Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hattie Jane Smelling the Flowers!

One of the things my granddaughter Hattie Jane has learned early is to sniff. So everytime she sees a flower she sniffs. So today we went out to the front door to smell the flowers. She sure did alot of sniffing. Then she spied a praying mantis. Oh did she get excited. I think that could have been the first time she had seen any form of bug. So Hattie is walking all over now and her parent say she walks like Frankenstien. She is now 14 months..
I so much enjoy everyones blog. This morn I was so much reading others blogs that I lost track of time and got dressed just in time for my little Hattie to show up for me to babysit her for the day. Anyway bye for now...Sally

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Posting Without No Pictures!

Finally I have gotten some time to post on my blog. Sorry no pictures. My hubby and I worked for half hour trying to figure out to find pictures of our granddaughter Hattie that he just downloaded. He has an old camera that has discs. Usually we cant find any disc that work properly. Long story.. But he swears this old camera takes the best pics. Well I think so also. But I have a digital and I am going to take pics of Hattie this week. So see if we can find them after we download them. Can you tell we are computer illiterate?
So will tell you all what I have been up to besides taking care of Hattie 3 days a week. Oh she is 14 months now. She is a doll. She has been kind of telling you a story with gibberish and her one hand..like really telling a good one. So funny. I said she was copying her parents...so the other day I was talking to my hubby and I noticed I was using the same hand to tell a story...So guess what she maybe imitating me. I'm not complaining. Well back to what has been going on.
We have made a major move April 28th. We have 40yrs accumulation. Like saved all my sons toys,baby clothes...you get the idea. Well plus Ive lost both my parents so have lots of ggrandparents,grandparent,parents things. Plus inventory for my space at the Rusty Pelican. So 4 storage units full. We have been working on getting out of those. So we sold our home that had 1 1/3 acre and bought a new home on a lot. The reason because we didn't want to take care of all that land and lots of weeding. Plus we were driving to pick up Hattie everyday then take her back..So we moved clear across 3 towns to be near Hattie and parents. We really like our new home. We aren't settled yet..still have tons of boxes to unload. But when I take care of Hattie I dont get anything done. I'm not complaining... I have had the hardest time setting up my painting studio..I have lots of stuff. So I have to get started painting again soon.
We've gone to a few family occasions. My great niece Amanda graduated from high school. So was big wonderful party for her. I will miss her. She is off to collage in the fall. She graduated with top honors. Went out of town to my sisters to attend a quilt show that her and her friends put on. My cousin Jane had a space there and sold her wonderful linens and sewing stuff she has brought from Germany. My cousin , sister and I stayed up late to visit and gosh was I tired the next day. My sisters friend has a blog and it is called the galloping pony. She is very talented and makes these tiny quilt blocks in her collages.
We had a nice time on the 4th yesterday. Hubby and I went to American Legion to visit our friends. Usually everyone sits out front and watches the parade which they did but we didn't make it in time for the parade. We had to finish up working on my space at the Rusty Pelican. We had it tore up. So after we visited with our friends we had to rush home. We invited my aunt and hubby's mom for dinner. They are both 92 yrs old. They live in the same complex and they have gotten to be good friends. Hubby's mom drives still... It was last minute decision to have them here so we stopped at grocery store and bought chicken,salads..and key lime pie. I usually will cook but to much going on. After they left we sat out after dark and watched neighbors fireworks. I have to tell you where we lived before we had mosquitos so bad that we couldnt sit out. Here I didn't get one mosquito bite..I am in heaven...we have cool desert nites. Well I have really rambled...So will say goodbye....I hope my next post will have a picture...Sally