Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Art Quilt of Hawaii

A Nice art quilt 48x66 depicting my clients son and grand daughters trip to Hawaii. front/back.
A great deal of ditching, outlining and various fills. It turned out well and doesn't overpower the piecers artwork at all. The silhouettes are actual pictures of the kids. Difficult to view quilting as monopoly is on top with sew fine blue (threads) on the back.
On a personal note.... you gotta know this wasnt easy for me:( I changed the channel so many times that I had this quilt pretending to be a lake in Utah watching catfish jump!
(Aint easy being me?)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Babystep Roadtrip

I wont tell ya I'm a bit nervous about a mini roadtrip away from home. I am venturing out, and I feel funny to put it mildly. I'll be back in a few days.Dont let anything happen to anyone while I'm gone. Cause thats how it feels... scary. But I will go anyway. I loaded the car, put in a new Billy Joel CD, charged the camera battery, called my sis and told her to wait for me at the corner of Hollywood & Vine:)

Walt has a chicken to munch on, and his protein shakes. I told Rudy and Ginger to pinch hit for me:)

You guys be good too....................See ya Thursday:)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Plans, & Marvelous Monday!

You thought I was Joshin you? Nope... I'm making plans, A, B, C, And maybe D.... Wanna talk about them? You wont be reminding me and nagging me will you? ( I felt a warm breeze, what was that?)
I need some things to focus on besides my situation.(s) I am making plans of attack..........
I E-vited a few friends for a Stitch & Bitch Week end, I'll cook, they will bitch, we will accomplish much. In fact, I think I might make this a monthly THANG. 3 or 4 at a time, I should have a ball!
I decided to drive down to So Cal and meet my sis and family for a day at Disneyland, and dinner at Spago... who the heck could resist this I ask you?
I am arranging a Lake Tahoe roadtrip with Blima for my birthday, ( mental note, ask Walt for lake tahoe roadtrip for my birthday in oct) She will fly into Sacramento, Ill pick her up, and we will raise the roof... or is that drop the top?
I am patiently waiting to spend some time with Ronda here too... when she decides relaxing is in I'll be here with bells on! ( or wine in hand) I dunno.....
In between customer quilts, I shall..........

Finish Walts new Batik Wooby Quilt ( so I can burn his old tye dyed one)
Restore Jamies quilt and give it to his Dad.
Bite the bullet and begin Aviana's Crinoline Lady quilt before Ronda gives me a tongue lashing.
So... Hows it sound so far? Think I can do it? I think I can too... will be in touch.
As for this weeks M & M's?......................

*John Mayer concert!
*Playing Texas Hold em with the kids ( yes, I won dang it)
*Walt helping round the house so that I'm free to quilt
*the new outfit my Kare Bear brought me
*The new BV Coastal Signet Collection Wine I tried! Yum!
*The luxurious soaps my customer sent as a "tip" from her last quilt.
*Shopping for Sarah Bear ::sigh::

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Finding Normal

<----Now known as UCLA??
Can I go here please?

In 1919, the State Normal School at Los Angeles became the Southern Branch of the University of California, now the University of California, Los Angeles.

Finding normal.............
Not to be confused with finding Nemo. :::interject humor:::We are all creatures of habit are we not? This creatures habits have significantly changed causing an upheaval to beat all. Even my team are surprised at my life changes, and yet, I am still standing. A tad bit wobbly, but I am going to make it. :::RIGHT?:::: (funny) Lets ponder normal shall we? Lets not discuss what is abnormal, but what remains............

