It’s Been Awhile–Chrisisms Return

Now and then  on It's Just Life I share some of the quirky and lovable things that my dear husband aka Mr. Diamond shares with me.  He reminded me the other day that we have known each other 2/3rd's of our lives now.  We met each other when we were 18 so you can do the math. When I think of how our lives together have kind of meshed over the years I just shake my head because we fit like two peas in a pod, go together like cookies and milk and complement each other like two coordinating … [Read more...]

Chrisisms –Again

Oh you KNOW you have missed them!   Mr. Diamond has not been keeping up his end of the deal by keeping me in blog material lately.  I think he might be a tad bit distracted but I did manage to get a few out of him since the last posting of his witty words.   Enjoy a little Monday morning humor compliments of my dearly beloved. Subordinates are like your kids.  They just want your time. I am going to turn over a new leaf.  And find the worm beneath. Some people walk like they drive and … [Read more...]

Spinning in Our Teacups

Let me just say right off---I love my husband.  He is an amazing guy.  He is my biggest cheerleader.  He is a fabulous father and husband.  And he is funny.  Hysterical at times.  I doubt that everyone sees that side of him but he is.  I am sure he comes across to many as intense and intimidating but not to me!!!   Good thing, huh? Last week we were making the trip from Iowa to Ohio together.  He had a lot of business calls so when I was driving I was privy to one side of conversations.  All … [Read more...]

Hints for Homemakers

One of the really cool things about cleaning out a house is that you find treasures.   And we have found A LOT of treasures!  Some have ended up in the roll off and we have been graced with not the American Pickers but the Lima Pickers.   Hey--hats off to anyone who wants to pick through a huge roll off of trash for metal to scavenge.   The guy who stopped by today at least stopped and asked if he could dig.  Others have not been so respectful.  They see an Art's Rolloff and dive in! But I … [Read more...]

Birthday Wishes and Umbilical Cords

Me, Paula and Mother a couple of years ago !!!  Need to get an updated picture!!!!  But you get the idea!!!   My sister has a birthday!!! It is tomorrow---otherwise known as TAX DAY but I thought I would wish her happy birthday a day early because in my advancing years I am bound to forgot to do this tomorrow!!! So here it is ---a tribute to my sister, Paula!!! Happy Birthday, Sissy!!! If any of you have sisters you may know what it means. Paula and I are 6 years apart in … [Read more...]

Need a Laugh today?

So I was taking a cruise on the internet highway this morning which included watching some You Tube videos on using the Cricut (I learned a lot--perhaps I should have watched some of these earlier and saved myself some on the craft learning!) and happened upon some interesting websites.  The internet is kind of like tv---a lot of folks say there isn't anything worthwhile and there is a lot of trash on it.  Well......I disagree.   There is a lot to enjoy out there and all it takes is a little … [Read more...]

This MAY Lower Cholesterol….

It just struck me as funny......the wording on this can of soup.... Progresso can not say for certainty that eating this soup will definitely reduce cholesterol but it MAY, it just MAY reduce it.  Can't fully commit to that claim but on the off chance that it does they are going to put it out there.  I guess it is all part of the truth in advertising stuff---don't make claims that you can't factually back up.  I guess that is a good thing.   So here is another thought..... THIS … [Read more...]

Flying Umbrellas and Iowa Winds

So I bought a new umbrella for the deck today..........I was excited because it fit the area much better than any we had had before. We really just needed a smaller market umbrella and one that matched our chairs a bit better so I found a deal at Target and set it up. Or so I thought! I was calmly sitting on the couch watching "Ellen" --my one addiction right now. I heard a whoooooshhhhhh and suddenly there was no umbrella in the stand!!!!!! No umbrella in the yard, no umbrella in the … [Read more...]