Wednesday, August 27, 2008


No, I'm not 29 years old but on August 25th Jim and I celebrated our 29th anniversary. We had a quiet evening at home without any big fanfare. I believe two things about special occassions. I may be high maintenance when it comes to facials, pedicures and massages but I am very low maintenance on birthdays and anniversarys. I don't want waste money on cards or flowers. Infact, instead of buying each other cards we often go to Wal Mart and just read the cards there and save the $5.00 That started out as a joke but we thought it was fun so we continue. And secondly, I don't want to celebrate important life events just one day a year but rather celebrate
everyday. Jim was sweet, he said he would marry me all over again. And of course I would marry him again with perhaps a few minor contract changes. Seriously, he is a sweetheart and I did good with this one!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


a footlong corndog and drank rootbeer from a plastic jug! But I did. That's what you do when you go to the fair. For the last 28 years with only missing a couple of years Jim and I have gone to the Ozarks Empire Fair. This year we took Grace and that meant that the rides were a big part of the evening. She has an adventurous spirit and is not afraid of anything. She was ready for any ride they would let her on. We rode the farris wheel together and then she the others by herself. She decided I was a liability when she realized that every time I rode with her it took more of her ride tickets!


I made Grace a new nightgown from a beautiful old embroidered pillowcase. I originally intended to made her a little summer dress but didn't do it soon enough and now she is too old for that look. It made cute nightgown and she seems to like it especially with my shoes, heels of course!