- 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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This has been a fun week for me. I have spent some part of every day with my girls. So..... what have I done today? Tried to catch up on a little housework, laundry, and have been "playing and tweaking" just a little. Do you really know what I have done most of my day? On a desperate search for something I have misplaced. Now I am sure none of you do this, huh? Oh my what I would
give to be that organized. Even got Mr. P. in on the search and although he says he saw the item that has disappeared, he doesn't remember where. I know it will turn up and probably in the most unusual place. Oh well.
All week long our weather forcast was predicting snow for Thursday. Just flurries, no accumulations but for us as we never get much snow, reason to be excited. Holly had made soup the night before so she brought over leftovers after Darbee Rae got out of school, we called a friend to come for lunch and we were all on "Snowflake Watch" Well, we never saw a single flake, but we had such a good time being together. We still have a while before winter is over so maybe we will get lucky and see snow before Spring.
Mr. P has been busy in the wood shop doing things for me of course. We have never just gone out and bought appliances because ours are old. As long as they perform great, then we keep them. But the top of my dryer was beginning to look bad. I had made a cloth to go on it, but had a brainstorm one evening. Told him exactly what I wanted and this is what I got.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Good afternoon friends. Is it raining where you are today? It has looked like rain all day but so far we haven't gotten a drop. Just a perfect day to get a little crafting done with my girls
Remember a while back I had gotten a new ottlite and don't know now how I did without it? Well one of my Christmas gifts was a travel one. It runs on batteries. I have used it today for the first time at Holly's and I love it as well. The batteries have held up well thus far. That was my only concern,wondering how long they will last.
Darbee Rae loves to craft also. She had gotten a No Sew Blanket Kit for a Christmas gift so she and her mommy worked on that. She is vey proud of the finished blanket.
Supper tonight is coming home with Mr. P. Pizza sounds yummy, don't you think? I hope all of you have had a blessed day. The girls and I have had a great afternoon.
Until next time.
Hoping this works. First time trying to post from my tablet.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
So,, are you comfy and cozy? Want to go get something to drink and snack on? I have a story to tell you. So here goes.
Many, many years ago there were 4 young men. All these guys were friends and decided to go out on the town for the evening. They stopped off and picked up 3 "Ladies of the Night" and took them under a bridge to spend the evening. They began drinking and the evening took a bad turn. Three of these guys took turns shooting the 4th young man with a pistol. They then all left the scene leaving the young man for dead. Lewis, the young man who had been shot was not dead but badly injured. He crawled up to the road where he got help and was taken to the hospital. Once at the hospital the authorities were called but the young man would not tell who or why he was shot. He suffered severe gun shot wounds and it took around a year for him to heal completely.
After a full recovery Lewis went on a mission.. He hunted down each man that had shot him and left him for dead and shot and killed them. Remember this was years and years ago when revenge although not right by no means, was often sought. There was a trial and Lewis went to prison for his crime and served for many years. He was sentenced for man slaughter and not murder because of a plea deal.
While in prison, Lewis had to work in the coal mines. They carried lanterns down in the mines as they were working. And this is why I am telling you this story. Lewis was Mr. P's grandfather. And Mr. P. has the lantern he carried with him in those mines. Hold that thought for a minute....
Now, fast forward to today. Have you ever seen something you wanted , didn't know why, and didn't know what you would do with it if you had it? Well, this had been the case with me for months. While in an antique store a good while back, I saw this box. An ugly box, but it spoke to me the first time I saw it. The price was too steep, so I would comment on it and walk away. But I so wanted that old box.
Well,,,, the Mister being the kind man he is, who knows after 39 years I am a little crazy, but loves me anyway comes in on Christmas Eve evening dragging a big cardboard box all wrapped pretty and inside was my box. Yep, did I say he was a good man?? Well it has sat in the floor until today. It had not spoken to me what to do with it yet. But today the inspiration was there. Thus the reason for my story. Here is pictures of "the box"