29 February, 2012

Color Me Stunned

Yesterday morning there were helicopters flying over our area station keeping. There was a double homicide about a mile away. I watched the news. They named the person of interest and my jaw dropped. The person was someone who I watched grow up from middle school through high school on my couch. He was a good friend of my daughter. She liked him, a lot.

Now he is accused of a double murder. Of his girlfriend and her mother. I am so sorry for the family of the victims, for his family who have to deal with this knowledge, and for his son. I am sorry that he thought this was the only way to solve his problem.

Today I am sitting here and wondering why.

27 February, 2012

So I was sitting here thinking...

  1. The wind is picking up and the windows are really rattling.
  2. The dog wants to play and I'm not going to get the laser pointer right now.
  3. The dog loves to drag himself by his front legs. We call him Sir Weenie Dragger.
  4. House isn't on tonight, because NASCAR has to finish it's long delayed Daytona 500. That truck on fire was kind of a memorable thing. 
  5. I wish I had heat in this bedroom. I'm tired of being cold in here. If I was a mean and evil woman I'd make my husband go out to the garage and look and see if the parabolic heater is in there. 

24 February, 2012

What do you do....

When you know something to be wrong and you correct the person in private?

Spelling errors drive me nuts.

Valence for Valance. 2 different things entirely.
Vial for Vile. (edited because apparently I don't proof read very well)
Stalk for stock.
How freaking hard is it to open a dictionary either hardcover or online and look something up?

Washing soda and Baking soda. 2 different chemical compounds and turning one into the other doesn't quite do it. (I knew sometime in my life all those long days in Chemistry in 11th grade would pay off).

Stupid home recipes like coconut oil on dermatitis and ground chickpea flour for blemishes. Oh God.

Post # 700.... A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 42

A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 42

By Amulbunny   
February 24 2012

Outside my window. . . 66, suuny, cool and breezy

I am thinking… It’s not as warm as you’d think

I am thankful for Getting the dog groomed yesterday

From the learning rooms… Non fiction’s reality is sad sometimes

I can't believe . . . The Republicans are acting like they are masters of women

From the kitchen. . .Tonight’s fish filets and French fries

I am wearing  yoga pants, UK tee shirt and shoes

I am creating. . . a headache
I am going   to read yesterdays People

I am reading . . .   Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

I am hoping… to get to go out to the cemetery to see the grave and take a picture
I am hearing the neighbor pounding things into his wall

Around the house. . .  we need to paint a lighter shade in the living room

One of my favorite things… New Purses

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Enjoy my family
2.  Go to church

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

22 February, 2012

Ash Wednesday


Give up a meal if you can health wise. Donate the amount you think it would have cost to a charity or to whomever you think needs it.

Pray. Without Ceasing. 

Give that little bit extra. Our church collects food for Lutheran Social Services food pantry. I've been a bit lax but I'm going to take a can or two from the cupboard as well as some boxes of Hamburger Helper and Mac and Cheese. Might be the difference between a hot meal or cold cereal to someone. 

Go in Peace, Serve the Lord!

21 February, 2012

Cooking... or I read recipes and my kids love my food....

Ah the joy of cooking. I cook because it makes me happy. I read cookbooks, save recipes, and find the favorites that my family enjoys. I can make a killer spaghetti sauce, my secret is a touch of sugar. 

The blogger I read sometimes posts her recipes and shows pictures of them. She posted her recipe for mac and cheese and she mentioned that she puts raw onions in it. Sorry, that's not even appetizing. I commented with a spicy chipotle mac and cheese and she posted it. Then she got some replies that praised her raw onions and she deleted my comment. Guess I wasn't reverent enough for her. Oh well....sorry about that. I don't consider opening a can of tuna and putting a spoonful on a piece of lettuce with a slice of pear on the side lunch either. Of course she doesn't tell her readers that she's a taco bell and mountain dew kinda gal either. 

I'm no paragon of virtue, I'll admit that right out.As I've said before I don't lie. Exaggerate once in a while, yes, imply something, perhaps, but out and out lie nope. 

Today I put my little Christmas tree outside to get some sun and a plant that we got at my MIL's funeral. Adds some color to the ugly front part of our house. I think I'll go to the nursery and get some plastic large containers and fill them with colorful plants. I need some color. And get some containers, a couple of tomatos and peppers and start them too. I used topsy turvy's before and if I can find some that aren't an arm and a leg, I'll pick up a couple, hang some hooks and start my garden. Unfortunately the spot where I want to start a garden is still full of crap, i.e. a dinghy that will never sail again. I don't think they will ever finish this cleanup. In fact here's a picture I took a few minutes ago:

I truly don't think they will get it done anytime soon. It could be a nice area. 

In the meantime it's an eyesore.

Something a little more inspiring. 
da bunny

16 February, 2012

A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 41

A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 41

By Amulbunny   
February 16, 2012

Outside my window. . . 72 and twilight.

