Friday, July 16, 2010



My ohhhhh my how fast time has flown since my last post here ! It just amazes me how quick almost 2 months have gone ! Seems like a blink of an eye and here it is all ready July. I thought I better get my booty on here and make some time to do a post. I really miss bloggin' like I was doin' but it just seems there's just NOT enough time in a day to do everything I'd love to accomplish. I'm sure y'all know exactly how that goes !!! I'm gonna make an afternoon of just readin' and catchin' up on my fav blogs....I miss doin' that too...
I need to hang a DO NOT DISTURB I'M BLOGGIN' sign up
so everyone knows NOT to bug me for a bit lol....Hmmmm wonder how well that would go over with the family ?!?!? He he he he...
Since I've last blogged my daughter MaKenzie has moved out ! And lemme' tell ya' I am sooooo lonesome for female conversation ! Being here with 3 men is enough to make me bonkers somedays. I thought I could adjust fairly well when she left but there are days I miss her sooooo dang much I just sit in my room and cry ! She does come out and stay the weekend once in awhile and when it comes time for her to leave again I just cringe ! It's funny when they are little you sometimes think I can't wait till they all move out and then when the time comes for it to happen it's another whole story ! lol
I swore I wouldn't have empty nest syndrome but boy it's hit me and hit me hard just thinkin' about it ! Jess is a senior this coming school year and has all ready begun to make plans for college in Florida
=( I can't believe my baby is so grown up all ready !!!!!! I wonder if it's just a Mama thing ? Cause my Hubbs sure seems to be handlin' it much better than me....How about y'all ? Does your DH's seem to handle it much better than you do ? 

My Dad was also in the hospital again...this time it was for pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He is now on 24 hour oxygen at home. They increased his lasics meds to try and keep the
fluids outta' his lungs and from around his heart. I've been doin' A LOT of prayin' for a speedy recovery for him. He sure has been thru alot and he is someone I really look up to not just because he is my Dad but because no matter what he goes thru he stays strong, positive and he never lets his faith waiver. He always says I gotta stay positive or otherwise I might as well throw in the towel and give up.I sure hope if I ever go thru even a smidgen of what he has I can keep the same mentality he has thru the cancer, CHF,
emphysema and the other medical problems he has had over the years. I gotta' say he is takin' it a lil more serious this time too. He is
finally watchin' his diet way better. Stayin' away from salt and tryin' to eat healthier. It's gonna be a challenge for him and my family as well ( we're tryin' to change our eatin' habits too) but it's sure a
challenge that's worth takin' !

My nephew was also shot in Iraq since I last blogged. That was around June 24th. He was standing in an Iraqi Police Headquarters and an Iraqi insurgent shot him. The bullet went thru his wrist, entered thru his side and out the other. He was airlifted to Germany and then brought to Walter Reed Hospital in D.C. He lost 7 pints of blood and has had several surgeries since being shot. They are tryin' to rebuild his bladder and small intestine. He also has to have a colostomy bag but they are sayin' they hope to rebuild his colon so he won't have to have it the rest of his life. He is only 28 and it just breaks my heart ! This was his 3rd tour .....2 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. I have another nephew who was deployed 3 days after
Jason was shot....So now I worry about his well being while being over there. Please say a prayer for Jason to continue to get better and that Jeremy will be safe while serving our great country and pray for all the other service men and women to come home safely to their families and loved ones !

I don't know about y'all but I'm ready for fall. It's been soooo dang hot, humid and muggy here that it just zaps your eneregy and ya' just don't feel like doin' a darn thing after work.....most days anyways and Fall is one of my fav seasons to decorate for. With Christmas/Winter being first. Now I just gotta' make "TIME" to get some of the things I'm workin' on finished up so I can share with y'all ! Geesh that "TIME" word again ! lol
Prim Pals has been a GREAT way for me to escape and I gotta' say there are sure a buncha' sweet talented gals on there !
We did a 4th of July swap and my partner was Deb of Goats Creek Mercantile. Lemme' tell ya' Deb made me the MOST BEAUTIFUL 4th of July penny rug. If your ever lookin' for a penny rug be sure
and check out her sellin' blog. Ohhh heck just lemme' show ya' how
awesome my goodies were *wink* lol

Now isn't that just be~aut~i~ful ? I love it
so much that it will be stayin' out
year around. No way could I put it up !

Then I got this cuteeee birdhouse Deb painted for me

I collect birdhouses soooo this will be stayin' out too lol

Then Deb made me these awesome hand towels

I just love 'em ! And yepp I'll prolly keep
'em out year around as well he he he he....

Then she made me this stitchery

I just love love love it too ! And you know it lol
I won't put it up either ! As a matter of fact my hallway
used to be Americana and I think maybe I'll do that again so
I have a place to keep all my Americana goodies together...

Ohhhhh and she handmade me this cute card too !

The swaps on the forum are such a blast ! The last one we
did was a Christmas in July. I can't wait to see
what everyone gets. There is sooooo many talented
members on the Prim Pals Forum.
This will be our next swap...

You have to be a member to join in....So come on over and sign up to be a member and join inon the fun ! We'd love to have y'all ! And the only requirement to becomin' a member is to do an introduction post. This is our new postin' rule...IT IS NOT MANDATORY that you post to be a member here. No worries for being removed for NOT POSTING ! When you feel comfortable enough to post we'd be glad to hear from you ! Till then enjoy the forum !We know that things come up and ya' might not be able to post and when you can it's a bummer to come back and realize you've been removed for not postin'.....


I thought I'd share a project that my daughter and I worked on together before she moved out =( It was a Happiness swap she had signed up for...Her swap pal was Gen of Olde Pear Primitives who by the way JUST opened an Etsy shop y'all oughta' go check out...

Anyway here are a few pics of the doll Kenzie
and I made together for Gen......


Carmen C. said...

Hi sweetie! Keeping your papa in my prayers and your nephews as well, these are the types of things I am SOooo dreading:( Jason is in my prayers for a speedy recovery, why can't they just bring all those precious soldiers HOME!!!! ((BIG HUGS))

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Can't believe it is so long since your last post!! Given what has been happening, it most likely seems longer to you. Best wishes to everyone. As to your daughter moving out....think of the possibility of a new craft May the next month be a good one to all of you. Jenny

Rowan said...

I know just what you mean about time - there's never enough of it is there? I'm sorry to hear about your nephew and I hope he makes a good recovery without any longterm problems. Hope your dad gets better too, he sounds a lovely man.

Angie Berry said...

Ah TJ, I'm sorry you are having a hard time with Kenzie moving out. I try to remember that will happen to me soon enough when I get so irritated at my little ones. They'll be gone in a blink of the eye.

Sorry to hear about your dad in the hospital again. It makes it somewhat easier when they are in good spirits about it. You are fortunate to still have him around and for all these years!

Goodness you've had lots going on, no wonder you've been MIA! Praying for your family all around!

How wonderful for you to own Deb's Americana penny rug!! I saw it on her selling blog awhile back and fell in love with it! It is beautiful, she did a wonderful job on it! You got lots of awesome goodies from her!

One more thing, I'm not seeing the pics of the doll that you and Kenzie made. Am I the only one? Darn it, I want to see the cute doll! Lol!

Nice to see you post again, till next time dear friend!