Monthly Archives: September 2007

CRISIS MODE …RECIPE BOX RE VAMP

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CRISIS indeed.. I painted the darn box and it WAS nice
then I tried to paint the name on it and the stupid paint pen
RAN as the ink came out! Baring teeth  I got that wiped up and sprayed
over the mess and tried something else. THAT did not work
either!! Confused  So NOW I am deciding just how to try to
get letters either stenciled on or use some kind of
stick on letters and then mod-podge over them or use a
clear acrylic spray.. (more $$$) by the time it is over..
this box will be costly.. I guess it would have been helpful if
I had some inkling of what the heck I was doing.. I am used
to ceramics and could have decoupaged it. I wish I had went that way
now. With the paint on there I don’t think it is possible to do that.
Maybe..maybe not.. It is a work in re-vamp and something I am
still pondering..Thinking
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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER…
 
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so here is a shout out to her…. HAPPY 50!!
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HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY……
 

SATURDAY NOTES..

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Yesterday was a blur of shopping and trying to find that
elusive recipe box. I gave up when I saw what was out there in the
stores. So, I took advice from many and decided to MAKE one.
Hmmmm the boxes available were not really what I was looking for.
I saw in MICHAELS a nice box but it was just not right.
So I kept looking and found one in the HOBBY LOBBY.
Now by the time you decide what you want on it and get
all the stuff to make it with..Surprised It turns out to be a real
project and costs just as much as the ones that are already
available. At least it will be .from me. by me…a keepsake.
I came home put a first coat on that thing and it looks
like what I was orginally looking for. It is still in
stages of being finished. I will put up a picture when I get it
done.  I hope it will be kept for years to come..
 
Last night I fell asleep early.. but this morning I sat
and watched, on tape, one of my favs come back to weekly tv.
TOM SELLECK…WOW..Tongue out that was GREAT!  The way in which
he was added to LAS VEGAS on NBC was fun and
really changed the show. I really liked seeing him on this show
and look forward to seeing him each week. Hope it lasts for
a long time.
 
LAUGH of the day…
A lady in the department store we were in was showing us new
jewelry that had come in. The latest styles and some were like
the 70’s. When it came to ear-rings there were loops and
dangles and she said.. "I just love mine..don’t you?" and my
mother said.."Well.. Why would I buy those ugly things when
I can wear my DIAMONDS?" The gal was stopped cold in her
tracks..then we all started to laugh. Mom was right Diamonds
are better.. and they are a girl’s best friend!
 
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!! 
 
 

SATURDAY NOTES…

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Yesterday was a blur of shopping and trying to find that
elusive recipe box. I gave up when I saw what was out there in the
stores. So, I took advice from many and decided to MAKE one.
Hmmmm the boxes available were not really what I was looking for.
I saw in MICHAELS a nice box but it was just not right.
So I kept looking and found one in the HOBBY LOBBY.
Now by the time you decide what you want on it and get
all the stuff to make it with..Surprised It turns out to be a real
project and costs just as much as the ones that are already
available. At least it will be .from me. by me…a keepsake.
I came home put a first coat on that thing and it looks
like what I was orginally looking for. It is still in
stages of being finished. I will put up a picture when I get it
done.  I hope it will be kept for years to come..
Last night I fell asleep early.. but this morning I sat
and watched, on tape, one of my favs come back to weekly tv.
TOM SELLECK…WOW..Tongue out that was GREAT!  The way in which
he was added to LAS VEGAS on NBC was fun and
really changed the show. I really liked seeing him on this show
and look forward to seeing him each week. Hope it lasts for
a long time.
LAUGH of the day…
A lady in the department store we were in was showing us new
jewelry that had come in. The latest styles and some were like
the 70’s. When it came to ear-rings there were loops and
dangles and she said.. “I just love mine..don’t you?” and my
mother said..”Well.. Why would I buy those ugly things when
I can wear my DIAMONDS?” The gal was stopped cold in her
tracks..then we all started to laugh. Mom was right Diamonds
are better.. and they are a girl’s best friend!
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!! 

