Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TPT items

This morning things have looked pretty good. I took all my vitals, BP/BS/weight. I read my emails, read the paper, walked the dog, got my wife up, took my pills, ate breakfast. And I even came up with a TPT item.....

its not much but at least it is something.

I even watch a little TV, ate some lunch, walked the dog again, watched a 'little' more TV, and watched my wife head off to get our granddaughter from school.

All in all, it has been a good day. No rain.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Been gone far to long.....

I have been gone for far to long.

Monday morning and nothing mew on the brain waves. Nothing new for TPT. I did not join their one day sale event. It just seemed like a waste after the last one was such a bust.

Going to go cut some grass this morning now that I have taken the dog out, enjoyed the breeze on the front porch, cat napped with the dog and cat outside, came in and gave them their 'treats', read my emails, placed an order from Amazon, made sure my wife is up.

Got the grass cut. There was no rain but lots of thunder.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Morning

Boy, it looks so great right now...

I hope it stays this way; BUT I know it won't. It's gonna rain, probably around noon today just like yesterday.

We got out yesterday around noon with a cloudy sky but no rain. We went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to visit with my daughter-in-law, Bayli's mom. Before we could get out of store it was rumbling big time. I came out to get into car a saw a hug flash on lightening just to the south. Within minutes it began to rain.

We had to finish our business by driving across Lake Charles and making the drive we have to go thru a  monsoon - a HARD monsoon. We got to the other side of town and the rain stopped.

By 1PM it is raining again.....

Thursday, August 18, 2016

8/17 more rain

It was warm and dry yesterday morning,  so much that I tried to cut some grass. I did get the front yard cut but I kept bogging down because the yard was so wet. I did weed-eat some of the yard, al before  the skies open up again around noon. It poured until around three then it allowed my wife and I to get out and go to Lake Charles to check on her dad for a couple of hours.

I am not going to try to cut the remainder of our yard. It is just too wet. My big fear is our county grass. I've heard that it is super high and I can believe it. I've had trouble cutting it after two weeks and it has been three and a half with almost daily rain for the past week.

My grand-daughter started back to school yesterday. She seems to like it a lot.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

8/19 and it is sill raining

They are trying to just wash Louisiana away. Places to the east of us are underwater. Of course, that's what the news wants you to think. But they show only pictures that MAKE them look good and us look band. We seen it throughout Katrina, Rita, Wilma, all storms including this one.


Yesterday was nice in the morning but rainy after noon. Today calls for rain but it is nice outside for now. The current weather map shows all-clear from Houston to Baton Rouge but that is at 8:30AM. What noon will bring is ?????????

By noon it was raining and now it is rumbling now so I think it is coming again. The radar has changed a bit....

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday and its....

Saturday and it is raining outside and all across south Louisiana
matter of fact the news is calling for rain today, Sunday, and Monday.

There for I am working on an item for my TPT store
that I have used before.

I fly BOTH the USA flag for my dad [US Army] and Father-in-Law [US Navy], my Brother-in-Law [US Army], my cousin [US Navy] along with my Grandson [US Marine]; and the Blue Lives flag for my brother [cop for 20+ years]; along with my Acadian flag for my wife [ family history dating back to 1755] and my Texas flag for my GGG-grandfather [born 1830s pre-Texas]. I support them all.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday is here

Thursday is here, no matter how early it is. I woke this morning at 4AM  and could not get back to sleep. I think/thought I heard noises in/around the house. I got up and now here I am just reading the local paper online, check the webcast of our local TV news, took all my BS/BP/weight readings. An hour later I'm here blogging trying to keep my eyes opening and head up.

I have just checked my TPT account and it looks pretty good. Course I still have lots of time this month to get things online before my check rolls in. My only problem is that right no I can not think of anything to do for my 'store'. It seems I have got a brainfreeze.

From time to time I keep nodding off but I do want to just stay up but I know that I might go back to bed and 'nap' till around 7-8. I do know I need to go up to Walgreen's later, Walmart* later, may go out for lunch but that is all in the distance for now.

Last night we finished watching Netflix's Stranger Things - it was VERY good!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday came and went

Tuesday came and went under rain clouds...my iPhone is beeping with warnings of lightening hits near our location. It is so wet right now that I can't even take the dog out. The thunder is so loud that the dog and cats are staying near my computer chair. They don't like the NOISE.

My goal was to get out and drive up to Wal*Mart but not now. I think I will just stay put. Maybe I can just watch Netflix or work on something for TPT.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Whole new week begins now....

Another start to another week. Great, I guess.

I did all my normal items this morning and yesterday but it seems it is really just more of the same. Spent a bit of time yesterday watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix with my wife. We both 'cat napped' during the afternoon along with our cats and dog. We both had very different late night suppers - she had cereal I had steamer veggies.

