Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New color....

Is it too RED? I thought it might be good for the holidays....and then I added snow. While I was adding the snow, I saw a really cute little animated reindeer for my blog....and one of those little holiday trees that countdown the days until Christmas. (I haven't put the tree on the blog yet...I do have some restraint left.)

All I wanted was a different blog background for Thanksgiving...somewhere I went wrong.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Aggravation......

 Have you ever used a modern convenience that didn't work well?  Like those hooks that are not supposed to damage your wall and paint and plaster? Do they work for you? I've used them several times, following the directions just as they said......did it work?  NO! And this time I'm aggravated .
I wanted to hang a bat from the ceiling above my fireplace mantle for Halloween. So I cleaned off the ceiling as the directions said, stuck the hook and hung my bat. I loved it.  However, Halloween is now over and the bat can't stay there forever, so I took him down and then pulled the little thingy on the hook gently but firmly......and pulled a small chunk out of my ceiling. I can't tell you what I said...it's not very nice.  Accurate...but not nice. Let me know if you use those hooks and they work...maybe I'm an idiot and it's user error.....:(

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Birthday.....

 To me.   Today is my birthday....I'm sixty-four years old. I don't feel that old....I think I'm still in my fifties...maybe even forties.
  To make it feel better...I need to think of it in terms of things I like.

                              A. 64 Doughnuts from Spunky Dunkers
                              B. 64 Sheets of Bo Bunny Double Dots Paper
                              C. 64 Memory Box Dies
                              D. 64 Bottles of  Dr. Pepper
                              E. 64 Brand new, pretty colored tee shirts
                              F. 64 Books from the library
                              G. 64 Books from Barnes & Noble
                              H. 64 Mary Engelbreit posters
                              I.  64  People signed up for my Sampler Class at CraftFancy
                              J.  64 Paper piecing projects with lots of little pieces

                              K. 64 Gallons of gas for the car (Just threw in something practical
                                     to see if you were paying attention)
                              L.  64 Songs on the radio that I pretend I know the words to
                              M. 64 Slices of French Silk pie
                              N.  64 Holidays
                              O.  64 Love birds (Maybe not all at once)
                              P.   64 Pinterest pins
                              Q.  64 Etsy sales (You gotta dream)
                              R.  64  Antique shows
                              S.  64  Craft Fairs
                              T.  64  Trade shows
                              U. 64   Birthday parties (Other peoples)
                              V. 64   Bolts of fabric
                              W.64   TJMaxx stores
                              X. 64   Giraffes 
                              Y. 64    Bunnies
                               Z.   I saved the best for last......64 Family and Friends.
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       Maybe it's not so bad to be Sixty-Four! :):):)
                             
                        

Sunday, September 29, 2013

One Year................

        It's been one year since Jim died.  I used to measure the year like everyone else.....from January to December. Now I measure it from September 29 to the next September 29. The same amount of time in both measurings, but a world of difference to me.
       Some of this year went by so quickly that it made my head spin. Some of this year went by so slowly that I thought it would never end. I'm not sure which was worse.
       Jennifer and I went to the cemetery today. We brought some purple flowers (Jim's favorite color).... and a tiny pumpkin to celebrate the coming Halloween. We sat in the sunshine and talked...we remembered things, laughed at some things we remembered and we cried a little too.
       I've still got so many things to ask him, and so many things to tell him. I guess I still can do those things...it's just not the same without his response. I miss him.....a lot.