Thursday, January 22, 2009

Heat Wave

We had a heat wave today of 65 degrees. I wish it would stay because the furnace is still not working at work. I have already made up my mind that if the temperature goes as low as they say I am not staying and work in the cold.

You can always tell when the motorcycle riders think that it is getting warm because the bikes come out.

The days are getting longer and it is nice to come home in the daylight instead of the dark. We will all take every good day that we can get.

I have been teaching one that I work with how to load pictures. He doesn't think that he will ever learn. I told him that I had lots of help from a lot of nice people, who didn't get upset with the questions. I had never had an e-mail with an attachment until yesterday and my son happen to stop by the house. He was kind enough to show mom how to open it. I am getting a little braver. I just wish I knew about making better pictures. I guess that will come in time.

I saw in the paper today that we are going to have a baseball team back at our stadium this summer. It is suppose to be made up of a lot of local college students, who are home for the summer. It is fun to go watch a game or two without having to spend big bucks and travel that far. I have always got turned around and lost when I went to the Royal's stadium in Kansas City. I can usually find my way, but it takes a while.

We are going to be the home of the Chief's training camp at our local college in 2010. They are building this big training center that is suppose to be able to be used for a lot of things and have a l0t of activies going on at once. I just know it will cost a lot of money and I wonder where it is going to come from.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009


We are counting the days until Spring and each day of sunshine makes us that much closer. Today we hit 50 degrees and tomorrow it is suppose to be 60 degrees, but the weekend the temperature is to drop and we are to have snow.
My puppies are finished and ready to put in my shop at . I have been falling asleep in the chair the last few nights, when I was working on a project. I have started me a set of Valentine Pillowcases which is about half finished. I have been fighting a sinus infection for the last couple of weeks. I, also, have allergies from the cedar and lumber dust, which doesn't help to much. Finding medication that really works can be a problem.
Do you ever have a day that you just wish that you could do what you wanted for yourself and forget everybody else or that someone would take care of you for a change? It time to go work on my pillowcases and do something else for a while.
I am anxious for when you can get outside and enjoy more of the fresh air.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring is Coming

We went to visit our oldest two grandsons and their mommy and daddy today. We hadn't seen them since Christmas because of the sickness that had been going around. They had all been sick and even though we had our flu shots I didn't want to run the risk of catching it.
My son and his wife does art work using a scrolling saw. This was his latest creation that he had finished. It was so neat and made you think about spring coming soon. Can't wait !
He had cut out a deer scene earlier before Christmas for a craft show that they had done. The deer was standing at the clearing of some cedar trees. The woodworking guild that they belong to made puzzles, cars, jewelry boxes at Christmas time for the Sertoma Toy Drive. They had over 800 children to sign up for it.
I just thought that I would share it with you. He is very talented and creative. It is a relaxation for them. Everybody has to do something because it makes for a healthier mind.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heat Wave

We had a heat wave today. We made it to the upper 30's and it is supposed to be warmer tomorrow. Anything would be an improvement over last Thursday and Friday. What really made it bad was that the furnace at work decided it didn't want to work right. My office was 63 Friday. I had an afghan wrapped around my legs and gloves on my hands. Needless to say my computer was running awfully slow. The temperature kept dropping and the repairman hadn't made it when I left.
I have been working really hard on some new tea towels for my etsy shop. I put some in the evening, but for some reason I keep having problems with my windows internet explorer not responding. Then I have to shut the computer down and go again, but when you are halfway done with what you are doing it makes it frustrating.
You can see my tea towels at

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Design for Valentine's

I really like my new look on my blog page. I have to have a change every so often or I feel that I am in a rut. We haven't seen our grandsons since Christmas because of all the illness that has been going around. We don't need it at our house that is for sure.
I have had my first sale for 2009. It is going to Canada so I guess you could say I am going global. I feel like maybe this is going to be a good year.
When we went shopping yesterday, my hubby walked every place we went,the grocery store,the sewing shop where I was asking questions how to do with my sewing machine. I tried what I thought I wanted to do but I didn't like it. It was more walking then he is use to doing and it was so cold. Today he was back to using the wheel chair.
I must get back to my valentine project.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cold,Cold, Cold

We don't have the snow, ice, or as cold as some of you, but I am ready for Spring. Our furnace isn't working right at work and I am tried of dressing in layers. Maybe tomorrow the furnace will work. I do have an afghan to lay over my legs while I am on the computer. It works so very slow when it is cold.
My snowmen are one of the latest projects that I got completed. I have them listed in my etsy shop at http:/
They just have a finished perle edge at the present time because I couldn't make up my mind what color I wanted to put around the edge. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions are so hard to make so I can always add to them at a later date.
I,also, put Mr and Mrs Rooster in my shop. They reminded me of the ones that I used to sell to my grandpa when I was growing up. I am having to stick to some smaller projects that I can take with me. I have to many things going on right now. I can't blame hubby for the doctor visits lately they have been mine. I am just thankful that the tests can be all done in one location. I just wish the results would come in quicker.
The snow drifts that I have seen on the news lately reminded me of when I walked on top of snow drifts to make it home for Christmas one year. My brothers wasn't so lucky, they would sink in. Have you ever had snow ice cream? My mother would make that after we would get a fresh snow. It was so good. We even used my mother's wash tub and dad's scoop shovel turned backwards to sled in. It was so much fun even if we did get in trouble for it.
Stay warm.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Last Day of Vacation

Today is the last day of a 4 day vacation before going back to the day job. The weather has been very cold and windy today. We went out for awhile this morning, but most of the day has been spent at home doing laundry, and etc.
I was going through a box I had brought home from my mother-in-law's apartment that I had been putting off for quite a while. I came across this : The title is "I'm Fine'
There's nothing whatever the matter with me. I'm just as healthy as I can be. I have arthritis in both my knees. And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze. My pulse is weak and my blood is thin, but I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. I think my liver is out of whack and a terrible pain in my back; My hearing is poor, my sight is dim, Most everything is out of trim. But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. I have arch supports for both my feet or I wouldn't be able to go on the street. I can't sleep night after night, and in the morning I'm simply a sight. My memory's failing, my head's in a spin, I"m peacefully living on aspirin. But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. The morale is, as this tale we unfold, That for you and me who are growing old It's better to say, "I'm fine," with a grin than to let them know the shape we're in. Author Unknown.
It reminded me how many times I have said "I'm fine" when I really wanted to be somewhere else.
It is heck to grow old. I got my lab results yesterday and I spend the day researching medicine to see what kind of side affects it would have and as I like to say the whole nine yards. My cholesterol is out of whack which I figured it was going to be so it wasn't a big surprise. I have to decide what I am going to do about it. The doctor said it is my choice, but when you are a caregiver you have to weigh all options to how it will affect you and your being able to take care of the other person.
Tomorrow is back to work and we won't have a long weekend for quite awhile. It spoils you just a little when you have two of them back to back. It makes it a little harder to remember which day of the week it is with that many days off. It will be a busy week and month with all of the extra things that have to be done such as W'2's and of course you always have someone wanting theirs right now. I really don't see how they can file their income tax so fast must not itemize that is for sure.
Happy 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

This is another picture I took during the crazy weather that we had. It is in the high 40's today and I am having a quiet day of reading blogs and doing what I want to do.

I was so exhausted from the last two days with everything I had to do that I needed a little down time. The house is peaceful and quiet with hubby taking a nap. He doesn't have much energy today. He gets to feeling better and then we do to much. I am off work until Monday the 5th. With all the holidays I haven't worked that much the last two weeks. I have been working on projects that I need to get done so I will have some new things for my etsy shop.

We are trying a new prescription d insurance provider this year. I am having a hard time believing the prices with the differences in the prices. Even the co-pays are anywhere to 15.00 to 20.00 cheaper. It is kinda like shopping for a new car. Ha.

I see so many things that I would like to try, but not enough hours to do it all.

Happy New Year