Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
We also learned a few more important traveling details, things I'm sure will come in handy the next time we fly...Being parents of a son who works for Delta is awesome...We fly for free!!!! Coming home on a busy business day (Monday) isn't awesome....We didn't come home on Monday....But our luggage did..Sitting at a airport watching completely full planes take off one after another headed toward Atlanta...Was not fun...Neither was being stuck in one airport while your clean underwear was in another.......Next time we fly, our game plan will be a little different(I will keep clean undies in my purse)....I can't wait to go back and visit longer...Thought I would share a few pics of the trip with you...
We were treated like royalty....My Uncle and Aunt drove us around town and took us out to Supper in my Uncles baby....A 1932 Buick that he restored to it's original show room look...I felt like I was going to the prom...This car was beautiful!
The enormous mast on the Star of India at the Maritime Museum
Beautiful San Diego Bay
This water was 62 degrees, I looked around at the people in the water and the ones sitting on the beach wrapped up in blankets and thought to my self....This ain't the Gulf Coast...The dome shape in the background is where the Spruce Goose used to be stored.
Standing on top of Signal Hill.....The view was breathtaking!!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I remember when my daughter came home from her honeymoon and said, "Were not using birth control, so if God blesses us with ten kids we will love and provide for everyone of them". That was ten years ago and they are still waiting for that family to arrive...With a strong faith, they've never given up on the thought of a family, even with complications and infertility issues they've held strong to believing God will provide...A month ago, a young woman walked into their lives wanting to give her unborn baby to them...She had scheduled an abortion and couldn't go through with it....Her life was in turmoil and she knew she couldn't raise a baby in her world....This is a wonderful story! But.........The baby isn't due until April and their is still time for her to change her mind....
After meeting her I was saddened by her life and how she wanted to change things and start fresh...I drove home wondering how I should pray...
Of course the most important thing is a healthy Mother and baby, as well as a safe and easy delivery....
My heart wants to pray for her life to change and get on the track she wants....The selfish part of me is afraid that if it does before the baby is born that she will change her mind...And my baby won't be the Mother she yearns to be...
I've quickly realized that this isn't a Lifetime Movie...There are so many emotions and uncertainties involved in an adoption...The only thing that is certain is the Father has signed over his rights..My daughter and son-in-law still need to prepare for a baby that they may or may not get...The Mother is full of emotions, my daughter is full of emotions and I am overwhelmed with the thought of all this....
I will be keeping you posted because our journey has just began......
More to come...............
Sunday, November 28, 2010
My daughter made the trip with me and we decided to come home so she could spend Thanksgiving with her husband (my hubby had already left for my in-laws Wednesday at lunch)...We will go back when they clear him for surgery.
Needing a little holiday spirit we decided to go to Atlanta for the lighting of Macy's Great Tree (which I still call Rich's Tree Lighting)...Every Thanksgiving they show it on television and we have always watched it....Never missed a show....But never went....And every year I cry when the special performer sings the high note on "OH Holy Night" and the lights come on the tree...
Crowds by the thousands filled the parking lot and lined the streets, the spirit of the season was electric...There was a 30 minute pre show followed by an hour of holiday singing ....AMAZING!!! Katherine Mcphee was one of the performers and did this years honors of "OH Holy Night", and seriously it gave me chills...
And just when you thought it was over...A 20 minute fireworks display synchronized to Christmas music...
AWESOME!!!!! We've decided this will be our new Thanksgiving tradition, complete with a stop by the Waffle House (we live in the South people, Waffle House is a tradition in it's self)........
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
(On September 17, 1994 , Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.) Question: If you could live forever, would you and why? Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever," --Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign .
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body," --Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country," --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it," --A congressional candidate in Texas .
"Half this game is ninety percent mental." --Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.." --Al Gore, Vice President
"I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix ." -- Dan Quayle
"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?" --Lee Iacocca
"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." -- Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.
"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people." -- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.
"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances." --Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina
"Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas." --Keppel Enderbery
"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record." --Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It's been a year since I bought my last purse, and I have suffered greatly....You see, I am a purse connoisseur....I buy a new purse every season....I buy a good purse every season...
