Monday, September 15, 2014


The scones are out of the oven ~ drizzle on top and the count down till tomorrow when my dear blog friend Martha will fly from NY to CA.  We've been blog friends for years, and shared our laughs, tears, our ups and downs and now, we get to do it, face to face.

The tree house is ready and I can't wait to make memories.  I had to laugh as Martha called it the "Sleepover of a Lifetime".  She right about that...I'm sure we'll have pictures to share and stories to tell.

How many blog friends have you met in person.  This is only my second.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


My dearest washed my car so I could make a Costco Run.

Love getting fresh veggies and fruit.
Sliced some of those fresh strawberries, and added a few little cinnamon rolls made from left over pie crust.  What a nice little treat.

We were able to get a direct feed on the computer and watched our grandson, Kaleb's college football game back east.  

As you can see Kaleb's team, the Panthers, won their game.  
Back on the home front, I put the groceries away, got on my swimsuit, my book and heading for the pool.  

I'm reading the newest book in the Mitford Series by Jan Karon.  Wonderful series if you haven't read any of them.

I love it when I'm the only one at the pool.  I swim a while, get some sun and read, back in the pool ~ a few more laps, some more reading, one more dip in the pool and back home to take a shower and have a glass of ice tea.  

The laptop is becoming more comfortable for me and I'm beginning to download some pictures.

Hope you had a good Saturday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Today, of all days 9/11 my computer crashed.  I'm using Don's laptop, but don't have any of my pictures stored here, so this is just a message to let you all know I won't be on the computer very much until we decide what we're going to do. 

See if mine is fixable, or maybe I'll take the plunge and get a laptop and learn to use it.  Had my old "desk top" forever, and so maybe it's time for a change.

Hope you all have a great weekend, and I'll be checking in on you.  Not as often as my dearest and I will be sharing a computer. HaHa.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Jill just sent me a couple new pictures of Tristan.  Sept. 12th he'll be 15 months.  Walking everywhere!!  He truly is amazing.  But then aren't all grandchildren??

I had to laugh out loud when I saw this one.  I see a comedian in our future. It also made me think of the little rhyme my dad taught me when I was a little girl, and I've passed on to our kids.

"I'm sleepy, sleepy, sleepy
And I want to go to bed.
Had turkey for my dinner and 'lasses
On my bread.
My hands are sticky, sticky
My face is dirty too ~
Here comes momma with a washrag
Boo Hoo Hoo!!
A gift from above ~ grandchildren

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I didn't plan this Saturday Saga, but it was a first!  I wanted to make some Banana Muffins, and realized I didn't bring my muffin tins when we moved.  Must have given them to my daughter or sold them at the yard sale...but No muffin tins.  I needed some paper products from a well known store (I won't mention) but it starts with a "T". 

I got to the store, got my cart and started filling it up.  Paper towel (hum ~ they seem higher than last trip) napkins, dishwasher packets, Swifters, (hum ~ these sure seem higher in price than I remember last time)  Oh yes, muffin tin ~ Yikes $18.99 ~ and nothing cheaper...Never!! 

For the first time in my life ~ I retraced my steps and put everything back on the shelves, parked my empty cart at the door and left!!!  The security cameras, I'm sure wondered what I was doing.

Stopped at Food-4-Less and got everything for 1/2 the price.  In fact the muffin tin was less than $4.00.  (my old ones were from the Thrift Store for 75 cents.)

Is it just me, or are prices at our "Big Super Stores" getting higher?? BTW I felt a lot better after a cup of coffee and a banana muffin.