Costumes!

fortune teller (free clip art)

fortune teller (free clip art)

Janice loves costumes.  She has always enjoyed playing “dress up” ever since she was a little girl.  Now that she is of “legal age” she has turned her passion for costumes into a very active hobby/collection. Since she is currently at the peak of her youthful beauty (and she IS a beauty!) she has been most interested lately in the costumes that show off her curvy figure.

Last weekend when she came over to visit she asked me if she could raid my closet to see if there were any of my old clothes that she could have. She know that I am a “keeper” and not a “thrower” and she was certain that she would find things in the closet that I have outgrown and will probably never be able to wear again that she could use to expand her costume collections. She left with quite a few skirts and blouses, telling me that they would make great “fortune-teller” costumes. I’m glad she took them – I have been running out of room in my closet and knowing that she will enjoy them makes me very happy!

Memories that warm the heart, soul, and body too!

web-pitaonottoman.jpgweb-pita-pig-face.jpgWe have a little dog that became a member of our family last year that keeps us feeling loved every minute he is awake. My youngest son is away at college, and we miss him a lot. I’m thinking about sending him a photo blanket with a picture of our dog for him to put on his dorm bed, to help keep him feeling “warm and fuzzy and loved” all the time. Our dog’s pictures are in the right hand corner of this post.

I’ve seen photo blankets in various places, pet stores, craft shows, and now I’ve found a website that sells them. The website also sells products that have photos on other items, photo throw pillows, photo shower curtains, photo pillow cases, and photo duvet covers. The site is easy to use, and they offer a discount if you order two of the same thing (one for him, one for me!) I’ve never seen the photo shower curtains anywhere else before. They say they can add custom lettering, too, it is 100% customized!

A custom comforter with a comical picture of our little doggie would surely bring a smile to his face every time he sees it! I think this would be a unique gift that he would treasure forever!

Today I taught my hubby how to make lasagna

Easy lasagna

Easy lasagna

Today my hubby asked me to teach him how to make “my” lasagna. So I stopped reading my emails, went into the kitchen and coached him through the entire process. He wanted to do all of it himself with me just telling him how to do it, so that is essentially what happened. It came out great and we had garlic-cheese bread and lasagna for supper tonight!

My hubby was quite impressed with how easy it was to make and he says he plans to fix it for supper once a month from now on! Hey, that is fine with me! I like it when I don’t have to cook!

Supper was cookin’ when I got home from work

Pizza (free clip art)

Pizza (free clip art)

I was pleasantly surprised when I got home from work today. My hubby had done all of the laundry for the week (I usually do it on Saturday!) and he had supper in the oven! DiGiorno’s 3 meat rising crust pizza, my favorite! Ok, so it wasn’t Beef Wellington, at least I don’t have to cook it!

Telemarketing calls annoy me so much!

Angry woman (free clip art)

Angry woman (free clip art)

I don’t know about you, but I really do NOT appreciate getting telemarketing calls at all hours of the day and night. I have put my name and phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, but I still get many telemarketing calls coming in anyway.

One of my biggest annoyances is the credit card companies calling me, trying to sell me Payment Protection Insurance. They say that for only a few dollars a month, they will give me insurance that will pay my credit card payments for me in the event that I become too sick or injured to work. I have heard that there are so many stipulations and exceptions to those policies that people that buy the policies have a hard time collecting on them. 

I always tell them that I am not interested in buying their insurance. The telemarketer always tries to “overcome” my objections and puts more pressure on me to buy the insurance. Why won’t I buy it? Because I am on a monthly pension, and therefore my income will not stop even if I do become too sick to work! I keep telling them to put me on their “do not call list” but the calls still keep coming in!