Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
About three years ago I was lead to read the book Ninty Minutes in Heaven . I thought it was a rather strange book about a man who was in a car wreck and dies. He goes directly to heaven where all of his friends and family who had died before him greeted him. He goes on to tell how he never got to see Jesus but instead was wisked back to Earth to suffer the agony and pain of recovering from the car wreck. A couple months afrer reading the book my husband was rushed to the ER where he died. Standing over his body I pleaded to the Father "You did it once, you can do it again" for an hour I begged for Him to do a miracle and bring my love and life back but it was not to be.. For months I couldn't understand(as I suppose no person can) why. I still really don't understand why...Yes I have remarried and I love Rick immensely.Maybe because I have lost two loves to death, I know to cherish love while you have love. But back to the reason of this post.. I found out today that a dear lady has that wicked disease cancer and has only a few months to live. Instead of lamenting of how terrible it was for her( I know it will be hell for her family) I thought how wonderful it will be when she gets to see her three Js Jesus, Johnnie and her son Jr. They will be waiting for her with joy on their faces and open arms. What a Homecoming she will have. I await my homegoing too. I'll see you guys soon. Still love you both.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Today we have been asked to share a note of thanksgiving with our troops serving out of the country. I think that is a wonderful idea. The only problem is I can't decorate the note as I would want. I can't draw worth a flip so my won't be pretty But I wiil get them written and I suppose that is the main objective.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
But now Friday... they had a drawing for a spectacular Halloween basket. I wanted that thing BAD. The drawing was held and I was the happy winner. I can't post a picture of that because I have pretty much torn it to pieces giving out candy and a little Tiger suit. Now I am keeping the socks and stuffed goodes and of course the flip flops. The coloring book and color crayons (as he says) will go to Pete, my SIL. He loves to color.
Then when I got home from work my swap package from Betty in Canada was here. I think our packages must have crossed in the air. It was so cute and I have swapped out my tote for this most lovely of totes. You can see all the other presents that were included. I did forget to include the handmade card in the picture. I was doing really well though clearing out a spot on the dining room table for a photo. I always do a good job of hiding my pile of stuff in pics.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Also, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for APP's Halloween swap. It includes a tote and a mug rug and some non sewn items. I love her swaps. I has some oh so lovely vests I had hand quilted but never gotten around to sewing together. What me with UFOs? So yesterday I got the rotary cutter and started cutting. I never could understand how those quilters could whack up a beautiful thing to create something else but yesterday I found it quite easy. I had a purpose for it to be something else so it was cut into pieces with no regrets.
Rick and I may be facng a huge life change. Pray for wisdom in our choices, please.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Also, today is my MIL 75th birthday. God has blessed me by having her son as my husband and her as my MIL. Happy Birthday Maxine in Finger Tn.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
On the other topic of me being technically challenged... This blog is so frustrating! I want to do it right so it is fun and normally I can read the directions and achieve the desired results but on this thing I sit here, read the how to do it and say HUH? or that button is not on my blog.
I started a wall hanging/table topper last week. It is turning out very good because I am being very diligent on making sure of the seam widths. What a difference that makes. Also, I found a sew along quilt project ( to the right) and I really want a sew along because of my competitive nature I seem to get a project done in a decent amount of time.
Friday, August 12, 2011
My nose is healing very well. Oh have I not mentioned I got it pierced last Friday? I am sure it was one of those feel sorry for Cathy moments because she is turning 60 in November and her husband is sick. It hurt like a mother to have it done and probably wouldn't have done it if I had known it was that painful but luckily I didn't.
Haven't heard from any of the kids since they started school. Or from the one that is not in school.
OH WELL typical. BOY am I pissy now I know why I haven't posted I don't like this side of me. So I will stop complainng and do something constuctive like wash the dishes or I could dream over other ladies blogs that actually do someting awesome.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend..
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .. I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore..
I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever,
but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Since yesterday was the longest day of the year I thought I should do something. After work and before Serenity and Carlton got to my house, I drove over to Tammie's to get my sunglasses that I had left there the day before and to take Zoe's birthday present. I gave her the beautiful little purse I had made and put some goodies in it for her. Stuff like hair ribbon, lip gloss hand sanitizer (she's going to camp this week) some pads of paper and a pen. She seemed pleased and MM loved the purse too. I guess one for her will be made soon. They I scooted home and the other daughter (her husband) came to work on the desk top since it had no internet access. I think it does now but it was past my night night time when they left and I leave for work before the crack of early I didn't have time to play on it.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I have been reading other blogs this morning and notice how people keep saying how they are blessed. I too am so blessed. I forget it so often and I get caught up in the " I wants" and I forget about the "I haves" God has given me a wonderful husband, and two wonderful husbands before him. So many women don't get the joy of having one good marriage and I have had three. I have three super children. All are so different but yet each a blessing to me. I have six, yes I still say six, perfect grandchildren. I have not been allowed to see two of them for many years but I am looking forward to the day I will see them and make up for the time of missed hugs and kisses. My Mother is still living and as I speak is moving into a townhouse with her husband. She is in WV so I don't get to see her that often. I have two sisters who live in the same area as my Mom they are a blessing also. Thank you God for my family! My cup runs over in love.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
This weekend was so calm; no excitement whatsoever. I finished the "bag" I was working on. Hurrah! Then I started decorating a brown bag. I used to decorate those and coffee cans quite often but got out of it just like I did everything else. Well, I'm back and enjoying those moments of creativity.
Rich had a not so good weekend. His energy level is quite low and it is a struggle to get his therapy exersizes in every day, but he does and I am so proud of him working so hard.
I tried to clean out the closet in the craft room but once I started I discovered too many memories and I can only handle just so much of those. Now I can't even see the floor of the craft room much less get any fun stuff done so I will have to make several trips to the dumpster this afternoon and get rid of that stuff. Most of it belongs to children so if they didn't want it I shouldn't... Right?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Oh mercy sakes; the most important thing is tada I finished my postage stamp quilt. It is so beautiful. So full of little mistakes also but hey this is my first one so I will not be so critical of myself.
We went to Tn. to see Rick's Mom accept her award for being the oldest living charter member of First Baptist Church of Finger Tn. Later
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I have been dragging out stuff in the craft room and it has been a delight. I love to rediscover treasures I have long forgotten about. Patterns, fabric,buttons, pictures and clothes. Yes, that room is a mess and it might take me years to get it organized but by jove( whoever that was) I will. Still working on my Easter Mug Rug for APP's swap. How do I know when a project is finished? I just keep thinking of something it needs. I guess I better wrap it up soon cause mailing deadline is fast appoaching.