Monday, September 28, 2009

What a Great Weekend!

I know yall are so tired of my whining about the rain so let me tell ya......Saturday and Sunday were wonderful! The sun finally started shining about noon on Saturday and it has been absolutely wonderful since. The fall temps are finally here and I can't believe the difference in how I feel just with a weather change. Last week it was hard to even get out of bed, today I got up, am dressed and ready to get outside!

I worked on Saturday, we had a Chick-fil-A booth at a school festival, and although I was missing Jacob's baseball game, it was so nice to be out there. We were busy, busy all day and the time passed so quickly it was time to leave before we knew it. I did go and watch 1 1/2 ballgames after I was done so it really wasn't bad missing the first 1 1/2!

Sunday was baseball again at noon and it was sooo nice sitting out there. They lost their game so they were one and done (which really wasn't a bad thing!)! The fair is in town so one of my besties and I took off to walk around the fair, then had a Martina McBride concert last night. It was such a fun, relaxing day and just what I needed!

I hope you had great weather and a great weekend, it does wonders for your attitude!!

Hope you all have a GREAT week!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mother Nature is Messing With Us!!

The sun is shining brightly outside, I am so excited. I just went to my car to get something, as I was walking by the tv, I see a weather advisory in the corner. "Flash Flood Warning" until 5:30. Thank goodness it is for counties north of us. As far as I know, it's not going to rain here!! Yay!

I know I sound like a broken record, but I am soooo tired of rain. It has rained here for 9 days straight, with just a hint of sunshine for a few minutes yesterday afternoon, then thunderstorms this morning. The sun is very bright right now, but no, I'm not getting excited, no, not me. I will wait for the forecast on the news before I get excited. Seriously, it is SUPPOSED to get nicer in the next couple of days.

I'm looking forward to all this rain making the leaves change colors and be bright and beeeeautiful in October. We are planning a short trip to the Smokey Mts. in October so hopefully, it will be worth all the torture that we've been through for the last week to see God's hand at work creating the beauty that only He could create.

Hope your weather is nice and bright!



Ok, just watched the weather forecast, rain everyday until Sunday. Fun Fun!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Same Ole.....Same Ole

Well, this weekend has been "same ole, same ole" weather that it seems like we've had forever. Rain, rain and more rain. The sun did shine for a little while this afternoon, but I really think it was just a teaser. It is supposed to be rainy all week again, I think.

I really didn't do anything this weekend that was productive. In fact, the only thing that I can say I did this weekend was sleep. I cannot remember that last time I stayed in bed until 12:30, but I did that today. I haven't felt really "up to par" this week and I guess my body was just tired. I don't feel bad enough to say I'm sick, but also don't feel well enough to be 100% either. I have worked all week, but really wasn't into it.

I hope you are having some sunny weather where you are and if you're having the rain there, I hope we all get it out of our area soon.

Have a sunny week, I'm hoping to have a little more sun than rain this week,


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ready for some sunshine!!

I don't know about where you are, but it's been raining for days here. It doesn't rain all day, but off and on all day and night. It has done this now for about 5 days and it needs to stop!! The problem's not supposed to clear up until about mid week next week. I don't know if I will make it that long! As you all know by now, I'm ready for fall weather and we are supposed to have cooler temps when the rain stops but now it is so muggy out. The temps are not so bad, but add in the humidity and it's awful. Now don't get me wrong, I love a rainy day, but my goodness, it's time for it to stop.

How about you, do you like rainy days? Rainy days and Mondays always get me down! Not really, but thought I'd just throw that in. Hope you're having better weather where you are!

Have a good rest of the week,


Friday, September 11, 2009

Just hangin in the wind

I know it looks like this leaf is falling, but it's not! Jacob and I were outside on Labor Day and he pointed and said "look Grammy". I was looking all around and couldn't decide what he was talking about until he pointed at the leaf. It was "just hangin" there. I know there had to be some kind of "web" or something to hold it to the tree, but it truly was invisible. We stood and watched for a while while it did nothing :), you would have thought we were waiting for it to do tricks or something! I thought about that leaf several times during the day, of course, it did eventually fall, but I would catch myself thinking about it and think about how such little things can amuse us. I guess God uses different ways to entertain us.

