October 31, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday-It's wash your hands!

Joining Tanya and Friends--Sharing 5 willy nilly thoughts, quips, pics or whatevers.

I don't want anyone to freak out, but I have some important health news to share.
There is a virus going around called Ebola. Don't flip your lid. But, please, wash your hands as necessary and don't swap bodily fluids with anyone who might be under the weather. 
You're welcome. 

2) This is a photo of Oil and Water.
Behold: Linds and Lolo dressed up for Halloween many years ago. It's clear to see they are on a different wave length; Miss USA and Miss Army!

We've lived in our house for 17 years and we've never had a trick or treater. Living in a rural area with no sidewalks and a few acres in between houses keeps the kids away. 
Lazy azz kids; they won't even walk for candy. 

Does anyone else cringe reading face book statuses that are FILLED with spelling and grammatical errors? I mean to say, I'm not perfect, not even close. But I'm shocked to see so many people (college graduates!!) that have a hard time putting a sentence together. 

How has life been any fun before the show Modern Family? 
In my book, {and that's the only one that matters} it's right up there with Friends and Seinfeld; slap your mama funny. 

Are you a Modern Family watcher or is your bladder inadequately able to deal with it?

Wishing you all a safe and germ free weekend!!!

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October 29, 2014

By the time I'm done painting everything, it will be time to start over again.

About a year ago Linds and I discussed painting her bedroom furniture, some of which actually used to be the Coach and Suz's furniture.
We started just before last Thanksgiving with the nightstands. These were hers to begin with and were white. She wanted them black.
We spray painted them black. It took so much spray paint and time that I had to purchase a new ozone layer for the earth.
I'll never do that again.
 FYI: The tops were scratched to heck even though we'd put a protective coat on top…so I had to redo them last week. (Used a primer and latex paint this time)

A few weeks ago, I decided to tackle the big pieces; the armoire and the blanket chest. We should rename the blanket chest because it now holds purses and back packs.
Please note how clean the room is; yes, Lindsay is now living in a dorm at school. I can guarantee you that the floor of that dorm is covered in whatever she wore this past week.
The plan was to paint all the furniture black, but then I came to my senses and went with white. I used chalk paint, just like I did in the guest room last year. 

Behold the backpack/purse chest now. 
 It took a lot longer than I had anticipated. Good thing I have nothing else to do. *snicker snicker*
 I even updated the hardware on everything. {hobby lobby!!} Chalk paint is easy to make…even a cave man can do it. No offense to cave men who read my blog. 
 Her room is much brighter now….and it will stay clean until she comes home for Thanksgiving!

 I'm still contemplating making this my yoga room….but then I'd have to start doing yoga!

October 27, 2014

The one where everything is fan{freakin}tastic!

We had a great weekend. A keeper for sure.
Lucky for you, I didn't take that many pictures. 
You're welcome.

Our weather has finally chilled out a bit; the humidity is at a decent level and the breeze is a'moving. 
Love it.
Wish it would stay 365. 
Our friends (Don, Kelly and Kelly's Aunt Sandy) from the East coast arrived on Friday. 
We had a party. A get together. A social gathering of  like minded, fun loving people. 
Twas perfect.
Saturday evening, we had a party. A get together. A social gathering of like minded, fun loving people.
Was it ground hog day? No, we mixed in some different fun loving, like minded people.
But good just the same. 
Lindsay even made an appearance on Saturday. 
Linds and Kelly
So much love and laughter was shared that I might have a cold virus now.

Did I mention boxers were joining us? I know, it was a whole day since the three visiting Labradors left. Cocoa almost had a minute of being bored. ALMOST.
Did someone say cookie?
Lucky for you cookies are our most FAVORITE things ever!
And in case you were worried about me doing too much with a house full of people, I'll ease your mind. My guests were fabulous; they cleaned up after themselves, helped prepare meals and changed all the sheets before they left. 
(which is how I roll as well)

I was able to sit down and put my dogs up. I mean, put a dog up on my lap.

Sunday we took the opportunity to visit some of our beautiful town that we don't see often….and then a nice lunch out before our peeps had to depart. 
Checking out the naples dock, just because. 

The perfect weekends don't come that often, but when they do, I certainly do cherish them!

I hope your weekend was equally as perfect.

October 24, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday-I'm {Al} about it

Joining Tanya and friends for 5 random thoughts, pics or whatevers:

Anyone else have a huge crush on Al Roker and Willie Geist?
C'mon…. I know I'm not alone here.
I try to tune in to the Today show daily just for them; they make me smile hard.

On Wednesday I updated our dining room table-scape.
On Thursday morning I realized that *someone* didn't approve. 

I'm guessing this is *someone*. 
I know he looks so innocent…ok, I could be wrong, perhaps the Coach didn't like the table decor?

They're everywhere. In my coffee. In my grocery store. In my brain. ALL around me!!

Some days I just miss my MUM!!

We are expecting more company today-humans and canines; boxers this time!
Have a great weekend!

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October 21, 2014

Just like me, Austin Rocks.

Just a few pics from our trip….
I need to document them somewhere since *someone* hasn't found the gumption to scrapbook anything in years. 
The Coach and I did a tour of the Capital building; it was gorgeous. It was all Texas; big, bold and big hair. Ok. I was kidding about the hair part. Not really.
Wait. While I'm at it, let me update my 'Capital Buildings toured' list:

1) Atlanta, GA
2) Austin, TX
Whew, glad I didn't forget that.

