January’s happenings

How’s 2015 treating you so far? Not too shabby here. Can’t say as though there are any real, over the top exciting things that have happened here. Winter is our slow time. Without much snowfall it doesn’t leave a whole lot to do. I mean there are ALWAYS things to do, but kinda nice to be able to just kick back and have whatever kind of days we want. Wait…. We ALWAYS have those kind of days… I forgot!😉

Main thing we have been working on is lighting our big brush piles. The biggest one we lit was about 100 feet long by 50 feet wide. It was probably 15 feet above ground and equally as much below ground! I’m a huge firebug so I was in my element! Poking in the coals, sucking up the heat, just being mesmerized by the sight! Love it!!!


This month we celebrated our sons girlfriends birthday. We went to Texas Roadhouse. For each kids birthday we let them choose where they want to go out to eat and I try to make the birthday dessert of their choice. Allyshas was a chocolate mousse dessert. Never made it before , maybe never will again. The picture far outweighed the taste! It wasn’t HORRIBLE, but wasn’t great. I’d tweak it if I did it again. The meal was great other than the moth in my daughters salad…and her burnt steak she got back when the first time around it was “a bit too pink”.


This month our son and his girlfriend also got a new puppy. She is a black lab and her name is Nikka. She is adorable! I have not yet met her in person but have had Skype dates, and have a bag of goodies for her when I do meet her. I can’t wait! My new grandpuppy-let the spoiling begin!


Our daughter and her husband are expecting a baby in June. I cannot wait! What a blessing! She is going through all the normal can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t get comfy, exhausted kind of stuff. As *A* mom I just say • “Well little lady this is how it is.” As *HER* mom I just wanna take it all for her. If only we could just bottle up all the bad stuff our kids go through and take it. That makes me sit and contemplate just what Jesus went through-for me, for you. Even if it were only you He would have still went through it all, for just one! That amazes me! Anyhoo, here’s the latest prego pic of my little Sammilu.


I’ve been learning to crochet. It’s been a fun, humorous adventure. I have a long way to go but I’m getting better! You will see from the pics I attach where I came from and where I’m at.


I call these my “misfits”. Let me explain…the top left pic you will see is a bunch of “single” booties. Why is there only one of each you ask? Well that would be because I screwed the first one up so bad I couldn’t recall my mistakes to duplicate it for the second one.

The next one would be the single mitten and bootie. Same issue. But you may notice the nice little twist I put on these….the mitten has about a half inch thumb….really practical….and the bootie is fine if you are severely club foot.

Moving straight down you will see a few hats. Disaster….if you have a head the shape of a mushroom, it’s yours. If you have a cone head, you can have it.

Then there is this atrocious bunny lovey. Who am I kidding when I think any child could love such an ugly thing? My hubby begs to differ. He imagines a cute little girl dragging that thing all over the place. I on the other hand see it becoming my grandpuppys chew toy. The face is ridiculous….horror story material.


Now you will see I’ve gotten a bit better. These are some hats and a scarf I’ve worked on. I’m pretty proud of these. Mainly because you can’t see the backs where I messed up.😉


The first little moose hat is one I’m striving to make. It has kicked my butt! The hat itself went great! (It’s the one right below…it’s the dang horns that are killing me!!!) I have finished it. It’s ugly. The pic is below. The next is a “wannabe” baby Ugg boot and a little ruffled baby headband.



The poor ugly makeshift moose that looks like a pig…warthog….crossbreed of a cow and deer….who knows….if at first you don’t succeed….turn it into a dog toy and try try again.

I will end with where I see my life going…..***sighs****



Even Jesus….




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