Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Wednesday...

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! Blue sky, birdies singing, flowers popping up.
It feels good...
I need to get some water on the yard. It's so ugly at the moment. They will come Monday to turn the sprinkler system on. I can't wait for my beautiful, lush green grass again!
I got my arrangements all made for going to California next week to see #2 son and to enjoy his Fire Academy graduation. I am so ready for something 'different'. It will be so good to hug his neck and visit with him. I told him I'd like to go see the ocean, about 2 hours away from where he's at. He also mentioned taking me to Reno. I'm trying to keep myself from getting all worked up about getting myself to the airport, tho. I have a 4 hour drive to the airport in Phoenix, from home. I'm going to just park my van there while I'm gone. I saved a bunch of money flying out of PHX vs. Tucson, plus, I got non-stop flights both ways. I also decided just to stay in Jeffrey's room and boot him out to the couch! LOL I told him we could get a blow-up mattress for him, tho. He lives in a big house with 4 other guys, but, he said they are gone most of the time. I'm sure we'll only be there to sleep and shower, so, it won't be TOO bad! We may be going on a couple of trips, anyway, so, we may be in motel rooms for a couple nights. I'm leaving Wednesday and coming home the following Monday. I wish I could stay longer, but, he has make-up work for the Reserves 4 days in a row, starting Tuesday.
I had a very nice phone conversation with #1 son yesterday noon, also, so, I feel very content. Today, I'm going to lunch with my friend, Ruthie. I always look forward to that.
When I get home, I've got some eBay items to get packaged and ready to mail for hubby. I also want to find some time to get in my craft/crap room...I feel the need to make something! LOL
I have a question for anyone reading this....
Do you re-use coffee grounds, and how?? I let mine dry, and sprinkle them on my flowerbeds. What else could they be used for? Leave me a comment with what you do with them. Thanks!
count your blessings...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's For Supper At Your House?


Happy Tuesday!
So, What's For Supper At Your House???

Tonight, we will have:

Bean tostados
Side Salad
Raspberry Iced Tea
Fresh Strawberries with Angel Food Cake

Tell me what you are having!
and, don't forget to count your blessings...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Martha! Martha! Martha!

Hey, girl! My laptop is SICK and your email address is in it...I don't have your email on my desktop...Could you email me so I can keep it on here? I miss ya!
count your blessings...
SherryBee in AZ


  1. Soul :: Train

  2. Fold :: and put away

  3. Breakup :: is hard to do

  4. Will :: Power

  5. Fond :: Memories

  6. Powers :: That be

  7. Ho-hum :: Yawn

  8. Hustle :: Hurry up

  9. Avenue :: Street

  10. Tower :: Tall

can't sleep

I got a phone call about 10:45, from my friend Lynne, in North Carolina. Her son had been killed this evening. 26, on duty, police officer, vehicle accident of some sort. Some of you may know her from her online presence.....Raising5Boyz.
I'm just sick. Please lift this family up in prayer.
count your blessings...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

OH MY GOSH!!! I'm a winner...

WOW! A few months ago I stumbled on this wonderful site -- THE RUBBER STAMP TAPESTRY. I LOVE this place! Well, I just found out that I won a stamp set, complete with inks! WOOHOO!!!
Click HERE to see this set in action! All you have to do is comment on the posts for entry into the giveaways. Susan does a fantastic job showing you how to create with these lil stamps. I LOVE the whole website! Let me know if you LOVE this place, too!
count your blessings...

Monday, April 20, 2009

well, I'm back....

Time slips away from me so fast, I cannot believe it! I think Spring may be here...I thought it had been canceled or something. I've been staying around the house pretty much, the past week. I did go have lunch with Ruthie, Tuesday when she was in town. I've been 'trying' to get my craft/crap room mucked out, and that is a HUGE task! I do have a path in there now, tho! *grin* I did manage to get some cards made really fast yesterday when hubby went antler-hunting. (He did find 2) I don't think I'm done tweaking the cards yet. I LOVE using those new Stampin Up clear Printed Window Sheets. Today, I spent about 5 hours thoroughly cleaning my bedroom. It's going to be a 2-day job, tho, cause I'm BEAT! I did get the curtains, sheers, valances and windows all done. I moved over half the furniture--HEAVY!, including that big bed--ugh. I can't believe all the dust! YUCK! I wiped down all the walls, as I moved and pushed things... I also got most everything out from under the bed! I did have to put a couple boot boxes of some things under it again. But, I feel good about the accomplishment in there so far. Tomorrow, I'll finish it up. The key is to start EARLY, before I lose steam! LOL
Well, hubby gets home 1/2 hour early nowadays (5:15), so, I better get busy and finish getting his pictures of antique doll parts ready to put on eBay.
I'll let him BBQ the ribeye tonight! YUMMY Then, it's loveseat/crochet time!
What are your plans for the week? Hope you have a great week!
count your blessings...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Christian Panties...

