Sunday, August 13, 2017

Meet the gregarious Grady!!

My son and I adopted a new kitten yesterday. He is solid grey, about four months old, and came from a farm near my daughter's house. He is into everything and has many of the same mannerisms as our Earl Grey whom we lost a year ago this month. So far he favors my son's company. Grady is eating like he's never had a can of catfood before and already looks like he's grown some this morning!  This little cat will certainly make life more interesting, if not more lively. Happy Sunday, God Bless us all.      Photo by Donald from his cell phone.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter



It's NOT about the bunny, it's about the Lamb!

"...while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us"  (Romans 5:8)

Have a blessed Easter.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Project Linus Saturday


Last Saturday my daughter and I drove up to Galax, VA to take the afghans and bears with sweaters that we had made. The Project Linus meeting is the first Saturday of every month and meets at the Public Library in Galax. VA.  We ate at the Shoney's Restaurant (as usual) and stopped at the Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet in Fancy Gap, VA on the way back.   It has been several years since I had gone to this outlet and used to love to come here a lot!! For a long time, it hurt me to travel so far and I was homebound. It is so great to be able to get out again!! Thank God!! I bought only four one-yard pieces of calico, as I have a lot to use up. The above photo is of the Outlet that I got from the internet. The outlet is located just off of I-77 at the Fancy Gap exit just over the Virginia state line. Our only other place to buy is from the walmart and I do buy a few remnants from them. Hope you are having a wonderful week.  God Bless!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snow !!

Over the weekend we got seven inches of snow! It is not that unusual for us to get snow, but the bitter cold that came with it was a little hard to bear. It got down to 4 degrees, if I remember right. But the snow and ice is melting like crazy now, and I am very glad. Pretty to look at, but nice to be gone! We had a busy Holiday Season, and my daughter spent several days with us, before the weather turned nasty. My son and I got that bad cold that is going around here, but are on the mend now. He is back at work today, and the sun is trying to shine. Life goes on, eh.  God Bless!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hemi caught a mouse!

Hemi has turned into a mighty mouse-catcher. No, I'm NOT going to show you the dead mouse, in fact he didn't seem proud of his catch at all. Kind of looked at it and shrugged to say "what's that?". The above photo was taken not long after we brought him in the house, as he doesn't like to have his picture taken. I can sympathize, as I don't like to have my photo taken either! haha

My daughter and I went to Galax, Va last Saturday to the Project Linus meeting. I had finished one large afghan blanket and made sweaters for several build-a-bear sized stuffed animals. It was a cold and windy day, but we ate lunch at Shoney's and had a good day.  I am taking one day at a time these days, and am missing my two little friends terribly (so is my son and Hemi). Christmas will be here before we know it!  Have a happy one.  God Bless.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Saying good-bye to my best friend

Once upon a time there were three little calico kittens born in Ei-cho, Japan. Their names were Kaoru, Kenshin and Shizuku. When my daughter moved home from Japan, she brought her cats with her. Shizuku-chan outlived the rest and became my best friend. When my daughter moved into her own home several years ago, Shizuku stayed here. It was her choice to stay here. As I have told previously, she became ill at the first part of the summer, and became steadily worse until last Friday, when she passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She was eighteen years old. This is so hard. I am thankful that Hemi-cat is with us.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Good-bye Little Earl

We lost our dear little friend, Earl Grey yesterday after a brief, but fatal illness. He suddenly came down with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). We decided not to let him suffer, as the Doctor said that he could not last over two months, and there was no hope for a recovery. We are shocked and saddened by his passing, and are reminded of how fragile life is. Rest in Peace, pretty kitty.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New books!

I have been reading a lot of Amish fiction this summer. The author I like the most is Beverly Lewis, my next favorite  is the Guideposts Amish Mysteries.  They are sent to me every month, and have the same cast of characters, but different authors every month.  I like the Amish fiction because it is clean. No smut, or "sex scenes". I like descriptions in a book, not "mushy-stuff". Some of the Amish books are even set in Ohio, where I was born. I remember seeing Amish buggies every summer when we would visit my Aunts and Uncles. Wow!  Anyway, after reading a lot of Amish books this summer, I decided to switch back to my most beloved mysteries. The books, Scottish Highlands Mystery by Hannah Reed caught my eye on Amazon.com and I ordered one. I loved it!! So I ordered the other two. The only bother is that they are only in paperback, and the print is small. (Break out the magnifying glasses that my daughter bought me, haha.) The above photo is from Amazon.com.  Great reading!!  Have a blessed day!