Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It's COLD up here in old New England tonight.......I broke out the sweaters and tossed one in my dry-cleaning bag to freshen it up (they've been packed up in my airtight storage bags since April (yup that's when I finally put away the winter clothes this year it was so cold and damp...) I'm wearing one tomorrow, it's supposed to be rainy, windy, & CHILLY!!!!! AND I CAN NOT TOLERATE THE COLD, once I get cold I stay cold.

My hands turn blue, not a pretty sight, LOL!

I have to rethink our Saturday plans, I feel like the event planner ~ HAHAHA! Their saying rain & wind for these parts and we were supposed to be going ot an outdoor event, oh well...that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes :)

Maybe a movie, or the Boston Aquarium, or the MALL!! Nahhhh Mr. P would never go for a trip to the MALL, that's considered punishment for the both of us. He hates to shop as much as I LOVE IT & since that's my form of relaxation I could never take him along...

O.k., I'm off to check out the local goings on for our area, see what I can figure out!

Until tomorrow have a great night Be Safe & God Bless!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Twice Baked Cauliflower.....???

Yup That's What The Lady Said! Have you ever had twice baked potatoes, well now that's a foolish questions WHO HASN'T??! But, let me ask you this, have you ever had twice baked cauliflower?????


I usually cook up a few things on a Sunday morning for the week ahead, I work long hours and the last thing I want to do when I get in is stand around in the kitchen & cook, LOL. I can get away with this now that my babies are grown and out on their own & it makes such a difference!

Well, on Sunday I defrosted a small 1.5lb pork loin in Lawry's Steak & Chop Marinade, it's so good. I let it sit for 48 hours and popped it in the oven tonight while I straighted up & folded some laundry. And then I got to thinking what am I going to make to go with this little roast...I know I have a fresh bunch of cauliflower and so that what I did.

We had this dish once when we went out for dinner and I just loved it so I make it every now and again, Twice Baked Cauliflower!

What you'll need...

1 large bunch fresh cauliflower or a bag of frozen
1 - 2 smallish red potatoes
4 ounces of shredded cheese (I use reduced fat)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbs margarine
1/4 cup milk (you can use a little more depending on the consistency that you want)
salt, pepper (any seasonings you like and would typically add to mashed potatoes)

boil cauliflower and potatoes (skins on)
once cooked to fork tenderness cut it off of the core & toss into your food processor along with the potatoes.

slowly add the milk and margarine and continue to pulse
add the cheeses and pulse a little more

Once everything is whipped together (and remember you can tweak it add what ever you want just remember that the cauliflower is watery so don't add too much liquid), spray a pie plate with non-stick spray and spoon in.

I add some paprika to the top and spray with some "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray to help it brown up a bit.

Pop it in a 365 degree oven for about a 1/2 hour and "WALLA"

Very delicious & so healthy...I will probably sneak in some green beans too, Mr. P loves his green beans :)

And that my dinner for tomorrow night! Serve, heat & eat ~ AND BLOG!!!!

Until tomorrow, have a great night Be Safe & God Bless!

Monday, September 28, 2009


It was one year ago today that all of the moms, dad, friends, & families waited by their telephones for "THE CALL" from the new India Company Marines, for it was Liberty Sunday and we were all waiting and jumping every time the phone rang, LOL...I got so many calls asking "did he call yet".

When the time finally came and the phone rang and it was BILLY I was speechless...I had waited 13 LONGGGGGGGGGG weeks to hear his voice, the last time I heard his voice it was that terrible call the night they all arrived on the Yellow Footprints...."This is Recruit Platt. I have arrived safely at Parris Island. Please do not send any food or bulky items to me in the mail. I will contact you in 3 to 5 days by postcard with my new address. Thank you for your support. Goodbye for now." my heart broke & I shouted "I love you" as loud and as fast as I could before he hung up! Well, when he finally called I answered and I couldn't talk, I just cried. Poor baby boy, he just kept laughing and shouting "Mom, Mom, it's o.k., it's me I love you, mom I did it I'M A UNITED STATES MARINE""

And then the mad dash began, we were off to Parris Island on Monday night, Mr. P tried to drive straight through, about 3 hours into our 18.5 hour drive we started referring to our cozy van as "The Prisoner Transport Vehicle" and Mr. P was affectionately referred to as "The Warden", not too far off of the mark, he's a Corrections Officer, "Sgt. Platt"... this is how bad he was, we were herded out of and back into that crazy van like we were prisoners, LOL... we tormented that poor man :)he actually came into the ladies room at one stop half way through Pennsylvania to tell me to hurry up & quit wasting time, imagine that!

A few pictures from Family Day ~ this was the day that I met Cindy in person, she and Jeff just kept watching the white van loaded with crazy people with writing all over the windows drive up & down & up & down the road...remember that Cindy?!!! Jeff said "well Cindy they have to be here for something, people just don't drive around a military base before sunrise with writing all over their windows for nothing...lets follow them & see where they go"

MOTO RUN ~ Billy is right next to the Guide, he was the 3rd Squad Leader!

I couldn't stop first time hugging him since July 7th 2008!

Graduation Day, he wanted his picture in front of that sign!

Well I'm crying again...I need the Bounty, LOL! The next time I see him I hope there is somebody there to administer CPR because I'll probably be so excited I'll hyperventilate!!!

Until tomorrow, God Bless & Be Safe!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lazy Day....................

Today was one of those days, it was dark & dreary all day long & I really didn't feel like doing much of anything at all....I cooked a few dishes for the week early this morning and then did my ironing & the rest of the laundry.

We were going to run to Home Depot to pick out paint for our living room, it's time for a "face lift" and I'd like to get it done before the holidays. I was thinking on a cream color or something along those lines...our front room has two beautiful leaded stained glass windows that are partially hidden by curtains so we're going to repair the casings so that we can see those beautiful windows.

I'll probably run by there one night this week & get some samples to pick from and then we can get it next Sunday so that Mr. P can get busy...

I was SOOOOO HAPPY that the Patriots won, but "please don't laugh" it makes me sad to sit and watch them thinking about all of the years past when my house was full of boys every Sunday from the very first game until the last seconds of the last game on Sunday night. Many nights they stayed and I took them all off to school on Monday morning...I sure do miss that Marine of mine.

Nikky & Mike went of to New Hampshire for a long weekend, she called me this afternoon to let me know they were back safe and sound. They had a nice time & that makes me happy! They ordered their wedding invitations....SOOOO EXCITING!!!!! I can't wait to see them :)

Well, I'm off. Have a great night Be Safe & God Bless!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Micro Brews & Wine Vineyards......

We tried something new today that we have always wanted to do....Westport, Massachusetts is a very old port town located here in South Eastern Mass rich in history & farming tradition & SO VERY BEAUTIFUL...

We often go to the beaches here and take long drives out by the water during the winter months, but we haven't ever stopped at two of the local businesses in town.

Buzzards Bay Brewery & Westport Vineyards so today that's just what we did & we had a wonderful time :) It was a perfect sunny, chilly day and we set out at about noon time...

We started out at the brewery...

We took a tour and at the end they had a beer tasting...not bad if I do say so myself!

This is the view when you drive in, the brewery is located on old farm land once owned by a very old prominent family in Westport the Smith's. They still own quite a bit of land and now farm apples, the name is their Apple Farm is Noquochoke Orchards, Mr. P used to be boyhood friends with the Smith Boys so he spent quite a bit if time on the "farm" helping out with the cows, horses, general farming...

From there we drove went down the road about a mile to the Westport Vineyard and this place I have to say was just breathtaking! The old farmhouses that have been brought back to their original state are just gorgeous. One of them serves as a wine tasting bar & art gallery, the other is for events...we'll be heading back there next week for a the Westport Vineyard Wine & Harvest Festival, it is supposed to be very nice...all local farmers and craftsman selling things, musicians, fresh seafood...YUMMMMM oh & WINE :)

We took a tour of the vineyard which was very interesting and then headed off to the main house for a wine & cheese was very good.

This is the view of the vineyards from the main house...I could just move right in :)

And this is what we bought...some micro brews & a few bottles of I'm off to sit in the backyard with Mr. P & enjoy a nice glass of wine and a blazing fire...

Have a great night, Be Safe & God Bless!

Friday, September 25, 2009

III MEF Passes Colors.........

Lt. General Richard Zilmer (left) passes the III MEF Colors to incoming Commander Lt. General Terry G. Robling...this is ther ceremony that Billy was in last Friday.

I have been waiting for him to post pictures, but you know boys! He'll get around to doing it when he's good & ready, LOL.

This is the pass in review, both the incoming and outgoing Commanders are reviewing the Marines. Billy was part of the Drill Team & I believe that he is with the group up front.

I copied these from the USMC Japan Homepage.....

Well, Mr. P just came in and we are going to dinner :)

Have a great evening, God Bless!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Crazy Days.........

Today was one of those crazy days when nothing goes right but you can't stop laughing & when Barb & I start laughing watch out!!!! We just can't stop :)

We laughed so much at nothing really that our faces hurt & our sides ached. Barbara's sister Karen works downstairs and we had her laughing too.

I love to sing and dance so I did a little clog dance when I thought I was all alone at the copy machine making my copies but I got caught and the day went down hill from there.

We kept dialing an outside line and then Karen's extension and would pretend to be crazy patients, shouting about their bills, their pace makers that had shocked them so badly that their hair was standing on end and sparks were flying out of them, ultrasounds instructions gone wrong. I pretended to be the booking office and told her that one of our patients scheduled for a 3:30pm cath had been misplaced somewhere between admitting and the cath lab but that the techs were working hard at trying to locate him..... I do great impersonations so I was a man, a woman, a Spanish woman, A Russian just went on & on!!!! She fell for it every time and well because we were just silly we were calling her up barking and meowing at her, I have to say that today I should have paid the doctors for letting me be there...NO we did get our work done and then some we DON'T STOP ALL DAY but sometimes you just have to laugh!!!!

Have you laughed today????

You should it does wonders for your soul!!!!

Have a great night, be safe & God Bless & Remember To Laugh Every Now & Then :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trying To Make A Difference.......

As the Holiday Season gets closer I start thinking about ways I can try to make a difference, hmmmmmm.

Last year I donated canned goods and a "Shaws" (that's one of the local grocery stores up here) gift certificate for a turkey to my church & we donated canned goods to the RI Food bank at work and I think I'll be doing those two things again this year, I hate to think about little children and families going without any time of the year.

I know that I will be going to the local Recruiting Station to donate to the USMC Toys For Tots Drive & I'll be wearing my "My Son Is A United States Marine" sweatshirt!!!!

I also want to sponsor a care package through, the packages will be sent to Marines in Iraq & Afghanistan all throughout the Holiday Season :) I've already picked up a few boxes of Christmas cards, those will be filled out addressed and mailed in bulk to the HQ, those will be going out to Marines all over the that's how I am going to try to make a difference this year.

And I thought I'd leave Santa this little note on Christmas Eve...............

Think it will work?????

Until tomorrow, BE SAFE & GOD BLESS!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bailey Has A Bad Knee......

I didn't even know dogs had knees.....? oh well just goes to show how much I know :)
She had a good day the other day and the vet said that she could get back into her field work to get ready for bird season, "training" only lasted one afternoon and she started limping again, this time even worse than before. So off she went to the vet again and this time he referred her out to a doggie orthopedic surgeon, WHO KNEW????

He saw her this afternoon & I felt kind of bad for her because she couldn't eat or drink before her appointment (and that girl loves to eat) just in case she needed new x-rays & well new x-rays she needed :( They showed a tear in her anterior cruciate ligament. The surgeon wants to take a conservative approach and have us do some physical therapy with her and she has some medicine to take.

He said that sometimes with time and some low - moderate exercise the tear will repair itself but more often than not they will usually require surgery. I felt so bad for Bailey & Mr. P he just loves that little dog & I do too she has become our "baby" and now she'll have to take the first part of hunting season off, and trust me when she sees Mr. P getting his things together and she can't go she'll be madder than a hornet. We're hoping that she'll be able to get out for duck & goose in the early - mid winter since it's mostly water retrieval, the vet said to give it a try & see how she does....

This is Bailey one her first day in her new home April 2007....what a face!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Byers Choice.......

I just love these dolls & I started collecting them oh about eight years ago. They are all hand crafted and no two look exactly alike, they are made in Pennsylvania. Every year they have signings all around the country, they go out to stores, you know those cute little gift shops & antique shops :) serve tea & sign dolls. You can bring a few of your favorites or buy a new one for your collection...whatever it doesn't matter, they will autograph them for you and chit-chat about the dolls & the craftsmanship, & care of your dolls!

We went to one a few years ago & it was great fun, there are a few scheduled in our area in a few weeks I think I'll get Mr. P to take me (he always ends up buying me a new one to add to my collection)!

Here are a few pictures of my mantle (they are from 2006 & my collection has GROWN)....

