Thursday, May 18, 2017

More random thankfulness....


Michelle said she is thankful for the heat....I couldn't agree more.

........I am thankful for all the flowers that are in bloom or will be blooming.

........I am thankful that I don't have to put on a coat or jacket every time I go outside...

........I am thankful that we don't need to start the Rav4 to get warm before we leave.

........I am thankful for it to be warm enough to sit outside and read!  I think I miss that about more than anything during the cold months.  I will sit outside in the hottest of weather to read...but I don't like to sit out if it is cold at all.


 ........I am thankful to get to see all the birds.  Our baby robins have been gone over a week I think, and now the House Wren has been back out there the past two or three days.  It keeps checking out the old gourd but I am not sure if it has decided to build out there or not.  I am not sure I want them to, or not.  They have been out there the past two or three years and I am never sure if they have success or not.

I will be linking to Michelle's Thankful Thursday.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bits of random thankfulness....

1.  Since Mother's Day is coming up, I am so thankful that my mom instilled in me a love of sewing.  It has given me pleasure for many years.

Also, I am so thankful to have had the privilege of being mom to my two daughters...and Mamaw of Lorelei.

2.  I am thankful to have these two mug-mats finished...I plan to go ahead and give them to my daughter.



3.   I finished these by doing a little free-motion quilting...not exactly proud of them but they will do for potholders.  I didn't know what I would do with them but when Sarah came to get Lorelei this evening, she liked them so they went home with her.


4.  I am thankful to have come across a new show called Victorian Slum House, this is a link to a page of photos from the show.  You can got to PBS.org video page and actually watch an episode.  I don't know how long the video will be available.  The show is a reality show, has people actually living the way they did 150 years ago.  During the show, it shows actual photos from that era, and tells a lot of facts about how things were back then.   


5.  I am thankful to have had the experience of raising a few calves with one of these:
When Roger and I moved to Tennessee we ended up raising two calves, but they did not take to the bucket at all.  Instead we got bottles.

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And last, I am thankful I don't have to drive something like this.  Though we have drove worse when we were young.  I actually can't decide if this was a have to/make do repair or some kid doing it for fun.

 I'll be leaving you with a little Jackson Browne



Linking these to Thankful Thursday ...

Thank you Michelle this enjoyable meme.



Monday, May 8, 2017

Rambling in my thoughts....

Sometimes I think I almost have a tendency to hoard...at least as far as books.  On my kindle.  My kindle needed to update and I had to remove several books from it for it to have room to do the update. I ended up removing more than I needed to, but I still have close to a thousand books on it.  And yes, some of the above, I also have in kindle format.  I liked them so much I wanted them on my kindle, too.

I get two or three newsletters with books that are free, or some that cost very little.  I have over 1500 books, but I still look at those newsletters every day, and if  a book sounds good I get it.  I even buy a few books here and there.  And I also get kindle books from the library.  And I have ab

My childhood friend/sister-in-law and I often talk about how wonderful it would have been to have access to all the books we have now.  Oh, how we loved to read and just didn't have very many books. I read everything in our house, and some of them several times.  Oh, and I have close to a thousand books on my wish list at Amazon!

I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but there was a time when I read a lot of the Harlequin romance books...when I was young...I have no idea where the first ones came from.  All I know is we had a stash of them...and we heard of this place up near Pineville, Kentucky that had used books.  They had boxes and boxes and boxes of them.  It was like opening treasure chests full of gold and silver.  Only they were worth more than that to us.

We could take books and trade them 2 for 1.  And I think to buy them was 2 for $1 or maybe it was 3 for $1...I know they were a lot cheaper than going to buy them  new.  So every once in a while we would go up there and trade books, plus maybe buy a very few....and I think every now and then we found something besides the Harlequins!

Anyway, I think the lack of books makes me grab all I can now...but maybe I would be like this anyway.  All I can say is if you ever ask me what I am reading and I say nothing, you will know that something is seriously wrong.  I feel naked if I don't have a book that I am reading.  I will finish one book and cannot rest till I choose my next one.