Monday, November 7, 2011

I'm back

It's been a cold, dark and wet day. I'm so glad that it's not freezing.

To warm the house I made pumpkin bread, the house smells like Christmas. It's like giving yourself a big hug.

Days like this makes it hard on Bailey. She likes to go around the yard and smell everything to see if there is anything new. I'm standing in the rain, yelling at her to hurry and she is trying but for some reason she doesn't hurry very much. She knows she has to go into the kennel to dry off and she goes in without me saying anything. If I forget her she starts to move around to get my attention, she is so patient with me. She seems to know when I need a hug, she get up on me and lets me love her till she is done(or I am) She gets up on dh, he has a big chair and she gets up and lays her whole body, he tries to watch t.v. and breath. She is never ready to get down, she actually sleeps on him. She now weights about 70 lbs. now so you can get the picture of her taking over my dh. He keeps saying , "why do you think she does this?" I just tell him "because you let her"? He is such a push over when it comes to her!

I'm again running late on getting Christmas done. I've really been trying but my creative side of me seems to be on the blink. Again this year they may get a promise to get their gift at a later date. UG

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, can't wait for the turkey and orange salad. I would be happy if only those two were served! Thanksgiving seems to be more relaxed than at Christmas. I think I'm the only person that likes Christmas music, stores displaying all the Christmas things before Thanksgiving. We're supposed to keep Christmas all year . I like to spread it out as long as possible. We need more people forgetting where they are and start to sing with the Christmas songs. Actually it's for myself that I want that, I don't want to be the only one singing.

Time to taste the pumpkin bread. I put cranberries in it, I love cranberries!!!!!!! Hope dh likes them also.

Keep your umbrella turned upside down so you can catch all your blessings.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

where have I been?

I can't believe it has been so long since I've be on. My dh took two of my blogs that I follow and I haven't been able to put them back on. So, when I can corner my dd , I will again be able to read their blogs. Also, I lost the blag of my gd so will have to get that again.

I guess from reading the above rambling, you can guess why I haven't been on my blog. My brain is in a fog.

The winter has been long. As I get to feel sorry for myself, I get to thinking back on my childhood and think how hard my parents had it. No indoor bathroom, no running water, living in a house that was only wood and not insulated. Having a family of six and living in a house with 4 rooms( a kitchen, dining room, living room and one bedroom, all equal in size) and only one closet. All the girls sleeping in one bedroom. The folks having their bedroom on the porch, no heat out there . Having to live off the land, little money to live on. What do I have to complain about?

I will have to say, living like that was fun. I didn't know we were poor, and when I started going to school , we had to go out to the outhouse to use the bathroom. So I thought everyone lived like we did. We always had enough to eat, and when I started school each year, I always got a new dress and shoes. I remember, I was always cold. We would stand over the furnace on the floor till we were about to burn up and then run as fast as we could to get into bed before we cooled off. Mom would put boiling water in the water bottle and wrap it up in towels then put it by our feet so we could have our feet warm. I always hated it when my older sister would get up to get ready for school cause when she left she took the warm with her.

We could only have the school house a little warm. I guess they had to watch how much they spent on fuel. I never liked being cold. Even when we had a lot of snow we had to go outside to run. Thinking back, they were saving their sanity, all those kids in two rooms, I guess I would have turned them outside too. Mr and Mrs West were our teachers. She taught the first four grades and he taught the last four. She always had her hair done up in a bun and she had a jar of hand cream that she would always put on. He was more gruff than she was. I think he had a ruler that he would say he would use if we acted up. I never had it used on me. I'm not sure he ever used it on anyone, but I believed he would. So, I guess his threat worked.

I think if you would talk to anyone who went to school there , they would have the best stories to share. I will share some of them at a later date.

May you always feel loved!

Monday, September 6, 2010


It is now Labor Day, isn't it a day of rest? I ask that of my neighbor when I saw him priming and painting his garage. He replied , it was a day away from cooking and cleaning but not from catching up on outside work. I liked what he said about the cooking and cleaning (it doesn't work like that in my house, my husband is home) so I guess it is a day for catch up. Tuesday will be here and it will be Monday all over again.Two days of work in one day, UG!

I love the weather, cooler but warm in the afternoon. In fact it was down right cold the other morn whenI went to water. I wonder how many days my garden will have to grow. It was so hot for so long it all but stopped growing and now the cool weather is slowing it just doesn't know what to do.

