Back Scratcher

Good Morning Wonders!

It’s Monday and I actually had some madness over the weekend that I need to share.

I have a back scratcher “The Bearclaw!” but I didn’t know it’s full potential. I bought it at Walgreens 2 years ago just because I liked the way it looked. Having capsulitis I can’t always lift my shoulders and definitely can’t rotate them at will, so this little tool was needed.

Well Saturday while the carpet was being vacuumed I noticed it wasn’t picking up anything. Why would it? Kids don’t pick up anything on the floor they just think the vacuum destroys things like the garage disposal does with limitations. Anyway as I was clearing out the sock,, Legos and dog hairs, the more you pull out the deeper you must go. I used a Pencil, toothbrush, comb end, hanger ( tried it but the bent end deterred my efforts.). I looked around and finally I saw something that I thought would reach, The Back Scratcher!

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I was digging and digging and when I went to pull it out, well, it got stuck. I gave it another pull and what? The arm extended. What? I didn’t know that. All this time I’ve been using it to just get to my bra strap and I could have scratched my whole back. I could have gone over my shoulder and scratched my butt if I wanted too. I’m such a dork! Have could I’ve not known. Now the super back scratcher, my new favorite tool is so becoming and has multiple uses.

I’ve used it to reach in and get clothes out of the dryer. Sssh, don’t tell the hubby I still need the pedestal for my washer and dryer. It hurts to extend my shoulder and reach into the back of the dryer. I’m convinced if it was on a pedestal I would be waist level to the opening and then could reach my whole torso into the dryer. That would be better until my back goes out. But I’ve been saved at least for now by my handy back scratcher.

I also used to to change the time on my wall clock.

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Now it doesn’t have to be right 50% of the time.

Wonderers I’ll get back to you on all the other things my back scratcher can do. Alex thinks I’m Inspector Gadget. I’ll have to watch the reruns, I’m not sure if that a compliment or not.

Well I’m off to art camp. 🙂
Until next time, thanks for perusing and keep wondering.

PTA

Hello Wonderers:

In the beginning of the school year I signed for the PTA (Parent Teacher Association. I agreed to do all volunteer titles but especially – The Baking Committee. I never received a call all year but last week I signed up to volunteer.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I did hall monitoring. Thursday afternoon I made and distributed popcorn and drinks for Teacher Appreciation. Friday I baked desserts for a staff luncheon.

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By Friday afternoon I was exhausted but I enjoyed my week of volunteering. At this point they asked where I’ve been all year. My thoughts on that question – I signed up PTA (please take action.)

When You Care Enough….

Good Morning Wonderers!

I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day. I had a lovely day myself and as usual my children did their best to out do each other for the winning gift. They get a kick out of surprising me. When they were little I never let them spend money on me. I still prefer that they did not but I can’t stop the older children and they always come up with something extra special. I’m so lucky!

This year I got something that I have to share on Mundy Madness.

Alex worked around the house all last week earning money to buy cards. He presented me with a piece of paper with a explanation.

“Um Mom Mom. I couldn’t find a card that said what I wanted to say so I made you one!” I live for the handmade stuff so I eagerly accepted it. Take a peek!

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“We may not be the best family in the world but we will always love no matter what”

I wasn’t sure how to take at first but hey, it was made from the heart and sent with love. This year Alex you win!

Until next time, thanks for perusing and keep wondering.

P.S. Children I loved all my cards and gifts.

Mom tested, kid approved.

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Yes Wonderers I went down the slide!
I almost got trapped in the fort to the point I told Jada to get Pop-Pop. Thank God the Playground Gods sprang me from my cage and I was able to lay down on the slide. If it can hold this big kid, I think it’s safe enough.

Thank you weekend warriors (Brent, Jared And Dan) and Pop-Pop for purchasing the Backyard Discovery Tucson Model 65411 from Walmart.com. Anyone in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area needing a handyman, Dan is a talented young contractor. I plan on using him for a few projects around the house.

The 641 reviews made the choice on which swing set to purchase a breeze. We look forward to all the summer adventure but I won’t be coming down the slide again!

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Mundy Madness – Culinary Delight

Good Morning Wonderers:

 

I see you guys with your cups of coffee and I have a great story for you today.

 

I came in the front door.  D says to me, “Oh, so glad your home.  Come into the kitchen, N has a surprise for you!”

Now as you may know N is learning disabled.  Generally she is not allowed to cook unless someone is home and when I say someone, I mean me.

“Sit down, your in for a treat!”  I sit down and my husband puts a plate in front of me.  “You have to try this” he said with a smile on his face.  It looks pretty good so I ask, “What is it?”

“The Fish Dish!”  Okay I’ll bite. After all she had been working on it all afternoon.  She can only concentrate of one thing at a time and she did it all by herself with no supervision.

I took the first bite and I’m sorry I could not eat it.  I turned my head to spit it out.  My husband started snickering.  This time I asked, “What is in it?”

N starts explaining, ”the recipe called for cornflakes but we didn’t have any.”  “So what did you use”, I asked?  She looks at her dad and then again at me and says “Special K…………………with blueberries!” 

Needless to say we all ate at Popeyes for dinner.

AS always, thanks for perusing and keep wondering.

The Sexiest Woman Alive

Yesterday, I saw that Scarlett Johansson Is the sexiest woman alive. I think she is gorgeous, but the sexiest alive? So I asked me husband.

Me: Is Scarlet the sexiest woman alive?

Him: I think she is beautiful but not the sexiest alive.

Me: Well then, who is?

Him: I don’t know.

Me: You don’t know?

Him: I answered your question. No she is not the sexiest and I don’t know who is!

CHICKEN!!

Mundy Madness – No, No, No!

Good Morning Wonderers!

Do you remember this painting?

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I was so proud of it. What did I say? It was on my level. Well this is Dr. S., my art instructors reaction.

“No. No. No! I don’t care what ethnicity you are, nobody’s hair lays like that! And why is she laying down? Fix the hair!”

I took my little painting to the back of the room with my paintbrush between my legs, crushed. “It’s only my first painting class”, I thought to myself. I took it home and didn’t bother with it at all. The whole painting was an accident in the first place. Remember I told you I used permanent maker to draft out the sketch, in which again, Dr. S. said, “No, no, no!” I explained to him that I was trying to cover over the marker and thought I could get away with it.

Well wonderers, I tell you, I worked on that painting and I worked on that painting but at the last moment I didn’t get to take it back to class because of some mishap or another. So, I decided to take it to the first guild meeting I ever attended. I had only just joined in October.

Well apparently, there is a face associated with his expression because as soon as he looked at it, the whole room echoed, “No, no, no!” In which he quickly added, “Where’s the squirrel?”

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So….,
I’m back on it wonders hoping to here a yes, yes, yes when class starts again.

Until then thanks for perusing and as always, keep wondering.

My Get Well Quilt

Hello Wonderers:

I woke up this morning to a wonderful breakfast courtesy of my granddaughter J. She left it on my nightstand because I was sleep.

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I especially loved the details of her mind. The glove is definitely a special touch.

You guys have to go over to Prettyladybaby to see what she’s been up to. She is having a 100 blog giveaway Friday but I must show you the get well quilt she sent me for recovery. My picture doesn’t do it any justice but I’m sure she has a better one. I call it the rainbow guilt. It’s light but very warming and it is the first to bare her logo name.

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I didn’t get a chance to show you guys what me and the children did for the holiday so here is a recap.

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We made lots of goodies for our neighbors and friends. Shifted around a lot of dentures at the senior citizen community center. They loved them but we will have to make them much smaller next time. Alex and mine first time at making candy. We went on and made Caramel popcorn when we got tired of cutting and wrapping the candy. A Christmas Eve dinner for a family we met at the rehab center that got to go home. Coconut macaroons for everyone who rang the doorbell. Whether they liked them or not. And… Cinnamon muffins just because they make the house smell like Christmas, to me that is. Last but not least Kerrie and I started on the Artsy Oven Mitts.

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This face says it all so please go over http//www.prettyladybaby.com and show her some love. We are two down (my templates) 108 to go!

As always thanks for perusing and keep wondering

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Mundy Madness – I’m Recovering Fine

Good morning wonders:

This morning I was watching a yoga program when the instructor questioned mental adversity – was I using it as a stepping shield or a stepping stone? Noticed I said “watching” but I’ll say stone and I’m going to attempt to use my humor to throw a few this morning. For those who don’t know me humor is my defense mechanism. And if I can find the humor, All is well!

I have been in the bed for a week now with five more weeks to go and I have already discovered I need to build another house. This is my senior survivor moment.

To get around on my own my house will need a mini kitchen upstairs. A Bowl of oatmeal would be a survival food but no one knows how to make it. I said to my husband “I’ve been making oatmeal for these kids all of their lives how come they don’t know how to make oatmeal?” He just shook his head saying, “You answered your own question!” What ?

I also would have never suspected my children do not have a standard eating pattern. Well I’ve been feeding them for over 30 years breakfast, midmorning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and dessert without having to be provoked. They are willing to do it, some of them came home to do it, I just have to ask! People lunch is around noon. Hint, hint.

My new home has to have eye level cabinets along with an eye level stove. I would have never known how much bending and squatting I did in the course of a day. But reaching back into the depth of a floor cabinet is senseless. And it is amazing how everything ends up on the floor. If it wasn’t for J I would be depressed living in the mess I made. She keeps picking up my things for me singing, “Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up!” But the everybody sounds different than the rest of the song.

I need a dumbwaiter! Everybody brings things up, nobody takes things down. If I had a kitchen upstairs I could wash dishes. Sike!!!! No housework for me!

Oh wait, I have been brainstorming. I repurposed a Christmas gift temporarily.

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Desktop easel transformed into a bedside tv stand. My greatest creation this year!
Okay morning pain is calling me. Time to wake someone up so I can get something to eat so I can take a pill. I’m thinking instead of building a new house, I should send one of the kiddies to butler school. It might be a wiser investment.

Until next time, I’m recovering fine, but keep wondering.