Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Murphy... No, not THAT Murphy

Continued from Grime and Punishment. Dirty glass and dirty refrigerator top etc etc.

The grime on top of the fridge was so thick it could not be wiped off.. I love Murphy. The Soap. Not The Murphy with his own law... when hot soapy vinegar, dawn and ammonia water would not wipe that grime away, I heard Murphy singing Here I Come to Save the Day. I instructed Hubby to pour a little from the bottle and wipe with the wet clothe and Voila! the grime melted away.

Murphy cleans wood beautifully.  I met this wonder soap in 1997 when the ladies at our church met to clean the wooden benches in the church. The grime that collects on the back of the wooden benches where we put our hands. Kate mixed this in warm water and I was shocked to see the grime disappear as I wiped. I have been a fan every since.


Before you judge me about the Grime, you need to know I have gone from 5'6" to 5'4" inches in height and I think my arms are shorter to, and I know it can't be the fact I am fat and to stiff to reach that far.... I was upset that Hubby is 8 years older than I am and he could do it. Then it dawned on me, he shrunk from 5'11" to 5'10'' which is still much taller than I am and besides that he has long arms. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Grime and Punishment..

See the top cabinet over the fridge? it was full of all this junk.. Since I don't do well on step ladders, none of it had been touched in about 3 years..

Think GRIME and Punishment.

Bob braved the ladder and hand it down. He said.. How long since you cleaned the top of the fridge?

I snarled said:  the dust bunnies killed my cleaning fairy and  if I can't reach the cabinet I can't reach the top of the fridge. He cleaned it for me, even pulled out the fridge to reach the back and cleaned UNDER the fridge.

I washed it all by hand, no dishwasher in our house but ME.  I wrapped every single piece except for the items below, and even wrapped a few from the nook, make that 8 things from the nook. It all now resides at Good will. The cabinet now holds 7 items.

I kept these.  2 of the candle holders above and 2 of the glass thingy that hold flowers in a bowl. 2 of the candle holders below

Mothers green vase is 10 dollars on Ebay, from the 70's and my grandmothers pitcher from the 50's goes for 20.00. PHOTO LATER on the pitcher. I kept them for the future when I get hungry, I figure by then they will buy a loaf of bread.

UPDATE from Gayle at ventures in photos... the flower thingy is a Vintage Flower Frog Glass Floral Arranger

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Why Me Lord

"Why Me"
Why me Lord what have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known
Tell me, Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth lovin' you or the kindness you've shown

Lord help me, Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
But now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me, Jesus, my soul's in your hand

Try me, Lord, if you think there's a way
I can try to repay all I've taken from you
Maybe Lord I can show someone else
What I've been through myself, on my way back to you

Lord help me, Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
But now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me, Jesus, my soul's in your hand

Lord help me, Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
But now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me Jesus my souls in your hand
Jesus, my soul's in your hand.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Belly Dancer

This belly dancer might say: If I am slow in answering your call, it is because I am dancing to the ring tone...

Teaching me to belly dance would be easy....I would just give a little shake and the darn thing would start dancing on its on..

Isn't she out of this whirled???

In 2007 we had a belly dancer visit for entertainment. we were all dazzled and when she asked if anyone wanted to dance. Yes there was.. we all had many belly laughs as we watched. I have to say we all never stopped smiling as she danced.

Oh That Shark Bite...

 I was at the beach today when I saw a man in the sea yelling “Help, shark! Help!”
I just laughed. I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him.

I’ve just read that according to statistics, donkeys kill more people every year than sharks.
I’d better watch my ass.

I told my friend I was attacked by a shark.
He said, “Did you punch it on the nose?”
I said, “No, it just attacked me for no reason.”

Photo of wall mural in ladies restroom at Goodwill..

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Western Day

What did the bird of prey say when his wife laid a snowy plover egg?   Well, this is hawkward.

Are you all en-raptured by me?

Photos from 2008 Western day, The Raptor Guy came to visit and we all petted a pony. I am talon you, owl be back tomorrow.
a cowboy costume is the best ranch dressing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reptile Petting Zoo

These ladies were brave and did not suffer from reptile dysfunction.. I said all iguana do is have some fun, but I am NOT holding that snake.

Who makes the best pre-historic reptile clothes? a dino-sewer...

Photos taken in 2008 when the reptile petting zoo came and brought two monkey's. We petted everything but the spider and monkey

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cinco De Mayo Day

There was a dance teacher who talked of a very
old dance called the Politician.
"All you have to do" she told her
"is take three steps forward, two steps backward, then
side-step and turn around."

What type of music do cows like to dance to?
any kind of moosic you play for them.

Why don't dogs make good dancers ?
Because they have two left feet !

Photos from Cinco da mayo day at the home where I volunteered... year 2007

Monday, January 23, 2017

He Sees, She Sees....

We were watching a movie, or maybe a TV series, I can't even remember the name of it.
See the White pillowcase at the top?  there was one in The scene of a man and woman in bed, you know the sex scenes they do now in every movie.
(Red Hot Button for me on these scenes, but I will spare you.)

