Bernie’s Big Birthday Bash

Starting on the left side, Tammi, Jenny, Lyn, Mandy around the right side, Cheryl, Cathie, Anne and Michele

One of the things I miss by living in Montana are birthday parties with girlfriends. Roy does he best every year to do something special for me. However, the girl in me wants to have a party with a group of friends. That is something that has not been possible since I have moved to Montana. Jenny decided if she was going to fly me home for my birthday, by God I was going to have a party too. She sent messages to my girlfriends inviting them to one of my favorite restaurants on my birthday. I told her that if anyone asked if they needed to bring a gift, tell them no. I didn't need gifts, having everyone come out to celebrate my birthday was gift enough. The plan was to meet at 6pm at one of my favorite restaurants for dinner.  A lovely unexpected surprise was extra people at the party. An old friend, who I have not seen in years, read about the party on Facebook. She told another friend that she would like to go, the more the merrier! I'm so glad she did that. With something like … [Read more...]


Happy Birthday, Mr. Bernie!


  Today is Mr. Bernie's birthday! A day that makes me thankful he was born. I just can't imagine my life without him. He is a wonderful husband. He makes me laugh, cooks, is VERY patient and good to our fur kids. He has a ton of other wonderful qualities. But I'm not going to make him a birthday cake. Mr. Bernie's favorite cake is Angel food cake. After several attempts at making this horrid cake, I vowed last year, never again! I even mentioned Angel food cake to my friend, Teresa, who makes cakes as a side line. She cringed at the mention of Angel Food cake.  I was going to ask her to make me one and drive 25 minutes to pick it up. When I saw her reaction, I decided to try anther route. I was going to buy a store-bought cake and make a glaze. I can make a glaze, how hard is that?  I had Mr. Bernie in tow at the grocery store. I stopped to get an angel food cake and he whined. "That is not big enough, that is only one serving."  It wasn't,  but the man loves his angel food … [Read more...]


Learning New Words While Married

Being married is a new experience for me. It has been less than a month, so I have that going for me.  The first new word is my husband. Mr. Bernie and I have been together for so many years, that I slip and refer to him as my boyfriend or fiancée. I think I have only referred to him as my husband a couple of times.  It makes me feel like a little kids, playing grown up. As my friend Jenny pointed out, I can now buy him a card that says, "Happy Birthday Husband." That kind of freaked me out. A whole new way of talking and doing things. Things have been the same for so many years, that its hard to learn a new vocabulary. Another new word is Sister-In-Law. My brother has been married for years. So in my head when I say, "I talked to my Sister-in-Law" it means my brother's wife. Now I have another Sister-in-Law and must learn to use their real names. *lol* I never gave it any thought, until I mentioned to Mr. Bernie, "I talked to my Sister-in-Law today." He had to ask me which one? That … [Read more...]