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Staying Busy on Vacation

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I am on vacation! It started at 2 pm on the 18th of this month and I will not be returning to work until Jan. 4th... NEXT YEAR. Now, what to do with my time???? Get somethings in order and organized. Thinking that I just have to much stuff and it is all closing in on me so I decided that it was time to clean out cabinets, closets, drawers and whatever else I can find to mess with. Yesterday I decided that I wanted to make a coat rack for my hall. I got the idea from my cousin, Kathy. So here are my versions of what she had made. The top one is for the coats and the second one is to hang behind the door in the bathroom to hold my belts and scarfs. I got a baseboard from Home Depot, that had the curved edge over the top. The board cost me $8.00 but I have been able to get to racks measuring 24 inches each and one measuring 15 inches ( for towels in the bathroom, yet to be made). The hooks on the top one were $3.98 each for a total of $11.94. With the board

Wordless Wednesday

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Beautiful under the Christmas tree.

True Story Tuesday - Kenny Rogers

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Several, several years ago I went to a Kenny Rogers concert with two friends. I have always liked ole Kenny so I was looking forward to it. The concert was held at the Grand Ole Opry here in Nashville and we had really good seats, 4th row back to the left of the stage. Not bad seating at all. Well, my friends decided that for some reason they were bringing a pair binoculars to the concert. Between the three of us we past the binoculars back and forth to take a good look at Kenny. From where we were sitting and with the aid of those strong looking glasses, we had a great view. After several passes of the binoculars it was my turn again. At this point Kenny decided to stop singing and look my way and ask me what I expected to see sitting that close to the stage looking through the binoculars! Okay, I was so red and I could have very easily crawled under the seats in front of me. Yes, I could see the sweat on his forehead and the whiskers on his chin really well…..but did he have to a

I Heart Faces - Pets

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This weeks post at I Heart Faces is about Pets. This is my dog Dakota, he was happier posing for this shot then he was when I tried to wrap him up in lights and put a bow on his head! Run on over to I Heart Faces and check more pets out. http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Pam
For those of you who know me know that I am not much of a cooker. I actually have done more since September then I probably have in several years. It is just really hard to cook for one person so it has been easier to grab something here or there and make the most of it. When I married at 20 I was not much of a cook then either. The reason then was a bit different, I did not know how to cook. See my Mom was a stay at home Mom until I was in the 11th grade. But even then she was still home to cook our breakfast before heading to school and there to cook dinner. Plus, she would rather not have anyone in her kitchen misplacing things or making a mess. With those reasons, I never cooked. After marrying, I learned and became fairly good at it. I cooked my children’s breakfast before they headed to school and I headed to work. And after work I cooked a nice dinner, helped with homework, started laundry and picked up things all before going to bed. Years after my divorce my son moved in wi

Trip into the Past - Bethlehem

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Last Friday evening my grandson, Caleb and I went back in time to Bethlehem.We walked down the streets of Bethlehem during the time when everyone was called together to be counted for the census. We watched as vendors try to sell us their wares, as kids played in the streets and as people danced and sang. Dancing and singing As we entered the city of Bethlehem we had to sign our names in so that we could be counted on the census. And as we walked the streets we viewed and passed Roman soldiers with their sheilds and swords. There were vendors making baskets, selling fine linen, selling herbs, selling bread and one vendor's child was even stomping grapes to sell wine. There were vendors that looked richer then some and poor children that played in the streets. We viewed shephards tending their animals. It was a site to view. basket weaver Caleb and the linen lady Shepard After our journey through the streets we entered the Bethlehem Inn. We were greeted and take

Wordless Wednesday

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Pic of niece when I gave her the birthday gift from me.

True Story Tuesday - The Seat Belt

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Many years ago a friend I was out running around with a friend, Jill. We were going shopping and then to do lunch in her car. Each time we got into the car to go somewhere I noticed that the seat belt was acting up a bit. It seemed to be a bit hard to slip into the slot and I was having to push on it really hard. But when I went to release it every thing seemed to be okay with it. UNTIL…..when I got back in the car on our very last stop I really had to force the belt into the slot but before I could make mention of it we started talking and I forgot. When we arrived to where my car was parked and I pushed the button to release the belt, I realized I was stuck. The button would not push in far enough to release the belt. I pushed, she pushed, I pulled, she pulled…but it would not work. So between gasp of laughter from us both I suggested that we go to her brother’s house to have it cut off! She suggested loudly that we were not cutting that belt, then she rolle

I Heart Faces - Sweet Dreams

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I Heart Faces this week is titled Sweet Dreams. Go by and check out all the pics. http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/ My grandson, when he was 11 days old. He is now 1 yr. old. Pam

Wordless Wednesday

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Daughters dog.