Saturday, May 19, 2012


I've been working extremely hard this week.   My floor is almost up and ready for a new floor.  That will happen after I go to the Outer Banks next week.   I need a vacation.  A group from my son's church will be there and I was invited.....along with Ryan and Lucas.  We are all very excited to feel that cool ocean water on our feet.  After painting my dining room a pale yellow, I knew my blue dishes would not look good in my hutch.  I gathered all my cut glass and put it in my hutch.   After I had it all arranged, I decided to add some lights because you couldn't see the glass.    So that took a while, and below is the results.  Click to make larger. 

Monday, May 14, 2012


On Mother's Day yesterday... at our church,.the  theme was "Hat's Off To Mother's"  All the ladies wore hats.   If you will notice farther down, someone came by and put a hat on my brother-in-law.  He took it all in stride.   What a blessed day we had.  I am so thankful for my Godly Mother...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


To My Mother.....Sarah  Jane Cardwell...Born Aug 3, 1911;  Died Jan. 13 1983


When you thought I wan't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned it was good to be kind.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things in life can be special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you did not feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grew up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I needed to know to be a good and productive person when I grew up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."     

   I'm saying it now and I wish you could hear me.....maybe you can!!!!!   I love you and miss you everyday!

Friday, May 04, 2012


Today was the big 75.   But you know it isn't the years in your's the life in your years.   I try to live each day to the fullest and thank God for waking me up each morning.   I made the above pictures today in my yard.   Here is what my horoscope said about me today in our local paper:     Goals you were unable to achive in the past months are likely to be easily attained in the year ahead.  This won't be by chance.  It will be because you've learned a lot from failure and won't repeat any of your mistakes.   You might not show any signs of getting a move on, but once you get involved in something you like, you'll be dedicated to the cause until the job is finished......  (Boy, I sure do hope it's getting my kitchen floor finished)   :  )