Thursday, June 24, 2010
Late June and early to mid July is Peachy Time in the Texas Hill Country. We just so happen to have two peach trees in our yard, and so far it looks like a bumper crop. They should be ripe and ready to slide into a peach cobbler just in time for the 4th of July!!! Yum Yum Yum....and top it off with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla and you will be in total bliss!!
OKAY THE BIRDS LIKE PEACHES TOOOOOOOO!!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Today is Mother's Day! Being a mother has been the greatest blessing of my life and now I have a beautiful grand baby also. She is like sunshine, blue skies and candy all presented in one big package tied up in a beautiful bow with violets attached. Thank you God for all you have given me.
I also had a beautiful and magical mother myself. I miss her everyday and wish she had lived long enough to see what wonderful people her grandchildren became and to meet our precious baby girl.
When I was a little girl, I thought my mother was magic, no I knew she was magic. I would go to bed at night and the next morning there would be Halloween costumes and cupcakes for thirty made or a new dress ready for me to wear to school. If there was a problem, she fixed it. If I was sad she made me happy with hugs. When I was very little I did not want to give up my highchair, so instead of throwing it away she simply sawed the legs down so I could continue to sit in it way past my fifth birthday. We were not really spoiled, she just wanted us to be happy and safe.
Thanks Mom for showing me how to be a loving and caring person.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
How would you feel if a group of people who did not speak your language came into your home, watched your t.v., ate your food, drank your beer, slept in your bed, took your money, destroyed your front and back yard and still expected/demanded that you let them do it because if you did not you were a racist!!!
How would you feel if you wore a patriotic/American red, white and blue shirt on May 5th and were told to take it off because you may offend someone? I don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I celebrate July 4th. If you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, good, it is a free country...at least for now it is.
There are many reasons that our border is not secured, but the most glaring reason it that our politicians want these people here so they can vote democrat. Once again the democratic party has found another group to use to stay in power. If I were an African-American I think I would look around and see that the last 40 years or more the Democrats have promised the moon, but my situation still seems about the same.
I am not a raciest, I want everyone to live the American dream, but you must earn it by hard work not as a handout. Our founding fathers put into the Constitution that all men are created equal in the pursuit of happiness. It did not say we will give it to you.
If you want to move into my country, welcome...just do it legally and with respect to our laws. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado are not part of Mexico. Texas was it's own country who fought and won it's independence from Mexico as well as California. NM and AZ and CO were purchased and paid for by the U.S. Government and paid in full. It no longer belongs to Mexico.
I, as an American, do not owe you anything except my respect as one humane being to another. I have visited Mexico and found it to be a beautiful and lovely country. I would not be allowed to protest in Mexico City and wave my American flag and make demands on the Mexican government. So what makes you think you can do it here in my country.
Students wearing patriotic shirts on May 5, at a California High School. The administration told them to turn the shirts inside out they refused and were sent home.
Unhappy Cinco de Mayo celebrator who felt disrespected because some fellow students chose to wear American t-shirts. Hey Chicky...Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday!!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I recently saw a little known movie, An Education, the other night and found it to be a little gem of a movie. Although the subject matter may be offensive to some, the move was enchanting and the star Cary Mulligan was adorable and real.
The movie is set in 1961 London, coming-of-age story, set around an intelligent and sweet 16 year old who unwittingly falls for an older man. He charms her parents into letting him take her on trips to places she longs to see and introduces her to a world that she could only dream of. She is working hard to get into Oxford but her plans change as she falls in love with this older man.
The movie is filled with wonderful music and beautiful period clothes. I was lucky to find this movie playing in my local movie theater. It may be hard to find, but watch for it on DVD.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Somewhere along the way this nation took a turn off the path set by our founding fathers and we are headed to the abyss. I hate to be a gloom and doom person, but I have watched this travesty unfold for the last 14 months. Many people were hoodwinked into voting for a man who has proven to be as corrupt and inept as half the people in this nation knew him to be and did not vote for him. Now they, and we, are going to reap the rewards of higher taxes, more government control and socialism.
The Democrats are not a party of compassion but a party of evil hiding behind the facade of compassion. They have kept minorities in bondage by not letting them out of the ghettos and now they want to spread the wealth around so we will all be in bondage . Soon there will only be the poor and the very wealthy. No more middle class which is the backbone of this nation. The future for the next generations looks bleak. I pray that there will be a miracle and we are set on the righteous path again.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
The days are getting warmer and the tress are slowly blooming. It seems the world is a big shaggy bear waking from it's long winter sleep. This has been a winter of snow in the Hill County, not the usual winters here but once every ten years or so is... okay! Thanks mother nature!
I have not had plants in sooooo long that every garage sale I go to I buy pots to plant them in. I am so optimistic that I can make them grow. Plastic is and has been the norm for me in the past, but I am feeling like one with mother earth for some reason and hope that my little fledglings will grow.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's the third weekend of the month and it is Trade Days time in Fredericksburg...My bud, Sandy, and I used to do Trade Days together, but that is history. She is coming this weekend and we are going to work together at Red Baron Antiques...I will blog more about that later, and spend Friday at Trade Days as shoppers...YEA!!
That's our old booth when we did Trade Days. And I have always been fascinated with the creepy doll display.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I am not a movie critic, but I think for my blog I just may make myself one...I recently saw the movie Dear John, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. I have read books written by Sparks in the past, but I have not read this one. I like to compare movies from the books I have read to see how accurate and true the movie is to the book. With this movie I could not make any comparisons.
I found the movie to be very good and the young actors did a fine job playing a couple who fall in love over a period of two weeks. He is home on leave from the Army and she is a conservative college coed. He returns to the Army finish up his last year in service when 9/11 happens and their relationship takes an unexpected turn...
Although this is a love story, I found the true love story to be in a different area which is touching and will make you cry. All in all I would recommend this movie and you could take your grandmother with you to see it. Take a hankie!