Thursday, April 30, 2015


Why am I gone so much this time?

Here Comes Peter Cottontail...
Happy Birthday Pip Squeak!

Ever used Facebook Messenger to have a friend in Kentucky order food for your party while you are in Canada???
Yep - been there, done that.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Beautiful Union...

I found myself at the wedding of two dear friends today...

It made me think...
It made me feel...
Yes, I cried...
I don't think there was dry eye in the sanctuary.

It made me happy that a wedding 20 some years in the making was finally happening...
And how I wish that their legal wedding could have been the same day as their wedding celebration.

Baby Steps...


Saturday, April 18, 2015

My Pip Squeak...

My heart is smiling and crying at the same time...
My Pip Squeak is now a year old!

Happy Birthday Buddy - you and your big brother make my life complete!


Sunday, April 05, 2015

Taking That Step...

I saw a post recently, yes I shared it, that said:
"Sometimes God closes doors because it's time to move forward.  He knows you won't move unless your circumstances force you.  Trust Him!"
And, I believe that messages always arrive in threes.

So, after getting slapped in the face last week three times, I did some hard thinking...
I did some brainstorming with my two best friends...
I did some praying in church...

I feel like I am now facing the right direction...Now to take that first step.

It is time to focus on the positive of those steps and not on what I am leaving behind.


Saturday, April 04, 2015

Happy Easter - 2015

We celebrated Easter a day early this year...
That's what happens when your children become adults and have other families to spend time with.

As long as we get to spend time with them, doesn't bother me to go a day early!

Zilla and PipSqueak searched for eggs and got some furry pillows/stuffed animals to love on and the adults got baskets too (I only got a picture of three of them... Two had already gone home before I thought to take a picture).
Yeah - I got a basket this year...One that I didn't make!
Our baskets this year were ice cream bowls. :)


Friday, April 03, 2015


Egypt was in town with her girls and we headed up to the Butterfly exhibit at Krohl Conservatory. Had an amazing time catching butterflies and taking pictures!


Friday, March 06, 2015

Hanging My Head in Shame...

Well, I fell back into the non-blogging mode.

Some is the same ole, same ole - stress, work, yadda yadda yadda...
But, I am also getting into my craft room more, which should mean blogging with the computer sitting right there (and I don't have to fight anyone for it)...
Instead, the focus has been sewing and geneology.

And April looks to be a very heavy work travel month for me, so...
Let's not sound like a broken record here...

The sewing is very meditation for me and allows me to spend a lot of time thinking about my future and what my options are...
Not sure if anything will come of it or not, but it's worth exploring!


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Heading Toward My 12...

I'm trying to do better about keeping track of my reads this year.
I didn't make the 12 in 2014 and I think it is because I didn't keep track.
I read wayyyyyyy tooooooo much to not have made it.

So, here is January and February's reads (in no particular order):
1. The Financial Wisdom of Jesus: The 7 Spiritual Principles of Weath by Paul Millard (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
2. Remove NegativeThinking:How to Instantly Harness Mindfulness and The Power of Positive Thinking by Helga Klopcic and KC Harry (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
3. Fitness Optimization: Learn the Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle.  The 8 key elements of Fitness, Lose Weight, and Become a More Radiant Human Being. by John Mayo (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
4. Small Habits, Big Results: 55 Small Changes That Completely Turned My Life Around by Michelle Williams (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
5. Viper Game by Christine Feehan (Ghostwalker Series) <--Recommend! But you need to read the series in order.
6. Obsession in Death by JDRobb <--Recommend! But you need to read the series in order.

Any one got any book suggestions?


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lost my mind?

I may have bitten off more than I can chew this time. 

I piled up all of the material that I'll be using to make six blankets this year. 
And I must admit that there are four more that I don't have fabric picked out for (in other words, there should be a lot more fabric in the picture!).

Not sure if MBB should be searching for mental hospitals yet or not...
But at least I am starting in February and not December with a goal of Christmas for 70% of them...


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nana's Helper

Zilla insisted on helping Nana shovel snow.
And I do mean insisted!
I was trying to shovel while holding PipSqueak and Zilla was having no part of that...
It wasn't so much that he wanted to do what Nana was doing, but he couldn't stand that PipSqueak was getting to do something that he wasn't.

Gotta love sibling rivalry!

He did a pretty good job of getting the snow on the shovel, but Nana had to help by getting the white stuff off of the shovel.