Another year again with Decorations

There you have it… November is here and Christmas decorations are in all the stores again…. But nothing is new, so I decided to take a look at my collection of decorations that seem to have collected themselves through the years… Maybe you know this phenomenon at your house too???

I see all these tips (life hacks) as to how to organize my decorations and sort them out and so forth and the most annoying are the strings of lights that seem to magically tangle themselves throughout the summer months. How this happens is beyond me…. Really baffling when I think about it (maybe better not to think about it..)

Of course, with good intentions I bought all the organizational material needed to sort out my chaos of decorations, but the thought of them not being placed in their beloved box that I bought them in, that is held together with adhesive tape brings tears to my eyes… that carton or better said the box for the glass tree decorations has a history to it and just looking at the faded price sticker reminds me of the day I bought them… How can an organization box with everything crammed neatly into it give me the same feeling???? No, it can’t!!!!

And there before my eyes are the strings of lights, some brightly colored and others only with white bulbs tangled up overnight by themselves, because I know I placed them properly in the box at the end of the Christmas season, plus which string of lights still works or which string has burnt-out bulbs??? A puzzling question indeed!!!
This is a job that needs to be tackled right away before the magic moment of using them in December… Nothing worse than a burnt-out bulb to ruin the look of your Christmas tree or the fact that the whole darn string of bulbs don’t work because one bulb is burnt-out and the lights are already on the tree… I know the lights worked before I hung them on the tree ( I tried them out first and everyone light-up) I am sure you know that problem too????
Then there are the yearly broken decorations in the box…. How that happened is beyond me??? The OMG effect is best in this case is my motto..

When confronted with a broken glass decoration is care of the utmost importance; not because you could cut yourself, but because maybe the decoration has memories attached to it and so depose of it with care when saying good-bye to it… Good bye dear decoration….we had many years of great times together!!!

One more thing are those plastic decorations that are a dime a dozen but do not stand a chance on my tree, because they just don’t have the shine and shimmer that glass decorations can give you on your tree….

But what I really wanted to say is: Sort out your decorations carefully and enjoy the moments when doing it, because there can be great memories attached to some decorations and we seem to forget that in our busy lives…….. Have fun sorting out!!!

Who is Vacuuming Here???

Now I know this is not exactly an exciting topic for Sunday’s but I just had to tell you about what happened this afternoon……I was meeting up with some people I know and we got onto the topic of vacuum cleaners…. really exciting right??? Okay maybe not so, but anyway….

One of the guys there said he really enjoyed vacuuming and seemed like some sort of expert in this area, which I never thought to be true because don’t guys usually hate doing house work??? or am I wrong….. I personally think he was like being paid by some vacuum cleaner company otherwise, how do guys know soooooo much about vacuum cleaners….

Okay the truth was that he was recently out shopping for one and divulged his inner secrets to us….Isn’t that exciting…. I bet you are just sitting on the edge of your seat thinking WOW… I want to rush out right now and buy a new vacuum cleaner too, but please wait a minute before you do. Thanks

Yes, there are models for guys and the sort for other users and they come in all shapes and sizes too….. My brain is just exploding here with all these thoughts about if I had to purchase a new vacuum cleaner and which model to choose from tooooo…. Too many choices for my liking, but then again I don’t need a new vacuum cleaner.

But I could imagine how it could be in a store selling vacuum cleaners… there you go bee-lining towards the vacuum cleaner section of the store, everyone is still calm and easy going, but then the OMG moment comes right there before your eyes are the rows of vacuum cleaners in all shapes sizes and colors, and I have to make a decisive decision as to which model I should buy…..

Which color matches my rug ( very important fact… I would not want to own a vacuum cleaner that did not color coordinate with the color of my carpeting.) And then with or without those dust bag things that holds all the nasty dust and other stuff that the vacuum sucks-up……Okay, with the bag-less model, I can see if I maybe vacuumed up some money or something valuable and fish it out of the dust , or I go towards the mysterious bag model where I have no idea what I vacuumed up…..

Now these subjects could bring about intense conversations between people( this was reveled in our conversation… how exciting..) who do not know about which sort is best for them and the attachments that leave you wondering what they are all for or maybe you do not even need them….. That is a personal choice……

Though I must say I would make sure there is the attachment that lets you remove dust and crumbs from the sofa, because you never know how much money is hiding under the seat cushions on your sofa, and just imagine there you are enjoying a round of vacuuming( sorry, not my favorite job around the house, so do not call me!) and lift-up the sofa cushions to find some cash…. Finders keepers, just like when emptying the pockets before doing the laundry( an important rule not to forget and you can share this idea with your friends too.)

