Saturday, August 25, 2018

Funny Friday----on Saturday

Hello everybeary
Wil here with a new post
the Bear's Home
Here in the South it is still
Summer and if you doubt it
all you have to do is open the door
We are looking forward to FALL
Jed has come to us by adoption
he even has a birth certificate.
Everybear say hello!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018


I missed posting the last two Saturday Scribbles because we went out of town....On the 21st we went up to Pulaski Tennessee to Big Creek Winery for a little music amid the grapes. We enjoyed sitting outside, listening, eating our picnic dinner and sharing a bottle of wine. We spent the night nearby, returning home on Sunday.... This past Saturday, we rode with Daughter and the Princess to Auburn. Its about a 4 hour drive and we left at 8am. She has bought a condo there that Wonder Boy is living in while he attends university. He had gone down the weekend before and there were some repairs that needed 'seeing to' so Granddaddy had to see to them. In all fairness, she did try to get two different handymen to come out with no luck. The oven needed a new element. The banister needed reinforcing. A funky light needed a new bulb which had to be ordered. We got down there in time to do some of the repairs, have lunch, check into our hotel and meet Wonder Boy for dinner. We came home Sunday.

Today is National Thrift Shop Day....the ladies in my club decided to meet for breakfast and go shopping. We went to three thrift stores. We have a project to make fidget blankets for Alzheimer's patients and donate them to a Nursing Home so we were shopping for items for that. I decided to use a couple of thick pillow shams and sew the activities onto that. I bought a pair of jeans to get the pockets and zipper and a little stuffed toy which I'll sew to a ribbon and sew on near the pocket so it can be taken out and put back. I went on Pinterest and got some other ideas.
I bought a quilt and will wash it before I show it to you. Its a bow tie pattern and is in good shape. Also picked up a few canning jars and a corning ware dish with plastic lid.

On the health front, I thought I was a month away from finishing the Fungal infection treatment but Monday my Doctor said 6 weeks. I'm to have a CT scan of my lung in 5 weeks to see if all the yucky stuff is gone. I have been feeling good except for the aches and pains of arthritis but 1 mg of Prednesone helps with that. I have Holly Cottage all pinned and ready to quilt and worked a little on the Fall quilt. Produce keeps coming in and has to be dealt with: Okra and Peas and Pepper, oh my.

I've been by to see a few of you but haven't left a footprint or comment. Just time to read and hard to type with Smokey between me and the keyboard.
That's all for now,
Mama Bear

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Scribles

Another week has gone by and we are into August...can't believe how fast time passes. As I said, Daughter moved into an apartment which meant downsizing quite a bit...for some reason, I keep bringing things home she has discarded...I don't need them and it just means she'll be sorting them again..For example: Longaburger baskets. She had many more than I have and she did try to sale them on EBay and at her yard sale..Guess they're not as popular as they once were. I've ended up with 4 or 5 of hers and I'm not sure I'll keep them.

I've had a good week. Monday, I laid out the top and batting for Holly Cottage then realized the batting would need piecing. The backing does also and I haven't gotten that done yet, although I did get the pieces ready to stitch together....Tuesday I had an appointment with my Pulmonologist and he said I didn't need to come back for 6 months. Ya me!  Now to just finish treatment with the Infectious Disease physician which I hope will happen in September....Wednesday, I went for a haircut and it is a little too short for my liking but it will grow...don't think I'll need a haircut in 3 weeks, though. I've been doing some baking: Blueberry Muffins, Pumpkin Bread to freeze, Blackberry Cobbler, and a Pineapple upside down cake. Most of this I shared with other people...We had fried okra and sliced cucumbers from the garden to go with other items I cooked. Wednesday the temperature was a little lower and we were able to enjoy the porch in the evening, after we doused ourselves in insect repellent. We saw a juvenile Red Headed Woodpecker and then an adult. These sightings are rare so such a blessing. Yesterday, I went to Book Club. We had read The Hamilton Affair and had a good  discussion.
That's it for this week,
Mama Bear

Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday Scribles

Amazing, summer continues here in the south. We have had plenty of rain up until last week. It seems to have gone to other places now. The cotton and corn in the fields looks wonderful and is thriving. Temperatures are in the high 80s most days but the humidity makes it seem hotter.

From his garden we have been enjoying tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers. I didn't plant flowers this year as I wasn't feeling well. We've been getting some nice melons from the market. We pickled beets and canned vegetable soup.

