Happy New Year's Eve

It's New Year's Eve I spent part of the day at the hospital with Dad and Jesse. Keep my dad in your prayers. He's got a blood clot in his leg and some
other blockages and has to have surgery.
I did come home and make a special dinner and my sister came over. We had a nice visit. She couldn't stay late cause she has to work tomorrow. So Chuck and I will have a nice quiet New Year's Eve just the two of us.
Corey and Jesse are hanging out together tonight with some of Jesse's friends hopefully having a fun time.
When we went to the Disney hotels the other day they gave us roasted chestnuts and hot cider. You can tell how Jesse feels about the roasted chestnuts. I didn't really like them either. I thought they would taste more like nuts and less like beans.
Hope everyone has a blessed, happy and safe New Year!!

I really like my 4$silver tree. Guess what I'm putting together??


neglected blog

I haven't posted in a while wow. I was sick for so long all I could do was work and come home and rest. Here's a few pictures till I have more time.
Chuck and I went to Disney to use my passes from when I worked there that expired on Dec. 17th. We had to go when I still wasn't feeling that great. We had park hopper passes so we went to Animal Kingdom, Disney Studios-MGM, and Epcot. Chuck hadn't been to the 1st two parks and I always wanted to see the Osbourne lights at the studios, awesome and fake snow, cool.
Christmas was at Stuart's this year, nice. Today is my first real day home since Christmas Eve. Saturday I went to IKEA with Corey and Sunday to the Disney hotels with Mom, Trish, and Jess, and Chris showed up later. Yesterday, movie, dinner and Target with Chuck. Sherlock Holmes - great!


ack Christmas is how many days away???

15..noooo...I am so not ready. Having the flu really messed up my timetable.
I haven't done any shopping and don't have any ideas for gifts.


being sick makes me weird

so I start seeing things.. like designs in the peeled celery.. weird
and I can't tell what picture is which because normally it shows the pictures instead of text but not today. So...some are celery designs.
Our Christmas trees this year a normal one and a 60's silver tree.
And pictures from the car show. Chuck's favorite was the corvette. The burgandy one I had to take a picture of for my friend Tricia because I could see her stepping out of it in a fur coat and 40's fashions. The challenger a Skip Foose design, awesome.


what a week

Thanksgiving at Mom and Dad's. Terry and Donna and the boyscame home, yay!! Eric in the front, Donna, Christopher, Brian, David or Kevin (I can't tell)
and Terry. Eric is like 6' 7" not sure just guessing. Stuart, Patsy and Eric's head.
Trish and Patsy

David, Christopher and Kevin sleeping

Corey, Jesse and Trish

Christopher, Brian, Terry Kevin and David's back

Mom and Heidi playing dueling cameras. It seems to be a
family favorite game.
Corey, Donna and TrishJesse, Me, Corey and TrishChuck in his camaro, bye bye CamaroHe took Ter for a ride, tried to scare him but I guess since
he's a pilot not much scares him.Yesterday Chuck and I went to look at cars and came home to
a nicely decorated house. Thank you Jesse and Chris!!!

This has been quite a week. Chuck took the week off with me but ended up
getting sick starting on our 1st night off. We did go to a movie, mom and dad's for
thanksgiving, the international car show, shopping at Kohl's and Tricia's garage
sale on black friday, car shopping on Saturday (bye camaro we will miss you<>
after all that I've been up since 4:30, wow.


Day 1

1st day of our 9 days off spent at the Longwood
art and craft fair. I only got one picture. I want to
go back when there isn't a show and photograph
some of the older buildings.


latest caricature

not completely done but you get the idea. I really don't want to do anymore but will for $$.


Corey's birthday party

Last Sunday we had a family celebration for Corey's birthday (which
is the 16th) since she was going back to work on Wed.
and wouldn't have anymore weekends off.


Well, that didn't last long...

I got my computer back, Thanks Stuart, much sooner than I thought I would. YAY!
Today I had a field trip I'd been looking forward to for a long time because I thought I would get to go to the art museum. But..there wasn't any room for the buses to park so we ended up a couple of miles away, bummer. But ... Tricia met me anyway..I wish we could have gone and got coffee and food, sorry Tricia. It was good to see her (you) though and she looks really good she's lost 10 lbs. wow!! My turn!!


goodbye to computer land for a while

My computer got the blue screen of death so I will be taking a break from cyber land. I can use Jesse's computer but I think I will use this time to see what it's like to not go on-line everyday.
It should be an interesting experiment.


saturday another perfect day

Saturday, Chuck and I went garage sale ing in the morning.
We've been trying to find a bike for him. We almost got one but
somebody beat us to it, darn. But it was a fun morning anyway.
Corey came over in the afternoon and we got a pumpkin for her to
carve but I forgot to take pictures. I tried to make a pattern
from a picture of Miles but it wasn't too successful so she
carved the shape of a Corgi, cute.
When she finished her carving she made a pumpkin dessert, yum and we
watched the 2nd transformers movie. Another perfect day!

zoo trip

Monday I had a field trip to the zoo. Jesse met me there.
I hadn't been there since the girls were around 10. It's
changed a lot. It was a perfect day.
When it's cool enough to wear a jacket (and Jesse time), that's perfect.