Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ingrid's Sugar Cookies

Ingrid's favorite cookie is sugar.  This is her recipe.  I asked it she rolled them out and she said "oh, yes".    I wonder if one could make half a batch?
1 cup and scant half cup of flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 stick of real butter, softened
3/4 c of sugar (I am going to try a half)
1 egg (a bantie egg it will have to be as I can't half an egg very well
1 t vanilla
1/4 cup of sugar for rolling out
preheat oven to 350 degrees
line cookie sheet with parchment paper
mix flour etc set aside
mix sugar, butter, egg and vanilla
mix this with flour, make into balls, roll in sugar
bake 8 to 10 minutes, cool and enjoy



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mind Your Own Biscuits


 My neice, Cheryl, is very crafty.  She made this for a craft fair recently.  I like it and the saying.   I am often just too nosey!!
 Erin says Clayton should be Frankenstein for Halloween.  He is tall and thin and would make a great Frank!  I always wanted Laura to be a witch.  She got really tired of it.  Until she was in the 3rd or 4th grade every year she was a witch.  Her orange hair was perfect!
 Clayton loves the outdoors and Greta loves sports.  This is before her soccer game last night!
 I love Greta's soccer photo.   It is so nice.  I am glad Erin does not try to hide her "ears".  Parent teacher conference is tonight Erin said.  Hope both Clayton and Greta get good reviews.  Astrid, Ingrid and Sigrid made all A's.  I am so proud.

 I stole these of my Great Great Neice, Gabby at the beach.  She is so pretty!

 I pick up Ingrid almost everyday after school.  All the way from High School to her house, we are silent.  Neither says much and mostly nothing.  Sigrid would yack all the way home.   Astrid always talked some.  Ingrid is mum.  I have learned to just be the same.  When she gets out of the truck at her house, she tells me she loves me.  I know I love her.  I am learning that what she wants to share she will...which is NOT much with me.
 The above book is a good one.  It is about an Arkansas boy from Helena, AR.  Laura, Erin and I all liked it.
 The side Meadow is mowed!   I love mowed fields and clean fence rows as I was raised on a real farm.  Grown up fence rows are not pretty to me.  The Black Gum still has leaves.  We always have a buzzard roost near Galla Lake.

 Laura has lots of Mums and they grow really well at her house.  I think it is the Pine trees nearby.  I think Mums like acid soil--not sure though.  Maybe she has Patsy's green thumb.

 More of Laura's Mums.
 The Ash tree still has leaves.
 Fleta here are the rods I picked and the curtains.  I like that they slide shut and open with ease.  Astrid choose the colors.
 Sigrid is growing up.  Larry said this weekend that he looked over at her and for a second he saw Ingie.  Sometimes I see Astrid and sometimes I see Ingie and most of the time I see Sweet Siggie!
 My Swamp Daisies are ugly--not enough rain.  I water them but they need lots of water to look good.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Qualifications of A Weatherman

It was raining this morning so I walked this afternoon.  It was hot.  Weathermen are liars!  Over and over, I heard--high will be 70 or 71 early and temp will fall all day.  Did not happen.  Sun came out and it was in the 70s all day with a bright sun.  Since, it has been so hot, it was hot today.  Now, they said low 40s tonight.  If that happens, it will be nice and cool tomorrow!
Sigrid just had a twin bed.  If someone stayed overnight with her, there was not really room and they had to sleep in the floor.  Laura and she redid this old iron bed Laura had bought when she was a student at U of A.   They bought a new mattress.  It surely looks nice.  They did a great job!  Pop loaned them a sander.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Advice to Sister

 Helen is watching over Sister closely!  I told her today that Fleta has a choice--live or die!  I think of my friend (just internet not face to face friends) Margie.  She lost her husband when she was much older than Fleta.  She chose life!  I am amazed at all she does.  She even had to give up her long time home and move to a duplex!  If she had gotten to choose, she would have preferred to have her Bob with her longer.  But we are not in charge.  We are just in the movie!  Make yourself a star role, Sister.   You are just a pebble, but when tossed into the water a small pebble makes a lot of ripples.   Our Lord brings sweet out of bitter, joy from sadness, good from a bad situation!  My verse today said--"Be still in My holy Light while I cleanse you from the wounds of disappointment".

