Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I had every intention of getting a bunch of stuff done today.....but didn't. I don't know how it happened, but the day just got away from me somehow. This seems to happen more times than I'd like to admit.
I couldn't tell you what I accomplished this morning besides eating breakfast, putting a new block of suet out for the birdies & taking down the Valentine's Day flag that was flying from its' pole off the side of our deck (& bringing out the Cajun flag to hang out there until it's time for the St. Patrick's Day flag ~ however, the Cajun flag has yet to be hung). I finally showered around 1:30 or 2:00, walked Lucy (our dog) & picked up loads of little "poop bombs" in the side yard that needed attention. The Cajun (which is in my heritage) flag has the following meaning:
The gold castle on the red field represents the Spanish kingdom, who allowed and even assisted the Acadians in settling their
new homeland. The silver fleur-de-lis on the blue field represents their French heritage(which I find ironic, since the French threw us out from what I've been told). The gold star on the white background respresents the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians.
I did get over to my mom's house a few towns over (she's been away for a while) & brought in the huge white plastic "bucket" or "bin" or whatever the heck it is that the mailman left yesterday. It was totally brimming over with mail, which I sorted through for her (catalogs/magazines in 1 pile; first class & bills in another). I changed a couple of lightbulbs that had burned out.
I stopped at the grocery store for some Aunt Jemima sausage biscuits that I'd been craving & 1/2 a gallon of milk. Then I headed over to Michael's (the craft store) for some of those pretty little organza bags with the ribbon ties at the top, so that I can put together a bunch of lavender "sachets" to put around the house & treat people with. I have 1/2 a pound of lavender buds that just arrived the other day ~ do you realize just how much lavender that is? ZOINKS!
I headed home, put my stuff away, walked Lucy again.....& here I am again.....getting nothing accomplished, but writing this entry. I SHOULD be reading my book for my book club meeting which is a week from tomorrow, washing the towels, catching up on TiVo'd stuff, cleaning up around the house, hanging out that Cajun flag, making the puzzle card for this months' card swap.......yada yada yada......the list goes on & on!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
B- Best Friend?
All of my friends are the best! (ditto)
C- Cake or Pie?
Cake. What else, but chocolate!
D- Day of Choice?
Sunday ~ it's my only day off.
E- Essential Item?
F- Favorite color?
G- Gummy Bears or Worms?
I'd rather say Nestle's Crunch.
Where I grew up? North end of New Rochelle. Where I've lived for the past 7 1/2 years? Tarrytown.
I- Favorite Indulgence-
Chocolate chip cookies with big honking chunks of chocolate & an ice cold glass of chocolate milk!
J- January or July?
July over January any day, baby!
Kids are good, if they're someone elses. I've got 0 kids of my own.
L- Life isn't complete without?
Laughter & Hugs (I second that)
My mom (who isn't around as much as I'd like); my grandmother (who passed away a year ago, January 14th); my father~in~law (who passed away a year & a 1/2 ago); my great grandmother (who passed away when I was 11); Phinney (who lives too far away); & others.
N- Number of Brothers and Sisters?
None. Nada. Zip. I'm an only child, but I'm close to some cousins.
O- Oranges or apples?
Apples. Then grapes.
P- Phobias or fears?
I've got a social phobia & I'm also fairly claustrophobic.
"Laughter is the best medicine."
R- Reason to smile?
Skip's smile & sunny days. I know...I'm a big goofball!
S- Season of choice?
Spring!! (that's for sure!)
T- Tag three friends or family.
How about Carly, Becky & Karen?
U- Unknown fact about me?
I have had the same recurring dreams for the past 20 years.
W- Worst habit?
Smoking (yes, I'm still doing it ~ UGH!)
X- X-ray or ultrasound?
Ultrasound, I guess.
Why is there no Y? Aunt Nub wants to know! Yes, I would like to know where "Y" went!
Z- Zodiac sign?
Scorpio ~ look out for that stinger! We can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
I finally finished my cards ~ not my greatest card nor is it the greatest of pictures (sorry it's so blurry & the colors are waaaaay off ~ background is light blue, border is dark blue & foreground is light green). The theme for January was a song title.
Friday, February 1, 2008
The weather here is misarable ~ dreary, rainy & windy. I can only say that thankfully it's not snowing. This weekend's forcast looks promising, with fairly sunny skies & temps up around 50. I'm sooooooo ready for spring ~ I don't care if it were to start tomorrow ~ bring it on, the sooner the better! LOL Must get an RV eventually & follow whatever nice weather I want to follow! I could also get to meet my blogging/journaling friends out there ~ some of you live closer to me than you realize!
I need to start getting crafty again. I've fallen behind in my rubber stamping card swap because of my hand surgery & really need to make January's card which is waaaaay late. Yikes! January's theme was to be a song title & I'm at a loss. Need a song title that would be easy enough to translate into a rubber stamped card. I'm thinking of stamping a country lane onto the card & then affixing a penny somehow at the beginning of the stamped image to represent the Beatles song "Penny Lane." Is that cheesy? Too easy/simple? Any ideas out there? I also want to start taking more pictures again. I miss doing that, too, & got a nice new digital camera with more megapixes from Skip for Christmas which I'd like to use when I've got some free time. Soooooo....my crafty radar is spinning, unlike this old deserted military radar tower out in Montauk, NY (took this picture last September when we were out there for a cousin's wedding ~ ahhhhh...sunny days in Montauk!)
PS There are 2 other new posts below, in case you didn't know! :)