Friday, November 27, 2009

Football Friday

Is always the day after Thanksgiving. Cornhuskers play Colorado. Too tired to get up at the butt crack of dawn and go fight crowds in the city. We slept in and regrouped after a full day of yaking and eating with Family and Friends at Lake Maloney by North Platte NE. I put the pics I took yesterday on for those of you who didn't get there. It was an positively beautiful day.
We had Deep Fried Turkey and all the stuff to go with it. My coconut cream pie was a big hit and all the kids played outside all day. I got the chance to take KayCee for a long walk after dinner and DH played cards for most of the afternoon.
We broke out all the food one more time about 6:30 and everybody dug in again.
The neighbors even brought their left overs and joined in on the fun at the Whalen's. Everyone started leaving and we got on the road about 8:00 p.m. I hate to drive after dark, but it actually was an easy run home and I didn't even see any deer! My youngest got a speeding ticket for 40 in a 35 right in town by the I80 exit. Guess they were really on a mission yesterday. Now most kids get tickets for 80+ mph not my son! Gotta love it. When he was just learning to drive he got a warning for impeding traffic by driving too slow...guess it hasn't changed too much. He said he's taking the STOP Class! hahaha There was no traffic there last night, that NSP trooper must have really been hard pressed for something to do. In the meantime 100 lbs of pot probably went skating right through there on the Interstate! Today I'm not only thankful for my friends, family and health, I'm thankful for Buffalo Wings (anything but Turkey) and Nebraska Football. I will take the easy route and do some online black friday shopping and rest up for the Anniversary party that we will attend tomorrow night in Kearney. Haven't seen these people for years, but we were in their wedding and anyone who is with the same person for 30 years has a reason to celebrate survival! 68 degrees and sunny here today. DH and KayCee out hunting with friends from Colorado and I am enjoying the peace and quiet! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!Go Big Red....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We truly have bunches to be Thankful for. The usual list....and lots more of things to come on down the road that we haven't experienced yet. I'm headed to bed after a full day. DH put the back out again and has been tolerating that all weekend, so we went to the Chiro this morning. I came home and worked in the kitchen the rest of the day. 3 pies and 2 desserts later I'm ready to pack it up in the morning and head off to the Sister in law's an hour and a half away. Will spend the day with family and then come back home tomorrow night. To all a good night and have a Blessed Turkey Day......

Saturday, November 21, 2009

No Good News

Every place I turn...the T.V.....the Radio....and the Internet.....there's bad news. The dow is down, the special executive session is forcast to be a fight one way or the other. The Al Quaida are still wreaking havoc on everything they touch and we are walking amongst more extremist Multi-Cultural Sympathizers every day! The media are bringing Sara Palin forward and interviewing her to compliment her book tour. They hope that it helps their ratings and she hopes it sells more books. Quite honestly I don't think she would have made as big of a mess out of our economy as we're in right now with our current administration. But in all of this gloom and doom this weekend, I see a brightness. The weather here is going to be quite warm. My youngest son came home to hunt. We have company from Colorado again and I made it up early to feed the crew this morning. The men and dogs are gone for the day. I am having a party with the "Wii Fit" so that I don't have to watch the news for a while. We will go out for supper tonight. The Cornhuskers host Kansas State. Go Skers. I'm studying up on Southern California and trying to decide where we will spend some time after we leave Arizona. Even if the country is in dire straits, we need to find some good in our present days....or it can depress even the strongest of souls! Have a great weekend. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

O.K. I know someone's trying to get even with me! I've waited patiently. Tonight is the Final Races of the season. There's a one point difference in the Top Fuel Class and I was really looking forward to seeing the outcome tonight after staying up really late last night watching the Qualifying Round. It's Snowing so hard that it knocked the satellite feed out and I'm missing all of it! Now I like "Funniest Home Videos" but not the time when my Year End Final Races is on! Dang. Getting even for not going on the cruise! Getting even for not being there at Pamona this weekend. O.K. got me. I was trying to make up for it by searching the books and maps today for a spot to set down in California for a month this time. I think I have one. It's a little farther, but a straighter shot to Ocean Blvd! Also right across from the ocean for the Betsy Bus. All will be good. Near a Camping World, Wal Mart and my favorite grocery store, Pavillions. A new area to explore to the south, not too far from Capistrano. Will be good. Haven't even decided how long we will stay in Arizona now that I have that figured. It just depends on how hard the wind blows and if DH puts his back out playing golf. We shall see. Can ya tell...the snow started flying and I make travel plans. DH and the Tractor made it back here safely about 1 a.m. this morning. The kid went on to Colorado in the brunt of all the Winter Storm Warnings today. I can't believe I don't have totally grey hair! They make me crazy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

