"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~~Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:


Time Flies......

Time is flying by.  It seems with work it consumes my day that I am so tired by the time I leave, I just want to sit in a chair and do nothing.  This has seemed like the longest week ever.  My mother in law arrived this past Sunday.  We are both still breathing, so all is well.
DH woke me this morning shaking like crazy.  He was chilling.  I started getting ready.  I looked up and his poor little face was swollen, he looked like a squirrel with his mouth full.  The side of his neck was swollen as well.  He is a very sick baby.  I'm not use to him being sick.  Fortunately his Momma's here to take care of him.  How lucky am I?

Weekend before last we went to Indiana for Father's Day.  I met Kat and Aunt Mattie at Huber's where we had a wonderful relaxing day.
Aunt Mattie

We had lunch at Huber'sWinery  
 then stopped at the Joe Huber's Family Restaurant and had appetizers before going home.  I tried the fried green beans, yep, that's what I said, fried green beans. 

I had a great visit and DH seemed to enjoy his visit as well.  My Momma & Daddy Bear have been on vacation for a little over 2 weeks.  They seemed to have a good time.  
I also found out that I have a niece 

No resemblance there, huh?

We had our annual golf outing last week at work.  As most of you know that is an event that I help put on.  It is very time consuming and stressful and I don't even play golf!!  I've just about decided I need to learn before next years outing.  Now to find someone to teach me!  This sweetheart below has offered in the past, but he's leaving me in a few weeks for college on a golf scholarship.  

 The fella on the far right, in the blue is my neighbor.  He wakes me on Sunday mornings before 7am leaving to go play the game.  So there HAS to be something enjoyable about it.

   And here is me, and one of our salesmen after a grueling 14hrs on the golf course. 
We had a total of 130 people playing. 


The Weekend

Let me just say this week ended on a very bad note.
For instance we learned Thursday night that we are probably not going to have these two angels in our home permanently like we were hoping/praying/begging/pleading and anything else we could thing of to obtain that.
But since our cousin Kat over at Kat's Cake-Topia
knew they were suppose to be coming she had sent a good box containing these sinful gift "Knock You Naked Brownies" a recipe from over P.W.
which required me to add a little white stuff, like I needed the extra sugar but at this point, who cares, right?
So I cut me and DH a piece, no it isn't  half even though it looks like it, tasted like it, took two days to eat the one piece! 
Yeah, really no need to say anymore on that, huh?  Other than it is to die for.  She will make them again. 
My loving wonderful parents left for a two week vacation and left me in charge of this lady
She looks harmless and all, but yet again she is sleeping :)
When they return I will then be receiving a delightful 3 WEEK visit from my Mother in Law. 
Now who in their right mind would want their picture taken with that thing?!?!?!?!  That is all I'm going to say.  
Other than this is a picture from her "honeymoon" with Poppy, was she not beautiful???  I know where DH gets his good looks from 
DH decided on his own that the misc room in the middle of the room that had this random whirlpool therapeutic tub in it, was going to come out yesterday.  I was ecstatic he decided on his own to do it. 

I know, hideous, huh?  At least he still had a cute smile at the end of the day
So I fed him well with a plate of these healthy treats!

Tonight as it is around 9:30 we realize we have survived the weekend without these little angels......

And another week will begin.........


Do You Ever Think

of the cost of our Freedom?

Yesterday while having lunch at Chik-fil-A with DH I noticed a military man sitting a few tables up.  I couldn't help it, my eyes kept drifting back to him even while I was talking with DH.  Fortunately his back was to me so he didn't think I was a stalker.  
I wondered where he had been.  If he had just come "home".  If he had a family who had been impatiently waiting for his return but most of all, what he has been through.  Over and over I see our military out.  At airports, hotels, and restaurants.  Those same questions seem to run through my mind over in over but most of all I ALWAYS question why I never see anyone walking up to them, Thanking them, Welcoming them home.    
I watched him.  He was sitting across from an older man who I would assume was his Dad.  Same build, same features.  Same military haircut.
I watched as he seemed uneasy.  Watching people around him.  I didn't know if it was habit from where he'd been or if he was afraid someone would come to him upset.  (That I have seen) 
As DH & I were getting refills of tea I handed mine to him and walked over to him. 
I asked him if he had been serving.  He answered yes with an unsure look.  I shook his hand and thanked him for his service.  He had a look.  I'm not sure if it was shock or surprise.  My heart broke thinking how sad it is people do not thank them enough.  I reached over and hugged him tight and told him I was glad he was home.  DH had come over by then and thanked him as well.  When we walked out DH said, "Did you see him tear up?"  I replied, "No because I couldn't see for my own tears."  He touched me deep.  
His willingness to give himself freely to ensure my Freedoms, which are many. 
If you see our service men and women, please greet them. 
Thank them. 
(image from Google)

It takes only a second of your time for which they have given hours on end of theirs for you. 

Today I am Thankful for ALL our men and women in service. 
Especially Mr. Kidd who we met by chance in Chik-Fil-A.


It's a pretty boring post but...

It has been a little over 2 months since I have actually blogged.  I can't remember the last time my heart was actually in it.  It seems I had run out of things to say.  I guess between getting sick back in the winter and taking forever to recover from it, it took everything out of me, and there was little left for DH, let alone me.
For awhile I was able to read and continue to follow everyone else, but eventually I lost interest in that as well.
Thank goodness for Facebook, so that I could still keep up with a lot of you, and not actually have to read.
My attention span has been, NADA.

So here I am trying to figure out how to blog once again.
Yes, there has been some long boring drawn out days.
There are more days than not, that I don't remember.
There have been many things happening, good and well not so good.
Recipes galore.  In case you didn't know, I cook, bake and become quite creative with food when bored/depressed.

So keep watching.  I'll try to keep my post short for a while or it would be one heck of a long post!!!