Thursday, December 9, 2010

been without the internet at home for a couple days now
bought a new router/modem
((should have probably just bought a new power cord/supply))
had trouble installing the router/modem had to call tech support
(((((Incidently I had talked to tech support everyday since sat or sunday cant remember when I started calling
2nd day I got this chickie I could barely understand...asked her where she was phsically located...she told me India
I asked to speak to someone in the United States that I could understand
she asked me 3 times..."you want  speak someone in United States?"
yes..yes I do....
3 times she asked me....
Mayhaps she had trouble understanding me also...YES
wth is so hard to understand about YES??)))))))))
Anyways.......last night when i couldnt install the damn 2WIRE thingy
I called tech support AGAIN
got ole Richard.....
now at first old Richard seemed liked it was going to be an ok deal...altho...I could tell he had accent...and all ...was probably sure he was in some small dark crowded room
 ** I could hear very very clearly 3 other different people kinda distracted listening to them all  talk to their clients...sheeesh...++
and every 5 word we said..there was this loud beep...i know it was 5 words cuz after the 6 or 7th time..i started counting...
said something to him about..he said...
I dont know..some infraction....infraction?...huh?...I dont know..but that just didnt seem like the correct word to
ok so ole Richard was skipping right along giving me instructions..and something didnt go right...
( i was reading him the screen after each instruction)
he said...Thats not right ..when I read to him what popped up on the screen...I said well thats what it says...
It went downhill wayyy fast from then...
He started talked very ..uhmm..short? me....talking down to me...disdainfull...dismissive...however you spell those words...
I stopped took a breath....Told him..nicely..altho I might not be able to fix this myself...I was neither ignorant nor stupid...((at this point i wanted it all fixed and didnt want to piss him off...ALTHOU he had pretty much ticked me off to no end))
nicely told him..maybe lets start over...because I wasnt exactly appreciating the tone of voice he was using with me
----i'm not postive ..but i am pretty sure i felt him roll his eyes..and mutter..whatever.....under his breath....
If you dont think I wanted to jump thru the damn fone and slap him silly....
so ..we go clipping right along....and THREE more times....I stopped and said something to him about the tone he was using to/with me....
obvisouly (shit ive spelled that word << like 5 times already and deleted it 5 your stuck with my jacked up spelling of it...why not just use spell check marietta if your so anal about it...toooo lazy ..ha) saying something to him..hadnt worked before....wasnt going to work no matter how many times i said something to him
BUT.......I could tell it annoyed the HELL outa him...not to have me say something about his dismissive attitude to me and high and mighty was that it was taking us soooooooooooooooooo get thru the call...HAHAHA...piss me off why dont ya..huh?? it all worked out...and at the end of the call he says...
something about issued resolved..helping me..etc
I took a long pause and breath....
and said...yes..issue resolved...then went into a mother lecture about not appreciating his attitude, tone..etc...
I only heard him sigh 3 times....
Then I asked him....
are you going to try and erase my opinon and observation of this conversation before your managers get ahold of it....
Only thing  I heard was click....
Today...I had 6 missed calls from AT&T on my home fone......

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not the best picture, Or for that matter the best quilt I've ever done....LOL..
But nevertheless, Here it is!
Just have to sandwhich  and quilt it, and maybe the baby will get it before she's a year old!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A quilt for Anna Rose B
Fabric squares to use for the disappearing 9 patch. And forgive me I can't remember whose blog I snatched it from...But thanks!!

These are the blocks to be put together. Doing that now, No idea how long it will take me. As usual in my world the baby is here.  Oh well!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Anna Rose arrived yesterday!  7.7 lbs, 20.5'' @ 7:51 am.   Alyssa (of Yankee Cookie fame) is doing well.  And yet again I am not finished with baby quilt!! Oh well.  I am however working on it. Have all the blocks done...just piecing it together trying to make the name fit it with the blocks. I will eventually get there. Will post some pics when done..

Mr Ty McCoy and his moma and daddy will be home this weekend!!! WHHOOHHOOOO!!!! lol
Do you think she would notice if he came up missing when it was time for her to go back to La?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

From that to this...For Lauren's Birthday...She loved it..It matched her new room decorations perfect!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

There's this ...woman, Chicky, blogger, author, comedian, quilter, mother, wife, sister, daughter...and In her words ""I'm a mom, an editor, a writer and lousy quilter. I also write a regular humor column for Quilters Home magazine."" that I read her blog(s) and when they come out, her QH columns, regularly.
Why?...first cuz she funny as
Second, it's , interesting, thought provoking, a good read, reflective...
Third, I always, always wanted to be a those that can' those that do..and she does it well.
Oh don't get me wrong...I can write all kinds of drivel, random rambling crap, ha, Just getting it into some format, straight path were it's readable and has some fricking point...well...that's where I tend to jack things up.
I think one (of the many) things that fascinates me about her...[for lack of a better way to put this] is her styles of writing. 2 different blogs, one humor column, and altho somewhat alike (?) really different. I know they are different because of the content, where, why..etc. But still, it is...and isn't like 3 different people. One racy it!..One mildly sarcastic, ironic, way funny. One soulful, heart rendering, open, on the edge.
Whatever it is about her..She has my...Applause, Appreciation and Admiration. ha..AAA ~ no pun intended!
See I am really inept as a blogger, oh I have the want to..believe me...Just lacking the skills for it..HA!!

**every time I walk in the kitchen I want to cut the watermelon.. should have done so when Ran was here, but didn't think about it
**am happy for the job security E has for right now....BUT...will be hard getting around the reality that we won't be able to see and watch Ty grow as much as we thought we would. A bit depressing for JB and I is putting it mildly. Not to mention, missing A & E very very much!! But it's all good.
** have done the calender for church ...Now am working on the newsletter...SHEESH!!!! If I only had some program, template, something I could just drop articles in (If these ppl will even give me something to work with...SEE here is another dilemma I am facing...I AM NOT...I repeat NOT a skilled writer....that I can just nilly willy come up with all these freaking columns and articles for the damn newsletter!!!) Fact , stats and info..yessss. Graphics/Clip art yes. And me and Word, we are not friends. Giving myself a crash course in ...making my eye twitch and giving me headaches! Thinking this is in His overall plan....Dropping this all in my lap, give me something to occupy my time whilst my treacherous son-in-law lures my daughter and grandson off across state lines!!!!!
***I am seriously's 4:33 am ..what do you expect?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Does this even go together???
Don't have a clue what I am going to do with these....But I love them

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One day I will finish this table runner!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

....long hot summer days, baling hay, outdoor showers, darkthirty, best friends, cruising, windows down, breeze off the Gulf, toes in the sand, sweet kisses, a cold one....I miss my youth :-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

me and my 2 guys: International Fat Quarter Swap

Below is a link to an a neat blog and a swap I am really excigted about!! Go check it out :-)

me and my 2 guys: International Fat Quarter Swap

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

3 days after I finally acquire a new son-in-law he has to leave town for a job!
Poor Amber in more ways than him just leaving.
Ty likes his daddy..I mean REALLY likes his daddy.
AND he's cutting teeth!
she's gonna need
He didn't grandma much time to rest up either...HA
I have soooooo many baby quits to make...
I have all the material...just not anytime!!!
No..correct that...I have time, I would just rather be spending it with Ty, Amber, Eric, Randi, Dustin.
It will get done...It always does :-)
I loveeeeeeeeee my haircut from Heather!!!!!!
I don't know why I bother going to anyone else.
lol..even when I don't like how she fixes it(which this I did, I will never be able to recreate it)
Dr. Appt in am
Funeral in afternoon
Ty coming in the evening to spend the night
Amber leaving Thursday for Louisiana
Need to hook up with Randi
I'm still tired..Probably just earache
nite nite

Monday, May 17, 2010

She's Married!!!!!!!
It was wonderful
I am tired

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ok the countdown to the wedding is here
Hope we all survive
I know we will
It is just going to be LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG week
A good one..But long
I think the reason for me....Is all this identity theft crap
It is becoming sooo overwhelming
and getting to me
But...I am not going to let that or that fucking bitch or whoever did this...
Screw me over twice!!!!!
Onward and Upward...or someshit like that ha
(and OMG she offered to let me have...HAVE give it to me... I was such in shock I didn't even respond)
appreciate and am thankful for the use/loan of Randi's laptop
I can't type on it worth a damn.... getting better...But...grrrrrr...
Ok to make a difference
or screw something up
at least I am doing something

