Well…poopie…..not that I am

complaining about my weight loss, I feel a LOT better, but I went to pull out all my travel clothes, light weight, moisture wicking, and NOTHING fits!

Now I like to clothes shop like any self respecting woman 🙂  but I had to re-buy stuff that is only used occasionally.

Auugghhh, plus I waited until two weeks before to check, so now I have a deadline and can’t wait for sales……(sobbing on floor….auugghh).

Luckily, I found a few things on sale, and I am combing my closet for light stuff I can fit into.

So, glad about the weight lost, but not about the money I am spending :’)



It is finally summer…..here at least

for a while now it has been grey and overcast, with sprinkles in the AM.  While this is good for plants and fires, not so much for us.

It is finally getting sunny in the AM, hopefully June Gloom is gone, and summer here to stay.  As long as it doesn’t get to hot I will be happy.

Darn it, spoke to soon, after this post got all gloomy gus again ;(

I am a sunny and 70-75 degree girl, anything up or down, is not my happy place 😉

I lost my weight, wanna get a new bathing suit, after mumble years.


so I am not really sure about AI, I really think we should be at the top of the food chain…however, I do enjoy some automation.

As I write this, I have a robot duster cleaning my wood floors, while the Roomba is vacuuming my carpets and the mint is washing my tile floor in the kitchen.

So while I enjoy them helping me keep the house clean, I wouldn’t enjoy them telling me how dirty my house is, or them complaining about cleaning, which if they were sentient, they would probably do!

I already have a kitchen that beeps at me if I wait to long to take things out of the stove and microwave!

I already have a family that gives me shit about things, don’t need attitude from the appliances also!


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…..got 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 😉