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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Plan B

Lil' Mama had the opportunity to fly to Maine where her fiance lives.  His entire family lives in a small community, they even all attend the same church. She leaves Maine early in the morning and should arrive back home by 4pm, if everything is on time.  Can't wait to talk to her and hear all about her trip and the soon-to-be-in-laws.

In the meantime I've been wranglin' Haylee Kate while her Mama's been away.
Things have gone smoothly here, except for the day we had planned to take Great Grandmother "GG" to the beauty shop to get her hair done.  I dressed  HK in a cute little summer outfit, with white sandal's, then combed her blonde curls and placed a pretty bow in her hair. We were ready to see and visit with the salon gals.. . .BUT on the drive there Haylee Kate took both her shoes off, yanked her bow out of her hair, and POOPED her pants!

Now it was time for Plan B. 
We didn't even walk GG into the salon, but instead sat in the car watching her closely as she went into the beauty shop.  Then we made a quick short drive to Sonic and brought out food back with us so we could eat in the car which we parked outside of the Salon. This  plan allowed for us to sit in the car and share a corndog and fries.  HK thought this was great fun!

This is Lil' MaMa's handsome AF Fiance', Izaiha.
Cute little couple, huh?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A "first" for me.

Wedding venue - A Barn!

I had never even been in a barn before and certainly never to a wedding in a barn.  It seems this is quite popular with many young brides   We drove one and a half hours to this wedding, going down back roads that weren't even recognized on our GPS or google maps.  It was an adventure and I'm still amazed that Mister was able to find it, but he did.  Everything went well and I was totally relieved to find the barn was even air conditioned.  Everyone was lovely and Miss Haylee Kate held her Mom's hand as they walked in unison down the aisle (bridesmaid & flower girl).  Flawless.

Who said this Flower Girl idea wouldn't work??!!

"Uh, I think that was me".  *blush

Have you ever been to a wedding that was in a barn?
Have you ever been inside a barn?  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Help me!"

I'm enjoying the summer as it flies by.
It seems like each day is different than the day that went before, so "routine" isn't part of my vocabulary lately. That's OK.  Things are rolling along nicely and I'm completely surprised that we're already into the middle of July.  I have some friends who are miserable with the hot weather and being somewhat confined indoors most of the time.  I'm not one of them.  I thrive with the sunshine, even if I'm cloistered indoors with the A/C roaring and dodging mosquitoes when I dart to the mailbox and back.

This weekend Lil' Mama is to be a Bridesmaid in a summer wedding. and Haylee Kate is to be the Flower Girl.  I think being a Flower Girl is a  totally wacko, silly, unreasonable honor, but no less an honor, for a 16 mo. old toddler.  The idea is for her to sit in a wagon and be pulled down the aisle to the front. (Let the record show this is an outside wedding.)  Still, just the thought makes me wonder why anyone thought this was a good idea.  I'll let you know how it goes down.

Thinking about weddings.

I was once at a formal, church wedding and when the young groom turned to face the minister (which meant his back was to the audience) he had a sticky note on the back of his tux that said, "HELP ME!".  Obviously a prank by one of the friends.  *giggle

What's the funniest thing you've ever seen at a wedding?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Most of our 4th of July celebration was indoors,
but when we ventured out to watch the fireworks in the evening, these nasty Suckers found me.  My ankles and calves got the worst abuse and I've been itching and then scratching ever since.  I've even had trouble sleeping at night due to the itching.

This has been my best friend
 for the past couple of days.

Thinking back to when I was a child.
I played outside a lot and got lots of bites.  We'd never even heard of Benedryl.  Mom always had us rub a bit of stick deodorant over our bites when they itched.   If Grandma decided we had chiggers rather than mosquitos she would make a paste of baking soda and water to smear onto the bite.  It was thought to help with chigger bites and any type of sting.  Lots of remedies that didn't include actual medicine.

What are your remedies for bites?
Do they work?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Yankee Doodle Dandy

I could listen to Lee Greenwood sing
"I'm Proud to be an American"
over and over again.
Can anyone listen to this song
and not get chill bumps?!!

We are so fortunate to wake up each morning
in our great country.
God bless America!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mother-in-Law faux pas

Last Sunday morning, after church, many of our friends gathered around Lil' Mama and her fiance' to admire her ring and congratulate them on their engagement.  Fiance's name is "Izaiha", pronounced like the biblical name, "Isaiah".  I began to make the introductions . . .

Wait for this.
It's that good/bad. . .

Still waiting? . . .

Here it is -

I introduced the fiance' to our friends, calling him "ELIJAH", rather than "Izaiha".  Being the good guy he is, he responded, "Close enough" and laughed it off.

Biggest blooper, blunder, faux pas
I've made in a while.

Everyone needs a mother-in-law like me!
Just sayin. . .

Monday, June 30, 2014

Forever and Ever. Amen!

Remember the handsome young airman I've mentioned several times?  It looks like he's gonna be stickin' around.

He "put a ring on it".
Yes he did!

Congrat's to Lil' Mama and Izaiha!
Engaged to be married next May!

Mister and I are so happy for both of them, AND for Haylee Kate.  Looking forward to much happiness for this sweet little family-to-be. 

*Stop by to visit me on Wednesday and I'll tell you the BIG mother-in-law blooper I've already pulled.  *blush*

Friday, June 27, 2014

Moody Beauty

It's been a busy week on the bayou, playing "catch up" after being away for a week.  Not complaining, just stating a fact. . .

