there were a lot of men living there. For the most part, the Navy has cleaned up a lot of the deserted buildings, and they have removed most of the deserted wharves except right in Adak City.

Yesterday Leslie wrote about needing a place to get in touch with herself. I used to (and still do) take a book of paper and a pen somewhere in the mountains or on the beach and just sit and write whatever popped into my head for 30 minutes. Sometimes it surprises even me. Sometimes I don’t want to keep it, and sometimes I do. This was one of those times.

Finger Bay, Adak, Alaska

Easter Sunday 1992

I’m sitting here in about the same spot as my Father stood 45 years ago, The day that he took a picture of the busy wharves and submarine docks that were once in abundance here. Now, I am looking out over a pristine finger of water; almost a fjord, and the wharves and docks are gone. Given way to age and a changing military environment. The concrete pads for the wharves are still here, and on the hill behind me are the few remaining Quonset huts that are protected by the historic register. There are a few piles of rotting timbers and rusting metal, but for the most part, this Bay has been reclaimed by nature. Signs of Man’s presence are still visible, but soon the tundra will cover them, and the winds and tides that shape these shores will eradicate any trace of the war machine that was once so present here. The quiet here is at times deafening! Broken only by the gurgling of the Raven on the high cliffs, and the splash of the sea otter as he flips to dive for his supper. Right now the remains of yesterdays’ snow is melting from the Tundra, and brown and black patches are poking through, leaving the low spots still covered with white. The water running down the cliff face has turned into giant icicles, hanging like frosting from the mountain. It isn’t really cold, only about 34 degrees, but the wind comes roaring down from the high peaks and freezes anything it touches. This land is so unforgiving. It’s harshness not readily apparent, but the tundra can be a killer in a heartbeat. It’s softness is very deceiving, for the soft covering of moss and grass can hide a deadly cavern beneath it, cut by eons of melting snow carrying abrasive volcanic ash. These islands were born of violence and are violent still. Evidenced by the almost daily earthquakes that shake us awake. Live volcanoes are a fact of life in the Aleutian chain, and within a 30-mile radius we have 3 active ones, and numerous geo-thermal vents that could erupt at any time. The term living on borrowed time really applies here, but not one of us is willing to admit that we could be vaporized in an instant...returned to the elements from whence we came.

For Don...

I was blogwalking, and one of my good friends said that he wanted to see more nude pictures on the internet. I promised him I would post a nude picture. SO forgive me dear friends, this one is for D. in NY! LOLOLOLOL

Courtesy of LINT's ass.

Monday, February 16, 2004

Yucky Day!!

Today is Bob's Birthday, SO since i KNOW that he will not use anything that I might buy him for a gift, I took him out to dinner. We went to the tacky cheap Mexican place down Island. GREAT FOOD. Dirty TOrn upholstery, walls are a mess, prices are fantastic, service is great and there is standing room only. Hole in walls are really good sometimes! Came back here watched CNN and then he left. It is too cold in here for him, and I am being a cheap skate with the heat and the wood!! I am almost out of seasoned wood, and winter is not over yet. I can always put on another pair of socks and crawl under the blanket. It is a cinch that he wont crawl under it with me, so he left for home. Bet you a buck he does not make it past the TYEE Restaurant and BAR!! i dont drink anymore, so When we go out he only has one beer, leaves early and then goes and gets tanked up. At least it isn't on my dime!!! The hangovers he can't blame on me either if he has one.

It turned really nasty today. Windy and rainy and chilly!! THe stars are out now though. so maybe tomorrow will be sunny and warmer. It's Deck season almost. I think the Alders are starting to push out their catkins, which means that the pollen will be covering everything, and my allergies will be raging!! i do love spring though. My Pussy Willows are almost popped out, and then I will prune the bush way back and also have a good bouquet of pussy willows to dry and have on hand.

THe Iris that I transplanted last Fall are poking their new fans up also! I thought I had lost them in the cold, but apparently not! TIme to start pruning the roses too. I want to get the front of the house looking pretty this spring. It is covered in weeds, and it is time to get out there and refurbish the look. Transplant the roses to the back yard where they will get better sun, and then dig up and replant all the front beds. I think I will put annuals along there, so they can be replanted yearly as the whim hits me. Right now I am into petunias, and other sweet smelling flowers. GOtta plant Sweet Peas next week too, all around the deck.

