Why does Christmas shopping have to be so hard? Thankfully we don’t exchange with the nieces and nephews anymore as that would of made it that much harder for me this year. It’s not so much the money, but what to get something that makes it hard for me.
I guess for my oldest nephew I could of looked at getting him a gator commander series dread at guitar center. It wasn’t to long ago that his Mom told me that his guitar case broke and he was going to need a new one. Of course I’m not quite sure what a good guitar case is and what’s not a good one.
Once again even though I know of something he might need, I still have no clue as to what kind to get him.
This is a flashback Monday for me as this is one of the songs we sang at our Christmas program when I was in 1st grade! (33 yrs ago!) It’s crazy that I remember this like it was just yesterday, but I do!
When I went to bed last night I could tell I was coming down with something as my ears seemed to be feeling plugged up. (More so my right ear) I heated up my bean bag and was hoping putting some warmth on it would help it, but unfortunately that’s not the case. My gut is telling me it’s something to do with my sinuses even though I don’t have a sinus headache. I just wish I knew for sure what to do. I took a nice hot shower and rubbed my sinus area’s and that was feeling better. It’s one of those days where I wish Paul wouldn’t of gone to trucking schoool, but instead a school for massage! I wonder if doing something like that would end up helping? I know a nice back massage would feel good right now.
Have you ever had this happen? If so, what did you do for it? I’ve tried cold medicine and Aleve D Sinus & Cold medicine too, but so far no luck.
I know people my age (30-40′s) don’t usually thinking much about retirement to much, but I have to say that I always have it in the back of my mind. I can’t wait for the day that Paul will be able to retire from where he works, but at the same time I also worry, wondering if we will have enough money saved up to be able to live on as I highly doubt social security or his pension will be around and they both seem to be going bankrupt.
If by chance they were still around and he could retire I would LOVE nothing more than to live more like my parents and other older people I know that end up being “snowbirds” as they head south for the winter. I’m not a huge fan of winter and I really dislike HOT weather during the summer, so the best solution would be to live south in the winter & north in the summer!
Instead of buying a place in the south, I think I would look up senior travel at this site and visit quite a few different places! That way I wouldn’t get board visiting the same place all the time. The great thing too at looking there while being a senior and especially one that is retired is since you are retired you could leave whenever so you could find better deals at the last minute specials! I would just have to make sure that wherever Paul and I would end up, I would have to have enough rooms like my parents do, so my kids & grandkids could come down and visit us!
Are you retired? Do you ever dream about the one day where you will be able to retire? If so, do you see yourself traveling more often or not as much?
So how was your Halloween? Our was quite wet as it rained most of the day and the whole time we were trick or treating. Thankfully it was more of a drizzle and not the hard rain, but we were still soaked by the time we got done with our neighborhood and my in-law’s neighborhood.
What did you or your kids end up being? I didn’t dress up, but Kevin ended up being a truck driver while Katie was a black cat!
This was our first year having a real garden. For a couple adults that don’t know what we are doing, we were pleased how it turned out.
I always wanted to have a garden, but with our property there really wasn’t a great place to have one as I really didn’t want to have one in my front yard where everyone would be watching me bending over plucking weeds.
This past winter Paul decided we were going to chop down our ornamental plum tree next to our house as it was diseased and it was just time for it to go. We didn’t know what we were going to put in it’s place and after talking about it we decided to make a trellis and plant our garden in that area. It’s not a big area, so we thought this way our veggies could grow UP instead out like most gardens.
Here are some pictures of what the trellis looked like and how the plants ended up doing throughout the summer.
Filed under Michigan, Paul, Yard
This weekend in Michigan a bunch of young boys and girls will be out in the woods with their Dad’s (maybe Mom’s, Grandpa’s, uncles.. an adult mentor) for their Youth Deer Hunt! I love the fact that these young kids can have a chance of shooting a deer without all the pressure of all the other adults out there at the same time trying to get one.
This is my son’s first year going and let me say, he is so excited. I thought it was going to be a little harder to get him up at 4am, but all I had to do is ask him if he wanted to go deer hunting and he shot up and said let’s go!! I know that got his Dad’s heart beating as it’s always been his dream to take his kids hunting and teaching them everything.
I just have to laugh at all the stuff they have to take with them. Paul sat up shop yesterday so the deer blind and chairs are already out there, but they still had to remember to bring their licenses, gun & bullet’s (which he just about forgot the bullets), the gun rest, snacks and drinks (it’s a good thing Kevin is extremely strong as that backpack is quite heavy) and some books and the iPad mini in case he really get’s bored.
All I know is I can’t wait to hear the stories about how his first hunt went! I hope it will be a day filled with excitement and one he will always remember.
Instead of hearing the song School’s out for Summer… I’m hearing the same toon, but in my head I’m singing School’s back in Session!! While I loved having the kids home with me this summer, it feels good to be able to have time for myself again. This is week 2 of school and I’m actually enjoying the slower pace than last year. Last year I helped out with both classrooms. One on Tuesday the other on Friday so it seems like my week flew by even faster as those days I felt like I really couldn’t get into anything because I needed to keep an eye on the time so I wouldn’t be late to school. So far this year I’m only helping out every other Friday so I feel like I can breath now! Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVED helping out with the classes last year and honestly miss helping out with Kevin’s class this year, but I also enjoy having some down time.
While I took a bunch of back to school pictures I thought I would share my favorite one. Can you tell who was excited to go to school and who wasn’t? I’m just glad when they got off the bus, they both were excited for this school year!!
Filed under Katie, Kevin, school
Have you been watching America’s Got Talent? This is the first year we’ve watched it and I’m so amazed at the things these people can do. The one thing I’m amazed at is the little kids getting up on that stage doing things in front of millions of people! There is no way you would be able to get me up there.
This week they had a couple girls (10 yrs old) called 2Unique where one is a rapper and the other is a DJ. While I’m not quite into that kind of music, they did have me popping my head along with them. Watching the smaller of the two girls doing her DJ’ing was cool. Here I thought a DJ just needed a CD to play on a CD player, but I guess that’s not the case since I’ve read they need something called cclassic ortofon cartridges. While I’m not 100% sure they are, but to me they look like the part on a record player that makes it play the music.
All I do know is one thing, 2Unique did a good job and even though they didn’t make it to the semi finals, congratulations to them for making it to the quarter finals!