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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on January 8, 2010

Gotta give thanks where thanks are due! Click the link below to go check out Mrs. 4444’s most excellent page filled with friday frag links!

g-kid to mommy: please play mario karts. i’ll try really hard to let you win…

g-kid to mommy as they are laying down together for a nap: why don’t you dream about racing a team game with me on mario karts.


mommy to g-kid: my head is hurting so much i think it’s gonna explode.

g-kid: i will be very upset if your head explodes and if it does, i’m NOT helping you clean it up.


g-kid to mommy: what kind of music is that cd?

mommy: i think it’s a country one.

g-kid: are you sure it’s not a city one??


mommy: (singing) won’t you to take me to….funky town

g-kid: won’t you take me to funky town…cuz i can’t drive and i don’t know where it is!


g-kid: ow! i stubbed my toe. see it’s the medium one. (as in not the BIG toe lol)


Ding! I have an idea

He came up with this all on his own. We have no idea where he got it from.


all of my knitting projects that i did for christmas (minus seashore’s cuz she hasn’t received hers yet):


what it looks like out my front door right now:

We got a whole 1/2" of snow!! lol

I would be outside doing more of this:

But i’m still recovering from it today 🙂


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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on October 23, 2009


it’s been so long since i did one of these i hope i remember how 🙂

******conversation with the g-kid:

  • me: i’m all full of milk but i want some coffee, james. what should i do??
  • james: umm, go pee?

******conversation with the hubby regarding new pet:

  • me: should i spell chewy’s name c-h-e-w-y or c-h-e-w-i-e ? (it’s short for chewbacca)
  • hubby: g-o-n-e

******speaking of new pet, here is a pic of my new baby. chewy was originally my step-daughter’s dog, but she is working 16 hr shifts twice a week, and the poor thing was miserable while she was working. also, he didn’t really like the g-kid and she was worried he might bite him. nonna to the rescue!! the most shocking thing is that hubby (who was adamantly against an indoor dog) is letting him sleep with us!

soft n fuzzy chewy small

******conversation with the g-kid after seeing a squished fox on the road:

  • james: what do foxes eat?
  • me: mice, squirrels, rabbits…small animals like that
  • james: ewww i wouldn’t want to eat a rabbit (i guess mice and squirrels are ok??)
  • me: i’ve ate a rabbit before
  • james: really?!? what did it taste like?
  • me: chicken (hehe) maybe i should try to find a store that sells rabbit so i can try to cook one.
  • james: i know the perfect store to find a rabbit.
  • me: (incredulously) really?? where?
  • james: well, my me-me took me there once and i want to go back there again. i bet we could find a rabbit there. it’s called ….Toys-R-Us! (had to give him an A for effort on that one)

******we are actually doing good in darts! we are in first place (which shocked us) and i’m in first place for the ton run even with missing a week for my surgery!

******i think i must be the only person alive who can actually injure herself sitting on the couch. i have no idea what i did to it, but i got up to go to bed last night and could barely walk on my left ankle. usually, when i have some strange pain like this it goes away overnight, but alas, i am still hobbling around today. who’da thunk it??

******i have my final hearing for SS Disability set for Nov. 10th. hopefully the judge will agree with me on the issue of the SS dr.’s ridiculous report. did you know that i am able to lift AND carry ONE HUNDRED pounds for eight hours a day??? hopefully the judge will realize that the dr. was full of shit and the less than 10 min. assessment she performed was waaaaay out of line.

******i’m sure that there have been 50 million other things to frag about, but i can’t remember any more of them. now that fall is here and the weather is yucky, hopefully i will start blogging again. course i said that after my surgery and totally lied 🙂 between babysitting (way more than usual lately), reading, knitting (oh yah! i taught myself to knit! lol), watching tv & movies, and taking walks with the dogs i just cant seem to make myself sit down at the puter anymore. i’ve missed yall (even though it doesn’t show by my lack of reading/commenting) and hope to get back into the swing of things soon… some day…. ah, hell. i have no idea if i will or not 🙂 you’ll just have to cross your fingers and hope i do.

