Thursday, December 31, 2009


I hope everyone has a SAFE New Year's eve tonight, I know that I will. This is hubby's last night on this shift, he goes back to days on Monday. So, the afternoon shift is having a party(so to speak) tonight at work. Myself, and at least one other spouse will be there.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas day!

We are under a BLIZZARD WARNING for tonight, and more snow for tomorrow. Definitly a white Christmas for us. We don't plan on going anywhere.

We were going to go to church tonight, but that's not going to happen.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


To any Jewish friends who look at this blog! I know, I'm a couple days late, but better late than never, right?

I pray you have a Blessed Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Because I really do not want to take my son to school in the morning.

Monday, December 07, 2009


I think winter has finally arrived! YUK!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009


I have on my red, do you?

Thursday, December 03, 2009


This was sent to me this morning by the lady that I work for part time. She sent it to my e-mail. It mad me cry, I thought I would pass it on.

As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support 'Red Fridays.'

Last week (I) was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed One of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos.. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and Cheered for, it hit me.. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our Service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers... He kneeled down and said 'hi.'

The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second... Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it..

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority'.. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing.. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday - and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that..... Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear
Something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long
before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is...We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday.





Thursday, November 26, 2009



Monday, November 23, 2009


Well, after my little gripe session the other day, we put up our blasted Christmas tree yesterday because the oldest grandson will be here for Thanksgiving and hubby wanted it up.


Sunday, November 22, 2009


The last pair I got were to big, boy did I mess up that time. I thought I could wear a size 22, boy was I wrong. So this time, I ordered 2 pair in size 20, 1 pair are flannel lined for the winter. I had a pair of those about 4 years ago, and lived in them all winter, they were so comfortable, but I outgrew them and gave them to my daughter who has lost weight, so she could wear them.

The flannel lined will come in handy in a couple of weeks when we go to Eagle Days the first weekend in December. I understand from our weather folks that it will be really cold. At least I'll be comfy! And warm!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Blogger gold that is. I found a whole bunch of blogs that are dedicated to the primitive. You know, primitive knick-knacks and primitive living, that sort of thing. I LOVE that stuff. My dream is to someday be able to live in a log cabin.

Ok, I need some help. I would like to put a picture with my header, but I don't know where to look for one. Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I have not worn a dress in almost 2 weeks. Please don't judge to harshly, but, I seem to get more housework done when I'm wearing pants, whether it be jeans or sweat pants, it doesn't matter what type of pants I wear, I just seem to get more done. Maybe I'm wired differently than other people (haha)!

Speaking of dresses, why is it that some women think they can wear just anything to church. I mean really, when you go to church, you should at least DRESS DECENTLY! I get so tired of seeing women in jeans or mini skirts and showing skin. It is just DISGUSTING that these people have no RESPECT for the LORD or for his house. In fact, in this Sunday's bulletin the Pastor said that very thing. It was so nice to see that in the bulletin. Granted, it was directed towards the people who help serve; such as: the readers, the Eucharistic Ministers, you know, people like that, but I think it should apply to everyone going to church!

Now, on to Christmas. What is it with people, it is not even Thanksgiving yet, and I am hearing Christmas music already, and of course seeing all the decorations out. Of course all of the retailers are concerned with getting the almighty dollar and making their profits, but still it bugs me that the American people seem to have forgotten all about the First true American Holiday, THANKSGIVING!

OK, I think I'm done now, I just had to vent a little.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


We had a very quiet night last night, no trick-or-treaters. I think they all went elsewhere. My husband actually forgot that it was Halloween.

Hubby had pre-ordered Windows 7 and installed it on his computer last night. He had been running it for about 6 months and really likes it, says it is better than Vista.

This morning he is going to the hospital to do some volunteer work as a Eucharistic Minister for his church. His priest is having him also do this at one of the Sunday masses also.
We went Friday to talk to the lady who is in charge of the Volunteers at the Hospital, and she even asked me if I had thought about volunteering, I told her that I had in the past and she suggested that I really consider it, so I am. ( since I can't seem to find a real job)!