I slept very well last night, she is still sleeping, I typing here on this blog following reading of email, reading the paper and 'starting' on a TPT idea that just came to me while reading emails.

I have to finish getting dressed, put on my shoes, take the dog out, sit in the outside rocker for a bit, bring in the dog and give him his treat and then I can get back to my TPT idea.

We are suppose to take my grandson out to eat today but my wife can't seem to work out all the details between my grandsons, my son, his girlfriend, his daughter, the time, the place, etc.

It is just another week. What do you expect?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

This is Saturday, right?

I can not tell one day from another except for the fact that we go to church on Sunday. The rest of the week is a blur til my wife starts going back to teaching two days a week. That along with Sunday will keep things in prospective. Posting here is a way to force me into knowing the DAYS, I still generally don't know the DATE unless I look down and check the lower right corner of my laptop - hey, it's 8/6/2016 - wow. I did not know that.

Since I am not longer teach - and retired - I don't even notice anything about the school year other than my grand-daughter's school year. She keeps me grounded in a weird sort of way.

The time of day is another weird thing. Generally I don't notice the time either. Breakfast comes early whenever I get up - about 7 or so, after I weigh myself, take my BP, take my BS, take my pills, fix my Crystal-Lite, read my emails, read the morning paper online, check FB for a bit, put my shoe & socks on, walk the dog, sit in the rocker outside for a while, bring the dog in, get his 'treat', recheck emails, then blog a little bit, By then it's about 9ish. My wife will not get up till about 11ish, then she will have breakfast about noon.

I may have lunch around 1 or just wait until she fixes lunch around 3-4 in the afternoon. If I wait then we will not have supper period, which is fine with me.

During mid afternoon I may watch a little TV, things like the Glenn Beck show, Pat & Sue, etc. My wife will play on her iPad then nap for a couple of hours.

I would rather text my sister, her sister etc. But because of "issues" I can't and won't get into here, I am being limited even there, I can not even say anything here in fear of it getting back to her. 'Nuff said.

late afternoon/night means watch the local news, some TV and for me, going to bed about 10PM, for her going to bed between 1-2AM.

Hate my days. No wonder they all seem the same.

Friday, August 5, 2016

End of the week

While most bloggers are getting ready to go back to school I am just suffering thru ANOTHER DAY; yesterday looks like today, and TOMORROW will look just the same. I really, really miss teaching.

The only enjoyment is getting to read my emails but that dies off quickly.

It is HOT outside. Even the dog decided he would rather come back inside. That does not happen often.
My brain is basically 'dead' and I cant think of anything else to do for TPT.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


I just finished reading my morning emails and one caught my attention. The sender was emailing/blogging about 3 THING she loves which led me to thinking about my own lists....She did Poems, cats, candy bars, musicians, Beatles songs, Pearl Jam songs...    I will do my own lists...

Top 3 websites -
3) This site mres-historyemporium.blogspot.com/
2) www.teacherspayteachers.com/
1) My own site http://louisiana101.com/

Top 3 movies -
3) When Calls The Heart
2) Star Wars [original]
1) League of their own

Top 3 foods -
3) Boudin
2) Chicken/sausage gumbo
1) Crawfish etouffee

Top 3 restaurants
3) CiCi's Pizza
2) Tony's Pizza
1) McAlister's

At least this was kind of fun but I need to get back to creating some TPT projects.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday and TPT sale behind me.

It is Wednesday and the TPT sale behind me. I am moving on with more and more projects to work on. But to every cloud there is a silver lining so to speak. For this two day sale I did make $49 which came from mostly $1-2 items and those items were at a 28% discount.

Now I need to get back to creating more items for my store and helping keep cash flowing in. The money from the past two days is nice but I won't see it till around September 12th or so. That's a long way off.

For now it is still about thinking of some items that someone can use later this year or the years after. I will still redo some of my first items to sort of update them.

I have been working on my TPT banner which is now like the one above.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


And the sale goes on....
but I am not having much success. My sales have been miserable but that is to be expected.

However, I have continued to work on my TPT store

with items like this. Everyday I come up with something new, I sometimes wish I was still teaching just because I loved it but knowing my medical problems and know it is no longer possible.

All I can do now is create items for other teachers to use.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday and a TPT Sale

First let me say TPT and I - or should I say WE are having a sale for two days...
I hope I do well but I figure I won't. Heck I never have in any of these sale days. But hey, I may as well try.

I am still working on several TPT items. These are not finished but  am WORKING on them.
Here is one that is in the works. It seems like it will be cool to do now that it is done.

Also recently ordered....