Friday, May 7, 2010

I miss my mother
her laugh
the way she answered the telephone
the way when we were little she sang..."You are my sunshine"
her cooking
watching her hold my babies
I just miss her
very much
at times its almost crushing
I long at times for my childhood
the good times with moma
i tend to block out the bad shit with dad's drinking/violence and all
but the good was real good
i miss my siblings
us all together
my grandparents
my cousins
summers in new braunfels
summers with my girls at the beach, the pool
But life is good
I am blessed
very very much so
How in the world do people find the time to blog everyday?
Even before the g-son, wedding, identity theft(grrrrrr...) etc, when I know I had time on my hands...
I still wondered how they did it...
Organized? Dedicated?
I have come to the conclusion...I ramble to damn much to ever be "succesful" at blogging
Altho I love to's like horse shit..all over the place ha
...on to other things...
The countdown has begun..a mere 7/8 days (depending on how ya count em) till THE WEDDING
It will all come will I know it
Amber's been planning the thing too damn long for it not to
Had a wonderful time with Randi shopping yesterday....and dinner with her and Dustin.
JB didnt get the job he was hoping for.
Had to buy 4 new tires...ouch.
Still getting letters everyday about the freaking forgery thing....ARGH
Don't think that is going to end anytime soon.
Randi is letting me use her lap top
Will probably have to wait until the end of the summer to get me new one...oh well

I just stopped and made me a list of stuff I need to do (that doesnt have anything to do with the wedding by the way) and FUCKMERUNNIN I don't have time to be blogging....SHEESH!!! much less playing on the computer...

Monday, May 3, 2010

My computer crashed and died....going on the third week now...
I am learning to live without it tho...not as hard as I thought it would be.
I have access to a couple of computers..1/work..which suks big time as the internet is dial up...2/Amber's...but who wants to get on the computer when Ty is there and awake? (and its a lap top and i am too used to larger keyboard and ext mouse makes it difficult----as i sit here typing on JB's work lap top..which is making me eye twitch with all the freaking backspacing!!!!) 3/ lanita's and trish's...and altho i really appreciate the offer of theirs...i do however feel kinda weird about it...might have to breakdown tho and accept offer at some point
Identity being stolen and cleaning out bank account...FUCKINGSUKS....
almost got all the bank stuff sorted out
filed policed report
trying to see what to do with Telecheck and The Attorney Generals office....ha..which they both say...Go online to our site and download forms
ARGH!!!!! what do people do who dont have computers? or Access to one???
I love the information's the same as when the girls were in High School and we didn't have a computer....
And Everything it seemed ,....was ..Go Online..
They either had to do it at school...go to a friends..
or if they wanted to type a report ..up to my office...
Somethings not right ....
And...hmm...going to cost $670something to get JB's truck fixed
Not going to get my cap replaced for my **Front tooth** before Amber's wedding...Just have to remember to either duck out of ALL pictures or not smile real big..
Not going to get new glasses...I could have..and prolly had them by the wedding..but. one thing or the other..then the comp..etc..etc..etc
Freaking etc's...haha
What else?
damn isn't that enough?
well yes...and am sure I am leaving stuff out...
OMG..I am typing to myself and answering
I need help..or a strong drink...or something
OK bitch whine and moan session is over
I have the perfect grandson, wonderful daughters..fantastic son-in-law and great almost son-in-law, A good man, a roof , food, electric, water, a vehicle that runs..It's ALL Good :-)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I wished it was....less time consuming to upload pics from camera to computer. It's easy..simple..Just takes to dang long for me...grrrrrrrr.
ah well..
Kids Durango, they were trying to sell to buy new vehicle, got broke into yesterday....some idiot trying to steal it.
Hopefully won't take too much or to long to fix and sell. AND they get loan on Monday for new vehicle. It's always something.
Had a great time with Ran on saturday shopping for a chest.
Found this really cool old steamer trunk at an estate sale...should have taken pics...Would have bought it , ...mayhaps is why they were trying to sell it.
Randi's a
She is so wasted at her current job...and I think what she has decided to go to school aint her either...
But what do I know..I am just the mom....They just pat me on the head and go on...LOL
Going out to Kel's for lunch, taking sewing machine and making curtains for Nathans room, putting in a zipper for some shorts she has. Then grocery shopping, back here to finish up cleaning , clothes washing, and getting house straightened up for Ty to come over to spend the night.
My oh My I live an exciting life.....but its all good...
Eric and I were talking last night....He was saying..."Just when I get ahead and things start to looking like we are going to be able to have something...Shit like this happens" (meaning the car getting broke into and damaged)....I was just listening..
Then he straightens up at the end of the table and says..."But ya know Marietta, normally at the end of a job like in Memphis...I don't have another one to go to...This time I do..."
"The fucking car is paid I do have the money in the bank to get it fixed to sell..."
"I'm getting married ( he smiled way big at that) and I have a healthy son, all my bills are paid and then some...I have it good."
"Lots of people I know don't. They don't even have half of what I have" ( or something like that...there I think he was talking about his parents , maybe not..but..)
26 and smarter than most people my age.
I love him.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hi Megan :-)
Your very sweet to add me to your follows..( is that a word? )
I can't imagine why, lol, but thanks.
Not much really to read on my blog, mainly my rambling ~ much ado about nothing.
LOL..sometimes just to see if Amber, my oldest, reads it.
My heart and prayers go out to Jon and all of you.
It is..pure times...just the knowing ...someone you love is going thru anything, much less an illness, you can't do anything about.
I could tick off my experiences, losses and wins, but hey ..this isn't about me now is it?
I wished I could offer up, words of wisdom, solace, comfort, insipiration, joy, something....but alas...I don't have the gift you do.
Know tho..that you are thought of and prayed for daily.
And for what it's worth...forcryingoutloud...DON'T ever change your writing or your style...unless , lol, to get better!!
You are Great!

