Saturday, March 24, 2012


Like the Poet Carl Sandberg said, "The fog comes like little cat feet". We have super thick fog this morning. We are having such warm days and then at night it cools off. We don't have any snow or it would probably be even worse. Although, right now, I don't think it could get much worse. It is a good thing it is Saturday and many people didn't have to go to work early. It is better in daylight but can still be bad.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patricks Day and all the Irish and everyone else love to celebrate it. The green beer flows greatly. However, I heard on the news that this is the worst day of all the Holidays for deaths on the highway. The Highway Patrol is out in full force to pick up the drunk drivers. Too many drive drunk on this Holiday that might not otherwise, I guess. I am about half Irish myself but I celebrate it with good wishes to everyone by not getting drunk.

Loyalty Does Pay Off

Contribution by Stevie Kirby

Last month the company where I have worked for the past ten years announced they were moving their headquarters out of state. I was so disappointed and worried. I love my joband the company I work for. The idea of having to find a new job in this economy was overwhelming! Fortunately, a week ago my boss called me into his office to discuss my future plans. It seemed the company valued my work and loyalty enough to give me an opportunity to work from home provided I had a Chicago T1 line for internet access. Relieved, I let them know we already had one at our house for my husband’s business! While I will miss my co-workers and going in to an office, I’m excited to be able to work from home and keep my current position! Whoever says being a loyal employee won’t get you anywhere has never put in the time because for me it’s definitely paying off. I’m so excited about my new opportunity that I’m going shopping to outfit my new home office this weekend.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

72 degrees in March 2012

It is 72 degrees again today in March. That is just unbelievable but we have to believe it because it is here. We broke all high temperature records yesterday by 10 degrees. That is really something. No coats, mittens or boots because there is no snow. It is supposed to be about 40 degrees and maybe 20 at night but nights keep getting warmer too. Probably in the 60's tonight. We love it but we better enjoy it and remember it because next winter just isn't going to be like this one. I would bet on that. In 2003 it was 71 degrees on March 14 and then we got 11.4 inches of snow on April 7, 2003 so you just never know. The weatherman doesn't think we need to worry this year but he said don't put away the snow shovel just yet.:0)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wedding Invitations and More

My grandson is getting married in June. They have decided on a date in June in Estes Park, Colorado. My daughter, of course, is helping to make all the arrangements. Not only do you have to make arrangements for the place for the wedding to take place but there is a whole lot more. His Mom has been busy reserving rooms along the way as we are driving out there for the wedding. In addition, one example is the, wedding invitations that do come to mind first. However, there are many more invitations that need to be chosen. Generally, several bridal showers are held in the family and friends homes and you need to order Bridal Shower Invitations and get them in the mail in a timely manner. It is nice to be able to choose from many designs and colors and also pick the invitation that covers the type of shower, whether it be household things, or personal. Then my grandson and his fiance chose and sent out "Save the Date" cards to everyone they wanted to attend. Since they are having their wedding out of state, arrangements for the guests had to be made at nearby motels. And naturally, of course, there are the usual bachelor and bachelorette party invitations to choose. His Mom is quite busy with the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding so the bride's mother is helping with that and all the special party essentials needed to make that dinner something to remember forever. Once the wedding itself was planned, they sat down and chose their wedding invitations, stationary,and thank you notes. But that wasn't all that it took to complete the planning. It is always customary to give the attendants in the wedding a gift and personalized wedding gifts are always special to give them, something they will have to remember always, their part in the wedding. But, of course, you want to personalize the unity candle and perhaps the toasting glass, or a personalized wedding frame to frame a special photo of the wedded couple. At the reception, place cards or placemats or a menu card are always appreciated by the guests and many save them as souvenirs of their friends or family's wedding.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fresh Farm Eggs

We have been getting fresh farm eggs from my niece. She lives on an acreage and her chickens are really laying. She has the big brown eggs. Also has some little white ones from the younger hens. It is always good when you can get really fresh eggs for cooking, baking, eating. I love a good scrambled egg sandwich with a little catsup on it. Yum!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sorting Laundry

It is never too young to teach them how to help you sort the laundry. Here is our little 4 year old great granddaughter helping her Dad sort the clothes. She is very mature for her age and loves to be helpful.

She loves to make cookies and work with the computer too. She loves visiting her Grandpa and Grammy and Grammy lets her help make cookies too.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

See My New Cousin

Emry was so tickled to see his new cousin for the first time. At least it was the first time he could hold him. He was pretty proud to be big enough to hold the baby. These little cousins are growing up together and there are 4 that just have a ball together. Two of them are 4 and two are 2 years old and now the baby.

Best Family Life Insurance

Life insurance is so very important and the Best Family Life insurance can be found quite quickly and easily by checking out the Internet. Of course, it is very important to get insurance quotesand everyone is watching their budgets at all times with a family so you want to find family insurance that won't break your budget. We found it was so easy to fill out a simple form and then compare all the various rates and companies and find just the right one to suit our family. I am sure you want to do the same as most people want to get the best but also get good rates.