Monday, May 31, 2010

Special Moment

I had an e-mail tonight that my coffee grinder tea towel is in Morning has Broken treasury on etsy. I was going to post a picture, but I couldn't find it in my album. Why when you are in a hurry, you can never find what you are looking for. It has been a busy weekend which was just as well because it keeps the mind on other things.
Sunday we went to Ashland, Nebraska to the Strategic Air Command Museum with our son. He did all the driving so I got to set back and look at the scenery. The planes that were used to fight the wars were something to look at. Some of the displays brought back memories of the family that served in the arm forces. I have brothers that do not talk their time in Viet Nam. Even my own son does not talk about the first Desert Storm War. I just know that he has a scar on his leg that he won't tell us how he got it.
You just pray a lot that God will take care of the men and women who are serving today to keep us having our freedom that so many would like to take away from us.
We came through a storm coming home that you could not see where you were really gone. You turned on the flashers and lights so that people could see you because you were afraid to stop for fear someone would hit you because you couldn't really see the edge of the road. I was glad that I wasn't driving, but it did make me very nervous. We had rain and lightening after we got home, but nothing like what we drove through.
I hope every body has a good week.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

I only need to get through tomorrow and then I have a three day weekend. I will need it to recuperate for this next month which is filled with doctor appointments and test. I can't blame my hubby for these because unfortunately they are mine. I had been having some problems with swallowing my medicine so they want a Swallow test and upper g-i. They think there is a possibility that I have ulcers. Just what I needed.
We will visit the cemeteries and put some flowers out on our parents graves, Both my hubby's and mine are deceased. I always check dates on graves that I know that I don't have all of the information for my family tree.
My daughter-in-law found me someone to come and mow my two acres for a reasonable price so that I won't have to do it like I did this past Sunday. I had a cloudy windy day which I was very thankful for. Sunday was the better of the two days. It has turned off hot and muggy this week. We had storms around us and so far we have been missed for which I am thankful for.
Please forgive me if I don't leave you a message right now. I just have a lot as the saying goes of things on my plate. I am not use to being the one with the problem and have others do for me. I am use to doing for myself. I will have to get use to having a driver when it is necessary this next month. I will furnish the car, gas, and if they need to eat while they are waiting on me. I will just keep saying my prayers for me as well as everyone else. We started some new medicine for the stomach and I tried taking it with applesauce to see if that would help the medicine go down. It is getting really late and I have statements to get out tomorrow so I better hit the sack as the saying goes. You all have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the sunshine, but don't get to hot.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Month Almost Over

The month has quickly flown by and I really don't know where it has gone. I keep thinking if I don't blink it won't go as fast, but that isn't going to happen.

This is a picture of my youngest grandson and his mommy at the their Mother's Day Tea program. Tonight is their last swimming lessons and I don't think either boy wanted them to come to an end. They have learned so very much because they were taught water safety besides swimming.

My daughter taught ice-skating and she said that his swimming lessons were anymore then a half hour private ice skating lesson.

Tea towel is another one that I just finished that I thought you might like to see. It doesn't take to long to do when you don't really care for what is on the television and it is raining outside. I like the ones when you don't have to change colors every other stitch. I have a new project coming that are baby blocks, but it will take a little longer because it will have to be quilted after I get through with the blocks. I am anxious to get them to see if they are as cute as the picture was. I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday changes

Our little graduates. They had a nice little group. I couldn't get back enough to get the whole group so I just got my one of my very special boys in grandma's life.
I thought I would show you a couple of the tea towels that will soon be going into my etsy shop. They were an easy project to do in the motel room while it was raining and I didn't want to drive because it was raining to hard.

The picture of the Branson Belle boat dock was taken while we were riding on the Duck's in the rain. My hubby wanted to do something so this was one thing we could do in the rain giving me a break from driving in the rain. You can see the rain drops on the picture.

Being I can't work in the yard like I planned, I thought I would show you a picture of the swan that was on our bed when we checked on our trip. It is made out of towels and wash clothes. They said that they have a lot of fun making them for their guest.

