Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2015

Today is Thanksgiving. I probably should be writing this later. But I have time now. We are going to my parent's house for lunch.  Today I am thankful for family those under my house and immediate family. Glad that everyone is safe and healthy at the moment. I thankful for my new job. I work tonight at 7pm.  I am thankful to be able toblog, and socialize on the web with other bloggers. I have become friends with other bloggers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful for Date Nights 11/24/15

Date are far and few for us.  We don't get out and do much anymore. We stay at home and watch television and hang out the neighbors.  Tonight is that night. Our son will be at a wrestling meet. So we are going for free Chicken chunks without him at the bar down the street. Plus cheaper without our son.  When we were dating we used to go bowling all the time. Time away together is a good thing.  Just be happy.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful for my husband 11/23/15

Ok, I know I maybe should have done this one already. I have been trying to do different posts than the ordinary ones.  My husband and I have had some rough patches. He can get on my nerves sometimes.  Lately, my husband has been different.  I guess it is because his new job.  He has off weekends now.  He actually has been fixing things around the house which normally I have to bug and bug him. Grateful for the fun times. He is funny and smart.  He sees things different than I do sometimes.   We enjoy playing certain video games together or watching television shows together. I have been with my husband for 17 years now.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thankful for my Adirondack chair 11/19/15

This is my favorite chair. It is so easy to relax in it. I sit in it mainly when I let the dog outside. I take my phone and sit in my chair and relax.It is the perfect chair for me.  This is my second one. The other broke when I husband sat in it weirdly let's say.  This one I got for free along the street. It is a little broke I can still sit in it.  Do you like these chairs? 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thankful for babysitting days

I love the opportunity to babysit. I get my baby fix that I need. I only have a 14 year old son. I still enjoy having a baby in my arms.  The best times is when they fall asleep in your arms. When I have a baby in my arms I feel like there is nothing in world is wrong. I am at peace with the world and myself.  

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thankful for the television 11/14/15

It is crazy to say thankful for the television, but I am.  This picture is of a tv on a tv. We don't have cable in the living room. The top tv is what we watch Netflix on lately or play video games.  When children are young, there are so many great television shows that can teach them things even though the parents get tired of watching them.  Sometimes it is great to curl up in front of the television and marathon of shows all day just when you feel like being lazy or need a break from cleaning or blogging.  I do agree that some people can get addicted to the television.  What your favorite shows? Some of mine that I watch lately are NCIS, Law and Order SVU, Last Man Standing. I enjoy watching Hallmark movies as well. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thankful for the Veterans 11/11/15

Today is Veterans Day.  On Facebook, there is many posts about Veterans or family members that are veterans.  I don't know where we would be today without Veterans that were in various services of the military.  I can remember Gulf Storm, I think it was that one.  My friend's brother was over there.  We were always so worried and watching the news for new details.  My cousin was also over in the war in Desert Storm.  After the fact, we did find out he was in that airport in Irag when it was being taken over I believe.  My grandmother would get letters from my uncle about where my cousin was, but not exactly he could not say.  My dad was in the Vietnam war.  He has never really talked much about that time in his life.  Thankful for those that did enter the military services. I definitely could not see myself entering the Army or any other military service.

Thank you one and all.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thankful for a Sports loving Son 11/10/15

My son has enjoyed playing baseball since you start in T-Ball.  He has high ambitions of playing baseball in the major leagues.  We will have to see about that though.  He plays football and is in wrestling as well.  Personally I am glad he does not stay inside all day.  He is a kid that is able to find things to do.  He is an active kid.  There is a so many things that a kid that is in sports can gain like self confidence, friends, muscles, socialization and so many other things.  I have never had to push him to play sports. I am not crazy about wrestling because how they kids down onto the floor sometimes.  That is a mother though.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer's Awareness month.  Purple is the color for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is not easy to handle for anyone.  I have had family members that had the disease and I have worked in a Memory unit in a nursing home that had residents that had the disease.  It is a hard disease to understand.  Not one person has the same symptoms as another person that has the disease. There are 6 stages to the disease which can be hard to figure out which one a person is in.  This disease is hard because it takes the memories of the person then the person is unable to know who is family and who is not family.  So it can be really hard on the family.  Sometimes you will have individuals that know they are losing their memory.  I have seen family members make memory books for the individual so then continually look at it to remember and keep things fresh in their mind.  My advice is for the older people you know in your life, even if they do not have this disease---Spend time with them and remember everything they tell you. Don't regret the time you didn't get spend with your loved ones.