I think I have fall fever...I am differently in a funk. I think I just need a good cry, which is hard to do with dh home. I have to hide when I cry at movies...he makes fun of me.

I need to start with Christmas...I really need a plan to get everything done...but can't get everything else done in the house so I just keep putting it off. I don't think a promise note for Christmas will work.

Time for pickles, it is such a process but worth it when I finish. Just want to rest ...but that doesn't get anything done. UG!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For the garden of your daily living

Plant three rows of peas:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash selfishness
4. Squash grumbling

Plant four rows of lettuce:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

No Garden is without turnips
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

To conclude our garden we must have thyme
1. Thyme for God
2. Thyme for Family
3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is it just Wednesday?

I get to go shopping with my dd. That doesn't happen very often, Yah!

Bailey is scared of the sprinkler. She has never seen one, which tells you how often I water the grass. She would just stop and not know which direction to go to get away from it. Then she would bark at it. So funny, but she didn't like it when I laughed at her. Guess I wouldn't like it if I caught her laughing at me either.

The count down is on. Why does time go by so slow when you want to do something fun and fast when you don't want to do something. A puzzle of life , I guess.

It seems like forever since I have seen all my children and grandchildren. Even when they live close , time just gets away from us. I guess it makes the time together more special. I try not to bug them(but really everyday would be fine with me).

I have a plan for the talent show, if I have the nerve to do it. Sometimes my good ideas don't pan out. Sure is fun to watch though!

We have been working with Bailey to not go crazy when someone comes to the door. Well we have changed our training. Dh empty a small can of candy and I had the thought to fill it with rocks and shake it when she does something wrong. We shook it, she really doesn't like it but we haven't tried it at the door. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Almost there

I feel like a broken is doing great. Everyday I see more babies, can't wait to share with the family.

Trying to plan to water the grass(don't tell my dh) he only sees more mowing. But with the 4th, I don't want to take a chance of a fire and it is really drying out with the hot weather.

Robin is freezing water for us..I have a big sack to give her full of a lot of containers. I know it will take a lot to keep things cold.

I will start making homemade ice cream Thursday. It is more fun to do it with everyone but I don't want to miss out on any fun so I will make it and freeze it for later.

Poor Bailey sure doesn't like the hot weather...she is glad to come in after I water out back. We shaved her and it is starting to grow back...hate to think what she would have felt like if we hadn't shaved her.

She found a ball when she was supposed to be doing her business. UG!!!!!!!!! She forgets what she is supposed to do. All she does is run past me daring me to catch her(like I actually could)she throws the ball then runs to catch it. It really is funny...if it weren't so hot out. I have to go to the gate and knock on it. She thinks someone is there and comes running. So far she hasn't cought on to me. If it weren't so hot I would feel bad tricking her.

Three days and counting....can't wait to have everyone come. Sure hope they can stay the whole weekend!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Here comes friday

I'm trying to get ready for the 4th. The problem is if I do it to soon, I will have to do it all again. The heat is kicking me!!!!!!! So I have to reserve my strength. Inch by inch it will get done. I really just relax and enjoy the 4th without too much work on those days. Good idea, hope I can pull it off.

I am helping with the blood drive, our church is the one to provide the food and serve it. I said I would make some of the potato salad. Man, I haven't made that much potato salad in years. Hope I can remember how to do it. We are serving sloppy Joe's also, and cookies(homemade) the last time I gave blood we got OJ and a cookie. Maybe we can get a crowd in with the smell of food.

My garden it doing great!!!!!!! I love to see all the babies growing. The melons are going crazy...I saw in a mag. that when they get so big they hung a pantie hose so it held the melon without it being on the ground. I'm going to try looks funny but if I can get the melons without them getting yucky on the ground it will be worth it.

Bailey loves to be close to me while I work...if I'm in a hurry it really bugs me. When I iron she is just right under my feet, not sure if she thinks she is protecting me from that hot iron. The other day I was working in the kitchen and had an idea to put in some music. I put in Rascal Flatts and probably had it to loud , but I was singing and really getting down. Then I noticed , no Bailey, she was in the living room looking down. Wow, if I had know she didn't like my music , I would have put in in sooner.

Cooler today, hope it stays for a while. I keep checking on the always rains on the 4th and with the long dry spell, who knows what will happen.