Friday, December 28, 2007

Here's my "Blackberry"

Here's my phone Lisa got me for Christmas. It's almost as good as the iphone...just not a touch screen. The screen didn't show up, but it has all of these little icons just like a computer. And it is a crmera phone too! Thank you Lisa..... I will be careful and won't drop it into a cup of coffee!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


LOL!!!!! We had so much fun this year. Lisa and her family came Christmas Eve. The boys had been here since the Friday before. We went shopping and bought presents from Ryan and Lucas to their Mom and Dad. We had so much.... I am so thankful we could all be together.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Mantle...

Here is my Living Room.....

My Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of my tree with the snowflakes I cut out. The lights do not show up. the sun is shining brightly this morning with a tempature of 56. It is going to be in the upper 60's. That doesn't do much for putting you in the Christmas spirit. I'm going to rake the rest of my leaves!!!!
A doll I knitted called "Cutie Pie". Notice how skinny her arms and legs are!
And my ever-lovin' cat!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


To your enemy.....forgiveness.
To an opponent....tolerance.
To a friend............your heart.
To a customer......service.
To every child.....a good example.
To yourself.........respect.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I'm trying to change my profile picture.....that's the reason I posted this picture of me. I'm NOT having any luck. I can get the URL, but it says it has to many characters. I don't know which characters to delete. Maybe I will figure it out!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Meal At Lisas House.....

A dip that was so good. I need to get the recipe from her for this one.
She made the cranberry sauce from real cranberries. It was yummy....and the Pumpking Roll came from Walmart, but it was one of the best ones I had ever eaten. Good job, Walmart!!!!!
And the half eaten turkey. I forgot to make picture before it was carved....Oh, Well!!

More Thanksgiving Food......

Lisa cutting into the dressing....
Thanksgiving cake from Magpie in Knoxville.....
Grape Salad
Pumpkin Pie......from scratch.....
My Plate....... A LOT to be Thankful for....and I am!!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

What I Have Been Making......

This is a Knitted scarf or you can use it for a belt. I made it for a little girl that has just turned thirteen. Her name is Anna. There was a little yarn left over and I made her a headband to match.
And this crocheted square is called "Irish Rose". It goes to my partner for this month. Her name is Peggie and she lives in San Luis, AZ. It is prettier than it looks in the picture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My First Knitted Sock.....

Have I told you that I am learning to knit socks? Well, here is my first one almost half done. I started at the cuff which is in the lower right hand corner and continued down to the heel and then the gussett. Now I am working in the round again towards the toe. I am knitting with The Magic Loop. This pair is for Ryan and I hope to have them finished way before Christmas because Lucas will have to have a pair too. I wish I had time to knit everyone I know a pair of socks. That is so much fun!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I took a tumble.....

Well, on Thursday, I was trying to catch my cat . I was about halfway up my basement stairs and he ran under my feet and I tumbled all the way to the bottom. The tumble didn't hurt all that much, but when I landed, I hit my head on a corner door facing. It is sharp as a knife. A knot came up just below my crown the size of a tea cup and the blood was a lot. I called my next door neighbor. He told me to call ask a nurse. I did and she said if it hadn't stopped bleeding in 20 minutes to go to the ER. Well, it had already been about 45 so I went They did a CAT scan on my head and x-rayed my lower back. Nothing was broken and no brain bleed or a concussion. I have two real nice silver staples in my head and will go back in ten days to have them removed. I'm doing O.K. but feel like I have been run over by a truck. I notice myself being more careful when I get on the stairway now. Ryan made a picture of my wound, but it's to gross to post on the internet. Maybe when it heals and if I have a "bald" spot, I will post one then....Maybe! Hope everyone's week-end has been better than mine!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Spring on top of Holston Mountain....

This spring on top of the mountain has been running all of my life and long before that, I guess. The last time we were there, the stream is a lot smaller. You can barely see it in the picture. It is about the size of a pencil. I have been hearing about wells drying up....I certainly hope this spring keeps on running!!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

South Holston Lake.....

Here is a picture of our lake last week. The clouds were way down on the mountain. I think I posted a picture once before from this very spot. The water is very low, but not at a critical stage.

Circus Time.....

Well, I enjoyed the boys and didn't want to take them home. We went to the Shriners Circus on Saturday. I enjoyed THAT as much as they did. It's been a busy time since they left. I didn't do a thing but enjoy them while they were here. Now back to the everyday things that need to be done. Today is going to be rather warm and I have a lot that needs to be done outside. Tomorrow it"s supposed to rain. We still need rain desperately.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

No Picture Today.....

We are going to Knoxville today to bring Ryan and Lucas home with us. They are on their Fall break and are anxiously waiting on me to come after them.
The leaves are finally turning bright colors here. It's raining this morning and I just want to get outside and stand in the rain. The sound on my tin roof is good. I will post more later on in the week! Thanks Jamie Dawn for checking in! I will be in church Sunday!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Three more pictures made at the house below....

This bedroom is upstairs.

And the kitchen.....
The bathroom.......

Potts Homeplace.....

This house is over 100 years old. It has been restored by the daughter. I went there yesterday and I didn't want to leave. It is georgous.
Here is the back of the house....
The Living Room.....
Another picture in the living room....
Claw Foot Tub..... No one lives in the house, but they go there for week-ends and for birthday parties and such. I have some more picture I will post later.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Here's What I Have Been Crocheting and Knitting....