Thankful for my Mom 11/8

I have the pleasure of living only about 15 minutes from my parents.  I talk to my mom almost every day.  I talk to her about almost anything. I will call her about cooking questions.  She has taught many things I know about cooking and baking. I am much closer to her than I am with my dad.  Before marriage, my mom and I would go to craft shows. Now there is not much time or money to do that together.  My mom helped out so much this summer when I broke ankle between taking me places like the store or ball games or Dr appointments. I feel you can never tell your really how much you really appreciate her.  It goes beyond words. At least I hope everyone is able to feel the same way. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thankful for family Days 11/7/15

Thankful for the days the family is together and does things together.  There are days when we are all home, but in different rooms doing our own thing.  There is not many days we go out and just do something. My husband is now off on the weekends. I am off this weekend. I found something for us to do. We stopped by a chili cook-off.  We were all getting along which is great.  Soon our son will be doing is own thing. He is 14 right now.  Growing up way too fast.  As there will days he will not want to go with us or we can't make him go either.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thankful for 4-H 11/5/15

I am thankful for my years in 4-H. I was in 4-H for 11 years.  There was a great deal of learning and fun in those years. I took a cooking/baking class practically every year.  So that is how I learned to cook from scratch.  I still enjoy cooking to this day.  I did a great deal of public speaking while in       4-H as well. My club did a great deal of volunteering as well. I wish I only had the time now to volunteer somewhere.  It is weird to me some people do not know what 4-H is.  Many people think 4-H is just for people who live on a farm.  4-H would be great for any child growing up as they can learn about cooking, leadership, pet care, babysitting, citizenship and many more things.  My mom is still a 4-H leader.

Do you know someone who was in 4-H?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thankful for Blogging world 11/4

Thankful for the blogging world as big as it may be.  Some people may not understand what I talking about with the blogging world.  There are so many blogging groups that a person can be a member of. This groups a person is able to share posts or even ask questions.  They are able to gain blogger friends for support.  It is great to be able to have blogger friends for support to lean on or ask questions to. They understand the ups and downs of being a blogger.  Being a blogger I have found so many blogs out on the internet I would never have found if was not a blogger today.  I love reading what others have to say on various topics.  The blogging world also have many possibilities to be able to gain a following or even make money.

I am a blogger and proud to be one.

Wordless Wednesday --Computer

This picture is my computer area.  This area speaks so many words.  I sometimes start and end my day here. As you can see I tend to drink a glass of milk here at nighttime.   
What do I do here? 
I share a post on Advowire so I earn points to get a gift card.  I do this right away in the morning and about every 4 hours as allotted for me to do if I am home.    
I log on to and get my daily swagbucks that I am allowed to get.  I try to earn Swagbucks to get gift cards here as well.  
Blogging on my various blogs is the majority of my time spent at this computer area each day.  I blog here at Midwest Lady Thoughts, Frugal and Coupon Crazy and 2 Chicks Blogging.  I link any new blog post to linky parties almost each day so people can see the new posts I  write about.  Linking on to social media sites for my blogs is part of blogging.  
My computer is where I print out coupons to save my family money.  
I have a book on my desk which I am reading--Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine.  I hoping to get some inspiration for myself as in my blogging or my future business of Pampred Chef.  

There are days that I spend too much time here in this part of the house.  

My computer is part of my life.  There is not too many days I am not on my computer at some point in the day.  

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Employment Thanks 11/3

Today I would like to give thanks for my job.  I am thankful to even have one.  Some people are unable to have one.  I presently work on one location. I will be starting a new job at a hospital on the 16th.  I am not very happy at my present location due to being short staffed many days.  When you are short staffed it can make a person very stressed out.  I could easily work some more days until I start the new job and stay PRN there.  Just don't know if it worth the stress. I could also work as substitute teacher aide when needed as well along with the hospital job. Much less stress in a school vs. my job now.  But that is my opinion some may think differently.

I will be working night shifts on 12 hours at a time at the hospital job.  I will be able to learn new tasks which I am looking forward to doing.

I also could say that blogging is my job as well.  I love to blog as it is writing.  It would be better if I made a little more money with it.

What kind of job do you have that you are thankful for?

Monday, November 2, 2015

November month of thanks 11/2/15

So many people are posting what they are thankful for this month.  Don't get me wrong this is a great thing to do but shouldn't we be thankful all the time and not just November.  Sometimes it can be hard to be thankful when we are having hard times.  Think about the simple things you are thankful for not just your family and such.  Be happy and thankful you have a house or food or a bed as some may not even have that at all.

What could you be doing this month maybe to help others to be thankful for something?
Give some food for thanksgiving dinner or help somewhere
Donate some food or clothes for those that need it because it will be cold soon enough.
Give needed items to some nursing home residents.