I had to order a new pair of Jeans on Friday. I have been wearing dresses everyday, but there are a couple of things that we do that I prefer to wear Jeans for, and those are: Hiking, and Motorcycle riding. Anyway, I get my Jeans from L.L.Bean.
They are the only place where I can get them that are made right and they fit me right.

Until next time!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


I no longer observe Halloween, there just isn't any point as we do not get that many trick-or-treaters anyway. And it has only been in the last couple of years in reading other blogs, that some people are celebrating Reformation Day. This is the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95
Theses to the door of a church. I think celebrating that sounds like more fun!

For those of us that do Daylight Savings Time, Don't forget to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour tonight.

Monday, October 12, 2009


My heartfelt condolenses go out to the Klicka Family at the Passing of Chris, one of the founders of HSLDA!(or the founder, I'm not sure which).

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I went to the Dr. today, and I have accute Sinusitis and Bronchitis! I'm on an antibiotic and an inhaler, I haven't been on an inhaler for over 6 years.

Monday, October 05, 2009


I think I'm getting a cold, I woke up this morning and couldn't talk. My throat has been bothering me for about 5 days now, but I don't have a stuffy nose. Ah, who know what's wrong!

In other news; The last 2 kittens died, don't exactly know what happened there.

Hubby's mom went to the hospital last Thursday, so we went to Little Rock on Friday to see her and stayed for the entire weekend, came home a week ago today. She seems to be doing fine now.

My oldest child's birthday is today, she's 27! I'm getting OLD!!

I put flannel sheets on our bed a few days ago, It's getting pretty chilly at night here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm still around, just not much going on.

We did lose another kitten, so we now have only 2, and they seem to be doing well. Hubby seems to think the others died of starvation. He thinks maybe mamma wasn't making enough milk to sustain all of them. But, like I said, the remaining 2 seem to be doing OK, so we'll see how it goes.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


*UPDATE* Another kitten died either last night or today sometime.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Five new kittens were born on Sunday afternoon, only 4 lived. They seem to be doing fine right now, I just hope mamma doesn't smother these like she did the last litter.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


My heartfelt Congratulations to the Duggar Family on the impending birth of baby number 19!

I hope all goes well!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Last September, I blogged that I was starting a new cross-stitch project, well, I didn't get very far on it as I messed up and couldn't un-pick it. I got it out last week and started looking at it, and decided I wanted to try again with it. The kit was from Dimensions and I wanted to do it in DMC floss, so I wrote them and asked for the colors in DMC. So, I went out and bought all the floss that I needed, and more Aida cloth in 18 count. It is supposed to be done in Ivory, but no one had Ivory, so I got Ecru instead. I haven't yet started it, but I think it should like nice when it's done.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I have been trying to lose weight for some time, and nothing seemed to work. Finally, I decided to quit drinking soda pop, and coffee(much to the disappointment of my husband), and started taking a fitness class at the same place I take Tai Chi lessons. I have finally lost about 3 pounds. YEAH!!!

OH, by the way, my toe is NOT BROKEN, it just really, really hurts like you know what, and is still bruised good!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I was in my fitness class last night and walked right into a weight that we use, and I think I broke my little toe. It's turning a nice shade of Black, Blue, and Purple!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Yes, we took advantage of this program! We had a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with just over 146,000 miles on it, and it needed about $2,000 dollars worth of work that we just did not have the money for. So, after about 2 months worth of research by my husband, we went on Saturday and looked at cars,( of course with this program you have to buy a NEW CAR.) Anyway, we went to a KIA dealer in the area and bought a 2009 KIA OPTIMA. We qualified because the van only got a combined mileage of 18, and with the Optima, we got a $2,500 rebate plus it qualified for the $3,500 thing from the government. So we got a very good deal, and cheaper in the long run for us. We just love our NEW CAR! This is the FIRST NEW CAR that either one of us has ever had in our lives.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


We had an alright vacation this year, hubby's mom and sister are well. We got to see the twins for the first time, they are so cute. We did come home after the Arkansas trip as hubby was not doing well in the heat. So the week we were home, we did some work on the house.

Hubby went back to work on Tuesday of this week, and I have gone back to my routine of playing taxi-cab driver for everybody and their brother it seems like.

My van has a bad oil leak somewhere that needs to be fixed, so when I took it into Walmart yesterday to get an oil change done on it, they wouldn't do it. They said the leak was to bad. So I have to get that fixed this week.

And, my sinuses are acting up, so I don't feel real great right now.

Not much else going on.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Friday, July 03, 2009


We leave Sunday sometime for our 2 week vacation. I may not be on here till I get back.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's to all father's out there! I no longer have my dad, nor does my husband, but we wish a Happy Day to all DAD'S!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I grew up going to a combination of Public and Catholic schools. I graduated from High School 31 years ago, never went to college of any kind, and now I want to go back. I did not like High School that much,(I thought it was boring) and I don't really care for the public schools these days, but I want to take a college class in History. I am 48 years old and thinking about going back to school, what is wrong with me? Nothing, I just want to go, see what it's like, and take a class in something that I am interested in. Early American History!

Saturday, June 06, 2009


We have been busy picking Mulberries from our 2 volunteer trees in the backyard. I have 5 quart size Mason jars full to the brim with Mulberries. 5 jars, FULL. I plan on making a pie on the first of July and taking it with us on vacation.(Don't worry, they are in the freezer). hope they will keep that way. I do have to get more jars though, there are more ripe berries on the trees, and more green ones popping out. Those trees just exploded this year. With any luck, I will get more than 1 pie out of them.

Also planted some more flowers today, too!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I figured it was time to let people know what's been going on lately.

On Thursday, I was told by my Doctor that I am prediabetic, so now I have to really watch what I eat. Seriously considering becoming a Vegetarian.

Yesterday, one of the 1 year old cats gave birth to some kittens, unfortunately, 2 of them died, and the other 2 have disappeared. They were in the box this morning when my son left for school, and by the time I got up, they were gone(a 45 minute time span). I have no idea what mom did with them, we CANNOT find them anywhere.

We go on Vacation 1 month from today!

Other than this stuff, not much else going on.


Hubby and I just got back from eating lunch at Dixon's Chili on 40 hiway. Man, oh man, are they good! Their meat is greaseless, and oh so good. They have all you can Taco's everyday, they also have Chili, of course. We have not tried their Chili yet, but we want to. They are good eats!!

Monday, May 25, 2009


We are through with the cemeteries, thank goodness!

I had to go to the E.R. last night, because I have been having trouble with my left leg hurting bad since Saturday. So, of course, they had to look for a blood clot, couldn't find one. PRAISE GOD! The blood test that they do for that is elevated though, so I don't know what's going on there. They did tell me that my blood glucose is up(124), so I have to really start watching that since, Diabetes runs in my family, and I was Gestational when pregnant with my son.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I am beginning to detest the Memorial Day weekend, as we have 4 different cemeteries to go to. Both National cemeteries in Leavenworth(hubby's dad is on the actual fort, my parents are across town at the other one.) One in Independence, and one in K.C. It is a hassle because we cannot do all 4 in one day, so we have to spread it out. It's a pain! Oh well, it has to be done.

I hope everyone has a safe weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Just not much going on. One of my nephews graduated from High School yesterday, so I went to that. His party was on Saturday, so 2 of my kids and I went to that. My oldest step-son is having a house-warming/ birthday party on the 30th of this month. The birthday party is for his son who will be 16.

