Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Just to explain a bit why I try to blog every single day. When I first started blogging, it was to keep my brain occupied. When I tend to get upset or depressed about something I will withdraw and sit and vegetate. I decided that the best therapy was to make myself do a blog post every day. It forced me to use my brain and to find something around me that was positive. So it's not a matter of whether or not I have something to say, it's about finding something to say. It's about looking for the good. 

Lately I've been feeling down. I feel isolated and lonely. So even though I say I don't feel like blogging, blogging is exactly what I need to do. I'll muddle through using facebook finds, old pictures and photos borrowed from Presley's mom. One of these days I'll eventually get my act back together and be more cheerful. Until then, I'll just fake it until I make it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

To blog or not to blog

 That is the question. I want to but blogging, along with a lot of other things, is a real struggle lately.

For today, this is as good as I can do.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

And here I thought I was observant

 Yesterday I posted the pictures of the two orders and the cakes that went with them. Grace made the comment:

Love the confetti details on Emma's cake (Also Yellow, Chocolate and MABLE ? LOL) 

Say what? 

I went and looked and sure enough, the option on the order form is for mable not marble

Do you know how long we have been using this order form?  Probably at least 15 years, maybe more. No one has ever noticed that. 

Now I will never be able to unsee that Grace.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

As ordered

Order number one
Cake number one
Order number two
cake number two

Friday, August 7, 2020

busy busy

Wednesday was my 10 hour day at work and by the time I get home and have dinner the day is pretty much over. Yesterday was only an 8 hour day but when I came home I had to mow the lawn. It was way over due thanks to the rain we've been getting . When the mowing was done I needed to trim back the forsythia on the side of my house. By then it was time to make dinner and again the day is pretty much over. After work today I have a couple errands to run and by the time I get home, you guessed it, time to make dinner and the day is pretty much over.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Card number two.

I've made this card before but I decided to give it a try again. This is a free design from awesome SVG. Com
The front is a bit plain. Also my fine tip pen was dried out and I had to use the medium point. My cricut machine drew the cake. I colored it with colored pencils.

The inside of this card is where it's all going on.

Here's a view from the side.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Play morning

I would call it a play-day but I didn't spend all day playing only the morning. I took a little time in my craft room and made a card or two. Today I'll show you one. 
Here's the front view
And the side view

Monday, August 3, 2020

A stroll down memory lane

I was at my daughters house for dinner on Saturday. After we were done eating she pulled out a box of old pictures and was going through them. I snapped a picture of a couple of them with my phone. These made me realuze how really old I am.
This one I was about 23. I had just gotten a perm and the ex snapped a picture of me next to my curly headed daughter
Fast forward to about 2006 and I was 44. This is another one taken shortly after I had gotten my hair permed. Not only would I like to look that young again but I would like to be that thin again

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Welcome baby

I did it. I sat down and played in my craft room and made a card to send to Wades daughter to welcome the new baby.
I debated between cutting a rattle or the baby head and went with the head.
I originally had tried to cut the word welcome but it was small and my machine messed up the cut. I opted to write the word by hand with a black pen.

I fussed with it for quite a while but was happy with how it came out. The colors look different in all the pictures thanks to bad lighting but the last one is how it looks

Saturday, August 1, 2020


I snitched a picture from Wades oldest daughters Facebook page to bring you todays post.
Yesterday I said that his youngest daughter had a baby. She already had two boys and now she has a girl. This is Mya Lynn

Thursday, July 30, 2020

For a birthday

Wades youngest daughter has a birthday coming up so I made her a card
She also just had a baby so i need to work on a card for that. Hopefully I'll get that done this weekend.

