Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I don't know if I am bored or just boring

I absolutely have nothing to blog.

Does that mean that I am bored with life or is it that I am just boring? We have picked up pecans everyday this week. I have wrapped almost all my Christmas gifts. I feel as if I am in a rut. A good rut, but a rut nonetheless.

The only thing exciting coming up is that my daughter is coming to visit this weekend for her birthday. She will be 20 on December 5th. That is not exciting to me at all. It makes me 20 years older than I was when she was born.

Eddie and I watch television every night or either read. The weather is not conducive to doing things outside so we are somewhat limited in what we can do. I check my e-mails and blog pages daily, but I still feel a little bit out of touch.

I hope I get out of this melancholy mood. I don't like feeling this way.

I need a little pick-me-up...

Monday, November 28, 2005

This is my television night

Tonight "Surface" and "Medium" are both on, two of my favorite shows this season. I can't wait until 7:00p.m. If you have not seen "Surface", I would suggest you watch it. I have taped all episodes. We are gonna "Subway" it so we can spend our time watching the shows.

I wrapped some presents this afternoon after I got finished with work. I need to get some name tags before I forget which presents are for whom. I may make some on the computer.

My dear daughter called to tell me that there was severe weather in her neck of the woods. She said that her and Will saw a tornado on the way home from work. She has a very healthy fear of tornados, so I'm sure Will got the brunt of her phobia this afternoon.

Here we go 'round in circles...

Sunday, November 27, 2005

What are rainy mornings good for?

Rainy mornings are good for sleeping-in late; having a leisurely breakfast of sausage, grits, and biscuits with your wonderful husband; talking with your only child by phone (since she is not living with me right now); and Christmas shopping online.

Oh what joy it is for me, getting all my shopping done while never stepping foot in a retail store or mall. That is an early Christmas present for me. I know I sound crazy, whoever heard of a woman who does not like to shop. Well I am that woman.

Other than getting a couple of gift cards at Home Depot, a $10 gift card from Blockbuster (for the "dirty" Santa gift game for work), and ordering a couple more things for my daughter on-line, I am finished with everything, except the wrapping.

Eddie is out in the shop finishing up on staining the corner cabinet. Then we are gonna start making the mantel for our fireplace. So I guess I had better go and see what he is up to.

Happy raindrops...

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Last night I dreamed over and over about having a blizzard over Christmas. It was a lot of snow and ice and everyone was socked in. I really would not like to see that happen, because of people traveling and possible motor vehicle accidents.

I hope my dreams were not a premonition of things to come. With all the weather events that we have already had this year (Katrina, Wilma, mudslides, floods, fires, etc.), we really don't need anything else to happen, but it might be fun to tromp around in the snow. It's been a long time since I have been involved in a big snow. The last time we had a big snow I was living in Kentucky.

A few pretty snowflakes would suit me just fine...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turkey Day and Black Friday

Eddie and I spent a very quiet day today together. We picked up pecans and played around setting up some of his tools in his shop.

I was going to make a turkey breast and some mac-n-cheese, but Eddie had put the turkey in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator instead of in the regular part of the refrigerator and it was still frozen, when I went in there to get it out to cook.

We decided to just make taco salad, but we are very thankful for it.

I go to work tomorrow and Eddie will finish up on the corner cabinet he has been making. He said that he might start on our mantel for the fireplace tomorrow. Anyway, we will not be going shopping that's for sure. To all of you that are planning on going out tomorrow, please be careful and good luck finding those elusive bargains you are searching for.

Happy Gobbling and Happy Shopping...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Here is a small peek into the humor of my wonderful husband, Eddie!

Here is a picture of Jasir Arafat











and his long lost brother, Yessir Imafat! LOL

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

I am thankful for my hubby, my daughter, my family, my friends, my health, my animals, my job, enough money to pay my bills, my new truck, and a warm house because it is somewhat chilly tonight. I am thankful for living in a country that allows me to believe in God and worship Him. There are many other every day things that I am thankful for as well. Tell me what you are thankful for.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Early Thanskgiving!

Eddie and I are soon to be driving to Birmingham this morning (around 9:30a.m.). We are headed to my brother and sister-in-law's for an early Thanksgiving.

Yesterday, I prepared stuffed celery, sweet potato casserole, and a congealed salad. Eddie made two pecan pies and Shannon (in Birmingham) made a 4 layer chocolate delight. Several of the other family members are making or brining some things, but my sister-in-law Brenda has the bulk of the cooking on her. Since my mom passed away and I moved out of town, the burden for the holiday get-togethers has fallen on Don and Brenda's shoulders because Chris and his family live out of town too. The central location for all of us to meet is at Don and B's.

I want to thank Don and B for going to all the trouble of having all of us pile in on them. I know it is hard work to clean the house and cook for 15 to 20 people. I am very thankful to have my wonderful family. We may not see each other as often as we did in the past, but I know they are there for me and I hope they know the same can be said of me (that I am always there for them).

Sitting here this morning, thinking of all the wonderful people in my life, I realize I am truly blessed. Thank you God, for placing these people in my life. I love each and every one of them.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Here are some pictures of my fireplace in progress
















Eddie still has to put down the tile and build the mantle, so I can't wait 'til it is finished, but for now I am happy that we can have a fire. Tomorrow I will post more pictures of the workshop. He finished up on it today, but I got home after dark and was not able to take any pictures.

So until tomorrow...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Workshop in Progress






The shop should be finished in a couple of days. Then Eddie can put all of his tools and equipment in the shop. He wants to start making small wooden projects to sell like birdhouses, mailboxes, wooden toys, shelves, etc. He can make mantels, bookends and more. Hopefully he will get some orders and get an assembly line process in place and start making some money.

I just got Tagged!

I just got tagged, so here is my completed quiz.

2 names you go by
1.Debbie
2.Momma

2 things that scare you
1.Sharks
2.Snakes

2 of your everyday essentials
1.A kiss from my hubby
2.To hear from my daughter

2 things you are wearing right now
1.A sweatsuit
2.Houseshoes

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
1.Nickleback
2.Lifehouse

2 favorite songs (at the moment)
1.Photograph
2.You and Me

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
1.Trust
2.Passion

2 truths
1.The only thing you need to learn, is how to love and be loved in return.
2.God is Love

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
1.Laughing eyes
2.A cute derrierre

2 of your favorite hobbies
1.Reading
2.Scrapbooking

2 things you want really badly
1.A PictureMate Photo Printer for Christmas
2.The new Dean Koontz book, "Forever Odd" for Christmas
(I have everything else that I want and need)

2 places you want to go on vacation
1.Wyoming
2.Austria

2 things you want to do before you die
1.See my yet-to-be-born grandchildren
2.Open a restaurant

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick
1.I cry when watching sappy love stories (movies)
2.I love fluffy, little, frou-frou puppydogs

2 things you are thinking about now
1.What am I gonna fix for dinner
2.Do I have enough milk without having to go to the store

2 stores you shop at
1.Wal-Mart
2.Catherine's

2 people i would like to see take this quiz
1.Shannon
2.Jennifer

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pretty, pretty Princess

Any and all who read my blog, take this quiz and comment back to me on which princess you most closely resemble.

I was told I was most like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

http://disney.go.com/princess/html/main_iframe.html?pageID=which&sdk=msn

Monday, November 14, 2005

My baby girl and her beau



Here is a pic of Shannon and Will that I took while they were here this weekend.

We had a good time except for Shannon getting a flat tire, but luckily she had a full-size spare and Eddie was able to change the tire for her. She was then able to drive back home with no problem.

We watched the game (which was not good) and visited and had a good time. Eddie and I enjoyed their visit.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

I am bummed, my team lost

ROLL TIDE ANYWAY! LSU just played a little better than we did. Now we are looking to next week against Auburn.

Shannon and her guy are here. I made roasted Porkloin, homemade mac-n-cheese, peas, corn on the cob, sweet potato patties (with butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pecans), and mashed potatoes. Yeah don't say anything about the amount of starches mentioned, but Will doesn't like anything green, so I made what he liked, Shannon liked, and Eddie liked.

