I don’t know about you, but I have never been more ready for spring to come as I’m so sick and tired of this cold spell we have been having! It’s so cold I don’t even want to go to the bus stop in the afternoon as by the time I get home my hands are freezing and that’s with gloves on and when we go to bed at night I make sure we all have at least a couple blankets on all of us so we can stay warm.
How is it in your area? Is it just as cold as we are having here? I thought I would post this song today as it’s how I’ve been feeling…. Baby it’s cold outside…
It’s hard to believe in less than 2 months, Paul and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary! While it seems like it was just yesterday, looking at pictures you can tell it’s been a “few” years. I know quite a few people celebrated their anniversary every year by doing something extra special like maybe buying the other spouse some jewelry like Scott Kay cobalt rings (which are beautiful by the way) but we so far have only done a simple dinner out and that’s it.
This year will be different though. I found out that John Berry is coming in concert 2 days before our anniversary not to far from our house! Not only is he going to be that close, but his tickets for VIP seating is so reasonable that we asked the kids if they would like to come with us and they jumped at the chance.
I know most people would rather celebrate without the kids, I guess for me having the kids with us so we can show them what love is like is important to me. I will take a rain check though where Paul and I can have our alone date another day/night.
What did you do for your last wedding anniversary? Do you tend to go out and do something extra special or are you like us and dinner out is about the most you do?
I turned on our local news station around lunch time to see that our 5/3rd Ball Park (home to the West Michigan Whitecaps, Single A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) is up in flames! I was hoping it would be put out quickly, but that didn’t seem to be the case. I have a feeling it will be awhile before we can see a ball game there again.
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.
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