Monday, March 1, 2010


HAPPY BIRTHDAY #2 SON......On this day in 1983 I was admitted to the hospital at 9 am to have my labor induced because my blood pressure was getting uncomfortably high for the doctor. After a day of walking,finally at 6:02 pm he made his appearance weighing in at 8 lbs 7 ozs and 20 1/2" long. A very layed back baby just as he is a very layed back adult. When we brought him home and he slept through the first night we were stunned and I kept waking up to see if he was still breathing! #1 son didn't sleep through a night until he was 18 months old so this was a welcome new experience for us. I must say he has grown up nicely as he is now 6' 7" tall and is a hard worker. And I might add a pretty good fishermen!! This was taken last October when we flounder fished all week and he was the only one to actually catch one!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON I LOVE YOU.
My busy day started as soon as my feet hit the floor this morning with all the phone calls,paperwork gathering and detail gathering to get the estate probate started this afternoon. I also had to deliver Avon orders to several customers and drop off books on my route. #1 son picked up g-son from pre-school and we got to our house about the same time around noon. Hubbie was going to help him on a storm clean up job he had in one of the gated developments on the other side of town. So g-son and I settled in for an afternoon of fun and games among several other phone calls I needed to make and papers to find. G-son seemed to be a little under the weather today,he's probably getting what we have all been passing around for the last couple of weeks. Hubbie and #1 son came in with their load of wood and brush just in time for hubbie to change clothes and jump in the van with g-son and me for a meeting with our estate probator .We met bro-in-law there and the meeting went well,was very informative almost too informative as we are now back to square 1 with our decision on what to do with the old house. It seems our "fairly new" all omnipotent president,uh um,in case you can't tell,I'm not a big Obama fan and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin!!!
It seems he has found another way to decrease the national dept off the backs of us little people. The capitol gains taxes that used to be on the difference in appraisal and selling price are now on the difference between the original base price and the current selling price. Which means we are looking at the difference my father-in-law paid for this house in the mid 50's when he was earning $1.25 an hour,which we are guessing about $5,000-$8,000 and the price we sell it for today. Although the house is not worth much today that still is going to take a chunk of money out of it for the government.So like I said back to square 1,I knew this was looking to easy!!!! Our meeting lasted over an hour until after 6:00 and g-son slept through the whole thing. We came home met up with #1 son and d-in-love,woke him up but he still didn't feel well. We had a nice visit and learned how #1 son had got his dump truck stuck in the bottom trying to dump the brush on the burn pile and had to get daughter to drive it while he pulled and pushed her out. Both d-in-love and I wanted a picture of her driving that big ole truck!! She happened to come by to exchange cars back with her dad who had done the service work on her jeep while she drove his car to work today just as #1 son was needing help.
After they left hubbie and I watched Antique Roadshow and American Pickers on the TV.We enjoy seeing the value of old things and keep hoping we will see some of our old things on there one of these days!
Today has been a very nice day,I haven't had a jacket on all day and I can't remember the last time I could say that! The temps were near 50 and it was party sunny but that's all changing fast as we are under a winter storm warning for a predicted 4-6" of snow starting overnight. March is coming in like a lion for sure. We had our biggest snow of the year last year at this exact time.If we do get snow tonight and tomorrow it will prove the farmer's almanac correct in it's prediction for this area on March 2nd. Do you believe in the almanac calenders? I know my daddy used this little book religiously to plant gardens,harvest crops,slaughter animals for meat,have dental work done and many,many more everyday events that went along with farming.This little book was always worn out by the time Dec.31 came around.
God is working in my life today,I can almost feel His presence,He gave me answers today that makes my world a little brighter tonight and I am thankful for His love even more today than I was yesterday. Good Night and God Bless.


Far Side of Fifty said...

I do enjoy the farmers Almanac and I try to keep track..and watch and see how close the predictions are.
Happy Birthday to your son! He is very tall!!
Obama isn't doing very well as far as I can see either..too much talk..and no action or results. Funny how stuff gets changed and no one talks about codes..not real high on my reading list:(

Betsy from Tennessee said...
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, It's snowing like crazy here this morning---so I'll bet you get some also.

I am scared to death about what is happening in our government now. I did not vote for Obama either--but think even LESS of him now than I did then. All they know how to do is to SPEND--and then we (and our kids/grands) will have to pay for all of this for years to come. Crazy!

Happy Birthday to your youngest. My youngest turns 39 in May.... He also loves to fish!!!!

Have a great day--and enjoy our LAST snow of the winter (I hope)... ha


Nezzy said...

Snow has been in the air all day today here in the Ozarks. I love the almanac and it proves itself in beating the weather scientist ever year. Happy, happy birthday to you very tall handsome son #1.

God bless and have a great day celebrating the life of your son!!!