Monday, November 30, 2009

Mugshots ……. Again!

Mike and Leslie had an appointment at the RV shop today to complete the repairs on their rig. John worked at the mall today but got off early. He got home around lunchtime so we called Mike and Leslie to see if they would like to go and have lunch somewhere. When John called them they had just arrived back at the campground and were ready for some lunch. We decided on Mugshots since John had never been there and we enjoyed it so much the other day. The burgers are so large that Leslie and I opted to split one with a side of onion rings. It was just enough.

After lunch John and I dropped Mike and Leslie off at their place and continued on to pickup our truck at the body shop and to return the loaner vehicle. This meant we spent most of the afternoon driving back and forth across town. :( Needless today it was very tiring. On the way back through town we stopped off at Mike and Leslie’s. They were chilling out in their rv. The weather here today has been really ucky…….rainy, wet and quite chilly. We stayed and chatted for a while ……John even fell asleep in the chair while Leslie and I visited. We were all kind of worn out so John and I called it a day and returned home early. John will be at the FD tomorrow so Mike, Leslie and I will probably find something to get into.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Leftovers and Movies

John off today. Yeah!!!! We did not have any definite plans for the day except to get together with Mike and Leslie and see what we could get into. LOL Later in the morning John made a Wal-mart run to get dog food for Fred…. he was running low and Fred would not be happy if he ran out of his favorite food. Of course any food is Fred’s favorite food. LOL While at Wal-mart John stopped by Redbox and picked up the videos he rented on line; The Ugly Truth and Grand Torino .

I called Leslie to see if they wanted to come over for lunch and to watch movies. Mike and Leslie came over and brought some lunch items. We combined their items with some of our leftovers and had a nice lunch.

Then it was movie time! The Ugly Truth would probably be viewed as more of a chick flick but there were enough funny moments to keep the guys interested. The best movie of the two, I think, is Gran Torino. You just can’t go wrong with Clint Eastwood. In this movie he is at his best as he kicks the bad guys butts and improves the lives of his young friends.

Later on we all got hungry and decided on finishing off the Thanksgiving Dinner leftovers. After dinner Leslie, John and I brought out our laptops to check emails and browse. Of course some of us played a little Bejeweled here and there. During this time Mike was working hard removing some cooked on grime on my stove top that I had not been able to get off. It looks like brand new……. Thanks so much Mike.

Tomorrow Mike and Leslie have an appointment at the Camper Corral to have the remaining repairs made to their rig. We will get together with them later on and see what we can get into.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy Trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


John at FD today for a 24 hour shift. Today was a cleanup day for me. With Thanksgiving over, I spent the morning putting serving dishes and tables and chairs back in their places and straightened up the house.

Later in the afternoon I called Leslie and Mike to see what they had been up to. Mike was busy cleaning the outside of their rig and Leslie was doing some housekeeping. I drove over a little later and we decided to go in search of dinner. After driving by several restaurants and saying Nah…… we came across Mugshots a grill and bar that serves burgers. Leslie and Mike ordered the McDonald burger and I ordered the Middleberger. We had leftovers. LOL This is the best burger I have ever tasted. If you are hungry this is the place for you. All burgers are served with an 8 oz. meat patty with the exception of the Mugshot burger which has three meat patties with six strips of bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato and red onion. If you order the Mugshot burger and finish eating it and the side items in 12 minutes it is free if not, it costs you $20.00 and stomach ache.

We returned to Mike and Leslie’s and watched two movies: Fracture and Fallen. Both movies were full of suspense and many twists and turns.

John is off tomorrow so we will see what the four of us can get into. LOL

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Shopping Day

Today is the day all retailers refer to as Black Friday. It has been a tradition in my family for years to get up early and fight the crowds and shop. Bob, Marcy, Annie and I left a little later this year…. around 7:15 A.M. Yes…. you read correctly….my dad (Bob) joins in on this madness. LOL He enjoys watching all the crazy people and the mid morning snack. By lunchtime Bob and Marcy were ready to return home and have a light lunch and rest so Annie and I dropped them off and headed over to the Renaissance Mall to look through Barnes and Noble and Oswego jewelry store. As we were walking to the book store we spotting John in his golf cart as he was making a trash run at the mall. He asked if we had eaten lunch and since we had not we made plans to meet him after leaving the jewelry store. We met at Biaggi’s, an Italian Restaurant. Annie and I had a bowl of eggplant tomato soup and John chose the half and half (half a roasted turkey avocado sandwich and lettuce wedge salad). After lunch John got off early and returned home for a long nap while Annie and I returned to pick up Marcy to finish her shopping.

I returned home after 4:00 p.m. and found John sitting in the recliner with his laptop reading blogs. We called Mike and Leslie to see if they wanted to go out to eat with us. We chose Cafe Azteca. This is the restaurant we took Joe and Sherri to when they visited a few months ago. It is a unique little Mexican restaurant with good food. Mike, Leslie and John all chose the Pitarillo (don’t know if I spelled that correctly) and I opted for the Azteca Taco special.

On the way back to Mike and Leslie’s we stopped to buy a carton of ice cream and a bag of ice. While in the store, Leslie and I spotted a rack of movie DVDs. I purchased one and when it rang up for $4.98 I just had to have another one. With our purchases in hand we returned to Mike and Leslie’s and settled in to watch Training Day. John had already seen it but said he would watch it again. The movie contained strong language and was fast paced with lots of twists and turns in the plot. Of course we had ice cream and a cookie before the night was over.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy Trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

The day started out with the large turkey breast roasting in the oven and the smells of other side dishes drifting through the house. Ahhhhh it does make you hungry. LOL John and I had planned on 15 guests and borrowed an extra table and chairs from Bob and Marcy. Mid morning Mike and Leslie arrived and brought an extra table to use for the buffet line. They also helped with decorating, table settings, gravy making and turkey carving. Thanks so much Mike and Leslie. Your help was greatly appreciated and your company very much enjoyed.

Our Thanksgiving Menu:

  1. Turkey and Dressing
  2. Ham
  3. Broccoli & Rice Casserole
  4. Corn Casserole
  5. Green Beans
  6. Vegetable Casserole
  7. Fresh Green Salad
  8. Creamed Potatoes
  9. Yeast Rolls
  10. Pecan Pie
  11. Pumpkin Bread
  12. Banana Pudding
  13. Apple Pie
  14. Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing

The final count on the guests rose to 18 but we were able to accommodate everyone. We all gathered around as Bob gave the blessing and the feasting began. There was plenty of food to go around. My thanks to everyone who brought side dishes. They were all very very good. Some of us decided to eat dessert right after the meal and others……well……..we had to wait a awhile. LOL

Annie and Terry left early to visit Terry’s mother Ina Jo who has been in the hospital for three weeks with pneumonia and a heart attack. We still pray for her continued recovery. She is in a rehabilitation facility and has had some good days and bad days.

Several other guests also left early to visit with other in-laws. Soon there were only Bob, Marcy, Mike, Leslie and John and I. Since there were just a few of us we decided it was a good time for some 10 Penny. You know the ladies needed a rematch!!!! LOL Unfortunately….. the men beat us again!!!! Oh well, there is always next time.

At the end of the day we realized we were so busy visiting that we forgot to take pictures.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy Trails. Stay Safe.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Ham

John at FD today for a 24 hour shift. I went to Wal-mart at 7:40 a.m. to get a few items I needed for Thanksgiving Dinner. This is the best time to go to Wal-mart because it seems the rest of the world has not gotten up yet and you can get in and out of the store in no time at all. LOL By noon I had the dressing and broccoli and rice casserole done. Around 12:15 Marcy and Bob arrived with the 10 pound bone-in ham. I started baking it at 12:30 and it was not done until 6:30. So I guess you can say the ham hammed the day. LOL

As soon as I finished cleaning up the kitchen I drove over to Mike and Leslie’s. We went to Party City and picked up two table cloths and table decorations then on to Kohl’s we went. After browsing around for a little while we all agreed we didn’t find anything we just couldn’t live without so we headed back to Mike and Leslie’s. I visited with them while Leslie prepared her pecan pies for tomorrow then drove back home.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wine Burgers and a trip to the casino.

John off from work today. Yeah!!! We drove over and picked up Mike and Leslie for lunch at McBs. We all had wine burgers which are a specialty at McBs. Along with the burgers we had onion rings, fried pickles and banana pudding. After lunch we headed to Philadelphia, Mississippi to the Silver Star Casino. Our first stop was the customer service desk where the casino gave us free money to play on. We really liked that. :) With our players cards in hand we were off to the slot machines to try our luck. A little while later John came around and flashed his voucher for $60.00. I decided to try my luck on the same type of machine and won $69.99 but eventually played the $9.99 down so I also ended up with $60.00. Mike played the slots for a while and then went on to the black jack tables…don’t really know the finally verdict on his luck. Leslie, however, was the biggest winner with a whopping $265.00 on the Hot Shots machine. You know after playing we got hungry so we were off to the buffet. Mike treated all of us to dinner. Thanks Mike. By this time it was nearing 8:00 p.m. so we headed home.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dinner at Mike and Leslie’s.

John will be at the mall today from 3 to 11. The day started out with John working on the brakes of the borrowed car. After lunch Leslie and Mike came over and shortly there after it was time for John to head off to the mall.

We had no particular plans for today so we made a Wal-Mart run and while there made decisions the dinner menu. On the way out of the store Leslie rented the movie “The Proposal” from Red Box. We had seen this movie once before but enjoyed again. For dinner Mike grilled some flat iron steaks and Leslie prepared salad with glazed almonds and a yummy cauliflower dish. Everything was so tasty. Thanks for dinner Mike and Leslie. :)

After dinner we were sitting around chatting and John called to say we had gotten off early. He came over to Mike and Leslie’s and we played a round of 10 Penny.

Our plans for tomorrow: Silver Star casino. Sure hope we have good luck.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Accidental Husband

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. The weather was ucky today with a misting rain and cooler temperatures. Mid morning I called Leslie to see if she and Mike were up and about and to make some plans for the day. We had talked of going to an area casino today but we decided to wait until Tuesday when John would be off and could go with us. Since the weather was nasty we opted for a movie and popcorn. Yesterday in our ramblings I found the newly released “The Accidental Husband” and I just had to have it because Jeffery Dean Morgan was in it. So, we popped come popcorn and settled in to watch it. It is a romantic comedy and is more of a chick flick but Mike humored us and sat through it. It is a cute movie.

Finally, it was time to decide on what to eat for dinner. I had some homemade spaghetti sauce in the freezer but needed a few other items to go with it so we made a Wal-mart run. Good ole Wal-mart!!!! LOL Our menu consisted of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad with sugar roasted almonds (Thanks Leslie) and roasted garlic ciabatta bread. We had just finished cleaning up the kitchen and were about to head to the fire station to bring John some dinner when he texted to ask if we were on the way. He must have been hungry. LOL

Later Bob and Marcy came over to join Leslie, Mike and I in a couple rounds of 10 Penny. I fared better tonight but the cards weren’t so kind to my dad.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Browsing in the stores.

John at the mall today from 3 to 11. :(  Called Leslie and Mike to see what adventures we could get into today.  I went by their place to pick them up.  We decided to go to one of the new malls in the area an look around.  After browsing through Borders, Belk, Kirkland’s and Hobby Lobby we made a Wal-Mart run for a few needed items. 

Since it was past supper time, we were hungry and started searching for a place to eat.  We chose Penn’s Restaurant.  Their specialty is chicken on a stick, fried pickles and fried catfish.  Mike and Leslie chose catfish dinners and I chose a shrimp poboy sandwich.  The food was very tasty.  After dinner we returned to Mike and Leslie’s and chatted a while then called it a night.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jerry’s Catfish House

John off today. Yeah! Leslie and Mike arrived at our house around 11:00 a.m.. Leslie and I left soon thereafter and headed over to the salon for Leslie’s hair appointment. Kim, the owner of the shop is a friend of mine and always has lively conversations going on. We all chatted and laughed while she cut Leslie’s hair. My appointment was supposed to be for 1:50 p.m. but Kim realized she had plenty of time to cut mine before her next appointment so I would not have to leave and return. This worked out great as Mike and John had gone to John’s barber for haircuts and arrived home right before us. We decided on hotdogs for lunch since we had plans to go out for catfish for dinner. After lunch we rode over to the Renaissance Mall to walk around and look in the unique shops. We still had a little time to kill before my sister met us at our house to go to dinner so we rode around the area so Mike and Leslie could see some of the neighborhoods. While riding around a realtor called and asked to show the house….No news on that.

Around 5:15 p.m. Mike, Leslie, my sister Annie, John and I headed to Jerry’s Catfish House for dinner. John ordered some fried pickles for our appetizer. Fried pickles are a Southern favorite at several area restaurants. Everyone had fried catfish except my sister who ordered broiled catfish. After enjoying the meal we returned to our house and visited for a while then decided to call it a night.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I lost at 10 Penny again!!!!!

John at FD for a 24 hour shift today. I ran a few errands this morning then called Mike and Leslie to see if they wanted to come over. Leslie worked on laundry during the afternoon and Mike cleaned our kitchen ceiling fan. Thanks Mike.

I decided I would cook some of by French Fried Onion Chicken along with rice and steamed carrots for dinner. After we had eaten we drove over to the FD and dropped off John’s dinner plate.

Then it was on to Barnes and Noble for some browsing. Leslie and I both found two books that we just could not leave without.

Bob and Marcy called while on their way home from the Silver Star Casino and we told them we were going to play 10 Penny and to come on over. Since it was an odd number of players we counted our scores individually. I lost…….again. LOL

Tomorrow Leslie and I have appointments at the local salon to get our hair cut. After that who knows……we will see what we can get into.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mama Hamil’s

John off from both jobs today. Yeah!!!  The day started off with John going to give blood at the local blood drive. As soon as he returned home we called Mike and Leslie to make some plans for the day.  It was lunch time so we decided on Mama Hamil’s,  a local family owned and operated restaurant.  Mama Hamil’s serves a large assortment of vegetables, meats, salads and desserts in Southern style.  If you ever travel to Madison Mississippi this place is well worth stopping for. We all enjoyed the great food.

Since we were so full we decided to take a drive up the Natchez Trace and hike up the Cypress Swamp Trail.  The walk was nice even though the weather was cool.  

We returned home and Bob and Marcy came over brought a video of James Gregory for Mike and Leslie to watch. He is a Southern comedian who finds humor in Southern life and traditions. After watching the video it was time for re-match of 10 Penny.  We decided to play partners, ladies against the men.  The men were victorious…..and they gloated. LOL   We will get them next time. Sure wish Joe and Sherri were here to join in on the fun.  We miss you guys.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meeting up with friends.

John at the mall from 3 to 11 today. We spent the morning taking care of errands before John went to work. Mike and Leslie spent their morning at the Camper Corral seeing about the needed repairs to their rig. The technician fixed their fireplace but had to order parts for the toilet repairs. I met up with Mike and Leslie after lunch and we decided to make a run to Kohl’s. I had Kohl’s cash and it was burning a whole in my pocket! By the time we got through looking around and shopping it was time to find something to eat. We decided on Zaxbys, which serves chicken sandwiches, chicken strips and a variety of salads with chicken. It is a favorite of mine and I thought they would enjoy it. Mike decided on the Caesar salad, Leslie chose the house salad with fried chicken and I opted for the house salad with grilled chicken. The food was very good.

