"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

Friday, December 30, 2011

Awwww and OUCH!

Awwww, is this sweet or what? Made me smile. I found this on another blog. Tanya I hope you don't mind that I copied it. It is just too cute.

Ok, I know that I have not posted since Monday. This is one of the reasons why....On the Thursday before Christmas I had a tooth pulled. I decided that since it had been bothering me a little for 3 days that I should go in and see if it should be pulled.  I didn't want to have it bothering me during Christmas weekend. Well, I would have been able to handle the little annoying pain of that compared to the HUGE EXCRUCIATING pain following the removal. 
My goodness!  I don't know what happened but I was taking tylenol like crazy for 5 days.  My dentist was out for the holiday til Tuesday night.  I even went to the ER at 5am Monday morning after not sleeping at all cause the tylenol decided to stop working. They gave me a stronger pain killer and I went home. Tuesday afternoon I was able to get the hole packed with some chewing tobacco. lol  The dentist said that is what it looked like.  I had to see it cause I didn't know what chewing tobacco looked like. To me it looked like a brown hair ball . Yuck, and he put that in my mouth?? lol Anyway, I am doing better now.

Well I should go. It is late or early whichever you'd like to say, 2:14 am.  Have a wonderful Friday. Thanks for stopping by.  Take care

Monday, December 26, 2011


Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. :)

This post will be short. It is 3:38am.  I really should be in bed. I will try to write more later.

Take care all, ((Hugs))

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi there,   It is now 2:14 am.  I haven't turned into a pumpkin yet. lol  And I guess Santa won't come til I get to bed. Oh well.  I am up making chocolate cupcakes to surprise my husband when he gets up. They are for me too. I am a chocoholic. They will have white frosting, yummm.  And I will probably get most of them since he shouldn't be eating them.
I am also talking to a friend on the computer. He is talking about the prophecies of Daniel and Revelations.

This Christmas it will just be my hubby and I. We usually read from Luke of the birth of our Savior.  I am so grateful for his life, for his teachings, his example. He loves each one of us so much. It is amazing. 

I would like to say to each of you my new friends...Have the Merriest of Christmases. I pray that you all feel the PEACE that Jesus can give you this day and always. 

(((((Christmas Blessings and Hugs)))))

Friday, December 23, 2011


Hi there, I hope everyone had a great Thursday.  We did get our 6 inches of snow all of which had to be swept off the car this morning so I could go to get a tooth pulled. 

That is the OUCH!  :)  For the past 3 days it has hurt when I've gotten up.  I didn't want to not do anything about it cause it might have just decided to kill me over the weekend and that would not have been fun. So I went to get it checked and the DDS said that it should be pulled.  The only time it hurt after that was after the novacaine (sp) wore off 4 hours later. WOW, that hurt but just for a minute I made the mistake of letting water get in that side of my mouth, won't do that again. I am doing fine now. I will get to rinse with salt water tomorrow :)

Then the BRRRR is, we are going to get down to at least -1 degrees tonight.  A couple hours north of here is going to get -10 so it might get us too. Not sure.

Anyway, I should go. Have pasta on the stove and I'm a little tired. Take care all, and Merry Christmas to those who I won't see here again til next week.  ((( Christmas Hugs)))

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weather Update

It is 2:45 am. and 15 degrees.  I have just come in from sweeping snow off the porch/deck for the 3rd time.  I think we have our 6 inches. And it is still coming down. It is pretty. :) It is nice that it is light snow and not the heavy hard to sweep or shovel kind.

Anyway, sometime soon I have to go to bed lol.  Not sure how soon though. Not sure if  I'm tired.

Take care

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weather Report, Welcome Angela :)

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great Wednesday evening. And Happy First Day of Winter.

Here it is 18 degrees or so and snowing. According to the weatherman on KSL TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, the mountains  are suppose to get 3-6 inches of snow. I hope we get 6 inches.  We are kinda at the same elevation as the mountains are. I think. We have snow on the ground still from , my goodness, maybe a month ago. But only where the sun can't melt it.  Now it is covering everything. It is snowing lightly now though.

It may not snow on Christmas but it will be a White Christmas ( I love that movie ) with the snow on the ground.

