Thursday, May 20, 2010


In between vet appointments today, I did manage to get my veggies planted. Rain was in the forecast, so I had to act quickly. I didn't really want to plant much, but you at least need a few tomato plants, right? So here's what I planted.
Rutgers Tomatoes-9 plants. I figure I will lose a few to the bunnies! Bonniebell Peppers-1 plant. My husband loves stuffed peppers. Cayenne Peppers-1 plant. It has been years since we dried them and used them for chili.
I went out to the shed and found my old reliable granite pot that I used to use for canning. I am excited to get back to some basics this summer. I want to fill up my pantry with pretty jars of canned veggies!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


My dear bloggin' friends, I must apologize for my lack of posting lately. These days find me in a bit of a funk. My oldest daughter went in for her 2nd ultrasound a week ago Friday and there was no more heartbeat. During her first ultrasound, the heartrate wasn't as fast as the doctor liked, so they scheduled another ultrasound about 10 days later. There was no heartbeat on this day. So she had a D&C the next Tuesday. Things are kind of sad around here these days.

Plus, I didn't realize how long my arms were! I continue to beat myself up about EVERYTHING. I am constantly angry. I can't seem to get anything accomplished. Not to mention, I am seriously lacking motivation these days. I have been visiting my favorite blogs every day. But still no inspiration.

Anyway, I do appreciate my followers. I am not sure which direction my bloggin' will go, but hopefully I will soon find something to motivate me.
I pulled this picture out of the archives. It is a rock formation on the Ohio River down by Rockport. I think it looks like noses.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Thought for the Day

Getting there is hard-going back is easy. I have been thinking about this for a while now. Gettiing there, meaning my goal weight, is hard. Very hard. I have had to make some serious lifestyle changes and break some very old habits. Going back, meaning back to my old chubby self, would be easy. Very easy. I mean seriously, I could eat like there is no tomorrow. Not give a thought what I put in my mouth. Believe me, I think about this all the time.

But there is NO going back. I don't ever want to be that person again. I realize now that I don't think I really liked myself much. Slowly, but surely, I am starting to like myself again. I can try on clothes now and actually look at myself. WOW! I still don't necessarily like what I see, but at least I will look at myself in the mirror.

I do still see myself as 51.6 pounds heavier. Did I just say that? That's it, 51.6 pounds, my total lost to date. Twenty more to go. I saw a picture of myself that my daughter took of me last week. Is that really me?
This is one of my ex-foster dogs Dave. He got adopted in February. He lived with us for 9 months and I do miss him. It was good to see him again. Someone came up to me and said "have you lost an obscene amount of weight?" Why yes, I guess that's what you could call it! Obscene.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Block of the Month

This year I am participating in a Block of the Month at The Village Mercantile. I wasn't sure how I would feel about only doing one block each month. Normally when I get on a roll, I want to finish something. We meet on the first Saturday of each month and the starting fee was $5.00. Bring your completed block the next month and you get the next month's block free. It is possible to have all twelve blocks done by the end of the year and you only pay $5.00. So far, I have been able to get my block done each month. These are all Civil War Fabrics.

and May. I already got my block sewn and ready for the first Saturday in June!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great Sunflower Project

A fellow homemaker brought us each a packet of Lemon Queen sunflower seeds to our meeting last night. Did you know the Great Sunflower Project is looking for people who are willing to grow the annual sunflower "Lemon Queen"? Once the sunflower is blooming, time how long it takes for five bees total --honey or bumble--to stop by for a visit. The data will be used by scientists to monitor bee populations in different areas of the country. You can find out more information about the project and sign up online at So pick up a packet of seeds today!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Great Weekend

What a weekend! We went back to Greenfield, Indiana for my neice's wedding. We moved to Southern Indiana 22 1/2 years ago when my husband changed jobs. We haven't been back since we moved away. I mean we have visited family in surrounding cities, but not back to Greenfield. My goodness, that town has changed. We took the girls back to show them our first home and the home we last lived in before we moved. We hardly could find our way that town has gotten so big!

Here are the cousins. From left to right: My oldest daughter and the mother of my future grandchild, Jennifer. The bride, my neice, Crystle. My youngest daughter, Megan. Then the baby of the cousins, Sierra. It was great to get to catch up and enjoy the wedding. I said when we took this picture, I wish I had the money that is invested in orthodontics so these girls could have such beautiful smiles!