My mom and dad wanted to meet Mike and Leslie so we all met up at our house and played two rounds of 10 Penny. We shared lots of laughs and enjoyed the game. Mike and I unfortunately were at the bottom of the scoreboard. That’s ok Mike we will beat them next time. :) John came in from work while we were playing the second round so he got to visit a little bit before we called it quits for the night. We sure miss our friends Joe and Sherri!

Update on Ina Jo: She was moved to the rehabilitation facility on Monday and is doing quite well.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mike and Leslie are here.

John at FD for a 24 hour shift today. I met John and some of the old TSC gang at the Grand China Buffet for lunch today. The food was good.

Mike and Leslie made it here this afternoon. Yeah!!!!!! I drove over to see them as soon I heard they reached the Timberlake Campground. It is sure good to see our friends again. We chatted for a few minutes then decided to stop by the fire station to see John. After leaving the fire station we drove over to Camper Corral so Mike and Leslie would know where to go tomorrow morning for their appointment. By this time we were hungry so we decided on Frisco Deli. Mike had a Muffaletta sandwich with slaw, Leslie had a catfish plate and I decided on a Cajun roast beef sandwich. Sure wish Joe and Sherri were here too.

Update on Ina Jo: She has been moved to the rehabilitation facility at the hospital and is doing much better. Thanks for all the prayers.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Slept in late.

Slept in late today….8:30…woohoo!  Fred usually gets us up around 6:00 or 6:30 but today he slept late too.  John finally caught up with the park patrol to pay for our site.  I don’t think they were too concerned about collecting the money.  We stayed until after lunch and then headed home.  The weather has been great this weekend….cool at night warm during the day.

After arriving home my sister picked me up to go shopping. On the way we picked up our Mom.  JC Penney was having a pre-Christmas sale.  I found king size micro fiber sheets regularly $60.00 for $19.99. Since king size sheets are so expensive my sister and I both bought those.  We also found some great sales on ladies shirts.  I got one for $1.97.  Now that was a deal.  Before we knew it suppertime was upon us so it was time to head home.

Our fellow RV Dreamers Mike and Leslie are scheduled to arrive in town tomorrow.  Can’t wait to see them.

Update on Ina Jo: She continues to improve and is scheduled to be moved to a rehabilitation facility tomorrow.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Leake County Water Park Campground

John arrived home from the FD this morning and started getting the camper ready for our weekend trip. We were supposed to go to Lake Tiak O' Khata in Louisville, Mississippi with another firefighter and his family but they have all come down with the flu. So we ended up going to Leake County Water Park which is about a 45 minute drive from our house. The sites are FHU, concrete pads and are far enough apart so that the next camper is not right on top of you, playground and pool. We did not see an office to register and pay for the sites so we picked one and pulled in. Usually in a place like this someone will come around and collect the fees….so far no one has been by to collect. I guess we will find out tomorrow.

Haven’t heard anything from the second showing of the house. Still got our fingers crossed.

Update on Ina Jo: She is improving and will be moved to a rehabilitation facility on Monday.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy Trails. Stay safe.

Leake County Water Park Pictures (Second Post)

The rest of the pictures

Friday, November 13, 2009

Second Showing on House

John at FD for a 24 hour shift.  Received a call from the realtor who showed the house on Wednesday saying her client wanted to come for a second showing today.  This sounds promising.  I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

Met my sister at our local Chinese restaurant for dinner.  After dinner our Mom and Dad and I drove over to her house and played a couple rounds of 10 Penny.  We played partners….Dad and I got stomped.

Update on Ina Jo:  The respirator has been removed and she has improved enough to be moved to a rehabilitation room tomorrow.  This is great news.  She was hungry today and was even able to eat ice cream. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Congratulations Annie

Today started with doctor appointments.  I had an appointment with the dermatologist finally. (Scheduled it in August!!!!)  They are really hard to come by in our area.  John took his Aunt Martha to the cardiologist to have her pace maker checked out.  After his aunt’s doctor appointment John repaired a few items at his Mom’s house in Crystal Springs.

Tonight I attended the Farm Bureau Employee of the year banquet with my sister, Annie Grabiak.  Annie has been with Farm Bureau 26 years.  The last five of these years she has been supervisor of the Word Processing Department.  Beef tenderloin, au gratin potatoes, steamed vegetables, grilled shrimp and salad were served.  The dessert was a chocolate pecan chess pie…..It was to die for.  After everyone had finished with their meal, it was time for the awards.  My sister was awarded supervisor of the year.  She was so surprised when they called her name she was speechless.   Congratulations to her on a much deserved award.

Update on Ina Jo:  She is doing much better and may be moved to a room within the next two days. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy Trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Arlington National Cemetery

Remembering my dad and honoring all those that have served and are currently serving our great land. THANKS for your service to our country.

After breakfast we went to Big Lots to look at rugs for the trailer, found one and it is in the living room of the house until it sells then will go to the trailer. On the way home we stopped of at the Renaissance to eat at Mint Restaurant, Bridget had the meatloaf special and I had a pimento cheese hamburger with sweet potato fries. Played on the computer after getting home then went out to the trailer to take a nap about 1:30. Bridget didn't want me messing up the bed in the house she had already made. We had a showing scheduled for 3:30 but they were early, my nap ended at 3.

Stay Safe

My friend Kay received the best news today after undergoing and completing chemo and radiation for breast cancer. Her life has been turned upside down for over a year with this sickness and the treatments. Last month she completed her last round of chemo and this week she had her final scans done and the results were normal. God has answered her prayers.

Update on Ina Jo: She is still in ICU and on the respirator. The doctors said today that she is improving but it will be a slow process. She is 80 years old and still works in her yard, mows the lawn and walks three to four miles a day. The doctors feel that it is because she was in such good health before the illness that she has survived. Thanks again for the prayers.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Realtors’ Open House

John at FD today for a 24 hour shift.  Our realtor held a realtors’ open house today.  Hopefully this will generate more exposure and showings…..and a BUYER!   I received a call from a realtor tonight and she will be showing our house tomorrow afternoon.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Update on Ina Jo:  She is still in ICU and hanging in there. The doctor tried to wean her off the respirator but had to put her back on it because of complications.  She has really been through it.  They are still awaiting the results of a culture to see what type of bacteria it might be.   Thanks for all the prayers.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy Trails.  Stay Safe.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Realtors’ Open House Tomorrow

John at the mall today 7 to 3.  Not much news today.  I made a run to Kroger for groceries and Fred an I got in a long walk.

After John got home from the mall he repaired some grout work on the floors.

We are having realtors’ open house tomorrow.  I sure hope it will generate some showings and a buyer.  I am so ready sell this house.

Update on Ina Jo:  She is improving and the doctors are going to try and wean her off of the respirator.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Delmonico Potatoes and Steak

John got home from the FD this morning and made pancakes and bacon for breakfast.  I really appreciated that….it was yummy.

John worked at the mall today from 1 to 9.  I cooked Delmonico potatoes, steak and salad for dinner then drove over to the mall to deliver it to John.

Update on Ina Jo:  She is still in ICU and stable.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Birthday Cookout

John at FD on a 24 hour shift today. I attended a birthday cookout for my friend Kay at lunch today. There were lots of family and friends and good burgers. After everyone stuffed themselves we all settled into the living room to play some Catch Phrase.

Tonight I attended a reunion with former co-workers from the law firm where I worked for a short time after I retired. We had Mexican Themed food and it was delicious. Everyone had family stories and job updates to share and since some of us had not seen each other for two years it was almost midnight before we all left.