I went and got my flu shot today and I feel like I have the mini-flu and my arm is very sore, but it is worth it. If I can keep from getting the full fledged flu I will be doing good. It is not a good thing with my diabetes to come down with the flu.

I will go for now, have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The beauty of a woman...

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.


Author ~Audrey Hepburn~

Okay, here we go...I believe this is the start of the holiday rush

I got an e-mail regarding "the friend's" christmas party, and my sister-in-law called about Thanksgiving. My daughter is coming down this weekend which means I have to clean, clean, clean on my day off tomorrow, because she is bringing her "boyfriend," Will. I parenthesized boyfriend, because from what I hear he is a lot more than that. My baby girl went looking at ENGAGEMENT RINGS last night. What is that all about, it was just yesterday she was playing with dolls and thought boys were dumb. I am getting old, very old.

I have ordered most of my Christmas gifts online. I have a few more to get, but I am not going to be rushed this season.

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Materials for the shop arrived


We will have the shop finished by Thanksgiving. The materials arrived to day and Eddie is ready to start it up. Then he will be able to put all his tools inside and build cabinets and such out of the weather. He makes wonderful wood items. Above is a pair of bookends he made his mother.

I talked with my brother Chris today. He updated me on how the Guwin Clarks are getting by. I am glad they are all doing okay. My two nieces and my nephew were all Darth Vader for Halloween. I can't wait to see pictures. LOL

I also talked with my sister-in-law, Brenda for a couple of seconds she had to go take care of a bank customer. She was wanting to talk about Thanksgiving plans. We need to lock down a date for all the families to be there.

Shannon also called just to say Hi. She and her boyfriend are headed this way this weekend.
So I will be cleaning house until they arrive. LOL

I am going to watch The Ring Two, have a good night.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I am sick of pecans and we haven't really gotten started yet.

I have picked, cracked, and shelled pecans so much that my hands are aching. This is just from the two 5 gallon buckets I mentioned in an earlier post. We have bagged 10 pounds of pecans. I have no idea how many more buckets we will pick up and how many pounds of shelled pecans that will be.

I guess all the news about family having babies made me have a dream I was pregnant. When I told Eddie, he looked as if he was going to faint. He said that luckily for the both of us, we both are not able to have any more kids. He said he was way too old for that.

I have to go write bills, so I will close for now.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Our Netflix Movie DVD, "The Ring, Two" did not arrive

The picture is of the completed slab for the foundation of our shop.

Netflix reported they mailed it on Friday, the fourth and we should have received it on Saturday. I waited 'til today to see if it would come in the mail today, but it didn't. So I notified Netflix and they said they would promptly mail me a replacement. We couldn't have watched it tonight anyway, because this is "Surface" night. Because last Monday was Halloween, they showed three episodes of "Medium" instead of "Surface," "Vegas," and "Medium," so I have been craving the next episode all week. I even have Eddie hooked on the show. He does not watch regular television due to all the commercials, so for him to be watching this with commercials is HUGE! (I hope I spelled that right since I took the trouble to capitalize and bold it. LOL) It means he likes the show as much as I do and that is saying a lot.

I have to retract some of my rant from yesterday. The man did not actually steal the pecan picker upper, he left it under one of the trees by the big house, and just think I was ready to send him "up the river" to the "Big House." LOL I guess it is a small town with small town ways. I am just gonna have to "adjust."

Eddie and I both worked from home today, me at the computer and him outside "sawing logs," that's what I say he is doing when he is using the planer ripping down wood for a job. No he does not sleep on the job, he is a very conscientious worker hardly even stopping for breaks.

I will say goodnight now in preparation of my television show...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

I am totally flabbergasted!!!

We had a guy drive up to the house this morning, I guess maybe he was just being nosey. He started talking to Eddie about the shop, the fireplace, the gazebo, and the pecan trees. He picked up our pecan picker upper asking Eddie how to use it, then asked Eddie if he could pick up a handful of pecans. Eddie told him he could and the guy drove down to the other house and picked up some pecans, I don't know how many he picked up, but he left with our pecan picker upper. It cost over $15.00. Eddie doesn't even know his name, but he does know where he lives. We are going over there to get our pecan tool.