It seems that Mom and my sister did very well while we were away.  My sister also reported that Boudxy was a "very good and smart boy".  Extra treats for Boudxy!!

While we were away Mom had to miss her weekly hair appointment - that's happened once before and didn't seem to be a big deal.  This time it WAS a big deal.  She refused to go to church Sunday because of her hair.  I understand that, however during the entire weekend she was very withdrawn.  I suspected perhaps she was angry that we had not taken her with us on vacation.  I talked with her and tried to "draw her out".  She didn't seem angry.  Hmmm?  Then on Monday she refused to come to the table for dinner, saying "I look awful and don't want to leave my room".  It was her hair that was causing all the angst.  I brought her dinner to her on a tray, but explained that after her hair appnt on Thursday we'd need to go back to eating dinner with the family.

Yesterday was "Beauty Shop Day".  Afterwards we went to lunch, then for ice cream, and on to the Library.  She looks beautiful and seems right back on track.

How we look really affects how we feel.
I've always felt that way.

Problem solved!

Do you think our appearance factors into our mood?
What say ye?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Week that Wuz!

I had intended to blog while on vacation, but found I didn't have the know-how for blogging using my ipad, sooooooo... Here's a "photo journal" of a blessed week spent at Orange Beach AL with most of our "kids" and all our Granddolls, as well as my Favorite SIL.  Truly, Heaven-came-down-to-earth it was such a good time!


Fun to go
Great to be home!!

*Special thanks to my Sister who entertained Mom
while we were away. (and spoiled Boudxy even
more than usual.)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bayou Blitz

I was gonna say "today is the calm before the storm",

but then the sky turned dark and the rain began.
It's laundry day here on the Bayou so I don't
mind a bit of rain.

Had to show you the prettiest bloom
in my garden.

Lots to do before we head to the beach on Saturday.  The BIGGEST thing I've yet to do is to tell my Mom
that WE ARE GOING and that my Sister is coming here  to stay with her while we're away.  This is a delicate subject so I'm  gonna have to try to be somewhat diplomatic about this.  I fear Mom will be insulted as she  doesn't see the need for anyone to "stay" with her AND she may take offense that we're not taking
her with us.  We actually would enjoy taking her to see the ocean but she can only comfortably walk short distances these days, so there's no way she could maneuver on a sandy beach. I've intentionally delayed telling her about this so she'll have less time to fret and worry, but I've got to tell her soon.

It seems I'm seeing a lot of this handsome young airman
these days.  He and Lil' Mama seem to be
"thick", as my Daddy always said.
"Things that make you go, Hmmmm."

It's gonna be left-over pizza for dinner tonight.
If my family is reading this, then consider yourself

Friday, June 6, 2014


Clearing the cobwebs out of my mind today...
So here goes -

  1. We had another "snake incident".  Another 2 ft black snake slithered across the patio yesterday.  Once again Mister did NOT get the snake.  I remained calm - didn't want to use my energy to throw a Hissy Fit, so just went on about my business.  Mister needs a new knee so he only has one speed - SLOW.  I think the neighborhood snakes have figured that out.  That's why they're hangin' out at our house.
  2. TX, HK's Dad, is here visiting with us for a few days.  HK is gonna be soooooo spoiled by all this extra attention.  Still, glad she is getting to visit with him, and him with her.  It's gotta be a difficult situation for TX and Lil' Mama.  Heaven only knows I could never have behaved so maturely at their age.  Guess parenting a baby at such a young age "grows you up" quicker.
  3. Mom recieved 2 HUGE bags of candy from our son and DIL for her birthday.  She is eating this candy as fast as she can.  Tonight she wouldn't even come to the table for dinner because she had been eating candy all afternoon.  I guess when you're 85 you can do what you want.
  4. I wish I had a margarita, but I don't.
  5. One more week till VACATION!!
Cobwebs gone.
Thanks for listening!
What's on your mind today?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I wish you could know her.

Yesterday was my Mom's 85th birthday.
It was a special day to celebrate and honor her, so we threw a Par-ty!

I love my Mom!
She is hands-down the absolute strongest woman I know.  Born at the very end of the Depression she has known what it's like to work hard and make sacrifices when need be.  She mowed her own lawn til she was 80 yr old and only stopped when we nagged persuaded her. . .She was my Brownie Leader, my Girl Scout Leader, and my Sunday School Teacher.  She led me to Jesus when I was a child, 8 yrs old.  She's been a loving Mother to me  and a doting Grandmother to my children.  She's read through the Bible over 50 times and sometimes, when it's quiet in the evening,  I can hear her praying in her room.  She's an amazing woman!

Monday, June 2, 2014

The day that Wuz.

June 1, Sunday
(Photo journaling the first day of each month.)

Lil' Mama, HK, and AF boyfriend
who helped get HK ready for church.
(First time boyfriend has gone
to church with us.)

"OK Mister, it's time to shut the computer
down and head for church."


Pretty little courtyard
at church.

Mexican Food - it's what's for lunch!

After the family was home from church
I went back out to do a little shopping.

Mister had rented this movie.
I sat down for a bit to watch.
Good movie choice.

"Someone" wanted my Sonic drink.

Then there was baking to do.

Dishes were done.
And it was time for BED!!
(haven't used that old bundt pan
in years). When I hear the words "bundt cake" 
I always think of the movie, 
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding".  
Loved that movie and they're making a sequel now!

That's my day - June 1, 2014.
Pictures aren't perfect, but neither am I.
I think it will be fun to look back over the year to see how I spent the first day of each month.  If you did this please let me know so I can be sure to visit you.

What did you do Sunday?

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