Good Saturday Mornin' Yall,
Hope everyone is doing well and have a great Thursday and Friday. Sorry I haven't posted in the last couple of days. I have been down in the dumps and have had the "Blues" really bad. I'm still feeling down, but not as bad as I was Thursday and Friday. I won't go into details, but I feel as I've lost a few good "Blogging Friends" this week. A few times, it made me want to quit blogging as well. But, one of my new blogging friends I met either last week or earlier this week told me that life goes on. So, I figured I would go ahead and blog for a while. I may not post as much as I have, but I will keep blogging for the time being.
The weather here the last couple of days has been cold, gloomy, and raining. Thursday was a very cold day here. The weather guy said it was suppose to get up to 45 degrees. Well, he was way off. The high ony made it to 34 degrees and that was in the late afternoon. It was a cloudy day as well. In the afternoon, I was looking at the local radar, and it was showing "SNOW" over us. Well, it might have been snowing in the upper atmosphere, but it wasn't snowing down here where I was. LOL. But, I did look out my front door late Thursday afternoon and something had fallen because my truck was wet with some spots on it. I couldn't actually see anything falling, but something had fell. I don't know if it was sleet or what. Then Friday, it was cold, but not as cold because the temperatures had risen during the night, but it was still cold. It was raining as well. It rained most of the day here and was foggy. They have rain in the forecast for all this weekend and then for the next few days after the weekend as well. I think the temperature is 43 degrees right now. The temperature thing at the bottom of my computer is missing, so I'm gonna have to check into that and see where it went. It may have frozen up from the other day. LOL.
Well Thursday, I did cook my White Beans with ham. Before hubby had left for work I asked him what he wanted to go with it and he said that the White Beans and ham and a pan of cornbread would be good enough. My Mom had called earlier in the day and the Funeral Home that my Dad works at was taking their employees out for their Christmas Dinner and she wanted to know if we wanted to go. I told her I didn't because I didn't know what time hubby would be home from work and she wanted to know if our girls wanted to go. I told her I would ask them when they got in from school. When they got in and I asked them, of course they wanted to go. So, our girls went with my parents to Jonesboro, AR on Thursday evening to eat at Colton's Steak House. So me and hubby had our White Beans and ham with a pan of homemade cornbread. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I had to make do with using regular milk. Oh, it's still good, it just doesn't have that buttermilk flavor. The girls finally got home around 8:15p.m. from Jonesboro.
Yesterday morning I got hubby up around 6:00a.m. so he could get ready for work and have some coffee with me and he left for work around 6:45a.m. He calls me about 15 minutes later and said he was on his way back home because it was raining really good outside. When he walked up to his truck it was only misting a little. He called me as he was coming into town and wanted me to come pick him up, so I did. He said that his boss would call him when it quit raining and they would start working then. I carried the girls to school my usualy time around 7:30a.m. and came back home. I took my medicine and had me a bowl of my regular plain corn flakes. I finished my coffee and I was still sleepy. I told my hubby I was going to go lay back down for a while and if they called him, to wake me up and I would take him up to his truck. I went into our bedroom and watched a little t.v. and fell asleep. I woke back up around 11:00a.m. He was still here. It was still raining outside and that his boss would have his check ready in a little while. So, around 1:00p.m. he goes and gets his check and brings it back and puts it in the bank and then goes up to Red Onion, MO. It's just across the State Line from Arkanas. It is about 20 miles from where we live. We go up there and get gas for our truck. It's alot cheaper there. I think he said it was $2.74 a gallon for regular unleaded. Here in our town at the only gas station there is, it is $2.79 a gallon for regular unleaded. He usually gets him an 18-pack of beer. No, he doesn't get drunk. When he is home during the week, he drinks him a couple of beers before he goes to bed. I have no problem with that because he is the one who makes the money for our home. If he wants to have a couple of beers before bedtime, then he has every right to. He even bought me a 4-pack of Pina Coloda Wine Coolers. I drink them every once in a great while. Anyway, while hubby was gone, my Mom called to ask me if we wanted to meet them at the Cowboy Grill for dinner? I said sure. She said they were taking the immediate family out to eat as their Christmas Gift to us all. The Cowboy Grill is a Restaurant here in our town. In fact, it's the only one really. They do have great food there and it is nice on the inside. So, at 5:00p.m. we met my Parents and Sister there and we had a very nice dinner. My Parents told us to get whatever we wanted. Me and hubby had the catfish/rib combo. It was good. I love their ribs. Then, for dessert I had a piece of Turtle Cheesecake with a cup of coffee. Now you talk about something good, that was good. LOL. After we had finished our dinner, the girls went home to stay all night with my parents. Me and hubby finally had some well deserved alone time. We went and rented 6 movies. We stayed up and watched 4 of the movies till 2:30a.m. this morning. He had him a few beers and I drank a couple of the wine coolers. We were at home and not out on the road. Neither one of us got drunk or anything like that because we don't do that. Me and hubby had a nice evening of relaxation and watching movies. It was a great time together. I woke up around 6:30a.m. and am now having my coffee. Hubby is still sleeping and I will let him sleep as long as he wants to.
Well, that brings us up to today, Saturday. We are suppose to have our Christmas Parade this evening at 6:00p.m. I don't know if they will still have it or not. I haven't been outside or even looked outside yet. I do know they are calling for rain today. The girls will be home around 3:00p.m. and will have to get ready for the Parade. Even if we don't get to have the Parade, they will still have the Christmas Play at Church and the meal afterwards. That is our plans for this Saturday.
Tomorrow, me, hubby, our girls, my Parents, and Sister are going to Osceola, AR. I have a Great-Aunt that is in the Nursing Home there and the 11th is her Birthday. She will be 98 years young. Yes, I did say young. She still has a good head on her my Mom told me. But, she is starting to forget things and afraid she may be getting Altheirmer's. My Mom is afraid this might be her last Christmas. She has a daughter that lives in Memphis, Tn. We are all suppose to meet at the Nursing Home and have Birthday Cake and other things. I haven't seen my Great-Aunt in several years and my cousins that live in Memphis, Tn. I am excited about going and getting to see them. That will be our day plans for Sunday. I don't really have to do any serious cooking. LOL. We still have some beans left over for our lunch today. We will be having dinner at our Church tonight. Tomorrow we will be eating out, I just don't know where yet. We will probably have leftover beans for our supper Sunday night as well. We should be done with them by that time. LOL. Do you have any special plans for this weekend? We didn't have the Basketball Game on Thursday night as we thought we might have had. The other team, and I had no clue who it was going to be, said they couldn't make it. That was fine with me. After all the games last week, it was good to have a break from it all.
Well, I guess I am pretty much caught up for now. I do hope that each and everyone will have a great Saturday. Take care and may God Bless each and everyone of you.
Love & Hugs,