See I did make something... :-)
It's a pin cushion ..
..yes it is
With space in the center to put ...stuff...suposed to be able to anyway..
It's not exactly like the one in the book "Seams To Me" by Anna Maria Horner...'s close :-)
uhmmm..think I might have uh well overstuffed it ha!

Quilt Squares and Fabric. No idea how old they are, recieved them from mil many years ago. They are hand sewed quilt squares her mother did, and fabric she herself had cut out to start a quilt. 5 divide the fabric make something...

Monday, April 12, 2010

What a wonderful weekend!! Weather, family, food, all perfect!
I think Ty wore his mother out just a bit..ha!
I only wished it could have last another week :-)
Didn't get to see Randi, but today they take their engagement pictures. Hopefully I will get to see them later today.
ERIC IS HOME!! yipeeeeeee
I know Amber and Ty are happy campers!
JB goes for his interview tomorrow.
Don't ask me..I don't know how I feel.
Sewing....Why am I avoiding it?
I did however make that pin cushion in
Anna Maria Horner's book..Seems To Me.
It turned out..good...maybe not exactly like it was suposed to..LOL..but ok.
NOW I just need to use it
Ok off to start my day, I have a list a mile long already.
I think I lose these lists on purpose accidently sometimes.
sheesh...Now that didn't really make any sense did it?
I don't oft times...and who really cares??
And I might ought to pay more attention to my bog site here..or whatever its called..I noticed I had another follower...
lmao..knowing me...I cliked something or the other and I am now following myself....ha...
Will have to check it out one day this week to see...
Be blessed!!
and.. try and be good...If however you can't be good... least be good at it :-))

