Saturday, November 22, 2008

Change of Seasons

The weather today is so mild and lovely. I got to spend a little time in my sacred spot in my garden with Quincy. We puttered around a little bit and were so lucky to not have to even wear shoes. Things sure look different there right now.

It Looks Like Cake

...but it tastes like Play-Doh smells. This pre-packaged Amaretto Cake is NOT my favorite dessert. I'm pretty sure I won't look for them anywhere to buy again....however, I just MIGHT search for a recipe and make one myself!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Unspending...A New Trend

Just look at all these new books I picked up at the library to read. I went there looking for a few specific books I wanted to look at before I bought them for my own library...I didn't find the books I was looking for, but I did find a huge selection of other knitting books....and it didn't cost me a penny!

There are soooo many wonderful projects and recipes in these books I am eager to try.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Knitting Again

I love how this item feels....100% cotton! Three strands knitted simultaneously for the ultimate "squish factor!"

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Not a lot of words today.

...just some photoplay and I found one I liked that I wanted to share. Seeing this makes me want to listen to Nat King Cole sing The Christmas Song.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

I found my desk!

I am so happy and proud to have found my desk. It was piled high laundry that needed to be put away, and papers and magazines I wanted to keep but hadn't found a home yet and other assorted stuff.

...and from the looks of it, I kinda like pens! I love this little duckie, too. Press her wing and she QUACKS!

Friday, November 14, 2008


We awoke this morning to find mama nature had given us a little gift. That's right! It was snowing. What a beautiful sight. When I realized that I had to get out in it, that beautiful gift felt like more of a curse. After two trips to the high school, one failed trip to the post office and one successful trip to the post office and one trip to drop Amanda off at work, I was more than ready for a steaming hot cup of STRONG coffee.

I was out and about a few days ago and saw somewhere that we had 45 days until Christmas. I looked at that and stopped dead in my tracks! "WHAT?!?" I thought, "Wait a minute! I haven't even decided on a card design yet! How can this be? I need more time! I'm not ready for the Holiday Season!" A couple of the radio stations started playing Christmas music today. After the snowfall and a little dose of Christmas music, I think I could easily be ready soon. I guess I don't have much choice! Like it or not, the rush is quickly about to begin...or has it already?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Take a Little Trip Part 4

afternoon sunlight

prayer candles

chocolate chip cappuccino muffins...delicious

Take a Little Trip Part 3

...more lace and Autumn... would seem my dad is also creative. This birdfeeder was a gift for Karen.

Dad curses the leaves when they fall....I think they look lovely.

A little shrub...and a web-spinning friend...

Kelly, Dad, Danielle
Karen, Dad
Kelly, Danielle

I loved this ceiling fan in the den.

Take a Little Trip Part 2

...a window seat...
Pumpkin Cake
Old Cards Scrabble with Dad and was a good game!
...window near breakfast nook...i loved all the lace and the abundance of big windows

Monday, November 10, 2008

Take a Little Trip

My sister and I got to travel to South Carolina to spend a weekend with our dad and his girlfriend, Karen. We got up very early in the morning to ride the bus to the airport. We were flying standby and had a connecting flight at Dallas/Fort Worth, so I figured It would be a better bet if I carried my suitcase on. One agent for the airlines we flew told me my suitcase would be all right even though it woudln't fit perfectly into the metal frame to check the size. The wheels made it just big enough that it might not work.

While we waited to board the plane, the ticketing agent told me she couldn't let me board the plane with the flip flops I was wearing and asked if I had packed another pair of shoes. I had only the shoes on my feet. Luckily, Danielle had an extra pair of shoes in her suitcase and let me wear them. They weren't bad shoes at all, but to wear them with a skirt, I felt really strange. The flip-flops looked much better.
Then as we were boarding the plane, the flight attendant told me my shuitcase was too big and it wouldn't fit since it was a full flight. I had to check my suitcase at the gate. I was beginning to wonder if I should have even gotten out of bed that morning!
We got onto the plane and found our seats. This was the seating assignment....

...and this was the view out my window.....
This was not a good arrangement for a person with mild claustrophobia. See, this flight left at 6:00 in the morning and the sun hadn't yet risen...and the view out the other side of the plane was...well...JUST LIKE THIS ONE. When we started to move, I could feel that we were moving, but that was when the real panic started to set in. I closed my eyes and listened to the loud engines just outside the window and tried to calm myself. Then, Danielle leaned over to me and told me it felt like we were in a big washing machine......oy vey!

Eventually, the sun did come up and afforded us some light to see a little better. It wasn't a very long flight and we landed at Dallas/Fort Worth without incident. I had some great tunes loaded on my iPod and a small, portable knitting project with me for distraction.

We rode the train around to our next gate and wandered around a little. I was amused to find a vending machine for iPods. I had to take a picture of it with my camera phone, even to send to my kids while they were at school! They were intrigued as well. They started putting in their requests of items they'd like to receive......rrrrriiiiiiight, guys!

We stopped at one of the many Starbucks and got coffees and then found a lounge where we sat back in the cool air, rested in the leather armchairs and....even cut up and were silly.
See? They aren't bad shoes at all....i just really felt mismatched because I was wearing a skirt. Apparently, no one is supposed to wear flip-flops on an airplane.
When it was time to check in again, we learned we had FIRST CLASS seating. We were so excited about that. We did little happy dances in the airport, and even took pictures of our tickets with our phones and cameras to share with our friends and family. We got on the plane and were so jubilant, Danielle was sure we gave it away to all who travelled with us that we were newbies to the first class realm. Oh well! We were having a lot of FUN!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good Times!

First class snack!

Yeah, baby!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Free Cuppa!

Free Starbucks for voting? You bet! I was all over that!! I got to try the Thanksgiving blend...and then I bought a bag of beans. Oh! I see how it works! uh huh! Smart move, Starbucks!

Fire In The Sky

I'd sat down to my computer for a little coffee and correspondance and this beautiful sunrise caught my eye. Knowing how quickly a view like this can change, I grabbed my camera and shot this from my front door. All I can say is.......WOW!