Monday, December 22, 2008

A quick Hello.

Hello bloggie friends.  I am here, I just don;t have time to drop a story...but I will share some tidbits of my last few weeks.

My niece is doing well, she is currently 2lbs 11 ounces....coming along great.

All my shopping is done for Christmas, and all is wrapped, and cookies are prepared....not baked, but ready to heat and eat which is as good as done if you ask me!

Work is busy for me.  I am working a lot of late and it keeps me hopping.  I just wish it was a bit busier at the store, but we are plugging along and keeping our spirits up.  People love to shop in fun places and we make it so.

I must say one last thing...something I thought I would never say....Wal-mart really impressed me this weekend.  I ordered a Wii for X-mas (after discovering that it was NOT even possible to get one in stores unless I was willing to hang out in the cold in line with people in the hopes of being one of the lucky ones to be there when they arrived on a given day at certain stores)...anyway....I happened to be looking for the elusive "gift for myself" one day...just on the off chance they would be in stock.....and there they were!  So, order I did (with reluctance) last Thursday evening with the promise of a Christmas delivery.  Not caring if it arrived on Christmas, I ordered anyway.  It arrived in the AM on Saturday.  Holy Moley....I  think it arrived in less than 30 hours from the time I ordered it.....awesome!  Props to the WallyWorld.

Ok, so hopefully I can keep up here, but no promises, I have a ton of family coming in to visit in the next few days and I am gonna be a busy bee.  

Hope all your Christmas wishes come true and your stockings are full of margaritas...whatever works for you....hehehe

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This project is from October.  We were asked to work with a CD from the PAZZLES library.  So we just needed to create a card and envelope.  Easy Peazy
Front of the envie
Inside of the card
Front panel of the card.  Scenic Route papers and Heidi Swapp stamp.
I added the suspended flower to the file from the CD.  I love doing these and with the PAZZLES it is super easy.

I loaded these in order, but apparently they rearranged themselves....whatever. 
So, my December project is finished and I will be emailing it the new system.  So, you might see my November project by early January...if I remember to load it anyway.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I am NOT a huge fan of Monster Trucks, but FREE tickets to the show.... minus the dollars spent on food, gas and was a good time.  This is "Escalade" during the "race" portion of the show.
Peter and I enjoying a little of the show.  A little margarita goes a long way.
"Grave Digger"...during the "FREESTYLE" part of the show....just before crashing to the ground and breaking a wheel off and running into "Escalade".
Grace Digger was parked just in front of our seats (and down 20 rows).  During the Pre-Show parade the driver crashed the truck onto its side and into "Batman".  Grave Digger's pit team spent the entire race getting the truck ready for the Freestyle show.

Those are my big exciting days.  

Monday, December 1, 2008

Painting and Remodeling

What started as a simple paint job ended with a wall being pulled out of the old bathroom.  How did that happen?

On Thanksgiving morning I got out my paint can to finish a job I started almost 7 years ago.  I painted to as far as a person can see in our house without heading up the stairs... literally half way up the staircase......(side story: since we had to replace our microwave and remove the old one, I painted the small area I couldn't reach when it was installed) with that being finished and the can in hand, I finished the remaining walls going up the stairs and to the bedrooms. I had wanted to paint our old bathroom for years, but, with our plan to actually remodel it, I had waited.  But, I am sick of the paint in there and decided a $20 paint job for a few months (more likely YEARS) would be OK.  When I headed to Menards for my paint (which was on sale for only $8 with rebate by the way...yay) I mentioned it would be nice to tear out the old shower so we can see what we will actually need to do to finish it...for good!  The last time we ordered stuff before ripping things out we ended up ripping out more than we thought and our cabinets were too short.  NOT THIS TIME!  So, I have a half tore up bathroom, but I am OK with that.  At least it looks like we are trying to do something in

OK, so other than that, life has been busy.  I worked most of the Thanksgiving weekend.  It was fun, but tiring.  We had a early Black Friday morning sale and it was a little crazy.  The day went pretty fast though.

So, off I go to see what Menards has for right.