Sunday, November 30, 2008

quiet day

It was very quiet here today. I went to church, then came home and cleaned the inside of my car. I cleaned all the Thanksgiving food out of he frig and put it in the disposal. Lots of my neighbors put up Christmas lights and decorations this weekend. It looks very festive outside, except for my house. I do not do ladders.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Take a few moments to be thankful

I am most thankful that it is rainy out today, so I don't have to paint. I am sooooooo tired of painting inside cupboards. I am thankful my knees let me go for a walk early this morning with my friend. To be serious, I am thankful for my family and everything I have. I have decided to cook me Thanksgiving dinner after all. I love leftover turkey too much not to. I will be alone, but that is okay, I will enjoy my turkey. I just made pumpkin pies, and they smell heavenly. I hope you all have a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving, with much love.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I wish you enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodby.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

life in my world

I just got home from the dermatologist. She checked me out ALL over then burned a spot off the tip of my nose. Now I have to go around with a sore on my nose for a while, but it is better then skin cancer. I have to go back in 6 months. I need to paint today, but I just cannot find that little burst of energy. I think I will read instead, and thats all that is on my little pea brain today

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

family appreciation day

I am so lucky. I have a great family. I love them all to pieces. I have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Some I have not gotten to meet yet, but I will eventually. Families are a blessing and sometimes we forget to realize just how much we truly do love each one of them. I can't even picture how it would be if even one of them were not here, so to each one of you, please know how special you are to me. I love you more then words can express. If this sounds like I may not be around much longer, FORGET IT!!!!!!!! I intend to live forever, and if not I will find a way to come back and haunt you!!!!! THAT IS A PROMISE.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I hate painting

The air is much better today. The fires are not out, but are under more control. I am painting inside my cupboards today.yuk!!!! I had forgotten how bad I hate to paint. The bad part is, they need 2 coats. Now I know why people hire it done. I just wish I wasn't soooooo cheap. My grandson got halfway to his dad's house last night And had to come back home. His dad cancelled the gathering, because his wife got sick and he had to take her to the hospital. We don't know what was wrong with her. He didn't say. It is a beautiful morning in California. Sunny,and cool. It is supposed to be hot later on. I just pray the winds stay calm. I guess that I have stalled long enough and had better do some more painting. How depressing!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

still burning

It is totally yukie outside. There is smoke everywhere, partially hiding the sun. The smell is just terrible. I am 10 miles from the closest fire, ( the one in Orange county ) and I can just imagine what it is like up real close. My grandson just went to his father's house, and had to take the long way, because the freeway he normally takes is closed. The weather seems to be cooperating right now so maybe the firemen can get it out. There were lots of prayer requests at church today for the people who lost their homes. The bad thing is you don't just lose your home, but you lose your memories. Pictures, momentos, etc.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

still burning

We have another fire today. The San Fernando valley. My grandchildren's uncle lives out there I hope they are safe. Keep all these people in your prayers. Life is never easy but these times we are living in right now are exceptionally difficult. I think we are going to have to go back to the past where extended families all lived together to survive. That might be a good thing to teach us tolerance, respect, etc. We are becoming too isolated and too me, me , me oriented.

Friday, November 14, 2008

life as I see it.

I wanted to be wrong about the fires, but no, we are burning again. California has some great things about it. Drive 1 1/2 hours and you are in the desert, 30 minutes and its the beach. 30 minutes, and its the mountains,35 minutes and its LA, Malibu, Beverly Hills, etc. The bad part is we are constantly on fire somewhere, its very expensive to live here, and the traffic can be very bad. I love it though no matter what. I keep my property in Arkansas just in case. I can always pitch a tent there. Its a toss up, do I want earthquakes and fires or tornados?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

not a good day!! my knee is very sore and giving me fits. It is very fustrating when you are a super type A and can't sit still for more then 5 minutes and your knee won't cooperate. It is hot in California. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90's with winds. That always means fires out here. I hope we get lucky this time. I am going to start painting my kitchen tomorrow I can't wait until it is finished.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I have decided that I am not doing Thanksgiving this year. It will be the first time in years. I am not in the mood to cook, maybe because my kitchen is still not finished, or maybe I am just taking a time out. My son has invited me over to his house, but I think I will pass on that too. I have a lot to be Thankful for, to much to name. It is just the cooking I am passing on. When you get to be my age, I think you have earned the right to pass on just about anything you please, and I seem to be finding more and more things lately. It actually feels pretty good. Try it sometime.