Saturday, February 27, 2010


Well, Nick was home sick with the flu for two days.  He went back to school Friday and we ended up having to pick him up early from school as he wasn’t feeling well.  Today Bradly got up with the flu.  I sure hope nobody else gets it… is not fun.  :o(

We are still getting snow.  Isn’t Spring supposed to be here soon??  I am so ready to see grass and some nice Spring flowers and trees with buds.  The guy we hired to keep our drive way and the parking area on the side of our house did come to plow yesterday, but because it was garbage day, he plowed around our recycling bin.  He may as well have skipped us for all the good it did.  We feel like we pay him enough to get out and move a bin…it was early and the garbage truck had been here a little before the plow guy, and this would only happen on a Friday.

I got a request today from a customer who would like me to make her a custom yoga mat bag.  Hopefully I can start it on Monday.  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.  :o)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Waiting for Biopsy Results

Don’t you just hate waiting for test results?  I am sure everything is fine, but then I wonder how many other people felt that way and found out they did have cancer??  I had a biopsy done on Wednesday and I am not sure how long it takes to get the results back, but I hope it is soon.  As you can tell, I am a bit nutty about such things…LOL.

We got quite a bit of snow during the night and it sounds like more is on the way.  Since it was my day to get Bradly up for school at 6:15 a.m., I must admit I was praying that school would be delayed an hour or two due to the snow, but it didn’t happen.  An extra hour or two in bed would have been very welcome.  :o)

I am trying something different for dinner tonight.  The plan is to cut zucchini squash in half lengthwise and hollow out to create a boat.  I am going to stuff the squash with Italian seasoned ground turkey breast browned with some onion and maybe a few mushrooms.  The squash gets par boiled before it is stuffed.  The stuffed squash go onto into a baking pan and bake until soft.  I think I will add a bit of cheese over the top just before I take them out of the oven.  I will let you know how they turn out…..I am a big fan of zucchini and love when I think of something different to do with them.

We watched our little sweeties for a while on Monday.  I am amazed at how much the babies grow between visits.  Here is a cute picture of Morgan and Emma.  I just love being a Grandma.  :o)


Monday, February 22, 2010

Red Robin

We had a great time with the boys yesterday when we went out to eat at Nick’s favorite restaurant, Red Robin.  The mushroom Swiss burger was outstanding and of course the fries with their homemade ranch dressing is awesome.  The boys got chicken tenders and fries. 

I cannot believe that I had to either let Nick go to school without his hair combed or let him miss the bus this morning.  I have never let one of my kids go to school ungroomed.   Naturally, when I used to work at school, I absolutely hated to see a little kids who had obviously not had their hair combed.  Now I am one of those parents…LOL 

It does feel wonderful to have mid winter break over with and the kids back in school.  I really need to get busy making things for my 3 Etsy shops.  I am off to work in my studio and hoping some creative ideas come my way.  :o)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I have been enjoying the Olympic events being televised.  My personal favorites are downhill skiing, snowboarding and speed and pair skating.  It is amazing what wonderful athletes these people are and how hard they have worked to get to the Olympic games.

I finally listed the corduroy messenger bag I had been working on.  I am having trouble getting really motivated.  Maybe this next week with the kids back in school I will get my creativity going again.

We are planning on taking the boys to Red Robin for lunch tomorrow.  We had planned on going today, but right before we were going to leave, Steve had a strange dizzy spell and almost fell down.  We decided we had better wait and go tomorrow…..Nick was disappointed because this is his all time favorite place to eat.  :o)

green mb 1

green mb 5

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Well, the obituary page of our local paper was quite depressing today.  It seems that there were many recent deaths and just about all of them were our age or younger.  Ouch!  I was just on Facebook and saw that a friend from high school lost his sister on Tuesday and that another classmate is not doing well.  This time of year is depressing enough without all these deaths.

On another note, our son Reid is heading to Messina this weekend to be fitted for the tux he will be wearing in August when he stands up in a friends wedding.  I talked to both Reid and Steven this week which was really nice.  We saw Chris last Friday when we watched his little girls.  He is job hunting again and we hope he can find something.

My mom told me today that I really needed to update my blog.  I told her that so many times I have sat down to do just that, only to realize I don’t have anything to say that someone might want to read…LOL.  I do apologize to my readers for my lapse in updating.  I will try to do better.  This week we are just trying to  maintain our sanity as the kids have a week off from school.  LOL  Nick went to Mom and Dad’s on Tues. which was really nice.  He had a great time and I think Mom and Dad enjoyed his visit (we sure did).  :o)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunny Winter Day

It may only be 18 degrees, but at least the sun is shining.  I have been thinking it might be a great day to take the kids sledding….while I wait in the car with a cup of hot coffee…LOL

My sweet hubby is busy making some cream puffs with sugar free pudding he made from scratch….they smell so great…can’t wait to try one.

We had a C.S.E. meeting yesterday for Nick at his school.  The meeting went very well and most everyone was reporting some improvement since Sept.  Nick has met his goals for occupational therapy, so as of July 1st, O.T. will be eliminated from his I.E.P.  We will take any improvements and be grateful.  :o)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dog Obedience Class

Well our dog Karli who is 3/4 Dachshund and 1/4 Jack Russell started dog obedience class last night.  Karli REALLY needs this class.  Rachel is taking her for this 8 week course and we hope does well.  Our older dog, Chloe flunked out of obedience class…LOL

My husband ended up having a terrible time getting his mouth to stop bleeding after his tooth extraction.  The blood thinner he takes didn’t help this situation.  He had the tooth extracted on Monday and it finally quit bleeding around 5 pm on Tues.  He was glad he didn’t have to go back to the surgeon and we were both so relieved when it finally quit bleeding.

I am working on a lovely green corduroy lap top/messenger bag. I have a beautiful coordinating green fabric with small leaves for the lining.  I hope it turns out as nice as I am picturing it.  When I get it finished, I will post a pic. 

We are having our last “Crisis Management Class” today.  We have learned a lot and I would highly recommend this class to all parents whether or not they have behaviorally challenged children.  :o)

Monday, February 1, 2010


I am so relieved that Steve’s tooth extraction went off without a hitch.  I was worried because he has taken blood thinners for years, but he didn’t bleed anymore than anyone else.  :o)

Went out and froze to take the pics of my newest yoga mat bags.  The natural light produces much better photos, but boy, I am so ready for Spring.  I also took a pic of the newest baby mittens my mom made.  All three items are even listed in my shops.  Here are those pics I froze for…:o)

bb mittens

owl yoga 2

tattoo yoga 2

My Etsy Shop