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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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Almost Sabotaged Myself

So, I've been listening to some "manifestation" podcasts and on YouTube...think I'm doing pretty well with it, when along comes today, and I am wearing my cranky pants.

It's like some kind of force happening in this house wants me to be miserable.  It's a test, I know it.  I'm working on it, too.  It's still working, this is just a bump in the road.

It's Gratitude.  This is what I need to work on.  In my mind and in my heart...  My wall is high enough, all this time it took to build it, and I have to knock it down, and quickly.

That realization came to me last night, and I've thought about it all day.  I'm convinced.

I am also very sure that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.

The last few days I have been working on being more active.  I don't think my phone is accurately recording my active time(s), so a Fitbit is coming my way, thanks to my Sweetheart.  It's important to keep an eye on my heart rate and all.  Got a pink one, too.  How girly of me?  Ha!

26 days until my girly girls are home.

This blog took me a few days to much thinking to do.  My life is going to change, in such a good way, and very soon.  I'm feeling very optimistic and  hopeful.  Lots of Faith.

Play Nice, and Happy Mother's Day!  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

Sunday, April 30, 2017


So much stuff has been going on, it's been stupid crazy along with being cooped up and the weather being iffy.

Young Son brought a 3 week old kitten home.  Got a bottle for it, gave it the name Doorknob, then (as I knew it would) it became my responsibility to take care of it, and it wouldn't eat...1 weekend of that, and the squawling...I contacted the shelter, they had 2 mama cats with kittens, but that didn't work.  They had no trouble feeding him, so there he is, at the shelter.  He will come back with us if it comes to him being euthanized, other than that, he's adoptable.  I don't want a cat, Sweetheart certainly doesn't want a cat.  He made me promise to never bring a cat home again after PorkChop passed away.  Not because he misses our cat, because he hates the litter box.

Darling Daughter had the "important" ultrasound, she and babies are 100% ok, and we're all breathing a sigh of relief, and finally allowing ourselves to feel the excitement and joy and anticipation that we were holding back until we knew for sure.

We've been house hunting on-line, looking for the perfect home for them, one with plenty of room for Grandma (me), too.  And my dogs, of course.  Sweetheart and Young Son will have to take care of themselves (as if they didn't already).  Once those babies get here, I'll be there.

This coming Saturday is our City Wide Garage Sale.  My sister is going to bring some stuff over, as well as hang out with me that day...which will be fun for sure.  We live in a pretty popular neighborhood, as far as Garage Sales go.  I love a People Parade, no matter where I am, so I'm looking forward to it.

I have done some stitching and stuffing, I made a Great Dane for a nurse named Natalie that I met when I was there.  I made a small terrier, and am currently stitching up a crazy chicken for one of my old friends.  She really helped me out this Christmas, so I'm fixing this one up pretty special.

I'm going to go do some stitching, I'm sure I'll think of something else to share before the day is over.

It has rained here all weekend, and I've been teasing Sweetheart (all weekend) about how fast the grass is gonna grow once that sun pops out.  Well, it stopped raining here, the sun came out for about 2 hours, guess who is mowing?  *gs*

That's probably enough for today.  Having shrimp for dinner.  May be having it in just a moment...

Play Nice!  xxoo