Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY March 30, 2009

Outside my window...
Outside my window there is still somewheres between 18 and 24 inches of
snow on the ground. We were hit with a spring blizzard on Friday and
Saturday. Some of the drifts are three
or more feet high. Brought our town to
it's knees on Saturday. Things are starting to move again!

I am thinking...
I am thinking that spring is sure taking a long time coming this year.

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for the electricity. Last year when we had an ice storm we lost our
power for 7 whole days. At least
this time we had power and heat.

From the kitchen...
From the kitchen today came our Sunday special of fried chicken,
mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce and
cranberry sauce. The kids really love this meal and they like to help
fix it.

I am wearing...
I am wearing my pajamas because when I post this I am headed to bed.

I am creating...
Oh how sad it is that I am not creating a dang thing yet. I am planning
on painting a cabinet soon, does that count.

I am going...
I am going to be glad to go back to work tomorrow. After three days of
being cooped in the house with kids and husband I am ready to get away.

I am reading...
I am reading Night Passage by Robert B Parker. It is a Jesse Stone Novel.

I am hoping...
I am hoping that winter weather is now behind us.

I am hearing...
I am hearing the 10 o'clock news on the TV coming from the other room.

Around the house...
Around the house I used the vacuum cleaner this weekend to get a lot of
dust and cobwebs from the ceilings and
baseboards. And I completely cleaned
the living room. (again)

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite things is seeing the greens of my hostas poking through
the ground. And now they are covered with snow.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Working on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I have an appointment to
get my haircut on Tuesday. My youngest son and his daughter will
be here on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hoping for a day of relaxation
on Thursday!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

My patio as it looked today.....won't be sitting out there anytime soon!
Go on over to Peggy's site if you are interested in starting your own
daybook. Click here

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Cheers to all us thieves!

1. Are you single?

OMG are you kidding me!!!!! Another one of those memes!
No I am not single.

2. Are your parents still married?

No, they are dead!!!!

3. Are you in love?

I have love in my life but I don't know that I say I am in love. I
am well over 50, for God's Sake.

4. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Nope...there is lust at first sight but love takes some time.

5. Who ended your last relationship?

Who is over and that is the important thing.

6. Have you ever been hurt by a break up?

Breakups hurt but I got over it.

7. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

I hope so!

8. Have you ever had a secret admirer?

Yes,as a matter of fact, I have.

9. Prefer love or lust? lasts longer.

10. Prefer a few best friends or many regular friends?

I prefer one best friend and a few friends.

11. Wild night out or romantic night in?

I am so over both of those. Just give me a night in the recliner with the
remote in my hand.

12. Back in the day: Been caught sneaking out?

Yep I got caught sneaking back in....was with my brother. I got grounded for a
month...nothing happened to him. Girls, get pregnant, you know!

13. Ever wanted something/someone so badly it hurt?

Not anymore.

14. Who are/is your best friend(s)?

My husband is my best friend.

15. Ever wanted to disappear?

Every single day.

16. First attraction: Smile or eyes?

The smile.

17. Prefer intelligence or attraction? is the attraction.

18. Last phone call you received?

My youngest son..

19. Last thing you drank?

Diet orange float!

20. Before your current one, when was your last relationship?

It was before my current relationship.

21. Do you and your family get along?

For the most part we do

22. Would you say you have a "screwed up life"?

Doesen't everyone?

23. Have you ever gotten kicked out somewhere? If yes, do tell.

A bar...I wasn't old enough to be there.

24. Do you trust all your friends?

Nope....I don't fully trust anyone.

25. Who knows the most about you?

Probably my husband.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Saturday Nine

Saturday 9: Inside the Actors Studio
The host of the famous Bravo series, actor, professor and host James Lipton asks actors these 9 questions (among many others). Today we will ask you those questions!

1. What is your favorite word?

My favorite word is actually two is
intermittent claudication! Simply means calf muscle pain! Don't you love
it when medical people have to talk in a foreign language?

2. What is your least favorite word?

My least favorite work is fuck. I think using it once in awhile is okay but when it is used over and over and over.....I hate It! I once made my youngest son write an essay about why he used the word. It was hilarious and sad at the same time because it was too true!

3. What turns you on, creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

I am not at all creative but it is my family that turns me on both
spiritually and emotionally.

4. What turns you off?

Now days what turns me off is the smell of cigarette smoke on people.
I was a long lifetime smoker who quit nine years ago. I never realized
until I quit how bad I smelled. That alone will keep me from ever going back to smoking again. Now when my grand kids come from their moms house the first thing I do is wash them and their clothes. My son says "what do you think we smelled like, mom?" I just say..."when you know better you do better." Oh how I loved smoking though.

5. What is your favorite curse word?

My favorite cuss word is fuck. I know, I know, I just said I hated it! What I hate is how over-used it is.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

The sound I most love to hear is my grand kids laughing.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

The sound I most hate is "Code Blue" paging on the overhead pager.

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

I would love to be a PI (Private investigator) and I think I would be
very good at it.

9. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?


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The View outside my Door

Here is the view outside my door.
We have a one block visibility.
They are forecasting 10-16 inches of snow.
It is 24F.
What happened to spring?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wednesday's Walk

On Wednesday's I try to make a memory post. If you would like to join, then
click on the picture above.

When my boys were little they loved to play like they were cowboys.
I used to think that all little boys were born with a finger that can shoot.

Danny, my oldest son, was the first to introduce me to the cowboys. When he was
only three he had these three imaginary friends whose names were Frank and Jessee James
and Billy the kid. These three hooligans spent a lot of time at our house. There were many
times that the table had to be set to include them at dinnertime. And what a fit Danny would throw if we didn't go along with sitting up the dinner table for all of them. I used to have to find make-shift chairs that would sit at the table. What a vivid imagination he had.
The picture above was taken of him when he donned his first cowboy hat and boots.
They belonged to a visiting great-uncle. He told him long, detailed stories about
cowboys and that began the love of the cowboy. Many afternoons were spent riding wild horses and shooting at the bad guys as he went. Although he never considered the James brothers to be bad guys because to him they were friends!
As you can see by this picture he was still a cowboy as he grew older. But Mickey
Mouse came into his life then too!

When Danny was four his little brother, Justin, was born. He really wasn't all that interested
in him because he was "a baby". But one day Justin became a cowboy.
Here is Justin wearing another Uncle's cowboy boots and hat.
The boys spent hours upon hours running through the house, out the back door,
riding whatever they called a horse at the moment, shooting their (fingers) guns, and taking out the bad guys.
Now they are all grown. Their cowboy days are over. Wonder if they ever think about
Frank, Jesse, and Billy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Rest In Peace

My son is a policeofficer.
These are members of
"our family"

The Simple Woman's Daybook


FOR TODAY March 23, 2009...

Outside my window...

!The sun is shining but the wind is blowing....gusts of 50-60 mph winds..not a good sign
and the weatherman is predicting severe weather for later today.

I am thinking...

I am thinking of what we will have to do at the nursing home should I have to call a Code
Black (tornado) today.

I am thankful for...

I am thankful for a good staff that will know exactly what we need to do..

From the kitchen...

This has been my three day weekend to work so there wasn't anything going on in
the kitchen except for hubby cooking for the grandkids.

I am wearing...

I am wearing my scrubs as I will soon leave for work.

I am creating...

Flower my head

I am going...

I am going to work today.

I am reading...

I am still reading Perfect Match...almost done.

I am hoping...

I am hoping we do not have to evacuate today.

I am hearing...

I am hearing a howling is really screeching.

Around the house...

Around the house there is lots of dusting to be done.

One of my favorite things...

One of my favorite things is a clean house but I have been so tired lately!

A few plans for the rest of the week:

Working and working!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Visit Peggy's Blog here...if you want to do your own

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Family Meme
Click on the line above if you want to play along.
I, too, have altered this meme because my mom is dead and I sure don't have a wife!

1. What is something your husband always says to you?
Why do you want to do it that way? That's because he always thinks he
has a better way of doing things.

