Monday, October 1, 2018

A Simple Woman's Daybook






FOR TODAY
Monday, October 1, 2018
Outside my window...
It is cloudy and 74 degrees with 94% humidity
I can see the Hummingbird feeder
and once in a while a tiny bird flits to it and away
It will not be long now until they leave for 
warmer climates so 
they're trying to fill up on nectar for their journey
I am thinking...
I should be up and dressed and gone but yet
here I sit.
A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
For everything there is a season, a time for
every activity under heaven...Eccles 3:1
  I am thankful...
the recent CT of my lung showed the
infection has cleared up after
4 months of treatment...
In the kitchen...
I made spaghetti and slaw last night so
we'll have leftovers today
I am wearing...
pajamas and a robe
I am creating...
nothing, my creative muse has
left the building...
a song that stays on my mind...

I am reading...
Jo Nesbo's
Snowman
I am hoping...
to finish this soon so I can
go have my nails done
I am looking forward to...
Cultural Arts Day on Thursday
State Conference next week
In his Garden....
things have slowed down now, still
getting a pod of okra now and then
or a bell pepper but its getting time
to lay it by
From my  Photo album

Its Fall

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Scribbles


Its Fall, You'all
My favorite time of the year. 
so I'm checking in.
Football season has begun 
and I am making pots of soup
on Saturdays in the Crockpot
so I'm not tied to the kitchen..

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Funny Friday----on Saturday


Hello everybeary
Wil here with a new post
from 
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
Now 
some 
good 
news: 
Jed has come to us by adoption
he even has a birth certificate.
Everybear say hello!
Wil


Jed

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday

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...