Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING!
SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT LET ME WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
HERE IN OUR HOUSE WE'VE GOTTEN SOME THINGS WE CHEAT ON. THE PIES THE STUFFING THE MASHED POTATOES!
BUT THIS YEAR SOMEONE SAYS NO BOXED MASHED POTATOES! WELL I DONT KNOW WHY BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD AS REGULAR MASHED.
SO JUST MY STUFFING AND MY PIES ARE CHEATS THIS YEAR.
PIES ARE FROM BAKER'S SQUARE!
AND STUFFING WELL I GOT 3 BOXES(actually they now come in bags)OF SEASONED CROUTONS. THATS ONE OF ME CHEATS THE OTHER.....I CAN NOW BUY ONIONS AND CELERY ALREADY CHOPPED!!! YAY.


GRANDDAUGHTER WAS PICKED UP THIS MORNING BY HER MOM. SO SHE WILL BE GONE NEXT 5 DAYS. BUT AND THIS IS A BIG BUT.....HER MOM SAID THAT HER DAUGHTER HAS EXPRESSED THAT SHE WANTS TO LIVE WITH US AT LEAST THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! AND I SAID YES THAT WOULD BE OK! WHEW I KNOW WE WANTED TO BE GONE AND ALL BY NOW BUT I'D RATHER GRANDDAUGHTER BE SAFE!

HUBBY HAS TO WORK MOST OF THANKSGIVING DAY (boo) BUT LIKE HUBBY SAID TIME AND A HALF PLUS HOLIDAY PAY! SO YAY

YOUNGEST SON MAY NOT BE HERE. HE HAS A BAD COLD. THATS GOOD CAUSE IF HE BROUGHT HIS GIRLFRIEND I WOULD BE GOING TO JAIL.
HE GIVES HER $900.00 A MONTH IN CHILD SUPPORT AND SHE SAYS HE CANT EAT THE FOOD SHE MAKES CAUSE HE DIDNT PAY FOR IT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? SO YEAH IF SHE SHOWED UP THERE WOULD BE WAR AND I KEEP TELLING MYSELF PRISION ORANGE ISNT MY COLOR. SO HOPE THEY STAY AT HOME SORRY BUT THATS JUST THE WAY I FEEL RIGHT NOW

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Remember

50 years ago on Friday we were all remembering the death of our President....President Kennedy.
50 years ago I was 9.
50 years ago I was in 3rd grade.
50 years ago my father would not let us watch TV during the daytime
50 years ago that changed when our President had been shot!
50 years is a long time ago yet that is one day I can remember like yesterday:
we were sitting in our class room when all of a sudden the principle came on the intercom and said our President had just been shot and we were all to go home.
We all looked at each other not exactly sure what this meant other than go home.
So we left.
I got home and mom wanted to know why I was home early.
I told her they said our President had been shot and go home.
Because dad didn't allow TV on during the daytime mom left me with my sisters and ran to a neighbors house.
When mom came back she was crying and she turned our TV on and we sat and watched everything unfold.
When my dad got home he didn't say a thing about TV being on before 6pm because he had already heard the news. SO he just came in sat in his chair and watched it unfold like we were. we didn't talk just watched.
and when they said our President was dead we sat there stunned. How could this be? In our times? It just didn't happen? At least we didn't think so! This happened like back when President Lincoln was shot not in modern times.
But it had happened and we were watching it over and over again on the TV.
The next day dad told mom that from now on she was to have the radio on all day (it usually got turned off at 7am.) and should there be something considered emergency like our President being shot she was to turn on the TV no matter what time it was.
That is how we heard about when Harvey Oswald had been shot. and once again our TV was turned on long before 6pm.
It wasn't long after that and our TV was on starting about 10 am every day. Didn't really matter what was on just so it was on so they could be first to hear about "breaking news"
Yes 50 years a lot of things have changed. and it started with our President being shot and killed. R.I.P. Mr. President in my opinion you were the best and would have made a very big mark in our history even if you hadn't been killed.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just totally fed up

