Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy December 31!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
if you need a cut and you live around here, go see Amber at Mitzi's in Gallatin or Madison. If you need a color, go see Meg or Amy at First Impressions in Westmoreland. You can't beat either of them! :)
Let's see....I worked more hours in one day than I am used to working in a while week, and tomorrow is more of the same. I'm ready for bed....if PiePie and his deer would cooperate, I could go a lot sooner than what I foresee in my near future.....
Thursday, November 18, 2010
See Ms. Hottie Pants up there? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I get to go see her tonight so she can color my hair. Yay! :) Doesn't she have the most adorable family ever? This is Makayla's older sister, Meg, and her man, Eric. They have the most precious babies....Grandbaby #1....Addi, and Grandbaby #3, Gatlin. I can't wait to get some nice new coloring going on....maybe tomorrow, you can see a photo of my new cut and color. Woot!
After getting the color on the hair, I get to go and watch Louann (i.e. Makayla) play basketball. I have a way-cool photo she took of a basketball on here somewhere, but I'm too lazy to find it. I'll share it later...there will be much more blogation about basketball in the near future, I'm sure.
Then....I might get to snooze for a few hours before hitting the ground running again. Double woot!
Happy Almost-Friday, Friends!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
on rainy days, at least you get to use an umbrella and wear cute rain boops! There's something about umbrellas that intrigue me. I bet I have 100 photos saved on my computer that are based on them, and I have a huge poster that is framed that now hangs on Kate's wall. It used to be in my classroom.
It's funny that I get excited about umbrellas, because I rarely ever use one. Reason being: I always seem to get wetter WITH one than without. But something about them is a little mysterious, somewhat cheerful, and definitely pleasing to my eye.
You can see my umbrella above...not my favorite, but on clearance at Target so it became mine....what's your umbrella look like?
Happy (rainy) Tuesday!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here's to a good week, friends....happy Monday!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Anywho....we were in the mountains. You got that part, right? And in the mountains, one has to shop all the quaint little stores and boutiques, right? And in one of those little places, I ran across an el-cheapo bracelet that was all of a buck, I think, and I *HAD* to have it. This is what it says: As iron sharpens iron, so man sharpens another. Pretty powerful words, aren't they? This reminded me of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And simply stated, that is my Golden Rule...only...yeah....simpler. "Be nice."
So, on this Veterans Day, I will encourage you to be nice to a Veteran. Pick up the phone and call them. Tell them thank you (another very important rule) for all that they have done for you and your family, for your country, and for your freedom. Know more than one? Call them all. Know someone in the military now? Tell them thank you, too. You can never say thank you too much, you know.
Thank you for reading this post, dear reader. :)
Happy Thursday, all!
PS...that photo up there was taken by yours truly whilst shopping on the afore-mentioned day. Wow, who knew I could post two photos in a row that I knew where they came from? Not I!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Ok, like always, I rotated the photo, but alas! Blogger hates me. Isn't she the cutest? One of the fun things that has happened to me over the last year is that I have met tons of new people. A lot of the people I have met are some that I knew existed, and I may have even known their names, or who they were related to...but I didn't *know* them. Others, I've had the pleasure of meeting because my life took a different turn and I have been at places to have the opportunity to meet others that perhaps I never would have had if my life had stayed on the same track it was on. Heather and Jacob, parents of cute lil Amia up there are among those I have met and love! I felt very honored to get to create some fun overalls for her to wear for her first birthday party, farm animal style. Isn't she adorable? She really makes those overalls look cute, doesn't she? :)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Soooo....Abby's not got her groove back exactly yet. It's been a very busy week! (This is a good thing!!!) I'm just now, at 11:20, finishing the things that absolutely *must* be done in order for tomorrow to happen.....and the list for the rest is very very long. So much to do, so little time. I do love that I had three "Wednesdays" this week...and I get three of them next week, too. It feels really good to dress up, except for the part where I can't fit in any of my clothes and my feet ache because they are not used to wearing shoes. This, too, shall pass!!!!!
Today is my sister's birthday....the one who so very graciously reminds me to blog when it's 11:00 and i haven't done it yet....thanks, Sister!!!!! :) I hope your day was the bestest, and I look forward to getting to spend time with you SOON. It's been farrrrr too long. (I know you already know this.) I love you, Sister!!
It was really nice to be around people today. Dare I say it makes me miss my front lobby? Naw...because then I wouldn't have made my new friend and wouldn't get to sift my fingers through jewels for something that is wrongly labeled "work".
And just in case you ever needed to know....the thing that flaps its wings and watches over you from the sky is an "AnGEL". The thing that can be either Right, Obtuse, or Acute is an "AnGLE". There IS a different, folks. Just in case you ever wondered......
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I had a good discussion yesterday with a very good friend about Divine Intervention, and this morning, perusing my saved photos (I have no idea where this one came from, as per the norm.) I saw this cute one with the word HOPE and it made me think about my favorite verse....so here it is.
I know that I cannot list, if I tried for a very long time, all the things I KNOW have been intervened for me by God's hand, and I am also very positive there are equally as many things, if not more, that I will never even know were intervened by Him to keep me and those I love safe and protected and taken care of so that we could have hope and a future. I'm so very thankful to live as a child of a loving and caring God.
Stop today and say a quick prayer of thanks for your life today; it's a short thing, no matter how you work it, so live it awake and to the fullest...help others, smile, give a little love and kindness to someone today...perhaps even someone who is the last one you would like to be kind to...smile at them....at the very least, it will confuse them, and THAT, my friends, will make YOUR day more than theirs. :)
Happy Thursday, all.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
I know, I know....sisters tends to be a popular subject on here lately...BUT...lately, I've been conversing more and more with all THREE of my sisters, and this, folks, I LOVE. I'm so enjoying making them a part of my daily life again...you know, not everyone is lucky enough to have a sister, one sister, much less be blessed with three of them, and so for this, I am thankful, and guilty of taking for granted, and striving NOT to take for granted any more, and striving to be more thankful than ever for them.
Also, I need to talk about the 'rents....meet Mom and Dad here:
OK...so I can't find the awesome good photo of both of them, and I'm tired, so here is the one you've already seen of Mother and I.....she came today to the flea market with me....just because she loves me. Thanks, Mom. And thanks to BOTH of you for always teaching me to believe in my dreams and to reach for the stars and believe the impossible.....because without dreams and belief in the impossible, there's NO WAY I'd be where I am now....boy, could you all have a hayday with THAT statement! :)
OK, mush is over for now....going to bed.....maybe, just maybe, I'll see you sooner rather than later....we'll see!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Stay tuned for more from Honey's kitchen.....
Sunday, August 29, 2010
and then, I decided between my empty promises to my Friend, the inspiration from the Sister, and then the speaking-to I received from the 8 Rules Photo, I should blog.
And I shall try to blog more often, because as the Friend already knows and has encouraged me to do so because she knows this...it's good for me.
Oh...and, Friend???....I lurve you. Lots, even.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I was perusing a blog this evening about sisters, and so when I saw this, it seemed appropriate for the day.....I love my sisters. There was a book on there, presumedly about Sisterhood of some sort, called "A Soft Landing".....I hope you have a sister, or two, or three, that provide soft landings for you when you need them. I know I do, and I'm oh, so very lucky. I love you, sisters o' mine!!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
While nothing in my world (or anyone else's for that matter) is PERFECT, I've had a headache all day long....the list goes on and on....still, all is well...and I am content. I am content because I believe in the promise given to me in the Bible verse that is sewn on the pillow case above, and I am content because being content CAN consist in being happy with what you HAVE, not what you DON'T have. (Right!?!??)
So, I am content. I am well. Are you? I hope so!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
She is COMPLETELY anal about so many things, in an OCD sort of way...but yet, she is SO like me in so many other ways....she found those ultra-coolio butterflies up there, and they are now hanging on her yellow wall....next to the very vintage Pooh and friends curtain....which has to be shortened...but was way too good and mitchy-matchy to pass up for a buck. The yarny goodness you see up there is in my living room, residing on the back of my couch.....it was also a buckaroo at the GW. (And so were the butterflies, acually....) Gotta love the G to the W. :)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Barb: I'm glad you handled that...I got mad and had to walk away...
Abby: Well, Barb, I've learned that you normally catch more flies with honey.....
Barb: I didn't WANT no flies!!!!! I just wanted the free telephone they promised me!!!!!
Moral of the story: Know what you want. Go after it. Don't stop until you get it. But be SBB whilst traveling the highway to reaching your goal. (You'll probably get there faster that way.....)
Friday, June 18, 2010
There are a handful of things that have happened in my life that I have *really* learned from, and one of those things happened 2 years ago today, about this time of night, that changed our worlds forever.....crazy as it may sound, I miss many people...one dead, many alive, that were changed by this crazy event....(I know you're smiling from Heaven now, Grady.....that is where my peace from this situation comes from.....)
It is because of that day 2 years ago, combined with a few other memorable days I shall never forget, that cause me to see little things and view them as joy....I try to enjoy each day of LIVING...I try to LIVE each day. (That, my friends, is the majority of the reason that I turned my life, and the lives of those around me, topsy-turvy this year.....and I'll refrain from any more details on that for now....) As well as living, I try to be thankful and participate in *life*....and therefore, I've been spending m0re time outside than ever.....
I've been picking squash....zucchini....peppers.....cooking.....sharing.....giving.....and I've enjoyed being, well....satisfied. With life. In general. With being happy. See the harvest of our work????? I've made it no secret that a way to judge if my life is going "well" or not is by my ability (or inability) to create.....and I'm LOVING how these babies have turned out. Now, to hope that someone that happens by my booth at the Nashville Flea Market this month feels just as excited about them as their creator!!!!!
Something I remember doing from my childhood is watching the clouds....this was a passtime that was spent with Keith (the neighbor) and my sister....and now, Makayla....I took this a week or so ago, flat on my back, staring at the sky, making pictures out of the clouds with her. What a fun memory.
We know that color makes me happy....and I love the randomness that represents my son and his haphazard way of living that makes him so stinking annoying....er....endearing.....he and Anna (definitely her brothers protege') created this.....
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Stay tuned for more random glimpses here and there....and please leave a comment and share with me a glimpse into a corner of YOUR home....