Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving in Wausau

I'm home...had a great time in Wausau! My grandkids, Jasmine (almost 9) and Conlan (almost 5) went with me to Jill's house. It was just Mom and Ray, niece Jenni and her son, Trent (4), Jill's daughter, Michelle, and me with the grandkids...a small group of us. Conlan and Jasmine came here Friday night and stayed over...they had a great time playing ball with Tag that evening. Got up Saturday a.m. and left for Wausau. We had our usual Thanksgiving feast of turkey and all the trimmings. YUMMY! As always, we ended up playing cards in the evening...I won some, lost some. Came home today...dropped Jasmine and Conlan off to their parents and am home! Man, I do love being home! Had such a great time and so enjoyed my visit with my family. Tony - Jill's son who is in the Air Force and stationed in Anchorage (spends a lot of time with our sister, Joyce) - and Julie (our sister who moved to Coloroado earlier this year) were noticeably absent...and missed.

Anyway...I had my camera at hand the entire weekend and didn't take photos. That is, until Jenni and Trent were leaving and I thought, "OHMYGOSH! I haven't taken any pictures...must get some of the kids!!!" Geez...where was my head??? Those were the only pictures I took.

Trent, Jasmine, and Conlan...

I have tomorrow off and will be hookin', hookin', hookin'!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving - Stop Motion Video

People are so creative...and obviously have much more time on their hands than do I! Thought I was going to laugh my fool head off over this one...enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Look What I Found on

Just wandering around YouTube today...see what I found! It's Darren Hayes from Savage Garden with Pavarotti singing O Sole Mio! YAY!

This Time - Celine Dion [HQ] (Taking Chances Album)

Speaking of time...this is one of Celine's newest songs. She has an album (and tour) "Taking Chances" coming soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Now...and Then!'s been a week since I last made an entry! I have a good excuse...take a look at this...

Yup, I had a major toothache! I suffered through it...

cuz I had some good meds...

And, now I feel all better! What a relief! A trip to the dentist is in my very near future.

But, enough about that!

I was thinking the other day about how time marches on, regardless of what we want - or don't want - to happen. Time seems to pass by more quickly the older one gets and I really don't care for that! We always talk about waiting for the weekend or our days off...and rush through the rest of our days. I, for one, am going to try to slow myself down and enjoy what I can from each day I am given.

With that in's something fun to look at...

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And, some parting shots...

THEN --- (me at 5 mos)
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(me at 22)

BEFORE THEN --- (me Mum at 19)...yup, I wore her wedding dress!
That's all I have for tonight!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Look for my Blog!

Yup, I am playing follow the leader and changing my colors around. Just as Tammy & Brenis did. I even got a new template. Such fun I have when I am in my 'escape' mode. I really need to be doing other things, but feel the need to goof off, instead.

But HEY!!! I actually did accomplish something this week. This is a chairpad by Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox. It's going to be a pillow, not a chairpad, though. This will be for Jasmine, my soon-to-be 9 year old granddaughter. I have gray antique buttons to put on for eyes.

I have 3 more grandchildren...3 more pillows to hook...2 of them ready to start at any time. I'm hoping to get a good amount of hooking done tomorrow.

That's it for now!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Fall Back...

Daylight Saving Time...for some reason, I can never keep it straight whether we are to spring back/fall ahead (yes, I know, that doesn't quite make sense) OR spring ahead/fall back. I always need to look it up...thank goodness for the internet! Well, I did get extra sleep, so that was nice.

One reason I am happy for DST is because now it will be light out on my morning drive to work...better to see the deer that way! Ohyeah, one of the exciting features of my long drive in to work is the fact that 15 of the miles I drive are signed as deer crossing corridors.

YIKES! Luckily, I've not hit one. Every morning, I pray to God to protect the deer from me...and me from the deer. One morning, I narrowly missed a doe and she had the audacity to look at me as if I'm the one who shouldn't have been there (well, maybe she had a point). Another morning, a doe ran across the road close enough for me to worry, but far enough away that as long as she kept moving, we would both be okay. With the sky lighter now - at least for the time being - driving to work will be a bit more relaxing for me.

Here's my front yard this morning...

As you can see, I have a LOT of leaves still on the trees. Luckily, we mow/mulch and NOT rake! Was a bit worried about that!

Must continue working on my list for today, so that's all for now!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


The Led Zeppelin reunion gig in London has been POSTPONED! Jimmy Page has broken his finger (get it? 'breaking' news...'broken' his finger...haha...not laughing at poor Jimmy...just my sense of humor...), so the concert will not be on November 26, but on December 10! Of the fortunate few who are in possession of tickets, I wonder how many will not be able to attend because of the date change? Perhaps my name will be drawn yet!