31 May, 2011

A Hippie Woman's Life-book Page 8

     A Hippie Woman's Life-book Page 8

By Amulbunny   
May 31, 2011


Outside my window… Blue skies, lots of breeze and puffy clouds

I am thinking… that my broken toe sure hurts.

I am thankful for…my kids, my mom and my husband,

From the learning rooms…..sometimes idiots don’t get up.

I can't believe … we get the keys tonight.

From the kitchen… I have absolutely no idea.

I am wearing… navy sail cloth shorts, a Mickey Mouse T-shirt and sketchers sandals

I am creating…my own universe in my mind

I am going…to measure rooms tonight

I am reading… well taking a break, most of the books are packed.

I am hoping… that the state of CA refunds our money stat

I am hearing…Law and Order SVU

Around the house… more bins, boxes and bags to go to thrift stores

One of my favorite things…. A new tee shirt from the Fiesta Hermosa

A few plans for the rest of the week… 
1. Moving to the new house
2. Organizing the new house
3. Getting the heck out of this one!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing…

 It's called Delusions of Grandeur and it's at the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

30 May, 2011

Letting the mind wander

I do have a brain and unlike the Scarecrow I can actually compute and think at the same time.

Today being Memorial Day, I remembered 40 years ago when I walked in cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach and silently thanked those young men who lost their lives so I might have mine. How deceptive those forests and hedgerows were. We were only 27 years past the event then. The memories were still strong, of watching The Twentieth Century with Walter Cronkite.

My oldest brother was shot that day, transported back to Germany and spent the remainder of the war in a German POW camp which was nothing like Hogan's Heroes portrayed it.

So tomorrow is back to sorting and packing. We'll get the keys tomorrow night. Can I say excited? You betcha!

And in the words of The Eagles
I turn on the tube what do i see,
a whole lot a people cryin' "don't blame me"
they point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
spend all their time feelin' sorry for them selves
victim of this, victim of that
your momma's too thin; and your daddy's too fat

get over it,
get over it
all this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
get over it, get over it

you say ya haven't been the same since ya had your little crash
but you might feel better if they gave you some cash
the more I think about it, ol' billy was right
let's kill all the lawyers- kill 'em tonight
you don't wanna work you wanna live like a king
but the big bad world doesn't owe you a thing

get over it
get over it
ya don't want to play then you might as well split
get over it, get over it

it's like going to confession every time i hear you speak
your makin' the most of your losin' streak
some call it sick, but i call it weak
yeah yeah yeah

yeah you drag it around like a ball an' chain
you wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
you wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
ya bitch about the present and blame it on the past
i'd like to find your inner child an' kick it's little ass

get over it
get over it
all this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
get over it, get over it, get over it,

get over it
it's gotta stop some time so why don't you quit
get over it, get over it

get over it 


Memorial Day 2011

Thank you. Thank you for taking this oath:

I,  do solemnly swear  that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Thank you to those who came home and to those who made the sacrifice to keep this nation free.

Thank you to Donny, Richard, Bob and Paul.

27 May, 2011

Friday Shuffle

I got a little speaker system for my Ipod. Nice and portable. Now if the battery will stay charged!

Any way, here's my shuffle.....

1.              Born This Way                  Lady Gaga
2.              Alfie                                    Lily Allen
3.              Lullaby                              Josh Groban & Ladysmith Black Mozambo
4.              Für Elise                           Trans-Siberian Orchestra           
5.              Mack the Knife                 Michael Buble
6.              Snake Lake Blues           Derek & the Dominos
7.              Ring of Fire                      Johnny Cash
8.              Roadhouse Blues           The Doors
9.              Levon                                 Elton John
10.            Cry Me A River                Justin Timberlake

Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy the best march I ever learned how to play on clarinet and Eb Alto Clarinet! National Emblem!

