Another year older and deeper in debt. HAH
First: thank you Chrissy. I see food in my future. :-)
Sunday at Karen's for a cook-out with my favorites: Hot dogs/hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, Broccoli salad (you know that kind with nuts, raisins & bacon in it), potato chips and cake. Let's not forget the cake. Yellow cake with that made with Crisco and powdered sugar frosting.
My grand daughter from Oregon called me. I could see her and she could see me on the phone! Now, that is amazing. She was in Alaska, hiking in the mountains!
3 more grand babes were there too--Helene, Marcus, Stephen, also Pammie and my Wee Sister and her hubs. My son wasn't there and I wondered, I was sure he would show up. I found out yesterday, Karen hadn't even invited him! What's up with that? Jennifer was invited, but didn't show. That didn't surprise me.
When the 3 grandbabes walked in they came for hugs and kisses and a beautiful bouquet of the bluest Hydrangea's. They apologized for being late as church had run over a bit. I smiled, thinking to myself, that I was so proud that they all had gone to church!! They go to church every weekend and sometimes during the week for Mass.
Stephen, Helene, Marcus
My Son-In-Law, Mark holding up a shield because the candles kept going out in the breeze!
Helene, Karen, Mark, Stephen, listening to my sister telling tales
My sister with a rapt audience of Pammie, Helene, Karen
and of course, my alter ego!======================
Yesterday it was so humid, I didn't go outside all day long. Wee Sister stopped in after her dentist visit to calm down. She was so hyper. Neither one of us likes the dentist and both of us have problems with the Novacaine working to numb the work area. She had to have 4 shots!!!
Then the storms came in! There were tornadoes all over the state. Most of them stayed up in the clouds, but half a dozen touched down. I don't think it classifies as a tornado unless it does touch down, but the weather people like to inform you when one is going over--which to me is just "wind in the clouds." I watched as they tracked one on radar that was going straight up the road that my cousin's farm and the church my Grandfather built are on. I haven't heard yet if all is okay up there.
I stayed up until 2:00 watching my close-up radar on the computer screen. I have my house pin-pointed exactly and can see what is coming. As usual, the storm split and part went south and part went north. Apparently we are in a "basin", lower elevation depression, and that ground configuration keeps the really bad stuff on either side of us. Kewl Beans--right?
I have tied up the genealogy on my family--finally. Didn't find the 4 & 5 great grandmother's maiden names, but that is just the way it will be. I am now doing a search for Dar's sister-in-laws family. And, would you believe it, for Dar's mother's family.
I can see already why Dar is as she is. Her mother had a terrible childhood. In and out of the orphanage, because Dar's grandfather kept leaving the family and her Grandmother had to work as a housekeeper and didn't have enough money to keep a house for the kids (Dar's mom and aunt).
Interesting searching it is.
I am nearing the end of the crocheted blanket I am "testing" for my "Like A Daughter". It is turning out beautifully. Not too many mistakes in my stitches. Although there will be some.
Today the repair guy is coming to put a new drain pump in my dishwasher. This makes me smile, big time! The weather is so cool and breezy--no humidity and I have every window and front door open. Tomorrow, back to the Chiropractor and Thursday the Cardiologist.
So all is well as I begin my 77th year. OMGOSH!!
How did I get this old and still in one piece? Well--not exactly all in one piece. Parts of me have been broken, but it's all inside so no one can see.
AND AS I ALWAYS SAY: