Friday, January 30, 2009
Got up this morning and walked into the kitchen and saw this dark, black line going all the way from the family room, across the kitchen and into the laundry room. "What is that?", I was thinking as I came closer. ANTS!!!! Doing a Conga line across my floor and into GiGi's food dish. AHHHHHHHHH!!!! I give GiGi dry dog food and sometimes she doesn't finish it all. Picked up the dog dish, water bowl and dog mat that it sits on and took it all into the garage to empty into the garbage bag. Not the water dish as there weren't any ants in there...just put it in the sink. Next went and got the vacuum cleaner and proceeded to suck up all those nasty things. After that, took out the bag and put it with the trash outside. At least they made a nice little track for me to follow. We seem to always have problems with ants in the winter as there is no basement below are family room...just a concrete slab over sand....an ants favorite place. Hate getting any type of exterminator out here because of the dog and because our basement is loaded with junk! I'm telling you...I don't need these problems!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Well, here we go again with some more snow. Can't complain as it is winter. Finally cleaned the ceiling above the stove this morning. Boy...dirty. Kept looking at it and saying I was going to clean it but just kept looking at it and saying I have to clean it...never doing it. Didn't have Alexis yesterday as Brandy came home sick. Guess she went back to work today as haven't heard from John so assume am watching her today. And that's about it.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday night we went to a retirement party of an old friend. It was at a bar/restaurant in Wayne so wasn't too far to travel. Only thing with having a doing at a bar is the smoke! When we came home I told Juan not to hang anything in the closet just put it all in the laundry. Boy...cigarette smoke is terrible and I used to smoke...for 30 years I huffed and puffed on those things. Stinky! Stinky! Kind of a quite day today...just worked on the above scrapbook page and vacuumed a bit in the kitchen.
And....after listening a few times to the American songs I liked...decided I didn't like them that much so deleted them and left the Latin ones. Ü
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tonight Juan and I went to eat at Palermo's Restaurant here in Canton. We haven't been there in ages....well, at least not to eat inside the restaurant. I had the cheese ravioli and Juan had jumbo shrimp. Was good! Tomorrow afternoon we go to a retirement party at a bar/restaurant located in Wayne. Starts at 4:00pm. At that time you can tell it is geared for older folks. Ü But, am kind of glad it is at that time as I'm not quite sure of the location of the place. Know the general vicinity so shouldn't be too difficult to find. Will be bringing my camera. Scrapbook page, you know. Ü
And....the songs playing are all on the top Billboard lists for this week...American and Latin. Songs up to La Derrota by Vicente Fernandez. These are the ones I like so far...still have others to listen to..to see if I likey. You should listen to them if you have the time...they are all pretty good.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
John had brought over a disk with photos he had taken while at the Auto Show with Sierra so did the above scrapbook page. Ran across the song that is playing, "Apologize" and like it! Don't know when it came out so if I'm behind the times with hearing it...oh well. I listen to latin music all the time so don't really know what's going on out there most of the time with American music. Will have to go to billboard and see what's happening now and see if I can listen to the songs. That's one of the differences between Juan and myself. He likes to relive the past with 50's and 60's music. Now, I don't mind the music just that I like what is being playing now....and he doesn't. :(
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Juan and I saw Gran Tornio tonight. Ehhhhhhh....not my favorite movie. I really didn't think it was that good...sorry Clint. Just thought of who he reminded me of in the movie....Pappy! Remember Popeye's father? His name was Pappy and he scowled all the time and you could hardly understand him. Pappy...that was Clint Eastwood in this picture. Sooooo....what else is going on???....Nothing! We go to a retirement party this Saturday and not much else. Such an exciting life.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So...we have a new president and a new beginning. Hopefully everything will go well with him and our country. It will be a nice change. Not that much going on but am too busy watching all the doings with this day so will make this short and get back when I can concentrate more.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Cold! Cold! Cold! GiGi gets her hair cut tomorrow or else I would have put her picture up top. You can't even see her eyes she is so fuzzy. It's that time of year again for Girl Scout cookies and I ordered some from a friend's daughter. This is her first year being a scout and her first cookie sale so order quite a few. There goes another 10 pounds. Haven't ventured out since it is so cold but will have to anyway. Have to go to the store to pick up some items and go to the bank. Besides...good to start the car and warm it up a bit even though it's in the garage. My Aunt Bea called me this morning just to say she is alive. She does this every time she dog sits at her daughters (my cousin) house. Guess she will be there until Sunday when Sandy gets back. Just assuming that Sandy went to Chicago to her one daughter's place....or maybe, to Pennsylvania for the other daughter. Not sure but think it would be Chicago.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So...yesterday we had a bit of snow. Weather stations were saying it would come overnight but it came during the day. Pretty. John came over yesterday and helped take down the Christmas tree...sooooo...Chirstmas is finally over at our house. Still have to go downstairs and put the ornaments away but that won't take long. Juan and I went out for breakfast today...at 4pm. Ü We both like this one restaurant by us...can't think of it's name...but they serve a really good breakfast menu and they aren't expensive. Actually it's in Plymouth but right down the road. Think it's called Zack's now but it used to be called something else...Silverman's or something like that. Anyway...pretty good.
A friend of ours called yesterday to say that his retirement party had been cancelled because of the weather. Good thing we had the bad weather because I had it written down for next Saturday...ahhhh. Would have hated to have missed it. He called back later last night and said it would be on the 24th of this month. Marked it down and now should not forget.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Finished another scrapbook page for Alex. More of Chicago. Also, did another one of just Alex and Tanya as Tanya had taken lots of photos of the two of them togeter. So, did a best friends one.
We had Alexis here again today. I bought eight new coloring books for her. Got them at Walgreens for $1.00. That's $1.00 for all eight. Pretty good. They were on sale because they are holiday related books. All are different and have activities also to do but she just likes to color.
Song playing is just because I like it. It if called "La Derrota" (The Defeat) and is sung by mi Alejandro's father, Vicente Fernandez. Love the Mexican yell at the beginning and later in the middle of the song. Aye...yi...yi....ha! ha! ha! He is also a very popular singer in Mexico and is called "El Rey"...which means "The King". Sings ranchero music. Love it!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Alex and Tanya went to Chicago this past week-end. Think they found out that winter is not the time to visit, though I think they had a good time. Did the above scrapbook page and will be doing one more. Had to go out and buy some fooooood today and forgot to take my coupons. ahhhhh Not as cold as I thought it would be outside. Inside...our Christmas tree is still up. Will stay up until Alex can come and help take it down. Ü Since she is the one who put it up we aren't sure on how it comes down.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Listen....Juan and I saw a movie last night that was GREAT!!! "Slumdog Millionaire". If you get a chance go and SEE THIS MOVIE!!! A terrific movie worth seeing. It is set in India with an India not many of us have seen. The story goes...."Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai (used to be called Bombay), is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how is it he knows all the answers?" Highly recommend!!!
And on another note...still taking down Christmas stuff though not very hurriedly...hehehe. All the ornaments off the tree now just have to load them in the laundry basket and take them downstairs to put away. Think we will wait for Alex to come and help take the tree down. Ü
That's it......GO SEE THAT MOVIE!....and don't be put off by the music now playing from the picture....it plays at the very end when the credits are rolling.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Well...2009 is here. Have to get used to typing in the 9...my finger kind of goes automatically to the eight. Anyway...guess what is coming back to our PBS station. You should know by what is playing. Yup...The Electric Company! Can't remember if it will be on the 15th or the 23rd of this month...but, this month it will start. Just looked it up and it will start on Friday, January 23rd at 4:30 pm. It will be new and not the old shows but I used to love that show. Suppose to teach children of ages 7-10 how to read and it certainly did! But, Alex and John learned how to read from that show...and at one and two years of age. So will look forward to seeing what it is all about now. Morgan Freeman was on the show as Easy Reader. Didn't even know he had a name on the show. It ran from 1971-1977 but had reruns through 1985. Caaaa.....at.....CAT. Ü
Did the above scrapbook page of John and all when they were here to get some tacos on new year's eve. Yesterday started taking down the Christmas decorations. Still have lots to put away since we put up the Christmas village this year.