Monday, November 29, 2010

Wonderful Time

A good Monday morning to you all.  To those who have to go to work, have a nice day.  To those of us who get to stay home, you have a nice day too.

The Thanksgiving holiday is over and what a lovely one it was.  The house was full of love, laughter, good food and fabulous family.  We were enjoying ourselves so much no even thought of bringing out a camera. I guess you can't ask for a better time that that.  You've heard the expression "kiss the cook" when all the food is gone.  Well they came pretty darn close.  One small piece of turkey left, a cup of mashed potatoes, no gravy, no dressing, one sweet potato.  I can tell you that is a first.  We also had a chicken and there was barely enough left to make soup with.  Jack wanted to try his attempt at chicken noodle soup and did he ever to a good job.  Very little of that left either.  The one thing we had in abundance was pie.  Two pumkin (gone) 1 apple (1/4 left) 2 strawberry (1 gone), 2 banana cream (1 gone) and 1 mincemeat (1/4 left).  So you can see what we've been snacking on for the last 2 days.  Time for some serious dieting before the Christmas bounty.

Did not participate and Black Friday and have no intention on doing the Cyber Monday thing either.  Only have a few gift cards left to get and can do that anytime this week.  I does feel good not to have to worry about running out close to Christmas.

You all have a great week.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yes I did it

Yesterday I moved my spaces blogs to WordPress.  As with most of you, I'm not impressed with it.  This will definitely be my main forum. 

Just received a call from the hunters.  They are on their way home.  That means extra work making sure they get their gear put away right away.  With dinner here tomorrow I don't need the 'empty space fillers' doing their thing.   Have to make a quick trip to pick up a couple things I forgot.  It's always something isn't it.

I will leave you with this little poem.

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

We humbly ask they blessing on the turkey and the dressing,
on the yams and cranberry jelly,
and the pickles from the deli.

Bless the apple pie and tea,
bless each and every calorie.
Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,
tomorrow we can all get thinner.

For all Thy help along the way
we're thankful this Thandsgiving Day.
We're thankful, too, for all our dear ones,
for all the far away and near ones.

Although we may be far apart,
we're together in our hearts.
Keep us in Thy loving care,
this is my Thanksgiving prayer.

P.S.  Anyone who wishes
may help with the dishes.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Just stuff

I know I've  been neglectful here.  Have just been enjoying the alone time while the guys are off hunting.  Haven't forgot about the place, just that everytime I think to post my mind draws a blank and I give up. I could joke about being 'empty headed' but I let my sisters do that for me, lol.

Went to the "Deer Widows" night with them.  Though we had a good time, I left early and was I in bed by 10:30. Sherry left before I did and according to Rhonda we missed the real fun.  But then she had a 'headache' the next day.  I think we did just the right thing.  Brody is getting the best of grandma and Sherry was definitely ready to call it a night.  Sunday was spent watching the Packers and finishing the "Castle" Book.  So here it is Monday and time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

I must admit I'm spoiled.  As my husband usually makes coffee every morning so I'm a bit out of practice.  How hard can it be with a Bunn you say?  Well you must remember to be sure the pot is empty from the day before (as there are not 2 of drinking it) before you start another pot.  Coffee flowing all over the counter is not the best way to start the day  (red-faced here).

Carson has been given the part of Cinderella in the school play.  I am making sure the camera is charged and the tripod fits so I get it all on video.  She has 2 solos and a duet with Prince Charming.  I have to laugh at her because she says "it's embarrassing  having a boy propose and he's a 4th grader grandma".  Alyssa, Nicole, Aaron and Austin all made the honor roll.  I'm so proud of them.  As Carson is still in elementary school they don't do that, but I don't doubt for a minute she would be on it too.  

I'll end with a note from one of the big hunters, my grandson Aaron.

"Sitting in the north woods waiting for a deer with a 'death wish'. " 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Grrr and double Grrr!

It's a good thing it's rant Wednesday because I am ranting about the elimination of Brandy on DWTS.  It blows the mind that people could vote the way they do. How someone who is stiff, awkward and cannot show a decent emotion for a dance can go so far.  I read on a comment on one site where the person said people are not voting for Bristol because of her mother but because she is the one with the least talent who tries so hard and improves a little each week.  Right!  We are suppose to buy this crap.  I tried the so-called on-line site and got 'that page is not available'.  It was right up until I clicked on a vote for Derek and Jennifer. GRRRRRR!  The show is quickly losing it's credibilty.

The men in my house are driving me up the wall.  I went to sew some more patches on a jacket yesterday and can't get to the machine.  It seems there was a couple blank spots in the room and they are now filled by camera and hunting paraphernalia.  GRRRRRRRR again.

Okay, that about does it.  Have to let the boiling blood cool down.  Wouldn't want to explode or anything.  I will try to let this quote my Martha Washington wash over me and release me of my frustrations.

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.  For I have learned that the greater part of our misery and unhappiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our dispositions."

Have a good day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Fun

We had a great time at Darla's birthday party Sat.  Besides family of course, all her co-workers were there and many friends.  I wish you all could have been there.  There was pizza and snacks and a free 1/4 barrel that lasted much longer than I thought it would. Jim made 2 cakes, 1 chocolate mint and one caramel apple spice cake.  As usual they were 'melt in you mouth'.   Here is a couple of pics of the party.
My daughter-in-law Sandy, Darla, Sandy's twin sister Debi.

