Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tag your it

My daughter in law tagged me as it to tell six things about myself. I tag Lucy and Rebbecca next. Hope to read their six things soon.
So here are my six things:
1. Presently I am passionate about my canidate for President for the U.S.(see photo, Mike and I at the political rally in KC last weekend)
2. I am compulsive when it comes to keeping busy, so sitting and doing nothing at all is actually hard for me.
3. I love to bake bread, cakes, cookes etc... not very good at pies yet
4. I love to excercise, yoga, palates and walking are my favorite
5. I love to read, and these days I especially love to read to my grandson Max.
6. I am passionate about making a difference for good in this world.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My sewing room play

I have so many fun fabrics that I needed to start using up so when I go to market I won't feel guilty for buying more. These are a couple of child gardening aprons I made. They criss cross in the back and button at the sides and have a three way divided pocket on the front to put gardening supplies while helping mom or grandma in the garden.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of my favorite Poems


Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it's mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thought for the Day

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
- Winston Churchill

Monday, October 13, 2008

May 10th Tornado After reconstruction

This is a photo of the main dystroyed room on my house and the full reconstruction following. Pretty great that it is all fixed.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Great Book!

I started reading a new novel this past weekend. Away, by Amy Bloom, (A New York Times Best Seller) truly a fascinating read. It is filled with great characters and an epic story of a woman who has fled her home town in Russia and made her way to America. I don't want to share too much, but if you get a chance to enjoy a great read, this is a story that will draw you in.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Photos from Robbin's blog

New photos from my daughter in laws blog. Macey is about 8 months and Max is three, this is a special day at the zoo. I miss them so bad I ache.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson

12 Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson
Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Make the best of circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Don’t let criticism worry you. You can’t please everybody.
Don’t let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.
Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.
Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about places.
Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Work Matters

Today is the first day of emergency energy assistance for the elderly and disabled. Several folks have come in without service at all. Incomes generally range from $700. per month for singles to $1,200. per month for couples. With the current scenario playing out in congress I wonder if the assistance to the poor of this country will dry up. I believe helping others is a Christian way to deal in this life but I have concerns who we are in debted to when we keep borrowing? Does China own us? What are your thoughts. Click on the title of this post and read the attachment.