Thursday, August 8, 2013

Just a few more pictures....

 Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony near his room..#306


 Monique...



 
I'm Back......lol....


We had a really nice time...for the most part..oh, that sounds terrible...

We left at 7:00am...got to Chicago at 9:00am to pick Monique up..
 And then we were on our way..I think we made three very short stops...

My daughter is so excited about Tennessee..I was excited too...It was nice to see a little of our country on the ride down..

I was not too impressed with Memphis..Which really surprised me. I had enjoyed going through Nashville some years back and truly expected to feel the same way about Memphis..

To me, it was all express way..every time we wanted to go somewhere, we had to get on  the express way and I didn't really enjoy that..the thought of having to do that every time I wanted to go somewhere let me know for sure that I didn't want to move there..
Especially as I get older..lol..that's the last thing I want to do..

I know we have the snow and cold here, but Wisconsin is a beautiful state..and I don't have to get on the express way every day....lol...

Another low point for me was having my feelings about my daughters boyfriend confirmed...ugh...I just don't like him..I won't get into it, but there were a few incidents that I wasn't pleased with..small things, but they showed his character..

All I can do is pray that this fizzles out...lol..which I'm sure it will.
Keep your fingers crossed that my daughter finally gets on 1st shift in Sept..THAT will play a large part in her staying here:)

I finally made it to Graceland and was very pleased with the experience..I went by myself as I wanted to do..It rained part of the time so that made the outside viewing a little tough..but I made the most of it...
I did by myself some souvenirs..I got a canvas bag, a coffee mug and a fridge magnet..I felt a little selfish getting so many things but it's ELVIS..lol...Oh, and I got a license plate holder..ha-ha...

The night before my daughters birthday my grandkids and I went down to her room and decorated her door...it was too darned cute..
We had also gone to the store across the street and gotten cupcakes to surprise her with:)

We went to Slave Haven...so awesome and informative..It's a house that was used for the underground railroad...

We went to mud island on the Mississippi...and even did a little paddle boat ride...

We went to see the ducks at The Peabody...it was cute..but I was more interested with the hotel itself..It was so grand..oh how I wish I could spend one night there..

We went to The National Civil Rights Museum..Where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot..It was something everyone should do..

We walked Beale St...we ended up going during the day..it was pretty low key..I'm sure it's hoping at night...

I'll post some pictures now...

 Monique, me and Paris outside of The Peabody..
 This is the tram we took to get to Mud Island..
 The Mississippi...
 Paris, Shannon and Monique...
 Graceland...
 These two pictures are Elvis' living room:)

 They had one of Elvis' jumpsuits in the museum at Mud Island and this is me being silly...
 The Mississippi..
 Me with my feet in the water:) They have the Mississippi carved in the walkway...filled with water of course..
 Slave Haven...
 Hope you enjoyed the pictures:)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 This is what I found when I moved the bookcase..lol....
 My youngest granddaughter, Laylana...
 Cameron sharing his juice with the baby...
 This is my finished buffet...I love it...
Destiny being a lazy bones..She had spent the night with me on Saturday:)

My pictures didn't show up in the order that I wanted them to..and I am far to lazy to try to fix it...lol...

Destiny spent the night with me over the week-end...we didn't do too much..We did have movie afternoon...I made pop corn and closed the blinds, I got my pillow and we kicked back on the couch and watched Alice in wonderland with Johnny Depp...It was really good...

I finished my buffet as much as I could without having an orbital sander..lol...There had been a lot of water damage on the top of it..I got it as sanded as I could doing it by hand...It didn't turn out too bad..I put a coat of stain on it and called it a day...

I do have to move my large picture that is on that wall..AND at some point, I will want to get a larger tv..Ha-ha...

When I re-arranged the living room for the buffet, I moved the bookcase and realized that when I painted, I painted right around it...lol...Luckily for me, I still had the same paint in the basement...

