Archive for April 2017

Home Again~   Leave a comment

WE are home again after spending the weekend in Missouri.

It was a big task and it still has a lot of work to be done.

They want it done in 16 days before their daughter moves there to live there with her two little girls while her husband is in the Air Force reserves…..

So much to do and it rained and rained and rained all the time.

I am not sure if I am going to go back down there or not.
At this moment in time I would say no, I am not going back down.

But I may change my mind later this week…..


It is good to be home to a clean house and simplicity.




Posted April 30, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

A plan~   Leave a comment

My sister from Missouri asked if my husband would help them get their little cabin ready for occupation.

So we are going to head down there first thing in the morning and spend the weekend doing that.
Electrical, plumbing and maybe even hang kitchen cupboards.

We will know more when we get there.

I will take plenty of pictures and post them when I see the place.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday.


Its not Florida but it will do.




Posted April 28, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

What do I want out of life~   Leave a comment


Ideally I would want to have endless amount of money to do whatever I wanted with.

To help those less fortunate, in my family and elsewhere.

Realistically I want everyone I love to have a good and healthy life.

I would love to be healthier myself and work on making my grandchildren healthier and happy people.

I want to see my grandchildren grow to adulthood.

I want them all to find a wonderful love and have great careers and are happy.

I want my children to know the glory of God and His Son Jesus, and bask in Their glory.

To have no aches and pains would be up there too in what I would like, but I don’t want to be numb either.

I crave passion but I know realistically that probably will never happen again.

Basically I just want to live a good life without a lot of struggles for those I love and to grow old and have people think of me fondly.

IF I had to do my life over again I would have gone to college and been a nurse, and worked harder in my younger years to be healthier.

No I am not “Old” yet but my aches and pains make me feel old a lot of the time.

I wouldn’t trade my kids or grandkids for anything so I would never want to change that.

I know in a lot of ways I have it so much better then those who are struggling.

I am blessed with a beautiful family as well.

The Lord has been quite good to me even though I don’t deserve all that I have.

Still……if I could change a few things…..I would.

Wouldn’t most anyone?

Posted April 27, 2017 by Marge in family, God, heartfelt, my loves, ramblings

Inconceivable   Leave a comment

How can it only be Thursday?
This week is just crawling by.

Darn it.

I had a grapefruit yesterday and now I am having stomach issues again today.

Makes me so mad.

I LOVE grapefruit.

I am guessing I will have to give them up.

I hate to, but these stomach issues are a pain too.


I have no desire to be here at work but yet here I am.


Tired and not feeling 100%


bright eyed and bushy tailed

Posted April 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Not a good thing~   Leave a comment

Do you know I wake up more tired then when I went to bed?
How is that possible?
Does that mean I didn’t get enough sleep?
Or I got too much?

I can’t imagine it is too much since it was only 6.5 hours.

I usually get at least 7 if not 7.5

Today I am tired.

Wishing I was almost anywhere but where I am, and that is at work.


I’m sure I will wake up more once the day progresses.

Three more days, counting today and then I am off for ten.

I can’t wait till two thirty on Friday.


On a different note, the other day I was looking at places to go visit on the first five days of my vacation.

To Colorado, Utah or somewhere like that.

Ideally Utah but it is almost a 21 hour drive and that just seems too long to spend a day or two and then drive back.

So I was thinking Colorado……but on the news last night they said Colorado was getting 10 inches of snow last night and into today.

Nope I refuse to go where there is snow.

Snow on mountain tops is alright, but not snow on the ground making it cold.

So I will just stay home and do small things around home.

Paint and work in my yard and spend time with my grandchildren if possible.






Posted April 26, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

No News~   Leave a comment

Nothing really new in my world.

Worked and went home yesterday and worked in the yard for about an hour.

I have been having some stomach issues, and I am beginning to think it is because I put fruit back in my diet.

I sometimes go weeks without fresh fruit and then I buy some, grapefruit, apples and bananas, and start eating them.

Now I am dealing with stomach things and I am wondering if it is the fruit?

Too much eaten every day?

I brought a banana and a grapefruit today.

Maybe I will eat the banana and have the grapefruit tomorrow.

I so love grapefruit though.


To me it is a like a bite of sunshine in every spoonful.

It is sour and sweet at the same time and I just love it.



Posted April 25, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Darn it~   Leave a comment

The weatherman said it is going to be in the fifties after Wednesday for a whole week and raining a lot of the time too.

How depressing.

I crave the sun and the temperatures we had this past weekend, mid seventies.

It was glorious.

I am also kicking myself for canceling our Florida trip next week.

Especially now that it is going to be so cool here.

Ahh well… is Spring in Iowa.

Got to take the bad with the good.


Posted April 24, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Weekend almost gone~   Leave a comment

Well here it is three thirty in the afternoon on a Sunday.

Hate how the weekend is almost over.

It was a very good weekend.

Perfect weather and having the grandkids here as well.

It was great.
They had a few little arguments but over all it was a great weekend.

Wish it wasn’t over yet…..





Posted April 23, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Painful~   Leave a comment

I worked so hard yesterday at work that everything aches.

Even my toes, elbows and shoulders hurt.

I never work so hard during the day when the kids are at school.

But when they aren’t,  I push myself to get a lot done.

And the place shines.

Still this morning I ache almost everywhere.

This will be the norm once school is out though.

As we only get ten weeks to clean before school starts again.

I will ache for about two weeks then until my body can adjust to the busy cleaning that I must put it through.

But it is a good ache as well.



Posted April 22, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Busy Day~   Leave a comment

There is no school today so I have the entire day to devote to cleaning.

I have a lot to do.

So much that I am not sure I will get it all done.

Hopefully I will but one never knows.

It looks like I won’t from here but hopefully I will move faster then I think.


My favorite part of the job is cleaning and it stays clean when there are no school days.

I listen to my music and just go to town with cleaning.

A little slice of paradise.



Posted April 21, 2017 by Marge in ramblings