Saturday, January 12, 2019

Winter Weather Warning

Well, we are under a winter weather warning. . .Winter Storm Gia is moving in later today. In anticipation of the weather, our daughter's school and the grandkids' school both have early dismissal. They seem to be in the bulls-eye of the weather and we are on the cusp. Depending on the weather source we are getting 3-5 inches or 7-9 inches of snow. . .that seems to be a huge variance to me!!! But, either way, I think I'm planning on a low-key weekend at home. For the first time in forever we are going to miss our granddaughter's piano recital, but honestly at this point, I think that might be in jeopardy because they have snow in the forecast too!!!

This is my first week back to "normal" but not really. . .our daughter had a medical test on Tuesday that caused concern for me and my husband had surgery yesterday, so not really a typical week just yet. . .maybe next week. Nonetheless, I am kind of looking forward to a quiet weekend at home!!!

I am slowly getting back into scrapping mode so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using And, with that I am outta here to go have a peaceful, relaxing weekend with the softly falling snow!!! Until next time. . .

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Year, New Plans

Well, here it is a new year - Happy New Year!!! I have lofty plans for the year so we will see how that works out. I plan to switch browsers once I figure out how to convert my bookmarks. I have used Internet Explorer for years and when I switched to Windows 10, I decided to bite the bullet and use Microsoft Edge. But now I find I want a full-functioning browser and not one that continually regresses so I do plan to switch. At some point I would also like to switch blog services. . .for the life of me I can't figure out an error message I am getting and it is frustrating me to no end. . .

But, before I start those ventures, I plan to spend this first week with my granddaughter, get caught up on life after all the Holiday Hoopla, and get back into scrapping. I am determined to NOT wait until the last minute for the 2020 digital gifts this year!!! Having said that, I have some layouts to share with you so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using And with that I am outta here. . .today I'm cleaning the house and maybe, just maybe organizing my desk a bit better!!! Until next time. . .

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Final Countdown

OK, I know some of you are going to read this and think that I am gearing up for New Years, but nope, our Christmas celebration is this Sunday!!! I have a few last minute gift arrivals to wrap, another trip to the grocery store and a granddaughter to entertain today. . .then tomorrow is full-on cook til I drop day!!! I am hoping that I can have everything squared away so Sunday I can just throw stuff in the oven and enjoy being with everyone. We'll see how that goes!!! We don't have a typical "Christmas Dinner" because at this point folks are pretty much done with holiday fare. . .instead years ago on Super Bowl Sunday we started a tradition of "Junk Food Day" which is just a whole bunch of finger foods and fix it yourself stuff. When I asked the girls years ago if they wanted ham or turkey for Christmas or if they wanted just to go the Junk Food Day route since they are grown and out of the house now with their own Super Bowl festivities, they wholeheartedly replied they wanted JUNK FOOD DAY!!! And now, my grandkids are vested in the notion of nothing but junk food for an entire day. Now, Junk Food doesn't have to be unhealthy. . .this year we are having Carnitas with homemade Salsa, Guac, and Salsa Verde. Along with that will be homemade Italian Beef, a veggie plate, a fruit plate, garlic lime wings and a potato skins bar. I always make some kind of holiday dessert for the kiddos too. The challenge for me now is to work around food allergies and I think I have done it this year. . .maybe the exception will be the Italian Beef because one of the ingredients for that has sulfites in it and we really do NOT want an epi-pen to have to make an appearance that day!!!

With everything going on, my scrapping time has been somewhat limited, but here goes. . .

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Feeling Festive

This week my husband had his surgery and it went well so that is a huge relief!!! Now we wait for the second round in January!!! I also got all of the Christmas gifts wrapped except for one that should be done later today. I got the Shutterfly Christmas gifts finished and ordered so I am on standby for that to show up next week. I can't tell you what a weight that lifts from my shoulders!!! Now I feel like I can enjoy the holiday season finally!!! We went to one Christmas program last night and are going to one on Sunday and that should wrap up those activities. Don't get me wrong, I love going to this stuff, but everything is out of town and I mean OUT OF TOWN by 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours one way!!! And this time of year you never know what the weather is going to be like!!! Next week we have Christmas at my MIL's house. . .and if I get through that I feel like I am home free!!! I don't even mind getting things ready for Christmas here. . .that will be a week later and that is fine with me. . .

So, this week I have been getting back into scrapping a little more and have a few things to share with you. . .so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using And, with that I am outta here to go put the finish wrappings (pun definitely intended) on this holiday season!!! Until next time, I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of new memories to scrap in the coming year. . .

Friday, December 14, 2018

Frantic Friday

Well, today is a frantic day and most of the weekend will be that way too!!! Today I am on standby in case my husband needs help with his Pancake And Sausage Breakfast at church tomorrow. We started setting up last night. I spent over 2 hours ironing panels for the Santa House picture area. It was during that time that I realized I had become my Mother. . .Mom always had her homemade spray starch in a spray bottle that she hung from the ironing board and while my spray bottle only had water, I was wishing for some of that spray starch a time or two. Then the iron - I am using my Mom's iron. Keep in mind she passed away 14 years ago last week and she had this iron for some time before that. . .and come to think about it, I'm using Mom's ironing board!!! As far as ironing boards go, this is a Cadillac version!!! Love this ironing board!!! And if last night and today weren't busy enough, tomorrow we have the breakfast, I may have to go pick up our daughter and tomorrow our niece is getting married out of town. On to Sunday. . .we are going to a Holiday Dance Show that our granddaughter is in!!! Monday is a day to recouperate and then Tuesday my husband is having surgery. . .that might just do it for me for the week!!!

Between all the activities, my scrapping time has been limited, but here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Forgot to publish this. . .sorry!!! I did survive the weekend!!! Until next time. . .