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Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Month of May

Well, I was going to be so prepared for a very busy month, and still try to keep up on my blogging, but that isn't going to happen. I will try to blog every week, not that anyone really reads it, it is just a good thing for me to do for ME. Last Tuesday night my mother fell and ended up in the urgent care. I thought she needed stitches, but the wound on her head was just very bloody. She hurt her arm pretty badly also. They wrapped her up like a mummy, so I told her I was going to call her mummy instead of mommy from now on. We were driving home at about 12:30 a.m. and I started to laugh and said, I'll bet we could scare someone this late at night if they looked in the car and saw you with your mummy wrap and blood all over your shirt. Here are some pictures of her injuries.
She is doing much better now, thank Heavens.
When my father passed away 25 years ago, the cemetary where he is buried had a rule where his plot is that the headstones had to be flat in the ground, and I mean IN the ground. If the grass was long at all, you couldn't see his headstone. Every spring my mom would complain about it, because other graves around it had upright headstones. So this spring, when she complained, Barbara and I took her to the monument store. We ordered a new headstone and they got it in last week. We had gone up the week before to take pictures of the old headstone, then Doug and I went up Friday to take pictures of the new one. What a difference.
This is the old one that was down in the ground. It is a beautiful stone, it just couldn't really be redone.

This is the new one. The front.

And the back.

I feel like we are finally honoring our dad the way he should be honored. It will be so nice to see it all decorated on Memorial Day. Love you and miss you dad.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Make-It Monday

For my make-it Monday, I am in the process of making a compost bin out of a garbage can. I have been reading up on it and it is so easy. So my first step is done. I went to Walmart and bought a black heavy plastic garbage can for $7.97. My next step is to drill holes in it for ventilation and then start making compost. How easy is that? Later this week, the drill comes out....I will post pictures.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Table Top Tuesday

Today is table top Tuesday. I am having fun with a theme every day. It helps me get things done too. Today I am showing to top of my piano. It might not be to exciting to other people but I love it. I need to appoligize to Laura and Jerry and Heather and Ricky, the reflection was just right and I couldn't get it off your pictures. I painted the candle sticks several years ago and of course I love the pictures of all my children.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Make-it Monday

Well, today for make-it Monday I am going to share my recipe for homemade daily shower cleaner. It is so easy and cheap to make and I love it. And, it smells good too.
You need:
6 /12 cups of water
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup household cleaner (I use Mrs. Bonner's magic soap, my sister introduced me to it and I love it. You can get it at health food stores)
Stir all together and spray daily after you shower.

It makes 8 cups.

The final product fits perfectly into a 40 oz. spray bottle with a quart left for later.

The Joy of Grandchildren

 Our two granddaughters spent Saturday night with us. We had so much fun. We watched a movie, had popcorn and read books. They were so good. They went to bed at bed time and only got up once to go potty. Sydney is 6 and Payton is 2 1/2 and they are so cute. My two grandsons are adorable too, but they weren't here for the sleepover. I took some candid pictures of them that I want to show.They are so cute. I loved having them stay the night.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

More May Day

You can probably tell that I love May. I am so glad it is here, although I about froze at my granddaughters soccer game this morning. The wind chill had to be in the 20's. Here is a cute picture I found on another one of my favorite blogs,

And here is a picture of my violets in my yard.

I hope you have a wonderful May Day!!!

May Day

Wow, it is May 1st already. The year is almost half gone. I love the month of May, but I already know this is going to be a busy one. I have some beautiful violets I planted last year by my front door. They were in bloom when the winter snow melted from them and they are just going wild. I love it. I will post pictures of them in the morning when the sun is out. But for now I want to post some things I found on one of my favorite blogs:

When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.
   ~ Lucy Larcom