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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Afternoon

I love Sunday afternoons. I am alone this afternoon as Randy is gone to play golf. I have been outside starting cuttings and weeding the garden. I came in and made some lunch and now I am fresh from the shower watching Titanic and writing in my blog. I am feeling so sad about Jessie Davis. She was such a pretty girl with a nice smile. I am trying to understand how something like this happens. Her mother and father are devastated, I am sure. I pray that they will be able to cope with pain. These kinds of things are so hard to understand, but then I guess we are not supposed to understand them. The weather is hot, but beautiful, and I am hoping that we will be able to scare up a thunderstorm this afternoon. We need the rain so much. I have new perennials that I put in this spring, and I am so afraid that the drought will get them. We are under a water restriction, so I can only water on certain days at certain times.

I have been under alot of stress lately about many things, and I have decided to do something about the ones that I can do something about. My first one is downsizing. I have so much stuff in this house that I do not need, and I think that it is time to get rid of most of it. I think that you should have only what you use and love, everything else should go. So, I am planning a big garage sale on the Saturday after the Independence holiday, and I am getting rid of so much stuff!!! Second thing, is money. I have decided that if I want to retire in 7 years, I have to start working on the making sure that I have the money that I need. I can't count on being able to sell vegetables and flowers, that needs to be extra money. So, I am starting a campaign to stop spending, pay off debt and really fattening up my savings. It will take some discipline and work, but I am determined to do it. I want to retire in 7 years, completely debt free. I know that I can do it.

Friday, June 22, 2007


Thank Goodness it's Friday! What a week! I am looking forward to the weekend, and getting some downtime. No plans, just chillin.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Some Celebrities

I learned today that Bruce Willis sent 36,000 cases of girl scout cookies to our troops in Iraq. I think that was a noble and wonderful thing to do. I have always liked Bruce and have heard that he is a down to earth guy. I get so tired of hearing about celebrities. I was in line at the Publix the other day and I overheard this lady telling her friend that she never kept up with celebrities because she did not have anything in common with them. That is exactly how I feel too. Recently, as I watched the Today show, I heard Meredith talking about an upcoming interview with Angelina Jolie. It seems that lately, everywhere you look are articles about Angelina Jolie and the children that she adopts. They are always from foreign countries, and while I have no problem with that, recently in Atlanta, 3 children were beaten to death or starved. So, why doesn't she try and make a home for children here in the United States?

And, on the same note, the day that she was interviewed on the Today show, no mention was made of the 3 soldiers that had been kidnapped in Iraq. The day before her interview, the body of one of them had been found floating in the Euphrates river, and nobody bothered to honor that soldier or his family. This makes me sad and angry all at the same time. I have boys, my youngest, being 29, and the thought of something like that happening to him makes me want to throw up. Sometimes, I think that we live in a very sad world. Personally, I think that this is all Bible prophecy. Though I am not a holy-roller, I am a Christian, and I believe that the end of time is near. I pray every day for the troops, and hope that we will be able to bring them home very soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Being a Grandparent

I think that this is the best thing since sliced bread. The kids are great, you get to spoil them, and then they go home. What a concept! I wish I had invented it. My little BeanMan is just the light of my life. He smells good, gives REALLY good sugar, and loves to play with everyone! He looks like me, has long eyelashes and a cowlick, just like me, and I'll be darned if I don't think that he is going to have curly hair like me. It just doesn't get any better than that! See for yourself!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Tiger's wife, Elin, had the baby yesterday morning. A girl, Sam Alexis Woods. What a cute name, and they are both so good looking, that I am sure that she will be beautiful. I think that Tiger will make a great Dad.

I just love 60's music. I have XM radio, and can listen to it on my computer, and I really like the British Invasion Groups. Does that tell my age???? Probably. I am definitely a music person. I think that I love it all. I will have to say that I can't quite hang with the rap. I like the beat and the music, but don't quite understand the singing. Showing my age again???? . If my kids read this blog, they will be laughing.

The BeanMan is coming to spend a few days with us tonight. I am so excited. I am the happiest when he is around. That, I have determined, is a fact. He just brings out all the good in me, and somehow the bad goes away. I can't wait for him to get a baby sister or brother, or if you are reading this Kor-Dog, a cousin.

Things are looking good at work. I am so happy. I do love my job, and I want to do a good job. Of course, my OCD will make that happen. I have lots going on at home, and need to really jump in with both feet, and get it settled.

I am looking into having a website for my quilting. Just a friendly website for people like me, who want to quilt and are not very good at it. Hopefully, we will also have some people who are good at it, and can help us. The Dog is going to build it for me. I am also working on doing some designs of my own in EQ5. We will see.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Inaugural Blog

Well, this is my inaugural blog. I read Meredith Viera's blog everyday and I thought it would be nice to have a blog of my own. So, I started one. Not sure when I will get a pic and bio done, but I guess you just have to take one thing at time. Ok, friends and family, I expect to see some responses to my posts!