Thursday, November 25, 2010


John and I were supposed to drive to his sister's house for Thanksgiving today. The weather changed our plans. Our high today was 31 degrees and that was at 9:30 this went down to 25 degrees by 11:00 a.m. Add the rain and sleet, and you have icy conditions. John and I agreed that we wouldn't drive to Theresa's house, rather we would stay home, safe and warm and dry. Sad to miss this family get-together but glad we will have a chance to do it another time. ICE ON THE TREE OUTSIDE MY STUDIO WINDOW.
The roads are still icy so we won't be going anywhere today. That's fine....we have food in the freezer and we have each other.
Wishing all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Our grateful prayer are with you all.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

This week's 10 on Tuesday is 10 Movies you want to see at the Theater. We don't usually go to the movies in town, rather we wait till the movie comes out on DVD and are able to sit in our easy chairs and eat popcorn while watching. And we can hit the pause button if we need to make a bathroom break. But if I had unlimited time and money, these are the movies I'd want to see at the theater:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2. ( I know, I need to wait till May of next year for this one)
3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
4. One for the Money (It comes out next year. This is the money made from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series of books.)
5. Blood Fare (It also comes out next year - not sure if it will be in the theatres or go directly to DVD but our son is in this one so we will definitely see it!)
6. Red - what can I say? I love Helen Mirren!
7. Secretariat - I've only seen the promos but it looks interesting.
8. Unstoppable - I'm not normally interested in an action film but the promos grabbed me.
9. Fair Game - I wonder how Hollywood is going to treat the Valerie Plame issue.
10. The Next 3 Days - again, I really don't care of Russell Crowe, but the story intrigues me.

What's on your list?

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Saturday, November 13, 2010


Picture this: Late afternoon on a Friday, 2 men working diligently to dig a hole thru rock and clay (they've spent the last 2 weekends pouring water into the hole to loosen the clay). Finally, they think they have it deep enough to sink a post and cement it in place. Now, picture one of the 2 men pounding the new post into the ground...pound, pound, pound....smash! It happened so fast, yet, he tells me he knew it was coming as it was happening and was powerless to stop it. This is his thumb, shortly after it happened - it's almost twice that size this morning. No, it's not broken, just bloody and swollen. Poor baby can't do much with his left hand. Makes one understand why we were given oposable thumbs! Poor John....he is NOT used to being unoccupied...thank goodness we've got a lot of movies on DVD and plenty of beer and coffee!

Until next time!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

This week's Ten on Tuesday blog post is supposed to be about 10 Dream Vacations. Let's see how far I can get.....

1. Anywhere my son and his family are - mostly in Utah.

2. Ireland - I've always wanted to go there.

3. Paris - My second favorite city in the entire world.

4. Hong Kong - my very favorite city of the ones I've visited.

5. Australia - just saying the name of the country makes me smile!

6. England and Scotland - I visited both places and would love to go back.

7. Maine - I absolutely adore Maine - especially the Casco Bay area and the tiny island of Little Diamond.

8. Rhode Island - where I believe my heart really lies.

9. New Hampshire - especially in the peak of autumn...those leaves have to be seen to be believed.

10. Alaska - I've always had a desire to see Alaska.

Wow! I came up with 10 places to go on vacation! There isn't one of them that takes precedence over particular order, except for seeing my grandchildren and their mom and dad.

What's on your list?

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