Friday, September 28, 2012

A Few Things I've Learned This Week...

1. Callanetics is not as easy as it seemed 20+ years ago.
2. I am very much out of shape.
3. One thing a nurse should never, ever say to a patient is "you will be put under with propofol, the same stuff that killed Michael Jackson." She went on to say "if the drug is used right it is a very good drug." Thank you nurse Angie, you'll be lucky if I show up next month.
4. Remodeling is a pain in the......well you know. It is impossible to keep the house clean.
5. Some people need to learn the difference in borrowing and giving!
6. I have way to many crafty items. I may need an intervention. : ) No really!!!
7. If you put a penny into a vase of cut tulips they will stand up straight and not be droopy. I have not tried this but I hear it is true. I'll give it a try next Spring.
8. I should try to make more of the things that I pin. Isn't that the whole point of pinning anyway. If you do not pin.....maybe you'd better not is addicting.
9. I should upload pictures from my phone atleast monthly.  My phone is 22 months old and I have over 3000 pic on it at this time. Tonight's the night! 
10. I know that in about one hour I will be drinking a wine cooler or some.

Have A Great Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Funny and Some Fudge...

A couple of months ago our other Grandson whom we get to spend very little time with (we'll call him N and he is 10 years old) stayed overnight with us. The next afternoon N and I were waiting around the for the husband to get home so that we could take N out for Lobster (which was quite interesting by the way). N walked into my craft room and noticed my crocheting basket. He looked at me and said "if you have some yarn and some straws I can make you a belt."I said "OK,what kind of yarn and how much do you need". He said "I need that kind of yarn that smells like pig". I had no idea what kind of yarn this was so while trying to catch my breath from laughing so hard I showed him some different kinds of yarn and asked if any of them would work for the belt. He said "no those will not work, I need the kind that smells like pig." I told him that I had no idea what kind of yarn he was talking about but that we would try to figure it out. He also showed me how to measure for this belt. I did not get a picture of him showing me how to measure for it because honestly I was laughing so hard that I could not have held a camera still enough to take one. I still laugh everytime I tell this story. I'm laughing right now as I type this...maybe you had to be there but everyone I've told this story to has LOL.
My daughter brings this story up often and so the other day she kindly volunteered to let me take a picture of her showing how to measure for the belt. Note: you measure like this and double the yarn that smells like pig. I'm have no idea why she's making that face.

By the way, while at Wally World later that day he showed me the pig smelling yarn he needs to make the belt. It is...........have you guessed already?.......TWINE. I had to smell it but I didn't really notice a pig scent but then again I've really never smelled a pig. You know your going to smell some twine now to see if it smells like pig.....aren't you. : ) I still have not got him the pig smelling yarn/twine or the straws to make this belt but I plan to because now I really want this belt. I'll share pictures once I get it.
Moving on... 
I think I've talked about pinterest on here before and how I pin so much stuff that I'll never have time to make. Well, I finally made something I pinned. All it took was 3 ingredients (I already had on hand), 5 minutes to mix and about 15 minutes to chill. The husband liked it so I took it to work to share and it was gone just about as quick as it was made.

We're heading into my favorite of all seasons here in the US. There's already a chill in the air and I'm hoping that the drought over the summer hasn't ruined our chance for some of the lovely Autumn colors. I already have plans for a couple of festivals and a Halloween party for the kiddos. : ) Later, I'm heading home to clear out the craft room and maybe have a drink or two.

Have A Great Weekend,
Love & Hugs,