Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blackmail material????

Two of my grandsons and my nephew (5 & 6 yr olds) were playing with and arguing over the babies tonight......notice the nice bibs grandma provided. I think this photo may come in very handy in about 10 years or so???? They will be good dads when they grow up.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bird card

I saved the scrap frame from the Top Note we used a couple of weeks ago.......I often save scraps. It was too plain so I embossed it and voila! Here's my card made with a bit of ribbon, some rub-ons, and an SU stamp. Kind of springy looking, eh?

Friday, February 19, 2010


Just a few cards I made. The bottom one I made at a SU party, so I can't take credit for that one.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Round 2

Last night the other gal who works in the office (opposite days of me) called and said that her last day at work is next Friday. :-0 So here I go again, training another person. Except this time I can not work/train full time like I did last summer. In about 5 weeks I am gong to Florida for a week and I babysit Monday and Thursday afternoons for my grandson. The office manager retired last May and ever since I have picked up extra duties.....I am busy, busy, busy at work. Wish me luck with another new person!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here's my card wreath on my hall wall with all my Valentines; thanks to my card pals, friends, and grandson. When my bff comes over this is one of the first things she looks at to see if I have any new cards, and usually I do.

Strange dream

I am not going to post all of my odd, early morning dreams, but here's one I want to think about. I dreamt an old bf called me and asked to meet me, so I did. The fact that I was married did not come into the equation. The old bf showed me an old house (I think he was going to buy or already owned). We were riding in a car somewhere and he asked if I thought I was going to hell and I said, "No, I am going to heaven.", even though I knew that was not the answer he wanted to hear. That's the jist of it.....dreams sure can be strange, huh?

Friday, February 12, 2010

A day in the life of me

Yesterday morning I got up, made a cup of tea and read my email as usual. About 10am I left the house to pick up my grandson from 4K. I dropped off a bag at the thrift store on the way and did not buy a thing. woo hoo!!! He wanted to stop at the thrift store on the way home so we did. He got some small toys for 25 cents........the price is right so I say OK. When we got home we looked at the Valentines he got from school, played several games of Candyland, finished the Valentine he made for mom and dad (but he says it's for him b/c no one gives him cards), watched a Dora movie, and a Pokeman movie. He insists I watch at least part of them with I do. He wanted to play some games on the computer so we came downstairs to do it but the volume wasn't I checked to see what the problem was.
While I was on my hands and knees under the computer desk checking to see that everything was plugged in one of the plugs that was adjacent to the on/off switch on the power strip bumped the switch and everything went off. So I unplugged everything and rearranged all the plugs so nothing would trip the switch again ...........but then I could not get online. I reset the modem several time and nothing..........I called Charter and we determined that the modem was bad. I still thought that I did something (I blame myself for everything). So I said I'd stop in at the office and pick up a new modem today. End of story, so I thought.
Well, at 7:30 this morning hubby wakes me up (I really wanted to sleep in for a change) and asks "Do you have Charter coming? The truck is sitting in front of the house." The cable guy came in and put a new modem in for me.....but that one was bad too! The 2nd one worked fine. I am glad that he did come b/c now I am back online. BUT I reset my wireless router and I think it is not secure right now so I have to figure that out this weekend too. If I can't, my nephew is home and he can set it up (again) for me.
After the computer fiasco I decided to make something different for supper. I had chicken out so I made Chicken Cordon Bleu. I had forgotten how easy it was and good. Hubby even liked it b/c he ate a huge portion. I'd like to go out for fish tonight, but I doubt if hubby will. :-(
Later today I have to buy a BD gift for one of our grandsons, the party is tomorrow. I just wanna stay home and clean up my mess.........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Thanks for reading my ramblings.
Have a great weekend!

Maxine's funny

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I decided to experiment with stamping using metallic acrylic paints. I like the effect, I don't know if you can see it on these photos, but the metallics do have shimmer. I 'painted' the stamp with the paint using a make-up sponge. Clean the stamp IMMEDIATELY after using. Now just to put some cards together. I am trying for an elegant shabby chic look....wish me luck!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday was a busy day!

First I stopped at the thrift store and ran into Tracey, that's been happening for 2 weeks. :-) I got: a crocheted top for me, 2 shirts for my grandson, a LIKE NEW pair of Mudd flats (pictured above), like new WI Badger cap (for my grandson), one of those baby books the child can chew on and makes crackling noises, and a tiny rubber duck.......for $5.25. Sometimes I get really lucky!
Then I picked my 4-1/2 year old grandsonfrom school at 11 and we went to Walmart, and finally home. We worked on his Valentine card for mom & dad. This is the inside, he punched the butterflies, notice how symmetrical he glued everything???? Under the blue heart in the middle: pink butterfly, flower, green butterfly, and finally the blue heart. In the center of the large flower (that grandma cut free hand) he glued a pink heart and a leaf smack dab in the center. I have 2 kids craft books that he loves to look at and pick out his next craft, we have made several things. Last night I had both boys while mom & dad worked. We made: paper bag turkeys and clay items. One boy was able to make an octopus for show and tell in school today (it is 'O' day today). They both made hand prints. I made the clay with salt & flour. After I was able to sweep the floor we read 7 books.............and by the time they went home after 9PM I was beat!
I am still learning my new computer. It is not easy to open photos like I used to. I will figure that out tho. I was fooling.... around I noticed that my documents and photos from my old computer have been restored. WOOHOO I started a back up of my old computer at That is a fantastic site, check it out. Many computer geeks recommend it. It didn't get totally finished so I am not sure what has all been restored.......but I will check later.
Today I am going in to work for a couple of hours. Since our office manager retired I have been given more duties. I don't mind, I like the challenge.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sometimes I am so blond......

Even though I am a redhead I am really blond some days. The other day I started an account online, today I tried to log onto it........but.....I put a [.com] after my address and not [.net]. For some reason I want to do that. Jeepers.........guess I will call them later and see if they can change it. Saturday I went grocery shopping (so I could make enchiladas for my nephew & his family for supper-Danny got me a new computer: hooked it up and a wireless router and helped hubby with his notebook). Anyway I carried my groceries into the house and when I unpacked the last bag (plastic) I noticed 'water' dripping down the counter and a puddle on my floor. It wasn't water, it was the bathroom cleaner. GR)*%?<#@ One half of the container leaked out. At least it didn't happen in my car. Oh well. Enough 'blond stories' for today.
P.S. My daughter in law is blond too (in reality).........anyway someone figured wrong and she is only 6 weeks along, baby is due Sept 20. That works much better for Jessica's wedding!!! :-)