Friday, July 3, 2015

CELEBRATE

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Happy 4th of July
"One Nation under God...."

My prayer for this holiday weekend is safety for our nation and all who are traveling.  For our Military, whose serving, those who have served, their families and friends.  God Bless you all, and THANK YOU.


Have fun, be safe.

Friday, June 26, 2015

How many do you see?

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
Howdy.
Thought I would have some fun and show you some "peas in a pod", a teddy bear pod that is...
Here is my family
Me, of course.
Sally Heartstring
(my cousin)

Jackson
(my cousin from CA)

Happy Weekend
Hugs
Prudence

Friday, June 19, 2015

Planting Bench

It's Funny Friday
by Jackson & Prudence

Hi, Everybeary, Happy Friday.
I thought you would like to see a picture of Mom's planting bench.  Several years ago Mom saw a bench in an outdoor garden magazine and asked Dad if he thought she should buy it.  Being very practical Dad said that he would build her one, the one in the magazine was overpriced for the quality.
As always, he makes what she has asked for bigger and better.  So off he went, to the lumber yard and brought home not just plywood, but redwood planks,brass screws and lots of urethane varnish.  Over the years, in the scorching heat and humidity in FL it faded and didn't look very nice, comparing it to what it looked like new.
Well, it's not new but "baby look at you now".  With no more blistering heat, harsh sun, and humidity we don't think it will need stripping and varnishing again.
It has an opening for a dirt pan (actually Mom uses a plastic kitty litter pan and drills drainage holes).  The top shelf is removable but it's perfect for the flowering cactus in the warm weather, M calls it "cactus summer camp".
This is "Sunrise" it blooms in the spring and unlike the Christmas Cactus, its blooms close at night.

Hugs, and have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Father's Day

Jackson & Prudence


Friday, June 12, 2015

Counting?

It's Funny Friday
by Jackson & Prudence

Howdy Dowdy
Here we are again with another week coming to an end, where is the time going, it's just about time to start our Christmas countdown.  Ready..........(yes you are).
Now that's better, puts us in the mood.
Guess you can tell, we don't have a clue on what to talk about..........

On second thought, we wanted to show you the kitchen, oh yes, there is a kitchen in there......

Mom's new fridge is in the entry way from the garage and she is using the laundry room as a little apartment kitchen.
Hugs
Jackson & Prudence
First blueberry picking today.

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Welcome

Friday, June 5, 2015

Back From Vacation

It's Funny Friday
by Jackson and Prudence
(oops, we forgot to set the time for midnight)

We're back.  Jackson has been so interested in writing that I decided that he needs to get in on the fun.  Even though I was away that didn't stop Mom from being..........just Mom.
Last Friday Dad took her to Green Tea, a wonderful, very popular sushi restaurant for lunch.  I'm not sure but I think ALL sushi restaurants have tropical fish tanks, and trust me, over the years it has caused Mom much stress, and for those with her - EMBARRASSMENT.  I did a post a few years ago about her really bad and genuine fear of fish (all fish, from little to BIG), she doesn't go in the water, no ocean, no lake, now not even a pool - bathtub? "well, there could be water pipe sharks" is what she says.
Getting back - so they walk in and it was very pretty, a clear glass welcome mat and a water fall on the wall.  That was the entrance.  This is what Dad told me:
"Prudence, we walked in and in 3 seconds she had the dining room scanned - you could see it on her face, she was looking for "tropical fish tanks", not a one!  She instantly relaxed and we had a wonderful sushi lunch.
It was time to leave, and I blew it, we were just reaching for the door and she mentioned how wonderful it was with no tropical fish tanks.  I BLEW IT -  I told her the fish were under the glass floor that she was just about to step on.  She jumped away, her face drained of all color and her eyes were the size of dinner plates, BIG dinner plates.  She managed to slide (yes slide) along the wall opposite the water fall and grabbed the door handle hard, like almost tearing the hinges off the door.
Once we were outside she was back to normal, she got in the car and was mumbling that they should have an area over the glass next time we dine there."
I kid you not, I am not making this up, or trying to get laughs, she is 100%, bonified terrified of fish.  But, oh, it's so funny.  Friends make fun (yes, sadly) watching her trying to get past a tank if there is no other way......Dad has almost lost it a dozen or so times, but she will never change.
In PetSmart she can't walk down the aisles with the tanks of fish, if you look at her arms the little hairs are standing up, she is a case, I tell ya.
One thing though, (Dad says the same) not once, ever, have we heard her make fun on somebody's fear, not even a friend who is frightened of butterflies.
Do you have a fear of something?  I would think that we all do, maybe not to that extreme, but fear is real, it can cripple you, cause you great stress, but here, lots and lots of laughs.
I am so glad to be back, I did miss you.  Jackson and I are making plans for summer camp in a few weeks, and he is so excited that he is posting with me.

Heaps of Hugs
Jackson & Prudence

Lamb-Bea
Mom's latest pull toy.  This time Mom needle felted over the wool felt body. Lamb-Bea can be seen at

 BEARS...just b-claws, by joyce

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hi, I'm home....

It's Saturday
Hi Everbeary
Jackson flew home with me from CA, he will stay with us until we leave for Camp Good Bear in a few weeks.
Mom picked us up at the airport, and of course Jackson saw the wonderful rocking chairs at Asheviile Airport and wanted to rock for awhile.
On the way up the driveway Mom stopped to get the mail and there it was the premier copy of "Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher".  I showed Jackson and explained what punch needle is all about (but I think he would have rather been reading a baseball magazine). 
Anywho, we are back and I just couldn't wait to say "hi" and that I really missed you - tons.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence & Jackson

"LuLu,
Yes Flora,
Jackson is a boy and all boys have coodies.
I know, Flora, just don't breathe when he is around us"
 

Friday, May 29, 2015

From the mountains...

It's Fly Over Friday
by Vlad

Howdy my little lovelies, and how are you this wonderful Friday in May?
 Mom is cutting loose buying lovely (as my sweet Prudence says, "bee-u-tee-ful") and colorful flowers.  Most will be on the porch but some will be in hanging pots, in the front garden, wherever she wants some color.

Here is an update on Mr. Fuchsia
As of yesterday
Next year we will cut him back and begin watering earlier than what the instructions suggested.
Christmas Cactus - just a wee bit confused.

Wishing you a very merry weekend, and who knows, when you look up you just might see me flying by......

Vlad