It’s raining….it’s pouring….the old man is

Snoring 😉

It is really wet this year in CA, which is good we need the water.  It could be bad for the fire areas however 😦

Be better for more snow, less rain, then it can sink in slower, but we will see, it has been cold for us, lots of 50’s, usually stays in 60’s and 70’s.



OMG…..I am so freaking “special”..

so my mom got my husband a new set of knives, ever since we got the Traeger we have things we can buy him.

So of course the new knives don’t go in the dishwasher, you have to wash them by hand….I am waiting for my chain mail gloves….not only did I manage it slice 1 finger, I got 2 fingers at once….but I didn’t know it right away as the main finger I sliced was bleeding like crazy, so I thought that is where all the blood came from, my husband is like “is that finger cut too?”  I was like “no, that is blood from this finger”…well come to find out it was CUT, just not as deep…sheesh and to top it off???….Happened on my Right hand, major cut Middle finger, small cut Ring finger….so yea, its gonna be fun around here for a while.


I really need my metal mesh gloves!!!

So they are doing the XMAS shopping

at the school again.  Last year they said they were going to bring in items from a manufacture for them.  Obviously that didn’t go well because they were looking for vendors this year.

However, I got rid of a lot of my display items, I didn’t buy anything during the year, and I didn’t have anything made….aaauuuuggghhh.

Luckily or not, I was trying to make candles to sell, but online, being in glass, they cost a bunch to mail because of the weight, so I was like YES, I can get rid of most of my stuff and make back my money, just looking to break even as the items can’t be over 7 dollars.

I did have to get some display items, but I did have a bunch of charms and stuff to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Plus I am learning to sew, so I am making some zipper pouches and cell phone pillows.

If I make all my money back I will be happy…then next year, I should do better.

Technology is nice and all….

but it can also be destructive and intrusive.  Especially in MY kitchen, stupid microwave will beep when done, normal right, then it KEEPS beeping at me until I come over and open it up or hit clear….sheesh…..

We put the stair light on google, this way when I am carrying up a 25lb dog, I can tell it to turn on, since trying to turn it on with my hands full does’t work well.

It is also frustrating though, when you think you have something set up and it doesn’t work, like google when it will turn on the stair light for me, some times it does, other times I get an error….aaauuuuggghh

We got the Google levnovo Screen, it helps to see what I am telling it to do for lists, reminders ect.  This should help since I can’t remember what I did last night half the time (just kidding, somewhat).

aauugghh…sorry… a bit busy!

so let’s see, what has happened so far this month, it has been WARM here, unseasonably warm, we are NOT Florida, CA usually cools down in Nov until Feb or so, but NO, warm, and unfortunately fires.

We weren’t effected, but we know people who have been, so many homes and lives lost.

We are thankful for those that are ok, and all those who are sending items and money for those who have lost it all.

So…we went to go to a “Home show”

we paid $8 to park (RIPOFF) and then we started to walk in and the lady asks us if we have tickets, we don’t so we have to go get them, but while we were talking to her we looked around and it was small and not very inviting.  NO WAY were we going to waste any more money so we started to leave but saw a FREE craft show.

So we went in, much more crowded and lots of quilting going on.  I thought hey, this looks like fun…so I bought some material.

I soon found out that you have to know how to SEW before you can Quilt….uh….I don’t know how to sew.  So my husband got me a Sewing machine, (so much for the FREE show 🙂 I am going to learn to sew then quilt (that’s the plan anyway!).

I have realized sewing is not that easy, got to take some classes and see how it goes!

Fuller House….no empty nest here

so, lets see, my youngest has come back from Montana with his girlfriend, plus my son and his wife live with us, so we went like this


(4) Mom, Dad, Son oldest, Son youngest-

(3) Mom, Dad, Son youngest – oldest gave 30 day notice (so I could cope) and moved out with friends = 1/2 empty nest

(5) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Girlfriend, Son Youngest –  had son and his girlfriend move back in , apartments he lived in, neighbor took machete to wife head, sorry Mama no can do with them living there, come on home!

(4) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Girlfriend – youngest son of to college in Montana, noooo, so far away for 2 years!  1/2 empty nest.

made a move to larger house just in time ……

(6) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Wife, Son Youngest, son’s girlfriend – oldest son married girlfriend, youngest graduated and came back home with girlfriend!

So now instead if an empty nest, we actually added to it!

We may get a year to on our own before my mom has to come live with us 😉




Spoiled animals….

so while we were gone my son and his wife watched the animals….ha ha ha, hee ,  hee, hee

of course I send him a text asking how they are doing and here is his response “alive”, aauugghhh

then his wife sends me a text, “he is spoiling them” with a picture of them all covered up sleeping.

He is very unhappy he had to turn on the faucet to get the cat to drink 🙂

But everyone happy and healthy when we got home

I think I may have some down time soon

I hope, lets see

July thru Nov 2016 : Selling house – move in to new house – done

Nov – Jan : Holidays – Done

Mar 2017 :Vacation – Done

Mar – Apr 2017 : Sold mom’s house  and move into new house – done

May 2017 : Son’s Wedding – Done

June 2017 : Sons marathon in Montana

July 2017: In friends Renew Ceremony

Auuugghhhh, I need some down time