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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monday Monday

Hey Kidlets!

Kinda defrosting around here for the next couple of days.  We've had some of the coldest weather last week.  I didn't hardly get out of the house, 'cause I hate how the cold feels on my face.  But I did make the trip to Darling Danielle's house last week.  Just what I needed, to get a good healthy dose of love from her, Delightful Delilah, the grand-twins, even her Cool-Ray husband.

Sweetheart isn't feeling well, but he's out golfing today.

Young Son is doing well.

I have a couple of Critter Orders, and one Work In Process.  P.S.  Just got another Order.  I am tickled!

Wow, how did it get to be Thursday?  The guessers said our weather was going to be icy slick, and snowy.  Pffft.  It is cold, to be sure, but not the severe slickness that each and every guesser was predicting.  Lucky for us, out in the real world.  The guessers get paid whether they are right or wrong, so Woo Hoo for them. 

My two favorite TV channels are a disappointment right now...just like "my" music has become the new "oldies," my favorite channels have moved to the 70's and 80's. 

Getting older ain't for sissies, that's for sure. 

I'ma gonna hit the feathers. 

Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!


I'm traveling a bit today, after a couple of errands in town.  'Heading to visit these people that love me.  The twins arrived on August 23.  As you can see, everyone is happy and healthy. 
Jonah aka #GrumpmasterJ  

Darling Danielle, Delightful Delilah, and Gwennie Boo

Just wanted to say hey, haven't seen you in awhile, and I'll be back to update in a flash! 

Play Nice!  xxoo

P.S.  Lots of new Critters in my Etsy Shop!  HandmadebyCosmo!

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Yes, this will be a post mostly about my girls.  After 3.5 years, yeah, I'm playing that card.  *gs*

Darlin' Danielle, carrying a boy and a girl up in there.  
They are due August/September
We are SO excited!

They're in the process of buying a new home,
one that is only 1 hour away.  

We went to the Library, 
Delightful has her own Library Card!

She climbed into the front seat while 
her mommy was in the store.  

After reading a "Fancy Nancy" book from the Library the night before,
The girls gave each other a "Salon Day."  

She saved the day for our tomato plant.
She found some worm poop on the underside of a leaf.
We found 3 baby horn worms.
We fed them to the birds.

Every other night she sleeps with me.  
Mario is a snuggler.
Maria is a protector.  She lays at the foot of the bed.

Today we had a whole buncha errands to run, all three of us were pooped beyond belief when we got home.  We grew this zucchini, and ate it for lunch, along with some scrambled eggs.  Delicious!  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Long Time No See

Yep, I took a bit of a hiatus.  About 3 weeks before my girls came home, I had some kind of shift.  No longer did I want to be on the computer all day.  I took extensive long breaks, sitting outside in the backyard, enjoying the breeze, thinking thoughts...I tried to continue creating, but my whole thought pattern was focused on my girls.

3.5 years is a long time, no matter how old a person is.  So thankful for technology that allowed me to visit with them face to face just about every week.

They already have a home under contract in the town they are going to live in.  1 hour from me.  Not a 12 hour drive to visit, not a 7 hour difference in time plus an ocean, nope, 1 hour from my  house to theirs.  I have already ordered a new quilt set and sheets for my bedroom in their new home.

She has a car dealer looking for the car they want, in the price range they want, for the payments they want to make.  And I have no doubt that he/Ted will find her just exactly what she wants.

I'll try to describe my daughter's personality to you.  She loves with her whole heart, pacemaker and all.  She is organized, educated, and punctual.  She's a goody goody with a little bit of stinker mixed in.  She's an artist.  She is confident, and rightfully so.  When she sings the birds stop so they can listen to her.  She is fun, funny, witty, and sharp.  She can tell a person off in her sing song voice so that they don't even know they've been chastised, but they will do whatever it takes to win her approval again.

She is powerful.  A tiny little redhead carrying twins.  Only a crazy person would dare to rile her feathers.  Even if she isn't carrying twins, you don't want to be on her bad side.

And my granddaughter, Delightful Delilah...what a beautiful soul.  I don't think I can describe the love I have for this girl.  She is thoughtful, polite, friendly, smart, and she loves me as much as I love her.  We love each other.  My girls and I are so tight, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I was so close to my mother's mom, Grandma Baker.  Darlin' D was so close with my mom, lovingly referred to as Grandma Grunt, so it's just logical that Delightful Delilah and I are so close.

From the moment we met up at the airport, it was like there had been no time between us.  They brought their dog, Rilo, and their cat, Margot, on the flight with them...Rilo was immediately welcomed to my little pack of canines.

Sweetheart and I took care of Rilo during the day when she was just a pup, while Danielle was teaching, before they got married.  From the moment she came home, though, Rilo was with her.  The girls and the pets spent a year with us while my son-in-law was in Korea.  That was awesome.  So, Rilo and Margot are at their second home, comfy and cozy.

Ok, I'm yakking your eyes off, I know, just wanted to check in, let you know what was going on.  I should be able to continue posting on a more regular basis now.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pre-Weekend Update

This has been a pretty cool week, for the most part.  In exactly 20 days my girls will be home from Germany.  That's been first and foremost on my mind.

I received a FitBit for Mother's Day, by request.  Good to know how my ticker is doing these days, and makes me want to be a bit more active.  My shortness of breath has passed, had to be something in the air (chemtrails?) so being more active is much easier now.

The last couple of weeks, I've had no motivation to do really anything.  Maybe it's my body telling me to rest up a bit, but my head is thinking I need to build up some stamina...and I have a feeling my head is right.

There is a storm traveling over us, wow, the thunder and lightning have been breath taking, I mean,  flash and bang right over head.

My allergic reaction to the sun has reared it's ugly head along my forearms this year.  Last year I hardly had a reaction, this year, I'm pretty sensitive.

Every thing around me is jumbled.

Play nice!  xxoo

Monday, May 8, 2017

City Wide Garage Sale Weekend

We have lived in this neighborhood for 14 years, Sweetheart has lived here since the house was built.  The neighborhood is established, big trees, nice homes, for the most part anyway.  City Wide used to be a great big deal in our neighborhood.  Lots of people, lots of cars, a people parade walking around my neighborhood.  I loved it!  If I wasn't having a sale, I'd do the walk-about early, then find some kind of project to work on in the back yard so I can watch the people walk by.

This year, was so "meh" it wasn't even worth getting up early on a weekend.  Seriously.  Next year I will just bag my old clothes up and donate them, not worry about trying to make .50 on a pair of jeans...for real?  What was I thinking?  That's it for me.  I will still stop at them, of course.

Sweetheart and I did clean out the storage room under the garage.  Mucho treasures were found and sold.  A couple of antique clocks, a silver flatwear set, some bone china pieces...

Today I took pics of the cup and saucer sets, and various saucers and cups, etc. that we have left.  I'm going to advertise them on some local groups.  It's so pretty, and retro, and elegant, I hope I can find some good buyers!

Young Son's company came and finished trimming the 2nd Blue Spruce today.  Wow, I am so pleased.  Just a few more things need done before that part of the yard is perfect!

Random thoughts:

I may have officially retired from the golf course.  Young Son came and got my plants from there yesterday.  I have one more planter there...took my personal stuff.  Still gotta go back up there and clean it up real well one more time.  I will miss my boys.  Already do.  And today was our good friend, Frank's, one year anniversary of his passing.  I don't think any of us will ever get over losing him.

Young Son brought a tiny kitten home a couple weeks ago.  I tried all weekend to feed it, it just wouldn't do it.  I took him to the shelter, to see if a mama cat would allow him to nurse.  Nope, but apparently they bottle fed him just fine.  So he's good.  That was a long weekend, though, poor baby kitty missed his family.  Dang coyotes.  Young Son named him Doorknob.  I love that kid.

One month *close enough* until my girls are here!  That is almost too hard for me to fathom at this point.  They have been gone over 3 years!  This is mind boggling!

It is 7:20 pm, the sun is still quite high in the sky.  I have 2 of my windows in my bedroom open, cool breeze blowing in through the one behind me.  Mario is sacked out by the door, in case I try to leave the room without him.  Maria is lounging in her spot under my bed.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I'm wondering, what do you usually have on in the background/listen to when you are doing your craft/art/creating?

"Back in the Day" when I was a youngster, (I wonder how many of you will understand this next part) I'd borrow cassettes from the library of old radio plays, The Shadow, Charley McCarthy, all of those, whatever was available.  I loved Phil Harris and Alice Faye...anyway, I'd pop one of those into the cassette player, put on my huge headphones, press PLAY, and do my embroidery while I listened.  Old habits, I guess.  I do the same thing now, just with more technology.  Fibber McGee and Molly are my favorites at the moment.

I also found something cool, and y'all probably already knew it, but audio books on YouTube.  I listened to a motivational book last night while I was putting a puzzle together online.

Manifesting Your Dreams...such an interesting concept.  If I ever had the courage to speak from my very heart and ask for what I truly want, I believe I have a bit of work to do before that could happen, but then again, that's just me standing in my own way... Interesting concept.

Play Nice!  xxoo