Monday, April 28, 2008

We're Home, Come On In

Hi dear friends. Finally, we are home.. My darling, Rhett is feeling better but he is far from back to normal. He has oxygen continuously but hopefully after he gets his strength built back up a little he can go back to using it only at night, like before. After all this, do you think he'll listen to me next time I say "you need to go to the doctor", instead of being stubborn and telling me, "I'm ok, I'll feel better in a day or two." MEN!!!!

We can't thank you enough for all your prayers and get well wishes. I've seen the pages that you all have made but haven't had time to comment yet. I've told Gary about them, he hasn't been able to make it into my office yet to actually see them but he will soon. He thinks you all are a great bunch of friends and he sends his thanks to all.

As for me....I've missed y'all so much and can't wait to get back into my normal routine visiting with all of you and seeing all the beautiful pages that I've missed. I did notice that Miss Gerri's page of her visit to us won Page of the Week....Congratulations, Miss Gerri..that was hilarious!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Goodness,Y'all

are just the greatest bunch of friends! I never expected to win with a pic of a "just a tad bit tipsy, Miss Gerri" lol. Thank you all so much, you're all such wonderful friends, don't know what I'd do with out you.

That being said, I apologize for not being here to vote..but very early Saturday morning I had to take my dear Rhett (Gary) to the hospital. He has COPD with emphysema and has developed pneumonia on top of that. So I will probably be out of touch for at least a couple of more days. Don't know when they will let him come home. I'm just here for a minute to shower, change clothes and then it's back to the hospital, but I had to stop and check in with everyone while I'm here. Will keep you all updated as I can. Please keep my dear Rhett in your prayers. I love you all so very much, and consider each one of you my extended family.
Love and hugs,Miss Scarlett (and Rhett).

PS: Please continue to make yourselves at home here and would someone please keep an eye on Miss Gerri?? ( I think she's developed quite a taste for the "rheumatiz medicine"). LOL

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I was looking out on the veranda

today and was so surprised to see Miss Gerri! I do believe it's the first time I've been home when she visited. We had the most pleasant chat and a pitcher (or two, maybe it was three) of mint juleps. Now, I'm not one to gossip, but that Miss Gerri can put away some mint juleps! Why, you would swear she was raised in the south! Well, we chatted and listened to some music and when Miss Gerri was ready to leave she asked if I had any TN white lightning that she could take with her....mind you it was for "medicinal purposes only" (she said). Well, being the gracious southern hostess that I am, how could I refuse a request from such a lovely friend of mine? She was ever so thankful and promised she'd be back real soon for another visit. I declare, she's just the sweetest little thing and so ladylike. It's a shame she has this strange condition when she walks though, why if I didn't know better, I'd think she was just a little bit tipsy (if you get my meaning). Love you, Miss Gerri...y'all come back real soon!!

Kit is Miss Carol's "Mix It Up".

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

1964 was a very good year

It was the year I graduated from high school and went off to college. It was also the year that my very favorite car of all time, came out. A 1964 Ford Galaxie 500. Big and heavy, long and sleek. (that just about describes me now, lol). I have owned two of them in my lifetime but I no longer have either one. Probably couldn't afford gas for them now anyway. I have entered this page in Flair's "Fords Rule" challenge. I think Carol's latest kit "Mix It Up" matches the color of the car perfectly. Thank you Carol for sharing your great talent with us. Picture was taken in September of 2000 at the "Rod Runs" in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Now don't laugh....

I know, you can't help yourself....ok, now that you've recovered I'll go on with the story behind this page....OK...I hear you still laughing! Now wipe the tears from your eyes, get up off the floor and I'll continue....

I know I said that I wasn't going to enter any more challenges on another site, but while sitting on the veranda last night, I had one too many mint juleps and saw this "old school" challenge on the site and couldn't help myself. I suspect that it may have been one of Gerri's voices that was lurking on my veranda that made me do it. LOL.

Anyway, this is my third grade picture. The journaling reads:
"I was barely 7 years old, in a new school, moved from second to third grade early, no friends here, other kids in the class were older than me. I wondered...could life get any worse?!" In my seven year old mind, I thought not. But of course, I survived and made friends eventually and life was good again.

Kit is "Emma", a freebie on retrodivadesigns blog.
Of course, I survived and by the end of the year all was fine.

Denim Doll

My now, 14 year old granddaughter, Tiffani. Like Gerri, I think it's only the grandchildren who are getting older, (NOT!) LOL. No special reason for the page,'s my granddaughter, I think she's cute and it matches the kit. LOL
Kit is a freebie called "Denim & Dirt" from scrapsbyjewels blog.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One of my favorite pictures

of granddaughter, Tiffani. I remember this picture as if it was yesterday. I had gotten a big bunch of flowers to set out in the yard and just brought them in the house and set them on the kitchen table for a minute. Tiffani promptly climbed up into a chair and was deciding which she liked best by smell. Always trying to be the diligent mamaw...I had my camera close by.

This is Carol's new kit "Sunshine and Springtime" and it's so lovely. You can find it at cjsscrapbookingwithattitude or on her blog at angelscrapper. Click on either blinkie at right.

Our Beautiful Redhead

A scrapbook page using a picture of my mom that my daddy carried in his wallet for years. The picture was taken in the 1960's so that...