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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Those were the days...

When our son was young, his friends would congregate in his bedroom and play video games.  As he got older, getting friends that didn’t live within walking distance and we didn't know, we bought a pool table for the basement as well as moving the video games down.  They played poker down there, watched TV and did boy things (like eating us out of house and home).  Eventually, we even got a ping pong top to put over the pool table

When son graduated from high school, he completely moved down there.  It was like his own little apartment.  He commuted first to community college and then to college downtown.  The pool table wasn't being used and with the top over it became a catch all for our son’s junk. 

When he moved to Vegas, hippie cleared the table and it was clean for about 5 minutes until he started using it for a catch all. 

Pool tables are huge, taking up a lot of room. We recently gave it away to our nephew’s son that got married in May.  He had it re-felted from green to red.  

The pool table had served its purpose for us.  At the time, we wanted a place where son’s friends could come and we would know who he was hanging with, getting to know them. I loved that our son’s friends liked spending so much time here.  Sometimes I miss those days but I don’t really miss the pool table, there is so much more room down there now, lol. 

Friday, November 28, 2014


Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

We did.  We went to my brother's and brought leftovers home lol.

When we got up in the morning there was a small amount of snow.  Throughout the day there were light flurries.  When we left to go home from brother's and got on the freeway, it was pretty scarey, part of the way it was white out conditions.  By the time we got closer to home, it had stopped.

The heavier snow finally came to our neighborhood when we got home, ha!  I fell asleep around 9 until I heard the next door neighbor snow-blowing passed the bedroom window.  So much for sleeping.

We've had quite the amount of snow for November, not as bad as some though (thank goodness).  It gives me a foreboding of winter.  

Friday, November 14, 2014


More than I thought...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

First Snow

We are getting our first taste of snow. blech.  I don't think we are in for much.  It is starting to stick on the garage roof and garbage bins, ha!  I hope we still have an Indian summer...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


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In the zodiac, I'm a Libra.  What are you?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Random thoughts

1.  I like to send my Christmas cards on the 1st of December.  That means I have to get going on them.  I decided to write a dreaded newsletter which I've already started.  I don't send them to many people though. 

2.  It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here soon.  My brother and his wife are having it again, thank goodness.

3. Cleveland Browns 6-3, Wow!  The Buckeyes are doing pretty well too!

4.  I think I'm a book snob or more precisely a listening snob.  When I listen to fiction audio books, I never listen to one that a man reads although I have tried.  It was hard at first when I listened to a woman read and she had to sound like a man.  For some reason, it's even more difficult for me to hear a man trying to sound like a woman.  Kinda crazy!

5.  Wednesday is the last of Alphabe-Thursdays for this round.  Eh, at least I posted for each letter.  It really hasn't got me back much into blogging as I had hoped.  I guess I'll just muddle along like I did before.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


One of my favorite Beatles song.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Eection Day

I hope everyone votes today. 

Although I must say, I'm not excited but I will go and do my duty as a citizen of this country. 

I'm mostly thrilled that the political calls and surveys will end, ha...

Saturday, November 1, 2014


I always think I miss when my son was little taking him out for Halloween.  Then you have a day like last night and I remember how much I don't miss it, HA...

It was rainy and cold.  The poor parents with their umbrellas. 

The weather people even suggested there might be some sleet, but it didn't happen.

I remember in 1993, our son was 11 and we had snow.  That year hippie took him and his friends, lol.

I did miss not being able to sit on the front steps and handing out the candy, having to hunker down in the house.  Maybe next year will be better.