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Sep 15, 2018

Road Trip

The other day the "wackies" went on a road trip to Waxahachie, Texas to Common Threads. It's one of our favorite quilt shops. Of course we had a great time and managed to purchase some, ahem, fabrics.  After that it was time for lunch. The Dove's Nest was our next stop. The sandwiches and soups there are to die for and the blackberry bread pudding........well, I have no words.
If you are ever in the area, drop by to both places.

Sep 13, 2018

Mr. Cowboy

Greetings friends!!
Mr. Cowboy laughed a bit when I allowed him to read your comments about the dozer problem.
He thought Gene's comment was a good one because he mentioned "sprocket" as what the "thingy" really was.  He thought the ladies overreacted about the dangers of heavy equipment & accidents. That comment was from Magpie's Mumblings and Barb.
To the Left-Handed Quilter, the guy who loaded the thingy/sprocket had some sort of front end loader or forklift thingy of which Mr. Cowboy doesn't have.....sigh. And to Needled Mom, yes there is always something exciting going on around here even when I don't want any excitement.

Sep 12, 2018

I Can't Leave for a Minute...

This is what I drove up on the other day.  The guys were attempting to remove a 400 lb. thingy for Mr. Cowboy's dozer from the bed of his truck with the tractor fork.   Can you say eeeeeeeeeK!!
I could see crushed bodies when I closed my eyes.
They had tied the thingy with a heavy rope and were trying to back it out but I quickly suggested that they should drive the truck forward to remove it.  Sigh.........they listened to me and all went well.
Old thingy and new thingy.......every heavy indeed!!

Tracks off the dozer in order to place said heavy thingy where it belongs.

Close up.....look in the background to see where it's going.

Sep 7, 2018

Rain & A Pineapple

I know you can't really see the raindrops but it did rain a whole day here in central-ish Texas. I was so happy about that.

And now, Mr. Cowboy and I plucked the lone pineapple from its stem and cut into the little guy. As you can see Mr. Cowboy approved. The pineapple was sweet and tasty. It will be another 3 years before we produce another......LOL

Aug 28, 2018

Down A Long Road

Greetings everyone!
It's been a bit since I've posted. Mr. Cowboy is in full swing with hay baling these days and I'm the cook and fetch-it girl. So life has been very busy and fast paced.
Each day I try to get into my sewing room but someone always manages to get my attention for other things. The other day Cowboy & I did manage to take a drive around the community. The drive was quiet and peaceful. Mr. Cowboy & I always enjoy those times and cherish them. No cell service, no tractor noises, no one asking what to do next.
What are your peaceful moments like? I'd love to hear from you.

Aug 16, 2018

My New Pot

I know, I know this sounds a bit crazy but...... I love cooking and am always looking for different things to cook with. This little pot is heavy and I love the feel of it. It will be great to cook rice, oak meal, veggies, heat soups.....well you get the picture.

Here are a few pics of my new pot.

Notice the bottom of my new pot. It is made to heat up quickly and hold the heat, as well.

Look at the top to my new pot.......love it!!!!!

Ok, this is the last pic of my new pot. I'll have to cook something to show off my new pot very soon. Thanks for be patient with my somewhat boring post......wink!!

Aug 15, 2018

Happy Birthday

The other day was "Wild Child's" birthday. She enjoyed a ride in one of those cars at the mall. Don't let that cute angelic face fool you. She is something else for sure but GoGo loves her to pieces!

Aug 13, 2018


Can you see the fog? Not impressed or excited? I wouldn't be either but it's the middle of August in central-ish Texas, 73 degrees, rainy & this type of weather is quite unusual & noteworthy. 
What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Aug 12, 2018

Where I've Been

Greetings all!! Wow, it's been a minute since I've posted. I've been busy working with my girlfriend, Dorothy on our 2nd Annual Conference. We had a fantastic time with some wonderful ladies uplifting God and one another and making plans for the next conference next year.
Hopefully I'll get back to sewing soon.

Aug 1, 2018

I Am Woman.......

Greetings All!
Today I turned 63 years old. I got it right this time Molly......LOL!!!
I chose to post a fierce lioness because I'm still here, retired, happy, content, devoted to family, friends & community, loving life!
God has truly blessed me and I acknowledge that daily.
Y'all have a great day. Mr. Cowboy is taking me out to dinner at one of my favorite places. I'll post about that later.

Jul 27, 2018

No Sewing But Found Time To...

Look at this eye-candy. Batiks and Grunge......love em!!
As you all may have guessed from my posts this summer, I've not been sewing anything AT ALL, however that has not stopped me from ordering fabric over the Internet.  Mr. Cowboy couldn't believe what I'd done and was about to lecture me on spending money on things that I probably won't use this century but I stopped him in his tracks when I mentioned his spending habits when it comes to golf stuff, trailer stuff, fishing stuff, truck bumper stuff.....all of which pales in comparison to my itty bitty purchase.....dusting of hands, scoring #1 in the air...........LOL!

Jul 23, 2018

Mexican Lasagna & Birthdays

Greetings all!!
Today's mom's 85th birthday. I'm so happy that I still have her with me!!
Mr.Cowboy and I cooked breakfast, took it to your house and ate with her. Breakfast is her favorite meal so I did bacon, scrambled eggs and French toast. We laughed, reminisced and looked at old photos. Now I'm back home and thinking about making her a nice dinner.
I'm sharing the following recipe and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

Mexican Lasagna
  • 1 lb. ground meat
  • 1 jar picante sauce (I use mild)
  • 1 can chili (no beans)
  • 1 16oz small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 8oz bags grated mozzarella cheese
  • 9 Lasagna noodles
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. minced onion
  • seasoned salt& pepper to taste
Preheat oven @ 400 degrees.
Combine ground meat & seasonings in skillet & brown.
Add picante sauce & chili, heat till bubbling.
Cook lasagna noodles till tender.
In a 9 X 13 baking dish put a thin layer of sauce then layer 3 Lasagna noodles side by side then put cottage cheese, meat sauce, mozzarella. Repeat.
Bake @ 400 degrees for 45 minutes. 

Jul 18, 2018

The Gray Part 2

This photo is an example of all the gray horses Mr. Cowboy chose.
Hi everyone!! I have really enjoyed reading your comments. Yesterday I was laughing at the comments Carol and the Left-handed quilter wrote and then I saw what Needled Mom wrote when Mr. Cowboy walked in for lunch. Of course he wanted to know what was so funny so I showed him all the comments.  He "really" loved all your wonderful thoughts....hehehehehehehehe......and said that the next time we go to the races he was going to bet on all reddish brownish blackish horses.  I hooted with laughter with that one.
The next time we go back to the races will be next July so I'm sure he won't remember what was said by then.......I hope.
Here's a weird thought. I made tuna fish salad for lunch yesterday. Mr. Cowboy looked up from his sandwich and chips to ask why we always refer to it as tuna fish? We already know that tuna is a fish. I responded that it was too hot to contemplate why we call it tuna fish. Any thoughts on that out there is blogger-land??
And now for the weather.....today it was 101 degrees by 11:00am. I didn't think I'd ever cool off from just walking to the mailbox. Even the squirrels were napping in the trees. Whew! What's it like where you live?

Jul 16, 2018

The Gray

Greetings all.
Sorry, no photos today but I sure wish I had taken some.
So here's what happened.....Mr. Cowboy and I took his brother and the wife to one of their favorite places for his birthday......the horse races in the Dallas area. Mind you, I know nothing about horse racing and did I mention that I'm afraid of horses because they're much bigger than me and they have large eyes and big hooves that can kick you and ....... well, never mind.
So, as we were ordering dinner, the horse races were gearing up. You had to choose your picks for the several different races and all those stats were floating around the table as Mr. Cowboy and brother were discussing jockeys and wins so far. I was focused on ordering the meal because I hadn't eaten all day. Believe you me, I could have eaten a horse at this point.
The girl came around so the guys could choose their horses and Mr. Cowboy decided that he'd go with the gray horse. It's at this point that I really started to listen to what was going on and said to him, "honey, gray horses don't win." Everyone looked at me as if to say, "what is she talking about and what does she really know, anyway!!"  Mr. Cowboy rolled his eyes, placed his bet and we got to the most important part.....eating dinner.
Moments later, the race started.....everyone around us was cheering loudly and shouting, "come on so in so......but as mentioned....you guessed it....the gray horse lost, not only lost but was dead last. Now Mr. Cowboy brushed my prediction off as a fluke and promptly bet on the next gray horse, which I told him again that those don't win.
How do I know this? Well, I've seen enough races on TV to see that if the horse isn't a brownish, reddish, blackish color....they really don't stand a chance. Maybe I'm wrong but I wasn't this past weekend.
Mr. Cowboy cheekily said that he wasn't going to talk to me on the way back home but I mentioned that if he wanted his favorite meal anything soon, he'd better get over it.  We laughed but as soon as we hit the road, I fell asleep just like a toddler. He and his brother had a great conversation and the wife played on her phone. I'm very poor company when traveling a long distance.

Jul 8, 2018

A Great Time

Not only did we celebrate our veterans, we also had a wonderful parade with floats, antique cars & folks on horseback. I, of course was nowhere near those horses. 
My community used my dad's old truck decorated with names from around Plum Creek.

Jul 6, 2018

Celebrating Veterans on ther 4th of July

A big salute to the Veterans!!
 Here in central-ish Texas, my little community will be saluting, veterans past and present, this Saturday.  There will be a scavenger hunt and board games for the kids, a mini museum for the adults filled with items from way back when, a car show and of course, good eats!!!

These are just a few of my family, friends and community members who served with honor.


Don't count the days, make the days count!


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