Friday, August 29, 2014

Saga of the Plastic Shopping Bags

Once upon a time, about a year ago, Tracey and her family came for a visit.  For some reason I can't even remember, Tracey needed a plastic grocery bag.  So she asked me where I was keeping them these days, and I told her and went about whatever I was doing at the time.
Then there was laughter....lots of laughter....what is she laughing at.....oh dear, she's laughing at me!
I almost hate to tell you why......
I'll just show you!

 Yes friends, I fold my plastic bags.  I think I must have an excessive neatness disorder? 

Or maybe I'm just a crazy lady!

There we stood in the kitchen, Tracey laughing at me and I was laughing at me too. We laughed until we cried!
Tracey has always had a way of making one syllable words into two syllables when she is trying to make a point. 
 Tracey,  "Mo-om, I can't believe you do this!"

Has it really been that long since she left home for a life of her own?  Obviously she doesn't remember the neat freak that raised her!

After all that laughter and teasing, I still fold my bags!

With that said, I think I have found an end to my saga. 

 I was visiting Stephanie @ The Enchanting Rose and just look what she made!

 It's a plastic bag holder, isn't it beautiful? !!

I'm in love.

I'm going to make one, and then no more bag folding for me. Stephanie makes it easy with her step by step instructions.

Crumbled bags will not be a problem when I have something this pretty to store them.
Tracey and Me last Christmas!
Tracey is going to be so proud!
Wishing you Happy Days
Until Next Time

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Random Ramblings

Lazy Mornings....

I enjoy lazy mornings.  For many years I didn't even know what a lazy morning was, too busy working, keeping house and raising four children.  I was constantly on the move.  I can remember thinking, one of these days, one of these days I will retire, hire a house keeper and enjoy grand children.

(Mr D. did help with raising the children, I sure didn't do that by myself.) 
This is the swing on my little back porch, I often sit here in the mornings and talk with God.
I enjoy lazy mornings, and I sure have a lot of them these days.  Yep, retirement came, kids grew up and grandchildren were plenty.  I never did get a house keeper, I guess I'm saving that for another day. 
(I really don't want anyone else in my house cleaning my stuff. 
I sure need to get past that feeling.)
I enjoy lazy mornings.   A great time to do a little cross stitch.  I love to cross stitch, but sometimes I have burn out and have to stop for a while.  I don't mind, because there's always something else catching my interest.

I enjoy lazy mornings, especially when a good Bible Study is happening!  Last year Peggy, my youngest daughter, had Bible Study at her house at 9am ~ that's early when you're retired.  It was so much fun.  We would gather in the living room, but not before stopping in the kitchen for hot coffee and something to eat.  You know how church ladies like to eat!  It  was a very relaxed  lazy atmosphere and made for a wonderful time of fellowship and God's Word. 
 This is Peggy, a lady with a true heart for God.
Hey girl, it's time for another Bible Study!
 I enjoy lazy mornings because if Mr D's feeling lazy too,
he takes me out for breakfast!
 Enough rambling for one day.
Wishing you Happy Days
Until Next Time