It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And it all came tumbling down….


In yesterday’s post for rubbish Tuesday I posted a picture of the house close by me that was damaged by the tornado.  As I was leaving for a doctor appointment yesterday morning  a little after 8 there were semi trucks lined up for a block and one was backed in and the demolition began, finally.  I took this picture when I came home around noon.  By late evening the house was completely gone and there was nothing there but level ground.  I was too lazy this morning to get out and take another picture.  As you can see, the house next to it on the corner still needs to have some repair work done.  I have been told that the reason for the delays is that the contractors in our area are all so busy because in the city of Washington (about  20 MILES from here) there were several hundred homes demolished. 

Today they are starting work on the building across the driveway next to me that had two by fours and other objects through the roof.  My friend Barb was displaced from there and she has finally moved out of town.  I really miss her!

I hope you all have a great day!  Stay safe and be happy!!



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday…


This is the rubbish that the houses catty corner across the street from me looked like on November 17, 2013, the day of the tornado.  Sadly the house on the left has not had any repair work done yet.
I am linking to  Roan at Rubbish Tuesday at

Stay safe and be happy!!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Remembering my dad and my sister…

on their birthday.  My sister Chris was born on my daddy’s birthday and she was always so proud of that fact.  Chris and my dad have been gone a long time but I still miss them both.  Nobody in this world ever called me Boogie but my daddy.  And now you must all forget that I ever wrote that name down.  lol


Not a very good picture of my dad but it shows what he was, an honest man who never pretended to be anything else.  I never saw him in any clothing except bib overalls and grey work shirt except at weddings or funerals.  Happy Birthday Daddy!  I miss you!

Ebby, Chris, Corrie, Rae, Beth

I have been searching for the last hour trying to find a separate pic of my sister Chris with no luck.  Chris is second from the left and I am on the far right.  This is the only pic I have that was taken with my 4 sisters when we were adults.  Rae who is next to me in the pic is my only remaining sister.  Happy Birthday Chris.  I miss you!

I hope we all have a good week!

Stay safe and be happy!!


Sunday, April 27, 2014


and the storms are coming!  Nothing major predicted right now but after the tornado last year the word storm puts the fear of God in me.  I used to hear a tornado watch  for my area on the weather radio and I didn’t pay any attention.  I do pay attention now. 

I had a very nice visit with my family yesterday.  I ate too much and celebrated by going out to Wal*Mart and buying half a dozen books.  At least now I have something to read.  I have  read almost everything on my Nook and almost cleaned out the bookcase.  I sent a box of books to my sis in WV and have a box ready for Goodwill.  I am trying to find another charity to give stuff too after learning how much the CEO of Goodwill makes each year.

My family is headed back home now and being a mom I will relax when the phone rings and I hear they are home safely.

So I am doing laundry and resting today as I am pretty well exhausted.  I hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Stay safe and be happy!!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

How many maintenance workers….

did it take to clean up my front yard a couple of days ago??




I think I counted 8 in the middle picture and they each came in their own truck.  I took these pictures through my front door window as I didn’t want them to think I was the neighborhood watch person.  Between me and Debbie next door we are the go to place to find out what is happening in our neighborhood.  Deb is up on all of the gossip and I take the pics to document it all.  LOL

Two of the workers are chain cigarette smokers and I stood at the ready to dial 911 if they accidentally set the leaves or the paper bags on fire.  One of the cigarette smokers came to fix my furnace that had gone out on Christmas Eve year before last.  He had to keep going outside for a smoke break every few minutes.  These are both nice guys with families and it is heartbreaking to see them shortening their life that way.  Yes, I have established my role as a mom here too!  I always try to have a plate of homemade cookies here when I need something fixed.

Have a wonderful day.  I have been busy cooking as my son will be home to see me today.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Friday, April 25, 2014

To Twitter or not to Twitter….

that is the question.  Now I am not very involved with either Twitter or Facebook although I do have an account with each one.  My blogs are posted on these accounts and that is about it.

