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Nov 1, 2020


 Happy 1st of November everyone!  I don't know where October went. I blinked and it was over. 

I'm celebrating Mr. Cowboy and me this month.....no, it's not an anniversary or anything like that. He's just the greatest guy to me.

To Mr. Cowboy

......this is one of my favorite songs

Oct 7, 2020

To My Blogger Friends

 Thank you all for responding to my cries of woes on the comment thingy. So far I've tried all the suggestions with no success. I'll keep trying though. I'm sure I'm not doing something correctly.....(Mr. Cowboy says it's me anyway)!  Sigh.............In the mean time.........it's back to the hay fields for me.

Oct 6, 2020

The Eyes Have It!

 Before I begin this post......does anyone have suggestions as to how I can respond to the comments left on each post. I'm at a loss. I use to get notifications via email but now.....NOTHING. It's frustrating because I really want to respond.  HELP!!!!!!!


So, when I taught fourth graders, each Friday was art day. We had a blast. I'd stand at the chalkboard with a large piece of paper taped to it and all my pencils at hand. The kids were seated at their desks with all their pencils and colors. That's one of the things I miss greatly.  Anyway, I decided to pick up drawing again.  It will take some time to get back up to speed so I'm grateful for youTube lessons.

I was using Mr. Cowboy's golf pencils so the shading is not very good at all.  I'll need to practice these steps several time over until I'm happy with the look.
Until next time. Stay safe everyone!!!


Oct 4, 2020

OMG!!! It's October Already?!

 Hi everyone! I've been missing in action for some time now. Don't ask what I've been up to cause, really, I haven't been doing much of anything except avoiding TV as much as possible.  Of course Mr. Cowboy has suggested that I cook more lunch, dinner and snacks during the hay season. I assured him that I'm doing my best in that department....hehehehehehe

Eclectic Me is still around though. Here's my absolute favorite  police lip-sync video.  I'll tell you why I love it so after the video.

I hope you got some giggles from watching. I liked that there wasn't "one" theme song for the whole video and each department was showcased doing what they liked. My favorite part was the K-9 unit performing to "I Believe I Can Fly." I laugh when that comes on every time. 

This delicious salad was the last of my "summer" salads.  Mr. Cowboy certainly enjoyed it.

While walking around in my backyard, I spotted this...(top view)

It's a mushroom. My imagination was immediately thrown back to my childhood when tiny people lived under mushrooms.  Anybody remember those times?

Grandma's lilies gloomed for the final time until next year. I love looking that this amazing process.

Finally, my Cousin Thelma gave me a pinch off her Four O'clock bush about two months ago. I've babied my little portion and finally go it rooted.  Love it!!!!!

What's everyone been up to these days? I'd love to hear about it. And hopefully I'll post more often.
Take care and be care!

Jun 26, 2020

Blooming in June

I just love looking at all my new blooming flowers. It’s very soothing. I hope you all are having a soothing Friday.

Jun 22, 2020

June 22nd?!

How has this month nearly gotten away from me?!  What have I been doing, you asked?  Well let's see.
First I was watching the little ones:
I'll bet you thought I was talking about the grands....hehehehehe! Nope, can you see the two spotted fawns?  They like to camp out in my yard in the afternoons around 5ish.  When I went to the front door to take a photo, they heard me but didn't know from which direction I was. They froze in place. They were too cute.  I was able to get a couple of pics before they scampered off.
Then I:::::
Did some canning of tomatoes.  All I did here was chop up a bunch of tomatoes into a very large pot. Poured sugar over them and allowed them to set for a couple of hours to draw some of the liquid from the tomatoes. Then I brought the mixture to a rolling boil, reduced to a simmer & cooked for about 4 hours until most of the juice had simmered away. Because I didn't can these in a hot bath, I placed the jars in the frig until I'm ready to eat some and give some away.

I've been flower gardening......don't laugh.........I know what you're thinking. At no time during the time I've known "her" has she ever been involved with flowers!!!! And you would be correct but a couple of my girlfriends talked me into this and off I went......SIGH!!!
Until next time....cross your fingers that I don't kill the garden.
What have you been doing in June??

Jun 3, 2020

Cousin Clark and Eclectic Me

 This is my Cousin Clark. As you can see, he is taking the Covid-19 situation "very" seriously as we all are but he has taken it to another level.  This is what he looks like when we go for groceries. 
I'm not kidding. At first I thought he was one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You remember then, right?
The other day we went out to town and OMG, did he get the looks. My other cousin V. and I couldn't understand a word he was saying because of all the protection his mouth was behind......hehehehehehehehe
All the children at the store were beside themselves with giggles and wide-eyed amazement. I can't wait to see what he wears the next time we go into town.  Stay tuned for that one.

As I've told everyone before, I've been planted in front of the TV for weeks....well, after Mr. Cowboy leaves for the day......shhhhhhhhhhh!
Now I hooked on an old TV show from 2011, "Body of Proof"starring Dana Delany
Here's a song that I like but has nothing to do with me life with Mr. Cowboy. I just like the tune.
This is Ingrid Michaelson singing Maybe.

And here another one from Death Cab for Cutie entitled I Will Follow You Into the Dark

I know I'm strange y'all but that's just the way I am. 
What are you listening to these days or watching? I'd love to know I'm not the only one "trapped on my sofa".........hehehehehehe
 Until next time. Stay safe everyone!!!

