Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Aren't new friends fun!!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
My mother's oldest friend was over Friday to pick her up for a little outing. They go out once a week for an ice cream sundae. Of all the things my Mom has forgotten - she still remembers ice cream. She is almost single-minded in its regard! Alice noticed the purse on the frame and RAVED about it. She was the recipient of one of my first rugs. So...........the little light came on in my head - Christmas present!
I guess now I will have to be extra careful with the finishing job!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I am sore as heck, but it will be worth it in the end. I might even lose a few pounds since all I've eaten for a few days is pudding, apple sauce and cream of wheat. Tonight I was so hungry I popped an extra Advil and had some french fries with gravy. Semi-solid food - big step!
It wasn't as bad as I was led to believe. A few people gave me horror stories before but luckily it wasn't like that for me. There was a few minutes in the dental chair where I thought I might be auditioning for "Silence of the Lambs". They need to keep your teeth dry for the glue to adhere so they put these cheek spreaders in your mouth and in the middle is this plastic basket -----this is where you stick your tongue to keep it out of the way. Yes, it is a basket. And all I could think of was that thing over Hannibel Lecters face in the movie. I was trying so hard not to laugh, because I thought I might choke to death! Seriously, if he had looked down and called me "Clarisse" I was outta that chair! LOL
So this year, finally, the Halloween candy is safe. I can't eat any of it. Hmmm, I didn't really think this through, did I??
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Special thanks to Jennifer and her Mom who helped out today too. It was a great day and the time flew by. I'm registering again next year - for sure.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Yes, this is a Dora the Explorer Lunch Bag - And yes its mine! Cute huh!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I'll try and take some pictures Tuesday from the class. It will be fun to see the other patterns and to learn how to put this darn thing together once it's hooked. Corinne and I have a back-up plan ..... if necessary we may convince her mom to sew our purses together. Shhhh, don't tell Nancy!
I wanted to take a picture of this burning bush in my backyard all week, but it was always raining. Today was sunny, but it has started to shed, but it still is quite pretty.
Friday, October 9, 2009
And lets not forget Thanksgiving Dinner. A feast, for sure. Turkey with all the trimmings. No diet this weekend - mashed potatoes and gravy, turnips with a brown sugar glaze, carrots drizzled in honey, bread stuffing (my personal favorite), cranberry sauce and then pumpkin pie!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This is my struggle every year. You see, most years I end up buying my Halloween candy TWICE. I start picking it up gradually several weeks ahead and naturally I sneak a treat every now and then....and before the 31st rolls around - I'm almost out again. So I trudge back to the store and vow to "never do that again".
I have even tried to force myself to buy the kinds of candy that I don't like - then I won't eat it. But where's the fun in that???
So here we go again - I just returned from Walmart with the first load. And yes, I am testing out the twizzlers.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
And this is the Angel pattern I had to have. I saw her hooked and finished hanging beside the door as I went to leave the shop. I instantly fell in love with her and although it is a larger pattern than I was looking for, I just couldn't leave her.
Apparently I have NO impulse control.