WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

August 29, 2011

~We don't need no stinkin toys~

Bet you thought I got lost..no such luck lol!! I have been spending alot of time with Landen..he loves to come to my house because I don't have toys ha ha!! Oh no Gigi's got great stuff to play with...I don't need NO stinking toys at her house... I can play for hours without them.

We have vintage picnic baskets to sit in...
We have yogurt and learn to even use a spoon.

And we can make the BIGGEST mess in the world and Gigi don't care...

She just puts me in her blue sink and it all comes out in the wash

Landen will be one year old on Sept 17th
mean while Gigi is trying to clean out her hallway hutch and put all her white things in it...

So many things have been going on around here...some of you already know that I had a few mini strokes and I have been going through a ton of test (MRI, brain cat scan etc.) now to see what is causing these...I still have to have a stress test and a wear a 30 day heart monitor which I will have put on this Wednesday..WOW!! had I known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself lol!!
All kidding aside I have been trying to spend as much time with my love ones..Be good to one another as life as you know it can change in a heart beat...
I love all of you and really have missed blogging the way I use to...But I'm so trying to make good memories for my grand babies..

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Gloria

It's not the load that breaks you down. It's the way you carry it.
Lena Horne


The Charm of Home said...

What cute pictures of Landon. This will be my house in a few weeks. I have been babysitting. Take care of yourself! Many prayers and blessing to you!

Unknown said...

Dear Gloria,
my prayers are with you and I sure hope things ease up for you. That little baby boy is a blessing. He's so darn cute...I love this post as he is a delight to look at..all I can say is more pictures please! Hugs and keep the faith...

Connie said...

I wouldn't be doing much blogging either if I was spending time with an adorable little one!

Love all your white things in your cabinet and I hope you get feeling better!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria, Landon is such a precious little doll. I love the pic of all the pots and pans. They were always my kids favorite toys when they were little. They make such wonderful banging noises. lol

I didn't know about the strokes. I will keep you in prayer. God Bless. Hope the tests don't reveal anything, just a few glitches. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

He's a sweetheart and plays with the same toys my g'kids did and still do!

I am keeping you in my thoughts Gloria. I hope your health issues will be resolved soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

Landon sure has grown! And what a cutie he is! it looked like he was going to need a bath after the yogurt!!

I am so sorry to hear about the strokes. I hope they were just warnings to get yourself checked out and your health back to normal. I will be sending many prayers your way, dear Gloria!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

He is darling! Take care of yourself girlfriend....I need you to keep showing me your gorgeous antiques so I can whine and say..."I want one of those!"

Glenda/MidSouth said...

He is so cute, and is getting so big. My kids and grands always liked to plan with pots, pans, empty boxes, etc.
Hope they can find out real soon what is causing the mini strokes and can take care of the issue. Sorry you are having to deal with this. Take care of yourself.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Gloria,
He is so adorable and it looks like he has a blast at Grandma's house!
I love the colander on his head pic...classic!
I didn't know about the strokes and I am so sorry my dear.
I will be thinking and praying for you!
I know your one tough cookie and are going to be around for a long time!
But family is always most important!
Love Ya,

onlymehere said...

These pictures of Landen are priceless, especially that first one! You're making memories even when you don't think you are. :)

I'm sorry about the mini strokes. I do hope that they can find out what's causing them. My son's stroke was caused by a hole in his heart he'd had since birth and he was only 24 at the time and married three weeks to boot. Who would have ever thought.... We didn't even know about the hole or we would have had it fixed. God bless you Gloria. May the sun always rise on your mountain!

Shelia said...

GLORIA! OH, it's so nice to see you've posted and look at that little Landon! He's beautiful and yes, little boys can be beautiful! Love these snaps and especially the one of him in your blue sink, which I love!! :)
Take care of yourself and you're in my prayers.
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, I did not know about your mini strokes but I know you will do ok. I love the pictures of Landen he is a cutie and he has the same birthdate as my husband. You take care of yourself. My prayers are with you. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Salmagundi said...

Darling pictures! Sure hope things go well with the tests, and that they can find out what is causing your problems - then, they can take care of them! Until then, enjoy your family. Sally

Unknown said...

Gloria, How fast they grow, I can remember my grands at that age, and now they are all in school. Landon is tooo cute!! Your cabinet is looking beautiful! Take care of yourself. God Bless

Unknown said...

Gloria .... Landon is a doll-baby. My first grandbaby will be here in January and I will also be Gigi (Grandma Gail) -- LOVE it!!

Prayers for you sweet friend. Take gentle care of yourself and make lots of yummy memories :)


lvroftiques said...

What the *BLEEP*!! Mini strokes?? WHY?? Oh crap Gloria that's awful!! I wonder what's causing them?...Well no wonder you have lots more important things going on than blogging! Landon is absolutely precious as can be! But sheesh Gigi needs to take care of herself! Oh Gloria I'll be praying for you hard! You've just got to be OK becuse I LOVES you!! (((HUGS))) Vanna

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Gloria, I can see you are having fun with that little grandie! Hope you are feeling well and will be in good health! Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am so happy to see a post from you, Gloria! I hope they will soon find out what is wrong and then take care of it. In the meantime, how much fun to spend time with little Mister Landen! I know he must love coming to visit you! And you are right...there shouldn't be any rules at Gigi's house! I know there aren't any at mine for my little grandies, either! Keep us posted as you complete the tests! Love you!...hugs...Debbie

Lynn said...

