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Saturday, November 27, 2010

THIS DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING!

This has been a blessed time of being with family yesterday and of course having Turkey and all the trimmings and many leftovers for today also.   Some of our family were missing as they were with other parts of the family in other cities, but we so enjoyed our day here at our daughter's home. 

We had an extra blessing to rejoice and be thankful for also.  My husband had not been feeling well at all in the last 2 weeks and ended up having a heart catherization on Tuesday.   Praise the Lord his heart is doing o.k.  No problems with the old bypasses and stents, so now he is to have MRI on his neck soon to see if a pinched nerve is causing his pain and his arms to go numb.  Scary!   He has lower back problems anyway, so this adds up for him.   We hope the future holds better things and pain free for him.

I am still at the physical therapist's office 2 times a week and still have my arm in a sling.  Can't move it forward like to reach!  I am doing well on range of motion upward they say.   The repair is such that the reaching forward thing may be a problem........  I just hope I can use it well in time with no pain.  Right now, that isn't the case.   But I am blessed with help from my family for the things I can't do.   Getting old though.
I want to stitch!  T.V. and jigsaw puzzles and some one handed cooking is my ritual.   

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday as we did.
Carol

Monday, November 8, 2010

NOVEMBER 8 2010 ALL DAY!!!!!

Won't you all be glad when my arm heals and I can STITCH again ???   I am so ready!   I have spent days with this laptop on my lap and have worked my blog over several times.   Still waiting for one source to let me in to see what backgrounds they have!   Ha.  

Well, my jigsaw puzzle is waiting.   There are just so many things you can do with one hand.  Tom is even tired of what I can cook with one hand.  Ha.    I go to therapy again tomorrow and then to the Dr. on Wednesday - so hope he will think I have succeeded in enough therapy to let me do a little more with my arm.   I have weeks of therapy ahead of me, I know that.   But a little more diversion will help each day!  

Thanks for listening or reading my blog!

Carol

SOME OF YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS. I DID!!

THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS:
'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.' 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. !
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.   In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a..m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.
I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had..  Pizzas were not delivered to our home But milk was

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

.All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning. On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

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If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing. Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :
My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea.. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.
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How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

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Now rate yourself  -----------------
Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.
1.. Blackjack chewing gum
2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with table side juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers


If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

PRINT THIS OFF AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR CHILDREN!  AFTER ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD!  
Don't forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends....

I hope you enjoy this.

Carol

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My "LADY" wall hanging.


This is a wall hanging about 28" square that I made some time ago.  It is entirely Silk Ribbon Embroidery.  The ribbon ruffles on her hat, bodice and skirt are silk ribbon.   Her bodice and skirt are made of silk fabric appliqu├ęd on by hand.   I have been looking for an antique curved glass frame to frame her in.  Someday.....
I enjoyed making this wall hanging completely of silk ribbon embroidery.  The basis was an old transfer pattern from England that has been around the world, as I shared it with many to copy off.  It would be fun to know if there are others finished???   

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SHOULDER SURGERY 10/07/10

I AM PROGRESSING - BUT SLOW!  T.V. & ONE FINGER TYPING IS IT!   MORE SURGERY THAN THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AND OF COURSE NOW MORE TO HEAL.   GREAT GMA'S ARE SLOWER ANYWAY!   I'M LOOKING FORWAED TO STITCHING SOMEDAY????

CAROL