Sunday, October 31, 2004

HALLOWEEN

We only had about 6 or 8 trick or treater's last night!

How times have changed!

When I was a kid we would go out ( a group of kids alone).       Leave about 5 pm and not get home until 9 or 10pm. No one worried about our safety because all parents watched out for all children.

We walked for miles. It wasn't a quiet holiday like today. We hooted and shouted and  would see who could make the loudest witch scream.  When someone would answer the door we would scream to the top of our lungs....trick or treat...smell my feet...give me something good to eat!!!!! And we always said...Thank You!

If we didn't get a treat or someone didn't answer their door..... It was a production of badness that followed. We would get up our courage, throw leaves on their porches and run away laughing...Boy did we get them!!!!

We also made our own costumes out of things around the house.

Last night the children had adults guards with them and walked quitely to the door. They didn't  even say Trick or Treat...They just stood there with their candy pouches opened. I told them how cute they looked with no reply..Not even a Thank You!

It was kinda sad to this old ....stay out 4 or five hours and come home with a pillow case that I had to drag, person!!!!!!

Just no excitement in halloween night anymore.....so sad..

Mary Louise

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

THE 40TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

I did it...I went to my 40th high school reunion.

I can't believe that I have been out of high school that long.

Looking from the inside out...I don't feel old or think that I look old.

What surprised me at the reunion was how many old people were there..... CLAMING TO BE MY CLASSMATES.

They all looked old and used up, tired and wrinkled.

How did this happen to all of them?

The girls looked cute and the boy's buff 40 years ago....even me!

 Mary Louise  Senior Picture

Now...They all look...well~~~~~~~Sad!

I was thinking all of this while surveying the room with the orange and blue streamers and the ice sculpture of the Lion.

Every time that I would talk to someone, I couldn't help but feel sorry for them. They just looked old to me.

I was feeling pretty saucy in my new dress and heels as I talked to the guy's and girl's of my youth. I was thinking that they should have taken better care of themselves.

Then, I made a horrible mistake....

I went to the restroom........

As I washed my hands, I glanced in the mirror and much to my surprise....

There was an old Lady looking back at me.

I swear that I didn't know who she was!!!!!

Who was that old person with my eyes and hair?

This just couldn't be the Homecoming Queen, Senior beauty, Co-Head Majorette and Miss West End!!!!

Or could it be true that I too, have gotten old along with my class mates.......

NAW....

Probably just a real bad mirror....

That's right....A DISTORTED mirror.............a Very BAD mirror!!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I went back into the room with all of the old people and continued the evening...

I just never went back to the restroom!!!!

Mary Louise

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

THE QUICK, CHECK YOURSELF OUT COMPUTER AT THE STORE

O.K. Folks...

I'm back on the critique thing of the under 20 somethings....

I went to the store to buy a nice bottle of wine for dinner.

I decided to go through the fast, check yourself out place where there are 4 computer screens.

I touched the screen at all the right places. This is a snap, I thought until....

A big picture of a drivers licence showed up on the screen. Then,

I had to wait for a cashier to come and verify that I was old enough to buy the wine.

This cashier was in no hurry to get back to her post.

I could have gone through the regular line and got out of the store faster.

She finally assumed her position and surveyed the 4 computer check outs, where I had been waiting for about 8 minutes now. She was busy doing ....What??? I wasn't sure.

Finally, I said, excuse me but I think you need to push something so that I can buy this bottle of wine.

Oh yeah, she said popping her gum.

There I stood, old enough to be her Grandmother and she said....

Can I see your drivers license? My driver's license? I replied.

Now, it was 10 minutes at the quick, check out yourself line and I was getting irritated.

Instead of hunting through my purse to find my bill fold, to find my license for this under 20 something.......

I turned to face her...Using both hands, I pointed to my face...

Oh, she said, I guess you ARE old enough!

But... this snip of a girl didn't stop there...

You are really, really old enough! Then she smiled and hit the button so that I could finish my order and get out of there.

Now, it had been 14 minutes since I decided to go through the fast, check yourself out line.

Next time, I will look for an old cashier and go through the regular line.

Mary Louise

Monday, October 25, 2004

SOCIAL SECURITY

My sister, Barbara called me this morning to say that she has applied for Social Security!

How can that be.......

We just were 30 yesterday..or was that the day before?

No, it was yesterday...

Maybe, it was today...

No, it must have been yesterday.....

Or maybe, it was the day before yesterday...

It had to be yesterday..

I would remember if we were 30 today.

The days have begun to speed up to run together.

I can't remember if we were 30 yesterday or just the other day.

It must have been.....................

Oh Crap.......

We ARE Old!

ML

Saturday, October 23, 2004

THE COUNTER STRIKES AGAIN

I'm not sure why this bothers me so much but it does.

My counter was up to 480 and went back to 12. AHHHHHHHH!

Now, it is up to 26 and I feel better.

At least, I know that there are a few people who read this journal.

I'm not sure why you special people read it but...

Thank You!

All-right counter....

I'm taking you on!!!!  THIS IS WAR!!!!!!!!

M L

Thursday, October 21, 2004

DIRECTIONS TO THE HALLOWEEN BASH

DIRECTIONS TO THE HALLOWEEN PARTY.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

MEN AND WOMEN

HOW WE SEE OURSELVES.....

THIS IS WHAT A MAN SEES WHEN HE LOOKS IN A MIRROR......

 

THIS IS WHAT A WOMAN SEES WHEN SHE LOOKS INTO A MIRROR...........

WHY IS THAT???

COMMENTS??????????

ML

BUMPER STICKER

BACK OFF......

I'M A GODDESS!

M.L.

Saturday, October 9, 2004

ESTROGEN

I found a bumper sticker yesterday that my sister gave me one Christmas.

It say's....

I'm out of Estrogen...

AND

I have a gun!!!!!!!

I love that one!!!!

M L

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

I'm Old...Really Old!

I got an e-mail today from a friend.

Her daughter used to baby sit my two daughters when they were small.  I never thought about us being close in age because she looked so much younger than her age at the time. I guess, at that time, I would have let a 6 year old baby sit if it meant that I could go somewhere by myself!

I haven't seen this friend in a while so I was surprised when I got her mail.

She wrote...

M.L.,

Just thought that I would brighten your day.

Little Sherry was 50 years old yesterday!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

WOW...That news made me want to rush to the make-up counter and buy anti-aging creme.

Who woulda thunk it...

Little Sherry is 50!!!

ML

 

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

I am so thrilled today!!!

Gettin old is work and losing weight is work.

I have been on the South Beach diet for months and this morning.................................

TA DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was able to get into my size 8 jeans again!!!!!!

I LOVE this way of eating! A lot of vegetables, meats, fish and small amount of carbs.

I was carb addicted and thought I would miss them and I did that first 2 weeks but not anymore.

SIZE 8 JEANS again and I thought those days were over!!!!!

The first two weeks of the S B way of eating were hell but the pay off is GREAT and I don't even feel like I am on a diet anymore.

If you can get through the first 2 weeks...Your home free and the weight just falls off!

I might be gettin old but...

I am in a size 8 jean again!!!!!  WOO HOOOOOOOOOO!

ML

Monday, October 4, 2004

COLD WEATHER COMING TO OHIO

I have pulled out all of my sweatshirts, jeans and heavy shoes, boots, coats and hats.

I know it is fall because I had to change from my summer tennis shoes to the heavy winter ones.

Only problem...My feet are still cold.

My bones have already started freezing up and will not thaw out until May...possibly June.

I don't even like going to the mailbox when it is cold. It takes me 30 mintues just to dress for the adventure.

I am a Summer person, a beach person who lives in Ohio and simply gets through the cold weather and prays for a early Spring.

Though the snow is beautiful and I like it...I would rather be on the Gulf Coast, squint my eyes and pretend that the white sand is snow.

I'm already preparing my mind for the cold, grey days to come.

Like the little train...I think I can, I think can, I think I can.

M L