Archive for December 2011

New Year’s Eve   1 comment

we are here, tanning and walking the beach and wishing we could live here in paradise forever.
It is so beautiful here.
Today it was 75, tomorrow is supposed to be the same.
Two more days and then we will be heading home.
I don’t want to.
Oh I know I have a life and a great home and my children and grandchildren in Iowa, but I could really live here.
And get quite use to listening to the waves every minute of every day.

Happy New Year one and all!


Posted December 31, 2011 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

more sunshine and ocean breezes today   Leave a comment

have to work on my tan a bit more today.

I so love the beach.
I will really hate it when we have to leave…..

although I do miss my grand children too.

Posted December 30, 2011 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

the six of us   Leave a comment

not the greatest picture of us, Kayla has her toy covering her pretty face and Aaron isn’t smiling, but it is the best of the ones that were taken on Christmas Eve.

Posted December 29, 2011 by Marge in Aaron, family, heartfelt, Kayla, Keira, my loves, ramblings

paradise   1 comment

sunrise this morning at Daytona Beach.
isn’t it beautiful?
Truly paradise

Posted December 29, 2011 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

invigorating   Leave a comment

just came back from an invigorating walk along the beach

it is invigorating because it is only in the forties here this morning.

it is supposed to get up to sixty-five but right now it is quite cool.

was hoping to catch some rays but since it is so cool out maybe I will go to a movie today and wait and catch rays tomorrow and Friday.

there are several I want to see
The new Mission Impossible, War Horse, New Year’s Eve and We Bought a Zoo.

My husband wants to see the New Sherlock Holmes movie but I was bored in the first one so I doubt the second one will be any better.
but we shall see


Posted December 28, 2011 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

Sunshine on Daytona Beach   Leave a comment

we got into Daytona Beach at noon today.
It is quite beautiful here with a temperature of 70

the beach is not far from our hotel room (About one hundred feet)
the ocean is in turmoil, and the white caps are plentiful.
it is awesome.

I realize I was just here in April, but I never tire of the beach or listening to it as I sleep
It is a bit cool sitting here on my balcony in the shade and the breeze blowing in off the ocean

but it is oh so nice too.

Posted December 26, 2011 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

grandgirl time   Leave a comment

I am off work now and was intending on enjoying a relaxing day at home, sleeping late and just bumming.
however my son asked me to watch his girls so he could work some over time today.
So I am watching Keira and Kayla.
We have danced and started watching “Hook” and now we are watching “Astro Boy”

They are arguing over a stupid little ball that I bought Aaron a few weeks ago.
Not sure why they have to fight over it but I guess it is because it is new to them

Rick will be home at eleven and then his vacation will begin
Tomorrow we will have our Christmas with our kids
And Sunday we will be heading to Florida.
Not sure how long we will be gone but probably till January 4th

I don’t think I will be on this again till Monday or so.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Posted December 23, 2011 by Marge in family, heartfelt, Kayla, Keira, my loves, ramblings

out with the old, in with the new   Leave a comment

it is that time of year again to make those New Year Resolutions.
I have a few

one is of course to lose weight.
2012 is the year I am going to get thinner and healthier.

two is, I am going to pay off my credit cards and work on being dept free (besides the house and my car)

three is…….I will get to the Grand Canyon in 2012, even if I have to go by myself.

4 – be more appreciative of others and less critical.

5-work on the quality of life

I would love to go back to school, but I don’t see how that is possible with my husband retiring.

I have said goodbye to someone I loved once very much, and while it is a bit painful and raw feeling….I know it is for the best.

As another year closes, with the loss of my sister, it makes me realize yet again how fragile life is and how I take it for granted.

God willing we won’t lose anyone in 2012


Posted December 22, 2011 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings

baby it’s cold outside   1 comment

burr, it is cold out.
Okay 34 degrees might not seem that cold but for me today it is cold.
Plus we didn’t have the heat on at the school yesterday and it is quite nippy in here today.
I did turn the boiler on for a bit.
no doubt once I get moving it will warm up.


Posted December 22, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

too busy   Leave a comment

ahh it is finally here, my days to work my butt off getting this school cleaned before I go on vacation.
I have two days and tons of things to do.

wash walls from floor to ceiling, wash tables and get cobwebs, scrub floors and make the place shine nice and pretty again.

I guess I best get to it

Posted December 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings