Monday, November 28, 2016

Angel Man

Tis the season you guys....  I have not forgotten.... Angel Man who keeps me sane all year round.  This year I would just like to lick him lol... what is wrong with me? lol...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday and it's Pizza Night

Okay, I did not post as much I said I was going to did I?  I always bite off a little more than I can chew.  However, last week was a start and I hope to carry on.

This week was totally uneventful.  The weather had me in a blue mood.  Rainy and cold.

Penny Loafer has been holding her own ... she has good days and some not so good.  Today is a good one!!  She walking in a straight line ... lol ... and not wobbling.  On the off day's she sometimes takes a miss step and lands on her butt and it makes her really mad!  She looks at me like I pushed her ... haaa ...  if I try to help her she growls at me and gives me the stink eye.  She can get up easily enough ... but I think it hurts her doggy dignity.  Silly girl.

We have a deer invasion.  With this nice weather, they seem to be mating much longer and are forever in the ditches and roads next to the house.  I drive very slow down our long road to the highway.  It's funny I never see any other animals around here except for wild turkeys and the odd bunny wabbit.  I did see some lost dogs the other day.  Our neighbour is a Deerhound breeder and has a huge compound just across from us on the other side of the woods.  Sometimes the young one's like to dig and two of them got out .... they crossed the woods to our yard and sat in my front yard very stressed out ...trying to figure out how to get back to their compound.  They are beautiful dogs, and almost as tall as me.  I tried to point and show them the direction back ... but as nice looking as they are ... they are not too bright.  I called the owner and all he did was stand outside his house and yell...bark bark bark ... and they ran back through the woods as fast as their feet would carry them. You would think it would be loud with that many dogs so near to us, but it's not.  They have about two howling sessions a day (feeding time).  They all bark in unison for about 1 minute ... and then... that's it!  I always time them and it's never more than a minute.  Occasionally they will bark if they hear an ambulance on the highway.

Well, I should get moving and clean up the house.  Also, it's Friday and that is still Pizza night even though I don't work anymore. I think I will make it instead of ordering in.

Take care youse guys... have a nice weekend.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Well, well, well ... look at me ... blogging.  It took me half an hour to figure out how to do it again.  I took the advice from an old friend who reminded me of the blogger she liked to read that I once was .. which made me look at what I had become since then.  Yes, I believe I have become a FB rat!  lol.  All caught up in pictures of kittens, getting involved in stuff that doesn't really concern me, and even posting a picture of my dog's poop!  I have sunk pretty low ... but the dog poop picture still makes me laugh!!  So, I thought I would take the leap and see if I still know how to put more than 3 sentences together.

I was just reading the last posts I wrote which now seems so long ago.  If anything blogging triggers a lot of memories I had forgotten.  It's nice to put a date to an event ... and go... wow did that happen eg. in 2011?  Ain't it funny how time slips away?  (I bet you won't get that song out of your mind all day now).

Well, it has only taken 5 years and we are all settled in the new (now old house).  We didn't have a clue what building a home was all about and how many things could go wrong.  If I had to do it again I would buy a house not build the sucker.  The house itself was mostly completed, but then there is landscaping, a driveway to put in (and remove two years later).. long story, a new patio, a shed, etc.  Every year there was a new project .. and they never went well lol.  But finally, it is all done. Gord just finished putting the final touches in his garages and workshop. He has a sound system in there that almost blows out the windows in the living room.  My god!!  No wonder when I talk to him he always replies ... what?

A lot of shit has flown through my life that I never mention on FB because all my relatives and friends read it.  This seems safe again.  I'm not a person who likes her business on FB... but needs a place to vent with old friends if need be.  You guys were always there for me.  So I think I will start a blog on a Monday... keep it through to Friday with my thoughts.  I know if I feel the pressure of writing something every day .. I won't.  But I have to admit this feels good today... thanks, Donna..