Poor John was left to fend for himself for lunch and dinner today….but I think he did ok. He grilled a steak at the FD for dinner. :)

Update on Ina Jo: She is still in ICU and has had a setback. Her lungs have started filling with fluid again and she has been placed on a respirator to assist with her labored breathing. The doctors said they now think it is a strange new virus and that she is the tenth person admitted with these baffling symptoms. She was tested for the Swine Flu but it was negative. Please continue to pray for her.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nice Weather & Golf

John off today. He met with a few other firefighters for 18 holes of golf today.  They all had a great time and went out to eat at Cheddars afterwards.  I haven’t heard any bragging about the scores. LOL

While John was away I polished the furniture and caught up on some household chores.  The weather was so nice today Fred and I got a long walk in. The realtor showed the house this afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  We have not heard anything from that yet.  May one of these will be the right one. :)

Update on Ina Jo:  She is still in ICU and improving.  Thanks for all the prayers.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Showing

John will be at the mall today 3 to 11.  This morning I had my annual physical so I played the hurry up and wait came at the doctor’s office. So much fun….Happy Happy Joy Joy. LOL  Blew the whole morning.  When I finally got back home John and I decided to go to a specialty hardware store to look for slides to be mounted in some of our cabinets in the RV so that I can reach them.  I am so vertically challenged! 

Got a call from a realtor tonight.  They will be showing the house tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.  This will be the second showing this week so far. I will keep my fingers crossed. :)

Update on Ina Jo:  She is still in ICU but is slowing improving.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

French Fried Onion Chicken Breasts & FD

John at FD today so it was just me and Fred at the house. I got a few chores done today then went to fire station to bring John his lunch and eat with him.  From there I decided to go on to Kohl’s and spend my Kohl’s cash before it expired. 

By the time I returned home it was time to cook something for dinner.  Decisions …. Decisions… LOL  I had some chicken breasts and other assorted ingredients so I made French fried onion chicken breasts with rice pilaf and green beans.  It was something new and John really liked it.   After dinner at the FD I stayed and played 10 Penny with John, Dawg and Marc.   It was not my night.  I lost big time. :(   Oh well, better luck next time.

Update on Ina Jo:  She had a good day today and seems to be improving.  Hopefully by the end of the week she will be moved from the ICU to a room.  Thanks for all the prayers.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy Trails.  Stay Safe.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Update on Ina Jo

John was off today….from the mall and FD. Yeah!!!! Did not set a clock and even Fred slept late. We had a slow relaxing morning reading blogs and playing bejeweled.

After lunch I met my friend Kay at the movie theater. She was already there when I arrived and had purchased tickets to the Michael Jackson “This is it” tour movie. The special effects and dancing by the backup dancers were very good. There were interviews with the young dancers who were chosen for the tour. For some of them it was a last minute decision to audition for the tour; for others it was fulfilling a lifelong dream.

While I was away John drove over to Upton Tire (where our son Robert works) to get an estimate on replacing the struts and brakes on the loaner car.

I returned home and made a large batch of homemade spaghetti and meat sauce; some for dinner and some to freeze for later.

An update on my sister’s mother in law: Ina Jo is still in ICU. The doctors have determined that she did have a mild heart attack. She had fretful night with labored breathing due to the pneumonia and had to be placed on oxygen. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

To our friend Sherri: We hope you are feeling better today.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bejeweled..A New High Score…248,350!!!

John and I met with my former TSC co-workers for lunch today and caught up on all the news from my old workplace.  After lunch the realtor called and informed us he would be showing the house at 2:45 so I went off to the dollar store and John went to work at the mall (3-11).  No updates from the realtor so I guess no offer.  I just know there is a buyer out there somewhere. :)

Not much going on tonight so I settled in to watch Dancing With The Stars and play bejeweled.  Wooohooo I finally got a new high score 248,350!!!!! (This is a personal best for me) LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy Trails.  Stay Safe.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Prayers for Ina Jo

John at FD for a 24 hour shift today.  My sister and I had planned to go to Kohl's and bum around together today but her mother-in-law  (Ina Jo Grabiak) was taken to the emergency room with a possible heart attack.  After spending a few hours in the ER and finally being admitted to the hospital the cardiologist said he did not think it was a heart attack but she does have an enlarged heart and pneumonia.  She is stable and in good spirits. Please remember Ina Jo in your prayers.

I went to the fire station and had dinner with John and from there on over to my Mom and Dad’s for another rematch of 10 Penny.  I lost on all games.  LOL

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails. Stay safe.