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Thursday, February 11, 2010


Hello my sweet friends ENJOY the Valentine I got from a fellow Officer the other day. Isn't it cute!

Today I started building a raft out here on the north forty! Why?, you ask…..because it is freaking raining cats, dogs, pigs, horses and cows here in my part of Texas. I know that rain is nothing to complain about we all know that by summer here in Texas we will be begging for it but ladies this cold rainy weather is making Ms Pearl antsy and real hard to contain. So silly of me to gripe about mud holes and mud holes when you sweet things have snow coming out of the kazoos….Right?
This ole grandma is so ready for spring so she can shave her legs, paint her toenails pink and put on her short shorts and sandals… (I wish) Seriously every time I take a darn bath in this ole freezing farm house I think about my all time favorite Laura Ingalls and her family Little House on the Prairie or Kitty on Gunsmoke…..How in world did these people take baths much less go to the pooper in the freezing cold. Lord knows I am sure my sweet Mama had to do it too but how!!!!
I keep a oil heater going in the bathroom next to the ole claw foot tub then 20 minutes before my bath I turn it off and turn on a small looking heater that is suppose to look like a wood burning fireplace. Then I turn up the heat pump to 75 and run the hottest water I can stand before I can even stick my big toe in the tub. Truth be known if I would not blow the breaker I would have all three going at the same time. Weenie, yes I guess I am when it comes to taking my clothes off and getting in water in the winter time. No wonder they only took baths once a week. OMG they probably would have had to chase me down and hog tie me to get me to undress and get in a dang tub that is full of lukewarm water. Oh no…heck no not me!! I would of smelled like some of those inmates over at the county jail if I had been born back then.
Well enough of my complaining about the weather. Spring will be here soon followed by summer where I will be telling you how I wish it would rain so I could take a day off from mowing.
I really sat down here to do a post about something entirely different and yet my mind wondered off to mud holes and freezing cold doopers. Also before I wonder off again I wanted to copy and paste the comment I left all of you who left me such kind comments about sending cards to our troops. Just think at least 50 or more cards were sent out because of you guys taking the time to do so. I hope you all save the address and keep sending them because bless their hearts they are so far away from family and friends and need our support. My silly comment to you guys on the last post
I am sitting here listening to Elvis sing to me Your Always on My Mind from #4 on my music list and with him singing that while I reading all your sweet comments tears started coming out of my big brown eyes dripping on my dirty lap top...then I turn to my left because Tinkerbell is slapping my leg and I look into a huge mirror and I kid you not my hair is standing straight up just like a punk rock star would wear it. Then I die laughing because Crazy starts playing by Patsy Cline so now I am falling out of my chair laughing and the tear drops are still on the key pad. hahahaha OMG am I Crazy or what....

Now Twitty is singing its only Make Believe ...then before I can finish this sentence Twist comes on with Chubby Checkers...never knew one minute on my playlist your crying the next your laughing your dooper off....

Girls what in the heck would I do without all of you in my life...I think I am in love with all of you...

Oh no now Ricky is singing Garden Party...I give to go comb my hair, then clean my laptop and slap Tinkerbell for making me look in that

Love and thanks to all of you
and Thank you for sending these cards out to our guys and girls who deserve our Thank You's
feel free to copy and paste to all of your sites
Stay dry and warm and know that I am thinking happy warm thoughts about all of you!
Sweet Dreams


Nezzy said...

Ya'll have the rain but when it gets pushed up to us it smacks into a arctic fount and whammy, we get smacked with more snow. The storms have been coming 2-3 days apart and droppin' a heap of snow upon the Ozarks. Oh baby, I'm soooo tried of winter.

Ya'll have a terrifically blessed day!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

I thought you guys were suppose to get snow today!!!! It's coming our way, or so they say, for the third time this winter. So far not a flake has fallen from the sky at Blue Creek Home. We will see!!

I'm with you on the cold bath thing!! I think back in the day, they took a lot of "sponge" baths! (that's what my mom called them) I used the term a couple of times when my girls were young and they somehow twisted it into "scrub offs". So, maybe you should do a quick 'scrub off' if you can't get that water heated up to simmering!!!

Happy Valentines Day you crazy girl!!!

From another crazy girl!!

Meghan said...

I hope the rain lets up for the weekend! I am SO sick of the snow in Chicago - it's not enough to be snowed in, but just enough to make everything slushy, blergh!

Happy Valentine's Day weekend!

Hey, did you get your headband yet???

sjmcdowell said...

Maggie how I missed you!! I was just going to write to you when I saw your post!! Well here in Georgia we are suppose to get some snow tomorrow. It has been cold all day but at least the sun was out for most of it. It seems one day it will rain then one day it will be windy the next day it will rain and be windy, then a flurry or two the next day....Well yes summer will be here and I am hoping we all can forget this past winter and enjoy sitting on our decks or porches in our shorts!!! Love ya and stay warm girlfriend and oh yes don't float away ok??? Ciao Bella

Andrea said...

Soaking in an Ole claw foot tub sounds awesome. Hope you are staying warm.

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

The Garden of Egan said... gotta shave them legs! So what if it's cold.....shave off the goose pimples if ya have too.....not saying I've ever done something like that before......
Have a nice VD!!!!
Love ya!

Julie Harward said...

Oh, you are a funny lady! I do the same when I go to take a bath, turn the room heater on for 20 min. then it's nice! Gotta shave my hairy legs today's Valentines weekend...have a good one! Come say hi ;D

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Maggie, I swear to god you had me laughing my fool head off. Glad my better half is out tonight, or he'd have me committed for sure!

I always said that snow and an outhouse gave the words "Dashing Through The Snow" a whole new meaning! I know you're with me on this one, girlfriend! I remember the dang things, but thankfully, the only place where I had to use one was at my aunt's summer cottage. Praise the Lord! Otherwise, I might have been stopped up til spring!

Thanks for the belly laughs tonight. Just the ticket!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Maggie, we have a claw foot too, no shower, and i am the BIGGEST weenie when it comes to taking a bath. I make the Commander go in and turn on the wee oil heater in there an HOUR before my bath! Our old 114 year old Victorian house is HUGE and it just amazes me that they built these homes this big over 100 years ago and then put in one dinky bathroon. Also, we don't have heat on our second floor (where we sleep) nor the third floor either. Isn't that wild that they didn't heat those floors either back during that time? We have a ceramic heater in our bedroom and it keeps us nice and toasty at night.

I am about to go Ms. Pearl on the Commander because he's sick with a fever and he's been out shoveling snow for the neighbor today...pfffffft!

Love you Mags!

Jenny S said...

hahaha! I am picturing you in short shorts and pink toenails....not that I am laughing at the image!! Just kidding! I love the police Valentine! Too cute! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope yours is GREAT!

Kim said...

OMG your posts sure do brighten my day! Is that Valentine from that hot yound stud you were "mentoring" at work? Hehehehe
PS. If you don't shave your legs in the winter, the fur is warm! LOL
Sink down in the big claw foot tub, shave those hairy legs and have a great Valentines Day!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Greetings, This is my first visit but not my last as I am following you now. We have had 30" of snow in less than a week. Tell me Spring is on the way~ ~Please tell me.
It's so nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

sissie said...

You are so darn funny that I bet there is never a dull moment when you are around!

Just be glad that you can still get in and out of the tub. I have a hard time gettin my big butt in and out, so I mostly take showers! lol

I suggest you take the plunge then paint your tootsies bright pink.


Libbie said...

I WISH it were raining jsut keeps snowing & I am afraid if we get any more it will never all melt before next winter! :)

Did you snap a pic of THE HUNK yet :) Is he who gave you that Valentine :) Don't let him know you make fudge or he will be head over heels in love with you...& I mean it's good to play hard to get :)

We LOVE you too! So glad to have you for a friend Maggie! I saw that you had writtien on Kate's that if we lived closer we would all have fun going out together...we sure would!!! Well I don't need to interupt your karaoke hour :) Sing on Elvis!!!

Sares said...

I am with you, I like a warm bathroom too! I cannot imagine having to trek out to an outhouse either, burrrrr!

~ RM said...

Will everyone hate me if I said that our 'blizzard' just dissappated and we only got about 5-7 inches?? ;) I thought so....

I just 'sent' a postcard! There are some talented little artists out there supporting our brave troops! It was so hard to pick just one, I think I will have to do it again and again! Thanks so much for the link!

farmlady said...

In the Winter in an old drafty house..., TAKE A SHOWER. It will keep you warmer and you can shave your legs while you have hot water pouring all around you.
Hope it stops raining and warms up for you.

Me....bunny said...

Short shorts...LOL...I want pics. Us weenies who live in California freak out when the temperature drops to 50 degrees...but it's all relative right? Keep some chocolate near the bathtub...eating warms you least that's what I tell people. Your lucky you don't have an outhouse...or do you?


Vickie said...

Hi Maggie - just found your blog this evening. I'm another Texas gal here. Enjoyed reading your post tonight and I'll have to come back and do some more!

jojo said...

l.o.v.e your playlist...and you. You always make me smile and make my day so much better and brighter than it was. OMG you are just so darn funny sometimes that I don't know if I should laugh or cry. We are in a rainy season too and it's getting on my nerves...I need spring. BUT it's not cold or snowing so i'll be quiet and count my blessings. Take care ya.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH you make me giggle..I loved reading your post..heck I always do..Have a wonderful weekend..and thanks for always making it a fun place to come.:)

Keke said...

LOL! Maggie, you make me laugh, but I'm right there with you and I think my mom didn't have inside plumbing until she was 14 yrs old or something like that, I remember visiting my grandparents and just couldn't wrap my arms around the thought of it. What's worse is the location of there out house still standing all those years later, it was at least a five minute run, I say run because whoes going to walk in the freezing rain and snow in MI while going out in the middle of the night to the outhouse? Talk about harsh! Here in northern OZ we have gotten nothing but rain and I too long for spring and summer. I so love that vintage valentine too! Thanks for sharing!
XO Keke

Jacque said...

Good Morning Maggie!!

I am right there with ya on the bathroom problem. This old farmhouse bathroom is one step from falling off the end of the house. I swear it sits over a hole in the ground that leads right smack dab somewhere near the North Pole. Speaking of "Crazy" by Pasty Cline, I actualy wrote about her last week--MY kind of gal!

I love that Valentine. I hope you have a great weekend. Stay dry so Ms Pearl don't have to take another bath!!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Maggie. I'm with you on the warm bathroom - I hate being cold!!! I like the water bum scaldingly hot too!!! You can understand why Laura Ingalls and Miss Kitty only bathed once a week whether they needed it or not!!! I love that Valentines card by the way!!! Hope your rain goes away and spring comes to you soon!!

Pat said...

Hey Maggie...I grew up in a big old cold in winter, hot in summer house. I swear the toilet in the upstairs bathroom would have a skim of ice on it on frigid mornings.
Enjoyed the Little House references...been thinking about that myself...told Hubbie that we should tie a rope between the house and the workshop during the blizzard like in LH so we wouldn't get lost in the storm.

Arkansas Patti said...

Pretty sure Miss Kitty enjoyed Matt's "man smell" and he enjoyed her "glow". Old time speak for Stink and Sweat. They weren't as fussy as we are today.
Loved your music choices.

cindy said...

Look at the happy least it isn't snow.
There is nothing better than a warm bathroom on a cold morning. But the floor is always cold?
A good friend of mine had heated floors put in her bathroom. How neat.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I miss my old clawfoot iron tub; it takes forever to fill them, but then they stay warm forever! Yep, I'm thinking the "good old days" may not have been all that good! I love water heaters, central heat and microwaves!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Thanks for putting the card link up. I remember doing that on some other holiday too.
Love your has been a strange season. Big time cabin fever this Spring for sure.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lady you are a hoot!! LOL you have me in stitches! I agree with the bath in the winter. I'd keep my clothes on and do laundry at the same time!! LOL

You have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!

Keep warm!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Maggie,
It's so nice to meet you! Thank you very much for entering my LL giveaway and for following along on my blog. I really appreciate it sweet friend.

Your blog is adorable! I will be back often.
You've got me dancing in my chair with this great song. He! Love the precious Valentine as well.

Blessings & Happy Valentines Day!
~Melissa :)

All My Yesterdays said...

Ok, danget...(gotta watch my mouth here..)
I know I left a comment here yesterday...But it's not here! I sometimes like to come back to posts and see what other gals have to say. Course we all love ya! Anyhoo, sometimes I say what I want and move on to somewhere...not realizing so people need ya to do the work verification thingy. Maybe that's what I did...
So, here I am again, still laughing my youknowwhat off and lovin ya as always!
Ok, I'm gonna click on Post Comment and...wait.

All My Yesterdays said...

Ok, I'm just getting old I guess....

I'll be back again soon as ya post (O:

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, wishing you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

I have over two feet snow i can send your way lol

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your kindness are such a sweet friend..just love ya! Come say hi ;D

PEA said...

I remember my mom talking about having to take a bath in an old wash tub that was set in front of the fireplace...with 16 siblings and only one tub, you can imagine how cold and dirty the water was by the time the last one went in! lol I often wish I lived in the old days but then I hear something like that and am happy with my modern conveniences!!!

We've had nothing but sunshine the last few weeks but it's been frigid. Oh well, I'd rather have the cold if it comes with sunshine and not the clouds that bring snow! lol

Sounds like you listen to the same type of music I do:-) I'm a huge Elvis fan, always have been since I was a little girl. I always say I should have been a teenager in 1957 and not born that year!! I so love the music from that era, as well as country music.

You are such a dear heart, I just love you to bits:-) xoxo