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on April 24, 2009


  • my cell rang & it had jamie’s pic so i assumed it was her and answered in my typical yeeeesss (cuz ya never know what she’s about to tell/ask you) and i heard “hi nonna!” it was so cute! he told me what he was watching (backyardigans) and what he was eating (bread, ham, & yellow cheese which was actually ham & cheese biscuits) and then he said, “hang-on” he came back on and said, “somebody wants to talk to you” and he handed the phone back to his mom. she said that he said he wanted to call me so she told him the #’s to punch and he did it all by himself. how sweet 🙂 

  • oh, i thought i would show off my irises just one. more. time:


  • the next time i’ll be showing off that beautiful clematis vine that’s growing behind the irises. it’s already got a few blooms opened on it 😉

  • i am enjoying my census work so far except for the fact that the people i’m following behind and checking are being lazy so their stuff isn’t passing QA inspection. which means that lucky me gets to re-canvas the whole area. so instead of just checking about 10% of the houses in an area, i’m having to check 100% of them. oh joy!

  • ok, mom is dying to hear about interesting people that i meet while doing the census work. so far, there hasn’t been a lot of meeting people period, but i did talk to this man and his mom for a little while the other day. there was a trailer and what looked like could definitely be a separate living quarter on the property. nobody was answering at the trailer so i moseyed on down to the other building. i knocked on the door and an older lady with a shower cap on her head answered. i was trying to see around her to figure out if she was living there while i explained who i was. turns out she was making beef jerky! yummy! so i said “ummmm do you sell the beef jerky here? cuz if you do i’d like to buy some.”  so she hollered (literally) to her son across the road to come find me some jerky. he came over and we got to talking and, of course, who my husband is came up (cuz in the south everybody knows every body’s husband-us women are just decoration doncha know). well, it turns out that my hubby and his dad sold a john deere tractor to this guy when they owned the dealership and he still has it! oh, and he threw me in an extra bag of jerky too! 🙂

  • ok, since i guess i just really don’t know how to type short freaking fragments, i will leave you with this totally cool video i shot the other day. this is a battle of evil -vs- evil, winged stingers -vs- web slingers, umm, umm, ok, i can’t think of anymore of those but here is a fight to the death between a wasp and a black widow spider, right outside MY HOUSE!!

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on April 17, 2009


  • Yeah! i finished training yesterday afternoon because most of us were already into overtime since we got to count our drive time to and from the training center and our homework time too! gotta love government pay!

  • de-Imust be a gadget guy like me (well, i’m a gadget gal, duh) cuz he wanted to see what my hand held computer (HHC from now on) looks like. so i took a pic of it, but i can’t show you all of the cool things it does. it’s all top secret info ya know 😉


  • if you look at the center, bottom you will see a little black rectangle. that’s the fingerprint scanner. this unit has GPS capabilities that work with an awesome mapping program, a messaging program, payroll functions (so i just enter my time and mileage into it), and then of course all the functions/software for me to enter the info about the living quarters that i am canvassing. oh! and you use a stylus to enter info and type. a little keyboard pops up at the bottom of the screen anytime you click on a field that requires data entry. can you tell i like my new toy?? 

  • mother nature was trying her best to thwart my attempts to get to the training center each morning. i saw a total of 6 deer in a 3 day span and 3 of those felt the need to dash out in front of me. luckily, i am a paranoid freak when it comes to deer spotting while driving so i managed to hit the brakes in time to miss all of them. now, i’m so gun shy that i hit the brakes when a bird flies out of the woods beside me lol.

  • my irises are blooming and they smell sooo good! here’s a shot of them. look closely and you will even see one of those dang carpenter bees that we like to whack. i’ve suspended myself from bee whacking this spring until my irises are done blooming though. my first day at it, i got 1 bee and 2 bloom stalks so, i benched my bad aiming self! check out that clematis vine behind the irises. i’ve already got hundreds of bloom buds coming out on it too!


well that’s about it for now. the weather is beautiful so i want to go sit in the sun and read my book for awhile. i’ve still got an easter post that needs to be written so i will probably post again this weekend. hope y’all have a good weekend!

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on April 3, 2009



  • ok, karma bit me in the butt last week. i was teasing my mom about the fact that i’ve made chocolate oatmeal cookies several times now, and i’ve never had a problem with them setting up. she has. several times and didn’t find it too funny. well, i made them the other day for hubby and they set up too fast! they were quite gross looking, but i must say, he ate them all!

