Monday, November 30, 2009

grannies got a question

well folks as you all know the house finally did sell and I do have some profit.
Any suggestions on what I should do with it?
Buy, sell, trade or just let it sit?

It would be nice to make it more,
but I am illiterate on that score.

I would like to have a margin of safety
guess I should see a financial person?
any suggestions?
Quote from Rumer Godden
'There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.'

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I think I have posted this before, but am gonna give another stab at it. At thanksgiving dinner, just before the prayers, everyone at the table goes around the table and says what they are thankful for. It is always funny to hear what the children have to say. And sometimes quite amusing what the adults add! One of the best, the year after my mom died. It was the most tear filled and inspirational. Mostly it was confirming us all as a family during that difficult time.

I don't guess we will be doing that tomorrow, as am going to my friends for turkey, but me and dau#1 will some time tomorrow.

Here goes a short list:

THE HOUSE SOLD signed sealed delivered! Yeah!

I have a great bunch of coconuts er I mean family & friends who have held me up since the hubby died.
I have my health
I have 2 wonderful daughters who bless me daily
I have the best grandchildren in the whole world, and as Danny says "I love more than they love me, this big, bigger than the universe!"
and of course I have an indescribable list of blog friends!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


SO you say, 'what are you thankful for?'
I say pictures are worth a million words, but I am most thankful for my family
Daughters and grandchildren, OO lucky me!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. - Johannes A. Gaertner
Hi folks, I was able to get one in full bloom! So beautiful, unbelievable colors! I don't think the owner has ever seen it in bloom, but she should be home next week, hope she gets to see it. It only stays about a day and then the bloom closes.
Since we are embarking on Thanksgiving thought I would write some things of which I am thankful for the next few posts.
Yesterday I had a yard sale. whew what a work out! I did make over $200 and I got rid of some things out of the house.
Some men in the neighborhood have been so helpful in pricing things for me so I won't get robbed! What do I know of what tools cost? They even helped getting the heavier things out of the shed, and one of them is barely able to walk!
One neighbor housed the hubbies motorbike in his yard so I would have more room for the yard sale. A couple others 'made' me put a sign on it so I could sell it!
One guy brought me a banana split! I joked to him I needed one, and low and behold he went and got one! He even bought blizzards for my daughter and my friend. I can't eat a whole banana split, but it sure tasted good!
My daughter rode her motorized bike about a mile to a little sandwich shop and got us iced tea and also my favorite clam chowder they have on Fridays.
My friend did most of the selling, did I tell ya I hate yard sales! Especially when people start dickering!
Hey, I bartered about one thing and a guy who does painting and power washing gave me some money for a carpet cleaner and threw in a power washing for my gutters and trim! (I had already done the house)
My knee is killing me today, but I did have a fun time talking with neighbors and friends that have been away for awhile, I also got to meet new neighbors, so guess I'll do it all over next year!
just one little thing I am not particularly grateful for, is my toe hurting like the dickens! I ran over it with my daughters motorized wheelchair while putting it away!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


A neighbors plant I sorta like & have been watering while she has been gone. Think its called a pony tail plant

I have been loosing things right and left! HELP!!! I need to tie things to my neck, but if I did that I wouldn't be able to walk around! or I'd be bent over! Teehee
should I list things just this past couple of days:
glasses, dog leash, keys(loose them whenever), credit card, debit card, books for my study,
doctor info I have to have tomorrow, calendar which has appointment times, my mind, cell phone. That's all I can think of right now.
I haven't lost weight, my sense of humor or my Kiddos!
EEK I just found out I lost papers I went to my daughters doctor to get today! Yikes I have to go find them!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Just a Thought or Two

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

the beginnings of a century plant-my granddaughters got a seedling this summer! I can't wait til it grows up. have ya ever seen a century plant? granddaughter#1 was so happy to see a real live century plant- she did a report on one last year. they only bloom every one hundred years. they grow about 11 feet tall.

next to the house-it really has pretty color, but I don' t like it too well, another one I keep cutting
I stand corrected. I also didn't think that star flower was from a jade, so I went back to the neighbors house and found the bloom attached to a kind of cactus! guess I will look closer the next time!
I have been thinking allot about helping others lately. I have always been that kind of person, but I seem to do it with more fervor now. It is just amazing how many folk are down and out now a days! People are suffering all over the place. It's sad to see some of the folk in my community be down and out. I know they weren't always this way, just by the way they talk & act. So dau #1 and I find ourselves sharing what the Lord gives us. ie a neighbor friend, who is taking care of her elderly dad. she was working as a counselor at the college two months ago, she got laid off and now cant find a job, she's only 50. so we share our leftovers with them. she is always saying 'I am gonna kill you guys', 'I will never be able to repay ya'. We always say one day we may need something and someone will pay it forward to us.
I am not writing this for kudos. but be aware of those around you. your leftovers could feed a family. you could take out someones trash. walk a neighbors dog. It's wonderful to see smiles on faces of those less fortunate than you!