Monday, January 30, 2012

Last day in MS.

Busy day today.   This is our last day here in Mississippi so we had several things we had to get done.  This morning we made the big grocery run and the trip to accountant’s office to get the taxes completed.  John and I picked up Annie for lunch.   We went to one of Annie’s favorite Chinese restaurants.  After our delicious lunch we went to see Annie’s new office.  Her department moved to a different floor in their building and have just gotten settled in.   I remember those days… much fun.




After lunch we stopped by Renaissance Mall then TSC for one last visit.  Then it was back home to get everything road ready.  John has gotten everything done outside except unhooking the power.  I just have a couple of things on the inside that have to wait until the last minute.  We plan to get an early start in the morning.  Our destination: Flovilla, GA (Indian Springs State Park).

Tonight we went over to Bob and Marcy’s for some cards.  We played two rounds of 10 Penny and one round of Chase the Ace.  I won both rounds of 10 Penny but Marcy was the big winner of Chase the Ace.   I know they will be all practiced up on cards by the time we get back.  LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Visiting with Ava & Dinner with Friends.

Today was John’s last day to work at the Renaissance Mall.   Tomorrow we will be making our final preparations before heading off to Georgia.

Robert came by and dropped Ava off for a visit.  Ava and I went by Bob and Marcy’s for a visit, then to the mall to visit with John then to Annie and Terry’s. 






Ava and Uncle Terry.


Ava and I.


Ava and our friend Justin.




Tonight John and I met our friends Bo and Kay for dinner at a placed called Table 100.   We all enjoyed the prime rib special.  This was by far the best prime rib I have had in a long time.  Thanks Bo and Kay for treating us to a wonderful dinner.





Bo and Kay.

Tomorrow will be a busy day getting things road ready.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The weather here the last few days has been unseasonably warm.  I don’t mind the warm weather one bit.  I just hope the storms that usually occur behind it aren’t bad. 

Today I had my last doctor appointment……the dreaded colonoscopy or my 50th birthday present to myself.  It is what I refer to as the necessary evil.  My appointment was at 11:00 this morning.  Of course I was there early but did not get called until 12:15.  I was not a happy camper.LOL   As anyone knows who has had this procedure done you are already starving and any extra time you have to wait just makes it worse.  I think we finally headed home after 2:00 p.m.    All joking aside I was relieved to get a good report.   Having a routine colonoscopy is so important in detecting cancer early.  Sadly, earlier this month my cousin Billy died from colon cancer. I don’t think he had ever been tested.  Early detection probably would have saved his life.  So, as much as I complain about the prep and process of the procedure I am so grateful that it exists.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Majestic Burger.

John at the mall 7 to 3 today. We are having unseasonably warm weather right now. It was 60 degrees at 6:00 a.m. and 71 degrees at 6:00 p.m. I am not complaining because I am happy to wear short sleeves and NO jacket. Now if it will just stay like this until we leave at the end of the month. LOL

Tonight John and I went to Majestic Burger with Bob and Marcy. This was our first time trying out this restaurant. We had a 30 minute wait before being seated. Of course it being Friday that was normal. The burgers were delicious. I forgot to take a picture of the food again!!

After dinner we returned to Bob and Marcy’s for a round of 10 Penny. Bob was the big winner with a low score of 40. Wow! I see a rematch in the future. LOL

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelsey.

Today is our daughter-in-law, Kelsey’s birthday. Tonight we all went to dinner at Fuji Japanese Restaurant to celebrate. Kelsey and Robert had sushi and John and I had hibachi chicken. Everything was very tasty.


Happy Birthday Kelsey.







Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Heavy rain.

John at the mall 3 to11 today.

Heavy rain moved in today.  We are supposed to have a cold front move through our area tonight.  I think the high for tomorrow will be in the 50s. 

This morning John fixed pancakes with a side of turkey sausage links.  Yum Yum!!


They were very large pancakes and very tasty.

Tonight I went to play 10 Penny with Bob and Marcy. We played three rounds.   Marcy won two games and Bob one the other.  Maybe I will have better luck next time. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, January 16, 2012

John’s busy day.

John had a busy day today.  First thing this morning he took the Freightliner to get the tires balanced and the bakes adjusted.  Then he realized there was a problem with the turn signals on the Vitara.   After checking it out and taking it apart he found it was wired backwards.  Now it works fine thanks to Mr. Fix it.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A visit with Ava Grace.

We had beautiful weather today…..all sunshine and temperatures in the mid 60s.   I could get used to that.

Robert came by after lunch and left Ava Grace with us for a visit.  Since the weather was so nice we took her for a stroll on the walking trail.  She is such a sweet baby and is growing so fast.





Fred had to check Ava out. 


Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Cousin Billy’s Memorial Service

Today we attended my cousin Billy’s memorial service.  The memorial was attended by family and lots of friends.  Sadly, funerals are usually the time you get to see relatives and friends you haven’t seen in a long time. I guess that is just how life is. 

Billy had a passion for country music and formed a band years ago.  Members from Billy’s band “Borderline”  were there to pay their final respects as well.  I know it will be hard for them to continue on.


Borderline band members.

Billy & Motorcycle

Rest in peace Billy.   We will miss you.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dinner and a movie.

John at the mall 7 to 3 today. The temperatures are still cold here. Although this afternoon it did reach 48 degrees. Yea!!!

Tonight my sister and I had plans to go see the movie Contraband after dinner. Annie, John and I had dinner at a restaurant called Grant’s Kitchen. We all had the country fried streak with two sides. The food was delicious. They serve several main entrees and 20 sides…..a bunch to chose from. After dinner John went back to the RV and Annie and I went on to the movie. If you are a Mark Wahlberg fan you will like this movie. It is packed with action. The language is a little rough but we both liked the movie.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Joe.

Today is our friend Joe’s birthday.  We hope he has a great day.

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Happy Birthday Joe.

John at the mall today from 7 to 3.  The cold weather has arrived here.   Tonight the low will be in the upper 20s.  Uck!!!  I am not a happy camper. It is much too cold for my blood.  The good news is ….the rain finally left.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Visit with Mom Hatch and Aunt Martha.

Mom Hatch and Aunt Martha came by for a visit. We had lunch together before John went to work at the mall from 3 to 11. They are doing well. Fred remembered them and was happy to see them.

Tonight Bob, Marcy and I played 10 Penny. Marcy won a game with a low low score of 10. Wow! I think that is the lowest score I have ever seen. I was the biggest loser with a whopping score of 515. The cards just didn’t like me today. LOL It was fun though.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fred not happy with the rain.

John at the mall 3 to 11 today. The weather has been overcast but warm. It made it to the mid 70s today. Later in the afternoon the rain moved in. Uck! Fred was not a happy camper because it cut his walk short. He gets an attitude sometimes. LOL


Fred decided to curl up in his bed and take a long nap.

Tonight while John was at the mall I went to play cards with Bob and Marcy. We played a couple rounds of 10 Penny and a round of Chase the Ace. Marcy won the first round and I won the second but Bob beat us both on Chase the Ace. LOL

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sad news.

Received the sad news this morning that my cousin Billy passed away.  The cancer had taken hold of his body and there wasn’t anything that could be done but to make him comfortable.  Last night I went with Bob and Marcy to see him.  It was heartbreaking to see him suffering.  He leaves behind two teenaged daughters.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dinner with Dawg & Connie.

We had more doctor appointments this morning. Uck! Glad to get them out of the way.

Tonight we went over to Nathan (Dawg) & Connie’s for a visit. Dawg had cooked a pot roast and invited us for dinner. It was very very tasty. Thanks you guys for a great dinner. Of course while we were there we just had to play a couple rounds of 10 Penny. Dawg won the first round but Connie came back and won the last one.


Dawg strategizing his next move.


Connie after her big win.


We had a great time.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Busy day.

Busy day today. John and I both had our annual dentist appointments this morning. Then it was off to the grocery store. Next it was lunch at the Mint Restaurant located in the Renaissance Mall. We each had a gift certificate and John was off from the mall today so it was a good time. The lunch special was chicken and dumpling and braised collard greens with biscuits. It was an ok lunch. I think John liked it better than I did. I think we had a couple of dumplings with a mound of chicken. LOL

After we got back from lunch John decided it was a good time to change out the tire on the axle that had been replaced previously. Just as he was completing his task, our son Robert and his friend Daniel drove up and were ready to go disc golfing. They played 18 holes and had a good time. I think John overdid it with his shoulder though. He is feeling it tonight.

While he was gone I got busy cooking up a gallon of spaghetti and meat sauce to package and freeze for later.


It sure comes in handy when you don’t want to cook.

Tonight John and I went with Bob and Marcy to visit my cousin Billy who is very ill in the University Medical Center. He has been I the hospital almost three weeks and has a very long road of treatment in front of him.

On the way home Bob mentioned getting a hamburger so we went in search of food. LOL We ate at (our old FD and TSC) McB’s. They are known for their wine burgers which are very very good.


John and Bob after finishing their burgers. Ahhhhh!!!! LOL


Marcy chose a turkey club sandwich with a baked potato.

I decided I would be good tonight and ordered the “Bo Jordan” , named after one of the retired firemen, which consists of a grilled meat and a salad. It tastes good also. It was hard to pass up onion rings or fries but I managed to do it…….this time. LOL

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, January 2, 2012

See ya later Joe and Sherri.

Woke up to cold temperatures this morning. Bummer!!  I was getting used to the nice stuff.   John at the mall today from 7 to 3.

Sadly this morning Joe and Sherri packed up and headed out for their next destination.  I went outside to tell them goodbye and watched until they were out of sight.  We were so glad to get a chance to visit with them. We sure hope to see them again real soon.


Here they go.



We wish them safe travels.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our family and friends out there. John started off his day working on installing the tow bar on the Vitara.


Yeah!!! It is now complete and road ready.

A little later in the day we received a call from our friend Joe (Speedy) saying he and Sherri would be stopping in here before moving on to their next destination. Wow! What a great surprise. That made our day. It has been almost a year since we have seen them. So great to catch up and shares some laughs.

Tonight we all went over to Bob and Marcy’s to play a round of Chase the Ace. We all had a great time getting beat. LOL John emerged the winner. We will have to have a rematch.DSCN6641

Joe, Sherri & their grandson Chris.

A few people have asked if we were doing ok since there haven’t been blogs on a daily basis. We are all doing well. There hasn’t been many events to report. John has been working at the mall on a regular basis and has been busy with that. Bob (Dad) is doing well and recovering from his surgery he had in December. Thanks for asking about us.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.