I don't want to "name drop", but
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I don't want to "name drop", but
Posted by Sweet Tea at 10:44 PM
Friday, December 12, 2014
In one simple day we went from having 6 people (Me, Mister, My Mom, Litle Mama, HK, and very often Little Mama's fiance) + our dog in our home, to having ONE person + a dog in our home.
This is how it happened.
Little Mama were scheduled to move into the house where she, HK, and her husband, come March, will live. They loaded and moved on this particular day.
In the meantime, I had an early morning doctor appointment and ended up in the hospital that very day. How's that for bad timing?
Upon hearing I was ill my Sister made an all day drive to come get Mom and take her back to Okla so she could care for her as I recuperated.
That left Mister + the dog, "home alone" for 5 days. I don't know who was the most pathetic. Mister was so low he almost melted into the floor and our dog is said to have gone from room to room crying at each door looking for everyone.
Thank God! (Really. I thank God!)
Things are much better now.
I'm still taking meds and trying to get my stamina back. It's happening and I'm getting a lesson in "being still" and letting God take care of many things I'd been doing for quite a while. I'm a slow learner, but I'm beginning to "get it"
Thanksgiving went with nary a turkey or rich dessert in our house. Youngest son came home during the holiday and it really helped to set our spirits back on high. Mister took youngest son, Little Mama, fiance, and HK out to dinner on Thanksgiving while I rested it at home. Still, I had the most sincerely thankful heart I've had in many a Thanksgiving. I was very blessed and I had lots of time to ponder the thought.
Christmas is coming and it looks liked we'll get to celebrate in much of the usual ways. I'm so thankful to be regaining my strength. YAY!! Still, it's different in some ways. There is not a Christmas tree, a bauble or a single bow in our house. I've decided that there's so much that will need to be done before bringing Mom back home, that we will enjoy our family and all the celebrating but without the usual festive "stuff" scattered about the house. Almost every gift we give this year will come from online purchases. What a help that has been.
There is a air of happiness in our home that no Christmas tree or Christmas lights could begin to match. Next year we'll be back to the norm, but in the meantime we'll enjoy things just as they are. Mister is smiling again. Boudxy, our dog, is my constant shadow, and everyone is doing well, I'm learning to lean-into-it and embrace the change.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 4:02 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I've not gone away permanently.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 2:49 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, day #4 of unexpected hospital stay.
(Insert imaginary photo of a bright yellow umbrella here)
Would appreciate your prayers.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 11:11 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Lots of bows,
probably around 200.
I'd love to hear from you.
If you know a Crafter/Creative person please send them a link to my blog as I'd love some suggestions.
cause you know you look lovely wearing it,
Posted by Sweet Tea at 2:33 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Day 6 of "Monster Cold and sinus infection
*repeat for 6 days*
Forget anything I've ever said or implied that could be even the tiniest bit negative about him. He is perfect. The man has lived in squalor for the past 6 days and brought in dinner (for 6) EVERY evening. Never complained. Did I mention he was a Saint?
She loves to carry a tissue around "blowing her nose" like all the rest of us! So thankful she hasn't caught our nasty germs.
Antibiotics have kicked in. Like my Mama always says, "if you're well enough to complain then you're getting well". ;-)
Posted by Sweet Tea at 5:08 PM
Monday, November 3, 2014
Here's a little peek-a-boo into some photo moments of the goings on here in the bayou.
The Blog Stalker is on the prowl!
(that actually sounds kinda creepy, doesn't it?)
Posted by Sweet Tea at 11:25 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Look away. Look away.
Look away, Dixie Land.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 7:56 PM
Monday, October 13, 2014
Talk about a black cloud hanging over one's head - rain was with us all weekend, but it was so worth the rainy drive to watch this girl celebrate her 14th birthday.
(Our middle Granddoll.)
The trip was such that I also got to spend some good quality time with one of my favorite people, our daughter Amy. I just love for people to know I'm her Mom, as she makes me look like a "Super Parent". She's a wife, mother of three, working woman, crafter, encourager, fantastic cook, and best of all, she has a heart for God. I learn from her and the example she sets for me and all who know her. I'm richly blessed that she is my daughter!
Mister and HK , sitting patiently, while the birthday party was unfolding. Gotta add, that Mister did some fantastic driving to get us to Tulsa and then home again safely while the blinding rain POURED as our family made the 6 hr drive to and from Tulsa.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 7:16 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Life is running so fast right now that I simply get out of bed and "hold on" to see where the day leads, and lately it's not been leading to the computer for me to Blog. But today - "I'm here" and so happy to be back in Blogland.
The last time I checked in I was leaving for a "Girlfriend Trip" to Nashville, TN. You KNOW I'm gonna say it was wonderful AND fun AND relaxing AND the best time ever. AND you would be right! There were 10 of us. The states represented were, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Delaware, Washington, Montana, and CANADA. Amazing, huh?!
When you see us you may see a group of "old gals" but when I look at us I see a group of some of the "funnest" people I know. Here's a peek-a-boo" into the fun. BTW, we all met on iVillage "back in the day", and we call ourselves "The Ladybugs". (Not sure why, but we do.)Ladybug One just never knows where friendship will lead and the photos show just that!
May we all be blessed with many!!
What fun that would be!!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 8:23 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I'm in the airport waiting to board a plane.
I'm bound for a Girlfriend Getaway!
Nashville, here I come!!
Stories and photos to follow when I get home.
10 of us gathering for some fun.
Can you say " Five Day Slumber Party"?
Posted by Sweet Tea at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
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