Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Did Anyone Miss Me?

Ha Ha! I haven't blogged for a few days but I doubt I was missed since no one is probably reading my posts anyway! That's okay. My purpose is to write down my thoughts and hopefully be inspired to write more!

A rundown of my weekend went like this....Saturday errands and then off the babysit Henry. Sunday was not a good day. Our air conditioner went out and we had to wait until that afternoon for a repair man to come. He got it running again but the house was so hot by then the air conditioner never stopped running! I can imagine what our electric bill is going to look like this next month. So, it was too hot to do anything but sit in front of a fan. That is what I did, and read a book on my Kindle.

Then it was back to work on Monday and now it is Tuesday. I didn't sleep well last night. I only got about four hours of sleep before having to get up and come to work. I can't wait until it is time to leave today.

Do you ever wonder why some people seem perfectly happy to come to the same job day in and day out? I know nowadays you should be thankful that you have a job, but why do they seem so content? I know I am not challenged enough anymore in what I do. Is that why I am not happy with my position? I do feel that we have also gotten the short end of the stick with a lot of our benefits being taken away. That probably feeds my dissatisfaction as well. Why can't I be happy just to be a little worker bee like the others? They say if you have a passion for your job and love what you are doing, then it is not really work. Maybe that is my problem. I do not have a passion for what I am doing at all, nor do I love it.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday is Finally Here

I didn't post yesterday but since no one is probably reading my blogs but me, I guess it really doesn't matter! LOL!! Our electricity went out last night around 10:30 and didn't come back on until midnight. It was one before I was able to go to sleep so I am more tired today than normal. Just waiting for the day to be over with (yes I am at work right now). It has been a little slow today so I thought I would take advantage of the situation and go ahead and do my post.

The times that show up on these blogs is not correct but I haven't figured out how to change that yet. One post at a time and I will get this all figured out.

I really enjoy a lot of the British programs that show on our PBS and BBC stations here. I wish there were more. I have enjoyed Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lewis, Masterpiece Mystery (which some times has Inspector Morris), and Inspector George Gently. I have also watched the whole series of As Time Goes By with Judi Dench. I think I have seen the whole series of New Tricks as well since what I am seeing now I have already seen before. I am hoping as fall approaches they will put some news shows out.

We are going to babysit Henry for a while tomorrow evening but other than that really have no special plans for the weekend. It is just too hot to be out much during the day. Yesterday when I left work at 5:00 p.m. it was 99 degrees! Ugh! Put that kind of temperature with our humidity and it makes for an uncomfortable time to be outside.

I have a few more family pictures to post. Next I will post some pictures of some of the places we have been.

My son Donald and his wife Christie (Zach's parents)

My Daughter Stacey and Her Husband Corey

My Step-Daughter Traci, Her Husband Justin and My Step-Granddaughters Madi and Morgan

My Step-Grandsons Reidar and Erik (Corey's sons)

Everyone have a good weekend. I will be back by Monday (if not before) to thrill you with more exciting news about my life and family! LOL

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hump Day!

I woke up this morning with a terrible headache! What a way to start your day right? But, today is Wednesday also know as 'hump' day since the week is all downhill from here. I think at this point my blog would be boring to most people but it is a way for me to get things off my mind.

Let me tell you a little bit about what I like to do for vacations. Cruises are my favorite. Since your room, food and entertainment are all include in the price, you can hardly beat it. Thadd and I have been on 12 cruises now (I think I counted right) and have enjoyed them all. We love doing seven day cruises to the Western or Southern Caribbean the best. We mainly spend our days taking in the sites and our evenings relaxing on the balcony reading. We enjoy having room service breakfast and eating it out on the balcony as well. Our last cruise was in March of this year. Thadd is not only my husband but my best friend. We have such a good time together on these trips.

