Saturday, March 22, 2014


Judy is a master at creating something cute out of thrift store finds! She wanted a little out of the way place to read her Bible devotions and  novels. So this is what she came up with!

Judy's husband is disabled and requires close supervision so she has to be home most of the time! She has created a very inviting environment for both of them!  Pictured with her is Victoria;  their faithful companion!

I took Judy a pot of panseys and she surprised me with this precious little red child's chair. We both like most of the same things so this was a real sacrifice to give up!

Eli our precious"little man" and his mommie Jackie our granddaughter are moving to Utah next week. So Grandpa is doing a last measuring and weighing before he leaves.

Grandpa started his measuring on the door facings with our oldest grandson in 1985, measuring neices and nephews, and the rest of our 5 grand-kids and now great grandson Eli. He had to add another board a few years ago!

What a little man! We are sure going to miss them! But they need to get on with their life now and we do too!  I feeling weepy eyed these day!

Here's what it looks like outside the barn and cottage this Sat as they are sorting and repacking! I fear alot will go to Goodwill!

MY crocus popped up on the first day of Spring to brighten my day!

Been waiting for the violas and panseys to arrive at Walmart They were waiting for me yesterday! HAPPY DAY!
For some reason this picture decided to reappear. So HAPPY BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS TO ALL OF YOU! I invite you to visit  also

Sunday, March 9, 2014


One of my latest paintings, "Grandma and her Cats" is a self portrait. It is displayed in the Harrisonville Library Atrium.

Sadly, "Hamlet" one of the younger cats died a couple of weeks ago. We all miss him!

Eli saw me using the dust mop so on his own he got in the broom closet and came up with his own mop!

Finally got my 2 sets of letters painted and nailed on a black board for the mailbox. I have that picture on my other blog:

Eli loves to go with us and sing at  the local nursing home. The residents enjoy him too!

I found the letters for his name in the block box and painted them all orange so he would recognize them when trying to spell his name

Sometimes Eli goes to church with us and  he gets his hair "wetted" down and combed too!  All for now: Happy Spring!