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Soggy Sunday

We have not had rain for several weeks now.  Today is rainy and gloomy.  Thank you Lord.  I do have a bit of a headache, but as it is coming down, it is refreshing and it is letting up.  I love rain and it’s smell and all it’s cleansing power.  There is just a wee rumble of thunder which makes it nice for sleeping or snuggling.  Or for my sister’s case, driving.  She is on her way now to see me, and it is the perfect driving weather.  We both love rain to drive in, since the sun gives us both headaches.  She will be stopping shortly for a break to take a nap and it will be perfect for her sleeping.  It is raining where she is also. 


Yesterday I watched the grandbabies for my son and his wife.  It was their 5th anniversary.  I had them all day.  They went to the beach and dinner and movie.  I took the kids to the park.  Then we went to McDonald’s and got happy meals.   We decided that we would pop in to see Papa at his work and say hi at the furniture store.  I needed to get a small lamp for the living room.  The kid’s were being sooooo good, I took them to Walmart after and let them each pick out a lil something.  We got a memory game and a musical book.  Then we went back to Nonna’s house for a bit.  We made popcorn there to take to their house.  (I don’t like microwave kind.)  I brought a Disney movie they hadn’t seen before: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Jordy loved it, Sammy didn’t care. 


It was a fun weekend.  Mostly quiet, now resting.  Waiting for my sissy, getting her room ready. Drive already!


Pet Peeves, No they aren’t cute! Whiny Wednesday it is…..


Some things that really make me angry are people that hoard.  I know it is an illness, but it still makes me mad. 


Gluttony is another thing that makes me mad.  They even make TV shows about it.  Man vs Food and shows like it make me want to vomit.  There are people starving in this world and people have to eat like that?  We even have people starving here in our own neighborhoods.   Come on, share the wealth with the poor would you?


People that abandon animals.  Do I have to say anymore?  Wait….yes…they should to them what is done to the animal.  Yup. 


People that are fake.  Come on, have the courage to show your real self.

Or those that are two-faced and stab you in the back.  Ewwww, just say stuff to my face and suck it up!  Don’t hide and be a sissy. 


I don’t like mean-ness.  (is that a word?)  Why be mean when you can say something in a nice tone or just in a calm neutral voice?  The world would be a better place.  Yeah, yeah, take off the rose colored glasses, Jo.


I don’t like confrontation either.  Is there a pattern here?  I guess I’m just an easy going person and want an easy going world around me.  Oops, picked the wrong planet.  LOL


I guess I have too many more to list….I didn’t realize I had so many, geez.   Well, to change the subject to something lighter….we may get another hurricane.  Igor is working his way westward.  He may land on the eastern seashores, but we will see. 


I am hosting a Pampered Chef party for my daughter.  She just recently became a consultant.  I think I own more than she got in her whole kit PLUS what she owned before.  Besides, she lives in FL, I live in NC.  What was I thinking?  But I have to do the Mom thing and support her.  So….I will do this one thing for her.  If you here a scream on the 28th, you will know it was me.  And if you need any Pampered Chef stuff, let me know, I will hook you up!  K?


We bought a nice little sewing machine at an antique store last weekend.  I don’t know why, it is one of those old ones with the peddle on the bottom, like from Sears, the kind in the cabinet that folds into itself.  My hubby said he could “fix it up” and resell it for a bunch of money.  Ha!  We paid $50, and he said he saw one sold for $400 at another yard sale.  I told him when the money was in my hand I would believe him. 


Well, I recently started watching LOST, from the very beginning.  I’m totally engrossed in it.  I watch one show right after another.  I’m addicted!  I’m on season 2 now.  Anyone else have this fever?  I’m also into Grey’s Anatomy.  Yeah, I have nothing else in my life.  Oh, I read alot too.  I have no life.  Well, I don’t have kids.  They are grown now.  I just have a husband, and he is at work most all day.   So after MIL and I do all our junk, I have time to watch my shows….lol!  Then of course, there is the Food Channels!  You know you have your vices too, don’t even go there!! 


You guys have a good rest of the week, enough for whiny Wednesday!







Good Bloggy Buds and a Lil Something Extra

Cheech and my sister C bestowed on me, thank you, this wonderful award.




With this, I have to tell 7 things about myself (x 2 since they both sneakily gave it to me! lol)  and then link back to them.   Then I must find 6 peeps to give it to also:


IN MY MIND ITS ALWAYS FUNNY-Funny (don’t know your real name, lol)







And there you go, you all have such great blogs, I would of given them out to many more, but I think a lot of the others already had hit you up!  So….here are my many things that you might not know about me:


1.  I am very short.  Like barely 5” tall.  Used to be 5.25” but somewhere lost the .25”.  Must be where all the extra socks go in the laundry.


2.  French was my first language.  Our mom was Canadian, and she taught us French, then we learned English as our second language when we went to school.  We still talk it now when we want to piss off our spouses, it makes them think we are talking about them.  lol


3.  I can read a whole book in one day.  I will stay up all night to finish it.  And have most recently.  I have a passion for reading.  It’s one of my vices.  Almost to the point of neglecting everything else in life.  lol


4.  I am like my sister about animals.  I can’t stand to see them hurt or mistreated.  It is one of those things to me that they are defenseless and cannot fend for themselves, so we must do it for them.


5.  I love food.  I love to cook it, I watch it on TV, at the market, read about it, I even subscribe to Food Network Magazine.  I’m a food junkie.  My name is Jo.


6.  I am also obsessed with learning where our people come from.  I have been doing genealogy for over 20 years now on both sides of our family.  Still working hard at it.  Don’t have all the answers yet!


7.  I have a “thing” for body oils, creams, perfumes and that kind of stuff.  I love it!  I just adore smelling good!  I can’t go in a store without stopping and smelling.  It makes me sooooo happy!


8.  I like pretty night gowns too.  The ones that don’t get all tangly with your feet.  they have to be soft and comfy though.  Not restricting in any way, but nice, feeling good, freeing, and soooo dreamy.


9.   I am a very patient person.  I can out wait, out pout, out maneuver, out stand anything I put my mind to.


10.  My dream, one day, is to go to Ireland.  I would love to just go and roam around, preferably once I knew where our ancestors were from, and go there.


11.  My husband and I will be married for 30 years this year, and I will be turning the big 5-0!   AGHHHH!  I am soooo old!


12.  Chocolate…..the very best, don’t settle for anything but the best, nuff said!


13.  I am owned by one little mini dachshund, Morgan.  I am her hooman.  When she barks, I jump.  Literally, she has this deep bark, you would think she was a great dane if you didn’t see her.  She lights up my life. 


14.  I have 3 grand babies right now.  Hopefully, with more to come.  They are my pride and joy.  As life is so short, enjoy each day as it is your last, and embrace your family all around you. 













Well, It Was A Good Try

It wasn’t as strong as we thought, but we got a bit of rain.  Oh well, so much for the 1st storm of the season.  To take your minds off the serious sides of things, I thought I would give you this wonderful video of a doggie that dances.  I laughed so hard, and enjoyed it, thought it would bring you a smile too. 




Earl turned out to be a real downer….all the teasing and taunting aside.  I know they are still expecting him up north and waiting for destruction.  I just thought that he was going to be a bigger and badder boy, had prepared myself for worse.  I guess I am secretly glad nothing came of it.  But sometimes you just want to see some action.  Ya know?  Anyway, I am sure the season will bring some more. 


Hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  We are starting out tonight with a cookout.  Porterhouse steaks cooked out on the grill.  Nothing fancy.  Steamed veggies.  And home made french fries.  I have a hankering for those.  I had another wicked migraine with the storm…yeah, who knew?  So, I am indulging, or my hubby is indulging me in whatever me lil heart desires.  He is so good to me.  Me and Morgan (my lil doxie) are snuggled, medicated (me, not her) and hopefully will get rid of this pounding, freaking headache after I eat something.  It will be my 1st meal of the day. 


Well TTFN and have a great week end.  Stay cool, dry and full!  Rest up, cuz there tomorrow is another day! 


Earl, you petered out you deadbeat, just like your name implies! 125 mph winds? Are you serious? Is that all you got? Give me a break....


Chinese food with my favorite peeps, a storm is looming, the house secure, a good book, what more do you need?
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