News from Nonna: September 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Yesterday was Jacqui’s birthday and guess what she got?  A new niece, Tylee Afton Jardine, weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and 19 inches long.  I swear she is a clone of Creed.  Verlinda Camera 047

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One proud daddy.

Of course, Jacqui fits right in where ever she goes and the hospital is her home away from home!

Who is delivering today?

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Laurie is here to help take care of the Jardine household, Creed is not allowed to visit because of the HlNl virus. 

I am sure there are more pictures to come, but we are so grateful for another healthy little princess.  That makes our count, 6 Princesses with one more on the way, and three little men….We are very blessed.


I finally have pictures of the walls that I painted in Tara’s house.  I used to tole paint all of the time, and had the opportunity to do it on a bigger scale, by painting a room for Gage.

At the time, Home On The Range, was the big movie. So a Little Patch Of Heaven, was from the movie.



 Not a good angle of the barn, but you get the idea.


Loved the pigs in the mud!



Chicken coop and pond with little duckies.

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Horses, sheep.

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My favorites, the cows. Reminds me of my childhood.


As close as I have come to planting a complete garden.


That’s all folks!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wise Advise

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio *"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me... It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone... 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will.. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others.. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or did not do. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come. 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.