Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I had turned 100 quilt squares over to the quilt lady several months ago. She called me a couple weeks ago and said she needed me to come up with 18 more squares to make the quilt a twin size....Talk about pressure! I've been able scrape up about 6 more squares, but I'm still short. I've got the quilt lady breathing down my neck because she is leaving for Arizona for the winter....She wants to work on the quilt over the winter. If anyone would like trade squares with me, please leave a message in the comment section. Thank you in advance.

To any family members that may read my blog and haven't sent in their square.....When Ava is admiring her quilt someday and asks the question, "Where is _________square??" Well, I guess I'll look her in the eyes and tell that sweet little child that she needs to ask _______.
If you want to avoid that conversation in the future, drop a square in the mail.

Monday, October 22, 2007


We had a BEAUTIFUL fall weekend here in Michigan! The temps were quite warm and the days were filled with sunshine. I do know that old man winter is going to be knocking on our door in the very near future.....I'm NOT going to answer.

As you might have noticed, I have a new blogger profile photo (or possibly NOT since my big photo slide has now pushed my profile photo to the bottom of the page). We had some family pics taken this weekend by Doris (she is the mother of Hope's friend Bells) and that was a lot of fun. We haven't had a family photo taken since Hope was about 2 years old (sad, I know)....I kept waiting to lose a few (like 20) pounds or not quite happy with the way my hair looked and about 14 years have now passed. I decided that it ain't gonna get any better (I'm aging rapidly) so we best have them taken. I'm really pleased as to how they turned out even though Jeff and I both were discussing how even our "fat pants" were feeling tight on the same day the pictures were taken.....We might have to consider putting the deep fryer away for awhile.

Here are some of the pictures.......

*******The photo of Jeff alone might have been somewhat altered*******

Monday, October 15, 2007


I'm not going to lie to you....I'm just not into this whole blogging thing. I still LOVE to read other people's blogs, but just don't have much to say on mine. This wait is just taking too darn long and it's taking all the fun out of blogging. I wish the CC** would just give us a few more days this month. The whole China adoption community could use a lift instead of a punch in the gut this month. Anyway, this is what has been going on in our neck of the woods.........................

  • Jeff and I found the BEST new restaurant for breakfast in our little town. I guess I should say that it isn't even new....We just never went there before and we have lived here 6 years. Yum!! I'm not normally a breakfast person, but we ate there both Saturday and Sunday and plan on doing the same next weekend. We couldn't get any of the kids to go with us so it was kind of a mini date for us.

  • We closed down the pool for the winter.....SADNESS! Last Monday, it was about 85 outside and the temperature has now dropped about 30 degrees. I guess it was time. I hate to get my gas bill as it is.....I found the ideal temp of the pool was 87 degrees!

  • I have to mail a check off today to my friends at the Internal Revenue Service. I've filed an extension for so many years now that I have it in my head that tax day is truly October 15Th. I hope the I.R.S. is happy that they have forced me into carrying the same Coach bag I did last fall. B@$t@%&$!

  • I just realized this morning that since the weather has turned cold, I haven't shaved my legs in about a week. I think you might even be able to say they're furry. Even after knowing that this morning, I didn't shave them.

  • Jeff and I purchased a deep fryer this weekend. I'm not sure if it's going to be such a great idea for our waistlines, but it was sure good for the taste buds! We made the BEST fried chicken yesterday. We were running around the kitchen just looking for stuff we could toss in the fryer.

  • I'm up 2 pounds since last week. I don't know WHY I can't lose weight. Hmmf.

  • Saturday night was Homecoming and Hope went with some friends. This picture was taken before the guys got ready for the dance by Bell's talented mother. I didn't even bring my camera to take pictures because I knew her mother would do such a great job! I think this picture looks like they could be an advertisement for a comedy group!

Well.....That's all folks!

Monday, October 08, 2007


Monday, October 01, 2007


While I was driving home today a REALLY large bird (about the size of this fellow) flew over my car and relieved himself....I'm serious, it was like a HUGE water balloon hit my windshield! I think it's possible that the stork flew over and took a big ole' crapper on my car...... AND if he is indeed carrying only 5 days worth of referrals..... The crapping ain't over.