  • are we the only weirdos or does anybody else play a guessing game with the electric bill? hubby and i see who can guess how much it is. no prizes are awarded or anything, just victory celebrations by rubbing it in 🙂

  • i finally went grocery shopping the other day and got a new jar of Peter Pan. i was being a good girl and trying to scrape out the old jar, when what i reallllly wanted was to open the new jar and smell it and dip me out a big spoonful to just eat straight up. i was looking forward to this. guess what? hubby opened it while i was gone.

  • as i was tucking in the g-kid for his nap the other day, he asked me why i was wearing the shirt i had on. (just a maroonish shirt with 3/4 sleeves and a white collar. kinda rugbyish) i told him it was just what i felt like wearing and i asked “why don’t you like it?” thinking since he loves me so much he’d just say yes, right? WRONG he does give me a pity “well i like it,  BUT (there’s always a but) you don’t look pretty in it.” Just Great! now i not only have to take fashion advice from my Husband, but i am being critiqued by my Three y/o Grandson!

  • in case anybody missed the update i posted on, umm, well, whatever day that last post was, my CA 125 test came back normal!! so no cancer to worry about (told y’all) just the timebomb itself…ticking away…tick, tock, tick, tock.

  • i get to go spend the night with my cousin, up north of nashville, next week so i can get my lazy butt to some vascular clinic appt, that’s scheduled before noon, to check out why i see stars when i turn my head to the right. something about plaque in the carotid artery or some such nonsense. i’ve already told them it’s cuz all my connective tissue around there is so swollen it’s pinching off that artery, but hey what do i know? it’s just my body. i’m not a dr. or anything. oh, wait a sec. who asked for the ultrasound cuz she knew she had a cyst? wait, wait, oh right, it was me! and this was after N.P. was done with her exam. hmm who missed said cyst? wait for it…wait…oh right, the one with all the training!

  • ok, i will leave you with that highly sarcastic diatribe. hope you enjoyed it! see ya next week. (oh, but don’t hold me to that cuz i’m not very reliable these days when it comes to posting 🙂

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on March 20, 2009

time for some more friday fragments! yeah! go ahead you can cheer if you want to.


this is what my cat cali did to entertain herself while i was babysitting my sis’ little chihuahua:



this is the message i got in my email from turbo tax the other day:

Dear Nonna,

Congratulations! The IRS has accepted your federal tax return. All you need to do now is pay your taxes and include your payment voucher (Form 1040-V).

yeah congratu-freaking-lations.


while trying to talk the g-kid into eating some more of his dinner the other night this was the response i got from him: i want to but my brain is tired. i couldn’t help but to laugh. then awhile later after almost no progress in eating, his brain was no longer just tired, but now asleep! lol where does he come up with this stuff?


i’m was so worried i would forget to put my chili in the fridge after it cooled last night, that i put the spoon i was stirring it with in the bathroom so i would see it before i went to bed. that’s pitiful.  [update, i remembered!!]


this is one of the first conversations i had on skype. this convo started somewhere around 11pm on wed. night and ended at 2:30am. this exerpt was from around 2 am so i think we were a little slap happy by then. as you will notice at the end of the convo i predicted that it would end up in  a blog. i was right 🙂

Nonna: :p~~~~~~~~
Unmarried Housewife: oh the noes
Nonna: i’m actually giving you a raspberry or strawberry or whichever fruit that’s called when you stick your tongue out and blow…and spit is usually involved too
Unmarried Housewife: ah I misspelled my mispell word making it right
Microblogologist: haha, dork
Unmarried Housewife: there. it’s teh not the
Unmarried Housewife:gamer jargon pride
Microblogologist: teh for reals?
Unmarried Housewife: ya
Microblogologist: does teh = the?
Unmarried Housewife: yeah
Nonna: so what does noes =?
Unmarried Housewife: no
Microblogologist: the plural of no
Unmarried Housewife: yep
Nonna: i swear yall are like laurel and hardy
Microblogologist: because there is not enough drama in one no!
Unmarried Housewife: I’m the cute one (sun)
Nonna: did you practice that skit on someone first?
Unmarried Housewife: nope
Microblogologist: She tells everyone she is the cute one
Unmarried Housewife: spontanious funage
Microblogologist: We are very random and tangents are the norm
Nonna: i might copy and paste and turn yall into a blog if you dont watch it
Microblogologist: lol
Microblogologist: I have done this
Unmarried Housewife: ha ha serve us right it twould
Microblogologist: You would have to translate Unmarried Housewife’s parts though

when i mentioned the laurel and hardy part it was because these responses between the two sibs were coming so fast it was unreal.  they are VERY entertaining, especially at 2:30 in the am when most of tv is infomercials LOL


my dogs eat table scraps. i know i know. they’re not supposed to, but i don’t have a garbage disposal and they like it. i learned today that while they will pick around cooked corn if it’s tossed out in the yard, they have NO problem eating moldy cooked corn that’s been in the fridge for who knows how long. licked the bowl clean. go figure.


currently, no more news on the ticking time bomb in my tummy. if you don’t know what that means you suck should be reading my blog dangit! ok UPDATE i have an mri scheduled for April 20th! a whole month away.
tttthat’s all folks!


