Thursday, November 5, 2015

Missing my Husband

It has been 4 years since my husband left for Heaven. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and then again it seems like it has been forever. It is no fun at all losing the love of your life. We were married when I was 17 and he was 23. He went right into the Army and spent 18 months in Germany during the Korea Conflict. Then he came home and we raised 5 children and spent 21 years on an acreage raising feeder pigs too.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Strange Winter

We are having a rather strange winter. November was cold and snowy. December was warmer with not much snow. January we had a January thaw. Our snowfalls here have only been a couple inches at a time and then we would have warm days to melt it down. Now it is February and it is brutal. Today it started out about 19 and now is down to 14 and dropping. Having a little snow flurries too and that wasn't in the forecast. Yesterday we had freezing rain and sleet and made everything dangerously slick. There were many accidents on the Interstates and side roads as well. I stayed in. I don't ice skate :0)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday

They could just as well change the name to New England Sunday. They win every year. It gets downright discouraging not to see some new teams playing for a change. It is getting to be, for me, that the best part is the commercials. So many people are now stranded in Arizona due to all the snow and flights cancelled going East. But what better place to be stranded than a nice warm State like Arizona.

Friday, January 16, 2015


January has brought us some better weather. After a blizzard, it has begun to warm up and melting the snow everywhere. I missed 3 days of church in December and the first Sunday of January due to weather. New Year's Eve was spent eating, playing games and boy was it cold. We had below zero temps and wind chills for weeks but now it is starting to warm and melt the snow. We still have February and March ahead of us. The Almanac said we would have a bitter cold winter and they were 100% right. We had a miserable November and then December was pretty good but January brought us more snow. There is still alot of winter left so who knows what that will bring.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st

Can you believe it is December 1st already. It seems every year Christmas comes around faster and faster. There is a shorter shopping time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I heard Black Friday was kind of a disappointment to merchants as sales were down about 18%. Today is Cyber Monday so maybe the sales by computer will make up for the difference and then some. At least that is what the stores are hoping. It is so bitter cold it is not fun to go outside at all today. Tomorrow is supposed to warm up some and get better as the week goes on. Sure hope so.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Good Food

I had cataract surgery on Tuesday and my son-in-law and daughter have been sending me over many kinds of great food. Last night he came with a big bowl of hot chili right off the stove and was that ever good for supper. Also have cookies, banana bread cupcakes, biscuits, garlic bread, spagetti in meat sauce, and a very good chicken dorito casserole. Also have a home made enchilada that I am going to have for lunch today. It is great not to have to cook. I don't cook anymore anyway, just microwave stuff. Nothing like homecooking.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall and Winter

It is getting cold too soon. The leaves are turning and some are falling already. There has been frost. There has also been enough rain to keep the farmers from harvesting. There was snow in Wisconsin where my relatives live and in South Dakota, Nebraska. That is just too close. IT is too soon also. I read yesterday the spiders are showing up indoors more now and that means a early winter. Also if you have lots of crickets it means lots of snow too. This could be a winter we will hate more than usual.