Monday, December 11, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello my Tuesday FRIENDS ♥
I know I've been missing again.... 😒
The first week  we had gone to my parents for Thanksgiving ...which we celebrate on the Saturday after there. We were having such a good visit that we ended up staying a few days longer. Bob had vacation days he had to use so I rearranged my schedule to be free too. 
While we were all there we decided to decorate my parents house for them. They love Christmas decorations but just aren't able to do it themselves any longer. 

This is their all seasons back porch where they spend the majority of their time. 
It's wall to wall nick knacks and things different members of the family have made over the years so it makes decorating a challenge. 
My Mom is a hoarder of all things made by us as kids and adults. 😏 
We drug out these gems from the past just to see if the grandkids could guess what the were. They couldn't... can you ?

They were made it the late sixties and are very brittle so we left them in the box. 
This wreath that I made her in 1983 is still in great shape so we hing it. 
It is crocheted with cotton crochet thread and very small hook. I made 10 of them that year and my hands hurt just thinking about it. Mine was destroyed in a fire years ago and I would love to make another one.... but I don't think I could survive it 😒
I'm not even sure I can get my current gift projects finished this year 😓 the hands are really screaming at me. 
This week I am trying to get the house decorated and it's very slow going...
Between my hands and my back I'm almost useless. Bob has had to pick up the slack and he's been very good about it. 
My little trees are done ...
There are actually 3  trees in that box 😤
 The bigger tree is getting there. It's actually a much smaller tree than we used to have so we've had to go through and decide what ornaments are going to get used and what's not. 
I don't think I'll be getting out my Santa's or Snowmen this year. So once the tree is done I think we are too. 
Here's my drink for the week... a little tea break we took last night while sorting things out. 

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The last one is my favorite ♥

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Monday, November 20, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello my Tuesday Friends! 
Sorry I skipped out again last week. Was feeling a bit blue and just wasn't up to posting. 
You may remember "Lady Liberty" the senior dog that showed up on here on the  4th of July. She has been slowly going down hill the last month and on Monday we had to take her in and have her put down. It was hard but she was in pain and could no longer stand or walk. 
She was a good dog and I am grateful we were able to make her last months better for her. 
I'm still busy trying to get all of the crocheted and knitted gifts done for the Holidays. The end is in sight now so I'm feeling less pressure. :) 
I even took the time to play with some paint over the weekend. I've been seeing a lot of post on Facebook about fluid acrylic paint pouring and it  looks intriguing so I thought I would give it a shot. It's fun...very messy but I like the out come. 

I see some interesting backgrounds in the future :) Once I finish all 0f  the fiber projects that is. 
My drink of the day is coffee and more coffee :) 
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Late Again but it's been a hard week and a hard post to write. 
We Lost my Uncle late Monday evening. 
Dad was able to make the trip down for the funeral and I must say it was the hardest funeral I have ever attended. 
Wilburn C.Williams,
Born: August 09, 1930
Died: October 30, 2017
Services: Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, November 3, 2017 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bro. Brad Walker will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00AM until 1:00PM Friday,November 3, 2017 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
WILBURN COY WILLIAMS, 87, of Benton, Kentucky passed away Monday evening October 30, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Williams was a member of the Briensburg Missionary Baptist Church and retired from General Tire in Mayfield, Kentucky.
He is survived by his two sons, Mike Williams and wife Ginger of Benton, KY and Ronald Wil-liams and wife Kandi of Benton, KY; his granddaughter; Kathy Sanderson and husband Jerry; his great granddaughter, Gabriele Ursini and husband Jessi; step grandchildren, Christy Paddack and husband Sam and Jason Dyer; step great grandchildren, Alexandria Paddack, Clayton Pad-dack, John Turner, Aubrey Dyer and Will Dyer and his brother, Wayburn Williams of Pekin, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Wilson Williams, two sisters, Odell Wadington and Vera Mae Smith; three brothers, Marion Williams, Orville Williams and Jewell Williams, and his parents, Ballard Williams and Lela Pearl Canter Williams.
Cemetery: Marshall County Memory Gardens
Location: Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home 

There was never a kinder man ever born . His kindness and generosity was felt by many over the years. 
I still can't talk or write about him without breaking into tears.  Knowing that he is at peace and pain free is what makes it tolerable. 
The drive home was beautiful with all of the fall colors. 

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Monday, October 30, 2017

T Stand for Tuesday

It's Tuesday again :) 
I totally missed last weeks posting. Sometimes it just happens that way. I wake up on Wednesday or Thursday and realize I have missed the T Party again :( 
I've never been an organized person and I get busy and just lose track of time all together. 
Well the garden season is officially over. 
We had a hard freeze over the weekend and pretty much everything looks dead and decayed. Just the clean up left to do. 

The seeds of the sunflowers have all been eaten by the birds and about the only thing left alive is the lemon balm and a few Echincia ,
I harvested the sweet potatoes on Sunday and got a five gallon bucket full. I didn't plant as many this year.  I love growing them in the straw bales though as the harvesting is so easy and they do very well in them. 
Today I canned the last of the tomatoes I picked before the freeze. 

I could have picked more of the almost ripe ones and let them rippen in the house. To be honest I'm tired of tomatoes right now .LOL! 

I'm still crocheting and knitting Christmas gifts . The list is getting shorter though. I have also managed to buy a couple of gifts which is very early for me. 
Before I moved to Missouri 17 years ago, I worked in  a major Department Store and worked in the seasonal gift department. So my shopping was done by November because from then on I had no energy or time left. When I moved here and had more time my shopping became later and later :) 
One of the gifts arrived today and and I opened it to check it out. Pretty soon I heard a lot of POPPING NOISE coming from the kitchen. Mini had discovered the joys of bubble wrap !

She was having a ball. She would jump on it with her front paws and then grab it in her mouth and just shake it. She was not happy with me when I took it away from her :) 
After a hard day of canning and pulling up dead foliage in the garden I'm setting back and sipping on some of the Butterscotch MoonShine I got from one of my cousins in Kentucky.  He really makes some great flavors and I have another cousin who makes homemade wines that are fantastic. The Blackberry Wine I brought back is long gone. The moonshine last longer cause you just sip it. :) 
Dad is doing well. He had some heart test run last week and he has no heart damage ... just a tired heart. They are sending him to a pulmonary specialist next to check out his lungs. 
His twin is not doing so well . His cancer has gotten more painful and he is now bedridden with it. Mostly just sleeps. My heart breaks for him. 
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