Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Family Visit!

We visited our family again over the weekend. It was a pretty good visit. The kids had a blast and got to spend a lot of time with their cousins. They also ended up getting a total of $65 from various family members to do what they wanted with. A.A. spent his on games, but T decided that she wanted to put hers in a savings account and save it. That's a smart thing for an eight year old to do. She makes me so proud!

S's mom has lived in the same house for over 30 years and is always telling us about strange experiences she has had in her house. I have never had any reason to doubt them, but I have never experienced them before. That is, until Friday night while we were visiting her. We had decided to spend the night there and A.A was ready to go to bed. He laid on her couch and we shut the television off so that he could sleep. The rest of us weren't quite ready to go to bed yet, so we stayed up and talked a little while longer. While we were talking, we heard a long whistle. It was a long high pitched whistle that blended to a long low pitched whistle. Everyone was in the same room and everyone heard it including both of my kids, but no one in the room had whistled. I didn't whistle, neither one of my kids can whistle like that, and I know it wasn't S, his mom or his brother because while I heard it, I looked at each of them wondering why they decided to whistle at that particular time, yet they weren't whistling. It was odd and we never did find out where the whistling came from. My brother-in-law told S that he was glad that other people heard it because now he knows he isn't going nuts. It must not have been the first time that has happened, but S's mom never told us that she heard whistling in her house and not know where it was coming from.

Happy New Year!

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope that 2008 will be the best year yet for everyone!

My New Year's Resolution is to write at least 10 minutes a day, everyday even on busy days.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Christmas

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and everyone got what they wished for.
Our Christmas went well. A.A. was a little sick, but other than that it was a pretty good Christmas. The kids got everything they had asked for and claimed this Christmas was the best yet. They claim that every year, though!
Now it is time to get ready for the New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Fill-In Friday #51

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1. Snow days are the best days to drink hot chocolate.
2. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family the next 2 weeks.
3. Strawberry Shortcake is the best desert ever!
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Little House on the Prairie.
5. I'm done with politics.
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is spending time with family, especially when they actually get along!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to family time, tomorrow my plans include a little bit of last minute Christmas shopping and Sunday, I want to watch the Colts game.

A.A. enjoys doing these also. He asked me to post his answers onto this blog, so here they are:

1. Snow day!
2. I'm looking forward to soccer season.
3. Cars is the best movie ever!
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is The Dukes of Hazard.
5. I'm done with sleeping.
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is giving and getting presents.
7. As for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include sleeping and Sunday, I want to sleep.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More News!

My brother called me again a few days ago. Again, I thought something was wrong. I have to stop doing that! I thought something was wrong this time because he had called so late. Once again, nothing was wrong, thank goodness!

He called to tell me that my sister is pregnant, too! I am happy to be having another niece or nephew. T is absolutely thrilled. Double A says he would be thrilled if both my brother's girlfriend and my sister have boys. Then he says it would be even. Three boys and three girls and he wouldn't be the only boy.

My brother told me that his girlfriend isn't very thrilled to be sharing her pregnancy with my sister though. I guess she thinks that it is taking some of the attention off of her. That's pretty selfish in my book, though. I shared all of my pregnancies with two of my cousins and none of us minded one bit. Actually, we thought it was pretty fun, trying to guess who was having a boy and who was having a girl. Who would have their's first and who would have their's last. I'm sure she will get used to the ideal though, she really doesn't have a choice, does she?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Fill-In #48

This is my first Friday Fill-In. For more go here.

1. When my blog is broken, I'm
usually checking my messages or working on a puzzle.

2. I saw the most amazing sunrise this morning!

The Mist is the new movie I'm most looking forward to seeing.

4. Work: Necessary and
can be fun!

5. Of all the new
tv shows, I enjoy Heroes the most.

6. If only
I would quit smoking! (I'm working hard on that!)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
working on one of my puzzles, tomorrow my plans include sleeping in late and Sunday, I want to watch the Colts game.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What I am Thankful For

I am thankful for my children and my loving husband. I am thankful that we have a roof over our heads, and that we have everything we need to survive. I am thankful for the health of my family. I am thankful for the freedom I have as an American. I am thankful for every experience that I have had this past year and the years before. Each and every experience I have had helped form me into the person I am today.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Family Visit!

S was worried about his mom. She had surgery a couple of weeks ago and he wanted to see how she was doing, so we went to visit her on Friday. Thank goodness she is doing fine! She may need some more surgery done and she is afraid that they will try to do it when she goes to her follow up appointment today. I told her that they would more than likely try to schedule another surgery if anything.
Saturday, we went to my hometown and visited with my family since it was only an hour and a half away from S's mom's house. There are so many people to visit when we go there it gets crazy and we tried to visit everyone in one day. It gets crazy when we do that. I don't like to squeeze everyone in, in one day because I get so worn out.
My brother's girlfriend, W is doing good. I think they are betting on having a boy because they already have a boy's name picked out for the baby, but not a girl's name. I gave them a couple of girl name suggestions for them to think about in case they wanted to use them.
We got back around one in the morning on Sunday. I was so tired yesterday that I spent all day trying to recuperate from the trip. It was a good thing that we did visit even if it was for a day and a half. We had other plans for Thanksgiving and wasn't going to be able to visit home on Thanksgiving anyway. We hope to be able to visit again in December around Christmas time or shortly afterwards.
For those of you traveling for the Thanksgiving Holiday, be safe and have a great visit! I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy November!

Happy November to all! I know I haven't posted much lately, but I am having a hard time figuring out what to post about. I hope everyone has had a safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dear Mister Frankenstein

Dear Mister Frankenstein,
In case you never knew,
I enjoyed every night
I got to visit you.
On Halloween each year
Around when it got dark,
Finding a place to meet
The joy would fill my heart.

Witches, ghosts and goblins,
Collecting trick-or-treats,
But going to meet you
Nothing was just as neat!
Though happy to see you,
A part of me was sad,
For I had wanted you
To go and meet my dad.

Every year it seemed to me
Some things he had to do.
Truth I think really was
He was afraid of you.
He would never admit
It to himself or me,
But that little fact was
Not very hard to see.

Slowly the years go by
You pass a time or two.
I've caught my dad on stilts
Reminding me of you.
I will never forget
And you have crossed my mind
I miss you like crazy,
Dear Mister Frankenstein!

Elisabeth @2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I got a call from my younger brother tonight. I was expecting him to give me some bad news since it seems that he only calls me when there is bad news to give. This was an exception. He gave me some good news, instead. His girlfriend found out that she is six weeks pregnant with her second child on her daughter's fifth birthday. After my brother's girlfriend had her first child, she was told that she would not be able to get pregnant again, so this is really great news for her and all of us. So far, their baby is healthy. She is due to have their baby in May. Congratulations to her! They already have a boy's name picked out which will be Jacob Nolan, but they don't have a girl's name picked out yet.

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