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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pressing on

Five days in .....the Sweat Shop has produced 38 bracelets.....50 more to go. No two are alike and sadly I want to keep all of them. Pics to follow when I can find my camera.... somewhere in the bead soup.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What a nite

Glued as most to the weather channel worried about our friends in Wilmington and Manhattan. The power of the Earth Mother is fierce and deserves our awe not only our reverence. Keep us posted peeps. We realize some of you are on the move to higher ground and some house bound with generators. Praying all of you are safe.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It has begun.....

OMG, I totally forgot how to bead. The concentration, the late nights, the Baileys ...I am so out of shape....must try harder......

Why do you do it?

By 7 pm last night my knees had become my ankles and my shoulder was waist level. The day started at 6:30 am and seemed never ending. I started with a doctor visit and by my final thankful drive into the garage I had exercised in the pool, bought a birthday gift, returned a sweater, got groceries, had a clinic hospital appointment, returned library books, bought a card, washed the car, gassed up, did a Winners run and all accomplished without coffee, breakfast or lunch and it was only 1 PM. To continue once home with wrapping Xmas gifts for a surprise delivery to Alberta, Wrapped Birthday gifts, cleaned small deck, picked up doggy doo, made borscht, put a roast and potatoes in the oven, cleaned my honored guests bedroom, did a final sweep of the Studio, did 2 loads of laundry and finally at 6:30 PM called it a day with a cup of tea, ice pack, and a handful of pills. So donzo.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Setting up

 The clean sweep of the Studio
 Assembling the refreshment area, stocking the mini bar and a trip to the Bulk Barn
Giving my honored guest the special seat at the table....Slaves rule at Madonnart Studio

Friday, October 19, 2012


Life is simply not fair when it comes to prep time needed (men vs women) for formal events. The annual anxiety inducing Gyro Installation  evening has arrived. The Dude reaches into the closet pulls out his Tux not touched since last year, gets a haircut and finds his dress shoes....done! I on the other hand gaze unimpressed at my classic black ensembles and sparkly tops and the anxiety builds. I detest formal dress and I cannot bring myself to put $$$ out on something I will wear once a year. It takes me several hours to try on, mix and match and finally choose my outfit which of course can all be scrapped an hour before we have to leave. Then I need to reassess available support wear, find suitable footwear another challenge for mobility unstable peeps like myself, get a hair color, defoliate visible areas, get a Manipedi and finally look for coordinating jewelry, evening bag large enough to include the  Dudes stuff and find a wrap, Are you still with me? Sometime around 4ish I start the preparations which include at his persistent begging to check the Dudes Tux and shirt which he has just decided to search for. This possibly might entail washing and ironing....not smiling. TOA is usually 6 PM and we need to leave by 5:30 PM. but before this can happen, dress shoes can't be found and camera as well as  Dudes array of necessary condiments placed into tiny evening bag (I remove my lady stuff). He of course is calm, not covered in a film of sweat and looks fabulous and I.......well that's always a crap shoot isn't it......

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

She's coming....

My bestest friend is coming for 2 weeks to bead,lunch,bead,lunch etc.......

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time To say goodby

Last night the winds of winter blew through the valley bringing wonderful rain but taking the flowers, leaves, and smells of late summer. Today I am looking at the aftermath and yes I will need to do fall cleanup. I had hoped summer would last until spring and then all would be back to where it should be....lake, sand, sun. Alas today I will put on my sweats  bake cookies, make Shepherds Pie, light the fire place pilot and spend the day reading my library acquisitions. Fall work???????

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hiatus Reading part 2

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium (That would work)
Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)
Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)
Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face. (OMG)
Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant)

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

No doubt you have been present when the Younguns have repeated similar facts.....

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Truism page 1...reading for my Hiatus

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now , there is little hope)
Q.. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true)
Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A.. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant)
Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U.. (wtf!)

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Monday, October 08, 2012

Every so often.....

Me and the Groom of 45 years celebrated our bliss at the movies last night. well perhaps an exaggeration as the movie was a matinee, now the preferred time for us as I tend to fall asleep by 8 pm. The movie was my choice, D was hoping to see Looper, a flick with mucho special effects but bowed to his Bride as is fitting for the magnitude of this celebration. This movie .....a comedy??? was so bang on depicting married life in later years. Shit that happens more because of apathy then intention. Frankly Peeps, I enjoyed it. Not only could I laugh and relate it only cost $6.00 a couple....perfect evening.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Happy OMG "I didn't think it would last"

Another year closer.....even I don't know where the years have thankful, blessed....

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Holy Mother of Chocolate....My wardrobe sucks!

I am in that place. The anxiety ridden space where I have finally realized that which you my friends,(too kind to hit me with the truth) My Mate (too caught up in his own fashion puzzles) and my girlies ( totally too far away to be embarrassed  by my loss of style) have kept hidden from me for God knows how long. I have nothing decent to wear! I have nothing trending anywhere. I have become last year. So last year as a matter of fact that that would be a step forward in my quest for some sense of style. I must do something....soon....NOW......I cannot leave the house dressed in these sad excuses for clothing.......I am on a quest, well a quest with a budget constraint. Where to start?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Love it!

Oh my God.......OHHHHHHHH MMMMMY GODDDDDDD........I am so in love right now. This is SO much better than finding a batch of Madagascar Vanilla Paste at Winners. WWWAAAYYYY beyond walking right up to the front fastening Bras at the Bay or discarding the size 18 sweater for a 16. Today my summer prayers have been answered......The Library has expanded!!! I is a gift, a blessing if you will as my prayers and hopes and dreams for a new expanded space and book section have been answered in excess of my plus size imagination. There are fireplaces, big comfy chairs, lovely art, adequate lighting and...and.....COFFEE!!!!.......Heav.....en.....

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