Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am using my daughter's laptop at the moment and am not able to upload any photos...but I hope to add some later today, when I get mine back from my son.
Ive been doing a bit of stitching...."Seven Days of Creation"...and also "Mary Margaret"....I also started a new swedish weaving blanket, which is working up very quickly and is going to be donated to The Lion's Club in our community for a Christmas drawing....
On the homefront........lots of exciting things....we had a new front veranda/porch...whatever you'd like to call it built...I love it!! I wish I could enjoy sitting out there during the day, but the carpenter is still here working on our roof...LOL...he should be done in a day or so though...and then on the weekend my DH and son installed new flooring in our kitchen...and back hallway...next up is the front entry hallway....and our new fridge was delivered yesterday! Isn't it funny how things like this excit me so! LOL.......our home is looking just great!
So....hopefully I'll be able to show you these photos tonight....
Do take care everyone and have a great day!!!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
If you are so inclined to say a prayer.....I'd appreciate it. All our trees are laiden with leaves, and that makes them easier to snap.
I'm not one of these people that likes a good storm....nope...not me......
Anyway, everyone in Earl's path...stay safe!!!!
Will be back later..
EDITED TO ADD...STORM HAS PASSED....LOTS AND LOTS OF POWER OUTAGES, BUT THANKFULLY WE KEPT OUR POWER AND OTHER THAN LOTS OF LEAVES IN THE POOL, AND STUCK TO THE HOUSE..ETC.....NO DAMAGE AT ALL!!!!
SO VERY THANKFUL THIS STORM HAS PASSED!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Starting this weekend, I will browse the grocery store flyers, go shopping on Monday and plan my meals ahead of time...wish me success fellow bloggers!
I'd love to hear how each of you do this...how many trips to the grocery store do you make? How do you plan your meals? Any recipes you care to share with me? Tips?
Feel free to post a comment, or email me....I'd love to hear from you!!
Have a great day everyone....it's foggy and rainy here today.....good day to try and get my house organized!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Have you read about THIS designer in the Halloween Issue of Just Cross-stitch??? I love THIS design! I don't know that I'd attempt it....but I sure love it!! I would not frame it with a clock though....but that's just my opinion. I think I will actually put it on my wish list.....
Have a good evening everyone!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
and that's pretty much it so far this summer. We still have another month to go around here before school starts, so not sure what the rest of the summer will bring.....
hope you are all still with me for when I start Blogging more in the coming weeks!
Take care everyone!
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have been missing in action once again...........I guess I haven't really felt like posting...no real reason....
Also, if you are so inclined, would you keep my oldest in your thoughts and prayers? She has really struggled these past few months with growing up, things/people in her life changing and career/school choices......19 is such a hard age........so good thoughts that she will find what she is looking for and make good decisions for her are welcomed. She's a beautiful girl and I want to see her very happy.
Take care everyone!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I have been hibernating lately...I've been here, but not really in the mood to post.....I've been doing some "soul searching" so to speak.
When I made the decision at the age of 41 to leave work and stay at home with my children, I did not do it lightly...I had been at the job for 20 years, but I KNEW that the time was right, and it was what was needed to be done. I had wanted to do that the entire time I had been married.....fast forward 11 years.....I am still a stay at home mom, with the exception of a 3 year stint as a school lunch monitor at my childrens' school (again I felt it was needed for a couple of reasons).....and now I am at the age where had I stayed at my origional job of 20 years, I would be 3 years away from retirement. Do I think I made the wrong decision? Not on your life, but there are times when I wish my future years were more financially secure. I think what brought this on was a change in one of the jobs that DH does. We thought it would always be there....it is no longer going to be there after next week...and it was a shock to us. Not the end of the world, but it was the job that paid our medical and dental benefits, and therefore we must (and have) search out alternate benefits. I don't like change...I am the first to admit it! I have been thinking that maybe I should start looking for a part-time job, now that my youngest is almost 13....but at what? I am not trained for anything anymore and the thought of a department store makes me gag (sorry if any of you do this...I admire you, I could not do it)...so....I have been doing some soul searching and whining! When I read Katy's post today I realized how selfish I had been...and how fortunate I am......thank you Katy!
I guess we all have days/weeks where we feel unsettled, discouraged, etc...
I took a couple of photos, (borrowing from Katy's idea)...of the wonderful things in and around my home, and yes, I am truly blessed.
My doggy...Nallie...who is 12....and my daily companion:
Looking out my large kitchen window to the back deck and back yard...
My other kitchen window...looking towards the road that passes by our home....
