Friday, April 23, 2010

My computer

I hate my computer! In fact I'm wondering why I ever invited this thing to live in my house....

It yells error at me every time I do something wrong. I have a teenager that already does that.

It's memory is full and can't hold mother's memory is the same way.

If I buy anything for my computer it cost a small fortune...just like my kids.

But it knows to much about me so I can't get rid of ...just like my best friend.

Guess I should just name it and realize this is just the way life is, now maybe I should think about who I am going to will this thing to. Heehhee revenge is great.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring and Garage sales, what could be better

I am not a fast walker but show me a garage sale sign and I'm off and running. I hate to get there just as someone is buying the one thing I have always needed, so I jump out of my car as it's still rolling, hopefully when someone else is driving, and take off as fast as I can.

As I make the approach I scan the whole area. What large items do I see that I might be interested in? You can't assume anything. I have gotten things for a lot less than I ever imagined that they would be. I have also seen things that I thought was just there to hold their stuff and came to find out it was for sale too. I bought my kids a really cute table and chairs this way. No one saw it but me and I asked and sure enough they wanted it gone. I think I paid $10 for that set 28 years ago. Four kids later it still looks great and is waiting for grandchildren.

You also can't assume that it cost to much. The other day I saw a beautiful ceramic pot. It was very large and they wanted $75 for it. I really liked it but I knew my husband would kill me if I paid $75 for something to hold a bunch of dirt and a few dead plants....I don't have a green thumb, even though I love flowers. I asked the man if he would take $30 and he jumped at it and even loaded it in my car.

I have lately been buying kitchen gadgets. I am not much of a cook so therefore I don't tend to spend money on all the latest and greatest things out there. The other day I came across a bread machine in the box for $20. I have never even thought about having one of these but I decided why not. Wow, what a great thing to have. I love fresh baked bread and when I was a young bride I use to work hard at kneading and baking fresh bread and rolls. This is great...all the calories and none of the calorie burn....hmmm on second thought...

Today I got a rocket blender ....never been used for $4.

I'm thinking a nice smoothie would go well with a loaf of bread.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Ever have one of those moments when you are home all alone and you can almost see and hear the ghosts of days gone by?

I'm having one of those moments right now. I am thinking back to those days not to long ago when our house would be very busy on the day before Easter.

All our friends and their children would come every year and celebrate with a large potluck. Each child would bring their baskets and we would line the children up with the smallest in front . Soon we would send them off. they would run in all directions laughing and giggling as they looked for eggs. We parents just tried to stay out of the way as we tried to capture the moment on film.

The whole day would be full of relay races for both the young and old. Those were fun times. Now all those children are all grown up, many with children of their own. And I sit in my home, by myself wondering how come life has to fly by so fast.

So if I could go back in time this is one of those moments I would go toBut I can't so for today I will just be glad that the ghost of days gone past came to visit me to put a smile on my face.

Happy Easter

Friday, April 2, 2010


Today is good Friday ...the beginning of Easter weekend.

Easter has always been an important time in my family. I can remember as a little girl my parents would take me to the capital grounds in Iowa and my brother and I would run around, along with every other child in town, to find Easter eggs. Such a time of joy.

The next day would be Easter morning. My mom would get up early to make sure my brother and I looked perfect on this day. Out would come the pink spongy rollers that mom had put in my hair the night before. On went the Easter bonnet with the elastic under the chin making a red mark that I thought would never go away.

The very last thing mom would let me put on was my beautiful white shoes. I loved those shoes. This was the first time all year that white shoes could be worn so mom would buy me new ones and they were to last me all summer.

I was advised to be careful how I walked because if the shoes rubbed against each other they would make a big black marks. There was no way I could make it all the way through service with out making alot of scuff marks but next week mom would get the Vaseline out and clean them up like new. Today I just had to keep them nice through pictures and hopefully to Sunday school, where I would show them off to all my friends.

People don't tend to make a big deal about Easter anymore. Many people may just wear their jeans to service, if they go at all. And I guess that is ok, it's just .....

When we would walk into the church....My dad looking so handsome, my mom in her beautiful dress and hat, my brother in his bow tie and me hanging onto my little white Bible with my gloved hands. I felt like we were coming before the King of Kings.

And when my little church would sing out "Up from the Grave He Arose" my heart would jump with pride knowing that my savior did that for me. So this Easter who knows, maybe I just might pull out an Easter bonnet or at least some gloves and hum "Up from the Grave" as I walk into church.

Happy Easter