Scotties Toy Box

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines day

Filed under: Love, My Life and Rants, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 10:43

My wonderful loving husband worked last night.   This morning he stopped to get a few things for me.  I have to say he is so grand.  He treats me so well.   I am so happy.  I find I am happy and content in ways that grow deeper every day.  Ron and I are closer every day.  It stuns me that after 26 + years we are still so deeply in love.     Best wishes to all. Hugs

 

January 12, 2017

Dragon box and ornaments

Filed under: Ideas, Love, My Life and Rants, Pictures, Talent, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 12:00

We have a grand friend who is supremely talented and creative.   He has a wonderful way of making things.   He made me a cane and toy box for me, and he carved a plaque for Ron and I on our Marriage.   Today is the anniversary of our legal marriage and he sent us these awesome handmade gifts.   I don’t know how he does these intricate pieces.   He must have the world’s steadiest hands and the deepest level of patients.    Please note the dragon box that we can put an LED light in.  Those dragons are carved out of the piece of wood that surrounds them.  They are not cut out and glued in, he did them from one piece.   The same for the ornaments.   I am stunned at such a great gift.  I would have ruined so much wood trying to even get part of them correct.   Our friend has skill.   Hugs

December 24, 2016

A comment I posted on Arks Blog

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, Thanks — Scottie @ 19:25

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/short-story-the-table/

Ron and I bought a home in 1998.  The owner was selling all the furniture in the yard.   There was a kitchen table there that Ron really wanted.  We did not have much money, but I went out to talk to the former owner.    I got him down to 100 dollars, without any chairs.    Ron was so thrilled when we brought the table back inside and found out it opened up to almost triple its length.   Then my adoptive parents came to our home, they had bought a place on the other side of the state.   He was a master carpenter and owned his own woodworking shop, complete with everything and ability to do any job, cabinets and home remodeling.    He offered to give Ron and I a new table , one they had just bought made of glass.   Well it turned out he recognised the table we had, it was a special table worth over $800 dollars way back then.  He got it.  No problem it was not the first time he had gotten something of mine he wanted and desired, just this time he did not take it by force.   But time and life has a way of making things even.  My adoptive parents insisted that the home they bought here in the park we moved to in an effort to take care of them when they were failing,  be put in our name.  We did not want that.   However they disregarded what we wanted and did it anyway.  So we found out we owned a park model mobile home we never wanted.  However after they both died as we owned the home, the table worth over $800 over 2 decades ago, That Ron so loved, was ours as we owned the home.   We took it back to our home.  It will be with us as long as I have the power to make it so.   It is funny how life works.  They got it over us at the beginning, yet in the end we got the table back and they moved on into the past.   I never knew the woodworking dollar worth of the table, I did know the love worth of the table.  See I will remember as long as my mind stays clear the memory of Ron looking out the window at the table and saying softly… ” I wish I could afford to have that”.. So for me that little narrow table has the most worth.  Ron wanted it.  I managed to get it for him.   It is something I treasure.  here is the pictures of the table.   https://scottiestoybox.com/2016/12/24/the-table/    Hugs

Here is the table.

December 12, 2016

Guardian Kitty Needs Guidance by Melanie M. Cartner Bynum – GoFundMe

Filed under: Animals, Family, Health, Love, News, Thanks — Scottie @ 19:11

I just want to mention again the fund to help a sick cat.   While it may sound selfish to care so much about a cat, humans have other resources and programs to draw on.  Our pets have only us.   They can’t reach out and help each other.   The fund is growing.  Not as fast as I would like, not as much as will be needed, but it is growing.   There is an update on the page.   Please keep checking it out, and please also pass  the news on.  That helps a lot.   Hugs  

