Saturday, December 27, 2014

Walk today

Today, I walked to the Coin bridge, about 6 miles. Yesterday, I walked to the first Callen's Branch slab down the red hill and then back up the branch to behind the cemetery by the Stone place, up thru the pasture to the cemetery and back home, maybe 5 miles. Christmas, I just went to the red barn and back, 4 miles. Christmas Eve, I walked to the gate going up on the hill by Peden's chicken houses, around Comb's fence, to the top of the hill above our house and down the hill to Clayton's and home, probably about 4 miles.

  If I have kept track accurately, I have walked about 68 miles in December. That is a little over 2 miles a day, average. Today, since it was trying to rain, I wore the nice rain jacket Betty gave me. It never did actually rain, but there was moisture in the air. The rain jacket with the hood really worked nice for the moisture and as a wind block.

  I am thinking for my bday I am going to get a pair of winter boots to ware walking in the wet. Then, I am going to walk around by Coin, up to Eldridges, down by Lois Morris, and across the creek home one weekend. I am also, going to walk down the second Callen's branch, to where it comes out on the slab just this side of Billy Joe's. I took the camera every day except today, but I do not have any good pictures because it was too gloomy for good pictures. I looked at the weather forecast, and it just gets wetter and colder next week. You would think it was winter or something.

And, while I am walking, I am memorizing the books of the Bible. I got tired of the preacher saying turn to... and not knowing where to look. Sometimes, I was not even sure if it would be the New or Old Testament. I started this around Thanksgiving or a little before that. I can now say them all in order. I would write them to prove it, but I cannot spell worth anything. Here is the first letter of each book, in order.

Old Testament
New Testament
There are a lot of t's and j's in the New Testament. Some of the books, I had trouble pronouncing and I found a place on the web where you can search for a word, click on it and it is pronounced for you. I think I can say them all now. It is It is simple, and works.

  Got to go now. I am taking Helen to get her car, and I am going to try to return a couple of things to wally world. I cannot find the receipts, so I am toing to tell them they are presents. It is only $15 total, so if it does not work out, it is no big deal. Just a movie the kids already had and a electric grill that JR did not want. We will see how it goes. And, if the line is too long, I will probably just forget it.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014

Kids were happy with their lute.  Robert got 2 hot wheel race tracks and several Jeff Gordon including a #24 hat.  He was really pleased with everything.  Hannah got 3 talking toys that record what she says, and Emmy got her a Frozen doll.  And she got some jewelry.  She liked it all.  They had had a great time just hanging out and not going to school.  Robert thinks that is the best part.  Hannah is catching up on her sleep now.  She has still been under the weather with a cough and runny nose but was much better today.  Robert is trying out the race track Uncle George and Emmy got him.  He is such a happy boy.

Thanks to Winnie for the gift cards.  They will go spend them in a few days when things at the store are not so crazy.  They love picking out their own stuff.  Kriss and the kids also sent presents.  Robert's tiny car was a real hit.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


I am through with shopping.  Mostly shopping was for little grandkids.  Big grandkids are getting money, George bought his own present and Greg's present.  George got a new air compressor last week.  Usually I get him some little something in addition to the big present, but not this year.  I got this computer.  I am learning to use it better.  For posting on the blog, it works better with the keyboard, but for most other things, I use it folded as a tablet.  I do like it for reading books.  I downloaded a few games for the kids and they played them for a few day, but the last few days they have gone back to  the ipad games.  There are so many more games available for the ipad then there is for windows tablets.  Anyway, I like the tablet but still use the big laptop for some things.  I did finally figure out how to go back to the previous web page, but still sometimes it seems to just do whatever it wants instead of what I want.  And, the reason you have to be on the net to get your pictures off a card is that it auto stores them all on your Microsoft onedrive.  I guess I can change that, but for now, I just try to remember to connect before putting pictures on it.

Today, I am going for a walk, as I have not walked the  last two days.  I am going to get back to walking every day.  Then, we are having spaghetti and homemade rolls for Christmas Eve.  Jr is hosting a Christmas Eve dinner for his bunch at his house, so I am going to make enough rolls for both dinners.  Tomorrow, I am making ham and potatoes because that is what the boys like.  Helen is making us turkey with dressing.  We probably will not have to cook again for a week.

Hannah is still not feeling well, with a cough and runny nose.  At least the fever is gone. So far, Robert has not caught whatever it is.  I know she got this from the kids at church.  Many of them have been sick. 

Greg got Robert a NASCAR game for their WII machine and gave it to him yesterday, so that is all  Robert did all day yesterday.

I found that book A Long Way Home at Helen's library on the web, so I have it and one more book to read over the weekend.

It will be sunup soon, so I am going to walk.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

walk, no walk

I walked 4miles yesterday, but today after work I went to Berryville and bought Christmas groceries. We are having ham, potatoes and bread. Oh, and Lane got home about 3 this morning.  it was really good to see and talk to him.

We had the pot luck at church last night. Me, Helen, Hannah and Robert went. We had a good time. The kids really enjoyed it.

I work tomorrow and no more this week. My big boss is not at work this week and everyone is glad. It is a relief not to have to put up with him.

I am not feeling so hot. I am cold and I know it is not cold in here maybe I am getting what Hannah had. If I am sick Christmas George is going to have to fix Christmas dinner.