Wednesday, September 28, 2011



I don't know if you can follow these pictures or not, but here's how it goes. A while ago I thought it would be nice to have a "circular" driveway so I didn't have to back up to get out all the time. (And of course I never did it right! Was on the grass, crooked, etc.) So the other day I heard the tractor and went out to look and there was Ronnie pushing down small trees and making me a new road/driveway! I was a happy camper.

This first picture is a shot of the existing driveway and shows the new one going off to the left. Our house is behind that little copse of trees.

Just another shot of the new road winding to the house, with Patch watching!

And these two show the new road merging in to the existing drive where I park my car.

And this one shows the drive veering to the right meeting the main drive by the pump house and heading out to the road.

The drive is really not circular - I call it tear-drop shaped! But I love it! Of course it needs some rock/gravel, but we are waiting to get it packed down some before doing that. There were several deep places where trees came out that need the dirt to settle. Anyhoo, husbands are handy!!

That's all for today. Until next time, take care and God bless you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



Oh my gosh! Two days in a row! :) That's a good start to the Fall Season.

Last Saturday Ronnie and I took about an 8 hour road trip. We went East on I40 towards Oklahoma City, looking for a Mall that we had stopped at a couple years ago. Unfortunately, we did not find it; I guess it was further than we thought! We drove about 30 miles past where I thought it was, then turned around and headed back. Went to Henryetta and stopped at a WalMart - I was looking for a certain sewing machine. Nothing. So we continued on using state highways as opposed to the Interstate.

This is my new sewing machine, which I finally found in a WalMart store in Okmulgee, OK. My plan is to learn to quilt things like place mats, table runners, pot holders, luncheon cloths, etc., so I thought I should have a sewing machine to make the things to quilt! Now I just have to learn to sew and quilt! :) So far its not going so well, but I'm going to go to a quilt shop and get some help!

We also found a Payless Shoe store in Okmulgee where I was able to get a new pair of mule tennis shoes I'd been wanting. They are not exactly what I had in mind, but will do. Then on through the beautiful countryside to Muskogee and the Golden Corral for supper. Then a stop at our friends house to pick up some embroidery hoops and a chicken table runner that some of you would love! and a short visit; then home. The plan is to make a chicken runner using hers as a pattern. Will keep you posted on that! :)

All in all, it was a great day - after the fussing about where the Mall was! Hope you all had a good day. I am so thankful for what God has provided for me in my later years.

Until next time, take care and be safe.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sad Day


It has been a long time since I've posted. I guess because the summer was so HOT and long and there wasn't a whole lot to "blog" about! And it hurts to start in again with this story.............

Over Labor Day Weekend I gave my friends Eeyore and Jenny to a new home.
That's Eeyore on the left and Jenny on the right. They are looking at me as if to say, "What ARE you doing?!"

If we run really fast, they can't catch us and we'll be okay Jenny.

Ronnie and Uncle Tom think they can coax us close with some food...Ha!
We see that lasso in your hand!

Here's Jenny getting the old Heave Ho into the trailer beside Eyeore.
FINALLY! It only took about 3 hours to get to this point............

And away they go down the drive towards their new home. It was a sad time I tell ya!

And so it goes. Because the Summer was so ungodly hot and there was no hay to be bought, and the grass had all burnt up, and I couldn't afford enough grain (which wasn't enough to sustain them anyway) I decided to give them away. A very nice woman saw my ad on Criag's list and wanted them for her 20th anniversary present! She was very excited and I'm pretty sure they will have a good home. She lives in the country and has horses and pastures and ponds and surely seemed to love my donkeys. She called me later in the day and said they had unloaded easily and Eyeore was happy to see the horses!

It still hurt to give them up; who would guess you could become so attached to two donkeys in such a short time. I think I only had them about 6 months. But as they say: life goes on. Until next time I wish you well.
God Bless you and keep you safe.