Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weekend Ramblin'...

Hello world! Hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine started bright and early last Thursday.  My sisters, Denni & Marsha, & I, took a little road trip to the little town of Forsyth, MO to visit our great-aunt Ruby.  We surprised her for her 95th birthday!  And she sure was surprised!  It was so good to see her and spend time with her.  95! WOW!  I love hearing the stories.....And can you even imagine all the changes she has seen and been a part of in that time?  
We also got to spend some time with cousins, Sarah, Jimmy & Rachel
and when visiting, you are usually challenged to a game of dominoes....which she usually wins!
Before taking her over to Branson for a little shopping, we stopped at
Forsyth Flower Cottage & Tea Room for lunch! Cute little shop and the food was excellent!

And of course you can't be  in Forsyth on a Friday night and not jog on over to Taneyville for catfish Friday at their little restraunt! Oh my! I don't usually order fish out but this is one place I just gotta!  YUM!

Saturday, Jimmy and Jane (cousin & his wife) came over for a little visiting before Marsha, Denni & I went over to The Landing in Branson for a little shopping.  A little more visiting when we got back, then Denni & I gathered our things and headed for home.  Marsha is staying for a few more days.

I'd actually intended on driving through to get home around dark or just after...HA! We found a couple of antique malls that were still open so of course we had to stop!  I managed to find a few treasures!  Most will be repurposed, though, and taken to the Mercantile.  I will post pics as I work on them.

I hope to plan another trip down soon or at least stop by on our way to or from Fayetteville in a few weeks.

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


As my friend, Katt, pointed out in a comment on my previous post, it's been awhile since I posted! I don't know where the past two and a half weeks have gone! Time flies when you're having.....fun? Seriously?

As you can see, my bathroom redo is coming along.  Sllooowwwwyyyy.  I have a little touch up painting on the walls to do (hopefully before I head out the door this morning).  We still have the floor to put down and replace the baseboard trim...my wonderful brother-in-law, Michael, will be helping me with that (ok, he will probably end up doing that while I'm gone this weekend) So when I get home, I can put on the finishing touches and we will have our bathroom back in total working order!!!
We finally started getting some tomatoes from the garden and a couple of cucumbers.   I'm anxiously awaiting the canteloupe and watermelon!  After this years success, or lack of, I don't think I will be putting in a garden next year.  Just not a good gardening year for me... either too much rain or too little time.  I don't garden to can or freeze or for "dirt therapy" to relieve stress, I just want some fresh veggies.  For no more than what I actually use these days, I can get that at the farmer's market and  I'll continue my therapy with needle & thread!
I hope you all are having a great week and have a wonderful weekend.  I'm going with two of my sisters to see our great-aunt Ruby who will be turning 95 tomorrow!