Up to no Good
February 25, 2009, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Blips, crafting, fun, happiness, life, me

A look at what I’ve been up to….



The background piece is a quilt in progress. All of it is being constructed from recycled materials. Mostly jeans.

The top two bags are brand new material I had laying around. Both are lined in a sunny yellow. Laying by my machine right now is a floral bag ready to be adorned with butterflies.

I said sometime back I would post pictures of some of the things I make. I finally made myself stop and take some shots before the pieces were gone. I rarely keep anything I make.  I also tend to make only things that can be used. I am not a big fan of fancy pillows. The bags I make are to replace plastic bags at the store with style. So many uses they have!

What’s been keeping you busy!?


Where Would YOU Go for the Ultimate Valentine’s Date?
February 10, 2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: blogging, dreams, events, fun, happiness, humor, internet, life, me, Plinky

New York City

Dinner, a show, a walk, whatever then an overnight stay in a fancy hotel with all the trimmings. It’s OK to dream….

Weekend Review
February 9, 2009, 10:30 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, fun, happiness, hope, humor, internet, life, me


I am so glad I survived the weekend. It was sketchy there for a minute or two!


I stole this from Strelitzia, Arrrg!

Friday began slow but around noon I decided to get off the couch and fix the tub faucet and folks it was all downhill from there. Don’t believe e-How for  a minute when they tell you how simple fixing your leak will be. I started at noon and two trips to the hardware store and three pizzas later (no I shared the pizzas) it was six o’clock and the leak was fixed. Oh and all the water that had run from the second floor to the basement was sopped up. Then Saturday morning I discovered that the dehumidifier was toast and all those wet walls and such were drying at a snails pace so that had to be torn apart and replaced.  Add this to the broken recliner and we have ourselves a set of three’s. Did you ever notice that things happen in threes? They do.

There is a bright side. The mercury got all  the way up to the fifties this weekend. I about went into shock! So we threatened the kids, well at least the older ones, that they were going to be lazy good for nothing lumps if they didn’t get their shoes on and off we went to the lake to catch some fish. Here is where I toot my own horn. I was the only one to catch a fish. And I did it all by my self, from hooking it to landing it to slipping it back into the water. Usually hubby is on the side lines coaching me on what to do but not this time, I had it all under control!

So how was your weekend?

*You know you only have a few days to enter the contest right!?

A Must See
January 31, 2009, 6:57 pm
Filed under: Blips, events, fun, happiness, humor, internet, life, me


I found another site I just love.

I would love to meet the creator. He weaves a story of a lady at a bus stop and how he fantasizes a conversation with her only to have her actually speak to him and go no where.

He thinks a lot like me and I have to wonder sometimes if we all don’t think that way, we’re just to scared to show it.

I once heard that on average humans think of sex at least four times in an hour. I often wonder who does these tests and what purpose they serve. There must be a reason we need to know these things.

Maybe we are bored?

Well then click the link and go exploring, you won’t be bored anymore.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
January 31, 2009, 11:47 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, events, fun, happiness, internet, life, me

You will never guess who entered to win the Valentine’s Day contest! Somebody has to give him/her some compitition! Send me some love people!

*Roughly 400 people visit me in a week. Delurk and send me some lovin’! I double dog dare ya!


Amazon has the cutest retro-ish valentine cards. I bought three packs for my twins to give at school. They don’t have superheros on them, they don’t have candy but they are the most cutastic cards I have seen since I was a girl! Go on, check them out!

Beyond Sad
January 30, 2009, 11:46 am
Filed under: help, hope, life, marriage, me

Well, no one had their fingers crossed. Yesterday was awful.

I have never felt so helpless. Sitting there looking at a very intelligent man that wanted to help and couldn’t. Because of just one person. One person that wants to be the boss and deny medical records to the rightful owner. I lost my shit right there. The tears were hot fire balls leaking down my cheek.  My head pounded as my blood boiled. How can they deny a person the right to get better? How can an insurance company ask someone to manage their pain when they don’t even know why there is one? We left in silence. Our day a total loss.

Now today we are in a whole new world. We need legal assistance now. We are going to have to pull out the big guns and fight the war. The peace talks are over. It’s going to be bloody. I’m going to get our life back and someone is going to pay dearly if it kills me.

Someone can help. I just repeat it over and over. It can’t be this way. There has to be help. There has to be. There just has to.

January 28, 2009, 10:48 am
Filed under: Blips, fun, hope, humor, life, me, nature

Ice here and ice there,
ice ice everywhere.
Melt away and don’t come back
cut a girl a little slack.

It sucks out there, and I have to go out in it. If you never hear from me again I’ve slid off the edge of a cliff and died a fiery death. Why not go out with a bang?