I wish I cpuld say I planned it this way, but I am SICK, SICK, SICK! It would totally figure that I would take a couple of vacation days only to spend them sleeping in between doses of nyquil, chicken and stars soup and hot tea. My throat feels like it has been sanded with coarse grit sandpaper and I swing between fever and chills... Hoping you are all better than me! Take care and I will see you when I am feeling better...
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Even though it is very familiar, read this story slowly and just imagine...
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Saturday, December 06, 2008
Babs sent me this a few days ago. Thought it would be fun to share with all of you, since I haven't been my usual ranting self since my change of jobs at Wally-work! This is the getting to know your friends Christmas Edition 2008....
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? Both, depends on the item!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial – I’m married to the original Grinch...LOL!
3. When do you put up the tree? When the kids are here to help do it, one year it didn't go up until December 26th. We do our Christmas when the kids are here. After our first Christmas together, we decided it was too much for the kids to do both homes on Christmas day, so we pick a day, usually the morning after the first day they get here on Christmas vacation to have Christmas morning with them. Less stress and a fun and relaxing day for us. Many of the ornaments for the tree belong to the kids, they pick a new one each year, so I like for them to be here when we put the tree up to put on their ornaments.
4. When do you take the tree down? After Russian Christmas
5. Do you like eggnog? Not really, but Grinch drinks enough of it for both of us! I am more of a cocoa kind of gal!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? As a child I got a Cabbage Patch Kid the year that they were super hard to get and I really wanted one!
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Mom and Dad
8. Easiest person to buy for? DH
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, and it goes in a stable that my Dad made out of split twigs for me several years ago. I also have a Christmas village that DH painted for me when way back when we first were dating.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, if I ever get them finished!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Clothing that didn't fit (the person who bought it for me wears the same size, so she had to know they wouldn't fit.)
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Not really movies, but I love Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon specials)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year long, I keep a tote of stuff that I buy throughout the year, but we LOVE to shop on Black Friday!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mom's Pineapple Filled Cookies
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, only white ones, no blinking or chasing it makes me ill!
17. Favorite Christmas song? Angels We Have Heard on High, Silent Night. On a side note I would like to shoot the person who wrote that awful Shoes for Mama song... I would rather listen to Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer NON-STOP from Thanksgiving to New Years than hear that darn shoes song once!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Stay at home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Curly, Larry, Moe, Schleppy, Gus, Hardrock, Coco, & Joe, right?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents in the morning? DH likes to open them Christmas eve. We do Christmas at our house when the kids are here, so that could be any day between Christmas and New Years. (see question # 3 for the LONG answer...LOL!)
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I work at Wal-mart, need I say more???
23. What theme or color are you using? None in particular, just an eclectic collection of stuff from through out the years.
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing really, but some peace and quiet and family here, but those two don't usually go hand in hand! LOL!
Now my question for you all… What is your favorite Christmas Tradition? (or you could answer all of the above questions!) I will tell you my favorite tradition tomorrow!
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Thursday, December 04, 2008
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Monday, November 24, 2008
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
That really great curvy-pointed die cut shape on the front is also a SU! item. It is for the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine. SU! has a whole bunch of great dies for cardmaking now in their product line. This particular one "Top Note" has been wildly popular and is on backorder at the moment!
How are your Christmas cards coming along? Haven't even started mine yet (hanging my head in shame.) Don't even have an idea for the design yet!
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Sunday, November 16, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
You may recall a little while ago I hosted an Autumn theme card swap. The cards are all in and I am sending them out today, so I thought that I would share those cards over the next few days. These beautiful cards were made by Jody, my dear chicksa from Washington, PA. She does the neatest things with chalk and templates! The card below just doesn't shine in this scan. The Give Thanks is done in sparkly bronze glitter!
I am hoping that I packed "Murphy's" bags and sent him on his way. We had to fix the tail lights on the car this week and the first time we fired the coal furnace this season the darn motor burned up. That has been repaired and we have a REALLY good batch of coal that burns super hot, so here's to a toasty house this winter!
Tomorrow's cards by Sharon!
