Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/21/10 Tuesday

Card making on Tuesday--
first for my friend Jennifer- she has been absent for work for many days recently. One week ago she had a surgical procedure to hopefully make the pain leave... The concept for her card was a donkey (which she has a affinity for) and the place her surgery was --ummmm her posterior

that is the outside of the card. (this guy is on my drive home)

The inside says "It's about time you got your "ASS" back to work"

Second card for my brother's son and daughter in law. Her grandmother passed away this week.
the outside of the card

which is one of the lillies that bloomed in my pond this summer.

I haven't decided what to put on the inside. I may just put a simple "I'm sorry for your loss"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

9/19/10 Sunday

finally getting around to posting one of the last creative things i have done. I made this T-shirt Quilt for Katie for Christmas. I didn't have time to quilt it so i tacked it with pink embroidery floss The back is just a simple 9 patch pattern with the left over material from the letters on her shirts. the t-shirts were ones she had when she was first in her sorority- ZTA.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

9/8/10 Wednesday

OK-- i am a reader and learning to write. Sometimes I think I over analyze everything..but it really is not a problem because maybe two people read this--- on a good month---and because I don't blog regularly--because nothing much exciting ever happens......
anyway--- look at this http:/thepioneerwoman.com/confessions/ for today's date... I love the PW (Ree). She manages so well..... I want to live on a farm (but I would have to be a vegetarian--just saying I'm squeamish) and have a Charlie in my life (my Father in law Charlie) does not count. I do have a Mo and Maggie who are blessings though.

Monday, September 6, 2010

9/6/10 Monday

Memories of summer childhood...... I bought some red plums at the grocery store today. When I bit into one this afternoon it took me right back to when i was a small child. One of the first things i remember getting in trouble for. I must have been younger than 5 when this occurred. I remember our landlady Mrs Mixon. We rented a lot for our trailer. It was just a little bitty place (probably way less than a regular lot in urban America) and we lived on the very last of the lots. There were 5 or 4 trailers parked in this small place. Mrs Mixon had the "big house" beside the parking place for the trailers. It was a two story blue house ---probably not all that large but back then it seemed huge...but i digress. Back to the red plums...Mrs Mixon had a red plum tree or two planted right near our home. When the red plums ripened and fell to the ground it was just toooo much -- I had to have those plums. I guess a child i was more deprived than i really realized. Those PLUMS became the thing i had to have. I remember mother telling me not to eat Mrs Mixon's plums... as a little child i probably didn't eat all that many of them but "mean Mrs Mixon" made sure that i didn't get any at all. It is funny how just the taste of a red plum brought all that back........

Sunday, September 5, 2010

9/5/10 Sunday

Mo-now the eldest of our furbabes at age 11- has discovered there are fish in the pond. He is intent on trying to catch one of them. He loves to go out at night with Mr S and his flashlight and see if he can find the irksome little things. He has trouble finding them while looking among all the lillies and the pond lettuce

Thursday, September 2, 2010

09/02/10 Thursday

Sad--Sad--Sad--- there is so much sadness around me.. I feel so terribly sad for my friends. I am like a rayon dress in the middle of winter stuck to your legs with static cling. My friends grief and sadness clings to me. I wish I had a magic compound to help them feel better.

Please say a prayer for my dear friends
  • Tina-- she is alone this weekend, her job is getting her down . She is still grief stricken from her daughter's death and the physical consequences of her major surgery just before . She is... Broken. I think she has taken all she can take. Her faith is strong--I just don't know how she can go on. Tears.
  • Sharon--just newly married and should be sooooo happy. Her medical conditions make her life so hard . Her children take advantage of her situation (in the past). Job stress and the need to continue to work. She has a great faith--she trusts in God and still the physical and mental aspects of her disease process is getting to her.

  • Maggie-- job woes, grown up children and a husband. Her son nearly died in a swimming accident last fall and I know that still haunts her. She is also dealing with the other three friends that are in need of prayer. Maggie and I are both friends with each of the other.It is so difficult to watch friends fall apart and not be able to do anything to help them in their suffering.

  • Gary--my sweet ,sweet friend. His struggles are of a lost relationship and lost love. He also has physical problems resulting from a freakish accident last Christmas, and new diagnosis of a chronic illness. He now has so much financial responsibility and is not able to work due to both physical and mental wounds. He is struggling also with physical, mental and financial aspects of his new life.

My dear,dear friends--and I--are "standing in the need of prayer" (that is a song). I am listening to many hours of praise and worship songs every day. Now that my job is changed I have more time to plug into the iPod and try to remember the power of prayers and love

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

09/01/10 Wednesday

she did it!
New graduate and grandfather

Eating at the Commissary in Germantown

well, she did it again--another graduation! This milestone was reached on May 8, 2010 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. She is now a graduate from the University of Memphis. What did she graduate with this time??
Master of Arts concentration in History and a Certificate in Museum Studies.

Now she is off on another Grand Adventure. She is now a Ph.D. candidate at Middle Tennessee State University.

we are busting our buttons--such proud parents of a great daughter

Wednesday September 1, 2010

pooor little blog--abandoned for nearly 3 months. It has been such a hectic summer---although i cant put my finger on what has taken all this time. Our daughter graduated from college with her Bachelor's in May and has now moved on to work on her Ph.D. The good news is she is now only 2 hrs 15 minutes from home.
Muse be the time for changing addresses-- Katie moved and this last week my brother and his family moved as well. My brother is actually about 1/2 hour closer to me---only 4 hours now I think.
Tina (my friend from work) has returned to work part time. She is having a lot of pain still--only more now in her heels, neck and migraines. She is under so much stress that is so hard for her body. Yesterday was 3 months since Ginny was taken on to heaven. I still think this is something most of us cant realize how much this changed her life. My thoughts since Ginnys death is that if Tina gets out of bed and continues to breath...well she is doing well if she does that every day.
this last weekend, Katie came home for a little visit and to pick up our grandkitten, Frances, and take her to her new home. I am surprised--- we are all missing "Francie" she is such a good little kitty. I miss her sitting her her "cube" made out of rip stop nylon and "bushwhacking" us as we walk buy...and that proves true for the other cats and dogs too. she is a equal opportunity "bushwhacker" LOL
my friend Jennifer had surgery this morning, I am praying this will help her chronic pain. She is a young woman (early early 30's) and has been terribly impacted by the pain caused by Interstitial Cystits. She has soooo much pain that is not helped by any of the treatments so far. She is ready to move on and get engaged, married and have a family.
it is getting darker earlier and staying darker later in the morning so I am getting all mixed up.... here it is almost 2am and i am still awake... not been to sleep at all yet and i have to be up and at 'em at 6 am. i guess i better go try to sleep again.