Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Remembering Mama

I have spent the past few days thinking about Mom.

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since she died.

So many times I have wished that I could talk to her. I have changed so much, I wonder what she would think about me and my life.
I think alot about Mom at this time of year, not only because it is the month in which she died, but because of the holidays. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. All of the family being together made her very happy.

She loved the role of grandmother and I know she would have enjoyed all the kids. They would have loved their Mamaw Dorothy.

I have been looking through some pictures and I thought that I would share them with you. I hope you enjoy them.

This is one that Dad carried in his wallet, as you can see it is slightly tattered.

This one is from David's second birthday. I'm not sure where the picture was taken. Maybe Valley Village? I know they lived there when I was born.

Here is one of Mom, Mamaw Miller, Glo and Carol. This must have been shortly after She and Dad got married. I think she looks pretty in this picture.

Mom and Linda in the kitchen.
Mom is using the big aluminum pot. Many a meal has been prepared using that thing.

You can tell this one is a few years old, Linda is smoking a cigarette and has long hair.

Here is Me, Mom, Mamaw Miller and Adam, at Michael and Linda's wedding. Boy was my hair curly..... I sure am glad styles have changed.

The sisters............

Mom and dad at Lisa's wedding.

I hope you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane. I know I did.......

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How To Stay Married

Someone sent this to me in an email and I thought it was really cute, so I wanted to share it with my fellow bloggers.

I hope you enjoy!!!

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years.

They had shared everything. They had talked about everything.
They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoebox in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box.

When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $25,000.

He asked her about the contents.

"When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears.

Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

"Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money?
Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "That's the money I made from selling the dolls."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Little Rebel

My daughther has become a little rebel.....

Her school was having a speaker from the University of Kentucky, so they declared it U.K. day and told everyone that they should wear their favorite U.K. apparel or something blue and white. Lindsey, however, said that she didn't want to wear blue and white, she preferred to support the school that she is interested in attending. That school happens to be the University of Louisville.
So on U.K. day, my little rebel wore her "Louisville" tee shirt with her U.L. "The 'Ville" hooded sweatshirt as her jacket.
My daughter has developed quite the independent streak.....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Having A Lazy Day

Not much going on here. Lindsey spent the night at a friends house and Michael has gone to his office. The house is soooooooo quiet. I love it, no t.v., no music, no door bell sound from a cell phone receiving a text message, just peace and quiet. I enjoy the silence at times. It is my day off today and a much needed one. I have worked 6 days straight. It has been so very busy at work for the past few weeks. We are into that holiday mode. The store is getting to be very busy during the weekends and we are very tasky during the week. So many things to do...........
October starts the holiday season with the setting of Halloween/Christmas items. Then as Halloween nears, we have to make sure that all the Halloween items are on the sales floor. The week of Halloween, we begin moving as much of it to one area as possible. Not focusing on the displaying of the merchandise so much, but just getting the product out for our guest to see and buy before Halloween.

The day after....... the markdowns begin. We have people at the door, waiting to get in to purchase Halloween items at 50% off their original price. Teachers are some of our best customers at this time. By November the 5th the items go to 75% and as the stuff sells we set Christmas merchandise in its place.
The first week of November we begin setting everything Christmas. All the signing and decorations go up. The store is filled with Christmas items. Every area of the store has Christmas items. The store gets a "Christmas theme". This year it has to do with doors. If you notice, the commercials on t.v. lately are talking about doors. Our contest this year is decorating the doors. We are divided into teams and have a door to decorate. We can win prizes and such.
This will be my 10th Christmas working retail. At least being this busy makes the day go by quickly.
Anyway, I'm glad to be off today and I plan on having a lazy day.
It's cold outside and I don't have anyplace that I have to be, so I will do a little cleaning and some laundry and just relax.........