Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thought I would report on the way we celebrated our 50th. yesterday. We attended a wedding in Chicago that our DIL's only brother was married. She along with our 3+ year old curly blond haired GD was flower girl and 1+year old GS was ring bearer. The night before at rehearsal neither would walk down the aisle. We expected the worse and prayed for the best. Our prayers were answered, not only did they walk down but proceeded to turn on their best charm to the delight of everyone at the reception. All that in strange beds with very little sleep the night before. Aren't kid's the greatest?
What a difference 50 years makes. We had a 1:00 PM wedding at the church followed by cake, mints, nuts, punch, which little kids would drink too much of and get sick, and coffee in the church basement. We didn't throw the garter, I wouldn't dare touch her leg in church, that must have been started later. Pictures then followed. This all took to about 5. Back in my day, my kid's just love it when I lay this term on them, we were in a hurry to get to the Motel to sleep because we were all wore out from planning the wedding. We then proceeded to her parents home to change into the honeymoon attire. This is where it gets a little dicey. Our so called friends decided they should steel the bride. I can't imagine where they would come up with such a dirty trick. It might have something to do about revenge from their earlier weddings when the grooms car was stolen the week before the wedding and not returned until the wedding and some trashing of the new house of a bride and groom after coming home from there honeymoon, but who knows , I say get a sense of humor. Well getting back to our escape route we thought we had ditched them many times only to have them catch up with our car again. I finally found a town with many short streets and after taking a few wrong way streets we did ditch them. Oh what fun.
Back to yesterday, just beautiful the largest Church I have ever been in ,downtown Chicago, the front doors must have been 12 to 15 feet high, many stain glass windows and much much marble everyone. The reception held at another Ritzy place, valet parks your car, I knew then I wasn't at the local Red Roof Inn. Went inside to gorgeous dinning area. White covers over chairs, I told wife chairs must have been soiled, she said not with a frown, flowers everywhere, big dance floor, DJ with a large screen showing dancing and open bar. Had hors d'oeu -vres servers always come to you with trays full of goodies. Meal was fillet and shrimp. soup, breads ,twice baked potatoes, steamed broccoli and carrots, plus ice cream and an open desert bar. Two kinds of wine for the toast. Yes times are a changin.
It's always nice to see how the other half lives. It was a very nice way to celebrate our 50th. If you think I was going to weigh after that late night of parting your crazy. I weighed before I went yesterday and was down a couple of lbs. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Just a reminder to all you guys out there not to forget to treat your honey with a gift tomorrow.
I already treated mine, I gave her an EKG today. Now before all you females get your nose out of joint and send me those nasty emails let me explain. Sometimes the best gifts are free, the Insurance Company paid for it, I look at it this way, at our age it might be a gift of life, what better gift could you ask for. And another thing, she gave me the identical gift of love. I think she is a real sweetheart, I know now she's a keeper! Happy Valentines day everyone. Skeeter
Monday, February 11, 2008
Well guess what , today is a better day. I don't know what happened yesterday with the scale but today I was back down to 180. It just might have been the cold weather, don't know. The important thing is my weight is were I thought it should be and it is going to be warmer today and snow.
Isn't life great, what a difference a day makes, I ought to write a song.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Whoa there horse, what hit me, the bad news first. I gained 3 lbs. this week. Just a reminder that this is a marathon not a sprint. I guess this means I can't eat a big handful of peanuts every night. It sure was fun trying.
The wind chill is terrible , not safe to be out, 4-right now at 10:00 AM.
As I type am listening to a church service on the radio, more bad news,I think the Preacher has a hangover, he is a guest pastor, my guess he won't be back.
As my 3 year old GS said when the dog's swishing tail knocked over a flower pot" what elsie can go wrong".
Our water to the washing machine is frozen again. I guess I will have to figure out how to wrap a heat tape behind it. Not much room behind there but since I lost weight I think I can reach down behind it now.
And another thing, our Sunday paper was not there after walking out to the road mailbox, what's the deal, they think it's too cold or something?
Back to the church ,singing way off key, why don't they cut their mike when they know they can't sing, is now into slurring his words doing sermon. Who knows, he might be like this normally.
How about some good news now it's only 6 weeks to spring. Tomorrow WILL be much better.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
OK everyone get ready for the shortest month of the year, see who says first" Feb. just flew by". Was a very cold week early on ,very very high winds but the buildings are still standing. Is 22 above this AM, we can handle that.
Have about 6 to 8 inches of new snow. Have taken several walks out in the fields during the heat of the day, walking through the deep snow that has been caught by the corn stalks, that my friends is very good exercise.
It's been a good week, the BH is happy, the bedroom is done ,except for the new curtains, so were all happy.
Time to get ready for church, and have a good week.
Almost forgot, I lost 2 lbs. this week. I guess that southern fried chicken my BH fixed Friday night didn't hurt too much. It's called portion control.
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