Landon's a cutie, love the pics in the sink! Please take care of yourself Gloria:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cutie you Landon is! Hope that your Drs. get you all straightened out here soon. So sorry for your health scares....do take care of yourself....you're the smile we love to hear from!

Dawn said...

Every baby should have a Gigi to hang out with! I'm so glad his momma and daddy live close so you get to see him all the time.

Take care Gloria. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, sorry about your mini strokes. I hope you don't get them again and you get stronger everyday. Landen is so cute and he is growing so fast. You take care, my friend!..Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

I just seen that you posted, Sis...and came right over! Ohhh my gosh...it that little Landen isn't the cutest little fella that I've ever seen (aside from my grandboys, of course...wink! Hehe!) Seriously though...I got the biggest hoot out your photos! That first photo of Landen with the colander on his head is priceless!!! Ohhh...and you gotta love the yogurt pics...and clean up! Hehe! You're just the bestest GiGi ever, honey! I just know that little Landen loves his GiGi!!! Thanks for sharing these precious photos with us, Sis! They just made my heart smile!!!

Well my dear, it looks like you are keeping busy! Love your hall hutch's new "all white" look! It's gorgeous, Sis! Hey, I noticed that pretty paper covering the back too! Sure was a GRAND idea that you had! I was wondering if you made that beautiful white swan tassel? Sooo pretty! Did you get your contractors out to the house to work on your room and plumbing?

Well sweet Sis, I know that all these tests that they are running you through...can't be pleasant but I'm soooo very glad that you are doing them! This is just so scary and not to be played with! Did you get any of the results back yet? If so, would love to hear from you, honey!

Sheesh...it's nearly 1am and guess I should think about getting to bed. Got to run to town tomorrow for errands...yippee! So glad that you stopped by today. Yep, those sweet little dogs were still there when I went this last time...and they were marked down. Got the pair for just $6.40! I sure thought of you as I was getting them. We did have fun shopping...didn't we!!! We need to do that again...real soon!

Love ya, Sis!

Gypsy Heart said...

This little guy is totally adorable! I know you're having a blast with him...and that's what counts. This time last year we were all praying for him and his mom...for their health and a safe delivery. Now, look at what God has done!

My prayers are also with you my dear. I hope they find some answers soon!

Much love * healing energy sent your way ~

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Landon is darling Gloria!! What fun you must be having with him!! You take care of yourself too ~ sending good thoughts your way.
Hugs, Courtney

Picket said...

Hey you little Toot...it has been way to long...I just don't blog much lately...so much family coming in and out around here..love seeing that little dumpling playing with the pots and pans...mine always did when they were little...sis I just can't tell you how often I think of you and talk about you to Bill...it seems you are always in my heart and thoughts lately..I pray you get thru these tests with flying colors and that with each passing day you feel a renewed strength and health...I love you with all my heart...you may always be 'out of sight' as the old saying goes..but you will never be 'out of mind'...much love and blessings to you precious girl...love you....Picket

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Gloria,
Baby Landon is getting so big and he is so adorable. I always bathed my girls and my grandbaby's in the kitchen sink too! I kept a drawer in my kitchen filled with pots and pans and tupperware just for the kids to play in. They loved it, the only thing was it sure was loud..LOL
I didn't know you were having mini strokes. I will keep you in my thought and prayers.
I will be thinking of you.
Take good care of you...
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Sue said...

Hi sweet G!! Your little boy is so beautiful! The picture of him in the sink is tooooo cute!! I love how you are making memories, you are doing the right thing, our "real" family is what is top priority! So sorry about your mini strokes, my Mom went thru the same thing and here it is 10 yrs later and she is still with us. You'll be fine Gloria, take it easy, do what your doctors say and you'll be dancing at Landon's wedding! Love ya sweetie!

Anonymous said...

What precious pictures Gloria! I think having children around takes years off our age with all their sweetness and smiles! You take care of yourself!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

That is too cute! My girls had the mos fun in the kitchen too! :P I'd just open up a drawer and i would be happy playing for half a day!
I hope you get better soon, keeping my fingers crossed that everything is ok!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, Landen is absolutely adorable. Looks to me like he has the best of everything around him to keep him entertained!! Along with putting a great big smile on your face! We can't get enough of these grandkids, you know how I feel about my Bailey.
Love the way your new cabinet is coming along.. love all the white.. do you have new toile curtains??? You know how I love black and white toile!!
I pray your tests come back fine sweetie, that you get to feeling better and better... you know I love you and am sending lots of prayers and hugs your way.. ~lynne~

9405018--Pat said...

Your grandson precious. I'm so sorry to hear about your stroke. Take care of yourself and you're in my prayers...pat h

Sue said...

I really miss your posts and hearing about what is happening in your life...but, I think putting your family first is so important. I've been doing some of the same around here. I love blogging, but real life has to come first. The baby has really grown and is just darling!!

I hope they get your medical stuff straightened out!

Sue said...

I really miss your posts and hearing about what is happening in your life...but, I think putting your family first is so important. I've been doing some of the same around here. I love blogging, but real life has to come first. The baby has really grown and is just darling!!

I hope they get your medical stuff straightened out!

Tardevil said...

Well, I wondered what in the world happened to you. I'm sorry to hear you've had mini strokes. Do take care of yourself. That Landon sure is a cutie. I see you're teaching him all the important things. Hope you will be feeling better soon. Love your white dishes.