Monday, March 02, 2015


All good things must come to an end, or so they say. This includes a few of our favorite days of the week that make up weekends. Now it's time to stick our noses back on the grindstone for another week of working. Put the weekend in your memory and start looking ahead.

It was an uneventful weekend for Michelle and me, not too uncommon of a thing for us this time of the year. Unlike the Summer months when it seems like we are running some place or another every weekend. It's nice to have a break from the running around, but it'll be nice to start running around again in the very near future when the weather clears up. February is over with, now is when I start getting that Spring Fever and want to get out.

Don;t forget that this coming weekend is when we move clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Savings Time begins and we can start to notice the days getting longer and longer until we reach the years longest day in June. My cabin fever is probably the worst at this time of the year, as I know my favorite time of the year is just right around the bend.

Tomorrow is National Pancake Day, if you want some pancakes head on over to IHOP to get your free stack of pancakes, in exchange they ask for a donation to the Children's Miracle Network. It's been a big success in years past, they hope to raise $3.5 Million for the cause this year.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday Sunday

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with the dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up early collecting my thoughts for the day once again.

Well we did not get into anything yesterday, we had thought about heading to Pittsburgh to one of the Carnegie Museums, but Michelle is having some pains so we stayed around the house and just relaxed. We did finally start with our first episode of House of Cards for season 3, of all three seasons it was the least spectacular opening to the season, but still a very good one.

Today's schedule is our typical one, grocery shopping this morning and finish up the rest of the laundry that we started yesterday afternoon. Nothing too exciting.

Michelle is going to have to have same day surgery on Tuesday, she is having some pain from her Gastric Bypass Surgery and the pocket is closing up, she has had trouble holding food down so they are going to do a quick procedure when they stick a balloon down in the opening of the stomach and open it back up a little. She is just one of the rare ones who had complications from the surgery and this is a 5 minute fix. She should be fine after that and no worries.

It's supposed to be nice and warm this afternoon, if you get a chance get out and enjoy yourselves a little bit.

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I am the first one to recover from a losing battle with that dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up early watching Funny Farm on HBO and starting to collect my thoughts for the day.

Well I have written a letter to Carol Pava Casey to move my lost sibling search to the next level. I'm going to send it our Monday unless anyone points out any revisions that need to be made. I've handed it off to Kim, Terri, Pam and Gary on a private Facebook message to read and review before I physically mail it to her. The letter provided the background, how I came to find her and a series of five questions that I have asked for answer to that will clear everything up. I need clarification on the accuracy of my research before I go any further. I think I may have found the name of the lost sibling, now it's just going to be a validation process before I move my search to locating them. I'll keep everyone updated as this progresses.

No plans for the day, but that can always change as I just hate to sit and do nothing all day. One thing that we will do today is start watching Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. It just became available yesterday. If you have never seen this, it is a great TV series done by Netflix. I think this show is responsible for the word purge watching. That is when you release the entire season at once and allow the viewers to watch it how they see fit. We will watch at least an episode every night for a couple of weeks to complete the season as we have done with the previous two as well as Orange is the New Black which comes out again this Spring.

Have a Great Day and stay Warm.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend, and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Well I finally had to upgrade my Roku that I have been using for a number of years. The one I had was probably even considered pre-first edition. When I bought mine, they were not available in any stores at that time and you had to order it. Well the one we had was just getting so old it had trouble connecting to WiFi through wireless, so I replaced it with the Roku 3. The old one still works, but you would have to plug an Ethernet cable into it to get a connection. It was working fine until a couple nights ago, and then it went. If anyone could use it, let me know, it still works. I had just purchased a movie on Amazon when it had connection problems, so I replaced it.

No agenda for us this weekend, it's due to be cold so we're probably not going to get into too much of anything. Unless the weather is nice, then I'll get a case of Cabin Fever and drag Michelle out to do something.

One thing I did find out yesterday, the Balloon Festival will return this year in October. I for one am looking forward to its return.

Have an awesome Friday!!!

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to reflect upon my past and look through all of my pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years. Little lost moments in time to be briefly relived and shared right here with you the reader. Sometimes its pretty easy to find that one special image and sometimes you look and look and look and struggle, it is always a whole lot of fun however and something I always look forward to.