Two hats, two pair of booties and a bib......
A little crocheted hat......
Crocheted hat a bib to match.....
Knitted booties.....They remind me of Crocs!! All of these are for a girl my daughter knows. She just had her first baby, and she has just found out she has cancer, all over her body. She is 24. I think that is so sad.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


This came up from a seed we spit out in the yard....The watermelon isthe size of a football today. I hope it has time to get ripe before the freezing weather comes upon us. Altho I am kinda ready for that to happen.
This is called :Farewell To Summer" It is in the aster family. I always enjoy it every year.
And here is some Lantana! It just won't quit!

Friday, October 05, 2007


This is the Highlander Band where my son Gary plays the bagpipes. He is the third one from the left. This was the Shriners Convention and it was wonderful. That was the best and the LONGEST parade I had ever seen! Ryan and I had a blast!!!!
Here is front of the place where we ate. It was called "Crabby Mikes", and it sure was good!
And our Motel.....The Sand Castle. We stayed on the ninth floor. Bill is sitting on the balcony. You cannot see him, but he waved at me just as I made the picture.
P.S. I am so happy, I can finally post more than ONE picture at a time. It was my dial-up connection. The DSL is great!

Thursday, October 04, 2007


but she didn't tell me they would all come at the same time!!!!! LOL Our trip to the beach was glorious, but when we returned to home, three major things happed here. First, the A/C Compressor went out on my car. I was out in it by myself and had to call Carolyn, my dear friend to come pick me up and bring me home. The next day, my car was towed home. We are not going to have it repaired, because it is getting old and has a lot of miles (like me). We are having our other car fixed. The air suspension things had to be replaced. That was a whopping 600.00 and some dollars. It is still in the garage being worked on.
Next, my septic tank wasn't working right and the water was backing up in my shower in the basement. My son dug down to the tank and removed the lid and the drain going into the tank was full of roots. I knew there was no way we could solve this problem, so I called the septic tank people and they had in opened up in no time. The told me to but Copper Sulfate Crystals and put half a tub in the tank and then flush the rest down the comodes. This is supposed to kill the roots in the tank and the drain. I pray it worked. But you can bet your life, I will use these crystals on a regular basics. That was terrible.!!!!
Next, my computer crashed while we were gone. I just now today got it back up and running. Had to have a new hard drive and Mother board, but the good part, now I have high speed internet. I'm not used to everything going so fast, but it seems good. The bad part is...I lost a lot of my pictures (but most of them were saved) and I hadn't backed up my favorite places. I doubt if I will ever remember all of them!
But life is good, at least, I'm still above ground. LOL Thanks Grammie, for asking about me....I am loving my new cat! I think he loves me too!!!
Hopefully in the next few days everything will be back to normal and I can get back to posting again. That is my wish!

Monday, September 17, 2007

My Mailbox for Yard Sale.....

I had a yard sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week. This is my sign and my mail box. A lot of people laughed. It looked like a child stuffed in my mail box. I made almost 100.00. That will be nice when we go to Myrtle Beach SC next Thursday. It is the Shriners Convention and my son Gary plays the bagpipes with the Highlanders. Last year it was in Virginia Beach. I'm looking forward to a little R&R! Ryan is going with us. I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"IT RAINED"!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ran for my camera when it started raining and then I ran out into the rain. Here you cannot see the rain, but you can tell my driveway is wet. My yard is brown. The air smells so fresh this morning.


Here is a picture of my step that goes out into the yard. Notice there isn't much grass. Maybe this rain last night will revive what is left.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

In My Back Yard....

Lib over at Libs Private Paradise wanted to know what you see when you walk out into your back yard. Here is one thing I Clematis Virginia. The other things are dried up tomato and cucumber plants....brown grass that crackles under your feet. The leaves are falling and they haven't changed colors. The weatherman just rain in sight.


This is Bills side of the family....Not all of them, but a few of them. Of course we missed his Mom. I made a recipe of beef, potatoes , mustard, broth and flour that she always brought to every occasion. Everyone remembered! The reunion was at Bills sisters house in Elizabethton. Thanks Loretta!!!!! It was great!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Another Cat.....

My son went out into the back yard Monday morning and there was a kitten sitting looking up at him. It was a new kitty on the block! It took up with us immediately, and I asked the neighbors if they had a missing cat. They didn't! It seemed to be hungry, so I think someone has dropped it here. When night came, I put him in the lot where Puddy Cat stayed at night. The next morning he had escaped from the lot. I named him "Houdini". Here he is asleep in my swing. He's not Puddy Cat, but I'm beginning to like him just the same.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sad Day For Me!!!!!

I ran over "Puddy Cat". He had been sleeping underneath my car since the hot weather began. I ALWAYS looked under there, but today I didn't. He didn't die, so I picked him up and rushed him to the emergency pet clinic. He had massive spinal injuries, and they said he probably wouldn't walk again, so I had him put down. He was 16 years old, and I loved that cat. In the winter time, he slept on a heating pad, and every night (Winter and Summer) he lay in a certain spot outside my door waiting for me to come carry him to his house outside. Grammie, I guess he is at Rainbow Bridge with Gizmo. Missing you Puddy Cat. Your memories will remain in my heart!!!!
Above, you will see him asleep in his favorite chair.


This Rose Doily won a blue ribbon. Scroll on down and you will see two more items that won a third place ribbon. It was fun. Now to start thinking about what I can enter next year. Rachel, I entered my Prairie Star Afghan, but it didn't win. I didn't like the way they had it displayed. It was folded up inside a case with other items placed on top. You couldn't see the pattern at all....Oh Well, I'm sure there isn't room to hang I'm happy with the ribbons I received.