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The tornados yesterday destroyed parts of the older High School. So many of the old oak trees in Mobile were uprooted too. That is really sad, but the bright spot was nobody was killed. The rest can be replaced. It may take awhile especially with trees but it can be.
I didn't venture out shopping yesterday. I do need to go grocery shopping soon maybe today if I can get enthused enough to go.
One of the women in the Assisted Living Section sent a book home with Bob for me to read called "Old Songs in a New Cafe" by Robert James Waller who also wrote the Bridges of Madison County. It is a series of short stories. I don't really care much of short stories since there is not much room for plot development but I just finished the book I checked out of the library so I will read some of it to see how it moves.
Thought of the Day-If rocks or even a boulder should get in your way today, remember you have stepped around them in the past. You can do so again today.~ Unknown
Today is Make Cut Out Snowflake Day. Here's a day to show your crafty skills, as you make paper snowflakes. Making cut out snowflakes is a great project for kids. However, you don't have to be a kid, to have fun making paper snowflakes. It's a skill that is practiced by many people.
They say no two snowflakes are alike. It shouldn't come as a surprise, that there are seemingly countless different snowflake designs. Templates abound, from fast and easy patterns, to intricate time consuming designs to challenge the most practiced "snowflaker".
So, if you like snow...bring it on! Bring out the paper and scissors, and cut out some paper snowflakes on this very special Make Cut Out Snowflake Day.
Waving to Lesia!!
Special hugs and prayers for Anne, Betty, Merle, Sherry and Odell, Cilla, Cats, and Sally and Colleen.
And Don’t Forget the basket!! Keep it full of extra hugs and prayers for all that need them!!
Remember the group prayer! “Heavenly Father, we ask that you watch over and care for all Cookin’ Seniors and those they love as they go about their day!!
On the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast!
Moria-Interesting word for an apron!
Ann-What a beautiful tribute to those that was killed at Newtown.
Tippy-Prayers for the police department and her family. Prayers for your Mom and her surgery today. How is Rich feeling today?
Egee-I may want to borrow it if I ever figure out the Kindle app on the Ipad plus finish what I have now.
Brenda-Glad you got no more than a little rain out of those storms.
Willie-I collect mostly cookbooks. Then recently discovered how many I had and donated quite a few to the library. I started collecting cut glass several years ago then I found out how expensive real cut glass was.
Sharon-Glad you had a good time shopping.
Love and Hugs
Good morning all,have heard on the news about the badweather over there,do hope you are all safe,Zora as you say trees and buildings can be replaced as long as everyone is safe.
We have had so much rain,we went for a walk yesterday and walked by the river,its very high and was flowing fast.
Ann what a nice idea with the trees,Christmas will never be the same for those familys.
AnnB boxing day goed back to the middle ages,its when the servents had the day of,after all the hard work on Christmas day and each was given a box that had fruit and goodies in,things that they never usually got to eat,we still keep a gift to open boxing day, as children my dm kept us one each, she called them tree presents,I did the same with the children, dd still does it.
Penny glad you got out and home before the storm,guess its bacck on the ww plan,I know it is for me, I will just go careful.
Willie I collect thimbles, snowmen and cookery books,had a Mary Berry dessert cookery book for Christmas, and a mug with the snowman on.
Tippy prayers for mum for today,hope Rich is feeling better too.
Take care friends, keep safe,filling the basket with prayers and hugs.
A tad on the cold side. Wind has died down. No moisture of any kind. Coffee pot does not get a rest.
Guess we once again survived the Christmas festivities. I will be taking down the few Christmas things I have up but will leave the snowmen.
Tippy I hope dh is feeling better today and best wishes to your Mom.
They are calling for rain to start this afternoon and turning to snow for tomorrow, we shall see.
Penny hope the storm has left your area. You really don't get that much snow do you? Sounds like the East coast got hit by a good storm. I haven't really been watching the weather much but have heard bits and pieces off the tv news.
NancyZ safe travels this week-end to DD down our way.
Today is grocery and errand day. Dh is going to go one way today and me another. He says he wants to get a few things done today that he usually does on Friday "in case" it starts snowing here.
Have a good day everyone.
Nice to see Rosie stopped by.
Doreen nice to see you as well. Hugs to you and your family. Sorry to hear your sister isn't doing well.
Off to get ready. At least I'm thinking today it should be real quiet out there in the stores.
Good Morning, not so cold here, 31 degrees at the moment but no rain/snow or wind. Of course I have not ventured out. In fact I've only showered and dressed, not even had coffee.
Was debating about going south and hesitating because of the weather predictions. If cold and rain and have to stay in I rather be here than in the country. But, the decision has just been made not to go. Just got word that my son in law's father died early this morning. He was 98 years old and had Alzheimer's.
Moira's pinny, I guessed it was an apron and maybe the name came from pinafore like girls and women wore to protect their clothing. I always thought little girls with pinafores were so cute. I still have aprons as I can get flour and grease every where.
Hope all being hit by Euclid are safe and warm. Do be careful. Thoughts for all those touched by the tornadoes.
Hugs and best wishes. If I don't get that coffee things might get bad here! LOL!!
Morning all. We had a great Christmas, here with the kids and grands on Christmas Eve and at DMIL's on Christmas altho there was only 36 this year. Spent yesterday relaxing and then lunch, which is about five hours, with a friend and then last evening with DD and family. Today I'll be spending the afternoon staying with a friend's DH so that she can get out of the house. MAYBE, tomorrow I can just sit here at home.
Egee, I'd love to borrow that book, altho I have no idea how it works either.
Nan, thanks for the weather report as I haven't had a chance to check the weather channel. Guess it means more ice like last week. At least I won't have a reason to leave the house tomorrow. LOVE snow but not the ice.
Better get some breakfast and then find some pictures to entertain Herb this afternoon.
Have a great day all. Pat
EXTRA, EXTRA, Read all about it! Hey, Girls, I heard from our Cheri! They have been going hard since they were let out of school for Christmas break. Went to S. Carolina to see their son and take presents. Cheri had been suffering from a chest cold for the past couple of weeks and it was rainy and cold there but they had to go get some bread and milk and she wasn't looking forward to going out. She said she missed all of us but school has been so intense she just hasn't had any time to get on here. However, she wanted us all to know that she thought of us often.
Zora: I am glad noone was killed by those tornados. As you say, material things can be replaced........I well remember how much fun it was cutting out snowflakes for the Christmas tree. We also strung popcorn chains.
Margaret: Is there any danger of that river flooding? I have been hearing about how much flooding has been going on over there............What a nice thing to do for the servants back then and what a nice tradition to keep!
Beverly: We never used a napkin; it was just plain paper for our snowflakes, but was done the same way.
Nan: I would like to take down our tree but DD always wants it up until New Years weekend so I have to put up with it until the weekend.
Egee: I loved those pinafores! They were always so pretty with the little ruffled straps and also made nice additions to the dresses.
I think it is just terrible that the names of all those gun owners have been published for all to see! That is more of the same thing as Wikileaks. Out here where there are all kinds of wild life, some dangerous, it is necessary to have some kind of weapon for protection. Our County passed a law about two years ago making it permissible for the "head of every household" to own a gun. I think they could see the handwriting on the wall pertaining to gun control.
Penny, I hope that storm has passed by now and nothing much was damaged from it. Does your DH plant any kind of winter wheat or anything like that which could be damaged? My experiment with fall crops didn't work too well so I guess I have a lot to learn about those, or maybe this isn't a good area for fall crops. I will continue my spring planting!
Rose: It has been nice to see you back again. Are you through with therapy now? So, how are you doing now that it is over, if it is.
It doesn't look like we will get any more snow for a while and most of it is now gone, except for the shady spots. It is just predicted cold temps for us. So, I might go to town tomorrow for a few things, exchange those cookie sheets for smaller ones and get the car filled up with gas. Saturday, I will see about making some kind of goody for the church refreshment table. My friend told me he missed them! Well, they do say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! LOL!
I will try to get back on later and see who else has made it on here today. Meanwhile, have a good one!
MERCY THIS IS ONE BEAUTIFUL DAY....
We got a tad over 2 inches of much needed rain yesterday and everything looks so clean, pretty and bright today with the Sun out.
