Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Missy...April 1st

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Missy...happy birthday to you! Missy, I hope that you have a very 'Happy Birthday'. I bet you thought that I was gonna forget. I'm going out of town today but I will see you soon. I have you a little birthday 'happy'. Remember this picture that I took of you at Sandy's wedding? Wasn't that a beautiful house?

We had such a great time at Aunt Jenny's Halloween Costume tea party! Can you believe that we went out shopping with those costumes on?! We have done some CRAZY things!

Remember this one when we went to the Chinese restaurant for the Red Hatter's luncheon? I miss those times! Let's get together soon! Remember April has always been our favorite month!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Big Old Heavy Window...

What can I do with this window?

One day a couple of weeks ago, while I was on my lunch break, I was riding through town and saw this window on the side of the street waiting for the garbage people to pick it up. I was in my friend Stevie's truck because my car was in the shop. Anyway, when I saw this window, I thought I could get it and paint roses on it and hang it on my little porch. It didn't look that big when I was up in his truck! So I pulled over and jumped out and put the tailgate down and was gonna just hurry up and put it in the back of the truck. When I went over to it, I then realized that it was taller than me! I tried to pick it up and it was soooooo heavy! I thought it was framed in wood but it was metal! I got it upright and almost decided to leave it because of it being so heavy! I looked around and saw some construction men were staring at me. They were talking amongst themselves and it was like they were questioning my ability to get it in the back of the truck. That made me want to get the window even more! I didn't want to seem like a weakling! So I pulled it over to the back of the truck and I tried to push it up in the truck but I couldn't ...it was so heavy! They were still looking at me and laughing! That really aggravated me! So I got up in the back of the truck and pulled and pulled until I finally got the big old heavy window up in the truck. It was tough! It took up the whole back of the truck! I know that I looked like a crazy lady getting that window! I even had on a dress and heels! I jumped up in the driver's seat and looked over at the men and waved good-bye! You should have seen the look on their faces! It was so funny!
(Don't ever underestimate the power of a woman!) LOL

Now the thing is....What do I do with this window!? LOL It is so big and Stevie fell out laughing when he came over and saw it. He got it out for me and put it up against my fence for me. He couldn't believe that I picked it up all by myself. He just kept shaking his head!

If anyone has any good ideas...please let me know. I really want to use it for something after all of that work! I know there are so many creative people out there that could come up with something!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I love wisteria

This is me in front of the wisteria bush. This was taken last year. I have always loved wisteria. I love the color of this one and the smell is so sweet. I was a bit nervous standing there because there were so many bees flying around the blooms! They scare me!

I have a white wisteria too and I love it. I am so glad that spring is here. I love this time of year. I was born in the spring. My birthday is next month. The day before Easter. I have been feeling a little bit better. I just don't have much energy. Hopefully I will find out something soon. Thank you everyone that has left sweet comments for me and for keeping me in your prayers.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Flowers in my yard

The flowers are blooming so pretty in my little yard. I wanted to share a few pictures of them with you. This little angel bird bath was left here in the backyard by the previous owners. I think that she is so pretty. I plan on cleaning her up and making a flower bed around her. I don't really know what to plant because she is in the shade in the backyard. I need to find out what flowers will thrive in the shade. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. These are miniature pink Azalea's growing up and down my driveway. I love the color...I just wish that they bloomed longer than they do. We have a lot of Azalea's here in the south.

This is my white Wisteria. I love Wisteria. I always have even when I was a little girl. The white ones are so beautiful in the mornings when they still have some dew drops on them. When the sun shines through them it looks like diamonds sparkling.

The purple ones are gorgeous! I love how they smell too. When we were little kids, our mom and our granny would take so many pictures of us sitting in front of the wisteria bushes. I will have to find some of those old pictures one day and post them.

Another pretty Azalea in my front yard. I love this color pink. I don't know a whole lot about flowers and which ones are the best to plant where but I plan on learning more. I want my yard to be so pretty and peaceful. I plan on spending a lot of time outside in my yard this year. It always makes me feel better to be outside.
Today was my 2nd day with the heart monitor. I get to turn it in tomorrow. I will be so glad to get to take it off. I hope that everything turns out good with my heart. I've tried to stay really busy and not think about it too much. I've tried to not let little things stress me out. Today my dad got a phone call that Garrett was not at school today. I was at work and he is on the list to call. I was a nervous wreck when he told me! We called the school and of course he was there. They said that they had made a mistake. It was a pre-recorded call. I bet the heart monitor picked up a lot of irregular beats after that! I'm still shaken up a bit by that.

