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April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

our easter weekend has begun with absolutely gorgeous weather.  the dogs played outside.  they are hilarious to watch.  sydney had a ball and neenah wanted it.  they had a standoff...

neither was willing to let go for almost a full 5 minutes.  they pranced around the yard in this position until neenah finally gave up.  sydney then took the ball, retired under the deck and proceeded to completely destroy it.  that dog destroys everything which is why i don't let her play with any of neenah's toys.  in less than a minute it is pulverized!  guess that's what they do!

i had to pick jade up from school on thursday and then amber came by to get her to bring her to their place for the weekend,  and look who else i got to see....

my little liam.  he loves his sleep... especially during the day, tho he was up for awhile and i got to ooohhh, aaaahhh and cooo to him.  he's such a beauty!  7 wks old and 12 lbs!  look out sports fans!!!  LOL.

last night was GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE and it was absolutely divine.  our celloist played during the story of the cross and it was sooooooo very moving.

today temps are supposed to hit 70 with sunshine all day.  i'm putting puppy in the yard.  she loves to lay in the sun and she's gonna do that today... with or without sydney!  (preferrably without in my opinion).  i'll get out to play some ball with her, but she's gonna enjoy the fresh air and sun.

no coloring of eggs for me and i've already eaten 2 bags of jelly beans.  no plans for easter sunday other than church.... and that's just the way i like it!

April 17, 2014

A Great CASE from a Fabulously Talented Lady

one day i'm good, one day i ache.  will it ever end?  i can deal with the pain in my arms but the constant ache across my collar bone is very annoying!!!!  guess i'll have to pray harder.

it was very cold and windy yesterday and i started having trouble with my car.  i NEVER have car trouble.  seems when i put my key in the ignition it doesn't want to unlock.  i have an appointment on tuesday to have it checked out.  they did reassure me that i can still drive the car and "fighting" with the lock won't make it any worse.  of course, when your arms ache, it's NOT a thing you want to "fight" with.  sheesh.

i did get some playing in yesterday.....

i cased this one from my friend DAR's blog.  she did something similar a while back and i absolutely loved it.  great guy card.  everything she does is absolutely gorgeous.  do stop by and take a look... DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS.  if you don't follow her already, you should.  she's extremely talented and an absolutely wonderful lady!

on another note, and with a very sad heart.... i dropped out of AMUSE.  that doesn't mean that i won't help promote them, i just couldn't keep up with it.  trying to sell my house and cutting down on bills does not allow me MORE spending fun.  have to curtail what i can.  so, i thank all of you for your wonderful support.  if you're interested in purchasing AMUSE STUDIO products i can definitely direct you to one fabulous lady!

it's sunny and milder today.  i'm sure puppy wants to play outside.  i pick jade up from school this afternoon which is always fun.  that's my day.  nothing exciting, but glad to be alive and NOT very achy!

happy thursday!

Children Are Quick 

TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this child)
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it.
Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.....
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's..
Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

(I want to adopt this kid!!!)
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher 

hugs and sparkles....

April 15, 2014

Can You Believe This

april 15th and look at this.....

SNOW!  freakin' snow!  boy the weather has been the very weirdest in all my entire 68 years.  won't surprise me if we get snow in july!!!!!  supposed to get into the 40s today with sunshine so i doubt this will last long.  it is pretty tho!

so?  i had no arm pain at all yesterday.  yep.  was wondering what was up.  no pain at all... until......

jade had a spring concert last night and son came to pick me up for it.  never gave it a thought, until i had to reach up into his truck for the handle and pull myself up into the vehicle!  what the hell was i thinking!  a full-blown OW OW OW for sure!  and then i had to do it a 2d time to come home!  today?  my arm is killing me!  i can hardly move it.  it hurts. it throbs.  what a jerk!  you can be it sure as hell won't be getting into any HIGH vehicle for a loooooooooooong time!!!

i actually spent time playing yesterday!  nothing much else to do with the cold temps, winds and snow falling.  so, i am NOT digging into my stash today!  shocking!  i know!

you know me with black and white, one of  my favorite color combos.  just a scrap i found in my stash; then added the flowers, the bling the ribbon and sentiment.  i love this... and it was easy.

was gonna go to food pantry today but don't think that's a good idea with my arm aching the way it is (i think i need a sling).  i have to pick jade up from school today so til then i'm taking it easy.  then i'll take her out to eat, do homework and then her mom will pick her up about 7:30.  jade and i always have a good time together.  her concert was fun.  she's overcome alot of her shyness - which was good to see!

A VERY AMUSING NOTE.....  AMUSE STUDIO is turning 3 next month and we are celebrating!  the fun starts on May 1st and will run the entire month.  take a look at my sidebar to see what's coming!!! just ask me for all the details!

sure hope there's no snow by you and that spring has arrived.  it's killed the daffodils here - bummer!

happy tuesday!

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers:

8 years old,
Hateful little bastard.


1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.

Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.


Also 1 gay bull for sale.

Must sell washer and dryer £100.


Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.

**** And the WINNER is... ****


Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.

doesn't sound like the U.S. is much different!

hugs and sparkles...

April 14, 2014

Open House

well, i treated myself to 2 new pillows.  do you know how old my other pillows were?  i'm not even gonna go there.  today, after 2 days sleeping on my new pillows, i work up with NO - ok, very little - arm pain.  hmmm.... is that telling me something?  AND it's raining out and cold and windy.  again, hmmmmm.  could be that it's not really rotor cuff problems but just sore from my fall.  anyway, i'm feeling fine and very blessed!

my house showing went well - at least that's what my realtor says.  nobody said "yeah, i'll take it", but EVERYONE did comment on how clean it was.  really?  do people show dirty houses????  everyone loved my master bed and bath.  they ARE huge!  i have a super king-sized bed in my room and still have plenty of room to walk around.  my master bath has what they call a garden tub and tho NOT jetted, everyone seems to ooooohhhh and ahhhhhh over it....

if no one "bites" i'll do another showing sometime down the road.

it's been days since i've seen my playroom. good thing i have that huge stash, huh?  so, here i go digging....

one of my church ladies actually bought this card.  she loved it.  it was fun and easy.  washi tape and image.  badda boom, badda bing!

maybe with the rain i can get some playtime in (if my arm holds out).  tonite jade is in a school concert so i'll be off to that.  in the meantime, i'm hoping spring will return before the end of the week!  hope your week is off to a great start!

happy monday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.....  sheesh!  some people!

hugs and sparkles...