It will probably snow next week.

My dentist called this morning and wondered why I had not been in in a while, FUNNY YOU SHOULD CALL.....So March 1st I have an appointment to get my tooth fixed, and then start on the rest of the work that needs to be done. The knee well....we'll play that one by ear. Gotta have my teeth!! I can hobble with the knee can't eat with no teeth.

Well My fingers are frozen so its time to go crawl under the electric blanket and watch tv. See ya...

Sunday, February 15, 2004


Since It has been a long while since I posted anything this will be a mish mash of "stuff" A pot-pourri of topics. I blogwalked this afternoon, and caught up on everybod's weekend. Did not comment much, wanted to get through everybody first.

At Denny's I shamelessly stole this picture. I thought it put to words my feelings on Kerry quite well.


I also was sitting here and chomping on those cute little Brachs candy hearts, the ones with those little sayings on them...and broke a fricking TOOTH!!! Damn! Now I will have to get a crown instead of a new knee!! That just pisses me off!!

I got home last night about 1230 after striking the set of GODSPELL!! So now I go down into the annals of history. Sold 95% of the seats. Which is a really good sell through. I worked Box office yesterday, and had to tell everyone we were SOLD OUT! YES!!

The Show was fantastic last night. Judas in the 2nd act runs off stage and out the exit door and bangs it loudly. It is down about 7 steps. He waits about 10 minutes and then comes slamming back in. (He supposedly is betraying Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. ) Well last night he slipped and fell down those 7 steps, hit his head on the door which made the noise like he was sposed to, and just lay there. Only a very few of us saw what happened. I ran down the stairs, knee forgotten for the moment, and helped him up to the green room. We spent the next 5 minutes icing his foot and tying his lace up boots tighter. He made it back on stage for the cruxifiction scene, and was able to carry Jesus off, but there were huge tears streaming down his face from the pain. Bless his heart!! He is a Navy Corpman, and knew something was wrong, so right after curtain, we whisked him off to the hospital. THe Usher works with him and made comment about how she could not wait to see the accident report.

In the Military, any time an active duty person is injured, on duty or not, you have to fill out an accident report. We figured it would read something like this:

ACCIDENT OCCURED WHERE: Stairwell of the Pharisees temple

What WAS THE PATIENT DOING WHEN IT HAPPENED: Betryaing Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.

HOW MANY DAYS OF WORK WERE MISSED? Just the last supper! Made it back for the cruxifiction.

Yeah I know...We are sick Puppies!! He laughed too.

Anyway, I am done with the Playhouse until next season. GODSPELL is over, and I have nothing welse on my calendar...NOTHING>>> NADA!!!

When I retired this time last year my sister commented as I left her house, "well now I guess all you have to do is wait to die huh?" I will NEVER forget that remark. It has festered in the back of my mind for a year. GOD you don't s'pose she's right do you?...

Saturday, February 14, 2004

I can't remember If I posted this or not, but If I did it is funny enough to do it again, If not....IT'S REALLY FUNNY!!!!

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.

St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on .. very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL THe funniest clean joke I've seen in a while!!!!!

I wish the pictures had posted, but they didn't. too bad.

Heading to bed, I just got home from cast party and I am POOPED, and have to work at the Playhouse tomorrow, and then the last show and then strike the set!!! Gonna be a LOOOONNNNGGGGG Day. but then it's all over!!! WHo-WHOOO!!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2004

So much for sunshine!

I woke up this morning, bright eyed and bushy-tailed (don't go there Don) and early!! The sky was just turning a pretty pink. Since I sleep with my head out the open window, I exhaled and saw my breath. It was 28 degrees out there, and the Doves were feeding at the feeders. I watched the morning come alive, and the birds all wake up. I heard the mystery bird again this morning. I think it is some kind of Warbler or Thrush. I cant tell. I spent a few hours on listening to bird songs, still can't find it. Dang!!! Any Way Back to the sunshine. I went out on the deck and drank a cup of coffee, and just soaked up the warmth and enjoyed the birds. Sadie was right there beside me the whole time.

