Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year My Friends!

Well, this year has just Flown by! I Really hope you all have a safe and Happy night! We're not doing anything special...except keep William, which is Always special. This holiday season has just been a Blur for me!LOL...I also need to start thinking about taking the tree down (sad face). BUT, we should keep Christmas every day of the year....and there's always Next year to start planning for...WHAT??!!!LOL......
Thanks for stopping in and sharing bits and pieces of my life with me. I appreciate and love you. May you all have a Wonderous and Happy New Year...See you in 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

OK, I'm Done Tweeking The Blog!


UPDATE: This will do untill after Valentines Day... Now I just have to hunt down new pictures for the sidebar. Happy night everyone!

Under Construction!LOL.....


Well, I suppose it's time to clean up the mess in here! Bare with me while I try to figure out what direction I want to head to next!!Hahaaa....

Hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas!!! I'll try to get this finished by tonight!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Almost Christmas!!

Hey Brenda!! Crystal got me a Tri-Pod for Christmas!!! And I think it Works!!Hahaaa....
Hubby and I have been busy baking cookies for our Christmas Eve with Hubby's family. We're having a cookie exchange for the adults.


Well, it IS!!LOL...... Just look around you! People are being SO good and kind to each other...Smiles are Everywhere...People holding doors for strangers...Lights are twinkling...laughter in the background. This is the most wonderful time of the year...WHAT?!!Hahaa....sorry 'bout that! I didn't mean the song, I just meant it's the most Giving time of the year! You feel the "child" come out and want to Play! My best advice? Go with it...go play...laugh...dance till you drop...Hahaaaa....After all, it's His Birthday now isn't it?
I want to wish All my Blogging Buddies a Very Merry (or Happy) Christmas. Delight in the day!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

There Were TWO Winners!!!




Oh, Yes There Were!! Congratulations to DABRAH and....JOAN in Ohio!! Dabrah won the FIRST drawing...BUT...I pulled a "sneaky" and had TWO sets!Hahaaa...SO, Merry Christmas you two and here's hoping they keep you a little bit warmer this Christmas season! Now please get me your addresses and I'll pop them in the mail!!
Happy night all!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Give-a-Way!


Something to keep you warm and snug in all that cold weather!! I love to give back and hope you'll want a chance at winning these. If you'd like to play, just leave me a comment! The chance to play will end Sunday, December 21st, at 6:00PM (CST). We'll then draw the winning name and I'll post the winner on my Monday post! Have a fun day!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

That's It! I'm DONE!

I am SO DONE!!! We've got the kids tonight for our Christmas with Tim and Ty and then....I don't know....Hahaaaa.....Nice! Thought I'd just check in...on my way to clean something Else!! Happy Friday Ya'll!
PS- Check back tomorrow for my Christmas give-a-way post! If you'd like to enter, just leave me a comment on tommorrow's post and your name will get put in the Christmas Pot!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is It Thursday, Already???


GEEZ! Where is the time Going?? It was just Monday!LOL....I am SO behind! Crystal, Tim and the kids are coming over tomorrow night for a little Christmas get-together. Tim and Ty are leaving for Colorado Saturday morning for a week so we're having their Christmas a little early. Crystal and the kids will still be spending Christmas Eve night at our house for Their Christmas on Christmas morning. Even though they don't live with Hubby and I anymore, they still like the ritual....and so do we. I'm picking up a sandwich tray from our butchers at 10:00 in the morning and Hubby's making a cheese dip to go along with it. I've STILL got to finish shopping!!! I've been Awful this year with getting things done!! I guess I'm still waiting for the Christmas elves to finish up for me!

SO, here's hoping You're finished, and resting, while I run around town like Wonder Woman!!! Happy day ya'll!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Again....


Well, it's a Monday again....We went to Sam's Club Saturday and I found this big container of those powdery soft peppermint candies. I Love those things! I brought them to work and the guys have really decided they like them too!Hahaa....Well, it's Christmas!
I also whipped up some chocolate chip cookies...it was Very hard to do! Once I found the scissors and managed to open the package, things went pretty fast...LOL...So, that's about it for the day. It's 32 degrees here but I hear A LOT of people have it Much worse, so I won't moan about it! Hope you all have a Safe and warm night!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Brenda Photo Challenge (Holiday Decorations)

Presents under the tree....

A rocking horse I got the first year Hubby and I were married in 1972.


A beautiful heart ornament my dear friend, Ellani gave me years ago...This is Crystal, my daughters, favorite one.

Well, this was easy peasey!!! Everything was really close at hand!Hahaa.... Now I'm on the way to see Yours!! Happy day to you!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Day The Earth Stood Still

I Can't Wait until this opens! December 12th...Friday! I think I'll get Hubby to take me to see it. I loved the 1951 version. This new one seems to be more indepth.
It's been cold here for the past few days and there was even SNOW in the Houston area! They haven't seen snow in 64yrs! We didn't get any snow but it was Cold last night. Hope you all are ready for the weekend! I know I am. Don't forget to go over to the Brenda Photo Blog and sign up for Saturday's challenge!
Now I'm off to go find a victim to irritate...my favorite past time...LOL...Happy night everyone!
(Want to watch the clip? Go down and shut off my music box!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Hahaa.....Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"The Question"


Have YOU answered "The QUESTION" yet??? LOL.....Well, Hubby asked "it" at lunch today. "What do you want for Christmas?" I'm glad he ask, but I NEVER know what to answer! World Peace? For it to be 1969 again?Hahaa....Well, I Just don't know. I really don't Need anything...He wants to know if I want a Roomba??? Vacuum....Do I??LOL......GEEZ! Why don't I keep a list ALL year! Like when I needed some new socks....I could have written Those down! OR, when I needed some CD's....a new gown...house shoes! Noooo, Not ME! Never can do things the easy way...Oh well. Now I have to THINK...LOL...Don't 'cha just Hate when that happens?? I'm SO open to suggestions!!!! Happy THINKING ya'll!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Things We Do.....




Geez....For the past several weeks, I've just been Tired! Dragging Dog Tired....Couldn't figure it out. Till Now. Corky, the DOG, whines half the night....EVERY night. I've tried Everything!! He's done this since Crystal and the kids moved out in June. He's 17...old. I thought he was in pain...so I took him to the Doctor...nothing...Doc says it's just old age. Whining...I can't do Anything without him being Right there. Can't remember How many times I've almost tripped over him!! We love, pet, rub, scratch, bounce, play...sing to....WHAT?!!LOL...It's like having a Baby around! SO, last night, out of desperation, I grabbed his "blankie" and wrapped him in it....he slept ALL FRIGGIN NIGHT....OY!!!!!! (picture me banging my head on the wall)LOLHahaaa.....I need some of that chili that I made for supper and a Big old honking cup 'a coffee...Happy night everyone!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanks Dixie for the Reminder!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards



This is Elf Yourself! Fun! (If you want to watch mine, go to the bottom of my blog and shut off my music box) There's Crystal, old Me, Fabio, Young Me, and William! Do you see Fabio??Hahaaa...My Man!! So, as you can tell...LOL....I'm not Too busy today. Ran reports this morning, made Hubby and myself a cheese burger for lunch and watching the Auto Bailout hearings...with One ear while we work. Hope you've all had a Great Thursday already. I am Also trying to plan the Christmas menu...hummmmm....Have You got a big menu planned?? So on that note, I'll get on with the chores of the day. Have a wonderful and loving day!!
PS- I also changed up some tunes in my music box! Added two Bob Hope shows and some other oldie tunes!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Shhhhhhh....Hahaa....I posted the Puffy Egg Dish recipe on my cooking blog...I had a couple of request for it so it's there now.....Ya'll have a wonderful and Peaceful Wednesday!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Not Quite Finished...

I made this Egg dish for breakfast...Really puffy, eggy and cheesey! Great with coffee!
What does it NEED??? Click on the picture to blow it up...Ignore the rabbit on the TV...LOL
This was a scene from Hancock....GOOD movie!!

What Else does this darn tree Need?? Bows? SOMETHING......I keep messing with it. It needs something else and I bought ribbon. Do I need to use it? More ornaments? I do Not like tinsel so that's Out.....Put your thinking caps on and start...thinking!LOL...

I went to town this morning for DVD's to run my Restore backup disc on and at 8:30, there's not too many people out shopping, but by 10:00, you start thinking about looking for somewhere to hide!Hahaa...I found the disc and some other things and made a mad dash for home. Hubby made tetrazzini for lunch and we watched the movie, Hancock. It was Good!!! See it if you get the chance!
Well, guess I'll get busy and make me some COFFEE!LOL......Sounds Good to me! Night All!

The Brenda Photo Challenge "From an Ant's View"

There's an Ant sitting on the rim of the pie plate.....WELL THERE COULD BE!!!Hahaaa......Imagination, People!!!!
I'm too old to be laying down on the patio for shots like this....see the Redbird?? That was just by chance!

The sole of my son's shoe......an Ants worse nightmare.......Hahaaa........ Now I'm on my way to see yours!!!!
Thanks Jeanne for hosting this round!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Case of the Dragging Rear.....

Carrot Cake
Pumpkin and Pecan pie

Poor Hubby taking a break...

Hubby's Mom and Dad

Sami having some fun...

My Son, Jim and Crystal...my loves.

Hubby smoked a Mean ham with a brown sugar glaze. We Also had a wonderful turkey, but it was eaten before I realised I hadn't taken a picture of it! You lucky things!Hahaa....

Crystal and Tim playing cards.

The......TREE....Geez!

My Sweetie, William helping Gamma seperate out the blasted branches.

My WORD......I'm POOPED! We had a house full yesterday, I had the Grankids...several days...cleaning, cooking.....oops...that wasn't Me...it was Hubby! I made the Apple Pie Ice Cream....and cleaned...and cleaned...Then, the Granbabies spent the night and we put up the Christmas tree...sort of. Got it started last night while watching every Christmas movie under the sun....You had to insert EACH and EVERY BRANCH into the stalk of the tree...GADS!!! Never have I seen a tree that you had to do this!! If it Hadn't been for Tim and Crystal coming back to the house to make dinner take-away plates and Fixing the tree...I Seriously would have thrown it out the back door!!!Hahaaa......My little Elves...Thank God for Kids! Hubby just slunked...(yes, that's a word)...he Slunked out to the playroom....Wise man.
You know that "bone weary" feeling? I think every part of me is numb...LOL...BUT! We had a great time, laughed a lot and were Very grateful for having all our loves with us...Here's hoping Your day was a happy and safe one....Night Everyone! I'm off to find the Sandman. I Know he's lurking around here Somewhere!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


From Our house to Your house....Much love and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


I'm sending a balloon to all my blogger buddies today, filled with joy and happiness and some faith and belief mixed in!...Thanks for being my friend......ALRIGHT! I said it Silently!!!Hahaaa.....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bored Husbands.....


Bored Husband.......
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping BORING and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women; she loved to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Wal-Mart:


Dear Mrs. Samsel,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to BAN both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Samsel are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

#1 June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.

#2 July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

#3 July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

#4 July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ... "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away."

#5 August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.

#6 August 14: Moved a "CAUTION - WET FLOOR" sign to a carpeted area.

#7 August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

#8 August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"

#9 September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

#10 September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

#11 October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.

#12 October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his "Madonna look" by using different sizes of funnels.

#13 October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"

#14 October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!" And last, but not least.

#15 October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!"
(taken from an email)
Hahaaa....Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

San Antonio and Home...

FUDGE!!! I Have FUDGE!!!!Hahahaa.........
Hubby made a little supper after we got home.....

Last of my blooms......


Fireside in friends back yard....nice!
Tom and Bev's new Baby, Baron....

The view from friends front porch this morning......Ahhhhhhh.....
I Love this Place in Medina Texas....

Brenda! Is this the same kind of bird You have????

Don't know what kind of bird This is, but he was a Beauty!

I'm Loving this car.....Hahaa....WHAT??

This is Miss Lucy....The lady at the Feed Store was taking care of her while her owner was getting chemo treatments.....sad....Miss Lucy's life span is 80 to 100 yrs old....Imagine That!!

Well, we made it home just fine! Peaceful trip! Just what we needed! I won't bore you with a bunch of details...I'll just make you look at some photos...Hahaaa....Happy night all...gotta get me some Coffee!!!