Just a quick post to shout out a very grateful "THANK YOU" to all our veterans. We celebrate your bravery, willingness to serve, and love of this great country. It saddens me that we have so many that say we are not great but do nothing but grandstand and draw attention to themselves instead of putting energy into making it better. Did you vote? Do you take part in community improvements? Do you find out as much information about issues and make good choices for political changes? I'm pretty far from perfect on these myself but I'm trying to do better and will always support those who risk their lives for us. Will I ever "take a knee"? You bet...in prayer daily and I pray we can be the great country, wonderful people of America, and strong supporters of freedom. God Bless America and a humble thanks again to our service men and woman. My Dad served in WWII and my brothers in Vietnam...so proud of them!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Ahhh, November, the quiet month. I say this because once December hits it's all about getting ready for Christmas and that can be a really busy time. Even the hospital gets busier because everyone wants to get their surgeries done before the beginning of new insurance deductibles. November has the promise of Thanksgiving, turkey, family, and not as much hustle and bustle.
I put a bench out front near the driveway. What's funny is my kiddos came last weekend and nobody noticed it...really. My sister said "How could they not notice it"...my answer: "My kids were raised by wolves". She just said I was weird. She's right! But today I did see a funny thing in the back yard. It's probably better to see this than a pink elephant:
Sunday, October 29, 2017
October is quickly coming to a close and it's been a month that has just flown by. I find myself saying that about every month this year! The leaves have been slow to change and this past week was probably the big finale for them. It was also our family gathering for Halloween that started on Thursday with trick or treat in Ashland. The city always has it the Thursday before Halloween. I really don't know why but it was at least nice weather for the kiddlets.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
My blogging has been a bit slow these days. It's not that I'm not busy doing "things", but I'm not doing anything that's much worth blogging about. Since I'm trying to use this as a journal of sorts I feel the need to check in every now and then. So here I am, checking in as I'm getting ready to check out...of Ashland I mean! We're heading to Chicago tomorrow to see my Momma and Sis and enjoy this lovely Fall weather we've been having.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Today was our Granddaughter Addy's birthday...a big 9 years old! A party was planned and everything went according to that plan...lots of food, games, friends, and a very happy birthday girl! Happy birthday Rae Rae ( Everyone calls her that)! Welcome to the carnival of fun:
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Happy Fall 'y,all! Friday was the first day of my favorite season. Mother Nature is having the last laugh however, as our temperatures around these parts have been in the high 80's and even 90 over this weekend. Very hot for us this time of year. Plus no rain in the past few weeks. Well, it looks like by next weekend the very cool temps are coming our way and truly that will make it feel more like Autumn. One of the things I enjoy about this time of year is going to all the Fall festivals around the area. Saturday Jack and I headed over to Malabar Farm for it's annual Heritage days.
This is the Cilia Rose house. What makes it special? Well, Cilia Rose murdered her family by poisoning them...and yep, it's haunted too! We enjoyed all the things down on the farm Saturday and ended with a lunch of a grilled trail bologna and baby swiss cheese sandwich. We washed it down with some ice cold lemonade and then it was time to head home. There were many vendors selling everything from antiques to walking sticks. I managed to escape without buying a thing...a miracle! So let the season begin...go for a walk among the leaves turning colors, sip some cider or make a delish apple pie:
It's Fall y'all!
It's Fall y'all!