Monday, October 25, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Chuckles

It's Blue Monday!

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Have some fun by visiting other Blue participants and leaving comments; you'll be surprised how many will return the favor.

Please notice all of the blue in these pictures.

When I was a child--back in the covered wagon days--Halloween was a carefree holiday where we dressed in fun, happy costumes and got free candy. No decorations were necessary, and it did not cost much to participate. I don't ever remember being scared.

We had little if any money, and Mama would sew costumes for me, my twin brother, and my younger sister. I remember one year, using an orange and white checkered piece of material, my brother and I went as Jack and Jill. She simply made a skirt for me and a pair of pants for my brother. We wore our own white shirts! (Mama was quite creative and a good "salesperson"! She could convince us that the costumes she'd made were special.)

Betty Rubble from the Flintstones is my kinda costume! Look at all of that lovely blue!

Costumes were no more scary than this blue pirate costume.

If anyone was a ghost, they would be a friendly one, flying through the blue sky.

I really don't like scaring small children.

Matter of fact, I'd rather laugh.

Happy Blue Monday!

Check my sidebar for three book giveaways.

Blue Monday Participants
1. Jill, MS
2. mizhelle
3. Fall arrangement
4. Candy @ The Little Round Table
5. Shirleys World
6. Dena E
7. LaVoice
8. Annie
9. Valerie-Traveling Through
10. Pie
11. kat
12. Rinkly Rimes
13. Grace , Manila
14. Self Sagacity, US
15. Rantis, Swe
16. Jan, Blue Quilt
17. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
18. Treasures from the Heart
19. Little World of Fun
20. peggy gatto
21. Life is a Battle
22. Poetic Shutterbug
23. Bahchi
24. Joyful
25. Adrienne
26. Carpe Diem Sweden
27. Lani in Taipei
28. VH
29. Loui♥
30. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
31. Someone Is Special
32. La Dame de Nage
33. Rose of Sharon
34. Eden, Australia
35. Reach Beyond Limits
36. Janie at Southern Lagniappe
37. La Corda D'Oro @Amiko
38. Roy and Trigger!
39. Shannara
40. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
41. Milla
42. Donnie
43. Debbie-Dabble
44. Becky K.
45. Auntie E's Garden
46. Linderhof-candy corn cookies
47. Vernz
48. Hasse A. Norway
49. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
50. Livsnjutaren
51. ellen b
52. My Place to Yours
53. hapzydeco
54. Joy- Books and Life
55. Kayce's Daily Notes
56. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
57. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
58. DeniseMarie
59. annies home
60. Ruth
61. Debbie at The Paint Splash
62. Maria's Space
63. My Will Is Strong
64. Dhemz
65. Shy- USA
66. I Heart Blue and giveaway info!
67. Cabin & Cottage
68. Gunsside, Norway
69. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
70. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pink Saturday Dog & Cancer Survivor

When I spotted these two dressed as Piglet and Pooh, and the little guy in Pink, I thought you might get a chuckle. Neither dog is mine; I copied this picture from the internet.

Precious Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday.

Please Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presently Presenting for your Perusing Pleasure.

They've Plotted, Planned, and Preformed to Perfection so you can take a Peek.

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Everyone has been touched by the horrible disease of cancer. October is all about breast cancer. It seems that the world is saturated with Pink. We are all praying for a cure.

I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor. It's known as the silent killer as symptoms are often vague. It grows undetected, and few of its victims survive.

Teal blue is the color of the ovarian cancer ribbon.

Twenty-one years ago, I had a mass the size of a grapefruit removed, along with all the rest of my "lady parts." It had not metastasized. Although I had to visit an oncologist for five years, I never had to go through chemo or radiation.

No matter what color, I am truly a blessed woman.
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See you in two days for Blue Monday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blue Monday - Alligator!

Welcome! It's Blue Monday! I'm so glad you came to play.

If posts are not about Blue or not linked back here, they risk being deleted. Last week, at least ten were deleted. I hate that! So, please, please follow the instructions located here.

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We used to live on a lake, and we now have a small pond in our backyard. It's so peaceful; I love to see the blue sky reflecting in the water. People often ask if any alligators live in the water. I've always answered that I've never seen any. However, this is Florida, and where there's water, there could be a gator.

Last Monday, Johnny spotted an alligator strolling in our front yard! He watched it as it continued through to our back yard and into the pond. Then, he grabbed the camera. Here's the proof. You'll have to squint, but it's that small dot in the water.

This shot is a little closer.

I'm sure this shot is close enough. Wanna come over for a swim?

Happy Blue Monday!

Check my sidebar for my book giveaways.

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. Sheila
3. Fall redo
4. LaVoice
5. Little World of Fun
6. Dena E CareBears
7. Milla
8. Donna Connolly
9. blue-taiwan
10. DHM, Room Redo
11. Fifi Flowers
12. Christine
13. Shannara
14. fes Journey of life
15. Elaine
16. Pie
17. Rose of Sharon
18. Maboe, Norway
19. Poetic Shutterbug
20. La Dame de Nage
21. Anni, Sweden
22. Priyanka Bhowmick @ Lensomania
23. mercedes scott
24. Treasures from the Heart
25. Rantis, Swe
26. Eden, Australia
27. Rinkly Rimes
28. Life is a Battle
29. Life Ramblings
30. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
31. Doni@faithgracecrafts and Giveaway!
32. Lani in Taipei
33. Vernz, Phils.
34. Eileen, MD
35. NatureFootstep Swe
36. Kayce's Life and Journey
37. Crafty Gardener, Canada
38. Donnie
39. Reach Beyond Limits
40. American Folk Art in Blue!
41. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
42. Maria's Space
43. Judi @ Cranberryblossom
44. Tove, Tenerife
45. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
46. Linderhof
47. Sue-Someone's Mom
48. sandi @ the wistlestop cafe
49. DeniseMarie
50. hapzydeco
51. Belle
52. My Place to Yours
53. Shy
54. ellen b
55. Loui♥
56. Lillianna - Sweden
57. Annie
58. Valerie-Traveling Through
59. Dhemz
60. Zoe's World
61. Ann
62. Windsurfing in Florida
63. Nnika, Sweden
64. Kelsey@The Flip-Flop Farmgirl
65. Joyful
66. Sherry@MyJourney
67. Cabin & Cottage
68. Komali-Butchart Gardens
69. Terie- Caribbean Sea
70. Joy- Books and Life
71. Livsnjutaren
72. Claire Rose
73. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
74. Saltbox in the Country ~ Autumn
75. Saltbox Treasures ~
76. jerla :)
77. Gunsside, Norway
78. Lynns Lovelies
79. Patricia
80. Junneth's Landscape
81. annies home -

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Low Mileage Kitchen

Shelia at Note Songs is having a party, and I just couldn't miss it! Besides, this is a good excuse to show off my new kitchen.

My kitchen is Low Mileage because I seldom cook. While my children were growing up, I prepared three meals a day. I even bagged their lunches on school days.

However, after my children had flown from the nest, I began college. I was old, I was working full time, and I needed to find some time in my schedule for all of those homework assignments. The solution: Take-out! I ask you, if God wanted me to cook, why are there Burger Kings?

After completing college, I never looked back. (Hey, I'm no dummy! I like being spoiled.)

Here's a shot of my cherry cabinets. The ceiling is twelve feet high. This presented a dilemma as I'd never before put things on cabinet tops.

However, it was fun! I loved decorating the tops of the cabinets. That huge pitcher on top of the refrigerator is the only blue in this room. (I'm sure that surprises many who know me only for Blue Monday.)

We had crown molding added to the cabinets and installed lighting underneath. It's especially pretty at night.

My kitchen provokes memories of bloggers. For instance, Gloria at Happy to Be sent me a bunch of Autumn decorations last year when all of my decorations were boxed up and in storage. I've used all of them again this year; don't these two delightful candy corn candles look perfect on my kitchen counter?

My favorite aunt gave me this sweet, pink pedestal dish many years ago. I'm a well-trained blogger, and I think of Beverly at How Sweet the Sound whenever I see pink. I use this dish to hold my faux fruit. You might notice that I put REAL labels on several of the pieces of fruit to help them look more authentic. Once, one of my grandchildren, was all set to bite into the plum before I stopped her!

Here's the other side of the kitchen.
You can see the entrance to the laundry room, with the door to the garage.

I think of BJ at Sweet Nothings whenever I see this little black and red oven dress.
I bought it at a craft fair some time ago.

Check out my sidebar for some book giveaways.

See you for Blue Monday!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Water Dispenser

Isn't blue a marvelous color? It seems to be found wherever I go!

It's Blue Monday!
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I never thought about buying water before I moved last year. Whenever I wanted a drink, I'd just get some from my tap; if I wanted it chilled, I had a refrigerator with a dispenser of ice and water in the door.

The water where I live now has a different taste. It doesn't seem to bother most folks, but it sure bothers me. So, I've turned into a consumer! Yep, I buy some of those plastic bottles that clog the landfills. (Shh! Please don't tell.) At least I recycle them.

I guess I'm not the only one who doesn't like the taste of the local water. Look what I found not too far from where I live: water for sale! Of course, it's a beautiful eye-catching blue.

This unique stand is located in a corner, in the parking lot of a strip mall. If you wish, you can click on any picture to read the instructions. I tried my best to get close enough for you to read.

There's a little, clear, plastic door that covers this spot. Johnny held it open for me so that I could get a clear photo for you. This is where the water comes out. Just place the empty container, and...

It's 25¢ per gallon, 75¢ for 3 gallons, or $1.00 for 5 gallons. You must supply your own container(s).

While we were there, a lady stopped to buy some water. Look at the containers at her feet. I guess she spent $1.00. It didn't take long, and she was on her way. Perhaps I could try this and save a landfill or two.

I think it's ironic to find Artic water in Florida!

Check out the book giveaways in my sidebar.

Happy Blue Monday!
Happy Columbus Day!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. LaVoice
3. Milla
4. Dena E's Place
5. Rinkly Rimes
6. fifi flowers ~ additional painting
7. Fifi Flowers
8. Nette's Life Journey
9. Fall decor
10. Fes Journey of Life
11. Shy
12. Debra Kaye
13. Christine
14. Niko
15. La Dame de Nage
16. Pie
17. kat
18. Lani
19. Mar
20. Poetic Shutterbug
21. blue-taiwan
22. Rantis, Swe
23. Maboe
24. Carpe Diem Sweden
25. Little World of Fun
26. Vernz
27. Donnie
28. Let's Experiment, Select and Collect!
29. Wifey10-United Kingdom
30. Fickleinpink
31. Sharon's Kitchen Panlasang Pinoy!
32. AnnA(Sweden)
33. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
34. Kitttens Playing on a Blue Rug!
35. Eden, Australia
36. Eileen , MD
37. cindy
38. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
39. Shannara
40. Annas Adornments, Sweden
41. Reach Beyond Limits
42. Valerie-Traveling Through
43. Cure for the Blues - Linsday
44. French Blue & White Pottery
45. Helen
46. Traveler's Notebook
47. Sweet Nothings
48. Kim,USA
49. Komali-Butchart Gardens
50. Dhemz
51. Judi
52. hapzydeco
53. The Blue Tree
54. Books and Life - Joy
55. annies home
56. Annie
57. Kayce's Daily Notes
58. carolynUSA
59. Maria's Space
60. peggy gatto
61. Patricia
62. Joahna Vern, Philippines
63. Treasures from the Heart
64. Tracy F. @ Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
65. Shaylyn, Philippines

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Store

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Notice the lovely blue tile on the exterior of this special store. The sign on this blue store says, "It's Great to be a Florida Gator." The reflection makes it difficult for us to window shop, so let's go inside.

Inside, you will be able to purchase as many blue shirts as you'd like.

There are blue shirts all over the place with many different sayings on them!

Need a blue Gator shirt? They're right here! I know that Jeanne's husband at Backyard Neighbor would like to shop here.

Even the local restaurants show their blue Gator pride. See the framed art work hanging on the back wall? You know you're in Gainesville, Florida!

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Dena Es
2. Dandelion & Daisy Blues
3. mizhelle
4. Shy
5. Natasha's Nutcrackers!
6. Milla
7. LaVoice
8. Fifi Flowers
9. Candy @ The Little Round Table
10. Jill, MS
11. Vernz
12. {oc cottage}
13. Pie
14. Briarside Lane
15. Eden, Australia
16. Mary@OnePerfectBite
17. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
18. Joyful
19. An Eskimo Bakes
20. La Dame de Nage
21. ~CC Catherine
22. Poetic Shutterbug
23. Little World of Fun
24. Komali-Glaciar garden
25. Niko
26. Grace,Philippines
27. Lani-Hongkong
28. fickleinpink
29. Treasures from the Heart
30. Kero, Dubai
31. imriz
32. Wall Corbel to Canopy & Shop Transformation
33. Annelie E, Sweden
34. Life is a Battle
35. Siromade Australia
36. Maboe, Norway
37. Linderhof
38. Manang Kim, USA
39. Wifey10-United Kingdom
40. Belle
41. Joahna Vern, Philippines
42. Blue Bubbles!
43. NatureFootstep Birds
44. Beverly @ How Sweet The Ssound
45. Rantis, Swe
46. Donnie
47. Lesa@DustyUs
48. Joysweb
49. Romantic Frenchy Table Makeover
50. Sweet Nothings
51. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
52. Glistener
53. got blues?
54. hapzydeco
55. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
56. Beeutiful by Design
57. Grandmother Wren
58. Linnea
59. Valerie-Traveling Through
60. Dhemz
61. Bella's Web
62. Denise Marie
63. Auntie E
64. Sherry
65. Wandering Thought
66. Mimi
67. Joy- Books and Life
68. peggy gatto
69. Kayce's Daily Notes
70. Shannara
71. JayLeigh
72. Irene Photography
73. Denise
74. Patricia - USA

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