Tuesday, December 23, 2008

OH dangola!!

Well this night doesnt get any better..... the computer.. well I went back to my old one.. seems something isnt quite right with the new one. So I decide to work on loading all my pics and patterns I had backed up on jump drives. K... also started a box of macaroni and cheese for my son that is sick. So while Im sitting here I smell something burning... hmmm strange whos cooking??? A few more minutes go by... and oh SHIT!!! I run into the kitchen to find a nice black charcoaled mess of marcaroni shells.... eeeewwwww that smell!!! Clean that mess up and start another box... start doing dishes this time so I can watch the noodles boil in the same room. So Im bee bopping around the kitchen wearing socks.... eww yuck theres a smell... I look down and seems one of the cats had a trail of something that left the litter box and my nice socks found it... and yes... I trailed it in spots in the kitchen!!!! OH nasty nasty nasty!!! Now Im cleaning the floor!!! So I get that all done... finish the macaroni and cheese and do those dishes...... go to throw the boxes of empty macaroni in the trash compactor and I slammed my finger in the trash compactor!!! Yes that was me yelling!!! Crying ... looking at it now.. well its ugly, bloody and yep it hurts like a mofo!!! So now that was three crappy things tonight... must mean the rest of my night is going to be wonderful!!! LOL??????
OH what a pain I have been experiencing!!! This computer crud... My computer is less than 6 months old and actually love the thing BUT.... we bought a new printer and it is wracking havoc on everything I try to do now!!! I couldnt install the software for the printer without uninstalling my virus software (since I cant disable it) So after doing that and installing the printer software ,, reinstalling my virus scan now the computer will close out all windows opened if I x out of anything!!! I cant even add pics etc , pay a bill online etc. So Im trying this test,,, uninstalled the software on the printer and hopefully this works!!! If this posts I have had success and I have stepped away doing the happy dance!!! Will post more later!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A evening of lights....

Tonight Steve and I took our annual trip out to Shore Acres state park to view the lights... If you click on the above link you can watch the video done of Shore Acres by Good Morning America... If you have never been its a must if ever visiting the West coast. Santa to the left sits inside the little house on the property .. every year he is bathing in the bathtub for all of us to see...LOL.... Steve and I were married out here under the gazebo almost 6 years ago in the rain and with all these lights lit up. Numerous scenes are designed from jumping frogs, whales, butterflies in trees, turtles, crabs etc. So with not much said I'm just going to share the pictures taken tonight. They arent the best but you can get the idea,,, there are over a quarter of a million l.e.d. lights,, simply beautiful at night!!! This park is simply gorgeous in the spring when the rhodies and azaleas are blooming also. Click on the pics to see a larger viewing...

The frogs are over water and start down below and jump across in succession and finally there is a splash... very entertaining...Now that was my excitement for the night... time to sew!!!


Okay for most that live in places that normally get super cold and have snow and ice this is nothing...but for us Coastal people our temps are normally pretty mild. WE are freezing!!! Its amazing to walk out to give the rabbit a wool blanket and have the ground so hard and crunchy sounding when you walk on it... we dont normally get that here. My pond in the front yard is starting to freeze over with ice and icicles are hanging where the water falls. Im in amazment here!!
Our forecast actually now calls for snow on thursday.. will it happen??? Oh we are so hoping, although I will be stuck in the house for fear of driving in it I still would like to look out my window and have a glimpse at Christmas of the wintery white all over. Right now we have remnants of the snow that fell earlier sunday and froze to the grass... its hard as a rock on the lawn.

Yesterday we went to Eugene.... I took pictures while we were driving so spare me the comments about crummy pics.. LOL It was simply gorgeous,,, what is normally a beautiful drive in the pines and ferns was white. Minus the dumb drivers the day wouldve been good!!!

Funny out here we get all giddy with the snow and ice,, to some its a every winter season chore ..........

We visited the cardiologist yesterday with my daughter Laresa and with further tests it is sounding very likely that she may have a hole in between the two atria. Something that was inutero and didnt form correctly. Now when those words come out of a doctors mouth one can imagine as a mom you feel responsible. Yes.. I could've just cried. I see my daughter on a table hearing those words and I feel as if I let her down although I know there was nothing I could've done to prevent it , I still feel terrible. Nothing is definitive yet until all the tests are reviewed so crossing fingers and praying we will have good news.

On another note... I have two more santas to finish this morning and list on ebay for one day auctions and I am done listing for the season. I have an order to fill and then my late nights are completed and hope to sit and enjoy the season, baking and cleaning!!! I won't walk away from my sewing completely as I need to think of the new year,,,,,but sitting in the evening in my recliner instead of in a sewing chair will be so NICE!!!!
If our weather changes I will be out there taking pics!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Just finished two more santas today!!! Whew and have two more to go and one order and I am done!!! Not sure thats something to be happy about as I love making Santas...