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's the weekend!! Yipee.
Trigger's eye is better.
Ran and Dusty are susposed to take engagement pics on Monday
If....he's still breathing by then...ha
Told her earlier..they seem like they have some 'issues' to clear up before October
Eric is coming home...WHOOHOOO
happy happy days for Amber and Ty
Violet Lyn is here and beautiful
Wedding plans are progressing
A/C in truck fixed
Not so in house...good thing this last small cool front blew in
I can understand JB not wanting to pay good money for junk...
it gets HOT here in south texas and freaking stays that way
I've a mind to move Lil Dude in here with his MeMe for a bit and see if I can't incorporate some of the things I think we need here...with JB's blithly throwing around his checkbook all the while telling me...Go buy the boy this...He needs that...
Hell Ty is 9 months old...forcryingoutloud..He does not need all that stuff!!!
HIS GRANDMOTHER on the other hand NEEDS a/c in the
ha..when Jimmy and I argue about the temp in the house...I try and try and try and tell him....You reallllllyyyyy really don't want to live with a pre-menapausal non climate controlled me :-)
I sometimes thinks he wants to respond...I don't much want to be living with you anyway...haha
He does however, the majority of the time, Keep quite
Is a good thing once again...only Rae reads these crazy ramblings of mine...otherwise, I can almost hear it now...Wow this woman is nuts! oh well...
Ok, time to get my ass in gear for the lease...looks like several are going to come out. It will be nice to just hang out, lie in the hammock, good eats, good company, a bonfire tonight.
I am sooooooooooooooooooo BLESSED.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What a good day Tuesday! Watched Ty most of the day, and evening, He is such a joy!!
Randi got her wedding dress! is really pretty, haven't seen her in it..But if she likes it, and thinks she looks good in it..Then she will, and she will be stunning. Both of them will be...
Amber let her dad and I hear the songs they will be playing during the ceremony and for things afterwards...I was bawling on one of them...Gracious if I am going to be boohooing in my living room, I won't make it thru nothing come the day of the wedding....sheeesh!!
OHOHOHOHOH...AND I won another Doodle from A Creative Dream, my fav blog.
How cool is that?????? I love these
I was wondering how I could somehow make them into a quilt design or something with fabric...and asked her..she gave me a really neat idea...Hopefully I can do it..or at least try.
I wanted to try and print the designs of the ones I won on fabric and make something out of it...But the duribility(sp?) of printed fabric ..or rather the fading or running of the color is something that needs to be kept in mind..
LOL I sound like I am typing a manual or how to...ha
A bag, purse?...hmmmm
So many ideas...
Hopefully.....BUT NOT HOLDING MY computer won't crash again...or rather
if it will boot up...
It's just a matter of time...I will have to buy a new one... many many other things I have to do first...A computer and the internet are great..wonderful...But..not high on my priority well
So I will just look at it this way...If computer does crash and burn...
1)I will cancel DSL and 2nd fone line..No telling how much money right there that will save me :-)
Help me save faster for the computer...See it's all good...I am a Lemonade Maker Queen!!!!!!
2)I will walk or ride my bike more...loose weight...see it gets better
3) Go the to Amber's if I need to use the computer, Get to see her and Ty McCoy more ...IF she doesnt move and not tell me where to when she reads this...lmao!!
It's all gonna be ok..No matter what...
Everyone I love ok...maybe not great..But they will be ...and all are Healthy
I can't ask for a more Blessed life!!
There is only one thing that would make all this perfect....
ERIC TO BE HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...and I would kinda sorta wish for Tammy to live closer...but her and his families would drive them outa their
lol..Something just occured to me...
Of all the blogs I've read, the ones I follow..etc
They all have some purpose...idea...focus...instructional..tutorials..etc...
Not just ramble on and on about ..mostly nothing...
I think I am journaling..not blogging...Whatever...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mr. Wonderful, my Sunshine is home!!
AND, he really doesn't sleep, POOR AMBER!!
Well he sleeps...But but like 30 minutes out of 10 hrs?????
Thats not very long at all for a 9 month old. At night he might sleep a bit longer stretches..but still....
I think he's just too busy
Rae was alot like that..but at least she took longer naps during the day until she was about a year old.
It's been a long week workwise ...AND still need to finish up the pew sheets for Sunday, and am REALLY BEHIND on getting the ones started for Easter Sunday and with the Baptisms and Confirmations and the Bishops comeing...ARGH!!!!!!
And..oh at my calender I allready have something planned for Monday, Thursday and Friday....And in between I HAVE to see Ty McCoy :-)
I just really don't have time for work...It so interferes with my running around.
And yes I am a nut case at times.......
BUT...I want to live in my life, experience it, embrace it, Not just exist.
I like down time don't get me wrong...and a few things and what-nots...'s the people in my life I want to be with, around, enjoy.
You only get one life, live it wisely.
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Amber's on her way home..Last I heard from her, tire was fixed and she was in Texas on her way to The Lake, where Randi and Dustin are.
Jimmy is an jerk, Randi is a , well acts like one to me. Amber gets put out with me, Tammy is only one who loves me
I don't know WTF I do to annoy them so damn much
Oh well at least Amber left her oomputer with Eric (he loves me to, and if I annoy him at least he is polite enough not to let me know or be mean to me abou it)
So Eric can skype with Ty.
Going to plant some more stuff tomorrow, some in those two pots at Amber's
Need to get to bed..get some rest
Grandson is coming his MeMe can watch him his mom can sleep...HA

