Saturday, October 3, 2009
We sure are worried about him right now. We get no information if he is alive or well or what?
I counted last night, 17 letters, no answer. We watch the news and look up on a website to see if he is on a list and that's all we get. I lost many nights sleep when he was a baby, changed diapers, protected him from any harm that I could, loved him, and this is what we get. I'm very disappointed and hurt. I had a really bad dream last night about him and so this is on my mind.
I hope he is ok. And most of all, I hope he can deal with his anger issues because I know I didn't raise him this way, that's for sure.
We just simply want to know from time to time if he is ok. That's all. No long conversations or anything else but it seems that this won't happen so we will wait and wonder and hope he is not harmed while, according to the news, the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated. I really admire the military for its service to spouses during this time of war but I'm very disappointed that parents are not given the time of day which is strange to me because we spent many more years, birthed the child and raised him. Simple communication would be great.
I know that one of the scriptures from 1st Corinthians says that "love never gives up" but it's really hard to continue being hurt like this intentionally.
I've had to listen to some very uneducated remarks about the war from other people(not on this blog) and I have always taken up for him and our country. We are proud of him for being so brave. But, I can't say we are proud of this cruel coldness that is obviously taken a part of his heart.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Besides getting my drivers license renewed........not online like a smart person would do......nope, I let mine expire and kept putting if off to enter that lovely, nice, Ga. Dept of Motor Vehicles to sit with other various and sundry folks getting their license. It was an interesting wait actually, especially if you are an analytical person. The greeter at the front desk was actually very nice and laughed at me and scolded me then for my license expiring. I told him, yes sir, I'm guilty.
Then another lady came in and she had to have worked at Hooters. I really thought that she probably was going to burst out of her top at any given moment but thank goodness they didn't ask her to bend to do a eye exam there or....oh my............LOL You know, kinda like an open biscuit can........but extreme!
You know when you are called and given a number and your number starts flashing so that everyone can see you line up in the part 2/the picture........well, this woman (the Hooters woman) actually sat next to me and asked me to tell them she had to run into the bathroom to freshen up her hair and eyeshadow for the picture. I'm sure my eyes got quite large when she said that. It was only 2 seconds later that they called me for my mugshot so, whew! The experience was then over!
I came home and noticed that the bananas we bought this past week that were all green as grass look like this today. One batch has ripened and one did not. Strange.
Thomas stares at his bowl and really eats now about 5 times daily. I guess he is storing up for the winter........LOL
Our wood is ready and begging to start a fire. I love the fireplace. We are going to build our first one for the season tonight.........cozy, cozy, cozy! Now Body Guard is the fire building expert. I don't know if it was Boy Scout experience or the Reserves or what, but he builds the best fires.
I'm wondering where I will put our swing. I have to find a good tree. I do have a few choices here......LOL
Another sign of testosterone is building fires outside. My hubbie built us a firepit in the yard, or actually he moved one from one side of the property to another. He does a great job and has it meticulously ready for our fire outside. Fires outside make me nervous but.........this one has all rocks around it so getting ready for S'more time......
Ruby waits patiently at the front. She is the head of the pack or so they say.
But I zoom in and go........what is this? Anybody see what is different in this gathering of Fall items? Yeppers, shoes. BG evidently thinks this makes a good shoe rack...........hmmmmm.....well, at least they match the autumn colors.............LOL
The mums have bloomed.
Our summer ivy needs some trimming.........There's no telling what's under all that.......nope, don't want to think about it..............
I'm glad it didn't show too much in pictures but I read what these places in linen are called that are like extra threads all matted up-----slubs. I read that the more the slubs the less quality of the linen. I haven't run across but one slub yet, it was about 2 inches long though. Fortunately it was exactly over the bronzie color at the top under the Freedom word. The threads covered it better than usual. Do you have trouble covering slubs? It's a natural part of linen and really not a problem unless the design calls for stitching over them. Then, it's a challenge.
My goal is to finish this block and start the small block with the date underneath this one tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Don't miss a crumb.....
make sure you lick the plate clean.......and make a complete mess for mommie to clean up. Makes it more fun!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
after sleeping from 8pm to 9am this morning I'm feeling better.
Also got news my CT scan shows no enlargement of the cyst in the lung so that is really good news.
I love Jackie O here in this pic. Look at those glasses! I suppose she had a day like today when it was windy and bright and sunny! Such a welcome from all the rains we had lately. Fall is definitely in the air and the leaves will show their beauty in just a couple of weeks I'm sure.
Tonight I plan to start block 3, I'm going ......anyminniemyniemoe, which one? Well, I think it will be the block that says Freedom........but my mind could change on that by tonight.....LOL
Things I need to do today.................
laundry........oh my......mood change.......
enjoy the outside sunshine.....
go the Animal Shelter and look for a cashmere gray kitty......
look through my new sewing machine's CD instructional stuff........
getting a grip on "floss control"---that's floss that needs sorting and putting away from the last 3 projects. This accumulates on my stitching chair. I forget what color goes where and then I remember that I am almost a half century old so this forgetful minutes will pass, I hope. LOL
My love to do list but probably won't includes:
going to my fave prim shops and looking at all the Fall stuff
going through antique stores and finding treasures
having a spic and span clean house by the end of the day with no laundry piles......
going to my local LNS for new stash.......
going to my local quilt shop and taking advantage of their 10 fat quarters for 15.00 bucks through Sept 30.....and that's tomorrow.....so this might be a possiblity. ;)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As I was about to go to another room, to get walking shoes and reentered the kitchen, I heard the snoring and saw this. Ren might as well say "Housekeeping............ housekeeping please"
He's done with supper and has arranged his blanket in this fashion with just his nose and butt showing~~~~with a dinner mess to clean up. But, he's snoringly happy to stay here while we go walking.
This bush has gone crazy and needs trimming. They grow so fast we can't keep up with them. This year there are loads of bulbs on this one, fuschia pink too!!! If they bloom all at once I will have to get a pic next week.
This is our destination. We liked to walk until we see this peaking high above. This is Mount Yonah.
Where did the weekend go? Poof, went by fast, oh so very fast. I did get some stitching done this morning but not as much as I would have liked to, mostly worked on the borders in the Heart of America and started a new section.
Hope you had a fun weekend!
My daddy gave me some pizza, OOOOOOOH, my favorite. He cuts it in little pieces but I still make a mess. My mommy gave me some corn-on the cob. I really prefer the Pizza if I have a choice........shhhh, don't tell my mommy cause she loves me soooooo much!
Some folks don't understand why my mommy and daddy still put up with me. I"m messy, my hair is all loved off, and I'm totally blind. I have to stop and think how lucky I really am.