Saturday, May 30, 2009
I have a new grandbaby - born to Gilbert Girl - a boy - 8 pounds 10 ounces, 21" long, born Thursday, May 28th. Mom and baby are doing great. No time to blog, but will do so later. Right now I am a very thankful Grandma that he is here - healthy and beautiful! Sorry, I don't post real names so won't post his name here.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Amber and I have been going to garage sales and Goodwill the past few weeks. We've found some good stuff. :0) I buy mostly used books, but I also like to look for clothes for costumes or just stuff that catches my eye. One of the books I bought was called THE LITTLE BIG BOOK OF LIFE. It has some absolutely beautiful pictures in it that look like paintings or drawings and has stories, quotes, poems, words to songs, college graduation talks, and comedy routines about life in it. As a tribute to our garage sale expeditions, I'm posting part of this routine by George Carlin about "Stuff":
...So stuff is important. You gotta take care of your stuff. You gotta have a place for your stuff. Everybody's gotta have a place for their stuff. That's what life is all about, tryin' to find a place for your stuff! That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time.
...So when you get right down to it, your house is nothing more than a place to keep your stuff...while you go out and get...more stuff. 'Cause that's what this country is all about. Tryin' to get more stuff. Stuff you don't want, stuff you don't need, stuff that's poorly made, stuff that's overpriced. Even stuff you can't afford! Gotta keep on gettin' more stuff. Otherwise someone else might wind up with more stuff. Can't let that happen. Gotta have the most stuff.
So you keep gettin' more and more stuff, and puttin' it in different places. In the closets, in the attic, in the basement, in the garage...So now you got a houseful of stuff. And, even though you might like your house, you gotta move. Gotta get a bigger house. Why? Too much stuff....
Friday, May 15, 2009
Since I've been away for 5 months, I've really missed my home. Now that I'm here, I have this desire to clean, throw out junk and redecorate inside, and do some landsaping outside. In the past couple of years, we've put up a new fence/wall in our backyard, and pulled out some horrible bushes. In place of those bushes I want to do a rock garden. I don't want anyone to do this for me, I want the pleasure of doing it myself. Here's some pictures to give you an idea:
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
People send me lots of spam emails. Most of the time I don't forward them along. Even if I get one that has the warning that if I don't forward it something bad will happen to me. But every once in a while I get an email that is interesting so I go ahead and forward it. Every time I have forwarded an email, someone has sent me an email back saying that whatever that email was about, was a hoax. Just recently someone sent me an email about how Mars was going to be closer to the earth than ever before and it was going to be able to be seen in the night sky. I was so excited because I like astronomy and when I took the newspaper would always read the "Night Sky" section to see what to look for. About an hour after I sent that email, I got an email back from an astronomy teacher saying it was a hoax. So THAT'S IT! I just want everyone to know here and now that from henceforth, I will no longer forward emails. So you can send me all the emails you want, but know this: The EMAIL stops here! I don't care if something bad happens to me, or I break the chain, or whatever. Oh and by the way: all you people who are spending so much time looking up every email you get to see if it's a hoax - go do something else with your life!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Okay Amber, here are the jump rope songs I remember:
APPLES ON A STICK -
Apples on a stick make me sick
Make my stomach go two-forty-six
Not because I'm dirty, Not because I'm clean
Just because I kissed a boy behind the magazines
Girls, girls, have some fun
Here comes __________ (name of girl jumping rope) with a mini skirt on
She can wibble, she can wobble, she can do the splits
But I betcha five bucks she can't do this:
(Girl jumping has to do the following:)
Close her eyes and count to ten:
1,2,3,4, (and so on until she either misses or counts to ten)
(If she gets to ten then she runs out of the jump rope)
Cinderella dressed in yella (yellow)
Went upstairs to kiss her fella
Made a mistake, kissed a snake
How many doctor's did it take?
1,2,3,4, (and so on until she misses)
TEDDY BEAR - (jumper does all the actions
while she is jumping)
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear shine your shoes
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear read the news
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear go upstairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say your prayers,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn out the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear spell good-night
A, MY NAME IS ALICE -
(This song is best for lots of jumpers - quite
popular on the school playground. After each letter
the jumper runs out and the next jumper runs in.
Continues through the alphabet)
A, my name is Alice and my husband's name is Al
We come from Alabama and we bring back Apples.
B, my name is Betty and my husband's name is Bill
We come from Boston and we bring back Beans
(and so on....)
JOHNNY GOT A LICKIN' -
Down by the river, down by the sea
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me
I told Ma, Ma told Pa
Johnny got a lickin' so ha, ha, ha
How many lickin's did he get?
1,2,3,4,5, (and so on...)
DOWN BY THE RIVER
Down by the river where the green grass grows
There sat ______(name of jumper) as sweet as a rose
She sang, she sang, she sang so sweet
Along came ________ (name of boy jumper likes)and kissed her on the cheek
How many kisses did she get?
1,2,3,4, (and so on.....)
(This song, I only knew parts of, but I
found the whole thing online)
Miss Suzy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Suzy went to heaven
The steamboat went to
Please give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I'll kick you from
Behind the refrigerator there was a piece of glass
Miss Suzy sat upon it and cut her little
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom zipping up their
Flies are in the meadow
The bees are in the park
Miss Suzy and her boyfriend are kissing in the
Dark is like a movie
A movie's like a show
A show is like a TV screen
And that is all I know
MISS LUCY HAD A BABY -
Miss Lucy had a baby
And she named him Tiny Tim.
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn't go down his throat.
Miss Lucy called the doctor,
Miss Lucy called the nurse.
Miss Lucy called the lady with the alligator purse.
Thanks to GOOGLE for "helping" me remember some of these songs. :0)