Monday, November 30, 2020

From thanksgiving

My daughter is always willing to provide me with blog material whether its posing for a photo
Or reminding me to take a picture of the thanksgiving feast she cooked.
Everything was delicious and she sent me home with leftovers too.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

pillow falk

A while back I made a pillow cover for fall. I wanted to make another one for Christmas. My first attempt I messed up and although it's still usable it's very hard to get the pillow in and out. Rather than scrap the whole thing I decided I would permanently leave it on the pillow and make a decorative band for it that I can change out to match the season. I had a buffalo plaid scarf in my craft stash that I cut to size. Then I added some velcro and it was good to go. 
Now I just need to cut the vinyl for my Christmas pillow cover.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Bad habit

Someone has a bad habit of wanting to get up on my desk when I'm sitting at my computer. It was cute when he was little but now he kind of gets in the way.
He also likes to be able to look out the window and of course bark at anybody going by

The pictures were purposely left dark because someone is looking exceptionally scraggly right now and he asked me not to show how bad he looks

Friday, November 27, 2020

A new addiction

When I got my new phone it came with several games already on it. I've tried a few of them but my favorite and new addiction is rummy stars
That avatar down in the left bottom corner is me

I don't know if I won or lost this hand but it looks like I was doing pretty good

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

For those of you living in the U.S. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. This year I'm taking a light hearted approach to my turkey day post. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

How do you get your turkey?

 Repost from November 5 2015

What does a turkey like to eat for Thanksgiving?

Nothing, they are already stuffed.

My index card for the day

What happened to the turkey who's feathers were all pointing the wrong way?

He was tickled to death.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Remember when I was doing index card art?

The repost for today and tomorrow are a look back at those.

November comes
      And November goes,
      With the last red berries
      And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
      And dawn coming late,
      And ice in the bucket
      And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
      And the kettles sing,
      And earth sinks to rest
      Until next spring.
~Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893–1986)

Now that we've moved into November that means it's time to move on to a new theme for the index cards. While I'll still be doing snarky from time to time I think that you'll be seeing quite a few with quotes and sayings relating to Thanksgiving.

Even though I have to work today I guess I am thankful and grateful that I got to sleep in an extra hour

Monday, November 23, 2020

Repost from November 24, 2011


More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. To those of you who are outside of the U.S. and not celebrating today enjoy your day no matter how you may be spending it. 
Duke and I are thankful for each and every one of you


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Repost from November 24, 2009

Since I am short on material I went back through the archives and found an old post. 

Sometimes I get too caught up in all the things I don't have in life. I'm not rich. I don't have a fancy house. My hair is straight, my clothes are old. You get the picture. Basically, I'm a whiner. Aren't we all at times? Today I thought I would take some time to think about all the things I should be thankful for. With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, what better time. I thought instead of doing the typical list I would name some of the things that I normally complain about and find the good in them. 1. What better place to start than with my job. It doesn't pay enough and the people make me crazy. Thankfully I have a job. Too many people are out of work these days. 2. My roof is in desperate need of repairs but the cost is just not in the budget. At least I have a roof over my head. With the economy the way it's been, many are losing their homes. 3. The couch that has a blanket covering it to hide the hole in the cushion from a dog my daughter used to have. No it's not beautiful but I still have a comfortable place to sit. 4. The pile of dirty dishes sitting on my counter. Thankfully I had something to eat. 5. The pile of bills that came in the mail. Not one of them says past due. 6. The pig stye that is also known as my sons bedroom. Thankfully that one means that he came home from Iraq alive. 7. The aching back that I always have (due to scoliosis) Thankfully I can still get out of bed every day and FEEL every ache. 8. All the things that I want but can't afford to buy. If I had everything I wanted what would there be to dream about? 9. The carpet in the dining room that has been pulled up at the edge and chewed on. That means I have a cute adorable furry little Duke who entertains me on a regular basis. (double points on this one because thankfully he no longer does this) 10. The family that irritates and annoys me on a regular basis. I have people who love me. I'm sure I could go on but after listing 10 I'm starting to feel like a real schmuck for being such a

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Three weeks in a row

Thursdays at work I play store manager instead of store baker. One of the jobs I have is to straighten aisles.. For the last 3 weeks in a row I have found this hidden behind other items on the shelf. It's always the Hillshire Farm brand and it's always the roast beef. 
It's bad enough that a refrigerated item is left in a non refrigerated section but it's also empty. 
Someone has a taste for roast beef. They take the pouch of lunch meat out of the plastic container and steal that and hide the container. It infuriates me when people do this. If you can't afford to buy the roast beef we have cheaper options available. Oh and here's an idea, why not work for a living and pay for the things you want.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

working on gifts part 2

Other gifts that I started working on Monday were a couple of reverse canvas projects. I'm afraid these I can't show until after Christmas but this is the start of the project. Here  the  stretched canvases have been taken apart ,  the frames have been stained and the canvas has been painted.  Also the vinyl has been cut  
Here's my machine hard at work cutting out my design

See that post it note on my machine? I'm constantly forgetting to change the setting for the material I'm cutting. I stuck the post it note there to remind me. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Working on gifts part 1

Last year when I was talking to the deli manager one day about Christmas gifts I had mentioned that I should make her a soup cookbook. Her response was oh I would love that. Well procrastinator that I am, I never got around to making it. Luckily for me I didn't forget about it. Monday I started working on it. I went to Pinterest and found my soup board and then started printing out recipes. I think I may even add a section for casseroles and possibly one for sandwiches

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One step closer

I am so much further ahead of the game than I usually am with my Christmas cards this year. Normally I'm scrambling to make them, address them, and get them in the mail. This year, not only are they done but I printed out return address labels as well as address labels. Next year will be even easier because I saved the file that has all of the addresses and all I'll have to do is print. Now all that's left is to sign my name and put the stickers on the front of the envelope

Monday, November 16, 2020

The frost is on the pumpkin

I didn't actually see any frost on any pumpkins but I did see the frost on my windshield the other morning when I went out to go to work 
I'm just not ready for mornings when I have to scrape the windows before I leave. Maybe I should ask Santa Claus for an automatic car starter

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Her royal glitterness

Thursdays I work until 6 now. It pretty much sucks but it is what it is. When I got home from work this past Thursday there was an Amazon package waiting for me on my front porch. Oh what a surprise I had. This is the box that was inside the package. 
This is the note that was with the box. 
And finally this is what was inside the Box 
Just for fun here's another one of me Saturday morning. If I were an actual queen, my hair would probably be a little neater.
Now when I do my crafting I can wear my crown and everything will come out looking so much better because it has the royal touch

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Thanksgiving cards

Monday I made some quick and easy Thanksgiving cards. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

down the street

When the Halloween decorations came down one house down the street from me put up Thanksgiving decorations. It's nice to see people who don't automatically go right into Christmas. The other day on the way to work I pulled over and took a picture. It's not the best but I took it really quick 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

I've been gobbled

Yesterday I got home from work and found this sitting on my porch 
The box wasn't sealed just tied up with a string and there was no return address or anything like that on the box. I took it inside opened it up and what a nice surprise. 
This note was inside.
 it says
You've been gobbled. The air is cool the season fall. Soon Thanksgiving will come to all. With the holiday season drawing near let's all spread a bit of cheer. We are thankful for our friends a great big gobble to you we send. It's your turn to pass it on now but don't fret we'll tell you how. Think of a friend a special one and share with them something fun. Add a treat, like  turkey feet and copy this to make it complete. How to play 1 enjoy your treat 2 places turkey on a window or door 3 you have 48 hours to make a copy and share it with a neighbor or to simply add a treat and pass it on. But shhhh, it's a secret.

Here's a picture of the turkey that I'm supposed to put in my window.

I have no idea who left this for me but it made my day. I've seen things like this but have never gotten one before or even left one for someone else. Now I need to find a few treats to leave for someone else.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

working on cards

Saturday I was working on more Christmas cards. I've already shown you these but I've made some improvements since the first set of cards. I added glitter to the Bears Santa hat 
I used a white paint pen to add snow to the trees and then a little glitter to make it look more like snow 
The reindeer got glittery red noses 
And the gingerbread girls have glittery red buttons 
I only have a few more cards to make and then I'll be done. My only problem is that I ran out of the Plaid paper I was using on these. Now I have to find a suitable replacement for the last few

Monday, November 9, 2020


The other day at work I looked out the front door and saw this
I wonder what's so interesting over there? Let's take a closer look. 
Everyone was stopping to take a look at the puppies he had in the back of his truck. I don't know how many he started out with but by the time he left he only had one. I felt kind of sorry for that poor little puppy being the only one who couldn't find a forever home. All of the puppies look happy and healthy and even the people coming in said the same. I did see one couple leave with two of them. The only concern I have is whether or not these puppies went to good loving homes. I will say that the guy who was giving them away sure did seem to care about them

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Winter will have to wait

I had a good run for a while being ahead of the game with posts being scheduled. Well the well has run dry and now I'm scrambling to find things again.
Yesterday's post showed you the snow that we got. 2 Days Later we had 60 degree weather. I took a little drive through the local park and stopped to get some pictures.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Snow is a 4 letter word

Monday November 2nd I woke up to this.

Gibbs didn't seem to mind too much when he went out for his morning constitutional.

Looking out the front window I will admit that it is pretty but I didn't have to go out in it. Tuesday morning I'll feel differently.    

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