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Monday, January 30, 2012


Today HB and I went to look at new cars.  My car is 10 years old this year.  It's still a good car, but it needs to be a second car, not the one we use every day.  It's tired. We decided to get a 2012 model because we keep our cars FOREVER. When we bought my Mountaineer it had several really cool  bonus items.....heated seats, a beeping sound when something came close to the back of the car, and a moon roof.  Oh yeah, and the rear door lifted up from the bottom and covered you while you were loading your groceries.  It was the bomb!.......or so I thought then.
Today we purchased a car that is smarter than both of us put together.  You talk to it and it does stuff!  I mean, come on, it's a car.  I can tell it to call people, or play the music I want to hear.  The rear door opens with the push of a button.  The car tells me when there is slow traffic ahead.  It starts itself when I push a button.....from OUTSIDE the car! Really it boggles the mind!  It will take me at least a month to read through the manual.  Remembering what I read will require intense note taking. I'm old. Memory is not one of my strengths.
There is even a class given for buyers so they can understand their cars.  Does anyone besides me think that this is just a wee bit scary? don't need a key to start this car.  You just need the key on your body.  Tonight HB and I stopped by Panera on the way home from getting said car.  We went in to get carry out. (Seriously, that sentence itself it freaking me out...going in, to carry out??)  HB decided he would wait until he got inside the car to start it.  Once inside he pushed the start button......nothing happened.  He pushed it again........nothing.  So he messes around with more bells and whistles which resulted in some iTunes, a phone call, numerous lights coming on and going off, a very warm seat, but still no engine noise.   He put the car in reverse anyway and it went.....nowhere.  Finally he got the driver's manual from the middle seat and I began to read it to him.  After two readings of Basic How to Start Your Car 101 we realized that you had to push the brake as you pushed the start button.......a ha!   See, two brains and we still couldn't start our own car.....the future isn't looking good for us is it?

Saturday, January 21, 2012


My sister says I do not add new posts enough to keep this blog thing going.  She's probably right, but here's the thing.  Who cares that I have a 5/8 inch build up of dust on all the furniture in my house, that my beadmaking mojo seems to have taken a permanent leave of absence (without permission, I might add) or that ALL of the drawers in my house have suddenly become junk drawers.  Seriously who out there in blog reader blogdom cares about this ?  I live it, and at this point I don't even care :)

I blame part of the cleaning problem on my knees and back, which is a good excuse considering I have had multiple spinal fusions and a knee replacement, but only for things that require my attention sitting or kneeling on the floor.  This covers baseboards, and storage containers under the beds, but little else that I can think of right now.  I was hoping I could come up with so much more.

Dusting?  I hate dusting.  It's never ending.  If you clean out a drawer and are diligent about keeping it in order, it stays that way.  I have no control over dust.  I remove it, it comes back.  It's like it's taunting me.  I choose to ignore it.

On to bead mojo.  I have no answers to where it went, so now I am knitting.  I have ideas of beads to make, but so far few of them have been successful.  I'm not giving up, just taking the time to clean my studio, think about beads.  Hopefully Miss Mojo will return and we will make some beautiful beads.

Okay, I have a new approach to this cleaning thing.  Today I will clean and purge two drawers.  I will do this every day until they are all done.  Dust, you just keep on keeping on.  I do not see you.  This is my world people, kind of boring isn't it?  :)  But hey, I wrote a blog entry.  Yay me ! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This weekend my son and his wife sold their house in Atlanta.  Hooray !!!  That means three little munchkins will now live in the same city as their ecstatic grandparents!  HB and I have always wanted to live closer to our grandchildren.  The oldest one lives in St. Louis and the other 3 are in Atlanta.  Our wish finally came true!  Our son started his own company and took a project in Ky.  Of course I realize this is going to mean a whole new life style for me.  I'm a night owl and since retirement I often work in my studio until 3am.  I can sleep late because there are no children here.  This would change drastically when our daughter in law needs help with the kids.  She works too,  doing PR, free lance.  That will be okay though.  Looking into the faces of those three little people just makes me smile.  I can't wait to be a regular part of their lives!  I'm feeling like a lucky, lucky person today! My mojo can just stay on hiatus!

Monday, January 9, 2012


 Since my beadmaking skills seems to have taken a hiatus I have taken up a new interest.  I learned to knit when I was a teenager, but stopped a long time ago.  This winter I decided to try it again.  It happened when I found Noro yarns, which are multi colored and make the most simple object look amazing.   This is a scarf I'm making for myself.  It fulfills my need for color and and keeping my hands busy.  It's almost 6 feet long. I was surprised at how quickly I could pick up my knitting skills, but I still have bead block and it is driving me crazy.   I've tried everything, getting out pictures of old beads and remaking them, looking at beads I like and attempting to put my own twist on them,  restricting myself to just a couple of colors.  trying tutorials.  I'm just stuck. So I knit, and knit.......and knit, but my heart wants to make beads.....good beads, pretty beads.....oh sweet mojo, please come back.