Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Hello gobblers!!

Hmmm my nostrils are flaring from the smells in this kitchen.  Day began with McDonald breakfast sandwiches and coffee.  Then the clock watching because I made some of the food the night before.  Then I made a fruit salad.  Then I wrestled big bird into submission..gads they're gross when not cooked.  All that hanging flabby stuff..yeah reminds me of me in a swimsuit.

I don't stuff my bird so he's in the roaster nekkid and hollow.  I never graduated past the typical Thanksgiving feast of turkey, fruit salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed yams with brown sugar, green bean cassrole and pumpkin pie..oh and stove top stuffing.  Nothing gourmet' goin on here, but it's all good.

We thought we'd be alone this year, but Bob's daughter and hubby and sweet little baby Lincoln are coming. Now it feels more family like...altho Bob and I weren't wallowing in self pity and I personally had planned to stay in jammies all day.  Thank you Candice and Roger for making me get dressed, put on some makeup, etc.

We'll sit around the table around's 12:30 and my thighs are beginning to quiver.  Haha..saw something funny on Facebook.."Happy Thanksgiving!  Don't forget to set your scales back about 10 lbs tonight!!!! haha.

Have a blessed day y'all.  God has given us many blessings.  We should acknowledge them all year, but at least Thanksgiving is the time to voice them for sure!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

I'm 70 now!!!! Surprise Party's rock!!

 Grandson, Brad, me and daughter, Hollee
 My oldest daughter, granddaughter, and two great grandkids!!
 My friend for over 20 years, Victoria!!!
 We had 16 at Red was grand!!!  Gifts, Laughter, fellowship so sweet!!
 Daughter makes Jewelry..gave me two pr earrings and necklace her own hands.
 Scarf..ok I really do know the right way to wear one, so there!!!
Us girls!! 3 generations!! 
So, my birthday is actually today, Monday.  Who celebrates on a Monday???  Bob arranged for some friends and family to meet at Red Robin and it was a blast!!!  I suspected something was afoot, but just seeing different ones arrive was lovely.  In all the beauty and fun you can't help but miss the part of the family that has chosen the path of rejection.  Mad.  Robbing us and them by not participating.  Around the holidays it's especially hard or at parties like this.  But, you know what?  We get to choose to let it ruin our good time or just give it a quick thought, feel sad momentarily, and go on thanking God for who DID arrived, and What fun you had, right?  That's what I did and this is one of my favorite birthdays of all.  Ok..maybe I'm not so fond of the number..70..70 rings around my trunk if I were a tree I'd be proud right?  Ut oh I said "right?" twice..there goes the Pulitzer prize for writing...Dang!!!  But, anyway happy birthday to's all about me right?   Oh NO..I did it again...haha.   Ok bye.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where are you?

It's that time of year when Tom and his buddies start panicking.  They know that party they're invited to is NOT a birthday party, but no, indeed, it is a farewell party as Thanksgiving approaches.  Hiding is one option Tom, but eventually that human will find you. It's gone on for centuries..I'm sure turkey's history books mention this annual event.  For we humans it is one of our favorite times of the year.  Dangling legs under a dining room table, apron clad women mashing potatoes, slicing and dicing vegetables, and of course, stuffing your relatives.  Cremation follows.  (Unless you're a good cook)  We like to sit around the table smelling the smells, sharing things we are thankful for.

Sometimes families have to adjust to divorce, death and anger making this joyous occasion stressful.  But it doesn't have to be.  We can choose to look at the good in our lives and families and thank God for each and every thing that has been a blessing from Him.  "Every good and perfect gift comes from above" says the Bible.

So, when you find Tom, and make all that food, remember it all comes from our Heavenly Father's hands.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Such wasted time when unforgiveness rules
Withholding your love seems so very cruel.

No discussion, or understanding just pulling away
Vowing to hate for the rest of your days.

Yes, things were said, things that hurt each one
 but, destroying relationships just to say you won?

Families are precious and time is so short
Bitterness should be the last resort.

Pride is reigning supreme in you two
Please let's ask..what would Jesus do?

Do you really want the devil to win?
Unforgiveness and pride, both are sin.

Make up make up, I'm begging you
In my eyes and God's eyes, it's the right thing to do.

Thanksgiving and Christmas, holidays filled with love
Ask help in forgiving from our Father above

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another 4 years

Another 4 years of Obama.  I won't pretend I'm not very disappointed in the outcome of the election.  I see trouble for our country.  Not change.  However, I also see the mighty hand of God protecting His own children,  So, I'm trusting Him.  I know some are ecstatic about another 4 years with Obama and they have their reasons.

I wanted to see less abortions..that won't happen.  I do not approve of gay marriage.  I do not approve of illegal aliens being allowed to stay without going through the line of other folks waiting to go through proper channels to become citizens. Obama Care scares me as a Senior.  I've read things that make me think Obama is not an ally to Israel, God's chosen people.  I just think of Sodom and Gomorrah and how God destroyed that place because it had become so godless and America is becoming just as evil.

But, it is what it is.  I'll be cryin for the next 4 years probably should the Lord tarry. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

New prez

yikes..I'm so excited..tomorrow..not only a new president, but my new Keurig coffee maker will arrive.  I may need to take a valium to calm down.  Hope you all voted!!!  If you didn't stop whining when Romney wins...wink.  Oh I do hope so.  But, God's in charge and whatever or whoever matters not, His will be done!!  Fasten your seatbelts for one of the most important elections I ever remember and I'm OLD!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

the "freight train of aging"

November. 19 more days.  Unbelievable. Trying to embrace it.  Will I wake up that morning and gravity will have doubled its activity?  I'll be up, but nothing else will be?  Traumatic anticipation, with one silver lining in this cloud.  I'm that much closer to my real home.  What is happening in 19 days you may ask.  Well, I'll tell ya..just a minute have to find my teeth.  Wonder why I threw my wig clear over there..did I have a tantrum last night?  What birthday?  Oh yeah, I was about to tell you, I'm turning 70 on November 19th.  Oh sure sure, I know how important November 6th is...but this is my life we're talking about.  I want to turn 70 knowing Romney is our new President..that's all I ask..well, except for something..anything purchased from Chicos!!!  Have a great day..remember to VOTE!!!!