Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Mural

This mural is in the small town of Ames, Oklahoma, population around 199 as of the 2000 census.
I'm not sure if it represents what the town used to look like or what but I like the mural.  My contribution to Monday Murals.

Friday, October 26, 2012


I am not a big Halloween fan.  I have 2 halloween decorations that I put on my blog last year.  I made some ghosts out of ceiling fan lights.  If you haven't seen them here they are again.

Much love, Cheri 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Caregiving 101

This blog started out as a caregiving blog and I told our story from a caregiver’s viewpoint.  It has since evolved in to anything goes and as that happens you have a very eclectic group that reads my blog.  Some look at photos and some check in to see what is happening with my husband and me.  This post will be about my husband, Dennis so photo lookers….sorry!

As most know Dennis is a quadriplegic and to be specific he is a tetraplegic.   It has to do with where your injury level is and his is high.  C2  For the past year and a half we have dealt with Dennis having horrible stomach pain and we have scanned and x-rayed and ultra sounded to find nothing wrong.  But the pain is there and he has lost a lot of weight (it’s horrible when you weigh more than your husband)  Well, we finally went back to a Doctor we love and he thinks Dennis has SMP.
Sympathetic Maintained Pain.  This is what our Dr. Shields our internal medicine Dr thinks that Dennis has now.  We are trying things out to see if they help, and now Dennis has a prescribed patch that he puts on his stomach to help with pain and also some medication.  We will be trying this for 6 weeks and see if it gets the pain under control.  If it doesn't it’s round two and we will try something else.  Our internal medicine doctor is a saint.  Dr. Shields really cares about his patients and he has been known to call the house at 9:30 at night just to see how Dennis is doing.  Dennis and Dr Shields email each other and now they are going to Skype each other.  He is a true blessing and we know it is not a coincidence that he is in our lives.  We truly thank God daily that we have Dr. Shields in our lives cause this man is not giving up. 
It's a very hard thing to watch someone trying to enjoy life as best as we can, have to deal with this pain on top of everything else.  It's always one day at a time.  Much love, Cheri

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Mural

This is my Monday Mural and it comes from Watonga, Oklahoma.  I wish they didn't have the bin thing in front of the mural, but it was still pretty.  Much love, Cheri

Saturday, October 20, 2012


When my husband Dennis and I go on road trips he is always giving me tips on pictures I should take.  Some I do and some I don't. He wanted me to take this tree and so I did.  I posted it in color and black and white, I am not a good judge of when a picture should be in black and white, any suggestions???  Click on them to make them bigger!

Happy Weekend, much love, Cheri

Wednesday, October 17, 2012



Dennis and I took a drive to see if the trees had turned yet and I think we were a little early....but almost.  We drove to Roman Nose State Park and the trees were beginning to change but not quite yet.
There is a bush that is red in color and it is beautiful, it is growing up the inside of this tree.

 And my little Maple tree is changing every day.
In honor of Fall I decided to actually get the sewing machine out that I purchased on ebay and try my hand at learning to sew.  It took me a month to figure out how to fill a bobbin and another month to thread my machine, but now I can actually sew and I did this pillow for my first ever project.  I think a little more stuffing and it will be done.  By the way it's a leaf pillow made out of place settings!
And look who let me take his picture!  Happy Autumn .....Cheri


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vintage Weekly

For my Vintage Weekly post I am putting a picture of Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monoco's gravesite.  She is buried in a Cathedral in Monoco reserved for nobles.
The next photo is either Princess Caroline or Princess Stephanies house, I can't remember which.
Then we had the best pizza EVER in a little cafe by the palace.
Much Love, Cheri

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


My family of birds that I let make nest in my honey suckle are not happy with me right now.  I am out of bird seed and I haven't got to the store to get any.  So they are patiently waiting until I fill up the bird feeders.

This was my first ever attemp at getting something in flight.
And i don't know what kind of bird this is but if anyone knows let me know.

Much love, Cheri

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Mural

This week's Monday Mural comes from Jet, Ok.  We were driving through there one day when Dennis and I took a road trip.
I guess it represents the cattle drive.  But I thought this guy that stands in front of it was pretty interesting.
I also love this little pink house in the middle of the town!
Happy Columbus Day!  Much love, Cheri

Friday, October 5, 2012

Toby and Deacon

I let Toby and Deacon get to scruffy and by the time I called for them a haircut I couldn't get them in for 2 months.  They got to go the hottest part of the summer with long hair and now that it is cooler they have really short hair.  I have learned my lesson!  These pictures are before their haircut.

Now, yes they are cute like this, but they are hot and there are things matted in their hair so off with the fur.

Not quite as cute but they will be in about 2 weeks.  There is a reason my mom has to hold Toby.  He has decided he is scared of cameras.  If I even look like I am about to take a picture he runs, so most of my pictures of him look like this.

Or I get this....
Then I get this "have you put the camera away yet?"
Happy weekend, much love Cheri

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


The first little glimpses of fall are starting to show up in our neck of the woods.  Mainly all the leaves in my yard but there are some other clues here and there.  We have an Autumn Blaze Maple tree in our front yard and it has a couple of leaves that have turned.

So I thought I would haul out my fall decorations and enjoy them for a couple of months before the Christmas season.  Front porch gets decorated first.

Then I thought I would try something I saw on pinterest and make a candy corn vase.  You take a plain glass vase and spray paint it white twice, and then orange in the middle and then yellow at the bottom. 
I love Fall and all the colors of the trees and bushes, that is one good thing about living in Oklahoma we get all four seasons and get to enjoy each one. Much love, Cheri