Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Had a really good time with daughter yesterday at the gem show.  We found a bonanza of, of all things, sarongs!  I did find some findings and some beads that I can use to make earrings.  Ironically there is a bead show in three weeks not far from here.  I'll go to that also since it's time to start thinking about making things for Christmas.  At any rate, daughter now has sarongs to make clothes with and it didn't cost me as much as it would have if I had ordered online.  Another plus was we found a lot that we've never been able to find!  I should have asked where the dealer got them from.  Oh well, I can't order as many as the dealers do.
It's strange, some of the stuff we find at the 'gem' show. 
Y'all have a peaceful day and.......mind wandering, back soon.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Daughter is coming up today and we are going to the gem show.  Don't think I'll buy anything, but you never know.  And it's a day without kids for her.
Picked up a used Astro van yesterday.  It looks like new and has very low mileage.  Why did I get it?  Astro vans rock!  They last forever when taken care of, are comfortable to ride in and make good campers (just take out the third set of seats, put in an air mattress and, voila).  I wish Chevrolet would make them again.  I also like riding up high.  I can see over the cars in front of me, giving me an advantage regarding what's going on.
Have to scoot.  Daughter is coming up soon and I need to get ready.  Y'all have a handsome day and remember.....handsome is as handsome does.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My son is coming up to visit today and I'm looking forward to it.  We don't get together all that often as he is busy with work and family.  Now that wife and kids are in England he's playing temporary bachelor until he goes over at the end of August for a week or two and then I think they're all returning together.
The rain was quite heavy yesterday afternoon.  I have some deeper ruts in my driveway.  At least they'll discourage unwanted visitors.  Must get out to clean out the ditches so the water can run where it's supposed to.  Maybe this morning or late afternoon.  If it doesn't rain again, that is.
Well, guess that's enough drivel.  Y'all have a peaceful Sunday and remember:  eventually you reach a point where you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Computer's back from the shop.  They couldn't find anything really wrong.  Just cleaned it up a bit.  Guess if things start to go downhill again I'll call the satellite company and request a new modem.
Daughter is back home from her trip to Ohio.  She'll be coming up tonight to spend the night and spend the day here tomorrow.  It'll be good to see her.  I'm thinking maybe we might watch "Mama Mia" tonight.  A definite chick flick but very fun and light.  Meryl Streep is one talented lady.
Took an all day knitting class yesterday.  I learned quite a bit of new stuff and am glad I took it even though I won't use what I've learned until after I finish my current project (which is going to take quite a bit of time). 
Kept the cat in the house yesterday since I played with Roundup and didn't want her getting any on her.  I have been having a hard time seeing the PVC pipe down at the pond due to grass growth so I went down yesterday morning and treated with R in hopes that it will alleviate the problem.  The day before was much the same only for the path that leads down to the arbor.  I've been trying to get out early each morning to get weeding done while it's still cool.
That's all the boring stuff from me.  Y'all have a kind day and ask yourself.....how old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My main computer is in the shop.  I'm using Minimom this morning.  So, it isn't Facebook.  It's the computer, or rather, the security installed.  I think it overstepped its bounds.  I haven't had any trouble with this 'puter so it has to be that.  I told the gent in the shop to do what needed to be done to clean up the security, delete it if need be, install a different one.  There's a lot I can't do on this one 'cause the screen is so small so will be delighted to get my other one back.  Meantwhile I'll try to keep up with email, etc.
Y'all have a good one......

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Does anyone out there know what the heck is going on with Facebook?  I haven't been able to get on for two days now.  I keep getting the message that neither computer can connect with their server.  (My laptop which has Microsoft and my iPad, which has Safari) .What's with that?  I'll try again later. 
Meanwhile, yesterday was pretty much a bust.  I sold one item and my friend sold one item.  The total didn't quite cover the booth fee.  Don't know how successful we were in sending folks to the gallery.  I'll find that out Monday when I take stuff back.  Sigh.
Y'all have a quiet day ....

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Haven't written in a while.  Haven't had anything to say.  I'm hoping the sun comes out today.  We've had quite a bit of rain these past few days.  This is second Saturday at the Habersham Winery and I'll be setting up, representing the gallery.  That's why I hope the sun comes out.  Right now it's pretty gray out there.  Since my daughter won't be with me I had to recruit another volunteer from the gallery.  Hope she brings something to keep herself occupied 'cause it can be boring sitting there hoping for customers or, at the very least, people coming up to look.  I'll be steering them to the gallery since our guest artist this month will be there.  He is a native Mexican indian from the Chichimeca tribe (I hope I spelled that correctly) and will be at the gallery in the full regalia he wears to dance at pow-wows.
Y'all have a nice day and remember:  No matter how bad your day seems, someone out there has to clean the bathrooms at Walmart.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm back from my visit with my friends in TN.  It was a very pleasant few days and very restful.  My last night there a wicked storm came up.  Luckily there's a ridge behind the house and that protected us mostly from the wild wind.  There were others not so lucky.  When I drove home I saw that the road to Cades Cove was closed.  If you saw or read the news you know why. 
Yesterday I got out into the yard and did a bunch of work before it got too hot.  Need to do more but think I'll wait 'til tomorrow since I'm volunteering somewhere today and have some things around the house that can get done before I go.  Hopefully when I do go out tomorrow I remember to put on bug repellent.  I have bites all over my upper right arm and even found a tick that dropped off my arm to the arm of my chair. 
Well, y'all have a good day and smile a lot.  It'll make people wonder what you're up to.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gonna be another hot one.  When I let the cat out before 7 this morning it was already 80 on the front porch, in the shade.  I was able to get some work done yesterday even though the sweat started almost immediately after I stepped outside.  The rest of the day was spent inside and I was very thankful for air conditioning.  Think I'll stay inside again today and maybe get some sewing done.
Will be travelling to TN tomorrow to visit friends.  Will be there for 4 days to celebrate the 4th.  I've known these folks for some time now and love to visit.  They have a home half way up a ridge and their view is fantastic.  It's become a yearly visit and I'm going to miss it when it can't happen anymore.  We are all getting older and my friend V has incurable cancer.  Treatments are keeping her alive.  Her spirits are good.  She let her doctor know that she just wants to stay alive because she needs to look after her husband who now has no short term memory.  Luckily he's aware of it and has accepted the fact.  He does not have Alzheimer's.  If V goes first I don't know what will happen to J.  Hopefully their daughter will step in to help.  At any rate, I'm going to enjoy their company while I can.
Y'all have a safe 4th and remember.....freedom is not free.