Wild & Wonderful West Virginia

Saturday, March 22, 2008


I hope all of you have a Happy & SPRING like Easter. The Easter bunny wont be able to get to Palisades Drive beacause of the snow we got last night, and more is suppose to fall today. Of course, it will make it easier to see those colorful eggs on the Easter egg hunt, huh?

Have a Hoppy weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB & RYDER, New Glasses, Blue Teeth and Tropical Islands!

My Nephew Ryder is ONE today! My stepson Jacob is 17!!!! That is so hard to believe. Sorry Jake, but the latest picture I had of you was in 2005. Hope they both have a very Happy Birthday and know how much I love and miss them.

Yesterday didn't turn out at all like we had planned. Don had a flight physical yesterday morning and while he was gone I lost one of the lens out of my reading glasses. After looking everywhere (I think maybe a puppy got it)I realized I had to do something quick, as I can't work without my glasses. Don called a Lenscrafters about an hour away in Pennsylvania and got me an appointment. The good news I did get some new glasses, AND we found and AWESOME BBQ restaurant! We have missed southern bbq since we got here. We also found a Verizon store and decided it was time to jump on the "bluetooth" wagon. I hope I can get used to having this air traffic controller thingy in my ear while I drive...isn't techonology amazing.

"You Who"....Alex? I got your Bath and Body, so watch the mail for a package this week. Heidi - I finally got the cookbook to go with your crockpot, so you will be getting another package this week as well.

Don will be TDY to various tropical islands for a week. I sure am glad I don't have his job...who in their right mind would want to leave the snow, ice and freezing temperatures to go to the Caribbean in all that sunshine, sand and saltwater? (I am trying very hard to pretend that "I" am the lucky one!) Not to mention the dump of a hotel they are staying in.

Yes my friends, that IS the Atlantis Hotel in Nassau. I mean really, don't you think they could stay in a better place on our tax dollars? Glad I don't have to stay there! (sob, sob....)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Don, Happy Birthday to Don....

Saturday was Donny's 44th Birthday. We were iced/snowed in with a winter storm. We had great plans, but had to postpone them. We stayed home, played with the puppies, fixed camp stew, homemade bread pudding and watched a movie. We were grateful to be together, but wished the weather had cooperated with our plans to go to Pittsburgh and celebrate. Today the weather was so pretty. It was still cold (freezing temps), but the sun was shinning and the roads were clear, so we got out of the house. Don wanted lunch at "Joe's Crab Shack" and then we went and had him custom fitted for some new golf clubs (a set of irons) for this birthday present. He is so excited about the irons, and we cant wait until the weather warms up and he can golf with them. They should arrive in about two weeks and I will be sure to update my blog with a current picture of him with the new irons. We hit "Sams Club" for a few must haves and came home to enjoy a glass of wine, the puppies, the newspaper and the tv. We gotta hit the sack though and get ready for work this week. Don is flying a couple of nights this week and has a social function at the club on Thursday. Hopefully the snow will go away this week and next weekend we can get to the City of Pittsburgh and celebrate Don's Birthday at the Penn Brewery like we originally planned. I loved having lunch at Joe's Crab Shack, but eating seafood and listening to Jimmy Buffet made me SO HOMESICK for the beach I almost cried! Don is planning to take me to Key West this summer, but I am not sure I can wait until then to get out of this winter weather. Just might have to make a weekend trip to Florida/Nassau if I can find some good priced plane tickets. Wish we would win the BIG lottery and then we could move to Key West and live like beach bums!! Ha Ha...in my dreams!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thanks anyway!

Or airline tickets to a tropical climate! Just kidding. This has been one very rough winter for Don and I, but we are on the mend and hoping to have a great weekend celebrating Don's birthday. Hope everyone is doing well, and I will update this weekend with the birthday post.