Thursday, October 25, 2012

The boyfriend

I've never done this before, but I'm linking yesterday's post to Friday Fragments today just because I want to......also because I have such a crazy day ahead that I don't have time to do a new post.  Anyway, the rest of you honest posters, go on over to Mrs. 4444's and visit.  You'll be glad you did!

Dear granddaughter..... If you read this, you might want to strangle me.....but someday you will understand completely!  I love you, 

I just heard that my grandaughter has a boyfriend......which is perfectly acceptable.....she's old enough and all that stuff.  BUT,  what if I don't like him???  It's hard being so far away.  I need to meet him and let him know what I expect from my granddaughter's boyfriend.  (I'll get to the grandsons later)

Like absolutely NO kissing!  Hugging is more than likely out too, and I'll get back to you about handholding.

Ok, you just wait until it's your granddaughter!  Remember, I only had boys so nothing has prepared me for what happens in a girl's life. 

 All I know is this, he may see her like this....

But I see her like this....

And this.....

And this.....

Be careful with her heart, it's all entwined in mine.

I feel this way.....

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer with joy.......It is right for me to feel this way about you, because I hold you in my heart"  Phillippians 1.....(taken from two verses)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Fragments.....Just a week in the life....

Thanks to Mrs. 4444 for Friday Fragments, where we leave all our leftover thoughts from the week.

Seems like we have lots of celebrations in our family!  

This week, my BIL's mama turned 89!  Just a month younger than our mama, she lives in the same apartment complex at our local retirement center.  BIL Mike, sister Debbie and their son Joshua hosted a very nice lunch party for Mary's birthday. 

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Another big, big milestone this week was my SIL's parent's 70th wedding anniversary!  You read that right, 70! 

The cake my SIL, Lois had for them at church supper Wednesday night

The happy couple.....this is a picture of deep and abiding love!


This week, my sisters and I took mama to the doctor for the first time in two years.  Before you start screaming and pulling your hair out and calling elder abuse, she's been on Hospice for the past two years and has been discharged now.  She hasn't had to go OUT to the doctor for those two years.  I'm not saying a word about the politics of the health care system at this point.  No, really.....I'm not.
It's hard on mama to go out and it's quite the adventure to take her out, but we all made it to the doctor and back.  

While there, we had to fill out the new Medicare form......have you seen it?  The form is a hoot and we actually had a good time filling it fall on the floor laughing.....just don't forget that decisions in your future could possibly be determined by the way you fill in the blanks on this form. Ask to look at one the next time you're in the doctor's office with your elderly friend or parent.......or just for yourself.....we are aging you know.


The other highlights of the week were as follows:

The dogs got groomed

The grass got mowed

I had my semi annual psychiatrist appointment.  She confirmed I still suffer from anxiety.  Go figure!

I got a massage.

I saw this and it's self explanatory.  

The end.

Monday, October 15, 2012


So, how often do you look at your live traffic feed?   I was glancing at mine the other day and noticed that I had a ton of views on one particular post and wondered why.  I looked at the views on my other posts and some times there would be 50 or maybe a few more, but mostly less.......but on this one particular post, there were 13,419 views!  Seriously?

I was totally stunned and sat trying to figure out how and why.......when I suddenly thought to look at the post title.  It was Sunshine.  That's it, just Sunshine.  Then I started to wonder why so many views on such a boring post title.

Suddenly, it hit me like a ton of bricks!  GOOGLE!  Every time someone googled sunshine, my blog post came up and obviously some would click on and at least look at it and maybe read.  

Many, many of those views were from countries I could hardly pronounce, much less know where they were located on the map.  Curious!  Obviously, they need Sunshine!

So, I wonder what other post titles will get that many views?  I'll be grinning as I try to think of new titles.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Fragments.....and another week is history

It's been a nice week, but busy.  Oh, wait, that's every week!  Anyhow, I'm late but joining up with Mrs. 4444 for another edition of Friday Fragments. 

My brain is really fried, so these will just be random thoughts.  As if I'm not always random!  The Superhero spent the day in the woods last weekend and brought me these wild flowers AND arranged them in this vase.  Isn't he sweet??

Speaking of the Superhero, he's now lost about 55 pounds and looks so great!  I wish I had taken a picture of him because he's so hot he sizzles! 
Did a sixty year old woman really just say that on her G rated blog???