Good cuppa Joe, first thing every morning. CHECK
Love of family and friends CHECK
Yelling at Gin to GO PEE! ::pointing to her doggie door::CHECK
blogging!! CHECK
Wine 30, ::albeit earlier:: CHECK
Rudy demanding a bite ::of anything::: CHECK
Walts eyes:::CHECK:::

I find that I am grasping, even running to and smiling at whatever appears to be normal these days. Last night in bed I was remoting and stopped on Will N Grace and laughed a belly laugh, then laughed because I had laughed? Hmmmm

I went into Pismo today for Ginger/Rudy foods and found myself wondering the same streets I would normally have, just to DO IT. ( and I throughly enjoyed it too) Everyone says that I must find my new normal, and I tell you true that Im lookin for it!! HARD EVEN. In closets, under covers, on the porch, in the sky, at the store, with the doctor, and when I land on one, much like Walts cream of wheat, it is savored, memory stored, cherished, and revisited often. What a journey I am on eh? Makes me want to drag out the ole book in the making and polish off a few chapters... someday....

They say it takes time. I wonder if I have the time. How much time? Can I afford it? Do I have a choice? I think I need a plan of attack. A map of new normal. A NORMAL SCHOOL!!! Yep, thats the ticket...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday Without Sarah

I'm thinking positive thoughts, can you tell? No, I didnt think so..... well, trying anyway.

If we are to adopt the theory that we are indeed what we think we are, its no darn wonder why I am such a mess.
Truly, I'm all over the map on this one, and always have been. Its just which way the see saw is bent on any given day I suppose. It must be all of those things my Mother used to say to me... things like... You are what you eat ( to this day I cant eat a baked potato without thinking this), How about this one? "Tell me who your with and I'll tell you what you are". omg it has made me choose my friends wisely eh... Mothers...sheesh... I wonder if my kinds have little sayings from me rattling round in thier brains.

Today, I'm a pondering being a quilter. I have wrapped my day around the shop, tools, fabrics, colleauges, and threads. I would prefer , mind you, to be an auntie G at Sarah Bears birthday party in the valley, but, it didnt work out so well for me. So I shall self sooth in here, and imagine all of the smiles going on without me...grunt. I was so looking forward to seeing familiar faces, hugging the day away, and sharing some birthday cake with my friends:(

I wonder what I'll be tomorrow? A baked potato sure sounds good to me.

Happy Birthday Sarah Bear, Your Auntie G is loving you from over here blasting Hall & Oates "Sarah Smile".

Thursday, July 24, 2008

John Concerned About Gina??

I sure hope that this is clickable! Yes folks... John was actually concerned as to WHY the security guard below was hassling his biggest -bestest fan!! I only wanted a closer upper picture? Maybe a wink and a smile? Maybe some skin? shoot. This yahoo wouldn't let me, and John was just trying to help! :::ME::: I DID in fact get the wink and a smile, however, that's about it. He sang and he sang and he sang.... TO ME... :::cause its all about me:::
We had a wonderful time, and that's such an understatement. I have had several little guilty feelings for having had so much fun, but they say that too is normal.... It did me well to be there. To sing with him, to dance in the isles with my kids. To debate with security guards. To have some good company, good eats, good wine,to watch my hubby laugh at me, and GET THE TEE SHIRT PEOPLES!!! ( I'll show ya that picture when I wear it and relive every song and every moment.)
The above picture of course...what a tickle to try to schmooze beefy guards)
Getting the whole section to DO THE WAVE with me
Screaming Stitched UP cause he sang it for ME!
The 6 foot 5 man who dared to sit in front of Karen
walt scoring a ticket for Tracy at the last moment in OUR section!!!
Walt running into several of his administrative staff! LOL
Singing every song of colbie caliet and JM songs with them
Watching my kids run all over to achieve the best SHOT
Dancing with same kids:)
And many many more!