Thanksgiving is coming up and already the family feud has started. I'm so damn sick and tired of all of this that as of tonight I'm thinking of telling Mr Gab when he gets off work to forget doing Thanksgiving and go to the casino and have our own.
It starts out with our youngest son and his girlfriend. He pays this woman $900.00 a month in child support and also lives with her to help care for the kids (don't ask)
So the other day she yells at him he can't eat there as he don't pay for the groceries! WHAT ARE YA KIDDING?
SO after he tells me this I say well we aren't doing Thanksgiving. He gets mad and says so whats his kids suppose to do? I say well you and your kids are welcome she is NOT. He gives that woman Fricken $900.00 a month lives with her to help with his own kids but hes not paying for the groceries? REALLY!
Ok round two:
our daughter gets all pissy when I start talking about planning the menu and says to me well maybe you want your new daughter to help you.
Alright now let me explain.....oldest son and his girlfriend and her two boys are living with us along with our oldest sons daughter. I  A M  T R Y I N G  T O  G E T  A L O N G!
So I am nice to her. doesn't mean she is my new daughter.
but we start talking and planning and I say when can you go shopping with me? Daughter says I'm super busy all week but Friday. I say ok Friday is good.
SO today I say don't forget to bring the pan over for the turkey (I want to make sure pan is big enough because Oldest son got a 21 lb turkey this year) because if its not tomorrow when we go shopping I can buy a new one!
she say ok then all of a sudden she goes I really cant go shopping tomorrow. WHAT? WE ALL READY PLANNED THIS OUT! FRICK ME!
pissed oh yes I am.
Now she text me and says "oh I cant find the pan" Ok no biggie I will go buy my own damn pan or better yet Mr Gab and I will go do our own thing and Screw ya all!
What the Heck happened to being Thankful? and family? and all the other stuff Thanksgiving is suppose to be about?
I just don't want to do this any more. This family is the original dysfunctional family of all times.
no one cares about the other oh they claim they do but not really its all about them! AND IT IS NOT THE WAY Mr Gab and I brought them up!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

16 THINGS ABOUT ME YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW

1) I MAKE FRIENDS TO LAST, I STILL HAVE FRIENDS I MET IN THE 7TH GRADE AND WE ARE STILL IN CONTACT ALMOST DAILY.

2) I LOVE DOGS AS MUCH AS CATS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD 2 OF BOTH IN MY LIFE ALL THE TIME. ITS JUST BEEN RECENTLY  THAT WE HAVE HAD JUST 1 CAT. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET HUBBY TO AGREE TO GET A DOG.

3) I STARTED CARING FOR KIDS AT AGE OF 9 AND AM STILL CARING FOR KIDS EXCEPT NOW MOST OF THEM ARE MY GRAND KIDS.

4) I ACTUALLY CALL SOUTH DAKOTA HOME EVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MINNESOTA.  I LOVE IT THERE AND WANT TO GO BACK......

5) HUBBY AND I MET IN JAN OF 74 MARRIED IN MAY OF 74 AND HAD OUR FIRST BABY IN OCT OF 74. ITS CALLED WORK AT YOUR MARRIAGE YES WE FIGHT AND YES WE LOVE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH. WE DON'T KEEP SECRETS FROM EACH OTHER EITHER.

6)OUR PERSONAL FAMILY HAS 2 ON AND 2 NEAR MISSES WITH BIRTHDAY'S. MY HUBBY AND HIS OLDER BROTHER ARE BOTH JUNE 1 4 YEAR APART WHILE OUR OLDEST SON AND OUR YOUNGEST SON ARE OCT 16TH 4 YEARS APART. OUR DAUGHTER MISSED HER GRANDFATHER'S BIRTHDAY BY 2:41 MINUTES. SHE WAS BORN AT 240 AM MARCH 13TH AND HIS BIRTHDAY WAS MARCH 12TH. MY SISTER HAD HER OLDEST SON JULY 5TH JUST MISSING MY BIRTHDAY JULY 4TH. WITH OUR COLLECTIVE FAMILIES MY SISTER'S MINE AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN WE HAVE AT LEAST 1 BIRTHDAY IN EVERY MONTH.

