Friday, November 24, 2017
Yesterday was a lively and family filled Thanksgiving day. I looked back at other posts I did and realized that they pretty much go the same way....food, family, full bellies and good times. Sometimes we have more folks here and sometimes less. This was a "more" day and we couldn't have been happier. There are those who aren't here in body but thoughts of them are so heartfelt. Jack and I talked about the Thanksgiving dinners we had when his folks were alive. I know he misses them at this time of year so I try and make the traditional foods his Mom made and know I can never make them as good...she was a southern gal who could make the best gravy! But nobody has complained around here so I think all was good! My sister and Mom were planning on coming this weekend but the 6 hour drive seemed a bit too much for Mom this time, so they stayed put and enjoyed the family in Chicago. We talked on the phone and sent videos of everyone to Mom and to our son Craig out in Portland...wait, he wasn't in Portland...the family went to Amy's family in Spokane, Washington. I know they have many traditions that our from Amy's family and then mix them with their own. That's how it's done, I'm sure, in many families all over the country. There's something comforting about things being the same each year. It centers you while the world keeps spinning around. I hope your day was great and time was taken to remember blessings. I'm so grateful for my family and this wonderful country we live in. Happy Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 20, 2017
I guess I should have been happy to see this week start since last week I started out on Monday not feeling very good and by Tuesday I was certain I felt like crap. A cold. A simple pain the bum cold. I haven't had one in many years and I'm blaming this on the flu shot I was
forced invited to take. They give many threats incentives to help you make that decision. Things like $25 dollars if you take it. You don't have to wear a mask all day...even while eating...if you take it. You can wear the sticker they put on your ID badge proudly if you take it. You won't infect the whole world population and kill your family if you take it. I could go on but I'll just say I'm blaming everything that has gone bad in the past week on the flu shot. Actually, nothing has really gone bad except my sore throat, coughing, squeaky voice the feeling of just not feeling good. Anyway, I'm better today and I'm blaming that on the zinc I took. It's Thanksgiving week and I have much to be thankful for....family, friends (blog and others) Chubbs, food to eat and a warm home thanks to Jack getting the wood burner up and running. So, as we prepare for this Thursday to host family, I'm wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you're safe, and healthy! I rarely put a post up without a pic so here's all I've got for today:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Just a quick post to shout out a very grateful "THANK YOU" to all our veterans. We celebrate your bravery, willingness to serve, and love of this great country. It saddens me that we have so many that say we are not great but do nothing but grandstand and draw attention to themselves instead of putting energy into making it better. Did you vote? Do you take part in community improvements? Do you find out as much information about issues and make good choices for political changes? I'm pretty far from perfect on these myself but I'm trying to do better and will always support those who risk their lives for us. Will I ever "take a knee"? You bet...in prayer daily and I pray we can be the great country, wonderful people of America, and strong supporters of freedom. God Bless America and a humble thanks again to our service men and woman. My Dad served in WWII and my brothers in Vietnam...so proud of them!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Ahhh, November, the quiet month. I say this because once December hits it's all about getting ready for Christmas and that can be a really busy time. Even the hospital gets busier because everyone wants to get their surgeries done before the beginning of new insurance deductibles. November has the promise of Thanksgiving, turkey, family, and not as much hustle and bustle.
I put a bench out front near the driveway. What's funny is my kiddos came last weekend and nobody noticed it...really. My sister said "How could they not notice it"...my answer: "My kids were raised by wolves". She just said I was weird. She's right! But today I did see a funny thing in the back yard. It's probably better to see this than a pink elephant: