Friday, May 26, 2017

Funny Friday

Happy Friday, all..
Wil here
As you can see, 
I am all dressed for 
warm weather...
Only problem is...
this week the weather
isn't warm...
and this 'little' Bear
is freezing...
During the night the 
temperature fell to
50 degrees...
I think I need to
rethink my attire...
Hope you have a fun
and Happy Memorial

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it? That would be red....its still my favorite color but I'd like to change the walls in our living room....

2. What's something you'll NEVER do again?

3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't. I've spent most of my marriage keeping the home and raising my family....I am a girly girl although I was a tomboy as a kid always paling around with my young uncles....the home is my domain and I like it comfortable....I used to get up with my husband in the morning and make his breakfast, have dinner on the table when he was ready to eat....some things have changed...............a couple of ways I don't fit:: I can fix things....we once built a house and I did the wiring....I pay the bills....I don't mind getting my hands dirty....I bait my hook and clean fish...

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle?  no.... Ever ridden a motorcycle?Once when I was a teenager... If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?, I think it is too dangerous

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to? read syfy, adventure movies like Star Wars and Star Trek, listen to country, classical and soft rock.

6.  Insert your own random thought here I was a product of stereotyping, I suppose. My Daddy had certain things he wouldn't allow his girls to do such as mowing the yard....he didn't think we needed to go to college and always said I would live at home until I married and moved in my  husband's house.....I confess I enjoy having doors opened for me....and although I have held some part time jobs, I've mostly stayed home.....when I was younger I resented that but I'm not as ambitious as I once was.....instead of working a job that paid money, I've spent my life volunteering and I'm proud of who I've become......I always told my Daughter she could do anything......I might have done so she wouldn't feel like she had to fit in a certain niche

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday May 20, 2017

Outside my window...
the temperature is a little lower than
previous weeks at 68 degrees
and it is partly cloudy...everything
is green... 

I am thinking...
actually wondering if I can
finish this before I have to
rush out the door.. 

A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
"He has made everything beautiful in
its time, He has set eternity in the 
human heart." Ecclesiastes:3:11

I am thankful...
for good health and a happy home

In the kitchen...
fresh fruit and squash from the

I am wearing...
still wearing my pajamas

I am creating...
anticipating Michelle's book
in the mail so I can start stitching...
also plan to start quilting 
Trip around the World soon...
working on clearing out 'stuff' 

I am going...
to meet friends for lunch and a movie

A Song that stays on my mind...
I am reading...
Product Details

I am hoping...
to finish soon

I am looking forward to...
celebrating Wonder Boy's
Birthday on Saturday
he'll be 19....unbelievable 

I am learning
to be happy in whatever 
time of life I am in 

Around the house...
laundry to switch over...
beds are made...I am tackling 
the studio next 

I am pondering...
how time can pass so quickly

In his Garden....
strawberries are starting to ripen
if the birds don't beat us to them
and squash are ripening 

A favorite quote for today...
"Take Life by the Lapels and 
say, I'm with you, kid. Let's go."
Maya Angelou

One of my favorite things...
 listening to music

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Dentist tomorrow morning
lunch with Daughter on Thursday 

From my  Photo album
my grandpuppy

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Road Trip

Honey Bear and I hit the road on Thursday. Our destination was just a little ways up into Tennessee...we took our leisurely time and drove off the beaten path, no interstate traffic at all but saw towns such as Grinder's Switch, Hohenwald, Centerville, Columbia, and Culleoka. We stayed two nights in a lovely B&B: The Inn at Bigby Creek and visited three nearby wineries:Amber Falls, Keg Springs, and Picker's Creek. We met some lovely and friendly folk who made us feel at home. We walked along the Duck River and visited historic squares where the courthouse sits in the center and streets go around it....coming home yesterday, we were blessed with some rain which was badly needed. Today? Just resting. A good weekend.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hump Day (Wednesday)

Its been a very busy week so far. I have been working on cleaning my closet for over a month and finally finished, with Honey Bear's help, I loaded up the discards and took them to a thrift store....then I washed my car and vacuumed the inside....that was today. Yesterday I worked on some scrapbook pages and finished up laundry....Monday, I went to Kohl's, Sprout's, Hobby Lobby, and picked up my grocery order at Kroger...Anyone else buying groceries on line?  I find it so convenient to buy staples this way....
Honey Bear has been putting his new green house together....I'll show you the old one and the new one when he is finished...
I have joined another Stitch along and ordered a pattern book by Michele Ridgeway...can't wait to get started....I also want to quilt my Trip around the World quilt...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodge Podge

From this Side of the Pond

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April? If I'm out in a downpour, I'll use an umbrella. If its just a light sprinkle, I'll wear a windbreaker with a hood. We've had a few rainy days but I was lucky enough to stay inside.....planting flowers, wearing capris and sandals, Easter celebration.

2. What's something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment's notice and with zero preparation? Genealogy

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood. When corn was ready for picking from the garden, Mother would put an ear or two in the oven to roast, then we'd eat it with salt and butter. Yum

4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?

5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway. Niagara Falls, we stopped by on our way somewhere else in the early Fall, it was raining and chilly, we got soaked and couldn't really tell that much about it........Seattle Space Needle, with my inner ear problem, I would have to say it wasn't a great experience but I did it.  I didn't really feel like a tourist.....We tend to take the unbeaten path and go where it is least crowded, so I have no answer to the last question.

6. Your signature clothing item? a knit three quarter length sleeve top, in red, black or blue.

7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I didn't have an answer to a couple of these, mainly because nothing came to mind.....Honey Bear and I took a risk once and opened a franchise...for the next 2 years we worked 7 days a week and sometimes were midnight getting home....meanwhile we watched our savings dwindle away month by month while the business never broke even....closing was a tough decision but the right one for us....looking back I believe that we were blessed during the struggle and learned a lot about each other....we met many wonderful people.....We are not sorry we did this but I certainly wouldn't recommend that others do it..Life is a journey, sometimes hard and sometimes easy but Faith and Love can help you as you travel.