My heart is heavy for my bro... he has been fighting diabetes for many years and has been on dialysis for almost three.  This week he has been diagnosed with cancer ... not sure what or where... but in his chest or lungs and tests are being done.  He has flat lined at least three times when he couldn't breath and they have always brought him back.  He is a fighter.. but with cancer ... that fucker takes it's toll.. most of the time especially when you are weak.  So, I am preparing for the best and the worst before Christmas.. 

Penny Loafer is doing good ..turned 17 yesterday... she has vertigo issues... but as long as she get's up from a nap and follows the hallway to the door ...she is good.  Man.. she is partially deaf but still can hear her squicky ball .. and tries to run for it...and she does.

I have gone on long enough ... and so enjoyed talking to each and every one of you that are still here.  I will send you a private message on FB to let you know I am blogging again.  


Monday, January 20, 2014

Anyone want to Roomba?

I have been having fun with this little guy.  It's really more of a toy than anything useful.  He can be pretty bossy too.  Sometimes he just gets a mind of his own and goes all over hell's half acre.  You can set up little guards in places you don't want him to go to but I usually forget and find him trapped in my underwear in the laundry room!  He seems to be attracted to discarded underwear ... little perv!  It's so cute when his battery is starting to die, he turns around and makes his way back to the charging station ... turns his ass around and backs up into the charger .. it's hilarious.  Seriously people I must get a life.

Concerned friend:  Joan what did you do today?
Joan:  I played games on my computer for two hours, read my blogs, had lunch and then watched my vacuum cleaner try to clean my underwear.
Concerned friend:  Cool ... vacuum porn!

This is what's holding me back! I wish I could get out there but it's impossible.

Looks like a big ole pillow doesn't it?

Later all!!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Did a little makeover in here today.

Happy New Year...out with the old and in with the new!  I plan to expand "The New House" link because so much has changed here after that was posted. But, just as I was doing that the power went off and killed it.  It is -40 effing degrees below here ....people... I almost shit my pants.  It happened at 6:00 PM ..and I was running around trying to find candles, batteries, flashlights and my portable radio ... and it came on again.  This went off and on 5 times...just as I was about to panic.... 5 times was the lucky charm..... I finally was able to put my casserole in the oven and not worry about heat. 

I understand how difficult it was for those people in Ontario with the ice storm now...mind you they don't have our temps...but when it's dark, cold, and you don't know where the heat will be coming from it is very scary.  We have a gas fireplace....and it was on...but once the power went off..soo did it....well what the fuck good is that?  I thought it would stay on?  I guess if Gord would have been home he could have relit it....?  I have no idea.  We are spoiled rotten ... aren't we? Our ancestors would be laughing in our faces. 

So ... with that out of the in the heck is everyone?  I see most of you on facebook so I pretty well know what's shaking.  I spent a lot of the day reading my old blogs....or essays....good gravy I was long winded... and said nothing about a   Play time every night when I came home from work in those days.

I had to get used to some of the new stuff around blogger......but I'm not near as anal as I used to be about the appearance of my blog.   Words are the best... I no longer care about the rest.  Okay just a was always a challenge and I liked that.  Taking a step back. 

See youse guys again soon :)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Well I could see it...WTH ... just checking in...

As of late I have been a little rude on face book.  I have to apologize ..especially to Jude.  I find myself posting stuff only to post something. 

So instead of running through the list of friends every evening and hitting like... or trying to be funny .. which I am not most of the time I think it is time just to write.  I will use face book to be a tool to keep up with the my family and friends plus the occasional pic of my dog and the back 40.  OR the window cleaner LOL...But as of now I am pretty sick of myself. 

You can't just say what you are really thinking on face book....nor will I  ever do here, but this is safer.  Smaller, friendlier and I know my audience. You can read between the lines.  You have been with me for so many years. 

