Saturday, November 15, 2008

Traditions of Thanksgiving

HUMMM, it seems like the traditions of Thanksgiving vary with different stages of life. When I was a child, it was going over to my Grandparents house. When I started flying, it was always flying. I spent the first Thanksgiving I was flying in San Francisco. The entire FA crew was out of my class - 3 weeks of experience. Talk about deer in the headlights. But we had fun even though we were away from home. Now We either have Thanksgiving at my house or a relative's house. When it is at my house, the best tradition is my husband ALWAYS does the turkey, he either smokes it or deep fries it. YUMM! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Beyond the Blue

The Carnival theme this week is to blog about anything to do with your work (past, present or future) which is outside of Etsy. That's a super easy one for me...I am a retired flight attendant.
Sometimes I wonder where the time went. I can still remember certain flights, people and places like yesterday, but the time factor is just a blurb. ( I took early retirement).
I do miss going to Europe every weekend. Most of the time it was just a 24 hr layover, so I either went out and started exploring right away or "crashed". I wasn't one of those who could nap for 3 hrs and then get up and go out and stay out until night time.
One time I had a 2 day layover in Dublin and remember looking around the table that evening in the pub and thinking I am tired of you people, I want to go home. So I tried not to do long layovers again.
Now I enjoy creating items for my etsy shop, watching my boys play sports, talking with my daughters and gardening.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Autumn is Officially Here

Hi Ya'll, it's fall! Such a beautiful time of the year. The oppressive heat and humidity of summer are gone and now it's gorgeous outside! Open windows, cool nights for sleeping, GA football...GO DAWGS!!!!
One of my favorite memories of fall is raking the leaves into big piles and jumping into them over and over again. Now that I'm grown, I realize it was a trick to get us to help with the yard work, but that's okay, it was fun.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Favorite Color

I just LOVE color. If I had to pick one favorite color, it would be blue, or wait, maybe red, green, TURQUOISE, pink, AQUA, can see my problem. Bold and bright, cool and calming, color is a design element that allows you to express yourself. So for the moment, I'll go with blue.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Something I Did as a Child...

I remember going over to my Grandparent's house almost every Sunday. We would play and Granny would always have candy in the cupboard. We gobbled it up because we didn't get many sweets at home. Our parents would come back over for dinner and then we would return home.
While at our grandparents we would play, ride on the riding lawn mower with Grandaddy, watch movies on TV (black and white), craft, or just hang out. There was no air conditioning and I remember it being SOOOO HOT!!! They would turn on this big window fan in the back room and crack the front door to try to draw some air through the house. Well, I guess you know I am no spring chicken by now, but those were the days!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Birthday Blessings

Today is my bithday and what better time to count my blessings.
I am thankful for
-my parents, Robert and Betty
-my children, Ashley, Amy, Connor and Christopher
-my husband, John
-my sisters, Susan and Karren
and ALL are healthy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Back To School

As most of the country is getting ready to go back to school, we are entering our second week here in Georgia. All of the anticipation of new classes, new teachers, new friends has calmed down. As my younger son said, now we have to start curriculum. So it's signing agendas and making sure homework is done before running to football practice. Somewhere in there dinner or a snack to hold him over until dinner.

Now, as the days have go by I find myself looking at the clock, waiting for the door to open and hear his cherry voice and get a big hug and kiss. Since Chris started middle school this year, it seems like he is gone all day (well he is)! - from 8am until 4pm. The bus picks up and drops the boys at the end of the driveway since we live "out" and not in a neighborhood. A nice convenience and as Erma Bombeck once said, the school bus was her best friend- it showed up like clockwork to take them and then dropped them back off at the end of the day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Graduation Time

This has been a busy month for me...I had a daughter graduate from the University Of Georgia (in 4 yrs and kept the Hope Scholarship all 4 years!!) We are so proud of her and now she is going to get her masters.
After a trip to the Carribean, she will work in Athens and go to school in the fall. Here are a few pics from her party we gave to celebrate her accomplishment...she's on the right in the pics.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Diamonds and Daisies

Some people think of Diamonds and Daisies as the birthstone and flower for April. I have another take on it...Baseball!!!! (Baseball Diamond and Daisies in the outfield). I probably wouldn't be so enthuastic about it if my son, Christopher, was not playing baseball. He LOVES it. His team is the Creekview Grizzlies 5the grade travel team, a feeder for the high school team. He has lots of fun and I enjoy watching him and the others play. I am the Concession Mom this season, so lots of extra activity there. Here are a few pictures of the boys...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Polka Dots are HOT

I love Polka Dots and it seems a lot of other people do too. My Crossover Polka Dot Booties have sold like Hotcakes and I've just been featured on a blog about Polka Dots... Stop by and check out the blog, there's lots of fun goodies to "dot" for.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Tornado Weekend

This past weekend was a whopper! Strong storms rolled through the Atlanta area with tornados, hail, strong winds, destruction and death. It's so sad to think of the people that lost their life during the storms. How horrifying to be flung through the air or have your house collapse on you. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who suffered from the tornados.

My family and I were lucky, we spent the better part of Saturday in the basement. At one point you could hear the "train" roaring not too far away from us, but we were not hit directly. And the hail, it looked like someone had dumped ice chests out all over the place!

Mother Nature is full of surprises and you have to be in awe of the power of storms like these. Reminds us we are not in charge and to be grateful and thankful for all God has given us.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Peaches vs. H2o, Part 2

A big to do about nothing! For all their hype, you would have thought more would have happened than dipping up a little water and peach juice flying out of a can. It didn't even make the news as far as I know. The morning mess on Star 94 is just that, a mess!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Peaches versus Water

The great debate continues...I heard on Star 94 this morning that the mayor of Chattanooga, TN brought 2000 bottles of H2O to the GA capital yesterday, and the delivery man was dressed as Davy Crocket. Of course, it was "all in good fun" according to the report.

Well, the new morning DJ's on STAR 92 couldn't let that go unanswered. So this morning they were planning to take a helicopter, fly up to the GA/TN border, and scoop water out of the TN river with a bucket hanging from the heilcopter and bring the water back to GA. On top of that they were going to drop canned peaches into TN.

For those of you unaware, GA is in a severe drought and there seems to be some dispute on where the actual border between the 2 states lies. It just so happens to be along the river and GA wants that part of the river returned to GA.

I'll be listening to the radio today and let you know what happens...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Buzzing With the Booties

I purchased a bootie pattern from a fellow etsian fron England, I have been obsessed with making them and each pair turns out cuter than the last. She warned me they were addictive and they are! I even went on a fabric shopping spree to get more great fabric to use to make them.

Now I am going to make matching bootie and bib sets. The bib pattern is my own design, altered a bit from other bibs in my shop. Here are some of the booties:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I've Been Featured!

I just found out I've been featured by Dawn of Because I Said So! blog fame on her product review site Mamas Like. Her blog about life as a mother of 6 children has attracted a huge following and national media attention. Please scroll down to the Blogs to Visit to click onto her sites...FUN STUFF!