I'm still waiting for fall weather to arrive here in north Mississippi. I always get so anxious aboaut this time of year, it seems like the cool crisp temps will never get here.

On another not so pleasant note, please don't forget to say a quick prayer for the families of the 9/11 victims. I'll never forget how eerie things were that day with the sky empty and quiet, we live real close to the airport so LOTS of planes fly over our area.

What were you doing when you first heard the news?

Have a great weekend,


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Very Important Anniversary!!

Today is the anniversary of Cindy's LAST Chemo treatment. This is a picture of her first (I think) or maybe second treatment. She had such a good attitude from the very beginning of this journey.

This is Cindy at her last treatment one year ago today. She actually was a little (ok alot) teary because on your last treatment, they sing to you, you ring the bell and a really big deal is made of that. The people at West Clinic in Memphis are WONDERFUL.

It doesn't seem like it could have been a whole year since her last treatment, it has really passed fast. She actually had radiation until late December, but that was nowhere near what the chemo treatments were.
I am so proud of her. Not only has she beat cancer, in July, 2007, she and my then 9 yr old grandson moved in with us from an abusive marriage. She went back to school in August to finish her degree to teach. In May, 2008, she was diagnosed with hodgkins disease. I was so amazed at her strength through the diagnois, test and treatment. When her dr. would tell her what he wanted to do, she would always look at him and say "let's do it, there's no need to wait". Do you know how hard it is to sit in a room and watch your child, (no matter how old) get a bone marrow test? Let me tell you, it's HARD. She received the call on a Wednesday night that it was definitely hodgkins, was in the oncologist office on Friday, went back on Monday for all the results and had her first chemo on Tuesday. It was a week or so later before the portacath was put it. I have to say, the port was the one thing she complained about the most. It came out as soon as the dr. said it was ok.
Ok, back to my story, after having treatments all summer, she went back to school in August, 2008, only to still be in treatment until Sept, then radiation until December. She went to school on Monday thru Wednesday nights, she would get her treatment on Thursday so she would be ok for school on Monday. Then after chemo was over, went everyday to get readiation while going to school also.
She is on track to graduate from Ole Miss (go Rebs), in December 2010. I am so looking forward to that day for her. I'm not sure there will be enough kleenex to hold the tears, I get teary eyed now just thinking about what she has accomplished! Please pray that she will continue to be cancer free and also know that we give God all the glory for healing her!
Happy Anniversary Cindy, I love you!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wishing for Fall

Ok, I know you're thinking "she must have lost her mind while she was gone". Well, I kinda have, but that's another story.

The weather here for the last few days has turned alot cooler and it really has me in the mood for fall. Fall is my favorite time of year and I really tend to rush it as soon as we have a cool spell. The leaves aren't changing yet, my hummingbirds are flying everywhere, and I know there is alot of warm weather to come. I guess I was hoping that changing my background would hurry up the cooler weather! I can't wait to get outside when there's that chill in the air, we actually have one now at night, but it's just not the same as October. Now I'm not wishing my life away, if October would just get here, it could stay forever! We usually try to find a few days to go to the mountains in October to catch the leaves turning since they aren't nearly as pretty here and I'm hoping we get to make it this year. We may not get to, but that is yet another story. Yes, I have lots of stories going on right now! I'll save those for another day, don't want to use up all my "blogging time" in one day now that I've come back!

What is your favorite season and what are some of the things you look forward to?

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I know you all are surprised to see me here....I've been meaning to do this forever, but it just seems like I haven't had time to just sit and think about what I want to write. As is the case today, but I was determined to get back to blogging, I miss my friends from blogland!

It's been a busy summer. Between baseball with Jacob and working, there just hasn't been a lot of time for anything. I did get to meet one of my "blog friends" though. Kat from "Just a Beachcat" came to Southaven to watch her grandson play baseball in July and we met, where else but at the ball park!

I brought my camera in to the computer to download some pics of some of the things I had done this summer and don't ask me why, but my memory stick is blank, except for a few pictures that I took at Sr. Bingo at work. Now, I haven't taken them to print, or done anything, but they are not there. I can't believe it.....there were a few on there that I am very upset to lose.

