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Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday lunch out & another zip of Steamy Spring

By the time you read this post, I will be lunching at La Herradura with husband, my Aunt Sissy and her boyfriend, John. There are 2 locations but we go to the one over near Old Dominion University. Mexican food is not my thing but my husband has a friend who works there and he is very nice about catering to my needs: no peppers or heavy spices. I'm debating whether to have Beef Chimichanga or try the Taquitoes this time.
Was going to post some photos of Red Nose Days but while I've collected some, I haven't put them on a page yet.

Today's zip of Steamy Spring includes wall shelves, a small star frame, and a purse.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Of red noses and freebies

Do you have your red nose on today? The Red Hats in the Tidewater area put on their red noses and metfor lunch at YNOT Pizza in Virginia Beach. It's all good fun in support of programs that fight the war on childhood poverty. If you miss out this year, look for it to happen again next year. Walgreens sells the red noses and related items. I was surprised to find when I bought my red noses for $1.00 each that Walgreens had partnered with Redbox movie rentals and Redbox gave a coupon for a one night rental ($1.50 value) for each nose! What a good deal for a good cause. A little over a dozen of us showed up sporting the red noses, arm bands, and the like. The food was good as always and I brought home cannoli for husband and I to enjoy tonight. Met a few Red Hatters I didn't know and came home with enough leftovers to serve as my dinner tonight.

Today I've got zip 22 of Steamy Spring. More accessories and a border.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Middle of the week and a freebie

So it's Wednesday and I'm about to go in and watch Criminal Minds. Got my hair trimmed and styled, did a little shopping, got the cooler from the attic and cleaned it up. Found a cute summer purse to go with my outfit for the wedding and bought some of that new Lumi make-up. Hope it might brighten me up a bit. Too bad you can't shop and get a safe instant tan and instant slimming. Oh well.

Today I have some steampunk acessories our ladies might shop for:
And back to Criminal Minds Beyond Borders and crochet.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Zip 20 of Steamy Spring freebie

Just back from running errands and have potatoes cooking for potato salad. It's in the 80s today and humid. Summer is coming on! Had some excitement late last night but have idea what it was about. It was 11:30 or so and we were watching TV while I worked on Larkin's blanket. Hubby commented that there was a police car right outside and hoped my car hadn't been hit again. We hadn't heard anything but with TV and AC on, it was possible. We are on a main street and have had trouble with drunk drivers and such before. Of course, we were dressed in PJs so not suitable for going out. I walked to the door and looked out to see if maybe an officer was headed to the door. No, but the car was sitting there, lights flashing, in the misty rain. Then I spotted something further past - a motorized wheelchair, barely moving with what appeared to be an elderly person. Maybe, I mused, the police were concerned about the person's safety? When I closed the door and said this to my husband, who drove a city bus for 42 years, he said those wheelchairs often have trouble in the rain and maybe the battery had gotten wet and it was cutting off. Not much later, a second police car pulled up, behind my car. Heard the door open and one of the officers went over to talk to first car. Nothing much appeared to be happening but them sitting there flashing lights. A little while later some kind of city truck pulled up, nosing in as if it was going to come into our yard! At one point, looking out the window, I could no longer see the wheelchair but saw a couple officers standing by a pile of what appeared to be cloth - light colored with large dark stains. Blood, I wondered? From who or what? No one ever came to the door and eventually the cars and truck drove off, one by one. Very weird. Looked around when I went out today but all I saw was a pair of discarded blue latex gloves at the end of our driveway, about where the second police car had been. That was last night's mystery.
Today's zip:
A little steampunk bling. Some pieces left large so you can play with adding gears etc to create your own.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Another rainy Monday and a full week ahead. Plus freebie.

Another dreary day. Haven't wanted to do anything but think it is coming from feeling a bit overwhelmed at all that will be going on this week and next couple. Being used to weeks where nothing much happens, suddenly having weeks where a lot is going on is kind of a shock to the system. This week it's doctor's appointment, haircut, family visit, lunch out with family and friends, and two Red Hat events plus prep for all. Next week it's wedding prep, shopping for grand-daughter's birthday and I can't remember what else. The following week is my son's wedding followed immediately by June's surgery! Did I complain about being bored?

Today I have a Steamy Spring zip of shop items - skirts and a double hanger plus example of how double hanger can be used.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday freebie & Pepsi talk

Just tried the 1898 Pepsi. I think I taste some cinnamon oil in it. Not overly impressed, but then I'm a Coca Cola girl. If you are into Pepsi, you might enjoy checking out the history of the drink here: It's been a quiet day. I had the rest of my Rt 58 Deli pastrami sandwich for dinner last night and, good as it was, it "talked" to me until early morning, so I sat up playing silly computer games rather than risk lying down and having severe reflux. Hubby got up around 2am in pain. Don't know if it's his back or maybe a kidney stone but he has felt miserable all day. Won't let me take him to Urgent care or ER so I've just been being as quiet as possible. Since I had a sinus headache until it poured down raining, it wasn't hard. But that means I didn't do much that was useful. Today I have a shop sign and another figure for you. Also a cheval mirror (have to see how you look in that new dress, right?) and the same mirror with cutout to make a frame. Decided to add another paper too because the elements looked so lonely on the page.
See you on Monday!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Running around on errands but have a freebie for you

If you are a fan of Country Liv's Graphics (Liv is a dear friend), you might know that Liv has been waiting for the arrival of her great-granddaughter. Wish you could see the beautiful items Liv has crocheted for that baby and the twins, Willow and Xander. Liv's excitement was contagious so I made a little something for the baby and just put it in the mail today. Running late as little Adalynn Grace was born on the 16th! Sent her a crocheted bunny lovey and a crocheted pacifier keeper clip with a rose. I'd love to show you but still having trouble with the shared printer here and it won't let me read the photo card from my PC. Whenever I think about downloading the photos, it seems hubby is busy on his PC so I can't. Oh well. Had about 8 different places to run to today and am finally home and about to start laundry. First though, today's zip of Steamy Spring:
It includes another paper, a hat stand, and a display of boots.