Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back In Business

Well I'm back in business!!

My boys called and one is sick and one is hungry!

God always knows what I need!
(not that I wanted one to be sick...you know what I mean)

I made homemade vegetable soup that I canned last year and fajitas with

homemade salsa!




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde

Well I was going to share with y'all some pretty photos of the scenery that I got to see on my way to

move college kid home (for the final time) from Tuscaloosa.

But I am in a really crappy mood today and instead of  saying beautiful things about life

and the beauty of nature this is what you get.

This is a beautiful photo of blue skies, green grass and a dead tree......yep just like life.

stupid dead tree...

Oh and here I am....dead tree and broken limb....

What is wrong with me?

I don't know.....I wasn't prepared for the emotions of  moving college kid for the last time.

And I didn't move him home... he went to live with his brother...which is right down the road so

I don't know why I'm sad about this.

I would be twice as sad if he stayed in college forever.... so what do I want?

I don't like change.

Are you like that?

Any big change just shakes me up.

And change is ALL that we have had lately.

(it's a good thing you don't have sound or you would here a woman blowing her horn at me
because I was drifting into her lane while taking this photo.......I know.....shame on me.)

But I was desperate to get this photo for the LAST time.....which is so stupid....it's not like I'm never

going to Tuscaloosa again!

What is wrong with me?

This is what you want for your children.

To grow up and be normal, healthy adults that can thrive on their own.

But part of me is thinking  "they are growing up and thriving on their own!!!....without.......me..:(

(thriving may be stretching it....college kid still needs a job...Masters Degree in Sports Management in case you have connections with a college or Pro team that needs to hire someone..:)

Why are my insides churning and my heart aching?

And so I load these beautiful images and I think...

Beautiful fences..............stupid garbage can.

I apologize for this mood.

Wouldn't it have been nice to tranquilly enjoy these photos without a crazy woman ranting

about kids and a life that has been wonderful to her?

Sakes alive....you best be getting in that Bible.....that's what you need!

It is.....what I need.

I'll be better tomorrow.....I promise.

Okay.....let's say something great here.

Beautiful red barns....blue skies.....

just don't drift and get hit by that 18 wheeler....

That was terrible Lisa!!!

Try again....

Look at the pretty hay.....

all lined up and ready to go......

just like my boys...


Oh well....

today is not going to work.

I'll be better tomorrow....

if the Lord's willing and the creek don't rise.

Dear me....

you better leave now.....before some of this mess gets on you....:)

Have a great weekend....

no....I really mean it...:)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Naps, NOLA, Beach, Birthdays and Girlfriends

 I'm going to try and catch you up on what's been happening around here.

Some of us have been busy, busy.......some of us still nap.

Hubby and I made a quick trip to NOLA to see some friends of ours.

This was the pic I sent to her to prove we were on our way.

Eek!!  I probably scared her to death! 
#puffyeyes  #nomakeup  #fangs

And when I say a quick trip.....we left on Tuesday around lunch and got up Wednesday

morning at 5:30 to head back home.

Sunrise over New Orleans....

The Super Dome

Lake Pontchartrain

Then on the weekend we went to the beach where my brother lives

and had an early birthday celebration for my mom.

There are several different routes to take to the beach and I took the tunnel route.

Big mistake.....

Saw this sign while out shopping.....

So true...

Then on Monday I was to go out with my girl friends!

Since my mirror in my bathroom tells me lies...

"Oh you look great Lisa"

"you don't look fat at all Lisa"

"have you lost weight Lisa?"

I have to take a photo of myself with my camera and then look at myself

to make the best decision on what to wear.

Really just to pick out the least horrible outfit....uggg

Because I am stupid enough to have chosen these beautiful girls as my friends!

What was I thinking?!!!!!

And there were three others just that gorgeous that I didn't have a photo of.

I would dump them all if I didn't love them so...

I then get depressed and the next morning eat Little Debbie cakes with my coffee.

It's a vicious cycle....

Well I think I caught you up on my shenanigans....

No wait....

Last night hubby and I were on the couch and I said to him...

"I told my friends you were going to get me a henway for my birthday."

He said..."huh?"

I said "you know a henway...you are going to get me one for my birthday."

He said.."what the heck's a henway?"

I said  "about 2 pounds!!"



I hope you, my fabulous blog girlfriends, have a wonderful week!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday and Sunday

 Wasn't the Super Moon beautiful?

I sure hope you all got to see it!

Do you see the light in the window on the top pic?

That was me earlier that night (because of course it was not me then because I was taking the picture.)
 (why did I feel the need to tell y'all that?)


that was me.....still in Quick Books Hades....

moving on......that's all I'm going to say about that (in my Forest Gump voice)

If you have been reading my blog very long then you know one of our (me and hubby) favorite

things to do is ride the roads.....especially the dirt roads.

