Saturday, January 31, 2009

Florida Pictures

St. Augustine Vacation!
This is one of the first things we saw after we got off the plane. Was kind of scary to me seeing this nuclear plant stuff. Was not what I was expecting for sure. But I took a picture of it at 60 mph for Scott! He was the one so impressed with it. O.K..

Then we crossed this HUGE bridge. I don't like big bridges because I am SCARED TO DEATH OF HEIGHTS. And let me tell you, this was one tall bridge. When we got to the top I had to just look straight ahead and not off to the side. Can you believe I am such a chicken??? Well, sorry about that.

Then Uncle Jerry had to pull over so I could see the ocean. My first look at the Atlantic ocean. I was in LOVE. Right away I knew I was going to just love this vacation. How could you not, just look at this. The sand, the waves, the blue, the sounds, the smells. Oh my gosh I just could not get enough of it. I just wish that somehow, some way the pictures could really capture what I saw. But they don't. They can't. This was just the beginning.

This is where we stayed. The Captains Quarters. A three story condo complex very well maintained. Aunt Peggy and Uncle Jerry have the third floor, two bed, two bath condo with the ocean front view. So we walk down stair (or ride the elevator!), walk out the back door and there you are. Well you have to walk down the board walk just a little and then...there you are on the beach. It is just awesome.

When I walked into the condo, just as soon as you open the front door and take about three steps this is what you see. A wall of windows with the most spectacular view in the world. The kitchen looks out the windows as well as the living room. My goodness, you just see beautiful every where except maybe the bathroom, there is no window in there!!! Darn it!

The pictures make things just look so small when in fact they aren't. They are huge. The world is huge from this view. It just goes on for ever and ever. The pictures are really not even worth posting because you just can not really get the feel for what is there.

As the sun was setting Uncle Jerry said we had better go take a look at it for it would be gone before we knew it. He was right. I snapped a couple pictures and then he was showing me a few pictures on his camera, literally no more than a minute or two at the very most. And then the sun was gone. GONE. Just flat gone. I am glad I got a quick picture of it that first night. It was beautiful, just for me, it was showing off, giving me a great greeting to Florida.

And then THIS is what I woke to the next morning!!!!
I never tired of this view. Oh I loved being in Florida. I loved the time with my aunt and uncle, and I so loved the quality of time we had together. Great view, great fun, great food, and great company. What more could I have possibly asked for? Well I will tell you about the rest of the trip later. But these were just a few of the first 300 pictures I took!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We Are Home Safe and ????Sound???

