Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Too tired for pics tonight

I'm one tired Mimi. I've been the domestic goddess today and I haven't been the D.G. in a l-o-n-g time!!!

Rick went golfing today which left me some me time this morning.

I went to the grocery store and picked up things I needed to make Mexican Casserole. It's one of our favorite meals, but I haven't made it in a while. I whipped it up and we are having it tonight and I put the other half into the freezer for a meal later on.

I worked on my Geese In The Forest blocks...I got really behind. I still have the May blocks to do, but April -- all 29 of them -- are done! I hate getting behind, so catching up makes me feel really good.

When sweetie came home we went shopping. I picked up a pair of white crop pants for vacation (but I bought a BUNCH of items yesterday). Ricky got a few new shirts and a pair of shorts! He's gonna look SO STYLIN'!!

We ran a few errands and when we got home I put dinner in the oven and finished up a few more blocks.

I'll post pictures tomorrow of my blocks. For tonight, I'm signing off and going to the kitchen to put the D.G. touches on dinner!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Newsy Tuesday

Yesterday was Memorial Day and it was a beautiful day weather wise. Our younger daughter and her family came up for a few hours. We had a little impromptu cook out, just burgers and dogs. We got out the play tent for Hadley to play in and she had a great time. Even Gracie Lou Freebush had fun being on the blanket and even got in the tent!

Unfortunately our older daughter and her family live farther away and we didn't get together this weekend.

I had a doctor appointment today to have my final consultation before surgery and sign the consent forms. I have pre-surgery testing later this week. Hopefully this 3rd surgery on (June 4th) will be the final one for this and my bladder will stay where it belongs.

I ran a few errands after my appointment then it was off toward home. I have wanted to make my mother's cabbage rolls for a long time, but I don't like making them because they take so long to make. However, I took my time and made them today. I have two pans in the freezer now. I like having meals prepared ahead when I'm recuperating. We often eat out...I don't cook very much at all anymore...but when I'm not feeling good I love having homemade meals ready in the freezer.

I believe that our entire family -- 4 grandchildren and 6 adults are going on vacation at the end of June. Travel restrictions to Mexico have eased (swine flu) and we are going to Cancun. I'm so excited!! Hubby and I need to get passports, so tomorrow after work we will get photos taken and head off to City Hall to start the procedure and pay the extra bucks to expedite the procedure.

Well, my DH is on his way home from golf and will be hungry! I have some leftovers from yesterday, so guess what he's getting!!?!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Want a chuckle??

A good friend sent me this article in an email. I've seen it before, but it still makes me laugh when I read it, so I thought I'd post it for y'all! Hope it brings you a chuckle, too.

Killer Biscuits Wanted for Attempted Murder
(the actual AP heading, but I retyped this article)

Lisa Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws, and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in the car with the windows rolled up and her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. One customer who had been at the store for a while became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Lisa’s eyes were now open, and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Lisa replied that she had been shot in the back of the head, and had been holding her brains in for over an hour. The man called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Lisa refused to remove her hands from her head. When they finally got in, they found that Lisa had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head…A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered and tried to hold her brains in for over an hour until someone noticed and came to her aid. Lisa is blonde.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I feel very honored to be asked!

WOW!! I've been asked to be included in a great new quilting directory named Quilt Qua.

Click on the link above and check out Quilt Qua. I think you will find a lot of information there that you will love. There's a section for giveaways, a list of blogs, sources for patterns, fabrics, etc.

Thanks for inviting me to be a part of Quilt Qua, Connie!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Can you help me find instructions?

A day or two ago I was browsing some blogs, you know what I mean...following one link to another and so on...
Well, I saw a blog that had beads made from cloth scraps and fabric modge podge.

I would really like to find it again.

Please help!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I'm soooooo excited!

This morning I went outside with my puppy dog Gracie Lou Freebush and while I was waiting for her to ... well, you know... I was looking around my estate. (No, not even close to an estate ... I live in the city, with a 50 foot frontage!!!)

Anyway, I have had a bird house up in a small tree for probably 3 or 4 years. Never had any tenants, though. This year I noticed some "fluff" on the bottom side of the house, but never saw any activity.

Today, I went close, took the house in my hand (just to lift it to see if it was heavy or not) and WOWSER...I had a beak and two eyes look out through the doorway at me!!! I gently released the house and danced into the house to see my hubby and tell him the news.

OOoooh, there's gonna be babies, I'll just bet there will be babies!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

I had a wonderful treat yesterday. Our entire family got together and had a picnic at Mill Creek State Park in Youngstown, Ohio. The weather was iffy when things started out, but as grace would have it, it was gorgeous.

My daughters are wonderful! I know that sounds pompous, but it's true. They planned this event and carried it through. I felt so honored.

These darling children are my grandchildren. They are (from left to right) ...

Evelyn (1 month shy of 6), Hadley (13 months), Nathan (19 months) and Anna (19 months).

The picture on the left is my daughter Kelly and her family. The picture on the right is my daughter Jennifer and her family

This handsome man is my husband Rick and

our youngest grandchild so far.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for my family. You have taught me so much. You have listened to my prayers of joy, my prayers of sadness, my prayers of worry. You have answered every the manner You know is right for me. I am truly grateful for the blessings you have given me.

In the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


It's done!! Hurray! My very first attempt at free-form letters and I did it for someone else!

I am happy with my effort for a first try, but I hope that it works for "Halloween Noises" that Tonya is making. I will write and get her address to send this off to her.

I made a few more Geese in the Forest blocks tonight with more to be completed this weekend. I find it difficult to do much other than work these days. I am so tired when I come home that I pretty much veg out. Summer vacation is coming!! Thankfully.

Monday, May 4, 2009


I'm a boring person of late.

I sewed a bit this weekend...made blocks for my Geese in the Forest BOM. I'm still behind, but I'm catching up.

I am working on my halloween noise word for Tanya's quilt. It's my first attempt at letters and I hope it's ok. My word is "Mu Ha Ha". I have it almost done, and I'm worried that it's not good enough to send to her. She can send it back to me if it's not what she would want to put in her quilt. I'll post a picture of it when I get it done. Not much more to do.

I made a horrible dinner tonight. I'm not a good cook anymore. I am watching what I eat, trying to eat healthy and still please Rick. Oh well, we ate, we were not hungry anymore and we didn't get sick!! LOL.

Well, this boring woman still needs to clean the litter box, so I'll end this post for now.

Dear Father in Heaven, thank You for today. Thank You for giving me the patience and restraint to deal with the difficult people who crossed my path today and the ability to enjoy the smiles that the pleasant folks brought my way. Help me to show Your light through my thoughts and actions. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen