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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, January 13, 2015

Nana's News

Good evening to all. Hope the New Year finds all of you doing great. All the Christmas décor has been packed away for another year.  Except for the twig tree in the "dining/sun room."  Once all the greenery and such was gone everything just looked so bare.  So I decided this year to do the tree in there with snow /winter related items.  Last year here in GA, we got lots of snow, well for us at least and it found me with none of my snowmen decorations on display.  So this year I have a few things scattered around.  Hope I don't jinx us and not get any this year!!  So all of you with plenty of snow to share,,,, send it on down South!!


On Dec 29th Darbee Rae had her tonsils out. She was a real trooper. I rode in for the surgery with them.  She was a little nervous but still had that sweet smile.

 Once she got the "giggle juice" everything was funny.  I think they gave her the juice just to calm the nerves of her Mommy and Daddy and this worried Nana also.  We could not help but laugh along with her. 
Silly girl !! Go ahead and get a good laugh.
But those were the last smiles we saw from her for quite awhile.  So thankful after a couple of weeks, she is back to her bouncy, smiling self again. 

As soon as the holidays were over Mr. P. decided it was time to resume work in the kitchen.  So the next job on the list was to strip all the wallpaper from the eating area .  What a job it has been.  Two layers at that!!! We will be painting this go round....no Mr. P. will be painting this go round.  I love the look of wallpaper but after this ordeal our home will be wallpaper free.  So much easier to just paint.

After service yesterday Darbee Rae decided to come home and spend the afternoon with us.  We played with play-doh, her zelfs she got for Christmas, mixed paint,,,,,,

and then she decided she was going to strip wallpaper like Papa.  When she saw the old mauve and blue pattern wallpaper under the current gold,  she said," Nana, I can't believe this was ever popular". This just did not look like something Nana would have liked.  Oh if this child just knew all the phases we go through in our homes over the years.  Like the last 36 years!  {hehe}

Today was another fun day.  Every year we go out to lunch to celebrate two of our special friends.  Doesn't seem right to say friends, these girls are like family.  We all have gone through so much together.  We have laughed, cried, and been  there for each other and our families for more years than I want to tell you.  Might just figure out how OLD we all are!!{smile} After a delicious lunch we went to a new cupcake shop in town  {Smallcakes Cupcakery } The birthday girls.  By the way they are sisters, can't you tell. Happy Birthday Jane and Beverly.

Just look at all the calories behind the showcase.
We made good choices.  These were the best cupcakes ever.

After a fun day, I came home with a bucket full of fresh eggs from Jane.  I have never seen eggs so brown and big.  I can just smell a fresh pound cake in the next few days.  I just love cooking cakes with fresh brown eggs.  Reminds me of my grandmother and her pound cakes.  Thank you Jane.

As far as crafting,,, well I have been slow getting back in the groove of things.  Since I only have one show a year that we do and it is in September, I usually find myself struggling in late June, July, and August to get things made and ready.  I sell fall and Christmas items more than everyday crafts.  This year once Christmas patterns started showing up on the internet, I got many new patterns and I am so excited to try them.  So I have made a promise to myself to work two days a week on items for my show all during the year.  So far this month I have held true to my promise to myself.  Most of you are working toward Valentine and Easter and here I am playing with reindeer!!!{smile}  But I do have a few rabbit patterns I want to make for myself.  I just love decorating with rabbits here at the home place. Hopefully all our home improvements for the inside will be done by then.

There have been no prim shopping trips for this old girl either.  But I feel one is on the horizon.  Think we need to go on a girl's trip and celebrate Darbee Rae's recovery!  In fact , it almost happened this weekend and then we thought different.  So stay tuned and see what we will be up to next time.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Can't wait to hear from all of you.  Don't forget to say hi so I will know you stopped by.

Have a wonderful and blessed week.  Until next time.


  1. So glad to hear that Darbee is feeling better. Love your winter tree. I kept some snowmen out for winter...and thinking if I put them away, maybe we wouldn't of gotten the 6 inches of snow and then the freezing rain. LOL... I have a feeling it is going to be a long winter! I have wallpaper borders that I want to take down too and just keep putting it off, because it is not a fun job.

  2. I would gladly bring down some snow for you if I could. Our river is frozen and the freighters are getting stuck in it. Yummy cupckaes and so glad Darbee Rae is feeling better...and oh kids say the darnest things don't they...but always a joy in our lives. Janice

  3. Glad to see smiles on that girls face again! Let her see the pictures of Mollie and Andrew watching the president come to Clinton on my timeline. You are working too hard you need a girl trip. lol I am going to lunch with the high school girls today.

  4. Sounds like your year is off to a terrific start Angela! Can't wait to see what new adventures lie ahead for you and your girls! Also can't wait to see the new kitchen remodel.. So looking forward to its unveiling!! Have a lovely day ~ Marge ~ @thisprinnanny.blogspot