Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I have been hearing from doctors and mom and friends that if I don't take care of myself
I can't take care of others. I have a ill husband, 3 beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful grandbabies with
another on the way. I clean house, baby sit, cook, pray, run here and there, take calls all day, and love doing
this for them, but have just decided that tommorrow is gonna be declaired a ME day.
That's right I'm gonna take tom and do with it what Annette wants to do. Maybe lay around and read a book
maybe play a game on my pc and listen to music or even just take a nap. Might even just go for a good long
drive to clear my head and breath some fresh air. I think everyone should take a me day on whatever
day they can, tell everyone it's mom's day and just take the day off to spoil yourself.
Most times I let myself go (hair, makeup, toe nails, finger nails most things that make me feel pretty)
and just go without because there is so much other stuff to do.
I've even had my head so full of what I need to do for others that I don't think about myself and at times
even forgot to take my medications. Well you can just imagine how my doc liked that. So he turns to me
last week and says quote " and who is gonna do alllll that for your family when you're dead" end quote.
He said Annette if you don't take care of yourself you're not going to be around to do anything
for the rest of them. Well that struck me hard and i've been working on all that things he told me.
This however is just a me idea I want a day where I don't have to worry about anything
and just relax so that's what i'm gonna do tom. I'm going to enjoy my life a little.
I hope some of you will join me.....would love to hear how you spent your YOU day!
I'll be on tom night to let you know what I did with my day. And maybe can even get you a few
hugggies till next time Annette

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Thought I would introduce our new family memeber to ya today.
I got our Izzy at Wal Mart from some kids who were giving away the most addorable pups.
Mom and I were together she got the white pup and I got the black one.
I'm not sure what he is but I do know he's part German Shepherd and is so darn cute.
Now just look in those eyes....who could pass that up? The top pic was taken right after
we got her the bottom is a pic of her now she sure is growing.

Got her mainly for Tyler so he would have a pet to grow up with....I mean every little boy
needs a doggy don't you think? Tyler sure loves her but she's still a little rough for his taste so
for now they just kinda look at each other but I'm sure before long they'll be best buds.
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LOL.....Tylers little face says it all for me this morning.....LOL
Last time I looked at the clock it was 2 a.m. and it's now 5 a.m. and I'm
wide awake I am definately bewildered so I think I'll just work on my
blog here for a little while and try to tire myself out again...(maybe)

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Monday, March 29, 2010


A couple weeks back I ordered these beautiful houses from ebay. I had been to town
with hubby and daughter trying to take care of some business. I wasn't feeling well
and was having one of those days where nothing was going right and was just feeling blah,
when we pulled in the driveway and two huge boxes sat on the porch steps.
These darling houses were just part of the delivery and I fully intended on painting
at least some on them today but alas my new insulin shots made me sick sick sick this morning
so i've just been laying in bed trying to keep the tummy still.
I wanted to post the pic anyway so you could see how sweet they are and as soon
as I can paint them will be showing you the finished items.
Hugs till next time, Annette

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Sunday, March 28, 2010


Could this be spring coming? Fingers crossed!!
Snapped this pic of the rose bush outside hopefully it will be
in full bloom soon.

Huggggies till next time, Annette
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This old cabinet has been at my mom's house for a very long time!
So let me tell you a little story.
I've always admired my mom and dad for their taste in wonderful,
old, vintage, special, and beautiful furniture. You see my dad can make something
beautiful out of nothing and this was one of those things.
This cabinet was one that I had admired for a very very long time.
I had honestly been thinking how I wish I could find something like it
to put in my kitchen/dinning room after we had remodeled it.
So one day i'm sitting in my living room watching something boring on TV and
not really feeling very well when mom came over to visit for a few and she had
been working and thinking about changing some things in her house, and was
telling me about what she wanted to do, when she suddenly said....
"You know I think i'm gonna take that big cabinet out of my kitchen and sell it in
the next yard sale" Well let me tell ya didn't take me long to perk up!! LOL
Mom, I said, are you sure you want to do that? and how much are you
gonna ask for it if you do? $50.00 or so most likely she says and I said
SOLD!!!! Told her to make sure it's what she wanted to do and talk to dad
about it and if it's ok I want it. The next day we moved my new treasure home.
Where it stands used to be a counter and two cabinets which I had hubby tear out
and now I have this beauty......I smile every time I walk through my kitchen/dinning room now.
Isn't it wonderful how a piece of furniture can make a dreary day much brighter!!!
Do you have something in your home that makes your day each time you see it?
I'd love to hear about it if you do.

Huggggies till next time, Annette

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OHHHHH YEAH..... I did!! Found these little treasures
at the Salvation Army one day while goofing off with mom.
The pink caught my eye from across the room. I thought to
myself..."self those are probably plastic anyway" but after
a few minutes I went over and found they were glass!!!!
Well my friends I just grabbed those little babies thinking
they're probably going to be more than what I can pay right
now but they were only $1.25 each, and yes I brought them
right home with me. LOL

Here is a close up of the pattern on them....they are just
perfect for me. Oh and btw DD Destiney thought they
were perfect too and she got a better deal than I did!!!
She took one of them home with her for FREE!!!!
LOL I really didn't mind because now she had to bring
me food in it when we all get together so was a good
trade in the end.
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Here is one of the joys of my life...Little Tyler Bradley! He is sure looking something over in that first pic isn't he? LOL
I do believe it was one of mom's bird houses hanging in the tree.
Oh and notice in the second pic the skinned forhead? Well this is our second "BIG" boo boo. Our little
tooter fell while being honery and skinned his little forhead, it looks much better in the pics
than it did a few days ago when he first did it, but just look at that face I can't believe he would be
honery can you? LOL

And then I got this pic right before we went back in the house. Pay no attention to the bench
in the background....that's where I do all my spray painting! LOL
And with that I leave you with this thought.....

I grabbed this stitched item at a yard sale last summer and it hangs in my office now.
I just had to have it because it is soooooo true.
Gotta love those grandies!!!!
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So the other day I signed on to check my email and my sister Kim had sent me this.
It's an original poem I wrote years ago that I had honestly forgotten about but she
had saved it and sent it to me in a email saying "Remember this?"
So with Easter being just right around the corner I thought I would
share it with you. I hope you enjoy and please remember if you can to leave a comment.
Thanks Kim!!

Until next time
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Hello all my blogging friends! Sure has been a while since I have posted,
would like to bring everyone up to speed on what's been going on here at our place.

It has been a struggle for the last few months, first of all my oldest daughter (Destiney)
has decided to go back to school medical transcriptionist and I've been babysitting the young ones so they take
much of my time 3 days a week but I'm so happy to do it and so proud of Destiney.
My middle daughter (Cheyenne) also is heading back to school....Nursing....she had no children
and lives here at home but it takes some time helping her get all she needs to do done.

Also I've had diabetes for several years which we could not get under controll. My last
doctor visit he put me on a new insulin which is doing the job but makes me very ill at times
until I get used to it but is bringing my sugar levels down thank the Lord.

For these reasons and several others I have not been spending much time on my blog
or crafting but I'm so glad to let you know that I think I'm getting better and feeling
more like my old self again so I'm going to be working on my blog the next few days and getting some posts
done. I sure hope I haven't lost my followers and hope you understand.
Hugggggies to you all!

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