Saturday, November 7, 2009

First time for everything

You've heard that saying "a watched pot never boils"...well as soon as you turn your boils. I've been making my mother in laws rice pudding for over 40 years and never had the pot boil over. Well that was until today, it did just that. I was close, so the mess isn't what it could have been...still a mess. I' m making a pot of pudding to take to my Uncle Dale who is in the hospital; not much of an appetite, so I thought this would do the trick.

Lesson learned...keep you eye on the pot!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

And Life Goes On

It's been awhile since I've posted.  So much has happened..Kathy finally moved into her own home.  Sister in law, Bonnie and her daughter Betsy drove from Maryland to surprise Kathy on move day.  Everything went well and she's now a proud home owner.  In mid  June we found ourselves consulting with a surgeon about knee replacement for hubby.  Surgery was scheduled for July 6th...plans changed and we were doing both knees.  Surgery went well, both girls were in town during the first couple of days to help while hubby was in the hospital...three days later and onto rehab for a week.  Now home and making progress, driving and is returning to normal.  Our garden is flourishing and we are sharing the bounty with family, friends, co workers and neighbors who have been helping while hubby is healing.  

As I said..."life goes on"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's An APPLE Day!

Normally I like to sleep in on Saturday, as I'm up at 5 am during the week to get ready for work...BUT today was an exception.  I was up and out of the house at 6:30, on my way to North Canton to pick up my brother Tom and then up the expressway to the Apple Store at Legacy Village in Cleveland for a training class.  I've had iMac since Christmas, but I wanted to learn more about how to get around and what this laptop could do.  Tom rode with me and after a cup of coffee at Starbucks, I got in position...up front.  (the gentleman behind me was tall enough to look over me)  The trainer was great and I have pages of information that I'm going to type and share with Tom.  Then a quick trip to Beachwood Mall and home.  Now it's time to look at my notes and try all of the things I learned today in class.

I've heard that learning keeps you young...a goal of mine, staying young!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thank Goodness for Good Friends

As a parent you always worry about your children, no matter how old they are or where they are!
Kathy called to say that she had car trouble on her way home to Marion from Kristyn's house in Michigan.  Somewhere around Upper Sandusky her car overheated...too far from Dad and Kristyn...she called her best friend Bonnie.  Bonnie's husband Dan drove to the rescue along with the AAA.  Repairs have been made and things seem to be back to normal.  This is a BIG "thanks" to Dan and Bonnie for being there when Kathy needed them.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Born and raised North of Pittsburgh, I'm a "forever" Steelers fan, living in Browns country.  I'm thrilled that we now have our 6th Super Bowl win.... all I can say is Congrats Steelers...way to go!


I've been working on creating a blog since well before my birthday last August. I think now I might actually hit "publish post".  

With the title of my blog you can safely assume that I live in the country. Navarre, Ohio to be exact; on a 30 acre farm with my husband of over 41 years and our horse, Arthur and mule George.  We have lived here a little over a year and a half and continue to enjoy the quiet rural life in Navarre.  

Two daughters, Kristyn, married to Mark and mother to Spencer-11 and Connor-5. Kathy, a teacher at River Valley in Marion, Ohio, completes our family.

I can't promise I'll post a lot or often, but when something exciting happens, you'll hear it here!