We had puppies this summer, well actually on Memorial me, we will remember that. Our yellow lab, Sadie, had 6 puppies and it took her forever. We were a wreck because we had never had puppies (and won't again), we were so worried when it took her so long, but it all turned out good. Our youngest daughter and her husband kept one, so she comes to visit pretty often!

Only a trip to Canton Ms for the state baseball tournament and a short trip to Knoxville so far this year, it's just a crazy busy year for us, so we'll probably only get another short trip to Knoxville in the fall to see the leaves in Gatlinburg. I would have loved a trip to the beach, but it just didn't happen and I LOVE the mtns in the fall, so it will all be ok, once I get to go there!

That's a short synopsis of my summer, just wanted to write so it would jump start me.....I promise I'm not going away again.......take care and can't wait to hear from some of you!


Saturday, April 11, 2009


I just wanted to make sure to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. Please take the time to remember what this holiday is all about. It breaks my heart when I think about what Jesus did for ME....and for YOU. It breaks my heart, yet I am so grateful that He did that so that I could live forever and thank goodness I won't live forever here in this world. As good as it gets sometimes, just think how good it is going to be. Wow. And as bad as it gets sometimes, just think one day we won't have to deal with those things anymore. It gives me chills just to think about it. Thank you Jesus for all you did for me and for all You are going to do!

I hope you have a great family day. We'll do what we usually do around We don't have a big family, both of my parents and both brothers have been gone now for a few years, and Ronnie's famiy doesn't live here so it's just the girls, son in law, grandson and us. It makes holidays sad in a way, but I am thankful that I still have both girls and Ronnie to spend the holiday with. After last year, I'm thankful for everyday with them.....although some days are better than others :), if you know what I mean! I am thankful even for the days that aren't as good as some!

Happy Easter!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Just a quick note. I have been stuffing plastic Easter eggs for what seems like forever! I am a marketing director for a Chick-fil-A . Tomorrow night I am having an Easter egg hunt on my parking lot. The Lowe's across the street from our store is donating 1400 sq. ft. of sod and 20-25 "trees and plants" so that we can have a grassy area to hunt on. I am really excited, or at least I was until the weather decided not to cooperate. No, really I am excited and love doing activities with kids there. It's so fun to watch them. Hubby helped me stuff 3000 eggs with #'s for prizes and we finally finished a little while ago. Don't know if the time shows or not, but it is 12:50 AM here and I am pooped! Can't sleep in because hubby has an appt with the cardiologist at 9:15 so I really should turn it.

Oh, go over to and register for Becky's spring giveaway. She's giving away lots of goodies to get the cook out season started!

Have a great Tuesday, I'll see ya after the egg hunt!


Sunday, April 5, 2009


My Life Until October!

I can't believe it's been so long since I've been here. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun. Baseball season has started so that is where the majority of my time is spent in the summer. Jacob, my 10 year old grandson "eats, breathes, sleeps" baseball....and he is really good. Not because he is my grandson, it's because he has good family! Just kidding. My oldest brother was a professional baseball player in th 60's. I was fortunate enough to attend the 1969 World Series. And no, I didn't think the Mets were so amazing. My brother played for the Orioles. He was a pitcher. Jacob also has baseball genes on his dad's side. His dad was a left handed pitcher in high school, went to college on a schlorship, had the opportunity to sign with the majors, but let's just say a little attitude got in the way. I think he is living his dream through Jacob, which makes it a little tougher on Jacob. Anyway, his first tournament was a couple of weeks ago and we won't stop, except for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day weekend until October. Oh, there will be a small break in August I think, before "fall ball" starts.
I promised myself before I started blogging that I wasn't going to start something and not keep up with it. Not a very good start, huh? I'm promising to do better. Now I'm going to go and catch up on all of you! Have a great week.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Can it get worse??

