Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away

on and on - say that you remember
on and on - dancing in September
on and on - never was a cloudy day.


Yeah...I'm a big Earth, Wind, and Fire fan!  Ewwww, I showed my age, huh?  This will be my last blog for September (unless pigs fly!)

I've really been into fall this week!  Doncha' love the weather?...that is if you're living near me!  It's 71* here now and tonight it's suppose to be 45*!  A big change from last week! 

I've been doing a little decorating.  Went to Hobby Lobby...big sale!


                                                     Bought just a few things...



It's been a long time since I've done any crafting...it's usually all quilting!

This is what I did at my back door (well...the only door anyone uses!).


Close up...


The ceramic flower picks were 1/2 off...$1 ea. and I had a 40% off coupon that I printed and got all the pots for $1.50.  Not bad, huh?

And the scarecrow?  They had McCall's patterns for 99 cents. 


It was suppose to be a witch, you know the kind...green face, black hat...cooked nose?   But I really wanted a scarecrow more (I do think I need a little raffia for hair though)!

It was fun...doing a few crafts for a change!

This morning, I went to Huntsville with William to get him new scrubs...


                                                         Looks good in brown!


                                                                      Cute, huh?

He'll not be too happy about the pictures...but he didn't say I couldn't post them...so I did! 

Gotta go call sweetie!



PS:  I'll take the player down next time I post...that music is annoying, huh?  LOL!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Quilt and I...

have had a love/hate relationship.  At first, I hated it.  I hated the colors, the pattern...everything about it!  Here's a picture of the top before a second border was sewn on and before it was quilted.


Now, I love it!

I love the colors, the fussy cutting, the flannel backing, the quilting...yes, I love it!  And I'm not usually happy with my quilts...I always find flaws or find something I would do differently.  But, not this one.  (Ignore the black spot...that's on my camera.  I don't know what it is,  I may have to have a new camera?  Hint, hint?)


                                                                 After quilting.

                                    I love the backing and the scrappy binding.


                                           If you can't see it, click on the pictures!


I made this for David's mother.  She's ill.  She's going through chemotherapy, which makes her immune system bonkers.  That's why I added the flannel to the back...to keep her warm.  I've never used flannel on my quilting machine, but I love working with it...I may never use anything else again!

Oh...before I forget: 

Go over to Donna's blog...http://donna-sugarspicesouthernlife.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-giveaway.html for this great Fall giveaway!  It's some gorgeous fall things and I want them!!



PS:  "Just because you believe something doesn't make it true."

Friday, September 24, 2010

After yesterday,

I thought I'd give a much better view of my so-called life!  BTW, I'm so sorry you had to see me like that...I lose my mind sometimes and just need to let off some steam.  Anyway...I'd rather have time to spend on my  blog than get on FB.  I mean, on there,  I can only write a line or two and when I blog I can go on and on and on!   (maniacal laughter!)  Bwahahaha!

Here's a few happy pictures showing what I've been doing in between the rants:

I've been quilting:


                                                             A little applique'.

(And after my sister pointed this out, I need to tell you that although this quilt looks black and yellow, it's actually black and green...much prettier than the picture!)


                                       Not really sure how I feel about this one!


                                                       I'm working on this one now!


We've also been doing a lot of work...mowing, cleaning fence lines...


                               He's so cute and works so hard when he's home!

I think he thinks I don't appreciate him, but I do!   We try not to work the whole time he here, but there's just so much to to and so little time to do it.


                                                         Chance has a new toy!

We bought a zero turn mower a while back and Chance has decided that everytime it starts up he has to jump on...the faster I go the more he likes it!  So...if I don't want a partner when I'm mowing, I have to lock him in the house!

And if I'm not mowing or working, this is what's under my feet...Pests!


                                                                Cheddar...the fat cat!


                               Chance:  "What are we going to do now?  Huh?  Huh?"


We got a pool cover and have closed the pool for the winter.  But, I've got a few problems with it and may have to take it up and send it back...yeah, what else is new?


                                            Now my pool looks like a tennis court!

Hopefully, Fall is on its way!  The temperature here today is suppose to be in the upper 90's!  But starting Saturday the temps are falling!  (Pun!)  I can't wait!  To be able to go outside without getting drenched in sweat will be wonderful!  It's my favorite time of year!  Cool and colorful!  I just wish it would last longer!