Its been a great year even with ebay being slow in sales I have met wonderful people online and had a great time creating. I can only hope this next year will be better than this one that is ending!! My daughter will see the cardiologist tomorrow in Eugene. Steve and I will be taking her due to the snowstorm that has landed smack down on Eugene. Seems the ice and snow are pretty intense so hope to show pics of our trip tomorrow when I return!! Crossing my fingers everything goes okay tomorrow at the doctors office.. I just cant take anymore things to upset me!!! To top all this off with her heart problems... her boyfriend broke up with her last night. Makes no sense at all!!! He thinks he needs to figure things out, he still cares alot for her etc. Its not another girl he just feels they need to move forward and he isnt ready for that commitment... and stupid him doesnt realize she doesnt want to get married!!! So lets just say the last day has been very stressful for her, something she really needs to avoid. She will be fine where that part of her heart is concerned... she will move on and he will no doubt be sorry when he sees her with someone else. When he realizes it thought it will probably be too late... LMAO.... I just hate to see my kids hurt or be hurt by someone... just tears me up inside. So tonight Im going down on those knees and praying for good news tomorrow... prayers are accepted gladly!!!

So until I return..... enjoy the holiday season and stay warm!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hard to BeLieVe.....

Amazing how the time is flying by here. Seems I just wake up in the morning and get started and its time to cook dinner. I have been spending the majority of my time sitting in this sewing room for weeks ( other than my trip to CA ) I am sure my husband will love as this next week approaches its end and I quit pushing myself so hard to sew. I had thought I would be done after the one last santa I have to finish and then I go to an antique store today... LOL. Of course I find a cream wool blanket and oh my beautiful buttons... NOW I have to make a Santa with it!!! So lets see.. one more after this one?? I will push myself to the limit no doubt.... Here are pics of my newest I listed tonight...
I just find it so hard to stop as I love making Santas more than I think anything... maybe its just the season or maybe I just love making them ,, I dunno!!! lol
I received a auction I won and let me tell you.. OH I just drooled last night looking at these wonderful books!!! I want one of everything in them!! I just wish I had the creativity to make and design what others come up with.... Now Im searching for volumes 6 and 7 !!! I got lucky and hopefully will win number 4.
Crossing my fingers no one else wants it!! So now you see what I have been up to the last couple days. Hopefully I will have a few more things to show in a day or so.... then I plan to sit back and enjoy my Holiday season!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

K one step forward and not looking back...

Well one foot in front of the other and hope not to take another step backward!! I've been sewing all morning and trying to put behind me the crud going on around in my life....So you can see SANTA has been listed!! And another SANTA!!! Whew !!! Hoping for some bids on both along with all the other stuff of course, at this point anything is good.
I heard from my daughter while at work and she has her appt for next week to see the cardiologist... so I suppose the next thing I will be asked is to go along with her on tuesday to the doctor. Gladly of course I will go with her!! Might hit the mall for that last minute shopping if my checking account gets back and working!!! Well back to sewing I go!!!

I'm not going to lie..it sucks!!

I'm Serious when I say I'm not going to lie,,,my life just sucks!!! I can't seem to do a thing right, I'm tired and feel like whatever I do there is a catch or something wrong with it. This week has just been one thing after the other and I want to go to sleep and hope that tomorrow is better!

My daughter had her echocardiogram on tuesday and results showed things on it that now she has to see a cardiologist. Kinda scary at 21 to have a doctor tell you that you could have a stroke! As a parent to sit back and hear it makes me very very sad and yes scared. It just tops everything else going on in my previous post. Paypal and my checking are still not meeting eye to eye. I'm waiting on a debit card so I have access to my money and yes.. you name it my day just gets better. Photobucket decided I guess that I was lying about my password when I tried to log in... now that for the life of me doesn't make sense as I had it saved in my computer!! So had to make a new password. I thought things happened in 3's... well I think in my life they are happening by the dozens with no end in sight right now. Just need things to slow down here,, I want to enjoy the holiday and quit stressing over everything and everyone. I'm tired of crying, or being upset!!!
I finally was able to finish a few things and list on ebay... and hopefully in a very short time here I will have two more santas to list. Just waiting on bears to dry in the oven. Then,, who knows what I'm doing... three naked bodies lay here awaiting something to happen to them. Maybe I can get the will to do something with them?? LOL... until then... Enjoy your day!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What a memorable trip..... : )

