Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving Week 2008

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought it would be appropriate to post about what I am thankful for.

I am Thankful for......

My son.....Lord only knows where and what I would be doing without him. He's the light of my life, even though at times that light is not so bright, he's my everything!!!

My parents.....oh my, where do I start?? They have always been there for me and my son. When I need a vacuum that works real well, my Mom brings me hers. When I need a little celery for some soup, shes right there, celery in hand. They always seem to have what I need, even $$, sometimes. (that has not happened in many years.......) They have always been around to help me with Alex, and now that Alex is a big boy, he helps them!

My friends.....not sure where to start here. Over the years I have met so many people, some that still remain friends, that I keep in touch with and some that are just friends whom I will never forget. Today, I must say that I am VERY Thankful for Tania (farmchick to you bloggers out there) and my friend Michelle. Not sure what I would do without either of the two. They both are handy to have around. (did I just say, handy??) I have known Tania for years, met as a family friend. (she was my sisters BFF) Michelle, I met during my employment at Herbergers Dept Store. We both have boys around the same age, and both loved Happy Joes Pizza at the time we worked together, so I think thats what brought us together. We still enjoy lunch/shopping together when time permits.

My little Arthur.....hmmmm, he has brought so much joy to our lives, as well, as a little frustration. He's my little buddy that will whine every night at 10 pm, if I am not in bed. (he is ready for bed by then, if not earlier) He will pull the covers down just enough to crawl underneath all the blankets. So precious.

My co workers......I so enjoy my job, most days. However, if it wasn't for some of the staff that I work with it would not be as enjoyable. We have a fun group of employees, and come Monday, I am almost excited to see them!!

Days OFF.......I love my days off. I could so be a stay at home Mom. If I would someday win the lottery, that's what I will do.

My Health.....I am very thankful for my health!! I have had a few issues this year, but nothing I couldn't handle. Heck, I don't think I even had a flow blown cold this past year.

My BLOGGER guys are the BEST!! Anyone that I can get to read my blog, is by far AWESOME!! Yes, I know I am not very timely with posts, but that only means I have been busy, and that is good. I also enjoy reading about all of you and your families.

Mostly I am thankful for a happy life. I know that I don't have a perfect life, however, I do have a good job, a roof over my head, a fabulous son who works hard in school, a car that gets me to work and back, what more could I ask for???? (someone to wash my car would be good, but I'm ok with that....)

I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I am on call this year, so I will be staying at the hospital, dining at the cafeteria, having a great time, I'm sure.

Very Thankful,

Rita, Alex and Arthur

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Prayer Request!!!

Once again, little Miss Kayleigh is in desperate need of prayers. She was due to go home this weekend after 5 months in the NICU, and now has suffered yet another setback. Her parents are heartbroken.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

Alex and I went to town last evening, out to supper and to the mall for a bit. It's really beginning to look like Christmas in the mall. All the vendors that line the center of the mall, the decorations, holiday items, and my most favorite item of the season...........

I allow myself one box the beginning of the season, and then one closer to the Christmas. Alex obviously likes them this year, as well.

And we couldn't forget our little Arthur.......he asked for the shirt, and he got it!! It was in the $2.50 section at Target. He went to bed with it on last night, but it was off this morning.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend. I am off to the Pride of Dakota Show. It's all crafty, food, wine, products made in North Dakota. It's really neat.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Still Here......

This is one of my purchases from the Big Craft Show I went to. Thought it was pretty cute. Of course, I gave it as a gift.

Just wanted to write and let you all know, we made it through the snow storm. I made it to work Saturday, finally. It was a rough weekend. I was on call for 48 hours and worked 37 of them. I'm still trying to get back to normal, I've given up on catching up on the sleep that I missed. Good news, we have another storm this week forecasted. Hooray!!

My Uncle from Clifton, Virginia is here this week. He flew in on Friday in the storm. Thank goodness we found a way to get him to my parents house. (it took a farmer and his payloader to make a path for him to get through town.) We have numerous snow banks all over town, it's crazy. The roads are horrible, I hate it.

That's all I have tonight. I have to get to bed, it's an early day tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Blustery Day

Today, we have no school, no travel advised, roads actually closed, it's just bad!!! I would love to get out and actually take a photo of ALL the snow, however, there is no way out, so we have to just take pics from the door, and this is what I have today.

The snow up against my front window, nice, huh??

This is what I found when I opened my garage door this can almost see my chair.

I think I am way beyond shoveling the snow myself. and its way beyond a snowblower, we need big stuff, hope I am able to find it today.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Poor Chair

Yep, that's my chair. It's still holding strong as the snow continues to pile on it. The snow that you see on the side of the house, is what the entire house looks like. The snow is so heavy, sticks to everything.
Tomorrow, my son and I will go out and try to make a path so I can get to work. Thank good- ness I don't work until 1230 pm. So far, no school cancellations. However, Alex will be staying home until the path is clear. There is no way I can do this myself.
Have yourselves a great day.


Let is Snow Somewhere Else, please

Enjoy my new photos, please check the earlier post to see morning and afternoon photos. The snow just won't stop today. I think we have enough now. Shoveled 7 inches this morning, now we're measuring in feet. ugh. It has not snowed like this in a few years, and I really have not missed it.

Have a great rest of the day.

Let is snow somewhere else,

Let it Snow, Let it Snow........

This is what we woke up to this morning.........

My chair that was recently the home of one of my plants.......

Our back yard......which is the catch all for alot of snow.

I just got in from shoveling the driveway and porch in the back yard. So far, we had about 6-8 inches, with alot of drifting. The bad's still snowing, and blowing. ugh. Now with my son having a job and all, I am the only snow shoveler in the house. (this may require finding a boyfriend.) Or better yet, perhaps I need to find someone with a snow blower, that I can pay to clean my driveway.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I thought I would surprise you all and actually do some blogging......I'm not going to make excuses, as I have many. I am just going to say, I've been busy, been out of town and completely exhausted lately!! ( I actually posted last week, but blogger said I had an error and I had no time to mess around with it.)

Alex's Confirmation went well. His party was good, too much food, of course. Below are some pics of the big day. When we got home from the church, everyone was crowded in the kitchen, so I hurried up and fed everyone, and then forgot to take pictures!!! I was so rushed, so I'm a little upset that I did not get many pics. I did get one of Alex and the cake, so thats good.

Halloween was fun...........there was a Huge Craft Show, so attended that, and got home in plenty of time for trick or treating. Alex had to work, so it was Arthur and I answering the door. (arthur is not fond of the door bell, so went crazy everytime someone came to the door, ugh)

On Saturday, Alex, my parents and I drove to Grand Forks (about 4 hours from here.) to attend my nephews Confirmation. The weather was awesome, (in the 60's....this is North Dakota!!) would have been a great day to stay home and put up Christmas lights. I'm hoping we will have a few more nice days to come. Alex and I did a little shopping in Grand Forks, I bought some ear buds for my Ipod that my fabulous friend Michelle gave me. (she won one) Yes, I am now hip and very cool with an Ipod.

Can't think of much else to report. Please keep little Kayleigh in your prayers as she has her heart surgery tomorrow morning. Poor little thing has been through so much.

Enjoy the pics!!

Some past Halloween Photos
Mr. Potato Head

Dr. Alex

Confirmation Photos............

Have a great week every one !!