Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 

Time and Weather:  It's 7:58 AM, 44 degrees, partly cloudy.  The high today is predicted to be 69 degrees.   

Clothes:  Dark gray knit pants, light gray v-neck tee shirt.  

Food:  For breakfast I had Cheerios with blueberries and a cup of Earl Grey tea.  I made roast beef in the crockpot yesterday, with potatoes and carrots.  It was good.  We will have polish sausages for dinner today.   

Sounds:  Fox News is on the TV in our room.  I hear the furnace coming on.  The little girls are up, but they are being pretty quiet so far this morning.  

Little Favorites:  Kelly gave me this robe a couple of years ago when I was in the hospital.  I've lost about 40 pounds since all the cancer stuff started, and I'm cold much of the time.  This robe is so soft and warm.  I wear it a lot, especially in the evening and night.  It's by Croft and Barrow from Kohls.




Memories:  When Josh was still a baby, we moved from Wichita to the St. Louis area.  Ron had been assigned to the military records center in St. Louis.  We bought a house on the other side of the Missouri River in St. Charles county.  Our address was St. Peters.  Our house was a four bedroom two story in a neighborhood filled with young families and lots of children.  

The kids started out in public school, but after we became Lutheran, they went to a private Lutheran school at our church, about 15 miles from where we lived.  I drove in a carpool for several years.  It was a good school, and they were happy there.

There was a neighborhood pool, and we spent most of our summer days there.  Josh learned to swim when he was two years old.  I'll never forget when his swim class "graduated" by jumping off the end of the diving board into the deep water.  He was so tiny, and everyone at the pool went "Awww," as he stood on the diving board and then jumped.  He was a little doll.

Kelly was on a swim team while we were there, and learned to swim like a fish.  We drove all over for the looooong swim meets.  She did very well for being one of the tiniest swimmers on the team.  We were at a meet one time, and Ron was looking at the competitors on the other team.  He said, "My gosh, is Kelly going to have to swim against them?  They're amazons!"  :o)  Our little bitty did just fine against the amazons, though.  She was fast. 

Jason got interested in acting when he started Lutheran high school.  He was amazing at it, and I think he could have been an actor if that's what he wanted.  He has so many talents--everything from acting to music to writing to computer programming and more.  He makes his living as a computer guy, but I suspect that music is the real joy of his heart.

There are way too many memories from St. Peters to post here.  It was a lovely time in our lives, and it was hard to leave our church and friends there when we left for Hawaii.  We were there for five years, and it felt like home.

Thank you, God:  for our dear Pope Benedict XVI and the years he has been our Pope.  Please bless him as he leaves the Vatican and goes into seclusion.  Amen 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Roundup

Pic taken a few weeks ago. 
I spent the afternoon with Kelly today.  I met her for lunch at Willie C's where we had fried oysters with french fries and coleslaw.  Her treat.  (Thanks, Kel!)  They were good!

Then we went hiking.  Can you believe I went hiking?  Well, it was really more like strolling, but we walked the main trail at the park all the way up to the lookout tower and back down.  It's .9 of a mile up there, so we walked nearly 2 miles, a lot of it uphill.  Kelly let me use her walking stick.  I thought my legs would be aching tonight, but they are fine.  I walk up and down our stairs so much, I guess they are used to climbing.

We talked the whole time, and enjoyed saying hi to lots of other hikers and dogs.  It was pretty busy today, because of the nice weather.  We didn't even need jackets, and Kel had on above the knee shorts.  Mo, if you're reading, I wore blue jeans, a long sleeved red tee shirt and my black SAS walking shoes.  :o)  (Mo likes to know what people wear when they go out to do things).

I wanted to get off the main trail and hike on some of the natural trails, but when we tried it I immediately lost my balance on the rocks and uneven ground.  Kelly grabbed my arm and said, "Oh no, we're not doing this."  So back to the main trail we went.  My balance is still not quite back to normal because of the cauda equina syndrome.  Boo.

It was just fun to be with her, and soak up some fresh air and sunshine.

