Sunday, October 26, 2008

How Sweet It Is!

MSU 35 UM 21

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Contemplate :: Muse
In the house :: The MSU Spartans just beat the UM Wolverines in the house . . . in the BIG HOUSE! We are so stoked!
Classical :: Music
Quest :: Don Quixote, Vision Quest
Best friend :: Has your back
1991 :: The year Wayne died
Never will :: say good-bye
Fool :: for love
Unhappy :: sad
Best man :: at a wedding

Saturday, October 25, 2008

no more apples

no more apples
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee


It's almost time again. I'm looking into my magic mirror (anyone remember Romper Room?) and I see Patti and Ali and Onyx signed up again. And I've joined this year again, with great anticipation this year. I've only completed once, but I'm ready to go the distance this year.

Anyone else joining the party?

Go Green!

Michigan State University plays what we consider our arch-rival, University of Michigan, in football at 3:30 p.m. University of Michigan considers Ohio State their arch-rival. Normally UM's football team is a powerhouse, but they have a new coach this year and are doing poorly. MSU is in the second season of our new coach, but were doing well until last week's game with Ohio State.

Today the real test comes. Can we get over the psychologicals to beat UM? We'll know soon enough!

Go Green!

Friday, October 24, 2008

new garden bed

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

the barn guy cleared out the south side of the barn bridge, leaving me another garden plot. Uncle H and Aunt M gave me a bunch of tulip bulbs and iris . . . guess where they're going? My friend Carla also has hostas and sedum that are coming out to the farm.

The rock border is handy . . . the cornfield is just to the right of this bed and I pluck stones out of it.

Recession? Well, Michigan has been in one for about 18 months now. You can't let it get you down.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sigh . . . the Greenies had trouble this week.

Our worst loss under coach Mark Dantonio. Michigan State was expected to do well in this game, but . . . it didn't happen. Next Saturday: the big game with that school just to the south of us, UofM. 'Course, they're having an even worse year.

Go Green!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cheap vase

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Canning jar, some beads, some copper wire, and voila! Personalized vase.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Flickr Colors

Looking for a particular color in flickr pictures? Check out the lab.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Magical :: Mystery Tour, Fairies
Shrimp :: Boat, Cocktail
Project Runway :: A show that a lot of folks watch
Economy :: is a mess, economy of scales
Porch :: I have two and I love them.
State of affairs :: Situation Normal
.com :: sadly, nothing comes to mind
Fifty cents :: rapper
Ripping :: Tearing
Bull :: Pit

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Some of you have met my friend trykemom on flickr. She's not only a great photographer, she creates wonderful Christmas ornaments!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I was in Amish country on Saturday. I had a flash: I doubt if these folks are worrying much about the economic crisis.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Seeing this many places

And just swiped it from Julie's.

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Doris!


You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.

  • * Share fun times with me.

  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.

  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.

  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships

  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.

  • * Reassure me often that you love me.

  • * Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Doris

  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends

  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better

  • * being generous, caring, and warm

  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings

  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a Doris

  • * not being able to say no

  • * having low self-esteem

  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others

  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish

  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should

  • * being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them

  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often

  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism

  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding

  • * are outwardly compliant

  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children

  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention

  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)

  • * are often playful with their children

  • * wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"

  • * can become fiercely protective

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Unconscious mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Zoo :: Potter Park (the local zoo)
Neighborhood :: Watch
Salute :: Army
Immortality :: never-dying
Dominion :: Power
Rhonda :: Help help me
Parties :: Gatherings
Prince of Darkness :: Evil
Garbage :: In, Garbage Out
Standard :: Oil Company (i'm old)

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I'm amazed at all the different types of pumpkins and gourds there are at the market this time of year.

Color Me GREEN with Happiness.

Michigan State University won a ROAD game today. This is fantastic. We are now 6-1. It has been a LONG time coming, but it feels so sweet to have this wonderful start.

The game was on cable, which I don't have, and I had a project painting the new barn door today. So I kept track of the game the old-fashioned way: I would turn the car radio on now and then to keep abreast of developments.

Go Green!!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

So What Do We Do Instead of Worry?

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Why . . . we make scarecrows!
I have a lot to learn about scarecrow making, but it sure has been fun playing!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Home Sick

Well I've just taken two days off from work. I had a case of the flu, I think. I was sick Saturday, and Sunday, and still wrung out Monday, so I took time off. About 3:00 p.m. today my energy finally kicked back in. Whew

I Actually Finished a Project

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I LOVE having the chicken coop as a kind of workshop. Projects can stay put until I have the time to finish them, instead of being swept into a closet. (Of course, it was the apartment that had closets. The farm only has one. Pre-closet days of building.)

The chair was an unfinished one from Michaels. I first painted it a dark green. I wanted it to look old, so before I painted it light green, I put vaseline on areas that I wanted to look worn. After the coat of light green, I wiped the areas of vaseline with baby wipes, leaving the dark green showing under.

My brothers, 43 and 52, are scared of this doll. What's up with that?

Sunday, October 05, 2008


Just saw 60 Minutes section on the $700,000,000 bailout. Blood pressure just elevated again. *sigh*

Happy Birthday, Susan!!!!

A fantastic thing about October: it is North Carolina/Tennessee's Susan's birthday month, and the fifth is the day!!!! Susan and I have done the 50's together, since 2002, and what a blessing she is as a friend. You can visit her at EBC or SusanJayne. Happy Birthday, girl, you caught up with me again!!!!

Unconscious Mutterings!

I say ... and you think ... ?
Insight :: Understanding
Irksome :: Tiresome
Maybe :: Maybe not
Confirmation :: Reservations
Bib :: Overalls. Bought a pair today at the Goodwill store for my boy Scarecrow.
Stop! :: Look and Listen
Lobster :: Red
Boys :: Girls
Fire away :: Shoot
Give up :: Concede

Saturday, October 04, 2008

This Makes Me Feel Better

Hi, sorry I haven't been around this week. I've been a little under the weather mentally and physically. But I have to feel better today with Michigan State University scoring their FIFTH win in football.

Go Green!