Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Death and a Birthday

Monday I put on a cute dress, fixed my 
hair and applied my makeup...
I actually sort of miss doing that daily.

But I did it this day because I was
headed to the funeral home.
A school mate past with cancer.

Terry Pilote, he was my oldest brothers
age, 60. I met all the Pilote boys
during our years at 
DuPont High but I more
or less went to the funeral 
home for Terry's sister in law, 
Tonya. Tonya and I went to 
school together from 2nd till
we graduated. I was also there
for Terry's dad, Flo. 
I met Flo about 4 or 5
years ago when I was dating
Chris. Chris has a side job repairing
small motors like golf carts, go carts,
saws, weedeaters but mostly mowers. 
Flo had a four wheeler that needed 
repairing. He would show up most
days just to hang around at the 
garage. Such a sweet older man. 

Flo came to Nashville many years ago
from Canada where he played
hockey. He was one for the first 
hockey players for the first team that
Nashville had, the Nashville Flyers. 

His son's, Cary, Mark and Terry
were also big into hockey also. 
Flo lost his brother just two days
before he lost his son Terry. 

I feel for him and his family 
right now. 

That night I was just chilling on 
the couch when Lily decided 
she wanted to love on me.

Then she passed out!

Now on a lot better note....
today my youngest grandson is
7 years old today. 

Braden in the 

I took this shot of him.

Kids just love to get in whatever
they are playing with.

Such and adorable baby.

And always messy!

This is him last yr on field day.
I went to his event with him.

And here is his nana at about the same
age! Yep...the toothless grinning one
in the middle. 
The taller girl is my cousin Kathy and
the smaller one is Tammy. She is the one
I was hanging out with at the 
Redneck Rumble.
They live in Georgia. 

This is a pic of my oldest
grandson Caleb...
compared next to my pic.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Decorations

I decorated yesterday for 

I got these at Target a couple
years ago for a little bit
of nothing! 

Here are the 2x4 wooden pumpkins
I decorated with scrapbook 
paper. The pumpkin in the center
actually has a face on it so
until Oct. 1, I have the face
turned around to the wall.

Here are the two material pumpkins
I stuffed and made.

And here is the BIGGEST one 
I made the other night. 

I put the BIGGEST one on
the kitchen table.

I made this one a bit differently
then the others since it
was so BIG.

Laid it out this way and 
then I sewed the sides 

Another pumpkin with the face
pointing to the wall.

Took this pic at the Redneck Rumble 
the other day. 
The last of the summer blooms
looking a bit like they
have seen better days.

This baby was

Speaking of BIG....
I posted a pic of the 
BIG chair the other day and
said I had my pic taken 
in it. 
I asked my cousin to text
the pic to me today...
I have lost weight but
I really look 
in this chair!


really does help!

I used to keep bubble
wrap in my desk and 
when stressed I would
pull it out and pop it.

One day after changing
jobs and moving to 
the Tennessee Bureau 
of Investigation
I pulled my bubble
wrap out to pop.....

and realized that maybe it
was not a good idea, 
working in a room with 
about 10 folks that carry
guns, I probably did not 
need to pop

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Kitchen Drawer/ Make Shift Table/ Orange Fall Color

Although I had my D200 with me 
when I went to the Redneck Rumble
I used my cell for this shot.

I was pulling out of the parking lot
when I looked over and saw the
sun going down..

I try to shoot for more then
one object in the pic.
Here the sunsetting and 
the church.

The other day I was looking 
at the kitchen drawer and I 
remembered something I
saw on PINTEREST....of course.
Something I wanted to do that I 
thought would work better for


I took everything out of
the drawer. Took out the 
liner I had in there and washed
the drawer out.

After that I measured the drawer and cut
pieces of wood for the inside.

As you can tell I used screws on the
side to 
attach and hold in place.

Then I cut liner for the slots.


Added back my stuff.

So far I am really liking this set up.

Over a year or so ago I found this
candle holder at Goodwill for
Its been on my porch with a 
birdhouse sitting on it.

But it kept getting knocked over
and the birdhouse falling off.

But on another trip over a year
ago I found this metal piece
I think it used to be attached to
something but that something
was gone.
I paid .99 cents for this.

Took my handy E6000

And attached the two items.

Now I have a cool little table for the
porch and the birdhouse sets 
nicely on it.

HAHA...saw this ORANGE
car yesterday evening
and I had to take a pic because
just a few hours ago I 
went and had my toe nails

HAHA...same color.
I normally do my own nails but
the shop down the street will
take off the old and put on new
with a base coat and top coat
for ten bucks....
they do such a neater job then
I do.

And it last for weeks..

If you know someone that 
lives with daily pain please
keep them in your thoughts....
it is pain awareness 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Redneck Rumble - Part 2

I was going to break up these
pics to go over several days
but I decided to just post
them all and be done with

Yep...the Redneck Rumble!

There were several trailers around that
were handmade.
This being one. 
Enough room to open the door
and crawl in to sleep.

This one was bigger and covered in 

Love these benches. 

My sis in law Kim on the left
and my cousin Tammy.

I would love to have this. 
Make a carrier on the back to carry
Dakota on.

I need my cousin to send
the pic she made of me
in this 

This was just plain creepy.

After Kim, Tammy and I walked
around we got back to see my
brother resting.


This is my cousin's camper.
It sleeps two.
They pull it behind the truck and 
they stay there at the fair grounds
in it for the days they are there.
My uncle stays at my brothers

Took this last one on my way out.

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