May 17, 2020

Eclectic Me & the Fire-Stick

OMG...hi everyone! 
I must confess, other than hay season around here, I've been doing nothing but watering the grass, which now since it's been raining, I don't have to do that. So I've been binge watching BBC-TV. The Mallorca Files have got me hooked. I love the soundtrack from the show and am sharing one below.
Oh I forgot to mention, my cousin Clark "made" me purchase a Fire-stick thingy which opened my world up to sooooooo many more channels.

Mr. Cowboy nearly caught me the other day as he came in for some lunch. I managed to click off the TV as he was coming in the back door.  WHEW! that was a close one. Thank goodness I had the table set of lunchtime and a basket of clean laundry on the sofa which made me look like I'd been very busy.....hehehehehehehe
Have you had any close calls lately? (All in fun)

May 13, 2020


I thought the title would interest you!! LOL
The other week Mr. Cowboy and #2 son took the hay cutter apart. OMG! What a greasy mess they made and of course Mr. Cowboy got some of the gunk on his jeans.
Him: Can you get this stuff out?
Me: Oh, oh, uh, I don't think so!
Him: Sure you can. You can do anything.
Me: (Under my breath) Yea right.....uuuugggggg! (Out loud) I'll try dear.
I soaked the jeans in Dawn dishwashing liquid, then scrubbed them with an old stiff brush. Next I sprayed them with Simple Green and finally washed them in the laundry....ALONE.
The results was pretty good. The grease didn't come out totally but you could barely see it.

Back to the hay fields for Mr. Cowboy in his clean Jeans.
Other than taking care of laundry, mowing the yard, baling hay and doing a bit of canning, we've been staying close to home and enjoying the cool  spring rainy weather.
Everyone stay safe.

Apr 8, 2020

Eclectic Me

Here's an inspiring song to our doctors, nurses, EMTs, military and anyone else that I've not named who are on the front lines working to us.
I salute you and pray for your safety.
Take care.
And remember, we are strong TOGETHER!!!

Apr 6, 2020

Eclectic Me

Greetings All!
I'm back with another look into me world.
First, I hope everyone is safe and well wherever you are. This Covid-19 thing is nothing to play around with.
Mr. Cowboy and I are "hunkered" down (this is a Texas term) in place with plenty of food, games and honey-dos' to take care of.

Eclectic Me #3 - Here's a wonderful song by a great performer - Gregory Porter. Take a listen and enjoy.

Jan 20, 2020

My Soul is Conflicted

On January 1, 2020, I lost mom. It was quick but not unexpected. It hurts my heart but I know she is in a better place.
I told a cousin the other day that I knew her for 64 years (a private joke) and it will take a very long time to process it all.  I do have peace in my life through God, Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit. And through my pain He is glorified.
I had pre-posted Eclectic Me and will try to keep that going. Please know that I appreciate your comments but am unable to respond for some reason but will do within my posts.  Thanks to Gene, A Left-Handed Quilter, Guilitta and Barb for your comments. You all lightened my heart.
Keep my in your prayers!

Jan 17, 2020

Eclectic Me

Hi everyone. Hopefully, I'm back posting but not yet any sewing.  I've decided, in this new year of 2020, to open up a bit about me.
I thought about titling it "Just When You Thought You Knew Me," or "No! What?" but settled on Eclectic Me which shows my diversity and complexity.

Eclectic Me #1 - Words
I love words and my favorite and number one is the Word of God. 
God has been right there with me through my mom's situation; right there with me day to day.

Eclectic Me #2   Favorite Christmas Song

Until next time........Eclectic Me in 2020.

Dec 31, 2019

Happy New Year

In just a short while we will enter into a new year that when I was a small child never seemed possible. In a word, Wow! Here’s hoping everyone has a very happy & peaceful 2020.

Dec 26, 2019

Five Months?!

Greetings everyone!
I can't believe that it's been five months since I've posted. Let's just say life has really gotten in the way. Let me list the things that have happened:

  1. I'm in the same place but in a new home.
  2. I've lost my mojo for sewing "anything" at this point.
  3. Getting the grounds around the new house have been & remains a slight nightmare.
  4. Church and community have desperately needed my attention.
  5. My mom has fallen ill and is now living with me permanently. 
  6. Thanksgiving and Christmas planning and feasting.

I've glossed over some of the things but I am so glad that I'm able to have my mom with me.
A big thanks to Gene for checking up on me. I really appreciate your concern.
Happy Holidays to all!!
I hope to post more in the new year.

Jul 23, 2019

More Index & Thanks for Sharing

I want to thank you all for sharing your late night snacking habits. Mr. Cowboy just shook his head & smiled while reading the comments. He likes vanilla ice cream with salted peanuts on top.

Here are my next 4 cards.
 I don’t do the running events but lots of Texans participant to raise funds or just for fun.

The cap collection is Mr. Cowboy’s favorite pastime. Every tractor dealer, car repair, hunting store, etc. he either asks for a cap or they just give him one. They all wind up collecting dust. Anybody understand what I’m saying?

I’m sure we all try to buy locally to support the small businesses. I love our little farmers market.

My final card is about fishing. I like bass fishing but cleaning & dressing the fish, I leave to Mr. Cowboy.....shhhhhhh!


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


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