Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Ron we really dig you.....ugh even I think that was bad
 We are so lucky to have you as part of our family.
you can be quiet and deep taking it all in.....
You can be funny and sweet...

You are an amazing husband, father,and son
you are our favorite son in law
We love you
Happy Birthday Ron.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

a busy weekend

I guess you love the one your with:0)                                   
I hope that you have done your exercises like Miss Baby!
She visited her pepe and gramie this weekend, she showed off all of her skills.
She gets up on her feet and hands and lifts one leg in the air and balanced there.
I got such a laugh with her!

I went ta da dump and got a pretty good haul.
this is pewter candlesticks.

and under vintage, I love the candle holder I am going to paint it a nice old green for my porch.
and that is a little glass flower frog.

I found a couple of things for Miss baby they are soaking in hot water and soap as I write.

a funny little flower pot for the frig.

And this book. I looked up the person and he lived from the middle of the 1700's to the early 1800's
I know it is in bad shape but has my ship come in? Is this the first million dollar dump find?

The paper is handmade, I can't find a date on the book. I will keep looking to see if it is worth any thing.

The weather this weekend was beautiful 80's so we went kayaking on a little pond. There are no houses on this pond and David and I were the only ones there. So we paddled with the loons just beautiful.
David was getting in his kayak I offered help getting him launched nope he could do it himself.
Splash in he went. It was only ankle deep but he was soaked! At first I was shocked and then we started laughing He changed his shirt and off we went. On the way back in he wasn't looking at the big rock just under the water. I am getting out of the kayak and he yells "I am sitting on this big rock,I am stuck." I started laughing so hard and so did he so he was having a hard time pushing himself off. It felt good to have a laugh. (But his cell phone now no longer works.)

I hope your weekend was fill with laughter and fun.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well....Josh Billings

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ta Da Dump...

I found a bag of old music at the dump, there was some really fun things in that bag!
If your lover boy comes home singing this tune get suspicious.....
 I just love how patriotic this is, we need more of this.
 There was a lot of old greeting cards.
 I love the graphics on this card,can you guess the holiday it is for?
 This card is a copy of a painting done by Winston S. Churchill. He was a man of many talents.
 On the back of one of the cards is stamped this,it was censored. Must of been during the war. It is dated 1944.
 There were post cards from I am not sure where. So a lot of fun for free:)
 I got this serving spoon at a yard sale last weekend for 1.00 it was pretty tarnished but I loved the flowers on it. I have it all cleaned up and it is just beautiful.
 I think the flowers are day lilies.                                                           
Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and encouragement. I will let you know how he is doing along the way.We are so lucky to have a match in his brother.
 Welcome to the new followers, I have had a few join the fun the last few weeks.
Since you seem to like my closing quotes I will continue.
Fear less,hope more,eat less,chew more,whine less, breathe more,talk less,say more, hate less, love more; and all the good things are yours.....Swedish Proverb
wishing you all good things!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Thrifty Saturday...

Today was town wide yard sale for the next town. So a friend and I went off bright and early.
 I got 2 little pumpkins, 3 squash, 2green peppers, 4 1/4 yard of pure wool,assorted magazines and cookie cutters total 8.50 now that's a deal.
 I stocked up on movies and books...
 and found a few vintage things. The pillow is a pine pillow and it smells so good. All in all a good day.
We are still working on the apartment hope to be done soon.
Husband is moving toward a bone marrow transplant we are so scared but know that it really is the right thing to do. He has a great match in his older brother. He has tried all the other options and they are running out. keep him in your prayers and good thoughts sweet friends this road is long and hard.