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Friday Fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on March 6, 2009

F.Y.I. -paragraph breaks usually mean my brain has jumped tracks…so don’t forget to keep up 😉

yeah!!! i’m back to the land of the living again! i picked up the g-kid and took him over to his uncl’e house (our oldest) and we got to hang out with, not only Randy & baby Reagen, BUT the granny & grandpa showed up there too! luckily i had a naptime schedule that i needed to keep g-kid to so we only stayed for an hour or so then headed home for his nap.

driving the g-kid to gymnastic classes on tuesday we had to run by the electric company. they had some beautiful buttercups blooming(0f course no camera) and i pointed them out to james. here is the convo that followed:

james: was dat yewwo stuff ? 

me: those are buttercups or daffodils. they are flowers that are blooming.

james: NO, i meant dat yewwo stuff, right there (pointing)

me: what yellow stuff, i don’t see any yellow except for the flowers…

james: dat yewwo stuff on the WINDOW.  (guess he thinks i’m stupide so he says it louder, hehe)

me: oh. that’s bird poop.

james: (with a totally wrinkled up nose) ewww that’s dirty. you need to take your car through the car wash.

me: why? it’s on the outside so it’s not bothering me.

james: dat’s dirty! i  don’t wike my stuff dirty. i like my stuff cwean cwean!

me: well the car wash cost money. what about if we just wait and let poppa clean it off for free.

james: ok. but if it was my tar i would cwean it NOW. (still wearing that wrinkle now, i smell somthing bad face) LOL

while babysitting the g-lid, they have this crazy, neurotic, min pin (which is a dog for all you cat ppl out there) that i get to babysit along with the g-kid, oh joy. well, for some reason she was obssesed with me and dying for attention all day. everytime i was typing on the computer she would try to nibble on my hands. when i got her to stop that, she decided for some strange reason that the back of my neck tasted really good. next thing i know she gives me a wet willy! i told james (g-kid) what she had done and he didn’t know what a wet willy is!! what kind of parent raises a 3 y/o boy and doesn’t teach him one of the necessary girl tortures?? so i gave him a wet willy much to his dismay then whispered “you should do that to mommy when she gets home from work”.  you know what this totally deprived child told  me? “There is NO WAY i am gonna do that to my mommy!!” LOL he’s such a sweetheart!

at the last minute last night, i was warned that i would be watching the g-kid again tomorrow. not a big deal, i enjoy doing it. the only thing that bothers me is that i have no memory of that converstation. so much for sleeping as late as i wanted to do today. oh. what really gets me steamed is that “The Bitch” (the ex & trust me she earned the name) doesn’t care about anybody else’s plans. she  has to go get her hair done, in Nashville, of course. the bad part is, she owns her own buisness which means she could fit this into her schedule easier. she is screwing with me (or trying to-i’m not gonna let her get my goose) which sucks but the worst part is that she won’t even watch him for 3-4 hours so jamie and come play darts with us. we have played 5 weeks now and she has gotten to play once but, only because the babby’s daddy took him to the circus.

speaking of darts…oh you weren’t…well you are now  🙂  we had to play the best team out of allthe divisions last night. i was trilled to even win 1-3 in my singles matchup. hubby & i played doubles 501 and actually pulled off a WIN 2-1. we had a great night. my sis AND my cuz who has a non-profit orinization (from nashville-i’ll tell you more about him soon) were there along with obviously all the other dart players/friends. as they say, a good time was had by all  🙂



it is with the Census Bureau and might not sound like much since it only lasts for 8-10 weeks, but the pay (14.5/hr) is great! they also pay milege at 55 cents a mile. i have to go to nashville in the middle of april to do a week long training program then i will become an “enumerator” (person that goes door to door). hopefully CUZ will be allowing me to crash in his apartment cuz there is now way i could get up early enough to drive to nashville and be there all brite eyed and busytailed. tjere are obviously, many reasons why i am thrilled to get this job but i am also scared to death it will miss up my chances of receiving my disablitly benefits. i shoud hear if they settle or if i’m to go to court around around june or so. of course i wouln’t be … side tracked by t.v. or meds or something  Oh i need the money to cover silly hubby’s tax boo boo. he let his employer put him down on a freaking 1099 instead of and hourly wage. with my not working for the last few years that has put a serious crimp on our fundage. hopefully, i will be able to make enough to cover his takes, but not so much that they kick me out of disability benefits.

