Monday, March 21, 2011

Uptown? yes we are!

You know that you are uptown when you have a closed circuit security system hooked up and 3 'guards' checking the video. 
My hubby is an electronics nut, and if it is cheap, he'll buy 3 of them, to have spares.  At an auction last weekend, he bid on, and purchased 4 video cameras and a complete monitoring system, having no clue if they worked.
Well, today, grand kids are here, and they sent me to the store for gas for the 4 wheelers. While I was gone, a whole 10 minutes, they took over my garage, set up 2 cameras, and were watching traffic pass, and the dog pen by the time I returned.  I think they now have the bird feeder and the cats watched, with the other two cameras. I had to park outside when I got back...
If you need a monitoring system, and people to watch, while you are on vacation, I'll rent them all out for a good price, plus food.  They like to eat, and they like to eat often, by the way.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reconnecting with Relatives

I used to be a real genealogy nut, researching the lines and always on the hunt for new family.  I met a descendant of my great great grandfather, who suprisingly only lives about 40 miles away, and we visited, and shared information.  He was still teaching at that time, and I was tending the grandkids, so, even though we didn't actually lose complete contact, we were out of touch.  With the new, higher speed internet, I kind of did some surfing, and found 'Danny's' new email address.  It bounced...but he had posted his new phone number, so I called him, and we talked about 30 minutes.  He gave me some new information on a brother of my great grandmother, and I shared a couple of names with him. He's found the location of a couple of graves that had been 'lost', and I offered to donate toward putting markers there, so they won't be lost, again.

These are the things I missed doing,while caring for others. And though I am sorry things happened as they did, and they got themselves in the fix they are in, with their caregivers, I no longer am devastated. I can go back to my life, without feeling I've abandoned them, and someone else gets to deal with it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

What's going on in your world?

There isn't a lot going on in mine, right now.
So, what is going on where you are?

We bought a new DVD player yesterday.
Lets see, in the last 2 months, there has been the
new satellite internet,the new router and dongle, and now the new
DVD player.  That is not including the new toys that dh has purchased
for his recording of his music. EBAY, you'll be the reason we go broke, lol.

I bought some green roses, yes, green...I've seen some great arrangments
done with those bright green and orange flowers, but I'm still looking at
these, trying to decide what to do with them.  I know I'll eventually
use them, but for the moment, I'll just stare at them occasionally
and wonder what was I thinking? Neon lime Green, really? 
What was I thinking!  Can you see those on a casket,
or on a saddle, attached to the headstone?

Yes, I know I'm rambling, that is why I'm known as
Ramblin Rose....

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3/3/11 and all is well

Lazy Lazy Lazy, that is my only excuse for not writing anything in a few days. 
Hubby and I went to an auction on Saturday, and I bought 2 boxes of books.  One had a book on the Bible, similar to what I'd loaned out, and it was never returned.  The other box had some interesting subjects, Weeds of Arkanas, being the one that caught my eye.  There are weeds in there I thought were
Then I went to the place where I buy silk floral supplies and spend about $57.00 on greenery.  I have enough flowers to make several large arrangements, but I needed more 'green'.

I got a call from my aunt yesterday, could I come over and put some arrangements together for her, she has the flowers.
I told her that I'd be happy to do it.  I would do it for nothing, because she is a wonderful person, but she won't take 'free'.
She is 91, and still lives alone.She's stood behind me though all the troubles with mom, and will tell anyone that she knows the truth, whether they like it or not.  As I said, a very wonderful friend, and aunt.