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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Life Is Good!


What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
                                                                           ---Colette
Do you see pictures and try to put words with them? This is one of those pictures you could easily put a lot of words together to describe what the poor kitty is thinking!
Have you ever felt like you have too much weighing you down or some body is always sticking their butt where it doesn't belong. (sorry couldn't resist that one) hahaha

I know I have but that was before I met all of you!
Now no matter how big the problem is in my life I know that you guys are out there for me. And I am so grateful for all of you! So thank you for stopping by and checking on me again.
Today started out cold and windy and I thought it was February again. I thought OH NO not cold weather again. But by noon this is what I saw
beautiful fields of blue bonnets our state flower of Texas! They are all over the fields now where I live. We were hoping for more of them Saturday so the kids could take pictures in them but it was too soon. They are here now.Along with fields of Indian Paint Brushes.


I don't have to tell you when it got warmer what I had to do....yes mow and mow....I mowed way in the back fields so I would not disturb these fields of wild flowers. The field I was mowing in had not been cut yet this Spring so the grass was high. I was using ole John Deere to mow with and I ran over a big stone and it bounced me so high that only by the grace of God did I manage to grab hold of something and not fall completely off the tractor. I did fall off the seat....but was able to get back on it pretty quick before I ran into a tree. I felt like an idiot but thats how quickly accidents happen. Thank goodness this story had a Happy Ending too. hahaha  Of course when 3:30 am comes in the morning I may not be able to get out of bed.
Its my weekend to work at the Sheriffs Office and I am praying that it is a slow weekend but I have a feeling that before its over I will feel like that poor kitty in the picture above.


The state of Georgia is known for its Georgia Peaches and one of them that I love is Susan at Art of Mine. She received this sweet award for her lovely site and has sent this to me for my blog. I am always surprised when someone gives me an award. Thank you Susan for thinking of me. Susan is fairly new in blogland but the short time she has been on here she has made a huge impact on my life. I have talked to Susan on the phone several times and each time I hang up with the biggest smile on my face. She is a sweetheart that you will instantly love. Please go by and say hello to Susan at Art of Mine.
If you accept this award you have to tell seven things about yourself that no one knows about yourself in blogland. Well since I am a open book on here that is a challenge.  You would not believe the seven things Susan shared on her site. Good grief they make mine look so small.. hahaha
1.  Growing up I was terribly shy. Actually did not come out of it until my late twenties.
2.  I once owned my own Ceramic Shop and loved it.
3.  I was lucky enough to spend a summer on Lake Michigan and flew there on a private jet!
4.  I worked for the prison system here in Texas for 15 years and guarded the worse serial killer in Texas history. (At the time we did not know he was a serial killer) 
5.  Growing up I have always dreamed of being a pilot like Amelia.
6. My dream when I got older was to write a novel. I still wish for this.
7. My daughter and I both suffer with the horrible painful muscle disease Fibromyalgia!


Our Lovely Donna of the blog Brynwood Needleworks, received this beautiful Sunshine award, and I'm one of the ladies she's passing it to.  Once again, I am shocked that someone does this for me. Thank you Donna!

Donna is one of those ladies that seem to pull it all together so effortlessly. She intrigues me how many projects she takes on and completes in a short time.  Her biggest project going on now is a wedding dress that is absolutely gorgeous and I am in awe of anyone that even sews a flower girls dress much less the brides gown...On top of all this she and Handsome (her hubby) ride Harleys.  I adore Donna and truly love her. If you have not met Donna please take the time to do so at Brynwood Needlworks.
 
I am very grateful for these two awards and as in the past there is no way I can pick a few bloggers to pass on these awards too. Please don't think bad of me but I have done this before and it is just too hard on me. So please all of you that are reading this now please take one of these for your site and enjoy it as much as I am enjoying them. Also if you take the Kreative one please tell us seven things we do not know about you.

I have another great Blogazine story for all of you so come back for that great story! Also I need to show you what I bought at Warrenton. I did find something that I would like to give in a giveaway sometime in the future.

Sweet dreams

Maggie

35 comments:

Meghan said...

I can't believe you owned your own ceramic shop! That sounds incredible!!!

Melanie said...

I just can't tell you how much I enjoy your posts! You are so warm, welcoming, and encouraging! The pics of those gorgeous wildflowers took my breath away. Isn't God's handiwork just amazing!

By the way, my husband is a pilot (and instructor) and you should GO for it! Be a pilot like Amelia (but please don't disappear) :) It's never too late to give it a go.

