Sunday, May 31, 2009

Various & Sundry Blogging

I wanted to sit down and write a post this morning, but I really can't think of anything to write about. My mind is just blank, when it comes to blogging. Mmmmm.

Well, here's somethings:

I bought a bookcase from the unfinished furniture store last week. I was going to stain it, but I really didn't like the way it looked, so instead of brushing the stain on, then wiping it off like you're supposed to do when staining something, I just put on two coats of stain and didn't wipe off. Here's the finished product

I like it pretty good. It's a little dark, but it'll do.

On another note, the neighbor dog Daisy, got into our backyard yesterday, and she and Lilly played some for a while. Daisy is very old and gentle, and Lilly is wild and crazy. Daisy finally got bored with the little tart and headed home.

This morning we listened to a good sermon in our family study time. Mason came and we enjoyed having him. It was just like old times ....a month ago when he still lived at home.

And last, but not least, here's a man and his dog out on the back porch just taking it easy.

That's it for me. Adios!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to one of the two people in this world that I have known longer than anybody else. My sister, Mary Helen. Really it's Mary Ellen, but I call her Mary Helen. She has always been there for me and I've always looked up to her and think the world of her. She is a great person to have in your corner, and I've always known that she is ....(in my corner, that is).

I love you and appreciate you Mary Helen!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Before & After

A couple of months ago I posted a 'before' picture of where I work.  They were doing a big remodel.  Well, it is pretty much finished so here is another 'before' picture (just to refresh your memory) and an 'after' picture (with terrible lighting) It's hard to get a picture without a bunch of cars outfront, so I took it early morning when the sun was behind the building. But you can get a good idea of what it looks like.

Doesn't it look nice? Much better, I think.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Congratulations to Mason!

He graduated from Jr. College last night with his Associates Degree in Applied Science. He will be a Surgical Technologist. And he just turned 18 years old a couple of months ago. Wow!! We are VERY proud of you Reid!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Weekend

Bo & I went to South Texas this past weekend & had a great time. We went to Fredericksburg on Friday and walked up and down the street visiting all the many shops until they closed. Then we went to eat and to the hotel. Fredericksburg is a nice little town.

Saturday morning we loaded up and headed for Austin to visit Jocelyne. On the way we stopped off at LBJ National Park and saw where LBJ grew up and then saw the LBJ Ranch. That was pretty interesting. Here's a picture of his house. He called it the Texas Whitehouse.

We got to Austin around noon, picked up Jocelyne and did a little more shopping and eating, of course. Jocelyne took us to see her new apartment which she is moving into in a few weeks. It's really cute and is she. Here they are:

That night we went to eat again and saw Rudy Rodriguez at the restaurant. What were you doing in Austin, Rudy? And hey, that doesn't look like Glender there with you.

On the way home Sunday, we decided to drive to Izoro and try to find the house where my Daddy grew up. I went there a few times when I was very young and visited it once when my kids were little, so I sorta knew what I was looking for. We found the old Izoro store & post office. I remember visiting it with old Paw when I was
little. It looks just like I remembered.

I knew we were close to the house, but I just wasn't sure where it was. We drove around for a while and finally happened upon this:

It was about the right distance from the road as I remembered it, and there was a man there working, so we decided to stop and ask him if this was the old Jones place. We did, and he wasn't sure, but the more I looked around I knew it was the right place, even though the house was gone. All that was there was the foundation.

The man told me there was a stone that had some initials on it if I wanted to see it. I went over to it and it said Oct 14, 1939 and the initials F.E.J. Hey, that's my grandpa's initials! Cool. The man gave me the stone and I brought it home. It broke in two as we were getting it out of the car. Boo. Anyway, here it is:

After leaving there, we stopped off in Abilene and Bo picked up his custom made cowboy hat, and guess what, .....he liked it. He is hard to please when it comes to hats, so that's good!

We got home about 9:30 Sunday night and it was good to be home. We enjoyed the trip and enjoyed getting back home.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

My Grandboy Broke His Wrist

He had an accident on his bicycle. But then, he had his cast made in black & green, the color of his bicycle. Funny. You'd think he would be mad at his bicycle.