2. What makes your husband happy?
The day I bring home my paycheck and a home cooked meal makes
my husband happy.

3. What makes your husband sad?
What makes my husband sad is the situation our oldest son is in.

4. How does your husband make you laugh?
My husband laughs at a good joke or something one of the grandkids say.

5. What was your husband like as a child?
He was the only son for 14 years with two older he was pretty spoiled.

6. How old is your husband?
My husband is really really old!

7. How tall is your mom?

He used to be 5/9"....not sure anymore

8. What is his favorite thing to do?
His favorite thing is to watch golf on TV or work his jigsaw puzzles.

9. What does your husband do when you're not around?
Now that is a good question!

10. If your husband becomes famous, what will it be for?
He has the best handwriting I have ever seen for a man!

11. What is your husband really good at?
He is really good at lots of things....growing tomatoes!

12. What is your husband not very good at?
He is not good at cleaning the house!

13. What does your husband do for a job?
He is retired!

14. What is your mom/wife's favorite food?
He likes anything home cooked.

15. What makes you proud of your husband?
It makes me proud that he is sensitive and not afraid to show it.

16. If your husband were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Daffy Duck

17. What do you and your husband do together?
Work in the yard and watch TV (not golf)

18. How are you and husband the same?
We are both very very old!

19. How are you and your husband different?
He is a man and I am a woman!

20. How do you know your husband loves you?
He tells me everyday!

21. What does your husband like most about you?
That I will take care of him always!

22. Where is your husbands favorite place to go?
To the mountains

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Nine

Saturday 9: Crank Up the Tunes
click on the link above if you want to play along

1. What is your favorite 50’s band?
I think I will have to choose Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly!

2. What is your favorite 60’s band?

In the 60's I loved the Mama and the Papa's but it was
Elvis whom my heart belonged to!

3. What is your favorite 60’s record album?

4. What is your favorite 70’s band?
This is is between Three Dog Night or Credence Clear water Revival.

5. What is your favorite 70’s record album?
Pendulum by Credence with the song "Have you ever Seen The Rain?"

6. What is your favorite 80’s band?
It was in the 80's I gave up on Rock music and became a country fan.
So I pick Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

7. What is your favorite 80’s record album?
Kenny Rogers Coward of the County

8. What is your favorite 90’s band?
Bet you think I am going to say Garth Brooks....but no couldn't stand him
or Reba either. My favorite country star of the 90's was
Vince Gill.

9. What is your favorite 90’s record album?
Vince Gill....."I Still Believe in You"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY March 15. 2009...

Outside my window...
Outside my window it is very dark. The day is over. Not as cold and you
can feel that spring is in the air. The sky is clear and there are millions
of stars

I am thinking...
I am thinking of all the things I would like to accomplish this spring
and summer. It is time to make a list.

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for the peacefulness of the house tonight.

From the kitchen...
Tonight for dinner we had little smokies, mac and cheese and peas.
The little grands of mine can sure put away those little smokies.

I am wearing...
I am still wearing the clothes of the slacks, black tee and my
yellow crocks

I am creating...
I am creating the beginning of the spring cleaning list in my head.

I am going...
Soon I am going to bed. Spring break is over and we are back to our routine

I am reading...
I continue to read Jodi's Perfect Match.

I am hoping...
I am hoping for spring soon. I am so tired of cold weather.

I am hearing...
I am hearing the sounds of an old hoot owl that lives in a tree across
the street. The kids and I have gone out with a flashlight at night trying
to find him but we never have. We listen from the office and try to guess
where he must be.

Around the house...
I started my spring cleaning this weekend. I have completed the kitchen. It looks
so nice. All the plastics are matched up
with lids. The refrigerator sparkles and all old leftovers have been trashed. All the cabinets are washed down. Even cleaned the ceiling and the ceiling fan. Oh how good a clean kitchen feels.

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite things to do is fire up the lawnmower, plug in the
Ipod and mow the grass. Can't wait!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
This week will be pretty routine around Monday, Wednesday,
and off this week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
If the weather stays nice I plan to cu
t back the honeysuckles and uncover a
couple of flower beds.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
One of my favorite pictures of my granddaughter Piper. She has a band aid on
her chin from a cut that required stitches. She is just too stinking cute.
Please, if you want to do your own Daybook, go here.
And tell Peggy I sent you.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: A High School Meme
Click here if you want to play along

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Yep and unfortunately he became my first husband.

