Friday, November 30, 2007
Nov. 29th - For God's word
Nov. 28th - For busy times
Nov. 27th - For quiet times
Nov. 26th - For my job, which has allowed me to travel
Nov. 25th - For my nice warm and cozy bed
Nov. 24th - For date nights with my husband
Nov. 23rd - For having more than enough food on my table
Nov. 22nd - For this Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 21st- For my home
Nov. 20th - For my sweet pet Cleo
Nov. 19th - For my three sisters
Nov. 18th - For my Dad
Nov. 17th - For Saturday evening church services
Nov. 16th - For my morning walks in the park
Nov. 15th - For my morning coffee
Nov. 14th - For books
Nov. 13th - For all of my blogging friends
Nov. 12th - For my good results from my recent mammmogram test
Nov. 11th - For the men and women who are veterans
Nov. 10th - Dinner with the whole family tonight
Nov. 9th - That I spent a wonderful day with my granddaughter
Nov. 8th - That my daughter is feeling better
Nov. 7th - To have heat that clicked on this morning
Nov. 6th - To be having dinner tonight with old friends
Nov. 5th - For 31 years of marriage
Nov. 4th - For my granddaughter and the two new grandbabies coming this spring
Nov. 3rd - For my children
Nov. 2nd - For my husband
Nov. 1st - To be alive
And this is how I think I'm getting my hair cut today. That's a picture of Stormie Omaritian, she's a Christian writer. Don't you just love her name? I just don't know what to do with it anymore now that I finally got it long and I seen this picture of Stormie and thought, this is really a cute cut. I am the world's most inept person when it comes to fixing my hair. No I really am, I can never fix it the way they do at the salon or even come close to having it look like when they do it. It always looks like a frizzy mess, so we'll see what my girl says when I go today. I like her alot, she's my hubby's first cousin and I've been going to her for years and she's very honest in telling me what will look good or not. I don't know what I'll do if she ever stops cutting hair. So we'll see if I chicken out or not. LOL I know it's just hair but hey it's something I have to fix and deal with everyday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Yesterday Maddie, Mommy and I decided to go to the mall and Christmas shop. We went to the Disney Store to get one of the nieces a present and of course Grandma was blinded by the beauty of the pink princess pretend cell phone and had to get one for Maddie. Who is this chick princess named Aurora on the phone anyway? I know alot of Disney characters but she is new to me. I thought this was Cinderella. Anyway, off the subject as usual. As I was saying, I was gazing at these lovely pink cell phones, while Maddie must have been taking some Disney wash towels and putting them behind her in her stroller. I went to the counter and paid for the cell phone and we left the store and continued shopping. It wasn't till about an hour later we seen these extra little trinkets that she had taken from the store. So we head on back to the Disney store while Maddie is happily chewing on her new treasures. We told the teenage clerk that the little 15 month old took these things without us knowing it and we wanted to pay for them now. She was not amused and kind of looked at us like we were criminals. So I paid the $3.00 to Disney because we all know Disney is hurting for the money and told Maddie it's not right to take things without paying. She just looked at us and continue chewing on her new treasures. Moral of the story, Grandmas should not get blinded by the beauty of pink and Disney should not put little trinkets at kids eyes and hand levels.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Stephanie when she was little. This picture is dated 1991. That's her brother Nick and her Mom, Lisa in the picture with her. Her Mom was one of my best friends and she passed away in 1995.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Here are my other three girls. My youngest daughter Christina and my niece Stephanie(who is like a daughter to me) and my oldest daughter Melissa(aka Maddie's Mom). Aren't they so pretty?
I just thought this ice sculpture of the turkey was so cool. I took about four pictures of him. LOL
This is my Dad, who takes us all out to eat every Thanksgiving and there were around 26 of us at the Thanksgiving dinner. He's with Maddie and Melissa.
And I thought this was a great shot of Maddie looking at herself in the big mirror. I wonder what she was thinking.
