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October 24, 2014

For You Wallet

the skies are gray.  no.  i am not surprised.  october is a very gray month in Illinois, but with the trees turning their absolutely gorgeous colors, who notices!  the temps are cool but nice enough to open the kitchen window and family room sliding door at least a crack.  i LOVE fresh air.

my heat is on but it's on low - 66F during the day and 64F at night.  it's chilly inside without the sunlight.  i'm actually trying to get more used to a cooler temp inside the house and hopefully when the outside temps hit -10F or even in the + teens, i can keep the inside temp a bit cooler and keep my gas bill down.  i've got fleece blankets to wrap myself up in.  fortunately i like sleeping when it's cold, so the bedroom is comfy.

anyway, didn't get much playing in, but what i did, i LOVE.  what say you....

i LOVE this.  this is definitely one of my favorites.... and easy.  just paper cut to look like a purse (or wallet) and added stickers and bling!  i'll bet this would be really stunning in pastels!

not much else going on.  all is well.

happy friday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM..... Cookies in Heaven? (an oldie but always a goodie)

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled down the stairs. 

With labored breath, he leaned against the door-frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven: there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? 

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted: the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. 

The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with aspatula by his wife. 

"Stay out of those," she said, "they're for the funeral."

October 22, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho

not much going on.  starting to hunker down for the winter tho temps this week are to hit 60 and 70.  one more mowing i'm sure.  we had a 2d frost so maybe no mowing, but then.....

food pantry was yesterday.  i love working the food panty.  i love hearing the thank you's and GOD bless you's; not to mention i come home with  goods too.  yipper skipper... the food pantry is a blessing to all of us.

seems like every time i want to get into my play room something comes up, so today i'm digging into my stash....

another easy peasy.  stamps and a brad.

grandson FINALLY started crawling.  my personal opinion?  not for long.  he soooooooo wants to run!  i still think by thanksgiving he'll be walking!!!  too bad his parents don't know what they're in for - LOL.

well, today i get to stay in and play.  well, maybe play.  i have some church work to do first.  anyway, happy hump day!


A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?" "I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. "That will Be $9.40 please" The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment. 

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke."

The ostrich says, "I'll have the same."

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again.
"The usual?" Asks the waitress. "No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man. "Same," says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62." Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, Sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and Found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand
in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would ask for a Million Dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right..Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "What's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say.."

be careful what you wish for!  LOL

October 20, 2014


seems like with social media i'm not blogging as much... or it could be that my life is not very exciting!!!  LOL.  the weather has been chilly - turn-the-heat-on chilly.   we had a heavy frost yesterday.

i'm hoping that i don't have to mow the lawn anymore.  my neighbors all mowed theirs, but i cut my a little shorter than they do so i don't have to mow as often.  we're supposed to get into the 60's this week, so maybe, just maybe i'll have to mow one more time.

not doing much of anything tho i have been on a roll with my cards.  i've been making between 6 and 10  a day.  i'm having a ball.  so, here's a few i've done....

i LOVE this.  i LOVE the GORGEOUS GRUNGE set from SU.  so the entire background is done in that set, and then scraps used.  i found a small red tree embellishment in my stash.  this is one of my favorites!  what say you?

another easy peasy card (aren't they all????).  a scrap of xmas paper and a stamp.  added a little bling.  ho, ho, ho!

not much on my agenda today other than cleaning out my car.  oy the dog hair!!!!

hope your week is off to a great start!  thanks so much for stopping by!



Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?


If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

Being a Parent

You spend the first two years of a child’s life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.

and now you know!!!

October 17, 2014

Life is Good

well, i'd say not much has been going on and really, it hasn't.  went shopping with a friend to goodwill, salvation army and to a new hobby lobby.  i did find me a nice winter coat at salvation army for $3.00!  now i just need boots.  my regular hobby lobby closed and opened up in another town where ALL the stores are.  it's a little smaller than the old place, but still good selections.  it's still so new that they didn't have the CLEARANCE section out yet - boo hoo.  just got me some adhesives and pop dots.

i finally had my skylights done yesterday and now i'm feeling better about the winter.  they weren't leaking, but they were starting to show signs of condensation on the inside and that meant just a matter of time before they leaked.  i had the kitchen one closed up as it's near a window and sliding doors and a whole new one put in the master bath.  the new one is a nice flat one - not a plastic bubble like the old one.  that means....  no loud noises when it rains, sleets or snows OR worrying about the wind ripping it off.  of course, now i am so far into the poor house but it's worth the peace of mind.

haven't seen my craftroom all week, so i'm digging into my stash......

i played with my AMUSE stamps and die.  this set is called MAKE A WISH.; added some swiss dots embossing and there ya go.

the kids came by the other day too to celebrate jade's birthday as they did not get to see her on her actual birthday.  she's the ONLY kid i know who celebrates the entire month!  we went out for chinese food because that's what she wanted.  it was all fabulous.

the little guy is getting so big and he wants to walk sooooooo bad.  he does, however, love his bounce chair, his walker and his car.  can you tell...

life is good.

the trees are at their peak and absolutely gorgeous.  no pictures... bummer.  i can't download from my phone.  ok.  i can but it never works.  i hate my cell phone.  i can't wait for my contract to be up and then i'll either (1) get a straight talk phone or (2) invest the $$$$ in ONSTAR!  i LOVE onstar and it's cheaper than my cell phone.  we shall have to wait and see.  my contract is up in june 2015.

happy friday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM..... Advice for Flu Season....
To avoid it...
 Eat right!  
 Get your dose of fruit & veggies.
 Take vitamins & bump up vitamin C.
 Get exercise because it builds your immune  system.
 Walk for an hour a day, go for a swim, 
 Take the stairs, etc.
 Wash your hands often.  
 If you can't, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
 Get lots of fresh air.  
 Open doors & windows whenever possible.
 Eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
 Get plenty of rest.

 Take the doctor's approach.
 When you go for a flu shot, what do they do first?
 They wipe your arm with  alcohol...
 Why? Because Alcohol kills germs. So...
 I walk to the pub. (exercise)
 I put lime in my vodka..(fruit)
 Celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies)
 Drink outdoors on the patio..(fresh air)
 Tell jokes and laugh..(eliminate stress)
 Then I pass out. (rest)
 The way I see it..

 If you keep your alcohol levels up, flu germs can't get you! 

and there ya have it.