We are home!
Yes, we made it home safe and I guess sound. We really didn't want to come home, and if the invitation is extended next year, we are going again. Maybe we should start planing and plan to come visit all you all in Florida!!! I have never seen the Atlantic ocean, in fact, that is the first time I have really seen the ocean and got to enjoy it. In years past I have seen the Pacific, but did not get to play in it or walk the beach. So I don't really count that one. We did a quick drive by you might say. I just can not get over the sounds, the sights, and of course the smells of that wonderful place.
After spending our four solid days with my aunt and uncle some of the most memorable events were first off the time with my family. I didn't have to share them with anybody and I loved that. Then the next would be getting up in the mornings and watching the sunrise with my aunt who is a morning person. We would sit and watch the sun pop up and talk about how quickly it happens. Talk about the colors we would see, talk about the waves coming in, it was just so nice to sit and talk and watch the world start its day.
Next on my list was getting on the "Red Touring Train" and seeing the town. Oh that was so nice to get on the little tram/train thing and they would drive us around town to see all the different sights. Of course it was accompanied with an explanation of the sights, the history is just incredible. But of course being the oldest city in the United States would have a LOT of history. The buildings just amaze me. How did they have the skills, the talents and the means to create such grand buildings in that time period? How could it be done? Then we parked in Old Towne and walked to see different things. Of course there are lots of little quaint shops along the way that I had to stop and visit. I did not buy a lot of trinkets surprisingly. But my uncle took us to this little bread shop that the ladies make fresh home made bread and goodies each day. They were already closed when we got there but the lady looked up and saw Uncle Jerry so she came right over to him. Need some bread she asked, and she had a few held back and we took a couple home to enjoy. Oh my goodness. This little tiny old building held her goods for sale and the bread is baked in another little building not connected to her shop. The old boards and old fire place inside, the pots and the tables, it all is just so neat. I wish you could see inside my head and see the picture that is there.
We drove south along the beach front for a few miles one day to go visit the old fort. Fort Matanza. We got on a ferry and rode the short distance to the fort where we were greeted by one man dressed in the time period. With his heavy wool coat and big hat, the musket had to be heavy, he told us the history of the fort and time period. We stayed long enough to look around the fort that was not bigger than a minute.
The weather the whole time we were there was very nice. One day it was foggy all day long. But that day we stayed home and played dominoes all day. My aunt is a very good cook, and really so is uncle Jerry. We always had food and plenty of it to eat on. We would go out to eat at very nice restaurants and bring home the left overs, then add a few other items to it to feast on when home. Soup and home made bread, vegetable fresh from the farmers market, and fruits. Oh my goodness. There was a banana cake and ice cream, just so much for us to enjoy. I just can not tell you enough how much we enjoyed our time there. I will post pictures, but I will tell you right now, the pictures are just NOTHING, nothing compared to what the reality of the trip was. I just can't get over seeing water and the horizon for as far as I could see. The clouds that were dark and angry, yet touched with pink hues from the sun. They made some of the prettiest pictures. The birds everywhere, flying, landing, squawking. White birds, black birds, little ones, big ones. The dogs on the beach with their owners. Some on leash,some not. Some that would mind and others that once they got lose ran and ran and ran. Some would run into the water, others would just run and jump and run back to their owners only to ran away again when the owner would reach out to clip on the leash. Oh we laughed. This dog ran round and round his truck as his owner stood there just trying to catch that dog. This went on for minutes and minutes I still laugh thinking about it. He finally got in his truck and just drove away. The dog ran happily ahead of him. We don't know if he ever caught that dog or not!!! There was a huge black Newfoundland dog. Oh I loved that dog. He was so beautiful (and so big!). This was such a nice vacation. I put it right up there with our trip to Alaska. And I will tell you, if I did not have three big babies at home waiting on me, I think I could very easily take this vacation every year and maybe be gone even longer. We need to rent a dog friendly beach house somewhere.....if anyone knows of one, call me! I am planning next years vacation right now!
So for now, I will close, I will post some pictures tomorrow maybe. But we have slept off and on all day today. I have read every one's postings, didn't comment, but I have at least caught up on everyone. Hope everyone is well, and I will talk to you each soon!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Caught In Houston
Ok, I am sitting at the hotel, this is short and sweet. We are caught in Houston, Tulsa was shut down yesterday, but today we are trying it again. I will post later today or tomorrow to catch up on things. We are FINE and having fun. Met nice people, have rested well, and all is good. Houston had a cold front come through, it is in the 30's here and we have no coat. So hopefully we won 't freeze. You all stay tuned and I will be talking to you in the next few hours hopefully !
Say a quick prayer for us, that our travels are safe, and we get home quickly.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Too Busy To Blog

Happy As A Clam
Ok, just a quick note to tell you all I may not be coming back home. I am in LOVE here. I walked in the condo from door and the first thing to greet me was a beautiful Atlantic ocean waving at me. What a greeting....what a welcoming. The weather is very nice, cool in the mornings, but yesterday afternoon was PERFECT. Today the fog greeted me as I woke to see the sunrise. But it was pretty neat to watch. As the sun rose, the fog lifted and the waves were higher than normal. Well, I don't know about "normal", it was just higher than it was the day before when I saw it!!! I am like a kid in a candy store. I can't get enough of it, I can't miss anything, I am so afraid a whale or a dolphin or something exciting will happen while I blink. I hate going to bed, although it is dark and I can't see anything, I just don't want to miss a single thing. I am up before 7:00, grabbing a blanket and going outside on the balcony so I can take pictures of the sun rise. This is just crazy! I am so in love with this great world that God has made. He did a pretty good job on this side of the world!!!
Yesterday we went to downtown and rode the sightseeing train all around the sites. It was so neat to hear about this town and see the old buildings...they are beautiful. And to think they were built back in the 1600's. The college here was a hotel in the beginning and now kids enjoy the beauty and splendor of it all. And while they are in school all us "tourist" just walk around them taking pictures like crazy. They probably think we are nuts. I have taken probably close to 200 pictures so I am not going to post any now. I don't want to try and download them on this little lap top. So when I get out you all.
I fear I am coming down with a cold, I have had a very sore throat since I got here ( I brought it with me, did not get it here ). So I am hoping I do not give my aunt and uncle anything!!!! We are going to the outlet mall today, just because I want to. Then hurrying back so I can go to the beach that is about 100 yards from their backdoor. We are on the third floor so the view is just spectacular!!! Oh did I mention I think I am in heaven??? I want to buy a house here and bring my dogs!!!!
Oh I so love this life right now. And the company is outstanding as well.
Ok, I will catch up with you all later....gotta run for now, someone is waving at me...oh it's my new friend....the Atlantic ocean! bye

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane

I'm Headed To Florida!
Well I have some good news and some bad news. The good news....I am going on vacation. I am leaving in the morning and flying to St. Augustine to see my aunt and uncle. They stay in a condo for about two months every year and have for about 20 years. They ask us to come see them every year and we never do. Last year I decided we had to make it a priority to go see the beautiful area and spend some special quality time with them. They live here in Sand Springs near me, but we really don't see each other that often. Once in a while we eat together, or play cards or dominoes. We always have such a good time visiting and sharing and being together. So I am really looking forward to this trip.
I have everything taken care of here. My babies are going to be taken care of by my nephew. He knows how important these dogs are to me. He will come live here the week we are gone and take care of the house and the dogs. Thank goodness he is willing to do this. I am very grateful that he is willing to put his life on hold so I can go enjoy some quality, and well deserved time with family. Thank you Will.
Now the bad news.....
I wish while I am there I could visit with those of you that live in Florida. But since I don't think you live close to where I will be staying I don't think that will happen this year. And we are only going to be staying for four days. I just did not plan any longer time than that this trip since I didn't know if I was going to be able to have any take care of my dogs. So we just need to start planning a time to all meet and greet!
I also may not be able to read blogs for about a week, I am so sorry you all. So don't write about anything to exciting please. Wait till I get back home ok? And I don't think I will be able to post anything while I am gone. I loaned my aunt my lap top while they are there, but I don't know that I will have much time to be blogging. I am sure you all understand. So I will try to check in on you once in a while, but won't have time to comment. And I will tell you all about this trip soon as I get home. Bye...I leaving on a jet plane....just in case you are listening to my music, then you understand what I am singing!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our Day In History

