Monday, January 16, 2012


Pinterest is my new favorite thing!  It's like a big magazine and catalog.  I have cooked several of the food items and copied a few of the crafts.  I have pinned or liked many more than I have done though.

When I was growing up, Grammy had a closet full of catalogs that we (Gloria and/or Jeanne & I) would go through and pick our favorite item on each page.  We spent hours doing seemed like hours to me, but probably wasn't.

Pinterest is like that!  You can spend hours looking and pinning.  My childhood pastime has become the high tech "in" thing!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The last two days have been rainy and cold.  I haven't got to walk in the mornings and miss it.  Maybe today won't be raining, but I think it's going to be cold.

I walk in the cemetery.  There's not a lot of traffic in the morning, but at lunch you have to watch for cars all the time.  I don't know what everyone is doing out there at lunch.

Most mornings all you hear is the traffic on the highway.  People rushing to work and school.  It's such a contrast to the cemetery.  So quiet and no traffic.  Occasionally I will see deer in the pasture beside it.  We both stop and stare at each other.  I'm sure the deer are wondering what this crazy woman is doing.

One day at lunch I went to walk and locked my keys in the truck.  Luckily I had my phone and called for help.  Two police cars arrived to rescue me.  The traffic that day was busy.  I'm sure they were wondering what big crime I had committed in the cemetery!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Not much thinking going on today.  Just doing rote work...file stamp, scan & file.  Tomorrow is court so we will be busy.

Today started out cold, but ended in the 60's.

Pinterest is my new obsession.  Looking at gardens today.  Getting ready to start on a new garden.  Last year was a big bust...but we did pull some onions last week that had been beaten down last spring and survived all summer.  Behm said they were pretty good, not quite as sweet.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

"Words are like weapons, they wound sometimes".  A line from "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher.  Words can hurt or help.  Sometimes just one word can change the way you think about something or someone.  I hope that the words in this blog will not hurt anyone, but try to be an encouragement or a small smile to the ones who do read this.  Think about what you say today before you say it.  Say something encouraging to those around you, especially the ones you love.  And if you must say something bad about someone, just add "Bless her heart" at the end & that makes it better!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Deck the Halls

 I know, a little late for deck the halls but wanted to show these.

The courthouse offices all decorated their doors for Christmas.  Our first choice was this snowman, but the camera at the top of the front door prevented that from happening.  So we put him on the side door!

We used this one for the front door.  Pinterest idea.  One other office used the same but made variations after they saw ours and another was going to use it also.  Pinterest received a bunch of hits for door ideas!

 We had fun doing them and they stayed up the entire time without any problems.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Beginnings

Remember this?   

 It is now this... a beautiful place with landscaping, a fountain, and seating.

The buildings have been revamped on the end.  One is a bistro and the other is a Big Brothers and Sisters office.  The top floor is going to be a bed and breakfast.  It is so pretty!  You need to come see.

Oh, and Jacksboro and the bistro also has a Starbucks.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


New me?  I hope to start this blog going again.  I've missed it.

2011 in one word - dry.  Most of the year was spent getting water on places that didn't have water and getting the water wells going that hadn't been used in many years.  Selling cattle because of no grass or water.

Behm and health issues.  New lifestyle changes for both of us.  No smoking, fried food, less beef, more fish and chicken.  I love fried fish, but still have a hard time eating baked fish.

Sass & John's wedding in November!  Very sweet and windy!!!  Sage was best man, Sonya matron of honor.  Teary eyes for me.  Sass wore the same dress Mama wore 59 years ago when she and Daddy married.  Grandma Kinney made the dress.

Seeing Sonya, Joel, Mia & Julian at wedding!  Miss seeing them more often.

Grateful for a year with my family and a new beginning for all of us!