2. Did you marry someone from your high school?
See #1

3. Did you car pool to school?
I rode with my sister or my mom took me.

4. What kind of car did you have?
I didn't have a car way back then....hardly anyone did

5. What kind of car do you have now?
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

6. Its Friday night...where are you now?
If it is Friday night then I am at work. I work every Friday night.

7. It is Friday night...where were you then?
Probably I was at home.

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I worked at this dive called The Blue Grill...I was a waitress.
And it was one of those places where you did not want to get caught in the
kitchen with the owner. Eww

9. What kind of job do you do now?
I am an RN

10. Were you a party animal?
I was!

11. Were you considered a flirt?
I was!

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
No, No, and No!

13. Were you a nerd?
Nope...I was a nobody

14. Did you get suspended from school?

15. Can you sing the fight song?
Are you kidding has something about Alagaroo, roo, roo

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher?
I didn't have one in high school

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
In the lunch room. Duh!

18. What was your school's full name?
Hutchinson High School

19. Where did you party the most?
At insisted!

20. What was your school mascot?
A salthawk...have you ever seen one?

21. Would you do it again?
Hell no!

22. Did you have fun at Prom?
No...I went with my boyfriend was in the middle of the
Indian Ocean on an aircraft carrier. We danced once around the gym and
then headed to the nearest city to go bar hopping.

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with?
Sure, he is my cousin

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
Nope, I have never gone to any of them.

25. Do you still talk to people from school?
Sure if I see someone

26. What are/were your school's colors?
Blue and Gold

Saturday Nine

Saturday 9: School Daze

Just click above if you want to join us.

1. Do you have children in school?
Nope....only grandkids!

2. Did you go to public school? If you have children did/do they?
Yes I went to public schools, my kids went to public schools and my
grandkids are going to public schools. Nothing wrong with
public schools!

3. Are you currently in school or taking classes?
No.....I am through going to school. I do have to have 30
hours of continuing education every two years to maintain
my nursing license.

4. What level of education have you completed?
I have an Associates Degree in Nursing.

5. Do you, or did you have loans out for your (or your children's) education?
I did have for myself....all paid.
My son did his own loans for college....all paid!

6. What are your thoughts on the cost of tuition for colleges and universities?
Just like everything else...the cost is ridiculous.

7. Did school prepare you education wise for working in the real world?
Yes because the education I received was to become a nurse and that is what I did.

8. Did school prepare you emotionally for what lay ahead?
No....there is no way to prepare emotionally for anything.

9. If you were to run a high school, what changes would you make?
I would prepare kids more for life. Learn how to cook, to clean,
to balance a checkbook. To manage live in the real world.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday's Walk

Come on and take a walk down memory lane with me and click on the picture above
if you would like to join us or read other peoples memories

At this time of the year a favorite memory of mine always comes up.
I live here in Kansas where we are part of what is called Tornado Alley.
I have never even seen a funnel cloud, because as soon as the weather
starts to look bad, I am busy getting ready to go to our shelter.
You see, I am afraid of storms. And I probably got that from my mother.
She wouldn't admit that she was afraid of storms, but she was.

When I was a kid
we lived in a housing complex where the apartments were made of cinder blocks.
We didn't have a basement. There was a common shelter house you could go
to when there were storms out but we didn't go there very often.
Our storm shelter inside the apartment was either in the long, closed in
closet that we called a pantry. Or inside the shower stall in the bathroom. We
didn't have a bathtub just this big closed in shower stall.

One year, I think I was somewhere around 10 or had been working and on
her way home she heard there was a tornado on the ground in Nashville. That is
a very tiny little town near where we lived. It is the town where 4 of us were born.
So mom raced home to save her family. She came into the house screaming for all
of us to get into the closet or the shower and to do it fast.
When my mom yelled out orders, we did what she told us too, although I am really
sure we wondered if she had lost her mind or if this was just a drill.

After standing there in that closet, with barely any light coming in, after waiting and nothing
happened we finally crept out to look outside. Nothing! Nothing at all going
on out side. Cloudy but that was all.

We later found out that the tornado was on the ground in Nashville.
We never let mom live this one down.
I remember the last time I talked to her about this. She was in the nursing
home by now. When I retold the story, mom smiled and said
"That never happened"

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY March 9, 2009...

Outside my window...
Outside my window it is dreary looking...cloudy, damp and grey.

