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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What to do?

Recently I was informed a former neighbor's daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. She is the same age as my daughter. They have set up a site on  This is a wonderful site that someone created so that people could use it to keep people informed. I really struggle with these type of situations because it seems to me that nothing is appropriate. Get well cards are out of the question, I am praying for you is pretty much a no brainer, stay strong seems to me to be an insult because if you could you would. So what would my response be? This sucks! Bad things shouldn't happen to good people. Well, I guess that wouldn't be very helpful either. I was mulling this all over and over and I heard  "laughter is good medicine"so that gave me a
I decided to make a packet of cute picture's, jokes, stories, scriptures and etc. and number the pages so that she could read them like maybe one a day. I borrowed things from other blogs especially Chatty Crone and hope you didn't mind.

First page

(from the middle)


when you cry...
no one sees your tears.

when you are in pain...
no one sees your hurt.

when you are worried...
no one sees your stress.

when you are happy..
no one sees your smile ...

-----But FART !! just ONE time... And everybody knows!! -------

40 pages worth

Last page

What do you do in these kind of situations?

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I love clocks and especially antique travel clocks. I have them scattered all over the house.

Closed it looks like a leather  novel

Here it is open. The clock is wind up and still works but the thermometer doesn't. I have this on a little shelf  in the sewing room.

World Globe is a wind up and still works. I have it on my computer desk

Closed it looks like just a small case

Open it is a clock and radio..neither work :(
Have it tucked in with some antique books on top of the side by side

Just a little suitcase
This has a dial on the front that has the names of places all over the world and I guess if you set it for where you are then you can see what time it is in another country by finding it on the dial. This no longer works and I have it closed, tucked in with some old family picture.

These are just some other favorites around the house..........................................
Sits on a shelf in the 1/2 l bath
In the doll room
In guest bath
Sit on the fireplace mantle in the living room
Next to the sewing machine
The black thing is a pen

Where I hide the dreaded seam ripper

Coming into the kitchen from the garage

This isn't all the clocks around the place but most of my favorites. I sure have no excuse of being late!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A new experience

Because we eat out so often, waiters, waitresses, managers, owners and bartenders have become friends. One such little gal is involved in Axe Capoeira; a Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts and Dance. They had a performance this Sunday in Scottsdale so we went in support of her. 

because they were always moving it was hard to get good pictures

Click on the link to see some real action

Right next to the center they were having a Greek Festival so we took in a little of that was an around the world day and we never left Arizona:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Today is Veterans Day and I have to ask is this what our men died for?
Listen, it isn't just that she put on a scarf to respect India...I mean who supplied this polyester suit that is three sized too big?
         This is the First Lady of the United States for pity sake!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I have had months and months of the same problem leaving a comment on other blogs and I am hoping that maybe someone can help me solve it. I sign into my own blog first so I should already be "signed in" but when I go to leave a comment on a blog it asks me my user name and password. I put that in and it comes back and says there is a problem and asks for the password again. I put it in again and then it shows me the code word to type in. I type that in and if I am really lucky it accepts my comment. On the blogs that have a drop down menu to choose how to comment, I choose google and  I have to post it at least three times before it will accept it. Needless to say I have to REALLY want to leave a comment to go through this all the time.............can anyone help me?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wild West Days limping

Cave Creek Arizona is about 30 miles from Phoenix and is an interesting little town. Similar to Scottsdale but more rustic. This past week-end they held their Wild West Celebration and they had everything form Live bands, a parade, Arts & Crafts Festival, Pig racing, Bathtub Races, Mutton Bustin, Wagon rides, Petting zoo, Chili cook off, Mechanical bull riding for the ladies and PRCA bull Riding for the men. I love the bull riding so talked hubby into going. Our plan was to go around lunch time and then stay for the bull riding that was to start at 4:00pm. There is a little Mexican food restaurant we like on the way to Cave Creek and I suggested we eat our lunch there..........Jackpot!
The restaurant in under new management and  is now El Encanto Dos sister restauanrt to the one in Cave Creek  you can check it out  and is even better than before!  They built a huge patio covered patio with Ocotillo branches and vines and plants all around, a fireplace on one end and seating in front of a little man made creek on the other side. .
Hanging in front of our table. They were having a Farmers Market so they is why the umbrella.

Entrance to the patio

Entertainment - he was really good and the best Chili Relleno I have ever eaten. We sat outside and there was a soft breeze (very rare in Arizona) and we were just in heaven. Hubby said just this was worth the trip.

The bull riding was to be held at the Buffalo Chip Saloon so we were able to secure a parking place there and strolled (limped) to Harold's restaurant next door. Caught a glimpse of a pig race.

Had a ice cold beer on the patio and did some people watching.....
Checked out the bull riding area
Western back drop and


A seating area

Considered taking a wagon ride (even hobbled over to the loading zone) but decided climbing up into a wagon may not be the wisest thing to do with a healing broken ankle. Well, I gave it my best but I couldn't last long enough to see the bull riding. We called it a day and headed home but I took one more picture to show you Cave Creek

Do you see the house?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The day after

The high

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