Sunday, November 27, 2005

Time for a Break!

Thanksgiving is OVER! This has been the busiest week I can remember at home.

Tuesday night my son, Mike, came in from Arkansas with his wife, Gina. We were so glad to see them. I took Wednesday off but did not cook as planned. I don't remember exactly what I did that day. The rest of the week sort of followed suit.

Thursday my son, David, came over and my sister, Phyllis. Phyllis, Gina and I cooked dinner. Becca, David's wife had to work until 8 p.m. and so we decided to have our dinner ready about that time so she could join us. We did but were nearly famished by then. She came but had eaten at work! Ah, the joys of family. Won't do that again.

Then Friday Gina and I went shopping. I hate shopping on a good day. The day after Thanksgiving is NOT a good day. We went to Cato's where I gave Gina a gift certificate for her Christmas present and we went to a couple of other stores. They will be at her folks on Christmas and so get their presents now. I got Mike a webcam and myself one. He told me he wants to see my beaufitul face when we chat. So he got a webcam. Aren't sons wonderful?

Friday night we were going to watch movies and I wound up watching The Ring 2 by myself. Liked it. Not as scary as the first and not as much fun alone. Dave was supposed to watch it with me but Becca called him home. She didn't want to watch movies. He came back Saturday and watched it by himself.Gina and Mike don't care for scary movies. Jerry went to bed about halfway through. I am glad I like my own company.

Saturday we did some more shopping. We came back and Gina & I watched National Treasure. I liked it and then we played some Uno Attack. Gina bought me that for Christmas. Don't know what will happen when she goes home. No one to play games with unless I can get the other two over and Jerry will play.

Mike & Gina brought their cat, named CindyLu. Gina added the Lu because I don't think she is comfortable calling the cat by her mother-in-law's name. I don't really mind. It makes Mike happy. But every time he called the cat I kept answering!

We have Dave & Becca's dog because they don't know how to house break one. Raven, black lab pup. She met the cat and they got along famously. Had to call the dog off a few times because she thought the cat was a chew toy.

And so Sunday is here. Morning church, afternoon relax, night church. Have to go wash my tresses, take a nap and then be ready to leave by 6 p.m. I will get home around 11:00 p.m.

Thank goodness I get to go back to work tomorrow!

Thursday.... back surgery for Jerry. It begins again.

Dixie Girl

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Play's the Thing

Someone already said that but it works. For the last month my spouse and I have been involved in practicing a play at church. Friday and Saturday nights were performace nights. It went well and I had a blast doing it. But I am so tired.

We taped it so copies could be made and anyone who wanted one could buy it. I watched the tape last night and do you know it is true that the camera adds 10 pounds to a person! Really. I will probably never wear that blouse again. It didn't look that bad in the mirror.

I started this blog thing a week ago and have not had time to really investigate what it is and how it works. I,of course, know what it is, but not exactly how everything works. I already have a web site so this seems a bit much. Who wants to talk to me anyway?

I do see some positive effects. My family can post and we could keep in touch much better that way since most of them never call. I have about 40 people in my address book and IM so there is a group to tap into. Of course, this assumes that they want to put messages here.

Then there is this little forum I am participating in at the moment. Involves history regarding the French Revolution, more specifically Marie Antoinette. Do you know there are people out there who actual dream of this dead queen? I suspect some of them have little altars to her. Really. And some of them can get quite hostile when you tread on their little queen. Do it anyway. It makes the site so much more interesting.

Visit it if you like history, like Marie Antoinette, or you want to read my post. If you are interested in joining the fray,contact Axel, the moderator. He is always looking for new members to add a bit of spice. The address is in the links section. Tell him Dixie Girl sent you.

My posting has been fun and there are some very nice people with lots of smarts participating. It has allowed me free rein of my sarcasm and writing. Both of which need work! Axel keeps asking for more so I guess it is ... well, good seems a bit arrogant of me.

Mike is coming home for the holiday. He and Gina will be home on Tuesday night. I will be so glad to see them. Mike has called nearly every day to say he is coming home in x days. Driving us crazy but I understand he is excited. We will be 6 for Turkey day.

David will be here but Becca has to work a double shift at the nursing home and so may not make it. Phyllis, my sis, will be here, too. We all plan on playing Clue, and Uno, and Twister and anything else we can think up. We love playing games on holidays.

The boys and I always did that when they were growning up. Jerry would usually be watching the games on television and the boys and I and Phyllis would be playing board games. The girls they married seem to like the tradition and now everyone wants to play games on holidays. I am glad. It is good quality time and everyone has fun.

I may not post again for another week but if you stop in please add a post to let me know you were here. Like I said, this is new territory and I am discovering what I can do with it. Check out the website and read the stories on the last page. I am nearly done with an update and soon there will be more.


Dixie Girl

Monday, November 14, 2005

Getting Started

I am so new at this. Just set this up on the spur of the moment. It is 1 a.m. and I have to be at work by 8 a.m. I have to stop this late night stuff!
Why in the world do I need a blog? I will be back to spruce it up when I am not drooping over the keyboard and can see straight.
I don't know how long this will last... What could I possibly have to say?
Visit my website. Far more interesting. An update is coming soon.