Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just In Case

Happy New Year too all of you. I hope 2009 is smooth sailing and healthy for everyone. Just in case we have that storm tomorrow I wanted to make sure I got my message posted.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sweet Couple

I just had the sweetest couple in to check out books. She checked out Emma by Jane Austen. He said he doesn't like Jane Austen, she said she'd never read her but, sometimes I like things he doesn't like, I said that's what keeps the spice in a marriage and she smiled and said for 60 years now, we're working on 61. How sweet is that. I couldn't help but smile.

Grandma's Jewelry

Dad gave me my Grandma's jewels yesterday. I was to get them when he died, however, I guess he didn't want to make me wait. I don't know why he chose to give them to me now. I don't think I would have a problem with his wife either. So...I'm not sure what made him change his mind. I am pleased to have them. I was her only granddaughter so that makes them all the more special. And no I don't feel bad that my brother didn't get any of them as he got PopPop's guns. I feel we each got what is important to us. I will treasure them always.

Christmas 2008

Well it's over. We had a wonderful holiday and spent plenty of time with family. It's funny how it takes weeks to get ready for Christmas and it's over so quickly. Now it's on to the New Year. What will it hold? We have some things that are already planned, my nephew's bar mitzvah, a scholarship fund raiser, and some special birthdays, but other then that the year is wide open. I can't wait to see what it brings. What will your new year have in store for you?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Post Before Christmas

I love you all and may this Christmas season be your most joyous. Remember to always be kind to one another and it's not the gift that matters it's the love you have in your heart for your family and friends. To all of you who have lost loved ones remember that as long as they are remembered and you hold them close to your heart they are never truly gone. Peace on Earth and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

I've Been Tagged

Here are the rules if you are tagged:1. Link to the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write six random things about yourself.4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Well I do this every Thursday however, it's Jeanne at www.jeannesager.blogspot.com so here it goes.

1. I hate liver and onions.
2. I don't like blinking lights on Christmas trees.
3. I read books Rosamunde Pilcher.
4. I have never been skiing.
5. I have never read anything by Jane Austen yet.
6. I have never seen A Christmas Story.

I'm tagging....

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fun Weekend

Wow did we ever get some snow :) Poor Ray he's been plowing almost all weekend. We got our tree on Sat. morning. It's pretty. Didn't even take me long to pick it out. Then I went to Theresa and Luke's for cookie making. OK I didn't bake anything but, I did help roll the peanut butter cookies. It was great. They are wonderful people and they have a great family and man oh man do they have a tree. I've never seen a tree so wide in my life. Kudos to Luke for finding it and making it look amazing. Then it was off to Teeny and Russell's for a holiday/engagement/birthday party. It was a blast and I found out my brother-in-law doesn't hate my guts. I had a few glasses of wine and plenty to eat. It was a great night. They have a great tree also. I think Teeny said they secured it better this year as it fell over twice last year. She did a beautiful job decorating their log cabin. I wish them many more holiday's together. We did miss seeing George but, Petey was there and he sure had a fun time.
Not reading that much, watching too many holiday movies. Oh well it's almost a new year, plenty of time for reading then.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I like cheesy, sappy holiday movies
2. I can't wait to hear Chelsie play in the concert tonight
3. I like whiteChristmas lights
4. I didn't send Christmas cards this year (or last)
5. I'm still waiting for snow

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cause It's Been Awhile

Jillian was making cookies with her friend Chase.

Back to Normal

Ray's back to work and feeling fine. I finished my Christmas shopping on Sat. with my mom. Now I just have to wrap it all. We're going to pick out the tree on Friday afternoon. Everything is motoring along as it should. Spent most of Sunday watching cheesy holiday movies. I know I should have been wrapping gifts but, I just didn't feel like. I work better under pressure of getting it all done.
Had dinner and a movie on Friday night with some friends. We saw The Secret Life of Bees at the local theater. It was a great movie. Cat and I shed some tears. I haven't read the book yet. I might have been better prepared if I had.
My house smelled like a Christmas tree last night as I was burning my Christmas wreath candle. I love that smell. I think if we ever do an artificial tree I will have to burn that candle. I just need that smell to feel like it's Christmas. I think part of my problem this year is no snow. Snow just makes it more merry. Say it with me Snow, Snow, Snow we need Snow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Still home

Dennis called this morning and told Ray to stay home since it's raining and damp. He does feel better and is tired of being home. He sounds better, he's not coughing as much. One more day of rest can't hurt.
Talked to Vinny last night. Please pray for his Mom she's got some issues with her lungs and things are looking bad. I'm just glad that they are all together and that Mama can be close to her family. I miss them all terribly.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Still Sick

My poor honey is still sick. He's home under the blankets right now. He just can't get warm and he won't go to the drs. He makes me nuts.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Great Aunt Mayme

The last of my grandfathers siblings and their spouses has died. His sister-in-law my Dad's Aunt Mayme died on Dec 5th. she was 101. May she be restored and reunited with her family that has passed before her.
Poor Ray he's battling quite the cold. He was in bed all morning yesterday and stayed home from work today anyone who knows him knows he just doesn't do that. He just keeps coughing and he can't get warm. He won't take anything either. He's one stubborn man. So him and Beau were in bed when I left this morning. So sad. Beau's not sure what's going on he just knows his daddy doesn't feel well.
I've been reading the Victoria Laurie Psychic Eye mysteries. I'm really having fun with them. They are more serious then the average cozy but not much. I really enjoy the characters. I wish I had a friend like Abby.
Kristie, Chelsie and I went shopping on Sat. to the mall. OMG how I hate crowds. I manage to get a few more people done. Chelsie was cracking me up, she forgets she's there to shop for her mom and keeps pointing out things she wants for herself. Kristie is so much fun to shop for, so easy. I know she will just love everything she gets.
It's been hard for me to get into the holiday swing for a few years now. I just don't enjoy the holidays like I used to. Since meds I've been better but, I still don't really enjoy putting up the tree. But since Ray didn't give me a hard time about putting only white lights and ribbon on the tree last year, I think we will put his cars and trucks on this year. We just have so many ornaments that it's hard to not over load the tree. Last year we tried to get a small tree but, some how once it's home it looks really big. That's the problem with cutting your own tree. In the woods it looks small. Still have to have the grave blankets made. Time is just getting away from me this year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I don't watch Tom Cruise movies
2. Today is a sad day for my Mom's family
3. I like chocolate covered pretzels
4. I have a new gold ring (thanks Alison)
5. I have a new couch (thanks Dad and Janet)

Thanks to our nephew today is a little happier then it usually is. He asked his long time girlfriend to marry him. I'm so happy for them. They are both very sweet people and I wish them many years of happiness.

Tina, I miss you and wish I could see you one more time. It does not get easier to be without you. I think about all the things that have happen in our family since you've been gone and it always feels like something was missing and that's you. I know that people say your never truly gone as long as someone remembers you, in that sense you will never be gone. You are thought about all the time. We talk about you, we laugh and we cry. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart. Miss you.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Kristie, Chelsie and I went to see Twilight on Sat. night. It was fantastic. I read the book however, I didn't like it enough to read New Moon. I felt the same way about the Harry Potter books until I saw the first movie I didn't want to read the books. I like being able to picture the characters as the actors who play them. Like I said it was fantastic and I can't wait to read New Moon ( no pressure Kristie).
Thanksgiving was wonderful. The dinner was amazing and the company was wonderful. Thanks again Kristie and family for taking in the strays. Hope everyone had a wonderful day.