Saturday, August 31, 2013

Be Careful What You Feed Your Pets

This is a post that was created for Thanksgiving, but I believe it is great advice for everyday living. Many foods are too fatty for dogs and cats to digest and could make them very sick. Some foods that should definitely not be shared with your pets are skin or bones from your chicken/turkey, onions, grapes, raisins, or chocolate.

Next time You're In A Hotel...

Next time You're In A Hotel... leave your sheets like this when you check out. Can you imagine if you were a hotel housekeeper and you saw this? I think I'd literally pass! ;-P

Friday, August 30, 2013

"She'll Bite!"

"She'll bite!" They said... Nine months later, still only kisses... Yes, animals can be unpredictable in their behavior, but no much more so than humans... ; )

Thursday, August 29, 2013

There Goes Mom's Sanity...

"Look, Sis! There goes Mom's sanity right out the window! Mission accomplished." I swear, these were the words my children had to have said when they were growing up... they didn't seem satisfied until Mom went bat-shit crazy from their antics... ;-P

Idealism Vs. Realism

All my life I've battled with weight, always striving to be the "perfect" size... now that I'm older and don't give a damn anymore, I'm at the lowest weight (and healthiest) I've ever been in my adult life. ; )

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

To Hell With Beauty Sleep...

To hell with skinny sleep... I want skinny sleep! And when do I want it? NOW!!! ;-P

All I Want Is...

All I want is a log cabin in the middle of nowhere... and Wifi... and en expresso maker... and... ;-P

We All Can't Be Atheletes...

We all can't be athletes, well, at least not in the traditional sense... but, if you are going to do something, at the very least, give all you've got... ;-P

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Words To Live By

"Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live!" Had I lived by the words early on in my life, things might have turned out differently for me. All I can tell you is that theses are the words that I live by now. ; )

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pet Ownership - Doing It Right

If you are not paying attention to your dog's essential needs, like making sure that he is not too hot, don't be surprised if he suffers from heat stroke. Riding around in the back of a truck without some form of shade puts your animal is constant sunlight, which puts him at risk of suffering from heat stroke.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Paradox Of Our Age

The Paradox Of Our Age
"We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less healthiness. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbor. We built more computers to hold more copies than ever, but have less real communication; We have become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are times of fast foods, but slow digestion; Tall men, but short characters; Steep profits, but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room." ~ Unknown

Friday, August 23, 2013

You've Always Had The Power

Dorothy: "Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?"
Glinda, the Good Witch: "You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas."
Dorothy: "I have?"
Scarecrow: "Then why didn’t you tell her before?"
Glinda, the Good Witch: "Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself."

It was in that moment that Dorothy discovers she wasn’t asking the right person or even the right question.  The question was not, "How do I get what I want?" The question she needed to ask was "How do I recognize what I already have and how do I utilize it to my advantage?" The answers to so many of life's questions can be found only in ourselves...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Does running away from problems count as exercising? Because, if it does, I know a lot of people who should be sprinter thin by now... ;-P

Daughters Are Like Flowers...

Daughters are like flowers... they fill the world with beauty and sometimes attract pests... I should know, as my daughter has attracted many a pest with her beauty... thank goodness for Raid... ;-P

When I Was Growing Up

When I was growing up, there was no "she's a kid" excuse when I misbehaved. There was "you do that again and I'll knock you into next week!" Both my parents ruled with iron fists and we knew all of our neighbors, so that if we misbehaved when we were out playing, my parents were informed of our misbehavior long before we made it home! It wasn't like today where people have no idea who their neighbors are...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Best Friends

Best friends don't stop you from making stupid mistakes. They provide your alibi... and if that doesn't work, your true friends shine through, when they provide you your bail fund... ;-P

How Much A Heart Can Hold

"I never knew how much a heart can hold, until someone called me Grandma" I love this, as some of my fondest memories involve both my grandmas and grandpas. At 53, I would so desperately love to be a grandma, but at this point, it's not looking to hopeful with the two players I gave birth to...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Soup Of The Day

My very favorite soup of the day! Tequila! Yummy! I wonder if they offer free refills? ;-P

Thanks, Dad

Thanks, Dad, for not ever really shooting any of my boyfriends, but I would have made an exception on the two I married... ;-P

Saturday, August 17, 2013

How To Easily Put Keys On A Key Ring

When you are trying to add keys or other objects to your key ring, use a staple remover to open the key ring and this allows you to easily slide the objects onto the ring, thus saving you from damaging your finger nails. ; )

Good Morning

"Good Morning! I'm just gonna wag my tail against noisey stuff until you wake up because I love you!" This is pretty much what I wake up to every morning, except I have a cat staring me in the face... talk about a rude awakening... ;-P

Friday, August 16, 2013

What is The Meaning of Life?

Cat to toddler, "So, what do you think the meaning of life is?" Toddler says, "Food and sleep." Cat replies, "Yep, that's what I thought." When you think about it, that's pretty much it for them... and for us, for without either, there would be no "life"... ; )

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fluffy's Dreams

"Now that she knew the meaning of her dreams, Fluffy was unable to sleep"... this reminds me of Mama's Mouser, Malia! She apparently dreams a lot, as she makes little noises and moves about in her sleep a great deal. I wonder what she would do, if she were able to have her dreams interpreted... ; )

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Greatest Thing In Life

I truly believe that the greatest thing in life is finding someone that knows all of your mistakes and flaws and yet still finds you absolutely amazing. When you find that person, never let them go, for they are your soul mate...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Please Be Dolphins!!!

I grew up on a bay in Long Beach, California, which my friends and I would often swim in. One day we were swimming when we saw two fins coming towards us in the water and, as a flash of fear went through me, all I could think was, "Please be dolphins... Please, be dolphins!!!"  Fortunately they were dolphins and friendly ones at that. They allowed us to hang onto them as they swam and we sailed through the water. It was so much fun! : )

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rules Of Respect

"I don't care who you are, what you have done, where you come from; I'll respect you until you give me a reason not to." I believe life doesn't get easier than this. : )

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Spoonful Of Vodka

Just a spoonful of Vodka helps the Valium go down, the Valium go down, the Valium go down. Just a spoonful of Vodka helps the Valium go down... in the most delightful way! Another one sent to me by my friend, Tunc Akin, Jr. ; )

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mommy's Quality Time

My friend, Tunc Akin Jr., sent me this and boy does he know me well! If I hadn't been but a kid at the time, I would have sworn that The Rolling Stones "Mother's Little Helper" had been written about me! ;-P

I Like To Think Positive

I like to think positive and I'm positive you don't know what the hell you are talking about! This was pretty much what I thought every time the ex opened his big yap. He always had an opinion about everything, but rarely did he ever try to obtain any information from any credible source. He would shoot solely from the hip, which sometimes could prove to be quite entertaining... ;-P

Friday, August 9, 2013

Find Good Ones

"Reminder: Your girlfriends will probably outlive your husband. So find good ones." For me, no truer words have ever been spoken... my best friend and I have been friends since we were nine years old... a friendship that has spanned 45 years... our friendship has endured longer than my two marriages... so ladies, make sure you find good friends. ; )

Being Honest May Not Get You A Lot of Friends

"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it'll always get you the right ones." ~ John Lennon

A true friend will always tell you the truth, even when its not easy for them to say or hard for you to hear. I would much rather have one honest friend than a dozen liars who call themselves friends - quality is better than quantity, any day!

A Justin Beiber Fan Discovers Led Zeppelin

Every time you share this pic of Robert Plant, a Justin Beiber fan will discover a real rocker man and a fabulous band, my all-time favorite, Led Zeppelin! ; )

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

When Is It "Officially" Morning?