Other than that, not a whole lot going on!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOM'S OUT THERE!! Don't forget to call your own Mother's, if they are still with us. Mine is not. I do need to wish my mother-in-law a Happy day, though. We will call her later, as soon as the oldest step-son gets here.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


It seems like a lot of people are twittering these days, and practically the whole world is either on Myspace or Facebook. I am on Facebook myself, but I am NOT on MySpace, nor do I Twitter. I really don't see what the big deal is anyway. I am only on Facebook because my son said to me" Mom, you should get on Facebook; all of your family is on there and you'll be able to keep up with what's going on with your siblings and nieces and nephews." Hence, I am on Facebook.


According to, I make $11,958.00 a year!

Zsuzsanna's right, someone owes me a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY!!!

Saturday, May 02, 2009


We had to go buy a new dryer today because ours quit drying. Found a real good one fairly reasonable at Nebraska Furniture Mart.(No, we do not live in Nebraska, we have one in Kansas that we go to.) Hubby and the 2 boys are installing it now.

My husband likes to use a dryer, I, on the other hand, like to dry my clothes outside if at all possible. But, when we had our deck built in back, one of the clothes line poles had to go, so I can no longer hang my clothes out. Of course, I never was able to because there were no lines.

Not much else going on.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Our front yard has been raked real well. We have no grass, but, it's been raked non the less. We have planted some flowers in front of the house, I can't remember all of them, but I do know we have some snapdragons and a columbine.

In the backyard, we have some herbs: Sage, Rosemary,Basil and Cilantro. I also have 2 tomato plants in the ground, a Red Beefsteak, and a Golden Yellow. And Yesterday, we bought a Japanese Red Maple tree that we got planted today.

More rain is in the forecast for tomorrow, and my kids and I are supposed to go to the ballgame tomorrow night. The Royals v. Toronto Blue Jays. My daughter entered a drawing at work and won four tickets. She works at Crown Center in the Crayola store.

Monday, April 20, 2009


My Uncle passed away Saturday night, the service is tomorrow morning. I stayed at the Lake, while my husband and 1 Sister went home yesterday, they will not be coming back for the funeral. It will be more of a celebration of Life. Thank you for the Prayers!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


My Uncle is in the hospital down at the Lake of the Ozarks, he may be gone by tomorrow morning. My siblings and my husband and I will be traveling down there tomorrow. I just ask for prayer for my cousins and safe travel for all of us.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The Duggar family has announced another pregnancy, this time it is Joshua and his bride Anna who are expecting! I wish you well!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


They could not find anything wrong! PRAISE GOD!!!

You know, after got in the back and they got me hooked up to the IV, and I had time to relax, I stopped worring about it and just turned everything over to the Lord. It's all good!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I have started going to a Bible study at one of the bigger Baptist church's in the area. I had gone to it before, and quit when life got in the way.

We have a new member of the family, she is 6 weeks old, a boxer mix, and her name is Ginger!

I did get rid of the Mamma cat and her babies on Friday. They went to a non-profit organization, so I know they will NOT be killed.

Saturday night at the Easter Vigil at the church my husband and I have been going to, he was received and confirmed into the Roman Catholic church. That service was boring! For anyone raised in the Catholic church, you should know what HIGH Church means, this was NOT HIGH CHURCH! There was NO celebration. I did NOT LIKE IT!!!

P.S. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in the morning. I DO NOT feel good about it!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Mama Cat is having her 2nd litter of kittens as I write this. I tried to get rid of them Sunday, but no one has room for them. Ironically, both sets were born on the first day of the month. The first set was born on June 1st, now this set is being born right now.

*UPDATE* There are 5 kittens in all!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I finally got to go to a Baptist church today! YEAHHHHH!!!!!! It is a Missionary Baptist, and boy was it wonderful. I just wish I could continue going there, but, alas, with only 1 vehicle, that is not to be.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I will be able to go to the church that I want to go to on Sunday! My husband has to work Sunday, so I am going to go to the Missionary Baptist Church that I was baptized in almost 27 years ago. I am so excited, I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Thomas;aka"Fred" is 1 today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I hope everyone has a good time today, but, PLEASE BE SAFE!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I fixed the Homeschooling sites(they were not linking)! I had done something wrong, figured it out, and it is now fixed, so you can now link to them.