Yes, it can always get worse.....but I'm sure hoping it doesn't. A few weeks ago, actually probably a couple of months by now, my GMC Envoy started making a strange noise. We could tell it wasn't the engine so we didn't rush to take it in. It is very inconvenient to do without my car even for a day since I use it in my job and also because I pick Jacob up from school most everyday. We had people say it sounded like a fan blade, a belt, but never anything real serious. Even when I got to the dealership to have the oil changed, tires rotated and "noise" checked out, the service writer didn't think it was very serious. Well $785.00 later, I am the proud owner of a new water pump.......just what I was dying for. But, in all seriousness, I have never had a vehicle that I liked as much as this one. Usually by 50 to 60 thousand miles, I am wanting to trade. Not this time......I do love my envoy. It is a 2004 and I've had it 5 years and 101,000 miles later, I really do not want to trade it. I've been thinking the last couple of days how much better it rides and drives since I'm not hauling around "a loose water pump". The bearing had gone out in the water pump and it was "loosely" riding around under my hood.

Now, the rest of the story! Today on my way to Jacob's baseball scrimage, which I was so anxious to see how he was doing, my car started "acting funny". I was almost there the first time I noticed it and I was hoping that when I left there, it would be just fine. was LOTS worse. At first, I could feel it "hanging" and not switching gears, then I couldn't get over 20-25 miles an hour.....then I actually got up to about 40, but the RPM's was very high. I manged to get back over to the town when we live and work to the dealership to leave my car. They are open for limited business on Saturday so they "looked" at my car and called to tell me that it is definitely my transmission and it is sounding like I may have to have a new one. I'm thinking if a water pump is $700.00, I don't even want to know how much this is going to cost me........and no, I'm not one of those people who bought the extended warranty. It was one of those cases where I will get it later......NOT......

Oh well, I still love my envoy and I guess I can look at it like when I fix this.....surely God will smile on me and not let anything go wrong for a while. I really don't want a new car, especially when while waiting on my daughter to pick me up, I walked to the showroom and saw a new Acadia, which by the way, I do love those, for $41,000.00.

Somehow, I'm loving my envoy even more tonight, everytime I think about that sticker on the window.

Have a great Sunday!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm back!

I know I've been "gone" for a while. It's just kinda been nuts around here.

Some of you may know that our oldest daughter and her son live with us. They have been here for almost 2 years now. Right after she moved in with us, she went back to school to finish her degree to teach. She loves kids and is very good with them. Well, as soon as she finished her first semester back in May is when she was diagnosed with hodgkins so the two classes that she was going to take last summer were put on hold. Determined not to let that slow her down, she is carrying quite a load this semester. She goes to school on Monday from 3:00 - 9:00. Tuesday through Thursday she goes from 6:00-9:00. I'm not sure that it's not way too much for her as she is also "subbing" as a teacher assistant for 12 weeks. I don't think her stamina has built up enough yet.
I said all of that to say this........we have become "full time parents" again. She doesn't see him at all on Monday and just a couple of hours the other days. Of course he goes to his Dad's every other weekend so there's not alot of time for them. It sure has rocked our world, but it will be worth it when she gets her degree. I'm so proud of her for her determination.

Have a great rest of the day!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


See that sweet angel there??? Well, most of the time, I love her to death, she is the sweetest dog, but other times.......well, let's just say.......not so good when I go look in my flower beds at my shrubs.

Not sure if you can see the hole there, but she LOVES to dig around the shrubs and leave the roots showing. I'm afraid she is going to kill all our shrubs. When we bought this house 3 1/2 yrs ago, we pulled up everything that was here, except for a few crepe myrtles, and started over. It wasn't cheap to do it either. A little over a year ago, I felt sorry for her for having to stay in a pen so we put in an invisible fence around the whole 2 acres. Well, ok, it really wasn't her fault, my little sweet angel, also known as "demon dog", but whom I love dearly, wouldn't listen to me and would always run away. Anyway, now Sadie gets to run loose all the time. She is GREAT about not going out of the yard and it only took a couple of times getting shocked (she learns fast), but I am threatening to put her back in the pen if she doesn't stay out of the shrubs. We have worked so hard......ok, hubby has WORKED so hard, but I had the ideas and supervised, to make the flower beds look good and I am getting really disgusted that everytime I go out, I find a new "hole".