I was in a store with a friend and she was buying candles.  I never burn candles in my house for fear I'll burn my house down, but this is called a Pottery Bowl and doesn't burn but puts out a wonderful smell, so I decided to try one and so far it's nice.  Although my house is sort of open so I probably need three or four and that's not happening because they aren't cheap.  But they're pretty and smell good!


Welcome Meredith Mae!  Gorgeous girl born to my friends, Katie and Beau and welcomed home by big sister, Anna Cross.  I can't wait to see her in person.  If you are reading this, Katie, you need to get more pictures up of this little sweetie!

Last, but my no means, least......I was just contemplating doing a blog on having no control and how hard that is on a control freak, when I spotted this in the paper.  It just says it all!  Enlarge and read and you'll understand just what I mean, especially if you're like me and you just want everybody to be happy and think they would be if they'd just listen to you.....or me as the case may be.

Have a great weekend and go on over and meet some new friends!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Artist strikes again.....

Once again.....for the second time in my life.....I went to Paint Your Art Out or PYAO and have another piece of original really marginal art!

I was relieved to have the finished product.

Sharon went the extra mile and put the vine on her stem.

There is an artist who tells you every stroke to paint and he's painting as we are AND there is a finished painting that we can look at, but it is still really not in my comfort zone. 

As he's saying it's really just about layering the paint, I'm panicking with every teeny bit of paint that goes on my canvas.  After all, when they give you the canvas, it's so nice and white and clean.  I always kind of hate to mess with that clean look!

While we were painting and I was making lots of strange faces, he was walking around looking at what everyone was doing.......He stood behind me for a while until I said "My stem is ugly and a mess".   He said "Oh, so you know that", like he was trying to figure out how to tell me it was ugly and was relieved that I had already figured that out myself!  Well if I had any doubts, he confirmed that I shouldn't doubt my own eyes.  He just reached over with his brush and fixed the stem and made it look so easy.

I was kind of proud of my pumpkin, but I'm thinking the Superhero had some doubts, especially when I put it here....

Yep, my pumpkin took it's place of honor in the living room for the Fall season!  

I'll never be an artist, but if you want to have a good time, grab a friend and head to your local art center, it's lots of fun.  Even if you've never painted, throw caution to the wind and give it a try! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day by day.....Friday Fragments

I don't seem to have much luck with scheduled posts, but I'm going to try again with this Friday Fragments post.  We'll see if I have to push publish tomorrow morning.  

Note.....nope, it didn't publish.  I have no idea what I'm doing wrong....

But however this post gets published, please go on over to Mrs. 4444's and join in Friday Fragments.

Life seems to be flying by at the speed of light.....maybe faster!

I have lots of these pictures to show...

Please don't tell him there will be no candy at Nana's this year and that our porch light will be o.f.f.

Catch me, daddy!

Pappy's cool guy

In the shade, glasses on my head

We visited with this little one and his parents last weekend......cuteness.  Charley loves his sunglasses!  And his halloweeen monkey costume.


Favorite dog shaming photo......I sleep on my daddy's pillows after he leaves for work.  It's against the rules and I know it....can't seem to help myself.


And now for my favorite photo of the week!

My mama walking!!!!

That's right....physical therapy has started and mama is up and walking for the first time in about two years!  I am over the moon......mama?  Not so much!

During this session, every time the therapist would ask mama how she was feeling, mama would say not good and I would say you feel good!!!!  You feel good!!!  Mama would cut her eyes over to the therapist and say....I think Nancy feels good!  To say mama's resistant is an understatement.  She seems content to sit without moving all day every day.  She even sleeps in her recliner which she should not do, but she's very stubborn!

My hope and prayer is that she catches the excitement of being up and on her own two feet.  Of course, when I say she's walking, she could not walk by herself.  Mama's legs have gotten weak to the point of almost being like noodles.  I just know that with enough therapy and encouragement, she just might like a little more independence.  


Did you watch the debates?  


Tonight I'm going to paint with my friend.  Not another Van Gogh this time though, a pumpkin for the Fall season!!!!  I know you'll be waiting to see my art.....and I use that term loosely. 


Oh, I almost forgot!!  The Superhero bought me an Ipad!  Yes, I really like it, although I haven't conquered it yet, and who am I kidding, I haven't conquered my laptop either!
While he was at the store, he called and asked what color cover I wanted.  He named over the colors and I jumped on lime green...why?  so I can find the ipad!  


And one last thing.....I sometimes end sentences with prepositions.  I do that on purpose....sometimes you just gotta break the rules

 So stay tuned and have a great weekend!