Friday, November 30, 2012

What's In Your Wallet????

I think sometimes this is how the kids see my wallet. LOL.  Actually my grandkids do not ask for too many things for Christmas. Thank goodness :):) I treat all the children and grandchildren the same. Now here's the thing...what do I do about  the extra kids coming into our lives.  Fiancees , boyfriends, and girlfriends of the grandkids??? Seems no one wants socks any more. LOL. Just kidding about that. I have thought about gift certificates for an eating place...hey all kids like to eat.
  Everyone, I want to thank you for your prayers and kind words for my sister Brenda. She is staying at my sister Jeanie's for a few days. She will be getting some out patient treatments soon. I will tell more about those's almost space age stuff.  xoxoxo.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Visiting My Sister .....

 The short one on the left is Brenda. She is in the hospital, with back problems. She has osteoporosis . She is getting to the point where she can have fractures ever so easily. I'll be seeing her at the hospital today. Not sure how bad her condition has become. She has been suffering more this year. We could sure use some prayers for her from all you wonderful bloggers. Thank you. xoxo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Tree Is Up....

This is the ornament I have had since I was 16. I really love it, just like me , it's showing some age. I have to make a trip to Hobby-Lobby today. Never know what I may buy. I have been loving everyone mercury glass items.:):) Today is suppose to be warmer than yesterday, here in Indiana. May be able to decorate the porch . xo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Horton's Christmas Open House...

 These photos are last years. But there will be just as many lovely things this year at Horton's. My computer problems are not letting me post any new pictures. So until it's fixed, I'll have to use old photos. This Saturday is the open house. I am going. Think I'll go alone so I can really look.:):) I do have to get my daughter a gift, her birthday is soon.
  I have been enjoying everyone's decorations. I find it is one way I can have it all, by viewing all the great decors of  fellow bloggers. xo

Monday, November 26, 2012

Girls Who Craft....

Savannah and Emma had a nice day of crafting. We made bracelets for their moms, first thing. Then we made Noel Christmas banners, out of paperback book pages , foam board and ribbons. Then we baked sugar cookies and decorated them. Lots of finger licking was going on :):) Sunday morning we made fleece scarves for their dads and moms. So easy, just a long strip of fleece and fringe the ends. Then they made gift tags and wrapped their gifts to take home. It was an extremely busy time, while they were here, because there was baths and head washing and manicures too.. They played well together and were so well behaved. I was proud of them.
 I have an old housecoat of my moms, I kept it when she passed away. The girls took turns wearing it  and asking questions about my mother.  Emma was two and Savannah was four, when my mother they really have no memory of her. It pleased me that they wanted to know about my mother.
  It's a beautiful day here, cold but sunny.  Enjoy this day . xo

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Today Will Be A Crafting Day....

Savannah and Emma are coming to spend the night. We are going to work on a couple crafting projects. We will make gifts for their parents for Christmas. Well I hope we can get them finished. The girls tend to bicker when they have had too much cousin time :):) So I am only keeping them one night. Hope your weekend is great fun. The computer man has not called. I will call them again on Monday. I know my daughter would help me , but she is in the process of moving into her new house this weekend. We all know that will take more than a weekend to move in and put things away. She will be busy till next weekend.
  It's cold here today. Hope we get some sunshine, even the cold is more bearable with sunshine. xo

Friday, November 23, 2012

Well It's A Start...

Now I found a photo I can post. I'll have to see what I can do tomorrow. LOL . We went to town to see the computer guy...his dad was at the desk in the shop.....tons of computers all over the floor...I said "hey do you ever fix anything?" I would almost swear I saw this same pile of dusty old computers last year. The old fellow says, I don't do anything but take info, my son will call you. He has not called yet and that was noon. I am going to ask him to make a house call. :):)

Looking For The Computer Repairman....

Today, I am going to see if the fellow who repairs computers is in his shop. I sure hope he is, I need his help.
Hope all of you had a great day with family and friends yesterday. I truly enjoyed myself . Lots of hugs , laughs and good food. We are going to have a slow day here. Have a nice weekend , everyone. xo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Wishing all of you a great day with your family and friends. May there be plenty of good food, laughter and hugs. I am so excited to be getting together with two of my daughter's and their families. Liz had to work today, so her husband is making her dinner. It should all be ready when she gets off work.Hopefully his parents will be there also. Kathy has to work on Black she wanted to just stay home , make a small meal for her family ,then rest. I truly understand that.  May God bless all of us today. Stay safe. xoxo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today, I am not being allowed to post photos. It's me and my lack of knowledge of the computer. Not blogger for a change. Maybe with my daughter out of school for the weekend, she could come help me. I will continue to visit all of you. Wishing each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. xoxo

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tree Time Soon....

