Friday, January 30, 2009

Birdseye View.

I've been doing a little bird watching in the morings while getting the boys ready for school and here are a few shoots that I wanted to share with you. The first is the Northern Cardinal. They look so pretty in the winter with a splash of red against all that white snow.

The second is a Tufted Titmouse. I was excited to see this little birdie because I didn't know that I had them in my yard.

I've also been putting out peanuts still in the shell and the Blue jays just love them. I hope to get a picture of them swiping them. The birds have become a joy for me. It's my way of slowing down and taking a little time for me.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Whatca Workin On Wednesday

I made this doll in memory of my grandfather.

Her dress and hair bows are made from one of his shirts. I am making one for my Grandma, Mom and all of my Aunts and Uncles and cousins using his clothes. I made this tag to go with her.That adds up to over 20 some dolls. So I'll be busy for awhile but it's something I'm willing to do. I've decided to use the shirt scraps to make a quilt for Grandma after all the dolls are done. It's something I can do to still feel close to my Grandpa.

In other news we are snowed in.
Finally I've got something I can show for Wednesday. It's been a very long time since I had anything at all to share.
We have snow and way more ice than I care to have. The kids have been off of school for two days now and My Dh did not have to in to work today and I just decided to call off. I'm not gonna risk driving in this stuff. I'm staying in where it's nice and warm. Wayne ventured out this morning and brought in a piece of ice at least a 1/2 inch thick. At one time we were under a Level 3 snow emergency, which means no one is allowed on the roads unless they are emegency personel this eans the Sherrif, ambulances or firetrucks.But believe it or not some people just have to venture out anyway. Not me I'm one to stay home if they tell me too. My two uncles are without powe and not sure when it will come back on. We don't lose power too often so we are one of the lucky ones

Well I'm off to make a few more dolls. So I'll catch ya later -stay warm.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm Back and Thank you

I know it's been awhile since my last post I just had no desire to be online or do much else for that matter.But I know my Grandpa wouldn't want me to sit around feeling sorry so it's time for me to get on with life and living. I first of all want to thank everyone for their kind comments about my grandpa. I really appreciate it.

I really don't have alot to share at this time because DH was in hospital for 4 days due to severe pneumonia but he is home and better now.He was off work all last week but went back today. I am working on ideas for things I want to create so hopefully soon I'll have something to show. I plan to get back to blog reading because I have so much catching up to do. I don't want all my blooger friends to think I have forgotten about them. So I'm of to do some reading.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I Love You Grandpa!

Just a few days ago my world was forever changed and I lost the greatest man I ever knew. My grandfather. He wasn't just a grandfather; he was the father I never knew. But he was more than just a father figure he was my hero, my role model and my friend. He was a gentle man. Never in my 37 years did I hear him raise his voice in anger. He was a stubborn man and things had to be done his way or they weren't right even if you knew it could be done a better way. He just always did it his way. He was always willing to lend a hand when you needed him and hardly ever did you hear him complain. Though I’m sure Grandma did.
He wasn't one to say I love you, He showed his love in the things he did for you. He could fix just about anything and knew so much. He had many stories to tell and even though you'd heard them many times before they never changed and one never got tired of hearing them.
He wasn't just Mr. Fix-it; he could bake a pretty mean pie and made the best ever peanut brittle. He wasn't without his faults nor was he perfect but none of that mattered to me because in my eyes he was Grandpa and that made him perfect. I feel so blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He was an all around great guy and the center of my universe.
My world has shattered and it will never be the same again. But I know that he is in good hands up in heaven and trying to fix all the things that need fixing. Though he is no longer physically with us he is forever in our hearts
He will be missed so much by every one. WE LOVE YOU GRANDPA JOE!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

In Memory

of the Man I lost yesterday......MY GRANDPA
This isn't how I was looking for 2009 to start...What can you say when god takes your grandpa?
I never knew how much it would hurt me ..
In the back of my mind.. I keep telling myself it's a bad dream...
It will go away...........
I have never lost someone so close to me before...
But It's not me who I am worried about........
Please God take care of my Grandma we aren'tready to lose another one...
Please watch over my family...
Let my grandpa live inside of us...
Why did he have to go????
I can only be strong for my grandma but God it is hard....
What do you say to her...
You can't say everything will be fine... when your own heart is breaking.....
I know my grandpa past away doing what he loved......
I hope the God has alot of things that needs to be fixed.....
Grandpa you never stop doing what you loved..
Thanks for everything you did for me.......
I will miss your stories.......
I will miss your pies.........
I will miss your love
Grandpa I WILL MISS YOU........... R.I.P..... GRANDPA TAKE IT EASY!!! IT IS TIME TO REST........!!!!!!!!!!!