Archive for December 2016

Another Christmas Over With~   Leave a comment

Well the kids with kids all went home

It is quite peaceful now.

Paula is here watching NCIS and eating chocolate pie.

Rick is sitting here as well enjoying a diet coke and I am finally able to get on to the internet after not being able to for most of the day.

It is 8:40 at night and I am ready for bed.

Or so I feel like I am.

Last night I felt like I was too but tossed and turned for a few hours before I actually fell asleep.

So I got maybe six hours of sleep last night.

I hope I sleep better tonight.



Christmas is over again for one more year.

I think everyone enjoyed themselves and the grandkids got a lot of good presents.


Here is the six of us.
Brian, Emily, Matt, Me, Paula and Rick.

Paula and Brian decided it was good to wear ugly sweaters.




Posted December 24, 2016 by Marge in my loves, ramblings

Just smile~   Leave a comment


My ten year old grand daughter in all of her naivety said today.  “Our presents from mom and dad were our new beds.  We won’t have anything else to open unless Santa comes tomorrow night when we are sleeping”
I so love her innocence.


Posted December 23, 2016 by Marge in heartfelt, my loves, ramblings

Inches Closer~   Leave a comment

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As minutes pass we are that much closer to our Christmas Eve celebration.

Our kids and their families will be here by four tomorrow afternoon for our annual dinner of Chili and then we open presents.

I imagine they will all be gone by six or seven and they never tend to stay late when it is winter time.

If it was nice outside they would stay for hours.
Funny how that works.

God willing Paula will get here safely tomorrow and then safely home on Sunday or Monday.

North of Iowa is supposed to get a snow storm on Sunday into Monday so she may want to beat it and get home some time on Sunday.

Not sure how that will all work yet.

At any rate as much as I love Christmas, I think it is over rated and over exposed.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

And I think most people forget that.



Posted December 23, 2016 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Grandchildren and “Sing”   Leave a comment

WE are taking all five grandchildren to the new animated movie “Sing” about animals that are trying out for a contest in singing.

It should be good
I hope Bailey enjoys it and is good.

She is only two though so not sure what to expect of her.

It will be our first time taking her to a movie.

Her parents have taken her a couple of times and she does well.

Hopefully  she will do fine


Posted December 23, 2016 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Miss you~   Leave a comment

I feel like I have become a broken record but it is oh so true.

I miss Cyndi so much.

I hate that I didn’t appreciate her when she was here.

There is such a huge hole in my heart where she lived, and honestly I didn’t even know it was there until she passed away.

Of course I knew I loved her.

But now that she is gone I hate myself for all the things I left unsaid and the times I could have spent with her but didn’t.

Life is just not the same without her.


The two of us last June….

Posted December 22, 2016 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Tired~   Leave a comment

I got here at work at six and punched in at six fifteen and I have been going non stop since then.

It is a bit after one now and I am tired and ready to call it a day.

I always work harder when no one is around then I do when they are here.

And I am not use to it.


I still have two hours to go for this work day but it is going to be at a much slower pace.

Happy Thursday everyone!


Posted December 22, 2016 by Marge in ramblings

Count down   Leave a comment

In less then an hour I am out of here…. and will get to spend the next two weeks completely alone in this school.

How I love the idea of it.

Yes I will be working hard to get things cleaned and the place all shiny again

I love cleaning and knowing it will stay spotless for two weeks.

Okay by the time I get it all done it will only be a few days but still.

It is a great feeling knowing it will all glow for kids to come back and trash it again on January 5th.



Posted December 21, 2016 by Marge in ramblings

Writing~   Leave a comment

I had a dream last night and I woke up thinking “now that would make a good novel”

So as I did my two hours of morning chores this morning here at work, I formulated the idea in my head.

When I got done with my morning chores I wrote an outline down.

I have spent the last hour writing and doing research.

I have a ton of more research to do but the writing was so much fun!
I love to write.

Love it more when it just flows from my fingers as it has for the last hour.

It started drying up a bit at the end, but that just prompts me to do more research on it.

In my mind the greatest career would be to be a successful novelist.

Ahh… would be a dream come true.

I so love to write.



Posted December 21, 2016 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Yogurt~   Leave a comment


I love yogurt.

It is like a spoonful of sunshine in every bite.

I could eat yogurt all day long.

It is like a smoothie of freshness.


Probably quite fattening as most things are.

But I love it!

Posted December 21, 2016 by Marge in ramblings

Pretty Pictures~   Leave a comment








Posted December 20, 2016 by Marge in ramblings