Saturday, August 30, 2008

QUILTS & Sunday Sign

I'm feeling some better but not 100% yet. These summer colds are not nice. Yesterday I managed to drag my body into the shower and get cleaned up and went to a quilt show. I loved looking at all these lovely quilts and trying to pick out the one that I liked the best. It was hard to do and picking just one is not an easy thing. They were having a winner for the viewer's favorite so we all got to vote. I really loved the orange sunburst one. That one is really old and the hand quilting is so nice! But then they all were. Like I said, so hard to pick. The bicentennial one was really a beautiful one too, done with cross stitch and then hand quilted. It's the last one pictured here and the photo certainly doesn't do it justice, but none of these really do. I love quilts and admire those that make them and do it so nicely. I have made a few quilts in my time, but none as beautiful as these. Some of these are crooked but I had my hands full trying to hold everything and take a photo too. Plus I had those little white gloves on they give you so that you can touch the quilts if you want to. Naturally I wanted to touch!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and wonderful Labor Day!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rain and Crud

We finally got some much needed rain compliments of Fay. I know she dumped heavy amounts on the southern states but when it got here it was just what the doctor ordered. We got nice slow rain that lasted for about 36 hours off and on. We got over 2.5 inches. The grass is greening up already.

I am feeling cruddy this week. I have a cold. Last weekend my stepson and his family was down to visit and he had a cold. Not sure if he passed it on to me, but I woke up Tuesday with a sore throat and runny nose. So I'm not feeling so great right now. I'm hoping the worst is over and that I'll feel better tomorrow.

Enjoy these puns and have a wonderful weekend.

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time,which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.He also ate very little, which made him rather frailand with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.This made him .........A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly,so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again thatyou can't have your kayak and heat it too.

An invisible man marries an invisible woman.
The kids were nothing to look at either.

Two cows are standing next to each other in a field.Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning.""I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Two-Fer!

This second sign comes to me courtesy of Ralph. The is not the actual picture since I had to make this sign. But this is what the sign said. Ralph said the DNC security would not let him park and take a picture. Well...are we surprised? We all know how threatening Ralph looks! heehee
Hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday. Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, keep on the sunny side of life.................

Friday, August 22, 2008


This is what my finger looks like when I'm pointing. I can't help it that my finger is crooked. I think it's because I'm double jointed in my hands. When I was at Cliff's and pointed I think it was Ralph who saw it and said, "Let's see that finger again." Or maybe it was the other way around, but it was one of them.

Back many years ago it was discovered that I have a heart murmur. I went to a doctor at a University Hospital. At that time I was much slimmer than I am now. He said he was thinking that I might have something called Marfan Syndrome. People who have Marfan syndrome are tall, slender and loose-jointed. Arms, legs, fingers and toes often are unusually long. Maybe they generally have heart murmurs as well. At any rate I didn't have that....nor did I think I did, but he was just speculating anyway. I think maybe he was trying to say in a kind way that I reminded him of a monkey. Doggone his onery hide.

On another note I heard some news today that made me sad. I have posted a picture of Shadow before and here he is again. He is no longer alive. He belonged to neighbors that live 3 doors up on the other side of the road. Shadow had about 1 1/2 acres or so of an area to graze in with one tree in the middle of that. Somehow he had reared/lunged/jumped up into the tree and got his chest caught. Another neighbor saw him there Sunday morning and went to tell the owners. They rushed to get a chainsaw to cut the limb off. They got there just in time to see Shadow take his last breath. No one knows how long he had been there but I'm sure he panicked and was trying to get loose and possibly crushed his chest....or who knows. I have never heard of anything like that happening to a horse before. I'm just glad I didn't see him caught in that tree. Pup always enjoyed sniffing noses with Shadow. R.I.P. Shadow.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tall Person Dies....Plus my other Ramblings!

I was talking to my SIL in Shelbyville, IN today and she told me that the world's tallest woman, Sandy Allen, had died. You can go here to read the article. She was 7 foot 7 inches tall. She was in the same nursing home in Shelbyville as the world's oldest person who is 115. From the article it sounds like she made the best of things but being that tall would certainly not be easy.

