Friday, January 8, 2010

January 7, 2010

I am trying out Windows Live so I can put pictures where I want them  I hope this works as I don’t like all of my pictures all on the right side.

This has been a sad time for me as my uncle in South Carolina died on Sunday night and we live too far to go to the funeral.  I really wanted to be there for my cousin and aunt and to see cousins and the only surviving aunt and uncle.  He was such a character.  When he was with his brothers and even alone, he was so funny that I would have to beg him to let me catch my breath before he proceeded with is stories.  My mom, his sister, says her brothers loved to “embroider” their stories as time went on.  I have such fond memories of our visits each summer and when they would come to my hometown for a visit.

A friend died this week also and I went to her funeral yesterday.  She had gotten down and was so feisty she wouldn’t have wanted to live like that.  I know her children and grandchildren will miss her.

It is bitter cold here and is supposed to get even colder overnight and through the weekend.  I just hope we don’t lose power as we have central heat.  We do have two space heaters, but they will struggle to keep up with the cold.  We also have a gas stove next to the electric one and that has always been a bonus in weather without power.  At least we can cook.  Last year, we purchased a generator so we wouldn't lose what is in the freezers.

This past Saturday night I got to see a friend who I hadn’t seen in over 20 years.  She still looks the same.  We met in Natchitoches for supper and had a good time catching up.  We promised we wouldn’t wait to long to connect again.  If we wait that long, I will be in my late 80s and won’t be able to drive over to our old stomping grounds.

We found out we will be great-grandparents again in either late July or early August.  Another baby to love and cuddle.  I am praying for a healthy baby.  It will be over a month before they will be able to tell if it is a boy or girl.  It really doesn’t matter to me which it is, but I do hope it will have red hair like my grandson.  None of the grandchildren or the other great-granddaughter have red hair and that is a weakness I have – I love red hair.

Here is it midnight and Bill just walked in with a coconut cake he baked.  I bet he is in there dishing up a piece with vanilla ice cream on it.  Just what my hips and stomach need.