I have no big secrets to divulge just a need to talk. Two years of upheaval for our little family.  It's funny this morning while I was laying in bed ...for the first time I noticed I didn't hear all the new noises in the house I used to hear when we moved in.  It was safe.  Penny has adjusted really well too. Probably better than I have. 

This fall all the landscaping was done, so we have grass, retaining walls and my favourite ... a Evergreen Tree in the front yard.  It now feels like a home.. not a job site.  I will be decorating that little Christmas tree tomorrow.

Also I have two new little babies in the family.  I am so thrilled by them.  I wake up every morning and see my nieces posting their pics  on face book and seeing them grow.  I will share that  here for sure.  You will love them.

Hey I like noise .. like face book....... no immediate response ... when you rush over to see who responded to the shit you wrote.

Just of few pic's of my boys... Bodhi


Thursday, September 19, 2013

I figured it out

This morning....when I looked at the Calendar ..... my Mom's passing was today.   I always dread September....but for some reason this year I forgot.  I'm sure that does not make me a bad person...but I did.  She passed September 19th. same day as her mother... scary.  Anyway my doom is lifting.

We cannot dwell on shit we cannot change......

So...what have you jerks been up to lately?  Come on ... tell me the truth! 

Life here has been so busy.....we still haven't got the landscaping done ... which should have been done by now.  But financially and otherwise it was put on hold until now.  We hope for next weekend to get it done. 

Penny Loafer is a new girl.  Her Lipoma grew so fast last December until this last month ...we had to do something about it.  Vet's always say if it's not impeding their lives...don't worry about it. Well it we did...and now we have a happy "small" looking dog back in our lives ...who still plays and runs just like before...just a whole lot faster without that 5 lb. tumor on her shoulder. 

Thanks for your thoughts....I will try to post more often.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Little lonely little too much in my head

Wow it's been a long time sitting here trying to figure out what to write in such a big space.  How did I do that before I turned into a turtle?  I stuck my head back into my shell and hoped it would all go away.  And the stupid part is.....there is nothing wrong.  Just this feeling of doom.  It follows me around day and night and I think of the most stupid stuff.  I can't even enjoy my life.  I thought if I would confess this tonight it might make me take control of my life again.  Get off my ass and be the person I used to be.  I really want that energy and control again.

Balonie.... xxx taking one step forward.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

No mo talk about peanut butter cookies

I was getting a little tired of looking at that as well. 

Humidity is HIGH..... weather is coming.  Robins are singing like there is no tomorrow so we know rain is just around the corner.

So other than what I have posted on facebook... that's the whole  

Well at least this will take the cookies off..

I could post about all my worries....and sorrows....but you know ...been there ... done that on here.  Along with very happy times.  Sometimes my blog comes in really handy to see exactly what happened in a certain year and how I was feeling.  Like a diary. 

But I no longer feel that need.  I also felt that whatever I wrote should be funny. Yes, I am still funny but I don't need the approval I once thought I did.  I could not wait for you guys to laugh at what I wrote.  I lived for it.  I wrote long into the night ...with guess how long that took me when blogger was just a kidlet? 

Some of the times were rough when Gord has his event.....and my blogger friends were with me all the way and it was so much appreciated.  People who didn't even know me sent me prayers. 

In my blogger life I have only met three bloggers ... all who have died. Kat, Ellen and Curtis. I got a little bummed after Kat died.  One of Kat's friend Terry would love to meet me...and I her.  But I told her I didn't want to kill her .... because it really feels like I could do that.  I know it sounds stupid....but Terry is very superstitious and told me we cannot meet.  I'm good with that. I don't want to hex her. 

If you think I am a very outgoing would be wrong.  I'm at my best behind my keyboard typing my thoughts on Face book or Blogger.  I am very much a homebody. 

Now....see what happens when you got me talking..... I go on and on. LOL

There is not point to this blog entry......just jammering....on and on. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

I need a good peanut butter cookie recipe

My store stopped making them.  So naturally this must be a sign I will have to make my own.  It pains me to no end.