Me and Melanie

I just got a comment from one of my friends that I haven't talked to in a while. It was so good to hear from her. Melanie and I use to be so close. We even shared an apartment back in the 80's! These pictures below were taken at her wedding shower back in 1988? I'm really not sure of the year...even though I was a bridesmaid. I just can't remember. I do remember that our dresses were pink. ( I still have mine somewhere!) My daughter Christy was the flower girl and she was around 4 or 5 years old. Left to right...Connie, me, Melanie, Penny, and Sandra in the front. Look at our clothes and hairstyles! That was when 'perms' were the big thing! Big hair was in! I looked like a poodle!

This was her grocery bag shower. We each all brought her a bag of groceries! It was so fun watching her go through it all. Look at all of our socks and faded denim! I love looking back and seeing the way we dressed!

Melanie with her muffin mix! She was so cute here! She married her high school sweetheart. Well, actually he went to school with me. They are still married and I'm so glad. They make a great couple and they have such a sweet little family. They have 3 children. Jordan, Brooke, and Cody.

Me and Melanie. She is coming home this Summer and we plan on getting together.
Just an update on my tests yesterday. I had to have the chemical stress test on my heart. It was scary and I didn't like it at all. It made my chest, neck, and ears hurt! When I got home I had a terrible headache! I slept most of the afternoon. Now I am wearing a heart monitor again for 48 hours. I turn it in on Friday. I hope that I don't have anything seriously wrong with my heart. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A little cottage in the woods

I could not wait to show these pictures! I spent the day in Meadville, Ms. a few days ago. That is where my friend Stevie works. It is a tiny little town that has a population of only....521. It is the cutest little town and I love it! He did a post about it on his blog...Beautiful Outdoors. This is a little cottage that we ran across and I just had to get out and take pictures! No one was at home. I think that he thought I was a bit crazy getting out with my camera in hand!I love the color of it...a light aqua. It was all by itself on a hill a little bit out from the town. The person that lives there must be handicapped because it has a ramp going across the front of the porch down both sides.

This is the front yard. It has pretty little flowers planted. You may have to click on the picture to make it bigger to see them.

I even walked up to the front porch because I had to get a close up of the swing and the pretty stained glass. They have it enclosed with 2 shutters. I love this idea! It looks so pretty with the sun shinning through. The little hummingbird is beautiful. I could just see myself sitting on this swing reading a book and listening to the birds sing.

This cottage reminds me of a beach cottage. I think because of the color.

I wonder what is in the little room on top? It has an electric candle in each window. Maybe it is a bathroom or a little sitting room.

This is another view of the stained glass. I like it better from the other side. I will have to remember this idea and maybe do it for my little porch.

I can imagine who ever lives here loves their little cottage and can't wait to get back home to it. It is adorable to me.
Well...I have to go take my little boy to school and then I'm off to the doctor for some more tests. This morning they are doing a chemical stress test. I'm nervous about it because I have never had this test done before. I will post about
it later.

This is a view from the road. Isn't it beautiful?
Have a great day! I hope that you enjoyed these pictures!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Me and old cars...

I've been so busy the last few days! Every time I wanted to stop and do a post something else would come up. I went shopping on Thursday to a few little thrift shops and got a couple of little bargains. I will show them one day soon after I take some pictures of them. This is me when I was a little girl standing behind my parent's car. (This was in 1967.) I think it was a convertible Cadillac. I was a baby. I still wore diapers. I had a cloth one on. I think the disposable ones came out the next year.

I don't know whose car this one was. Looks like an old white station wagon. I guess it was white...you never know with these black and white pictures. LOL

I don't know about this car either. All I know is that my parents loved taking pictures of me by cars! Maybe I was suppose to grow up and be a car model. LOL I just love finding these old pictures of when I was a little girl. Mom let me bring the whole box of pictures to my house to go through and make copies for myself.
Well...tomorrow is my appointment with the cardiologist. I'm a little nervous but I know that everything will be fine. They will probably change my medicine dosage again or change it to a new one. I just want to start feeling better. I've had a few things that have come up in the last few days that normally would have me pretty stressed out. I've tried not to let them get to me. I'm leaving it all up to God. He knows what is best and he will take care of us.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cole...this is for you.

