Ok so we have these two lights…the intersections are close together but separate... and both one way. At one side there is a sign that says “Press button and wait to cross” and the other….green man! I have no idea why there are two different signs and I love funny signs. Every time I sit at the light I think I should get a shot of the sign and every time I get set up it’s too late! I always think someday I will stop get out and take a photo! Today we were out and on the way home I had the camera on and in my lap, not to get this shot, I didn’t even think I could see the sign from the direction we were going but I was wrong! I had to be quick as they are lights! But first shot… zoom zoom! And snap! Then another shot just to be on the safe side if one is blurry! That is so irritating! But when I get blurry shots now I just try to process them in a way it doesn’t matter if they are clear or not!
Anyway…When snapping the second shot I didn’t see this man running into the picture! It was hard to find the sign again; I was zoomed in a lot! …and if I had sat there all day I would never have got a green man to pass by!
… Then did the green man arrive!
If anyone has funny signs let me know I love them! The only other funny pic I have says “Humps for 850 Yards” Hey I think its funny! There is another funny one near us about a fine of some sort I can’t remember it though… and I also never can get the shot either!
I had an idea for today but was too lazy to do it! I started it and I could tell it would require more than I am willing to give today on the tedious front! So I took a pic of the lamp I was going to use in the failed project I thought I would try a less tedious method and with luck I would get a similar effect… (What am I on about?!)
Ok… so… yeah. I was going to crochet a bag to match my hat! But I don’t have any material to make a liner for it sooooo…. I thought I would recycle this clear printed plastic bag and use it for the liner. I dug it out of the far reaches! The cat has NEVER left the bag! Michael said I should make something for the bedroom out of… not for the bedroom! :~P something bra-like! ;~) If you get my drift! But! I don’t think I'm going to get the chance to do anything with it! I can’t get it away from the cat! If he’s not sleeping in it, then he’s playing and chewing on it! Freak! Freak!
I had physio today… last time she nearly killed me! It hurt for days! Today she electrocuted me instead! It was cool! I used to love it when they did the same when I had acupuncture! I always thought they look like tiny jumper cables!
Maybe another day I will get to finish one of these projects!
Tomorrow Comes Tomorrow… :~)
Thank you all for your amazing feed back! You all made my day! Really! Thank you all so very much I am touched by your… I think your all just great! and hummm Thank you!
Not a big day today for Flickr again…. Tomorrow I'm catching up!
My day…. Doctor
They told me first thing I was in the wrong day! Seriously! I asked 4 times about what time and day my appointment was and we put it in the phone to remind us the night before…. But nooooooooooo they said I missed it! But! They let me in anyway, and fast… I bet I only waited 10 or 15 minutes! It must have been some record time! I have never waited under an hour to see the dr!
He’s examining me… and I smell oranges… very strong! So I said to him… “You ate an orange earlier!” lol! My my my doctor (I was going into a song there for a minute! Glad we got out of that one!) My doctor thinks I'm totally crazy! I wonder why! ;~)
Anyway then he says to me…. (He gets me back good here!) “I'm only eating oranges today, I have a fever! “Just my luck! Even the doctor is sick! At this point if he sneezes and fails to use a tissue really there is no going back on what I might be capable of doing! :~)
Headlines… local doctor hospitalized after being assaulted by a mad patient with a box of tissue!
Anyway he then says to me I don’t know where I got it! To which I reply… it wouldn’t be all the sick people here would it?
That’s it! Have to go Friday to see Dracula! For blood!!!! Blood!!!! BLOOD!!!!
How does all of this go with this photo you might be asking yourself…. I just looked and asked myself the very same question!
This is the view out the window tonight…mirror tricks ;~) I don’t know what it looks like where you live but where I live we have had a heavy fog blanket of misty gray really really weird looking stuff over us all day… is it just me or do you think that is some really freaky stuff? Some reading of radiation… scary shit! Even holy fuck! ;~P
Ok I know I'm asking a lot since I haven’t even been on Flickr much in days now…. But! I’ll pay you all back I promise! And I really am sorry I am slow at commenting and if I have missed someone :~( I'm sorry! I have to go to the dr. tomorrow and tell him I'm cold all the time! Seriously! He’s most likely going to tell me to some shit I could find on the net and then tell me he can’t do anything! That’s what usually happens anyway! Unless he’s been to some magic dr. seminar that makes doctors realize that they real people just like me… I'm pretty sure that’s how it will go!
