Thursday, July 29, 2010

I know you haven't heard from me forever but, I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth, regardless of what you've been hearing.

Remember back on an earlier post when I told you

well today, we found out

yes, it's two girls and a boy.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

House Update

In the throes of "redo" and gosh, is it hot.  I painted second coats this morning on the bookcases by the fireplace and also the trim around the  patio  door.  The trim around the door had been nicked so many times with dog crates and etc., it had to be sanded before I could paint and even with the ac on 70,  I was sweating bullets.  Not use to this manual labor.
This is what we ran into when painting above the fireplace.  We had a new roof put on this spring and the roofers said it looked like there was rain damage around the chimney.  Wha la, we found it today.

One more little thing to make us further behind.  Guess it's better to find it now before it gets any worse.

Can you believe this little bittie fireplace mantle.  We fuss every year at Christmas when we try to decorate it.  So, Hubs is enlarging it about about double in space.  At the width it is right now, I have double sided tape on my mantle clock and just pray that it stays anchored there with every ding of the clock.

Wish you all a happy week and pray it won't be too hot.  I try to remember this is summer, but wow!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday's ???

I failed to say in my last post about the triplets that this is Sarah's first child(ren)!


1. What is your favorite sandwich?

I love the chicken salad sandwiches at Panera Bread and there is a place in Shreveport called Fairfield Grocery  that makes the best chicken salad. 

2. What is stashed under your bed/mattress?
Seasonal duvets, pillows, comforters

3. What is your favorite flower?

4. What is your favorite magazine?
Southern Living, I think I have been taking it since it first began.

5. How often do you weigh yourself?
Not often enough!!

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for stopping by.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Our granddaughter, Sarah, and husband Jon, who is in Irag are expecting triplets.  We are so excited.  We don't know the genders as yet but will find out soon.  We do know there is a set of identicals and a single.  Hubs and I had identical girls.   Hub's Mother as well as mine, were both twins, so they do run in our family, however, this is the first for triplets.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Therapy

Yes, yes, it's Thursday Therapy

And I have a couple of shout outs,

Thanks so much for the girl trying to broadside me today when I had a green arrow to turn left, scared the b whatever out of me.

Thanks to the teenagers in the neighborhood who are still shooting fireworks after dark every night.  Our golden retriever is terrified and has torn the gate of the dog yard  completely out of the concrete wall.

Thanks to the weathermen who love to make us miss what few decent tv shows we have to watch in the summer, by broadcasting thunderstorms in Kansas and timbucktwo  which aren't even in our viewing area.  I know that this is tornado alley but I'm just saying!

Thanks to BP for finally getting the oil leak in the gulf capped today after some 84 days.  Let's all pray it just holds and those poor souls in south Louisiana and the coast get their lives back.

In the meantime, I wish for all of you a great Friday and a fun filled weekend.

Once again, thanks so much for stopping by and if you leave a comment, thank you thank you.

What a Mess

I thought I would give you a little glance at why I haven't been blogging lately.
This is Debra and Ray's room, getting ready to move furniture and start painting.  Then floors.

More of the rubble

This is the foyer before I began to paint.  Yes, we have ordered a new light fixture.  Don't think they even make these anymore.

This is in the dining room bay window area, 152 boxes of the Pergo for the floors.

I took this yesterday from our bedroom doorway upstairs.  What an utter mess.
We plan on having all of the house painted and new floors by football season, if not by Christmas for sure.LOL

I can't wait until everything is finished and I will keep you posted with our progress.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet Me Monday


1. What do your normally eat for breakfast?

Great Grains with Crunchy Pecans, 1/2 banana, 1% milk

2. What kind of vehicle do you drive?


3. Have you ever met a famous person(s)?

Liza Minneli in Hong Kong, Gober from Andy Griffin Show, Bill Clinton

4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Braums Chocolate Almond

5. Which TV Channel do you watch the most?

Food Network, ID

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Here are some pink fireworks leftover from our big 4th of July weekend.  Love the pink!

I love these pink and white candlesticks, quite festive. They look almost white here, but are really a soft pink.  An  HL purchase many years ago.

While cleaning off the top of my china cabinet yesterday, I found this little pink cup and saucer.  It is really, really quite  old and belonged to my hub's great grandmother.

Here's a  little bird in a cloche with the pink ribbon.

I'll bet you remember this beautiful bag I got. for our reunion in Florida.
And, I do love me some gorgeous pink roses.  Wishing you a great pink Saturday.!

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010


A major up do is in progress.  Carpet is coming up all over the house and hard wood floors are being installed.  Debra has begun the painting since the house needs to be painted before Sil installs the floors.  I am going to start helping with the painting tomorrow so, I think blogging will be scarce for awhile.

Have a great week everone!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bits of Sunshine

Sorry I am so late in joining in with my yellows.  Better late than never, right!

I had to do grocery shopping today and yes, lemons and bananas were on my list.  This sweet tiny cup and saucer was either my FIL's or my husband's grandmother.  Anyway, it is awfully old.  I forgot I had it, but found it on top of the china cabinet the other day.

I love bright little spots of yellow around the house.  This is on the corner of my spice rack.

My biscotti jar along with other little yellow tidbits.

Have a great evening everyone!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Here's wishing you all a wonderful, fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

All you kids out there, be careful and safe with those firecrackers you are going to set off.

Remember what this day is all about, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Thanks to all of you who give of yourself so we can have this freedom we all enjoy.