Thursday, December 13, 2007
Remember that Christmas ornament swap I mentioned that the girls over at Red Velvet Art were having? Well, I finally got my 3 ornaments. The little purple sequin one came all the way from Perth, Australia! Aren't they cute? I forgot to take pics of mine. Sorry. I have some other ones I painted that I'll show you later. I was a bad swapper and mailed mine a bit late. Oops! I was assured by the postgirl that they would all arrive BEFORE Christmas though so we're all good I think. One of mine went to Singapore! The pic above isn't so good. My camera is acting funny which scares me since I just got it last spring. It won't take a pic if the flash is on. Hmmm...
Anyway, hope you all are having a FABULOUS holiday Season. It's the season I like the most. OH, and they say SNOW is on the way!!! WOO HOO I LOVE me some snow!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Have you been naughty or nice this year? - Oh how I wish I had been naughty more!
What do you want most for Christmas? - To be naughty with my crush more often
Do you believe in Father Christmas? - Sure!
What is your favorite food at Christmas? - Prime Rib, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Pretzel Salad, Green Bean Casserole
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? - Yep!
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? - Nope
What is your favorite Christmas song? - Christmas Alphabet by the McGuire Sisters
What is your favorite Christmas movie? - White Christmas
What is your best memory of Christmas? - Alison and I getting fur coats
What do you look forward to most at Christmas? - Looking at the lighted Christmas tree.
What are you doing for Christmas this year? - Nothing much
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe? - I'm not posting that HERE!
What kind of Christmas tree do you have? - Fake, but I LOVE real ones
Do you take part in a secret santa? - Yes! Fun Times!
Do you go to any Christmas parties? - AA 1st Annual Christmas Dinner
Have you ever had a white Christmas? - YES!!! My FAV!
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? - I prefer to never wake up early.
Do you still get a stocking? - My fav thing to get!
How many Christmas cards do you normally send out? - Depends
What is your Christmas wish? - For a little vacation
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
So my friend Christy sent me a pic of the above cookies she made with her DH & DS tonight. This is her description, "Michael and Mason put the icing on for me and cut the turkey (maple nut goodie) slices. Then the mashed potatoes are icing with a couple of yellow butter sprinkles, the cranberries are red sugar and the peas are green sprinkles. The gravy is melted chocolate chips with a little bit of veggie oil in them." Now how cute is THAT!!!
So in true Thanksgiving manner, I thought I would take a few moments to think about some things I am thankful for:
Nana and her unconditional love
God's love and forgiving grace
Peace of Mind/Serenity
Safe comforting home
DSL and Internet
Those are just a few of the things I am thankful for this year and every day. What are you thankful for this thanksgiving??? Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.
Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.
Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
I relate. I love this kind of stuff. I LOVE taking quizzes that tell me who I am or horrorscope thingymajiggies, numerology, you know, stuff like that.
Did another craft fair this weekend. Not so profitable but WAY interesting as I got to see my first outhouse! LOL I know. Like THAT is something that you have been dying to lay your eyes on, BUT, I luv me some dorky tourist traps, especially with interesting photo ops to scrap. This had many. It was the "Outhouse Tours" in Elk Falls, Kansas. I'll look for a link and upload some pics tomorrow. I could have done that on my Saturday night, but I am sure glad to find out that I am Violet!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Lightness in Autumn
The rake is like a wand or fan,
With bamboo springing in a span
To catch the leaves that I amass
In bushels on the evening grass.
I reckon how the wind behaves
And rake them lightly into waves
And rake the waves upon a pile,
Then stop my raking for a while.
The sun is down, the air is blue,
And soon the fingers will be, too,
But there are children to appease
With ducking in those leafy seas.
So loudly rummaging their bed
On the dry billows of the dead,
They are not warned at four and three
Of natural mortality.
Before their supper they require
A dragon field of yellow fire
To light and toast them in the gloom.
So much for old earth's ashen doom.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Speaking of birthdays: Happy Birthday to me! Sobriety birthday that is. 2 years ago today I stopped drinking. I've been pretty melancholy the last couple of days thinking about the events leading up to today. I'm really glad that craziness is gone from my life. I'm off to Tulsa to get my chip from my sponsor and to celebrate with friends. I get to do it again here in Independence at the end of the month, but that seems like a long way away right now. I've been going through some rocky times here lately but I think I am over the hump. A few things have gone my way lately, one that is definately putting a smile on my face and a quickness in my step, but i'm not ready to share that yet. Happy day all!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Teresa, Brook & I in front of our booth.
