Monday, September 13, 2010


Effective September 1, 2010, “I, Sylvia A. Feeley, will not be responsible for debts incurred by anyone or contracted by anyone other than myself".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Good Rainy Morning To All

It's raining here today and according to our wonderful weather person, it is the order of the day.  Sunday was not a good day for me, had to go to Walmart late in the afternoon and as I was leaving, a young woman backed out of her parking space at a high rate of speed and right into the front of my car.  She was driving a Ford Bronco and trashed the headlight, grill, lots of stuff inside the engine compartment on the drivers side of my car, a 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII.  The estimate so far is at 3,400.00 for repairs if they can find all the parts needed.  Her vehicle had a few scratches on the back bumper.  She admitted fault in that she wasn't looking as she backed out.  I have never seen anyone exit a parking space that fast and the collision shook my whole car and the damage is unbelievable.  I got a severe case of whip lash over my entire body, lol, according to the ER doctor I saw on Sunday night.  I am still really sore this morning and my right hip and elbow are not feeling any better.  The accident was in Michigan which is a no fault state and that means our insurance company has to foot the bill for the repairs, medical, car rental, etc.,  It will not be a chargeable accident for me since she admitted fault to the deputy that made the report and thank you very much means that our deductible is waived.  I have to take the car into today for them to complete the estimate. They will tear it down to be sure there is no hidden damage and to be sure they have all the parts needed to make the repair.  It will take about 2 weeks by the time the process is complete.  I get a rental car, YEAH!!  Our insurance covers 16.00 per day for rental and Enterprise Car Rental has an economy car for 16.55 plus tax per day so that will only cost me about 20.00 and that is a good thing.  If I can figure out a way to get the picture on my cell phone to my computer, lol, I will post it.  Well enough of that, I have to start the process of getting ready to head out and get the car to the dealership.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Good morning to all.  Another day, thank you God.  Rain and wind for the next several days.  Of course I have to be out on Saturday during this weather.  Makes you wonder why it is always sunny when you have no place to go. lol 

I have been sad the last couple of weeks since getting news from my friend that he is dying.  There has been a range of emotions to numerous to list.  I pray every night for a miracle and won't give up.  This is the first time in my life that someone that I love dearly knows in advance they are dying.  The other deaths I have experienced were sudden so there was not time to think about those people no longer being here on earth.  I am not sure which is better.  I don't mean to sound morose but death is a fact of life, one that is not easy to talk about.  I write poetry and the day that I got the email from my friend, I wrote this poem.  It sums up the feelings that I experienced.


Unbearable palpable pain,
heart ripped from its mooring
in the safe harbor of your love.
Silent screams escape trembling lips,
tears erupt, cascade down my cheeks.

No breath will come,
only gasps between sobs,
hands pull hair,

moans of anguish won't quit.

It's not fair, you cannot leave,

you cannot die.
Never lied to me,
it must be true,
how could you!
We're supposed to be together forever,
now you are going away,

leaving me here alone.

Resignation, acceptance arrives,
takes its place in my soul.
Knowledge that we loved in another life
gives comfort, we will love again,
another time, wait for me, my darling.

Copyright © 2010 Sylvia All Rights Reserved

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday In Indiana

Good morning to all.  I made it another day, thanks to God and that is a good thing.  Weather today is forecast to be in the 70's and windy with rain for the next several days.  Of course that changes quickly.  I found my niece on Facebook and we reconnected after several years.  She is a grandmother now.  That is so hard to believe. (smiles).  Rachelle and her husband David are taking the entire family to Florida for vacation this week.  Makes me wish I was on that trip with them.  Speaking of Facebook, I still have not really conquered this site. lol  For some reason I have a mental block in learning how things on there work.  But never fear, if I keep poking around the site, I may overcome it.  I will not give up until I do. lol  That's about all that I have to say today, kind of boring I know but that is what is going on with me now.  See you tomorrow with more boring things.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Wednesday, April 25th, 2010

Thanks to God, I have another day.  I also have allergies back in full force.  There was something on the news recently that this year was the worst for allergies and I have to agree with that.  Mine have been really active so far and I am ready for them to be gone.  We have some kind of trees around here that leave a fine yellow mist on everything in sight and they must be partially responsible for some peoples, including mine, allergies.  This is just another reason I can add for moving back to Arizona or someplace where there aren't so many things to irritate allergies.  Enough of that for now. 

I have found that as I grow older sleep comes at a premium.  Sleeping an entire eight hours without waking up two or three times is out of the question and sleeping in for me mean not getting up until 5AM. lol  Makes for a long boring day.  No, I don't take naps during the day, don't watch TV in bed.  I do all the things suggested to ensure sleep but for some reason they're not working.  Now that I have bored you to tears, it is time for me to get a cup of coffee, half caf, none of the real thing for me. lol  See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Tuesday Morning

Glad to say that I made it another day and that God saw fit to let me wake up once more.  Not being morose, just thankful.  Another day to sit back and watch the ever changing weather here in Indiana.  There is a saying around here that if you don't like the weather, wait a minute for it will surely change.  Our temperatures have been bouncing up and down like a ping pong ball for the last few weeks and this year the allergies are terrible.  I managed once again to have a cold and a sinus infection, in fact it happened twice since January.  The last bout lasted about 5 weeks and nothing would help, it just had to run its course.  During this time, I figured out that I should buy some stock in Puffs because between my husband and I, we used 7 boxes of them in a two week period.   Yes, I managed to pass the cold to him.  Okay, enough of that for now.

I have decided that I will try to post a little something every day, no matter how boring it might be. lol  It can be my dairy of sorts so sorry to say, you're stuck with me once again.  Until tomorrow, have a good day (I really do mean that.)

