Yay! Mother Nature is mad again…..



It was COLD last night. Positively balmy all day long, snowing by the time I got to the restaurant, and FREEZING by the time we left. And I was almost out of gas so I got to stand out there and fill my tank. I had a $0.13/gallon off on my loyalty card at KT so I filled for $2.029. It is $2.219 at home. I was happy. But frozen.

its fine i am fine
Just call me Anna…

heart necklace
The lower necklace was given to me by a friend shortly after we were told in Dec 2015 that Nick had 10-12 months. The Oval piece says ‘Be Strong’. I love it. And have never taken it off except for one week. That was another week from hell. I put it back on and things smoothed out. Go figure.

The heart necklace is from Gary.  He gave it to me before supper …. it came with matching earrings. Very pretty and sparkly….I plan on getting a couple more pierced places in my ears so I can wear one all the time. And I have to get a second piercing so I can wear the daisy set Marghe sent me for Christmas. They are  from Pandora. And very Marghe…….

Valentines Feb 15
Doesn’t EVERYONE live for Feb 15th??? lol

I just talked with Gary. “What are we doing for supper? We could go out or just make something at home.” Like that is my home already. We act like an old married couple after just 3 weeks? And yet it feels good. He stopped at his mother’s house last night between work and supper. Apparently she had some questions. Uh oh. Sounds like we are taking her out for breakfast next weekend as she would like to meet me. Hmmmmmm eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! No, it will be fine.

He makes me smile. He makes me contentedly happy. That’s pretty important.  Last night we discussed buying me gifts. I told him:some men think women want things.jpg
“This is me, Gary. Memories are more important. Mementos are nice for remembering occasions. But you and I both know how important memories are.”

He agreed. We’ll talk more about this tonight. Because we can. And do.

and I like it.


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Hope y’all have an awesome ridiculously fun kind of day. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself. You are WORTH it!!



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Our wonderful winter weather…whew!

olaf and snow angel

Here in my area: To date, 28.4 inches of snow has fallen this winter as of midnight Monday, according to the National Weather Service. About 80 percent of the snow that has fallen as of Monday fell over the past 30 days.

DRIFTINGSo my car is stuck. And you can see my tracks out the driveway to get to Jerry’s truck. That stuff was over my knees so I had a GREAT time getting out to the highway. I hitched a ride in with him this morning so I am here WITH NO VEHICLE!! Gah, I hate that.
My daughter text me at lunch. Someone is here plowing now. Who? Some guy in a red Chevy. You didn’t tell him you were stuck when you asked about plowing. I have no idea who that would be. It will be interesting to find out who needed to know I was STUCK before coming to plow after a storm that not only dropped a foot of snow but all the wind we had blowing it into drifts….. I would think after how many years of plowing. . . . My being stuck should be irrelevant? Sorry. Just not in a great mood over this. The guy that HAS been plowing us out for most of the time I’ve lived there suddenly decided he wasn’t going to let his hired man help me anymore….the day the snow started. How nice of you to let me know. In plenty of time to line up someone new. Thanks. But now I don’t have to cook extra for so many leftovers. I can cook what we need instead. I’m sure his hired hand will not appreciate but I don’t ‘pay’ for what I won’t be getting anymore. (The farm in the background is where they used to bring the bobcat from to plow my drive-about a hundred yards away. As of this summer, the bobcat is a 1/4 mile on the other side of me. Apparently this is now too far to drive it.) Neighbors being neighborly is a thing of the past………..?


Gary is a joy. It’s fun to listen to him talk. ‘Gosh darn, there is so much snow on my kitchen roof.’ I haven’t heard some of the phrases he uses in years. Everyone here just swears. LOL….I’m so used to it that to hear ‘Dang it!’ or ‘Gol Durn it’ or ‘Gee!’, ‘Gosh’,’ Wow’. He just plain makes me smile. We are meeting for Valentine’s Day supper tomorrow night. Just have to pick a place. Or he can surprise me. Saturday night he gets to meet most of the car club. The club jokster won’t be there so it may be a smooth evening. LOL…

My cousin in CA doesn’t want to come play in my snow with me. They are having a cold snap in the 50’s and 60’s. Should I tell her about the -63* by me Jan….when did we have that again? Jan 24? Every time I send her a snow photo, she’s like “OH God make it STOP!!” LOL

Yes, Yes, I’ll see if I can get someone to take a photo of us tomorrow night. Sheesh….


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Things in common…..

Gary: Grew up on a farm
Me: Grew up on a farm

Gary: divorced first wife.
Me: Divorced first mistake

Gary: Lost second wife to cancer.
Me: lost love of my life aka 2nd husband to cancer.

Gary: Lives in a Craftsman style home and loves it.
Me: LOVES them and will be looking for one when I move.

Gary: Crap now I forgot.
Me: Same here…there is a whole list of things we have in common.

It’s almost scary how much we have in common.

And it’s scary how he makes me feel. It makes me worry it’s too good to be true. We get along so well.

Only Nick has ever made me feel this way.With all the guys (ha….4? ) that I’ve dated in the last 2 years, NONE has made me feel anything. Or I would shut down.

This could get interesting. And I can’t wait to find out.

And one day soon, when someone takes a photo of us together, I will post it.

As for our weather….which is being called a bad storm. We call it Monday. A video from outside Eau Claire, Wisconsin, showed cars, trucks and SUVs spun out on a snowy highway median. It’s pretty nasty.

snow car
No, I didn’t shovel around my car or in front of it.snow knees
The more I took off the TOP of the car, the deeper it got…..snow steps
You can see how deep it is around my front steps.snow tireAnd how high up on my tires….18″ Rims people. Do the math….

AND! My AWD Ford walked right out onto the highway. Didn’t bog down at all….She’s a good girl she is!

I loves my car….

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It was a very nice weekend….

we love someone because they sing a song only we can hear
Friday night, Gary and I met for supper in at our favorite Mexican place. He is always so happy to see me. That is nice. I really like seeing this tall man walking towards me with this big grin. Then I get this BIG hug……ya. We spent a few hours together then we both went home. I had errands to do Saturday morning then went to his house for the weekend.

We had wrestling both days this weekend. On Saturday, Caiden (aka Calvin Klein) took first in the town Gary lives in. I took Lennox with me, dropped him off with my son Brandon then went to get Gary. We watched Caiden win. That was awesome. The 2nd match ? The guy forfeited. Apparently he didn’t want to lose to Caiden a second time. lol. That kid is a beast……

We left after the wrestling match and went on to Rochester. We picked up my g’son at his apartment and took him out for lunch. I love the chicken bowl loaded up with almost everything at Chipotle’s. Yum. Then we went to a store across the parking lot and I found clothes for Willa, Lennox and Ryley. Then we took g’son back, went back to his place and just watched movies, cuddled and talked. And talked. and talked til almost midnight. He makes me feel loved. He’s told me he loves me already. Why am I holding back? I think that was fast but then Nick fell in love with me the first moment he saw me. Like we had known each other before. Gary is the same way. I feel a lot about him, I just can’t sort it out as fast as he could.


Sunday morning, Gary and I left in what was starting to be a nasty snowstorm. Watched Lucas win in Houston after 3 matches. It is a joy to watch him. He’s such a scrappy little thing! He pinned the first match but had to work for the win in the other 2. I’m so proud of that kid….9 years old and the concentration of a much older person. He must be an old soul….

We got some bad snow around here. If you want to know how bad, check out the 40 car/truck/semi pile up on I-94 by Osseo, WI. That is 35 miles from home for me. I was over in Minnesota and it was just as bad. Going home from the tournament, we couldn’t see the road for snow or the landmarks around for the blowing snow. It was white knuckle driving and I wasn’t even driving! I had to drive HOME so I left as soon as we got back to my car but it still took me over an hour to get home, on roads that hadn’t been plowed much.

I posted my hair photos on another site and I was told that people dying their hair look like freaks. Guess I won’t be posting much over THERE anymore. If there had been an “lol” after it then I’d be OK. It just read as a disapproving remark.

I replied. Oh, Thanks.

I think I’ll stay off that site for a while.

I’m talking to Gary via text and he just told me he started missing me the minute I walked out the door. We are going out for Valentine’s Day. It’s on a school night. This could get interesting.

Ok, I won’t drink.






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Am I done kissin’ frogs?

Time will tell.

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The other guys I have dated, I’ve like them. I’ve enjoyed spending time with them, getting to know them.

But we are not together anymore.

There is a reason for that.

They were frogs.

Time will tell if G is my prince.

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…………doesn’t everyone……………


have at least……………….




……………blue haired granny??????



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