Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Water, Water everywhere...........

What a day last Monday was. I went to Floydada with Lori to see Calor's basketball game. (we won 37-33). We got home around 9:00 PM. As a rule, I usually eat my three Reese's cookies and a glass of milk at 8:00 but tonight................9:00. I was all set to watch a new episode of my favorite CSI Miami and had my milk and cookies. When the commercial came on, I got up to take my glass to the kitchen and lo and behold when I got around Don's chair, I was faced with a .......FLOOD!!!!!!!!!. Linda had put a load of clothes in to wash and in the short time I had my cookies, the washer did not cut off and the water kept coming in. My kitchen mats and utility room mats were floating around, the carpet was sopping and me...........well, I didn't know what to do. I did have the wherewithall to turn off the washer. Linda came in and we started putting all the towels in the house down, foolishly thinking that they would soak up 2 inches of water in 3 rooms. We called Lori and she bro't the wet vac from the South Plains and we vacuumed, swept, wadded.............whew.....hard work.
My three year old grandaughter came in, stopped, looked at all the water and said"damn it". I promise I do not know where she heard that. Anyway we finally got the water off the linoleum and got fans for the carpet. They are still running today (Wednesday). The carpet is damp and smells bad, but sooner or later it will dry up. One good thing, tho, we had decided earlier to have our Thanksgiving dinner at the South Plains. Now, how nice will that be to not have to worry about keeping the kids out of the fans and off the wet floor. Isn't the Lord good! I wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever and hope you are as blessed as my family.

"The weather may be abominable, te skies may be cloudy and murky, but everybody will have a good time..............everybody, that is, but the TURKEY."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Why is it that I can think of so many great things to post until I sit down at the computer!!!!! I don't get out a lot, but do love to go to kids' ballgames. Isn't it great that the Bobcats are in the playoffs. It's way too cold for me to attend, but we listen on the radio. I love it that the JV cheerleaders get to cheer at the playoff games. It looks so great to see all of them running in front of the football players, waving their pom poms. Tears always fill my eyes when they play the national anthem...........anywhere. Our band is so good this year. Of course we miss Conor playing, but, he's having a wonderful time at WTAM.

We are looking forward to Lacy's baby in 5th great grand. Guess we will put off our spring break trip to Las Vegas this year until a later time. I had so much fun last year and need to go back and get the money that I left.

I did not vote for Obama, but will support him all the way. We must stick together as a nation. When I was growing up , so many years ago, there was never a bad word said or any fun made of the president. I believe that it should still be this way. Somehow the TV and computer age has changed all that.

I promise to have something more interesting next time. .... and perhaps some decoration of some sort.

"If you meet me and forget about me
you have lost nothing of value.
If you meet Jesus Christ and forget about Him
you have lost everything of value

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Things I've learned

I have learned thru the years that you can learn more about life talking with an old-timer than anything you can read.(I regret that I didn't visit more with my grandfather or Don's grandmother)

I have learned that there comes a time in one's life that you sorta feel in the way. I know this is not true, but I know that people have that feeling.

I have learned that Children need space............they need dicipline with love, and they don't need everything that they want.

I have learned that friends sometimes do forsake you and betray you, but that you should forgive them anyway.

I have learned that Life is too short to get done all you want to do.

I have learned that a spotless house is not nearly as important as spending time with the ones you love.

I have learned that it is never to soon to be kind because you never know how soon it will be too late.

I have learned a lot of things the hard way and wish I could do some of them over.

I have learned that Life is wonderful and to be enjoyed.

I found this poem that fits me perfectly and I sorta stole it as my own:

Lord, Thou knowest that I am growing older.

Keep me from growing talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject.

Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone's affairs.

Keep me from the recital of endless details. Give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips when I am inclined t tell of my aches and pains. They are increasing with the years and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as times goes by.

Make me thoughtful but not NOSEY, helpful but not BOSSY

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I MAY be wrong.

With my vast store of wisdom and experience, it does seem a pity not to use it all.

But Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends in the end.