Friday, December 30, 2011


I have signed up for a class over on Big Picture and signed up for a class with Stacey Julian
Tweleve I will try to keep up and post my project here online.

Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Mail/Sad Mail day

Happy Mail day!!!

I was sadden when I went to the post office to get stamps for my postcards. The lady at the post office told me that stamps will be going up again soon. Which means less cards in and out of the mail. 
I know .98 cents is cheaper than me driving/flying to some of these destinations but still it makes me sad knowing that people will just stop sending paper mail and go to paperless.

True it is easier to do everything online as far as bills are concern but not letters. I did notice that the number of Christmas cards were less this year. As many people simply just noted their holiday wishes on facebook or was it because it cost more to mail a letter?

Keep writing hand written letters!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope and pray that you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas and Happy 2012!

I am really looking forward to 2012 after a crazy 2011!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Very Happy MAIL!!!

WOW!! Today was a happy Mailbox day!!! I got several cards and a few that are not shown here. Will need to scan them in this week.

I love getting all these great cards in the mail!

Of course if you would like to received and give postcards check out Postcrossing its really cool. I have collected several cards over the years and its so much fun seeing the different county stamps and handwriting

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Semi Happy Mail

Seems like the mail is getting smaller and smaller these days. Heard that the post office is thinking about only delivering every other day? That would not be good.

I guess I need to send more to get more mail???
I know some blogs include their mailing address so people can send them post cards and letters but I really don't think people read this blog enough to do that. but I guess I would if I knew people were reading this. I know there are a hand full of friends :) Which I grateful!!

Here is the post card that I got this week!

This one is from Belarus. 
Very pretty church.

Thanks again for stopping by! Hey let me know you stop by and leave a message.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Finished Needlework


Finally! I think this one took longer because I changed the colors and had to really think between each square.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Mail

WOW its been a while since I have received any post cards. wonder if its because I have not sent any??? I guess you got to send something to get something back in return.

Here is what I got today...

Happy Mail!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Album

It seems that the list of possible album ideas for December is flying around cyber space. My friend has added some ideas for documenting December on her blog.

I am doing good to get my project life album completed these days. I will have to look at my options and basically come up with my own idea of combining all the great ideas into one fabulous plan.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankful for...


November is the month to really stop and think about what one is thankful for....
This being the 16th of November, I am a little behind on the list of what I am thankful for.

1. My husband
2. Warm showers
3. Loving friends
4. Freedom
5. Clean drinking water
6. Watching the cat play
7. Having the chance to be anything I want to be
8. God's forgiveness
9. Family
10. Spending the day baking cookies
11. Watching the leaves change colors
12. Being creative
13. Holiday season
14. Warm clothes coming right out of the drier
15. Fresh Eggs
16. Mindless television shows to help relax

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving Snoopy

I hope that you have a GREAT thanksgiving and enjoy 
the time. Also take time to remember there is a great deal to be thankful for!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe from for Oatmeal Coconut Chewies....YUM! They are really good. They only lasted 3 days!

They are easy to make and you really can not taste the coconut.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Recipe

Last night I tried a new recipe from a blog called "The Pioneer Women" she has tons of great ideas. The one I made was the Cajun chicken pasta. I changed it up a bit, no bell peppers and I did not have any Cajun seasoning so I just added what I had in the spice rake. It was really good.
I recommend using Roma Tomatoes as regular one have too much water in them.
I was so tired I forgot to take a photo of the finish product but it really did look like hers!


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Happy Halloween... wait its already over : (
Now its time to get the turkey cooked and get ready for the crazy day after shoppers.

I never get out of the house on the day after Thanksgiving. 
There is nothing that will make me get out of bed at 3 AM???

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The first part of October I attended a week long residency. 
The plane ride was nice and quick. Clear skies

Our view from our room looking over 
St John's River in Jacksonville, FL.

I have been trying to caught up ever since I got back :)

October flew by!!

Where did October go? I can not believe we are looking at Thanksgiving plans?!?!?!?!

The chickens are doing great finding about 10 eggs a day. But I heard that they may slow down with winter coming. I did get to see the geese fly south yesterday. It was cool.

Hopefully I will do better this month with the blogging. Things are crazy busy with school, chickens and just keeping up with life!

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mail call & Chicken update

Well I have been out of town for a few days for a residency program and when I got home I had a mail box full of cards...




Can you see Waldo? This card was from the US

The chickens are up to laying 7 eggs a day on average! 
So I will have to get my list out and start delivering eggs!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Progress is being made...

Even with the crazy life situations that has been going on this past month. I have been able to work on the needlework. I often wonder if it is taking so much longer because I am choosing my own colors compared to just following the directions?

I should finish up in about a week. I did get off a bit with the chart but that's ok once I am done the frame will cover it up.

Update on the chickens....

They are laying an average of 3 eggs a day now. One day they surprised me with 6!! There are usually 2 whites and one brown egg. The numbers should start increasing with time.

One of the eggs is always a small egg. The chicken is a smaller chicken. I am sure the size will not increase on her eggs.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Mail

The mail is running slow around here these days. 
I wonder if its because people are too busy or money is just tight?

Here are the two I got a few days ago....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Its been a while things have been crazy busy around here.
Here are some of the cards I have gotten over the few weeks.

With some of the smaller post offices are closing people are worried that there will no longer be any paper mail. That would be sad since mail has been around for many years. Until they stop the mail I will keep sending and receiving post cards and letters. 

Its sad to know that the schools are no longer teaching hand writing as everything is computer or texting. There should be room for both!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Project Life Project

 Guess what I was able to do this past few days?
Get my 2011 Photo Album up to date!!!

It felt so good to get this one off my to day list and get organized to keep it up to date.

Front page still needs something....
Subject to change : )

Yes, we were near a massive fire.
I am just glad it did not get our property.

Here are some other pages....

I noticed that there are some days even weeks that I missed out. I am now looking up current events to fill in the gaps of the missing days and weeks.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mail Call...

This is a great card! I think I may put this one in my family reunion album!!!

Slow mail day. This is the only card I got this week.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello Monday!......UPDATED

Hoping that this week will be more productive and not as hot! So far we are on a great start as we got a little rain this morning and we are not 150 degrees outside. Nice change. But it will be 101 by this afternoon. Then it is suppose to rain this weekend when my sister is having her garage sale. Boo! But we need the rain.

This weekend I was able to clean up my craft room and get to my table so maybe this week I can start on a project that has been put on hold for the past few months.

Enjoy your week!

I was able to get about 2 months done in my album today! It was a great feeling!!! Only 4 more to go and we are up to date!!! Can I do it???

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Mail

Its been a while but here are some of the postcards I have received in the mail.....

This was a photo that the sender took and sent it as a postcard. For people outside of the United States would like this photo as for us this is an everyday site.

Happy Mail everyone!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


New update on the Chickens... They are crowing now and you can tell which one each time as they are all different. One misses a few notes while one is loud and clear.

I was able to take a photo of all my chickens with my new camera. I was impressed that it could take a panoramic photo.

The chickens are now 18 weeks old. Eggs should start coming anytime now. However with this heat it may not help the egg process.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Needlework progress

I finally started on the first of three needlepoint that I have been wanting for a while. I changed the colors from what the designer picked out. I can only do so much brown in one pattern.

This is called Rainforest Crunch by Needle Delight.

The size of this is 12 x 12.

Here is what the original looks like....

I wanted more colors that I like pinks, purples and blues and a touch of brown.... Some of the blocks on mine is out of order : )

I will keep you updated as this project goes on. This one will take a while to do.
It is progressing by one square a day. If I am lucky two a day...

The next question who will get this as a gift??? 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"UPDATED" Hypothyroidism

About 8 months ago I found out I have Hypothyroidism. Its not bad just you feel like you are walking in a sleepy haze most of the time. I have progressed and improved over time. I have gone from needing to sleep most of the day to taking a nap every other day depending on what I do. Going to the grocery store can wear me out.

I had an appointment with a Endocrinologist today. He suggested that I have an ultrasound of my thyroid and more blood testing. The blood test doesn't worry me but the ultrasound does. I am a little worried but its mostly because my mind runs wild with the possibilities of what could happen. Most of the time worries never come true. Calming myself has become challenging. Praying when a worry comes into my head helps but it comes back.

Today I find out the results from the ultrasound and blood test.....

The results were all GREAT!!  They simply increased my meds and the ultrasound looks good as well. My next appointment will be 6 weeks from now.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Texas Heat

 While walking the dog I saw this huge crack in the ground. There has always been cracks but nothing like this one.

When I took the closeup photo I should have put a ruler or my hand near it. But I was afraid something would come out of the crack!

We need some rain! I believe it will have to rain for several days before we will get out of this drought.
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