Sunday, November 14, 2010


Good Sunday Morning again everyone. Hope everyone has had a wonderful week. It is currently 40 degrees here right now. We had another cold front to come thru early yesterday morning and it brought some more much needed rain around here. It also brought some more much cooler temperatures. When I first woke up this morning, it was 33 degrees. We had a pretty big frost out as well. I will be glad when the weather decides to be either cold or warm. Earlier this past week, it had warmed back up and I had to run the A/C during the afternoon, but at night and the early mornings had to use the heaters. It was nice to wake up to the rain yesterday morning and see some water puddles outside.

Sorry about my post last week. Some how or another, it didn't let me finish it. Oh well, at least I did have a post tho. LOL.

First of all, I would like to ask for some prayers for my Family. At this time, I do not want to go into any details, but it's an uspoken Prayer Request for right now. Maybe in time, I will discuss it.

This past week has been a busy, busy week around here. I was on the go with the girls all week. They had basketball games to cheer at on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Luckily, we didn't have to travel very far. The first two nights games were over at the Lake City Gym. The last two nights were here at our Gym. There are more games scheduled for this week and even an Invitational Tournament at Bay. Not sure which games they will be cheering at, but I sure hope we don't have very many. I don't mind driving, especially at night, to some local games nearby, but when they are far off, I just don't drive by myself and won't be able to go to the games then. It gets very expensive when you have to drive out of town to games several nights a week and plus paying to get into the games. At least the girls do get in free since they are cheerleaders. At most places, it cost's adults, $4 each to get into a game. I generally try to make sure that we eat something before we do go to a game and we all try to take us all a bottle of water to drink at the game as well. The concession stand food is expensive also. Oh well, let me quit griping, because there is nothing I can do about it. All we can do is just take one day at a time.

Next week is "THANKSGIVING". Do any of you have any big plans? We have decided to just have Thanksgiving here at our house with just the 4 of us this year. I'm going to cook a small Turkey. I will fix some Dressing as well. I know I will fix a big bowl of my Potato Salad. Not sure what else I will fix, but hubby says just to keep it simple. I think we may get us a couple of frozen pies for our dessert. I'm not a big baker myself, so the frozen pies will be just fine with me. Also that weekend is when we usually put up our Christmas Tree and decorate for Christmas. We all have a big chore ahead of us before we do put up the tree. I usually like to rearrange my living room and get it all cleaned up real good before we do put our tree up. The girls have to get their rooms cleaned up as well. They both have a small 4 foot tree that they put up in their rooms. We bought a White Christmas Tree a few years ago and year before last our youngest daughter chose the colors to decorate it in. Last year our oldest daughter chose the colors and this year will be my year to choose the colors to decorate it in. Last year, it was blus and silver and was really pretty. We have all kinds of different colored lights and decorations. I'm not sure what color I want to use this year. Either way, I'm sure it will turn out pretty tho. Hubby and the girls usually put the lights on together and then the girls decorate the tree. I just sit on my butt and sort thru the decorations and hand them to them. LOL. We used to decorate on the outside big time, but we don't do that anymore. One thing, we just can't afford to buy all those decorations to use on the outside. We just use what we have and make the best of it with what we do have. This has been a tradition of us putting up our tree on Thanksgiving weekend ever since me and hubby got married.

Well, guess I will go for now and start my visiting. Hope everyone has a wonderful and Blessed week. May GOD Bless each and everyone of you as well.

Love and hugs,

Karen H.


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Your Thanksgiving day sounds wonderful Karen!!! It will be just the two of us, which I really like the peace and quiet...for years when my parents were living it used to be a day ---a weekend of 30 people or more at one time or was quite stressful and I vowed when our kids were grown and left, we'd make it a day especially for just us two. Of course there have been times we visited or someone came over, but nothing like when the kids were little! Thank goodness.

Yes, I know what it's like with the expense of gasoline and doing a lot of traveling. I finally convinced Bud to sell his gas hog of a truck...and it was Diesel so more expensive and I swear the gas just evaporated. LOLOLOL Of course it never helped matters when he had a LEAD FOOT!!

Oh and one more thing, we too put our tree up on Thanksgiving during the Dallas Football's been tradition for over 40 years. And we stopped putting decorations and lights out in the yard, only because they were stolen continually. That's the price you pay for living in a larger city.

Have a great week ahead, will see you next weekend. And prayers.

bj said...

Hello, Mizz Karen, so good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.

We have a very large family and they all live here, which is indeed a blessing we are so thankful for.
We always have a big dinner for about 18 to 20 people and I.LOVE.IT.

We always put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and have done it over 50 years now so it can be called a tradition. :))
We put lights on the roof (grandsons did it last yr) and lights on some small bushes out front...and a large Christmas wreath. Nothing dramatic but pretty, just the same. Any sparkly lights make things pretty.

Post some photos of the girls..I know they have really grown since you were posting back a couple yrs ago.:)
hugs, bj
P.S. Do you still drink as much coffee as you did back then?? lol

Patti said...

It sounds like you will have a lovely Thanksgiving with just your girls and hubby! I love your tradition of putting your treet up that weekend too. Wonderful quality time. I am hosting Thanksgiving this year because it is the only holiday my son will be here for. He is a police officer and will have to work all thru Christmas, which makes me sad so I wanted to make Thanksgiving extra special for him. I will put my tree up as soon after Thanksgiving as I can. If I'm going to go to all the work I want to enjoy it for a while! LOL I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!