Thursday, December 28, 2006

Switching to New Blogger

I just had to switch over to New Blogger because I want to contribute to another blog on weight loss. Besides, who wants to be known as the old Blogger!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this blog. I hope yours was as nice as mine. We slept in this morning until 6:30 am. (That's sleeping in when you are used to getting up at 4:30 am.) Darling Hubby and I went downstairs and had coffee and read our newspapers until 8:00 am and then woke our two daughters that still live with us. We had fun opening our presents which included some very wonderful homemade presents from our two older daughters that live so far away. I love the tiles with pictures of our darling grandchildren decopaged on them and the beautiful calendar with pictures of our grandchildren in Alaska.

Darling daughter number 3 made me a beautiful necklace and darling daughter number 4 bought me a wonderful book I asked for. Wonderful husband bought me a diamond ring. Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

This afternoon we drove to my sister-in-laws house for Christmas dinner and to spend time with the rest of the family including my 93 year old mother-in-law. We had a wonderful day.

Tomorrow I'm off to Weightwatchers to join once again!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Vacation, Pedicures and Frankie Valli

Today was my last work day before a 16 day vacation. Lord, I'm so thankful school is over until January 8th. We had our Christmas breakfast with all the bus drivers this morning after our morning runs. It was really a lot of fun. Everybody brought a dish and we exchanged presents with the person who's name we drew at Thanksgiving. We got a nice increase in our paycheck with a 5% retroactive payraise back to July. It will make Christmas a little nicer.

My secret Santa at work gave me a candle, a desk calendar of Italy and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons-"Back to the Diner." To those of you under 40, you probably don't know who this group is, but to us over 50 crowd they were the popular band before the Beatles. I love their music. I'm listening to it right now as I write this. My darling hubby is taking me to see "Jersey Boys", the Broadway show based on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, in March. I can't wait.

Oh yeah, the pedicure. I decided to treat myself to a pedicure and a full set of nails. It was worth every penny as I got a massage from the chair I was sitting in while my feet were pampered to the max. Then I got my nails done in a pretty ruby slipper red and had pretty snowflakes painted on my ring fingers. So I am ready for Christmas. I hope all of you are, too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas Decorations

My darling hubby works so hard to put up Christmas decorations in our yard every year. He is Clark Griswold from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Every year he spends about a week putting all the lights on the house and the manger scene with Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Wise Men, Shepards and the animals. Also assorted angels, snow men and deer. He loves doing this and all the neighbors appreciate it.

The only problem is the wiring in our house. The first rain we have, it trips the circuit breakers and we can't light the lights. Not only that, but this morning I went out to find that we had a big wind storm along with the rain and the manger came crashing down on the holy family and the cross was snapped in half. Every sign in the yard was torn down. If I didn't know better, I would think that vandals had done it. I guess we will go out this morning as soon as it's light and set up the display once more.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pre-Holiday Excitement

I have two days left at work before I get a week off for Thanksgiving. All the kids on my bus are getting antsy and so am I. I'm sitting here composing this as I listen to Steven Curtis Chapman singing Christmas carols. I love this time of year. Getting together with family we don't see very often. Being in the kitchen and baking sweet, good things that smell so good. Listening to Christmas carols and watching the Charlie Brown specials on tv. Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and watching Miracle on 34th St.(the orginal with Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn.) It's just the best.

Darling hubby is chomping at the bit to put up the Christmas decorations. He started checking his light strings the other night. At this rate we will have everything done before Thanksgiving. I love the little stable on the front lawn with Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus. Hopefully, when people see it, it makes them think of the real reason for the season and all the joy that goes with it.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Where does the time go?

I can't believe that it's been well over a month since I posted to this blog. It's not that I didn't have anything to say but more like to many things to do.

My darling daughters and 1 son-in-law and 4 grandchildren came to visit from the end of September to the middle of October. We had so much fun with them and it was exhausting, too! My grandchildren are the cutest in the world! Now I'm sure you would say the same about yours and you are entitled to your opinon but, mine are really special.

I took all four daughters and two granddaughters to tea at Something Cherished in Antioch. They had so much fun trying on all the hats and drinking their chocolate milk out of real teacups. We adults enjoyed the tea party, too. After tea, we went out to Black Diamond Mine Regional Park, stripped off our party clothes in the van and put on our grubby jeans and shirts to go on a long hike and hunt for letterboxes. We found 6 of the 7 that are in the park. Can't tell you where 'cause it's a secret but it was wonderful exercise and great boxes. Well worth the trip. While we were there, Darling Hubby took Darling Son-in-law and darling grandsons to play minature golf. We got great pictures and some day I'm going to learn how to put them on here. You will just have to use your imagination for now.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

More Adventures of Letterboxing

Darling daughter number two is visiting from Alaska for a few weeks and is big into letterboxing. Shall I dare say OBSESSED! I think she's rubbing off on me. We spent the whole day today in Oakland letterboxing. We found thirteen. All were beautiful carvings and logbooks. It was good to be out in the fresh air at a beautiful park you would never even know is there. We met Lisa and Robb there and it was great to make new friends. I also got plenty of exercise today with all the walking we did. I'm looking forward to finding more letterboxes.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Vacation Season is Almost Over

I just got back from my family reunion in Michigan. I flew to Nashville and then the very next day, drove with my daughter and two adorable grandchildren to Michigan. It was a 14 hour trip, but the grandbabies did great! This grandma did pretty good, too.

We stayed at my dad's house when we got to Michigan and I was able to spend time with my brother and sister, too. We took the grandbabies fishing and Munchkin caught the biggest fish. It was a 14 inch rainbow trout. Afterwards, she and Little Man fed a calf that was wandering around the yard at the trout pond. They got a big kick out of it and I took lots of pictures.

The family reunion was a little small this year, but everyone enjoyed themselves and it was great to reconnect with two of my favorite aunts, Aunt Ruth and Aunt Leobelle. The day after the reunion we took a trip to Mackinaw Island. It's so much fun up there and so pretty too. We found two letterboxes on the island, The Grand Hotel, and the Somewhere In Time. That was all we had time for because everybody was pretty tired out. I bought and ice cream cone for the grandbabies to share and it was the most humongus cone I've ever seen. The ice cream completely covered Munchkins face when she held it out in front of her so I could take a picture!

We spent the night in Mackinaw City and then the next day we found another letterbox, Mi-Cat, in Mackinaw City. We drove back to my dad's house and spent our last night there. Tuesday we drove back to Nashville and Wednesday I got on a plane to come back home. I had a wonderful time, but it felt so good to sleep in my own bed when I got home.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Disneyland Isn't for Sissies!

We just got back from our long awaited vacation to Disneyland. I think we picked the hottest week of the summer to go. It was 114 in Vacaville when we left and it was 99 with 67% humidity in Anaheim. It's about a seven hour drive from our house, done with the windows rolled up, the air conditioner blasting and the gas blowing out the tail pipe!

When we got there we checked into our hotel and went to Downtown Disney to have dinner at Naples. We had very expensive nasty tasting pizza. The highlight of that night was getting to listen to Drew Tretick, www.drewtretick.com . He is an amazing musician that plays the electric violin.

On Monday we drove to San Diego to go to Sea World. Hot and steamy again. We also got rained on at one of the shows. Mike wanted to leave the show, but I didn't want to because we were going to get wet whether we were inside or outside the stadium. We went out to El Cajon to have dinner with my sister and brother-in-law and had a really nice visit with them. We didn't get back to our hotel until midnight.

Tuesday we slept in a little and then went to California Adventure Park. We were standing in line to ride Soarin Over California, when suddenly my back went into spasms. We rode the ride but by the time we were done I was in extreme pain. I left my family to enjoy the park and went back to the hotel and took a muscle relaxer. It knocked me out and I slept most of the day.

Wednesday and Thursday I was able to go to Disneyland with my family even though I was still sore. We did lots of walking and had a great time. I told my DH that I think this should be our last trip to Disneyland. I have never worked so hard having a good time in my life. I think we need to stick to winery tours!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Italy on my Mind!

My darling hubby and I have always talked about taking a wonderful trip when we have been married 25 years. About a month ago we were discussing the fact that we will be married 10 years this coming March. I suddenly looked at him and said, "Do you realize when we've been married 25 years, that you will be 75 and I will be 70?" "We might not feel like taking a big trip at that age!" Well we got right on it and got creative with our money and we are going to Italy next summer. I know it's a long time until next June, but I am so excited and thrilled about even the planning that I'm almost beside myself.

