Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Project Life

Well after working on it diligently for a couple of days, at least I got all the pics I wanted into December's PL. I didn't embellish it like I wanted to but I still have November to do and journaling for several months.

 It's okay though, I'm not going to stress over it. I want to work on my title page for January but that's going to take a back seat to packing :(

Monday, December 24, 2012

Goodbye letter to Elvie

I know some you have the Elf on the Shelf and I thought this goodbye letter my son made for his kids was way cute!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A bit of this and a bit of that...

I'm not as far along as I'd like to be in my Christmas preparations. I just realized that today but Paul and I went out and got most of the shopping done. I still have stocking stuffers to buy and wrapping to do. I do plan on baking some before Tuesday. One of the things are this scrumptious looking cookies...

 Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another is this mouth watering Pumpkin Roll Cake...
 Great Christmas pumpkin Roll cake!

 Pumpkin Roll Cake

So, I finished a fingerless glove. Notice I say "a" fingerless glove. I now know why knitters have found it more productive to knit two gloves or socks at a time. I'm almost done with a gift I'm knitting for a Christmas present and then I'll make a match to my glove here. I added some beads in a heart pattern which I really love...

So, as always....

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A sad farewell.

It saddens me to say that my dear friend Carol Krasin passed away early this morning on her 65th birthday.

I will miss her. I will miss the days we would go to Lenny's Deli for a grilled cheese and I always got an iced tea and she a Coke. I miss the day's when I worked at the office with her and EVERY morning she came in and said "Hey you." We'd share a laugh or some gossip or family drama. She was an awesome real estate agent. She LOVED her clients like they were family. She was always looking out for them, never the sale or the listing but the client. They came first.
She was the person I learned to knit with. We took a knitting class at the shop "Birds of a Feather" in Avon and we just knew we were the only ladies that didn't actually know how to knit LOL! But we learned and we loved going to yarn shops together. We were both so sad when The Knitting Garden closed their doors.

She was the person I saw Titanic with along with other movies, she loved going to the movies! 
Here I am a scrapbooker, a memory keeper, a photo fanatic and I don't have one picture of the two of us together. Shame on me! I will always regret that. Now I'll probably bug the crap out of all my family and friends to stand next to me while I get someone (anyone) to take our picture! That's what photos are for...MEMORIES! I actually went to her Facebook page and copied pics to post on here, how sad is that?

Anyway, I'm going to go have another cry now. My prayers and thoughts are with her beautiful family.
She will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace. xoxox

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Emmy's Christmas Program...

Lots happening. Yesterday Paul and I packed a lot of things. Got the dining room hutch packed all except a few wine glasses. The bakers rack too.

Friday was Emmy's Christmas Program. It's so fun to watch little kids sing. Emmy sure is an entertainer, I can see her participating in lots of plays and musicals at school in the coming years. She'll ace her drama classes! Emmy is in pink below.

Such flair! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pack and Play

We started packing. Paul seems to be excited (which is a very good thing) and he's been ordering packing supplies at work. He brought home the biggest ball of bubble wrap I've ever seen...

We packed up quite a few paintings and pictures on Tuesday evening. Last night we had our neighbors Jo & Barb over for dinner. I made Cajun Tilapia and Creamy Dill Sauce with Warm Winter Slaw. They seemed to enjoy it very much.

I recently started back volunteering at the assisted living. They had so much making cards a few weeks ago but I wasn't as prepared as I wanted to be. Sure, I brought paper and glue and some Christmas embellishments, I even brought a few sample cards that I had made with Peggy a few days before. But the process wasn't what I wanted. I let them pick the card they wanted to make (out of about 5 or 6 samples) and then I would cut the paper and ribbon and what ever else was needed. So, needless to say I was dashing from one table to the next. Some of the residents were trying to cut with my mini guillotine cutter and that wasn't working for them as it didn't hold huge pieces of paper. So, this week I decided to make some samples and actually put together "card kits" for them. This way, we worked on one style of card at a time and I would hand them the card with the pre-cut paper to glue on the front, then an embellishment, then they would get to stamp if there was a stamp involved and they were really good at taking turns. This way I had time to help them if needed and I wasn't going back and forth between 4 or 5 different cards. Here's a few of the card kits I made...

So, I'm off to visit my Pokey Peas over at Two Peas In A Bucket and then I'm going to knit a gift I've been working on for a Christmas present.

As always...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's sad and exciting at the same time!

It's bittersweet actually. In just about a month from now, we'll be embarking on a totally new chapter. New and different. After living here in this house for 26 years, after raising my 3 kids here, after countless remodeling and landscaping ventures, after 26 Christmases, Easters, Thanksgivings, 4th of July's and New Years...we're moving!

I'm excited. Our new house isn't too far away, unlike when we moved to California for almost a year. This move is just to a neighboring city. Actually, it's the city Paul grew up in so for him you would think this would be like going home but he has said already, that this house will always be home to him. We're trying to pack but it's REALLY hard when you have 26 years of accumulated "stuff"!
I saw a Time Capsule Video on a blog of a lady in England that she just created since they are moving too. They've been in their house for 7 years. Ah, if it were that long instead of 26!

So, I'm hoping to make a little video and post it on here. Maybe I'll ask the kids to talk about one of their favorite memories here.

Bye for now.