We saw the backside of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue; one of Coach's favorite musicians. 
There were more food trucks than you can shake a stick at.
Take note; they don't like it when you shake sticks at them.

Speaking of sticks, look at these large ones. You know I love a good tree.
 We saw several like this around town. I believe they are in the oak family? I might be wrong. Anyhoo…these are some good climbing trees…if only I had on my climbing shoes. 
Yeah, that was what stopped me from climbing…

Oh, inside the capital building. I'm not kidding when I say you can't go an inch in Texas without coming across a Texas star. NOT.AN.INCH.

Even the chandeliers in the house of representatives chamber.
  Do you know that they meet once every few years? Sign me up
Stars in the bannisters.
 Stars in the glass.
 Stars in the fence. Not.An.Inch!
At night, I even saw stars in the SKY! Texas rules. 

 I'm going to work on a patent and start producing suns for all my Florida people; Suns on glass, suns on car tags, suns in the sky.  
I'm going to be a thousand-aire. 

October 17, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday-I'm a dog watching Ninja!

Joining Tanya for Willy Nilly Friday; sharing 5 randoms, pics or what-have-ya's.

Did you miss me last week? 
This time last Friday we were in Austin, TX. 
Vacation is fun. Vacation is exhausting. 

While on a boat tour I saw this graffiti and thought: ME TOO!
Ninjas wear  black. I wear black. 
Ninjas like sharp objects. I like shanking people with sharp objects. 

Our flight leaving Houston was delayed several hours and then rerouted due to weather issues. 
Not the shortest route from Houston to Fort Myers, but we made it safely. 

Getting home at 3am from vacation is the opposite of fun.
I was able to sleep in, but the Coach had an early morning meeting. 
Someone around here has to be responsible…so glad it's not me!

Speaking of being responsible. My InLaws are traveling this week and we are dog sitting the gang of Labs. Actually, when we let all the dogs out, it's more of a herd.
Here is a video I sent to her the other night during 'quiet time'
When a certain little *someone* is full of energy and barking his head off, I'll go back to this video and just *sigh*. 

Dog hair.
'nuff said!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Watch out for those hairy sharp-object yielding ninjas!!

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October 15, 2014

He just keeps getting {weirder} older every year!

Yesterday was the Coach's birthday. I don't want to give his age, but next year is a milestone that starts with fif and ends with ty.

This year we celebrated in Austin, TX with our East coast friends Don and Kelly. 
 The Austinites are proud to be weird. As a matter of fact, they want to Keep It Weird; quite a fitting place for me since I'm a fan of non-boring stuff. 

We actually inquired to some locals as to why the people of Austin are weird.
They were offended and threw play-doh at our feet and shouted blobbidy blob blob.

Ok, I just made that up, we didn't meet any violent weirdos.

I'll share some of our trip later....but for now, lets just celebrate this amazing guy who not only puts up with me, but I kinda think he loves me as much as I love him!
Us on a day trip to San Antonio at the River Walk district. No, I didn't have a super big taco for lunch, that's my swing bag under my cardigan, but thanks for noticing!

I hope you're all well and weird.


October 08, 2014

Peeping {weird} Tom

I saw this extraordinary creature peering INTO our front door the other night. I tried to get a good photo, but the darkness/lights were not working in my favor.
Plus, I was alerted to see how dirty my glass was.
Imagine my surprise the next day when I saw he/she/it moved to the other door and was now peeping into the door frame.
Well, maybe he/she/it is a 'special' extraordinary creature; who am I to judge?

Anyhoo….I just thought he/she/it was lovely.

I realized he/she/it might have been trying to get up close and personal with my porch plant bees.

What would you call that? Inter-special interest? Inter-insect romance?
I dunno….my head hurts now from thinking about it.
The Coach and I are off on an adventure this weekend to celebrate the day of his birth, so I'll not be visiting any of you. It's ok, don't cry, I'll be back next week to share.

Oh, you want to know where we're headed? 

Well, we're keeping it WEIRD.

I know. I'm always kinda weird.

The in-laws have arrived and are in charge of keeping the fort from falling apart and to make sure no one steals my porch plant bees. 

 Have a great and weird weekend.

October 03, 2014

Willy Nilly-Here's your 'sign' you naughty-drinking-thing you.

Joining Tanya and friends-sharing five willy nilly thoughts, pics or whatevs.

1) The girls gave me this sign for my birthday.
They must get their sarcasm from the Coach. 

2) Ok, I was being sarcastic. They totally get it from me.

3) Last week I shared with you my deep love/hate for House Of Cards; well, I've finished the second season. 
When I finished the last episode I said out loud: 
That Francis Underwood is a corrupt,  conniving, deceptive, lying, scheming, Immoral, naughty naughty naughty naughty naughty NAUGHTY man.
Clearly, I was running out of intelligent adjectives, plus I'm a mom…naughty is my favorite word. 

4) It's October. I've already planned/booked our company Holiday party and I've scheduled the date for the annual cocktail party we host at our home. 
I feel as though I deserve a medal or a glass of wine.

5) Just thinking about Christmas can cause a girl to drink wine. 
OK, just thinking about drinking wine also causes a girl to drink wine. 

Have a great weekend, but don't do anything I wouldn't do naughty!

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