Monday, October 16, 2017

DO YOU RESERVE JUDGEMENT?


I’ve always heard one way you can judge a place is by visiting their bathroom. Especially restaurants. Usually I don’t have to go when I get there... so that impression is often saved for later. And sometimes it’s way off base. I know a couple places with the crummiest bathrooms, ever... but the best food. So go figure. Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Or give a place the benefit of the doubt? Cleanliness is one thing. Decor and size is something different. 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

A PAIR OF FASHIONISTAS


AS is typical... my pair of cats usually just sit somewhere and sleep, looking angelic. That is when they aren’t busy causing trouble… like chewing cable or headphone wires, or trying to steal pens and glasses off whatever table is nearby. Sometimes one finds humor in the most unexpected places. Imagine seeing the kitties making a fashion statement. The pictures tell the story.  


One kitty cuddled inside a discarded shirt of mine. And another one nestled inside a suitcase carry on bag. Obviously they are bored with their fur coats. Never a dull moment in my house with these two felines.  Do your pets ever do something too cute for words? 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

PIE DAY


About a month ago… I sauntered into a local restaurant we frequent… and low and behold, something good was on the menu. PUMPKIN PIE. I love pumpkin pie. So I had my first piece of the season.  Have you? 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

(cutting boards)

There is nothing like a  good festival  to keep you occupied on an autumn afternoon. GREAT food, music and of course vendors selling their wares. I love looking at all the homemade crafts. Don’t you? I can’t walk as much as I used to…  so my viewing time is limited.  Here are a few things I saw along the way at this particular festival. 

GOURDS
BIRD FEEDERS
PLATES
GLIDER
ROCKER
SKELETON

Some of the items look pretty but with seemingly no purpose other than to decorate an empty corner of your house or yard. Do you like going to festivals this time of year... as opposed to spring? You can spend a lot of money quickly, shopping at such venues. I kept my wallet in my pocket at this one and just enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells, instead. Do you splurge or are you frugal while attending this unique kind of shopping experience?  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FLORAL DESIGN REAL OR FAUX?


I went to school for floral design once upon a time. I became an expert in all things silk. I learned to work with faux flowers and plants and came to love them almost as much as the real deal. To this day I still have a tendency to use them more often than not. Case in point, autumn decorations. Outside I use the real flowers, but inside I prefer faux... less mess. Last year we had somebody clean out our garage and all my fall arrangements, wreathes, etc.  disappeared. Accidently thrown out.  I was upset, to say the least. So I am replacing things slowly.  I started with a singular pumpkin and vine of leaves. And it has filled me with absolute delight. Do you find big or small things bring you the most joy? And do you prefer real or faux flowers?


Monday, September 4, 2017

PATTERNS & BRIGHT COLORS


When it comes to fashion I like bold bright colors with heavy patterned prints. They hide the stains.  In my world solid colors are out. The reason why is simple. Number one... I tend to be clumsy. Number two... my anatomy gets in the way. I have big breasts and I’m short. That means when I sit at a table to eat my meals they act like a shelf. Everything falls there. So when I spill food... it shows up on a solid color shirt... much more than it would on a print... because solid colors are just too unforgiving. However, sometimes that is not the case and the print is vunerable. For example... I have a white shirt with an abstract pattern of green and purple in it. I’m extremely careful with it because basically it's a white shirt. But I wore it the other day. Everything was going well until my last bite of the hotdog. Slurp… a dollop of mustard slid out the bottom end and landed smack-dab on my shirt. I was devastated. It was my very last bite of lunch.  Not even the Tide Stain Stick could get the mustard out. So my pretty print shirt is now ruined. In retrospect I should have taken it off or forgotten the hotdog,  but I didn’t think I would need to. I was being very cautious. But apparently not cautious enough. Perhaps I should have worn a bib? Did you ever ruin something important to you because of something trite? Or stubbornness?


Sunday, August 27, 2017

SYRUPY FRIEND


A while back, my hubby decided he was in the mood for  pancakes. Since I usually prefer French Toast instead,  it was unusual that I wanted pancakes too. Rather than rustle some up…  we opted to go out to get them. Our favorite diner was open so that’s where we went. When we were situated at a table we ordered a couple stacks of pancakes. In no time at all the order was ready. Needless to say, we devoured them, our tummies bulging with satisfaction. But... before we could leave to pay the check, we noted a visitor to the table. He was dipping a foot in the syrup that was leftover. Done eating, at that point... thank goodness... we spent the next 10 minutes or so, trying to photograph our new entertaining friend... who seemed GLUED to the spot. Have you ever been disturbed by a pesky fly?