As many of you know, I tried playing the Grocery Game, and it just did not work for me. But, I have found at least 2 more sites that do essentially the same thing, FOR FREE! Coupon Mom
is one of them. Becentsable
is the other one. I have already registered at Coupon mom. I guess we'll see what happens!

Friday, March 13, 2009


It's bad this time. I can't even afford to take Cassie to work unless she pays for the gas. Hubby's talking about finding a second job on the weekends. I have got to try and find a job(if I can)! My problem is, I've mainly worked fast food, and I really do not want to do that anymore. Of course, I may not be able to because of my hearing loss and having to wear a hearing aid. We're screwed!!


My husband told me that Missouri has repealed their Motorcycle Helmet law! HUGE MISTAKE!! Kids under 18 still have to wear one, but anyone 21 and older it is now optional. No thanks, I like my head where it is, thank you very much! I, for one, will continue to wear my helmet, as will my husband!

Monday, March 09, 2009


Do you believe that IDIOT in Washington? I thank God every day I DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM !!


Why I go to church with my husband:

1. We only have 1 car

2. He insists on going to on Sunday Morning, therefore I have no way of going anywhere that I would like to go to.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


The church that my husband and I have been going to has a Gaelic Mass every year(usually the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, they changed it this year), and we went to it last evening. It was wonderful! The readings were done in Gaelic and then in English. (The Gospel Reading itself was not done in Gaelic as the priest does not know Gaelic that well.) The Lord's prayer was even done in Gaelic. It was beautiful!

We have been wanting to go to this Mass for a couple of years now and never got to, but we finally did last night. The church has been doing this for 18 years they said.

Monday, March 02, 2009


I'm still here! Just haven't felt like doing much. I was not feeling well on Friday at all, just sat in a chair and vegetated all day. Steven and I are just about finished watching season 6 of the Walton's, I told him I would have to wait until payday to buy season 7. Other than that, nothing much is going on here.

Catch you later!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I just sent Candy a message through her Meez, as I have an account also. She logged into it today, so I thought I would try and get a hold of her that way. I asked her to think about starting another blog about their homesteading life. Maybe I will hear back soon.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Candy from "Keeping the HOME' has shut down the blog, as they are now Homesteading somewhere.


Saturday, February 21, 2009


An update to Wednesday's post; I bought season 6 of the Walton's last night!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have not been spending a whole lot of time on the computer lately because:

1. I'm trying to read one of my Lamplighter books that I got towards the end of 2008, and haven't had a chance to read yet. The name of this one is; Rescued from Egypt.

2. I seem to be losing interest in being on the computer for so long. All I do now is check my e-mail, look at the blogs I read everyday( there are quite a few) and read a few news articles, and that is about it. And blog if I have anything to blog about.

My son and I have started watching season 5 of the Walton's! That is such a good family show! I still need to get season's 6 thru 9

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My sister had her gallbladder surgery yesterday morning and did very well. She had to go through a process to even have the surgery, because she is on a blood thinner, so they had to take her off of the blood thinner for about 3 days prior, and then put her back on it yesterday after the surgery. She did have to spend the night in the hospital, and came home this morning. She told me that she still hurts some, but that is to be expected. Otherwise, she is just fine! She will be off work for about 2 weeks.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Hubby was able to go back to work today. He really started feeling better on Friday, and did do quite a bit Saturday, and we went to church yesterday. He still gets out of breath easily, but he'll be alright.

Our credit union called on Friday(to hubby's work cell phone) to let us know that our Debit card had been compromised, so we get new cards, new numbers, the whole works. It can be a [ain because now hubby has to change all the information for his online bill paying, but I guess it's worth it to be safe.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Hubby is feeling better, has been for a couple of days now, and is getting ready to help his oldest son go get some kind of bench with hooks on it for his house. They will have to take out the seats in our van and then travel up North to pick it up. He apparently had some kind of stomach virus. He is actually able to eat and not get sick to his tummy now. That is a good thing!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!! We really don't have any plans because I didn't know for sure how hubby was going to feel, but we may go out later to Steak and Shake and get a couple of shakes, depends on how he feels I guess.

Monday, February 09, 2009


I had to take my husband to the E.R. last night because his back had been bothering him since Saturday morning and getting worse, so I was thinking Kidney Stones, so was the Doctor on call that I had to call. They did a CAT SCAN and could not find anything there. No Kidney Stones!! So he took today off of work, so I took advantage of that and made him a Dentist appointment, boy he is NOT pleased with me. He has a cavity he found Friday morning, and I want him to get it taken care of. Is there anything wrong with that?

On to the Grocery Game: I decided to try it after reading ZSUZSANNA'S experiences with it, and I gotta tell ya, I'm frustrated! I can't get the coupons to coordinate with the sales and vice-a-versa, I can't do my shopping when I need to do it. I am in my third week, so needless to say I have not really saved much money at all. But, I will keep working at it.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Hubby isn't feeling very well this morning, so we did not go to church. We went to a Catholic church that I have been to before, and hubby seems to like it real well, and wants to go back. In fact this church has a school with it, the school was a grade when I went there for 8th grade, I think it's a High School now.

We helped his oldest son move yesterday from an apartment in Kansas to a house in Missouri. The house is somewhat small, but is perfect for him. He also lost his job on Wednesday, but had to move anyway, because he was committed. So, hopefully, he will find employment soon.


My youngest daugter has lost another baby, she did manage to carry this one the farthest, but it died a couple of days ago. Her boyfriend took her in to the hospital where they did a sonogram and looked for over an hour trying to find a heartbeat and never found one. They gave her some shots of something, she will go back on Tuesday and get 3 more shots of the same medicine I guess, and then they will do a D&C, after she starts bleeding. I finally told her that she just need to get her tubes tied, as she will never be able to carry a baby to term. This makes like her 7th miscarriage.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Tomorrow is WEAR RED DAY in conjunction with National Heart Health Month! It is to make people aware of WOMEN'S Heart Health.

More Women die of Heart disease than of Cancer. If any of you get the Parade Magazine in your Sunday paper, there is an article in there on Heart health and the differences between men and women, and the kinds of treatment that each get. Women get treated differently for their hearts than men do. It is a very good article, and I highly recommend that everyone read it.

So, let's all WEAR RED TOMORROW!

Monday, January 26, 2009


I have a sinus infection and possibly 2 inner ear infections, I know at least 1 ear is infected.
Amoxicillin for me, 875mg. That is the most that I have ever been on thus far.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I am soooo sick of all this Inauguration CRAP! I have not had the TV on this morning, I have not looked at any of it on the internet. I just got so sick of hearing about it as it got closer. I DID NOT VOTE FOR THAT MAN! And may GOD have mercy on this country in the next 4 years.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


The motor on our furnace blower went out night before last, and so we had to buy a new motor for it yesterday and replace it. Hubby, his son, and my son got it fixed in the afternoon, so we have heat again. Then we had to go buy new filters for it, so those are in now. It feels good in the house again.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Well, our Christmas tree is finally down! I don't want to hear it, my husband would leave the thing up until Easter if I'd let him.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


The picture is me taken on Christmas Day!

Monday, January 12, 2009


My Sister called this afternoon after her Doctor's appointment, her gallbladder definitly has to come out, but we already knew that, and the Kidneys are O.K. Just a cyst on one(which we already knew) and the other just has fatty tissue. NO CANCER! THANK YOU, JESUS!!