Yep, uh huh......
count your blessings....
SherryBee in AZ

Wednesday's Writers Workshop....even tho it's not Wednesday!

Ha Ha! I found this on Mama's Losin' It, and when I read this prompt *see below*, I knew IMMEDIATELY what I could tell about! LOL She has a WEDNESDAY WRITERS WORKSHOP with some prompts. Check it out and join in!

5.) What is an unpleasant experience you had eating? Write a poem, paragraph, or something else about the experience.

This is SO easy! To set the stage a bit, let me tell you that my mom & dad ate alot of 'different' type things. Things I DO NOT eat, even as an adult. I think I was about 8 or 9, maybe younger...suppertime, I was usally a good *big* eater, so, I'm sure I came to the table hungry, after a long, hard day of outdoor playing and running all over the neighborhood til my heart's content. And, look what we have here! Sauerkraut and hotdogs! SAUERKRAUT!!! HOTDOGS!!! Well, thank goodness for the hotdogs, which I didn't particularly care for, but, at least they kept me from starving! Because....I would NOT eat that smelly, stinky, nast-ay SAUERKRAUT!!! It makes me sick to my stomach, even thinking about that stuff!
Well, at our house, growing up, we didn't leave the table until our plates were clean. *I still do this, and it bugs me to no end, when my hubby throws something away from his plate* And, yes, I did hear that speech about all those starving kids in China....more than once! (And, that brings to parents today, still tell their kids that, or do they just warn them of no computer time, if they don't clean their plates? ....never mind, I'm sure alot of parents don't even bother these days.)
I don't know how my three younger brothers (only 2 at that time, and one was probably a baby and got hot cereal) got away from the table...maybe they/he DID eat it? NOT ME! I remember sitting in the DARK *is that considered child abuse these days?* and told NOT to leave that table til it was all gone. I can barely remember sitting there for a L O N G time. I do remember happily RUNNING away from that table, upstairs, to bed!, when I called out to mom...'my plate is clean'.
hehehehe, I wonder what went through her mind when she saw that CLEAN plate? Until she picked it up to take into the kitchen! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA...yep! It was all tucked neatly under the edges of that plate!
I just wanna tell ya tho.....
That little trick didn't work so good with the oyster (eyeball) stew she used to serve us up.....BLECK....PUKE...BARF!!!
Man, my kids should be thankful that my mom, was the 'meanest mom in the world'! They had it easy! I NEVER made them eat weird food!
Oh, BTW....ever smelled LIMBURGER CHEESE???
count your blessings!

Good Friday

Every year on my birthday, my mom will say "You were born on Good Friday". I always wonder what that means...Too deep for my head.

Last Saturday, while at moms, my cousin, Sandy, sent us her work schedule for the rest of the year. I guess it was a 'hint' for setting our 2nd Annual Train Trip to Iowa! So.....We are planning on leaving Albuquerque Tuesday, September 14! Yippee! We haven't actually bought the tickets yet...we will wait to make sure Sandy can get one of the weekends off while we are there. That's a long ways away, anyway. I get tickled thinking about my Aunt Mae getting her notebook/list started! We razzed her alot about it, but, really, it was a great help! Mom wanted to go a bit earlier this year *actually, if you said LET'S GO, she'd have her suitcase out right now! hehehe*. It won't be as cold as it was last October. One thing that I like about planning these trips, is it's a great boost for those old ladies! It gives them something to look forward to, and hopefully, stay healthy...altho both of them are doing great at the moment.
Well, time to get busy around here. I think it's gonna be a long day. Not much sleep, again, last night, ugh.
count your blessings...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

some of my lastest crochet projects...

When I went to moms, I showed her an easy potholder project, to give her something to do. I love making these potholders. Quick, easy, no-brainers! Gotta love stuff like that sometimes. The 2 dishcloths are for a swap I am mailing out. I love the fun colors of these projects.
We woke up to a bit of snow this morning! WTH? Crazy weather...I just hope this cold stuff doesn't kill off all the fruit this year. It was so windy yesterday, it blew a lil storm in. We are supposed to have something else showing up this weekend. I think hubby and I will just hang around the house this Easter weekend. He's pretty tired and wore out from working so much...thank you, Lord, that he has a job! His elbow is almost blown out and he flashed his own eyes day before yesterday. He NEVER does that, so, I think he's just been working a bit too much! Poor guy...50/60 hours a week is a bit much. The money is nice, but, at what cost?
I guess I'll finish up my 'puttering' (tell me you putter, too!) and deliver a bit of AVON, then, come home and make myself a birthday cake. WooHoo! I miss having my kids around. Jeffrey used to always surprise me with something...usually, he'd have some kind of decoration around, and he would have my coffee cup, spoon and all set out on the counter all nice for me. He did call me first thing yesterday wish me a Happy Birthday. It almost made me cry. #1 son probably has lost track of the days, and he doesn't have very good phone service. He'll remember when he sees me tho. Hubby called from 10 minutes to 5...he wanted to know if I wanted to go out for supper, but, we decided to wait and see what the weekend brings. I'm not a huge fan of eating out, so, that's fine by me.
count your blessings...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

And, it's almost over!
count your blessings...

