Showing posts from May, 2019

Dinosaurs Abound at Dinosaur World

Spinosaurus, T-Rex, Triceratops, Brachylophosaurus, and many other types of dinosaurs can be found at Dinosaur World in Kentucky. If you have children that are infatuated with the prehistoric creatures known as dinosaurs, I highly recommend this as a spot to see. Located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky right off of I-65 is Dinosaur World. Here you will find 150 replicas of dinosaurs in their natural settings with signs explaining each species. There is also a playground for the little children as well as an area where they can mine for gems, there is a fossil dig, a museum, a nice gift shop and a cave to watch a short movie in. Tickets are reasonable for what it is. A child must have an excavation pass for the mining and the fossil dig, but it is well worth the money. The path back into the dinosaur exhibits is paved and a fairly smooth walk. There are many benches along the path for resting and many photo opportunities are available. There are di

It's Her Birthday!

Four years ago, my life changed drastically when my grand doll arrived. She was a complete surprise and my daughter had just found out the day before that she was pregnant. Yes, I know it seems odd for a woman not to know, but she did not. She had not gained much weight and as a chunky gal who always gained weight in the winter, what she had gained was not abnormal. She had recently changed birth control and so they had given her a pregnancy test just a month before that was negative. She had been sick one morning, but they had a new cleaner at work and we thought that it was a reaction to that. She had been just as active as in the past. Nothing was a sign of pregnancy. She began to complain of pains near her kidneys and so I made an appointment for her and went with her. Three pregnancy tests later and we still did not know because only one showed positive and with a physical exam, the doctor did not feel a child. After an hour or so, we decided an ultrasound was a good idea. Wer

Oh the Rain!

As I have watched many videos recently of the flooding that is occurring in areas like Texas and Oklahoma, I sit in amazement of the increasing severe weather that it seems we are seeing throughout the country. I truly believe that Mother Nature is mad at all of us! It is raining so hard here right now that I can not see the pole light that sits just past my daughter's house and I can normally see if perfectly. I hear rumbles of thunder outside as well, but it sounds as though it is further north of us. Severe storms are being predicted and at least one school has said they will have a two hour delay due to the weather. Yesterday, we had rain most of the day and cool temperatures as well as it was down right cold the day before and when I let the dog out just a bit ago, it is hot here and very humid. UGH! I believe our humidity is to be 91% today, which is almost unbearable! I am ready for the rains to move out and for the cool to be gone. I am truly so far behind in my summer

Farm Kitchen Remodel

Twelve years ago, my husband and I purchased our house from a friend on contract in order to begin a hobby farm so that our girls were raised away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We knew the house needed some TLC but it only needed paint and one floor replaced to move in so we did the simple and moved in with full intentions of fixing the house up. Unfortunately, life and the business that came with the hobby farm took away from the house. It was something to be done later.  Well, a few months ago, I began to decide to redo part of the kitchen. The yellow paint was dingy and blah and I wanted something to cheer the place up and look more like the farmhouse kitchen that I wanted. I knew that I could not do the complete redesign that I was hoping for, but I could do some paint and a backsplash. Plus, I knew I wanted to make a nice display of the milk box and bottle that is from the company that my grandpa worked for.  Here is the before picture of the kitchen wall beh

It's A Royal Baby Boy!!!!

All eyes have been on the royals recently as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was awaiting the birth of her first child. Today, the Duke and Duchess welcomed a 7 pound 3 ounce baby boy into the world at 5:26 a.m. This child will be the first interracial baby in British monarch recent  history. Many eyes have wondered just when this child would make its' appearance and both Harry and Meghan have been keeping things fairly low key concerning this child. It appears as though the Duke and Duchess have managed to have a royal birth that did not have the hoopla that seems to come along with the normal royal birth. Meghan's mother was with the couple during the birth and the child is now the 7th heir to the throne of England. The child was delivered into the world before it was announced that she was even in labor. No name has been given yet and, to my knowledge, no pictures have been seen yet either of mother or child. Prince Harry made an announcement and said that mother and child are

The Kentucky Derby- The Odds of Winning

For a tradition to continue 145 years is amazing and the Kentucky Derby has done just that. A horse race that begins the chase to the Triple Crown happens the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This race symbolizes fun, excitement, honor, and heartbreak to me as the 1 1/4 mile race brings so many people to Kentucky to watch the excitement and with many bets on the line, heartbreak surely happens fast. Twenty horses take part in the race following a two week Derby Festival. These horses are bred to be winners and trainers have gone through grueling hours to get them to this event with the odds against them to be the winner. The hope of winning is what makes them train as they do. Three year old horses are brought to the race with hopes of winning the Derby, then the Preakness, and then the Belmont to become a triple crown winner, but every horse owner and jockey present know that the chances of that happening are slim. Many bets are placed on these