I am thinking...
I am thinking that this day is almost done.

I am thankful for...
I am thankful that with this bad economy we are still okay.

From the learning rooms...
We are on spring break here.

From the kitchen...
I have some stew meat in the crockpot for tomorrow. Tonight we are having Chinese take-out.

I am wearing...
I am wearing navy sweats with a red tee.

I am creating...
I have just not been very creative here lately.

I am going...
I think I talked last week about spring cleaning...that is what I am
going to be d
oing soon.

I am reading...
I am still reading Perfect Match.

I am hoping...
I am hoping that Harley is doing well. She is spending the week near
Smith Center with Heather's mother-in-law.

I am hearing...
I am hearing the 5 o'clock news in the background.

Around the house...
Around the house I am working on some laundry right now.

One of my favorite things...
Spring is one of my favorite things.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
I am off again tomorrow, work Wednesday, off Thursday and then I have
the weekend off. Thinking about cleaning out some flower beds.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Some of the plants on my patio last summer...

To join us go here Start your own Daybook or read others

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Random Question Meme
Click here if you want to play with us.

1. How old do you look?
Now that is a good question. I don't know if I can answer it.
People say I don't look as old as I am. Is that a compliment?

2. Where do you live?
I live right here in Kansas....and no my name isn't Dorothy.

3. Are you waiting for something?
Yes I am waiting for the washer to finish so I can put the clothes
in the dryer and then go to bed. Is that what you mean?

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?
I think most of my pet peeves are common. I don't like liars
and know- it- alls.

5. Do you want/have kids?
I have kids and I don't want anymore, thank you!

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?

7. Last shocking news you heard?
That Obama was going to be the President of the USA

8. What was the last thing you drank?
A Pepsi.

9. Who do you most look like in your family?
My mom.....people who don't know me but knew my mom ask
if I am her daughter.

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
A peaceful household.

11. Where does most of your family live?
Right here in the same town where I live.....or within 50 miles

12. Where did you grow up?
I grew up about 50 miles from here.

13. Where do you want to go on vacation?
I want to go where it is warm, where the sun is shining, where
the sand is white, and where the beer is ice cold.

14. Have you ever had a panic attack?

15. What can’t you wait for?
I cannot wait to be 62 and retire.

16. When’s the last time you told someone you loved him or her and meant it?
I always mean it when I tell someone that I love them.

17. Have your parents ever smoked pot?
I am pretty positive my parents never smoked pot.

18. Want someone back in your life?

19. What do you order at the bar?
Been years since I have been in a bar but if I didn't order an ice cold
beer then it would be a frozen margarita

20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?

21. Ever licked someone’s cheek?
Sure, haven't you?

22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
grape jelly on a tortilla

23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?
probably either at work or at home....

24. What are your nicknames?
I have been called Pokey by my family for years.
I have been called a bitch but I don't know it that qualifies as a nickname
My grandkids call me granny

25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?
Not any further back....I want to get to 62 as fast as I can!

Saturday Nine

1. What one day of your life do you think was your best day?
Wow now this is day that I think was my best day was the day
I graduated from nursing school. And other best days were the days my kids were born. And the day I met my current husband. And the day I got married. I can't
just pick one day!

2. What one day of your life do you think was your worst day?
I think the one day that was my worst day would be the day I heard
that my father had shot himself. I was 8!

3. If you had to pick the best year of your life, when was it and why?
I think the year I turned 40 was the best year of my life. I was settled, making
good money, had both kids almost raised and was happy!

4. If you had to pick the worst year of your life, when was it and why?
That would be 2004.......I broke my leg, missed 4 months of work, and then hubby had
5 vessel by-pass surgery. Not a good year!

5. Most recently, what night did you do something that you loved?
Hmmmmm there hasn't been such a night most recently.

6. Most recently, what night did you do something that you hated?
I'm just going through the motions I haven't hated any of it.

7. Tell us about your best relationship that did not work out.
If it didn't work out, it wasn't a best relationship!

9. Is there a celebrity that you’d love to spend a “no hold bars” night with?
Nope there isn't any time in my life for that nonsense!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Favorite Quote

"I must learn to love the fool in me--
the one who feels too much,
talks too much,
takes too many chances,
wins sometimes and loses often,
lacks self-control,
loves and hates,
hurts and gets hurt,
promises and breaks promises,
laughs and cries.
It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled,
masterful tyrant whom I also harbor
and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."
-- Theodore I. Rubin, MD

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wednesday's Walk

Click on the picture above if you want to join us or read others memories.

