I’m in love

With the Osmond Brothers – all of them.  They were on Oprah last week and I dvr’ed it – thank goodness because after I watched it the first time, I reversed it and watched the brothers singing together again and then again.  I’ve been doing that every night a couple of times before I go to bed.  Feeling a little guilty because I enjoy it so much.  Nothing like a man over the age of 50 in a dark suit, singing, smiling and movin’ around on stage like they move around…woooooeeeeee.  Holy Moly…I even have the hots for Donny (he just turned 50 or is close to turning 50)… I was not crazy about him when I was younger but what a presence he has now.  Marie is another story…she’s aged well, still sounds good but I’m wondering if she might be a little bit of a wack job.  Who wouldn’t after 8 kids.  I didn’t go to bed last night until after 1 am because I watched several osmond shows on you tube and I checked out the Branson, MO schedule.  You know we fish down there in Lebanon, MO and think nothing of driving to the “throwed roll restaurant” (Lamberts)  so why not go on down to Branson and watch them in person…ooooooooooooooo my…Nina did WHAT IN BRANSON?????

Until next time…..

Six degrees

tlm0000 mentioned on her website this week about being curious about other xanga members and how she might find a connection using the six degrees of separation theory.  I’ve actually wondered about that several times.  Would someone a stranger from xanga and I be able to find some type of personal connection in six degrees.  Fascinating thoughts.  If you are willing, let me know.

The new truck

After we got Aunt Frances’ stuff unloaded at mom’s yesterday, Carl asked if we had plans for supper…so we decided to meet at the New Super Hyvee in Newton for supper.  Okay…maybe you have to live in a small medium size town to appreciate this excitement.  We got to town a little early so decided to drive thru the car wash because you couldn’t even read the license plate because of all the mud…have I mentioned before that we live on a gravel road…anyway….as the light indicates we can pull out, “he” says…did you pay for the blower”  I thought – NO I DIDN’T PAY FOR THE BLOWER  HOW COLD DO YOU THINK IT IS  but thanks for biting my tongue, I only said.  No.  and then I looked down at the outside temp and it was 26 degrees…as we headed the 3 blocks to Hyvee I started to worry and dialogue about the doors freezing shut and “he” who I affectionately tells you has an opinion about everything said nothing….now I’m worried.  I said…so….do you have a plan…he said uh, no.  

The doors didn’t freeze shut…let this be a lesson to you….when the temp is 26 degrees, you don’t have to pay for the drying blower at the car wash….live dangerously…it’s kind of fun 🙂 by the way…here’s a pic of the truck while it is clean….. 

Vim, Vigor and Vinegar

So….when I married “him” he moved me to the country…prior to that I was a city girl from Des Moines.  I could go on about that this morning but I’ll save it for another day…

The Iowa countryside is overpopulated with white tailed deer.  I’m talking over populated…when the girls lived at home, I saw deer more than I saw them.  I curse deer.  I haven’t hit one yet but I’m probably the only one in Iowa who hasn’t…At work, we have the capability of scanning the perimeter of the jail with the cameras.  Frequently Kim scans the countryside around the facility for deer around dusk.  When there are no deer – she says aw, Brown with her sad face.  When there are deer, she follows them around while they are eating and says LOOK< BROWN.  I usually roll my eyes and silently curse and think there are only deer there because there are not enough deer tags issued.  Are you with me here.  So….when I got up yesterday morning, “he” says…hope the dogs didn’t wake you but we we had deer in the yard this morning and they were going nuts.  I thought  “wow, deer…YOU JUST DON’T SEE THEM VERY MUCH DO YOU!!!!!!!!!! So this morning while I’m waiting for the french press to steep my coffee (I initially rolled my eyes about the french press too), the dogs started whining and prancing at the door so I let them out and they went to the fence barking their heads off and guess what was there… I RAN TO GET MY CAMERA….I SNAPPED 4 PICTURES HAD TO PUT IT ON ZOOM BECAUSE THEY WERE DOWN IN THE TIMBER…I COULD SEE THEIR ADORABLE LITTLE TAILS..I couldn’t wait…I put the pictures on the computer and you couldn’t see one deer…I’m so bummed.  Devil Dog is keeping guard at the deck doors now so I don’t have to keep looking – but I keep looking…WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME    🙂

By the way, just for the record, I love the country now too….spring, summer and fall and when I don’t have to work on a beautiful snowy day.  I’m starting to get all squishy inside when I’m around cats too since Kate got Zelda………

Until next time…never know who I’ll be…..

Pride commeth before the fall

I hate fantasy football!!!! That’s all I’m gonna say.

It begins today.  Phil and Carl and I are going to Aunt Frances’ to move the first of her things to mom’s house.

Now the positive.  We’ve dragged out the Christmas decorations.  I’m looking forward to decorating when we get back from Des Moines.  The only disadvantage that I can see is having to dust…you know…only because when you move things, you can see the dust…otherwise I wouldn’t consider it dusty 🙂

Upward and onward.

Until next time…..



“35,000 swarm Jordan Creek for Black Friday bargains”

Sorry – a little irritable today – starting south beach again – the 3 day sugar withdrawal is just nasty. 

Wanted to share the headline about the shopping deluge at Jordan Creek with everyone from desmoinesregister.com

Just thinking about the gooey pumpkin butter cake that Jenny made for Thanksgiving – came from Paula Dean…

oh my

Until next time…..

A day late

Maybe a day late for this one for Thanksgiving but so funny I about fell off my chair laughing………

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back.

John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. In desperation, John threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said, ‘I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.’

John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. He was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird continued, ‘May I ask what the turkey did?’


Working the holiday

While everyone else in America was out shopping on Black Friday….and why do they call it Black Friday….I worked and made money.  I have to say that I’ll bet I was a lot happier working and making time and a half than those out fighting the crowds and spending.  The newest mall in Des Moines opened at midnight – o – one this morning.  There were 35,000 people lined up to go in.  THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND.  Shoppers had to wait in line for 2 hours to check out. TWO HOURS….except at Scheels…they were organized and it was only 45 minutes.  I’m kind of shocked by this and I’m disgusted…I hope this was just an adventure…something new to do with friends and family…if that is the case…guess better than staying up all night drinking….. never say never…who knows…maybe there will be a midnight to morning shopping trip in my future???  I guess it has to be fun and rewarding or no one would be doing it right???  To each his own, I guess….

Until next time…..