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Life: Black Friday…Thursday?

Yes, I am one of those who stand in line freezing my tooshie off just to get my beloved family gifts. However, I don’t know what to think about this “new” time for black Friday. I mean, it could be good or bad; it’s all how you want to look at it. I could grumble about that NOW I will have to get up early(the open at 6am) to go to Kmart on Thanksgiving, then come home and do turkey day, read all the black Friday adds (even though I have gone online already), go to Target before they open at midnight and stand in line there which it is supposed to rain, then figure out what I should do between midnight and the 5 am opening of Lowes. But I shall take the high road. I will become Awesome Auntie RV and be thankful that not all the gifts I am looking for are at stores that have the same opening time; oh how that would suck.

I am pretty sneaky on how I prepare for my outing. I make a Christmas list and not just any list this is a secret code list; so no one can decipher it and some times it is so good I forget what it means. Oye! For instance, last year I bought batteries, so what did I write for my code? Baseball! I get to the store and draw a blank. I had everything on my list except Baseball! WTH..heck (auntie Rv doesn’t swear, well at least in public. Heh heh). Anywho…I figured it out and laughed and laughed. Of course BAT-teries…baseball…bat. BTW, Lowes has AA batteries on sale for $4.00 for 30 batteries and poinsettia’s for 99 cents each on black Friday! 🙂

I am having a real problem find gifts for my 15 year old as he is toooo old for action figures anymore and I just can’t do the gift card thing. I mean what fun is that for the giver? Who cares about the receiver; I want to be Santa DARN IT! 🙂

I will let you know how all this different time crap works out…er I mean I will tell you of my happy shopping, fixing a whole meal myself, cleaning up..by myself, going standing in line for the midnight opening and then the 5 am opening. It WILL be a joy, right? 🙂

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

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Life: Gas Can Walking

When I am driving down the road and I see this, my face turns into a sad smiley face. 😦 and I say “awh”. They always seem to be on the other side of the road, freeway, or there is no room to stop. I am talking about that pitiful pitiful walk… the gas can walking walk. Having a gas can in hand is not always seen … but you know. Usually, it is a cold rainy yucky day when you see someone walking down the road with their head held low and you just know that walk is not just a walk for them. Emotions are running high as to how life sucks right now for them and then there is the “oh God, please let someone stop to help me out” gas can walking prayer.

I think we all have been a gas can walker at one time or another. So, next time you see a vacant automobile and then the gas can walking walker down the road, help him or her out if you can.(Ladies, for safety reasons, leave this job to the guys, if it is a guy walking)

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Yumsterlicious Recipes: Update

I have updated the Yumsterlicious Recipe page; I know, finally, huh? Since the holidays are coming, I thought I should  add some of our family favorites and some are real old family recipes. There are all types of recipes (slow cooker, main course, side dishes, salads, dips, desserts, and etc) for at home or while RVing. I will try to add new recipes weekly.  So keep checking back, okay?

With the thought of snow (yes, I am still thinking of snow), I am  getting in the ho-ho holiday spirit. Geesh, when are they going to start playing Christmas music on the radio?

Anywho…

I will try to add some desserts, cookies, and such soon. Hey, if you have any good Holiday recipes to share, that would be fantastic!

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Humor: Oh What a Dilemma!

I have a lot of stuff to do today and what does my husband say to me…” It is raining, but I am sure I saw a snowflake”, Seriously? UGH!! I feel the giddiness starting to flow through me all the way to my toes! 

Running to the  front window with face smooshed on the window pane, then running to the TV remote to check the Doppler. Running back to the  front window, running to the back window.

Stink eye is exhibited when I see a big grin on his darn cute face! What a toot!

Dilemma neutralized…

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Edited to say: at 11:50, 11/16 OMG (gosh) I just saw a snowflake!!!!! 😀 I did! I really DID! Kissy-face to my husband. Giddiness commence!

Life: Confession

I have something very serious to confess to you all. I cannot hide it from you any longer. I have had this issue since I was a young girl.

Hello, I am Auntie RV and I am addicted to something.  I wait for it. I watch news about it. I look to the skies wishing for it. I cannot sleep because of it and when there is a chance that I might be in its presence I go giddy. My family is enabling me; for the life of me, I can’t seem to stop myself.

What has me wrapped around its finger…

SNOW!

They say there may be snow this Friday. 🙂 It probably will not even stick, but I do not care. Just the thought of purddy snow falling makes me sooooo energized and wacky. You should see me jump up at the sight of the first snowflake! No one better even think about touching the TV remote while I am clicking between weather channels and forecasts, I don’t even care that my kitty runs for the darkest place in our house as she is scared of the sight of snow, hail or anything that remotely looks like something falling from the sky.

Our family is all addicted to snow. It is a long-standing tradition that you are to call your mom, child and/or relative and tell them it is snowing, immediately! I get my undies all tied in a knot when I am not the first to tell my Mom too!

There, it is out. Now you know. 🙂

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Humor: “What if” of the Day…While Camping

Everyone has a “what if” rolling around in their head every once in a while. For me, it is a daily occurrence and usually humorous in nature.

Can you imagine the “what if” that plunked out of my head today? No? Well, let me introduce you to my “what if” of the day.

What if…you are camping at an amazing camp site (right next to the lake) and amazingly there is no one else around; it is all yours. How AMAZING huh? 🙂

Then, the unthinkable happens. In comes a caravan of National Lampooners! Don’t get me wrong, I love yackin up a storm with my campin neighbors. BUT, there comes a time when a game plan is needed for that unruly crowd. I am wondering if my wacky sense of humor would make any unwanted camping neighbor run for the hills; I am thinking of using this plan for the next time we go camping.

You see, I am a long time soap opera watcher, so my plan is related to that. Here is the big “WHAT IF”; what if you take on some of your favorite soap actors persona’s or mannerism while camping.

John Black’s (Days of Our Lives)serious face with twitching eyebrow 

The  actors that talk out-loud when they are alone; looking to the sky, wringing your hands,”I wonder if my husband took his medicine, to stop his anger episodes, before he went target shooting.”

Have climactic music play after each conversation with the neighbors and your own group.

Always have a long pause before answering a question, with a Jack Black face or say “we will be right back after this commercial” and then walk away.

I am not sure that it would make them leave, however, it would be a hoot see how they respond. What soap opera mannerism do you think would be hilarious in real life and especially when camping?

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Humor: There is No Time to Waste

Every dang time I see this commercial on TV I get an enormous smile and I burst out in a giggle. Unlike those commercials that scare the bajeebies out of me; sweet little girl playing in her bed sheets and then WAHHH a scary face is plastered on the screen!

And assuredly after my giggle episode, my son will reply with a endearing smirk, “oh mom”. So, what makes me giggle like one of those laughing Youtube babies?

Puss in Boots!

Laughter ensues when I see that darn kitty chasing the light or lapping up the milk in his cup. When that bar tender says, “there is no time to waste!” while Puss in Boots does his lick lick lick in his cup of milk that seems to go on forever. Oh my gosh, it cracks me up!
🙂

Sometimes an unexpected snicker can be just what the doctor ordered. I soooo need a RX of Puss in Boots; I hope I get to see it on the big screen.

Does anyone else enjoy this commercial?

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV