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Bare Feet and an Old Pickup Truck

  • Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

photo of a guy and girl on a date in a pickup truck

Some of the most fun I’ve had on dates involved old pickup trucks and bare feet and long summer days. I am so sick of winter that this seems like years away, but I know the days are getting longer and eventually we will see those hot summer days again – and we’ll probably complain about how hot it is, too.

I miss my Bronco. It could go over the little peons that tried to mess it up!  I’m getting my Bronco back, by the way!…Reese hitch, 351 Windsor in it, and a plow for the nasty stuff we just had? Hell yes. And no one can start it except me. Another Plus factor is that since it’s Al’s brothers truck now, he cant get into the cab. Bummer eh?

Learning a Foreign Language

  • Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm

During college I took 4 years of Spanish.  For one I needed to take a foreign language in order to graduate, but I also wanted to do some traveling to South America.  At the time I didn’t realize how important learning a second language would become.

At work I meet new people everyday.  Some of which only speak Spanish.  Knowing the basics has helped me get through many consultations.  I don’t speak Spanish fluently anymore, but I can still understand it.  I have close friends from Guatemala and they tell me that it’s difficult to learn another language unless you live in that country where it is the primary language.  It makes me feel better to hear this and I have found it to be true.  After I graduated from college I spent some time in Puerto Rico.  At that time my Spanish was fluent.  I could talk to people on the island and understand everything they were saying back to me.  I hope to return again to Puerto Rico and relearn what I have lost in these past few years.

Back home for a few days

  • Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

With my mom on the mend, she has decided that she doesn’t need someone with her around the clock like I had been staying and so I came home until Monday. I’m rather surprised with the condition of the house. While it isn’t as neat, clean and tidy like I usually have it, it wasn’t turned into a “guy cave” yet. This is a good thing. However, after looking around I have discovered that guys really don’t see dust or dust kitties, nor do they know how to clean a bathroom. Ewwww!!!!!

I do give my sons and husband credit for at least doing laundry, sort of cleaning up after they cook and other little things that I always do on an every day basis.

I’m totally itching to finish painting my living room and also have to figure our where the Christmas tree is going to go, so the dogs won’t knock it over. I’m not too worried about my Cocker, but Jake the “puppy” who resembles a Shetland pony in size, is or may be a problem. He doesn’t realize his tail is a weapon and the sheer bulk of him is not graceful at all. I think I’m going to have to do some serious planning on the placement of the tree this year. Since I just got home, I’ll have to give all this some thought.

Remembering Our Troops

  • Posted on November 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’ve had a lot to be thankful for, but I especially want to remember our brave woman and men who are not going to be home for Thanksgiving so they can keep us safe. Our soldiers deserve a big Thank You, and also to be remembered this Holiday Season.

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Planning Thanksgiving

  • Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Usually I always make the Thanksgiving dinner for my immediate family and who ever else cares to stop buy. This is the first year in I actually can’t remember when, that I won’t be cooking. I don’t like the idea, but I have been staying with my Mom to help her out, since she broke her hip and everyone thinks this will be easier for all involved.

This year, we will be going to my youngest sister’s home for Thanksgiving. In a way, though I miss the preparing and cooking part of the holiday, it will be kind of nice to let someone else take over this time. It’s been really hectic with me staying with my mom, my family up here in the tundra fending for themselves. At least for the most part.

I’ve been asked to bring the dinner rolls, but that may change as the days go buy. I personally thought I would make the dinner rolls, but they would be cold after a two hour drive to my sister’s place. So…it is already made rolls that don’t even need heated up. Next year hopefully things will be back to some kind of semblance of normalcy! Wait!!! Normal is a cycle on a washing machine. Well…perhaps things will be more of a Elaine’s Thanksgiving dinner!