Monday, December 26, 2011

Hope It Was A Great One!


Y'all know I LOVE Christmas, this one was good also. Had a lot of sadness though....had to say goodbye to Cate on Thursday afternoon. She had started having seizures this summer, really escalated the past few weeks......she was 14 yrs old......after 3 seizures back to back, I knew. And I did.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

My BFF

I love her.....we became friends on Christmas 2010...little did I know what a void she would fill in my life. I am forever grateful to my children for introducing us. She's perfect....that one perfect cup of coffee at just the right time...how does she so it...so well? I still have my trusty pot of coffee for the morning, but my K-girl, she runs the afternoons (and evenings) for me. Just pop one of those little k-cups in there and she performs...perfectly! I was even introduced to a perfect website...One Cup Connection....for all of my supplies at the BEST prices....doesn't matter if I'm looking for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or apple cider k-cups...they have them all!! And in big 24 cup boxes at a great price...I LOVE their specials...I go for the buy 4 boxes get one free...yes that is a lot of k-cups....yes I drink a lot of coffee. They even have a blog with some great coffee recipes on it...yum....and my hubby is grateful for the money I'm saving!
Just one more reason to love my K-girl, sigh...she makes me so happy :)


Man Vs Woman

When I put on a shirt and it's feeling a bit tight, I look at myself and comment "I need to lose a few pounds". When Greg tries on a shirt and it's a bit snug, his comment "I need to buy some bigger shirts"!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Join Me....I Just Need Three!!!!!!




Heckety wrote about this Project, and I think it sounds fun! The idea stems from the idea of not paying back someone who does something for you, but paying it forward to someone else.

So here's my deal....I promise to make something for 3 people and send it to them within a year. To take part, you have to post about the PIF project yourself, and promise to send a gift(handmade or bought with love) to each of three people before the end of the year. So now.....if you have been just waiting with baited breath to see what totally, completely, unique, fun "thingy" I come up with to give my friends...here is your chance to find out!

So! Who is ready to Pay It Forward????? Come on...it'll be FUN!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Where I've Been


















On April 26 and 27, a series of tornadoes broke out in the southeast. On the morning of the 27th, a tornado decided to roar through our neighborhood....it tracked for 2 miles....it came roaring up the backyard of our 3 neighbors across the street....we were so blessed in that none of our houses blew apart....roofs lost shingles and walls were bowing, but we made it. Many of the houses had damage from trees landing on and in houses....we did not...we have only 1 tree left, but our house still stands. Our neighborhood was totally impassable. All 4 ways were blocked by trees. We knew 2 more waves of storms were coming. The boys got in our truck and loaded up chainsaws and cut a path through the street behind us. Greg tried to get to us right after the storm and couldn't until the afternoon. For 10 days we had no power and Greg worked 21 hour days. He was in charge of 4 crews...one from Michigan, one from Ohio, one from Virginia and one from Tennessee. After the last wave of storms on the 27th, we had 161,000 people without service. As soon as Greg was able to make it here, he turned on the generator for us. I ran it first thing in the morning and alternated between the refrig and the freezer...and of course the coffee pot first thing :) We ate one meal out a day and scavenged the rest. I had 2 showers in 10 days, we had no hot water. Luckily one of my neighbors did. I read at night by flashlight while I waited for Greg to get home. He would sleep 2-3 hours and then go back in. We just went day to day, it's still hard to believe we went without power for 10 days....our group of houses were the last in the system to get back on. ....too many broken poles, downed trees, damaged wire and crushed transformers....add that to a very hilly terrain. I never knew tornadoes liked mountains so much. I do now. It has been very hard for me to get back in the routine. Our cut up trees were not picked up until last week. And some neighbors are still working to get their houses and yards repaired. The landscape is totally different...kinda like living in a new place. I'm sorry I have not been around....and I really appreciate those of you who have stayed with me. I'm working on getting school stuff together to start in 3 weeks, I'll have all 4 in this year. I've had to step back from some things and I'm hoping for a little more free time so I can get back to visiting all of you. So just hang with me....I promise I'm still here!



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Seventeen Derek

I was going to include a youtube of Janis Ian's "Seventeen".....but somehow, I just don't think it fits this kid!


That canoe in the background......birthday present.....it is fun!


Happy Birthday My Oldest Child!!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cat Whisperer

This little lady showed up a few weeks ago.......


She stayed.......


Her name is Princess Kitty......


Courtesy of The Cat Whisperer.......





Gotcha ya!



Friday, March 25, 2011

He's NINE Today

Happy Birthday Colin......
This is one unique kid, can take an idea and work on it for hours.....no help needed....
He is cute, funny, has to win every argument, stubborn, bossy.......
Loves rockets, fishing, talking, playing, Lulu his dog and Joe his cat......
But these next pictures describe Colin to a "T" much better then I can....found them on my camera....a bucket of grass clippings.....
Dig a really deep hole in it......
And then get the yardstick and measure it......all this.....just because he can....I just shake my head and keep on going......

Happy Birthday Colin!



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Random Pics

You know the drill......found these on my camera....

I have no idea.....

Shea and Muffin washing Quack-Quack the duck....

Snow and Colin...

Santa Snuggly my husband bought at Lowe's after Christmas sale....I have no idea why...

Joe's paw....

Muffin Man on Will's back....

THE truck's tire...exciting....

I just don't know why we needed a picture of the Christmas tree after it was
de-decorated and taken outside?????

Hard day obviously....

Look closely...there is a cat in that window.....
Enjoy!!