Thursday, December 24, 2009
We, well not I anyway didn't really do much shopping this year. I did most of it online and really cannot remember going into any stores except Sam's Club and the grocery store since Thanksgiving.
This year we most certainly will be warm. In November, we had to replace the blower motor on the furnace and this past week the whole thing went so we had to replace the whole furnace. It cost enough for Mr. D and I to have yearly trips for 5 years or buy each other VERY nice Christmas gifts for the next 10 years. Ouch!
The family is coming over tonight for dinner and to open their gifts. Tyler is excited but because his mom's grandmother is quite ill, it will probably be a bit quieter than usual.
That family seems to really enjoy having illnesses and deaths around Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think they have only missed on in the past 5 or 6 years. Perhaps they want to make sure that they are not forgotten. Ah such pitiful beings we are.
Guess we all live by the motto : Out of sight, Out of mind! I know there is a counter saying to that but right now it has passed from my mind or a Brain F; as they say.
Well, it is early morning here, but time for me to get busy. A lot of cooking to do today and I still need to wrap presents. So for now! Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
DH has the outside pretty much decorated, but I haven't done much of anything indoors yet. I figure next week is soon enough and can do it between baking cookies and cleaning :p.
Went to get my Reclast injection yesterday and so today, I spending it recouping through the side effects including numbing fingers and the IBS kicking up last night and this morning. No flu symptoms this time thank goodness.
Ok, off to let the dogs out and get some breakfast.
Let not your heart be troubled, things can get worse but probably wouldn't
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
DH has been working on my stamping room last week and this week and we are hoping to have it finished by this weekend. Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise that just may happen.
Oh, I'm not going on here. I just wanted to post a few lines to keep my blog going.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Whee, this has been one heck of a ride through October. We finally got a couple of days of warm weather. Yesterday, Mr D and I sanded and poly - ed pine boards for shelves he will be installing on the sun porch to convert it into a stamp/craft room for me. He is tired of falling over my tons of stamps, paper and accessories in every room in the house.
Therefore, some nice shelves should do the trick. The light is much better in there also and I can see outdoors during the upcoming winter.
On Thursday, my youngest son and I are making a short trip down state to meet some of his 2nd cousins from Chicago. They are driving in and we are planning on having lunch with them. We will leave here early am for the 120 mile trip and it will also give us a couple of hours to catch up. Mr D, D-I-L and D-Grandson will not be going so it will be just the two of us. We had such a lovely though sad trip together in January of 08 to Florida hoping this will be under better conditions. We will take my car and Mr D, the DARLIN' is vacuuming and cleaning the windows for me.
Gotta run. If you get a chance visit my Stampin'UP!� website at http://maxine.creates.stampinup.net
Hope y'all have a great day and week if I don't get back here sooner.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Started a new School House Quilt aha Red and White. So very striking. Also made a table topper and crochet a doily that needs to be blocked and ironed before I can photograph it.
Our Stamping Club has met twice and the next meeting is September 24Th. I'm in the process of getting our projects edited and ready for posting this coming week.
The National Political scene has been interesting this summer. Even with all the financial turmoil, it is a welcome site to see that the American Silent Majority is finally stepping up to the plate and taking a few swings at not only our elective representatives in Washington but also the "Fringe Media" that has been so wonderful to the Democratic Party this year and called Independents and Republics every thing from 'redneck racists' to Nazis and AstroTurfs (?) whatever that is. Got me lost there.
On the economic scene our local General Electric plant are layoff over 1400 employees. We are very glad that DH retired when he was 60 and got out before the S(tuff) hit the fan here. Not that living on a fixed income is easy by any stretch of the imagination, it beats unemployment and welfare.
Health wise, we are doing very well considering our age. Both of us are feel good.
The dogs are so very happy and truly enjoy their great big playground since the 6 foot chain link fence has been installed. They would like it even better if we would let them out to run in the wet grass after all the rain we had this summer, but we have enough work to do without bathing them every day.
OK, I'm outta here for now.
Let not your heart be troubled. Take care, be safe and healthy until next time.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
O M G is it any wonder why the "Government" has to get involved with all this stuff when there are suckers like me ... "hitting myself on my head" Why of course you, the consumer, must ask if you will get your local television channels. WHAT is wrong with me?? Then the cable company tells me when I cancel their service that I have a modem from back in 2006 when I changed my internet service over to DSL...
