Monday, October 4, 2010

From May to October. It's been a while!

Lots of thing have happened since I was here last.
Ike had surgery for Cancer and is completely free of the dreaded disease.
He's loosing a lot of weight though and isn't feeling the best, but keeps trudging along.
He building me a kitchenette apartment in the bottom level of our house. It opens out to a full walkout porch and is looking really good. Now if we get to where we need help we will have a place we can rent. We're not really interested in renting it now but it will be there should we ever need, or want to.
I've lost a lot of weight over the summer and feel like a million bucks. All my blood-work is good and a Cholesterol reading of 150. Can't beat that. I'm walking 20 minutes a day on the tread mill and hope to build it up to more minute as I progress.
We're at the beginning of Fall. I love this time of year. I call it sweater weather. The days are cool and the nocts are cooler. Sleeping late never felt so good. All bundled up under a nice warm blanket with my cats sleeping at my feet.
I've had a good summer with sales also. The W/Gigs have been flying out of the shop. They take a lot of time to create but they are worth it. Every customer I've had loved them.
Here's a picture of my newest one. It's of Betty Boop. You can find her for sale in my Ecrater, or Bonanza booth. The links appear at the side of the posts.
That's a bit of a catch- up for the summer. I try to keep up on this site but it's hard keeping on top of everything. I sometimes feel over whelmed with all the work I have to get done.
God blesses Ike and I daily though.
Life is good.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Haven't been here in awhile

It's already summertime in Tennessee and hotter than heck. Ike is outside planting strawberries in the new 3 tiered bed he and I made last week. I went out to help him but the heat is just to much for me, so I had to come back inside where it's cool.
My Stella Lillie's are all in full bloom. I am going to place a couple of picture here for you all to enjoy. They were taken in front of, and at the end of, my painting shed. My sister, Faye, who died a few years ago gave me the starter bulbs. I have separated and replanted them until I have lots of them now. I sent my friend Nancy a picture earlier yesterday. She shares pictures with me all time- it's great to have a friend like her.
I've really been busy the past few months. The Whirligig orders have been keeping me busy. It want be busy for awhile though, I want be listing on eBay. Ike is to have Cancer surgery in July and I am closing down temporarily-until I see him through this. It's going to be okay though. We just keep the faith and hope for the best. God has a way of taking care of good people, and we are good people.
I ask all of you to send prayers to heaven for us.
Life is good!

Friday, March 26, 2010

When I opened my eyes this morning.

I saw the beautiful sunshine beaming through my bedroom window and though- this is going to be a lovely day God has made for us and I truly intend to use it to the fullest.
Ike is working away on my building and I am working inside my shop doing a W/Gig for a customer in New Jersey. It's a Blue-jay for her husband.
I do over 35 designs now. Lots of Looney Tunes and Disney- not to mention, a whole bunch of birds. I've added a picture for you.
Just click on the connection I have listed here for my Ecrater Store to see all of them.
I'm busy, Ike's busy, we're both being very productive. It's a beautiful day here in Big Sandy. Who could as for more!
Life is good.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've had a very productive day

I had custom orders to work out and also have assisted Ike as his "go-fer" today.
We have a building project going on here at the house and it't "go-fer this and go-fer that". About the time I get started good on my work -he will holler for me to get him something- it's easier for me to hand it to him, than for him to get it for himself.
I've spend half the day getting my work done and the other half doing something for him. I love it though. He's happy when he's doing something and when he's happy, I'm happy. We're just 2 old people- who together, get the job done.
It's been a beautiful day. The sun has been shining all day and the temperature has been in the 60's. Nothing better than a day like this. I swear I can see the plants growing before my eyes. My forsythia is in full bloom. Yellow is my favorite color and it looks so pretty all around the place. The Poplar trees are budding. They will probably be in full bloom in another day or so. Now that's another pretty site. I can't wait to see them
Need to run. Back to work for me.
Life is good.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This rainy day

finds me making a big pot of potato soup for lunch. I love it. The creamy, cheesy, taste is so delicious. When Ike gets home from church, about the time it gets done, he will be loving me for this. Men are something- aren't they? Nothing they like better than good food. My Ike, is like a bottomless pit and he sure does love my cooking.
Now if I would just bake one of my famous Coconut Cakes- I would be in his good graces forever. Not gona do that though, we are both Diabetics and neither of us need it.
I sure wish it wasn't raining- we had big plans to get productive on a little addition we are doing and the rain has sure messed up that plan.
Looks like it will be a day of watching T.V. or doing a little painting in my shop.
The picture of us was taken on Christmas at my sisters home. He has lots more gray hair than me but we were both born in Match. He's just 1 year older than me.
Have a great day everyone.
Life is good.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

As I look outside and see the beautiful sunny day

that God has so graciously given us today. I feel a renewed energy to go outside and dig in the dirt- or just do, something productive.
You don't waste days like this. Not after the long, cold, snowy winter we've just survived.
I've enclosed a picture of the day lilies from last spring outside my painting shed. When they bloom I will add a picture of them in bloom.
I raked the leaves from my flower beds and found pretty new green sprouts starting to come through the ground. The jonquils are already in full bloom. They are so refreshingly beautiful. Yellow, being my favorite color, they are the first sign that Spring is almost here.
It's the first pretty day this week -that we've had so far. I went to visit my sister in Nashville and the first 3 days of this week- thinking I would get to help her with some early spring plantings but we didn't get out it was just to cold.
Instead we cleaned silver, cleaned and arranged a utility closet, and made decorative pillows. We were productive. She had been sick and I felt needed. It's good to feel needed- and good to know when you are needed you have someone who will always be there for you. Sisters, are a special gift from God and I thank him for mine.
My sister, Faye, died in May of 2007. My twin brother, Lee Roy, died in Oct of 2009.
I miss both of them so much but I still have 2 sisters and they bring so much love into my life.
I'm going to try hard to keep my postings done on my blog. I wish I had more followers but if I don't post regular I can't expect to have many.
It's Spring in Tennessee and~~~
Life is good.