Friday, January 29, 2010

Bad Weather Is On The Way...

Boy!! Many of my southern and midwest friends are gettin' hammered with nasty snow and ice storms. Yikes!

Now here in the northeast we're old pros when it comes to these kind of storms. Heck we just dug out of a foot of snow that fell last night.

But you know you're in trouble when you see a sign like this.


Have a great weekend folks! Be safe. Also get the snow shovel and Bengay ready.
:> )

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birds Of A Feather...

create together!


Artists in the group, To Dwell In Primitives Thymes are flockin' together for this wonderful spring theme!

I already got crackin' on my offerin' and I'll give you a sneak peek when it's complete. YaY!

So mark your calendar and be sure to check out eBay startin' February 21st. Just type "TDIPT" in your eBay search to see all the fabulous offerins'.

I promise, it's goin' to be a real tweet!
:> )

Monday, January 25, 2010

Don't Be Late...


Since I'm spendin' my days at the hospital, I've been burnin' the midnight oil workin' on my Alice In Wonderland dollie for The Humble Arts for February 1st.

I'm havin' a blast with this one and so are the other artists in our group!

So if you or anyone you know are Alice fans, make sure you stop over to The Humble Arts come February. It's goin' to be a lot of fun!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sorry I've Been MIA...

I've been spendin' my days at the hospital. Man, I hate hospitals.

I want to thank all of you who are keepin' my mama in your prayers after her back surgery.

She is in a lot of pain but in time when all is healed, she'll be able to do the things she's been unable to do for so many years.

(This weekend I look forward to catchin' some winks)





Have a great weekend folks!
:> )

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Best Quote I've Heard...

from a political candidate in a very long time was said recently by Scott Brown in a debate with Martha Coakley. Mr. Brown is runnin' for the senate seat in Massachusetts. The great state of MA is votin' tomorrow.

When CNN senior political analyst David Gergen asked him this "gotcha" question, "...Are you willing under those circumstances to say, I'm going to be the person. I'm going to sit in Teddy Kennedy's seat and I'm going to be the person who's going to block it for another 15 years?"

His response, "Well with all due respect its not the Kennedys' seat, and its not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."

Thank you Mr. Brown. Thank you for speakin' FOR the people. Seems many politicians in both parties have forgotten how to do this.

He then added:
"And they have the chance to send somebody down there who is an independent voter, and an independent thinker and going to look out for the best interests of the people of Massachusetts. And the way that this bill is configured, I'd like to send it back to the drawing board because I believe people should have insurance. Not just this particular bill because it's not good for the entire country. You're talking about another trillion dollars in costs, a half a trillion dollars in Medicare cuts, military people, if you're veterans, you're going to have cuts in Tricare, and it's not good. We need to go back to the drawing board. Nobody has confidence in this bill right now."

Thank you again Scott Brown.

I hope and pray for a honest election tomorrow.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Are You Havin' A Bad Day...

Or feelin' a lil' blue?

I guarantee this will bring a smile to your face in under 20 seconds.


:> )

Friday, January 15, 2010

Go Outside...

bring your camera,


and enjoy nature.

Have a great weekend folks.
:> )

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm In Need Of Seein' Some Green...

As much as I would love to see Washingtons, Lincolns, Hamiltons, Grants and Franklins in my wallet, this time of year my idea of seein' some green is different.

Ahhhh... I needed that.
:> )

Friday, January 8, 2010

"There Is A Privacy About It Which No Other Season Gives You....

In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."
~Ruth Stout

Stay warm...

and enjoy nature.
:> )

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Flashback...

Who needs the HGTV's 2010 Dream Home when ya have this!

Check out the groovy livin' room.

Didn't Marcia Brady have a pair of striped pants like that?

The truth be told... As a young'un, my bedroom were these same colors. Yikes!

(You'd think that turkey would be done by now.)

Poor Barbie.
This is definitely not a Tempur-Pedic.

The back view...

No home is complete without a dune buggy and popup camper.
Although you won't get very far without a steerin' wheel.

Skipper nabbed Barbie's bike.
Not only is she a gymnast, she's a criminal too.

As I was diggin' through more boxes of toys the "earthy" Sunshine Family tooted as they drove by.

But aren't they bein' a tad hypocritical by drivin' around in a gas guzzlin' (looks to be a V8 dual exhaust) truck?

Maybe they're headin' to Al Gore's house.

Ahhhh... Now that's more like it!

They must have overheard me.
:> )

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Peaceful Winter...

I know in another month I'll be cursin' the snow and cold but today I walked our property and thoroughly enjoyed the peacefulness winter brings.

We got a good two feet dumped on us.

As one of my furbabies enjoyed the beauty of winter along with me...

The other two sure as h*ll didn't.

Stay warm folks.
:> )

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Where Has The Time Gone...

Man, I can remember bein' a kid and thinkin' about how ancient I would be when the year 2000 rolled around. Well, here I am 10 years after the fact and I don't need a walker and still have all my teeth.

I'm in the process of a major room overhaul. Turnin' a spare bedroom packed to the brim with stuff and makin' it into a library/computer room for my hubs. Seein' I took over the whole house, that's the least I can do for him.

As I'm goin' through boxes and boxes, I came across many filled with toys from my childhood. I can't thank my mama enough for hangin' onto them.
My sister was the tomboy and I was the girly-girl, so mama had fun buyin' dolls for me. Since she grew up dirt poor, I think she made up for her not so great childhood she had.

Every box I opened brought me right back to another time and place. It even smelled the same.

I have too many to show but thought I would share some of my favorites.

I collected teddy bears. I love this one. He's called The No-Frills Bear. His plain brown wrapper bag reads "Lost in a designer world." (I know how he feels.)

This is Misha, the mascot for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow which the U.S.A. boycotted.

Here are my Barbie and Ken doll cases. Sadly, Ken and Barbie are MIA. Not sure what happened to them. I do remember my sister always chewed their toes off. So maybe she gnawed them into oblivion.

Here are two beauties my uncle brought back after fightin' over in the Vietnam War.

This lil' cutie still danced for me when I pulled her string. Daddy took 8mm film of me playin' with her on Christmas mornin'. Back then she seemed larger than life, now she's just a lil' bit of a thing with really bad pillow-head.

I always loved quirky, odd no name dollies. Especially this lil' redhead.

Unfortunately, my over 45 year old body now has this same profile.

Remember the Loudmouth 8 Track Player??

Even though I had a lot of Barbie stuff, my heart belonged to the earthy Sunshine Family. They were awesome!

Inne cute???

Finally, my Lite Brite was my all time favorite! I couldn't believe when I plugged it in, the lightbulb in it worked!!

Man, how I LOVED playin' with this thing!

Still do...

:> )

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