Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Since it’s October…

Let's tell our scariest ghost stories ever. If you don't have a real-life personal ghost story, then relate one that you have heard around a campfire. I have a couple that I can share.

Right after my paternal grandmother died and we got home from the funeral, I was sitting in a chair right under the wall phone when it rung. I picked it up and it was my grandmother's voice. She kept saying Deborah, Deborah, Deborah. I turned white as a sheet and my mother asked me what was wrong. I told her it was Grandmother and she laughed and took the phone away from me. When she listened it was a dead line, not a dial tone, but like the phone was dead. Mother said that was weird. Several years later I was telling this same story to two of my brothers. They did not believe me. I was adamant that it was my Grandmother on the phone. I heatedly said that I wished there was some way that she could show us a sign that it was actually her the day of her funeral on the phone. About that time the depression china that we inherited from her which was in a china cabinet in the kitchen started rattling and shaking making a large noise. My younger brother screamed like a girl and jumped clean over the couch and one of my older brothers said the hair stood straight out on the back of his neck.

This same grandmother had a house that we kept in the family for several years after she died. At one point one of my older brothers and his wife rented it. There were huge french doors off the main foyer/parlor into a room that my brother and his wife used as a living room. My grandmother had used it as her sewing room/storage and did not like any of us going in there messing with her things when she was living. She always had to have the french doors closed. After my brother and sister-in-law were living there for a while, my sister-in-law noticed that the french doors were always closed in the afternoons when she came home from work when she distinctly remembered opening them in the morning just before she left. At first she thought my brother was doing it. She asked him about it and he said that he had not shut them. Then they thought it must be a problem with the doors not being aligned properly and that they were shutting because of that, so my sister-in-law got some huge, heavy planter's pots with some kind of large plants to put on either side of the doors to hold them open. She liked the sunshine from the foyer/parlor to shine into the living room. I kid you not these pots were heavy and hard to move. Shortly thereafter, my brother and his wife left for a party one afternoon and they came back just after dark and when they came in the front door through the parlor, the first thing they noticed was that the french doors had been shut, but the potted plants were still in the same position that they had left them and no one else had been in the house. Isn't that eerie? I guess my grandmother wanted those doors to be kept shut. My brother and his wife soon moved out of the house saying that my grandmother was still there haunting the place.

What stories do you have to tell?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Indoor/Outdoor Carpet

Eddie and I drove to the nearest "big" town today and bought some indoor/outdoor carpet for his storage building. Since he has been unable to work, he has been slowly cleaning out his storage building to move some of his hobby stuff in there for more room.

His hobbies have been slowly creeping over into my side of the hobby room. I even had to move my beading to the dining room. I actually only have one-third of the hobby room for my scrapbooking and bill-writing. I was beginning to feel cramped.

Anyways, we went and bought some carpet for him to put down. Indoor/outdoor carpet is not heavy and the kind we bought is kinda scratchy, but we got a spotted gray/black color so it won't show dirt as bad, we hope.

The only thing I worry about is that he will start going out to the storage building and/or the shop so much that he will never be in the house anymore and I will miss his company. I guess I will not let him do that. Maybe I will move my hobbies out to the storage building with him. LOL

Hope the path you walk is covered with at least indoor/outdoor carpet!

Type at ya soon,
Shop/Storage Building/Hobby Widow

Saturday, October 06, 2007

bullies, snobs, and ignoramuses

Three things that scare me:
1: sharks
2: heights
3: scary movies

Three people who make me laugh:
1: Eddie
2: my brother, Chris
3: Shannon

Three Things I love:
1: family
2: my dogs
3: to read

Three Things I hate:
1: bullies
2: snobs
3: ignoramuses (other car drivers)

Three things I don't understand:
1: Rob Zombie
2: Marilyn Manson
3: math

Three things on my desk:
1: a paper weight
2: a desk calendar
3: procedural manuals

Three things I'm doing right now:
1: listening to a college football game
2: squinting to see my typing
3: pursing my lips at some of these questions and answers

Three things I want to do before I die:
1: lose weight
2: see Shannon get married
3: hold my future grandchildren (and in that order please)

Three things I can do:
1: love
2: cook
3: blow air out of my eyeduct (where did that answer come from?)

Three ways to describe my personality:
1: offbeat (obviously)
2: corny
3: blunt, but with tact

Three things I can't do:
1: become invisible
2: stop a speeding bullet
3: leap tall buildings in a single bound

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What kind of Pizza are you?

I am a large thin-crust ham and hamburger (beef) with extra cheese, please!

Eddie and I went to Pizza Hut today and that's what I ordered. I could only eat two slices, but now I have enough for supper tonight, breakfast tomorrow morning and maybe enough for lunch tomorrow. I absolutely adore Pizza Hut pizza.

Eddie likes his deep-pan. He used to only order meat lovers, but I have persuaded him that my toppings are better. They make the pizza taste great. With a little spices and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, yum, yum!

A lot of my blogs are about food, but I can't help it, food just tastes so darn great. Sometimes I wish it didn't taste so good. LOL

If you want to, comment and let me know what kind of pizza you are.


Monday, October 01, 2007

What's for Supper?

Eddie is cooking pork steaks smothered in onions and gravy with rice and string beans for supper tonight. He is the best cook.

He tells me he just got a "hankering to mess up the kitchen." LOL He is not into cleaning up after he gets a "hankering" though. That is the only downfall to him "fixing" supper.

I guess there are worse things to have to live with.

Gonna have a feast tonight,