Source: Guardian Kitty Needs Guidance by Melanie M. Cartner Bynum – GoFundMe

December 10, 2016

Guardian Kitty Needs Guidance by Melanie M. Cartner Bynum – GoFundMe

Filed under: Animals, Health, Love, Thanks — Scottie @ 13:01

I am sharing this again as I was surprised how easy it is to give to the fund.  I was worried last night I would mess it up and wanted to wait until morning when Ron was home.  I was simply having anxiety.   It really is easy, and I was able to donate in just a few minutes.   You simply put in your information and the amount you wish to give.  The donation was credited almost instantly.   I have an update on the Guardian Kitty.   Thank you to everyone.  Hugs

Kitty will be going to an emergency vet today about 2 hours away. I would like to be hopeful, but this is looking serious.:/

Source: Guardian Kitty Needs Guidance by Melanie M. Cartner Bynum – GoFundMe

December 7, 2016

Rewards

Filed under: Food, Love, My Life and Rants, Thanks — Scottie @ 22:18

Today Ron took me out to a local Chinese buffet this afternoon.  Ron had worked the last two nights his normal 12 hour shifts at the hospital.  It is hard work and when he got home he had intended to stay up to be with me, but instead suggest he would get a quick nap of two hours and get up.  I let him sleep until about three in the afternoon, when he woke up on his own.  We talked about what to do for something to eat or other activities, and Ron mentioned he was still tired but would like to have Chinese.  I agreed and as it is only about ten minutes down the road off we went.   

It was sparsely filled with people eating, being between the lunch rush and the early bird season now upon us.  Great timing.  The food was plentiful , fresh and hot.  Ron often gets me stuff if my legs wont hold me, but several times I went up to the buffet lines myself.  I was watching the few people who came in after we were seated.  There was an older couple two tables in front of us.  I should mention if we don’t get a booth I require a table against a wall as I have a cane and they get all in the way if there is no place to rest them against something. To the right against the other wall was an older man , older than Ron and I , with an even older man who was almost bent double.  I originally thought the two men might be lovers and told Ron there was us in another twenty or so years.   Sorry it is just something I tend to do if I see two guys together out to eat or such I tend to think in terms of my own life.   Ron snorted.   I went up to get a few small things when I was next to the younger of the two older men, I greeted him as I tend to be rather outgoing and friendly.  At first he was hesitant to talk to me and then suddenly decided to fill me in on his whole day.  Seems he was taking his father out to the restaurant.  He did not like the place but his dad loved it and so he brought him there when he could.  I told him he was doing his father a great thing, making him happy and when his dad passed on he would be glad he did so.  He relaxed and then I saw him think on this, his dad passing and he smiled, ( the first one I had seen on him ) he thanked me and said he had not thought of that.   He took an extra large plate back to his table for his dad.  I have to say the older man could eat.  He put both Ron and I to shame, he ate more food then I could have in an entire few days, and still was going strong when we left.   Great for him.    

However I did watch the couple two tables up from us.  the older woman seemed to be a non smiling prim and proper type.  She sat stiffly and ate only sparingly.  Her husband ( the man with her ) ate with relish yet as with most of us after a few plates of different things and some soup he had had his fill.  She sat there unsmiling and not even talking, he ate in silence also.   Contrast that with Ron and I who were jabbering away and enjoying this treat out with gusto, helping each other with different dishes and sampling off each others plates.  

