The Gypsy Rose

The Gypsy Rose

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blu E-Cigarettes



So, yeah…WOW! We got our Blu e-cig in the mail on Thursday, and today is Sunday…yesterday I smoked 5 ‘real’ cigs (analog) and only because the batteries do not last very long…especially if you carry them in your pockie…not good! We also discovered that you need to pull or drag slow-slow-slowly and you will get lots of ‘smoke’ or vapor. 

Just think…no smoke smell infiltrating the RV!

No emptying ashtrays!

No pulling over to smoke!

No 2nd hand smoke killing our pets and each other!

No smelly hair or clothes!

No more tobacco stained fingers!

No more forking over mass amounts of $$$

No more searching for lighters!

No more taxes!

No more teacher’s dirty looks (had to see if ya were paying attention!)

No more hacking!

No more gross things being coughed up…that maybe were important body parts>>

No more worrying that after I smoke, then pet, Willie that he will be licking nicotine off his coat.

IN No more bad breath

No more being told where I can and cannot smoke!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tracie is with me 24/7 again!



Jerrett Spaeth at Monarch Tattoo in Kennewick, WA does it again…makes me cry! Good tears, though….all good.  Now my little girl is always with Momma! Still waiting for Pirate’s boss to come to the table with a retirement offer….we cannot ‘hard plan’ until we know that date…GRR!  Come on, Doug!!  Let my Pirate GO!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Portrait of my Tracie


020Well, NOW I’m ready, LOL!  Now I have my Ditter Daughter with me at all times…can’t leave home without her now!  Jerrett Spaeth at Monarch Tattoo in Kennewick, WA is the ONLY artist for my skin….he’s done all of my work except for my ankle…and he will be fixin that!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Willie keeps us laughing



The pic isn’t too clear, as Willie is moving…but he has a new trick of popping bubble wrap between his front litty kitty teeth…LOL!  Little goof fell of the windowsill today and hurt his foot.  What the heck am I gonna do when I panic and don’t have a trusted vet to call?!  Now that Boone has passed, I’d thought less and less about veterinarians.


Our friends keep getting laid off all around us…and here we are, WANTING Pirate to get laid off.  We are so blessed to have been planning for as  long as we have.  I had thought at first, wow, we’re jumping the gun…but I am thankful we have a plan and clear steps to follow. We decided almost a year ago that this was what we wanted to do…and even less time that Pirate has been totally onboard with it.  Everything just keeps coming together, though!

Boone’s death, having the Beast fall into our laps, Tracie moving to Idaho….God is just kicking the roadblocks out of our way before we even know that they are there.  And we get to start practicing Skype with Tracie, so we’ll learn that program and get the other two kids hooked up with web cams. 

I visited my TFL (Twinsies for Life) today.  My Bug lives in a 26 ft travel trailer. I got a ton of good advice for when we are full time.  I’m getting so excited to pare down, give/sell/toss a lot of these accumulated trappings of stix n brix life.  Pirate and I have been minimizing for so long…about 10 years, that we really pity our friends who are getting their ‘freedom’ dumped into their laps.  There is an awakening happening across America and we’re just so blessed to have not been caught asleep at the wheel. 


Hoping to hear from Pirate’s boss soon about his retirement package/plan!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Trying out Window Live



Ok, we shall see how this workeths…should be easy to add pics!007Willie helped take down the tree…literally! Ha ha