Wednesday, November 23, 2011


6 of my 8 turkeys (grandies)are coming for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  Parents are also invited! 4 of them…that makes 12 of us altogether!

For this I am grateful, well actually we will report on that after tomorrow LOL.  I am sure it will be CRAZY.  Since my home is an OPEN area, I will be setting up an extra TURKEYS table for the 6 adorable turkey’s in the great room LOL.  It will be fun!

I am so grateful for my children, my husband, my friends, all of my extended family!

I am so grateful for a kind and lovingly Heavenly Father who watches over me each and every day and keeps us all safe in this crazy world.

Please say a special prayer for my granddaughter Madison.  june2011a 155 2 of her close and I say VERY close friends, Makayla Kee Woods who has spent tons of sleepovers at Madi’s home was a victim of the shooting in Pleasant Garden’s NC.  SO horrible.  Madi is so distraught and needs your prayers.



And last but not least…I am grateful for my blogger village friends.

Have a SAFE Thanksgiving should you travel.

lot’s of love…..1105111653a


Friday, November 11, 2011


You just have to appreciate this one.  Young people forget that we old people had a career before we retired......

this picture of Charley did not copy.  It was from an e-mail that was circulating…

Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies.
   One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.
   "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome."
   "Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."
   "Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear.  
   “Yes sir, I understand your concern and I’ll try harder.
   Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment, It's odd though your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning so late and so often?"
   The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled.
   He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, "They usually saluted and said, Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?”


One of my favorite stories!  I got this story through an e-mail and even if it is not true it seems like it should be!

sorry that the pictures did not copy!


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THANK YOU BOB for your service to your country so that I could be safe.  Thank you for coming home.  I know that so many you fought with did not.  Thank you for being so brave, even though you were a very young  scared 18-19-20 year old boy.

I am PROUD to be your wife!

love forever and always…me

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Anything but…..

Yeah, anything but that monster face staring at you when you open up this post!

I didn’t receive any pictures except this one of the “little rascals” for Halloween, it shows their true characters LOL I love that Ryan was a hotdog!

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I honestly don’t know what is on that plate and I forgot to ask…but whatever it is…it looks really gross!, I think the  eye glasses were just a part of the party they attended and not part of their costumes…lol




1500 miles away Brooklyn dressed like this, a “bat princess”brooklyn halloween

where are the days of the “Little Mermaid”???????






then there was a cute little lady bug

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halloween 2011a 002 a dragon


and a……I really don’t know what he was….I am just not into the “new stuff” I guess.  halloween 2011a 003  Plus…Halloween is for kids right?

I didn’t mention I went to Palm Springs a couple of weekends ago.  We went with some friends who has a son playing college football.  He is very good and has had numerous offerings from colleges for full scholarship rides.  Now he has to decided which one to take.

It was a very quick weekend, we drove.  It was a 6 or 7 hour ride.  We stayed in a nice resort timeshare place in Palm Springs.


You can tell I was relaxing.  The background was like a postcard honestly, and the weather was perfect.

You think of Palm Springs and you think of the 70’s and Bob Hope Classic golf tournament and all the movie stars because even though it was the desert that is where they hung out.  It was the “Hot” place to be and be seen. DSCN8383 Yes there are lots of palm trees. and lots of windmills out in the desert which pictures I took with my little camera and a moving pace of 80 MPH.  When you are not the driver….it is hard to say “STOP” I want a picture of the windmills!  Many people don’t understand my obsession with the camera.


These windmills are so big and they look like some kind of a space ship when you get real close.  They are incredible.




This is my friend and her son.












This is the house that Elvis and Pricilla Presley had there honeymoon in!  It says so right on this plaque in front of the house!  I even walked right up to the front door..and took a picture.  We didn’t knock because someone lives in the house and they are not anyone famous.  It is just an ordinary house at the end of a cul-de-sac.DSCN8425

(cul-de-sac a street, lane, etc., closed at one end; blind alley; dead-end street.)

In it’s day…It must have been a very expensive and beautiful home!  Just think…Elvis was here!


That was pretty much our tour of Palm Springs, we had to get home and our driver wasn’t into sight seeing….lol but like I said, there were lot’s of Palm Trees in Palm Springs!  An Oasis in the middle of the desert in CA!

And on another note…Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple of weeks!  I look forward to the 4 day weekend.  Not so much the cooking and clean-up of dinner but the 4 days off of my regular work routine!


I am sure I will do a little something on how thankful I am…because I really am…. Thankful