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Friday, July 31, 2009

Out & About...

I have finally decided that enough is enough! So what if it's 115+ degrees sizzling hot! One more month of this beastly weather and I can start planning my fall & spring garden, morning & evening walks outside, maybe drive with my window down, enjoy my morning coffee in the back patio or how about the front patio, and the same goes for cocktail hour...the possibilities are endless!
Furthermore, the end of working 4 days 10 hour days are over. As of this coming Monday, it's back to my normal routine! I did enjoy my 3-day weekends, but mainly one day was dedicated to catching up on rest!
I had a busy morning. A long drive to the airport and back! I absolutely HATE driving to the airport! Why is the airport area poorly designed and so complicated to drivers! I made it home safe & sound!
To make myself feel better after a horrific drive, I went shopping at a local used bookstore and bought 3 paperbacks for a $1 each (no tax & a first time customer to this bookstore'; the owner is now my very best personal friend). I am currently addicted to Debbie Macomber books...my summer read. Also, for the last 2 Friday mornings, I have been perusing and shopping at local Sun City shops where you find fabulous prices for second hand items...ahem...antiques. All proceeds go to charity.
There's something you don't know about me. I confess to all that I'm a "Dish Wh*re!" There! I said it! For some unexplained reason I just love love love dishes, bowls, plates, china!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a fetish! A sickness I tell you, but can't overcome!
Let me share with you one of my precious find:

Royal Prince Bone China England

For some unexplained reason I have decided to start collecting teacups & saucers!

My other collections include: milkglass, relish trays, deviled egg dishes, white ceramic pitchers, Blue Willow or just about anything blue, anything with roosters, platters, linens, copper molds, ...
I feel good!

Sympathy Card

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
~Thomas Moore
Thank you Big Sister Patti Honc,
Tom & Oliva

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hot Weather

Oliva's Daily Summer Forecast in the Phoenix Valley
  • lethargy
  • cabin fever
  • excessive heat warnings: hot flashes all the time or maybe I'm just burning up in this heat
  • short tempered
  • impatient
  • hormonal
  • homicidal
  • but extremely sunny with possible unexpected rages for no reason at all!

Oh, and let's not forget those dust storms that appear from no where to get my car so dusty right after being washed & waxed! Perfect timing Mother Nature!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just a quick "HI!" I'm going nuts!!! Work is a BEAST for the next month or so!!! I'm really starting to hate my job!!! All work & no play! Everyone wants a piece of me... I think I will survive, I think I will survive, I think I will survive...
I can't wait to get back to my so called normal schedule and play along with all of you! Missing y'all!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What Gender is My Brain




Your Brain is 67% Female, 33% Male



Your brain leans female

You think with your heart, not your head

Sweet and considerate, you are a giver

But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Floyd H. Ohlson
July 4, 1917 ~ July 1, 2009
Son...WWII POW...Purple Heart...man...husband...father...parent...father-in-law...grandfather...friend
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Leo Buscaglia
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
My husband and I leave to Minneapolis tomorrow Friday for his father's services.