Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dear Keurig

Dear Keurig,

You do it so much better than my last coffee maker. And you give me what I need a lot faster too. I love that. I always hated when it took forever before. And you're not as messy as you know who. So I'm breaking up with my last coffee maker. He's old news. The only time I'll ever need him is for group coffee. And even then, I may still use you.

So what. I cheated. And they were wrong. The grass IS greener on the other side. But I hope you'll be a good coffee maker and understand, I won't be completely tamed. There will be days you expect me to play with you, but instead, I may have the urge to play with my espresso maker......... right next to you............... while you watch!!!!!!!!!!!! And if you're ok with that, we're going to have an awesome relationship and I'll be good to you too.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing

every year the saturday before Christmas my daughter and I volunteer as bell ringers at our local mall. Boy was it a cold one this year!!! But we enjoyed it anyway. We bring a little boombox with us with a CD of christmas music to pass the time and make everyone smile. Abby sorta dances a little bit when she's greeting everyone and she's a people magnet. OK maybe we sway together while we sing along. lol. I used my cell phone to snap a picture of her. I hope we always do this together, even when she's not a little one anymore.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

not able to respond to your comments...

I've been trying ever since I had this blog to respond to many of the comments I've recieved... but I always get error messages... and I've checked my settings, I should be able to respond.. I can respond on other peoples blogs but it keeps telling me it doesnt recognize me as a user when I try to post on my own blog?? huh?? very strange. I just dont want any of you thinking I ignore you or anything, I really do try to respond to you! I just can't! sorry! :)

Hometown Holidays Glens Falls NY

Last week the little city I live in had a hometown holidays celebration all week long in our downtown district. Each day had various happenings around town and we stepped out on friday to join in. We started at the queensbury hotel to "build a cookie" lol. Abby loved that. And while we were walking downtown Santa was walking around playing a saxaphone! :) He's good too, I had no idea Santa was a musician! lol

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gramma is gone....

A few hours ago my grandma left this world. She had been very sick for awhile, so it was not a big shock when it happened. My Abigail took it worse than I thought she would... she had formed a bond with my gramma over the last couple of years. I think the shock has wore off for her & she went to sleep finally.

I wanted to thank everyone who worked at the nursing home she had been in, for everything you've done for her & our family. We appreciate it & I sympathize with you for how difficult your job can be in situations like this & I appreciate the friendship many of you have extended to me over the last several months.

I had taken a nap because of a migraine earlier today and while I was sleeping, I dreamt gramma passed away. In my dream I cried & accepted it & thanked God she wasn't suffering anymore. Then the phone rang and startled me awake... and I KNEW... without even looking at the caller ID, I knew it was THE call. Even though I was awake, it still felt like I was dreaming. Sure enough, it was my dad letting me know. I don't believe I'm psychic or anything like that, not at all, but I do believe sometimes God has ways of speaking to us, and He was telling me in my dream when it happened, and He prepared me for the news. It had started off as a great day hanging out with a good friend downtown & back home to chill with her... and then turned into a very sad day. I'm going to take a few days off from business for personal time.

My session for this weekend is still on. I know Gramma wouldn't want me to stop everything in my life and cry forever. So I'm going to do what gramma would tell me to do. Say a prayer, cry a little bit, and pick up the peices and carry on.

Thank you for everyone who has emailed me or called, I appreciate knowing I have friends and family who reach out to me during sad times. It helps me get through it. God has given me a very strong heart that I am thankful for, so pray for my family if you don't mind. Pray for my dad too. He loved his mommy & his birthday is coming up on Christmas and I don't want this to be a miserable year for him. Thank you.