Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Marian, I love this map. Thank you. My friend, Matt, likes it too. He is making one of his own.
I need to put a pin California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Utah , New Jersey and Hawaii. Carl needs to put a pin in Alaska and Hawaii.
Where do you need to put pins?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Abby's mama is my friend, Pam. Pam was in the hopsital delivering her 12 week old baby who had died.
Marisa and I talked about how when Marisa's teeth hurt the worst she can take pain killers and get some ease but that Pam had a heart ache that only God can heal. Being with Abby and her sister, Alli helped Marisa get her mind of her pain and to pray for Pam.
Kaitlin and Marisa slept hard last night because they had a hard emotional day yesterday. I am so glad we serve a God in whom when we get into a deep pit He is deeper still.
Kaitlin was hired by the family to take pictures while they were babysitting. They are on her blogs. Enjoy
I do mind the crabby attitude and the attitude that I have earned the right by being old to do stupid things. I mind when they put their carts in the middle of the aisle such that I can't get by or anyone else for that matter and when I asked if I can move it over, you would think I have violated their person. Once I saw this lady struggling to reach something and I asked If I could hand it to her and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO she proclaimed loudly and then gave me the stink eye. I backed away quickly.
I think they should have crabby hours at Kroger. I would at least know that most of the old folks will be in a bad mood. I guess I should just assume that now.
Now when I go into Kroger on Tuesdays when I forget that it is Tuesday and you see me lurking around it is because I am trying to stay out of the way of all the senior citizens who put on their crabby pants instead of their happy pants.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We arrived at 11:00 am and parked in the zoo parking lot as we were instructed to do. Our hosts arrived at 5:00am to set up their tents on the zoo side of Rosenblatt stadium. They really know how to tailgate for the CWS. They had two tents set up side by side with lots of camping chairs underneath and near. There is a small strip of grass between the road and the parking lot and this is where folks set up tents. The strip of grass is just wide enough for a tent. There was not a area of grass that didn't have a tent on it. Our lunch was brauts, chicken wings, chips and cookies. Our supper was pulled pork sandwiches. They even had a grill with the handle being a baseball bat.
We went to the first game about 12:30 for the 1:08 first pitch. The stadium is the home field for the farm team in Omaha. It is in a neighborhood much like the old stadium for the Arkansas Travelers. Very homey feel. Lots of families. Very open. Our seats were down the right field line. I lasted until the 7 inning stretch because of the sun. Rice was leading when we left and LSU came back and won. We listened to the game back at the tailgate on a radio.
After supper and when the sun went down abit we went back in for the second game. Our seats were just behind the dugout on the right side. I lasted a few innings but had to leave because of the heat and all the walking I had done.
Carl found online for me two walking canes that have chairs. I used one today and it helped greatly.
I love to come here again with my family and share it with them.
I took lots of pictures and will post them soon.
Monday, June 16, 2008
We drove up or rather north and as soon as we got into Iowa we saw flooding. We had to alter our route because of it. Some off ramps were closed because the road under the I-29 was under water.
We drove to Omaha and then because I have this thing for state capitals, Sweet Carl drove me to Lincoln. We saw the capital building and the University of Nebraska campus.
Tonight we had supper with some marketers from several utility companies. I had an OMAHA Steak. I thought that was only fitting since I am in Omaha. It was really good. I was one of two women there. The men were all polite. They asked if I was going to the games. YES was my answer. When they found out we went to Lincoln, they asked if I was impressed with the Cornhuskers stadium? It was fun to see, was my answer. Are you a hog fan? NO, I am an AUBURN fan. They would tippy-toe around to see if I knew my AUBURN football. My answer, YES I was at the CottonBowl when AUBURN beat Nebraska
Tomorrow we plan to meet up with the same group from supper to go to the ball games. The high temp tomorrow is to be 80. I am stoked. I am nervous about walking around and getting my self in pain but I will go with a chair so I can sit and rest as needed.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
In 1993 we had a big trip and got to put in lots of pins when we got home. Near the end of that trip we stayed with good friends in KC, MO. I asked if we couldn't just go down the road a piece and put our feet in KS. No, was the vote. I've never let them forget it. I had pins all around Kansas but not in Kansas. In 2006 Kaitlin and John went through Kansas on their way to RYM Colorado. Not me.
