Monday, October 10, 2011

Innn-troducing - - - - Braxton Eric Moteberg

This is my newest grandbaby Braxton.  He was born yesterday 10/9/11 at 3:30 PM and tonight already the family came to our house for dinner.  It felt good to hold the little honey.  I can tell he belongs to my family.  He looks like his daddy some, like his big brother Josiah, and like his cousin Abbe.  So cute and precious.  I love him to bits already!!
Welcome Honey...

 Mamma admiring
 Mamma and Braxton making faces
 Grandpa thinking he is pretty neat too
Look at all that blond hair,, he likes his hands by his mouth... He likes to eat alot too.  He will grow fast

Friday, October 07, 2011


In the land of Scandinavians with mostly blond hair and blue eyes, I have a brown eyed granddaughter named Faith.  She just turned 12 .  We actually celebrated a week early as the following weekend the family was to start working on a house that they are moving into.  Anyway, we celebrated and here she is showing her loot

 And here she is holding her birthday cake which is a Culver's frozen custard cake.  Mamma was REALLY lame in the decorating of it, and I forgot to buy candles so I rustled up 3 and put in one and grouped the other 2 together.  I know.. Unforgivable.  But she is a sport and didn't mind.
Happy Birthday Faith.  We love you and we are proud of you.

Thursday, October 06, 2011


In case you dont know what this is here is the definition: "Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation."

1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.

12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'

13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. I’d ask God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

18. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

19. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

20. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.

21. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

22. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

23. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

24. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

25. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

26. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

27. A diplomat is someone who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you look forward to the trip.

28. Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish they were.

29. I always take life with a grain of salt. Plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.

30. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

31. The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

32. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

33. Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

34. Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.

35. If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child

Ode To Hot Water

Oh hot water
How I have taken thee for granted.
When  you are absent from my faucet
how I do mourn.

Washing hands is not so bad
But when having to wash further
Like hair and body
I scream out my love to thee

I am so very glad you are back
I purr with delight as I turn on the faucet
And there you are with warm delight
To start my day with smiles and not shivers

OK,, so my poetry writing isn't the best, but after having not hot water for a couple of days,, I felt like a queen this morning.  How spoiled we are compared to alot of the world, huh?

Today I thank God for hot water.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

No One To Blame But Me

Ya know,, there are just times, I want to blame someone else for stuff.  Now this is coming from the fact that I am a sports fan.  I live in MN and I love my Minnesota spots teams.  I was not born in Minnesota but I have lived in this state for over 45 years and my whole allegiance lies with them.  However, 7 years ago I went and married a man from Michigan who has lived here for 25 years and has not lived in his home state for over 50 years.  Yet this man is DEDICATED to every Michigan sports team there is.  You know I didn't think it would be a big deal, but it is.  I hate it when he is pulling for the Michigan teams when they are playing Minnesota teams.  Stupid I know,, but it is what it is.  I want to (and I am ashamed to say I have) scream at him and ask him what is wrong with him not rooting for the teams of the state he lives in.  Today when Michigan was burying my poor Gophers, he insisted on keeping that game on the TV the whole time.  I got mad and said some mean things to him.  So I went shopping.  While I was out I realized, I shouldn't be mad at him but at myself for going ahead and marrying him.  I knew before we got married that he did not like the Vikings (who I adore with all my heart even tho this year they have really stunk so far).  Saying all this, if I am to be angry or upset with anyone, it should be with ME for marrying him when it bugs me to not have anyone sitting with me rooting for the team I like.  I had that for 36 years.  I loved it and I miss it.

I made sure that the man I married was of the same political leaning and was of the same faith as I was.  I should have been wise enough to do the same for sports, when they are important to me.

So,,,,,, what do I do about it short of telling him to take a hike???