Even with that you have to worry about sooo many other things too, like the length of the cord ( who cares!) But no there you have it… As reported:
„ Honey how long is the cord on model XYQ?“
„ Oh, it is only 5 feet long…….. My golly are you even listening to me?“
„ What did you say? I love this color and it is just what I was looking for.“
„ You just asked my how long the cord was.“
„ Oh, stop being such a nag and worry about such things!“

And the conversation went on for what seemed like eternity, but after a little hug they both love each other again and the decision was made and they bought model 22wd for only $300.00 in hot pink so that it matches the color of a bottle of nail polish…..And so the happy couple went home with their new vacuum cleaner and lived happily ever after.. Okay I can only report what I know, so the other facts you have to find out yourself and ask, but I am sure you too may have experienced such moving events in your lives,plus what could be of more interest on a Sunday afternoon as to how someone bought a new vacuum cleaner?
And I bet you too have talked about some cool things to today?

Advice Headlines

I got to looking at advice headlines online for a bit of a change in my reading style…. Not that I am looking for advice but I wanted to read about what concerns other people.

There was the guy in love with someone he works with….. To me that seems like trouble and if everyone in the office knows about it… I think this problem answers itself… It could be that he is like a little boy in love…Staring out the window dreaming of the tender moments that he could share with that person or he is texting that person with poems and dreams of their love that will never be…. My advice to the guy: get focused and sort yourself out! Get a foot back on the ground and forget it; I would not want to lose my job because of some silliness.

Taking a short nap at work… Now that is a great idea! Arrange to have a nap every afternoon from say 1:00pm to 4:00pm and then once rested up you can go home at 5:00pm. Life couldn’t be better….. Please where can I apply for that job and does it pay well?

Now this is an all time great: My garden …. And how that fits with the other two I am not sure and can only presume that it is something like this: Guy is at work having a nap and dreaming about the person he is in love with at work. There you have it. A lovely flower garden idyllic, birds singing and lovely trees the feeling of tranquility is in the air they are there in each other’s arms; when suddenly the boss comes in and screams “ What the h…. are you doing, sleeping on my time?” . Bad idea napping at work!

Another daunting thought: someone thinks everyone is against them… Okay, that’s bad, but it can’t be true. I know everyone doesn’t like me and to be honest it doesn’t bother me either. I would say…Stop worrying and get on with things, before you miss out on all the great things that are happening in life!

A real one: Problems in the bedroom….. OMG!!! I don’t think a news paper can help that couple or the guy dreaming at work (I am not too sure who they were writing about). They need to seek professional help or talk to each other like folks did one time… that could help too. Let’s see what happens and find out who it is????

The normal one some famous person…. Bla,bla,bla boring… I want action like the topics above!!!

But once I read all those tidbits of advice I didn’t and don’t feel any the wiser and I wonder do the people who wrote in feel any better about the response that they received and did the guy in love at work solve his problem and did he get in trouble for taking a nap????
These are unanswered questions and I feel like I am left hanging here… I want to know how the guy’s life is going and was it him with the bedroom problems…. Please people answer my questions, so that I know advice can be real and have real results!

Take my advice and read all the wonderful bits of advice, but be careful, they may not give you the answer you were looking for!

Beany Bye-Bye

Not long ago when two people wanted to part and go their own way;you actually spoke to each other and said that “the relationship” is over…… a situation that requires tackt and nerves to say that….

Then along came the good’old text messaging and so only with a few words and not having to look the other person in the eyes…. Write the text and press “send” and the relationship is/has ended and then a quick login on a social network and the person changes their status to “single” again and now the world knows , with just a quick click you are alone again….

How easy it is to say “good-bye” and I don’t want to be with you anymore….. How impersonal electronic devices and the Internet make the world!

But now there is this so called “bean plant” that can do the job for you as I recently read. Just put the seed in the soil and follow the instructions and then in about 5 days you have a plant and on a leaf is written” It’s over” …. I see this as even worse than a text message, because a text message you get right away and with the seed thing you have to wait. This may make the person think that they are loved and not being dumped, or maybe it’s Good, because in the germination period you may decide to get back together again and dispose of the plant before you can see its leafs….. The wonders of nature!

