Sunday, December 26, 2010

We Had A Snow Storm Today

For only the 4th time since records have been recorded we had a snow storm in December.  All week the weather forecast was for a trace to 1" of snow, then on the evening of Christmas Day it was changed to 2-4 inches.  Well we ended up getting close to 8 inches of snow.  Since this is the south, most people do not know how to drive in the snow (by noon there were over 200 accidents).  Add to that the fact that the DOT ran out of sand and salt....well the result is....only main roads have been plowed and treated.  All secondary roads are a mess and the temps are to drop into the 20s overnight, so driving tomorrow morning will be very bad.  Here are a few pictures I took earlier today.
 From my back door

From my front door.  Neighbor dogs were having a ball in the snow. 

 This is the outdoor cat who has never come into the house in 15 years!  She will not go back outside, cannot say that I blame her.  

I think this branch will have to come down.....

I hope everyone had a great holiday week-end.  I did not venture out for any 'day after Christmas' shopping deals.  I only wanted to stock up on wrapping paper for next year and possibly find a little something for myself.  Oh well, I will probably still find wrapping paper on sale in the next few days, and if not, well I can live without it. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What I Got For Christmas

I have tried to win one of these online from the Pioneer Woman, but it has never been my luck.  Today, I got this beauty from my sons and their wives.   I am so happy!  This matches all the other small appliances in my kitchen. 
picture from google

Isn't it beautiful?  I cannot wait until tomorrow when I will make something yummy with my new mixer.

A Warm Snuggly Christmas

Emily Jane wishes you all a warm snuggely Christmas, just like hers!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I have had a problem getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  Since I plan to travel right after Christmas, I did not put up a tree or any decorations.  A few days ago my 11 year old granddaughter wanted to make cookies.  So on Sunday afternoon she came to my house and we made and decorated 7 dozen sugar cookies.  It was fun, and managed to give me some much needed Christmas spirit.  I still did not decorate the house or put up a tree, but I have enjoyed eating a few of these little beauties. 

I hope you are all ready for Christmas and have a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends.  I am looking forward to dinner on Christmas Day with my sons and their families, and spending next week with my lovely daughter/son-in-law and seeing my two youngest grandchildren. My travels will be dictated by the weather, so I have no firm plans, just going to watch the weather report.  I also hope to spend a few days on Cape Cod where they are currently getting lots of snow. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Since more of us are getting into this form of communication, I thought this might be of assistance to you...If you are not yet a senior, just read what you have to look forward to.   

Since Seniors are texting and tweeting, there appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code). 

ATD: At The Doctor's
BFF: Best Friend Farted
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL: Living On Lipitor
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
                                           WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Cannot Stop Laughing

If you need a good laugh, just check out this website.

I was laughing so hard that it brought tears to my eyes.  I do not have a phone with auto correct, but based on what I read, I think I might be lucky.  LOL!

I hope everyone is staying warm during this Artic Blast so many of us are suffering through.  It was 18 degrees when I got up this morning and that is very unusual this time of year where I live.  I am freezing!!!!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I am not, but I am working on it each day.  

Now back to whatever you were doing....... 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Great Christmas Idea

This is a great idea for Christmas. I got myself a pair last week and my feet have never been warmer.
Super cheap, and so so comfortable.   Just click on the link below to begin your shopping. 

Luxury Plush Foot Duvet Collection | Slippers | Restoration Hardware

Note: this is my personal opinion, I have not been compensated for this post.   

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman

Earlier this evening two of my grandchildren were outside their home with a neighbor boy and saw something that scared them speechless.  The neighbor boy had his camera with him, so he snapped these two pictures (which my daughter-in-law sent to the local news station).

After checking online my DIL discovered that today (11/17/10) is the day of the Leonids Meteor Shower.  It indicates that it will be at it's peak at 4AM, however these pictures were taken after 4PM.
More research indicated it could have been (and I stress could have been) the Tempel-Tuple Comet, which has only been seen approximately 5 times, the last time was in 1997. 

