Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One less body part

This morning Tessa had her gall bladder removed. She had a bad attack Sunday night and a trip to urgent care confirmed it was the gall bladder. Surgery at 9 and here she is about 2 and then home. Modern medicine is certainly terrific! Matt got a full page of color photos of her internal organs that the little camera took during surgery. Even her uterus--the furture home of my grandchildren ;)
So this Thanksgiving I'm thankful that she came thru surgery...Love that girl!!!
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Sunday, November 23, 2008


This is the new pattern I tried and made 4 of. It has pleats and a big pocket inside. I really should keep one for myself since my garage sale purse is looking a little ratty. 2 were brown with blue paisley and another was black with pink polka dots.
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The hunt is on

Deer hunting started early yesterday morning. Tyler got this 10 point buck. He wanted to hunt agan without buying another license so he gave it to a neighbor after cutting the head off. Maybe he'll mount the whole head and hang in the living room. I'm sure Jami would be all for that! Today Tanner got a doe, but didn't want to pose so pictures to follow later for everyone who enjoys looking at dead deer.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Last night as I was on the phone with Mary, this bold guy walked on the counter and stared at me and then scurried over to look for food. I know the mice exist, but I don't want to see them. Tanner set a trap with peanut butter and jelly and he had his last supper. Peanut butter traps have not been working the last few years, so the trick must be the jelly!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

At this pace....

At this pace, I'm going to lose readership--couple hundred maybe.
My days are filled with making purses and cooking and doing buttons. I'm trying one of my new patterns for a purse today--it has an experimental look if ya look close. As I took the pattern pieces out of the envelope, I told John I still get that same thrill that I got in 6th grade when I started to sew and got a new pattern. Never has taken much to thrill me.
I need to start thinking about what to make for a Christmas ornament exchange party coming up soon. I have a lot of buttons and was thinking they'd be fun to do something with. Then my friend Rae blogged about boxes she'd made with buttons on top. I'm hoping a good idea will come to me in the middle of the night when I get my really good ideas (if I can remember them).
Birds are at the feeder looking for food so I'll get a breath of outside air and feed them.
The goofy calf who started out crippled died while I was in Amery. Blind Boy is still living. I found an old bell to tie on him when he gets loose so he won't get lost. A bell tinkling should really make him nuts!
Well....that was.....I don't know...

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I looked out the window and there he was standing atop the big round bale as if he dropped from up above. Don't know how he did it. Then he got down and got his back legs caught in the feeder. He was bellering and the horse in the background was terribly upset cuz he always knows when something is wrong. Fortunately for me, Trevor was here and got him unstuck.
It's been a busy week. I made 11 purses so am happy I got to be creative. And today Hobby Lobby had McCall's patterns on sale for 99 cents so I got 5 purse and 1 apron pattern. Can't wait!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Move Complete!

This weekend we finished the big move. We had more stuff to sift thru and move and did a quick cleanup of the old house. John came up with a trailer and we hauled back a piano, dresser, and tables for Tessa and washer, dryer, stove, and table with chairs for Tanner in case he buys a house. I hope Anna and Albert will be happy in their new abode. I really like the place. I'm sure it was all hard for them because of the swiftness and having to get rid of things but sometimes dejunking can be very freeing.

Becky had Thur. and Fri. off so we did a trip to Stillwater and saw "The Secret Life of Bees". Also made a trip to Rice Lake and visited Patty who was my very best friend 6th thru 9th grade.