Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
We tried getting things organized for the garage sale but I knew it would take longer than a week to price 62 years of things. The only thing I have left to take is my furniture and maybe a few Tupperware things. Even though it was my dad's wishes that the girls take the angels and dolls, we gave some to our brothers. We found my mom's sewing machine that goes in the cabinet but not sure if it works, but I'm going to try. The new one has not shown up, so I'm not going to worry about that anymore. I hope the person that has it, gets great use out of it and didn't do it out of spite.
I will be going into the hospital on the 6Th of November for my 5 year colonoscopy and they are doing an endoscope on the same day to see what that huge lump in my stomach is---just praying that it's only the hernia that got bigger.
We are waiting to see if my aunt has leukemia, which is almost likely, so keep Aunt Dee in your prayers for me. My other aunt's daughter has ALS (Lou Gehrig's) and not looking good, so Cindy is need of your prayers also.
Please don't forget about Deena's October 27Th Pink Day. I hope you all have a blessed and beautiful weekend. Love and Hugs to all. Pat
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Dot's mom is not in good health, so please pray for her. Love and Hugs, Pat
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
To the Benoit Family, you will always be like part of my family and I love you all as though you were. God had other plans, but I am grateful for still being around all of you when we can. Prayers for "Pop" Benoit. Love and Hugs, Pat
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I would love to be able to buy the house, because of the craft shop, but we would have to sell ours first or find a renter who would stay and take care of our house.
Any way, I will be gone all next week to start pricing things for the garage sale and we are praying we can do it all in one week. We have to rent a van this weekend to get our furniture out and anything we are keeping because we will need the main house for all the things we have to sell.
This is a Gutmann book that I found and even though it's not old, 1990, the pictures are adorable. Somewhere here, I have an old picture of the little girl sleeping, but not sure what I filed it under, but hopefully when I clean out my files, I will find it. My scanner is old, so I am hoping to get it scanned at a print shop and put them on a disk.
I have an infection in my nose ever since I fractured it, so I have to call an make an appt. to see the doctor. Just the thought of it still being fractured has me worried that I have a deviated septum which might require surgery---the thought of gauze stuffed up my nose is not a good thought since we had to smell my brothers nose when it got broken----yuk!
I found a lot of new treasures but haven't had time to take pictures and the things I am painting, I forgot to take before pictures--oh well too late now.
I am almost finished with my Halloween cards, so they should go out in the mail on Monday. Al is on vacation next week, so he is going to sand down my 2 doors for my dressing screen. I was hoping that we could find another door like one of them and put the one with all the opening in the middle and cover the openings with a pretty vintage fabric. Al can draw really good, like Candace Olsen on Divine Designs, so I am hoping that he will do it for my bedroom, that way I can carry it with me when I shop for things to put in it. I can sleep with pretty clutter, so that is my intentions---the more the better.
I have decided to put my Christmas blog back and just use that for seasonal decorations, so it won't actually be a Christmas blog per say. I will use old pictures that aren't so great, but you can see how our collection has grown over the last 37 years. I was really into country back then and except for a few things, all the rest have new homes.
The International Rice Festival is this weekend and for the first time since 1988, I will be visiting booths instead of having one. I will be fun seeing all my crafting friends from all over Louisiana and Texas.
Well I can hear the orange and black calling me-lol- so after visiting some blogs to say hello, I am getting to work. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Love, Hugs, and Prayers for all. Pat
Saturday, October 11, 2008
As you can tell, she is a ham when in front of a camera. The little Christmas dress where she is sitting on her pawees lap is one I made for her---she loves when I make her clothes. In about another year, she will be as "short" as me, but will pass me up like her brother is doing. Chris is my only chance for another grandchild, but her clock is ticking fast at 37, but who knows.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
My "almost" father in law is very frail and he suffered a stroke and he also has Alzheimer's, but after visiting him yesterday, I was excited that he recognized me and called me Pat. Now today when I return at 6, he may not, because it comes and goes. I think he will remember me because I hold a strong past to him, his son Garland that I have spoken about. I challenged him to a game of poker tonight, but he wants to play $100 a hand. I had to laugh and said that was too rich for my blood. He is a sweetheart and I love this man like he was my fil. So please keep him in your prayers. Alzheimer's is such a horrible disease and with 7 of his children still living, not to mention the many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even a couple of great,great grandchildren. I am hoping they will allow us to bring in a camera---you have to check in your purse before allowed behind locks door, for safety reasons.
Also a friend, Erica, will be under going surgery tomorrow morning at Tulane in New Orleans for kidney cancer. Eric, her husband is going to call me as soon as she gets out of surgery, so we are hoping it hasn't spread to the other or anywhere else.
Well I am off to shower after painting, then to the hospital. Will check in later. Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Pat
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Well I have been having fun going to thrift stores and yard sales, plus some of the vintage Christmas things came from moms. These globes I think I will make some pretty Christmas decorations with. The step table I am keeping---it's solid wood with no veneer and was a real bargain. The wall shelves will be painted white and the shawl is from Liz Claiborne and I love shawls when it's cool. The pink vanity mirror will be perfect in my new pink room. Not sure if the paper mache angel is old but fell in love with it when I saw it. And as you can see there is a 30G Zune that my son won playing games on the internet and you win points, but only one item per address, so he sent it to me. It will hold movies, music, pictures, and videos. The antique hand driven sewing machine is my aunts, so it's only on loan to me. I gave up bingo and I find this is more fun. The little mouse with the train still works and even though most of my Christmas things are new, I may keep it---haven't decided yet. Well I hope you enjoyed my Thursday Thrift Day. Still have more, but will wait until next Thursday to post them. Blessings, Pat