The past few mornings I have been visited by a female Downy woodpecker. Last year there were the males, both Downy and Hairy, but no females. and this year I have not seen either Harry or Mort! They both look alike except for the size. The Downey woodpecker is 1/2 the size of the Hairy woodpecker. I have the suet feeders full now, so They will continue to come back.

What I have not seen this year though are the Squirrels. I saw Lola AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, AND NOTHING SINCE THEN. (OOOPS Caps on) sorry...I think it is because Sadie is such a sassy little bitch...She barks at everything! She may have scared Lola and the others away. I hope not. I worked so hard to get them into the yard. Mariah never barked at Lola. In fact Lola could run right over the top of her and she would just lay there.

THe sun has been hidden by the cold front that is rolling in from the Pacific. THe clouds were very high and thin this morning, but it is gray and cold out there right now. It is s'posed to rain any time now, and clear through the weekend. Swell. Ah well, I am busy this weekend anyway, so it can rain all it needs to, then it can clear up by Tuesday and start getting Warm again. 'Tis Time. It is Spring. Or should be anyway.

I will have to make it over to the Skagit Valley next week and see if the flowers are blooming yet. We grow all sorts of Spring flowering bulbs over there, So many that we Export them to Holland so that they can Import them to US! Doesn't make sense to me, but that is the way it goes folks. The fields are GORGEOUS with Daffodils and Tulips and Iris's and all sorts of bulby plants.

Gotta get ready for Friday nights Sell-out!! See ya!

Thursday, February 12, 2004


It is one of those JEWELS of a day in the Pacific Northwest, that helps sustain us through the rest of the bleary gray winter. The sun is out, it is fairly warm, 56 degrees, and there is just a hint of a breeze. THe skies are clear, you can see the mountains all the way around. Mt. Baker to the Northeast, Garabaldi to the North, Mt Rainier to the South, the Cascades to the East, and the Olympics to the west. It is Get out and get going weather. Unfortunately, I am feeling under the weather, and can not. The birds are LOVING it too. they are chirpping, and flying and twittering like mad. The bulbs are poking their little heads through the leaves, and the grass is starting the move to take over the yard.

There is a bird out there that is singing his little heart out, I can not see it, so I have no clue what it is. I have never heard it before. Maybe because I have not been here at this time of the year before. I have the windows open so I can hear them clearly. It is driving the cats nuts. They want out sooo badly, and My kitties don't go out. I know I am thought of as a Mean Mommie, because they can't go out, but they go right over the fence, and right into the woods, where THERE BE DRAGONS THERE... If they would stay in the back yard, I would gladly let them out. That would surely take care of the Rodent problem!!!

This is the last weekend of the show. Tonight we are almost sold out and friday and Saturday's shows are already sold out!! How way cool is that!!! I will be so glad when we strike the set, and I can just relax. I say that now, but I will be absolutely at a loss. No more deadlines? ARRGGHHH! What ever shall I do then?

I will be forced to actually clean house!! ARRGGGHHHH! I will be forced to actually face the yard work!! ARRRGGGHHH!!! I will be forced to take a hard look at my health! AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Do I have the strength and will power to do all this? Probably not. WIll I? maybe! I need to get my knee and my back fixed so I can MOVE and then I can get my weight back down. I will NEVER be at my goal weight, I KNOW that. And right now, I am fine with that. But I do need to get rid of the 30+ lbs I have gained in the past two years. I would like to lose 150 lbs. That would put be below the weight charts. I am 6'1" tall, so I carry weight fairly well. It is all in my torso. WHich is NOT ideal for Health issues. I really need to get out there and walk 3 miles a day. That would help immensely. I will be getting a stipend for Directing this show, so maybe I will apply it to my Knees.

I'm happy when I'm hiking...
on the mountain trail.

I'm happy when I'm hiking...


Good Lord! I can't remember the words to that song, and in Girl Scouts I sang it all the time.

Oh!! There's a thought!!! Maybe I can become a Scout Leader!!! Nah...I hate little girls...they are too noisey!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


I just got a notification from my server Galaxynet that it appeared I was trying to send an email with a virus in it. Address came from me, but it did not!!! I just ran a virus check from, and Mcafee, and PC Cillin and I am clean as a whistle. Galaxynet has Phaegis which blocks all outgoing and incoming bad guys. Really good stuff there. I wish I was as smart as these guys that develop these viruses. Can you imagine being able to screw up the worlds computers as a teenager? YIKES!!! Microsoft oughta hire them and pay them Millions just to develop vaccines for these things. It is far beyond my Ken to even change the layout of my blog much less screw with someone else's 'puter!