Here's a link about the park.

I got home around 4 PM and Reece was glad to see me.  He said, "Gramma, I been waiting for you all day!"  He went downstairs to get a snack and came back with a piece of pizza for himself and one for me.  And two sodas.  "I brought you a Zero," he said, smiling his sweet smile at me.  Gosh I love that kid.  And after all that walking, I needed that Zero.

I've eaten out so much this past week.  Ron and I sometimes steal away to a quieter place in the evenings.  Saturday  night we were going to Cheddars, but it was jam packed, so we went to the Gristmill in Gruene.  It was fun being there after dark.  All the businesses have pretty lights (I love neon lights and strings of lights), and we could hear bits of music from various places.  There was a cowboy playing and singing in the wine garden, a band in Gruene Hall, and we could hear others as we passed by different places.

Ron and Reece went to Gran's for me today.  They said she was doing fine.  Ron said Reece kept her occupied the whole time they were there.  He does like to keep her busy playing with toys and her little knicknacks that he thinks are toys just for him.  :o)

It has been a pleasant, happy weekend.  Hope yours was nice, too!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Five, The Aubrey Edition

1.  Aubrey went with me to PetsMart to buy dog food.  While we were there we looked at the fish, birds, hamsters and gerbils.  She was particularly enchanted by the hamsters and wanted to bring one home (no way).  As we were leaving she said, "That was fun.  I liked to look at the chickmunks."  :o)  So cute.

2.  She used to always say, "I dudn't" instead of "I didn't."  I would tell her there is no such word as "dudn't."  She insisted that it's a word, but I notice that she's not using it much any more.  Now she corrects Camryn by saying, "There is no such word as dudn't."

3.  She stayed home from school yesterday.  She vomited during the night, and had a slight fever Thursday morning.  And she has an awful sounding cough.  She declared that she was going to school anyway, even after we told her she might make her classmates and teachers sick.  She said, "But I want to go!"  If she wants to eat her sister's cookie or drink her juice and we tell her no, that is Camryn's, she will whine, "But I want it!"  As if wanting something should make it automatically hers.  :o)

4.  Reece gets very upset with us if we scold Aubrey.  He says, "She can do that!" even when it's something naughty.  He says that she is his best friend, and she says the same thing about him.  I love the way they stand up for each other.

5.  She calls Reece her "brudder."  Sometimes she calls Camryn "Cam," and Gina "G."  She is the tiniest little thing, but she thinks she is large and in charge.  I call her Bossy Butt.  She's feisty and I love her, even when she is being a stinker.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Date:  Wednesday, February 20, 2013 

Time and Weather:  It's 8:30 AM, looking gray outside, 56 degrees.  Supposed to get to 70 for a high today.  We've been having very spring-like weather.    

Clothes:  Olive green cotton cargo pants, long-sleeved purple tee.     

Food:  Nothing yet.  I just took my synthroid and have to wait 30 minutes to an hour before I can eat anything.  I usually take it as soon as I wake up, but forgot it this morning.  

Sounds:  Jet engine sounds from the air force base a few miles from us.  Sounds like they are testing them or warming them up.  Deep growly, rumbly sounds.  I grew up a few miles from Boeing aircraft plant, where my dad worked, and those sounds are so familiar to me.    

Little Favorites:  Aveeno Clear Complexion foaming cleanser.  Kelly gave me some when I was in the hospital, and I love it.  It leaves my face really clean, but feeling soft and smooth.  I've been using it ever since.  Thanks, Kel!  

Arts and Crafts:  Nada.


A Memory:  
Thinking of the jet engine sounds reminds me of summer days during my childhood.  Our neighborhood was full of Boeing workers and their families.  In the summer evenings, we would play outside for hours, mamas and daddies sitting out on the front porch steps, talking with neighbors or just relaxing.  We played hide and seek, kick the can, statues, kickball, we chased each other around and had a ball.  The most fun we had was when one of the dads would bring a huge airplane tire innertube home.  The whole neighborhood would converge on the yard with the tire, and we would jump and bounce on that thing for hours.  It was just as much fun as a trampoline, maybe more.

