Sunday, January 27, 2008


Come in, and make yourself at home. Have a cup of coffee with me this morning.

Good Sunday Mornin' Yall,
I do hope that everyone had a great Friday and Saturday and ready to start a new day. It is currently 32 degrees with a windchill of 25 degrees. The winds are currently out of the West, Southwest at 8 mph. It is foggy outside as well. We are under a Freezing Fog Advisory until 8:00a.m. this morning. It has been a cold and dreary last 2 days here. Friday was bitterly cold and I think the high only made it up to 30 degrees. Saturday was no picnic either. They had said that it was supposed to have reached around 47 degrees on Saturday. The high only made it up to 33 degrees here. It was a cloudy and dreary day yesterday as well. In fact, when I first got up yesterday morning, I noticed that we were under a Freezing Rain Advisory. I looked at the radar and saw nothing. I decided to look outside, so I opened up our front door and didn't see anything but clouds. Oh, and by the way, we didn't get anything on Friday like they were predicting. We got NODDA!!!! It seemed to have went all around us. Yesterday morning tho, there was some Black Ice in my hometown 12 miles from where we live. It wasn't too bad tho. Anyway, they are saying that today's high will be around 45 degrees. We will see what it does. I know at first they were predicting highs around 60 degrees for today.
My DH got home Friday morning around 6:15a.m. He stayed up a little while and saw the girls before they went to School. He went to bed around 7:00a.m. After I had taken the girls to School, I came back home and took my meds and ate me a bowl of plain Cornflakes. I went back to bed around 8:30a.m. and I didn't get up till 12:45p.m. My DH was still sleeping, so I let him sleep. Around 3:30p.m. I did wake him up. The girls usually get home from School around 3:45p.m. They like to ride the bus home from School in the afternoons. They were staying all night with my Parents on Friday night. It had been a few weeks since me and DH had had some alone time together. My Parents came and got the girls around 4:00p.m. Along about 4:30p.m., me and DH went to our local Restaurant called "The Cowboy Grill" and had fish. They serve fish on Friday nights. It was pretty good. I have had better before, but since it had been a while since I had had some fish, it tasted pretty good. We had some desert as well. My DH had a piece of yellow cake with a 7-minute icing on top. I had the Turtle Cheesecake. After we had finished our dinner, we made a couple of blocks thru town and came home and watched some t.v. We had a great evening being with just each other. I missed the girls, don't get me wrong, but there comes a time when we need our time together as well. With his new schedule, it's rare that we do get the alone time we need.
I didn't post yesterday. We had a busy day. Our youngest daughter had to Cheerlead at the boys pee-wee Basketball game here in town. She had to by out at the Gym by 8:45a.m. The game started at 9:00a.m. I went and watched my nephew play in the first game. The 4th grade team always play first. They won their game. I stayed and watched the 5th grade game. They won their game as well. My nephew that is in thet 6th grade played next. I stayed until half-time and I came home. They were losing their game at half-time. My MIL brought the girls home after the game. The girls did say that the 6th graders lost their game. Before the girls got home, me and DH started on taking the Christmas decorations down. When the girls got here, we all worked together and got everything done in about 1 1/2 hours. Since I had done alot of decorating, we had quite a bit of stuff to pack back up. But we got it all down and put back in boxes and DH put it all in the shed outside. Now my house looks naked without all of the decorations, but I am glad they are finally down and put away. I always hate to take the decorations down. It seems to take longer than it does putting them up. I always say that the next Christmas I'm not going to do much decorating. LOL. I will just have to wait and see what kind of mood I'm in this Christmas. While the girls helped DH take the boxes out to the shed, I started cooking. I fried some bacon. It wasn't the kind in the box, but the kind that comes like in a 3 pound package. NO, NO, I didn't cook all 3 pounds of it. LOL. I probably cooked about 1/2 the package tho. Our youngest daughter wanted alot cooked because she said they love Bacon. I opend up a can of those big Biscuits in a can. I also fried some eggs and scrambled some eggs. That was our supper. We ate around 4:30p.m. After supper, I did the dishes and I was so tired. I took some PMS pills because my stomach was cramping and I went to bed around 5:00p.m. My DH went back to bed as well. I woke up around 8:00p.m. and stayed up for a bit. Finally about 9:00p.m. DH got up and I did too. He said he had done had plenty of sleep. He didn't go to watch our youngest daughter Cheer today. He stayed home and slept. We have been drinking coffee since about 10:00p.m. Saturday night. I'm on my last cup tho. My DH will be leaving around 1:30a.m. to go by and pick his Uncle up and they will be heading out around 2:00a.m. Please keep them both in your prayers. We have been watching The Weather Channel and it's looking to be pretty bad out in Wyoming and Utah. They even said something about closing some Highways. I just hope it doesn't shut down I-80. I will probably go lay back down after while and get me a nap. I have laundry to do today. I so look forward to doing laundry. LOL. I am going to take it easy today as well. There was some leftover Scrambled Eggs left from supper last night, so the girls can heat them up in the microwave and there is a few pieces of Bacon left as well. When they finish that off, I may just fix some Ramen Noodles.
Last week, I was Awarded several Awards. I was going to post about it on Friday, but since my Friday post was a long post, I decided to wait in doing it. I have several Awards that I received, so I am going to pull out the Red Carpet again. This time, we will all be in Las Vegas, NV, on the Red Carpet. So, pull up a chair and grab you something to drink and let the show begin.
Don't get lost in the crowd please. I will be coming down the Runway shortly. Before I do, I want to show you all what I will be wearing.
The top picture is the Sideview and you can see the front of the dress as well. The bottom picture is a back view of my dress. Since I'm a plus-sized Woman, I thought this would be appropriate to wear. Also, the color of the dress will make me look a bit slimmer.

