Thursday, December 25, 2008

Religion...(as I see it)

People are not drawn to religion by faith and hope but rather by fear and doubt.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm Rotating My Jeans.

Okay... I don't quite know why I am thinking about this right now but it seems as good as anything.
I have come up with a solution for always taking the same jeans out of the closet.
This fall, I tried on all my jeans to make sure they fit.
The problem is, when they are hanging in the closet, I always seem to take the same pair out and wear that one pair over and over again.
So what I am doing now is taking out a pair, wearing them but NOT putting them back in the closet.
I wash them, fold them up and leave them on the bed.
I do that until ALL my jeans are out of my closet and then I start over again.
It works VERY well/
Hubby had his outpatien surgery on his hand yesterday and it was a total BITCH>
Never , ever, EVER schedule an elective surgery for 5:00 in the afternoon.

The nurses were excellent, the surgery went well but:
We did not get back from the hospital until almost 9:00, I was exhausted and had a horrible migraine.
Hubby was loopy on pain medicine and he has a dressing the size of a catcher's mitt on his right hand.
He is doing better today but his hand still hurts.
We were going to go to dinner tomorrow with some friends but we canceled that.
It's no fun going to dinner with a dressing the size of a catcher's mitt on you right hand.
We are just going to stop by for coffee and dessert in the afternoon.
That's it.
Today was very pleasant.
I met CrazyFriend for lunch (that is a whole other story).
We had a nice treat when we went to lunch.
The manager of the restaurant where we go frequently said "Merry Christmas..lunch is on the house." That was very nice of her.
Then we shopped a little.
I was quite surprised. There was NOT much traffic at Fashion Island at all.
It was more like a very busy Saturday.
Wally World on the other hand was MOBBED> You couldn't get near the place.

I drove to the Fresh Market and picked up our fancy cake for tomorrow.
That place was busy but frankly. I have seen it worse.

And I stopped by the Goodwill Store (a little Christmas shopping there too).
I actually found a pair of blue jeans for $1.oo and a nice peach tank top.

Oh...I also got a cute T-shirt at Christopher Banks. It has bears on it.
I love their t-shirts. I wish I had one in every color. I must have a dozen.
They look nice and they wash beautifully.

That was it.
I had a nice enough day (any day with a free lunch it great!)
Hubby seems to be feeling a bit better.
And frankly., I am just about ready to go to bed.
I ate too much today. One of those yucky :p days.

Cookie is not feeling well at all.'
She asked to be put up on the bed and she went to sleep.
I think the antibiotics the vet put her on are upsetting her tummy.
She is going to have her dental work done on Tuesday.

That's it.
It's Christmas Eve.
Yet another one.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Is there actually something to this???

Okay..this is kinda weird.
We had our Solstice celebration yesterday.
We went out and had yummy Solstice cheeseburgers and bought out lottery scratch-offs.
We only got 70 because hubby insisted on buying me a very nice three-wheeled golf cart for $100 (it was very nice of him) so we got a few less scratch-offs instead of our usual 100.
As we were walking out of the convenience store where we bought the tickets, a dollar bill blew right up under my boot out of nowhere.
When we got home, after dinner and after it got dark we TRIED to have a bonfire (but it was just too windy to really burn anything safely).
We just burned a little bit.
I wore my magical scarf for luck, good fortune and prosperity.

When we came inside, I burned a little incense and we did our scratch=offs.
I did all of mine (35) and out of that I actually got back $34!
That is like 99% return so I basically broke even, which is pretty amazing on scratch-offs.
Hubby hasn't done all of his yet. He saved a bunch to do later.
I don't know........???????????

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's Zombie Time..

Well, this pretty much sucks.
I woke up with a bit of a migraine.
I felt like a Zombie.
There is nothing worse than waking up with a migraine. Ugh.
I decided to not wait and I went ahead and took an Imitrex because i didn't want to feel like crap all day.'
I still feel a little yucky but it is kicking in.
It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to work.

It's really very disappointing this morning/
We had a big Solstice celebration planned for today (even though CrazyFriend took all my newspapers I'd been saving) but it is POURING with rain.
So it looks like no bonfire tonight.
Everything is soaked.

But we can still go for Solstice cheeseburgers and buy our Solstice lottery tickets.

Next week is going o be a bitch.
Monday we have to take Cookie to the vet/
Tuesday hubby has his outpatient surgery (which is turning into a major ordeal).
I thought they would just take care of this in the office.....not the hospital outpatient department.
Wednesday is Christmas Eve and I have to pick up dessert for the Christmas dinner friends have invited us for/
And of course Thursday is Christmas.
Whoooopppeee. Can you see how excited I am?

Jeeeeeeeezzz I will be so glad when the holidays are OVER!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

How slow is too slow???

Okay...Hubby's driving is driving me CRAZY.
I know we are old enough to move to a retirement community in Florida and I would love to do just that. The problem is he is driving like we are already there.
It's starting to scare me a little frankly but I am reluctant to say anything to him because I know he will get VERY upset.
He has always been a careful driver, almost to a fault and I can't somplain about that.
(I grew up driving in Southern California and I am very aggressive.)
He is very cautious but he drives SOOOOOOOOO slow, it is almost dangerous sometimes.
Even a few friends we have gone out with have asked me if he always drives so slowly.
If we are on the interstate where the speed limit is 70 mph, he MAY go 55 if we are lucky, it's usually about 50 mph.
If we are on surface streets, if the speed limit is 45 he goes 30, maybe 35. Same thing on a 55 mph highway.
It makes me very nervous to have 18 wheelers barreling down on us when we are on the interstate and cars passing us while we are on surface streets.
As I said I am reluctant to say anything.
He seems totally oblivious to it.
But it is worrisome.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is a Chocolate Croissant dinner?

I've decided that it is.
Since we have started having our own dinners and I can have what I want, I have decided that a chocolate croissant and a cup of coffee can be dinner.
So can a bowl of cereal, a scrambled egg and a piece of toast.
So can a Spam sandwich and soup.
I am so glad that dinner can be anything I want it to be.
I'm an adult and if I say a chocolate croissant is what I want for dinner, then that's okay.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ten things I Hate About Christmas

1) Annoying Christmas music in department stores.

2) Traffic

3) Rude people

4) Crowds at the shopping "village" (malls are sooo passe).

5) Tacky Decorations

6) Giving useless gifts that you can't afford to people who don't need anything.

7) "Holiday Hours"

8) Holiday television special episodes.

9) Retailers trying to make you think you're saving money by having "sales".

10) The whole guilt trip thing.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

In search of an addiction....

This is really annoying.
I can't find an addiction even though I have tried.
I want to be a chocoholic. Or a caffeine addict.
Ben & Jerry's doesn't do anything for me.
I don't crave Gummi Bears or Jelly Bellies.
I am a bit of a carbohydrate junkie but it doesn't rise to the level of being addicted.
I want to have some quirky food addiction but I just can't seem to find anything.
What to do what to do????????

Thursday, December 11, 2008

No more Ramen Noodles....EVER

UGH>>>>for right now.
Just ugh.
More later.

I finally od'ed on Ramen Noodles tonight.
I don't think I can eat another package of Ramen noodles.
And fortunately, I am going grocery shopping tomorrow so I can switch gears, switch to something else.

I'm thinking cereal.
Everything I eat lately breaks my stomach.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Eight cups of coffee later.....

Well, yesterday was perfectly awful
I guess caffeine is my drug of choice and yesterday I totally od'ed.
I started out with my usual two cups of coffee when I got up, with a bagel and strawberry yogurt spread. That was fine.
Then Crazyfriend called and wanted to meet. I said fine and I suggested that we go to Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast.
So we got there at 10:30.
I had biscuits and gravy and two turkey sausage patties.
Oh.... and did I mention that I had 4 more cups of coffee?
We,, that got me pretty wired.
We shopped (I bought a black sweater vest for $8.00 at Cracker Barrel)
CrazyFriend went to Penney's and tried on all the suits she's treid on once before but didn't buy anything.
And we just kind of wandered around.
I could feel the caffeine kicking in as we went to Home Depot and I bought 6 2x4's for no particular reason and I found myself ranting to CrazyFriend about her freeloading con man of a "boy friend" who is running her life...something I have not done in months.
Then after she left, I had to go pick up Cookie from Day Care.
On the way there, I decided to get Cookie a chicken sandwich from McDonald's. And I thought okay..what the heck, as long as I was there, I'd try one of their Mocha drinks....(chocolate and an espresso shot.)
I stopped at the Pontiac place and actually found the exact fleece gloves I wanted plus a pair of black Browning socks.
Then I got Cookie and we went on home.
I was WIRED><.]\
When I got home, it was about 2:30. Hubby was home from his doctor's appointment.
I had such a buzz on, my brain was tingling from the caffeine electricity.
So....I threw my golf clubs in the car (literally) and went to play golf.
It looked like it might rain but I didn't care.
I played the fastest 9 holes of golf that I have ever played ever and I found about a dozen lost golf balls in the ponds and the bushes.
When I got home from that, my brain was still buzzing but I was starting to come down.
Fortunately, hubby made his own dinner. I had a Spam sandwich and a 7Up.
Immediately after dinner, I totally CRASHED and I mean CRASHED.
I went to lie down and tried to read my book. That lasted about 15 seconds before I fell asleep.
I slept until 11:00 and then could NOT go back to sleep.
I watched TV until about 1:30/ I was exhausted but I could not go to sleep.
And of course, poor Cookie was sooo restless trying to follow me around.
I tossed and turned until 3:00 am when I got up and watched Ellen Degeneres and Rita Rudner on the Comedy Channel.
At 4:15, I finally went back to bed, felt horrible but fell asleep.
When I got up at 7:30 this morning, I CAUTIOUSLY had ONE cup of coffee.
Damn.........what a roller coaster ride.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Separate but equal....'s the deal.

I am so totally burned out with cooking and grocery shopping I don't know which way to turn.

I am a very good cook but I cannot eat my own cooking anymore.

I have just lost it when it comes to keeping to my grocery budget and satisfying everyone.

90% of the time, I don't want to eat what hubby wants for lunch or for dinner and it is making me crazy.

We want TOTALLY different things.


So here's what we are doing for the month of December:

We have split the grocery budget equally between the two of us, with leaving $100 for general household items such as laundry powder or toilet paper and cat food.

Personal toiletries such as toothpaste or mouthwash are NOT included in the general pool, but go our individual accounts.

We are going grocery shopping every Friday.

He buys what he wants.

I buy what I want.

We have to stay within our alloted budget.
I will cook whatever he chooses for his meals.
I will also cook my own meals that I want separately.

So far, after just two weeks, it seems to working.

We'll see at the end of them month how well it does but so far, I like it just fine.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blanchie dream

Well, I must admit, I had a very strange dream last night, about Blanchie, our little dog who died so suddenly and under very unfortunate circumstances this past spring.
Crazyfriend showed up at the house and she had Blanchie with her who was alive and well (sort of well..alive at least) with her.
No one could explain how she reappeared but we finally surmised that she wasn't really dead must have somehow dug her way out of her little grave.
We ran around to all the local vets (because our regular vet at the emergency room wasn't around. None of them could figure out how she had survived all this time. They all kinda shook their heads.
The only thing they could find wrong with her was her right eye which had the worse glaucoma was leaking fluid and needed to be removed. Other than that she was okay.

Very strange dream.....indeed.

(Stephen King where are you????)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What't the deal with Ben & Jerry's???

Okay...I just don't get it.
I suppose I am not an ice cream person.
I was reading a couple of books where the main character was a Ben & Jerry's ice cream freak.
So I went to the store and found these really cute little individual serving size containers of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
I thought well...okay. Why not?
So I bought one and after great anticipation, ate the little individual serving with coffee last night after dinner.
And guess what.
I expected great ecstatic, orgasmic joys and wonders of Ben and Jerry's.
Surprise.......all it did was upset my stomach and eventually led to a migraine that I am miserable with this evening and struggled with all day.
Ben & Jerry's?????
Maybe I am just NOT an ice cream person but it did nothing for me.
No worry.
I will NEVER be a Ben & Jerry's freak.
I don't even think I like it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"You'll Never Believe What I Did"

Well, yesterday totally sucked. You won't believe what I did....or then again you might. kinda started with burning my big sauce pan to a total crisp when I got on the computer and forgot about the rice I was cooking. (At least the smoke detectors didn't go off but the pan was a total loss)
Crazyfriend wanted to come over and visit the animals. Since it was absolutely POURING with rain and hubby did not want to go anywhere, (we went out every single day this week, Cookie went to Day Care 3 times and he wanted a break) I asked her to come out here and pick me up. When is it raining steady like this I don't like to take the Jeep out because I wind up with two inches of water in the back windows will do that.
So she said fine, she wanted to go to Michael's Craft Store to buy some teddy bear clothes for a Christmas teddy bear drive her church was having and to Target for some small Christmas items. The church asked them to pick an age (toddler, baby, small child etc) boy or girl and then make a cmall Christmas box for a child.
I said fine because I wanted lunch and I needed to buy a new pan, as long as she would come and pick me up so I wouldn't have to take the Jeep. started out with lunch. Instead of going to 5 Guys like I really wanted, I let her pick and we went to Cracker Barrel. Mistake, It wasn't what I wanted and lunch pretty much sucked. It was too much food (even though I only ordered Beans & Greens) and I felt awful from there on out.
Then we went to Michaels. They have lots of doll and teddy bear clothes but of course, Crazyfriend has to AGONIZE of the choice. Uncharacteristically, I picked up a really cute pink stuffed kitten, put a blue sweater that said "Angel" on it and got it. It was adorable and I gave it to Crazyfriend to donate to their teddy bear drive. (Yeah, yeah I know it wasn't a teddy bear but it was very cute.) I also paid for Crazyfriend's teddy bear sweater since she paid for our lousy lunch. Ugh.
After Michael's we walked over to Target in the pouring rain/. There is was HELL>>>> She of course could NOT decide on an age group and once I steered her towards toddler stuff, she kept buying and buying stuff. I pointed out to her that this was just supposed to be a little Christmas box but this was CrazyFriend's typical overcompensation.
While she was going overboard with that, I looked at the pans. Didn't see anything I liked but I did find a $3.98 movie (I am Legend with Will Smith) and a package of gel pens.
Well, we got out of Target with her buying $35 worth of stuff (including my movis and pens..I figure if I had to go through that hell, it was worth $5). She insisted we go back to TJ Maxx (I hate TJ Maxx) to look for a pan there. So back we went and although they had a zillion pans piled and stacked everywhere, they just did not have what I wanted.
So......we took the big leap and headed for Wally World. Hopefully the crowds and the stampeding had thinned out by now and nobosy would get kille.
It was just as bad. The store wasn't so crowded and they had the kind of pans I wanted, I just could not decide on which one to get. They had cheapy ones for $10. expensive ones for $25. I chose the middle one for $16. And I am happy with it.
But we wandered around Wally World, looking at blankets and sheets and touching stuff. I was getting tired and annoyed and irritable. I had my pan and I wanted to LEAVE>
So we did. On the way back, CrazyFriend wanted a hot chocolate so we stopped at Starbuck's (I HATE Starbuck's but that's where we get hot chocolate.) And then we headed on home.
Ugh It was nearly 4:30. Things deteriorated from there on out and the rest of the evening was a total loss. I had a POUNDING RAGING SCREAMING BLINDING migraine and I went ahead and took an Imitrex right off..I just didn't feel like struggling with it. I asked hubby to feed Persimmon and 5:00 and of course he forgot. I went out in the rain and fed her and at 6:30.....I just gave up and went to bed.
You won't believe it. It was awful.
What a terrible day.
A typical day with CrazyFriend.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Is it possible to look cool while wearing a fanny pack?'s the deal.
I carry a LOT of stuff with me.
All the time.
I hang stuff off my belt. And off my belt loops.
Plus I carry a purse and I carry a gun for personal defense.
Right now?