I am thinking… I’d better not forget my MIL’s ashes tomorrow.

I am thankful for Being able to do what I like

From the learning rooms… School may not happen

I can't believe . . . Men want to control our reproductive rights

From the kitchen. . .Spanish Rice

I am wearing  Jeans, Tee Shirt, and slippers

I am creating. . . memories
I am going   to start dinner soon

I am reading . . .  Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

I am hoping… the burial goes as planned

I am hearing TV in the other room

Around the house. . .  kitchen needs to be cleaned

One of my favorite things… New Shoes

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Clean my closet
2.  Costco Trip
3.  Try on clothes I bought

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

14 February, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Got a hug from my oldest and a squeeze from my youngest. Haven't seen the spousal unit since 0645 this morning when he left on a job up in Santa Maria.

Never was much for flowers and candy though a nice dinner would have been fun. It's hard when this is his week on call. Oh well, the overtime will be very nice.

Nothing wacky or crazy on the other front I guess. I didn't pay much attention to tell the truth. I had a lot of stuff to do today. Tomorrow I have to pick up a friend from the airport at 0920 and then get him home, come back and pick up my son and go downtown to get a burial permit for my MIL whose ashes are sitting on my mantle. She's being interred on Friday. 

Am getting a cough again. Don't like that at all. I was at Bible Study and I couldn't stop coughing and I didn't have my cough drops with me. Dumb move. 

Happy Valentines Day.
Ash Wednesday next week.
Then Lent.
Then St Patricks Day
Then Easter.
In fact instead of giving up something how about doing something for someone every week. Be helpful, throw some change in the Ronald McDonald House bin at McD's, see someone hungry, buy them a sandwich and a bottle of water, let someone on the freeway change lanes even though you were there first. 

da bunny

13 February, 2012

shiver....and.. Another tangled web she weaves.....

Remember this from last week?
 Part of Satan's power of the air may include UFOs, aliens, and the air waves, such as TV and radio. Keep watch; don't become deceived or desensitized. For the unsaved religious, the spiritual, the secular, and all others, the prince of the power of the air may utilize programing via the media, TV, radio, etc. - programing people's minds to think the way the false god of this world wants them to think.

So this was on there today:
- I have too many educational dog shows DVRing. I'm going to tweak it so that we don't get so many.
- I am ANNOYED at this season of Biggest Loser. I'm my opinion, it is absolutely the WORST season ever, and I'm considering not watching it anymore, because the drama and immaturity is unacceptable.

So what do we conclude? They have cable and she watches TV, DVR's shows, and the aliens don't bother her. Why do I read there? I guess because it's come to be such a trainwreck. Dollars to donuts she'll post her hate for Valentines Day as a Catholic; therefore evil, made up holiday.  It's a Hallmark Holiday to me. I don't want candy and flowers, but having someone cook dinner might not be too bad. 

This is providing me with minutes of amusement.
And to those who think I'm mean, it's copied and pasted from those posts she doesn't archive. Ever wonder why? It's so people like me don't go back and find the inconsistencies that she will deny never took place. Open your eyes! 

Peace and out!
da bunny

09 February, 2012

A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 40

A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 40

By Amulbunny   
February 9, 2012

Outside my window. . . 76, clear sunny with a little breeze

I am thinking… My physical is done for another year

I am thankful for good health

From the learning rooms… applying for a student loan can be interesting

I can't believe . . . The Republican Party is so blind

From the kitchen. . .pizza???

I am wearing  Comfy jeans, mid sleeved blouse and sox!

I am creating. . . Maybe a trip to Penney’s

I am going   to think about shopping

I am reading . . Book 5, Game of Thrones

I am hoping… to get this school thing started

I am hearing Barking dogs

Around the house. . .  spot cleaning carpets

One of my favorite things… new clothes

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Enjoying the weekend
2.  Pay some bills
3.  Read some more

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

 Heading off into the sunset from LAX

08 February, 2012

And the crazy comes out even more. . . . .

 Part of Satan's power of the air may include UFOs, aliens, and the air waves, such as TV and radio. Keep watch; don't become deceived or desensitized.
 For the unsaved religious, the spiritual, the secular, and all others, the prince of the power of the air may utilize programing via the media, TV, radio, etc. - programing people's minds to think the way the false god of this world wants them to think.
 Oh yeah, Satan lives on Mars! With the rest of the fallen angels and the planet died because of it:

The Second Heaven is – Outer space. (see Genesis 15:5; Genesis 22:17; Genesis 26:4; Deuteronomy 1:10; Isaiah 13:10; and Isaiah 14:13)…
The fallen angels could have inhabited planets, since they were in the second heaven…This could have been so. Mars shows evidence of dried lakebeds, extinct volcanoes which at once could have been active, and that the tectonic plates used to move, but not anymore. Mars now shows the marks of a dead planet. I think that it is very possible that some of the fallen angels may have inhabited Mars for a short time, but killed the planet.

