Sunday, December 30, 2007
This sister looks all laid back but she is just as rough and ready as the other two. Of course we have our quiet, don't I look sweet moments, and believe me that is just what they are, moments. I don't know if we will find homes for all of them or not but if we do not I may need to get a job, they sure can eat. So there you have the latest pictures on the kitties.
EVERYONE BE BLESSED AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Talk about a peaceful place. It was a great place to take some pictures. They took several of us and we took some of them and their dog. Everone had a fun time. Then it was back to the house to eat AGAIN!!!!! I think all I did for two days was cook and clean up. I really didn't mind as everyone gathered around to talk while all the preparations were going on.
This last picture is of two of the three kittens we have left, trying to get to their momma......I know sad huh? They are seven weeks old now and must be weaned. I have had good reports of the other two that found new homes, we also have a couple of prospects for these guys. Hopefully we will soon have an empty nest. I have managed to get some really good shots of them and I may put about four on my next post. If I do not get it done before the 1st. Everyone have a HAPPY and BLESSED NEW YEAR.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I'm sure if this picture is clicked on it will enlarge for more detail. This is the last area that I have finished. I am working on a walkway that steps down, each landing has bricks layed. Only two steps have been finished so I will wait until I have at least two more done before I take any more pictures. This is why people move to Florida I'm sure. Today the sun is shinning brightly and it is almost 70. We have three children still in Illinois, all the way from the top of the state to the middle to the south east. They have all had freezing rain, and snow to deal with......
Yuck, no thanks. For all of you that enjoy skiing, snow mobiling, etc. have a great time, I'll watch from inside by the fire with my cup of hot chocolate. I'll take working in the yard to snow activities any day.Kitten up date with pictures to follow in a day or two.
Hope everyone is ready for Christmas, if you are not ready by now, well you just might miss it.
My next post will be a picture of L. with "his" cat, she is wearing her Christmas hat, check back later, it is a hoot!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
ALL OF THIS MOVING IS WEARING ME OUT.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. We had a fairly quiet day with just a nephew and his wife, plenty of food and good fellowship. So much to be thankful for, hopefully an attitude of gratitude will remain all year. Now how many kittens did you say you wanted???
Saturday, November 17, 2007
There is a piece of cake and a candy (not real of course) made by Cathy T. Chavez. An angel for my van, a kitty mug (don't you just love the colors ?) and a very great collage. The card has a wonderful story about a teacup. And that's not all, can you believe a years subscription to one of my favorite magazines. So WOW!!!! am I ever feeling loved, and all the thanks go to my dear long time friend, Janet. THANK YOU !
p.s. the kittens are doing fine, really getting cute, a new picture will be coming in a few days.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
inch long.I can hardly wait till they are all up and running around, I think!!!!
Nothing much else going on here, L is going to Winter Haven for a few days to play golf with his friend that winters there, I have a meeting tonight and church tomorrow and will be busy all day Thursday with hair appt. and some tests done at the heath clinic. Before you know it turkey day will be here and L has invited his nephew and his wife, I think they will spend a night or two, so it will be busy around here. I'll try to post again before Thanksgiving. BE BLESSED
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I do not know why blogger is being so "hard to deal with" today, it took me FOREVER to get these pictures to download and I finally gave up on adding a picture of the pillow I made for this special event. Maybe I will be able to come back later and add it. I'm so sorry I can not be with my daughter on her special day but since I am in Fl. and she is in Il. it is just to far. Maybe next year. I was able to go up there last year but this year I went south to the Keys for Mia's 7th, it was quite the party, they had a huge blow up water slide, lots of kids, lots of parents, lots of food and a big cake, what a fun time was had by all. I made it home just fine in the usual 8 1/2 hours
Thanks to all of you that were praying for me.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
No pictures today as I am short on time and for some reason can not download the two pictures I wanted to. Maybe when I get home from the Keys and have more time. We went to our little local Pioneer Day festival downtown in the park. It was a beautiful day, almost all of the booths were things like woodworking, candles, fudge, things for the kids to play on, lots of different foods, and some great music. The parade was ok, (very small town) and the subject of my photos, one of the bagpipers and one of miniature horses pulling a wagon. I had intended to get a few shots of the crowd and the booths but it just didn't happen. Our park has huge old oak trees and a few things of interest I might just take some pictures there when I get home.
