Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. My son was home, so that made a great Thanksgiving for us. Our daughter and family had stopped in to see us before Thanksgiving on the way to her husband's family gathering. Love having a long weekend to see family, eat too much and sleep in.

I didn't do the crazy Black Friday shopping but am going to go out today and see if there are any sales. Do a little shopping with my son. He wants to buy a Wii and I want to find some work slacks for him for Christmas. It helps when he is with me and picks them out!

Many, many things to be thankful for this year. Good health, new births, good jobs, and family that we love and loves us.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lists and a Movie

Lists are good. Lists really help me get my thoughts in order. There are times when ideas and thoughts are going round and round in my head and if I don't put them down on paper then I forget something and spend precious time trying to remember those thoughts. Not good!

Here is a sample of my current list. Very random, but still helpful.
  • Buy black purse. (done)
  • Write thank you note to ...
  • Print photos (done)
  • Develop gift card for mission project
  • Buy gloves (done)
  • Look up information about B6, B12, and D3 (done)
  • Crochet baby afghan
  • Sew edging on blanket
  • Look at shot records and see what I need next for my trip to Kenya
  • Send note to friend about mother's illness
  • Buy towels and get monogrammed
  • Test out table decor for Christmas
  • Work on Christmas newsletter.

    Regarding my other topic - movie. We are going to see "The Blind Side" tonight with Sandra Bullock. I am really looking forward to this movie. I hope it is as good as it looks. We are going with another couple and then out to dinner. Looking forward to a relaxing evening.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cookie Decorating

Getting a head start on Christmas cookie decorating. Not sure when my granddaughter will be back at my house, so we took advantage of the opportunity.

Cora, my daughter (her mom), Great Grandma and Nana (me) iced sugar cookies together.

We even had a great time eating the cookies. Cora was on a sugar high! She was very funny and giggly. She thought this was the greatest ever!

The cookies weren't anything fancy, just kept it simple. Memories.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

My father (on the left) is a Veteran from the Korean War. He was in the Navy prior to my birth. My FIL (on the right) was also a veteran in the Air Force after World War II and before the Korean War.

Thank you to all the Veterans and soldiers, past and present. We appreciate your service.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Decoupaged this trashcan for my granddaughter, Olive's room. Each side had a different decorative sheet on it.

The "O" on the trashcan matches an "O" that I decoupaged for her wall.

I'm currently crocheting a baby afghan for my new great nephew to be born at the end of November.

Always need some sort of craft going!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Not Hawaii 50, but 5-0 as in I will be 50 on Saturday! When I was a child, 50 was forever old. Whole different story when you get there! One of my grandmothers was 53 and the other was 52 when I was born. And weren't they always very old?

While I wrap my brain around 50, my early birthday gift from my family is this Nikon D3000 camera. I was soooo surprised. But my family knows that I love taking pictures and this is a fabulous digital camera. I've been taking pictures and reading the internet to find out more about this camera and how it works.

Here are a couple of pictures I took. One is a picture of my lab Luke and the other out my front door.