26 May, 2011

I used to think

That you needed some sort of organizational chart to use for packing. But then God made man who invented Super Sticky Post it Notes. I can jot down what room this goes to and what's inside. The thing is after we have moved and unpacked, we're going to have about 30+ book boxes broke down and stored in the garage. It could be worse, maybe we didn't have a garage.

It's coming along. Slowly but surely. This weekend will be the big push. I've got to find this jacket that I owe the agency or they will charge me for it. I expect it's under a pile of stuff in my closet. Well this weekend we will find it and Tuesday I'll take it back and be free and clear. Except for the idiots that think I owe them $ for health insurance. I am on my 2nd letter to find out what exact pay periods they are talking about. I've got records back to 2008. Sad but true.And organized by month. I have the other years in a file in the closet which will get re organized once we move. Not looking forward to that.

Just a little sad and bewildered tonight. Don't know exactly why. Could be the weather, could be the move, could just be I'm hitting a down part of the month. Guess I need to do some mediation and get right with the galactic plane.

There's a sad sort of clanging 
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too,
And up in the nurs'ry an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "coocoo". 

Regretfully they tell us,
But firmly they compel us 
To say goodby to you. 

So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, good night,
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight. 
So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, adieu, 
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu. 

So long, farewell, Au'voir, auf wiedersehen, 
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne 
So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, goodbye,
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye, 
Good bye 

I'm glad to go,
I cannot tell a lie. 
I flit, I float, 
I fleetly flee, I fly. 

The sun has gone to bed and so must I 
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye,

Da bunny.......

23 May, 2011

A Hippy Woman's Daybook Page 7

A Hippy Woman's Day Book Page 7

By Amulbunny   
 May 23rd, 2011


Outside my window… Gusty winds, blue skies, perhaps a storm somewhere down the line.

I am thinking… That soon I'll be enjoying my furniture in my new house. 

I am thankful for…my kids, my mom and my husband,

From the learning rooms…it's a special gift to forgive.

I can't believe ...   that soon I'll have a nice kitchen with counter space.

From the kitchen… BBq wings and sweet potato fries.

I am wearing… jeans, a sleeveless seersucker blouse and slippers.

I am creating…a nice atmosphere with a sparkling sugar candle from Yankee Candle

I am going…to be glad to see my husband come home today.

I am reading… Cleopatra. Most of the other books are packed.

I am hoping… that the payroll department makes me happy this  check

I am hearing…The beginning of Independence Day. "Gotta get me one of these!"

Around the house… Boxes, bins, bags and a determination to get it done this weekend.

One of my favorite things…Irises and butterflies.

A few plans for the rest of the week… 
1. Packing and sorting.
2. More packing and sorting and going to drop the bags at thrift stores.
3. More praying and meditation. 

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing…

This is the bar at the resort we used to stay at when I was very young. My dad would sit on the 3rd stool from the right, my mom at his side. I have memories of sitting on the bar and looking out at the lake. And then moving to  
the card tables and listening to Johnny Horton on the jukebox.

New Day New Week Counting down.

It's getting to be crunch time. The trash company delivered the bin today and I think tonight it will start being filled. I had to move the work van. It's been years since I drove a van, I forgot how high and how hard it is now, the shoulder doesn't like moving the arm to turn.

Last night I was bringing in my laundry and I was reaching to grab the door knob to shut the outside door and I hit my left index finger really hard. It's black and blue and really swollen. Between that and my shoulder, I am not doing anything heavy today. I did that yesterday. Bagged trash and moved things and it's not good.

For some odd reason, probably because he can't figure out what's going on around here, my dog won't leave my side. Actually he's curled up behind me and just sitting. 

It's going to be a busy week and an even busier weekend. Time to get things done and have this house ready to move out of on the 1st. I wish we could get in Monday but it's not gonna happen. But we may have some help on the 1st and that means we can move end tables and night stands. 

Peace to all.
da bunny

22 May, 2011

A Post to My Dear Lady Lxxxx Who Dissed Me!

I don't give a rats ass if you never post one of my comments. They are there for you to read and to see that you are doing a huge disservice to millions of women who have to work and help provide for their families. 
I'm not sick or depressed, I take medication for that. I have a physical disability that makes my life miserable but I thank Jesus Christ every morning that I wake up for the chance to make a change in my life and that of my families.
We are well adjusted, happy and striving to move forward. My husband of 26+ years works hard and is a blessing to us. 
My children are faithful and helpful to me and to my  mom. 
Every morning I pray this prayer:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with me,
wherever he may send me.
May he guide me through the wilderness
protect me from the storm,
May he bring me home rejoicing,
at the wonders he has shown me,
May he bring me home rejoicing,
once again into our doors.

I'm going to post this on my blog too. 
Don't worry sweetie, I'll read your blog, as I do find some of the paintings lovely, I tend to prefer seascapes and desert landscapes, as the starkness of the land shows the majesty of God and his works. 

Bless Your Heart!


21 May, 2011

Do you feel gypped?

Well here it is 18:26 on Saturday May 21, 2011 and the predicted Judgement Day hasn't occurred. Being that I believe to a be an Easter Person, celebrating the Risen Christ and his promises to me, I think it was a great scam while it lasted. I read in a report that the man told his daughter----
"He just said, 'I'm a little bewildered that it didn't happen, but it's still May 21 [in the United States],'' spoken this morning. "

Wonder what will happen tonight and tomorrow to the people who sold all their things because they were so sure. I'd be kind of pissed off about that. 

Was really excited today. We bought some new living room furniture. It was on sale. I can't explain how happy this has made me. The price was great and it will come tomorrow. I had hoped we could have it held till we moved. But no.

You know what I am tired of? I'm tired of women who pick on working women. Those women who stay at home and dabble in glitter and glossies, and look down the tips of their pointed nose at those women who had to work. My grandma had 9 kids, she worked in her home, in her garden, milking cows, sitting up with sick cows, and anyone who thought she didn't work is crazy. 

My mom worked as a nurse in OB/GYN and then as a nurse anesthetist. She raised my brother and I. We didn't get skimped when we were growing up. Then things changed, she still worked, but we got a stepdad 3 years after my dad died. 

She remarried after my dad died, and then we felt like we weren't cared about. She thought she had to live up to my stepdad, when in reality he needed to figure out what he wanted in life. He didn't just marry my mom , he got 2 stepchildren who were aching for a word of praise. There is still some bitterness, but the man is dead so God Rest His Soul. I could never understand how my mom could subjugate our feelings to his. He had this idea that he was now THE BOSS and we would kowtow to his word. Didn't work that way. 

And you know what, when my spousal unit got into Amway, Patriarchal Religion and the like and he pulled that If You Aren't For Me You're Against Me crap he got a word or two. Doesn't say in the Bible that you have to be meek and submissive to your spouse. Christ says to love your spouse like you love the church. These so-called "Reformers" twist the word of God to their own tune and it dangles in the wind.

Ok rant over.
I'm in a feisty mood. So Later and I do mean this week! 

20 May, 2011

I'm Stealing this Idea from the Dixie Peach.... Friday Shuffle

And Ms Peach is cooler than the other side of the pillow.

Here's my Friday Shuffle !

1.   Judgement Day                 Eric Clapton
2.   Hideaway                         John Mayhall and the Bluesbreakers
3.   Tell the Truth                    Derek and the Dominos
4.   Nobody                            The Doobie Brothers
5.   Eyesight to the Blind        Aerosmith
6.   She's My Baby                 Traveling Wilburys
7.   Motherless Children          Eric Clapton
8.   Ramble Tamble                 Creedance Clearwater Revival
9.   On the Way Home            Crosby, Still, Nash and Young
10. The Low Spark of High
      Heeled Boys                     Traffic

See ya at 6:02 Saturday! 

19 May, 2011

I need this today

Psalm 91

Assurance of God’s Protection

You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
   who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,*
will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress;
   my God, in whom I trust.’

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
   and from the deadly pestilence;
he will cover you with his pinions,
   and under his wings you will find refuge;

   his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
   or the arrow that flies by day,
or the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
   or the destruction that wastes at noonday. 

A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
   and see the punishment of the wicked. 

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,*
   the Most High your dwelling-place,
no evil shall befall you,
   no scourge come near your tent. 

For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder,
   the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. 

Those who love me, I will deliver;
   I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them;
   I will be with them in trouble,
   I will rescue them and honour them.
With long life I will satisfy them,
   and show them my salvation.

18 May, 2011

Darn isn't strong enough.... DAMN IT ALL

Some blankety blank so and so crashed one of my google accounts and tried to send out email. Luckily Google noticed and I had to change my password. Do you know what a pita that is when you have 2 different email clients? Argh. But on the good side, it won't happen again. 

We had another night of rain and now the wind is blowing. There is a wind advisory up and it's not kidding. I can hear the trees against the motor home. We're going to have to find a place to store the Golden Rabbit.  There is no place at the new house to put her. Hopefully we can find a place that's not too far away and has good security. Where I wanted to store her is all filled up. Drat. Dagnabbit. Darn.

Got some more packing done yesterday. My desk is about 90% taken care of. I just have to do the shelves and then some minor cleanup. I ran the shredder so much yesterday and it overheated and I had to wait an hour for it to cool down. So my recycling is full of shredder paper. If I was evil, I'd open the bags and let it go all over the other recyclables so people would stop rummaging through my trash when it's at the curb. Or this would happen! 

I dont' begrudge people their right to rummage, but don't come up on my driveway to do it. Pretty soon we'll have the lovely little baskets I think, I don't know. Heck I don't know where the power meter is, the gas line hookin or anything at the new house. I'm just flummoxed aren't I?

I have a major headache coming on. It's a combination of the pollen, the stress and the just all around crap I have to put up with:

1. Just because I am the mom, don't call me to give messages to your son. If you have something to say, say it to him, I am not a messenger service.

2. FTB took our tax return and gave 3/4 of it to the IRS,which is ok, but then they took all the rest for the car reg. which they had also sent out a notice to withhold to the co the spousal unit works for. I had to call the FTB to get a copy of the withdrawal which they said was faxed to payroll on 4/27. Why then did 25% of the check get taken on May 12th? So I faxed the copy to payroll myself and I hope this time they fix it. We need the money gang! It was a chunk. 

3. Dearest Daughter. You are a good kid. But you take over my living room and I don't like being relegated to the office to watch stuff on the tube with your dad. I love him dearly, but he drives me nuts sometimes. 

4. Dearest Husband. I hate FRANK ZAPPA. Please don't play his cd's when you are already watching TV at top volume. Drives me nuts.

Later all. Time for a nap.
da bunny

16 May, 2011

A Hippie Woman's Daybook Page 6

A Hippie Woman's Daybook Page 6

Hippie Woman's Daybook Page 6
By Amulbunny   



Outside my window… Big blustery clouds, gusty winds, and rain coming (so says my knee)

I am thinking… how grateful I am for a husband who helps with packing. 

I am thankful for…light in the distance.

From the learning rooms…a new book on medieval women of faith.

I can't believe ...  no one has come forward with the id of the guys who beat Brian Stow. Cowards all of them.

From the kitchen… Spanish Rice with fresh guacamole

I am wearing… grey sweatpants, a pirate mickey tee shirt and sleeveless tank under it. 

I am creating…a safe place.

I am going…to make some tomato bisque for lunch.

I am reading… too many things to count!

I am hoping… that I can get through to the State to get back our $$$.

I am hearing…Channel 5 news, dog snoring.

Around the house… Boxes, bins, bags, and a sense of accomplishment and an empty entertainment center.

One of my favorite things…happiness. 

A few plans for the rest of the week… 
1. Packing and sorting.
2. More packing and sorting and going to drop the bags at thrift stores.
3. More praying and meditation. 

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing…

The magnificence of creation