Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Sunday, April 23, 2017

TAKING A POLL! ETSY-- YAY OR NAY...Opinions Please!

So-
I have a question 
for anyone that would like to
weigh-in
and you don't have to take off
your shoes and sweater
on the matter.

I have been waffling over
whether or not to open an
Etsy shop.

I have been getting feedback
from several people that 
Etsy sales are
WAY DOWN;
that Etsy is not what it used to be.

I have already corresponded
with some of you and I would
like to hear other's opinions, too.

Do you SELL on Etsy?
If so--how are your sales?
Do you BUY on Etsy?
Do you BUY like you did in the past?

I have been trying to 
figure out the cost of mailing,
packaging and TIME factored in
and I am wondering if it is 
more profitable to just take 
my USED and/or VINTAGE
 items to a local consignment shop.

Are you more inclined to buy
handmade, created goods on Etsy
as opposed to buying vintage items?

IF you have a moment,
I would love your feedback
and I thank you in advance for
any opinions you might offer.

edited to add:  Someone mentioned
selling on Facebook and/or
on the blot itself.
Whaddayathink?

Have a wonderful upcoming week!




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Friday, April 21, 2017

YOU DIRTY DOG YOU----Funny on Friday--AdNonSense

Oooohh..Frankie...
tsk-tsk-tsk
If I tole' ye once...I've
tole' ye a million times..
don't ya be going out there
and playing with the riff-raff.

And now ye can see fer yourself
what happens when 
you pick up a girl 
an' she's got black fur with a white stripe
runnin' doon her back.
She's a stinker, that one..
and ye'd best be leavin' her alone.

And, Dash, yer no better ya know.
Yer next in the suds yerself....
for ye knew better
being from upstate and all.
Ye should've tole' poor ole'
Frank the way it 'tis out there
in the world.

Tis the last time I leave you two
boys ta rove by yerselves..
and that's fer sure!
Midwest Living-Kohler Ad
To The Advertiser-If you would like your ad removed from here please not
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A FEW POST-EASTER PICS---POST

We were lucky enough
to spend 
EASTER WEEKEND
with my daughter, Mimi and her sweet family.
MyHero took at least 75 pictures.
This was the closest he came to having
EVERYONE LOOK AT THE CAMERA 
and smile.
As you can see-
3 out of 5 made eye contact although
BigBoyE does not look too happy...
You know how there are bloopers?
We have at least FIFTY of pictures like this.
The kid in the dress is the goofball
that mugged for the camera.
I also have one picture
of three of my sweet grandgirls-
Look how big they are getting--
and SweetCheeks has glasses!


And their Mom, Tara---still beautiful---
shown here with her brother-
our youngest son...
fondly known as "Mama'sBoy"...
And here is his little guy..
flying off to see
Jack Sparrow @ Pirates of the Caribbean...
He was pretty excited when the
Captain asked him up to the front cabin
and let him sit in the pilot's seat.
No pictures of my oldest son
or his family.
Like me- he hates having his picture taken
so I only get pictures when his wife
shares them with me-lol....

For those of you brats that always ask
WHERE IS YOUR PICTURE
I say HERE YOU GO!
Next time I will brush my hair first....

Hope you all had a blessed Easter
and now we can move towards
Mother's Day!

This mama is off to the VA this morning
to mother a few veterans!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A BLESSED EASTER


I am visiting my daughter
and her family for 
Easter.
God bless you and your families
and I pray for good health and
happiness for all of you.

Say a little prayer for us.
I am driving home through a storm today
and pulling a 16' job trailer behind me.
God is my co-pilot but
John is my "talkative" riding companion.
Are you wondering how much he talks?
Well, let's just say-
I wouldn't need a radio.....
OR a voicebox!

Happy Easter!


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Friday, April 14, 2017

MURDER AND MAYHEM LIES BENEATH A SWEET EXTERIOR----Funny on Friday/AdNONsense

BEWARE!
to the advertiser~if you would like your ad removed please notify me
 Amy told Ryan that his Mother 
WAS NOT
as sweet as she appeared to be.
The clue laid in the fact that she
was using arsenic based ink
in her tattoo parlor.