Sorry that I have not been keeping up with posting here and commenting on your blogs. Things have been kinda crazy here with my hubby's problems and other problems I have had to deal with. But we will get through it. :)  Thank you all so much for your sweet comments :)

To those of you who won't be here till after Christmas, have a wonderfully Merry Christmas.  And to the rest of you, see you soon and have a great evening and and wonderful Thursday. Take care, ((BIG HUGS))

Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa Baby

Good morning everyone,  

It is 6:14 a.m. here. I have not been to bed yet.  I finished what I was doing on the computer about an hour ago and went to go to bed. But my husband was awake and hungry so he got up and I turned on the  TV.  
Then I heard him call me from the other end of the house. He said he was feeling weak. I went to him and saw that he was sweating, and had beads of perspiration on his head. Uh oh, low blood sugar. So I checked and I was right. The meter read 51. So I gave him a couple teaspoons of honey.  It is going back up, slowly.  He is also eating something else which will also help it go up. You have to be careful not to give too much sweets because it can go up quickly and be too high.
My goodness.

This evening, well Sunday into Monday, I was visiting with friends on the internet. I have a religion chat room on a program called Paltalk. I was on Paltalk but in a friend's room chatting when this friend decided to play songs that he sang and recorded on a music site.  I remembered that about 4 years ago or so I had recorded one.  He had kept it and played it several times in his room.  I asked him if he still had it.  He found it and played it. Would you like to hear it? http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/b4ddcb90
Just push play. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Pillow Giveaway

Hi everyone, I just saw this great Christmas Pillow.  It is a giveaway on http://hearthsidehappenings.net  If you are interested, go to the link and comment on the post with the pillow.  Good Luck. Back later I think. Take care.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Nippy, Christmas Tree, Help!, Dinner and Henry Winkler

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great Thursday.

It is a bit nippy here. I don't want to even open the door anymore today.  I have to though, a few more times for Princess Downy. :)

I put up a little Christmas tree just now. It sits on one of the tables that I use for my craft work.  I put a rustic quilted pillow cover underneath it. It looks nice. I will try in the next little while to get a picture of it. I will have to put it on here after Christmas with other photos that I have mentioned. I don't have a digital camera yet. So I have to get the pictures developed and it takes a while.

I am in need of some help from any of you who  knows how I can make a three column minima on blogspot.  Well first I need to know how to get out of the new templates I guess. I created a new blog for my business. But it only gave me a small choice of templates and said I could change it later. So I chose the Simple template. I think. So what I need to do first, I guess is find out how to switch back to where I can get a minima and then make it a 3 column.  Is that possible?? Help help!

I think we are going to have breakfast for dinner tonight.  French toast and eggs. I don't have that too often.  Or maybe pancakes...no, too many dishes to wash.  I don't want to be in the kitchen all night lol

Tonight is the movie 'The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.' Henry Winkler is in it. He cracks me up.  I love that movie. :)

Well I should go.  More later maybe. Have a great evening.  Take care.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Powdered Sugar Snow

Wow! It has been 3 or 4 days since I have written anything here.  Hubby, (Mel) was having a bad few days. He is doing a little better now. Thank you for your prayers.

I wish I had a camera right now. The front porch/deck is sparkling. :) Sure is pretty. And slippery. there will be one more trip outside with Princess Downy. BRRRR It is supposed to get to 12 degrees during the night.

The weatherman on the Salt Lake City, Utah channel that we get up here showed pictures of a home on South Temple Street, right downtown. It had decorated trees out front, just lightly dusted by the snow. He called it powdered sugar snow. :) I like that.

It is almost midnight. And I still have some things to do before going to bed.

Take care everyone and have a great day. ((hugs))

Friday, December 9, 2011

Roller Coaster Ride, Anyone?

Ok, it is 3:38 am.  I have been wondering for a while if I would have the umph to write a post. 

A friend on msn messenger asked me a while ago if I was going to post tonight. I said that I wasn't sure. I didn't know what I would write about. He said call it 'Roller Coaster Ride, Anyone?'  He was referring to the one my husband and I had just been through this evening. It made me also think about another 'ride' I went on about 15 years ago or so. Well, here goes.....

My husband has had health problems since I have known him, about 10 1/2  years. He is diabetic and has gone from trying to control it (his blood sugar) with insulin then pills and back to insulin again.  We have had many low blood sugar times. It is scary. And it always happens at night, which always makes it scarier for me.
Up until this past May he has taken care of himself. Like set up his meds, done is own blood sugar checks etc. Then that all changed.  The first week of May he had a series of mini strokes.  He was in the hospital for a few days then sent home. The strokes didn't seem to cause any physical problems, just mental.  His brain was not working well, he would say the wrong words. But it wasn't too bad.  Then a month later it happened again. We were getting ready for church, he had been having huge headaches for days. Which by the way is not a normal symptom of a stroke. We had come into the bedroom hand on his head and in pain. I had to leave the room for something and came right back and found that we had thrown himself on the bed and was pounding on it. His headache was excruciating. So needless to say, instead of going to church we went to the ER.  

