Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Oh how I hope to get some trick or treaters tonight. We thought there might be some Saturday night but noone came. Come to find out our town is actually doing it right and having the kids go tonight! We live in a nice neighborhood and I am looking forward to seeing some spooks!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I knew it would happen!

My alarm clock didn't go off this morning and I still can't believe that I made it to work exactly on time. I woke up with only 25 minutes to shower, get dressed and get to work. I made it and I was safe doing so. Had I still lived in Kansas there is no way I would have made it on time. I can't stand to be late for anything, especially work. In fact I can't remember the last time I was late for work.

We were able to get quite a bit accomplished this weekend. As I type this the heat/air man is at the house servicing the unit. It has sat idle for so long and needed to be cleaned out. In the meantime we have had a few chilly nights so we have all been bundling up and making the best of it.

The girls LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to run and play in the backyard. That neighbor cat best learn to stay out of the yard. Of course most dogs are no match for a cat but I would feel so bad if anything happened to her. She is a sweet cat and she doesn't understand that my girls don't know what a cat is. Patty went running across the yard yesterday when I let her out and treed the cat. She didn't actually see the cat but she knew something was there. I made her come in the house and then got the cat out of the yard.

I still have not broken down and ordered internet for the house yet. I did however order a new cellphone. It's a Smart Phone. I have never had a 'fancy' phone and I am tired of seeing 15yr olds with better phones than me so I got what I wanted. It should be here this week. I'm looking forward to getting it and figuring out how to use it.

Work is still steady. In fact I am just about to relieve the scale master for lunch so I'd best get off of here. I just wanted to check in and say howdy. Hopefully I will get my internet soon and I can get some pictures on here. It just doesn't seem normal for me to NOT have pics on my blog!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Heartbeat day!

Today is going to be very exciting. I get to hear my grand baby's heartbeat again!!!! Ryan is going also. He promised Stephanie that he would. He will probably feel a bit on the 'weird' side but I think that once he hears it he will be amazed. I might be wrong but I don't think so. So you can bet that I'll be wearing a smile on my face for the rest of the day and the next day and the next day and the........oh sorry. I get a little carried away when it comes to this sweet thing coming into our lives.

Otherwise things are going well. Work is good and steady. I have been very moody lately but after yesterday I must say I am quite proud of myself and how I handled what could have been an emotional situation. Joe and I met at the bank to cash yet again another check that came in both of our names from the old house. I wasn't rude just was to the point. Into the bank, handled the business and out the door for me.

The fence at home is complete and the girls could NOT be happier! It turned out really looking good. Privacy on both sides and an extra high chain link at the back so the rest of the yard can be seen and feel the openness of that huge backyard. I must say that it warms my heart to no end to see them finally being able to run and play like they used to. This weekend is supposed to have some decent warm temps so I am hoping to spend a lot of time out back with my girls. I love them so!

Ok, I have to brag on Steph. She made fried chicken for the 1st time for dinner last night. Boneless chicken breasts (not pounded but thick like you get them at the store) and it was delicious. I didn't learn how to fry decent chicken until I was in my 40's so needless to say I was impressed. That along with carrots, green beans and fried taters was really good. I don't eat much fried food at all lately and I plan on keeping it that way but Ryan wanted it so she made it. She told me that she is glad that I showed her a lot of cooking tips as she has grown up. Apparently it sunk in! Now don't get me wrong, she has made plenty of most delicious meals lately. I was just really impressed at how well the chicken came out.

I am having a hard time getting out of my wonderful Sleep Number bed these days. Oh my goodness.............why did I wait so long! Probably because the store just opened recently and it wasn't cheap. Worth it but not cheap! It is honestly helping my back feel much better. I still have pain from the bulging disk but at least I am able to sleep through the night with no pain. Don't think I can ask for more than that.

Life is good!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Moving right along

The fence should be up this week, pending the weather. All of the posts are set and the material has been delivered. It's just a matter of if Mother Nature cooperates or not if they get it completed this week. Meanwhile the girls are making due and continuing to get tangled up in their leads! But at least they are starting to act like this is home. The past few months have been so hard on everyone, including them. At least now they have a constant in their lives. They know where they thebelong and have adjusted well.