I have a fanny pack.
It's a very nice fanny pack.
I think I can put most of my stuff in it but I don't want to look like a dork with my fanny pack.


(I don't think it looks that bad.............)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

One holiday behind.....

I have decided that from here on out, I am going to be one holiday behind.
I went to the commissary and the day after Halloween, all of the big bags of Halloween candy was marked down to $1.00.
I bought 3 bags.

I went to WalMart.
They had really cute Halloween t-shirts with little appliques on them.
They were $11.00 before Halloween. Then they went down to $7.00.
Then I went again and they were $3.50.
Yesterday, they were $1.00.
I bought one.

Now I am going to wear my Halloween t-shirt with the cute ghost on it for Thanksgiving.
If I can get a Thanksgiving t-shirt with a turkey on it for $1.00, I am going to wear it for Christmas.

Then, after Christmas, I will buy Christmas candy and a t-shirt with a Christmas tree on it for $1.00.
I will wear it for New Years.

I will buy a New Year's t-shirt and wear it on St. Patrick's Day.
I will find a St. Patrick's Day shirt with a leprechaun on it the day after St. Patrick's Day and wear it for Easter.......

I am going to live my life one holiday behind from now on.
Think of the $$$$ I will save.

Monday, November 3, 2008

All talk and no action.

Okay..I just finished a very benign, pedestrian, unremarkable cozy.

Interestingly enough, I read it at 2 o'clock in the morning like I usually do but I was able to follow the story, keep track of the characters (although have three main characters called Lizzie, Lisa and Lucy got a little confusing).

A couple of things struck me about it:

It was NOT great writing. Some of it was pretty BAD writing.

1) The author CONSTANTLY used the same phrases over and over and over again (ie "She drank deeply from her coffee cup." "She took a deep drink..." Apparently everyone drank DEEPLY.

Other annoying phrases: She gave him a smile. She gave her a slight smile. She gave him a grin. (She never flashed a smile, or just smiled she was always giving some kind of a smile or grin.)

And "filched". What kind of a word is "filched"?

2) The main character was pretty flat and not particularly interesting. She was never in any kind of jeopardy and you didn't want her to be your new best friend. You wouldn't want her to step in and save your life.
She wasn't "spunky" and the coffee addiction which was supposed to be one of her signature characteristics just got annoying (see #1). The characters were a little too cute and the dialogue strained.

3) It was mostly talk and very little action. I suppose the setting contributed to that (it was set in a knitting shop) and what action there was seemed gratuitous. Jogging across the golf course to get to the tennis courts. Driving in the snow to see the property. Having the holiday part for the underprivileged kids. ALL gratuitous and not really moving the story forward.

4) You could actually see the author's thought process in solving the "mystery as you read. You could see her thinking and in some places she actually thought out loud in the choice of the main character.."Well the last time I was involved in a mysterious death, it looked like it would be the most likely person but it turned out to be someone else."

But the thing that stood out to me was that you could follow the workings of writing the cozy. It was like the author was following a checklist. It was so simple and basic, you could she her going through the step in her mind;
we've got to have an explanation of how our heroine can be independently wealthy (inheritance from a murdered aunt she hardly knew)
we've got to have a retired cop,
we've got to have a police detective who finds her annoying and nosy.
we've got to have a boyfriend who we are keeping at a distance,
we've got to have a best friend,
we've got to have someone smarmy who no on likes and everyone has plenty of motive to kill to be the victim.
I couldn't help imagining her writing with a text book : "You Can Write a Mystery" open next to her computer.

I liked it (and I hated it) for that and only that reason.

And as awful as it was...she got a book published (three actually and her first in the series actually won a prestigious award.....)
AND I am going to buy the one she won the award for.
Just to see how LOW their standards really are.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

NO coffee driven characters.

I started a book last night and it is AWFUL.
One of those books that makes you say "How on earth did this get published?" and I KNOW I could do better". (But I never do).
Note to self:
NEVER EVER create a character whose life revolves around drinking coffee, needing coffee making coffee, carrying around a coffee mug or having long discussions over a cup of coffee.
it is the worst cliche ever

I don't mind a character who likes coffee and needs coffee in the morning.
But is should not be the character's primary drive and it should not define the character.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trying to cope..

Here i am again. So far, this has been a pretty pleasant day. Hubby has gone out for the day so I am here alone. It is quiet.
Yesterday was okay. We played golf and had a very nice game. It was pleasant and fun and hubby was not freaking out. We just played 9 holes and he got to use the red tees so he was fine. I am amazed at how much work they are doing on the course now that it has been sold. It really looks nice. I hope they continue to improve it. It actually makes it more fun to play.
We went to lunch at Shoney's. It was fine but I really don't want to start eating there again. Too many cold cereal memories and I can just see thw weight packing back on. I do NOT want that to happen. I just have to look at the people who are eating there and I can see what happens. Ugh.
After lunch, we went into town. I bought a really NICE computer chair at the Goodwill Store. It is about $200 chair that I got for $13. We had to pick it up because i could not carry it home in the jeep. I love it and I cannot believe I found it. It is clean, totally intact, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with it. It definitely is close to the top in my Top 5 Finds at the Goodwill Store. It may actually be #1.
We've been toying with the idea of getting a friend for Cookie. I e-mailed the natioanl Dachshund rescue group about a couple of dogs they have here in the area but tey are just a little TOO demanding with their screening and "applications". They want 4 references, the require a home visit and follow-up visits. I think it would be easier to adopt a Chinese baby girl than a dog from this rescue group. I think we will stick with the local shelters. Camden had one on their web site that I called about but it was an 8 week old puppy. That, I most definitely DON"T need. Cookie might like it but not me. I'll check at the downtown shelter.
That's it. It is quiet. I had an early lunch (noodles and crackers) and I will just have a nice day. I don't know when he is coming back. Probably late this afternoon.
Okay. Bye bye.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Still a disgruntled blogger here.. I am.
It is early and I have to finish my coffee, feed everyone and take Cookie to Day Care.
We are going to play golf this morning, have lunch and then do a bunch of running around.
I bought a really nice computer chair at the Goodwill store yesterday for $13.50.
We have to pick that up and stop at Wally world on the way back.

Gas is down to $3.15. I couldn't believe it.
I think I will try going back to the gym now that it isn't so expensive.
It's hard to start back with something.
I will try for two days a week.

That's it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

How's this for IRONY>?

I went to the doctor on Wednesday for my annual physical which was somewhat overdue. I got a nice clean bill of health, all my tests and x-rays and labs were good and the doctor said I didn't have to see him for another year.
On the way home, I decided to stop at Wally World to pick up a few small items. As I was walking through the parking lot, a elderly woman backing her car out of a space very nearly hit me. I mean I had to jump out of the way of her car and she bumped me with her fender.
GREAT... I go to the doctor for my check up. Everything is good...then I get hit by a car in the WalMart parking lot.
Jeeeeeeezzzzz. Anybody see the irony here?

In HELL......

