Showing posts from October, 2012

The Adventure Begins

I have done the last two post on my dog Dakota, AKA The KING, AKA His Highness so I thought I would continue with that theme in the way of telling you stories about this dog. I for one have never been around a dog like him before. It has been an experience for sure.

My daughter had gotten Dakota as a puppy for my grandson Caleb. She had in her mind that he needed a dog but at that age, Caleb was not interested in a dog so he did what all boys do…….chased him and scared him! Six months after getting the dog Amber moved and could not take him with her. This is what I heard, "mom can you keep him for a few days till we find him a home"…LOL….

They never tried but I did. Problem was, this little Rat Terrier had wormed his way into my heart and every time I found someone that might want him, I found something wrong with them. He came to live with me in August and finally by January the next year, I admitted he was mine. All the time up to that point I kept saying, "I don'…


Now doesn't he look like he is full of himself? Like he is THE KING? If you have not read the last post you might want to jump back and read that. This is Dakota, AKA The KING. In his mind anyway.. About 2 years ago I noticed that Dakota was getting "vocal".....He would make this low whin sound deep in his throat when he wanted my attention. But lately that has turned to a grunt. Yes, my dog grunts like a pig. I really started to notice it if I am not moving fast enough for him, like when I am unlocking the door to go inside after being somewhere. He is usually with me and he stands by me, and grunts! Usually when he sees me getting ready to go somewhere he gets excited, his middle name should be "GO".. But yesterday I was getting ready to go off and he gets all excited dancing around. I went to put my shoes on and told him he had to "stay". He lowered his head and went upstairs. But....half way up the stairs I heard a grunt! Yes, he let me know th…

Heat or No Heat

Last Sunday I got up and the inside of the house was 68 degrees.....I was loving it. I wait to turn my heat on at the last min. and with that I even shut the vent going into my bedroom cause I like it cool.
Well Sunday like I said, it felt good to me. I was in another room when Dakota AKA THE KING walked into the room I was in, yes HIS HIGHNESS came to me, looked up and proceeded to shiver from nose to the tip of his tail.
Guess it was time for heat. I cut it on long enough to knock the chill out but then it went off again.
Silly KING!

Thanks for stopping in, Pam and THE KING!

Fall Colors in Tennessee

This year has been so much prettier with fall colors than in the past few years. I have not been out and about except going to and from work so I have not gotten many fall shots. But here is what I have gotten. Added to the fall color I have a lot of these bugs... Elderberry Bugs. Red in color like the leaves on the trees. Thanks for stopping in, Pam


I have funny things happen all the time but to see a movement out of the corner of my eye while sitting in the livingroom kind of surprised me tonight. I stopped what I was doing and looked over to see a brown spot (not much light on) hop again! I had a tree frog in the house! I sit here for a minute or two to decide how he could have gotten in only to lose him in the living room. I tracked him to the wall next to the window.
Please ignore the dust on my white baseboards while you look at this guy climbing behind the curtains.
I caught a cup. I was not going to run around trying to catch him any other way and I put him out on the front porch. I think he will find his way home now. I figure that he came in with a BIG peace lily plant that a friend brought in for me a couple of weeks ago. I moved that out of the living room to the kitchen today and I must have shook him out, only thing I can figure. But when I put him out it was on the porch right next to where the lily ha…

Night Out at Kim's

Last night I went to a friends house out in the country for a get together and dinner. We sat out in the nice cool weather on the patio and talked. Felt great. I love this time of year. Then I walked to the barn with Kim, Skip, and Bo to check out the newborn ducks. Okay, this has to be a first for me, standing in a chicken coop! I am not a country girl at all, other than my love for animals. Aren't they pretty? And friendly. Course Kim had to pick him up and handed him to me but he was fine with it. This is Kim's County Fair Prize Winning Roaster. This is Kim standing on watching. I was a tad bit nervous, afraid he would decide to peck me. But this guy was nicer towards me then my brothers bird. Momma duck, sitting on about 8 to 10 eggs, best I could tell. Kim was going to pick her up and check out a baby that was hatched about 30 minutes before. This was the first duck hatched. It was a little older than the second one. Yes, that is me holding that little baby. Another f…

