Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Puppy

Oh yeah, on a cheerier note...this is my son and his family's new puppy, Bella!  Is she not ADORABLE??!!  She's a seven-week old female golden retriever.   You really can't feel too bad when you hold a puppy, can you?
Raise your hand if...you're feeling overwhelmed, too busy with life to enjoy living, and out of breath, figuratively speaking.  Yeah, me too.

I am grateful to have a job that I enjoy with people I truly like, but between work and taking care of family, I seem to have gotten lost in there somewhere.  Add to that the holiday season which piles more responsibility on top of the other, and I'm already running on reserve power.   Somewhere along the way, I have to remember to fill my soul...right now, not doing such a great job at that.

I hope you are feeling more peaceful than I am and that you are remembering to fill your soul! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Potato Panic

Raise your hand if...you did all of your Thanksgiving shopping yesterday (got a jump on it, didn't I?), but, you FORGOT THE POTATOES!!  Who forgets potatoes for Thanksgiving??  That's like forgetting the chocolate for Easter, the stockings for Christmas, the pumpkins for Halloween?  Who does that??  Evidently I do.

Luckily, our Walmart is in the process of turning itself into a Super Walmart and hark...they had potatoes!  As much as I don't like buying food at a  large department store, in a potato panic, I did.  

Don't forget to listen to Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" tomorrow!  That's one of our favorite traditions...we all stop what we're doing and listen intently, cracking up as we go.  My husband and I have actually been to the site of the original Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge, MA.  But unlike the song, you can't get anything you like...we wanted a cheeseburger but they were vegetarian.  Oh how times change...nothing is sacred, not even Alice's Restaurant.

Happy Thanksgiving friends.  
May you be blessed in having those you love close at hand. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Raise your hand if...while you were putting on your mascara this morning, you used a straight pin to separate your lashes and you STUCK THE PIN IN YOUR OWN EYE!!  I didn't think so!


Note to self...leave your lashes alone.

Of course those are my real lashes in the photo!  Why do you ask?  not.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Selling Blog

Hi there.  Well, in the style of Belle from Tales From a Loser, I've gone and added another blog to my life.  My Cottage Crafts will be opening soon.

I've decided to start a "selling blog", a place where I can share all of the crafts I create out there in my little studio.  It's still a work in progress as they say, but I'm excited to get moving on it.  As often as time allows, I'll be in my new "shop" fine-tuning things.

Come by and visit, and I'll keep you posted.  Grand opening soon. :)  (I'll bring the chocolate chip cookies and coffee!)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Raise your hand if...you have tomorrow off and hope to, I mean, plan to, spend the day painting signs for Lori.  :)  Me too!  I'll be turning my heater on in the morning and hopefully getting out into my cottage right after breakfast. 

The air is good and chilly, the wind is blowing, the leaves are 99% down, and the sky has that deep grayish-purple that only comes around in the fall.   I love it.  How is it where you are? 

Friday, November 5, 2010

I hope you can all enjoy a peaceful weekend! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Raise your hand if...you've been negligent in blogging AND in blog reading!  Yeah, me too.  Plus, work is crazy, we have two vehicles with great big REJECTION stickers on them, my van keeps refusing to start at random times with no prior warning, Cate's car continuously overheats for no apparent reason, and Chelsea's truck is on the flat bed this very moment being brought home because it just shut the heck off while she was on the highway.  Great.  One vehicle that works well, with the four of us having to go in different directions for work.

Another day in Paradise!!  At least tomorrow is Friday. :)