Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Floor

A year or so ago we found a spot in our kitchen floor was very soft.  Our house is on pier and beam so there is no concrete.  Of course this soft spot was where I stood all the time to cook.  Well, about a month ago it finally was time to get the floor replaced.  The first day they worked, they took out the floor and subfloor, replaced some of the beams and added some boards to a couple of others.  I thought I had taken more pictures of the before work but I guess I didn't.  Here it is down to the dirt under the house.  There is NO WAY in the world that I could ever do this kind of work.  It freaks me out thinking about what could be under the house!! 

About three weeks later they came back out to finish the job.  Now that everything is completed I can take my kitchen table apart and store and put my “new” Hoosier cabinet in its place for some more kitchen storage!!

It is so nice to be able to cook without feeling like I am standing in a hole!!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Supper Menu - Sept. 16

Monday:  leftover spaghetti, corn and French bread

Tuesday:  $5.00 footlongs from Subway

Wednesday:  fend for yourself

Thursday:  meatballs and mashed potatoes

Friday:  out to eat

Saturday:  fend for yourself

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Uggghhh. . . . . .I finally started another post and word stopped working and lost what I already typed up.  Lately I have been stuck when it comes to blogging.  I have started several over the last few weeks concerning things going on in my life right now but they didn’t get finished because was worried about how they would come across and the one or three people who read this would wonder what my problem was/is. 

I am still looking for a job.  This is very stressful.  I feel that teaching is what I am supposed to do but it just isn’t happening.  We are to the point that I am going to have to find something non teaching related and that breaks my heart.  I do not want to get stuck in another job doing what I don’t love but for financial reasons I am going to have to.   I am 40+; I should be doing what I love not working just for a paycheck (at least that is how I feel about it).

Family. . . .I love my family with all my heart but things have changed since my Mom passed away.  I thought my sisters and I would be closer but it hasn’t turned out that way.  I don’t know what to do about it.  I think for a while for my own sake, I am going to take a step back from things and be there is they need me but not try to do or be anything else.  That may sound mean but I am really struggling with some very hurt feelings. 

I can’t believe that we are already ½ way through September.  I have not done anything Christmas gift wise and getting some sort of job will determine if we will be Mr. & Mrs. Scrooge this year.  I already told my nephew that he needed to start praying that I find a job if he wants a present!!!  My birthday is in less than a month and my Gmom P’s 90th birthday is a month from today.  Last weekend we celebrated my Gmom W’s 89th birthday.  It was so nice to see family that we don’t get to see very often.

Yesterday was a huge football game in our part of the world.  We have a combined population (between the sister cities we live in) of 175,000 folks (I do not know if that even includes the huge # of students attending TAMU and Blinn Jr. College) and this weekend we had an additional estimated (before this weekend) 75,000 of our closest friends and relatives visiting.  Oh my goodness.  It was crowded everywhere you went.  We did not go to town except for early dinner Friday evening, to DQ and the bank during the game and to church and lunch today.  Needless to say the outcome wasn’t what we had hoped for but we did make a good comeback at the end of the game.  Like him or not, Johnny Manziel is talented and we have some other outstanding players so they made for an exciting game!!!  Now everyone can go back home so we can have a few days of “quiet” before we play SMU here at home.

Well, I hope I haven’t put you to sleep or whined too much.  Just got a lot going on and am finding it hard to express my feelings.  Have a great week.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Supper Time

Well, it seems like the only time I blog anymore is to give you our boring menu!  Here is what we will be eating this week.  Nothing exciting!
Monday:  baked spaghetti, corn, cheesy texas toast
Tuesday:  sausage on a stick and potato salad
Wednesday:  fend for yourself
Thursday:  leftovers or salad or baked potato
Friday:  out to dinner
Saturday:  fend for yourself

Hope you are having a great September.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Menu for the Week

Nothing new or exciting this week but just in case you were wondering what we are eating this week this is it.

Monday:  taco salad

Tuesday:  homemade chili and hotdogs with tatortots

Wednesday:  fend for yourself

Thursday:  fish fillets and mac & cheese

Friday:  out to dinner

Saturday:  lunch with the family to celebrate my Grandmother’s 89th birthday.


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