Monday, June 22, 2009

It's Here..It's Here...Summer's Finally Here!

After all of the griping and complaining about the d($*ed wind, this afternoon was a true June summer day and if I could (physically) I'd turn a cartwheel. I am so excited. You'd think I'm a farmer or something the way the weather has affected me this past month. Back to the cartwheel, I never could turn one of those things, my legs were too darned long...

Yesterday was Father's Day and I had sharing time in Primary. The kids were wound up a little tight but thank goodness it's over for another month. Last night we had dinner at Nola's. They fixed red and green enchiladas, beans, spanish rice and guacamole. I LOVE all of those but I am on a diet and I DIDN'T cheat! I am determined to make 15 pounds in three weeks. I am so close I couldn't blow it so when I am on maintenance, I will once again have a REASONABLE amount of the things I love. I have never done Phase 3 of any diet, EVER...and I am DETERMINED to make it this time.

My dad, Robert Hank Rogers, was born on March 19, 1933. The fifth of six boys and the sixth of seven children born to Floyd and Zola Rogers. Raised in Nutrioso, daddy grew up knowing how to work. His dad died when he was 14, much too young to lose his dad. Daddy is very talented - he can play just about any kind of musical instrument, all by ear. He can't read a note. Left handed, he played the guitar right handed like the rest of us. He is a talented wood worker. He built the first home that he and mama lived in in Nutrioso. After we moved to town, he added a new living room, dining room and kitchen onto the little house we lived in. Daddy worked hard every day of his life. He has a beautiful little garden (did I say little...) it's a big garden and his pride and joy. He loves knowing that the grandkids are so excited to have some of his fresh vegetables and this year planted five extra rows of corn for those that want it.

Daddy always has a project of some kind going. He has worked this spring and summer irrigating for Wink Crigler. He's getting crippled up with arthritis, losing most of the sight in one eye due to a torn cataract that can't be corrected, and after all of the years using air wrenches, his hearing is going too. The other day he was getting ready to set the water up at Uncle Rennie's when he stumbled onto a couple of rattlesnakes. Dad said he could hear them but didn't see them for a minute...worries me because of his impaired vision.

Daddy is close to Uncle Richard - they talk on the phone EVERY day. Uncle Leo will be 89 in July and I had the horrible thought the other day that one of these days my uncles will be gone and it made me sad. They are getting up in years and it is inevitible.

I love my dad and I love visiting with him. I love working with him. He has lots of wisdom to share, hopefully I have the wisdom to listen to him. I love you dad.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hate the Wind... but I've lost 11 pounds (not wind related)


We are now starting our third week of wind here and I am getting pi*$ed! Look how dry my grass is getting ... and you can't water when the wind is blowing so hard - it ends up in Concho or somewhere else anywhere but where you want it. I'm TIRED of the wind, TIRED of the cold. I WANT June, you know those beautiful days that slowly warm to hot to bring the monsoons on?...yah, those.

On another note, Hank, Debbie and I started the HCG diet on Thursday the 4th. Thursday and Friday were the "load" days and Saturday we started the 500 calorie diet. I am EXCITED to say that as of this morning I've lost 11 pounds! It isn't the easiest thing to do, I mean have you ever seen me without a coke in my hand? But it is soooo worth it! Hopefully really soon you will notice that you are seeing less of me :o)
We had a good church today...speakers were all good speaking on Forgiveness. That's something I need to work on once in a while. Most of the time it is easy for me, other times it isn't. Doesn't matter what it is, we are commanded to forgive 70x7...Linda reminded us that it is Flag Day today, I had forgotten especially since the scouts didn't put flags up this morning.
Darlene's mother Mickey Holliday passed away on Thursday and her funeral is in the morning. Darlene has been such a sweet friend and I am so sorry for her loss. We took her mother to Taylor the Monday before Memorial Day so she could put flowers on her family's graves. Who knew that in less than a month we would be going back for Mickey to be placed there with her family. I've "known" the Hollidays forever. My Grandpa Gilliam and Uncles Ray, Bobby and Dennis all cut logs for Ira Holliday back in the day when logging was big business here. Now the mill is running again and I am thrilled when I hear the machinery working across the way. Somebody has a job and once in a while I get a whiff of new saw dust and it takes me back to my childhood.
Hope all is well with everyone. Have a good week and pray that the wind quits blowing before Mo Mo Sadie goes postal!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dang Wind

What happened to summer? I have a complaint to May we had those awesome rains that have been followed by WIND. Ugh! My grass was so green and pretty and now I can't keep enough water on it. Every day the wind blows and blows and blows and now everything is dead dry again.

This week due to the wind, I guess I'll just keep working inside and let the outside go. Please tell me the wind is gonna stop and we will have our beautiful June days again.

Not much going on here, just grumpy because of the wind. Hope all is well with everyone - love ya.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Is Here

The last part of May was amazing. It rained almost every day and my yard is looking pretty dang good and the best part of all...I didn't have to give the Town of Eagar an arm and a leg to get it looking so good. THANK YOU, Heavenly Father!

Ed was here for the weekend and we were pretty busy doing a lot of nothing. Did get my yard work done before he got home and we got the rest of the stuff out of Brother Stroud's garage and now I'm going to tackle cleaning out my garage, deep cleaning my house, start a diet, finish painting the inside of the house, day dream about all of the projects I would do if I had two nickels to rub together :o)
Kamryn at the Tea Party at Velda's - she had a ball!

Trentin out in Velda's yard.

Gunnar and Maddie at Grandma Mary's going to Minnesota for the summer party.
Bailey at Grandma Mary's going to Minnesota for the summer party.
Now I know I'm a typical grandma, but honestly aren't these four of the cutest kids? I LOVE each of them "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck". Love Mo Mo Sadie :o)

(Thanks, Caroline for the pics)
Yesterday Troy and Maggie drove to Buckhorn to look at a car that was for sale...I rode with them and it was a quick trip, too quick for Trentin who screamed most of the way home. What a beautiful sound of a baby sleeping...

I've dug a flower bed on the south side of my house and have to finish the west side and get my perenials in there. I'm trying to get perenials in most of the flower beds so that they are pretty much maintenance free. I LOVE flowers and gardening. I dug out my grow tires and am planting tomatoes this afternoon.
I'm on a roll and it feels good. I took a quick break and now I'm playing on the computer - not real productive but slowly but surely I'm getting things done around here.
Hope everyone is ok - love to all.

My Favorite Books (So Far)

  • Anything by Neal A. Maxwell
  • Captains & The Kings - Taylor Caldwell
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Heaven & Hell - John Jakes
  • Love & War - John Jakes
  • North & South - John Jakes
  • The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson

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Crazy grandma, obsessed with scrapbooking everything in her kids' lives and then some!