“Time, Time, Time, See What’s Become of Me….”

I did not forget about the fun game “Saturday Scavenger Shots”, but things have happened this weekend to prevent me from posting about it right away!

My mom is home from the hospital! Yay! Most of it is good, the other part means that my overactive worry gland is on code red. Because it was the weekend, I was able to spend some time with my mom while she got used to her home again, and her walker and a new way of eating. Poor chick. She wants to eat healthier, but she keeps seeing commercials for McDonalds and stuff. Her new way of eating though, might be my way of eating! I might have lost a few pounds over the weekend by eating what my mom has to eat. Good times!

Anyway, I usually try to post a photo I have taken myself for the SSS game, but the word “time” brought back a memory of a toy we used to play with in elementary school. It was the Fisher Price Clock:

Fisher-Price Clock

It’s a little bit of cheating, but the memory was real. I remembered that toy as soon as I noticed that our new word was “Time” (chosen by Missy Miss Laura B.). That works, right?


I Store It

TGIF! I haven’t been playing along with “Friday 5” for awhile, so I thought I would today! Here goes…

1.What are your favorite storage containers like?
I prefer the Rubbermaid storage containers with handles.

2. What seems to require more time and energy to store than it’s worth?
Bedding that’s not currently in use. I was able to get rid of some recently, but I also wanted to hang on to a few comforters. They are not easy to store in a small apartment where extra space is limited. It makes me frustrated to the point where I feel like just giving away all of my bedding except the stuff I’m using. I’d regret it later, though.

3. What unusual container are you storing something in?
I have some recipes stored in an antique candy tin.

4. What packaged product has a container you really like?
Maxwell House and Folgers both have cool plastic tubs that I can reuse. Then next time I just buy a can of coffee and pour it into the tubs.

5. If you suddenly had some new storage space in your home, what would likely go there?
My ladder, Ab Circle Pro and probably the bedding that gets in my way.


Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers! My mom’s still in the hospital, and to avoid jinxing anything I’ll say that she’s making progress. How’s that? She’s in a step-down unit and she’s eating more stuff and walking around. They gave her Jello and apple juice the other day and she was in bliss. Almost to the point where you’d expect someone in the next room to say, “I’ll have what she’s having.” :)

Anyway, just wanted to pop my head up again and give you that more cheerful update. I need to start playing “Friday 5” again and I’m definitely jumping in for “Saturday Scavenger Shots”!

If anyone else wants to play, Laura B. chose the word “TIME”. Have fun!

Thoughts and Prayers Needed, Please!

Hey everyone,

I’ve been trying to stay upbeat and everything, but just wanted to let you know that my mom’s in the hospital at the moment. She called me up early Friday morning and said that she thought she had food poisoning because she vomited about 3 or 4 times.

Skip ahead to the emergency room and after a few scans and other tests, and we found out she had pancreatitis due to a gall bladder infection! She has a gallstone. The problem now is that both her pancreas and her gallbladder are irritated at the moment, and they have to make sure the inflammation is down before they can perform surgery. From what I got from the surgeon, he wants her to stay in the hospital between 3 to 7 days, go home and then eventually schedule surgery to remove the gall bladder.

Meanwhile, though, she has had some breathing problems and her blood pressure has gone up, so they transferred her from a regular hospital room to CCU. This wasn’t shocking to me, because this had to be done when she had pneumonia a few years ago. But it’s all very upsetting and frustrating for her and all of us.

Thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated, but I just wanted to give you all a heads-up on the status of things.

“That’s Some Bad Hat, Harry.”

Hi people! It’s time for this week’s edition of “Saturday Scavenger Shots”! This week’s word was brought to us by the Leader of the Library, Laura, from the blog, “What Fresh Hell is This”. Heeeere we go!

I still have the cowgirl hat I bought in Canada, so I thought I’d use it for one example of “hat”.


A few of us dressed up for Halloween in 2011, and there were a few hats worn with our costumes. We had a chef’s hat, a pirate’s hat, a frog hat and a tiara:

Next week’s word will be chosen by Silly Rabbit over at “Down Silly Rabbit’s Hole”. Stay tuned!

Webcam Shenanigans!

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! Do you have a webcam or a camera built into your laptop? Do you like to quote from and act out scenes from your favorite movies? Check out RoleStar. I mentioned it on Facebook recently, but now that I’m back to blogging, I wanted to let you know here, too. It is so much fun.

They have lots of comedies (“Airplane”, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, etc.) and dramas (“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, “Ghost”, “Scarface”, “Fatal Attraction”, etc.) available, and you can choose to play your role solo or play it with someone else on the website. You don’t act out the entire movie; they have a selection of scenes available for each movie.

Click on this scene from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” to see what I mean. It’s funny!

The Shape of Things

Hello there, amigos! It’s Saturday Scavenger Shot time! Today’s word is “shape”.

Earlier this evening, on the way back from my mom’s place, I had to search high and low for a parking spot under a carport. I really wanted my car to have some kind of shelter because it’s really cold out. I finally found one, but it was a longer walk back to my apartment.

Then I couldn’t find my cellphone, and I thought maybe I left it in the car. I like to have my phone on my nightstand for emergencies. I have a cordless too, but, well I just didn’t feel right without the other one. So I put my boots back on and walked back to my car. We’ve had a bit of snow lately, so I was trudging through caked-up snow. I didn’t find my cellphone, so I went back to my apartment and dug through my purse a little more. It was at the bottom of my purse. I wasn’t settled, though, and thought I had left the inside lights on in the car. I went back out, checked and I found out I had turned off the lights. Reassured, I went back to my apartment for good.

Whew! I guess if I wasn’t in “shape”, that would’ve been exhausting! I’m okay, though, and blogging all about it.

Here are my photos:

That there is my Ab Circle Pro. It may look a bit sinister there, but it’s a good piece of sturdy equipment. There’s only one catch – I have to actually, you know…use it…to get into shape. I’ve used it more this year, though. If it’s out in the open like that, I feel more inclined to exercise.

Those steps are another way to get into shape! Those are located near Edgewater Park in Lakewood, Ohio. They lead down to the beach, but from this perspective, I was coming from the beach. Anyway, they’re steps.

I choose Laura B. to pick next week’s word! I hope you all had fun!