No… not really well kind of but I'm sure he will want to take blood and do all that kind of thing! So… it will be so much fun though! To sit in that tiny air tight waiting room full of children sneezing and people coughing everywhere and……………. Will any ONE of them use a tissue????? No! I doubt it! Oh well…
Anyway… what do I want? Well you always read about me…. and may I say thank you! With a lovely warm hug too! Thank you!
So I would like to know something about you? A story of something funny or sad or anything you are willing to give to me. Whatever you are, is what I'm hoping for here! If that means just a joke… well, if that’s you! I’ll take it! I got this idea because I learned something about someone on Flickr today… Jenn that’s you! And if you haven’t got an email from me yet you will soon! :~)
I know it’s a weird one today but hey why not! And if you would like to be public with your “What” that’s great but if you rather email that’s fine or even leave it here on the blog! And if you don’t… well hey that’s fine too! :~)
Anyway my fingers are like ice! Can’t even crochet… have to sit here up to my eyes in blanket! I think I will have to get gloves to type with! Or at least try… I am being held captive by cold! Burrrrrr! :~)
Btw…. I DO NOT like my new mouse! I miss Dino-mouse :~( this thing is a bastard! It knew I typed something bad anout it because it stopped working just then! Seriously! ..... not working now either! Uggh! Blah! Arggg
Always The Same
It’s always the same every year… I never get my grandmothers birthday right. She is my mother’s mother and the only grandparent I have left. I feel like such an idiot but after 37 years of getting it wrong I'm getting used to it! A birthday to my grandparents on my mom’s side was never any big deal… it was maybe a card with 5 or 10 dollars in it and from me, would be a card I had made or later bought that just said happy birthday. No cake no song just a card. So I guess that’s part of why I don’t remember the right days for them… I have no idea of my grandpa’s birthday… none!
Anyway yesterday was her birthday… I call her Grandmama. When I was younger we had a joke…. She would call me “sugar foot” lol so funny to think about! So I started to call her grandmamma-foot! She gave me this card for whatever year birthday it was and this particular one is signed grandmamma-foot!
87… that’s how old she is! Unfortunately I don’t get to talk to her… she and my mom live together so no mom, no grandmamma… :~( that’s the way it is… I don’t like it and it’s not fair and if I want to talk to grandmamma and not my mom I should be able to! But…. That’s not how it is… life is such.
She is very funny and she and I had some really funny times together… she showed my river dance! We watched together and talked! She made the most amazing brown sugar cookies! She has a brilliant sense of humour! She is a strong woman and I don’t know how some things in her life she made it through… but she did! She is the most patient person I have even known. I know that she knows that I would be wishing her a Happy Birthday one day late as usual!
I have taken a photo of this necklace before but I don’t think I have anything else that belongs to her! So it will have to do! The card she gave me and the cat paw is obligatory!
Hummm It’s late for me to get my photo up… I two shots today that’s it :~( I have a list of great ideas and all I can manage today is a weird building where we live. I have no idea what it for but I always want to get a shot of it and never have the time… there is a light there and always cars beside of where you stop. But! Today I had my camera! And some lovely person pressed the cross walk button! Usually it’s some bustard that just walks by and hits the button and takes a good long look at all the cars as we all stop for NOTHING except because they are some weirdo that gets a big kick from all the power they have! Ohhhhhh “I can stop traffic!” Don’t you just hate that! (I don’t mind if it’s a kid, really! as long as mom or dad are not watching with great pride!)
Anyway today is about nothing if you haven’t guessed already! My mojo is a bit low I need to have a vision! Saturday night… I would say I have a pretty good chance of it! Whit a bit of luck! ;~)
Have a good weekend and a great night if its night were you are that is!
The photo has nothing at all to do with this photo but I like the pic and wanted to use it! I take too many photos with my cell phone from the car while driving (I know I shouldn’t do that!) I love the shadow of Annie!
This is a true story…
When I was a kid I had to stay by myself a lot. My mom lived in another house and I lived with my dad that was a truck driver and gone most of the time… it wasn’t too bad as my grandparents were only about 2 miles away if I needed anything I could ring them. Not too much though or I would get in trouble with my mom! My mom by the way is crazy! I guess she is bipolar or something like that but never got any help or wanted it, but trust me when I say she is crazy. I'm not being mean but she is crazy! I don’t talk to my mom or my dad either… for different reasons. I don’t have any problem with that… my parents were really my grandparents! That makes me happy!
