Jig, Jig, Jiggling
I have not been doing my Spark program well at all these past couple weeks.
I had all kinds of excuses, but they all fell rather flat when I thought them. None were valid.
Not walking was excused by saying "It's too cold". That is ... Read more
Believe in the goodness of life. Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew. Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude. Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies. Believe in the laughter of children.
I found this when I... Read more
Today I Am Sad
Today I am sad. John, one of my "Ally Kids", passed away Dec. 17 at the age of 16. The photo above is the one I made for him, and it's name is "Let Your Light Shine". I rec... Read more
I Want to Share This Letter With You
Letter from Jesus about Christmas --
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by... Read more
Merry Eatmas...........er, Merry CHRISTmas!
Here's a little insight to my old Pre-Spark way of facing "this food thing" as I call it. My reasoning is "I will eat this now so I don't have to cook it at home and eat too much of it".
Seriously, that is how I look at a buffet table. ... Read more
I Walked Three Miles for Chocolate Mousse Cake
Yesterday was the Christmas party at Quilt Club. I attended, therefore, I was already in trouble.
I didn't start out in trouble. I had wonderful intentions. I made a big bowl of cut up fruit, knowing that way I was sure there would be go... Read more
Merry Christmas to ALL
Ok. I added my Christmas photos tonight.
Here;s the deal: If you want to see them up close and personal, just let me know.
I need to know how many to cook for!
Several of you asked for photos of the crystal ornaments I put on m... Read more
Okay, So You Got Me!
Yesterday I actually cleaned my office and exercise room. I woke up today all stiff and sore from over doing things yesterday.
I vowed to do nothing but stretch today. My entire body needed it.
I decided it would be okay to not do ... Read more
I AM IMPRESSED WITH MYSELF!
Today I walked 5 miles in 51 minutes! I just kept pushing my speed, and WOW! I was really making tracks!
I have finally gotten guilty enough to get back on the program. I ... Read more
The Funniest Thanksgiving
We did have a lovely Thanksgiving. We went to our neighbor's. It is a fun story.
They came over last week, "just chatting". They were nudging each other with their elbows, saying under their breath "YOU ask her" and "NO, YOU ask her". ... Read more
Holidaze and Expectations
Well, here they are again. The Holidaze. Why are we always worrying about the Holidaze? I'll tell you why we worry about Holidaze.
EXPECTATIONS!! Expectations from ourselves, our kids, the rest of the bloomin family, friends, merchants,... Read more
Maxine's Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care
Here is the solution:
While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you n... Read more
A very sad, sad day today.
Today is a very sad, sad day for me.
Nick is on the right. Gone, but never forgotten!
It is with great sadness that I write this. Nickolas died today, Tuesday, Nov... Read more
Showing off My Quilt Room and a few Stockings
Well, here are the photos. Actually, you have to go to my page and click photos to see what I am talking about.
I thought it easier to answer quilters' questions as to how I store my stash by posting photos. You know the old saying....one... Read more
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My Elna is Being Serviced, Can't Walk Miles...Is There Anything Else?
Yesterday my overworked Elan sewing machine started making s whiney kind of noise I have never heard before. It needs to be serviced.
DH does my machine service, which is a ... Read more