Saturday, November 30, 2013

With Great Sadness

This should have been yesterday's post.

My fav interweb word game, Wordsquared, is shutting down Dec 1. I am sad beyond normality over this. (Is that a real sentence? Grief is making me loopy)

I have played this Scrabble-like game for three years. I rank 26th out of a million. I shall have to find another time waster, or not.

Here are some boards I have saved over the years.

*sad face :(

Friday, November 29, 2013


Friday, November 29, 2013
You're almost there! Tell us how you feel about endings.

I love endings. Usually. Maybe not right when they happen but eventually. Endings mean new beginnings for something else. That is what I have to focus on. 



Thursday, November 28, 2013

The first Blog Post I Ever Wrote

Thursday, November 28, 2013
How do you feel about the first blog post you ever wrote?

Extremely sad. If memory serves me right my first blog post happened after my daughter's first boyfriend was killed in a car wreck way back in 2002. It wasn't so long ago that someone found it on the way back machine and asked me about it. That's when I realized that things on the internet don't ever go away. 

The next time I started blogging Daily was on Myspace in 2005. I posted a lot of song lyrics with guitar chords. Much much happier about those.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Wednesday, November 27, 2013
What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Oh that would have to be my blue and brown crazy quilt! It has been appraised at $2000. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tell us about the last thing you hid.

I hid my true thoughts. I have to do this quite often. 

When dealing with people close to you it is sometimes necessary to say what you know you should say instead of what you are actually thinking.  Even harder to do when you are dealing with difficult people. Ask me how I know.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Persuasive Advertising

Monday, November 25, 2013
Tell us about the last thing a person or advertisement convinced you to buy.

That would be tea light candles and  bread pans to sock away in my bug out bag as an alternative heat source. I saw a youtube video on it. I thought it was a really good idea then the unthinkable happened. We had strong storms complete with a 10 hour power outage and it moved me to action. I am still looking for the bigger clay flower pots but I could uproot my wandering Jew if I had to to use that one.

Couldn't get the preview to show but click that link if you want to see how to build your own space heater on the cheap.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Small Art to Support Champaign County Humane Society

I am donating to this. Haven't decided just what yet...maybe a Crazy Quilt block maybe a mixed media piece maybe a zentangle thing. We shall see, we shall see.

Please click to enlarge to see the details

Friday, November 22, 2013

Judging Books by Their Covers

Friday, November 22, 2013
How important are book covers in getting you to read a book?

Very important, but not for the reason you might think. I don't care about the graphics on the cover I only care that it's a HARD cover. I HATE paperbacks and I only read them when there's nothing else available. Wait, I take that back. I read non fiction paperbacks all the time. I mean I don't like paperback novels. Yuck. 

I don't think I'd like reading on a Kindle either.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Favorite Outfit

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Describe an outfit that makes you feel good. (It can be from any period of your life.) Double points if you post a picture of yourself in the outfit.

I have so many!!! Right now I like my tights and boots with my tunic over a top my mom bought me a long time ago. 

But my all time favorite is my Steampunk Crazy Quilt Skirt. Love love love. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My first Friend

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tell us about your first friend.

I'm thinking my first friend was probably my dog, Queenie. I'm straining my memory looking for the human equivalent but it's not coming. Considering where we lived I'm gonna say it might have been Lorrie, who lived NE of us across the street. Or quite possibly it was my Aunt Karen or one of my Grandparents because they took care of me a lot.

I grew up in a very small town where my family owned an entire block. Then we moved out to the country when I was in 3rd grade and my BFF  was my sister in the winter and Gayle in the summer when we could walk a mile to meet up to play. Yay for friends!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Plugged In

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?

I have been online almost everyday since 2001. What's that tell you? Yes, I'm addicted, but I also make money online so I justify it. 

You know what I hate? I hate when smart a** "Tech" men look at me and see a 50 something year OLD woman and jump to the conclusion that I don't have a clue about malware, social media, RAM, Cache clearing, https, virus protection, and blah blah blah. It truly gripes my a**. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Header- Woooot

Do you like my new header? My son helped me design it. Actually I stood by and said yay/nay while he made it. I love it!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Tell us about a blog post that you didn't publish.