Supposedly the subject line has the word Hi as its subject. it attaches itself inside address books and sends itself randomly disguised as someone else. WOW!! and we cant cure cancer yet...

Monday, February 09, 2004


How to Shower Like a Woman

1. Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks.
2. Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas
3. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror - make mental note to do more sit-ups
4. Get in the shower. Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah, and pumice stone.
5. Wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins.
6. Wash your hair again to make sure it's clean.
7. Condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced with natural avocado oil. Leave on hair for 15 minutes.
8. Wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red.
9. Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash.
10. Rinse conditioner off hair.
11. Shave armpits and legs.
12. Turn off shower.
13. Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower. Spray mold spots with Tilex.
14. Get out of shower. Dry with towel the size of a small country. Wrap hair in super absorbent towel.
15. Check entire body for zits, tweeze hairs.
16. Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head.
17. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.

AND NOW .... How To Shower Like a Man

1. Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed and leave them in a pile.
2. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see wife along the way, shake wiener at her making the 'woo-woo' sound.
3. Look in the mirror, look at your wiener and scratch your ass.
4. Get in the shower.
5. Wash your face.
6. Wash your armpits.
7. Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse them off.
8. Make fart noises (real or artificial) and laugh at how loud they sound in the shower.
9. Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area.
10. Wash your butt, leaving those coarse butt hairs stuck on the soap.
11. Shampoo your hair.
12. Make a Shampoo Mohawk.
13. Pee.
14. Rinse soap off ansd get out of shower.
15. Partially dry off. Fail to notice water on floor because curtain was hanging out of tub the whole time.
16. Admire wiener size in mirror again.
17. Leave shower curtain open, wet mat on floor, light and fan on.
18. Return to bedroom with towel around your waist. If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake wiener at her and make the 'woo-woo' sound again.
19. Throw wet towel on bed. too...

Sandals- peaceful, daydreamy, and thoughtful, you
often find yourself staring into space. When
you aren't out volunteering you are often just
dreaming away. You enjoy the company of
friends sometimes but enjoy peace and quiet.
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cow- you are very contended with life and the way
things are. you are not often upset or
flustered. people can count on you to be
dependable and always on time. you don't like
change or trying strange things. don't let
that keep you from having a good time.

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Friday, February 06, 2004


Something must be happening weather wise...or should I say ABOUT to happen? The birds are fluttering around the feeders in numbers that I haven't seen in awhile. Last time was just before a big storm. Do they know something We don't?

The Goldfinch are starting their morphing already also, the males are starting to get bright yellow splotches on their heads. The females are a bright olive green . Chitters is sitting thedre in the window trying like hell to get them, and they are teasing him like mad!! They even are clinging to the window screen while he bats and scratches at the window.

I LOVE teasing my cats like that. Gives them excersise and keeps the birds safe!

Yeah I know...I'm sick....

Thursday, February 05, 2004

My Right TIT

Well, Since every body else is doing it....Here is mine!!!!!

Think I'll make it to a half-time show?

Wednesday, February 04, 2004


Well I THINK I am finished...I think. See anything that you thinks needs to be different? I cant figure out how to change the title. I wanted to make it bigger and fancier. But guess I'll just have to stick with the way it is!!! Took me all morning long to figure out where the banner was. It was still maroon, and I wanted it yellow and blue. I finally picked some weird color, changed a number and then peeked until I found the right area, then changed it to the right color!! So how'd I do with absolutely NO TRAINING?

Now I have to remember what it is I did and where I did it to, so I can change it again someday.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Lord of the Rings, Return of the King

Jesus H. Christ in a rowboat!!! Talk about a marathon movie!!!! I still have so many questions, Elves, Dwarfs, orks, dead dudes, men, Mastadons, hobbits, trolls, and good GOD a TON of horses!!! how did they get that many horses in New Zealand!! It was so loud it hurt my ears, and 4 freaking hours for a movie is waaaaay too long. I enjoyed it, but I wish to hell I could figure it all out. Dude dies, dude comes back to life. HUH? and none of the Elves had on little red hats and green tights!! They must have had to search the world for all of that Armour too!! Guess I'll wait until the videos come out and rent them all and watch them all at once. Maybe I'll get it then!

