Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Scribbles

Its been a busy week
I kept thinking I would have time to 
do another post...
Daughter had back surgery on Tuesday
we were at the Hospital 
all day long...and 
finally got her home at 5:00
I have been at her house
every day until today...she is doing
very well...gradually building
up her walking...but unable to 
drive or lift anything....
Thank you to all who prayed for
We are finally getting a little 
break from the heat and seeing 
a smidgen of rain from
time to time.....
Have a great weekend....

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook


 For today...
Monday, July 25,2016, 12:30pm
Outside my window...
94 degrees F. and partly cloudy
high humidity and feels like 99...
I can see a sunflower just opening up,
the red Caladium and red
Geranium contrasting with a light green
Sweet Potato vine...
of course Smokey is asleep
on his window seat...
    I am thinking...
that all the work I've done this morning
has left my shoulder screaming
and I need to take some
A Bible verse I'm sharing...
 "The Word gave life to everything
that was created, and his life
brought light to 
everyone" John 1:4
 I am thankful...
that I can read the Word...
In my Kitchen...
a Blackberry cobbler, fried Okra,
Cornbread, Purple Hull Peas,
and Corn 
On my prayer list...
my Daughter's surgery tomorrow
on her back, Jim's congestion,
more rain and a break in the heat,
safe travel for Jodie and Chris,
I am wearing...
Khaki capries and a 
Khaki and White
I am creating...
nothing at the moment
A song that stays on my mind...
 I am going...
to stay home today
Feeling hopeful...
that the heat will be over soon
I am reading...
Lord Harrington and the 
Spring Mystery by 
Lynn Florkiewicz...
and listening t
Big Little Lies by
Liane Moriarty   
A few of my favorite things...
Falling rain
In his garden...
only Tomatoes
The rest of the week...
going to the hospital
with Daughter tomorrow 
From my photo file...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday Scribbles

I threw together this gift tag yesterday
going to a shower is about 70 miles 
away so I'll be gone for 
6 or 7 hours....
I linked two gifts by adding a coordinating
tag to the second one...
....we had a little shower yesterday but not really
enough to help...
it continues to be sweltering hot with high humidity
.....Hope your day is good

Friday, July 22, 2016

Funny Friday

Good Morning and welcome to Funny Friday
Wil here
All of my friends are off to camp Good Bear
but I haven't been myself and decided with
Mama Bear's help to stay home...
Summer is a particularly hard time for 
this bear as I have that winter coat
 to wear every where 
We live in the Southern United States
and although we have air conditioning
it is only a help if I limit my activity...
So-o I want to say hello to Prudence and the
gang at Good Bear, hope they're having
loads of fun....I do miss you...
Mama Bear wants me to include this photo
It is the first apple off our tree, ever, that we
have been able to eat....
Other years, the pesky Squirrels have 
gotten there first, knocked them
off when they were still green...
this year, Papa Bear relocated 20+
of the pests to other places...
Of course, others have come to
take their place and we now have 8
of them running about...
I may just have to use the air rifle on them..
that will mean braving the 100 degree heat...I 
don't know how they stand it out there...
Stay Cool and enjoy summer


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hodge Podge

1. Pokemon Go...your thoughts? Are you playing? Do you even know what it is?
I have read a little about it but haven't checked it out.

2. What was something you collected as a child? Do you still have that collection? If you're a parent what's something your own children collected? Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a 'collectible'?
I didn't collect anything as a child...Daughter had quite a stuffed animal collection and still has them...No, although I do collect some things, I don't go to that extreme

3. "Collect moments, not things"...tell us about a moment you've added to your collection this summer.
Got to hold my great Grandbaby..

4.  What's something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?
I collect Bears and I occasionally run them through a dry cleaning cycle in the dryer with the Dryel bag....takes about 4 times to clean them all....and figurines but they're in a glass teapots and birdhouses are getting dusty.

5. A favorite song relating to time?
If You've got the money honey, I've got the time.

6. What's been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?
One morning when I got up and looked outside I saw what I thought was a white kitty walking across the back yard...she was carrying a baby in her mouth and then I saw another one that was black and white...first time I've ever seen a skunk up close...she had her young under the back porch and it had rained quite a bit and she was moving them one at a time to a dryer place across the street....She had a total of 6 babies and an older one with her. As soon as we thought she had finished moving them, we blocked up the place she had gotten in.