I am a purse snob.....(They say admitting the problem is the first step....Right!)
Now that it's time for a new Fall/Winter purse, I promised my husband I'd be smart and practical when buying this years beauty (neither one of the two have I ever been accused of ) so I drank three cappuccino's and had a long drawn out conversation with myself in the car and thought I had set some pretty solid ground rules......I was going in........My plan was simple,I would stand at the end of each isle and look at what got my attention and then check out the price tag...(You know, see if it was a mind over matter kind of thing)..........I walked in tall and tough and proud, ready for the new me................Well, all it took was one good whiff of leather and my eyes glazed over... I caved quicker than Imelda Marcos would at a Manolo Blahnik outlet mall....
I started running through row after row of soft leather, hard leather, patent leather, reds, blacks and browns, all the beautiful colors of Fall.......Just with buckles and straps....
After I noticed security starring at me (I'm sure I looked like a deranged lunatic on crack), I tried to gather my composure, all I could do was hear those stupid little words I said to my husband....Surely he knows me better than that......
Still, with tear filled eyes I walked away empty handed starring at the store through the rear view mirror....
I ran into Walmart for a few items and thought, just thought I would wonder by the purse section....I promise you know.....A Hannah Montana purse is not my idea of downsizing....
The hunt continues.............
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thanks to you all....
Your the Best!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
And a peaceful walk on the gulf
Friday, August 6, 2010
1. People who pee on the commode seats in public bathrooms because they think sitting down on it is disgusting.....
2. Hair in a sink...Makes me feel weird but then again I am weird..
3. A dirty mirror...See comment from number 2
5.Actually going to sleep and waking up because you need to pee then laying back down wide awake because you, A. Have the theme song from i Carly stuck in your head (Yes, this is a Nickelodeon show and Yes, I have had my Granddaughter...)
And B. Getting that song out of your head only to replace it with Carrie Underwood's Undo It.
6.Hot flashes and mood swings.....These I count as one because one is closely followed by the other....At least at my house
7. Listening to your husband make new and strange noises with his mouth at 3:35am while having hot flashes and mood swings.....This is why some people never remarry.
8.Right now, I hate my pressure cooker and all the mason jars in the whole wide world.....
9. Body odor
10. Talking with a mouth full of food
Warning.....There could be a new list tomorrow it all depends on a good nights sleep...
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Enjoy the rest of the Summer!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Today is Lizzie's birthday, and I want to wish her a Happy Birthday.....Your still a hot mama even if you can't Salsa, Tap Dance, Tango or just squat down........
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tonight the princess decided to take a leisurely bubble bath and I being her loyal servant obliged her.........
When she stepped into the tub she asked, "Gram, would you play one of those funny records you like to listen to while I'm in here".......I couldn't believe what I was hearing, someone who bops around the house singing Justin Bieber and The Jonas Brothers and shakes her tiny behind to Lady Gaga, was wanting to listen to Ella Fitzgerald.....Her Grammie's old Jazz tunes
I stood and watched as she lay in a bubble filled tub with her eyes closed and her head laid back, Lady Ella's magic spell was cast
It was beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
I think I'll introduce her to a little Nina Simone the next bubble bath........
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The pressure cooker and the garden was still here when when we got home...I'm currently planning my next escape.........
Friday, July 9, 2010
Well folks, once again it's that time of year when I don my Caroline Ingles apron and curse the garden and the heat....You got it!! It's canning and preserving time.....I'm so excited, I just can't hide it......NO, I'M IN TORMENT!!!!! If I was born in the 1800's I'm pretty sure I would have been a prostitute, because if I'd had been a farmers wife I believe my husband would have gotten tired of my whining and took me out behind the barn and shot me........(Beside, my uterus would have had a cut-off valve anyway and I don't like body odor).......
Anyway, I need to keep my status as raining queen, so I pitch a fit and go on.........Trust me, it does no good, for this once red lipstick wearing, no such thing as to many sales in one day, and quality purse toting woman who use to get shinny gifts, only gets rewarded with 30lbs of South Georgia Peaches in need of preserving now......When my husband was a teenager he didn't have a poster of Rachel Welch on his wall, it was June Cleaver, I'm sure of it!!! Let's clarify something, I don't want to be June Cleaver, I'd rather be Holly Golightly (from Breakfast at Tiffany's).............
So I stay and work in the labor camp that I call home for mere pennies a day...........(Anyone feeling sorry for me yet)
And after removing 2,765 briers from different parts of my body I walked into the house with a bucket of these beauties...
During the winter my Father in law gave us some green beans for our garden that come from some ancestors during the 1800's. They came from some Cherokee Indians before the trail of tears . Each family has gotten seeds out of each crop for the next year and it's been going strong ever since.....Well, after spending three hours in 150 degree (I added in the humidity) heat picking these monster beans, and two days and nights picking and canning more.......I have decided that we need to give them back their beans......We have taken enough from them....And if they act now, they can take the garden too......
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Last night I dreamed my husband was trading me to another man.......My new home would be in a shack by the swamp near the Atlanta Airport......There is no swamp near the Atlanta Airport! My new husband was short, extremely overweight, bald and smelled of perforated bowel. My husband, being the thoughtful man he is, assured me he would talk to my new companion about his body odor....This did not comfort me.....In my dream, my husband allowed this man to sleep with us for one week..A good trial run he called it.......I woke up early to both men sleeping in brightly colored clothes on opposite sides of the bed and ran away....I wasn't living with a man that smells like rotting flesh..........I ran into a darkened tunnel that turned into a shopping center, there was store after store of beautiful purses and it wasn't long until I stole one........I was then a criminal running from mall security.....I found myself in the food court stuffing my beautiful purse with stolen food from the food court (apparently I was going to be on my own and needed nourishment). Not going to ruin the beautiful stolen purse, I had also confiscated some 100% Egyptian cotton sheets to line my purse with..(I may be a criminal, but I know how to care for quality). As I try to run out of the mall I find my self walking into the sunshine and into several family members both past and present, inviting me to a family reunion , after explaining to them that I can't go since my husband is selling me to another, they take the food from my purse and spread it on the table..
I turn around to see a beautiful fountain filled with children playing...They were mine....
Just another night in my head...........
Sleep well my friends.....
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My husband is convinced I am going through some kind of a midlife crisis, which he refers to as"heart dropsy".. I don't know why he calls it that, he just does....Of course this man still calls a bra a brazier..He's officially 110 years old.....I've tried to convince him that a quality purse could snap me out of it, but so far I'm not winning. I think his main concern is the fact that I've not dusted or vacuumed all week...(Now I'm worried)
He's convinced I'm looking for a young lover named Miguel or Armando
Yes! I tell him, men with names like these love middle age women with stretch marks and sagging breast, I have to run at least four of them away from the door a day.....Please understand. Mr. Sexy Calves has never been accused of being romantic or jealous, his new jealousy is almost comical....One Valentines Day, I lite candles around a bubble filled tub and his first response was, "Are you trying to burn down the house" It was then I realized I was married to my Grandfather........That has never happened again!!!!
He swears it all started when I got what he calls those "brown strips" in my hair, after that I started going to Photography School and gotten more interested in my Body Products business...The past two weeks I've been busy sanding sheet rock in our basement and trying to make room for all my products, my little soap business has gotten quite larger than I thought and I have ran out of space in my laundry room, so who knows where it will go from here but right know I'm looking at websites (which I know nothing about) and if any of y'all want any samples of anything I make, let me know, I'll be glad to send you some. They are all Natural and Organic...I'm also loving Photography, the world is so beautiful when your looking through a lens.. I have my first wedding shoot in November (I was forced into that, Thank you Hope)...As for Mr. Sexy Calves, I have no plans of trading him in for a younger model (he doesn't complain about my sagging breast).
And I hope to catch up with everyone real soon...Don't give up on me!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yes, I am fully aware that my life is a sad miserable mess, but this man has brought this middle aged woman a great deal of happiness and excitement over the years....Just look at that face!!!