This comes from the person who watches netflix, has satellite for her TV, and many many "secular" shows on DVD. Give me a friggin break.

If I didn't have a sinus headache I'd go ahead and find out where it was copied and pasted from.

07 February, 2012

Battered but not beaten

To the supporters of the person who thinks I'm mean.
Google her.
Google anti or hate and her.
See what the true history is.
I'm not a fawning minion of anyone.
I am old enough, wise enough and smart enough to know that

  1. Mensa doesn't ask you to join
  2. You chased your husband when you were underage and lived with him before marriage 
  3. I fear for the education your children are receiving
  4. You've told often enough about hiding under the bed when your parents had drunken fights.
My eyes are tired so I'm ending. This is the last I shall say on it. I'll read but I won't comment since your minions are praying hedges of protection around you because of my "icky comments".

06 February, 2012

To the woman who thinks I'm a meanie.

Guess what !!!Memories last a long time. 

And somethings are even preserved in the internet forever no matter how hard you try to erase yourself.

I stand by my words. 

I'm not a liar. 

Think of me as a Greek Chorus (no not the one from STC) who's there to remind you of the things you've said in the past. (Look it up in Wikipedia, it's existed for thousands of year, even before your beloved KJV).

Also, since the KJV didn't come around till 1611, and the printing press didn't exist till 1440, how do you think the people got the gospel? From their priests you silly duck. That's why we have stained glass windows, nativity scenes and the like.

And you my dear, have flip-flopped in your writings as well:

12/21/2006  JUSTIFYING how the Christmas Tree & candy cane are Christian symbols

Feb 2011 you posted the exact same thing you posted today (2-6-2012). Recycling again?

And of course your post giving a defense of Christmas and how the bible PROVES Jesus was born in December. And the bible is full of verses that make a Christmas tree a great idea. She closed with this "If you decide to celebrate Christ’s birthday, don’t judge those who choose not to. They may just be weaker in the faith. On the other side of the coin, if you choose not to Celebrate Christ’s birthday, don’t judge those who choose to celebrate it. This is a biblical principle: don’t judge others on which days, holidays, Sabbaths, Lord’s Days, and feasts they keep unto the Lord". 

I love to do research and it's a great pastime while I wait for my school term to commence. Yeah, an old lady in school. Legal eagles and all that aside, Jesus would sit you down and ask you why you resort to what you do.

Lord, in every need let me come to You with humble trust saying, "Jesus, help me."
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations, Jesus, help me.
In hours of loneliness, weariness, and trials, Jesus, help me.
In the failure of my plans and hopes; in disappointments, troubles, and sorrows, Jesus, help me.
When others fail me and Your grace alone can assist me, help me.
When I throw myself on Your tender love as a father and savior, Jesus, help me.
When my heart is cast down by failure at seeing no good come from my efforts, Jesus, help me.
When I feel impatient and my cross irritates me, Jesus, help me.
When I am ill and my head and hands cannot work and I am lonely, Jesus, help me.
Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls, and shortcomings of every kind, Jesus, help me and never forsake me.


03 February, 2012

Friday shuffle and a quick memory

I was born to an older dad. He had one previous marriage and had a son who was born a year before my mom. This son, who was a POW in WW2, always treated my brother and I like his little brother and sister. He was married and had 1 child when my folks got married. When my mom was pregnant with me his wife was pregnant with their 2nd child. He is 6 weeks older than I am. My half brother died 3 years after my dad died. His wife had to raise their pre teen son alone as their daughter was married and living on air force bases. From what I can recall, his son loved his Mom.

Then the son got married and as with some families, there was an estrangement. The son stopped seeing his Mom and his wife was not interested in letting her see their kids. So my niece who by this time had settled close to her mom, was the closest family that cared. But their grandmother was said to have put a tidy sum away for each grandchild. Whether or not that is the case, if it is so, I wonder what the son will think.I was chastised by his wife for telling the kids as "they never had a relationship with their grandmother". Still family is family and they lived 6 miles apart and never spoke. Now his Mom is dead. I told his wife via message that I send my sympathy to him, because no matter what else, she was his Mom and she did the best she could. I think personally that his wife wanted him to put her family first in everything, to hell with his.  RIP Mary. I hope the fish are biting in heaven.

Now on to happier times:

  • Home                          Michael Buble
  • Oh, Carol                    Neil Sedaka
  • Angel Band                 The Stanley Brothers
  • You Belong To Me     The Doobie Brothers
  • China Grove                The Doobie Brothers
  • War Again                   Balkan Beat Box
  • Heaven's Bright Shore   Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Love is Strange            Mickey & Sylvia
  • 'Round Midnight          Thelonious Monk
  • Dust on the Bottle        Tim McGraw

Tonight's a kind of blues night. Just a bit sad. 

da bunny