Sunday, July 27, 2008

Never a dull moment!

Well, there is never a dull moment on Old MacLaurie's farm! LOL If it isn't roosters swimming around in our pool, or chickens sitting on 15 chicks, or rescuing kittens from rising water put out from a hurricane,it is our Mamma Kitty having babies! LOL We have a ferrel cat, we call Mamma Kitty. For some reason, she has come to love Kylie and she lets her maw all over her! We feed all our ferrel cats dry cat food, but Mamma Kitty is special. We allow her up on our porch and feed her canned cat food and give her milk! Kylie would spoil EVERY animal if we would let her.

Yesterday, I looked at Mamma Kitty and told DH and Kylie that she was going to pop! She is so fat and just looked miserable. She was all sprawled out across the porch and I thought man, I felt just like that at the end of my pregnancy! Sure enough, she had the kittens sometime through out the night. This morning, as every morning, bright and early we went out to call her to come and eat. I ran in to DH and told him she had her babies, she had her babies. We have to go find them. Mamma Kitty lost all her babies from the last litter. She is old. DH said after breakfast, I will go find them, it's 2 against one, I guess I have no choice! LOL

DH is slick, he hid and watched her as she left the porch when she was done with her food and milk. He came in and said, I think I know where she has her babies. They are under the bush hog! Oh no! He said don't worry, I can get them with out moving it. Kylie and daddy were outside for about an hour and here comes Kylie with a 5 gallon bucket, looking like a proud mamma! She HAD 5 BABY KITTENS IN TOW and one Mamma Kitty on her heals.

We are currently using Kylie's playhouse as a shelter for Mamma Kitty and her babies. It is cool and safe. We are hoping she keeps them in there and allows us to be a part of their lives.

Thanks for sharing in a special moment of Miss Kylie's. She's on cloud nine today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

50,000 Names, Carved in the Wall

Someone whom I love very much sent this to me.....

Click here 50,000 and make sure your volume is on!

Ricky, I miss you and love you terribly!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

WISTERIALANE is at it again!

The girls of Ebay group, Wisterialane, have come together again to present a FABULOUS launch this week! Search Wisterialane Park to see all the wonderful offerings.

I collaborated with my good friends, Kathy of Pixie-Dust-Studio, Lesli of SweetToesBoutique, and Erin of Fairy*Tails*Bowtique!

This set ended very early with a BIN, but keep your eyes peeled... there is another set that is very different going live soon!

Friday, July 4, 2008

GOD Bless America!

God Bless America, my HOME, sweet HOME!

Thank you to all my brothers and sisters, all the military personnel for keeping our country free and safe! God bless each of you.... I miss and love you Ricky, and I am so VERY proud of you...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Sister.....

My sister sent me this today, and I figured by sharing it here, it would reach more people!

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked..

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids..."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up..

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, " We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose."

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

"Good friends are like stars........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there."