Thursday, March 26, 2009

Is Winter Over Yet???

With Spring officially starting on the 20th and today being the 26th, one would only naturally think that the warmer weather would come with it. So, when I'm teased with 5o degree days, and now days that contain cold, snow, and wind. Well, lets just say that I done! I'm so glad that I enjoyed my snowman making a couple weeks ago, because this is what poor frosty would look like at my house as of today.

I don’t know if I can take another day of winter!! I'm so sorry if this picture of poor frosty offended you, but the weather I'm sure is offending me more. Sorry about your luck! I promise not to put anymore violence on my blog. Ha!

Have a good day everyone!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What a Beautiful Spring Weekend...

I just love when the weather starts to warm-up and the snow melts away. I however, do not like the mess it does make. Sometimes we have to deal with pain to gain. I have started taking my dog for walks again. I am trying to get in a few laps down the driveway here and there. It is so much easier now to walk in the evening since daylight savings time. I can't tell you how happy it makes me when the days seem so much longer. I know that a lot of people have a hard time adjusting but I LOVE the change.
Today I went out to enjoy some fresh air and it was just gorgeous, so I made a snowman. It was so much fun. I haven't made one in years. I couldn't get to my coal stash, so I just used wood chips laying around. I came into the house to retrieve his hat and scarf....and boy let me tell you I forgot how bright old Mr. Sun is. I could not see for several minutes. I hope this is a sign that Spring is here to stay.

Frosty didn't stay frosty for long, however. Within in a hour he took a tumble to the ground.

Farewell, snow friend. It sure was fun making you, but it is perfectly okay that you did not stay around. I hope you all had a good weekend. What did you do to enjoy the beautiful weather?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On Monday night my friend Laurie had her first SU workshop. It went great! However, the weather did not cooperate and so four friends were not able to make it. However, she still had a great turn out with seven of us. It was fun! Her workshop was a 5-10-15 class. I had never heard of this. So, for five dollars you could make 5 cards, each taking 10 minutes to make....or get the cards free if you placed a $15 order. What a great concept. Seeings how I like to talk and the people that I sat with like to talk, it did take us a bit longer. Oh, darn! =) Actually all of us would have loved to stay longer, but with the wind howling and the snow coming down, we thought it was a good idea to get home. So, we did not get one project done.

I liked all the cards I made, buy my favorite card of the night was this little guy. We used the Good Egg stamp set. We colored the chick using the blender pen in the So Saffron chalk. Then used the two-way glue pen to add dazzling diamonds glitter to the eggshell. I think he turned out eggsellent cute!

I love Bella Rose paper, so of course I love this card. It was fun bending up the petals from the "Flower, Daisies #2" die. We used a Scor-Pal to add the lines in the leaves. LS had the stuff all cut out for us, what a treat.

This card is so nice and clean looking. Looks simple, but let me tell you I had the hardest time getting the roller to go on evenly. I'm in love with all the trees in the SU catalog. I want all the sets, this one included. This last card is really neat, too. I told you I really liked all the cards. There is something about blue (Bashful Blue) and brown (Chocolate Chip) that just makes me fall in love. The stamp set is called "Illuminations" and I would never have given it a second look in the catty, but using this set changed my mine. Funny how going to workshops will do that for a person. I also like how the layering of card stock provides color and interest.

Well I had a great time and look forward to the next gathering. Oh and you should go to Laurie's blog and write down her recipe for the most amazing dessert she served. It was heavenly. I love making Triffles and eating them more, so I will be enjoying this one often. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How Smart is Your Right Foot?

Give this a try, it’ll bring a smile to your face.

Now, without anyone watching you (they will think you are Crazy) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. (For those of you that are a little slower than others clockwise means to the right!!)

OK, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. I told you so!!! And there’s nothing you can do about it! Yes, this is stupid but hilarious and you will probably try it again and again throughout the day!! Now if you are one of those odd balls who isn’t affected by this - You might want to get yourself checked!!

This is funny, I was at work and a girl made me try this. First off though she had me write the number 6 on paper. Well, that was easy, peasy. However, when she reread it and told me to air write the number, lets say that was a whole different story. Too funny!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pinewood Derby Racing 2009

The Pinewood Derby is a highlight of the year for most Cub Scout packs, and I have to admit it is also a highlight for me. I can remember way back to the days that my brother was in Cub Scouts and raced his cars. Now, that my nephews are in Cub Scouts I get to look forward to this fun night once again. Watching and cheering for the brightly colored cars speeding down the track is very exciting. However, I think it is the life lessons that I admire the most. Like for instance: Kids and parents spending time together on a project, learning good sportsmanship, and/or just having a fun pack event.

The boys did a great job on their car's this year. They came up with the design and then their mom helped them cut out the cars and their dad helped with the weights and polishing the axles.

Bridger made his kit into a "foxy" truck. Unfortunately, he did not place in any heats, but he showed great sportsmanship. Great job, Bridgey!!

Connor, came up with a million dollar car. Pure gold folks, nah just kidding. He had it painted in a really neat gold color. Very shiny! Connor was not a happy camper at first. He did not win his first heat, so his dad added more graphite to it. His car did really good in the next couple of heats. It is so much fun to watch the cars when they are neck and neck. He ended up getting beat, but not by much at all. Only by a couple of PH's (lol). Job well done, Connor!

Gator, did a great job decorating his derby car. In fact, for being the youngest he ended up having the fastest car out of the three boys. It was really fun watching his car. He lost his heat only by a few centimeters. Very close! Awesome job, Gator!

The final races of the day were for adults. It was a lot of fun seeing the dads and moms race their cars. I had to laugh, cause my brother brought his car for show-n-tell from thirty-one years ago and ended up racing it. In fact, he ended up getting first place in his heat. How fun is that. So, I guess high mileage isn't always bad. =) Fantastic job, Jerry!

Thanks for a great day, fellows! I had a great time watching you guys race and look forward to next year already.