Sorry I am not around today.
I am at my daughter's house
playing with the kids!
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WELCOME BACK TO TWO GOOD BLOGGING FRIENDS!!!

Many of you know 
Rebecca from

She is our multi-talented friend 
that has always made beautiful 
look easy.

She has been healing for over a year
since her accident and is 
BACK IN THE BLOG WORLD.
Please pop over and tell her Hello.
It will mean the world to her.

AND

 I hope many of you also remember
Bonnie from
She has done an amazing job over the years
of making her home look great 
on a strict budget.

She would take on huge projects
WHEN HER HUSBAND 
WAS OUT OF TOWN...
Don't you love her already?
Pop by her blog and tell her 
Hello and Welcome Back
when you have a moment to do so.

Your laugh for the day from
Charles In Charge:
Charles In Charge:  Mom! Is there green ice cream?
Mama Mimi:  Yes-Pistachio is usually green.
Charles In Charge: You mean like the Pistachio of Liberty?
Mama Mimi:  Yep!

Gotta love it!
Have a great day!  


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

EASTER DECORATIONS? EGGACTLY!

Do you love Easter as much as I do?
While I honor and celebrate the 
REAL REASON
for Easter I also have a bit of 
FUN getting ready for the day.

Here are a few small bits and pieces 
of the MANY things I have.
Too many?
Nah!  Okay- maybe!

This little chick wagon has been mine
for about 40 years.
Isn't it dear?
It's from the 50's when I was a child.
Here you can see a bit of the 
EASTER EGG TREE
behind it.
Cue the shamrocks!
This belonged to my mother.
She was born in 1912.
In 1924 the house they lived in 
burned to the ground 
just a few days before Easter.
One of the neighbors gave this 
to my mother for Easter.
It had a small plastic comb inside
 that I still have
and a steel "puzzle".
I don't know if there was any candy in it.
This is a "hat" that stores eggs 
from year to year.
It came with candy in it originally
and belonged to Gramma Hazel.
I have some wax egg candles from the 40's
that were also in the candy box-
along with the little "people".
And then, of course, I have the twins
and the other twins.....
I can hardly tell them apart.
Why my name is SO BIG there is a mystery to me.
Deal with it~

And- I don't want to forget
the sweet towels my daughter
gave me at Christmas time.
These are large towels
folded small so you can see the design.
They are most appropriate for Easter.
My Mindy got them from 
Tina @ What We Keep.
Tina does a marvelous job and I
have had the pleasure of getting a 
couple of things from her.

So-that's bits and pieces of Easter here.
Now all I have to do is get
My Hero to put on his
BUNNY COSTUME
to hide EASTER EGGS.
That is one scary looking bunny if you ask me!
Looks like he is saying:
Hey little girl-want some candy?
Hey-if someone is crazy enough to
do something weird while I have a camera
out I claim the right to use the photos on my blog.

As you can see this was taken a while ago
before he was on the 
Cancer Diet.
He is now skinny---
and that's all I'm gonna say 'bout that!

Hope YOU
Have a Hippity Hoppity Day!
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

PRAYER REQUESTS & SOME PRAYER UPDATES

I think those that know me well
might snicker a bit about the fact
that I have a blog that posts 
PRAYER REQUESTS.

When my husband got ordained
about 20 years ago,
my good friend, Patty M,
(and you know who you are)
said:
"Well~all good and fine for John but now~
WHO IS HE GOING TO TAKE TO CHURCH?"
Yeah- that is the kind of friends that 
I have!

Fast forward and here I am,
entrusted by people to post 
PRAYER REQUESTS
for them.
God is funny that way.
He does 
PERFECT WORK
through
IMPERFECT PEOPLE!
Trust me- I know-

Okay-
Enough chatter---
First up:
My friend, Jettie.
She has been in horrible pain.
She has had a hip surgery and two knee surgeries
and some days she has so much pain in her back
that she could cry.
She just got a final diagnosis-
ARTHRITIS throughout her body and
DEGENRATIVE DISC DISEASE.
There is no "fix" for either of these
but she is praying they will find something
to make the pain tolerable.
This is an old picture but the only one I can find
in my files.

And..
Please pray for
Jettie's "niece" TESHA.
TESHA has uterine cancer.
Please pray for her.  
She is only 41with a lot of life
ahead of her.

Edited to add this request:
From Michele-@FinchRest

Asking for you all to pray for my brother who had a stroke recently, too and for my sister whose back is ruining her life with pain. And for my niece who was just confirmed on Friday (I am her sponsor.) Thank you. God bless.
UPDATES:
Jill is doing fine.
She is recovering at home after stomach surgery
 and is slowly getting well.
Her family has been supportive and
her girls and hubby help her.
Next--
Jay, Connie's husband,
He had stomach surgery also.
It was a rather long, involved surgery
but he is doing well.
He, too is home now.
Connie says,"Praise the Lord for the outcome"~

Robbin's  (Down On The Farm)
mom had a portion of her
cancerous liver removed.

She will be staying close to the hospital
for a few weeks so they can monitor her.
The got the lymph nodes and it appears
that she is on her way to a total healing.
A real answer to prayer because 
they weren't sure 
what was going to happen there.
Robbin's message said to tell everyone
"Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever"
ALL the families thank EVERYONE
that prayed for them or sent good,
healing thoughts their way.

So, my friends-
There you have it.
NEW PRAYER REQUESTS
and 
PRAYER REQUEST UPDATES.

If you are NOT a pray-er,
please wing good  and healing thoughts
everyone's way.
Thanks so much.

I am blessed to have our
SweetCheeks with us this weekend!
I don't see her nearly often enough
now that she is getting to be a
'big girl'.
We'll be having a few laughs
at Papa's someone's expense.
You know we will.
Here she is when she was just a munchkin
and loved to play dress up....

She is growing up
WAY TOO FAST!

Thank you for the prayers for everyone
and I hope you have a wonderful
peaceful, blessed Sunday~

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Friday, April 7, 2017

LIFE'S A TRIP-FUNNY ON FRIDAY/ADNONSENSE

Mom! Mom!
I finally figured out how to
work this video-cam- kind of..
I know the picture remains
stationary...but can you
hear me talking?
Can you?
Anyway...
I am sending you this because
I want you to know that
you were
WRONG!
Dead Wrong!
Remember when I was
a teenager and
you kept telling me that
drugs would ruin my life?
That too much acid
would fry my brain?
Well! Lookit me, Ma!
Here I am!
48 years old and doing just fine.
I've been painting, too...
Yes I have!

Behind me is one of my
best pictures so far.
I call it
Study In Orange
and I'm gonna sell
it for about
a gazillion bucks
to the big art dealer
down the street...
although he seems to be
"out of the office"
everytime I stop by.

Well, anyway...
just wanted you to know that.

I'm doing fine and
many thanks to Daddy
that left me all his money
so I can buy more art supplies.

I hope you are getting by
on the $468. a month
you get from Social Security...
That's all for now, Mom.
Bye.

To the advertiser:  If you would like your ad removed please notify me.

PS- How do you like my pig tails, Mom?
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

UPDATED PRAYER REQUEST FOR THREE PEOPLE NOW & An Update On Jill

ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE PRAYER CHAIN:

Deb over at 
FRUGAL LITTLE BUNGALOW 
has a post about the prayer they need right now.
Her sons' dad succumbed quite unexpectedly to
heart failure.

They are broken hearted.

I should have been 
on the ball quicker with this.
My bad 
(do kids even say that anymore)--

Anyway,
Please pray for Nonnie's husband, Jay.

He is having surgery today for an
abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Kind of a scary surgery so please
pray for Jay, the surgeon,
and the family's peace of heart. 

Also-
My friend, Robbin's mom,
is having cancer surgery tomorrow.
This is a serious one, folks.
You can read about it on Robbin's blog

Please pray for both these people
AND their families.
If you are NOT a pray-er,
please send them good wishes 
and healing thoughts.

Thank you and I will update you
when I know more.

Update on:
Jill is home and recovering and
appears to be doing well.
She thanks you for all prayers
and healing wishes.
She is "playing" on Pinetrest 
and if you click the link above 
it will take you to her blog 
where she is sharing some of her
Easter finds.


Have a great afternoon & evening.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness
in the way this community of bloggers
bands together to pray for, and cheer on
others.



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