Archive for December 2012

Happy New Years Eve   Leave a comment

the last day of 2012

hard to believe that another year has come and gone

I wonder what 2013 will bring.

Last year in 2011 my sister Linda passed away

this year my husband’s cousin Renee passed away

I wonder if we will lose anyone is 2013

it seems the older we get the more people pass away.

of course my husband is the oldest person alive in his family now

I still have Carolyn, Cyndi and Ric that are older than I am in my immediate family

hopefully we won’t lose anyone.

but there is always that chance……….


Posted December 31, 2012 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Happy Friday   Leave a comment

Thank God for Friday’s!
I am so thrilled it is Friday, mainly because I don’t have to be back at work till next Thursday January 3rd.
This five days  off will be awesome

I have a house to clean, it is a pig sty.

literally just a pit.

I have my grandson tonight and my two younger grand daughters tomorrow night to watch.
not sure yet if I am watching them on New Year’s Eve or not.
Haven’t heard back from their parents on that yet.

Would love to go out on New Year’s Eve, but my fuddy duddy husband won’t do that.
I haven’t been out on New Year’s Eve since 1980

too damn long.

I hope to do some writing on these five days off and start my New Year’s Resolution early and begin dieting.

I need to lose weight!
I have re-read posts I wrote five years ago and in those posts I talk about losing weight!
it is time to do it!
I just keep gaining and that is disgusting!

So while I have plans I am also just looking forward to the quiet time.

Was hoping my daughter would get moved out this weekend but that doesn’t look like it is going to happen so……maybe next weekend?

Happy Friday!

Posted December 28, 2012 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

a year ago   Leave a comment

a year ago today I was on the beach in Florida.
I so wish I was there now

Burr….it is cold here


Posted December 27, 2012 by Marge in ramblings

maybe I expect too much?   Leave a comment

well Christmas has come and gone.
My eldest child was here for a while and it was great to see her as always.

we didn’t have any heart to heart talks, she still is so very reserved, but it was great seeing her.

My husband again this year did not give me a present.

to say the least it hurts a bit.
I even showed him what I wanted this year and still I got nothing from him.

he said to me on Christmas eve, “We can go after the holidays and you can pick something out when there are sales.”
I said no
For one, I shouldn’t have to go and pick out my own present and for another, Christmas is past now and the whole idea of Christmas is to show your loved ones you love them on that day.

regardless I have said all along, he doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body, so I shouldn’t be disappointed.

and yet I am.

my Christmas present to him is taking him to Florida in April
A gift that costs me almost $2,000

and I get nothing yet again.

Posted December 26, 2012 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

a rare treat   Leave a comment

My eldest daughter is going to be home for Christmas this year!
I am super excited as it is so very rare for all four of my children to be together in one room

it will be a special treat that is for sure.

Tomorrow my sisters and I plan on going to see our younger sister Wanda
Jackie, our niece may be going as well
Just to meet for lunch and visit for a bit.
It will be enjoyable.




Posted December 22, 2012 by Marge in family, ramblings

Christmas   Leave a comment

my weekend, long weekend due to Christmas is about to start here in four hours.
I’m excited.
Mainly because I will have four days off.
Our children just aren’t that giving when it comes to Christmas so I have cut way back on buying them things.

I doubt my husband will get me anything, which is always a disappointment.

the man doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body, which leaves me wanting and there is nothing I can do about it.
I have told him things I want and he expects me to buy them for myself, using my credit card.
Well hello, what is romantic about that?
not a thing.


still Christmas is for children and I am blessed to have four grandchildren who will enjoy Christmas this year.


Happy Holidaysth_P1010158

Posted December 21, 2012 by Marge in ramblings

disappointing   Leave a comment

for all the hoop la we were getting for a great snow storm, I have to say I am very disappointed.

we got barely a trace at home and maybe an inch here in Iowa City.

what happened to our foot of snow?
Dang it.

Channel 9 said Des Moines got 12.5 inches.

I think it is all going north of us.
Darn it.

I was really looking forward to a white Christmas.

Posted December 20, 2012 by Marge in ramblings