Hand stamped baby onesies
Hand painted Christmas ornaments
Teresa's pretty cans
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here is the Happy Halloween hanging I made for the mantle. I LOVE the scary vampire face and hands. They are for the top of a cake! LOL
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
So, one of the reasons I started this blog was so I could particpate in a swap over at Red Velvet Art. My swapmate was Michelle from Washington. The top 3 pics are my fav things that I sent her. She sent me the stuff in the bottom 3 pics. Thanks Michelle!!! I LOVE your favorite things. Now the pic does NOT do the beautiful journal justice. It is exquisite! Mucho beautiful vintagish papers, a lovely quilted apron and stationary with pretty english roses. Just divine!!!
Friday, August 31, 2007
One Little Word: Balance
I found the quote in one of my meditation books. It said everything that I felt.
Balance emotions with reason.
Combine detachment with doing our part.
Balance giving with receiving.
Alternate work with play, business with personal activities.
Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs.
Juggle responsibilities to others with responsibilities to ourselves.
Balance caring about others with caring aobut ourselves.
Whenever possible, let's be good to others, but be good to ourselves too.
Today, I will strive for balance.
I have other things to post so I'll be back tomorrow! Happy Friday!!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
So yesterday my LO was Layout of the Day over at AllyScraps.com. My "Weaknesses" that I listed are: Shopping, Coffee, Soda, Cranberry Juice Slushes, Scrapbooking Supplies, M.A.C Makeup, the Internet, Dessert, Magazines, Books, Shoes, & My Kitties.
Today I woke up with a crick in my neck. OUCH! I went to the chiropractor. I can turn it to the left now but it is still a lot of pain. I slept all evening due to a muscle relaxers and now it is almost 2a.m. and I am wide awake. Can't take any pain pills so I also laid on Nana's back massager. It helped a lot. Nothing exciting has been going on lately. Just scrapping. Hoping to get back in the groove tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
So Elsie had a blog party today. She also had a challenge which was to make a list of things you wanted to do by your next birthday. You needed to come up with the number of items of your current age. That is 40 for me. YIKES!!! I can't believe I came up with them all considering that is only a little over 4 months from now. I actually believe that I can do most of these also. So here is my list:
1. Give up soda AGAIN!
2. Start 365 self-portrait challenge
3. Write down Nana's stories
4. Start scrapping the pics in the chest
5. Get & keep my room clean
6. Attend as many AA meetings as possible
7. Read a book a month (at least)
8. Go see Keith
9. Go see Renee
10. Take a roadtrip
11. See Plaza Christmas Lights
12. Ride a roller coaster
13. Learn to scuba dive
14. Start exercising
15. Meditate daily
16. Find a Nana sitter
17. Finish collage projects
18. Finish painting projects
19. Swim as much as possible before they close the pool
20. Stay Sober
21. Participate in Doo Dah parade
22. Have stamp party
23. Make all my xmas cards
24. Keep current on blog
25. Learn new haircut technique
26. Go blonder
27. Finish my AA steps
28. Watch all Tivo'd shows
29. Make birthday cards for everyones bdays
30. Apply for GDT Spot
31. Get LO published
32. Apply for DT position
33. Start saving
34. Start "The Dares"
35. Go to Austin, Tx. to see Anna & Colleen
36. Enjoy all the holidays
37. Get a new tattoo
38. Go scuba diving
39. Swim with Dolphins
40. Go to Mexico for 41st birthday!
So, what's on your list?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I think it will be a great place to pass along all the great stories my 93 year old grandmother (Nana, aka Lillian) tells me. I'm her sole caregiver. I am also Kitty Momma to 4 cats: Autumn, who is my sweet baby; Lily, who is the main alpha cat of the house and was my moms before she passed away; Boo, who is solely Nana's cat and only comes near me when he wants treats; and Windsor, our newest addition. He is definately the life of the party. I am NOT a crazy cat lady, but I do love each and every one of them. No husband and no kids so I have lots of love to give. I am an artist, crafter, hairstylist, traveler, and caregiver. I am constantly evolving. I'll share more about that later!