Saturday, October 22, 2011

Seconds and Inches

It started out as a beautiful morning. A crisp fall day in WNY....perfect day to take a car for a ride.

The last ride you take before putting your baby away for the winter. You know....the one you dry with the leaf blower...

Then some guy thinks he can roll thru the stop sign and ruins your whole day.

Bright side....Coulda been worse. Nobody hurt. Nobody dead.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

5 Years

I can't believe it's been 5 years since The Storm!

Remember this tree?

Thought we were gonna lose it. Here's what she's like today

And heres a couple of trees that didn't make it... But live on down at the marina thanks to Carvings For A Cause, which helped to fund Re-Tree WNY

Sunday, October 09, 2011


I ran to Valu and picked up a can of Rustoleum spray... A hammered finish paint in bronze ....

Updates on when it dries.

At Least I'm Not Buying Shoes

I've got a little case of Estate Sale Bug......Happens every year at this time. So I was digging yesterday and I found these plant stands. At least that's what they're going to be when I'm done with them. They look like stands that they use at funeral parlors, don't they? Anyway, I'm going to use them outside since my flowers seem to grow best when they're up off the patio and I like a little height interest. I'm thinking I could maybe use them inside too, Christmas time maybe? wrap them in tulle and stuff lights in the middle?...oooooo, that would look good on the front porch. I dunno.. 

I do know they need to be painted.....but what color? I was originally thinking green. Then maybe red. Black is the safe color. But then I thought some bizzaro color....a funky yellow or a purple. Or a combination of colors....maybe the scrolly's a different color than the straights. 

This is going to require some thought. I wanted to paint them today because its so nice out, and I'd have them done for the holidays, but I don't want to make a rushed decision.

Although.......I could repaint if I didn't like the results. Its only spray paint.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I was rudely awakened this morning by a massive cramp in my calf. *I havent had one of those in years. I'm pretty sure, with the heat in the kitchen the last couple of days, I was dehydrated, causing the cramp. I hate when that happens.*

On a Saturday.

A Saturday I didn't have to work.

I had the day off today so I'd kinda planned to take full advantage of my "Ladies Who Lounge" membership, but the muscle soreness from the Charliehorse told me I needed to walk it off. So I went to the mall.

I know..... You're surprised, right? .... Me. At the mall. Who woulda thunk it?

Anyway, I got all gussied up *not really....presentable, not gussied* and headed out. the Galleria was PACKED. And it wasn't packed with just locals. It was a multi-cultural Mecca of men, women and children. And I'm gonna say, through my very trained and observant eye, that there's a softball tournament, a baseball tournament and a soccer tournament going on in the area. I thought to myself, "Pegz, we can go spend our money on us now! No more Softball Mom stuff. Onward woman! Let's go shopping!" Now, I have a rule...if I'm going to the mall just to go, I give myself a mission. When this occurs, I turn into what The Offspring call, Super Mall Walking Bitch mode. *and they meant bitch in the most positive BabeInTotalControlofHerself kind of way* What can I say, it's what I do... Anyhooo... Its always an extra strenuous workout dodging strollers, old people, idiots, teenage girls, teenage girls with teenage boys. But, it needed doing. And i had to work that calf muscle I was on a mission to find a nice little dish rack. Preferably a wooden one. Easy task and I can get my double laps on both levels done, be out. *Yeah, no store at the mall had one. Found one at BedBathBeyond on Union... fyi if you're looking for one.*

Ummm... Where was I going with this... Oh yeah, the Mecca thing... Its nice to see an influx of people around here. I can see it down at the waterfront too....I walk that every Friday between shifts ... Lots of out of town license plates. Lots of languages. I get a positive vibe around town and I like that.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Guest On The Porch

We've got a new addition to the household. Meet BlackJack...the new resident of the porch.

A couple of weeks ago, he turned up at work and wouldn't leave. This is not a good thing when work is a restaurant. With people all over. And food. The Spouse had been talking for a couple years now, that he wants an outdoor cat to rid the yard of moles. Moles that are making tracks in his lawn. So, when this one showed up at work. And stayed. And came into the kitchen twice, I agreed that he could bring him home. The only conditionof does NOT come into the house. EVER! Now, I don't much care for cats, so I wasn't all giddy at the idea of one hanging out at my house, but he a pretty cool cat. I even let him sit on my lap. Once. That's probably not going to happen again.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Like A Butterfly Out Of The Cocoon

The porch enclosure is FINALLY down. One came down on Sunday. We were little catapillars all winter long with the porch being all closed up. I voted we get a roll up door to enclose the porch in the winter, but The Spouse had his buddy build these. They're heavy as all heck, and the plexi keeps the snow and wind out, and the sun in, but once they're up....they're not going anywhere, so access off the porch is non-existent.

We hauled them out to the end of the yard so The Spouse could wash them off.

Let them dry in the sun

It feels so much bigger now. In fact, I'm going to sit out there right now. Or clean up. Probably sit.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

This First Video Made Me Laugh. The Second One Made Me Laugh More

Viral Video of Twin babies having a conversation.

Video of a Translation of the Viral Video of Twin babies having a conversation.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Demise Of The Human Barometer

Ever since I can remember, my sinus cavity has afforded me luxury of being able to predict the weather. I knew when it was going to rain. Get warmer. Get colder. I know, you're jealous aren't you? I mean who wouldn't want that sensation of your head coming this close to exploding. The constant post nasal drip. The ballon inflating and deflating behind your eyes. Yeah, that was me....operative word being WAS.

About 2 weeks ago, I woke up to a plugged up ear. Not a rare occurrence when the weather changes, most notably when the seasons are ready to flip, so I really didn't think much of it. This time was a little different in that the plugged-up-ness was accompanied by severe sinus congestion. I was miserable... Not only could I not hear.. I couldn't breathe thru my nose,in or out.. I couldn't blow my nose, and swallowing after chewing was an adventure. I was completely plugged up.

As luck would have it, I had a scheduled doctors appointment, so I figured I'd tough it out until then. When I got to the doctors office, I immediately whined to the nurse about my predicament. *WHAAAA* I think I have an ear infection. *WHAAAAA* I think I have a sinus infection. I don't break out the whine card often, but I know how to play it when I do. So the doctor has a looksee up my nose and says "Nope, no sinus infection. Take some Sudafed, use some Afrin" "Oh, yeah???" I replied...."What about my ear? My balance is all off.. I can't hear, My balance is all off and the sssshhhhhing noise is making me crazy!" Ace of Whine card played right there.
So, he looks in my ear. "There's a little wax I there. If you want I'll have the nurse flush it for you.". If I want???? No, just let me be miserable. Get her in here.

So, now I'm a 6 year old and the nurse is getting prepped to get the marble I shoved in there, out. Really, that's what I felt like! First syringe is getting filled up with nice warm water and promptly explodes all over the exam table. And my leg/butt area. Near the pocket of my jeans. Where my phone is stashed. Great. And this poor nurse. Apparently her whole day had been going like that. She kept biggie, it's only water, let's get on with this. Well, after the first syringe-full of water I could feel something gurgling around in my head. After the third syringe-full there was a miracle!!! This enormous ball of crap fell into the drain bowl and immediately, the bubble that inflated inside my head 2 weeks earlier BURST !! I jumped off the exam table with the drain bowl in my hand, yelling "Holy Crap, I can hear!! And I can breathe! Oh My Gawd, you are my HERO right now." and then I looked down into the drain bowl and I saw the source of my problem. Picture the largest pea you've ever seen, color it black and add a heartbeat to it. That thing must have been in there for years. I'm hearing things now that I've never heard before.

And I haven't taken a sinus pill in a week.

Monday, January 24, 2011


What a wake up this morning. -7 degrees. That "around the freezing mark" forecast for Wednesday is almost a heat wave. It's been a cold couple of days. At least the sun was shining. That makes almost everything ok.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Took down the outdoor Christmas lights today. I wasn't too elaborate this Little Voice said "yeah, we're not going nuts with this, right?".....I agreed....and just put lights on the shrubs. Lights, as it would turn out, would not bee seen because of the 4 feet of snow we got in early December that would not melt, until yesterday and today, as it's been in the 50's. 

Moral of the story... Listen to your Little Voice