Darla saw the video and this is what she wanted to it's what we bought her.
Here is the link to the video if you would like to see it.

Needless to say, her Dad had a good time.  Guess who had to drive home?

Want to finish my Christmas shopping this week.  Only have about 6 left to get, and they are gift cards, so that won't take long.  The guys will be getting ready to go deer hunting this weekend so I will have the house all to myself for a few days.  How will I every cope, lol.  Maybe this time I can get something constructive done instead of frittering away the time.  Of course there will be the "deer widows party" up at the little bar.  At the moment I'm undecided if going but the odds are in favor of the party.  Peer pressure by sisters you know.  I've already been told no staying home like last year.  
Well the laundry is calling my name so I guess I had better get going. 

Everyone have a good day.    

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ranting today

first, about DWTS.  It's getting so you don't care to watch as the audience seems to have more clout that the judges.  As I said before, judges should have bigger vote as they are the pros.  Bristol Palin is a very cute young lady and seems real nice, but, she can't dance and should have been off two weeks ago. 

Last night I saw a newscast about schools failing the minorities.  Now I do agree that a lot of schools could do a better job, but when are these people going to take responsibility for themselves and their children.  My husband and I worked in schools for over 35 years and when you see kids and parents expecting enititled grades and lighter discipline because they are minorities, you know it's not all the schools fault.  All hell breaks loose if they don't get their way.  And no, it's not all the minorities who behave this way, but a great deal of them. They come late, homework not done, tired because they haven't a decent bedtime, with a chip on their shoulder and parents who make excuse after excuse for them.  Case in point.  While cleaning a room across the hall from a conference going on with the principal, teacher and parent I heard this.  Mother, "What do you want, his homework done or readable"?  Principal,  "both, we can't tell if it's correct if we can't read it."  Mother, "too bad".  Mark it done and leave my kid alone." I don't think I will every forget that conversation.  No, I wasn't eavesdropping, it was just she was yelling so loud you couldn't help hearing it. They is no reason if they are sitting in the classroom with students who are doing the work, getting the grades and succeeding, that they shouldn't be doing the same.  It's lack of proper parenting and laziness.

Let's see what else to rant.  Okay, okay, that's enough for today. 

Have a good day all.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What to do?

It's another nice day here.  Hoping the weatherman is right with the forecast of 65.  Savoring each one as it won't be long and that nasty four letter word s*#w along with his friend ice will be keeping me hiding inside as much as possible.

Haven't been doing much worthy of blogging lately. Sometimes it seems as if the days just run together with nothing out of the ordinary happening. Then everyone has something to do on the same day and time.  Darla won a pizza/beer party at a fundraiser a month or so ago and set up the date to have it to coincide with her Birthday Friday.  She is having it on Saturday so family could attend.  She invited and posted it on fb a couple weeks ago or so.  Well yesterday we got a call that Jack's sister, she is having a party for their Mom and a granddaughter of hers the same day, same time, just starting an hour earlier.  Since that side of the family is never on time to start anything, and they live way out in the country it would be difficult to attend or even put in an appearance at both.  What to do.  Well I'm opting for Darla's, as it was set up first. 

Since I only have gift cards left to get, my Christmas shopping should be done by the end of the week.  Maybe even to day, if I get my butt moving here.  Have to run and have a subscription filled so should get a couple done then. 

You all have a wonderful day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Not much going on around here.  That sad day of our aunts funeral tomorrow and constant prayers for our counsin Mary and her husband Jim as he fights the battle for leukemia.  Things are pretty slow in this neck of the woods.

Now to my title.  Yesterday we made the trip to the Photo studio and picked up the restored picture. Here is the before.
Here is the after.

Not a bad job if I do say so myself.  We have a picture of my granddaughter Nicole and boy do her and Sherry look alike at that age.  Freaky how the genes conintue on.

So what have I been doing the last few days that I haven't been on here much.  Going through picture and making copies for some cousins of ones I have that their parents are in.  Then being the curious sort, I came across my mothers graduation picture and decided to try my hand and getting the flaws out.  I have photoshop, though mine is not as advanced as his, and did a pretty fair job of it.  Maybe I'll put them up one of these days.  I found a couple more photos I want to play with, so I'll see what fun I can have with them.
Well off to do some more foraging in photos and playing around.  You all have a good day.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Unhappy here.

I am about to blow a gasket.  I went to move my old blog to Wordpress as they requested.  At first I got this site no longer exists.  Then I finally got to it, then went to transfer it.  I got a must update Windows live messenger, why I don't know.  Clicked cancel or decline, whatever it said, on that at it kept coming back so I click okay.  After update I can no longer get into any of it.  Can't even chat online with people in messenger as before. It says the Id or password is incorrect and I know for a fact it is not.  Can no longer get into my hotmail account as it says the same thing and of course that makes it impossible to find where my stuff went in Wordpress.  What's up with this.  If I uninstall the updates my son will lose his account too.  As of right now that is the only one that shows up as valid.  GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!