Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Is the weekend already over?

This weekend has gone by so fast!  I didn't even get anything done.  Lately I feel as if  I just begin to relax and enjoy the weekend when it is time to start getting ready for the work week.  Blahhhhhhhh.  I am so not ready for Monday.  If I only had one or two more days!

I did get to see my BFF - Diane on Friday.  We went to our favorite restaurant and also got to have a great blab fest!  It is so nice having her home.  It is different for me having her here and talking face to face instead of on the phone.  She bought me a wonderful present for Christmas 2009 - a camera for my computer so we could keep in touch while she is gone.  She reminded me that I only used it once while she was gone - I guess there is no replacement for the real thing.

Today, John and I went out for breakfast and then went for some target practice.  I love shooting and get a kick out of actually doing good!  My hand is a little sore, but I did have fun.  It is fun just having time to spend alone with John.

I am going to send positive thoughts for this week at work - it has been way too stressful lately with so much going on.  Not knowing if the company is going to be sold, and if it is - will I even have a job.  Then I multiply that by more than 100 since the staff is not sure what is going to happen either.  Positive thoughts - Positive thoughts!  I only hope it works!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Carolina on my mind

Missing North Carolina today!

Some southern sayings...
AIM TO- plan to do
BIGGITY- vain and overbearing
BITTY BIT- a small amount
CARRY ON- to carry on foolishness
CLODHOPPER- heavy work shoes or large shoes
CHUNK- throw, toss
'COON- Raccoon.
COW LICK- hair standing out on one's head.
DIRECTLY- in a little while, or a couple of weeks
DIXIE- Southern States of the U.S.A
DO-HICKY- substitute name. Like the terms whata-ma-call-it or thinga-ma-jig
FALLING OUT- disagreement
FEISTY- being frisky
FIXING TO- about to
HEY- hello
HOLD YOUR HORSES- (be patient)
HONEY- affectionate term
LAID UP- ill, hurt, unable to work
MESS-one who carries on, "He's a mess."
MUCH OBLIGED- thank you; hope to return the favor
PIDDLE- waste time, doing nothing
PLAYING POSSUM- playing dead
RECKON- think or supose so.
SHINDIG- dance or celebration
SMOKEHOUSE- Shed with a dirt floor where pork and other meats is cured, and then smoked.
SORRY- inferior quality, worthless, and lazy
SOUTHERN BELLE- Southern lady
SPRING CHICKEN- young thing
SWEET TALKING THING- has a good line
TIGHT- stingy with money
WAIT ON- serve or assist
WHITE LIGHTNING- moonshine whiskey
WORRY-WART- one who is annoying
YA'LL or Y'ALL (can be spelled both ways)- you all, two or more people

Southern movies I love...
Gone With the Wind
To Kill a Mockingbird
Fried Green Tomatoes
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Long Hot Summer
This Property Is Condemned
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Client
Steel Magnolias
Driving Miss Daisy
October Sky
Sweet Home Alabama
Coal Miner's Daughter
Where the Heart Is
Yep - I've got Carolina on my mind!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Aunt Catherine is doing
much better!

JP is doing

Diane is 
Finally HOME!!!

My life is

 My brother John and his children
Kristen, John Pate "JP" and Justin

Our Home!

Diane took this wonderful picture!
She is a GREAT photographer!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Some of my favorite people

In this picture:  Aunt Catherine & amp;Uncle Ross, My Mother in Law Agnes,
My Mom Gerry and my wonderful husband John
and me on our Wedding Day!!!

My Aunt Chris and Uncle Wade
(aren't they a handsome couple?)

My mom and brother and the kids!

Aunt Catherine and Uncle Ross
(I just love this picture of them)

There you go - some of my family!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Longest Week

I think this has been the longest week of my life.
Is it really only Wednesday?

Monday started with Aunt Catherine going to surgery for a
hip replacement.  Everything went GREAT, but I have to
admit that I was quite a bit worried about her going under at
her age.  She is still improving daily.

Tuesday started with a 6:30AM call from my brother stating that
my nephew was in the hospital and he needed to drive
5 hours to get to him.  I did not like the fact that my brother was
so upset and driving so far, so I pretty much talked to him
the whole way there.  Thankfully, he got there safe and sound
and his son smiled and then cried when seeing his dad.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them!

Today - yes it is only Wednesday - I went to work after being off
yesterday and slowly but surely got caught up.  I did get some good
news - my nephew JP is out of the ICU and improving!  Prayers
still requested.

And if it truly is Wednesday, that means that my BFF - Diane
will be home Friday and I will meet her at 5PM for her welcome
home supper at our favorite restaurant!  I can't wait for Friday!

Count Down - 1 day 21 hours for Diane to get home!
Hip - Hip - Hooray!!!