I have chosen these shoes to wear. I don't wear high-heeled shoes anymore. I would just fall and break my neck if I wore high-heeled shoes. I think these shoes are so cute with the leoprad print inside. I love the look of leoprad print.

I have also chosen a little evening bag to carry along. I think it will look quite nice with my attire.

I love the little chain it has that you can put over your shoulder. Notice the Silver lining around the front part. Isn't that adorable?

I have picked out some nice Jewelry as well. I do love Jewelry. I have quite alot of Jewelry, but I thought this was so beautiful.

I really love the necklace and earring set that matches. I do love Diamonds as well. This is a picture of the model that was wearing them. I will be putting them on shortly. They are beautiful I must say. Okay, now that I'm all dressed up and ready to walk down the Red Carpet, here are the Awards that I will be receiving.


"THANK YOU" so much Deena for this lovely Award. I am honored that you chose to pick me for such an Award. I would like for yall to go and visit with Deena. She has been battling Breast Cancer. This is what Deena had to say about her Doctor's report from Friday.

The cancer is in stage more lymphs thru my body
my adrenal glands, another 1 cm node to the left of my aorta,
in my 9th rib..rib is breaking my spine and
numerous areas of my skeleton (bones)

Please pray for Deena and her husband Rich as they are going thru this rut in the road of their lives. Deena is such a strong Woman and is going to fight this with everything she has. I LOVE YOU DEENA and "THANK YOU" again for this Award.

This next Award was presented to my by 3 different people. It is the YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD.

Grams@ and Mary@ "THANK YOU" so much Grams and Mary for presenting me with these Awards. I am honored also that you chose to pick me to receive this Award. Grams also presented me with the Excellent Award.

"THANK YOU" Grams for presenting me with such a wonderful Award. Here is what Grams had to say about me. Karen at Karen's Korner Karen has a dear blog that keeps you guessing on what will happen next!! She is a down home, corn bread loving woman!! She makes you hungry every time you visit her!! I love going over there and you will too!

I am honored that you chose me to receive this Award. You are such a sweetheart for thinking of me.

My friend Joyce@ has presented me with 3 Awards. She presented me with the YOU MAKE ME SMILE AWARD. She also presented

"THANK YOU" Joyce for thinking of me and presenting me with these Awards. I am so honored that you chose me as well to receive these Awards. Joyce also presented me with the
YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD above also. "THANK YOU" all Ladies for all of these beautiful and wonderful Awards. I will cherish them forever. You Ladies are such wonderful Women and I do appreciate each and everyone of you. I am going to hang onto these Awards for a while and enjoy them. Maybe one day this coming week I will pass them out. I have some other Awards that were presented to me a couple of weeks ago, so I need to have a whole day of passing out Awards. I do hope that you enjoyed my Red Carpet Awards in Las Vegas. Wasn't it so much fun? Now, let's all go and have some fun in some of the Casino's and look around. I do believe I see the Paris Hotel & Casino in the background.