7) WE HAVE 3 KIDS BUT I WAS PREGNANT 5 TIMES. WE LOST 2 ONE WE KNOW FOR SURE WAS A GIRL,THE OTHER WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS. THE GIRL WOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED DEBRA ANN.

8) WE HAVE 8 GRAND KIDS AND 3 STEP GRAND KIDS. ALTHOUGH THE PARENTS AREN'T MARRIED TO OUR CHILDREN THEY LIVE WITH THEM SO THEY ARE OUR GRAND KIDS PERIOD. OUT OF ALL OF THE GRAND KIDS WE HAVE ONLY 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS.

9) MOST OF MY LIFE I WAS A CASHIER BUT WHEN THE KIDS WE OLD ENOUGH I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO BECOME NURSING ASSISTANT. AND WAS GOING TO SCHOOL TO BE AN RN. TILL I HURT MY BACK AND COULD NO LONGER WORK.

10) WHEN WORKING IN THE NURSING HOME I PREFERRED WORKING WITH THE ALZHEIMER'S RESIDENTS. SO WHEN MY TEAM WAS SENT TO FIRST FLOOR I SAID NO AND TOOK THE SPECIAL CLASSES TO STAY UP ON 3RD FLOOR WITH MY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

11)WHEN I FINALLY STARTED TO MOVE AGAIN (WALK) ALTHOUGH I STILL COULDN'T WORK I WAS HIT BY A LADY WHO RAN A RED LIGHT AND NOW MY GOOSE IS COOKED. I NO LONGER CAN WALK MORE THAN 50 FEET WITH OUT HELP AND I HAVE MANY OTHER PROBLEMS WITH LEGS BACK ARMS HIPS ETC.

12)AT ONE POINT IN MY LIFE I SOLD AVON TUPPERWARE AMWAY AND HOME INTERIORS. I LOVE THEM ALL AND STILL USE AMWAY SCRUB BUDS WHICH I LOVE 150%.

13)ALTHOUGH I HATE SCHOOL AND DIDN'T DO WELL I TOLD MY KIDS SCHOOL WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND TO LEARN ALL THEY COULD I WOULDN'T LET THEM SLIP BY LIKE I DID.

14) I LOVE TO READ. IT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO. READING CAN TAKE YOU SO MANY PLACES AND YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH STUFF JUST BY READING.

15)I SLEEP WITH A NIGHT LIGHT. BECAUSE I HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WALKING AND DO RUN INTO THINGS ITS EASIER TO HAVE A NIGHT LIGHT TO SEE SO I DON'T RUN INTO THINGS.

16) I CAN DRIVE A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR (NOT THE NEWER ONES THE OLDER KIND) MY UNCLE HAROLD TAUGHT MY OLDER SISTER AND BROTHER AND MYSELF ALL HOW TO DRIVE A TRACTOR SO WE COULD GO TO THE WELL AND GET WATER. EXCEPT MY SISTER HIT THE BARN MY BROTHER HIT THE CHICKEN COOP. I NEVER HIT ANYTHING SO I WAS ALLOWED TO GO GET THE WATER BY MY SELF A LOT. WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS MY OLDER SIB'S HATE ABOUT ME!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

about 6 short weeks away

Did you realize that in about 6 short weeks we will be at the end of another year? No? Well you know it now. Yes it is that close upon us. Less than 2 weeks to Thanksgiving and then about 4 weeks to Christmas. UGH say its not so. I know there will be some one out there counting and say oh no there is this many more NO I"M ROUNDING IT OFF! I SAID IN ABOUT! I am not doing exact days or time for that matter. ABOUT PEOPLE ABOUT.
AND ITS ABOUT THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.
We get ready to have Thanksgiving and then start the frantic shopping for Christmas. AND YES there are those who are done (snicker) and those who are just about done but need to go out on black Friday (snicker) Me? I wait till day before Christmas.....and then if I have any money what so ever I buy a few gifts. If not they all get a picture of what they may or may not get the day after when everything is 50% off. So with all that in mind and the fact that soon we will be saying good bye to 2013 and Hello to 2014 and starting this all over again and it will go faster and faster each year and I will say NO slow down but it wont. Because when your older and want more time it flys away fast then when your a kid and it drags so slow because you want to be older to do things. Live and learn. Then stop and smell the roses because even if it seemed slow as a kid its actually going faster than you know.
And to my friend, if you cant stop what you need to stop in order to try to get the help you need then I'm sorry. And if you no longer choose to be my friend on Face Book ok. But I am still your friend and still here for ya if you need me. Just don't expect me to jump on the sympathy train with ya

