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Thursday, August 26, 2010

To all my blog girlfriends

Just had to share an email that I just got. Sorry if you are a guy. But this one is for all the girls.

Hope I made your day!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm melting!!!

This is the current temp close to my house. It's almost 109 degrees!!!! HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

Summer has finally arrived in southern California. This is hot even for where I live.

And here is where I will be once I get home from work.

Giving thanks that we have a pool. Want to join me? Just bring your own towel.

Monday, August 23, 2010

My birthday is over :(

Well my birthday is over. Boo hoo!

Not that I did anything exciting. I pretty much did my usual Saturday routine.

We started off with a trip to the local thrift store. Now I haven't been to my thrift store in about a month. So it was a welcome sight.

However, I really didn't find anything to write home to mom about. But I will blog about it.

I did find all these wood plaques for $1.00 each. The wood plate was $2.00. I'm going to make me some Halloween or fall signs. Let's hope I get them done before Halloween.

The only other thing I found worth buying was some more white plates. My hubby thought I had totally gone off the deep end with this purchase. You see, I already own about a bazillion white plates. But you can never have too many, right? Plus they were only $1.50 total for four dinner plates and three salad plates. They were a 1/2 off item.

Plus they totally match the plates I already have. You see, I purchased a set of these plates from Mervyn's back in the mid 80's. They lasted me until this year. I could still use them, they are just all scratched up & don't look pretty. So a few months back I found another almost complete set of these plates at a thrift store, so I retired my old plates. So finding a few more to add to my collection made me do a happy dance. Now if only I can find the matching bowls. My bowls are not looking too good & need to be replaced. But they still hold cereal.

This is the maker mark on back. They are actually stoneware and not ironware. But who cares. I love them!

After the thrift store we headed to lunch (after a quick trip to the bank and one to AAA to get something notarized). We went to El Torito's Mexican restaurant to use my "free birthday entree" coupon that I got from joining their e-mail club.

I got chicken fajitas & boy were they yummy. Too bad I didn't take a photo. But I was too hungry to stop and take a pic.

But hubby did take a pic of me with the deep fried ice cream.

After lunch we went to Granny's Attic which is an antique store in Temecula. Didn't find anything there that I wanted to spend my birthday money on. But they do have an old fashioned candy/soda bar. We decided we were thirsty & stopped for a cool one.

Hubby got Verner's (I personally think it's nasty tasting, but he loves it). I got a Dad's rootbeer. Not sure what hubby was looking at when I took this photo. They did have a small Hungry Hippos game on the table that we played for awhile.

The rootbeer was mighty tasty. The fridge is stocked with all kinds of different sodas. Mostly stuff I had never heard of.

I loved the candy area. It had all kinds of old fashioned candy. But I was a good girl & refrained from purchasing any.

But I was tempted to purchase these fizzies. Remember fizzies? I loved them when I was a kid. It brought back great memories seeing this.

The only thing I saw at the antique store that I really liked was this sign. But I think I could make it. Oh the hazards of blogging. We now think that we can knock off everything for cheaper.

After leaving the antique store we stopped by Home Goods. Did I purchase anything there? NOPE!!! I think it was the hot weather on Saturday. I really didn't feel like buying anything all day long. Not that I didn't give it the old college try. My heart just wasn't into shopping on my birthday. Maybe I was getting sick. Coming down with old-age-itis.

After shopping, went home & jumped into the pool to cool off. Layed on a raft and relaxed for about an hour or so. And no I am not going to share a photo of me, in my swimsuit, laying on a raft. I'm not crazy! I'm just fat.

For dinner we went to Red Robin and had my free birthday burger (another perk from signing up for e-mail club). They also give you a free sundae for showing up on your birthday as well.

So all in all, it was a pretty good birthday. I got to eat out twice, go shopping, hang out with some of my most favorite people and had happy birthday sung to me twice.

Now if we could just do something about this getting older crap. Other than that, my birthday was pretty near perfect (too bad I didn't win the lotto, then it would have been perfect).

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today is my birthday!

Guess what today is?

You guessed right.

It's my birthday.

And look who has dropped by to sing me Happy Birthday.

It's the Beatles!!!

Now everyone, I would like you to dance.......

Happy birthday to me!!!

Am I pathetic wishing myself a happy birthday on my own blog?

Don't answer that.

Just wish me a happy birthday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Signs of Me

I'm back from vacation! Did you miss me? I know I've been really lame at blogging lately. Must be the lazy days of summer.

I had a great time on vacation visiting with family, friends and most importantly, shopping. Oh, and we can't forget eating. How could I forget eating? Cafe Rio was fabulicious!!!

While shopping on my vacation I found a couple of signs that were perfect for me:

Can you believe I found a sign that says Starshine? I smiled when I saw this one at the thrift store while in Utah.

Did I buy it? Nope. $2.00 was too pricey for me. So I passed.

The following sign is the best sign I could have ever found. It describes me to a T.

More like Pepsi, but cookies work too. lol.

And no, I did not buy this sign either. It was on sale at Hobby Lobby for $5.00.

Can you believe I actually got to visit a Hobby Lobby? I was in heaven. I sure wish they would open a store or two in southern California. Are you listening to me Hobby Lobby? And cover your ears Tai Pan Trading. Hobby Lobby, I would be your number one shopper if you came to the Inland Empire.

Well I will let you go. I may share photos later of what I got at Hobby Lobby. You see my birthday is coming up in a week so you know I had to buy myself some presents.

Plus my niece is getting married tomorrow, so I have to help decorate. So I will probably share photos of how we decorated as well.

So stay tuned. And have a nice weekend. And try to forget that today is Friday the 13th.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm on vacation

Sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. My first reason is that I haven't had anything to blog about. I finally got my patriotic decor taken down. But I have yet to put up any summer decor. Summer will be over before I get around to it I'm afraid.

The second reason for my lack of posts is that I am on VACATION!!!!

A real vacation, not a stayvacation like I had back in June.

And where did I go for my vacation?

Nope, it's not some relaxing secluded beach. Even though I wish it were.

Maybe Disney World? Nope. Even though I love Disney World and Disneyland, I haven't been in over 15 years.

How about Australia? I've always wanted to visit there. But no, still costs too much for me.

Did I return to visit Venice?

Or maybe Paris? I did get the chance to see both of these places back in 2003. And I would love to go back someday.

But no. I'm not so lucky as to go to a foreign land.

Unless you consider Utah a foreign land.

Yep, I am in the State of Utah visiting one of my brothers.

My sister had to bring a couple of her boys to a week long camp of sorts at BYU called Especially for youth. She didn't want to drive by herself so she invited me along. All I had to do was pay for my food. And since we are staying at our brothers house, it is pretty much a free vacation.

So I may not post much if at all this week as well. I will if I find someplace fabulous to blog about. So far we have visited places where I used to live (I lived in Utah back in thelate 70's, early 80's for about 8 years. And went shopping at the mall.

Today we are hoping to hit up some thrift stores and craft stores. I want to visit a Hobby Lobby as we don't have them in southern California.

So I hope that all if forgiven on my lack of posting. Take care until we meet again. Until then, I am on VACATION!!!!