Sunday, December 30, 2012


Robbin posted an idea from some site on her Facebook and I decided to give it a try.

Maybe at the end of 2013 I will appreciate the good memories and not dwell on any bad times I have.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


It was an ugly sweater Christmas this year.

Another Christmas has come and gone. It was a fun day.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I lost a longtime friend this week.  Tomorrow I will attend her funeral.  I met Mary Lou in  1960 when we first came to Butler.  She and her family owned a duplex and rented out one side.  We rented it from her for a couple of years. Child number 2 was born there in May 1960. At the end of 1961 we bought a house and moved from there.

But we have stayed connected ever since.  She brought me into an extension club that she belonged to and we have been in it since. We meet monthly.  The first years we learned lots of homemaking tips. And we all together had about 3 times as many kids as members that came to our meetings too until they began school. As time went on we left the Extension organization and became a social club. 

A couple years ago her heath began to get bad, and she went into a nursing home and eventually became unable to attend even occasional meetings.  I saw her almost every day as she entered the nursing home at the same time my Mom did.

Along the way members have lost spouses, but this is our first member  to pass on.  She will be missed.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Went shopping the other day, and got Jim to go into this photo booth. Years ago you went in and sat there and it clicked away. Now you choose this, and choose that, and it also videos you while you are posing.  Found when I got home, I could put this code in on a site and see the video of how silly we were while if the pictures did not show that for sure.
Above we are sometime in the 60's.  Below 2012.  My how the years fly by.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Hobbies are fun.  But if they are supposed to be relaxing, I guess I sometimes overdo it.

Lately have been getting lots of freebie days to put stuff on Ebay.  If I can save the listing fee, I feel like I should get as much as I can on there.

I have had almost 200 items fixed so I can just run them over again if they do not sell.  But every time I get free days, I go fix up some more.  Have 209 listed at this moment and have picked out a few more from my stash to get ready if I want.

Hmm has my hobby become an addiction?

Monday, December 3, 2012


It's that time of year when we  are looking forward to Christmas with family and food.  Listening to the music and hustle and bustle of the season.

I have my tree up and some decorations on the fireplace.  I am not a decorator so I do not have any themes or great decorating schemes.  I just put a little up to bring a bit of Christmas spirit in the house.

Since this picture I even have a couple gifts under the tree.  I still need to get out there do some shopping for gifts and cards. Make a menu for dinner Christmas Day, which is always the same food,but you still need a list.

There will also be the Christmas party at the nursing home for Mom. They have a reception with food and gifts for all the residents. I hope she enjoys it this year. Last year she was not feeling well and was not interested.  But this year she enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner, so hoping she will get some joy out of this too.

My club will be having a dinner and gift exchange also. We have potluck and always enjoy food, visiting and gift exchange.

So December is a month of "events" and also of winding down and ending the year, so we can begin a brand new one and always hope that it brings better things.