Monday, December 31, 2012

Dis be Buddyboo shhhhhhh

See dat fang, dat be similar to wat ma brung in a while ago...
But different color.  
Yeah, she brung in that black one,Oreo, she thought
he'd be same color as me, an I wouldn't notice. 
Hurrump, he ated my food.
and den de funny part.
Ma told him he be wet, and put him in sink wid some soapy water...
den he be rillly wet, an mad.
But she wap him in towl like a baby Buddyboo,
an dry him, sang to him, and rockted him, til he be dry.
I sulkeded and hid my face.  If she put him down, he'd a been one 
ded kitty, but no, not her, she puted him back outside, 
Mean ma.
I fink he be sticken tongue out at us.

My New Years Resolution:

I'm keeping it simple this year.
No matter how hard I try, I have never managed to go through a year,
with a resolution in tact,
My New Years Resolution for this year,
don't make any.
makes sense to me,
How about you?

Friday, December 28, 2012

What a Sendoff!

Today, a great man was laid to rest.  I don't mean a rich man, or a well known man, but he was a man of God, who loved his family and his church.  The minister had his orders,  Bobby had told him he didn't want tears, and Johnny did his best.  He told stories of his life around Bobby, and pretty much had people laughing through their tears.  Johnny was
a family friend from the time he was a small boy, and Bobby's mom and dad cared for him, during that time.  Johnny makes strange faces as he preaches, and that, alone helped loosen the mood.   Our Minister sang, and helped with the funeral. 

When it was time to leave the church for the cemetery, 
Here is what Bobby took his last ride in, a custom made coach.  I  The hobby of our funeral home director, is building custom made coaches.  I had to leave to go get plates and I told Richard (the funeral director) that I was going to snap a couple of photos.  He told me he was sorry it was wet and rainy, but if I would stop by the funeral home, he would drive me around the block in it, and I didn't have to wait until I was ready to ride in the back.  I could sit up front.  I think I'm going to take him up on it soon.

Here is one of the floral arrangements, I just love it so I snapped some photos so I can see if I can do something similar.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Update on things

First, my son in law lost his father on Sunday night.
Bobby spent Christmas in Heaven with Jesus, and
according to granddaughter, they were watching Gunsmoke Reruns.
Visitation is tonight, and Funeral is tomorrow afternoon.

Our Christmas was spent watching it snow..
We woke up on Wednesday morning with about 13 inches on the ground,
some said they had a bit more, some said a bit less.

I did get a couple of photos, 
which I will share.
My Bronco II hardly  

Maple tree in front of house
as I was snapping photos,
the Cardinal showed up, female showed up shortly after this.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dis be Buddyboo, agan

I dots to twell u bout
bein so dispointed dis mornin.
I herd car, my kids visitin!!
Run to doo, and dar was dis big ole boy, and a biger man.
No GURL, I look in garge, no gurl, I ask where Skywer, no gurl. I jes turn and go pout..
Den after food time, ma leaves, takedid the big ole boy, and comes back wid nuther boy, no gurl.
Finly, de biger man came backed, and brung gurl dis time, boy was I happy, but dey left too fast. 
only gots to love gurl for maybe few minuts.
Dis be my gurl.
She loves me, feed me, brush me,
and somtim bathe me, I hided when I here dat water run.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, and new computer

So now the week is flying by, and 
I just ordered 2 more gifts to be delivered before Christmas
Neither of which is from me.  I can't tell what they are, as a 
person, who shall remain nameless, might skip by my blog.

I gifted to myself this year, I purchased a new computer for my desk.  The old one was 7 1/2 years old, and
too slow to watch videos on, in case you sent me one.
So I now have one with blazing speed, so they say.