Does anyone have any suggestions? We've read that red pepper works, it didn't for us. We read to use moth balls, but I won't do that, I think they are poison. PLEASE HELP......I don't like being mad at my babies!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bless this Mess - literally

I know we've all heard that saying and probably even used it a few times, but I am begging and pleading this time! My house has gotten in such a mess, I don't seem to find time to clean, I mean really clean, or finish my laundry (I iron everything). I have laundry piled up in the spare bedroom, my kitchen has become a catchall on the breakfast table, and our bedroom just is.....what can I say.......just is. I thought about taking pictures because I don't let this happen very often, but I certainly decided against pics. I mean really, you people only know me from my blog and hopefully, I seem like a nice person who would keep their house presentable. Oh yea, our house is actually on the market right now, but that's another story. If they called to show it, I'd have to laugh in their face!

The best part of this story, well, the most unbelieveable part to me........Cindy and I are shopping today for a baby shower........that we are having next at our house!

I have a few minutes before we leave, so maybe I should get off the computer and go do something!

Have a great Saturday,


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

One of my new "friends" in the blogging world tagged me for this award......MY FIRST! I can't say that I've been very good about keeping up with this, and it's been a few days since she did it, but here I am now and I promise I'm going to do better and start blogging about some of my interest such as decorating and "decorating" the outside of my home also. I can't wait for spring.

I am supposed to tell 10 honest things about myself and then tag 7 people to do the here I go:

1. I got married 3 weeks after high school graduation.
2. I have been married to the same man for 37 years.
3. I started dating (or sneekin with) my hubby when I was 13.
4. I absolutely LOVE ice cream, mint chocolate is my favorite.
5. I will fly, but am scared to death everytime I do.
6. My oldest brother was killed in a plane crash, hence #5.
7. I cannot wear anything that has not been ironed (yes I iron everything)
8. I have always wished that I had a sister and am jealous of my friends who do.
9. I miss my daddy more everyday and cannot believe he's been gone 7 years.
10. I love the mountains and the beach, in that order.

Now for the 7 people I tag:

Gloria at Happy to Be
Helen at Living Boldly
Susie at Digging in the Dirt
Becky at Looking Through the Eyes of Luv
Lynne at Lynne's Gifts from the Heart
God's Girl at Contentment Corner

Let me know when you post your 10 things so I can be sure and come see them!

It's cold here again and I'm SICK of it. Everyone here is getting sick from 70's one day and 30's the next. My daughter has strep and I'm just hoping that we all don't end up with it since she lives here and came in the den this morning before going to the dr., opened her mouth and said "look at my throat". Of course, I looked at her, turned away and told her that I wanted no part of it, and wasn't getting in her face to look in her throat. I did that enough when she was a little girl!! Actually, I seriously didn't want to get that close and chance getting sick. So far this winter, I haven't had the "crud" and I'm trying really hard not to.

Have a great Friday!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quiet Weekend

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. We did around although a little different this year. I do marketing for a Chick-fil-A here in town. We usually try to do something on Valentine's Day there for families. Last year, I promoted Valentine's with a "Who do you love more than your family" night. The idea behind it was to "save the date" night until the weekend and celebrate Valentines Day with Dora and your family at Chick-fil-A. That went over much better than we thought it would so this year we had "Breakfast with Dora" at Chick-fil-A. We even had heart shaped chicken biscuits! It was packed so Ronnie came up to the restaurant and after I was done, we went for "late lunch, early dinner". I hate fighting the crowds on holidays so this was perfect for me. We came back home afterwards and watched Uof M(Memphis) basketball game and just "chilled" the rest of the night. No, it wasn't anything glamorous or exciting, but great for us this year. Some of you know that our oldest daughter and grandson live with us and this was the weekend for him to be with his dad so it was quiet around here, and we savor the quiet days these days.
I hope you got to spend your day exactly the way you wanted!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Not So Bad Afterall

Well, I went to pay my dues for speeding this morning and I have to admit, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. Yes, it was still just a waste of time and yes, I did feel like a criminal, but all in all, not as bad as expected. I wanted to take a picture of the line, but of course, my battery was DEAD in my camera. You can tell I haven't been making sure I am ready at all times to capture those pics for the blog!