Colbie Caliet is cute and performed well. A great opener for John. I sure missed Heather and Kim. Several times Walt and I simultaneously said wow, H & K should see this! Kim would have swooned over his guitar speak. And I do mean speak. WOW. I still contend that he is the perfect mix of Clapton, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, and even Michael Mcdonald. With a little stevie ray vaughn on the side! LOL
I have his summer tour list on the back of my tee shirt... Karen and I are trying to figure out how to get to Houston on a budget... I think I'll go email John now.................LMAO

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Finally Finished Medallian

Pondering keeping customer quilts.... wonder what she'd say? Hmmmmm
I dont think you can see this well, but I would have preferred even more dense quilting in all of the sashing, however, It wasnt my call. I still like it. I used Isocord gold thread, QD wool blend batting. It has a mctavishing scroll stencil border, totally ad libbed for "fitting" purposes, and NOT at all as precise as my fellow LAer's Carla's recent quilt (with the same stencil) :::damn she's good::: I have however fallen in love with this batting! Oh my how nice it puffs up, and is easy to handle. I have been using it often on custom quilts as recommended by Ronda last year. (TY WOMAN) Now send me over a plan for photographing quilts better than this!!! I am loading another before the concert in hopes to make some headway:) I'm really loving my new shop, AND my new shop flooring!!! Has improved my DQL mucho.... Hope everyones having a positive day...............
Love yer guts

Monday, July 21, 2008

Whats YOUR Ringtone?..... and M & M's

When I went to the post office this morning my pocket rang. It usually does. On cue the postmaster and a couple of customers began to head bob and wiggle thier jiggles... I think its so cute. It makes me want to let it ring longer:) Jamie found this ringtone for me a few years ago, and its a permanent fixture on my cellphone.Its a happy memory in that I had to dance & hum for him because I wasnt aware of the name... He being in the cell phone business, knew what I was humming about and told me not to do that dance in public again... I miss his sense of humor....
Anyone having difficulty remembering the new cellphone law? :::GUILTY HERE:::: Im trying? I have dropped my phone to my lap and yelled into my knee when its dawned on me that its against the law and i'm not in compliance... 3 times since July first its happened to me... I think I may start leaving the phone zipped in my bag. I have my blue tooth.. my lil ear bug... somewhere?
Marvelous Mondays before I turn in for the night..............

*new outfits for no reason at all!
*Large Monitor for aging eyes
*Kid visits
*Axel F ringtone that everyone hears and gets their groove on for about a half a minute! lol
*Marvey Marker pens!!
*digital frame to ponder pictures flowing by

Saturday, July 19, 2008

John Mayer Anticipation

Its close! So close! The kids are due in tonight, and the concert is Wednesday at Mid State Fair!! OMG!!!! ( Nice to have something to ponder looking forward to, join me K?)

I hope he does a great mix of old and new, did I tell you that MONTHS ago I was within minutes of tickets going on sale and got front row, almost dead center tickets!!!
Attending with us will be my kids, Karen and Art, Jake and Stephanie, I have no idea how they scored childcare, but I'm tickled they did!! ( however, I am already missing Avi and they arent here yet!!)

I didnt make a great deal of progress on the medallion today. I did make ready for company though? :::trying hard to figure out what I HAVE done today?:::

After bawling my eyes out on my customer quilt yesterday, maybe it was best to take today off?I wonder if any judges know the tears atop some of our quilts? Hmmmmmm

What to wear to the concert Wednesday..................last year it was a gazillion degrees in Paso... I remember only my wonderful find of the perfect toe ring. Ahhhh those were the carefree days eh? change channel...

OK, John Mayer... I'll need a Tee shirt. Yes, for when I dig out all of mine and make myself a tee shirt quilt, age 70!! yes, 70!! We will strategically place Johns tee next to Wine Therapy:::wink::

oh! I know!!! Sandwich him between Wine Therapy and Going Going Gone! ( wine) There ya go, inspiration for my Geriatric quilt! Maybe Heather will be making this for me...rofl.

So if any of my blog readers know nothing of John Mayers work... UTUBE The Heart Of Life... and get a box of tissues. Those who are menopausal, I caution you to step away from his hit song GRAVITY unless you have 3 boxes of tissues. GRUNT. Actually, when u consider HIS age, how dare he discuss gravity eh? Little whipper snapper................

I am just glad to be looking forward to something. Anything. I think I should go map out the next few months to stave off any nasty things that may be coming down the pike. You know, right after I get all of these customs off the rack...

