Sunday, November 21, 2010
is almost over. I am so excited for the holidays to start. We will be having a visitor for Thanksgiving and can hardly wait.
I have managed with the help of several different tutorials and several different blogs to learn a new craft. It is so much fun to make flowers. I have been using old dresses for them.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I posted these pictures on facebook, then realized I really did want them in a blog post.
Once again I have been thinking. Sometimes I think to much, other times not enough.
My granddaughter - I am having so much fun watching her grow up, she is such a good little mommy to her brothers, especially her baby brother.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I am so excited that I found them. I have hunted and just about given up. Alright I'll back up and explain. I really love "Mary Jane's Farm" magazine. I even joined the farm girl sisterhood. The basic principle behind it is common sense. As part of my goal to simplify this year I have realized how much "stuff" I have and this fits right in. I feel like it has given me permission to be me, the best me.
Please, don't ask Rick how many boxes with craft stuff we opened this weekend.
I am learning to use what I have. To also reuse or re-purpose what I have. Remember the wedding dress from earlier. In the next few days I will have a project complete that is from items I have created.
Oh sorry, back to farm girl. Well one of the things you can do is earn merit badges by doing or learning different things. Yes, that is where my buttons come in, there is a merit badge for a button collection and learning about buttons.
Last Sunday was such a great day. We had guests. Family!
I love my family. Vickie and I got to singing songs from road trips.
We yodeled. No, I will not yodel for you, sorry.
Mom laughed and said she couldn't remember how to yodel. On Monday when we picked up the little dog, she told us she had spent all day trying to get the dog to yodel.
Poor little dog.
Bad news, I lost my buttons again. I put them back in the same box I found them in and dear Rick restacked the boxes!
Just for you "Lark" pictures.
Every once in awhile I miss him!
I believe that he knew how to handle his reins.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
What has been happening...First baby Evan has been growing he is over 4 pounds.
Greatmama, got new ears (hearing aids) and it has made a remartable difference. shhh YIPPEE!!
I got new shoes. Before you start getting all excited as to why would she post about new shoes please stop and take a deep breath. I don't like trying on new shoes. I do like my favorite shoe salesperson though. They were on sale and are nice.
Poprock and I got to go see Evan again and we both got to hold him.
Well on to some other things and I will be back!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I don't know really anything about this picture, so I guess I can make up a story for it.
Today is one of those bad days that I haven't had for awhile, I figure if it has been over a week I'm doing good. So instead of a pity party I will make up a story about this picture. Real free to make up your own story too!
The little baby is still ok, he is back on the cpap. It must be so hard to be such a little baby. Feel better and grow strong little baby, we all love you and want you to come home soon.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
As a side note I haven't forgot my goal to simplify. It is always a work in progress just like me.
Monday, May 31, 2010
On Sunday morning the sweet little girl created some wonderful tater heads. Here is the one she made of Poprock.
The evenings when it was bed time was also hold and cuddle time. Poprock is so good to help and he loves them too.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I just had to share a thrift store find, a major find. I am so excited to turn this into fun projects. There were stains and tears in this beautiful thing. I have already taken the dress apart, the train is still in one piece. I will share the things that I make from this. I am still working on my word for this year of "Simplify" and this dress was like finding a great treasure. In my mind I can see it becoming parts of so many things.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
It is work to simply one's life. It seems as if someone else has made plans for what I am to do. Or maybe everyone lives go on regardless of my plans. I am having fun though.
Really there are times I am having a great time even considering how I have felt physically.
My mind is swirling with ideas of things I want to make and do.
In case you missed it, I really love my new piano! I just have to say Poprock did a really good thing getting Pearl (that's the piano's name).
Saturday, January 2, 2010
There have been several things on my mind lately. Some of it has to do with old baggage. To tell you the truth I getting kind of tired of carrying it around. I want some "new" baggage!
Desires of my heart. An old, yet favorite topic. While out shopping the other day a very nice cashier said "Happy New Year and may it be better than last year". I thanked her and wished her the same. She then said she was really hoping that 2010 would be a better year. I then realized more than ever how truly blessed I am, 2009 was a better good year. A wonderful man married me. He bought me a house (home), a new (used) car, and takes such good care of me. He has gone from being single to being a husband, step-dad, and grandpa. We have a great dishwasher that I have never turned on, I don't have to cause my honey does the dishes. (BIG sigh)
On the other hand there have been some very difficult and trying times for members of my family. Some of these are things I am all to familiar with. My heart aches for them, I wish I could take away the pain and hurt and make everything better. It seems to be all part of a more divine plan that each needs to learn and grow from.
While reading some of my favorite blogs where the writers of these blogs pick a word for the new year to be their guide, rather then make resolutions. One had a link to a great guide to help choose your own word. If you let me know I can share it with you, I am going to get permission to link it to my blog.
I found my word.
I have chosen the word "Simplify". I tried explaining this to Poprock this morning, I think he got it. To start with it gives me permission to get rid of some baggage.