I keep all of the extra electronic equipment in one of the sections. In the other I keep all of my mailing items..stamps  and envelopes and such..In the third section, I'm thinking of putting some of my china....that way, if I'm in the mood for a touch of fancy I'll have them at hand:)

The Green Bay Packers are having family day at Lambeau Field..I had gotten two tickets..one for myself and one for my daughter..the tickets weren't outrageous...but well worth the money to see a scrimmage  and get to see the stadium...I have never been there...WELL...that is the same day that we are supposed to leave for Tennessee....ugh..I am so disappointed to miss family day in Green Bay...
Hum...maybe if I'm lucky, I'll get to go to a game:) Dreaming here...lol...

Anyway...we were supposed to take two cars..I was going to come home on Wednesday with the kids....Now, I've taken off the entire week so I don't have to worry about coming back early..we will now be taking one car and riding together...Yay..I didn't really want to make the ten hour trip with just the kids...
I can not wait to go to Graceland....a dream come true..honestly, I almost get teary just thinking about it....

I also want to go to the Alex Haley Museum..The Peabody Ducks, The house that Elvis lived in as a child, Sun Studios where he had his first contract, Beal st. and The National Civil Rights Museum...So excited....

Only 4 more days...I am 90 % packed...
We have to stop in Chicago and pick Monique up at the airport on our way down..She left for Orlando yesterday for a convention. It is the National Association for Black Journalist..She was selected to be there by a woman that has mentored her...
She got a pass with her name on it that says, Student Journalist.
They also gave her her first business cards...How exciting..She certainly is a wonderful young woman:)

My daughters 40th birthday is Monday..Yeah, I don't know how that can be when i don't even feel 40..lol...
I went to the dollar store and got streamers, balloons, s birthday center piece and some little mints that say Happy birthday..We will of course have a different room than my daughter, SO, I'm going to decorate her door..so when she comes out in the morning that is what she will see...and then I'm going to decorate our table...It should be fun:)

Well, time to start preparing for tomorrow..
Hope all is well for you:)

Sunday, July 21, 2013



This is my new great niece Penny!!

She is about 2 1/2 months old..and I was lucky enough to watch her for a few hours Friday evening...Her mommy and daddy needed a date night..lol...

She was pretty good...but man, you sure do forget how much work these little ones are...lol..She only slept for about 45 minutes..and she was here for almost 6 hours..
I don't think she has been away from her mommy and daddy too much..so that probably has something to do with it..

We went for a walk...and had rain for about 1 minute..I wasn't too worried about it with the heat we were having..lol...

Yesterday I didn't get too much done..I did my laundry and sanded on my buffet..that was it...
I hurt my back last week..and I think that has played a part in my being a bit lazy..I'm not even sure how I hurt it..I have thought that it is because of the way I was sitting in the car on the way to work..
Isn't it strange what can bring on back problems?

Today I got up at 6:00am...then headed over to Walmart to beat the crowds...I did some sanding on my buffet..and then stained my grandma's cane..I REALLY need to get to the car wash...it's been too long since I have done that..I wish I had an outside water source..I would do it by hand...

I know if I get it washed, it is going to rain...lol...

Guess that's about all of the excitement around here...
Hope everyone had the chance to recoup for the new week!!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

 Random pictures...This very larger turkey along with its mate lives in the area of where I work..I went to one of the windows to look outside to see if the deer were there...lol..and this thing was feet away from the window..Scared the devil out of me..lol...
 My daughter Shannon..we were at Summerfest..this was one of the lounging areas...so nice and comfy...
 This picture along with the next two, are of the storm as it was coming in...

 And last but not least...Cameron fits into my sandals...lol..He had forgotten his and we wanted to go for a walk so he decided to wear mine..they were a touch big but not enough to cause any problems..lol.....
I transfered pictures from my phone to the computer...Now I can clear out my phone...

I had a decent week at work..it's kind of long at times but I always muddle through..
I do need to find something to supplement my pay..I haven't heard from the people that I baby sat for..So today I sent them a text just to touch base..she said they have been very busy..but may need me at the end of July..ugh..not really what I wanted to hear..