Anyway I ramble…
When I was about 11 or 12 I was staying at the trailer… I had probably been there a 2 or 3 nights and days on my own… I would go to my grandparents some days in the summer but my mom didn’t let my stay all night very often. Even though she was living somewhere else I still was supposed to do what she said!
So this day I was home about 10:30 in the morning… I was in bed watching TV something very intellectual like the munsters or something! And the dogs started to bark. We had three dogs… Rosy, Smokey, and Big Puppy (I know I was really bad with animal names as a child!) and they were barking… now when I say we lived in the country it wasn’t like 10 miles to the next neighbour or anything but it wasn’t in walking distance of anything…
So they barked and barked and I could hear a car outside in the drive way. The car engine stopped and I had no idea who it was. It wasn’t anyone I knew the way the dogs barked. With great caution and sure not to move the curtains I tried to have a look… a pickup truck… that I would later describe to a sheriff that was going to be as bad as the person in the truck… but no one was in it! Then… knock knock knock!!! I was frozen… I didn’t know this truck and I didn’t know this person and no one ever knocks on your door in the country! If someone did they would yell at you “hey are you home?”
Then KNOCK!!!! Pound pound!! Thundering! But no one calling out… all I could do was wait till they left. I couldn’t say hello and let them know I was in there alone I didn’t know them. I didn’t know what else to do but wait… they stopped knocking finally and I looked out the window… a short man getting into his truck… whew!
I figured he was leaving but a couple of minutes later I realized it was still quiet and thought he must have been gone by now! I looked out expecting to see nothing but saw the truck still there and no short man! I was horrified! About the time it took to register in my head and be horrified I heard something… banging... loud! My dad left a gun well a rifle at the house with me”in case I ever needed it”
I needed it!
I grabbed it on the way to my dad’s room where I heard the pounding, it was in a hiding place and took a few seconds to get to. I got to it and knew what to do… pull this back and get one round in the barrel… done.
I turned the corner into my dad’s room rifle in hand pointed straight ahead and started screaming “get out! Get out!” as loud as I could! He was most of the way in the house… time was slow motion for sure here! I swear it felt like forever! Even my memory is in slow motion!
He was most of the way in the house and looked up at me with what I have to say is probably the single most surprised look on a person’s face I will ever see! He had NO idea I was there! And was not intending on staying any longer! I don’t blame him! A crazed 11 year old with a gun doesn’t sound to appealing to me either!
I can remember he looked at me and I was looking at him and oh fuck was it just totally the scariest thing ever for just a second! I didn’t know what he was going to do? Would he run or would he lunge at me… I didn’t know how much in the house he was! So for a second…. It was insane!
Then…. Out the window he went! He must have jumped over the two fences that separated him from the get away truck like Nijinsky! Short he was and also very fast! By the time I walked from my dad’s room to my room where the window was to look out… all there was was dust in the wind! He was in his truck and out of the drive way and he wasn’t looking back!
I called the sheriff, we were county not city. No 911 then.
A car was sent…
I have to go back a tiny bit here…. My grandparents two miles away had not hung the phone up right! I had tried an emergency break through but no luck… off the hook it was! What luck was that? So I had no way to get in touch with them.
The car… arrived in no hurry and wouldn’t even bother to get out of the car… he sat in his car and honked. Remember I had called them to report a break-in and I said I was 11 or 12 and home alone! He honked till I came out of the house… I took the rifle with me I was really mad at him and really scared still too! He was some bastard! Asked me what happened you know whatever they have to write down and report… all from the comfort of his car! Just before he left he did get out once and look at the window the guy had pried open but! It was so bad that I told about the phone and my grandparents and told him where they lived… I asked him to take me to their house that I didn’t want to stay in the house alone. He wouldn’t take me… instead he said he would stop at the house and tell them to come and get me… he did and I was surprised…
Forgot to add one last thing... When my dad got home and we had a look at the window and all... My dad also found one single ripped button on the floor in his room just inside the window... Close call!
I took a few other pics today around the house most and didn’t really have an idea for today’s pic… I had taken this when we came home from the shop…. The sunshine looked so warm and I love moss! I didn’t think much of the pic till I was going through them and when I saw it I knew this was “the one” :~)
This is on the edge of an old table of some sort left here by previous occupants! I use it for gardening but I don’t think it has too many more summers left in it to be honest!
Life is amazing….
