Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A good motto for life

This is an excerpt from an email from a friend

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything."
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This Bionic Knee and Summer Clothes

Yesterday I woke up to a swollen bionic knee!!! Now I have no idea whats with that, but I kept it up most of the day and it was still swollen this morning and it still is now. I have no idea what could be causing that. It has been suggested by a family member or 2 that maybe I played too much ladder golf. Well all I gotta say is "Awwww come on". Tell me how standing basically in one spot and tossing a couple of balls connected by a rope at a ladder is going to make my bionic knee all upset???? So I don't think it is that, but I have to admit that I am at a loss as to what the cause could be. I am going to give it a couple more days and try to keep it up as much as I can when I am home and see what happens. If it is still swollen in a couple of days, then I guess I will call the doc and see what he has to say.

As for the summer clothes, I got them out of winter storage yesterday and all I can say is I wanted to pitch the whole lot of them. I think I need all new clothes. But in reality, the problem is more then likely this body of mine that I want a new one of. Sometimes I think I must be totally retarded not to be able to loose weight. It is simple to loose weight, just quit eating so much. But nooooooo, not me, my brain cant seem to master this!!!!

Last night I was doing something I told myself I wouldn't do, but I found myself wondering about the "What Ifs" in life. I have had this talk with myself many times and yet I fall back into that wondering what if this had happened, or what if that had happened, or I wish this would have been. And I have to say "Lady,,,,, life is what it IS. So live for today and plan for tomorrow and quit looking back". So for now today I am better about all that, now if I can only remember do to this every single day.

Well that's all the stuff in me today


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Grand Dog

I just have to post a picture of my new Grand Dog. He is such a regal gentelman. He is a Rat Terrior named Calvin. He kinda likes me and know what??? Its a mutual thing!!

Here he is

JoeMan's 4th Birthday

As promised,,, here are some pictures from our celebrating Joey's birthday today. We had a good day. We had intended to have a couple of Jim's kids here with their families too, but they all had other plans. But we had a great day. We played ladder golf, barBQued and ate. Anyway here are some pictures of Joe's day. He's sitting with his unopened presents, then his transformer he got and then his Spiderman cake!
Happy 4th Birthday Josiah,, better known as JoeMan to us!! We love you.

Friday, May 25, 2007

End of a Slow Work Week

Well here it is Friday. I got to leave work today a little after 1:30. Isn't that sooooo cool? I have one of the best jobs ever, even if this having nothing to do gets really boring after awhile. I am fortunate that they don't mind if I surf the net or do crossword puzzles or read magazines when I have nothing to do. So that is really good. But I am ready for a 3-dayer at home.

Tomorrow we are going to celebrate Joey's 4th birthday. Wow,, where did the time go. He is one awesome kid. I will take some pictures tomorrow and I will post them. I called him yesterday to sing Happy Birthday to him and he wasn't home, so I left it on their voice mail. He enjoyed that. Kim told me they had cupcakes or muffins at a friends and he told Kim's friend that they would have real birthday cake at Mamma's. Gosh I love those grand kids of mine. They make me feel like a queen. I am soooooo blessed.

Missy and Emmie my oldest grand children are soon to be 16 and 17. Both of them looking for summer jobs. I pray that they find one that they can enjoy as well as work at and that it wont be so far from home either. With the cost of gas they have to make a decent wage to drive any distance for a job.

Last night we had friends over for dinner. What a blast we had. Paula and I had 3 glasses of wine and we were feeling real good "HWhoo"!!!!! (^_^) I made a recipe that I got from the Olive Garden last time we were there. I ordered Tuscan Garlic Chicken and when the waitress came with the bill the recipe for that was tucked inside. I think it turned out pretty good for a Swede making Italian... But then I had a husband and I have a son that LOVES Italian and so I have done a bit of that kind of cooking.

Well I guess I have yammered on long enough. Blessing to all who enter!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Number Funnies

Q: What did 0 say to 8:

A: Nice belt

Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?

A: Because 7 8 9

Q: What did 2 say to 3 about the unruly 6:

A: "Dont mind him. He's just a product of our times"


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Thought for the day


Monday, May 21, 2007

The Top Song The Day I Was Born

This was the top song the day I was born. I think it is a neat song. I heard just a short clip of Willie Nelson singing it. I like it.
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain,
Or its lovely promise won't come true;
To each his own, to each his own - and my own is you.
What good is a song, if the words just don't belong?
And a dream must be a dream for two.
No good alone, to each his own -
for me there's you.
If a flame is to grow there must be a glow,
To open each door there's a key;
I need you, I know, I can't let you go;
Your touch means too much to me.
Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed,
Or they'll never know what love can do;
To each his own, I've found my own,
One and only you.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

December 21, 2012

I just finished watching a program on the History channel. It was about something cataclysmic or catastrophic that has been prophesied by many different people and they say that it ties into the book of Revelations prophecy about the end times and it is to happen December 21, 2012. Makes one really wonder.

I told Jim... Imagine that, I plan on retiring FOR SURE no later then Aug 26, 2012 and then the world ends?????

Just me

Friday, May 18, 2007

Waitin for the Tylenol PM to kick in

Here it is 10:30 on a Friday night. I just took 1/2 of a Tylenol PM and I am waiting for it to kick in before I head to bed. Otherwise, I lay there awake and toss and turn.

I had a boring day. I am done with my work for the month!!!! Well I do have to pay the restaurant bills, once (about 3 hours of work) and I need to pay the property bills once, another 4 hours of work, and I need to call tenants that are late on their rent and bug them. But what am I going to do with the rest of my time this month. It is always slow during June. July picks up because of all the quarterly reporting, but then August and September are so so slow. Come Oct things in my job pick up and I am at least fairly busy through April of the next year. I do love my job, but these summer months, gosh, I wish they would let me work 30 hours!!! But they pay me to be there, just in case!!!

Tonight Jim and I planted the front flower garden. Well actually Jim put them in the ground, I did some planning and taking the plants out of the little doohickies they come in. I think it will look nice. Eric and Kim and Faith and Joe gave me the neatest Mothers Day gifts. I got things to decorate my garden. The one has 2 hooks on it and on there hang a copper sculpture of a fish and a blue glass ball, that I think you can put a candle in if you wanted. The other one is a single stake and on there goes a copper snail. The snail and fish have these pretty colored glass beads in them. I placed them in the front garden under the eaves. I don't want hail to come and break them. I would be very sad.

Tomorrow I want to work on getting the planters on my deck planted. I think I have enough flowers, just gotta do it and I think we will get to it. Then we have the back RR tie garden to finish planting. There are a couple of perennials out there. My attempt to make it an all perennial garden has failed after several attempts. So I think again I will fill it with Petunias. They are prolific, look and smell pretty.

Well I don't have much more to say even tho the PM hasn't kicked in. Guess I will play a couple of games of solitaire.



Thursday, May 17, 2007



Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A Follow Up To My Last Blog

After I wrote the last blog, I was sent a page in an email about the 60's. That was when I was growing up. I wrote and asked the owner of this website if I could place this link and he gave me permission.

I loved being in high school in the early 60's. So much of what I was complaining about in my last blog began to occur in the late 60's. So, I and my generation, must hang our heads in shame to admit that we were the ones, that perpetrated some of what has become of society. So to all that read. I am sorry. I wish I had done more. It is so hard to go back and change, save a work by the hand of God.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Longing For A Simpler Time

It doesn't seem like long ago that my 2 kids were little. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was a child. It doesn't seem that long ago that mankind had faith in each other. It doesn't seem that long ago that we basically were a moral nation. A time when life was good and we didn't have to watch every step we made, every word we said, or lock every window and door. WHAT HAPPENED??? Where were we when all this fell apart?

In talking with Jim (he drives school bus in his retirement) about the kids, the school and the bus company, sometimes I want to stand up and scream. WHAT IS WRONG WITH US? It seems that kids have no respect for anyone these days. When I was growing up I would have NEVER dared to talk back to any adult without being assured whoever that adult was, would put me in my place. My kids if they had talked back to someone in authority over them, may not have been touched physically but I would have heard about it, and you can be sure they would have been disciplined. Today kids say what they please to whom they please with no fear of an repercussions from their words or actions. I guess even when my children were young, the trend had begun to let discipline in our lives go. Why did we allow that? Why did we as a people of this nation of this world allow discipline to leave our lives. Why did we allow children to grow up without knowing responsibility? It seems that today, no one wants to take responsible for their own actions. They are so quick to point the finger. That goes from small children to adults.

Where are those who will stand up and say... Be responsible, take discipline and learn from it? I would like to think that if we all banded together we could change the world. But I know that we live in a fallen world, and things are not going to get better, save a world wide revival of God's changing power in the lives of mankind. Even tho I hate how our world has become, I know from reading the book of Revelations, that it is not going to get any better. So, will I just sit back and train my mind to accept these things???? NEVER!!! I will continue to stand for what I think it right. I will continue to pray and I will continue to trust God with my life and the lives of my family. Praise be to God


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Braggin about my beautiful first grandchild

I just have to post these pictures. They are of my oldest granddaughter Missy all beautiful for her junior prom. I think she is BEAUTIFUL!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Just a post for today

It has been a while since I have posted. I don't have a lot to say but going to just start writing and see what comes out.

Spring is in Minnesota and that feels good. Yesterday we had some VERY strong winds that even tho there was no rain with it did damage to trees and roofs. So strange. We were to get rain today which we need, but the atmosphere here is too dry. Our weather patterns for the last 5 years or so has been so strange. I know that they say that weather goes in patterns, and even tho I have been firm in my belief that it IS just weather patterns and not global warming that is causing this, I have to admit that I am beginning to wonder. I don't believe it is man that is doing it tho.

This past weekend was a weekend for Jim and I where we had no commitments at all. That almost seemed strange to me. Even tho I liked it, part of me hated it. What is wrong with me? Why do I feel like I need to be on the go and doing things all the time? Oh I do like to have my time at home to do as I please, but I am beginning to wonder how I will handle retirement, which I am thinking about often, even tho it is more then likely 4 years away or so.

This weekend I spent time thinking about my kids. There was a time that I thought that once they were grown up and married that would be it for worrying. But I know better now. It just brings another child into the family plus those gosh darn wonderful grand kids that twist around your heart and make you so concerned for them. When I look at this world and how evil it has become, I wonder if my prayers and the prayers of their parents will be enough to protect them and keep them. I know that God is big, but with what seems like the devil free to roam and do as he pleases on this earth, how can those young lives who have wills of their own make the right decisions with all that temptation staring them in the face 24/7? No matter what, I will never stop praying for them.

It is hard to stand by and watch your kids make decisions that I feel are not right. Sometimes I am right, and sometimes, thank God, the decisions they make prove to be the right ones and I was wrong. I thank God for those times.

Well it seems I have rambled on long enough for this post.

Blessings to all who enter and read.