I got there, well, of course, the security thingie goes off with me. After the guard waves the wand all around me, he lets me go. After finding Div. 2 Traffic Court, I see this line across the hall, well no big deal, I'm here now, I'll just get in line and make friends with the people around me, after all, I'll talk to anybody. Well, I go across the hall, around the corner, down the hall, still down the hall, all the way down the hall, then start coming back up the the end of the line. Which by the way, is next to the line for criminal court. I'm not feeling real good about this situation right now. Anyway, I get in line and of course, there's people already behind me in line that had followed me .......down the hall:). We chit chat all the way back down the hall in line, which by the way really didn't take that long. As we get in sight of the court room, we see two "clerks" sitting inside at judge. I'm assuming that everyone in that line got tickets, were told to come to court to get them dismissed. What a waste of time and taxpayers money. Well, as we got inside the court room, the girl in front of me, who had not been talking to us other girls, until they made her boyfriend or whatever leave the line, started talking a little bit. Well, we discovered that we got our tickets on the same street one week apart.....then the girl behind me, said she got her ticket on that street two a week after me. By this time, we are almost to the front of the line and 5 policemen are sitting there, I'm assuming they all wrote tickets to be in court today. She looks at one and tells him that he wrote her ticket. I turned around to look and he said "did I write your ticket too?" I said what is your name, then told him yes he did. One of the other guys asked him if he wrote every ticket there. Well, I couldn't miss my chance, so I looked at him and very nicely reminded him that I was the one who had just left their husband in the hospital with a heart attack. Immediately, the other guys started ragging him about giving me a ticket. He did end up very nice and asked about my husband, told me he was glad that I didn't pay it and came to get it dismissed. I know revenge is not a good thing, and I'm not looking at it like revenge, just God giving me a little justice on a not so bright day!

Oh, and on the way to court, they announced on the radio that Memphis is ranked 2nd in the list for most miserable cities. Way to go Memphis! I could tell them why if they asked!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

So Frustrated

Back in December, while my hubby was in the hospital from having his heart attack, my youngest daughter said she would stay with him on Sunday night. Well, I had basically been up with him for two nights and had gotten up early on Friday morning to take oldest daughter to have her portacath removed so to say the least I was exhausted. Not only physically tired, but mentally,and emotionally. Here I thought I was about done with "nursing" for a while and he decided to have a heart attack! At that point, we didn't know if surgery was going to required or what the treatment would be, only that he had had the heart attack so I let her stay so that I could have one night of sleep in my own bed in case I was there for several more nights with him. As I was driving home, talking on my phone, giving a report about Ronnie to a friend, all of a sudden there's a cop standing in the middle of the road. My first thought was that there must be a wreck ahead and he's detouring me around the area. Well, NO, he had radar and was pulling me over.

Him: Hi Mam, did you know you were speeding?

Me: No, I just left my husband at the hospital from having a heart attack and was giving a friend a report. I just know I wasn't driving very fast.

Him: I need to see your license.

Me: Ok..... (I hand him my license)

Him: Oh, my aunt lives on that street......she lives past the stop sign (proceeds to tell me where she lives)

Me: Oh, well I don't know her.

He goes and calls in my license and tags to make sure I'm not some wanted criminal. You know it's hard to tell, this 50ish woman, who hasn't slept in two days and hasn't changed clothes since the morning before.....I'm sure I looked real criminalish.

Him: I'm just going to write this for 5 over so the judge will dismiss it when you go to court

Me: I don't have time to go to court.

Him: It's not until February......He'll dismiss it when you go to court.

Me: How much will it cost me to just pay it

Him: $35.00

Me: Just how fast did you clock me...I know I wasn't going very fast.

Him: 44

Me: What is the speed limit?

Him: 35

Well, I put the ticket in the glove compartment and basically forgot about it until today. When I pulled it out, the date for court is tomorrow. A friend of mine told me that I could go online and pay it so that is what I started trying to do. All it would say is "This ticket is not payable."

I know this is getting long, so bottom line is....I called the number, they won't let me pay $35.00 now and I HAVE to go to court. Well, in Memphis, TN, to go to 201 Poplar is like being in jail. You feel like a criminal when you walk in. Memphis is not safe on a good day, much less going to court where all of the "thugs" hang out. And they wonder why people are moving out of Memphis right and left. I mean, really, you'd think they would take my money instead of spending time telling me it's dismissed.

I am not a happy speeder today. I mean how many places ticket you for less than 10 miles over anyway. And he didn't care or either didn't believe me that I had been at the hospital. I mean, I hope he didn't think I look like that all the time!