Then a little while later a lady down the street (that says she's kin to Eddie in some long drawn out way) calls to ask if she can come over and pick up a handful of pecans to make a pecan pie. I guess she saw the other guy picking up some. I made up an excuse and told her that the pecans were not that good yet, the ones that have fallen are dark and dry. I told her the good ones have not fallen off the trees yet. I didn't know what else to say. I didn't want to be mean, but I can just see her whole family over in the yard picking up pecans and who knows what else, when we are not at home. Eddie leaves small to large tools out for anybody to just come by and take away. I have told him as soon as we get the shop built, all of his tools need to go in it and be locked up. I know we are in the country and it's different than living in the city, but I can't help but question why a guy would just appear on our doorstop asking about everything. The audacity of the people around here get to me. I want to be neighborly and friendly, but I have never heard of such.

I told Eddie I actually think the guy was over here "casing the joint." If anything goes missing, I wouldn't put it past him to have stolen it. Eddie's mad at me because I guess he thinks I was questioning his judgment about letting the guy come on the property and look around like he did.

Oh well, I am P-picking mad now (the P stands for pecans)...

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A win, is a win, is a win!

ROLLLLLLLLL TIIIIIDE!!!!!!! A shut out it was (17-0). A great game for the offense it wasn't. Lost the Center to a leg fracture and Brodie looked a little confused, but the defense pulled us through. Way to go D-Fence!!!!! And as I was saying a win, is a win, is a win, no matter how you slice it. Alabama 9-0 for the season.

On another note, we are going out tonight to Outback to celebrate Eddie's daughter's birthday which is officially tomorrow, but we are celebrating tonight. So hopefully I will have some pictures. Eddie is drying his hair now and we will be leaving shortly.

I went and had my hair foiled and cut today. I think it looks nice, I will try to get a picture to post and show everybody.

That is all the news from LA (lower Alabama). TTFN WBL (Ta-Ta For Now Will Blog Later)...

Friday, November 04, 2005

It is my neice's birthday today! Happy Birthday Rachael


Happy Birthday to Rachael! If I added correctly she is turning 27. I still remember driving to Mississippi to see her when she was born. She was my 1st neice and she has always held a special place in my heart, not to mention that she is beautiful inside and out.

Rachael shares this birthday with my 1st great neice, Avery, who turns two today. I would post a photo of her, but all the photo's I have of her are outdated. I need to get a recent photo of her to post as well.

Can you believe I have three great neices and one on the way. I also have a neice or nephew on the way. So new babies are coming, more kisses and hugs to go around.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Two topics for discussion

First, the slab for the shop has been finished. I got home after dark so I was not able to take a pic to post on the blog, but I will get one tomorrow or this weekend.

Second, I went to Lowe's today and set up for them to come get the Husqvarna lawn tractor and reimburse me the money I purchased it with. They are to come pick it up on Tuesday. So, I am now satisfied from the results of all this turmoil, but it took from March until November to get it done. I hope to buy one of those ZTR lawn mowers.

So I am in a good mood tonight. Hope the same can be said for you...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Nothing much happening around here

I worked from home today.

The guy who cuts the hay on our property was here today for the last time this year.

Eddie went to the Paulks to finish up on their cabinet job, because he will have to be here tomorrow when they deliver the concrete for the foundation of the shop.

A meat truck came by hoping to sell some steaks. He reported to have ribeyes $1.00/piece. I told him I did not want to buy any. Whoever heard of ribeyes for sale at $1.00/piece. If I had bought some, they would have either been too tough to eat or maybe they would have "mad cow disease." And I'm already too crazy as it is. LOL

Eddie almost ran over a cotton mouth (snake) on the way home. He backed up to see if it was dead. He said it was curled up and struck at the left front tire. We didn't do anything about it, because I don't think there is such a thing as anti-venom for Goodyears.

I guess I'll go watch The Food Network. We are having fish and chips tonight.