Have a good week end everyone:)

Friday, July 18, 2008

BitterSweet Quilting

Its good to be back to work. Its difficult to be back to work. I have much to do. I have a wonderful environment in which to do it in. I hear my thoughts while quilting. I relive moments while quilting. Painful moments. I try to change the channel, stop on good moment replays, but the moments of despair come back. Such a tortured soul now eh? I was going to ask God to help me, but I didnt. I was going to stick a prayer in the parrots beak, but I couldn't. There he sits, not 6 feet away, with the last of my silly prayers of caring for loved ones, job searches helped with, traveling made safe for friends. And yet I KNOW of the prayers for my Jamie in there .. the last prayers from pen to paper. Keeping him safe, him finding happiness. Oh it hurts you guys. So much so.

I'm working on a queen medallion Sampler.. day 3 I think.. I see the end in sight. I should definitely raise my prices.... hmmmmm Or speed up?Maybe I'll blog more later.... sheesh... U should be in my head! WHOA

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cioppino Night

What could be better than your own delicious Cioppino recipe on a Friday(opps, Thursday) night?


Yes, yummy, after a full quilting day hubby says " I feel like Cioppino".. MUSIC, I tell ya, to my ears!!!

CIAO BELLA, Embarcadero, Morro Bay.. Delish! The best part? I didnt cook it! I didnt serve it! I didnt shop for the fresh fishes! I just got dressed, spritzed some perfume, brushed my teeth, and Voila! I was fed! OMG I love that.

BUT.................. Of course theres a but, come on.. its me! Heres my Cioppino recipe, go make it, no wait!!!! Have your buddy or your hubby make it for you!


4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped fine ( of course I like sweet Maui Wowies)

1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1 1/2 cups dry white wine

1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

1 bay leaf

a 28-to 32-ounce can whole tomatoes including juice, puréed coarse ( Use fresh when in season)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 pounds hard-shelled crab legs

12 small hard-shelled clams, scrubbed well

1/2 pound medium shrimp, shelled, leaving tails

1/2 pound sea scallops

1 pound white fish fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces ( sub halibut sometimes)

2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley leaves

Fresh Parm cheese
Fresh minced basil for that sweet toof:)


In a heavy kettle (at least 5 quarts) cook garlic in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until pale golden. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened. Add pepper flakes and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened. Add vinegar and boil until evaporated. Add wine, oregano, and bay leaf and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in tomato purée and tomato paste and bring to a boil.
Add clams and simmer, covered, 15 minutes, checking often and transferring clams as they open with tongs to a bowl (discard unopened ones).

Add shrimp, scallops,crab legs and fish to soup and simmer, covered, 5-7 minutes, or until seafood is just cooked through. Gently stir clams back in,.......sprinkle with parsley and fresh Parm cheese.

** all fresh seafoods can be substituted when in season, I especially love to add in calamari:) YUM YUM

Serve with a delicious french or sourdough bread, and more wine!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New Quilt Studio In The Making!

Its official! I am finally back to work! The shop isnt quite finished yet, but its certainly quiltable now! I do , of course have Walt under foot, but I can hang with that. All thats left to be done is the ceiling fan hung and a few minor fixes in power bars. I think i need new antifatigue mats too, but.. as everything time....The ceilings are 11 foot high so my surround sound is pretty much kick A## in there, so when you ding me on the computer, I can hear ya! More importantly, the music is just perfect!
This picture shows above storage, hanging intake rack, part of the pegboard/design wall and te specialty thread rack. And my cusotmers LATE medallian quilt:) :::IM ALL OVER THAT:::There are 2 flood lights directed at Greta and provide some BIGTIME direct lighting. The above lights are all flourescent ( times 9) and hung quite high so a lower closer light was needed.. I told Walt of these issues and he promptly said I LL HOOK YOU UP! ( tim the tool man) He cam home from the hardware store and indeed LIT me up. This design wall that Walt made is so cool with the new synthetic felt I found at our own local COTTONBALL.