I just love them...this year I want to do my mantle in lighted evergreens and put my dolls up on risers, I like to get them out Veterans Day weekend, they reside in my curio cabinet all year long where I can look at them and think about when I got them or who gave them to me...that always makes me smile knowing that somebody thought about me enough to get me something that just makes me smile :)

Billy bought this little guy for me last year when he was home on Boot Leave & gave it to his dad to give to me on my birthday which just happens to be the same day as the USMC Brithday, November 10th! That was the day they had come back in from the field during MCT ~ he called us during his Liberty and wished me happy birthday and had his dad give me the doll while we were on the web-cam that Leah set up at Wendy's...I was one hot mess after that!

and he gave me this little cutie on Mother's Day 2008 just before he left for Boot Camp ~ she's "The Little Match Girl", I just love that story & Nikky & Billy loved that story too...he said when he saw her he thought of me :)...

Well, I guess what I went off track a little bit, anyway I'll be getting out to a doll signing or two this fall & I'll show ya what I got!

Until tomorrow, be safe & God Bless!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sniffles, Sneezes, Sore Throat & Fevers.....

Billy has a sinus infection I'm sure of it & maybe the beginnings of strep throat (he always gets sick around this time of year), only problem is he hasn't had a chance to get to medical yet to be looked at...he called this morning & was still feeling terrible. He practiced every day last week for the "Retirement Ceremony" for General Zilmer, he said that it went really well. He wanted to be sure to looked like a Squared Away Marine so he bought new boots & wore his brand new Cammie's and Cover, gosh I wished I could have seen him. He thinks they have pictures & he was going to check with his buddies & get them posted...we'll see!!!

I'm just a little nervous about him being sick and being so far away, I wish I could get over to Okinawa & check on him myself...they have had 7 Marines quarantined with the Swine Flu, I thought it was for all of Camp Hansen but after checking with him this morning that count was for his barracks. I told him to wash everything down with those bleach wipes, he told me to stop fussing over him, he was a big guy now!!! That just melted my heart :)

And don't you know when one gets sick they both get sooner did I get off the phone with Billy & Nikky called, she is sick too :( runny nose, fever, chills, sore throat. If I didn't know better I'd swear they were trying to make me crazy! She too gets sick this time of year, they both have pretty low immune systems and tend to always have sore throats & sniffles, it was such fun when they were little. We actually had to lay them down on the kitchen floor hold their noses and pour the cough syrup & antibiotics down their throats and then they would jump up and shake & shiver & gag...KIDS!!!!


At least I can drop in on her & I just might make sure she is taking care of herself...

Sad day here @ the Platt house the Patriots lost & we were hopping mad, oh well you win some you lose some, isn't that what they say??? I'd rather win!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Zoo Today.....

Well, since I am in the getting to know you better "mood" meet "our" granddaughter Lexi...

She was born on September 20, 2008, my husband was married a short time before we met, Lex is his daughters, my step-daughters little girl...I guess you could say it hasn't been easy & without saying toooo much because after all this is cyber space...some people in Lex's life haven't always made it easy but...we talked to Lexi's mom & dad about spending time with her, someday she might REALLY need us and we want to KNOW her...So this is Lexi!!!

Lexi & Papa watching the elephants, I was watching them watch the elephants and marveling in "the first time", you know that look of amazement in a little ones eyes, OMG I wanted to bite her she is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!

Lex & me after our outing at the Zoo, we had a blast and I think I was more worn out than she was...Papa bought her a stuffed giraffe & I got a box of fudge, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell the Weight Watcher Lady, LOL!!!! We shared the fudge & we were a MESS!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Lexi, we love you very much!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!

Friday, September 18, 2009

5 Words.....

This was harder than I thought, but so much fun! Ready here goes...

1. Space – is what’s keeping me separate and apart from my Marine, it’s also what I have been trying to figure out since my father passed away…where is he & can he see me, is he watching over me & keeping us safe?…Space is also something I value and when someone gets in my space WATCH OUT!!!

2. Romantic – is something I am not I am practical and straightforward. Sometimes I try but I have always been a very guarded person, yes even with my husband of soooo many years.

3. Miscellaneous –sometimes my thoughts are miscellaneous and I feel that I lack order and get “jumbled up” ~ my mind goes at a million miles an hour and it is hard to turn it off so I lay awake at night or yes sometimes read random things, dictionary, encyclopedia ~ Google all kinds of things and just read so that I can fill my mind up with more miscellaneous “stuff”.

4. Heart – the shape of my daughters face, very simply put she was born on February 13th 1984 @ 11:56pm (no, I couldn't wait four more minutes, LOL), she is my special Valentine.

