Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Past Few Days

Thanksgiving went fairly well this year. I did not do any where near the cooking I usually do, since we didn't have family over outside of our son. Katy, Brian and Maddie were out of town visiting Brian's family this year, and Bob has been on vacation this past week. We really didn't do anything, but I think that was fine with Bob. Not doing anything is a vacation for Bob. His schedule is usually packed full just about everyday and evening. I baked some cranberry bread for Bobby and three pies and all the usual Thanksgiving food. Turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, crescent rolls and cranberry sauce. That is too much food for three people but we will eat it off and on. I used to make food everyday for a week when we had a lot of people over. We watched "Planes, Trains and Automobiles". My favorite part is when they are in the car and John Candy is driving and dancing to the song "Messing Around". I have seen it many times and it still cracks me up.
Some sad news is that Bob's sister had to go into the hospital the day before Thanksgiving and is not doing well. She had some health problems this time last year and seemed to recover ok, but has had a set back these past few days. We have been at the hospital off and on.
Katy and Brian and Maddie come back today. I am anxious to see some pictures and hear how it went. Sunday we hope to have a family meal together here with all of us. Maybe I can talk them into dragging all the Christmas decorations up, and trying to get into the spirit. My sleeping is a bit off as I have been waking up at 3 am and then not getting back to sleep for awhile and trying to catch up with a nap. Think I will mosey back to bed now. Have a great day!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Halloween Fun

Our first Halloween party in our first house. The year was 1977. We got our outfits at the Goodwill. My hair is real. I used to curl it really tight with small sponge rollers when it was still wet and sleep on it to get it to curl like that. At the time I really loved Barbra Streisand and her hair was like that. But here... I was supposed to be Harpo and Bob was Groucho. After 32 years of marriage I think I have become both a groucher and a harper. Are those real words?

Christmas Season


Well, I suppose today is kind of the first official day of our Christmas Season. The day after Thanksgiving when all the "shopping" madness starts. I have had such a hard time getting into the spirit of it all for so many years now. I can't say why, because I don't know why. Somewhere along my journey of ageing, it just slipped away some where. I just go through the motions until the second Sunday in January. Some years I get better, or more in the spirit as the days go by. It is just really hard to get my spirit filled motor reeved up. If that makes any sense!
However, there are still two things that I really enjoy about the season. One is my Christian faith and the church celebrations. And the other is Christmas Cards. I love Christmas Cards. I have saved all of our cards for the past 31 years. I am not sure where they all are, but they are here somewhere. I keep saying I want to get a tree like the one in the above picture to hang them on. Maybe this year I will. My card list has dwindled over the years though due to the passing of so many family members, and friends. So far, I have found one box of cards that I liked and bought them, but may have to find some more. I am picky about what kind I send. I have never really gotten into the card making craft, even though I love it when someone sends us one. I tried maybe once to make them and just got frustrated.
This is about all I have for this day in my life. Thanks for visiting!

1977



Me and Bob receiving some words of advice or well wishes from someone in Bob's family at our wedding shower. Since she has her arm on Bob's shoulder, I am thinking she may be saying, "Run like Hell son, while you still have a chance!"


Me going to work. Fancy dresser wasn't I???
I built computers. Stuffed circuit boards, wired chassis, soldered parts, etc.


Our first camping trip with one of our bosses and his wife and son. We drove to Chicago to try and see King Tut's exhibit, but the line was too long and we gave up. We did get to see several other things though. Buck Minister Fuller's exhibit comes to mind. I'll have to ask Bob what else we did. My memory is hazy. I do remember I was peeling potatoes here in this picture. I think I impressed Bob with my cooking abilities when we first met. We were both around 25 almost 26 when we married, so I already knew how to cook. Looking at that shirt reminded me of how skimpily we I dressed during those days. It had a tie under the bosom area and then you let your midriff show. And I had on short shorts. I can no longer judge the teens at the teen dances now when I go back in time like this and see what a free thinker I was.

Once Again....I Am Goofing Off...Sidetracked In The 60's and 70's

What was I thinking???? Doing some cleaning and trying to throw things away here and there and ran across some old photos. I am going to guess this was about 1967 or 1968. I think my Mom had that in her stuff when I got some boxes she had put away after she died. The photo is so old you can't enlarge it without distorting it, but I have a very hazy memory of trying to make my eyes like Twiggy's. The hair....no clue what that was all about. The dress, I do remember making that dress. It was a very popular dress style and very easy to make. I can't recall what the poster was on the wall. Something from that year, probably in an album. I think albums put posters in them sometimes. Not sure.


Here I am at a nude beach..I think. Once again hazy memory.
You have to visit Sandy's blog to get that joke.




And...here I am at a ladies house that I worked with. My first real job after High School. We worked 3rd shift at a factory. I think I was about 18 or 19 years old here.

Okay...back to work.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My New Blog

Here is a collage of the many mes. There aren't a whole lot of pictures of me when I was little for a couple of reasons. One being my family was too poor to have cameras. Second reason being I never liked my picture taken and would usually try to tear up my pictures. Especially my school pictures. How the few that you may see here survived is beyond me. Now I am kinda glad that they did. I actually look so much worse now, than these old pictures, and that is why you may not see many current ones of me. If I could ever get a few (many) pounds off of me, I may not mind a picture here and there. The bottom right picture is my little grand baby, Maddie. My own 2 children and son-in-law, are getting used to the idea of taking a back seat to her. She is the new kid on the block with soft baby cheeks to kiss. I miss the smell of baby powder. I heard the Dr's. today don't recommend it. Something about it gets into our lungs. Whatever, I think it smells good and like to put it in my shoes sometimes.
So this will be my first posting on the new blog that (I will cross my fingers) updates on any ones side bar. I have had to go back to having my Granny K blog private because some odd comments were left there, but if you are interested, let me know and I can add your email to that one so you can hear about my Granny K and Grandpa V adventures. This blog will be the only one I really use for everyday posts. Thanks for visiting me!

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever