Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Many of you know that I have created lovely little Christmas boxes.
I pride myself in the fact that these were of my creations.
Imagine how honored I was when a friend of my sister’s asked me
if I would create 4 Hanukkah boxes to give as presents.
Well, I completed my project on Sunday and shipped the order to New Jersey promptly on Monday.
I didn’t want to post these before my customer receives them because I want her to be surprised.
I was very concerned not to create something that would be impropriate.
Keeping my fingers…
toes, arms and legs all crossed.
What’s next? Well, thoughts are racing through my head in designing something for Valentine’s Day.
Got any suggestions for me???
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
After a second look at the photos, I decided they didn’t look all that bad.
Oh, could be because I am not in the photos.
Brianna, Kay and Ron waiting for the feast to begin.
thought my homemade bread was good enough to eat with my mother’s silver!
Some of the items served on Turkey Day…
Jack, please pass the gravy!
…and when you tell her to smile…
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
What is going on? First, the news bombards us with the recent recommendations that women do not have to get their first mammogram until the age of 50.
Today, I read that we no longer need Pap smears as frequently as recommend just a few days ago.
Just who is making these decisions?
Are the lobbyists for the insurance companies involved in some way?
Are these recommendations being enforced because we just may have a national health care plan and cost cutting is a mandate?
Well, readers, I am very, very angry.
And downright pissed.
We better be reading in the days to come that insurance companies will cease to cover Viagra prescriptions.
I am still appalled that insurance companies never paid for birth control pills but approved Viagra in a heart beat.
Is this acceptable?
Women…we must bond together.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Being an avid crafter, I was excited about the new product about to be released by Provo Craft.
Yes, I was sucked in by all of the hype on HSN regarding the Gypsy. After watching one day in October, the premiere, I decided to order it
and just my luck, I was placed on a waiting list.
The voice inside me told me to cancel and just as I was about to do so, it arrived on my door step.
OK, I was genuinely excited and thought to myself,
I have many projects in the coming months that this will really allow me to complete them with ease.
Opening the box and much to my dismay, I discovered that Provo Craft decided
to cut costs and not supply a manual nor DVD with this tool.
What? Really? What were they thinking?
Sure, you can go online and download the manual, but please.
My next experience was my inability to register my Gypsy online.
I like to think that I am a computer savvy and, yes I am, but after spending hours and hours of unnecessary problems, I was about to give up.
Several phone calls and hours trying their fixes to the company later, still nothing.
What really burns by cookies is the fact that when someone takes your name and number and promises to call you back
and they don’t, all hope of getting your problem soon go out the window.
It’s been more than the “24 to 48 business hours” since my problem has been reported.
The only positive thing I can say is that HSN shipped me another Gypsy to see if I had a defective one. Thank you HSN, but it is not the Gypsy
but the log in process and is definitely on the manufacturer’s side.
What solution will make me a happy customer?
First, resolve the problem so I can begin to use my tool.
Second, compensate me for my troubles by offering me 5 cartridges of my choice.
Third, an apology for my troubles.
I will be happy to post the resolution and salute the company once again as the leader in the industry.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Jack’s Christmas stocking is complete.
By the time I got down to the lower stocking,
all skills of stichery somehow came to the forefront
of my brain and I was proud of my accomplishment.
I already ordered and received the next stocking for baby number 2…whenever he or she
makes his or her appearance.
Monday, November 9, 2009
My baby loves his Little Tykes car. Especially when Grand Pop plays with him. Grand Pops play rougher than
Grand Pop … where are you? I’m waiting. Grand Pop?
Swish….Grand Pop pushes Little Jack and he
zooms down the street.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
In life, there are certain things that separate us from one another.
There are kind souls who truly feel compassion for others.
I have been behind those racing through the toll booth to find out that my toll was paid by a kind person ahead of me.
Often, we meet someone who is just unbelievably rude in life or someone that flips us the bird for turning right.
It truly boggles my mind.
However, civility would rush over all if we simply used place cards for dinner parties!
Here’s the link I found, thanks to HGTV that I wanted to share you all of you!
Although I own Christmas Place cards, I have lived a unruly life at Thanksgiving.
Thank you HGTV for bringing order to my life!
Hope you enjoyed the light hearted post today!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Yes, the buzz...buzz...buzzing is coming from my husband!
How on earth is he making this noise, his own very odd snoring?
and then my beloved rolls over and the buzzing stops.
Where are my ear plugs? I wonder...
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting some new Georgia bloggers.
I don’t remember who exactly had the idea to meet for lunch, but
Joyce, Sue and I agree, it was a great idea.
We met at Red Salt Pub on Canton Street in the middle of Historic Roswell.
The food was great, as always. I tried their 7 onion soup which is nothing
like a French onion soup but more like a creamy bisque.
Many of the bloggers tried Red Salt’s Roasted Pear Salad with Chicken.
Yep, it was very good, sans the blue cheese of course.
Blue cheese does not like me one little bit, although,
I love blue cheese.
To top it off, I changed purses that morning and my handy little Kodak was left behind.
Be sure to visit Sue's Blog, Rue Mouffetard for the full pictorial recap of the afternoon.
A grand time was had by all!
Hope to see all of you Georgia Bloggers in December!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Fun times. Family. Football. Georgia lost, but that was expected. Darn, I really was wishing for a miracle.
Son in law and Father in law discuss pregame strategies and enjoy a beverage.
You can’t have a party without food and we had plenty! Here’s the beginning of it with the
More delicious treats…
The necessary Georgia and Florida cupcakes…
Spidery cheese balls
Wormy candied apples…
More treats for the kids….I made the goodie bags!
This is a house divided….
Mom in Law, Kay and Daughter in law Erika
Jack sampled all food at eye level…did I say he only napped for 20 minutes all day?
Here’s Oma…inside to keep warm.
Linda and Jim, the next door neighbors…
Steve and Bobbi…Bobbie has the very cute tattoo on her ankle that I love!
Doug, Molly and Sarah…true Georgia Fans!
Future Georgia Cheerleader, Molly
Jack was still going strong at 8:00 PM but was not very accommodating to posing in his Halloween costume.
Although Georgia lost to Florida, it was a great day. There’s always next year, right!