Monday, February 28, 2011

What Do You Think Of This Do?

Ok....... it is time for a drastic change to my do............

What do you think of this do?

I had to blur out her face.  This is just a picture I found and they live here in town.  I friend of mine cuts her hair.  What to you think?  Should I go for it?


Sunday, February 27, 2011


There are hundreds of Robins in my yard. 

They are everywhere. South of the house in the open fields they are busy busy looking for worms. I have never seen so many robins.

They are a joy to behold this morning.
A promise of Spring!

Have a Robin filled Sunday girls!


Friday, February 25, 2011


Do you remember

me talking about renting the little house. How I wanted someone my age maybe, or close to my age. Well the little house is rented and it is such an amazing thing.

We have a business man here in town that owns many nursing homes. He has hired two woman, on an administrator and one a nurse to manage his nursing homes. Each woman lives out of town, one in Texas and on in Eastern Oklahoma. They have been living in a motel for more than a month now while trying to find somewhere to live Monday-Thursday.

Each will go home on Thursday night or Friday morning.
Well, my son Chris that knows everyone here in town is good friends with this business man and to make a long story short he told him about the little house  out here in the country. One of them came to look at it yesterday and loved it. I hope to  meet the other one next week sometime.

I am not a good judge of age

but she looks to be about 55 or so and is very very friendly and funny. 
They will not be here on the weekends so they wanted something other than an apartment with all young people and somewhere safe for their things on the weekend.

It is a perfect situation. The business man will pay all the bills so there will not be an issue with collecting the rent and all the utilities will go to his office.

So now,
I MUST go over there and clean out mom's closet. It looks like they will move in sometime after next week. No more excuses.

The Lord

  knew just who I needed out here and it looks like HE has answered my prayer.  I can see me sitting on that beautiful deck that my husband son and brother built and sipping coffee with a new friend.

HE is faithful if we can be patient

I have jury duty beginning next Monday. I will keep you posted.

It has turned winter again here but not for long I hope. All of my peonies are peaking up through the dirt.  I hope the freeze last night did not hurt them too bad. I should have raked some leaves over them, but too late now...........  

Have a good weekend girls.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Jury Duty

I have been called to Jury duty this coming Monday.  I have always wanted to sit on a jury, but now that I have the chance..... a little scary.  I have to report next Monday at 8:30.  Now for most of you that would not be a problem, BUT I am not a morning person any more.  I get up and lolly-gag and drink coffee and lolly-gag and get dressed and lolly-gag and then get something done. I guess you could call me a lolly-gagger....

BUT --------I cannot lolly-gag next Monday. This is one morning I cannot be late...........


Friday, February 18, 2011

Praying and Laying Carpet.

We are headed over to the little house.

Looking into the living room from the kitchen.
We are putting down new carpet today. I think we have a wonderful renter. I will share that when it is a done deal.  The carpet is dark brown. I think it will be nice. I will take pictures when finished.

From the Living Room to the Kitchen. Dennis is trying to open a can of grout. He was finishing up the tile in the bathroom.
We are putting down the carpet our self.

The rooms are square and they are small. I have moved all of the remaining things into a back room and today I will deal with that while Dennis cuts the carpet. They did not have much. They just lived simply. I have not gone in the house in a long time, but I need to just "woman up" and get it done.

I made a set of towels yesterday for a local auction for a family here in town.

They turned out so nice that I decided to make a second set this weekend sometime to sell on Etsy. They have a Celtic Cross appliqued on each towel. Seems that it is the in thing right now. I will take picture.

I think most you here in blog land know Deena over at Can I Be Pretty In Pink.. She needs our prayers to bombard heaven. Go over there and let her know you are praying.

Well, time to finish my second cup of coffee and get my working clothes on. Make sure and go and give your support to Deena ... then PRAY...........


Friday, February 11, 2011

Today IS the First Day of the Rest of My Life

Friday February 11, 2011
Outside my window...

I am still looking at snow and ice and slush! BUT today is 45 degrees and this will go away. I think they are saying that it is going to be 75 next Wednesday!  75!  From -2 yesterday morning to 75! Oklahoma, got to love it! I have lots of plans for my yard this year.  I am going to put a large flower garden in the back yard with a small fish  pond. Lots of hostas and shade flowers......Hydrangeas are my favorite.  It will take me most of the summer due to the fact that the ground is worthless!  I am going to build it up with landscaping timbers and have top soil brought in with a mixture of good potting soil. Sooooooo it will take all summer to get it in and planted but I really look forward to that.  I will take pictures! 

I am thinking...

