May 24, 2009

our trip

We have been gone on our Florida trip since last tues.I am ready to be home.I am not a travlor.Our new to us motor home was great until we ran over road construction the messed something up and the last 500 miles we heard a thumping nose.It was very stressful.We tried 3 places to get repair with no luck.On tues. hopefully we will get it fixed.
The graduation was great.I will have pictures when I get to my own computer.As you can see I have not figured out our sons pc. The font changed on it's own.
have a good day.

May 14, 2009

Beautiful trees / turning 63

I had another birthday today.It was my 63rd. It used to be, when I was young, I thought 63 was old.Funny how you change your mind when you are that age.If you are younger than 50 pay attention.The years fly by after 50----- At least they did for me.
I remember how upset my mother was that my grandmother was still working as a cook in a restaurant at 60. I reminded her of that when she was painting her 2 story house all by herself at 60. My mom is now 82-- soon to be 83. She is still doing all the things she has always done,including a garage sale next weekend.
I have much still to do in this life. I have a list of things to do before i die. I have checked off several.One was to learn to play the harmonica.I did learn one song I can play.Well on a good day it sounds like, Oh when the saints go marching in. I am thankful everyday for the ability to still do the things I want to do.There are lots more aches and pains and i move a lot slower than I used to but at the end of the day I usually get all done I had on my list,and if I don't I just know it will wait for me until I get to it.

Today my good friends Pat and Betty,took me to lunch.It was delicious as always at the Chung Garden restaurant.It is the best Chinese restaurant anywhere.So if you are ever in Iowa Falls Iowa be sure to have lunch.

The trees,this year, are the prettiest I can remember.

I painted the penny dolls face and it turned out quite good even if i do say so myself.The dead line is midnight the 15th.she still needs to get her hair and get dressed.
This was a good day.Hope yours was the same.

May 12, 2009

Beautiful spring flowers

I had forgotten I had a pink lilac bush.It is only a few years old and has not had many flowers until this year.It is beautiful and the flowers smell wonderful.The beauty God creates amazes me.Always.And we are so lucky here to be able to enjoy it.

Our little Maple is finally making some headway. It has been a struggle with this tree.

The garden gals are hiding in the bleeding heart cute.
the gal with the green hat has seen it all.brrrrrrrrr

I am still working on the penny doll challenge.She gets closer everyday.
I took her naked pictures so they can be sent in.Today I painted her flesh color,head and hands/arms.Her clothes are done.The details for her face will be tonight or tomorrow.I am not sure on the hair. I have lama hair I want to use but will have to see what she tells me when her face is on.Gosh I wish I could share her picture. Soon very soon.
take care
God Bless America

May 11, 2009


Well we tried out the new to us RV over the weekend.I have to say it was not great but not bad either.It was good to take it out because we found the axillary battery was not any good.That bothered me because we had a bad smell inside the RV. I ran the fan and it got a bit nippy in the night.I was worried we would not wake up so I did not sleep well.The storage is great and we have everything packed we need on wheels.Bedding,towels, pans, dishes etc all packed .Now we will just have to add bathroom bag,clothes and food.
I do not know how people take driving vacations.I become so exhausted my brain gets fuzzy.The stress of travel just does not seem worth it but because we want and need to see our kids and grand kids ---------so we will travel.I am hoping I will get over this and be able to enjoy the traveling.
Time is running out and there are many things that need to be done before we leave.
More garden needs to be planted the house needs to be cleaned,pets groomed, refrigerator cleaned out the list goes on and on.

The friends we went to visit are building a new home. She gave me a start of her mini iris.You would think I'd have them but do not.
Building a new home is really a challenge.All the choices to be made are really mind numbing.
I took 2 totes of fabric to Sharon, what she does not want she will hand on to some one else, so it will be used.
I am still working on the penny challenge doll only 5 days left to finish so it is priority today,well as soon as i get done on this pc.
till later judy

May 7, 2009


The rhubarb is up and we have had rhubarb/strawberry muffins and our most favorite----- rhubarb crunch.The trees are blooming.

I have been gardening for a very long time and last fall is the first year I have ever seen a peonies plant go to seed, this spring we have baby peonies. You can see the seed pod picture then the baby plants in the grass.I will dig them and pot them.It will be a few years before they will be ready to bloom.

The weeks seem to fly by.There are very few days left before we take our trip.I have made lists so I am hoping not to forget things.I have decided if I do we will just have to buy whatever I forget.I hate to leave my gardens at this time of year.I am also fearful of the rains causing water in our basement again this spring.See why I am a bad traveler?I really do not like to leave home.

I have been working on a doll challenge it is one of the most involved patterns I have ever done.It is a very large doll.I so want to share it with you all but pictures are not allowed until after the challenge is done.That is the 15 of May.I can say she is jointed.She is all cloth with some paper clay.She told me she wanted to be one thing but then changed her mind.I have not been possessed by a doll for a long time this one is waking me up at night with more ideas.It will be interesting to see what she is in the end.

Have a great weekend.