So, I'll be spending my day tomorrow in court.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Addiction

Well, there's a new addiciton for me. I don't know how many of you have a Wii, but we've had one for quite a while now. A couple of weeks ago, my youngest daughter, who is married, and a 3rd grade teacher told me that she had a new Wii game. After telling me about it and figuring out just how much time she was spending playing it, I proceeded to tell her how silly that was and that I couldn't believe she had that much time on her hands. Everytime we talked, and we talk several times everyday, she would tell me about her "town". I really could not believe that she was so "into" this game. Well, last weekend, my other daughter, who lives with us with my grandson, came in with this game. I proceeded to tell her that I couldn't believe she went out and got this game. She spent hours playing it, well, it seemed like hours because the Wii is on the tv downstairs, but it was quite a while.
Somehow, this week, I suddenly decided I would see what all the hype was with this game. Now, you have to understand, I LOVE computer games and Wii games. I actually like doing Wii Fit. I have to be really careful because there are casinos really close to where I live. It's not the "gambling" aspect that I love, I just love to play those kinds of games. Not board games, they are too slow for me, but I love pogo games and slot machines. Well, I set up my Mii, in my town and now I can't get enough. It is amazing the things you can do on here. You have to pay for your house, you have to fish, dig fossils and other things to sell to make your living. There is always something new to do. You can even go to other towns via internet. My daughter called me this afternoon and came to visit in my town, it's amazing how they do these things. Do any of you have this game? If not, it's definitely fun! What's your addiction?

Oh yea, it's warmer this weekend, and I spend my time inside on the Wii......go figure! Actually, we did clean up all the cars, inside and out...and ran some errands, but that's another story!

Have a great week,


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

I have been seeing the ads for Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman for a while now and really wanted to see it. After realizing that it's not even showing at all the theaters around here, I was afraid it was about to "leave" the big screen so I called a friend and we went to see it tonight. Yes, very much a "chick flick" and very an "unpredictable" way. Honestly, it started off slow and I was getting worried that I had drug my friend to see this movie that I have talked about for weeks now and then it wasn't going to be good. Well, it picked up quickly and turned out to be pretty good. Now, it's not one that I would go back to see again. You know those that you see, then a friend just really wants to see it so you go back. Not sure I would go back, but not sorry that I went the first time. If you're looking for something to shed a "few" tears, not really a tear jerker, but I'm a softie, then it's a good one to see.

Have you seen anything lately that is a "must see". I think my next one is going to be either, He's just not that into you or New in Town. Yep, I'm a chick flick kind of girl!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brrrrrr, it's cold!

Well, I said I was ready for warmer weather and it only seemed to get colder outside. I am so ready to get outside and "do something"! Of course, Ronnie says when "I" want to do something, it only means one thing for him. And that is true. We work as a team.....I think of the ideas, picture them in my mind, then tell him what it is supposed to look like......then he gets busy. I've never been a "digger" in the dirt although for the last few years, I had done alot more that I have in the past. It really doesn't have much to do with the fact that I don't like doing it, I think my ADD just kicks in. You see, I can come up with a million ideas and if they could be done in a few hours, ok, minutes, I would be great to help. But we all know it doesn't work that way. I will start a project, and in a little while, I'm on to something else and you guessed's not usually finished. Poor Ronnie, after about half an hour, hour at the most, he's on his own. Oh, I'll come back and "check" on him (just to make sure he's still working), I don't leave him alone, but I just can't do anything for hours at a time. Now, ok, I have been know to sit at the computer for hours at a time, but I can get up, get something to drink, go to the potty, then come back. That's not a problem for all. This spring may be a little different for us this year. Ronnie had a heart attack back in December and I'm not sure exactly what he'll be able to do. He says he'll be doing what he does every summer, but we'll see. You see, I'm really not a "slave driver" with him about working in the yard. He mows about 5, maybe 6 yards a week. He started doing that when we were younger and needed the extra money, then when he lost his job several years ago, he said he would never go back to "corporate" America again, and started mowing yards as his job. About 3 years or so ago, he went back to work in a printing company and had a few customers that he really liked and didn't want to give them up, so he went to work 4 days a week and mows grass on one day. He says he will still do it this year and that it is his "relaxation", I think he means that I can't talk to him while he is riding the mower!! Anyway, we'll see how this summer goes and how much extra "stuff" we get to do around here.