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,raise your sights and see the possibilities-always see them, for they are always there....Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I would like to thank you all for your wonderful wishes to my sweet Ashley.
I have told you before I have an obsession with magazines so much so when I get offers in the mail for a free issue I take them up on it.
Case in point Hobby Farm Home, I though well I could see what it's like.
Do you see those donuts on the front??? I love donuts! I try to not eat donuts but after a few weeks I have to have one. I am talking good donuts not dry D.D. I am talking small shop hand made mmmmmm
I may try making donuts, oh Hobby Farm you had me at donuts.
I would recommend MaryJanes Farm I love this magazine and is one of the two subscriptions I pay for.
 I pick up old magazines off the rack at the dump. I am sure I have seen this before(2001) but it is holiday appropriate so I took it. There is an article on the the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
For longevity: combing one tsp apple cider vinegar with one tsp honey in a full glass of water and drink a half hour before meals. Also said to be excellent for aiding digestion,easing arthritis,and boosting memory. might it be worth a try?
 And of course the one magazine that hangs around the longest is the old farmers almanac. It hangs in the bathroom right in reach:) I have the new one waiting to go up.

The first day of fall is next Friday boo hoo and they are calling for a frost in our area by this Friday. While I like the cool crisp air I am not ready for frost or shall I say the "S" word?
I am off to the eye Dr tomorrow I think I will be wearing glasses all the time I can't see a thing:(
Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.....Mark Twain

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday

                                                          Happy Birthday to a....................                                                   
 She was alway one cool cat....
 Who loved her family and that's a fact........
 She is married with friends of her own........(those boys being silly:)
 and raising Miss baby a child of her own.
Ok I am done being silly I want to wish our daughter Ashley Happy Birthday and many more.
You contiune to bless us every day.
Love you Chicken!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Seasons Are A changing

The season is changing fast. We had some time to kayak late this afternoon. The sun was warm but the breeze was chilly,and made the paddle back in very hard.                                                              
 Today was town wide yard sale for the town I work in. I went for a little while really not much the prices to high and a lot of junk. I have wanted a label maker not sure why I am not that organized. I got this for 5.00 never used. Since I know nothing about them I am not sure if I got a good deal or not but for 5.00 I took a chance.
 I got 2 baby gates since Miss Baby will be on the move soon.
 Then Husband and I went Ta Da Dump I got a couple of goodies the cloche is wonderful, not a nick on it. and the brown pottery was a lamp I plan on making it a lamp again.
 And I got Miss Baby her first set of wheels! I took it all apart and washed it I am sure she will love it!
Today was a beautiful early fall day,crisp and sunny. Tonight there is a bright bright moon and we are all tucked in for the night watching a movie.
Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip..... Will Rogers

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flowers and A Grinding Stone

    I have been roaming around the garden enjoying what is still in bloom. We have had a lot of rain, this afternoon was the first time we have seen the sun since Monday. I know that Texas could use some of that rain and we have had a lot so I will try to think good thoughts for Texas. This is a fairy rose that blooms from late spring to first frost it just keeps going and going                                                                                                                      
 My hydrangea is so heavy from the rain, it is starting to turn the beautiful pink for fall.
 This dahlia was a gift I don't usually bother with them. you have to dig them up in the fall and put then in a cool dry place and replant in the spring to much thinking for me. But I have to say very pretty.
 I got the new Flea Market Style at walmart this is a big splurge for me as I have sworn off a lot of magazines. I am so glad I splurged I have looked at it over and over.
 I have several of these in different sizes I am thinking I might make this....
 It is a lazy susan. I would use it on my bar when having a get together. I just love the rustic look.
We have been working on our apartment that my parents lived in that is on the bottom floor (walk out basement) of our house. Lots of painting and we are redoing the kitchen, pictures when we are done .  
There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse .......Quentin Crisp (1908-2000) The Naked Civil Servant                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Classic

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We did get together with the family and I got some Miss Baby
time. I was so in the moment I didn't take any pictures. But believe me she is sooooo cute would I lie?
I started reading The Catcher in the Rye, I have never read it. How many of my sweet blog friends have read this? I did finish the book Maine by Sullivan which I enjoyed but I was a bit disappointed by the ending.                                                                                                                                                         
 I have been enjoying the fresh veggies. I was shucking this corn and it smelled so fresh. I will miss that smell this winter.
 We have a couple of tomato plants that has been very plentiful.
 And I have pulled a few loops, a very few. I see everyone's rugs on line and I am so jealous of their hooking time.                                                                         
It has been hot and muggy so not New England weather and it is raining again tonight. I am looking forward to crisp weather.
When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.....Clifton Fadiman