Thursday, June 30, 2011

HOT !!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!!! It is hot here girls..... 

We are having temperatures that we usually have in August. we are in the be triple digits and have been for over a week now.  Those temps are for Oklahoma City, we are about 80 miles south east and we are about 4-5 degrees hotter than OKC.  Yesterday my porch was 109.  No rain and trees are dying.. Weather forecast is no rain till Labor day. We will lose trees by then. I have stopped watering the garden or flowers and putting all the water on my trees. Whew....... Lord send us some rain. 

We had a wonderful Fathers day. 

Both brothers and their wives came over and we cooked hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. It was such a wonderful day. We sat and talked and laughed and it just warmed my heart... I was not looking forward to Fathers day but it turned out to be just what I needed.. It was 105 outside so we moved into the house to eat........ then I headed to the pool...... 

We are painting the house this week 

and we really chose a bad week to do that.. We only paint in the mornings..... then it gets too hot to do anything.. The house was red brick and we are painting it sage green. A lot of folks told me I was crazy and should not do that BUT I have people stopping and asking for the color that I am using...... I will not give it to them!!! I looked for 3 years for the right color so am not going to give that away... Do you think I am terrible?

The back side of the house looked like a checker board. 

I would find a color that I wanted (I thought) then after painting a 4x4 square, I did not like off to the paint store to try another color. Three years of that and the back of my house was a checkerboard.
 Excuse the mess.. This was 4  years ago when the pool was going in, but you can see the paint on the house. There are about 4 different colors up there.  So it has been like that for a while.
It just took me forever to find the color I wanted.  Seems that every color looked good on the little paint example but when on the house turned to baby poop mustard color......... Eweeeeeeeeee ! hahaha.


I finally found the right color and it is beautiful. We are trimming it with a lighter shade of sage as the trim and then the shutters (which my husband is making) will be dark dark dark hunter green... I have not yet decided on the doors (front door and shop door) I was thinking of barn red but am kinda thinking the same color as the shutters? Anyway, that is what we are doing. I work in the yard mostly as I cannot get up and down off of the ladder and my right shoulder will not let me paint very long.. We are enjoying out time together and spend most of the afternoons in the pool. 

We are thinking about another hot-dog and pool party for the 4th. 

Not sure, it is going to be so hot. We have not had a night party in a few years so thinking about doing that. Our pool has a strobe light underneath the water that changes colors slowly and it is really pretty at night. It is certainly warm enough. I will take pictures. 

In the mean time, have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day ------- My Dad........ My Friend

Dad is in the red check, Uncle Ed is standing behind him. Uncle Ed went to be with them on April 28th.  

By this time last year Dad was in the hospital. It was right around Fathers day that we realized that he would not be coming home. Hard to imagine it has been a year.........  Just wanted to remember him and all the wonderful qualities he instilled in me and his son's. He was kind and thoughtful and giving, and he was a giver to a fault. There were many that took advantage of him. They ened up on the losing side. 
Happy Fathers Dad my sweet Dad.  Enjoy your day.  You are still so very very missed.  



Wednesday, June 15, 2011


When we do the same thing month after month and year after year without changing  but we expect a different outcome, then we are foolish. 

Change comes on purpose. Change our minds and we can change our lives.  That is where I am today. Process of changing.  It is not an easy process as we are creatures of habit and change does not come easy.

I have been reading a book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. (I will talk more abut that in a few days) I think it is changing my life. It is a change that no one can see because it involves the heart, but it is the heart that my Father God sees, so it is a good place to be. 

I just wanted to stop in and let you all know that I am here and am not leaving and soon will be writing again on my Samaritan Women blog.   I am changing........  I know that HE has called me to write, but HE needed to make changes...........  I am allowing HIM to do so....................

God can change our hearts but not our minds, we can change our minds but not our hearts, when we change our mind HE will change our hearts.

 Love ya'll

!-- gt;