Sunday, January 30, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings

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

1.Agency :: Employment
2.Ministrations :: Comforts
3.Charlie :: Brown
4.Bricks :: and stones may
5.Contingencies :: Emergency plans
6.Dad :: Father
7.Zoned :: Residential
8.Direct :: Mail
9.Team :: Spartans
10.Cave :: Man

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings

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

1.Girlfriend :: Boyfriend
2.Crushed :: Broken-hearted
3.Source :: Creator
4.Corner :: Office
5.Gossip :: Rumor, Mill
6.Encounter :: Meet
7.Make an offer :: Bid
8.Stylish :: Chic
9.Profit :: Necessary
10.Waste :: not, want not

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Retro TV

I went without television for fourteen months. Last August I purchased a new little tv set that I use with rabbit ears. One of my favorite stations is RetroTV. This morning we're watching (well listening to) Lassie (the very early version), Rifleman, and Wagon Train. I find these way more enjoyable than present day fare. I guess I'm getting old!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

can i?

Trying to post from the droid and it worked! Slowly but Shirley!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Departures

January, such a dark month. And a sad month this year, as our company mourns the loss of two former employees.

Buck was a former saleman. He retired in the 90's, but didn't retire from life. He was active in civic activities, played tennis, took care of his yards and gardens and the neighbors too. His wife was a nutritionist who kept him in peak health. He was 89 and going great, but he fell and hit his head. Brain bleeding occurred and he passed.

Buck's father had been a professor. That must have impacted Buck, for he was a natural teacher. I mean, he even taught us how Easter is determined: First Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. And it's late this year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January Secret

I'm afraid of the dark. In the dark months I leave lots of lights on throughout the house.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Let it Snow" has to go

Okay, it's two weeks + into January. I may need to hide the "let it snow" signs.

The Company Men

Looking forward to this movie. Kevin Costner as an older dude . . . we are aging.

Unconscious Mutterings

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

1.Bootie :: Baby
2.User :: End
3.Child :: Toddler
4.Scribe :: Secretary
5.Manager :: Store
6.Upsetting :: Frustrating
7.Puddles :: Rain
8.Hopeful :: Always
9.Procrastination :: is my middle name
10.Statistics :: Data

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings!

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

1.Speech :: Politician
2.Meredith :: Greys Anatomy
3.Consensus :: Majority
4.Attack :: Assault
5.Sue :: A Boy Named
6.Voted :: Polls
7.Epic :: Extravaganza
8.Checking in :: Hotel
9.Dishwasher :: Soap
10.Underneath :: Below

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Country Strong

Was actually quite weak.


First Week gone!

Wow. Turn the page, and the first week of 2011 has disappeared. That sure went fast! One of the problems with having an accounting related job: the last five days of a month and the first five are busy busy.

It's a gorgeous winter morning up here in Michigan. Very cold, fresh snow yesterday, and sunshine. The trees are coated in hoarfrost. I'm heading out for pictures in a few minutes.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

So now on to 2011

Well, yes. Tomorrow is my birthday. And it is one that ends in nine. Utoh. But I've decided not to wallow in the aging thing. I'm following the example of the publisher of a local women's magazine. She turned 40!! (gasp, so old) this year and decided to give herself a challenge of doing new things each month. Well, hey, if it works for the young'uns it should work even better for the old'uns, eh? So I have set a dozen projects for this last year of the 50's. (I also have a big master sixty by sixty list, but that's another story.)

So here is what I'll be up to this coming year:

January: Spa Day. A full day. This is probably the priciest of the projects, but I've never done it, and it is time.

February: Knit a scarf. Now, I've done that when I was younger, but I'd like to try again with the new yarns.

March: Play "Secrets" on the cello. I played the violin in high school. I now have my niece's cello here at the farm. Will attempt to teach myself to play or will enroll for classes at the local music shop, and want to learn to play that one piece.

April: Shoot pictures of all the barns in my township, and visit with the owners to get the stories that they know. Two barns have gone down in the last year. I need to get this project done.

May: Create an herb garden in one of the old horse troughs.

June: Get a passport.

July: Shoot a gun

August: Buy a wig

September: Learn to recognize 30 fonts.

October: Ride a motorcycle

November: Sing Karaoke. (Definitely gonna have to have a few lessons before this)

December: One of my ongoing projects through the year will be to sell 100 books to one of the bookstores. The proceeds will be tabulated, and in December I will take the money and other things I have collected to Hannah's House, a home for single moms. It became apparent to me this year that I needed to remember the basics of what Christmas is all about.

There ya have it!

Good-bye 2010

I have to say, i'm rather glad to say good-bye to 2010. It was just one of those cranky years that had more downs than ups. *sigh* I have taken stock of that situation, however, and have realized certain attitude adjustments on my part will make 2011 go ever so much more smoothly.

There were two really cool things that I became a part of in 2010 that will add to the fun of 2011. The first occurred as I worked on a search for a web designer for our company website. As part of this search, two of the firms we interviewed suggested tweeting and fbing for the company. The twitter thing brought us into contact with the Reotown Commercial Association. I should mention that the company I work for is located in an industrial park on the site of the old REO plant. We joined and I'm the representative and 2011 should be an interesting year as this section of town works to reinvent itself.

Second thing: my brother and I established a very small photography business. We have the DBA, the sales tax license, a little studio in the barn, and a few customers. We're curious to see where this will take us in 2011.

So on to the next adventures! Happy New Year to all of you!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings

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

1.Carwash :: At the
2.Intuition :: Womens
3.Desperate :: Housewives
4.Tears :: of a Clown
5.Purple :: Rain
6.Storage :: Bin
7.Duct :: Tape
8.System :: Stereo
9.Cabinet :: China
10.Manager :: General