Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Next years Christmas Tree WooHoo!!

This will be our Christmas tree next year. lol I know... I know... a little bit crazy!! lol If you are a horse lover, country hick, .... and... retired... what else could you expect from someone like me. Funny thing is... I have it on and wanting to find a place to put it in the house!! Crazy! But life sure is fun when you can be a little crazy! lol

Have you guessed what it is yet?? lol

We went to Gary's favorite store today.... Tractor Supply. He is getting as crazy as me! He is the one who said make it our Christmas tree. lol He had a gift certificate and it was burning a hole in his wallet! He was going to pay on this, but I told him to keep his gift card balance for himself. (That made him happy!) :) I saw this before Christmas and thought I could make one if I took the time. With my imagination and Gary's talent I thought we could do it together. I looked at the price again today and it was marked down half price.... but... I asked the girl behind the counter how much it was. She took the price tag off and said it was 60% off. I smiled and said I would take it. hehe Gary looked a little shocked but went along with it. The original price was $100 and I got it for $40. It will out live me... I am sure! The grand kids will love it. lol The kids will think we are crazy... but it makes me happy. lol

Hope this finds all of you well and have been keeping all of you in my prayers. I think I need some prayers... to quit spending money! I think I am finished shopping! lol

Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Janie

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Checkin' in

Thought that I would drop in and say hello to everyone and hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. I have taken a well deserved break... but what did I get accomplished?? Thanksgiving and Christmas is now behind all of us. What did I get for Christmas?? Lakota got sprayed by the mean ole skunk again, Christmas night!! Thank goodness that it was 60 degrees out that night. Of course it was in the early morning hours. I was going to put him in the garage but decided to put him in his kennel. It was not raining but a heavy dew. He did not smell by noon the next day. The Lord must take care of his animals with natural elements. lol Shawnee had a tiny smell around her neck and Lakota must have rubbed up against her. I think one night of staying out taught her a lesson; but you can't teach these males anything!! lol (Sorry Randy and Tom... the truth hurts. hehehe)

Gary went to church this evening but I just did not feel like it tonight. I have sold some things on e-b-a-y and of course bought too much. I bought a shower curtain that has horses on it and one of them looks just like Miss Gracie. lol I will have to show it when I get it done (next spring haha) I bought some Native American wallpaper border and I just LOVE it. It has painted Indian horses and little drawings of buffalo in the background. I will have everything in the house pasted up with that wallpaper border. lol Hmmmm I also bought a wolf shower curtain. I showed Gary the photos and he said to get both shower curtains... so I did. We don't really buy each other something for Christmas anymore, so guess that is my Christmas gifts.

You know our life changes everyday and we should really prepare ourselves for change. I just HAVE to share this. Retirement is really different. In the beginning Gary was in a hurry to do everything! For the first time he called about car insurance the first of the year. I heard him say something about miles on the car and driving slower to save on gas. Before he retired we use to go driving down the road like a Texas tornado, bumper to bumper with the person in front of us, even though it was the person 2 cars in front of them that was making traffic go at a snails pace of 70 miles and hour. lol (The floor board of the car was getting a lot of wear and tear on it from me bracing myself). Now all of a sudden we drive down the road doing 60 miles and hour (speed limit is 65) with traffic backed up behind us and Gary telling them to get around him if they want to go faster. I just look out the window as they pass the old codgers. lol He must like going slower now because I have even experienced 55 miles an hour the last couple of weeks.

I won't be back on for the next week. I have 3 days left to get my eyes checked. Leave it to me... why do today what you can put off until tomorrow! Right? Wishing all of you a wonderful week with lots of blessings and will try to stop in and comment a little more than I have been doing. All of you are in my prayers. God Bless, Janie

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I goofed Up!!

Well.... I thought I was making a post on this journal and by mistake made it on my other journal!! Ugh! Sorry about that. I am too tired to re-write it in this journal so will leave a link to my other journal. God Bless and prayers for all. Janie Link below:


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Marie Antonenette Award

Again, thank you so much for the award.

Hope that I can get this entry correct. :) I am going to put the links to the ones that gave me an award, and then will put the links to the ones that I choose. I feel so bad about not getting this done. I can not believe that I have not been on journals for 18 days. In the beginning I commented on every one's journal... then I slowed down. I miss the emails letting me know that someone made and entry. lol With the blogger reader everyone seems to get lost in the shuffle. lol All of you have been in my prayers each night.

I will try my best on doing this correct. Many others have already gotten the award so wanting to make sure that those that are so nice to comment on my journal gets an award also. I haven't been doing too good on the journals lately.

For those that I chose; please try to make an entry like this and put the Marie Antoinette Award in the title line.

1. I put the award in the subject line. Marie Antoinette Award.
2. I put the link to Missy, Melissa, and Alice.
3. Now I have to choose 7 or more journals
4. Like Missy, if you all ready have one... well then you will have 2 or 3. lol
that just means that you are well liked. :-) lol

Here is Missy's, Melissa's, and Alice that I got an award from:

Missy Learning To adapt

Melissa Just Another Day in Paradise

Alice As always Alice

7 that I choose I tried to get those that have not received the award. :-)

1. Rose Everything Is Going To Be Alright
Rose is a bus driver and she has some stories to tell about the kids on the bus. Never know what the kids are going to say or do. She is a fellow Christian.

2. Terry Ann A girlnexdoorcreation
Terry Ann is my daughter and sends me graphics and such. She makes tags and etc. Terry Ann does not feel good many times because she has RA. She always sends me links to pray for someone who needs prayer.

3. Tracy Just Being Who I Am
Tracy doesn't feel good a lot of times. She is always kind and friendly. She has some children.

4. Sheri Just Another Day
Sheri just recently went through a divorce, has a teenage son, grandchildren, and always on the go. She reminds me of myself.... we are both Scorpios! Watch out everyone!! lol She is real sweet lady and always kind and friendly.

5. Juli Mistress-vampara-pandoras-box
Juli is my daughter-in-law. She is real sweet and is also in making tubes and graphics. She also sends me tags with wolves and Indians.

6. Roberta Bert's Words
Robert is an older person living in Florida. She has a cat and like me she has had some issues getting blogger up and running. :)

7. Kath My Simpler Rhymes
Kath is so funny. I really laugh when I read her journal. She rhymes everything!! How does she do it?? She is a sweet person and always praying for others. I am sure that she is busy right now going on her little trips. She lives in England.

I sure hope that I have time to comment on every one's journal. I am having a hard time swallowing... hmmmm I think I have caught something some where! Best call my doctor tomorrow to get some medication.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week with lots of blessings.
Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Just a quick entry

Soooo sorry that I have not made any entries in 18 days! I have just been too tired and have been busy. I have not been able to sleep at night. :( I use to be able to sleep like a log but recently I have not been able to go to sleep with Gary's snoring. :( Last night he woke me up 2 times in the night. Hmmmm I was not too happy but nothing I could do about it. lol I did finally tell him today that he had been keeping me awake. His reply was that I was snoring this morning.... daaaa 4 hours sleep... who would not be snoring! lol The last time I looked at the clock when he woke me up and it was 4 a.m. lol I am always going to lay down and take a nap but never do. Tonight I did sleep from 7:30 until 9:30. Now here I sit at almost one in the morning. lol

I want to thank Missy, Melissa, and Alice for the lovely reward. Thank you sooo much. I have the entry half finished. :) I have been working on it.

Even though I have not made an entry... all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers, and still are. It is almost 1 a.m. here in Kansas and I have to go to Assistant Living in the morning and sing 2 songs. Last week I sang: Old Rugged Cross and Precious Memories. They all like to sing with me. Wishing all of you a wonderful blessed week.
Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie