Monday, March 31, 2008

Hello everyone in Blogland

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't been here in a while. I have moved and do not have internet service in the country, but hoping to get Charter soon. Does anyone use Charter for phone and internet and if so, do you like it? It's the only thing available that is not dial-up and I'm not going back 7 years to that again.

Things are not looking in our favor for my dads house and even though I am happy there, I'm scared for the day I have to move out. There is such a calm feeling being there and since the house was built the year I was born( 59 years old) I feel a part of me there. I am still praying for a miracle, but since God already gave me 2, not sure how this one will play out. I am not giving up Hope, because I truly believe if God wants me to live there, He will show us the way.

I hope you are all doing fine. I hope to visit you before I leave tomorrow night to return. I regret not spending a little more for a wireless laptop, but not looking back. For what I will be paying Charter, I could have a very good one, so may check into Dell about how much the payments would be and then sell mine. Going to inquire to see if I can buy a wireless card for mine before taking on a debt.

My siblings and I have been working really hard getting things ready for a sale. I got some really cool vintage things so hoping to make some things with them soon. I did make a squash book for a wedding with the New Orleans Saints colors while my sister was there so we wouldn't have to mail it to her. I made a huge space to work in moms shop and all I can do is picture my craft room there---it's huge with a kitchen and bath and even a large closet that can hold a twin bed and dresser.

So I am asking (more like begging) for prayers to get the property. Everything is blooming and we had a wonderful dinner with our boys, then spent most of the day outdoors.

Well I have got washing and repacking to do, so if you don't hear from me, I will be gone again for a week. I miss you all and hope that every one is healthy and safe. Love and Hugs, Pat

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pay it Forward

I only got 2 responses for my Pay it Forward---Yolanda at the Mermaidsshelf and Mary at Maryswritingnook and I am waiting for a date to send mine out so that it will be Random. Yolanda, I still need your mailing info.

I think I have caught a flu bug. I started getting nauseated yesterday, with dizziness and a headache and today I feel worse. Not sure if I ran a fever, but I woke up soaking wet. I have been drinking lots of water today, but I am so hungry and not sure if I can eat anything. Going back to my dads to clear drawers and a closet for my clothes. Please pray that my son and Al can buy the house---I really want to live there---it's so peaceful. Going to try and take some photos of my finds to post at a later date. Love and Hugs, Pat

Easter Blessings

Since I may be gone this weekend. I wanted to wish you all many Blessings for Easter. For those who are traveling, may God guide you and keep you safe. For those who are sick, may God touch you with His healing hands.

Enjoy this day with your family or friends. Let the Easter bunny bring you joy, but keep in mind what this day is all about.

For God so loved us, He gave His only son, so that we may be saved.

John 3:16

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patricks Day to all my blogger friends.
Dropping in to wish everyone a very Happy St. Patricks Day. I hope you don't drink too much green beer-lol.

I am part Irish--my great grandmother was a McFarlain, but I never knew her, but I did get my red hair from the Irish blood.

Will come back later and post more---I have a dentist appt and need to jump in the shower---the benefit wore me out, but will fill you in later. Love and Hugs, Pat

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

Well today is a blue day for me. I really shouldn't post at all, but I know that Dad is looking down and I want him to know that I wish him a Happy Birthday. We are having a special mass at church for him today, so as soon as the benefit is over, I head back for that.

I have many wonderful memories of my dad, including all the vacations we took across the USA. I learned lots of tips on building and finishing a house from him as we helped out with staining doors and cabinets at the age of 10, so the house I grew up in is very important and my son and Al may buy it together. It's out in the country and on a stary night, it's a spectacular beauty. God knew what He was doing. We went fishing and hunting with my dad and when he would go to check my grandfathers' rice fields, we got to swim in the irrigation canals---talk about some cold clear water.

When we became teenagers and no longer wanted to see the USA, they started renting beach cabins on the gulf and we would stay there for 2 weeks in the summer. Dad was such a gentle person and left this world with no enemies and except for a small mortage, he owed no one and made us promise to pay his debts so that his credit would not be ruined.

Our community was almost like the Amish, everyone who knew a trade, helped each other build their homes. You traded vegetables and such and when someone brought you something, you never returned an empty plate or pot. I miss those days, because we have a large family and get togethers were so much fun, but as every one grew older, the next generation wants no part of all that---they have their own lives and friends and family reunions are for older people. Yea, right. So now my son wants to have one at my dads house and that really shocked me. We are hoping to do it soon, as my dads sister is older than he was and she is going blind from the diabetes, but she calls me all the time to check on me.

So hold your family close to your hearts, we don't have them forever.

Happy Birthday Daddy, I love you and miss you and give mom a hug for me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hello everyone

I'm back for a little while and hope to have something good to post.

This is the new bride, my cousin Candice and Dustin. The wedding was beautiful, but I had to change clothes before

because it was too cold to wear what I wanted to wear.

This is my aunts gggd and she was the center of attraction at the wedding. She just danced the night away.

This is me with my dads' 2 sisters and my uncle. The other lady is the mother of one of our close friends. We had a wonderful time, but by 11p.m., I was tired and hurting, so

we went home like old people.

