Friday, November 27, 2009


As I was leaving my master bathroom, I resolved to return with cleaning supplies and get at least that one chore done today. But, I spotted the pile of dirty towels and decided to throw them in the washer first. But going in the laundry room would mean seeing the kitty litter box. I resolved to change the litter box first. I remembered that the new kitty litter boxes were in a box by the front door. I use the disposable kind made out of corrugated cardboard. When I got to the box, I saw that I had put some little ornament boxes on top of the box holding the litter boxes. I decided to put them away in the drawer of the sofa table where the other ornament boxes are. When I opened the drawer to put them in, I found a bunch of spare change that Sam must have left behind. I picked them all up and went to put them in my purse. My purse was a mess, so I sat down on my bed to clean it out. When I went to straighten out the covers, I remembered that I wanted to wash my sheets, so I decided to strip the bed. As I was stripping the bed, I tripped over a little pile of catalogs and magazines that had accumulated on the floor by my bed. Disgusted, I went in the kitchen to get a garbage bag. When I got to the kitchen, I saw that the dishwasher had completed its last cycle, so I decided to put the dishes away. As I put the dishes away, I spotted the poppy seed bread on the countertop. I popped the container open and dropped two pieces into the toaster. A cup of coffee would go great with that, so I started the coffee. Now I am sitting back on the sofa, having enjoyed the bread and still drinking the coffee, back on the computer again. Sigh.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Did you know ...

That there is a Thanksgiving holiday celebrated on October 25th each year in Grenada? It celebrates the anniversary of the 1983 invasion by American troops following the murder of their Prime Minister. Operation Urgent Fury made other countries furious because it was seen as an example of American imperialism. America did not have the backing of the U.N. or the support of most of the world leaders. Ronald Reagan just made his move and asked forgiveness after the fact. I find it fascinating that the country that joined America in this invasion was Jamaica. Hmmm - I am trying to picture the battle field.

I visited Grenada about three years ago. The cruise ship I was on - The Golden Princess - pulled right up to the dock and we walked off the ship. We got on a little transport bus and went off on a shore excursion. We visited an old family owned estate that makes rum, a historic spice plantation, then traveled to a beautiful family-owned restaurant where we sat out on a beautiful wrap-around porch and enjoyed a buffet lunch and rum punch.

You can rent a villa on Grenada for a very reasonable price. It comes with a staff who will shop, cook and clean for you. For about the same price as you would spend for 5 days at Disney, you can spend a week on the lovely island of Grenada.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

top ten stupid things he has said

Subtitle: When You Should Walk Away --- FAST

10. Can we do lunch instead? I get up really early in the morning.

9. I turn my phone off when I get home because I really need my rest.

8. I left my wallet in my desk at work. Can you cover this and I'll get it next time?

7. Hey, I just noticed that you called a while ago. My phone is screwed up.

6. You don't want to meet my friends. They're a pain in the butt.

5. My house/apartment is being painted/fumigated, so we can't go there. How about your place?

4. I can't stay over. I need to go let the dog out.

3. You don't want to meet my family. They're really dysfunctional.

2. I live with her, but we aren't in a relationship. I actually sleep on the sofa.

And the Number One Stupid Thing He Has Said:

1. I can't accept your Facebook friend request today because I am really busy. But I'm taking a day off from work next week. Maybe I can get out there then.


I know ... WOW, right? This is a compilation after several conversations with friends. But the number one is my own. I am STILL laughing about it days after he said it to me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

no eggos - are you sure?

I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from work. This sign attached to the display case caught my eye. It made me laugh. I was on the phone with my Dad at the time and I told him I needed to hang up so I could take a picture of the sign.