Thursday, November 22, 2012


Today is Thanksgiving.  For me, it is 2 days off from work which I am very thankful for.  It is not a HUGE deal for dinner - just a bigger turkey and more sides... and dessert.  Mom is cooking for which I am VERY thankful.

But today should be a day of giving thanks.. so her goes.

I am thankful for the following (in no particular order)
my Husband and child
my mom
my brother, his wife and my nephew
all of Tim's siblings, the spouses and all the kids.
Ribbon and Mr. Teeny Tiny Butt
that we have a roof over our heads
that we have food in our belly
that i have coffee
we are mostly healthy
we have jobs
we have friends who think of us as family
that my neighbor looks out for me
we have health care
we have freedoms some don't
and I am thankful for the men and women who fight for those freedom.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Red red

wine!!  I do love a nice glass of red sweet wine.  So tonight, the night before Thanksgiving, I am thankful for living in a state where we make great red sweet wine in a box.  It may seem petty and selfish but if you know me.. you'll understand.   Bring a box of Banty.. and everything will be better.


All I want for Christmas is...

nothing.  Yes, I sound like my Mom. But there is nothing that I want for Christmas. There is nothing I need either.  But new paint brushes are nice, linen too, some blank journals, a book, a new friendly garden gnome, candles, ooh, wine or chocolate, something hand made....these are little tokens of friendship, family and love.  I don't expect any of them but they are always things that make me smile.  yes, I love garden gnomes and statues for outside.

All I've heard for the last week from Erin is "Oohh! I want THAT for Christmas...." Her list is long.  And expensive.  Does she need anything?  No.  Would it be nice if she got a new Monster High doll or game?  Sure..  but do we really need any of it?  No. Does she expect them?  sure.    This year, I'd love to be able to make the presents..  but time barely allows me to do what I have to do for the holidays.  Will she get any of it? Some..  but she will only get a few items.. small ones and her big gift.  and cookie dough.

In this age of STUFF, I think we have forgotten the simple things.  Its getting worse..  the bigger TV, the faster phone, the newest gadget.  Erin called iPhones overrated.  AWESOME... but then she turns around with  this list of STUFF.  STUFF!!  ARRG!!!  I really need to think about this...  this season of giving .  I think its time for a change.   what that is.. I don't know.  Just thinking out loud really.  I guess I've reached a whole new level of "Its all be done before"...  but there will be cookie dough.

Monday, November 05, 2012

On the road again..

I'm traveling today to VA for business.  My original flight was scheduled to leave at 6am.  I have a meeting at 2 that I need to be at so early is always the option.  So I wake up to a text message at like 2:30am indicating my flight is CANCELLED.  WTF??!!!

After a cup of coffee and a phone call to my travel person at work, I'm booked for an 11:15 flight to a different airport in hopes I'll get there just in time.

NO SUCH FREAKING LUCK!!  I get a text and email... Congratulation.. this flight is DELAYED until like 1:30pm.  Hello?  Excuse me??

So there is a chance now it will be earlier..  it's now listed at 1:05pm.  Better..  not great.  But what can I do?  Nothing.  But drink coffee, surf the net, do some work and wait.  Yep.  Wait.  At least I have a rocking chair.  And an outlet.

More to come in this freaking adventure I call work.