Excuse me? That's none of your business. There's a reason I didn't publish it. I'm sure it had something to do with a certain meth head mommy though.

It amazes me that I had any kind of conscience towards this person. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Second Series of Unrelated Photos

I feel compelled to explain this last picture. This is the rug my landlord offered me for my bathroom. I turned it down. Does anyone blame me?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bad Habits

Friday, November 15, 2013
If you could quit one bad habit instantly without difficulty, which would it be?

I'd change my eating habits. The ones that impel me to eat sugary or salty snacks that I KNOW I am NOT supposed to eat but I can't help it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! 

                              This is how I feel about cake, cookies, chips, brownies  etc etc etc.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Morning Person or Night Owl?

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Good question. I used to consider myself to be a night owl but I really do feel better if I go to bed early and get up early. I am most creative at night I think. It's just that I get stuff done that needs to be done in the mornings. My circadian rhythm is as confused as I am. 

 Sleep still has the power to make me or break me. Just a few days ago I had a sleepless night and it totally messed me up.I'm okay now though so stop worrying already 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My favorite Hour of the Day

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
What is your favorite hour of the day?

I like the hour before I go to sleep because I spend it reading. I keep a massive pile of books by my bed for this very purpose. You might call me a power library user. 

I am finishing up the Judge Deborah Knott series by Margaret Maron. Last year I re-read all Sue Grafton's ABC books with Kinsey Milhone as heroine. I also keep business books, knitting and craft books and art books handy.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Five Things in my Refridgerator

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them.

Okay seriously? Who thought this one up? Whatever. I'll play.

  1. Can of beer I just HAD TO HAVE yet never drank. What's up with that lol? I feel like I should keep it because I fought so hard for it.
  2. Some peppers from the garden I helped with this past summer. I'm proud of them.
  3. A ham I bought in case my son comes to visit. It's a good thing and I love it a lot.
  4. The coffee canister I use to hold scraps. One of my all time favorite things. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right when I put my coffee grounds and eggshells in it to take out to the compost pile.
  5. REAL BUTTER. 'Nuff said

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trapped in a Sherlock Holmes movie

Monday, November 11, 2013
If you had to be trapped inside a movie for 5 days, which movie would you pick?

The Sherlock Holmes movie with Iron Man and that Jude guy. You know, the first one that came out when I still lived in Colorado and I got to go see with my BFF, Leslie.

I love Victoriana. Yes, it was dirty and gritty but I do so still love the architecture and fashion. 

Please trap me there....PLEASE!!!!



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Open Mouth...Insert Foot

Yeah, I'm really getting good at the Open mouth, Insert foot thing.

Last Sunday I very UN- TACTFULLY  told someone their ex-wife had died (No, they were not aware) and then this week on the bus I thought someone's FIANCE was her SON! In my defense I had held that belief for several months so in my mind it was true lol! Thankfully I had just gifted this same lady with a Crazy Rebecca Original hat so how mad could she be? When they got off the bus me and the lady behind me had a good laugh about it. Whew! What next? I shudder to think of the faux pas I still have in store for myself.

Side note: the plural of faux pas is still faux pas you just say it differently. Wow.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A series of unrelated Pictures

My life in a of things that may seem unrelated but in fact mean something to my twisted mind.

Friday, November 8, 2013

What I have learned

Friday, November 8, 2013
Tell us what you've learned so far about daily blogging.

First of all, This is not my first rodeo. I have blogged daily on several occasions. It has taught me to expect the unexpected, learn to do post scheduling and to try not to stress when things go wrong.  

Don't worry, be happy.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Switching Names

Thursday, November 7, 2013
If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?

This one is EASY!

I would like to be known as Victoria.

That's the name I chose for myself as a child after watching one of my favorite Western TV shows, The High Chaparral.  I loved Victoria and her brother Manuel (Manny). I think this fueled my fascination with the Mexican culture in general. 

The High Chaparral

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Changing Yourself

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

First I need to decide if this is a physical or mental change...hmmmmmm.  I guess I will take the risk of angering the blogging police and answer twice.

Physically I would change my weight. Well of COURSE I would. I am tired of being labeled fat. I walk more and eat better but I am still over weight. So I would like to slim down by about 50 lbs please.

Mentally I would like to lose the fear of man I still have at times. It's a religious thing. I should pray for Holy Spirit more often.

*Sits back and waits for blogging police because she said TWO things she'd like to change about herself

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My writing Space (joke ha!)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?

First off, calling this a writing space is ridiculous. It's a MESS! No matter how hard I try to keep it clean and tidy I fail. Fail I say.

Right now I  have on this table I use for a computer desk:
  1. A piece of   a blouse someone gave me with embroidery and pearls on it
  2. A dozen buttons I cut off other blouses while adding to my crazy quilt fabric stash
  3. Tei-Fu oil
  4. Allergy medicine
  5. Nasal spray
  6. Bottle of pain reliever tablets
  7. Old cell phone I keep for addresses
  8. Current cell phone
  9. Paring knife
  10. Shot glass from Niagara Falls
  11. Fortune from fortune cookie
  12. Nail polish
  13. A thumbtack
  14. A knitting needle sizer
  15. Doily pattern
  16. Doily being made from that pattern
  17. Deck of playing cards with Illini on the Back (my mom's) 
  18. Two extra playing cards 4 and 5 of spades
  19. 2 GB Sd card
  20. Two memory sticks that equal 1 GB together
  21. An unplugged webcam
  22. Two Rossville-Alvin Yearbooks 1974 and 1975
  23. Business cards
  24. Medical alert bracelet
  25. A cough drop
  26. Two sticks of gum
  27. A dime
  28. Two bobby pins
  29. Yellow quilting straight pin
  30. Field service report slips
  31. Dr.s Appt card (for last month)
  32. Small wad of thick yarn
  33. Large paper clip
  34. Thank you card from my nephew and his wife
  35. Coffee cup with pens, pencils,hole punch, chopsticks, crochet hooks, a ruler, an emery board
  36. 5 pennies
  37. Guitar picks
  38. Fingernail clippers
  39. Extra SD card reader
  40. Small notepad
  41. Crocheted hat with alien eyes
  42. Blue hair comb
  43. Picture of a friend taken in 1986
  44. Some plastic things from a canvas I don't know how to use
  45. Mix tape from 1997
  46. Book of poems I wrote
  47. Brochure for Bible study Thursday nights
  48. Brochure for fabric store
  49. Pierced ear care booklet
  50. Another crochet pattern
I'm stopping at 50. No I will NOT take a picture hahahahaha! Yes, I will clean my desk off but what's the point? If you look far enough back in my blog you will fins a similar post anyway. Some things never change.

Monday, November 4, 2013

We should love them Unconditionally

Monday, November 4, 2013
Who is your favourite character of all time?

This young man...Yes, he had some trouble but that doesn't mean I don't love him with all my heart. Who among us has not had trouble?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

LIke a Little Girl

That's how I felt yesterday, like a little girl, waiting to get her ears pierced...yikes! Afterwards I got a sucker lol.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The return of the Lost Poems

Yeah prompts on the weekend. I guess I'll go with what I started when I found that notebook last month.

This little Haiku was written for a the dog I eventually took my Nickname, Dances with Pit Bulls, from. She was a long legged brindle pit named Diane. I have no picture of her and that makes me sad.

With high voice barking
With sharp tail wagging
Diane keeps us up all night

Friday, November 1, 2013

How I would Spend 1 Million Dollars in One Day

NOV. 1: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money? my kids each a house and new car. Buy myself a house and car. Take trip with rest of money assuming there is any. 

Alternate spending scenario...give everyone I know $10,000 until it was all gone. Trust me I have that many friends and family!

 Next question/prompt please.