This side is my tool cabinet, opposite side of design/pegboard wall, and my stencil and bobbin work bench. Ok, and the TV.. Oh yes! The TV also runs through te surround sound! :::squeeling like a pig:::

This area is my small but meaningful cubicle for business and domestic sewing.. altho I see I neglected to get te sewing machine in the shot.. I ll take better pics another time. I have yet to dress these walls ( or any others) and I cant seem to locate my dry erase board???? As I said Ill take more pics later.. I see I missed the cutting table area, and the dang stairs!!!

All in all its turning out to be a VERY functional work space, and a really REALLY nice studio:) Thank you Babe:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Yen Can Groom

Look how cute she is! Come on... I dont dye her pink or lime green right? So I can get away with braiding her pretty tail! I am but a girly ya know.... I have also been known to polish her nails after dremmeling them! LOL
I decided that I didnt like the new local groomer, so I took it upon myself to face the task. Hey, BONUS! I saved us 30 bucks!!!
I waited like a tiny criminal until it was safe that Walt had left the house. I then took out his trusty beard gooming tools from his carefully guarded leather case in the bathroom closet. Now I must tell you that there are just some things sacred to him, comb, brush, toiletries and his grooming tools... ( eeek) But I was determined to A: save money, B: groom Ginger better, C:, ok well theres no C... chit.
I have never used a grooming tool before. Yes, I was very afraid. DO they cut if you arent careful? Which of these blades is the correct one? Will I be able to hide the red haired evidence? How long will this actually take? I figured what the heck... if the only naughty thing this wifey does is steal her hubbys grooming tools, so be it, there are MUCH worse things right? Of course right.
OK. Ginger on counter top check
tools layed out.. check
first aid kit close by,,,check
wine under ice...check
She was amazingly compliant, thank God! She let me twist her face and shave her clean. I got inbetween her toes, inside of her ears, and OMG we both held our breath while I shaved UP HER NECK! I didnt even play with the blades, I just used the one attached. ??

After we finished, I let her down to rest, thinking that I'll bathe her in a bit. (drink wine) ok, shoot wine... I took apart the tools cleaning each part with a Q tip. He wont even know Ive been there, (I thought). I put them away exactly as they were. I felt accomplished. He will never even know.....I gave her a bath and blow dried her beautifully. I braided her tail and by this time, guess who came home? Ahuh. He took one look at us, and said Tell me you didnt.... didnt what? I replied....He had a half grin/half frown and said you didnt use my shaver on her did you? I thought I would detour him with "Hey look! I braided her tail!" I heard what I suspect to be potty mouth under breath, but I cant be certain. On his way to his bathroom he scrached Gingers head telling her that her Mommy is Mental... its a good sign right? I think he was inspecting the damages, and found none. SAFE. He came out saying, hey babe? Lets shave her all the way down! (who is mental I ask you?) All is well, we all made it through grooming day, and I think there is a new shaving gear in Walts future, because, its been awhile, and he is (I think) refusing to shave that captains beard of his. Rebellion? Me thinks so....grunt.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I didnt Forget to Blog..........M & M's

I was just so busy! We had Karens family and Jakes family for a long week end, and it was non stop chaos! Highlights without pics are STILL marvelous Mondays..............

*Me fighting Karen for baby jamie time. She is such a sweetie we couldnt put her down!
*Playing 500 Rummy with loud neortic men! (and losing!)
*Pismo beach fun in the sun with a Walmart trip on the side. (Dang kids are demanding)
*BBQing each night while we chase kids round the deck as not to fall off! Pappa did a show and tell with an egg overboard, which of course didnt stop the toddlers one little bit!
*Aviana going number 2 in the potty cause Pappa told her "if her tummys feeling funny to run to Nonnis potty"... LMAO!!!
*Jake washing my car after bringing me flowers!!
*Karen box dyeing Moms hair cause they made fun of my sparkles! ( dont ask)
*Watching everyone enjoy the WII and wondering if the top floor would hold up. ( did fine)
*******NAPPING just after they left for home today:)

