Saturday, November 22, 2014

Advent coming--redundancy worth repeating

Too cold to porch sit. Sad.  No Name bathed in light below porch with rug and container for staying warm.  He ran to see me and nuzzled my leg for thanks when he saw me out with little BW. 

Amazing the joy that comes from smiling boys or friendly furry animals coming toward you.  Hedgie Twins are crawling and putting up their little arms.  Heart melting.  Seems like I might have posted this earlier--bears repeating. 

Prayers needed for my MIL.  She is recovering from a hip surgery.  Recovering is a stretch.  She's struggling to recover.  Hard to watch.  She's always been very kind to me.  Hard to know how to help.  Duke Boy reports feeling diabetic after several hours of the Hallmark Channel while sitting with her.  Tell him he's jaded and thinks the whole world is Morning Joe.  Lots of the world is Hallmark.  Hoping for a Hallmark moment in the ICU. 

Advent is around the corner.  Everywhere I go people are talking about putting up their Christmas decorations.  Hedgie Girl's house is decorated.  My boxes in the basement having a protective layer of potted plants between me and them.  Plants that need watering--they were put there to keep the cold from killing them--shoot.  The Pilgrims on the mantel --either side of that TV--have no readable expression--no mouths--to tell me how they feel about being displaced early by Santas and Baby Jesus x 25 or so.  Maybe I'll resist but then there's the Alabama game...this is why houses are already decorated. 

Advent means coming --not "here"--whew.  Hoping healing is coming too.  I know Louise does.

Peace from the Hooch.
Thanksgiving can have pumpkins too. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Married to Mr. Surprise

Duke Boy is full of surprises.  Even at almost 60 with almost 33 of those spent married to the most beautiful, talented, smartest, kindest woman in the world. Ok, enough about me. Back to him.
Planned a surprise party for him for Wednesday--his actual birthday.  Going to crash Bible Study. Everyone was in on it.  Brilliant plan.  He never cancels Bible Study.  Just ask those folks who have come out in hurricane force winds to go to Bible Study. Suddenly, he has a need to celebrate or mourn being 60 so he's not just cancelling Bible Study---he's taking the ENTIRE day off.  AUGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRATSRATSRATSRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time for Plan B. I'm going to be sick on Wednesday.  He's going to have to help Hedgie Girl with the Baby Hedgies 1 & 2. Now you see where my talented, smart, KIND traits come in.

If you didn't get your invitation to the party and you live close enough to come or you'd like to make the trip just text me or message me.  It's a hot dog, actually chili, slaw, dog thing with oyster crackers that you have to eat with a fork,  it's a valley thing-- supper with BD Cake.

 Wednesday night   6PM
Shawmut UMC 
He will be there. Cody will escort him.
  He might not be bathed but that's ok.  Birthday, 60, let it slide.  FOR ONE DAY. 

Remember--I think it's still a surprise.  He probably is going to tell me that he knew all along and just did this for spite.  Surprise!

Oops--wrong composer

Ok, ok so the Lone Ranger theme is Mozart: William Tell Overture.. I knew all those big booms weren't correct.   Good night, Kemosabe--I'll go with the trusted friend definition.  Just learned that too is in question.  Tonto may mean stupid or crazy.  Not the Tonto I remember.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bonanza or Beethoven

These little darlings made Halloween extra fun

They are so cute they would have probably gotten to vote if they could have read the ballot.

Life has changed now.  Hedgie #1 is pulling up to stand. Whew.  He also will crawl to you when beckoned.  So sweet when he reaches up for a lap. 

Baby Hedgie #2 is still quietly army crawling and snatching passies when he can. 

Spent quality time teaching "Hi oh Silver away" but with music from Bonanza while helping them ride their pony.  My sister tells me that Beethoven's 5th is the music for the Lone Ranger.  She also shared a story of meeting him during a Veterans' Day Parade when she was 5 or so.  He was coming out of elevator and she was with our Daddy. My brother met him too.  This little kid was lone ranging somewhere with my Mom perhaps in her tummy or lap depending on the date.

Hope you're enjoying this lovely fall weather. 

Bluffton Antiques open on Sundays now from 1-5.  Go see my twin sale and get 20% off when you buy 2 items over $5. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

For all the Saints

Chilly day on the Hooch.  Beautiful view of back garden from my cozy, warm couch. Thank you for that extra hour of sleep with DST today.  Know I'll be pouting when it gets dark so quick tonight.  Right now I like it.

All Saints Day.  Lots of saints in my life: my Dad, Baby Thomas, Grandmother Starnes, Glover Brown,
 Nancy King Hare, Myron Uptain, Don & Sophie Gorton, Larry Stephens,

 Grandmother Erwin, Madelyn Ray, Kay & Herb Morgan, The Paulks,

E.B. Box (" if I had time to tell it, you wouldn't have time to listen")

Mrs. Terry, Nancy Harris, Gus Hosey, the Earwoods, Bubba

so many people who have left their impression on my heart and in a good way.  There are many more that I can't remember due to the time change---ha!

I thank God for their presence.  Church today will be sad and happy tears as I remember my saints.

Help me be a saint, Lord. 

this weekend most of my saintly deeds have been with my grand Hedgies 1 & 2.  Such beautiful fun.