That I need to get my act together. During the past few months girls, I have lost my spark and I have thrown discipline to the wind. I look in the mirror and do not recognize who is standing there.  It has been almost 5 months from losing Mom and 7 months since Dad. I have just gone down that slippery slop since then and finally changed Dr's yesterday and went in for my first appointment. She took care of Dad the last time I took him to the ER and she also took care of Mom the last few Dr appointment that mom had, so she had a bit of an idea of the of the past few months in my life. She gave me some wonderful insight and assured me that I could and would get myself back on track. What I did was just fail to grieve and tried to just get on with my life without really allowing myself to feel.  Now you know that will not work don't you?  Anyway, she is a wonderful Christian and she lays hands on you at the end of the visit and prays....... OMG........  What a blessing.  I feel good about the visit and this morning am going to put into practice what she suggested.
I am thankful for...
This morning, I feel so thankful for forgiveness and grace.  I am thankful that God is not mad at me. God is not mad at my enemies and HE is not mad at HIS enemies!  God, HE took HIS son and HE put HIM on a tree and HE poured out HIS wrath on HIM. HE made a perfectly innocent man pay for what I have done wrong from the first day of my life to the last day of my life.  Forgiveness, grace. I am thinking that HE loves me.
From the learning rooms.
I am learning that I am NOT super woman, and I am learning that the trials that we go through do change us and we need to be still and learn from those trials and allow them to strengthen us and weaken us. I have allow the later. I will change today.  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 3:14   There are some phenomenal things happening that I have not shared with you but will share over on Samaritan Women blog in just a few days.  I use the word phenomenal because that is what it is.  :)    Watch for the link........... 

From the kitchen...

One thing that I have allowed myself to do is fall half way off of the raw diet wagon and throughout this very cold spell I have eaten comfort food an it is fattening!   Soooooooo this morning it is a green smoothie with baby spinach, banana and 1/2 papaya. I can tell you now that it is delicious.  So as for right now and the rest of the day, the kitchen is closed except the blender.

I am wearing...

This is one of the aspect of my life that I am changing this morning. I am getting up and dressing in jeans and sweater, makeup and hair fixed. Now that does not take me long as my hair is an easy mange style and I do not wear much make up at all.. Just a bit of lipstick and mascara and a tiny bit of dark brown shadow in the outside corner of my upper eye lid. I do not wear any foundation, it gets in my wrinkles and looks terrible so I have chosen to go bare!   So it is jeans and black sweater and tiny little earrings. Greet the day.. that is my new motto!

I am creating...
I have made three dolls and part of a Spring Rabbit door hanger. One swap Valentine that was mailed yesterday. I need to get out there and finish that Rabbit and get started on a doll for competition at the Cloth Doll web site.  
I am going...
No where today, but this weekend we are going to get the carpet for the little house.  I have news about that also but will leave that for another day.

We are also planning another trip to Texarkana Texas. I have a beautiful great Aunt down there that is such a blessing. We are going to make another trip down there to visit. On the way down or the way back I am going to take time to go through Antlers Oklahoma. We passed through there the last time on our way to Texas and we  passed by some awesome antique shops and flea market shops along the main street!  I have GOT to go and look.  I am looking for an old china cabinet for my kitchen, and a corner cabinet also for my kitchen (I have a big kitchen) . We hope to do that in a couple of weeks.
I am reading...
My Bible...........
I am hoping...
that I have seen the last of this inner ear infection with vertigo. What a nightmare. It has been almost 4 weeks now and still just a slight bit of dizzy when I lay down. That jumped up out of nowhere and bit me!  Dr said it takes weeks and weeks sometimes to recover. They can even do therapy to get the fluid in the inner ear to balance out. Imagine that............

I am hearing...
Fox News on the TV.  I have been leaving it on the past couple of days listening and watching Egypt. If you are not then you might consider catching up with what is going on. This is monumental in OUR nation let alone the nation of Egypt.  They have been one of the many great allies to the US but they HATE Israel. Over the years they have been peace loving and quiet but if the wrong people take leadership in Egypt then we are looking at the middle east becoming very very  unstable. Watch and pray.
Around the house...
is a mess.  I have been huddled up in the living room and kitchen for weeks now waiting out this cold with the back rooms shut off. Moses has been moved to the kitchen away from his window in the back room to keep him warm. I have had blankets on the doors in my shop both front and back and all the shades closed. Today, down comes the blankets and shades up and house cleaned!  I feel Spring coming!

One of my favorite things...
My back yard. It is a mess right now as I have not been out there in weeks and weeks, but I love to just go out there and stroll around. We hope to pour white river rock on the west side of the pool this year to keep the grass from growing up to the sidewalk around the pool. I have a beautiful rock garden at the very back of my yard that I love and I have a black wrought iron bench and table under one of the big elm trees. Everything is cold and lifeless right now but underneath all that life is headed up! 
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Finish up the doll swap that is out in my shop. Move Moses back to his room this afternoon when it warms up a bit. Head up to the college track tomorrow and walk my 3 miles. Try to finish up clearing out the little house to finish getting it ready to rent. That is the one job that I keep putting off, so I must bring it to the forefront of my life and put that behind me. There is not much left and most of it is going to Tulsa.