Pennies for your Thoughts

Shoulder is healing.....after 8 weeks the doc allowed me to go back to work full time. Today was my first full day. Still not allowed to lift over 5 lbs and having issues raising my arm more then half way out to the side. SCAR TISSUE. Hoping that PT will help break that up if not.... question is will the doc have to go back in and cut that away....we will see. So to help pass the time since I have not been crafting I am posting pics from the past! This one I call ~ Pennies for you thoughts. Thanks for stopping in, Pam


At the end of August my friend Brian was blessed to become a Papa. His first grandson, Nolan was born. And he is a very PROUD papa. By all means he should be....isn't this little fellow a doll? Nolan came to town this weekend to visit Papa. And the family had a great big family dinner.
Little Nolan still sleeps a lot. But that is okay cause everyone wanted to hold him.
This is Nolan's dad, Brian's son, Eric. I watched Eric with Nolan and he is going to make a great dad.
But there is nothing better than a Mom's love!
It's always fun to enjoy their family dinners and get togethers but I truely enjoyed it this time... meeting Baby Nolan was so nice. Thanks for stopping in, Pam

All About the Games

Not been crafting, not been out with the camera not doing much but continuing with my PT for the shoulder and working 4 hours a day..... that is till Monday comes around. Doc. appt. was yesterday and I have been released for full duty at work. Still limited on the pounds I can lift, nothing over 5 lbs. Continue with PT since apparently the reason I can't lift my arm very high to the side, scare tissue. I return back in 4 weeks to see where we are with that. But since I have not been busy lately my blog today will consist of games! Okay, pics of games that I play with my grandson. This one is on a timer and you have to be fast! It is also lots of fun for adults to try and beat it. Caleb and I love to line these up on the kitchen floor, not really playing, just so we can touch the first and knock them all down.
Whoops....okay, so I really don't know how to play this but, Caleb and I were just messing around with these guys.
Checkers......I really don't like this game…


Don't you just love it when a memory of your children as small kids comes to you. It always brings a smile to my face. But when a memory is brought to your attention it makes you smile even bigger. My daughter met a little girl in kindergarten, Jessica Cherry. They hit it off and became the best of friends. Jessica came and stayed the night a lot of times at our house. My daughter is almost 32 now and she has 3 beautiful boys. Jessica would be either 32 or about to be and she has two beautiful children. My daughter, Amber with her youngest, Braden And this is Jessica.
Jessica lives a couple of hours away from us now so her and Amber don't get to see each other. When Amber's 1st born was little, Jessica came to town. This is her and Caleb.
Oh, but I have gotten all the way off track... Amber was not the only child I had, there was my son, Cory. Cory was 6.5 years younger then these two girls.... and he was crushing big time on Jessica. My son Cory. At about 3 or 4 years old …

Winter Scarf

Trying to find things that I can do that  will not affect my shoulder. I still have pain but I understand that is a given.... I found I can do this holding my arm close to my body and it does not hurt that bad. I finished this up the other night. A few years ago I got on a roll and made a lot of scarfs that I gave away here and there..

Love doing things with my hands. Thanks for stopping in, Pam

Braden's 2nd Birthday

September 20, 2010 this little man came into the world. Braden Joshua, my 3rd grandson. This is Braden today, two years old. When Braden's oldest brother, Caleb was the only one, I started a tradition of making and decorating his birthday cake. I have only missed once. But then came two more boys, and I continued the tradition for them also. Braden's cake this year. Since I just had shoulder surgery I knew I could not do a lot of squeezing of the icing bags, better yet I knew it would be hard to make the icing. So this time I just used store bought icing. For the dirt in the truck and around the cake, I used crushed Oreo cookies and for the rocks I used peanuts. Of course I bought some trucks for the topping. Thought it turned out neat. Braden loved the cake which made me really happy to see his face light up. At this point he wanted to play with the trucks. I just had to take this shot.....candle, cake and finger up your nose! Love the look upon his face.... Forget the f…