I've not done any work in the studio in months due to my health but now that I am feeling well again, I'm itching to lose myself in a project. I bought the batting and backing for Holly Cottage and need to finish that one.

School starts this Wednesday. It seems like a short time ago, that they got out for the summer. The Princess will be a senior this year. She is working a couple of jobs but still enjoying time at the pool since she and Mom moved into their apartment complex. She will only attend school for 3 hours every day then go to work. Wonder Boy will return to uni August 11. I've only communicated with him via text and not seen him much. He has had an intern job this summer at one of the government contractors here in town and is still living in the house. I'm hoping to have lunch with him one Saturday before he leaves for school.

I am still not fully recovered. They diagnosed a fungal lung infection after I had the Bronchoscopy and I'll be taking medication for that for four months. The last lab work I had showed that the medicine is affecting my liver function. We're just hoping it doesn't become too much of a problem before treatment is finished in September. I have my asthma under control at the moment which is wonderful and I am finally able to exercise again. I've been walking on the treadmill. It is too hot to walk out doors.
That is an update on life here with the bears. I'd like to get back to blogging but I'm not making any promises.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Funny Friday

Happy Funny Friday!
Wil here.
I know its been ages since I've done a Friday post...
But Winter can be brutal...
Anyhow, as you know, Mom has been hanging out in the bed for a couple of weeks...
so everyone else has been camping in the bedroom to be near her...
Its almost like being in a cave except there has been plenty of sunshine some days...
and lots of outside light on others....
Now she is up again, although still needs her rest...
So, are you all getting ready for Easter?
Here are a few pics from previous years...

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...
the sky is overcast and the clouds are heavy with rain...there is some thunder...
the weather channel says there is the possibility of strong wind, hail and a tornado later today...schools were let out at noon.  Redbuds and Cherry trees are blooming,
as is Forsythia.

I am thinking...
that it is not a bad day to be cooped up in bed..

A Bible Verse I'm sharing....

Hebrews 12:2 King James Version (KJV)

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,

despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I am thankful...
for Honey Bear who is always my companion and 
sits with me whenever I am feeling unwell...
For the care and concern of my life sisters...

In the kitchen...
is slaw, peas, cornbread, leftover roast with veggies, rice
and cake...

I am wearing...
blue lounging pajamas and a white hoodie

I am creating...
stitches on the Holly Cottage block,
I can actually do some work while sitting in bed

I am going...
no where the rest of this week

I am wondering...
how long my recovery will be but trusting
in my Heavenly Father to know the time..

A Song that stays on my mind...
The Name of Jesus, What a wonderful name it is
from yesterday's church service online

I am reading...
Lace makers of Glenmara

I am looking forward to...
afternoon tea with Banana/Chocolate Chip Bread

I am learning
patience, a fruit of the spirit

Around the house...
things are fairly tidy, considering and
laundry is caught up...did I mention how thankful
I am for Honey Bear

In his Garden....
he's planted beets and garlic...tomatoes and pepper
in seed cups in the greenhouse

A favorite quote for today...
"The Light in the eye of he whose heart is joyful,
rejoices the hearts of others."

One of my favorite things...
listening to my windchimes

A few plans for the rest of the week:
This morning I had an outing on my own after  over
two weeks....went to the medical building to have 
bloodwork done...then a stop at and my cane..
It was almost too much but I'm 
recovered from it...and resting...
no plans for me this week,
unless I feel like going out to eat on Wednesday...
we'll have to wait and see...

From my  Photo album
 Another overcast and stormy day...

Wil looking forward to Easter

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday Scribbles

A couple of my blogging friends post Friday Faves which I enjoy is a look back at the past week and events, etc. which were highlights and blessings. I have a few:
1.Coming home from hospital and having a good Oxygen level with improved shortness of breath. 

2. Flowers, cards and visits from my sisterhood.

Alabama's passing of the resolution to leave our clocks alone...we will stay Daylight Savings Time and not change in the Fall...

3. Going to the thrift store to buy a cane (need something to steady me while I'm recovering) and finding one just the right height for me for $2. God had just placed it there, I'm sure.

4. My "Team" being in the Basketball playoffs and winning there first game.

The view from my window: Seeing Mama Rabbit, and different birds.
I just read on line that it can take 6 weeks or more to recover from the fatigue of Pneumonia which helped me to understand why I tire so easily...I'm going to just be patient and accept that I have limitations for a while.
Thanks for all the comments and Prudence, if you lived nearby, I'd just take you up on your offer of help.

And finally for National Quilting Day:

Mama Bear