Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Another busy day but a busy day at home. I mopped myself to the computer, so I am waiting for the floors to dry. I have washed 6 loads of clothes ( 3 loads of towels). (Who knew we had this many towels)cleaned my bedroom and hung up all the clothes I tried on yesterday getting ready, vacuumed, dusted the whole house , folded all the clothes, loaded the dish washer after cleaning out the fridge, priced and loaded 2 boxes of treasures that need to go to the Antique store, decorated a mini tree for the table top, now all I have is bathroom duty. I always leave it for last. And it is noon. Not bad! But I really need to get to those Christmas cards today. I haven't even started them. I know what I want to make, I really have several ideas floating in my head. We will see how they turn out. Well the floor is dry. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Busy Busy Busy! This is how I will describe the last few days at my house. And I love it! Because it means ' tis the Season. I enjoy Christmas but I have always dreamed of a T.V. Christmas. A story book Christmas with happy people and the smell of home made goodies, laughfter and merriment, Tall decorated tree's, twinkling lights, gifts all wrapped under the tree, Perfectly wrapped, Christmas Music playing in the back ground. Slap me back into reality and to the disfunctional family I have. But a girl can dream can't I? All I want for Christmas is a Norman Rockwell, Martha Stewart Christmas. Still Dreaming!!! I think I will dream for awhile and I will get back to you tomorrow........

Thursday, November 24, 2005

One Thanksgiving Day many years ago, my mother was preparing dinner for the whole family. We had just recently moved to the country and was excited to share a meal with family in our new home. We had all worked hard to make everything just right. Mother had been up early cooking her heart out. She had mixed up the corn bread dressing and was going to take a quick shower before she finished up. My brother walked in and Mom told him not to forget to feed the hunting dogs. ( as she was running down the hallway to take her bath.) He asked if she had scraps and she told him there was some on the table. As you may have guessed. Brother had took out the pan of dressing and feed the dogs. We all chipped in and made more and no one knew what had happened but us. Today we had a wonderful lunch at mom's , and I always think about the Thanksgiving the whole family ( dogs included) had a fulfilling Thanksgiving meal.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Can you hear it?
The sound of air blowing out of my mouth, the sound of pure exhaustion. But this was a good tired. I went Christmas shopping yesterday. A productive day of shopping. I started and finished " my family's" gifts. I also got a few grandson gifts and daughters. I run out of time or I am sure I would have been further along with hubby family. As Martha would say it was a good day. I got all I needed for Thanksgiving dinner too. Never has a day of shopping went so well. I am thankful for a productive day of Christmas shopping. Now got to start cooking. Happy Thanksgiving all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I layed in bed last night with my brain exploding with an idea. I could see it all too well and was so tired I waited until this morning to try my idea. I lost it, it did not work out and now I am trying to fix it. Sometimes when I have these page ideas, they just don't happen. I can try and try and nothing. So I layed it to the side which means I have given up on this page. I say I will go back to it and fix it, but it won't happen. I have already moved on to a CD case frame for a gift. It come together really well. I am pleased with it. So how has your week been? Productive or Just not Happen.

Monday, November 14, 2005

How was your Weekend?
Went on a Ladies Retreat Weekend. 25 to 40 women ,cabin on the lake. Falling leaves, cool nights, fire in the fire places,out to eat Friday night,good food, lots eating,birthday cake, napping, playing cards, walking, stayed up playing cards,watching movies, playing games, reading, talking , laughing, some watched football games, scavenger hunt,(our group won ) jello shooters, relaxing, sleeping, eating some more, up early in morning, coffee on the deck overlooking the lake, adult talk, phone only rang 3 time all weekend, not for me, baked sweet potatoes with butter, played more cards, talked a lot, slept by fire light, much needed rest,lots of fun. Came home took a nap.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Well. it is pretty close, I like it. It is really pink!

I love it!!!!

Even a Blind Hog finds a acorn sometimes!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Isn't this shabby and yummy looking. I found this through a blog and thought this was the most beautiful
wreath I have seen. I have collected vintage glass ornaments for years. And pick them up at the Thrift stores. So I plan on trying to make me one of these. And the colors are perfect. I started picking up pink items at all the auctions and I do not have a pink room in my house. Maybe I need to re-decorate a room. But not now after the Holidays will be soon enough.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

As you have read my Blog, I am sure you have realized I am certified. A certified " Raving Lunatic". On the edge at times and the only way I can work through it is to write it down , cry, cry some more and drive my dear hubby crazy. Most of the time after I write, it all seems better. But this is deep and the hurt won't go away. I DO want to forget the fact that I wrote this so people can read my rantings. And I am not going to grow old gracefully, I will be the one kicking and screaming all the way to the looney bin. And for the one who read my blog this week, I grabbed that glowing eyed birthday monster and chocked her to death, until her eyes bugged out of her head. I am sure she will re-coop by next year and deal me fits once again. It is part of growing old and the changing friendships. I am going out now and try to change my mood. So if you see a woman coming toward you with red eyes, birthday monster guts dripping from her finger tips, I would step away. Run in the opposite direction and don't look back.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me !!! It is "MY" birthday and I will cry if I want to!!!!

Well, another year has passed with only two crying spells, yelling at my beloved hubby only a few times, and disappointment for 4 days, so far. It is over, my 45th birthday came with no party, no visitors, no trips to celebrate. I hear my self blubber but I can't stop. The glowing eyes of the birthday monster has reared her ugly head at my house. I think it is worse this year because I was expecting more. Forty-five is a milestone. I am always expecting more. I didn't want bands and banner. But I did expect more. As the days passed I thought friends would visit and celebrate, just any minute. But as reality set in, I sit here blubbering again. So make that 3 times , I have burst into tears. Hubby did stay home with me on my Birthday and we had a wonderful day. I love birthdays and I think everyone should celebrate a week long, we deserve it! I'm just a silly old women, another year older. If 45 can do this to me, I really want to warn all to run take cover cause 50 is next!!!! The year is 2005. Remember you have been warned!!!!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.~ Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Oh, my goodness batman!!!! Candy! Candy! Candy! I gave in to the big green monster, and ate candy last night. Chocolate was my candy of choice. Reeses, Crunch, Baby Ruth, Bom Bom, and Halloween coin crunchy things, my! I haven't eaten this much in Years. I don't buy it because we don't have Treat or Treaters. ( we live too far off the road) I always pick up a bag of what my Hubby likes and Bubble gum just in case. But when Grandson #1 game in with a bag full and poured it all out in the floor, I was drawn to the Chocolate. It was calling my name......Jerri ....... Jerri...... Eat me! So I did! It really did not have to convince me!!!! I hope everyone had a save and Happy Halloween.