I did sit up and take notice (as did the major news outlets and half the country) when a Twitter parody affected the Peoria IL mayor and things went to h*ll in a hand basket.  Actually it is kind of funny since I am looking in from the outside.  Not quite so funny for the mayor.  When he became aware of the parody Twitter account about him he went bonkers so to speak.  He obtained a search warrant and the police hit the house where the  Twitters were coming from.  While this search was taking place one of the residents of the house was arrested for possession of a small amount of mar ge wana.  LOL  I can hardly type this as I am laughing so hard.  Needless to say the arrested owner of the mar ge wana is not laughing.


“The warrant, filed in Peoria County Circuit Court, details a two- to three-week process whereby Peoria police tracked down the location of the Internet address used for the account as well as the identity of the person who paid for the Web access.”

Read more:


No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter Account

April 23, 2014 11:20 AM

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – A man accused of creating a fake Twitter account in the name of Peoria’s mayor and posting lewd comments about sex and drugs will not face charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Wednesday.


Needless to say I am all a twitter over this!

I hope you all have a peaceful weekend.  Whatever you do, don’t open any new Twitter accounts!

Stay safe and be happy!!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Fences


Easter Sunday 20 April 2014

Linking to Good Fences at  

Have a wonderful day!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chilly Wednesday…

at only 38 degrees this morning to reach the mid 60s.  Still sunny though and altogether a very nice day in store.

I did it, I removed the flannel sheets from my bed this morning and exchanged them for the cooler sheets.  Note for my Twin’s Miss Katie, sorry, but I do still have a blanket on my bed and you and mom are welcome to visit.  Of course this means I am doing more laundry this morning.

I did finally get to the store yesterday afternoon.  What an awful mistake.  Kroger is undergoing all kinds of renovations which include not only remodeling the inside but tearing up part of the  parking lot with a bulldozer.  I had a terrible time parking and then getting out.  Every time I was trying to back out of my parking spot a workman’s truck would pull right up behind me and not budge.  It was a good thing I am a lady because I was tempted to give him a very nice salute!  And that is my Wednesday rant!!

So it is on with everyday chores.  Yesterday I made homemade beef vegetable soup.  I tried to keep it a small batch so I wouldn’t have any to put in the freezer as my peppermint is taking up space.

Have a sunny day!  Smile at all that you come in contact with today.  I saw that the lilac bush in the cemetery behind me has leafed out as have so many of the lovely trees there.  I shall have to walk over and take a peek.  God is good!

Love you all!!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What happened???

My beautiful spring weather is gone.  It is bright and sunny this morning but only 52 degrees and not to climb much during the day.  We didn’t get much of the predicted rain yesterday, only a few drops.  My son in the Chicagoland area got quite a lot more rain.

I am doing laundry this morning.  I am about out of milk so I am going to have to do a store run but I think I will wait until tomorrow to do that.

Thank you to all who gave me tips on how to fold a queen size fitted sheet.  Diana was nice enough to leave me a link and my Twin even called and gave me specific  instructions over the phone.  I think I am ready to tackle the last big closet now!

For Liz, I am so glad that your coconut cream pies turned out good for your Easter dinner.  The filling in my recipe can also be used to make a banana cream pie.  Just slice bananas into the cooled baked pie shell, add the cooled filling, top with meringue and brown the meringue. 

Did any of you succumb to the lure of the day after Easter candy sales?  I did.  I love York Peppermint Patties.  I bought 5 bags of the egg shaped patties to put in my freezer.  I love those things  but I have to hide them in the freezer and get out one every once in awhile.

peppermint patty


And for Mari in Madrid who is learning English:



intransitive verb \sə-ˈkəm\

: to stop trying to resist something


I haven’t cooked anything for awhile so while I am hiding the peppermint in the freezer I will see what I have that sounds good.  I have been working on eating up some of the leftovers I have in the freezer and now I am ready for something else.

Have a great day!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Monday, April 21, 2014

The day after…

Easter.  I hope it was a nice one for you all.  The weather was beautiful here!  80 degrees and sunny.  Today is starting off warm but there is rain moving in with a cold front.

I went with my daughter and son in law to my SIL’s brother and his wife for the evening meal.  Lots of good things to eat.  Thank you Val and Tim.

While there my daughter and I walked over to the field next door to see the horse.  Val and Tim’s grandson walked with us.  He is so cute.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching him.  When he first saw the horse he covered his eyes.


We had to caution him about the fence as he thought it would be fun to reach through and touch the horsey.  The fence is electrified.


The horse is a sweet old thing and wasn’t the least bit frightened.

Then Easter eggs were hidden for the 2 grandchildren.

I think the grown ups had more fun than the little ones.

I have errands to run.  I will be by to visit you all later.

Stay safe and be happy!!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen….

  1. Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus, my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus, my Lord!

    • Refrain:
      Up from the grave He arose,
      With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
      He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
      And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
      Hallelujah! Christ arose!
    • He arose! He arose!
  2. Vainly they watch His bed,
    Jesus, my Savior;
    Vainly they seal the dead,
    Jesus, my Lord!
  3. Death cannot keep his Prey,
    Jesus, my Savior;
    He tore the bars away,
    Jesus, my Lord!
  4. Robert Lowry 1874

Have a truly Blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

What next??

A beautiful sunny day here in central Illinois.  It is 40 degrees right now but is to reach 71 degrees and up to 77 tomorrow.  I hope the tide has turned and we are really into spring now.

I am going out in a bit and run a couple of errands.  I am still putting off cleaning out the last big closet in the hallway as it is a chore.  For the life of me I wish I knew how to fold a queen size fitted sheet.  Full size is not so bad.  That is one reason I hate to clean out this closet because of those fitted sheets that are in a nice round mess in the closet.  Any tips anyone?

The fresh green beans were delicious.  I am putting the remainder in the freezer as today I am making the pasta salad.  Here is a refresher on that recipe.


1 12 ounce box of rotini pasta.  I have the colored kind that has different vegetable flavors
1 bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 diced red, green or yellow pepper (today I am using 1/2 of a red and 1/2 of a yellow pepper)
2 stalks of celery  diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Several slices of bacon fried crisp, drained and crumbled (as many as you want as you are the boss)

Cook the pasta to the desired firmness.  Rinse with cold water and drain well.
Mix the ranch dressing in a large bowl with the garlic powder and stir in the pasta.
Stir in the diced pepper and diced celery.  Stir in the cheese and crumbled bacon and chill.


I really  do like this and I have never been a big fan of pasta salad.  I am going to cut this recipe in half today as it makes a lot of salad.

Have a wonderful day.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

A beautiful day…

here in central Illinois.  It is 45 degrees and is to climb to 60 degrees.  Watch out folks, we are scheduled for a string of above 70 degree weather for the coming week!   Be still my beating heart!

I was up early this morning and out the door to head over to the Kroger store.  I want to make some of that delicious pasta salad this weekend that I was raving about a couple of weeks ago.  This time I bought a red and yellow pepper to use in place of the green pepper.  I also found some fresh green beans that looked half way decent.  I will fix them tomorrow with bacon, onion and new red potatoes.  I also have to have some corn bread with that.

I cleaned out one of the hall way closets yesterday and have come to the conclusion that I am a pack rat.  Does anyone else out there save everything??  Anyway, save no more is my new motto.  Some more stuff for goodwill and a couple of bags of stuff for the garbage can.  And now I can get in the closet without everything tumbling out on my head.  I still have the big closet in the hallway to clean out and that will be all of the closets cleaned for this year.  A round of applause for me??  LOL

I have been reading everything in sight on my bookshelf.  Time to look for new reading material.  I will be glad when the Genealogical Society has their annual garage sale in May.  They have tables and tables of books, 10 cents for paperbacks and 25 cents for hardbacks.  A really good selection and I am so looking forward to that! 

Have a blessed Holy weekend.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

38 but feels like 30….

degrees.  What kind of morning is that for a spring day in mid April?  At least the sun is shining again and it is to reach the mid or upper 50s today.

I cleaned out dresser drawers yesterday and found I am well equipped with summer clothing.  Summer slacks and capris in many colors.  Where do I get all of this stuff?  Also a couple dozen T’s, now if it would just get warm enough to wear them.


A picture of some of the columbines we had growing at home.  This picture was taken with my first digital camera which was 1 megapixel and was a gift to me from Rae and Hugh.  I sure do miss my flowers,

I have 2 pots that I will put flowers in this year.  My hen and chickens didn’t over winter well and I am hoping they manage to snap out of it.

Have a great day!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunny and…

31 degrees this morning to reach 46 today.  The furnace is running again and the flannel sheets are still on the bed.  The snow didn’t amount to anything here but the roads were icy overnight.  It will get better I know.

