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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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Where Do I Start??

Hello to all of my blogging buddies. Remember me??  I know, it's been over a month since we visited , but here at the home place we have just been busy dealing with the cards life has brought our way. 

October is always a busy month anyway as I had a birthday, Holly and her Dad shared the same birthday, Darbee Rae had a birthday, and so did Kathy.  Whew,,makes me tired just typing it.  Well, I had a great day on Oct 4.  My BFF Jane and I took a short road trip, had a great lunch and was back in town in time to have ice cream cake with the family.  Oh, and Kathy's son shares my birthday as well.   On the 5th we went to the largest craft fair in our parts and it was so hot and we had to walk forever.  Not a single prim booth.

Photo: Traffic backed up for miles waiting to get in Cotton Pickin Festival.
Traffic was backed up for miles and miles, waiting to park.
  Just not worth it, so don't think I will be going back.  Although the day was not wasted.  We found a neat restaurant that had a wonderful southern buffet to have a late lunch or early dinner. And then things started to go downhill.........

On Monday when my girls got out of school we were on our way to a neighboring town to get candles I wanted to go in my windows and a car rear ended us as we were waiting to pull into the road.  It was a  very hard lick in the back. Luckily we were not hurt and the lady who hit us was quick to admit she was not watching.  But my car was going to have to have a new bumper. Her car suffered much more damage as it busted her radiator, and knocked it into the fan,  We were  a little upset but continued our travel.  I did get my candles and will be able to leave them on year round in my windows.  

The next day I started feeling bad, and kept getting worse.  No, not from the wreck, but other health problems.  You must know, I have never ever really been sick.  Only had two X-rays in my life, only in the hospital 31 years ago when my child was born.  I usually go to doctor once a year for blood work and check ups. By Friday, I could not get to the doctor fast enough.  What was so sad, we had reservations at American Girl and Bristo to celebrate Darbee Rae's birthday  and for her to get a doll, and I was too sick to go.  Luckily Aunt Maudie was in town from TN and she took my place.

On Oct. 19, Darbee had her birthday party at the cabin for her and her little friends.  Holly did such a great job.  It was a "paint" party and the kids all had a blast.  The weather was perfect.  Cool and rainy, and we got to have a fire in the huge fireplace under the pavilion.  The family all spent the night ,but Mr. P and I went and stayed until bedtime.  Still not feeling great.
For Holly and Mr. P's birthday, the Davis' brought in supper and we had a quite evening together.
On Tuesday, we put the Car in the shop to be repaired and I had to get a rental.  That was a blast.  It only takes one young man to make you feel ancient.  Filled out the paperwork and he brought the car around.   He ask if I had ever driven a Hybrid???  I barely knew what that was. He told me to get in, it was running,,,,, really???  I couldn't even hear it.  And then he tells me you don't crank it with a key!  What???  And I have to drive this thing??  I told him I was from the old school.   He looked at me like I had four eyes.  Well me and the computer car made it home and believe me I have driven it only when I have had too.  I am so hoping to get my regular car back tomorrow. 
When I started this blog, my intention was to only share happy things in my life.  We all have boulders in our life.  It makes us that much more thankful for the good times.  But, I know there are lots of people who read my blog, who believe in the power of prayer.  So I am asking you to send up a prayer for me over the next two weeks as I have some test to try and find out what is going on.  Yes, I am a baby, and really don't know what to expect.  My first test is in the morning,
Okay on a bright side, I won a giveaway from White Sheep Farm while going through this.  I did explain why I haven't posted about my win and that will be my next post. Got some neat goodies.
Well, you know now why I have been missing .  I will try and be back soon.  Goodnight my friends,,,,   feeling BLESSED.