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Saturday, August 27, 2005


Oh Baby!

Here's the newest grand-baby! My step-daughter had a baby. Chance Avery arrived Thursday just past lunch. A tiny baby, but oh so cute. I've held him, fed him, burped him, and handed him off to Mom for a diaper change. There's nothing quite like a new-born baby. God really did a wonderful job with the baby thing.

And on a completely different topic, I learned a very important lesson this week. When I make a project for a swap, I need to make real sure that I have a great picture before I mail out the item. But...this is the doily I made and sent out for the Crochetville doily swap. I didn't notice this glare on the pic until I started to upload it which, of course, wasn't until after I had handed the package off to the USPS. So, okay, lesson learned.

We got a new baby in the family. What do you have new?

Oh! I almost forgot...there's a hurricane headed for us. Expected to be at my home early Tuesday. Pray for us all, especially those on the coast.


Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Time for a new mop!

Let's just file this under weird stuff.

Now I'll be the first to admit that my mop was getting old and needed to be replaced. But still, every week or so I would pull it out, mop up my kitchen floor, and then hang it outside to dry. That is, I did until I stepped out early the other morning to find that some kind of weird alien fungi had taken up residence among the strands of mop fiber. Looking for all the world like wee little satellite dishes, three tiny grey mushrooms were peeking up skyward from the mop head. I got hubby to snap this picture (which you can click on if you must have a better view). The growths disappeared once the sun came out but I'm not taking any chances. I now own a new mop and the infested one has been retired.

So, what's the weirdest thing you've seen this week?


Saturday, August 20, 2005


Ignite! and Bud-Dog

Ignite was the name of the annual leadership conference at Pinelake Baptist Church which was held last night and today. A great conference and wonderful break-out sessions. We had a guy from Saddleback Church in California, Jeff Hetschel, who had a session on 'Leading A Small Group' which I attended. It was really good and I picked up some tips for when my husband and I start a small group this fall. Hey - if you are ever in the Jackson area on a Sunday morning come by and check us out.

Now I'm working on my picture posting. The following pics should be clickable to bring up a bigger image. (I'm really hoping this works.)

And here is Bud. The last of the residents to make it to my blog but the oldest of our three pets. Bud gets his name because he is my little Buddy and we've just shortened it to Bud, or Bud-Dog, over the years. Bud is getting on up there. We've had him for almost 14 years and he wasn't a puppy when we rescued him. He has a few problems. He got hit by a car which factured his skull. (This is how we got him. He crawled to our door-steps, we scooped him up and took him to the vet for surgery.) So he doesn't quite have all his marbles and is easily confused. He's hard of hearing, he has a cataract on one eye, he's got very dry skin, and he's missing a few teeth. But he greets each day with joy and lives in his own Happy, Happy little world where the big white box is always full of ice cubes and the giant people always come back home. His favorite things are french fries and belly rubs. I love this dog and I thank God that Bud has been a part of our lives for so many years.


Saturday, August 13, 2005


I've Been Tagged!

Ack! I've been tagged by Debi at Deb's Down Time!!

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy - a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down 5 of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag 5 people.

Hmm, do I want to admit to any idiosyncrasies? I asked Hubby if I had any but he just laughed and refused to discuss the topic. So I'm on my own here. Let's see...

1. I don't like tomatoes, raw or cooked. But I love ketchup!

2. I can't swim and I don't like to get into water any deeper than my waist, but I love to go boating.

3. I've never admitted this to anyone else, but when I'm by myself, I count. Steps, stairs, seconds, whatever - my brain just automatically counts things. There are nine steps on each flight in the parking garage at work. Most red lights will turn green within sixty seconds. I know this because I counted.

4. I tend to be a pack-rat. (I'm trying to work on this though.)

5. I use the word "Well" too much when I'm speaking.

That's my list. And I'm sure there are more, but that's the ones I'm confessing to now.

So I'm tagging Chie at Chie Crochets , Ulla at Ulla's fiber blog , and Jewel at Jewel's Crochet .


Saturday, August 06, 2005


Old and New

A new McDonald's has opened up near our house. And it looks like this. (I know, we need to get better at taking night-time shots.) It's a neat looking building with kinda a retro look but I have no idea why it doesn't look like the other McDonald's around here. They still sell Big Macs and Quarter-Pounders though.

I made kitty aka Patches aka 'The Cat' a blanket from Lion Brand's Homespun. The pattern is on Lion Brand's web site. I changed it up just a bit by doing the whole thing as one piece, because I just don't like sewing squares together and I used different colors for the border.

And just what did 'The Cat' think of her new blanket?

Well, you be the judge!

Ain't that just the cutest thing?

Until next time, ya'll be good and sleep soundly!


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