Thursday, August 29, 2013

my dream backyard

I saw this at an Estate Sale.
I love the planters at each corner
They took an old gazebo and fastened it to a pergola, then added the planters at the corner.

I get home from the Estate Sale go to Craig's list and there is an old gazebo, exactly like the one they used.  No canvas top only $20.  I called and it was already sold.  I was so ready to start my pergola.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DEA Agent

A DEA Agent stopped at a ranch in Texas and talked to an old rancher. He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher said, "okay, but don't go into that field over there...", as he pointed out the location. The DEA Agent verbally exploded and said, "look mister, I have the authority of the federal government with me!" Reaching into his rear back pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher. "See this badge?! This badge means I can go wherever I want... On any land! No questions asked, no answers given! Do you understand old man?!"

The rancher kindly nodded, apologized, and went about his chores. Moments later the rancher heard loud screams, he looked up and saw the DEA agent running for his life, being chased by the ranchers big Santa Gertrudis Bull...... With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it was likely that he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified. The old rancher threw down his tools, ran as fast as he could to the fence, and yelled at the top of his lungs......


Monday, June 10, 2013

I bought a house

I can't believe it.
After being evicted from my cute little house I was renting
It was the perfect little house.  3 bedroom (2 upstairs) and just 1/2 block from the school's football and baseball fields.  1 1/2 block from school.  There is a park also there, I could sit and watch the kids play at the park.  It was a gift from GOD.  The owner's mother had passed and the insurance would cover unless someone was occupying the house.  I had a figure in my head and when she came in $50 under my figure, I took it,  I rented it knowing that it was just a 6 month lease, knowing that the son of the owner might come home and want the house.  I needed somewhere to stay while I was in Enid taking care of my mother.  It was perfect with the grandkids going to school there and all the activities.  After my mom passed in March I decided that I stay until at least till Jessica graduated from High School next year.  Spring time rolled around and I planted all kinds of flowers.  So when it was time to pay for my 6th month lease.  I was just not ready for that phone call that said that her son was back and wanted the house and I had 30 days to get moved out.

I cried for half a day, until my daughter came in and said let's go looking around and see what is available to rent.  Wasn't planning on buying in Garber.

Of course I kept saying I have got to get my stuff out of the storage.  I guess that GOD was listening just like he did when I said that I didn't want to walk up those stairs in OKC any more.

That's when we found this house.  I can get my stuff out of storage.  With my down payment, I will be paying less then my rent was and not have to pay the storage.  I will be losing 1 bedroom, but there will be more room in the kitchen and living room.  A nice big yard for flowers and a vegetable garden.

I am getting pretty excited.  Hopefully this will be my last BIG MAJOR move for at least a while.  This moving around is getting really old.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

MY new NewBorn Porcelain doll

I got him for a really good price at an estate sale.
I am going to name him Ernie after my maternal grandfather.

What a adorable face!

created in 1986 and #12 by Betty G Martin.
I tried looking up information on him, but didn't find much
If anybody knows Betty G Martin please eMail me.

The wrinkles and coloring on his back and tush is so cute.

The old bear rug is actually a sheep skin from Australia.....

Friday, March 22, 2013


"My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. 

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? 

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, 

I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.

 I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. 

Friday, February 15, 2013


It seems that the days are long, but then I can't believe we have been here for 4 days.

Mom @ Bass February-2013

I'm finishing up a lot of knitting projects.  Finish a book and now I need to find another one to read.
Working on webpages and OK Embroidery and

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I was in the public
toilets and had just sat down,
a voice from the next cubicle
said “Hi!, how are you?”
Embarrassed, I said, “I’m doing
The voice said “So what
are you up to?”.
I said, “Just doing the same
as you, sitting here!”.
From next door, “Can I come
Annoyed, I said, "rather
busy right now”.
The voice said, “Listen,
i will have to call you back,
there’s an idiot next door
answering all my questions"