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
I guess we should appreciate their special relationship while it lasts. It won't be long until they are getting on each other's nerves and picking on each other. I will keep these pictures around to remind Ty of what it used to be like!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I can't believe I have not posted for over two weeks! Those six day work stretches are killing me! Then I don't get my sleep flipped around when I am off work! The first two nights of this last six day stretch I worked alone. One of the ladies I work with was very sick and could not come to work. I am glad to have the first shift all alone under my belt and out of the way. I didn't do too bad and the next night was better.
We are working on crop stuff pretty regular now. Ordering our food and working the seating charts. Get your registrations in, I can't wait to see you all again!
I will post up the pictures of our last Stamper Seven meeting soon. Barb has the best projects for us! I always come home with the neatest cards and fun things!
Until then, take care!
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Monday, September 29, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
She had a little set back this week. They put the IV back in since she wasn't digesting her feeding and she has some fluid in her lungs. They say it is minor, but still keep her in your prayers. She is so very little and lungs are the last to develop, so we just want her to bounce back from this quickly.
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Monday, September 22, 2008
We restocked the sale table twice, sales were brisk! I was thrilled that my booth did so well, since this was the first year I tried it. We sold over 100 cards and donated over $150 to the Camp!
I was trying to make cards to refill the sale table in between doing make & takes and selling!
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Monday, September 15, 2008
I did buy a cute new purse. I love the Dollar General quilted purses, they are cheap, only $8, so if I use them for one season and pitch them I don't feel bad at all. They do wash up pretty nicely though! I got a real nice fall colored one.
I have become addicted to Mocha Joe from Burger King, so I have been working like a mad scientist and cook trying to get the formula down so I can make it at home and I think I have got it nearly figured out!
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
An update on baby Kya.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Just a quickie post to show off Kya! She is under the light for jaundice so that is why so much blue. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to see her in person. That hand in the picture is my Mom's. After waiting for 14 years for a baby girl she just can't keep her hands off of her! LOL!
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Just posting up the arrival of my FIRST NIECE! Kya Noel was born yesterday afternoon. She got here a bit early, at just 29 weeks. She came into the world wailing and kicking according to her Nana. She weighed 2 pounds, 14 ounces and is 15 1/8 inches long and has a pretty good head of hair. Her Mom (my sister, Jes) is doing well. I imagine that Tyler is anxious to meet his baby sister as well! Baby Kya is doing well too. They did not have to put a tube in to help her breathe, which was a good sign that her lungs are doing good. Hopefully I will have some pictures to post up tomorrow. Say a prayer that she gets bigger and stronger each day!
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Sunday, September 07, 2008
HI! Just a quick post... Only two spots left in the Autumn theme card swap, sign up in the post below! Sharon gave me her cards yesterday, so she wins the first to send in prize, but there is still a prize for my favorite card!
I am working a several day stretch here, so I may not post for a day or two. I do have great pics of our Stamper's Seven projects to post for you though! (so check back!)
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I had so much fun with the Christmas Cards in July Swap that I thought I would do it again! This time our theme will be Autumn cards, whatever you like Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving
5 spots available (actually 4 since I plan to participate)
Each person makes 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs.
Please use materials that you would like to receive.
Please put a sentiment inside the card.
Include an envelope for your cards (decorated would be nice!)
Give the back of your card your mark.
No Vendor Requirement, anything goes! I know I will be dazzled and amazed with your talents as always!
Sign up for a spot by September 8.
Cards due to me by September 27, I will mail back to you promptly after receiving all cards.
Please send your cards in a zipper bag to be sure it all stays dry.
Include an addressed return envelope with the same amount of postage it took to mail your cards, plus a few extra stamps (loose so they can be returned to you if they are not needed.)
PRIZES!!!! A little something *special* will be included for the first cards received! I will also choose MY FAVORITE CARD from the swap and send a special prize for it!
Let a comment to sign up for your spot!
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
I enjoyed another Maple Milkshake, but was most bummed that the Tilt-A-Whirl was not at the carnival this year. Chunk rode a bunch of rides that he could go on alone, but there were a few that he wasn't tall enough to go on by himself. I told him he wasn't big enough, so Travis would have to go with him. Chunk informed me that Travee would go with him, since I was too OLD!
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Monday, August 18, 2008
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
I will miss
- People watching, boy the sites that you can see on any given day! It is truly entertaining!