Here it is in all it's glory!!! I love it!!!! "STILL WATERS"
I truly love this piece and am so glad I decided to stitch it (and finish it! LOL)
Have a great evening everyone!! Maybe you each can tell me one thing you are thankful for in your life today!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I took my youngest to her gymnastics. I usually don't stay for the entire time (2hours) I do a few errands and come back and stand in the lobby for a while to watch. Last night I went to the "viewing room". There were other parents there from another class that goes several times a week and compete. As I was watching my daughter, I was listening to some of these parents talking about their childrens' schedules...what it basically came down to was that besides several hours, several times a week, some of these children were in other activities that were several hours a day, several times a week, and in one case the only day off was the middle of the week, and that was homework night!!! When do these kids get to be "just kids"? Hang out, relax, have a friend over???? I ended up leaving, going to do some errands and coming back and watching from the lobby. I just could not imagine......and the other thing...these particular parents seemed to have the same type of schedule themselves!! Like they needed to schedule a time for everything! I'm all for activities...my kids have all been in activities, but due to money and time we limited the activities...geesh!
I just was in amazement.....
EDITED TO ADD: My youngest only does the advanced recreation gymnastics (which she has done for 4 years....once a week and she takes piano lessons as well.) She's 12 and this is quite enough for her...still involved....but has it's limits.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
1. My most favourite food in the world is pizza! (Pizzeria Pizza, homemade pizza....)
2. I am a "what if.." person...I always evaluate the "what if" in any situation.
3. I am a homebody and get more so as I get older.
4. I am a worrier. I have to worry about something!
5. I started doing needlework when I was about 3-4 years old. I can remember doing this embroidery thing as a little girl and everyone being excited about it. I still have that piece of embroidery.
6. I had a wonderful imagination as a child. Something I am grateful for.
7. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom. I didn't achieve that goal until my youngest was almost 2. I hate it when people ask what I do all day!!!
8. I am a private person. Maybe that comes from being an only child?
9. I always said that if I didn't have kids by the time I was 30, I wasn't having any...I had ALL 3 of my kids in my 30's! Thus I am now an "older" mom.
10. I crave chocolate. I also crave Doublemint gum.....weird, I know!!
And, that's it! I am not going to tag anyone...feel free to do your own.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Anyway, it took me a couple of days to get back into a normal routine ( I could get so used to not making meals each day!) and then I was hit with an inner ear problem! So for the past several days I have been dizzy and queasy. I do have pills to take, but the Dr said it could take some time to feel back to normal! That's why I haven't been updating my Blog!
So all you followers...don't give up on me...I'm still here!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Today my kids are back at school. I am a little sad that we are back into a routine...I do enjoy having them around....youngest is always going somewhere, having friends over...etc...today it's back to just me and the dog...LOL
Saturday turned out to be as warm as summer here! We broke records on the temps! Fabulous day!!
Anyway, I think I will get some phone calls made, stitching done..."maybe" start a new Plum Street to perk my mood up.....(it's foggy, and dark, that's my excuse!) and ofcourse the ever dreaded housework!
Have a great day everyone! Pop on over to The Thread Gatherer Debbie has a great givewaway going on!!
Take care my friends
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I've been stitching this past week....(okay, when do I NOT stitch?)
Here is my "morning" project update...."This Heart of Mine".....
The above one is an actual "true" colour one, not sure what happened to the one above this!
And here is my Plum Street Samplers "Still Water's" update...I am still enjoying this project SO much! It's been great therapy......and this was one of my mom's favourite Hymns....
"Mary Margaret" by Carriage House Samplings arrived in the mail this week! Can't wait to start her, but I am going to be good and get more done on "Still Waters".
I have a question for all you ladies out there...where do you get your Longaberger Baskets? A lot of you seem to have these wonderful baskets displayed around your home? I have ONE. I found it at a second hand store years ago. Can you buy them in stores? I am going (hopefully) to Maine in a couple of weeks (if all works out with the girl I'm travelling with) and was wondering...I'd love to have some more of these great baskets!! Do they have stores, or what??
Thanks for your help...
Anyway, have a great day ladies...it looks like it's going to be a sunny, springy day here!!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Please enter me in the giveaway from the cross stitch package. Some fantastic charts there1
February 9, 2010 12:17 PM
Non Cross-stitch related envelope:
Mel R said...
What a fun idea. I may swipe it. :-) I'm up for playing. I do not cross-stitch though so put me in for the other. Thanks!
February 3, 2010 11:05 AM
I'll email you both....
Thanks to everyone for entering!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
PS...I was thinking that eventually I would use the smaller one for all my needlework "smalls" that I have yet to stitch! Like for example this one! What do you all think?
Have a great day everyone!!