With the windows down and the radio on and the dogs in the back.

We sure do solve a lot of life's problems that way....:)

 At the end of some of those dirt roads are friends of ours with a barn and some cows.

Now if you have cows and are not taking photos of them.....shame on you!

They love to have their photos taken!...:)

Aren't they so cute!

Then today I got outside before church and took these photos.

Orange kitty is a stray that has been staying at my house for months now.

My male kitty is not happy about this tom living here.

I didn't know Tom has been leasing the big bird house to live in.

I think the birds have been evicted......(I hope that is what happened to them)

Well...that concludes my Saturday and Sunday.

I hope yours was enjoyable as well.

If the Lord is willing we will rise tomorrow with a brand new day.

And don't forget we get to choose the attitude we will enjoy it with.

I hope you make the right choice....:)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Purpose of Weeds

I had a great 4th and I hope you did as well.

I posted these photos on face book

"Finally got invited to play with the pros"

and I posted this one..

"Guess who the winning team was!"

And then I posted...

"To finish the day off perfectly college kid made us grilled venison fajitas!"

Do you ever feel guilty when you post good times on face book?

I don't ever want to make people feel bad or to make people think that my life is perfect.

In fact....most people don't know what's really going on in each others lives.

Do they know that this family day together couldn't have come at a better time?

Can they see the lack of sleep circles under our eyes?

I am a very happy person and I have great faith but it doesn't mean that I don't stress out over things.

I try not to but I do.

There is a lot going on with our life right now.

College kid is finishing college and needs a job.

Oldest kid is searching for a home of his own.

Hubby and I are starting all over in our fifties with our career path.

We have a beautiful life but it is filled with weeds!

Yes....I said weeds.

I was working in the yard yesterday and I was thinking of all of these things.

I was already frustrated and then I started working on my flower beds.

 I was mad because weeds were growing everywhere!

Why Lord?

Weeds are ugly.

They are time consuming.

They mess up all of your hard work.

They are frustrating.

They grow in the wrong places at the wrong times.

What is their purpose Lord?

And do you know what answer I got back?




It's not for me to know.

There are things that only God knows.

And apparently what's the purpose of weeds is one of them.

And so is the reason "weeds" are in my life.

Only God knows.

He has a plan for my future......

and if that involves "weeds" in my life then who am I to say they shouldn't be there.

They can be ugly and time consuming and show up at the wrong times and

definitely frustrating but they must have a purpose

because God put them there.

So I need to learn that I don't know all the answers,

I can ask but may never get the answers....

much less the answers that I want.

The best that I can do is trust and lean on the Lord.

Every year there are weeds in my gardens...

But it doesn't mean that my flowers aren't growing also.


Thanks for listening.



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Third Of July

The morning started out promising....

A little coffee....a cozy corner.....my devotion.

Then I check the weather.

Which isn't so bad for this week...most days have been 97 and 98.

Plus I'm not planning on going outside.

In walks hubby....

He says..

I'm working in the shop...I have to get these orders finished.

The man delivered the sod..........and I can't help you.

Me:  blink, blink.....

It needs to be put out today....he says.


what about my nearly severed finger?  I say.

He walks over to me and I'm thinking he is going to examine my (nearly severed) finger

and he lovingly says

"here's some gloves."




And just now he walks up with a big box of peas and 

at least he had the nerve to sheepishly say

"these really need to be blanched and put up today."








Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lesson Learned.....

Yesterday I went was lured to my parents house with the invitation to eat a fresh vegetable supper.

It was delicious.

But.....then the real reason I was asked to help hand tin up to the roof to my brother and son, who 

were helping to put a new roof on my parents house.

This is what I learned from yesterday.

Things I found out yesterday........

1. Tin is not your friend. It will cut your hand, leg and head off. #unfriendtin

2. If you have greasy, sweaty unwashed hair you may have to go to the ER.#didn'tgo #hadgreasysweatyhair

3. After taking a close up photo of my hand I realize my hand and fingers are as fat as the rest of me #sausagefingers #mostlyLittleDebbiesfault

4. Prayer and Little Debbie's can fix anything. #needtobuyanotherbox#mayhaveoverdosed

5. If hubby is ever concerned or sympathetic I need to go straight to the hospital because I am surely dying. #unconcerned #unsympathetic


It really is much better today.

I don't think I'm going to die...:)

Just knew you would want to know about my exciting day. 

#mylife  #likewatchingpaintdry  #itisbadwhenthiswastheexcitementoftheweek

Have a great 4th everyone!!!!

Be safe!!