Friday, May 21, 2010


I was so thankful when 4:30 came this afternoon to get out in the warm sunshine. We had 73 degrees and no rain . We have had so much rain this past week while we were gone and after we came home.
Last night was Matt's pre-school graduation. they looked so cute in their little red caps and gowns. I will be posting pictures soon of him. It has been so stressful for his mom because they couldn't tell her until the last moment that they were going to have the summer program where they are going. School gets out the 25Th for my oldest and the two of them will go the 26th to their summer school program. Jacob got to go visit his new middle school this week for a day so they could see where they would be going when school got started back up in the fall. I don't know for sure what my youngest grandson is going to be doing, but then his other grandparents babysit him. If they want to go some place, they just take him with them. His main concern is that he gets to go to the zoo this summer. He is my grandchild who has a play farm with animals such as lions, tigers, giraffe, bears instead of the pigs, cows, chickens.
We are going to have 80 degree weather all this next week and not suppose to have any rain. I just know I need to get my yard mowed or get a couple of goats. I wonder how my neighbors would like that idea. He He. My son says I need a hay baler because it is getting so tall. I asked him if he wanted it to feed to his horses being each boy has a horse now. I am waiting for the youngest to tell his parents he needs a horse too. He might not being he has his battery operated motorcycle. He just thinks it should go to the bike shows with mom and daddy's bikes.
I just wanted you to know I am still here and I will be catching up with you as soon as I can reading blogs and leaving comments. You have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rainy, Rainy, Vacation

I wanted a few days off from work to take a mini vacation. Basically a change of scenery for a few days. Well we left Thursday Morning in the rain and it rain all day on us, plus Friday, Saturday and it poured on us coming home. I manage to unload the car without getting wet, but that was the first. We did manage to unload the car at the motel without getting that wet.
We went to Branson, Missouri for our mini vacation. We rode the ducts which I enjoyed because someone else did the driving. I tried taking a few pictures, but I don't think they turned out very good. It definitely wasn't picture taking weather. It was pretty with the fog coming up out of the trees when you were in the hills. It made it look like someone had a stove going with smoke coming out.
We went to two really good shows. The first was the Magnificent Variety Show which started with music from the 40's to the current day. The two main stars of that show has a little 5 year old daughter that performed in the show. She was really cute. We have gone to this show starting before she was born because it changes every year. They use to have a dinner show, but the theatre they were in got sold and the new theatre they can't serve dinner in it. The funny thing is the show that was coming into their old theatre has ran into a snag. They were bring a show call Kung Fu from China. They are having problems getting their visa's so they don't know if it is going to open up or not.
The second show we went to was called Shake, Rattle, and Roll. It was all the 50's music which was awesome because it was back when we were in high school. It was really high energy and they had very good vocal singers as well as dancers. I would go sit through them again because we enjoyed them that much. We brought home a video of the Shake, Rattle, and Show.
One thing about this trip, I didn't go shopping in the rain. I was tired of getting wet. Unless you went to a place where you were inside, you just didn't go because it was raining and at times it would absolutely poured. It didn't stop some from going to Silver Dollar City, but they were really soaked when they got back to the motel. They didn't need to worry about getting wet on the water rides.
It will take me a little while, but I will be catching up with you to see what you all have been up to. You all have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 10, 2010


These were the things that was in my box from Marcia at Vintage French Hen. My pictures don't do it justice. The box came with Vintage music on the outside of the box. The sea shells were really pretty. The big one was pink in color, the bottle had little ones and sand in it. A pair of vintage clip on ear rings. My blue plate has a turtle on it with three more sea shells laying on it.

I love the vintage embroidery which you all know that by looking at the things that I do. There was a vintage pattern it just to name a few. I am just sorry that my pictures don't do it justice, but I love everything that was in the box.

This was my magnolia tree in bloom before all of the crazy weather. Today is was rain all day and in the 40's with a strong wind. There is another round headed our way yet tonight. We had to turn the heat back on at work and the electricity blink just enough for my computer at work to go down twice today. It is a pain when you are in the middle of something to have that to happen.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. We were out to my son's to take the car seat home for a little while. My 5 year old had to tell me about the six fish that he caught. They go fishing at my brother's where they pretty much can drive down to the pond. He will be having graduations ceremonies this next week from preschool. He had to remind me about that and I told him Grandma has it marked on the calendar.
I can't wait for Thursday because we are going to take a much needed time away from everything. I don't think the weather is going to be much better, but it is suppose to warmer. I will tell you about that when we get home.
You all have a wonderful week.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I wanted to take this time to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day. I know there may be some of you who have lost their mother or a child and my heart goes out to you at this special time. I lost my mother several years ago .
My babysitting the boys was so much fun. Did you know Ol Mac Donald's Farm has monkeys on it. My youngest grandson has all kinds of animals on the farm and both of the boys was singing for grandma.
I have never had both boys in the car at the same time , they were to busy talking and singing that they didn't have time to give me any back seat directions. Matt was telling Ethan about his new Pony. Of course, when we got to Matt's house we had to go see the pony.
Matt's mommy got home right as the storm started last night. Some areas in town had hail damage, but we were lucky in that respect. One of the guys at work has a new car only about two weeks old with hail damage. I know the lightening was close to the house and I shut the computer down and went to bed. We are suppose to be down in the 30's tonight so I turned on the heat.
You won't be seeing the quilt that I was working on for a while. The little one that I was making it for pass away this week. We were hoping for miracles, but the baby came three months early and weighed less then 2 pounds. I will maybe work on it again in the future, but I just don't feel like it at the present time.
Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


The weekend was beautiful and the rain went around us so that the air show could go on. I still am dealing with some sunburn on my face, but it was well worth it. Saturday was the best day because there was a breeze and it wasn't as hot as Sunday.

One of our friends ended up going both days and had to go to the doctor for a shot because of the sunburn. I just new better then to push my luck.

We were really lucky in parking and the time it took us to get out of there. I heard today that it took 4 hours for some of them to get out.

I just know if they bring the jet truck back they do not want to have him that close to the people because he caused several people to have breathing problems because he smoked the crowd and you couldn't see a foot in front of you. You could spell the jet fuel and I don't know what else he mixed it with.

My son-in-law came out and fixed my rider tonight so now I can get to mowing on my yard because it will take some doing. I am just glad that he could fix it and it didn't cost me a lot of money.

Tomorrow evening I am picking my 5 year old grandson from preschool, then go get my 4 year old grandson from his other grandmother's because we are going to baby sit him. I will come get my hubby before I take the oldest home. Mommy is gone and daddy couldn't get both boys at the same time. The last I talked to my daughter-in-law she was in the Atlanta airport waiting on a flight to Montgomery. That flight was suppose to go at 10:40 PM, but the way flights had been cancelled I wouldn't be sure of it. She was thankful she just had carry on luggage and no bags to check.

I have never had both boys in the car at the same time so I will have two back seat drivers. It should be a lot of fun.

Well it is late so I had better close. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beautiful Weekend

The imagine is compliments of Debbi over at All in My Cottage. I love roses and I thought that this was so pretty. The weather has really been great for the airshow sunny, windy, and not to hot. I came home with a sun and wind burn so my face is a little red and I have a perfect V from my shirt.
The Blue Angels were awesome and if they come to your area take the time to watch. They fly those planes so close together. Handicap parking was on base so it was really nice. The flying that we saw was really neat and how it didn't make them sick after all of the dives, rolls, flying backwards you just name it.
Of course, there was a lot of other planes to see that was used many years ago and still fly today. You could take a ride if you wanted to pay $400.00 . If I wanted to spend that kind of money, I would want to be going someplace on vacation I think.
Friday was a miserable drive to the city for a doctor appointment. I thought I would be on the back side of rush hour traffic, but that was sure wrong. I think everybody had the same idea. Of course, it was raining hard making it hard to see where you were going. It is a state law that you are suppose to use your headlights if you are using your windshield wipers. Wouldn't you know that people don't do that. I was glad to get down and back and the appointment went well with no changes in the insulin dosages. We just keep plugging away and take every day we get. I went to work in the afternoon and got to see some of the planes doing a rehearsal for Saturday and Sunday's show. I saw the Blue Angels in their diamond formation and them getting in line for the last fly over.
Have a wonderful week. The next post will be of a giveaway that I won. I just need to finish my pictures. I hope to do it soon.