I really have no idea what it was, but it is definitely interesting.  It appeared to be to big to be a meteor, but was it a Comet.....well your guess is as good as mine. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Do Have Fall Colors in the South

Today I was out running some errands and decided to drive down Main St in my town and look at some of the historic homes.  As I was driving down the street I noticed that all the trees looked so lovely.  I pulled over and took a couple of pictures.  Keep in mind that I use a point and shoot camera on auto, but I still think this will give you an idea about fall in the south. 

It was raining when I took these pictures.  When I got home I decided to walk to my mailbox and thought you might like to see what I look at from my front here is my view

My lawn has already turned winter brown, and my mailbox looks so lonely.  Since we are having a rain storm with colder weather on its way, all those leaves will fall to ground very soon and I will be looking at trees like the one in the foreground that lost its leaves about two weeks ago. 


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This Baby Girl Has a Name....

Emily Jane Caroline

And here is big brother being entertained by a friend's new kitchen
Isn't that the cutest little play kitchen.  Cameron appears to be enjoying his time with his friend while Mom and Dad are at the hospital with his new baby sister. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A New Member for our Family

Meet the New Baby Girl
She was born this morning!
Weighing in at 8 lbs 1/2 oz
Measuring  20-1/2 inches long
Dad, Mom and Big Brother are thrilled beyond belief! 

Welcome sweet baby girl, you are the same size your mother was at birth!  

Tomorrow we will all get to find out your name, and we cannot wait. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

One of My Favorite Quotes

Egotism (or arrogance) is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity......

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

I hope you all have plans for this week-end that will allow you to get out and enjoy the last week-end of October.  It was warm here all week, and boom today it got cold.  I still need to do the last mow on my lawn, so I think Saturday morning will be a 'work in the yard' day. 

Have fun with the little ghosts and goblins, either taking them out trick-or-treating, or answering your door and seeing all the fun costumes. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hey Soul Sister

It has been more than a month since I posted on this blog.  I think I had blogger block, but hopefully I am feeling better now.  So to celebrate I thought some music might be in order.  

 I love this song by the group Train, so hope you enjoy it. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Today my Blog is One Year Old!

It does not seem possible that I started this venture one year ago.  I know I have not posted much lately, but I have found that I am possibly a 'winter blogger'.  I find that in the summer months I prefer to be out and about, rather than sitting in front of my computer.  When, at the end of the day, I do finally log on, I read blogs, but I am usually to burned out to post much on my blog.

I thought by now the weather would start to cool off, but we are still having 90+ degree days, and it only gets down in the 70s at night.  So far this summer we have had 84 days of over 90 degree heat.  I am so looking forward to Fall this year. 

In mid October I will be taking a trek to New England, and I plan to stay there until Thanksgiving.  I love New England in the Fall.  My lovely daughter is going to bless me with another grandchild, so it should be a great trip. 

If you are following my blog, I am most likely following yours.  I do not comment very often, but I am reading. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You on 9/11/01

On 9/11/01 I had just traveled from Boston to NC the night before to celebrate the 11th Birthday of my granddaughter that had had a heart/lung transplant on June 15th. I was staying with my daughter, who was living in the house where I now live, and I turned on Good Morning America just in time to hear that a plane had hit the first tower. While I was standing there watching the updates I saw the second plane hit the other tower. About 2 hours later I got a call from my office in Boston telling me at co-worker had been on the second plane. About 6 hours later I was notified that one of my former employees was on the 96th floor of the first tower (he did not survive). I think 2001 was the most emotional year I have ever had with the transplant and the attacks. I remember renting a car to drive back to Boston and how moved I was by the courtesy of all the drivers on the roads and the flags flying on every freeway overpass. There were National Guard at every large bridge. An event in our history that I hope everyone remembers for a lifetime, I know that I will. My oldest son had spent 10 years in the military, and I felt fear that he would be called back, but that did not happen, not sure I could have handled any more stress that year.

Where were you on 9/11/01?  

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

He turned 'One Year Old' this month

It does not seem possible that my youngest grandson is already one year old and will become a big brother in a few months.  He traveled to see his 'Graminator' and celebrate his 1st Birthday.  Here are a few pics (thanks to my daughter for posting these on her blog so I could pirate them over to my blog). 
He loves to chase bubbles
Yum, this is great Birthday cake!
I love this face! 
He is such a good little guy.  I got the opportunity to have him all to myself while his parents went out to dinner and even got in a little shopping.  We had so much fun playing peek-a-boo and building things with the 'big' legos.  I was amazed that he pushed a toy over to the coffee table so he could use it as a 'boost up' and try to get on the table.  Smart little guy! 

My favorite picture, he decided to wear his gift as a hat!  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Update on Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

If you read my last post, you already know that due to fund raising circumstances I was unable to raise the required $2300 to  participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk in Boston on July 23-25.  That being said, my daughter-in-law did participate and here are a few pictures from her experience.
**Disclaimer** The quality of these pictures is not good.  They look fine when I view them on my computer, but when I downloaded them to my blog post, not so good.  
A little blurry, taken with a phone camera 

A support sign
On bridge over Charles River near MIT
The back of another walker's shirt (sorry about the poor quality)
Up at 7:30 to walk with his Aunt
That building in the background looks like the designer had to much to drink! 
I hope if any of you know anyone that is training for a Susan G. Komen walk that you will support them.  Every $5 adds up.  I raised 62% of my $2300, and was disappointed that I did not reach at least the 80% mark, but there is always next year.  Thank you to all those that donated to my effort, I know the Susan G. Komen Foundation is thrilled to get my 62%. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Monthly Post - Someday I will get back into the groove!!!!

So much has happened this past month.

First, I found a part-time job (that ended up being full-time the first two weeks).  I came home exhausted every night and got soooo far behind on my blog reading.  I am in the process of catching up, but it will take me some time. 

Second, I had company for 5 days.  My daughter, son-in-law and my youngest grandchild came to visit from out of state.  The little guy turned '1' on July 5th, so we had a birthday party in my back yard.  It was so much fun to have all three of my children and my four grandchildren all in one place to eat, drink and visit.  No pictures yet, because I lost my cord to download from my camera....hopefully I will locate it soon.

The most distressing news is that I will not be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk on July 23rd.  I had registered with my daughter-in-law and we had to commit to raising a minimum of $2300 dollars each.  About 6 weeks ago we realized that the probability of both of us reaching our goal was pretty slim, so we took all the money we raised in the past 6 weeks (2 car washes, 2 yard sales, and hours of sitting at the local grocery store selling pink ribbon products) and applied it to her fundraising.  She is on her way to Boston and will participate by herself.  I raised about 62% of my goal and that money is already in the hands of the Susan G. Komen foundation.  So thank you to all those that donated money to my fundraising.  We tried so hard, but we live in a pretty rural area, and although everyone was supportive to what we were trying to do, it just did not happen for us.  I am thrilled that my daughter-in-law is able to participate.  She really, really, really wanted to do this in honor of her grandmother that is currently fighting breast cancer.  So during the week-end of July 23, 24 and 25, keep her in your thoughts.  Hopefully she will get some good pictures that I can post when she returns.

The good news is that all that training for the walk has left me in the best health I could possibly hope to achieve.  I am very thankful and hopefully I will continue to walk at least 3 times a week.

Well, that is about all for tonight.  I know there is more, but my brain is so tired from learning a new job, that I am fading fast.  It is still very hot and humid here, with no sign of cooler weather in sight. 

What have all of you been up to? 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Whole Month Has Gone By......

It has been an entire month since I posted on my little blog.  I blame it on the sunshine.  During the winter when the sky is cloudy and it is cold outside I tend to stay in the house which equals spending more time on my computer.  Now that it is spring/summer I try to get out of the house as much as possible.  That activity has been halted by the extreme heat and humidity we are experiencing.  We are on day 14 (I think, but my brain is fried) of over 90 degree heat combined with insufferable humidity.  Today is will be 97 with a heat index in the triple digits.  After watching the weather report this morning, it appears there is no relief in sight. 

How is the weather where you are?  If you are in one of those places where the storms are spawning tornado's I am keeping good thoughts for you.  If you are somewhere in the sun and 70-80 degree heat, well I will just think you are 

Talk to me. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The "I Need To Catch Up Post"

It has been several weeks since I actually posted on my little blog.  No excuse, just been busy with life and training for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk.  So here are a few of the things that I have been doing. 

Gem Mining with 'the guy' in the mountains of North Carolina.  I found lots of beautiful stones including one emerald.  It was great fun, and my back hurt for two days afterward, but so worth it.  
Attending lots of girls softball games to watch my 11 year old granddaughter play ball.  Those girls have improved so much this past year and the games are really exciting.  

Gave myself a 'much needed pedicure'.  I am making a resolution to do this at least every other week the rest of the summer.  

Trimmed all the trees in my yard.  This is only part of the branches, when I took this picture I had already hauled two loads to the dump.  My trees look great and I was very tired.  

I also made many signs for the garage sale we had to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Lots of people donated items for us to sell and we raised $100 in just 3 hours of sales.  We will do this again in a few weeks with the items that are still being donated.  

I have been spending week-ends working my booth at the Flea Market.  Last Saturday I so enjoyed watching these two little guys reading books while their mother shopped.  They were so cute and so well behaved. 

Well that is enough for tonight.  I have more to post, so stay tuned for Part II of why I have been so busy.  I know you will be waiting, my life is so interesting.....ROFL. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Well not totally wordless, since I have not posted in over 2 weeks, I thought a picture of my youngest grand would be a great way to start again.  He is playing in a tunnel at the Castle Park. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things

I have not had much to blog about recently, so yesterday I was sitting in my rocking chair looking around the room and thinking about a few of my favorite things.  So I thought I would share them with you.

I love my African Violets when they bloom.

I love this little red bird (made of wood)

and this silly looking Red Duck (please ignore that bottle of Cognac)

This little antique foot stool makes me smile.

This old Bread Box with a metal 'bug' sitting on top, I also love that Bean Pot!

Those are just a few of my favorite things that I can see from my rocking chair.  What are your favorite things around your house. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

9 Months Old

My littlest grandson is now 9 months old and his mother posted some pictures for me to pirate and put on my blog (thank you dear daughter). 

He has his own cupboard filled with pot lids (his favorite toys)

This is his newest face, it makes his parents laugh, he loves that!  

Taking a walk with Dad in the backyard.  Finally warm enough to wear summer clothes. 

He is getting so big and his parents report that he loves to walk, of course they are in for lots of exercise when he learns to walk without holding on to their hands.  I miss you little one, but will see you for your 1 year birthday in July. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Way I Spend My Weekends

 I have been working my booth at the local Flea Market for almost six months.  It is fun to be out of the house and around people during those two days a week.  A few of my online peeps were wondering what the Flea Market looked like.  They wanted to know if it was dark and full of junk.  So I took a few pictures last week-end to show you where I spend my week-ends. 
This is my booth at the Flea Market.  The table in the front of the picture is all my information about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (I will be walking 60 miles over 3 days).  I have merchandise that I sell (pink ribbon magnets for the car, pink ribbon key chains, pink ribbon ink pens, etc.).  I also was given some Dinner for Two Gift Certificates that I use for Raffle Tickets (cost $1.00).  This week the gift certificate was from Texas Roadhouse.  Everyone wants to buy a ticket for the chance to win a free dinner and donate at the same time. 
This is Sandra's booth.  She is next to me on the left.  She is a very nice lady and I enjoy talking to her.

This is the booth that sells new socks.  He sells lots of socks, they are very cheap compared to stores.

This is the picture guy's booth.  He sells frames, picture and prints.  Lots of nice stuff.  

This is the Popcorn Machine, the smell always makes me hungry.  

There are 6 or 7 more booths, but I don't want to bore you with pictures of all of them.  We have a section where we put baby furniture, there is a military surplus booth, a booth that sells baseball caps, new bras (yeah, that was a surprise to me, who comes to the flea market to buy a bra?), and baby clothes.  It is a real mixture of what I call 'stuff'.  

Hope you enjoyed the tour.  See you next time.