When it was time, Mom would call us inside for baths and bed.  We slept with the windows open, and the breeze would blow the light curtain and I'd smell the aroma of honeysuckle that grew on the backyard fence as I fell asleep.          

Thank you, God:  for all those playmates we had growing up.  Please bless them and their families.  Amen

Monday, February 18, 2013


The weekend was nice and quiet--not much going on around here.

Ron and I did go out to dinner for our anniversary on Friday, and that was fun.  I didn't want to get all dressed up, so we just went to Outback.  Both of us had seafood.

He is off work today for President's Day, so we went out for breakfast this morning.  We like eating breakfast out.  

Ron has been painting the frames around two of the upstairs windows over the weekend and today.  He hates being up on the ladder, and I don't blame him.  As usual, it takes him forever because he is a super perfectionist.  I've never known anyone so patient.  I'm not like that at. all.  Not a perfectionist.  Not patient.  But even though it drives me crazy sometimes, I still love that about him.

We went grocery shopping for Mom after dropping Aubrey off at school.  She was happy to have a full pantry and fridge again, and especially happy to get the little flavored coffee cups and some little cakes and cookies.  Food makes her happy.  :o)  Me, too.

She has enjoyed her valentine tulips so much.  They have opened up all the way now (pic was taken a few days ago), and will probably be finished tomorrow.  I should make sure she has fresh flowers all the time.  She's been asking about planting the pots on her patio.  It's been so warm here it seems like we should be planting.

I've picked up the kids at school now.  They are outside in the beautiful sunshine.  It's 77 degrees and will get a bit warmer by 5 PM.  It has taken me all day to write this post because I write a paragraph, then go do something else.  But now...I'm done.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Five

1.  Ron gave me a new crucifix necklace for St. Valentine's day.  I lost the one I had, which was also a gift from him.  It was on a black silk cord with several of my most cherished medals.  I wrapped it around the bed frame during my last hospital stay, and when I was discharged, I forgot to take it off the bed.  :o(  No one left it at lost and found, and they didn't have it at the nurses station.  I was so sad about losing it.  So I was very happy to get a new one.  It's pretty.  Now I need to get some new medals and to have everything blessed.  Sorry about the blurry picture.  My camera battery was dead, so I used my iphone and tried to get too close.  

2.  Today is our 44th wedding anniversary.  I think we're going out to dinner tonight.

3.  The kids had fun at their Valentine parties yesterday.  They came home all happy with their valentines and little gifts.

4.  Today Reece's class had another fairy tale ball.  He dressed as Peter Pan.  The kids were all so cute!  There were kings and pirates and knights, and of course all the little girls were princesses.  :o)  I helped out during the ball with the crafts.  They made a Three Little Pigs book and decorated crowns.  And they "danced" on a floor covered with balloons.  Some fifth graders entertained them with a play--a fractured Cinderella tale.  They had their picture taken as a class.  And of course they had snacks.  I think they had fun.  I did, too.

5.  Everyone seems to have colds.  When the weather goes from cold to hot, up and down, people seem to get sick.  I'm glad it's the weekend so that maybe the kids will have a chance to get over their colds without being reinfected by all the kids (and teachers) at school.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 

Time and Weather:  It's 9:20 AM, 43 degrees, bright and sunny outside.  The high today is predicted to be 67 degrees.   

Clothes:  Blue jeans, a kelly green tee shirt, and green and red striped socks.  

Food:  For breakfast I had a cheese omelet, strawberries and blueberries, buttered toast, and a cup of black pomegranate tea.   

Sounds:  I have HGTV on the TV in our room.  Love It or List It is on.          
Little Favorites:

Arts and Crafts:

Here is the valentine garland Kelly and I made last weekend.  The hearts are made of red felt and they're strung on pink yarn.  Simple, but cute and festive.  :o)

This makes me remember when I was a teenager.  I've always loved the harmony of the Beach Boys.

