Monday, February 6, 2006

I'm a Failure!!

Once again, I demonstrate my ignorance! I have repeatedly tried to put my pic on the side bar of this blog, to no avail. I have tried to add it to my profile: Nope, just got a smaller version of the pic in the text area. I may just have to give it up on the pics, I really don't know what I am doing, here, and I think it was just pure, dumb luck that I got a pic on here at all. The whole process is utterly confusing to me. I don't think anybody but me reads this anyway, and I already know what I look like, lol. I wish if anybody is reading this, they would post a comment so I would know..............

I had gotten all excited, thinking I was going to be able to save a lot of money on my glasses by ordering them on the web, and I happened to think, I have to have measurements for the frames----and I don't have them. These old frames are actually a little small, the temples are tight against my face and it's worn the finish off the metal. I turn a lovely shade of grass green where they touch me. So, I need to be fitted properly, and I will probably try to get some glasses with plastic temples to try to avoid that this time. Oh, well, maybe next time I will have the measurements and can order them online. I am kind of hesitant, anyway, about ordering them online. If they are not right, it would be a pain in the rump to try to force them to make it right, and then there's the mailing back and forth no telling how many times. It's 3 or 4 times the price, so I don't know which is the better way to go. There's pros and cons with both options. I will probably just go to Walmart and be done with it. I'll most likely have to order them now and pay half down on them, then finish paying for them when they come in or the first of next month. They said it might be a while before they come in after I order them, anyway. They have to send them off, I don't know where. Then if at all possible, I want to get some contacts, too, after I try the Torics and see if I can see any better with them than these regular contacts they gave me. I went in and asked Linda today when I was in Walmart buying bread, milk and drinks, but she said the Torics weren't in yet. I may go back Wednesday on the van and check again, or even order my glasses. More on that as it develops........

Jimmy has his sinus surgery tomorrow early. He is supposed to go through one-day surgery and come home tomorrow afternoon if all goes well. I pray it does. He has been sick for 2 or 3 months now, and the antibiotics haven't done him any good. Maybe if they get those blockages cleaned out he will feel a lot better.

I've got to finish paying the bills and see what, if anything, I have left. I got groceries today, and I had to use some money, since the food stamps were cut to less than half what they were Jessica turned 18. The groceries are still setting in the living room, my knees are killing me after all that walking and carrying in all the stuff. Lamar helped carry everything in, thankfully. We will have to have things before we get the next food stamps, but the good Lord always seems to provide. Donna brought us several things last weekend, and she brought me 2 POUNDS of Fleischmann's yeast yesterday. I told her all I needed was some sugar and some kind of grain and I could start a moonshine still, lol. I'll put it in the freezer, though, and it will last me forever and a day. I want to make several things of the yeast variety, including those Auntie Diane's pretzels, cinnamon rolls, (Jessica's favorites), and some of my yeast rolls. I have a long to-do list, though, and an overworked procrastinator, though, so who knows when I will get around to making them................

No snow here, just a few flurries and a little sleet today in Jonesboro, but it is cold and getting colder - 35 degrees right now, at 8:45 pm. Lisa and Sue came up at 11:30 today and brought Big N Juicy's as Mom called them, then we played our question and answer game till about 5:30. Lamar and Jessica went with DeLida so Jessica could clean the clinic, then they are going to revival at her church. I ate the second of those Lean Cuisine dinners they sent me to try.........It wasn't any better than the first one. I just don't care for them at all. I told them so when I did the survey on the first one today, too. Well, I am going to finish up and post this, I am tired and I may even go to bed early in a little while, (gasp!!). I was kind of waiting to see if Bill or Donna was going to be on here tonight, but it's almost 9 pm, and so far they're not. Anyway, I will try to post tomorrow.................

3 comments:

Sister said...

Diane,
First of all, you don't know me from Adam's housecat. Earlier this evening, I was reading my sister's blog, then decided to click on "next blog". After a few "next blog" clicks, I found myself at your page...and very entertained! By the way, you are NOT a failure. Your photo is very nicely displayed beneath your post. Unfortunately, I don't have any technical hints to offer you, as I am just now setting up my own blog.

I hope you don't mind that I made myself at home and read your page, but your warm and down-to-earth writing style made me feel as if I had been invited over for supper! It sounds like you are a wonderful cook and I would especially love to taste those cinnamon rolls. My sister has a recipe section on her blog, so you may get a request from her!

Again, thanks for letting me read and post my comments (from Nashville)...

BooMama said...

Diane,

You don't know me from Adam's housecat, either, but I'm Sister's sister, if that makes sense. She called me last night when she found your blog, and we both enjoyed it so much.

If you don't mind, I'm going to put a link to your page on my blog - I know my friends will love your writing style. I laughed out loud several times...you have a way of making your everyday adventures entertaining.

And yes, I would loooove that cinnamon roll recipe. :-) There's a recipe link on the top right hand corner of my page - I haven't been updating the recipes like I should, but there are some family favorites on there.

Take care of yourself! We'll be reading from here in Alabama!

boomama.blogspot.com

tam said...

Oh my Miss Diane...I have 5000 things to do tomorrow but I cant sleep. I started reading your recipes to get ideas for all the company I am about to get and then clicked on your home blog and saw the archives. Girlfriend, I have been laughing and falling in love with your writing more than ever. Reading you at your start in the cyberworld is just precious. I just could not resist sending you a comment all of these years later, hope your headache is going away or at least easing. Tam