Well, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. These are just a few of the photos I took. I think my family is starting to hide from me whenever they see me and my camera come around. LOL I got an early Christmas present, a new Sony Cybershot PINK camera. It is so cool and I'm having alot of fun learning the ins and outs of it. It's a touch screen and they even engraved my name on it for free. Anyway, I ate way too much food but did so enjoy the dinner with all my sisters and Dad and their families. I know alot of people can't even imagine going out for Thanksgiving Day but we've been doing it for years and the place we go to really does a nice job. Last night I had our little family dinner and that was full of fun and laughter, but that is for another post. Hope you all had a wonderful time also.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is an ultrasound picture of my son's son who is due the end of March. Isn't he so cute? The proud parents just found out they are having a boy. Grandma and Grandpa are very excited to meet him in the spring. Not sure of his name yet, but I know they have been thinking of naming him Michael, which is my sweetie's name.
Here I am last Thanksgiving with my sweet grandbaby Madison, she was only a few months old and was sleeping most of the meal. I doubt if she'll do that this year. But look at how little she was.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Somewhere between 4pm and 5pm Cleo decides it's happy hour and she'll follow me around until I give her some treats. Then when she's full and rested, it's time to groom--ALOT.
Then before the sun sets, she'll watch out the window for imaginary things. If she's lucky she'll see a squirrel.
Then it's time to go to bed for the night on my cream colored couch that I now keep covered with a throw.
I think Cleo has a pretty good life, don't you? I couldn't get a picture of her crazy time, you people who have cats know what I mean. It's the time of day when she runs around the house like her tail's on fire. I know you are wondering where's Travel Tuesday but it's a busy week so we'll go to London next week. If you just can't wait to go to London until next week, pop over and visit Sandy at Whistlestop Cafe , she just came home from there and has some good posts from her visit and she just has a great blog with some good recipes too. An just because I think this is so cool go here to authorblog and check out this photo, be sure to read his post.
And just one other thing, my sweetie leaves early every morning for work and he left me this on the kitchen counter this morning. It's from his little calendar that is made just for Dads. I thought it was so good:
"We can't form our children on our own concepts: we must take them and love them as God gives them to us"
I know this post was all over the place but hey you guys should know that about me now. Have a great day and I promise we will go to London next week.
Monday, November 19, 2007
This is my good friend and fellow travel agent Alice and her group of traveling buddies. Alice is the one kind of leaning on the left. She's a hoot to work with. We tell each other that if we ever need to go into a nursing home that our kids should put us on a cruise ship instead and we can float around the seas and they can visit us in port or on the ship. Think about it, you have a doctor and nurse on board, you have all of your meals and entertainment and it's probably cheaper then going into a nursing home.
Anyway, my work had a travel show the other night. We had a pretty good turnout and it was alot of fun. I loved talking to some of our clients and finding out how they liked their trips they took. The most interesting couple I talked to had just come back from Africa on a African Safari. I've known this couple for awhile and they have traveled the world. They told me about how they came upon a lion kill while they were in Africa and that they stayed at a lodge called The Ark, where you can watch the animals come to visit the salt lick. It is a lodge that is shaped to resemble the Ark and it has balconies and decks for great views. It just sounded so interesting to me and fascinating. I also asked them where their favorite place was out of all of the places they have been in this world and they told me that New Zealand was the most beautiful of all they had seen. In fact the husband told me that at every turn they went in New Zealand that there was another beautiful sight to see. I knew Australia was at the top of my list to see but now New Zealand is up there also. This is the best part of my job talking to people about their trips and hearing how excited they are when they see new places in this world. The worst part is dealing with the airlines. Have a great Monday!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Okay now maybe some of you know how to decipher dreams because last night I had a really weird one. Here's my dream or nightmare. Do you remember the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds? Well, I had a dream last night that these birds were attacking me and I ran behind a big wrought iron fence and for some reason the birds could not fly over the fence to get me or anyone else on my side of the fence (hey it's a dream) so we shut the door and the birds are on the other side and another person(on the wrong side of the fence) comes yelling to me "open the door they are killing me"(don't remember if this person is male or female) and I remember thinking if I open this door the birds will get me and everyone else behind the door but if I don't the birds will get this one person and then I woke up shaking. So what does it all mean? Maybe it means I shouldn't drink caffeine diet drinks at 8pm anymore and take a Tylenol PM because my back was hurting or maybe it's something deeper. Who really knows when it comes to dreams? But either way I thought it was an interesting dream because do you save the one and risk the many or do you not open the door? And you don't have any time to think it through, I would hope I could save everyone but I was spared that decision when I woke up. Too deep for my little brain!
At the very least it should make me rethink my caffeine intake anymore. Have a good weekend!