Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday night knitting class

Good morning, I went to knitting class last night and some of the girls are planning a trip to Nebraska to a wool festival. We came up with the name the Happy Hookers to put on the side of the van. Everyone was wound up and it ended up being a lot of fun, not very productive but way fun. The weather here is still cold and rainy, yuk. RD said if it rained on Thursday we were heading home. The neighbor with the mushrooms also gave us some wild Turkey to try, so that is on the menu for tonight. I am still knitting on the jumper for Abby, but I am almost done.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I know that you all think I have been doing nothing lately, since I havent posted a lot, but nothing could be further from the truth. The pink chick and the pink booties are for Abby girl and the gray alpaca shawl and cotton glover were for my sister Stephanie. The pink chick is a coin purse with a zipper at the top. I am currently working on a knitted tunic for Abby and just finished a sweater for Bella, but I didnt bring my camera so no new pictures this week.

Grandma Clapp news

On Saturday Kathy and Crissy went over to Gma Martha's house and planted three new alberta spruce bushes in her front yard for her birthday. Everytime you talk to mom all she can talk about is her new bushes and how cute Kat and Crissy were(like they were still babies) and she thinks her birthdays just keep getting better and better. I guess once you hit eighty who cares about the little stuff.

New Camper

Charlie and Jolene got a new camper isnt it cool. Sometimes I miss our old camper, just because I always had that extra room if I needed it. It is getting the right time to take off for the weekend or any time you can get two days off in a row and see the country. We are in Franklin this week and the spring flowers are beautiful. We got 2 1/2 inches of rain yesterday so RD and I took off and went riding around and then shopped at all the farm stores in Jacksonville. The farm stores always have cool stuff that other stores dont have. One of our neighbors had been out mushroom hunting and brought us last night. Every time I fry mushrooms I think of Libby when she was about 3 or 4 years old and they were home for a visit and she ate more mushrooms they any of the adults. She was so cute standing in the chair like a little bird waiting for the next batch of mushrooms to be done.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy 86th Birthday to my mom, Martha. My sister Stephanie and my Mom came to visist me yesterday. Stephanie helped me clean up the sewing room and the closet. Since I got the new quilt machine I had been throwing things everywhere. What a mess. But with sister doing it, it turned out to be a lot of fun. We had a salad with cucumbers, pecans, grilled chicken and hard boiled egg in it and for dessert I had made brownies. Yum.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stop smoking campaign

Most of you know that I have been trying to quit smoking, so I have been engaged in cleaning and busy work to take my mind off of cigarettes. So far I havent been doing to bad having just one or two cigs a day. I have completely rearranged the dining room and made a new tablecloth that will be burn hole free and with the left over fabric I made a runner for the coffee table. To update you on RedDog's progress, he has not had a cig since last friday so he has been smokefree for over a week now. Yeah!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My new favorite song... What is yours?

I Run to You by Lady Antebellum

I run from hate
I run from prejudice
I run from pessimists
But I run too late
I run my life
Or is it running me
Run from my past
I run too fast
Or too slow it seems
When lies become the truth
That’s when I run to you

This world keeps spinning faster
Into a new disaster so I run to you
I run to you baby
And when it all starts coming undone
Baby you’re the only one I run to
I run to you

We run on fumes
Your life and mine
Like the sands of time
Slippin’ right on through
And our love’s the only truth
That’s why I run to you

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I love spring. My perennials are coming up. Last year I transplanted peonies and I thought that I had killed them but looks like 3 made it. I planted Clematis and they are looking great. My yard is to shaded for me to have a vegetable garden which I would dearly love to have.. I enjoy mowing as long as the temp is not 90 degrees. Best of all the cook outs. This summer I am going to try new things on the grill, more veggies.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Ok all.. It is Q&A time again.... I want to know if ya'll are looking forward to spring and what you love most about it...
I know that I am happy to see Spring!!
I most look forward to the warmer weather so we can use the fire pit!
I get so excited as the grass is looking more and more green every day.
I like to watch budding growth on all the trees and shrubs.
I can't wait to sleep w/ the windows open.

I'm NOT looking forward to the work of putting in the garden and cleaning out last years dead plants from the flower beds.

What do ya'll do in the spring?


Libby, Tanner, Brycen, Brett, Tyler and Brandon.


Hey Ya'll!!!
I'm so glad it is Friday, I still have yet to recover from our busy weekend traveling last week.
We had such a good time seeing everyone, however short:')
Brett got invited to a freinds house, Charlie is helping Keith as a vendor for a fundraiser.
I got invited to some friends..... or I could go to the fundraiser and hang out w/ Melanie.
BUT, I think I just want to stay home.
Maybe I'll change my mind in 30 minutes after I've time to unwind a bit... and get bored:')

Candy and RD, I'm sooo proud of you both for quitting! I need you guys to be around for another 30 years! I'll still need your love, support and guidance when I'm 60!

Will we stop smoking

Hello my ladies, just wanted to update you on our progress using the stop smoking pill. I am averaging about 3 cigs a day and RD is down to 1 cig a day. We started the pills last Sat. night when we ran out of cigs. The most scary part of the whole thing is how civilized we have been about the whole thing. He or I will state we are having a cigerette and the other will say ok. We have only burned one together once this week. I am a little afraid of the Friday trip home because that is where I seem to have the urge to smoke the most. Wish me luck. I am packing us up to head home this afternoon. Hope to hear from all of you this weekend. I will be staying home for a while to mow and do some work outside so if I dont answer the phone be sure and leave a message and I will get back to you. I know we all think our lives are boring, but I would still like to hear what you are all doing . I miss you.
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