Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
No TV, (she could only get one station and it was fuzzy) very little radio, (farm report), and no video games! I feel sorry for my son that he did not get to grow up with simple pleasures like that. He doesn't watch a great deal or tv or play video games all that often, but I wish he could have known what it was like to get up and go outside and play all day on hundreds of acres of land, and not worry that someone might abduct him at the bus stop, or offer him drugs, or any of the horrible things that people do to children now days. I know they happened then too, I guess we just didn't hear about it as much. But still, the biggest worry I had while at grandmas was, "I hope she doesn't have liver for supper"!
My grandmother asked me once to write down the things that I wanted her to leave me in her will. I wrote down her rock collection. Just rocks she picked up on the farm that looked like a bird, or bug or whatever and she kept them. When she asked me why just that I told her she had already given me the greatest gift of all. Time.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
The Dogwood Festival is being held in a neighboring town this weekend and we always take our cars for show. The festival is alot of fun. There is a carnival for the kids, every kind of music anyone would want to listen to, yummy food, craft shows, ending with a parade and the crowning of the Dogwood Queen.
I did get some sewing done, but didn't get any pictures yet, I will try and get them on this week because the dog I made my niece is soooooo cute.
Hope everyone has a great day.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
This is a picture I took of our table Easter Sunday. The banner in the background was a free download from Allsorts blog.
I made the chocolate Corvette for my husband for Easter. He loves Corvettes! And for my son a chocolate guitar! They were surprisingly easy to do. I had only made very small chocolates in molds before and was somewhat intimidated with the larger molds, but I think they turned out pretty good.
Monday, April 16, 2007
I can't fathom what goes through the mind of a gunman who opens fire on innocent people who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. From what we hear from the news, this was a case of his girlfriend being unfaithful. Now over 30 people are dead. I am really having a hard time with this. VA Tech is about a 30 minute drive from where I live. My son and I were up there last week during Easter break just looking around the town. I would never have imagined that one week later such a tragedy would strike.
This comes on the heels of other difficult news this past week. On Easter day, my stepmother had two strokes. She was taken to the hospital and they ran dozens of tests and determined she needed to exercise and eat better. She is recupperating nicely at home now, but it still worries me that another stroke could happen at any time.
My DH's best friend drove himself to the hospital last Thursday after feeling pains in his chest. He first went to his family Dr. who told him probably nothing to worry about. fortunately he didn't agree and went to the emergency room. He was admitted immediately. Testing found one of his coratic arteries 50% blocked and the other 99% blocked. He was just a few hours away from a heart attack. He had open heart surgery today and Dr.s say it went well and he should be 100% in a few months. Did I mention that he is only 44 and in very good shape?
On a happier note, I was visiting a friend Saturday and she was showing me the dress her daughter was wearing to Prom. The dress was originally made for my friend to wear to her Prom in 1981 by her mother. Her daughter decided that she wanted to wear the same dress. Of course, they made some alterations to bring it up to date. But, I think it is the most wonderful thing in the world for her daughter to want to wear it and it is absolutely gorgeous. Lavendar silk with a lavendar floral chiffon overlay.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I also make some Paska. This is Ukranian Easter Bread. I got this recipe from a wonderful blog called louvella at home. She has some beautiful pictures of hers. I did not ice mine, but they look better if they are. I got rave reviews from my family and co workers for this. It takes a little time, but almost everything is mixed in a blender!
I also made my nephews and Dad some decorated jars of candy. Starburst for the nephews and Sugar free candy for my diabetic Dad. I am all done except for the cooking of the meal on Easter Sunday. We are having Spiral sliced glazed ham, potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs, broccoli casserole, macaroni and cheese, pickled beets, orange jello salad, strawberry shortcake and lemon pie! YUM!!!!
Monday, April 02, 2007
Some of the fashions are hilarious! But I just loved some of the ads for crafts that you could send off for. I wish I could come across the patterns for them.
I also made a skirt out of the same fabric that the green gremlin is make from and two more "wee bunnies". I decided that my neice and mother in law needed one too!