I am leaving very early Thursday morning for a few days in the Keys. Our granddaughter will be having her 7th birthday and I want to be there. I plan to be back by the 23 and will try to post then. Please keep me in your prayers, it is about an eight and a half hours to get there.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Nugget of the Week
Adopt the Pace of God
By John Mason
September 20, 2007
God is a planner, a strategist. He is incredibly organized and has a definite pace. More like a marathon runner than a sprinter, He has our whole lives in mind, not just tomorrow. Remember God is never late. Never try to hurry God. "He that believeth shall not make haste," the Bible says in Isaiah 28:6. Urgent matters are seldom urgent. Pressure usually accompanies us when we are out of God's pace.
Proverbs 16:9 says, "We should make plans, counting on God to direct us." Proverbs 16:3 tells us, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Cowards never start, and the lukewarm die along the way. God is the original's hope and the copy's excuse. Is God your hope or your excuse?
Adopt the pace of God; His secret is patience. There is no time lost in waiting if you are waiting on the Lord. The road to success runs uphill, so don't expect to break any speed records. All great achievements require time. Happiness is a direction, not a destination.
Abraham Lincoln, during the darkest hours of the Civil War, said in response to the question whether he was sure God was on his side, "I do not know: I have not thought about that. But I am very anxious to know whether we are on God's side."
Walking in the pace of God helps establish us on the proper foundation. Nothing is permanent unless it is built on God's will and God's Word. "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it" (Ps. 127:1).
Every great person first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey. A famous anonymous poem says, "The place I choose, or place I shun, my soul is satisfied with none; but when Thy will directs my way, 'tis equal joy to go or stay."
God has your whole life in mind when He directs you...
-John Mason, from the book You're Born An Original - Don't Die A Copy! I had planned to post this Sunday but "life" just got in the way. Our ladies group at church is starting a craft night, I will try and post some of the results....if nothing else it should be a lot of fun. BE BLESSED
Yep, you guessed it a real gypsy wagon. Now I'm off to find the horses, or maybe unicorns.
See you at the party.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
So back to the project. This top picture with Salu is a new path that leads to our well. When I finish with it, it will have pine bark and big rocks on both sides. The bottom picture is going to be a new path that will lead out to the area where you see the rocks...there is a BIG hole there, the path will step down, the sand that is being removed from the path will go into the hole to help fill it part way up. The idea is to finish with a sunken garden. Thanks to my friend Janet, after some brain storming she said, "why not do a sunken garden"? So there you have it and now you know what I will be doing over the next few months. This morning I cleaned off the craft table, and do not think I will be starting anything new for awhile. I am finishing up with two things I made for my granddaughter, Mia that just might be my next post......till then, BE BLESSED
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
This plate with all of the memories now keep me company in my kitchen
Did you do the fun thing on Janet's blog about What Color Are You ? Since I love color I did, I am a yellow, imagine that!not one of my most favorite colors but I like it, my kitchen is yellow.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The real inspiration for this color came from the rug and a stainded glass window that is in the living room. We cut a bigger doorway into the living room when we moved in trying to open the two rooms up to each other more. I wanted to make the opening even bigger but the smarter one in the family said we couldn't take out any more of the wall. The rug in the living room matches the one in this room only it is larger.
This picture gives you a better idea of what I'm talking about. If I would have scanned it to the right more you would have been able to see the stainded glass window. Oh well so much for interior decorating. My yard is calling my name, we have finally had some rain and the grass needs mowed, now the question is do I want to brave the heat or let it go in hopes for some cooler weather? Maybe a goat or two, if they would eat only the grass but I wouldn't have a flower left in the yard. Goats are a big thing in this area and a lot of people have them, I think they are cute but I'm not looking for ANYTHING else to take care of, afterall I am retired.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
She went into the hospital at 10:00 a.m. they operated in the afternoon. What was suppose to take 2 to 4 hours took 1 1/2 hours. Everything went smooth and she is recovering nicely. They will do a complete biopsy of the tumor to see what kind of cancer it was. She is a dear sister in the Lord, she and her husband pastored at my church in the Keys for about five years, plus she worked with me at the Salvation Army.
So once again thank you to all of you and a very big Thank you to the God we serve. HE IS AN ON TIME , ALL THE TIME GOD.