I wonder if the folks who thought this bean thing up was having relationship problems and didn’t know how to say “good-bye”…… The never ending ways of breaking-up

If anyone out there has tried this method of breaking-up….. We all would be very grateful if you would let us all know how the person who received the ” break-up bean” reacted? 

Life can be painful at times but greenery still has its moments! 

A Date…. Don’t be Late!!

Since dating just doesn’t take place like it used to years ago where you actually left your house and went somewhere in the hopes of meeting someone that could be just what you’re looking for and give that person your phone number and hope that they call… Not anymore as I was informed just recently… Life is online and that’s where all the great guys are to be found. That was actually something that I never knew before!!! OMG

But how you go about it is even more fascinating, because there are soooo many things that you need to think about and how to write all that online and so forth is just astounding! But at least I know now what to do if I ever go online to look for Mr. Right. Ok, if I follow the things below I hope that I wouldn’t scare off all those great guys out there, but then again honesty is the best policy… Isn’t it????

I have to make a” wish list”: Ok, I am looking for a guy my age and now what????? Oh, I forgot.. I need a questionnaire for all those great guys to fill-out or otherwise they won’t be put on my “wish list”… Guys have your pens ready!!!

The “score card”: A must after all those guys answered the questionnaire and now I have to rate them … Compared to what… No info available for comparison. Need to do extensive research before the “score card” can be implemented.

Now I need to go “Online”: I didn’t know that you had to go “Online” to participate in “Online” dating… How stupid of me!! I would have never guessed that in a million years… Thanks for the tip!

Oh, go “Shopping”: Now, is that for the guys or is that what I have to do before my first date to make sure I look my best… This here seems to be going to my head… I know I look good, so I guess the shopping has to do with the guys or am I missing something?????

My “profile”: it shouldn’t be toooooo long. I was thinking a short expose of say about 10 pages to cover all the pertinent facts about myself and if you manage through that then maybe you will say…. OMG, now that’s some chick.. Isn’t it???? Good or bad I’m am not too judge here it’s up to all those great guy readers!

Make you “curious”: Now that is easy because in my expose it is full of BS anyway and so you guys are curious about what sort of chick is that… Life couldn’t be simpler

Problem –“Don’t be Funny”: Now my life has just ended when I can’t be funny and laugh. Does this mean that I can’t write any funny jokes or have a bit of humor??? Now my life will be boring, because there is no fun in writing anymore and what guy wants a chick without humor???? Ok, maybe there are a few of you out there.

I have to be “selective”: Doesn’t that go along with my wish list or is that for after I filter out all the great guys that have said that they want to meet me?? And if I am to selective then there won’t be any guys because my Mr. Right is in my dreams and not online…. This sounds complicated to me!

Write using “optimistic language”: Sounds too easy to be true… Where do I start with my cheery, happy easy going, positive personality…. Is that optimistic enough??

The last but most important “ marketing yourself”: I guess that is like sort of advertising saying that I am the best chick in the universe or I should write some other nonsense about myself as if I am some sort of item on sale that comes with a 4 year guarantee against rust or what??? But yes, marketing is probably very important and seriousness should not be forgotten either here. Though I don’t see myself as an object to market… I am just a great person with an over inflated ego.. Now that is marketing!!!

So, should you decide to dabble in “online dating” do take into consideration all those important facts before you jump into the online pond of dating!!!

Modern Humor for Modern Times

A little modern humor for today’s modern society. I received the humorous text below from a friend ( the author is unknown) and thought I would share it with everyone because it seems to show how life is really heading now-a-days!

We had an outage at my place this morning and my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad & my new surround sound music system were all shut down.

Then I discovered that my iPhone battery was flat and to top it off it was raining outside, so I couldn’t play golf.

I went into the kitchen to make coffee and then I remembered that this also needs power, so I talked with my wife for a few hours.

She seems like a nice person.

Guys and Gossip

I almost fell off the kitchen chair just now when I read that „Guys Gossip“… That is something that I would have never thought of in a million years!!! My golly; I had to read it in a news paper to confirm my thoughts after all these years…. Thank you newspaper article for letting me know that my thoughts were true…. I really feel relieved now and can get on with my Sunday!!!

Plus, not only the gossip article there was another one in another weekend paper that showed how guys brains are working with thoughts… No scientific stuff, but more categorized about life, and what you guys think about makes me wonder ????

