Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Was thinking about a dear friend who is going through a rough spot when I got a message in my inbox from Queens Kathy & Cindy. I've probably shared a link to their website before, but it bears repeating. Who are these "queens"? You probably remember the flamboyant Mimi from the Drew Carey show? that would be Kathy and Cindy is her friend of many years. Their blog is called Queen Of Your Own Life and is well worth a visit: http://www.queenofyourownlife.com/home You will find adorable cards with all kinds of positive messages that are empowering. Sign up for weekly inspirations and you won't be disappointed. Here is a recent favorite:
Been a busy day: doctor appointment, exercise at pool, grocery shopping. Just added Country Christmas to store: http://www.4shared.com/zip/qKXx9jVsce/ws_CountyChristmas_qp.html?
Sunday, October 26, 2014
and here I am, at the PC as I let my tummy calm down. Having some digestive issues so not a good idea to lie down and try to sleep. This past week seemed to fly by. Weather has been bouncing around here in Tidewater and that (& stress) has triggered two migraines. The first wasn't bad but Friday's lingered into late Saturday afternoon and by then I was too exhausted to want to do anything. Still, I did accomplish a couple things last week: went for my annual GYN exam with a new doc. Think she's from Brazil. Very nice. She said since all my past PAP tests had been free of problems, I will no longer have to get that done. While in vicinity, I made a follow up visit with my primary care doc for this coming Monday. The best thing was managing to go to the pool 2 days and exercise without putting myself in too much pain for days after. Aiming for 3 days this week and then stay on a regular schedule.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Just some vintage Halloween images collected over the years. Pulic domain so use as you would like. Oops, link in post didn't show. Trying again to add it. http://www.4shared.com/zip/BECivKV4ce/ss4cu_VintageHalloween_freebie.html?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Just a quick post tonight. There's football on the TV so I'm hiding out in the computer room to be away from some of the noise. Just really tired but it's almost time for me to go in and fix the family their nightly snack so I'm working on a set of simple autumn papers. Have a simple little freebie for you tonight - a treat bag topper. It fits the top of Ziplock sandwich baggies. We're on a main street so don't get treat-or-treaters. Most people now take their children to shopping malls, churches or schools for Halloween festivities. But I usually have a little something on hand for grandchildren, the man who cuts our grass and so forth. I recommend using the "print to edge" option on your printer, and if you use cardstock you will get a crisper, nicer looking topper. http://www.4shared.com/zip/UMWhqxQNba/ws_HalloweenBagToppers.html? I'm giving a Halloween tea for grand-daughter, her mother, and my niece on Saturday 11/1 so I'm going in to work on the menu now. Hugs!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
It's Wednesday already? I don't remember much about Sunday except Dad's visit. Oh, and hubby made delicious barbeque! Need to buy him a new pressure cooker though because this one is leaking and what a mess it was to clean it off the glass stove top. Monday I took my SIL out to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack where we feasted on shrimp. This is my husband's sister, the one who had breast cancer and she is doing pretty well. Naturally, there is still a good bit of anxiety and depression but she's getting help and her moods are stabilizing. Afterwards, we went over to Michael's Arts & Crafts where I bought some charms for bookmarks my niece wants to make. Yesterday, niece was still off on school holiday and while we watched American Horror Story's first session on Netflix (blood and gore not really my thing; I prefer psychological thrillers) we both crocheted like crazy and she baked some caramel apple cupcakes from a new mix we found. Tasty but very sweet. Today I will be delivering baby gifts for Baby Chloe, 3rd girl for one of my doctors receptionist. Almost forgot to take photos and when I did my hands were shaking badly from low blood sugar. Will try to post those later tonight. I still have some of the variagated yarn I made the snuggle sacks and caps from and some of the green I used to make frog lovey for my nephew's baby boy. Also made a frog hat and a frog drool bib with it! Now I'm using those two leftover yarns to make a diaper cover. Hope it will be enough; if not, I'll take it apart and save for another project. Have been experimenting with some vintage Halloween stickers and made a couple papers. Not my best efforts but perhaps someone can use them? http://www.4shared.com/zip/6Cua0EXGba/ws_halloween_papers.html?