Wordless Wednesday

Somehow I don't think this would be helpful for asthma. I'm not a Doctor, so I could be wrong. Note how it is "Not recommended for children under 6" So if your kid is 7, they can light up. … [Read more...]

~Bernie

A Wedding Tale of a Corset and Eye Patch

For my wedding this past October, I wanted a corset. Something to tuck all my fat rolls in one spot. No unsightly bulges on the side of the dress.  I also was of the mind that it was my day to try to feel sexy. My friend, Paula, altered my dress. She decided that she should go with me to help get the right fit. She knew how she wanted the dress to look and could offer opinions. We went to the lingerie store in town. They do fittings and I get all my bras there. A sweet younger girl led us to a fitting room and stuff me into it. She was also a plus size gal, so I felt very comfortable. The fitter and Paula discussed what I needed for the dress. Paula insisted that a corset would be the way to go.  However, they wanted to start with a bustier. The girl told me to take off my shirt and she would hook me up. I suggested that perhaps she should buy me a drink first if we were going to get that close. We tried the bustier on and it didn't fit right. They found a corset. Keep in mind, I … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Meet Me on Monday

Welcome to another edition of  “Meet Me on Monday” blog hop! Hosted by Java of Never Growing Old. Feel free to leave me your answers as a comment.   1.  Do you have any New Year's resolutions? I don't really have any. I never keep them anyway. I do plan on blogging everyday for a year. It would be a good thing to lose weight. Announcing that one intends to do that never ends well. 2.  What food item are you craving right now? I'm not craving food. Mr. Bernie made us a wonderful dinner and I'm full. However, I'm out of diet coke and starting to get the shakes. 3.  When is your birthday? January 24th. Only 19 more shopping days left. Chop-chop! Funny little random fact; Mr. Bernie's sister is also an Aquarius. Another funny random fact; Mr. Bernie is a Sagittarius and so is his sister's husband. Weird.  We are twinsies! 4.  What were you doing an hour ago? Ready to scream like this woman. Mr. Bernie decided to buy a domain. He is going to use it for work and to … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Date Night at Costco

Just in case you haven't figured it out yet, Mr. Bernie and I can be a bit obnoxious. We also get bored fairly easily. When we have to wait in lines, we start to have fun.  We also look on it as a chance to entertain others around us.  Chances are the folks around us are not nearly as entertained as well are. Oh, well. It's all about us. We were at Costco, for our "date night" - That is, the $1.50 polish and soda deal. Yes, we are the last of the big spenders. Thank you for noticing. (Costco is like Sam's Club for those not familiar with the store chain) The line at the food bar was very long and, of course, we quickly became bored. So, out of the blue, I looked up at Mr. Bernie and said, "Do you take all your first dates to Costco for dinner?" Keep in mind I was NOT quiet when I said this and a few women turned and stared at Mr. Bernie in horror. His reply way, "Oh, no! Only the special ones." He said this with great pride and sufficient volume to be heard by all in … [Read more...]

~Bernie

I Want to Be Crafty For The New Year

Blog Hop Blog hop, also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog after another to read the entries or to leave comments. via Blog Hop - Blogossary. I really enjoy participating in blog hops. I have found quite a few new to me blogs. I have also acquired some new followers. The blogs that always amaze me are the Crafty blogs. Those woman can take a hairball, some dental floss and a broken plate and make amazing things. They all have such fabulous ideas. I find myself reading these blogs and wanting to do a crafts. Then I realize I'm not a crafty girl and move on. My life is surrounded my crafty women. My mom did all the flowers and decorations for my wedding. My girlfriends Jenny and Michele can scrap anything and make it look good. Both of my sister in-laws are crafty. My brother's wife made me a beautiful cookbook of family recipes, including pictures. Mr. Bernie's sister can make amazing wreaths and other items for the home. My friend Teresa can make beautiful jewelry and … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Posting Everyday For a Year? Yikes!

    WordPress sent out an email today that offered a challenge to the blogging community.  The challenge was to post once a day or once a week. I already post daily so I choose the daily challenge.  WordPress will be blogging about this challenge and offering tips for the coming year. How to Join: Signing up is simple – do the following: Post on your blog, right now, that you’re participating (You can grab a sample post from dailypost.wordpress.com) Use the tag postaday2011 or postaweek2011 in your posts (tips on tagging here) Go to dailypost.wordpress.com Subscribe to dailypost.wordpress.com- you’ll get reminders and inspirations every day to help you bring your full potential to your WordPress blog! I'm debating about hosting my blog on my own domain name for the coming year. There are pros and cons with this. One of the biggest pro is getting the Google widget for followers. I'm curious to see how many folks are stalking me. I would also be able to pretty up my … [Read more...]

~Bernie