Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Post

Ok, so some folks go all out for V-Day. We never have and that's ok. Like some, the most important thing is to know you are loved all year. BUT, it is nice to receive a little something special.

For SR, I made some fudge and some cocoa mounds. His two favorite treats. Oh, and a card he liked pretty well.  For LMW, we gave him a stuffed monkey ( as big as he is) a book, and a balloon that he is in love with. Every time he moves on to play with something else, then sees it again, he gets all excited. I knew in my heart a balloon would be perfect for him.

I received a cool pot of tulips to plant in the yard. LOVE IT!! And a card. But last week was my real gift. I'm referring to the ring...and since you all have requested a visual on it.....

I already had the engagement ring, and needed a band to go with it. Thanks to KOON'S Jewelry in town here.

Took me 52 years to get this kind of bling. (LeLe tells me "bling" is outdated already.) So, what's the new word?

Enjoy your day everyone! Remember 1 Corinthians 13.....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Few Things

I know I've been quiet. Seems like day to day life is just not interesting enough to post about. Oh, I could go on and on about the boy. LMW is AWESOME and we are having so much fun with him now. But I know folks do get a bit tired of the same stuff over and over. You can only take so much when it's not your kid.

I've been doing a little bit of financial cleaning for my Mom. I'm hoping I have everything done and can put it behind me. I dreamed about her last night and it was a very very strange dream. I won't go into it, because it really didn't make much sense, but it's nice to dream about her sometimes. I used to dream about my Dad a lot. It's faded with time. Occasionally, I'll dream about him but not often. One of my sisters dreams about him frequently.

Our weather in south central Arkansas has been more like Colorado this winter. It's snowing as I type and several inches are expected. I'm hoping after this round, that the weather gets back on a normal path. The jonquils are peeping out and this time of year I am usually doing a bit of yard work, in preparation for Spring planting. I have a lot of planting to do this year.

I'm still working on the quilt for J and K. I have not been happy with some of the results and have had to 'redo' some of it. The machine quilting looks pretty bad on the back, so I am doing some hand quilting to highlight certain areas. When I finish that, I am going to rip out the machine quilting. I'm not hand quilting the entire quilt, or I would never get it done by the time they are married. There will be enough of it to keep the quilt together and make it look nice though.

For almost a year I've been in the market for an anniversary or wedding band to go with an engagement ring that is an heirloom. I spent a good part of the day yesterday shopping, going to stores in Hot Springs looking for what I want. I didn't have any luck, mainly because of the budget constraint. I wound up taking an old gold necklace to the local jeweler for trade and made an excellent deal with them. I came away with exactly what I wanted for the price I wanted. I was elated. Happy Valentine's Day to me!!!

Nothing else is really happening now. So, I'll close with a pic of LMW. I try to take at least a couple every time I keep him. His latest antics can be viewed on LeLe's blog. He was 9 months old on the 4th. Time is flying away with him.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Light Headed

Ever get light headed from bathroom cleaners? Woooo Weee, that stuff is strong. But with all the grime and hair spray in my bathroom, there's no other way to get it all off. And it feels so nice to walk into a sparkling bathroom, doesn't it?

I'm almost ready to start the painting of my bedroom and bath. As soon as I finish a quilt I'm in the process of basting, (then must quilt) I am going to finish the quilt I started for the bedding and the curtains. Then I'll be's taking a long time, but I'm getting there.

Just thought I'd update you folks since I don't really have much to post about now. Busy busy....