Monday, December 29, 2008


Now that I have figured out how to change the background on my blog, I may change it with the holidays/seasons. So, on Friday, I may change it again until Valentines Day, when it will get changed again, until the next holiday, so on and so forth. I plan on having fun with my background. So enjoy!

As soon as I figure out to post photos, I will!


I got it! Cool Background, huh!


My husband, Virgil and I have been married for 7 years today, and still going strong!
We were married in the chapel at the hospital where he works. A friend of his from the Disciples Church performed the ceremony. It was so pretty, as the chapel was still decorated from Christmas. All but 1 of the children were there. In fact, Virgil's oldest daughter is from Omaha, and she came down for Christmas, went home, and came back down for the wedding. The only kid missing was Virgil's oldest son, as he forgot, after having been told about it on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I LOVE flannel sheets! And I have some that I have gotten from Walmart, but lately, I have gotten some from QVC called Northern Nights. Those sheets are so warm and soft! I now have 3 sets and plan on buying more as I am able. I don't sweat in these sheets like I have in other flannels. I highly recommend Northern Nights Flannel sheets from QVC. They will have an odor when you take them out of the packaging, but once you wash them, it goes away.
Give them a try, I think you will love them as much as I do.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hubby and I use Firefox as our browser, and this morning we got to playing around with their themes. Someone put up a Bible theme for Firefox in 2 different colors which I think are really cool looking, so right now I'm using the blue colored one. It looks so pretty! It uses Christian symbols!

If you use Firefox, go to your bookmarks, then go to Mozilla Firefox, then click on Customize Firefox, scroll down the page to Themes, and click on that, and you are good to go. They have 18 pages of themes to choose from. Now if you do go with one, you will have to restart Firefox. then go to your Tools, then click on Add-Ons, and you should be good to go. If you have trouble, find someone that knows how to do it. I usually have to have my husband help me with stuff like that.

We had some some thunderstorms last night, and heavy rains. Lost power also, twice. Of course it did get to 68 degrees yesterday afternoon. ( It is now 32 degrees.) Hubby had reset the clock from the first time, and when we woke up this morning, the power was out again. It finally came back on about 10:30 a.m. our time.(CST) It is times like this morning when I wish I had a regular corded telephone instead of cordless, and a wood burning fireplace, and I really wish we were still allowed to use the old fashioned gas lights. I have a gas stove, so I was able to fix breakfast. I also have a percolator that we use when we go camping, so I was also able to fix some coffee. Winter time, don't you just love it?!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas!

We had a lovely day yesterday, hectic, but nice. The grandkids opened their presents over here, which was nice. We didn't get anyone anything, because we just could not afford it, so we basically had a Dickens "Christmas Carol" Christmas, and I LOVED IT!
I didn't bother trying to clean the kitchen last night, and I have been running around today, so I didn't do any until this evening, and I had my son help with what I did get done, I'll finish the rest tomorrow.

Hubby and I went looking at cars today at Carmax. Did not end up getting anything, can't afford to! Oh Well!

I did fix homemade buttermilk pancakes on Christmas morning, boy were they good. I'm going to make some again tomorrow morning.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


From my family to yours, Have a Blessed Christmas Day!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Steven is 23 years old today!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Pinky" went home yesterday, it is so quiet! Now maybe, I can get some cleaning done!

My son's birthday is Sunday, he'll be 23. Boy, do I feel old!

Monday, December 15, 2008


We are surviving with a 2 year old in the house (Just barely)! I had forgotten what it was like, I got a very quick and REAL reminder. That kid has got the TERRIBLE TWO'S worse than I have seen in any child!! And whine, oh my goodness, can she whine, and cry. My nerves are frazzled by the end of some days.

Her dad has said that she can go home today, but with the weather the way it is right now, we'll have to see, they have no heat in their apartment, although they did get a heater until they can get their gas turned back on. A space heater! I'm not sure I want her around that. Like I said, we'll see.

We plan on taking our annual Plaza Light trip on this Saturday. That is always fun. I'll go to Topsy's and get a can of popcorn.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Hubby and I have "Pinky" for a while. We ended up with her on Thanksgiving night, due to a problem with her parents. We are really enjoying having her back in the house. She is talking, somewhat. You can understand alot of what she says, yet, there are some things you still can't understand.
Needless to say, our bedroom cleaning is on hold for now, because she is in our room on her mattress on the floor in front of our closet, because I have to clean her old bedroom. Life with a 2 year old.
I am asking for prayers with this situation, her other Grandmother may try and get custody of her, and her parents DO NOT want that to happen. This woman actually kidnapped Pinky on Christmas night 2 years ago, after getting into a fight with the parents and kicking them out of her car, in the middle of nowhere. Then on Thursday, she told the mother that she wasn't getting "Pinky" back. This woman is crazy!