Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I have been very tired from all of the holidays so I really hope that explains what happened today.  I was on my way to work when this song by Miley Cyrus "It's the climb" came on the radio.  It's been around for a couple of years, and about 1/2 way though it was just started crying. I got thinking about all the things that we had done and all the things that we didn't get to do.  It's just not right.  Life sure does suck at times.


Well the house was some what decorated, the food was ready, the gifts bought and wrapped.  I guess I was as ready as I was going to be.  So on Christmas Eve afternoon the kids and grand kids all showed up.  I have to admit it was fun.  I always enjoy it when the whole family comes together.  I think everyone liked what they got.  I know Richie had his nose buried in his Nintendo ds playing his new game.  I gave Bradley a machine gun nerf gun.  Sorry to say that he let his dad and uncle use it.  Never I repeat NEVER stand with your back to your son in laws.  I will get even that I promise.

Christmas day I first went to Amanda's house and had a nice visit.  Played with the kids and then I went down to Stephanie's place.  Her in-laws came in from Florida and surprised them.  So we had a nice visit.  It was so good to see them.  But I knew they where coming, it was so much fun.  Christmas is the time for secrets and surprises.  Now we look forward to the New Year. Pictures will fellow.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

39th Wedding Anniversary

This past Friday Dec. 17, would have been our 39th wedding anniversary.  I can't believe it.  If you add in the year we dated, that would make it 40 years.  So I had 2 melt downs, 1 on Thursday night and the other when I woke up Friday morning.  After that I was OK.  I remember the dating, the planning.  We where going to get married in March.  The last weekend of the month.  Had all the reservations, invitations ordered, cake, etc.  But then my Mom & Step Dad got transferred to North Carolina so all the plans changed.  And I think that was a blessing.  Instead of 200 - 300 people, it was just close friends and family.  I can say we sure did enjoy ourselves.  I was small but just right.  I gave a lot of thought to our honeymoon, and the beginning of our new life.  And oh what a life it was.

But at work, my dear friend came in first thing in the morning, and gave me a gift.  I was a nerf gun, and I started laughing.  I had been wanting a small one for the office.  So the games began.  The first one that got it was the boss.  He took it away from me and started firing back.  Then Linda got fired on.  But the best on was Ron, (our maintenance man)  he jumped about a 1' when I shot at him.  It's hard to be sad when you are laughing so hard.  I had decided to take a 1/2 day off of work.  And just before I left I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  The card said "we love you".  So I thank the girls in the office, and got blanks looks.  Next I asked my boss if he had done it.  Nope.  So it took a while but I found out it was my daughter.  She was so thoughtful.

I still miss him still so very much, but I'm remembering the good times more.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I mentioned in my last post about the snow storm we started getting on Sunday.  Well today is Tuesday and we are in the 2cd or 3rd day of below zero wind chills.  So the roads are like an ice rink.  They plowed them but couldn't salt because of the wind and cold.  Would have been better if they left the snow on the roads, but what do I know.  All I do know is that 1 - 1 1/2 hrs to work and then home again, (it's about a 25 mile drive) is getting very old.   I like the snow, but not so much the wind.  Either does my dog, he will be 14 in Jan.  I took him out yesterday while I was cleaning off the car.  I left the garage door open in case he wanted to get in out of the wind.  I turned around to head back in, and there on the threshold he had done his duty.  I guess he figured it was to cold outside to do that. My feelings exactly.  Well at least the sun is shining today.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's been over a month since I have written, so I will try and get caught up.  Thanksgiving was wonderful.  My youngest daughter, Amanda, had her 1st Thanksgiving dinner for all of us.  And I have to say that everything was delicious and perfect.  I love Thanksgiving and just being with family.  We had lots of laughs and played games.  It was the best.

Now I have been getting ready for Christmas.  And I have to be honest, I wasn't in the Christmas spirit.  I did go out and do some shopping the day after Thanksgiving.  But I didn't get much.  I really didn't care if it even came, it just seemed like to much effort.  Well about a week ago I was with my kids, getting some stuff out of my storage unit and I picked up some Christmas stuff.  In it was the little Christmas tree that I got for my dad when we spent the last Christmas at his house.  So when I got home I decided to put that up.  Boy, I can't get over how much that little tree help my mood.  It started to make me get more into the Christmas spirit. (even when Kennedy keeps knocking it on to the floor.)  I wish I had the energy and time to decorate like I use to when my kids where little.  My grand kids have never seen it when I use to put a tree up in every room and all of the other decorations.  But I'm getting there.

I heard that we where going to get this snow storm on Sunday then turning bone chilling cold.  So Saturday morning I got up early and took off to get my Christmas shopping done.  I'm happy to say that I did get it all done and got all my grocery bought.  Came home unloaded the car and then backed it in so I had a straight shot out on Monday.  Happy to say the weather man was right for a change.  We ended up with about 6inch of white stuff.  The bad part is we had rain first so we had ice under the snow.  Sunday I stayed in and did the usual which was cleaning and laundry.  I also moved my living room furniture around and changed my bedding.  Then I headed to the basement.  I'm not sure if you know, but I really need to have my knees replaced, but I have to wait for that, so the stairs are painful to do.  Well 3 trips up and down, dragging the Christmas tree, I got it all upstairs, by myself. ( a very proud moment, if I might add).  I took a break and popped some cookies into the oven, fixed my dinner and sat down to relax.  After dinner I thought well maybe I could put up part of tree.  Well I'm happy to announce that the tree is up and the lights are on it.  Tonight I will decorate it and maybe put some other things up.  Then I have to wrap everything and finish baking.  But I'm getting there.  And with the snow that we got I have to say, It's beginning to look a like Christmas.