Archive for June 2015

last day of vacation, closing and puppy news   Leave a comment

Today is the last day of my vacation.
After having 12 days off and staying home, I am ready to go back to work.
I know there is a ton of stuff to do there and honestly I am a bit bored being home and not really doing much.

The closing on our house is finally going to happen on July 2nd.
My lawyer and the loan company has confirmed it.

And my husband said I can get a dog.
So hopefully in the next week or so I can get a chocolate Labrador retriever that I am interested in.
he is a puppy born May 30th.

So hopefully I can get him soon.

my new puppy

I really would love to have them both, as they are brothers and use to being together, but I am quite certain my husband would say no to that.
Still I am thrilled to get a new dog.
I still miss Max so much and would love to have him back again.

But hopefully a new puppy will love our home as much as Max did.


Posted June 30, 2015 by Marge in ramblings

Today   Leave a comment


Today is my grand daughter Keira’s 9th birthday.
Amazing that it has been nine years since she was born.
Where has the time gone?

We have her birthday party to go to here in an hour or so.

She is ornery and full of piss and vinegar at times.

But I think she is a beautiful child.
Of all my grandchildren I think she is the most beautiful
She is delicate and little, and shy and reserved.

Perfect complexion and hazel eyes.

I love her dearly
no not more than the other four, but she will always be a little extra special because I saw her come into the world and she is my first blood grandchild.

The other four grandchildren are beautiful too, but Keira is close to perfection.
At least in my eyes.




Posted June 20, 2015 by Marge in family, heartfelt, Keira, ramblings

my picture   Leave a comment


I took this picture last September when my husband and I were in Utah.

this is Glen Canyon.

I so love Utah………

it is cropped for my heading on my blog, but this is the actual picture


Posted June 17, 2015 by Marge in ramblings, vacations

more pretty pictures   Leave a comment


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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky. REUTERS/Rafael Arenas      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky. REUTERS/Rafael Arenas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

New River Bridge in West Virginia

New River Bridge in West Virginia

tofino british columbia                         sunset at adventureland des moines iowa


I didn’t take any of these either but I like to collect beautiful pictures.


Posted June 17, 2015 by Marge in ramblings

the sun and dolphins   Leave a comment







I wish I had been at these spots and taken these pictures but alas I wasn’t, but I love them so I thought I would share them here.


Posted June 17, 2015 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

what to say today?   Leave a comment

I am at work on my lunch break.

I have been scrubbing walls in the third floor hallway.


not my idea of fun, but I am almost to the halfway point and it needs to be done so needless to say I must get it done.

I am on vacation next week even though we aren’t going to Florida due to the house closing being postponed till the 29th.

God willing it will happen then.

So I need to get the third floor of this school done by Friday at two so I can leave knowing that vacation will be not worrying about work and what needs to be done.

My night custodian is going to be going on vacation from June 29th through July 23rd, so I will be working along for a while when I come back to work on July 1st.

no great plans for vacation other then working in my yard and maybe visiting my sisters

still debating on getting my hair cut.

I feel like I need to because it is so hot and that makes me miserable, and yet I know I will be sorry if I do.

so I haven’t cut it and probably won’t.

but who knows, I may get a mad dash to the solon and get it all whacked off if it makes me crazy enough………



I will miss my vacation to Florida, but……the house is more important……

Posted June 16, 2015 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings, vacations

All that jazz   Leave a comment

No reason for the above title other than it just popped into my head.

Have three of my five grandchildren

Keira stayed overnight with Mirielle so I have the younger three.

My husband is trying to get Bailey asleep without much luck and Kayla and Aaron are playing nicely.

I feel like I could nap myself and I haven’t yet been up three hours.

But I never sleep well when grandchildren are here overnight.

I have a week full of baseball games for all four older grandkids.
Unless it rains which it is supposed to everyday.

One more week and I’m on vacation, which I am not too keen being off of work with nothing to do.
If I take vacation I like to go somewhere so this might be hard on me and I may cancel some of it.
But maybe not.

I have a yard now so I could work in it some…..

I have a couple of sisters I could go visit as well

Guess I will play it by ear……..

Posted June 14, 2015 by Marge in ramblings

son of a b…………   Leave a comment

I just had a nice long blog going and the computer closed this site and I lost the whole entire thing.

damn it.

I have no desire to type it all out again with this computer that has keys that stick and I am constantly going back and correcting things.



Posted June 11, 2015 by Marge in ramblings

no interest   Leave a comment

I have no interest in this job any more.

I am so very tired of cleaning up after people and cleaning up huge messes.

case in point, the next classroom I get to clean the teacher has papers every where.

her whole entire room is a disgusting mess, trash on the floor, papers on the floor, books on the floor………

it will take me two or more days just to clean her room.


I don’t want to do it and I so badly wish I didn’t have to.



Posted June 10, 2015 by Marge in ramblings

dog face   1 comment

last weekend I walked into the Casey’s in our home town.

There was a man sitting in the booths with four other men.
This man’s name is Brian and my husband worked with him for many years.

so anyway I said “Hi’ and he said hello back.

I turn my back on them to wait my turn to get a fattening donut when I heard one of the other men state

‘she has a dog face”

she meaning me.

Brian said “I have seen worse”

I ignored it and didn’t look at any of them again

all week I have tried to not think about it and even though I know I am overweight and could really stand to lose 60 pounds, who says that about someone?

Especially when that someone can hear them?

I have tried to let it go and not think of it.
No I am not the prettiest woman in the world nor would I ever want to be

but dog face?

wow, even now almost a week later, it stings.


b and me

this was me about ten years ago and while yes I am about 25 pounds heavier now, I still don’t feel like I have a dog face.


Posted June 5, 2015 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings