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Thursday, January 28, 2010


After reading Brenda's blog at Cozy Little House, it seems like I don't blog enough. I DO enjoy reading blogs and enjoy pictures from all over the world. Anyway, I'll try to blog more often.

The last few days have been extremely busy - both of my parents were admitted to the hospital on Monday with pneumonia and released on Tuesday - thank God. They had been sick and were dehydrated but today is Thursday and they're doing much better. We are sooooo lucky to still have them - my mom is 81 and my dad is 91.. he remembers when the streets in our town were brick and there were horses instead of so many cars. My DD was so helpful in all she did to make sure they had everything they needed and taking meals to them.. we've decided they will have dinner with us every Tuesday, (they have dinner plans every Thursday) and with our other family functions during the week we can make sure they're eating properly. You know, it's always better to eat a meal someone else has prepared.

After saying all that, I feel like I've been too chatty -- opinions ayone?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cold days in Georgia

It's been cold in South Georgia for quite a few days now. We're not used to the 18-20 F degree weather, so far we haven't had broken water lines, (we've left the water dripping) if we can make it a couple more nights the weather is supposed to return to normal, at least in the low 30's at night. The sun is shining but the wind is cold.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pillow Party

I just visited Rhondi (
at her Pillow Party, thanks for sponsoring such a cute idea.
This is one of a set I did many months ago, it was a panel and was made while sitting with my DH at Emory hospital in Atlanta. He is well, we went for heart atrial fib.

Silly Saturday

Silly Saturday----a little late

I just had to share this photo of my 59th birthday. My children thought this was sooooo funny when they brought the cake in from the kitchen, I should have guessed something when they brought in the fire extinguisher !!! My DD has had a lot of fun with my birthday ever seen the 40th. The other pics are more family and I promised not to show them, (I'll have to figure out how to blur the babies faces), my favorite pic is the two of the grandchildren with me, one on my lap and the other right beside me...what would I ever do without my children and grandchildren, they truly are my blessings of life.


1. My family, and extended family.

2. My God, pastor and church family.

3. We are blessed and thankful that my family has warm houses during these cold days.


An update on Elvis' birthday --- DH and I went to a Todd Allen show Friday night !!!! if you've never seen him and get the chance, please was my DH's birthday present from DD, DSIL, "Bug", DS, Mom and Dad Sparky. It was his b'day but I sure got the chance to enjoy it !!! Bought two of his tapes and have played them all weekend, while cleaning house. It was a very entertaining show and his Elvis impersonation was TERRIFIC!!!! I'll have to add the pics later. As always, the weekend was not long enough to get everything on my list completed. Do you ever get all your list done??
Isn't that the most georgous hair you've ever seen??

Friday, January 8, 2010


Today is Elvis Presley's birthday !!!!! if he was still living he would be 75 years old. One year for my birthday my DD & DS gave me a trip to Graceland, DD let me borrow her new Camaro and I drove to Chattanooga to pick up my friend, so we could make the trip together. We drove across the bottom of TN, instead of driving the interstate to Memphis, we wanted to take the "scenic route". DD already had our room, so we didn't have to hurry. The next morning we were up at 7:00 am waiting for the stores and the Elvis doo-dahs to open, after all, we wanted to beat the crowd !!! The day was GREAT and we had such a good time !!!!!!!! It seems like only yesterday but it's been several years. What lovely memories......

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's a New Year

Another year begins and this year I'm not making resolutions, I'm just trying to be a better person to others and especially myself. Being a self-critical person is not a god thing (you'd think I'd have learned that by now).

The holidays were filled with family and friends and a dear "child" coming home from Afghanistan for two weeks. He requested we have a fish-fry and chili cooking so we all ate and enjoyed every bite of it. It was so good to see him, it's hard to think about him leaving to return over there. May the Lord keep him safe until he returns home again.

Our decorating was very minimal this year and I've been sick with a cold so the Christmas decorations are still not packed away, maybe that will be my job for the evening. I did put my mom's vintage ornaments on the mantel, she thinks they are from 1954, when we lived in Germany. When I took them out of the box this year, they were a little sticky 'cause I had wrapped them in good ol' Wal Mart bags. -my children say I couldn't live without those bags - so this time I'll wrap them in tissue paper to store them. The ornaments have their own special box and I keep them in the top of my closet instead of the usual totes. They are soooo very special to me and they can't be replaced. I feel lucky mom gave them to me when she downsized her house.