My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time, Time, Time...Where does it go?

Ever felt out of kilter? Think outside the box and tilt your head for another perspective on your situation and maybe it'll all balance out.

I love old black and white pictures.

Buckskin Joe's near Canon City, CO, 1950's

I just can't seem to get things done on time around here. I have a list miles long and every project I even think about starting, there comes 2 or 3 more things that need to get done first and by that time another and another, so the first idea is lost in the shuffle. Does that ever happen to you?

Not counting the numerous hospital stays that ate up my time in 2009, I still get behind on even the ones I should be able to do. Of course, if something better comes along like my daughter and kiddos stopping by or a sunnuy day and restless dog begs for attention and action outside, then of course that comes first.

Let's see, besides paying more attention to my blogging friends and keeping my own blog up there are numerous things I would like to do this winter which, by the way, must ba half over considering the ridiculous amount of time it's been soooo cold already, don't you think? Anyway, because of hospital stays I didn't finish several sewing projects I had laid out and all the kiddos don't know they missed out on homemade aprons (even the boys) for when they help Mom out in the kitchen or for crafts and painting. Now they will hopefully get them for their Birthdays this year 2010.

I also promised my sister I would make her a nice purse and makeup bag to match for Christmas and alas it too is still waiting (I promise it's my next project for sure Brenda). I also promised her we would do some beginning crocheting lessons because Brenda is a great crafter and wants to expand her knowledge base of the yarn world. (Pick a day sis and we'll just sit down and do it, ok? ).

I have wanted to get back into my painting because I have been determined to paint each of my family members a picture while I'm still able but I have a ways to go yet and I just love to paint anyway. I hope to at least do one soon. Other's I have done are p0sted at the bottom of my blogging page. Not all of them are there but several.

On a more 'responsible' note, I must, absolutely MUST get my sewing/office room cleaned out completely and the guest room also. Then there are all the shelves of 'stuff' downstairs that still needs a home whether here or somewhere else. Our yard sale this summer was a huge success and we sold almost everything but the tea towels in the kitchen and yet somehow there is still so much more. Guess my husband is right and even though I'm not really old enough to fit the description, I'm a depression era gal and I keep EVERYTHING! Ha, ha, ha.

That's ok, but it does make it difficult to find anything. And I'm sure there is NO one else out there that does that.]

I have been doing and have finally completed scanning another box of pictures for my mom. She has been loaning me batches of old family pictures to scan into my computer and then make CDs for her to have them compiled and easy to find. Then she can put the original pictures away for safe keeping. This will also make it possible for the kids to all get a copy of the CDs and share. Here are a few cool old pictures I really liked out of the bunch.

Is'nt this beautiful? Two young teen girls 1930
Young girl in graduation dress 1931
Young girl toddler late 1930's
Remember the old silver trailers? 1953

Remember the Fedoras?
I'll try to keep this a little shorter than usual so I can get out and visit all of you. Thanks to each and every one of you who have kept me company on my blog and otherwise and for praying for me. So far it's been working great cause I'm still here by golly!

Stick to what's important and it's not always what's in the paper or on your list of things to do. It may be something or someone right in front of you!


Amber said...

Great pictures mom!
I know you have so many projects going. Guess that's where I get it.
I keep saying someday I'll get it all done, or I'll just give up and give it all away.

I think the clocks and calendars in my house are on fastforward.

Love you.

Cruise Mom said...

I love all of your old photos - Buckskin Joe's and the Silver Trailer make me think of how much fun traveling used to be when we had time to do it!

My husband is waiting for me to finish his Christmas present from 1995 (cross stitch). My in-laws 50th wedding anniversary scrapbook is awaiting completion. They celebrate #55 this year.

Brenda said...

No worries about the purse. I'm just so glad you were home for Christmas. That meant more to me. The shower curtain/fabric I picked is all-season anyhow, right?! ;) I can't wait to show it and your sewing talents off to everyone tho'.
Love those pictures and thanks so much for doing this. I'm so glad to finally have copies to be able to show Chels and Grace our heritage.

Putz said...

those girls photos were really a turn on for me, you know me on my last leg going out of this ole world soon, probably just kidding, but really appreciate reminishshing with you and those really were the good ole days, i feel sorry for amber and this lateest generation who are so concerned with getting their 67 miles of running in every day, when i have all i can do to stay away from the cherry chocolate, right??????

Amber said...

I have an award for you on my blog, come and get it.
Love ya

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