Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, October 20, 2017

PICK YOUR FAVORITE RESULTS ARE TALLIED. Who are YOU sitting with?

Just like Santa,
I made my list and checked it twice,
I  know who's naughty
and I know who's nice....
Yeah- and YOU know what category 
YOU fall into, right?

So...settle down and pick find your seat.
Knock it off- you know what I mean!

Here were the choices:

Sitting at 
#1-Arbor Lights
Sandie, Susie, Gert, Brenda, Fran,Diane
Petie (she's bound determined to bring a white tablecloth just so you know),
Jan, Debby, Kathy, Vee, Cathy, Cecelia, Rose,
Cheryl, Lorraine, Gina, Pam, Carol, Karen,
Robbin, Mary, Noreen, Karen & Rue

#2- Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
(also now the designated cocktail table because Ron is there)
Ron, Jenn, Lori, Karen, Leta, Laurie, Lisa
Watch out for that one, girls!

#3- Pillars and Pumpkins
WEDDING WAS CALLED OFF FOR LACK OF INTEREST!
NO ONE wanted to sit here...lol

#4-Whoot It's Wheat
Debra, Sally, Marydon, Krishna, 
Deb, Carla, Lesley
bj & Cindy
(Just so you know- Marydon is going to be insistent that
SOMETHING on the table is PINK)
I'm thinking this might work....
 #5- Is Brown The New Black
Lisa, Sylvia, Lauren, Kathy, Michele, Cindy,
Missy, Cindy & Karen.
(couple of trouble makers at this table
and you know that I know who you are
and I won't tell)

#6- Pumpkin On Plaid
Marydon (couldn't make her mind up-
still looking for something pink on the table...
one in every crowd, folks) LOL
Ckrut (I know her name but I'm not telling)
Mildred, Billie Jo, Ellie, Jettie 
(those last two are sitting there whether they want to or not cuz they couldn't decide)

#7 Rustically Refined
Sandra, Sylvia, LaVoice (love that name), Linda
Nancy, Linda/LaCarte, Louise, JoAnne, Lorrie,
Beach Gypsy, Liz.

Maybe Beach Gypsy will bring her 
Crystal Ball and tell fortunes while you wait for dinner....

#8- Is Copper Cool

Well, obviously SOME of you think 
Copper is Cool.
Adam, Bobbie, Sugar, Sheri, Denise, AnnMarie, Celeste

And you gals are ALL cool!!!
Ok-and ADAM, you are COOL, too!

Thanks so much for playing along.
It is a bit of work to put this together but 
I do think it is fun and 
I am thrilled that you like it!

Have a wonderful weekend.
I am out of town for the weekend but back late Sunday....
Got grandkids staying at the house this weekend 
(with mom)
Wonder what MY table will look like when
I get home!?!
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

POP BY MY SHOP-FOR NEW PRICES ON FALL THINGS

Just cleaning shop house here.

Pop by my Etsy shop 
for new prices.
Most prices include
FREE SHIPPING!


Thanks for looking!!!!

Back tomorrow with the results of
PICK YOUR FAVORITE TABLE!
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PICK YOUR FAVORITE-- FALL WEDDING TABLE SETTING

ONE of the things I like doing is the
PICK YOUR FAVORITE
series .

My youngest daughter, Mimi, had
a beautiful Fall wedding.
It was outside by the Bay,
on a gorgeous Fall day full of 
Sun and Colored Leaves.

I thought it would be fun
to see some different 
FALL WEDDING TABLES...
from simple to simply extravagant.

Here's the deal.
You are invited to the wedding of your 
best friend's daughter.
You feel great.
Your hair looks good and you have the 
perfect dress and shoes
and you feel skinny!;>)
Which table do you want to sit at?
Seven choices- one for every day of the week-

#1
Arbor Lights

#2
Flowers Flowers Everywhere

#3
Pillars & Pumpkins With Stars
source

#4
Whoot It's Wheat

source

#5
Is Brown The New Black?

source

#6
Pumpkin On Plaid
source
#7
Rustically Refined

source

OK..
and ONE MORE for fun.

#8
IS COPPER COOL?

So-You know the drill
PICK ONE TABLE
that you would like to be seated at.

I'll be back after all the votes are in
to tell you who you will be sitting with.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

A SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST FOR MY FRIEND'S SON.

We need some special prayers...

He doesn't want his name out there
just yet so I will just call him
MR T.

A few months ago MR T started losing weight
and figured it was job related because
he has a hectic schedule.

Fast forward a few months 
and he started having a hard time breathing.

Off to the ER.

He has a mass in his chest.
He had a spiral biopsy on Thursday
and they went into his lungs.
They are waiting for the results.

Whatever the results he is going
to have to have surgery.

His mom, Sandy,
has been my best friend 
since we were young.
Our kids are all friends.
My kids call her Aunt Sandy.
She is the closest thing to a sister
that I have ever known.

She is beside herself with worry
and lives 12 hours away
from MR T.

Please pray for all of them..
for him and his family and
their peace of mind.
Pray for their ability to deal with
whatever the outcome of the biopsy.

Thank you so much --
and if you are not a pray-er--
please send them 
healing thoughts and wishes.

Love you all and
thank you!


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Friday, October 13, 2017

AND THE WIENER IS.................

Only MY SON and
HIS SON
would follow 
Wife & Mom
around Target
looking like this.
Wife & Mom tries to pretend
SHE IS NOT WITH THEM.
BIG MISTAKE-
because that causes the wieners to
make even more of a 'scene'!

The People of Walmart
have nothing on these two!

Mom & Dad just went to 
CJK's  FIRST 
Kindergarten Conference.

Teacher said,
"He is a really good little boy
AND
HE IS VERY FUNNY."

Proving, once again that 
the nut doesn't fall far from the tree.
This is following at least 4 generations
of people that find humor in
just about everything.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIMI! Can you REALLY be FORTY?

Mindy Rose!

My wild Irish Rose.

Oh!  How my dad would 

have loved you.

You look so much like

his side of the family.


You were born 10/12/77

just a few minutes after midnight.

You dad kept urging me to 

HURRY UP AND HAVE THE BABY

so that you could be born on

your Uncle Paul's birthday.

I was NOT good at being

told what to do then.

I'm still not very good at it-shhhh.


We weren't much at picture taking back then.

We had a Polaroid camera~

everyone did and

we were no exception.

It took quick pictures

but they were BAD.

And film was expensive

and we were oh-so-poor

when you were tiny.


Your sister, TPot, thought you

were her own personal pet.

And you were so good-natured

that you let her feed you

whenever she felt like it.

Sometimes she fed you 

Hershey's cocoa right out of the can.



You were her best audience..

Always a step behind her

because you were only

a year younger.

If she sat in the leaves

you sat in the leaves~

You loved your birthday parties

at Happy Joe's Pizza Place

and rode the carousel whether

it was turning or not.

You would stay on

until we pried your fingers

from the horse.

And Oh! How you loved

being a bride.

I lost count of how many Halloweens

that you dressed as a bride.

YOU were ALWAYS a bride

and your brother was ALWAYS

a rabbit.

And, then, one day I turned around

and you were a young woman.

A young woman 

with a passion for singing

and a passion for the Lord.

You made a missions trip to China..

and saw a different side of life..

You came home

older and wiser.


You were beautiful when

you were in high school-

And your hair...Oh! Your hair..

Complete strangers would come up to

you and ask you where you got

your perm..

Your answer was always the same.

~From God~


And, finally, you didn't need to

dress as a bride for Halloween anymore.

No indeedy!

You would dress as a bride 

for your wedding

which was held outdoors.

Your Dad performed

the ceremony and.

it was a dream wedding

to a man that loves you.


Three years later you had BigBoyE

And when Big BoyE was 2-1/2 

his brother, Charles-In-Charge

joined him.

And -then you were blessed with

our sweet little

Baby Bright Eyes.



You all make a beautiful family-

even when you-know-who

acts up!


You live in another state-

but close

enough where we can get

there in a day's travel.

Happy, Happy Birthday

Mindy Rose!

I won't be celebrating with you this year,

as you know,

but I will be there in spirit.


Love you to the moon and back!

SEE you soon!;>)

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SOME NEWS FOR YOU-----POP BY MY OTHER BLOG

I have some
STEALS AND DEALS
over there for you today.

Better hurry!!!
Click here to see what's up 
over THERE at
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

WHO'S THE APPLE OF MY EYE? IS IT Susie @ She Junks?


BIMBO, BOMBO,
TOMKIN PIE.
She's  the apple of my eye
Swing her low or swing her high.
She's the apple of my eye.

The original poem says HE but...
I took a little liberty there..
If you have never read 
FATHER FOX'S PENNYRHYMES
you have missed something
WONDERFUL!
My friend, Judy Tower,
(I have sadly lost touch with her-
if you read this Judy-please call me)
gave me this book and it soon
became my children's favorite.

Speaking of friends,
I was
SO VERY LUCKY
to meet Susie,
from the  SheJunks blog.
A REAL LIVE BLOGGING FRIEND!
You KNOW how sweet Susie is on her
blog and leaving comments in blogland?
Well, she is even sweeter in real life!

I don't think either of us felt
the least bit awkward when we met.
She is a very pretty lady
and a lot of fun!
I was lucky enough to meet her 
sweet daughter, too.

We met at Horton's in Tipton, IN.
Susie only lives about a half-hour from my daughter, Mimi.

We talked so much I don't remember
half of what I saw at Horton's
but it is a FANTASTIC PLACE.
I will write more about that another time.
Right now-
I need to get busy because I have been 
a bit lazy since I got home.
I left Indiana the day after Jason's surgery.
He is doing well and thanks
you for the prayers.

So...I will say..
TaTa for now
and head on down the lane--
just like little Miss BrightEyes.
She has two lines for me-
She wakes me up with 
"Good morning, Beeyoutuful"
and when she turns her back on
me like you see below
she calls out over her shoulder...
"Go 'Way, Nana"

Sigh....
So---off I go.....

Next week I'm gonna have a 
NEW APPLE OF MY EYE...
It might be one of these three!
Or....maybe not.....


Oh- wait---
almost forgot---
You have a couple of days to sign up
for my giveaway
on my other blog-
All you have to do is be a follower.
AND---I have added a few more 
GOODIES to the GIVEAWAY...

AND if you don't like witches
I will have another 
GIVEAWAY
coming up for Christmas.

I will have one of the
"apples of my eye"
draw a name on Sunday sometime.
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