Sunday, December 14, 2008

40 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT!
Learn 40 things about your friends, and let them learn 40 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese? no
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? no and never will
3. Do you own a gun? no
4. Your favorite song? for the season "The Christmas Song"
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointment? Yes
6. What do you think of hot dogs? The thought of them brings warm feelings, because they are often associated with cookouts, community events, etc. We hardly ever eat them though.
7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Diet coke and/or juice
8. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my diamonds given to me by my hubby
9. What one trait do you hate about yourself? procrastination
10. What is your middle name? Jean
11. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment... why Katie feels so distant, how much I miss both of my girls, the washer is done.
12. Name 3 things you bought yesterday. nothing
13. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. water, diet coke and juice
14. Current worries right now? health, money and family
15. Current hate right now? sinus infection
16. How did you celebrate the New Year? playing cards with mom and marty
17. Where would you like to go? to sleep
18. Name one person who will complete this? Pat
19. Do you own slippers? yes
20. What shirt are you wearing? green
21. Can you whistle? yes
22. Favorite color? green
23. Would you be a pirate? no.
24. What songs do you sing in the shower? none
25. Favorite girl's name? Cassandra and Katie
26. Favorite boy's name? Jonathon
27. What's in your pocket right now? nothing
28. Last thing that made you laugh? Sassie sleeping with her paw (pad side)covering her nose
29. Best bedsheets as a child? crush velvet royal blue bedspread.
30. Worst injury you had? a boy kicked me in the leg and I had to have stitches
31. Do you love where you live? yes
32. How many TVs do you have in your house? 3
33. Who is your loudest friend? Terri (family make the best friends)
34. How many dogs do you have? two
35. Does someone have a crush on you? yes
36. What is your favorite candy? chocolate covered caramels
37. Favorite Sports Teams? Redskins/Colts
38. What song do you want played at your funeral? Amazing Grace
39. What were you doing 12 AM last night? sleeping
40. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? who's licking my foot?

Monday, December 01, 2008


It was a joy to have my girls and their families home again. We really enjoyed spoiling Lukey. He has such an eye for detail. It's going interesting to see how much he's learned by the next time we see him. We enjoyed seeing almost all of the Dodson family. That was a nice surprise, especially since we didn't get to see the Rusk family.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and stays healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, healthy anyway.

PS. Thank you girls for helping in the kitchen as much as you did. That was a treat!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Early Release!!

Just to throw you all off I'm putting out my November release in October! You see the only reason I'm doing this blog is to keep in touch with the lives of my family who has chosen to move out west. (I know Kentucky isn't really west, but it's further west then West Virginia)
I felt badly that everyone was making far more entries than I, but now...maybe they are too busy to keep in touch with their mother. Maybe I should help them with their blogs and make up exciting stories of what might be going on if only they were to be kind enough to share it with me themselves.
Let's Cassie and Paul drove to the big city of Chicago this weekend to buy a new piece of furniture for their apartment. Wait. That is true...Ah, but see I know that because Cassie called me this weekend.
Katie on the other hand I have no idea what may be going on with her. So, let's see, Katie tried this wonderful new recipie for Chicken Pot Pie that Oprah featured on her show this week. She had the whole house filled with the aroma of roasted chicken and corn bread when Danny came home from work. To make it yummy for Lukey she put the veggies and chicken through the food grinder first. Mashed Chicken Pot Pie. Mmmm Danny had 3 helpings to make sure she knew how much he appreciated her effort. She decided that since it was such a big hit she would volunteer to make enough for our Thanksgiving dinner in Virginia! She knows her mother would be so proud!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

September in October

I didn't make it in time for September!! School is in session and this month has gone by fast. We have been working, eating and sleeping it seems.
I've been trying to get ready for the holiday season. This year I've attempted crocheting.
I'm tempted to put up the tree early, so I can see how the garland will look. We should have just left it up. As it was we didn't take it down until almost summer! We should probably wait a little while longer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August 08

We made it to Kentucky to visit Katie, Danny and Lukey! It was so nice getting to see Lukey. He has grown a couple of inches since July I think. It was such a surprise to Ken when he saw Cassie. He was not expecting that at all.
We stayed in Bowling Green just a few miles away. Danny and Katie had just moved into their new home that week, and I'm sure were glad to have some peace and quite. (well as much as can be had with a baby around) It gave us a chance to reguvinate ourselves. It takes a lot of energy to love on Lukey. I wish we were able to be with him daily to see all of the little subtle changes as he figures things out and discovers this world. It's amazing how fast they grow.
We'll always treasure those memories with our two girls, and I grow more and more appreciative of having my sisters and their kids so close by during those years. Our parents moved us away from our aunts/uncles and cousins when we were in elementary/jr high. We really didn't have a chance to get very close with any of them.
Maybe our grandchildren will in turn live near their siblings and our great grandchildren will have that same bond our children had. Things go in cycles.
Oh well, so much for sentamentalness. We go back to work in a few days. Back to our routines. I think that works better for me. I tend to get more accomplished. We hopefully won't have to add anyone to our carpool. I would greatly miss "our time". This economy is making things tight for everyone though. That too tends to go in cycles.
Take care everyone!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

July Memories

Well, this month has been full of life and loved ones. We are now sitting here watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" and the dogs are sitting here watching us. Interestingly enough, I don't think we've seen this one. Ray and his mom go on a cruise. I told Ken he is more than welcome to take his mom on a cruise, but I don't think he's up to it.
We are taking in boarders this week. Our first guest arrived this evening. The next two arrive tomorrow. Terri and Davey are going to Massanutten, so we're watching the pets. Dave and Deb are going too, so we're going out to their house to walk their pups.
Ben & Jerry just came in. I have to go...

Monday, June 30, 2008

July 2008

I'm sitting here with mom in the sun room, but there is no sun. The rain is pouring down in buckets! We have really enjoyed having mom and Marty here for a visit this summer. They've had a nice on going visit with Katie and Danny along with Joey who is here for a 2-3 week visit. Come the 2nd week of July they will all be gone, and we will be very lonely.
Lukas has totally stolen our hearts! It's going to really be hard to see him go. I don't want to talk about that. We may not be going anywhere this summer, besides Massanutten. (...the rain stopped) Cost of gas has really set us for a loop.
Well, it's back to the tasks at hand.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Family Fun

We had to say goodbye to Cassie as she left this morning for home. It was great to see her! Just so hard to see her go.
It was nice to take off a couple of days from work also! School's almost over. Exams begin tomorrow. It's been a long year due to our unfortunate lack of bad weather.
We will have to be saying goodbye to Katie soon also. Not looking forward to that, but I know they'll be happy to join Danny's family in Kentucky. Lukas will continue to be spoiled just by a different set of grandparents! Next time we see him he'll be crawling! They grow so fast.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Baby Lukas is here!

This has been a very exciting week whereas baby Lukas decided to be born in February instead of March. He is so adorable and we are so in love with him already.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Book Tag

Book Tag
Tagged by Cass... Thanks... so...

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Book is Just Goldens by Tom Davis (chose page 23, only 91 total)
"First you define your terms; then, you coax, cajole and cross your fingers. Any Way you cut it, though, possession is still nine-tenths of the law."

I have no one to tag. Oh well.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Please pass the tissues.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Here we are in 2008! I haven't been very faithful in keeping up with this blog, but thought I might give it another go.
We had a very nice holiday season. Mom and Marty came for a two week stay. This was Marty's first time flying commercial which was a big undertaking for him. All went well except the steps were too much for mom. Even with a wheel chair assist on the way home they still had to climb the steps up to the plane. Might be their last commercial flight. This will probably be their last Christmas trip also. Right now they are planning on hybernating from Thanksgiving-Easter. We'll see.
We hope to drive out to Kansas a couple of times this year, maybe even another trip to Wisconsin. Our first grandbaby is due in March, so we will see how the travel plans go.
Working on another baby blanket. Keeping my knitting muscles limber. We go back to work tomorrow, so being as lazy as possible today!
Happy New Year!!