Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started!

Guess what? We are back on-line!! YAY!!

We have been with out internet for almost a year now, since our second computer died some time in January.

Uncle Joe finally made some calls, pulled some strings and broke a few kneecaps and got us some good dsl going here in th Joe Home.

One bad thing: We have no outlet near the computer so there is a cable strung across the kitchen to the nearest outlet. There will be a prize for the person who trips over it first. I do believe I will unplug it now before we go to bed, as I will SURELY be the one to knock the computer off in the floor.

So, what has been going on in your lives? It feels so good to be at home in my warm house blogging and not outside, kiping a signal from the neighbors with my trusty rusty laptop. (Now if we can get wireless hooked up in here we will be all set!)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Good Advice

I got an email today with the best advice I have heard in a while:

When Satan comes knocking at your door, say, "Jesus, could you get that please?"

So simple!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Real Beef Head

Sometimes I think Uncle Joe has too much time on his hands. What do you think?? :o)

This is Beef Head Joe. He sure tasted good!! He was full of beef and all kinds of good seasonings. UJ found the recipe in a book of beef recipes.

The best thing about all his culinary quests is this : HE CLEANS IT ALL UP!! Oh Praise be to God He cleans the kitchen!! I want to kiss him all over his face when I see him doing that. He just doesn't understand why.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I am still standing

barely....I am sooooo tired. We are going through a data change-over at work and it is so slow. The light is at the end of the tunnel though......a small light, but there nonetheless. The Business Office staff has put in mega over-time the past 4 weeks and we are not done yet.

The weather is chilling here and Uncle Joe is heating up the kitchen on a daily basis. He is inspired by the Food Network (GOD BLESS THE FOODNETWORK!) and making all kinds of new and interesting dishes. He made a real beef head. Pictures will follow in a day or twelve.

CassiJo and CarlyJo have joined the swim team at school, so our lives the past two weeks have involved lots of water. They practice 1.5 hours a day , 3 days a week. We went from nothing to a very busy schedule! We live close to the pool so it is easy for UJ to go for one practice and I can go for the other. I am very proud of the girls progress and hope that they continue to participate as they get older. There is one girl in CarlyJo's class who ANP (my SIL) has named "The Torpedo" . SInce I don't know all the kids names I have given them made up names. There is the Torpedo, Pinkie(a little sprite of a girl who is usually the last one to finish....but she finishes..in her hot pink swimsuit), Crack Boy (self explanatory), Fluffy (she has naturally curly er I mean fluffy hair) among others. CarlyJo is a very precise swimmer. She is very deliberate in her graceful form. I like to watch her swim. She and her cousin ElleJo have decided they are moving in with Aunt Lil, who has a pool so they can be the best swimmers next year. I will miss them. :o)

Cassidy gets to swim with flippers, I am not sure why, but she is a little torpedo herself. She has a cute white swim cap (Thanks G-mom and ANP!) Last night when we were laying down just after she fell asleep she jerked really hard. She said, "Mom did you feel that?? I dreamed I was jumping in the pool!"

Today I helped out with a catering at Camp Gruber. I learned this afternoon that this group of soldiers is heading out to Iraq tonight. There may be some of them who will not come home. I tried to look at their names and remember them so I can pray for them. I looked at them as they ate wondering what they were thinking. I saw some of them on the phone with a loved one trying to get one more conversation in before they left. I would hate to be in their shoes, but I am very grateful for their bravery and committment. Lord please protect them and bring them home safely. Watch over their families while they are gone and let them know you are in control........

I am totally exhausted and I think I will go to bed now. Maybe I can talk UJ into coming with me to snuggle for a while. I feel like I haven't seen him at all this week. I leave while he is still asleep in the mornings and by the time he came home from Carly's swim practice, I would be in bed....so I really haven't seen much of him. I am kinda fond of his hairy face and I really want to kiss it.

Oh my I am to the point of being so tired I am getting silly........good night y'all.