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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Want To Move

Hello Prim Pals, Hoping you are all well.  The sun shined brightly  in my neck of the woods today.  All the evening storms passed us by, and I had lunch with my girls.  So I am a thankful lady.  And to make the day even better, I decided to visit with you  in the evening.

Why do I want to move you might be wondering.  Well first bear with me as I give you a little history as to why we ended up living where we do.  Mr. P and I were in our 20's when we decided to build our home here on this little hill.  We both were young but had given the idea much thought. Not a hasty decision.  We built our dream home on the land where my parent's old homeplace once sat.  My parents had built across the street. A family member lived next door and the house directly behind us was occupied by a wonderful couple around my parent's age. Swamp land was on the remaining side and there a house could not be built.   Couldn't have ask for better neighbors.  We knew as my parents grew older , we could care for them and stay in our home.  Mr. P's parents lived a mile or so away, so this would work out great in years to come.

Fast forward 34 years, and  the young couple who so thought we had our lives all planned out,,,,well we have found out there were many disappointments to be had.  Our family members who lived next door sold many years ago.  The older couple who was leaving their home to a son who would have been a wonderful owner.... the son passed away years before the parents from a massive heart attack.  Both these properties became rental.  Now don't get me wrong, I know some wonderful people who rent, actually some of my own family, but we have yet to get good neighbors.  Both families that occupy the houses have stolen from us. Our plans were to be here until my parents passed away, sell both houses and we would move out to the country with land for the Mister.  Well, my Dad dies, years later Mother goes to a nursing home, and because of her need to control , the house had to be sold.

Our neighborhood is definitely not what it use to be.  I know none of our neighbors by  name.  I love my humble home, just wish I could pick it up and move it with me.  And to make matters worse,,, we were sitting in the great room a few nights ago and I heard  a car .  I thougt it was out front.  Mr. P. said it was the neighbors across the street coming in.  But a few minutes later , I heard it speed off.  It was not the neighbors.  Which brings me to this post. 

This is Mr. P's goldfish pond.  Normally there would be 5 very large goldfish swimming in there happily.  This little pond had been their home for 7 years.   The mean folks in that car that night stole all 5 of our fish.  There is a gas light out front and I have the lamp on the porch that burns until 3 a.m. in the morniing.  Mr. P went out to get the paper the next morning and as he does every morning when he walks to the papter box he goes by and checks on the fish. All  5 of them were gone.  This is the small waterfaull and creek that flows into the pond.

No, an animal did not get the fish.  The Mister is pretty smart when it comes to wildlife and he said no racoon or heron could have gotten all 5.  These were large fish. None of the rocks were out of place either, and no tracks.  I just hope whoever got them , it was not just to be mean to those fish.. Hopefully they put them in a pond somewhere and did not dispose of them. Guess they needed them more than we did.

There will be more fish bought and we will once again start over.  Not to be defeated here. So those of you who are looking for a new home, please consider your surroundings.  Everything in life changes.  Things we can't do anything about, we grow to accept. And that is what we are going to do. Try and make the best of a bad situation.  We have a home full of love and we are blessed. But all is not bad.  You know I don't like outside.  That is Mr.P's love.  But I did sneek out to take pictures of the pond and snapped a few of his flowers to share with you.

Nothing says the south like a big old Magnolia tree.  We have a huge one out front.  It was here when we built and we managed to save it.  But if you have one, you can share in our dismay when those leaves shed during the year. But the blooms are so pretty. Did you know if you breathe on the blooms, they will turn yellow?

A pretty Hydranga.  Hope I spelled that right.  You know I don't know beans about flowers.

An angel wing begonia.  Or so that is what the Mister said it was.


Two different kinds of lilies.  Love the red one.

Even though this has been somewhat of a negative post, one can find beauty in everything.  And to me these flowers are beautiful.  The mister keeps me in blooms for the inside in the summer.  Thank you Mister P. for your love of outdoors. Always heard opposites attract. 

Hoping you are having sunshine in your days and flowers in your hearts this week.  Until next time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I Have Lost The Battle........

Yes, Although I feel I put up a good fight, I have lost out to the Mister on this one.  I will NOT be getting my clothesline.  If you remember this post  http://thrunanaswindow.blogspot.com/2011/08/hanging-out-to-dry.html  I was drying  Santa suits on the fence out back and was hoping for a clothesline before this Spring.  Well, here we are about a month before Summer and I will not be getting my clothesline.  Don't know what Mr. P. has against a clothesline out back, but  I have lost the battle.  So what is a lady to do when she needs to grunge up some ornaments? 

Yes, use the same old fence and bring on the ornaments.  Last year Santa Suits, today it's snowman faces.  I know it's not even summer, but the fall show we do will be here now before I am ready. 

At least it wasn't hot enough today for them to melt!  (LOL)   I was just wondering if I gave you girls my Mister's cell phone number and all of you started texting him telling him why I MUST have a clothesline , he would get disgusted and just maybe I would get one. (smile).  Oh well, Angela get over it.  I think since I just HATE to cook and don't use the oven much anymore , he thinks I should get some use out of it and dry my projects in there.  Hmmmm, rather do that than cook!!!!

Now, with that said , I want to thank all of you who have emailed me and showed your concern in my absence from blogging for awhile You ladies are just the best.  The last few weeks have been rough for me.  This was the first Mother's Day without my mother and it really got to me.  More than I thought it would. Just been in the dump for awhile.  But YOU,,, all my blogging friends came through and showed your love and concern.  Friends I have made thru blogging, most of you I will never meet in person, yet you all have touched my heart so deeply.  You cared and did not hesitate to show it where as some close friends  and some family never seemed to notice.  Guess we all get busy and caught up in our own lives at times.  But, with that said I am fine, and anxious to move on.  Pity party is over. 

I think when we last talked, I was excited to be going to a huge craft show.  Well, it was huge, very nice, and you know how many prim booths there was?   NONE!!

There were all kind of neat old buildings on the grounds.  It was called  the Cotton Pickin Festival as it was where an old cotton gin and warehouses were. 

Mr. P. and I enjoyed our day, the food was delicious but I was rather disappointed. Other than our food,  I spent a total of $4.oo and bought an old rusty bed spring made into a hanger. 

Well, I am hoping all of you are enjoying a wonderful weekend doing what makes you happy.  I am off to work on a few stitchery projects.  Take care and we will visit again soon..........

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Recipe and Plans for the Weekend

Good morning friends.  Happy Thursday to you all.  Well when we last visited I promised to be back to share a recipe with you all.  The weekend is almost here and if you are like me I can find almost anything I had rather do than spend time in the kitchen on the weekend.  My Mister would say and any day of the week as well. (LOL)  Okay, over the years, I have gotten burned out with cooking.  So much easier to just eat out.   Anyhow,,,, I found this recipe years ago and it has become a favorite of family and friends.  I don't know who posted the recipe to give credit to, but got it from the Taste of Home Cooking Forum.

It is quick and easy, has few ingredients and kid friendly.  Hope you enjoy it on a busy week night or for a  weekend quickie. 

Ravioli Casserole

2 (15oz.) cans of Beef  Ravioli
1 package of Taco Seasoning Mix
2/3 cup of water
1 pound ground beef
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown ground beef in skillet.  Drain off grease and add the package of Taco Seasoning Mix. Mix 2/3 cup of water into the mixture and cook for about 10 minutes.  Place both cans of ravioli in 13x9 casserole dish.  Add ground beef mixture and top off with all the cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.

I serve this casserole with a green salad and a loaf of fresh homemade bread.  Enjoy!

