Sunday, December 26, 2010


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus

I ran across this today... so true !

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen,baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity; but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angelsand crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love does not envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return; but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust; but giving the gift of love will endure.

---Sharon Jaynes, Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas

Tootle loo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas...

  Christmas Greetings from our house to yours.... May your have a blessed Christmas Eve and a wonderful Christmas Day..

I just ahad to add this adorable picture... Its looks cozy but very cold...might be nice int he backyard where you can come in and warm up if you get too cold.

Tootle loo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

NYC here I come!

OMG I am going to NYC in February... lets call it part of my Christmas.... I am going with a couple of girls from my Sunday School class at BA.... It will be so much fun.... I have been at the NYC airport various time but never in the city!!!! Its one of the things I have always wanted to do, but nobody would go with me.

I have my ticket and after Christmas we will meet to decide where to stay, see and do!  So, if you have any suggestions on those three items... let me know.

the place i want to go:
1. Tiffany's- duh
2. Statue of Liberty
3. Chelsea Market
4. Bloomingdale's
5. Serendipity- I hear the hot chocolate is divine.
6. MET
7. a show

oh my where to stop!

Tootle loo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Little Bama

Hubs and I went to stay with baby puppy Bama last night while the kids went to a Christmas party. I took my new camera and had various photo shoots...

Welcom to the fam... Miss Bama
Tootle loo

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi Its me Moey, you know the grand dog.... just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas... Can you believe I let Nieniep put this ribbon on me... she tricked me with cheese and put the ribbon on while I was eating... I hear there is another dog coming in to the family tomorrow... hmmmm hope she doesnt come live here cause I dont like to share my toys or space... I will put a pic of her up tomorrow. Her name is Bama and she is really little. She will live with Uncle Lance and Aunt Laura. thank goodness... got to go ... I think there might be something to bark at outside!

Tootle loo

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How adorable

How stinkin cute are these shoes!  I just bought my first pair of Toms- white with silver, and I love them! Yep, I sure do. They are way comfortable.  Now wouldn't these be cute with a pair of boyfriend jeans rolled up- I already have the jeans.... so I am hoping that Santa put a pair of these size 7.5 under to tree for me...    I have been really good this year... I mean really good!  Dont let me down Santa!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Thankful for:

My great family: I could not have handled this past 2 weeks without my boys. They are both so wonderful and supportive and just took over everything  for Mike and I. What a blessing they are!  My extended family... momma, sister and aunt Tracy..all other family members too many to list!!!!

My friends- again they prayed for us daily.

My Church family- Boston Avenue Methodist Church- someone was there daily- Dr. Tankersley, prayers, food and phone calls.

Neighbors- watching the house and taking Moey out to potty

Staff at St John Tulsa- ver compassionate and always there for their patients and family

What a wonderful world...
Tootle loo

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Ira is a wonderful world!!!!!
Tootle loo

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I am totally amazed at the progress of hubs. He had quad bypass on Thursday. He is up walking, all tubes, IV's are out and hes in the shower right now. We hope to go home tomorrow or Tuesday. he has not had a pain pill since yesterday afternoon... God is good and we feel his presence during this chapter in our life!

Tootle loo

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quadruple Bypass

Good grief what a crazy week.
Hubs told me Friday am that he was having chest pains the past few weeks.... long story short we went to the doctor on Friday, cardiologist on Monday and scheduled an angiogram on Wednesday morning. I was thinking that we would have a couple of stints at the most, then home on Thursday afternoon.

Well, guess I was wrong. The doctor that did the angiogram came out yesterday and told me hubs needed open heart surgery---a couple bypasses! Ok we stayed in the hospital last night and the surgery was the morning.  Oops he had quadruple bypass this morning!!!!!! Bless his little heart! He is in ICU for 24 hours, and doing quite well.  I am home for the night  to get some quality sleep and then back in the am. He should be in a private room in the afternoon.  He will have a 5-7 day stay at St John... not the island!

Thanks to quick thinking and moving he didn't have any damage to his heart and will recover after a  couple of months.  WOW, how life can change in a flash.

God is good and has blessed us with a fabulous group of family and friends that have prayed consistently the past few days. God heard the prayers and hubs will be fine.  He was working with 60% of his heart. I guess when we look back we can see the decline in energy, etc.