Great Moment In Time
I really didn't expect to get too excited about today....but I was wrong. I am usually a pretty optimistic person and today is no different. I have high hopes that this new man will bring great changes to our GREAT nation. I have high hopes that he will lead us into tomorrow with wisdom, respect, and morals. I have prayers that he will remain safe and alive and well. For he is not only a leader but he is a father, a husband, and son. I hope that today is the start of new times and better times. But then again, are times that bad? We are an extremely blessed nation. We have banks, to loan us money for homes. We have grocery stores to sell us food that WE have grown and have the right to sell and profit from. WE have cars in our driveways, we have medicine in our cabinets, we have televisions to watch what ever we want either filth or news, or entertainment. We have the freedom to read our newspaper every day and even comment back when we don't like or agree with what was written. We are coming upon hard times. But I also think we are coming upon consequences. We, WE have bought things we didn't have money's ok, put it on credit. Buy a house with a house payment larger than what is comfortable or larger than what we need. It's ok, just take out a loan. Buy now, pay later. Some day it had to stop, it had to change. So now that things are getting "tougher", "harder", "depression" like, really who is to blame? Did we really think this was going to last FOREVER? People lose their has happened since the beginning of time. We will prosper and we will have times of less profit, less goods, less "things". But we still prosper. Yes I am very blessed. I have lived in a wonderful home, large (huge by my standards), I have driven a brand new car, I have more food than I need, I have a closet full of clothes. I am very blessed. I do not have all those things now, but I am still very blessed. We sold our home knowing we could not afford to maintain it if we did in fact decide to retire. WE made that choice. We also drive a car and truck that are over 10 years old. And did chose to buy a new car as our reward for retiring and doing with out. Did we need it, no, and I wish I had not done it now. I hate having a car payment, even if it is for just a couple years and only a couple hundred dollars. But I didn't need to do it. Lucky, we are so lucky to live in a country where we can blog, write our feelings and say what we want. Oh we live in a great nation. We are all so blessed, so lucky. I hope today you are healthy, I hope that you are appreciating life, and I hope that you are able to see the start of another great era that we are being a part of, that we are witnessing. I do think however that I am a little different than others. In talking with my daughter today she said something about him being the first black president. I guess I just see it different. I see the 44th president, not black or white, not man or woman, but the 44th PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATED OF AMERICA. Is that bad? I hope not. I do not get it that the focus is on his color. Am I just not getting something? Have I missed something? I didn't do it on purpose, but I do see a man that is quite capable of leading this country, with surrounding himself with a strong cabinet, and capable of taking over the reins from also another great man. Any man that is elected president of this country has accomplished something. It doesn't happen by accident, and he did it twice. So he has his own greatness whether you voted for him or not. These men, these leaders deserve our honor, our gratitude, and our respect. They in return...need to lead with honor, with appreciation, and dignity.
I will pray today that God will guide and protect our newly elected president, and will reward and bless and give peace to our out going president. This is a special day after all. God Bless America.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Brother--Friday Funnies

The BIG 4-0!

Today my younger brother turns 40. The big 4-0. He joins the Over the Hill gang. he won't read this so it doesn't matter what I write either. My brother is a fire fighter paramedic, so not only does he fight fires, he runs on the ambulance to save lives all the time. He works in a really nice town called Broken Arrow, and he has been there for over a dozen years now I think. I wanted to do something really mean to him for his birthday but he is in a Haz Mat school all this week and I don't know where it is. Plus it would not be proper to send a stripper to the fire department for his birthday huh? Darn it! I really wanted to do SOMETHING to him....just because. So I sent him a card and put a bunch of "40" confetti in it. I thought he would come home from class today and open his card. I thought his daughter would get a big kick out of the confetti on the floor and all would be good. Well...that is not what happened. I got a phone call yesterday and it was my brother. He asked if I had a shop vac. I said no, but Scott does. He said, well you better get it and come get all these 40's out of my truck. I'm thinking...40's. beer? Why would I need to come shop vac a bunch of 40's out of his truck. Then Scott said, Oh I know what it sent him that card. Well the card should not have been there till today, but he got it in one day. Darn that dependable US postal service. Rob got his card, did not recognize my address (I have only lived here for a year and a half!!) he said he did not think about his birthday and it being a card. But it said "do not bend" so he thought someone had sent him some pictures so he was very careful to open the envelope. He pulled it opened and out all that confetti fell, right in his truck. Ooopps!! That was not planned. But it works!
So happy birthday Rob,...and I guess I got cha!

So in honor of my brother and his old age birthday I have a good joke for the day. It is very fitting. See what you think and then go see Kim at Homesteaders Heart and see what other funnies people have!

Wally's Wedding Night

At 85 years of age, Wally married Anne, a lovely 25 year old. Since her new husband is so old, Anne decides that after their wedding she and Wally should have separate bedrooms, because she is concerned that her new but aged husband may overexert himself if they spend the entire night together.

After the wedding festivities Anne prepares herself for bed and the expected 'knock' on the door. Sure enough the knock comes, the door opens and there is Wally, her 85 year old groom, ready for action. They unite as one. All goes well, Wally takes leave of his bride, and she prepares to go to sleep.

After a few minutes, Anne hears another knock on her bedroom door, and it's Wally. Again he is ready for more 'action.' Somewhat surprised, Anne consents for more coupling. When the newlyweds are done, Wally kisses his bride, bids her a fond goodnight and leaves.

She is set to go to sleep again, but, you guessed it..... Wally is back again, rapping on the door, and is as fresh as a 25-year-old, ready for more 'action.' And, once again they enjoy each other.

As Wally gets set to leave, his young bride says, I am thoroughly impressed that at your age you can perform so well and so often. I have been with guys less than a third of your age who were only good once. You are truly a great lover Wally.

Wally, somewhat embarrassed, turns to Anne and says: .......

'You mean I was here already?'

The moral of the story:

Don't be afraid of getting old, senior moments have advantages..

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Funny Tuesday!

I had to laugh!
OK, sometimes I just pull really stupid blunders, and today
I pulled a doozie!
Here is what happened...
This morning Scott went duck hunting with my dad and uncle. I love my alone time and treasure it greatly. I needed to buy some groceries, I needed to go to the post office, and honestly, I needed to do a few other errands, but I did not want to. I called my mom to see if she wanted to go to lunch...nope, not really. Darn it! It is cold outside, but I had a shower after all, and I cleaned myself up. But no, she did not want to go.
It seems I am going to have to cook lunch myself....for myself. I was out of milk, so no cereal, pancakes or anything like that. OK, what do I have...oh I know, I can fix a pizza. I fix a really good pizza, and I have all the stuff to do it. I go out to the freezer grab some hamburger meat, defrost it and start cooking the meat while warming the oven and pizza stone etc. I get all my toppings out, like the sauce, olives, and cheese. I lay out the pizza crust and pour my sauce on top, not a whole lot is left, but just enough to do this pizza....whew, lucky there. I open the olives getting them ready to go on after the meat is cooked. I need to get the strainer out of the cabinet to drain the grease. Reaching up into the cabinet I notice I am really close to the pizza and I stopped just in time of getting my white shirt in the pizza sauce. Whew, lucky there.
I very carefully reach up, get my Tupperware strainer and as I pull it out of the cabinet it catches the one, single, lone paper plate that I have left and knocks it right out of the cabinet. Right onto the pizza.
Oh you guessed it...splat....splatter, pizza sauce every where. I just stood there. Then I started laughing. I couldn't help it. I just laughed. I laughed out loud, I laughed pretty hard. And then I did the only thing I knew to do. I stripped off the shirt, walked to the laundry room and treated it...and I just laughed. OK, maybe you just had to be there. But I really did need a good laugh!
by the way, the pizza was really good!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Tag

* At the end, please read about Lisa and her soup week, you will be glad you did!*

I was tagged by Kim
(I love Kim and you will too-
Please give her a visit!)

I am suppose to go to my pictures folder and then to the fourth folder inside, select the fourth photo there. I did! OUCH. Not much of a picture for someone who loves taking pictures. But there is really a neat story behind this tree picture....

You see, we had just moved to our new home after retiring from the police department (me) and the fire department (hubby). We bought a little home with nearly three acres of trees. We had lived here three and a half months, loved it and was settling down for winter. It was December and we were taking the kids and my parents on a cruise for Christmas. About a week before we were to leave it started raining. No big deal, we need rain. But then the temperature started dropping and the next thing you know, ice starts forming on EVERYTHING. As the night came of course temps dropped and then the sounds of shotgun blast every where. It was not shotguns, but that is exactly what it sounded like. The trees and branches started cracking and breaking everywhere. Then the electricity went out. No heat, temperature dropping, no lights, it was a mess. Outside in the stillness you heard the loud cracking everywhere. You knew what was happening...more of those mighty oaks were falling to heavy weight of the ice. The gentle rain that started out helping to moisten the dry land, became the Nemesis around our necks.

