And so, week 48 and I am now officially 60 years old – I had to do nothing but endure the passage of time to get to this point … but like I’ve been telling everyone, 60 is six perfect tens.  I love that idea.  It sure beats the heck out of being all negative and poopy about turning such a milestone type age.. and more on this later….

Our daughter had come home for Thanksgiving – which meant we had to bring her back to the airport (150 miles one way) on Monday.  To complicate matters, the weather decided it was going to be wintry and uncooperative – and I’ve developed a dread of driving in such conditions.  Fortunately, our daughter has a friend  (who grew up with her, attending the same daycare, and becoming a nurse just like our daughter) who was willing to meet us at the northwest corner of the cities, saving us a good two hours of rush hour traffic.  That was a huge blessing – otherwise we would have been driving home in one lane traffic after dark, which is SO not what I wanted to do…. We got home about 5 pm Monday, still having faced one lane driving for the last 45 miles or so, but it was mostly in the light, which is a lot easier on my nerves.

Tuesday and Wednesday were the snow events of the week.  Eleven inches in all, two snowblower runs, pulled snow off the roof – the whole winter home maintenance thing… I do have to get out of here for a bit to survive this winter….

Wednesday also found me very grateful for my dear wifey Wilma…. It was my turn to bring breakfast to Men’s Bible Study that morning, and she whipped up two pans of her ‘egg pizza’ … it was a huge hit with the guys – to the point of one of the wives contacting us and wanting the recipe …. So … here it is for you…..


Crescent Sausage ‘n Cheese Bake


1 (8 oz.) pkg. Crescent Rolls

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Brown and Serve or Little Sizzlers (thaw slightly for easier cutting)

2 c. shredded Monterey Jack or Swiss Cheese

2 T. chopped green peppers (optional) fresh or dried

4 eggs

¾  c. milk

½ tsp. each of salt and pepper

¼ tsp. oregano

Preheat oven to 425. Place crescent rolls in an ungreased 13X9 inch pan; press over bottom and up ½ inch on sides.  Place slice of sausage over crust. Sprinkle with cheese and optional green peppers. Put eggs in bowl and beat slightly, mix remaining ingredients and pour over cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Keeps well in the refrigerator and heat up well in microwave. You can prepare and store the dry and liquid ingredients separately the night before.


The guys and I ate well that morning – and it paid off later that day when I bowled a nice 217 as part of my bowling for the day.

Thursday – if it wasn’t bad enough that there was a mess of snow, Mother Nature added a good subzero attack into the mix.  We started a run of below zero every morning since that day to today … don’t know when it will break, but the sooner the better.

Friday – my official 60th birthday – and a good time indeed.  Mother in law called me in the morning, daughter called me around noon, son had called the night before — and then off to Grizzly’s to join my former work buddies for an evening of frolic and visiting.  I was tickled to see Doug and Linda there – he was my first principal I had ever worked for – and he has proven to be the best of those that filled that job … and then so many other good folks…. It was a good time indeed.  Wilma and I got home and she presented me with my gifts … a new bowling bag (large enough to hold the shoes as well) and a new sweatshirt…which I am wearing as I type …. It was a nice day.

Saturday – more cold, but run errands.  WE did one more birthday event by taking dinner at Olive Garden … and we always bring home the leftovers, so we ate well for sure.

Sunday was church – our choir director’s husband is having some health problems, so we ended up doing as best we could for her – she’s so consumed with what his illness – she can use all the help we can give, so we did our best with our song for the day  — and we hope things fare well for them.

Sunday afternoon found Wilma and me taking in a concert by a group of folks we know quite well… the post prior to this one gives you the idea…. It was a nice way to kick off the Christmas concert season…. Here’s hoping there’s more music like it….