Sunday, May 27, 2007

Taking a break

It is a hot hot Sunday afternoon here in good ole AZ. Sorry Dad, I'm sure my high 90's sound better than your 60's. I have been out cleaning the pool. all these winds have deposited many leaves and other junk in my pool. So presently I'm taking a break while I refill the pool. Must say it is cooler in here than it is out there. Rocket scientist aren't I???

Yesterday was a whirlwind shopping, junking, and antiquing day with Colleen. I think we were in Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert and Phoenix. Lots of stores lots of stuff. A news flash for all of you that know about the antique store on 7th ave that had the boom boom room. It is closed How sad. Well not for us but I'm sure someone will miss not having a place to shop for tiarras and huge sized platform shoes. Ok back to Saturday. I had some specific things in mind to shop for and 1/2 of them I found and the other 1/2 alas I did not. We were priveledged to some of the snottiest, rude staff at ETC and some of the nicest at Recollections. I truely don't know why stores don't demand their help take a class on customer service and SMILE but they don't. Glad I rarely go there as I can certainly spend my money elsewhere. Makes me so appreciate my favorite DEVINE MEMORIES where you are always greeted with a friendly smile and they are helpful!! ok any way I was able to find the doodling stencil, but only one and the Stickles I wanted. Colleen found and bought anything that was not bolted or nailed to the floor or wall. She now has 2 more baby dolls and a bassinette for them among many many other goodies. It was a fun day.
I need to complete 2 big projects I'm working on so I can get my house cleaned up. I have sacks , bags, boxes, paper and what all scattered from scraproom to the kitchen and back. oh well it is just me here so guess if I can stand it a few more days all is good.
Pool is about ready to be cleaned again and I have cooled off. More later hope all are having a wonderful weekend. Below are some pics of my goodies
Cute little jars of buttons
Metal bin Colleen thinks it needs painting but I like the rusty green

One of 2 bags Colleen bought and decide she didn't like so I bought from her

Vintage postcard holder
3 pails held together with this handle





Friday, May 25, 2007

Missing

Don't everyone faint, but yeap it is me the bad blogger actually writing today. No excuses just haven't been blogging.
I seriously can't believe this is Memorial weekend already. Boy the year is just flying by. No special plans just relax and rejuvinate for the upcoming weeks.
Kim tagged me to write 7 wierd facts about me hmmmm do I want to actually put it on paper so the whole world knows. If I think about it I guess those people that are close to me know most of my weirdness anyway ok so here goes
1. Dishwasher has to be loaded in a certain way (top rack first then bottom and silverware last)
2. Magazines, newspapers read from back to front
3. Laundry done in the same order whites, lights, darks, towels
4. I clean in absolutely the same order livingroom, kitchen, bathrooms
5. Alarm clock and watch and clocks in my house usually set 10-15 minutes ahead as I hate being late
6. Only use one type of dishsoap, laundry soap, bath soap no matter what is on sale
7. Routinely wake up at midnight starving and usually have a snack
Ok not very weird or exciting but there it is.
Lots of errands and running to do today and special projects for work to finish up for BBQ on Tuesday.
Seems weird to post without pics but haven't taken any lately. so off to start the running. Everyone have a safe and happy Memrial Day

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom, Jennifer, Jo, Sheryl and Kate. Hope you are all having a great day of pampering and relaxation. That is funny huh??
My day has been quiet and I have accomplished a lot today. My big project that took over the house is completed and ready to be mailed wink! wink! The yard is raked and the debris from the last wind storm is picked up, the pool received some attention and the weeds got their daily squirt of weed killer. What more can I ask for. Just waiting for Jennifer to call so I can meet her at Trader Jo's for groceries new experience.

MOM

Birthday and Mother's Day gifts from the Vicks aka Jenn, John Sadera and Anthony. I love my clothes and.............

Yeap my new license plate cover is on too cool kids!! Bet you didn't think I would get it on so fast huh Fooled ya

Pictures from our family celebration at Tsunami last night. We celebrated 3 birthdays and Mother's Day and had a blast. New chef and the food and sushi which is already good was even better. My filet melted in my mouth. After we ate they came out and sang Happy Birthday to us what a riot and each of the birthday kids (Ya I'm a kid at heart) got a bowl of ice cream with a candle. They even brought Anthony one so he wouldn't feel left out. Great times



The famous volcano built of onions. I finally got a good pic of it


Our Chef






Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bad bad bad blogger

I have been in a bloggers funk it seems. Just didn't have a whole lot to say. I guess I just needed time for self reflection on my life and the directions I want to go. Yeap my birthday came on Sunday the 6th and I had what I would call a perfect day. Lots of phone calls from family and friends, and a day of just sitting in my PJ's and doing what I wanted. No great expectations just thinking and searching. It is amazing that I am now 58. Turning 50 certainly didn't bother me as much as this birthday has. My goal has always been to age gracefuly and I am falling short of that. I do mind the grey hair, the wrinkles the sagging body the aches and pains of the joints. I do mind the lack of energy, of being tired all the time. When I think of retirement coming up in the next few years (ya right) I want to be full of energy, embrace my life, travel, do unexpected things. Guess we will see where that goes.

So again it was a busy week at work with the usual trials, stressors, and of course the positive good laughs and many lunches with vendors. Unusual bizzare weird phone calls and patient requests. typical week.
let's see last Friday I attended a crop at Devine Memories and didn't accomplish a whole lot but had a great time just hanging out visiting.
so on to a new week busy weekend is ahead with Michelle's Celebration of Life Service today, and celebration of Sadera's, TJ's and my birthdays and Mother's Day tonight at our favorite Japanese resturant. So a good weekend ahead of me

Birthday gift from a dear friend Michelle. I love this little bird

Jan's May Stampin Up Club class. Good times and wonderful cards and bag

Michelle passed away last Friday May 4th. She fought such a valient battle but according to her husband Don she passed peacefully with her family at her side. To say that she will be missed by all of us is such and understatement. I think we meet one person in our lives who has an amazing impact on us. Michelle was one of those people. Such a positive, inspirational, funny, caring person. You will be so missed Michelle by all of us. We will miss that twinkle in your eye, your "wicked" sense of humor, your zest for life, and your famous stories. I know you will be watching over us and please keep Colleen in check!!!