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Friday, March 21, 2008

Great Grandma


This is the Grandma, that I knew, the one with no teeth, with a smile that could light up the who room. I was her "pet", and that was just fine with me.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Is this what Easter means to you? Then I guess you feel like many other people, who see the Cross………

Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Lunch/Dinner?

So, what are your plans for the 23 of March? Got a big family get-together or just staying home chilling out and resting?
I know a family, who makes it big for the children of the family. It's a big get- together each year. They send someone to a local(designated) municipal park, early in the morning to reserve at least 2 tables, by sitting there until someone shows up to take over the shift. Then around 10am the family members slowly start arriving, with their wares.
They bring food, easter eggs, lawn chairs, quilts, blankets, coolers full of soft drinks, jars of tea & softball equipment for the guys ball game after lunch. It becomes quite a spread, just like a family reunion, this family has every 1st Sunday in August! It's their idea of keeping as much of the family together as possible, and keeping the family close.
I was part of that family for awhile, until my spouse passed away. After that I drifted away from them. I communicate with 2 or 3 of them at times during the year, but don't go to the get-togethers, unless pinned down, to go. (That's another story)
So, what do you have planned? I plan to cook and eat like a pig! I know what it's going to taste like........lol.

I believe food list will include:

Smoked Baked Ham, sliced
Creamed Potatoes or Baked Sweet Potatoes
Green Peas
Mixed Greens
Hot Rolls
And for dessert: Banana Pudding (everyone likes)

My Garden

The garden is coming along nicely. I planted the potatoes and so more radish seeds last Sunday, the mustard spinach, arugula & basil this week.

I can’t figure what ’s happened to the lettuce seeds I planted over 2 weeks ago. They haven’t started to sprout yet. Guess, this horrible weather, is holding them back.

I’m “so” ready to plant more veggies’, but I know the “frost period” isn’t over yet so, I’ll just make myself wait. Very hard to do, when your an impatient sort like me………..lol. I’ve already had a sample of the green onions, now how is that for impatient? They were good too, right along with the evening meal, I had that day.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Tude

Isn't it amazing, how a man can come around, when you stand up to him? Things seem to change his way of thinking, when he realizes your not taking his guff. Standing up to him, gave him a chance to think about his actions.
So, he came home yesterday, called me "baby" a lot, ate the dinner I cooked and slept in the bed with me last night........lol
Since then he hasn't given me a hard look or got an attitude about things that aren't that important. Darn it, I wanted to sleep in the bed alone again last night..........lol

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Darn Him....

I guess it's a Mexican stand-off, he refused to eat the dinner I cooked last evening and then slept on the couch, in protest to my recent actions........lol......oh well, he can stew in his own, brew.........he also, doesn't have a car, and has been showing me he can walk to the bus stop for the last two days......it's good for his health, so why try to stop him or offer him a ride......lol.
Anyway, I hope he's looking for a "new fool" to put up with his sorry ways. I really enjoyed sleeping by myself last night and hope I get to tonight.
He always gets up at 6am when he doesn't have to. That irks me to no end, I'm not a morning person. He made sure to turn on the TV this morning to bother me, and get me to gripe......I left him alone, but really wanted to gripe. Darn that killed me!
Today's a new day, full of opportunities, we'll see what materializes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm tired again.........

I'm getting more and more tired of this man, that's living here with me. He cops attitudes every time I don't do exactly what he wants me to do. Sometimes, I don't even realize what I've done, but I sure get the horrible looks.
I'm getting to the point I don't want to be around him anymore. I wish there was a way, for him to leave without all the meanness and hurt to go through. Yet, I know he will put it on me, real strong and I'll want to give in and take it all back.
The fear of loneliness, haunts me too, which leaves me undecided as to when or how, I'd be able to initiate, the actual actions. I've been alone before, and it's not a good feeling. Most of the time he's good to me, but the attitudes, are killing everything. I no longer, care for him the way, I once did and that hurts. I just wish there was an easy way to do this.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Adoption Ideas............

Teacher of first graders was discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.

A little girl said, "I know all about adoption. I was adopted."

"What does it mean to be adopted?" asked another child

"It means", said the girl, "that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!"

Are You God's Wife

On a cold day in December some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, "My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!"

"I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt, you will be more comfortable now."

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face with tears in his eyes, asked her

"Are you God's wife?"

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Good Carbs/Bad Carbs

There are two types of carbohydrates - simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are usually sweet and can include cakes, candies and other sugary foods. Some foods such as peaches, melons and apples are simple carbs. Complex carbs include whole grain pasta, brown rice, oats, vegetables and whole grain cereals. For the most part, try to stick with complex carbs which take longer to digest and are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Make your food complex. as in carbohydrates. White bread, cookies, pasta and other highly-processed foods give carbs a bad name.

Clinton vs McCain?

Did you see what happened last night? Obama lost! I'm so happy I could....well I could.....Now comes the hard part.........more advertisements and we just had to give it to McCain???? Go figure? Well, I guess if it had to be anyone, it could be him.
Now, comes the choosing of their "running mates". Okay, and this could get sticky........especially, if the "people" like the running mate that the other candidate has and vice versa? How much fun can that turn out to be? Let's see, former President Clinton, has never been Vice-President, has he? Wouldn't that be something? What do you think? Could it happen? I wonder if the rules govern such a thing? Do you know? Could use some imput on this?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

TEXAS



Have you ever been to the “
Lone Star State”. It is really something to see. We have just about anything you would want to see, visit or indulge in. Texas, is a great wonderful state, with so many things to offer.

I’ve lived in other states, but always came back home. It just doesn’t feel like home, anywhere else. I’m biased, that’s true, but until you come and feast on the pleasure’s of Texas, you haven’t lived.

I’m a TEXAN, “a native pecan”, and darn proud of it!

“Made in Texas, by Texans, for Texans”

Tired of it..........

I'm so tired of this whole primary, it's a pain and every other commercial is Hillary or Obama.............the television industry, is making money, if no one else is.........I'm sick and tired of it...................get it over with, already.
If it's going to be (Go forbid) Obama, then get it done................If Hillary..............whatever..........I'm just tired..............I grimace every time I hear, Obama's voice.................I just want to throw something at the TV or turn it off. To think, we might have to look at his face and listen to his voice, for the next four years, irks me. I don't believe a word he has to say............he's just running for the "all sought for office".......big deal! I cringed when I first heard that he had joined the presidential race.............I knew, that there was an element of doubt. Now, it's blown way out of proportion. He has a big chance.......and that's a shame............