FRIDAY ALREADY???

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WOW Friday already?? That was my thought when I sat
down to check mail and saw it was after midnight.
Boy this week really flew by..when you are busy I guess it
will go before you know it. I went to check the flowers
today before I mowed the yard. Today a whole
different color was present and the old color was
gone.  Was so glad to see this
because it meant that more than one color would come
back next year too, if I was lucky. I read where some
varieties are stronger than others. Time will tell I guess.
Here is what I found yesterday..
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The neighborhood is buzzing as more people are moving
back into "the hell house" next door. No problems yet, we can
always hope for the best. I wonder if we told them what
we call that place if they would have still rented there?
Next weekend is our towns first annual AMAZING
CORN festival..after last weekend’s festival I wonder
just how many will show up?. Several different things
planned including "hog calling and Hay Sculpture..
whatever that is.. If it is corn they are gonna make it,
bake it, fry it, stew it, brew it, and eat it.
 I can not wait to see what that is all about.
Two days all about CORN…hmmmm wonder if
they have ever heard of corn liquor.."white lightning"?
Let you know if I see any..You know where my trusty
kodak will be! Wink
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HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY..
 
 

FRIDAY ALREADY???

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WOW Friday already?? That was my thought when I sat
down to check mail and saw it was after midnight.
Boy this week really flew by..when you are busy I guess it
will go before you know it. I went to check the flowers
today before I mowed the yard. Today a whole
different color was present and the old color was
gone.  Was so glad to see this
because it meant that more than one color would come
back next year too, if I was lucky. I read where some
varieties are stronger than others. Time will tell I guess.
Here is what I found yesterday..
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The neighborhood is buzzing as more people are moving
back into “the hell house” next door. No problems yet, we can
always hope for the best. I wonder if we told them what
we call that place if they would have still rented there?
Next weekend is our towns first annual AMAZING
CORN festival..after last weekend’s festival I wonder
just how many will show up?. Several different things
planned including “hog calling and Hay Sculpture..
whatever that is.. If it is corn they are gonna make it,
bake it, fry it, stew it, brew it, and eat it.
 I can not wait to see what that is all about.
Two days all about CORN…hmmmm wonder if
they have ever heard of corn liquor..”white lightning”?
Let you know if I see any..You know where my trusty
kodak will be! Wink
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HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY..

EVERYDAY STUFF…

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Life gets crazy when you are only so many days away from a
pretty formal wedding. I knew once OCT1st hit we would
start getting panicked that things might not get finished
on time. SO MANY DETAILS.. YIKES… no wonder the
wedding planners make so much money.. they are worth it!!
I heard my sister say you wake up thinking and you go to
bed thinking. UGH!!  Sad  I need suggestions.. from the
many of you mom’s out there! Here’s the deal….. 
Mother ( my sister) is losing only child daughter who has always lived
at home her whole life of 25 years!  Talk about empty
nest syndrome.. Confused I am wondering what I can do to
help out.. Those of you who have been through it may
give all the advice you can think of. I am afraid it is
going to be very hard on her. My niece has now moved her
dog to the new place where the newly-weds are going to be
staying. SO.. my sis is losing her daughter and the pet she
has come to know so well. It is what she DOESN’T say that
scares me the most. There is talk of the new husband getting a
 job out of state in WISCONSIN.. so that means many miles
between them. There has not been ANY talk of what she
thinks or feels about her finally going for good.
WHAT to do.. talk about it or shut up! Don't tell anyone  Let her
deal in her own way or what?????
Appreciate any thoughts you might give on the subject!!
THANKS!! 
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SPACE WALK POSTED…. A new space has been posted at the
spacewalk space. It is truly a SURPRISE to visit!!
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AMAZINGLY..THE MORNING GLORY IS BLOOMING!
I will have pictures tomorrow of it. It is thriving now as I
said before. I planted a mixed packet of seeds and I am
anxious to see if I get more than one color on the vines. Some
of the seeds were larger than others. Frost is not too likely for
at least a couple of weeks more I am hoping. Maybe it will just
bloom like crazy and I can enjoy it for a little while. Red rose
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Advertising the FLU SHOT around here already.$28.!! I know I
got mine in the Kroger store last year of all places. NO Lines
and no fuss. SO nice…All that was required was the money and
that the pharmacist was there. He was the only one who was
authorized to give them. I hope to get mine next week.. that is
if they got the shipment of vaccine they were supposed to get.
I am always a little leery of getting them first, in a way, in case
there is a recall or something they find wrong with the stuff.
YOU JUST NEVER KNOW ANYMORE..Thinking I know I would
feel very vunerable if I don’t get one. I just know they
help me get through the winter-time ills around here. I can’t
afford to get all those germs that are floating around.Sick
When I get hit… I get it really bad..my mother would end up in the
hospital for sure!  We take no chances!!
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Hope you all have a great day!! It is so much cooler here..
nice weekend ahead too!

STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS

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Yesterday we went shopping and in the mini mall there was a large area of
plants that seemed fake. but when we got closer to them I saw they were
real. How many people walked through there every single day and never
noticed? I stood there taking pictures. (My kodak is always with me
nowdays.) I got some great shots of my mom and sister there among
the flowers. A lady stopped and watched me taking pictures.
The sunlight came in from the skylight focusing on those
very plants. They were thriving there.        
Before we could leave two more ladies, dressed in their work
clothes and tennis shoes stopped. The one lady said..
“we walk by here all the time
and have never stopped before.” I said.. you know what they
say.. “Take time to stop and smell the flowers!” In this case
the HIBISCUS.Red rose I was pretty sure this was what the flower was.
I googled it when I got home. There are so many varieties
and colors it is amazing. So this week the background is the
HIBISCUS.. It originated in China.. moved to the south
pacific to Hawaii and then onto the U.S. in Florida in 1887.
They are mainly tropical and grow best in the warmer climates
or indoors in nursery conditions. The flower itself can be
as large as 12 inches in diameter. They are mostly known for their
brilliant bright colors. 
I was shocked to see them growing so well in a mall-type
atmosphere. Sometimes you see green vines and such
planted in those planters in malls because no one tends
to them much. People put trash in those planters. Obviously
whoever was tending these plants was doing a wonderful
job of it. So ….. Yesterday I stopped a moment to smell
the hibiscus.. and got nothing.. at least I could not smell
anything too fragrant coming from them.
Maybe there was too much smell coming from the H..Mark
CARD store nearby.
NOW THAT WAS OVERWHELMING!. I was looking for 
a nice recipe box and wanted to see what they had in stock.
I had to practically cover my face to walk in there. WHEW!
I rushed to the counter and ask so I could save time. The girl
apologized for the smell and I said.. well it is bad on us with
asthma or allergies. I found the nice boxes in the very back of
the store and they were 14.95 and cardboard. ARE there no
boxes made of wood or metal anymore? Another store had
them for 19.95. The hinges are not too great and they can
stain and get ruined really fast. I will keep looking.. I know
what I want I just haven’t put my finger on it yet. I want
something that she can keep for a long time. She received
a book like a binder at her shower that had pages with
slots in it and you can place the recipes in it and remove
them when you want to. I liked it. I wondered then if my
idea of a box would be so old fashioned. I gave my other
niece one when she got married, I wanted to do the same for
this niece. So many ideas and you wonder who will come
up with yours too.
I have taken her old pictures, that I took, and placed them
from her childhood to her present engagement picture on
a ribbon for everyone to see at her next shower. Those
of us who watched her grow up will sure get a kick out of
it.    I hope she doesn’t KILL ME !!  Open-mouthed
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 Hope you all have a great day.. It has cooled off
here after a rainy humid day yesterday.
P.S I am watching the new TV shows but I am giving my opinions
at my other space.  HERE…