The reason I mention the older couple is that when they left, the lady seeming to not have enjoyed herself, and the man seeming have eaten his fill, I saw something that disturbed me greatly.   See in that restaurant the wait staff is there to take your used plates, bowl, and other things, bring you more drinks, and basically help if you need something or have a question.  It is a buffet so they don’t bring your food.  They are very attentive and right on the spot.   To say they don’t work hard at what they do would be wrong.  After you are done eating they bring your bill to you on a tray, and leave it.  You take your bill to the register at the door, pay and leave.   After the young woman brought the older couple their bill on the tray she left them as is normal.  The couple got up , took their bill and left.  The woman came back to clean up the table.  I saw her pick up the tray and realize the couple had left her nothing.  Not even a few dollars and I seen her face fall for just a moment.    She quickly schooled her expression, but I had seen her disappointment.  I felt she was right to be disappointed.  She had done her job by them, worked hard to keep them in drinks and their place cleaned up.  They gave her no regard.   I reached into my pocket and brought out my wallet to giver her something for them, but by then she had moved away and to do anything would cause a disturbance.  However when Ron came back to our table I told him about it ( he had been up getting me a small dish of hot mushrooms, one of my favorites. ) When our time came to leave I was proud of him.  I had pulled out my wallet to offer the tip, but he said he had it covered and I put my wallet away.  I was stunned at the bill he pulled out as a tip.  That was more than I had planned. It was a tip we would leave at a much fancier full service eatery with a far bigger nominal price.  He looked at my wide eyes and he said ” you were the one upset the others did not give her anything, this will make up for it”.  I was so happy my chest hurt.  We are not wealthy , a couple trying to make it in this world on a one family income.   The bill he was giving as a tip was almost the cost of a one person buffet meal.   I discreetly waved the serving woman over to us, and then gave her the bill Ron had given me.  Her eyes glowed, she broke into the greatest smile.  For a minute she was transformed.  She was so happy.  Then she thanked us, kept lowering her head.  We told her how we enjoyed the meal and thanked her for her  attentiveness and that she had been kind to us and also the food was great.  

We left.  I do not know the rest of her day.  I do not know her story, what she faces every day.  I just know the difference on her face, in her body from the older couple who couldn’t even give her a few dollars for her effort, and the total joy that she showed when I gave her the bill Ron had chosen for her.  I tried to be nice after we left saying to Ron maybe the couple did not understand how much even two dollars would have meant to the woman.  He was not so understanding and told me they simply did not care.  They got what they wanted and if not required felt they did not have to give more than that.  Ron is more realistic in the world than I.  We do not eat out often, and when we do it is not fancey.  I am disabled and can not work.  Ron works and maintains our whole home and lifestyle on his one income.    However when we go out we enjoy it and we treat others with respect and courtesy.  Today I was proud of Ron, and I was so glad to see the joy on the woman’s face.  It was the best desert I could have had.  Hugs

October 11, 2016

A suggestion from Randy . Hugs

Filed under: Health, Ideas, Reason, Thanks — Scottie @ 18:41

What's the biggest good action you ever done ?

September 23, 2016

Dancing

Filed under: Family, History, Ideas, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like, Thanks — Scottie @ 19:35

My wonderful and most grand husband never asks for anything for himself.  He always gives to others.  He about 6 months ago insisted I have wireless headphones so I did not hurt my self.  Yet he worked nights and used the Ipad to play the music he needed to sleep, and he fought the wired headphones.  Every attempt I made to get him wireless ones were met with the same thing.   “we can’t afford it, I am OK, I am doing fine, don’t need it” .

So tonight he has had only three hours sleep, because he came home from his night shift, went back out and grocery shopped for us.    After making lunch he finally laid down.   So a few minutes ago he asked me how to get music on his Ipad, an old one I want him to replace, and I did.  Then when I got his music for him he got out these old wired ear buds.  I told him he would kill himself trying to get around the kitchen with them.   Well he did not want to bother anyone with his music.  I gave him the wireless headphones he got for me.  I set it up and I am happy as all get out.  He is dancing around the kitchen, he is happy as a young person, just enthralled with the sound and having fun.   The things he gives to me he denies for himself.  This may impress on him he needs to do for himself a bit.  If not I will give him mine until he admits he loves them.   The grand thing is watching this 61 year old man dance around the kitchen, putting things away, and just enjoying life.  That is wonderful and grand!   Hugs

 

June 29, 2016

OK, who let their boyfriend out after feeding time ???

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Great Caesar – Don’t Ask Me Why (Official Video) – YouTube

Filed under: Family, Health, Ideas, Love, Music and Videos, Questions, Song, Songs and Music, Thanks — Scottie @ 17:37

When I needed uplifting most someone who cares sent me something to help balance my emotions and remind me if we life we can make it better.    Love and hugs 

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