Wednesday, July 30, 2008

i have to share this! it is too good!

maybe this is why we like to drink wine....

to my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...and those who don't.

as ben franklin said:
in wine there is wisdom,
in beer there is freedom,
in water there is bacteria.

in a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (e. coli)...the bacteria found in feces. in other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop. (that's over 2 pounds.)

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine or beer (or tequila, run, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering, and/or fermenting.

water = poop
wine = health

therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit.

there is no need to thank me for this valuable information:  i'm doing it as a public service.

liz gregorian

i do thank liz for this! it made my day!

$100 prize

not me silly! go here. it is for ravelry folk and the last day to enter is tomorrow july 31! go fast of fleet of fingers!

Friday, July 25, 2008

but i want it

but i can't afford it! but it is so beautiful! but i can't afford it! but it is so useful! but i can't afford it! but it would be so handy! but i can't afford it! 

what?! o, right, you don't have a clue what i am taking about. ok. go here. then see if you don't start having the same internal debate! some of you may not but i do know some of you right well and you guys will be debating!

well, did you go? what do you think? was i right? aren't they lovely! and most people will not have a clue what they are or what they are used for! and there is out! you have been warned! giggling manically, she leave the room.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

photos from cell phone part 1

photos taken with my cell phone.  not too bad.

i could not turn the picture but 'tis is oscar not obeying the command to  "drop  it"!
i love him because sometimes he is so sweetly funny!
this is from the tuesday night knitter at boarder in lewisville.

this is a subtile begger!

little does mysy know, there will no dipping into the cup until there is little to nothing left! but she will continue...sometimes entering a well placed whine ...just incase he might not know what she wants!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

body update

after wending our way 40 miles to pt at mother baylor in a vw which exudes heat and has zero, zip, nada air conditioning, in 100 degree heat, i saw the rehab doc...(a routine thingy).  she's a hoot, but that is beside the point.  our objective is to keep this wreck and paining body going...which i will have to do if they don't find a way to get tables lower as i am still having to climb up on them (at almost 63)! we agree it is time for a new chair as in 10 years they have made lots of improvements (and someone we know has had lots of use from the red jazzy!)!  we also both agree it is time to get me driving again. so what are we going to do about it? she has made orders for me to wheelchair assessment (sept 9) and driving assessment (not scheduled yet). now all i need is a vehicle to put the chair in as i go merry, merrily along (hear the song if you are old enough). there's the rub. i sorta need the second first as that will help me figure what i need and how i need it set up. if i figure the max height of an electric chair, i should be ok to start the vehicle side of the equation...and as far as weight is concerned...they all weigh about the same so i should be good there.  i would so dearly love a chair that goes up and down...up, so i can look people in the eyes straight on...this bit of tilting back my neck all the time has had it neck has bulges and spurs that jingle jangle jingle (hear singing again...and i do hope you are a bit more on key than i)! as well it should! i have always been the lowest to the floor! if you saw my 1st grade picture, you would see the shortest kids on the first me immediately...the only one who's feet do not touch the floor! doc forgot i am only 4'8" now...probably as tall sitting as standing by my electric chair!  ok, enough of this frivolity. have knitting to do before i go to the boarders knitting group tonight! i want to get onto the in socks. ah, you thought i had abandoned those socks i was moaning about so long! i have decided the first (these) will have to be for me as there is a questionable amount of yarn...and i have little feet...and have made plenty of mistakes that i would rather not see in those made for sir charles! (the second pair of socks i will make.) this first pair may be rename "my car socks" that is where i generally knit them! or "my prayer socks" as i have said lots of prayers that i get them done!

i have personality

take the test.  i did.  it said i was a giver who when misunderstood comes off as bossy, loud and inappropriate.

i think it got me!

and i still can't get my quotes in here...quotes and's hot...i think i will do something else now...have a good day!  i will...i am going knitting tonight! must work more on socks! want to get into the heels today! oops...a foot shorter than the to accommodate...the question tonight!

Monday, July 21, 2008

oil paint

i took a class at the coppell senior center...they provide everything. it was fun and i will post the outcome as soon as it is a bit dryer. when dh came to get me, there were 2 pictures sitting on an edge drying. mine and the instructor's. i asked him which one he one he thought the instructor did and which one i did.  he thought mine was the one the instructor did! so it would appear that i did a good job!  i liked it. i wish i had some more oil at home to add some tiny bits to it but... and while i have lots of acrylic, he said (instructor), you can't put acrylic over oil, only oil over acrylic. rats! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

painting from personality test?

i can't get this in so am giving it up for now.

hey, don't think i am a quitter! i spent 1 hour (60 mins that i could have spent knitting) on this before i gave up.  i thought it was pretty, too. never mind.

Monday, July 14, 2008

why don't i weigh 100 pounds?

driving around the metroplex in a car with no air conditioning, with the sun roof open, and the sun bearing the time we get anywhere, i am dripping with sweat, my hair is all over the place, and my skin resembles that of a tomato! i love texas!!!! but i love it most when i can travel in a vehicle with air conditioning.  when the "big" book arrives, dh says it won't take him long to fix the saturn which will help with my body a lot.  then all i need to do is find out how to get a vehicle that will carry my wheelchair and all will be well in river city. i will be such a happy camper. all of you will hear such a sigh!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

knitters unite for a good cause

my friend, susie, and you could help yourself, too!  she has the greatest drawing going on!  But go there and read what it is all about, how you can help and how you can win!  i just love win win situations! and the cause is so great and prizes are outstanding! i really love this lady and want to support her in any way i can.  visit her blog and you will too!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

patterns, patterns for fluffy girls, slim girls

you gotta go here , she's called whitelies in ravelry. she is a marvelous designer for all sizes. and she's nice too. so go she what little whitelies she has for you. i surely had fun!


more phoned in

as rod mc ewen said, clouds are not the cheeks of chubs. 

they are just cloud.
friendly sometimes.

these were july storm clouds rolling in while i was waiting for dh to drive me to who knows where. aren't they beautiful?

these were phoned in

this is the truth as the photos came off my cell phone. now to see if i can get them from the desktop to here! 

well, here is one.  this is baby bear in one of his favorite  poses...upside down!

as seen in the upper left, he is also an under cover puppy.  the is so much fun when in the middle of the night he decides to get under the covers with him.  oscar will start digging if he can't get under by himself, at which point, the dh cannot ignore him longer so will lift the covers and oscar scoots right on under. (o, for larger pictures, just click on them.)

well, i am having problems getting pictures to go where i want them so i will just add and tell you what they are about. sometimes oscar wilde wants to help me blog.

finally, a picture of our mystery puppy.  she is such a shy thing. it is had to get a good picture of her because she sort of blends into herself.