Sunday, September 30, 2007

Have a Great Sunday!!

Girly glitter comments from

Can you believe that I got this icon on my post by myself!! Only I don't know how I did it!! That not good!!
I hope everyone is having a good Sunday!! Kelly has written a good post!! She might not like not like it to much if I tell everyone to go over there again this week by a link so you will just have to find your way by your self!!

I am waiting for the Chiefs to play the San Diego Chargers. They keep telling us they are rebuilding this year so we won't get our hopes up! By now you know I am a big Chiefs fan and a fan of the PBR!! Win or Lose I love the Chiefs!!

That made me think of God loves for us! He chose us up when we were losers and turned us into winners on His team forever!! I am so Thankful on this Sunday for God abundant love for us!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Photo Hunt Original

I think our Kitty Cat Myrtle Mae has original markings!!
She is feeling better this evening !!
Why Myrtle Mae has felt not so good today scroll down to first
question in Friday's Feast


Feast One Hundred & Sixty Two
September 28th, 2007 Category: The Feasts, 2007

Appetizer.......... How are you today?

I am fine today!! But I don't know how long it will last!! I am babysitting the Kitty Cat who got spayed yesterday....... She is asleep and I sure hope she sleeps most of the day! Kelly will be at work from 9 to 6 to today....... If she gets to frisky, I might not get out to all the blogs I would like to visit!

Soup ............. Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.

I watch House Hunters on HGTV, Are You Smarter then a Fifth Grader?, and here is something I bet you don't know about me!!
Just the family does!!! I like watching the PBR on Verus on Saturday and Sunday evenings!! In fact when the PBR came to Kansas City, in 2005 Karen took me and pushed me in a wheel chair... and yes I had a wonderful time. In case you don't know what the PBR is Professional Bull Riders!! I started watching them after I hurt myself in 2003 !

Salad ............ What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?

In 1957 on May 20th a terrible tornado came through and it was 9 days before I gave birth to Carrie!! It killed a lot of people. We lived in Independence then and we were not hurt but it was really scary!

Main Course ......... If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?

Well. since we are pretending I would like you be in Sweden! This is where my Grandfather came from in the 1880's !! We still have kin folks over there.

Dessert............. What do you usually wear to sleep?

I usually wear a huge tee- shirt!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thankful Thursday!

Here it is time for another Thankful Thursday!! I am thankful every day for all the Blessing God give us. We had to fill a ton of prescription this week for both Nancy and me and I am so thankful that we have insurance to pay for this. Nancy has always had insurance but I haven't so I know how hard this is when you don't!! Nancy's meds would be beyond my ability to pay if she didn't have her insurance so I am so thankful for this.

I am so thankful that all the kids have good jobs that provide them with a living!! I am thankful for Carrie and Aaron's supporters who help keep them on the Mission field.

So Thankful that all the kids have good health. The new grand baby Kevin is healthy and growing. This is a real blessing!!

I am so Thankful I have had the money to pay my light bill this summer and have the benefit of air conditioning !! Thankful for the money in the winter to be able to pay for the heating bill,too!!

So Thankful that Karen is able to pay for our kitty to be spayed in the morning. If you have ever had a Cat that wasn't you know what I mean!! MEOW! MEOW! They can keep your up half the night!!

I am so Thankful for a Savior who loves me and died on the cross to save me from my sins!! I have a wonderful loving Heavenly Father who Loves you and me and wants to provide us with a Heavenly Home!! I am Thankful that one of His name is El Shaddai The God who is more then enough!! More then enough for all our needs!!
Stop by Lynn's for more Thankful Hearts!

Scroll down for Wordless Wednesday

Kelly has written a post this morning about me reminiscing about when I was young! She also posted pictures of my Dad and of my grandma and me! I just adored my Grandma!! She born in the 1870's and lived until 1955. She had 7 children ! I will have to post sometime about how it was when my Mom was young!! I know my Mother went to church in a horse and buggy!
To see picture of me and the post of my brother Don that she posted about him last night GO here!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wordless Wednesday!


Tuesday Afternoon....

It is very dark and gloomy here this afternoon! It has been raining off and on all day! I have the lights on so I can see. If Kelly were home she would be saying Woo Hoo!! She loves to bake on rainy days, but she had to be work all day!!

Again today I am going to tell you about some neat places to visit. The first place is Kelly's. She is posting each day about her Aunt and Uncle's who have all passed on . I sure miss all of them but I do have happy memories of our childhood and growing up. They were a lot older then I was, so they all served in World War Two!! My Mother had one of the little flag in living room window with three stars in it to represent her children serving in the War. Margaret was in the WAVES, Ray was in the Army, and Don was in the Navy!! Don wanted so bad to get to go fight over seas but he never got out of San Diego!! You can GO here to read about her Uncle Ray.

I have been out and read some blogs and you must see Melli new grand daughter!! Oh, my what a sweetheart!! Go here to tell Melli what a beautiful little girl she is!!! I think Melli is going to have a ball spoiling her!!

Cindy over at Notes in the Key of Life is doing the same as me today and she has a ton of places on her blog to go visit that sound really great!! Go here to see what Cindy recommends!

I was just over at Jules Journal and Julie has posted "Interesting Questions "and it was a fun read Go here to have some fun reading!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday Afternoon

Kelly has a really great post this morning over at Diary of a Caregiver Kelly wrote a post about my sister Margaret. Kelly dearly loved her Aunt Margaret and has written a nice tribute to her.

Also today Glo has a great post about her childhood home!! In fact she was born there in 1943! If you GO here you can read her wonderful memories of her childhood home!

If you are in a fun mood go over Hootin Anni for a very funny receipe for a Chocolate Moose!!! I think I just want the Chocolate!!

If you want a fun quiz to see what kind of carnival ride you are well, Step right up to Baba's blog and start the fun!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday Thoughts.....


Brandon and Mathias

Brandon and Kelly
age two

When I was looking for other photo's for photo hunt I saw this one of my daughter Kelly and my grandson Brandon. Yes they are the same age!! Grams and her daughter Carrie had babies together almost!! Kelly was born in December and Brandon the following Feb. this made them about 2 month apart!!
When I saw this photo I thought how fast times goes by and how much we need to cherish each day with our loved ones!! Kelly and Brandon are 28 years old now and have become lovely adults!! Brandon and his wife Ale' work with their parents in Mexico with the Youth in their church. They have one son who is 6 years old.
Kelly graduated from college and is kind enough to live at home and with Nancy and me and help take care of us! She works at the library and she and Karen have a photo studio together.
I just want all the young Mothers to enjoy these days with their little ones!! I read this over at Melanie 's blog back in June about raising babies or children " The Days are long but the Years are Short"!!!! I can't improve on that at all!! This is so true. No one told me when I was bringing up my family and wiping noses and bottoms that these always hungry, sometimes fussy at times little people would grow up to be wonderful adults who share their families and love back to you!! This has been the greatest reward of my life the love of my children toward me and all their kindness!! So don't grow weary, don't give up just pour out your love and your heart as you raise these precious little ones and it will be returned to you a in a hundred different ways.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Photo Hunt # 76 Paper

Paper Napkins and Paper Cups at Valerie's Birthday Party!

Friday's Feast is below

Thanks for your prayers for my Doctor's visit this morning!!! I was stressed out so bad about the insulin pen that he had prescribed for me! I found it a lot harder then the normal needles I use...... but after your prayer............. Praise God!!

The Doctor was asking questions and when he found out that the insulin pen dose was 6o units each time and I need 70 I would have to give myself two shots each time, he asked me if I would like a vital of insulin??? I said, "Oh ,Yes please I find this hard." I am back to the way I always did my shots!! I know change is good for us... But I sure like this better!

Another great thing was I had lost 3 pounds and my blood pressure was 126/70!! The Doctor was very pleased about this!! I had gone out to a few bloggers late last night and asked for prayer and a some bloggers left comments they would be praying about this Dr.'s visit!! I really appreciate your prayers and thinking about me!! Oh yes I got a flu shot today. too!!
This is over until the last week of November for me! But in Oct.we have a whole bunch of appointments for Nancy!!

Feast One Hundred & Sixty One

Appetizer ........What is your favorite type of art?

Impressionist or something I can tell what it is!!

Soup......... When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?

When we were on vacation, Karen took us out to eat and bless her heart she paid for it!!!

Salad......... On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?

Well that depends on what is going on!!

Main Course.......... Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?

I try to reply to my e-mails as soon as possible!!

Dessert.......... To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?

In the summer on 75 and in the winter 68...........

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thankful Thusday

I sure am Thankful the battery that runs the laptop computer kicked in and charged it up!! No computer this morning.....
I praise God for our AC again!! It is almost 90 outside!!
Praise God for our home!! The girls and I lived in a apt for 11 years. I was finally able to buy a house and we have have been here for 17 years!! It is so wonderful having our home !
I am Thankful we can have pets!! They have been a blessing for Kelly and Nancy. Karen was at college when I moved here. Kelly was 11 and she had a puppy dog named Tiger. The puppy dog was with us for 13 years!
So Thankful that Nancy is feeling a little better.
Thankful for all my children and grandchildren that they love the Lord!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Welcome Fall!!

