Archive for January 2014

up up and away!   Leave a comment

It is here, finally it is here
we are going to leave the deep freeze and fly South
God willing it will all go well and we will arrive in Daytona Beach by one thirty pm.
I will miss my grand babies most of all
but again God willing they will all be there to greet us in 8 days when we get home.

daytona beach florida


Posted January 26, 2014 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings

creeping   Leave a comment

the time is almost at a stand still
it is taking forever for this day to be over with
my work day I mean
Yes the time has finally arrived so that I can have eleven days off.
seems like it has taken forever to get here.
But alas, in two hours I will be free for eleven days.
And God willing the flight to and from Florida will get us there safely so that I can come back to work in twelve days.


Posted January 23, 2014 by Marge in ramblings

he or she?   Leave a comment


this is what my new grandchild looks like at 9 and a half weeks.
He or she is due on August 22nd.

I wonder if it will be a boy or a girl????

I can’t wait.
And really August is only 6 months away!

Aaron's second birthday party

the proud parents and big brother!


Posted January 21, 2014 by Marge in family, heartfelt, my loves, ramblings

ugh   Leave a comment


and this is all I have to say about more snow

Posted January 20, 2014 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Blackfish   Leave a comment





I just watched this program on Netflix called “Blackfish” about Orca Whales in captivity

especially Tiikum the whale who is responsible for killing at least two trainers

Some of it is hard to watch and some of it gave me chills

but in all honesty the whole idea of the movie is to get people to realize that Orca’s like any other wild animal should not be put in an amusement park and or a zoo (other wild animals) for people’s amusement

It was an interesting movie/show and it made me think as well.
But in all honesty people just get too comfortable with the whales, and or other wild animals and sometimes those animals just have a bad day…….and do something no one expects them to do.

But if they put Tiikum back into the ocean chances are he wouldn’t survive there either……because let’s face it after decades being in captivity

The whole situation is sad.



Posted January 19, 2014 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

too damn cold   Leave a comment


it is bone chilling cold out there.
Man it just seeps into you and doesn’t let go

So ready for my 8 days in Florida
It really can’t get here soon enough.

Posted January 17, 2014 by Marge in ramblings

writing   Leave a comment

I have been writing again
which feels wonderful
it isn’t a lot and it comes and goes but I have hand written 45 pages today
double spaced and front and back pages
Now I have to type it into my computer so I can print it one day when I have a printer again.
I love to write
Wish I could make a living at it.


Posted January 17, 2014 by Marge in ramblings

no no and no   Leave a comment


I heard we are supposed to get more snow tonight

I just have to scream it


I know it is winter in Iowa but really I think we should just skip on over to April and have winter be done with


unfortunately it doesn’t work that way and we are stuck with what we get.

They say it will be 40 degrees on Sunday like it was last Sunday and I almost think the weather getting warmer like that makes it worse for me

It is a tease and then we are back into the freezing cold again.



Posted January 16, 2014 by Marge in ramblings

Ten days and counting down   Leave a comment

In ten days, yes 10 days my husband and I will be flying to Florida for 8 days
Daytona Beach as always but I am really looking forward to it mainly for the warm sunshine and ocean
It will be nice to just relax and have no demands made on me and not have to work
I can hardly wait

Daytona July 27 2012 008

(this was me last year)

and while I won’t be getting a tan because I doubt the sun will be warm enough

I do look forward to the walks on the beach and just the down time.

July 30th sunrise 2012 029



(Rick two years ago at Daytona Beach Florida)

stormy clouds on Tuesday 002

I wish our kids were going and their families but maybe next year????


Posted January 16, 2014 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings, vacations

In hopes   Leave a comment

So I moved my computer downstairs in hopes that my husband would get on it.
He is pretty much computer illiterate and I think he should learn
there is so much to see and get information from different web sites if only he would get on
I even wrote out a step by step detailed instructions for him to get on to the computer
And he still hasn’t tried
The computer has been downstairs for two days now
He is home all day long by himself.
there is no reason why he can’t make the effort
sometimes I wonder if he is a bit afraid of it?

Hopefully not but……..yet he still hasn’t tried to get on it????


The two of us last summer

Posted January 16, 2014 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings