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A journal of the things I have made for charity

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Friday, February 29, 2008


Well now I went and done it...I flossed and popped my temporary crown out..stuck in back in but have a feeling it is going to start hurting and my hubby and I are going out of town for the week-end. Better remember to bring the aspirins.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On a roll

Can't believe it...Yesterday I found the place to do my nails and today I found a place to get a massage with a great deal to boot! It's called Massage Envy and with a year commitment you get an hour massage for $39.00. The girl I had did a great job and I am tickled pink....Now if that isn't getting pampered I don't know what is.............

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Today is my grandson's 17th birthday. Sadly he is spending it in a detention center.....I am hoping that he will finally learn the lessons he needs to learn to become a responsible adult and maybe by the time he is 18 he will have made a better path for himself.
Was remembering how hard my daughter had to push to get him here and strangely it is just as hard on her today but in a different way. I know I am not alone and I am not whining...it is just how it is right now.

Monday, February 25, 2008


I swear my timing sometimes just stinks.......I made the bright decision to do the behind the scenes series the same day as when I post for Nostalgia and it normally is my wash day too! Do you sometimes get yourself in these kind of pickles?

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Guess I am going to get serious about this red hat business...I ordered 10 yards of purple fabric yesterday. I hope it doesn't sit in the cupboard like some of the other pieces of fabric I have and I actually get some things made. Use to sew a lot, in fact sewed almost all my clothes with the exception of bra and panties. Do you know that there aren't even many fabric stores around any longer....had to go online to find the material I wanted.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Day

One of the reasons I decided to get rid of a bunch of stuff is so that I could make a little more room in my (doll room) and put my treadmill in there rather than in the closet where I had it set up...just got tired of looking at the wall................Moved it into the doll room and it is great!!! Doesn't look bad and can see out the window...Maybe I will even walk more and longer:):)

Friday, February 22, 2008


I had this bright idea that I needed to get rid of a bunch of stuff so I have been gathering up stuff since Christmas......I made an appointment with Salvation Army (via computer) to come and pick it up so now I have this huge pile of stuff out in the front yard and don't know which has me more nervous...them not showing up or the illegals taking it before they come!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I can't believe it.....me, who hates shopping....I went to a special Red Hatters store yesterday and bought some stuff and amazingly....I had fun. I am getting all kinds of visions and ideas of outfits to create from my little treasures. Maybe I just haven't been shopping for the right things all these years...hmmmm purple and red, maybe they are addictive LOL

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The back side of Valentines Day

Love getting them but hate it when they die. I try so hard to keep them going by cutting the ends everyday and changing the water but eventually they just give out.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Its a go

I went on the outing with the red hatters and decided to go ahead and join. Although the day was a little hard on me I think when I get to know everyone it will be great fun. The tour of the stadium was very interesting and lunch went fine. My problem is wearing a hat....gives me a headache. The gals were welcoming and tried hard to include me so think all in all it will be good. Starting is the hardest part and each chapter has different flavors so you need to check it all but if you are thinking of trying it....go for it:)

Friday, February 15, 2008

A new adventure

Today I am going to join a group of women from the Red Hat Society for one of their outings as a little trial run to see if I would like to join their chapter. Maybe you know about this group already...they are women who are 50 years and over who gather together for the purpose of simply having fun. They wear purple and red and come in all shapes and sizes:) I am not thrilled with the dressing up stuff but do like the idea of meeting other women in my age bracket without it being affiliated with another organization like shooting, church and etc. Today we are going to tour the stadium where the super bowl was held and then go to lunch at a nearby resturant:)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I have to go to the dentist today and have a crown done on one of my front teeth :(
I hate to go to the dentist...........I get gas and everything and I still hate it.
Don't know how I ever got through childbirth but going to the dentist is like getting a beating and paying big bucks for it. Need to think positive....need to think positive.....need to think positive........Well, I won't have to have this tooth filled again:) Be glad when it is over.........

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I have been looking a the One World Heart giveaway.....there are so many people with different perspectivies of art and gifts. Very interesting, I must say. Although it seems that most who have participated are people who sell their art as well, there are some very pretty and different things so if you have time to spare go check out some of the sites listed. You don't have to be giving something away to sign up to win if you see something you really like but do it before Feb. 14th!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dog washing

Yesterday I gave the dogs a bath....don't know why I put if off so long. They really are easy to do and they are so silky afterward!

Friday, February 8, 2008

What to say

My hubby and I were invited over to some friends and he is slowly dying of bone cancer. He continues to smile and try but what do you say? You wouldn't wish this on your worse enemy much less a friend and what's more we don't get to choose so who knows...you or I could be next. True, this isn't exactly an uplifting post but then sometimes life is just hard.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Here I am pushing 60 and low and behold I have a pimple! It is not just your ordinary little pimple...oh no, it is a big, ugly, angry, sore thing and it is on my back! Now go figure......good thing I have a hubby to come to the rescue because I sure can't reach it. I guess this is a Forest Gump "Life is like a box of chocolates" moment...LOL

Monday, February 4, 2008


I am not a football fan but since the Super Bowl was in my back yard, my hubby and I made an effort to watch the game. It was GREAT!! We were rooting for the NYG because they were the underdogs. My hubby played football in High School so he kepted me in the know of the why, how come, and the now what's. It really was an enjoyable night pop corn and all.....hmmmmm am I going to become a football fan????????

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I met with my cousin who no one knew existed yesterday. My uncle got a girl pregnant and never knew it....it is so sad because he never got over the break up with the girl and lived a very lonely life, only to kill himself when he was old, alone and sick. This cousin wanted to met me so of course I did but I had this feeling she was expecting something from me. She was kind and gracious and never ask for anything but there was this underlying feeling. Don't you wish you had a magic wand and could just fix everything.....poof, all better. Guess I would make a pretty silly looking fairy....grey haired and chunky but if the wand worked............no one would care:)