Thursday, November 27, 2008

Check out my Paintings to your Left and Thanksgiving Day

Well I finally posted a couple of my paintings. I love, love, my TULIP painting. I gave it to my daughter for her birthday a couple of years ago. Her favorite flower is the Tulip.
My mom has the other two paintings. I'll post more of my art later on.
Now about Thanksgiving. Dinner was delish! The brined turkey was wonderful, may be a new family tradition.
Has anyone besides me ever noticed, especially with holiday meals, 6 or more hours to prepare, 20 minutes or less to devour? Just an observation I make every year and after all these years it hasn't changed. Our neighbors and my daughter and her husband and two of the grandchildren came over, so this was probably the smallest Thanksgiving gathering I have ever had.
Today we have been listening to Christmas music most of the day, setting the stage for the joy of the Christmas hustle and bustle.
I hope you all had a great celebration today.
Well, I am off to read a few blogs. I have in the past two week become a blog-a-holic. I am lovin' these things. They are so interesting and fun to read. Thanks everyone for your blog.

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Chief Cook here! Well generally I am but I don't know about tomorrow. I think JB is going to help with the turkey. We are brining the turkey. Salt, sugar, spices, vinegar and ice water. Should be interesting, I have heard of this but never tried it. Everything I have heard has always been good things, so I will give an update tomorrow or Friday.
I am going to give you things I am Thankful for.
  1. My husband JB. He is a great person, he is smart, caring, and not only does he love me, he loves my girls and the grandchildren.
  2. My girls, Heather, Staci, and Sarah. Having children gives you the ability to love someone unconditionally, with all your heart, in a way that is unexplainable.
  3. My sister, Eva, there is nothing like having a sister, even if you are 900+ miles apart, and you are exact opposites, there is something wonderful to be said about having someone you can always turn to, no matter what.
  4. My grandchildren, now this is pure, complete JOY! My heart leaps with JOY just thinking of my grandchildren.
  5. My friends, what can I say. They are there through thick and thin, no matter what, warts and all. My partners, my buds, my always got your back pals, even when I'm not lovable, they love ME. Life wouldn't be any kind of life without my friends.
  6. My church, I love my church family, I love being part of, and I am . I know I am loved.
  7. My country, WOW! I live in a country that I have the freedom to be me, and you have the freedom to be you.
  8. My home, I love having a place to call home. It is ours. A place to lay my head at night, to cook our meals, to wash clothes, to read, to craft, to watch TV, play on the computer. We can do what we want here, it's home.
  9. My new car, how blessed am I with a new car.
  10. Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of THANKSGIVING. (NLT)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


9:30 a.m. Well it started out busy I went to WW and lost enough weight to hit exactly 12 lbs. following the weight watchers plan, and not to closely at times. My BAD! I am happy with the results. That put me at about 25 lbs in 22 months.
10:30a.m. After WW, I went to pick up a lab slip for my MIL and ask if my doctor had a cancellation for today and VIOLA!
12:45 p.m. At the doctors office, with an antibiotic and something is for this dang cough.
1:30 p.m. I feel really crummy, the good news about this bug is I do have moments (maybe hours) that I feel good then I fade. (bad news)
3:30 p.m. JB takes his mom for the blood work and physical therapy (4p.m.) and to pick up my meds. Me I lay around on the sofa
4:45 p.m. I start dinner, the rest of my family comes home at
5:30 p.m. Dinner, and it was delish! Chicken, mashed garlic potatoes, and green beens
6:30 p.m. Out the door to Sams warehouse, pick up the final things for T-Giving dinner (PIE)
and odds and ends.
7:30 p.m. I need to try the cinnamon-apple pie from Sams with CoolWhip free.
8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00p.m. The Mentalist....My New Favorite Show
10:00 p.m. Computer time

Always be joyful. Pray continually, and give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus. 1THESSALONIANS 5: 16-18


Monday, November 24, 2008

Right Around the Corner

Three days until Thanksgiving, then Christmas. WOW! Then 2009! I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone by. I will have to reflect on this past year, and think of what I have accomplished. Not tonight. I have got the crazy bug that seems to be going around. Yuck! and now....... JB has it.
I did get out of the house today and bought our Thanksgiving turkey and the fixins' for dinner, so I am glad about that, I need to pick up a pie or two from Sams, and JB wants eggnog.
Speaking of eggnog...that's a segway, I will be at Weight Watchers tomorrow, I need to get back on track. I have lost about 17 lbs in a little over a year, 12 of it on WW, I have 9 or 10 more to go.
This has been a journey, kind of like driving cross country, without a map.
I just have to remember:
You made my whole being; you formed me in my mothers body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What YOU have done is wonderful. PSALM 139: 13-14
Hope everyone has a blessed tomorrow.