WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

January 28, 2011

~ Dear Diary~

January 1, 2011

Dear Diary,

Oh !!   I love a New year...And I just know this is going to be the "Best Year Ever"...

January 3, 2011

Dear Diary,

Woke up with a cold to beat all colds...Can't stop sneezing, eyes watering and lost my contact lens, can't find my glasses, my nose is bright Red and I'm starting to look like Karl Malden Help!!

January 4, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, feel like I'm sniffing pepper nose is beyond Red it now qualified for Rudolph...
Turned on my desktop computer and it died some time during the night...No big deal have Len take it to computer doctor to fix after all I got an external hard drive in August so I have all my files and information saved right!! Wrong computer doctor calls external hard drive has never worked factory defeat, need to take it back to store...Can't leave house nose to bright, big and Red..Oh well I'll get by with my lap top...

January 5, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, sneezing all the time gone through two boxes of tissue now..finding tissue even in my underwear and clothes dryer..every pants pocket, every robe, every place to have tissue I have it stuffed, feel like I'm wearing a padded bra now...Can't leave house now, can't even go to Wal-mart for fear I'll end up on " People who shop at Wal-Mart"

January 6, 2011

Dear diary,

Computer needs a new hard drive..Had computer dr. order it less than buying a new one..Only $160.00 to fix..
Still can't leave house, sneezing big time and my bladder is not working right!! Now wetting my pants every time I sneeze...
I go on-line shopping instead..needed a new lamp for my dining room side board..Found one I really loved with a Lion holding up 2 lights with shades in his mouth...Can't wait for it to come, just know that will make me feel better...

January 8, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, How can one person sneeze so much?? Maybe I'll make the worlds record of sneezing...Now on my third box of tissues..Nose so sore am putting Vaseline on it so I now have a rather large Red nose that is oily...Still wetting pants..But just know it's going to be the " Best Year Ever" .

January 10. 2011

Dear Diary,

Venture out to drug store for allergy medication..did you know they make pull up depends???

January 11, 2011

Dear Diary,

Oh Happy days..Lamp arrived!! Lions neck is broken so I now have a headless lion lamp...contact EBay seller she'll order me another one...still sneezing!!

January 15, 2011

Dear Diary,

Finally am out of house, hair not looking great hair seems to be falling out!! Still sneezing big time...But now have my trusty depends pull ups...Took my external hard drive back and exchanged for a new one...Nose still bright Red and don't care who See's it..I'm out of house Yippee!!
Computer Dr. calls my desktop is fixed another Yippee!!

January 16, 2011

Dear Diary,

More on-line shopping today..Ordered a Victorian Wedding Dome to put on my dining room side board with my Lions' lamp when it comes...Oh it's going to be a Great year..Still sneezing but only using 3 depends pull ups per day now...

January 20, 2011

Dear Diary,

Fed-Ex picked up headless Lion's lamp today...Wedding dome was send on the 18th from Mo. Can't hardly wait to get it..Cleaned off side board getting ready for it..Can't get around swiffer dusters without sneezing and wetting pull ups..But OK!! it's going to be the "Best year ever"

January 25, 2011

Dear Diary,

Wedding dome not here yet..contacted seller to get tracking on it..He called me back said package has arrived at my post office on January 24 at 8:42 Am and was send back to sender at 11:36 Am...What the ??? Send Len to post office and YES it was send back to Mo because it needed 44 cents postage due WHAT THE ???... I mean how much can it cost the post office to send it back to Mo instead of contacting me?? HELLO!! Small town here everyone knows everyone....Still sneezing and Loving the pull ups..." It's going to be the best Year Ever"

January 26, 2011

Dear Diary,

Direct TV came out today to install new dish system...New Lion's head lamp arrive...afraid to open it..put on  my Big Girl pull ups and go for it..scared to look...all seems well head is intact shades look great, turn it around and Lions tooth is broke off...
Turned on TV tonight...nothing on screen but a "No Signal" sign floating around...Call Direct TV..Listen to recorder for 35 minutes waiting to talk to a real life person...get that problem fixed...still sneezing on the 4th box of tissue and praise the inventor of depends pull ups...Tell myself it's going to be " The best Year ever"

January 27, 2011

Dear Diary,

Still sneezing don't care, Thanking God now for Depends...As my four month old great grandson Landen James and I can now talk about the quality of diapers...Now have a Nekked side board waiting for lamp and wedding dome but don't care as this is going to be the "Best Year Ever"

January 28, 2011

Dear Diary...

Please send February!!!
This is going to be " The Best Year Ever".

Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria


Honey at 2805 said...

Just ready your diary, and had to laugh (not at you, of course). Just stick with the depends and keep saying "This is going to be the best year ever!"

Anonymous said...

Gloria what a month!! Well February has got to be better!

Love that you can laugh and make a great post out of all the not so fun things in life!! That's why we all love you!

bee blessed

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, I sure hope February is going to be a better month for you. I know it was not funny to you at the time but it did give me a laugh or two. Hope your red nose is better and the sneezing has stopped. Just keep saying it is going to be the best year ever. Have a blessed day. Madeline

lvroftiques said...