Hoping you're warmer there than we are here, only low 30's today!


Thursday, January 29, 2009


Ok, I know the only real way to learn how to do something is to do it........and do it......and do it. At least in my case, it never seems to work the first time. I added the picture of my sweet little furry baby (that's not what my hubby calls her, but I think he's just jealous!). Now I love her, but she doesn't have to take up half of the column and I can't figure out how to reduce the size of the picture. If I try to edit, the only option is to delete. I've seen enough of your blogs to know that you can make the pictures whatever size you want and I'm going to figure it out if it kills me...and it very well may.

I'm tired of all this cold weather. I want to be where I can wear my flip flops and tee shirts. I'm not a cold weather person anyway, but goodness this is getting ridiculous. I want to see sunshine! At least if it's going to be this cold, it should come with snow and not just enough to make people think it's going to do something.

Here's hoping to sunshine tomorrow and hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Never Satisfied

Well, we didn't get the ice....a good thing. We did get a "dusting" of snow....not a good thing. It was only "a dusting". I mean really, if school is going to be out, people are going to rush to the grocery, we may as well get a "big one". Don't you agree?

I'm going to attempt to put a picture on here....this should be interesting. I am learning slowly, but we'll see how long this one takes. I know I sound like I'm computer illiterate or something, but it really is just that I don't sit still in one place long enough to learn how to do this. I'm one of these people who come to the computer, do something, look at email or a blog or two, then I leave and go do something else, then come back and repeat the process. I normally don't sit here for hours at a time. Now, don't get me wrong, I spend way too much time here, it's just not all at one time. Maybe that's the problem, if I spend all my time here, then left and didn't come back, that might get more accomplished everywhere. Well, that's probably not going to happen, so I just wasted all that time figuring that out!

Have a great day, I'm off to work for a little while. That's the beauty of my job, I can pretty much do it when I want to, either here or at the restaurant. Stay warm!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009's cold

Well, they say we are going to have an ice storm tonight, but who really knows. First it was going north of us, then coming here, now who this weather crazy or what. Today, it was 38 degrees here, but only 75 miles from here, it was 65 degrees. Now that's crazy. I guess because it's not very far and not unusual to drive there, it just doesn't seem like there should be that much difference in the temperature.

Hopefully, we are about to get back to normal around here. Jacob is much better after the dr. trip and getting medicine....of course you've never seen a girl that could hold a candle to my little "drama king"! He was walking a little "gingerly" tonight and his Papa reminded him that he was walking just fine when he picked him up at school today, well, you should have seen that grin on his face. I think he knows how to get some "extra lovin" from Grammy.

Hope you stay warm where you are and if we get some ice, I'll be sure to send some pictures, there really is nothing prettier than an ice covered tree!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Well, it's day two, but I really haven't had much time to play with this so it looks the same.

I had to take Jacob, my grandson to the dr. today. He had some minor surgery last week and went back to school today. His teacher called me after just a couple of hours and said he was crying and didn't feel well. He's 10 and in 5th grade so if he's crying at school, he must feel bad so his papa picked him up at school and I came to take him to the dr. Well, the dr. decided there was some infection there so put him on medicine and home we came. What kind of surgery did he have? Well, let's just say, it's not pleasant for a male to have this after he gets older than an infant! Since both of my children are girls, I'm not used to dealing with these sorts of "things" so this has been quite an experience for me! Hopefully now with the meds, we are on the way to being "well" real soon!

It's cold here and they say we may get "ice" tomorrow night. Probably won't since they are predicting it! Hope it's warm where you are.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Don't laugh.........yet!

Well, I've been threatening to do this and actually set up a blog a couple of weeks ago, but haven't had the nerve to actually post yet. All of a sudden, I decided this was just as good as any here we go. I have no idea where to find all the cutsie headings (as you can tell), and I'm not so great at the computer once you get past playing a few games and the basics, but at least this is a start. The start of a new year (yeah), and a new blog. What more could I ask for?
If you have any good advice for me, please feel free to leave me a message, you sure won't hurt my feelings and maybe soon I'll have one of those cute blogs too!