Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Busy July

It's been a busy month and boy has it flown by!  I had a birthday on Sunday... those things are really flying by at record speed, too.  :)))

My daughter and her daughter came for a week long visit.  Having a two year old in the house definitely keeps us on our toes, but she is such a joy.  This is one happy child and makes this Grandma smile a lot. They went home early this morning and my house feels unusually quiet today.

Here's the little cutie pie in the swimming pool.  She has a great sense of humor and loves to joke and be silly, just like her mommy.

This handsome little guy had a birthday last week too.  Chandler is now 5 years old and will start kindergarten next month.  He's a sweetheart and he facetimes with Grandma on his ipod often.   I love getting his phone calls and he shows me what he is playing with , what he is wearing, makes cute faces,  etc.  I just love this little guy!

Before our company arrived, I pulled out a very old quilt top that I made when my kids were little ones.  I secured the appliqued apples with my machine and plan to make a quick quilt that the grandkids can use while watching tv here.  Everyone loves to have their own blanket when they visit.

My goal is to finish up some very old projects without devoting too much time to any of them.  I need to organize my sewing room and then I hope to start up some new projects soon.

But I received a sweet phone call from those grandsons this morning, wanting to know if they can come back to Grandma's house before they go back to school.  Of course, my answer was yes, so the sewing may have to wait a few more weeks.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A New Day

After yesterday's post and all the sweet comments, I figured I would do another just to say that I really am ok.

I have so much to be thankful for and I know this.   I've been very emotional;  I even tear up and sometimes cry when I see pictures of animals who need homes on facebook.  (I really wish people wouldn' t put the sad animal posts on fb.  Truthfully, a lot of of my sadness probably comes from fb.... that's another deep thought)

I'm at 'that' age when women's emotions sometimes go crazy.  And I know this.  I keep reminding myself that 'this too shall pass.'  God is very good!

Peas and pastry (or dumplings)

I made peas and pastry yesterday.  I had never even heard of this until I was visiting a home health patient one day and this is what she was cooking.  I use a box of chicken broth, a bag of frozen peas, and add store bought pastry strips.  Add salt and pepper and it really is yum.  It's a comfort food for me and it brings back a fond memory of my sweet little patient.  We had this with bratwurst sausage for supper last night... easy and good.

$1.39 panel
Those who know me, know that I love Goodwill.  I found this long window scarf recently for $1.39.  It works  perfectly in my guest bedroom and we were able to get it hung before the kids visited last week.  The curtain rod costs more than the curtain.... love that!

close up
Here's a close up to better see the color.  I love checks and I love blue.... perfect for me! Thanks to whoever donated it.

As far as  I know, I don't need to leave home today.  I plan to clean the floors then spend the rest of my day in the sewing room.  It's supposed to rain later, so it sounds like a perfect day.

Everybody have a great weekend!

Friday, July 14, 2017

An emotional week

What a week this has been!

It started out as a fun visit from these guys and their parents.  Their dad was a little stressed by the time they left, and we ended up having a few  hurtful words that hurt both our feelings.  Sometimes I think I must be a horrible person.  

Then this happened.  We were notified that one of our family members was killed in the plane crash.  I had just met these people a couple months ago.  (hubby's cousins)  Such a sad day.

On the same day, we found out that another cousin would be having surgery for colon cancer this week.  My mom died of colon cancer this month, two years ago.  My emotions have been all over the place.

A friend of the family , who is very ill, physically and mentally, was found in a ditch this week, naked, without his artificial leg, and confused.  He is still in the hospital.

Another friend who is going through chemo treatments for bladder cancer, posted a selfie on Facebook this week.  It made me so sad.  She looks so sick.

I have made an appointment for my dad, to have his long time faithful companion, Missy, put to sleep on Monday.  She is old, she has gone blind and deaf, is barely eating enough to keep her alive,  and she sleeps outside in the hot garage.  I'm sure she is miserable.  This will happen on Monday.  I've never been a part of having an animal put to sleep.

We reconnected with old friends last week, which ended up bringing up a bad memory for all.  Funny how we remember the 'bad' more than all the 'good'.

I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just documenting the week, trying to sort out some feelings.

God  has always been and is still in control.  This I know.