Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Once a Bulldog and The Arrangement

Went to Zaxby's the other day.
Not been since it was built.
I went in to sat down and looked
up to see this on the wall.
DuPont High School
1928- the year the 1st Senior Class
was added to DuPont High
1986- the last senior class to
graduate from
DuPont Sr. High
I am from the class of 1978!
Proud of it.
Now onto last nights project.
Picked this up several years ago
from Goodwill.

Mom had this and gave it to me to

Got these at Old Time Pottery a
month ago.

The outcome.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Fish Pond

My oldest brother Ray has a really nice
fish pond in his front yard.
Last month I was out house
sitting for him and I picked up this really
nice flat rock and knew right
away what I wanted to do with it.
To sit near Ray and Lori's fish pond!
What do you think?
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Fuse Box Cover/Door

I don' think that I ever known anyone
to move and take the cover/door
off the fuse box to take it with them.
Years ago I got a call from my brother
wanting to know if I could paint on the
cover of the fuse box.
Never have done it but figured why not.
Their fuse box was in the washroom. It was
taken down and given to me to paint.
Ray left it up to me as to what to
paint on it.
This is what I came up with...
Brick patio, birdbath, flowers and
vines of green.
I think upon seeing it Ray got more than
he thought he would get! But Lori, my
sis in law loved it so much that when
she took people through their home, they
were taken to the washroom that was now
painted a peachy/orange color to match a flower in
the painting.
We laughed about them moving one day
and having to take the cover with them.

And that is just what they did.
It is now hanging in there bedroom.
Pretty cool I think.
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Working Around the Yard

Weekend before last I worked in the
yard and got the deck all decked
out for enjoying time out there.
This weekend I intended to make a flower
bed along side of the shed.
But the issue with that every spring is
With a tennis racket in hand I knocked
several across the yard, and cut one in
half, but you know you can only
play tennis with them for so long...
And if you really want to read a funny..
jump over to an older blog
and enjoy a good read.
The deal is, the first original ones
to my shed years ago, drilled up
in the wood at the bottom of my shed.
With swarming it makes it hard to
get out there.
I learned that they lay the eyes up in the
holes, and then they die.
The eggs hatch out in the spring and
the swarming starts again.
Even with the extreme cold, I actually
have more then I have ever had.
With all that said, I decided to wait
to make that bed, till they are gone.
So I had to locate another spot.
I checked the area of my Cana's and
found that they are not coming
back. Apparently they froze out
this winter....but that opened a spot
for a bet.
Deana, a woman I met a couple of years ago
and I think of now as a friend brought me
some plants last week so I
got them in the ground in the new

I cut back the hydrangea's again. Cut them
back a couple of weeks ago but since they
have really popped up from the bottom I
cut the rest of the stalks from last yr. down.
I have my two original ones that I was
given over 15 yrs. ago. A smaller
one I bought about 5 yrs. ago and
about 2 or 3 starters from the
That bed is getting full fast.
I have a plant that I have had for over 20
yrs., Lemon Sage or Balm. A
friend up the streets hubby wanted
some so I took some to him and in
turn I was able to bring this home!
There is actually two kinds of ferns there.

Until the bees are gone I am done with
beds. But I do have pots on the deck that
needs plants in them. That is usually where
I put my herbs.
I also found these for plant holders...
Aren't they colorful?
Not bad buys either.
The bucket was 3.00 at a thrift store and the 
other two came from Deals Dollar store for
4.00 each.  

Looking forward to getting them full and
out side.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

My Changing Hairstyles

When I was younger I loved
This was taken when I was about 14
years old and I loved my long hair.
Then for some reason I decided to have it
cut to what was known then as a long
15 here.

Over the next couple of years it
got shorter.
This pic was taken my
senior year.
I really liked this cut.

But somewhere along the line
I let it grow again.
Hard to tell in this pic but as a young
mom I let it get past my shoulders again.
DON'T laugh.....this was the 80's.
The curly perm and long before the
spiral type.
What was I thinking?
I was 21 here...

Then we skip to 2004 which put me at
44 yrs old.
I am sure there are pics here and
there to cover from 21 to 44
but I was not digging them up.
Keep in mind though, the hair
went from long to short, from
short to long...and
so on, and so on.
2004-44 yrs old

Wow, then we have this pic...
GRAY hair!
I stopped hitting the bottle
(dying my hair) in 2008 - 48 yrs old and
I was even shocked at how gray it was
when I let it grow out.
This was taken 2011

Then we go to 2012


another 2013

Well look at that....getting long again in
mid 2013 till ......

in April I decided to really mess
with it...
and after 20 yrs. I of no perm I
decided to give it a try.
Looked good here but
for some reason it just would
not hold this curl long.
Could be the hair, me or meds...
who knows but it just was not holding
this look.

So.....on Tuesday this week I went back to

I think I am over the letting it grow phrase
at the age of 54.  To much up keep.
and I personally think I look younger
with it short....
I think I went a tad short this time.
Next cut will not be this short...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This, That and the Other

So spring finally found us here in
the Nashville area.
Only to throw in Dogwood winter
last week.
Had to laugh when I saw this!
Covering plants?
Early ghost for Halloween?
Afraid the mailbox was cold?
Well you know me, it was to
funny to pass up, had to have
a pic.
This was another head scratching
site at next door to mom's house
one day.

Orange Tree?
The kids were tossing up the Halo's
as the groceries were being taking
from the car...
yep, tree caught them.
Halo's.....reminds me of a story.
A month or so ago I was at home and
I decided I wanted a Halo. So I
am at the kitchen sink washing my
Halo off when the phone rings.
I missed the call from my mom
so I called her back and she asked
what I was doing?
My reply.....
Washing my Halo!
Total silence on mom's end of
the line.
Then I realized how that sounded and
I busted out laughing.
Cleaning off the deck and uncovering
the grill last weekend I found
this guy.
Thinking he is a tree frog.


I had to usher him to the edge of the creek
bank around trees to get him moving.
But I got him out of the way, so afraid
I would step on him.
Last but not least...
Indian money.
Not found any of this
stuff since I was a kid and we
used to search for cool rocks
and keep them.
I love my find now I just
have to figure out
what to do with them.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Read the book...
was not impressed.
My niece Holly kept telling me
the play was so much better,
and I have to say I agree.
Saturday night, my sis in laws Lori
and Kim, my nieces Holly and Jessica
and I went to WICKED.
I was so afraid it would shine a bad
light on my all time most
fav movie, The Wizard of Oz
but no, it did not.
The childhood fantasy of the
Wizard of Oz still lives!
And now I have a special place
in my heart for WICKED.
And the fun night I had out with
the ladies.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Weekend -Cleaning the Deck and the Master Piece

Before I move onto the cleaning of the deck
I wanted to share CLYDE!
This is my son's dog. He is 3 yrs old and
weighs in at a whopping 135!
As you can tell, he is a big boy.
He keeps hurting the pad on his back foot
so Cory has him all bandaged up.
 Now, the master piece!
Candle holder I got at Goodwill for
$1.99 a couple
of years ago. In the past I have sat
a clay pot with flowers down in the
holder....looks adorable.
But I decided to change it up some
this year.

So I took a glass globe I found at Goodwill
a few months ago for the same price
of the holder and ....

This is what I came up with.
Looks great in the garden but when things
really start blooming it will look even

Now moving on to the deck.
Two years ago
the sides were rebuilt on my deck,
 the flooring
might look rough but if is stable so
it stayed
as it was.
This weekend I got out and uncovered the
items on the deck, had them covered with
tarp and I rearranged the
deck a bit different from the past yr.
First I took these to the yard and
scrubbed them down.

Uncovered the glider.
Yes, THE KING is enjoying his
Scrubbed down the table and chairs.

And uncovered the grill that I just
had to have last year. Let's see
if I cook on it more than I did
last year which was a total
of two times!
I hate to cook!

And then there is this piece.
My youngest brother gave it to
and I am going to Lowes this
week to get the out door lamp to
go on the top.
It will make a great addition to my
Anyway, its so nice in the mornings to
sit out with my coffee and enjoy
the birds singing.
By noon in comes the sun.
But, I am in the process of getting
some estimates to put a roof
over the deck and maybe, maybe....
screen it in.
I have a creek that runs just past the
grill under those bushes you see and
in the summer
Screening this in would be amazing.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring is Springing at my House

Just a week or so ago this was my
Today, this is them.
And I actually dug some up and
moved them....
I got these from the woman that
use to watch my children.
I planted them at my other
house but when
I moved 21.5 yrs ago
I dug them up and brought them
with me...
I have had them about 24 yrs.

I have a creek that runs right next to my
driveway. I have tried for yrs to
get ivy to grow there but I guess it
never got enough water cause it
never took hold.
a couple of yrs ago I emptied a pot
that had some in there that looked
like it was dying. But look
at it now.

Growing all over one area.
Lemon sage.
Smells like lemon pledge.
Never cooked with it but
that is what it is for.
I have had this plant about 24 to 25
yrs also. It has been moved
around the yard several times,
and it spreads.

Out of my iris' this is the
only one blooming.

This one is on the same plant.
Took this shot Tuesday evening.

This is the same flower, took it Wed., yesterday.

A wild violet.

This shot was taken a week ago,
my hydrangea's coming up from
the roots.
They are up a lot more now.
I had the bed around the tree for a while
but I decided to make another one on the other
side of the downspout.
Got the rocks out of the creek.
And I moved some Hosta to that spot also.  
The little Gnome down near the bottom
of the pic was gotten for a special reason.
I picked it up at Old Time Pottery a few
weeks ago. I got it cause my
son is coming in from California in
July and I wanted it to remind him of home...
He has a neighbor next to him in California that
has several Gnomes in the front yard.
Cory would come in late from work and he
would go over there and inch all the
Gnomes up a few
took several times of this before the
neighbor finally caught on and
moved them back. Last I heard my son
was inching them up to the house again!
Just a good laugh when he gets here..
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