This one lone little thing sprouting up among the moss… on a table that’s being slowly reclaimed by mother earth with a sun that’s about 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles away… The sun is shining down on so many things right now. No matter where I am or you are it is shining somewhere. Weird to think about sometimes I think! Amazing to think… there are people somewhere on this planet that live in a tribe, right now! It’s happening to them! And some place else… a busy city, where there are so many people and life is so busy… others maybe in a place that has had a tragedy… maybe a tsunami or an earthquake… or maybe even a war… I don’t know how some people live the life they have to wake up to every day. The human spirit is pretty amazing! I also guess many don’t have any other choice.
I always feel really small when I start to think how big the world is! And how different it is everywhere! We really do all live in our own world! 6 billion of them and all different!
Right now….. Watching I want to break free video! I LOVE it!!!!! Brilliant! The best part has to be the black bra straps! Lol! :~)
One last thing.... I miss Dino
Yes Another One…
Yes it’s another hat! I know its four now in the last week… I like this one the best though! I’ll make either a bag or a scarf to match it but don’t know which one? What do you think? Bag or scarf…
It’s trickier than you might think to crochet… especially since I have really sweaty hands and feet… the feet don’t interfere with the crocheting too much! Hyperhidrosis it’s called… who would have thought they have a name for it now. When I was younger the doctor tried this spray and cream stuff that I had to leave on my hands all night in gloves! Talk about insanity! The doc said the only thing to fix it was a surgery to cut some nerve on the back of the neck (I swear I'm not making this up!) When I was little it was awful to have sweaty hands… my papers at school would be wet and the other kids would make fun of me…. I'm long since over all that but I have to say it’s still irritating how they sweat. Not like when I was a kid but practically in life it’s irritating!
Anyway I don’t know how we started talking about it but Michael looked t up and found it has a name! lol! Hyper whatever it was up there! And it seems to be pretty easy to cure! Some laser thingy or something! We will check into it more but cool! Would be nice to have dry hands all the time!
I bet you would never think of what trouble you might have if you had sweaty hands and feet….
Tape- you can’t tell which side is sticky if your hands are sweating!
Hair-cant run my fingers through it… it sticks!
Hair 2- cat…. Really do I need to tell you about cat hair anyway?
Tickets for parking machines- they don’t work when they are wet!
Writing with a marker- you can just imagine how it goes everywhere…. Not a pretty sight!
Anyway thanks Michael for the info and your great! (I won’t tell anyone though!) :~P
Last thing…. My new fun and funky crochet hook! I would love to have the ones my grandma had but I don’t! So I have to find my own! This is the first cool one I have bought! All the others are gray plastic with no personality! This one has personality! I'm thinking of giving it a name! Any ideas?
Today I bought one of those things you put down so you won’t slip in the shower! Yippee! I never thought of getting one till I told you guys last or whenever it was about the shower and how it’s like an ice rink! I was concerned with the matter that it may have been so bad because of my foot slime or something but! It is not! Well maybe about 5% but no more than that! I'm happy with 5% foot slime! :~)
Michael saw this and said there’s your shot! I was in total agreement!
We took it outside and held it everywhere! Lol! Then in the house and the same! So if I were you I would expect some more shots featuring the floor matt!
It was a great shower and even better I had my own person back washer! Michael washed me like I was a window! (He was my front washer too!) I expect now I have a great shine to me! :~)
It was beautiful today too! The sun was shining and if felt like spring!
Oh the only other thing is I have a new mouse! I use a mouse with my laptop… it was a really really old mouse! The USB or whatever it’s called that plugs the mouse into the pc was huge! And the mouse! It must have weighed 5 pounds! I swear! We are going to keep it and if we ever have an intruder we can throw it at them! If it makes contact at all… Victory! Now I keep man handling my new mouse! I feel like such a perv! I'm grabbing the thing and almost flinging it across the room! I'm not used to these new little delicate things! I feel like I'm going to snap it into! The wheel is good on it though!
Why is it they, whoever they are… why do they make things like my new mouse black! All black… not even a tiny bit of red or anything! The only hope I have when I lose the mouse now is the red light on the bottom! And that’s only if it’s upside down! The remote for our DVD is exactly the same! Why don’t companies make remotes bright colours?! Or glow in the dark or something! Anything!!!!!! In fact I would go so far as to say if some totally important remote control designer is reading this right now… you can have my idea! Free of charge! If you just do it!
One last thing… if you should look out your window and see a black mouse flying across the sky… you will know it was me! Maybe I could paint it hot pink and weigh it down with something! :~)
I have decided to do a Project 365! Here is just a bit of info behind every pic.
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