Sunday, July 31, 2011


showing off his lizard tattoo

Friday, July 29, 2011


kitchen is coming along, walls all painted, have a few etimates on replacing floor, cabinets need to be painted, maybe black and cleaned out. I've been painted the whole month of July, got the living room, kitchen, master bedroom done. going back to work on Monday so painting will be on the weekends. still have hallway, 2 small bedrooms, and finished basement to paint

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

back in the day

while looking for some vacation pixs for a friend, I came across my old (and i do mean old) prom pictures. this would have been 1965 or 1966. the dress was a light powder blue to match my glasses, the gloves (does anyone wear gloves anymore, unless they are royalty) can't remember the color of the flowers and the hair had a whole can of hair spray on it. the young man is my ex husband. we started dating in 1962 and got married in 1966. divorced in 1988. i think his tux was a powder blue also; the prom was held in the high school gym, don't remember with there was a theme or not. i do have a scrapbook in my basement somewhere that would have that information. the most i rmember about this night is my curfew was 1:00 am instead of 12:00 midnight

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011


what happens at grandma's
stays at grandma's

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

start of living room reno

last time I painted I painted the fireplace wall red to add a touch of daring. I also textured it by adding 12 pounds of dry wall mud on it with a putty knife to add some interest. Since the whole house is being painted by moi, this is the before. The after will be coming a little later. I left the texture on the wall and it took two days of painting with a brush to get in all the little nooks and crannies. Thank goodness I only put texture on one wall.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

floor reno

several years ago I painted my guest bath floor. It doesn't go with my
new decorating and paint scheme, sooooo I thought I could use paint stripper to
remove the paint from the floor. The orange is the stripper. NOT such a good idea
the stripper not only took the paint off but also started eating thru the top layer of the vinyl, soooo now I have to buy new vinyl, nothing ventured, nothing gained

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 4 desert

made this for a BBQ on July 4th, it's simple and was a big hit!
Angel fruit delight
1 purchased angel food cake, torn in bite size pieces
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice
1 can (21 oz) blueberry pie filling (can be reduced calorie variety)
2 cartons (8 0z each) Light or fat free vanilla yogurt
cinnamon if desired.
in a large glass bowl place layer of cake pieces. Top with pie filling. Layer again with cake pieces. If desired, reserve a few strawberry slices for garnigh, then add berries. add last layer of cake. Top with crushed pineapple, letting juice soak down into battom layers. Top with yogurt. sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. refrigerate at least 6-8 hours.
You can vary the flavors of the pie filling, fresh fruit and yogurt. The only ingredients to keep the same are angel food cake and crushed pineapple with its juice.
I used cherry pie filling and fresh blueberries for this one.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

mini vacation

a few weekends ago i dog sat my daughter's 4 leg child while they went to the Kansas stampede. Being at my daughter's is like a mini vacation. cable TV ( watched hours of hgtv) hot tub with tv
outside to watch hgtv, full fridge, what more can you want. This time we had storms and inches and inches of rain. Every time i got in the hot tub a storm blew up, not good to be in hot tub with lighting! Saturday night the lighting lasted for 6 long hours, especially when Ty (the dog) doesn't like storms. Sunday night, lighting hit the electrical transformer in the back yard and we didn't have electric service for several hours