Saturday, December 30, 2006

I'm a "New Blogger"....

Thanks to Claudia, I finally switched over. Everything seems to be working. I guess time will tell. Does anyone know what happened to Teresa? She lost her blog when trying to switch and I haven't heard from her. She was on my daily run. So, I guess this is a good time to wish everyone a "Happy New Year" filled with happiness, good health, hope, love and understanding and a year of peace! That is my wish!!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas is Gone!!!!


Yeah!!!!! I'm not happy that Christmas is gone.....I'm happy that I'm still kicking! It was a good Christmas with family and friends. It did slip up on me and I wasn't as ready on the last day as I wanted to be. Every year I make myself a promise not to get so far behind with my shopping. This year I will try again to keep that promise. I want to make lapghans and snowflakes and take them to the nursing homes. If I start early....this will take place. Now we have a new year to start and I pray it will be a very HAPPY NEW YEAR for all my blogging friends.

Friday, December 22, 2006

EYE EXAM.....

Bill and I went to the eye doctor yesterday for our yearly eye exam. Neither of our eyes had changed since last year. PTL! He actually said Bill had healthy eyes. I told him "Thank Goodness, It's so good to know he still has SOMETHING healthy and still working"! He laughed! He wrote new prescriptions so we can have new glasses. Mine are five years old and Bill stepped on his..... they don't even look like a pair of glasses..... he has been wearing his prescription sun glasses for six months. So after Christmas we will go to the glasses store.....hoping it will be five more years before I have to go again!!!! "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to all my blogging friends.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Lucas Making Gingerbread Cookies.


Here's what it's all about. My grandson Lucas, in his glory. Ryan and Lucas was able to spend Saturday night with me, and this is how we used our time. After this we went to a Christmas Program at Va. Ave Baptist Church. I've already had my Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Afghan....Sunrise, Sunset.....


Here's a picture of the afghan I just finished. It is called Sunrise, Sunset. I imagine the light squares are the Sunrise and the dark squares are the Sunset. I worked the last two rows in the lobby of the hospital while Bill was having his cath. It drew a lot of attention. I told one elderly lady that I was on my last round and she said "Honey, I am too". That made me smile!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I'm Glad This Week Is Almost Over!!!!!

I have had a wearisome week. Bill went for a heart cath last Tuesday and after it was over he was admitted to CICU. His heart rate dropped into the low 40's and he had angina the whole length of the cath. They weren't about to let him come home. Altho he wasn't any worse than he has been for the last month. He stayed in CICU all night Tuesday night and half of the day Wed. Then he was put into a regular room and came home today...Thursday. The Doctors are debating whether to put in a pace maker and a defibulator. His appointment for the consultation is on Janurary 09. All of his graphs are closed except one. The third by-pass is NOT an option. He had a triple by-pass in 1992 and the second triple by-pass in in 1997. The Doctors here tell me there is not anything they can do. Maybe Duke is an option. We will see. Now for a little quite time. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank You!!!! And God Bless!!!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bill Got His Mobility Chair.....


They delivered Bill's chair yesterday. Here is a picture of Bill sitting in it and Chuck who delivered it. If Medicare had a neck, I would hug it! It came with all kinds of attachments.
And Chuck brought Bill this Prayer Pillow . Some lady makes them just for sick people. I think he said she was 90 years old. It had this card with it which said.....
You are Gods Beautiful Masterpiece. God gave me the gift to make pillows in hopes of bringing you joy, peace, relief from your pain and fears. If you are sad, lonely or hurting.....hug your pillow and pray. God loves you and will make you feel better. Smile....God Loves You, For you are His beautiful masterpiece.
I thought that was so sweet. Bill seemed to be touched also.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

TA...DA....My FAVORITE QUILT.....

I have been promising a picture of my favorite quilt on the Quilt Trail ....Here it is..... It looks like a "real" quilt hanging there.
Now take notice....I didn't say it was my favorite barn, but my favorite quilt. It is located on Joppa Mountain Road in Grainger County. Close up follows.

Close Up Of My Favorite Quilt...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

From My House To Yours.....

While I was out making a picture of the sunrise this morning (below).....I made a picture of my front door. I will wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.....(early) You can barely see how red the sky looks. It was beautiful.

Sunrise....this morning.


The sunrise was magnifcent this morning. This was around 6:00 and in one hour it was so cloudy. The sun hasn't shined here all day long, but it certainly did show its self this morning.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Quilt Barn...Ritter Farm

This barn is in Grainger County. Ritter Farm is one of several places that grow and sell Grainger County Tomatoes in the summer. There is a produce building beside this barn where you can buy all kind of vegetables. I love to stop there. It is on 11W between Bristol and Knoxville.

Close up of Quilt Barn at Ritter Farms.