Thursday, November 27, 2008

Long week

Hello everyone! I've been absent for a while...I broke a finger and have been having a hard time typing! lol My hubby's truck is kind of tall...or I'm kind of short?? and I was trying to get into the truck and rammed my finger into the door hard enough I saw stars. It's been in a splint that makes life difficult. LOL Trying to change my baby's diaper has been both frustrating and amusing!

Earlier this week my hubby's last living grandparent, Grandma Peterson, passed away. She would have been 90 on December 18. The funeral was last night, about 2 hours away from us. Then, her burial is in Michigan tomorrow.

It's been a tough week. Some things happened with family and we ended up staying at home today for Thanksgiving. Not out of spite or anger. We just couldn't please everyone at the same time and my hubby said we just wouldn't go anywhere and we'd just stay home and rest. And we did. Seeing as how this happened at the last minute, I didn't have a turkey thawed or anything as we weren't having our dinner until Saturday, but we're not hosting one now since Grandma's passing and the burial being 7 hours away, etc.

So, because of the things that transpired yesterday that caused so much hurt, I sat up well after midnight sobbing. You know, I've spent most of my adult life trying to please everyone around me, to my own expense. I don't do that anymore, as it nearly destroyed my health in various ways, and now I'm paying the price for not pleasing everyone else.

I've cried until I don't think I can cry anymore and prayed about it and I'm trying to have a nice holiday with my hubby & baby girl. For our Thanksgiving meal, I had chicken strips from McDonald's and hubby had a chicken salad sandwich from Wal-mart cause he didn't want McD's. I don't want to feel sorry for myself, but I kind of do. My chicken wasn't that good! LOL

I've poured myself a tall Diet Pepsi, wadded my hair up in a clippy and I'm going to start dragging out the Christmas decor. Yes, I think I will.

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

PS- We're so thankful for our very own miracle through adoption!!
Ryleigh's first Thanksgiving:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mad at

Has anyone else noticed that Wal-mart doesn't carry as big a selection of things as they used to? The last several times I've gone there looking for something in particular, they no longer carried it.

Today I went there in need of some black embroidery floss. I went up and down all the craft aisles at least twice. When I asked about it, the lady said they stopped carrying it over a year ago and would not carry it again. Huh?? They used to carry a rainbow of those 20 cent things of floss. She also told me they were doing away with their fabric department! I asked if they would still keep all the other crafty things like yarn, beads and so forth. She said they would be keeping some of the smaller items but not all.

New Castle is a small town. What makes me so mad about Wal-mart cutting back on their offerings is that in the past couple of years or so, in part thanks to the Super Wal-mart, Ben Franklin closed, Big Lots, Jo-Anne Fabrics & our one and only scrapbook store have all closed. Now that all these smaller businesses have closed people rely more heavily on Wal-mart in our town as that is the ONLY store around here (we have a couple of grocery stores). I needed that floss to finish up a project but I'm not driving 20+ miles somewhere for a 20 cent thing of floss.

I've got black paint and dental floss. Do you suppose......LOL Just kidding!

If you rely on your Wal-mart for fabric, etc. you should ask next time you're in your local store if they plan to do away with their fabric department. When I told my mom, she was like "OH! They carry Elvis fabric!!" She'll prolly be hiding under the Elvis fabric display, waiting on them to mark it down!! lol

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Is it just me?

Is it dark and deary and wet and cold anywhere else? Is anyone else in a yucky mood besides me? lol. It's been a long week and it's only Wednesday!

I took this picture from my living room window at 4:50 PM tpday. The view is our driveway and front yard. DREARY!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm so thankful for our Veterans

May God bless our Veteran's-those who are still living and those who gave their lives to ensure our Freedom.
My Grandpa Russell Cox is a WWII veteran and my father-in-law Fred Peterson a Vietnam Veteran. I'm so proud of them both!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Whatcha workin' on Wednesday

It's been kind of a lazy day around here today. My baby girl decided to take a nice long nap late this morning, so Mommy did too!

I had my colonoscopy Monday morning. NO cancer! NO polyps! What I do have is spasms in the bowel and I've been given prescription meds for that. However, they don't seem to be working. I still have lots of pain. The DR said if they don't work, then that will help to rule out the spasms as the cause of my pain. He said I may have endometroisos and would have to undergo further testing to make sure.

So, since I haven't been feeling so chipper, I've been catching up on some paper crafts. I made these cards below for a card swap. I usually don't make cards that aren't primitive or more country, but I got a great deal on some card kits last year after Christmas. These kits were originally from Target and I got them at Goodwill for 49 cents for 10 cards & envies!

Also last year, I bought 4 huge punch-out kits at an after-Christmas sale and I thought I might as well do something with them. lol It took about 4 hours total to punch out all the pieces from all 4 12 X 12 kits. I enjoyed the time though. I did one or two kits a day while catching up on my Dr. Phil episodes. lol This mess on the floor is just from one kit!
Some of the larger pieces were pillow boxes, Chinese take-out boxes, cards and other types of containers.

Some of the pieces from 2 kits!
Last night and this morning I made 50 gift card containers. Our church sells gift cards as a fundraiser all year long, so I plan to donate all these containers to them to sell along with the gift cards. Our church is in a multi-million dollar building program, hence the fundraisers.

A couple weeks ago I painted an old cabinet & a rocking chair black. Here's some new photos:

The black cabinet houses our trashcan, brooms, mops, bulk paper towels, trash bags, etc.

It's kind of a unique set-up. Our kitchen is on the right of the small wall, the dining room to the left. Our kitchen has tons of counters and cabinets. We have 37 cabinets & drawers! It's wonderful! But, there's no empty wall space in the kitchen, so there's no place for the trash can, etc. Things might look weird in the pic, but it really does look nice in person and the flow is good.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I hope you exercised your right to vote today! We went to vote about 8 AM. We live in a rural area and the wait was less then 10-15 minutes. I think there were 8 people in front of me.

The news on TV is saying that some people in Indianapolis have waited 5 hours in line to vote. Would I wait that long?? I don't know. I can't imagine I would stand in line that long. Maybe if they gave me a chair? lol Would you wait that long to vote?

I propose a new candidate for President! She certainly gets Mommy and Daddy's votes!