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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Cuddler

We are long gone!
I am still looking for ugly stuff to get out of my house (or hide). Getting my carpets cleaned was the perfect opportunity to get those ugly recliners out of my bedroom. I had been wanting to do this since I put them in there. We found this at Big Lots...cheap! We both sat in it and held hands while we watched the National Park Series last night! One of us fell asleep. My next project is getting new drapes for my scrapbook room. I hope my daughter and her sister will help me next week when she comes. We will have to to some demolition because there is a big old board on the ceiling that holds that ugly 80's valance.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Connie's Quilt

I took photos of a quilt made by a friend yesterday....thought you all would like to see it.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Closets and T Shirts

  • We had some beautiful fall weather this week and I am guessing that is what brought on an irresistible urge to clean closets. First, I went to Bealls to use my 20% off anything coupons that they send me every month. (something else I am unable to resist.) I came home with 5 pieces of clothing: 2 pants (both black) and 3 shirts. My total was $37.

  • That was when the urge came over me and I started dragging stuff out of my closet. The first two things, I found were shirts just like the ones I just bought with my coupons. Evidently, I really liked those shirts. As I started throwing stuff out of the closet, I found this collection of T shirts from my employer:

I did not count them but a conservative estimate would be 25 Shannon Hospital T shirts. Who wears these things? And who picks these colors? (Actually, I saw a lady in Walmart wearing that lime green one, yesterday.) Maybe this could be an answer to our "health care crisis": stop giving your employees t shirts and other useless gifts with your name on them.

  • I spent a very productive 30 minutes watching Decorating Cents and cutting these beauties up into dusting rags. When I finished with my closet, I went on to the room we affectionately call "the computer room" and did some serious damage in there.
  • Unfortunately, my compulsion got more and more out of control and I even ventured into my husband's sanctuary which he calls a library. Every wall is lined with books, but lately things have been accumulating in there and it could more accurately be called a storage room/exercise equipment room.
  • The same guy that started landscaping our flower beds two months ago and has yet to finish, gave him a "glider" which really put that room over the top for me. He used it four times and hurt his back on it. To his credit, he did agree to get rid of it and took it out of the room. Then he made a big mistake and went to work.
  • After discovering that I could actually walk into the room, I started cleaning in there. I knew I was in dangerous territory and sure enough, I am still hearing about the damage I did in there. He has already made progress getting it back to normal. I'm not sure if he visited the 7 bags of garbage I put out in the bin, but I'm sure I'll find out soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

News from Huntsville Alabama




Until one of my kids moved there last month, I had never heard of Huntsville, Al. Since then I have discovered a lot of interesting news makers live there. First, I heard about this creative kid:
An 11-year-old boy faked his kidnapping Friday to avoid bringing home his bad report card, Huntsville police said.
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/09/boy_fakes_kidnapping_to_shed_b.html

Then yesterday, this philanthropist made the headlines:
A Huntsville woman who owns her own defense contracting business on Friday won an EBay auction to have dinner with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008. Cathy Maples bid $63,000 to be donated to Ride 2 Recovery, a program that supports wounded veterans.
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/09/huntsville_woman_wins_online_a.html
I have since been searching in vain for some interesting news from San Angelo or even Lubbock. Unless you are interested in the upcoming quail season, or a 83 year old man retiring from running his grocery store in Christoval, you are out of luck for us.
In Lubbock, folks are very sad since Texas Tech lost the football game last night to UT. That's about it for them. They have no quail, I guess.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Papa's birthday

Listening to "Happy Birthday to you" from Lubbock. Our happy baby.

Some little helpers blew out Papa's candles while he was on the phone with Lubbock. I don't think he minded. Just so he gets to eat some!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Somthing cool you can do on snapfish

This may have been available for a long time, but I just found them on Snapfish. You can make 4x 6 collages for 9 cents each! I had a ball making these things from my favorite photos.

The possibilities of things you could do with these are endless. You can make 5x7s for .59 and 8x10s for $2.99.
You can put up to 20 photos on one. That is a pretty cheap and quick scrapbook page if you like to do hybrid scrapping.
If you want to try this, go to the snapfish store and look under "what's new". They say this is an "introductory price". I made a bunch of them, here are a few.





Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reading

Yes he can! I always get excited about reading. I am not the brightest crayon in the box but I have been very much aware, since I learned to read how much advantage a reader has in life. If you can read, you can learn just about anything and life is just much easier in every way. Way to go, Z!