Are you kidding or what? I paid over $100.00 at Best Buy to get hooked up with a cable company that went "DEFUNK" back in 2001 and now, Time Warner is telling me that I have a modem that I leased it from Adelphia and must give it to them, or they will charge me $50.00.
Now, wait one darn minute. I did not ask for Time Warner, and when I switched over to DSL in 2006, they should have requested it. Another question, did Time Warner purchase Adelphia, or were they just assigned Adelphia's customers?
I will be happy to give them the stupid out-dated modem, but I will give it to them WHEN I find it and if they charge me $50.00 for it, if I don't find it within a certain timeframe, then they will get that money over my dead BODY!!! It is as plain and simple as that.
Then I get in here to my blog, and my feedit tells me that I am from "Union City" What? That is over 30 miles away from my current location almost in another county.... What is going on?
I am soooo confused! Gotta go now!
We are doing a day trip to pick up my new "Saddle stool". Dear S-I-L is going with us but we cannot leave until DH does HIS errands first which are always move important than anything anyone elses wants. Am I raging today? I certainly looks like it.
Weatherwise, we are finally getting some summer temperatures, although it rains almost every other day. I'm waiting for at least some of that so called "Global Warming".
Hey, y'all have a fabulous day! I'm going to try... And I'm going to try not to spend too much money at the Quilt shop! :p
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tons of other things going on including excited about finally getting some summer weather.
We also are signing up for "The Angelfood Ministries" locally. Also have gotten DH stepmother and stepsisters to sign up. Not only is it a worthy cause, but when everyone is on fixed income I can see how hard it is to make ends meet. Mom Millie, really will like it as the box she ordered are meals that are all ready prepared and as she needs a walker to get around, having her lunch already prepared will be wonderful.
I like the fact that there really isn't too much food as we tend to buy too much and then so much goes to waste or spoils before we get to it. We sign up today and told DGD that she and her college roommate should also as it will be less expensive for them and the two of them could eat better for less and help out the ministry also.
Today is sign up day, and after I take DIL and GS to swimming, DH and I will go down and get signed up for this month.
Today is also 'Home Blessing' day. That is a general house cleaning, hopefully I can get that done before I go for the swimming class. And maybe I can make a couple of new cards today. I have been busy appliqueing a table top so I haven't did any new cards. It is fast approaching the end of August, duh and time to start thinking about the Fall and then Winter coming upon us..my the year flies by fast.
Someone once told me that I should keep a journal, and not ever publish it because it would be boring, ah ha... he hit the nail on the head with that one yeah!! Gerry!
Gotta go now... enjoy Willie and have a Great Weekend End!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
All this damp cool weather has really taken a hold on me and if I ever have been depressed this most certainly is the year. Little sunshine, and lots of rain. As I look out now, it has become quite overcast and although it is almost 7:45 there should still be a bit of sunshine around. OH NO!
Everyone has been in a dither about all the bad economic news, cash for clunkers, health care overhaul and etc. It isn't very nice for many folks around this area or for that matter of fact around the country. Too bad we entrust our livelihood to politicians who main concern is condemnation of their country and employers (U.S. Citizens) rather than thankfully making sure that they follow the laws of the land. Then of course there is many of them getting very, very rich on the "Fear" that our beautiful planet cannot take care of itself and we are destroying it with a made up story of "Global Warming". Even if some do not believe a a superior being, they most certainly should not be so arrogant to think that this beautiful planet could not take care of itself. They just need to look at the hurricanes, and earthquakes to see that it most certainly can.
Tonight's dinner hasn't even been started so I really have got to go and get something going. I bought some wonderful wraps, so I think I should go and wrap up some turkey slices with perhaps a bit of honey mustard sauce or maybe even some blue cheese dressing... yummy!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sometimes I wonder just why this machine is important to me anyway.
Weather wise, it is still cool and they are forecasting rain again. My garden is a total disaster. Nothing is doing anything except for the potatoes and there are a couple of wee tomatoes on the stunted growth vines. I'm just having a "bad hair" day to say the least.
We made it out to the Cherry Festival last night. Had a great hamburger, fresh curly fries, Coke and a fabulous piece of Cherry pie. Yummy. Mr D took a couple of pics so will try to get them uploaded shortly.
My brother and s-i-l were here for 10 days and we had a lot of fun. Seemed like all we did was eat. Made it out to the Casino for lunch one day. D S-I-L won a couple of hundred $ but the rest of us came home even or at a loss. But I beginning to accept this "Black" cloud over my head is for real. yuk, yuk yuk!
Ok, back to listen to Willie. Have a great day and let not your heart be troubled.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
On another note, I read in one of the area magazine, a story about the sunsets on Lake Erie, has been falsely reported to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The author of the article reported that "National Geographic" said they had no such information. The problem with the whole thing is that "National Geographic" never had the article in the first place but rather it was Rand McNally who reported that back in the 80's in their atlas. It is too bad that some authors don't bother to get all the details before writing articles.
Ok, I'm off my soapbox again.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
My brother and s-i-l are camping about an hour away and we are driving over tomorrow (Sunday) for brunch, a day of playing (cards) and dinner. I'll have to call him today to make sure we can brings the dogs especially if it is going to be a whole day affair. They would not be happy staying home all day by themselves and I really do not want to impose on anyone to come over and dog sit with them.
DH needs to give them a bath today and I need to go to a Jewelery Raffle Luncheon this afternoon. I've had the tickets since the end of April and will be meeting up with dh step mom and sisters. We always have such a fun time.
Don't forget to check out http://maxine_creates.stampingup.net/ on Wednesday, July 1st to see all the new In Colors and the latest catalog. I'm so excited to share them with you!
Here are some of the latest cards I made last week:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Everyone is busy here with weddings, graduations and yard work. Our garden is coming a long fairly good considering the cool damp weather we have been having. The corn is up and will be knee high by the 4th (depending upon whose knees) lol. Therefore, Rocket has been elected to put it to the test.
I made a couple of new cards and will try to post them tomorrow after I get them resized.
Just to let everyone know, I have a clean bill of health, well stable from 3 doctors this month. I am looking forward to being healthy for a long time to come. I worked hard since December to be a non-smoker without much success, so I enrolled in a "Freedom from Smoking" session put on by the American Lung Association and next Monday will be week 4 and our "QUIT" week. I think I am really ready to be a non-smoker and I think I can do it. Perhaps I should say "know" I can do it, if I practice what I preach! (Thoughts are things!)
Ok, I have blabbered on here for a bit. I just want to wish y'all a very pleasant day and "Let not your heart be trouble!" until the next time.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We are getting some rain and you can almost hear the garden growing. The peas, beans, corn are up and we are looking forward to fresh radishes very soon.
I got pretty good clean bill of health this past couple of weeks when I had to visit my doctors and have a bundle of test done.
I have a whole bunch of pictures to load up from the graduation and party, but will not get them done until the weekend.
Now, I'm getting some lunch and wish y'all a very pleasant day.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Last night I talked to her mom and we were talking about what a lovely young lady Kori is. Her mom, Tracey, and I discussed child-proof homes and teaching children the word "NO!" We both believe that teaching children the meaning of the word "No" teaches them responsibility and protects them away from home. Too many young kids are heartbroken or definet because they do not know the true meaning of "no" once they come across the word out in the world. 'No' used with love and care does not cause low self esteem. In my opinion, "no" can create confidence and will sooner or later let the child know that the parents truly love them.
Ok, I'm off my soapbox now!
The new Stampin'Up!© In Colors, 09-10 Catalog and preview items are due to arrive today. The new IBC will be available July 1, 2009 for ordering. The Last Chance list is posted on the website and you can get there by going to http://maxine_creates.stampinup.net and clicking shop now. Also, remember that the old In Colors will be discontinued on June 30th so if you liked any of those colors now is the time to get them before they are gone forever.
Well for now, let not your heart be troubled, until next time. HAGD!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
She was about 3 and she said, "Grandma, you need a new car!" Now she has her own car and I'm tell her the same thing... :) Driving 20 miles through our winter weather requires a safe and effective vehicle. Guess that is my main worry. I am thankful she will only be driving it on weekends and when the weather is bad doesn't need to come home at all.
It is early here and I'm seriously thinking about going back to bed for a bit, but oh I really don't like to do that, because I can think of a thousand things I could be doing or that need to be done. I just need to motivate myself when I first get up.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Kori is graduating next week and this week is her awards ceremony for her cosmopology class, next week is graduation and a graduation party at her mom's. All this and my Stampin'Up! business is taking off, because I signed up my first demonstrator this week.
