Friday, October 22, 2010

Things I love Take II

I couldn't help writing down a few other things that make me happy.

The Farmers' Market ( soon to close down because of the cold weather)  :-(

Creating with friends (canning jalapeno jelly today!!!)

Cleaning windows (well, actually I hate cleaning windows, but love the look of freshly cleaned windows, so I guess I love clean windows, not cleaning windows)

The return of Red Wings hockey

Dark Chocolate (when I heard it was good for you, it gave me license to eat it a little more often, okay, okay, a lot more often)

Taking time to spend a few minutes on the computer

Our small group (love those people!)

Watching God do amazing things!!

PIZZA!!!  (I really do limit myself to very little, but I love, love, love it!)

Okay, enough for now, I am so grateful for the little things...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things I love

I thought I would make a list of the things I love at the moment...'cause it changes day by day. 

Cool weather (with these nasty hot flashes, the cool days and nights feel wonderful!)

Shopping with Lance today (he had to get two more green shirts, let's see, I think that makes six now)

Hubs home early from work stealing some well deserved zzzzzzzz's

My books (yes, I have mentioned this from time to time) :-)

Working out (can you believe that I actually love working out???? I can't either!)

Talking to my daughter about my grandson (soon to be delivered and I can't wait...well...yes I can because I want him to healthy and perfect in everyway)

My job

The things I can buy at my job (just in case you don't know, I work at Sur La Table...)

More things I can buy at my job (Ya Baby!!!)


Bible reading

Worship music

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat

Playing cards and giggling with Brig (okay, not giggling, laughing until hurts, which isn't very pretty with the wheezing and snorting and crying and squealing and then having to explain what was so funny to the hubs who didn't find it funny...humpff)


Cooking with all the new things I have purchased at work (unfortunately I tend to buy too much)

This is always fun to write down the things that make me happy.  I love my life!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Remembering Summer Again

As I was walking outside taking pictures of the lingering summer flowers, I started reminiscing about the wonderful summer we had this year.  The Tiger game, San Diego with Angela, Lisa, Emma and Lily's visit, "Up North" in Caseville, Rhonda's family here for Crystal's was great.

Lance, Emma and Lily
in Caseville, MI

Lance's Special Needs class
at the Detroit Tigers game.

Lance making pizza wearing the
apron and hat from Angela and David.

Petting farm in Caseville

Seals basking in the sun at La Jolla beach

Angela at 27 weeks

Rhonda, Jim and Crystal at Stony Creek

It truly was a memory making summer, now I am looking forward to a memory making autumn.  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Front Lines

I pretend I would be this incredible missionary and bring the "Good News" to people around the world world.  I pretend I would be able to live in exotic places and walk around in peaceful and beautiful surroundings sharing my "Worldly and Godly Wisdom" to those who know no better.  I am naive.

I have a dear friend,  Jami and her husband Brian, that after years of knowing and wanting to minister to missionaries and people in Africa, finally made it.  She has a blog and been sharing her journey of getting to that place.  Please take a moment or two to read her compelling latest entry.  She and her family are truly on the front lines. 

I realize that it takes very special people to missionary work and as sad as I feel, I am not one of them.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

I can't believe it!!!  It has been forever since I have blogged.  Wow, life goes on even when we aren't looking.  I am hardly on the computer except for email and an occasional look on facebook.  I never thought I would become too busy to not to use my computer, but alas, that is exactly what happened.  Between two jobs, one ending and another beginning, visiting my daughter in San Diego, having two sisters and their families come up to visit, several family members in the hospital and planning a baby shower, not to mention trying to keep up with my workouts, I haven't had a moment.  I am not complaining, no not at all! Just saying that I have missed my time blogging. 

The weather has finally cooled down today and Brig and I finished all the canning.  We made Raspberry Current jam and Apple Cranberry preserves for favors for the shower.  Yummm...  The house cleaning commences tomorrow and the decorations early in the week. In a few short months my little grandson will be here and I can't wait to hold him!

Oh...I haven't told you just how much I love my job.  :-)  I am working at Sur La Table (pronounced sur la tob) and love it.  It is a wonderful place for foodies (I like to pretend that I am a foodies).  The problem is I want to spend all my money before coming home.  Oh the things I could cook if I had the right tools in the kitchen... 

Yes, time does fly when you are having fun...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Robin Williams As The American Flag : The Coolest One

This is so much fun! Since it is the 4th of July holiday weekend, I thought I would share it. Enjoy!!

Robin Williams As The American Flag : The Coolest One

Oh, by the way, we have a new post at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Glowing and Glistening

Did I say I loved the south?  If I remember right, I have said I love the south, many, many times.  Well today it was hot, and being a northerner once again (after moving back from living in the south) I am not used to it.  It was 95 degrees with high humidity and we wimped out.  Yes, we wimped out totally, we came home from church ate some lunch and promptly fell asleep in the air conditioning.  All four of us!  After a long summer's nap...we woke up and decided to watch a movie, Invictous if anyone wants to know (good movie by the way!).  Then ate a very late dinner, left overs from our picnic yesterday.  I needed to get a walk in, so at 9:00 p.m. we leashed up the dogs and walked for about 30 minutes. 

And that's when it started...drip, drip, drip...drip down the back...drip between the girls, drip down the forehead, drip, drip, drip...   My hair was drenched.  My shirt was wet and my arms felt clammy.  My underwear (I am still a little too heavy to call them panties yet) was sticking to me in a very uncomfortable way.  I use to say that girls glowed or glisten, well not anymore, I was sweating and I mean Sweating with a big S. Sweating like a man...  Ewwwww...

I am not going to complain about it being hot, no, I am not going to complain because before too long it will be winter once again.  But I want it noted that I will surge tomorrow on the treadmill, in the basement with the air on and I will do my strengthening exercises in front of the TV with Jillian...with the air on and close to a register which will be wide open. 

I still do love the south, but I have been away a little too long.