"I don't care if it's 5 A.M. I don't consider it "tomorrow" until I wake up..." I laughed out loud when I read this, because this reminded me of a conversation I had just the other day. My friend called me very early in the morning and asked immediately upon my answering, "Is it too early for me to call?" The first thing that came to mind was, "Anytime that I am still asleep, is too early for anyone to call"... but, if course I responded with, "It's never too early to call, if you need me"... ; )

Medical School

"When I was young I decided to go to medical school. At the entrance exam, we were asked to rearrange the alphabets PNEIS and form the name of an important body part which is most useful when erect. Those who answered SPINE are doctors today, while the rest are on Facebook"... this comes as absolutely no surprise to me... ; )
"Oh, I really do miss Kansas, Toto... and Loverboy, Survivor, Rush, Styx, Journey, Foreigner, but I miss Pink Floyd most of all"... is she crazy? I miss Led Zeppelin most of all! Robert Plant has always been, and always will be, my all-time rocker fave! The Rolling Stones and The Who still tour and, thankfully, so does Def Leppard! That fact makes this mama one happy rocker chick! ; )

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Gym Bar

Someone really should open a bar and name it "The Gym", so that all of us happy hours types would not look like such lushes when we post on Facebook where we've been... in fact, when I go to rehab, I'm going to refer to it as "Club Med"... I mean that is kind of the truth... ;-P

Monday, August 5, 2013

Your Tiny Lake

I have never understood people who are always so surprised, when they build homes in the areas where wild animals live, that the animals may venture into their yards. I remember, years ago, we had the opportunity to buy a beautiful home that abutted the Cleveland National Forest, but I declined, stating that I was not willing to share my home with the animals of the forest. We eventually bought a house that back up to a National Guard airbase and never fail, some neighbor would complain about the noise the planes made taking off and landing... I mean, it's not like  the airbase was well hidden from them when they moved in. I have never understood people who complain about the obvious.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Slip And Slide!

I remember when I was little, I couldn't wait for a hot summer's day when the slip and slide would be dragged out of the garage and rolled out across our front lawn. The hose would be inserted into the slip and slide and the sprinklers turned on around it. We would run through the sprinklers and throw ourselves down on the slide, either on our butts or tummies, and slide gleefully across the plastic onto the grass. Never fail, "Carrie the Klutz's" knee would inevitably find a sprinkler head and she would injure her knee. One summer, I did this about five times, cutting my knee in the same place. Today, at age 53, I still have that scar on my knee.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Dudes Be Like...

Dudes be like... "Babe... are you still on your period?" I LOVE the look on this little feller's face, as it looks exactly like the ex's face when he would do something that would send my blood pressure shooting (this happened a lot, as you can see by the use of the prefix "ex") Looking back, I almost feel sorry for him... almost... ;-P

You're Not The Jackass Whisperer!

Seriously, don't try to win over the haters, you're not the Jackass Whisperer! Some people may never be happy with anything you do and why even waste your time trying with them? Save your precious time and energy for those who appreciate you for who you are and what you have to offer as another human being. For me, my haters are moved to what I have labeled as the "non-existent" file, as they cease to exist in my world. ; )

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My New Best Friend

“A child has no ego, no past or future. The child has no attachments, and because of this, he is able to express himself fully, without any prejudices or preconceived ideas.” ~ Amma

I love how children are so unabashed in their feelings. The moment is always right for them and no one is a stranger.  It's nice when one is able to retain that childlike sense of the world and express themselves freely. Children are fabulous role models for adults ; )

If You Can Read This...

"If you can read this, put me back on my barstool..." This would be the logo on a t-shirt or those special times when you're just too drunk to stand upright and could use a little help... something that seems to happen time and again...

Spiders Make Me Gangster

I am so fearful of and disgusted by them. Everything about them grosses and freaks me out, from the way they walk, their nastly looking faces and eyes, those creepy legs all moving in unison... Am I the only one who feels this way? I just hate them so much. If there is one thing in nature that is truly scary, it is the spider. I hate spiders too SOO much that I can't even look at a picture of one without feeling faint. To me, they are truly unnatural... nothing in nature should have that many legs. ;-P