Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What a bargain!!

I found this rocker on Craig's List for $20!!! I am so pleased with myself!! I am not normally lucky enough to stumble onto ANY kind of bargain. This will be quite useful with the grandkids!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Brenda!!

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden......
We celebrated my younger sister Brenda's birthday with lunch on Sunday. I took a couple of pictures of her blowing out her candles (when, by the way, reversed read "94"). She threatened me if I used those pictures on the blog. So, I had to find some picture to use and this is what I came up with. And to be perfectly fair about it, I included myself in the picture. I bet next time she lets me use whatever pictures I might take......

"Sisters......we are more than just's as if we were cut from the same fabric. Even though we appear to be sewn in a different pattern, we have a common thread that won't be broken--by people, or years, or distance."

I love you, Brenda!! Happy Birthday!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Sister Ashley!!

Sorry this is late. My goal is to try to keep up with birthdays. I may not always have pictures to post, but we will see......and at least I used a current picture of you unlike your older sister.... :)
Love you Ashley!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Kailen!!

Hope you have a great day!! Luv ya!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Powerlifting Meet

Robinson held its powerlifting meet today. It is an all day affair. It is slow.
Greg compares it to watching grass grow.

This is niece Katie (all 93 pounds of her) preparing for her deadlift.

This is Lucas, the pesky nephew. He was a spotter and was to keep the weights from falling on the lifters that were so unfortunate as to drop them. This picture was taken before the deadlift started and his partner decided to add weights on his end of the bar and caused the empty end (Lucas' end) to pop up and hit him in the eye. He had quite a shiner by Sunday.
Morgan in the midst of her deadlift.
Coach Beasley and Morgan really like each other......
Morgan got third in her weight class. Way to go Morgan!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Carolyn!!

Dinner was great!! Hope you had a terrific day!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


The concert last night was wonderful!! Someone (me) was trying to decide what to wear and had us running a little later than the other someone (him) would have liked. Waco Hall is on Baylor campus and we were not exactly sure where it was. Once it was located, we had no problem finding a place to park within several blocks. We arrived with time to spare. Most attendees were over 30 so were dressed appropriately, suits or sport coats and ladies in nice dresses or slacks. Our tickes were on the second row of the upper balcony. The hall only holds 2300 so there really are no bad seats. The Waco Symphony opened with a couple of selections, one of which was the William Tell Overture. It reminded me of the old Looney Tunes cartoons we would watch on Saturday mornings. They always used a lot of classical music in those old funnies. I was very, very impressed with the quality of the music. After a short intermission, it was time for Mr. Garfunkel to perform. When Greg first mentioned wanting to go see him, I was a little apprehensive. I wasn't so sure he could handle things without the help of Mr. Paul Simon. But I was wrong. Garfunkel was awesome!!!! The music took us back to a time in our lives when our world was uncluttered by the worries of adulthood, when we were younger and carefree. I even shed a few tears during some songs, for old memories and longing for a more innocent time. Garfunkel was quite the performer and his own small band was great! The symphony accompanied him on many of the selections and did a wonderful job. We have decided that attending more functions like this are a MUST!! It was lots of fun!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Getting Some Culture

Greg and I are going to this concert tonight, which has sold out. We have never been to the symphony so will see how it feels to rub elbows with the freu-freu of Waco. I don't think we will wear our jeans and boots for this affair, although in a college community the dress at most anything here ranges from shorts and flip-flops to formal wear. Since we are in the cheap seats, we may need to bring binoculars though..........

Hmmmm......what will it be??

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

More Grandbaby Pictures

Grandbaby waving "Hi, Mimi!!"
Still too early to know if it is a boy or girl. Stay tuned.

Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich

I made this tonight and it was pretty yummy!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Have you had your black eyed peas today?

We had them for lunch. I never know quite how they are going to turn out. This time they were rather tasty. But could I reproduce them? Maybe not. I was grabbing different spices to add at the end, i.e. cajun seasoning, seasoned salt, Julio's seasoning. They did hit the spot. I also did something that I haven't done since they told us it was bad for our health to do. I FRIED pork chops. Yep, I can't remember the last time a meat in this house wasn't grilled. But it is hard to make homemade gravy when you grill. We had pork chops, gravy, rice for the gravy, black eyed peas and cornbread. If that don't tighten your clutch, nothing will.......

And I have been told by my mother, and probably her mother before her, that the peas MUST be cooked from dried, not from a can. I guess the "luck" is different????? Brandon and Jeremy were never very fond of black eyed peas. But Jeremy would always eat just "one" to pacify me. I am not sure who will force them to eat them now........

Wishing you a GREAT 2008!!