Monday, December 9, 2013

Brrrr it's cold outside!!  May have to buy some Huskies and a sled if it snows, too.

Great jump start to Christmas last Saturday night.  Kathy, my oldest, treated me to a night out.  We went to dinner with some of my grandkids along to Red Robin..then to the Singing Christmas Tree performance in Portland.  It's HUGE and awesome!!!  We loved it.  Santa was we are: 

The first half of the performance was secular, the 2nd half cuts to the chase of the real true meaning of Christmas..Jesus and His birth.  We had a great time.  My other daughter and her friend were there too..along with one of my grandkids, Mia.  They, too, saw Santa
It was marvelous and we had a great time. My own church will have it's musical this next weekend, so it's fun!  We've gotten most of our gift buying finished, too..yay!!!!!
That's about it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey..some changes on here...very cool.

Here's an idea for Thanksgiving...when you go to Grandma's house...leave your electronic devices behind.  You never know how much time you have with these older people in your family.  I'm taking dinner to my step daughter and her husband as she's very pregnant and her back is so painful.  Hope it stays hot in the car driving over there. 

So much to be thankful for, just have to shove the regrets, the "wish I hads" aside and look around for the, health if you have it, home, food..if we have our needs met, we should be a grateful people right?  I complain way too much.  Forgive me Lord.

Here's a picture that would make any grandmother thankful.  Thank you Lord for my grandkids and great grandkids!! 

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Friday, November 15, 2013

free lunch

Met my girlfriend for lunch today at Applebees.  She said "I'm buying".  What?  Oh yeah..she remembered my birthday is coming up Tuesday...gave me some earrings, too.  I know how to pick friends don't I.

Well won't be long before we become grandparents again.  A baby girl will be hoisted up out of Bob's daughter on dec 6.  Nice to know the date ahead.  It'll be tricky cuz there's a riff between two family members who will both be at the Hospital.  I say "GET OVER IT" and forgive and forget, but no, these are two of the most stubborn people I know.  Making family gatherings and holidays stressful just cuz of pride really galls me!!!  I want to stamp my feet in childish rage and say stop that!!!

Everybody doing something special for Thanksgiving?  I refuse to buy a whole bird if it's just my husband and me.  Turkey breast in the crockpot sounds just about right. Then I must get started on my Christmas letter.  That's another thing that's impacted by family riffs...sheesh..almost makes me want to write something about it in the Christmas letter, but I'm not fond of Siberia where I'd be sent.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hello this grey Tuesday

Babysitting Briley again.  I got up from MY nap before her's is over so hopefully I can finish this short blog.

We enjoyed our free Veterans Day meal yesterday at Applebees.  Several restaurants around the city were having specials like that.  Picked up a free pizza too.  When they roll our obese bodies outta this house one day, we have nobody else to blame.  We just love food!

I am losing my desire to cook.  I think it's all the restrictions that has taken out the joy of cooking.  I miss mac N cheese, tuna cassroles, etc of my youth (if I stayed at someone's mother wasn't much on cooking)  But, I remember hanging out at friends' houses past dinnertime in hopes of being invited.  I know..that meant I was a pest who had to be sent home.  Usually if someone like that is in your life, remember there may be really good reasons they don't want to go home.

My cousin Nita says to keep writing even if short..wonder if that includes if they are boring, too. haha.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

fun night coming

At 2:30 we pick up my 9 yr old granddaughter and go to the 3D movie "Monsters University".  Afterwards she'll come home with us and we'll jammie up and make a night of it!!  If grandpa has to go to be it..par-tay with Mia and Nanny!!

Having grandkids sure helps facing the birthdays.  I'm wiped out after a day with one, but it's a happy wipeout.  God is gracious to bring them into my life.  I didn't have much love as a child so HE is making it up to me!!!   Have a great weekend coming up everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

basket case

Good morning.  Halfway to the weekend worker bees!

Yesterday I babysat my 2 1/2 yr old grandbaby, Briley.  Sometimes grandparenting turns you into a basket case doesn't it. 

 I'm exhausted.  Today is nothing if I can get away with it..kind of day.  I can feel my muscles...did I say muscles? hahaha...I mean flab, I can feel my flab is sore from lifting and pulling and bending to do what's necessary to have a baby in the house.  She's a dear girl, tho.

Hope you have a nice rest of the week!!  Raining here, but that's normal for Oregon right?  Shout out to all you grandmas!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Have a good week

Good morning. 

It's cloudy with chance of showers, but no meat balls.  Grocery shopping day...yay!!  Hubby is doing his volunteer work at the church and I'm enjoying my cup of coffee and catching up on messages online. I'm not a morning person until I've been up 30 minutes or so, then I think I could be a morning person..maybe.

Had a busy weekend.  Baby shower.  Car shopping. Church.  It's all good.

Nothing to report so this is short and just keeping me writing more often.  Toodles.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

already? birthday month has arrived.  71 years of old on the 19th.  Creepy.  I no longer feel encouraged when I read the obits so gonna stop!! lol.

It's been a good year in most respects.  A family issue has put its ugly blotch on all the special events.  Why do people hold grudges and are so unforgiving.  I can't stand it, but unfortunately, it's not MY issue so I have to back off.

New granddaughter on the way.  Baby shower last night was really fun.  Yes, there was that blotch, but so many people I managed to focus on the joy, the food, the presents and creative games..did I mention the food? Oh, ok.

Hope you all have a glorious week!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

delay in blogging

Hello.  Sorry for the delay in blogging.  lazy I guess..or just too busy with social interaction on Twitter and Facebook.  I'm going to start a new format of blogging BRIEF stuff then maybe it won't feel so daunting and overwhelming, right?

Just read in the newspaper that Hollywood is planning to make MORE raunchy movies.

Six new movies came out recently, five of which are R rated and one unrated (probably sooo raunchy they don't know which letter to use.)  Let the sin begin!!  They will save us a bundle doin this however.  I think "Captain Phillips" was our last walk in movie..back to the movies we own and reruns.

It's Thursday and I'm looking forward to a weekend of entertainment.  Friday night a pumpkin carving party and Saturday night hosting our "dinner for 8" group.  Cartwheel.

See you later!!   Flo

Thursday, June 13, 2013

thurs june 13, 2013

Rained out.  We drive to the stadium, stand in line for 45 min to get a lousy hot dog, return to our seats...rained out.  The sun was shining, not raining, but earlier it had a gullywasher and the field was mush.  I guess it's more important the boys play safe than sorry.  It was the first 'practice' game for the Giants farm team short A.  The 'real' game starts tomorrow.

Uneventful day, some productive some lazin around kind of day.  It's alright, God is still on the throne!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Run Without Fear

My granddaughter joined a group of about sixty runners in Water Front Park in our city in behalf of Boston.  Candice ran with my two great grandkids.  I'm so proud of her.  In the article if you go to the website I post, she wrote a comment which I thought very wise and I'm so proud of her.  Here's the site, followed by some pictures I've posted from that day.  Thanks for reading my blog.  In the group picture, Candice and the kids are front row on right (kids are wearing U of O sweatshirts).  You may have to copy and paste the link below...her comment is in the text down a ways that begins with her name, Candice Davison....

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Hubby's retired!!!  Been two weeks..and well, I'm loving it.  No running off to bed by 9pm because of an early rise at 5am for him.  He can stay up with me 11:00 or later and we go to be together which he likes.  I still give him his space when he gets up earlier than I do...makes his own breakfast and is ok with that.  We're working on projects together, going on shopping quests together.  I'd say Retirement has brought us together!!!

I went to the prison where he worked and met everyone and shared in their celebration.  He was loved by the inmates and staff alike.  He always showed God's love to them and was an example of a godly man with good work ethics.

I was able to pull off a nice retirement party that night at his daughter's so I'd say he's gone out with a bang!!  Sure there's adjustments, mostly for him as he's worked so many years and I've been a homemake then retired so easier.  Congratulations Bob!!!!
  Big sub sandwich for staff and Bob.  Giant card signed by all the inmates and the plaque.

