words to live by.......

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!!"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wow......it's been awhile!

Its hard to believe that I have not updated my blog since the 7th.......have I really been that busy?  Well, I guess I have!  So let me try to get you all caught up on me and my world.  I have been feeling so much better since the surgery, I actually used my rotary cutter, for the first time in over a year, it almost brought tears to my eyes.  Ok, Ok it did bring me to tears!  I have put up the extra pair of scissors and even went as far as buying me some new blades!

I am really close to finishing one of my UFOs.......and my son Jay is happy about that.  He is going through some hard times right now and a little comfort from Mom is just the ticket, for a warm and toasting night sleep.

This is me (well my hands!) finishing the binding.  It is a sudoku quilt.  I hate to admit I started this one almost 2 years ago, before I broke my right humerus, I really have no REAL excuse why this did not get finished!  When it was put in the tote of abandon "goodies" it just needed the binding stitched.  Yes, I am a bad girl......but hey it's  almost finished, all it needs is the label and a hug from Jay and its complete!

Now, Shayne, well she made butter, and she couldn't have been any happier and so proud of herself.  I guess it took her (with a hand crank butter maker) about 45 minutes, but when she was done, well, take my word for it it was well worth it.  Some of the sweetest tasting butter I have ever had.

This, some heavy cream and lots and lots and lots of turning and you have the most incredibly sweet butter, yum!  Good job "farmer" Shayne!

So, that's alittle of what went on since the last blog, more to follow.......Jay is coming over for a visit on Saturday, so I will get a picture of him with his quilt.  Until then I will leave you with this:

My 3 beautiful grandsons!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The beginning of another week in the world around me!!

Ok, let me get you caught up with the happens in my world since the last blog......

Surgery went well, 3 1/2 hours and a 2 day stay in the hospital.  Got home on Wednesday and sat on the couch pretty much for a week......I am not going to anything to hinder the healing of my arm this time!!

I got home from the hospital on Wednesday and my house was so clean.......almost didn't recognize it.  Thank you Shayne.......my oldest daughter she's a keeper!
Shayne, Sami, Hayden and Belle
This is 2 of my girls and Shayne's youngest Hayden and Sami's first Belle.  I have to admit, I loved being a mom but there is no better feeling in the world than being a grandma.  Being blessed with wonderful kids that have givin me wonderful grandbabies, MawMaw loves each and everyone of you......Garrett, Hailey, Bryce, Jake, Belle and Hayden.  Lucky me!

So, my grandson Bryce came home from his dad's and the whole family came and visited on Friday.  I was able to enjoy all the boys, but couldn't hold Hayden.......not just yet!
Jake and Bryce in chicken coop
So they brought steal bread to feed the chickens, looks like Jake was more interested in chasing them instead of feeding them.  He is such a pistol!!

Jake and Richard

So, my son in law Richard who did not get in the chicken yard helped by holding the bread!  That's ok, the boys had a good time.

Saturday, Sami went to the store with me.  She did all the lifting, I did the buying....lol.  Sounds about right!  Anyway we went to the book store and got Belle some books and I bought Sam her first cookbook!  After a year and half of marriage and a baby she wants to cook, god love her!  Then we went to Best Buy and I took advantage of the "tax free" weekend here in Missouri and got myself an iPad 2!

So much techno stuff, makes me feel like my world should be plugged in all the time, lol!  My grandmother's head would be spinning by now, she had a hard time with the VCR!

Grandma and Aunt Vivian

This is a picture of my grandma and Aunt Vivian!  My grandma live to be 92!  She passed away about 18 years ago I guess.  I know the VCR had just come out and we got her one for Christmas, not sure she ever used it.  Now I know how she felt, "with all this fancy stuff!!"
Kids these days, lol!

We took some pictures of Belle that I will leave you with.  Keep your fingers cross, that with any luck I will return to sewing and quilting this week.  I am starting to have withdraws.

Belle is like her MawMaw, a morning person.  She wakes up with the biggest smile!
She is all ready for shopping!