Saturday, September 30, 2006


It's fall! My favorite time of year. The past few days I am noticing just a touch of color in the tops of the trees....I love those rich reds, oranges and yellows! It is a great time of year to play in my flower beds and get them ready to sleep away the winter. I bought some tulips to plant tomorrow, then I can settle back and wait for spring. I love to go to the fall festivals...the pumpkin patches and the apple orchards. Yummy caramel apples, kettle corn, fresh apple cider,
bright colored mums, falling leaves....what's not to like? Except maybe allergies?
Until we get a good freeze, I will continue to have red swollen eyes and migraine headaches brought on by the lovely ragweed that is now in bloom! The allergy shots I am taking should kick in about a year from now.
Next weekend is my annual scrapbook retreat in Kearney, with my friends from St. Joe. Can't wait! We always have lots of good food and plenty of fun! The countdown begins now.....

Sunday, September 24, 2006


I have found some awesome beauty products....and I am a "consultant"....
If you want to check them out and get some for yourself, go to my "Beauty" website and you can order them right there and have them shipped directly to you!
My personal favorites are the spa products and the skin care products....I keep the spa in my shower and I get to have a few minutes of spa time every day!!!!
Check it out!!!!
I am sitting here waiting for Caleb to come over and it came to me that I need to share this.

Renaissance Festival

Yesterday, we spent a wonderful day at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Always one of my favorite ways to spend a beautiful fall day! The weather could not have been better! While we were, we found Art's grandchildren, Miles and Elizabeth. Hespent the rest of the day with us. We went on a Pirates Treasure hunt, which was great fun....found all of the clues and solved the riddle and Miles was able to claim his prize at the end of the day. It was fun to watch him discover the answers and think out the clues...a very bright 7 year old! He also had a great time "Slaying the Dragon" and jumping on the bunji trampoline. We also ran into Jordyn, who was her mom and family. She had a darling Princess hat and face painting....Gramma needs to get busy making her a princess dress!!! Art never likes to sit in the front row at shows...I do! Poor Art....sitting on the front row with me got him in trouble! He soon became part of the show, "Mental Pause"! It was a hoot!!!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Swing set

We were given a very nice swing set this week. Art and Richard set it up Wednesday evening...with a little help from Caleb. Of course, if you ask him, he says that he built a swing set. He also told his mommy that Gramma has a "park" in her backyard!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Woo Hoo! It's Friday Again!

Said to say....I live for when I am not at work. Gotta figure out how to improve on that one!

I see some of the strangest things when I sit on the patio at Starbucks and "people-watch". The other day I saw a lady jogging. There was a trail of smoke behind her. I thought to myself....whoa....she's smokin! Literally, she was really smoking! As she jogged, up would come that hand, with a lit cigarette....taking a drag off of it and never missed a step as she continued down the street. I am still trying to figure out the positive health atributes to that one!!!!

Art surprised me yesterday when he suggested that we go to the Air Show on Saturday and take Caleb with us! He usually won't go where there are big crowds and traffic to fight...much less drag a toddler along. But I am excited...we will all have a bunch of fun! I'm sure Caleb will think the air show is awesome!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Just one

Art and I are always at odds about helping others....his arguement is that he cannot help everyone....there is more need out there than ability to help.
My arguement is that is you can only help one person and make a difference, then do it. If everyone did, then maybe there would not be so much need!
I found this story today and had to post it here:

While walking along a beach,
a man saw someone in the distance leaning down,
picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

As he came closer, he saw thousands of starfish
the tide had thrown onto the beach.
Unable to return to the ocean during low tide,
the star fish were dying.
He observed a young man picking up the starfish
one by one and throwing them back into the water.

After watching the seemingly futile effort,
the observer said, "There must be
thousands of starfish on this beach.
It would be impossible for you to get all of them.
There are simply too many.
You can't possibly save enough to make a difference."

The young man smiled as he continued to pick up
another starfish and toss it back into the ocean he said,

"It made a difference to that one."

Friday, September 08, 2006

TGIF!'s Friday and here is what I SHOULD be doing:
Clean the bathroom
Load the dishwasher
Run to bank
Run the weed eater

But is what I have done so far this morning!
Played on the computer.....