We've been looking at the possiblities of this trip, from planning everything ourselves and going independantly, or going on an organized tour. Our biggest fear of going independantly is that we will spend too much time each day with the "what do you want to do syndrome". We are starting to think that we are probably the organized tour kind of people. We've been researching different tour companies like, Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, Insight tours, Globus tours, and Trafalger. The one we would really like to take is Rick Steves, but we just can't afford that one. I think we will be booking through AAA and going on an Insight tour. They cover a lot of stuff. Just thinking about seeing the Sistine Chapel, Michaelangelo's David and the Pieta, Florence and Venice gives me the chills.

I also bought a language program in Italian and DH and I plan on learning as much of the language as we can before we go. I'll keep you updated on everything as we go along.
Arrivederci!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Bart Experience

The other day we were planning to take a trip to the San Francisco Airport to pick up our youngest daughter from her 10 day trip to Alaska. I told darling hubby that we should look up the Bart schedule and drive part way to a Bart station and take it the rest of the way. I got online and low and behold, it was a Spare the Air day and it was free to ride Bart all day. Whoopee, it would save us a lot of gas and time so off we went.

We took our other darling daughter with us and left about 3:00pm. We drove to the Bart Station in El Cerrito Del Norte and parked the car in the first available parking spot. Everybody else must have heard about the free ride because the parking lot was full. We waited about 5 minutes for the Bart train we wanted to take and hopped on with a lot of other people. We took a seat and had a pleasant time in a clean environment (no eating or drinking allowed) and found ourselves at the Powell Street station in about 15 to 20 minutes. We got off there because there is a big shopping mall. We stayed long enough to buy some Crocs (ugly shoes) for all three of us and have dinner at Panda Express. Then we hopped back on to the Bart and took it all the way to the San Francisco Airport stop, where we transferred to the Air train (monorail) that took us right to the terminal.

We arrived at the terminal about an hour before Ally was due to come in, so we took a seat in the diner with a view out the window to watch for her plane. She arrived safely and right on time. After all that time in the air, I thought she might be crabby about taking Bart home, but she was quite happy about it.

Going home was pretty uneventful, except the trains were crowded because it was late and everyone was headed home. You can bring your bicycles on Bart too, which can be a hassle when the trains are crowded. We had a couple of obnoxious Berkley college boys on the train with us with their bicycles and when we were transferring to another train this kid almost ran me down with his bike and said, "Are you going to let me get on first!" He cut me off and I made sure he heard me say, "Of course, young men should always go before women!" He did have the grace to blush and say, "Sorry".

Monday, June 19, 2006

Playing my first round of Golf!

Well, this morning my darling hubby rolled me out of bed at 6:15 am to go play golf. We decided not to keep score after we lost the pencils on the second tee. It was a beautiful morning and because it was so early we didn't have a lot of heat. We walked the 9 holes and pulled our bags on rolling carts. Some holes we picked our balls up and walked on to the next hole because we had so many strokes. The seventh hole, I lost my ball. We looked everywhere but it was not to be found. The eighth hole I hit the ball from the tee to within 15 yards of the green. I was so excited. I may not be a good golfer but I'm having fun trying a new sport. It was great exercise and I really enjoyed the morning.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Letterboxing

For those of you that don't know, letterboxing is a fun sport. It's like a treasure hunt with lots of exercise. One of my darling daughters and I went on a letterboxing hike today. Since I am forbidden from divulging clues on this blog, I won't tell you exactly where we went.

First you have to go to letterboxing.org or atlasquest.com for clues to a particular letterbox that you want to find. A letter box is a waterproof box that someone has hidden with a log book and hand carved stamp inside. You have to make your own hand carved stamp and log book and when you find a letterbox, you stamp your hand carved stamp into their log book and their hand carved stamp in your log book. I'm afraid that I am not conveying the excitement of letterboxing because of the way I'm explaining it. Let me tell you that it's a great journey to the destination.

My darling daughter and I started after our first letterbox today and quickly found out that we should have brought gloves and a long stick. We didn't find the first letterbox because we had to cross a water filled ditch that we very nearly fell into and then had to reach into bushes that were very scratchy. After laughing so hard at each other that we almost wet our pants, we decided to give up on that one. The second one, after a lot of walking, we did find, but I was a little more leary of sticking my hand into the spot where I pulled out the box. It occurred to me that there might be a snake in there. So make sure you bring gloves and a stick on your letterboxing outings. We were thrilled that we found the box and it had a great carved stamp in it. We also had a great walking workout of about 3 miles. We're going to look for more letterboxes tomorrow after I play my first round of golf ever. I'll let you know how that goes!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Graduation was Bittersweet

Ally graduated Saturday morning from high school. It's so amazing that our baby is all grown up. She has become a very poised young lady. It's hard to think of the last child being old enough to graduate. Our empty nest is coming soon.

We had Ally's graduation party yesterday in our back yard. Between 40 and 50 people were here. Ally was very good about greeting everyone. Even though a lot of her friends came, she didn't forget to say hello to the adults that were here and make them comfortable. I had to laugh when I heard her asking people if they wanted her to get them anything. She made me proud, too. Soon she will be off to the Airline Acadamy in Daytona Beach for flight attendant school.

Good luck, baby, spread your wings and fly!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Vacation!!!!

Yesterday was my first full day of vacation. I actually slept in until 5:30 am! I love the early morning time when the birds are singing and everybody else is still sleeping. I can have my quiet time and have my coffee and newspaper before everybody else wakes up.

I had to have Ally at school at 8:00 am for graduation practice , so after I dropped her off, I called my girlfriend, Donna, and took her out to breakfast. Then we headed to Fairfield to a quilt shop, where I signed up for the quilt block of the month club. I've never made a quilt in my life, so it's time I started. After we visited another quilt shop and a scrapbook store, I dropped her off and picked up Ally. The two of us finished the food shopping for her party and then I got to come home and watch Oprah and Dr. Phil. I met my husband at the door when he came home from work with the question, "Where are you taking me for dinner because the fridge is full and we don't have any room to store leftovers. Chinese was really good last night.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, when I got home from my play day, there was a messege on my answering machine from my boss asking me to come to work. I'm still laughing about that one!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Bicycles Part 2

My darling daughter Kim, looked up a cycling club for me since I got my new bike. I looked at their web site tonight and then I called Kim. "Darling daughter, "I said. "Are you trying to kill me!" All of their rides are about 45 miles in length! Now I don't know about you, but after my last little ride of 2.5 miles, I could hardly sit down for the next couple of days. She actually contacted them because she says I need to take a class in bike maintenance. She's right, because the first flat I get, I will stop riding my bike for the next year while I try to find the time to have it fixed. I really do like riding my bike. It's just hard to find the motivation after working 8-10 hours a day. Oh well, that excuse is almost invalid, since I only have 6 more days to work until summer break. Whoo Hoo!!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sorry Karen!

I just realized that I picked the same template as my darling daughter's. Sorry Karen, I didn't do it on purpose. I was looking for one that would give me bigger print, since I got a call from Grandpa that he couldn't read it because my print was too small. I wondered why I liked the color so much!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

New Exercise Challange

I sent my bike with my husband to the local bike shop to have some maintanace done on it. Hubby took his bike too, since we decided we would start riding again. When we went to pick up the bikes, the guy at the store said to me, "I thought you would be 5'2"!" I asked him why he thought that. (I'm 5'9") He said that the bike I have is way to small for me. No wonder I was hitting my chest with my knees!

Now I am the proud owner of a K2 Big Easy Deuce. It has 21 speeds and nice v-brakes and a u-shaped handlebar. I like it because it also has a wide seat for my wide rear. I intend to ride it to work since I only live 2.5 miles from work. I had a headlight and taillight put on it for that purpose since I leave for work about 5:30 am every day. Speaking of that headlight, I have to say the salesman was a little condescending about my age. He pointed out a headlight with a rechargable battery, and then said I wouldn't want that one. He then tried to sell me a headlight that I would have to buy lots of batteries to keep replacing them. I asked him why I wouldn't want the rechargeable battery and he said I probably wouldn't know how to recharge it!
I told him, I wasn't a dinosaur, I could read, and I actually had a cell phone that I charged every couple of days , so I thought I could figure it out. (There goes Ruth again. Actually I said all that with a smile on my face even if my teeth were gritting.) I also told him I would be back in six months for the spandex!

I actually rode my bike to work yesterday. It took me longer to get ready to ride it, then the actual ride to work. I had to find my backpack (which hubby threw away when the dog got sick on it). So I had to find another backpack, pack my water bottle, my book, my purse, the bike lock, and my keys. So now I have a 40lb sack on my back. Gotta get the gloves on and the helmet. I started on my ride and found out that, oh my gosh, most of the ride to work is downhill! It took me 15 minutes to get ready for the ride and 5 minutes to get there. I got out on Browns Valley Road and found out just how fast those cars are going. I started to pick up speed going down hill and started to try to brake slowly. Now remember that I am from the generation that had coaster brakes on their bikes. Just press backwards on the pedals to slow down or stop. So I'm pressing backwards on the pedals to slow down and nothing is happening, except that I'm going faster and my front wheel is starting to wobble a little because I'm panicking. I'm thinking at any minute I'm going to fall under one of these speeding cars and I'm going to be very big road kill! Just as disaster seems imminent, I remembered the hand brakes. I managed to squeeze gently even in my state of panic, because I did remember it is not good to go flying over the handlebars. I made it in one piece to work and I will save the telling of the long uphill bike ride home for another day.

Monday, May 08, 2006

It's My Birthday!!

Hey it's my birthday! I've attained the age of 54. Someone asked me today if I felt okay. I told them I felt wonderful. I woke up this morning and I was still breathing! Some days I really feel old---maybe even older than I am. When I walk down the stairs in the morning, you can hear my knees crunching with every step. My knees don't really hurt, they just have sound effects now.

I've never had a problem telling people my age. Maybe it's because when people guess, they always think I'm older. Now I tell them before they open their mouth and insult me. If they think I'm lying, then it's their problem.

As I get older, I just thank God for every day that he gives me. He's been so generous with the time He's given me on this earth. I hope He blesses me with a much longer life. I still have lots of things I want to do here and I'd like to see my grandchildren grow up.

But if you call, and I'm not here, don't think I'm pushing up daisies just yet. I'm probably at the golf course working on my putting, chipping and pitching!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Friends

I've decided that the older I get, the more important my friends are to me. A true friend will be with you through thick and thin. They are there for all the important moments of your life and all the trivial moments, too.

Since I joined the Red Hat Society, there have been days when I was aggravated by my new friends. But I've discovered that maybe it was because I was trying to be too much in control as queen of the group. The last couple of months I feel like I've relaxed my grip and you know what, I'm starting to have fun. The ladies in my group are intelligent, funny women who want to have a good time. They are helping me to laugh and learn how to play. Sometimes we forget that!

Today we went on a picnic to the Napa Iris Gardens. It was a beautiful sunshiny day and the flowers, although not all in bloom, were magnificent. I bought three pots to bring home. One is a deep purple iris and I had to get it because it's name was Megan Elizabeth. (One of my daughters names) I got a pretty peach one that is named after one of my nieces, Jamie Lynn, and a beautiful pink iris that reminded me of Allison.

After the Iris Gardens, we drove back to Vacaville and went to Joanne Fabrics to buy fabric to make Santa Sacks. These are sacks that many red hat groups are making to give to a church in Sacramento that will fill them with goodies to send to the troops in Iraq at Christmas this year. We had a great time looking at all the fabric and buying many yards to make as many sacks as we can. I know the Red Hat Society's motto is "It's all about me!" but you can only think of yourself so much before you become so self-centered that it makes you an ugly person. We want to stay charming, so it's time to do a little service project for a worthy cause. We'll get together again on May 24th to sew the sacks. Isn't it great to have friends!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Vacation

I've been off all this week on my Easter vacation and it's been a really mixed bag. Monday our youngest daughter had all four of her wisdom teeth pulled, so Monday and Tuesday were pretty much spent nursing her. She's feeling a lot better now, thank the Lord. Tuesday afternoon she couldn't sit still anymore in the house so we went to see Ice Age 2. It was a pretty cute little movie.

Thursday I went out to breakfast at Babs Diner with my Red Hat Roses, and then we went to Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory for a tour. I was very impressed with Mrs. Grossman. She is a Christian and runs her company on Christian principles. She says she knows she's doing a good job when her employees tell her they love their jobs. She lets her employees bring their dogs to work and she treats them very well. She also does a lot of charity work by giving stickers to hospitals for sick children. I also noticed when we went into their break room to get sodas that she hires developmentally disabled people. They were so great and you could tell they loved their jobs. Praise the Lord for people like her.

