Thursday, June 19, 2008

Unfinished Business.....

I was piddling around my house yesterday as if I had nothing better to do and I realized that I do not know how to relax. I just can't. I am not even sure what the word means. I will sit down at the end of the day and attempt to watch a movie with my movie freak family and I just feel like crawling out of my skin! So I started thinking about what I do when I feel that way. I start a project. Notice I did not say I "work" on a project. No, I START a project. I looked around my living room and gathered all the projects that were laying about in various stages of incompleteness.
I swear these were all in one room. I don't have enough time to gather a whole house full of projects so I am going to work on one room at a time. Oh this is so sad.

Okay this is probably the most is a YO-YO quilt that I started when I was pregnant with my last baby....She will be 14 next month! BUT I can tell you where every one of those fabric pieces came from...dresses I made for the girls, costumes over the many memories.
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This is a beautiful crosstitch I was working on for my sister's wedding gift. 5 YEARS ago. Worse than that....she is already divorced. I swear.
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This is a crosstich I started for somebody's special baby. I have no idea who it was for....but I am sure they were my BFF at one time or another.
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These are some really cool embroidered ornaments that I can still finish because really, Christmas comes EVERY year!
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I HAD to have this book of paper ornaments this past Christmas. Apparently I needed to cover a spot on the floor that did not have a project sitting on it
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OH! Okay ,this one is not really my fault. Seriously. I started it for my great nephew, never mind that he is a year old now. Anyway, I started it and was really proud of myself because I taught myself to crochet. but I put it down for a while & now I can't remember how to do it.So see...not my fault.
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I am not the only one in my family to have unfinished business. My husband is a very very blessed man. Here is the set-up. We dated young,he had a motorcycle,HOT,it was stolen 15 years ago, he has pined for one ever since. Got it? Brings us to this past father's friend mentions her husband is selling a motorcycle cheap. SOLD! My husband is tickled pink having a great time on his new toy. Fourth day he rides it to work it starts to rain..he decides to pull off into a parking lot..turns on his turn signal..comes to a complete stop..waits a few seconds for oncoming traffic to clear..hears a disturbing squealing of tires behind him..thinks to himself "This is not good" thing he remembers was being thrown from the bike, landing on his feet in a full run..turning around and realizing that he had just been rear ended on his motorcycle by a....DUMP TRUCK! A dump truck going 30 miles an hour.In the rain.Driven by a 74 year old man. And walking away from it with only a totaled bike & bruises.
I think it is safe to say that the man I am crazy in love with has some unfinished business to tend to.

Thank God.
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My Brian,his dad,some random lady & his brother @ Disney World

*Soon I am going to post pictures of the most amazing thing I have ever received in the mail....just as soon as I get it where it belongs*

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Crap!...I forgot.

Okay here is something you should know about me up front.I suck. Well not at everything. But most anything to do with a deadline...or a schedule....or a commitment(except to my husband). I suck. I usually inform anyone who makes a move to try & be my friend of this flaw right away so that they can bail without any drama down the road. I totally forgot to mention that here. In fact tomorrow I am going to post about more of my flaws. Or not. You never know about me.

All this to say that I forgot to post about my "Trash to Treasure" for the show & tell over @ Sugar*Sugar BUT it is only 9:30 so I still have time.I sorta had an excuse today though cause I drove 2 hours to go to my 9 year old niece's birthday & then turned right around and came home. I just took a few quick me there is way more trash around here that I did not take a picture of!

This is a little ladder that was in my garage when I bought my house.I have been collecting vintage hankies forever but just kept them in a box. You know that time right before you wake up in the morning? Well I have these amazing epiphanies during that time....this was one of them.

I got tired of cleaning my fireplace but I still wanted to see something on fire...this was better than setting the curtains ablaze.

My husband,who by the way will from here on out be known as "The P.I.G." (trust me, he thinks it's funny) bought this radio for $20 at an auction. it is still up in the air whether it is "trash" or "treasure"

Found these in the garbage

The boy & his friend dug these out of our back creek

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Birthday winners.......

Hey Girlies!!!! I had a wonderful birthday Thank you very much. I am now is one of those weird "off" birthdays where nothing really changes.....EXCEPT MY HAIR!....okay true story...I have had the same hair-dresser for about 12 years, I love her.Let me just say that up front. Her daughter & my daughter are good friends, we hang out on occasion & I trust her the way you only trust a hairdresser. But that woman thinks I am a Rock Star! Seriously....look at my head!I am rockin' the cut but the color(s)! wow. I tried to cover most of it with a luck.I think I will be making a trip to Walgreen's hair color isle in the morning.Seriously.

OH...& I will expect to see pictures of these 5 women in their new earrings!

1. Sherry
2. Jenny
3. Elizabeth
4. Maggie
5. Rhonda

Thank you all for sharing your favorite gift with me.Congratulations Girls! Enjoy. can come over & just take whatever you want from my house you silly.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

It is now 12:12 June 3rd. That means it is officially my birthday. We love birthdays around here...they end up being birthday "weeks" and it just so happens that Mother's day, our anniversary & my birthday all fall within a few weeks of each other so I am pretty spoiled this time of year! I used to feel bad about it but the older I get I think I deserve it.HAHA. OKAY.....since I get to be spoiled I wanted to spoil some of you too! I had so much fun with the give away that I thought I would just keep going. I am going to give away 5 pairs of those fabulous earrings Up there. All you have to do is drop in within the next 24 hours and tell me the best gift YOU ever received. I will draw out 5 names & send them (you) the blingage! I am assuming at least 5 people will drop in.......we'll see.

*The earrings are not quite as orange as they look in this picture*


Okay so my kids introduced me to Picnik and I just can't stop playing with it!! What do you think of the new much? i like it, for now anyway. I'm kinda known for being fickle. Off to make dinner...