I haven’t posted an update in quite awhile. I don’t have a wild life, so there’s not much to tell.

My mom was in the hospital last month for about a week. It was due time, since she had been suffering from something and the doctor couldn’t quite nail down the problem. She had been weak for a long time, though, and the hospital staff found the problem and took care of it. Now she’s motivated again and moving about her apartment, garage sales, flea markets, etc.

Did I tell you that my friend at work got a new job and doesn’t work with me anymore? Yeah, that happened. She’s happy at her new job. We met for lunch last week which was nice.

Since my friend left, they hired someone else. She’s nice and a hard worker. I trained her to work the front desk last week. I was worried that I would leave something out, but eventually I had to let that thought go and realize that she would learn one way or the other. There are people in the office who won’t hesitate to tell her that she made a mistake. Thankfully our manager is tactful about it, but there are some others who aren’t and seem to nitpick when they’re in a mood which is every other day. She has already had experiences with those types, and I have warned her about them.

My mom and I were invited over to my brother’s house on the 4th of July and we had some of the best crab legs we’ve ever eaten. They were perfectly baked. I wish I had two stomachs so that I could’ve eaten more.

I watched the first season of “American Horror Story” through Netflix and I absolutely loved it. I ordered it through Amazon so that I can watch the season whenever I feel like it.

Oh, I almost forgot! Last weekend, I went to a few events for my 20-year high school reunion! We were invited to the high school for a tour. I wasn’t alone thinking that the school would look the same, but there were some major changes made since we graduated in 1993. It was so strange, but thankfully the auditorium, art wing and the tryout theater were all the same. It brought back some nice memories.

Then that same day we had a picnic in the valley/Metroparks. I should’ve stayed longer. I met up with a former classmate who’s boyfriend worked at the school I work at now. We swapped some memories, and then they left. I didn’t want to hang around, so I left too. It was a beautiful day, though, perfect for a reunion!

Saturday Scavenger Shots: Storm

Long time no blog, right? Hey there, people! Ms. Laura gave me the heads-up that I was tagged for the new word. I’m almost out of steam with blogging, or at least it has felt that way for a few weeks now, maybe longer. Anyway, I’m still around sometimes for the Saturday Scavenger Shots, so I picked the word “storm”.

The following photos were taken in my kitchen after I cooked up a storm. Today is the last week-day of my vacation. Damn, that went fast. Anyway, I felt like playing around in the kitchen.




AlienCG, you are it! Let the word choose you. Be the word.

Saturday Scavenger Shots: Delicious

Happy Saturday! It’s time to play Saturday Scavenger Shots, and I chose the word “delicious”.

Someone once told me they could grill me up a soy hotdog and I cringed. Recently, though, I was curious enough to buy some at the store. I wanted to try something new. Well I tried them today, and although they weren’t the nastiest things I have ever eaten, they were not delicious.

Vegan Dogs

Vegan Dogs

These cookies were a little challenging to assemble, but in the end, my coworkers and I thought they were delicious. The cookies were made of chocolate chip cookies, red frosting, mini marshmallows and almond slivers.

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Dracula’s Dentures

Now pot roasts….slowly simmered in a crockpot for hours with potatoes and carrots and then served with a tall glass of milk….(Sigh)…That’s a heavenly, delicious meal.

Pot Roast

AlienCG, I tag you for the next word! You’re it!

“Time to Face the Strange Ch…ch..ch Changes….”

Well hi! Ms. Laura picked the word “change” for last Saturday’s focus for the game “Saturday Scavenger Shots”. I finally dusted off my camera and took some photos.


This is where I change my appearance each day with my favorite earrings, sometimes necklaces and sometimes bracelets. That pretty, light green jar on the top there is where I keep my change.


This stuff helps change my hair from frizzy to not-frizzy in just a few seconds. It’s good stuff.


This is my closet. I know you were all anxious to see my laundry. You’re welcome. Anyway, this closet holds most of my clothes that I change into each day.

Laura knows I like to be tagged, so she chose me to pick the next word! The new word is: delicious.

“Summer Wheatley?!”

Hi there! Last Saturday’s word was “summer”. Here are mah photos:

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I loved playing on the beach when I was a kid. In this particular shot, I was on my way to building some kind of sand castle with a waterfall. I attracted some other beach dwellers who were just fascinated by my high-quality sand-thingy-building skills.

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I love summer, honestly! I can’t explain the look on my face in that shot, but I really did enjoy spending some summer days in the Arizona heat one year.
Outside on Saturday

This is NOT summer.

I’ll tag AlienCG of “Swamp Gas and Moonlit Reflections” for the next word-chooser!

Saturday Scavenger Shots: Celestial

Happy Sat…er…Sunday! I hope that you’re all having a fun weekend, whatever you’re doing! Ms. Laura from “What Fresh Hell is This?” picked the word “celestial” for this weekend’s edition of Saturday Scavenger Shots. I had at least one photo in mind, but then procrastinated and now I’m late with posting something. Blah!

Anyway, here are a few photos:


As you can see from these photos, I am a fan of the tea brand, “Celestial Seasonings”. They’re all very good. They have so much flavor packed into each teabag that I don’t even need to add sugar. This one is one of my favorites.


Here’s my little collection. I have a few more boxes, but they’re from a different company.