Monday, March 29, 2010

Hat and Blankie for great grandson Hodge

This is my latest finished project. A little hat and blanket for the great grandson due very soon.
I just spoke to his grandma and she says they thought he was coming last night, but it appears that he has changed his mind. Mama just had a little infection that caused a few contractions. But everything is good, and he will make his debut just as soon as he decides that he is ready to see everyone.
Granny needs to get a car before he comes!

Friday, March 26, 2010

1 year ago today

It's been 1 year today since you went away.
I go on, but sometimes I wonder why.
I know I have to, but, at times I feel guilty because I am, and you aren't here to share life with me.
There have been so many joyous things happen this past year that I know you would have loved to see.
3 beautiful new grand babies, and a beautiful great niece have joined us since you passed. Plus, a new great grandson due very soon.
I had my surgery in August and have lost a lot of weight. My health is getting better, the diabetes is gone, high blood pressure is gone, off all that medication.
But, I can't help feeling so sad. As hard as I try to pretend life is good, it just isn't.
Yes, at times I wanted to hang you for your grumpiness, or your controlling ways at times, but right now what I wouldn't give to hear your voice, even if it was to be barking orders like you were still that drill Sargent in the Marine Corp.
But, even more, I would love to hear you tell me again how much you love me and how pretty you think I am, like you used too. Even if you were half blind like I always said you were,,,LOL
Deep down I know I have to keep on going. I just needed to tell you that it's not easy without you. And, sometimes I just don't want to. But I will, because the kids and the babies make it worth it. I wish you could be here with us though.
Oh, Lily had her first ice cream cone and Jammie says you would have been proud.
You gave the others their first one. It's times like those, that make me miss you more each day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New baby afghan pattern

I told you all I was working on a new baby afghan pattern. Well this is it. Since it is pink, I think Jovie gets this test one.
Now to get started on a blue one. Just got word a week or so ago that Wayne has a new great grandson due next month.
So Step Granny Liz is going to make some things and send them down in grandpa's memory.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jovie Lynn Carr Dedicated to the Lord 3/14/10

Jovie with her mommy and daddy, Travis and Joanie
Mawmaw Shirley and Pawpaw Nick Carr and me, Granny Liz
Travis, Joanie and Jovie on her special day.

Monday, March 15, 2010

120 lbs down

Since the picture in peach to the picture in jeans and black tee. I am now down a little over 120lbs.
Weightloss surgery was the best thing I ever did.
It is still a struggle because of the mental anguishes the last yr and a half, but I am getting there with the help of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thank you Jesus.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mothers Birthday

Today would have been my mom's birthday. She left for heaven about 6 months before Wayne did. Maybe they are up there celebrating together?

My newest granddaughter Jovie Lynn is being dedicated to the Lord at church this morning. I think its a good way to celebrate Mama's birthday.

I miss you Mom. I love you so much.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wayne's Birthday

This would have been your birthday.
I sure wish you were here. But then I wish that every day.
I am going to bake your favorite carrot cake I think.
I know, I am not supposed to eat that stuff anymore, but I have to have a small piece for you.
I am sure the kids will eat the rest.
Happy Birthday Honey. I hope the angels are singing to you.
I love you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Afghan #2

I have completed my second afghan in the same amount of weeks.
The blue one goes to my friend Lisa, who loves blue as much as I do. She is the one who took the trip with me in November to help clear my head.
This one goes to my friend Brenda, who has been with me through all the hard times in the last year.
Thank you to both of them for being such dear friends and looking out for me. I love you both.

I am now working on a new pattern for baby afghans. I will post some pics when I get this one worked out just the way I want it. I am picky!