Monday, August 20, 2007
THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT - Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you, or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins and extended family all bless our life. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead, nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still. Let all the women who help make your life meaningful know how much you care. The picture is of me, my mother, my grandmother, and my great grandmother. If you have your mother still here you are very BLESSED. All of these dear ladies have gone on and I hope to see them on the other side.A dear friend and sister in the Lord is going into surgery in about 30 minutes....they found cancer in one of her kidneys and they are going to remove it. Please be praying for her.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
I was making some biscuits yesterday and since I had to have the oven on I said to myself, I have time to roll a few beads, I mean since the oven was going to be on anyway.....so I did about 20, and they looked GOOD all the same size, and some times that is the hardest part. Well would you believe I was in such a hurry to pop them into the oven I forgot to turn it down, Oh yea! I burned them...have you ever seen a burnt bead? they turned out brown, maybe I'll think of a way to use them. NEVER through anything out!! Right?
Well since I cannot figure out how to be online and mow the yard at the same time I guess I had better get off here and go mow before it gets to hot, it is already in the mid 80's out there.
So how many of you have made clay beads ? Have any tips you want to share ? I need all the help I can get...........ok time to hit the yard.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The second one has a doily covering a piece of linen with some lapis beads attached, pale blue ribbon with blue glass beads by the handle.
The third one is a creamer with a printed velvet with a row of tatting with pale green ribbon running through it and jadite green glass beads hanging from the ribbon.
So there you have it, my latest projects.
VBS finished up this past week-end ----we averaged about 48 kids every night and lots more on Saturday for the big day of water slides. We had rented three of them and EVERYONE got wet.
My class had the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. One wall had been colored with the group of prophets, an alter, and Elijah. I had built an alter out of a box and real rocks. It had a red light in it so it would look like it was on fire. If I can get some pictures from anyone I will share them. Can you believe I forgot to take my camera?
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Let us all remember to pray for our troops, to thank God for them and ask for them to be kept safe and brought home soon. I trust you will all have a safe and HAPPY 4th of July.
Also I would like to wish our great grandson a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. He is 2 today.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
And it wouldn't even have to be paper. So far I have not come across anything small enough to use (that I liked) in making the inchies, 1x1s, still working on that thought. I really liked making this and will probably make some others, with more detail. I'm disappointed that the blue glitter(colbalt) color does not show up on the one on the lower left corner.
So I guess this is it for a few days as tomorrow is Sunday and Monday I have to take my van to the van doctor, pray it is still under warranty. Have a GREAT weekend and BE BLESSED
Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
If my mother were still living on earth she would have been 84 today. I am her only child and she was 20 when I was born. She was born in Centralia, Illinois the youngest of four children. After she turned 18 she left southern Il. to go stay with her sister Helen who was playing the piano in a club in Chicago. That is where she met my father. They moved to Springfield where I was born and then to Niantic and finally to the west end of Decatur to a suburb called Wycles Corner. That is where we were living when I first got married also where my friend Janet lived. We met in the fifth grade. You all know her as jkbees. If it were not for her you wouldn't be reading this now. Thanks dear friend for intoducing me to Blogland.
Mother was a hard working woman that loved to spend time alone, she also played the piano. In the last few years of her life she lived in Coffeen, Il. next door to her sister and then Dean one of her brothers lived on the other side of Helen. Their other brother Fred lived in town. I always enjoyed "going home" to visit as they were all right there together.
I will always be grateful that mom came to stay with us in the Keys the winter before she passed on. We made some real special memories there. I regret that she never got to see the place we have now, she would have liked north Florida and the country. I really miss her, she was my dearest friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM ---I hope they have chocolate cake in heaven.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Vicci had put out a challenge to post some twenty year old photos. I really enjoyed seeing some pictures from the past so I thought I would see what I could come up with. This first one was taken in 1986 not to long after my mother had passed on. My aunt Helen, mothers only sister, had come to the Keys to visit us and we took her to Key West to dinner and this shot is from the rooftop of an old hotel down on Duval Street. The second one was taken at my church in my office, about six years later. I remained the clerk until we left the Keys in 2003. The next two pictures are work related. The first one is at the counter of the Salvation Army Thrift Store that I managed for about 12 years. That was our first little store, we later moved to a larger building and then we expanded twice. The last picture is of our Captain giving me an employee of the year award. I started to work for them in 1990 and retired in 2003. I now have real short hair and as soon as I get a new photo I will share it. My daughter and granddaughter are coming for a visit as soon as school is out and will be with us about 2 weeks so I won't be spending much time in Blogland as I am trying to "do it all now" so we won't have anything to do but have fun when they get here. I'm still trying to get around to every one's blog even though I have not been posting, I just want to get the yard work done before it gets hot. I will try to put something on every couple days. Don't give up on me.