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FOR TODAY...September 28th


Outside my window... It is dark way too early but it is a sign cooler weather is coming


I am thinking...fall has to be coming soon doesn't it???

I am thankful for...good friends

I am wearing...capris, blouse

I am remembering... What a wonderful weekend it was in Cali

I am going...to clean house this week!!!

I am reading...CMS rules yuck!!!!

I am hoping...to finish up a card I am working on

On my mind...many things all jumbled in a rats nest in my brain

From the learning rooms... New CMS rules

Noticing that... My staff is getting along today Yes and thank you

Pondering these words...

From the kitchen...left overs crock pot swiss steak mashed potatoes

Around the house... very messy

One of my favorite things cool mornings

From my picture journal... Artistic Affaire L'Automne Sept 19,2009


Quiet weekend

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This has been a pretty quiet weekend. I guess I was more tired from my Cali trip than I had thought. I also think I have picked up a "bug" as I am just not feeling the best. Can't decide if it is these darn allergies or what.



Saturday I made a quick trip to Mystic Paper and picked up some Halloween Stamps. That was pretty much it for me as I was hot and tired so home I came. Fixed chicken Marsala in the crock pot for my dinner and it was beyond yummy.



Today I decided that I needed to do something besides being a slug on the couch. I made Margie's pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Oh my goodness it make a bazillion of them. I will definitely be bringing some to my kids and to work. I made little muffin holders with a die for the Big Shot that I continue to hold for ransom. Colleen will have a large ransom by the time she gets home
Have swiss steak in my crock pot for my dinner and have laundry about done. Played with new Halloween stamps loving them.
So not much news off to…

My Swap and Gifts

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The 3rd and final post of my past weekend. Warning lots of photos :)
I was the hostess of the Thankful fabric book swap. I made each of the swap members a fabric book and then they were to make a fabric square to be adhered inside the book. I had so much fun making their books and gathering laces and trims and buttons for them to embellish the inside pages as the wanted. The fabric squares each person did were beautiful and each one unique.
A pic of all the goodies I gave each one


This was Anette's first swap and she was so nervous. She did great

Maija's beautiful square. I so love little vintage girls and a hand stitched piece from her!

Colleen's sweet baby Ella. Colleen's thumb was so sore from the quilting. She had a guaze cover over her square tied with a ribbon

Earleen's felted square. Again another first time swapper. Loved her choices of colors and my first felted piece to have in my book
Loved Marsi's tree. I am so partial to trees so this one is special too

Sa…

Artistic Affaire L'Automne part deux

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Saturday we were up early and to the studio to begin our wonderful day. Lots of visiting and laughter as we got ready for our classes. The studio was beautifully decked out in my favorite "fall theme" Everything was to perfection. Unfortunately I walked out of my hotel room without my camera so no pics from me.
I purchased one of Kim's new totes and an apron that matches it. They are simply beautiful.

The table settings were all decked out in fall colors. Kim had made each of us a covered journal, name tags, goodie bags. It was all over the top.


Friday nite at the vendor soiree Laura hosted the cutest make n take. It was one of Kim's cake wood cut outs that we decorated. So cute!


Lisa Kettell began the day with a fairy and shadow box class.Our table was full of laughter as Earleen was so funny making her "angel". All of our little creations turned out so cute.


Julie had an upbeat vintage ceiling tile class for our second class of the day. I learned lots of new t…

Wordless Wednesday

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Returning to Reality

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This past weekend I had the privilege to attend one of Kim C's most fabulous events Artistic Affaire L'Automne. What a wonderful fun filled, pampered week end. No detail was left undone everything was perfection. To make the event that much more special I connected with Colleen( who is in Oakland now) and all the wonderful girls and friends from past events. Sweet Maija was there and sad to say about the only time we see each other is in California. The weather to us Az girls was humid but it didn't stop us from having a ball.
My adventure started Thursday when Kim H picked me up and we headed on our way. We arrived at Kim C's to be greeted by the sweet Amy Powers and Lisa Kettell. It was off for pedis that Kim had arranged for us and then back to Kim's for girl talk and laughter.
Friday while Kim H, Jamie, and Alice helped Kim get ready for the evenings soiree Colleen and I caught up on all the happenings.
We were given a limo instead of the town car we had ordered t…

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FOR TODAY September 14,2009...

Outside my window... It is getting very windy and huge white clouds are rolling in. Maybe a bit of rain to cool us desert folks down.

I am thinking...Just hang in there for 3 days and then you will be able to relax and temporarily forget work

I am thankful for...A very short work week. For some reason I am very tired today.

From the learning rooms...Kindness patience I am trying very hard to keep these two things in mind today and tomorrow. I am learning more than I ever wanted to about INFLUENZA, Getting everything ready to offer vaccines to all staff and patients.

From the kitchen... Not much in the kitchen today. Pretty bare cupboards

I am wearing... PJ's

I am creating... Lots of ideas floating in my head

I am going... To Kim's wonderful event on Thursday

I am reading...

I am hoping... For cool weather to arrive when soups will be tasting so good

I am hearing... Very quiet right …

A week end in review

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This has been a pretty busy week end but one in that I accomplished a lot. Today I had my very first Pumpkin Latte of the season. Yummy. Now it is hotter than heck outside but I have to say the hot coffee was so good even with the non fat milk and no whip cream.

Sat I was up early and headed to Mystic to join the celebration of their 5 year anniversary. As I walked out my door this is what I saw! Now times must be really alot worse than I thought if you need a hearse to advertise your moving sale. Funny thing or not when I came home from work Friday there were alot of cars at this house with the hearse parked in front. I figured some one had passed away and the hearse was there to pick them up. About 30 min later the hearse was gone cars gone and house all shut up so didn't think much about it. Well I guess no one passed away and they are moving. Gee I am sure going to miss their loud house shaking Mexican music!!!

Anyway I made it to Mystic with out further incident and had a real…