Friday, October 24, 2014
Scott, our son, and I went to see "Fury" last night, and I nearly fell over. He is a huge WWII history buff (I am not kidding, he's told me secrets about the War that I swear, the majority of people wouldn't know, he can tell you where every single battle took place, how many died, what type of guns/tanks/planes were used, the names of every city there was a battle near, etc etc. You name it he can tell you it..ANYWAY) this is the first WWII movie he has said has been the most accurate in every way!!
It was an excellent movie, and I went in thinking it was the true story of just one "item", but it's actually a compilation of many true stories put together from soldiers who were in the war. It's an amazing movie; it tells, not only about the battles, but shows the affect on the soldiers, the civilians, everyone. It is amazing. If you get the change, go see it. It starts Brad Pitt. Such a good movie.
Anyway, cloudy day out, cool, it's not going to be as warm as they thought this weekend, but that's alright, the haunted houses we're going to tomorrow are all indoors, thank goodness. We just have 2 extra tickets that we don't need, and we're hoping to sell them to people in line waiting to get tickets. Keep our fingers crossed (they're extra because you had to buy them in books of 4, and we only needed 2, and it was either that or spend $24. on 2 tickets, instead of $24 on 4. It was cheaper all around.
Have a great day, everyone!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Well, lost the internet again, for 2 days; but this time there were other internet services that lost theirs, too. Apparently something in a huge fiber optics box went wrong, and 3 different services went out, including ours. That was Tuesday night a 11:30 pm, and it just came back about 45 mins ago. Thank goodness.
It's rainy looking out, Scott, our son, wants to go see "Fury", but he said it's supposed to be really bloody...I prefer not so bloody, I mean I can handle it, but to me...a storyline is all I need, and to make it good, you really don't need all that blood and guts stuff.
For instance, in a horror show, I'll take a psychological thriller over a slash and stab one anytime, because to scare me, you have to put the fear in my mind, more than anything else. Like "Sixth Sense", I LOVED that show, no blood (well not much), and yet, it scared me more than any of the recent ones I've seen. I prefer those. (I think it's because I have worked on college stages and know how they do all the fake blood, guts, etc. stuff and it just doesn't bother me anymore).
Now onto the good stuff: got some of the photos from our daughter's engagement pictures, and they are soooo good, I love them. So here you go, a sneak preview:
This is "Gordon's Bay", its a small pond on the other side of a driveway from the Mississippi River, where we fish once in a while. Brande said she and Dan were just talking when the photographer took the picture, they didn't even know she was going to take this photo, but it turned out beautifully:
Brande & Dan walking Gator on the railroad tracks below the trailercourt (we go up to a lot during the summer:
And another taken down in the Gordon's Bay area, Brande said she was so uncomfortable in this one; they're the same height and she had to bend down to lay her head on his chest. *L*:
Have a great day everyone, and always take that smile along with you!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Today is a very cool day, but then it is the middle of October.
We have a group of us (Daughter, Son, nephew, his Gf, Brother, Sister in law, Daughter's friend (one of my "daughters") all going to haunted houses this Saturday, it should be a LOT of fun. Was trying to get one other to go, but she's the type who either has to go with her BF or her Mother, she never goes alone to anything (well when it's with a group of people), she always has to have someone else there (she's 22 years old). Her excuse this time was her BF wouldn't be off work on time, and I told her that our daughter's fiance was working, my Husband was working, our other "daughter's" bf was working; and no go. She just is that type of person. It's a shame, too, I'm sure she'd have so much more fun if she discovered she could do things alone.
Anyway, we're still waiting for the city to ok the architect, here I'd thought they already had, but I guess not. Tired of all these surprises (this, and not having a raffle license...still waiting on information on that!! ARRRGGGHHHH CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!! *L*)
My Aunt is at UW-Madison Hospital, they think she may have liver cancer, she's in her 80's. She was married to my Dad's brother and such a wonderful lady. I hope it's not true, but she's smoked all her life. Please keep her in your prayers if you will.
I sent a couple of our daughter's pictures into a couple Wisconsin Magazines, couldn't resist they were just too beautiful. Maybe they'll use them, I'm hoping...she took such beautiful pictures and they do show the beauty of our state. I think I posted them here before, in fact one of them is my background photo here.
I'll post the others here. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, and don't forget to find a smile in everything you do!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Not much going on here, have to take our Impala in for the recall on that vehicle on Thursday, also have to have them put the new battery in because, as with most newer vehicles, you can't replace your battery yourself anymore because of how they've rearranged everything and put the battery underneath everything, FORCING you to take it somewhere to have it put in. So frustrating.
They're taking away your ability to do anything yourself anymore, and it's such a pain. Now you have to basically pay people to do what you used to be able to do for yourself. So not fair, either that or you have to have all this expensive equipment in your own garage to do it yourself, and we can't afford that. Greedy dang companies anyway.
I'm still waiting for the parts to come in for the recall on the Equinox; wow, first the recall our Impala, now the recall on our Equinox, and neither had the parts available, nice. You'd think if they had recalls, they would have the parts available. How many people will die while waiting?
Our son's Cavalier's paint is all coming off (it was recalled years ago, but apparently the one who owned it at the time, never took it back to have it fixed), because of a failure to return it at the time. So now he has to suffer with a vehicle that the pain is really peeling off, and can't do anything about it. It runs great, but looks like crud.
Well, it's a beautiful, sunny day, the temps this weekend, they say, are supposed to be in the 70's wouldn't that be wonderful; let's hope there's no rain to go with it.
Have a great Monday, and as always, smile!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Cool and wet day, I keep looking towards the west trying to see if it's clearing up over there and it does look like it, so maybe they'll have clear skies for their engagement pictures. I sure hope so, because it's so beautiful over there, and after a 3 hour trip, I hope it all works out.
I have so much to work on, still working on the garland, going to add a few closed sunflowers (I showed it to the future bride/groom (daughter and her fiance) and he wondered about adding them, and I figured won't be that much more work, so I'll do it, and yes, it does dress it up a lot more. Glad he suggested it instead of the teal roses (those were too expensive, and I have a TON of half-opened sunflowers left, so that'll take care of a lot of them!! Win-Win situation here!)
I hope you all get out there and do something constructive for someone, or yourself, and most of all, enjoy the weekend, no matter what the weather! Smile and bring out the sunshine to yourself and others!
Oh look, someone was dressed up for "winter" last year *L* (Actually they were on because of the hardwood floors in their house, they wanted to protect them from his nails, and our daughter tried them on at our house! Needless to say, he no longer wears them, there is protective coating on the new floors.)
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