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Friday, July 30, 2010

Do it now before you no longer have the opportunity!

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Come on get happy…

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”  - Storm Jameson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wicked cool giveaway!!!

Check out the giveaway at I am wicked cheap! for the Couponizer.

I really want one of these. I would be so organized and not have to carry three (3) coupon organizers with me. Wish me luck.

10 Things to Bring on a Camping Trip

  1. Hotel Reservations!!!! (Ha-ha!!)
  2. Well, if it were a real camping trip, I guess I would have to bring a tent but I wouldn’t be able to put it up.
  3. Books.
  4. Bug spray!!!!!!
  5. Marshmallows.
  6. Knitting.
  7. Hot dogs!
  8. If camping on the beach, fishing poles.
  9. Potato chips (camping and chips reminds me of being a kid.
  10. If sleeping on the ground, a foam mat so you can move in the morning is a necessity.

Monday, July 19, 2010

What did you do this weekend?

I did not start my car once after I got home on Friday. Why?

Because my mom drove me!!! Yup, my mom has a car. It is a Kia Sorrento and her bosses bought it for her. Lucky duck. They bought it for her because they want to do some RV traveling and they want her to have a vehicle to do what she needs to do. They are so great.

Anyway, I spent Saturday going through boxes of paperwork and sorted them into filing, recipes, craft project ideas, organizational/household stuff, and knitting patterns. Then, I sorted each into categories to be put away. I even made a pretty good pile of patterns that I will never knit so I am going to be giving some away in a swap.

Saturday evening, mom came over to show me her new car and we had hamburgers, oven fries and homemade remoulade sauce. Yum. Then, we went to the Dollar Store for dog food and peroxide and to Walmart to return a shirt that didn’t fit Princess Ivi.

Saturday night, after Mom went home, Princess Ivi and I watched A Sound of Thunder. This was really good. I expected it to be some cheesy, B movie but it was good.

Sunday morning, Mom picked us up and we went to church where she made a testimonial about how God has made a difference in her life and we all cried.

Sunday afternoon, we went to Gainesville to the library and I picked up some knitting books.

Sunday evening was spent putting paperwork away, eating a tomato sandwich and watching 2012 (which I thought was really good). I love John Cusack and for everyone else who loves him, here is a pic to start your Monday morning off right!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thought for the Day

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”
― Wayne Dyer

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wicked Cool Giveaway

Check out i am wicked cheap’s giveaway of an Easy Lunchboxes eco-friendly lunch box system.


I have seen this lunchbox mentioned on a couple of different sites and it looks awesome.  If I had one of these, I would actually eat lunch everyday.  

Be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Funnies for your morning

My sister sent me a great email yesterday.  This was the opening pic.  


Isn’t it funny?

It also contained these bits of wisdom…


1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.


At age 4 success is . . . . Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is . . Having a driver's license
At age 35 success is .. . ... ...having money.
At age 50 success is . . . Having money....
At age 70 success is . .. . Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . ... . Having friends.
At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.

Funny huh?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coolest clock…I want one

I saw this on Craftzine today. 

It’s a clock.  It knits one round on this scarf every 24 hours.  This is so cool.  I really want one but I think it is beyond me.  For more info on the clock check out the article on designboom

Casting on…

I actually started a knitting project last night.  I started the gauge swatch for Sackboy which I am making for Princess Ivi’s boyfriend.  He is going away to boot camp in the fall so hopefully, I will have it done by then but if not by then, definitely by Christmas.  Have I mentioned how much I hate doing gauge swatches?  I do.  They are boring and time consuming but I guess they are a necessary evil.

It feels strange to be knitting again.  Kind of like renewing a long lost friendship.

I made refrigerator pickles on Sunday.  I already sampled them because I couldn’t wait the two days the recipe called for.  They are good but a bit too salty.  I am hoping that the salt issue is just because it was the bottom of the brine pitcher and that the first container made is not so salty.  Of course, I will still eat them anyway. 

10 Things I Like About Where I Live

  1. Sunny weather.
  2. Mild winters.
  3. Great produce for a long period of time due to a longer growing season.
  4. My little house. 
  5. Good schools.
  6. My neighborhood which is great for walking.
  7. Being close to so many state parks.
  8. Being close to the beach.
  9. Being far enough away from Disney and the other parks that it is not crazy.
  10. Being able to work in Gainesville, Florida and watch the entire town get “Gator Fever”.


“Life is all about timing...the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable...attainable.  Have the patience, wait it out.” - Stacey Charter

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thought for the Day

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

10 Ways to Enjoy Summer

10 on Tuesday, a day late, of course.

  1. Take your kids to the beach.
  2. Tube down the river.
  3. Go yard-saling, flea marketing, garage saling, etc.
  4. Go to the farmer’s market.
  5. Pick your own blueberries or blackberries.
  6. Read a book.
  7. Lounge in a hammock.
  8. Have a bonfire.
  9. Go camping (if you live in a cool enough climate).
  10. Go fishing.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it….

So one of my favorite authors is Shannon K. Butcher.  I love her series, The Sentinels.  The books are great and the covers are very yummy.  Anyway, the other day (on the 30th), I was curious about something and went to her website to check it out and she had a monthly contest for a giveaway.  She was giving away Running Scared.  I entered, not expecting much since I have pretty bad luck and since it was the last day of the contest.  Well, guess who won an autographed copy of the book.  Yup, ME.  I am so excited to read this book.   Here is a pic of the cover.  Doesn’t he look yummy?  I think it is the tattoo.  Of course, the muscles don’t hurt things either. 


You can check out more about Shannon and her books at her website…

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Perogies and Painting

Last night, I got home and Princess Ivi wanted to make dinner.  She was making perogies.  Yum.  She had pan problems though so I took over.  They were kind of bland so I made an impromptu cheese sauce for them.  For future reference, it is difficult to make a cheese sauce when you have no flour.  I actually used garlic powder to make the rouĂ© but I think they turned out okay.

After dinner, Princess Ivi pained her nightstand.  It is now purple with gray drawers and black drawer pulls.  It was yellow which is totally not Princess Ivi.  Now, it looks very Dr. Seuss-ish.

While she was painting, I browsed through my Google Reader and came across the sad news that my local yarn shop is closing their brick and mortar store.  Boo-hoo-hoo.  I am so sad.  I loved that store. 

Then we watched A Walk to Remember and I watched Princess Ivi cry while watching it which is a very rare thing for her.


This morning, I woke up a little bit earlier so I could drive over and pick up Princess Ivi’s boyfriend.  They went to see an 11:00 a.m. showing of Eclipse and now they are hanging at the mall.  I am going to pick them up after work.

Tonight for dinner, I am making barbecued chicken legs, potato salad and green salad.

Gotta get through tonight and tomorrow and then, I have a three day weekend.