Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Little Bit of This and That

I decided I would post a little glimpse of our life this week.   Here is our weather report: We have been getting  snow  every 3 or 4 days.  I keep thinking  perhaps there will be enough to pull us out of this drought this time, and we can get on with spring.  We get 3 or 4 inches each time.  We probably need a couple of good snows of 1 or 2 feet to begin making a dent in the dried up ground.  But this looks pretty doesn't it, and every little bit helps to be sure.  We've been keeping a nice fire burning in the wood stove and making plenty of soup.

Our house.  I love snow pictures don't you?

Shorty got skunked again this week.  She averages 2 a year.  Here she is in the tub; unhappily awaiting her bath.  I have  a good remedy that gets 99% of the skunk smell out.  I will share it next post.

I've been making lots of jewelry for the Etsy shop.

I'm loving the Spring Colors 

I love creating....sometimes I get started  making jewelry or painting a picture, or sewing a project, and it is hard to quit.  But everyone always wants dinner... imagine that.

This is my little work table with all my piles of beads; I clean it up and then out it all comes again; what is up with that?  You can see all my reds (Valentines inspired my reds).

Here's Steve and Shorty... and guess who is driving?

Its Eddie... everyone clear the road.

Love that smile of his.

They are fetching and moving big water tanks (can you see them in the background behind the truck?They tower over the garden shed and the chicken house)
It is part of one of our business projects.  They are driving in R.G.  What is R.G. you say? R.G. is this trucks name.  It is short for  "Rojo Grande" or "Big Red" as we would say in English.  Every truck needs a name... that's our theory anyway.  

Dog's love trucks.

Here's my friend Roxy (livingfromglorytoglory.blogspot.com.
I went over to her house on Saturday to help her sew some drapes for her bedroom.

She's remodeling her bedroom, and making new curtains to go with the new look.

They sure looked pretty once we got them up.  You will have to pop over to her blog for the "before and afters".

Roxy's daughter in law's mother...  (that was a mouthful/fingerful... get it.... I'm typing), cleaned out a lot of her clothes and gave them to Amy.  After Roxy and Amy got to go through them and find plenty of wonderful, goodies,  guess who else got to enjoy the goodies?  You guessed it... yours truly.  I was so blessed by those clothes.  I completely cleaned out my clothes and got rid of a large percent of mine (I sure was tired of looking at mine... some things I had had for a very long time.)  I am giving the left overs and my cleaned out things to some other friends of mine.  I think these clothes have been a little like the loaves and fishes.   There were more bags of clothes left over than I started with.  They just keep multiplying, and  we are all getting a portion.
I was so blessed with the new clothes, that I even color coordinated my closest.  Can you believe that?  I have never done that before, but it seemed like such a good idea when it came into my head, because it will be easy to put things together now.  I won't have to hunt through looking for and trying to find something to go with something else.  

What do you think?  Fun ha?  Look at all the pretty colors.

These are just tanks, t-shirts, turtlenecks and jeans.

Whites, creams, browns, greys, blacks, greens, blues, purples, pinks, reds, maroons, and golds.
Amy tell your Mama she was a real blessing to us all.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  May you be warm and cozy, with wood fires and good home cooking.  May your Spring come quickly, but your drought be gone for good and may you be blessed in all that you do.


  1. What a fun post! I love the randomness of it! I colour coordinate my closet too!


  2. Oh My! I loved the closet make-over it looks great. Your jewelry is so amazing. Your things are so rich and of great quality.
    Your post was really fun to read and just loved the label (The Happenings) Your pictures you took of us sewing were great, wish I had gotten one of you. But it was kinda hard to see you through the smoke coming off your sewing machine :)
    Thanks for all your help!!
    Blessings, Roxy

  3. You are so much fun to read!!!
    And your closet looks great! LOVE that brown sweater in the middle, it'll look wonderful on you!
    I loved your week in pictures!

  4. Your closet looks beautiful...the snow looks beautiful....the truck is great...but that smile...really wonderful!
    Thanks for the great pics!

  5. Loved this post and the peek into your week. I'm glad we are not the only ones having snow just now, when we are all patiently waiting for the Springtime! I'm also thankful though, that over here we never need to worry about drought - please remind me of that though if you see me complaining about the rain :0)

  6. Well Pam, I think you have been one busy little bee! I love all the different photos and the random picks. I can't believe Eddie is starting to drive!! Watch out! How exciting though. Good laughs, good memories! I'm so excited for your Etsy shop, it looks so nice and I want one of everything. And, thank you by the way-I would have bought that tea cup, but so very blessed to have received it for my birthday. You are my treasure! Roxy's curtains turned out so nice. So glad that you were able to come out and help her that day. (I don't think I could have coped with trying to learn to sew that day-HAHA) And, oh boy your closet looks way nice! You wanna come over and organize mine? So glad you were blessed by all the clothes my mom gave you. I love to be able to share all the goodies. You and my mom have alot of the same likes and designs. Such classy ladies you are! I'm so very thankful for warm weather. I am tired of being cooped up in the house. I need a whole makeover and some energy! Do you happen to know where I can get a combo pack?
    I hope you are doing well. Thanks for all the inspiration, I sure can use a few handfuls of that today!
    Love ya Miss Pammy!