Sunday, May 31, 2015


Awesome bright clear sky with a lot of gorgeous sunshine this morning....first time in 12 days! At least we have a chance this week of drying out a little...YIPPEE!  I hope I can get to some of my plants by tomorrow and see if any are salvageable....I know my little shed under the carport will need some cleaning out as the water was at least 3-4 inches deep in it! Maybe the river in the back yard will be dry enough that the mowers can do something back there on Wednesday!  LOL!  Anyhow, we (my kitties and I) have survived the month of May with the official total of 16.9 inches of rain (we got more than that unofficially) the good thing is all the lakes are full (overfull really) the trees and grass are all very green and the humidity and mosquitoes are on the rise! Now my phone can stop sending me emergency texts about the threats of severe thunderstorms, high winds, tornadoes, lightning and flash flooding and I can get back on my computer without worrying about a strike of lightning and/or loss of electricity!  Please pray for all the lives lost (and property damage and loss) during all the Spring weather events in Oklahoma and Texas during the month of May.
I did manage to create a few freebies for Miriam's Scraps earlier in the month using her MK20 and had uploaded them to Mediafire to be able to offer them on her site.  Here is what you might have missed. Click on her site to download any you might like.

I also did a birthday page for my sister Kathy on the 27th and got it on Facebook, but not able to stay on long enough to post here and I want it in my blog book at the end of the year....LOL! So here it is using a border from CheyOkota Digital Scraps and a flower frame from Neli at Lugar Encatado da Neli, Kathy, Jim with Jayson on his shoulders, Jason, Christina, Jayson, Jade and Ruby and Tiff & Jeff (Kat's family).
Also want these 2 Mother's Day pages I made for my dear friends Nina in a QP from Neli and Kaye in a QP by Miriam...LMBO!
I had my 3 month check up on my cataract was all super, still 20-20 in both eyes and don't have to go back for another year, now to get my teeth cleaned and my well woman check up in July and I will be through with any appointments that are scheduled.  I need some rest from the first 5 months of this year....LOL!  I am still working on a wedding album for Jannette and Mike and of course with the brand new Eliza Jane and her big sister Annabeth.  Oh, Maggie just found out Friday she is going to have another son in October....she says this is her last!  (Remember Calvin was almost 11 pounds when he was born) I am so looking forward to being able to scrap as soon as I finish cleaning up from all this rain.  I need to redo all my floors, but think I will wait for a couple more days of drying out....LMBO! ( I've grown lazy and getting used to napping each day since having to stay inside so much) !!!
Okay, about time for my NASCAR races so will close for this session...hoping all of you make lots and lots and lots of memories to share!  Chat more with you next time! Hugs, Mat


  1. Happy to hear sunshine is back again and all can dry now. I've heard about all the tornado's and terrible rains and storms and I was worried about you. But your house is still there, you are okay as well as all the furr babies .
    Once used to take a nap it is hard to let that habit go, isn;t it LOL!
    Going to make a little post now on my blog, so talk again next time.
    Big hug

  2. Boa tarde, querida amiga Mat!
    Fico feliz pelo sol ter voltado aí depois de 12 dias!
    Aqui no sul do Brasil, onde vim em viagem, tem feito dias frios e ensolarados, hoje o dia foi lindo!
    Estou aqui admirando seu belo trabalho, com uma linda combinação de cores,muito bom gosto e muita delicadeza! Está tudo muito lindo, amiga.
    Vou jantar agora com minha filha.
    Querida amiga, uma semana feliz e alegre para você é o que eu desejo!
    Abraços, Neli.

  3. translated by Google....
    Good afternoon, dear friend Matt!
    I'm glad the sun came back there after 12 days!
    Here in southern Brazil, which came on the road, has made cool, sunny days, today the day was beautiful!
    I am here admiring your beautiful work, with a beautiful combination of colors, very tasteful and very gently! It's all very lovely friend.
    Now I'm having dinner with my daughter.
    Dear friend, a happy and cheerful week for you is what I want!
    Hugs, Neli.

  4. I'm so glad to hear that the waters are subsiding, and you and your fur babies are all right. Be sure to check for mold once the water is dried up. This can be just as devastating as the water itself.

    Your layouts are beautiful. How do you manage to fit the whole blog year into just one book? I have to break it up into two volumes. One year, I had three volumes. Guess I talked too much that year! haha.

    Well, it's time to check the fridge for something tasty for lunch. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.