Saturday, March 31, 2018

Archive Dive Selby Sit A While

Photos taken by MS at Selby Gardens in 2008

Please have a seat and tell me if you cut the tags off your towels and sheets and pillow cases.

Do you cut them off pillows and mattress, the kind that say under penalty of law do not remove tags?
I cut them off towels and wash cloths, but not sheets.

the reason to leave on sheets is we have dual king bed and the sheets are so close in size, I know to put the white tag under on my side of the bed and the sheet will fit.

JUST SO YOU KNOW, to cut costs, some manufacturers recycled old, used bedding materials and stuffed them into new mattresses. To make sure manufacturers and retailers did not try to remove tags and the mattress as new, if it contained recycle materials, they made a penalty for removals. This means sellers can remove the tags. We can, but if you do, keep the tags because the warranty on the mattress may require the tag to be on it.
IN MY OPINON leave the tags on the mattress and pillows.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jake Scenting

not bad for 13 years 4 months eh?

Jake is losing his sight but his scenting is doing ok. Taken 3 days ago while he scented the dog on the other side of the fence.

Question!  Do you have a fire or emergency plan for your family and for your dogs? As in you wake up in the middle of the night with house on fire OR a serial killer is kicking down the door (HA HA)

We do... I am a plan ahead person. I have checked the windows to see if I will fit through them.. I DO... we have a leash in the garage, one in the kitchen and one hanging in the bedroom.   If we need to go out the window in the bedroom, We jump up, leash Jake, I go out window, Bob hands Jake out to me and climbs out..  WE HAVE NOT Practiced this.... YET.... the leash is ready...

PS 1.. if you have cats make a better plan...

PS 2 if we have time, grab the important papers box, or the flash drives to take with us. If the fire is hot or the serial killer is on our heals, leave that stuff.... 😉

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Parrot Art From The Past..

 I call these my Digital Art made from photographs that I removed part of the background using Microsoft Digital Image 9 way back in 2002. Before photo shop and PicMonkey.

Where do parrots make movies???  Pollywood

What is a parrots favorite soda??? Poly Carbonate

This is just another day in Parrot-dise........

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

brown thrasher

Thank you to Eilleen, I sent her this photo of our bird, our LOUD bird... HERE him here and turn it up really LOUD and play it for EIGHT STRAIGHT HOURS... we feared he might have a sore throat.

I had to touch up one of these pics below, all I could get, 40 feet in the air and very small and pardon my  excuses for poor photos...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Blog Barrel Bottom AKA Archives

I have decided to use Archive photos once in a while which is part of my I am at the blog bottom barrel for material... there stories and photos are in the tabs above by name. Baby and Cooper

In Memory of Cooper and Baby Girl... photos taken August 2002.. with my 69.00 Kodak Easy Share, my first camera. I am archive diving in my old CD's that I used before flash drive and external drives.
When we adopted our badly abused Baby Girl with the beautiful eyes, every time we opened the front door she leaped out and ran circles in the street.
I called Beth of Telesis Rescue and she said, get her another dog.
Cooper was 7 and was losing fur from stress in the SPCA. He was brought in a year before with is sister and some idiot decided to adopt one without the other.
From the day we rescued Cooper at 7 ears old, Baby 10 months old they were inseparable and rarely slept not touching each other. Adopting a senior dog is the way to go. 

In 2005.. and then their were THREE, we added Jake and now Jake is alone, but he still has US.

Monday, March 26, 2018

I am Confused!!


1. At a movie theatre, which arm rest is yours?

2. In the word scent, is 's' silent or 'c'?

3. Why is there a 'd' in fridge, but not in refrigerator?

4. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

5. Can you cry under water?

6. Do fish get thirsty?

7. Do Babies every wonder how we turned a spoon into an airplane?

8. When people yawn, do deaf people thing they are screaming?

Sunday, March 25, 2018

April Fool....

Creative Shot of ME leaning on kitchen counter with Samsung Tablet in front of me..
I wanted to become an archeologist, but I didn't want my life in ruins.... 

I heard about a man who died today in his library when a pile of books fell on him.  I say he only had his shelf to blame

Did you really believe I would give up blogging? What about my Puns?  

And just Who/Whom would I tell about ME????

How do you comfort a grammar fanatic?   There, their, they're

OOPS! it is NOT April Fools Day! OR IS IT????? What if April Fool doesn't' exist and its the longest prank in history???? How would we KNOW?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

To be, or not to be...

this blog may have finished its run. 
MadSnapper may be done.
Nothing to post ,
nothing of which to boast.
No photos, no creations,
not even conversations.
Woe is me,
We will have to see,
If this blog is to be
or not to be....

Friday, March 23, 2018

Vintage Ice Cream Shortning Spoon

This vintage shortening and ice cream spoon belonged to my grandmother, from her to my mother and in 1990 to me.... Lots of wonderful things were created in the 1940's, Like me, it was made in the early 1940's and was intended for ice cream from a churn and for tubs of lard. Soft things, not the hard ice cream bricks we have today.

Did you have an ice cream churn when you were a child?
Did you stand and turn and turn and turn and wait breathlessly for that ice cream which seemed to take hours to get hard?
Our flavors were Vanilla and sometimes peaches or bananas were added.  What was your favorite flavor?

Every family gathering we had of my Dad's large family, we had 2 or more churns of ice cream.

the spoon is one of only very few items i kept. I keep only things I can use, not a collector gene in my body.

Flowers from archive for Friday Flower with Rosey

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Winner Is

Thursday Morning at my TOPS meeting, I was presented this certificate, pin and a  $20..00 bill. I was the Biggest Loser for our chapter, in the year 2017.  The weight you see is how much I lost from Feb 9th to Dec 31st. My total weight loss is 60 pounds. Down 5 sizes. I am now losing much slower. Since Jan 1 of this year, I have lost 3 pounds. I am losing 2/10 to 6/10 of a pound per week.... slow but stead and not UP which is cause for celebration.

My goal weight is 14 pounds away, per my doctor, and if I can keep this up, I will be to goal by end of this year. Take OFF Pounds Sensibly to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Each flower is turning into a cherrie... YAY~ Yamini gave me the link to photos of Surinam Cherries HERE and article HERE. I posted photos of the flowers HERE on Feb 24th, it has been one month since the flowers bloomed.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ranting Is OVER

 Friday the 16th, I called my bank Visa card to ask if they could see the credit refund out in cyber space, told HIM the WHOLE sorry 28 day story of not one but 2 defective washers... I spoke to Oscar

Oscar says... Unfortunately, it takes longer to credit your account than it does to charge it. It takes 3 to 5 Business  Days, to process a credit and remember today is Friday. Do you have online banking? Oh Good. Monitor your account until Next Thursday, the 22nd, and if the credit does not show up, call us and we will contact Home Depot and make sure you get the credit.

Frustrated to the MAX, I Prepared to wait another week...
Suddenly Sunday Morning at 9:49 AM, an email came from my bank, the subject line said... Credit applied to your charge card from HOME DEPOT...

Yippy Ki Yay!!! my Account is paid, I paid zero month to the day I AM DONE With The Saga Of new appliances. I love the fridge, I love the dryer...

 I REALLY REALLY LOVE the new washer, really love it. ... I am glad the other one was defective because I did not like it at all EVEN if it had worked. A Silver Lining to the story...
Frigidaire Washer all MINE
The clothes are much brighter and cleaner, plus if I get bored I can watch them agitate while I am agitated waiting on the refund.
I did get a little good news. Because of our whacky weather, our light bill was only $80.95 ..YAY

Monday, March 19, 2018

Where's Da Brain???

I made a Friday AM to-do list.
A list that a few short years ago, would have been completed in Under TWO hours!

At noon on Friday, most of the list was done, SIX hours of working on it. Six hours to do 2 hours of work. Here is the rest of the story.

I completed Two loads washed in new washer, dried in new dryer. That was on the top of the list.

The part of the TO-Do list, that was not written down, included

A.  Three  3 trips into the living room to Ask/Tell Bob something, that required me to walk back in the other room to figure out what to tell/ask.
B.  a few times of staring into the distant space trying to think what I intended to do or not do...

I peeled the apples, placed in microwave for 5 minutes, the dog asked out. I went with him because he refuses to PEE alone...

20 minutes later I came back in to check the list and found the microwave chime saying, hey stupid, were you cooking apples?

It seems I saw the deck covered in bright yellow allergens and leaves/flower pods from Avocado tree, and swept the whole deck.

I put the microwave on the last 4 minutes and tried to stay within hearing distance of said microwave.

Where Da Brain when I need it????.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Memories of Mother

all photos are from internet images items for sale by different people. Not my photos today
My Mother LOVED frogs, back in the 60's, we never had a problem of what to buy for a gift. My brothers wife and I kept mother in good supply. Sears had these frogs on everything. I worked in Sears Catalog. Easy Peasy and mother LOVED any and all. Her kitchen was bright yellow, even the cabinets. They painted over the green for who knows why. These curtains hung at two windows and

all that you see here littered the counters, every surface. Not in cabinets, she wanted to SEE them.

And now I am upset because these memories are called Sears Vintage, which makes ME vintage to.
At least so is my brother and his wife. Vintage I Mean...

Another memory surfaced. We saved for many months to surprise here with this vintage bird bath. I think it was $69.00 which was a ton of money then.
It became the joy of her life. She sat in the swing and watched birds while she snapped beans.
internet photo

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Neighbors Stove

Each day I stare at this stove and covet it. If you are a regular you know I love Fire... see prior POST of Pine Cone FIRE..

If this were mine, it would have a raging fire inside.  Did you hear about the fire at the circus? it was in tents....   brace yourselves, fire puns are coming. Love me tinder, love me true...You all set my heart on fire.... I am a fire distingquiser, this girl is on fire....I love you all because we are a perfect match.....

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Mommy, let me out, I see daddy out there. sorry Jake, lawn mowers are dangerous to dogs

Shadow shot Jake... Our sweet Old Man....this is his could someone please put down the camera and open the door???? I hope I am this beautiful when I am 94....

Jake's sight gets worse by the day, breaking my heart...
Mommy let me in please

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Two Washers In Garage

The new and madly washing Washer is here,
Oh Dear! Oh Dear!
The defective washer is also here.
3 Loads down, 3 to go,
You all knew I would let you KNOW!
The fridge is cooling, the dryer is drying,
and now Madsnapper has stopped her sighing.

 NOTE~ I used the photo from the web site for above picture, I did NOT put white and colored clothes in at one time....😉

Home Depot is to pickup the defective washer between 10 and 2 today, The day after Jessups delivered a wonder of wonder, working washer... I got so excited washing clothes and watching them spin through the see through top, I am late creating today's post.

Feb 16th our 20 year old washer spewed water all over the floor of the garage. Since all appliances were 20 years old, On Feb 18, I purchased Fridge, Washer, Dryer at the President Days Sale at Home Depot, with a savings of 200.00..
Let the fun begin.
Feb. 27 a week later, all 3 were delivered, the washer was destroyed when removed from box. Refused it and had to wait another WEEK for the second one, delivered on 3/7 and  turned out to be defective and would not run through cycles

On 3/8 I stood speaking loudly with the manager of Home Depot and got him to agree to pick up the defective washer and refund the money on my card. Target date of pickup????
Today, March 14, exactly 28 days after I purchased it.

The good news, is I went to a Private Owned Appliance store, Jessups. They saved the day and delivered a washer on the 13th. After listing to my tale of woe, Jessups also gave me their President Day sale price on the washer even though that day was weeks in the past.

Now there are TWO washers in the garage and My Kia is in the driveway.  I am sure it will be 2 and not 10 before they pick up the defect, and then the battle of WHEN will I GET MY MONEY BACK BEGINS...
I have threatened with calling Channel 8, our local go to for consumer problems, and hope that was sufficient. I also have a recording of the manager telling me, after pickup he would refund to my charge.. Waiting For Battle

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Halo There

Halo there! Do you love Halo Oranges?  How about Veggie Beef stew? I love oranges and tangerines, in fact all fruit.

See those cute hard plastic containers? I buy Ugly & Ripe tomatoes and they come in those. The salt pepper sits on the counter by the stove on a tray and the two sunglasses for our backyard sit in them on top of the new fridge, so it doesn't get scratched, the fridge and the glasses.. the dish towel is hanging on the stove because the new fridge has no handles to hang it on.

file this post under   Just So You Know.... or Just Because...... remember yesterday I posted NOTHING.. you might file this post under Bottom of the Barrel..

I google searched for Just so you know puns... if you are interested look HERE

Monday, March 12, 2018

Nil, Nothing, Nada

NOTE: I know the there should be their but it is to much trouble to change it. I still have no washer, maybe Tuesday..