Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mamaw gets a break.....

Here's a picture of my MIL, my daughter and my husband, Bill. Bill's sister took her Mother to her house for two days this past week-end. They won't let you keep them over night, but she had two good days visiting with everyone. She didn't even cry when she had to go back. I'm glad!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Another Crocheted Square.....

This is the latest square I sent out to Karen in FL. It is called Magnolia Blossom Square......designed by: Glynda Irby. The colors didn't come through as good as I wanted. The center is peach with one row of peach around near the edge.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New words for an old song from The Sound of Music.....

Okay, you know the movie. You know the song! Now sit down and sing the tune of "My Favorite Things" while using the following lyrics.... Oh..go ahead...Laugh with me! (It keeps me from crying)


Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up with string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs, cataracts, hearing aids, glasses,
Polident, Fixodent, false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, mobility chairs and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak...When the bones creak...When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things...
And I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and aspirin, and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food, no food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brain and a fear of sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin'.
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, when the hips break, When the eyes grow dim,
I simply remember the great life I've had, and I don't feel so bad.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Old Country Sayings....(All Gussied Up And No Where To Go).

I heard someone on the Radio say (I didn't just fall off the hay wagon). Which I gathered he meant he wasn't stupid. My Mother always said when she got dressed up, that she was all gussied up. And when she was frustrated she would say (For crying out loud) rather that swear. Judge Judy says (Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining) Which I gather means don't lie to me. I have a collection of old sayings that I have been writing down on paper for over ten years. I have over 600. What's some of your old sayings, from your past or now? Here are a few more of mine.....
She was all over him like a dog on a pork chop.
She's sharper than a tack. (smart)
Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it. (Think on it)
"Bye, bye and keep the shiny side up" (Means to drive safely and not flip your car)
I'll be there in three shakes of a lamb's tail"
I'll give it a lick and a promise. (In a hurry)

Now, tell me some of yours.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Crocheted Friendship Granny Square.....

This is the square I crocheted for my exchange this month. It goes to Dena in Florida. Everytime I send out a square, I make myself one of the same. That way, when I put them together, I will be able to see all of the ones I have sent out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crocheted Hat and Scarf.....

I just finished crocheting this hat and scarf. It will go into my "Christmas Box" to use as a gift ....unless it gets cold this week-end, and I want to wear it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Spurts of Spring......

With flowers peeking through the soil and tempertures expected to hit the middle 70s today, it seems spring has arrived a little early in my home town.
But the weatherman tells us not to get used to it. Temperatures are expected to drop 30 degrees by the week-end, and there's even talk of snow.
We really could use some rain. Normally, the area has about 10 inches of rain by this timeof year, but so far there have been only about five inches.
But whatever happens, it's a fact...Spring can't be very far away!!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Appreciate What You Have.....

One day, a wealthy man took his son on a trip to a small village so his son could see how the poor villagers lived.

They stayed one day and one night in the home of a very humble farmer. At the end of the trip, when they returned home, the father asked his son. "What did you think of the trip?"

The son replied, "Very nice, Dad."

The father continued by asking, "What did you learn?"

The son responded, "I learned that we have only one dog in our house, and they have four. Also, we have a fountain in our garden, but they have a stream that has no end. And we have imported lamps in our garden....where they have the stars! And our garden goes to the edge of our property, but they have the entire horizon as their back yard!"

At the son's reply, the father was speechless.

His son then said, "Thank you, Dad, for showing me how poor we really are."

Isn't it true that it depends on the lens you use to see life?

One can ask, what would happen if we give thanks for what we have instead of always asking for more?

Learn to appreciate what you have. Wealth is all in one's point of view!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Meet Janis and Carolyn......

Here are two of my dear friends. I went to Janis' house today....Carolyn was there also and they proceeded to show me what they had crocheted since Christmas. I want to make one now. They are beautiful. And here is Carolyn. At one time we got together once a week, but as of late something has kept us from doing that. It's like a "pause that refreshes."

Monday, March 05, 2007

Bill's Life Care Center...

This has been a busy and sad week. My Mother-in-law is now in the Life Care Center . She will be 95 this coming September. Her sister was living with her and could no longer take care of her . Living by herself was no longer an option. She seems content and happy so far. Her daughter lives about fifteen minutes away from the center and will go often to see her. Bill and I will go as much as we can. Lisa (my daughter) made the Heart Quilt for her. I think she is going to feel "right at home". I pray that she does!
This was made the day before she was taken to the Life Care Center. Doesn't she look pretty? I love her dearly. She has always treated me like her daughter.