DH and I took a road trip this morning and got home around 2:30. We stopped and had lunch at a little resturant. It was very good and they even had homemade pies... My favorite dessert. I took maybe 3 pictures all on his camera, so nothing much else except that it cleared up and turned out to be quite a beautiful cool day.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I've not did anything since Sunday with stamping except go to Ebay today and finding a couple of bargains and a couple of rip offs... oh well never mind. We are getting ready for a Pampered Chef party here on Friday and I still have much to do like get to the Paper store and get napkins and forks and spoons... Sure wish Kmart had what I wanted. I'm sure complaining tonight. So guess it is time for bed. Pleasant dreams everyone!
Until the next time, "Let not your hearts be troubled!"
Friday, May 22, 2009
Hope everyone is ready for a wonderful long weekend. We are not planning anything until next
Friday when I'm hosting a Pampered Chef party.
I'll have new photos loaded up tomorrow of some new cards I'm making.
Until then, "Let not your heart be troubled!"
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
DH is busy in the yard. Ready to rototill the garden and tomorrow a load of lumber for the deck addition is scheduled to arrive. I'm definitely taking a before and after pic of that. It will be so much different with the 40' Holly tree removed.
Until then, "Let not your heart be troubled."
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Dinner is in the oven, pot roast. The aroma is fabulous!
We are expecting company this afternoon, so I will not get any playtime today either. Oh for the shame of it.
So, tonight, I may get the next digi- scrap finished. I also have to pages to do for DSP challenges that I'm signed up for. I did finish my ATC challenge for split coast swap and will get them in the mail tomorrow.
Until later, "Let not your heart be troubled!"
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I'm up early today to take my friend to the dentist this morning so thought I get in here for a few words.
Got together with some friends I haven't seen in quite awhile last night. It is always nice to be able to see old friends and there is always so much catching up to do when you do not keep in touch on a regular basis. I saw an boss from way back and even at the age of 73 and several battles with cancer she looks as great as always and as cheerful as ever. All bosses should be that way. :)
Wishing y'all a great day.
Hope to get a couple more cards posted this afternoon and even another scrapbook page and a link to some digital kits I made last winter. So my day is full.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
I made 3 greeting cards and took pictures to get them uploaded to my Multiply site. You can see them at: http://msmoommist.multiply.com/
Hope you enjoy seeing them and thank you for looking.
We had a big event on Saturday which turned out very nice despite the rain and cold weather. DH and I each made 6 cards and ate lots of taco dip and veggies.
Our new eating plan has been a success. DH lost 14 pounds and I lost 6. I'm happy to stay right here. He still has about 14 more to go and should be able to reach that goal by the end of the month. We both feel good and are doing very well without the soda and sugar. The oatmeal for breakfast isn't boring yet. We did, however, have buttermilk pancakes yesterday in honor of Mother's Day.
Both my sons called and it was nice to hear from them.
Got to run now.
Have a great day and "Let not your heart be troubled."
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Hope that doesn't happen.
Have a happy Full Moon Day!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Where did all those goodies go?
Friday, May 1, 2009
We went to Sam's Club today and for what it is worth -- the prices have doubled since we were there in February. Well perhaps that is an exaggeration... but they certainly went up. The detergent, dishwasher soap and most household items jump quite a bit. We are beginning to feel the crunch. Actually, it started last month.
DH step-mom and step-sister got moved yesterday. Just minor things to do now. He is much releived.
Until later, Let not your heart be troubled.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
DH rototilled the garden this morning and set up my weather station.
Suggested that the garden get turned before it rained and he got two runs through it before it started. That will give the compost a nice start.
We attended a seminar on Organic Gardening last week and found out some good stuff about composting. I was very pleased to see that our first year turned out quite successful and there was no stink at all and it looked really healthy. Well as healthy as a compost can look.
The weather station KPAErie5 will be up and running on wunderground.com by tomorrow, and as soon as the outdoor webcam arrives it will be interesting to see what the yard looks like from a different position then ground level. We struggled with some of the controls such as the wind speed, but finally got all of the items working very nicely.
Made one card today and will get it posted tomorrow.
Now, I'm going to let the dogs out to bark at the big bunny in backyard. They went crazy the other day when a lovely doe went walking past their fence, but scared her away in short order. It is too wet and muddy now after a half inch of rain for them to go running since they just had a bath yesterday.
