Friday, March 27, 2015

When we first moved to Oklahoma, we lived in a mobile home park that was all but destroyed in yesterday's tornadoes. We lived there for ten years before buying our present home. During the time we lived in that mobile home, my Mister built a carport out of recycled tin, a screened in porch, and a small out building behind the home. It fascinates me that all of that was virtually untouched, while everything around it was basically obliterated! One piece of tin on the carport! Here are the pics to prove it. Very happy to see that the little lady who lived in the smaller home, next door, was also untouched except for the pine tree, that was right next to our home, looks to have gotten close to her home. The red arrow indicates our old home.  I am truly saddened by the devastation and yet, I can't help but smile at the pictures of our old home!  So many memories were made there.

Backside of the home shows the, still intact, outbuilding. 
The storm came close to our present home, as well, but God is good and we had no damage.  Me and my two fur-babies were in the bathroom under a mattress, though!  We've lived in Oklahoma for 18 years and this is only the second time I've been concerned enough to take shelter.  I'm usually standing in the yard, watching the storms go by!  Once, was while living in that mobile home but the storms, at that time, turned and nothing was touched.  Meanwhile, my daughter and all of our animals, got into my car and got the heck out of Dodge!  

You know, I am a native Texan, and I am very proud of the way Texans pull together when they need to but nothing compares to Oklahomans.  I am always impressed with how compassionate, giving, and strong, folks are around here!  I will always love and be a Texan but I am proud to call Oklahoma home.   


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It's been a coon's age since I posted, hasn't it!  Well,  you know, sometimes life takes over and we just have to go with the flow.  Spring has finally busted out around here.  Of course, this is the only place on earth where one day it will be near 90 and the very next day it will be back below freezing, as seems to be what is going to happen this weekend, but never mind that!  I am just happy to see green grass and wildflowers showing themselves!  

Of course, the animals are loving it, as well!  The goose loves eating the young, tender, blades of grass and the chickens are helping me out by keeping the bugs away from my rose bushes and fruit trees.

Ol' Roy Boy takes full advantage of the Oklahoma wind and the shaded areas.  He is a big old thick boy since he was fixed a good while back.  He still keeps our little farm safe, though, so he deserves a nice nap in the shade!

I was walking around the place, the other day, and happened to hear these two conversing.  Not sure what they were talking about but they were just carrying on like they had good sense!  Betty probably was telling Melvin about a mouse that keeps coming to visit her at night and how he needs to take care of that little problem.  LoL... if we only knew!

I am doing well.  Almost a month since I had surgery.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?  That's what I keep telling myself, anyways!  My Mister and I have been busy stocking the booth in a local vendor mall.  Right now we have a lot of odds and ends but soon, I think I would like to turn it into a micro-boutique with handmade children's clothing, some ladies things, and of course crochet items when the weather turns.  I don't know, yet, but that is my area of expertise so I might as well try it!

I hope you all are getting to enjoy some spring flowers and wonderful sunshine, where ever you may be!

Grace & Peace

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Good morning!  I hope your day will be a blessing.  The last time I posted, I mentioned having bariatric surgery in the near future.  Well, I did it!  Last Friday my life changed forever!  I am happy, excited about the future, and yeah, I'm a bit sore, but that will pass!  

I will be sharing my journey on a new blog, This Journey - BWL, not only to share my experiences on the road to better health, but to also keep myself accountable.  I hope you will take the time to stop by.  Knowing one has support is a big help.  

Of course, I will still be posting here, as well.  I couldn't stop sharing about life on Granny's Square!  Of course, my every day life has been consumed with the surgery but I have also been busy making, recycling, upcycling, and setting up my vendor booth.  It seems I haven't had a second to breathe!  I will be back soon to share some of the things I have made.

Grace & Peace.