Be sure to listen to your body and MEN- go to the doc when you feel bad.!!!

that's all for today... more later

Tootle loo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Need a book

My son #1 started a new company... do you need to publish a book... want to tell about your life story.. go see his website.

Tootle loo

Friday, November 12, 2010

busy busy busy

I have not had time to add all the pictures from my cruise to the computer.... a long story, but its been a very busy week... I have a wedding tomorrow and hope to have a calmer week next week.  hahaha.  More updates later...
Have a blesses week... keep your cup full of love and llet some spill over to others.


Thursday, October 28, 2010


Ii cant believe it time for my cruise... My BFF Tracy and I are jumping onboard Carnival Cruise Line on Saturday for a week of rest and relaxation!  Cant wait. 

Tootle loo

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mission Trip P{ics

 First day of Bible School...
 The Church where we worked...
 A lady in the village...
 The sandal maker... I bough 16 pair... need some shoes
 Ladies group... we met every afternoon...
 My Ingred.... I wanted to bring her home!!!!!
The beach... ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Tootle loo

Monday, October 25, 2010

Home from Nicaragua

So, there was a boat trip on the lake in Nicaragua... you stop under a tree and a monkey "Lucy", hops on the boat and will take a banana from you to eat. SHe had just hopped across my legs and on to Erin.... more pic later. I need to go run some errands and finish laundry... I leave Friday for a cruise with my BFF-Tracy. Oh what a busy October I have had....

Friday, October 15, 2010


The church blog is
follow along!

Tootle loo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

There is a chill in the air

I dont even want to look at my list of fall things to do... cause I have not had time, I mean I just have not dont most of them...
So I went to the Dr. last week still trying to play with my fibro crap, I mean syndrome... She prescribed Neurotin... sound like neurotic to me and change me to Lexapro... Then at the store a lady came in and we are talking about
my menagerie, I mean drugs, she suggested I take these vitamins first... She has chronic pain and they have helped her.... so I ordered them last night. We will see.  I didnt start the new drugs till later and the reason being is....

So our bags are pack and we are ready to leave for Nicaragua. we will be gone for a week doing mission work for our Church- Boston Avenue Methodist Church... follow on our blog-
I have had my typhoid shot, I have started  my malaria meds and I think I am somewhat packed and ready. We will work on a Methodist Church in Masaya and also have Bible School for 80, yes 80 kids.... whew!

then...... I am going on a cruise with my BFF Tracy. We went to Ok State together back in the day... not tell the actual date, but anyway she has beaten cancer for the 3rd time... she just finished her radiation and we are celebrating... so we will be cruising to Yucatan, Cozumel,  a couple of days at sea and lots of laughs and fun!

Arent they adorable... well I just had to finish with that little bit of cuteness. Yep, thats son 1 and his girlfriend Sarah... they will hold down the for while I am gone...

Dont feel bad for hubs... while I am on the cruise and and son 2 will be going to the TU/Notre Dame game in Illinois... I didnt want to go, cause we were not staying in Chicago!  oh well, that why I have not gotten anything done around here....

I have learned how to use the silhouette machine and have made lost of vinyl stuff and I have mad 1 of the diaper covers... :(  

have a great October... talk to ya later

tootle loo!

Monday, September 13, 2010

my Fall to do list:

Oh me oh my....
I just walked into the craft room and saw all of my 'crafty ' things for fall....
here we go
1. make diaper covers that I cut out for Payton
2. learn how to use the Silhouette I bought...
3. finish some jewelry
4. paint an old dresser and desk from Grammer to look cute in the craft room
5. organize better and label with my new silhouette
6. I got a new duvet for the bedroom, so I need to put up bead board on the bottom 2/3's of the room and paint the top 1/3 light green
7. recover some old chairs I have had for 25 years. just bought fabric... call old script, oh, paint the chairs white too
8. re organize L's closet, well it hasn't been his for years and never will be again :(
9. new floor in the hall bathroom
10. decide how to re do the kitchen

oh my, I think that's all folks....

Tootle loo

Baby Payton Grace

Pretty Cute huh...
tootle loo

Sunday, September 12, 2010

oh, oh, oh....

What a great day! Lunch with Ryan and Sarah at White Owl... Lance and Laura found a house and Kristyn is busy delivering baby Payton Grace... A friend of my brother in law flew my sister to Houston/Conroe this afternoon....

Now if the pesty migraine that is living in my head for the past 4 days would scoot.... I would be glad...

Prayers for my BFF in McKinney.... we went to OSU together and had a blast. She had beat breast cancer, it came back and went to her spine... beat that and bow its in her neck... we are thinkin 3rd times a charm.. prayers would be wonderful.... Tracy you will beat it again!

Tootle loo

Thursday, September 9, 2010

hmmmmm what to do?

So in a few weeks hubs and I are going to Nicaragua, for a mission trip.... No robber, someone will be staying at our house.... you cannot come it to snitch some thingy! Anyway since that is all straight...

I would like to blog each day so that people/family/friends/ Boston Avenue members can read about our travels.... BUT, do I need a whole blog itself for only 1 week, or do I dare give my sweet little innocent blog address to the whole entire Church family.... There really isnt anything on it that is really bad... just sometimes questionable.... help me Mr Wizard... do you remember Mr. Wizard on TV... you know Tom Terrific, yes that guy... let me find a quick pic. be right back.... well, look up at the top... there it is.....

Tootle loo

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fiddle dee,,,dee

Payton Grace told me yesterday that she really doesnt want to wear one of those white diapers without a cute little diaper cover.... you know...we always have to be cute even when we are a newborn.... so Nie nie P to the rescue... yep I cut out 5 little 0-3 m diaper covers....

I have an issue with cash registers.... when I worked with my sister we never not ever in the 10 weeks I was there..... well, same story at the consignment store.... I was really really really careful today, but my day started with forgetting the money bag and having to go back and get it........ arghhhhhh!

Allergies are kickin my "popo". I detest them....

Lookin for a new hair style.... think about going really short... just thinkin

thats it in the land of queenieville .... have a delightful holiday weekend!

Tootle loo

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

whats up....

I was looking around on the internet for a cute dress for Ashley to wear in L & L's wedding. She is going to be the flower girl.... anyway their colors are black, white a kinda limey green.... I went by Kathleen Kids today and saw some basic white ones... very pretty However I think theses would be cute too! except a green sash with maybe a little flower bud on it.... black shoes and a little sweater!
I made a bunch of jewelry for Bloomingdeals this weekend. I took old brooches and made them into rings... I forgot to take pictures... i will do that tomorrow.

Now I just finished eating 5 oreos! yummy I could eat the entire sleeve at one setting.... love em.

Tootle loo

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Oh where have I been

oh where have I been you ask... so maybe your dont ask,,,, I went with my mom and sister to Houston to prepare my niece's new baby nursery.. it took all of you .... yep, they had a shower too! these are just the blankets and doo-dahs...

Oh, that pic...thats me- nene p , in the pink and thats meme in the white.... we were really tired after shopping for Payton Grace.... the pregnant one you ask.... she is around with gramma d shopping for something Payton needs...

then hubs and i took off the denver, nebraska, wyoming and spent 5 wonderful days at Grand Lake Colorado.... this is a pic of my fav place to eat.... the rapids! delicious.... i think this will be the christmas card pic

yep, i got an iphone.... passin the time until we go into the repertory theater for a play.... carousel
I was great....loved it!

this is hubs pondering his future or maybe his past....

i think thats about it... i did decide not to go back to preschool teaching this year... what you say... you loved it.... the twisting, squatting, turning, rolling and other bodily feats were too much for my friend fibromyalgia! So I work a couple of day per wk at a store in Owasso, Ok... its a consignment store with my bff Laura. we have such fun..... both of us crazy ole teachers trying to stay out of trouble....
so thats where i have been the past 3 weeks.... home until october then off to Nicaguara for a mission trip.... the Hawaii trip ..... hmmmmm. son 2 and daughter in law to be decided to get married here in Tulsa ok. yippee. so no hawaii trip for the whole entire fam damily! you know what i'm talking about.... they will go to Kauai for theri honeymoon....

Tootle loo

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

general stuff...

Isn't this just an interesting picture... yep I got it from somewhere on the vast open Internet... kuddos to who ever put it together.... I did not...

This rose is gorgeous! don't you just love the beautiful colors... its so darn hot in Ok., that the roses are kaput! hot dry nothings that is... so i am enjoy them on the computer... smell really close... oh its sweet...

look at this adorable camper... it could belong to my sister.... her name is Connie... not Constance. It would be fun for a girls night out.
We could eat under this lovely tent and drink lemon drop martini's until we drop and of course the ocean would be right nest to the camper... oh I must quit dreaming like this... it leads to depression!

I am off to Houston to see my niece.. .. and enjoy a baby shower for Payton Grace.... she is such a diva and not even born yet...
I had the second sleep study last night... i took ambien... its not my friend!!! I cant remember driving home at 5:00 this morning... i went back to bed and slept till 10:45! ran errands and sleep till 4:00. I am getting packed and off to bed in just a few...
tomorrow is my last day at New Haven :( I will really miss that pre school. I hope to be able to sub a few days next year!
Oh, I got an iPhone today... how much fun is it... i feel like i have moved into another realm of the world...
better go to bed and sleep off the ambien from last night...

Tootle loo

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Good Bye Gram.... you taught me so many things as I was growing up... i have love having you in my life and i will miss you every day... see you in Heaven some day!

Tootle loo

Sunday, July 18, 2010


No pictures today...
I just got back from a whirlwind trip to OKC... yep Grammer is on 24 hr Hospice again. She is slowly dying and I just dont like how this all has to happen.... its her worse nightmare... she always wanted to go quickly and NEVER linger and linger... thats just what is happening.... linger, dementia, linger....

She is such a fighter... she is cantankerous, ornery, hard headed and stubborn... guess she will be this way to the end...

Saturday I was singing hymns to her in her room, passing the time... I asked her today if she wanted me to sing... she hadnt uttered a word but very clearly said... NO! how funny! no more singing from me!

Hospice said it would be a long week , but her body is shutting down and must go through different steps to get there...

love ya bunches Grammer

Tootle loo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

heavens to betsy!

Good gosh...
The sleep study results came back!
1. obstructive sleep apnea- severe
2. Periodic Limb Disorder- severe
3. restless leg syndrome

Oh, I get to go back for another night of 'syfy' hook up and this time take ambien!!!!!

Tootle loo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

how could this happen???

Every year for Ryans birthday I get him peti-fores from Merritts... I went by today to get them! Merritts is closed until Monday... how can this happen... the boy will have a birthday without Merritts... do they know what is happening here?? What ever will I do???? All of the Merritts close at the same time!!!!!!!!!!


Tootle loo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

sleep study...

Tuesday evening I went for a sleep study..... I took my bubble bath threw on some clothes, packed my bag and off I went. I got there at 9:15... filled out ...yes 15 pgs of information for the study... changed clothes to my jammies and waited to be fitted with the wires... it was storming outside and I was praying that the lightening would not strike or I would fry!

This is not my contraption.. but just like it. They hooked me up top to bottom and gave me the TV and ceiling fan remote and said to sleep tight... after a few test runs.
1. move my eyes
2. open and shut my eyes
3. move your legs etc... the night began...

This is what i looked like- no, not me in the pic. Cause I couldnt roll over like that! nope I was connected form everywhere and tried to get comfy... I took my muscle relaxer and demanded my body to sleep... nope it wasnt going to happen. I woke up all night long. Finally at 4:30 guess who has to tinkle.... yep... unhook 3 big thingy and carry all that crap down the hall to the potty... back to bed and finish the study... cant sleep.... 5:00- times ...go home.
I dont for the life of me know how you are to sleep there. They told me if they saw that I had sleep apnea they would put me on oxygen and see if I did better... no oxygen, so I guess I have something else.... who know... but the new Dr. now has the blood work-normal, sleep study- probably abnormal and now can decide what to do with my weird body... hopefully no more sleep studies!

Tootle loo

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! Thank You to all of those that serve (d) in the military... what a blessing !
You sacrifice to keep us free. Thanks to Grandpa S- WWII, my dad- Korea, my nephew in law- USNA... and to all those that left their families to go away and protect us

Enjoy the day... Happy sparkler day to you all

Tootle loo

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Sometimes I think I live in lala land... or maybe I am getting old and senile... or maybe just old and dumb.... or maybe....

anyway... yesterdays post.... I put that the person I though would email/contact me back would be... my dad. oops he died in 1988 that in itself would be a miracle...

Today the cleaning girl came to clean the ole house... she had come by once to look it over and give me an estimate... 4 hours she said... Oh, ok I said... today she tells me that it will take maybe longer... it took 6!!!!!!! holy moly... but the house is clean from top to bottom and in between.... Its a big house... 2600 sq ft, but lordy me.... however even the washer and dryer and the craft room and the pantry are clean and she did the laundry too! So... am I not seeing the dirt/dog hair/whatever... or have I not cleaned really good in FOREVER... geeze.... it reminds me of old ladies that have permanent stains on their clothes cause they cant see the spills on their shirts. How embarrassing!!!!! AND she cleans my mother in laws house too.... she will probably tell her that her son lives in squalor!!!!! geezeeeeeeeeeeeee louiseeeeeeeeeeee. I am embarrassed!

thats about it for today...

Tootle loo

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Q & A...


2. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? sometimes, when I slow down


4. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 2 handsome boys


6. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Duh, probably more than I should


8. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? depends who is with me and how much I get paid!!!

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Special K with strawberries


11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? The cake mix kind.


13. RED OR PINK? duh, pink!





18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? coconut, lemon bar!



21FAVORITE SMELLS? right now- lemon, sometimes Tyler candle Beach Blonde




25. Hair Color? Blonde/brown

26. EYE COLOR? blue

. 27YOU WEAR CONTACTS? yep, with Lasik.....

.28. FAVORITE FOOD? coconut chicken


30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?Gohst of Girlfriends Past


32. SUMMER OR WINTER? winter

33. HUGS OR KISSES? both

34 FAVORITE DESSERT? blackberry pie and Merritts thumbprint cookies



37. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The Girl With The Tattoo...


38 1/2. OR ON YOUR MIND? Glad the visit to the surgeon is over and I need to pick up for the house cleaner to come... that weird how we do that huh???

39. FAVORITE SOUND? the beach and waves



42. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Sure, lots of them , mostly crafty or home is



45. Are you having a GREAT day? yep

Send me a link to your answers...

tootle loo

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Its getting hot in Cville, Ok... hubs is ready to go on a vacation... SWA had a birthday bash today with unbelievable prices! Round trip to Denver for both of us $330! OMG we are going
We will stay at the Rapids Lodge/Cabin. They have the best food and its right by the river...
This is the town... boardwalks, and you can walk everywhere. I love it. It had a repertory theater, lot to do and just relax. We will spend some time in the Rocky Mnt Forest and just chill!

This is the cabin I hope to secure tomorrow. Wish me luck.......

Tootle loo

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rainy days and Wednesdays!

Rainy days always make me online shop... today it was for Payton Grace! Yep, she will be my great niece, but her momma- my niece is more like me, than her momma- my sister, so I guess Payton Grace is really more like mine! hehehehe love how I made that right up

Anyhow LOOK at all this baby bling things! Kristyn- Payton's momma is not, I repeat NOT blingy, neither is my sister... but hold on .... Nienie P- that me.... oh honey I am all about blingy! So Payton Grace will have bling! I mean she lives in Texas... she must have bling!

Good Lordy, those little pink tenny shoes are $96.00. hold on... can I make them????? and that baby wipe case is a bit over the top even for me!

Look at these. they are ADORABLE! I mean it girls! I love them something fierce. But, I already have spent soooooooooooo much on Payton and she isnt even born yet. oh heavens. I haven't even ordered her Tiffany's gift yet!
Now, what little girl wouldn't like a pink poodle in her room. Payton's daddy... would crap in his wranglers if I sent this! He is a cowboy and would rather she have a horse in her room.... watch out... Christmas is coming Nolan!!!! hehehehe!

LOOK at this adorable sweet little pacy holder! How stinkin cute. Oh my, she is going to be the stylin baby in South Texas!
Oh my Payton Grace- we will have a ball........
Now back to the she almost mine story.... see I have 2 boys. My sister has a boy and girl. The girl Kristyn is much more like me than my sister. We think alike, act alike, have the same "issues", see is crafty like moi.
Now the Nienie P name.... Shayne, Kristyn's brother used to call me Aunt TT. Well, we all know in Texas that TT mean pee, pee! I can't be aunt TT/pee pee! So going with Queenie P I will be Nieie P... you get it dont you? I knew you would.
Off to get ready to go to OK Mozart. Its suppose to be at Woolaroc- Bville, outside. Its been raining her for days, so now its inside! Thanks you God.... I hate sitting outdoors with mosquitoes and portable toilets.

tootle loo

Saturday, June 12, 2010

daydream believer....

Wanna come sit with me at the beach and be a daydream believer......

soak your feet in the cool ocean water..... come on lets go!

Tootle loo