My peanut butter cookie must be crispy ... contain NO chocolate chips... and have some chunky peanuts in it.  And have a sweet salty taste. I guess I'm a whacko.... but I really dislike chocolate chips .. in my cookies.  Same goes for another fav Oatmeal cookies...they gotta be crispy and tasty...don't you go and put raisins in them or I will make your life miserable. 

Lord knows there are 5,789 trillion recipes on the internet but just for a change...just for once...good effin grief.... show me a recipe where I have all the ingredients in the house.  If I have go out and buy it ... the thrill is gone.  I'm kinda of a spur of the moment kinda gal ... so if you have a recipe that calls for chunky peanut butter, flour, baking soda or powder, butter, sugar or canola oil I got that stuff.

And yeah I like Macaroons.....I could marry them.

Don't get me started on shortbread cookies with little caramel chips in them.

Funny thing is... I never ate cookies ..ever. Until this year.  I must have one or two after supper.  It's the law.  Now I'm getting picky.  

My mom never made cookies as I remember. But she made the best sheet apple pie ever. I think the recipe is in  Mennonite Girls can cook

My husband is calling....we are putting up shelving in the basement for all the junk (important stuff) that is still sitting in the garage.  It's always nice to have your junk....neat looking.  BTW I just found three items I have been looking for forever....yes they are kinda junky....but man it was good to see them again.

Balonie...yours until IDK!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


I just figured out I might only have about 10 years of my life left.  I'm 67.  That means I have about 10 more Christmases to live.   Maybe.

You know.... I never gave this shit a thought. 

Until the new babies who are now born and expecting in my family .  I will never see them grow up.  Will they ever remember me? 

I can't believe there will be a world without me watching it.  How can that happen?...because I thought the world happened when I came into it.

I'm still shocked at my revelation.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentines Day effd up

Before my valentine came home on Wednesday I decided to make him a card on my computer inviting him to lunch the next day. Valentines Day at 12:30.  After he went to bed I snuck in his truck and left it on his seat.

Next morning rolled around ... and he got all showered and dressed and went into the garage .. and I was still in bed....waiting... he roared back into the bedroom....OMG ... I thought he was so excited with prospect of having lunch with me......but...he had left his cell phone on the charger...god forbid.

As he left he bade me Happy Valentines day because he saw the envelope on the seat of the truck.... I bade him as well.  I thought he had read the card. He never did until I called him around 10:30 and called him just of make sure we had a date:

Hi... I just realized that the restaurant I picked for lunch today was part of a huge Media thing for the Health Science Centre and we will never get a seat.

ahem.....clearing his throat and thinking of how to respond....because he did not read the fucking card. And said WHAT? 

Joan:  I told you in the card where we would meet for lunch.

Gord:  Yessssss I have it right here, but I was too busy to read it just yet.

Joan:  Then I guess I would have been sitting in the parking lot waiting for you...until when?  When hell freezes over?

Gord:  Well ... it's good thing you called so we don't have to sit and wait for lunch.

Joan:  Well it's a good thing you aren't here right now...because ...I would have kicked you ass!

So that my friends is how we communicate... like animals. 

That evening he brought in the sad looking envelope and card which looked like it had tire tracks over it.. And wished me a happy Valentines day.

Haaa ... It's all good. 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Getting new glasses and eye check on Thursday

I had a very bad experience the last time I had my eyes checked... I have been going to this old fart in the strip mall for 20 years.  He doesn't even have a computer.  He has a mensch who is about 980 years old who rules the front desk.  He has a calculator when he bills you.  There frame selection seems to be up to date.... but not so for the rest of it.  The last time I was in there...let's say 6 years ago or so... I had an eye exam before purchasing my present pair of glasses..   Just a note are glasses called a pair?  Or is it just because there are two lenses...just wondering?