I hope you have a good weekend!
Melanie

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Maggie,
Congrats on the awards, and I am so glad you didn't get hurt kicking up that rock. Farm accidents can be so scary. It was fun learning more about you, go write that book, and you can still learn to fly!!!
Kate

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

I use to love doing ceramics !
My daughter and I go to a shop called the Mud Room in Ottawa do do a few pieces when ever I go up there.
A jail.... serial killer.... yikes!!
My Dad was a policeman for 17 years a sergeant.Then he was Chief.I know first hand its not easy doing that kind of work...
I really enjoyed this post and the pictures are delightful.
Diane

Linda said...

Oh no, not fibromyalgia! I have trigeminal myalgia, but it isn't as bad as FM.

My brother is a police sargeant, and I have a niece who is a baliff in LA.

I've painted, but never did any ceramics. We did own ostrich, and that was interesting. I have a twin sister! I've been married for almost 45 years. I guess my life is kind of interesting!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Maggie:
I'm so glad you didn't fall off ol' JD! Goodness, girl, you've gotta be careful. I don't want to read a "ghost post" written by someone else to tell us you broke something important, like your typing fingers!

See? I'm not the only one who thinks you deserve an award! You know how much I love reading your posts. Gosh! Handsome has to listen to me laugh out loud while I read them!

You truly are a gem in Blogland...and I know that everyone loves your Blogazine. It was an inspired idea. (hmm..wish I'd thought of it!)

The wedding gown is finished and the post will go up at midnight tonight. I can breathe a little easier and focus on some other plans that need finalizing before the nuptials on April 17. Can't wait to reveal the bride in all her glory!

Take care. You know I'll be back!
xoxo
Donna

Marie S said...

Be careful on that damn tractor.
Congratulations on your awards. They are so well deserved.
Have a great day tomorrow and a lovely weekend.
Love and huge hugs!

Lisalulu said...

its almost the middle of the night, hope you are NOT in pain. You need to think up a fun name for your John Deer, like the bucking bronco it is! or maybe its that you are like the timex watch, 'takes a lickin but keeps on ticking' Hope your weekend is quiet! no arrests

Me....bunny said...

Like you, my life is an open book so I never know what to write in these situations. I have a friend with fibromyalgia who is on medication that helps and she also says that being in a spa helps too. I say..get off poor John Deere and get into a spa with a margarita...that'll do the trick. Take care of yourself Maggie

~ Regan said...

Hey Maggie! Glad there were no mowing accidents! Those flowers look so wonderful, I would love to see them in person!
Hope the weekend goes off without any big problems! I laughed so hard at the pic! THat poor kitty,... Probably thought, THis is why cats and dogs don't get along!
Have a great (and safe!) weekend!

Kelly said...

Hey Maggie! I'm just thinking about cutting my lawn (a JD not required!) I think you may have put me off though ha ha!
Lovely awards and well deserved!!! I love this type of award, Its always lovely to learn new things about our blogging friends!

karen said...

I loved reading this post! Great photos too!!!
Still working on a article for your blogazine ( will have to be postcard one I think!hehe) It was nice to get to know more about you as well(((hugs))))xx

Angela said...

Well thank goodness you didn't get seriously hurt when you feel off..I did giggle though as I read the story,,lol...your such a great story teller girl!

thanks for the weather update since I woke up here near Niaraga Falls ontario and it DOES feel like February..my goodness, but I'm rejoicing the sun is shining and hoping it gets warm like it did for you....

It's been raining for most of the week, so for this bit of cold, I will not complain, even though my toes are frozen (I'm wearing flip flops,,lol)

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Maggie~~ came by to catch up! You got it all under control I see!! HA! Love the "cat squash" pic!! XOXO :)

The Lone Star Queen said...

Hang on tight when your on that JD. I hope you have nothing but peace while working this weekend.

Kim said...

Hi Maggie,
Sorry I haven't visited much lately but its been so darn busy my head is in a spin most days. But as usual, your post brought a grin to my face. You need to velcro your butt to that darn tractor! LOL
Lovely wildflowers, we are still a bit (haha) early for that in Nova Scotia but it is warmer than usual for April.
kim

Meg said...

Just stopping by to say hello. Someday I hope to go to Texas and see those gorgeous fields of Blue Bonnet. Blessings Meg

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love the fields of wild flowers, they are beautiful!!! I love that photo with the dog and cat!! So funny!!! Have a great weekend, even if you are working!!! It was great learning those 7 things about you!! You are a scream!!!
Blessings.
xxxx

Plumrose Lane said...