Hope everyone got the opportunity to tell a Veteran "Thank You" today, to Celebrate with,or Celebrate because of the selfless acts of our Soldiers making our world a better place.This is a picture of our "Veteran", fortunate to be able to visit us and have a really good time with his kids this year on Haloween. He has friends still in harm's way, some at Ft. Hood. Special thoughts and prayers to all at Ft. Hood. It has been a very grey and drizzly day here, and tonight the drizzle has turned into mist. DH getting called out to help his fellow man on a "Unit Call" this evening. He keeps his license up and his membership on our Fire Department. I'm sure he likes the chance to drive the new Ambulance every now and again. His week has been pretty busy so far, on Tuesday, he along with our youngest son, traveled to Grand Island and met up with "The Weatherman" and they got to play host to a retired Major League Baseball Player for a morning hunt by Fullerton NE, halfway across this state!~ That was a long day. We got up at 2:30 a.m. so he could travel. I went back to bed. A person has really got to like to hunt to do that! Yesterday I took this lil' laptop in for a service and got some more memory. It seems a little faster now. Our oldest son is coming through here in the morning and will pick up his dad and they are headed to Wisconsin to pick up a Tractor that he bought and haul it back to Colorado. So it'll be just me and the house frau for the next 3 or 4 days.
I'm sure he's in for a real treat of a trip. Everything Kyle does is an adventure! A friend of mine that took my position at the plumbing firm has her son in the hospital with the H1N1 Flu. Our thoughts and prayers are with them that he get well really soon. I may get to go back to my old office and help her keep caught up with some bookwork. Hope I remember how! I'm trying to keep a low profile and stay out of contact with anyone that may possibly have the "flu". I got the shot and have a few more days until the immunity is good. We usually attend a church "Thanksgiving" Dinner every year that we can, and it was this evening and we decided because of the rampant flu that we would pass on being at a crowded gathering. I hate it, but the risk isn't worth it. I'm just now feeling normal after a cold for a week! I have enough things to keep busy. Having fun planning and ordering things for our Christmas at the Hotel in Kearney. Another friend called and their 30th anniversary is the weekend after Thanksgiving and since we we in the wedding, we're invited to a dinner in their honor. Things just keep coming up! Not time to be bored. On the sad side this week, a fellow colleague of DH out of his office in Holdrege....his two boys were in a car wreck by Interstate 80, the youngest, 21 years old, was ejected and killed and the other serious and life flighted to Lincoln NE. We are so lucky to have never gotten a call like that. Our boys traveled about and sowed their wild oats. What a horrible thing for any parent to have to go through. Rest in Peace Robby Schumacher. This year is definitely moving on....The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Rest of this Year will Fly By Now

Colorado v NebraskaThe rest of the year will fly on by now. Seems like we've just got here and actually we've been here just shy of a month. Days are just running together. Went to the Hospital and got my H1N1 flu shot and have been sick ever since! Go Figure. Had my annual blood work done this week and was fearful that it would be out of whack. Feared for no reason it seems, as everything is good and had a glowing report, everything within normal limits,so must be doing something right! Started with a new Doctor and really like him, so to those of you who recommended him to me....Thanks! Took a ride up north to Lexington NE yesterday, and lots of farmers are really working to get their crops out. Many Grain Haulers and pieces of Farm Equipment on the roads. Use extra caution if you're in a farming area, their minds are not always on the highway, but in their work! Be safe! Tonight we will watch Football. A great College Rivalry between Nebraska and Oklahoma. No predictions, just rooting for the home team. I could have slept all day, but I didn't. DH and KayCee have been hunting all day every day this week. He always makes every activity into a job. The Colorado Hunters will leave tomorrow and then he helps guide for a retired baseball pitcher with our son and our local weatherman. I know my dog is exhausted and ready for a rest. I made a new Cajun Shrimp with Linguini...lordy get the Tums.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Quick note on a Sad, Sad Day

Thirteen Dead In Mass Shooting At Fort Hood
Just a note. Need to share some feelings. All of the feelings that I had the morning of 9-11 watching the horror unfold on TV in New York City. The feelings of helpless disbelief that washed over me the day that the Murah Federal Building exploded in Oklahoma City. Once again, this nation and it's people have been attacked from within. This time at Food Hood Texas at a Rediness station. Well my son was attached to that post. He was 4th Infantry Division. We didn't experience that post but the one in Colorado, however, lots of his buddies are at Ft. Hood. The feelings of a helpless but proud parent of a soldier, both being deployed and the relief of one returning home. All those sad feelings for me have returned tonight. The parents and families of those soldiers and civilians involved in this incident need all of our thoughts and prayers tonight. All of those brave people....... I just shake my head and wonder.....will it ever stop? I have my thoughts about this, and I will save them and reserve my opinion until after the investigation. I thank god that my son and the rest of my family are safe tonight. Rest in Peace brave souls.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Great Weekend now Passed

I survived yet another opening weekend of Pheasant Season! It just so happened that Haloween was on the same Saturday!
Lots of Company, family and friends all around. It was really hard for me to pay attention to all that was here at the same time. The hunters did well even though it was muddy, and most of the crops aren't out of the fields yet. It was nice to see the Boys, daughter in Law and kids. We had an absolutely beautiful afternoon to take the kids out for some Haloween Fun. They had fun and really cleaned up on the treats. We had them bouncing off the walls til near midnight! Even the big kids seemed to have fun making the rounds to the adult places and visiting with friends.
We had a Strawberry that wouldn't keep her hat on, Batman and the "Joker" Trick or treats from some of our businesses and then hot dogs, marshmallows roasted over a bon fire on the corner! They do things so much different todayWe were home before dark! No rolling stuff down main hill or starting hay bales on fire. Just some toilet paper around in the trees. I spent today washing bedding and cleaning up. .
Only found one gray sweatshirt and one pair of socks that don't belong here, so they did good this time packing up.LOL.... KayCee almost made it 48 hours into the season without getting hurt. The first day she lost 3 of her customized boots, and the second day she cut her leg pretty deep right at the dew claw. It's bandaged and she limps now. Hard to tell how long she will last without a break. I don't believe they'll ever get back to work in the fields. Today started with another good rain shower. Just when it looks to be drying out, it rains again! Waiting for sheets to dry this afternoon, I found myself reading RV Blogs and getting the urge to be moving on. Listening to the adventures of the road from others perspective, makes me want to get back to the coach! The big reminder this week is to test the Carbon Monoxide Detectors and be wary of Furnace fumes or gases of other kinds in the season when Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is the greatest!