Friday, November 30, 2007


Roy and I had a quiet Thanksgiving at home. Since both girls live so far away, they weren't able to come home. We did, however, get to talk to both of them when they called home to find out how to fix various parts of their own Thanksgiving dinners. I was kind of glad I didn't do a better job of teaching them the skills of cooking!

Thanksgiving was a bit strange, too! For some strange reason I woke up in the mood to CLEAN...which I can assure you is extremely RARE! So...while Roy cooked, I cleaned and did laundry...all day long in fact! It is perhaps a sign that the world will be coming to an end soon.

We had a fund-raising concert at our church last night. They let me run a $5,000 video camera. I thought that was incredibly brave of them!!!!!

Trying to get Christmas packages in the mail today. Some days that goes quickly...some days I really have to push myself to "do what needs to be done."

I am seriously considering trading Sable (one of indoor dogs) in on a new model. Her latest "thing" is to climb into the cat's litter the cat poop...and then regurgitate it in strategic places in the house, thereby filling the room with such a lovely fragrance...NOT!!!!

And now I'm off to the salt mines!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Cleaning is such a depressing activity!!! You clean one thing and during the cleaning of that one thing, you see 3 OTHER things that need to be cleaned. There's never an end to it!

And what, you might ask, led me to this conclusion...well, I'll tell you.

Roy and I purchased a new mattress and box springs, so it was out with the old...and CLEAN...before it is "in with the new." We had a lovely multi-year accumulation of dirt under the bed...and several generations of dust bunnies. Well cleaning that led to cleaning the books on the bookshelf beside the bed...and the layer of dirt nesting in the outside curve of the pages...which led to cleaning out the "reading tub" in the bathroom and putting the old Guideposts and Reader's Digests in the bottom part of the bookshelf...and...and...and. I'M POOPED!!!!!! At least, though, one wall of my bedroom has been "spring cleaned"...even if it is November!

Good news...Jelly Bean (our Golden Retriever who had a stroke this past weekend) started eating again today!

sneezies and aches to all...oh wait...that's just me!
huggies and lovies to y'alls!

Monday, November 12, 2007


WOW...busy day, today. It started 7:30 ish and just slowed down a few minutes ago.

This was one of those good news/bad news days. First the good news. We finally decided there wasn't going to be any such thing as a specific mattress that was the "best," so I "bit the bullet" and bought one. I spent quite a while reading stuff about mattresses online. In fact, I went so far as to join the online "Consumer Reports." But what did I find when I logged in????? I found out they haven't rated mattresses! (sigh) They did have some basic "mattress hunting" tips, but that was all. Who knows if I chose a good one or not...time will tell.

I mentioned yesterday that one of our Golden Retrievers had had a major attack of arthritis. She was better this morning, but we took her to the vet anyway. He looked into her eyes for a few seconds and told us that she had a stroke. He said there's nothing he can do for it, but dogs usually "regroup" and do ok after them. What made me incredibly sad, though, was that when we arrived at the vet's office, there was a lady there holding a little white poodle that was really shaking. She said she had returned from the grocery store to find the dog going around and around in circles. As we were leaving I asked the girl behind the desk how the little white dog was. She said it had had a major stroke and had to be put to sleep. The woman said she'd had the dog for 17 years. Such a sad thing.

Later tonight, after we bought the mattress, we went to PETCO and bought some steps so Burton can get up on the couch by himself. Sable was eyeing them mighty intently, too, so I think I'll move them away from the couch when I go to bed. While I was there I just had to buy a couple of treats for our doggies.

Please keep my cousin, Ron, in your prayers. He and wife are heading to MD Anderson cancer center tomorrow to have tests run on the 6-inch tumor that was just discovered in his pelvic area. Prayers would also be appreciated for my aunt (his 85+ year old mom who depends heavily on him.)

And now it's time to bid you adieu. I have my Bible Study class in the morning so have to get up at a decent hour.

love and hugzzzzzzzzzz to all!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I think I sound like a broken record, but WHERE THE HECK IS THE TIME GOING???? This fall is going by in a blur.

First of all, a big thank you to any veterans who wander by this way.

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Prayers of thanksgiving are in order...Alyson is settled in Seattle and has a part time job, and Roy has returned safely from helping her move. He was gone for 12 days. His energy and stamina always amaze me.

The leaves are beginning to change, and there are some really pretty trees around. I love it when there are batches of colored leaves in the midst of the green ones.

I counted the money for our church's pumpkin patch again this year. It's always a fun time. This year, on the 31st, our high school youth offered "trunk or treat" for the neighborhood children. They parked their cars around the parking lot...opened up the trunks or hatch backs...and handed out candy. Several adults participated, too. Most of the youth had on costumes, and several of the adults had decorated the backs of their vans. The little kids had a great time. It was amazing how quickly we went through candy. Had to send folks to the store for refills several times.

One of our Golden Retrievers has had a severe attack of arthritis. Will have to take her to the vet first thing in the morning for a steroid shot.

We don't have any special plans for Thanksgiving. This will be the first year in the span of the past 28 when we haven't had at least one kiddo with us. Roy is still planning on cooking a turkey...that's his specialty. That should keep us in meals for quite a while.

hmmmm...have been working on this post all day and on, of course. I haven't said much, but I think it's time to click on "publish" anyway.

Say hello when you get a chance!

hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to all!