Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, dear one.
Never on Thanksgiving, but
We celebrate you.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What it takes

Family!  Friends!  Love!
That's what it takes to make life worth living.
And sometimes we just throw in some good food - just for fun.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Post- and pre- Thanksgiving Friday

I had a Thanksgiving dinner with friends at home yesterday (good smoked turkey).

I drove to Margaret's midday today.  I drove the back roads, avoiding the interstate, and had good roads and no traffic at all - a very pleasant drive.  We've made dressing, and done some other prep for our family Thanksgiving tomorrow.  Jesse is here, and he grilled steaks for our dinner tonight - Yum!  She got the country ham cooked yesterday - the samples were delicious.  There should be about 15 or so here tomorrow.  I think I'll probably stay overnight tomorrow, too, and go home Sunday morning.  I don't want to drive at night - and I'll stay off the interstate then, too. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Holidays will be tough for us this year - we've had so much loss and sadness and upheaval.  But I have so much to be thankful for.

Sixty years of marriage to a wonderful man, my love and my best friend.
Four fantastic daughters we had together and who gave us six amazing grandchildren.
Thirty-six years with the sweet man who was married to our daughter and fathered two great sons.
Friends who always give us love and joy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Wednesday before

The full moon is gorgeous tonight.  And it's shining in my sliding glass doors, right where I sit.

Our Lady Mocs won 55-54 over a tough Arkansas State team tonight.  I'll miss Saturday's game because I'll be at Margaret's.  And we host UConn on Monday.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Slightly different Monday

The pool was open today, but the temperature was only up to about 77 (it's usually 82).  We're just not going into the water at that temperature.  So we skipped class today, and just did coffee (LOL).
I ran some errands, and then played bridge.  I had a few good cards, but probably not enough to finish in the top bunch.  The best hand was making a bid that had been doubled by our "Mr. Know-It-All" - that was sweet.

I remembered to turn on the radio to listen to the Lady Mocs/Lady Vols game.  The Lady Mocs were behind 38-19 at the half, but finished losing by only two points, 59-57!  And this was in Knoxville! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Working weekend

Sue and Margaret worked so hard this weekend.  They both left today with overloaded vehicles - taking things that they wanted or to store until the grandkids could pick up things they wanted.  The house is mostly empty now (except for the dust bunnies).  The refrigerator is still there - to be picked up by Andy sometime.  Jean is coming back for the washer, dryer, a piece of porch furniture, and the stained glass.

I'm not holding my breath that the sale of the house to the couple who's been looking at it is going to work out.  It seems to have hit a stalemate at the moment.  I've gone over the scenario with Sue & Margaret and told them that I'm almost ready to just go ahead and contact a realtor and let him/her handle all this stuff.  They're okay with that - or with whatever works. We shall see.