Thursday, October 13, 2016

This and That

As I was looking through my photos, I realized that I had some random ones to share. One of my sharing times in August was about Samuel the Lamanite. I had ordered a Samuel the Lamanite figurine from Amazon, then I set it on a "rice krispie treat wall". It went well and the kids had a great time taking a piece of the wall. But we suffered "sugar overload" for the rest of primary :)

I have been advertising everything on SALE at The Silver Hanger. Things actually went pretty well in September and I had several good sales. October has been bad...looking like "donations" here we come for November.

I did a cute little teacher appreciation handout for September. A little sticky note pad with thought and a few paragraphs for the Teaching No Greater Call manual. I figured out how to copy and paste photos of Christ, from to labels...great for primary items.

As I am working on things for Christmas...I really wanted to get a play kitchen and put it in the toy closet downstairs. Plus I bought some new "play food" items. Now I just need to find a small table and four chairs.

GG Birthday

We had a little birthday celebration on Sunday evening, Sept. 18, for mom. Audrey and the boys were here. A little birthday cake and ice cream. Then a foot soak and pedicure ;) Eli led us in singing happy birthday, by standing on a chair and waving a spoon :) On Monday, mom's actually birthday, she got to go to the cancer center for a ct scan :( Such is life around here these days. Here are just a few pics.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Day...My Life

If I describe my day to will also describe my life these days :) This one maybe started last night, right when I was getting ready to go to bed...about 11 pm. Take mom to the bathroom. Now get ready and get in bed. 1 am...take mom to the bathroom. Go back to bed...some trouble going back to sleep. 5:30 am... or hasn't "buzzed" me again...maybe she will wait until 6:30am , when her radio comes on. Nope...6 am...take mom to the bathroom. Go back to bed, sleep unsoundly until about 7:30 am. Get up, quickly put on some clothing. Take mom to the bathroom and then get her breakfast out. Let's see...what can I get done, while waiting for Ron to show up for breakfast? (it usually takes him about 2 hours from when he gets up, to come to the table.) Oh, get moms cake made for tomorrow. Wait...I still have groceries from yesterday to put away. Better check Face Book, email, the website, and my phone. Got the cake in the oven. I got one box of dresses unpacked from the garage this week...maybe I should pull a couple more boxes of dresses out of the garage, and get photos of them, for the lady in AZ. Oh...breakfast now. Better also start some laundry. My phone rings- from that phone call, I need to make a phone call. Left message to call me back. Take mom to the bathroom. Phone call came back. Spent 30 minutes on that call. Go help mom get dressed and start her laundry. Maybe I should make a list of specific items to get done today...somehow I'm getting side tracked. Okay...go up stairs and get my primary stuff ready for tomorrow. Get on the computer to find another phone number. Oh, look, several notifications on FB. Better check my website again...maybe a new order there...nope. Check email...two accounts to check now. An email asking about the songs for the primary program- where is that list?? Take mom to the bathroom. Fix lunch. Dryer done, hang up clothes. Clean up kitchen table and take mom to the bathroom. Lunch with Ron. Take clothes to the closet. Go out to garage to fill up the bug sprayer...spilled some on the floor. Go to the bathroom in shop to get paper towels. Boy, that toilet needs to be cleaned. Clean toilet. Clean up bug spray and spray the outside of house and around the pool and front sidewalk. Take small sprayer inside and spray corners and door thresh holds. Dryer done, fold moms laundry. Take mom to the bathroom. Go upstairs and finish primary stuff for tomorrow. Oh yeah...I still need to make two phone calls. Oh look...notifications on FB- Ashley just did a cute post- save photo. Find the phone number I needed- make two calls. Another notification about the BGR news letter for Oct. I really need to put an ad in there. Send email for information. Printed out save-the-date cards for the primary program. Answer another email from Chatfields, help her get rid of dresses, too. Take mom to the bathroom. Better start dinner soon. I really want to try out the apple dumpling recipe...maybe I have time to make that while fixing dinner. Not exactly my day for cooking. Over boiled the pasta- got the apple dumplings in the oven, had just put the hamburgers in the pan- yup, take mom to the bathroom. The pasta is mushy, and the hamburgers are tough. The apple dumplings taste great, but need to work on getting the crust to "hang on" better. Ron ate quick, because he had appointment at 7 to help someone with family history. Clean up kitchen. Take mom to bathroom. Clean up kitchen floor. Oh...frost birthday cake, that I made this morning. Now it is after two boxes of dresses to photograph are still sitting in the breezeway- my bag of primary stuff for tomorrow is not completely packed- the bug spray is still sitting in the exercise room- I still need to make salad for tomorrow, and get mom ready for bed. LOL
My plan now (9pm) - drag the two boxes from the garage into the exercise room, go make salad for dinner tomorrow, help mom get ready for bed...then finish up my primary stuff for tomorrow. Then see what happens during the night tonight- ha.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Senior Bday Party

