American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Finally some sunshine, but brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..........

Kyle got over his ear infection and we took him home Tuesday night so he could return to school on Wednesday morning.  

Thursday I went to Samantha's school for my weekly hair appointment - shampoo and set.  It's real!  I love it and it's so easy to manage.  Just run my fingers through it and I'm done!

Friday found me doing a little shopping at Target, Kroger, and even Walmart.  Kroger had their cocktail shrimp B0G0.  We love them and one pack is just right for lunch for the two of us.  

Friday night was birthday part for Tyler (6 yr.) at the Lazy Donkey Mexican restaurant in Carrollton.  For some reason, all the kids love this place.  And the Fajitas are exceptionally good!!  Dinner was late, 9:00 p.m., after baseball practice.  We didn't leave the place til 10:45!  

And poor Tyler got a shiner from a missed catch in ball practice..........OUCH!  

Today we are just chillin', trying to stay warm.  Lot of sun but lots of wind and right now the temp is 39 but "feels like" 30.  Winds at 16 mph with higher gusts.  Low tonight is 26...Yikes!

At least NASCAR is back so TV is on Speed Channel for the next 2 days.  Then more later next week leading up to the 500.  

Samantha, Nathan and the boys are off to Atlanta for the Monster Jam tonight.  They will visit the 'pits' this afternoon then find a spot for dinner, then back to the Dome for the Jam tonight.  Also downtown this weekend is the Circus, a cheer leading competition and the "Hair" show.  Samantha will be going back on Monday with a group from her school to attend the Hair show.

 Instant pics by phone:
Maximum Destruction

Grave Digger

Taco Mac in the Dome

Boys are out of school again all next week so we will be keeping them off and on, depending on Nate's work schedule.  He may be home a couple of days to give us a!

Monday they want to go the the little Circus here in Carrollton so I guess we will do that with them.  They got free tickets at school so they are all about going.  Hope it's not too lame!

Almost time for the Bud Shootout.....boogity, boogity, boogity!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Another rainy Monday..............

Our oldest grand son, Kyle, has an ear infection. Samantha took him to the doctor this a.m. and now he staying with us until tomorrow night. He can't go back to school until Wednesday. I'm fixin' to run to the store for some snacks and supplies for him. They wiped us out this past weekend! lol!

We're back from Ingles with lots of junk food!  We made pizza tonight and have ice cream for dessert.  He's a lot better after a couple doses of anti-biotic.   

I am letting Kyle practice his typing on my Acer tablet.  The keyboard is the same size as my larger laptop.  I gave him the old line - 'Now is time for all good men to come to the aid of their county' - to practice typing.  Only seniors like me will probably know what that is.  I showed him how I could type fast without even looking at the keyboard.  He was amazed.  He asked how I learned to do that?  I told him how we took typing classes back in high school.  He looked confused and asked if there were computers then??  I said No, we used typewriters.  He didn't know what a typewriter was!  I had to google them to show him a picture.  Then he said "Oh yes...I saw one of those at Good Will.  Me and Dad played with it and it dinged."

This looks about like the ones I remember from early years of working.  
 I guess this is another obsolete machine!

He quickly moved from practicing his typing to looking at videos on u tube!

More fun ahead for tomorrow (and more rain)! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It'a already February....

This winter is going by fast and that's a good thing.  Cold weather is not much fun, especially when it rains.  

We spend most weekends with the grand kids.......usually at the camper but sometimes at their house.  They love coming here and just playing in the woods!  There are a lot of asphalt paved trails in this park (Little Tallapoosa Park, Carrollton, Ga.) and they love to explore them and ride bikes all over. 

Baseball practice has started and the games will begin in a couple of weeks.  That means early mornings at the ball park and chilly weather for a while yet.

Last weekend we visited at mother's house in Buford (1 1/2 hr. away) and went out to dinner with Scott, Angelia, Mackenzie, and Ethan for Scott's birthday.  We ate at an Italian restaurant in Suwanee and were surprised to be joined (in the restaurant) by Falcons' head coach, Mike Smith and his wife.  That was cool!  Great food, too! 

There was another birthday celebration in January at the Mexican restaurant, The Lazy DonkeyLogan was 7!

Two more grand kids' birthdays this month so at least one more Mexican dinner!  

We will be going back to Panama City  to St. Andrews SP for a week in March to meet up with our friends, Barb & Ron, from Navarre, Florida.  Hoping for great weather, like the last few years, for relaxing on the beach.