Monday, October 30, 2006

Halloween Quiz

I found this fun quiz while visiting Wystful's blog this morning & she found it at Carmen's place. *s*



discover your jack-o-lantern face @ quiz me

Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Day Early


To those of you that celebrate the holiday, I wish you the most spookiest of nights...but I hope you get more treats than tricks...Happy Halloween!

Note: The stick man was the closest thing to a skeleton I could find. *s*

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hurray For Water!

Here on my mountain, the water is pumped from a well into the house & it has lots of minerals in it...so I have to buy bottled water to use for my coffee and "cooking". For years, the residents have been trying to get city water piped up to the mountain without success until now. *s*

They are going to start laying the pipes in December and I am so pleased! I will soon be able to start doing laundry at home, stop buying bottled water, & I will also be able to take a nice luxurious bubble bath (as needed) without losing all the suds after a few minutes in mineral water.

Don't ask me why they decided that winter would be the best time to start though...I have no clue. Hush, Chi...you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth! lol

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Where?

I saw a post over at Insanity Prevails and it inspired me...thanks, Melli!

She posted a pic of her ideal place for a home so I am wondering where your ideal home would be? Big City? Country Life? Mountain? Island?

I am pretty much content with my surroundings...I love the mountains because they offer serenity & peace to me. (most of the time) *s*

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Halloween Quiz

I found this really cool quiz over at Wystful's blog the other day & just had to post it. However, Wystful had to help me get the code right...and that was a struggle for her, I'm sure....thanks!    *s*




A headless skeleton! Wait a minute, you did not need that body to begin with. You are good and well off on your own. You can take care of yourself. You seem to be one who is 'detached' from society and doing what you think are good or right things. No, you are not one of those people who think that they can do whatever they want. You just do not follow 'everydayness' and common beliefs and norms. If you are not doing so now, you plan on living alone one day, away from everyone so that you can be at peace with yourself and surroundings. You do not dislike everyone. You only like to be in a serene atmosphere. Despite all of this, you still enjoy being in touch with close people. You are a different and interesting person, you are. Happy Halloween, Detached Figure.

Take this quiz!

Question

I have just been sitting here thinking about things and I started thinking of wealth & succeess so here is a question for y'all.

If you suddenly became extremely wealthy and successful, would it change you dramatically?

For myself, I really don't know but when I win the lottery, I will know...oh wait! Don't you have to buy tickets for chances to win? LOL

NOTE: I really don't expect an answer to the question...I was just trying to be funny this morning & I think it is way too early for that. *s*

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Picture This....

It is a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. and Sheba wakes me up to be taken out...it is pitch dark & is raining buckets. Sheba, being predominantly black, vanishes into thin air and I hunt & hunt for her without luck so I wake up the infamous Mr. K & we both search for her. Luckily, I found her in the neighbor's yard but all 3 of us were absolutely drenched by that time. LOL

Viewer Discretion Advised    *giggles*

The other night I watched this quite interesting disgusting program on the National Geographic Channel. It seems that there is a small town in Texas called Merkel that is being overun by a vast number of red fire ants and they were getting desperate to get rid of them so this is what they did:

They gathered up quite a few of the ants & took them to this university where some scientist(can't remember his name) had come up with a solution to get rid of the fire ants. He placed a blow fly in with the ants & the fly zapped an egg into some of the fire ants. The ants were then taken back to their swarm in Texas.

As the fly larvae grew it found it's way to the fire ant's head & the head eventually would fall off (gross!) and the workers would take the heads to the entrance of the nest. Eventually, the larvae would emerge from the head as a grown fly & find it's way back to the colony and the process would start over again.

We have fire ants here too and one day Lady Kuri got into a nest of them...bless her heart, she swelled up so much that it was hard to tell she was a little chihuahua but we kept giving her Benedryl until the swelling went away completely & she has avoided the ants ever since. *s*

Monday, October 16, 2006

Crazy, I Tell Ya!

The infamous Mr. K came up with the idea that we should take the grandkids to the drive-in for a movie...normally, that would be a great idea but the movie he wanted to take them to go see was the Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Oh, I think not!!

I saw the original movie when grown & I will admit that I did my fair share of screaming. LOL So, the little ones would probably have nightmares!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Just Jokes!



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We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. So, I'm not fat...I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold any more so it started filling up the rest of me.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

At Last!

Hi, Everyone...are you surprised to see me posting again? I do have an explanation for my absence but I won't bore you with it. I will say, though, that I am hopeful that things will continue to improve & that I will feel like smiling again soon.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Is This Not Gorgeous? *s*

At one time in my childhood, dad had a few of these lovely birds but none at all like this one...and I think this is amazing!


The female peacocks are not very pretty but I always enjoyed watching the male strut around. *s*

Note: My daughter & grandkids are here this weekend so may not get to visit blogs today but I will asap...Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Did You Know?

I received this via email the other day & have yet to try any listed so cannot honestly say they are true but thought I would share them with you anyway. *s*

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- Without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple! of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer.
Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes.
Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover ...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ...a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process. Kills fleas instantly

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor ...Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites ...All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.