Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Out and About Among the Flowers and Critters

  I am trying to stay busy, pain or not I
have things to do. Last night, another
sleepless night but at 4:30 I fell off to
sleep to wake around 8.

So early this morn I was out doing
my daily walk around the yard to see
what changed over night...haha

So proud of my iris. Love the two tone
colors. Thanks to Theresa AKA T for

Took this at the entrance of
my brothers house.

The beavers have damned up the
run off on my brothers lake so
the water is up but the wild weed
flowers are looking good.

Headed out to visit with my sis in law,
Lori while my brother did some
cutting on the tractor till he got it
stuck in the mud.

Great visit with Lori and thanks
to Ray for sending me home with
an already potted tomato plant.

Did a bit of sneak peeking out the
front door on this guy as he
tried to clean out the bird feeder!

There are always turtles (hey, its my T for
turtles day again)....haha
sunning on downed trees on my brothers
lake but when I drove by on my way
to the house I saw this BIG boy.

This guy was looking at me as I
drove out the driveway.

Well look at this...looks like a birdie might have
decided to maybe move into the
condo! Need to keep an eye on this to see
what takes place!

Love this shot. My brothers windmill.

I am having some doors changed out in the
house and I have wanted to change out
the knobs also. I saw these
at the antique store the other day and
decided to go back and get them.
I will change my knobs out one at
a time. I wanted the glass ones I saw
but I just could not pay 25 for one set.

And look what I got in the mail today!
Life is just really getting started
for you Holly!
I will be there to support you on
this special day.

Holly is my niece, only child of my youngest
brother. She is a special young woman.
Smart, a go getter, give her anything and
she can do it well....very well loved!
Proud of her!!

I sent her a video of me talking to her
yesterday via text. I just told her how
proud I was of her and that the crap
was getting real now...
She just laughs at her aunt when
I do those things.

Thanks for stopping in,

Alphabet Challenge V - Vase

The letter
today is

is for

vases (plural noun)

  1. a decorative container, typically made of glass or china and used as an ornament or for displaying cut flowers.

Here is a vase I purchased for
a dollar at the Dollar Tree.
With a rubber band and a can
of frosted spray I made it
a bit more decorative.

Here a shorter version of the
one above.

Jars make good vases.

The descript of a vase
says that basically an type
of glass containers can be
used as a vase.

Even just a simple litter

But apparently even a metal
pitcher can be used as a vase.

Decorative painted vases
are really pretty.
Painted this one of a
6x6 piece of tile and it
sits to this day in my
older brothers home.

These next vases are some of my
favs. I was introduced to a local metal
artist here in Tennessee a few years back.
His name is Major Hall. An amazing man.
Check out his work here.

Anyway in his home he has two
very cool vases that he made.

At this point I am thinking that you can
use just about anything as
as a

Thanks for stopping in on
the V day,

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How About This, or Maybe That

Good evening folks!
I am a bit behind blogging
today. I had an apt this
morning with an attorney.
I decided that since I had
to retire due to my health I
was going to apply for my
SS Disability.

Not something I really wanted to
do but I am not making my salary
anymore and it would be nice
to have that income coming in.
I know that it will be a long drawn
out process.

With that said, thank you all for your
comments on my Fibro.
I don't blog or post about it for
any other reason then to try to
teach folks about it. Those folks that
no nothing about or don't have someone
that has it, really don't understand....
So my goal is to enlighten folks
about it. Just like my by pass surgery,
I was totally over whelmed with the
process and the night before surgery
I was thinking of calling it off.
Since then, I have had several folks
ask me about it and I say,
"lets talk"!

here is my this and that blog for
On my way home I decided to take
the back roads, one of my fav

One the way home from the attorneys
office I took back roads.
Had a guy call me the back roads
queen before...problem is, I can't seem
to get lost anymore!

Look at the sky.
What a beautiful day in

On my country back road rides I
look for several things...
usual mailboxes,
barns or rustic structures and
churches....I have folders on
facebook for each one of these

The couple of mailboxes today.

Harley Rider?

Took this pic....just cause!

Churches of the day.

Barns and Structures


Sorry for the shots with the window or
the mirror in them...haha...
I usually take my big camera
with me on the back road
rides but these were one with my

This stream looked so peaceful
and since I was on back roads there
was no traffic, so I just do what
I do. Stop right in the middle of the
road and take my pics.

While sitting there I was thinking that it
would feel so good to put my
feet in there...and then I saw him/her
swimming right along.
Do you see him in the water by the rocks.
Yep, thoughts of putting my feet in there
disappeared so fast!

Check out the view. I did not know it
but I was headed right to the lake.

Ran across these hidden spots.
Family owned I think.

I have had a guy I used to date and
his mom on my mind for months so
I needed to call and check on them.
Sammie is a fantastic woman. She
is her 80's and I have always loved her.
Funny think is, I am now 57 and I have
not dated her son since I was 18, but
I remember the home phone number
like I dialed it every day of my life.
So I called Sammie. Her older daughter
answered the phone and told me Sammie
was not there so we talked a bit. I asked was
Sammie out running about and she told
me that she was still working.
My mouth dropped open.
When I was 17 till I was 20 Sammie
and I worked together at the Hermitage
Gift Shop - Home of President Andrew Jackson.
So, I went by there to see her. Not seen her
since my son was a small boy, he will be 30
in July.

Sammie was working with Barbara, a woman
that worked in the house when I was there
and Sammie said, "yep, I thought Pam
was going to be my daughter in law and
she up and married someone else"!!
Gotta love that woman.

From there I decided I needed to go to
my fav store for the 2nd day in a row~
Hobby Lobby.

I love this and I bet if I felt good I
could make it.

The Hobby has some of the most usual
pieces, like this one.

Kiss My KNOB! How much fun is this?

Glam it up for sure.

Bling for sure!

Love this piece.

From the Hobby I went home for a
couple of hours then out to
the Mexican place down the street
to meet Theresa and Liz.

Yesterdays buys at the Hobby.
Going to try my hand at sketching again.
Been forever.

Maybe some drawing with color
pencils and

Going to try my hand at watercolor.

I stayed out and about today so I would not
go home and crash. I have been in some wicked
pain but I hoped walking around would
help. I finally made it to sleep last night
after being up for 39 hours, I even had to
take something for pain which is something
I don't make a habit of.

Okay folks....promise to work on making
shorter blogs!

Thanks for stopping by,