The CT scan showed that more mini strokes had happened. That the main artery on one side of his head was completely blocked. So my non expert opinion was that the horrible pain he was having was from the blood flow being stopped and built up and it put pressure on the artery wall.  And it had to go somewhere so it pushed its way through somewhere and rerouted itself. :(  Part of this side of his brain is atrophied. Meaning dead. And it effected his memory and his speech.  He spoke fine and understandable but would say the wrong words more than before. This time he was in the hospital for a week or so and then in a nursing home for a month.
The doctor ordered a speech therapist and she came and did 'think' therapy.  He had to learn to think with a different part of his brain. Thinking is more complex than we can imagine.  He has problems also with telling time and reading and knowing the days and things like that. He is frustrated alot when he can't tell me what he is thinking or what he wants.  He knows what he wants to say but when it comes out it's wrong. :( Sometimes he is ok and says everything correctly. That is good. :)

The 'ride' though is that his blood sugar to day went from 391 way too high, to 59 way too low in just a couple hours. Too much to deal with sometimes. :(

I am taking care of his meds now and doing his blood sugar checks and injections. It has been a very trying time.  But we are getting along. I do need a break. Writing here and visiting with you all helps me a lot. I am glad you are here.
Ok the other 'ride'...
When my son and I lived in Utah we went to a place called Lagoon. It is just north of Salt Lake City.  There are rides, games, places to eat. And an Old West area where you can ride horse and wagon and get your picture taken wearing clothes from the 1800's.  This year a new ride was opened. The Colosses. I don't know if I spelled that right. It is a giant roller coaster. My son and I got in. I felt that there should have been more cushioning around the neck and head. I held on to him as best I could so that he wouldn't get whiplash. It was a great ride. I have not been on one since though. This ol gal  ended it there. lol
As you are riding around and come to a certain place a camera takes a picture of you.  I was thinking that would be a nice memory to keep. Well, when the ride was over and we went to get our picture I was just sick. :( Not from the ride but from the fact that the boys who sat behind us obviously knew where the camera was and decided to put their middle fingers up in the air as we went by. So it spoiled our picture. I had to mark it out. Oh well... life  goes on. 

Anyway, those are my two 'rides' to remember. I think I have written a book here. lol My goodness, took me about 50 mins to write this. Wow!
Hope you are having a great Friday. Take care ((HUGS))

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Whew!  I got it back. YAYYYYYYYY!!  Thank you Lisa for wanting to help and ask your son. :) Thank you for caring and for the nice comments you always leave me.  

I was just in tears.  I thought I had lost everything. Sniff. :)  I was ready for a little white jacket and a padded room.  
When I got it all back the colors were all wrong so I fixed that. Except, there is light blue in places now that is hard to read. I don't know what to do to fix that.  I guess I will figure it out.

Anyway, I am ok now. Have a great evening and a wonderful Thursday everyone. Take care :)


Help! Help!  As you can see, I have done a dumb thing. And in trying to get help to undo it I have forgotten what I did so I can undo it. Oh dear :(   I wanted to see if I could make this a 3 column blog. Know I have a Template tab instead of a Design tab.  It is the difference between Classic template and whatever else.  Now everything is gone...Does someone know what I can do to get everything back to how it was?

With things this way I don't have the page element and gadgets so I cant just add things back.  The only way to add things now is by HTML.  I am an old, well slightly old lady and I don't know how to do that stuff lol
Help, Help! Please...Take care all.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cold Cold Cold Cold...did I say its cold?

Hi all, I hope you had a great Monday.  It is now 2:06 am, no matter what the posting time will say down below. :)  The weather thingy on the sidebar says it is 2 degrees.  The yahoo toolbar on my browser says it is 4 below.  BRRRRRRR

Today my car door lock was a little frozen.  And the car windows were a lot frozen. Saturday I went to Subway, a sub sandwich drive through place here and had to open my door to order, brrr.  And when I got to the window I had to open the door again to pay and get my food, cause the windows were frozen shut, brrr again.  And Sunday was cold too. brr

And tonight, the last two times I took Princess Downy out to go potty, I stood in the doorway waiting for her and freezing lol.  More brrrr.  Ok, all this brrrr-ing is making me cold again. lol I will stop now.

