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Are You Ready for A Road Trip?

Usually in the fall, Allen and I like to jump on the motorcycle and take a road trip.  We seem to gravitate toward the western states,  so when our friends said they wanted to go west for their first motorcycle road trip, we were more than willing. We decided years ago, that motorcycling across blustery Oklahoma was […]

Out With The Old

When we built our house years ago, I planted ‘Goldflame’ Spirea in the front beds. 15 years later, those Spirea have seen better days.    A few late freezes, an extreme ice storm, and brutal hot, dry summers have wreaked havoc on their old limbs.  Many had dead centers, a couple were completely dead and the rest were just pitiful. Thus […]

Snow Day = Sew Day

I became crafty at a very young age. When my baby sister was born, I was 6 years old.  I wanted to make her something very special, so I dug through my mom’s fabric stash and found some material.  I took one of her little dresses and laid it on top of the material and […]

Santa Baby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Or the movie Frozen. After 8 days of this mess, my driveway still looks like this. The chickens are not sure what to think about all this white stuff. This is their first major snow and they are not about to come out of that coop.  […]

First Birthday's Are the Best

I can’t believe this, but my grandson will be one next week. We had his birthday party yesterday and this is the weather we had to deal with. First Birthday’s are so much fun. Most babies don’t know what to do with packages.   He was just as happy with the tissue paper. It didn’t take […]

How I Prepare For A Snow or Ice Storm

First of all, I go to the library. I am a bookworm and cannot go without reading material.  JoAnne Fluke is a mystery/suspense author.  The Murder She Baked series are light, non suspenseful novels which include a number of recipes.  I usually read Christmas related books this time of year, so this one fit the […]

I Interrupt this Holiday Season

for a new hobby. Like I need something else to do. When everything is so busy. Grandbaby due very soon. Christmas decorations still in their tubs. Youngest son graduates college in 1 week and moves in 1 month. And, in the middle of all this,  I have rediscovered sewing. A couple of months ago, I bought […]

I Interupt this Holiday Season

for a new hobby. Like I need something else to do. When everything is so busy. Grandbaby due very soon. Christmas decorations still in their tubs. Youngest son graduates college in 1 week and moves in 1 month. And, in the middle of all this,  I have rediscovered sewing. A couple of months ago, I bought […]

Growing a Family

I’ve grown a lot of things in my lifetime, but the most important thing I’ve grown is a family.  I’m not sure when it happened but all of a sudden my boys are grown up and having kids of their own.   Now that I’m a grandma, I am enjoying a  whole new role in the family […]

A Couple of Crock Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and everyone rushing around trying to come up with the perfect Thanksgiving menu, I have to share a couple of very easy recipes I make in the crock pot. The first is a never fail recipe for Dressing.  The first time I made dressing, it was so dry there was not […]