Does a broken heart good....thanks kids:)
Health update: Head doctor thinks I'll live to sing again.
Ortho doctor....doesnt. grunt.
I need Knee replacement surgery . This time the whole enchilada, not just acl....It seems that my screws have grown bone spurs and its bone to bone so a new titanium knee is in order, and im not happy about that because Im too young for this crap!!!( no wonder the stairs are kicking my butt eh?)
I am pondering the surgery date now as I cannot fit it in anywhere. I need to re-market my business, get her up and going after a long time off, and then theres Christmas season you know... so I'm wondering if I can hold out until January.
I really hate this year. I really do.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Road Trip of Your Life

The Road Trip of Your Life

You see companionship and loyalty as what's most important in life.

You live life at a fairly leisurely pace. You take time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life, even when you're busy.

You don't like a lot of risk or randomness in your life. You prefer to stick with what's known, even if it's a bit boring.

You are able to find a fairly healthy balance between work and play. You work when you need to, but you never let yourself burn out.

In another life, you could have been a great novelist. You have a knack for describing things in an interesting way.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Not doctors therapy. (notice (s) ) OK, So visit number two I wasnt prepared for delving into my childhood. Lordy How I wanted to say MYOB. But I didnt. I was a good patient. I smiled and answered all of his questions. Even the ones that had NOTHING to do with anything, just a bit of spontaneity I think. ( tried to trick me) After a vigorous round of verbal volleyball, he asked how do you feel? I paused to ask myself, and responded with "relaxed.". He replied "good". I felt like I had been given a kudo. OK, 2 visits, 3 hours and its true. yep. I am certifiably normal:) ( fooled ya didnt I?) I am however destined to make more visits with his colleague, (for a womans touch?) Here is his observation. Please note that I whole heartedly disagree, but like I said... I am open, and will play longer. I realize that I do have "issues" and I wish to improve my DQL, Like RIGHT NOW, so the good doctor gets more of my attention.
First he gives me a lame analogy of the old show HAPPY DAYS. Asks me if I know THE FONZ. I of course watched every episode, and knew the show, and the Fonz well.... didnt everyone? He told me that I have strong sense of SELF. He liked my shirt.He thinks its cool. He said just about everything BUT, I am the fonz, including asking me if ever I was EVER in an uncomfortable situation!! Did he call me the Fonz? (tonights pondering) He didnt say it outright because he knows that I would have laughed and left. I now feel the urge to TELL on him to H... I think that I am grieving, dont know for how long, how to act, live, get through without going postal....and I just want my life back...with my son in it, and I cant have it.
He said that of course I am depressed with every right to be. He in fact thinks I should be severely depressed, but I am not. Mildly to moderate, and temporarily, due to the series of events in the past several months. He assures me that it will GO AWAY hopefully within the year, with proper treatment..... his words.
Now, one would wonder why I am discussing this with you. Well, you know my take on therapy dont you? Collect data, bounce off sounding boards, ponder a great deal... form my own opinions, move forward....... See how important you are? You are lifesaving and are needed!
I could just go straight for the COOL TEE SHIRT , have a glass of wine, and call a friend in the morning.GRUNT.
Lets just consider the good doctor one more sounding board, piece of data, tools, skills... all those PC words to fix me up. ( I do realize that I'm using good cosmetic surgery monies eh)
Sell me, dont tell me. To his credit, regarding this motto.... he has given repeated scenarios of treating an illness, until its gone. IE: cancer, lupis, flu, pneumonia etc... this makes great ::Sell me:: sense.
PS: I wonder what he thinks of the cross, and heart locket on top of the glass of wine? LOLOL
<---see, certifiable.
But I'm on it!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Marvelous Monday, July Already?

Good mornin:) Whisper, I'm on my first cuppa. Did everyone have a good 4th? We enjoyed some friends company shopping, eating, watching TV, and I finally watched Memoirs of a Geisha! WOW it was wonderful! By last evening were back at "listing" to get the shop/house in order. I actually loaded a runner so that I can tweak and balance before I attack the medallion orphan quilt. (due July 1) I'm late!!! I so hate being late. One of those little OCD things I do... Do you have any quirks like that? I absolutely freak out, hyperventilate, get shaky... u name it, when I'm almost OR late to ANYTHING. No kidding, my heart races in THUMPS and I can make Walt climb a wall with my nervousness. Must be some baggage from childhood eh? I wonder why everyone says that. I ponder it often. Hmmm... childhood baggage. Could be a cop out for doctors? I dunno....
(as u can see when I'm waking up I am generally all over the map with pondering.. if I am not back on track in 1 paragraph, WAIT LONGER.)
Speaking of doctors, about a week ago I decided that I really do need to rule out everything that could be wrong with me and get on with it. I made appointments all over the place. Knee xrays, ( altho an MRI is in order) GYN yearly, and yep, I did it... I hired the whole team of shrinks that I jokingly tell you about. Yep yep yep... I have even had my first visit. He tried to introduce me to medicine, I said no, wait.. you work awhile on me before I do that. I don't have any problems admitting when i need medicine, IF I need medicine. But I have a mantra that I do live by.. which is.. SELL ME, DONT TELL ME.
I just dont cotton to all of these doctors, upon chatting with you for an hour and a half, diagnosing people with chronic or acute depression, medicating them and sending them on their way. Not happening. If I am sick due to post traumatic disorder, fine. Lets fix it.. You get the flu, or a disease, its treated, I get that... I DO THAT.. but as anything else... sell me, dont tell me.
So the good doctor and I chatted awhile. He knows my terms and I know his. He is motivated by money, I am motivated by the preservation of happiness for the next 30 years or more, and of course, my DQL. Will it be talk therapy? Meds? Homework? I have no idea, but I'm open. This doctor doesn't know what he is in for does he? LOL I might make him ponder! He has already assigned my first homework. To read a book called Feeling Good. OK, I googled it, will buy this week... but from the excerpts.. i see that I know that stuff, practice it all on a daily basis, and still I am in a bit of trouble. He needs to bring his best game me thinks.. Gawd I'm such a brat....Heather... smack me would ya?
I see Mister Man again today. I think we will get along famously soon:) I will keep you posted and let you know if I'm certifiable or not. In the mean time, have a marvelous Monday, and be thankful for all that you have.

*damned good insurance for teamwork
*good friend therapy
*good wine therapy
*a beautiful shop
*an avocado ranch 1 mile away! (OK, maybe 3 miles, but close!!)
*fireworks in the fog

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independance Day:)

58 HOT DOGS, plus 5 IN TODAYS Nathons Hot Dog eating contest. DID YOU SEE THIS ON THE NASCAR STATION???

OK, I have NEVER seen anything like this ever, and I hope I dont again??? THAT was the most disgusting epitomy of neandrathal MAN FUN, I have EVER seen!
It was a tie, first one since 1916, it went into OVERTIME between the American, and the Japanese. The news commentator drove the crowds wild, and one would THINK we were watching a horse race!! I sat in deisbelief reading my daily fix at MQR just incredulous at what was making my heart race, my pancakes come up, and my eyes jumping from the computer to the TV!
So who wins the MUSTARD YELLOW BELT? (Photo is last years.....)
Joey Chestnut, and the belt remains in America WOOHOOO YIPEE AND OMFG WHAT IDIOTS!
Silly Independance day tradition, good clean man fun, and...well.... I AM SO GLAD TO BE A GIRL! ( oh wait, I did see a lone girl in that line up, DAP)
We are off to a low key Art In The Park adventure... more my speed... phew.... I think I'm getting old. (or I just dont get out much eh?) I'M SO DISGUSTED THAT I HOPE I NEVER SEE ANOTHER HOT DOG AGAIN...lmao


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