Friday, October 26, 2007

Birthdays and other thoughts

Yesterday was Wyatt's second birthday. We went over for dinner and cake. Nicole made enchiladas which were excellent. At two, Wyatt understand the idea of gifts and cake. He even caught on to blowing out the candles. His mother put seven on the cake because two looked too few. She is the mother, she can do what she wants. Ray found a car carrier truck for his gift which was hugely successful. I am amazed at how your self esteem rises when a two year old grandchild likes the gift you give him.

Ray went to Oklahoma to clear out his mother's apartment with his brother and sister. It is as hard on them as it is for his mother. She just can't accept that she is no longer able to live on her own. They will be back tomorrow with her household goods which I guess we will store until Pauline no longer remembers she has furniture. I always feel sort of mean spirited, but I am so grateful for the continued good health of my father and step mother when Ray has to deal with all of this.

Because I don't have to interact with anyone tonight I have been reading blogs. There are so many people who are so interesting and write so well. It is a pleasure to find new blogs to read. I posted on a few tonight, but I realized that I was pretty pompous sounding. I wanted to sound like I was interesting too. I decided that I would come back here and post. Get the writing out of my system without sounding like an idiot on someone elses blog.

I need to go, I am helping a friend with her daughters wedding dress. I quit sewing a couple of years ago. You don't forget how to do it, but you just don't enjoy it like you used to. It is funny though, I think Scrapping is more expensive than sewing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Afghan Milblog

I just added a new blog by a soldier in Afghanistan. It is called 6 months in Kabul. Take a look, you will like it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Helicopter Grandparents

If my husband reads this he will be rolling on the floor laughing. One of the groups these days are helicopter parents. These are parents who hover over their children long after said children should be out on their own.
I have accused Ray of being one, and now I guess I am a helicopter grammy. Wyatt and his parents are on vacation this week. It is all I can do not to call them and check on how they are. I miss seeing Wyatt and they have only been gone four days. This is so pitiful it is funny. My only salvation is that Ray will cave before I do and phone them. Then I get to talk as well. Bwa Ha Ha!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The First Born Crop

Here are some of the photos from the First Born Crop last weekend. We had a lot of fun as well as doing a lot of scrapping.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The First Borns

Here are my fellow First Borns. We get together twice a year in Denton Texas to scrap, talk, eat, drink and have fun. This year we needed the time away. We all have had a lot of things happen to us since we last got together. I don't know if it helped but we had a lot of fun.
We ate dinner on Saturday night at the Master Grill Restaurant. Master Grill is a Brazilian Churrascaria. There was more meat coming around to our table than I ever expected. The filet was excellent as well as the lamb, the pork, the chicken....... I would love to go back there again. I think my brother in law Leroy would love this place.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wyatt is almost two

Wyatt will be two years old on the 25th. He is actually using words now to let us know what he wants. Right now the words are all cute, pease is please, denk oo is thank you. The speed that he is growing is amazing. I am grateful for the time to enjoy him, but it is still passing by so quickly that I am afraid I will miss something important. In the meantime, I try to take as many photos as possible.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


On Scrapdawgs, people periodically post PSA's about something that happens in their lives that bear repeating.
My PSA is for those folks who are starting the slide towards not being able to make their mortgage payments. I am counseling more and more people who are in imminent danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.

Don't, I repeat don't ignore the mortgage company, call them, talk to them, try to get them to commit to a program to help you be current again. Then call a local agency like mine or call 1-888-995-HOPE. We will do our best to work with you, but if you haven't been in contact with your lender it is much harder. When this all started to heat up in my office, we thought it would be with our traditional clientele, the low to moderate income borrower. It cuts across all income levels. I hate telling people with $300,000.00 houses which are upper middle class in our community that their only option is selling their home before the sheriff sells it on the courthouse steps.

The blame for this spreads across everyone involved in these transactions. The fall out from it is going to hurt all of us.