We've been busy, the days go by so fast...we got our tree up in the dining room, away from baby curiosity...I put it on round table in the corner of the room. The house looks rather festive now.
This has been an incredibly tight month for us. One realtor (our main one, in fact) was late on payments but came through yesterday thankfully. Then on the way home, we got in a fender bender with a truck..not hurt but the car is a mess. Front end crumbled. We didn't realize the extent of the damage until we got home..oh, my...it looks terrible but still runs fine...the truck was undamaged..but it had a trailer hitch that made mud pie out of our hood and front bumper. Sometimes I wish we had a big heavy truck instead of a little Honda, but we do get excellent gas mileage! We are very thankful for no injuries.
This will be Jayden's (our grandson) second Christmas with us...he was so little last year, only 5 months old but his year, he's 16 months so can open his own presents. He knows something is going on but doesn't yet understand. Jayden loves all the lights and calls the ornaments "balls". He knows somethings are "pretty" and not to be touched, although its hard to remember sometimes. I found a simple basic Christmas stocking for him to use this holiday and a friend sent me a wonderful kit to embroider for the future ones. I just haven't found the time this year to do everything.
When the boys were little, I made each of them their own stockings which they still use today...happily, the fire didn't get to them as it did so many of our Christmas things.
All ornaments that I listed on Ebay sold..every single one! It really helped us this month and am want to thank those who bid. I was able to put gas in the car, buy a few groceries and a few presents to make this a better holiday. I again have listed a few more Campbell Soup Kid ornaments..these makes the last of my extensive collection. These were bought back in the 90s directly from Campbells Soup Company. You sent in soup can labels and some change for them....
Here are a few photos...most of these are dated also. Sold! thanks so much!
This was put out for the companies 100th birthday.
This Kid is enjoying his puppy and a cup of split pea soup....M'mM'm Good! These are just a few..I believe I have about 9 listed. You can see them all here.. they are collectable.
There has been a recent study that suggests that people are getting..well...more stupid than in the past. I don't know if that's true or not. Guess it depends on who you talk to but if these examples (and they're supposed to be true) are any indication this study could be onto something.
Darwin Awards of 2012
The top winner
1. When his 38
caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a
hold-up in Long Beach , California , would-be robber James Elliot
did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the
barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it
The Runner Ups
The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting
machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his
insurance company. The company, expecting negligence, sent out one
of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he
also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.
A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a
woman had taken the space.. Understandably, he shot her.
After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver
found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting
from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his
incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered
everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers
to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were
very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies.. The deception wasn't
discovered for 3 days.
An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious
head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he
received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying
to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he
A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the
counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash
drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the
register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash
from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The
total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. [If someone
points a gun at you ..then
gives you money, has a crime been committed?]
Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly.. He decided
that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window,
grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved
it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and
hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The
liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was
caught on videotape...
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man
grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the
woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher.
Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher.. They put him
in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out
of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he
replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and
demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't
open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered
onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast...
The man, frustrated, walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD winner!]
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on
a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he
bargained for.. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man
curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police
spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline,
but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by
mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying
that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
Thank you, Sherri for sending this to me...couldn't resist not posting it!
We got up early this morning and headed up to the county hospital pharmacy to get refills on our prescriptions. We both figured Sunday mornings would be a good time to go as the lines wouldn't be too long as they usually are during the week. If you've read my blog for some time, we didn't have insurance and finally were able to get some through the county. They explained it as a precursor of Obamacare and had been funded early. Its been both a blessing and a curse.
When we arrived, we were relieved to see only 4 people in line to drop off the prescriptions. Normally during the week, there are 30 or so in line. However, because of individual complications in the ordering process of the 4 people, we were in line for about 45 minutes. We then had to wait an hour to get the medications (or as Alan says, his drugs)...so we went into the clinic area to wait, watching TV news. After about 50 minutes, we headed over to get into the line to pick up the prescriptions. There were about 10 people in line and this took about another 50 minutes or so. We were happy as normally it takes most of a day to get prescriptions filled, and longer wait times...normally it takes about 4 -6 hours in line.
Its the time of year again when everyone is getting ready for the holidays. I wanted to mention a great website for all types of holiday recipes..is the That's My Home Sugar Plum Shop...with the price of everything going up (and up!) we've decided to make our own candy this year and will be using some of these recipes. My mom always made fudge and divinity for the most part. Her divinity was heaven sent but she never used a recipe. You will find divinity recipes here as well as alot more. Everything from peanut brittle to snow white fudge. Yum!
Another site that is equally good and you can find the link on the Sugar Plum shop is Razzle Dazzle recipes which have all types of holiday and party recipes. So if you are doing a cooky exchange or a office or church party, you might want to check out these two sites as they are excellent.
Today was our 39th wedding anniversary...and as usual, we didn't celebrate much..neither of us goes in for alot of ceremony or fuss. We spent the day doing what we also do..catching up on housework, raking leaves, and enjoying a nice Saturday. We did go out for dinner, for a fast food burger. But its always been that way for the most part..on our honeymoon, 39 years ago (on a Saturday also) our first meal together as a married couple was lunch at KFC...back when the Colonel was still at the helm and the chicken tasted like chicken. That same day for dinner, it was sub sandwiches from a deli. Everything tasted wonderful though...and here we are...39 years later, doing what we always do and happy together. Thanks, Honey, for a wonderful 39 years!
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.