Sunday, November 25, 2007

Not my usual excuse for not posting

When we returned from Las Vegas there was a message on our answering machine saying that the aunt who my husband has always been closest to, had had a massive heart attack. She died around 6 am yesterday morning. We will fly out of Reno around 2 Tuesday afternoon and arrive in Spokane at almost 5 pm. Our return flight is at 4:45pm Thursday.

This has been difficult for my husband and I.

For 32 years she has been someone I loved, admired and adored. I weep.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

"It Ain't Easy"

I will post about our trip to Las Vegas as soon as I get caught up with reading blogs. It makes it more difficult that so many of you are doing the every day in November posting thing!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Las Vegas Convention

Off to Las Vegas tomorrow for five days to attend the gaming convention. Will be driving my new Motor Trend car of the year! So if you miss my sage comments on your blogs you will know where I am!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

you are lightcyan

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the html color quiz

Losing a decade.

A couple of days ago I got the biggest compliment from a slot attendant I am friendly with at the Atlantis Casino. Stopped in for a little video poker after a shopping expedition and buffet meal. While Iftikar and I were chatting he asked if I worked.

"I haven't worked in over 30 years".

"Then that must mean you never worked".

"Oh, I have worked".

"Well, not very long cause you're about 50, take away 30"......

Well, I didn't hear the rest. I gave him a gentle fist on his shoulder and a Cheshire cat grin.

"Thank you, I am 61 and will be 62 the 14th of next month".

"No, that can't be," he said as he looked closer at my face. "You can usually tell by the skin and ...... Well, I don't believe it".

"I could show you my ID!!!"

It is clear to me at this point that he is really sincere in his disbelief .

"You have just made my day"! (But, really he made my year or so!!!!).

Just before he walks off to help someone I look into his thick glasses and for a moment question if maybe he doesn't see well out of them. I decide to dismiss this negative thought and continue to walk on a cloud for awhile.

When I told my husband he said,

"See, I've told you. Eternally youthful".

When I told my son he said,

"Mom, he was hitting on you."

I didn't argue with either one of them and continue to smile about it all.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Waht the......

I have been organizing and rearranging, tossing some stuff and remembering I had other stuff. Just last week I used the last sheet of the magnified list pad that I keep on the refrigerator. I remembered having another somewhere but couldn't remember where, so I bought another one. Just a few minutes ago I found the one I remembered having. This is the precise reason I am doing the aforementioned. Well, actually that is only part of it. It really all started off because I was looking for something I had written about my childhood that I was going to post on my blog. Haven't found it yet. Perhaps when I do, that will be the end of the aforementioned activities!