Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dab of This and That

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend, and was able to spend a little time with some family and/or friends..

Look what I received in the mail on Thursday!! I was very fortunate to win Michael Lee West's newest book "gone with a handsomer man", when she had a giveaway recently. I have heard nothing but good reviews, and am really looking forward to reading the book. Take some time and check out her blog "Designs by Gollum", if you haven't already. She is a very talented lady.
My family get together was Friday night and ended up doing the BBQ and fixins, and added a couple of other things. I almost felt guilty not doing the traditional ham dinner this year, but they were going to have it at the in laws today, so all were happy.

Just a mumbling: A while back, Groupons had a deal for a cleaning service - 4 rooms cleaned, 1/2 price and I bought two. Knowing that since daughter and grands would be in and out a lot for the next couple of months, I could use some extra help. I intended to set up a time for this next week and will use the other one later down the road. Wellll - So far we are off to a rough start. I tried to call them last week during business hours and no answer. Tried again the next day, and it went into a recording. I left a message what the call was about, name and number and have yet to hear back. I am going to guess that they were heavily booked/busy - people getting their homes ready for Easter weekend. Anyone else had any dealings with them - good or bad?

Playing around with a picture in picasa.

Just another "Dab of This and That".
Have a great week!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Just to Say.......

Happy Easter ! ! !

Have a great weekend !

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Wonder if a Blogger Wrote This


This little poem has been floating around for years........
Cleaning Poem

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been "computering",
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my fanny,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside..
That really did the trick.....
I was just admiring my good work.
I didn't mean to "click".

But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it -
I was into it all night.

Nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess.......
While I sit here on my hiney.
Author Unknown To Me.

That poem seems to apply to me lately. I am blaming it on "Spring Fever" ! Yep!! That is what it is !
I have a lot that needs to be done, many things coming up in the near future that must be done, and here I sit. It is like a "lazy streak" has taken over my body. Maybe I need to double up on vitamins, B12, shift gears and see if I can get this body and mind moving.

Daughter and family will be back Friday, and I will have a house full for dinner Friday night. Do you think I have a menu planned - Nope! The idea of picking up BBQ and the "fixins" sounds better every minute.

More bad weather predicted for late this evening into tomorrow. :(

Have a good one!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Necklace and Charm Bracelet

When granddaughter was here in March, she was looking at my stash of jewelry supplies, and said she liked this cameo. Told her I would make her a necklace and have it ready for her when she returned, so it went from this.......
to this. I kept it pretty simple, as she is a tween.

I also made her a fun charm bracelet . Did not realize I did not take a before until it was finished.

I gave them to her when she arrived Thursday, and grandson asked if I could make him something for a boy. I did not have anything I thought would work, so he got money instead. Everyone is happy ! :D

Will be linking up with Susan @ "Metamorphosis Monday"
and Mary @ "Mosaic Monday"

House is quiet, as daughter and family left for home, so will swiffer the crumbs, vacuum the carpet and call it good. They will be back in less than a week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Springtime in the Courtyard

I had planned to take my camera for a walk today and take pictures of all the beautiful azaleas in bloom, but the wind is blowing so did not think many would turn out well.
Instead, I will share what is blooming in my courtyard right now. I potted annuals Friday, and still have a few more to fill. Will go one day this next week to get more - not sure just what.
No, that is not a helicopter in the sky - The carpenter bees are back!

Last year both of the azaleas bloomed at the same time and were beautiful. This year one has no buds at all - maybe a few tiny ones, and this is all the other one did.

Left the hook on the impatiens for now, as don't know if I will end up hanging them - depends on what I get this week.
I am linking up with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday"
and Susan @ "Outdoor Wednesday"

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


When daughter was here, she bought this pendant on sale at HL, and asked me to make her a necklace. With some silver chain, silver filigree beads, glass beads and a few minutes later, it went from this........
to this.
This one I made using pieces of a vintage bead necklace, vintage crucifix and new chain. The beads are such a dark blue, they are almost black. I had this completed and taking a picture, when I remembered I did not take one before. As long as I have been blogging, you would think I could remember.

Linking up with Susan @ "Metamorphosis Monday".

Have a great week !