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Friday, June 29, 2012
written by Joyce Gray at 8:45 AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
While it wasn't exactly like the picture below, we had two lovely family gatherings this weekend and I am pooped.
Nothing I like better than spending time with my extended family and I was really blessed to get a lot of that this weekend.
On Saturday we celebrated a great niece's birthday, she is such a sweet little thing and I love to spend as much time with her as I can. But oh my Lord, it was hot and humid. It was an outside party and it was warm!
Sunday, a cousin and her husband came down from Chicago where they had flown in for the weekend, so we gathered everyone together again.
This was inside, ah, much better. It was fun to talk about old times and family stories.
It was even more fun to spend time with all my nieces and nephews, which is something I don't get to do very often.
They are all growing up so fast, I wish they would stop doing that!
My standing joke with my baby brother is to ask him " how old are you, fifty right?". And he laughs and give his correct age, which right now is 56. And then I moan and groan and yell, you can't be 56 cause that makes me 62, I can't be 62, are you sure you aren't 50?
How dare he get older, doesn't he know he is pushing me right along with him and I am way older than him, ungrateful little punk, the least he could stay is stay 50 a few more years.
This little conversation gets a laugh out of him every time.
written by Joyce Gray at 7:44 AM
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Isn't it strange how you can just go bopping along in life, everything going well, then you wake up one morning and YIKES!!! What happened to my hair.
Yesterday I had a cute little cut, such a pretty natural color with all the lovely highlights and then I wake up today and have a rat's nest with icky gray roots out to here!!
It always amazes me how that happens. I need to win the lottery and then I could afford to have it done every three weeks and I would never have to have to experience that scary moment again.
written by Joyce Gray at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Everyday last week I said those words to Jay "It's Done" and every day I decided I needed to add just one more plant or one more pretty.
But now it really is done, in a few years when the plants spread out it will be so pretty.
Because we are gone so much I have to have perennials and they have to be drought hardy because I am not always here to water them in the summer.
So last year I started by putting in plants all around the fence line.
And then this year I decided to put in a perennial border around the patio.
The last little touch I wanted to add was this stacked pot design my sister had done at her house.
(you should see her yard, it is so gorgeous)
It is really simple, just put a piece of rebar in the ground and thread the pots through the hole in the bottoms.
I used a new miracle grow product that is supposed to retain more water. It is crazy stuff, when you water it swells up and out. Don't think I like it.
So I am now really done.
Or am I.
Remember we put a pad in for the coach in the back yard. Well J is going to put a patio in by the door with a paved path to our big patio.
I thing that patio and path might need some flowers too, what do you think?
written by Joyce Gray at 9:04 AM
Monday, June 18, 2012
written by Joyce Gray at 8:59 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012
written by Joyce Gray at 10:32 PM
My older sister has a non malignant brain tumor. She has had it for a little over six years. It has just sat there not growing, not causing any problems. This year the pesky little thing started growing. And now because it is getting a little to close to the spinal column and her cochlear nerve something has to be done about it.
So, starting Monday for the next six weeks, Monday thru Friday she will go in for radiation. I know she is going to sail right through this and we will get back to enjoying our summer. But because this is radiation to her brain, there might be some swelling, which will cause some nauseous and vomiting as the brain swells in reaction.
So my friends, my blogging buddies, I am asking you to lift my sister up these next six weeks. She is scheduled to go on an annual mission trip the first weekend in August. It's going to be close, but she dearly loves to do this mission trip. She goes to east St. Louis to take school supplies and back packs and school uniforms that have been purchased with donations to the children of that area. She always prepares a craft for the women involved, it is her specialty and I want her to be there to do it.
Please lift my sister up to our heavenly father, so that she will be able to serve him on the mission trip to St. Louis this year.
|Izzie and Weezie|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I have been planning out this perennial garden with a bottle tree for what seems like forever.
I researched my plants, making sure they were hardy and drought resistant. We always take off for two or three weeks in the middle of the summer and I don't want to have to ask someone to come over and water.
I am still a few bottles short, but I have a few people keeping a look out for me.
The pictures make the plantings look a little sparse, but each of them are supposed to spread quickly.
I ordered some rhubarb yesterday, haven't decide where I am going to put it, but J absolutely loves strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb is hard to find around here.
I think the only thing I am missing is a fountain of some type and a kiva!
Good thing J doesn't usually look at the blog, that last sentence would send him right over the edge.
I promised him I was through.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
written by Joyce Gray at 3:06 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Last night the old folks went to out to dinner at Truth to celebrate anniversaries.
|Jay and I were married 42 years on June 6|
|My sister and her husband were married 47 years on June 5|
written by Joyce Gray at 7:30 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
|I can talk him into doing the craziest things for me|
|The boy loves Arizona|
|He wuvs his Izzie|
|There are many times I don't want to let him in my house, but he can fix almost anything|
|Loves to travel|
|Shares his cookies with his friends|
|He is a pilot|
written by Joyce Gray at 7:23 AM