Alright.....I am trying to give this a try.
Everyone seems to have gotten the hang of it and from what I've seen a few folks have created some really beautiful journals with colors and pictures and graphics and banners. I don't know how they are doing it.
I am having trouble just coming over here because although I HAD a blog here for a very long time, it was separate in my head from my AOL journal. I'm just not comfortable here. But here I am nonetheless. I am TRYING

Today was pretty much my version of HELL> It was raining all day and it was overcast and dreary. I decided to stay home all day because I wanted to have one day that I didn't spend any $$$ for a change. But it was HELL> I was bored and cranky. I couldn't find anything to do. I feel sorry for the poor dog...she wants someone to play with sooooo bad (we need to get another dog but that's a whole other story). I wandered around, I fell asleep for a while, I played 978 games of online Scrabble, I took the dog outside in the rain and we hunted for crickets, I had a snack, I changed my bed and a made dinner. And now it is all of 6:43 and I cannot STAND this.
My husband sits here like this all day. And he yawns all day and he sighs and he sits.
I can't do it. It drives me CRAZY. If I had to sit here like this all day every day, I think I would just rather DIE. It is mind-numbing and I HATE it.

SO that was my day. I think I will go to bed early and play another 556 games of online Scrabble. Tomorrow, I will definitely HAVE to get out. If it isn't raining, I will go play golf. If it is, I will just go into town, have a cheap ($5) lunch and wander around like a lost soul. I hate this feeling. I hate it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

By the way....

By the way......I am NOT Val.

But if I change her profile one HER blog, I lose her.
Get it?
I can't have two different profiles even though they are two different blogs for two very different individuals.

I guess I'll stay here.

Okay... I "imported" my old blog but it is still screwed up and I still don't like it.
But I will stay here using this new name SC Happy Thoughts and just keep my old blog under the other name just so I don't lose my 3,505 entries. I do NOT like the fact that my other blogs here are integrated into the same dashboard and I cannot change the profiles to match the blogs. I wanted them to be separate but apparently, I can't do that.

I would also like to figure out how to use graphics and other things that I had over on the AOL journals. But that will come I suppose. The biggest thing is I wanted my other blogs to be separate from my personal journal. That's why I put it over here and not on AOL. Once again...Oh well.

I'll give this a try but I am still NOT a happy camper.

I guess I'll stay here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Unlike others, I am not adjusting well

I an afraid that I am not adjusting well to this new venue.

I didn't like it when I was using it before which is why I put my personal journal on AOL.

Unlike others who seem to have made the change pretty seamlessly, I am not having as much luck.

I am all over the map here.

This could be the end of my online journaling.

Another Hummingbird this morning.....

Well.....I must I admit i was VERY surprised to see a hummingbird this morning.,
It is foggy and cool but he was out there trying to get something to eat.
I am so glad I left the feeders up.
I usually take them down gradually, one at a time and I actually leave one last one up until November. You never know who is going to be passing through.
I don't know if this guy is a local resident who is late in leaving or an itinerant guy on his was down from further up north. Either way, I put out fresh food for him and anyone else who may show up.
The diner is not closed yet.

Trying Not to Freak Out.

Well...after yesteday's total freak out, I am trying to stay calm and make this transition in a reasonable fashion. AOL is NOT helping things by discontinuing these journals...(Yeah like AOL doesn't make enough money already..)

SO here I am trying to be calm and reasonable and make the best of it.
I hope this works. I certainly hope AOL can make this transition and the remainder of my stuff finds its way over here.

I can say one thing.
I will NEVER trust anything long term and personal like these journals to AOL again.

I did think they were there for thier customers.
We are PAYING for this service, right?
Not enough, I guess.
Apparently I was wrong. They are their for their own bottom line.

Okay,,I am starting to rant again.
Stay calm..remember your karma.

Bye bye.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trying to figure this out.

this sucks, I cannot tell you HOW MUCH.

Well....I Hate this

Well this totally SUCKS but I suppose I better get used to it.
I hate AOL for doing this.
This is awful and I don't understand why they are changing this after so many people have had journals for soooooo long.