Monday, August 22, 2011

Ike's puppy story - August 21st

Good morning everyone. Have I got a story to tell.

I told you Ike's Border Collie had 4 puppies and lost one- well, you want believe this, this morning (that's a good 10 or 12 hours later), she had another one. He now has 4- living.

We really had a noct. She was barking last noct about 3 A.M and he got up to go check on her. He was about 30 minutes down there and then I went to check on HIM! There he sat rubbing her head and talking to her.

We got things all wrapped up and headed back to bed. We were in bed a bout 10 or 15 minutes and decided we needed to put a thick rug in the bed since it seems a bit chilly- so up we get and back to the farrowing house we go. We get that all taken care of the this morning she started barking again about 5- that's when Ike went to check on her and found the other puppy. He said she had climbed out of the pin (and I kid you not) they are taller than my head. She had that puppy outside the pin in the hallway. Had he not gotten there soon as he heard her barking, he might have lost that one. I was left with orders to check on them and give the newest one some warm milk when I got up this morning- so when I got up I dutifully did that. It was all cuddled and warm up with the others under it's mom. I sure hope he can raise all of them- he'd be devastated to loose one.

I gotta get my cup of coffee now. Just wanted to share this story with everyone. Wish us luck with our puppies. It sure is fun to raise them and send them off to loving homes. I'll try to take some pictures and post them in a few days.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm busy as a Bee

Yes, I'm busy as a Bee! I'm in the process of moving my workshop out into Ike's garage (which he never uses) I will have lots more room to work there. Then I'm turning my workshop here by the house into a storage and display area for my crafts that I sell on line. I also though it would be a good idea because it would give me more room here in my computer office. I'm coming out the walls. There just never seems to be enough room for all my things. You sure can accumulate a lot of stuff when you're a avid crafter like I am.
Hopefully, I will have it ready to open during the big Labor Day yard sale we have here in Benton County. I sure have lots of junk and my crafts, I'd be glad to sell.
I've been working here on the computer since 9 O'clk this morning. I have been creating a picture folder of my craft items to place on my Facebook page. It seemed like a pretty good idea but it's been a lot of work. Here's the link to my Facebook page. Drop by if you follow this blog from time to time and say hello.
I need to get up and get started on the orders I got in today but might just enjoy the weekend and do them on Monday. I have 5 days to work them out. That shouldn't be a problem.
We've just been so hot here in Tennessee the past few weeks. Last week actually had a few comfortable days. It's been one of the hottest summers we've had I think.
I can't wait for Fall and "sweater weather". That's my favorite time of the year. I hope Ike takes me to the mountains when the leaves start changing colors. That's one of my favorite things to do. Nature is such a pretty thing to see.
Life is good

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Looks like Spring

has arrived again. All the pretty plants that bloom early have already bloomed and shed their pretty blossoms. Now I'm waiting for the Day Lilies to bloom. They are just so pretty. I hope they're as pretty as last year. I added pictures of them last year- so probably won't do it this year.
I had a email from my sweet friend, Dede, from Brightest Blessings. I admire her so much. She's been through so much- yet she is still thinking of others. God Bless you Dede- I love you.
I've been doing lots of work in the yard the past few weeks and have my shoulder all messed up. I can hardly pick anything up and it goes numb on me all the way down to mt fingers. I fear it want be getting any better without my going to the doctor. I don't like going to doctors so I will deal with it awhile longer.
Ikes new puppy got into the flower beds 3 times and they sure did do some damage. I had to re-do them. That's the reason I don't like dogs so much. Especially the digging kind. I prefer my cats.
Got to get packages ready to ship so need to run.
Life is good.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ike and I had our 50th. Wedding Anniversary

on January 7th. Our children took us out to a really nice restaurant to celebrate. We have great kids. It's hard to believe we've been together 50 years. Time sure does fly by. It seems to go by even faster now. When you get to be our age- that's just the way it is.
I've lost so much weight- I look sick. Ike looks so handsome. But then, he always looks handsome, to me.

We had lots of snow during January but the weather is so pretty now. It's the middle of February and we are having Spring time temperatures- in the 60's. I noticed this morning the Day Lilly's are beginning to pop out of the ground.
I smell Spring in the air!

I've been busy crafting new Whirligigs for the new year. I'll have 10 new ones added to my line-up for sale on my selling sites. Be sure to take a look at them.

News is short. I wish I would make myself come to my Blog and write more but I stay so busy I just forget it. I've promised myself several times I'd do better but I never do.
So until next time.
Life is good.