Saturday, September 27, 2008

A busy Saturday

This is me with my cousin Dale at his dad's graveside service Dale has Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. I was thinking(which is dangerous for me) that we are about the same age but he is 48 which is a year younger than me.
Afterward, we had a family dinner at Dale's older brother Les and his wife Glenna's place. Les is the big fella on the left with the beard. Yes he does Santa and he and Glenna are rein actors. Les shoots black powder guns. That is their daughter on the end closest, granddaughter and sons and his mom in law. Glenna's mom is a sweetheart and a riot. I just love her!
There is mom telling on me behind Glenna and Glenna's sister in law with the dark hair. I was threatened by Glenna after I snapped the picture but I just laughed!
Les surprised Glenna with some lovely mums.
The punkin patch. There are some big ole punkins too!
I really like Les' raised garden. Jack is gonna do one for us. He got some plastic drums and cut them in half and bolted them to the wood frames which set on concrete blocks.

That was our Saturday and I am pooped! Busy days wear me out but I saw some people I haven't seen since I was a child such as Les' Uncle Fred so it was worth it. Blessings until next time!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stitching, a gift and Katie

Here is Jack's quilt squares done in pink. I think it just may be my favorite of the three.
I am back to working on my Ruth project. I am hoping a change in stitching will get me motivated to cross stitch more. I am working down along the bottom.
Here is little Miss Katie-Bug today sitting oh so pretty.
And now my best part. First I need to apologize to my friend Susan in OK. I won this in her 400th post contest and it arrived several days ago. I have been very bad at keeping up with anything. This is a wonderful book and rather than try to explain it to you I will give you the website and you can check it out in detail. The Shack Book
You owe it to your self to read this one! Love and huggles and until next time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bapple Bread

This is a recipe from Mr. Food. I think it sounds so good. I plan to try it later this week or next. Just thought I would share it with my friends.

Bapple Bread

4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 5" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with an electric mixer. Stir in sugar and let stand 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs and beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  3. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on a wire rack

Monday, September 8, 2008

Been awhile I know!

I fully believe this little girl in this picture was saved by a miracle. Last week she was out playing with the families 3 dogs while dad watched her and talked on the phone. The girl and the dogs went around the side of the house and dad went inside for a few moments. His wife told him supper was ready and he hollered at the little girl. No answer, so he went outside and hollered again. Then he saw one of the dogs returning from the direction of a pond and he took off running. He was just in time to see the dog in the picture pulling the girls lifeless body from the pond by her hair. Dad started CPR and got her breathing. He then threw her over his shoulder and ran for the house so the wife could call 911. By the time they got to the house the girl had stopped breathing again so dad did CPR again and got her breathing again. She was still unconscious when lifeflight arrived to take her to Springfield Mo. She woke about 3 or 4 days later and is doing fine.
On a lighter note. I wanted to share a book I have from the 1930's. I bought it at a flea market in Nevada Mo in 1993 or 1994. I just love to look at the patterns and the pictures.
Don't you love this afghan?
How about the mens sweater and hat?
Nice Ladies sweater.
And I had to show this little girls outfit.
Okay you can scream now! LOL! Yep, yet another picture of more blue but I am closing in on it. At least this chunk.
Jack has one pillowcase done. Now he is working on his quilt square.
So there you have it. I hope I am not so long in my next post. God bless you all.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Here I am!

I was going good on my stitching until the bulb in my lamp conked out only leaving the lowest setting. So no more stitching for me until I get a new one Wednesday. Poor me! LOL!
Jack is doing some pillowcases. Love the purple flowers! He is still working on quilt squares as well.
Well we are not done with this room yet. Jack bought a couple new outlets for it and rocker style light switch. He ended up using one of the outlets in the kitchen and bought another to replace it. Well, he installed the one for the computer but seems the other outlet ran away from home. We have torn this place up trying to find it. So after Wednesday we will be able to finish up in here. I just wanted to give you a sneak peek. A messy computer desk.
Here is the south wall. Yep that is Jack and I in a picture taken in the late 1980's.
This is what a rocker style light switch looks like. Great for folks like me with nerve damage and weakness in the hands. They are so easy to turn on and off and don't hurt me to use like regular switches.

So that is what is going on with us. We are also anticipating a big cool down and much needed rain. In the last 2 weeks we have only gotten one day with rain and not very much then. Also please pray for my Uncle Pat's kids. Uncle Pat was my uncle by marriage and he passed away at the age of 86 yesterday. My cousin Dale is who I worry about. He is 6 months older than me and has had Muscular Dystrophy since we were in the 3rd grade. They thought he would not live into adulthood and he will be 50 in January. He and Uncle Pat were at the nursing home here together. When Uncle Pat became to frail to live at home and continue to care for Dale they both had to move. Thanks and god bless.