In 2004, my brother, Charles and his wife, Frances took Kaitlin and me to Alaska. We are thrilled to have a pin in such an exotic state. But I still didn't have Kansas. Carl told me he would take a pole of random folks and ask would they rather go to Kansas or Alaska. I didn't care. I guess we always want what we don't have.
Carl is taking me to the College World Series. We drove part of the way today and plan to do the rest tomorrow. Carl got our motel for tonight in........KANSAS. I am writing this in Kansas. When I get home I get to put in a new pin!!!! I am fired up.
We plan to go to two games on Tuesday. I'll be cheering for NC and LSU. The games are on ESPN at 1 and 6 central time. Look for me on the tv!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
One year all my family was gone too and we really had a girl party.
This year we ate out several times, went to Hobby Lobby and the Scrapbook Corner, laughed, cried and talked and talked and talked. What fun!
Friday night we went out in the backyard with glow sticks. Kaitlin set her camera on a tripod and I sat in a chair and pushed the button when she told me too. We spelled out Kym's name on one of the many pictures.
For more glow sticks pictures check out www.grasswithers.blogspot.com
I am blessed with wonderful friends
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Kaitlin for the most part has a camera in her hand. She views life through that lens. She has started another blog of the pictures she takes of just life. I hope she updates it often. I love her pictures. Here it is. Enjoy
so I thought I'd try it. I sat on the sofa and put my legs up on the coffee table and put lotion on all the dry places on my legs which turned out to be mostly on the front of both legs. I had a little lotion left on my hand so I rubbed it on my right arm. I was unaware of the transformation that was to take place. Every place that I put said lotion has changed color, that color being in some places dirt color and in others a somewhat tan-ish color. I was stunned. When I asked Kaitlin she said " No Mother, it is in your head that your skin has changed colors" when I showed her the fronts of my legs and my one arm, she changed her story. She said " I usually put it on and then go to the pool" when I asked Marisa, she said that she never uses just this product, she always uses it with other lotion. Well, now is a good time for them to tell me this!!!!!!!!!
I tried to take a picture of my legs or rather the fronts of them but the picture doesn't do it justice. You know how a Mullet haircut is business in the front and party in the back. Well, my skin color is summer in the front and winter in the back. I am trying to act nonchalant about it. Marisa has my toes painted this glow-in-the-dark orange now. It makes people stop and comment. I am wondering if it stands out more now that my feet are sooooo white compared to my tan leg fronts. I just smile and nob when folks talk about them.
I wonder when I'll be all the same color. I'll let you know.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
post. Well, John found them in his room.
I think his exact words were " What the crap?!"as he brought the shoes into the den. Kaitlin was overjoyed to finally have them. She picked them out and then 'forgot about them'. Ha, I bought them and then I really forgot about them.
Kaitlin loves shoes. I think she loves them almost as much as stuffed animals. Papa made a rule 'that for every stuffed animal that comes into this house for her two must leave '. I think he may be close to making that rule for shoes. He says he thinks her room is going to fall off the house because of all the stuff she has.
I'll post pictures if her room falls off!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
-We watched the National Spelling Bee.
-Andrew's friend, Chris came to visit for the weekend. We shared lots of laughs. Andrew is blessed with wonderful friends.
This is the hardest part of mothering I believe. To do my job so well that they don't need me. wow! It was a precious time with Andrew home. It was fun to hear the banter between the children and the laughter and the teasing and the remember when...
Andrew's language of love is touch. He would get up in the morning and sit by me on the sofa and we would watch Sportcenter. He has done this since we have had cable. We talked AUBURN football and the books we have been reading. And we laughed.
I am thankful I am sad because it means we are blessed with a wonderful relationship.
It is quiet here tonight without Andrew.