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Regardless, It Happened.

Irregardless.
Literally.
Irregardless, literally.
Literally irregardless.
Irregardlessly. Literally.
Literally irregardlessment?
Dis-irregardlessously. Literally!
Literally pre-irregardlessness.
Post-irregardless! Literally.
Literally re-irregardlessment!
Regardless.
Literally?
Figuratively.

Ahhhh, I needed to work through a bit of snarkiness. Thank you for listening. I'm back to feeling like a Barefoot Susie. Happy Holiday Season to you!  :-)

P.S. I'm heading over to Thursday 13. Come along.


Me x 13

Yippieee! Hurrah! Happiest of 33 x 2 Birthdays to me. I don't normally look back at my year. This being a day for Thursday 13, I got curious.

1. Using pastels, I painted my first canvas.

2. Other firsts: I decoupaged rocks and made stepping stones out of concrete.


3. I started the process of putting Mama's estate at rest.

4. The Husband and I moved everything from storage to the garage. Finally, after 16 years.

5.  Garden art! Yard art! Another something I never thought I would ever do.


6. We emptied all our boxes of books and distributed them accordingly to thrift shops, Friends of the Library, and our bookshelves. Some books have been set aside for paper crafting.

7. Mama's house is becoming our home in our own style. The living room looks like a cozy library. The backyard may one day look like this drawing I created a few years ago. Cool!


8. The Husband and I went on a short road trip.  I got to see the Trinity Alps in Northern California for the first time. Bea…

A Real 13, Really.

1. I got to the DMV office around 8:10 this morning. I was number 005. Yippieee!

2. In 10 minutes or less, my number was called. I didn't hear it because I was talking with the woman next to me who was a friend of Mama's.

3. I could barely see the first line on the eye chart with my right eye covered. "I'm getting cataract surgery on this eye." Thankfully, the young lady gave me a pass on the vision test.

4. No written test. I skimmed the handbook and took all the online practice tests earlier this week, just in case. It's still a win for me because I now know some new rules.

5. Did you know that in California you can pass on the right if there are multiple lanes, such as on the freeway? Now the Husband can't growl at people who pass on the right. "In my day. . . ." I also learned that you won't be criminally charged if you refuse to undergo a DUI test. Not that I foresee myself ever being in such a situation.

6. I couldn't get my Real …

Rambling -- 13

1. I'm hoping we won't need to turn on the furnace until December 1.

2. Right now we're doing fine with wearing heavy long-sleeved tops and long, warm pants, snuggling beneath blankets on the couch, and turning on the space heater.

3. I baked the first apple pie of the season.

4. Baking warms up the house.

5. We have a gas furnace. It would be more efficient if the majority of the heater vents weren't next to windows. What kind of design is that?

6. I need to renew my driver's license very soon. So, today, I checked out what I needed to do. Make an appointment so I don't have to wait forever in line, I thought. Ha! The next appointment is in January. Way too late.

7. I'll apply for the Real ID, too. That one may be a hoot to navigate.

8. Someone screwed up my name royally on my birth certificate. My last name is misspelled. Instead of showing Mama's maiden surname as my middle name, the certificate has Gusman. Mama's middle name before she married …

Not Today

1. To avoid doing something on my Really, Definitely, Certainly, Absolutely Must Do list, I sewed two kitchen towels.

2. Nothing difficult. The material simply needed hemming, some only on three sides. The towels were made out of medium heavy cotton sacks that I found among Mama's stash of things to sew into something else.

3. I not only inherited the sacks but also the conclusion they will become kitchen towels one day. That was over three years ago.

4. Not all the sacks will be kitchen towels. Some of the material may find its way into clothing, a wall hanging, a painting, and/or a something that has yet to come to mind.

5. Molly the Cat just reminded me that I didn't transfer two house plants into bigger pots. Also, that I wanted to pick apples off the tree.

6. This morning I woke up thinking that I would work in the garden before breakfast. Then I got distracted thinking about scones for breakfast.


7. A half-a-cup of organic heavy cream, more or less, was about to go …

Many & More x 13

Today's memes to check out: ABC Wednesday and Thirteen Thursday.

