Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Got this fortune cookie at lunch today.  Asked my HD where he was taking me. He said "Across Lake Worth bridge, home to Azle!!"  :0(

Hmmmm, this was his cookie fortune?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sewing Machine Cover

I finally got around to making a cover for my main machine. It is a bit tall for it but covers nicely anyway. Looks good too!

Vertically Challenged?

Is there a conspiracy against vertically challenged (short people)?

We sit on a couch and by the time we sit all the way back, we are like Edith Ann (from laugh-in fame), AND THAT'S THE TRUTH!

When you buy pants or skirts, they are always longer than you want 'cause they are made for taller people.

In the car, even our small car, (known as "the toaster"), we cannot get away from the sun because the visors are made for TALL people! So we made a "fix" -  we hope for that problem. We still have to test it out more since today is the first day of sunshine since we made it.

We took a piece of thin plexiglass, cut it to stay within the legal limit of shading down the front windshield and painted one side black. It covers the space between the visors where the sun is a real problem. Drilled two holes for a zip tie to attach it to the mirror mount. Doesn't look bad either.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Puppies visit with Grandpa at the rehab center.

This morning, we took Daisy and Darlin' to visit Grandpa at the rehab center. He was not feeling his best today but was very glad to see them. He LOVES the puppies, but I think his favorite is Daisy. Daisy, at 20 months, is a little more settled than our Darlin' puppy at 7 months old. They love Grandpa as well.

They only escaped the room once, when housekeeping opened the door. They took off down the hall to visit some more with other residents.  Almost all the staff and residents were petting them and talking to them.


 They do give sloppy kisses!


 More sloppy kisses!

Finally . . . Christmas in Flower Mound.

Last Sunday, after attending church with our DD and family we got to have our Christmas with them. Things just did not work our well for the whole family gathering in December and other things just kept popping up but we finally did it.

I did not take a lot of pictures but here are the ones I got.

New spice rack for the kitchen.

To keep GS warm on his bike ride to school.

Keeping little GD fingers busy!

Bike helmet for other GS bike rider.

Dodge Challenger was a hit!

Tea cup with a LID!

And the most appreciated "tool set" - all in Chocolate!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

More Christmas Pictures.


Dozer gets a hug from Emma.

Then the snow came on Christmas Day! Beautiful.

Mom always feeds the birds.

Dozer opens his present.
 He likes it!

Jerry and Darlin'.

Mom and Daisy.

Jay & Darlin'.

 Jay, Darlin' and Mike.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas in Amarillo . . .

From the Austin area, we traveled to Amarillo for a Christmas Eve extended family gathering. I can't remember the final count but think it was between 60 and 70 people at my sister's home. 

We always have a good time there with gifts for all the kids and men's and women's gift exchanges, not to mention all the good food and visiting.

A scavenger hunt game kept the older kids busy for a while. And the sock critters made by DD were a big hit. In fact, she got some orders to make more of them.

We planned Christmas Day lunch at Mom's house but when it started snowing, HD decided he'd leave for home before it got really bad. He left for home early to check on his Dad, who is having health issues. I stayed there since my DD was coming up for a few days and I rode back with her. It snowed most of the day and think there was about 5 inches on the ground. I stayed with Mom a few days and then to my sister's where DD was staying and really enjoyed the whole visit. Wish it wasn't so far so we could visit more often.