7.  On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? Why or why not?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am joining Joyce for this Blog party

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Outside my window...
the sun is shinning
86 degrees but feels 
like 94...
air quality is poor 
I am thinking...
about whether I should get 
up and do something
A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
"people judge by outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7C 
I am thankful...
that I can read The Word
anytime I please...
In the kitchen...
leftovers are scarce in the 
fridge...but there
are tomatoes for sandwiches 
I am wearing...
I am creating...
a daily food journal
I am going...
to stay home today
I am wondering...
when we'll have a break 
in the heat
A Song that stays on my mind...
I am reading...
Whose Body by Dorothy Sayers
I am hoping...
to stick to my weight loss
I am looking forward to...
lunch with my friend tomorrow
I am learning
the limitations of getting
Around the house...
things don't look too bad
In his Garden....
tomatoes are about all
that is being harvested
at the moment 
A favorite quote for today...
"The best way to predict the 
future is to create it"
 Peter Drucker
One of my favorite things...
finding a new blog friend
recently I found a blog
party: Where Bloggers
Create...and I had fun
visiting with all the participants 
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Hair appointment tomorrow
then lunch with my friend,
Rene, then a mammogram...
nothing else scheduled
possibly a baby shower 
on Saturday...
  From my  Photo album
The lake on Green Mountain
I have tried to remove the highlighting from
the first section with no luck... 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mid July

A new picture of Matthew that I stole from
He's almost 4 months old now...

Taken during a rain shower last Thursday

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I decided to stay home asthma was acting up yesterday had been very windy and the air was hazy with dust since it had been so dry...this morning we got a shower so maybe it will settle down some. I made these photos on Friday...Honey Bear had just finished this path which leads from the porch around to the grass would grow here as it is under the large maple which shades the porch. We plan too plant ground cover and Hosta in this space where the bird bath is...notice the fan on the table...the only way we can sit out there in this heat and humidity is to have two fans bonus with it being so dry is mosquitoes have been scarce.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook


 For today...
Monday, July 4th 2016, 11:30am
Outside my window...
89 degrees and partly cloudy
expecting it to get to 94...
I am thinking...
about a road trip I may take tomorrow
A Bible verse I'm sharing...
"yet God has made everything beautiful
for its own time. He has planted
eternity in the human heart, but even so,
people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11   
I am thankful...
that we live in a country founded by Godly
people who wanted to live free.. 
In my Kitchen...
fresh squash, zucchini, with onions
blackberry pie
fresh peas
cornbread straight from the oven
sliced tomatoes and cucumbers 
On my prayer list...
the government of the people
healing for daughter
safe independence day 
I am wearing...
white knit pants, red top
I am creating...
a happy home
A song that stays on my mind...
I am going...
to stay home today
Feeling hopeful...
about the future
I am reading...
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
by Dorothy Sayer 
A few of my favorite things...
hearing wind chimes
Looking forward to...
more fresh vegetables
from the garden 
In his garden...
harvested the first green beans
this weekend...squash have played out..
its just too hot for them...6 pints of 
Beets canned...and about that many
packs of Blackberries and Blueberries
in the freezer...more Blackberries
to come but Blueberries are finished...
Tomatoes beginning to be harvested, and
the Brandywines are so large and pretty 
The rest of the week...
Road trip tomorrow to meet with cousins...
possible book club on Friday...a weekend trip
to Lookout Mountain 
From my photo file... 
Wonder Boy and Yoshi
several years ago...


Friday, July 1, 2016

Long Time No Post

Sorry folks, All I can say is I've been busy. Please don't forget me. I'll try to do better.
Here are some cards I recently made

 A quilt I made for Matthew. And a picture of Great Grandmother and her little sweetie. Too sad that he is a 6 hour drive away.
I've seen a few movies and had a nice visit from my sister last week. She and I saw Now You See Me 2, shopped til we dropped, and ate out at an Italian Restaurant.

Wonder Boy graduated from high school