Good cheer, One and All!

Love x 13

i, ii, iii, iv
Evolution of Love.  That's what has been happening with the mystery craft project I'm working on for the county fair. I have to use at least four items from this list: bandana, feather,  pillar candle holder, magnet, cake pan, sea shells, wooden spoon, domino, yarn, rocks, paper party hat, and plastic liter bottle.

So far, I have rocks, dominoes, and a cake pan in the mix. Yarn, sea shells, and/or a party hat are in consideration.

Can you tell what the dominoes spell?

v, vi
Iago the Iguana is one of my ABC Creatures that I created for Round 22 of ABC Wednesday. The imaginary iguana was named for my dad, Santiago, who was sometimes called Ago (pronounced like Iago).

This handsome dude, Iago, is in love with an egret named Edwina. Imagine that. If you want to read his story, click this link: Iago the Iguana and the Invitation.

vii
"And, love is all that I can give to you," sang Nat King Cole.

viii, ix
I drew this illustration for another ABC Wednesday p…

A Tippy-Tapping 13

1.  Sweet Pea Song, my iMac, is 10 years old, more or less. Unfortunately for Sweet Pea Song and me there are few, if any, updates available for her system, as well as for the applications I use.

2.  She fooled her developers with their planned obsolescence. She continues to be a song of a sweet pea.

3.  Lately I've been tippy tapping on typewriters at garage sales and thrift shops. Will I buy one?

4.  Smith-Corona Coronet. That's the kind of portable blue electric typewriter on which I tippy-tapped during my 20s when I was into writing short stories. It gave out a comforting buzz that complimented the tip tip tip tap tap tip tip tap tap of the keys.


5.  I miss inserting paper into a typewriter, rolling up the paper, pushing the carriage back, hitting the space bar three times, and pressing the keys. Voila. Magic words on paper.

6.  Older Brother gave me the used typewriter in exchange for babysitting two-month-old Eldest Niece so her mom could go back to work. I knew nothing…

Today's Thirteen

1. We went to see the Husband's doctor for his quarterly visit. Mostly good news, hurrah! According to the doctor's scale, the Husband and I lost 4 to 5 pounds since we last stood on that scale. Me, a month ago. Him, I don't know when. The doctor was impressed that the Husband lost 13 pounds in three months, something like that. I may have lost about 10 pounds. Pretty good for us not trying.

2. We want and need to lose weight. Him, maybe 10 more and me, far more. We aren't making a big deal about eating more of this, less of that, and none of the happy yummy stuff. We eat what we want, including potato chips and ice cream, and, as one doctor said to me long ago, be mindful about how much we consume in a sitting.

3. Years ago, friends in their 60s told us that they find themselves eating less as they aged. Their appetites were great and they enjoyed food, willing to try different cuisines. (They were foodies way before foodies came into fashion.)  So, I guess that has…

Introspection

Will she or won't she follow the instructions?

Molly the Cat investigates the facts about the orange thing, inferring that it:
idlesinsinuatesinsultsinflictsidolizesinvents (as in makes up)impairsimmobilizesignoresincitesimposesintimidatesimpersonates  Missy Girl's conclusion: Impeach and incarcerate.


 Time for some ABC Wednesday (the letter I) and Thursday 13. Take a look! Thank you sweet hosts.



"Gosh"-nyms — 13 of Them

Good gosh
Goodness gracious
Gee whiz

Great Caesar’s ghost

Good gravy

My gosh

Oh my goodness
Good grief

Gadzooks

Gaw

Geeminy

By gum

By golly, Ms. Molly

There. Thirteen things I can say whenever I get riled up about that guy who thought he could buy Greenland.  

It's time for some ABC Wednesday and Thursday 13. Come check out these weekly memes with me.

Face Time

In YourFace
 Face to Face
Face It
PokerFace
Open Face
Face Mask 
Face Value 

Cat Face FaceUp to It

Face Down
Face in the Crowd
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Happy Face
Check out other letter F posts at ABC Wednesday and other lists of 13 at Thursday Thirteen!