Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I hate clothes shopping!!! I would rather be shopping for craft items. Trying on sizes you THINK you wear but realize uh oh! Need a different size. Not to mention all the exercise of putting on and taking off. Whew!!! Who needs a gym. After you have shopped and think you did good. You get home and try things on in your comfy surroundings. You guessed it. Changed your mind on what you thought looked good. Back to the store to make a return. Ugh!

I am experimenting posting using my new phone. Test run for when I am on the road. Hopefully, I have it the right keys. Between this tiny key pad and my eyes, who knows.

Smiles 'till I see you.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Disney 2012

My goodness I have been vegging out all weekend.  I guess running with the young crowd can really get you whooped.  This hot weather has not helped with the energy level.  Friday was our day at the assisted living group.  We did a watermelon card.  I'll get a picture and post it later.  Some of you saw the beginning project at the group gathering last week.  The ladies did a great job.  There were quiet a few pieces and I saved a lot of the gluing for them to do.  I only glued those tiny letters.  You know how aggravating they can be.  You get them glued everywhere but where you need them.

Finally finished the layout I started about a two weeks ago.  It doesn't need much explanation.  What a crew!!!!

I mean the kids not the characters.  Although, these guys are characters.   Love them.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WOW, I have been busy this week.  My Great Niece came for a visit.  So we have been busy since Sunday running around and playing.  She has enjoyed playing with my Great Niece who lives here.  It is wonderful for cousins to get together.  We have played games, dressed-up, ran through the water hose, swam, and gone to the movies.  Guess where I was by 9:00 every night?  Yep, I was safely tucked in my little bed.  And that is with drinking my coffee all day long.  Whew!!!  I don't know how these Moms and Dads do it.

Tomorrow we have the class at the assisted living home.  I actually almost finished it Saturday at our play day.  Just a few minor touches and we will be good to go.

Finally have my plane reservations to visit Mom Musto.  She is so excited.  When she is excited she doesn't hear what you are telling her.  So I have to send her a letter with all the  travel info in it.  I am dreading the flying.  My body is at the age where sitting for so long makes me so stiff I can barely move when I do stand-up. 

Have a great day!

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Had a great day yesterday at Gateway with the ladies.  Such cute things they were making.  Several were working on Halloween cards.  Now that is planning ahead.  Many were actually working in their scrapbooks.  Several were making cards for the first time and enjoying it.  Can you imagine!!!!  There was a retro card that had so many layers. Oh my!  But it sure was cute.  That Tags, Bags, & Boxes 2 cartridge had some great little boxes coming out of one Cricut.  Just a wonderful time of getting together.  Linda Northrup has managed to secure their church for people to get together and play.  It is monthly on the 4th Saturday unless scheduling makes us change the Saturday.  I will be sure to post any changes as they come.

Been at the shop this morning.  Thank goodness I went early before people were out and about.  I went to do some weeding so my attire was questionable.  If my Sister and Nieces had seen me they would have killed me.  I had on my pink mudders, black crop pants, and a lime green t-shirt that matched the stripe down my pants( I know Geneva is saying 'Oh Lord').  No make-up and of course my hair was wild and wooly.  You know that is what curly hair does when it gets humid.  As I was working I wished for a set of windshield wipers to keep that darn sweat out of my eyes.  See if I had makeup on it would been running all over the place.  Gracious some of those wild trees are so thick I could not get my loppers around them.  Forget up digging up those roots.  I think they have made it to China.

Better get back to listing things on the Etsy shop.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Did not get to go to to lunch yesterday. Another day.  Looking forward to Saturday and playing with the ladies.  Got my little wagon ready to load-up the Cricut and cartridge boxes.  Note to self---- remember the mat and cords.....  I also better make sure I have some projects to work on. Need to decide what to take for lunch.  Not gonna have a lunch run because we are not in town. Oh McAlister's how I miss you.

I have added shots from my Etsy Shop to the Blog.  Keep checking the shop I add things each day.

Hope to see you at Gateway tomorrow.  I think we get there at 9:00 am. 

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I did not work in the yard this morning because I am going to town and have lunch with the Wild Bunch.  I can't wait!!!  Well maybe I should.

I have several items listed on my Etsy shop.  Let's see who finds the shop first.

It has been a rainy morning.  It sounds lie it is booming in town.  Let the rugrats take a quick walk before the rains hit again.  Now I am watching the wind twirl my pinwheel. 

I may get creative when I get back from town if I am not too pooped.  You know how much I love being at home.  If not today maybe tomorrow.  I need to keep the juices flowing. 

Don't forget this weekend is the gathering at Gateway Baptist Church.  I wonder if Siri can get me there?

Better get something done while I am waiting for the head count for lunch.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Last week my Mother-in-law sent me some money for my Birthday.  So I broke down and finally got a smart phone.  I went to Geneva's to have a little visit with her family while the Missouri gang was there.  The kids helped me learn somethings as well as all the adults.  Whew!!!  I sure needed that jump start.  So far it has been interesting.  Yesterday on the way to town I pressed the button and ask Siri (you have seen the commercials where they talk to their phone)  to call Geneva.  Siri comes back and says" Sorry Gail, I can not get access to Switzerland's directory".  Ok, I almost had to pull over because I was laughing so hard.  I tried again and this time she did get the right Geneva.  Then last night I was here on the computer working on my Etsy sight and my phone chips (that is the sound for a text message). The message is from sweet Emily wanting face time ( this is what she helped me set up).  I said sure. So here we are seeing one another via phone as we talked to one another.  Of course I am sitting pretty still and she is all over thew room.  We talked until my phone came up that my battery is low.  So we said good night.  Technology is so wonderful. 

