Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Wonderful weekend
Where shall I start? We had a wonderful Christmas weekend. First on Saturday we met with my mother, siblings and families to celebrate Christmas and had a great time.
Mom and all 7 of her children
Savannah and Elliott in deep concentration
Mom and all attending grandchildren and families
Ok, thats all for right now - gotta run & do some errands and will tell you more about it later!

Thursday, December 21, 2006
I love these Children - just too cute!

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Attitude is everything...........
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did, and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. "H-M-MM, " she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." So she did, and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YEAH!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything!!! As the saying goes: "The kind of life you will have isn't determined by what happens to you. It's determined by your reaction to what happens to you. "

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Have a better today - than yesterday!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006
Happy Monday!
Wow, what a fast weekend we had. Cleaning, sorting, a job that never ends seems like.

ok, so I burned my fingers real good - the roast turned out great, but my fingers are well done! Went to see our nurse here at work today & she confirmed a really bad burn that could get infected should the blisters pop & bacteria get in there. so she bandaged them up good. Have that Michael Jackson look - gloves with fingers cut out! LOL - Anyways, very difficult to type and it be legible for you to read, so will leave you with a picture to humor you so you won't miss my wit-isms too bad.

BTW - Emma is up to 9lbs and 10oz! - Told you all she is growing like a weed! LOL

Friday, December 08, 2006
Happy Friday everyone!
Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group bake sale in Tuscaloosa, but she forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets she found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it, while drying her hair and dressing and helping her son Bryan pack up for Scout camp. But, when Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She said, "Oh dear, there's no time to bake another cake." This cake was so important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new community of new friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in the bathroom; A roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect!

Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened at 9:30, and to buy this cake and bring it home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found that the attractive perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and called her mother. Alice was horrified. She was beside herself. Everyone would know! What would they think of her? She would be ostracized, talked about, pointing their fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.

The next day Alice promised herself that she would try not to think about the cake and she would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a friend of a friend and try to have a good time there. She did not really want to attend because the hostess was a real snob who more than once had looked down her nose at Alice because Alice was a single parent and not from one of the founding families of Tuscaloosa. Having already RSVP'd she could not think of a believable excuse to stay away. The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust Old South.

To Alice's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert! Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw it being brought in. She started out of her chair to rush to the hostess and tell her all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What a beautiful cake!" "Thank you", said the snobby hostess, "I baked it myself!"

Alice sat back and smiled, "GOD IS GOOD"

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I'm Still here............
Just got my internet back this afternoon, been making candy tonight so not had much time to do an proper update - but wanted to let you all know that I am still here, haven't gone anywhere - and have very good news.............so stay tuned.............