Tuesday, December 29, 2009
There are so many things going on right now, lots of company.... love the company!!!
So I won't be starting anything new until next year..... oh wait, that is in 4 days!
Wow! a new year in 4 days....
Are you ready for a new year?????
P.S. Thanks Mary for the wonderful Christmas Card picture.... What a good pic of all 6 of you!!
Twilla, Hope you had a wonderful first Christmas with your new family!!!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS,,,, Places to stay, places to eat, things to do, etc......
IF YOU WOULD PREFER, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know the area or have any ideas or places to visit, let me know.
I do know that we are heading up to Carlsbad/Encinita area to visit relatives...
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INPUT!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
So I asked Piper and got to it! 3 coats of paint, one coat of polyurethane, and done!
Then, I got my husband's old Olympian sled, from the garage and coated it with some wood oil.
Hung a little grapevine wreathe on it...
My mom gave me back a little wall hanging I did for her 18 years ago, so I attached it to the chair...
AND you know who.... had to get in on the act....
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year!!!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
First I had this one.... born January 16, 1984
Then I had this one.... born January 26, 1986
Their birthdays are just 2 years and 10 days apart.
Next we were blessed with an addition to our family, June 14, 2008.
My other daughter, I love her so much!
and now we will be blessed with another one June 5, 2010.
So the original two, their birthdays are 10 days apart and now their anniversaries will be 9 days apart!
They have set a date and I will be in overdrive for awhile.
My children have picked out angels to be their partners. I couldn't have picked better, if I hand picked them myself...
The excitement of life never ends! I am so blessed!!!!!!!
Monday, December 14, 2009
I went to a cookie exchange yesterday, camera in tow, and set it down. Never took a picture, quickly ran out the door in order to be somewhere else, and left it sitting on the host's counter....
I feel like I'm blind, cut off an appendage, or slightly dead.
So no pictures today :(
I KNOW.... MY BLOG SEEMS BORING... NOT QUITE WITH IT.... NOT FULLY DRESSED
So, I guess I have trouble talking without pictures to add.....
It just isn't as much fun....
So I'll go now...
Nothing exciting today....
I'll be back,,,,, sorry.......
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
ON THIS DAY,,,,, December 9, 1977, I married my best friend.
We only knew each other a year.
But when you know it's are the right person for you, you know...
Our engagement was short, 13 days, but we knew what we were doing because we were 21 and 24!
We had the world by the tail and very much in love, but most of all, best friends.
Oh we had the usual spats... the good, the bad, and the oh so ugly...
but through it all, we always remained best friends and we always respected each other.
That is what I think keeps a marriage together, through all the trials, is respect for each other and forgiveness.
So as I go back 32 years ago, 1977....
It was a blizzard, just like today's weather.
We were stuck in a country road ditch just a few hours before the wedding and our best man could not make the 90 minute trip.
No cell phones then to let our family know we were running just a little late!
Only family at the wedding and my best girlfriend and her husband (who stepped in at the last minute as best man, also photographer).
Both my dads are gone now. And as I look at this picture, I think, both my moms were so pretty that day!
My wedding planner mom actually had 2 weeks to plan 2 weddings because my sister also surprised my mom with the words, "I'm getting married!!!" just hours before I had called her on November 26th.
And she did it all!!!
Love ya mom and thanks for the wonderful memories!!!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
MY I SURE WISH THESE LIGHTS WOULD JUST PUT THEMSELVES OUTSIDE ON THE PORCH!!! THIS AFTERNOON'S PROJECT.....
Monday, November 30, 2009
ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBBLELEM EVERER??????????????????
I need help please!!! I have runnnn my anitvirus several times.....
SO UNTIL I FIGURE THTHIS OUOUT,,,, I CAN'T POST A THINGNG!
I WILL BBBBE BACK!!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
She wrote a DETAILED list of what she was thankful for..... I took this as a creative writing assignment....
WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR.... *** in detail****
1. I am thankful that my children still love me after they have survived me going through THEIR high school years.
2. I am thankful that my family still loves me after each of them have witnessed my meltdowns, years 1984-2008 (this year isn't over yet!)
3. I am thankful for my mom! I honestly want to be just like her when I grow up! She is an absolute joy and she is all mine (Well, I have to share her with ALOT OF PEOPLE).
4. I am thankful that my God still loves me even after I have screwed up sooooo many times.
5. I am thankful for popcorn, it is my most favorite snack food!
6. I am thankful for each and everyone of my bloggy friends. I never knew I could have such a close friendship with people I have never met in person.
SO WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR.... HMMM... TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THINK ABOUT IT,,,,,TELL US ABOUT IT,,,,
HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND TELL THE ONES YOU LOVE HOW YOU FEEL. IT IS IMPORTANT!!!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So this is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Lady in these parts of Port Charlotte, FLA. The absolute joy of my life. When I come down here to visit, we do have the best of time. Time is way too short, but I have found out that I just have to jump on a flight and I am here in a short day and now that I am retired, I hope to be able to do this more often.
So today, while she was fixing her signature dessert, I asked if I could watch and learn.
(I honestly have never made this before). She has shared this with many groups and I think some of the men around here have been known to fight each other for a piece of this dessert.
(Recipe to follow)
Here's the ingredients.
Drain your pineapple and reserve the juice to use in the cake as the liquid of the cake.
She uses this butter in alot of things. Seems to work well.
Then she spreads a can of drained crushed pineapple over each one and cuts marachino cherries in half and spreads them around.