A Memory:
When I was 15 years old I worked at Armstrong's Ice Cream in Wichita, Kansas.  It was on Douglas, across from East High School.  I wore a little white uniform and white shoes, and it was my job to make the ice cream concoctions the customers ordered from the waitresses.  My sister Sandi was one of the waitresses.  :o)

I learned to make banana splits without touching the banana, how to make milkshakes, sundaes and fizzy phosphates.  Now and then someone would order a hot fudge hinky dink, the biggest sundae we made.  It was 8 scoops of ice cream in a huge old fashioned footed goblet covered with hot fudge, whipped cream and cherries.  We had the best hot fudge!

There was always music on the juke box, including the Beach Boys.  :o)

Thank you, God:  for my sisters, Sandi and Johnnie.  Sisters are such a blessing, and mine are both very wonderful and special women.  Thank you for all the memories we've made, growing up together.  Thank you for our parents, whose immense love we've always felt.  Thank you for the bond we have and the love we share.  Amen 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict

When I heard the news about the resignation of our dear Pope Benedict XVI this morning, I was saddened, but not shocked or alarmed, especially after I read the text of his speech.  He said that he has repeatedly examined his conscience before God.  He is certain that he has made the correct decision.  I'm sure it was a very difficult decision to make, and I love and admire Pope Benedict all the more for putting the Church first.  He will always be in my prayers.

Below is the text of his speech.  I highlighted the parts I think we need to take to heart.

"Dear Brothers,
I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, owing to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

I am well aware that this ministry, because of its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from February 28, 2013, at 8 p.m., the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. 

And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. 

With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer."

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Enjoyable Weekend

The weekend has flown by.  We did have cooler weather and a bit of rain yesterday, but mostly it was just a gray, misty day.  If we're going to have cloudy, humid weather, I'd rather have a good soaking rain than mist and drizzle.  

Kelly came over around noon on Saturday.  It was good to see her.  She wanted to have lunch at Chester's, so that's where we went, just the two of us.  We needed to be where we could talk, talk, talk, and a corner booth was perfect.  Ron and Reece went to Gran's for me.

After a quick trip to Hobby Lobby and Michaels, we came back to the house and made marshmallow fudge, and Kelly helped me make a valentine banner for the kitchen window. The red hearts look so cute against the white valance over the window.  

It's been gray again today, but we haven't even had the misty rain we had yesterday.  Reece and I went to Gran's.  We took her some potato salad and barbecued chicken that Josh grilled last night.  She had corn in her pantry, so I heated that up for her, too.

I think Ron is coming down with a cold, or else his mountain cedar allergy is really bad right now.  He's kind of miserable.  I hope it's not the flu!  I don't want to go through that again.  

The kids and I did a "science experiment" this afternoon, using baking soda, vinegar and food coloring.  Oh my, they loved it!  Reece did the first one, and when the solution bubbled up and spilled over the top of the glass, the look on his face was just precious.  His eyes got huge and his mouth made a perfect "O."  I let the little girls choose a color and do their own experiment, and they would scream and squeal every time the solution overflowed. We had the glass sitting in the middle of a cookie sheet to catch the overflow.  They wanted to taste it, and declared that it was yucky.  I'd say that experiment was a smashing success.

We'll be back to our usual routine tomorrow.  

Do you have any special plans for Valentine's day?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Five

Our neighbor's orange tree a few days ago.
1.  We've been blessed with beautiful weather again this week.  It's supposed to rain this weekend, though, which is a good thing.  The sky is the most incredible blue, and not a cloud to be found.  The wrens are back.  I've seen one of them scouting around for a place to build a nest.  I need to clean out the wren house for them.  The old nest from last year is still in it.

2.  I had my dentist appointment yesterday.  It wasn't too bad, but I have to go back later this month.  I have a temporary filling on one tooth.