Yesterday was so busy that I am wondering what to do with myself this morning.  I have cleaned out the 2 big closets.  I am now considering cleaning out dresser drawers to see how my shorts/capris, etc. stack up for warmer weather.  I forget from one season to the next what I have in summer clothing.  I had no summer last year as I was in the hospital and then recuperating for the rest of the summer.  I am praying that is all behind me.

The pie is nothing but a distant memory.  It was really good.  I think if you try the recipe you will really like the filling.  My son reads my blog and called and asked me when I was going to make a lemon meringue pie.  I love anything with a lemon flavor as does my son.  Lemon meringue is my favorite pie but it a bit time consuming to make.  I probably will make one the next time he comes home.  For the recipe I use the one from my old Betty Crocker cookbook that I got as a wedding present.

Have a wonderful day! Stay safe and be happy!!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Two pies later…


I was wrapping this pie to take over to my neighbors.  I kept the other pie and took half of it to my daughter this morning.

I have been busy today.  Lots of errands to run and then laundry to do when I got home.

It is winter again with snow flurries this afternoon and to be in the mid 20s tonight.  I do know though that spring really is here and I did see one tree with buds on it this morning.  I haven’t seen any other signs of spring except for the birds I have in  my front yard; blue jays, cardinals, woodpeckers, sparrows and of course the crows.  The grass  is greening up a bit too.

I hope you all have a good week.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday and a….

coconut cream pie.  Yes, I have been busy the last couple of days and I have decided to reward myself with a homemade coconut cream pie.  I will have to show a picture of my pie tomorrow.


My Coconut Cream Pie
•3/4 cup white sugar
•1/3 cup all purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 cups milk
•4 egg yolks (beaten) Save the egg whites for the meringue
•2 TBLs butter
•1 &1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1 9 inch pie crust, baked
•1 cup toasted coconut (toast in 400 degree oven about 5 minutes or less, watch carefully.)

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and the salt. Add the beaten egg yolks to the 2 cups of milk mixing thoroughly. Pour into dry ingredients mixing thoroughly. Turn on medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Be careful not to scorch. Turn off heat. Add butter and vanilla and 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut and mix  thoroughly.  Pour the cooled filling into the pie shell . Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees.

Fix the meringue. Whip the egg whites on high until they begin to peak. Add 1/3 cup sugar to the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue evenly over the filling.  Sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut on top of the meringue   Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the meringue is golden brown.


I hand washed the car as best I could and it does look a lot better.  I could have gone to one of the car wash places but I was too lazy, besides it was wonderful being outside in  the warm sunshine.  I also cleaned and dusted the furniture and tackled the bathroom.  After all of this I went outdoors and picked up the pieces of glass that have been in the grassy area since the tornado.  The glass has been mentioned several times to the office with no response so I did what I would do if I still lived in my own home; I cleaned it up. 

I have also finished a couple of books one by Linda Lael Miller (one of my favorite authors) titled Yankee Wife.  This is a book from 1993 that I had on my book shelf for several years and I just now got around to reading it.  


“A year after the Civil War, courageous former Union nurse Lydia McQuire was gamely scraping out an honest living. But now, as she said yes to marrying a stranger, her knees gave way with fear. Mr. Devon Quade had seemed polite and handsome when she answered his ad for a wife. Only after Lydia had arrived in Washington territory did she learn that her bridegroom wasn’t to be sweet Devon Quade, but his older brother Brigham, a widower with strapping shoulders, hands as strong as steel, and an arrogant belief that he was lord and master of his lumber empire, the town of Quade’s Harbor, and the woman he married. Lydia’s dislike of him was instantaneous…yet Brigham was awakening in her a white-hot passion, and a firm resolve: before she would share his bed, he would have to surrender himself, heart and soul.”

Photo and excerpt are from Ms. Miller’s own website which is the link listed above.

I hope you all are have a lovely Sunday.  Rain is moving in here.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Gorgeous Spring Day….

in Central Illinois.  The sun is shining and the birds are singing.  It is in the 30s now but to reach the upper 60s today and mid 70s tomorrow.  If it actually hits 70 tomorrow it will be the first day to reach 70 degrees since November 17th of last year, the day of the tornado. 

I was out with my daughter yesterday.  We went to Kohl’s and then to Costco.  I purchased a beautiful little cross to wear on my silver chain.  I always shop the bargains at Costco.  I have learned a lesson though, to be wary of buying a gigantic package of some things.  For example, I bought this gigantic bag of chocolate chips and I ended up having to put a lot of chocolate chips in the freezer.

Today I am doing laundry and going to the store after I get finished.  I also need to do some cleaning too.

I cooked baby lima beans and ham in the slow cooker yesterday while I was out running around.  The first time that I have cooked beans in the crock pot.  They were really good but I don’t think I will do it again because it takes too long.  Earlier in the week I fixed a roast in the crock pot using Campbell’s slow cooker sauce.


This is the sauce I used and it was delicious!  I fixed mashed potatoes and green beans with bacon and onion with it.  My roast was fork tender and there was a nice bowlful of gravy.  More leftovers for the freezer.  I could eat leftovers from my freezer for a week and not have to cook anything.  I can hardly bear to eat a TV dinner anymore.  I think Marie Callender and Mr. Stauffer are mad at me.

Gotta run now to check my laundry.  I will be by to visit later this morning/

Stay safe and be happy!!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I love a sunny day…

and that is what we are having in central Illinois today.  The temp is 38 degrees right now to climb up to the mid 60s.

And speaking of Illinois…I just hate it when our state is pronounced ill-a-noise instead of ill-a-noi’.  Very irritating.  Some commercials are being run now on television by our local gas/electric provider for central Illinois.  These commercials are supposedly telling us how Ameren IL is helping its customers to save money on their utility bill.  That is all fine and dandy but one lady pronounces Illinois with the noise ending.  I probably shouldn’t let it irritate me but it does.  My own thought is lady, you don’t live in Illinois if you can’t pronounce it so why are you in this advertisement?


Il·li·nois 2 (ĭl′ə-noi′) Abbr. IL or Ill.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 21st state in 1818. The area was explored by the French in the late 1600s, ceded by France to the British in 1763, and ceded by them to the newly formed United States in 1783. Springfield is the capital and Chicago the largest city. Population: 12,900,000.

Il′li·nois′an (-noi′ən) adj.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


And this is my rant for Wednesday!  Thank you all for the birthday wishes for my son and the very nice comments about my brother in law and niece.

Have a spectacular day!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Birthday to my son…8 April 2014

Jimmy collage

Click on picture to make larger.

You are one of the greatest joys of my life!  Have a wonderful day!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Behind schedule….

again!!    I can just find all kinds of places to go now that the weather has moderated and there is not a foot of snow on the ground.  I have been running errands this morning .  It feels so good to be able to get outdoors in the fresh air.  I am loving that feeling.

I have mentioned a time or two the non-profit organization for behavioral disorders that my niece in WV co-founded.  My brother in law, her dad, has been making games and toys for the residents of his daughter’s facility for several years.  I have to show you what the latest things  are that Hugh has been making.  They are called ‘dancing men.’


I think these toys are pretty adorable and I think Hugh is pretty adorable.  Of course that might  be because he has been my ‘brother’ for well over 50 years!  The dancing man he is holding has been completed and those on his lap are in various stages of development.  Kudos to Hugh!!

I would love it if you could spare a minute to click on the link above and read a bit about this great organization that my niece is in charge of.  I am very proud of her.  My sister and brother in law, her parents, are very involved with this organization.

Have a wonderful week.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

And the winner is…,.

shoe size 7 with 6 votes, size 8 with 4 votes, 6 & 1/2 , 9 and 10 all tied at 2 each.  There was even one size 3 from a lady in the UK.  I think that would be a size 4 in America!  Obviously size 7 is the most popular shoe size.

I am just home from the early church service at the Grace United Methodist Church where my daughter was honored for 25 years service,  It was a beautiful church service.  There was a complete band with a steel guitar that played and sang several Christian songs.  I stayed for the reception after  where delicious cake and cookies, tea and coffee were served.  My daughter received many hugs, some from ones she had in her church nursery who are now grown.  I was very proud of her!

After the second church service my daughter and son in law are coming by to pick me up and we are going to eat at Kouri’s.

I hope you all are enjoying a blessed day!  Stay safe and be happy!!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring has left….

please come back.  It was very chilly and windy yesterday morning. It is in the 20s now but the sun is shining brightly and that is a big plus.

I wore my winter coat , hat and gloves to go shopping at Bergners yesterday for their Black Friday sale.  I don’t know why I get sucked into their sales.  They did advertise towels at buy 1 and get 2 free.  I did take advantage of that although I saw some at the K-Mart this week which actually felt much nicer.  And I found a summer T which I kind of like but not madly in love with.  I have this burning question each time I go clothes shopping, ‘Why is everything all gauzy see through with the neckline cut almost to the belly button?’  I am not talking about the junior section.  I am talking about the woman’s section.  I wear a size 10 and a size 7 shoe which always makes me wonder why everything I like in the shoes has no size 7, just 8, 9, 10, or 11.  I am always told it is because  size 7 is the most popular size.  So because of that please tell me your shoe size (only if you want) and I will take a poll and let you know in tomorrow’s post what the most popular size is.  That’s OK Paul, you can tell us your shoe size too!

You know there is one nice thing about living in a rental place.  I needed a couple of things done here yesterday.  I called the office and within 2 hours there were 2 guys here and poof, problem solved.  After 4 years here I know all of the guys in maintenance and they are great!

Tomorrow my daughter is being honored at both services for her 25 years service to her church.  There will be a reception and I will attend.

A few things that made me happy this morning.

1.  I got out of bed!

2.  I could see when I opened my eyes!

3.  I was able to make my bed!

4.  I was able to get dressed without help!

5.  I had food to eat!

6.  My house was warm!

Thank you God for another day!

I hope this is a good day for you all.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

The rain keeps coming down….

and the street in front of my house is flooded.  The weather radio which goes off loud enough to wake the dead went off sometime around 2AM.  When I heard it was only for severe thunderstorms I got up, went to the bathroom, and then went back to bed and fell asleep.  If I had heard the word tornado I would have been out of bed in a flash and moved into the hallway.  I have a very healthy fear of tornados now and I always will.

One of the blogs I visited this morning (thanks Chris) asked if we would ever like to go back in time.  Yes, I would, not for a long time, just long enough to enjoy my kids being young again.  I have even picked the perfect ages for my kids,  My daughter would be 6 and my son would be 3.  It was a period in my life when I had a little break from working full time and I think you might have referred to me as a happy homemaker.

This going back in time stuff made me think of my very favorite movie, Peggy Sue Got Married.  I have the DVD and I have watched the movie at least a dozen or more times.

I love the music in this and I remember my high school years as I am watching it.    Awesome movie.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are and the rain stops long enough for me to get out and do something .  I do have to go to the pharmacy to pick up some prescriptions.

You all stay safe and be happy!!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday and….

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

Wednesday morning and the weather forecast is not looking good.  It is not raining yet but it is coming, up to 4 inches by Friday! 

I can look outdoors now and see a tiny bit of green in the grass.  I can also see that the house catty corner around from me has a big mess still remaining.  I think the house has been abandoned.  The debris is filling the yard again and getting in the street.  I would be mighty upset if I lived next door to the house.  Others in the neighborhood are rebuilding but that one house is not.  I don’t know if it is an insurance problem or what but the least they could do is clean up the debris.

I am not sure what I will do today.  I have cleaned all of the house and I even got the mopping done yesterday.  I have done my exercising and had a Carnation Instant Breakfast (strawberry).

I think I might fix some pork chops today as I have had chicken all week in every imaginable way and now I am ready for something different.

Have a wonderful day.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday and…

“I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness.”

Not nearly as nice today as it was yesterday.  It is cloudy and in the 40s.  We have rain moving in tonight and rain predicted for the rest of the week.  Maybe the rain will make the grass green and we will see some signs of spring.

I got April Fooled this morning before I was even out of bed.  My WV sister called to tell me that they had 6 inches of snow last night.  April Fool!  LOL

I received a lovely gift yesterday from one of my beautiful nieces.  It is an iPad cover from Coach.  Thank you Barbara Jo!



I have never had anything from coach before and I never will again so I am really thrilled.

I have finally got the house cleaned except for the kitchen floor which I will mop today.  Then I can sit down and read again.

Have a blessed day.  Stay safe and be happy!!