Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've been tagged!



I've been tagged by Kristi at http://wwwthethriftygypsy.blogspot.com/ and Lisa at http://roxandthings.blogspot.com/ and Carol at http://paintergalscottage.blogspot.com/. I'm suppose to list six quirky things about myself or six things I collect and then tag six more people. I decided to do half and half....Hopefully this won't bore you all to tears....
The quirky things:

1) I can't stand for light switches to be up when the light is off.
2) I wipe my cell phone off after each use.
3) Before my mother died and was very sick I worked at an optical lab and I started counting the lenses as they went thru the ultrasonic wash as a way to keep my mind off things. Now when I feel stressed I automatically start counting things.

Things I collect:

1) silver
2) transferware
3)white ironstone

If you are reading this consider yourself tagged by ME!








Monday, October 20, 2008



Today I was trying to catch up on a zillion emails and I noticed Simon was perched on the edge of the sofa as still as could be watching something intently. I prayed under my breath...please God don't let it be anything big! As I looked a little closer sure enough there was a spider crawling on the coffee table! Simon was so intrigued with it that I let him watch it for a few minutes before whisking the vacuum out to take care of the little bugger. I would have let him watch it longer but then I started having visions of him pouncing onto the table and trying to eat it or something!?!?!?! I'm just thankful it was a small spider and not one of the large ones like we normally have. Of course if it was you can be certain I would not have wasted time taking a pic of it in fear that it would get away and come back to haunt me while I am sleeping ..................

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My own dog outwitted me!



Every day I let Judy out to play in the yard for a few hours in the afternoon for exercise. My neighbor puts food out on her patio for Ferrell cats and Judy discovered it one day while roaming around much to my dismay. Normally she stays in the yard and sun bathes or rounds up ants or squirrels however she ventured over one day and discovered the delightful delectables and was instantly hooked. She has gotten sick three times now from eating the disgustingly rotten food but hasn't learned her lesson yet it would seem?!?!? So, our routine goes something like this.....I let her out, walk to the side door,wait for her to trot over, and then I open the door and scold her and demand she come back home immediately and tell her what a naughty girl she is! This routine has been going on for quite some time. Then yesterday I let her out and she didn't go over....I thought hooray progress has finally been made! Then two hours later as I washing dishes I looked out the kitchen window and there she was standing on the neighbor's patio! *sigh* My own dog outwitted me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Will you be watching?



Will anyone else be watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta tonight on Bravo? I hate to admit it but I am hooked....I know I need to get a life right? LOL...I saw a sneak peek of The Atlanta Housewives earlier and I think they are the most obnoxious bunch yet and still there I sat watching it like a bad train wreck!!! LOL...Normally I watch it for the houses but the little bit of drama sprinkled in doesn't hurt for the amusement factor either. So, will YOU be watching?

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Normally I buy jar candles like this one......


However for my fall fragrance I decided to buy a two wick cylinder one with lid......


I have been eyeballin this candle topper....you know me I like it overdone even when it comes to candles!


This is for the bottom of the candle....it looks like a crown! I might need that......

If you have known me for any amount of time you know I like candles and burn them all year around. I like to change them up with the seasons. Usually I burn spiced ones for fall/winter and floral ones in the spring in summer. My ultimate favorite is plumeria and if they are out of it I will settle for sweet pea. Pear and crisp cotton are also favorites! I used to burn Gold Canyon candles but no one seems to be selling them anymore around here so I have been buying Yankee candles at Bed Bath & Beyond. Considering how many candles I burn maybe I should start selling the Gold Canyon candles just to support my habit? Yankee candle is having a sale online at www.yankeecandle.com so if you buy one the second one is half price! So, now that I've rattled on and on about me what is your favorite candle fragrance? You know me...I'm such a candle junkie I will probably have to try any and all your suggestions! LOL