Tuesday !

I am up early again for me!! When I was married I was up very early,and when Nancy worked at the Sheltered Workshop we were up at 6:30 am for about 20 years!! But after I fell in 2003 everything changed and Nancy was home too. Now we don't get up so early! You know what, I LOVE it!! We can stay up late reading,reading blogs, etc and not worry about a time we have to be in bed to be able to function the next day!!

Of course we have Dr. appointment days and then we do go to bed earlier!!
I have one on Friday morning and trust me I am not looking forward to this one!! The Dr. wanted me to get my sugars down and part of the time was during our vacation and I sorta thew caution to the wind..... oops! Not a good idea!! I have to do a fasting blood surgar test and it will tattle on me!!

Kelly has posted a picture of Jacob my grandson who is 20,and a sophomore in college and will be a coach in time!! Go here and you can see my handsome grandson!!

Kelly took that nerd test that was over at Lazy Daisy Log place and she thought it was fun!! I tried to do it but clicked on the wrong button at the last and lost the whole thing!!

I knew it seemed windy yesterday and sure enough I wasn't wrong!! Glo lives in my area and Kelly visited her blog this morning and told me about what she saw and I went right over there and went, wow!! Go here and you can see what happened in her yard!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday Thoughts.......

We were up early this morning, I told Carrie we would deposit a check for her at the bank this morning in a town not to far from here.

While we were gone on our trip she needed this done, I couldn't do this until Tuesday, and we were able to find the same Bank she has in Chattanooga TN. We drove into town at 4:30PM and I thought we had until 5:00. Karen stopped and asked a lady, "Do you know where there is a Bank of America"? She had a lovely southern drawl that we will not soon forget!!! She said," We don't have one here, You will have to go into TOOWWWWNNN to find one"!!! Just take the road to your right and follow it to town............... Karen thanked her and we followed the road all the way up the mountain!!!! Karen was starting to think she had told us wrong and was going to turn around when low and behold there was a curve in the road and we began a long decent down the mountain and into TOWN!!!
Kelly spotted the bank and we drove over and they had closed at 4:00 pm !! If I had grabbed a envelope from home this would have been easy but of course I didn't! The bank was out of them..... So we saw a another little drive thu thingy over at the side at the same bank that had envelopes and Kelly ran over there but before she could get there a little old lady like me drove up and did her entire banking for the last 3 months!!

Well, that is what it seemed like!! We waited and waited. Kelly came over to where we were parked to wait for the little lady to finish and another car drove up over there and Kelly walked over there and get in line again and it ticked off the man who was in the car behind her and he started cussing her out !!!
Karen told her" Kelly come here a minute and we had had run over to a Walgreen's not to far away to a buy envelopes!! She did and we were able to deposit Carrie 's money and be on our way to the Smoky Mountains!!
Karen said that the other drive thu thing had a deal that you put your check and deposit slip in with out envelopes and I said, " No! No!"I am not putting checks in that thing!!! I have never seen any thing like that before and being sometimes old timey I would not hear to it!!!!! So we used envelopes!!! We sure won't forget Chattanooga any time soon!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Devotional from Grams!

When I started this blog back in June, my idea was to post about my special needs daughter Nancy who is 45 years old and battles lupus and mental problems. I thought writing about this daily just might help someone else caring for their love one. Maybe to help de-stigmatise living with a person who daily has a hard time coping. But low and behold my blog took off in another direction!!

Kelly and I would really have a hard time taking care of Nancy if we didn't have a deep and abiding faith in God!! We have days that we have to lean so hard on our faith that you would not believe it! She is a hand ful for sure!!

Even if you are not battling deep metal problems like Nancy, here are some wonderful scripture for you, if you are facing fear,and a whole bunch of other things that can make life so miserable!

First verse......... if you are disturbed........ For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power.of love. and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
I draw on this a lot.... when I feel fear I remember it isn't from God and I feel peace over flowing me.

second verse...... if you need courage today.......... Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee: and say , Destroy them. Deuteronomy 33:27

Where else would you rather be then underneath the loving Ever Lasting Arms of our Savior! He will keep us!! This should give us abundant courage to face any thing!

third verse....... are You sick today and need a touch from God!......... For I will restore health unto thee,and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.
I am slipping in another verse just like I did on the verses above!......... He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Psalm 107:20

Fourth verse....... are you having Financial problems......... The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing . Psalm 34:10
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
It said or needs not our wants.... and he is so faithful on this, if He didn't take care of us we would be sunk!!