Im back!!! I left last thursday for my trip to CA to surprise my dad for his birthday and my sister and her husband and family. My sister JoAnn flew out and my husband cooked up a BIG surprise and bought my brother James a ticket to fly out from Indiana to surprise them all. It has been so many years since we have all been together and it was just the best weekend I have had in a long, long time. The surprise was priceless, Mom screamed when James walked through her front door and the others were in shock to see him. We enjoyed dinners together, took a trip up to Grass Valley/ Nevada City to shop and see a play, stayed up late at night and laughed. I wouldn't give the time we all shared away to anyone and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.
The times were good and I hope gave my parents a good surprise and many memories to cherish. Things are tough in our family right now with Brian and for those that really know me you know the story. All the prayers, good thoughts and blessings are welcomed with open arms and thanks. The battle is just beginning and we are hoping for the fight of his life to be a success. I am asking for anyone that knows anything about the dreaded "C" word, diets to try to prevent or possibly cure please, please email me. My family and I would be so thankful for any and all help regarding it. As I touch on that subject you can now understand how much this trip really meant, not only were we all together we needed to be there for the support Brian needs. He seems to have a reality check on what is happening and plans to fight it with his every being. I dont think it has set in with everyone though and denial can be seen and felt. This is not going to go away by sweeping it under the rug and spending every moment being supportive of him is needed in such a huge way. I think sometimes we take things for granted, our loved ones especially. You look at them and they look perfectly healthy, you think they will be here forever and one day they get news they are ill, or something happens to them you dont expect. It's too late when they are too sick to understand you or they are gone from this world. It will be too late to say I love you, or Im sorry or just be there for them, be their rock when they need you. Life does not revolve around US it revolves around the memories you make, the NOW choices you make. ENJOY the present, be a rock and support to those in need , cuz one day you will look back and say I wish I had and it will be too late.

Other things and moments shared I am showing in pictures.. I have so many and will just pick a few here to share...

This was me sharing the love of the green and yellow!!! GO DUCKS!!! Yes and while taking this picture in the middle of Nevada City I was asked what I was doing by a couple to which they laughed when they noticed I matched the fire hydrant... LOL.

These are the two wonderful cats my mom has in her yard.... hard for me to part with either of them. If I had them at home they'd NEVER go outside!!! Mellow and loving babies and the cat lover in me hated to leave them!!!
And then theres mom and dad.... Love these two more than anything!!!
So I returned home on monday, after a long drive and all the sad goodbyes, I get home to hear my daughter has been evicted for the evil neighbor below her that doesnt like her cat jumping around in the middle of the night. So yes yesterday we were out looking for another apartment!! This added stress is not helping her heart problems. We were at the hospital yesterday morning bright and early for a eckocardiogram to which we are told her heart is doing its own thing. Looking forward to hearing the results and hopefully some kind of help they can give her. At 21 its hard to imagine your heart not working correctly when you look perfectly healthy!! Another worry for me and yes today is dye the hair day!!! Talk about letting the wind out of your happy sails.... My paypal account was compromised!!! YEP to the amount of $2,000. After more than one headache yesterday I was able to get it all back and working again but had to close my checking account and reopen another, change all my passwords etc. A real pain!!! What makes such people do this?? Can't they find better things to do than try to steal from others that work hard to make money? It amazes me!!! So... Im sewing today, I dont want to hear any bad news, I want to enjoy today and finally accomplish some much needed work here!!! Hope I can show some kinda progress!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Well I am beat!!!

I'm so dang tired and I need to get to bed!!! I've been so busy sewing and updating WSOAPP before the 7th I haven't had much time to just sit and relax and enjoy my tree.
Finally got my nightime shot, so much prettier than the daytime!! Ignore the mess!!! I don't have time to take the clothes basket off the couch at the moment!!!
Steve did tell me today that in exactly 2 months we will be flying back to Kauai and Maui!!!! Oh dang Im excited!!! He booked our helicopter ride this time so it's a done deal!!! Doin the happy dance,, can ya see it??? Well maybe it's better you don't.. LOL Anyways... I think I'm rummy here and so so tired!!! When I return from my mini vacation this weekend I will post more and tell you all how wonderful it was!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Trip to the Pacific Ocean

Well I begin by saying, my husband asks me just about every weekend lets take a drive out to the ocean, we live probably 15 minutes from it. I always insist Im just too busy so yesterday when we were going grocery shopping I said lets go to the ocean, much to his surprise and we were off!! Foggy morning so some of the pics show the mist in the air but soon it was replaced by sunshine. We have a storm coming in so the waves were wonderful!!! For November 30th the weather was unreal!!! Just a gorgeous day!! But once again after shopping I had to return to much needed sewing and updating of poppy etc. We could've sat and watched the waves for hours! So back to reality... check back later for new items finished I HOPE!!