Saturday, December 08, 2018

Dreary and cold

But not snow and ice as yet like was forecast. The weather map actually looks like it is all going south of us when a couple of days ago they predicted right along the state line. Right now our cup is half full.

Greg came in last Monday and will likely be here till next year. That is good for the kids. He will be here when I am gone off across the big water. I looked at future weather and the week before Christmas looks good right now.

I am ready for the boys Christmas but still need something good for the girl. I really don't have any good ideas unless I get her a new phone. Haven't made up my mind about that yet.

I opened the gate for the gosts early today but they decided to sleep in

Helen is busy making grandkids quilts. I am not that energetic anymore. Easier to give money.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Twelve not yet thirteen

Hannah had 3 friends stay overnight for her birthday. So far so good. We had burgers and tots last night and pizza and cake today.  I take them home in a bit except for one that is staying another night.
Her dad gave her money. I think I will take her to Fayetteville next Saturday to spend it.
It is really windy today.and last night we had thunder storms. Unusual for december.
I get to stay home monday. My last vacation day for the year. It resets this week. Thirty years. I count myself lucky in my work. Not many people who work for big chicken have the easy work life I have.  
Oh, and I held my current position longer than hannah has been alive. She has had a good birthday celebration.

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Today I am taking the girl shopping in Branson for her birthday. When I asked what she wanted she did not have an answer.  So, I am going to let her buy her own present.
They go back to school tomorrow, but I have Monday off.  Dec 5 I will have worked for this company 30 years. I had 3 day to take before that date. I was thinking the other day,  over half those years have been in my current job. It doesn't seem that long.
Robert doesn't take to shopping like hannah, but he is going anyway.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, almost like late summer. Today is going to be cooler but still ok.
I am going to look for a vest to wear on my trip. I need one with zipper pockets. If I don't find one I like, I am just going to wear the one I have.
Greg is supposed to be finishing his Montana job and heading fir ohio. Just in time for the wint r r storm.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Eagles have returned to Dry Creek

The Eagle tree on JR Snow's place, across the road from his house.

I took lots of pics, so some of these are the same and one is cross ways.

And then my herd of Sixteen.

Today, I am painting the trim for my bathroom closet door so when Gilbert comes over to put it up, it will be ready.

It is supposed to be almost 70 today, so here in the shelter of the rock query, it probably will be 70.  Enjoy the day as it is prepared for you.

Friday, November 23, 2018


Had a great Thanksgiving with Erin and all Sister Betty ' family  yesterday.  Betty girls prepared a wonderful meal.  Greg Jones" Dad smoked a turkey and it was the star of the show.  There were so many deserts it was impossible to choose.   I choose Erin ' lemon pie with calf sobers and brought home a whole pumpkin pie plus cinnamon ring for breakfast today.

I had thought about buying a new phone at wally world and we actually went to harrison last night. It was such a madhouse we left after a few minutes.  I bought the kids food at macs and just came back home.

I am prouder of my phone today.  Really as a phone it is not the best.  It drops lots of calls and cuts me off a lot.  But when thinking changing yesterday I decided I needed to check my pws on my three email accounts. I actually use all three still. Checking pws is not easy when every device has stored pws.  This morning with the help of my phone I got all three sorted out.

Now to see if this posts without me entering my new Google pw in this phone app.  I think it will.  I knew I did not have the Google pw cause I tried to help hannah with her phone and it would not let me in.  I.knew I needed to get pws  straight before changing phones.  I don't know if I will get a new phone or not. This one is good at everything except making phone calls.  I may get hannah a new cheap phone fir her bday and Xmas. Or maybe not. We will see.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Thanksgiving Prayer

From Dear Abby...

Oh Heavenly Father

We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank Thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service.
That Thy gifts to us may be used for others.