Sunday, November 10, 2013

HAPPY 18TH TJ


OMG OUR OLDEST GRANDSON IS 18!
Already where did the time go? yes he doesnt look happy in that picture above because he think's I'm gonna post it to Face Book. Well I didn't not this time. I honored his wish and just put it here.
our daughter gave birth to Tj 18 years ago today he weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs 12 ozs and was a OMG 23 3/4 inches long! yes he was almost a full grown kid when he was born! at age 3 he talked like an adult and understood most of the words that he was saying. Like I asked him once if he knew what it meant to be responsible? He replied "yes, grandma to be responsible means you need to take care of something or to admit to something if you did it." I said to take care of what? He said " well like if you get me a dog I would have to train it, walk it, feed it, water it, brush it and have you help me take it to the doctors" WOW he knew that word pretty well. So I asked the next question. Ok I said you said admit something if you did it what do you mean? and he said " well grandma if I broke something I have to be responsible and tell you or grandpa that I broke it not lie about it" I was floored. This little 3 year old knew what responsible meant pretty darn well and nope we really didnt tell him he picked up on it when Mr Gab and I talked.
Then this little 3 year old said to me "grandma I wanna be just like grandpa when I grow up. I want to be as big as him and I want to work like him" and I said "well baby, we will just have to wait and see. because it's not up to us how tall your gonna be or how big but you've got a good start on size so maybe (remember he was big when he was born so at age three he was like a 6 year old in size) and Jobs change so you might want to do something else" "Nope" he said "I  wanna be just like my grandpa" Yes people this little boy was and still is 100% grandpa's boy. every where grandpa went there was TJ. every time we left the house TJ wanted to go with and he cried something terrible if we left him behind. It got so bad one time when we did leave him behind that our daughter begged us never to do that again. TJ was so upset, and it took us forever to calm him down once we got back home and yes he had made him self sick over crying because we were gone and left him behind so yeah he always took him with us. EVERY WHERE INCLUDING WHEN WE MOVED TO SOUTH DAKOTA!
When we first went looking at houses in SD and TJ was 3 he would run from bedroom to bedroom and he would "Claim" this one would be his if we bought that house. Well of course every one he "claimed would be his was the biggest bedroom and would be grandma's and grandpa's not his. But that wasn't what worried us. I said to grandpa what is he gonna do when he finds out he's not moving with us? Grandpa said IDK. Well we got to the house we did buy and TJ said this is my room and yes once again its the biggest room and I'm like UMMM NO WAY! He cried and yes yes that was gonna be his room. I said no look at this other room it's already a kids room its a nice room. We went to the South Dakota State Fair and he had won a poster picking fishy and I put the poster up in that room and said see it looks good in here so when you come to visit this will be your room. OOOPS! He sat down and cried and cried and cried. He wasnt leaving! So when we started to move our things from MN to SD every load we took had something of his in it PLUS he would make sure he was in the car before we even thought of leaving. He wasn't gonna let us move without him. So we said to our daughter ok its summer let him stay with us for the summer. (after all he's only 3 and she was dealing with a new baby (Aaron)) So it was agreed. But not only did grandma and grandpa get the BIG bedroom so did he. We bought a crib so he could sleep in our room with us. That first year was the year grandpa went over the road trucking. So TJ slept in the crib and I had the bed and Grandpa slept with me when he came home. We went to the farm and got the bed frame from my grandmother's room and brought it into town and cleaned it up and painted it. then we watched for a sale on a mattress and box spring and when we finally got a set we put it in the smaller room for TJ. That lasted about 2 days because Aaron came to live with us. So we put that bed with with the crib in the big room and moved our waterbed in the smaller room and TJ won! He got the room he said he was gonna get when we bought that house.
Now TJ is 18. He is like his grandpa is almost every way. He is actually taller than grandpa by about 2 inches. He is as big as grandpa weight wise. and He works the same job as grandpa. He works at Holiday stationstore just like grandpa does. And he got his wish on that too! HE IS LIKE HIS GRANDPA!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TJ! WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!
and you know I always sing in true Gab fashion so here goes:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU!
and many more!
18 years has gone by way to quickly! You've been our grandson and our son! We've raised you from a baby to a man! I hope you have many happy memories! I know we do.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Do they celebrate in Heaven?