If any of you did rain dances as I requested in my last post...well they didn't do any good. The grass crunches when I walk on it. I did a video of the correct rain dance but I can't figure out to post it for viewing, so I'll have to work on that. Then again, you might wonder if it's the correct dance since there's no rain yet. Must not be the correct one after all. The video is only of my feet dancing. Seeing all of me dancing brings on too many things jiggling. Not a pretty sight.

My dear BIL came over this morning and took the rotors off my car and took them to have them smoothed out. There was a bit of shaking in the steering well when I hit my brakes, but not anymore! He is a real trooper and I can always depend on him if I need help. He is a saint if there ever were one. He will have many stars in his crown.

Today is my husband's birthday. He is spending it snoozing for the most part but he had a rough day yesterday and last night. He got a birthday card from his daughter that has Elvis on the front. When you open it it says, "I'd be nothing but a hounddog if I didn't wish you a Happy Birthday." When my husband heard it he laughed and thought it was funny. He says he doesn't want a cake. I may get one or bake one this Saturday instead. His son and family are coming in to visit so we might celebrate it then. I'm sure he'll feel better by the weekend.

Here's a cute one for you;

An old lady was standing at the rail of the cruise ship holding her hat so that it wouldn't blow away in the wind.
A gentleman approached her and said,
"Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to be forward but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this wind?"
"Yes, I know," said the lady. "But I need my hands to hold onto my hat."
"But madam, he said, "you must know that you're derriere is exposed!"
The woman looked down,then back up at the man and said,
"Sir, anything you see down there is 85 years old, but I just bought this hat yesterday!"

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and the storms of life are not too hard on you.

Until next time!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Sign and More!!

This week I had to have a new faucet put on the kitchen sink. What does that have to do with anything? Nothing. I'm just telling you, that's all. The weather has been nice but we need some rain badly. Could all you bloggers that feel so inclined do a Kentucky rain dance? Please. You can't do any old rain dance. It has to be a Kentucky rain dance. I know some places won't need a rain dance. Like Florida, that is getting ready for the latest tropical storm/hurricane to come in. One upside to no rain is there won't be a need for lawn mowing this week.

I was at Lowe's where I saw this van parked. I had to take some pictures. Must be a working van with the ladders on top. I have never seen this one around town. I would have noticed a van like this. Very colorful. I'm not sure what a Shagon Wagon is.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Signs, Signs, Gimme a Sign!

Sorry I've not been around to post, read, or comment on your blogs lately. I'm having some computer issues, but hope to get them mended soon. Meanwhile, don't go thinking I've flown my coop or anything! I'm still here. I'm sure all of you know how it is when you have computer issues.

This was the beautiful sunset we had Thursday evening. I took this from our front porch.

I took a little drive today and found these signs and thought I'd share them. You can click on this one to make it a bit larger. I thought it was neat the way they had all these names up here.

I saw this sign and immediately thought of Cliff.

Sunday Sign
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

"The Last Lecture"

It's been pretty warm here this week and I've been staying in a lot but not really on the computer that much. Actually it's not really been that warm but it's been so humid. Any time spent outside is spent sweating with very little effort. I guess the older I get the whimpier I get. When I was a kid it seems I never sweated. I remember my Dad and I working together hoeing tobacco and the sweat would be pouring off his face. Now I know how that feels.

I have been reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Some of you may know who he is. He was a Professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design, at Carneigie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He had pancreatic cancer and did a speech back in September 2007 at CMU which was called "The Last Lecture," which really was his last lecture. You can go
here to see the video. He also did another visit to speak there again to the class of 2008 on May 18. You can go here to see that video. It's very moving. He had a good attitude about life.

It's really not a very long book with only 206 pages. I have read about half of it and it's good. I think he really handled his last days very well with getting things all set up to leave his wife and three young children and living life to the fullest. This book is a best seller so the money from this book will help her along with her finances and bringing up her 3 children.

He passed away on July 25. He was a very inspiring person.


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