Friday, July 29, 2011

PC Party Reminder

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 28 2011

Just a quick reminder. In case you want to order something for my Pampered Chef Party, the show order close date is one day away, on July 30.

This round I ordered the 3 cutting mats for $15, n a paring knife for $2. Shipping to my house was only $6.50.

There was a country option on the enter address section.

You can access the catalogue Here. Click "How to order" button. Enter "Snaggle" then "Tooth" (first/last name) to find the host of the show.

This is a pic of the busy harbor pier in July from the top of the Bluff hill. I like the clouds.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Green Cat

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011

Happy about.... A fried egg?
I do like fried eggs- in my croissants with cheddar cheese. I even had one today. Very fattening too.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011 There was another severe storm watch with tornado warnings in the western part of the state again Tues with power outs n damages. We got the lesser storm section here. Right at sundown, the clouds broke over the M-cove again! The pic was taken Tuesday on the way to errands.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Save Me?

... a Kiwi King jello mold?

(There's a kiwi in my frig some where...)

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011... A new super-hero action figure with ballerina toes, hook-arms, granite shoulder-pads, chest-eyes, n a golden, blank face?

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011 A recent trip to the front beach revealed that being a life guard is no longer the grueling n rigorous job it used to be. Now they get to ride the beach all day in a buggy!

Why isin't that my job? (My feet are sore).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pampered Chef

Hey YOU! Yes YOU! I am throwing an online Pampered Chef party and you're invited!!

( Like a Tupperware Party, kinda )

I know you eat, and you know people who eat, and if you don't eat (you're really skinny-) I am sure there is something you'll see that you will be intrigued by.

Want to look at the products? Go to Pampered Chef Party
and click "order online" (it's in the bottom left corner) From there you can enter my name or "Snaggle Tooth" (2 words, as in first & last name) and anything you order will be credited to my Party. Simple right?! The deadline to order is set for July 3oth- so order now!!

If you have any questions my daughter's contact info is on the webpage.

(Maybe you want a PC Party too)

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2011

Here's the virtual refreshments... made for a PC party at BBM's last March. They have recipes too!

It's not often I endorse a company's products. I have just a few, n they are some of my new favorites. Especially the cupped-spoon-like spatula called a "mix n' scraper," which is guaranteed not to melt n gets cake mix out of bowls like a breeze. Really tho, these products are quality.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunset After-Thoughts

Image by SnaggleTooth July 19 2011

Image by SnaggleTooth July 19 2011

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 19 2011

My prettiest pic of yesterday, plus two very silly faces with reflections which would've stayed forever hidden from view without this PaintShop Pro program...

Stay cool out there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Get in Line, Take a Number

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011
I'm so relieved another grueling work week in the stifling heat n humidity is over! Going into work early this summer has me unrested, plus I'm having bruised body-aches with bad sinuses again. I'm still trying to catch-up on the put-off errands from last payday. My list is long n furious to catch those store closing deadlines on Day Off.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011The dunp run for smelly trash is first, the Market for refrigerated food is last (closes at Midnight). Mischief needs Flea drops, Little Truck needs fuel treatment. I need to save some grocery bux at the The Dollar Tree, n get to the Post Office too.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011

The laundry n lawn are also in need of attention. I'll be happy to get any of it done at this rate- really tho, I just want to rest!

These are good, close bird pics for my old Digi-cam. This goose has lost her mate, n has adopted many additional goslings who are growing fast. I saw them from the D-bridge last week.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011

The gull was wave watching at high tide with me last trip to Fav Beach. Sometimes tasty tidbits roll in, n you got to stay on the ball or the other birds will get it first.

Wish I was more on the ball this week, myself!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beach Break

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 12 2011

Today I got my entire body in the bay! Yay!
It was 90 degrees F, tide was high after 5 pm. I found my swim suit, my old, wear over it, "Calvin" t-shirt, beach glasses, n the old sand chair, which used to belong to my Mom.

The tough part was finding non-dust-mite harboring towels to use. Finally found some packed in an airtight bin. I need to wash everything I use within two weeks of wearing to avoid a rash reaction, unless properly stored. Sometimes I'll take something out but it will make my face itch immediately- so I can tell If I shouldn't use it. I tend to pack laundry in clear plastic bags, n some storage bins.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 12 2011
Needless to say I still have piles of summer stuff to wash, towels next! If I want to swim tomorrow, I'm out of luck...

This afternoon was hotter outside than inside. It wasn't difficult to get Mischief in off the deck. She only gets out on Days Off when I'm at home, so I can keep an eye on her. There are so many dogs near by recently, she's been good staying upstairs. If there's another kitty tho, she'll start a fight.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 12 2011
It was a perfect swim day at Fav beach. Not too windy, the waves not too rough. Not alot of folks that late on a week-day. Only had to dodge a few horsefliesm n luckily made it without a bite. It was peak High tide, n the normally shallow zone was over my head, the way I like it. I'm good at treading water n floating round a long time. Swam under alot too, that's where the cooler water was.

Some older folks set up next to my chair while I was out in the water.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 12 2011When I got back, the old gent kept saying he was 82, n his wife corrected to 83. He couldn't believe she didn't bring any food. I had to apologize I didn't either. Then he told me about how during WWII when he was 15, he n a friend took a rowboat out to the sandbar at 3 am one full moon night! He didn't get in trouble cause his dad had been off to war- A time he'll never forget.

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 12 2011

What's neat is, I first saw this spot when I was 15 too! My friends n I walked down the rocky shore here from a summer house one night. Some places always stay special, n you always come back... even if it's just in dreams...

I'm very greatful for my hour at fav beach today-

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beach Combing

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011

Most folks here are doing alot of this lately. I stopped to toe-dip myself after walking to the Post Office last Day Off. I haven't had a relax at the beach day yet... Maybe next time if I can wake up early n it's still hot. The tide will be higher this week too...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Busy As a...

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 6 2011
After having to wait all week, I finally got to go back out in the daylight on the deck today.

This past Friday before work I got stuck in a dilemna.

In a hurry to get done fast, I went out the upstairs outside door n quickly set down a water bucket next to the closed door n went around the corner to look at the flowers on the other deck section. When I turned to go back in there were about a dozen hornets swarming in tight circles about the bucket!

It occurred to me that I was trapped with no way to get back in the house, or downstairs without going thru the hornets... I'm allergic to bee stings.

Since I've lived here that's never happened to me before. I'd previously sprayed around the deck with "Shoo-Fly" repellant as I do each spring. Usually that keeps the bees from nesting up here. Threatening a nest would be the only thing that would rile up hornets like that, because they're very territorial. I've done alot of past Bee research...

Rooting thru gardening supplies out there in a covered barrel, I found an old bottle of plant pest insect spray, almost empty. I took off the spray nozzle top, n tossed the remaining liquid near the door, ducking back put of sight around the corner.

Then the available bug spray was all gone, n didn't stop the hornets from milling round. What else could I use? So I started throwing water from plant watering jugs on that whole section of deck- Also did not deter them!

Finally, I decided to hold my cloppy flip-flops instead of making sound, gathered my courage, n I ran past the bucket down the stairs, while jiggily pouring out a water jug held over my head all around me- It worked!- Not stung, n not followed down off the deck, either.

Still had a big prob tho... No keys for car or other door, no money, no phone in my pockets yet! Not even a drink of wake-up tea! But now wide awake alright- heart pounding outa my chest too!

I saw the "R" summer neighbor on her porch, n asked of she had bug spray to borrow, but no luck. Other neighbors were out somewhere. I needed to leave for work soon or be late, n was a heavy traffic day too, on the holiday week-end- I felt pressure to hurry n think to solve the prob for myself.

What else could I do? There was a string-head mop on the downstairs porch.

A plan formed in my head to hold the mop out ahead of me to divert the hornets attention, n go up the stairs to try to get in the door. Quietly n slowly I went up the stairs. Part-way up, as soon as I could reach the bucket with the mop, I quickly pushed the bucket further down the deck away from the door, n rushed back down to the yard. the hornets were still crazy for another ten minutes while I watched them from downstairs.

Finally, they simmered down with the bucket out of their way, n I couldn't see many around. Once again holding the mop out ahead of me n flipping the strings about, I went up the stairs, spotted clear air to the door, grabbed the latch, n quickly ran in! I made it!

I quickly checked all over me for insects, n the mop too. Tho it felt like things were crawling all over me, I was clean- success!

Another "I'm alive!" episode in my life, n I solved it all by myself! Immediately I thanked the Creator n the Angels for helping me out.

At times like that I always want to eat chocolate Ice cream... but I had to hurry out the other door to get to work, which I did instead. I had to use the downstairs door all week, until I finally got Bee spray, sprayed after dark, n then had to wait another 24 hours before feeling somewhat safe using the door again.

I finally got in another sunset from the D-bridge too. I'm finally getting to that ice cream today too! It's been a very long, busy week...

Berry Nice

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2011
N Berry strange altered pic here...
A tall, cartooney Giraffe with blue hair wearing glasses, a large, steer face in the BG,
-but the squirrel with the red, Hazmat goggles n vacuum hose paws wearing the large, nut-shell bra really is out-standing...

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2011
Just a cup n bowl of Huckle berries On my table with some yard blossom pickings, n deck Petunias which all seemed so still-life n innocent at the time...

I'd never have imagined!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Red, White, n Blue

N green, n pink, n purple,

N fireworks, n hotdogs, n crowds,

N boats, n noise, n BBQ smoke,

All you lucky Patriotic folks

who get to do that stuff-

Happy Independence Day!

At least I'll get to watch the Will Smith film on VHS after work...