Wednesday, July 28, 2010

acts of desperation...

Yes my friends, it has come to this.

I bought a tiny statue of St. Joseph to bury in my yard!

St. Joseph is the patron saint of real estate, and the story goes that if you

bury him near your "for sale" sign, head down, facing your house, that

you will soon sell your house! I also put a prayer card under my front door

mat and recited the Novena to St. Joseph while my husband was conducting

the burial. I wish I had taken a picture! If this works my husband has vowed

to recite the Novena and let me record it!

I hope this works, or my next step is VOODOO!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An open letter...

Dear economic recession,
I have tried to ignore you for a long time and go about my business...if you don't bother me, then I won't bother you. But now I have to address you face to face.
I need to sell my house and you are stopping me. I have taken a lot of leaps of faith that are all going to turn out great if you will just relent and let me sell my house. Come on now, give a girl a break.

Thanks for listening,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For the birds...

One of the big jobs at my Mother's
house is feeding the birds. When my Dad was
alive, he was basically a hummingbird whisperer.
He had about a dozen feeders with about 50 birds
a day. They were so used to him they would land
on the brim of his hat and on his shoulders when
he was filling the feeders. It was like a weird mix
of Snow White and Huckleberry Finn.
Anyway, after he died, my Mother was not interested
in spending her days filling feeders, but she could
not let go of Daddy's birds, so she only has about
6 feeders.
However, this did not seem to decrease the number
of birds. I filled the feeders everyday with over a
gallon of hummingbird food! That was of course,
after I made it :O)

Daddy's hummingbird food recipe:
4 cups of sugar
1 gallon of warm water
Stir until all of the sugar is incorporated and then
cool. Keep in the fridge...they like it cold :O)

On the last day I was filling the feeders, two birds
came and sat on my shoulder while I filled the
feeder. Love you, miss you Daddy.

Monday, July 12, 2010

All done :O)

Hey everybody! I am so happy
to be home!
I am thrilled to report that my Mom's knee surgery
went even better than I could have hoped for.
She was only in the hospital for 2 days and
could walk without support the very next day.
My Mom still lives on the farm and she
does not have internet and my cell does not
get a signal! I had to go to Piggly Wiggly in
order to use my phone and get on Facebook!
Needless to say I found a reason to go every day.
I also had some animal encounters and
exciting adventures but I will post about those
later...I have 1000+ items in my reader and I
am going to read! I can't
wait to catch up with everybody...missed you!