I have been tagged again for a couple of things. I am going to wait and do them later on this week as well. One of them I have some serious thinking to do on it. It's quite a challenge to do. I will have to be making some notes to write down so I don't forget them. LOL.

Well, I guess that's about if for this Sunday's post. I do hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourselves. Since I have figured out how to do some of this stuff, I think it's fun to be able to do this. Oh, I still have lots to learn tho. I do need to learn how to fix me an Awards page for all of my Awards. It may take me some time, but hopefully by the end of this year, I will have learned how to do it. LOL. Take care my friends and have a Blessed Sunday. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.



Denise said...

Hello sweet one, praying for you to have a lovely day. I am so glad that we have become friends, you are such a blessing. Congrats on all of your awards, you are very deserving. Take care, love you.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ewwwwwwwww, I've been over 1-80 from The Missouri River to Utah...and I swear, in the winter, that Sherman's Pass near the Laramie cutoff is treacherous when icy!!! I hope the two guys get over it safely and return home sound!!!

Y'know, I don't think I've ever eaten leftover scrambled eggs...I always eat mine all gone. LOL [do they get 'rubbery' when reheated in the microwave? ---just thinking aloud I guess]

I swear your schedule is even making ME have PMS symptoms here!!! And I am too old to have this. rofl

Congrats on the awards Karen! Have a happy Sunday and hopefully you can get some rest.

Mimi said...

Good Morning Karen,
I'm so glad you were able to have special time with your hubby this week end...I pray for him while he is on the road... and I also pray for you and the girls as you keep the home fires burnin...
congratulations on all your awards... you certainly deserve them!!

Lib said...

Mornin Miz.Karen,
So glad you and Dh had some special time .:o)
Congrats on all the awards, you deserve all of them>;o)
You have been a busy bee. Maybe soon you can catch up with your self.
Want you have a cup a......with me before you get so busy doing laundry?
Hope you have a Blessed day, hope Dh &Uncle makes it fine this week.
Have a Great Day!
Blessins Love &Hugs too,

bj said...

Oh, my dear Karen, I had SUCH a lovely time at your Red Carpet Event and you looked absolutely stunning!! You have fabulous taste!
Congratulations on all your awards and your blog is looking so great. I get so far behind on putting my awards up on my sidebar...I, like you, need a full day to get things straightened up!
hugs to you this cold morning,

Nonna said...

Glad you had some alone time with your dear hubby! Sometimes we need that! Congrats on all those lovely awards!! You deserve them!! Have a blessed week ahead!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your awards..loved the red carpet event:) That's sweet that you and hubby had "date night," I just love that..I think your dessert sounded the best!

Have a great Sunday and stay warm.


Sandra said...

Congratulatios on the awards :)

I'm so glad you had some alone time with your hubby, you're right, it certainly is needed. I have to say though, I think the last time hubby and I had alone time without the kids was 9 years ago LOL Yeah, desperately need some, but what can I do, this is the military life, never near family.

Have a great sunday.


BittersweetPunkin said...

Good morning Karen! Now after reading your post I want some bacon and eggs!! Congrats on all your certainly deserve them!

Hope said...

Hi Karen,
I know I'm late for morning coffee but it seems you and hubby keep a pot going all the time so I'm gonna pour one for myself and enjoy this red carpet event! :) That dress is beautiful and I know you're gonna look so sexy in it and all those accessories!

Congrats on all your awards. You are very deserving of them as usual! Glad you and hubby had some alone time. At this point in my life, me and DH are the ones keeping the kids for the parents to have alone time! LOL

Glad you posted today. I missed you yesterday!

Love and Hugs,

Shari said...

Karen, it is nice to be able to spend some alone time together. Glad that you had that. Sounds like everyone needs some catch-up sleep.

Sorry the weather was so cold there. No snow yet?

You deserve all those awards. You do light up the blog with your goings-on with your family. :)

I have a blessing for you at my blog for Friday. And I'll post the meme tomorrow night.

dabrah said...

Hi Karen, loved the outfit and jewellery for the red carpet. It's nice to dress up sometimes... you certainly deserved all those awards.
Reading about bacon and eggs made me feel hungry, I guess I'll go and get some dinner now...and also feed the rabbit.

Mary said...


As always I will be keeping DH in my prayers. From what Anni says that Pass is not a great place to be when there's a storm going on. So I will ask for an extra blessing when he and his uncle are coming through that stretch of road.

Sounds like you had a busy day yesterday. You make me tired just reading about it. My day was more laid back. Didn't do much at all.

I loved your red carpet affair and that dress is beautiful. You are most deserving of all the awards you received. I have a couple that I really must pass along. I meant to do it today, but must have had a Senior Moment. LOL

Take care, my friend. Have a nice Sunday with your girls. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the sculptured shrubs at MGM. I thought they were delightful.

Love and blessings,

Mary Isabella said...

That was a good post. I enjoyed all the pictures. Congraulations on all the adwards you have won.You are so deserving of each of them. I hope you have a relaxing weekend....Smiles to you...Mary

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Karen,

Congrats on all of your awards. So well deserved :) Glad you got to spend some quality time with your DH. That is so very important. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

Dena said...

You make it so much fun when you get awards!! You are deserving of them all!! I just started blogging in June and I don't know how to make an award page either so if you learn how Please tell me!! I know you can post them on a regular post and then put it on your side bar but I don't know if I know how to get the post over there!! Karen and Kelly put my pages about Nancy's lupus and my fall in 2003 over there for me..... Glad you had some time with DH! I will pray he and his Uncle have a safe trip! Love and Hugs, Grams

Betty said...

Hi Karen,

I agree that even though you may miss your girls, you and DH still need some alone time occasionally.

Congratulations on your awards. You are very deserving of them all.

Thank you for your sweeet comments you left on my blog today.

Have a good week, Karen

Brenda said...

Wishing safe travels for hubby and a wonderful week ahead for you!

Jackie said...

So happy that you won those awards. You do make me smile every day. Safe travel for your hubby and I hope that you have the best week.

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations on your awards sweetie! You certainly do deserve them! Happy to hear that you and your dh had a lovely date night!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Angela (Gran) said...

Congratulations Karen on all of your are very deserving of each and every one of them. I love your dress and other accesories for your red carpet event. You were just stunning!

It was nice to hear that you and DH had some alone time. That is so important in every couple's relationship. I will remember him with a traveling grace prayer this week.

I will also add Deena and her family to my prayer journal.

Karen my sweet and dear friend...may your new week be filled with many blessings, lots of love and laughter!


Rachel said...

My lands, you are a busy woman!!
You deserve all those awards Karen! I don't know how you keep it all straight!!

Glad you got some time with your husband. He is keeping busy too!!

Have a wonderful week!

Diane J. said...

Hi, Karen. Congratulations on all your awards, and very deserving as well. ;o)

I'm still drinking my coffee and it's almost 9 pm. I drink coffee anytime, day or night.

Ducky and Sue and I ended up going to Atzimba's Mexican restaurant in Trumann for lunch. I had the soft tacos and refried beans. It was really good, and Ducky ordered some guacamole and shared with me and Sue. Yum!

I'm not sure what I'll be doing tomorrow since Cecil is sick. She's got a Dr's appointment Monday morning and I don't know if she'll feel like coming up here or not. If not I'll probably do some housecleaning. YaY!! What fun, LOL! ;o)

Hope your week is a good one, and your hubby stays safe as he drives.

Love and hugs,


Denise said...

Who has eggs left over???? You put eggs in front of me and I EAT them.. I love love eggs...... and that was tooooooooo cute with the red carpet and all...... such a good imagination.... and my friend you are the right person for all those awards....... You have a great week..... Not sure how much I will be here as I have much to do and I need to find second opinion on my MRI...... have blessed Monday.. I so love reading your blog......


Mary said...


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Mountain Mama said...

My goodness, You sure got the awards. You deserve them too.
It has been pretty cold here too, in fact we had snow this morning. It all melted off before noon and I was sure glad because some of my family were coming to celebrate my birthday with me. I still had two families come the others were snowed in.
Have a great week.

Brandy said...

I love your red carpet, it is so cute!! What a fun idea. I will also pray for Deena and her husband.