Made a quick run out early this morning for fresh bread, milk, and picked up a few snack items. The stores already have Valentine's stuff out, so guess we will have continuous solid excuses for celebrating until Easter.
Put away some decorations and did a quick swish on the floors.
Does anyone watch PARKING WAR'S on TV? I watched a couple last night, interesting how rude people can be when they know darn well that they were really in the wrong, but sure can come up with all kinds of excuses (lies) so quickly......makes you wonder how their minds can come up with the stories so quickly. Minds must work faster than mine. I understand times are tough and people get frustrated, but doesn't seem like their mouths have any filters. Is it because their parents let them "pop their mouths" growing up without their parents "popping them across the mouth"? Gee I am really sounding old, but it bothers me hearing some of the words coming out of peoples mouths in public in front of their own children.
Yesterday at one of the stores two employees (they had jackets and name tags on) but they were talking to each other, loud enough for people two aisles to hear, and the language they were using. My thought was, gee they are getting paid wages to chit chat using language that to many of us was offensive, but if management tried to fire them I am sure they would be sued.
Gee guess I hoped on the soap box and didn't even notice when I stepped up on it.
Get out and enjoy this beautiful day in good health and happiness.
Good morning ladies, Brrrrrrr, chilly in my neighborhood this morning. I am thankful even for the cold. There are so many who are worse off than I am. The tornado's in Mobile, Ala. were awful, the snow storms in the north, people who still have not recovered from Sandy. So much pain in the world and we complain about minor things.
Zora - I have not cut out snowflakes since I was little. Just may have to try and see if I can still do it. I have to go to a grocery store also. I am out of everything almost. I have chicken livers and sausage in the freezer, that is all the meat I have. Don't even have a can of salmon in the cupboard.
Margaret - Never really knew what boxing day was. Had planned to look it up and forgot. Very interesting. I wish we had water in the lake here. It is so low here.
Nan - My tree and all decorations are coming down today or tomorrow. I am tired of them. Started not to even put them up and now wish I had not.
Edgee - Thoughts and prayers for DS and DDIL. Loss is hard but he had lived a long life. Still waiting for your snow predictions. lol
AnnB - Glad you heard from Cheri. Thought they had been busy. I'm sure they have a lot to learn in a years time.
Sharon - Never watched that program. We did have a man from here shoot someone over a parking space at a Kroger in Evans, Ga. Guess he didn't have to worry about parking for a while after that. Wish we could get more rain. With 3 dams on one lake we have no water in Clarks Hill. The worst part is the Corps of Engineers says it is lack of rain. If you go to Russell Dam above us. They are at or above pool stage and have had no more rain than us. Go figure.
Don't know why the print got so small. Hit the wrong button and had to come back and finish. Can't get it to change back. Think I will dress and go grocery shopping. May go to the commissary, soldier's still gone and it won't be so crowded. Have a great day. See you all later.
Hugs, love, and prayers for all.
Good afternoon friends, sun is shining here today, things are thawing out. DH got the driveway all cleaned off, was able to get to town. The news media around here goes absolutely crazy with weather alerts & blah, blah, blah when any kind of weather is coming....blizzard they kept screaming.....sure wasn't a blizzard compared to 1978, now THAT was a blizzard. Whatever, looks as if we're going to be able to drive to Michigan on Saturday for another Christmas get together, will have to make pies tomorrow & get the relish tray fixed, it's a 3 hr. drive, so no time on Sat. Must be back home cause I've promised DD I'd take care of Miss A Sunday & Monday, her weekend to work & DSIL will be working also, her daycare is closed....you know how I hate that.....LOL!
Margaret.....yes, have climbed back on the WW thing....fell off the wagon on Christmas day, you know I had all the things I shouldn't have had, plus CHOCOLATE.....WOW, was it ever good. Buuuuuttttt.....didn't settle good on my tummy, not used to eating it & all the rich foods, kind of had to run to the bathroom a few times yesterday....LOL!
Nan....well, the amount of snow we get just kind of varies, last winter was a mild one & didn't get a lot, but have seen some years we got blasted with it....I like it, so didn't care.
NancyZ.....Hahaha, yep, DH & I did real well out shopping, couldn't believe he went with me, first time in 44 years he's ever gone the day after....was kind of shocked!
Tippy....sending good thoughts to your Mom for tomorrow, hope it all goes well. Oh my....Rich has the flu.....hmmmm, sending YOU sympathies!!
Brenda....when you get finished with your tree come & do mine, just hate that job of taking it all down.
Ok, better keep going, need to do a few more things around here today.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Afternoon, everyone! Whew! We dodged the bullet today with the storm....we got RAIN!!!! Yea, yea, yea! Now we have to "worry" about a "big 'un" Saturday night into Sunday. Went to BJ's today and did a big shop...vitamins, Pop Secret Homestyle [nice 'n salty/buttery] popcorn, Cape Cod -40% less fat Kettle chips (Very yummy!!), paper goods, cheese, frozen stuff (Lobster/shrimp raviolis with a sherry cream sauce, mini-spring rolls, spanicopita triangles), batteries, and a shelf system for my brother for his kitchen.
My computer (laptop) just "crashed" and showed a blue screen. Told me to restart; I did and got right back. The life saver worked!!!
We're having more of our Christmas dinner tonight. Yum! What are you all having for New Year's Eve? My mom is thinking that she will entertain upstairs with her two girlfriends and have homemade lobster pie. If that is true, I don't know what we will have...leaning towards a Chinese PuPu platter, fried rice, noodles, and some meat dish. I have "Chinese Homemade" in the freezer, but I think I want the "real" stuff! Bill will order it early, and I will reheat it. We celebrate British time around 7pm; I could never wait until midnight. I would be too tired to do New Year's Day dinner!
My cleaning guy needs to get into this room, and I need to turn on the christmas lights. So I will say g'night and have a good evening!!! Waving to all!
PS. Here's a neat snowflake that I used to make with my kids in school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd24LcZ0iAs You can make it with any sized square...small ones are neat on the tree.
It took me 3 1/2 hours to take down and put away all the Christmas decor. But at least it is done now, and things are back in place.
It was so foggy I could hardly see across the road this morning. It hasn't all dissapated yet, but I can see for a fair distance. Fortunately I don't have to be anywhere so it isn't bothering me much. There was a little more snow when I got up but it is slowly melting now, so may be all gone before the afternoon is over.
I'm so glad I don't have to worry about a weight problem. I have eaten as a diabetic for so long that I no longer crave big portions or rich foods, so I never have that problem during the holidays. I need to talk to the doctor though to see if I need testing again to know if I need to go back on the diabetic medication. I do test every week or so and most of the time it is within limits, but there are a few occasions where it goes over. With the colder weather I don't get out and walk the dog like I do in nice weather, and I neglect to ride the exercise bike more too, for some reason.
Do you think the Republicans and Democarats will get together or will we go over the cliff?????
Live your life so you don't have to hide your diary.
Good evening ladies, Well I now have food in my house. Went to the grocery store wasn't crowded at all. Didn't take long, bad part is coming home and putting them up.
Penny - Oh I am so sorry you have to keep Miss A. I can only imagine how hard of a job that would be. Sorry can't get to your tree today. Had to have food, Oh by the way, mine is still up. Tomorrow it comes down. Don't shop Black Friday and don't do it the day after Christmas. Just don't care for the crowd.
Ann - My New Year's dinner will depend on whether the kids are here or not. If I cook for them it will be collards, black-eyed peas, cornbread, pork roast for sure. If Amy and family are here they will not eat the collards so will have to fix another dish or two. May decide to do a pot of White Chili if it is cold. That and cornbread would really be good. Everybody eats that.
Willie - I am going to take my time taking my tree down. May even get the boxes out and start tonight. Nah, don't think so. Maybe I could talk a grandchild into doing it. I think we were over the cliff the night Obama was re-elected.
Tippy - Thoughts and prayers for Mama Tippy today. With her spunk this will be a breeze. Hugs to you and her. Just waving at Rich, don't want to get to close to the flu. Running rampant around here. Try to stay away from it. Got the shot but you never know.
Hope you all have a good night. Stay warm and be careful if you are going out in icy, rainy weather.
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