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's Been A Long Time

Hello to the world.  I didn't realize that it had been over a year since I posted anything.  Not much going on in my life right now other than it is filled with sadness.  A dear friend, a man I love is dying and there is nothing I can do to stop that other than pray for a miracle.  Believe me, I have been praying and prays from others can't hurt so remember Sylvia's friend. 

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gingerbread House

This gingerbread house was created by my son, Bil Wood.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our Christmas Traditions - Crackers and the Pickle

Christmas Crackers

After some research, I found the story of Christmas Crackers. They were invented by an English baker called Tom Smith. The Cracker is a tube that when the ends are pulled to open it, there is a popping noise or “crack”. The Cracker first included wrapped sweets or “bon bon”. The sweet was dropped and a small novelty gift was included. Soon jokes and/or witty sayings were included in the Cracker. Tom’s son started including a paper hat. The first Christmas crackers went on sale in London in 1847. The Cracker can be used for occasions other than Christmas and more expensive gifts can be included in them.

Our tradition for Christmas is putting Christmas Crackers in the tree and on Christmas morning each person takes a Cracker and opens it. You enjoy the gift, put on the silly hat, and read the jokes. We also share them with visitors during the holidays.

Here are some of the jokes that were included in our Christmas Crackers:

What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Do you think he saw us!

What lies in a pram and wobbles?
A jelly baby!

Why is an elephant large grey and wrinkly?
Because if it were small, white and smooth it would be an aspirin!

How do you start a teddy bear race?
Ready, teddy, go!

What is the most popular gardening magazine in the world?
Weeders Digest!

Customer: “This steak is terrible I want the manager”.
Waiter: “Sorry sir, he isn't on the menu”

What do they sing at a snowman's birthday party?
Freeze a jolly good fellow!

What does Santa Claus use to weed his garden?
His hoe hoe hoe!

How do you stop a rhino from charging?
Take away his credit cards!

Christmas Pickle
After research on the Christmas Pickle, it seems that no one really knows where this tradition originated. The tradition we use is the last person up on Christmas eve hangs an ornament shaped like a pickle on the Christmas Tree. On Christmas morning, excluding the person who “hid” the pickle, the other people search the tree for the pickle and the person who finds it gets a surprise gift.

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Copyright © 2007 Sylvia A. Feeley All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Am Getting Old - Part Twenty-Seven

I am getting older because....I can't believe that another year has passed by. It is Thanksgiving eve, November 26. I am no longer in Arizona with the nice warm weather. As the song goes, I am back in Indiana. The weather, well it is the weather. Snow on the ground, cool and crisp today. There is more snow forecast for the remainder of this week and most of next week. I will close for now and say to everyone HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


If anyone has any ideas as to the type of lamp, the manufacturer, cost or any other information regarding the lamp in this photograph, please leave a comment for me. Thank You.
(There are 3 "flicker" candle bulbs in the base of the lamp.)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Under the Weather

I have been a little under the weather and recently had to have a stress test. The good news is that I do indeed have a heart and at this time, it is working as God intended and has no blockages. I had been down in the dumps until I got the results and was feeling sorry for myself. After reading the July 18, 2008 post on Down River Drivel (on my list of favorites) I will never feel sorry for myself again. Anyone reading this should visit that site and read the post. Jeni is the author of that site and deserves some kind of award. I will now have a mission to find something appropriate for her. She is amazing as far as I am concerned.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Miscellaneous Thoughts

I have a new diet. It is called " I can't afford the gas for the car to go to the grocery store and even if I could, groceries are to high to buy, therefore I lose weight". Seriously, every day I go by the service station, I almost have a heart attack. The prices just keep rising. Some days, they change two times. Our vehicle has to use premium gas and in town it gets about 13 miles per gallon if we are lucky and 19 miles per gallon on the road. It is a 1997 model, in excellent shape, other than is sucks the gas up like a thirsty person. If we could afford to, it would be traded in for a car that gets better gas mileage, but being on a limited income, a car payment right now is out of the question. Needless to say, I do not drive much in town. I try to plan my trips and make as many stops in a day as I can rather than spreading them out over several days. We are on Social Security and the "WONDERFUL COST OF LIVING RAISE" (if you can call it that) is so small each year that by the time Medicare and the supplemental insurance increases, we net about 5.00 per month. Our two combined payments are higher than most people on Social Security, so I am thankful for that. A word of advice to any young people that might read this, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Even though you may be young, it is never to early to plan for the day when you will be in the situation that many older Americans find themselves today. Believe it or not, one day you will be an "older American". Well it is time for me to decide if I drive to the grocery store or walk or go hungry today. Just kidding. Until next time, so long.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Other Things

I have been up since 4:30 AM and catching up on my favorite blogs. So much has happened since the last time I visited them. Some of my favorites are no longer there and it makes me wonder what has happened to those people and makes me sad that I was away so long and lost touch with so many good people. I have become a recluse (lol), well not really, just lazy I think. There is so much I want to write about but don't know where to start so I will let this short paragraph suffice for today. See you soon.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quotes I found today on Worry. I have been taking a long break from posting and reading my favorite blogs. I am about ready to join the human race again and not hide away anymore. I am back in Indiana and during the time I have been not writing, my brain has accumulated tons of things to write about. So in a few days, I will start to clear my mind of these mundane things.

Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weights you down. ~Toni Morrison

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. ~Cullen Hightower

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. ~Author Unknown

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. ~Nelson DeMille

I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time. ~Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia

If things go wrong, don't go with them. ~Roger Babson