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Monday, July 28, 2008

Deal or No Deal




Ok, here's the deal. I get home from work around 6;30pm. I stopped to
buy new bras and panties. Yes, I have been a 34 B my whole life, but
they just did not seem to be fitting just right. So, I stopped at Walmart to pick up a few bras in 34 C just to see. DAMN IT they fit just right. So my daughter says" You got new under ware." Well YES!!!! ( Husband is very happy, a boob job FREE!!!)

So she decides it is time to play " What Not To Ware"!!@!!
She goes thru my closet like there is no tomorrow. YOU CAN"T Ware this, To young, to old, To short, To what ever. Shoulder pads are a big NO!

By the time she got done removing belts, shoes, clothes, and what evers, I'll be lucky to have a brown trash bag to wear to work tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

PS. When she headed for the vintage Versace Gowns, I drew the line!!!!

So I will not be visiting with any of my blogging friends tonight. She wore me out!!!!!!!!!!And it is going to cost me a fortune at retail. I am not allowed any where near my favorite store!!!!!!!!!!! HELPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!! I had NO idea I was so out of style!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dog Days of Summer





Life is slowly coming back to normal around here. There are the sad
moments, and the happy ones. Death is not easy, one must let go and
remember the wonderful times.

Saturday Connie and I decided we
needed to escape from all that has been going on in our lives. So off
we headed. There was only really 5 or 6 sales. We hit them, and I
bought a new rug for the dining room. Much like the one I had, but
these colors are more vibrant.

When I returned home from saling,
my husband asked me to run to Lancaster with him. The dog needs a new
dog house. So I agreed, but only if we could sale on the way. He
grinned, and off we went.

I found three really nice items. Napco Alice In Wonderland from 1956. A wonderful Italian dish, NO CRACKS!!! Not even the flower petals. Also a bird.??? What am I going to do with that bird. Guess I will have to look for some more bird cages.

When
we returned home with new dog house, I decided to use an old school
desk ( had been re-paired so many times, no real value left) that I
made the dog a dinner table all of his own. Came out pretty nicely.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Week from @#$%^&*()_



It has been a week. Heart ache, family trauma, and contractors. True I
do not know what was worse. Well you do know. Having to say good bye to
a child is the worst thing possible. But,his Mother did us so proud. I
hope I never have to show the strength that she did. I will miss my
nephew with all my heart and soul. But, I can not even begin to imagine
the hurt that my sister- in -law is going thru. We are suppose to go first, not the children.

I
want to Thank all of you, for the wonderful and kind words. Please do
me one more favor and say another prayer for my nephew. All angels need
to know that their words are being heard. And Please if you have
driving age children, I know they do not want to hear this, But please
make sure to tell them you love them, even if they are not the driver.
Some how the driver is never hurt. It is always the passengers.

I
thought I would share on an upbeat, that the front of the house is
finally done. New sidewalk, old overgrown plants, trees, and whateve
rs re-moved. New door and the portico. Now, pizza can be delivered at
the front door, and guests do not need to come in the garage.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Angels Among Us

Last night, while four teenagers with not a care in the world, and not realizing how valuable their lives are, went joy riding in a convertible. As God looked down from Heaven. He knew what was going to happen, and He let it.

He had to teach 3 teenagers, families and their friends the meaning of LIFE. How lucky and needed they are .

The other family He needed to teach the meaning of Life, and how to live with an angel. You see the angel will teach the other three teenagers, and everyone else how important life is.

So you all will please excuse me for a few days, while my family learns what it means to have an Angel in our lives, as we prepare to let go of my 16yr. nephew.


Dona

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Company Sales










Got ya didn't I? You thought this was going to be about selling and profits? Not today.
Connie and I headed out at the usual
time this morning. There have not been any good sales lately, being
July after all. Most people are on summer vacation. But today there
were a few., and we hit them all.I bought today for me.I
found a box full of bric a brack, trim, glue sticks, artists paintbrushes and so on. Also found a wonderful brass candelabra
(heavy as all get out),a little brass table, and a wonderful lot of
pen& pencil drawings from one of our local artists in the area.
Dennis Minch . He is from and lives in the Kennett area, I have met him
several times and he has given me some beautiful art work. So you just
know I was pleased to have found these drawings, all of the West
Chester and Kennett PA area,all signed and dated in the 1960's.

Now onto the Company, they will be
here at 3pm for a cookout. So, I have to get back to cleaning the
bathrooms. Have a great weekend! Dona

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thank You !!!





I want to Thank everyone who sent words of " Sorry for the damage
caused", but I want to let you all know, the air conditioning people
are taking full responsibility for damages caused and the replacement of
the units. Thank God! I also want to tell you all a funny story. I
don't care how old children are. They say the darndest things.

Like the insurance lady comes to access the damage to the our house. My 20 year old soon to be 21 says's "Come in." Well, the lady does. My daughter is holding our rabbit
( my son brought home 3 girl friends ago and we are now taking care of)with
the dog at her feet. And the lady looks into the library and sees the
antique bird cages ( with fake birds in them ) and says" My, you have a lot of animals. Don't you?"

My kid replies, " No. just two, the birds are not real. That's just my Mom's style. Not mine."


LOL Got to Lov Them Kids!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

The New Bathroom






We bought our house 5 years ago. It is a Federal Colonial. The house it
self was built in 1986. Not that old, I know. How ever the house was
maintained enough by previous owners to keep a roof over their heads
and not much else. The gardens were overflowing with all kinds of
plants. Beautiful, but never maintained, even thu they had been professionally done. Oh well, that to is a another story I will share when we get to the outside.

The
master bedroom and bath had been re-modeled to help sell the house, and
we fell in love with it. However, the second bath had never been
touched since the house was built. So we decided after many complaints
from the daughter that it was time to tackle the bath. It had the
original everything from the 1980's blue toilet, sink, tub, and old
blue flowered wall paper. A room that you truly kept the door shut, and guests were encouraged to use the master bath.

So the bath was finally done 3 weeks ago. My daughter designed
everything in it. It came out wonderfully, and she was so excited, that
we even replaced the old yucky carpet in the hall way to compliment her
new bath,

THEN, disaster struck over The 4th. You all know we
have been fighting with the brand new air conditioning system that had
to be replaced last August (not even a year old is it) The attic
handler
just repaired last week,decided to act up, and it took out the closet
in the hallway that butts up against the new bath. Water ran thru
the ceiling down the walls and under, into, and everywhere else it
could go. Needless to say, we may have to rip out the new bath, and defiantly the floor has to go. My poor daughter is devastated, but all of this will get fixed. All is replaceable and no one was hurt.