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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blogazine Guest Terra!

Hope all is well with you tonight! I am so excited that I have a very sweet, lovely and talented fellow blogger that has graciously agreed to be my next Blogazine Guest.

It has been fun getting to know Terra out here in this fabulous world of blogging so I thought you too would love to meet her.

When I thought of the Blogazine idea on here a few years ago it was because I know everyone of us has our own story to tell . Also I want my blog to be like one big family and I felt by doing this my blogging friends could meet friends of mine they have not yet met.

So meet and welcome Terra of  the blog Terra Garden!

Hi Maggie,
I am charmed that you invited me here to your Blogazine and I can see I am in good company.
My creativity is partly expressed in writing, and I have two books published with gals I met in an online writing group.
The first in our series is “Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday”, and our new book is “Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms.”

Our mom book is an ideal Mother’s Day gift, baby shower gift or an anytime gift for a mom you care about. New moms and seasoned moms will gain some tips and definitely some smiles, and also some recipes.
We include lots of short tips, like how to calm a child, and lots of humor. We share recipes kids can make, including my recipe for banana, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, perfect for putting on the grill outside or for baking in the oven. See Trish’s easy to make strawberry ice cream recipe, and her tip from her mom “Give yourself a break. Aim for a C on your housekeeping or cooking report card and know that it will all be okay in the end.”

The Internet and the blogging world connect people in a friendly way, and my co-authors have become my friends. Two live in Ohio, two in Texas and me way out here in California.
Can you believe we wrote this book in harmony and have never all met each other in person? When we wrote our first book we joked we would all meet when Oprah would interview us on her TV show.  Ha ha, that didn’t happen.
My co-authors are Leslie Wilson, Cathy Messecar, Karen Robbins and Trish Berg. Writing is something we do on our own, and is a bit lonesome, so it is great to have writing partners for my books.
Our books are each hardcover, charming color on each page and I think the price is low, about $12.
Another passion of mine is gardening, and if you saw our garden, you might not know that, because I have lots of weeds so it looks kind of wild which the songbirds appreciate.  I also have lots of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, bird feeders, bird baths and a chaise lounge for sitting in and reading. If I sit still the birds ignore me and become very bold.
My hubby and I have been married for 41 years and are happy that our adult children live nearby. Our sons are the ones I practiced my parenting on, as I garnered the tips for our mom book. And our kids still love me, thank goodness.

Hope you enjoyed reading about Terra. Please click on her site Terra Garden  and visit her fun Blog.

Thank you Terra for doing this story for me. I have been wanting to start back up with my Blogazine Stories and I appreciate you helping me do so.

You know I would love to have you as my next guest so just send me your story to

I am had a bone density test today and found out that I am no longer 5'1" it seems I am now all of 4'11". How disturbing is it to find out your shrinking.

Since finding out that I am a walking Heart Attack last week I have given up all the foods I love. Giving up cookies is a big sacrifice but a must along with all the southern fried foods I so enjoy.

Last week when the doctor was running all these test on me she came into the room and mentioned she wanted to do a Pab Smear Test on me and I immediately spoke without thinking which happens a lot with me and I told her " OH No.....I don't think so No one has been down there in years and we weren't going to start today!" 

I meant that I no longer need this test run but of course it did not quite say it in the way I meant to say it.
You should of seen the look on her face but thank goodness when I explained what I meant to say she died laughing.

For all of you who have had dreams of me and the cowboy getting together well I wanted to tell you our crazy adventures out here on the North Forty are soon to be over because my boss has ask him to move because she hates the house he lives in and wants to bull doze it down. 

He is of course upset because he loves living out here. I feel bad for him but the house he lives in is in bad shape and I can understand her not wanting to spend the money on it.

Have a wonderful weekend and always I think of all the thousands of blogs out here you could be visiting but you are here with me so boy does that make me feel special and very Happy. Thank you for being my friend.

Love to all

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

How are you? I thought of you often these past few weeks but could not for the life of  me do a post.
If it could go wrong out here on the North Forty it did. Between everything breaking and my health issues it as been an incredible few weeks.

The past few months I have had a painful rash on my leg. After seeing several doctors I find out I have a vein disease and will need surgery to remove some veins in my leg.

I also had blood work done and it turns out that my cholesterol is off the chart high. My doctor told me I was a walking heart attack. Talk about an eye opener. So now I am reading everything I can find on lowering my cholesterol.

On top of all these doctor visits my air conditioning unit went out along with my refrigerator. It seems we had a power surge out here on the North Forty and my house and the pink house were both hit. We are already suffering with 90 degree temps so I am a big sissy when it comes to my air being out in the house. It was only a few days waiting on the repair man but it seemed like weeks. ha ha

I had to replace the refrigerator and since I knew Texas was having a tax free day on certain energy saving appliances I did not buy it until yesterday. Spent today waiting on them to deliver it. Nothing fancy since the kitchen out here is just a closet and all the doors are so small

I could go on and on about the things happening these past few weeks but I love you to much to continue telling you all my troubles. :)

It wasn't all bad I celebrated a big big Birthday on the 13th! I am officially now on Medicare. Where oh where have the years gone.

The picture of the snow man was taken in Vermont this weekend.  It amazes me that we are in the nineties and their still having snow. As much as I love the North East I could not handle snow in late May.

I hope your enjoying this special holiday. Be safe and take time to remember our wonderful Men and Women serving our beautiful country. May God Bless all of our Veterans and their families. Remember our fallen soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us.

This week I have a friend of ours out here in Blog land who is going to be a Blogazine Guest. I do hope you come back and meet Terra. She is a lovely lady and you will love reading her story.

Sweet Dreams

Love to all

Friday, May 3, 2013

A Good Laugh!


A husband and wife are shopping in their local supermarket. The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the wife.
"They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans" he replies.
"Put them back, we can't afford them" demands the wife, they carry on shopping.

A few aisles farther on, the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the husband.
"It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replies the wife.
Her husband retorts: "So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."
That's him on Aisle 5.
My brother Tommy sent this to me via email and thought it was so funny I wanted to share it with you.
Hope all is well with you and sending you wishes for the best weekend. Get out of the house and do something fun.
Tonight I am having dinner with Chrisit and Paul for his Birthday! Christi is cooking......
Love to all