The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The old and the new

So, Happy New Year (even though it's January 6th, a little late;-)

We had a pretty great Christmas.  Son and dil spent around 2 weeks.  One week they stayed at her mom's and the second week with us.  Although I do use that term loosely.  They spent a lot of time with friends which was good.

We did have an eventful Christmas weekend.  We spent Christmas Day at dil's mother's house.  Then Saturday, we took my brother, his wife, son and dil to a fancy restaurant.  Then Sunday, hippie and I went to an afternoon wedding reception. 

The weather was unusually warm over the holidays although in the past few days it has finally changed.  It's gotten colder and we did get a smattering of snow.  I'll take it though considering how it was the last two years. 

I hope everyone had a great holiday.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


I haven't been around much.  Life has gotten in the way, lol.

Right after I wrote my last post I got a terrible cold that I had for more than 2 weeks, ugh!

Son and daughter-in-law came to town and I saw son for about 10 minutes the whole time they were here.  I talked to dil through the bedroom door, ha!  I didn't want either of them to catch what I had.  They stayed at her mom's house (her mom was in NY).  Hippie, son and dil went to my brother's for Thanksgiving while I stayed home and coughed and slept.  It wasn't a great Thanksgiving at least for me.

Also, I had some doctor stuff going on. 

I've been trying to get it together for Christmas.  I finally got my Christmas cards out last week.  (I usually send them out Dec. 1)..

I wasn't really into decorating.  Hippie knows how much I love having them up though.  He started putting some of them up for me which I was thankful for.  He really is too good to me sometimes ;-)  Everything isn't all up but it's good enough.

I think I've turned into my mother.  I never thought I would, but we put up one of her little trees this year instead of our big one. 

I also got a new snowman window this year.  I really love it.

Son and dil will be coming for Christmas.  Hopefully, everything will go good then.  I don't think I'll be blogging again until the new year but you never know.  hah!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Warm Heart Wednesday

First there was Alphabe-Thursday, then Saturday Census, now Warm Heart Wednesday, how could I not be a part of the beginning.  Ha!  In these troubled times both personally and in the world, this makes perfect sense. (Although Jenny- I still miss Saturday Census lol).

 Last Thursday, my friend Magellan and I ended up at Panera Bread. We sat at a table that was in front of a little fire place.  I had a cup of chicken noodle soup and a half a grilled cheese sandwich.

What could warm a heart more then a fire, comfort food and a good friend.

Check out other Warm Heart Wednesday's at Jenny Matlock.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Voice-moving on

I think I've said this before but every season they seem to add a new dimension to the Voice.  This time it was bringing back a contestant which at first I thought was good until I didn't.  It pretty much seemed like they didn't have a chance to be voted through or picked by the coach. 

While I'm complaining, I really don't like either in the blinds, knockouts that they don't show all the contestants singing that get on the show. They do some montages which would be fine but why can't they at least show their performances in total online?  Doesn't make sense.

What's with cutting half the teams last night?  I think that's too many to cut at one time.  Is it my imagination or does it seem like they are trying to shorten the season. It seems - rush rush to me.

In any case, I only voted online I didn't buy any ITunes.  I only voted for 3 from each coach.  I voted through 8 out of the 12 left.  It may even be 9 because one team I only remembered one for sure that I voted for, ha!

I still overall like the show but I am getting somewhat disenchanted with it.  I know, 1st world problem, who cares lol.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Voice

Well, this is the first night of the live performances, the second tomorrow. We'll get to see who stays on Wednesday but my prediction is unless something terrible happens, I'm pretty sure Jordan Smith is going to win from Adam's team.  I just got that feeling the same way I did last time with Sawyer Fredrick, ha!  He does have an amazing voice though.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Yo Ho!

So, we had 51 kids come for Halloween.  I remember when son was little we had so many more come to the door.  Although, a lot of people on our street don't give out candy anymore, it's really quite sad.

My spirits were lifted when a pirate ship came along behind a mom and her young child.

It was so cool.  I asked if I could take a picture, lol.  I told the dad he was a good dad (I didn't think at the time but I hope he was the dad.)