Any who.... I had my eyes examined.  He told me that he had just got a new device where he did not have to drop some shit in my eyes to see if I had glaucoma ... instead he had a machine which he put in front of my eyes...and it clicked.  And it clicked...and it clicked some more.  He was looking concerned.  I was getting concerned .... because of all the clicking and shit.

Then he said... I don't want to alarm you but this new machine has been giving me a few problems since I bought it and I have sent a lot of patients to see a REAL EYE make sure everything is okay.  My thinking was....if you saw an increase in problems with glaucoma GET YOUR MACHINE FIXED.   I never did that.  It's been a long time and guess what... I can see!  I just need to get my eyes checked because I am vain.... I want new frames....and the print in the newspaper is getting so damn small.

I have progressive lenses so that ain't cheap.  Especially now that I don't have any benefits from work. But the place I went to ..gave me a 40 percent discount for the eye exam because I am a SENIOR CITIZEN (still makes me laugh)...and 50 % for the lenses because they had a sale going on.

Hopefully this new place will have a computer....and a competent optometrist. Eye will be seeing u


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Don't know?

You caught me on a bad night.  I don't like living here.  Again.  It's dark and lonely.  The house is so well insulated that you can't even hear a car go by.  I can hear the garbage trucks because they are loud.  That is about it.  When we lived at the other house...the city was alive...and I could hear air planes...ambulances, fire trucks ... ...everything.  I could hear the school buzzer buzzing accross the street when school started. None of it ever bothered me... I was so used to the noise.....and made me feel safe.  Not that I don't feel safe here...but I miss the NOISE. 

I met an old friend at the store yesterday and she asked me how I liked living where we are....and I told her it was like living in a vacumn..... nothing happens here....deer roam freely... so fucking see have seen them all.  Maybe once spring comes around and I can work outside this might change my mind.

Penny's lump...Lipoma has grown larger again.... it always seems to do that around December.  I am so stressed out about taking her to the vet.  If they have to do an operation it might kill her....because I have left it for so long hoping it would stop growing.  It was for a year or two...but now it's getting in her way of walking.  She still runs...but it's on her shoulder and had gone down to her right leg.

I cannot imagine living in this huge house without her.  She is my pal.  We read each others minds...Strange as that seems.  I have never felt more connected to anyone.  It will be a very sad day when we have to part ways.  Then I will have to make some hard core decisions on how I will decide to spent the rest of my life. Gord is never home....and is still doing  his thing....with the business....and his brother....all the time.... 

I thought retirement meant .... having a good time at the end of your life cycle... I guess it takes two to tango. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Multi Tasking

I'm playing my pun game on facebook and blogging at the same time.  Yessss I like a little pressure in my life.  Just like going to work.

It's been a cold cold week here in cold my dog had no more paws to put up while she ventured through the snow....she levittated to the was a miracle! 

Don't have much to report or bullshit about.  Well I could bullshit for hours but how much of it would you believe?

I did however have an altercation with another driver on the road.  I saw him coming up like the speed of lightning in my rear view mirror and he was right on my bumper....looking right and left on how he could pass me.  He couldn't because other responsible drivers in the lanes beside me were going the speed limit.  He tried 3 times before he snuck in and almost caused and accident.  I honked my horn.....he gave me the finger....then I watched him go up the ramp on the perimeter with cop car on his tail......asshole... I just don't get it....the roads are like a skating rink and these fuckers want to die.   Good...just don't take me with you. 

BRB...gotta put another pun in facebook.

Phew ... let's see if anyone likes this one.  My friend Terry ...who I met through Kat years ago... seems to like this.  I will humour her for awhile.  I've been thinking about Kat the last month or so.  I miss that kid so much.  If Kat was still alive....she would totally take me out for the shit I do on the interweb.  She used to correct my English/spelling....drove me crazy to no end.....all in love.....and so much fun and we always knew where we stood.  I always wish I could have been at the bar in Calgary where all her friends said their goodbyes.

Okay ...back to punning hope she likes it...if not...what's she going to do?  ey?....