Fifth verse....... If things look hard today......... The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Isn't it great to know that He know us and where we are!!! Without Him how lost I would be!!
He is our everything and give us Hope and Faith to get through each day!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Photo Hunters # 75 Plastic

Valerie and her plastic dolly!!

Friday's Feast

Feast One Hundred and Sixty
September 14th, 2007 Category: The Feasts, 2007

Appetizer When was the last time you visited a hospital?
On Tuesday of this week when we took Nancy for her check up.

Soup On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you?
6 or 7 or 8 .........Well I guess learning how to blog and copy and paste and link and all the stuff bloggers do is ambitious!! 9 or 10 on learning this at my age!!

Salad Make a sentence using the letters of a body part.

Main Course If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?

Reading cozy mystery's Cozy Mystery's We can solve them!!

Dessert What color is the carpet/flooring in your home?

Well this one is easy at last!! Brown!!

Kelly has a great post on Autumn this morning! Go here to read this!! I am just a little partial about her blog!! :) I love Autumn too just as much as she does!!! In fact fall is my favorite time of the year!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


OK, Breathe, catch your breath!! Whew! Ok that is better!! I haven't really posted this week so I will do Thankful Thursday next week.

Of course I am so very thankful that our trip went so well and we were safe and no one got sick!! Nancy did really good on our trip... This is what Karen did... She made Nancy the Map girl!! She had a big map in front of her on the back of my chair in the van, Karen would call out Map Girl and she would hand it to me or Karen! It made her so proud to do this!! She was grinning and happy as could be!!!

I was Trash Lady and everyone gave me their trash and I had a sack on the floorboard by my feet for this !! Kelly was Snack Girl or Pack Mule is what she said!

She handed out the snacks and pop you know the drill!!

I know by now you all have heard that I fell in LOVE with ocean the minute I saw it!! This is how I feel about it..... It goes on and on and on forever just like God's Love!! It was just awesome!! I would love to live near the beach!! All my kids said, "Mom that is why everyone wants to live there"!!! My son Bill said ,"Mom be sure and see the sun set on the beach" ,but it rained that evening....... But the next morning we did see the Sunrise and took some great shots of this!!

This was the week we had to go up to Kansas U. Medical Center for Nancy's checkup on Tuesday. The Doctor said Nancy lungs sounded a lot better!! This was good news.... She is taking a nap and has been sleeping a lot since we got home because she is still very tired!! Me too!! :) Not as tired as the first of the week!!

We were up early this morning because I thought this was the day for her fasting blood sugar at our local Doctors office! We got there and found out she is to see the Dr in Oct!! opps!!! So we came home!! I got mixed up some how!! :)

I sure do appreciate every one going over to Traveling Grams and leaving comments and reading our blog about our trip!!

Bloggers are the Best!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

You Make me Smile Award!!

I was given this award by Bridget over at "and Miles to go Before We Sleep" She wrote what it is all about below ......
The thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with.I wanted to create something special for the top ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.Although there are MANY people I want to give this award to at this very moment, I am going to choose ten bloggers:Please grab your badge and wear it proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you.

Thank you very much Bridget!! I think she is the one whose blog is very uplifting and a inspiration to read!! I am going to pass out these badges to some of the bloggers who inspire and encourage me and Yes make me smile every Day!! Every one of you all make me smile and give my heart a lift daily so this is hard!! Thanks again Bridget!!

1.Anni - Hootin Anni

2. Debbie -Chocolate and Coffee

3. Sandy - Flip Flop Floozie

4. Melli - Prevalling Insanity

5.Melanie- Our Happy Happenings

6. Julie- Jules Journal

7. Denise- Shorty Bears Place

8. Linda - This and That Diary

9. Donette - A Life Uncommon

10. Kelly - Caregivers Diary

I hope this award makes you smile and gives you a lift for the Day!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Smoky Mountain National Park
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Never Forget 9/11/01

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Slide Show on Kelly's Blog!

Kelly has put together a slide show over at her blog. Go here you will see one of the new out fit Karen bought for me!! I think you will enjoy it!! As I look back on our trip I think being with one another and enjoying all the sights and sounds together was the most special part of this trip!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Home Sweet Home!!

We are home after being in 11 states in 6 days!! I am so tired but happy!! We had a wonderful time! I fell in LOVE with the Beach! Just love being there! I would love to live there......

I love the Smoky's too!! But I would feel boxed in if I had to be there all the time!!

I will post more later and maybe tomorrow I can get out and visit some!! This old Grandma is pretty tired!!!
I did a post over at Traveling Grams with some more pictures!