3.  The kids celebrated 100 days of school today.  Reece's class decorated tee shirts with 100 things.  This year he did pairs of googly eyes on a black shirt.  His mom helped him glue them on. It was cute, but he came home with some of them missing.  He had given them to his friends, or they had taken them off.  Wish I had gotten a picture of him in it before it was cannibalized.    

Aubrey's class made posters using 100 Q-tips.  Parents were to help.  Cyrise and Aubrey made a picture of a playground (a tree, swing set and slide), grass along the bottom, birds (bent Q-tips), little kids playing, clouds and a sun. It looked like a little kids drawing.  Aubrey colored it after it dried.  It was cute.  It said, "100 Days" at the top, and "...of fun," at the bottom.

4.  Kelly was going to come over this afternoon, but postponed it to tomorrow when Mike will be home to take care of the dogs.  I'm looking forward to seeing her.  She will go with me to Gran's.  

5.  I stopped by the thrift store after going to Gran's today, and found some jeans for Aubrey.  Her 4Ts are getting too short, so I got 3 pairs of 5Ts.  Didn't find anything else worth buying, so I only spent $3 plus tax.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2013 

Time and Weather:  It's 7:53 AM, cloudy and drizzling outside.  I'm hoping the drizzle turns into something more substantial later in the day.  We need rain!  It's 61 degrees and will get up to around 69 today, according to the little weather thing on my computer.  

Clothes:  Knit pants in gray, a short sleeved blue-green and black print tee, black socks with greenish dragonflies on them.

Food:  I woke up shaky and sweaty this morning because my blood sugar was too low.  It's rarely where it should be, but either too high or too low.  So I had to eat something quick before taking Reece to school.  Cyrise had made little mini cheesecakes yesterday, so I had one of those and a Coke.  I was okay to drive when it was time to go.  Not a very healthy breakfast, but I needed sugar fast.

Sounds:  It's really quiet here this morning.  The birds aren't singing.  They must be staying cozy out of the rain.        

Little Favorites: I love Catholic medals and prayer cards.  Of course St. Peregrine, patron saint of people with cancer, is at the top of the list right now, but I like them all.

Arts and Crafts: I made a funky fringed scarf from an old tee shirt a few days ago.  It's kind of cute and I wore it one day, but not sure I'll ever wear  it again.


Reece, pretending to pout.  :o)


I had this song on my old Playlist.  I don't understand a word of it, but I love the music.  It's so soothing and bluesy.  Ai Du, By Ali Farka Toure.


A Memory: When it was time for Ron to PCS from Japan, he asked me where I would like to go.  He named some possibilities, one of which was Atlanta, but I said I wanted to go to San Antonio.  I don't know why I said that, it just sort of popped out.  And lo and behold, that's where we ended up.  :o)  

He was assigned to Ft. Sam Houston, and we leased a house in Converse where we lived for a year or so.  We decided to buy a house and started looking with a realtor.

He showed us a lot of houses, and I fell in love with the one we live in now.  I didn't think we were going to get it because Ron thought it was too expensive and wanted to continue looking.  But we qualified for the house and moved in the spring.

Before we moved in I was at the house one day, waiting for the termite inspector or somebody.  I was standing at the patio doors looking out into the backyard.  Everything was so green; at the time we had two big trees back there, and no pool.  It felt like a dream, finally being able to settle down in a home of our own again.  Suddenly a little flock of sparrows flew up into one of the trees.  They seemed agitated, and as I watched I saw a blue parakeet among them.  The sparrows were all picking at him, and then the whole flock of them flew away.  

I saw the blue parakeet in the trees a couple of times after that.  I dubbed him "the blue bird of happiness."  He was a little sign that we would indeed be happy here, and we have been.

Thank you, God: For all the material things you give us--food, shelter, clothing, vehicles and all the little extras--as well as the love, faith and spiritual gifts you've given to us.  We are abundantly blessed.  Amen

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Johnnie!

Wishing the happiest birthday ever to my sweet little sister.  May you have many, many more wonderful birthdays, and may each one be even happier than the last.

I love you!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fry Bread Recipe (And Shoes)

I've had a few requests for the recipe for the fry bread, so here it is, with my changes.

Cherokee Indian Fry Bread

2 C flour
1/2 C dry milk powder (I don't use this.  See note at the bottom).
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 T lard or Crisco (you could probably just use butter).
3/4 C warm water (see note at the bottom).
Cooking oil for frying.

NOTE:  (Instead of using powdered milk and water, I just used a scant cup of regular milk, warmed for a few seconds in the microwave).

Stir together flour, dry milk powder (if using), baking powder and salt.  Cut in lard/Crisco/butter until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.  (Mine never did look like coarse bread crumbs).  Stir in water (or regular milk).  Turn out onto floured surface; knead to a smooth ball, 10 to 12 strokes.  Divide dough into 8 balls.  Cover and let rest 10 minutes.  On floured surface, roll each ball to a 6 inch circle.  With finger, make a hole in the center of each.  Deep fry, one at a time, in hot fat (400 degrees) until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side.  Drain on paper towels.  Makes 8  (These are best served hot).

I fried mine in a large skillet, 3 at a time.  I didn't measure the oil, just poured in what I thought was enough.  It didn't cover the tops of the bread; I turned them after 1 1/2 minutes or so. I drained them on a couple layers of napkins, since I was out of paper towels.

You can eat them plain, or put butter, honey or jam on them.  You can sprinkle them with powdered sugar for a sweet treat.  Or, best of all, you can use them for Indian Tacos.  Just use the same ingredients you use for tacos.  For example, refried beans or black beans, cooked ground beef, pork or chicken, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, jalapeno peppers, etc.).  Put your taco ingredients on the fry bread and wrap the bread around them like a taco.  Add salsa.  Yummy!

When I took the picture of my moccasins, Reece and Aubrey wanted me to take pictures of their shoes, too.  So here they are.  :o)
Aubrey's Boots

Reece's Crocs

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Friday Stuff and Hot Van

Mom and I went out to lunch today.  I think it will become a weekly tradition.  She enjoys getting out and about, and I enjoy her stories and conversation.  She always talks about her grandmother.  She's such a cutie. 

We went to a new Mexican place nearby, Mama Margies.  Mom likes Mexican food.  A lot.  :o)

The multicultural day at the kids' school was fun.  The children all loved the Cherokee fry bread, and so did the adults who were there.  Reece and I gave a little presentation about the Cherokees--just telling the class about Reece's heritage, and teaching them a few words in Cherokee.  They all shouted out the Cherokee words perfectly.  And I showed them my moccasins and told them that was how the Cherokee and other Indians made their shoes a long time ago.  But the fry bread was what they were most interested in.  :o)

Our "new" van has been getting hot the past couple of days.  Josh thinks it has lost some coolant--we have a spot on the driveway.  I hope we have not bought a lemon.  We really like it, though, so I hope it will be okay.  Josh is going to take a look at the hoses when he comes home from school.  He said one of them may have been blown loose when he hit the gas hard the other day, when he pulled out in front of a car he didn't see.  There is a definite blind spot, so you really have to look carefully before pulling out or changing lanes.

Friday Four

1.  I made Indian fry bread last night for Reece and Aubrey's classes.  They are having multicultural day today, and they were to take food or another item related to their culture.  We could have chosen Irish or Scottish, but we figured there would be plenty of kids with those cultures.  So we chose Cherokee.  My mom's father was a full-blood Cherokee, and her mother was part Cherokee.  I asked Reece this morning what kind of Indian he is, and he said he's a transformer robot Indian.  :o)

2.  I will go to the school around 9:30 this morning to help with the activities and take the fry bread.  I'll wear my moccasins.  :o)

3.  Ron will be home this evening.  He has been in Colorado all week.  It will be good to have him home again.  We've all missed him.

4.  We're still having warm weather for this time of the year.  We've not had much of a winter at all.  Wish we would get some rain!  Today's high is supposed to be 71 degrees.

That's about it for now.  Have a great Friday!