Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
My computer effed up and then all my kids came, left, and came back...
computer got fixed and the kids are due again...
so after this weekend I won't be on here again but
you will find me hovered over my sewing machine and
hopefully NOT being trampled in the shopping store frenzy.
And now for some of the prettiest babies in the world..
These are the MEN in the family...my hubs, my 4 boys, my brotha, and my daddy.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
We went hiking Sunday...Crowder's Mountain, Gaston County, NCThe mountain is awesome to hike and takes everything I have...thus very few pics because I was so worn out I could barely hold the camera steady.
The lake is being drained and I am not sure we will even get it back for next summer. It is beautiful when it's full, but cleaning it out and restocking it will be fantastic...and we will get to canoe on it without running up on a sand bar!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Because I lost my license (somewhere in my house) I had to go get a duplicate license this morning. Last time it took 30 minutes...today it took 2 and a half HOURS! The place was packed! I'm not sure why, but most everyone I talked to had plans to come yesterday and decided today would be better...hahaha, NOT. And while I am talking about the DL office...why do they ALL look the same? If I had not known what town I was in...I would have sworn I was in Asheville, or Wilmington, or Gastonia, or Durham (all the places I have previously gotten licenses). All NC ones must look the same...I am sure they were all built at the same time and obviously by the same people! After making some life-long friendships AND finding a nice plumber, I went off to ..... VOTE Not many people were there...until I finished my paperwork...and then the place was packed...everyone was so nice and having a great time and I LOVE voting early...next Tuesday I am sure they won't smile and laugh quite as much...before I left my pic was snapped and we downloaded it to my phone so I could post it...I look a little sneaky if you ask me and maybe I feel that way...voting early seems a little sneaky! But yay...now I can get on with my life for a week ...came home and didn't feel like cleaning or sewing ...so I decided to BAKE ...I used a new biscotti recipe that I won't use again...it sounded so good, Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti..mmmmm, but well I need to find another one, they look great, but the taste, no...they can be way better. So off to find my old chocolate biscotti recipe and make them the right way! I also made a few doctor's appts...I got my son in tomorrow (shock) to check on his deep-sounding chest cough (and he came home from school and his left side is hurting) ...I had pluracy as a child and I sure hope that's not his problem ...I'm guessing pneumonia...but he has no fever...hmmmm. I also made my 1000th cancer check-up...ok, exagerating...but it feels like 1000th...plus my flu shot in the morning...and that's just the start. I'll have to call dentists and gyno docs tomorrow. I remember telling my parents a few years ago that all they ever do is dash out the door to a drs appt...and now here I am...always dashing out the door for a drs appt. Blecch!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was all ready to go vote today....I lost my driver's license and also discovered my bank card gone too! Tomorrow I will go vote and get a new DL and have the bank issue another card...hate it when a plan doesn't come together!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
...and I didn't see anything in Hobby Lobby but a few pieces of flannel and a few remnants...a few patterns...and well, quite disappointing when I was ready to SPEND!!!!
....the babies and Kaylin and Mom are coming in tomorrow...Patrick is on a training mission, so he won't be here...but they won't be staying long...apparently Patrick got some big news and will need to talk it out. So they will head back early! I can never catch a break!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I waited for my hubby to get here to do the draw...BUT of course, he's way late...so I ran out and got my mailwoman to do it...she didn't want her pic taken though...so the # she pulled....is......
#98... that # belongs to....Grammie at l.........r at gmail dot com
I'll be sending you an email...so I can get your prizes out to you!
Hope everyone had fun and hope you all won something! I know I found a lot of new and fun bloggy and bloggy friends to visit...when will I ever get anything done other than reading blogs and ..oooohing and aahhhing?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I had the NEED to do something with Christmas fabrics and colors....right now it can be a few different things, but I will show you tomorrow what I end up with. Do you have a guess?
AND ...OH MY....LOOK what my sons brought me this morning...now I KNOW they really,
REALLY LOVE ME!!!!
It's beautiful here today...gotta go back outside. Have a wonderful day, y'all!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Be sure to visit Debi's blog at http://fallintofallquilters.blogspot.com/ or click on the scarecrow to the left after you enter my giveaway. There are many more participants with giveaways to enter...now go!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME THAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW
- My 4th son was exactly 3 months premature, weighing in at 1.5 oz. I held him in the palm of my hand and there was room to spare. He is now 16 and 6' 2", still growing.
- I failed my driver's test the first 2 times...I was so nervous...the third time I passed and surprised the instructor and hugged him in front of all the highway patrolman. I have only had one wreck that was my fault (and the slick, wet, oily road - no one hurt) and no tickets.
- I am 50 and I simply cannot wrap my brain around that number...I do not feel it. Both my grandmother's are alive and in their 90's.
- I wore a pair of shoes today that my mom bought me when I was a junior in high school.
- My favorite comfort food is .... don't go ewwww.... Velveeta cheese slices on toasted bread with a glass of Nestle Quik chocolate milk...when I was in grade school my dad would leave his work early during the week to be home when my brother and I got off the school bus (my mom worked till 5) and he always had our afterschool snack ready...most days my mom left 'healthy' snacks for us...but at least twice a week we got Velveeta and Quik or my dad's 'infamous' spoon fudge...and we learned NOT to tell on him!
- I am just like my moma and dad...and I am finally happy about that.
- I would marry my husband all over again and the only thing I would change would be to tell him 'I love you' more often...I didn't tell him much with 4 little boys running around...who had the time. He does hear it now.
And there it is...I don't do these often and now I am thinking of all kinds of things....I would love for anyone else to do this and let me read yours....
My Marine just called and got a 5-day leave, altho he is not supposed to go farther than 100 miles (who's counting?), he and DIL and Kaylin and THE TWINS may be coming for the weekend...which means I have to hustle to get my sewing room and the office and the den and the dining room cleaned up...I have surprise sewing laying everywhere and I have to hide it from them!
I hope to be back this weekend and show you lots of stuff and tell you about my breakdown!
Friday, September 5, 2008
(say a prayer) So here a a whole post of the latest pics from Steph and I hope to be there in 3 weeks! Miss you Kaylin!!! Miss you Olivia and Haley!!! Miss you Steph and Patrick!!!
...and look at the cool ribbon/button and applique embellishments!
I am also going to show the apron I made for my partner...I have never made one this style and was so excited how it turned out! I will make this one again! She should get it today.
Thanks for the swap fun...and I have to get back to sewing now...lots of projects to make...