Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday Featuring Audrey

Today I am featuring a bloggy friend I am thankful for. She is Audrey from Audrey's Country Crafts AND Audrey's Give Away Blog.
She is a very talented lady and has a fabulous Etsy shop. She hosted a Valentine's
Swap and I was blessed to have her as my swap partner.
She sent me the cutest heart soaps, which Shea immediately confiscated, in a reusable gift bag and some Kickin' Dip Mix that I fixed immediately and yes, it was gone before Greg got home from work....LOVED IT!!
AND one of her Blue Raggedy Bags I had been eyeing in her shop. I was soooo excited!!! I even took it out that evening and one of my boys said it looked like me, LOL!!

Audrey actually found me thru my Etsy shop. She has even asked me to be featured on her shop. She was the first person who did not already know me, that really liked and appreciated my art....she encouraged me and for that I am thankful beyond measure. What a blessing God sent to me!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Table Topics Tuesdays


My buddy Shannon over at Welcome To The NutHouse hosts Table Topics Tuesdays. And for today the question is:

what possession of your spouse's/significant other's would you most like to throw away?

Oh this one is so easy for me! Greg was married before and used to go deep sea fishing with his ex. One trip he caught this big orange fish and had it mounted and everything like a "trophy". Now we've been together almost 23 years and he was divorced when I met him...but that
&%$*@ fish has always been around to remind me of the lovely times THEY USED TO HAVE!!!! But, he does not keep it at the house, he did try that ONCE, so it hangs in his office....I would throw that sucker back into the sea GLADLY!!!! The kids took this picture of one on TV that looks exactly like Greg's fish: Yeah I know....lovely!
Now write your own Table Topics post and link up over at Shannon's so we can all share the joy!!


OK after an extended bout of "I have no idea" I am finally back. Me, Shea and Colin ended up being the only ones who got the whole cough, stuffy head and chest and fever stuff.
That was one strange illness, I literally slept 20 out of 24 hours for 2 days...then for over a week I was in bed at 8 or 9...unheard of for me! I still have a lovely hacking cough, but at least I'm awake and it's after 9:00!!

Thank you so much for your get well wishes and checking in on me. I'll make my rounds this week and have some new posts up....

And for today, you can also see me on Organic Mama's Blog, I am featured for the Hide N Seek Etsy game my SHEteam is hey if you would like to win a load of great items....go see Organic Mama Shannon to get started, and to see me!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I haven't been around. Child number 4 got sick Monday night, croup, fever, throwing's Wednesday...she's better...but now I've got it, except for the throwing up...sigh...

And for those of you who are fan of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch", it is with much sadness that I awoke this morning to the news of the passing of Capt. Phil Harris...I always enjoyed his relationship with his boys, it was a joy to watch, and I know they are brokenhearted...You will be missed Captain Phil......

I'm such a dummy, I just erased my signature.....SHOOTTTTTTTTTTT

Friday, February 5, 2010

I missed him...

My husband works for our electric company. So when we have major weather, snow, ice, wind, rainstorms, he leaves us to go work. He got home at 7:00pm last Friday night and left at 3:00am Saturday morning. I kept trying to figure out what I would do if our electricity went out, we do not have an alternate heat source....he's always told me "You have a generator" what does that mean??? I don't even know where it is! We live in a heavily populated area of the county that doesn't have a lot of electrical problems, thank you Lord. My greatest fear is that something will happen to one of the kids....I was the one who had to call Greg to come home from work when Will fell and sliced his leg open and I couldn't look at it enough to tell if he needed I worry. I try not to think about what he is doing out in the cold ice and snow...going without sleep for days at a time. We talk a lot on the phone, I can always tell how tired he is. He was able to run by the house Sunday around noon and get a shower and sleep for an hour....good thing because we didn't see him again until Monday night at 9:30. He hit the wall Monday around noon....that is not a good feeling on this end. He got in that night and crashed...we've both been catching up all week. It's very hard on the kids when he works a weekend like this...Colin cried himself to sleep Sunday night. Shea just asks all day long, "when is Daddy coming home"....I have no answer. I let them have the day off from school on Tuesday so they could have Daddy time....I needed it too.....I missed him....I'm just not the same "me" without him.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ice, Ice Baby...Day 2!

My boys helping one of our neighbors shovel his driveway...
Wonder who made those prints????
Ohhhhh...the culprits....
The kids weren't the only ones loving the long as they got to come in to warm up too...
Still working............
And finished...........
Isn't he cute!!!!!
That's the 13 yr old behind it...............
Of course....what else would you expect from my crew!!!