Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Well, we have two new family members at our house now. Elvis and Bob, two siamese kittens, came from my older sister's moma cat. The dad is a long haired yellow tabby and the mom is a siamese but oddly enough all four kittens turned out like the mother. We were going to take just one boy but felt like Elvis needed a playmate so we took the other boy, Bob, also my sister was going to take them to the animal shelter and you know what happens there. At least we were able to save two of them. They are sweet and definitely boys :). Poor RJ has been put in second place now but he is still our baby.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Friday, April 24, 2009

I {HEART} green and white!

I am participating in a new swap over at Foxgloves, Fabric and Folly. Heidi and her daughter Holly are the hostesses. Green and white are one of my favorite color combinations so i'm looking forward to this one. Jean is my swap partner and it will be fun to pick out some goodies for her and her home.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
God Bless,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


One of my regular blogs I like to read is Nikki's, she is so whimsical and creative, you really should check her out. On of her posts she shared that she had been adopted and was connected with a group called Birthmom Buds. Well, they are having their special mother's day celebration coming up and asked for donations of door prizes to give the the birth mothers. So, I am donating....I wasn't adopted and I have not adopted a child (however, I would if felt led to do it) but I am a mother and I know that feeling that comes from having given birth. The photo is what I am donating made out of an old piece of wood that has been worn from the weather. Hopefully the recipient of this will always remember that God will bless her for choosing to give life as oppose to terminating the life God created. Please check out Birthmom Buds it is a wonderful group.

God Bless,


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant garde on my patio, I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon, before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 70's & 80's, and if I, at the same time , wish to weep over a lost love...I will.
I will walk the beach in a swimsuit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old. I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turn gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day!
copied(from a smart person)
God Bless,

Friday, April 3, 2009


I'm participating in a first for my little blog. A recipe box swap with Randi. This recipe I got from my ex mother in law and has been one of my family's favorite's for quite a while.
Greek Salad
8oz. Vermicelli
1/2 c. olive oil
2 T. Cavenders Greek Seasoning (any grocery has this)
2 T. lemon juice
Cook the pasta for 6 minutes, drain, add in next 3 ingredients and marinate covered in frig at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
Just before serving add in:
1 small can chopped black olives
1 small jar chopped pimentos
4-5 chopped green onions
1-2 T. mayonnaise (i use 2, makes it not so dry)

Have a great day and enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009