Thursday, December 29, 2011

Traveling in December

My brother and I traveled today to see my daughter and her husband. We wanted to see how they had decorated their home for Christmas. The weather was 48 degrees and sunny and it was just beautiful driving there. It takes about 2 hours to get there and there was no snow. This is very unusual for us in December as we usually have about 13+ inches of snow in December. We love it!!! It was a great trip and visit and all their Christmas decorations were just beautiful. I am so glad we got to go. Living in this State, it is highly unlikely we could go again till Spring as I am sure after New Years chances are we will get more snow than we want.

Baby Blankets

My granddaughter just had a new baby boy and some of her shower gifts were baby blankets. When her first baby was expected, I was just sure she was going to have a girl. So I thought baby girl blankets were the gift to get because surely, I didn't want to get blue ones which would be for a boy. I knew I was taking a chance but I was right and she had a girl. Baby blankets have been used for as long as I can remember and I am sure they were used way back before that. Have you ever looked up blanket history? It is really quite interesting. Some things that I would have called blankets are really sheets and vice versa. I know though that baby blankets are one of the best things every new mother should have to wrap her new baby in.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Snapdragon Stadium

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Since l997, the San Diego stadium has been named Qualcomm, but they have decided that from December 18 through December 28, it will be renamed Snapdragon.   Because  Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made  by 30 manufacturers, they want to get the name out there for the public to realize that their smart phones, tablets, etc. contain the Snapdragon  multiprocessor that is designed especially for mobile applications.  They want people to ask if Snapdragon is inside the devices they buy, before they buy them.  By bringing the sports lovers to watch the Chargers vs Baltimore on December l8, and two more college bowls, one on December 21 and another on December 28, they should have a huge audience to let lots of people know that Snapdragon is the heart of their smartphone and other mobile devices.  Great brands like HTC, LG, Nokia and Samsung all have the Snapdragon multiprocessor inside them.  Advantages are longer battery life and all the other features you want most.  Qualcomm's brand name is Snapdragon, however, it stopped being a consumer name back in 2000 and now they want to get its name before the public by taking this short time to publicize Snapdragon and help people realize just what they are buying.  We all want the best and this should bring Snapdragon to everyone's attention.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One is Missing

We had a wonderful Christmas again this year. However, one was missing. My husband should have been there but he went to Heaven in September instead. I am sure he was having a wonderful time in Heaven with Jesus but we missed him. It takes a very long time to get over that great big void he left in our lives. Life goes on and sometimes it is almost as if he was never here. Then again, his absence is bigger than life.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fajita Burrito

Last night I went out to the new Mexican place in town. I had a fajita burrito and it was huge along with rice and beans. I had enough left over for another meal. So I got a box and took the rest home. The restaurant was full and as the booths emptied, more people came in. It has been in town about 3 years now and it takes a long time to take hold in our little town for some reason. But now it looks like they are doing a thriving business. I am very happy for that.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mexican Lunch

I have been trying to get into the habit of going over to my brother's home each week. We go out to a place close by that has great Mexican fast food. He loves the tacos with such hot sauce, I could hardly eat them. But I soon learned to get the medium sauce and try the super buritos that are excellent. Our favorite dessert is churros and we look forward to having these each time we eat there.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Video Games

Written by my friend Teodoro Martin

I thought gaming systems were for kids until I got married and learned that grown men are playing these video games! I am sitting on the couch just wanting to watch DIRECT TV but instead my husband is playing Modern Warfare. Let me just paint this picture for you. He is a thirty year old man, sitting on the couch wearing a headset playing a video game. He plays online with other people, most of whom are his other grown men friends. They actually talk smack to each other while they are playing the game. I always try and talk to my husband when he is playing. It is so hilarious to watch him try to act like he is paying attention to what I am saying when I can see that he isn't. The best is when he has to answer a question and he covers the microphone on the headset to answer me. As if he is embarrassed to be talking to his wife! Do boys ever grow up? I can't really say anything though because it isn't like he plays all day and he usually waits until I am in bed to play.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I had a visitor today. My daughter drove over to see me and spend the day. That is always great. We went to the nearby town and joined her twin sister for lunch. We had a great nice long visit. It is too bad everyone is that far apart that we can't do that more often. It was a cloudy day but the rain stopped overnight and roads dried off good so it was good driving for my daughter. It looks like the sun would like to come out now that it is almost sundown but I don't think it is going to make it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fresh Eggs

My niece lives on an acreage. She has quite a few chickens and they are really laying. She has been keeping her Dad and me in eggs for some time now. I also get enough to share with my daughter and granddaughter. With all the Christmas baking that is going on, you can really use a lot of eggs in a hurry. It is nice to know they are fresh and organic too.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Baking Cookies

I bought some cookies from the Girl Scouts that were already made and frozen. They are so handy to have in your refrigerator freezer or freezer. You just get them out, open the box, put them on cookie sheets and bake. I got the chocolate chunk cookies. Last night I decided it was time to get them out and bake some of them. I like to share them with my neighbor. They are really good and full of lots of chocolate chunks. And who doesn't love chocolate? A hot cup of tea and a cookie or two and your favorite book or TV program and you have it made.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Car Accidents

Because we got rain on Saturday, it froze and turned into ice on everything. Then the snow started. It was pretty to see even the trees were white because it stuck to them. However, after all the snow fell, it became treacherous driving and there were many accidents. Several people were killed in car accidents. That is so sad, especially in the Christmas season to lose a loved one in a car accident.

Friday, December 2, 2011


I just took a vacation in Branson, Missouri. The weather there was just about the same as it was here at home. We expected it to be a little warmer but I was dressed for it. We went to see Soji Tabuchi, the number one show in Branson. They are known all over for their gorgeous restrooms. And that was correct. They have beautifully decorated Christmas trees and many other Christmas things to see. I heard one of the men say there was a pool table in the men's room. The show was unbelievable. I do not like violin playing but he did it so well and in such an entertaining way with amazing sets and beautiful costumes. It would be hard to describe it all to you.