Oh Gloria are you sh&%*ing me?!! They sent the dome back due to 44 cents??!! I'm so glad the dome wasn't broken...That's what I was afraid of for you because they're so darn fragile. But seriously this IS going to be THE BEST YEAR EVER! *winks* Vanna

Lynn said...

Sounds like the year's off to a roaring start! Hang in there Gloria, I hear life's a lot like a roller coaster ride... might want the Depends for that too! Happy Weekend:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Gloria...this made me laugh so hard, I need some Depends! I am SO sorry about the lions head lamp. What a total mess. Until your post, I didn't realize how bad your cold was {is??}...not too great of a way to start off the year. I hope you are much better now, my friend!


Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Gloria....what can I say????? First off, hope that cold goes away SOON! If it weren't for bad luck, you would have no luck at all! Sorry...singing the Hee Haw version of bad luck song!!!

Hang in there and hopefully February will make this the best year ever!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh sorry. Pooooor baby!! :)

Love you, honey bun!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You are too funny. But thanks for the info on the pull up depends. One never knows when that info will come in handy!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gloria, You are too funny! I had the crud for three weeks so I know what you are talking about. I hope you are all well now. Take care.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
You are too funny! I'm so sorry that your year has started off on a stressful note, but I'm sure it will get better. At least you can find some humor in it all.



Sue said...

I really thought this was going to be one of your jokes until I saw Len's name...and funny as it sounds, I'm thinking you really made lemonade out of lemons for this blog post. Hang in there...it will get better!

Sue said...

Gloria I'm sitting here with mom and we are laughing so hard tears are falling!!! Girl you are so funny I loved every minute of this post!! Hope your February is a great one! xoxoxo

Shelia said...

Oh, you funny gal! Now I'm not laughing about you being sick but the depends business is funn! I do know how that goes and I had to get my tee tee fixed a few years ago.
Be a sweetie,
Shelai ;)

Elizabeth said...

Hope you are feeling better Gloria.
Thanks for your sweet remarks on my blog.Elizabeth

Unknown said...

What a chuckle, you are, Gloria! You should maybe share what brand is best ... we are all getting there, ya know.

Have a beautiful eve, get well ...

Carole Burant said...

It's no wonder I just love coming to visit you over here, you make me laugh every time:-) Your diary entries were hilarious and although I know having that cold and getting broken items isn't funny, but well, I just couldn't help giggling anyway! hehe Do feel better soon my friend. xoxo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

oh Gloria -- you're a hoot! Here's hoping the best year ever doesn't do you in!

Tootsie said...

when you get February...will you send some to me? My year sucks A$$ so far too!
hugs momma...I hope you feel better before I do! lol

Anonymous said...

Oh my, oh my. You have me in hysterics!!! Now I need Big Girl Pull Ups!!! At least you can laugh, laughter is the best medicine!!! :) Two more days and hopefully a brighter February is on the horizon for you!! Feel better soon!!! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Gloria,
I about needed some depends by the end of the diary! You crack me up, this is hilarious! You should be a writer, you have the gift~
Hugs girlfriend,

bj said...

OMGosh, Gloria, you are indeed, a silly silly woman...and I love you and your adorable sense of humor to pieces...:))
xoxo bj

Dreamgoddess said...

Gloria, thank you so much for your visit to my site Moonlight Dreams and your very sweet words. I'm your newest follower! I've been going back through reading your posts and seeing all your wonderful eye candy antiques. Please excuse the drool all over this post...I couldn't help myself! Your home is so beautiful, warm and inviting and I could happily move right in...wanna adopt me??? I'm so looking forward to seeing what you'll be sharing with us next!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Thanks for you personal story about Jack LaLanne in the comment you left on my post. Sounds like you are having a very typical January. It's been foggy where I live and I am looking forward to February as well. Have a great week and hope you feel better soon!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I hope that it will be the best year ever for you, so sorry to hear about the cold and hope you are feeling better now.
How exciting having all the new treasures for around your home. Don't you wonder sometimes with the Postal service sending it back!
Have a great weekend


Sue said...

I needed Depends while reading your diary entries, Gloria! The flippin' post office sent back a package for postage due of 44 freakin' cents?! It cost them more to send it back than to just deliver it to you with postage due to collect! Wow....
I sure hope you get all your issues rectified. In my household, when it rains, it pours. I see you are experiencing much of the same. Get well and feel better. ♥ Sue

PAT said...

You have an amazing sense of humor Gloria!!

Hope February is 100% better than January!!

victorian parlor II said...


You are too funny!!! Oh my gosh your diary is wonderful! I too am suffering from a week long cold and look forward to getting out without coughing! I hope you are feeling better:).



Unknown said...

I love the dark, I love lamplight, I love twilight and moonlight..and candlelight, but when it comes to reading I have to have daylight..no other light works for me..

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Ohhh myyyy goshhhh!!! Sis, I am so glad that I had MY depends on...since I nearly peed my pants reading this! Of course, you know that I wasn't laughing at you...just with you! I am in about the same position here...still fighting the worst allergies ever and sneezing so many times that I may beat you on that record!!! Thank God for Zyrtec and yes...pull ups! Hehe! Ohhh Sis...I love you and I'm praying, Sweetie!

Just hold on to your britches (or should I say pull ups?) February is nearly here!!!

Love ya sooo much, sweet Sis!