I continue to miss internet greatly! I think I am about ready to break down and get it at home. Right now I am sitting at the foot of Broadway overlooking the Ohio River. It is a glorious clear and sunny day with a nice breeze blowing. I was to just able to get some internet service from somewhere down here. I'm not complaining! I wish I had brought my camera to take some pictures of this view. As I look out at the river I see a barge sitting in tow in the distance. I can't tell what is on it but I do know that it is full since it is sitting so low in the water. I am lucky to live where I do. We have so many things available here in Paducah.

I am anxious for Halloween this year. I hope to get some trick or treaters. I love handing out candy and seeing all of the costumes the kids wear. It has been years since I have been able to do that. I am hoping that my Abby and Leah will come see their Grandmother so I can load them up and take their pictures! Nothing would make me happier than that.

Just wanted to say hello to the 3 of you who still ready my blog. Hee hee. I promise I will get better at posting. I really do miss it. Meanwhile take care and remember to smile. It makes life so much better.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm still alive!

If I don't hurry up and get Internet access at home I am going to go insane! But there are other things to attend to so I will focus on them first. One good thing is that the fence company is finally coming out this week to put my privacy fence up. Thank goodness my girl will have a yard to play in again and get their exercise. I have had to keep them on 40' leads and they keep getting all caught up together. It is just a pain in the butt. Not to mention they are country dogs and still can't figure out where all of these people around us came from and why they are there!

My neighbor's cat used to come over and check things out but now that she knows about the dogs she has decided to visit other neighbors. My girls don't even know what a cat is but they sure have barked at her. I can't wait to let them loose in the new fenced yard and let them get the running that they are used to. There is a huge tree in the backyard with the neatest area underneath it that is cleared out. It's the kind of place that I, as a kid, would have spend hours in. Who knows, I might do that anyway.

My precious daughter is pregnant. I can't remember if I posted about this or not. Let me tell you this..............she is M.O.O.D.Y!!!! But it happens. When a woman is pregnant those stinking hormones are going crazy and sometimes we just can't help it. She is doing her best and I'm sure it will get better soon. The main thing is that precious cargo she is carrying. She is wanting a girl. She asked me what I wanted and I said twins, one boy and one girl. She frowned at me! I said "well, you asked me so I told you!" I got to hear the heartbeat last week. Oh my! I could not get the smile off of my face. Even though it isn't the ideal situation I don't care. I miss all of my grandbabies so much. I did get to see Abby recently. Leah was asleep but Abby was glad to see me. I had a nice conversation with Beth (her mommy) and enjoyed seeing her and her husband.

Our weather has been so wonderful lately. Average highs in the low 80's or high 70's. We are actually having a fall this year. It's about time!

Life is good these days. We are settling into the new house nicely. My new living room furniture should arrive at the end of the month. That gives us plenty of time to get the rest of the boxes out of there and either thrown away or put up. The clutter is driving me insane!

I'll try to post a little more often but since I can only do it from work and on my lunch hour it makes it hard. In the meantime yall be happy and keep a smile on your face!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Busy weekend

When I wasn't sitting on a heating pad for this dang back, I was busy busy busy this weekend. I have to admit that I can't do a lot around the house yet, but I do it anyway.

Ryan and I went to Lowe's Saturday and purchased paint for the living room, his room and my room. I am anxious to get the painting completed. I hate plain white walls. They have no character. They are like my high school art teacher Mrs. Floyd would say "they are a blank canvas and once you start on it you are committed to it", or something like that. She was a cool art teacher. You know the kind, that really gets into the artsy part of art. Well, they might all do that but I only had her so she is all I have to compare to. Anyway, the living room will be a nice shade of brown to match the new furniture (whenever it is delivered!). I am so anxious to have the house in order but I realize that it takes time. We have managed to get quite a bit done already but there is sooooo much left to do. It's ok, it will all work out in time. God's time I say.

Work is busy which is good. It makes the day go by fast. I would rather be super busy any day than to not have enough to do. I was so tempted to come in over the weekend on my own time to get some work caught up but I have been told by management that I can't do that. Liability reasons which I understand but sometimes it seems like it would make it easier on ME to try and get ahead or at least caught up. Oh well, I have enough to do at home to keep me more than busy.

I still don't have internet at home yet. It is driving my crazy but I haven't decided which I am going to go with yet. I am thinking of going wireless since I have a laptop now. I just can't decide which service to use. I will figure that out soon I'm sure.

Well, that's about it for now. It's just about time to get back to work. I hope to post again real soon, until then be nice to each other and the next time you see a stranger smile at them. You'd be amazed how people react to that.