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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree!

Tonight we drug out the extension cord and plug the lights in on the BIG cedar tree out front. You can really tell that the little tree has grown a lot over the years as the lights are nearly invisible. I outlined the tree in this photo as it's so dark and I wanted the edges visible.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


What away to get pulled out of a meeting at work - Scott called to let me know that I had to come home right away to take him for stitches. So now he looks like Greg's cat with his fat bandaged thumb. He had to have 3 stitches to close the hole he made with a pair of needle-nose pliers while fixing my weed-eater.

Turkey Day Week!

We will be going to dinner at Scott's Moms' this year as I have to be to work at 5 AM the day after Thanksgiving and Julia asked us first. I'll be making a broccoli casserole using Julia's recipe:


2 pkgs frozen broccoli, chopped (10 oz)
2 eggs, beaten
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 onion, chopped
1/4 stick margarine, melted
Ritz crackers

Cook frozen broccoli according to package directions, drain. In a 2-quart, greased casserole dish, combine the next 5 ingredients with the drained broccoli (you may want to mix this together in a large bowl and then put it into your casserole dish). Just before baking mix the melted margarine with a stack of crushed Ritz crackers and put this mixture on top. Bake at 325* F for 30 minutes.

I bought some Thanksgiving napkins from work and will be taking a package with me to add to the table. Scott's brothers and sister will be there with their partners/spouses; not sure if the nephews will make it in from TN or not.

I've got to get together a "wish list" as everyone will be asking for them at dinner thursday. HMMMMmmm... will have to think on that some. Perhaps after the meeting at the store today I will get Scott to go out and do some window shopping with me.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's a GIRL! ... WAIT!

No it's a boy! Thats right the girl I made these booties for is actually having a BOY! SO back to the crochet hooks. But aren't they cute?!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Thought I would post a quick photo of my latest project. I'm also crocheting baby booties for a co-worker and will post a photo of them when I get them finished.

20 year old needs to find some direction

Our son is searching for his place in the world; he is currently unemployed and about to loose insurance on his car and thinking about joining the Navy or Coast Guard. I worry for him and am hoping that his life takes some direction and soon. I also worry about him joining the service of any type as he is our only child and I would hate to loose him; I think it would devastate me completely.

My sister, Robin came over for a visit yesterday with her two children and it was so nice to see them again. Gwen and Drake are growing up so fast. Gwen had been in Georgia to perform in an Honors Choir and was talking about how bad her chest hurt from singing for 3 straight days. Drake had to get home in time to practice on his instrument of choice and talked about his last soccor game. They are both very artistic and in a lot of activities.

Today I am supposed to have lunch with a friend and I am thinking about trying to get into see my Dr as I awoke with an awful ear ache that feels quite watery. I also want to work on some Christmas gifts as that isn't really that far away either. Always 101 things to do on my day off.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Well it looks like all the illness from work is finally catching up to me and my head is killing me this morning. I'm going to try to get a Dr's appointment for my lunch time today as I can't let this get me down with the Christmas Season upon us at work. There is simply too much to do at the store. Hopefully there will be another Manager there so that I can go to the Dr. I'm pretty sure it is a sinus infection and the sooner I get on some antibiotics the better.

One of the girls bought up a bunch of ornaments for her Christmas tree all ready. I've been thinking about looking thru my old craft magazines for some ornaments to make for Christmas gifts. Time is becoming an issue with me working so many hours; Christmas really is not that far off at all. Greg will be getting some new clothes for Christmas this year that would be appropriate for wearing to job interviews and such. All his clothes look so awful; it's no wonder no one will hire him. I may also look into getting him a gift card to Autozone as well. Scott is going to take some thought as I would love to surprise him but he always figures things out on me before Christmas arrives.

Time for a shower I think as I've started sneezing.

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