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October 05, 2015

Happy October

well good golly!  october is here already.  even the weather here in the midwest is october-ish!  actually, it's pretty darn cold... at least for me!  had to turn the heat on to take the chill out of the house.  oy vey!

the days just zoom by between working 3 days, food pantry 2x a month, visiting my friend and everything else that's thrown in between.  but that's a good thing.  i like being busy, i just don't like that the year is going by way too fast.

anyway, i found some time to play ...

our church "adopted" the local elementary school - meaning
we will help the teachers with whatever they may need for the kids.
the principal decided that she would like to celebrate the elementary teachers
birthday but only once a month.  this is november's card.

well, off to work today.  i'm really enjoying it.  my "boss" is great and funny.  i guess GOD has HIS reasons for giving me the job.  all is good.


People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of
Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day,  the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.
He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said
impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

September 30, 2015

Snowflakes 2 times

more of ... where did the time go????  i can't believe it's the end of september.  hell!  i'm still looking for where APRIL went!

my friend, jody, called me on monday and said we need to get together for lunch (we try to meet once a month).  turns out my schedule is busier than hers has been.  wth????  but i'm NOT complaining.  i'm certainly loving my job and i DO take some time in the craftroom.

i have NOT been up to see my friend since he's been moved to rehab and i really need to get there.  he actually started his rehab yesterday.  i'm sure he'll do very well because he really wants to come home.  please keep him in your prayers!

i did find time to work on some xmas cards... finally!  so, here ya go...

keeping it simple.  
snowflake stamped 2x and then sentiment.  
love the simplicity!

well, off to work today.  it's freezing out today... well, not FREEZING (46 degrees) but colder than it's been.  still, the house is opened up... slightly... and it's cool in the house.  i'll take it.  not a fan of winter but hey!  it's coming whether i like it or not!

have a great day!


A mother and father take their 6-year old son to a family nude beach...
As the boy walks along the sand, he notices that many of the women have boobs bigger than his mother's, so he goes back to ask her why.
She tells her son, 'The bigger they are, the sillier the lady is.'
The boy, pleased with the answer, goes to play in the ocean but returns to tell his mother that many of the men have larger things than his dad does.
She replies, 'The bigger they are, the dumber the man is' 
Again satisfied with her answer, the boy goes back to the ocean to play
Shortly thereafter, the boy returns and promptly tells his mother:
'Daddy is talking to the silliest lady on the beach, and the longer he talks, the dumber he gets.

gotta love kids!  they're smarter than we think!

September 24, 2015

Fall is Here

well it's FALL.  air turned off, house opened up.  the days are sunny and bright ... and warm.  got to 83 INSIDE yesterday but NO humidity.  mornings are gorgeous.  beautiful pink skies and cool.  GOD IS GOOD.

for those of you that follow me on facebook, you all know that my gentleman friend is in a diabetic coma since sunday evening and has still not come out of it.  the prognosis is NOT good.

my brother has been placed in hospice.

need i say, my heart aches!

i love my part-time job.  it's easy, the people i work with are fabulous and it's pocket money.  once again, GOD IS GOOD.

i've been trying to work on xmas cards, so i'm digging into my TO POST file and here's one i've done...
easy peasy.  a tree die, a star punch, white pen and scraps.
i like it.

please keep my brother and my friend in your prayers.

thanks so much for stopping by.

September 20, 2015

Birthday Vase

my goodness!  september is just about gone!  where in the world.......

i've been busier than a bee.  driving my friend around to his doctor appointments; working and all the other things that go on in daily life.  at least i've been able to get into my craft room.  it's ALL been fun... the driving around, the work and the play. so, let's see what i've played at....

i got this die for a steal.  it's by cottage cutz.  got it either from
blitsy or scrappy land.  can't remember which one, but it was 
a great buy for sure.

anyway, all scraps on this one.  love how it turned out.

another busy week and before i turn around october will be here.  geeze louize!  i'm still looking for APRIL!!!!!  LOL.  i am, however, looking forward to the leaves changing and the wonderful fall smells in the air.  hope your september is just as grand as mine has been and thanks soooooooo much for dropping by!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....  Sunday Humor
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, "Boys and girls, what do we know about God?"
A hand shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy.
"Really? How do you know?" the teacher asked.
"You know - Our Father, who does art in Heaven.."
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday
weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."

gotta love church humor!