ok, sat here long enough. my but is sore. adios amigos!

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on February 20, 2009


brought to you by Mrs. 4444

as i’m getting the g-kid dressed for gymnastics class tuesday:
me: come on, let’s put your gymnastic shorts on
g-kid: (very indignantly) those aren’t nasty! (i guess i need to work on my enunciation, huh?)


now we are at gymnastics. i pull his jeans off (shorts on underneath ppl) and he reaches around and tugs on the back of his shorts. i asked him if his shorts are falling off and did he need me to pull them up. his reply: no, sometimes i just get wedgies.


went for my sleep study test last week. good news: i know how to breathe while i’m sleeping. bad news: no “red flag” saying this is why you’re so exhausted every day. but at least i got a photo op out of it: (guys, don’t bother looking too close i photoshopped the nips outta there!)







got my hair cut today. woohoo. i love it. i just hopes it warms up soon or my neck is gonna be freezing!


 played darts wednesday nights at our “home bar” Night Moves (makes me think of bowel movements for some reason) for the first time. we kicked BUTT!!  23-8 was the final score. i got me another Ton (yeah!) i think that’s been one per week so far. i also won every game that i played except for the final team game. hey! i can’t carry 3 other ppl who musta been tipsy by that point. lol


i’m sure there was something else interesting or funny that happened this week but, for the life of me i can’t think of a single thing!

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friday fragments

Posted by nonnasnonsense on February 6, 2009

first, i must say THANK YOU again to Mrs. 4444 and her wonderfully wise judgement for awarding me once again, her Favorite Friday Fragments award for last weeks frags, which is posted on my new bloggy bling bling page. 🙂


as always, brought to us by the lovely Mrs. 4444 here are my friday fragments…


my hubby’s new hobby is takin’ his ipod and showin’ this to everybody and anybody he can con into looking at it:



my VA travel pay seems to have doubled from 14+ bucks to 30+ bucks. i have no idea how or why, but i’m totally diggin it and greedily wish they had done that back when gas prices were so high.


g-kid got up from his nap at 2:30 the other day (it’s usually not until around 4 when his mom gets home). he climbed up beside me on the couch and i told him i was happy he was up so early cuz we got to have some snuggle time. about 10 minutes later he said, “nonna, i really like dis snuggle time”. AAHHHH it was so sweet.


i decided that since i’m going to chattanooga for a big dart tournament (and because i was just tired of running around) that i wasn’t going to leave the house and get my allergy shots today. they have recently upped the dosage and it leaves my arms sore again. can’t be havin’ my dart game thrown off ya know.


good plans are laid to waste or best laid plans…something..whatever that saying is cuz s.daughter (i still love you) locked her freaking car keys up in her car AGAIN (and she’s not even a blonde!) so i had to go open her car for her. oh well, it provided a needed break for my posterior after spending hours addin’ every. one. of my blog roll-ees to my rss feed thingy.


speaking of rss feed thingy…since i have now (semi) mastered that technology, the only thing keeping that old blogspot blog alive is my little followers box. i have a feeling it is soon to be a thing of the past. i’m just gonna have to learn to be happy with comment counts or page hits or something. psssttt this is a warning to you to update my feed/url/however you keep up with me 🙂


if you are not following the He Blog She Blog competition for a TEMPORARY (at least it better be) fill-in for Heinous who is having personal issues, you have GOT to go check out petra’s site. the smack talkin’ is fast ‘n furious and freakin’ uproarious (yes, i’m using a thesaurus, i’m tired of hysterical and hilarious!)


last item: i’m putting my blue ice pic up here, because honestly i just haven’t gotten enough (any??)  oooo’s and aaah’s over on the nonnasnaps blog and i want more (some)!


see y’all next week for friday fragments!

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