Friday, September 3, 2010

Grandpa Reed's Early Morning Phone Calls

My grandpa used to call at the earliest hours of the morning -
usually between 6 and 7 AM!!
Can you believe the nerve!! 
Actually it wasn't that bad except when I was a kid, 
my dad and stepmom used to sleep late
and you talk about someone flipping out! 
She would be so upset when they would get woke up. 
I can understand that.
When I get to lie in bed with David and just appreciate the time 
to do nothing but snuggle. 
I totally get it. 
But I was just thinking about how nice now it would be 
to get those early morning calls again. 
My grandpa died in 1998.
My kids didn't know him, even though Trevor was nearly 8,
they just didn't. 
I didn't know him very well.
Grandpa was a farmer.
He lived through the
Great Depression.
His wife, my grandma, died when my dad was 8,
leaving 5 kids for him to care for.
He never really talked much.
Kept a lot locked up inside. 
Never told his children or grandchildren that he loved them. 
That really bothers me for my dad and his sisters.
Even though Grandpa showed them love,
I know they needed to hear it.
My dad now gets up around 4 in the morning.
He has for years.
I know that there have been some things happen
since Grandpa died
 that Daddy could have used the advice 
and reassurances of his dad.
Not that he would have sought it out,
but we all know it's comforting to know it's there if you need it.
I bet he'd give anything to get an "early" morning call,
with a loud "Morning!!" on the other end.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Been a While

I don't know what's been wrong with me.
First I got all blase (I don't know how to do an accent mark, so pronounce it blah-zay),
just coming out of winter.
I didn't feel like posting at all.

 Man, it was a cold, dark winter! 
I thought I wasn't gonna make it!!
I don't wanna go back to that place!

I like it far better in the warm coziness of 
spring and fall.

Yes- warm and cozy:)

No- dark and cold:(


So my problem's too stinking hot!!
Unless you've been in the South,
you have no idea about hot and humidity 
together and the calamity they can cause.

 You step outside and you're instantly hot and wet
at the same time.

I stay in the house.
Any going outside is very quick and has to be needful.
I feel like a hermit!

You would think that I would post constantly on my blog.
I haven't.
I'm a bad girl.

But you know what?
This morning was kind of chilly when I went out.

That means fall is right around the corner.

I love love love fall!!

I can't wait to rock in the hammock with my hubby,
wrapped in a quilt, listening to the fire crackle and pop.
We don't even have to talk. 
Just hold hands and snuggle.
 Those times are the best. Those moments.
Nothing else matters for just those few moments:)

Come on Fall!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm Still Alive

I am still alive and well. I have been doing a lot of other things. But I'm thinking of stuff to write and well, there's quite a bit to tell the truth.

But today is our 13th anniversary and I'm not going to write anymore for today, except for this:

                   I Love You David!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Not Feeling It

Lately, I've had a lot rambling about in my head and I can't pinpoint any one certain thing I want to write about.
I'm stressed, got too much going on, etc. and I think I'm going to take a break.

I know with spring coming on, I'll be outside more and more, like always.  It's just what I have to do.

Be back soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -Warmer Times

Sept. 2007

Aug. 2009

Aug. 2009
Columbus, Georgia
Burnin' Hot!!

Aug. 2009
He's freezing in Alaska now!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Say What You Need to Say (with Post Its) 3/16

It's Post It Note Tuesday, in case you didn't notice.
Get yourself over to Supah and check it out.

If you can't laugh at yourself, you're missing out on the fun!
Have good times today:)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Making Small Changes

 A couple of weeks ago, I went over to my Facebook friends, 
and I downsized the amount of friends that were on my page.
I took off probably 175 or so, and 
really want to take off more!
But I don't want to appear too evil, you know:)
It wasn't that I had anything against any of them.
But truly, so many of them (not all) acted like they were still
in high school and it was really sad.
I just don't need that in my life.
I check in every couple of days but
I can live without it.

So I purged them from my Facebook.
It was great:)

I must not have been the only one feeling this way,
my SIL did it too and some of my other friends
said they keep their list to a minimum.

So then.....
 I went over my blog with a fine-toothed comb.

First, I went through all the blogs I follow.
I deleted over half of them.

It wasn't that I had anything against them.
Most of them were nice blogs.
A few were just not all that and a bag of po-ta-to chips!
Some of them I just tired of.
So I purged again!

But I did it mostly because I was missing
the ones I really do enjoy.
 The bloggy girls I have come to know and love!
My friends that live in my computer!
They were slipping through my reader and 
going into the wild blue yonder of blogland,
never to be viewed by my eyes or 
LOL'd at in a comment.

(On a side note, I love my reader - Love it!!
Thanks Helene for turning me onto it.)

I gotta was refreshing!!
I felt free!!!

I did lose a couple of followers, and
I figured I would.
That's to be expected.

Another thing about this week was that I did not
participate in Friday Follow.
While I did find some really great blogs during the weeks
I did link up, it just wasn't worth it for me.
Just not what I'm about.

 When someone posts a comment, 
and it's obvious they didn't read a single thing in your post,
just "Following you, come follow my blog too!" or
"Great post! Come over to my blog!" or
the equivalent to that,
it's so frustrating.
You guys know what I'm talking about.

 I cleaned up my blogroll
and took some of the links off my enjoy list.
I moved them to my reader and
made it just for recipe blogs now.

I'm thinking about taking the little follow box off, but
I have to let that mull around in my head for a bit.

I blog because I'm lousy at keeping a paper journal and 
this is my way of keeping a journal.
It's for me, my husband, my kids, and
the rest of my family.
If you get a kick from reading it,
that makes me happy too.

All in all, I guess I what it boils down to is 
this is my blog.
I can write about whatever I want.
I can put what I want on it 
I can take it off.

I don't have ads.
(I don't like the commercial feel of it)
I don't do buttons.
(I'm too OCD and don't like the clutter)
I don't even do awards.
(Basically I don't like being told to do something)
Big flippin' deal!
If you do, it's your blog, go for it!!

Don't tell me what to do with my blog and
I won't tell you what to do with yours!

Except for get rid of word verification, 
it's stupid it doesn't make a difference (just do moderating),
everyone hates it and 
you'll get more comments.

Also, link an email up for your blog already!!
The no-reply blogger thing is killing me!! 
If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about just ask.
I know you've read other blog posts about it.
Pretty please with sugar on top!
And a cherry!
Go to yahoo or gmail, 
get a free email and put it in your blog profile.
Do it now! I'll wait.

Did you do it?

Now, other than that, I won't tell you what 
to do with your blog ;)
Even then, it's done with love.

Thanks Google for the pics!!