Wednesday, October 28, 2009

He's home!

Frank called me yesterday from the airport in Vermont, they had canceled his original flight, so he had to find another flight to Detroit. He arrived finally in Detroit by midnight. He was glad to be home, the kids missed him so much they wanted to pick him up, I warned them that it was going to be about 1 in the morning before they got to bed and that they were still going to school. They agreed but i know when they get home from school there will be naps going on.

Frank had so much to tell us. I wrote Franks brother to see if i can get my hands on the speech he wrote about his mother, i will put it in a scrapbook with her pictures and the little card from the funeral parlor. (i don't know what you actually call those) Anyhoo, Frank said that it was beautiful, it made him cry. He said that he talked about every family member, including me and the kids. Would love to read what he said...hopefully he will send it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today i have been blogging for 5 years...doesn't seem that long ago!!!
I appreciate everyone's comments! I Thank You!! I needed a place to vent, to remember, ask for advice and that is exactly what i have gotten out of blogging. It's my little blog therapy room. Thank you for participating in my group discussions :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

R. I. P.

My husband's mother Ann passed away this morning around 2 a.m. We did not know if we were going to be able to send Frank out to Vermont to pay last respects. But Frank's boss is going to pay for Frank's airline ticket to go and see the family.

Frank's brother called us at about 6 in the morning and i knew the news was not going to be good. Can't believe it happened so fast...we just talked to her on the 10th and she informed us that she had stopped all treatment of lung cancer. She told Frank that she had 2 months to a year...who knew 11 days later I am making arrangements for him to go to her funeral.

Sad, Sad Day!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mrs T would be so proud, and pics of the cider mill

My daughter found a cat and hid it in our garage for 2 days...she was sneaking it food and gave it a nice warm bed. It was starving and she was worried about it. She eventually let us know what she was doing, and luckily we have a neighbor that knows alot of people and just so happened to know someone that was looking for a cat. It was beautiful and so tame. I don't know if it was so calm because it was weak from hunger or if it was just it's personality. I would have loved to have kept it if I wasn't so allergic to cats. I refuse to suffer in my own home.

Anyway, she has a home and from what i hear she is gaining weight and loves her new place. Amber wanted some pics of it so here ya are.. Also she can visit it anytime she wants to, it lives very close.

Our trip to the cider mill... pretty cold out!

There was a guy carving bears outdoors...they were beautiful, a small one will cost you $150.00 dollars. If i had the money i would so have gotten one!

We've been keeping ourselves busy with yard work, we have got to clean the garage to put the boat in it for the winter.
Amber went to the doctors on Thursday about her break outs under her armpits. He gave her antibiotics and a steriod medicine to clear it up and on Saturday she is seeing a skin doctor. So lets hope he has an answer for her breaking out all the time.
Well it's bed time for take care all!! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 09, 2009


I did not get my pay off so here comes the pics no one wants on the

Here's where we should have been cut

Here's craig totally trying to make out with my You can see that he almost gives my hubby a wet willie!!!lmao!

I love each and every one of these people!!! My special friends!

Yeh, that is my best friend taking her beer bottle out of my other friends

This is the don't ask don't tell
All of this equalled the most fun I have had in a very long time!!!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

This was Friday Night...The Camera was passed around.

Some pictures might be just a little embarrassing from here on

Maybe just a little too much to drink by
I don't remember if this was exhaustion or drunk...or both!!!

This was us making fun of Jeanette's dance back in high school!

These are my girls...back in high school we were the 3 amigos!!! We were the best of the best of friends!!! I miss those good ole days!! It was good to relive some fun!

At the bar we were at they had a couch and we posed all over this From here on out the pictures become a little blackmailish!! lol I still can be bought not to put them on
So much fun was had that night!
The girls are talking about making a train ride to chicago to visit Gary in January. As of right now i don't think i will be able to go. Money is not right...but alot can happen between now and then. We'll see!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Bonfire anyone?

So Gary arrived on Tuesday and Tuesday night we were at the bar, we did some Karaoke, some dancing, and lots of Then of course you know you have to go to a 24 hour restaurant for breakfast. Wednesday i went to my friend Jeanette's (where Gary was staying) had breakfast and Gary and I had the opportunity to hang out.(Jeanette had to go to work for a few hours) He got to see my house, meet my kids and visit a store that he wanted to walk around.

But on Thursday we all went over to another girlfriend's house for a nice bonfire!! Jeanette was in charge of making the fire!! She did a great job.

The fire is roaring in this pic!!!!
Frank sitting back and relaxing!

It was a chilly day, but all was very warm around the fire!

Queen of the fire pit!!! Jeanette!

Darin is holding a ceremonial poker It was sacrificed to the bonfire gods! lol
Plenty more pics and stories to follow...right

Sunday, October 04, 2009


No, I haven't died, I have just had one hell of a week!!!! My best "male friend" was in town for the week!!! Gary and I have been friends since the 6th grade, that's right almost 30 years!!! I was working then visiting, then working and visiting everyday this week...I am so tired, but happily tired knowing that i got to spend as much time as possible with him!! I have a million pics and if you have facebook I have already posted them all there...But the stories will be I will slowly put them on here with some details...And i have warned all my friends that it's hitting the internet and no one has paid me off to not show some of these i get to have fun!! lol

here's gary shooting some dart's at the a bar called "Augie's", he is very good at dart's...a real shark!

Me and Frank having fun!!! we did not go out for our anniversary so we made up for it this day.

Me and Jeanette, she loves

Gary and I, I missed him so much!!!

The very first pic of Gary, before we went out...
Gary has been a true friend!!! My most favorite memory of him is that no matter what he was always there!!! When i was sad, he had the biggest bear hug to give. If i was in trouble he always helped me out did not matter the time!! I remember sneaking to his bedroom window and tapping on it to just talk to him about things that were bothering me.
To be honest I had a big crush on him in high school but we both agreed that we did not want to throw away the friendship in case it did not work out, it was a great decision!

It has been 14 years since I last seen him....Hope it's not another 14 years again.
More pics and stories to follow, but right now I am too tired!!!