Monday, February 5, 2018

February Birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of one my daughters-in-law.  She is a wonderful person who came into our family and instantly assumed the job of wife and mother.  She not only married our son but also “married” his three-year-old son who he had custody of.  After about two years of being in our family we loving started calling her Saint B.  They later had two other sons and she was the lone female in a home of four males.  She has loved her husband and sons and been a wonderful wife, mother and daughter-in-law to us.  She is a Saint to us.  Happy Birthday B.  Love and hugs to you.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

No Water

9 Signs You May Have an Underground Water Leak

We have a problem Resident Manager.  There are water leaks at the apartments on the outside and water is running down the sidewalks and street.  The above picture did not come from our apartment complex.  It is 9:00 at night and here comes our faithful maintenance man with his grandkids in the car to get the water problem under control until morning.  Off with our water until tomorrow.  He did go to the apartments and tell everybody to save some water for the night.  Thank you Mr. B.  You are our caretaker.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

23 Degrees and snow

This morning we have snow and cold temps in our small town.  Ice is especially dangerous for us southerners as we do not know how to drive in snow and ice, so we have told by the northern transplants.  But it is beautiful and peaceful.

A perfect day for cutting fabrics for a new quilt.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Flu Season

I am paranoid over this terrible outbreak of flu all over the USA.  I do not and should not get the flu.  Yes, I did have the flu shot but reports are saying it is only 30% effective this year.


Because of my paranoia I have chosen to avoid large gathering of people.  So, I have become a recluse, hibernating in my apartment and enjoying every minute of it.  I have worked on quilt projects, cooked and read and read and read.  Wonderful time alone.  I love it.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For Jace

For the newest Great Gran

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Yesterday I made these refrigerated sweet pickles.  They are delicious.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Our Christmas and Our Year of 2016

Let me start out by saying that our Christmas this year was wonderful.  Very, very low keyed.  I had lunch with my oldest daughter and her husband.  They were "loners" this Christmas as her grown sons were out of town and his grown sons were out of town.  Son-in-law cooked us shrimp and grits for Christmas lunch and all I can say is "It was to die for".  He is such a good cook!

Christmas afternoon one of my grandsons and his wife were in town for a quick Christmas visit and came by to share a light supper with me and my oldest daughter and son-in-law.  Grandson is in the Marines and only had a couple of days off but he came home to be with his family.  I asked him if he would say the blessing at supper and I was thrilled to hear his blessing.  He knows the Lord and is a praying man.  His PaPa would have been so proud of him.

Wednesday I get to share lunch out with my youngest son and his family as their guest at Olive Garden. 

What had started out as "I really don't have any plans for the Christmas week" as evolved into a week of happiness and joy.  For me, my family is the most important thing to me next to being committed to serve and honor my Lord and Savior.

2016 was not the best of years for our family.  Watching my son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and g-son- in- law go through the early birth of my great grandson and losing him eight weeks later was just a real heart breaker for our entire family.  But our family stood strong, prayerful and committed to one another.  We are survivors.  

In 2017 I have some short term goals.  One is to finished all those unfinished quilt projects.  Another is to be kinder to others.  Traveling is also on my agenda and especially to the seashore.

May you have a year that is better than the last year and may all your hopes and dreams come true.