This is blurry, but I like it. It's getting close to time to put this skinny tree up, again. It is so simple, three sections.  So why do I dread it. Once it is up, I am fine. I have been thinking about that feeling. I honestly think it's because I am the one who has do it all . My daughters used to help when they were little. Then even when they were older, I could get them to come home on the 3rd of December to help me. I would have a birthday chili supper for my oldest, and they would all come over. Now everyone is running in circles. Working, have their own family things to do, and have no time. I am missing those old days when my girls we so young and at home with me.  Life goes on..... Counting down to Thursday. xo

Monday, November 19, 2012

Good Morning Sunshine....

 The sun was just coming up. The sky was so pink, orange, and Whenever I see the sun rise or set, I know there is a God. The God. The earth's beauty is breath taking.
   Here is the wrapping paper I bought at the Big Lots store. I have started to wrap the gifts that Ted and I give to our families. I only have 10 more to wrap.:):) I have been thinking, that maybe after Christmas,I may gift one to some lucky someone in a give away. I have never had one, but I know I could. I will check with people who have had them to get the rules. Let's get out there and enjoy this glorious day.  XO

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Great Weekend...

 Yesterday, three of my sisters and I walked in the park. So pretty there. The past two days has been the prettiest skies and decent temperatures.
 Today, I had sister day luncheon. We had the best time. Great food, thank goodness for those cooking bags.:):)Talking, laughing, and calling our big brother. We tease him every time we have a sister day. Pay back is sweet. As soon as we get him on the phone, we all yell, " Ya-Ya". Then we hear him say, "oh no , it's those darn ya-ya's." He lives in Alabama, the rest of us live here in Indiana. I hope all of you had a great weekend , so far.  Enjoy these wonderful days. xoxo

Friday, November 16, 2012

Goodies From The Sale....

 I bought this jar at the church bazaar last Saturday. It has a mark on the bottom, not real clear in this photo. It says , ironstone china, J.&G. Weakin,Hanley England. No lid, it had one once, I am sure, because the rim is chipped. I will use it as a vase.
 I also bought these dollies, a book of children's stories,a small dish with a bird on it. The book copyrighted 1957,has Dicken's Christmas Carol ,Me and the Bears, John Paul Jones, David and Goliath, and a few more. The Christmas Carol,has illustrations by Everett Shinn. I love old books. xo

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Here's My Junk....

 Two animal pictured stretchable book jackets, for you know who....Emma and Savannah. Plus this big French dictionary. I will learn a bit from it , then use it for decorations. Five cute little fruit dishes. I'll use those at sister day lunch.
 Here is the 1/2 priced items I got at the Big Lots store. Honestly, 1/2 price compared to our local grocery. I should have taken pictures of what my sister bought. :):) After shopping, we came home and had a cappachino. Sat on the porch ,watched some birds feeding, and had a nice visit. Not much going on today. Some laundry....which I find odd...who is wearing all these clothes?? There are only two people living here.:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Going Junking....

My sister , Jeanie and I , are going to the goodwill to junk. We will also go to Big Lots, which is new junk. I will say sometimes you can find  nice things at the BL store. I will be looking for wrapping papers. Ted has finished our gifts to the families. I need to wrap them....can't tell yet, cause my daughter Kathy follows my blog. :):) She'll read this and wish she were going junking with us.LOL Kathy has a great knack for reworking things .Hope all of you have a fun day. xo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Sweet Lady....

 This is Nettie. I just met her at the church bazaar. She was selling used books. She was so friendly and sweet. We were talking , and she told me a story of her necklace. This little gold  circular shape , is her husband's thumbprint. When he passed away, she got his print from the armed service department, that was on file...somewhere. I am still in awe of that. She had it made into a necklace. On the back it says" My Love"
Nettie said her husband was the love of her life and she misses him so much.  I just had to take her picture. I did ask if I could post it and tell this story.  xo

Monday, November 12, 2012

Breaking News....

 This is my second post today.....just look what happened why I was posting about an hour ago. I didn't have the blinds open in the office, so I was shocked when I just got up for coffee.  NO,NO,NO...I am not ready for this. I need a blanky and cappachino.

Treasures From The Bazaar...

 Here are 4 dolls that I bought. One for Emma, Savannah, niece Evie, and one for me. The church sold these dolls for  3-5 Dollars each. I bought these cute little bracelets. They are made with the stretch string. I will be giving my sisters one along with some key chains. I will be having sister day luncheon this coming Saturday. I usually have one each season...but this summer we never could get all together. xoxo

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sorry Everyone...

You'll have to just scroll down when you read this to the last post...I check it out and it's so messed up... Not having very much luck today with my site... so sorry. maybe tomorrow. xo

Yesterday's Church Bazaar......

 Heading to Elwood, to set up for the bazaar, the sun coming up looked like a huge fire, on the horizon.
 The bazaar was in the basement of the 1st baptist church. Much later in the day, I hear 5 churches were having bazaars. As you can see plenty of church lady goodies for sale on this table, cookies, fudges, noodles, cheese balls(kept in the fridge). Bread

Friday, November 9, 2012

When Children Explain....

These little shelters are for picnicing by the swimming pool, in our park. Once when my oldest granddaughter was 4...she told me, "nana they is people in they houses, they have no walls." I ask where these people were. She said "by the swimmin pool".  Then when I realized she was talking about the shelters I asked if they were having a picnic.  She says in her four year old voice, "no, they was eatin."   :):) I laugh every time I think of her telling me that story.  Hope you can have a fun memory to recall. xo

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Walking In The Park....

Going for a walk in our city park today. It's easy to walk there, and twice around is a mile. This arch is at one entrance, which is a walkway.  There's a drive entrance on the east side of the park. I have walked  on the roads here for the past two days...but a short distance.
  Yesterday, when I posted the Sisters were was the Nuns at the St.Joseph academy, not my sisters. Actually I invited two of my sisters to lunch yesterday. We spoke of the academy. My sister Jeanie worked there, before retiring, She told me why they were closing. Seems there were not enough Nuns , for the people in charge,to keep the place full staffed for a nursing home. This does come down to money. So the 7 or 8 Nuns were moved to other nursing homes run by the catholics. Sorry if some of posts are confusing :):):)
   Still praying for the East , they could sure use a break.   Enjoy this day. xoxo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sisters Moving To Michigan....

 The infirmed Sisters of Saint Joseph, are moving today , to Michigan.I will miss visiting with them. I heard a rumor of a doctor asking about the Academy buildings. As a place for people who need specialty care. That would be very nice for our community. I just can't help but think of all the young girls who attended school here . Some went on to become Nuns. The Sisters of St. Joseph have been good to our community. They taught schools . Gave lots of love to those in need. I hope they all find happiness where ever they go. xo

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Vote For Me....

I just got home from voting.:):) Prayed as I clicked the buttons.  We were  number 5 and 6 in the line as the doors were opened. I noticed most of those in line were ready to go to work. Like our neighbor girl, her MIL was tending the books. That's how you know you are living in a small town., when you see so many people you know. Two ladies I have known for over 40 years, they always work the polls. So now I can have some coffee, I have done my civic duty. :):)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tomorrow, Is Just A Day Away...

Can't begin to tell all of you how excited I am about tomorrow. Not just the voting, not seeing friends and neighbors at the polls.....but the end of the nasty political ads. Hooray. Sad that our political parties  have become so foul.  Pray for guidance in voting tomorrow. I sure will be. I have my mind made up, I pray the right people take office. Not the ones who promise the most, or say what they think America wants to hear. But the ones with their own backbones, who will stand up for the U.S.A. Please vote. xoxo

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Horton's In Tipton....

Horton's is having their Christmas special this coming Saturday, Nov. 10 th.....from 9 to 5. If you are looking for some really different items as gifts, this is where you want to find them. The Hortons are the nicest family. You will be impressed with them. You have to know, they make that incredible fudge. Many different flavors. So if you are out and about in the area, stop in Horton's, you will be pleased. xo

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Here's the weekend. We had a small fire in the fireplace this morning, there was frost on the ground. Then later as I went to town to pick up my new glasses, it sleeted and rained. Bummer. Stopped for a few things at the small grocery in town. I need to go to the grocery, but more and more, I have to make myself go there. I love people , can talk with just about anyone, but find myself getting irritated at the stores. I am going to have to work on that. I don't want to be a grumpy old woman...bad enough just being old :):):) Hope you are enjoying your day. xo