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Jan. 14th, 2011

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Haven't had any time this week to post anything--am doing this at work only because I'm caught up and it's fast internet. Had dinner last night at our neighbors--very interesting couple who have lived all over the world, Just love listening to their stories. And ranted and raved yesterday after looking at my paycheck and discovering they STILL forgot my holiday pay from Thanksgiving, 3 hours of in-service time, and Christmas and New Years. What the?????? I've already heard all the excuses, I just want my money!!
Anyways, books I am reading right now:
"Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls-- A story based in truth, about the life of the author's Grandmother. Fantastic so far! Colorful, larger than life characters.
"Ghost Files" by Jeff Belanger(?)I'm at work so I may have spelled his name wrong. He started Ghostvillage.com. Explanations of different ghostly encounters and stories from people who claim paranormal experiences.

Jan. 9th, 2011

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Just another quiet weekend here, big difference from last weekend when my son and his fiancee visited for the new years holiday. Young people bring such life onto a house! I wish he lived closer,200 miles is a long ways off. But it gives us someplace to go when we want to get away. Since he lives in the Springfield/Branson area, there's lots to see and do. And, most important of all,(at least to my husband), there's THE Bass Pro Shop. No trip to Springfield is complete without a pilgramage to bass pro.
We did go out to dinner at Ruby Tuesday's Saturday evening for a steak (yummy!) and then To the local mall. The only reason I like going there is one store in particular--Romancing the Stone. It's like an old time head shop or something. Incense, beads, jewelry, tie die-all that stuff. The thrift store's in town were already closed (rats). I love prowling the Salvation Army store and Goodwill, I get more excited finding bargains there than some people do at Macy's or J.C. Penney's.
Monday again, yuck.

Jan. 7th, 2011

Karma

I found out yesterday that something happened to someone I am familiar with, and it proves my belief that what goes around comes around. This person did things that weren't nice(to put it mildly) and those things came back around to bite him in the butt. Actually, it's more than that, this person has a position of authority and now it looks as if his actions are going to get him in a whole lot of trouble. My philosophy is: just be kind to people, and live and let live.
And I hope this link below works, these are my latest accomplishments on the crochet front.
http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc459/MaryElizabeth62/afghans/

Jan. 5th, 2011

"I shoulda been a cowboy...."

We've got free encore movie stations this month on Dish, and it includes the western station. That got me thinking about one of my childhood dreams---to "go west" and become a cowgirl (ie Dale Evans). It was an appealing idea to a city kid living in northeast Ohio. Just taking my dog and little red wagon and heading out toward the sunset....I had a vague idea of where west was, the only state I was familiar with was California. Yep, that was the life for me. Wearing a genuine leather cowgirl skirt (fringe and everything) and riding around on a pretty little paint pony. Well, it didn't work out. Good thing, too. I learned later in life just how hard a job being a wrangler is. It's dirty, hot work and loooong days. And very physical. I spared myself from ageing quickly. Not too long ago, I decided I wanted to start horseback riding again.(it's been a lifetime ago since I was on a horse). My friend R says come over anytime on a weekend, we'll saddle up and and ride, you'll get the hang again in no time. Before the appointed day, I chickened out. I started thinking about all the things that could spook even a good, calm horse, and envisioned all the broken bones I'd wind up with. I think about things like that more and more. So that dream died a natural death...too bad, I think I would have looked good in a fringy leather skirt :)

Dec. 26th, 2010

Sunday after

WE had a quiet christmas, the kind I like nowadays. I can pretend that I'm a professional chef--a la Julia Child--now that I have my own set of stainless steel chef-quality pots and pans. Armed with my new pots and pans, and using my "Mastering the art of French Cooking" book, I can really do some damage, and impress my husband and friends. And my "adopted" Mom, bless her, thinks that I'm practically a Vera Wang because I'm a whiz at crocheting scarfs (which I made her for Christmas), and afghans.
And I'm getting over a stomach ache, not due to any kind of bug, (here's where the jellybeans come in). I love those gourmet jelly beans, although it may be a long time before I eat more. I sent my hubby to Wal Mart Thursday to buy them, and he called me from the candy aisle. "Which ones!?" he yelled into the phone." GOURMET!" he shouts "BUT THEY HAVE BLACK ONES!" Why do people think they have to shout into cell phones to be heard, especially in public? It's ok for those of us who occasionally like to eavesdrop on conversations, but why make everything sound like an emergency?
Ah well, back to the real world tomorrow morning.

Dec. 24th, 2010

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Christmas eve, and it's snowing---what a beautiful, peaceful evening....

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