Saturday, November 29, 2008

All work and no play.....

....makes Peach a dull blogger. I've been working a lot of overtime and on my few days off trying to keep my house in order, so on top of not having time to write I really don't have anything interesting to post. I think this weekend is the last of the overtime and in December I will be back more frequently. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be back real soon!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Let there be Water

I have water again! Until you have to live without it, you never realize how much you depend on it. It seems my pump was cracked and finally just busted. Apparently it's been running constantly for a while, so my electric bill should be much lower. Final cost - $600. Well that's better than the $950 that he initially quoted me. I can finally take a showere! I feel so yucky. Nice thing is the water pressure seems to be much better too. I'm glad I got the overtime at work. Well let me go shower in this glorious water!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Murphy strikes again!

Well I finished my 7 days in a row working and thought I had 4 relaxing days off. Granted some house work needs to be done, but no, I come home to a major crisis. Turned on a water faucet in the kitchen and it spits and sputters then some black water comes out then it clears up but no pressure. All of the faucets do the same thing. Now I have no water. NONE! This is the pits! Can't do laundry, dishes, cook, shower. I can't even use the toilet! I'm not 100% sure what the problem is but I strongly suspect that a line from the well to the house froze and broke. I can't believe this! I'm finally starting to make a little headway with the overtime I've worked. Thought there would be a Christmas for my kids, then this happens. I have a friend coming to look at it this evening or tomorrow. He is a plumber and he used to live in this house. So hopefully he can at least isolate the problem. His wife strongly recommended I don't call the local plumbing company. She says they will rip me off and over charge me. Hopefully if her husband can't fix it he can at least recomend someone reliable, fair and honest. I just can't believe this is happening at this time. If something can go will! (Hence my title). Well I hope things are going better for all of you. Have a great day! And as a good friend of mine would say....."Happy, happy, joy, joy!"

Monday, November 17, 2008

This was posted on a friends blog and I just had to share it. I love this video!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Almost venison!

I know my heart quit beating for 10 minutes, at least. Driving home yesterday a deer ran out in front of me and I'm sure I brushed it's tail. Had I not hit my brakes I'm sure I would have gotten his/her rear end. I can't even tell you what it was. It was big and brown and leapt across the road. It's really not too unusual to hit one. Most people I know have at one time or another, but I don't want to be one of the statistics. I like my car and it's not paid for yet! Then moments later I almost hit a jogger. He was going the same way as me but in the other lane, against traffic. He saw some cars coming towards him and decided to cross the road. So he veered towards my lane and almost ran right in front of me. At the last minute he turned and saw me and sharply went the other direction. Geesh! What a drive home. Well, I got to bed late yesterday because of internet problems and this morning had to stop at the grocery store on my way home. 2 down - 5 to go! I just keep thinking about that check with the overtime, it will be worth it. At least I will be able to buy a little something to give the kids at Christmas. But it will give us all an opportunity to focus on the real meaning of the season. Later!
I guess it could have been worse!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Letter Game

My friend Barb gave me this to fill some space. Thanks Barb!
If you'd like to play, leave me a comment, and I'll give you a letter.Then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter.Afterward, post this in your blog/journal and give out some letters of your own. My friend gave me the letter "P" (how did I know that was coming?) Ok, here's my list (not in any particular order)

1) Philip (My favorite brother.............just kidding !)

2) Psalms

3) Pittsburgh rare steak! For those of you that don't know what that is, it is steak cooked charcoaled on the outside and raw rare inside. It's rare to find a chef that can do this right!

4) Prayer

5) Picnics

6) Pepper (especially fresh ground)

7) Puzzles (jigsaw)

8) Poetry

(I wish I liked pumpkin pie, would that count as 2? This is getting hard...)

9) Peanuts (hot boiled)

10) Perfume (my favorite is Byzance)

Whew! That,s not as easy as it looks.
Okay, if you would like to play just let me know and I'll give you a letter. Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Living Will

Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.' She got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my wine. She's such a bitch....

Thursday, November 06, 2008

"O" well

Nothing we can do about it now, but hope and pray. I'm scared, I really am. I think this country has made a big mistake. I hope I'm wrong. I pray I'm wrong. Only time will tell.

Well, I had to let it out. But I hope it doesn't disuade any of you from visiting me. I would never hold political views against anyone.

On to other things......

My kittens kitten didn't make it. Vet said it could have something to do with the fact that the father of her kittens was actually her father. It was so cute though. Life can be cruel. But on the brighter side - we got a puppy. I don't think I've told y'all about her yet. She is a 5 month old Brittany Spaniel. She is a cutie, but a handful! Hyper little thing. Tootsie is already antagonizing her and they play chase. It is cute. I'll have to try and get a picture. I don't know what happened to my computer cord for my phone. I'll have to see if I can get a new one. Some of you posts pics and videos so easy. I am going to try to add a new feature in the side bar. We'll see how it goes.
It is a site that I use to listen to music. I can create stations that play the music I like. It's really cool.
My son is doing really well down in Panama City. He really likes it. He'll be starting the actual diving before too long. He is excited. And daughter continues to do well in school. She is in the top of her class for all her classes. She has a practical plan laid out and should be able to get into Nursing school in 2010. Youngest son is excited tonight. The long awaited release of one of his video games is tonight at midnight. He is going with a friend and his mom to stand in line and get it, then come home and play all night. Yes, I am letting him play hooky tomorrow. His grades are all good.
No new recipes lately. Haven't had the time. Finished painting my living room, finally. Also fixed the floor in my bathroom from when our last puppy chewed it up. It looks nice. Did the self-stick tile. Next project is the upstairs bathroom floor. Well, that's my update for now. Hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Driving and Kittens

Well, my son finally passed his drivers test. We went to the Sect. of State office yesterday and got his license. He's now on the road! Don't say I didn't warn you. Usually we are lucky to be out the door by 7:45 when I take him to school. This morning, his first morning of driving himself to school, he was out the door at 7 sharp and went to McD's for breakfast and at school by 7:30. We'll see how long this lasts.
Oh, I don't think I have told ya'll this yet. I am now sitting in my bedroom typing away on my new laptop. Maybe now I will post a little more often. I love it! A friend bought it for me. Yes, a very good friend ;) Actually, he was going to get me a Dell. I protested every which way I could, but he is stubborn. After resigning to the fact that he was going to do this, I told him if he was going to pay for one, at least let me pick out the one I wanted. So I got this Toshiba. So far I am really pleased with it. That is what we got our daughter for graduation. I hear only good things about them, so we shall see. The only thing that is wrong is that I can't get my F buttons to work and my scroll feature on my mouse pad isn't working. But that is my fault. I was playing with buttons and features and somehow or another I locked it and can't figure out what I did. Oh Well.
My kitty finally had her kittens. She is just a kitten herself. She had 2 kittens but only one survived. I think one was too weak, plus she is not a great mommy. She doesn't want to stay with them. She keeps bringing me her little one and dropping it at my feet like she wants me to babysit. But he/she is a fiesty little thing. A little climber. At least I only have to find a home for one kitten. I need to get her fixed before this happens again.
Well, I think I am going to go golfing this morning while the weather is still nice. Before too long it is going to be too cold. Hope everyone is doing well and I will make the rounds a little later this morning.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

To Vote Or Not To Vote

Well, Ches your safe for now. My son didn't pass his test. He had one small boo-boo. Actually he did very well, but for the red light he almost ran. That was an automatic failure. Poor kid, he was so upset with himself. Well, we have it rescheduled for the 11th of October. I'm sure he'll do much better.

It's that time of the year again. Voting. Ugh! I am so tired of all the political calls and commercials etc. But I do have a cute story to share with you. My daughter is 18 this year and I asked her if she had registered to vote. She replied that she wasn't going to vote. She said she didn't know anything about any of the candidates. I told her there are ways to get information and she should vote on what's important to her. I told her if I don't know anything else about the candidates, I vote pro-life. That is what is important to me. She said if she voted one way then her boyfriends mom, Cindy, would be mad at her and if she voted the other way then I would be mad at her. I told her that she didn't have to share with anyone who she voted for. She said that Cindy would drag it out of her. Well that pretty much ended the conversation. A couple of days later there was some political literature in the mail that I had tossed on the kitchen counter. She happened to glance at it and the fireworks started going off. Apparently it was something about hunting rights being taken away. She was hollering that no one was going to take away her right to hunt! That's not right! etc, etc. She made quite a scene. That's when I told her that she needed to vote to protect what is important to her. I think she is going to register. LOL. I'm a little disappointed that she found that more important than right-to-life, but I did find it amusing. I hope all of you vote this year.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Not enough hours in the day!!

No, I didn't disappear again, things have just been kinda busy. On the days I work I don't have time to post because I need sleep. On days when I'm off I get caught up on things I didn't get done when I was working. Somethings not right here! Well, dog-gone-it, I'm going to make time!
It is SO wonderful hearing from y'all! Norman, please email me!!! I've lost all my contacts and don't have your address. Kris, I got your post and will be in touch soon.
My youngest son goes to take his drivers test tomorrow. So if you live in the lower SE part of MI I suggest you use great caution in driving. Ches, this means you!!
As you can see I got my video working. I found a different site. I think there are 5 songs on my list and you can actually choose which one you want to listen to. Each of them has kind of a special meaning to me right now in my life. The first one is one of my favorites. I just love the video.
Oh, another thing taking up my time. We have a new addition to our family. She is a 4 month old Brittany Spaniel. She is a real sweetie! She was going to the shelter if we didn't pick her up that day. She is a hand full though! I will post pictures later.
Okay, well I need to run. Smile! and live life to it's fullest!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I'm not sure why but I can't play the video in the window above. Is it playing for anyone else? It is just a blck screen that shows the Windows Media logo. It worked before, but since I have returned I can't get it to work. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't recall doing anything special before to get it to play. This is driving me nuts. I'm not terribly computer smart, but I've usually been able to figure things out. This has me stumped, and it's probably something really simple. Oh well, can't mess with it any more, time for me to get some sleep. Have work tonight. Thanks for any help you can give me!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My life in a nut shell (at least the last year)

It was nice to hear from some of you. Nice to know I was missed. Well, let me dive right into this. Most of you know that I had things going on in my life. Things I just wasn't ready to share. Not on my blog anyway. It didn't seem like the place. I have been divorced now for almost a year. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I'm not going to go into detail, but it was something I should have done a long time ago. I also went to school and got my aircraft dispatching licence. I used to be an air traffic controller in the military and then with the FAA. I always wanted to get back into the aviation field and this was perfect for me. I am know working at a local airport for a cargo airline. It's full time with benefits. I really like it. I'm not working as a dispatcher yet, but hopefully within a year. It's still a good job.
My oldest son has graduated and joined the army. It is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He went in as a diver. After basic he had to take this training course that is quite intensive. About 27 of them started and only 4 finished. He was one of the 4. I am so very proud of him, and he is more proud of himself than he has ever been. He now goes to Panama City in October to the Naval Diving Academy for his training. I hope to be seeing him over Labor day weekend. I will drive down to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO where he is stationed now.
My daughter also graduated this past year and just recently started college. She is going to a local Community College and working on getting her pre-requisites out of the way so she can go to nursing school. I am also so very proud of her. As much of a challenge as these children have been to me growing up they seem to be turning out OK. I never doubted it for a minute. ;)
Now I only have one more in school. He will be a senior this year. Jeez, where has the time gone?
I have continued to golf, although I don't work at the golf course any more. My schedule doesn't leave a whole lot of time. Well, kinda, but I need that to get caught up on stuff around the house. I work 7 p.m to 7 a.m. 4 days on 4 days off. I really like it, and I'm a night person anyway, so it works out for me. I worked last night and it was my Friday so I don't have to go right to bed, but I'm getting a little tired and I don't think a nap would hurt. So, there it is, pretty much in a nut shell. I'm sure more will come out, but that pretty much gives you an idea what I've been up to. I'll try and catch up on ya'lls posts to see what's been up with you. Again, it's great to be back!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm surprised I even remembered how to find my way here. LOL. I know I've been gone for a while and I guess there really is no excuse. I just needed some time away. I will give a little update on what's been going on with me a little later. For now I just wanted to say hi and that I have really missed my blog friends. I hope I can find most of you, or that you may find me again. I'm going to take a little time now and visit some of your sites and see who's still around. I'll be back again soon! It's good to be back. :)