Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Beginning to look a Lot like Christmas

Well, Randy and Nicks birthdays have come and gone, they are 11and 15, oh how time does fly. Christmas cookies are almost finished, I made 22 kinds already, neighbors will be thrilled. My decorating inside and outside is finished, the shopping almost completed.  We are making hard tack candy and fudge Sunday at Jan's with all 5 boys, should be interesting. Next week I will just clean and have some time to sit and do nothing (Yeah!! Right!!)

I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by, soon it will be time to go to Fl. and when we come home it will be almost spring.  Miss sitting on my deck but at these temps with the snow forgettaboutit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, What happened?

November 1, Wow!! What happened to the year? Got home from Fl. last Sunday, shoulda stayed, freezer broke on Thurs., furnace quit on Fri. and glue gun blew up on Sunday, hmmmmmmmm somebody trying to tell us something? Have been w/o furnace all weekend, supposedly furnace and freezer are getting fixed today. Made a trip to Calcutta with a bunch of stuff Sat. and am trying to get a ton more done in the next two weeks for the open house. But I'm scattered and I have to stop that, need to work on one thing and finish it. Got too many ideas rattling in my head.  Boys won football Fri. night 35 to 6, now to the playoffs. Anthony went to Penn State this weekend and loved it. Trick or Treat was Sat. night and we only had about half what we did last year, but wasn't disappointed cause Veronica and John brought David Robert and Dominic and I was sure glad to see them. They are coming to Rob's party on Sunday. Lots to do this week. Christmas is 55 days away, geez, I'm depressing myself, think I need a nap.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yesterday was our Rob's 18th birthday, how did that happen? The years have flown by, just yesterday he was that little boy crying "I jus wanna be wif you", Jill would be so very proud as I'm sure she is watching over him. He has grown into such a wonderful young man despite losing his momma  at such an early age. We have tried to keep her memory alive. We are still in Fl. and starting home this weekend. Got my cupboards finished painted, scrubbed furniture, and new stove is in and shed is up, so now it's home to try and finish a bunch of stuff for the shop for Christmas. Started a lot, now just to hurry and get them done. Weather here is still hot and kind of looking forward to some cooler weather, I work much better when it's not so hot. Spoiled everyone here with brownies, stuffed pepper soup, cupcakes, pumpkin pie, and boston cream pie, so it's time to go home and spoil my peeps there. Going to have a BD party for Rob on Nov. 7.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here we are sunny Florida

We made it to Fl. Sat. night, 15 hours straight and were we ever beat. Got here, golf cart a mildew mess, weeds like a forest, but two days later, and some elbow grease, and it is starting to look like we live here again.
Worked on kitchen for two days, with some great helpers, its pretty much ready for inspection next wk. will call inspector on Mon.
My new stove came today and I am right now painting behind it, what a filty mess that was, but it was probably never moved the whole time it was here.
Ordered new shed and it will come on Mon. Randy has been working to clean out the old one.
The weather here is just beautiful, 85 all the time and no rain, nice breeze. Have done no crafting just reading.  Other starting to come in, Patty on way today.
Well, it's back to painting so it can be done and move the stove where it belongs, not a lot of room to move around this place, when I go home I feel like I'm in a mansion.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 25

Yesterday was my baby sisters birthday, Lord, she was 58. Hope she had a nice one.
Just posted a picture of that Susan Jill Hall boot, this was in the process, just finished it today, and I antiqued it, looks great. Love that book, so I'm going to do a few more things. This summer I found that bunch of cupboard doors that are unfinished and routed on the edge, looks like a frame around a picture. So I'm doing a couple of those and I based two old wood ironing boards, probably won't get them done just yet, but it's a start.  Howland won last night 48 - 0, now that makes them 5 - 0, good for them. Got the garden cleaned off and a lot of the perinnials cut back, seems like they were just sprouting. Morning glories are about done, where did summer go. Nick got bit by a bee in his sock yesterday at gym and it swelled up pretty bad. Jan went to check on him and gave him some Benadryl so he marched last night. He was here for breakfast this morning (mickey d's of course) and it still was swollen and red, said it was starting to itch so that's good.  Rob got his first check on Wed. it was 2 pays cause they screwed up his withholding papers so he was happy. Steve called today and asked us over for Carole's birthday tomorrow, she will be tickled. Little Rand is in some tournaments for soccer today and his papa went. Guess I better get back to work, my horoscope said I could take a break today but not for too long so I can meet my goal. Don't believe in that stuff but amazing how on the money it is sometimes.