Iowa born and raised

over the weekend I had this idea to write about my life. No it isn’t all that interesting or probably all that different from most people’s lives, but I do have one ace up my sleeve that most people don’t have. I have my mother. She was (she passed away in 1992) an exceptional woman…

get away from me!

so for the first hour or ninety minutes of my day, I am the only person in the school. Which I have to say I LOVE!!!! but as I was walking back to my office to write a note to my night custodian, a teacher comes from upstairs. With just one look I can see,…

Christmas presents and other assorted stuff

well Christmas is right around the corner…..alright….four and a half weeks around the corner but it will be here before we know it. time really does fly….. I have most of the grandkids done. Keira is done, and Aaron is done, because I am going to give my daughter the rest of his presents in…

back pain

you know, one would think I would learn. One would think I should know better than to pick up my 37 pound grand daughter. But nope, I did it and therefore I am in tremendous pain once again. sigh. It actually felt pretty good when I got up, but I picked up my 32 pound…

Into Thin Air

so last night while flipping through the channels of the TV (we have about ninety stations and I couldn’t find anything to watch)  I stumbled upon the weather channel airing a movie titled “Into Thin Air” it was about a group of climbers climbing Mt Everest. Based on this true story I watched how they…

grand daughters, barbies and babies

I have my two youngest grand daughters today and we are sitting here playing babies, barbies and Mickey Mouse is on TV. Keira wants to go outside but I told her no, way too cold. down in the low twenties is just too cold to go out and play. Call me an old grandma but…

a quick holiday

well after cooking most of yesterday and baking, and then getting up to prepare the meal….it is done with and all put away (tons of left overs) the kids have all gone on to other family gatherings and my husband is upstairs napping. I am flipping through the channels of the TV but may put…

Tis the season…….

well here it is….the day before Thanksgiving. I have food to prepare and a house to clean and in between all of that, I have a really good book that I would like to finish. Ahh the headaches (just kidding) of holidays. I love this time of year. I love the family time, the good…

this getting old crap………..

alright, I have to say this getting old crap is for the birds. I am sick of it already and I haven’t even hit the 50th birthday yet. I have arthritis in my hands. Especially in my right one. It woke me up last night, with the pain of it. ugh. I have a hard…

Due to……

due to the lack of sleep I got this weekend I was in bed by seven pm last night! How ridiculous is that! Quite I know! but I was tired. And may I say that I slept like a rock from seven until three am. that last hour and forty-five minutes before I actually got…