Posted in Life, Me, Thoughts, Words

Luck Or Blessing

Sometimes I believe Luck can be a Blessing, but a Blessing is not always Luck.

Here’s how my day went:

While emptying the trash, I accidentally threw out my bag for the Homeless. I couldn’t get it because the Trashman had just left and I wasn’t going to climb in the dumpster. Just hoping that can of Cookies will survive and someone will find it who really needs it.

Cin and I went gambling since we had decided not to go on New Years Eve (that decision may be reversed, though) and I won over $100. We all know gambling is Luck but, the extra money can be a Blessing.

Then, I went to Port-Of-Subs after doing some minor grocery shopping. I had to go before the month is out because I knew I had a $5.00 credit for my Birthday. I was starving having not eaten since Breakfast so I got a Large which came out to $10.00. (Yes, one sandwich gives me two meals.). Imagine my surprise when I was informed I actually had a $10.00 credit on my account, so the sandwich was free! A Blessing!

On the way back to the car, I found a dime in the street. Luck. Hey, every bit, helps.

Came home and developed a killer Migraine so took my Imatrex and went down for a bit. The days ending might not be Luck or a Blessing, although I suppose it’s a Blessing to be able to feel pain and to have meds to help manage it. I accepted that ending after the good day, I had.

Posted in Focus, Life, Me, Uncategorized

Outside Is Finished

Finally!  My place has been painted!  Here are some Before and After photos:

Now, it makes my neighbors places look like crap. Lol.

I have started cleaning the inside, as well, and will take pictures of that soon.  I was looking for a cleaner that is safe around animals and works..I must tell you that Dawn Dish Soap is amazing!

Who knew it could work as well on grease as it does on baby ducks?

Posted in Faith, Life, People

Hoarder Verses Slob

I just finished watching an episode of Hoarders. I know people that are Hoarders and when they watch that program, they say, “At least, I am not that bad.”. How is that even a comparison? To even say that; means you might have a problem.

I, myself, am not a Hoarder, but I am a Slob in some areas. Getting this house ready to sell is bringing those areas to my attention. I need to clean my kitchen cabinets, but first, I am attacking the stove. I use the same burner most of the time and the grease build-up is incredible! Where would you say is your worst area to keep up with?

On another topic, Cin is in the hospital. She is constantly in AFIB with her heart and I think they are doing a (hopefully, minor) surgery. She is 63 years old.

Prayers, Please.

Posted in Faith, Life, Me, Thoughts

Being Grateful..Wants & Needs

I think we all tend to want what we don’t have but only God knows if it will really make our lives better.

Last year when things were really bad financially, I sold my Washer & Dryer. Doing laundry in the sink was terrible, as clothes do not come out completely clean and wringing them out was next to impossible so they would take a day or so to dry and although they might smell clean; it wasn’t the same type clean and was still extremely staticky. Fast forward, I have sold my car and used some of the money for a Washer & Dryer. While, I think I overpaid in the end, I am very excited and am washing almost all my laundry, today. At least all the dirty and questionable stuff.

I am sure a lot of you grew up with Washers & Dryers, Dishwashers, Running Water & Electricity…but, what of those who didn’t or don’t have them? I was watching a video about people who live in the Slums of India with only a well for water and a restroom they have to share with neighbors or go into a dirty stream. Some people have really done up their Slums cute as, they do have kitchens and some have television sets but most sleep on the floor and beg for food; most children don’t have shoes and their playground is the dump. Could you live like that?

When I start to get depressed or ungrateful, I tend to watch those types of shows to remind myself of how blessed I am

Even when I had a water leak and had to go outside to turn the water off & on before and after each restroom trip during the Winter last year, I was still blessed, as it was temporary.

Posted in Cooking, Food, Humor, Life, Me

Miscellaneous Week Wrap Up

My washer/dryer arrived today but since nothing is simple, I can’t use it until Monday.  Apparently, it is a 220 volt and my last one was 110 so the electrician will be back to wire it.  Unfortunately, my handyman is charging me more for pick-up then the store would have done for the delivery.  Oh well.

Susy likes it, already.

The other night I had a dream that a friend of mine got married and didn’t tell me.  When I awoke, I called him.  Turns out he is gett

ing married and I will be invited.  Koontzfan made an interesting comment today that she finds it funny that I love to watch shows about food and dieting, etc.. when I have never been overweight But, I just like the knowledge as well as watching some of the food challenges like Chopped.

I was watching a show on YouTube today where Brits and Americans in the U.S.A switched diets and some of the Brits ate PB & Jelly Sandwiches for the first time. One girl was funny. She said it’s like Hell. If you went to Hell, they would serve it every day.

Posted in Decisions, Life, Phone

On Countdown

8 more days until I go back to a real, unlimited phone plan. I will have a lot of reading and commenting to catch up on. This plan lets me write but I can read hardly anything with images, at present. Believe me, I learned my lesson.

Sometimes, Cheaper isn’t the savings you think it will be. I guess I could make the comparison of name brand food products. Have you ever tried generic Mayonaise? It’s disgusting! I don’t care if I am saving $2.00 for the jar, if I can’t down it, I am not wasting the money.

These cheap phone plans are horrible. From the first day..in the case of Mint…my data completely stopped for like 3 hours, and with HelloMobile, I think I got maybe a week and a half, if that. Sure, they can still advertise Unlimited, but it’s so spotty that 99% of the time, it’s useless.

Posted in Uncategorized

Paranoia

If you get bit by a dog, you might have fear around dogs for a long time. When you break up with someone, it’s hard to trust again. When your blog has been invaded especially by relatives, it’s really hard to start over. This is why the gmail address, blog title and even name I use is completely different. I am terrified of dejavue.

My sister and I are finally communicating again. My family is crazy. At least my sisters. They don’t believe I should have my own thoughts and opinions. They especially don’t agree with me sharing my views and experiences with strangers. Plus, it seems like we have small bouts of peacefulness between us but, you are always waiting for the pin to drop; one of my sisters getting angry at another over something and usually I am the Target.

I have always been the Black Sheep pretty much. My one sister was jealous and claims I got all the attention. I was born sickly and spent the first two years of my life in the hospital. I can see her side until her teen years. I have made some questionable relationship decisions in the past that also didn’t sit right with my family.

But, we are all adults now and need to act like it. Just stay away from what bothers you, even if it is a relative. My brother is the smart one and has always stayed out of the drama. .except when my mother died. She gave him Financial Power Of Attorney and me Medical Power Of Attorney. That’s a whole nother story in itself.