Wednesday, July 22, 2009

At Last A Card

two frogs Had this idea in my  head but didn't have a chance to put it together until today.  The image is from Penny Black's Toadily set and the sentiment "How Are Things at Your Pad?" is from Stampin' UP.   The striped paper is from Paper Pizazz.  I used my oval Nestabilities and colored the frogs with Prisma Color pencils. 

Today I chatted with Leola on Facebook and cleaned off my computer desk.  Then I entered some family information into my genealogy program.  I hadn't done much of anything with it in a long time.  And I wanted to tell PJ's dad where to find my information.  Well I finally found it and lo and behold there was  a tree with some of my same info.  I emailed the person who had the tree and it turns out that my grandmother and her grandfather were brother and sister. And the best part is we each have info the other one doesn't. 

It is almost 7pm so I better go and get some dinner going.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Back In Time

Leola jumpingLeola and dannyLeola and danny blue ribbon

When Kathi Carlson posted pics of her grandsons at the fair watching Miranda show her horses reminded of when Leola took lessons and showed horses.  Leola was between the ages of 8 & 11.  She was 9 & 10 on Danny (white pony) and almost 11 when she did show jumping.  She still loves horses. 


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm Still Here

It seems like forever since I have posted. Monday and Tuesday were cold and crummy days and I didn't get a lot done. Monday I started sorting boxes of pictures. Still have a ways to go. Today was nice and sunny, went out and watered my flowers. Took a short walk. Then this afternoon we did something that we have never done before. While we were in Colorado we had some car trouble but thanks to a son who is a mechanic it didn't cost us as much as it could have. The car has 191,000 miles and we decided it had made its last trip. We went to town just to look and we now have 2008 Chevy Impala and paid cash for it! We have always looked around and have never before paid cash for a car. The GM dealer assured us he wasn't going to be put out of business.

Kathi, I went to the Cuttlebug Spot but it won't let me leave a comment. Did you have trouble with it?

One of these days I'll get back to posting cards.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Grandson's Handiwork

100_2515 A few years ago I had made a rock garden.  Then a couple of years ago a lady came flying around the corner in her car and did my rock garden in.  Last spring we left it alone to see what plants had survived.  This year Sam said he would give me 8 hours of his time on a nice day to do anything that I wanted done in the yard.  Yippee.  So today I gave him some basic instructions as to what were plants and what were weeds.  This is what he came up with.  The pink flowers are from an ivy germanium that is on a shepherd's hook.  The bush in the rock pile is false indigo and gets neat seed pods in the fall.  Right now it has blue flowers but they aren't showing up.  We worked outside today and I got all my plants planted in containers.  Still have three perennials to plant when I decide where I want them. 

I grilled hamburgs but they didn't compare to the ones that grill guy did in Trinidad at our granddaughter's wedding reception.  LOL

Now it is housecleaning time as Samantha (Sam's girlfriend) is coming up tomorrow evening for a couple of days.

Hope you all had a nice 4th.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mountain Top View

Good Evening,

Our son and his wife live on the top of a mountain in100_2503 Colorado and this is the view they see.  The mountains off in the distance are the Sangre De Cristo mountains in southern C0lorado.

Today was cold, rainy and miserable.  However late this afternoon it started to clear up and the sun is mostly shining.  Cleaned off a kitchen counter that held a 30 year old 5 inch analog tv.  That was mostly Jim's counter and now he has no place to hide all his collection of stuff.  Outdated coupons, etc. most of it went in the trash.  If I can find a place to recycle the tv will do it.  LOL.   

Yesterday I left the house at 8:15am and returned at 9pm.  I picked up a friend and we stopped at a couple of greenhouses on the way to Alpena (a 2 hr drive one way) for my dr appointment.  That went well.  Most of my aches and pains were nothing.  Did find out that I have arthritis in my left thumb but it doesn't hurt.  It took almost two hours at the dr because he was behind and I needed x-rays.  After that we went to Wal-Mart, Staples and Culver's for ice cream before heading home.  We had a carload of flowers so hope to get some planted tomorrow.  It is supposed to be sunny. 

Paul and Noreen, I mailed a cd of wedding pictures to you today.  Talked to Leola today and she was busy scrubbing the tub in their new apt.  Said it looked like no one had lived there in a long time.