Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Mrs. X, died March 14, 2009, just as bluebells begin to emerge. Born in State on Date, she valued strong family ties, cooperation, equality, justice, and forgiveness. Her life was governed by the Golden Rule.
When WWII brought GI’s to George Field, Mrs. met Mr., a handsome soldier from Tift Co, GA. They married Date (over 60 years ago). While Mr. served with the US Air Corps in the China-Burma-India Theater, she moved to State, where she applied her aptitude for math at the Carnegie Institute testing metal strengths.
She was a natural educator. She read to her children as infants. She encouraged curiosity & persistence. She knew the importance of nature and enjoyed tramping wild areas to observe birds and wildflowers. With her guidance the family created exhibitions of seashells, geodes, fossils, arrowheads, toads and turtles. She enjoyed gardening and preserving what she and Jerry produced. Her family loved her vegetable soup, fresh rye bread, homemade noodles and pies, lemon meringue being a specialty.
I blocked out the personal details to protect the family. I never knew this woman. I really want to openly weep after reading this. I am sad I did not know her. She seemed like a great woman-- well-loved by everyone. I can only hope that when my time comes, I can be reflected upon with the same kind of warmth and respect.
Just a little ambition to get my life in line and live it to the best of my ability. I encourage yall to do the same. Make someone smile today!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Lastly, it is strawberry season in South Georgia and I think I am going to make myself sick and broke eating all of these delicious red berries! I bought these from our local strawberry farm and they are almost ALL gone!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here is said proof that we like pictures of ourselves:
But sweet Hubbs can fall victim to my picture-snapping ways. This was taken while we were on our honeymoon on a helicopter tour:
Perpetualkid.com is an awesome site for funky gifts. They have some wildly inappropriate gag gifts too! I searched through their fun site and got some really cool gifts for my sisters and roommates last year for Christmas. I got several variations of the X-Ray bag including the makeup bag below and a fabric grocery tote. Check out my cool finds:
This would have saved me sooooo much hand washing time in high school. I was involved in every club and event imaginable! If I didn't have something written on my hand, people thought I was sick. Fortunately, smart phones have become more popular (and affordable!) so I don't have to look like a high schooler with notes on my palm!
I think this creamer glass is adorable! I wish I drank coffee or used milk in my hot tea. Sadly, I would use it that often and I think it would clutter our tee-niney house even more.
Monday, March 9, 2009
So here's my latest bit of excitement: I was watching TV with my hubbs last night and came across Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I LOVE LOVE LOVE HP!
Much to my excitement, at the very point I turned on the movie, I got to lay my eyes on Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliff and the very same moment. That just made my day! I swore I wasn't going to read a "stupid book about little kid wizards," but sure enough, I picked up the series and by the time the seventh book arrived at Walmart, guess who was in line at 12:00 am with her younger sisters waiting for her very own copy? Yep. Sadly it was me. I devoured that book in all of five days! Not only did I jump on the Harry Potter bandwagon a little late, I also missed out on Twilight until this summer, despite my bestie practically shoving the books down my throat. I came back with my usual: "I don't want to read stupid vampire books!" (See above: Notice a trend?) When I finally caved in, I ripped through those books at lightning speed too. I can't wait for the last book to come out!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Last but not least, we have a birthday party for my little cousin--she's turning 7! It's always great to see family.
Hope yall have a great weekend!
Monday, March 2, 2009
After catching up on my feeds, it looks like everyone got snow but us! Sunday, we spent time at Hubbs' parents house and our cutie-patootie nephews and niece were there waiting for the snow to come. Here they are: