Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Got Tagged...

I got tagged by Alee. Now I have to tell you six things about myself and then go off and tag six other blogs. I think I'll try to tell ya'll some corny off the wall stuff about me that like only those who know me the best know.

1. When I was about 5 years old, I wanted to grow up to be Smurfette. My mom and cousin seriously thought about painting me blue one day while I was napping. Oh if they had I would have just been over the moon. Well until the paint washed off anyway.

2. On my right foot, I have what I call two pinky toes. I stubbed my toe next to the lil bitty one when I was really young and cracked it and it just didn't grow back right. I always hated wearing sandals because of it. Well till this past year. Now I don't care if folks don't like my ugly toe. ;)

3. My honey man and I share some strange habits. We both sneeze loud enough to blow the roof off the house, smile at the tv, wear socks to bed, our left ankles crack the loudest, if asked to pick a number between 1 and 10 we pick 3 more than any other number, hmmm I feel like I'm forgetting something. (I'm very forgetful. He pretends to be, but really he just doesn't listen. lol)

4. I used to hate the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". My maiden name was Rudolph and the kids loved to sing it year round to aggravate me. I finally decided not to let it get to me anymore and they stopped.

5. My youngest daughter's name (Hallie), I got from watching an old John Wayne movie. Can't even remember what the name of the movie was now. But the leading lady's character's name was Hallie and I just fell in love with the name. But I never really cared for John Wayne movies much. Before that movie I was all set to name Hallie, Chloe.

6. I've learned how to do so many new crafts and things over the last few months from hangin out with my farmgirl sisters on MaryJanes Farmgirl Connection. The girls always leave me feeling inspired and courageous enough to branch out and try something different, to try things I thought I'd never do. The next thing I want to learn one day is... how to play the fiddle.

This was fun! Now I'm off to see who I can tag.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Trip to the Dentist and a Play Day

The kiddos had their 6 month checkup with the dentist this morning. For once everyone came out without cavities. Usually I have at least one that has to go back and have a tooth filled. Of course the hygienist said their teeth brushing habits are very lacking to put it nicely.

Once we got back into town, we stopped at the library. The kids checked a couple of books and then I got some too. I was reading a thread on MaryJanes Farmgirl Connection this morning about heirloom seeds. Then on my Myspace I happened across a post from a friend talking about Obama possibly appointing this head honcho from Monsanto to the USDA and the effects that could have on out nation's food supply. So the books I found are about composting, old time gardening wisdom and Burpee vegetables. Then I got a couple of other books to help me plan my wedding-- 1000 Best Wedding Bargains and Tantalizing Textures. OK the second book is really about ideas and techniques for scrapbook pages. I figure I can incorporate some of those ideas into my handmade wedding invitations. And yes I found some really cool ideas!!

It's back to work tomorrow. I really need to go see my friend, Christina. She had a little baby boy last week and I still have not got to go see them. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Wee Bit Hectic Today

Kiddies got out early from school today. Parent-Teacher conferences. Yay! They didn't do terrible. Well two out to three didn't. Cat's going to do better though.

Work has been staying pretty busy. That just amazes me right now because of the economy.

My best friend from high school went in for a scheduled C-section this morning. She gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy, Jacob. 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20 inches long I believe. I hope I get to go see them this weekend!!

And then Hallie had her second girl scout meeting this evening. She is a daisy. She's not so sure if she likes it much. She is such a backwards bashful lil girl. I hope she will get past that soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Squid Lens

Finally a new squid lens to promote my homemade goodies. It is not completely finsihed but it has enough to publish to the web. Stop by and check it out. Be sure to sign my guestbook and tell me what you think.

Flat Tire

Dropped the kiddos off at school and went straight to work. And just what do you think I saw when I got out of my van at work? Yep a flat tire! And to make it worse it is raining today and is supposed to all day long. But I'm not a sissy girl. Well not a big sissy anyway. I took it off and mom ran me to the garage. I'm very thankful the guy was able to fix my tire or it would have been about $100 for a new one. OUCH!! So the damage was only $15. Went back to work put the tire back on and came home and got a nice warm shower and dry clothes. mmmmmm Much better now.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I finally decided to take a crack at making purses. I didn't put a whole lot of effort into the first one. I just wanted to see if I could get the general idea of how it should go together. No pattern, just cut and sew. I've never done that before. The first one is mine made in fall colors. The second one turned out much better. I made this one for mom out of chicken material. I took extra time and did it right. I've had loads of compliments on both of them. Makes me wish more and more that I could just spend my days doing what I love and make enough money to pay my bills. Someday....