Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Those of you who know me well can fill in the above blanks. Those of you who do not know me well, fill in the blanks with nice, kind, and amen !! Don't know what just happened. I had half of my post written and it just disappeared. I can not find it saved anywhere. Sorry, Kim, of Sweet Sage. You will have to wait.I will try to make it sugar coated, for you, when I finally tell the story. Must say goodnight. Hope all have sweet dreams.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Marija, my sister-in-law in front of our favorite Mexican food restaurant. Want to know why it is a favorite? Well, the food is great but those $2.50 happy hour margaritas are the real draw.
Walking in Woodland Park with my sweetheart.
Are we having fun, or what? Scratch, homemade pizza by Marija and Chandler and fresh peach pie by yours truly.
The moon ,Joy, of Garden Gate, mentioned on her blog. It was just beautiful.
Randy, my sweetheart, and Miaja, my sister-in-law playing pool at Charlie Clark's. Kim, of Mystic Paper, you will like this-Randy calls it Cowboy Charlies. The first time we visited Pinetop he could not remember the name Charlie Clark's and Cowboy Charlies was born. From then on it became Cowboy Charlies to us. Marija had not played pool in 2and1/2 years. May I just say shark?
My Cosmopolitan Martini served in a wine glass. They were out of martini glasses. Huuummmm-wonder if cowboy bars even have martini glasses. Regardless, it was just delicious.
Fishing trip. The only thing caught was a crawdad by our grandson, Chandler.Crawdad Proof
Me deleting many pictures from my camera. The little orange things you see on the quilt are the beginning of stitched paper jack-0-lanterns. Had to do work while others fished. Poor me.
Marija fishing to no avail but still smiling.
Cute little chipmunk at Hawley lake
My husband is not a cowboy but he smokes a mean brisket. Yes, they tastes as good as they look. He learned to do this a few years ago when I was antiquing in TN. He and some young Texas golfers wanted to have smoked brisket while watching the Texas/Oklahoma game. He decided to learn to cook. This could well be the first thing he had ever cooked in his life. He plans to do much more cooking ( not sure he knows this yet ) since he is retired.
Newly hung hammock we bought while in Mexico. I wish we had taken a picture of the sides. They are crocheted lace and it is darling, if I do say so myself.
Hummingbirds abound. This one has a red chest and Randy has named him Petey.
And last, but certainly not least, for Kim , of Sweet Sage Vintage, a taste of what is yet to come.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Kim's Lovely Booth
It's A Girl Thing
Kim's Beautiful daughter, Breanna and
the one who is having the best ole time!
Look Closely at Our Hands!
Fabulous Present From Kim
Hanging this in my bedroom!
Ended Day With Janell, Bonnie and Marija By Taking Paper Doll Card Class at Mystic Paper Taught by Meri
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Can't find my cord to download my pictures I took yesterday, of my perfect day.
Off to Pinetop tomorrow. Hope it shows up. Seems my camera battery is in Pinetop.
My sister-in-law is going with us and we have internet there. I know she took some great pictures. Hopefully I will be able to post hers. She is a better photographer than I am anyway.
Told my husband today I want a new camera. He thinks I might just not know how to use the camera I have. Can you imagine? Just because the battery goes dead often, I leave the charger where I am not and I lose cords. Well,Snickerdoodles. I am sure one of the digital SLR's would keep track of itself. I am hoping it will speak to me! Smile.
Friday, August 8, 2008
6:30 Awake--alright, maybe if I had slept a little longer it would have been more perfect BUT I did not have to go to a clocked job---pretty perfect.
7:00- A little coffee, a breakfast bar, get dressed, smile at the fun ahead of me today,etc. etc.
8:00- Load car for the day. Smile at the fun ahead of me.
8:45- Drop off little surprise at work for my friend Bonnie. Sad that she is not playing with us. Saddest part of day. Bonnie cannot play.
9:10- Pick up sister-in-law, visiting from Belgrade, Serbia, at my parents house.
9:30- Meet Kim, of Sweet Sage Vintage at Starbucks. Hug, laugh, hug, laugh, pictures, laugh, coffees to go, more pictures.
10:20- Arrive at Chez Antiques at Tatum and Cactus in Scottsdale, AZ to see Kim's new venue. Look, laugh, pictures, look, laugh, pictures, look, laugh, pictures.As I knew it would be, darling, darling space. Found a vintage purse, a topper for a dress I have (in Kim's space- if you live in AZ visit her!) and a darling hat to go with the dress, topper and purse. More of laugh, pictures, and so on and so on.
12:30- Go across street to Outback for the Blue salad. What? Closed until 4:30? Head towards Keirland ( I know this is spelled wrong. Can't remember correct name of spelling ) Stopped at Kim's daughter's work. Never met her before. She is- shall we say gorgeous? Also, she is a skin specialist and I need to be telling you where the office is, as we all should be going there for treatments. Will get back to you about this info!
1:30- Arrive at Keirland Commons for lunch. North is the name of the restaurant. Fabulous food, service. Pictures, laugh, laugh, laugh. By now my battery is dead once again. Kim and Marija's are still working great, so what can I say? I want a new camera!!!!!!
3:30- Stop at Victoria's Secret- more laughs and laughs and pictures.
4:00- Head back to the east valley.
4:45- Back to Starbuck's to drop off Kim.
5:00- Gooing and Gooing over presents from Kim-Key chains made from vintage silverware and this fab, fab, fab, ceiling tin tile, along with a lace ribbon with a rhinestone in the center. Oh My Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive! Pictures, Laughter, Thank yous, Pictures
5:30- Run into QT for a pop!
6:00- Paper Doll dress up class at where or where? Yep, Mystic Paper. Fun, Pictures, Laughter!
8:40- Hello to Marissa, Mike Putman, and his partner CAT. I got to meet the CAT! Smiles, laughter.
8:50- Pizza slices next door to Mystic.
9:00- Look at vendor's wares outside Mystic.
9:30- Take Marija, sister in law back to parent's home.
10:00- Say hello to my parents, kisses, byes, call hubby, for second time to say, "Don't worry, I am on my way home!"
10:20- Home, shower, talk to husband, laugh about the day.
11:30- Start timeline of the perfect day but not the perfect post. Sister-in-law does not have Internet at parent's house. They are in their late eighties. I have a few pictures but honestly--don't have the energy tonight to download and post. Just waiting to get the ones Marija has and then I will post pictures.
11:50- Starting spell check and getting entry posted so this tired body can go to bed. Tomorrow will not be the times of today but while packing for Pinetop and cleaning up this house for sale I will definitely be laughing about all the fun memories made today. Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, yet to come.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Bon is giving me my cherished birthday present. We are having lunch at Mango's in downtown Mesa. It is within walking distance of Mystic Paper. I should have taken a picture of the Horchata drink I tried. Oh my goodness. I am in love with that drink. I think bars should feature it with a shot of rum!
The cover of my birthday present from Bon shown below. This was in the clear bag you see in the above picture.
Bon and I have been friends for twenty years. The fun we have had together is unbelievable. She made this book for me Featured are pictures of many of the fun adventures and moments of friendship which make life blessed. She told me it was one of her favorite things she has ever made because of all the happy memories that flooded through her mind as she created it for me. No doubt about it. I smiled all the way through and will do so over and over again throughout the next twenty years of creating more memories. My daughter will be quite happy as well, with this gift. I had told her I thought I was ready to be a grandma instead of a GramCe. I was tired of coloring my hair. You should have seen the look on her face. She said,"Mom, I was just looking at pictures of you when Chandler was born, before you colored your hair. I was just going to tell you you look ten years younger now than you looked ten years ago." I think she was saying I look twenty years younger than when I did not color my hair. Well, the pictures in the birthday book tell all. For now, I will continue to pay the money and take the time to color my hair! Smile.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
My sister-in-law, Marija, arrived from Serbia this morning. You do not want to know how long it took her to travel here. She is waiting on her green card. Of course I am giving her no mercy. I signed her up for Mike Putman's class at Mystic Paper tomorrow. I also twisted my friend Bonnie's arm to take the class with us. My birthday treat. It was a late sign up but Mike was gracious enough to welcome us into the Sat. fold of fun.
My Birthday Story Upgrade. I was originally due on my mother's birthday of July 27th. My mom was induced on the 31st. After being induced I arrived shortly there after. I weighed 6 pounds something and she stayed in the hospital almost a week. Things were very different back in those days. Mother and I went home to my grandmother's house for a couple of weeks after being released from the hospital. My father is quite the story teller but nothing about this particular day was noteworthy to me. Maybe I can add a little fiction to spice it up or maybe I will just move on to another story of substance.You never can tell what tomorrow might bring so visit again. I am sure there will be a fun time tomorrow, at Mystic Paper, in downtown Mesa. I hear there are people from all over the world attending Art Unravelled and we will have some of the fun ones in the Beeswax class. Smiles! Off to bed so I can hopefully keep my eyes open in class tomorrow! Happy dreams everyone.