Today is my mom's birthday. Do they celebrate in Heaven? I hope so. I know I still do here on earth. does it seem strange that I still celebrate my mom's birthday even though she is no longer with us?

First picture is my sister Diane in her wheel chair My mom leaning down and my Aunt Jane (mom's sister) down in front. Second picture is my mom and my sister Diane when she was a baby. Mom had just had her 64th birthday and 9 days later she was gone. WRONG WRONG WRONG. I screamed at god! Can't take her. she just had her second grand daughter and her very first great grand son! This is wrong! But of course nothing comes back. And momma was gone. I can look at her picture now with out crying.......much. Love you mom. Happy Birthday. Hope you had a kick ass day in Heaven!

Monday, November 04, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW BLOGGER

A little birdie told me it's BTEXPRESS birthday today. He's  65 years young. So in true Gab fashion as always:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TONY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
and many more!
 Happy 65th Birthday Tony! Hope you and Lori have a super special day plan together today!
Love and hugs from this blogger to you

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Early Birthday

So we had TJ's birthday party today. His actual birthday is not until NEXT Sunday. He will officially be 18!
But today he had his party. He wanted to go bowling for his birthday party so that's what we did......well all except me. I was the cheerleader! I sat and cheered and high-5'd and fist bumped people and yelled and went awwww you were robbed you know cheered!
We had pizza and pop and of course I tried some pizza and I should have left it alone! OMG the spices in their sauce! UGH after the first bite I just ate the toppings off (cheese) and if Mr Gab didn't eat the bottom half I dumped it!
I gave TJ 2 of my pewter pieces from my pewter collection. The very first 2 I ever got. 1 is a wizard holding a staff that has a crystal on top of the staff. the other is a dragon. These are what made me want to collect pewter pieces wizards and dragons and castles. I have a few plus some coke pieces in pewter and then a few like teddy bear, and doll. done in pewter also.
A few weeks ago before the guys went out to South Dakota I was talking with grandson Aaron and we were talking about some of my collections and he said he wanted my Furby collection and I said ok I will give you that collection as long as you don't care that I give your brother the whole pewter collection. He no no he was ok with that. SO I checked with TJ and he too said he was ok with that. But TJ didn't know I was going to be giving him 2 of those pieces for his birthday. I really wish I had taken pictures of his face when he found out what was in the boxes.
OK to make you have a kinda picture of this first let me tell you what I did.
I took empty boxes of soap and used them to put the pewter pieces in. So when he first unwrapped the box he's like you trying to tell me something grandma? And I'm like yeah you need to shower more NOT! This kid already takes an hour shower!So he opens first box then pulls out the piece wrapped in paper towel and slowly unwraps it and his eyes grew big and hes like oh -oh -oh and this little smile was on his face and he was like grandma these are like yours and I'm was like Tj these are mine these are the very first ones I ever got. Then he opened the second box and tried to give them back to me. I'm like NO BABY THEY ARE NOW YOURS.
He was not sure he wanted them now and I'm like that's why I only gave you 2. You have to wait for the rest. because they are worth money you only get 2 now and the rest later when I'm gone. So he ran down to his room and put them away! He was so happy. he came back and hugged and kissed me and said thank you I love you. I told him he was very welcome and happy birthday early!
Now as I'm sitting here I realize something.....Ive had this kid since he was a baby. and hes about to turn 18. Ive now raised another child to adult.
Excuse me while I go cry..................................................