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Apr 5, 2021

Windmill progress


At the beginning of 2021 my wacky sisters challenged me to get back to sewing, quilting or just get off the old sofa and DO  SOMETHING!!
I did get the message but am a bit slow in getting things done.  Here's my version of the top of a windmill and barn just at dusk......I don't have a setting sun directions or anything else at this time....it may not even happen.....ssshhhhhhhh!!! Let's not mention this to the girls.
What's everyone else up to these days??

Mar 24, 2021

A Couple of Things


The migration of this little guy has started. It's a moth, of course and they are attracted to my garage night lights. This one is frozen in place for the moment because it's 45 degrees this morning......burrrr but not as cold as that icy weather we had the other week.

I have this card from my mom's things. It's my great-uncle's Brotherhood od Sleeping Car Porters. Mom talked about the travels Uncle A.D. and his wife took. I barely remember my uncle and not at all this wife but I will treasure this momento.

Mar 22, 2021

Spring Has Sprung & I'm So Glad

 Greetings everyone. Wow! I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted. Warning, this post will be filled with photos of the goings on around the farm and a couple of my favorite commercial videos thrown in.

First, my neighbor sold his old farm house and had it moved about 7 miles away.

Four days of digging, hammering, lifting, dragging & more cussing than I ever want to listen to again.....the house was finally on the truck....however, it was getting dark so the sheriff's deputy get the movers would have to start for the new destination in the morning....guess what?! They left the house right in the middle of the road all night long. Mind you, this is a 1 1/2 car road as it is, so they blocked all traffic overnight.  Some of the people who live further down from me were stymied when trying to make it home that night. Of course there's a different route they can take but I can imagine them driving home & all of a sudden there's a house in the middle of the road & you can't get around it & you're wondering, "Have I lost my mind!"

Then there were the 2 snow & ice storms......OMG!!!!!

I was so afraid that the over a hundred year oak tree was going to fall over from all that ice on its branches but thank goodness it stood strong.  As you might have heard, the power was out for days & the water as well. Thank goodness we have a generator which powered the whole house. We even had Internet capability throughout.

Before all all the snow happened, Mr. Cowboy decided he wanted a new garage but I'm naming it the "doghouse" ....hehehehehehehehe.
I'll take photos as things progress. The guys are kind of backed up from all the bad weather.

Finally, here are two of my favorite commercials.  Every time I see them, I nearly fall over with giggles.

Do you have any commercials that you love to watch over and over?


Feb 16, 2021

Ice and Snow


Ok, so I shouldn't have complained the other day. 
This time ice came before all the snow.......OMG!!!! See Mr. Cowboy's footsteps in the snow? That's about 7 or 8 inches worth depending on the surface area levelness....is that a word?
Anyway, Mr. Cowboy forbid me to leave the house...whew!!! I am secretly happy about that suggestion.  Now to the temperature.  Last night it was a -3 degrees with a wind chill factor of -7 so can I say bbbbbbbuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrr!! One of my blogging friends says she lives in Canada.....girlfriend I don't think I could manage living there. My pastor's wife is visiting in Florida and says it's around 80 degrees where she is.....now that's my like of weather......did I mention I love summer...hehehehe!
Ok, I finished complaining....for the moment. Take care everyone & keep safe! 

Feb 13, 2021

Something Is Wrong!!!


See this photo? Really take a good look at it. There's ice on the branches. The reason I'm talking about it is because.......well I live in central-ish Texas and we don't get this kind of weather around here very often. It's been about 15 years since I've seen it. Remember just the other week we had 6 inches of snow which took several days to melt.  Anyway, I slid down the steps of the porch the other day.....there was nothing I could do, I thought as I progressed down, down, down. Mr. Cowboy came running and joked that he thought there was an earthquake happening. Needless to say, I was not amused one bit. But I think he was joking because it scared me too. At least that's what he had better been thinking.
I'm ok. Just a couple of bruises. Thank goodness no broken bones. I've not gone outside again for the past couple of days and there's still ice everywhere.
Did I mention that I love summertime.....!
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Jan 26, 2021



The other week it snowed here in central-ish Texas in January. This is rare and it snowed all day long....another rarity. Mr. Cowboy ventured outside and came back with the giant snowball you see here. Altogether we got 6 inches of snow. It took four days for the snow to melt mainly because our weather was overcast. 
I did manage to get outside for a bit, threw several snowballs at Mr. Cowboy but he was way better than me at that game so I ran inside......I didn't get a picture of that....sorry.
Is anyone else getting any unusual weather where you live?

Jan 24, 2021

A Little Mojo In Me & A New Favorite Song

 I haven’t been sewing anything lately so my quilting sisters kept encouraging me to try. I made up my mind to jump in the game with both feet. We are making samplers with different sized blocks or whatever works for the individual. 

I'm doing a Wood Duck:

I need to add a little something but have a mind block for the moment.....LOL! 

Now for the song (Eclectic Me)........I love some commercials and saw the one where the kid was under the table eating the whole dish of dessert. The song that went with it is from Chuck Barry. The song makes me happy so I'm sharing it with you all. Enjoy!

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.


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