SAdie bug is so much better tonite. She still wants her Mommie though, and licks her tummy a lot, but she is doing fine. She still leaps off the porch though, and I cant get her to hold still enough to take her down the stairs myself. I need both hands for the stairs with this knee. She has her squeeky baby and is laying on her pillow right there, waiting for me to go to bed. Guess I'd better huh?

IN the mirror

Ok, This is as good as it gets folks... no makeup, but the hair has just been washed, dried and fluffed. I am taking this into the bathroom mirror...tried holding it out and taking it but I kept just getting my tits...and they dont look like Janet's!!

Monday, February 02, 2004

Here I go...

BEAR WITH ME FOLKS, I'm Playing again....I hope I don't screw this up...Stand by CJ!!

Poor Baby....

Sadie has an Owie!!! She got Spade today, and has a hole in her tummy! I left her off at 9:00 this morning and picked her up at 3:00. She was so happy to see me, but she definately was not feeling her best. She laid on the exam table, and wagged her tail slowly, licked my hand, and peed all over it. (the table, Kat) I took her home, with instructions to keep her calm and dont let her jump or run. OH SWELL!! That's all she ever does!

I put her in her pen to let her sleep, and she laid there shivering. I keep a cold house anyway, but she was kinda shocky I thought, so I got her and pulled her into bed with me turned on the electric blanket shoved her under the covers and just laid there watching tv and holding her until she got warm. She slept about 3 hours, I slept about 1. She woke up and I took her outside and put her on the porch, which she immediately LEAPED off of. Not a good thing. She whimpered and sat down and did not move!! I went back in and got my slippers on, and then walked her all over the back yard until she went pottie.

I had to pick jer up and bring her back in. Right now she is sleeping right over there on a messed up throw rug. Not too far from me. She has not eaten yet, and is sleeping much easier. I hate it when my babies hurt! With the boys it is just a tiny little snip, snip and its all over, (even though THEY think it is major surgery) but with the girls it is Major cutting and moving their insides around and cutting out the spare parts, then stitching from the inside out. Not fun. She will get better in a few days, but I will spoil her until she is....I'm just that way...

Sunday, February 01, 2004


After numerous years of letting my hair grow, and letting it grow out so there is no more color in it, I had it all cut off!! I needed a new look, and I may regret this later, but right now, it is short and feels good. It is about 3 inches long all over. I wanted a blow and go look, and I got it. It's cute, and now it is only two colors, grey and brown instead of 14 different colors from the sun and the perm and mother nature. Just a touch of curl around the face, the rest is straight. I have no curl naturally, and I have really coarse hair so it just falls forward and lays there. I can get up and shower, gel, and go. Whoo-who!! Since I have absolutely nothing planned for the next few months, I can look as casual as I want to.

Stayed home from the play today with the knee. When I got up this morning, I could not even stand on it. SO...rubbed gel into it and kept it up most of the day. It feels better now. At least I can get across the room without stumbling. I will go and tell the Dr I want it fixed NOW! I want to get out and walk, and explore! I want to try and get some of this weight off, and try to get off of insulin. Maybe I won't but I wanna.

Sadie bug goes in tomorrow morning for her "operation" She is so tiny still, and such a sweetie, I don't want her to hurt!! I also don't know how I am going to keep her still until it heals!! She never walks, she runs, ANd use the steps? Nah, LEAP from the top of the porch to the ground. SHe wears me out just watching her. She even jumps on the top of the couch and onto the floor!! She thinks she's a cat!!! ANyway, I am worried, as any Mommie would be when their baby gets a hole cut into her tummy and her parts removed! And Stitches!!! Poor baby!! No dinner from now on, and nothing to drink after Midnite. :-(

She is cutting molars right now, and chewing an anything she can find. MAinly the log tote! LOVES IT!! Must be the musty smell of rotting wood that turns her on. She has chewed the back off of my sheepskin slippers! (UGGS) and was heading for my daughters Clarks when I stopped her. Guess we gotta keep them all tied to the roof for awhile...