Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

The young women of today that I know are strong in so many ways. They manage to juggle many balls in the air-children, work, home, not to mention being a wife. Much responsibility lies on their shoulders in this new busy world. So hats off to this new generation of women! You are making us old broads proud!
Remember to take a little bit time to have fun with your gal pals in 2010! When women get together they get even stronger.

To my Birthday Girl Club and '69 classmate/pals...lets make 2010 our best year yet. Let's have so much fun we embarrass our kids!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Rylee's Christmas was unbelievable! She had so much fun ripping the paper and playing with her toys. Sharing it with her was a blessing. The only damper on the two days was Shannon was sick. The whole time. She ate about four bites of food over three days. I am hoping she turns a corner soon.

We missed all of you from Minnesota to South Africa! Hope your holidays were wonderful! Much Love...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Three hours and counting

Hi Ho Hi
it's off to
pick up my husband I go!

Yes today is the day! Is everybody happy? Yes we are! Rylee's Papa is on the way.

Can't think about much else today...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

explaining last couple posts

I was trying to link up a new blog from a new friend but it flubbed up. However the good news is for now, if you click on the link you can see her new baby boy Rinus. He is a cutie and about Norah's age.
Later I will have Shannon fix everything. Nice to have my own computer helper on site.

Rylee was fussy this morning and seemed really tired, I usually hold her nap over until around 11:30 but today I had to give in and put her down at 10:30. She cried when I put her in the crib which she rarely ever does. But I left anyway and by the time I could walk into the downstairs bedroom and turn on the monitor...she was sound asleep. Guess she did need that early nap.

Only one more day to wait and then John will be here! Can you say yeah!

A Little Bit of Spice: Rinus: Picture taken at the Baby House

A Little Bit of Spice: Rinus: Picture taken at the Baby House

Monday, December 14, 2009

update to PO hell

I have found PakMail! You can ship us mail or ups or fed people...just walk in and pay....I may have found my Heaven. I know one thing I'll never use the Post Office again!

update to todays post

Hell must be the U.S. Post Office!

I vow after these last two packages I will NEVER (and never is a long time) mail anything again! This morning at 8:00 Rylee and I went to the PO to mail a package I got in error (grrr) and my last box. We were so far back in line we weren't even inside the building at first. When I got to the boxes-I literally couldn't figure out how to put them together-I figured they could do it when I got to the window. A few minutes later, another idiot like myself who couldn't figure his box out either, asked for help and they said NO. Seriously, the employee told him to come back with the box ready to go. There were too many people in line for them to take the time. I figured the man was going to pull out a gun and shoot her, so Rylee and I turned around and pushed our way out the in door. There are not enough bad words in my vocabulary to express how I feel! I give up. I would go to UPS but the return has to be post mail. And I can't figure out the pick up thing.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Where on where did my weekend go? I am babysitting Rylee while Shannon and Jon are at a Holiday party. She was wound up tight and crazy earlier but settled. She likes to lay across my lap and have me tickle her back and that calmed her after Mommy and Daddy left. At 7:25 she went down to bed. Now I have a bit of internet shopping to do before I watch a Christmas movie.
Tomorrow is a busy day, I have to clean and do laundry amoung other chores...getting ready for the hubby. Today I finished all but two of my sewing projects, maybe I can finish tomorrow if I'm not too tired.
The only thing I really need to do is mail a couple more things and wait for Thursday! Can't wait to see you honey!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Things I learned lately; (some from you all)
Who would have thought the post office would pick up? I tried calling to check it out but they don't actually answer the phone...maybe later. Then I re-read your comment and saw I need to check the internet. Thanks Cindie.

Went to the drive through post office box this AM at 6:30 to mail my cards...guess what? It was full! Right to the brim and it was a huge drop box. Guess Holiday cards are not going out of style.

On Demand has all kinds of stuff...I checked it out last night! Thanks Jess.

Rylee likes to drink the dogs water. She sticks her fingers in and licks them.

Rylee doesn't like the same thing twice in a row. If yesterdays breakfast included cantaloupe she won't eat it today. The only exception seems to be soup...she will eat soup everyday for every meal.

Have I mentioned lately how much I am loving this cooler weather. For Florida, cooler weather means the mornings and evenings feel wonderful...days still hot but not sweltering.

Two mornings in a row I have set off my security alarm at 6:30! Boy my neighbors must love me.
Well that is about it for now, just things I have been thinking about.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I am not a nice person

Florida has changed me into not a nice person! I hate the lines, the rudeness and now I fight back!

Yes, I went to the post office again! That place just raises my blood pressure upon entering. I had to mail a package and ups wanted 15.00, a little light weight package. So thinking I could save some money I went to the PO. Where I got in line for, what turned out to be 45 minutes. Where at 4:00 three weeks before Christmas they had ONE person working behind the counter. The lady behind me in line kept on pushing me. I was playing free cell on my phone, trying to be calm, but her elbow in my side wasn't helping. Finally I turned and said, "would you mind not pushing." To which she said, "well there is space between you and the guy in front of you." To which I said, "no matter how close I get to him, we'll still be in the same possition in line!" (For the record-she didn't back up.) And FYI I save $3.10...UPS here I come from now on!

Then I proceeded to Publix, where I thought the God's were looking out for me, I parked right in front-first spot! When I came out a lady, about 30, stopped and waited for my spot while I loaded my groceries into the car. (Again, ironically, there were many spots open.) I started to back up but she was so close behind me I couldn't get out of the spot, I moved forward and back trying but I didn't want to hit the car next to me. I rolled my window down and motioned her to move back. She didn't. So I got out, walked up to her window and said, "If you want this spot lady you are going to have to move the ___ back! I can't get my car out!"

As I said, I am not a nice person-and I blame the state of Florida and the postal system.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Checking my list

What a crazy weekend. I only slept about three hours a night, due to those horrible leg cramps again! There is no amount of money that would be too much to pay if someone could actually get rid of them. I have tried, the needs more water, potasiom, vit D, calcium and tonic! Nothing works. My mom would probably say, "It's the meanness coming out of me!" That is what she used to tell me when I was a kid. Boy as bad as these are I must have been one mean SOB!

On the other hand, I made use of all the awake hours. I checked a lot off my to do list! I sewed about 20 things-most were little, only one quilt-and got my cards almost done. I wrote a personal note in every one of them-my hand even hurts! Plus a little light cleaning and laundry. (that is what two days without Rylee & no sleep will get ya-work done)

I only have one more weekend to finish every thing and then my hubby will be here and I am not doing anything but spoil him, from the second he gets here! Counting the days Sweetie!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Power Shopping

I am trying to move Rylee's nap to the middle of her day. Usually, she wants to go back to bed around 9:00-10:00 I am moving it toward noon. 11:30 the last two days. She really fights it. Yesterday, we went shopping that helped. Today she rattled the gate to get upstairs and finally laid on the floor with her blanket. I had to do some fast and fun playing to keep her up. But we made it. I hope we can continue, it will be better for her in the long run.

I have been starting addressing my cards and writing in them...I think the addressing is the worse, I should have let Shannon run them for me...oh well, next year.

Tonight Rylee is staying with Daddy and Shannon and I are going to power shop! I would like to finish or almost finish. I have Rylee done so the rest should be a cake walk. I like to mail Christmas gifts early.