5. Comfort – my home, it’s where I am most comfortable and relaxed. The fireplace on a cold night & a good glass of wine. Knowing that my husband & children are alright is very comforting. And of course my big pink housecoat & my LL Bean “wicked good” slippers!

One more thing you didn't know about me, I am painfully shy, yup that's right!!! I always have been, when I meet new people my heart ponds so hard and fast I swear it is going to pound right out of my chest.

This was fun, Thanks Cindy oh BTW tried the pudding & apple dessert tip from Kelly ~ OUT OF THIS WORLD YUMMY!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Few Random Questions................

So, I've been hearing a lot of "hype" all week long about the MTV VMA Awards and what Kanye West did to poor little Taylor swift and I have to say that I agree with our President when he says he's a J@$!^%$!!!!!

Where has civility gone, out the window I think! Then it got me to thinking why do celebrities think that they can do and say ANYTHING, and are incredulous when they are called out about it???? What is this world coming to?

Another question, I work in a huge medical building and right across the hall from us is an OB/GYN office so you can imagine the sights we see.....mama's who can't afford the 3 or 4 babies they already have coming back pregnant with another one. WHY, and all I keep asking myself is WHYYYY!!! So many couples out there who can't have children, it's heartbreaking. And then in keeping with the OB/GYN office who told pregnant mamas it was o.k. to dress in spandex from head to toe???? WHO I WANT TO KNOW, this is not attractive....YIKES or how about this who told pregnant mamas it was now o.k. to just wear anything you grab EVEN IF IT Doesn't FIT?????

Call me old fashioned, but I was brought up to be nice to my fellow man or woman, and to treat others the way I would want to be treated and again.....OLD FASHIONED but I really don't like this whole letting it all hang out concept...I'm just saying!

Oh & mamas shouldn't have to beg on national news for tuition money so that their babies can go to college & I shouldn't feel like I have to bring my leftover morning coffee to the homeless man that stands by the on ramp every morning asking for money. I try to stop every time I see him, I've given him leftovers, hot coffee, boots, pants, sweatshirts and "gift cards" for the coffee shop & yes sometime money if I don't have anything else. When he found out that Billy was in the Marines, he thanked me for my son's service and thanked me for being nice to him. He just wants a little respect & if I'm able to help him out I will! Just help your fellow man or woman that's what He wants us to do, if everyone could just remember that!


I'm going to try to make it a better place for all of the lives that I touch :)

Until tomorrow, have a great night God Bless!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Working 9 to 5......

Actually I work 7:00am - 5:00pm, but it never works out that way. I'm usually there MUCHHHHH later, you know doctors when they want something THEY WANT IT! But all in all they are a very good group to work for, so I can't complain :) ~ I'm just plain worn out tonight so it's not going to be a very long blog.

I was thinking about dress shopping and when Nikky will want to start looking for her wedding dress and then I got to thinking I'll have to start looking for a mother of the bride dress and well usually I love to shop but YIKES!!!!! A. mother of the bride, now that makes a gal feel OLD, LOL & B. pressure to get SKINNY & pressure to find something fun but flattering, I want my little girl to be as proud of me as I will be of her on that day, so I guess I'm going to have to staple my mouth shut after all LOL! We are so looking forward to it, it's going to be such a wonderful day & Mike is just a doll, it makes a mama feel good knowing that her baby girl is so loved!

Well, that's about all I have for tonight, I'm just too darn tired to type another word, so until tomorrow Be Safe & God Bless!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Closet Cleaning Time.....

I just read Kelly's blog & I have to say that she has guilted me into cleaning my closet out...she's a brave one if I posted a picture of my closet you'd all think I was CRAZY...well I am I guess, LOL... so clean the closet is what I am going to do, maybe next weekend! The shelves in my closet once collapsed we heard a loud thud & Mr. P just looked at me after a few minutes he said "do you know what that was, well do you" ~ I played "dumb" "no, what was it" .... it was the shelving, when we went up to look not only had the shelving come down but the poles to hang the hangers on came crashing down too...the entire contents of my closet had spilled out into our room and out into the hallway! I wanted to cry, I spent the rest of the weekend re-organizing everything.

I guess that I could clean the closet, send the things I don't want, won't wear, don't need off to Goodwill??? And THEN GO OUT AND BUY SOME MORE Great book, never saw the movie but this book is so funny...if you want a good laugh pick it up, it's EVERY GIRL I KNOW TO A TEE!!