Well, technology is wonderful when it is working for you.  I have been try to set up my Etsy shop and can't get my darn banner to work.  So I finally just closed down last night.  I'll give it another try today.

Those cute little Hummingbirds are buzzing the Bottlebrush Bush this morning.  They are soo fast and make this sound.  Obviously we don't need a feeder. 

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am not a fan of big changes.  Blogger has changed it's format and it is a bugger to be retrained.  I'm comfortable with what I know don't make me grow by changing things!!!  Ha Ha. 

While working in the yard this morning I could hear the Quail off in the yard somewhere.  Couldn't see them but what a lovely sound.  Frank is gonna have quite a fire when he gets to burning again. 

I think I could become a hermit out here.  It is hard to motivate myself to go to town.  There are things at the shop I need to take care of but.....  Maybe I'll get there by lunchtime.  That's good reasoning.  I need to get some lunch.

I see where Tim Holtz has a new app for those smart phones.  You can keep track of what you have that has his name on it.  By next week there should be an app for the android phones.  The best part it is free.  I am checking around for an app for Cricut cartridges.  There is a free app for the android.  There are apps for the I phone but I have not read about how good they are.  The android app is from Joys life.  She has a blog with a file that lets you mark the cartridges you have and then print or save. 

Better get to going so I can motivate myself to get those car keys.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I finally have my e-mails below 100.  Phew!!!  What a job.  Many were mouthwatering dessert recipes.  How do you go about deleting those.  Folders.  Yep moved them to a folder so when I get hungry for something sweet.  I can surf those yummy pictures.  One came through this morning that was a single cup of chocolate chip cookie warm with ice cream.  Yowie!!! Did that look good.

Worked in the yard this morning 'til it got to darn hot.  When water starts rolling into my eyes where I can't see...  Then it is time to stop.  So I will get back out there tomorrow morning when it is cool.

Linda Northrup has moved up our meeting date at Gateway Baptist.  The new meeting is set for this Saturday July 21st.  Hope to see you there.

It is hard to believe that this is the middle of the month.  It won't be long and the kiddos will be back in school.  That means September is fast approaching.  I better get busy and start planning.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Can't Get My Head Wet!!!

I have been busy in the yard the last couple of days.  I weeded and placed some rocks in the front garden.  Then today I trimmed the Crepe Myrtle.  You know how those shoots start around the base.  Well, some I did not trim because they had a few blossoms on them.  I 'll trim them later. 
 I baby sat a couple of little dogs over the weekend.  One was a puppy.  Oh my gosh how you forget their little antics.  She is tiny and I had to be careful of where she was all the time.  She loved to get under some of my long table skirts and who knows what she did.  I think she would look for treasures to chew.  She was out of luck.  Because the only thing she would find would be dust bunnies.  

After the yard work and a shower I began another layout.  My brother sent me this photo of his grandson cooling off in a bucket.  He had an ear infection and was not supposed to get his head wet.  He sure figured out away to get around that!

The end of June was the card class at the assisted living home.  So I thought I would share the card we did. 

Yep, it had the bling going.  Those ladies noticed the sparkle on the fireworks right away.  They were able to do their own Cuttlebugging.  Of course, I made sure the handle did not swing back and hit them.

Fed-ex brought me a cute little Ladybug Stamp Set.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Birthday

 I've worked in my craft room creating today. Well, it took three rooms to finish.  You know me I spread out all over the place. And you can imagine poor Prissy.  She has a bed next to my desk here in the craft room but every time I move she is up and running.  She sure gets a good nights sleep.  There is still some arranging and learning spots to be more productive.  But I am here to tell you being away from the creative end for a few weeks makes it go slower when you bring out that paper and glue.  So I better set a schedule to create something every day.  Well maybe every couple of days.  Otherwise I put too much pressure on the creative aspect.  The layout is for my nephew who turns 36 today.  Oh my!!!  Can't be.  I'm not that old am I.  Jeez Louise!!!!  

Love you.  Happy Birthday!!!

That cute Ladybug stamp set arrived on Saturday.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Craft room and Debby

I am well and starting to see daylight in the craft room. I still have a long way to go at the shop. Those magazines are still lined up on the tables. Boxes need labeling and the stock room needs some work. But at least I can start to create again. I did a class at Still Waters last week. Who knows what I will get around to creating this week.

There is the old trusty computer sitting on the desk. All is well when that is running.

We were lucky with the heavy rain from Debby. No flooding around the house. One of our entrances is flooded. You can only get through with one of those high bed trucks. You know how I worried about our pond drying up.... Well here is a picture of our pond. The little walkway is under water. The log is now floating around with several large turtles sunning.

As you can see it is almost out to the road at one end. The waterfowl have been flocking in and enjoying the new water level.

Smiles until I see you.

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