I have many things to be thankful for this year. Another Thanksgiving day to think of our blessings and hopefully everyone had time to spend with family and friends. We had a nice gathering of kiddos and Grandkiddos and even boyfriends of Grandkiddos! I'm so grateful for my family and sure wish I could have been with my Mom today and my sister too. I have siblings scattered over north and south and would love to be with them also but I keep them in my thoughts and my heart. 3 out of our 4 sons were here today and I talked with Craig this evening. We did the usual celebrating today. We started off with the Macy's Thanksgiving parade on TV as Jack and I got the house ready for the gang. I had made 95% of the dinner earlier in the week. Pies and sides done and the turkey cooked Wednesday night. That way all we had to do was carve it up and keep it in the roaster so the oven was free to cook the remainder of the feast.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
See the flakes in the air? The wind was very brisk. I made a pot of chili and had a roast in the crock pot for today's dinner. Homemade bread too! Jack had been busy the day before cleaning the chimney and getting ready for what I call "wood season".
Floats, music and candy throwers made it festive. The snow made it seem like Christmas had arrived.
I really don't decorate until December and hate when Thanksgiving gets tossed aside but I guess businesses need to get the hype out early! Time to shop folks!
Can you see the house through the snowflakes?
Snow on the ground this morning was not too bad... like a light dusting.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Every Veteran's Day I try to get a post out to thank all who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Your service is appreciated and your sacrifice makes you heroes. Some of the physicians I work with here in Ashland have served in the Army or Air Force. Nurses too have served. I'm sure many of the Docs I worked with 40yrs ago in Chicago were Servicemen and I know some of the nurses and techs I worked with back then served also...mostly in Vietnam. Truly heroes all. Thank you so much. Of course I could not let a post go by that I didn't thank my Dad for serving in WWII. He passed away 40yrs ago this month. Doesn't seem possible. He will always be larger than life in my memories.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Hello November....I lovingly call this my "quiet month". The calm before the storm if you will. Jack and I did a big collective sigh as we finished cleaning up the last of the Halloween festivities. The yard back to normal, the house free of the weird and freaky..well, we still live here! We even went and voted early. We both had few free hours Friday afternoon so to kick off my weekend of call we headed out to the Board of Elections to get our voices heard. Done and done...may the force be with us the next 4 years! So on to the rest of my quiet month. The weekend had me hauling around my call phone and anyone who knows me knows I hate call. But from a different perspective I have to look at it as extra money. Yes, I get the satisfaction of helping folks who truly don't want to be in the hospital any more than I do, but on the other hand with beautiful Fall weather outside it's hard to be indoors. So today after work I took Chubbs and headed outside to see the last of Fall colors.