I have been busy making Easter candy bouquets and some gift baskets for a benefit this Saturday to help pay for a friends' moms funeral expenses. Their brother was killed in a car accident and when they told Eva, she collapsed and died. It was a terrible thing and this was her 3rd child to lose before she died. Her daughter, my childhood friend, died from breast cancer because she quit her chemo---said she couldn't take it anymore and just gave up.

As soon as I get my scrapbook desk cleared, I have new projects to try---so I am feeling a little crafty lately and hope it remains.

The reason I need a break is because I seem to be sad a lot lately---my dads' birthday is Saturday and we are having a special mass for him. I know I will feel better soon, but I never knew it would be this hard, and I want to be happy again, like my old self. I felt if I can't post anything good, I just need to stay away and not post anything.

My joys today are many

God has blessed me with a beautiful day

My children are all safe, healthy and

doing fine.

I have many friends who pray for me.

I have a roof over my head, food on

the table and clean clothes to wear.

Flowers are blooming and birds are singing.

What else could one want!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the things you have. Don't wait for things to happen before you use your good linen, china, and pretty things that you are saving. Smile at everyone you meet today and always, you just might meet someone who needed that smile. Loads of Love, Pat

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Time off again

Well, I am taking a little time off, just as Deena is doing. My chest is sore from the mammogram yesterday. The lady taking them said my breast were huge for such a small framed person, so hoping when fall comes around, I can get them reduced. Won't have the results of the mammo for a week unless it shows something, so I never worry about.

I've got craft boxes every where and if that wasn't enough, I got a late Valentine gift so got some new "toys" to play with, but I can't work in the mess and my energy is still weak. I hope it's just from losing my parents so close together, but I am going to take a nap then tackle the 2 rooms I use. I have to get some rest so I don't miss Lost tonight. For those who are addicted to it, I find it getting very interesting.

I missed my blog anniversary, but hopefully I can get something together in a week for 2 for a giveaway.

Has anyone who ever visited Mizsmoochielips heard from her? I hope that she is doing well. I miss her funny post and all the creative things she does.

Deena, if you haven't left the computer yet, I will be thinking of you. Everyone please visit her blog at Pretty in Pink, but I have her listed as deenastory. She is battling breast cancer and is taking a week off to rest, so wait a week and visit her beautiful and inspiring blog. She doesn't call herself a breast cancer patient. She is a beautiful fighting warrior and is an inspiration to women every where.

Amy, I am filled with joy over winning your giveaway. For those who don't know Amy, you can go to her blog from my list-foursistersinacottage. She has a website also filled with so many beautiful vintage items, but be warned, they go really fast. I was gone for 3 days and missed out on some wonderful Easter things, but came back to find that I won the mosaic shelf she gave away. Amy has also battled and beat cancer and she also gives me faith to carry on.

I consider myself truly blessed by crafting and blogger friends and I am going to work on another award next week for some beautiful people.

If I feel better soon, I will return sooner. I also lost a crown in the front, so I am not looking or feeling cute right now. Waiting for the dentist to call and get it back in, hopefully before a wedding we are attending tomorrow night.

I hope you all have a blessed, safe, and joyful weekend. Love and Hugs, Pat

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I'm still here

I'm still here, just busy unpacking and organizing things---it's what I do best. But lack of energy has taken its toll on my body and I find myself resting a lot lately. Diabetes sucks!

On a better note, I got some more wonderful treasures from mom's house. We seperated the jewelry and I will soon post some of the things I got. I did remember other old pieces when we started finding, but they are no longer there. I got old sequins, tons of pins for them, rhinestones, beautiful old earrings with just one there. There were pieces that I didn't want when it was my turn to pick, so they let me put some broken jewelry (3 pieces each time) as one of my picks. There is just too much to list, but it's all going to be fun when Spring Fever hits me. There are some old Leggs eggs and I am just wondering what I could do with them---maybe it will come to me in my sleep, which has been great lately. I suffer my insomnia, but find myself in bed before midnight. I do miss that because most of my creations have come in the wee hours of the morning.

Next week, we are seperating the angels and dolls from mom's collection, then the furniture, which isn't going too good right now. I would love to have her old dining room set, but everyone wants it, so they are breaking up the set. Brenda said if she got it, she may sell me the old one she has and even though I am not into dark furniture, my china would look fab in it.

I am getting excited about my trip to Vancouver, Wa in May. My daughter has a vintage shop and she is taking me to estates sales with her. I already told her to look for vintage Christmas things for me and I will trade her some jewelry for her shop. I have one piece I got at Goodwill that she is interested in, so bringing that with me on the trip. She really wants me to stay 3 weeks and I am still undecided about that, but I know we would have a great time and maybe seeing a dr there that practices natural medicine. I already told my pain management dr about it and he said to go for it, but to keep in mind that there is nothing they can do for my spine, which I will. I just don't want to be one of the old tiny ladies you see bent over with a walker.

Well, I am going back to some unpacking. I still don't have my Easter decorations out and it's depressing at the moment, but with Easter just weeks away, I hardly see the point. My crafting friends who know me, know how much I love decorating for the seasons. I will be gone for a day or 2, but will check in as soon as I return.

Send me some energy! Hugs and Wishes, Pat