*Note the color of that sky...isn't it a perfect shade of blue?
Monday, November 30, 2009
*Note the color of that sky...isn't it a perfect shade of blue?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am thankful to the Pilgrims and the Indians for coming up with the phrase, "Can't we all just get along?" It was they who said that, wasn't it? And then the Indians ticked off the Pilgrims again and the Pilgrims threw the chief in the stockade...? No? That was Rodney King from the LA riots?
My history seems to be all mixed up...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Now go forth and accessorize!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Have fun making this wreath...I know someone who's going to be all over this tutorial and her initials are D.R. Am I right, JR?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I'm waiting for the sun to get high in the sky, so that I can take some photos of my new bags. But first, it's lunch with FAB a the Loop (a Gorgonzola walnut salad, please. Yum!).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here's my new friend again. She wanted to kiss me. Next to our dear doggie BB, she's the sweetest thing since Mick's honey and jammin jelly. Have I mentioned I fell in love with her?
Sunday, November 15, 2009
There really should be a tutorial on how to use the technology, for oldsters like me.
"Hello, is there a kindergartner in the house who can help me?!"
I think I'm doing it wrong.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Look for the teal & yellow sign marked "The Rubia" (that's me!). We'll be in booth #514...come over and say hello! I want to see you!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
If one were to have a little taste of something at mealtime prior to our blessing, Jonathan would loudly protest and say, "ooooooooh, spit it out!" We would then bow our heads, he in his high-chair with his little curly head bent and recite our grace. We were then permitted to eat.
I recall one lunch... Jonathan and I were at McDonald's and naturally, we prayed prior to our meal (Jonathan was, when dining out, known to narc to his Grandmother on other guests who did not pray). Upon our "amen," an older gentleman rose from his seat, came over to our table and thanked us for our public display of faith and gratitude to God. I thought it very charming of this man to reaffirm our family's belief in thanking God for our bounty.
Today I was reflecting on this and I began to wonder why we're sensitive as to not wanting to offend anyone else in our realm with a public display of our gratitude to the Most High. So I ask you this:
~is anyone worried about disturbing others when jacking their car stereo as high as it can go?
~vulgar public language, children saying "suck," "pissed-off," and the "f-bomb." No wonder our children's test scores are so low...they can't express themselves with real words.
The saying "walk the walk" is a perfect example of gentle evangelising. Maybe we can make this "one nation, under God," once again, through our faith and gentle public reminders. Good people are the majority in this country, we really ought to make a stand against evil. Erasing God from all public venues is not going to keep good at the helm...it will only weaken the citizenry and eventually expose this great nation to overwhelming evil. And where will that leave our grandchildren? Pray. Loud and proud.
One last thing: I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving to say this, but to get into the swing of things...
Christmas Trees and Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For a beautiful tribute to this day, please visit His Truth Is Marching On. I don't know of another soul who can as beautifully capture in words the thoughts and hearts of those who honor and give tribute to our national treasures, our heroes, our Veterans.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Speaking of, don't those pickles look delicious? I don't really know who would put a pickle on their pine, but hey, to each his own!
I'm spending the next day or two embroidering Christmas deer, Santas, cardinals, snowmen, et al, onto fabric which will be whipped into purses. My goal is 5. By Friday. AND, aprons. I have to finish my aprons, too! Which by the way, I found an adorable tropical Christmas fabric at Joann's and I'm hoping that sucker sells fast. I know I'd buy it! Psssst...it has flamingos on it! With little wreaths on their necks...cute!
I'll be under the bridge this weekend with my hubby, selling purses, aprons and lots of other stuff. If you live in the Jacksonville area and are looking for something to do because you've been in the house for 3 days trying to stay dry from Ida, come see me in booth #514 at the Riverside Arts Market. We'll hang out, I'll let you go grab me a drink. And I'll buy one for you, if it's under a dollar...
Alrighty, then. Time to dash away and finish my reindeer...hey, I'll put that on the other side of the purse: "dash away." Thanks!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Grandma is my Mom, Papa is Jason's Dad, my father-in-law.
We party together every year on or near November 9th. It's the right thing to do!
Cake. Ice cream. Coffee.
Yes, we did make dinner, but that isn't what we gather for. We come together for cake!
Yes, my Dad was there, but it wasn't his birthday and I have room for only so many pictures...you're OUT, Dad...
...because I just had to include this photo of the very spoiled grand-dog.
Do you think we should fit her for braces? She does have Pa's (my Dad) underbite...
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Perhaps it's safe to feel like Fall is finally here in Florida. The past few days have been glorious, temperatures in the low to mid seventies, beautiful breezes, lovely sunshine and absolutely no humidity. We've been sleeping with our windows open, relishing the crisp night air. Walking outside is joyful, no instantaneous sweat pouring down one's back...just pretty, sunshiney weather.
Here's to hoping that the hot, humid days are behind us and cooler days are waiting to greet us. Oh, I know that some hot days are certain to rear their ugly heads and I'll be sure to complain and rail against them.
But for now, I am basking in the cooler, refreshing breezes and looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Where do you live and what's your weather like?
Friday, November 6, 2009
At this juncture, I would like to blame two very dear people...my MOTHER and my SISTER-IN-LAW...
I spent the whole entire day with them, from 11 AM to 5PM.
We even had a lovely lunch together, sitting at a cozy table, laughing and looking at each other while chatting and eating.
You'd think, then, that they would inform me that the mascara on the lower lashes of my left eye was missing! One lopsided eye. My worst phobia, going out in public without makeup...
Discovered, 6:30 PM. Gee, thanks girls!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
A funny thing...I went grocery shopping yesterday (Sasquatch was hungry) and noticed that the other shoppers seemed to be acting particularly strange. One lady even kind of ran past me, like she was trying to get away from me. If it weren't for the fact that I was in Publix and there were no blue light announcements for shoppers to run to (remember those?), I'd think I was at K-Mart back in the '70's. People seemed to be looking at me in a strange kind of way...even the manager dude that was cashiering left right in the middle of scanning my groceries (Lisa took over for him). Then my bagger ran off to get "something" for another customer...odd, she usually insists on taking my groceries out to the car...
Maybe they were all acting strange because MY ZIPPER WAS DOWN THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS SHOPPING!!!
You know what? Years ago, that would have profoundly embarrassed me. But not anymore! Approaching the age of 50 leaves one with a "who cares- oh well" attitude.
I wonder if this is going to reflect poorly on our son...he works at that store.