The winter weather here in Evanston, Wyoming  is nothing compared to the winter weather in Rawlins, Wyoming.  We lived there for a year and a half. The wind there is fierce. Rawlins is out in the middle of nowhere.  There are no hills, mountains, or trees to break the winds.  Rawlins is a nice little town where everyone has the same hair style, the windswept look. :)

When we were there, the winter winds were so bad that the siding on one of the buildings in our apartment complex was torn off.  When it snowed and was windy at the same time, it was nuts to even go outside. Temps of 20 below or colder. Car doors frozen. Lock to the front door of the apartment frozen.  We had to use the neighbor's hair dyer on the lock. lol.   Oh and it was smart to go to the bathroom before coming home cause you never knew when the lock would be frozen and you'd be  dancin' while using the hair dryer on the lock. :)

We lived on the top floor of our apartment building and the wind was so bad that I thought for sure it was going to whisk us away and drop us in Munchkin Land. One windstorm made the part of town near downtown look like a war zone.  Signs down all over.  Trees that were a hundred years old or more ripped out of the ground. Cars smashed by trees. Trash everywhere. Wyoming has its own "Windy City".  Wait, didn't I say I was going to stop talking about the COLD?  LOL, silly me.

I loved the town though. It was small. The people were nice.  Our church friends were so sweet that I wanted to just bring them all with us when we moved back here. I sure miss them all. 

Well, I should go. It is late and I have a few more things to do before bed. Have a wonderful Tuesday . Thank you for your comments and for visiting.  Take care, ((hugs)) 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Ponderings....

Hi everyone, I  hope you all have had a wonderful Sunday.

Tonight's Sunday Ponderings  is not about spiritual things. It is about the weather. Yes the weather. I was sitting here thinking about how nice and cold it is outside. The  wind blowing great gusts that shake the house. The snow falling. How I love that. Then all of a sudden the cold was inside. LOL

Yep, the last great gust of wind that shook the house came right down the chimney pipe to the furnace and blew the pilot light out, again. This is the second time, I think, in two weeks or so.  My husband can't fix it. And I don't, well didn't have a clue. So I had to call a friend to come down and fix it.  It was 9:30 pm.  I don't like to call people after 9 pm.  They were already in their jammies and ready for bed. Oh dear. : (  But said they would come and help.  On top of that they lived up on the hill. The roads there are steep and windy and slippery.  With the snow and ice and 8 degree temps, which is supposed to get down to  at least -2 or more during the night, I was worried about their drive.  

NOT a good time to have no heat either. I was glad that this hadn't happened any later in the night.
So tonight I got a lesson on how to relight the pilot light.  And I will go to the store tomorrow  and get long stick matches. I think also, that the chimney top on the roof needs replacing. I think it is broken and that is why the wind can get down into the furnace.

That was the highlight of our day lol. Oh and the Greenbay Packers won. They are still undefeated this season. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY PACKERS (that's for my husband, he is a big Packers fan)  We got cable again and he was able to watch the game today.  I am glad he was able to see them win.

Well, gotta run, it is late. Have a great Monday. Take care 

Friday, December 2, 2011

You Inspire Me

Yes, you inspire me. :)  In the few weeks that I have had this blog I have 'met' many nice people. Many women who are good, caring, and fun to know.  I am in awe of your talents. You make wonderful crafts and home decor, own and run craft businesses, you are brave in that you want to live on farms, homesteads and raise you own animals and food.  And you cook and bake everything from scratch.  


I ALMOST want to be a 'from scratch cook' again." :)  I say almost because I am not quite there yet.  I am close.  I am 'thinking' about the smell of bread baking in the oven, of making cinnamon rolls, scones, biscuits, even  pies. I haven't been able to do this in a very long time. But I want to.  Keep it up ladies, I'm almost there. :)

And I totally love the crafts that I see on your blogs.  The vintage, old fashion, primitive style.  That is type of things I will be making in my business.
I also love the unique-ness of your blogs. 

I am so grateful for being able to 'meet'all of you and follow your blogs. I love getting comments from you. I especially love the 'togetherness' that is there when some one is in need of prayers. I know that prayer changes things. It is a great thing to see the big and small miracles.

You are in my prayers.  Have a wonderful Friday. Take care

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Already?? :)


Wow! I can't believe it is December already.  I love this time of year. I have probably already said that in a post somewhere. lol
It is snowing here. Only lightly. And the wind is blowing a lot. It is 1:12 am. 

WHOA! Just had a huge gust of wind here.  It rattled the house and knocked things around on the porch, I think. I hope it doesn't blow out the pilot light in the furnace like it did last time. BRRRR was it cold in here then.

Just wanted to say hi and have a good Thursday. Love the snowman picture.  Take care all.