Saturday, January 30, 2016

Its Done!

Sophie's Universe is finally done! Only took 9 months! But not to scare anyone.... It wouldn't have taken that long if I had only worked on it more often!

I will have to wait to show you a picture of it opened up... My house is to small. So I will have to wait until the ground dries and I can spread it out in the yard!

Smile Loudly,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Good and The Bad

The Good is that we start off with Therapy!

4 weeks of it!

Keeping Fingers crossed that this will heal the injury and get my loved one back on thier feet!

The Bad is now I'm having issues with my gallbladder and something else with my stomach.

Its a never ending saga.

But the show must go on, Right?

In my down time I have been working like a mad woman to finish up Sophie.
(Still not done)

Week 18 completed!

Week 19... the dreaded squares... LOL!

Week 19 and the dreaded squares is also finished and sewn on to Sophie!

I am finally on the last week, which is the border. I have 3 3/4 rows left to do and I will be able to take a finished photo. I will have to figure out where to put it to get it all into the frame. The thing is huge!

I also started the Temperature Blanket of 2016

Smile Loudly,

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gone But Not Forgotten

Life as usual has taken an unexpected turn!

I'm still here and so is my family!

But one of us has been injured & we don't know to what extent.

Hopefully, we will know more in the coming weeks.

Please keep us in your prayers!

As one heals and I try to make my Thirty-One business a job instead of a hobby!

I will be back as soon as I can.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What a contrast

Mind you I didn't take any pictures because it was really just to yucky to remember in film. Yesterday, we got hit with our first winter storm. No snow for us, but we did get a nice think layer of ice. And now today its all gone! Yesterday, the street lights stayed on all day and the sun is out right now.

Still hard to believe that on Christmas day it was almost 50 and just 3 days later an ice storm.

I spent most of the day in bed yesterday under the weather. A bit of a cold and something going on with my stomach. Good thing I had made turkey noodle soup for supper the night before. That's what I ended up eating most of the day. Water and tea as I didn't want to cause any type of phlegm.

The monsters and I watched Death Becomes Her, with Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. I have seen it before but they hadn't. So we had a good laugh at it. Then I played with my phone and went through a seed catalog.

I'm feeling better today. My stomach is still weird, will have to make an appointment next week to see the doctor. Just want to rule out anything serious. I'm thinking the cold is on its way out as well. Thank the gods for that! I hate being sick

Smile Loudly,


Monday, December 28, 2015

A Week of Limbo

This week that falls in between Christmas and the New Year always seems to be in Limbo! The hustle and bustle of the holiday is over. Gifts have been unwrapped and food eaten. The hype has died down. The New Year holds promises yet to be fullfilled! But this week....

This week is an odd one. I want to be idle because of the excitement of the last week, but I seem to have a ton of energy to get things tidied up and put away. Last night I straighten up my bedroom and was looking for other things to do. I don't know if its because the days are slowly getting longer. Or if its because I want so badly to get back to the property to get started with everything there.

My house will be put right between these trees. 16 x 20

My orchard will be placed here. 22 trees in all.

Break between the house and the orchard. We have to thin this area out, due to the giant ant mound pushing the trees over.

Sweet dreams of things to come!

Wild daisy's

Red Dogwood

Its hard not to yearn for this, as right now I'm cuddled up under an afghan and the furnace is on. So many plans, so many dreams, just waiting!

Smile Loudly,

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It just needs to happen!

We are all set, almost everything is done. The cookies are made, the presents are wrapped and there are still 2 things in transit. But that is what it is and out of my control. The food has all been purchased and just needs to be made. 

Might have to make boxed stuffing for the day as my kitchen aid is making really weird noises. It started while making the first batch of Toll house cookies the bowl jumped off the holder and it was still mixing. I shut it off and righted the bowl. Then when I started it again, it made weird noises. I continued to use it as I had 4 more batches of Toll house to make and a double batch of peanut butter and a single batch of russian tea cookies. Plus, I also got a double batch of sugar cookies in the fridge for later. ( My mom helped the girls and they unfortunately were not share worthy so we had to eat them)

I was able to do 2 Thirty-One Gift shows this month. I had great success with both of them. Very Thankful to have this company in my life. It helps to make things easier!!! If you ever want to know about the product or the company. Please feel free to ask away, I love talking about the company!!!

Here is week 17 completed! This week also contains the new orange as the old orange just came up short! Hopefully, I will get sometime this week to start on 18. So hoping to be done by the new year!

I have all the ingridents to make puppy chow, chex mix and magic bars... Just need to find the energy to get them done. I'm off to finish my supper before it gets to cold!

Smile Loudly,

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weird Weather

When my girls were coming home for Thanksgiving, the weather delayed them a full day. Snow, freeze and high winds, were the cause. On the way home for Christmas break they enjoyed rain. And its raining now. Middle of December and we have rain. Considering that I only turned the furnace on, on November 21st, this is crazy. They are saying that it might be in the 60's Christmas day! It is so strange, my Lilac's are all thiking its Spring and they are budding and leafing out again. I really hope this winter doesn't kill them. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

The littlest monster completed training for level one of roller derby! Very proud of her! She has only been roller skating since September and now she is on a team!!!! The other 2 are going to be going into Rugby. This ought to be interesting... LOL!

We went to see my MIL the other day before the girls came home. She was moved to a different room away from the room mate that she didn't like. Trust me when I say the feelings were mutual. The roommate would actually steal my MIL's things and hide them. But glory be... she is in a different room and now has access to the window. Her new room mate is catatonic. We had hoped for someone a bit more lively.... But.... At least she can now look our the window. Just remember OLD SUCKS!

I am slowly making my way through week 17 of Sophie. I really need to just force myself to sit down and get it done. Now the girls are home, so much is going on. I want to visit with them. I'm still hoping before the end of the year to have it finished.

The time came for me to get rid of my SUV. There were just so many things that went wrong all at once. Grim and I decided that it was smarter to get me into something new as mine was literally falling apart every time I started it. Luckily, my dad worked for Ford and we were able to get the employee discount. I ended up getting the smallest SUV. The Ford Escape. Its Blue and drives very well. Even though I only have 1 monster home full time. I still go so much that I need the bigger cargo area.

I have no gifts wrapped yet. There actually are 3 gifts still in transit waiting to be delivered. I will probably have the girls wrap each others things and Grims things. We need to get some baking done. I have a whole list of cookies that I need to make as well as breads. The list is quite huge and very daunting. So huge in fact, I almost don't want to do it.... LOL! I know I just need to make one type at a time. You know, break it into small pieces. Ah, the joys of the Holidays! :)

Well, I'm not getting anything done sitting here typing!

Smile Loudly,