Ok, I'm finished now and going to go watch The Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
Until tomorrow, "Let not your heart be troubled!"
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wow we have had some fabulous temperatures. In the 80's yesterday, today and even tomorrow. I just love it. The first time since October that I've been able to wear some without long sleeves. :)
Really, have been doing a bit of cleaning this morning and shredded some old papers from last century. It really feels good to de-clutter some of this old stuff. If I could only get to my desk I'd be one happy Camper.
We took the dogs out to the Peninsula again this afternoon. They really need to be desensitize because they have been cooped up all winter. Kerri just loves to get her feet wet, but she backs up as the waves come at her. She is so cute. Rocket just like smell around to see if he can find any rabbits or chipmunks.
Here is another card I made. Hope you like it.
Love the colors of this. The red is Riding Hood Red and the green is Kiwi Kiss. Both of these colors are the 2008-2009 In Colors and will be gone after June 30th. If you love them as much as I do, be quick and go to my website at :
and order them. The In Colors have the classic ink, the paper, 8-1/2" x 11, and 12 x 12 including Textured, ink refills and ribbon.
Ok, I've gotta run now. I have pictures to download from my camera and get things picked up before bed time.
Until tomorrow, "Let not your heart be troubled!"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I have a stamping event this afternoon and so I am about ready to get my supplies all together so that I can arrive on time for a change. These meeting are always fun and it is nice to meet up with "like-minded friends".
One of my creative goals for 2009 was to complete 12 crocheted doilies, one for each month and now I am up to 7 for the year so far. I'm in the process of taking pictures and hope to produce a slideshow to post shortly.
This isn't getting anything done, so better get a move on here.
Until next time, "Let not your heart be troubled".
Friday, April 24, 2009
The stamp set is Merci which was a limited edition. I just recently found it on Ebay at a very inexpensive price. I'm thinking that it will go for more that a mere $4.95.
- Stamp Set: Stampin'Up ® Merci and Sincere Salutations
- Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic
- Paper: Chocolate Chip Card stock, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla
- Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park
- Technical: Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens; Coloring edge of Kiwi Kiss with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
- Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch and Corner Rounder punch
- Elements: Certainly Celery Ribbon from the 2009 SAB Ribbon Bundle
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Day 6... Made 7 swap cards this morning. Actually, it took me most of the day because I was having trouble with the ribbon, so by the time I got finished it was 5 pm minus the time that the dogs and I took a nap.
Really haven't been sleeping very well. It is not that I'm not sleeping, just cannot seem to get to bed at an earlier hour. Maybe tonight if I get everything done on my filing and computer that I need to do and stop messing around with Paint Shop Pro! tee hee!
I have most of the cards loaded up to my website, so I will be able to get them posted on here very shortly.
Until tomorrow, "Let not your heart be troubled!"
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I always remember an old saying we used in real estate sales.
"Ask for the business. The worse they can say is no and in 30 years :) who cares."
Yes, I asked and I received. Wouldn't it be nice if everything was that easy?
Had my 3rd Stampin'Up workshop tonight. It is always so much fun to actually share something new with my friends. We laughed and stamped and created.
I also got to see those beautiful twin boys, oh my they are lovely. Jamison and Daiman, don't know if I spelled Daiman's name correct. Sorry, I'll correct the spelling later.
Have been having trouble with my internet connection tonight. I think it is all the wind we have been having and the phone company was working on the lines outside the house over the past week and know that the phone lines have had a lot of static on them.
It is late and I wanted to get the new background loaded up, but really don't think I can get it done.
I also need to get a couple of more links posted. So I should get busy.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I did take pictures of all my cards and I'll start to get them uploaded this evening.
Until then, it is time to start dinner.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I cannot seem to find any difference except for the format which seems to me to be more user friendly perhaps. Once I get down the basics them perhaps, I'll be happier to share more of me.
The Stampin'Up ® Event went well this afternoon. I made 3 cards and DH made 1. I also showed the gals the inventory album of my stamps. Hope I gave them some motivation and so ideas to get organized. Maybe, this is the year I finally do --Curiosity - Ah! But did it really kill the cat?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Check back tomorrow evening for new posts. I'm hoping to get pictures taken of all the special cards and project that I do at the Stampin' Event tomorrow. Also, I made two new ones today and will add them soon.