Friday, February 20, 2015

Freaky Friday...Dungeon Find

Look what I found when I was sorting through stuffed animals in the dungeon a week or so ago! A headless lamb! Absolute proof that I never throw anything away! Ha! And does she throw it away now, you ask? Of course not! The head is bound to be down there....somewhere......Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"That is Dusty"

Last week when we had the kids one day, Tyler looked at the bottom of our coffee table and informed me it was really dusty! Ha!  And that was sooo true!  He has said this before and I give him a damp cloth and he cleans it for me..He really likes cleaning that....So much so that the last couple of times he has gone on to clean dust off various other surfaces...What a helper! and he never lacks for something that is dusty around here! Emily even got in on the action!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Cahokia Mounds

I found this little guy in the basement last week...When the kids were in elementary Summer School, they would go on field trips. Only two parents from each class were allowed to go along.  When they went to Cahokia Mounds, I didn't get drawn to go along....Sarah was put into a group with other kids and while there they went to a gift shop. I didn't know they were going to do that and I hadn't sent any money...another parent (Lisa B)  bought this for Sarah.. I always thought that was a really sweet thing for her to do! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015


We found out between Thanksgiving and Christmas that our daughter and son-in-law are expecting twins! Every year when I get the Christmas things out I use these little china babies....Not sure where they came from, but my Mom gave them to me years ago....including two little pieces of lace and tiny baby beds for them made of a brass looking metal. The beds are in need of repair, but I still have all the pieces...and the two pieces of lace. I usually put these little babies under a mini-tree when I do the Christmas decorating, or sometimes with other little figurine things...and yes, these are not really holiday decor, but that is how I have used them.  When I got them out I thought about the twins and decided to leave them out when I stored the Christmas things away....I have them displayed here in the living room and think of the babies whenever I see them.  For the most part I thought the twins would be one boy/one girl. Didn't feel real strongly about it. When Sarah was carrying Emily, I was just sure from day one that it was a boy. Will never forget the phone call from Matt telling me it was a little girl!   As it turns out the twins are two boys, and that is fine! Truly does not matter and will just hope/pray for two healthy babies and a safe delivery....
Little Emily....isn't she just the sweetest? I may be biased! ha!
Sarah had a mini-reveal Tuesday evening....looks like Tyler is ready to get it done!
He is such a good boy...
Feel so blessed to have two healthy grandkids....and soon two more!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tuesday's Lunch

Bowl of taco soup I had for lunch on Tuesday....the shredded cheese melted before I could take the picture...I sure like a bit of avacado sliced on the top...also a handful of fritos in the bottom of the bowl...good mid-winter lunch!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Freaky Friday....Kat Kong

I came across this book in the dungeon last weekend....good heavens...why would I have bought a book like that?  It is rather funny though...
It is full of funny pictures like this one.....I should have sat down and read it!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Happy Mink

I found these two containers of mink oil while cleaning out a closet the other day.....I was wiping the dust off of them for this picture and cracked the lid of the plastic one....guess I need to slow down and be more careful...anyway, you can only imagine where mink oil comes that makes me wonder why.....
This mink is smiling??? 
We used to see mink now and then on the river....haven't seen any in a while, I am sure they are still around, but we spend less time in the boat now than we used to, so probably just haven't seen them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kindness is a lot of Things

That is the name of a little book I came across downstairs the other the illustrations! Some are in the sweetest colors and some are not.....
The pictures are just sweet as can be...I think the copyright date was 1965.
Wonder how many more treasures await me in the dungeon? Ha!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Trash Dump

When Richard was doing firewood out at his Dad's a few days ago, he brought me back this dish detergent can out of an old trash dump....I don't recall dish detergent coming in metal cans...anyway, the woman has on her required apron and doesn't she look happy? haha! 
I do remember ads from the past making a big deal out of dish soap being gentle on the hands...suppose detergents were harsher then and of course, no dishwashers, so women did a lot more dishes by hand.
Would be interesting to go out and dig around in some old trash dumps to see what I could find!