you can't make this stuff up

Yesterday morning at work I started my day as usual. When I'm making the donuts I set one of the trays that I put them on, on top of the stove. Just like always that's what I did. I filled it up with donuts after they were finished And when I went to grab the tray it was exceptionally hot. Turns out somebody left the burner on all night long and it was so low that I didn't see the flame. You can see the mark on the back of the tray where it was sitting on the burner.
After that I had a nice little argument with the milk delivery guy.
The third and final event of the day was when a customer called wanting to know if she could get her money back for a money order she had purchased a few days ago. I told her what our procedure is and then she informed me that the person who was supposed to get the money order had refused it and wrote void on the money order. I then told her about the next procedure she should follow to have the money order replaced. She then informs me that she's already done this and just wanted to know if she could get her money back for the money order she purchased. Sorry lady you're having it replaced you can't cash the money order now

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

I need a do over

I spent the majority of my day off napping and watching TV. Today I have to go back to work and all I want is to be able to do Monday over again

Monday, July 27, 2020

For an old man

I got work yesterday morning and found another 🎂 cake order hanging.  I thought this was a lot to put on one little 1/4 sheet 🎂 cake but oh well. I wasnt thrilled about having to do the 🚜 tractor but not much I can do about that. It looks like a kid drew it with a broken crayon

Sunday, July 26, 2020

a favor

I got this text from my sons fiance Wednesday night
I suck and am so late getting something for my sisters birthday. Ill pay you but could you possibly cut me something like this and ill apply it to the mug and everything. If you could just make the sticker thingy

It came with this picture
I told her I didnt think I could do it from scratch but if I had a cut file I could. I set out to search for a shark similar to the one in the picture.
Friday night I finished the decal.
It's not perfect but she was happy with it.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

25 years

I don't know who Jesse and Cathy are but they have been married for 25 years and I made there cake yesterday at work.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Playing with Presley part 3

My daughter took plenty of pictures on Sunday which is great since it gave me lots to blog about. I could have done this all in one day but then I would need more material.

Presley didn't want to eat any of her dinner. Her dad said if she didn't eat her dinner she couldn't have cake. I said since I was the mom of the dad, I could override that ruling. I think she enjoyed her cake.

Once the toys are all on the floor, there is plenty of room in that box for one cute little girl.

So that's the end of the Presley pictures for now. On to something else tomorrow.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Playing with Presley part 2

I have a box full of bracelets that I made when I was doing the craft shows. They never sold but they are a lot of fun for Presely to play with.

I'm not quite sure what the game was but I would say we both had fun. I'm pretty sure as she was lining the bracelets up down here legs, and then mine, that she was saying "staying"

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Playing with Presley part 1

I absolutely love being able to spend time with Presely. She is the bright spot in any day.

And this one is my absolute favorite.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Playing in the rain

After we all ate dinner on Sunday my son was headed outside to have a cigarette. He asked if I had an embrella so I ran and got him one. Because he was outside Presley wanted to go out too. I took her outside and before I knew it we were all outside playing in the rain.

I went in to grab another umbrella for Presley to use although she didn't really mind getting wet. The best part of it all was that her and I did a little puddle jumping.

That wasn't all we did though.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Happy Monday

Popping in a little late today to say hello. I didn't have a post scheduled for my regular time today because yesterday was family dinner day. I was far too busy spending time with my kids and playing with Presley. I'll be back tomorrow with pictures that my daughter took

Sunday, July 19, 2020

To skip or not to skip.

That was the question for the night.  I really don't have anything to post about. My day off consisted of some cleaning and running to the drug store for a refill on my prescription.  The only other thing I did was try to beat the heat. The temp was high 80s with a real feel in the 90s. It's supposed to be even hotter today. I used to love this weather but the older I get, the less I like it. Fall is my new favorite season.

Saturday, July 18, 2020


I think I post this ever year but I haven't done it yet for 2020. There is a hydrangea bush in my front yard that my dad planted for me many many years ago. Some years it's blue, some years it's pink, some it's purple and some years it hasn't bloomed at all.

I never know if I should pull those dead looking sticks out so I just leave them alone.

On one side there is pink

On the other side there is blue

And there in the middle.

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