Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Now though---well, look what these pumpkin baskets and I spied as I turned the corner at Target in the Halloween section....
CHRISTMAS!!! Before Halloween...and I want to know just who needs a lit up pink flamingo with a Santa hat in their yard???
It is beyond me but since it is in the store I needed to look-
I can't decide which I like better- cute or shiny? So my solution is to alternate...I have cute one Christmas and shiny another. Although, I liked my new decor last year so much I will probably put it up again this year.
Gary would probably think these jammies are just a bit "too" festive for me to wear!
And Christmas music...
and pointy shiny...
Hope I didn't sound too OLD relating back to when I was a kid !!??!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
So after I went to the bank I decided to wander around Target.
However, I hadn't put any makeup on and I sure needed a little color. What to do? Wander on over to the cosmetics and "try" some samples out. Felt much better by the time I left this section...
You know the store has some great finds, just look at all the choices for women's clothes. Well not quite all, because this store like many others has a special section for those "well endowed" women....
Yep, see these TWO rows-oh to go crazy with all the choices...not.
Although these are sorta cute.
and so is this...
These made me smile-love bright colors in the dreary rain.
Oh, and these are fun too...
and my favorite aisle...
Now, I really don't do much Halloween decorating but these monsters are pretty funny.
I thought it would be funny to put this on Gary's pillow and not tell him...
There is more to share but I will wait until next time...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
1. Brisk air of fall
2. Cozy sweaters
3. Stay at home days
4. Exercise without pain
5. Getting things done
6. Baking molasses cookies
7. Making and buying Christmas surprises
8. Biggest Loser inspiration
9. Crochet projects with soft baby yarn
10. My family all have good jobs
So I came out to the computer to visit a few friends (only they don't really know me and I don't know them) and stumbled upon this blog...she is inspiring me, making me think.
it is now almost 5 and I have been enjoying my time visiting Nina. She tells of her times creating and wandering and thinking. Of taking photographs and loving her friends and children and Ben and Walter. Of embracing where we are in life, of leaves falling. Her writing is very comforting and I want to read all of her blogs, but they go back to 2005 or so...I'll just keep up with the new ones I think.
But now I want to take even more photos of myself, of my hands and my face and those parts I don't necessarily want others to see. I want to explore my story more...is it from reading her words or thinking about the number that is coming up at my next birthday? Who am I? What am I?
see, told you her writings were inspiring me....
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I miss Gran and mom...always more so around the holidays. I am hoping that I am leaving the same kind of legacy for my little family.
Friday, October 16, 2009
In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the top.
3:30 am...3:31 am...3:32 am
This morning that is what I saw when I woke up-very warm-with no covers on. As I began to process why I was so warm, with no covers, in a room with a closed heater vent a few things ran through my mind. Besides the obvious of do I need to use the restroom? Yes. Am I awake enough to do this? Yes. Am I so awake I should stay up once up? Maybe. Why the heck am I so warm? Am I doing a peri-menopause/menopause thing? I don't know. So I got up and did what I needed to and then of course I was thirsty and by then I was up and mostly alert. So I thought I'll blog hop for a bit to clear my mind. Worked for a while and then I had to reboot-twice. Then it worked for about a half hour-then had to reboot. Buggers, guess I'll go back to bed but it is now 4:30 and I am afraid of waking Gary. It happens lots of times and he has been working his two jobs so hard lately,
I'll just read for a bit...until 5:15. Can't keep eyes open anymore-must sleep. I'm walking into the room and he tells me to turn the alarm off. I almost jumped out of my skin. He was awake! Shoot, maybe I could have come in earlier...fell asleep almost instantly and awoke at 9:30...good thing I didn't have to get anyone off to school! Came out and opened the kitchen window and my car is out front. Why did my car get moved from the carport? Oh no, my car is in the carport-that must be Gabriele's car out front. They must have gone for breakfast...
So now you know how my brain works on little sleep and why I need to-do lists!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I started thinking back and checking my backlog of photos and realized that every photo of me where I am really smiling-not just picture taking smile-my lip disappeared! I thought I just had a gummy smile, but nope the lip disappears. Take a look....
Now really...in the scheme of things there could be so many things wrong and I have just this one thing that bugs me sometimes. Now where do we get our ideas of what we should look like? Media, magazines, etc. but they aren't reality.
Being so happy that you smile big and your lip disappears!!!
yep, smiling and no lip! Oh and a nifty crocheted suit mom made and after PE hair.....
which I don't...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I just found this on a blog I frequent...now if there was a reason to make it and a group to eat it so I can just have a taste!!
35 Oreo cookies (1 whole pkg.) - I prefer mint flavor
6 Tbsp. margarine, melted
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
3 1/4 c. cold milk
2 pkg. instant Jell-O pudding
optional: more crushed Oreos or Andes Mint baking chips to sprinkle on top
Mix crushed cookies and butter in medium bowl. Press firmly onto bottom of 9" x 13" baking dish. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and 2 Tbsp. milk in medium bowl with wire whisk until blended. Stir in 1 1/4 c. Cook Whip. Spread over crust.
Pour 3 1/4 c. milk into bowl. Add both pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes. Pour over cream cheese layer. Let stand 5 minutes. Drop remaining Cool Whip over pudding and spread. Sprinkle more crushed Oreos or Andes Mint baking chips on top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
6. This group that reminds me to keep His word strong in my heart
7. This computer that allows me to stay connected to others though our lives are busy
8. This group of women who support me
9. Books that allow me to journey
10. My great big God who wants the best for me