Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Read at your own risk....

 edited to add:
Be sure and listen to the second song at least half way through.  Has a long introduction...need to listen past the first 1 1/2 minute to get to the real song.

I  heard about these Getting To Know me questions on Mildred's blog...I decided to play along.

1. What is your middle name?

2. What was favorite subject at school?
I loved biology in high school.

3. What is your favorite drink?
 That depends on the time of day, the weather outside and what I have been doing.  Coffee to go with breakfast, then either Coke, iced tea, or water any other time.

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?
I don't have a current favorite song...but how about an old favorite:

If that don't suit you, have you heard this one?  Roger heard bits and pieces of it on a game he had and I hunted till I found it.

5. What is your favorite food?
Home cooked or grilled....but I could not name one specific food.  I will eat bacon any time.  And LOVE Tomatoes.

6. What is the last thing you bought?
Christmas gifts...oh, no, I ordered thread after I got home.

7. Favorite book of all time?
Too many to name...

8. Favorite Color?
I love them all!

9. Do you have any pets?
Two cats, but we have always had dogs, also, till the past few years.  When the girls were home we had mice and rats, and rabbits.  Raised a robin, and had a squirrel for a while.

10. Favorite Perfume?
I don't wear perfume

11. Favorite Holiday?
Christmas and Thanksgiving

12. Are you married?
Yes, had our 41st anniversary in July

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?
We crossed over into Canada, but just to say we had been on Canadian soil.

14. Do you speak any other language?

15. How many siblings do you have?
I am the youngest of 8 children...

16. What is your favorite shop?
I don't have a favorite shop, but it would be a quilt shop.

17. Favorite restaurant?
Close to home, I do love Texas Roadhouse, but my favorite restaurant is Yoder's Kitchen in Arthur, Illinois.  It is about 75 miles away so while we don't go once a month, we do make it over there a few times a year.

18. When was the last time you cried?
Tonight as I watch Collin Raye She's With Me...remember he sang Love Me?  And if that is not enough, something about Love Me made me think of Pirates of the Mississippi's Feed Jake.

19. Favorite Blog?
Too many to name...

20. Favorite Movie?
I am trying to think of just one and I cannot make a decision.  I will stop and watch Steel Magnolias any time I see it on.  I loved Seabisuit.  And the movie about Secretariat.

21. Favorite TV shows?
I love to watch The Voice...and I love Masterpiece on PBS...just finished watch this season of Poldark and also The Durrells in Corfu.

22. PC or Mac?

23. What phone do you have?
Samsung Note 8

24. How tall are you?

25. Can you cook?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Eagles from Wed, November 22

Wednesday we were left McDonald's and headed home.  We were not but a 3 or 4 minutes from there and I spotted a Bald Eagle...

And then there were two!  I quickly pulled well off the highway and got out snapped a few pics, but these were the only two I got half in focus.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Which do you like best....

We were watching a Fleetwood Mac concert tonight...they sang this.  It was written by Stevie Nicks and has been a favorite of mine for years.  Below is the version by the Dixie Chicks.  I am not sure which version is my favorite.....I guess I have reasons for loving both versions.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Will it ever be done???

Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon getting the layers stretched and t-pinned to the floor, then I got it pin-basted.  Maybe one of these days I will actually start the quilting.  I want to keep my sewing machine free till after Thanksgiving so in case daughter and I get a chance to sew, we can.  It has always taken me a while to finish things but now it takes me forever to do anything.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

More furbabies...

Click to enlarge....look at that Otti....he is aging so.  It breaks my heart to see it.  That link in the first sentence will take you back through posts showing him.  He could not be a better dog...nothing could be improved.  In my opinion.  He loves his family, loves their friends, so good with kids that you could not ask for more.  Lorelei has climbed on him, laid on him, slept on him....put him in her wagon....he just let her and any of her friends do anything they wanted.

As I have told before, he don't meet a stranger.  He has got on the UPS truck one time...wanted to go for a ride.  Another time, he tried to get on the school bus with all the kids.  And then just this Halloween, he got out the front door, and tried to get in this truck...with complete strangers.  They yelled at the guy to not open his door just in time...I think he did get tickled though cause he saw how bad Otto wanted to go.

Their neighborhood is full of kids at Halloween so the streets are full, and everyone is going slow, so there was no danger. 

Rosie is a pistol...she trembles with joy when any family member comes...she loves so intensely.  She goes from one to the other of us when several of us come in at the same time.  At some point I usually have her in my lap and she lays back with her belly up to be rubbed.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Busy times...

Lorelei spent the night last night, and did not go home till the afternoon...she wanted to go to the park last night.

I took her but was so cold we only stayed about 20-25 minutes.  She was fine, but I was freezing.

She told me that people at school that didn't know her name just called her Monkey...because she is always hanging on the monkey bars.  She told me 'That's okay.....I just take it as a compliment.'

She is growing up much too quick....
It has been kind of hectic the past few weeks...I even forgot I had an appt. for a haircut this afternoon!

It is not that I have had so many things to do, but the hoops I had to jump through to get a few things done.  Two things were prescriptions, and I am still waiting on one.  But it is out of my hands.  One doctor was supposed to get Roger an appt. with a pulmonologist, and I waited a week and a half and no word...so, I just got an appt with our family dr....that was Wed. and the appt has done been made....of course it is not until January of next year.  But still...at least one is made.

And that is only part of what has been going on...it has really made me think about stopping blogging completely.  But for now I will carry on a bit longer and see how things go.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I think most people know this is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri...it stands 630 ft. tall...we passed by it when there but did not attempt to go up.  I don't know why, but it did not even cross my mind.  Daughter just took us down to the area because she works near it.

This is one of the churches we passed...beautiful, impressive churches were everywhere, but I did not get any good photos...

Another shot, not so good...but you get the idea.

I hope to post another one or two in the days to come....

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A tiny bit of stitching...

I have been playing a bit with sewing.  Just bits of time here and there.  I made the pineapple blocks above using scraps left from making the pumpkin placemats below.
I had fun making these because I could finish them.

I have been experimenting with a couple other things but cannot settle to one that I want to do.
I seem to have slowed down a lot...takes me so long to get anything accomplished.

Add to that for the past few weeks have had 2 and 3 appts every week....

We did make it to St. Louis for long weekend with our other daughter.  It was a fun weekend...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Yep, our Sunshine will be wearing glasses soon....she is supposed to get them this week.  Isn't she cute?

I think I have told you before how she blames her clumsiness on her mom and I...well, the ophthalmologist ask her if she was clumsy.  Guess what her answer was?  Yep, you guessed it...she told the Dr. that she got her clumsiness from her mom and Mamaw.  As if that is not enough, she went so far as to tell her that her Aunt R is like her Papaw and they are NOT clumsy!

Wonder of wonders...I started this post this afternoon, and didn't get to finish it.  Then later, I received this photo of her with her new glasses!