Friday, April 25, 2014


Hey Y'all how are you today?
I start vacation on Saturday! YES! I need it badly.
Work is...well honestly not great so I am thrilled to finally get a break  form there.
I WISH I had the time to do all I want to in my few days away.
I wish I could load up the car and head out on a road trip,

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 maybe stop in Idaho to see Trisha, head to Nebraska and have fun with Angela, up north a bit and see Peg in Chicago, or Julie (aka Lucy) in Wisconsin.
They are all so sweet and lovely and live in states I have yet to visit!
Maybe go to Kentucky and sleep in a Wigwam
I have always wanted to stay at this motel
 and I am determined to do so one day!
I have no idea why I want to, but I will! LOL

Most likely I will head to Nags Head or OBX as it is now known
It was always Nags Head, NC 
when I was a kid and some time ago it became 
The Outer Banks 
or OBX as we identify it :)
Eating at Sam & Omies 
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or at Tortugas
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I am getting hungry
They are 2 of my favorite places to eat 
down there.
It is definitely a balm to my soul
to be at the beach and the OBX 
is my favorite place to be.
                                       Maybe I will go to Busch Garden or Kinds Dominion.
                                         I LOVE roller coasters and both parks have great ones!
                                               What ever I do I will be sure to share it with you!
                                                                             SEE Ya Soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

About time...

Hey Y'all how are ya today?
Doing ok here :)
It is a beautiful sunny day here in my little spot. I hope it is where you are too!
So what have you been up to?
Me, well I have a few irons in the fire...
I have finally graduated from my archaic laptop that took forever to do anything on to a new HP laptop with Windows 8. I am still learning all the features and am frustrated a bit by some of it, but the speed and being able to navigate at will do more than make up for my frustration!
That is part of the reason posts have been so scarce, it was just too much of a pain to try and get it done on that old thing, whoo hoo I am thrilled.
It was a surprise too, Lee walked in and said here you go.
I was not expecting it at all, especially since he did not do anything for our Anniversary, Valentines or my Birthday. (to say I was hurt would be an understatement)
So an out of the blue gift.....completely gobsmacked.
He knew how the old one was frustrating to me.
I am very thankful and still surprised!
Thank You Lee, love you!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cloche Swap

Hey Y'all how are you today?
It is a gorgeous day here in the south east!
Sunny and 75 (love Joe Nichols too)
We ran up to the hardware store to pick up lunches (we bought tickets from our local Boy Scouts)
we came home and ate on the screen porch, we had dinner there last night too ;)
It is quickly becoming my favorite spring time spot!
onto the post :)
Shirley of Zetta's Aprons and I were among many of the ladies that signed up for Deb and Sandy's Spring Cloche Swap at 521 Lake Street.
Now y'all I have to be honest the whole cloche thing escapes me, why everyone is obsessed with puttin' stuff under a glass dome makes me shake my head, I just don't get it, but I support those who do whole hearted!  HOWEVER  when I saw all the cute as pie spring time scenes, under the dome of a plastic dollar store wine glass I just had to jump in!
Shirley and I met a while back through Sandy's Easter Swap and I have adored her since.
We were lucky to be matched again YAY!
She is so talented and I just love her sweet spirit.
Here is what she sent to me this spring.
Sweet as can be chickie ornament <3

A few sweet treats...we know each other pretty well, I sent her the same ones!

Shirley paints and alters the most adorable boxes, I LOVE IT!
Some of my little Easter bits for crafting will fill it!
Inside this sweet box was.....

THIS GARLAND, I squealed with delight as I opened it,
Lee just laughed at me silly man, he still doesn't get why swaps
make me but they do because of ladies like Shirley!
Last but never least 
The Cloche!
My sweet little lamb holding some forget-me-nots 
a pretty pink rose tucked behind her ear
leaning against a little white fence, sitting on the grass
in a jello mold,
on her handmade cute as a cupcake base.
I love Shirley to bits.
She just had a birthday 
Happy Belated Birthday Shirley
and also,
She is in the midst of a heartache 
so keep her in your prayers too.
Thank You So Much.
Every Bit Is Perfect.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Joanne Fluke 2014!

Hey Y'all how are ya today?
It has been a beautiful weekend here in Va.
I was off all weekend to enjoy it.
We grilled out Friday and Saturday night, and enjoyed our meals on the screen porch.
I also finally had a chance to get to the bookstore and pick up a copy of
The Hannah Swensen installment for this year.
As some of you may recall I was a character in the series last year, in 
I also got a chance to meet Jo last year at a bookstore in Richmond when she was here for a book signing :)
Read all about it HERE
Well this year I am in the book too! 
I was so tickled :)
Ok so I am only on page 330 and I am only in 2 paragraphs, but 
I don't care! I love it and I will be tickled pink if I am in every book she writes!
My Character is
 Jenny Hester, Nurse at Lake Eden Hospital 
Love ya Jo and thanks for including me again!
It made my day :)

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