Sunday, December 18, 2011

Still Busy, News!


I finally put up my tree.  The rest is going up in stages, since I still have to take the rig to the dealer for more work.  The tree is easy as I just wrap it up in the chair cover and put it on the sofa when I pull in the slide.

Friday was spent doing some Christmas shopping.  I did girls’ and grandkids while I was in AZ.  Only Ted was left.  No, Ted, I’m not reporting here what I got for you.  It’s hard enough keeping secrets from you.   I know that my kids read my blog, but rarely comment. 

Saturday, more shopping.  I had to get the makings for “truffles” for a potluck at work.  It is a very easy recipe, just Oreos, crushed and mixed with cream cheese, rolled into small ball (they are very rich) and dipped in something, (cocoa, powdered sugar, sprinkles, chocolate or whatever you like).  I chose chocolate, white, red and green.  I then decorated them, easy but time consuming.  After forming them I put them into the freezer to make them easier to handle them while dipping.


While out I spotted a group doing a Car Wash as a fund raiser for Teen Challenge.  I have been planning  to do it myself, but kept putting off and then it got too cold for me.  I did a U turn and got in line for them do it for a donation.

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          With everyone working, it took all of 10/15 minutes. They did a great job.

Sunday, after church I went over to FLRV,where they had a major event,  lunch for their customers and they were giving away a brand new Springdale TT, along with other door prizes. 

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It was fun and I met a few wannabes, Several were also planning on doing it solo.  Unfortunately,  I didn’t win anything.

After returning home, I just caught up on reading the adventures of fellow bloggers and dipping the candy in the above picture.  They are peppermint truffles.  I still have to dip the peanut butter truffles.


                            picture from the Garner State Park website

And now the News!  Yesterday I got an email from Rick at Garner State Park in the Texas Hill Country with an offer to work/volunteer in their visitor center, my choice as a start date.  So it looks like I will be spending the summer in Texas.  It is not too far from where my sister lives and my daughter and grandkids are a little farther, so the plans are to spend some time with them too.  I don’t have any details yet, so those will come later.

I think that when I go back to work I will give them January 5th 2012 as my retirement date.  Wow, just putting down an actual date is really scary.  I could stay until the end of the month for the money, but then I wouldn’t have time to herd those ducks.  There is so much last minute stuff to be done, mail forwarding, change my domicile state, get the Medicare and supplemental insurance started, just to list a few.  I’m afraid that I won’t be able to get it all done.

Enough rambling,  Thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel


  1. Congratulations on getting your first position! Make sure your air conditioner is working. :)

  2. Love that retirement date! What a busy time you will have in the new year!

  3. Love your retirement date! How exciting. You will be one busy lady at the first of the year. ( tried to post this once, but it seems to have gone into the great beyond, so if it comes back, you will see two posts)

  4. Congrats on the workamping site. I'm trying to find a workamping site in CO for the summer, to be close to my daughter.

  5. That's wonderful to have a job lined up this summer. I hope you love it.

  6. You and Angel look very nice in your holiday red! Nice concept...retirement...sounds good, I know you'll enjoy it. Thanks again for sharing.

  7. Congrats on the job offer. It will definitely be a hot one but Garner is one of the most popular state parks in Texas with lots going on. Should be great. Would love to meet a fellow blogger when you get settled in there. Several members of the Women's RV Forum live in the San Antonio area.

  8. Congratulations!!! That's wonderful. Now you have a date set for Texas and can work around it, and plan your itinerary. You must be really excited, I know I am! I look forward to seeing you in Quartzsite soon. :)

  9. Mom are you gonna be leaving before or AFTER we are out there?

  10. Just remember that your "location" is SIX LONG hours from me LOL LOL LOL and no I'm not driving every weekend lol