Monday, May 23, 2016

such a tragedy...

I am asking for prayers this morning for our community...

yesterday afternoon, amid the graduation parties going on...
a car of our local teenagers were involved in a really bad car accident...

the car left the road and rolled many times across a field...
Amberlyn was dead at the scene...
Carlito died later at the hospital...
and Lexi is in the hospital and expected to recover...

they did not have their seatbelts on and were all ejected...
they say it was horrific...

they were not seniors...
(graduation was Saturday night)
but we are a small town...

officially, school is out...
but the staff is opening the school today for any students who need someone to talk to or if they just don't want to be alone today...

pray for the families...
the friends...
especially the one that survived...
she lost her best friend and her boyfriend...

pray for the community as we come together to help those who need it most...
and to heal...
its going to be a hard week...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

do you have that one thing?

the thing that can take you right back to when you were 7 years old?
this is mine...

inside of a large red candy tin with a rose on the lid...
hides some of the world's greatest treasure...
or so I thought...

this red tin sat on top of my grandma's dresser in their back bedroom...
grandma's bedroom and the room I slept in when I spent the night...

mom and I would stop by grandma and grandpa's a lot...
so they could talk and catch up on the goings on of neighbors and work...
kids and relatives...
and when I got bored listening...
I would head for the back bedroom, grab this tin off the top of the dresser...
and plop my butt in the hallway floor in front of the full length mirror...
because it was my height...
and would try on every piece in that tin...
sometimes all of them at once...

I could even try on the ear rings...
grandma had never had her ears pieced like mom had...
so her ear rings were clip ons...
and fit my little ears, too...
most of the time...
and I can remember her wearing every single piece of it...
because she liked to get gussied up on Saturday night...
and her and grandpa would kick up a heal at the local Moose Lodge...
they did a lot of square dancing and polkas...
;o)
and the waltzes...
they sure moved well together...
and I learned to dance standing on grandpa's toes...

yep, every time I open this tin, I am 7 years old again...
;o)

amazing what you find when you clean out your closet...
everything is all over the place still...
but going back in this morning...
except for this tin...
its time it sat on the top of my dresser for awhile...
;o)

have a wonderful Sunday...




Thursday, May 19, 2016

finally, a day of sun...

 mostly sun, anyway...

corn is coming up...

still working on the closet...
and will be for another week...

sorting, shredding, purging...

gardening will have to wait...

our tower of babble...
they put it up last fall and it was supposed to be finished and running in 8 months...
still waiting on Verizon to complete the cell tower...

got the furnace on again this morning...
but the long range forecast is calling for 80s next week...
and we are to warm up a little every day until then...

been running the shredder until it overheats...
have to find something else to do while it cools down...
then back to it again...
keeping records for 7 years...
but the rest can go...

got a million and one things on our to do list...
some things are easy going and some things have to wait for other things to happen...

need to grab some more of the smaller clear totes...
we are doing this right this time...
so we don't have to do it again...

oh, found the Sorry game!
I wonder what else is in there?
and doing all this with babies running amuck...
I figure by the time we finish with the bedroom, roof and all that fun...
the babies will be ready to find their homes...
;o)

and people here are planning the fourth of July stuff...
I am like----
wait a cotton pickin' minute there...
I am not ready for that!
;o)
have good days!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

in bloom...

where have I been?
working my butt off...
sorting, purging, shredding...
all because this sprang a leak...
and it was located in our bedroom closet, or rather at the end of it...
the new one is in place and working...
the rest is yet to be done...

from the road this morning...
another 50s day in the rain...

peonies...
while we had to pull all the stuff out of the closet...
I grabbed a trash can and started filling it....

and now the roses...
going to do it again...
and sort and repacked everything that goes back in there...

how many clothes do you really need?

shampooing in the morning...
Craig has the day off...
there's been a fan running 24/7 in there...

and now the green beans...

and the spider wart...
we found the leak Sunday...
cleaning out that corner of boxes and things...

its been an insane mad dash since then...

but today, I am taking it off...

between over doing it...
the rain...
the chill...

I need a day off...

but we are doing ok...
and the money was there to do it...

and the money from the roof insurance has come in...
and waiting on the credit union check to get here...

we just might have that done next week...

so we are still knocking out projects and making progress here...
they just weren't the projects we were planning to do right now...
;o)
not going to be buying a lot of flowers this spring...
just too much going out right now...
and besides...
its looks fine out there...
with the bloomers that we have right now...

its probably a good year to just rework the beds...
thin them out...
redo what we already have in place...
I do want to make the green house happen...
so we are ready in the spring again...
and plant some more trees...
;o)
there are plenty coming up in the flower beds now...
if it would only warm up...
I refuse to dead head until its in the 60s...
;o)

have good days...
and if I am MIA...
I'm in that closet...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

blackberry winter...

as I speak, a frost could be forming...

cold temps and wind kept me inside yesterday...
and here I am...
up in the middle of the night...
;o)

I got these from the kitchen window...
inside...
with the furnace on...

the frost part should stay north of us...
should...

and here I thought it was safe enough to pack away the winter clothing...
am I nuts?
;o)
as I sit here with my winter robe and flip flops on...
thinking I need socks...
maybe 2 pair...
drinking hot tea...
;o)

welp, if we're lucky...
we might be planting around the 4th of July...
or mowing it all off...
I am to the point where I don't care anymore...
;o)

I JUST WANT WARM WITHOUT 3 LAYERS OF CLOTHES ON!
;o)
yes,...
I had a melt down...
a mini one...
but I am ok now...
going back to bed...
(the electric blanket isn't in storage yet)
and I am gonna stick my feet on the back of DH's calves....
bwahahahaha...
;o)
he loves me when I do that...