Wednesday, December 30, 2009



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tis the season...

Work is done for this year, no more school until January 4, 2010. Woo hoo!!!

Yesterday Rick and I loaded up the car and I drove all our Christmas presents to Pittsburgh for our visit with family. This year we are all meeting at Kelly and Scott's home for our holiday. Rick and I will be going down early and Jennifer, Todd and Hadley will be joining us on Christmas day.

Evelyn came back to Ohio with me to spend a few days with Mimi and Papa. Tonight she went to a Christmas party with Nona, Todd and Hadley. Santa gave her an early present at the party! Both Evelyn and Hadley were all dressed in their pretty Christmas dresses and were beautiful!

Rick and I went to dinner while the kids went to the party. We had a nice dinner at Rockne's and picked up my medicine at Giant Eagle. Tomorrow is my surgery to remove my cyst on my finger. I'm not too worried, but then again...

I'm going to Gary Pennington for my surgery. He's a plastic hand surgeon at the Crystal Clinic. I've heard wonderful things about him and have a lot of faith in him. I need to be at the surgery center at 11:30 and as of this time, surgery is scheduled for 1:30. It could be earlier, but that remains to be seen.

I'm not expecting to be very incapacitated by this surgery. I'll have a splint to keep it from bending, so I think the pain should be minimal. (At least I hope so!)

I've not done too much sewing for a while, so there's not much to talk about that way.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I have to share this with you

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale ' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador Retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks.

'Yep,' the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.' 'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.' 'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff!"