Archive for March 2017

Beach Day~   Leave a comment



we have been put enjoying the beach and weather since we got up this morning.

It is getting chillier with the wind starting to pick up again.

Hate it getting colder but it is March not July so I guess we should be expecting it.

The girls played in the ocean for a while.
It was cold but the more they played the warmer they got.

Keira feels like she is starving so I guess we should go eat our late lunch, early supper.




Posted March 20, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

We have arrived   Leave a comment

We have arrived in Florida.

The wind chill is about 35 mph and it makes it freezing here.

The grand daughters love the beach though and are thrilled to finally be here.


We are all glad to be out of the car.



Posted March 19, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

7 hours of driving today and a bit of swim time~   Leave a comment

We drove over seven hours today so now we are in Macon Georgia with five hours to go tomorrow to get to Daytona.

I wish we were going to Fort Myers instead but my husband didn’t want to so we aren’t.

Seems a bit silly to be in Florida only four hours away from Kathy but not going to see her.


But hopefully and God willing she can get moved back to Iowa sooner rather then later.

I have yet to meet her grandsonย  yet and I imagine he is quite wonderful.

He looks beautiful in his pictures.

Now everyone is here and ready to bathe and get the chlorine off of them and we will be heading to be bed soon now that it is eastern standard time and it is almost eight thirty.

Life is good and vacation is wonderful so far.



Posted March 18, 2017 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Rerun, Repeat~   Leave a comment

Well here it is three am again and I am wide awake.

I don’t want to be, this is insane, but I woke up at my usual 2:15 and tossed and turned for forty five minutes before I got up.

I am so sick of not sleeping well.

I am quite sure it is due to having ice cream and cake last night at seven pm, that is keeping me from sleeping now.

Stupid idiot that I am.


But this getting up at two am is going to be hard to deal with two days in a row.

Yes I am going to try to go back to bed, but ugh….


Heading to Florida today.

About 12:30

I hope it is warm…….


Posted March 17, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

I Don’t Know Why~   Leave a comment

I have been up since 2:15 this morning, getting about five hours of sleep

That is it.

I tossed and turned till 3:15 and then just got up.

No point in laying there when I am wide awake and my back hurts from laying there for those five hours.

I must have slept very well in those five hours because I didn’t move once.

I am feeling a bit tired now but I doubt I will nap yet.

I have birthday cakes to make and things to do for tonight’s supper.

Of course my eldest son has one of my cake pans so it will be hard to do two cakes with one cake pan but I can improvise.

Maybe I will make cupcakes with the other cake.

I have the car 75% packed.

I guess we are leaving at 12:30 tomorrow instead of 5:30 which just means more driving tomorrow and less on Saturday.

We can’t get into our hotel room till 3 on Sunday so there is no point in getting there early unless we try and get it for Saturday night too.

I will leave that up to my son and husband.

They are the ones driving.

I have Rick’s suitcase and Matt’s Keira’s and Kayla’s yet to pack, plus movies and some food.

The back of my SUV looks a lot smaller when I have so much to put into it.


Not sure if the trip is what is keeping me awake at night or something that I am unaware of.

I do wish we were flying instead but it is what it is.

Day two of my 13 days off, and I can tell you already I would love to be off all of the time and never work again.


Maybe some day…





Posted March 16, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Grandchildren day~   Leave a comment

My youngest two grandchildren (siblings) will be here in about an hour.

My husband watches my youngest granddaughter Bailey every Wednesday so since I am off of work I will be here to enjoy them too.

Funny how Bailey is exactly like her mother.

Quick tem

pered like Emily and a bit of a hot head.

She likes everything her way too.

Just like her mother.

Aaron will be his quiet self even though he does like to tease his sister and get her to fussing.

My grandchildren are my blessings from God.

I love them so….

valentines day


Posted March 15, 2017 by Marge in Aaron, Bailey, family, God, my loves, ramblings

My baby~   Leave a comment

My youngest daughter Emily will also be celebrating a birthday tomorrow.

She was born when my sister Kathy was 26.

our family

here is the six of us plus the groom last April when Emily got married.

She is a hot head and very short tempered but she has a good heartย and she has graced me with two beautiful grandchildren.

She is and always will be my baby.


Posted March 14, 2017 by Marge in family, heartfelt, my loves, ramblings

Best Friend~   Leave a comment

My best friend has always been my sister Kathy who will be turning 54 tomorrow.


She is 22 months younger then I am but probably a hell of a lot smarter then I will ever be.

She lives in Florida now but hopefully some day soon they can make the move back up to Iowa.

I would love to have her closer as would my two other sisters.

She probably won’t do anything fun for her birthday as she will feel like she can’t spend the money.

But she should at least treat herself to a good restaurant and enjoy some good food.




Posted March 14, 2017 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

My Mother~   Leave a comment

Yesterday my mother would have been 90 had she lived.

She died at 65 of cancer.

I can’t imagine what it would have been like to have her these last 25 years.

Probably quite great, but she wasn’t in good health so having her still here would probably have been difficult for her.

So it would be selfish of me to want her here when she was so ill.


Linda passed on after a massive stroke, and Cyndi died from cancer last fall.

I imagine the five of us that are left, no doubt most of us will die from cancer of one form or another.

My husband’s uncle passed away in his sleep last week of a heart attack.

That would be a nice way to go.

In your sleep


294004_2283647943587_573403885_nThis is mom feeding Linda in 1958.

Also my one and only brother Ric.



Posted March 14, 2017 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Weird noises~   1 comment

I walked into the school a few minutes ago to some weird banging going on.

I assume it is heat going through the pipes.

I walked around looking for it, because in all honesty I thought the mice were having an orchestra concert without me.

I do believe it is heat going through the pipes.

On another note I think I ran over a nail because my car is making noise in the tire area.

I probably will have a flat when I go out later


One more day after today and then I am off for eleven days.

I can’t wait……

Oh the mice are starting their concert again.




Posted March 14, 2017 by Marge in ramblings