So a bday party for me was nothing like the Rock Star Party- lol. You can see how excited Eli was, in the first photo :) Audrey and Sam cooked some great food for dinner. And...Audrey made two pies. Her first pie crusts ever :) (One coconut and one chocolate pie) This was the Sunday evening before my birthday. Yummy chocolate pie... just ask Noah. (Pic #7) ON my birthday...Ron took me to the TMobile store to get a new phone, then dinner at PF Changs, and then a movie. We had alittle trouble with the movie, because the projector was broken at the theater where we already had tickets. Got a refund there and a couple of free passes. Then we went to another theater, to see the movie Ben-Hur. Ron took his popcorn and drink from the first theater into the second theater ;) All of this just meant we were an hour later getting home than we had planned. And it meant more driving around than planned. So...I'm old enough to get a senior discount at the movies and "senior size" snacks!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Rock Star Party

The theme for Noah's third birthday party was "Rock Star". A lady in Audrey's ward made an awesome guitar cake. He got lots of presents. Lunch was Subway sandwiches and chips. Then chocolate cake with vanilla frosting-- just what he ordered. Ron, mom, and I went. Ben and Shari came from Wiley. Fishers were there...without Rob and Evelyn and her husband came. Eli was especially cute being a rock star and singing and acting with an inflatable guitar :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Eli and Noah Visit

Even though the Andersons come out every Sunday evening for dinner...Eli and Noah don't get to come and stay very often. On Sunday, Aug. 14....right after church...we headed to San Antonio to pick up the boys. Sam and Audrey were flying to Arizona, later that afternoon, for a four-day-date :)
So...we had Sunday evening, all day Monday and Tuesday...then half of the day on Wednesday, with the boys. (I took them back home on Wed. afternoon- Evie met me there at 3 pm. Sam and Aud got home late Wed. pm) The funny story about Eli was him getting ice cream sandwiches and yogurt out of the refrig and taking them upstairs to eat in the bunk room. He was smart enough to be super quiet, early in the mornings...sit on the only bunk bed without bedding (just the plastic cover)... not spill anything... and told the truth when questioned.  He was not smart enough to get rid of the evidence :)
The funny story on Noah, was when I gave him a small bottle of Gatorade in the car, to drink on the way home. He never opened it at all, he carefully held it with both hands in his lap, all the way home. He said, "I can't drink it in the car- I will get it all over the place!" Wonder where he heard something like that?? :) On Tuesday evening, we watched a couple of movies. One was the "Ice Age". The best part was us, watching the boys, watching that movie- they laughed, and laughed. I got a few pics, but not very many...I was busy- lol. Sunday evening was rainy...the boys still played outside for a bit, in their Sunday clothes. Monday was rainy all day...that was pajama day...even to go outside and feed the wildlife. Ron was great help with the boys. The only time that he "checked out" on me was Tuesday morning when I was trying to get myself ready, get mom ready, and get the boys dressed and breakfast. Ron's shift that day didn't start until after mom and I left to go to the cancer center in San Antonio. (that trip wiped out the rest of the day). Ron did lunch and swimming by himself that day.

Some More Company

After the Berlings left, I had a couple of days to regroup, wash bedding, and shop for groceries, then Mike and Carrie and the boys came. We went to the Chinese restaurant for dinner on Thursday evening. Ron had his normal temple shift on Friday... and Mike and Carrie also went there for a short time. Friday evening, after Ron got home, there was evening-river-swimming :) On Saturday Andersons came out and we had some good cousin time, swimming, cooking, and games. Sam and Ron cooked salmon, chicken, and shrimp on the grill for dinner. Everybody spent the night Saturday and then they all went to church at Alamo Ranch. I didn't get any pics at all. Good thing Carrie took a few.