Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Service at Metro Pentecostal Church

We attended our first service this morning at Metro Pentecostal Church in Tulsa. The interior is so beautiful and there is so much more room! Our guest speaker was Pastor Norm Pasley from Cincinnati, Ohio. A very refreshing sermon titled "True to the House of the Lord". A reminder of how important it is to be faithful to the house of God. I have been an apostolic, pentecostal for 35 years now and it has been a wonderful life living for the Lord thus far. I have traveled quite a bit, seen a lot of things but I will have to say there is NOTHING better than being in the presence of God in an apostolic church service!
"It's a good life livin' for the Lord"!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A day at Gammie and PawPaws

Playing in the fresh tilled garden
Feel that cool, soft dirt between the toes
Running to PawPaw
Sittin' on the swing with Addy

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bluebird Eggs, Baby gophers, and a Mean Trellis

My Trellis
5 Little Bluebird Eggs
Yesterday while I was clearing the grass and weeds away from my old Rose o' Sharon bush I decided to remove the old pipe that had been shoved into the ground (for watering purposes). As I wiggled the pipe to loosen it I began to hear little faint squeeks. Babies! There are babies under the dirt, I thought. So I kept digging until I found a nest down, down, down in the dirt. Two baby gophers! I will have to admit they were cute! Now I can be a real weakling when it comes to tiny squeeky baby things. Anyway, I went into the house to get my camera and when I came back one of the little gophers was gone! I am thinking that mama gopher grabbed and scurried with all her might with her baby down in the never ending tunnel. So I tried to cover the other one (hubby told me I should have destroyed them) back up. I went back into the house to put my camera up, sat down, Lulu went outside and the next thing I knew she was screaming "Sam, has that little gopher in it's mouth"! Nuf said.

I needed a trellis for my climbing yellow rose bush, Ruth. They sure has some nice ones at Lowe's but they want much $$. I found some scrap trim and made my own. I have no idea how long it will last but hey it never hurts to try!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Duck Visit

I told my hubby a few weeks ago that I wanted to get some ducks. He said no. Pfhhhhhht! Well, this morning God gave me a little blessing. I looked out across the yard and there in a huge puddle were four ducks. Two male and two female. They were really enjoying themselves too! They are gone now (Sam probably scared them off) but anyway, I got to have my ducks...for a little while. :o)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Porch Flag!!

I could not find a porch flag that I really liked sooooo...I made my own!

Friday, April 17, 2009


The Bitter Betties
It's 1:25 am and I can NOT sleep. So here I am blog posting. I will be very sleepy in the morning and my married daughter and family are coming at 9:00 for breakfast. They will be expecting biscuits and chocolate gravy. Ever had chocolate gravy? It is delicious.

I am annoyed with ya'lls president...Obama. What is up with all the kissy kissy of him and Castro and Chavez? I guess he just can't get enough of hugging and lovin' on people that hate America. What is with all the apologizing too? WHO IS HE, REALLY?

Had a good visit with my sweet Tennessee friend yesterday morning. We get on the phone and whine about everything that is sour in our lives and by the time we are ready to hang up we are laughing and a smidgin' happier. She was here last weekend for a funeral and I got to visit with her for a late dinner. Wish she lived close so we could thrift shop together. She is such a hoot!

I am not an avid television watcher and do not follow American Idol or the Britain version for that matter but HOW ABOUT That Susan Boyle? What an awesome voice!

I have been looking for a snazzy new porch flag and cannot find one that I like. Soooo, I have designed my own and it is almost finished! Peek in tomorrow and I might just have a picture of it posted.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Cock-a-doodle Doo!
Henny Penny
One Bluebird EggDogwood BloomsYellow Delicious Apple BloomsYellow Finches

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter 2009

My oldest son with grandson Chantry Lulu and Manda(with child)

Me and my daughters

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Cushions

There is a lot to do before I can get my front porch the way I want it. Mainly getting the two pieces of sheetrock that is leaning against the wall put away..then paint the siding and the porch floor. Maybe add some nice plants. Possibly paint the wicker furniture...blah blah
Well if I don't get any of the above mentioned done at least I have made new cushions! At least we can sit comfortably :o)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simple Fresh Look

I made a couple of pillows to brighten things up in my home. It is amazing the difference they make in my living room. I am thinking of making a couple of solid ones to go with these.
It may be soggy and cold outdoors but it is not staying gloomy indoors!