Saturday, March 25, 2017

What I did instead of housework

I promised myself I'd run the sweeper on the stair runner...one of my least favorite chores. 
 
 
Not pressed yet...I really don't like that chore either...
 
 
Putting away laundry is my least favorite 
which is funny because I LOVE to do laundry...
 
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Some things are just too cute...

Like this photo Andy sent me...


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Insomnia and a really cute kid.

Can't sleep.  Tried, nodded off and woke again three hours later.
Lay in bed, praying, even offering to count sheep...
 
Finally, I decided to get up and look at pictures from the past few days...
 
On Tuesday, Ashley had a day off and I offered to watch Locklan so that she could
 run errands and get things done. 
 
First we went to lunch, just Locklan, Ashley and me.
 
Ashley ordered a hotdog for Locklan.
 
He ordered a pickle.
 
Every time we got out to eat, he wants a pickle.  He LOVES pickles!
 
After Ashley left, we settled down for some art work...
 
 
Locklan drew circles and declared them wheels!
 
Washable markers are the absolute best invention...
Locklan loves to draw with Pappy because Pappy can draw a 'choo-choo' that actually looks like one!
 
Next he drew lines and told us they were 'choo-choo' tracks!
 
 
He's so darn cute...and smart too!
 
Of course, every well equipped Grandma's house has a plethora
of cardboard boxes to decorate...
 
 
(Shhhh, don't tell his parents he was allowed on the dining room table!)
 
And climb into when it's all decorated...
 
 
He's so much fun!
 
He rarely stands still when I want to take a picture, but he loves the Blippi shirt
Tony and Mindy bought him for Christmas...
 
 
That kid wore me out! 
I had to take a nap after he left!
 
Speaking of naps...
 
My desk thermometer says...


It's bedtime again!
 
Catch up with you later!


 
 

Monday, March 06, 2017

Just one more bad habit:

Yes, one more bad habit, or it may be that I'm just getting lazy...
 
Instead of blogging, I have been doing this:
 
 
Yes, journaling a few lines a day with a pen and this journal...
 
It sits on a table in my bedroom.  It's easy to just jot down the highlights of the day.
 
Of course, YOU wouldn't know what's going on in my life unless you read it...
 
And you can't read it unless you are in my bedroom...
 
~creepy~
 
Yeah, just forget about it.  I'll try to remember to come here more often!
 
Love ya!
 

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Shack

 
 
 
My friend, Marge, scored two tickets to the premier of the movie for last night.
 
Her husband couldn't go, so she invited me.
 
It was a 45 minute drive to the theater...
 
We got to catch up on each other's lives.
 
I was not looking forward to the movie for several reasons...
I hate sitting still that long (2 hours, 12 minutes)
I was hungry
I read the book.  Did not like it.
Last year, on one of my treks up north, I listened to the audio book.
Didn't like it, but less.

The movie was funny, sad, thought provoking and beautifully done.
 
Although there were many scriptural references,
 you don't have to be a bible scholar to find a message.
 
 
Go see it and let me know what you think!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day

Going to high school during the Viet Nam war,
I probably said some things in front of my father that I should not have said, about
armed forces,
military presence,
and war.
 
But in my case, with age came enlightenment.
 
I hope he realized that.
 
My father served our country
 
With pride...
 
For his family...
 
and for the family he didn't have yet.
 
For me.
 
Although I have many friends who are veterans,
although I lost a few due to war...
 
My dad will always be my favorite!
 
I sure miss him!
 
 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I've been away...

We took a little trip!
 
More about that in a day or two (after I find my camera)...
 
But for now, we're home, we're tired and happy to see the pups...
 

 
 
I'll say it again: we're tired...
 
So, for today, we'll just rest...
 
 
Talk soon?