If there was ever any doubt as to whether or not I have ever had hair, this glamorous picture from around 1974 or 75 should solid for evidence that I did. I'm thinking this is Christmas 1974 or 75 at Grandma Hall's where I lived.

Don't you just love that flowered shirt I was wearing, I was setting the fashion world on fire but no one was noticing. LOL It's amazing when you look back 40 years later and notice our fashion sense and hair styles that we used in the 70's.

One thing that I did notice is my Grandmothers Nativity scene that she always put up on top of our Television. I also see the control panel for the TV was also down, back then it was sometimes an effort to get the vertical hold to work right as were were constantly adjusting it. One thing I do remember from that time period is that CB Radios were the big thing and anytime someone keyed the mic close to your house it seems like you always got the noise coming across the TV. It was annoying to say the least.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hump Day

Well that is two days down now, now all we have to do is get up over this dreaded Noon time hump. Once we are over that you can look just past a photo flashback and see the dawn of another weekend off in the distance.

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this on my blog before, but I Hate Snow. Not only do I hate snow I hate the absolutely unbearable frigid cold temperatures that are associated with it, much like what we are currently experiencing. Bring on the Springtime and lets put Winter 2014-5 into our memory banks for the season, what do you say Mother Nature, let's see the rebirth of the foliage in the very near future please.

We are still looking into the Niagara Falls trip coming up in the near future. We are just on the initial planning stages of it right now, so there is still a lot to learn before we head up that way. I think we are leaning towards staying in Canada, but that's hasn't been decided yet as we really have a lot to learn yet such as looking into the maiden of the mist among other things. Two years at the National Mall and the Smithsonian were enough to take a season or two off.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* That one day of the week that most of us hate the most (Monday) is now in our rear view mirrors and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday. Other than the sloth and the blue footed booby's swimming in our creek I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It was 18,713 days ago that my mom evicted me from her belly and told me to start life. She was tired of carrying around my dead weight so she evicted me, or I decided to leave and be born.

* It was 3,936 days ago that I fulfilled a dream of my by Graduating from West Virginia University.

* 2,537 days ago I asked this very special lady out for a night on the town, if you consider pizza and a bad movie a night on the town.

* 1,761 days ago I decided I wanted to take mine and Michelle's dating to the next level, so I got down on one knee and proposed Marriage.

* It was 1,298 wonderful days ago that Michelle and I officially became Husband and Wife. We got married and had a feast with our closest friends and family at the Marilla Center.

* I have about 6,124 days or so, give or take a few hundred here or there until I enter into the world of retirement. Not exactly next week, so need to go to work today.

* In 310 more days I will publish my Goodbye 2015 Blog. My favorite blog of the year to write as it allows me to reflect upon my last year as seen through my blog.

* If you haven't started your Christmas Shopping yet fear not, there are still 304 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* I have another 280 days to go until my next Birthday.

* 163 days from now Michelle and I will be celebrating our Fourth Wedding Anniversary

* 124 and counting until the 2015 Picnic at Krepps Park.

* In 82 more days my Niece Brittany will be Graduating from West Virginia University and be joining me as an Alumnus.

* There are only a mere 24 more days to go until Springtime! I know I for one love the Spring as it is my favorite time of the year.

* I have written a total of 3,967 blogs for George's Journal. The over a decade old daily recollection of my life shared with everyone over the internet.

* Michelle and I are starting to get some details for our Spring Trip. It's Niagra Falls this year and we are leaning on staying in the Canadian side when we go up. She wants to have dinner at the Skylon Tower one night. There is also a Margarittaville  there as well. We're looking at Mid April as a time to head up there.

* I haven't done any work on the Hall Family Tree this past week, I admit I have been slacking a little bit on it as well as the Brother Search. No new information to report on either thing.

* Looking at the week ahead, it looks like Mother Nature is going to take a little vengeance for the unexpected warm weather we had last weekend despite a snow storm called for.

* We haven't said anything yet about a cruise in 2015. I'm waiting to hear something about the contract we are working on as it should be announced who the winners are very soon. Hopefully we should know something by this time next week one way or the other. I'm just a little hesitant on booking anything until we know what is going to happen.

* Jimmy Buffett has not announced a date for Pittsburgh yet this year, rumors are he is looking at a June 25th date to play Burgettstown. We will keep everyone posted.

* Have yourself a Great Day

* Hi ho hi ho