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November 20, 2014

Wrapped trees

praying for those in upstate new york.  sheesh.  my roof would cave in with all that snow!  as a matter of fact, a friend of mine, across the road in a trailer park, lost her house just for that reason.  her roof caved in and totaled her trailer.  she's handicapped too.  however, she did find a place local and she's doing well.

it's been cold here and i've finally learned how to "bundle up".  long johns, double gloves, scarves and head bands that cover the ears!  i'm ready!  bring it on!

food pantry was tuesday.  we had 125 people come thru and we gave away 50 turkeys!  o happy day!  yesterday was bingo.  i won twice.  i have so much fun at bingo.  i forgot how much i really liked it.  today is, what we call, JOLLY 60s.  it's a group at one of the local churches where bingo is played from 9-10, then we have a sing-a-long from 10-10:30; then my pastor is giving a short sermon, and then we're having a turkey luncheon.  it's all free and tons of fun.  that's every 3rd thursday of the month from September to May.  at least i'm getting out.

yeah, i've been working on cards.  again, my stash is rather large and mojo is still hanging around... and really well, i might add.  so, here's a card i played at....

once again, using scraps.

well, time to pick up my neighbor and head over to the Jolly 60s.  the sun is out and it's a tad warmer... 25 degrees!

hope you're nice and warm and that the sun is shining wherever you are!  thanks for stopping by!


you've been warned!

November 18, 2014

Baby, It's Coooolllldddd Outside!

it has been cold.... very cold.... single-digits cold with snow flurries tho no accumulation.  i bubble-wrapped all the doors and windows on the back side of my house as i have no trees in my yard for any kind of shade and with the field behind me, the wind blows.  it seems to help a bit... the bubble wrap, and it was easy peasy.  just spritz the window with water and press the flat side of the bubble wrap - i used the big bubbles  - to the wet window, cut to size and waaaaa laaaaa.    of course, puppy can't see out the door so she's not happy, but i didn't wrap the dining room door just so she could lay in the sun and look out!

with this cold weather, i've been playing.  it's getting to a point where my stash is fairly large and now i have to figure out how to dispense with them.  thank goodness i do the birthday, get well, anniversary cards for the church.  still, i have a small over-abundance.  guess i'll be giving some out for xmas!

anyway, here's a few i've played at.....
ok.  here i played with all sorts of things....
ink pads; GORGEOUS GRUNGE set, and
SEEING SPOTS (circles) set.  i love the grunge look,
so i'm happy with this one. 

here i took my MANHATTAN FLOWER emboss folder then
colored and cut the flower;  the strips are washi tapes.
easy peasy.

it's 10° as i type... brrrr.  i'm off to food pantry today.  i dug out my rat... that is... the fur ring that goes around my head to cover my ears.  i've had the thing for years and it's been sitting in my drawer under all my scarves.  i also treated myself to some thermals.  yep.  i'll be nice and toasty.

hope you're staying warm!


Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.
If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance you'll die within the next 3 years.
There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
If a part of your body "falls asleep", you can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head.

and now you know.

November 15, 2014

Oh What Fun!

not much of anything going on here.  i'm house-bound, but only because it's cold out and there's nothing i need at the stores.  so i play....

i see all these great new dies out there and i think...  wish i had that.... and then i
remember.... I HAVE THE SLICE MACHINE!!!  well duh!  so i dragged it
out of hiding and waaaa laaaa!  i have way more shapes and themes then i
remember.  what fun!
this silhouette is from the THINK PINK cartridge.  the flowers are
stickers.  yep.  my SLICE machine is now out of hiding and 
in a place where i can see it all the time!  go me!

this was fun.  stamped a ship on a jar stamp that i "fussy cut"
is this clever or what?

we're supposed to get 1-2 inches of snow tonight.  we shall see.  i'm hoping i don't have to shovel in the a.m.  the cold i can deal with but the snow i'm not fond of at all.  now that my neighbor moved away, i have no one nearby to shovel for me.  ugh!

hope you're staying warm and having fun!  thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave.  i'm always glad when you stop by!!!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.... Chicken Surprise

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant, and order the 'Chicken Surprise'. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around, before the lid slams back down.
'Good grief, did you see that?' she asks her husband.
He hadn't, so she asks him to look in the pot.
He reaches for it and again the lid rises and he sees two little eyes,
looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

'Please sir,' says the waiter, 'what you order?'
The husband replies, 'Chicken Surprise'

(You're going to love this,
and you're going to hate yourself for loving it!...)

'Ah! So sorry,' says the waiter,
'I bring you Peeking Duck by mistake'.......

yeah, i wasn't suspecting that either!  LOL

November 13, 2014

Ahoy Matey!

ok.  call me officially old!  our library started FREE BINGO every wednesday for an hour.  the first time i won 6 times... that's the max you can go up for a prize and yesterday i won 3 times.  the prizes are small and some are silly but it's tons of fun!

today's shocker.... SNOW!  big fat, beautiful flakes, tho no accumulation is expected.  it sure is pretty tho.

i have NOTHING  scheduled.  so i will be in my room playing to my hearts content... which seems to be what i've been doing lately!  here's a few more that i've done....

 oh did i ever have fun with this one!  saw it in an old magazine.
it's ALL scraps.  added the "windows" and fancied-up the ahoy.
i love how this turned out!

i was on a roll with the ocean thing, so i dug out my large scalloped edge die
and my SHIP AHOY (A*muse) set.  again, this was tons of fun.

well, i hope the sun is shining wherever you are and all is well.  thanks so much for stopping by!


A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to
become accustomed to the first grade.
The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher
insisted on NO baby talk!
You need to use 'Big People' words,'  she was always reminding them.
She asked John what he had done over  the weekend?
'I went to visit my Nana'.
No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER.
Use 'Big People'  words!'
She then asked Mitchell what he had done
'I took a ride on a choo-choo'.
 She said. 'No, you took a ride on a TRAIN.
You must remember to use  'Big People' words'.
She then asked little Alex what he had done?
 'I read a book' he replied.
That's  WONDERFUL!' the teacher said.
'What book did you read?'
Alex thought real hard about it,

then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said,
'Winnie the SH*T'

gotta love kids!