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.

Third Place rRibbon.....

Third Place Ribbon......

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Todays Pickings.....

Actually it was yesterday...... I made tomato sauce, and another gallon of shake pickles. Can't you tell I am feeling better? I'm feeling good enough to go to the county fair tonight. The heat is going to be the part I dread. The heat index was 106 here in E. Tennessee yesterday. WOW!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


It has been a long time since I have been this sick. Last Thursday night I started running a high fever. It stayed at 103 for three days. I finally gave up and went to the Urgent Care Unit on sunday afternoon. It was so busy....I was there four hours. The first thing the Doctor asked if I had ever had the Shingles. I haven't. My fore head was one solid whelp, and bright red. My eyes were swollen shut and my hair was a mess. I made a picture of myself, but it scared me when I saw it, so I deleted it instantly. They finally said I had Cellulitus. I don't know if that's the way you speel it or not. It is a skin infection.....not from being dirty, but just something that happens. For years, I have had a bad case of dandruff. I have tried every shampoo on the market...none works. And I have a tendency to scratch in my head. That is where the infection came from. I shampoo my hair every other day and still it was itchy. The Dr. wrote me a prescription for some shampoo that I think is going to work....along with something else I tried. Some one told me they had seen in Dr. Gott about someone who couldn't get rid of their dandruff and had tried rubbing KOOL WHIP into their hair.....every other day for about a week. Well, I did that. My hair feels so much better, I could almost eat it! LOL My dandruff is gone.... my whelps are gone and my fever is gone. I am almost back to normal.... enough to know that I WILL SURVIVE!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bill's Birthday Dinner....

Sunday, Aug, 14th was Bill's birthday. He was 71. Lisa, Ryan and Lucas came home to take him out for his birthday dinner. Of course, I went along too. It was a fun day. Bill took his mobility chair to the mall for the first time and he actually said he had a good time.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I Found Another Quilt Barn.....

And guess what????? It is on the road where I live. Someone must have known how I liked seeing these. Here are two of my favorite things.....Barns and Quilts. Somewhere in my blog you will find lots of quilt barns. Not long ago, my husband and I made a trip everyday to see how many we could find. My grandchildren are looking for them now.

Friday, August 10, 2007

My Pitiful Little Sunflowers.....

The reason I am posting this ....they are red when they first come out. I like them, even tho they do look pitiful. I planted them in my back yard, and the water supply on them has been short. Bless their little hearts!!!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007


I made this little bookmark today. It slips down onto the corner of your page. It is so hot outside, I had to find something to do.... that didn't take any effort or energy! The book is A Painted House by John Grisham. I'm over half way through....usually, I do not like his books, but this one I have enjoyed.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Stream At Backbone Rock.....

Since it's so hot here, I thought this picture would be pleasant to see today. The stream is at Backbone Rock.... Wouldn't it be nice to put your feet in this cool, cool water? We might have to make a trip there just so I can do that!!! It's 85 degrees here already and it's only 9:00 AM. Stay COOL....everyone!!!!!