This was so wonderful and I do believe the best part was being reminded we're not alone, such a treasure!
♥Sharon

Nezzy said...

I can always depend on a warm place to land over here. That pic just cracked me up. I can hear that little kitty yellin' UNCLE!!! We had a killing frost last night here in my Ponderosa's holler. {{{SIGH}}}

Ya'll have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!!!

BellaRosa said...

Maggie amor, I have missed visiting your lovely blog, I am starting slowly to make my rounds to everyone and catch up with what they are up to :) I am so glad that you were not hurt, amazing what can happen in a blink of an eye isn't it. I hope you have a beautiful weekend full of sunshine! Stay safe...oh and you know, I still think of that story you told about that lil biddy on the porch swing...bad thing is I think about it at the worst times and start LOL you should see the looks I get lol Besos, Rose

ps...thank you for visiting my lil blog, I love when I see that you have come by, you always make me smile :) and honored that your using some of your computer thingies to visit me :) Can you tell I know nothing about computers lol

sissie said...

You know you could still write that book. You no doubt have the talent to do it! I love visiting you blog, you always have something interesting to say. You always make me smile or give me inspiration. I'm thankful for that and that I am one of your bloggin buddies.

I'm glad you didn't get seriously hurt on that tractor. Girl, you better slow it down!

hugs
Sissie

xoxoKrysten said...

Hiya! Just happened upon your blog and I have to say I love it - I can't wait to stop by again and read more. Have a lovely weekend!

Libbie said...

Hey Mags...I was just peeking in to see what you are up to. That poor cat :) too funny!

Those flowers are goregous! You took those pictures!!! WOW! Not you are going all professional photographer on me & you just got a camera! :) They really are gorgeous!

Anything up with the house? I hope that is all turning out all right...do you have another renter yet?

Well I should get little Rocco here into bed. But before I do..you totally deserve those awards...Donna is pretty amazing isn't she!!! I have to agree with you there! But congrats...not dog butts... but you know :)

Good night Sis!!!
Lib

Diana said...

Hope you have a great weekend!

Vicki said...

DANG...
Still in transition but wanted to say hi...
hope to have the computer hooked up next week in the new diggs...

Don't be a pilot like Amelia..she died...

But write your novel NOW!

Misstheheckouttaya!

Back soon...

Sares said...

Love that picture! Poor kitty, wonder what he did to make the dog mad! The flowers are looking so pretty. There's nothing prettier than a field of wildflowers. Have a beautiful weekend Maggie!

Garden of Egan said...

The flowers are sooooo beautiful!!!!!

You totally deserve the awards.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always love your posts and the pictures were great...

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DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

Great blog and that painting at the top is beyond charming. I hate to nag but you need to update your copyright dates to include 2010.
SHAMELESS PLUG: I am giving away a print of one of my illustrations that originally appeared in Mirabella Magazine. Check it out...
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Holly Renee said...

That poor kitty.... how did that happen? I love the picture of the Indian Paintbrush. Good job with all the mowing. We have a pretty small back and front yard and I'm still putting of the mowing of that.

The Creative Hare said...

Oh my gosh, as a critter momo to six, I have seen pics like this daily. TOOOO funny. Love your feilds of flowers!! Beautiful. My hubs is drawn to the blues/purples. He would love this. I too will attempt to mow today. I may be dreaming bigger than my body is allowing me to do. We'll see though. I'm sorry to hear you suffer with fibro. I know It can't be easy. I hope the change of seasons doesn't affect you terribly. If it does, we at least have flowers and birds don't we? Hugs to you. Tammy

Pom Pom said...

Hi Maggie! I LOVE the wild Texas blooms! Gorgeous! I hope you have a lovely Sunday - Saturday sounds tired!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Sweet Maggie!!

I can't wait to see what you bought. Did you get to go by and see Anne at Fiona and Twig?

My vertigo is finally gone so I am back to creating!

Love,
LuLu♥

The French Bear said...

Maggie, I do love to read your posts, I always feel so good, usually laugh a lot and sometimes wipe a tear.....but always feel welcome!!!!
I am so happy that you didn't know he was a serial killer until after you guarded him....yikes!
My Dad was a pilot and I have always loved flying....go for it girl!!!
Thank you for always being there for me, I am so blessed to have friends like you!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B