 This week it was very warm.  This beautiful bird wanted to cool off in my bath, but first came the Blue birds and the little bird waited!



 Finally even the little Finches forced her to fly to her perch and wait!

and then a big Mockingbird.

At last, the biggest predator of all took a picture!  I frightened them all away while trying to control the moment by making a memory.  If I had just sat quietly waiting, finally my beautiful bird would have gotten a turn in the cooling water, but no I was anxious and ruined it all!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Aging





8 - 4 = 4















Funeral Today

 Well, Fleta made it through the funeral.   She was stoic, but now forever without the person she has spent most of her life with has started.   She will make it I know, but it will not be easy.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Remembering Brother With Love

He would be 78--missing my brother today.

Patsy's Story About George Shopping

Saturday, February 11, 2012

More Bad News--Good News
Of course this post by sister Patsy is pure fiction, but still I love it and her.

shopping with George

After George retired Fleta insisted he go with her shopping at walmart.  Unfortunately, like most men, he found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.Equally unfortunate, his wife is like most women - loves to browse.Yesterday his dear wife received the following letter from the local walmart Dear Mrs. Aday, Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Aday are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom. 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted in a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.We don't have a Code 3. 5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway. 6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the Children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' using different sizes of funnels.13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'15. October 22: Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?And last, but not least16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, And then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out and injured their head.

Bad News, Good News

Mockingbirds were all over my bird bath this week.  As it was a lot hotter than should be this time of year.

Bad news--the air tore up and it was still hot like July!  Larry checked and and found it to be in the inside unit.  The fan motor he said.  The fan motor is inside what Larry calls a squirrel cage.  It forces the air out into the ducts in the house.  He called a guy he went to school with who has an A C business.  Sure enough, it was the an motor.  Paul said they were expensive--$300 to $500!  Wow!  Then pay to have it installed into the squirrel cage.  Now, the good news--Paul said--"I think this is under warranty".  Sure enough!  Fan motor was free and Paul only charged $100 to pull the squirrel cage and put the new one inside! 

Bad news--Good news!  I am trying to lose weight.  This morning I weighed 133!  Bad news--not so-scales then said error!  Good news--I am losing slowly and that is when the weight usually stays off!

Good news--Bad News.  I sent money to Jonell for Frances Sue to make me a nice arrangement for George!  Jonell said she was making a beautiful one for me.  Bad news--Frances Sue said there is no way she can take any money for her service!

So...I have been thinking today--in most good news there is bad news and in most bad news there is good news.  Look closely and you will see it!

Monday, October 9, 2017

George Aday SR.





GEORGE HENRY ADAY, SR., of Green Forest, Arkansas was born February 1, 1947 in Sacramento, California, son of George Washington and Pearl Alice (McLain) Aday. He departed this life October 6, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 70 years.

George was a proud United States Army veteran, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved working and helping others. His entire life was one of service to his family, community and country.

On August 4, 1972, he was united in marriage with Fleta Mae (Powell) Aday, who survives him. He is also survived by his two sons, Gregory Aday and George Aday, Jr. both of Green Forest, Arkansas; brother, Leroy Aday of Reno, Nevada; sister, Conda Mayder and husband, Gary, of Sacramento, California; four grandchildren, Steven Lane Aday, Emily Aday, Robert Lee Aday, II, and Hannah Lee Aday; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Washington and Pearl Alice (McLain) Aday; brother, Robert Aday and sister, Wanda Smith.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Nelson’s Green Forest Chapel. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Alpena Cemetery, Alpena, Arkansas with Brother Frankie Powell officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Coin Church, 2185 CR 803, Green Forest, Arkansas 72638.

When I think of George Aday this is the song that I hum.  On the last, he did not get there fast as he could not breathe...but he was a friend you could count on!   Dedicating this song to George today.  He pulled Laura out of the ditch.  He came to Erin's aid when her rig would not start.  He did not ask "what is in it for me?"  He was a true friend to many!