Sunday, March 30, 2008


Today after church, we had lunch and the HSS left for a week of education. Mixed feelings about the absence, but the rest of the family pulls together to support one another when one is absent. That is the totally awesome part. I reminded an offspring today, "you never fully realize what you have until it's gone". Thankfully only gone for a short while. We look forward to the return at the end of the week.

We took the free afternoon to visit family. Great Grandpa's health continues to decline and the family is working to keep him comfortable. At 92 he has lost his will to live. Having lived through losing a daughter and wife to cancer, he is just ready to go home. I can't say I blame him. Mom seems to be holding up alright, but she isn't getting a whole lot of rest. I felt reassured after visiting today that she is alright at this point. She is taking the situation one day at a time and hoping she doesn't have to place him in a nursing home.

Received an email from my tree hugger niece. That brightened my day. She received the package of goodies I mailed to her and like the selection of stamps I sent. YEAH!!! I'm always looking to recruit new stampers.

Until next time . . . May God Bless your day!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Took time today to stamp!!! Met with my upline for a bit this am to stamp a few new projects that are good for hostess gifts. The time I spend stamping goes so fast. Now I have a whole new list of items I want to order.

Also Celebrating today! My family took me for dinner to my favorite Mexican restaurant for a pre-birthday dinner. Same place they took me last year, with the exception of a few choice loved ones. It was nice!!! And . . . they were so gracious to tell the waiter it was my birthday. They bring this big sombrero and place it on your head and sing Happy Birthday in Spanish. So that naturally captures the attention of the whole restaurant. Embarrassing . . to say the least!!! I'll spare you the pictures that LSS took. Then to top it off we stopped at the craft store on the way home. That was a nice end to the evening. Only bought a few brads, but the cashier was nice enough to let me know that there will be a 50% off coupon in the paper tomorrow and with my receipt I get 20% off my entire next purchase. YEAH!!! Shopping anyone?

God Bless!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Joining the Blogging Community

This is my first post to my blog that was created today. I'm new and leary of this new world, so I'm venturing out of my "comfort zone".

Today the weather is beautiful. Any day with sun and the temperature above freezing is beautiful in my book after this long winter we have experienced. Most of us midwesterners are ready for spring, sun, and flowers at this point.

I'm hoping to learn how to upload some of my stampin' artwork, but we'll see how that goes. If anyone has any suggestions or tips for new bloggers, please feel free to respond.

Peace & Love