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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Pioneer Day!

Many of my ancestors came across the plains and settled in Utah looking for religious freedom.
I am grateful to them and the hardships they endured looking for freedom.
I am also thankful I did not have to do this...I love air conditioning!
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time....

Time is one of those things were if something bad is happening you cannot get to a good place fast enough and time seems to drag.
Time also goes so fast when things are going well or you are having fun.
Time seems to be an allusive thing for me.
One minute you have your time mapped out and in an instant of a blink you do not know where the time went!
Any one ever feel this way?
I remember as a kid not being able to wait to go swimming in the 7th grade as part of the gym requirement.
Wishing it would come faster--being in 5th grade and all.
I remember saying this to my dad who replied, "Don't wish your life away."
 
Being in the art business I have to think ahead so at this time I am painting Halloween and Thanksgiving.
I am trying to enjoy the heat of the summer and the chaos summer brings,
but that allusive time keeps speeding by!
I am hoping your time is not getting away from you as fast as it is for me!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of JULY!


Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY to all my great blogland friends!
Be safe and enjoy!
Barb

Monday, June 30, 2014

OFG Team Celebration!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Etsy Team has been busy putting together some new great creations. 
This is a fun celebration where you can list anything and everything--new to you shop.

Here is a couple of mine that will be part of the celebration:

Stop by and see the other great creations.
Type AFT2OFG in the search bar on Etsy to see all the new items.
Busy painting and driving my kids around!
Seems like summer is flying by.
Enjoy,
Barb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wishing all the Father's a Wonderful Day especially my Fabulous Husband and Terrific Father!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Brain.....

Is any one else suffering from "SUMMER BRAIN"?
Changes in routine throw me off big time.
So far we have missed piano lessons, been too early or too late to different events,
Have to be in two or more places at once, lack of communication with the car pool to Scout camp.
And the list goes on and I think you all get the picture!
This is what I call Summer Brain.
To many things to do with no routine to any of it so it seems to confusing to me.

But by far the most stressful thing to me is to have to feed and water our neighbor's chickens while they are away.
Last year on the second day of watching the critters one of the chickens up and dies.
Needless to say this devastated my son.
This year when they asked him to feed and water the chickens I suggested we sign a 'Hold Harmless" agreement....we all laughed.....
Then they added while you are there could you feed and water our turtle.
How hard could a turtle be to watch?
We let the critter out of his box to stretch his legs.
I left my son to watch him while I double checked the chickens.
I walk back and my son is standing in front of this dead tangled bush that is HUGE!
Then he says "The turtle escaped!"
I look at him blankly thinking and asking "HOW?"
 This lead to a 40 minute search, were we found him under all these dead tangled branches digging for his life to hide.  He is camouflaged so well the military would be jealous!
 I have the branches all pulled back, straining my back.  We finally see the turtle and my son refuses to "PICK UP OR DISTURB NATURES CRITTERS", as I am yelling it is a freaking PET!!! 
 Hurting my back in the bedlam.  It has been difficult to find a comfortable position. 
 *^%&* KIDS and TURTLE!
 (I must admit I was amazed to see how fast that turtle could move once he smelled freedom!)
I am hoping to survive summer--this is only the first full week into it.  
I am already wishing school would start soon, nothing like wishing your life away.
Please everyone have a nap for me!
Enjoy your day,
Barb