When My grand-daughter, Paige, was three years old we took her on a short trip with us to Colorado. She was so excited about getting to go with Papa and Granny. We had lots of things for her to do in the car and we planned to drive from our town to Canon City, Colorado all in one trip. It is about an 8 hour drive but we figured with a three year old it would probably take longer. We stopped at the state line so that she could have her picture taken with the Colorado sign. I can remember her saying "Grandma, Colorado looks just like Kansas!"
We finally arrived at the motel and she was one happy little girl to finally be out of the car. Plus
there was a swimming pool and what three year old doesn't like to swim.

That first night when we went to the restaurant to eat she had to take along her newest friend,
Pinky Pie. A few years later when it was time to go through the mountain of stuffed animals that she owned she brought Pinky Pie to my house and I sleep with her every night. Paige loves the idea that her granny sleeps with a stuffed animal.

And here she is on the way home intently listening to her music on her radio. She has the most beautiful curly hair and chubby cheeks. I will always remember her as she was on this trip.I have always told my grandkids that I love them "all the way to the moon" and then they try to come up with something that could be farther than the moon to tell me.....After we returned home from the trip to Colorado when I would tell Paige..."I love you all the way to the moon" she would answer and "Grandma, I love you alllllllllllllllllllllll the way to Colorado!"

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Meme from Nurseexec......

Have You Ever?

This one's an original. Borrow at will :) This Meme came from Nurseexec at Driven to Distraction

Have You Ever--

1. Jumped out of an airplane? I can't hardly stand to get in one to go somewhere let alone jump out of it.

2. Won something? Hey Central City is a lucky place....I once hit on $700.00 while there. It was awesome.

3. Moved away from your home town? We moved away from what I call my hometown at the end of my 7th grade year. Where I live now is my hometown now!

4. Been in the hospital? Before I broke my leg in 2004 the only time other than the overnighter at age 15 following a car accident that I was in the hospital was to give birth 3 times....

5. Grown your own vegetables? Yes, every year. We grow tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and once in awhile we will throw in one other something.

6. Stayed up all night? When I was younger I used to stay up all night all the time. Now I can't do that!

7. Gone swimming in the ocean? OMG yes....I love to swim in the ocean.

8. Been out of the country? Many times.....Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, Thailand to name a few...

9. Played a video game? I am not great at video games. My grandkids go to Webkins and that is my speed for a video game. I am good at some of them too

10. Been chased by an animal? None that I remember.

11. Cheated on someone? Hmmm some things are better left unsaid..

12. Been to a theme park? I have been to Disney World, Disneyland, Bush Gardens in St. Louis and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City

13. Played Scrabble? Yep my hubby and I love scrabble. Only way I used to be able to beat him was to play strip Scrabble.

14. Colored your hair? I color and add highlights every 12 weeks.

15. Gotten in trouble over something you said or did on the internet? Not yet!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook


FOR TODAY March 1, 2009...

Outside my window...
Outside my window it is still dark and very cold. 21F I am so ready
for winter to end.

I am thinking...
I am thinking that I had four days off work, I feel rested and ready
to get back into things again.

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for these four days that I just had off to recharge

From the learning rooms...
We are discussing Hope for the month of March

From the kitchen...
Tonight for supper I made fried chicken, dressing, Brussel sprouts
and cranberry salad.

I am wearing...
I am wearing my pajamas with a that looks weird.

I am creating...
I am creating memories!~

I am going...
I am going to bed soon as it is getting late. I have an early
morning to get the younguns off to school and me off to work.

I am reading...
I am reading Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult.

I am hoping...
I am hoping we are going to have warm weather for spring break.

I am hearing...
I am hearing the blessed peacefulness of a silent house.

Around the house...
Around the house I am planning some spring cleaning chores.

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite things is to read in bed before I go to sleep
every night.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Much like every week my plans are working on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Paige and Justin will be here on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
My wedding day in Colorado
This is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole world.

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