I've got a lot to do today, so I'm going to get to it...




Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dear Facebook,

(This is my opinion and my blog, so if you're a fan of FB...I hope I don't hurt your feelings, but it is what it is.)


Dear Facebook,

We're through.  After 5 years, we're finally breaking up.  Why?  Because you've changed.   When I first joined you, I was in college (yes, I know I'm old, but I was going back to get my degree.)   Anyway, you started out as a social forum for college students.  I could connect with my professors and classmates.  Then you were made available to high school students.  Then you were available to everyone

And I fell into the hype (fad) of:  "I'm staying on Facebook to be able to keep up with all my friends and family."

So why am I leaving you now?  Well...

I'm tired of being Facebook stalked.  I'm tired of the drama.  You have become nothing more than a catalyst for busybodies.  You're the dealer for their "new crack".

I'm  also constantly being asked to "friend" everyone and their brother (or...their mother).  If I don't accept them, I get a phone call asking "Why?".   Seriously?

I also think most "kids" are also tired of it.  I mean ...when your grandmother asks to be your friend on Facebook, is this  a good thing?  I'm happy she's computer literate, but there's a  limit.  And...even if you are the "cool mom" do you really think your children aren't rolling their eyes and wishing you would just give them a little space?  And do I really want to know everything my kids, their friends, or my nieces and nephews do?  Is this just not opening myself up for drama?  (I can admit that I've been guilty of this.)

And...sure, it's nice not to have to buy a card and stamp to say "Happy Birthday".  I've even bought into this.   But how much trouble is it to do that?  Aren't my friends and family worth it?  Does everyone really appreciate all the blanket well wishes on Facebook?

Do I  want or need to know that my mother- in- law has  gone to WalMart to buy her denture cream?  Do I  need to know what you're having for dinner?  Do I need to read conversations between you and your long lost high school boyfriend?  Do I really need to see a picture your new tattoo and be one of the privileged "few" that know where it is?

I do appreciate that you will pray for me and want me to pray for you also, and I will, but...really?  I'm not sure God has time for Facebook, either.

I would rather you let me know that you and your husband are getting a divorce through a phone call...not by having to sort through comments to find this out.  (Or since you only post this on Facebook, if I don't get on and read it...I don't find out and ultimately make a faux pas when I do see you.)

And if your spouse, child, or parent has passed away...I'm going to give you a call or a visit to show my respect and not just post a line or two on Facebook.  Really.

And do I really need to see 694 pictures of you and your children at Disney?

So...although it was fun for a while, I just don't have time for you and all your drama.  I've outgrown you and moved on.



PS:  I know I can set the Privacy setting on Facebook to filter all the unwanted comments and searches for me and I know I can delete "friends".  That's not the point.  The point is...I'm leaving Facebook and just wanted to vent.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation...

filed under:  Things not on my bucket list!

Uh-may-zing!  I'm finally writing a post (due to a lot of chastising!)

I haven't taken the time to write because...I own a farm!  Duh.   Oh, and by the way, I didn't have a summer vacation.  Too bad, so sad!

I'll let my pictures tell the sad tale of  hardworking, underpaid (non paid!) little ol' me.

If you remember from a previous post (way back in July!) I started painting the deck.  Well, after a couple of months of temperatures from hell, I finally got it done:


My eyeballs were sweating!  I couldn't keep sunscreen on, it ended up in a puddle on the deck.  But the humidity was so bad that if I got up early before the high temps, the deck was soaked with dew, so...  Anyway, it's done!

Here's a picture of my flowers:


I've spent a lot of time on the tractor.  See this field I just bush hogged today?


Well, there's three more that I did just like it!  (We have 6...'Bama Dad did one of the other two and I still have one left to do).  This is the one 'Bama Dad did and shows a good picture of the pond:


What have I done for fun?  Not a lot, but...I did go thrifting and to a flea market where I got these two chairs which I bargained down from $30 to $20 for both!


I have one other that I bought at a thrift store, but it needs some glue.  I'm trying to get about 6 or 8 more to sit around the porch for extra seating and just 'cause I like them!

On a recent thrift store foray, I found this:


It's a wrought iron swing ($18) and matches other pieces that I have which need to be painted white:


I have other pictures and other things I did this summer, but I'll save them and try to write a post sooner!