Back to gossip connected to the brain: This whole gossip business made me think and I know I have written about gossip before, but never in this context of each section of a guy’s brain what have they gossiped about or are gossiping about.

So each section of the guy’s brain I guess inspires guys to gossip or is it talk…. I’m confused here

1. “ Beer section”: Now that is something I know has potential for hours of discussion and to gossip about who drinks which brand of beer and where can you get the best deal on a six-pack. Defiantly gossip potential here!

2. “S…. section” : You all know what I am talking about here, without spelling the word out. There too is an endless gossip topic that guys can dream about; compare notes on the subject and fantasize about something for hours, but first a couple of beers to get the conversation rolling…

3. “Making money section”: The most important thing of all or not??? The size of your wallet makes you a man and the thinner it is ….. Sorry, most chicks won’t like you, nor will you have many so called friends either.. But you can gossip about each other’s salaries or how much the boss earns and “why aren’t you earning that much?” Money is a topic which can be gossiped about forever!

4. “ Hot air- doing nothing section”: Oh, now doing nothing and just shooting the breeze about nothing and trying to look good in front of the other guys is a past time for many guys or just talking about nothing trying to impress some gal or someone else.. But you can gossip with the other guys about this and tell them how they BSed some chick into believing something… Life at its finest hour!!

And last but not least on the gossip / brain list was:

5. “Eating section”: Food definitely a must because who has eaten at the best restaurant or who’s partner can cook the best meal or even exchanging your favorite recipes and maybe even start a cooking club to combine all the above mentioned so that the gossip is focused and not just aimless conversation. Good gossip is the key to life and without it we would all be lost!

As for the chicks brain there was a diagram too, but I’ll get back to that later on this week.

Guys enjoy gossiping whatever the topic maybe!

I Married my Smartphone!

The days of smoking are over! Who needs to light-up a cigarette, because there is a replacement for it right in your hand and it’s always there, and knows about you, keeps track of your dates/ appointments and is basically your companion that one cannot do without today…. Our Smartphone, cell phone, mobile phone or whatever you want to call it.

It is simply there and always with you… No one would admit that they are a “Smartphone junky” because it is seen as being fashionable, so you never leave home without it!!!
I am always surprised by how attached people are to their Smartphone’s and I see a new trend on the horizon “Marrying my Smartphone” if you aren’t already married to it. People seem to spend more time monkeying around with their Smartphone’s than with their guy or gal……

An SMS conversation between a guy and gal:

1 – Guy: Ever heard of spoken communication?
2- Gal: Not too sure, let me check the internet to see what that was or is?
3- Gal: That was something that was done years ago before Smartphone’s
4- Guy: oh
5- Gal: should we try
6-Guy: How ??
7- Gal: ????
8- Guy: Huh ???
9- Gal: Date??
10- Guy: y +m
11-Gal: Yah, Fri ev @ 8.00
Now the date:
Real time speaking to each other: hi – hi
SMS:
Guy- Should we talk ??
Gal- Txting is easier
Guy- ok 🙂
Gal- ok 🙂
Guy- Pizza + Beer?
Gal – Do you have the order app for this restaurant?
Guy- sorry no
Gal- 😦 No food… you jerk!!

Is that what dating or communicating is turning into???? I hope not, because I still love to talk.
Then there’s the app that lets you communicate instantaneously, so the sender basically can judge from how long it takes for you to answer as to what you are up too…. Now where’s my life?????

Everyone wants to know what the other person is doing or indirectly even control or distrust the other person to whom they are sending the message too… or it is a plain form of self realization because they constantly need to tell someone how great and popular they are… But are they really popular???

I feel that sometimes my Smartphone is like a big chain around my neck!! Do I constantly have to be sending sms’s???

Wouldn’t it be nicer to call the other person up and hear their voice??? The sound of a real person’s voice can be so nice to hear and hopefully it won’t get lost in the world of sms’s!

Conversation is so nice, so let’s try and keep it alive!!

Have to be Happy?

Now here’s an eye opener. The happiness agency; how this operates I have no idea but I am sure that it will bring happiness to hundreds of people who visit it – hopefully ??????
Sure happiness is many different things and we all have different ideas as to how we are happy or will be happy. But an agency to help me be happy …. WOW!!! How can they do that???

Here it is: I am standing there with my number ( very important… don’t want to butt- ahead of anyone would I?) dreaming of how I will be happier.. I am happy or at least I thought I was, but then again I may be side tracked with my happiness thoughts and not have the right kind of happy thoughts.

What makes me and my guy happy??? Well lots of things my list could circle globe if I wrote them all down. Isn’t the saying” it’s the simple things in life that make us happy”. Ok, that is passé´- the thought we need is to be modern up-to-date and keep with the times no more old fashioned happy thoughts about simple things….. I need modern thinking, so what is modern happiness???

After pondering a bit on this questions and phoning around to a couple of my gal friends we came up with some ideas… ok, it’s our point of view and not the rest of the worlds view, but then again I haven’t the time to question everyone. So, sorry when I didn’t ask you, and please don’t be upset with me. Thank you!

Modern happiness could be:

1. Having a new cell phone so I can contact the world and be online to tell everyone that I just bought my phone…. Happiness – for how long???

2. New shoes – wow they look good and I only spent a month’s salary on them, but I’m worth it… Aren’t I or did I have some bills to pay???

3. A vacation …. Now that can bring happiness but it only lasts as long as no one gets into argument, but otherwise we’re having a great time… I am happy!!!

4. New watch – as long as one of my friends don’t go out and buy a more expensive model then I have… Then I’m not happy

5. New handbag – Life at its best for a gal and nothing can hold her back as long as she is carrying her new handbag with her or until an acquaintance buys an up-graded model! Life can be so painful when it comes to handbags….

It seems modern happiness is only attached to buying stuff and not to the inner happiness that we once knew or has that disappeared somehow through the years? I think it’s important to be happy but I don’t need an agency to help me be happy. I can be happy myself and I bet those other people could be too, if they wanted to and made an effort; instead of worrying about how can I spend my money and then I will be happy.

Have a happy day and remember it doesn’t cost a cent to smile…. That’s what so great about them!!!

Save Me A Cent

All I read lately is about how bad times are and that we are all trying to save and get ahead somehow. Yes, that is sad that the “good times” are over but shouldn’t we make the best of what we have???? That was how it was when I was a kid. But, modern time’s people living beyond their means or can or could cause problems or the influence of things that are out of your control….

I’m no financial wizard nor do I want to be but the advice from around the globe as to how to save a penny here and there seems somewhat overrated in my eyes and so I have interpreted the ways to save cash in my words:

Penny pinching: It may be cool in certain circles but for those less fortunate who have to pinch every penny it may not be so fun …. So that sort of advice you can take it as you see best for yourself.

Secondhand-stores: They have always been around; only before no one ever gave them a second thought until nowadays were the trend to be trendy is to shop there… I need to be in!!

Gardening & good living: We have always done gardening but nowadays it’s not for pleasure it’s a must for many. But you can say what you want home grown veggies taste really good and it does give your life that little extra and to see the results of your garden and to say…. I did that myself !!

Hotel Balconia: Many of you out there may not have heard of this great place and it should be on the top of your vacation list! Hotel Balconia has a very familiar flair you don’t need to drive hours to get there and it offers all the luxuries of home… Have you guessed where it is??? Right – staying at home

Cleaner air: Maybe a fact where you are living but isn’t that only because you can’t afford to drive your car and the factory around the corner that employed so many people shut down and moved somewhere else (you all know why). A positive fact is that if you own a bicycle you can get it out and ride around and enjoy the clean air and get exercise at the same time, and save going to the gym for a workout( now that’s a money savings tip!)

Books: First spend your hard earned money on an e-reader and then you can read to your heart’s content as long as you have paid your electricity bill to recharge the battery in your e-reader and have enough money left over to buy the e-books. Logical conclusion in my eyes as long as you don’t need to buy glasses…..

Divorce: No one in their right mind will get a divorce nowadays it’s too expensive. So they stick it out with their partner, and as the “old saying” goes, and now it holds true ….. For better or worse- Honey we are staying together no matter what!!!

Families: These days when people are penny pinching , gardening , not divorcing and Hotel Balconiaing it, then naturally they are together and will eat their meals together.. What else is there to do except be together and be a family… Wasn’t it like that too in earlier times before the computer????

This whole business with saving, reading, gardening and so forth has worn me out already.. So those of you out there reading this… Take a deep breath and clear your mind and approach your life as you see best!!

P.S. Just a little thank you to all of you people out there who are reading & following my blog.