Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mail, Messes, Hearts, and a New Do.

Guess what was in my mailbox yesterday!  Just guess...go ahead, take a guess!

Yes!  The first gardening catalog of the year!  I probably won't plant anything but it is so fun to look at and dream of a yard like in the magazines.  My sister in law has the most beautiful yard!  Of course, she is always working in it and I just don't have that kind of patience.  Our ground is so bad.  Everything I plant dies or gets some kind of funky fungus and no matter what we do, we just can't get it under control.  I think it probably has something to do with the oil fields around us but there isn't anything I can do about that.  One day we may decide to move into town and have a nice yard but until then I won't plant anything else,  I need to dig up all of my rose bushes and make a proper bed for them I guess but that is going to require a lot of work and I simply can't do it anymore.  Maybe, I will get that greenhouse and grow something in there.

I had to go to Walmart to pick up a few things.  I found this cute set of Valentine cookie cutters.  Something I am trying to learn is cake and cookie decorating.  I'm not doing well with it but practice makes perfect, right?  The guys my Mister works with are usually the beneficiaries of my efforts.  I've figured out that men don't care what they look like.  They will eat anything!  So...These were just so cute.  I may go back and get a few more sets to use for decorating for Valentine's Day.  Wouldn't it be fun to make a garland or maybe some dangling hearts for the windows.  Oh!  I think I will get more! Grands are spending the night.  This is what happens when the come over.  LoL...nobody ...and I mean nobody...gets to mess up my living room except the Grands and one great-niece.  Yes, I do know there is a bike on my rug.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  It will take most of the day, Monday, to get everything back in order but I don't care.  Gives me something to do.  I haven't looked but I bet their rooms are the same or worse.  Granny goes love blind to Grandbaby messes!  

Y'all remember the post, just after Thanksgiving, where I mentioned letting my hair go gray?  Wellllll...I just couldn't wait so I had my Stylist Genius Daughter cut it all off!  I haven't had hair this short since I was a kid when my Grandmother got sick of hearing me holler and my Mama cuss about brushing my kinky curly, past my butt, hair.  We didn't have wonderful products like detangler and conditioner back then so it was a battle every morning.  My Granny came one day, when one such episode was in progress, and she marched me across the street to the beauty shop and snip-snip...I ended up with the ugliest pixie cut in history!  I hated it and vowed to not cut my hair that short ever again.  I've cut my hair short many times over the years but never that short...till now.  

It is very different and weird, in some respects, but I like it for now.  As soon as I get all the remaining color trimmed off, I will let it grow out because I am determined to have that long, gray, braid that I think is so beautiful.  This picture was taken with my cellphone.  Modern day technology is so kind to us old ladies!  Apparently, mine has an automatic filter that smooths out all those wrinkles!  I don't look nearly this good!  Not nowhere close but I'll take what I can get!  HeHeHe!

Grace & Peace,


  1. I love your haircut. I remember when I was a girl sitting on the floor and my mother combing my hair. We had to use hair oil to help with tangles but it still hurt. My mother used to get so mad because we were so tenderheaded and we would yell.

  2. Oh wow!! So glad I stopped by! Your short hair cut looks really good! You look really good! You looks so young and pretty. I've been wanting a new hair style and have thought about cutting my hair short. I may not have the nerve but I do need a change.