- My co-workers, each with their own unique quirks, but we managed most days to not kill each other!
- My friends from the other areas that were my lunch companions in the lounge.
- Being the self appointed "fashion police." There were days that the violations were too many to count.
- The occasional eye candy that we gals got to see.
- Checking out the "it's really a guy, but it looks like a girl"... we always try to figure out where they are putting IT.
I will not miss
- The general nut balls, thieves and liars of which there were PLENTY.
- The beginning of the month welfare, Social Security and Food Stamp rush. Not gonna miss it one teeny tiny little bit.
- Mr & Mrs Stinky & family. Soap is cheap and water is nearly free. Take a bath once a week or so, especially before you come to see me. We raise pigs here on the farm that smell better than you!
- Mr & Mrs I Lose My Kids Every Freaking Time... really.... and then you yell at the kids when they come to me to page you on the loudspeaker. Thanks too, for taking your sweet old time getting to the desk to retrieve them. You are so wonderful yelling at your kid who is in tears since they have been sitting here for 1o minutes waiting for you to get them. How about keeping a better eye on them in the first place! I vote for handcuffing kids to parents!
- The people who complain about EVERYTHING. I don't see someone standing next to you with a gun to your head forcing you to shop here, you have a choice, shop elsewhere if you hate this place so much.
- People who return food. It is one thing to return food that is spoiled before it should be. However, if you have had it past it's expiration and had time to use it, but did not, TDB!! If you overbought, oh well, do better next time. Any food that leaves the store must be destroyed, what a waste! Donate it to the food pantry.
- People who think that I want to know about their "female problems down stairs" and how their husband is upset because he's not getting any lovin'. Don't want to know, don't want think about it, too late, I got a mental picture and now I have to go wash my brain and eyes out with soap!!!! But thanks for letting me know you have conjunctivitis so I can throw my pen away and Lysol the counter top and debit reader!
- The customer who thinks that a motorized shopping cart is the same size as a wheelchair and should fit into the restroom. It is NOT a wheelchair and it is too big to fit into the restroom. Even though you got it in there and now are STUCK. That is your OWN fault and why do you think it is MY PROBLEM to get you out?
- Don't get me started on the VALID PHOTO ID people... I think I have beat that dead horse enough!
- Last of all, I am not going to miss the CELL PHONE CHATTER! HANG UP THE DARN PHONE!
Take a deep cleansing breath with me... Let it out... Relax, it was all a bad dream...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Monday, August 11, 2008
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Thursday, August 07, 2008
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008
This is the cake that my Mom and I made over the weekend for our neighbors, Greg and Beth. They are building a mud truck to run and wanted a unique cake... I think we accomplished that! The guy from the beer distributor stopped in to hook up the taps while we were setting it up and he was quite impressed with it. The groom's mom, not so much...LOL! The bride and groom were thrilled with it and that was all I really cared about!
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008
From the oldest to the newest... This little fella (the baby there in the blanket, not my DH) attended his first reunion at the tender age of 10 days. He is my cousin Jeff and Desiree's newborn. There is nothing sweeter than the site of my big tough hubby making baby talk to a sleeping infant.
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Friday, August 01, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Product review... Fiskars Glue Dots... just as good as Zots... actually I think they may be a bit stickier. (Is that a word? I guess it is, since it passed the spell check!) I used the smallest size thin to adhere some metallic ribbon bows to the front of the cards for the Christmas Cards in July swap and it worked wonderfully. I also like that the roll they come on is not as wide as the Zots one, the Fiskars ones are all in a single file row.
Another adhesive that I have been using is also available at Wallywork. It is quite similar to the Tombow Monoadhesive (TM), as a matter of fact at first glance I did mistake it for Tombow. It is definitely gummier than TM. I have found that when using it in order to not get that stretchy tail of gummy adhesive you need to stop rolling it, stand it on end and give it a little flick of the wrist and then lift away. That cuts it off and eliminates the adhesive tail most of the time. I did have an issue with the used portion not rolling onto the take-up reel, however that is easily fixed by simply opening the dispenser and manually winding it. I did that once and did not have any more problems with it.
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Monday, July 28, 2008
Dee is a match maker, pairing up the tops and bottoms.
Here is the production line, filling and bagging the finished gobs.
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