Thursday, December 23, 2010


Well, life is finally settling down a bit at the old homestead.  My grandson is doing great and we are so very blessed and thankful for his recovery.  Hubby has had some health issues but after a hospital stay, medication and a lifestyle change, he is recovering also.  I have tried to keep up with the blogs but just didn't take the time to post.  Thanks to all who have emailed and kept in touch.  I sincerely appreciate your prayers and concern. 

I wanted to stop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  It will definitely be merry at our home this year.  God Bless!!  Chatty Kathy

Sunday, August 15, 2010


We just learned this week that our eight week old grandson, Bradley, will have heart surgery on August 24th at MUSC in Charleston, SC.  When he was born, we were told he had a slight heart murmur but that it would probably correct itself.  We were not too concerned since our other grandson had the same problem and after one month it was gone.  Bradley's did not go away so his pediatrician sent him to a cardiologist and he found a coarctation of the aorta which is basically a kinked aorta.  He will be admitted on Monday, the 23rd for pre-op testing and another ultrasound and then surgery early on the 24th.  He will be on a ventilator for 24 to 48 hours and if all goes well should be released in 5 to 7 days.  Please pray for this little guy.  I know God is in charge but a few extra prayers can't hurt.  I will try to post more details as we learn more.  Thanks!!  Chatty Kathy

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day and new additions!!

I miss my Daddy but I know he is celebrating Father's Day with my brother so all is good.  I have the greatest memories and think of him every day.  He will always live in my heart.

Happy Father's Day to my husband, my son Toby, my son Lee and my son-in-law Todd.  They are all wonderful Dad's!!!  Lee just gave us another beautiful grandson on Thursday.  Meet Bradley~~~

Weighing in at 6 lbs 14 ozs and 19" long.  He came home in the same gown that his Papa (my husband) wore almost 60 years ago!!  What a wonderful Father's Day gift!!

We have another new grandbaby too!!  Toby blessed us with this little bundle of joy~~~Meet Jaxon~~

He weighs 4 lbs. and is 10 weeks old!!!  LOL!!!  I am puppy sitting him today. 

We have had an eventful week with these two new additions.  God is good!!!

Have a blessed week everyone.  Hugs to all, Chatty Kathy

Monday, May 31, 2010

Have a great Memorial Day!

Gosh, I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  Spring has been really busy.  Three of our grandchildren were playing ball, of course, all at different fields and times (although some were at the same time!) so we were all over the place.  But it was fun!!  Glad it's over for now. 

The house is painted!!  FINALLY!!  Took the painter a while to get started but he did a great job and we have now hired him to paint the porch railings, stain the deck and replace the screen on our porch.  Did not plan on spending the extra money but time has not permitted us to get much maintenance done on the house this year.  I also did not plan on spending over $2,000.00 on a new washer and dryer either!!!  Not happy about that but when the repairman told us it would cost over $800.00 to fix the washer we decided we could probably get a new one for not much more than that.  So shopping we go and hubby wants a matching set.  Yes, I said hubby, not me, wants a matching set!!!  My washer and dryer are behind closed doors so I really don't care if they match or not.  Anyway, we got 'em and they will be delivered after we get back from vacation in a couple of weeks.  Anybody have the ones with the steam features?  I have heard they are really good but haven't used them myself so we shall see if the "steam" is worth the extra money.  I sure hope so!!!

My post on this Memorial Day is in memory of my brother, Kenneth Allen Mason, killed in Vietnam on January 5, 1969.  Thanks brother....I love you and miss you.....

Have a wonderful Memorial Day folks!!  Don't forget to says "Thanks" to our military.  All gave some.....but some gave all.  God Bless!!!  Chatty Kathy

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter everyone!!!  Enjoy the day with the good Lord, family, friends and chocolate bunnies!!
Hugs!!  Chatty Kathy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm baaccckkk.....

but you didn't know I was gone, huh?  Took a trip to San Antonio, Texas for a few days.  Enjoyed absolutely beautiful and warm weather and came home to cold and yuck.  LOL!!  Except for spending 14 hours in airports trying to get to Texas, the trip was great.  Don't think I want to fly Delta again.  The first delay was because of weather conditions in Atlanta with fog.  That delay caused us to miss our flight out of Atlanta and the next flight was 6 hours later.  Well, we got reassigned to the later flight and when we checked in the exact words out of his mouth were "you are not on this flight, you left on the 1:42 flight".  Huh, do you not see me standing here?  After about 15 minutes, he finally confirmed our flight and we were on our way, thank goodness!!  It only took a little over 5 hours to get home and that was with a one hour layover in Dallas.  Here is a view from our hotel on the Riverwalk.

On Saturday that river was lime green!!!  Yep, St. Patrick made a visit and turned it green.  There was lots of festivities with music, food, street parade and then a river parade.  Lots of people and we had a great time!! 

I haven't been up to much since my last post so nothing really to tell.  Maybe something exciting will happen soon!!!  Heading off to work, take care!!  Hugs, Chatty Kathy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm a scatterbrain...

can't seem to keep focused lately.  I am on this computer every day but don't seem to get anything done.  I log on with the intention to post to this blog but then never get to it.  I start reading emails, then answering emails and before I know it the clock says its time to leave for work.  I get home, get dinner done, clean the kitchen and do whatever needs to be done around the house, get on the computer with the intention to post and.....well, you know the routine.   Do you feel like you waste a lot of time by not getting to what you intend to do or is it just me?  I think I'm getting old and forgetful.  LOL!!

Anyway, let's see what has been happening around here.  I finally got my trashy swap items complete and will be mailing those out tomorrow.  I didn't mean to wait until the last minute to finish up but with all the snow we have had, I didn't get to the thrift stores until just a couple of weeks ago.  I will be so glad when winter is over.  We don't usually get much snow but this winter we have had more than we have had in many years.  Maybe that's what is wrong with me, my brain is frozen!!! 

Oh, look at what I got.......

and look at what I did with it......

I am having lots of fun!! This is one of those market totes with the zippered top that I embroidered on.  I have been invited to two baby showers this weekend and have embroidered on some receiving blankets, burp clothes and socks.  Still have lots to learn though.   I put Shelby's initials on one of her pullover tops and they ended up being inside out.  LOL!!  She was so sweet about it and said "Nana, that's OK, I can wear it when we paint together."  Thank the good Lord, I never do wrong in her eyes. 

Speaking of painting, the house is still not done.  The painter called Monday and said it would be another two weeks before he could start.  I'm glad he has plenty of work but I really want this house DONE!!  I don't like living in a mess...arrgghhh!!

Well, I want you to look at this, I actually got a post done!!  Ha, ha~~big hugs my friends.  Chatty Kathy