Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble, Gobble.....whatever

I cannot believe that it's Thanksgiving already.....seems like I was just complaining about fourth of July fireworks a couple weeks ago. As they say.....time flies!

So far our weather hasn't given us much grief. Today is in the middle 50's and tomorrow is promising 60. Oh yes!  I could have this kind of weather all winter and be extremely happy.

Everyone is coming to my house but my family is small so it won't be very crowded. It smells wonderful in here as the turkey is nearly done. After it comes out of the oven, the pies go cherry and one pumpkin. Today is a lot of work but tomorrow is when we.....or the cook at least....reaps the rewards. A yummy dinner just by warming up leftovers!!

I wish everyone reading a wonderful holiday, filled with good memories. Our dinner this year is a little less than last year because of higher costs, but it's still plenty and we are grateful for it.  I don't do Black Friday ..... unless it's online. Online shopping is the only way to go as far as I'm concerned.

Oh yes.....just wanted to throw in this tidbit. My daughter made a last minute run to the grocery store yesterday to pick up more butter and some squash. They didn't have the squash that I like so we will go without that this year but.....while in the store, this idiot in a truck as big as a bus backed into her front bumper. No damage on his monster truck but his trailer hitch caught her front bumper and cracked it all the way looks terrible. she was reading the note he slipped under her wiper blade, a girl sitting in a car next to her told her she saw it happen. She didn't get his license number as she thought he was doing the right thing by leaving her a note. WRONG.  He honestly and truly wrote, "a girl watching thinks I'm leaving you a note with my info cause I hit your car, but I'm not. hahahahaha.".

Sigh.  Yes, they are out there.  The lowlifes.  And they're breeding.  May God have mercy on us. In the meantime you just don't wanna know what I'm wishing will happen to him.  And yes....part of those wishes may have to do with a dependency on Vi@gr@  with guaranteed side effects of severe eye-watering, paint-peeling flatulence.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving......and if Black Friday is your thing, I wish you many bargains.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oh....Tis a Sad Day in Mudville....

Talk about DIEHARDS!  You know I received yet ANOTHER Robo-call at 8:30 last night (our polls close at 9). Last weekend when I received 3 calls in a ten minute range, I took the phone off the hook and it stayed off until Monday night. I figured on the day of voting we'd be safe......HA, so much for that!

Lots of sad people today but also there are a lot of happy ones. Never have I seen the country so DIVIDED, when we are supposed to be UNITED.  Wow.....such a place in history this will take.  On a happier note for some of us, local tax increases have been voted down.....but what surprises me is that they were just barely voted down.  For me, personally, I do not have any extra money for higher taxes right now.  I am so hoping that the economy will turn around enough that I will once again be back where I was 10 years ago when I retired.  .....Hey. I can dream.....right?

It's bright and sunshiney out today and the colors of the leaves that are left on some trees paint a pretty picture. However I have a task to do that is not so pretty. My friend and I are going to the funeral home 35 miles away to pay our respects. A co-worker's son has died.....and he was only thirty! He fought hard....he had been ill for a little over a year. I can't even begin to imagine the pain associated with that and I pray to God that I never do know it. No one should ever have to bury their child.

In my area we did get a little bit of "Sandy". The high winds caused many branches to go down and take wires with them. I was without power for 17 hours and it got pretty darn cold in here.  But I'm very grateful we got it back that quickly when I see what's still going on east of me.

I am a horrible blogger and will be surprised if any of you even check out my site anymore. Those of you that do.....THANK YOU for still keeping me in mind.  I just haven't had anything newsworthy to write about......and maybe that's a good thing. My life just keeps truckin' along....with no twists or turns and I'm also grateful for that.  Twists and turns mean chaos and chaos I can do without. Anyway, I'm going to try and post more often from now on. Not that I expect chaos, but maybe you'd like to read about the fly I found in my fish. LOL