Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
I was so elated when Jo told me I had won "Soar". I received it in the mail today.
Go to her site (link in side bar) and sing up for your own work of art as Jo is having another give away.
Thanks so very much Jo!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I ran back out the nursery to get a couple (five single and one six pack) plants for the garden. Then I wasted time at WalMart buying some Mo-skeet-toe repellent and sun screen. I think half the town was out there shopping. Over two hours later I finally got back home.
Anyway, anyone that has lived in Oklahoma very long knows when it suddenly gets cool after it has been very hot it is time to make sure the path to the storm cellar is clear, every one has on good sturdy shoes, (NO flip flops allowed) and clean underwear just in case you end up in the emergency room (would not want to embarrass Grandma). I make sure I know were my kid and the animals are and a nice big pillow.
I am glad it has cooled down but now that it has rained we may have to put off going to the cemetery to put our flowers out tonight. This time of year is only time I think it is really pretty out there. All the beautiful flowers waving in the wind. Most all the weeds have been trimmed and the head stones and ledgers are all sparkly clean. I hate going out there :O(
Friday, May 22, 2009
I have started reading Charlaine Harris' "Aurora Teagarden Mystery" series. Our small library does not have the whole series. That is just so distressful. I love to read the books in order.
I finished "A fool and his Honey" last evening. Let me tell ya it contained a shocker. I was caught completely off guard when one the characters died. I just felt so sad. Yes, I am aware these are fictional people but I kinda liked this character and most certainly was not prepared for the death. Kinda like if Bill would die in the Sookie Stakehouse series. Just so distressing.
Today I read another one of the series "Poppy Done to Death". I think I cried more reading this book than all the other combined. The darn book is only 230 pages and I just could not put it down. Now I have nothing left to read. I must get back to the library tomorrow as they will be closed Sunday and Monday. Course if I do not remember to take back all the books I have read this last week they won't let me check out any more :o) Note to self: put books in car to deliver to library.
Now I am going to have to hunt down the rest of the books in the series. I to have time to run to Gardner's used books over at 41st and Mingo.
I worked in my garden most of yesterday. The mosquitoes just about drained me of blood. I have ichie spots all over my arms and feet. I really need to find someone that sell Avon so I can get some skin so soft ........... FAST. I have not heard much about West Nile this year and have no plans on being the first to contract that nasty stuff. We have had standing water for so long the mosquitoes are thick. I hate to spray deet all over my skin and usually reserve it for my clothes, however, I will use it next time to keep the little blood suckers off me.
I have not enjoyed spring as much as I had planned. We had two days of nice weather followed by 28 days of rain, storms, tornadoes and flooding. Then it hit 80++!! That's Oklahoma spring this year. I would like to has sever days of 70 to 75 with slight clouds so I would not burn so badly even with 50 spf all over my body! I am just too old to think a good tan is necessary especially with the skin cancer being so prevalent in our family. I personally believe it is just WRONG for a person to die from a tiny mole. That is the main reason I try my best not to burn any more as we all know better to stay out of afternoon sun.
Since I plan on hitting the garden first thing in the cool morning I must head to bed.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Then grandma died. A couple of years later we lost grandpa. Now mom is in a nursing home. I still take supper to her every Sunday and then have supper with my daughter.
All of this being said to underline how wonderful it was this past Sunday to have family we rarely see stop in for supper (Pizza Hut) on their way back to Tulsa from Springfield/Branson.
Janice, my oldest brothers first wife and mother to his oldest two kids, is pictured below. It had been several years since we had visited with her.
Below the shy girl in the sunglasses is Traci, my oldest niece (almost 40? :o) and my youngest brother proudly showing off his newest Special Olympics medal.Also joining in on pizza and great conversation was Traci's daughter and a friend, both teens so I will not post their picture.
Mom was excited to have so many visitors . She has stated many times that Sunday is her loneliest day. We all enjoyed the short time we had together. My hope is we will have more visits in the future.
Tomorrow I start cleaning up my shade garden. We brought home tons of plants so I will be spending every spare minute out in my garden. Oh joy! I just love to dig in the dirt.
Pictures to follow....................
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is Faye with her granddaughter, Jean Ann. We had a wonderful time and mom was so very excited to have her family with her as you can tell by the big smile in the above picture. I even got to spend time with my brother when my daughter and I went back to the nursing home later in the evening with mother's supper. Such a blessing to have a close and loving family.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We also have a bumper crop of wild strawberries growing this year. I think this might be an invasive plant so I will be keeping a close eye on it so it does not take over the entire garden. As of now I will leave the berries for the birds to eat.
I got to use my new weed eater dd got for me. It is a "Worx" 2 in 1 grass trimmer and edger. I used it some on the walk out back but as I stated earlier it is so wet out there I put the trimmer up until we get dryer.
Hope everyone has a happy Mother's Day tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
All I am gonna say is it IS worth reading and have a box of Kleenex at the ready.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
My daughter brought home the new Sookie Stackhouse novel yesterday. I could hardly wait to get home so I could read it, however, my daughter had other plans.
We went shopping. I needed to go to Joann's to get plastic to make up the templates for the star quilt pattern I am making her. Then of course I had to go to Barnes and Noble while she was in Old Navy, then we were off to Wal Mart and a fast stop at Krispy Kream for me :o)
We got home after 10:30 last night so I only go the first 16 ( oops I only read the SIX chapters, 98 pages) chapters read. I hope to have time to finish it up tonight. So far it I have enjoyed all but one part.
I need to go into both part time jobs today so I must say working is cutting into my reading time. Since my car payment is due next week I will go in with a smiling face so I will be invited back tomorrow.
Still not much sunshine. Water is standing in several places around here. It is starting to stink. I really do not know how people living by swamps can stand the smell of the rotting plants and such ex specially when it gets really hot. The stink really kicks up my allergies. I want spring to come back!
Off to get ready for work.