Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Friday 3/24/17

What's up, Wednesday?
I'm linking up with everyone over at The Flynnigans for the latest installment of  what made me happy this week.
(Guess I should have read the host pages before putting mine up - doh de doh de doh!
I edited this like 5 times because I'm a dork!)

I missed out on last week's post because a co-worker had 3 days off and when she's gone, I do her work (and very little of my own in the process).  Let's just say I now completely understand why she drinks!   I was exhausted when I got home Friday night and just wanted to lay on the bed & hear nothing louder than a cat's purr.

1.  3 Generation Girls Night Out (see previous post)

2.  Seeing the expressions on people's faces when they see us carting around a skeleton in holiday themed clothing.....
This is Chuck.  He does a lot of stuff with us!
Here he is in Tractor Supply.

3.  Sitting in the barn at my sister's house and listening to the horses eat breakfast, 
with 2 cats demanding attention.

4.  Exploring antique stores.

5.  Warmer days.

6.  An adorable tiny squirrel that I see under my bird feeder (the little booger moves to fast for me to get a pic) It looks like a tiny squirrel but runs like a chipmunk.  So stinkin' cute!

7.  RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 beginning tonight!

8.  Getting my butt back in the gym after a couple crazy weeks.

9.  Seeing those little FitBit explosions when you go over goal for the day.

10.  Lastly - my health.  

I added the last in because we got some not-happy news last weekend.  One of the moms from the studio passed away at 44 years old.  She'd been diagnosed with cancer about 2 years ago - I can't remember if it was uterine or ovarian but we all wore teal butterflies in her honor at one of the first competitions of that season and last year's recital theme was Dancers against Cancer.  I saw Renee maybe 3 months ago and while she was still driving, she needed a walker and had teared up when she told us about the latest in her long line of health issues.  

My thoughts & prayers go out to her husband & kids (Ashley is only 13 or so and the son is younger) and all the rest of her family. 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Belated St. Pat's Post

We had our annual 3-generation St. Patrick's Girls Night Saturday night.  

We are such party animals!  We all piled into Linda's truck and went into Tractor Supply to get some stuff for one of Laurie's horses, then out to dinner at a steakhouse.  Then we went back to Laurie's, played a couple games, then sat up til 3am watching Dr. Pol on Nat Geo.  
Although we were aghast & amazed to watch Mom chug the last 1/3 of her green beer!
I had Angel do my makeup.  I'd never curled my lashes before or wore winged liner until that night.  I know she doesn't have any special face wash to get that stuff off, I tried with my usual stuff and I closely resembled a raccoon and/or Alice Cooper afterward.  I've never seen her look like that, so she's just magical, I guess.  
All of the dogs know who the treat-giver is!   
 I thought this was cute.  Goldilocks Webster went and checked out niece Lisa on her air mattress, covered in a fuzzy blanket.  Apparently it was too soft.  He checked out Jack's blanket on the floor.  It was too hard.  So he went over & settled on Angel's back - it was just right!   

Sunday I was up way too early because I heard Jack roaming around and I didn't want him going potty in the house (because he's occasionally an asshole like that) then I crawled back into my sleeping bag, hoping to catch some more zzz's.  But I started feeling guilty and thinking that the horses were starving because I always go out & feed for Laurie when I'm there.  So I was up at 7:30am, heading out to the barn. 

Angel had to leave for work while we were fixing breakfast, then the rest of us went into town to this really cool antique store called Past Tense.  They have a Halloween section upstairs and a Christmas section in the back, year-round.  Of course I got pulled upstairs. I didn't see anything that really grabbed me at first.... then I saw this awesome chandelier.  One of the arms is broken, but it's gorgeous wrought iron... and it was only $38!!  
 It's going to look fantastic in my cemetery with battery op candles, hanging from a tree. 
 I really like these steampunk-ish skulls. 
This King Neptune ornament is a nod to my Navy days.

Everyone started to scatter after that, but I went with Laurie to take the dogs for a walk before I left.  It was glorious to be out in just a hoodie, walking in the sunshine.   

Did you do anything fun for St. Pat's?


Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring!

Even tho the crocuses in my front lawn have already come & gone, I still see juncos (winter birds) at my bird feeder while robins bop across the back yard.  I'm pretty sure Mother Nature is either bi-polar or just a menopausal bitch. 

Here's my yard last Friday.  
Sunday morning sunrise at my sister's house. 

We had our annual 3 generation St. Pat's Girls Night Out this weekend, but that gets its own post!