Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween and FallBack Weekend!

I have been too busy updating and making ready the other duplex so that it is ready for lease by this weekend that I have neglected my computer and family and, to those birthdays I missed and the phone calls and the blog notes....I am sorry, but sometimes life just takes over my fun times.
My fun times have been filled with repairs, cleaning fireplace and stove and refrigerator, and putting in new sinks and faucets, updating bathrooms and cleaning windows and blinds, oiling cabinets and gel glossing countertops, painting, adding smoke detectors, adding deadbolts, adding peepholes in the doors and yardwork....all I have left is adding light bulbs, steam cleaning bathrooms, running vacuum and mopping floors. I don't think I could have gotten all this done without help from Teri and Liz...they have been a tremendous help to me.
I have had several phone calls with a couple of good possibilities to pick up applications for it.  I still have to have the city inspector come by and issue a certificate of occupancy (quite a few things I had to do to comply with this new law).  I will be very happy when it is rented and I can slow down and do some much neglected scrapping......but the holidays are just around the corner....never ends does it? I am happy that I am doing something other than sitting on my fat fanny in front of the computer daily, though I do miss the contact with family and friends...ROFLMAO!!
I missed my BIL Jim's birthday (no call and no card to him, so sorry), I missed the twins birthday too (Sorry Lance and Lamar, love you both), but I do have a good excuse...just busy, busy, busy and the days just seem to get shorter and shorter.
I haven't been on Facebook and I am over a week behind in blogging with some of my "sisters" and I know I have a lot of photos to "snitch" from FB pages of the great nieces and nephews and some terrific QPs, kits, clusters and wordart that I have missed from some fantastic designers that need to be downloaded and I do need to design a couple of things that have been clogging up my thinking and......on and on and on! Time needs to slow down some, right?
We still haven't really had Fall weather yet...been rather warm in the upper 80's and low 90's, however, they are promising another front to bring us into the 50's at night and 70's in the day for this weekend and maybe, MAYBE, maybe some desperately needed rain by the first of the week, but then back to the 80's for the rest of the next week.  Wish Mother Nature would make up her mind....LOL!
Halloween is tomorrow, but will see no trick or treaters, kids don't do much of that around here even though we live in a pretty safe neighborhood, all the local churches (and they are VERY numerous) have Trunk or Treat activities for the kids with lots of things to do besides collect candy (which they have trunkfuls of) and the mall merchants always have lots of candy for them as well.  This is much safer for the kids to be in well lit places and much supervision, however, if you want to see the costumes, you have to go to where the activities are...not as much fun as in our days I think, but they get lots more loot than we ever did!
I need to get appointment to take in the brother (Sideways) and sister (Misty) kittens that I acquired in July (after a family moved, no mommy around and they were so tiny) to have them their shots and "fixed". I have tried finding them a home...want them to stay together as he is a bit handicapped (legs weak in back and his teeth are not developing) and she is so good with him.  I have been trying to massage his legs a lot and he seems to be getting stronger with his climbing and running (but still runs into walls, thus his name) and he is the sweetest thing. I am still fostering them for now though.
Okay, I have rambled on enough, best get up from here and start the day...y'all have a good weekend and remember to turn your clocks back and enjoy that extra hour of sleep or play! Chat more with you next time!  Hugs, Mat


  1. Well, I think you soon will need that time to relax after all you have done lately! What a massive work for the condo.
    But soon, hopefully you can lease it to nice people, after (cross fingers) the inspector has given his certificate.
    In Holland we do celebrate Halloween but not as big as in the US,
    I so hope you find a good home for the two kittens, because you already have so many cats to look after, but i know that if you cannot place them in a good home, they will have a terrific life with you.
    Perhaps you can take a little bit of easy time this weekend, to load back some energy?
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Bom dia, minha amiga querida Mati!
    Fiquei cansada só de ler as suas atividades... Eu não teria forças para fazer tantas coisas.Espero que você tenha terminado de arrumar seu duplex e agora tenha um tempo para se divertir, amiga.
    Desejo hoje um bom halloween para você e também um grande e feliz final de semana!
    Abraços, Neli.

  3. My goodness, you have really been awfully busy. Although I do know how much work is required to keep your occupancy certificate up to date. My house is huge and a sort of rooming house. So far, the folks who live here are pretty nice and they all get along well together. However, there is always something to do and things to repair or replace, so I'm usually quite busy.

    Hopefully, you'll soon have some really nice tenants and you can sit back and take life easier. I think it's wonderful that through all of this, you still find time to love and care for those kittens.

    You have a fabulous Halloween, hugs, Edna B.

  4. translated by Google

    Good morning, my dear friend Mati!
    I got tired just reading their activities ... I would not have the strength to do so many things. Hopefully you've finished tidying her apartment and now have a time for fun, friends.
    Today I wish for you a good Halloween and a great and happy weekend!
    Hugs, Neli.

  5. wow busy lady, where are you getting all this energy?!I got tired just reading your post! You don't fool me tho`` you are enjoying every minute of it, aren't you? Hope you find someone right away to rent the other half of the condo.Then you can relax . Sounds like your weather is good, We for sure are leaving Fall and heading toward Winter. Snow is foercasted for this weekend. Finally got our leaves raked and and my outside stuffl put away (chairs, umbrellas, flowers).
    Getting stuff packed today to head up North tomorrow morning, so will be gone for about a week. Have a great weekend my friend.
    Hugs Donna

  6. Hello, minha querida amiga Mati, boa tarde!
    Só agora li seu comentário no meu blog, eu não o tinha visto!
    Mati, todos temos fases de muitas atividades uma vez ou outra. Não se preocupe que sei que quando você puder virá visitar-me no meu blog. Quanto à velhice, ela ainda está muito longe de você , que é uma jovem senhora muito bonita, ok?
    Uma semana linda e feliz para você e sua família!
    Abraços, Neli.

  7. translated by Google...

    Hello, my dear friend Mati, good afternoon!
    Just now read your comment on my blog, I had not seen!
    Mati, all stages have many activities at one time or another. Do not worry you know when you can come visit me at my blog. As for old age, she is still very far from you, which is a very beautiful young lady, ok?
    A lovely week and happy for you and your family!
    Hugs, Neli.

  8. Bom dia, querida amiga Mati!
    Muito grata pelas visitas!
    Estou preocupada com sua saúde, espero que você esteja fazendo acompanhamento médico, minha amiga.
    Às vezes a doença pode ser controlada, mas nós não cuidamos logo e então ficamos muito doentes.
    Sei que você está arrumando um tempo para cuidar de você, não é?
    Querida amiga, um dia muito feliz e cheio de alegrias para você e sua família!
    Abraços, Neli.

  9. translated by Google...
    Good day, dear friend Mati!
    Very grateful for the visits!
    I'm worried about your health, hope you are doing doctor, my friend accompaniment.
    Sometimes the disease can be controlled, but we do not take care soon and then we were sick.
    I know you're arranging a while to take care of you, is not it?
    Dear friend, a very happy and full of joy for you and your family day!
    Hugs, Neli.