Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010

Happy New Years Everyone!!!! I have spent the last few days trying to rest from Christmas, Im still trying to put my house back together. I took the tree and Christmas decorations down the day after Christmas. Im always tired after my honey visits. We had a nice Christmas and a nice visit. His brother was here and we all had a good time. Im getting ready to take the kids ice skating. Then Ave and I will just spend a quiet night at home. I hope everyone stays safe tonight. Happy 2010!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Sorry I havent posted lately I have been busy and will catch up soon. Have a wonderful day tomorrow with all of your family!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Im a ding dong!!!!

This is a picture of the top of my camera. I have had this camera for almost two years and have complained the entire time about how crappy the pictures are and I can never figure out how to get them to look good. Well the other day I was at my daughters Christmas performance at her school and sitting next to me was my friends 13 year old son. He saw my getting frustrated and asked what i was doing. I told him that I was trying to find the best setting. Now look at the picture, do you see that silver line? I have been pointing the setting to that silver line for almost 2 years and hating the camera. Well my friends son took my camera out of my hand and said, "point it at this". See the raise arrow on the left, that's where you point your settings to. I just started laughing because it was so "Dana" to have made that mistake. Now I love my camera and know how to work it. This makes me a dingdong!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I was watching the news last night and they reported finding a 70 year old homeless man dead by a train track just covering up with a light blanket. They suspect the freezing temps caused his death. I think this is very sad. 70 year old people should not be homeless!!!This happened in Medford, I think thats about 140 miles south of me. Last year in my town a older homeless man was found dead sleeping under the stairs at the shelter, I guess they were full, he froze to death.
I understand there are people who cause their own homelessness by using drugs and I understand sometimes life just falls apart for some people, but to be 70 and die from sleeping outside in the freezing temps is just horrible!!
Last night I was so worried about the homeless cats that I feed. I have one little house outside my front door and one of the cats I feed was laying in there last night. he such sadness in his eyes. I worried all night. I covered the opening to his little house. I have some of those emergency hiking blankets that are supposed to keep you warm so tonight I will cover his house with one of those and on payday i will purchase another container to make a house for another cat I feed. if they only knew they could buddy up to stay warmer. Stay warm everyone!!! Our deep freeze is expected to stick around one more night, then tomorrow we should hit the 40's during the day. I dont think the weathermen know for sure. They called for snow one day then retracted it the next.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brrrrrrrrr it's cold!!!!

This morning when I woke up it was 10 degrees. This is the coldest temp I have ever felt. We still have no snow just freezing weather. That is dissapointing. Im jealous Kath!!!
Tonight Ave has Christmas drama practice. I mailed all my x-mas packages today and then I watched that movie Julie and Julia, good movie. Other than that my life is pretty boring and routine. Nothing exciting to report.

Friday, December 4, 2009

my daughters baptism

My daughter was baptized on November 22, It was a very emotional to watch.

I cant believe I have not posted for two weeks. My Thanksgiving was simple, we celebrated early then on the real Thanksgiving we went to my friends from church. There parents are both on hospice and pretty much just waiting for Jesus to come take them. It was quiet and simple, we just visited and ate. On Monday my friends dad died and the doctor says any day now for the mom. They were married 63 years. isn't that amazing.
I hit the sales on black Friday. I left my house at 3am to get to Kohls. They had a barbie jet priced regularly for 80 bucks and I got it for 30. Then I rushed off to Walmart to get the rockband for 50 bucks. I'm ashamed to say that I had to push and grab to get the last one on the bottom of the stack. Then Saturday my daughter and I left to toys r us at 5:30 am to stand in mine to get a zhu zhu pet. The store opened at 7am but I thought there would be a mob trying to get these dumb little hamsters but by the time the store opened there were only 15 of us in line. We could only get one per household. People are selling these 10 dollar toys online for up to 80 dollars. Crazy..... It is 21 degrees this morning and the weather people are calling for snow next week. Tomorrow is my towns Christmas parade and my daughters girlscout troop will be riding in a float. Ave will also be signing three songs in my church Christmas drama. Im excited about that. My honey wont be back til x-mas eve, he will bring his brother back with him to spend Christmas with us. Im done with all my shopping and my tree has been up since Sunday. yay, I love this month!!!!