Wednesday 31 October 2018


MY Paradise

Why do I call it paradise?   
You only have to look up
to see heaven

Beauty even on the stormiest
Of nights.
or the beauty of nightfall

Maybe it's in the promise of a new day 

I only have to look up, to see the promise of God. That this is the day the lord has made.

Monday 29 October 2018


One more visit to the patch.

Chloe and her best friend
How clever are these girls?
This is the Halloween dance.

 So many to chose from
where would one even start!

Oh my!  how you have grown.
Good job Mom & Dad, another year
of gathering pumpkins

Saturday 27 October 2018



Nothing better then picking your own.

Even better when brother helps.
Although brother doesn't look
super happy about this venture.

This is very serious business.
Picking out just the right pumpkin
is not for the faint of heart.
It was a fun day!

So Chloe, brother Blake and mom&dad, all had a busy day. Picking out just the right pumpkin, that will soon be a punkin!   Halloween will soon be here.

Thursday 25 October 2018


Sorry about that!

When writing yesterday, I threw out the name of a drink called Arnold Palmer.  
Sometimes I think everyone knows everything and I am the only one that knows nothing.

Arnold Palmer, was a very famous golfer. NO! I do not golf nor do I know anyone that does.

I had my first Arnold Palmer drink on a hot day at a Chinese restaurant. I know right!! Who would guess that combination.

Half tea/half lemonade
There doesn't seem to be a recipe for making it, just half tea/half lemonade and lots of ice.

The name came when the famous golfer ordered a glass, on a hot day after a tournament. 

How I make it!

It comes in a can.
I buy it at Wal-Mart
Just found out Amazon will deliver😉
Does it get any better?
 It does get a little better if you add spirits, but, then it is a John Daley.

who knew I had all these useless facts??? 


Wednesday 24 October 2018


Make a Arnold Palmer

 Yes, my new obsession.  I don't have a recipe, I buy the mix at Wal-Mart😆. Probably should learn to make it with out a mix, it would probably be better.

I am back to my sewing machine, making totally worthless but cute Christmas presents.
The fabric bowls are to hold hot/cold things. You can put them in the microwave so your bowls can be lifted from the microwave with out fumbling around with a pot holder.  Or! you can put a bowl of ice cream in the holder and hold it on your lap.  
The placemats are for a daughter in law that wants a set for every holiday.  Right now, I am working on Christmas for her.

How about a coaster?
My daughter in law uses hers at work.
So, Life is good!

Roses from granddaughter Zoe
For our 60 wedding anniversary.

Sunday 21 October 2018


Right when I needed it

A short note today, to tell you about Karianne.  I know you all follow her or should.

I so needed  this post from her.  I have read it several time and wanted to share just in case you missed it.

Saturday 20 October 2018


I am so glad fall is pretty or I would be in constant tears about saying goodbye to another summer.

summer finds us on the boat!  Is there any other place to be in the summer?

A picture perfect time, when the waters were so still.

 These days are few and far between, you are just lucky if you get to spend some time doing nothing but floating.

 It can take you to places you would never have been able to visit.  This is the waterfall that feeds lake Rosevelt, which in turn, feeds the damn that creates our power.  

 Same alcove, such a quiet, peaceful place. No one runs their engines here, they drift into the cove and sit quietly trying to take it all in.

 I wanted to get a better picture of this cliff.  this is home to thousands of birds and yes those are bird droppings. I could not show the nests, the side of the cliff is full of nests.

Friday 19 October 2018


Not sure if this is true:   I heard that there are places in the south that do not enjoy fall colors!   I can not imagine missing out on the beauty.  Not to mention the fun of raking leaves.

So here is a little bit of my fall color.

Bring a little color inside.   Fall is so beautiful, I can not imagine not having the joy of it, plus getting to rake leaves.

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Catching my balance

Fall has a special beauty.  The colors are not to be found anyplace else.  No painter can paint them except God.

I am slowly getting my balance and wanting to get back to sewing and creating.  All summer I went through the motion of what summer should be.

I must admit, I am leaning heavily on you all.  I know some of you have been through so much more and landed on your feet.  Please share with me any tips you have found that helped you get there. 

I really believe that one day this will once again be my paradise.  I do count my blessing everyday.  You all are part of that blessing.

Monday 15 October 2018

Because of you Nana! 

I am going to start off today with her blog.  Nana, is the reason I have decided to get back to writing.

When hubby had his stroke in February, my whole life changed.  I had to re-learn life as it was no longer the same, nor will it ever be the same.

I didn't feel comfortable writing about him.  I now see that was a mistake because I sure can use the prayers.  He (Steve)  has make great progress and for that I am grateful.

I am getting back to sewing, reading blogs, reconnecting with friends and yes, now writing.

Today will be short and I hope sweet.  Just a way to get my feet wet!