I've been busy the last day or so with cutting out and mounting rubber stamps that I bought from stamping up. I'm going to make my Christmas cards this year so I have to get started now! Today whenever the daughters rise from the dead, we are going to go shopping for the youngest assoriories for the prom. She already has her dress, but needs all the things that go under it as well as a purse and jewelery.

Tomorrow we will go to church and celebrate our Lord's resurrection. I'm so glad that Jesus loved me enough to die for my sins, rise from the dead and go to prepare a place for me in Heaven.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It is now April 11th and it's STILL RAINING! Our little bit of sunshine, was just that. It has been raining here all day and they said we will be getting 2-4 inches out of this storm. It is making people very crabby, including me.

My friend, Donna is coming over tomorrow to scrapbook with me. On Thursday my red hat group, The Red Hat Roses of Vacaville, are going to Mrs. Grossman's Sticker factory for a tour. I don't care if it's raining and if everybody cancels, I'm still going. Staying in this house is driving me crazy!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sunshine at last!!!

We have had the most miserable weather. We had 20 days of rain in the month of March and today was the first day without rain in April. Mike made the comment yesterday that I really needed some sun because I was really crabby.

The sun came out today and it was beautiful most of the day. It felt like I had a weight lifted off my shoulders. I could actually breathe better and my mood was very light. Every chance I got, I lifted my face to the sun and took a little mind vacation to Hawaii. It was wonderful. Of course, enjoying all this sunshine, I had to fall off my bus this afternoon and sprain my ankle! Luckily, it's not badly sprained. It just hurt like heck when I did it. Ice and ibuprofen worked wonders. Just in time for work tomorrow and more rain in the forecast.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Why can't I do the things I know are right?

I'm having a Saint Paul kind of day! The kind where he says he knows what he should do but doesn't do it. I'm reading the Sugar Solution while I eat chocolate chips. Is there irony in there someplace?I know all the things I need to do to stay healthy. Why don't I do them? I know I should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, eat lots of fiber, fruit, and vegetables and a little protein and dairy. Leave the refined sugars alone. That's it in a nutshell. So why can't I get motivated to change what I'm doing? Am I waiting for a heart attack or stroke that I think I'll somehow survive? Maybe I'd like to have diabetes!

Is anybody out there that would like to help me get motivated and accountable? I'll take suggestions please!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Sugar Solution

I am going to try out a new diet. It is based on the glycemic index of foods. Everything I've been reading in this book is striking a chord with me. On the front of the book are phrases like, Memory lapses? Mood swings? Weight Issues? Mental fuzziness? All of these apply to me. Especially the memory lapses and mental fuzziness! I think I must be insulin resistant. Hopefully the tips in this book will turn things around for me.

Maybe mental fuzziness was my excuse for almost knocking myself out today. I was unloading a wheelchair from my bus and it was pouring down rain. I had my hood from my jacket on and it was in my eyes. I know I have to duck when I go out the lift door, but today for some reason, I didn't duck enough. I hit the top of my head squarely on the top of the lift door. Yow that hurt! I think I said "Dad burn it." I hope that was all I said! I literally saw stars. My head is still sore tonight.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

My Darling Husband

Today I was the envy of every woman that I work with. This afternoon the flower delivery man showed up at work. We are all interested when this happens because we want to know who the lucky person is. Today was my day! The flower man had not one, but two dozen long stemmed, assorted color roses for me. Yesterday was our anniversary, but the flowers didn't get delivered until today. I actually liked it this way because it was totally unexpected and joyfully accepted. Thanks honey for putting a smile on my face all afternoon!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I love my weekends, but I especially love Sunday afternoons. The lazier the better. I get ready for the coming week on Saturday, by doing the laundry, the grocery shopping and the cleaning, and then Sundays are mine. After church and a quick dinner, I have the rest of the afternoon to do what I want.
Sometimes I work on my scrapbooks, or read or watch a movie on TV. Once in a while, I get a cooking bug and cook a bunch of meals that I can re-heat during the week. It makes my life easier during the work week if I do that.
I still have two daughters at home, so sometimes we go to a movie, but I really do like my Sundays quiet. It's the day of the week that I can meditate and solve problems.