Thursday, May 29, 2014

I can't believe how time gets away from me.  And I sure can't believe it is almost June!  Time to start planning Christmas gifts, already!  Geez!  

We finally got a much needed rain, last weekend.  I think we ended up with around four inches, here on our place.  I am sure praising God for that!   On the last day, the Lord bless us with a beautiful rainbow, right over our house.  Actually, it was a double but the second arch is hard to see in this picture but if you look closely, you can barely make it out.  The colors were so beautiful!  I wish I could have gotten the whole thing but it was so close!  Magnificent!

Before this wonderful rain, our grass was already starting to turn brown and it hasn't been that hot, yet.  Here in Okieland we are still considered to be in a drought.  Going on four years!  Crazy!  One report stated that it was drier than it was during the Dust Bowl.  At least, for now, I don't have to water every night, like I was before the rain!

Oh!  Guess who came home!  

MELVIN!!!  He went missing about two months ago and we figured a coyote got him.  We were so sad because he is such a pretty boy and such a baby!  Day before yesterday, when I was feeding Fiona and the kittens, I heard a big boy meow and stopped and looked at Fiona but of course that little girl was making that noise.  I walked back outside and there he was!  Surprised???  You bet, I was.  And HAPPY!  Apparently, he wandered off and someone around here took him in because he has been taken care of.  I suspect, since he is and outside cat, they had him inside and he finally escaped and came home.  As soon as I get into town he will get a nice little tag with our phone number on it.  Silly cat never leaves the yard.  I bet he followed the dog down to the creek and got separated from him.

So glad he is back home and being his usual whiny self.  Sure wish the girl kitties would come home, as well.


Of course there has been lots of grand-daughter time!  I don't know what we are going to do when she starts school.  I'm still trying to talk my daughter into waiting one more year before putting her in school.  She is only four, for pete's sake!  Naturally, I believe children should be allowed to be children before the demands of school is forced.  I'm all for a good education but not as early as society thinks it should begin.  Anyhow, that's a whole other sermon and I'm not going there tonight!

Finally got the succulents in pots.  They stayed in those dinky little plastic containers for a couple of weeks.  Don't you just love the little bucket with the flower?  My son and his fiance gave it to me for Mother's Day.  I think it is so cute.  They also gave me a little birdhouse that is a retro camper.  I love it but keep forgetting to get a pic of it.
My Asiatic Lilies are blooming.  They are beautiful but they won't last long.  They only bloom once a year and then they are just tall green plants.  I call them, my "Cousin It" plants!  Lots of long leaves!

I've been making Sunbonnets and Pixie hats.  Good thing, too!  We took the grand-daughter out on the pontoon, today, and this little bonnet came in handy.  I'm trying to decide if I want to make these bonnets to sell.  I will probably make a few and when we have our yard sale, I will see how they do.  I think that's what I'm going to do with a lot of my crafty stuff, actually.  Who knows, maybe one day I can open a booth at the craft mall...maybe.

Grace & Peace.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

I don't know how it is that I am always so busy and yet never have anything to post about!  The past two weeks have been spent entertaining the Princess and putting in a new rose garden.  That one little garden, with only three rose bushes and a lilac bush, took me forever, because of my limited mobility, but it is done and I can't wait for God to bless me with many blooms.  The other side of the porch is next but I have to wait for my aches and pains to subside so I can do it all over again.  I will post pictures when I remember to take some.

Fiona and Samantha, both, had their babies.  They both had four each.  Fiona's are solid black with a little white spot on their chest, while Samantha's are all solid black, with the exception of one.  That little sweetie is solid white with gray ears and feet.  Don't have a clue how that happened!  The only cats around here are black as pitch.  Looks to me like somebody with out and about one night.   We love our barn cats and always look forward to Spring when babies are born.

I've had to put the cone of shame on LuLuBelle.  She has horrible skin allergies and she chews until she bleeds.  Poor baby!  Now her tail is raw.  I made up some  homemade antiseptic spray and am doing everything I can to keep her from chewing on it.  Benedryl doesn't seem to help.  I'm probably going to have to take her to the vet, again, and that is expensive, but she's my buddy and I'll do what I have to.

I haven't been doing anything crafty, lately.  I guess I am saving that for later in the season, when it gets too hot outside.  I am trying to gather supplies so I can catch up on several years worth of scrapbooking.  I have tons of pics that need to be edited and printed before I can do that, though.  I have had this on my "To Do" list for a long time and I am going to actually make myself do it.  I used to love scrapping but it just isn't that much fun when you do it alone.  I love to sit, and visit, over a glass of sweet tea, while working on scrapbooks.  Nobody does that anymore, I guess.  

We are getting ready to pull out the stinky carpet in the living room.  I hate carpet.  Especially when there are inside animals and children.  Oh!  Wait!  I didn't mean we have inside children and outside children!  Just children in general!  So, we are going to pull out the carpet and go back with the laminate flooring.  I will probably have to hire someone to come mop the floors for me but that is better than that old stinky carpet.  I can't wait!