Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Color In My Yard

Happy Birthday April !!







Monday, March 30, 2009

Wife Swap

Several people told me they watched Wife Swap last Friday night. They wanted to know if I enjoyed the show. Yes, yes, and yes!

Some thought the young son of the people from my neck of the woods needed a "laying on of hands." He really was spoiled, but I think the show would not have been as interesting if he was quite like his sister.

If there is a rerun of the show, and I know when it will be aired, I will certainly watch it again. I really think a lot of it is scripted but it was a fun show to watch.

In fact, my husband told me the next morning I could call him "King Curtis" from now on.

If anyone missed the show and would like to know more, you can find lots more here.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

GOD Planted These

"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Small Town Art

You may need to click on the picture to make it larger.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt = Hands


You may have to enlarge the picture to see my hand.



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yesterday...

I was over at Wide Margins and she was talking about her daughter's senior project about Diabetes. She said Yesterday was American Diabetes Alert Day. And this reminded me that a couple of people I know did the "Walk For The Diabetes Cure" on Sunday.

The young man second from the end on the right side is my grandson.


The girl on the right is a member of our church.

And yes, I stole the photos.

Monday, March 23, 2009

They're just passing through...

Last week my daughter visited and brought these with her. Since they will not be staying here, I didn't even invite them in.

They were my Granddaughter's mannequins. My niece wanted to use them for a project she's doing. So we just walked them to my car where they will stay until I go to see my niece or she comes to see me.

We did get a laugh when the boy put the groceries in the car on Saturday.

Oh, and one more thing, some people who live not too far from our area, are going to be on "Wife Swap" the TV show on ABC this Friday night. I hope I get to see it!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Good Bye

This is our old storm door at the back. For years this has greeted everyone who comes knocking. And believe it or not most people are smiling when I answer the door.

Today the man came to install a new back door and storm door. He didn't finish, so he'll be back tomorrow. I hope I can find something to put on the new door to make people smile.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Luck of the Irish?

I think something's about to change around here. For one thing my place at the top of the steps is getting crowded. All of us know this is the hay barn and it will soon be time to eat.


Only thing... there's a lot of us still here. A couple of the little ones went off to live with some children in 4-H. That mean ole' Billy Goat who hurt our man's leg, got to go home with the man who cooks that delicious "goat bar-b-que". Some of them went to live on other farms.


Pretty soon the mamas will start having babies again. Like I said, its getting crowded around here. Our man is planning to take 10 of us to the stock market on Thursday.


I don't think I'll go. Nope, I'm not giving up my place at the top of the steps, no matter how crowded it gets.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Something Pink

A nice little surprise

I have no idea how that pink flower got over here. Years ago I had some come up in the front flower bed but never back here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Something moved

Sometime back my husband decided to make the path wider by moving the line of rocks over. Too bad no one told the daffodils.

Even so, there's always one or two that just won't stay in line.


We've been enjoying very warm days. Yet, the weather people say winter will be coming back on the weekend.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Jessie LaVon

Latest update: MaMA'S HOME FOR 2 WEEKS
SHE HAS FINISHED HER RADIATION AND ANTIBODIES! And will be returning to Tuscaloosa on March 16,Her kidney surgery will be on the 17th at 12.30 afternoon.Will keep you posted.

A picture of Jessie I found by googling her name. This talented woman is having kidney surgery soon.

Jessie's daughter is keeping us up on her condition. Her latest comment follows:

3/03 Mama has taken her radiation and is having her antibiotics.We are hoping the surgery will be Friday to remove the kidney.
They will cut her from her back to the front then down to her groin,remove her bottom rib then the kidney.
The Doctor says she will be down for 6 weeks and will have to take 7-10 meds for a while.


When we left tonight she was on pain meds and said if they keep taking stuff out of her there wasn't going to be enough left when she does pass and asked the doctor to save her rib for her.

She was trying to eat a Krispy cream doughnut and drink Mountain Dew. Her spirits are good and said to tell her darlings hello.

We're taking her art and some items y'all had sent some while ago to decorate the room so she has her favorite items around her while recouping. We will keep you updated. Thanks for prayers and thoughts and the treasure and trinkets that have arrived. She is waiting till after the surgery to open goodies sent to give her spirits a lift.


Now I wanted to say a few words about Mama. She has been a great lady who always took in other children off the street to help them. Always sacrificed her life to put us through college and always wore hand-me-downs so we had the best clothes. She worked hard in the garden to can food for us and aways had a smile on her face no matter how bad things got.

SHE GAVE UP AND NEVER DATED AFTER HER DIVORCE, WITH NO CHILD SUPPORT, TO GIVE ALL HER TIME AND WAS DEVOTED TO US CHILDREN AND ALWAYS GAVE UNCONDITIONED LOVE TO US.


I hope her friends here will keep her in their thoughts till she returns home. Prayers, cards, artwork, small things she likes, and any act of kindness will be appreciated and can be mailed to:

Jessie LaVon
P.O. Box 854
Demopolia Alabama 36732

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Economics Lesson


Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?"


The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed. At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.
They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed. The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it." The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.
The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"
The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper. The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough.
However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"
The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, "Congratulations.

You now understand the stimulus bill."

Waiting for Spring

These wait patiently at my front door

Just a couple of weeks ago, we had just a bit of spring. Even last Friday, seeing the tractors in the fields, it felt like spring.

And then came the weekend. Rain on Saturday and Sunday turned into snow flurries for us yesterday. Last night we got a light dusting of snow. Today is cold and windy...Brrrrr!!

March certainly came in like a lion!