Then, tomorrow I am going out to visit Mom and Dad. I have not been out there since December and I want to see if they have finished the marker, and I need to change the flowers.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing

This is the corner where I am going to build my flower garden. I am moving out the half barrels and will be planting hydrangeas along that north fence(at the top of the picture)It is very shady there so shade plants be the most part.  I have a lot of work but it will be so pretty when finished.
This is an old swing that we found at a flea market years ago. It was hanging in the back yard until ice storm last year took the limb down. Now it will go out under the big oak tree to the south of the house by the new flower garden. It will be such a peaceful place to go and read don't you think?

Here is the ice storm from last year. Took down a huge limb with the swing...  but it is going to go back here...
This is the big oak tree at the south end of the back yard.(this was taken last summer when we were moving the fence) It will sit right to the west of my shade garden . I am going to hang my swing from one of those branches....... What ya think?

Well, got to go and start the housework. I would like to finish before noon an then have the afternoon to work in the shop.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hope all of you have a lot of sunshine to encourage you to think Spring. 

Love ya all!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

TODAY...... In My Life


Outside my window...

 It is snowing again..!  I have been in since Monday afternoon....... Cabin fever is setting in.......  BUT it is really beautiful out my picture window. We had blizzard conditions this morning around 7:30. Beautiful..........

I am thinking...
I really need to color my hair but I have no rubber gloves!  Why did I let myself run out of rubber gloves. If my hair is ok,  then I am ok.......  My hair is not ok, and we have a school party tomorrow. (if they do not cancel)  I think my sweet husband is going to have to go to the dollar store in the big truck! 

I am thankful for...
I am thankful for the PEC (Peoples Electric Company) guys that were out all day Tuesday and all that night getting our power back on. When the roads clear I am going to bake them a batch of cookies...  We forget to thank those that are required to be out in such hazardous weather.

From the learning rooms..
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

I am very interested in the first part of this scripture right now. Studying the Hebrew/Greek to see what it really says.....  Who are the witnesses? Are they cheering us on? It implies that they are. Angels?  There is more to be studied here......

From the kitchen...
I have a big pot of pinto beans with a HUGE ham bone from Christmas cooking in the crock pot. Beans and cornbread tonight! Comfort food.......  YUM! 

I am wearing...

Black sweat pants, orange sweat shirt with black and green stripe woolly socks!   Did you know that I own a Tee Shirt shop and I hate Tee Shirts! AND I will only wear them if the neck is cut out and made to "scoop" Well I cut the neck out of my sweats as well!  Is that strange or what.. I cannot stand that ribbing around my neck BUT I will wear turtle neck sweaters!   Strange person I am!

I am creating...
Free Standing Lace Valentine book marks for a Valentine Swap that I am part of here in the blog. I love the Free Standing Lace.......  Easy to sew on my machine and oh so pretty when finished.........  Here is the web site I buy most of these designs ...     Advanced Embroidery .   Take a look at this vest, do you think they would sell?  Free Standing Lace Vest I have purchased the pattern before Christmas. Thinking about making one.  Tell me your thoughts......

I am going...
NOWHERE........  but Dennis is going after rubber gloves!   hahahha

I am reading...
Still on The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee and about half way through The Visitation by Frank Peretti

I am hoping...

I really hope that the temperature goes above freezing this weekend and clears the roads. They had a terrible accident up around Tulsa because of the icy roads.  We need sunshine.

I am hearing...
NO traffic going past my house. It has been so quiet out here since Tuesday morning.  Did you know that if you stand out in the middle of the snow and be very quiet, it will snap and crackle and pop?  It is singing to you!

Around the house...
Not too much going on. We have most of the rooms closed off with blankets over the doors to keep the heat in the kitchen and living room. Sooooooooo  there is not much to do.......  I am working in the shop most of the day but that little wall furnace does not really keep up when the temperature is -3 like it was this morning. It keeps my machine warm but hard to work out there if too cold outside.  

One of my favorite things...
Having my husband home. The University closed on Tuesday and has been closed all week. We just sit and read and visit and nap. Drink my favorite hazel nut decaf coffee, and watch the birds outside enjoying the water and seed under the patio.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Color my hair and go to the party tomorrow. IF we can get there. It is my husbands boss and she has just built a new home out in the country. We will see. Two things have to happen, on the roads need to clear a bit and two Dennis needs to go after rubber gloves!  hahahhaha

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

That Vest I was telling you about!  So nice and all sewn on my machine.

Comes in three sizes. I think I will make one! 
What do you think of these?  I thought I might make a pair and put on Etsy. June will be here before you know it and someone might like these for a wedding!
AND!!!!!!!!!!!  Look at this!  It is all sewn on my machine!   Hard to imagine. I think I might give it a try.  A lot of work, would have to ask too much for it........BUT would be fun to see how it comes out!

I like the beaded handle.

 Here is one for fall...........   I like those wooden handles also..........

Well, time to do something! Anything........ ahhahaha  A body at rest tends to stay at rest.....  I need to get up and work!   
Have a good weekend and I pray that it warms up for all of us!  


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