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Friday, March 14, 2014

30 Days of List, March 14

Laying in bed thinking of what takes place first born is getting married. He's a Texas boy, so hopefully they will be making their way back to Texas in a few years. They currently live in Boston. The grand kitty has already moved in with David, and my daughter, Janell, will be moving in after the honeymoon. I have to be at the wedding venue at 9am tomorrow, for a 5pm wedding. Give me strength!!!  

As you must know, I am doing the 30 Days of Losts thing!!!  Today's heading is...

Favorite Treats When Traveling. 

When we are on a road trip...we never eat somewhere that we could eat at at home. So, no McDonald's, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Wendy's, etc. we prefer mom & pop locations with customers!!! Or chain locations that are not available where we live. 

When I was a kid, I remember getting Mountain Dews, they weren't available where we lived (and we never had cokes at home anyway!) (kinda funny, we still do not have cokes at home!)  

So, back to my list!

1.  Starbucks, unsweet black, iced tea
2. M&Ms
3. Payday bar
4. An Icee
5. Turkey Jerky from Buc-ee's!

Well, maybe a little sleep, before tomorrow's wedding!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 13

Let's walk down memory lane. It is my understanding that I lived in 22 different locations my fist 2 years of life. My daddy was working the pipeline because Dow had laid him off in February 1958, just a month before I was born. 

I was born in Livingston Texas. My brother was born in Clarksdale Mississippi when I was 22 months old. Again, dad was unemployed...the pipeline crew had moved on, but mom was too close to domino-ing. After my brother was born, we moved back to Livingston, and then dad was called back to Dow. We lived in 3 houses in Lake Jackson. The one I consider my childhood home was on Cherry Street. We moved there when I was in first grade. As part of this month's listing project, this is how I would...

Describe My Chdhood Home:

1. White, wooden house
2. Real wood floors
3. One bathroom, no shower
4. Wall heater
5. Pecan Tree
6. Wisteria vines on the fence
7. Big vegetable garden
8. Treehouse my mind it is still home. I'd like to think I could go back home. Lots of friends have never left, but I've even lived in the cold and snowy Ohio and Michigan. Now I am on the north side of Houston. Maybe one day I will be back home...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 12

Things I always do for myself

1. Buy my clothes
2. Organize my stuff
3. Schedule my doctor appointments 

There are bound to be things I am missing. I am not sure what though!!  :)

The bride and groom arrived today from Boston. It will be busy around here the next few days!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 11

When I Need to Focus, I...

I try to find peace and quiet. 
Sometimes I have to ask for quiet. 
That doesn't always work. 
Sometimes u have to raise my voice. 
Even that dies not always work. 
I may lose my temper. 
That works about 50% of the time. 

Focusing is best left for a time when I can be alone. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 10

Continuing on with the #30days of lists...

If I Ruled the World

1. I would of course make peace, not war. 
2. I would encourage handcrafts and art for everyone. 
3. I would teach cursive writing to all. 
4. Foreign language would not only be encouraged, but expected, from birth. 
5. I would put people to work on infrastructure. We seem to neglect it. 
6. I would surround myself with those I could trust to make the right decisions for the people. 

I don't really want to rule the world. My hair is already grey, and I have enough trouble trying to raise up my 24 year old twins, and the six year old grandson!!!  

Some of my ideas may sound silly, but creativity is good for the soul!  Don't you agree?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 9

Keep Calm and...

1. Triumph on
2. Chomp on
3. Quilt on
4. Marry on

Triumph, as in the British automobile. The huz has a 1980, TR8
My grandson is a Gator. One of his school shirts this year said ...chomp on!
Quilt obvious!
Marry...Saturday is the big day!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

30 Days of Lists, March 8

Today I Feel...

We had dinner with Uncle Aubrey and his family to celebrate his 79th birthday. His children were all there, as well as a couple of his grandchildren. Gladys came with us. I am stuffed!!!  We had dinner at Humble City Cafe in Humble Texas.