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Tuesday morn

7 Oct

todays agenda: 

walked the trail this morning 

Mickey D’s for a breakfast burrito – my favorite breakfast 

home to iron hubbies clothes  

window guy coming to measure for replacement windows, which we badly need 

painter running late today – Praise God we are almost finished 

meeting later about women’s brunch 

found my planner (whew!  it has all my passwords in it) 

expecting to hear from #2 to compare notes on last nights Heroes episode (that show is starting to get a little too weird)

trip to grocery at some point 

just got a call from Kim, she held the phone so I could hear the ocean, aaahhh, wish I were there too 

 headed to the back porch – quiet time


It’s back!

18 Sep


It was so good to go home and sleep in my bed last night.  I just got a call from one of my office manager’s and we lost a sign in the wind on Sunday.  Also, her mother had a big tree fall and crush in her roof.  She was digging around in her purse and kept pulling over sticks and leaves — but here’s the worst.  She picked up her Bible and there was a baby copperhead coiled underneath it.  YIKES!  Gives me the willies. 

My company superior is here today, continuing the audit.  I think today will be the last day. Everything is going smoothly, just another thing to deal with.  Maggie, I am throwing my hands up on this one 😀

Hanging in there – tomorrow’s Friday!!!!!!!!   

There’s got to be a (Monday) morning after…….

15 Sep

this weekend!

Oh does my body ever ache today.  It all began on Friday…….

watching the progression of Ike.  Seeing Texas getting pummelled and being so sorry for the ones who refused to evacuate. The crawler on the television said, “at risk of death”, or something like that.  Yet, they stayed. 

Then, happiness, my guys came home this weekend.  In my attempt to make coming home on the weekend special, I had roast beef, carrots and potatoes and a chocolate cake made for them. (I am not at all above a culinary bribe) 

They went with dad, uncle and cousin to football game. When they got back Nick and I watched our fav – “House”. 

Saturday morning, chair set up at the church. 

 Saturday afternoon – colleges boy’s laundry.  (the older one did his before he came home )

Saturday evening, dinner to celebrate in-law’s 61st wedding anniversary. After that, everyone at my house to watch football.  (I really don’t like football)

 My newest little nephew was there, so he and I went to the bedroom away from the noise and played. 

Sunday morning—-ouch, back hurts, can’t hardly sit up.  Spent the morning laying on heat pad until the wind started.  And DID the wind start…….I looked outside and things were blowing EVERYWHERE.  The lid to my hot tub was bouncing up and down, chairs were blown over and sliding all over, chairs were blown off the porch, plants turned over, the cat ran across the yard, scared to bits and Nick got him and brought him in.  It sounded and felt like the windows were going to blow in.  I thought, oh no, not another tornado! 

This went on until about 1:00 or so then, boom—–no power!  Still, no power.  Don’t know when we’re going to have power. 

We sure don’t realize how dependent we are on electricity until we don’t have it. When I go home from work today, I will have to empty the fridge and very possibly the freezer (yuck) – I ate a little lukewarm yogurt for breakfast this morning (yuck,yuck).  No power means, no tv, no computer, no light (once it got dark, couldn’t even read), This morning, no iron, no hair dryer, no closet light, etc., etc., etc.   OH NO, I just heard that they may have to shut down the county water for a while…………….what’s next!

All this on a Monday morning!!!!  I surely do hope the chiropractor has power because I really need an adjustment.

update:  yes the water is turned off and no the chiropractor didn’t have power so no adjustment – looks like we’ll be spending the night with mom, thank God for mom!




Mission organization……..of sorts

30 May


Like Wet Granola, I am in organization mode.  My College Boy is home with all the stuff that went there with him.  The Graduate, who has been ruling the roost since College Boy left, has made the living room his domain.  This means that I have guitar, drums, amps, clothes, a tv, duffle bag, laundry, bed linens, sports equipment (need I go on?) all in my living room. 

It’s time to make a change and since I am not scheduled for an episode of Mission Organization anytime soon, I’ll have to do it myself.  These adventures do tend to get worse before they get better, but I made considerable strides on Wednesday (at least until I killed my toe—-turning blacker each day, turning black up on my foot now, but that’s a whole other story). 

Anyway, any organization tips are appreciated and probably beneficial to others as well.  So ladies,  bring out your tried and true and give us the benefit of your experience.  Perhaps a book, a website, something your mother taught you….(Note:  the pictures above are NOT my closets—I just wish!)


Isn’t this just how it is?????

31 Jan
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less


Enough of that stuff . . . The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.

The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

HaHaHaHaHaHa       🙂
Just had to pass this on.  I hope it made somebody smile.


30 Jan

Whoooosh!!  Did you hear that.  We have just had massive wind going on here.  GEeze, scarey.  Three alarm blasts.  (pulse going a little faster)

It blew the doors to the front of my office open and it sounded like hail was hitting the glass.  The siding was rattling and the building was shaking.

We developed a contingency plan.  If it got worse, we were all going to gather in the bathroom.  There are the most walls separating from the outside there.  All of us………one little bitty bathroom.

After a brief, but intense moment, it left as quickly as it came.

Going home now to crawl under the bed.



20 Jul

Hubbie dear rented a movie this week to watch one night while I was at VBS.  …..He actually watched it THREE times.  The title is Peaceful Warrior.  If you haven’t seen it, it is truly inspirational.  It has caused me to open my eyes about how I live and how I meet my obstacles.  It did not receive great reviews from the critics (C+ or B-), but then again there is no blantant sex, no nudity, no violence, very little, if any language.  The comments I saw from the Christian community gave it an A.  If you get a chance, this is a movie you could watch with the kids.