Last night, I received a call from my son Cole. He is living in Memphis,Tennessee right now, getting ready to start college. He called me to tell me that he had looked at my post about him when he was a baby and it made him get teary eyed. I couldn't believe that he used those exact words! LOL. Then he said something that really shocked me and touched my heart at the same time. He said "Mom, when I read your blog and saw all of those pictures of me it made me realize how much you love me and miss me." He also said that he didn't know that I loved him that much until he read my blog! That is the part that shocked me! I always thought that my kids knew how much I loved them! I try to show them everyday. Maybe he is just homesick. I reassured him and told him that I love him very much. This is a photo of Cole and Christy when she was 8 years old and he was only 2 months! He was already a charming little man! I dressed him in a little tuxedo outfit. All of the ladies in the store that day kept talking to him and wanting to hold him. I was so happy that he smiled. Christy looked like a little mama here. She was always like a little mama to Cole. They were and still are very close.

Look at him here. He had on my sunshades and they almost covered his whole face.

Cole was 4 years old here. He was dressed up for preschool. They were having a Christmas program at his little school that day. I just had to have a picture of him in front of my Victorian Christmas tree!

He was 3 years old here. I love this picture with him 'reading' a book.

Here he is with his little cousin 'Whitney' at Christy's homecoming game. Christy was 9th grade homecoming maid. Cole was 6 years old here. I think that Whitney was 4.

He was 4 here. He still had the same shirt that he wore in the picture above where he was 3. This was his 'power ranger' pose. He was always into super heroes! He loved batman, spider man, power rangers, ninja turtles...all of them!

This picture was taken on Cole's first day of 1st grade. Look at his little 'Buzz Light Year' lunch box. He was so proud of it!

Me and Cole on family day when he was at Camp Shelby. My little boy...growing up!

Cole you have my heart...I hope that as you are reading this you will be able to 'feel' the love that I have for you. I always want all of my children to know how much they mean to me and how very much that I love y'all. All of you have a piece of my heart and you each mean so much to me. You are my life. I love you.

My little treasures...

I was suppose to spend the day with my daughter and sister for a day of fun and shopping. I woke up not feeling too well so I decided to stay home. I really wanted to spend time with them. We plan to reschedule our outing soon. They understand when I have days like that. I'm not feeling too good this morning. I'm going to have to force myself to get ready for work. I wanted to show you a few things that I bought on one of my last thrifting days. I got this beautiful purse with roses on it at the Vendor's market for $2.00. That was a great price and I just had to have it. I already have the umbrella that matches. It was meant for me to go into Vendor's that day. It was just hanging there ready for me to see it! I love roses!

This little table is so cute. The top of it is mosaic. It has precious little pink roses on it. I put it in front of my black refrigerator just for this picture so that it would show up. It's going in my 'Shabby' den. I don't know if I will place a plant on it or not. I don't really want to cover up the pretty roses. I got it for $3.00.

This mug, I picked up for $1.00. I love to buy mugs with different sayings on them. I drink my coffee out of a different mug each day. It depends on my mood which mug I pick depending on what it says. This is what is written on this one...
One day at a time...

Do not look back
and feel sorry
about the past,
for it is gone.
Do not worry
about the future
for it has not yet come.
Live in the present.
and make it beautiful.
Isn't that beautiful? It has a lot of meaning to me. I just have to remember these words on a daily basis.
Have a blessed day!
Thank you all who sent get well wishes to Garrett. He is doing much better now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Garrett...my little sweet man

My sweet little boy is sick today with a stomach bug or maybe his sinuses. He got sick yesterday when he and his daddy were out running errands. He is with his daddy for the next few days. He is out of school for Spring Break this week. I was going through one of his scrapbooks and thought I would do a post of when he was a baby. Its hard to believe that he will be 8 years old in May! He was only 7 months old here. He was so adorable and he still is...

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago at my work. He was going on a field trip the next day and I couldn't go with him because of my work schedule. I got him this digital camera (for kids) to take on his trip with him. He loves it. He took tons of pictures with it. He wanted to be able to show me things that he saw on his trip. They went to the National Museum of Science.
Look at that happy face! It made his day to get his very own camera! He is gonna be just like me with that camera! Taking pictures of everything!

My little sweet man!