Sunday, November 19, 2017

Magnolia Linky Love

Well I am a big Chip and JoAnn Gaines Fan



I thought I would share some interesting linky's about them

The Tiny Shotgun House - featured on Fixer Upper and now for sale

Hearth & Hand: My Top Picks - Healthy Northwest Mama

We Need to Talk About the New Magnolia Line at Target

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What I Read November


I am linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit.  Check out what everyone is reading.

Sometimes November reading is hit or miss.  When I am stressed, I like to re-read books I have read already.  I have been re-reading Outlander perhaps not the best use of my time but a lovely diversion from my real life.

Something new to me I read was the Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.  This book had been hyped a lot last year.  Since I get my books through my local library, it seems like I read books a year later than everyone else. I thought it was good and suspenseful. The general story line is Lo, a travel writer, boards a luxury yacht/cruise ship on its maiden voyage and sees something unsavory.  I really didn't see that ending coming .  I liked it.  I also love that it is a book I can recommend to my Mom.


Wordy Wednesday- Letter Board Mayhem

I put up this great saying in honor of my Birthday

Look what I found my sign turned into.  I tell you what no one respects their elders.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

November Linky Love


The Fragile Generation - Interesting Read

Bridging the Divide - talking about the digital divide

Epic Battle of Book Spine Poetry Trash - This is really cool.  I had never heard of book spine poetry before.

12 Things Introverts Absolutely Need to be Happy

Eisenhower Decision Matrix - I read about Eisenhower boxes on Modern Mrs Darcy.  I didn't know what that was so I googled it.  I think this could be a helpful decision making tool.




Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veteran's Day 2017

To all those who served - Thank You
To all those who are serving - Thank You

I am a vet and my husband is a vet.  Both of our father's served during the Vietnam Era.  Both of our grandfather's served during World War II.  Both of of our grandfather's were in the Army.  My grandfather in the 160th Engineer Combat Battalion, C Company and his in the 341th Army Engineers.  My husband's grandfather is a living World War II veteran He turned 97 this year.

Here some words written by my Husband's grandfather about WWII

Invasion Day. I had to wait till the second day, crossing on landing craft because the first soldiers could clear the mines and "X" barriers before we could land our heavy equipment, trucks and jeeps.  All the engine wires were plastered wit good like play clay to keep the water out, and the exhaust were lengthen high above to prevent intake of water by 1 1/2 inches.  When we landed we had to remove all the goop.

Drove a Colonel around for a while. He was rally nice. Then they needed a cat skinner, and I got the job. When I climbed on the cat, a guy told me i wast he 7th one, the previous six had died.  So I told him, seven was my lucky number! And it was, I made it without a scratch from Normandy to Munich.

I would dig up dirt and fill all the coverts to cross then demolish them after the troops went through so the Germans couldn't use them. Once I was up on my perch clearing the road, and there were 3 tanks that had gotten stuck our side. I can see the two 88mm artillery shells as they went just over my head and  hi the hill behind me. Think the tanks were empty, I was surprised when all three turned their turrets toward the German artillery nest. Needless to say they didn't attack me again. when we went to see the damage, one gun was upside down and the other on its side.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Election Day


I found this t-shirt at value and it perfectly sums up my election philosophy.  I feel bad it wasn't in my size.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

I had a little time on my hands yesterday and made this creepy house picture.  Drawing instructions found at Art Projects for Kids

We carved our pumpkins on Sunday.  I used the Digital Project Life to document.