Friday, October 28, 2005

I have a creative block! This is happening alot to me. Sometimes I seem to not get pages done fast enough and then the next day I can't come up with a good looking page at all. So I have not forced it and I am taking a break. I have only sat in my room to be on the computer. I even got my new CK magazine this week. Oh, well on to another story. I picked Grandson #1 up from school today and i could tell he had been crying. His eyes was puffy and he was not smiling. So I ask and he would not say a word. I Knew he did not want everyone to see him cry. So as we pulled off he burst into tears and I got out of him that they gave out the prizes for the top sellers in the fundraising today. The one we had decided not to participate in because we had too much going on at this time. And it is not like they won't have more. He said they got balls and light up ink pens. It was not the big stuff he was upset about but the little junk. SO what was Nanny idea. Let's run by the store ( Dollar General) and you can pick out something that you want. He got a lighted pen and once again Nanny saved the afternoon.......Have a great weekend yall!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I can't believe it is Thursday already. This week has flown by and so has the year. I seen on line this morning that there is only 59 day until Christmas. I don't want to alarm anyone but have you started your shopping yet? I have one item on layaway. I had bought a few things but it is sooo hard not to go ahead and give them. So I am almost back to square one. Oh,well I am not going to stress this year. I believe I say this every year. But we all need to slow down and enjoy the season. Enjoy the fact that we have family, a home and friends to celebrate with. We have a tradition that my mom started long ago. We eat cake on Christmas morning. We celebrate Jesus Birthday. Don't you love traditions.

May all the joy of the season be yours.
may your neighbors respect you,
troubles neglect you,
the Angeles protect you,
and heaven accept you.

Friday, October 21, 2005

I have a class in Jasper tomorrow and today I got an e-mail that............are you ready? Starbucks has a new Pumpkin Spice Latte . I am soooo sad and predictable. I went to the web site to find a store locator. To see if there is a Starbucks in Jasper or on my way. I think I remember one on the left about 1/2 way up hwy 78. But I can't seem to find it on the store locator. But if there is you better believe this gal will be stopping for one tomorrow. YUMMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

~Thursday Quote~
The Woman who works with her hands is only a laborer....
The Woman who works with her hands and her head is a crafts woman....
The Woman who works with her hands and her heart is an artist.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans? Do they have holes in them? Are they new? Dark or light wash? Flared or bootcut? Are they like a old friend, they bring you comfort and joy . They sometimes hide the way you feel, sad and fat. They sometimes make you feel slimmer and happy. Oh, yeah that wonderful pair of jeans can be your best friend or your enemy. I have had lots of "FAVORITE" jeans over the years. Isn't it funny how we find comfort in a old, ragged, worn out pair of jeans. In this picture grandson #2 has his very first pair of jeans. They won't last long, he is growing so fast. But I guarantee he will find comfort in a ragged pair of jeans someday.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Quote Thursday
I have a notebook by my computer for these Quotes I run across on the internet. Some funny, some meaningful,some for inspiration. So from now on I want to share a Quote on Thursdays. Depending on my mood. This simply means that by Thursday I am brain dead and need all the inspiration I can get. Well here we go........
God usually speaks in a whisper.....Listen for it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Look at this smile! This sweetheart can make me smile and make me cry at the drop of a hat. Friday night his mom brought him some french fries as a prize.( His favorite) He has been improving alot with his reading and had recieved an award this week. Well, he was sooooo happy , and I also love these F.F. I grabbed at him and said give me some, I was good this week too. He turned and ran right into the door facing trying to get away from me. He was laying on the floor screaming so fast, I just knew he had busted his head open. His mother grabbed him, paw paw grabbed him, and all I could do was cry. We seen ( or should I say they seen )that there was a big goose egg and no blood. I was so Thankful! But he would not have anything to do with me for quite awhile. It broke my heart. I am sure it will not be the last time either. He did come and hug my neck and tell me it was an accident. And all is well now. I do love this smile !

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Buttons *Buttons* Buttons I have the Buttons. I love to collect. And this is one of my many collections. It all started when my aunt gave me a jar of buttons. And they were in a old blue jar. So I bid on buttons all the time and blue jars to put them in. They are lined up on my shelf in my studio. I even went as far as each jar has a different color. Pictures is dark but I love this look, Hey , I love Buttons!!!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I have been trying to upload this picture all last week with no luck. When I saw I could, I did. So this is my latest antique auction goodies. Several hundred books of matches, 200 swizzle sticks and this cute table. I got the table for only $10.00 . I love getting items to add to my pages.

Just a word of warning, this is a RANT!!!! I have a dysfunctional family. I am the oldest of four. Two boys two girls. Every once in a while I forget this fact and try to have a loving family get together. It has been awhile since we have had a family dinner so when I realized it was my nephews 13th birthday this week , I ask everyone to join us Sunday. We were to go out Sunday afternoon, to a restraunt I had been told about. First my Daughter said if your brothers are going to be there I am not going. She refused to go, but I could take grandson #1. ( that was sweet of her) I had go get my sister and the birthday boy because my sister at age 40 will not learn to drive( this is another rant). When I got there her face was swollen and she has a sinus infection. I could tell she was not going to be fun today. We all met at mom's except brother #2, just call him and he will meet us there. So we left, we had to go get French fries for grandson because he will not eat anything but....Mom ask my little brother his girl friend and her 2 children to ride with her and dad. That put 4 people in the back seat of a mid-size car. At one point ( I was told) Mom decided to pull her seat up to give them more room, and it went back instead, as the little boy had bent over to get something out of the floor board. Mom squished the child and he cried all the way to the restraunt. We all got there about the same time and as we headed in I realized it was buffet. ( I am not crazy about this) Mom got a waitress to seat us and she headed to the back. A room full of dirty tables stacked with plates, food on the floor, chairs turned over and one waiter trying to get control over it. The waitress walked off. We stood for over 15 minutes waiting. Another waitress came by and I ask her if she could help. She did and we had a nice dinner. The kids had a table to their self. ( right next to us) The 3 boys ticked off my niece. She cried and pouted. Which up set my brother and he was not happy when we left. So I ask grandson what was said , he said all she was talking about was her new friend and her cat, and so one of them called her silly and stupid, had a talk after we got home but My sister screamed at the birthday boy all the way home, in my car. Thank goodness it is over and I ask hubby to remind me next time I have another big idea about the perfect family dinner. My birthday is in a few weeks and I DO NOT WANT A FAMILY OUTING!!!!!!I think I will stay in bed with a blanket over my head.