TheSnowbear's Articles
February 17, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I've basically been functioning on auto pilot. I've done this for about 5 years. That is over. I've decided to shake up my life and challange myself. This means new eating habits, new life habits, and possibly new employment.

I'm in a rut, things are the same, without realing improving. I'm not sad, I'm not happy, just in neutral.

I'm not talking about my family of course, I love my daughter & her family which is the joy of my life. She is the Mother of my 2 beautiful grandchildren...
February 14, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I've tried to find good tv. I've tried to find good movies. OK.. A trip to find a good book sounds like a good deal. Daytime tv isn't that big a deal as I'm not home but one week day a week. But the prime time tv selection isn't worth looking at. OK the strike is over, but still the shows that will come back will take a while. I firmly believe renting some good books on tape is my best bet.

Is it just me or has the entertainment changed. They are remaking the classics, but not with t...
February 10, 2008 by TheSnowbear
lately there seems to be a lot of old movies on tv. I guess it is due to the strike. From what I understand about the strike, the writers are upset they aren't getting enough money, so they put a lot of other people out of work. Make sense.. NOT

There are some movies I haven't seen in years. They are enjoyable, entertaining, and some exciting are playing.

So it's Sunday night, housework is done for another week, lunches and breakfasts are made, and I'm taking a sleeping pill so I c...
February 8, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I'm craving home made cookies. The kind I made a few weeks ago. They have everything but the kitchen sink in them. They have coconut, oatmeal, chocolate chips, crushed corn flakes, etc. They are great.

I am craving snacks, and hate the price of store bought cookies. I want something that I know the ingredients are basic without a lot of fillers. These cookies freeze great, so I can pull a few out a day, and by snack time, mid morning, middle afternoon, they will be perfect.

I've made...
February 2, 2008 by TheSnowbear
When I saw the Dr. yesterday, I had mentioned i was having trouble sleeping.. like falling asleep at 5 am when I have to get up at 5:15. So, he put me on some sleeping pills for a short while till I get back to sleeping normally again.

Tonight I looked at the label. It states : Caution: May cause Drowsiness. May cause Dizziness.

I reread it again... The Prescrit is for sleeping pills. they're created to cause sleeping.. Why then do they put that warning on those pills. I mean if...
January 31, 2008 by TheSnowbear
My daughter was surprised as heck when she was a SR. and I could pick out all the cool clothes. I would smile, and say thanks. Little did she know I had worn almost the same styles when I was a Sr.

Now, it has started all over again. I was looking at kids clothes, and the styles are so much like what I dressed my daughter in it was scary. My daughter had sent me a pic of her daughter in a cute outfit that looked sooo very similar.

So.. I dug out the photo book, and yes.. there it w...
January 25, 2008 by TheSnowbear
Last night I received a call from my granddaughter. I answered the phone, I thought it was my daughter. it was.. but she simply said my granddaughter wanted to talk w/ me. She handed the phone to my granddaughter, and she & I talked about 3 minutes. For a 3 yr old, that is a fairly long conversation. She said she missed me, she had a boo boo, and her brother is walking.. among other things.

Then she said I love you , bye bye, and hung up. She is very fast getting off the phone.. lol
January 20, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I'll admit it, I love football. i prefer it to basketball, base ball, any other sport. The season is too short, imho. I love my Sunday's, where the football games rule the tv.

now, today, there are 2 games, the conference championship games. Then, in 2 weeks, superbowl.

I have my snacks already lined up. I have never missed part of a superbowl since it started. (For those of you w/ math skills, yes, I'm over 21)..

The season needs to be longer, with baseball & basketball shorte...
January 18, 2008 by TheSnowbear
It snowed yesterday and last evening. It is sooo beautiful. I have the luxury of sitting in my home, watching tv,and relaxing. I can look out and see the beauty of it. I hear on the news the problems it caused, none of which I would wish on anyone. Ilove to see the peacefulness the snow brings. It seems to bring out a quietness.

I do hate the fact that it can and does cause problems w/ driving. Some people don't realize that when it snows, the roads aren't dry. The roads become wet. ...
January 13, 2008 by TheSnowbear
Yesterday for lunch I wanted something warm and simple. Red lobster has a great soup & salad for under $7.00. Perfect for what I had in mind.

I was seated, and given my menu, and was told my waiter would be here soon. I settled down, started reading my book, and relaxed. The couple just across from me was being waited on for their order. They were 2 women, and upset that one of the "specials" wasn't able to be changed. they acted like it was the waiters fault. Finally, they agreed ...
January 12, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I'm trying to find something worth while on tv. It is almost impossible. The choices are very very nil. The cartoons shown are not what I grew up on. All the silly tv ads, selling all kinds of fairly useless things.

A few old classic movies, but nothing outstanding.

Thank goodness for tivo.. I've recorded a bunch of shows from the week, thank goodness I have enough to get past the mid afternoon.

I remember Saturday morning tv use to be entertaining.

I remember waking up ear...
January 9, 2008 by TheSnowbear
It's Wenesday evening. I only have to survive Thursday, and 4 hrs Friday morning. Then it's weekend. The weather has been warm.. mid 60's... cold, 28, all within 42 hrs.

Now it's raining, overcast, and dreary, Due to continue through weekend. Perfect. I'm going to be knitting, watching tv, and totally kicked back. I might get out some old receipes of my favorite cookies and have a snack. Make some chocolate mile, and think back to my childhood days of innocent times, and no worrie...
January 6, 2008 by TheSnowbear
It's been a long week. But, it's over. Now it's back to routine. I've started on my spring cleaning.. I like to do that at the first of the year to clear the decks. This weekend I'll start getting things ready for the tax returns.. and organizing and putting things in the file cabinet to sort and keep things simple for the rest of the year.

I've put it off and now it seems the perfect time to do all this to get it straightened out once and for all. I'm trying to simplify my life and get...
January 3, 2008 by TheSnowbear
My friends were babysitting my cat while I was on vacation. I picked her up last night. She was over there a little over 2 weeks.

She came into the room, looked at me.. and ignorned me. It is true.. one has never been ignorned till ignorned by a cat. She refused to look at me.

She prefered to go to any man in the room. She has always liked men.. but to be ignorned by her, after being together for over 3 well, dang it , it hurt. Finally she tolerated me petting her.. and ...
January 1, 2008 by TheSnowbear
I refuse to make NY's resolutions. Due to the fact that they are usually broken before the end of the first week. So..I'm slowly making changes in my life. Less fast foods, more salads. Less pop, more water, things like that. Then as those things become natural, more will be added. I know me. If I'm thrown a bunch of changes too fast, I drop one or two. This way, slowly I'm changing the way I'm eating and living.

Small things, like take the stairs instead of the elevator. Parking a...