Monday, January 05, 2009


I had my usual day today, got up and made coffee, took Cassie(stepson's girlfriend) to work over in Kansas(that is a half hour drive there and a half hour back). Started dishes as soon as I got back, fixed hubby something to eat, took hubby to work, went to the store to get some drain cleaner( the drain in the basement backed up). I started fixing dinner about 4:00p.m.( fixed beef stew). Picked Cassie up from work. Did the dinner dishes( yes, you read that right). Steven is watching the idiot box, so I may go someplace and try to read. I haven't read my Bible yet today. I have been reading 3 or 4 chapters from Genesis a day and the Proverb for the day. I started this on January 1st.

When we went to half price books on Saturday, I bought a hard cover copy of "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I already have Little House in the Big Woods, and Little House on the Prairie in hard back. I am trying to get the whole set in hard back

Later, I have to go pick hubby up from work(he gets off at 11:30), then I'm going to bed. See you tomorrow!


SATURDAY: First off, I managed, finally, to get all the dishes done from Christmas and New Years. Of course, me getting sick on New Year's Eve did not help. Then, my step-son Patrick had an eye appointment to get new glasses, so we took him and his girlfriend to do that and we went to Half-Price books and picked out some books. On to Panera's for some lunch and wait on the 2 kids to get done. On home. I don't remember fixing dinner, probably because we ate lunch so late in the afternoon, no one was hungry. We tried watching the latest Batman movie, but I had to leave to take my daughter somewhere, so finished watching the movie last night.

SUNDAY: We didn't do a whole lot yesterday, I just didn't feel well. My stomach was still queazy. I did fix a brunch of link sausage and Pancakes, so we ate that around noonish or one o'clock. Then later I fixed homemade Au Gratin Potatoes( they were good) and some leftover Ham from New Year's. I still have some Ham left(it was a big Ham), so I will more than likely finish that off tomorrow. Then, of course, we finished watching the movie we started Saturday night.

Now I need to do dishes from last night, so we can have dinner tonight. I just have never gotten in the habit of doing the dishes after dinner. Don't get me wrong, I have done that, just not on a regular basis, and I know that I should. Just like I have never gotten into the habit of reading my Bible every single day of the year. I start doing it, and then stop. I don't know why, I just do. I guess that's why I stopped making New Year's resolutions, I don't follow through with them.

Friday, January 02, 2009


My sister's gallbladder has to come out, she has a cyst on 1 kidney and a tumor of some sort on the other. She really needs prayer!


O.K. I'm not completely over the illness, I took my son-in-law to pick up his paycheck,(which they had mailed out) and by the time I got home, my tummy wasn't feeling so good. Needless to say, I don't think I'm going anywhere the rest of the day. I may just let hubby take the car to work.

As for the prayer request; My sister called me this morning and told me that she has a Gall stone that needs to come out. No problem there, but she also has a spot on one of her kidneys that they are not sure what it is, so they are going to do some kind of test to check it out. It is either a cyst or a tumor. Will know more after the test is done. I told her to pray that it is just a cyst. So, would like prayer for a good outcome.


I'm feeling better today! I started feeling somewhat better yesterday afternoon, I did manage to fix dinner and I was able to eat dinner. I fixed a somewhat traditional New Years dinner of Ham, Black-eyed Peas, and I fixed Corn. It really tasted good. And I have enough Ham left to get 2 or 3 more meals out of it.

I have a subscription to Netflix and hubby gets on there and adds movies that he wants to see, and then of course moves them to the top of the list, so day before yesterday we got the Librarian, and so we sat and watched it last night. It is a take off of Indiana Jones. It was pretty good, I enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 01, 2009


I got sick last night, all of a sudden. I was fine at 4:30 in the afternoon, I was at the grocery store getting a few things we needed, and by 7:00 I was in the bathroom throwing up and I had diarrhea. I threw up off and on last night, I think I'm done, but I'm not sure. Hubby says he heard this junk comes on suddenly and last for 12 to 24 hours( the vomiting and diarrhea), and the entire illness lasts from 2 to 5 days. I couldn't even pick hubby up from work last night, one of his co-workers brought him home.

Well, I'm going back to bed, I don't want to stray to far from the bathroom.