Sunday, February 26, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
We have been sick! Jake rarely gets sick. I usually get two colds a year. He got very sick very fast and I thought it might be the flu. He didn’t believe me but week later he thinks it might have been the flu. So there has been a lot of this:
We watched Harry Potter and rested (Harry Potter weekend on TV as if they knew). I had a nasty cold (the teachers and children have been passing it around school. I thought I had missed it this year!).
Luckily we are on the mend! Things are almost back to normal. Tissue use is down and we no longer need to buy stock in cold medicines. Hopefully, we are done with sickness for a while!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
I love roses. We had several rose bushes at our house in Utah and only two here. The roses in Utah always got aphids. I tried natural methods to get rid of them (lady bugs – which didn’t work) and had to go to chemical methods. The roses grew very well in Utah (in spite of the aphids). They don’t seem to grow as easily here in the south.
My great grandmother had 75 rose bushes around her home. They were beautiful! Most were hybrid tea roses so the blooms were huge. She worked hard taking care of them. She did need a bit of help as she got closer to 90. My grandparents lived down the street from her and really helped out with yard work and just checking on her.
|Great Grandmother with me (far right) and my brothers, sister and a cousin|
My grandmother also had rose bushes- not as many as my great grandmother but close. The roses were in a square bed with irrigation and stepping stones to make caring for them easier. My grandmother had cut roses all over the house. She usually floated them in brandy snifters. They looked so pretty.
|Grandmother with me (blue pants) and brothers and sister|
Someday I hope I can have rose bushes too (not 75 but at least 5).
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I recently read that the movies that make the most money have patriotism and traditional values as part of the story line. I was surprised. Maybe we aren’t as different as I thought! There is even an award for them. As I thought about it; most of the TV and movies we watch fit in that category. Here's a few examples:
For Christmas, we got the complete set of Get Smart. We have really enjoyed watching them. The Cone of Silence and the Craw! Hysterical! Get the original series. They are the best!
We have all the Harry Potter movies. I love that even though Harry isn’t perfect, he still triumphs over evil.
We also watch NCIS. I love how the military is shown in a positive light and the bad guy always gets caught.
We also enjoy watching the History channel. Seeing what lead up to different big events in history is really interesting. There was a great series called The Revolution which really made the revolutionary war real.
I’m sure the reason this type of movie makes money is most people like characters they can relate to. Most people like the good guy to win and the bad guy to get caught. They like characters who are trying the best they can to make their life better (just like most people). Maybe someday Hollywood will get the message!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.
The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.
Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I saw this on Pinterest and thought I can make that and make it for cheap!
I went to the website for the directions and there were just more pictures so here’s what I did.
I gathered my supplies (get the Diet Coke first):
Felt (Wal.mart only 20 cents each!)
Embroidery floss (I had this)
Copy paper (I had this too)
Stuffing (I used bits of felt and shredded paper)
Cut heart patterns out of the copy paper. Trace the pattern on the felt. I cut both hearts out at once (to be sure they would match).
Add decorations to the top heart (buttons, stars, etc).
Sew the hearts together (I used a blanket stitch). Leave an open side for stuffing.
Stuff the heart and sew it shut!
Stuff the heart and sew it shut!
I made three and they were quick and super easy.
Now I can say I really have made something I found on Pinterest!