The next day our electricity came on, flickered on and off a few times but we were ok. My parents however were not. We took the generator to them. My brother, his wife and two young children were all going to benefit from it. My aunt and uncle who are in their 70's, he with a broken collar bone and she with a freshly replaced hip came to stay with us for they too were without power. Just as they drove up to our house, came in and settled down....out went the power here as well. My husband was still at my parents hooking up the generator and I could not have him bring it back home. I could not do that to my parents. So after he got through there with them he drove to Enid, two hours away to pick up another generator. Not as big as the one we loaned my parents, but big enough. He called Lowe's, got them to hold one for him and away he drove. He got home finally in all this big mess, roads slippery and all. He started hooking things up and about an hour later....presto, bingo, bango, the lights came back on. Not because of the generator, but because we are very lucky, blessed or whatever you want to call it. We are on the same line as the water treatment plant and I am sure that must have helped!

My aunt and uncle chose to stay with us as we could care for them and their house was still without power. We did take the generator over to them and hooked up their freezer. Then during the day they would go home and take care of things there, watch over the generator and at night time pull it back into the garage, come back to our home and stay with us. A week went by and still most everyone was with out power. We washed our clothes, took hot baths, worked out in the yard cleaning up the messes. The temps went right back up, seems like in the 50's so if you did have food in the freezer with no power this was not going to be good. We were so blessed. My parents still had no electricity. But they would not come to our home. Stubborn people. We were leaving in just a day or so for a week cruise. Within 24 hours of leaving their power comes back on, they wash clothes and we leave for Mexico. Beth, my daughter, in OKC still had no power, washed her clothes at a friends house, packed by flashlight, missed her plane due to delays, flight being cancelled, etc. had to drive to Tulsa to try and catch a flight, made it, missed other flights, it was a MESS. We got her in Houston, got on the bus, driver got lost taking us to our ship, they held the ship, we were about an hour late, went through all the process of getting on the boat....and set sail. Thank goodness. We can now relax. Came home, all was well.

Beth had a mess to clean out in her refrigerator.

Ok these are just extra pictures to share.

You've been tagged then this is how you play:

1. Go to your 4th folder on your computer where you store photos.

2. Select your 4th picture (no exceptions).

3. Post the picture with an explanation and a link back to your tagger.

4. Tag 4 people to do the same.

My four tagged people are:

1. Debbie at Gettin It Outta My Head

2. Helen at Reddirt Woman

3. Joni at Morning Coffee

4. Tonjia at One Step Forward

This will be interesting to see what you girls come up with. I have covered from coast to coast and two in between.


Oh and you have got to check out Lisa and her soup week...her first soup is already making me anxious to see what tomorrow brings. I want a good tortilla soup, like El chico, many have tried and all have failed to give me one that is even close! Go check out her Chicken and wild rice soup!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm Feeling MUCH Better

Today I feel better....
I had a friend come over today and she was taking pictures of her two boys,
so while I had the stuff set up I decided to shoot a few shots of the kids.
Looking at Caleb, it appears it was pretty painful!!!

And at times he was not just OVERLY happy about it all.
But look at that smile, he loves it and loves messin' with grandma.

And yes, he has lost his first front tooth on top.
No Cara, I did NOT PULL IT!

These next pictures just crack me up.
Allie has so much personality and she shows it.

There is no such thing as "smile Allie"
You take what you get and get what you take with this girl.

Poor Caleb, he tried to maintain while Allie is just goofing off.

See what I mean?
Sit in THIS chair??? You have got to be kidding.

But I will climb up,turn backwards.....

Climb down because I can...and I want to.

And I might sit still long enough for you to focus one or two close ups.

And if you are really quick grandma, I might even give you a smile!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Now I Feel Better

After suffering a severe hit to my self esteem yesterday. After being
beaten down by some unmentioned people who live in a sunny southern state
(we will leave them and THE state anonymous)
I was in DESPERATE need of some lovin'
And nothing spells lovin' better than this!!!

I was talking to Sarah on the phone as she was trying to find a
safe place to leave her daughter so "she " could run away from home.
AND I could hear Miss Allie causing havoc in the background.
So we put her on the phone and I asked her if she wanted to come see
"grandma" and she just started laughing....I'll take that as a yes!
Pack your diapers girlie, and come to grandma's house.
We still had some Christmas present to deliver because my poor
grandchildren did not get enough this year on Dec 24th or 25th, or 28th.
So after I went to Texas to have Christmas with my son and dil
I brought back the gifts for the kids from their aunt and uncle.
We met at Pizza Hut to eat dinner and exchange these last gifts.

And once again the gifts were a big hit.
There were colors, and coloring books.
There were books on questions of all kinds and Caleb LOVED that.
But the thing I think he loved the most was this weird Rubik cube.
It is actually a flat cube (?) or something like that, it was really neat.
He enjoyed trying to figure it our and so did his daddy!
By the time we got home it was pretty close to bed and bath time.
Allie had already made a bee line to the computer room and to my chair.
I kid you not. That kid know where my computer is and we get
on the webkinz web site and start playing it. These kids are too funny.
But this picture above cracks me up...If you enlarge it, you just might
see that both the kid and the dog have their tongue sticking out.
When I saw that I just started laughing...who is copying who here???
Oh I think it is very clear who rules the roost around here!!!
How can you not love a wet, happy smile like that?
Then Caleb and I read books in bed!
Oh yes, I am feeling much
Florida who?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Funnies

Florida beat OU last night NOW THAT IS JUST DOWN RIGHT FUNNY!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....leave me alone now.

If you want some real funny stuff go see Kim at Homesteaders Heart because I don't find much of anything funny today...and probably won't tomorrow either. In fact, I may not find much of anything funny for a week or so. So leave me alone, I am not a good loser, my feelings are wounded, and I am a little upset. But...BUT....I am very happy to see a neat young man as Tebow do so great. He is a very strong Christian young man from every thing I have heard and know about him, he is only 21 and has a very level head. So if SOMEONE was going to beat OU, I am ok with it being least Texas was not there!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

National Championship

Sooner Boomers/Boomer Sooners! (ok Cara?)
Now back in the day, my dad always told me...good friends don't ever discuss politics and religion. But I never heard him say they don't discuss football. Knowing that I have friends all over this great land, and even some from Texas, I have to tell you that on Thursday night I will be cheering for my OU Sooners team. I have some great fears, we have our star player DeMarcus Murray(sp?) out. dag gum it, why now??? The Sooners have had a really good year, and of course I want to see them win. I hate how the sportscasters always disrespect the Big 12 and often times OU. But there are probably other teams that feel the same way. I do feel they are a really good team, but I hear that Florida is as well. Knowing that I have a few blogger friends in Florida it makes me sad to think that I have to cheer against their team.
Now I hope that none of you will be offended if I say ---Please do not call me during the game....I won't answer. Please don't expect me to be on the computer, instant messenger, I won't be there, please don't expect a blog posting from me, because it isn't going to happen. I guess I am saying, Thursday (I am writing this Wed. night!) after about 7:00 p.m. LEAVE ME ALONE--- IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
And IF WE might want to leave me alone for a few days, I am not a good loser, and if we might want to stay away too for I am not a real gracious winner either. Not when it comes to my OU Sooners. I do not watch sports, I don't hunt, I don't chew or run with those that do. But when it comes to my OU Sooners, I live for the season, I schedule my events around the games and after tomorrow, I will start counting down the months, weeks and days, till next season this coming fall.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Angie Buie Family

The Buie Matriarch

This wonderful lady was my mothers maid of honor over 50 years ago. They are cousins, in their 70's and Angie is one very active and talented lady. Her husband Charles passed away about 15 years ago and she has lived alone and taken care of EVERYTHING all by herself. She is very crafty, hard working , and very kind spirited. Since moving back to Sand Springs I have had the opportunity to become much closer to this lovely lady. I can remember spending time with her and her two daughters when I was growing up. But I have not seen the "girls" in probably 30-35 years. The "girls" are now all grown up and with girls of their own. It was my gift to Angie for her birthday to take family pictures when they were all together for Christmas. I was so happy to spend time with MY cousins once again.

This is the oldest grand daughter.

And then her sister with "grams".

The two sisters.

This picture below is the hands of

grandma, two daughters

and four

grand daughters!!!

The whole family.

Oh these girls love their grandmother.

Grandma with "her" girls!

They are all close in age!
Get along really well.
Two live in Houston, two in Ft. Worth.

And the girls loved being silly and fun.

I loved it too.