Friday, May 31, 2013

Today Is Your Day!

She has home cut bangs....

and  chicken earrings....

a pink daisy necklace....

and smile wrinkle things....


She has one too many chins....

and a road map on her chest....

 she can laugh at herself....

even though she's a mess...



she heads out into the world....

with her boys on her mind......

and the Lord in her heart......

 it's a  new day to shine.....

she's ready to start......


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Things That Made Me Smile


Yesterday was a good day.

It doesn't take much to make me happy.

I had lunch with friends.....


I have more chickens.....


I can put my hair up into an  itty bitty ponytail.....

they make chocolate cereal and I had it for breakfast.....

I lost 2 pounds.....

but I had chocolate cereal for breakfast....so......


I found this photo shopped picture....

that's me on the right.....well.......it's my head......

remember.....I like chocolate cereal.....


I wore my favorite shirt.....

and it finally rained!!!!


because it has been really dry and dusty around here.

These were just a few things that made me smile yesterday.

What about you?

What made you smile?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Go Fish!

It is hot and very, very dry here.

It is already very hard to keep my potted plants watered enough.

Soon they will look like this...


It's hard to believe that some of you are still cold and some of you are too wet and we are hot and too dry.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could just all play a game of Go Fish!


Except I would say.....

Give me all of your rainy days......

Now...

it's your turn....:)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Redneck Island"

Well, we went to our little piece of paradise...that I jokingly call "Redneck Island."

This is very typical of all of our truck rides.....him on the phone....me...playing....:)

we arrive....

there is a lot of barge traffic

And other boats...


This one was a long way from home....

I grabbed a baby....I can't resist....plus it was a good excuse not to take my shirt off and get in the water.

these cuties were digging tunnels....

My boys showed up.....feel very blessed that they still want to hang out with us...:)

these kids made the day even more fun...

of course we took the dogs...

It was a great day....

on "Redneck Island"

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Great Morning!






Sitting in the swing on the back patio

Bible in my hand

there's a cool breeze blowing

the birds are singing

I just heard the train go through town

the sun is peeping through the trees

the chickens are scratching

there's a dog at my feet

and coffee in my cup

feeling blessed and humbled at the gifts that God has given us

I pray for safe travels and a good weekend for each of you

and may the light of the Lord shine through each of you today.

Have a great  weekend.



Friday, May 24, 2013

A Great Blog

I would love to introduce you to a fellow blogger that has become a dear friend of mine....

She lives in beautiful Maine and she has wonderful photos...

and she has a great way with words......

This is some of her work.

The name of her blog is  My Maine Blog and you can find her at http://mysweetmaine.blogspot.com/

I know you will enjoy her blog.

Frames of Friday



I hope you have a fabulous one!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rise and Shine!

 GOOD MORNING!


RISE AND SHINE!


GATHER THE EGGS!


DRINK YOUR COFFEE! (you think I've had too much don't you?)


STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES!


AND THANK GOD FOR THE CHANCE TO ENJOY ANOTHER DAY!

HAVE A GREAT ONE!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Be Careful How You Troll....

So after the fiasco of Saturday's full day of bad ideas in the yard and almost coming close to this...........


(This is freedom y'all..........I'm just not that free....yet)

I hurt my back.

Can you get a rib out of joint?

Anyway ...stabbing pain on the left side of my back and as long as I didn't have to sit or stand, cough, laugh, sneeze or breathe I was o.k.

So the rest of the weekend was spent not moving much at all.

This threw my "guys" for a loop.

Poor men......they don't realize how dependent they are.

Here is how it went:

"What's for supper? Oh yeah...sorry...you hurt your back.  I'll go get us something.

You want chicken?  Ohhh...I really didn't want chicken...how about a hamburger? Ok, I'm back.

Did you make tea?  Oh yeah...your back.  I'll do it! Where's the tea bags?

Are these dishes clean?  (brings me my lunch...fork drops on the floor).....one minute.....two minutes........

Oh....I forgot....you can't bend over.

Do you think you could drive me to get my tractor?"

Me:  Sigh.....................

After I got back from driving my husband to get his tractor I realized that I had use of one arm...:)...so I started to troll through some blogs.

Big mistake...

I hit upon Boho Farm and Home...

Big mistake.....

Her post was about having a dinner party, 

IN HER BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD!

BESIDE HER CHICKEN COOP!

THE MEAL MADE BY HER CHEF HUSBAND!

WITH FOOD FRESH FROM HER GARDEN!

AND I DIDN'T SEE A SINGLE BUG !


Remember my plate fiasco from yesterday in the flower bed where my son "accidentally" cut down most of my flowers?"


Depression set in.....

I hobbled to the kitchen...

medicated myself with Ibuprofen

 and two sausage biscuits dipped in syrup (not made by my non-chef husband)

and went to bed!

Be careful how you troll people....may lead to depression....

Now....how do I delete my blog?






Sunday, May 19, 2013

They Can't All Be Good Ideas!

Woke up yesterday morning happy and ready to go!

I planned an entire day of yard work.

No phone, no interruptions, no husband, no plans.....just yard work.


But not the front yard....although it needs some work......but the....dum dum dum (dramatic music)

the back yard patio area....shreek, shreek, shreek (Bates Motel music)

It is the ugly cement slab patio that I'm trying to spruce up with some flower beds.

It needs a lot of help!


Hahahahaha......I told you.........don't judge.

Ever heard of putting lipstick on a pig......well hear ya go.

It would look a little better if college kid hadn't cut down all of my soon to be blooming coreopsis flowers...right there above the purple pansies.

So I have this problem the slab is all jagged and dirt is washing out from under it so I thought, and I thought and ding! a bright idea!

I will get plates from the salvation army and glue them to the rim of the slab to disguise the ugliness.


So hmmm...what will I glue them with.....back to town to get some liquid nails.

Start gluing and hold the plates to the wall, and hold, and lean and hold, and squat and hold and get the ax and wedge it and hold and step back 10 steps and look, and turn my head sideways and look and ummm....I'm not sure.

And then I check the plates.....not even close to sticking...so I use more glue...and hold...you get the picture.

And then I run out of glue.......

So I'm thinking on the way to the hardware store that is in my very, small town that I will stop by the Salvation Army again and buy some cups and use them creatively also.

Did I care that I'm hot and sweaty and dirty...no....not at the time...and then as I'm coming out with my giant tube of Liquid Nails I see these ladies, about my age, in their white shorts and their manicured nails and they were laughing and walking into a cute little clothing store next to the hardware store.

And I think "What is wrong with me?

 Am I crazy?.....but it will all be worth it when my flower bed turns out so cute!"

So back home I go.

I'll wait on the plates to start drying and start laying out the cups....they will be like finials on my board.

But if I use the cups then I will need to fill them with rocks so they won't fill up with water.

But........if I turn them over......and put some little animals on top......

back to Salvation Army I go.
Ummmm.......

Maybe over here........

ummmmm.....

After hours in the sun, and many, many trips to the store, it was very hard to admit that I was almost over the edge.

Teetering very close to this.........

Yes....this is a house in my town.....I had to do a drive by.....

And that's when  I decided to scrap the whole, bad idea!

They can't all be good ya know.....:)

Good Idea...


Bad Idea....

How about you?

Ever had any bad ideas?


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Be Still......


"BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD"
PSALM 46:10