Saturday, January 15, 2011

That long??????

Wow....has it really been that long?  Jeepers creepers.

Not too much exciting is going on anyways.  Just trying to stay warm.  When I first got on the puter, it was 2 degrees.  It's warming up to 6!

Haven't been up to much.  Working overtime and shoveling snow.  That's about it.  And playing on the puter.

Invested in the "Nook" e-reader from Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks ago (a Christmas present from my mom).  Have 3 books downloaded so far (that is just too easy!!)  I'm getting used to it though.  The only part that is weird is you don't flip the pages, just hit the arrow.  Scott said now we don't have to go to B&N anymore...not!  I still need to get my "high" from the book smell as you walk in the door and check out the magazines.

I am so ready for warmer weather.  I consider myself a true New Englander, but enough with the snow.  Why is it when we were little kids, we could play outside in the snow for hours on end?  Now I walk by the closed outside door and feel the little draft under the door and brrrrr!  I don't like getting old.

Plans?....Grocery shopping, Target shopping and Lowe's with Scotty.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another year has passed.....

November 11, 2008 - November 11, 2010

To my Dad in Heaven -  It's hard to believe that two years have passed since you have gone Home.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.  I still cry sometimes, knowing that you are not here, but I know you were tired and wanted to go Home.  And I hope it is a glorious Home.

Even though there are tears, there is laughter too.  The antics that you used to do, still make me laugh.  And I want you to know that I was and still am proud of you.  You fought a hard battle right to the end.  I'm so proud to be your daughter.  I hope I make you just as proud.

I love you, Dad.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Heaven has a new Angel...

Uncle Donald made his journey Home this morning.  At least he's no longer suffering.

I guess I'm feeling sorry for myself....but how many more people that I love so much do I have to lose from cancer?  Scott's been through this 4 times so much more can he take?

Please just say prayer for Uncle Donald....may he rest in peace.  And never, ever take life for granted.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Delay in postings...

I know it has been a very, very long time since I last posted.  Guess you could say I'm taking a break from posting.  Right now, I need to be with my family and friends more.

Visiting Scott's Uncle Donald and Aunt Annie.  Uncle Donald has lost alot of weight since the last time we saw him.  And he's aged.  I try to keep my sense of humor around him, but it's so hard.  He reminds me of how my dad was when he was fighting cancer.  It's just not fair!  To see someone so strong to dwindle from life.  Why???????

I tell myself because God has something else in mind for them, but it's hard to understand.

Needless to say, I'm so glad Scott and I came to see them.  It's going to be a hard visit. 

Please keep Uncle Donald in your thoughts and prayers.  They are desparately needed.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Belated July 4th....

What is the matter with me?  I just can't seem to write to the blog lately!  I guess my life just isn't very exciting.

Didn't do much this three-day weekend.  I did some yard work with my "Garden Groom" (I LOVE that thing!) and some weedwacking.  Scotty washed the vehicle and cleaned the cloudy headlights on my mom's and my cars.  Some kit he picked up at Advance Auto.  They do look better, though.  Then floated around in the pool in the afternoons.

We didn't go to the fireworks in Putnam this year.  I asked him if he wanted to go, he said, "No...we've seen them once."  I guess once is it.

On Saturday, we went to We-Lik-It (YUM).  We both had hot fudge sundaes (not enough fudge for me!).  He got the Holstein and I got Meadow Marsh or Mash, something like that.  It was vanilla ice cream with fudge ripple and chocolate brownie bites in it.  His was chocolate with some vanilla and almonds.  Then I saw one of my classmates from grammar school (many, many years ago) there.  (She works there running the stand.)  Becky hasn't changed a bit.  Isn't that weird how the past comes back around.  It's amazing.

Well, tomorrow another work week begins.  I'm sure it will be a very long 4 days.  At least vacation is only a month away.

Stay cool!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A long time....

I know....I've been slacking off big time.

It's another hot one today.  Thank goodness the pool is up and running.  I think Scott's having more fun with it than I am.  We bought some floats yesterday and outdoor cushions for the chairs.  Nothing very exciting.

Scott called West Virginia last night...Uncle Donald isn't doing well with the chemo he's getting for his cancer.  I guess they are giving him double doses.  We're going in August to visit with them.  I think it's going to be a tough one for all of us.  I've been saying extra prayers for him and Aunt Annie.

Mom's getting ready to watch the NASCAR race at Loudon Speedway.  Her man is #5, Mark Martin.  Scott's is #88, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  Mine?  I don't really have one.  I watch it, but going around in a circle?  I don't know.  It's like golf, running around after a little ball....puhleaze.  I'd rather be driving the golf cart.  That looks like it's much more exciting.

No other news, which I guess is good news.  I'm still reading the book "Little Bee" which is pretty good.  Just taking me a long time to finish.  The afghan?  I'm still working on that too.  I've got to start moving though if I want it done for August for Aunt Annie and Uncle Donald.

Stay cool!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Aunt Annie's home!

Scott and I got good news yesterday about his Aunt Annie.  She's home from the hospital ahead of schedule.  He talked to her yesterday and she sounded good.  I am so relieved; Scott is too.

Didn't do much this weekend.  Too hot and humid for me.  Yesterday Scott and I did some errands and visited with some of his friends at the park.  I broke down and went to Woolworks yarn store in Putnam yesterday.  Bad, bad, bad!!!  But I just can't help it.  I walk in there and the yarn is calling my name.  Nan-ceeeeee, knit with meeeee!  Blasted yarn.

There really isn't too much other excitement going on.  Been working on separating the paint cans in the cellar for the Hazardous Waste thing in Pomfret next Saturday.  I even found a small can of bowling alley wax!  No bowling alleys here, so I have no idea what my dad was doing with that.

Been awhile since my "words of Yankee wisdom", hasn't it?  So here it is:
"If it rains on the first Sunday of the month, every Sunday except one will be wet"