Monday, April 6, 2009

home again.....

I went AWOL for a bit there! LOL Actually, I went to stay with my mom while my brother went to Boise for a week. I was undecided when/whether to even go, but, last Tuesday, the 31st, after I had gotten all my errands done, I figured I better head out, since I didn't know when I'd have the chance again. I enjoy the 3 1/2+ hour drive, once I get on the road. I put my Beatles #1 Hits CD *GREAT ROAD SONGS! HEHEHE* in and savored the beauty of the mountains, as I left town...
I got to mom's right at 6--suppertime! LOL My brother joined us for supper and a glass of wine, then, we popped a movie in. The next day, we left for Tucson about 3:30 to get him to the airport. We had 45mph traffic for about 20 miles, because we got behind a truck hauling one of those HUGE coppermine took up both lanes. If it wasn't so scary *and windy* it would have been comical watching stoopid drivers that didn't know what the holdup was! After we dropped him off, we went back towards Willcox, and stopped in Benson...had to hit Walmart, of course! LOL Then, we planned on going to eat Chinese food, but, it was closed! That whole NEW business complex is in a mess! The ground is shifting under it and the restaureant had the roof cave in! ACK! So, we settled for Wendys. Got home and settled in and watched my favoritest movie...Secret Of The Bees.
Thursday, we went back to Tucson with one of my moms friends. We went to Desert Diamond Casino first...I am not a gambler, but, thought what the heck...$20 was my limit! LOL We ate first..yummy.. then, I found a 2cent machine and spend just about the whole 3 hours on that machine, and the one next to it! LOL I ended up $69 ahead when I left....smiling all the way out the door! hehehe Then, we went to Costco *my first ever trip there* and home. Friday, we went for breakfast at the Truck Stop. I was trying to hook up with my friend, Lucille, that is the manager there, but, she was busy doing her errands.
I was on a mission after that....I had decided I wanted to take pictures of old WOODEN windmills....most are all metal, but, I did find 2 old wood ones right there on the outskirts of town. (AND a snake welcomed me at the first one! YIKES!) Next time, we'll head out towards the old town of Doz Cabezas (you can see the 'Twin Peaks' or Doz Cabezas in the next to last picture on the right side), I think I'll find some out that way. This first picture shows the two I found last! The one of the left is wooden, but, the top is gone....maybe on the one across the road. Funny, how I took all this stuff for granted while growing up around it all *and probably thought it all disgusting anyway, being a 'city' girl and all. I've come to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the desert, and the west in general.

After that, we found my friends from home, that had just gotten to the Elks Club RV park. They invited us back between 4 and 5 for drinks. I vacuumed for mom and replaced the belt on it, and then, we headed to the Elks club. That was a nice visit, but, since, I'm a lightweight when it comes to drinking, we left before the dinner that they wanted to buy for us! HA! We grabbed some tacos and headed for the house. Saturday, after I did a through dusting in the living room, mom took me out to the winery for lunch for my birthday. My friends from home were there! HA! They came in and bought wine. Then, they visited with us while we ate. They wanted us to come back to the Elks between 4-5, but, we decided not to. We made enchiladas for supper and rented Slumdog Millionaire, after our evening walk.
We also got our Iowa train trip tentatively planned! WOOHOO! Hoping to leave Albuquerque September 15!!! Ohhhh, so exciting! I'm sure my Aunt Mae has her notebook out getting things planned for us!
I loaded up and came home Sunday. The excitement for that day was the TICKET I got coming through the lil hamlet town of Glenwood, in New Mexico.....grrrrr! I even told the cop I was NOT happy about that. He got me for going 44 in a 35 as I was coming down the hill into town......Me thinks these states are all hurting for money and will getting people for alert! I don't speed in NM because I got a ticket a few years ago for going more than the 50 MPH posted.....50mph on the highway! GRRRR for over 10 miles stretch. What a joke! As soon as you hit AZ, it's 65, and it's mountain also!
I get so tired driving sometimes, that I have to pull off for a snooze, and that's what happened was a nice little 30 minute nap, til the sun got it too hot in my van. I got home about 3:30 and unloaded, then, decided to go to the store so, I wouldn't have to the rest of the week....that makes me happy!
Today, it's laundry and changing the bedding and general cleaning. I am glad to be home!
So....tell me what your weekly plans are.
count your blessings....