Friday, November 23, 2012

Into the Christmas Season We Must Go

Hello Black Friday I have missed you........NOT! Yes, it's sad but true, I am not a Black Friday Shopper. As a matter of fact, I do everything within my power to avoid retail stores like the plague today. Either the prices are overinflated then cut slightly to make it look like your getting a fabulous deal, or you wait in line for hours on end only to find out that they only had TV's that were in stock for the sale. Then you end up all ticked off cause you couldn't get the new "Toy" you wanted but didn't really need.

Instead of shopping today, I am taking my family to the newly restored Detroit Historical museum. With free admission all weekend long.......it's definitely at the top of my to do list.

So enjoy the remainder of your weekend folks. And if you are out shopping today......Be careful!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday To You

Today is a sad day in Michigan. We mourn the passing of a Detroit icon, Sonny Elliott. For those not familiar with him, he was a weatherman that was in the business for more than 60 years. I know that everyday as a child I couldn't wait for the news to come on so I could listen to him deliver the weather as only he could. His humor was iconic, and it always brought some sunshine into even the darkest of days.

Not only was he a weatherman, he was also a veteran of World War II. A fighter pilot during the war, he was also a POW. It has been said that his iconic humor was apparent even back then.

Rest in peace Sonny, I know the sunshine that graces us today is really your warm smile shining down on us! Thank You for all the smiles


Saturday, November 10, 2012

What A Crazy Month

The last month has definitely been a tough one for me. But, as always I have managed to endure to the end. Week after week I have been tested by the struggles of everyday life.

It started innocently enough the first week when my dryer quit working. Of course, it was 5 am when it decided to quit, and I had to be at work before 7 am. Thankfully my husband came to my rescue by going to buy me a new one. He managed to get me a replacement dryer before he left on a business trip later in the day. I was so tickled by his sweet gesture I forgot to ask him if he tested it to make sure it was working before he left on his business trip. When I got home from work I excitedly washed a load of clothes and then threw them in the dryer before I left the house to run an errand. I returned a short time later to discover the dryer was not working as it should.

I was a little frustrated that the dryer was not working, but I managed to work around it. Since I had to wait until my husband returned from his trip, I did the only sensible thing I could. Wash the clothes at home and hang the clothes up, or run to the laundry mat to dry them. Needless to say it was a fun week.

The next few weeks brought us two flat tires in one day, a kitchen sink that would not drain without being snaked out, and a furnace that was unusable due to leaking carbon monoxide. Now three weeks later, I have a temporary heating solution until our furnace can be installed, two new tires, and a renewed sense of gratitude for the little things in life. I am grateful that I have survived all of life's little tests.

And for every dark cloud that hangs over your head, there is a bright sunny day ahead. My sunny spot was when my mother was discharged from the rehabilitation facility and was able to go home. With continued physical therapy,alot of prayers and a little loving care from her family, my mother is well on her way to recovery.