Friday, May 20, 2005

Talk about Motivation...

Saw this quote posted to a group I belong to:

"If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday."

~~Noel Coward

Sunday, May 15, 2005


I had this dream this morning. I dreamt about my granddaughter again. She was a bit older this time, about 7 or 8 rather than 5 or 6 like she was the first time I dreamt about her (she's even aging in my dreams). She again was so much like Manda, but yet different. Blonde hair and blue eyes, but yet... didn't quite look the same as Manda did at that age. In my dream, she was cutting the grass with a child-sized lawnmower that really cut grass. She came into the house and told me how hot and sweaty she was from working so hard cutting the grass and she said that she was hungry. She proceeded to tell me about some place that made great hotdogs and she'd really like one of those (another Vince's fan? She MUST have been Manda's daughter! *vbg*) and I told her I didn't have the stuff to make one and I didn't want to drive all the way there (because in my dream they were located in Grand Rapids, rather than Monroe), so she settled for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Twice now, I've dreamed about her. I can't wait until she's finally born and I get to meet her in real life. She's a great little kid! Very outspoken and very intelligent. Look what you got to look forward to, Manda. *vbg*

Only bad thing was... we were still living here rather than somewhere else. Does that mean we're not going to make it to New Mexico or Arizona when we retire?

Friday, May 13, 2005


Saw this on TV in an anti-smoking commercial:

     Smoking sections in restaurants make as much sense as peeing sections in pools.

Thank Goodness It's Friday!

Another week bites the dust. They get rougher and rougher at times. I'll be glad when we can retire and the whole week will be like one big weekend! ;o)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Just some ramblings

So, we got a chimnea and put it on the deck. It's pretty neat, on cool evenings we can have a little fire in it and Manda says she can roast marshmallows when she comes home to visit.

As you can see from the photo, it is pretty cool to have. A cabin we stayed at in Hocking Hills had them on the deck and we really enjoyed it.

So, the bathroom projects are pretty much done now. The downstairs bathroom shower floor has been tiled, which is great. And we just finished up the upstairs bathroom by putting in a shade for the window. The shade is one of those new ones that they call, "top down/bottom up" which means that you can lower it at the top and raise it at the bottom. Really cool. Sure beats my temporary pillow case curtains. ;o)

Monday, May 09, 2005

A beginning

So, Manda told me I needed a blog, not sure why, but maybe she's getting tired of my long, detailed emails about life around here. *grin*