Friday, November 26, 2021

Happiness Is...

learning that another Great-Grandchild is on the way!

My Granddaughter Nicki, her husband Chris and daughter Aspyn made the announcement via Facebook yesterday.

The baby is due in June, which gives me plenty of time to make another baby quilt.

I am really liking this Great-Grandma thing. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wishing Each of You...

a blessed Thanksgiving, full of love and laughter. And if alone this year as many are, may your day be one of peace and comfort. Even in the darkest of times, there is still much to be thankful for.

May God bless you, not only for the holidays, but all through the year.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Many Thanks...

to all of you for your words of encouragement and your prayers. This quitting smoking thing is no fun – no fun at all. I am still somewhat cranky. And I still want a cigarette. But I am smoke free and have every intention of staying that way. Sometimes stubborn can work for us. :)

My groceries were delivered today. There was a sale on turkeys and hams, with a limit of two on each, so that's what I ordered. The hams were about 7.5 lbs. each and they fit nicely into my freezer.

The turkeys, however, topped out at 17 lbs. and 20 lbs. They would not fit in the freezer – no way, no how!

Note to self: Check to see how much freezer space you have before ordering meat for the freezer. Duh!

Guess who will be cooking and canning turkey tomorrow. :)

Not complaining. Not at all. I am just happy to have that much more meat to add to my food storage. And to be able to get it while it is still affordable.

Here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, we have had a couple of light snowfalls. But by mid afternoon, what fell the night before has melted off. That's fine with me. Although it is not unusual to have a considerable amount of snow on the ground by Thanksgiving, I won't mind if that doesn't happen this year.

That's all I know for now. I suppose I could work up a rant about several things going on just now, but I think I would rather stay relatively happy.

Sometimes, the best revenge on those who would try to make our lives miserable is to be happy anyway. Drives them crazy. :)

Saturday, November 6, 2021

"Too soon old...

 too late smart."

That was a favorite saying of my Dad's.  And it certainly applies to me - his oldest daughter.

After 60 years of living with a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other, I have quit smoking.

At present I am really cranky and borderline mean.

Like any addiction, this one takes hold of a person and doesn't want to let go.  But I am determined.  

So I am asking your indulgence for a short while until I can at least be civil again.  There is lots of good stuff to read at the blogs in the sidebar.

I hope to return soon, a little less ornery than I am now.  :)