My next favorite vacation is to go stay at one of the Gulf beaches here in Florida. I grew up here so I love the beach! I have fond memories of staying at some of the small 'mom/pop' motels directly on the beach. Hearing the waves coming in at night can lull me right to sleep! There aren't as many of the small places left any more since a lot of the big hotel chains have come in, bought them and torn them down, but there are still some. My favorite is the Suncoast Motel in Treasure Island, FL.

Well, don't want to bore anyone too much so I will close for the day. I am still trying to get used to doing a blog so bear with me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Thadd plays cards on Tuesdays so we usually have a sandwich for dinner since it is easy to fix. I then get to have the evening to myself to do what I choose. This is usually my time to get on my computer to potter around different websites. I stare at a computer all day at work so for the most part don't care to even look at one after I get home.  Tuesday nights are the exception.

With the economy here in the US so bad, we have been researching different places where we might like to retire. There are quite a few countries that have very affordable living and good health care. Those are our two main priorities. Of course we also want to live somewhere that will not make it hard to fly back to the US to visit family. We must be able to feel safe as well. So far, we are interested in Belize, Ecuador, Panama, and Uraguay. If anyone is reading my blog and have any suggestions or information to share, please leave a comment.

I am going to try to put a couple of pictures on here. I hope it works. This is my husband Thadd. We will have been married 22 years in November though we have been together much longer.


This is my grandson Henry who is seven months old.

This is my other grandson, Zachary who is six years old.

I'll write more tomorrow and introduce you to some more family.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

Oh happy day! It's Monday. My favorite day of the week (NOT)! It's not been quite as hot today which is nice after the smoker we had over the weekend. It is starting to cloud up for our standard afternoon thunderstorm. Thadd and I love thunderstorms. We love to sit out on our patio and watch the lightning, the downpour and the way it sounds on the patio roof which is metal. It gets quite loud but it is a comforting sound nevertheless, at least to us.

Not much happening today. Mondays can be that way. Most of my weekdays follow the same pattern. Get up, go to work, come home, fix dinner, clean up the kitchen, watch TV for a couple of hours, go to sleep and wake up again the next day to start all over again. Boring isn't it?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Already!

Went over to my daughters to visit the grand baby today ( her too of course!). He is so cute and is beginning to interact more with me now that he is seven months old. As soon as I figure out how to put a picture on here I will post one. Back to work tomorrow. Boy, the weekend sure goes by fast!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Favorite Day

Saturday is my favorite day of the week. I get to sleep in which I love to do after a long, hard week at work. Thadd and I both had to get bloodwork done this morning then we went and had breakfast at a place called Nick's Diner. Their food is really good but the give you so much I can never eat it all. Then it was pedicure time! Ever since I talked Thadd into getting his first one, he has wanted to go with me and get his toes done too! Of course he doesn't walk out with pretty pink toes like me, but his feet look good! He has become spoiled! LOL! It is quite common here for men to get pedicures and manicures. The shooting tragedy in Colorado is still all over the news. I am so sad for all of those families. What would possess a person to do something like that? It makes you wonder sometimes what this world is coming to. I am still trying to figure all this blogging stuff out. If anyone can give me any tips on how to remove my picture or get it to a smaller size, I would appreciate it. I gaven't figured out how to post pictures yet either but I will get there (I hope).

Friday, July 20, 2012

Good News From the Doctor

Well, all doctor results were good. I am still in remission which is always good news!
Now if I could just figure out how to put my picture on here without it taking up the whole page. I don't want a huge, big picture but try as I might, I couldn't master it! I will have to try again another time. I am afraid I am not very good at this blogging yet.

It is Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. I have to say I am tired of working and long for the day I can retire. I have heard that after you retire, Sunday evening becomes your new favorite day. Why? Because you know you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn on Monday to go to work! LOL!!

Hubby (Thadd) and I don't have any real plans for the weekend other than the normal errands and chores we can't get done during the week. I have heard the weather is going to be really hot so I would just as soon stay home in the AC! I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 1 - Well Here We Go!

I have decided to start a blog so I can share all the thoughts that run through my head. I will also share pictures and general things that on in me and my family's lives.