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday night and the cold front that blew in..was...COLD...who would have thought? But really only a couple more weeks of really nice weather..then..the hot humid southern coastal
Went to visit Kelley , Dene was there and we went out to eat. Food good, Visit Great!
Going shopping with Lanita tomorrow, up Sugarland way. Always nice to be with her, anytime.
Got to talk to Amber a couple of times and My boy too, Amber said he said. 'MeMe'...I think he said it over the fone but couldn't really tell..Can't wait to see him in person again... AND hear him
Read the lastest "It's Cherry Pie" blog of Megan's (The Bitchy Stitcher)
she pretty much leaves me speechless, lol..which is a feat..ha
First started reading her..because of her humor...Kept reading her cuz she was good, fun, funny....and fodder for thought..
Loved the couple of articles of hers in Quilters Home (think thats the name of it), Liked the mag at first..was going to subscribe to it..But something changed..The format or editor..something..Don't like it as well as at first..Her stuff..yes...
She found out her brother was sick, started a blog about it...about his illness, their relationship, a visit she had with him..
All this on the heels of Dad passing, dredging up Mom's going....
Life is just too damn short, don't ya know?
I waste too much damn time on the computer...on doing nothing....on just passing time...waiting on the next event to come along to participate...
I used to not be like this..
Wonder WTF happened?
lol ...was talking about doing something before Eric and Amber left for Miss/Tenn
going dancing or something...I said yeah I'll go.....later on it was ....Maybe...
Amber said something like..Yeah..thats Mom.....all talk....
she's right you know...I don't like it...Didn't like her too much for awhile after she said that, nevertheless....
Was I going anywhere with all this....I think so ..But at this point I can't remember what the hell it was...ha...
More than likely it was Megans blog....We are all on a journey...Thru somewhere, something, to live, to die....
Whatever it is...Wherever it is...We need to make it count
And along the way...Love well, good and true, Enjoy what you can, Shoulder the rest, Say thank you, Be appreciative, Rest when you can, Skip and dance thru your days the rest of the time,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Amber said she was coming home this weekend
Will say prayers for her safe travel
Have to meet Randi this morning She is getting her windsheild fixed
And Randi is going to the Lake this weekend...
Prayers for her safe traveling also
Reg Friday Stuff after that
Have to go into work
All my plants planted
Most of my seeds
Am going to get that pot from Ambers back yard and plant something in it
Maybe in the front of the house too..
I wonder if i can take a cutting off her plant back there and it would grow here?...Hmmm...knowing me won't have any luck should just buy whole new plant
Good thing, even Amber doesn't read this ..much less anyone else...
Damn I am boring..ha

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

So I checked on Randi, No attacking far..
I hear the wedding shower is on again...
AFTER someone so adamantly declared NO SHOWER...
thru a series of emails back and forth with Lanita..
Here is something from one of her last ones....LOL
**Tell them an alarm system is only about $39/month. Crystal and Marc have one, but they keep the alarm turned off because the roommate cones in at odd hours and it is just too much of a hassel to remember the code, etc. So the last time Marc was out of town, Crystal called the police because she heard "someone" come in and the dogs were barking and acting scared. She called Marc and the police - Marc called the roommate because Crystal didn't know where he was. Turns out, the roommate was in the kitchen making a sandwich and he was the "someone" she had heard.**
We miss our Grandson
We miss Amber
We miss Eric
I really really need to get to making baby quilts, got Justins invite in the mail today
Filled out the Census....Called Randi told her to fill out A & E's with her living there, cuz don't think they will be home before it's susposed to be mailed.
Well it's 10 pm and Ran has not called Yet...
In case she does get to sleeping...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The weeks has gone by fast.
So fast that, tpg, ie...Ty McCoy...In one week since he's been gone..has learned to walk and cut 3 teeth.
lol too funny!!
I can't help but keep watching the Video Amber sent of him walking back and forth to her and cute!!
Went to see Brandi and Lauren last night..took her dinner..we visited, watched a little TV, Lauren and I showed each other stuff we do on the computer. All's well.
It's a beautiful day outside today...going to get up off this computer and go see what I can get into.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

hmm...I didn't accomplish much yesterday. Well around the house yes..But out in the big ole world..nah..
Oh well....I blame it on the weather..yeah that's it.
I wished I was/were (which one? mayhaps is why I am not a an interesting sort, had a somewhat exciting life and times, something to actually blog about.
But then one to what's the diff?
Well there is ALOT I could journal about..hmm..but I guess that might be the difference..tween ...blogging and journaling...One would be for my personal insight, venting, soul searching, etc. Blogging would be for ..just out there, for anyone who came across it.
I oft times don't make much sense to myself.
JB seems to be feeling better this morning....hope so at least.
I am continuing my list of needs/wants/desires, that I started at the beginning of the year.
I am learning alot about myself.
And, daily, am rearranging
Reality, Priorities all come into play.
I started a bucket list also :-)
For some reason this list is a struggle for me.
My practical side keeps slashing thru the things I list.
Is it my "sense of failure" don't want to try for something and end up failing or not achieving?
Is it "I KNOW IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN" so why bother?
I think that might be the same as
Whatever my problem is...I only have one thing as of now on my bucket list.
I am 46 years would think..or at least I would..that I would have more things on there than that...even if simple ones.
Am thinking as I thinking..scary huh A?
Anyway..thinking....maybe before Ty was born and the girls started planning their weddings...I might have had several things on my list.......But then again..those are their achievements...not mine?
Whatever...I am giving myself a headache.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I ACTUALLY WON SOMETHING!!!!!! I can't believe it. From A Creative Dream a blog I follow. I don't know how to add link heres a cut and paste..
Very cool site, Very talented and creative woman. I dont't think I can post a pic of what I won..But.. I love it. She calls it a doodle.
Ok, the day is getting away from me here, Things to do, Miles to travel!
~~ps~~ I doubt I will ever get the hang of this blogging ...but like the ant, train, chicken, whatever...Keep on ..Keeping on... :-)

Ain't she cute!!

I obviously don't know how to work this blog thing....
I miss Amber, I missed Amber the minute she hugged me in the drive way and said, I'm goin to miss you.
About tackled her to the ground, tied her up.
I can't imagine what it would be like if they were actually MOVING away someplace
It's monday, blah. It's overcast, gloomy, blah.
Already making lists of things to do today, blah.
Picked Ran up last night, no problems.
Miss the little dude allready.
Jimmy sick again last night, throwing up, not feeling worth a shit.
Asked if he wanted me get Dr. appt, he said no.
Hope he gets to feeling better.
Bills to pay, quilts to sew, call Quintana about deposit for pavalion, ..seeeeeee even making lists here..grrrrrr.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I think I need help on this whole blogging thing...I can't figure out how to make my page look like I want it to. And get my pictures where/how I want them, and captions underneath, and , and , and.....!!!! Oh well, try and try again. One day, hopefully I will get this all worked out.

So she really took him!!! Yep..had to let her I guess.. sigh...He was missing his Daddy, His Daddy was missing him. Grandmothers at this point don't count! Amber and Ty McCoy, aka the perfect grandson, Left with Aunt Randi to drive to Memphis, where Eric is working/staying. They, Amber and Ty, will be gone for the next 5-6 weeks. Aunt Randi of course will fly back home today, yikes almost forgot I've to pick her up at the airport tonight. Would not that have gotten me seriously marked off the wedding invite list...LOL.
It is going to be very sad and lonely around here until Little Dude gets back, (do I sound pitiful enough Amber? hell..fine..). Just keep reminding Randi to take pity on me..and to be sweet and call me and all.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mailing Flat Stanley back to Aaron this morning. It was fun, just wished I had put more into it and went more places. AND got the "Ghosts Along the Brazos" book,, but oh well. Listening to the news, more cold weather, I don't really mind the cold, the wet and cold for days and days without sunshine..yes...the cold no.
Yesterday during some point it was really humid...THAT I can do without! But know its coming..grrrrrrr.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Life is short It's good...but it's short. I have sooooooooo much to be thankful for, and still at times I whine....I need to be shot..ha
I love my husband, i could shoot him at times, not kill him..just make him hobble around for an hour or too at
Do I really mean this....Well...yeah I do!!
Not really..sheesh, After almost 30 years with Birdwell I think I am entitled to want to smack him around sometimes..You'll see
I have the perfect grandson, Wonderful daughters, Great almost son-in-laws,special sisters and brothers, good friends, Yeah It's all good...
I am not going to be happy to live with, Someone please better get a web cam working!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

~~A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort~~
~~The current government is what our forefathers tried to prevent~~
~~I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem~~
~~Therapy is expensive,,Popping bubble wrap is cheap,,You choose~~
~~It takes skill to trip over flat surfaces~~
~~Ever wonder what the speed of lightening would be if it didn't zigzag~~
~~If you cannot be kind, at least have the decency to be vague~~

I Have quilts to quilts. First little one due, end of March, first of April. Miss Violet Lyn. Then between June 8th and late August, middle of September, lets see.... 5+. Yikes. Most are boys...only confirmed girl is V. Don't know about Crys, Bran or Lyss yet. I have convinced myself for whatever reason Crystal is going to have a girl. Waiting on some fabric to come in to get started on Violets quilt...then onto getting organized for the others. She might not like it...but ..oh

Monday, January 25, 2010

Took Ty to the park today..had a blast...think I had more fun than he did!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

As much as I like to rambling and write I can't believe I haven't spent more time blogging than I have. Mayhaps it's something to do with the fact the only person whom I know will be reading it is Amber and I know she gets tired of my rambling anyhow. And yes this is just for me so why not just write away...well I've thought about that and once again the only person reading it is Amber and I'm thinking I don't want her to know what a really damn nut I am..not that she doesn't suspect but there ya go...and yet here we are!! I sooooooo love my sister and that line of hers!!!
Us girls are starting up the get-together again YIPEE...I really did enjoy the couple of times we got together last year. Am not to crazy about the guys joining us this month...I can't decide why tho...But it will be nice.
We have an engagement and new baby to be blessed and thankful for. two upcoming weddings, and everyones healthy, Andrew doing good at his new school, hopefully someone staying away and being quit of arseholes, birthdays, and I could go on and on and on!!
Rae and I started a list of all the youngens we know who are expecting this year!!!
Last fall was a busy busy busy month...LOL.
Thinking Amber started the trend last year and of course theres the Fair and the cool weather...too funny!
Lets see.....
Heather/Tom ; Justin/Kayla ; Lyss/Chris ; Crystal/Mark ; Brandi/Chuck ; Timmy/Andrea ; Dallas/Stevan ; Kevin/Tiffany
One due last of March first of April...all the others starting from June 8th to the first of September!
Lots of baby showers, Amber..maybe not me..ha.
For me this year...
Buy new a/c
BOTH daughters weddings
5 !! at least baby quilts
4 baby showers
celebrate 29 years of marriage
celebrate (ugh!) turning..oh hell, what is it now?, after turning 40..who cares anymore!!...I think its 47...
hubby turning 50
and the best for last
A 1st BIRTHDAY FOR TY MCCOY !!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas came....It was wonderful! The New Year slid into place...It was Grand! (do ppl talk like that?.. more-n likely not) oh well...The g-son is still perfect...The last two weeks of 2009 at 6 months he learned to roll over by himself, sit up, cut a tooth and crawl!!!!

When he gets ready to do something..seems he is just going to go for it all! He has the perfect mom..and the almost perfect dad...(when the almost son-in-law marries the daughter, we will eliminate the almost...HA).

I have acquired ( acquired? my choice of words oft times confuckles even me) another almost son-in-law , when on Christmas day he (#2 asil, ) asked her father (known as Poppy these days) to marry his precious princess daughter.

Poppy allows he asked the boy (they are boys to us until 1. they marry the daughters or 2. give us grandchildren with the daughters) ..."Think you can handle her?" ole Pop never said what the boys response they must have hashed it all out and sometime in the future when #2 comes up with a ring..I guess he will be asking the daughter to marry him.

We hope. We like this one.

I do have to ponder tho....Why do the boys ask the fathers? Why isn't there any asking of the mothers? The ones who birthed, raised, cleaned, worried, lost sleep, lost brain cells, sprouted (overnight no less) gray hair, wanted to pack her bags and leave home during the "suk the very life right out of you, it's a bad week to give up crack, pass me the bottle, I don't know who has lost their everlovingfreaking mind today", teen years.

Why i ask. Why arent't (the word is not in the dictionary, therefore not a word, so I can spell it like I want to) the mothers asked?

Is everyone too afraid...1. We will (after finally surviving having raised precious girl child) we will collapse in a fit of emotionalness ( is that even a word?) and rant about not ever being able to bear being parted from pgc? 2. We will snatch poor unsuspecting suitor off his feet, thrust cash we have been saving for such an opp, hog tie pgc to him and wish them merrily on their way???

Who knows?

I do know I was going to "borrow" an idea I read on 2 other blogs Taking on the Aughts / Noodles and You Aught-a Know / The Bitchy Stitcher ~~ hey if your going to ste...uhmm.."borrow" ideas, stuff...whatever...Ya need to give credit from whence it came, about 10 greatest milestones and/or achievements of the last decade.

But as I was working on formulating my list, it just kept reading as a list of accomplishments, endeavors, praise reports, successes, etc for the daughters. It occurred to me I've not had any great achievements in the last decade.

Sad. Pathetic. Damn Downright Depressing.

I could make some shit up however..? Nah that would just be worse.

Ahh well, mayhaps the next decade will bring great achievements (1. an achieving 2. a thing achieved; feat; exploit: ** Feat~ a deed of unusual daring or skill: ** Exploit ~ a daring act; bold deed.) Hmmmmm....We shall see

As for now...The hubby is sick..and on call..and Yes..he got a call out after midnight!!..... has to drive 2 hrs just to get to the job site for the call out...grrrrr.....the New Year is here!!!

Everything aside I am soooo Very Blessed with my life, my husband, my daughters, my grandson, my almost sil's, my family, my friends. I couldn't possibly ask for anything more...unless ..well maybe... a Feat or Exploit might happen to cross my path, and I can have at least one......milestone/achievement for the next decade.

:-) Keep smiling it makes em wonder what you been up to!