Friday, August 31, 2007

Funny Memory

You may have to click on this picture to enlarge it so you can see the photos. The one on the left is of my Great Grandparents on my mothers side. This picture was taken a few years before I was born. The other picture is of my mother and her older brother Dean. All of these people have passed on. The plate in the picture hung on the dinning room wall at Great grand mother's house about the time the picture of mother was taken. When they would go for a visit, my mother would stand looking up at the plate and say, "cock-a-doo" and Dean would say, "no silly it is a duck not a rooster" but mother would stomp her little half German foot and insist it was a "cock-a-doo".
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

Love Color

The crayon box flew open and look what came out! As I have said before, we live in a wooden house built in 1945. This room is on the front. It used to be a porch. The fellow before us closed it in. He was not much on finish work as you can see by the drywall boo boo. It didn't show up as bad when the wall was beige, like the other three walls are. I really had planned to fix it but I bought this paint last week, woke up early yesterday and said, mmmmm I think I'll paint today. I JUST LOVE COLOR !

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

Giving Thanks

I wanted to find an antique Thank You card but to my surprise I had none. I did have this one someone had sent to their friend, dated 1916 on the back. I just wanted to take a few minutes and say thank you to all of you that sent up kind thoughts and prayers for my friend that had a kidney removed.
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

Blogging Sisters

I'm feeling a little nostalgic this morning. A dear sister sent me the following and I liked it so much I wanted to share it with all of my sisters in Blogland.

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

Bedazzled Birthday

This is the cover on a birthday card I received from a dear friend I have not seen or even talked to in a very long time. She lives in Tn. and works two jobs so I never know when to call, anyway the inside says
"Remember to LOOK and FEEL younger, the right ACCESSORIES can make all the difference!!!

Is that a hoot or what?

Yes I had a birthday last week, I'll just say I was born in 1943, it seems less painful than saying the years.

What is real funny about this card is the fact that I have been into making beads and restringing old beads and just lost in BEADS lately but my friend did not know this, which made this even more special. I had a real fun day, went out of town with friends to go to the antique shops....they bought my lunch and I bought two red glass bowls to go with my antique red dishes. Then we went to a HUGE Hobby Lobby, what did I buy ? Beads of course!

My honey took me out to an old B&B for dinner, and gave me money to spend on E-bay. I received cards and calls from family and friends, so all and all it was a very good and blessed birthday. I also got a new do, had my hair cut SHORT ----hopefully I will be able to get a halfway decent picture to share with you. Have you ever tried to take your own picture, I tried with the digital, well all I can say about that is if you need a good laugh, try it some time, after about four tries I gave up. The best one was a great shot of my nostrils. Oh well this is it for now