So as soon as I work up the energy, I'll clean out my closet, donate all of my clothes and go out and get some more! But PLEASE don't tell Mr. P ~ he'll kill me, LOL...

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Fun Things To Do.................

This is another fun fall event that happens up here in Carver, takes place Saturdays and Sundays, September 5 - October 25 & I have always wanted to go, so this year we've decided that we're just going to do it!! Mr. P always listens to everyone that has "gone before him" and if they say "oh well it was you know" or "it wasn't what we though tit would be" he's already made up his mind that he's not going to like it, and that's what happened with the show at Foxwoods, he heard from a friend that it wasn't that great. Boy he changed his mind after we got there and he started looking around so he's decided to "TRY NEW THINGS & MAKE UP HIS OWN MIND" LOL

But anyway back to this "Faire" it's like going back in time to Renaissance England, with the jousting and knights in armor and maidens...I really want to get a giant turkey leg, LOL!!!!

I think that will be the weekend after next, I'll let you know & I'm going to get a new camera too one that I can throw in my bag!!!!

So try Googling and check it out!

The NE Patriots are playing and I'm off to watch them, I HOPE THEY WIN!!!!!

Until tomorrow, God Bless & Be Safe!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Blues.....

Well, I know I might grumble about Mr. P always getting under foot but his vacation is over he goes back to work tonight & I'm kind of sad...the house is always so quiet on a Sunday afternoon and that makes me feel very blue.

Once Monday rolls around I'm better and back in the swing of things, I 'm glad we had a busy weekend & that the weather was nice all week long for vacation, he got to spend a lot of time at the range with his old buddy Gene. Gene's teaching Mr. P Morse Code, I thought that was cute!

So our next bit of time together will be Columbus Day weekend, Newport holds a big "Oktoberfest" it starts on the Saturday & goes right through to the Monday, so we'll be sure to be there. I just love that festival, I was born in Germany & lived there until I was two, I'd really love to go back there one day...

Eins, zwei, g’suffa!

Ooooohhhhh I can't wait!!!

The Food is SOOOOO YUMMY & all of the different German Beers, and of course all of the hand made trinkets imported from Germany...see what I bought last year, a glass pickle for my Christmas Tree ~

The German Christmas Pickle Ornaments Story.
The German glass pickle ornaments are considered a special
Christmas in Germany decoration by many families where the Christmas
tree was decorated on Christmas eve.

The glass Christmas pickle ornament is always the last glass
ornament to be hung on the Christmas tree. The parents hide the glass
pickle ornament in the Christmas tree among the other German
glass ornaments. When the children were allowed to view the
Christmas tree they would begin gleefully searching for the
German glass pickle ornament. The children knew that whoever found
the glass pickle ornament first would receive an extra little gift and
would be the one to begin the unwrapping of the Christmas gifts.

Well, until tomorrow God Bless & Be Safe!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Foxwoods Casino.......

Well we finally made it to Foxwoods this afternoon! I have wanted to go for a few weeks now so I was so happy that Mr. P was finished up early enough this morning so that we would have time to do something together.

We got there at about 1:00pm and got our tickets for .....

It was fantastic, it's an exhibit that you walk through and look at the human body, really my description won't do it justice so please Google it and if it ever gets out your way go and see it... The only problem I had was that you couldn't touch ANYTHING and I was so curious and wanted to touch everything (so did she touch anything you ask, YES I couldn't resist)...I touched the muscle on the top of the human thigh & I got caught :( ~ the technician that caught me didn't' get mad, he actually had a heart and a stomach that were preserved and you could touch those so touch them I did. He is a Navy Corpsman Reserves and he saw our Dog Tags that we wear, Billy has them made for us when he was at MOS school he gave us each a set on Christmas and we never take them off. So we started chatting about Military Life...

I told him about Justin, Jonathan, Corbin, Brian, Abdiel, Luke, Evan & Mark ~ he was so impressed by our young men that he couldn't hold back the tears, we each hugged him before we moved on and had people in line crying listening to us talk...He wanted me to tell each and everyone of you THANK YOU for your service & THANK YOU to the moms & dads for their unselfishness to our country!!!

After the exhibit we walked the entire Casino and people watched and then it was on to the SLOT MACHINES!!!!!!! OH BOY I love to play the slots, we broke even and made enough to pay for a really nice dinner @ Now that was some good pizza....and now we are going to snuggle up and watch a movie,shhhhh, I'll probably fall asleep ;)

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!