Monday, January 27, 2014

Another Guitar, are you sick of them yet....

About two weeks before Christmas, the minister who was subbing at our church, told hubby that he wanted one of the lap steel guitars, and when his wife asked him why, he told her he was going to learn to play it.  He told me he couldn't sing or play a note, but his brother in law could.    
So Jerry started working on another guitar, and last Friday he finished it.  We had planned on taking it over on Saturday afternoon, to deliver it.  No, they couldn't wait, they came over on Saturday morning at 8:15am to pick it up. 

  Here are the photos


Jimmy, the guy who bought it, sat right down and started playing it, said it was tuned perfectly.  I asked him if he had seen the back of it, I knew he hadn't.  When he turned it over, his grin got even bigger.  It is Walnut, Oak, Cherry and then Walnut again on the outer parts.

We plan on driving over to their church one Sunday, to hear him play it.  He is the first one that bought a guitar, who actually knows how to play it.  He plays several instruments.

Oh and by the way, speaking of guitars.  Friday, our son in law won an autographed guitar, signed by Willie Nelson.  
Our grandson entered the contest online, at  one of the radio stations websites.  Son in law presented it to grandson, when he got home from school.

The first photo is when he realized what his dad had hidden.
And then look at that sad expression as he holds guitar for the first time.
This makes him 4 guitars, now.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

4 months and what a change

Here is Booger and his siblings at about 1 1/2 to two weeks old.  this was about 9-10-13
Booger is the one with the lightest ears.
Red Tabby is Bubba Gump
middle white with reddish ears has a Biblical name, but I can't remember it, but he is spoiled Rotten.
MiniMouse is the only girl, she is the top one with the pink leg.

Here is booger with his eyes barely open.

I ended up keeping Booger and Bubba Gump,
here they are at about 2 1/2  months old.

Bubba this week, stretched out about 4 ft off the ground, in front of the tv.

and here is Booger, that tiny thing being held by my 10 year old granddaughter, with only a head sticking out, 
4 months later
That is a pretty wide chair, and he stretches all the way across and still can't lay flat without curling around.
He is going to be a BIG boy, but he has the calmer disposition of the two.  Bubba thinks he can fly, and you never know where you'll find him.
Last week, he got out of the house into the garage without being seen.  It was a cold evening, so I put my big dog, Jumpinjackflash, into the garage to keep warm during the night.
He is not cat friendly and weighs about 75 pounds right now.
Bubba doesn't know what dogs are, he thinks they are just strange looking cats.  I heard Flash throwing a fit, looked out and Bubba was beside the wheel stretched out like he was relaxing.  I ran out, and with the help of my hubby, we rescued an unsuspecting Bubba from certain death.  Lets just say, he may only have aboutg 8 lives left.
Didn't teach him a lesson though, today, we were carrying groceries in, and he slipped out into the garage.  He got tired of being out there though, and jumped about 3 ft, clung to the window frame on the door, and told me he wanted back inside. 
Gonna have to watch that boy closely.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Food Triggers, by Rhona Epstein, Psy.D

End your cravings, eat well and live better

When offered this book to review, I wasn't sure if it was just another do this and you'll lose 50 pounds in 50 days, or if it was something that would help those of us that are addicted to food, to get rid of some of foods power over our eating habits.  
Personally, I'm a secret eater, I've been known to go hide in the utility room, or somewhere no one will show up, and eat half a bag of nuts.  No, not the 1 ounce bag, I mean a pound bag.
So, I decided to see what Ms. Epstein had to say.  First of all, she's been there, done that, and had the pounds to prove it.   After reading the first chapter, I could see this wasn't just any diet book, it offers so much more.  It also offers help, but no promises that it doesn't fulfill somewhere in it's pages.

Do you need help losing weight?  Do you need to understand why certain foods trigger your desire to eat, even when you are telling yourself you are doing the wrong thing?  If so, then I suggest getting a copy of this book, and giving it a try. It has inspired me to look at myself, and work on getting rid of these unwanted pounds.  I'm not just overweight, I am OBESE, and I don't want to carry all this around anymore.  I need help, and I feel that this will help me to control my addiction.

If you have read this far, you probably could use some help, too.
The author and WORTHY Publishing were kind enough to give me  a copy of this book to give away to one of the readers of my blog.
If you are interested, leave a comment. I'll draw a winner on January 25th, you can enter more than once, and please tell your friends to stop by and enter too, if you think it would help them.

I was given a copy of this book to read and review by Worthy Publishing.  I receive no other compensation, and I am not required to give a positive review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Howdy from Booger and Bubba

Dis be
Booger, Iz been mousey 
chasin agan.

I seez a mousey....
I hidz to sneek ups onz it..

Now I bee stuck!


 I be Bubba Gump
see da litnin in my eyze
Mama saz dat I gotz in her Mail..
I sez jus cause it be in de floor
and I be sittin nice in de 
chair, it might not hab ben me.
(don tell mama shez right....
it be our secret.)

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall

For Every Season is  Book #3 in the 
Vines and Orchards series 
Rhoda has moved a new Amish Community just outside of 
 Unity Maine, and they are trying to get the neglected apple orchard up and running, so more Amish can move there. Rhoda is attracted to Jacob King, but  he keeps disappearing to help a woman and her small child, who he thinks needs his help.  This leaves Rhoda with Samuel, Jacob's brother, and an attraction has developed, there too.  At the end of Book #2, Jacob walks in as Samuel is holding Rhoda, and sparks fly.

Rhoda feels she is different, because she 'sees things', especially her younger sister, who died a few years earlier.   Some people say this detracts from the story, or it isn't 'from God', but I feel differently.  
To me, this book is the best of the 3 books in this series, so far, and I'm looking forward to being able to read 
Book #4, when it is released in April 2014

I recieved a copy of this book, to read and review, from the publisher.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here  are my own, I'm not required to give a positive review.