You can use your imagination of what we saw.

What I SAW, was the pillowcases with crochet on them, I immediately began talking to Bob and describing what my mother did to pillowcases way back in the day.

You can imagine what HE saw....and also what he heard me saying while he was seeing..

After the movie I bombarded him with memories of my mom. As a small church pastor's wife, she was invited to many wedding showers, requiring gifts. Daddy's salary was 30 per week.. She would buy white pillow cases, and embroider them as you see in the photo above. In fact she used that pattern a lot, with the same lace on the edges. 

Added to the gift of pillow cases, would be a box of Kleenex, with crocheted cover and a roll of toilet tissue, with matching crochet cover. Sometimes she added a crochet toilet seat cover. 

Easy choice on size because there  were only 2 sizes of sheets, twin or double and 1 size pillow case.

Bob did a Happy Dance while I regaled him with details....
think glazed eyes...

JUST LIKE the one YOU are doing now. Wake up, the post is OVER....
I never learned because she gifted me with them to and I was NOT fond of them.

UPDATE: we are fine, the storms that went through our area did not hurt us, limbs down and pool full of trash and Bob's towel has flown off to China...I missed a lot of sleep listening to the winds howl all night
I found all these photo's by using google search... I was totally shocked that people are still making these.
PS again, if you love these please don't hate me.... and if you are making them, keep on making them....

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Not a sunny day in Florida

One of my favorite back streets to miss traffic, is lined with older, smaller and colorful homes. The sun was not shining, the sky was a dull gray, no color at all.
Thank you, PicMonkey for my skies of blue.

The squad in Florida that cracks down on carpentry infractions? Miami Vise.
Is this a porch choice of words?

. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just a Pane

I made a list of cleaning that needs to be done. I am choosing one thing per day. 
First on the list dirty kitchen windows. I cleaned the kitchen windows inside and out, and the glass doors, one thing led to another and I swiped  the glass table, the glass on the stove and on the microwave.
Can you find my helper/inspector?
I stood back to admire my work, and saw the shadows through the window, even with the screen the glass was sparkling.  I love the sparkle of sun on glass or twinkling lights on glass or candle light on glass. I also love shadows..
My kitchen makes me smile now. Inside and Outside

I decided upon reflection that it was all just a pane.....

I sat down in the rocker to enjoy the sunlight and glass and reflect on the shoulder/back pain my clean panes had caused. My inspector joined me.

and now so have YOU!
I do not want a job cleaning mirrors, it is just not something I can see myself doing.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Luau Day

Can you guess what we were about to serve?
Salt on the Rocks, 

better known as Margarita's.

I was drinking a margarita and the waitress yelled, Does anyone know CPR?
I yelled 'I know the entire alphabet.
everyone laughed and laughed and laughed.
Well, except for the one guy.

Drinks and food were served from this Tike Bar and we had Hawaiian live music. 2008 Luau Day at the facility where I volunteered. The drinks were non alcoholic

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Family Dollars

Money talks ...but all mine ever says is good-bye. The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.

If you think nobody cares whether you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.

If I got a dollar for every time I think about all of you.... I would Start thinking about all of you!!!

I added Bob and Myself on these bills using Lunapic under borders
She: Why are you late?
He: There was a person who lost a hundred dollar bill.
She: That's nice, were you helping him look for it?
He: No, I was standing on it...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lunapic Magic

Each week PicMonkey sends an email on Sunday with new things we need to know. This week they sent a link to free stock photos we can use, they have free copyright. I  found the above Man under lawyer on Pixabay
changed with color sketch in effects in Lunapic
This would be good if you have a favorite portrait of a family member or of yourself..

I found this lizard on Unsplash and he now resides as my monitor desktop image. These photos are legal to use and to play with.   You can add quotes to them for FB or other places. I will always say where I got the photos when I use them.

I loaded the borrow lizard to Lunapic, Clicked on effects, down to Color Pencil Sketch. This will give you several things to try, I used Color Sketch and it turns it black and white. Drag the slider at top of photo and it changes it from black and white to what ever color you choose.
you can personalize to what you prefer.
after you click adjust, you can save it like the one below, I also sharpened it a bit.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Start Groaning Now...

I heard the Secret Service has surrounded the president with dozens of cows... Seems they are trying to beef up security.

I am in a bad moooood and udderly disappointed.  I am counting cows with my cowculator..

Do you have deja moo? do you have the feeling you have heard this bull before?

Monday, January 16, 2017

I Scream for I Scream

what do you call the enzyme that breaks down ice cream?

Come on Stormscoopers! you know this is PHUN

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. They also say revenge is sweet.
so basically, revenge is ice cream
Have you ever wondered where Ben met Jerry?

These photos from Ice Cream day at the facility where I volunteered. 2008. The staff had a contest to see which side of the table could make the most sundaes in a set time. We had fruit for those who could not eat ice cream.