(green shirt next to girl in pink is Bob in bottom picture)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

starstruck what is up with that?  I tweet something to a celebrity, and got an answer without asking for one.  A surprise.  I got so excited I almost helped the dog chase his tail.  Am I that desperate for recognition?  YES!  Validation that I'm worth talking to by someone who has access to thousands to talk to.  It's kind of pathetic really.  The only validation I need is from my Heavenly Father.  He holds my future in His hand.

I'm embarressed at how easily I was prideful.  I wonder if celebrities struggle with pride..the ones who even care what God thinks.  So many don't care what God's thoughts about them are. I know Willie aka Duck Commander cares what God thinks, as do I. Still, it felt good.  So, thanks Willie!!  Love your show!!  Stay humble even though you are rich and famous.!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

I just realized I miss skiing.  Was I good at it?  No.  Snow Plow Queen.  But, it, as in cartwheels, was something I enjoyed.  The brisk cold air, puffy outfit and perky stocking cap.  Clunking around in ski boots that hurt my feet, but that feeling of being in the loop.  Being part of the "in" crowd.  They didn't know I wasn't good at skiing.  Drinking hot cocoa in the lodge.  Fun times.  The reality once I 'hit the slopes' was terror, people wooshing by me as I snow plowed my way down the baby hill.  I did get pretty fast actually skiing on one of the beginner hills, however and it was wonderful.  I stretched myself by taking on the more difficult runs, but it wasn't fun and I discovered my great capacity to whine...which led to wine..which led to "who cares" haha.  I haven't tried to ski since becoming 70..or even in my sixties..actually my last time was in my late 40s.  Divorce sometimes changes your sport choice.  I remarried and my husband's thing is baseball.  Now, I go to ball games all summer and dream about the skiing days in winter.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Coffee, I love you

Wake up so sluggish, drag myself outta bed all out of sorts...wrap my lips around the rim of my coffee cup full of magic..and ta dah!  Cloud is lifted, "lids" go up and hello morning.  Coffee, I love you!  I don't understand it, yes, I'm quite sure it's an addiction, but everything I read seems to be in favor of it and I've not heard of any intervention programs or 12 steps so I'm good.

It's Saturday!!  Parents of Upward Basketball kids..enjoy!!!  My granddaughter is 3rd grade..plays at 2pm. I like that.  Hubby doesn't..breaks up his day.  That's life in the slow lane dahlink!  Have a great day y'all!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time is goin...

Today is my youngest daughter's 34th Birthday.  Time is goin..

In reflecting back it's mind boggling how fast 34 years went by.  I was 36 when I had that went pretty doggone fast, too.  I'm 70 now and realizing I've had 70 birthdays, 70 summers, 70 Christmas's, all of it just a blur now.  Two different before Jesus, one after when I met Him at age 32.  I've experienced evil, good, and all in between.  I've sinned, and been forgiven countless times...but God has never said "enough, I'm done with you, Flo".  No, He has always been faithful.  He was there in the darkness of abuse as a child, He was there in all my marriages (4 in all).  He's been there thru thick and thin (yeah, I used to be thin..haha). 

If you do not know Jesus as your Savior and friend...time is goin...don't let death catch you without Him.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

2013.  Still sounds like a Futuristic year, made up in a sci fi movie or something, but here it is.  Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you plan to leave your anger, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness and pride in 2012 and not carry it into 2013.  Clean slate.  Resolve those things that keep you bound, that rob you of family time because of them.  If there is any way you can repair and have peace again with family or friends you've withdrawn your love from, do it.  Life is short.

I know some of my resolutions should be excercise more.  And eat less.  The usual empty promises you make for yourself.  I'm going to try.  Not because it's a new year, but because I want to feel good, have energy and wear my clothes.  I will NOT buy a moo moo in 2013!!

My husband retired Dec 31.  He is at work today on January 2nd as a temp.  3 months of that, then he'll be home.  There will be adjustments, but there will be joy also.  A major step for him.  I charted those waters for him in 2004.  He'll adjust..we'll adjust..I'll adjust.  Happy New Year friends.

Til next time.   Flo