Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
And below Astrid before the football came last night!
Friday, September 23, 2016
Clayton Powell would be 72 tomorrow! Wish he had not checked out so soon!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sigrid made the quiz bowl team. I don't think the other two girls every tried out. They always missed words on purpose so they would not have to be be in the spelling bee. Quiz bowl is sort of like Jeopardy on tv but there is no board. All the questions are asked and you buzz to answer. After you buzz you may be able to consult your team, I am not sure of all the rules, but I am going to have Sigrid fill me in on it. I think it would be fun. Sigrid had all A's at 5 weeks.
Clayton and Greta and liking school just fine. Erin and Greg are having to do some work on the new old house before they can move in. They will probably get their old house approved for hud rental. In October I plan to go up and see the new residence. Larry went up this week and took some gun customers. Larry bought a gun but Greg would only have him pay cost so they did not make any money off Larry.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sigrid makes a cute Barbie Doll!Ingrid's school is doing the character day later this year. Who will she be? She has a Volleyball game today that I will try to go see. Below is from a recent football game.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Erin and the kids came today to visit. I had to go to Kroger and pick up cottage cheese before they got here. Greta loves cottage cheese and I have to put sprinkles on top. It was nice to see them. Greg worked all night and needed to sleep so they drove down to help fill up the day.
I went to walk today and got caught in a downpour. After walking, I was going on to Kroger, but I had to come home and change clothes first. Also was worried about my phone. I took it out of the case and dried it good. I put it in an "upper under garment" to help keep it dry. I guess it worked just fine!
Larry and I get paid this Wednesday and it seems a long time ago in August that we got paid. I think this is the latest in the month we ever get paid. If the first is Tuesday, 3 weeks away would be the 21th. So that is the late date payday for us. If Wednesday is the first day of the month, payday for us is the 15th I think making it the earliest.
I do know tomorrow is Monday and I don't have to go work tomorrow, Fleta!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Ingrid looks like she is enjoying the dance with the guy here!
Below Clayton is asleep before 8 last night. He is like his Gigi. Greta, Erin said, was screaming at her because she had to turn in. This morning I am sure Clayton was up and craving his breakfast and Greta was "a draggin'".
Advice I saw this morning that I liked. Use your pause button. When you are mad--hit your pause. Tired--hit pause. Pause I think would relate to "wait" in the Bible. So when you are in doubt, pause, and when you pause---PRAY.
Erin is excited today. They get the keys to their new house. I loved the story Helen told me about Daddy when he bought the farm. I checked the details with Fleta and she and Helen's stories jived. I didn't even remember the story, but then it starts coming back to me. After Dad came home from WW II, he bought a big farm on Dry Creek in Carroll County. The Leather's family owned the farm. Patsy always said it had a real bad house and and real nice barn. It had bottom land and some woods. Watson Leathers had the house rented to a young couple with kids. They were supposed to be moved, but were dragging their feet with excuses which very well may have been real. Daddy owned the house so he moved in with them. He went to the table when the lady of the house cooked and ate. When the husband left for work, Daddy remained with the wife. Well, in just a few days, they moved and Daddy moved his family in the new home. Erin asked me what she could do, if Mr. F did not move his stuff out of the house. I told her to start moving in. This was before I was told the Willis story. So, I am thinking "I think just like my Daddy." I miss him today. He always was a good, honest man. How lucky I am to have half my DNA come from him.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
I walked a little over three miles. Hope to accomplish something today. I am working on a crochet project that Laura asked me to do last year. I just finished reading "The Mannings" about the football quarterbacks. I enjoyed it. Archie Manning's dad shot himself when Archie was in College. The suicide of his father was the event that shaped him.
Hope Greta has a great day at school. She loves school but has trouble getting to sleep at night so she has trouble getting up in the morning. Personally, I think we have an inner clock that makes us late sleepers or early risers. Clayton is up with the sun. Greta is awake in the moonlight.
Hope Winnie is felling renewed today.
Jonell said the tube is a stent and it is inside her body. It will stay there for at least 8 weeks. I am dense. Often don't understand unless stuff is really spelled out to me.
Hope this is a great day for all! Look for the good in people and be humble and kind. Hope I can be sweet today...but usually I turn sour before the sun sets and I have to ask help with my attitude.
Some of my accomplishments. Sent picture from phone to email that Erin sent me of Greta Ann, saved the picture in pictures (finally), found the picture and posted it here. Oh, I resized it in paint (program on computer that is not very good). I wish it would have let me crop it but could not figure out how in paint. Maybe I will be able to load the old Picture Program Fleta gave me years ago to this little laptop!
I have name the laptop, Nelly, "old gray mare who ain't what she used to be".
One of my favorite poems. Just trying to post something from laptop.
When I Am Old.
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals,
and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
And run my stick along the public railings,
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens,
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
Or only bread and pickle for a week,
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
When suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple!