I love being a woman.

I’m a woman who has experience being a wife, a mom, a student, a teacher, and a degreed business professional. I’ve traveled throughout the U.S. and have been to Europe, too, but am greatly fond of western Michigan and its beaches, and the entire Midwest region. My journey is relative to my time, of course. I’m a straight-laced conservative when it comes to education and career, yet a child of the 60’s; a hippie you might say, when it comes to enjoying life. It’s been quite a ride!

My favorite things are my grown children, Ashlee and Krystal, my Colonel hubby, Scott (retired from the military after nearly 30 years but continues to work a civilian job), my mother, Kathy (a pioneer for women who worked in the factory at General Motors from the early 60’s until retirement 27 years later – but who is first and foremost a gentle woman with a strong soul and my forever role model), my pets (Japanese Chin dogs Jake and Lucy, and my kitties, Bliss and Salem), beaches, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and other nature. I might seem complicated at times but truly love the simple things.

My little place in the world, that’s my blog. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about my life, my family, my pets, my job, and how I view the world. I hope you enjoy my stories, my sense of humor, and my insight. This is a chance for us to share that cup of coffee or tea in the morning or afternoon, and reach across the miles that might separate us, and gather close together to catch our breath and a laugh or two. Life is busy. And so are we! So let’s dive in together. And smell the roses, too.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Morning Meeting

I am not a morning person.

The alarm went off at 6am this morning so I could make a pot of chicken soup for the Ladies' Auxilliary (LA) / VFW District meeting today; our post was hosting it, which included serving lunch to all. We had to be there by 930 am for the meeting and lunch was to be served around noon. So I got up, got the pot boiling, added the whole chicken, and started chopping up all the goodies to go in it: celery, carrots, mushrooms, and onions.

Once it was all going, I figured I'd lie back down for an hour, and then get up, bathe, and get ready. Scott said he'd make breakfast and call for me at 7:30. A while later, he woke me up and handed me breakfast. The contents of the plate were cold. Oops, looked at the clock and it was after 8! Seems Scott called for me to get up, and I must've answered "Okay" in my sleep, because I had no recollection of it when he told me about it later. 

We had to hustle to get dressed up, and out the door so early, which was painful on a Sunday morning. Sunday is the day of rest, right?  (:   But, we managed it.

I dropped Scott off at our Post with the crockpot of soup and two chocolate cakes I made for the event and set off for the ladies meeting at another building (the American Legion let us use their facilities).

I love the old hall buildings. The floors are well worn, and the ceiling tiles old and sometimes falling down here and there,but there's a warmth and charm and history; if only those walls could talk. There's always a bar to one side, although it was closed during our meeting. The place was bustling with ladies, some in their LA  blue suits, and most of them well over the age of 65.

I admire their passion and commitment to the cause, and the creative ability to find so many ways to squeeze money out of everyone at each meeting! We had tickets for this, tickets for that, and everyone loosened their purse strings and bought strings of tickets. I was asked by our Post Prez to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets,and I loved it. Within 30 minutes, I had sold $170 worth and made many new friends in the process. Fifty - fifty face value to the winner was a prize of $85. My experience, priceless.

I also entered a Valentine centerpiece in the contest but did not place today. Part of my centerpiece contained candy, so I brought it back to the table and consoled myself and those at my table with pink conversation hearts and silver-papered chocolate kisses.

After the meeting, we met the guys at the Post and enjoyed many homemade soups and cakes. It was down-home kind of Sunday in Spencer, Indiana. Mom said they got about five inches of snow or so back home in Grand Rapids (MI) today, but it was sunny and pleasant in Spencer --, inside and out.

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