Beneath the Stars, Could Be Blue, I Don’t Mind

Viva Love, Music, and Right Brain Souls! Hope these bring you as much joy as they do to me!

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August 14, 2009. Music Grooves. Leave a comment.

Procrastination, Thy Name is Sarah

Ok – so this is our first year (going on 2) as first time home buyers. Oh, yes, I can hear the collective groan of forced ‘Good For You’ around the globe. While we both are enjoying having a home, we are experiencing the joys of being Mr. and Mrs. HandyMan. Our home’s current layout is the result of many additions over the years. It has been in the same family since it was built in the 1950’s on the fore mentioned family’s former working plantation. Nothing is perfect, and it does need some TLC, which we would love to afford to give it, but we have a mortgage, 2 car loans, and 1 person in college. So we do things when we can, and must egregiously, those ‘When we can moments’ have been when things have broken.

So far we have weathered the following:

1) None draining septic tank (fun for all!)

2) A no pump sump pump

3) A leaky toilet and subsequent horrible instructions (we know understand what a siphon does)

I Know You Said You Did Not Need Help; This Is Me Not Helping

I Know You Said You Did Not Need Help; This Is Me Not Helping

And, these all lead us to our top contender: broken hot water pipe in bathroom. Ugh. This unfortunate event happened this past January: during our cold snap, we had a rather warm night, so I (yes, I will take the credit for this one) thought that we did not need to drip the pipes (something which my Oregon born Hubby had never heard of before). The next morning, I get up, use the loo and attempt to wash my hands. Um, I know I am still groggy, but something is missing – no hot water. Panic – my heart sank and my stomach ate it. And so, luckily only the 1 pipe broke in our bathroom and the 2nd bath was still ok.

So, here we are in Mid July, and no fixed bathroom. Ok – enough is enough – time to bite the bullet and just get it done. So my goals are: Do it right, do it well, and not spend too much money. I do not think (and hope for that matter) that spending $3000 is too much – do you?

July 13, 2009. Knowledge is Power. Leave a comment.

Quiz Time

So yesterday, I had a little free time to myself. I was checking out some sites, minding my own business. Did not come across anything too interesting. It is interesting that we have so much ‘information’ at our disposal, but a lot of the times we do nothing with it or can’t find it (maybe it is just me?).

The only interesting thing found yesterday and followed a link to the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Not knowing what this was or was developed by whom, I though, eh, what the heck. Results you say? I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours!

Regarding Q&A’s, there is only one King of the Call Button:

July 8, 2009. Knowledge is Power, Laugh Till You Hurt. Leave a comment.

Yawn…

Well, I hope that everyone had a great 4th! Hope no one lost an eye, finger or house due to fireworks.

I did not get much sleep last night due to the fireworks and a scared Fox Monster. He shook the entire bed, stood by both sides of the bed panting as loud as he could, kept getting half on the bed and panting again, all night long. So, needless to say today is a rough one (seriously no pun intended). Hope everyone gets rid of their extra fireworks tonight and then we all can get some sleep!

Aren't I just the cutest?

Aren't I just the cutest?

July 5, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Brain Tired

After 2 long days at work…I need a little R&R. So, I am not watching the news, reading the news and looking for the silver lining.

I really could use some good belly laughs – hope you can too

Dang-it, Socks Don't Match Again

Dang-it, Socks Don't Match Again

July 2, 2009. Laugh Till You Hurt. Leave a comment.

Home Alone

Our good Navy friends and Home Brewing cohorts, the Johnson’s, have a small little Cockapoo named Haley. One note about Mr. Johnson: he can eat and eat and eat – it is all about quantity with this kid. He truly is a bottomless pit.

I found this picture the other day on one of my favorite blogs: This is Why You’re Fat. I cannot confirm nor deny that the pooch in question is Haley (the likeness is too uncanny) but I would not put the below creation past Mr. Johnson if he was left home alone.

You gonna share right?

You gonna share right?

June 28, 2009. Brewskies, Food, Laugh Till You Hurt. 1 comment.

For My Canadian Friends…

A few weeks ago, I caught a few minutes of CBS’s Sunday Morning. They had a segment about Canadian Favorite (or Religious Experience if you rather) Tim Hortons. I asked my Canadian Transplanted friend about Tim Hortons, and her eyes lighted up – must be something special indeed!

June 27, 2009. Tags: , , . Food, Wanderlust. Leave a comment.

A Pivotal Moment

As an American I have never feared OUR government.

I will not pretend to say that I like our current President. It is not the person I dislike, but it his is false ideals and motive that is troubling.

With the passing of the Waxman-Markey Energy Cap and Trade Bill, for the first time I fear for our Countries future, my future, and your future. I truly pray for America – what has become of us?

Please wake me from this nightmare…..

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

June 27, 2009. Knowledge is Power. Leave a comment.

Whiz Wit, Now!

I love TV. I love intelligent TV (more diatribe on that later). I love TV about food (have i mentioned I love food?). Next time you are channel surfing pause on your local PBS Channel for a quirky series by Rick Sebak: A Hot Dog Program, Sandwiches You Will Like, and an Ice Cream Show. Sebak has visited the tried and true neighborhood joints that know how to cook. Maybe your favorite joint is featured. I would so love to go on a road trip to all of these places….although I think I am going to have to walk there.

So what is the ‘Oh My God, You Have Got To Go To’ in your town?

June 25, 2009. Brewskies, Food, Knowledge is Power, Social Recruiting, Wanderlust. Leave a comment.

Call To Action

I implore everyone who is an American and who has enjoyed our standard of living for the last 30+ yrs. There is a bill under review that is trying to be passed before the July 4th holiday so that the Senator and Congressmen will not have to face the outcry from their constituents.

Waxman-Markey Energy Tax Bill

Please tell everyone you know, do your own research. We the People can engage and create change. Long Live Life, Liberty, Freedom and Justice!

Worth Fighting for Then, Worth Fighting for Now

Worth Fighting for Then, Worth Fighting for Now

June 24, 2009. Knowledge is Power. Leave a comment.

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