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Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Amazing Race

I enjoy watching TV. Recently we canceled our cable when I discovered that all the shows I enjoy I can watch online...so, no use in paying for cable and Internet. I have also discovered British and Australian TV shows. I'm set!!
Along with TV show, I also enjoy a few Reality TV shows. The Amazing Race is one of them. The last time our Grand-daughter was here she mentioned that she likes that show as well. When I heard that I decided to buy the Game off the local auction sight. yesterday we played it. Such fun!! The game has a DVD you play, with Phil narrating it and you inter-act with him on a board. The age recommended for the game is teen to adult and Kaylie is only 11 years-old, but SO clever!! She managed it very well...and let me tell you, you learn a lot about the different countries you fly to. I highly recommend the game. Great for 2 people or more by forming up to 4 teams.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

X-ray

ok ladies...when one has to go get x-rays taken and after registration is led to a change room and given instructions to strip to panties and socks, put on a gown and go sit in the waiting area until called, am I the only woman that feels a little under-dressed for a waiting area that has 5 strange men and a couple ladies all sitting there....in their clothes!!! Quite frankly, I'm not at my best in a gown with sagging body parts and a chilly breeze from the vent. All I can say is thank God the gown fit and wrapped around me enough as to not expose the behind...I really wanted to pull a "Maxine", but couldn't come up with a cheeky expression that quickly!! OY!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

March toward Spring!

The snow that was predicted did show up and covers the world with a sugary, glittery blanket of pureness. Not a lot of snow dropped however it was enough to make the world look pure and beautiful again. As much as I am waiting very impatiently for Spring, it is a very messy, dirty Season. As the snow melts into slush the gravel that is used on the streets and highway when it's slippery, mixes with the slush to make everything filthy. It gets splashed up onto vehicles driving through what appear to be lakes!!
Next week starts Spring Break for all the school kids. In our School District the Break is for two weeks, which includes the Easter long weekend. Many people take some vacation time, while others struggle to arrange child care for two weeks. I have taken the opportunity to have my grandkids come visit during their break.

Monday, March 11, 2013

And we thought Spring had arrived!

It's going on towards mid-March and for some reason we imagine that maybe....just maybe, Spring has arrived! This winter has been different with the temps fluctuating between freezing cold and so very nice and mild. That seems to have lulled us into a false hope that Spring is here! Then the Weatherman comes along and bursts our bubble...you guessed it right....there is snow predicted for the next three days! POP!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Going Once, Going Twice, BOUGHT!!

Our town has a FB Group called One Man's Junk and all who are a part of it can go to the photo albums and bid on the items posted. Instead of a comment you leave a bid. Each pic comes with a description, a starting bid, an end date and if you wanted you can add a "Buy it Now"(BIN) price.
Admittedly, I often stumble across items I'm tempted to buy...and I also bid on items and don't win the bid. I bought most of my Christmas gifts through the Auction. The cookware above I bought as a BIN. Love, love them. They have a copper bottom and are a great solid pots. SCORE!!!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

And this is Life...

You know, I don't get too tired of having Hubby around...unless he's off work for a couple months like he was Nov./Dec.! But with him gone for 2 weeks and home for 1....well it makes the time spent together for that week very precious. I think the actual missing him when he's away has been a good thing for me...for now anyhow.
Today we had a Doc's appointment together...well Hubby had a Driver's Medical Exam that he has to have to keep his Class 1(semi-trucks) license with Air(brakes) and I had a follow-up for the Lab work and ECG as well as pain management(osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia). SO...Doc prescribed a stronger pain med and a new Insulin. Turns out everything is great but my blood sugar levels...they have been all over the place, so I need to work with that.
So there you have it....Hubby is perfectly healthy and I have a long list of chronic illnesses...ugh!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Basketball



Our D-I-L had to go out of town to attend a funeral so we had our sweet Kaylie come stay with us for a few days. Kaylie was dropped off here on Wed. after school. We had both had a busy day so we just vegged after she did homework and supper for an eve of watching a movie and then looking thru albums of pics of when she was a wee one. Friday was a Pro-D day, so no school. There was however a Basketball tournament for a couple hours in the aft. It was a gorgeous, sunny day!! Hubby arrived home after being gone for 2 weeks, so our day was just buzzing with excitement...oh my!! Kaylie was thrilled to have both Grandpa and Gramma at her games. Unfortunately, they lost two games in a row so the team didn't progress further....but we celebrated anyhow :)
The next day we played the Cityville version of Monopoly. That is a game that needs hours to play so that took us up to 6:00pm and we were all ready for supper. Just then Kevin, Kaylie's dad and our oldest son, popped over to pick up Kaylie and take her and her brother out for supper and then home. And we dragged our tired bodies to bed :)