WTF Manic Monday

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House Beautiful

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House Fail

Want a closer look?

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Yeah.  That would be the driveway/road to the house.  Bet you could buy it cheap!

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And now for the manic part:

What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why? 5 years (if you don’t count the never-ending marriage.  Don’t ask.)  Why did it end?  Wow. Um.  We both got together for so many messed up reasons.  My part in the end was I started  focusing on building a career and J. just wanted to work and party.  I gave in to things I didn’t want to , J. did the same and we never really communicated.  My fault just as much as J’s.  We won’t even talk about the cheating.  It became a tit-fot-tat thing and blew up.  Looking back, I wonder if we ever knew each other at all.

What is on your bedside table? My CPAP,  a bottle of my sleeping pills, The Far Sweet Thing, my shots, and my .40.

How many pillows do you have on your bed? Do you make your bed every day? Three.  When I lived alone, I had five.  I should totally pull the ones from the spare bed.  Yes, I make it everyday.  Isn’t that what good girls do?  I like things neat.  What can I say.

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Happy Monday y’all!

Manic Monday Schtuff!

Done Stacey and Texas style.  😀

Yes, just saying that makes me all icky squishy.

We were too busy to come to the computer yesterday.

If you want to play around, go here.

Do you screen your phone calls?  Yes.  I only have a cell phone, so it’s quite easy.  There are no phone jacks in the love shack and I intend on keeping it that way. Usually

When was the last time you lost your temper? Yesterday.  Target practice with the .40 and the .410 relieved it … mostly. One week, three days ago.

When you’re lost, do you ask for directions? Sometimes.  Sometimes the experience of finding new things or new ways is fun. Yep. Except if I hear banjos playing and pigs squealing.

Monday, Monday

I couldn’t help myself.  Plus, I always love the accoustic versions of songs.  Makes me wish I could finally learn to play the guitar.  The wonderful new random muscle spasms in my hand are putting a damper on a ton of things.

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Moving on…

This week’s Manic Monday questions:

  • Are you a saver or spender? Spender.  I really try hard to save, but it’s usually only for something I want, not a proper adult type of saving.
  • Do you prefer to walk around barefoot in your home? Socks? Shoes? Usually, I have socks (hand knit at that) on at all times when it’s chilly.  I’ve gotten used to walking around barefoot more and more since the foot thing.  I also have this thing where I have… and I mean HAVE to wear socks to bed.
  • Do you talk to yourself? Yeah.  All the time.

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Cute kitteh picture to distract you once again.

She has certainly made herself at home… including deciding that the swiffer thing was her play toy.

Yes, it has been cold enough for a fire.

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Atomic Kitten.

Who knew?

I’m making this my soundtrack for today.

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They’ve remade some of my favorite growing up songs.

I am not that old.

Shut up!

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What are you doing today?

Happy Monday y’all!

Manic Tuesday?

It’s been a little crazy around here.

Shut up peanut gallery.

Besides all of the general “clean up yard after tenants neglected it for a year” and “fix up the dock and fish shack” stuff, today we ran around pricing beds and buying junque for the house.  We ended up with a king size – WOO!  Room to sleep!

The best purchase I made today?

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A Mossberg 500 .410 pump action field rifle.  My cold dark heart is going pitter patter.  While I was talking to the guy at the gun shop about where and why and all that fun stuff, his comment was “even crack addicts know the sound of a pump action rifle”.


Because I was blog slacking (but not life slacking) yesterday and most of today, (Although, I did get a few rounds done on a sock while Texas was playing in Home Depot) here’s the Manic Monday stuff:

What’s one of the simple pleasures in your life? Sitting on the dock or the tractor. Stacey

What do you like to snack on when you watch a movie? Cheese and crackers Stacey (I told him he couldn’t use that answer… but he won’t change it)

If you were a Survivor contestant, what would be your luxury item? Yarn and needles.  Do you know all the crap I could make? Clothing, fishing nets, blankets. Swiss army knife (I though for sure he was going to say Stacey again, but he wisened up)

I was going to share a bonus video, but you tube doesn’t like avi files – and I don’t feel like playing around right now.

Hope y’all had a great Tuesday!

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today

I worked out at the land yesterday.  I didn’t really want to leave the lake, but I did.  I may have eluded to some things in email, but here is the whole story.

There’s a building out there, mostly full of junk.  There is also some old furniture in good condition, and I loves me some old furniture, so it is worth going through. Yesterday morning, in my pouty, moody, “I don’t want to go” state, I said we should just burn the thing down.

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I don’t want to leave the lake either mom!

Common sense (Texas) prevailed for a while and I got to take my anger out by setting a huge teddy bear on fire.


But I digress.

He reminded me that we were going to use the tin for animal shelters and he wanted to see if some of the wood was salvageable for the fish shack.  We we did get a couple of nice chest of drawers and some shelves out.

By the end of the day, we had found a wild mold problem in the one room and Texas was agreeing with my original assessment.  So this weekend?  If it’s not too windy?  I get to burn a building down.  WOOT!

Ooops! Hey look!  Manic Monday on a Tuesday, because I’m guessing Monday was really manic.

Of all your favorite foods, which one would you find the most difficult to give up for the rest of your life? Fruits.  There is something so right about melons in the summer, strawberries and oranges, oh let’s not forget grapefruits!  A nice crispy apple or pear.  YUM! Lasagna

Which month of the year do you think best describes your personality? August March

If you could be a contestant on any game show, past or present, which show would you pick? Queen for a Day. Because honey, I would rock those kitten heels and pearls and I need a new washer and dryer.  WHAT? Survivor

I’ve also discovered that, I’m a lefty.  (I know Cookie, I’ll beat you to the punchline.  Do they allow that in Texas?)  Between the floppy and the eye thing, I shoot (and aim) better with my left arm.  I also cast a rod better with it.  I’ve noticed that I’ve slowly been doing more and more with my left instead of my right.  Who knows, maybe I’ve really been a lefty all my life.

As Texas said “back in the day, they used to stop kids from using their left hand”.  I didn’t know if I was suppossed to laugh or be miffed.

Ummm, how old do you think I am, Sonny?

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Have a good Tuesday y’all!

Random Monday Sh*t


Proof of knitting on the plane. Luckily, everything made it through security… including me. Apparently Texas doesn’t issue licenses immediately – you have to wait for them to mail it to you – all you get is a little piece of paper with your info on. Which doesn’t help if you have to fly. Oh, and I don’t have a valid passport yet. Yeah. Thankfully, I have a government ID and was smart enough to take along my birth certificate. Amazing how every screener had different requirements for getting through.

§ On the first leg, I sat with a very nice young man who was heading to Oregon to work for the winter. His sister crochets and he had a lot of questions about all the needles. I was also approached several times while sitting in the various airports waiting for flights by people who knit or crochet. Apparently dpns are still a mystery and intimidating to knitters. It’s just sticks and string.


L.A. traffic jam as seen from the shuttle bus. Typical rubbernecking caused this back up. A very nice Mustang Cobra was totaled on the side of the road… all lanes were open, we just had to slow down to look. ARGH! Don’t get me wrong, I loved L.A. when I lived there (the Mojave desert, not so much) but traffic always drove me batty and there is a smell to L.A. that is indescribable. Kind of like how NYC has it’s own smell. The weather was perfect when I was out there and yes, I missed that just a little.

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I don’t think “dropped a valve” or “broke a gear tooth” are things you want to hear when talking about an engine. Yep. I finally killed the ole girl. Texas is going to take her apart today to get a better look. I’m already shopping for replacements. I just have to figure out how to entertain myself until it’s fixed or replaced.


Oh! I warped the loom yesterday and loaded the shuttles last night. I may actually get some weaving done if the arm chills out. As a back-up, I’ve pulled out my weavettes and some yarn.

It’s nice to start finding stuff after moving. Although the knit socks are still eluding me. Which is both saddening and maddening at the same time.

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Speaking of finding things… I found a plethora of these in the “grove” of little trees. I’m walking through and marking for removal since they’re so crowded. Texas is also working on thinning out around the pond. There have been some awesome bonfires between the trees and the clippings.

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Another beautiful sunrise. I know. Enough with the sunrise and sunset pictures. But they’re so beautiful and each one is different. And they’re inspiration for me to get my butt in gear and walk every morning.

It’s Manic Monday too! Play along here.

§ What is the most expensive meal you’ve ever eaten? For my 13th birthday, my dad took me to Stokesay Castle to eat.  Escargot and real Cesar salad made at the table.  Lobster and Shirley Temple’s.  I felt so grown up.  Unless you count the free meals I got when I waitressed at a fancy schmancy place.
§ What is the fastest speed you’ve ever traveled in a car? Buried the needle.  Don’t ask.  O.k. fine.  I had bought a Mustang GT off the showroom floor many years ago.  I also happened to know the township cops quite well.  I took it to 110 and got nervous, so one of the cops got in and took it all the way up.
§ What is the highest building you’ve ever been to the top floor of? Empire State. 

Happy Random Monday y’all!

Happy Monday y’all!

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I love the sunrises here.  LOVE!  I take my coffee and my camera and go for walk every morning.  No matter how cold.

Since I have nothing else, here’s your Manic Monday.

  • Do you do much online shopping, holiday or otherwise? Yes, I do.  I hate people and therefore hate shopping in crowded stores.  If I could have my groceries delivered I would.
  • Are you a Mac or a PC user? Why? PC although I’ve wanted a Mac for a while.  I had an Apple back in the day.
  • What website do you spend more time on than you care to admit? Ravelry and my google reader.

Nothing exciting.  Nothing at all.

Although my warping table/room is ready after a busy weekend and I think I might warp the loom today.  Or jump on the tractor and mow a little.   Since I don’t have PT again until after I return from California.  I know Carrie… it’s a hard life… but someone has to do it.

Happy Monday y’all~