I did go on a job interview the other day..the manager of an apartment complex is looking for a few people to have on call to do final cleans after people move out..I am going to help with an apartment on the 23rd...they pay $18.00 an hour...that's great but you can go months without having any work...I'll have to keep my fingers crossed that a lot of people move...lol...

I'm going to go back on Craigs list and on the baby sitting site to see if I can drum up any work..I need to do something...

Yesterday my daughter  and I went to Bastille days..Lots of food, music and drinking...Well, we don't really drink much so that leaves the food...Ha-ha...we shared a couple of items and then headed home...

Today we went to a couple of rummage sales...found a couple of small items...
Then we went to the cemetery where my moms husband is buried..I placed some of her ashes on his grave:) Long story short..his kids didn't want my mom to use the plot next to him..I finally told her to just give them the plot and I would place some of her ashes right on top of him..we had a good laugh about it..And now I have finally placed her ashes...

Tomorrow my daughter and grandkids are going to spend the day at the lake..I've made some tuna salad..we'll grill and do some swimming..I'm looking forward to that. I think I've only been in the water once this year.....

On that note, I'm going to get rolling here.....

Oh, and by the way........I have only had about 6, yes,  6 cigarettes since Monday at 3:30pm..... That is HUGE for me..I'm a pack (or more) a day girl...
It's been easier than it has ever been before....I don't know why but I'm blessed that it is working this time..Keep me in your prayers that I can continue:) Thank You.....

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Week-end fun....










These are some of the pictures from our 4th of July fun...


The first two pictures are the view we had and the 3rd is my granddaughter and her boyfriend...Such a cute couple...they have been together 5 years now...She was 15 when they started dating..
My daughter and grandson Paris were there too..
They all decided to play uultimate frisbee..  I opted out on this one..lol...
Monique and Brian played so well as a team..it's no wonder they have been together this long..I told them that if they keep working together as they have been in all aspects, they will have a great marriage one day:)

We had set up our sun tent..and had the grill full...lol..my daughter is a great grill woman..she made italian brats, steak and chicken wings...yummy....plus all of the side dishes..we left there full and very tired..

I think I got home at 6:30..I tried taking a nap but for some reason I couldn't fall asleep..I heard the fireworks at 9:30 but didn't see any...
I think I fell asleep at 10:00...I've been getting up so darned early..ugh..I really wanted to sleep a bit longer..and again today, I was up at 5:00am...
Now it is 5:30 pm and I am tired..lol..

I have Cameron over for the night..We went to the dollar store and then Pick n Save and had a brat there..

A little while ago, we took a walk and ended up at Roberts Custard stand...good treats..but geeezzz,,,it was almost twelve dollars for the two of us to have ice cream..that is just crazy...


 He is such a good boy...and VERY smart..

 The kids playing frisbee...
Walking the rocks to the beach...





On that note, I'll close for now....Hope everyone is having a great week-end;)
 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!!






Good morning and Happy 4th of July!!
I hope everyone has a great day and safe travels....


I hope this post works..I have a pink sign at the top of my  page that says..Required field must not be blank..hum..not sure what that means..I've never seen it before..I hope it doesn't interrupt  my post....

Last night I went out with my friend Larry for a bite to eat and a drink..
He put his house up for sale two weeks ago and has an offer already..He may end up moving to the same apartment complex that I'm in...that would be great because then we could go walking together again...

I'm not sure what I'm doing today..I haven't made plans yet. My girlfriend and I were supposed to get together..she said she would have grandkids until 3:30 and then would be free..Now she is saying that she isn't sure if she will have them longer or not..Well, it would have been nice to know so I could make plans..ugh...

I haven't heard from the people that I babysat for..I wish they would call..I could sure use the extra money...If I don't hear from them soon, I'm going to get online and see if I can find someone else to babysit for..

I hope everyone has a great day:) I'm going to try to enjoy mine what ever I do....