Today is cleaning day here at the Homeplace.  Funny, I was just thinking about how I have certain days to do a special chore.  Remember the old dishcloths that had each chore listed on it like wash, shop, bake, done on a special day?  Well I do laundry on Monday. And on Thursdays I clean house.  Now you know me ,that can change if someone calls and wants to GO somewhere.  But normally this is what I do.  Get everything done before the weekend.  The Mister only works half days on Friday so we go shopping, eat out, and do something fun on Friday evenings.  Can sure enjoy myself more knowing the homeplace is in order. 

This weekend is the Cotton Pickin' Festival in Gay, Ga.  We try and go to this every year.  It is our biggest craft show around.  The last few times there has been a few prim booths.  I am so hoping prims become more and more popular in our area. The weather is suppose to be beautiful, so I am excited to be going there on Saturday. Maybe I will find some goodies to share with you all. 
Hope you all have plans for a wonderful weekend.  Spend time with someone you love and tell them you do.  Until next time......

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I've Waited Long Enough.......

Wow it is May already. Did we every have winter?  Hope you are all doing great and having a wonderful week thus far.   Did the title to my post get your attention?  Did your mind begin to roam in all directions?  Did you think I was going to make a huge announcment?  Like being pregnant,,,, Nope way too old for that,  maybe a giveaway,,  No that will come later, maybe  moving to a new location,,, no been here for 35 years and don't see moving in my future.  Could  it be I'm going to be a grandmother again, No that's not going to happen , so what could it be?  Well, absolutely NOTHING!!

I have been waiting for something wonderful to happen here at the homeplace so I would have something great to post about.  Everyday has been good, but quite and peaceful.  Not a lot going on.  So I have waited,,, and waited... and tonight just decided to get on and chat away.  I have been bad about commenting on your blogs and for that I am so sorry.  I have visited quitely but I promise to do better. Guess you could say I have been in a rut!!

But life is good, I am blessed and thankful.   Last week was spent shopping with my girls and cleaning out closets, drawers, and cabinets.  And on Saturday Holly and I had a huge yard sale.  Did great. At least I feel good about that and getting rid of some things.

As most of you know already I was an only child born to my parents when my mother was 33 years old.  She was also an only child so we have a rather small family as Holly is also an only child. Mr. P has one sister and 2  brothers.  His sister was small when Mr. P and I married.  In fact she was the flower girl at our wedding.   But as you all know time seems to close a gap as far as age is concerned.  Maudie and I have become really close over the years.  She and her hubby live in a town about 25 miles away but we get together often.  She knows we love old things and has been so kind over the years when she finds something she knows we will like or can use in our crafts. We share recipes, ideas and she has become a sister I never had. She would come over and watch Holly when she was little and has SPOILED  Darbee Rae in a good way.  Darbee love for Aunt Maudie to come and "play" with her.  Maudie has always brought her the BEST goodies in her very own bag. 

This is a picture of Maudie with Darbee taken earlier this year.  

This morning we decided to call Maudie, go to her town and do some shopping.  You all know us girls love to shop.  So off we went.  There is a resturant in town there called "Hog Heaven".  That is where I wanted to go for lunch.  Why do you ask?  Well the food is good, but nothing great, BUT they have something on their menu we can't find anywhere else.  Pipping Hot Pork Skins!!

They come to your table popping and sizzling.  And are so light and crispy.  SHHHH,,,, don't tell my doctor I had a few for lunch.  I just saw her this past week and got the results from my blood work.. This would not be a healthy food on my diet.  But once in a blue moon,,,, it can't hurt can it??   Had never tried dipping them in ranch dressing but they were delicious.  Even saved some for the Mr. and brought them home to him.

Today was a fun day spent with one very special Sister-in-law and my girls.  Shopping was fun.  Found a few things, but am one tired Nana tonight.  Hope you are all doing something fun this week.  Have a quick and easy recipe to share with you ,,, so will be back in a few days to do just that .  I promise!!
Until then, thanks for stopping by and letting me chat for awhile.  Will visit with you all soon!