Now for the serious part of the 
My son in law's father is not well at all.  Time is slipping away
and I'd appreciate prayer, just that God's will be done,
and that the family finds peace in whatever the
timing and results are going to be.
Bobby is a Deacon at our church, and I'm sure he knows that 
his parents are waiting in Heaven to see him, when he arrives.
Of course, Brian, and the grandkids don't want to see him go, but, they understand that they will see him again someday, soon.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Monday and Tuesday posts

So, until Wednesday, I won't be posting any book reviews,
family stories, or cat or dog tales.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


I debated posting anything about this, and I made the decision just to ask for Prayers for all the people involved.  
God knows their needs, and he will fill them, in his way, in his time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dis be Buddyboo

Don't tell on me for using mom's computer....
But I dits to twell you story about
how I dit in twuble last nite.
Ya see, I dot no bottom toofies in the front.
I diggin howles nd I pulls um gittin roots 
outta de dirt.  Gardenin, yeah that be what I doin, we'll goes wid dat.
mom bought me some smaller dog food, YUCK.
Don wike it cept when I steel it from 
Petey, when he visits.
Don wikes canned stuffs eider...
I do wikes cornbread, chichen, pork,
beef, alls dos good fings.
Anyways, mom and dad walked out of kitchen.
Mom walks back in the kitchen, thar I set in floowr wid a piece of cornbread.  Mom asks dad
did you give buddy corn bread.  Only a small bite.  Dat mom tried to take it back, but I wouldn't let her....I'd heped mysef...
dey left it on tawble....
do you fink if I give mom dis rose
she'll forget I committed a crime?
She say I aint sposed to be on table.....I say she shouldn't leave food out, if it aint mine.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A special shout out

Today is 12-12-12
And it is also the
birthday of a very special 
person in my life.

Diana of Nana Diana fame.
She was born about
23 days after I was
but we didn't get know each other until about 2006 via a ladies group on
the internet.
She is grandmother to 
Sweet Cheeks
Who I think is a clone of

Diana has a warped sense of humor,
which keeps everyone 
She is  generous and always offers a shoulder to lean on, when her friends are
in need, in any way.
I've used that shoulder quite often
I thank God 
every day, for the day he put her in my life. 
Happy Birthday
wonderful friend. 
May you be blessed with many more.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Tete didn't have surgery this morning, and it has been put off until December 26th, if I read her message right.

Just more Ramblin

My friend, Tete, who has a blog, Beyond the Garden Gate, is having surgery as I type.  Pray that it goes well, and she heals fast.  She is a very sweet and caring person, who has gone through a lot in the past few years, with her health.

It is 14 days until Christmas, and can you believe that I have purchased nothing at all.  Daughter picked up granddaughter's gift, I still need to pay her for my part, other grandmother is paying half, and we are paying half.  She is getting an Android tablet.  I should say she has gotten it, and is enjoying it a lot.  I get the sweetest emails from her, " I love you more than an elephant has toes".  lol
Now I need to get the boys gifts.  Jd wants Hobby Lobby money, his favorite store, he takes his discount coupons, and purchases his stuff, so he saves his money.  Stephen wants Itunes cards, so he can download more music...Oh well, easy shopping.

I still haven't gotten out any Christmas Cards this year.  I am thinking I am not going to do many.  Daughter took photos at Thanksgiving, and I think I'm going to mail out a picture of the family with trees sticking out of their heads, and that will be my card.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bad Weekend

I have that darned arthritis really bad, my spine, neck, and hip are the worst places, knees, too.  We've had a major front coming through, so all day Saturday, even while I worked to get things cooked, attended a funeral, and helped serve a dinner for the family afterward, I hurt.  

I came home, put on some heat and took some Tylenol  but still didn't sleep much Saturday night...Sunday, I couldn't turn my head more than about 3 or 4 inches, so I didn't go to church, and sat here, whining....
Finally the front moved through about 5:00pm last night, and the pain let up enough that I got some rest.  

And, one of the wild cats decided to challenge Flash to a race across the dog pen, while I was gone, Saturday afternoon.  Needless to say, the cat lost.  Why, when they get to a certain age, do they feel they are 10 ft tall and bullet proof, I'll never know. When you dare an 80 pound dog, who is just looking for a chance to run and play tag, you had better be fleet of foot, and a good jumper.   They have 6 acres to roam, and play, Flash has about 1/6 acre, leave him alone, it is a game to him, to play tag and win.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Bargain hunter and Crafting

If you know me at all, you know that I will never pay full price for anything that I can get a discount on, anywhere.
I have 2 white cabinets, got them at an auction a few years ago, still in box, to be put together, for $12.00.
Yes, I know that was a huge bargain, if you'll go to Lowes or Home Depot and look, you will find they sell for over $100 each...
Now the cabinets need a top...
Anyway, I was gifted a large amount of tile, and 
my thoughts are to put tile on the top, but first I needed some
Hardibacker, to glue the tile to, so off I go to Lowes.
I don't need full sheets, so I start digging in the damaged 
stuff, and found a sheet with corner off.  I asked the sales clerk what they would discount it to, he said $5.00, I'll take it.
And he said he would sell me the 2 sheets that were broken in half for $2.00 each..
SOLD!   for $9.00 I just $33.00 of Hardibacker, enough to do the two cabinets, and plenty left over, for more projects.

I promise to do a photo blog soon, with working on the cabinet tops.  
But now, I'll  give you a couple of photos
of what I worked on yesterday.
I told you I was 'thrifty'
Diana, don't you dare say cheap!
I made these two 

floral baskets.
I still need to find the pink ribbon, and finish the
bottom one.
Have you been to the florist shop lately?
Go price one similar to this, and you'll then know why I make them for myself.
The bow would be almost as much as I have in the whole 
OK Diana, now you can say 
Cheep Cheep Cheep.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Healed, and in Heaven

Just got word a few minutes ago, that 
Mary Lou 
passed away about 9:00 pm this evening.  Pray for her husband, Charles, their daughter, and the rest of their family.  And also for her Church family, as they go through the process of saying  See Ya Later. 

Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller

Thomas Nelson Publishing

I really enjoyed the story of Sawyer and Laura, and how they find common ground to connect and form a relationship. Both come from outside the community, and struggle with fitting in for different reasons. They have lots of baggage, but once each can convince the other to trust, Sawyer and Laura find that they're not so different.  I was glad that the story included a lot of their relationship with our Maker, without making it overwhelming.  

Kathleen Fuller has written a wonderful story, and I enjoyed the way she put it together.  I'll be looking for more of her books.

I recieved an E Book from Booksneeze to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  I'm not required to give a positive review.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Should be a card

I found this on facebook today, and I thought how true.
Sometimes the bumps and bruises 
aren't nearly as hurtful as 
the spoken word.

I know a couple of people who deserve to receive this as a card.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Prayers again needed

I want to ask for prayer for a friend, and member of our church.  Her name is Mary Lou, she is a very sweet and giving person.  Recently, she was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs.  The Chemo seemed to be shrinking it, but they then discovered this week, that some of it is now in her brain.
Now she has had some seizures, and  was given a radiation treatment.  She is now home.  
Her family just lost her brother about a week ago, also from cancer.
Please pray for peace for this family, I know they are really suffering with all this going on.  She has attended church though most of this, showing her faith in her Savior.

Also, please pray for Frank,  he and I went to school together, and have managed over the years to stay in touch.  He is a minister, and just all around good guy.  He is also undergoing chemo, and he is quite sick.   He is hold his head high, but his daughters, son, wife, and grandkids are fighting to keep things level, during all this.

And, remember my son in law's father, he is quite weak, still no diagnosis, he's battled cancer for about 5 or 6 years, but this time,t hey are hoping it is something other than cancer, causing his problem.

I'm sorry, this post is not my usual silliness, but I felt led to put these people up for prayer.